Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

In Short Jacksonville

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

In Short Jacksonville

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********** CLARIFICATION (10/1/96

A Jacksonville Journal item on Page A-5 yesterday said a

new state law allows owners of disabled permits to park for

free in handicapped hourly parking lots or garages when

driving specially equipped vehicles. This only applies to lots

and garages run by cities or counties.

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QUOTE, UNQUOTE

"What she's done is make people think about how to live in peace

and harmony."

-- Jean Hall Dodd of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, about

the Peaceable Planet Quilt project at Jacksonville Beach

Elementary School, which was headed by librarian Heidi

Lowey-Ball. Story on Page A-1.

BOB PHELPS' PEOPLE

Betty O'Brien of Mandarin admits that her 2-year-old

grandson's exag gerated temper tantrums, with screams and

footstomping, were getting on her nerves while she visited

family in McAlester, Okla. She told the boy, Colin O'Brien ,

that his outbursts were called "fits."

She asked him why he had the fits and he said, "Because I like

them."

Later, the family was watching television when a flamenco

dancer came on. While the Spanish woman was stomping and

clapping, the boy asked his mother, Kathy O'Brien , "Is that

lady having a fit, Mom?"

DISABLED PARKING LIMITS

Handicapped drivers who previously were allowed to park at

meters for an unlimited time soon will be required to move along

within four hours.

The time limit, established under Florida law, takes effect

tomorrow. Violators face a $5 fine.

City officials hope the change will promote turnover in

handicapped parking spaces, said Howard Conner, chief of public

parking.

In other changes, owners of disabled permits will be allowed to

park for free in handicapped hourly parking lots or garages when

driving specially-equipped vehicles. …

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