Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Morning Briefing

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Morning Briefing

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AT&T JACKSONVILLE SITE TO PICK UP MORE CALLS

AT&T Corp. plans to shut a customer service center in Kansas City, Mo., in September and route calls to facilities in Jacksonville and four other cities, but the move won't affect jobs at the company's Jacksonville call center.

The closing will eliminate 179 jobs at the Kansas City center. Long-distance calls formerly processed there will be handled by AT&T facilities in Jacksonville, Athens, Ga.; Charleston, W.Va.; Ennis, Texas, and Houston, the company said.

"Fewer people need operators to help them make a long-distance call," said Kerry Hibbs, spokesman for AT&T, the country's largest long-distance telephone company. Yet, the company has no plans to add or eliminate call center jobs in Jacksonville, he said yesterday.

CSXT SOUNDS SUPPORT FOR MEMORIAL DAY

Jacksonville's CSX Transportation Inc. will be making some noise Monday.

At 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, train crews will sound their locomotive horns and shop locations will sound whistles or bells for the National Moment of Remembrance, the railroad announced.

In 2000, Congress established The White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance to restore the significance of Memorial Day. All Americans are encouraged to pause at 3 p.m. Monday to remember the men and women who died in service to the nation.

ST. JOE CO. PLANS TO SELL 7 MILLION COMMON SHARES

Jacksonville-based real estate company The St. Joe Co. announced late yesterday that it plans to sell 7 million common shares of the company.

St. Joe will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares currently held by its principal shareholder, the Alfred I. duPont Testamentary Trust, the company said in a news release.

An additional 1.05 million common shares are subject to an over-allotment option at the discretion of the underwriters of the offering. …

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