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Giving Back: John Giffin When people volunteer, they can change lives including their own. Each week in Reason, we will highlight a volunteers story of giving back and how that selfless act was a true revelation. The volunteer project is a collaboration among the Times-Union, the
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Lifetime orchid collection moves from Jacksonville to Smithsonian; memories remain Look at the orchids, the hundred or so orchids, the heavy orchids and the light orchids. All are beautiful. All are too much to handle now.For decades, Helen Hoffman of Jacksonville spent her days painting and gardening in her Deerwood home, winning state
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Pod Rods: Some of the special local winners at Lake Mirror; some new concepts at SEMA and LA; and car shows galore Pod Rods checks out some more SEMA sneaks; a bit of a new Scion concept is revealed; the scariest car on film; and what locals won at the huge Lake Mirror Classic auto show.It's all in Pod Rods, as well as a huge car event calendar for you:read more
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Call Box: No sign of life at the shuttered Kmart at Beach and University Dear Call Box: My question is what do they plan on putting in the old Kmart building on Beach Boulevard?V.M.Dear V.M.: We havent heard of anything going into the building at 5751 Beach Blvd. We drove by the sprawling shuttered facility, which has been str
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F-22 Raptor combat jet is 'Darth Vader' of the airways, part of show in Jacksonville this weekend If Darth Vader had a fighter jet, it would be an F-22 Raptor.Though the Blue Angels are the stars of this weekends air show, the ferocious looking Raptors are the baddest birds on the planet.Its been said that in dogfight training with other U.S. fighters
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JaxPort buys three big cranes for $37.6 million to service bigger ships Three new cargo cranes designed for massive ships will increase the Jacksonville Port Authoritys cargo-handling capabilities for the Blount Island Marine Terminal, port officials said.JaxPort finalized the purchase a $37.6 million contract this week, and
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Fact Check: Gov. Scott's praise for fourth-graders was within bounds Times-Union readers want to know:Florida Gov. Rick Scott has said that a recent study shows Florida students are second in the world in fourth-grade reading. Can that be true?Scott made the statement during a Jan. 15, 2013, discussion with black lawmakers
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Nurse who had Ebola meets with President Obama at White House A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and met with President Barack Obama at the White House.Nurse Nina Pham said she felt fortunate and blessed to be standing her
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Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque VANCOUVER, British Columbia | The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, Muslim leaders said Friday.Assam Rashid, spokesman f
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2 dead, including gunman, in high school shooting north of Seattle MARYSVILLE, Wash. A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least one person and wounding four other students, officials said. The gunman also died in the attack.Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux said
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