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NORTHEAST FLORIDAThis past weekend, which dates were Sat. Morning, April 4, 2009 through  Sun. Evening, April 5, 2009, Florida’s First Coast awoke to a contradictory (only in the) Florida Times-Union (Morris Publishing Group) mess. The leading story in Sports featured who-else-but  Gene Frenette. His sources said Driscoll, 44, is the favorite for the Osprey’s top job.

Basketball coach?

Stale news!

NCAA Final Four in Ford Field was already wondering who would be in the Top 2. As usual, any news of FSU was buried on page C-4, with no mention of Wed., April 8, 2009’s baseball game at the Sun’s Baseball Stadium against the Ospreys.

James Lamar Rhodes (born May 13, 1927 in Matthews, Alabama) was an outfielder with a 7 year career from 1952-1957, 1959. He played for the New York Giants and San Francisco Giants, both of the National League.  Of him, the great manager Leo Durocher said "a buffoon is a drunk on a hitting spree." In the 1954 season, he was often used as a pinch-hitter for Monte Irvin, and came through with an incredible number of clutch hits. -wiki  image courtesy www.grandstandsports.com

James Lamar Rhodes (born May 13, 1927 in Matthews, Alabama) was an outfielder with a 7 year career from 1952-1957, 1959. He played for the New York Giants and San Francisco Giants, both of the National League. Of him, the great manager Leo Durocher said "a buffoon is a drunk on a hitting spree." In the 1954 season, he was often used as a pinch-hitter for Monte Irvin, and came through with an incredible number of clutch hits. -wiki image courtesy grandstandsports.com

Over in Metro, in a featured LETTERS FROM READERS, DAVID CARTES, director, Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability, Florida State University, Tallahassee,  sincerely hoped that “Sen. Jim King’s Communications, Energy and Public Utilities Committee deliver[ed] a clean energy strategy and not simply a renewable portfolio standard.”

However, as we’ll read the very next day, which was Sunday, Sen. Jim King wants to be [revealed by Ron Littlepage]  state university chancellor, a job the boss of the Ospreys already has!

Cartes had already said on Sat. that “Any business person will tell you that no successful business venture can start without a business plan, and energy is big business.”

But  Ron Littlepage insisted on political intrigue — he accused Republicans of believing in global warming and a generally-abominable energy policy.

As usual, the intrigue will continue on Florida’s First Coast because Duval County Mayor Jake Godbold, 1978–1987, just had to mention the Trail Ridge Landfill before the City Council meeting on Thurs.

JOHN PEMBERTON--The Times-Union--3/23/07--State-of-the art electronics and a nimble boat is the newest member of the JFRD. Former Mayor Jake Godbold finally has something named after him. A 50-foot fireboat numbered Marine 1. The new fireboat will be christened on Sunday with a display of it's capabilites for the public to see. The all aluminum boat will go 3 times as fast as the other boats and floats in 1/3 the water. Built in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, the construction took 6-months. With a top speed near 50 mph with 2 C18 Cat engines deliver 1700 HP and power for a 10 KW generator. 4 nozzles spray 6,500 gallons per minute. (The Florida Times-Union, John Pemberton)

JOHN PEMBERTON--The Times-Union--3/23/07--State-of-the art electronics and a nimble boat is the newest member of the JFRD. Former Mayor Jake Godbold finally has something named after him. A 50-foot fireboat numbered Marine 1. The new fireboat will be christened on Sunday with a display of it's capabilites for the public to see. The all aluminum boat will go 3 times as fast as the other boats and floats in 1/3 the water. Built in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, the construction took 6-months. With a top speed near 50 mph with 2 C18 Cat engines deliver 1700 HP and power for a 10 KW generator. 4 nozzles spray 6,500 gallons per minute. (The Florida Times-Union, John Pemberton)

But …

Morris Publishing Group wasn’t even paying attention because  the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal awoke to find itself as a fledgling settlement and had become a weekly newspaper.

— k. a. gardner

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