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  • American Idol Finalist [Jax] Says It’ll Be An Honor to Perform at White House [Despite haters]

    07/03/2018 7:05:52 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 14 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 7/2/2018 | Rusty
    American Idol Finalist Says It'll Be An Honor to Perform at White House – It's About Patriotism By Rusty | Featured Contributor | July 2, 2018 3:34PM "American Idol" finalist Jax, isn't towing the Hollywood/music/sports industry line, saying she finds the chance to perform at the White House to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."I think it's kinda a really unfortunate thing people can't separate politics and patriotism," she told TMZ, explaining that her family has a strong military background.It's not about her or the President."I think it's about honoring our troops and celebrating the birthday of our country," she said.President Trump and...
  • Patriotic Music Star Accepts White House Invite, Shuts Down Critics

    06/30/2018 3:10:19 PM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 6/29/2018 | Erin Coates
    An invitation to the White House is an incredible honor, despite sports teams and athletes skipping out on celebrating their victories with the president. But nothing is going to stop one “American Idol” finalist from performing on the White House lawn on Independence Day this year. “I think it’s kinda a really unfortunate thing people can’t separate politics and patriotism,” Jax told TMZ. The New Jersey singer went on to explain that she comes from a strong military background. Her 20-year-old younger brother is a marine and her father was a first responder during the 9/11 terror attack, Fox News...
  • Tearful Corrine Brown asks court for mercy, compassion (ex FL Dem congresscritter)

    11/17/2017 10:50:05 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 46 replies
    N4JAX ^ | 16 NOV 17 | By Lynnsey Gardner - Investigative reporter , Jim Piggott - Reporter , Ashley Harding - Reporter , J
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A tearful Corrine Brown made her plea to the court Thursday afternoon, asking the judge to consider all she has done in her life and to show “mercy and compassion.” Brown, 71, was convicted in May of 18 counts of conspiracy, fraud and filing false tax returns. She said those charges run contrary to everything she's ever done in her life, and that she considers her decades of public service an honor and a privilege. Corrine Brown Headlines Corrine Brown with her attorney, James-Smith Corrine Brown's attorney: People 'deserve second chances' After tears, tough questions, Corrine Brown...
  • American Idol 2015--Live Thread

    01/07/2015 5:36:35 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 4,563 replies
  • Two arrests in Jacksonville airport closure, one “destructive device” found

    10/02/2013 5:23:06 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 2, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    No one is quite sure yet what happened last night at the Jacksonville airport last night, but two arrests have been made, and at least one “destructive device” has been found. Security shut down the airport for several hours and evacuated it while dealing with two suspicious packages, one of which may have been the real thing:
  • Live(streaming) Sarah Palin Rally in JAX

    10/07/2008 7:07:30 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 125 replies · 6,994+ views
    News 4 Jax ^ | news4jax
    Landing At Capacity As 5,000 Await Sarah Palin's Speech Police say the Jacksonville Landing reached capacity by 8:30 a.m. as at least 5,000 people wait for Republican running mate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to speak at a rally. More
  • McCray: Arrest an 'embarrassment' (Jacksonville & NFL)

    10/24/2006 3:03:13 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 5 replies · 680+ views
    Florida Times Union of Jacksonville ^ | October 2, 2006 | VITO STELLINO
    In what he described as an "unfortunate incident'' and a "big embarrassment,'' Jaguars defensive end Bobby McCray was arrested Sunday night after a traffic stop on State Road 9A for possession of a controlled substance and reckless driving. McCray said the controlled substance was a painkilling pill that he was given by the Jaguars' medical personnel on the plane ride back from Houston, and he planned to take it when he arrived home. He was charged because he didn't have a prescription and the hydrocodone pill was in his pocket. Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio backed McCray's description of the...
  • MNF: Report from WPGB (Pittsburgh) Has Roethlisberger Ill with 104f Fever

    09/18/2006 4:50:44 PM PDT · by mcg2000 · 14 replies · 536+ views
    Ellis Cannon's Sports Talk ^ | September 18, 2006 | Ellis Cannon
    WPGB & Ellis Cannon are reporting Roethlisberger has a fever of 104 ...
  • NAS Jax, FEMA Work Together to Provide Relief

    10/31/2005 4:24:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 210+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Oct 31, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class Mike England
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have been working together to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Wilma. Navy personnel have been working feverishly to provide FEMA with food, shelter and security in an effort to streamline the delivery of relief supplies. FEMA's partnership with NAS Jacksonville has resulted in the delivery of more than 1,492 truckloads of relief supplies to hurricane-ravaged portions of South Florida since relief efforts began Oct. 21. Trucks have trickled in from around the country with much needed relief supplies since the beginning of...
  • The Second Jacksonville, FL Freeper Coffee Get Together

    04/01/2005 9:16:59 PM PST · by Recovering Ex-hippie · 19 replies · 1,200+ views
    Freepers of Greater Jacksonville, FL will have our SECOND Coffee Get Together this Sunday, April 3 at 2pm !! We will meet at Panera's Restaurant and Coffee Shop at I 295 and Blanding Avenue. Join us for a fun filled, casual time of brilliant political discourse,laughter at the Left,a searing analysis of the issues the MSM always gets wrong and clever strategizing to Fight the Hildebeast ! For any further directions or info, just Freepmail me.
  • Freepers Launch First Jacksonville, Florida "Coffee Freeper Get-Together" !

    03/13/2005 6:31:13 PM PST · by Recovering Ex-hippie · 27 replies · 1,149+ views
    The Jacksonville, FL Freepers are pleased to announce our first ever Coffee Get-Together! We met on February 27th, Sunday afternoon at 2pm , at the Panera's on Blanding Avenue. This was done on very short notice. Present for the hour or so Coffee Klatsch were Chieftain,OXENinFla; Dutchgirl, Naomi4 and Recovering Ex-Hippie. Several other Freepers wanted to join us but had other committments that Sunday. We had a great time sharing memories of our pre-election exploits and discussing the political future. We had come together during the Presidential campaign, yet were scattered far and wide after our brief valiant efforts. We...
  • FHP: Two Children (11 & 15) Die In Crash Of Stolen Car (that they stole)

    03/07/2005 8:24:31 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 62 replies · 1,796+ views
    News4JAX ^ | 3-06-05 | ???
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol said that two children died early Sunday after the car they were in ran a red light and and smashed into another car.Investigators said the stolen 1990 Buick was speeding down Lenox Avenue about 1:30 a.m. when it ran through the light at Normandy Boulevard and stuck another car and overturned several times.Kadeem Howell, 11, and Cedric Reed, 15, were pronounced dead at the scene. Two 14-year-olds also in the car were taken to Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center, where Cedric Allen was in serious condition and and Corey Jackson was in critical condition Monday...
  • Fowler Dies After Brain Hemorrhage (Tillie Fowler former Florida Rep.)

    03/02/2005 9:07:35 AM PST · by tutstar · 24 replies · 1,068+ views
    First Coast News ^ | 3/2/2005 | By First Coast News Staff
    JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Former congresswoman Tillie Fowler passed away this morning, two days after suffering a brain hemorrhage. According to co-workers, she suffered the brain hemorrhage at her home in Jacksonville Monday. Fowler was at St. Vincent's hospital with her husband Buck by her side. Her daughters, Tillie Anne and Elizabeth, were also there. Tillie Fowler graduated from Emory University, where she received both her B.A. and law degree. Before moving to Jacksonville in 1971, she served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Robert G. Stephens, Jr. from Georgia and was General Counsel in the White House Office of...
  • Parents ask judge to let Schiavo divorce husband/Jacksonville

    03/01/2005 4:12:35 AM PST · by cyn · 204 replies · 5,324+ views
    The Florida Times Union ^ | 3/1/05 | PAUL PINKHAM
    A Jacksonville victim rights group and a state legislator urged Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday to launch a criminal probe into events that put Terri Schiavo in the hospital with severe brain damage 15 years ago. Justice Coalition founder Ted Hires also asked the state Department of Children & Families to take Schiavo into protective custody and Florida's attorney general to initiate a civil rights investigation into her treatment and efforts by her husband to have the feeding tube that keeps her alive removed. . . . Her parents said they filed the divorce proceedings because of Michael Schiavo's "total...
  • Jacksonville's Super Bowl a Marriage of Parties and Religion

    02/05/2005 1:10:24 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 1 replies · 210+ views
    AP ^ | 2/5/05 | Ron Word
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Links to places of worship are on the Web site of the Super Bowl Host Committee. Religious literature is being passed on streets to football fans. Several NFL players, instead of partying with Playboy bunnies and hitting nightclubs, are professing their faith at churches. In a town often said to be the buckle on the Bible belt, churches are taking unprecedented opportunities to get the gospel out to the 100,000 people who are in Jacksonville for Sunday's Super Bowl. Just a year after Janet Jackson shocked the world with her halftime wardrobe malfunction, religion has moved...
  • Five Passes Before Each Shot (author rips Jacksonville)

    02/05/2005 5:42:15 PM PST · by Rumierules · 13 replies · 797+ views
    ESPN.COM ^ | 2/5/2005 | Bill Simmons
    Posted, Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005 -- 2:15 p.m. Tell me if you think this is strange . . . . I started working for in July of 2001. Three times over the next four years, my bosses decided to send me to the Super Bowl -- New Orleans (SB 36), Houston (SB 38), and Jacksonville (SB 39) -- about 10 weeks before we knew who would be playing in the game. Each of those times, my beloved Patriots ended up making the big game. The one year they didn't make it was Super Bowl 37 (note: I'm tired of...
  • What's That Smell? Jacksonville

    01/26/2005 4:42:47 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 149 replies · 5,211+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 1-26-05 | Tony Kornheiser
    Right after Chad Lewis caught that touchdown pass with about four minutes to go, the touchdown that cemented the victory and ensured the Philadelphia Eagles would be in the Super Bowl, some guy in the stands joyfully held up a sign that said, "We're Going To Jacksonville." And I thought: What on earth is second prize? You have to build there? How did Jacksonville get the Super Bowl? What, Tuscaloosa was booked? If going to Jacksonville for a week is the reward New England and Philadelphia get for being the best teams in the NFL this year, Peyton Manning ought...
  • Holiday Tree Removed From Federal Courthouse (Video Coverage!)

    12/15/2004 6:11:51 AM PST · by NYer · 112 replies · 2,188+ views
    First Coast News ^ | December 14, 2004
    JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A Christmas tree that decorated the lobby in new federal courthouse downtown has been removed. Late last week the Government Services Administration, the agency that maintains the building, acted on direction from the Chief Judge to pull the tree. A lighted snowman, reindeer and sleigh has replaced the tree. A spokesperson for the GSA could not give specifics on why the tree was taken down. Gary Mote who handles Public Affairs from the Southeast Sunbelt Region says the decision was to "...make sure no one is offended." The artificial tree that was decorated with non religious ornaments...
  • For Lynyrd Skynyrd, time is now

    11/22/2004 8:07:47 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 113 replies · 2,684+ views ^ | September 19, 2004 | MARK WOODS
    Nobody seems to know much about the "1,000 rock experts" who decide who gets into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. This much we do know: They haven't listened to Lynyrd Skynyrd. I mean, really listened. Not just heard a few familiar notes of Freebird or Sweet Home Alabama, pictured rebel flags and Trans Ams, and voted for other bands.They haven't looked at old footage of packed stadiums. Not just in the South. All over the country.They haven't paid attention to what a wide range of musicians -- from Hank Williams Jr. to Neil Young (yes, Neil Young) --...
  • CAIR-FL Trains FBI Agents on Islam and Muslims [JAX]

    12/01/2004 12:22:02 PM PST · by OXENinFLA · 34 replies · 2,304+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 12-01-04 | U.S. Newswire
    MIAMI, Dec. 1 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today held a diversity training workshop on Islam and the American Muslim community at the FBI's Jacksonville Division All Employee Conference. More than 150 law enforcement agents, including FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force supervisory personnel, attended the workshop that examined basic Islamic beliefs and concepts, common stereotypes of Islam and Muslims and ways in which to improve interactions with the Muslim community. Agents were able to ask questions throughout the two-hour CAIR-FL presentation. "This type of positive interaction between law enforcement officials and...