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Jacksonville (Duval, Florida)

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  • In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance

    In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a far-reaching teacher merit-pay bill that will overhaul how teachers across the state will be evaluated and paid. The law creates an evaluation system that relies heavily on student test score data to judge teacher...
  • Fort Mose: In St. Augustine, Fla., a celebration of black history

    Fort Mose: In St. Augustine, Fla., a celebration of black history
    "One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that 'an unjust law is no law at all.'" The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr....
  • If you go: St. Augustine

    THE BEST WAY TO ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. From LAX, Southwest offers direct service (stop, no change of plane) to Jacksonville, Fla., about 47 miles from St. Augustine. Delta, Continental, American, US Airways, AirTran, Southwest and Jet Blue offers connecting...
  • Tax relief on mortgage debt forgiveness ends in 2013, so hurry

    The window is closing rapidly on one of the most important tax-relief provisions enacted by Congress during the housing crisis to help financially strapped homeowners. Although the 2007 law that allows taxpayers to exclude from income the amount of...
  • William Foley's winery shopping spree

    The Santa Barbara wine world is buzzing about the recent sale of Firestone Vineyards to William Foley of Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery. The deal, part of a plan by Foley to build a wine producing and distribution empire, has fueled speculation about...
  • Billy Powell dies at 56; Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboard player

    Billy Powell, the former roadie who became a rock star for his keyboard work with the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, died this morning apparently of heart problems in his home in Orange Park, Fla., police said. He was 56. Police received a telephone call at 12:...
  • Lead singer of '60s group the Classics IV dies

    Dennis Yost Lead singer of the group Classics IV -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Dennis Yost obituary: A brief obituary of Dennis Yost, the lead singer of the Classics IV, in Tuesday's California section gave the name of the group's song "Traces"...
  • Rocco Morabito dies at 88; won Pulitzer Prize for photo

    Photographer Rocco Morabito, whose shot of a utility worker saving the life a fellow lineman who had been shocked by a high-voltage wire won a Pulitzer Prize in 1968, died Sunday. He was 88. Morabito's health had been declining and he was in hospice...
  • PASSINGS

    Frank Melton Troubled mayor in Mississippi Frank Melton, 60, the mayor of Jackson, Miss., died early Thursday, less than two days after losing a reelection bid in a contentious Democratic primary that came a week before his second federal trial. The...
  • Harold W. Snider dies at 61; blind activist helped craft disability legislation

    Harold W. Snider, a prominent advocate for the blind who helped craft legislation that expanded the civil rights of Americans with disabilities and aided in the launching of an audible newspaper service, died June 26 at his home in Rockville, Md., after a...
  • Vic Chesnutt dies at 45; folk singer-songwriter

    Vic Chesnutt dies at 45; folk singer-songwriter
    Vic Chesnutt, a singer-songwriter of spare, idiosyncratic folk songs tinged with melancholy, died Christmas Day in Athens, Ga., after taking an overdose of prescription muscle relaxants, a family spokesman said. He was 45. Chesnutt had been admitted to...