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Pandemic could put Jaguars’ traditions on ‘timeout’

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September 24, 2020
Lindsey Nolen Remember the basketball game HORSE? Well, on Thursday nights during the National Football League regular season the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offensive line comes together for their own version of the game, “CAT.” They’ve also been known to play a game of Rock Band or two. This is because on Thursdays after practice, Center Brandon Linder typically hosts the OL

SAGITTARIUS: Feb. 20-26

February 20, 2013
Rob Brezsny SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Do you floss your teeth while you’re meditating? Text-message and shave or put on makeup as you drive? Do you simultaneously eat a meal, pay bills, watch TV and exercise? If so, you’re trying to move too fast and do too much. Even in

AQUARIUS: Feb. 20-26

February 20, 2013
Rob Brezsny AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Gawker.com came up with colorful ways to describe actress Zooey Deschanel. In a weird coincidence, their pithy phrases for her seem to fit the moods and experiences you’ll soon have. You’re scheduled to have a Zooey-according-to-Gawker.com kind of week. Some themes: 1. Novelty ukulele

PISCES: Feb. 20-26

February 20, 2013
Rob Brezsny PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ve heard the thundering exhortation, “Know thyself!” Its origin is ancient. More than 2,400 years ago, it was inscribed on the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, Greece. As important as it is to obey, there’s an equally crucial corollary: “Be thyself!” Do you agree?

ESPN Enters Drone War

February 20, 2013
Chuck Shepherd Video transmissions from drone aircraft rose to more than 300,000 hours last year (compared to 4,800 in 2001). With input expected to grow even more, Air Force officials acknowledged in December seeking advice from a private-sector company experienced in handling massive amounts of video: ESPN.

Even a Dog Can Drive It

February 20, 2013
Chuck Shepherd Dog trainer Mark Vette showed off his best work in Auckland, New Zealand, in December: dogs driving a Cooper Mini on a closed course. Using knobs fitted to the dogs’ reach, Vette taught mixed-breed rescue dogs Monty and Porter 10 discrete actions, including handling the starter, steering wheel,

Stress Relief for Students

February 20, 2013
Chuck Shepherd In November, students at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, ordered three therapy dogs and set up a room for “super stressed” final-exam studiers. Typically, the dogs are lent to hospital patients and senior citizens. In December, Cornell University staff installed a patch of grass inside Olin Library

Oil Can Crook

February 20, 2013
Chuck Shepherd Jorge Sanchez, 35, was arrested in Burbank, Calif., in February after walking into a Costco store, brazenly stuffing 24 quart cans of motor oil under his clothing (some affixed with bungee cords), and heading for the exit. A security guard noticed him, but Sanchez fled and actually outran

Fibbing for Firearms

February 20, 2013
Chuck Shepherd The issue of “background checks” for gun purchases occupies center stage in the current gun-regulation debate, even though, ironically, current federal law on such checks is apparently half-heartedly enforced. In the latest data available (from 2010), nearly 80,000 Americans were denied the right to purchase guns because their

Feb. 20-26 Happenings Calendar

February 20, 2013
EVENTSTHIRD THURSDAY LECTURE SERIES Dr. Daniel L. Schafer discusses Anna Kingsley and her presence in Mandarin, 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Mandarin Community Club, 12447 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville. 268-0784.WHALE OF A SALEThe Junior League of Jacksonville host its 22nd annual garage sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 23 at Greater
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