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October 9, 2011

■   PTSD's war toll: Buddy system helps veterans battle demons -
It was a blow getting the letter from his ex-wife, the letter telling George Pappas his kids didn't want to see him. Not what he needed on top of money issues and roommate strife, on...

May 10, 2011

■   Alvin Brown's Washington experience extensive, somewhat elusive -
When Patricia Owens heard a reporter was calling about Alvin Brown, she let out a gasp of joyous disbelief: She'd been looking for Brown for years, she said, wanting to thank him for his help...

March 12, 2010

■   Florida troops hit the sand, ready for year's mission -
Pvt. 1st Class Kimberly Egipciaco was excited about deploying with the Florida National Guard when she was training at Camp Blanding, and was still excited when she and 2,500 other Guard members headed to Texas...

February 1, 2010

■   Mayport's 4th Fleet runs Navy's response in Haiti -
The first order of business, Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Spencer remembers, was just finding out how bad things were. It was shortly after 5 p.m. Jan. 12, and a news station on display in the 4th...

December 6, 2009

■   Iraqi refugees find lack of help, support on First Coast -
When it comes down to it, Haitham Saleem doesn't really want to be here, doesn't want his life to be like this. He's glad to be safe, happy to no longer be in the war...

September 30, 2007

■   The Dollar Tumbles -
It's the type of conversation you have to expect to have when you do business around the world, when you're trading another country's currency for the dollar, a form of money that has lost its...

June 4, 2007

■   Jacksonville's Global Ambitions -
It's been a steady drumbeat for almost two years, since the day a Japanese ocean carrier said it was establishing its East Coast hub in Jacksonville. More trade is coming, the drumbeat goes, more international...

April 6, 2007

■   Shipping port rules burning daylight -
When an NYK Lines ship loaded with cars showed up at the mouth of the St. Johns River last month, it had to sit at anchor for several hours before being allowed into port. The...

September 3, 2006

■   Jacksonville shipping salivates about Cuba -
When Dick Morales was growing up in Cuba, his family's concrete products business would buy wire mesh from the United States. It was a product that would be shipped through the then-much-smaller Port of Jacksonville...

August 24, 2006

■   TNT Logistics sold in $2 billion deal -
TNT Logistics has been sold to a private equity firm for 1.5 billion euros -- almost $2 billion -- meaning a new name and a sharper focus for the firm, whose North American headquarters...

December 7, 2005

■   TNT NV set to sell logistics business -
TNT NV is looking to sell its logistics business, including its North American unit, which is based in Jacksonville. The Netherlands-based company announced the sale Tuesday during a news conference in Amsterdam. It said it...

July 15, 2005

■   Port close to signing huge deal with line -
The Jacksonville Port Authority is on the verge of signing a deal with an Asian shipping line that will bring a mammoth new facility to Dames Point and could create thousands of jobs, double the...

July 12, 2005

■   How CAFTA shapes up on First Coast -
In a cavernous facility down a side road in Macclenny, dozens of workers put the final touches on sport coats destined for department stores around the country. This week, many of the garments have arrived...

August 3, 2004

■   Spy aircraft to be built at Cecil -
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer will be making the military's newest spy plane at Cecil Commerce Center as part of a team led by defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. Lockheed won the $879 million contract to...

June 11, 2004

■   Leaders bond on Mideast -
SEA ISLAND -- Sea Island's moment in the world spotlight ended Thursday with an ebullient president and a group of once-estranged allies talking about the renewed closeness of their relationship. Along the way, the leaders...

■   Nations ask what, if any, role in Iraq -
SEA ISLAND, Ga. -- The G-8 nations' leaders will have barely shaken the sand out of the shoes they wore on the dunes of Sea Island when they'll have to once again take up perhaps...

June 8, 2004

■   Torrent awaiting Savannah lies dormant -
SAVANNAH -- Georgia's First City settled into a lazy waiting mode Monday, keyed up for today's beginning of the G-8 Sea Island summit. With little on either the official or alternative agendas, security personnel patrolled...

April 18, 2004

■   THE STEEL CRISIS: Demand from China is driving up the cost of construction in the U.S. -
A load of steel coils was dropped off in Bruce Mancuso's warehouse Thursday morning, giving him a little more wiggle room. But just a little. All of the material, used in making steel buildings, has...

February 8, 2004

■   U.S., allies agree to compromise on dollar -
BOCA RATON -- The United States reached a compromise with its economic allies over the falling dollar this weekend, although how it would be put in place remained vague.

November 22, 2003

■   Miami stumps for trade zone headquarters -
MIAMI -- Stressing its reputation as the "Gateway to the Americas," Miami took the next step on Friday in its bid to house the headquarters of a proposed hemisphere-wide free-trade zone.

November 21, 2003

■   Protesters, Miami police clash during free-trade protests -
Hundreds of North Florida residents, mostly union members, joined the throngs of protesters surging through Miami on Thursday to protest a hemisphere-wide free trade area being negotiated in nearby downtown hotels.

November 20, 2003

■   FTAA draft lacks wide-ranging nature the U.S. initially sought -
MIAMI -- Trade negotiators seeking to form a free trade area covering the entire Western Hemisphere agreed Wednesday to a rough draft. But the draft lacks the wide-ranging nature the United States initially sought after two of Jacksonville's largest port customers -- Brazil and Venezuela -- expressed concerns about such an approach.

September 14, 2003

■   Thinking Global -
The 114,000 square feet of greenhouse space is in place. Some 30,000 orchid seedlings have been shipped in, and the state-of-the-art shading system is set up, ready to protect the fledgling plants from the harsh sun.

June 5, 2002

■   Prague voters skeptical on national vote -
In this month's national elections, Michal Nohejl will vote ODS - reluctantly. Though Nohejl grants that the conservative Civic Democrats (ODS) may not be the country's most attractive political force, he says "they're the best we have at the moment."

May 22, 2002

■   City Hall cracks down after television report on fare-boosting device -
Miloslav Novak thinks local cab drivers get a bad rap. "We can't get customers. They re all afraid," said Novak, basking in the sunshine near his green Ford taxi, parked on Wenceslas Square.

September 7, 2000

■   Mob sends mixture of messages at UN -
The drums outside the United Nations stopped at 11 a.m. Exactly 11 a.m. Sure, it was a protest. But that didn't mean they had to be uncivilized about it, does it?


This is a showcase of the work done by Timothy J. Gibbons during a journalism career now stretching back more than a decade.

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