2007 August 8th
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City Notes


• Jim Van Vleck has been elected to a two-year term as the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s chairman of the board of directors. Also elected: Clarissa Chandler, Steven Cohen, Leonard Curry, Daniel Krajewski, Matt McAfee and Frederick W. Schantz. Jennifer Gornto was elected to the board to represent OPUS, the symphony’s young professionals group. Isabelle Davis and Jay Stein were elected as Honorary Directors while Claudette Williams, Ed. D. and Daniel Davis were named Ex Officio Directors.

• U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez has joined the Senate’s High Tech Task Force. Established in 1999, the group is an advocate for the technology sector on Capitol Hill and promotes broadband development to rural areas, telecom reform and ensuring federal regulations and the tax code do not hinder technological growth.

• Plaza III Steakhouse is hosting an event Saturday to raise money for Pamela Comstock, who has been dignosed with primary sclerosing cholengitis and needs a liver transplant. In conjunction with the National Transplant Assistance Fund, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of all sales between 4:30 p.m. and closing to help pay Comstock’s medical bills. For information, call Banquet Coordinator Sue Perry at 598-0234.

• Remember a few years back when Florida State’s two NCAA football championship trophies were stolen from the school’s trophy case? One of those in on the theft was Jason Paul Rojas, an attorney in Tallahassee. The Florida Bar recently got around to disciplining Rojas for his role. The Bar found that, while Rojas didn’t steal the trophies, he did hold onto them and was charged with dealing in stolen property, a second degree felony. The Bar suspended Rojas for 60 days for his role.

• The Jacksonville Waterways Commission meets Thursday at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers. It’ll be Council member Bill Bishop’s first meeting as Waterways chair.

• Police and Fire Pension Fund Executive Director John Keane is planning a Sept. 11 memorial breakfast. A catered breakfast for elected officials is planned for 8 a.m. followed by a short memorial service.

• The area around the stadium should be brighter these days. JEA recently “re-lamped” 180 street lights around the stadium and baseball park.

• San Marco Music closed its doors on Hendricks Avenue. The music store was located a few doors down from Jack Rabbits. No word on why they closed or if they moved to another location.

• The Edward Waters College Football schedule is out and there are only two games at home this year out of the 11. Sept. 8 against Shaw University and Oct. 20 against UNC Pembroke.

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