• An update to the Monday article on Florida Bar rules for Web sites. Though the rules go into affect Friday, the Florida Bar Board of Governors voted to enact a six-month moratorium on enforcement to give members enough time to comply with the new rules. The board also approved a policy on attempted voluntary filings of lawyer Web sites that Bar staff will not review the entire contents of a Web site even if a lawyer files that voluntarily, but will respond to specific questions involving a specific phrase or image to be included on a Web site.
• To further promote awareness of children and youth seeking adoption, the Jacksonville Bar Association is announcing the formation of an Adoption Law Section. This Section will provide members of the Jacksonville Bar and the public with information in the area of adoption law, which includes both dependency and private adoptions. For more information, please contact Hope A. Iseley at 354-9980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Tickets are on sale for “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” a concert celebrating Martin Luther King Day. The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus and choral groups from UNF, JU, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church and Bethel Institutional Baptist Church will be joined by the Ritz Chamber Players Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Times-Union Center. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $25 for reserved seats. Call 353-1636 or visit www.jaxchildrenschorus.com for details.
• In reviewing the e-mails sent to the Charter Revision Commission, there are a lot of responses to the idea of changing the sheriff from an elected to an appointed position. All of that discussion was against the idea.
• The Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast from 7-9:30 a.m. Jan. 8 at the Osborn Center. The breakfast will feature keynote speaker Rodney L. Hurst Sr., author of “It Was Never About a Hot Dog and a Coke: A Personal Account of the 1960 Sit-in Demonstrations in Jacksonville, Florida and Ax Handle Saturday.” Individual tickets are $20 per person and corporate tables of 10 are $250 per table. To register call 366-6600 ext. 7606 or e-mail email@example.com.
• Not a big football fan and looking for some entertainment on New Year’s weekend? The Cecil Aquatic Center, 13611 Normandy Rd. will host the Third Annual JaxParks Swim Classic Jan. 1-3, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. each day. Last year’s match welcomed nearly 400 swimmers and more than 2,000 spectators. Local teams that participated included the Spartan Aquatic Club, First Coast Aquatic Club and North Florida Swimming. For more information contact Dawn Williams at 573-8994.
• The City’s list of lobbyists has been updated to include Joe Mobley, Rick Brackett, Thomas Ingram, T.R. Hainline and Paige Johnston.
• Ills and cures of Downtown Jacksonville have gotten a lot of publicity recently. Citizens can get involved in the health and vitality of Downtown through the Urban Core CPAC (Citizens Planning Advisory Committee), which will meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Ed Ball Building, training room 110 at 214 N. Hogan St. For more information, contact Marilyn Fenton-Harmer, Housing and Neighborhoods Department 255-8236 or Mfharmer@coj.net.