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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Jan. 27, 200512:00 PM EST

City Notes


• Reminder: the courthouse will be closed only on the Friday and Monday around the Super Bowl. They’re still working on a schedule for the other days and we’ll have it for you when it’s ready.

• State Rep. Stan Jordan will be on the Dr. Phil show Friday night at 9. He’s commenting on the controversy around the Scott family who lost custody of Evan to his birth mother.

• We aren’t very tidy folks. Last Saturday’s Super City Cleanup produced 19 tons of litter, which took about 2,000 bags.

• According to the Mayor’s Office, 11,000 participants in the Reading Super Bowl have read 50 books or more and are eligible for the upcoming prize drawing. Prizes include access to one of the boats in the upcoming light parade, a day with Mayor John Peyton and tickets to the Super Bowl.

• JEA’s downtown business office will no longer be open Saturdays beginning Feb. 5. However, branches throughout Jacksonville will maintain their Saturday 8 a.m. until noon schedules.

• Downtown Vision, Inc. is producing more than 50,000 black and white maps of downtown. Listing ATM locations and dining options, the maps will be distributed to visitors in town next week.

• Looks like the Radisson’s entertainment might be the best of all. They’ve booked Hank Williams, Jr., Blues Traveler, Willie Nelson, Los Lonely Boys and R Kelly for concerts Feb. 3-5.

• The folks who handle corporate travel are starting an association and will meet later this month at the Adam’s Mark. It’s both ways: those who book for their companies, and those who want to get the bookings.

• While the Mayor’s veto of the Baymeadows housing development caused some discontent at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the council did unanimously agree on one thing — generosity. During a presentation recognizing the Rev. Brad Smith, founder of a national Super Bowl related charity movement called the Souper Bowl of Caring, Councilman Warren Alvarez took a soup pot the organization uses to collect money and passed it around the room like an offering plate. After the pot made it around the room, more than $220 had been collected. Emily Haag, the Jacksonville director of Souper Bowl for Caring, will deliver the money to the Salvation Army this week.

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