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  • | 12:00 p.m. November 3, 2009
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• While he was in town Monday to pick up an endorsement from the local Fraternal Order of Police in his U.S. Senate run, Gov. Charlie Crist offered to help the Jaguars. “I’m an old quarterback you know,” said Crist, who played at Wake Forest. “Maybe the Jaguars can use something.”

• If you are headed to the Fair this year, there are a couple of new events scheduled. The Guitar Hero tournament is Nov. 14 from noon-6 p.m. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. that day. Also, you can try out to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune Nov. 14 and 15 from noon-4 p.m. The tryouts are at the Baseball Grounds and names will be chosen at random.

• Tickets for the 2010 Players Championship are now on sale starting at a price of $45 for daily tickets, a 40 percent saving from last year’s $75 ticket. The tournament will be held at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass May 3-9. The limited-time pricing will be available until Dec. 31. Weekly grounds tickets will be available during the same timeframe for $145 (down from $199). For tickets go to www.PGATOUR.COM/theplayers, or call 888-401-8000.

• The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s “Sound Check” card is featured in the November-December issue of “Symphony,” the magazine of the League of American Orchestras. The program, now in its third year, allows students to purchase the card for $25 and attend any Masterworks, Friday Fusion or Coffee Series performance for an entire season. Last season, 1,934 “Sound Check” cards were sold and another 250 were presented to members of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra.

• Duval County Public Schools will begin a joint campaign with its counterparts in Clay and St. Johns counties Friday when the three launch the “Be There” initiative. It’s part of a national program designed to inspire parents to become more involved in their children’s lives, including education.