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Replicas Of Columbus Ships Dock In Georgia

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue but he never set foot in North America. Now, carbon copy replicas of his fleet of ships will do what Columbus didn’t — make landfall in the New World. The ships will be in Saint Marys, Georgia, more than 500 years after the explorer first set sail from Spain.

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4/12/2017: Mental Health First Aid Initiative; FCSL Citizenship Day; Sulzbacher Village

Wednesday on “First Coast Connect” we spoke with Baptist Health CEO Hugh Greene about the Mental Health First Aid initiative. Florida Coastal School of Law professor Kara Roberts and student Lance Francis talked about Saturday’s Citizenship Day and Sulzbacher Center CEO Cindy Funkhouser and Board Chair Pam Chally told us about Thursday’s groundbreaking of Sulzbacher Village.

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State Looks For Answers On Opioid Epidemic

TALLAHASSEE — Facing pressure to address drug overdoses across the state, Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi rolled out plans Tuesday for a series of workshops and gave support for legislation focused on opioids and drug abuse.

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Teacher Vacancies A Concern As Duval School Board Budgets

Duval School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said filling teacher vacancies will be a focus of next year’s budget. As nationally fewer people are deciding to become teachers, Vitti said, during a workshop for next school year’s budget Tuesday, Duval is having trouble recruiting for the upcoming year. Over the last two years, the district recruited more than 500 new teachers from across the country. Duval currently has about 100 vacancies.

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4/11/2017: Delegal On Pensions; Book Club; UNF Communications Master’s; Towler ‘Woman With Heart’

Tuesday on “First Coast Connect” we heard from local labor attorney Tad Delegal about Mayor Lenny Curry’s pension reform plan. The First Coast Connect Book Club with blogger Stacey Goldring focused on the classic novel “The Stranger.” University of North Florida Communications Department Chair and director of the master’s program Brian Thornton talked about the school’s new master’s degree program in communication management and Florida Blue Foundation vice-president Susan Towler talked about being this month’s “Woman with Heart” raising awareness of Volunteers in Medicine.

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Name That Crustacean: Jax Jumbo Shrimp Asks Fans To Name Mascot

Tuesday is the last day for Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp fans to pick a name for the team’s new mascot. Last year, when the Jacksonville Suns became the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp , the team adopted a pink, muscle-bound, fighting crustacean as its logo. Spokesman Marco LaNave calls it “the J shrimp” because it’s “in the shape of a J naturally — for Jacksonville.” But the scrappy little fellow is as yet nameless. “So we asked our fans to submit names for the mascot and we got over 2,000 entries,” he said. LaNave said that list has been narrowed down to five finalists: Jimbo, Mayport, Rocky, Scampi and Shelley. Fans can vote for their favorite at jaxshrimp.com The newly named mascot will be introduced to fans at the Jumbo Shrimp’s season opener Wednesday night at the Jacksonville baseball grounds. Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at 904-358-6351, choskinson@wjct.org or on Twitter @cydwjctnews.

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