Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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Breaking News

Jacksonville, FL (July 29, 2008) - A murder suspect being chased by a Jacksonville police officer was fatally shot near Mayport this morning, becoming the third person shot by city police in 10 days. The shooting occurred some time around 4 a.m. in the 2500 block of East Americas Cup Drive. Rick Graham, Jacksonville police’s chief of detectives, said the officer was chasing a murder suspect when the officer shot multiple times. The officer was not hurt, Graham said. -- Read on

Question: Why is there an America's Cup Drive in Jacksonville, FL?

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At 5:38 PM, Anonymous tillerman said...

Why is there an America's Cup Drive in Jacksonville, FL?

I assume the question is rhetorical.

Surely you know that the America, winner of the One Guinea Cup off the Isle of Wight in 1851, and therefore the boat that started all this America's Cup nonsense, was sold at Jacksonville, Florida, to the Confederate States Navy in 1861.

 

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