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events | Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Our online calendar can help Saturday October 3, 2015 $2 Jacksonville ship lost in Joaquin Flu bug strikes gators QB Grier may be out vs. No. 3 Ole Miss Sports, C-1 Rogers gets win 45o as bolles rolls Prep Football, C-1 Duncan out as Education secretary Nation, A-4 Coast Guard is searching for the cargo ship, missing since early Thursday By Dana Treen dana.treen@jacksonville.com A 735-foot Jacksonvillebased cargo ship with 33 crew members is missing and apparently caught in Hurricane Joaquin near Crooked Island, Bahamas, according to Coast Guard rescuers. The El Faro was en route from Jacksonville to San Juan, Puerto Rico, when it began taking on water, said Storm Shifts East Hurricane Joaquin expected to veer out to sea, but will still bring drenching rains. A-3 Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss. It was last heard from at 7:30 a.m. Thursday when the ship’s crew contacted the Coast Guard about the leak to say it had been contained but that the ship was listing at about 15 degrees. Doss said the El Faro was believed to be in the eye of the hurricane at the time. The crew consists of 28 U.S. citizens and five from Poland, according to the Coast Guard. “This vessel is disabled basically right near the eye of Hurricane Joaquin,” said Coast Guard Capt. Mark Fedor in Miami. “We’re go- SHIP continues on A-8 Jacksonville ‘HEARTBREAKING’ City floods Eureka Garden with inspectors as mayor promises help for tenants Bahamas Atlantic Ocean Last known position of El Faro on Oct. 1 as of 4:01 a.m. Source: marinetraffic.com Steve.Nelson@jacksonville.com When mass shootings become routine The public must balance outrage with moving on when faced with tragedy By David Crary & Adam Geller Associated Press The news from Oregon was grim enough in isolation — nine people shot dead at a community college. For many Americans it was all the sadder as a reminder of how frequent, how depressingly routine, mass shootings have become — in malls, at churches, and so often at schools and colleges. In Loveland, Colo., an elementary school principal mused on how security precautions now preoccupied her staff, including adultsonly evacuation drills that exempt the students in order not to traumatize them. “It’s a sad indicator of our world right now that we have to have a plan,” Michelle Malvey said. In Washington, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania said he went into his office and wept on hearing of the Oregon tragedy, thinking, “Here we go again.” A school security expert in Texas advised Americans to brace for recurrences. “This is the equivalent SHOOTINGS continues on A-8 More inside Accused gunman was Army boot camp dropout who studied mass shooters. A-3 Bruce.Lipsky@jacksonville.com Mayor Lenny Curry leaves an apartment after talking to residents about the problems in their unit. Curry joined inspectors from several city agencies Friday on a sweep of Eureka Garden Apartments to check into issues reported by tenants. By Jim Schoettler jim.schoettler@jacksonville.com Years of neglect at one of Jacksonville’s most notorious federally subsidized apartment complexes drew a team of city inspectors Friday to the Westside property as Mayor Lenny Curry promised to do what he can to improve living conditions for its hundreds of residents. “Heartbreaking,” an anguished-looking Curry said during a hastily called news conference at Eureka Garden off Labelle Street. “Adults shouldn’t have to live like this. There’s children living under some of these conditions. It is unacceptable.” Just how much the city can do remains unclear as the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is responsible for holding owners of such properties accountable for upkeep. Bruce.Lipsky@jacksonville.com Jeff Johnson, AARP Florida director, speaks at the meeting marking the release of JCCI’s “Re-Think Aging” report. A HUD spokeswoman said her agency's inspectors were also on the property Friday and will conduct a monthlong review to decide if fixes need to be made. Marsha Oliver, a spokeswoman Grant for Curry, said results of the inspections won’t be known until some time next week. Inspectors from the city fire department, building code office and other agencies flooded the 400-unit complex after Curry put together a team earlier in the week to review a complaint letter written by the tenants’ association to local, state and federal officials. Tenant association president Tracy Grant wrote EUREKA continues on A-8 By Rhema Thompson rhema.thompson@jacksonville.com Over the next 25 years, Northeast Florida is expected to double the percentage of its older residents, and with that, will come some significant changes — some the area is ready to tackle and others it is 10 Plymouth Street Lake Shore Blvd. Lenox Avenue Cassat Avenue 228 Eureka Garden apartments Park Street Area of detail DUVAL CO. N Hamilton Street Steve.Nelson@jacksonville.com Planning for an aging Florida A report on older residents suggests ideas to tackle challenges ahead not, according to a new study. One big issue is the cost of housing. The study indicates thousands of older residents in St. Johns, Duval and Clay County pay more than 50 percent of their monthly income for housing and utilities. Non-profit civic group, the Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. — better known as JCCI — released the findings AGING continues on A-8 75 60 COPYRIGHT 2015 Weather Today’s Sunday Classified D-7 Editorials B-8 $99 for treatments at the Youthful NO. 276 Comics D-4 Metro B Surf’s up high morning’s 151ST YEAR Crosswords D-4, E-9 Money B-6 6 SECTIONS Forecast on A-2 low Medical Spa Details, A-2 Dining D Obituaries B-5 60 PAGES 6 65486 00100 4