Wayne Weaver

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Jacksonville sexual assault victims can soon go to a new location for forensic exams and other resources. It’s called the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam —  or “SAFE” center and Monday was its ribbon cutting.


It was Aug. 31, 2009, when “First Coast Connect” first hit the airwaves of 89.9 WJCT-FM.

Here’s the audio of that first show with guest Wayne Weaver, who was then the owner Jacksonville Jaguars. The first episode also includes a cameo by a frequent contributor to our weekly Media Roundtable, Florida Politics columnist A.G. Gancarski.

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A large donation from Jacksonville philanthropists is helping Rotary International toward its goal of eradicating polio.

On Monday at the Omni hotel, former Northeast Florida Rotary Governor Tommy Grimes announced a very generous gift.

“Delores Barr Weaver and J. Wayne Weaver have made a $250,000 donation to the eradication of polio,” Gilmore said.

Tuesday marks an entire year since Africa last reported a case of the disease.

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Nationally recognized philanthropists and former Jacksonville Jaguars owners Wayne Weaver and Delores Barr Weaver have donated their $4.7 million Lakewood mansion to support the local nonprofit community.

Jacksonville Public Education Fund

Nearly $20 million in private funding has been approved to go toward recruiting and keeping the “best and brightest” educators in Duval County, and even more could be on its way.

Former Jacksonville Jaguars majority owners Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver are number 17 on The Chronicle of Philanthropy's top 50 charitable donors of 2012 with $83.7 million donated.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Tigers are coming back to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

Zoo officials broke ground on the new $9.5 million Tiger Exhibit today thanks in part to a $3-million donation from former Jaguars owners Wayne and Dolores Barr Weaver.

The exhibit will include at least six tigers including a pair of Sumatran tigers that will be used for breeding.

Other Asian animals in the exhibit will include critically endangered Viscayna warty and babirusa pigs, Asian small-clawed otters and wrinkled and wreathed hornbills.