Note to readers: from time to time, we will use this space to introduce members of the Times staff to the public.
Name: Jim Ross
Originally From: Bolingbrook, IL
Came to Florida: September 1989
My Family Includes: My wife, Melanie, Mom, Dad, four brothers and one sister.
Employer: St. Petersburg Times
Occupation: Reporter, covering local court system.
My Favorite School Subject Was: English, because I enjoy reading and writing.
I'd Rather Be: Playing golf.
Hobbies: Golf, reading, watching sports on TV
Favorite or Last Book Read: Jordan Rules, about Michael Jordan.
Clubs: Ocala Sertoma Club; parishioner at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Ocala.
People Think I'm: Serious.
I Think I'm: Fooling a lot of people who think I'm always serious.
If I could, I would: Take my wife on a trip around the world.
My Greatest Achievement: Getting married.
If I Could Meet Anyone, Dead or Alive, It Would be: Jesus Christ.
My Pet Peeve: Bad phone manners.
My Goal in Life Is: To be a great husband, father and Christian.
The Biggest Problem We Face Today Is: Apathy.
Finally, I'd Like to Say: Always help others and never give up.