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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Alachua County’s Rod Smith votes Thursday

By on October 28th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Rod Smith of Alachua, who is on the state democratic ticket as a lieutenant governor candidate emphasized the importance of early voting in downtown Gainesville today (Thursday). After speaking to a crowd of supporters at the Bo Diddley Plaza, Smith [...]

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Farmers markets popularity rises

By on October 28th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:55 pm

A survey on the web site “Liveability.com” ranks Gainesville in the top ten nationwide for its farmers markets. As Dan Katz reports, more Gainesville residents are buying their food locally.

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Do you believe in ghosts? Halloween approaches….

By on October 28th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

The night most kids, and some adults have been waiting for all year is just days away. We’re talking about Halloween. Candy aside, ghosts are a big theme of the holiday. But are they more than just Urban Legends? Florida’s [...]

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Cross Florida Greenway is the #1 hotspot for mountain bikers and trail seekers in the state

By on October 22nd, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection named October as officially Greenways & Trails Month. It’s a way to encourage Floridians and visitors to check out the many trails offered on state-owned property. The number one-ranked area for visitors looking for [...]

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A look at the candidates for the Alachua County Commission District 5 seat

By on October 22nd, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

The Alachua County Commission district 5 seat is up for grabs as Jim Gabriel challenges incumbent Lee Pinkoson. As 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta reports, both candidates are searching for ways to improve infrastructure and jobs.

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UF Economist Dave Denslow weighs in on the economy

By on October 21st, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Political strategist James Carvel coined the phrase, ‘Its the economy, stupid” almost 20 years ago. Yet it still rings true today as economic issues are dominating the November election campaigns. While some politicians argue that President Obama’s economic policies have [...]

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Sizing up the Gator basketball teams

By on October 21st, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm

When the Gator basketball teams take the court this season, there will be the usual freshmen making their collegiate debut in the orange and blue. Both the mens’ and womens’ rosters feature freshmen from all around the world. WUFT-FM’s Matthew [...]

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PALS program aims to end bullying in Alachua County schools

By on October 21st, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Many people wore purple this week to remember the lesbian, gay, bisexual teens who have recently comitted suicide. Meanwhile, the debate over how to deal with bullying in American continues. And as WUFT-FM’s Jason Hackett reports, in Alachua County there [...]

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Registered Voters in Citrus County will decide on a county commissioner for District 2

By on October 21st, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

The Citrus County Commission District 2 seat is being sought by Democrat Phillip Mulrain and Republican John Kenney. WUFT-FM’s Jon Perry has this profile of the candidates.

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Remembering the "Alligator Man" Harold Nugent

By on October 21st, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Services were held yesterday for Harold Nugent at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville. Mr. Nugent was better known as the “Alligator Man” to the thousands of school children he visited around the state as part of a joint effort [...]

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