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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Local NAACP chapter urges minorities to vote

By on July 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm

The reasons are debatable, but the numbers are clear: minorities have long been ill-represented at the voting booths. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, an NAACP tri-county chapter centered in Levy County has placed getting people in the racial minority to vote [...]

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Two more victories for former Gator swimmer Ryan Lochte

By on July 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Ryan Lochte continued to collect gold medals in Shanghai with two World Championship performances on Thursday in both the 200-meter backstroke and as a member of the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, bringing his  victory total to four. With two days of [...]

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The Righteous Kind performs tonight at Bo Diddley Plaza

By on July 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm

In his day job as a chemistry professor at the University of Florida his students called him the Colonel. At night, he becomes a singer/songwriter and musician. Chuck Martin is the band leader, lead vocalist and lead guitar player of [...]

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18 year old dies in car crash

By on July 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm

A Williston teenager is dead after a head-on crash Friday morning.  Just before 7 a.m. 18-year-old Michael Cuello’s vehicle crossed the center line and hit a pick-up on State Road 121 between 85th street and Wacahoota Road. Cuello was not [...]

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Potential consequences of a national debt default

By on July 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:53 pm

With the debt plan deadline looming, some have begun raising questions about the consequences of a national default if it were to happen. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe spoke with Prudential Florida Managing Broker Richard Cohen to discuss the possible effects [...]

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One student’s trash may be another’s treasure

By on July 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:53 pm

As summer comes to a close, hundreds of students are moving out this week. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with Children’s Home Society of Florida Executive Director Jennifer Anchors about how those students can help area children in need.

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Swamp Dance Fest underway at UF

By on July 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Choreographers have flocked to Gainesville from around the world to take part in an intensive four week course which culminates in the Swamp Dance Fest.  Matthew Reeves is one of the choreographers and directors of the Dance Fest.  He is [...]

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Clock ticking down on debt ceiling issue

By on July 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:22 am

Congress has less than a week to make a decision regarding the debt ceiling crisis and local banks are feeling the pressure. President and CEO of Florida Bankers Association Alex Sanchez says people are worried about their money just as [...]

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Two sides weigh in on Medicare debate

By on July 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:23 am

Medicare has its 46th anniversary in the midst of discussions on whether or not the program should receive cuts. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with local advocates of both sides.

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Expo celebrates Americans with disabilities act

By on July 28th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:24 am

Gainesville’s Citizens Disability Advisory Committee held an expo today to celebrate the 21st anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act. The event served as an educational opportunity as the committee handed out information about services available for individuals with disabilities. [...]

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