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Mar. 19, 2013: Afternoon News in 90

  • Polls will remain open until 7 p.m. today for those voting in the Gainesville city elections.
  • Sears Holdings Corp. has selected Gainesville to establish its first “Center of Excellence” and plans to take on 25 University of Florida engineering students as interns.
  • Ross Allen Island closed Monday after 85 years of entertainment, leaving most of the 200 park employees jobless.
  • Pope Francis officially began his papacy Tuesday in an installation Mass. About 200,000 people packed St. Peter’s Square for the ceremony.
  • The annual White House Easter Egg Roll may be canceled due to budget cuts.

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