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Gainesville residents not happy with mail processing changes

By on December 5th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm

The U.S. Postal Service is scaling back mail processing at about 250 locations around the nation.  WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman says Gainesville residents aren’t happy about what this means to our service.

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UF students rally this week for lower tuition rates

By on November 28th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Aside from the university’s plan for education reform, this week starts off “Stop Tuition Hikes” week around the University of Florida. The movement started with the formation of the Gator Student Alliance, which is made up of over 22 different [...]

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Black Friday starting a day earlier this week

By on November 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:24 pm

The Day after Thanksgiving is often called Black Friday — a day retailers depend on to put them in the “black” for the year. But Black Friday seems more and more to be turning into Black Thursday. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s, Blake Alderman went shopping [...]

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Gator stores putting on their rally caps

By on November 14th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

After winning two national championships in 2006 and 2008, the Florida Gator football team has struggled to rack up wins this year. WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman says the team’s trouble affects more than the sporting world.

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Weekend fatal plane crash under investigation

By on November 7th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:54 pm

The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into a weekend plane crash which killed two north Florida men. WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman says the plane lost control shortly after take-off and landed into a heavily wooded area. 47-year-old Mark Fuller and 74-year-old Ralph Ken [...]

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World population tops 7 billion

By and on October 31st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm

The world became a bigger, more crowded place today.  The global population is expected to hit seven billion.  Along with the birth of a 5 lb., 8-oz baby girl in Manila Philippines came all the worries that surround the planet’s [...]

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Making recreation into revenue

By on October 25th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Newberry is taking a different approach to bring in more money to the city’s economy. WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman says sports play a big part in their development. Newberry Mayor Bill Conrad saysthe city is boosting its sports and recreation tourism, [...]

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Ocala rolls towards skate park solution

By on October 17th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Ocala residents can expect a new skate park in the near future. WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman says the city is trying something a little different for the new park’s design. Ocala Parks and Recreation Division Head Ire Beathea says the park [...]

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Local farmers begin chestnut harvesting season

By on October 10th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

October marks the official start of the chestnut harvest season, but what many don’t know is this fall favorite tree is now a rare commodity.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman has more. Chestnut farms around the country have dropped dramatically over the [...]

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Alachua County students begin receiving flumist

By on September 26th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Health Department personnel showed up at two Alachua County schools today to provide students with some protection this flu season.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman was there.  

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