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Parkinson’s patients have new outlook on life thanks to technology

By on January 19th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm

New technology is helping patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease have a better quality of life. Researchers from the University of Florida and 14-other medical centers reported results on Deep Brain Stimulation or DBS yesterday. UF’s Center for Movement Disorders and […]

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Sirens takes to the stage at the Hippodrome State Theatre

By on January 12th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:42 pm

The Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville is bringing the realities of marriage, love and even Facebook to the stage. “Sirens,” a four-actor play, tells the story of empty-nesters Sam and Rose Abrams as they cruise for a happily ever after. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s […]

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Florida Taxwatch optimistic about governor’s second year challenges

By and on January 11th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm

While Floridians have a mixed reaction about the economy during Governor Rick Scott’s first year in office, one organization is optimistic about the current session and year ahead. Florida Taxwatch President and CEO Dominic Calabro says the governor faced an adjustment into politics […]

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Some smoke present as fire conditions worsen

By and on January 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Taylor and Dixie County drivers may see some smoke this morning from a number of fires recently contained.  Perry District Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Chelsea Parker says the very dry weather conditions mean the risk of fire will continue to heighten.  […]

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All Marion County high schools earn “A” or “B” grades

By on January 4th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Marion County’s seven public high schools scored enough points on the FCAT to earn A-grades, but 4 of those were bumped to B-grades because their bottom quartile did not significantly improve. Public Schools Spokesman Kevin Christian says regardless, the student’s hardwork shows in these […]

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Students form nonprofit to encourage living simply so others may live

By on December 6th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Cutting down utility bills, using more recyclable materials, or simply skipping the soda at lunch can make a difference for someone in another country who goes without even a bed or refrigerator. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence reports, a […]

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Acrosstown Repertory Theatre Christmas play sheds light on family secrets

By on November 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Sometimes the under-currents of family stress make their appearance during the holidays. That is one way to describe “A Christmas from Heck.” Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence has more. Play runs December 2nd – December 18th at 619 S. Main […]

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Consumer confidence unchanged from a month ago

By on November 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm

Florida’s consumer confidence remains the same this month compared to last month. The Consumer Confidence Index, a survey that asks people how they feel about the economy and buying things, remained at 65 points. University of Florida Survey Director Chris McCarty […]

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Dixie county middle-schooler killed in hunting accident

By and on November 9th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm

A 12-year old Dixie County boy is dead following an apparent hunting accident yesterday. The Dixie County Sheriff’s office says Bryan Austin Osteen was hunting south of Cross City with his grandfather when Osteen’s shotgun fired, striking his torso.  WUFT-FM spoke […]

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Alachua County School system launches free mobile phone app for parents

By on November 1st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Want to check your student’s attendance and progress in school? There is an “app” for that!  Alachua County Public Schools now has a free Campus Mobile Portal application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users. Parents can check their child’s grades, test scores, […]

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