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UF budget gets OK from trustees

In a meeting today, the University of Florida Board of Trustees discussed the future of the university’s budget and whether or not increase tuition.  As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports, while some cuts will be going into effect in the 2012-2013 fiscal year, many budget issues are still unsolved. …

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Marion county horse out of Triple Crown chase

The thoroughbred racehorse I’ll Have Another has dropped out of the Belmont Stakes this weekend. His trainer said earlier today he has the start of some tendonitis in the left front leg. The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company sold I’ll Have Another earlier in 2011.  WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris spoke with company …

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Missing Gainesville High School teen found safe

A Gainesville High School student who had been missing since last Friday has been found.  According to the Gainesville Police Department, 16-year-old Marissa DeVito was found alive and safe today in a Gainesville apartment complex.  GPD spokeswoman Corporal Angelina Valuri says Marissa was staying with someone she knew.  Valuri says DeVito was originally believed to …

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Libraries offer creative summer activities for youth

Summer is almost upon us, which leaves parents searching for ways to keep their children active and entertained.  The local public library system holds a number of activites, and today we’ll take a look at what Alachua County Public Libraries have in store with their summer reading programs and events.  Earlier WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris spoke with …

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Marion County pet owners to see new UF emergency clinic

A new pet emergency clinic will be opening in July as a collaborative effort between area veterinarians and the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  UF Veterinary Hospitals chief of staff Dana Zimmel says they were approached by private practicioners with the opportunity to create this facility. [Audio clip: …

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New poll shows presidential race looking more positive for Romney in Florida

Things may be looking better for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney among Florida voters.  A new poll from the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute shows him pulling ahead of President Obama.  Assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute Peter Brown says this isn’t unique to the state of Florida. [Audio clip: …

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Love bug season aggravates Florida motorists

If you’ve been fortunate enough to spend time in Florida the past few weeks then you know them well…lovebugs.  The notorious black flying bugs fill the skies every May and October and they’re everywhere, especially stuck to the front of your car.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris spoke with University …

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Tiny bug, big problem

If you’ve driven near the University of Florida campus this week, you may have thought the circus was in town. That’s because several buildings near University Avenue have been tented for termites. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris spoke with University of Florida assistant to the associate vice president for student affairs …

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Beloved author Sendak remembered

Generations of parents and children have lost the creator of the beloved bedtime story, “Where the Wild Things Are.”  Children’s book artist and award-winning author Maurice Sendak has died at the age of 83. University of Florida English Professor John Cech is Sendak’s long-time friend and colleague. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s …

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