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Panhandle businesses continue to struggle from negative publicity of oil spill

By on July 29th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:22 pm

As the oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico continues past 100 days, businesses in Florida’s Panhandle continue to struggle to stay afloat. The first sightings of tar balls on the sandy white beaches there took a toll on tourism [...]

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Choices offers community a free health check up at Saturday expo

By on July 28th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Alachua County’s Choices program will provide free health and education services to members of the community this Saturday. WUFT-FM’s Erica Cordell talked with the Coordinator of Choices, Marie Small, about the upcoming community resources expo.

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Political backlash over governor’s special session call

By on July 21st, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Florida’s lawmakers rejected Governor Charlie Crist’s plan to place a constitutional ammendment on the November ballot to ban off-shore drilling in a special session Tuesday. Many continue to criticize the governor’s motives to call a special session in the first [...]

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University of Florida clarinetist competes internationally

By on July 14th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm

The University of Florida has a laundry list of accomplishments ranging from athletics to academics. The clarinet program at UF’s School of Music is often recognized for its prestigious reputation. As Erica Cordell reports, one UF clarinetist will represent the [...]

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Open house on Seahorse Key this Saturday

By on July 9th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Seahorse Key is a tiny island off of the coast of Florida near Cedar Key. In addition to a U-F Marine Lab, Seahorse Key is a nesting ground for Florida’s brown pelicans. As Erica Cordell reports, for the third time [...]

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Operation Care Pak continues to meet comfort needs of soldiers in Iraq and Kuwait

By on June 30th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Santa Fe College and members of the Gainesville community send care packages to Florida soldiers serving in Iraq and Kuwait every month. As Erica Cordell reports, on Wednesday “Operation Care Pak” sent more than 18 packages to show support for [...]

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Solar Decathlon Europe heats up in Spain for UF students

By on June 17th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm

This weekend, 31 University of Florida students are participating in an international solar energy competition. UF is one of 17 universities in the world to compete in the 2010 Solar Decathlon Europe. As WUFT-FM’s Erica Cordell reports, the goal of [...]

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U.S. Education Department Senior Official Pays Visit To Two Gainesville Area Schools

By on June 2nd, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm

A senior official from the U.S. Department of Education paid a visit to two Gainesville schools today (June 2nd). Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs and Outreach Massie Ritsch toured Eastside High School and Stephen Foster Elementary Schools and met [...]

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Public Invited To Remember Veterans At Special Memorial Day Service

By on May 27th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Alachua County Veterans Services invites the Gainesville community to a special Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony and barbeque will honor a unique group of Gainesville veterans. WUFT’s Erica Cordell talked with retired Alachua County Veterans Services Director, Jim Lynch about [...]

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Alachua County Veterans Service Director Jim Lynch Reflects On The Past Two Decades

By on May 27th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:31 pm

The man who has helped veterans in Alachua County for more than two decades is retiring. The veteran community in Gainesville consists of 20,000 people. Jim Lynch has helped secure benefits for many of them. WUFT’s Erica Cordell sat down [...]

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