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Bright leaves take root at Fifield Hall

It’s a sea of Holiday Red today at the University of Florida’s Fifield Hall with the annual poinsettia sale underway.  WUFT-FM’s Katerina Sardi says there is also holiday green, pink and more. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Hundreds of people are expected to support the Environmental Horticulture Club …

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Campus activism encourages HIV/AIDS testing

University of Florida student activists are commemorating World AIDS day by handing out information today on campus. Humanitarian Interactions on Campus President Laura Morris says there has been significant progress made in spreading knowledge about HIV/ AIDS, but there is still a long way to go. [Audio clip: view full …

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Newberry to reconsider fairgrounds bid

The City of Newberry will likely pull out of its bid to move the Alachua County fairgrounds to the Canterbury Showplace. Newberry Mayor Bill Conrad says the city will continue its plans for sports tourism in other ways. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] He says the city is …

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Bustling downtown brings weekend watch for police

UF Homecoming, Hemp Fest and Occupy Gainesville will be at the top of the Gainesville Police Department’s safety watch list this weekend. GPD Corporal Angelina Valuri says GPD is not changing protocol for the Homecoming football game, but will be more concentrated in Downtown Gainesville. [Audio clip: view full post …

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Search continues for suspected kidnapper

The Gainesville Police Department is continuing their search for a suspect involved in a student kidnapping Tuesday night. GPD Corporal Angelina Valuri says the student brought the suspect into his apartment where the hours-long kidnapping continued. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] GPD identified the suspect as Ronald Newman, …

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Final Haven Acres cats find a home

The last of the cats rescued from Haven Acres in June are finding a new home today. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] These remaining cats tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, which made them difficult to place in private homes.  Nearly 700 cats were rescued from the Haven …

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