Author Archives: Laura Christmas

New standards for students facing the FCAT

By on December 19th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm

The state Board of Education passed a higher FCAT achievement standard this morning. Going forward, new achievement levels for the statewide test will make it tougher for students to earn a passing mark. Marion County School Board member Bobby James […]

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Kids raise money- one pedal at a time

By and on December 9th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Children from Santa Fe’s Little School spent this morning raising money for sick children. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, the children had fun while raising the money, all through the power of some three-wheeled bikes.

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Trustees meeting begins with big votes on the table

By and on December 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:08 pm

The University of Florida Board of Trustees has kicked off today’s meeting and WUFT-FM’s Bothaina Saleh says University of Florida President Bernie Machen has begun today’s discussions with a positive look forward. But WUFT-FM’s Laura Christmas says some tough decisions are facing […]

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Remembering those with less during the holidays

By on November 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:40 pm

For some Americans, unemployment and economic problems are casting a dark shadow over this Thanksgiving. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT F-M’s Laura Christmas reports the Gainesville community is doing what it can to help make the holidays a little brighter for those who have trouble […]

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Suspected serial rapist held without bond

By on October 21st, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:23 pm

A Marion County Judge has ruled the man suspected in five sexual assaults will remain in jail.  37-year-old Michael Alan Frye appeared before a judge this morning in his first court appearance. WUFT-FM’s Laura Christmas says Frye is unlikely to […]

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