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Getting hooked on hookah can cause health concerns

By on May 6th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Smoking hookah is becoming a new social fad in Gainesville. But as Florida’s 89.1’s Lauren Buchwald reports, a recent study reveals hookah smoking is not a harmless alternative to cigarette smoking.

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Marion County plans a mock DUI event to give a dose of reality to teens

By on April 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Over the past decade there have many high profile accidents where teenagers died in car accidents. As Florida’s 89-point-one’s Lauren Buchwald reports, Marion county public schools will be trying to educate students about preventing drunk driving tragedies this graduation and […]

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Marion County looks for help from federal housing fund

By on April 21st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Marion County officials are urging area homeowners to check their eligibility on a new state housing payment program. The Florida Hardest Hit fund helps unemployed or underemployed homeowners pay their mortgages and applications are now available. Marion County Community Services […]

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Help for homeowners in foreclosure

By on April 21st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:52 pm

A new foreclosure relief program was launched in Florida to help eligible homeowners with mortgage payments. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Buchwald reports, Marion County Community Services is working with the Hardest Hit program .

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Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno participates in opening of UF’s new Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration

By on April 18th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Former Martin County commissioner Maggy Hurchalla and her sister former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of UF’s new Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. Reno, who announced she had Parkinson’s disease in 1995 toured the […]

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Tony Award-winning comedy "The 39 Steps" opens at the Hippodrome

By on April 14th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm

“The 39 Steps” is a fast-paced “whodunit” comedy. Also a thriller, the play has won two Tony Awards. “The 39 Steps” is now on stage at the Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville. The place features 4 actors who play more […]

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Orange and blue game among many activities in Gainesville this weekend

By and on April 8th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Gator fans have a chance to size up their new head football coach and their new look football team this weekend. Dan Katz reports.

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Gainesville’s downtown scene has become revitalized

By on April 7th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

This weekend’s Orange and Blue Game will draw thousands of people to Gainesville. That’s exactly what the organizers of the Santa Fe Springs Arts Festival and the Battle of the Bands are happy about. Drawing people to Gainesville’s downtown can […]

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Ecstasy abuse on the rise, but other drugs raise more concerns

By on March 24th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Drug Abuse Warning Network researchers reported a 75% increase in the number of visits to the Emergency Room related to Ecstasy in a four year span. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Buchwald reports, different drugs are raising bigger concerns.

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Hairspray takes to the stage at P.K.Yonge’s Performing Arts Center this weekend

By on March 18th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm

The musical Hairspray won eight Tony Awards and grossed over $200-million in the film adaptation starring John Travolta. The Performing Arts Center students at P.K. Yonge in Gainesville hope to continue the success of the show this weekend. WUFT-FM’s Lauren […]

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