Author Archives: Lauren Rautenkranz

Video preview of 2013 Gainesville mayoral runoff election

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Lauren Rautenkranz offers a preview of Tuesday’s runoff election between Craig Lowe and Ed Braddy.

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International Children’s Book Day reinforces reading’s importance

By on April 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 3, 2013 at 12:51 pm

WUFT visited Millhopper Montessori School to see how children in the Gainesville area celebrated International Children’s Book Day.

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One little girl’s first birthday won’t happen officially for another three years

By on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: March 1, 2013 at 5:47 pm

WUFT’s Lauren Rautzenkraz shares a story of one little girl celebrating her “first” birthday on a day that doesn’t come again for three years.

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Bivens Cove homicide victim’s adopted son charged with murder

By and on January 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: January 25, 2013 at 11:37 am

Suspect in Bivens Cove murder is in custody in Orange County awaiting extradition to Alachua County to face charges.

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Missouri fan Patrick Cox felt at home in the Swamp

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm

The sea of orange and blue, organized chants, and powerful band may seem intimidating for some fans supporting the visiting team at the Swamp, but one University of Missouri fan felt differently this weekend.

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Elderly couple continues work with Gainesville food bank despite obstacles

By on October 26th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Two beloved volunteers of the Gainesville food bank, Bread of the Mighty, are stepping down after twelve years of hard work.

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Habitat for Humanity volunteer won’t stop after four decades

By on October 18th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Jan LeDuc could have resigned herself to a retired life of leisure, but she prefers moving furniture, caulking windows, and going Dumpster diving for parts around home sites for Habitat for Humanity. She’s volunteered for the organization since 1986, building houses for needy families in Alachua County, and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

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Breast Cancer Awareness month highlighted during Gainesville walk

By on October 17th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Tiffany Johnson, a breast cancer survivor, celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness month with her friends and family, including her preschool-aged daughter, Ti-Andra, by attending the annual American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Gainesville.

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Gainesville pet therapy dogs bring joy to patients

By on September 27th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Eddie, a 6-pound toy poodle, is a certified therapy dog, like many others in Gainesville. His job is to go to local nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals in order to show patients and residents a little canine love.

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Farm animal antibiotic adds problematic human resistance

By on September 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Antibiotic use in farm animals creates problems for humans. UF professor sounds off on the dangers of antibiotic resistance.

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