Author Archives: Luis Giraldo

Arts benefit at P.K. Yonge to help provide student resources, funding

By on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm

A special benefit fundraiser will be held Thursday to support the fund and creative arts at the school. The event will run from 5 p.m. to about 10 p.m., and will include visual art displays, student musical performances and refreshments.

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Hippodrome co-founder receives Spirit of Gainesville Award

By on December 6th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm

She speaks with WUFT-FM about her journey in Gainesville.

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Florida sees increase in request for gun permits

By on November 27th, 2012 | Last updated: November 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

The increase in gun permit requests may indicate people’s uncertainties about the economy, said some gun supporters. The increase happened the day after the November elections.

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More than half the population can’t be away from cell phones

By on November 13th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

A study found that 66 percent of people in the United Kingdom suffer from nomophobia: the fear of being separated from one’s cell phone.

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On Veterans Day, A Tale of Two Marines

By on November 12th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

These are the stories of Duane Dewey, Korean War Veteran and Navy Medal of Honor recipient, and Brian Rory Buesing, a son and Marine killed in action.

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Tax referendum allows voters to decide on arts education

By on November 1st, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm

A tax referendum on the November ballot allows Alachua County voters to decide whether to continue publicly funding arts and music programs in local schools.

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Lost-then-found goat finally goes to a good home

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

The owner-less goat found in the road went to a good home on Friday morning thanks to an adoption auction held by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.

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Venezuelan voters: the personal journey

By on October 11th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

On Sunday, Venezuelan people all over the world learned Hugo Chavez would be their president for another six years. He won 54 percent of the vote, his narrowest margin yet. But there is more to the story: Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo traveled with a group of Venezuelan immigrants who journeyed 16 hours from south and central Florida to New Orleans.

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Florida residents travel to Venezuelan consulate to vote

By on October 8th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

A contingent of Florida voters and Gainesville residents made a lengthy bus trip to New Orleans this weekend to participate in the Venezuelan election at the nearest consulate.

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Religious groups unite to show support for 9/11 victims

By on September 11th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Judaism, Christianity, Islam and several other faith leaders gathered at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church to remember the victims of 9/11 The leaders spoke about change and interfaith unity.

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