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In Florida, it’s David versus Goliath in NCAA men’s baskeball tournament

By Marc Whiteman on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is back in action on Friday. The Cinderella squad, Florida Gulf Coast University, hits the court against its long dominant in-state rival: the University of Florida. UF knows about post-season success. It won the men’s basketball national championship in 2006 and 2007.

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Conrolled burns could limit Florida wildfires

By on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: January 29, 2013 at 12:25 pm

The Florida Park Service is raising awareness about prescribed fires, which burn foliage that could otherwise feed uncontrollable fires.

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Florida releases teacher evaluations, Alachua fairs well

By , and on December 7th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

In a report released Thursday, many teachers were evaluated based on a new value-added score method and reviews by the principals of their school. Many educators are in an uproar about the scores because of inconsistencies between districts and because many teachers have yet to be evaluated.

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Alachua County high school bands will compete at state tourney

By on November 15th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

This season, the Buchholz High School Golden Regiment Band scaled the mountain, becoming the highest rated 4-A team in the state and earning a spot to perform at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

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UFPD prepares for Michelle Obama visit; no parking restrictions expected

By on September 14th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:06 pm

With First Lady Michelle Obama scheduled to speak at the University of Florida on Monday, many people are wondering how the event will affect things on campus. Maj. Brad Barber said there is no parking restrictions that day although traffic will heavier than normal.

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Governor’s veto of tuition hike bill brings mixed reactions

By on April 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:37 am

Governor Rick Scott’s veto of a bill to allow two state universities to raise tuition by 15% has administrators scrambling and their students celebrating.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports:

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UF political science professor analyzes John Edwards trial

By on April 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:26 am

It’s day two in court for John Edwards. The two-time presidential candidate is indicted on 6 charges of his money dealings during his campaign, where he’s charged with slugshing illegal money to hide his pregnant mistress, Rielle Hunter. Edwards could [...]

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Rubio back in potential VP spotlight

By on April 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:27 am

U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio from Florida appeared in Pennslyvania today alongside presumptive GOP-nominee Mitt Romney bringing simmering discussions to a boil as to whether the former Massachusetts governor had selected his running mate. Florida’a 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman spoke with University of [...]

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The danger of student stress

By on April 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 10:58 pm

During this time of year, with finals approaching for many college students, it’s natural for those under pressure to get stressed. At times, that stress can turn into depression. Though the death of a University of Florida student on Sunday has not [...]

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No grand jury for Trayvon Martin case

By on April 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Authorities say gunfire knocked out a window on a police cruiser parked near the town home community where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. This comes a day after special prosecutor to the case, [...]

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