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Amateur Athletic Association to address child sexual abuse concerns

By on December 14th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

In light of several cases emerging in recent weeks that involve alleged child sexual abuse associated with athletic programs, The Amateur Athletic Association has appointed two independent task forces. These task forces will address protocols, policies, and procedures at the [...]

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Doctors concerned about potential medicare cuts

By on December 7th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Congress could impose a 27 percent cut in payments to doctors for treating Medicare Patients in the new year. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe reports, doctors are considered that this drop could affect both doctors and patients. 

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Endangered sharks receive protection from harvesters

By on November 30th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Movies and media often portray shark-infested oceans and shark attacks as a regular occurrence. But some species of sharks in Florida are actually endangered. The Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission has brought forward a motion to prohibit harvesting tiger sharks and [...]

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New charges may be filed in skeet shooting case

By on November 30th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm

A man who was shot while skeet shooting with friends at the Forest Grove Baptist Church in October died today. He was allegedly shot by Patrick McCall, who randomly fired shots in the direction of the church to stop the [...]

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Turn of the Screw is the latest thriller at Hippodrome State Theatre

By on October 12th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm

As people begin to think about their Halloween costumes and pumpkins start to appear on front porches across the county, the Hippodrome Theater in Gainesville is also gearing up for the Halloween season. The Hippodrome’s latest play, The Turn of the Screw, is based on a nineteenth century [...]

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University of Florida students react to Amanda Knox’s release

By on October 5th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Amanda Knox was just another study abroad student in Italy in 2007, until her roommate was murdered and she became a suspect in the case. Four years later she has been released from an Italian prison and has returned to [...]

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Understanding the appeals process in capital punishment cases

By on September 28th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Death row inmate Manuel Valle was set to be executed Wednesday at the Florida State Prison near Starke.  Valle was convicted in the early 1980s of murdering a Coral Gables police officer in 1978. University of Florida Law professor Bob Dekle spoke with Florida’s [...]

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Celtic spirit of An Triur comes to “Free Fridays” concert series in downtown Gainesville

By on September 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Gainesville band An Triur are bringing celtic spirit to the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville tonight. Band members John Maze and Larry Reeves have been playing Irish music for almost 20 years. Until recently, the third member of the band, [...]

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Tobacco companies take federal government to court

By on September 21st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm

This week four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies filed a lawsuit against the federal government. They say new graphic warnings on cigarette packets violate their first amendment right to free speech. University of Florida professor and Brechner Eminent Scholar [...]

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Florida universities seek funding for dental programs

By on September 14th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Three Florida universities are applying to the Board of Governors for funding to expand their dental programs. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe reports, schools say they are trying to meet the demand for more dentists around the state.

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