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Former Congressman speaks out against medicare cuts

By on July 11th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:47 am

A recent survey conducted jointly by the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and Fabrizio-Ward found three of every four americans oppose medicare cuts and favored alternative proposals for trying to eliminate fraud. WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunnife spoke with Former Louisianna Congressman Billy [...]

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"News of the World" goes down

By on July 8th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:48 am

Paying police for information, hacking into people’s cell phones to get a story, misrepresentation—these outrageous practices sound like the plotline from Citizen Kane. But not so in Britain for the “News of the World.” The newspaper has closed following revelations [...]

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Westport High School theatre students raising funds for unique overseas trip

By on July 8th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:49 am

High school students will take to the stage tonight at the Insomniac Theatre in Ocala. They’re hoping for big crowds and are performing to raise funds for a class trip… with a difference.

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It’s the "Great American Songfest" at the Free Fridays Concert Series at the Bo Diddley Plaza

By on July 1st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:05 am

Bo Diddley Plaza in Gainesville kicks off its Fourth of July celebrations tonight with an eclectic group of musicians for the Great American Song Fest. Bass player and singer Ron Thomas says there is something for everyone in tonight’s concert.

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Driving sober, awake and undistracted are keys to a safe holiday weekend

By on July 1st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:06 am

Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle can be a risky business, with car accidents more common than most drivers in Florida would like. Although accident rates are decreasing statewide, Paula Cunniffe reports, drivers still need to pay attention on [...]

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Pharmacy security in question in light of Long Island murders

By on June 24th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:55 am

Four people died in a New York shooting on Sunday, in what is now being called the “Long Island pharmacy Father’s Day murder.” Police say the four people were shot, execution style, by a man in search of oxycodone. A [...]

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Prescription drug abuse increasing nationally

By on June 24th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:56 am

A new report into admissions to drug treatment centers shows that prescription drug abuse is on the rise. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe reports, experts say this is a major problem in Florida.

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Four men arrested after panhandling detail

By on June 17th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:56 am

Following concerns about the increase in panhandling in Gainesville, Gainesville Police Department arrested four people in an undercover detail on Wednesday. As Paula Cunniffe reports, some homeless advocates do not agree with the operation.

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Unemployment numbers continue to decrease in Florida

By on June 17th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:56 am

New employment figures released today show the rate of unemployment in Florida has dropped for the eight month in a row. WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe spoke with University of Florida Economics Professor Dave Denslow, who says that an increase in tourism [...]

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Welcome to the jungle: Santa Fe’s teaching zoo holds open house

By on June 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:20 am

By Paula Cunniffe – WUFT-FM Santa Fe College’s teaching zoo will hold an open house for the people of Gainesville starting tomorrow morning. As Paula Cunniffe reports, zookeepers are particularly excited about the latest edition to the zoo – a [...]

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