Author Archives: Stephanie Brown

National mortgage plan may not resonate in Gainesville

By on February 10th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Nationwide, struggling owners are expecting relief following a mortgage deal struck by the federal government and many large banks, but Gainesville/Alachua County Association of Realtors President Craig Wilburn says it may not be the long term solution North Central Florida […]

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Lillian S. Wells Foundation gives donation for brain tumor research

By on February 1st, 2012 | Last updated: July 26, 2013 at 12:59 am

The University of Florida’s Department of Neurosurgery received a $10 million gift from the Lillian S. Wells Foundation. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with Florida Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery William Freidman about how the institute will use the funds to further […]

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University of Florida professor reacts to Florida primary

By on February 1st, 2012 | Last updated: July 26, 2013 at 12:59 am

Despite Republican Candidate Mitt Romney’s win, the Florida Presidential Preference Primary proved some difficulties lie ahead for Romney. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of Florida Political Science professor Dan Smith about the biases certain southern republicans may have […]

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Senate subcommittee reviews last year’s voting law

By on January 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 26, 2013 at 1:05 am

With the national spotlight shining on Florida’s voters ahead of the Republican Presidential Primary, United States Senator from Florida, Bill Nelson and U.S. Senator from Illinois, Dick Durbin are refocusing that attention on Florida’s voting laws. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown reports […]

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National spotlight on north Florida begins today

By on January 25th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

More than four million viewers are expected to turn their attention to North Florida tomorrow for another Republican presidential debate. University of North Florida spokeswoman Sharon Ashton says CNN came to the campus just a few weeks ago, and students […]

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GOP candidates begin seriously campaigning in Florida

By on January 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm

With his South Carolina victory in hand, Newt Gingrich along with the rest of the GOP presidential nominees are now setting their sites on the next big target: Florida. Starting with tonight’s NBC-sponsored debate in Tampa, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, and Paul will […]

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Amping up safety measures at Santa Fe

By and on January 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Efforts to keep students safe in light of a recent kidnapping at Santa Fe College may lead to permanent changes to safety procedures on campus. SFC General Counsel Patti Locascio says they are considering more lighting, as a start. She […]

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Unemployment level at lowest mark since April 2009

By on January 20th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

For the first time in more than 2 ½ years, Florida’s unemployment rate is in single digits at 9.9%. Florida Governor Rick Scott says this is an encouraging improvement that hinged largely on growth in private business. For the last […]

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More than just peanuts and Cracker Jacks for Alachua

By on January 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

The City of Alachua is warming up to hit one out of the park.  A contract signing today will officially bring the Babe Ruth softball World Series back to the city for the second time. Assistant to the City Manager […]

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Deputies save couple from oncoming train, follow with DUI arrest

By on January 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy on off-duty patrol saved two lives early this morning. Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Jenifer Lowe says two intoxicated people drove on to railroad tracks at Highway 326 and NE 36th Avenue when the deputy and another […]

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