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Local Police Work to Strengthen Community Ties

[From left to right] Assistant Chief Gerald Butler, Sgt. Tim Ball, Chief Tony Jones and Captain Stephen Maynard speak on how they interact with civilians on a daily basis. The event, which was titled “Right vs. Right,” took place Nov. 14 at the Gainesville Police Department and gave citizens a chance to ask questions and hear from law enforcement officials.

Police interaction with the community is a concern that extends past big cities. When the Rev. Milford Lewis Griner attended the “Right vs. Right” event Nov. 14, he learned useful information from law enforcement and community members that he could then share with his congregation and community. “(Open dialogue) can foster more trust …

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Food Allergies Among Kids On The Rise

Kye Umstead

Kye Umstead's mother will never forget the night she almost lost her son. It was a night that every allergy mom fears. At Kye's first birthday party he had a allergic reaction to his birthday cake. Kye suffers from food allergies and anaphylaxis, which is becoming a topic more and more parents are learning to combat.

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Record Rains Dampen Farmers’ Outlook On Hay, Vegetable Profits

Hay farmer Carl Allison looks at the quality of the cow hay from one of his rolls. Allison has resorted to selling cow hay because the rain has cause his horse hay to become brown and too mature.

Record rainfall in North Central Florida has created special woes for hay and vegetable farmers. Lake City hay farmer Carl Allison said he will now have to struggle to find cattle customers, rather than horse customers, because the quality of hay he has been able to grow is more suited to cows, while Cody Galligan, who grows vegetables at his family farm in Gainesville, said the rain has caused losses for him.

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Book Lovers Celebrate Banned Books Week

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre put on two productions of “Banned!?” Saturday, a play that discusses children’s books that have been banned. Displayed above is the re-enactment of “Where The Wild Things Are,” which has been repeatedly challenged for “romanticizing anger” to children.

Annual Banned Books Week from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3 was celebrated at UF in the Plaza of the Americas on Thursday. Students read literature aloud from different authors who's work has been challenged in public schools. The goal for Banned Books Week is to celebrate the liberty to read.

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