The Point, Nov. 21, 2022: Pedestrian dies crossing West University

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• Mainstreet Daily News: Pedestrian dies crossing West University. “According to the Gainesville Police Department (GPD), the initial investigation found a pedestrian was trying to cross the roadway from the south to the north when a car traveling east struck him.”

• Gainesville Sun ($): Vote of no confidence in University of Florida Faculty Senate chair fails. “A resolution of no confidence against the University of Florida Faculty Senate chair failed Thursday night after a tense meeting where some faculty members expressed disappointment in her vote to approve a new UF president while others were supportive.”

• WCJB: Marihelen Wheeler faces another lawsuit. “Eugene Garvin, who is a democratic party voter, filed suit against Wheeler after she won the august primary, claiming she does not live in the second district.”

• WUFT News: Transition from trucker to CBD sales was a healing journey. “Local hemp farmer Tyler Griffin said his path to helping people heal from pain and other discomforts has been full of interesting turns.”

• WUFT News: Career Academy Showcase provides opportunity for youth across Alachua County. “Alachua County Public Schools faculty welcomed prospective eighth-grade students and family members to visit different displays to familiarize themselves with the 15 career academies spread amongst all the county’s high schools.”


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Around the state

• WGCU-Fort Myers: Lifesaving naloxone is available at no cost. “All 67 counties in Florida now have naloxone available for distribution. Also known as Narcan, naloxone restores breathing in a person in danger of overdosing.”

• Florida Politics: Equality Florida, LGBTQ leaders express solidarity with Colorado after Club Q shooting. “Leaders in Florida’s LGBTQ community condemned a deadly attack on a Colorado gay nightclub. The shooting at Club Q left five dead and 18 wounded.”

• WUSF-Tampa: Some tree advocacy groups are trying to restore the natural habitats destroyed by Hurricane Ian. “Apart from Hurricane Ian devastating homes and buildings, it also had a significant impact on many trees and the natural environment around areas hardest hit. Now, some tree advocacy groups are figuring out how to rebuild the natural tree habitat there.”

• News Service of Florida: State workers in Florida get a few extra days off around the holidays. “Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday announced that state offices will be closed Nov. 23, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, giving workers a few extra days off around the holidays.

• WLRN-Miami: Plastic isn’t getting recycled. Can South Florida’s package-free stores be part of the solution? “According to a paper published at Florida International University, the United States produces the largest per capita plastic waste in the world.”

• WMFE-Orlando: Record-breaking Thanksgiving travel expected at Orlando International Airport. “The airport could welcome 1.75 million passengers between November 18th and the 29th.”

• WJCT-Jacksonville: Marineland signs were hidden for 80 years — until Tropical Storm Nicole. “Now the discovery of classic signs that once pointed the way to Marineland when it was known 84 years ago as Marine Studios have been uncovered in a dune near the historic attraction on State Road A1A.”


From NPR News

• National: Two patrons confronted the man who opened fire at an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs.

• National: Trump tweeted an image from a spy satellite, declassified document shows.

• Politics: Pelosi shattered the marble ceiling and leaves a historic leadership legacy.

• Technology: Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 11 years in prison for Theranos fraud.

• Sports: Here are things World Cup fans are restricted from doing in Qatar.

• Science: The world generates so much data that new unit measurements were created to keep up.

Kristin Moorehead curated today’s edition of The Point.

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