The Point, Jan. 25, 2023: WUFT Special Report: How illegal online betting works

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• WUFT News Special Report: Behind the bet: how illegal online books work. “When it comes to legal online books, placing bets and receiving payouts is done on the same platform. There are no middlemen. No risk of not being paid.”

• WUFT News: Newberry Elementary students gain understanding about Treacher Collins Syndrome. “First graders at Newberry Elementary recently read a book based on a child with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the development of facial bones and tissues. On Tuesday, a child who lives in Alachua County and was born with the rare condition paid them a visit.”

• WCJB: ‘Safety is just not there’: Gainesville officials host guided walks to notify about redesign plans. “City of Gainesville Transportation officials walked and talked along with residents, in ‘Corridor Walks’, to get their input to create safer roads.”

• Mainstreet Daily News: BOCC OKs plans for two subdivisions. “The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved two preliminary development plans on Tuesday for subdivisions in the Jonesville area.”

• The Alligator: Muralist husband and wife duo brightens Gainesville’s artistic landscape. “From alligators to Tom Petty, the murals strive to represent Gainesville and artistically bring the aspects that define the city to life. There’s just one common factor: the hands behind them.”

• WUFT News: Howard Bishop Middle School celebrates becoming a UCF-Certified Community Partnership School. “HBMS fluctuated between A and B grades from 2000 to 2013 before dropping to a C grade in 2014. After four-straight years of being a B school, HBMS dropped back to a C in 2022.”


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Around the state

• WFSU-Tallahassee: Controversial ‘anti-protest’ bill temporarily blocked. “HB1 establishes a definition for rioting in state law and increases penalties against those convicted of the crime.”

• WMFE-Orlando: A look ahead to Florida’s legislative session. “WMFE’s Talia Blake caught up with Sadaf Knight, CEO of Florida Policy Institute, to talk about the state budget, what bills she’s watching this session, and more.”

• Florida Politics: Randy Fine says there’s a lot to learn as Legislature considers measure on pharmacy benefit managers. “Health care and health insurance lobbyists were out in force as the House Health and Human Services Committee held a meeting on pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) and the role they play in Florida’s health care delivery system.”

• WUSF-Tampa: The balance of power is changing in the workplace. “A study shows 31 percent of the global workforce is now working remotely and 26 percent of them say they would quit if forced to return to the workplace.”

• Florida Politics: Gov. DeSantis signs death warrant for Tallahassee man convicted of murder. “If Dillbeck is executed, it will mark three and a half years since the last one, the longest Florida has gone between executions since 1983.”

• WGCU-Fort Myers: The history and science behind Florida’s long-running strawberry industry. “It all began with entrepreneur and railroad magnate, Henry Plant, who settled Plant City near Tampa and constructed a rail line to link the region to Tampa about 23 miles away so local farmers could develop a market for their winter strawberry crops.”


From NPR News

• World: The Doomsday Clock moves to 90 seconds to midnight, signaling more peril than ever

• National: America’s relationship with guns

• Technology: U.S. files second antitrust suit against Google’s ad empire, seeks to break it up

• Politics: Classified documents found at Pence’s Indiana home

• Health: The FDA proposes new targets to limit lead in baby food

• Politics: The Senate’s Ticketmaster hearing featured plenty of Taylor Swift puns and protesters

• World: How ancient seeds from the Fertile Crescent could help save us from climate change

• Science: Do you use these words when you apologize? It’s time to stop, researchers say

Kristin Moorehead curated today’s edition of The Point.

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