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Jordan is a reporter who can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

Former Gator basketball standout dies from leukemia

Standing at seven-feet-two, former Florida Gator Basketball star Dwayne Schintzius was a standout on and off the court. Through the high and lows of his career at Florida, Schintzius helped lead the Gators to their first three appearances in the NCAA tournament. Schintzius passed away from complications of leukemia Sunday afternoon at …

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UF study refines treatment options for infant drug withdrawals

Opioid pain relievers prescribed to pregnant mothers have been linked to increasing rates of drug withdrawals in infants during and after birth. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports on a new study by the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville that aims to refine treatment methods for babies. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/FP-Infant-Opioid-Withdrawals.mp3|titles=FP Infant Opioid Withdrawals] …

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Suspect in GHS bomb threat detained in Texas

Gainesville Police Department was notified today that a suspect in the Gainesville High School bomb threat has been arrested in Austin, Texas. The bomb threat was emailed Sunday to GPD. GPD Spokeswoman Corporal Angelina Valuri says the arrest was made yesterday in Austin. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/FP-Valuri-1.mp3|titles=FP Valuri 1] Because the investigation is …

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Religion and politics clash

President Obama Friday unveiled a new compromise for a contraception policy that would allow female employees of religiously affiliated institutions to seek contraception from their healthcare providers, regardless of a hospital’s policy. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports on the opposition of those who follow the religion and supporters who …

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Sizing up the demographics of voters in Florida

GOP candidates have been making their cases to Florida voters this past week in preparation of hopefully garnering what is looked at as an important primary vote in the presidential election.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich spoke with University of South Florida Political Science Professor Susan MacManus who says the demographics …

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