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Marc Whiteman

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

Gainesville Roller Rebels play hard for respect and support

Since 2007, the city of Gainesville has had it’s own professional sports team, but it’s probably not the type you’d expect. And tonight, this professional team will set a state record in the sport’s lengthy history in Miami, FL. WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman has more. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPRollerDerbyFinal.mp3]

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High school teacher uses 9/11 as teaching tool

The majority of today’s high school students were far too young to understand the complexity of the 9/11 terrorist attacks a decade ago. And as WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, high school teachers are finding it a difficult, but rewarding journey to bridge the age gap. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FP911EducationWrap.mp3]

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GRU proposes budget increase

Gainesville Regional Utilities is set to present their increased budget proposal to the City Commission Wednesday. Despite a decrease in electric and gas units, prices on maintaining water and wastewater rose, increasing the average bill a consumer could expect to pay by $2. Though this increase is minimal, it’s still …

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GRU customers may pay more

While consumer spending stays down and company spending continues to rise, Gainesville Regional Utilities has proposed a new budget that will force consumers to pay a little bit more. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, this budget increase is a necesscary step for GRU. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPGRUWhiteman.mp3]

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County board pushes for bike lanes

In an effort to make Alachua County more bike friendly, suggestions were tossed around tonight at the county’s monthly Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board meeting. The county is looking to add bike lanes to major roads in the area while keeping safety a top priority. Advisory Board member William Baruch says an …

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Look out for swarming termites

The months of February and March brought cooler weather and a hotbed of growth for damaging pests. And as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, in the upcoming months, people might get even more pests. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/termiteswarmswrap.mp3]

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Power plant reopening delayed

A local energy company is making sure their plant is secure, after recent natural disasters caused a nuclear plant crisis in Japan. Citrus County’s Crystal River Nuclear Plant was to restart their operations in April, however, Progress Energy Spokeswoman Sherry Jacobs says the plant won’t be reopened until the proper …

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