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Profile of an alleged rapist explored

A man suspected in five sexual assaults will have his first court appearance tomorrow in Marion County. Thirty-seven-year-old Michael Alan Frye was placed in custody early this morning, and the allegations of his crimes are particularly brutal and unconventional compared to the common rape cases seen by the sheriff’s office. …

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UF president defends liberal arts

The University of Florida Faculty Senate held a meeting this afternoon to discuss the many topics that have been brought forth so far this fall. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more on what University of Florida President Bernie Machen addressed during the meeting. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/MORNING-FEATURE-Faculty-Senate1.mp3|titles=MORNING FEATURE Faculty Senate]

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Analysis of presidential debates: reality TV?

Once again Republican candidates for president gathered for a televised debate this week. The setting: Las Vegas. But As WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe reports, Poynter Institute fellow Adam Hochberg thinks this year’s debates are more like reality TV than a traditional debate. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/FP-GOP-REAX-WRAP.mp3|titles=FP GOP REAX WRAP]

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New law for non-English speakers in schools

Florida parents who have children in the English Language Learners program may now remove them , regardless of their children’ts ability to speak and comprehend English. This had been required. But as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Janny Rodriguez reports, the program is still being used by many who are learning a …

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DREAM Act backers not giving up

Young immigrants are attempting to walk all across the nation, from San Francisco to Washington D.C. for one dream. “Campaign for an American Dream” is a walk which supports the passing of the DREAM Act. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara tells us the stories of some of the walkers and …

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Expansion to be celebrated at Gainesville blood center

LifeSouth Community Blood Center will have a ribbon-cutting event Thursday to celebrate the $7 million expansion of its Gainesville headquarters. WUFT’s Alyssa Averette reports on the structural expansion and the community that made it possible. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/LifeSouth-expansion-wrap.mp3|titles=LifeSouth expansion wrap]

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Santa Fe Teaching Zoo encourages eco-friendly halloween candy

Officials at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo are encouraging people to make a difference for wildlife this halloween. Halloween candy includes palm oil, often cited as a cause of irreparable environmental damage, but zoo officials say you should look for companies using sustainable palm oil in their candies. The …

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