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Teenage accident numbers increased in 2011

A new study by the Governors Highway Safety Administration has produced a troubling finding. Traffic deaths involving 16 and 17 year olds were up in the first six months of last year. GHSA Executive Director Barbara Harsha says that it may be due in part to declining effectiveness of the …

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Florida Senate committee approves budget

A Florida Senate panel is signing off on a nearly $70.8 billion budget. The Senate Budget Committee approved the budget on Wednesday, even though some legislators criticized proposed cuts included in the spending plan. The budget cuts $400 million from the state’s public universities, including substantial cuts to the University …

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Anti-hazing task force to meet at UF Tuesday

For the second time, an anti-hazing task force will meet at the University of Florida to look at ways of eliminating the practice.  One fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha has been placed on an “interim suspension” while officials investigate allegations of a hazing incident.  UF spokesperson Janine Sikes says many meetings …

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Acceptance day means more Gators on the way

The University of Florida had a record number of applicants for 2012-2013 school year.  More than  11,700 applicants were accepted for the Summer B and Fall 2012 semesters.  Director of the UF News Bureau Steve Orlando says the university looks at much more than test scores when admitting students. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Orlando-4.mp3|titles=Orlando …

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UF expert: wary of nuclear reactor permits

Georgia will have two new nuclear reactors helping to power its grid in the coming years after the Nuclear Regulatory Comission approved their construction. The move concerns some in the wake of the disaster at Fukushima in Japan less than a year ago. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Nuclear-Reax-Approval-Wrap.mp3|titles=Nuclear Reax Approval Wrap]

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Friends and community rally to help save a family farm

A head-on collision Tuesday left a Hawthorne man dead, but the response from the community to help his family keep its organic family farm has been growing. Ed Sherwood was driving on State Road 20 Tuesday  when he collided head on with another truck, and was pronounced dead on the scene. …

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Weather forecast: bundle up this weekend

North Florida is in for some chilly nights.  University of Florida meteorologist Jeff Huffman has a forecast that will make you want to bundle up.  Here it is: In the wake of a cold front Friday evening, temperatures will begin a downward spiral over the weekend. A second, much colder, front …

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