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Endeavor launch postponed

Space Shuttle Endeavor’s launch scheduled for today has been postponed. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with CBS News Space Correspondent Peter King about what the problems were and when the next attempt may be. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ShuttleWrap.mp3]

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Endeavor’s final launch attracts more than space enthusiasts

Today, the crew of the space shuttle Endeavor arrived at Kennedy Space Center to begin preparations for the launch on Friday. This will be the shuttle Endeavor’s final launch, and the second to last NASA shuttle launch. The Commander of the mission is Mark Kelly, husband of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle …

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Campaign urges parent action to prevent underage drinking

The first annual Powertalk 21 Project kicked off today. The campaign by Mothers Against Drunk Driving hopes to encourage parents to talk to their children about underage drinking and driving under the influence. MADD Northwest Florida Project Specialist Marilyn Dorsey says parents have a large influence over their children in …

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Campaign to end texting while driving

“Drive cell free”- a message Dr. Robert Okerblom of California is spreading while biking across the country to increase awareness against distracted driving. Okerblom lost his 19-year-old son last year in an accident where the driver was texting while driving. Okerblom says he especially wanted to hit the southern states …

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NASA announces final homes for retired space shuttles

On April 12, 1981, NASA Launched the first space shuttle. Now 30 years later NASA has announced the final homes for the retired space shuttle fleet. At least 21 museums across the country were vying to receive one of the shuttles. Today at the Kennedy Space Center, NASA said the …

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Federal government faces possible shutdown

The federal government may shut down if Republicans and Democrats don’t reach a compromise on the federal budget by midnight tonight. Both parties agree that there is a need to reduce spending, but while Republicans want to cut 66 billion dollars, Democrats want to cut only 30 billion. Alachua County …

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Bounty issued over Pastor Terry Jones head

Gainesville Pastor Terry Jones is causing a stir again this time with target on his back. Hezzbollah has issued a $2.4 million-dollar bounty over the pastor’s head. Gainesville Police Department Public Information Officer, Tscharna Senn says short of Jones requesting help GPD will not take action. “Really it’s not something …

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