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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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Whistleblower comes to Gainesville

If you have an image in your head of an F-B-I agent, you might not think of a whistleblower or someone who believes the government is collecting too much information about average citizens. But that’s what people will find tonight in Gainesville, at an event sponsored by the Civic Media …

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Library of Congress rolls in

The Library of Congress’ traveling exhibition “Gateway to Knowledge” is in Gainesville today and tomorrow. “Gateway to Knowledge” traveling Docent Abigail Van Gelder says the displays are interactive and educational for visitors. “We’ve used graphic reproductions in order to make these so it’s very close up and hands on. When …

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Shuttle watchers witness history: Discovery’s final launch

Space shuttle Discovery was originally scheduled for a November launch, but no one in the crowd which showed up last Thursday to witness the takeoff seemed to mind the three-month and twenty day delay. After 39 voyages, Discovery will be the first of the shuttle fleet to retire. Space shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour will retire after they fly later in the year. WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson travelled to Cape Canaveral where space enthusiasts came out to witness history.

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New York teenager travels to the Space Coast for Discovery’s last launch

As the space shuttle program launches the last few scheduled missions, each launch is now a special and unique experience. WUFT FM’s Kara Van Hoose attended Discovery’s 39th and final launch on Thursday. After lift-off from Kennedy Space Center, she met up with a special guest, 17-year-old Zoey Strassfield. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/teenager.mp3]

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Bernie Madoff is pointing fingers

Jailed investor Bernie Madoff now says banks were complicit in his fraud, which is a total shift from his original statements. Madoff made international news headlines a few years ago when his ponzi scheme came to light. He was one of a few people who went to prison as a …

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Huffington Post to grow with AOL acquisition

AOL will by the Huffington Post in a $315 million deal that will close by the end of the year. The Post is currently one of the top current events and global news sites, and co-founder Arianna Huffington will now work on AOL’s management team. Stephanie Brown spoke with University …

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