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Gainesville Music History Book Wins Florida Book Award

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, two Eagles (Bernie Leadon and Don Felder), and Stephen Stills: all in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and all started making music in Gainesville in the 1960s. Musician Marty Jourard (The Motels) was there and tells the story in his award-winning book, "Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town" (2016, University Press of Florida).

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Business Property Owners Object To Removing Public Parking

A group of residential and business property owners are objecting to Collier Companies’ proposal for a license agreement giving them exclusive use of city parking lot #2. The owners, situated in the Pleasant Street Historic District, cite issues with parking, lack of fair policy and transparency, and putting private gain above public benefit as reasons to object to the city of Gainesville leasing lot #2 to Collier Companies.

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Temporary Injunction For Mandatory Delay Law For Abortions Upheld

A Gainesville women's center was part of party that filed a suit against the state of Florida regarding a law that required a 24-hour wait period before a woman could get an abortion. Florida's Supreme Court found that the state would have to provide extra proof when defending any laws regarding privacy rights, while also suggesting the law was likely unconstitutional.

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Gainesville Music History Book Wins Florida Book Award

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, two Eagles (Bernie Leadon and Don Felder), and Stephen Stills: all in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and all started making music in Gainesville in the 1960s. Musician Marty Jourard (The Motels) was there and tells the story in his award-winning book, "Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town" (2016, University Press of Florida).

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Plane Wreckage, Second Body Found Off Of Cedar Key

Late Sunday afternoon, officials in Cedar Key located the plane that went missing last week, along with the remains of a second passenger. The body of the plane’s pilot, Jasper Jerrels, 65, was found Wednesday. Sea Tow and Florida Air Recovery in collaboration with the Levy County Sheriff’s Department discovered the wreckage …

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Florida Scientists Develop Device To Allow People In Wheelchairs To Walk

Scientists at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition developed a device that would allow people previously restricted by wheelchairs to stand upright and walk. The exoskeleton’s operator, Mark Daniel, won a silver medal in the 2016 Cybathalon Powered Exoskeleton Race held in Zurich, Switzerland. The device weighs about 75 lbs. …

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