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A Kentucky Derby horse you may want in your corner

A local celebrity will be making his way to Churchill Downs soon, and his jockey and owners are all invited. As WUFT-FM’s Courtenay Tucker reports, an unexpected spot in the Kentucky Derby may not be the last surprise Toby’s Corner has in store. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPTobysCorner.mp3]

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Senator Rubio visits UF

United States Senator Marco Rubio was the keynote speaker for Florida Blue Key’s annual spring banquet Saturday night. Before the event, the Republican Senator for Florida addressed the 2012 budget proposed by Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan. Senator Rubio says he knows the plan will not pass, but says the reform …

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The Oil Spill And Wildlife..Where Are They Now?

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the 2010 gulf oil spill. Scientists are still working to help the wildlife that continues to feel effects of the spill. These scientists don’t expect the conditions for gulf animals to improve any time soon. In fact, they say the future for gulf …

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Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno participates in opening of UF’s new Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration

Former Martin County commissioner Maggy Hurchalla and her sister former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of UF’s new Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. Reno, who announced she had Parkinson’s disease in 1995 toured the new center with her sister. As Lauren Buchwald reports, the …

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Remembering E.T. York

Friends and colleagues of the late E.T. York are remembering him and his accomplishments. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta has more on how former colleagues are remembering the well-known educator and philanthropist. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MEYorkFeature.mp3]

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Tax deadline near

The deadline to file tax returns and pay any taxes that are due is this coming Monday (4/18). Florida IRS Spokesman Mike Dobzinski says people can use a site called Free File to electronically file their taxes for free. The changed tax day is because of a holiday at the …

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Florida unemployment levels dropping

A dampened construction market has contributed to high unemployment in Ocala. Agency for Workforce Innovation Chief Economist, Rebecca Rust says the city has the second highest unemployment rate of metropolitan areas in the state. “This is our lowest unemployment rate since November of 2009. When we look at both the …

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UF gymnasts head to NCAA semi-finals

The University of Florida is home to many champions, and the Gator Gymnastics team is proving just that. The Number 5 seeded UF Gymnastics team will compete in the second session of the NCAA Championships’ Semi-Final Competition at 6 p.m. on Friday in Cleveland, Ohio. While the Gators share the nation’s lead with five returning All-Americans, the veterans are not the only ones stepping up. WUFT-FM’s Milani Beaudrault has more.

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Arrested UF basketball players caught on tape

More is becoming known about an incident involving University of Florida athletes and a team manager. Two men’s basketball players were caught trying to break into a car outside of a bar while the team manager was on the lookout. The men did not steal anything from the car, but …

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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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Significant police issues basis for new UF committee

University of Florida President Bernie Machen has just announced the formation of a new committee on campus to provide insight and perspective on “serious matters” involving the UF Police Department. This Ad Hoc UFPD Campus Advisory Committee is expected to advise the police chief on significant police matters affecting the …

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Look out for swarming termites

The months of February and March brought cooler weather and a hotbed of growth for damaging pests. And as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, in the upcoming months, people might get even more pests. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/termiteswarmswrap.mp3]

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