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Oil from spill finally clearing

By Marc Whiteman – WUFT-FM Almost one year later, the residue from the Gulf oil spill might be nearly gone. University of South Florida Geologist Dr. Ping Wang says at this point, the remaining tar balls are barely noticeable. “I’m actually pretty surprised that the beach was quite clean, and …

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Preschoolers march for charity

Preschoolers from the Santa Fe College Little School spent their morning raising money for March of Dimes. The children walked through the Santa Fe campus with buckets collecting donations for an hour. Santa Fe Little School Director Karen Bennett says this mini-walk is just the beginning. “Our specific march today …

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Supreme Court rules in favor of anti-gay group

In a decision handed down earlier today, the U-S Supreme Court held that the First Amendment protects a fundamentalist church from the liability of intentionally inflicting emotional distress after it picketed the funeral of a soldier who died in war. WUFT-FM’s Olivia Link reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/snyderphelps.mp3]

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Wildfires damage property in multiple counties

Two major wildfires on Florida’s East Coast have burned more than 16,000 acres in Brevard and Volusia Counties and 2,000 acres in St. Johns County. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is fighting to contain them by digging trenches to stop the fire’s spread. Department Spokesman Sterling Ivey …

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Alachua County and Gainesville City Managers co-author article on how negative publicity over last year’s planned Koran burning event pulled community together

Last year Gainesville found itself in the national and international spotlight when Dove World Outreach Center Pastor Terry Jones announced his plans to burn copies of the Koran. As a result of poor publicity, Gainesville City Manager, Russ Blackburn and Alachua County Manager, Randall Reid joined together to write an …

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Gainesville has community grant funds to share

The City of Gainesville will provide over $100,000 for the 2010-2011 fiscal year to fund a Community Grant Program. All applicant organizations must have a physical location or address within the city limits of Gainesville and all funded activities must comply with the Community Grant Program requirements. WUFT-FM’s Milani Beaudrault …

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Duval Elementary gets a new look

Students at Duval Elementary in Gainesville received a special surprise this morning. As Florida’s WUFT-FM’S Courtenay Tucker reports, the work of a student organization brought five months of extensive planning to life. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Projectmakeover.mp3]

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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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Machen proposes 30% tuition increase

The proposed state budget recommends significant cuts to university employee benefits and students may see an effect on their wallets. In order to combat these funding cuts, University of Florida President Bernie Machen proposed a 30 percent increase in tuition yesterday. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes says the education provided by …

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Space shuttle Discovery launched Thursday

The space shuttle Discovery is off on its last mission. WUFT-FM’s Kara Van Hoose was at Cape Canaveral. Just before the launch she talked with Front Page Edition of ATC host Joanna Wise about today’s mission and the overall impact of the shuttle program on Florida’s Space Coast. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPDiscoveryQA.mp3]

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Top Chef gives Gulf seafood the spotlight

Gainesville seafood vendors are excited about the coverage Gulf seafood will receive today on a national cooking show. Bravo’s Top Chef is featuring gulf seafood to remind America it is safe to eat. Gainesville’s Northwest Seafood Co-Owner Lee Dedrick says the oil spill is still affecting people’s perception. “Customers are …

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Crime down in Gainesville

More crimes were solved and fewer committed in Gainesville last year. Gainesville Police Department Spokeswoman Tscharna Senn says this is the result of some specific action by the department, including increased patrols on the street and more community involvement. “When we plugged those numbers in we were happily surprised. We …

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Santa Fe College honors women this month

Seven inspirational women will be honored by Santa Fe College at the Women of Distinction and Women of Promise awards next Tuesday. This prestigious award has been around for more than two decades and has honored acheivements of women from the Alachua to Bradford County service district. WUFT-FM’s Laura McKeeman …

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Shooting kills St. Petersburg police officer

Six Florida police officers have been shot and killed since the beginning of the year. Saint Petersburg has been hit the hardest, with three officers killed. The most recent shooting was Monday night. WUFT FM’s Kristi Posson has the story of how Governor Rick Scott’s proposed pension plan changes may …

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More troubles for the mideast

This weekend saw an increase in violence in Libya as protesters continue to demand the ousting of ruler Moammar Gadaffi. WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with University of Florida Center for African Studies Director Leonardo Villalon about the destabilization of this area and how he believes it could spread across the …

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Debt a burden and benefit, UF expert says

A University of Florida Financial Estate Specialist says America has a problem with debt, especially from a consumer standpoint. U-F Associate Professor Michael Gutter says some debt can be strategic. He says using debt to pay for college, buy a home, or purchase a car may be a wise decision …

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