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New bus service for rural areas

A new bus service will offer transportation to Gainesville for only a dollar. The route will run through Alachua County areas of High Springs, Newberry and Archer. The route will connect residents in rural areas to the city and Assistant Manager at MV Transportation Kenny Gonzalaz says the route is …

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NFL Lockout end means new season for Jacksonville

A sigh of relief has been released in Jacksonville, where business owners and sports fans alike, waited to hear the decision regarding the NFL lockout. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Chantal Lamberth tells us that there is a lot of work to be done to get the team and the town …

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Optimism despite the debt ceiling crisis

Americans should expect an increase in interest rates regardless of a possible default in the U.S. economy. WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo spoke with Santa Fe College Economist David O’Gorman who says he thinks there is a very slim chance of a default and expects an 11th hour settlement to the debt …

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UF receives grant for oil spill study

\A roughly 7-million-dollar grant has been awarded to a UF-led team to study the effects of the oil spill along the Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Chantal Lamberth reports, the team is searching for any potential risks to humans. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/OilSpillWrap.mp3]

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Animals keeping cool at the Santa Fe zoo

As everyone must cope with the summer heat, a local zoo is helping their animals stay hydrated. Santa Fe Teaching Zoo provides air-conditioned rooms as well as sprinkler and misting devices to cool off certain animals not accustomed to the extreme heat. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette has the story.

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CERT volunteers needed

Area residents can now enroll for Alachua County’s Community Emergencry Response Team Program also known as CERT. The seven weekly classes are free of charge to the public and Alachua County Emergency Management Coordinator Ebbin Spellman says CERT teaches citizens how to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. …

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Military’s "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" is no more

After 17 years of what many consider discrimination and oppression of a minority group, the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy eliminated. Pentagon chief Leon Panetta signed off on the decision, repealing the decade-and-a-half long mandate that prohibited military men and women from revealing their sexual orientation. The decision to end …

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High tech company expands in Alachua

As people drive along U-S 441 in Alachua County between the cities of Gainesville and Alachua, they might see a sign for Progress Corporate Park and wonder what that is. The idea years ago, was to create high-tech businesses, taking advantage of University of Florida researchers and others, which also …

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Tips to avoid alligator encounters

More than one million alligators currently live in Florida. During the summer months, many visitors to waterways and state parks find themselves in close encounters with gators…..often times ending in tragic results. Harry Dutton is the Alligator Management Coordinator for the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. Dutton talked …

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Kicking off the football season

The first two Florida football games of the fall 2011 season are set for 7 p.m. kickoffs. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Juliza Monterroso reports, the games will have plenty of activities for fans. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPFootballKickoffWrap.mp3]

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Austin Cary Forest Conference Center burned to the ground

The University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation’s teaching forest, the Austin Cary Memorial Forest, was home to a little cypress log cabin, which served as a teaching center, conference center, and community center. Yesterday afternoon, that little log cabin burned to the ground. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke …

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Marion County looking for kindergarten students

The number of students registered for kindergarten in Marion County is smaller than expected this year, worrying some school officials. With only seven weeks before the start of school, 1500 students have registered, about half of what would be considered normal. WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo talked with Marion County Executive Director …

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Atlantis heads home

The space shuttle Atlantis will make its way home for its final touchdown tomorrow morning. The landing marks the completion of the NASA space program. WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana spoke with CBS correspondent Peter King, who has covered the space program for over 15 years: [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/KingQnA.mp3]

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Remembering man’s first lunar step

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of mankind’s first step on the moon. It also marks the upcoming end to America’s manned space program. The Space Shuttle Atlantis crew will land on Thursday, finishing the last of the space missions. WUFT- FM reporters Dina Lewis and Kareem Sandy talked with Gainesville residents who recall where they were when they received the news about the first man landing on the moon.

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Poynter Institute: Murdoch hurts journalism profession

Revelations about how the British tabloid News of the World journalists had illegally accessed voice mails and bribed law enforcement officers continue to unfold. New information about phone hacking victims has intensified the public’s response. This morning (Tuesday) a British Parliament committee questioned media mogul Rupert Murdoch and others involved …

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First gay judge appointed

History has been made after Paul Oetken became the first openly gay man to be confirmed as a federal judge. Oetken was appointed yesterday after a majority vote of 80 to 13 in the Senate. Communications Director for Equality Florida, Ryan Winfield, says the confirmation shows progress in the fight …

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