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Ocala rally to honor memory of Sanford teen

A candlelight vigil in memory of Trayvon Martin will be held on Sunday in Ocala. Interfaith Alliance of Marion County President Delphine Herbert says she hopes to see people of all backgrounds come together to remember the teen who was fatally shot in Sanford. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Herbert5.mp3] The event will take place …

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Former Alachua County Sheriff Joe Crevasse dies

Former Alachua County Sheriff Joe Crevasse has died.  Crevasse died yesterday evening at the age of 96.  Crevasse served as sheriff for 21 years, from 1955 to 1976.  Prior to that position he was the University of Florida’s first police chief from 1947 to 1955.  The current Alachua County Sheriff’s Office …

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Civil rights activist Cornel West brings his message to Gainesville

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Showtease.mp3] A nationally known activist and academician, speaking in Gainesville today, stopped by the Bo Diddley Plaza to lend support to members of the Occupy movement.  Cornel West, who will speak tonight at University of Florida, offered his support to those downtown. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/spotCornellWestbite.mp3] Civil rights activist West, a professor at …

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Unlike international protests, “Occupy Gainesville” quiet

Protesters continue to demand changes as we enter the third week of “Occupy” protests downtown.  WUFT-FM’s Bothaina Saleh says, in Gainesville, the protests have been quiet so far. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/BETHVOICER.mp3] “Occupy Gainesville” demonstrator Aaron Sachrios says violence does not help achieve the goals of the protest overall, but he can only …

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