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Recent rainfall was welcome, but wasn’t enough

The state of Florida has seen some of the driest conditions in history this year. The recent rain storms have been short-lived. Water management officials say what the state really needs are the longer soaking rain storms. Randy Smith with the South Florida Water Management District says Lake Okeechobee is …

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Staying safe during spring break

Spring Break is in full swing for University of Florida students. For most it means fun in the sun. But as WUFT-FM’s Phillip Marks reports, there are also many dangers during this week of fun. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/springbreakPM.mp3]

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is a time set aside to remind men and women alike to speak with their healthcare providers about getting screened for the colorectal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women. More than 142-thousand new cases …

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Wildfires still burning in North Central Florida

North Central Florida firefighters continue working to contain 8 fires still burning in the area. Division of Forestry Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says current weather conditions make it very difficult to completely kill the fires. “We have not had significant rainfall, enough to put these fires completely out. So, …

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Protecting your home from wildfire

With wildfires continuing to burn thousands of acres of land in North Central Florida, the commercial and residential properties on the front line can be at risk. Institute for Business and Home Safety President and CEO, Julie Rochman, says embers can be a bigger threat than the flames themselves. “Those …

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The Havana cigar goes global

Many people attended a lecture titled “The Havana Cigar Goes Global” Wednesday night on the University of Florida Campus. The 2011 Bacardi Family Lecture had a great turnout as it looked into the significance, history, and future of the Havana cigar. Jean Stubbs is the University of Florida Center for …

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