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Pros and cons of Florida’s death penalty discussed at UF forum

Florida has a long history of highly publicized dealth penalty cases. While those cases don’t always end in convictions, the possibility of the dealth penalty is still a contentious issue.  Last night the group “Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the Death Penalty” hosted State Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda of Tallahassee, …

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Smithsonian documentary highlights fossil of monster snake found by UF paleontologists

The members of the Florida Museum of Natural History received a treat last night: a sneak peek of a new documentary entitled Titanoboa:  Monster Snake. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports on how University of Florida vertebrate paleontologists helped discover the massive snake’s fossilized remains. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/TitanoboaMixdownFinal.mp3] The film “Titanoboa:  Monster …

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