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The Point, Oct. 31, 2022: Antisemitic message at FL-GA game prompts UF response

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• The Alligator: UF, organizations respond to antisemitic message after Florida-Georgia game. "An antisemitic message was projected onto the exterior of TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville after the Florida-Georgia game Oct. 29."

• WUFT News: Students returning to school after Hurricane Ian may face long-term challenges, say education experts. "Students returning to school have lost out on weeks of instruction, putting them behind on the year’s planned curriculum. But more serious, say some experts, are long-term effects on a student’s physical and emotional health."

• WCJB: ‘We will have enough ballots’: Alachua SOE confident primary concerns won’t repeat. "After a ballot debacle at two primary precinct locations, Alachua County’s Supervisor of Elections is confident every voter will get a ballot on General Election Day."

• WUFT News: University Women’s Club closes after 100 years on campus. "A number of reasons have attributed to the group closing down. This includes declining membership and other outlets for faculty and their spouses to meet people in the city."

• WUFT News: Hurricane Hunters: Why they take to the skies. "The United States Air Force accomplishes hundreds of flying missions across the world every day. But one flight has a purpose like no other."

• Mainstreet Daily News: Local students learn about municipal government. "The day began with a visit to City Hall to meet Mayor Lauren Poe and Interim City Manager Cynthia W. Curry. The students learned about the city charter, how commissioners are elected and about changes to the city’s district boundaries approved by the Gainesville City Commission earlier this year."

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Around the state

• Florida Politics: Judge rules Gov. DeSantis, top aide can be deposed in redistricting case. "Circuit Judge Lee Marsh issued an order on Oct. 27 quashing efforts to protect DeSantis and Deputy Chief of Staff Alex Kelly from being forced to testify. The decision makes way for both to answer questions in videotaped depositions."

• News Service of Florida: FPL to seek $1.1 billion from customers to cover Hurricane Ian costs. "It was not immediately clear when FPL will file a proposal at the Florida Public Service Commission — or how the proposal would affect customers’ monthly bills."

• Miami Herald ($): ‘On borrowed time.’ Why coastal Florida keeps rebuilding after storms like Hurricane Ian. "Elected officials like U.S. Sen. Rick Scott have already talked about updating the building code, renovating older buildings and leaning into stricter building standards. But the best window into what post-storm rebuilding may look like may be in the Florida Panhandle."

• WUSF-Tampa: Florida medical boards back proposal to ban gender-affirming care for trans youth. "After nearly five hours of contentious presentations by six experts and dozens of testimonials, members of the boards cut the public comment period short after letting several anti-trans advocates speak out."

• NPR: Florida heat births more female turtles than males. It may lead to population decline. "Scientists say global warming is another developing risk to the species. That's because unlike humans, sea turtles don't have sex chromosomes. Their gender is determined by the temperature of their nests."

• Florida Politics: St. Augustine ranks among top spookiest cities — but not for what you might think. "It may come as no surprise that St. Augustine — the oldest living city in the country — is spooky. But a new list from Vivint ranking the spookiest places in America found that the Old City is creepy for a unique reason."

From NPR News

• Ukraine: Russia is suspending a Ukraine grain export deal that has helped keep food prices down.

• Climate: How big coal companies avoid cleaning up their messes.

• World: Lula beats President Bolsonaro to win Brazil election.

• World: In Iran, women are protesting the hijab. In India, they're suing to wear it.

• Technology: Why what happens with twitter matters to everyone.

• National: The U.S. releases the oldest prisoner in Guantánamo Bay.
Kristin Moorehead curated today's edition of The Point.

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