ONA—In the mid-1800s, poet Henry Thoreau penned “The bluebird carries the sky on his back.” Back then, and even in the early 1900s, the small, colorful songbirds were seen commonly along roadsides, fields, parks and pastures.
August 1997 Archive
GAINESVILLE — U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be the keynote speaker Nov. 7 for the University of Florida’s 68th annual Florida Blue Key Homecoming Banquet.
GAINESVILLE — Florida’s consumer confidence index remained unshaken in August, as optimism overcame any effects from the United Parcel Service strike and roller coaster vacillations in the stock market, University of Florida economists report.
GAINESVILLE–Dr. Kenneth Berns, known for a series of basic scientific discoveries that led to the use of a particular virus in gene therapy, is the newly appointed dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He will take office Oct. 15.
GAINESVILLE — After designing and building their own runway, equipped with typical lighting, signs and surface area, University of Florida engineers now plan to wreak electrical havoc on their new creation by causing lightning to strike it.