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Memory Bias Leads To Happiest Marriages, Says UF Researcher

Published: Dec 31st, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Doses of self-delusion can be very useful in sustaining marital bliss, says a University of Florida researcher of newlyweds.

UF Economist: Holiday Sales Test Value Of Consumer Confidence

Published: Dec 30th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence, which remains relatively strong in the state despite a one-point drop in December, may prove to have little value in predicting Christmas sales based on early reports from this season’s retailers, say University of Florida economists.

New Volunteer Corps Aims At Conserving Wildlife Habitat

Published: Dec 29th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—The people in University of Florida conservationist Will Sheftall’s class have one thing in common: They want to be good neighbors.

UF Offers Agricultural Mediation Service For USDA Disputes

Published: Dec 26th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Farmers who have a dispute with the U.S. Department of Agriculture may find convenient and cost-effective relief through a new mediation service offered free statewide by the University of Florida.

Libraries Are In The Middle Of A Virtual Information Revolution

Published: Dec 24th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Got information?

Old Maas Brothers Department Store Becomes UF Book Depository

Published: Dec 24th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Like other universities needing more space for growing library collections, the University of Florida has leased the ground floor of a former Maas Brothers department store to serve as off-campus storage.

UF Study: Terminally Ill Put Little Thought Into Choosing Treatment

Published: Dec 23rd, 1997

GAINESVILLE — What may be the decision of a lifetime often takes mere minutes when people consider treatment for fatal illness, a new University of Florida study finds.

Holidays Turn Diners Into Food Tradionalists

Published: Dec 22nd, 1997

GAINESVILLE—To many, food is an adventure, a vast territory to be explored by their pioneering palates. Their culinary courage knows no bounds.

UF Researchers: Blood Test Accurately Diagnoses Ulcers

Published: Dec 19th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida researchers report a blood test they helped develop can accurately detect the bacteria that causes most ulcers — at less than one-fourth the cost of endoscopy, the standard diagnostic tool.

Poinsettias Are Getting Better, More Colorful, All The Time

Published: Dec 18th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—When it comes to poinsettias, red can’t be beat, University of Florida poinsettia researchers say.