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Veteran Among Veterans’ Health-Care Leaders Retires After 59 Years Of Federal Service

Published: Feb 27th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—America’s longest-serving administrator of veterans’ health-care services, Malcom Randall, will retire in April as director of the Gainesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Energy-Saving Air Conditioners Could Provide Taxpayer Relief

Published: Feb 26th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers seeking to trim air-conditioning costs in large buildings have found new techniques they say could save taxpayers and consumers hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

UF To Give Honorary Degree To Former General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Published: Feb 26th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Retired U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf will receive an honorary doctorate in public service from the University of Florida next month.

UF Gets High Speed Internet Connection As Part Of Internet 2 Project

Published: Feb 26th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — The University of Florida is among 29 institutions to be connected to a high-speed network that will allow scientists and engineers across the country to share powerful computing and information resources, President Clinton announced Thursday.

UF Researcher: Cutting-Edge Device Could Thwart Weed Invasion

Published: Feb 25th, 1998

IMMOKALEE — “Cutting-edge technology” could help defeat an aggressive weed that has spread through South Florida and is marching north, University of Florida researchers say.

UF Economists: Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Record In Its History

Published: Feb 24th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Florida’s consumer confidence soared to its highest record ever in February, reflecting unprecedented enthusiasm for the national economy over both the short- and long-term outlooks, University of Florida economists report.

Dentistry Links With The Community To Improve The Dental Health Of Children

Published: Feb 20th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Socioeconomic factors and education influence the outcome of children’s dental care, said University of Florida College of Dentistry researchers, who formed an important link with Manatee County groups to study oral health issues among students.

UF Researcher: Beauty More Than Skin Deep In Black Community

Published: Feb 19th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Hairdos and pedicures of working-class black women have resulted in new findings for social researchers who are more inclined to focus on welfare woes or middle-class affluence, a […]

Integrated Pest Management Can Reduce Pests, Pesticides In Schools

Published: Feb 18th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—When a child on a class picnic found rat poison packed in his school lunch instead of his Fun Fruitables packet, state school officials acknowledged that pesticides on campuses could be a problem.

New Dive Platform Aimed At Shaving Vital Microseconds In Competition

Published: Feb 17th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — The start looks perfect, but the coach isn’t pleased.