Archive for “March 1998 ”
Published: Mar 31st, 1998
GAINESVILLE — Florida’s consumer confidence sustained its record-setting pace in March, matching the all-time high set in February, University of Florida economists report.
Published: Mar 30th, 1998
GAINESVILLE — Three decades after the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., racism remains firmly entrenched in American society, and popular culture and the news media are at least partly to blame, a University of Florida racial relations expert says.
Published: Mar 29th, 1998
ATLANTA—To the list of what makes men and women different, add a few new items in the category of heart disease.
Published: Mar 25th, 1998
GAINESVILLE—A Jacksonville couple, both cancer survivors, has donated $5 million to the University of Florida College of Medicine’s cancer research program — a gift expected to speed the development of improved methods of cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment.
Published: Mar 24th, 1998
GAINESVILLE—Politics aside, Florida agriculture — especially sugar cane, vegetables and citrus — could face yet another serious challenge from abroad if or when the U.S. embargo against Cuba is lifted, say University of Florida agricultural economists who have been studying the issue for more than four years.
Published: Mar 20th, 1998
GAINESVILLE—When baseball fans start complaining about bats, it conjures up images of players in a batting slump.
Published: Mar 19th, 1998
GAINESVILLE—Verbal and physical attacks are common in the nation’s nursing homes, but who many of the victims are might come as a surprise: nursing assistants, who endure aggressive behavior from residents on a daily basis, a University of Florida researcher has found.
Published: Mar 18th, 1998
GAINESVILLE — A team of University of Florida researchers is trying to come up with definitive predictions of the risks to children from different types of X-ray exams, an area that often leaves worried parents with unanswered questions.
Published: Mar 17th, 1998
GAINESVILLE—To combat the rise in food-borne illnesses, University of Florida scientists are the first in the nation to begin testing highly accurate electronic noses that sniff out fishy seafood before it gets to the consumer.
Published: Mar 13th, 1998
GAINESVILLE — Drowned potato plants, rows of buckled corn stalks, ruined cabbage fields: El Niño’s torrential rains and powerful storms have hurt Florida vegetable farmers this year.