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UF Economists: Florida’s Consumer Confidence Drops, But Remains High

Published: Jun 30th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Although growing pessimism about the national economy caused Florida’s consumer confidence to drop from its record high in May, business conditions remain strong, University of Florida economists report.

UF Researcher: Elderly Vacationers More Than Tour Bus Passengers

Published: Jun 29th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Older tourists are ditching the bus tour and ocean cruise stereotypes, opting instead for more active vacations that include sports, shopping and even archaeology, a new University of Florida study finds.

New UF Facility Enhances Treatment For Cats With Hyper-Thyroidism

Published: Jun 26th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Little Red, a 13-year-old domestic shorthair, went from a plump couch potato to a thin and listless shadow of his former feline self in the span of a few short months.

UF Researcher’s Innovative Fence Helps Control Sand Flies

Published: Jun 24th, 1998

BOYNTON BEACH—When the children at St. Mark Catholic School hit the playground, the biting sand flies in the mangrove marsh next door start smacking their little bloodsucking lips.

UF Vets: Smoke From Wildfires Could Threaten Animals’ Health

Published: Jun 24th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — In this period of drought and ever-present wildfires, a breath of fresh air is not what it once was — for people or for pets.

UF Researcher: Crowded Flights A Boon To This Summer’s Travelers

Published: Jun 23rd, 1998

GAINESVILLE — The cab was late, the kids are starving, two suitcases got left behind and now the ticket agent says your flight to see Grandma in Duluth has been overbooked.

Humble Wildflowers Could Be A Money-Saver For State

Published: Jun 19th, 1998

MONTICELLO—Planting wildflowers along Florida highways could save the state millions of dollars by cutting mowing costs and stabilizing roadside soils, says a University of Florida researcher.

Baker’s Yeast Causes Chemical Reactions And Sweet Smelling Labs

Published: Jun 18th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A University of Florida chemist has borrowed a page from the Betty Crocker cookbook and found a way to use baker’s yeast in making chemical products used in pharmaceuticals and food.

Misconceptions, Lack Of Codes Make Lightning A Threat To Boaters

Published: Jun 17th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — When Fort Lauderdale marine surveyor David Pascoe discusses sailboats with prospective buyers, he can bet they’ll never ask about one major issue.

UF Pro Se Clinic Helps Clients Represent Themselves In Court

Published: Jun 12th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — For a judge, they’re a curse that just won’t go away.