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UF Economists: Consumer Confidence Dips Amid national Economy Fears

Published: Dec 31st, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Concerns about the health of the national economy caused consumer confidence in Florida to slump in December, but conditions in the state remain strong and the outlook brighter than for the rest of the country, University of Florida economists report.

UF To Spend $3 Million To Ready Every Classroom For The Millennium

Published: Dec 30th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A new computer requirement implemented last summer at the University of Florida requires students to use computers in their classes and encourages faculty to use computers, multimedia and the Internet as part of their instruction.

South Florida Couple Gives $1 Million To UF College Of Engineering

Published: Dec 30th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A South Florida businessman and his wife have given $1 million to the University of Florida’s College of Engineering in what the businessman describes as a gesture of appreciation for UF’s role in his success in the engineering and business worlds.

UF Study: Two-Thirds Of Older Adults May Not Be Immune To Tetanus

Published: Dec 23rd, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Two out of three senior citizens may lack adequate immunity to tetanus, a life-threatening central nervous system ailment contracted when bacteria invade an open wound, usually a deep puncture or cut made by a nail or a knife, University of Florida researchers report in the journal Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology.

UF Researcher: Overwhelming Majority Of Child Seats Installed Wrong

Published: Dec 22nd, 1998

GAINESVILLE — More than 95 percent of children in child safety seats in the state could be killed or injured because the devices are not properly secured to the vehicle, says a University of Florida researcher.

Parents Can Teach Kids Giving Is Better Than Getting

Published: Dec 21st, 1998

GAINESVILLE “Getting” isn’t the top priority for a lot of kids this holiday season.

Eco-Gifts Give All Year Long, UF Professor Says

Published: Dec 21st, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Advice guru Abigail Van Buren liked Marie Hammer’s holiday counsel so much, she passed it on to her readers in a recent Dear Abby column.

Florida Tomatoes Worth Asking For, New UF Taste Tests Show

Published: Dec 20th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Tomato lovers who wonder how to find luscious winter tomatoes — ripe, red, firm but juicy, sweet but tangy — might well ask their grocer whether he’s selling Mexican tomatoes or tomatoes grown in Florida.

UF’s First Online Distance Learning Program Off To Strong Start

Published: Dec 18th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Joseph Worrell used to spend 2 ½ hours on the road to get to his graduate-school class, a tough commute for a professional with a busy schedule as a troubleshooter for a national wireless communication service.

Women As Likely As Men To Last-Minute Christmas Shop, Survey Shows

Published: Dec 18th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — It’s 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and the local mall is jammed with men charging through their last-minute shopping while their wives or girlfriends sit at home gloating because they were finished weeks ago.