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UF Veterinarians: Blood Type Mismatch In Breeding Is Leading Cause Of ‘Fading Kitten Syndrome’

Published: Apr 29th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—When an entire litter from Joni Easterling’s prized Persian cat died last July, the Orange Park cat breeder was understandably upset.

UF Researcher: Growing Anti-Racist Groups Commemorate John Brown

Published: Apr 28th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — May 1 would be a national holiday honoring a forgotten martyr against slavery if the rapidly growing anti-racist movement has its way, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Economists: Florida Consumer Confidence Continues Dip From Record

Published: Apr 28th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida dropped four points in April, reflecting less faith in both national economic conditions and personal financial health, University of Florida economists report. The preliminary […]

UF Researcher: Booming Economy May Add To College Students’ Stress

Published: Apr 27th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — With cap-and-gown season about to get under way, a University of Florida researcher says a booming economy is yet another item to add to the list of stresses today’s college students are feeling from such things as the fear of AIDS, dysfunctional families and binge drinking.

UF Researcher Estimates Rate Of Rural-To-Urban Land Conversion

Published: Apr 26th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Natives grumble about it all the time — the rate at which Florida land, seemingly overnight, is transformed from pasture to pavement, hammock to highway, scrubland to skyscraper.

News’ Daily Nature Is Dumb And Makes Us Dumber, Says UF Professor

Published: Apr 26th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — News makes us dumb by dissecting reality, leaving the public with no idea of what to make of our times, says a University of Florida history professor and author of a new book.

Contrary To Perception, Florida’s Beaches Better Off Than Most

Published: Apr 22nd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Other states aren’t so lucky, but when beachgoers in Florida dig their toes in the sand this summer, they may be glad to know many of the state’s shores are in little danger of washing away — and some are even getting larger.

Fishermen Are Killing Brown Pelicans With Kindness, UF Expert Says

Published: Apr 21st, 1999

MIAMI—People who feed brown pelicans chunks of fish left over from a day of fishing are unwittingly contributing to a painful death for the birds, a University of Florida scientist says.

UF Researcher: No News Is Bad News When Critics Don’t Review Products

Published: Apr 20th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — If buyers don’t see a critic’s thumbs up or down, number of stars or colored circles when looking for the latest movie or gadget, they would be wise to avoid the product altogether, a new University of Florida study finds.

As Nation Celebrates Awareness Week, UF Researchers seek To Understand Why So Many Won’t Donate Organs

Published: Apr 20th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — With physicians making great strides in improving health through organ and tissue transplants, the waiting list for donations is growing faster than the supply.