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Spooky Owl Provides Natural Rodent Control For Farmers

Published: Oct 28th, 1999

BELLE GLADE—For the spooks that haunt the Everglades Agricultural Area, Halloween happens every night as they swoop through the skies above the sprawling sugar cane fields in search of treats.

As Yellow Jacket Population Peaks, So Does Danger Of Stings

Published: Oct 27th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida researchers say yellow jacket season is at its peak and warn parents to be particularly careful about keeping children away from the territorial insects’ nests.

UF Economists: Florida Consumer Confidence Drops Amid Market Dive

Published: Oct 26th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida dropped four points in October, driven by a nosedive in the stock market and concern over an impending hike in interest rates, University of Florida economists report.

UF Study: Students Improve Reading Skills By Tutoring Younger Kids

Published: Oct 25th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — High school students struggling with reading can improve their skills significantly over short periods of time by becoming tutors to younger students, a University of Florida study has found.

UF Launches Journal Of Undergraduate Research

Published: Oct 22nd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Like a lot of researchers at the University of Florida, Chris Beach spent months in the lab on a project, then published the results in a academic journal.

‘Biochemical Storm’ Following Brain Trauma An Important Factor In Treatment, University of Florida Researcher Finds

Published: Oct 21st, 1999

GAINESVILLE—A forceful blow to the head can trigger a “Pacmanlike” enzyme to begin gobbling up important structural proteins in the brain for up to one month afterward — weeks longer than previously suspected, according to a University of Florida Brain Institute researcher.

Rawlings Book Cornucopia of Great American Writers, Says Researcher

Published: Oct 21st, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings did more for literature than win the Pulitzer Prize. According to a new book published by University Press of Florida, she cheered up an ailing F. Scott Fitzgerald, encouraged Thomas Wolfe to be less wordy and went fishing with Ernest Hemingway.

UF Research Ties Homosexual Behavior In Beetle To Evolution

Published: Oct 20th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — In a new hypothesis for a behavior observed in a number of species, two researchers say the process of natural selection may explain homosexual behavior in a beetle that preys on citrus in South Florida.

UF Research: Sea Level Rise Behind Tree Deaths On Florida’s West Coast

Published: Oct 14th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — When University of Florida researchers first looked into Florida west coast residents’ complaints of dying palms, they thought the cause was a disease.

Botanic Gardens Relieve Stress, UF Researchers Find

Published: Oct 13th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Take a walk and call me in the morning may be a good prescription for stress, according to researchers at the University of Florida.