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Seniors Use Prayer To Cope With Stress; Prayer No. 1 Alternative Remedy

Published: Dec 28th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’re an older American and suffered from holiday stress this season, odds are good you used prayer to ward it off, new research shows.

Law Professor Says Lack Of Holiday Spirit May Indicate Societal Decline

Published: Dec 27th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In modern society, incivility is everywhere – from our children’s classrooms to the recent presidential election to the mall parking lot full of end-of-the-year shoppers. In fact, this holiday season, many felt “Scrooges” and “Grinches” outnumbered the elves.

UF Survey: Florida Consumer Confidence Falls To Lowest Level This Year

Published: Dec 26th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Consumer Confidence index plunged in December to its lowest point in two years, reflecting recession fears and unhappiness with the election outcome, University of Florida economists said today.

As Internet Speeds Ahead, Florida’s Major Metropolitan Areas Fall Behind, UF Study Finds

As Internet Speeds Ahead, Florida’s Major Metropolitan Areas Fall Behind, UF Study Finds

Published: Dec 21st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s major cities have slipped further behind in the race for high-speed Internet access, a trend that impacts residents’ and companies’ ability to take advantage of burgeoning Internet services such as video conferencing.

Mother Receives “Gift Of Life” From Healthy Son In Region’s First Live-Donor Liver Transplant

Published: Dec 20th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Holiday celebrations this year will be especially meaningful for Jacksonville resident Sandra Cornelius and her family because she has received the most precious gift of all — the gift of life, thanks to a life-saving liver transplant.

UF Nutritionist Says Holidays Need Not Be A Weighty Problem

Published: Dec 20th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Take a touch of restraint, a pinch of planning, oh, and hold the denial please.

UF Study: Lax Safety Causes More Home-Building Deaths And Injuries

Published: Dec 18th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The growing number of deaths and injuries that plague the housing construction industry each year could be prevented if management simply followed existing safety rules, a new University of Florida study finds.

In A Hopeful Sign, Mercury Levels Decline In Everglades Wading Birds

Published: Dec 15th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a rare piece of good news about mercury contamination in the Everglades, a University of Florida researcher has found that levels of the pollutant in wading birds have dropped significantly since 1994.

New Poinsettia Varieties Have Names That Sound Just Delicious

Published: Dec 15th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some new treats are available for the holidays, but don’t look for them in the candy aisle or bakery — try the florist instead.

University To Confer 300,000th Degree During Commencement Saturday

Published: Dec 14th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — As the fall semester draws to a close and University of Florida students prepare for commencement ceremonies on Saturday, the university prepares for a historic moment as well. UF will confer its 300,000th degree during this semester’s commencement ceremonies.