Wednesday’s murder of six people at Chicago’s Windy City Core Supply is the latest in a depressingly familiar string of reminders of this country’s greatest pathology — homicide. About 16,000 people will be murdered this year. Our homicide rate in 2001, the latest year for which nationwide figures are available, was 5.6 per 100,000, compared to only 1.6 in England and Wales. Other Western European nations exhibit similarly low levels of lethal violence.
August 2003 Archive
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – "Honey, let me help you with that" is music to the ears of most spouses, especially when it comes to unpleasant tasks, such as washing dishes or taking out the trash.
American indifference to Iraqi society and values is proving calamitous. That’s because American authorities remain dismissive of Middle Eastern culture, in which the powerful and ancient code of honor determines behavior and ideals. That code fuels the enmity of our opponents throughout the Arab world. Yet Washington policymakers seem oblivious to Arab motivationn and how best to deal with resistance to American peacekeeping.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thursday marks the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech, and a University of Florida professor who has studied his discourses says the civil rights leader drew his inspiration not only from the Bible but also from classic works about civil disobedience, such as the Greek tragedy "Antigone."
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians fell in August for the second month in a row amid growing concerns over a gloomy job market, University of Florida economists report.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A rough start in kindergarten most likely can be traced to low birth weight that gives the child a difficult beginning in life, a new UF study finds.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Efforts to reduce mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants and other industrial sources may benefit from a new approach to removing the deadly metal — pioneered as part of research for the space program.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Global warming and pollution are among the modern-day threats commonly blamed for decline of coral reefs, but new research shows the downfall of those resplendent and diverse signatures of tropical oceans actually may have begun centuries ago.
VERO BEACH, Fla. — At a time when the number of West Nile virus cases is setting new records, University of Florida researchers are developing an environmentally friendly way of controlling mosquitoes without pesticides.