GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose two points this month, fueled primarily by gains in the stock market and an improving job market, University of Florida economists say.
December 2003 Archive
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Traditional thinking holds that psychologists with ethnic or racial backgrounds like those of their minority patients may be better suited to counsel them.
When we lost the draft a generation ago, we lost a lot. We lost the ability to have a meaningful discussion about anything that involves the military. The Pentagon has begun significant call-ups for the next major rotation of troops in Iraq, but it has no realistic plan for covering our military and domestic security commitments without exhausting our reserve forces.
When Keiko the killer whale, star of the movie “Free Willy,” beached himself earlier this month in western Norway, the story of probably the most expensive animal in human history came to an end. By the time of Keiko’s death, seven years of effort and more than $20 million had been spent vainly – and unwisely – trying to return the whale to the wild.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It won’t be in time for this Christmas this year, but electronic displays may soon migrate from computer screens and television sets to such inexpensive consumer products as coffee machines, toys and even greeting cards.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With a fleet of space probes on their way to the Red Planet, fans of Mars exploration are bound to be on the edges of their seats this holiday season.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The most positive attitudes about the value of marriage and the importance of families are found among groups that experience the greatest difficulty forming and maintaining healthy family relationships, a new University of Florida study finds.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Black people treated for head and neck cancer have double the risk of cancer recurring elsewhere in the body and thus are far more likely to die within five years than white patients who received essentially the same treatment for the same type of malignancies, University of Florida researchers have found.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The elderly aren’t as stubborn as stereotyped in their unwillingness to admit hearing loss, although they may still deny the strain it creates for themselves and others, a new University of Florida study finds.