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UF Economists: Consumer Confidence Dips Amid national Economy Fears

Published: Dec 31st, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Concerns about the health of the national economy caused consumer confidence in Florida to slump in December, but conditions in the state remain strong and the outlook brighter than for the rest of the country, University of Florida economists report.

UF To Spend $3 Million To Ready Every Classroom For The Millennium

Published: Dec 30th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A new computer requirement implemented last summer at the University of Florida requires students to use computers in their classes and encourages faculty to use computers, multimedia and the Internet as part of their instruction.

UF Study: Two-Thirds Of Older Adults May Not Be Immune To Tetanus

Published: Dec 23rd, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Two out of three senior citizens may lack adequate immunity to tetanus, a life-threatening central nervous system ailment contracted when bacteria invade an open wound, usually a deep puncture or cut made by a nail or a knife, University of Florida researchers report in the journal Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology.

UF Researcher: Overwhelming Majority Of Child Seats Installed Wrong

Published: Dec 22nd, 1998

GAINESVILLE — More than 95 percent of children in child safety seats in the state could be killed or injured because the devices are not properly secured to the vehicle, says a University of Florida researcher.

Parents Can Teach Kids Giving Is Better Than Getting

Published: Dec 21st, 1998

GAINESVILLE “Getting” isn’t the top priority for a lot of kids this holiday season.

Eco-Gifts Give All Year Long, UF Professor Says

Published: Dec 21st, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Advice guru Abigail Van Buren liked Marie Hammer’s holiday counsel so much, she passed it on to her readers in a recent Dear Abby column.

Florida Tomatoes Worth Asking For, New UF Taste Tests Show

Published: Dec 20th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Tomato lovers who wonder how to find luscious winter tomatoes — ripe, red, firm but juicy, sweet but tangy — might well ask their grocer whether he’s selling Mexican tomatoes or tomatoes grown in Florida.

Women As Likely As Men To Last-Minute Christmas Shop, Survey Shows

Published: Dec 18th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — It’s 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and the local mall is jammed with men charging through their last-minute shopping while their wives or girlfriends sit at home gloating because they were finished weeks ago.

UF Researchers: For The Best Decisions, Use a Simple Majority Vote

Published: Dec 17th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A committee has just arrived at a final list of five applicants for an important job opening. In order to be a finalist, a candidate must receive a yes’ vote from a specified majority of the committee.

Give The Gift Of Health, UF Faculty Suggest

Published: Dec 11th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—For many Americans, the end-of-the-year holiday season is heralded with carefree overindulgence, as decadent desserts, fat-laden dinners and free-flowing alcohol rule the day. In other words, it’s not a time when health concerns take center stage.