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UF Economist: Holiday Sales Test Value Of Consumer Confidence

Published: Dec 30th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence, which remains relatively strong in the state despite a one-point drop in December, may prove to have little value in predicting Christmas sales based on early reports from this season’s retailers, say University of Florida economists.

New Volunteer Corps Aims At Conserving Wildlife Habitat

Published: Dec 29th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—The people in University of Florida conservationist Will Sheftall’s class have one thing in common: They want to be good neighbors.

UF Offers Agricultural Mediation Service For USDA Disputes

Published: Dec 26th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Farmers who have a dispute with the U.S. Department of Agriculture may find convenient and cost-effective relief through a new mediation service offered free statewide by the University of Florida.

Libraries Are In The Middle Of A Virtual Information Revolution

Published: Dec 24th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Got information?

Old Maas Brothers Department Store Becomes UF Book Depository

Published: Dec 24th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Like other universities needing more space for growing library collections, the University of Florida has leased the ground floor of a former Maas Brothers department store to serve as off-campus storage.

UF Study: Terminally Ill Put Little Thought Into Choosing Treatment

Published: Dec 23rd, 1997

GAINESVILLE — What may be the decision of a lifetime often takes mere minutes when people consider treatment for fatal illness, a new University of Florida study finds.

Skull Of Refrigerator-Size Ancient Armadillo Finds A Home At UF

Published: Dec 16th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — At more than 6 feet long and weighing as much as 600 pounds, this is one armadillo that likely wouldn’t have ended up as road kill.

The Next Big Speed Boost: Parallel Computing With High-Speed Networks

Published: Dec 11th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — An accountant for XYZ Widget Co. has stepped out for lunch and left his computer running with the Dilbert screen saver doing its job.