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UF Keeps Pace With Industry In The Science Of Growing Grass

Published: Nov 30th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Used to be, if you wanted to manage a golf course, all you needed to know was how high to mow and when to turn on the sprinklers.

The Pumpkin Of The Tropics Likes Florida, Too, Research Shows

Published: Nov 25th, 1998

BRADENTON—The pumpkin pie of Thanksgiving future may come out of Don Maynard’s research laboratory.

Tobacco Settlement Helps UF Evaluate Florida’s Youth Smoking Habits

Published: Nov 24th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — New research from the University of Florida shows less than one-third of those who know about the state’s new Truth youth anti-smoking campaign think it will cause youth smoking to decline. The university hopes its research results will help the state combat youth smoking more effectively.

Stock Market Rally, Elections Prompt Jump In Florida Consumer Confidence

Published: Nov 24th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A dramatic rebound on Wall Street and satisfaction with the November elections led to a pronounced turnaround in consumer confidence among Floridians this month, bucking the normal year-end pattern and raising optimism of a good holiday shopping season for retailers, University of Florida economists say.

UF Study: Retailers Get Unexpected Benefits From Lenient Return Policies

Published: Nov 20th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — To make money this holiday season, retailers should be more lenient in accepting returned merchandise from the growing number of long-distance customers who buy from catalogs or the Internet, a new University of Florida study suggests.

New Forest Owners Prefer Enjoying Their Land Over Working It

Published: Nov 19th, 1998

GAINESVILLE A dramatic shift in the demographics of Florida’s private forest landowners indicates the traditional farmer may be giving way to the more white-collar, absentee landowner, according to a recent University of Florida survey.

UF Study: Polarizing Parents And Schools Make Truancy Worse

Published: Nov 17th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — A child skips one school day after another. The teacher and principal blame the parents for not disciplining the youngster, while mom and dad fault the school for not giving the child the benefit of the doubt.

U.S. Should Strive For Hypersonic Flight Technology, UF Professor Says

Published: Nov 13th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Whether or not it provides information about aging and space travel, John Glenn’s triumphant return to space seems to indicate continued U.S. superiority in space.

Genetic Uniqueness Threatens Florida Manatee’s Future

Published: Nov 12th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — As Florida manatees lumber into warmer waters this month for their winter respite, they’re admired for their unique appearance and lovable charm. But it’s that very singularity that University of Florida scientists say could be leading the gentle sea cows down the path to extinction.

UF Joins NASA’s Virtual Astrobiology Institute To Look For Life On Mars

Published: Nov 10th, 1998

GAINESVILLE —Traditional science fiction has aliens who speak some form of English or resemble humans. The problem is, chances are slim that non-terrestrial life will have such earthling-like traits.