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UF Economists: Florida Consumers Remain Confident At Christmas

Published: Dec 28th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida rose one point in December, reflecting buoyancy about personal finances and lack of concern for Y2K, University of Florida economists report.

Peer Counselors Help Kids With Behavior Problems, UF Study Shows

Published: Dec 27th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Peer counseling groups can help students with behavior problems improve their grades, attendance, attitudes and behavior, a University of Florida study shows.

New Radio Program Part Of Growing Interest In Children’s Culture

Published: Dec 23rd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — A new radio program produced at the University of Florida is rapidly gaining an audience by focusing on the growing national interest in children’s culture.

For Some With Parkinson’s, Surgery Can Improve Speech, Study Finds

Published: Dec 15th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — When Parkinson’s Disease sufferer James Stuebe underwent brain surgery last year, he was overjoyed it nearly eliminated the tremors in his right arm and hand.

UF Survey: Most Floridians Willing To Pay To Restore The Everglades

Published: Dec 3rd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Although support varies depending on the cost of the remedies, most Floridians are willing to pay for restoring the Everglades to their original condition, a new University of Florida study shows.

Unique Environment, Amateur Sleuths Make Fla. An Archaeology Prize

Published: Dec 1st, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Ancient swamp things abound in Florida to give rare looks at the way people lived thousands of years ago, and ordinary folks are helping to uncover them, says a retired University of Florida professor.

For Endangered Butterfly, Golf Courses To Provide Essential Habitat

Published: Nov 30th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers have found an unusual ally in their efforts to re-create rare native habitat for an endangered butterfly in the Florida Keys: golf courses.

UF Economists: Florida Consumer Confidence Gets Pre-Holiday Boost

Published: Nov 30th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida rose two points in November, an unexpected gain for late in the year that bodes well for holiday retail sales, University of Florida economists report.

UF Research: Underground Rivers, Springs Not The “Pipes” They Appear

Published: Nov 23rd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Rivers and streams in north Florida have a curious habit of disappearing into the ground, only to reemerge elsewhere, a result of the porous rock formations that lie not far beneath the ground.

Invasive Plant Lays Claim To Wild Areas Of South Florida

Published: Nov 12th, 1999

LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE—An exotic vine that already covers 40,000 acres of South Florida wilderness is on the brink of an expansion that could make it the worst weed threat yet to Florida’s native plants, University of Florida researchers say.