Friday, December 15, 2017
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Amid Loss, 95-Year-Old WWII Vet Finds ‘Salvation’ in Volunteering

Toward the end of World War II, Navy plane mechanic Bob Ernst was stationed at Kaneohe Bay near Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, helping assemble Lockheed PV-1 Venturas that had been shipped in parts from the U.S. mainland for use in [...]

December 1, 2017 History, Journalism/Communications, Photo

There for Two D-Days and a Nuke, Sailor Was ‘Gung-Ho to Go’

William “Bill” Wilcox doesn’t dump his storied history on you all at once (to get it, you have to coax pieces out one at a time), nor does he ever stray from meek when telling it. His voice keeping soft, [...]

November 3, 2017 History, Journalism/Communications, Photo

In Photos: Demonstrators Flood UF Amid Richard Spencer Appearance

An estimated 2,500 demonstrators poured into the southwest section of the University of Florida’s main campus on Thursday to protest white nationalist Richard Spencer, who held a speaking event in the campus’ Phillips Center. Below are some scenes from the protest, [...]

October 20, 2017 Journalism/Communications, Photo

For Miss Betty, UF’s Most Venerable Worker, Retirement Is Simply a No

Elizabeth Jones walked into the welfare office in Gainesville for her second day at the location since being transferred from Chiefland. As with her first day, the atmosphere didn’t seem like a good fit for the 19-year-old stenographer — and [...]

October 4, 2017 Journalism/Communications, Photo

Ernest Hemingway Quotes: Splashy Excerpts from ‘The Old Man and the Sea’

I passed some Hurricane Irma displacement time by reading Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” the story of a poor, aging fisherman who for a long stretch hasn’t been fortunate in his catching efforts. So when he finally hooks what [...]

September 26, 2017 Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife, Reflections

Opioid Alternatives Making Headway But Won’t Lead To Full Phase-out, Physicians Say

As the U.S. continues to struggle with its growing opiate-painkiller problem (33,000 deaths in 2015, the most ever, and an annual $78.5 billion price tag on abuse), physicians and policymakers are ramping up their pushes on alternatives for patients seeking [...]

August 28, 2017 Health, Journalism/Communications, Tech