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At Pearl Harbor, Navy Musician Hung His Horn for a Stretcher

Music floats through the air of the Bloch Center arena near the docks of Pearl Harbor on this Dec. 6 night. There, the bands from the battleships Pennsylvania and Tennessee and the old transport and support ship Argonne are playing in the latest round of the months-long competition Battle of [...]

February 6, 2017 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Photo 0

In Photos: 500,000 Gather for Women’s March on Washington

A crowd of likely a half million or more gathered in and around the National Mall Saturday to celebrate womanhood and to stand in opposition to the newly inaugurated president, Donald Trump. The gathering comprised of majority women, so many of them donning pink “pussy hats” that a sea of the [...]

January 23, 2017 admin Journalism/Communications, Photo, Travel & Culture 0

In Photos: Fire Damage, Bears and Dollywood in the Smokies

I spent a few adventurous yet relaxing days in the Smoky Mountains for a Christmas vacation with family. The scenes were quite memorable: the damage from the intense fires that killed 14 and damaged or destroyed 2,400-plus buildings, but also the spectacular wildlife, including a mama bear and her two [...]

December 31, 2016 admin Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture 0

Longtime Backbone of UF Chemistry Department Had Role in Defeat of Japan

When Morris Mixson started working as a stockroom clerk in the University of Florida’s chemistry department in 1948, he did so under chemistry curator Burton Otte. Glad to have work after his time in the war and a few odds and ends after, Mixson became a protégé to Otte. He [...]

October 20, 2016 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Photo 0

Marty Jourard, One of Gainesville’s Made-It Rockers, Chronicles the Petty Days

Anyone who has called Gainesville home for even the briefest glimpse has likely heard the scattered icons that the city contributed to rock ‘n’ roll. Among the most recognizable: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Eagles guitarists Don Felder and Bernie Leadon, and Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, [...]

October 13, 2016 admin Journalism/Communications, Music & Arts, Photo 0

Pearl Harbor Survivor Who Later Soothed Soldiers with Music on Guadalcanal Recalls the Attack

Francis “Dutch” Scholtz played a late gig with his dance band that Saturday at an officers club and didn’t get back to his barracks until 1 a.m. This was nothing new for the skilled pianist and private in the U.S. Army Air Forces. Officers would often have their wives with [...]

October 5, 2016 admin History, Journalism/Communications, Photo 0