The Point, November 21, 2022: Pedestrian dies crossing West University

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• Mainstreet Daily News: Pedestrian dies crossing West University. “According to the Gainesville Police Department (GPD), the initial investigation found a pedestrian attempting to cross the street from south to north when he was struck by an eastbound car.”

• Gainesville Sun ($): Missed vote of no confidence in University of Florida Faculty Senate Chair. “A motion of no confidence in the University of Florida Senate leader fell through Thursday night after a tense meeting in which some faculty members expressed disappointment in their vote to approve a new UF president, while others supported them.”

• WCJB: Marihelen Wheeler faces another lawsuit. “Eugene Garvin, a Democratic Party voter, filed a lawsuit against Wheeler after she won the primary in August, alleging that she doesn’t live in the 2nd Circuit.”

• WUFT News: The transition from trucker to CBD sales has been a healing journey. “Local hemp farmer Tyler Griffin said his journey of helping people heal from pain and other ailments has been full of interesting twists and turns.”

• WUFT News: Career Academy Showcase features opportunities for youth throughout Alachua County. “The faculty at Alachua County Public Schools welcomed prospective eighth graders and family members to visit various exhibits and familiarize themselves with the 15 cooperative colleges that are spread across all of the county’s high schools.”

• WGCU-Fort Myers: Life Saving Naloxone is available free of charge. “All 67 counties in Florida now have naloxone available for distribution. Naloxone, also known as narcan, restores breathing in a person at risk of overdose.”

• Florida politics: Equality Florida, LGBTQ leaders express solidarity with Colorado after Club Q shooting. “Leaders of Florida’s LGBTQ community condemned a deadly attack on a gay nightclub in Colorado. Five people were killed and 18 injured in the Club Q shooting.”

• WUSF-Tampa: Some tree conservation groups are attempting to restore natural habitats destroyed by Hurricane Ian. “Apart from devastating homes and buildings, Hurricane Ian also had significant impacts on many trees and the natural environment in the hardest-hit areas. Now some tree conservation groups are figuring out how to rebuild the natural tree habitat there.”

• Florida News Service: Florida state employees are getting a few extra days off around the holidays. “Reg. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that state offices will be closed on November 23, December 23 and December 30, giving workers a few extra days off around the holidays.

• WLRN-Miami: Plastic is not recycled. Can South Florida’s Package-Free Stores Be Part of the Solution? “The United States produces the largest amount of plastic waste per capita in the world, according to an article published at Florida International University.”

• WMFE-Orlando: Record-breaking Thanksgiving trip expected at Orlando International Airport. “The airport could welcome 1.75 million passengers between November 18 and 29.”

• WJCT-Jacksonville: Marineland signs were hidden for 80 years – until Tropical Storm Nicole. “Now, classic signs that once pointed the way to Marineland when it was known as Marine Studios 84 years ago have been discovered in a dune near the historic landmark off State Road A1A.”

• National: Two well-wishers confronted the man who opened fire on an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs.

• National: Trump tweeted a picture of a spy satellite, a declassified document shows.

• Politics: Pelosi shattered the marble ceiling and leaves a historic leadership legacy.

• Technology: Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 11 years in prison for Theranos fraud.

• Sport: Here are things World Cup fans are not allowed to do in Qatar.

• Science: The world is generating so much data that new units of measurement have been created to keep up.


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