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4:44 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Food And Fun At Jewish Festival

Temple Israel gets its corned-beef from Carnegie Deli in New York
Credit ooitschristina via Flickr

A food festival aimed at raising cultural awareness of the Jewish community is steadily gaining popularity in the Tallahassee area. It’s the 5th year Temple Israel has shared Jewish food, art, music and culture with the North Florida community and this year’s festival features vast amounts of traditional Jewish food--from Temple Israel’s famous corned beef sandwiches,  to their black-and-white cookies.

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WFSU Local
4:20 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

New FSU Logo Draws Ire Of Some, Indifference Of Others

Florida State University's original logo (left) and new logo (right).
Florida State University

It’s a warm Friday afternoon on Florida State University’s campus in Tallahassee. Maintenance workers are cleaning the sidewalks with pressure washers in front of one of the school’s campus coffee shops. Students here are reacting to the university’s attempt to “clean up” its iconic Osceola emblem.

Sophomore Carlene Gonzalez-Brown isn’t sure why the university felt the need to change the logo. She feels more emotionally connected to the classic Osceola head but she admits ultimately what and where she studies is more important than the logo that represents the school.

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WFSU Local
4:25 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Leon County Officials Give Legislative Update On Local Priorities

County Commission President Bryan Desloge speaking to business leaders.
Credit Bob Howard

Leon County business leaders and politicians met early Tuesday to discuss how they’ve fared thus far in the legislative session.

“It’s a push-pull relationship," County Commission Chairman Bryan Desloge says, "there’s a fight between local and state government. You know, what happens is they’ve got the same restraints we do where there is a limited amount of resources and an unlimited amount of need."

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WFSU Local
5:23 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Ex-FAMU Band Member First To Be Sentenced To Jail In Hazing Case

Robert Champion died in November 2011 following injuries he sustained during a hazing ritual.

A former Florida A&M University band member has been sentenced to jail for the 2011 death of a drum major.

In all 13 people were charged in the hazing death of drum major Robert Champion. Six have received probation but no jail or prison sentences.

Friday, Jessie Baskin became the first person to receive a jail sentence in the case. Baskin  received a year behind bars, along with five years of probation and 300 hours of community service for his role in the hazing ritual aboard a bus in Orlando that led to Champion’s death.

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WFSU Local
5:23 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Valdosta Wastewater Treatment Facility Has Second Spill In March

The Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Facility.
Credit John S. Quarterman via Flickr

A wastewater treatment facility in Valdosta, Ga., continues to leaks sewage into surrounding swamps and rivers. Valdosta officials say they hope to seal off the latest discharge – the second in about a month -- with the installation of a bypass.

City of Valdosta spokeswoman Sementha Matthews says the spill in early March was due to grease buildup in pipes, but the latest one was caused by a collapsed sewer line. She says the bypass was installed as a temporary measure.

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