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University of Florida.  News Bureau.

Formerly, Division of Information and Publications Services.

Broadcast Tape 55.  (Originally John Matthews #10)

Date:  ca. 1986

Duration:  00:08:17

Reporter:  John Matthews

There are six news and public service announcements on this tape.  The very last part of the tape has some tape over sections, which are extraneous.

Originally produced on ¾” u-matic.  Reformatted to Betacam SP in 2003 and MPEG2 in 2005.

Tape contents

Segment 1

Title:  [Useppa Island]

Date:  ca. 1986

Reported by:  John Matthews

Duration:  00:01:50

File name:  NPA5501

A report on a new burial, which was discovered on Useppa Island where native people had lived for thousands of years.  Bill Marquardt of the Florida State Museum of Natural History is interviewed. 

Segment 2

Title:  [Christmas Fitness]

Date:  ca. 1986

Reported by:  John Matthews

Duration:  00:01:48

File name:  NPA5502

A discussion about the exercise gifts one could give.  Dr. David Kaufmann, a UF physiologist, is interviewed.  He suggests that a digital blood pressure monitor is a valuable gift from the standpoint of health.  He also states that decisions about where to go to work out, whether to work out alone or with a group, and the types of exercise are important.

Segment 3

Title:  [Galen Hall and the Blue Gray Classic]

Date:  ca. 1986

Reported by:  John Matthews

Duration:  00:01:32

File name:  NPA5503

The UF football team recently won against the FSU team but Galen Hall will not get a rest as he is preparing for the Blue Gray Classic game in Montgomery, Alabama.  He mentions the names of the players who will participate in that game.  Game action scenes are shown.

Segment 4

Title:  [William Marquardt]

Date:  ca. 1986

Reported by:  John Matthews

Duration:  00:01:02

File name:  NPA5504

This is a very brief interview of Dr. Marquardt who has been overseeing the excavation of the burial site at Useppa Island.  In answer to questions he states that local volunteers are helping at the site as they have an interest in them and also that there does appear to be a greater awareness of archaeology sites than there was ten years ago.

Segment 5

Title:  [Job Fair at UF]

Date:  ca. 1986

Reported by:  John Matthews

Duration:  00:01:24

File name:  NPA5505

In this most recent job fair there appears to be an increase in the demand for non technical people such as students who majored in either business or the liberal arts.  Examples are shown of three companies looking for potential employees, the circus, the Peace Corps, and IBM.


Segment 6

Title:  [Bear’s Fair]

Date:  ca. 1986

Reported by:  John Matthews

Duration:  00:01:21

File name:  NPA5506

The Bear’s Fair, on the Plaza of the Americas, is an attempt to make sure that students have a safe spring break.  The Florida Highway Patrol has equipment which demonstrates the impact one can receive from a fast stop.  The Bacchus organization has a table set up with information about moderation in drinking alcoholic beverages.


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