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This week in Gainesville

March 20, 1964: Albert II, the alligator mascot of UF, is “gatornapped.” University police find the gate still locked and a hole cut through the fencing at the top of his pen. A few days later, campus police receive reports of a 7-foot alligator chained to a flagpole on Florida State University’s campus.


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This week in Gainesville

February 21, 1977: The Gainesville City Commission approves building plans for a new sports coliseum on UF’s campus, now known as the O’Connell Center, despite residents’ fears that the building will lead to serious parking problems.




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