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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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This week in Gainesville

March 31, 1978: Lums, a restaurant that used to be at 1621 SW 13th St., offers a deal of two eggs, two strips of bacon or hash browns and toast for 99 cents. It also offers a deal of a quarter–pound burger, fries and a beer or a soda for $1.50. Cedar River Seafood & Oyster Bar is in that location now.


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Mormon musical hits broadway

Since the 1990s, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have made their buck throwing everything from the sacred to the unmentionable under the comedic bus. They have taken on topics ranging from Scientology to the Shake Weight and everything else in between.


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This week in Gainesville

March 21, 1966: John Due becomes the first African-American to run for state Senate since the days of Reconstruction when he announces his candidacy for the District 6 seat in Gainesville.


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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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