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Parking-ticket policy is frustrating

I recall people on Turlington Plaza protesting UF parking. I am writing to encourage their demonstrations. I recently received a parking citation for my scooter. While I can say the citation (for sidewalk parking) is incorrect, I would also like to point out that I am the type of person who never breaks rules, no matter what. But through this ticket-receiving process I have witnessed with my own eyes how evil the UFPD parking enforcement is.

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Public must take interest in polluted site

The Cabot-Koppers Superfund site is at the corner of Northwest Sixth Street and Northwest 23rd Avenue. For those of you who don’t know about this, let me enlighten you. This property has been used since 1916 for wood treatment. Chemicals from this site have been found seeping into the groundwater and surface water, including arsenic, copper and nine other chemicals found to cause cancers and other health problems. According to EPA testing in 2006, harmful chemicals have already started reaching the upper portion of the aquifer (not good, considering nearly 100 percent of the drinking water in Florida comes from the Floridan aquifer). As bad as all this sounds, it might surprise you that nearly 19 years after a cleanup approach was signed, no action has been taken besides a few trenches being dug.

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