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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Paul Runnestrand


Florida Alligator
NEWS  |  FEATURES

This week in Gainesville

February 3, 1964: Three UF faculty members are among 10 people killed when a twin-engine aircraft crashes immediately following takeoff at Gainesville Municipal Airport. South Central Airlines Flight 510, departing for Jacksonville, loses power in its left engine and falls about 75 feet to the runway. William G. Cowperthwaite, James W. Willingham and David V. Legate are on board.

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OPINION  |  COLUMNS

Robertson’s words hurt the cause

If you listen to geologists, they will tell you the reason the massive earthquake occurred in Haiti last week had to do with seismic activity, fault lines and tectonic plates. At first glance, it’s a believable explanation. But the Rev. Pat Robertson proposes another answer that deserves consideration. Not consideration of its validity but rather consideration as to why in the world he would say such a thing.

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