On the eve of his ethics trial, Ray Sansom resigned his seat from the legislature even though he contends that his resignation is not an admission of guilt. Florida Strawberry Growers Association does not want customers to be surprised if they notice the lack of strawberries on the shelves, the recent cold weather has left them with less than 1/5 of what they had during the same time last year. And WUSF takes an in depth look at new proposed water treatment and reclamation techniques in an effort to ease the ever-increasing water demand.
This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you to a cemetery where a USF anthropologist is joined by a team of students in helping Saint Petersburg Police excavate a trio of long-buried bodies, which will hopefully finally give the families of these unnamed murder victims some sense of closure. Also: In an effort to find out the identities of three murder victims, including one who was killed over 40 years ago, the Saint Petersburg Police turn to forensic anthropologists from USF for help. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes you to an excavation that will hopefully “warm up” these cold cases.
Erin Kimmerle, Assistant Professor, USF Department of Anthropology
Amendment Four, which would require city or county development to be put to the voters, is debated, some insurance holders will be getting adjusted premiums, and Medicare overpayments are being refunded to Florida.
Reworking Class Size Limits
In 2002, Florida voters set specific limits on the number of students in the state’s classrooms. Since then, districts have been phasing in smaller classes, shrinking them by two students a year. And come August, all classrooms in the state must be within the caps set by the 2002 amendment. Now some lawmakers and educators are asking voters to relax the standards and instead count class size at the school level, rather than for each classroom. This proposal -- and what it means for our schools -- is our focus this week.