WUSF 89.7 News' Morning Edition with Carson Cooper for Monday February 8th, 2010

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A number of flights between Florida and select cities up north have been cancelled due to several feet of snow that has recently fallen, state officials have been keeping a closer eye on the travel expenses of politicians flying to and from state business, and the national unemployment rate has dropped slightly but the state wide average here in Florida is remaining steady and is expected to grow to 12% in the coming months.
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USF St. Petersburg's new Science & Technology building USF St. Petersburg LEED Building / Sci-Fi Symposium
USF St. Petersburg is home to the University of South Florida’s first Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) certified structure with its new Science and Technology building. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you inside the building and tells you how this environmentally friendly direction may be the future for USF.
Also: Coming up February 17th, USF’s Humanities Institute is holding a symposium featuring a trio of award-winning science fiction writers who also happen to be working scientists. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM talks to keynote speaker, author Gregory Benford, a physics professor who’s helping put the “sci” in “sci-fi.”

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Sarasota Opera announced a five opera season for their 51st season in 2010-11. The fall offering will be Rossini’s version of the Cinderella story: La Cenerentola, which opens October 29. Sarasota’s 2011 Winter Opera Festival returns February 4 with four works including two Sarasota Opera premieres.

Winter Classes on the Back Porch - Nature Printing on a Tee

Originally developed for teaching purposes, nature printing has gained a renewed popularity now for esthetic reasons, and our delight!
INSTRUCTOR: Beverly Blair, a retired lawyer and law professor from Cleveland, OH, Beverly now finds more enjoyment in nature printing. She is a member of the International Nature Printing Society.
Members: $20.00
Non – Members: $25.00

Winter Classes on the Back Porch - Water Color Journaling

Whether tripping around the world or sitting on your own back porch, there’s a story with illustrations just waiting for you to capture. Tired of photo albums? Create a one of a kind illustrated, personal journal. INSTRUCTOR: Lucinda Hathaway – former Tour Director (www.serendipitytours.com)
author & water color journalist, she welcomes beginners to her class.
Limit – 10.
Members: $30.00

Winter Classes on the Back Porch - Family Tree to Best Seller

Two-class series; additional date 3/26. Both classes meet from 10 AM to 12 Noon.
Turn your favorite family stories into a publishable short story or novel. What better way to jump-start your writing career than by writing about someone you know?
Instructor: Clarissa Thomasson, Venice resident and author of five historical novels based on her family history.
Members: $15.00 per class.

Winter Classes on the Back Porch - Make a Berry Basket in a Day

All day class. If you’ve always admired, but never dared to try your hand at basket-weaving, now’s your chance! Our instructor promises to send you home with your very own creation, just in time for strawberry season.
INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Weeks – Weaver and Teacher for 20 years!
Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $55.00
Cost includes: All of your supplies.

Winter Classes on the Back Porch - Leaf Embossing on Card Stock

Embossing is the process of creating a three dimensional image on paper and other materials, when done with heat the result is a shimmering, raised pattern of the leaf,
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INSTRUCTOR: Beverly Blair, retired lawyer & law professor from Cleveland, OH, she now has found more fun with nature printing methods and is a member of the International Nature Printing Society.

Winter Classes on the Back Porch - Water Color for Cowards

Four-class series; additional class dates 2/23, 3/2, 3/9. All classes meet from 10 AM to 1 PM. BEGINNERS are WELCOME!
Carolyn promises to take away the fear that people have of watercolors! Come see for yourself! Call her for supplies list- available at Blue Line Office Supply 359-8470.

Winter Classes on the Back Porch - A Historic View of the Art of Table Decor

Two-class series; additional class date 2/23. Both classes meet from 10 AM - 12 noon.
Trace the history of “The Table” and dining,
and how this translates to modern day entertaining.
Using our collective creativity with hands on
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