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Wednesday on First Coast Connect, we spoke with Bloomberg News senior editor and author of “True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of American Fraternities,” John Hechinger about Florida State University suspending all greek life on campus indefinitely (01:13).   

We heard the story of Glorious Bethlehem Temple church in Jacksonville that took on the Florida Department of Transportation and won with pastor Donald Richardson (24:10).        

Planned Giving Officer Cliff Evans with the Catholic Foundation, Diocese of St. Augustine and Annie Tutt with the United Way talked about the 25h anniversary of the Planned Giving Council (34:16).           

Patty Smith and Chuck Oliva told us about the upcoming  Amelia Island Rendezvous Film Festival (46:00).


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Elaine Pace went from being an honor’s student with a college scholarship to living in her car for most of a year.  Despite her share of ups and down, Elaine considers herself incredibly fortunate.


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Sports and a lot of local live music are what's going on this weekend on the First Coast.

Action News Jacksonville and standardized test scores were among our top stories this week.

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Nationally recognized philanthropists and former Jacksonville Jaguars owners Wayne Weaver and Delores Barr Weaver have donated their $4.7 million Lakewood mansion to support the local nonprofit community.

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Some of the First Coast’s top philanthropists will be honored Thursday night.

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An enormous, 49-year-old, whole building thermostat control panel in the basement of the former Haydon Burns library will be salvaged and displayed by the company that built it.

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Musicals, benefit events and a family friendly comic are what's in store this weekend on the First Coast.

A special presentation on WJCT Television tonight puts the spotlight on one of the top philanthropists in town, and even the country.

Former Jacksonville Jaguars majority owners Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver are number 17 on The Chronicle of Philanthropy's top 50 charitable donors of 2012 with $83.7 million donated.