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About the author of the Web site
Eric Piper is finishing his graduate work in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. He will begin his fourth semester of teaching MMC 2100, Writing for Mass Communications in Spring 2003. He has also taught AEE 3033, Writing for Agriculture and Natural Resources, twice. In addition, he works for the UF Athletic Association. He has done PR work for the Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences at UF and Winter Park Memorial Hospital in Winter Park, Fla. He lives with his wife, Kayra, and his dog, Brewser.

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