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VOLUME 103 ISSUE 78


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010


NATIONAL


Senate candidate discusses campaign
By CJ PRUNER date," he said. The Senate election will be held in No- to be about who has the team," Meek said.
Alligator Writer Meek, D-Fla., who represents Florida's vember. "The bottom line is that we need to get the
17th Congressional District, including Meek also discussed his campaign goals vote out and get the people involved."
Congressman Kendrick Meek made a parts of Miami-Dade and Broward coun- and said he must petition in order to be Meek spoke for about 45 minutes and
simple promise to his audience of about 50 ties, in the U.S. House of Representatives, placed on the ballot, covered topics including health care, the
students at a Dauer Hall speech Thursday stopped in Gainesville to encourage stu- The campaign hopes to collect 112,000 national debt, new energy initiatives and
mn dents to volunteer in his campaign for a signatures bv February. education.


"I will not be a cookie-cutter candi-


U.S. Senate seat.


"I feel this campaign movement is going


SEE MEEK, PAGE 4


Students save


by renting books

By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

Students may be able to save some cash in coming se-
mesters with textbook rental programs offering an alterna-
tive to buying books.
The Florida Book Store revised its textbook rental pro-
gram this semester after experimenting with similar pro-
grams in previous years.
"I like that it was a lot cheaper, but I'm kind of
sad that I won't be able to sell it back and get
money back at the end of the semester."
Hayley Snedeker
UFjunior

Florida Book Store textbook department manager Mike
Bibbee said the store rents out about 10,000 books, or 25 per-
cent of its titles.
The store sends an e-mail reminder when the books are
due and charges the full price of the books if they are not
returned, he said.
Bibbee said the Florida Book Store rents the books out to
students until the last day of finals week.
He also said the program has some drawbacks.
Students cannot sell back the rented books and risk pay-
ing penalty fees, Bibbee said.
SEE TEXTBOOK, PAGE 4


Ana Goni-Lessan/ Alligator Staff
Alex Solomon, 19, helps Kamay Lafalaise, 20, rent a book for a psychology class at the Florida Book Store on Thurs-
day afternoon.


Alligator invites student job-seekers to open house


* STUDENTS SHOULD BRING
RESUME AND WORK SAMPLES.

The Independent Florida Alligator will
be holding its first open house of the se-
mester today from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1105


W University Ave.
"We're looking for news, features and
sports writers, graphics people, Web peo-
ple, copy editors, columnists, cartoonists
and an opinions editor," said Editor-in-
Chief Chelsea Keenan.
Keenan added those applying for copy


editing positions should have a strong
knowledge of AP style and
Local grammar.
News Students who stop by
should bring a resume and
writing samples. Likewise, those apply-
ing for the opinions editor position should


bring a sample editorial, she said.
Students from any and all majors are
encouraged to apply.
"You don't have to be a journalism
student to apply," Keenan said. "You just
have to be dedicated and ready to learn."
-ALISON SCHWARTZ


* Center Azania
Stewart led UF to
its 71-68 win in
double overtime
over Auburn on
Thursday. The
Gators blew
an 18-point
halftime
lead before
preserving the
win.
See Story,
Page 13.


Woman arrested after offering sex to undercover cop


A Gainesville woman was arrested after
she was caught prostituting an underage girl
to an undercover cop Wednesday night.
According to the report, Gainesville po-
lice were informed by an anonymous source
that Sarah Hicks, 22, was matching Kiandra
Brown, 17, with potential clients.
In a recorded phone conversation, Hicks
made an agreement with an undercover of-
ficer for Brown and herself to meet with him


and have oral and vaginal sex for $75 each.
Hicks and Brown were arrested at 8:52
p.m. after the deal was finalized, according
to the report.
Hicks was charged with one count of
committing and engaging in prostitution
and one felony charge for procuring a minor
under 18 years of age for prostitution, ac-
cording to the report.
KATHERINE BEIN


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WHAT'S HAPPENING
Museum Nights
Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Ham Museum of Art
Participate in art-making ac-
tivities and a scavenger hunt
in the galleries. Admission is
free. For more information,
visit www.harn.ufl.edu.

Society of Professional
Journalists Icebreaker Social
Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Weimer Hall, Room 3032
Join SPJ for its first social meet-
ing of the semester. Free food,
music and SPJ membership in-
formation will be provided.

Florida Education Association
Meeting
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Terrace Room
FEA will be hosting a science in
the classroom workshop. You
will learn fun educational ex-
periments to incorporate into
the science curriculum. There
will be food, fun and free give-
aways. Contact Laura Roberts
at laura.roberts@ufl.edu with
any questions.

Church and State since 1989
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Dauer Hall, Room 219
A talk by Anna Grzymala-
Busse, University of Michigan,
for the Center for European
Studies series From the Iron
Curtain to the EU. The speaker
will argue that churches rely
on indirect political influence
and the historical resonance
they have cultivated from the
communist era.

LionsClub isSeekingAssistance
The Newberry Lions Club is
planning a trip for the visu-
ally impaired community
of Gainesville to Daytona
Beach on Jan. 15 to attend the
Magic of Braille exhibit which is
touring the U.S. A total of $700
is needed to ensure transpora-
tion for the group. Donations can
be made to the Newberry Lions
Club: PO Box 1439, Newberry, FL,
32669.
For further information, please
contact Bob Respess at 352-472-
5434.

Got something going on? And
want to post it in this space? Send
an e-mail to efuggetta@alligator.
org with "What's Happening" in
the subject line.

LOCAL
Young artists to display
their work
Some of Alachua County's
youngest artists will have a chance
to showcase their work at the up-
coming Alachua County Elemen-
tary Art Exhibition beginning Sat-
urday. Erin Friedberg, Gainesville
visual arts coordinator, said the
exhibition is designed to highlight
the creativity and talent of its el-
ementary school contributors.
A total of 87 pieces of artwork
were chosen by 26 participating
schools.
"It is just an extreme thrill for
[the students] to be featured at the


Thomas Center, like the high-
est art award that they could
receive," said Kristy Foster,
Idylwild Elementary School art
teacher.
The return of the event marks
a highlight for Idylwild Elemen-
tary School, where cutbacks did
not allow the school to partici-
pate last year, according to prin-
cipal Barbara Henry.
The annual exhibition will be
on display in the Thomas Cen-
ter Mezzanine Gallery from Sat-
urday to Jan. 31.
KATHLEEN BIRKHIMER


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CORRECTION
A story in Monday's Alli-
gator misspelled the name of
Gainesville Police Department
Capt. Ed Book.


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accurate and clear in its news
reports and editorials. If you
find an error, please call our
newsroom at 352-376-4458
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FRIDAY. TANTIARY8. 2010& AJ"4TJJTQ 3


Free H1N1

shots to be

given Sat.
By MARISSA PRIETO
Alligator Contributing Writer
The Alachua County Health Department
is offering free HIN1 vaccinations Saturday
at three locations.
"At this time, we are still assessing
whether or not there will be more
free clinics set up in the future."
Paul Myers
assistant director of the Alachua County
health department
As the future of the free vaccinations at
clinics remains uncertain, Paul Myers, the
Alachua County assistant director of the
health department, is encouraging locals to
take advantage of the offer.
"At this time, we are still assessing
whether or not there will be more free clin-
ics set up in the future," Myers said.
Vaccinations are available in Gainesville
at Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church at
120 SE Williston Road, a Butler Plaza tent at
the 500 block of Archer Road, and in Alach-
ua at the Turkey Creek Clubhouse at 11400
Turkey Creek Blvd. All three clinics will be
open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The vaccine will still be available at the
health department's main site in Gainesville
and its satellite clinic in Alachua.


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4, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, JANUARY 8,2010


Students face shortage


of cold-weather gear


By ERICA JOHNSON
Alligator Writer


No hats, no heaters, no problem until the
weather dips below freezing.
During a week of record low temperatures,
students seeking winter merchandise were
greeted by empty shelves.
Michelle Hart, a UF chemical engineering
sophomore, was one of the many glove-seek-
ers who had no luck at Wal-Mart, Target or
Ross Tuesday and Wednesday.
"I called Wal-Mart, and they said a new
shipment had come in but that, like, 20 people
had bought them in the last few minutes,"
Hart said. "By the time I got there, they were
gone, so I had to keep looking."
After repeated failures, she had success at


Kohl's on Archer Road.
Jennifer Lee, a UF political science sopho-
more, also had a difficult time finding gloves,
ending her search after repeated failure at
Forever 21, Express and Macy's in The Oaks
Mall.
Donna Spiers, a zone merchandise supervi-
sor at the Wal-Mart in Butler Plaza, said gloves
are not the only hot commod-
Local ity. Hats and heaters have also
News been disappearing from store
shelves.
Spiers said about 150 pairs of gloves have
been put out and sold each day, and hats and
heaters completely sold out Tuesday and
Wednesday.
"The heaters are selling as fast as we can get
them into the store right now," she said.


NATIONAL

Beef: it's not for dinner


By MORGAN WATKINS
Alligator Contributing Writer

Hamburgers using beef courtesy of
Beef Products Inc. may come with pick-
les, onions, ketchup and a side of am-
monia.
The company, which supplies beef
to the federal school lunch program and
fast food chains like McDonald's, has
been using an ammonia treatment to
reduce levels of E. coli and salmonella
in its processed beef.
Chad Carr, assistant professor in the
UF department of animal sciences, said
while the use of these trimmings has
raised concern, the practice is safe.
He described ammonia as an anti-
microbial that can help alleviate the
problems of E. coli and salmonella con-
tamination in beef.
"I have all the confidence in the
world that the beef industry is trying
its best to have as safe a product as pos-
sible," Carr said. "The number one pri-


ority is safety."
Beef Products Inc. reduced the levels
of ammonia to combat concern, but this
can diminish the treatment's ability to
fight pathogens.
John Gonzalez, a postdoctoral as-
sociate in the UF department of animal
sciences who previously worked in the
meat industry, said
there is no definite
seeway to eliminate E.
coli and salmonella
gensas a potential hazard.
Gonzalez said
that while the meat
industry's methods
Carr may not always work
perfectly, he expects
to see more changes in the future to de-
velop safer methods of fighting patho-
gens in beef.
"One of the things I never realized
until I got into the industry was that
you get inspected left and right, not
only by the government but by your
customers," Gonzalez said.


Audiences to gather in the O'Connell Center for horseplay


The stallions will perform at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


By ANDREW WYZAN
Alligator Contributing Writer


A different breed of athletes will perform
today at the O'Connell Center.
The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions
will showcase their array of ancient maneu-


vers at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets cost about $20 and can be pur-
chased at the University Box Office.
Michael Lashinsky, the marketing director
for White Stallions Production Inc., said the
Lipizzan was once the horse of nobility and
aristocracy.


The Lipizzaner stallions perform stunts
once used in warfare.
Their "airs above the ground" maneuvers
involves a series of leaps and jumps originat-
ing on the battlefield, he said.
"Only stallions of the greatest strength, tal-
ent and athletic ability are chosen for training


in these ancient maneuvers," Lashinsky said.
He said this year marks the tour's 40th an-
niversary.
Katie Profeta, a UF animal science junior, is
excited to see the stallions.
She said she has already seen the stallions
perform.
"Even if you have no interest in horses, it's
a very artistic show and interesting to watch,"
Profeta said.


Meek worked as a captain for


the Florida Highway Patrol


M EEK, from page 1

"Now more than ever people under-
stand how important the Senate is in this
country in terms of moving forward," he
said.
Pointing to his years of service in state
and national politics, as well as his years
as a captain for the Florida Highway Pa-
trol, he portrayed himself as a candidate
who would be forthcoming and willing to
support measures based on their merit as
opposed to political dividing lines.
"You want a senator who will speak the
truth when it comes to these issues," Meek
said.
Students also expressed their support
of Meek's campaign.
Naadira Renfroe, a UF anthropology ju-
nior, was one of many who expressed inter-
est in interning for the Meek campaign.
Clutching a blue campaign sign, she
expressed her support for Meek and his
honest demeanor.


"If you listen to him, the first thing
he talks about is his personal life.
I think he shares a common back-
ground with a lot of the students
here. He shares my values."
Naadira Renfroe
UF anthropology junior

"If you listen to him, the first thing he
talks about is his personal life," she said.
"I think he shares a common background
with a lot of the students here. He shares
my values."
Ben Cavataro, president of the Flori-
da College Democrats, agrees that Meek
would make a good candidate for the state
of Florida.
"While [Charlie] Crist and [Marco] Ru-
bio try to see which one is more extreme,
he focuses on common sense solutions for
America," he said.
"He's a very dynamic figure."


Rep. Kendrick Meek, D-Fla., a 2010 U.S. Senate candidate, speaks to students in Dau-
er Hall Thursday night.


DiStaola: UF Bookstores may have a rental program in the fall of 2010


TEXTBOOKS, from page 1

Junior Hayley Snedeker rented a textbook
for the first time from the Florida Book Store
this semester. She rented a $96 textbook for
$48.
"I like that it was a lot cheaper, but I'm
kind of sad that I won't be able to sell it back
and get money back at the end of the semes-
ter," Snedeker said.


Other local bookstores are also consider-
ing the implementation of textbook rental
programs.
Elio DiStaola, the director of campus re-
lations for Follett Higher Education Group,
said UF Bookstores may have a rental pro-
gram in fall 2010.
Follett tested a textbook rental program
in seven universities across the country last
semester, including Florida State University


and the University of North Florida, DiS-
taola said.
During that semester, the program al-
lowed students in those seven
Local schools to save close to $2 mil-
News lion, he said.
"It works great for students
who want up-front savings," DiStaola said.
Lynne Vaughan, director of UF Book-
stores, said she thinks a rental program


could be successful because it gives students
another option besides buying new or used
books.
Vaughan said students will save mon-
ey as long as they remember to return the
books.
Doby Gray, owner of Gator Textbooks
located on 3501 SW 2nd Ave., said he hopes
his store will have a rental program by this
summer.






FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 5


Missionary completes journey


TProviders


* JAMES TATE HAS BAPTIZED 23 PEOPLE
INTO THE MORMON CHURCH.

Editors' note: This is the final installment in a
four-part series. For the first three parts of the
series and additional details, see alligator.org.

By CJ PRUNER
Alligator Writer

A Soul Renewed
A faint rumble of excitement begins to build as
a herd of worshippers head toward the room at
the end of the hallway. James Tate and Marques
Schroeder, two Mormon missionaries stationed at
the UF campus, walk among them.
At first glance, the room offers nothing but blue
carpet and wooden doors. But behind the two
wooden doors, a large pool of water lies.
In a few minutes, Brandon Feldman, a UF aero-
space and mechanical engineering junior, will
wade into the water. After a few words of devotion
are spoken, he will be completely submerged.
When he rises out of the water, he will be the
newest member of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints.
For Tate, this will be his first baptism in
Gainesville, his 23rd overall.
Although this won't be first go-around, he can't
help but let the happiness of the occasion over-
come him.
"This feels like when you have something real-
ly amazing, and you get to share it with a friend,"
he said.
For Feldman, the road to the baptism has been
a long one. Raised in a Jewish household, Feld-
man wasn't the most religious teenager growing
up. However, he couldn't shake the growing void


he felt inside.
Driven by a desire for something more, he be-
came a religious free agent, trying out different
denominations of Christianity, such as Baptist,
Lutheran, Presbyterian and Catholic.
Despite his list of options, Feldman felt empty.
That was when his friend, Alan, told him to try
out this new church that he had been visiting.
Skeptical at first, Feldman couldn't help but feel a
welcome when he visited the Mormon service.
"Everyone was so nice, it felt like home," he
said.
Eventually, he came in contact with Schroeder
and Tate.
"Whenever I would have doubts or questions, I
could call them up, and they were more than will-
"This feels like when you have something
really amazing, and you get to share it
with a friend."
James Tate
Mormon missionary

ing to sit down and talk to me," he said. "They
took care of me."
For Feldman, the greatest lesson the missionar-
ies taught was compassion.
"In today's world, so many things are going
down the toilet. It sucks," he said. "They are an
example of what one should be like."
For the few seconds that Feldman is under wa-
ter, only the clicks of the clock can be heard. Be-
fore the swoosh of the waves can fully develop, a
flash of excitement overtakes the room as cheers
and applause erupt among the congregation.
Schroeder and Tate, each standing by one of the
wooden doors, break into beaming smiles.
From the waters, a saint has risen.


UF officials resolve to better themselves, university


Student Body president vows to play more basketball


By JOEY FLECHAS
Alligator Writer

UF leaders are kicking off their new year
with new resolutions.
Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia
Telles-Irvin said she plans to spend more time
with her family.
"I tend to stay here till around 6:30 p.m.,


sometimes 7 p.m.," Telles-Irvin said. "I've de-
cided that it's time to have more dinners with
my son and my husband."
One of UF spokesman Steve Orlando's
resolutions includes doing more mountain
biking.
Orlando said he also hopes to boost the na-
tional media coverage of UF.
"Ultimately, I'd love to see a 1-A feature


story in The New York Times about the Uni-
versity of Florida," Orlando said.
Student Body
U F President Jordan
Administration Johnson plans to
focus more on his
physical fitness.
"Over the course of my tenure as Student
Body president, I think that is one of the bal-


ances in my life that I've neglected to keep up
with as much as I would like," he said.
He plans to play more basketball, which is
his favorite sport.
However, Johnson has more than just per-
sonal goals.
He also cited changes to Bright Futures and
a potential renewable energy fee that he plans
to deal with in 2010.
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Editorial
Welcome back to a new semester, a new decade and a
new onslaught of laughs, tears and things that'll just plain
piss you off brought to you by yours truly.
We do hope you rested plenty over the break and the
first week of classes wasn't too hard on you because the
lack of letters to the editor are really killing us. However,
we're going to let it slip just for today in order to bring
you the your-first-week-of-school-didn't-suck-as-much-as-
our-7:30-editing-labs edition of...



Darts & Laurels

And we're not the only ones willing to forgive and for-
get.
The Progress Party and the Orange and Blue Party an-
nounced Wednesday they have officially made amends
and decided to get back together. Party officials said rea-
sons behind the merger include wanting to give students
more of a voice and increasing transparency in Student
Government.
That's why we're giving a you-all-may-have-more-
drama-than-a-middle-school-relationship-but-we're-hap-
py-to-see-you-worked-things-out LAUREL to UF's indie
parties.
But love isn't the only thing in the air this week.
Along with the brisk winter cold comes the fear of be-
ing shocked, and we at the Alligator can't touch our cars,
desks or even one of our copy editors' girlfriend's fore-
head without fearing the wrath of static electricity. That's
why we have to throw a if-you-would-have-just-given-us-
snow-the-zaps-would-be-totally-worth-it DART at moth-
er nature.
And while we're complaining about nature, here, the
Editorial Board is flinging a couldn't-you-have-thrown-
us-a-bone-here DART at The Sunshine State (to be read
as whiningly as possible, please).
Shame on you, Florida, for getting our hopes up just
to snatch them cruelly away. For those of us who have to
brave the tundra to get to our first-period classes as our
frigid fingers threaten to break off of our mittenless hands
(thanks, glove shortage), the least you could do is toss
down a few flurries so we could take "OMG look at the
snow!" photos for our Facebook profiles.
But we're not the only ones complaining. According to
the latest Gallup poll, Obama's approval rating is at a mea-
ger 47 percent. Now, we understand that you expected
missiles and poverty to turn into rainbows and butterflies
the moment he was sworn in, but we're putting you all
in time out and pinning a now-think-about-what-you've-
done DART at 53 percent of the American public for giv-
ing up on our president so soon.
Whether or not he turns out to be more of a pain in our
asses than cheap tissues when you have a runny nose, it's
too soon to lose hope.
And because we're such left-leaning liberal lovers,
we're delivering on a silver platter, of course a we-
don't-care-what's-going-on-down-there LAUREL to Pres-
ident Barack Obama for making the first U.S. presidential
appointment of a transgender.
The White House displayed tactful reticence in declin-
ing to comment on her gender, and the Editorial Board
thinks everyone should do the same and ignore those who
seem to think it's important.
That's all for this week, folks, and if you don't like what
we said, stop by our open house today and prove you'd
be an asset to the Editorial Board (or just a write a letter...
please).


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Will Olsen
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Column

Obama faces tougher crowd than Bush
can't help but wonder why President Obama has received about how Obama's college thesis was
so much more heat from certain members of the media that the Constitution was "inherently
and from certain factions of the country than any public flawed," which Limbaugh found on a
figure I can remember. The recent attempted bombing by a Web site that labeled the story as a sat-
Nigerian terrorist has prompted those members of the media ire. You find comparisons to Hitler in
to come out from the woodwork to yet again criticize that the two were great speakers, only
Obama. This time it is because he took 72 hours to publicly Paul Mu rty to later find criticisms of his speeches
respond to the situation, after consulting with security teams letters@alligator org s president- all from the same chan-
nel. You find references to Bill Ayers,
from Christmas until Dec. 28. to communism and socialism, to Hugo
Jon Stewart made a good point on the Jan. 6 episode of his Chavez, to Obama's role as either a Muslim or the apparent
show that those certain members of the media didn't say Antichrist.
anything when a similar situation happened in 2001. Former What you don't find, at least on Fox News' Web site, is a
President George W. Bush took not 72 hours but six days to detailed story about the effigy of President Obama that was
publicly respond to the infamous shoe bombing attempt by hanged in Plains, Ga. The only story I could find is a blurb
Richard Reid. Even then, he didn't call a press conference to saying that the Secret Service is investigating the incident.
talk about the issue as Obama did. So why is Obama being "Bush effigy burned," returned numerous results, the first of
criticized and almost blamed for the security issues on the which at least three times longer than the Obama story.
flight that led to the attempted attack? Plains, Ga., prides itself on being the hometown of for-
Let's review some of the conspiracies about President mer President Carter. This, at least somewhat, shows that the
Obama and try to find a trend. First, there was the "birther" town doesn't hate Democrats in general. They simply hate
conspiracy, perpetrated by the thankfully-retired-from- Barack Obama, and that leads racism. Racism could explain a
CNN-and-definitely-not-a-racist Lou Dobbs, who stated that number of the conspiracies listed above. Birthers don't want
the multiple birth announcements and birth certificates pro- to believe that a black man could be legitimately elected their
vided to the public were, indeed, fake. I would love to meet president, so he must not have been born here. Limbaugh
the man who, in 1961, came up with the wonderful plot to and his right-wing friends, including my old buddy from
destroy America from the inside 47 years later using a black Connecticut, shock-jock radio Glenn Beck (whogot in trouble
child, conceived out of wedlock by an interracial couple (one in his Connecticut days for making fun of an Asian caller on
member of which was from Kenya). And this is 1961, when his morning show), have said racist things about Obama on
"separate but equal" was considered OK in some places. multiple occasions. I have seen criticism of a president and
Moving on through the history of Barack Obama, you find have taken part in criticism of President Bush. I've also lived
such scandals as Joe Wilson shouting "you lie" at a part of a with my mom, who can't admit that Bill Clinton did any-
speech on health care that Obama most certainly wasn't lying thing good for the country because she dislikes Democrats
about. I can understand a Republican congressman disagree- so much (yet still loves me). But I have never seen outright
ing with what the president was saying, but never before had hatred for a president like I have seen with Obama.
I ever seen or heard someone shout out during a presiden- Paul Murty is an English sophomore.
tial address to Congress. You find the Rush Limbaugh story
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Guest column

Capital punishment


inhumane, unethical


His Mouth Shut. It's not that
his crime-fighting endeavor
nmerica's Most Wanted" hasn't
proven to be successful it has,
most recently with the capture of
Jupiter massacre suspect Paul Me-
hinge but rather that he, in his
position of influence as a popular
television host, should stop trying
to be judge, jury and executioner,
as he did recently when he called
for capital punishment for the
above suspect.
During Walsh's tenure as host,
AMW has directly led to the cap-
ture of about 1,100 suspects. This
is no small feat, and Walsh, along
with all of those involved with
the show's production, should be
lauded for their efforts. However,
Walsh needs to realize his influence
must be curtailed at capture.
In consideration of some of his
past opinions concerning the pun-
ishment of sex offenders (which
have touched on rectal explosive
devices, for example), it seems he
deems himself the ambassador of
justice for heinous crimes.
Moreover, he is regarded pub-
licly as an expert when it comes to
such matters, stemming from both
his position as host of AMW and
his son's highly publicized kidnap-
ping and murder in 1981.
However, neither he nor any
other indirect victims of such atroc-
ities are in any position to decide
the fate of the offender, as such acts
leave victims' families emotionally
compromised when it comes to re-
solving such an issue, hence the ex-
istence of a fair and just (in theory)
legal system as a more civil proxy
for self-administered justice.
If I've come off as callous, I won't
apologize, but it was not my inten-
tion. Rather, I'll take this opportu-
nity to throw in my two cents as a


Ryan Spencer proponent
of abolish-
Speaking Out ingthedeath
penalty.
It is inherently contradictory
to condemn someone for killing
and then subsequently kill them.
However, because the responsibil-
ity for such acts is diffused through
both the entirety of society and the
executioner-less means of capital
punishment, such policies are con-
sidered morally tenable or at least
deluded enough to be permissible.
That notion is an illusion: If the
laws upheld by a society are a re-
flection of it as a whole, then we all
share responsibility for such acts.
For those who brush off claims
of responsibility because such peo-
ple deserve to die, let me say this:
No one not even those responsi-
ble for the most horrific things you
can imagine deserves to die.
From a different angle: There is
no act a person can commit that is
terrible enough to merit their life
being ended by an ethical society.
Essentially, this has less to do
with the nature of their actions and
more so with the blood left on all
our hands from allowing such a re-
sponse to them.
Anyone who cites the "hu-
mane" way in which these people
are "put down" is naive to the fact
that softening and ritualizing kill-
ing with euphemisms and the legal
system is entirely sadistic.
My line of reasoning is explicitly
not an appeal to any metaphysical
moral code, but rather an assess-
ment of consequences, which sug-
gest we shouldn't hold our heads
so high when we speak of capital
punishment. But if we can live with
that, as we have, we do so at the ex-
pense of our ethical integrity.
Ryan Spencer is a psychology
senior.


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WALK & BIKE TO UF
1 BR/1 BA $425
* 2BR $450-$600 W/D incl
Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-21-09-71-2

The Grove Villas
Rental Community
Ask about our Move-in Specials
Gated Community
6400 SW 20th Ave
888-373-0849
4-21-09-71-2

1BR/1BA apt, $499/mo. 3320 SW 23rd St.
Each unit has a private gated court yard. On
bus route close to Shands, VA & College of
Vet Med. Pets <50lbs arranged. 352-377-
2150 or paloverde3320@yahoo.com 1-29-
10-60-2

PET'S PARADISE
$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 1-8-09-
43-2

Working at Shands or VA- nice 2/1 @ Summit
House across the street. $700/mo + $200
dep. Call 352-8430-0220 to see. 1-29-47-2

WWW.BIKETOUF.COM
1 BR from $575
2 BR from $625
3 BR from $745
Tanning*Fitness*Tennis*Pool
Washer/Dryer*Pets Welcome!
Call us for a tour! 377-7401
4-21-09-71-2

* 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE
7209 SW 45th PI. $600/mo
No pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 1-20-10-
28-2

FIRST MONTH FREE MILLRUN CONDO
Close to UF, cute & clean 2BD/2BA
1000sq ft, storage/laundry room with W/D
hk-ups, pool. Pets considered. Rent $695/
mo Phone (352) 359-8311 1-29-09-35-2

Custom 2BR/1BA in pvt 4 Unit complex. Tiled
fir in Liv rm, Carpet in BRs w/ceiling fans. All
new BA. New Kit w/stainless apple, W/D, Cent
H/A, i-net/cable avail. Mgr pays water, pest
control, lawn main, security lites. Near bus rte.
Sorry no pets $635/mo Call 727-423-9463
Also avail: Fully furn 2BR/1BA $735/mo.
1-19-09-23-2

WALK/BIKE TO UF/SHANDS! Campus Edge
1BR/1 bath, washer/dryer, stove,dishwasher,
pool,gym,no pets,$550/m,2360 SW Archer
Rd.561-313-1549 Owner agent 1-11-09-
15-2

BLOCKS TO UF
Available August 2010. Now showing
multiple houses. 2BR/2BA, 3BR/2BA,
4BR/3BA, 5BR/3BA. www.dalyproperties.
com or call Carol 359-3341 2-26-10-43-2

Move-In Now & Walk to UF
2BR $300/br 1BR $599 Studio $720
Dorm style $509 Roommate Matching Avail
www.ForRentNearUF.com 352-376-6223
4-21-71-2

100+ apts: Live by UF
Affordable & Luxury 4BR $479/br
3BR $550/br 2BR $420/br 1 BR $689
Studios $605 Virtual Tours Avail Fall
352-376-6223 www.LiveNearCampus.com
4-21-71-2

2BR/2BA, kitchen, living room, loft, laun-
dry, patio, large 6 ft fenced backyard, small
pet allowed; excellent, clean; minutes to all
shops & UF. $800/mo. Call Hal at 653-281-
7414 or 800-248-7788 1-13-10-10-2

HOUSE avail Dec 15th. 3BR/2BA, 1.5 miles
to UF, near the Landings Apts. On UF bus
rte. Bike to UF. Fenced backyard, fireplace,
cent H/AC. 3627 SW 15th St. $850/mo. Call
327-2931 or 376-6183 1-13-10-12-2

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office. 2BR $560;
1BR $520. Call for daily specials. 352-335-
0420 1-29-10-20-2

SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St. near post office. 1BR $560;
2BR $635 Call for daily specials 352-335-
0420 1-29-10-20-2


Luxury Student Condos Close To Campus
Includes internet and utilities
From $385 per month each.
Please call us for the details.
Bristol Park Realty (352) 367-2669
1-29-09-20-2


Luxury student condos close to cali
Includes interest & tuilities
From $385 per month each.
Please call us for the details.
Bristol park Realty 352-367-2669
20-2


2BR/1 BA w/ small study near Shands. Large
screened room w/ W/D hook-ups. Available
now. $650/mo. Sec dep $650. Pets ok 3300
SW 23rd St. Apt #1. Call 352-371-3473 leave
message. 1-15-10-10-2-

Townhouse 2BR/1.5BA, WD hook-up. New
kitchen w/ private courtyard. $700/mo, Sec
dep $700. Pets ok. 4007 B SW 26th Terr.
Call 352-371-3473 leave message 1-15-
10-10-2

2/2.5 Beacon Hill Condo. 1400sgft built
in 2006. 1.5mi to Shands/UF. Jet tub in
Master bath with dual sinks. Balcony in 2nd
bedroom, pets ok. $800/mo. 352-256-0639
or gqgator07@yahoo.com
1-11-10-6-2

Historic Pettit House in dntwn Waldo. 1 bdrm
apt $575.00 (1st, last & security), front & back
porches, fenced yard. convenient to G'vlle &
Starke. Coffee cafe next door. Great for grad
student. 378-2141 Iv. msg. 1-11-10-5-2

SWEET 2/1 POOL HOUSE
Prime location, 708 NW 10th Ave. incl all
Utils, W/D, beamed ceiling, swimming pool.
Avail 1st Jan. $440 + sec. Call Karl 332-5030
1-8-10-4-2

$400/mo Room to rent Rockwood
Villa Condo, pvt bath, on bus
route, wd, cent h/a, cble/intrnt
some utilities, non-smoking,
female only 904.874.6877 1-20-10-10-2

$99 Move-IN Special
$500-$700 2 bed/1 bath
Walking distance to UF and downtown
(352)226-3535 or (352)505-9264 2-17-10-
30-2

Holiday Special/ Valentine's Day
NO MOVE-IN COSTS Free Rent
(Don't Pay Anything til 12/14/10)
Please Hurry.... Only A Few Units Avail!
(Se Habla Espariol)/ 352 240-9009
2-12-09-27-2

Rocky Point Apts 3100 sw 35th pl- 376-1619
Country Garden 2001 sw 16th st- 373-4500
Regency Oaks 3230 sw Archer rd 378-5766
Southwest Villas 3643 sw 20 ave 336-9000
Archer Woods 3020 sw Archer rd- 373-8727
2-12-09-27-2

UPPER WESTSIDE &
NANTUCKET WALK
1 & 2 bdrm. Luxury Apartments
Granite counters. Parking avail.
Walk to campus & the stadium
For info. call 352-872-4644
4-21-10-73-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 1-12-
10-5-2

Cute & Clean! Vintage 1-BR with wood floors
& great front porch in quiet NW area. Walk to
Ward's, Publix & buslines, bike to downtown
& UF. Avail. NOW! $575/mo. 352-338-7670
or email shepley@cozygator.com 1-12-10-
5-2

Rmmate wanted NOW to share very nice
3BR/3BA condo. Very close to UF & Santa
Fe. Fully furnished. Prv't BR/BA. Pool &
porch. No pets please. $550/month ALL
UTILITIES INC!! Call Talia (305)304-1703.
1-13-10-5-2

SMALL CABIN 2/1, 20 ACRES
Watermelon Pond views. 27802 SW 120th
Lane, Newberry. Horse pens, dog door.
Needs work. $575/mo. $750 move-in 330-
329-8834 1-13-5-2


Baxter Cottage
2 blks to UF campus, 1013 SW 4 Ave
2BR/1BA, Bright, clean, completely remod-
eled, Cent AC/Ht,wood firs, DW, W/D, NS,
NPets. $650+util. ATucker458@aol.com
1-29-10-16-2


mus. LARGE 1BR HOUSE
Urban loft design fully remodeled. Very
nice. Backyard, trees, downtown, big city
cracker. 316-6667. $670/mo. Available now
1-29-10- 1-21-10-10-2


Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $495. Many
floor plans, some with enclosed patios or bal-
conies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW,
W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus
route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700
3-31-54-2

1BR home on a hill, 14' x 24' living room with
view, dining area seats 6, huge patio, private
entrance, carport, near UF, NW 8th Ave. All
utilities paid. $850. 352-395-6250 or 332-
1429 1-29-10-16-2

Luxury 2BR/2BA condo in
prestigious Charleston PI.
Quiet NW nghbrhd, uf bus rte.
$800 p.m. D/W W/D Pool
avail mid jan Call 443-949-9815
1-13-10-5-2

*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D
in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate. 239-250-
6149, dyeung888@embarqmail.com
1-29-10-15-2


1/1. Completely Renovated. 680 sq ft. Tile &
Laminate floors. Unfurnished (or Furnished)
5 minute walk to Shands & UF. $550/month.
!!Great Deal!! Call 786-390-2939 1-15-6-2

***THE OASIS APTS ***
Large 1 & 2BD apts, w/ huge private patio.
Park at your door in small quiet complex
in SW Gainesville on bus rt. Call 377-3149
1-29-15-2


FIRST MONTH FREE
1/1 in a 4/4 in Gainesville Place $399/mo all
inclusive best deal in town!
AVAILABLE ASAP
(727)804-4765 or smithse@ufl.edu 1-8-5-
3

Male sublease in Biven's Cove available any-
time January thru July. Only $323 a month
plus utilities, W/D, direct bus route to campus
contact Trevor at 239.682.6351 1-11-5-3

<<>>
3br/3ba @ The Enclave apt. Two great male
roommates, full kitchen, w/d, patio, fully fur-
nished! $375/mo lease ends @ end of July.
Contact BL @ 954-701-0487 1-13-6-3

1 Private Bdrm, Private Bath at Countryside
Apts. $330 a month through Summer C!
Great Deal! Great BusRoute! TV included!
2 male roommates. Willing to negotiate/ac-
cept offers. Call 352-328-4954 if interested.
1-14-10-5-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-21-71-4

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1BR INDIVIDUAL LEASES IN FURNISHED
4BR CONDOS. 2 blocks to UF. $299/mo incl
elec, cable tv, internet, pool, laundry facility.
914 SW 8th Ave. 378-4626 4-21-09-71-4


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1BR/1BA or 2BR/2BA avail Jan 1st.
for responsible mature individual. $400-$800/
mo OBO + utils. Brandywine on Archer Rd.
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 1-11 -
10-37-4

Female roommate needed, 4/2.5 townhouse,
1-75 and Newberry, all included, gated, $400
baezwpa@bellsouth.net 954-557-4769
1-19-09-30-4

Grad student seeking two female roommates
(NS/ND) to share a new 4/2 house in a quiet
neighborhood 3 mi. W of 1-75. With cable,
internet & security alarm. 475/mo., util. incl.
Please call 352-331-8794. Rooms are avail-
able immediately. 1-12-12-4

Beautifully renovated, furnished
condo,1 mile from UF, $399/MO
includes cable, internet, utilities,
pool + fitness room and on bus route,
Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871
1-20-10-17-4

2BRs in 4/2 house $375 ea. (or $700 both)
+ share util/cable/DSL + dep. Craigslist
ad: http://gainesville.craigslist.org/
roo/1495891104.html. 352 376-9200 1-8-
10-5-4

1-2 Roommates needed for 4br/4ba $385
Fully Furn Condo. ALL UTIL Incl., Pvt. bath
walk-in closet, w/d, pool. Short ride to UF on
2 bus routes. STUDENTS ONLY, non-smok-
ing 954-593-3063 1-8-10-5-4

HISTORIC HIBISCUS PARK!! 2 rooms avail/
share common area/beautiful kitchen/all ap-
pls/$500 mo. all inclusive. WALK TO LAW
SCHOOL AND SWAMP!! Grad student own-
er occupied...Call 561-222-9383 for more
info. 1-12-10-5-4

Looking for roommate to share 3BR/2BA
house with large yard. 2 rooms available,
common area and kitchen furnished.
Located off NW 14th Place. $400 plus
electric. 561-222-4111. Must like dogs.
1-12-10-5-4

1 ROOMMATE NEEDED ASAP For 4bd/3ba
House. Shared With 3 UF Dance Students.
$440 + 1/4 Utils. House Fully Furnished.
Private Bath! Car Garage. W&D Incl. Call
Jessi 813 244 1919 Ready To Move In!
1-29-10-17-4

2 rooms for rent in house by Duck Pond.
Common areas furnished. W/D, Dishwasher.
Available immediately. $425/mo incl utils &
basic phone. $100 deposit. Phone 904-797-
5487 night. 904-547-3482 day Mon Thurs
1-12-5-2

2 spots available 4/2 house. 1.5 mi from UF.
.5 from bus depot. Weight set, cable, net
$285 month + utilities. for more info, contact
Quin at 352-514-2105 Hurry! 1-13-5-4


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Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-21-71-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-21-71-
5

AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF.
Matt Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551
4-21-71-5


WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879
4-21-71-5


130 FEET RIVER FRONTAGE! 1.5 ACRES,
BUILDABLE LOTWITH LARGE SELECTION
OF HUGE TREES ON PEACEFUL SECTION
OF RIVER. GREAT INVESTMENT! ONLY
25K. (352)665-8067 1-13-09-20-5

Won't Last
3/2 Great Community
Owner Financing
$650.oo/mo
352.378.4411 1-15-10-8-5

Only 3 miles from the Ocean
3 and 2 beds avail/low down/low monthly
Call today! 352.378.4411 1-15-10-8-5

2 & 3 bdr's
>From $599.00/month
Owner Financing
Low down
352.378.4411 1-15-10-8-5


Move In Ready
3/2 Adorable
>From $99.00/mo
Westside/owner finance
352.378.4411 1-15-10-8-5


OWNER FINANCING
3 & 2 bedrooms avail
Great Locations
Call 352.378.4411
today! 1-15-10-8-5

Up to $8K tax credit
For 1st time home buyers
3 & 2 bdrs avail
WE FINANCE
Call today! 352.378.4411 1-15-10-8-5

FOR SALE 2006 Fleetwood 16 x 80
Mobilehome
Avaliable immediately- located in Arrendondo
Farms,7117 SW Archer Road Lot #2611. Call
386-208-3949for information. 1-12-10-5-5

NEW HOMES 3.2 MILES NORTH OF UF
US Dept of Energy, professionally energy
tested, est elec bill $80. 3 different plans,
starting at $208,900. Schackow Realty, de-
veloper 352-514-5060 or rlschack@aol.com
1-13-10-5-5

FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION 200+
FLORIDA HOMES! Auction: Jan 23 REDC I
View Full Listings www.Auction.com RE No.
CQ1031187 1-8-1-5

20 ACRE LAND FORECLOSURES Near
Growing El Paso, Texas. No Credit Checks/
Owner Financing. $0 Down, Take over $159/
mo. payment. Was $16,900, NOW $12,856.
(800)755-8953 www.texaslandforeclosures.
net 1-8-1-5

LAND OR DEVELOPMENTS WANTED. We
buy or market development lots. Mountain or
Waterfront Communities in NC, SC, AL, GA
and FL. Call (800)455-1981, Ext.1034 1-8-
1-5


BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand,
new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will
deliver. 4-21-09-71-6

BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-21-09-71-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 4-21-09-71-6


BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 4-21-09-71-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-21-71-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-21-09-71-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-21-09-71-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-21-
71-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-21-09-71-6

**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-21-71-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846. 4-21-71-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-21-71-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-21-09-
71-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $160. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-21-71-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box. New
in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031

SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-21-71-6


CASH PAID: Laptops & Cameras
Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops
Laptop Chargers. Joel 336-0075
www.pcrecycle.biz 4-21-09-71-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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***PARKING**0
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-21-09-71 -10


UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370
4-21-09-71-10


PARKING 60 SECONDS TO UF
Next to McDonalds NW 13th St.
Call for semester rates: 352-538-2454.
1-15-10-8-10


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Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-21-09-71-11


***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 4-21-09-
71-11


SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
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All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-21-09-71-11

GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
able. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest
turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we
know how to treat our customers! 376-6275
4-21-09-71-11


**SCOOTER RENTALS**
Rent for a day, week, month or semester.
Students can rent to own!
NS4L.com 352-336-1271 4-21-09-71-11

Discount Motorcycle Gear
www.turn2co.com. Up to 75% off original
MSRP. 904-294-8344 Turn 2 Gear 1-29-
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FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS *
ORunning or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-21-71-12

CARS CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-21-71-12

**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973
Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville
4-21-71-12

WE BUY JUNK CARS
Titles Only. Call K.T. (352) 281-9980
4-21-71-12

I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
Call Anytime 352-339-5158
1-29-09-75-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down
No credit check
Cash vehicles $1000 and up.
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12


SUN RISE AUTO SALES
No credit check
Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans
30 day warranty
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12


Autos


94 Chevy 1500 $999 cash STUDENTS GUARANTEED FINANCING!
92 Nissan Stanza $1499 cash Do you have a valid drivers license?
98 Pontiac Grand Am $1499 cash Do you have a part time job?
96 Kia Sephia $999 cash Ride today for $750 down!
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12 Call Angie @ 352-672-5048 1-19-10-12


96 Lincoln Mark 8 $999 cash
95 Pontiac Bonnville $999 cash
98 Chrysler Cirrus $999 cash
96 Chevy Cavalier $1499 cash
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92 Honda Accord $1499 cash
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00 Hyundai Elantra $2900
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01 Hyundai Sonata $2900
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National marketing firm looking for
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators down Tigers in double OT


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer
etorrens@algat rorrg

With the game forced into a
second overtime, Steffi Sorensen
was the least expected player on
the Gators to take a shot. Through
the game's first 45 minutes, So-
rensen had failed to score a single
point.
Then she hit a three-pointer.


Then hit another. And another.
The senior rattled off three-
straight shots from beyond the
arc, despite missing her first six
attempts of the game, to start the
second overtime in a 71-68 vic-
tory over Auburn on Thursday.
"I was getting some open looks
and I wasn't hitting them and it's
something I've been used to all
season," Sorensen said. "There's
two ways you can go about it:


Harrison uiamona / Auigaior siaTT
Center Azania Stewart lines up her free throw shot during the Gators'
71-68 win over Auburn in double overtime Thursday night. The soph-
omore led UF with 21 points and 11 rebounds.


stop shooting and play scared or
you can keep shooting, and that's
what I did."
The Gators (9-6, 2-0 Southeast-
ern Conference) seemingly had
the game won at halftime.
Using strong defense to hold
the Tigers to 18.5 percent field-
goal shooting (5 of 27) and forc-
ing 15 turnovers in the first half,
Florida stormed out to a 33-15
lead at halftime, allowing the
fewest points in a half since a
Dec. 28, 2006 game against Ala-
bama St.
"I was getting some open
looks and I wasn't hitting
them and it's something
I've been used to all
season. There's two ways
you can go about it: stop
shooting and play scared
or you can keep shooting,
and that's what I did."
Steffi Sorensen
UF senior guard


Auburn center KeKe Carrier
was held to two points in the
first half, while the Gators' of-
fense was led by Azania Stewart,
who finished with 11 points in
the opening period and finished
with a career-high 21 points to go
with 11 rebounds.
But the Tigers hardly let the
18-point first-half deficit faze
them, rallying behind Carrier
after intermission. The Tigers
went on an 11-2 run to start the
half, where Carrier scored every
point for them. She finished with
a game-high 24 points on 9-of-13
shooting.
The run brought the game
within single digits with 10:13 re-
maining in regulation for the first
time since UF led 18-9 early on.
It was a vastly different sec-
ond half for UF, which reverted
back to turning the ball over and
being dictated by its opponent.
It committed 11 turnovers in the
second period compared to just 6
in the first.
SEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 14


UF hits the road


for season opener

* MEET GIVES TEAM FIRST LOOK AT TALENTED
FRESHMEN.

By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer
etorrens@alligator org

The UF gymnastics team opens its season on the road at
Norman, Okla., for its first meet of the season against No. 9
Oklahoma tonight at 8. With weather forecasted to be in the
teens at the time of the meet, the team can be thankful it gets to
perform indoors.
That doesn't mean the Gators' reception will be any warm-


And with five freshmen who figure to make an immediate
impacts on event lineups, it may not take
the Sooners faithful long to single them
out


Gymnastics


Still, UF gymnastics coach Rhonda
Faehn is ready to start the season and see
if her freshmen will sink or swim, stick
the landing or stumble in their first college


meet.
"Most important thing, we have to get our feet wet, get that
first competition underway," she said.
Because the Gators are the away team, they won't have the
advantage of beginning on vault and ending with floor rou-
tines.
Instead, the order of events for UF will be uneven bars,
vault, floor exercise and balance beam, one more challenge for
the team's freshmen to adjust to.

SEE GYM, PAGE 14


Team looks to Parsons


to solve shooting woes


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator org

The Gators have spent plenty
of time working to get their three-
point shots falling again extra
shots in practice, individual shoot-
ing sessions, breaking down film.
But if recent history is any indi-
cator, Florida's schedule might be
handing it the best chance to break
out of its shooting slump.
UF (11-3) will open its South-
eastern Conference schedule Sat-
urday at noon against Vanderbilt
(11-3) in Memorial Gymnasium in
Nashville, Tenn., where the Gators


enjoyed a hot shooting day last
season.
The Gators blew out the Com-
modores 94-69 and shot 15 of 25
from three-
point range on
Jan. 25, 2009.
One game re-
moved from
missing a late
free throw
against South
Donovan Carolina that
turned a win
into a disappointing last-second
loss, Chandler Parsons made 7 of
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 14


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asking for a trial against Texas Tech in the next six weeks. This guy either did coordinator, according to the Palm should come by the Alligator's open house
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HOOPS, from page 13


8 threes, shot 10 of 11 on the game and fin-
ished with 27 points.
This year, Parsons will head to Vander-
bilt coming off his miracle 75-foot game-
winner against N.C. State. But he said
neither his previous performances nor the
team's recent cold snap from beyond the
arc will affect how he shoots Saturday.
"I'm going to shoot the ball. Even if I
went 0 for 7 the game before or 7 for 7, I'm
going to shoot with confidence," Parsons
said. "I've had some success in Vanderbilt's
gym before, but they're the same team basi-
cally they were last year, just a year older
and a year better."
A repeat of last year's performance
would certainly boost the Gators' confi-
dence from beyond the arc, where they are
shooting just 29 percent on the year.
UF coach Billy Donovan has repeatedly
stressed the importance of having his play-
ers keep shooting, and the mood around
the team's practice facility is that the outside
shots will have to start falling eventually.
"I'm a little surprised," Parsons said. "If
you come in here and watch practice, these
guys are making shots all day. But it's not
like it's not going to come around. They're
gonna continue to shoot the ball and take
good shots and not force anything. I have
confidence that our guys can start making
them."
The poor shooting has been a different


experience for Donovan, whose teams have
enjoyed tremendous success from the out-
side in the past. And while he isn't saying
his team will shoot as well as it has in previ-
ous years, he also doesn't believe the team's
3-for-24 performance against N.C. State is
an indication of its true potential.
"Time will tell," Donovan said. "We've
had some very, very, what I would call hor-
rific shooting games, where it's been 1 for
13 or 2 for 24, and we've had some games
where we shot the ball very well.
"Do I think that we'll
,1 shoot 3 for 23 the rest of
the year? No. Do I think
we'll shoot 12 for 24 for
Men's the rest of the year? No.
Basketball It'll probably fall some-
where in between."
Whether or not Flor-
ida finds its stroke from long range any-
time soon, the Gators will enter their SEC
schedule this year looking to avoid a third-
straight disappointing end to the season.
UF finished 8-8 in conference play in
2007-08 and 9-7 last year, and both seasons
ended with NIT appearances.
"We feel like we deserve it," point guard
Erving Walker said. "I know we lost to some
subpar teams, but we also beat some good
teams. We know the SEC is a tough round,
and we just want to take it one game at a
time, but I feel like we can do it this year.
"Just seeing the other teams out there, I
feel like we can compete with anybody."


Matt Tripp/ Alligator Statt
Last season at Vanderbilt, forward Chandler Parsons hit 7 of 8 three-point attempts en
route to a career-high 27 points. UF has struggled from beyond the arc this year.


Stewart leads UF with 21 points


W-HOOPS, from page 13

The Gators shot nearly a similar
percentage in both halves (35.3 per-
cent from the field in the first half and
36.4 in the second) but couldn't get to
the free-throw line in the second pe-
riod and scored 14 less points than be-
fore halftime.
By comparison, the Tigers made 15
trips to the charity stripe in the second
frame and Auburn outscored Florida
37-19 in the second half.
With 11 seconds left in regulation,
Sorensen missed the first shot of her
one-and-one, and after a timeout was
called by each team, Tigers guard Ni-
colle Thomas sped down the court and
drained a desperation three-pointer
with 3 seconds left to send the game


into overtime.
"I knew I had to step up because I
wasn't going to lose that game," said
Sorensen, who said she never hesi-
tated on her first three-point shot in
second overtime.
Stewart, on the verge of fouling out,
continued to battle it out with Carrier
in overtime and after Carrier missed
two free throws that would have made
it a two-possession game, Stewart an-
swered with two free throws that sent
it into the second overtime, where So-
rensen broke the game open on UF's
first three possessions.
"I can't say how big of a win it is,"
coach Amanda Butler said. "It was
huge. There were so many highs and
lows, but the main thing is we're 2-0
(in the SEC)."


Replacing Sinclair on bars a concern


GYM, from page 13


Florida's performance on bars will give
the team a quick look at how much Melanie
Sinclair will be missed. Last year, Sinclair
posted a perfect 10 on bars against Ken-
tucky, and her removal from the team due to
legal issues could impact the team's scoring
potential for the event.
"Bars, I'm not gonna lie she would get
a 10 a couple of times and it was almost a
guaranteed 9.9," Faehn said about Sinclair.
"Our athletes know they just have to work
a little harder to gain maybe a quarter-extra
tenth for each athlete."
Freshmen, like Ashan6e Dickerson, will
be looked upon early to fill the gaps left by
last year's losses on every event not just
bars and could be all-around competitors.
Vault, the team's weakest event last year
due to lack of depth, should be better this
year.
If there's one event where the Gators ex-
pect to pull away from Oklahoma, it's the
floor.
"I think this floor team rivals the floor
team we had in 2007, which we felt we could


almost field two floor teams," Faehn said.
Amy Ferguson, who last year was a sta-
ple of the floor lineup, has changed her rou-
tine to include more complex skills at a faster
pace to complement returning gymnasts
Maranda Smith and Courtney Gladys.

on each event," Ferguson
said. "Floor, I definitely
think, is going to be a
strong event. We'll defi-
nitely go out with a bang
on floor this year."
The last event, the bal-
ance beam, gave the team
Faehn trouble early last season.
This year provides a dif-
ferent challenge: 10 to 11 gymnasts who
could earn a spot are battling for six open-
ings. That would mean taking off gymnasts
who were doing double- and triple-time last
season, filling in on events for other injured
gymnasts.
"We do have more depth this year, and
that makes everyone feel a little bit more
comfortable," senior Amanda Castillo said.
"Ultimately, that will help us perform bet-
ter- we we'll have a bit more confidence."






FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 15


JUMPBALL

Spring at UF offers plenty of sports viewing options besides hoops


Editor's Tow that you're free from football
Note:This season's choke hold, it's time to
is part of take some advice from Wu Tang
a series of Financial and diversify your bonds.
Your sports bonds that is.
Friday debate There's plenty of great smaller sports
columns be- to choose from during the spring semes-
tween two of ter, but if you can check out just one,
the Alligator's make it softball.
sports co/- The games are quick usually no
more than two hours, Florida is one of
umnists. Let the best teams in the country coming off
us know your of back-to-back Women's College World
pick for best Series, and Katie Seashole Pressly Stadi-
spring sport um is a nice facility and a great place to
by logging hang out with a few friends and maybe
even catch a few free T-shirts.
onto alligator- Slap hitting is the one part of the game
Sports.org and I will probably never fully come around
casting your on, but luckily UF coach Tim Walton's
vote. lineup is full of girls who dig their back
foot into the dirt and blast home runs.
Francesca Enea, who is already Flor-
ida's career home runs leader, Kelsey
Bruder and Megan Bush combined for
50 homers last season.
Preston Tucker led the baseball team
with 15 bombs a year ago, so not even
three Preston Tuckers would outdo that
trio.
Second baseman Aja Paculba has one


of the best swings
I've ever seen and
brings a lot of ex-
citement to the
leadoff spot as she
can steal a base,
Kyle Maistri hit an opposite-
field double or
Kyle Points yank a homer at
kmaistri@alligator org any time.
And if you ap-
preciate good pitching, Stephanie Brom-
bacher is taking over for Stacey Nelson
this season in the circle. The junior is a
perfect 42-0 with a no-hitter to her credit
through her first two seasons.
No matter what you would like to
see in a game, watching softball is often
like taking all the best parts of a 210-min-
ute baseball game and squeezing it into
a 90-minute timeframe.
All the spring sports are a great
change of pace, but softball is without a
doubt my favorite.
Truth be told, you should probably
take not only my advice and go to a soft-
ball game, but take Bob's advice, too,
and go to a gymnastics meet, especially
if Georgia is in town.
After all, we're trying to diversify.
Remember?


Cas


Case for Softball during the

last three years: Record: 15


Record: 50-22 (2007), 70-5 (2008), 63-5 (2009) Conferenc

Conference performance: Two SEC titles (2008 & 2009) NCAA perf

i t NCAA performance: Three NCAA Tourney appearances Best finish:

Best finish: NCAA runner-up (2009) Best athlete

Best athlete over the last three years: LHP Stacey Nelson Best athlete

Best athlete in 2010: OF Francesco Enea


Just because football season is over,
doesn't mean your Gators clothes
have to stay in your closet until next
ugust.
There are still plenty of options for
you to cheer on your beloved Florida,
and it doesn't stop at men's basketball.
Most of the sports teams at UF are
among the nation's best.
For me there is a clear-cut choice for
which is the best to attend, and that's
gymnastics.
Sure the softball team is great and
will likely be playing for a national
championship again at the end of the
season. The baseball team keeps getting
better and has a top-10 team this year,
and for the ladies, there is not much
better than a baseball player. Lacrosse
is interesting because it's new and ex-
citing. The other sports are just niche
sports, and not many can stay inter-
ested in them.
The big problem with baseball and
softball is they take way more dedica-
tion and time than anyone should be
willing to spend on a small sport.
Baseball and softball have three
games almost every weekend and more
during the week. Also, it's outside so
you're going to have to deal with the


e for Gymnastics during

the last three years:


-0-1 (2007), 8-2 (2008), 6-4 (2009)

performance: One SEC title(2007)

ormance: Three Super Six appearances

3rd place (2007)

e over the last three years: Melanie Sinclair

e in 2010: Amanda Castillo


Bobby Callovi
Bobby's World
bcallovi@alligator org


weather, and
night games
early in the sea-
son at McKethan
Stadium are no
fun. Trust me, I
made the mis-
take of not wear-
ing a sweatshirt
to one and was
out for the next


few games sick.
Lacrosse might be new, but the team
probably won't be very good in its first
season. And who wants to watch a los-
ing team?
Gymnastics is in the O'Connell Cen-
ter, so you never have to worry about
the weather, and the meets are almost
always Friday nights. Don't worry,
they are over by 9 p.m., so you can still
go out.
The team is always one of the best in
the nation, and this year is no different.
For the guys who say gymnastics
is just for girls, they clearly have never
been to a meet.
So instead of letting your Gators
outfits collect dust, brush them off on
Friday nights and head to the gymnas-
tics meet.


Other sports with a case:


Baseball: Two NCAA Tournament
appearances

Swimming & Diving: Top- 10 finishes
at NCAA Championships all three years

Track & Field: Top- 10 finish for both
teams in 2009

Lacrosse: 2009 No. 1 recruiting class;
inaugural season


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