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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010


AROUND GAINESVILLE


Against Me!



plays Haiti



benefit show
By TYLER JETT
Alligator Writer

About 200 fist-pumping, head-banging punk rock fans
gathered at The Atlantic Sunday night to listen to loud mu-
sic and raise about $3,000 for Haiti.
The 4 1/2-hour Haiti Benefit Concert was headlined by
Against Me!, a Gainesville-founded band that has released
four studio albums.
Along with Against Me!, Grabass Charlestons, Averki-
ou, Whiskey & Company and Holopaw performed.
Fans paid $10 to come to the concert.
But in the spirit of the cause, many donated more.
Grabass Charlestons' drummer and singer Will Thomas
organized the event.
"I was in a unique position to quickly and easily throw
a fun and visible show," Thomas said. "...We're all touched
by the story of Haiti."
Thomas partnered with the American Red Cross, and
all of the proceeds from the concert were donated to the
organization.
SEE CONCERT, PAGE 9


Black history events start


By NATASHA BETTY
Alligator Contributing Writer

"A Love Story," the theme for this year's
Black History Month, is not a reference to a
Taylor Swift song or Valentine's Day.
"The tale of our love story is not of hearts
and roses but of accomplishments, failures
and opportunities," said Kamali Burke, UF
executive director of Black History Month.
"It is our plight to share the love story as a
testament to those who have blazed the trails
before us."
Cammy Justice, one of the program's
planners, suggested the theme after taking
a class that defined love as full of hurt, pain,
happiness, accomplishment, selflessness and
struggle.


Burke said this year's program includes
a poetry night, bingo tournament, comedy
show, step show and a concert by John Leg-
end. The program will also support
three philanthropies and contribute
So Gators United for Haiti.
Most events are free and
open to the public, Burke said.
Shannon McNeal, Black
Student Union presi-
dent, said she is look-
la i. ing forward to the 21st
Black History annual Florida Invita-
Month tional Step Show.
"Much like Gator
Football games, to me, Black History Month
is a tradition with memories I will never for-
get," McNeal said.


Movie features UF doc


* THE MOVIE STARS HARRISON
FORD AND BRENDAN FRASER.

By ANDREW WYZAN
Alligator Contributing Writer
He's walked the red carpet and so-
cialized with movie stars, but he's also
saved lives.
Dr. Barry Byrne is a pediatric cardi-
ologist and director of the Powell Gene
Therapy Center at the UF College of
Medicine.
He is spending time in the spotlight
while his research on Pompe disease, a
rare genetic disorder resulting in infant
mortality, is showcased in the new mov-
ie "Extraordinary Measures."
Byrne said the movie, which de-
scribes a father's efforts to find a cure for
his children with Pompe disease, has a
simple message.


Byrne said he met with producers
of the film as well as its stars, Harrison
Ford and Brendan Fraser.
As shown in the movie, the disorder
causes paralysis and can force patients
to breathe with a respirator. The pa-
tient's heart eventu-
ally shuts down.
Byrne participat-
ed in the clinical trial
that led to the ap-
proval of Myozyme,
the first form of en-
zyme replacement
therapy for Pompe
Byrne disease and the treat-
ment featured in the movie.
Byrne is also working on clinical tri-
als for gene therapy of Pompe disease.
Byrne said gene therapy is the treat-
ment that he and his team have the best
hope for, and they are gearing up for
human trials of the treatment.


* Tennessee guard
Scotty Hopson hit
the game-winning
shot with 21
seconds remaining
in the Volunteers'
61-60 win over the
Gators on Sunday,
ending UF's four-
game win streak.
See Story, Page 18.


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suited up as Sir Orin
Dayne, races toward
his opponent, Sir
William Dudley, in
a joust tournament
Saturday afternoon
at the Hoggetowne
Medieval Faire.
Dayne went on to
win the contest.
Hoggetowne
Medieval Faire
organizers expect
about 50,000
people to visit during
the two weekends
the event will run.
The fair will continue
Feb. 5-7.
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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Ayn Rand Birthday Tribute
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.
Plaza of the Americas
UF's libertarians will be serving
cake on the Plaza of the Americas
Tuesday in honor of Ayn Rand,
author of "Atlas Shrugged". Come
join Students for the Preservation
of Freedom in conversation about
Rand, an amazing woman and a
defender of individualism.

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ON-CAMPUS
Construction causes delays
Students can expect 10- to
15-minute traffic delays due to
construction starting today at the
intersection of Southwest 23rd
Street and 35th Place.
Regional Transit System bus
routes 9, 35, 36 and Later Gator
B can expect delays, rerouting
and temporary closures while
a roundabout is constructed.
Students riding bus routes 9,
35 and 36 during the weekdays
should be prepared to take an ear-
lier bus route.
"We are going to continue
to provide our service with the
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RTS is temporarily clos-
ing five bus stops serving
Route 403 and Later Gator B.
According to a press release
from RTS, westbound stops on
Southwest 35th Place between
23rd Terrace and 27th Street and
southbound stops on Southwest
27th Street between 35th Place
and 38th Place will be closed.
The roundabout construction
is projected to take about four
to five months and should
be completed by July, ac-
cording to Gina Hawkins
of the City of Gainesville
Public Works Department.
The project, which will cost
about $400,000, will consist
of the roundabout and about
1,600 feet of sidewalk along
Southwest 35th Place.
LAUREN BUFFINGTON

Garage gets 'green' award
UF's Southwest Parking Ga-
rage Complex has been certified
as one of the greenest facilities in
the nation.
The 313,000-square-foot com-
plex, which was completed in
August 2009 and cost $20 mil-
lion, is the first parking garage
in the nation to be given LEED
(Leadership in Energy and En-
vironmental Design) Gold certi-
fication.


Scott Fox, director of UF
Transportation and Parking Ser-
vices, credits the success of the
project to the team's dedication.
The building contains carpool
parking and electric car charging
stations and was built with recy-
cled asphalt, low-emitting prod-
ucts and reflective roof material.
According to the Sustainable
UF Web site, the university adopt-
ed LEED standards in 2001 for its
new construction and renovation
projects. As of today, the campus
has one Platinum-certified build-
ing, four Gold-certified buildings,
two Silver-certified buildings and
10 standard-certified buildings.
Fox said the facility missed
Platinum certification, the high-
est rating, by a point or two, but
things are being tweaked, and UF
is submitting the facility for a reas-
sessment. If certified, it will be the
first Platinum-certified parking
garage in the U.S.
MELINDA CARSTENSEN


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ON CAMPUS

Students get kick out of fundraiser


By LYN KRAMER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Project Makeover, a UF organiza-
tion that seeks to improve the educa-
tional environment for low-income
students, kicked its fundraising efforts
into gear Sunday with a kickball tour-
nament on Flavet Field.
About 100 UF students participated
in the tournament, which raised about
$630, said Julianne Scherker, Project
Makeover's executive director.
The money will go toward Project
Makeover's beautification project at a
local elementary school.
Kickball teams included the Ad So-


city, the Florida Cicerones, sororities,
fraternities, the Freshmen Leadership
Council and other UF organizations.
"It's so critical for all stu-
dents to have an equal
education."
Julianne Scherker
Project Makeover Executive Director

The Ad Society took first place.
The kickball tournament is just one
part of the group's fundraising efforts.
Scherker said the group has also
tabled at Super Wal-Mart and held
fundraisers at local restaurants.


Project Makeover hopes to raise
more than $5,000, which includes
monetary donations as well as land-
scaping equipment and paint dona-
tions, Scherker said.
Scherker said the beautification
project will run from Feb. 26 through
Feb. 28.
Project Makeover volunteers will
paint educational murals, decorate
sidewalks, plant trees and flowers,
make a butterfly garden and renovate
a baseball diamond, Scherker said.
Last year, Project Makeover raised
more than $3,000 for its project at Wil-
liams Elementary. More than 800 stu-
dents volunteered.


Lawyer offers free help to Haitians


* THE UF GRADUATE IS HELPING HAITIANS GET
TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS.

By GWEN RAHN
Alligator Contributing Writer

A local immigration lawyer is offering more than his
support after the earthquake devastation in Haiti.
Evan George, a UF graduate, is offering pro bono ser-
vices and legal assistance for Haitians eligible for Tempo-
rary Protected Status, a short-term visa for immigrants from
other countries residing in the United States only offered to
certain countries in severe times of trouble, such as ongoing
warfare or a severe natural disaster.
On Jan. 15, United States Citizenship and Immigration
Services designated Haiti as an eligible country for Tempo-
rary Protected Status.


This is the first time the service has offered protected sta-
tus to Haitian immigrants in the United States.
"This is a good way for me to give back to my commu-
nity after all the years I spent here in school," George said.
"I am in a good position and have knowl-
edge of the law, and it is a time we des-
perately need it."
George will continue to offer his
free services to Haitian immigrants in
Gainesville until situations begin to im-
prove in Haiti.
"I just want to help in whatever way I
George can," George said. "Even though I do not
have any personal ties to Haiti, this earth-
quake disaster has hit home for all of us."
To contact George about his services, call the Law Office
of Evan D. George at 352-378-5603 or e-mail George at edg-
law@gmail.com.


Health fair offers


'new' remedies
By MINCH MINCHIN
Alligator Contributing Writer

The mythical cities of Shangri-La and Shambhala
merged with the Mayo Clinic Saturday afternoon at
the United Church of Gainesville.
About 30 representatives from health and New
Age-related organizations displayed pamphlet-cov-
ered booths and tables inside the church's atrium.
They used the materials to promote their businesses
at the Gainesville Holistic Health Fair, which is held
every year.
Hundreds of locals braved the rain to learn about
dozens of holistic well-being issues,
Local such as geological healing, positive
News thinking and water birthing.
Vendors talked to visitors about the
histories and scientific validations of their goods and
services.
"There are different approaches for becoming
whole," said 49-year-old Jeanne Dickman-Vuille,
who was visiting from Switzerland. "These are ways
to enhance your life."
And for those less eager than Dickman-Vuille, ho-
listic health practitioners had to find more persuasive
methods, such as free therapy sessions, to entice po-
tential clients.
"The needles are small," said Leona Harter of the
Academy for Five Element Acupuncture. "And we
bribe you with chocolate cookies."


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4, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010


ON CAMPUS

Students smash 'taboo' bricks
By MEREDITH RUTLAND
Alligator Contributing Writer

When the dust settled, students started to
smash.
They approached the fallen wall on the Plaza of
the Americas and began to throw cinder blocks with
phrases like "Treehugger" and "Homos are Sin-
ners."
The Writing on the Wall project ended Friday
when project staff members, watched by a group
of about 100 students and faculty, pulled the wall
down with ropes.
The project is an annual event in which students
paint offensive or taboo words on cinder blocks.
Project staff build a wall with the blocks, and the
wall is torn down to symbolize the breaking down
of barriers between people.
The a cappella group No Southern Accent per-
formed Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World."
Padma Chamarthy, the director of the project,
said it was introduced to UF eight years ago from
the University of Utah.
Last year, Chamarthy found a brick she didn't
understand. It read, "I'll pay."
Chamarthy said she later discovered the author's
brother had offered to pay for his sister's abortion.
"It just made me sad for her," Chamarthy said.
Jamie Sipp, a criminology senior, said he's felt
the pain of being called several of the names painted
on the wall.
"Seeing it torn down makes you feel pretty
good," Sipp said. "It makes you feel like you're not
alone."
Gerri Sterne, a project staff member and graphic
design sophomore, said she hopes the project stimu-
lates conversation between people.
Laurie Michaelson / Alligator Sterne said the project is meant to make a long-
Sean O'Brien, 26, smashes a "prick" brick at the Writing term difference, and she doesn't expect the project
on the Wall demolition Friday afternoon, to have an immediate effect on students.



Laptop fundraiser 'Souper Fun'


* THE COMPETITION RAISED
ABOUT $15,000.

By CINDY TAVERAS
Alligator Contributing Writer

Soup was served with a side of
hospitality in the St. Francis Catholic
High School gymnasium Sunday.
Thirty Gainesville restaurants
competed for eight titles at the third
annual Souper Fun Sunday, a soup-
tasting competition held to raise
money so the school can provide in-
coming freshmen with laptops.
Sherry Houston, the department
director of the event, said the com-
petition raised about $15,000. The
entry price for children was $7.50,
and the price for adults was $15.


About 700 people sampled chow-
ders and bisques, which were all
made from scratch.
The creations varied from shrimp
bisque and pasta fagioli to cheese-
burger chowder and pumpkin
soup.
Radio personality Storm Roberts,
TV anchor Paige Beck, Sen. Steve
Oelrich, HOME
Around publisher Scott
Gainesville Costello and lo-
cal activist Nancy
Perry judged the competition.
The Judge's Choice award was
tied between The Flying Biscuit Caf6
for its chicken corn chowder and the
Great Outdoors Restaurant.
The People's Choice award went
to Embers Prime Steaks Wood Grill
for its crab bisque.
June Allen, one of Embers' own-


ers, hopes the award will spark busi-
ness for the 6-month-old restaurant.
Storm Roberts, radio personality
for KTK 98.5, favored the Great Out-
doors' New England clam chowder.
"The first thing that hits you is
the aroma," Roberts said about the
soup. "You always taste with your
nose first then with your eyes."
Barbara Grimes, who attended
the competition with her daughter,
who teaches at the school, said she
enjoyed every soup.
"Even the ones that I don't like,
I liked," she said. "There's not one
that was bad."
Grimes drove about 70 miles
from Jacksonville to taste the differ-
ent soups.
"Soup's such a great comfort
food," she said. "Who doesn't like
soup?"


Equality director


holds open forum

By CJ PRUNER
Alligator Writer

Speaking before a crowd of about 15 people at the
Pride Community Center of North Central Florida,
Gainesville Equal Opportunity Director Cecil Howard
made a promise.
"What I'd like to do is bring together a sense of com-
munity," he said. "We won't be deemed the roach mo-
tel, where a case comes in but doesn't come out."
Since assuming his new role in late October, How-
ard has worked with numerous organizations to ensure
equality for all Gainesville residents.

"Discrimination based on any factor is
wrong and robs Gainesville of its intellect
and talent. When the city discriminates,
it's a loser."
Craig Lowe
Gainesville City Commissioner

Speaking for about an hour, Howard discussed some
of the programs his office is pursuing.
He promised the crowd that acts of intolerance with-
in Gainesville will not be tolerated.
"If someone goes over to an apartment and is told,
'We don't want your kind,' my office needs to know
about it," he said.
Howard said there's much more work to be done,
primarily in racial and gender equality.
Terry Fleming, the co-president of the Pride Com-
munity Center of North Central Florida, agreed with
Howard's notion, pointing out how his office still gets
complaints from those who feel they have been discrim-
inated against.
Although he emphasized the need to educate peo-
ple on their rights and protections, Fleming expressed
much excitement at how much Howard's office has
been reaching out to the community.
Howard also hopes to establish communication with
the Dove World Outreach Center, which has raised con-
troversy with its statements regarding Islam and the
gay community.
Since taking office, Howard has earned the respect
of many of his constituents and colleagues, including
Gainesville City Commissioner Craig Lowe, who at-
tended Sunday.
Lowe praised Howard's work, noting his proactive
approach and his participation in community outreach.
For Lowe, who has championed equal opportunity
initiatives and is gay, the fight to ensure equal rights is
personal.
"Discrimination based on any factor is wrong and
robs Gainesville of its intellect and talent," he said.
"When the city discriminates, it's a loser."


Gainesville residents peruse art on monthly walk downtown


Artists ranged from diploma framers to cellists


By MINCH MINCHIN
Alligator Contributing Writer


Panhandlers, Main Street construction
and an economic recession have not been
kind to artists in downtown Gainesville.
But that did not stop 10 downtown art
establishments from participating in the
Gainesville Art Walk Friday night.
The Art Walk, held on the last Friday of
every month, gives local artists a chance to
promote and display their work.


The displays ranged from an artisan
who frames diplomas to a tattooed man
who played songs for passers-by on a cello
covered in purple feathers.
Artists and shop owners enticed visitors
to come into their stores with giveaways.
"I used to give out wine until I realized
that I was just attracting underage people
who were coming in here and taking it,"
said Troid Brett, owner of Floating Island
Gift Shop. "Now I just give cookies."
Wine or no wine, getting visitors to


participate in the Art Walk is becoming in-
creasingly difficult.
Sales are down about 50 percent since
the recession set in, Brett said.
Several artists, however, said they fore-
see brighter days ahead for the downtown
art scene.
The conclusion of the Main Street con-
struction is expected to increase both foot
and vehicle traffic, said Jeff Knee, a pro-
moter for the South Main Community Arts
Center.


The completion of the new downtown
dog park and the science museum should
also help revitalize the area, he said, as
should the expected county-wide crack-
downs on homelessness amd vagrant ac-
tivity.
For art-loving locals, the revitalization
cannot come soon enough.
"Art is important," said Nita Garland,
who lives three blocks from downtown
and frequently visits art shows and shops
around Main Street. "The Art Walk is
important. What Gainesville expresses
through the Art Walk is important."





MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 5


LOCAL NEWS

Ye olde faire draws 15,000


By STEFANIA FERRO
Alligator Contributing Writer

Shawn Bauldree is a preschool teacher, but
this weekend, she donned a purple gown and
fairy wings, her identity further concealed by the
swirled and glittery makeup around her eyes.
At the 24th annual Hoggetown Medieval
Faire, Bauldree, 46, goes by Tatiana, this year's
fairy queen.
An actress at the fair, she greeted about 15,000
damsels and knights who came to the festival this
weekend for an afternoon of jousting and fire-
juggling fun.
The festival, organized by the City of Gaines-
ville's Division of Cultural Affairs, featured ani-
mal rides, more than a dozen games and 150 arti-
san booths selling medieval clothing.
Linda Piper, the fair's coordinator, said in the
15 years she has organized the event, it gets big-
ger each year.
Besides the fair's returning entertainment, sev-
eral new acts were added, including Albannach,
a Scottish band, and Menag6 A Cirque, a group of
acrobatic performers.
Piper said she expects about 50,000 people to
visit the fair during the two weekends it runs.
Adam Richards, a UF computer engineering
junior who has gone to the fair for the past two


years, said he was looking forward to watching
this year's jousting match and acrobatic perform-
ers.
"I just really like the atmosphere, and it's not a
bad price for the experience," said Richards. "It's
really awesome to see everyone dressing up in all
the outfits."
"I just really like the atmosphere,
and it's not a bad price for the expe-
rience."
Adam Richards
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And some students like Loren Plunkett drove
three hours to attend the festival.
"It's just a really cool period," said Plunkett,
an art history major at the University of South
Florida. "I love the [medieval] movies, so it's re-
ally cool to see it walking all around you."
For the past three years, it has taken $250,000
to put on the fair, according to Piper.
The fair continues for one more weekend: Feb.
5 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from Feb. 6 to 7
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Alachua County Fair-
grounds, 2900 NE 39th Ave.
Admission is $14 for adults and $7 for children
5 to 17. Friday admission is half price.


UF crackdowns on


energy consumption


* UF HAD A $40 MILLION
ENERGY BILL.

By NICOLE LYNN GREINER
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF is trying to take a bite out of
last year's $40 million energy bill for
UF and Shands at UF.
A new campaign, "Chomp
Down on Energy," begins today and
encourages all UF departments to
take simple steps, such as turning off
electronics, to reduce energy usage.
All departments are asked to
choose a green team captain to help
spread the word.
Anna Prizzia, the director for the
Office of Sustainability, said the cam-
paign is separated into two phases.
The first phase aims to get involve


the entire campus in cutting down
energy use. Prizzia said turning off
copiers and fax machines when they
aren't in use could save the univer-
sity a significant amount of money.
Prizzia said the money saved
from the campaign will go back to
the university.
Students can take part in the
campaign by turning off lights and
electronics and even adjusting the
thermostat in class, she said.
Prizzia said phase two will in-
volve keeping computers and moni-
tors shut off when they are not in
use.
Samantha Evans, a health promo-
tion specialist in the Student Health
Care Center and a green team cap-
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Editorial

Janu-weary

Last month was a sore

spot for equality

January was a sad month for equality. Hatred and callous-
ness have shown themselves all over the world. In case
you've forgotten the examples of that, let the Editorial Board
give you a recap of the highlights of Dismal January.
Five men in Liverpool were cleared of gang-raping a wom-
an because she had chatted online with one of them and talked
about group sex. She never consented to sex with those men,
but apparently that didn't make a difference to the U.K. judge
who decided group-sex fantasy and gang-rape consent are the
same thing.
A Filipino woman was sentenced to 100 lashes for becoming
pregnant when she was raped in Saudi Arabia. Her rapist went
unpunished, but the woman miscarried due to harsh conditions
in prison, where she awaits her punishment.
Halliburton/KBR continues its attempt to silence a woman
who was raped, beaten and locked in a shipping container five
years ago while working in Iraq. Despite a court ruling allowing
the woman to sue despite the company's arbitration policy, KBR
is stopping at nothing to defame and humiliate her in hopes of
winning its case.
The Hawaii State House killed a civil union bill that would
have given nonmarried (including gay and lesbian) couples the
same rights as married couples. The House voted to stall the bill
indefinitely, meaning it won't see light again this session.
Massachusetts voters rejected the congressional bid of Mar-
tha Coakley, who led a state campaign against the federal De-
fense of Marriage Act, which aimed to destroy attempts at mar-
riage equality in the U.S.
U.S. Congressman Todd Tiahrt introduced a bill that would
take away states' rights to offer in-state tuition to illegal immi-
grants students whose parents brought them to the U.S. and
who worked their way through the education system and de-
serve to go to college.
Conservative talking head Pat Robertson who blamed
Hurricane Katrina and the Sept. 11 attacks on homosexuality,
liberalism and secularism suggested that the devastating
earthquake in Haiti was a result of a pact with "the devil." The
conservative Christian Broadcasting Network immediately is-
sued a statement in Robertson's defense.
The Transportation Safety Administration launched an in-
vestigation after it was found that supervisors at an Orlando
TSA office used a Jeopardy-style board with categories like
"pickle-smokers" and "creatures" to ridicule and humiliate les-
bian, gay and black employees.
What these incidents tell us is that the world is far from
peaceful. Despite the efforts of some people and groups to fight
hatred and injustice, people are nowhere near equal.
The point of this isn't to be a downer. We simply hope that
if people pay attention to the gross injustices that happen every
day, we can stop giving in to the bystander effect and take every
chance we get to prevent them and we can start by support-
ing President Obama's efforts to repeal the military's "Don't
Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
Obama announced in his State of the Union address that he
would focus this year on getting rid of the discriminatory prac-
tice. As he said in his speech, "It's the right thing to do."
Already, the president is facing Republican opposition.
House Minority Leader John Boehner who habitually does
all in his power to limit freedom and restrain progress said
today on "Meet the Press" that this isn't the right time to work
on defeating the policy. Well, we think it is the right time.
Do whatever you can to encourage the death of "Don't Ask,
Don't Tell." Tell your lawmakers that you won't sit back and
watch as Americans continue to have their rights denied.
Happy February, Alligator readers. Here's to hoping it'll be
better than January.


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here was a torrent of publicity surrounding Apple's
unveiling of its iPad last week. I watched a video of
Steve Jobs presenting it, and needless to say, I wasn't
impressed. Here's a quick rundown of what transpired:
So there's Steve, standing on a stage in front of a giant
screen, dressed to impress sporting mom-jeans with no belt,
looking like a hybrid of casual-Friday Barack Obama and
circa-'93 Jerry Seinfeld. He wears his most cloyingly excited
face as he vaguely describes the device before a digitally pro-
jected puff of smoke reveals its name iPad.
I had problems with the name from the get-go, figur-
ing Apple would run into some trouble using it, as "iPad"
sounds vaguely like an already-established product. Well,
my intuition was on the right track, although it wasn't Tam-
pax that came calling but Fujitsu, Siemens, Magtek and a
slew of other companies that all have products bearing the
name, with varying locales of trademark registry. (Bravo,
Jobs I suppose "iSlate" was too edgy.) Jobs whips out a
working iPad, and I can't help but think the thing looks like
a big, fat iPhone, as if they sent it to Wisconsin for a month to
gorge itself on cheese, beer and Packers fans' tears.
To start this high-flying product tour appropriately, Jobs
begins by showing the iPad's unique user-customized back-
grounds. Customizable wallpaper intro? It's like a car sales-
man pointing out, "Hey- this one's got a steering wheel!"
My initial frustration with the presentation's awkward
beginning is briefly lifted by a tour of the iPad's Internet ex-
perience, which Jobs, in his most innocently pretentious tone,
describes as "the best browsing experience you've ever had,"
referring to the iPad's finger-manipulated interface. All right,
I'll take the bait on this one: Instead of browsing or surfing
the Web, you get to massage your way though it. Whatever
scant sense of Apple's all-important consumer affection I'd
adopted was gradually dismantled with Jobs' subsequent
descriptions of the most obvious and mundane features ever
described in seemingly sedative-quelled gaiety.


iPad a letdown
It's "phenomenal for mail," he said.
(Mail? But what type, Jobs? Don't say
e-mail; I might blush.) Also, the virtual
keyboard is "a dream to type on." (Of
course it is, but not because it's tangi-
bly illusory, right?) Jobs makes sure to
Ryan Spencer point out the iPad comes with both a
letters@alligator org calendar and an address book. (Stan-
dard?!) And apparently, with the cal-
endar, "You can see your months' ac-
tivities, or your days' activities and everything in between."
(You mean "weeks," Jobs?) The car salesman continues to
point out "seats" and "wheels."
All things considered, though, awesome job, Jobs. You
proved my initial appraisal of the iPad as a big, fat iPhone
totally wrong, which is to say, it's a big, fat, underachieving,
Cro-Magnon cousin of the iPhone. I think this is the first time
a line of technology has actually devolved, which is to say,
has gotten larger and accomplished less. I mean, your cus-
tomers certainly wouldn't have had any use for a camera to
shoot the thousands of photos they can store on the iPad, and
it's definitely too cumbersome to use as a phone.
Now, to be fair, I realize Apple wasn't looking to replace
the iPhone but rather compete in the e-book market with one
that browses the Web. Mission accomplished. Oh, except for
the fact they're competing in a paperback-sized market with
a large-print-hardcover-sized product that costs up to $829.
You know, why not go the extra mile and make a coffee-
table-book-sized iPad. Call it the iPrude. Instead of five ab-
surdly large, traditionally printed books, you'll just have one
absurdly large e-book that costs, say, your good judgment.
So, is the iPad neat? Sure, that's what Apple does. Is the
iPad revolutionary? Of course not, but making people see it
that way is also what Apple does. Bottom line: I'm not pay-
ing $800 to fingerbang the Internet.
Ryan Spencer is a psychology senior. His column appears on
Monday.


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Letter to the Editor
Sex column not appropriate for high schoolers
I am a 43-year-old father of two. My son is a ju-
nior at Gainesville High School, and my daughter is
a ninth-grader. Both of my children are exceptional
students with bright futures, and they both have a
strong desire to attend the UF. While on campus at-
tending sport events and such, they frequently bring
home the Alligator to read the latest news on sports,
music and campus life.
I was disappointed, to say the least, in the article
in the Avenue written by your Amelia Harnish and
Jared Misner titled, "Blowjobs are a boy's best friend,
girls: not so much." Mostly with Mr. Misner.
The views expressed by Jared Misner about rela-
tionships, sex, intimacy and oral sex are extremely
warped and sad. If what he wrote paints a picture
of what the Student Body at UF embodies and be-
lieves, I fear for the next generation of this country.
His idea that oral sex has "evolved to fit the idea of
a handshake more than an act of intimacy," has "be-
come a casual, name-not-necessary greeting among
strangers in a bar and drunken friends alike," is dis-
turbing and frankly disgusting. I've had my share
of drunken debauchery, but allowing myself to be
"serviced" by anyone in a bathroom, a pool, a bar,
etc., as Mr. Misner alludes to, leaves me to believe
he is void of any sense of morality and decency. His
comment that "the casual nature of oral sex is gain-
ing general acceptance across all societal and gender
lines" is preposterous. Have UF students become a
bunch of self-gratifying sexual misfits?
The last thing I want to see is my children read-
ing some misguided writings from some college
"man whore," for lack of a better word, who is going
around Gainesville letting any Tom, Dick or Harry
give him oral sex just because he needs it and it feels
good. I would have hoped after the negative reper-
cussions the Alligator received for the Haiti SexToon
that the writers and staff would have better judg-
ment in what is put into print.
I hope UF students don't fall prey to the depravity
of Jared Misner. Oral sex can transmit STDs in both
men and women, including HIV, Syphilis and Hepa-
titis B. Your newspaper should be publishing articles
on how students can protect themselves from being
exposed to STDs during their drunken stupors and
acts of unprotected sex.
Again, I'm disappointed in the quality of writers
you choose to employ.
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LOCAL

1,000 hunt air potatoes in rain


By CJ PRUNER
Alligator Writer

With rain pouring off their backs
and soil covering their jeans, vol-
unteers throughout Gainesville got
their hands dirty at the 11th annual
Great Air Potato Roundup Satur-
day.
More than 1,000 people traipsed
over soil and through trees inpursuit
of anything resembling Dioscorea
bulbifera, the brown, ball-shaped
lumps more commonly known as
the air potato.
The volunteers, most represent-
ing various service organizations,
were stationed in about 30 differ-


ent locations, according to Geoffrey
Parks, a habitat naturalist with the
City of Gainesville's Nature Opera-
tions Division.
"Given the weather, we
were blown away."
Geoffrey Parks
habitat naturalist

Although the number of vol-
unteers was fewer than last year's
Roundup, which drew more than
1,200 people, Parks was pleased
with the turnout. He expected only
several hundred people to show up
due to the rain.
"Given the weather, we were


blown away," he said.
The air potato is considered an
exotic invasive plant, which means
it is not native to the U.S. and can
grow quickly.
According to Parks, January is
the best time to find the air potatoes
since the tubers, the part of the plant
that stores nutrients, begin to fall off
the vines. He said those still attached
are visible enough to be picked out
of the trees.
According to Ronald Lange, who
acted as a supervisor for the UF
Nursery site, the air potatoes pose
a serious threat that, if allowed to
grow for an extended period of time,
can blanket and smother surround-
ing vegetation.


'Divas' group up for NAACP award


* 3 MO' DIVAS UP AGAINST KANYE WEST,
BLACK EYED PEAS AND JAY-Z.

By MELINDA CARSTENSEN
Alligator Contributing Writer

When Gainesville resident Marion J. Caffey describes
the recent success of musical group 3 Mo' Divas, he em-
braces their less-than-mainstream status.
"Underdog," he said, is an understatement.
The group was nominated for an NAACP Image
Award under the category for Outstanding Duo, Group
or Collaboration.
Caffey, the group's creator, said the competition is
steep. The group is pitted against several radio regulars,
including the Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West and Jay-Z.
"Anyone from 8 to 70 would know who the other
nominees are," Caffey said. "The miracle for us is that
the nominating committee actually opened our CD."


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Caffey, who is also the group's producer, director
and choreographer, said 3 Mo' Divas is the only group
in the category not from a major label.
"Our 'thank God' moment is that somebody really
thought of nominating them," he said. "I hope it helps
the world know who they are."
Laurice Lanier, Nova Y. Payton and Jamet Pittman,
the three women who make up 3 Mo' Di-
Off the vas, are all classically trained opera singers
Avenue who sing music from a variety of genres,
including R&B, jazz and soul, he said.
"They sing in 10 different styles of music in three dif-
ferent languages, and that's unprecedented," he said.
"None of the famous divas we know can do what they
do."
The 41st NAACP Image Awards airs live Feb. 26 on
Fox at 8 p.m.
Voting lasts until Feb. 18.
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By ALINA TORRES
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF Habitat for Humanity needs some help before it can
help others this semester.
Teng Hui, spokesman for the campus chapter, said the re-
cession has prevented many donors and businesses from mak-
ing contributions, which are vital to beginning construction.
About $20,000 is needed to begin a new housing project, not
including building supplies.
Alachua County Habitat for Humanity and the campus
chapter raise money for the projects, but the
county chapter said it was out of money at
the beginning of the year, Hui said.
Students in the organization will be fo-
cusing on fundraising activities this semes-
ter, he said.
So far, volunteers have been working
concession stands at sporting events to re-
Hui ceive a small portion of the profits.
Stephany Vento, fundraising chairwom-
an for the campus chapter, said the organization is planning
three major events this spring: its annual 5K Hustle for Hu-
manity, a spaghetti dinner and possibly a benefit concert.
Along with the fundraising, the group hopes it can still help
families in need by repairing household items free of cost.
The campus chapter usually focuses on building two to
three houses per semester in Celebration Oaks, a locally owned
neighborhood created by the county chapter of Habitat for Hu-
manity.
"We have a lot [more] UF students signing up to volunteer
than spaces we have provided," Hui said. "Unfortunately, we
have had to turn them away because of what is going on."
Hui said things are slowly picking up and money is being
generated, and Habitat believes it will begin building again af-
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Unite, Student Alliance parties interview candidates


* SLATING WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH TUESDAY.

By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

Interviews for Student Govern-
ment positions with the Unite and
Student Alliance parties began Fri-
day and will continue today and
Tuesday.


Fifty Senate seats are available.
Unite Party Sen. Ben Meyers said
the Unite Party interviewed 43 stu-
dents Friday.
Meyers said all of the potential
candidates came with great ideas.
"I think we're seeing the cream
of the crop from every college and
every constituency," Meyers said.
"We're extremely honored that
they've come out and chose to slate
with Unite."


Yevgen Sautin, the director of
recruitment and slating for the Stu-
dent Alliance party, said between
25 and 30 students interviewed with
the Student Al-
Student liance Party on
Government Friday.
"We r e
bringing together a very diverse and
energetic body of students," Sautin
said.
Mary Liu, a sophomore math


major, chose to interview with the
Student Alliance party because she
wanted to learn more about SG and
help modernize the way SG handles
its budget.
"I really want to work with Stu-
dent Alliance because they have a
greater connection with the majority
of the Student Body," Liu said.
UF freshman Sam Kahn slated
with the Unite Party because he said
he believes in the platform goals of


diversity, progression and results.
"I want to give back to everything
that UF has given me," Kahn said.
Slating interviews for both parties
will continue Monday and Tuesday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 284
of the Reitz Union. Students should
bring a resume and a Gator 1 Card.
Supervisor of Elections Ariana
Alfonso said the Action Party and
the Valence Party are registered but
did not interview any students.


The money went to the Red Cross


CONCERT, from page 1


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Tom Gabel, lead singer of Against Me!, sings at The Atlantic on Sunday night.


"We love to see the outpouring of
donations on a local level after such a
devastating event," said Laura Mager,
executive director for the North Central
Florida Chapter of the Red Cross.
Mager said the money donated to the
Red Cross is used to bring food and wa-
ter to Haiti.
The Red Cross is partnering with the
United Nations World Food Programme
to feed survivors of the earthquake by es-
tablishing food distribution sites in Port-
au-Prince.
The Red Cross is also bringing buckets
of water to Haitian families.
Thomas said organizing the concert
was easy, and bands were eager to join
the cause.
"Gainesville is the type of place where
all the members of every band hang out
together a lot," he said.
When Grabass Charlestons started the
show at 5:30 p.m., about 80 people were


at the venue, but the number of people
and donations increased throughout the
evening, culminating with the Against
Me! performance at 9 p.m.
"We love to see the outpouring of
donations on a local level after
such a devastating event."
Laura Mager
executive director for the North Central
Florida Chapter of the Red Cross.

The show attracted some people that
simply wanted to listen to local music, re-
gardless of what the cover charge went to.
"To be honest, I came to see the shows,"
said John Eassey, a criminology grad stu-
dent at UF. "Helping Haiti is a nice bo-
nus."
To donate $10 to the Red Cross' Haiti
relief efforts, students can text "Haiti"to
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UF TRACK & FIELD

Proctor qualifies for NCAAs with record long jump


By RYAN BUTLER
Alligator Writer

Another meet, another record-
setting performance for a UF
track and field athlete.
Senior Shara Proctor finished
first in the long jump at this
weekend's Texas A&M Challenge
- one of three Gators to win an
event.
Proctor landed a 6.60m/21-8,
breaking her own UF record for
the event and finishing with the
best distance of any athlete in the
NCAA so far this season.
"We expected that from her,"
UF coach Mike Holloway said.
"(Jumps) Coach Brian O'Neal has


done a great job preparing her
and everything she has done in
practice has shown she could do
this."
Six other UF athletes quali-
fied individually at the provi-
sional level for the NCAA Indoor
Championships during the meet,
joining three Gators who quali-
fied earlier this season.
"We had a good competition,"
Holloway said. "Our goal was
to get better and I think we did
that."
Proctor, a four-time All-Amer-
ican, will join teammate Mariam
Kevkhishvili in the NCAA Indoor
Championships after breaking
the automatic qualifying mark in


the long jump by nearly a quarter
of a meter.
After recording a career-best
throw in the Kentucky Invita-
tional two weeks
ago, Kevkhishvi-
li broke the min-
imum NCAA
q qual ifying
standard again
with a throw of
18.19m/59-8.25
Proctor in the shot put.
She finished
first in the shot put for the ninth-
consecutive time in an indoor
competition.
Distance runner Charlotte
Browning also finished first for


UF, winning the 800-meter run in
a career-best time of 2:05:50.
She cut nearly seven seconds
off her previous best and was
only a half-second away from
an NCAA automatic qualifying
mark.
Holloway said he was also
impressed with the performance
of freshman Jeremy Postin. Pos-
tin finished third at the meet in
the weight throw, recording an
18.15/59-6.75.
Sophomore Gray Horn put
together a solid effort in his first
heptathlon of the season with a
second-place finish and score of
5,538. But he was overshadowed
by Oregon's Ashton Eaton's


NCAA-record 6,256 points.
"What can we do about some-
thing like (Eaton's performance)?"
Holloway said. "All we can do is
take care of the Gators."
Thirteen-time All-American
Calvin Smith qualified at the pro-
visional level in his first 400-me-
ter run of the season. The senior
ran a 46.48 to finish second.
Sophomore Rebecca Lowe fin-
ished fourth in the 3,000-meter
run with a provisional qualifying
time of 9:30:69.
Omar Craddock, in his first
meet for the Gators, also racked
up a provisional qualifying result
with a 15.46/50-8.75 in the triple
jump, finishing third in the meet.


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Stats: 41 points, 17-of-25 shooting, 10 rebounds, 2
steals, 2 blocks.


Beginning with Southeastern Conference play, the alligatorSports staff will vote on the top three UF basketball
performances of the week each Monday. The No. 1 player will receive three points, the No. 2 player two points and
No. 3 player 1 point. At the end of the season, the player with the most points will take home the coveted title of al-
ligatorSports Player of the Year, an honor that still keeps Nick Calathes warm on chilly Greek nights.


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game (.l.:r .._Iii le -.,.,1 W alker 6
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Chandler Parsons score rn..i- i i.n-, ir.i iiint. >io.I.i[
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to be a reliable late-game .-:.:., Forsor6 ...:i ,r.:..:.e .:i
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but he didn't have to be. The- i,..,.or to.r ,-ird lo Il:, i1. i
team with 12 rebounds this eek
Stats: 22 points, 9-of-1 3 shooting, 12 rebounds, 4
assists, 3 steals


Walker couhi-i:. 1I- .- sT arled off
the week on a ib-- note nokching hi ftirot
career double-cl. .1 .Ile cigi:nst Georgia (21
points, 10 assists I C.1I he ,:me I:..:k do.,n
to Earth on Sunci.:, cias the Vol kept him in
check. He finished .:1 .,I. 1- i i.. 1nis orB
3-of-9 shooting .1 o h. in, flhree) and
more turnovers 1 I i.:,,...:,ts (fouL). hei,
Erving Walker an otherwise-ine 1.:1 1i .1 t.r lo Souilihest-
ern Conference I., olke ,i III ha.e to
put the Tennessee game behind him it ie CGaiTors ce jokingg to
have a chance throughout the rest ct Irier -onfreir.:e- late.
Stats: 30 points, 7-of-19 shooting, 5-of-12 from three, 14
assists, 3 steals


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Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra
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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
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12, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010


UF LACROSSE

Gators drop warmup to U.S.


By TONI-ANN MILLER
Alligator Writer

Florida will have to address consistency and
communication problems before its inaugural
season opener Feb. 20.
UF lost 8-17 to the U.S. National Develop-
mental team in an exhibition match Saturday
in Orlando.
Coach Amanda O'Leary attributed the de-
feat to poor second-half play and the lack of
communication on both ends of the field.
"The first half we played really well; both
offensively and defensively and through the
midfield," she said. "In the second half, we fal-
tered. We got away from our game plan, and
we had some troubles."
After trailing 0-1 early in the first half, UF
rallied and scored two goals to take the lead.
The U.S. team then pulled away, and UF trailed
4-7 at the half.
Things continued to go downhill for UF as
the U.S. team scored five unanswered goals to
begin the second half, en route to the 17-8 win.
O'Leary said the team needs to address
its fundamental and on-field communication
problems.


"In the second half, we started dropping a
lot of passes, and they weren't even pressured
passes," she said. "We need to do a little bit
better job of communicating; it just hasn't quite
clicked yet."
The match was called using international
rules playing with one less player for two
minutes if a yellow card is given and 5 minutes
for a red card.
Conversely, college lacrosse rules would
allow another player to be
substituted for the carded
athlete.
UF played "man down" for
almost 20 minutes through-
out the match, O'Leary said,
and the quality of UF's oppo-
nent made it more difficult.
O'Leary "We can't play man down
against a team like the U.S. National team,"
O'Leary said. "They're just way too talented
and they're just too good, so when we started
to get into foul trouble, it really took its toll on
us."
O'Leary said the match was a great learning
experience for her young team and will pro-
vide film material for improvements.


UF closes out regular


season with road wins


STAFF REPORT

Due to inclement weather con-
ditions in Knoxville, Tenn., the UF
men's and women's swimming and
diving teams' meets were moved
from Saturday afternoon and Friday
night, respectively, to both taking
place Friday afternoon.
The change in timing didn't seem
to affect the Gators' performance in
their final dual-meet of the season
as the women defeated Tennessee
170-130 and the men followed with
a 164-133 win.
With the win against Tennessee,
the No. 6 men's team (9-0, 4-0 SEC)
finished undefeated for the first time
since the 1987-88 season. The win
also marked the first time the UT
men have lost in the two-year history
of the Allan Jones Aquatic Center.


Conor Dwyer continued his dom-
inance by winning the 100-yard free-
style (44.49) and 400-yard individual
medley (3:49.86).
On the No. 7 women's side, Gem-
ma Spofforth won the 100 and 200-
yard backstrokes,
events in which
she's the defend-
ing NCAA cham-
Swimming pion.
On the div-
ing board, Kara
Salamone notched two first-place
finishes.
The teams will have three weeks
to prepare for the postseason before
they compete at the SEC Champion-
ship Meet.
The meet will take place in Ath-
ens, Ga. on Feb. 17-20 and will be
hosted by Georgia.


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Totally Renovated 1/1 $599
Near Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

* One Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Villas at Ashton Square
Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
2/2 $719 3/2 $849
Huge floorplans.
W/D hookup Near Oaks Mall
Ph.333-1120 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

* One Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Summer Place Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
1/1 $519
Just off SW 34th St.
Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

* One Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Sundowne Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
Studio $469 1/1 $519
Walk to Butler Plaza and Regal Cinemas
Ph. 377-2596 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

* One Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Gator Village Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
1/1 $489
Near Downtown off 6th Street
Ph. 372-3826 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

Walk to UF. Openings in Feb, May & Aug.
* 2BR/2.5BA $850 2BR/1 BA $700
* 1BR/1BA $585 studios $475-$430.
1 yr lease, SD, NS, NP. Call/Text
352-870-7256 or gvl132601@gmail.com
2-26-10-32-2

Renting Now and for Fall!!
We have REAL 1/1s
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
575 sq ft, $550 PLUS ONE MONTH FREE!
300 NW 18th Street
4 blocks to UF GATORSIDE
400 sq ft, only $450!
1600 NW 4th Avenue
BIKE to UF CENTERPOINT
530 sq ft, only $450!
1220 NW 12th Street
No application fee, most pets ok.
For info call E.F.N. Properites, 352-371-3636
or visit our website at www.efnproperties.com
2-11-10-20-2


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***2/1 Brandywine $495 sm. pet ok***
water incl. $495 dep required.Near UF,
Shands, VA. On bus route.
Short term ok. (4-6 or 15 mo)
AVAIL NOW 352.284.2654
2-5-10-15-2

SORRENTO SUBDIVISION
Newer 3BR/2BA 2 car gar, split plan home.
Eat-in kitchen, living & dining rms, fireplace,
high ceiling, lanai, fenced yd, sec sys. $1300/
mo yearly lease. 813-205-0220 Iv mssg. 2-1-
10-10-2

The Retreat at Madison Pointe
2/2 Flats and 3/3 Townhomes
Private Garage-Vaulted Ceilings
Screened Patio-W/D-Microwave
All furies and fuzzies WELCOME!!!!
2701 NW 23rd Blvd
352-372-0400 madisonpointe.org
Text MADISON to 47464 for info!
4-21-60-2

2BR/2.5BA 1308 SW 61st St.
$595/mo. $300 sec dep.
Call 352-332-4088
2-2-10-10-2

GOT ROACHES?
Buy Harris Famous Roach Tablets.
Guaranteed to kill. Available at: Zells
Hardware, 3727 West University 3-17-10-
35-2

4 BR's FOR FALL!
ONLY $1089 1525 square feet HUGE!!!
Washer/Dryer* Fireplace Water/Sewer incl.
Free Tanning Fitness Pool Tennis
Individual Leases Pets Loved
376-2507 www.bivenscove.com
4-21-10-55-2

1001 SW 16th Ave.
2BR 1BA APT $560/mo incl. water, sewer,
pest control, garbage. Top floor, carpet, large
windows. Walk to UF or take RTS 13, 16 or
17.407-922-0029 2-5-11-2

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 2-4-10-
10-2

Move in Special: No Security Deposit
2/2 Condo with washer/dryer, screened-
in porch, newer condo, near UF. Shands,
located off 34th & Archer Rd. 2 units
available $750/mo. Call 317-5060 215-5996
3-1-10-27-2


*2/1, 3 Blocks to UF
*Near Sorority Row, HW Floors
Pet Friendly $900/mo
352-375-8256
4-21-55-2


*2/1 Apt, 8 Blocks to UF
*1000 SF, WD hookups
Centr. AC, Pet Friendly $750/mo
352-375-8256
4-21-55-2

2BR/1BA Duplex, WALK to SF College.
Tile Floors, Newly remodeled kitchen, pri-
vate parking, fenced in yard. Rent $600/mo.
Deposit $300. Pet Deposit $200. Please call
352-278-2897. 2-8-10-10-2

Available now. HOUSE 3BR/2BA, 1.5 miles
to UF, near Landings Apts. On UF bus rte.
Bike to UF. Fenced backyard, fireplace,
cent H/AC. 3627 SW 15th St. $900/mo. All
4BR/2BA $1100/mo. 327-2931 or 376-6183
2-8-10-10-2

2BR/1BA Mobile Home. Very clean, tile in
kitchen. Oak Park Village. $650/mo, sec
$500. Landlady pays garbage pickup, water,
sewer & yard maintenance. Call 372-2107
2-1-10-5-2

450/mo Roommate Wanted in new 2/2 -
On Newberry & nw55th st -cable/net/utilities
NOT included-NO PETS-Grad student pre-
ferred-close to campus-bus route#5 -Email
ajkgator@ufl.edu 2-4-10-7-2

5/3, 1900sf, nice, w/d, no pet fee, no lease,
1st month free, 1500 month, 15 min to UF.
352-301-2403 2-2-5-2


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 2-2-5-2


***HOUSE 4BR/2BA***
Available 8/1. Lovely, remodeled. W/D. Bike
to UF. No pets. Details: 3532 NW 7th Ave.
$1400/mo. 373-1558 or 246-8645 2-2-10-
5-2

Available Now. 2BR duplex behind Norman
Hall. Cent H/AC, ceiling fans, $625/mo. $500
sec dep. 1117 SW 7th Ave. No dogs. Call
372-4903 or 917-416-6968 2-4-5-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1. Large 4BR/2BA house,
Wash/dry provided, privacy fenced, pets ok,
full sized hot tub on back screened porch,
dishwasher, carport, $1600/mo. 3413 NW
8th Ave 352-339-2342 2-5-10-5-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1. 3BR/1BA house. Nice.
Nine blocks from campus, wash/dry pro-
vided, cent H/AC fenced private backyard,
hardwood floors, detached garage. $1125/
mo. 924 NW 9th Ave. 352-339-2342 2-5-
10-5-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1. Nice 4BR/2BA house.
Close to campus, hardwood floors, wash/dry
provided, private back yard, fireplace, central
heat/air. 352-339-2342. $1550/mo. 1105 NW
10th Ave. Plenty of parking. 2-5-10-5-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1. Clean modern 4BR/2BA
house. fenced backyard, pets ok, fireplace,
wash/dry provided, wooded private big yard.
$1425/mo, central heat/air. 2606 NW 34th
Street. 352-339-2342 2-5-10-5-2


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hardwood floors, fireplace, plenty of parking,
wash/dry provided, dishwasher, cent heat/air
$1400/mo 830 NW 16th Ave 352-339-2342
2-5-10-5-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1. 4BR/2BA clean nice
house 1 block from campus. Hardwood
floors, wash/dry provided, fireplace, modern
bathrooms. $1800/mo 1203 SW 1st Ave.
352-339-2342 2-5-10-5-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1. 3BR/2BA house one
block from campus, hardwood & tile floors,
wash/dryer provided, fireplace, dishwasher,
modern baths 110 SW 12th St. $1350/mo
352-339-2342 2-5-10-5-2

829 NW 41 Ave. 3BR/1BA house. Garage,
fenced yard, washer & dryer, pets ok. $800/
mo Deposit $800. Call 352-335-1788, 222-
3056 2-5-10-5-2

3BR/2BA house. Huge fenced backyard. Pets
ok. Nice neighborhood. $925/mo. Please call
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The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
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Need roommate to share 2BR/2BA condo
on the water. Completely furnished except
your BR! Move in immediately and receive
free month rent!!! 352-538-5170 ask for Kyle
2-3-10-10-4

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
2-26-10-20-4


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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-
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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

HOUSE FOR SALE-N OF UF-1724 NW
7TH-AVAILABLE IN MAY; 3/2/1 WOOD &
TILE FLOORS W LGE MASTER STE, PKG
& ENTERTAINMENT AREAS; SCR. PORCH
(813)968-5804;(813)956-0487 $299,990
2-5-10-8-5

Won't Last
3/2 Great Community
Owner Financinng
$650.oo/mo
352.378.4411 2-26-10-22-5

Only 3 miles from the Ocean
3 and 2 beds avail/low down/low monthly
Call today! 352.378.4411 2-26-10-22-5

2 & 3 bdr's
>From $599.00/month
Owner Financing
Low down
352.378.4411 2-26-10-22-5

Move In Ready
3/2 Adorable
>From $99.00/mo
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352.378.4411 2-26-10-22-5

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Great Locations
Call 352.378.4411
today! 2-26-10-22-5

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3 & 2 bdrs avail
WE FINANCE
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2-26-10-20-5

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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
4-21-10-69-7


CERTIFIED MCSE COMPUTER TECH
Office or Home. Fast professional services at
reasonable rates. Services include network-
ing, security, data recovery, virus removal.
352-275-3036 www.indiecomputer.com
2-26-10-34-7

Gator Computer Solutions, Inc. On-Site
Service. Microsoft Certified Professional.
UF IT Grad. MCSA, A+, Network+, XP,Vista,
Windows7 Certified. $35per/hr. NO Travel
Cost in G'ville! Call 352-338-0132 2-12-10-
20-7


In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds





***PARKING@@@
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

Discount Hookahs at www.Hookaa.com.
Value Hookahs at dirt cheap prices.
We offer wide variety of Hookahs and
Hookah Accessories at deep discounts.
Visit us @ www.Hookaa.com
2-2-10-10-10-

Affordable High Quality Recording.
Musical Engineers, Private Setting.
Starting at $25/hr 352 258 8557.
www.medusasounds.com 2-5-10-10

Income For Life! Make $9,330 monthly with
GDI fast track. We help build your business.
http://www.xtracash4us.com 2-1-5-10

Moist Banana Bread, Homestyle Pecan Pie,
Chocolate Chip Cookies fresh baked using
organic ingredients, sweet cream butter and
real vanilla. Delivered overnight to you.
www.DorothysBakery.com 2-2-5-10


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***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM**
FULL SERVICE REPAIR SHOP 11TH YEAR
OEM + AFTERMARKET PARTS + ACCY'S
HUGE TIRE SELECTION IN STOCK, CALL
FOR PRICES + DISCOUNTS 352-377-6974
4-21-09-71-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
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
4-21-09-71-11

***www. BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
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


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS *
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-21-71-12

CARS CARS Buy@Sell@Trade
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
2-26-09-95-12

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

92 Chevy Camero $1999 cash
96 Mits Galant $1999 cash
01 Kia Optima $1999 cash
96 Chevy Blazer $1999 cash
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12




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leader in shutouts?
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first winning season in 1974, who was
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the SEC to win at least three straight
national championships in college
football.
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history to have four seasons of 100
blocks and 100 three-pointers made?
5. Name the only player to have 600-
plus goals and 2,000-plus penalty
minutes for his NHL career.
6. Who was the last U.S. man before
Meb Keflezighi in 2009 to win the
New York City Marathon?
7. Name the last Grand Slam golf
event Tiger Woods won in consecu-
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94 Chevy 1500 $999 cash
92 Nissan Stanza $1499 cash
98 Pontiac Grand Am $1499 cash
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

96 Kia Sephia $999 cash
98 Chrysler Cirrus $999 cash
96 Chevy Cavalier $1499 cash
92 Honda Accord $1499 cash
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

96 Chevy Astro Van $1900
98 Ford Explorer $1900
97 Mits Diamonte $1999
94 Toyota Camry $1499
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

98 Ford Contour $2500
98 Dodge Ram $2900
98 Pontiac Transport $2900
99 Saturn $2900
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

97 Mercury Grand Marquis $2500
00 Mercury Sable $2900
00 Hyundai Elantra $2900
95 Chevy Camero $2900
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

96 Honda Accord $2500
96 Cadillac Deville $2900
02 Kia Rio $3900
03 Buick Century $4900
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Vols sink Gators with late shot


* THE LOSS ENDED FLORI-
DA'S FOUR-GAME CONFER-
ENCE WIN STREAK.

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@allgator org

All season, Billy Donovan has
talked about making sure his
team has at least a chance to win
at the end games.
The Gators had their chance
Sunday afternoon, but it bounced
off the rim twice and fell to the
hardwood.
Junior power forward Alex
Tyus scored a game-high 18
points but missed a short jumper
with five seconds left, and Florida
(15-6, 4-3 Southeastern Confer-
ence) ended its four-game confer-
ence winning streak with a 61-60
loss to No. 14 Tennessee (16-4, 4-2
SEC) in Thompson-Boling Arena
in Knoxville, Tenn.
"We've been on both sides of
it," Donovan said. "We were on
the other side of it when Chan-
dler Parsons throws in a 75-footer
and made a great shot last week-
end against South Carolina."
UF had a one-point lead with
25 seconds left, but Volunteers
guard Scotty Hopson came out
of a timeout and drained a long
fadeaway jumper over Parsons.
That gave the Gators the ball
with no timeouts and 17 seconds
to go. Sophomore point guard Er-
ving Walker passed out of a dou-
ble team to Tyus, who spun to his
right and put up a shot in traffic
that fell off the iron and into the
hands of Hopson.
Although he couldn't make
his last shot, Tyus was largely
responsible for the game staying
as close as it was. He shot 7 of 11
from the field and grabbed seven
rebounds in 33 minutes.
If not for a late run by Parsons,
Tyus would have been the only
Gator to score in double figures.
Parsons, who finished the first
half with seven points and seven
rebounds, went quiet until the
final minutes, when he scored
seven straight for the Gators and
put them ahead 60-59.
The junior forward went just
2 of 5 from the free-throw line


Tennessee guard Scotty Hopson shoots the game-winner in the Vol-
unteers' 61-60 win over the Gators on Sunday in Knoxville, Tenn.


in the final three minutes, but he
also connected on a driving layup
and a three-pointer from the top
of the key with 30 seconds left.
Parsons led the team with
eight rebounds but grabbed just
one in the second half, when the
Vols dominated on the glass.
UF led by as many as 10 points
in the first half, holding UT to
36.4 percent shooting and tak-
ing a 20-14 rebound advantage,
but the Vols outrebounded the
Gators 27-12 after halftime.
Donovan said the blame for the
rebounding disparity shouldn't
be placed on UF's frontcourt. In-
stead, Donovan pointed to poor


defense by Walker and freshman
guard Kenny Boynton as part of
the problem.
"Our guards got beat off the
dribble way too much," Donovan
said. "When they were beat off
the dribble, our big guys had to
constantly shut off penetration,
and doing that took them out of
rebounding position."
Walker and Boynton didn't
fare much better on the offensive
end of the floor, shooting a com-
bined 5 of 20 from the field and 1
of 11 from three-point range after
scoring 21 points apiece against
Georgia on Wednesday.
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19


Tebow's future

t isn't always easy to hear
the truth.
Sometimes it is shocking;
other times it is unsurprising.
Either way, it's often un-
avoidable.
I'm beginning to believe Tim
Tebow isn't suited to be an NFL
quarterback.
That might be one of the
most unpopular thoughts in
this town, but it is something
Gators fans might need to come
to terms with. Regardless of
where he gets drafted in April,
his pro prospects aren't very
bright.
And while I could be wrong,
before you start cursing my
name, why don't you think
about why you're so certain he
will succeed at the next level?
In his first "pro" setting at
Saturday's Senior Bowl, Tebow
completed 8 of 12 passes for 50
yards. He rushed four times for


e isn't bright
a net of 4
yards. He
4 fumbled
twice:

Phil Kegler in his
Phil on the Hill throwing
pkegler@alligatororg m motion
and once
on a run
(only one was lost, though).
His longest completion was 11
yards. He led the South team on
five drives that resulted in three
points.
None of it should be that sur-
prising.
He was playing with strep
throat. He was playing with a
new center and a line that strug-
gled all game. He had only one
week to get used to the receiv-
ers, and the wideouts didn't do
the best job of making Tebow
look good.
SEE PHIL, PAGE 19


* Nothing is more ridiculous than this golf "scandal" about wedges. If there is
an exception allowing Phil Mickelson's wedge, then other golfers should get the
same 20-year-old club. I'm not buying this "spirit of the rule" nonsense ... Just
when you thought the Tiger Woods saga was bad, there are reports that Chel-
sea's John Terry had an affair with a teammate's girlfriend and got her pregnant.


Today's question: Where will Tim
Tebow be in three years?


* Former Florida QB Tim Tebow threw for 50
yards on 8-of-12 passing with two fumbles
and four yards rushing on four carries in his
team's 31-13 loss. Former Gators WR Riley
Cooper caught two passes for 37 yards.


Florida loses big


lead but holds on
By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer
etorrens@alligator org

The Gators got their second win in Mississippi on Sun-
day, but not before they gave Ole Miss a chance at a come-
back.
UF (12-9, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) was led by
guard Steffi Sorensen's 18 points all coming from three-
,pointers on a 6-of-7 effort from down-
town and surrendered a 17-point lead
before winning 67-64 in C.M. Tad Smith
Women's Coliseum.
"I'm just really proud, once again, of
Basketball our toughness," UF coach Amanda But-
ler said. "Not hanging our heads when
some things didn't go our way, but bouncing back and
showing a lot of resiliency."
The Gators shot 48 percent from the floor and 52 per-
cent (11 of 21) from beyond the arc for one of their most
consistent offensive performances in conference play.
"We finally shot the ball like we know we're capable
of, and that felt really good," Butler said.
UF guard Lonnika Thompson and forward Sharielle
SEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 19






MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 19


UF tops LSU with season-best score


ar rnoio
Junior Alicia Goodwin finished first on the uneven bars
with a 9.925 in UF's 196.725-195.05 win over LSU.


* IT WAS THE FIRST MEET
ASHANEE DICKERSON DID NOT
WIN THE ALL-AROUND.

By TOM GREEN
Alligator Writer

Friday night in the O'Connell Cen-
ter for the fourth-annual Gators Link
to Pink meet to support breast can-
cer awareness, No. 4 Florida (3-1, 3-0
Southeastern Conference) came out
and put together its best performance
of the season.
In front of a crowd of 9,198 en-
ergized fans the third-largest in
school history the Gators toppled
No. 13 LSU (3-3, 1-2 SEC), 196.725-
195.05.
"We had so much energy tonight,
and our whole team was just having
so much fun," junior Alicia Goodwin
said.
Goodwin, whose aunt was diag-
nosed with breast cancer last August,
led the Gators on the uneven bars
with a 9.925 after sticking a double-
front dismount to claim her second-
consecutive win in the event.
She wasn't the only Gator to excel
on the bars, though, as senior Amanda
Castillo scored a season-best 9.875 to
take home second place in the event
and bounce back after falling during
her routines the previous two weeks


against Kentucky and Arkansas.
The evening began for the Gators
with a solid overall performance on
the vault, putting up a total of 49.225,
which was anchored by a 9.9 by soph-
omore Nicole Ellis and a 9.925 by
freshman Ashanee Dickerson.

"We had so much energy to-
night, and our whole team was
just having so much fun."
Alicia Goodwin
Junior gymnast

The vault scores were good enough
to give the Gators a .550-point lead
after one rotation.
It was a lead the team would not
relinquish..
"We were just so into our own lit-
tle bubble," UF coach Rhonda Faehn
said. "The girls were just performing
so well and feeding off each other
that there was nobody else there, in
our heads."
Florida's performance Friday night
showed how the team has improved
in such a short time as 11 of the rou-
tines performed by the Gators against
the Tigers set or matched collegiate-
bests.
Among those was a 9.825 by fresh-
man Liz Green on the balance beam,
which was good enough to tie for a
share of the event title with LSU's


Susan Jackson, and also marked
Green's second-consecutive title on
the event.
Jackson, who came into the meet
as the top-rated all-around gymnast
in the nation, scored a 39.525 total for
the event to take home the all-around
title.
It marked the first time this season
that Dickerson did not win the all-
around competition.
Dickerson, however, still shined
Friday in front of what she said was
the largest crowd she had ever been
in front of. Her total of 39.450 was her
second-best score of the season, just
not enough to win.
"I just like being in front of the
crowd and feed off of how loud they
are," Dickerson said.
On floor exercise, she utilized the
crowd's energy to propel herself to
a 9.925 to tie for the event win with
teammate Maranda Smith, who said
she felt great against LSU after bat-
tling back from injury.
"I don't really know what to say
about Ashanee because every time
she steps out there it's the same thing.
It's amazing," Faehn said. "She's like
a cat on the floor."
Faehn also said she is excited about
the progress the team has made so far
this season, and that she "definitely
thinks" the team is on schedule to
peak at the right time.


Sorenson led Gators with 18 points


W-HOOPS, from page 18

Smith each finished with 11 points,
and center Azania Stewart found the
basket more in the second half, in-
cluding two clutch free throws with
14 seconds remaining.
UM guard Bianca Thomas, the
SEC's leading scorer, hit her season
average with 21 points and added
eight rebounds.
Guard Kayla Melson added a ca-
reer-high 20 points on 8-of-15 shoot-
ing, playing all 40 minutes.
Down 13-9, the Gators fired off a
21-2 run with 12 points coming via
three-pointers to take a 30-15 lead
over the Rebels with 5:37 remaining
in the first half.
UF shot 46.9 percent (15 of 32) in-
cluding a 7-of-14 effort from behind
the arc in the first half. Sorensen and
Thompson led the team in the half
with nine points and four assists
each.
The Rebels (14-7, 5-3 SEC) had a
tough time holding onto the ball,
committing 11 first-half turnovers.
Florida was opportunistic, convert-
ing those into 16 points.
Ole Miss came into the game av-
eraging the most assists per game in
SEC play, but it was the Gators who
dished the ball around with 12 assists
in the first half.
Despite trailing 17 with 2:37 in the
first half, UM used a 9-2 run to close
out the half and whittle the Gators'
lead to 10.
Feeding off the end of the first
half, the Rebels came out after in-
termission and went on a 13-4 run


highlighted by three Ole Miss three-
pointers.
Elizabeth Robertson had two
of those and had nine second-half
points.
"Obviously Ole Miss had the bet-
ter halftime talk because they made
some great adjustments," Butler
said.
Florida lost a bit of offensive flu-
idity when Thompson got her second
and third fouls within two seconds
and sat out for a stretch where Ole
Miss tied up the game.
After relinquishing the lead for the
first time since 12:50
in the first half, the
Gators responded
with a Ndidi Madu
bucket that tied up
the game and an
ensuing Sorensen
Butler three-pointer, her
fifth, that gave UF
the lead back.
After a pair of Madu free-throws,
Sorensen hit another dagger and on
the next possession found Smith for
a three from the corner with the shot
clock expiring.
Aside from her team-high 18, So-
rensen also finished with six boards
and five assists.
"The stakes were high for us, and
we knew that coming in," Sorensen
said. "We knew we had to go in and
match their intensity especially on
their home court and we definitely
did. We outhustled them. We made
plays when we needed to."
A radio broadcast contributed to this
report.


PHIL, from page 18


So if we're judging on a really gener-
ous scale, let's say Saturday's perfor-
mance was average.
Now, let's go back to his three years as
a college starter. We'll use that to evaluate
his pro potential.
Oh wait he became one of the
best players in college football history
in a spread offense that maximizes his
strengths (and really doesn't give any
idea of how he'll fare in the NFL).
But, some say, Tebow will succeed in
the NFL as long as a pro franchise works
its entire offense around him.
You know why that is so easy to be-
lieve?
Because it hasn't been proven wrong
yet, and it can't be proven wrong unless a
team drafts him and tweaks its entire of-
fensive philosophy for him.
The 6-foot-2, 236-pound quarterback
was great in college at picking up crucial
yards on the ground and bowling over
people.
That doesn't seem like a skill that will
translate when going up against quicker


and stronger players in the pros.
He showed this season that he is often
slow reading defenses. Combine that with
a less-than-speedy delivery, and NFL de-
fensive backs will feast on his throws.
But he has all the intangibles, you say.
You're right, he does have the "it" fac-
tor.
That won't make his throws any crisp-
er. It won't make him any quicker. It
won't make him a better decision-maker
in the pocket.
Intangibles take a pretty good quarter-
back and make him great. They can allow
a player to raise the level of his team-
mates.
They won't make him any better at the
physical task of being a quarterback.
I really like Tebow. I think he has
been great for the college game, and I ad-
mire him for being a really great person,
someone who never snapped despite all
the pressures at Florida. But none of that
makes him any more qualified to be a
NFL quarterback.
The truth isn't always easy to swal-
low.
That doesn't make it any less true.


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20, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010


UF TENNIS

Men and women advance


in tourney to round of 16


UF senior Antoine Benneteau won his doubles match (8-4) and his singles match
(6-0, 6-2) in the Gators' 7-0 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday.


By ANDREW OLSON
Alligator Writer

The No. 8 Gators women's tennis team re-
mained perfect (4-0) beating FIU on Sunday
in the championship match of ITA Kick-Off
Weekend, advancing to the round of 16 of the
ITA Team Indoor Championships in Madison,
Wis., on Feb. 12-15.
Coming off of a 4-0 sweep Friday over No.
67 BYU, Florida dominated No. 31 FIU with
another 4-0 win Sunday.
UF's women's coach Roland Thornqvist pre-
pared his players for deeper sets and tougher
competition, but against FIU, the Gators made
quick work in their matches.
In the matches that were finished, his team
won in straight sets with the closest set being
6-2.
"We never let them into the game," Thorn-
qvist said. "If we had not come out as focused,
it could have been closer."
Thornqvist was impressed with freshman
Allie Will's more aggressive play as of late.
"It's easier in practice to be aggressive than
during games," Will said. "I've been learning
to play to my strengths."
No. 13 Will's singles match Friday was tied
3-3 before the weather prevented her from fin-
ishing it on Friday, but she clinch the Gators
victory against FIU with a 6-1, 6-1 win over
Chrissie Seredni.
The Gators' win was their 81st-consecutive
regular-season home victory.
The No. 11 Gators men's tennis team (3-1)


will also be advancing to the round of 16.
Florida defeated Georgia Tech in a shutout
match Sunday to earn its spot in Charlottes-
ville, Va., for the ITA Indoor Team Champion-
ships on Feb. 12-15.
Before the match, UF's men's coach Andy
Jackson told his team Georgia Tech was under-
rated.
"We know Georgia Tech is capable of beat-
ing us, so we're excited that we beat them,"
Jackson said. "I told our team that I really be-
lieve Georgia Tech will be in the top 20 by the
end of the year."
A pair of freshmen, Billy Federhofer and
Bob Van Overbeek, got the Gators off to a
strong start by winning the first doubles match
from the No. 3 position.
"For them to play in a match the way they
have been in practice was a huge boost for us,"
Jackson said.
It was the pair's first doubles victory of the
season.
Senior Antoine Benneteau, who won his
doubles and singles matches Sunday, has no-
ticed the freshmen's elevated play.
"We have a lot of fighting spirit," Ben-
neteau said. "Even the new guys on the team
are showing that. They've shown they can play
for a top-10 team."
Benneteau provides Jackson with much
needed reliability on a team with three contrib-
uting freshmen.
"Half our team has experience and the
other half really doesn't," Jackson said. "The
half with experience are showing the way for
us right now."


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