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VOLUME 103 ISSUE 95


9 Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.


1


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010


Commissioner



attends Senate


* MASTRODICASA ASKED
FOR INPUT ON TAXIS.

By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

Student senators played it safe
at Tuesday night's Senate meet-
ing.
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, a
Gainesville City Commissioner
and UF Assistant Vice President
for Student Affairs, spoke with
the Student Senate during Tues-
day's meeting about safe trans-
portation options and possible
improvements that can be made to
Gainesville taxi services.
Mastrodicasa said she wanted
to hear the opinions of senators
so she can recommend improve-
ments to taxi services to the City of
Gainesville's Public Safety Com-
mittee.
"We are in the business of


making good policy, but we often
don't know what's going on on the
street," Mastrodicasa said.
Mastrodicasa said students
with official complaints about
Gainesville cabs should contact the
Gainesville Police Department.
She said the cab industry has
room to grow.

try," Mastrodi-
casa said. "Per-
sonally, I think
there's room for
improvement."
Senate Presi-
dent Ashton
Charles said
Mastrodicasa the high prices
sometimes dis-
courage students from using the
taxi service.
"That is just something that re-
ally has a cyclical effect and nega-
tively affects safety," Charles said.
SEE SENATE, PAGE 9


Doctor speaks about


Black History Month


By JOEY FLECHAS
Alligator Writer

Dr. Ben Carson wants to see the
day when people don't need a Black
History Month.
In his opinion, the ultimate goal
is a world in which people can be
happy celebrating that simple thing
people all have in common: human-
ity.
"I hope someday we reach a point
where it's everybody celebrating ev-
erybody," he said.
Carson, a renowned black neuro-
surgeon, came to UF last week as the
24th annual Martin Luther King Jr.
speaker.


During his speech, Carson de-
scribed his journey from his days
as a young boy struggling to get
through elementary school
D ., his current position as a
widely respected pediat-
ric neurosurgeon.
He said he hopes
students understand
the importance
of supporting
Black History the country's
Month education sys-
tem.
"The real key is learning and un-
derstanding what your gifts and tal-
ents are and not trying to fit a square
peg into a round hole," he said.


LOCAL

Supermarkets help Haiti
By REBECCA GREENWOOD relief supplies.
Alligator Contributing Writer Ward's also placed donation buckets at


Some grocery shoppers are thinking about
more than paper versus plastic.
They're choosing to help Haiti relief efforts
by donating at the register.
A fundraising program at Publix Super
Markets, which was created Jan. 13, allows
customers to donate by adding any amount of
money to their total when they check out.
The program, which includes Gainesville
Publix locations and Publix Super Markets in
five states, raised about $4 million as of Mon-
day morning, said Dwaine Stevens, Publix
spokesman.
The money is channeled through the Amer-
ican Red Cross and designated for the Haiti Re-
lief and Development Fund, Stevens said.
Other local stores are also helping the relief
efforts.
Angie Mohr, a store manager at Ward's Su-
per Market, said Ward's is letting Sister Hazel
Angel of Mercy Ministries use a building it
owns on Northwest Sixth Street to store Haiti


reg-


sisters to collect money for the American Red
Cross.
"When issues like this come up,
we react and get insight as quickly
as we can to determine what is the
best way to aid in times of disas-
ter."
Dwaine Stevens
Publix spokesman

Heaven Fischer, store customer service sales
manager at Sweetbay Supermarket on South-
west 34th Street, said the Sweetbay on South-
west 34th Street has collected about $1,000 for
the American Red Cross.
More than $114,000 in customer donations
have been collected from Sweetbay Supermar-
kets throughout Florida, Fischer said.
Alligator t.; t itt Carolyn Tillo contrib-
uted to this report.


UF coach Billy
Donovan and the
Gators will try to
put their difficult
61-60 loss to Ten-
nessee on Sunday
behind them as
they begin prepar-
ing for their upcom-
ing games.
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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Artist's Talk
Today, 6 p.m.
Florida Gym, Room 260
Dan Perjovschi will discuss
his ephemeral artistic creations.
Influenced by the local politics of
the sites whereheworks, Perjovschi
creates unique pieces that are site-
specific cultural examinations.
Perjovschi's work references
civic and social events and charac-
teristics of Gainesville and the in-
ternational community. The event
is sponsored by the Ham Museum
of Art.

Free Hugs
Feb. 11, 5 p.m.
University Avenue, across from
campus
The Comic Book Collective will
be hosting a "Free Hug" event
on University Avenue to create
positive energy in the community
while promoting the club.
All are welcome to participate
and join. See our Facebook group
for more information. It's about to
get friendly up in Florida.

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be requested at www.sg.ufl.
edu/elections and look under
"For the Voter." The deadline
to request an absentee ballot
is Friday, Feb. 12. The Spring
Elections will be held Feb. 23 and
24. If you have any questions,
please contact Ariana Alfonso
at 352-392-1665 or e-mail her at
elections@sg.ufl.edu.

Network of Enlightened
Women (NeW)
Thursday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Turlington 1105
NeW is a female conservative
political group seeking informa-
tion in all aspects of politics and
what is going on in the world. If
you're looking to get involved
on campus with politics, NeW
can open the door for you. NeW


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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 3


SG parties finish interviewing possible candidates


Elections will be held Feb. 23 and 24


By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

Slating interviews for Student
Senate positions with the Unite
Party and the Student Alliance
party finished Tuesday.
Unite Party spokesman Ben
Meyers said the Unite Party in-
terviewed 269 students during
the past three days.
Meyers said the party inter-
viewed 181 students on Tuesday
alone.
Jonathan Ossip, the Senate
leader for the Student Alliance
party, said the
Student Student Alli-
vernment
Government ance party in-
terviewed 94
students during the three days of
qualifying interviews, including
about 40 students on Tuesday.
Supervisor of Elections Ariana
Alfonso could not give a specific
number of how many students
interviewed with the parties by
press time.
"It was a solid turnout, and I
think those candidates that have
been chosen are going to do great
with the task they've been giv-
en"
Ossip said he was pleased
with the caliber and quantity of


students who came to slate with
his party.
"They're all extremely pas-
sionate, extremely dedicated, and
they all have the ideas and the vi-
sion to lead this university," he


said.
He said the Student Alliance
party wanted to find students
with more than just experience
in SG.
"We like to branch out and see


students that are involved in all
aspects of university life," Ossip
said.
Meyers said he is also im-
pressed with the quality of stu-
dents who came to interview for
Senate positions.
"It's just extremely exciting
and pretty humbling that they all


Freshman Daniel Snook (left) and other students apply for positions as Unite Party senators Tuesday
afternoon in the Reitz Union during the three-day slating period. If chosen, students will run for Senate
positions to represent UF's colleges.


wanted to come and slate with
us," Meyers said.
He said the Unite Party is
looking for students who are mo-
tivated and experienced and who
have ideas to represent a diverse
campus.
"We've got all three," Meyers
said. "Some of the most motivat-
ed people I've ever seen are ready
to hit the ground running."
Meyers said he was proud of
his party and the people interest-
ed in joining it.
"I just wish we could slate
them all," Meyers said.
UF freshman Lindsey Sand-
house said she wanted to slate
with the Unite Party because she
feels it represents ordinary stu-
dents.
"I just really wanted to get in-
volved on campus," she said.
UF junior Bobby Stevens said
he chose to slate with the Student
Alliance party because he also
wanted to be more involved with
SG.
"I want to eliminate perks
given to student officials who
should be serving their school,"
Stevens said.
Students will know if they
have been chosen by the parties
by 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Student Government elections
will take place Feb. 23 and 24.


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4, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010


Fewer animals


adopted in '09

By DANIELLE LOGAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

The recession is leaving animals without a
home.
More owners are giving up their pets because
they can no longer afford the care, said David
Flagler, director of Alachua County Animal Ser-
vices.
Last year, the shelter took in about 7,500 ani-
mals, and 834 dogs and cats were adopted, a de-
crease from 871 in 2008, according to the shelter's
annual report.
"One of the worst things is that pet owners are
taking shortcuts for the care of their own pets,"
Flagler said.
Around Dr. Julie Levy, director of
Gainesville Maddie's Shelter Medicine Pro-
gram at UF, said intakes and eu-
thanasias have been decreasing the past few years
thanks to rescue groups, but finding a way to in-
crease adoptions this year is a priority.
"There may be some subtle increase in relin-
quishments, but the greater challenge is that
adoptions are way down," Levy said.
Impulse adoptions were more likely before the
recession, Flagler said, but things aren't back to
normal yet.
"The economy could be improving," Flagler
said. "But it would still take several months to a
year before it filters down to where it affects the
animals."


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R&B singer performs on campus
* CURRENCY PLAYED TO ABOUT 50.

By GLENN COINE
Alligator Contributing Writer

As the lights dimmed and the murmur of
the crowd was replaced by a soulful voice and
the chimes of a keyboard, the Orange & Brew
transformed into an old jazz club.
Rudy Currence, 24, of South Carolina, took
the stage Tuesday night, serenading an audi-
ence of about 50 for about an hour and a half.
The performance was co-sponsored by the
Orange & Brew and the UF committee for
Black History Month 2010, which organized
Black History Month events for the univer-
sity.
Kamali-Ann Burke, executive director of
UF's Black History Month and a public rela-
tions senior, said she thought Currence's mu-
sic, with its feel-good lyrics, really fit this year's
Black History Month theme, "A Love Story."
Currence performed a variety of original
songs, one about his life growing up in Rock
Hill, South Carolina and his dream to pursue
a musical career. One song included the lyrics,
"I wasn't black enough so I got picked on, but
I wasn't white enough."
He also sang bits of popular songs such as
Outkast's "So Fresh, So Sing" and some tradi-
tional gospel songs.
At one point he broke out with the electric
slide, daring the audience to get up and do the
dance. Eight people joined in.
Currence recently signed a record deal with
Ludacris's label, Disturbing the Peace, and Mic
Check Entertainment.
Currence was paid about $2,000 for the per-
formance, said Tonya Dawson, program coor- Juliana Jimenez/Alligator
dinator for the Center for Student Activities Rudy Currence performs at the Orange and Brew Tuesday night as
and Involvement. part of Black History Month events on campus.


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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 5


STATE

Haitian orphans get help in Fla


By NATHAN BEAM
Alligator Contributing Writer

In response to Haiti's earth-
quake, Florida is preparing
foster homes to take in Haitian
orphans by waiving homes' oc-
cupancy limitations.
In the aftermath of Port-au-
Prince's collapse, various or-
ganizations are working to get
orphaned children out of Haiti
and into a more stable environ-
ment.
"Everyone here is sleeping in
the dirt," said Kyle Shropshire,
an aid worker at an orphanage
in Bon Repos, Haiti.
"The kids are dehydrated and
almost all of them have picked
up diseases, Shropshire said.
"This is no place for a child."
Florida foster homes are
providing treatment for Hai-
tian children entering the U.S.
Children can be placed in foster


homes after going through med-
ical checks.
Debra Skipper, a foster moth-
er from Seminole County, has
already seen several Haitian
children enter the U.S.
"Everyone here is sleeping
in the dirt. The kids are
dehydrated and almost all
of them have picked up
diseases. This is no place
for a child."
Kyle Shropshire
aid worker in Bon Repos, Haiti

"They are coming to our
homes with nothing," Skipper
said. "Some don't speak Eng-
lish, and they are coming from
a totally different culture. We
are honored to help with the
children, but the challenges are
different."
Zachary Kee, a missionary


and UF graduate, was in Mes-
sailler, Haiti, during the earth-
quake. He said he has high hopes
for the Haitian children.
"I don't feel that there is any
unavoidable danger in the cul-
ture change," Kee said.
While Florida may be chang-
ing laws to enable more orphans
to come in, Skipper believes the
state could do more.
"Background checks on new
foster homes should be done
rapidly, and we should take
emergency funds from our gov-
ernment to accommodate these
actions immediately," she said.
As the extent of the damage
in Haiti becomes more clear, Kee
believes one thing is certain.
"If there is anything to do
now, it is to help those who are
most in need," he said. "This is
no time to look back while a na-
tion catches fire."
For more information, visit
dcf.state.fl.us/fostercare.


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By KATHERINE BEIN
Alligator Writer
Kbein@alligator org

A Gainesville man is facing six charges and a $92,000 bail after
an argument Tuesday that left one victim with bloodied lips.
Terrence Williams, 29, was in a fight about loud music and
punched the victim in the mouth, cutting the victim's upper and
lower lips open, police said.
A witness tried to break up the fight until Williams pulled out
a gun and pointed it at the victim, according to a
Local police report.
News The victim escaped when Williams dropped his
weapon and left in a car, police said.
Williams was found outside of Gardenia Gardens Apartments,
1700 NE Eighth Ave. Police found three semi-automatic handguns,
about 200 rounds of ammunition and a safe containing about half
a gram of marijuana in plain sight, police said.
Williams is charged with one count of aggravated assault, one
count of simple battery, two counts of possession of a firearm by a
felon, one count of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana
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6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010

Editorial

Pretty People

Florida residents hotter

than North Dakota's

Look around, boys and girls, you're surrounded by hot-
ties.
Yep, the frat guy wearing a 2007 fraternity-barbecue T-
shirt with old stains and creases and that knockout, gym-infat-
uated sweetheart with a hair-tie attempting to control her frizzy
mess of a beehive are some of the hottest in the country.
This is the cream of the crop, America. Take it or leave it.
We're not kidding. TheDailyBeast.com did a "quasi-scien-
tific" study that catalogued all 50 states plus Washington, D.C.,
which won the blue ribbon for pretty people, and analyzed how
hot the people who live there are based on past Miss America
winners, the number of models who live in the state and state-
by-state fitness data.
Hawaii, California, Connecticut and our very own Florida,
with its tank top-wearing, gym-rocking bodies, rounded off the
top five hottest states.
Maybe we at the Editorial Board are missing something, but
are we really hotter than 46 states?
We're as proud of our fellow foxy Floridians as much as
the next sexy Gator, but some of us here have even been told
we don't belong in Gainesville because our ensembles are "too
New York" or are "fit for L.A."
We're sure Gainesville Fashion Week will bring out the se-
cret Alachua County hotties like a moth to a flame and remind
us why Florida truly is one of the hottest places to live.
But until then, we're relying on our sunkissed South Beach
cuties to represent the Sunshine State.
And in the meantime, we won't be planning a trip to North
Dakota, whose entire population of 38 ranked as the ugliest
state.
Sorry, Fargo.


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Following in the foot-
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tary "Spinal Tap" and
the mockumentary "Best In
Show," the new Web show
"Bump+" gives a faux doc-
umentary treatment to a
reality show about people
choosing whether to have
an abortion.
The kicker: Characters
will make their final deci-
sions based on real com-
ments left on the videos.
Two webisodes are on
Youtube and the show's
Web site, bumptheshow.
com, with a new release ev-
ery Monday and Thursday
for the next four weeks.
The concept is strange,
and it at first seems to be
propaganda or some sick
joke. Are these people try-
ing to create situations that
prop up a side on one of


America's last remaining
deadly debates (R.I.P., Dr.
Tiller)?
Are they mocking reality
TV, ideological diehards or
both?
With a little investiga-
tion, the venture appears
to be a sincere desire to ap-
proach the deadlocked de-
bate from a novel angle.
But for now, the most
interesting part is not the
debate about abortion, but
the debate about this way
of approaching the issue.
Both abortion rights
and anti-abortion advo-
cates have denounced the
show as absurd for allow-
ing viewers to choose the
make-believe fates of pre-
tend-pregnant women.
Strange that both sides
change their tune when it
comes to real life.


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Study abroad offers
Last Wednesday, I stopped by the UF Study
Abroad fair outside of the Reitz Union to dis-
cover what options are open to me for getting
out of Gainesville and my pitiful dorm room.
This is not to say that I don't love the city of
Gainesville.
Its dramatic daily fluctuations in temperature, ruth-
less bicyclists, unclean pizzerias and great variety of lo-
cal um wildlife make it a home away from home.
I just think to truly make the best of my time here at
the university and squeeze every cent out of the rising
tuition, I need to take my studies past university walls.
You can only learn so much in a classroom setting
(even less when you are sitting in Pugh Hall's notori-
ously uncomfortable chair-desk combo).
I feel it is imperative for every college student to
study abroad at least once during their time in college,
even if it is only for a week or two.
And although they are incredibly entertaining and
informative, weekly trips to the Jersey Shore don't
count.
Yes, study abroad does cost money, but there are
plenty of scholarships, grants and free money that you
can get toward the trip.
The organizations and people offering the trips are
not going to send you over there and leave you to fend
for yourself with a passport, an atlas and an old pair of
shoes.
Plus, everyone I know who has gone on a study
abroad trip has loved it, and they have said the trip
pays for itself.
At the fair last week, I was stunned by the number
of destinations offered through UF Study Abroad. I still
have no idea where some of these trips go.


valuable experience
I dare you to locate Addis
Ababa, Ethiopia, on an unmarked
map.
ma The point is there are hundreds


Joshua Lee
letters@alligator org


of study abroad opportunities to
take advantage of.
According to a study abroad
presentation, only about 30 per-
cent of UF undergraduates study


abroad.
It is shocking that more people don't take advantage
of this opportunity.
Then again, maybe I am biased.
I have spent my entire life living in various countries
and know what the rest of the world has to offer us as
students and citizens around the world.
But as someone who grew up overseas and knows
what life is like beyond our shores, I really urge every-
one to jump at the chance to become a study abroad
scholar.
Even by watching those corny but fascinating Cisco
and IBM commercials, it becomes clear we are becom-
ing a more diverse, connected world.
To succeed in the future, one must think in an in-
ternational context and the only way to do so is look
past the blackboard or LCD screen and gain a global
perspective.
Instead of spending another semester in Gainesville,
choose to study abroad and have the best time of your
life.
My destination recommendation? Paris. Just for the
food. Bon voyage!
Joshua Lee is a political science sophomore. His column
appears every other Wednesday.


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Letters to the Editor
Unite Party has wrong kind of experience
Is the Unite Party really so desperate to
ding to power that they're gearing up the at-
tack machine this early? The letter from Josh
Winegar going at the Student Alliance party's
credentials is pretty laughable, especially
when you consider the constant scandal the
Unite Party gets into.
Winegar lauds experience, but the "expe-
rience" that the Unite Party has is experience
nobody wants wasting tens of thousands
in student fees, blocking efforts to make vot-
ing records available on the Internet and never
standing up to the administration.
And then there's the "experience" of the
Unite Party's presidential candidate of push-
ing a new multimillion-dollar student fee,
which will cost most students more than a
hundred dollars per year in the middle of a gi-
ant recession.
I'm choosing the Student Alliance party.
Jordan Greenberg
3EG
M E N

Student Alliance party has plenty of
experience
Josh Winegar's letter in Tuesday's Alliga-
tor was very interesting. Apparently, Josh has
a different definition of experience than you
and I do.
Ben Cavataro served two terms in the Stu-
dent Senate, winning both elections by sub-
stantial margins. His legislation cut thousands
in Student Government waste and returned
that money to student organizations.
While at the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, Sagar Sane led the school's
speakers bureau and worked to establish its $2
million endowment.
Rafael Yaniz has worked with SG Finance
as a treasurer and president of Gators for Israel


and as the external chief of staff to the current
Student Body president. Sounds like good ex-
perience to me.
I guess what counts for Josh is a little dif-
ferent, as the Unite Party candidates are very
experienced too, in a different way.
The Unite Party presidential candidate,
Ashton Charles, lost her first Senate election
and only got into Senate after being appoint-
ed as a replacement senator. The committee
that appointed her was the subject of a scan-
dal when it was revealed that the committee
chose illegally who would get positions before
conducting interviews, a classic case of politi-
cal patronage.
So after entering Senate through favoritism
instead of popular vote, it's not a surprise that
she is the leader of the Unite Party's effort to
impose a new Reitz Union fee on the Student
Body without even so much as a referendum.
Josh is right about one thing. The Student
Alliance party candidates are lacking experi-
ence in one aspect of SG a history of corrup-
tion and mediocrity. So much for a "positive
new direction."
Mark McShera
4LS
M E N

Student Alliance party has qualified
candidates
In Tuesday's Alligator, I was disappointed
to read Josh Winegar's letter, which tried to
question the qualifications of the Student Al-
liance party's executive slate. Winegar's letter
was littered with inaccuracies, and I am upset
the other side had to result to unfair attacks
this early in the campaign. While Winegar's
letter somehow failed to mention his member-
ship in the Unite Party, I will clearly state that I
am part of the Student Alliance party, and will
do my best to set the record straight.


Ben Cavataro, our candidate for Student
Body president, has served for two years in
the Student Senate. In this position, he au-
thored dozens of bills, many of which have
been passed into law. His record surpasses
that of every other student senator at this uni-
versity, and people on both sides of the aisle
have long respected Cavataro as a leader in
Student Government.
Cavataro is the president of the statewide
Florida College Democrats. In this role, he
manages constituent groups from 20 cam-
puses across the state and presiding over an
organization with thousands of members.
Sagar Sane, our candidate for Student Body
vice president, is a UF graduate student with a
strong record of leadership experience. At The
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Sane both founded and led the Distinguished
Speakers Series, an agency equivalent to Ac-
cent. In this position, he managed a full-time
staff and was an integral part of SG program-
ming. Not only did he run one of the largest
parts of the UNC cabinet, but he also started a
multimillion dollar endowment to fund their
speakers at no cost to students.
Rafael Yaniz, who is running for Student
Body treasurer, is also immensely qualified
for office. As treasurer and then president of
Gators for Israel, Yaniz managed more than
$39,000 and managed more than $20,000 in
fundraising for a successful congressional
campaign. He also served within the executive
branch as the Student Body president's exter-
nal chief of staff (not "assistant," as Winegar
would like you to believe). In this role, Yaniz
has already worked with UF's administration,
taking a stand on key issues.
The majority party likes to talk about "expe-
rience," and looking in from the outside, their
candidates do indeed look qualified. Ashton
Charles is president of the Senate. Marcus Dix-
on works in Cabinet. Virlany Taboada is the


budget chair. But what have they really done
in these roles? Charles wrote and sponsored
the resolution that endorsed creating a Reitz
Union fee without a student vote. Dixon was a
part of SG's wasteful and bloated bureaucracy,
which contains almost three times more posi-
tions than the entire U.S. Cabinet. Taboada led
the least effective budget committee since I've
been a student at UF, authoring budgets con-
taining tens of thousands in unnecessary perks
and $1 million in wasteful spending.
Jonathan Ossip
Student Alliance party senator
M E N

Cultural events should spark discussion
The picture highlighting the "Islam Fair"
on campus was a stark reminder that although
at times what we hold in common such as
enjoying delicious food may bring us to-
gether, our differences keep us apart. Here we
see an attempt to bring Islam to the non-Islam-
ic world, and a photo portraying two women
with faces peeking out from behind elaborate
head wraps. While it is pleasant to enjoy the
food and other positive aspects of other cul-
tures, such as song, dance and philanthropy,
we must not forget our critical thinking skills.
Human cultural practices differ significantly,
and we must identify these differences if we
are to embrace our free will. The photo raises
several important questions we ought to ask:
Why are these women dressed this way? How
would they be treated in their culture if they
chose to dress differently? In countries where
Islamic cultural-religious practices dominate,
how are free speech and artistic issues treated?
Human rights? Are religious and cultural tol-
erance encouraged in predominately Muslim
countries?
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By MARIA FARIAS
Alligator Contributor

Ed Watts showed up at Lilly Springs about 24 years
ago and found the place covered in garbage.
He met one of the owners and asked if he could clean
the spring.
"I'm a skinny dipper," Watts recalled saying to the
owner.
"No problem," the owner responded.
From then on, Watts has been the caretaker of Lilly
Springs on the Santa Fe River.
Watts is a local celebrity around North Florida and
has acquired the nicknames "Naked Ed" and "The Wild
Man of Lilly Springs."
He even has his own beer, Naked Ed's Pale Ale,
which is sold at the Great Outdoors Restaurant in High
Springs.Watts spends most of his day sitting beside a
hut he built, entertaining canoers who pass by the spring
to use the restroom he built.
Watts spent most of his childhood in a hospital


because he was born with a broken leg. But his brittle
bones don't stop him from caring for the spring.
"I've never been married. I never had kids. I tell peo-
ple this spring is my wife and my kids because I think I
love this spring about as much as anybody loves their
wife, their kids," Naked Ed said.


Maria Farias / Alligator

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT:

Watts washes himself in the cool
waters of Lilly Springs. The spring
produces 20 million gallons of
water each day and maintains a
constant 72 degrees.

Watts touches a necklace given
to him by a close friend.

Naked Ed swims in the waters of
Lily Springs nude. A sign at the
springs reads, "God made my
swimsuit. If you check the label
on yours, it was probably made
in some other country and sold to
you by Wal-mart." When visitors
come, Watts dons a loin cloth

Watts cleans out a homemade
grill on the banks of Lilly Springs
in preparation of visitors.

Watts stands behind one of the
many signs that decorate the
spring. He is locally famous for
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 9


SG safety agency broadens


SENATE, from page 1
Mastrodicasa said the issues
presented by the senators will
be brought to the attention of
the Public Safety Committee
during the meeting on Feb. 22.
Senators shared their stories
about inconsistent and outra-
geous cab fares they have been
required to pay.
"We are in the business
of making good policy,
but we often don't know
what's going on on the
street."
Jeanna Mastrodicasa
Gainesville City Commissioner
and UF Assistant Vice Presi-
dent for Student Affairs

Senators also unanimously
passed a bill changing the name
and expanding the duties of an
SG agency called Acting Against
Rape: Every Student's Taskforce
(AAREST), now called the Gator
Health and Safety Agency.
Charles said the agency pre-
viously focused on sexual as-
sault prevention but will now
deal with other safety and
health issues.
"It's essentially a name
change, broadening it more to
be able to represent the students
more effectively," she said.
Jillian Rogers, AAREST ex-


ecutive director, said the agency
plans to work harder to educate
students about other health is-
sues such as nutrition, stress
management and prevention of
sexually transmitted diseases.
Charles said the organization


scope, focus
will also act as a liaison between
health- and safety-related orga-
nizations, such as Gator Well.
The director of the Gator
Health and Safety Agency will
be able to bring these organize
tions together.


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Upscale 2/2*3/3*4/4
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1BRs from $550 2BRs from $600
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Studios from $499, 1s from $575
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371.7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-21-09-71-2

* Check out our apartments. Priced from
$400-$525. Close to shopping & university.
* Also 3BR/2BA house available. $900/mo.
No section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-21-
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FOX HOLLOW
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ASK ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN SPECIAL
7301 W Univ Ave
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-2
352-332-3199
www.cmcapt.com/foxhollow
4-21-09-71-2

WALK & BIKE TO UF
01 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


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

1Bdrm 1 bath apt, w/ full kitchen, and pri-
vate gated court yard $450/mo. Great loca-
tion @ 3320 SW 23rd Street. On bus routes,
close to most everything. 352 377-2150 or
paloverde3320@yahoo.com 2-19-10-75-2


PET'S PARADISE
$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-5-10-
62-2

1, 2, 3 BR's WE'VE GOT IT ALL!
1/1 from $589 2/2 from $649
3/2 from $769 Washer/Dryers
Free Tanning Fitness Pool Pets Loved!
Tennis*1 mile to UF*Huge Laundry Facilities
377-7401 www.biketouf.com
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* 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE
7209 SW 45th PI. $600/mo
No pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 2-3-10-
38-2

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






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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
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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
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WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office. 2BR $540;
1BR $465. Call for daily specials. 352-335-
0420 3-31-10-58-2


SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St. near post office. 1BR $490;
2BR $590 Call for daily specials 352-335-
0420 3-31-10-58-2


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$199 Move-In Special
$500-$700 2 bed/1 bath
Walking distance to UF and downtown
800-805-7379 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 2/14/10)
Please Hurry.... Only A Few Units Avail!
(We speak Spanish) 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


Each Category winner will recieve flowers and candy.
In addition, the Judge's Choice, picked from those win-
ners, will also win dinner for two and theater tickets.


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 2-5-10-
21-2

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


*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2BR/2BA Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile
floor, W/D in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate.
239-250-6149 2-12-10-25-2


One Block to UF:2/2.5 bath townhouse. W/D,
Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, wood floors,
ceiling fans, GUARANTEED Parking call
Todd at 514-4915, VERY Nice townhouse
2-26-10-33-2


AVAILABLE AUGUST 1st Nice large
4BR/2BA house. Big bedrooms, big living rm.
W/D provided, game rm $1425/mo. 2100 NW
8th Court. Call for directions. Pets ok, fenced
yard. Other houses available 352-339-2342
2-5-10-18-2

** Across From UF **
Closest Luxury Apartments to Classes
2BR / 2BA Starting @ $1075
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111 4-21-
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* One Month Free and $40 Moves you In!!
Pine Rush Villas Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
1/1 $499 2/1 $639
Near UF and Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2
* 1st Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Homestead Apts Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
2/1 from $599 2/2 from $699
Additional $200 off next month
SW Archer Rd. Area
Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com
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Sunrise Villas Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
1/1 $509 Additional $200 off the next month.
NO APP FEE. Near UF, Shands and VA
Ph.372-4835 www.gremco.com
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* 1st Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Courtney Greens Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
Totally Renovated 1/1 $599
Near Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com
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* One Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Villas at Ashton Square
Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
2/2 $719 3/2 $849
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Summer Place Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
1/1 $519
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* 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
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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

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

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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
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"-'1 For Rent
unfurnished

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

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

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

***HOUSE 4BR/2BA***
Available 8/1. Lovely, remodeled. W/D. Bike
to UF. No pets. 3532 NW 7th Ave. $1400/
mo. 373-1558, 246-8645, or 256-8370 2-9-
10-10-2

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

AVAILABLE AUG 1. Clean nice 4BR/2BA
house, privacy fenced backyard, pets ok,
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
Kathie at 378-3082 2-9-10-7-2

Near Campus. 1/1 Cute with Washer/Dryer
and Dishwasher. Safe. Second floor of
Tumbling Creek on SW 9th st. Pets w/ de-
posit. First and $500 Security Deposit to
move in. Call 352-375-7030. 2-11-10-8-2

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 3-31-37-2


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**A Place in the Sun**
Walk/Bike to UF
Big 3 bd/ 1 ba
New Kitchen / Huge Yard
Must See, $1,500/mo
352-375-8256
4-21-52-2

**Sorority Row Area**
Historic 3 bd/2 ba
Completely Remodeled
W/D inc. Spiral Staircase
Walk to Class, $1,500/mo
352-375-8256
4-21-52-2

**8 Blocks to UF**
Great Deal on Large Upstairs
2 bd/ 1 ba Hardwood Floors
Save Money @ $750/mo
352-375-8256
4-21-52-2

*Walk to Class & Stadium*
2/1, W/D, Granite Countertops
Hardwood Floors & Fireplace
Huge Bedrooms,Covered parking
$1300/mo
352-375-8256
4-21-52-2

**Large 5 Bedrm House**
1 full & 3-1/2 baths
Plant Atriums, Unique floorplan, W/D
Plenty of Parking, 8 blocks N of UF
$2,500/mo 352-375-8256
4-21-52-2


2 BLKS TO NORMAN HALL!
2BR 1 BA Apts $600/Mo
5 BIks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
829 Sw 5th Avenue.
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 2-12-1


2BR 1BA, Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. 1 BLK to UF $600/Mo
216 SW 12th St.. Call
Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494 x10
2-12-10-9-2

2901 NW 14th Street
1BR 1 BA Apt Near Sams
Club. Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. Inclds Wtr, Swg,
pst control and garbage. $425/Mo
Rental Refs a must! Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 2-12-10-9-2

3BR 1.5 BA Home off NW 16th
Ave. Tile Floors, Laundry Hkups,
Central H & Air. $750/Mo
319 NW 16th Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x10 2-12-10-9-2

WOODBURY ROW LUXURY HOMES
Walk to UF/Sorority Row 4bd/4.5ba
3 stories w/ 4 master suites. w/d incl.
Near corner of SW 5th Ave & SW 12th St
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2

LEASING NOW FOR FALL
Many properties avail near campus.
1,2,3,4,&5 bedrooms!!
www.rentgainesville.com
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2

5 BD 4 BA Home for Rent
2521 SW Williston Road
Huge home on a large lot.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2

2BD 1 BA WALK TO UF
Charming Quad near AGH
1005 SW 3rd Ave
Hardwood floors & parking
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-21-10-36-2

3 &4 BD WALK TO UF
We have Homes near
Sorority Row & Stadium!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-21-10-36-2


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NEWLY REMODELED
Chelsea Lane Apts!
Close to UF & on Bus Route
W/D incl. Call today
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.chelsealaneapartments.com
4-21-10-36-2

3BD/3BA Homes Near UF
Washer/Dryer incl. $1,200/mo
Newer homes/ limited avail.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2

1 BDs Near UF
Starting at $375/mo!
Reserve now for Fall
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2

University Terrace West
4BD/BA Individual Leases
$350/mo w/d incl. Call
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2

***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
2-26-18-2

$100 OFF 1st MONTH RENT. 2 BR/1BA
Phoenix apt. 1 mile to campus and Shands.
W/D conn. Fenced yard. $500sec., $495/
month. 3120 SW 26th Way Unit A. 562-2782
or 514-6869 if interested. 2-23-15-2


A MUST SEE! 2/1 across the street from
Shands/VA. Walk/bike/bus to class/work.
New appliances/flooring. Low utilities. $700/
month. Call Tim to see- 352-843-0220.
2-26-18-2

2BR/1BA cent heat mobile home. Shady lot.
0-9-2 From $300 $450/mo incl water. No pets.
4546 NW 13th Street. 376-5887 3-2-20-2


1 BR apt. for rent off Tower Rd. $385/mo. We
accept Section 8. We will pay you $500 cash
back for 1 year lease on Section 8. 352-498-
3035 3-2-10-20-2







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month including utilities. 4/4 with only 2 cur-
rent roommates. 2 Bus stops within the com-
munity, 2 pools, 2 basketball courts, gym,
tanning center. 305-798-8303 2-5-10-7-3

Summer Sublease
7 blocks from campus
$500 per month, utilities included
fully furnished
678-315-0500 2-11-10-3

Cabana Beach Sublease $300/month fur-
nished, private bath, including utilities. 4/4
with 2 current male roommates. W/D in unit,
24 hourfitness, lagoon pool. Available imme-
diately. 352-870-6231 2-9-5-3

1BR available in 2BR/1BA
University Commons, 3rd Floor, pool view.
Share with male student. $400/mo + $30 util.
3 month lease May, June, July. Furnished +
W/D. Call 863-381-1161 2-9-10-5-3


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

1BR/1BA or 2BR/2BA avail now
for responsible mature individual. $400-$800/
mo OBO + utils. Brandywine on Archer Rd.
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 2-9-
10-56-4


Enjoy A Romantic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
2-12-10-18-4

Mill Pond/Gainesville Health & Fitness!!
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

Female seeks roommate for 4/2.5 town-
house, cricket club, all included, no pets,
$400 954-557-4769 3-4-10-30-4

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

A must see! Share a 2/1 across the street
from Shands/VA. Walk/bike/bus to class/
work. New appliances/flooring. Low utilities.
$350/month. Call Tim to see- 352-843-0220.
2-26-18-4


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

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 Financing
$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
Westside/owner finance
352.378.4411


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BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
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CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
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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
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SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
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$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


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**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
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4-21-71-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
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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


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Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops
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Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-21-10-69-7

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2-26-10-34-7

Gator Computer Solutions, Inc. On-Site
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20-7

NDNLogic Custom Software Development
Every Problem has a Solution!
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UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
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71-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
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Students can rent to own!
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FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS 0
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CARS CARS Buy6SellOTrade
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CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-21-71-12

**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
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4-21-71-12

I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
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2-26-09-95-12

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Cash vehicles $1000 and up.
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96 Mits Galant $1999 cash
01 Kia Optima $1999 cash
96 Chevy Blazer $1999 cash
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92 Plymouth Van $699 cash
94 Chevy 1500 $999 cash
92 Nissan Stanza $1499 cash
98 Pontiac Grand Am $1499 cash
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96 Kia Sephia $999 cash
98 Chrysler Cirrus $999 cash
96 Chevy Cavalier $1499 cash
92 Honda Accord $1499 cash
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96 Chevy Astro Van $1900
98 Ford Explorer $1900
97 Mits Diamonte $1999
94 Toyota Camry $1499
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98 Ford Contour $2500
98 Dodge Ram $2900
98 Pontiac Transport $2900
99 Saturn $2900
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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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Sun City Auto Sales
60 Day pay off
On cash vehicles
Pay off time negotiable
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2003 Honda Civic, 79k, $8999CASH
2003 Honda Civic, 69k, $8999 CASH
2002 Honda Odysee, 117k, $6999 CASH
2005 Chevy Monte Carlo, 43k, $9999 CASH
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

2005 Nissan Altima, 94k, $9999 CASH
2006 Suzuki Aerio, 54k, $8999 CASH
2001 Nissan Altima, 99k, $5999 CASH
2003 Jaguar, 95k, $8999 CASH
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

2002 Toyota Camry, 76k $8999 CASH
2004 Toyota Corolla, 111k $7999 CASH
1999 Toyota Sienna, 135k $5999 CASH
2002 Toyota Corolla, 68k $6999 CASH
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring W2 and drive home today!
352-338-1999 4-21-55-12

Toyota Corolla 1990 automatic 4-door, 246K
miles, radio, AC, heat, well maintained, lo-
cal only, $2,000 cash, jbramb@gmail.com.
2-5-10-3-12


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-21-
71-13

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
forgold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090
4-21-71-13


The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Flexible schedule.
Training and liability insurance provided.
Please call
352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested.

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and
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LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HELP ME
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5-13

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advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings or investing
money.

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PT Sales /Leasing Agents Needed
Help students find their new apartment!
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outgoing personality required. No real estate
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Summer Jobs
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Co-ed camp
Room and Board included

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
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Linux Administrator
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Customer Sales/Service
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Scholarships/Internships
No experience Needed
Conditions apply,

CALL 352-371-9675
2-16-20-14


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/ Costume models $50 hr.+ to start, South
FL. Call 954-593-8120 No exp. req. Will
train, Full career support, Safe & legal,Sexy
only pls. (954)593-8120 for more info.
2-5-10-12-14

LATE NIGHT DRIVERS
$15-$17/hr 10pm 4am.
Apply @ gatordominos.com 4-21-10-60-14

TECHNICIANS NEEDED
FOR INDEPENDENT FILM
Exp in audiovisual work. Salary negotiable,
based on exp. 386-454-7170, 352-316-5642
2-8-10-10-14

Quality child caring center is looking for dedi-
cated people who love working with children.
FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA
in education. Benefits available with FT. Call
377-2290 or 373-1481 2-9-10-10-14

Gator Tail Dancers

Entertainment

352/672/1892 2-23-10-20-14

UF PROFESSOR SEEKS ENERGETIC,
KIND PERSON TO SPEND QUALITY
TIME WORKING WITH OUR 16 YR OLD
SON WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. FLEXIBLE
HOURS/GREAT PAY AND SUPPORTIVE
FAMILY! (352)376-9706 2-3-5-14

FARAHS ON THE AVENUE
Now hiring exp waitrons. FT/PT. No calls.
Apply 1120W. Univ. Ave. Mon-Thurs 2-4pm.
2-5-5-14

PAID ON-CAMERA MODELS
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relaxation/meditation sessions. $20 paid
per 1 hour broadcast. G-rated, 18+ plz
email now to apply starcasts@yahoo.com
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BARTENDER OPENINGS
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Will train. Call now 352-678-5246 2-26-10-
20-14

No jobs available, but we buy LPs, CDs &
DVDs. (And we sell them, too!)
Hear Again Music and Movies
201 SE 2nd Ave. (Suite 105), 32601
352-373-1800
2-26-19-14

Camp Counselors, male & female, needed
for great overnight camps in the mountains
of PA. Have a fun summer while working with
children in the outdoors. Teach/assist with
water sports, ropes course, media, archery,
gymnastics, environmental ed, & much more.
Office, Nanny, & Kitchen positions also avail-
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4-21-10-52-14

NOW HIRING WAITSTAFF
with experience. No calls. Apply at 7038 NW
10th Place between 2 & 4pm in person,
LaFiesta behind Red Lobster. 2-8-10-5-14

Marketing/Sales Coordinator. Local educa-
tional book publisher seeks experienced self-
starter to coordinate marketing, conferences,
and sales. Full-time, benefits, competitive
salary. Details: jgraddy@maupinhouse.com.
2-9-10-5-14


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-21-71-15


EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen &jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
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All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
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*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-21-71-18


WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255
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FL Seller of Travel Reg No 35585
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Kayak Rentals, Manatee Tours
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Sports
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010


UF must put tough loss behind it

* GATORS FACE ALABAMA
ON THURSDAY.

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@allgator org

As hard as they are to forget,
Billy Donovan doesn't want his
players dwelling on the contested
jumper Scotty Hopson drained or
the way Alex Tyus' last-second
shot rolled off the rim.
Florida will look to refocus in
practice before traveling to Ala-
bama on Thursday and hosting
Mississippi State on Saturday.
"Through all that, we still
had the final shot and
a very good shot to win.
Those little things do play a
part, but we still should've
won, despite everything."
Erving Walker
sophomore point guard


UF has to let go of its crush-
ing 61-60 loss to Tennessee before
moving forward.
"No one's got any control once
the ball leaves Alex's hands. No
one had any control once the ball
left Hopson's hands," Donovan
said. "But we do have control
over how we screen, how we get
back, how we defend, how we
block out.
"Those are the things we need
to try to look at, making sure our
focus is on things we have some
level of control over."


UF coach Billy Donovan and the Gators will try to forget about their
tough loss to Tennessee as they prepare for their upcoming games.
That hasn't proven to be easy cent from three-point range, com-
for UF after such a heartbreaking mitting 17 turnovers and getting
defeat. outrebounded 41-32.
The Gators will remember "Through all that, we still had
they had a chance to win at the the final shot and a very good
end of the game against the Vol-
unteers despite shooting 25 per- SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Bigger is not always better when it comes to defensive tackle prospects


ust because Sharrif Floyd is
the top-rated defensive tack-
le, according to Rivals.com,
doesn't mean it is a sure thing he
will succeed in college.
At a lot of other positions, the
top-rated guy is almost always
a can't-miss type of player, but
defensive tackle has not always
been the case.
Since 2002, only five out of the
20 defensive tackles that were
given a five-star ranking have
made significant impacts. To be
fair, I won't rule out last year's


five five-star recruits, including
UF's Gary Brown, but he defi-
nitely did not get out to a good
start by having to redshirt his
first season.
By comparison, 14 out of the
27 five-star running backs ex-
celled in college, and two of the
three from the 2009 class already
made a difference for their teams
in their first season Alabama's
Trent Richardson and Tennes-
see's Bryce Brown.
Twelve of those five-star de-
fensive tackle prospects weighed


at least 300
pounds,
which is
probably
the reason
Bobby Calloviwhy these
guys don't
Bobby's World pan out at
bca IlIovi@a Iligator org
the college
level.
In high school, not many of-
fensive linemen are more than
250 pounds.
Heck, I was forced to play line
my senior year of high school due


to lack of talent and size. Also,
my team switched to the Wing-
T with pulling guards that lead
block most plays and because I
played fullback, I was a prime
candidate to make the switch.
I weighed 185 pounds, and
one game I had to go up against
one of the those highly recruited
300-pounders, Rivals.com's No.
12 defensive tackle prospect for
the 2006 class Kendrick Ellis -
things did not go well for me that
game.
With a huge size advantage,


those big fattys can move most
high school offensive linemen
without much trouble and look
like a monster on film.
They never really have to
develop rush moves, use their
hands or, most importantly, the
ability to fight in the trenches.
And forget about learning
to stop the run. Because of their
size, it is nearly impossible to
move them without at least a
double team, and even then it's
hard to get them out of the run-
SEE BOBBY, PAGE 19


E Today is one of my favorite days of the year. Even though all the recruiting is *Ashanee Dickerson has again U Jeremy Postin was named the SEC Male
over, I still enjoy the chaos that ensues on National Signing Day. Here's to hoping been named SEC Freshman Gym- Freshman of the Week for his performance
for another Kevin Hart. ... Jets coach Rex Ryan was fined $50,000 for flipping nast of the Week. This is the third- in the weight throw. Senior Shara Proctor
the bird to some Dolphins fans at an MMA event. Although he has apologized, I straight week Dickerson has won earned SEC Female Field Athlete of the
doubt this will be the last time he flicks off some Miami fans. the honor. Week after breaking UF's long-jump record.


Gators show rust


in first tourney
By MATT RUBIN
Alligator Writer

It appears the Florida men's golf team needs to get
back into competitive form.
In the No. 3 Gators' first tournament of the spring
season, they came into the Arizona Invitational with the
highest ranking of the 14 teams competing. But UF's rank-
ing didn't mean anything in Tucson, Ariz., as it concluded
the 54-hole event with a fourth-place finish Tuesday.
"The one thing I can say about our team is that they
are consistent," UF coach Buddy Alexander said. "Again,
they didn't play very well based on the fact that the course
was sitting there waiting for them. There was no wind, the
greens were not firm and the scoring condi-
S tions were great."
S iThe Gators (281-279-279, -13) finished 16
strokes behind winner California (269-274-
Golf 280, -29), 15 back from Arizona (279-271-274,
-28) and only one behind Fresno State (284-
273-281, -14).
"We were in a warm weather area and we've been get-
ting as much practice as anyone," Alexander said. "There
wasn't a lot of rust but maybe a little bit of competitive
rust."
Leading the Gators was senior Tim McKenney. After
finishing Monday's first two rounds tied for 18th place
at -2, McKenney (68-72-67, -6) shot -4 in the final round
Tuesday to finish the tournament tied for seventh. In his
final 18 holes, McKenney had four birdies and no bogeys.
Freshman Tommy Mou (69-70-70, -4) finished tied for
11th competing as an individual in his first collegiate
event. Mou's final round included six birdies, one bogey
and two double bogeys. Mou birdied or better on the 2nd,
5th and 18th hole all three rounds.
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BOBBY, from page 17


ning lanes.
High school football is so easy for most
of these guys that it is a rude awakening
when they do get to college and have to go
against guys their size.
Most of them have to learn technique,
get in shape and get faster.
That takes a lot of time and often that
defensive tackle that was expected to
make an immediate impact is stuck in lim-
bo for a few years trying to develop into
a college-level defensive tackle and earn a


starting job.
On the other side of the spectrum, those
players that aren't as big coming out of
high school who often get written off as
too small to play inside and to slow to play
on the edge are the ones who can emerge
as great defensive tackles in college and
then in the NFL.
Someone smaller anything 275
pounds or less is going to have to work
hard on almost every snap to make a dif-
ference in high school.
They don't have such a big weight ad-
vantage that they can just toss offensive
linemen around.


They have to rely on being quicker oft
the snap, using their hands well to beat
their blocker and toughing out their op-
ponents.
When these smaller players get to col-
lege, they usually have a lot of the tech-
niques down and are in good shape for a
defensive tackle.
All they have to do is put on some
weight, which is not a problem once they
get put on a diet plan by the team's nutri-
tionist.
With fewer things to fix when they get
to college, the smaller linemen can get on


the field quicker.
At 310 pounds, Floyd has history going
against him before he even steps on the
field for the Gators.
Florida does have a guy in its class that
is my ideal candidate for a great defensive
tackle.
Dominique Easley is the No. 2 prospect
at the position, weighs only 258 pounds
and runs a 4.7 40-yard dash.
After throwing on 20-30 pounds, which
he could do by the time he arrives at UF in
the fall, Easley's going to be a force inside
for the Gators.


Donovan agrees with expanding field


HOOPS, from page 17


shot to win," sophomore point guard Erv-
ing Walker said. "Those little things do play
a part, but we still should've won, despite
everything."
UF experienced the thrill of the last-sec-
ond victory thanks to Chandler Parsons'
buzzer-beaters against N.C. State and South
Carolina, and Donovan reminded his play-
ers at the time that they were one shot away
from the emotional low they are now fac-
ing.
Much like he tried to keep his team
grounded following the exciting wins, Don-
ovan is working to make sure UF doesn't
overreact to the loss to Tennessee.
"We can't have it both ways right now,"
Donovan said. "We can't be all down in the
dumps because we lost on a last-second play
then all of a sudden we're exuberant, exhila-
rated and jumping up and down. I don't
think that's right."
DONOVAN IN FAVOR OF TOURNA-
MENT EXPANSION: A day after reports
surfaced about the NCAA Tournament po-
tentially expanding to a 96-team field, Don-
ovan weighed in on the subject, expressing


his approval.
"I think it's always a good thing to have
more opportunities for more people," Don-
ovan said. "I felt bad for our kids the last
couple of years. You're right there a game
or two away from maybe being in and then
they don't get a chance to go."
SportsByBrooks.com initially reported
the expansion as being a "done deal," ac-
cording to ESPN and an administrator of an
NCAA school, but NCAA
S senior vice president Greg
Shaheen told FOXSports.
com that no decisions have
ien's been made, adding, "Noth-
Basketball ing is a done deal."
The NCAA could opt
out of its 11-year, $6 billion contract with
CBS after this season, and doing so would
create the possibility of a new broadcaster
carrying the expanded tournament.
"I always think that it's better to include
more. That's just been me," Donovan said.
"How all that works and how much longer
is the tournament and how many weeks
they've got to add I don't know all that.
But I think every college coach would be the
same way."


McCumber finished 18 over par


GOLF, from page 17


"I was more excited for Tommy
than the team or anyone else," Al-
exander said. "Unfortunately he
double bogeyed in his last round
or else he would have finished in
the top 10. It's pretty obvious he's
getting better."
Senior Tyson Alexander and ju-
nior Andres Echavarria both tied
for 16th at -3. Alexander (70-69-71)
shot even par in the final round
while Echavarria (72-70-68), who
started the last round at even par,
shot -3 on Tuesday.
Junior Bank Vongvanij (71-68-
75, +1) finished alone in 32nd place
while freshman Tyler McCumber
(77-81-73, +18) tied for 66th.
Although McCumber had the
most trouble with the course over
the two-day event, he was the most
improved Gator on Tuesday after


taking eight less shots than he did
in the second round.
"I was more excited for
Tommy than the team or
anyone else. Unfortunately
he double bogeyed in his
last round or else he would
have finished in the top 10.
It's pretty obvious he's get-
ting better."
Buddy Alexander
UF golf coach

"If you look at our last four
tournaments, we haven't played
poorly, but we haven't played
our best," coach Alexander said.
"I might be willing to sacrifice a
little consistency for some extraor-
dinary. I think we can do a little
better."






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Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
UF freshman Marissa King is transitioning to college gymnastics after spending the
previous two years competing in international competition for Great Britain.


King adjust

* SHE IS RANKED IN THE NATION'S
TOP 20 IN THE ALL-AROUND.

By TOM GREEN
Alligator Writer

A lot of the attention early in this season
has been on freshman Ashande Dickerson,
but another young gymnast has started
to make a name for herself for the No. 3
Gators.
Freshman Marissa King is coming off
her best all-around performance of the sea-
son, scoring a 39.2 against LSU last week.
Even though she has excelled early on,
she is still adjusting to collegiate gymnas-
tics.
Before enrolling at UF this semester,
King was an Olympian for Great Britain at
the 2008 Beijing Games and also competed
at the 2009 World Championships in Octo-
ber.
UF coach Rhonda Faehn said the ongo-
ing transition King is making to college-
level gymnastics is a challenge.
Faehn added the gymnasts don't show
much emotion and are focused on the skills
at the elite level, compared to now having
to learn how to perform for the crowd and
judges.
"I'm getting used to it, slowly but sure-
ly," King said. "The more competitions you
do, the more confident you get and more
experience you gain in the college-side of
gymnastics."
Against LSU, King showed off her abil-
ity to work the judges and feed off the large


ng to college
crowd, as she scored a 9.85 on the floor, an
event where high-energy routines can earn
a gymnast a better score.
Faehn said King has also learned to show
the emotion that international competition
lacks as well as how to love the sport and
enjoy doing it.
After Friday's meet, Faehn said King
told her it was the most fun she had in her
entire life.
Not only is she having fun, but King
has shown a definite improvement and has
become more aggressive in her routines as
the season has progressed, according to
Faehn.
The college atmosphere has helped the
freshman adjust to the NCAA competi-
tion.
She compared the home crowd against
LSU to the audience she competed in front
of at the 2009 World Championships in
London.
That support, combined with the bond
she has made with her teammates, has
translated nicely for the freshman so far
this season.
Despite the challenge of the transition,
King is currently ranked among the top-
20 all-around gymnasts in the nation this
year, with an average of 39.125 good for
19th.
Faehn, however, knows King is just be-
ginning to scratch the surface.
"I've said this a few times, but she has
the potential to be a great all-around gym-
nast," Faehn said. "She just has this un-
tapped potential, but has to learn how to
harness her power."


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