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VOLUME 105 ISSUE 1 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida The Alligator gets a long-awaited makeoverTurn to pages 24-25 to learn more. City Commission repeals soup kitchen meal limitThree-hour window approved for serving, pg 14. WELCOME BACK 93 /75Goo Goo Dolls slated to play at the event in Novemeber, pg. 4. On Saturday, Florida coach Will Muschamp backed an assistant who was named in a Yahoo! Sports report concerning jailed UM booster Nevin Shapiro. See Story, Page 32 ELIZABETH BEHRMAN Alligator Staff Writer Students will once again be able to catch a break on their textbook expenses for one day this fall. Student Government is partnering with the UF Bookstore in the Reitz Union to bring back Discount Day, or Sales Tax Relief Day. Students will be exempt from paying the sales tax on textbooks bought in store Aug. 22. This will be the third Sales Tax Relief Day in three years, and Student Body President Ben Meyers said he really wants to see students take advantage of the discount. Were really trying to boost it up this year, he said. The main goal right now is to make students aware of the event. Meyers said the discount applies only on Aug. 22 and only in-store. While it only applies to textbooks, he said he is working with Reitz Union Business Services and the UF Bookstore to extend the exemption to school supplies. The day would not be possible without the help of the two groups, he said. realize what a service it is for students, Meyers said. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 READERS GUIDE 24 CLASSIFIEDS 15 CROSSWORD 19 SPORTS 23 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff UF freshman Christina Lynch, left, purchases a textbook at the UF Bookstore inside the Reitz Union on Thursday afternoon. Students get textbook tax break today THERE IS NOW MORE SEATING. ERIN JESTER Alligator Writer The Stephen C. OConnell Center received a $900,000 facelift this summer that was unveiled to the public Saturday at UFs Football and Volleyball Fan Day. David Lucier, assistant director of the OConnell Center, said the largest renovation was the seating. Motors on the bleachers were wearing moved and replaced with new bleachers. Other changes included a handrail encircling the lower bowl that was added to comply with safety codes and a fresh coat of paint for the outside of the building. I think its going to be a huge improvement to the building, Lucier said. The fans are going to like it. One such fan is Dillon Harrison, 36, who graduated from UF in 1996. Harrison traveled from the Jacksonville area to attend the event. He said he liked the look of the new bleachers in the lower bowl of the building. Compared to when I was here, it looks a lot better, he said. Work on the OConnell Center began in mid-May and ended in the beginning of July. Commencement ceremonies and a Jehovahs Witness conference were held OConnell Center debuts $900,000 renovationADMINISTRATION JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writer For the the third straight year, the cost of tuition for UF students is increasing by 15 percent this fall. The increase was approved by the UF Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors, the state university systems governing body, in June. The measure will raise $26 million in the revenue will help keep the quality of education high for a university that has years. State legislators approved an 8-percent increase in tuition in the spring. Each state university has the power to raise tuition another 7 percent, bringing the total increase to 15 percent. At the June Trustees meeting, UF President Bernie Machen also addressed nancial aid an issue Student Body President Ben Meyers wanted resolved before supporting the tuition increase. In addition to the tuition increase, the state is now requiring additional documentation before dispersing Bright Futures awards. All students eligible for the Bright Futures Scholarship funds must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, before aid is dispersed. The state is requiring the paperwork to collect data on the population of students who received the scholarships and the students families. Tuition raised 15 percent as state budget cuts loom SEE TUITION, PAGE 14Machen SEE ODOME, PAGE 14

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News Today Subscription Rates: One Semester (Fall or Spring) $18 Summer Semester $10 Two Semesters (Fall or Spring) $35 Full Year (All Semesters) $40The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 106 ISSUE 1 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 TODAYFORECASTTHUNDER STORMS 93/75 THUNDER STORMS 93/74 THUNDER STORMS 90/74 THUNDER STORMS 87/75 RAIN 83/76 FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY WHATS HAPPENINGGator Growl Tickets Go on Sale Today Student tickets can be purchased online at www.gatorzone.com, at Gate 13 at the stadium. The general public can also buy tickets at ticketmaster.com or at dent tickets will be sold for $15 and $25 for guests. During the week of the show, ticket prices increase $5. Gator Growl will be held Friday, Nov. 4 at Ben Hill Small Group Training Demo Days Through Sept. 1, 4 p.m. 9 p.m. Southwest Recreation Center Students have the chance to try any of the free 30-minute demo Small Group Training classes. classes begin Sept. 6. For more information on the classes, Toastmasters Meeting Tuesday, 5:45 p.m. Entomology Building, Room 1031 All are welcome to meet members and learn about Toastmasters. The organization provides This event features complimenstrations, Sport Clubs expositions, competitions, giveaways and free food. Meet the Sport Clubs captains, learn about each clubs practice schedule formation on the club. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. an atmosphere for members to learn and practice public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, go to www.toastmasters.org or call Mary at 352-870-2267. Back to Business Resource Fair Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Matherly Courtyard Ready to get back to business? Stop by for information covering leadership, career services, study abroad, community service, prizes and more. Meet the professors of the Warrington College of Business Administration and samplefree cupcakes from Sarkara Sweets and smoothies from Red Mango. Visit www.tifor more information. All majors welcome. RecSports Extravaganza Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Southwest Recreation Center

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Editors note: This story originally appeared in the August 4 edition of the Alligator.KELLI FOLSEAlligator Contributing WriterUF took a dive in rankings that will simultaneously please administrators and leave some students dismayed as the university placed at No. 9 on the Princeton Reviews Annual College Ranking list of the nations top 20 party schools. Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jen Day Shaw said she took the drop as good news. We are proud of our students for a whole bunch of things: their academics, their community services, she said. We get frustrated when we are listed for something like par tying. There are too many great things that you all do that dont get recognized. Five years ago, UF President Bernie Machen instituted the UF Community Alcohol Coalition, and since then DUI rates, alcohol related conduct violations and transports to the hospital for alcohol have gone down. In other rankings, UF took the No. 1 spot in the nations top 20 jock schools, as well as ranking No. 1 for career ser vices. Heather White, interim director of UFs Career Resource of the centers outstanding staff. For three consecutive years nation. Our staff is very student-centered and dedicated to helpcouldnt be happier that the students feel the way they do, and we hope to continue our services.UF slips in national party school rankings August 31, 1966: UF Director of Athletics Ray Graves reaches an agreement with Student Body leaders to apportion 18,000 seats in the stadiums tire sideline is occupied by students. August 26, 1985: UF administration requires their parties. At $15.50 an hour, these guards cost more than twice as much as private security guards. The following weekend, UF-mandated guards are only at 15 of the 25 fraternity go around. August 27, 1990: The UF Division of Housing sets an opening date for new dormitories near Flavet Field. They were not yet named but were under consideration to be called Flavet Village. The new suite-style dormitories are set to feature card-access doors and a convenience store in the facility. Those dormitories are now known as Keys Complex. They do not have card-access doors, and there is no convenience store. August 23, 1993: Smoking is banned in UF dormitories. However, smoking is still allowed August 25, 1994: Barnett Bank collaborates with UF ID Services to make the UF All-inOne ID Card (later the Gator 1 Card) ATM capable. The bank requires a minimum balance of $1,500 on its cards and students have to pay a $3.75-a-month fee if their balances fall below that amount. ALEX ORLANDOSTUDENT LIFE EMILY MORROWAlligator Writer In the spring Student Government elections, students were promised campus-wide free printing, but they may get a lot more than that. Student Body President Ben Meyers created the Free Printing Task Force in May to determine the areas of campus where access to computers and printing is most needed. The results showed that most UF colleges dont have the facilities available to house computer labs for printing. To solve this problem, Meyers hopes to have new labs built with upgraded features like Apple computers and projection screens, as well as free printing. This will make our campus and years, Meyers said. for new labs include the McCarty buildings, the law school, the journalism college and the Communicore Building. Construction could begin sometime this fall and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the spring semester, pending approval by the Activity and Service Fee Committee. The project would cost about $300,000 money obtained from last years Activity and Service Fees, which saw a 15-percent increase. However, some groups have questioned the sustainability of these labs. The task force has been working Gators for a Sustainable Campus to determine if unlimited printing is a responsible option. Each student currently has a 300page printing quota per semester. Meyers said the task force is now considering options like allocating printing based on each students schedule. Under this model, each professor would decide how many pages his or her students would be allotted for the duration of the semester. This has become a movement, Meyers said. Its not going to be done by the end of my term, but we want to start the process now.Printing services expand on campus MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3

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Editors note: This story is appeared in the July 5 and 21 editions of the Alligator. BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Contributing WriterAfter last years lack of a musical act, Gator Growl will be bringing in The Goo Goo Dolls to rock the crowd at this years homecoming celebration. The Goo Goo Dolls, who will be paid $110,000 to perform, became the top choice, beating out Maroon 5, Kings of Leon and Bruno Mars. If we are going to keep Gator Growl affordable to show up to, we just dont have the budget to get some of these major bands, said Aaron Heger, director of Gator Growl. But I would say, compared to past years, we made a much bigger effort to really go after those really big name bands if it was feasible. He said according to the student and alumni surveys, people wanted to see a rock band over a hip-hop artist. The Goo Goo Dolls were a topand a top-three choice on the alumni survey. The best part about The Goo Goo Dolls is that they appeal to students, Heger said. They appeal to the younger alumni that grew up listening to them, and they are the type of band, whether you are a younger kid or older alumni, you can listen to this music and enjoy it. No comedian has been announced as of yet. Options include Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon and one to three others. After a two-year drought, this years show will also feature a The last time Gator Growl had when the Steve Miller Band per formed. Its the students show, The Gator Nations show, and we are trying to give them what they are asking for, he said. taken away from Gator Growl because with the new multi-milliondollar video boards, no parties presentation, Heger said. The show will be held Nov. 4 will start at 7 p.m. Student tickets will cost $15 and general admission tickets prices increasing by $5 the week of the show. 4, ALLIGATOR Alligator File PhotoA Gator Growl light projection shines over the crowd during a pre vious homecoming celebration. The event, known as the largest Goo Goo Dolls to play Gator Growl ONLINE VOTING IS STILL NOT FAVORED.Editors note: This story originally appeared in the June 9 edition of the Alligator.ALEXANDER KLAUSNERAlligator Staff WriterElection reform has turned from a Student Government platform point to a reality. The Senate unanimously voted this summer to approve a bill that will do away with paper ballots and move to a computerbased voting system. Students would still have to go to an on-campus polling location, but instead of receiving a paper ballot, they would swipe their Gator 1 Cards and be ushered to a secure booth with a computer to cast votes. The system is expected to be ready by this semesters SG election. The legislation, written by Senate President Micah Lewis, was widely supported and endorsed. Senate Minority Leader Gillian Leytham was the one to motion for unanimous approval. It was a wonderful moment, Lewis said. poorly trained poll workers caused problems with the election, prompting a return to paper and pens. This time, he said, SG intends to ensure that poll workers know the system, and the technology has improved drastically since. menting the new system. He will propose Thursday to decrease spent on paper and staff will decrease. Unite Senator Severin Walstad, who worked closely with Lewis controversy. Three students, including two ex-senators, came for ward claiming to have voted twice. Instead of voting for a candiLewis said he wouldnt condone the action, but he said it did alert him to weaknesses in the system. Students will now be able to cast votes at any polling location on campus. Under previous rules, any kind of electronic voting was illegal. The new rules will still disallow online voting, a system used for SG elections at Santa Fe College.SG elections moved to computer stations

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Column EditorialTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Todays question: Do you like the Alligators new look? 115 TOTAL VOTES72% YES 28% NOLast weeks question: Are you ready? So much about today is new. Its a new semester. We have new students. We have a new head football coach. Welcome back to Gainesville. Welcome back to school. Welcome to a new-look Alligator. in our orange racks looks a little bit different. most 10 years. Its been a long time coming about nine product. Needless to say, this is our baby. We wanted to, as always, keep the readers in mind as we set about this makeover. We wanted to please your eyes and draw you into our stories. We hope what you see before you does the job. Working on this massive edition and seeing it placed on the page with the design changes was as exciting a moment as any of us have had, but we realized that it wasnt just about being aesthetically pleased. This is signaling something more. As student journalists, we spend inordinate amounts of time studying not only the mechanics of gathering the news and serving it you, but also the preferences of you, In this age where physical newspapers are seemingly becoming more and more archaic, we know we have to gers anymore; its also about the keyboard and screen you now rely on for news. Keep an eye out this semester for a new focus on our online presentation. We plan on engaging readers like we never have before, whether it be through our Facebook page or through our tweets. Its clear that our audience is moving with the times. We dont plan on getting left behind. Thats not to say that we are going to shortchange our print edition. This redesign gives us a chance to stretch our legs in a few ways. On some pages we have more space, some space to improve visual elements. Theres a more uniformed style across sections. To go along with our refocused mission to improve our online presence, we will advertise our website more prominently (note the URL directly underneath the logo). On many occasions, we will be directing readers to www. alligator.org or to our social about the stories we report. We want you to know that we feel the tremendous weight of the responsibility we have. We are your student newspaper, and we will strive to serve you and provide you with the best news you can get. If you ever have any concerns about your community, whether it be on campus or in the City of Gainesville, let us know. We want to make sure were reporting on the issues that matter most to you. names and emails on the masthead. Dont hesitate to drop us a line when you have something to say. And if you think you can contribute to the Alligator by writing for us, stay tuned. In the coming days, well announce the date of our open house where well welcome anyone crazy enough to want to get involved in our daily grind. Well be here with big smiles, ready to accept resumes, writing samples and hugs. And, of course, well have pizza. Elizabeth Behrman is a journalism senior and editor-inchief of the Alligator. Josh Isom is a journalism senior and managing editor / online. Joey Flechas is a journalism senior and managing editor / print. Alligator debuts new look, new focus If there is one thing we, as a nation, need to start picking on, its homeless shelters. If we dont get these so-called charities under contoo risky. Google it, freshmen. To the pleasure of many activists on campus and around Gainesville, the city voted Thursday to end the 130 meallimit placed on all soup kitchens in the area. a conclusion we can support. Now, soup kitchens in Gainesville will be given a threehour window to serve as many people as they can reasonAlthough the limit had been on the books for a while, the city started enforcing it in 2009 when local developers began to complain that the St. Francis House, a shelter and soup kitchen on South Main Street, was serving more than 130 people a day. Well, how dare they? cant, the homeless arent known for being violent. Supporters of the limit also argue that the population creates an eye sore and might be unattractive to their patrons. The St. Francis House legally obtained its space and Local residents and businesses should not be using the make themselves more comfortable. The St. Francis House, like other soup kitchens in the area, does not receive funding from local governments. regulations, especially when their mission is anything but malevolent. While this may not have been part of the debate, one has to wonder why governments require places like soup kitchens to meet so many licensing requirements just to open their doors. Surely someone who goes through the trouble of purchasing a space and cooking hundreds of meals a day to feed the homeless isnt looking to cause any trouble. Their whole goal is to help people. At its most fundamental level, the purpose of government is to protect us. Who is really protected by these burdensome steps required of philanthropists and charities? City does right thing Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joey Flechas Josh Isomemail@alligator.org

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 Welcome to Gainesville, home of the University of Florida and Santa Fe College at the heart of The Gator Nation. We are excited to welcome our approximately 60,000 students who bring so much vitality to the Gainesville community. I wish to extend our communitys warmest greetings and encourage you to actively pursue your diverse inter ests and dreams over the course of the year. Gainesville is certainly the place to make things happen. Gainesville is home to a plethora of opportunities, resources and endless entertainment. Of course UF and SFC offer many exciting athletic events, but Gainesville also has many other opportunities for enjoyment. From spending time at our exceptionally beautiful lakes, streams and trails to heading downtown for our art festivals or annual fairs, there is always something to do. To our newest members of the Gainesville community and The Gator Nation: Being a Gator will change your life. my masters degree in zoology, and I immediately fell in love with the citys pulse and outstanding relationship with the university. Becoming a member of The Gator Nation and the Gainesville community was so exceptional that I stayed and later. The college years are transformational, and I truly wish you the best of luck embarking on your 2011-12 journey. inspirational teachers and colleagues, and the ability to accomplish anything you put your mind to. I can only hope that Gainesville and The Gator Nation will impact you the same way it impacted me. My door is always open at City Hall, but also make sure to visit the citys website at www.cityofgainesville.org for updates or events in your area. I wish you a productive year in all your endeavors. As always, go Gators! Craig Lowe is the mayor of Gainesville.Mayor welcomes students to city for fall semester Guest column Craig LoweSpeaking Out On behalf of the UF Student Body, welcome to The Gator Nation! This is the beginning of the greatest years of your life, and we are here to guide you as you make the transition to college life. Over the course of your studies here, you will learn from some of the greatest faculty in the world international leadics and dedicated mentors. Work hard to be academically successful, not only for the grades you will earn but for the knowledge gained in order to earn those grades. My challenge for you today is to learn as much from the students around you as you do from your classes. In a Student Body more than 50,000 strong, each student brings with him or her a set of experiences and a unique background. Some of you may be in a long line of family members to attend this university; lies to attend college. Your achievements in your life so far have brought you among our states elite here at UF. this campus. Whether you join a fraternity or sorority, Student Government, a cultural organization, a church, a synagogue or any other group on this campus, the most important thing to remember is to pursue your passion. Seek to be not only a member, but a leader. In all of this, I encourage you to maintain a positive attitude. You will face defeats, and they will teach you more than your victories. But dont go into anything expecting to be defeated.Your experience here will be I am excited for the opportunity to get to know the Class of 2015 and be a witness to all that you will achieve. Always remember that your Student Government leaders are here to answer any questions you may have along the way. Good luck, and go Gators! Ben Meyers is the UF Student Body president. Student Body President pushes Ben MeyersSpeaking Out Guest column

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8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 Max Reed / Alligator StaffA sign outside the Broward Pool reads that the pool will reopen on Monday, Aug. 22, for the fall semester. Architects have created designs for the remodel of the Broward-area pool, which include improvements such as a lazy river. STUDENTS CAN ACCESS THEIR E-LEARNING AND ISIS ACCOUNTS. MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterThe UF campus is now only a tap away. University Relations released its campus website Wednesday for iPhones, Androids and other Internet-friendly phones. The site, m.ufl.edu, includes features such as a campus map, a bus tracking system and a university calendar. Students can also access E-Learning and view their holds and schedule through ISIS. This is what students expect and need, said Steve Orlando, UF spokesman. With the start of the fall semester, the site may prove to be a valuable resource. Orlando said students expect to be able to use phones to access important infor mation instead of carrying around maps and bus route guides. The demand is going to move over to what you get with this, he said. About 10 people, most of whom were from UF Information Technology, developed the site by using university-wide input. Bruce Floyd, UF Relations social media specialist, helped design the sites layout. Floyd said the main goal was to create a website students could use on the go. The setup of the mobile site, he said, is more helpful to students than the standard UF website because the latter is more for people who are looking to apply to UF. The mobile site is for students who are trying to get to class on time. The site has a link at the bottom of the page to a feedback form where people can give suggestions for more features theyd like to see. We did this to try and help the students, Floyd said. Were going to constantly iterate and update and make it better.University develops smartphone app for student resources MINA RADMANAlligator WriterUF students seeking a typical Gainesville pool par ty may not have to look fur ther than their own backyard in the near future, though it could come at a cost. nizations and architecture sign have conducted a series of workshops over the last few months to construct a master plan for the remodeling of the Broward-area pool. Plans include an elevated leisure pool with a lazy river, a drop slide, waterfalls and a We think it would be a place where UF students would be able to come together and relax and get involved, said David Bowles, director of UF RecSports. According to Jonathan Martin, the landscape architect on the project, the pool area would offer experiences similar to those found at apartment complexes around town. Inter-Residence Hall Association president Severin Walstad, who originally proposed the idea for the new pool, said in a June Student Senate meeting that he hopes to use already-existing funds for the project, rather than increase student fees. Walstad said most of the pools. A survey sent to students over the summer received more than 2,400 responses, and about 80 percent of those responses favored the idea of such a pool. In July, Martin and his from RecSports, IRHA, IFC and the Panhellenic Council to review the survey results and discuss the project. They are still in the logistics phase of the design.There is no estimated cost for the construction, and the univer sity hasnt received any new funding. Its all up in the air right now, Bowles said. There are a number of ways for money to build up for something like this. If it has to involve student fees, students will be involved in the decision. UF environmental science sophomore Candace Spencer likes the idea of such a pool but has concerns about the expenses. I appreciate the effort they are putting into making the pool nicer for residents, Spencer said. I wonder, though, if the money isnt better used somewhere else.Broward Pool may get faceliftPlanning stage underway We did this to try and help the students.Bruce FloydUF Relations

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9 Bryan Doolin / AlligatorLeft to right: Marisa Dunkel, Meagan Kaufman, John Slate and Alison Carestia cruise in a GOTCHA Ride down University Avenue on the way to midtown on a Wednesday night. RIDES ARE FREE; TIPS ARE CUSTOMARY. ALEXANDER KLAUSNERAlligator Staff WriterFor at least one year, UF students nighttime transportation options are expanding as UF enters a one-year contract with GOTCHA Ride, an electric-car taxi service that has operated in Gainesville since fall 2010. The university will give the company $75,000 out of alreadyexisting funds paid through the transportation access fee, money that also funds students free RTS rides. Its helping them help stutheir service, said Scott Fox, the director of UFs Transportation and Parking Services. The Rides, as GOTCHA likes to refer to its electric-powered vehicles, will take students from campus to the downtown district and densely studentpopulated areas. GOTCHA does not charge for its rides, though it is customary to tip the driver. Both UF and GOTCHA Ride are still working on the details of the arrangement, and the university will soon be developing a plan to market the program to students.UF, GOTCHA Ride team up to expand service EMILY MORROWAlligator Writer UF and 28 other research universities across the U.S. have promised access to an ultra high-speed Internet so fast that one could download a full-length, high-definition movie within seconds. These universities are all part of Gig.U: The Univer sity Community Next Generation Innovation Project. Our goal is to bring in the kinds of businesses that would need high-speed Internet, said UF spokesman Steve Or lando. Although Gig.U introduced the program in July, it has not yet set a time frame for the new networks implementation. Students on campus already have access to ultra highspeed Internet, so the effort will be focused on moving this infrastructure to off-campus locations. However, Innovation Hub and Gainesvilles medical and research community would all benefit from a faster Internet connection, Orlando said. A faster connection could be useful at Shands at UF, which just switched to electronic medical records about a month ago. This characteristic could act as a huge incentive for additional researchers and entrepreneurs to move to Gainesville. The university contributed $9,000 to the development of the project, but the improved connection will be of no additional cost to students or the university. Gig.U is in the process of developing the request for proposals from potential Internet providers such as Cox Communications and Verizon. Its a long way from happening, Orlando said, but its definitely in the works.UF joins effort to bring ultra high-speed Internet to city

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Editors note: A version of this story originally ap peared in the July 19 edition of the Alligator.BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Contributing WriterThe daily life of UF bats will soon be available for all to see. The bats living in the bat house and new bat barn will be getting their own live Internet feeds, which will be hosted on a UF website. The information in the kiosks at the nocturnal dwellers abode will be updated so the public will have a better idea of the lives of these bats. We want to make it an active and really useful site, not only for our local interests but for people who are doing bat research worldwide, said Beverly Sensbach, associate director at the Florida Museum of Natural History. That is one of the nice things about having it available on the Web: Anybody can link in and have a look at it if they are interested in bat research or just want to see. The bat house was built in 1991 to help relieve the bat infestation at Percy Beard Track. Currently there are three cameras installed in or around the bat house and bat barn, she said. nition, shift automatically from color to infrared and are weatherproof. Normally cameras can function at 105 degrees Fahr enheit, but the cameras needed for the bat house and barn have to operate under the extreme conditions where bats live and must withstand 122 degrees Fahrenheit, said War ren Brown, systems administrator lead at the Florida Museum of Natural History. The websites main use will be as a resource for research, said Bill Paine, infor mation technology director at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Paine said the website will act as an informative virtual exhibit of the bats. While the cameras are cur are still working on a way to keep the lens consistently clean. Paul Ramey, assistant director of marketing and public relations for the Florida Museum of Natural History, said this and other technical issues have to be addressed before the launching of the website. have the site up and running by about June 2012. MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11 Alligator File PhotoKathy Moldawer, left, a student at Boston University, and Dalton Purcifull, a student at Santa Fe College, sit on a fence by the UF Bat House by Lake Alice on a Thursday evening. Spectators gather along the fence by the bat house around sunset to watch the thousands of bats living in the struc UF RESEARCHBats to make big screen debut Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the June 28 edition of the Alligator.JONNY SHIVERAlligator Contributing WriterIf youve ever hailed a taxi in Gainesville, theres a chance you were overcharged. According to student complaints dating back as early as 2009, some cab drivers took advantage of students by charging rates of $20-plus per person to travel less than two miles. As of Aug. 1, Gainesville taxi companies were required by the city to display the newly drafted Taxi Service Bill of Rights in all cabs. The bill outlines the rights of both the driver and the passenger, City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa said. It also authorizes drivers to all standard pricing scale formerly reserved for special events such as Gator football games, or run the meter. The passenger now has a right and the responsibility to know what the fare will be before he or she gets in. Mastrodicasa said the decision of which rate to charge is ultimately up to the passenger, and students should negotiate the price before they get in. Flat rates may offer a cheaper alternative in some instances, said Ed Ricci, owner of AAA Taxi. traveling from midtown to downtown would save students a buck or two compared with the meter price. But after an undercover sting operation in December, which caught 11 of 19 drivers not running a meter and resulted in a landslide of allegations and arguments, Ricci even though it is now an accepted practice. Im out here to stay in business, not to create a problem for the students or the police, he said. When it comes to a safe ride for students, the best deal for students depends on how far the trip is. Jumping in a cab will cost you up to $3.50 just to sit inside the vehicle and tack on more charges for idle time, price increases for as little as every one-tenth mile and additional fees per person. There are other options, though, such as using UFs Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol, RTS Later Gator, or ZIPcarts an environmentally friendly electriccart service which charges only $3 travel anywhere within its perimeter. According to a city commission document that details taxi rates, Unimet Taxicab Company charges a minimum fare of $10, regardless of the distance traveled. Student Body President Ben Meyers said a lack of transparency was a major problem, and some cab drivers are shady, adding on extra fees and taking advantage of students. He said the new ordinance is a positive development, and the bill of rights is an important step to resolving the issue. Mastrodicasa said the new ordinance is more fair and transparent for students. I dont think its perfect, but its the best we can do, she said.Commission moves to limit cab fares, protect overcharged customersMastrodicasa That is one of the nice things about having it available on the Web: Anybody can link in and have a look at it if they are interested in bat research or just want to see.Beverly Sensbachassociate director at the Florida Museum of Natural History

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MINA RADMANAlligator Writer 12, ALLIGATOR Dana Burke / Alligator StaffThe Olympic lifting section is a new feature of Southwest Recreation Centers recently renovated weight room. Students must pass a supervised practical test by correctly performing a front squat, overhead squat, dead lift, clean and jerk and snatch before using the area. FITNESSSouthwest Rec weight room gets facelift THE SHOP WILL BE EXPANDED AND HAVE BIKE-FRIENDLY FLOORS AND DOORWAYS. ERIN JESTERAlligator Writer Free bike repair service moves to new location The arrangement of the machines makes my workout quicker and smoother.Deidre CheevesUF sophomore

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after the renovations were completed, but Saturdays event was the real kickoff to the year, Lucier said. Renovation fees were covered by the OConnell Centers reserves, which come from revenue generated by the building. No serious complications arose during the renovation process. Lucier said more changes could be in store for the center in the near future, such as replacing more seats, lighting systems, air conditioning units and flooring. However, he said, those renovations fall under regular maintenance. Theres always stuff that needs to be done, he said. 14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 odome creditStudents cheer at an event in the Stephen C. OConnell Center. The renovation was funded with money raised by the building SOUP KITCHENS SERVE IN A 3-HOUR WINDOW. MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterAfter more than a year of activist outcry and some attempts at compromise, the Gainesville City Commission unanimously eliminated a much-debated soup kitchen restriction Thursday. The commission got rid of the permit stipulation that soup kitchens and shelters in the city could only feed 130 people per day, which had been an emotionally charged issue. IThe number limit, which excluded Christmas, Thanksgiving and a day of the shelters choice, will be replaced by a time limit of three continuous hours a day between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. City shelters could start operating under the new rule as early as October The meal limit has been in place for city soup kitchens since the 1990s. It started at 75 meals and was increased to 130 in 2004. However, it was largely ignored until about a year ago, when some downtown business owners called upon the commission to enforce the rule because homeless people were gathering around their stores, which are near St. Francis House, a soup kitchen and shelter. Some downtown homeowners were also adamant about keeping the limit because they said more homeless people will gather near their homes when the limit is lifted. Activists counter that closing the door on hungry people is inhumane, especially since there is enough food to feed more than 130 mouths. At least 31 downtown businesses agreed, signing a petition with the Coalition to End the Meal Limit NOW. At least 736 people also signed the paper petition and 15,391 people signed the online petition. Commission does away with meal limit According to data from the 2009-2010 school year, about 95 percent of incoming freshman and 79 percent of all incoming students at UF receive Bright Futures. takes about 10 days to process.FAFSA form now requiredSTUDENT LIFE BRITTANY HAGENAlligator Contributing WriterA technology boost makes safe riding a snap. Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol became a little more high-tech on July 20. The upgrade included an automated answering system, a Web-based request system and a tablet PC installed in every van that includes a GPS. The tablet also allows calls to be dispatched via touch screen instead of a radio like before. tronover, the SNAP coordinator in the Community Service Division of the University Police, the new system has decreased wait times and increased rider ship because all request are put into the system. If 500 people called, all 500 calls could be answered, he said. Before, he said, if a lot of people called, they might have to be put on hold due to lack of staff. The new system allows 100 percent of phone calls to be put into the system. To request a ride or an escort contact SNAP via telephone at 352-392-SNAP (7627). The service runs from 8:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. in the summer and 6:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters.SNAP system updates decrease wait times TUITION, from page 1 ODOME, from page 1 Fast FactsAn undergraduate taking 30 credits this year would pay almost $5,700 in tuition and fees a roughly $650 increase from the current cost. Trustees also approved 10-percent tuition increases to most graduate and professional programs. Law, pharmacy and dentistry graduate students are expected to see 15-percent increases. The state cut Bright Futures scholarships by about 20 percent this past session. State universities are allowed to increase tuition by 15 percent each year until it reaches the national average. According to UF President Bernie Machen, before the increase, UFs tuition was $2,800 below the national average.

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16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Contributing WriterYou dont have to binge and help. New medical center to treat eating disordersHEALTH DEAN AIMS TO REACH ALL STUDENTS. JASMINE EARLSAlligator Contributing Writer UF program stresses mental healthShaw

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Editors note: A version of this EMILY MORROWAlligator WriterMore than 700 springs are sprinkled across Floridas landscape, providing an ecosystem for tors and about 90 percent of north Floridas water supply. But like many things across the state, they too face the budget ax. On June 1, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced the end of all funding for the Florida Springs Initiative and the Springs Basin Working Groups, organizations dedicated to restoring and protecting Floridas springs. Its just a real hard blow, said Bob Knight, coordinator of the Wakulla Springs working group. Were seeing the springs degrading, and then we hear the state no longer values them enough to fund their restoration. The Florida Springs Initiative was started in 2001 by the DEP. Its purpose was to identify problems the springs were having through public about these issues and work on projects to protect and restore the springs. Last year, the Initiative received $514,000 in state funding. The DEP also directed $276,000 toward four Springs Basin Working Groups Ichetucknee, Silver, Rainbow and Wakulla. Peter Colverson, coordinator of the working groups for Rainbow Springs and Silver Springs, said his plans included six categories of necessary improvements: water recreation, land use and development, biodiversity, and education and outreach. The groups were two weeks away from presenting these plans to the DEP when the funding cut was announced. The funds were not intended to cover implementation of the plans, only to maintain the working groups as representative agencies. Colverson said these groups were the motivating forces that would have worked to garner public support and guide the springs restorations. Its sort of like taking the engine out of a car, he said. This foreseeable stall in progress was what led Knight to found the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, a private, nonup the slack from other agencies losses of state funding. We spent a lot of money understanding the problems in the springs, but we havent done a lot hasnt gone away, just the states support. Christie Goss, a spokeswoman for the DEP, wrote in an email that the DEP is looking for ways to continue the work of the springs groups. DEPs commitment to restor ing these springs has not diminished, she wrote, but it does mean we will have to explore mitment. MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 17 Max Reed / Alligator StaffAbout 20 Florida red-bellied turtles line a fallen log on the Ichetucknee River. Two state agencies will no longer receive funding to preserve freshwater springs. ST A TERestoration of Florida springs faces stroke of budget pen

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18, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the June 9 edition of the Alligator.JOEY FLECHASAlligator Staff WriterThe UF business college reported inaccurate data about 2009 graduates of its masters of business administration program to U.S. News and World Report, according to a university internal investigation. Last August, an anonymous caller to the universitys ethics the Warrington College of Business Administration manipulated data on job placement of program graduates in order to boost the programs ranking. The call was followed by the submission of documents supporting the allegations. An investigation headed by Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Angel Kwolek-Folland followed. According to the investigation report, completed in September have used a looser interpretation of the data than would a reasonable person using standards used by professionals in the MBA UFs MBA program ranked 39th in the U.S. News and World Report ranking based on 2009 data. highly in the publications methodology. Data the college reported about the 2010 graduating class led the school to slide to 47th place. denied claims that they intentionally manipulated the data. The allegations state that Craig Petrus, director of graduate business career services, was pressured by Selcuk Erenguc, the associate dean for graduate programs, to manipulate the data in order to maintain a higher ranking. The complaint alleged that Petrus spoke of the pressure to colleagues during a July 2009 staff luncheon at a local restaurant. Two staffers supported the claim. According to the investigation, Petrus could not recall the luncheon, and both he and Erenguc denied there was any pressure to manipulate the data. Erenguc attributed the change from 2009 to 2010 to a slumping economy. According to the ranking of the 2009 class in U.S. News and World Report, the MBA programs 2009 graduating class had 53 percent job placement at graduation and about 79 percent placement three months after graduation. The complaint alleged that the accurate numbers paint a differ ent picture, with 37 percent of the students having jobs at graduation and 53 percent having jobs three months after graduation. The investigation found no evidence of collusion to create a more positive set of data. of poor judgment or inexperience, the end result is an inaccurate portrait of the employment the MBA program, according to the investigation. In an October memorandum sent in response to the investigation, College of Business Administration Dean John Kraft said the 2009 set of data accurately por trayed graduate placement and the college adhered to appropriate reporting standards. He said there was unrest in Petrus was selected for his position last summer, and he attributed the allegations to this negativity. There are no guidelines provided by U.S. News and World Report for interpreting placement data. The standards used by UF and other business colleges were developed by the MBA Career Ser vices Council, a professional association. According to the council, the standards were developed in an effort to curb the perception that marketing purposes and to gain better spots in media-generated rankings. The council sends information to a third party to be available for audit, but according to the investigation, the college has not regularly participated in that oversight process.MBA grad data misreported to U.S. News and World ReportBusiness program got rankings boost

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20, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Contributing WriterUF announced in June a new addition to Innovation Square, Gainesvilles underconstruction, multi-million-dollar research and creativity hub. The addition will be a Business Improvement District, which is expected to become an integral part of bringing local businesses into the fold. Bringing businesses to the center rings true to values that Innovation Square stands for, said David Green, senior urban signed the center. The center will act essentially as an incubator for entrepreneurs and provide support as they develop their ideas in Gainesville. The center does not require its This project will be advertised and have notoriety all over the world where research is done, Green said. The district is planned to be east of the Innovation Squares Core District, between Southwest 10th Street and Northwest 2nd Street. UF averages 13 spinoff companies a year from its students, with 108 businesses created in total, said Ed Poppell, UF vice president of business affairs. ated by the center for every one individual with a Ph.D., Green said. Master leases will be offered by UF under tax rolls, which will bring new jobs and expand businesses, Poppell said. The research community at UF helped lay the foundation for Innovation Square to grow on, Green said. The Business Improvement District ects and helps ensure a high level of quality for individual development, Green said. The project will utilize the natural environment of Gainesville to create a Greenway, which will be used in environmental science research for the center, he said. The original street grid will serve as the framework for development for the project. The Greenway will go under construction quickly to increase connectivity. It is public, like the roads running through the entire center. The project will be privately paid for, without any tax dollars, Green said. Courtesy to the Alligator / University RelationsSample photos display buildings and relaxation areas that will be in Innovation Square, a multi-million-dollar research and creativity hub. It will be built between Southwest 10th Street and Northwest 2nd Street. DEVELOPMENTInnovation Square to bring businesses, jobs to Gainesville LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS COST $100.NATALIE TEERAlligator Contributing WriterGrocery shopping is changing in Gainesville since the Citizens Co-op opened its doors in July. For three and a half years, co-founder Elizabeth Nesbit, their families and the community have been working to open a cooperative grocery store. Starting from scratch, the Citizens Co-op, located at 435 S. Main St., raised more than $200,000 and accumulated more than 700 members and co-owners, Nesbit said. In addition to the ability to do their grocery shopping some of which include access to monthly sale items and a A lifetime membership costs $100, and students can pay in four installations of $25. The store houses a variety of items and departments including produce, dairy, meat and seafood, bulk, teas and spices, and health and beauty. One of the ideas for starting a co-op was to provide a facility that sells fresh, local food. This keeps money within the community and gives consumers peace of mind by knowing where their food comes from, Nesbit said. Nesbit became inspired to open a co-op while traveling and found that cooperative grocery stores provided a wealth of community information and fresh food. I wanted to open one of my own, Nesbit said. I wanted to establish a place where people can come hang out, feel welcome, learn about public events and eat well.Cooperative grocery store provides new spin on shopping David Green

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ERIN JESTERAlligator Writer ALLIGATORBrett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff relaxes in his backyard after a day of gardening. F A CUL TYBug professor retires after 35 years ESTEE BECKAlligator Writer Islamic Center hosts meal for local leaders Imam Abdul Malik

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22, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 GAMEDAYS Editors note: This story originally ap peared in the June 12 edition of the Alligator.MICHAEL SYKESAlligator Contributing WriterThose in Gainesville for Gator games will now have something to do Friday nights aside from packing the cooler for the next day. The United Way of North Central Flor ida will host downtown street festivals before each home football game as part of the United Downtown event series, said Debbie Mason, president and CEO of United Way of North Central Florida. The festivals will give the congregation of Gator fans a chance to have some familyfriendly fun before the games, she said. The city will close Southeast First Street between University Avenue and Southeast 2nd Place from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the events. City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa hopes the event will raise awareness for United Way and give visitors a chance to see what Gainesville has to offer, she said. It also gives the locals who usually stay in a good reason to go out. This brings more people downtown, she said. And it will provide something positive for visitors to do. Christian Moreno, 20, a student at UF, said people avoid downtown because its too much effort to get there and park and But if you can drag people out there, theres a lot of culture, he said. The events will feature local artists and live music and give people a chance to get involved with the United Way, Mason said. For people with kids, the event offers an alternative to the bar-type atmosphere often associated with home-game weekends. There will be face-painting booths, bounce houses and other PG-rated things to do. Itll be a strolling festival with outdoor activities for families to enjoy, she said. And for those who enjoy a drink to honor the football gods, a change in city ordinance will allow the sale of beer on the street dur ing the events, Mastrodicasa said. But those who envision a beer-soaked free-for-all will be sorely disappointed the intent of the event is to remain familyfriendly. This is not an outdoor party, Mason said. This is an outdoor information and activities festival. Taylor Nones, a freshman at UF, said its hard for younger fans to feel like a part of The Gator Nation when so much focus is on drinking. If [the festivals] nurture to families, she said, maybe the games wont be so alcohol-oriented. United Downtown could give younger fans a chance to have a bigger piece of the gameday pie, she said. Jeff Hickey, part-owner of Tall Pauls Brew House, located off Main Street downtown, said most of the business owners downtown are in support of the events, even though some parking will be lost by closing three blocks of Southeast First Street on a Friday night. However, he said the downside is the poor lighting in downtown Gainesville. Theres a lot of dark spots, he said. And, he added, people are scared to bring kids somewhere where a homeless person could pop out from a dark corner. But overall, Hickey, a father of two, said it will be nice to have something he can take his kids to on game day weekends other than the game, that is. City to hold Friday festivals before UF home games

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 23 BENJAMIN S. BRASCH Alligator Contributing WriterEmpty stomachs, elbow-to-elbow run-ins ings Hall bus stop could disappear this semester. UFs Transportation and Parking Services department has decided to increase the size Drive by 50 percent, said Scott Fox, the departments director. $250,000 for the expansion with funds gained through parking tickets. sion, Fox said. The bus stop now has two bus ports, and the expansion will add another covered bus Fox said during construction, all buses will use the unaffected part of the port so as to not shut down the bus stop totally. If for some reason the bus system is being impeded by the construction, the contingenHall D. We already have a natural reduction in riders, Fox said. That makes us think that we wont need that contingency plan. In addition to a new-and-improved spot to can now grab a bite to eat during their wait. would like to offer dining services to UF stumarketing manager at Gator Dining Services, offer grab-and-go breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverage, snack and sandwich options, and its prices will be competitive with off-campus locations.Rawlings Hall bus stop expanding ELIZABETH BEHRMANAlligator Staff WriterIn the event of a drugor alcohol-related emergency, UF students can dial 911 a bit more confidently thanks to a new university policy. Under the Medical Amnesty Policy, students will be referred by the Dean of Students Office to Gator Well Health Promotion Services for assessment and counseling without For student organizations hosting an event where a medical emer gency occurs, the act of calling for medical attention will be taken into consideration during any potential sanction hearings. We want students to get help, said Maureen Miller, coordinator for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention at GatorWell Health Promotion Services. The policy, first announced at written to reassure students that it is safe to go to regional hospitals without fear of punishment from the university. written in 2009, highlighted the fact that area hospitals are not allowed to notify police or the university in the event of an alcohol or drug-related emergency due to confidentiality laws. The purpose of these policies, Miller said, is to reiterate that students are allowed to ask for help when they need it. A students health and safety is our ultimate concern and number one priority, she said.Policy promotes safetyON CAMPUS Jill Rodriguez

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1906 1920 1944 1962 1982 1997 2003 2009 1976 The Alligator through the years MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORGFlorida ranked No. 22 in AP Top 25 Pr eseason Poll: Do you think the Gators deserve to be ranked in the Associated Press poll after an 8-5 record a season ago? Vote online at alligatorSports.org GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writer Coach Will Muschamp said Saturday that he is standing behind wide receiver s coach Aubrey Hill despite the assistant s connection to the Univer sity of Miami scandal that was unearthed last week. Hill allegedly had knowledge of, or direct participation in, UM booster Nevin Shapiros disbursement of impermissible the Yahoo! Sports report. Ive talked to Aubrey after the article came out, Muschamp said. I feel very comfortable with he and Is conversation. I support Aubrey 100 percent. Im gla d hes here at Florida. Also mentioned in the rep ort were sophomore Andre Debose and junior Matt Patchan, who allegedly visited Shapiros home as part of a prohibited rec ruiting ploy. Neither Debose nor Patchan were m ade available for comment, but the University Athletic Association released a st atement saying it had contacted the NCAA a nd determined there were no eligibility questions regarding either player. Driskel at No. 2: At Floridas media day on Aug. 5, Muschamp said one of the mo st important tasks facing his team would be creating separation behind John Brantley on the quarterback depth chart. True freshman Jeff Driskel needed just three weeks to generate that division. Jeff has kind of distanced him self right now to be the backup quar terback, Muschamp said Tuesday. Muschamp cited Driskels command of the offense, intangibles, accuracy and athleticism as the factors that led to the freshman taking control of the N o. 2 spot. Driskel has also reportedly perform ed well in team scrimmages, at one point completing close to 70 percent of his passes. Senior Jaye Howard even referr ed to Driskel as the next Tim Tebow. Muschamp was quick to add that Driskel is just one or two bad days from losing the backup role to redshirt freshman Tyler Murphy or fres hman Jacoby Brissett, both of whom have looked solid in practice and have done nothing to di sappoint the coaching staff. trenched as the teams starter. Gators in the Wildcat: While Charlie Weis has been hard at wor k installing his pro-style scheme, Florida has al so been exCheck out an alligatorSports exclusive feature on d oping in pro cycling. A former Team Florida member is racing clean. See Story on Page 46 Courtesy to the Alligator / University CommunicationsFlorida coach Will Muschamp said Saturday hes comfortable with wide receivers coach Aubrey Hills alleged involvement with jailed Miami booster Nevin Shapiro. UF FOOTBALLMuschamp backs implicated assistant With a new semester and a new football season around the corner, the Gators arent the only ones trying to get better each and every day. To paraphrase head coach Will Mus champ who joins yours tr uly as a new boss in town this seaso n journal ism is something tha ts very important to us here at alligatorSports. While Muschamp an d his coaching staff cant guarantee you a Southeastern Conference or national champion ship in the SEC heck, even in America. Af ter all, we are the nations largest (and best) student-run paper. But like Muschamp and the shift to a pro-style offense and a new, b ooming defense, we here at alligatorSports h ave some changes of our own to improve our product on or wherever youre reading this. Be heard: While Mus champ is all about his One Voice campaign, where he is currently the s ole source of any real information from the team, we here at alligatorSports want to know what you, the readers, think. Were going to try our hand at a questions about the football team and other UF sports life, or anything yo u may want to ask us. Questi ons can be submitted on Twitter: @alligatorS ports. If youre living in the Stone Age, you can email them to sports@alligator.o rg. Follow the leader(s): Speaking of Twitter, each of our four football beat writers and columnists are on there. Follow us for Gators news, tidbits, thoughts and just general awesome ness. Our handles can be found below our handsome mug shots with our col umns (see: above and on page 38). It mean grind: The daily edition of the Alligator and Twitter arent the o nly ways to get content from us, eithe r, as we will continue our foray into multi media endeavors. Although we lost longtime host Adam Berry, who was called u p to the What to expect this semester JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Writer After two achingly close ing the Gators tw o-game swing in Miami, freshman Tess a Andu jar wasnt going to miss her next opportunity. On Sunday, the 5-foot-2 for ward ended her offensive woes in the opening half of No. 9 Floridas match against FIU with a perfectly placed shot into the back-right corner of the net. I was really happy when I scored, but I was also happy to help the team, Andujar said To get in there and score a g oal, The 40th-minute goal sparked an otherwise lackluster start for Florida (2-0-0). The Gat ors had four offside penalt ies in the ting the Golden Panthe rs (0-2-0) away with a second-half strike from senior Tahnai An nis, ensur ing the 2-0 win. Last seasons leading scorer, Annis got on the board for the assist. Andujar a San Clemente, Calif., native and U-17 Puerto Rico team member came off the bench against FIU after starting two days earlier against Miami. In the prior con test, she needed only two min utes known with a shot attempt that swung just wide of the goal. Andujars next attempt, which came 33 minutes into the match against the Golden Panth ers, fell prey to the stalwart goalkeepi ng We started off a little rough, but I think we got back into i t and just tried to play simple, Andu jar said. They kind of cam e out on us hard and th en we just got back into it and played well. Floridas attack livened up Gators start season with back-to-back winsSEE FOOTBALL, P A GE 33 SEE GATO RS, P A GE 35 SEE GREE N, P A GE 33 Tom Greentwitter: @tomas_verde UF Soccer Poll Results: What position are you most concerned about? QB OL CB LB WR S 39% 37% 12% 5% 5% 2%EDITOR S NOTE154 total votes THOMAS NASSIFFAvenue Contributing WriterWhen Beau Muniz walks around the UF campus, hes almost never seen without his headphones. Muniz, a UF mechanical engineering sophomore, is like many students in that he listens to music often and uses it to help him relax. I usually just listen to music to enjoy it, Muniz said, but sometimes music is the only thing that can really calm me down if Im mad about something. As it turns out, Muniz may have stumbled naturally onto something more effective than he realizes. A recent study conducted at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan indicates that listening to music or comedy could do more than release stress or anxiety it actually could help people on a physical level. Led by researcher Eri Eguchi, the study found that subjects who participated in bimonthly group sessions of listening to music or comedy saw their blood pressure reduce significantly. Those who participated in these sessions, which consisted of an hour of listening to music or comedy every two weeks, saw their systolic blood pressure drop by an average of five to six points. Michael Miller, M.D., is the director of preventive cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. According to Miller, that drop in blood pressure could be compared to a similar drop produced by losing 10 pounds, adopting a lowsalt diet or taking medication to lower blood pressure. Miller said that although the demonstrated drop is somewhat modest, it could help lower the risk of death from heart disease or stroke by 5 to 15 percent. Eguchi said it isnt clear exactly how music and laughter can help lower blood pressure, but he is confident in the studys findings. In contrast to the results from the groups that received bimonthly treatment, a control group that got no treatment reported no sign of lower blood pressure. I think theres definitely a physiological effect going on, some sort of mind-heart connection, Miller told CNN Health. But Miller cautioned against overextending the studys findings, saying he wouldnt recommend replacing medication with listening to music. However, he said, It could increase your likelihood of going off medication or reducing the dosage. So, just how much should students read into these findings? One thing thats notable is the study subjects characteristics: men and women between 40 and 74 years of age. Jayne Standley, a professor of music therapy at Florida State University whose focus is medical music therapy, said that although a wealth of research shows that listening to music can affect people physically, this study still stands out. Music can affect a number of physiological levels, Standley said. It can reduce heart rate and help calm anxiety. But this study is unusual because its with blood pressure, which usually doesnt have a response to music.theAvenue Dana Burke / A lligator StaffListening to music between classes or while on the bus is an everyda y habit for many students, and its no mystery why: Music is relaxing. However, according to a recent study conduc ted in Japan, listening to music also could help lower blood pressure. (Above: UF philosophy freshman Evan Rippe poses f or a photo.) UF THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVEN UE Zombie Vinyls uses old records to create new art. See story and more photos on page 10. INSIDE: See the latest fashions from around campus in Style Files on page 12. Our photographer visited important landmarks around town, see photo story on page 10-11 to learn what they are.ONLINE: out? Answer the poll question on alligator.org/the_ avenue. KATHLEEN BOYLEAvenue WriterEverything old is new again, or so the say ing goes. If one were to anticipate a sweeping statement that applies to the 20-somethings of today, it would be safe to assume our gen eration has taken a cue from our hippie forefa thers with expressions like going green hit ting a defining, socially acceptable cool. Well-stocked secondhand stores prove Americans addiction to consumption, a reflec tion of cultural interest in the next best thing. But embedded in this discarded materialism is a source of artistic inspiration, of reinvention, of newness. Zombie Vinyls, a fresh visual-art business based in Gainesville, creatively implements a take on the theory of reduce, re-use, recycle as a foundation for its handcrafted, re-purposed vinyl records. Officially establishing its business roots in the spring of 2011, Zombie Vinyls is the brain child of longtime friends and UF graduates Tony Feria and Matt Teper. The idea for their business model is rela tively simple and seemingly obvious, yet naturally channels a concept of reformulation that no longer necessitates a grain of salt: turn stacks of used, scratched, unwanted and out wardly obsolete vinyl records into an art me dium. As the name suggests and as their website claims, Zombie Vinyls brings dead music back to life. The company trades in a studio for a stencil, adorns coats of spray paint and ditches the phonograph as a testament to what once fell silent, now given new breath of life. Understanding that an immediate association of music is inherent in the medium, Zombie Vinyls orchestrates imagery of various musical acts on the surfaces of their records. From Jimi Hendrix to Jay-Z, The Clash to Tiesto, each re cord stands as an homage to those who have aurally entertained, inspired and embodied the conventions of various points in history. Swirls of tangled hue gradations set the stage for the headlining portraits, a foundation of spray paint affixed to the pits and grooves that formerly sourced hissing transitions be tween songs. Taking a cue from street art, the subjects of each record are depicted via flat layers of solid color planes, intelligently stenciled to trick the mind into believing shadows articulate the faces of the voices we love. Unlike a standard painting base such as canvas, which typically provides a neutral playing field, the LP as a picture plane allows the imagery to resonate beyond its face value. 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See Story, Page 32 ELIZABETH BEHRMAN Alligator Staff Writer Students will once again be able to catch a break on their textbook expenses for one day this fall. Student Government is partnering with the UF Bookstore in the Reitz Union to bring back Discount Day, or Sales Tax Relief Day. Students will be exempt from paying the sales tax on textbooks bought in store Aug. 22. This will be the third Sales Tax Relief Day in three years, and Student Body President Ben Meyers said he really wants to see students take advantage of the discount. Were really trying to boost it up this year, he said. The main goal right now is to make students aware of the event. Meyers said the discount applies only on Aug. 22 and only in-store. While it only applies to textbooks, he said he is working with Reitz Union Business Services and the UF Bookstore to extend the exemption to school supplies. The day would not be possible without the help of the two groups, he said. realize what a service it is for students, Meyers said. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 READERS GUIDE 24 CLASSIFIEDS 15 CROSSWORD 19 SPORTS 23 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff UF freshman Christina Lynch, left, purchases a textbook at the UF Bookstore inside the Reitz Union on Thursday afternoon. Students get textbook tax break today THERE IS NOW MORE SEATING. ERIN JESTER Alligator Writer The Stephen C. OConnell Center received a $900,000 facelift this summer that was unveiled to the public Saturday at UFs Football and Volleyball Fan Day. David Lucier, assistant director of the OConnell Center, said the largest renovation was the seating. Motors on the bleachers were wearing moved and replaced with new bleachers. Other changes included a handrail encircling the lower bowl that was added to comply with safety codes and a fresh coat of paint for the outside of the building. I think its going to be a huge improvement to the building, Lucier said. The fans are going to like it. One such fan is Dillon Harrison, 36, who graduated from UF in 1996. Harrison traveled from the Jacksonville area to attend the event. He said he liked the look of the new bleachers in the lower bowl of the building. Compared to when I was here, it looks a lot better, he said. Work on the OConnell Center began in mid-May and ended in the beginning of July. Commencement ceremonies and a Jehovahs Witness conference were held OConnell Center debuts $900,000 renovationADMINISTRATION JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writer For the the third straight year, the cost of tuition for UF students is increasing by 15 percent this fall. The increase was approved by the UF Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors, the state university systems governing body, in June. The measure will raise $26 million in the revenue will help keep the quality of education high for a university that has years. State legislators approved an 8-percent increase in tuition in the spring. Each state university has the power to raise tuition another 7 percent, bringing the total increase to 15 percent. At the June Trustees meeting, UF President Bernie Machen also addressed nancial aid an issue Student Body President Ben Meyers wanted resolved before supporting the tuition increase. In addition to the tuition increase, the state is now requiring additional documentation before dispersing Bright Futures awards. All students eligible for the Bright Futures Scholarship funds must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, before aid is dispersed. The state is requiring the paperwork to collect data on the population of students who received the scholarships and the students families. Tuition raised 15 percent as state budget cuts loom SEE TUITION, PAGE 14Machen SEE ODOME, PAGE 14 Alligator Redesign a readers guideTo our readers, On October 19, 1906, the four-page University News made its debut as the student newspaper of the University of Florida. The first stories were written to inform the Gainesville community about what was happening on the brand new campus. Over the years, the newspaper was reincar nated as the the Florida Alligator and again as the Independent Florida Alligator, each time with the same mission of presenting fair and accurate content to its readers. Now, more than 100 years after its creation, the Independent Florida Alligator is faced with the challenge of presenting the news as quickly and as accurately as possible in print as well as online, just like most other news outlets. This edition of the Alligator debuts the first redesign of the newspaper in more than 8 years. The Alligator Staff spent nearly a year planning the new look with its readers in mind and the goal of making the paper clear and easy to read for busy UF students and members of the Gainesville community. The Alligator is not only more pleasing to the eye, but the new design better delivers the content of each story and the entire paper to you, the reader. Weve added more space for ourselves in certain areas, and in others, weve paid more attention to the visual elements of the newspaper. We hope that the new design draws you in and presents each story to you in an interesting and informative way. And we hope that our improved readability inspires you to venture to our website, alligator.org, and to visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. In this semester and in the future, we want to continue to make sure our readers are getting the news as quickly as possible, and that is hard for us to do if they are relying solely on the print edition we put in out in our orange bins every morning. Now, with a new look for the print edition and an expanding online presentation, we are aiming to meet the challenges of this new age in news media. We will continue to serve you, our readers, in the best way we can, online and within the pages of our newspaper. Fall 2011 Alligator editorial and production staffsInformation on each section front has been reorganized creating more space for content. Sports and the Avenue include similar indices to page one for a clean and consistent feel. These provide easier navigation through the paper. sports The Sports front page has more room for stories and larger photos. The daily columns stand out with the column name at the top of the story and highlight the writers internet presence. the Avenue The Avenue has been adapted to flow naturally with the rest of the paper, while still maintaining the unique style that allows it to stand out as the Alligators weekly entertainment section. VOLUME 105 ISSUE 1 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida The Alligator gets a long-awaited makeoverTurn to pages 24-25 to learn more. City Commission repeals soup kitchen meal limitThree-hour window approved for serving, pg 14. WELCOME BACK 93 /75Goo Goo Dolls slated to play at the event in Novemeber, pg. 4. On Saturday, Florida coach Will Muschamp backed an assistant who was named in a Yahoo! Sports report concerning jailed UM booster Nevin Shapiro. See Story, Page 32 ELIZABETH BEHRMAN Alligator Staff Writer Students will once again be able to catch a break on their textbook expenses for one day this fall. Student Government is partnering with the UF Bookstore in the Reitz Union to bring back Discount Day, or Sales Tax Relief Day. Students will be exempt from paying the sales tax on textbooks bought in store Aug. 22. This will be the third Sales Tax Relief Day in three years, and Student Body President Ben Meyers said he really wants to see students take advantage of the discount. Were really trying to boost it up this year, he said. The main goal right now is to make students aware of the event. Meyers said the discount applies only on Aug. 22 and only in-store. While it only applies to textbooks, he said he is working with Reitz Union Business Services and the UF Bookstore to extend the exemption to school supplies. The day would not be possible without the help of the two groups, he said. realize what a service it is for students, Meyers said. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 READERS GUIDE 24 CLASSIFIEDS 15 CROSSWORD 19 SPORTS 23 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff UF freshman Christina Lynch, left, purchases a textbook at the UF Bookstore inside the Reitz Union on Thursday afternoon. Students get textbook tax break today THERE IS NOW MORE SEATING. ERIN JESTER Alligator Writer The Stephen C. OConnell Center received a $900,000 facelift this summer that was unveiled to the public Saturday at UFs Football and Volleyball Fan Day. David Lucier, assistant director of the OConnell Center, said the largest renovation was the seating. Motors on the bleachers were wearing moved and replaced with new bleachers. Other changes included a handrail encircling the lower bowl that was added to comply with safety codes and a fresh coat of paint for the outside of the building. I think its going to be a huge improvement to the building, Lucier said. The fans are going to like it. One such fan is Dillon Harrison, 36, who graduated from UF in 1996. Harrison traveled from the Jacksonville area to attend the event. He said he liked the look of the new bleachers in the lower bowl of the building. Compared to when I was here, it looks a lot better, he said. Work on the OConnell Center began in mid-May and ended in the beginning of July. Commencement ceremonies and a Jehovahs Witness conference were held OConnell Center debuts $900,000 renovationADMINISTRATION JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writer For the the third straight year, the cost of tuition for UF students is increasing by 15 percent this fall. The increase was approved by the UF Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors, the state university systems governing body, in June. The measure will raise $26 million in the revenue will help keep the quality of education high for a university that has years. State legislators approved an 8-percent increase in tuition in the spring. Each state university has the power to raise tuition another 7 percent, bringing the total increase to 15 percent. At the June Trustees meeting, UF President Bernie Machen also addressed nancial aid an issue Student Body President Ben Meyers wanted resolved before supporting the tuition increase. In addition to the tuition increase, the state is now requiring additional documentation before dispersing Bright Futures awards. All students eligible for the Bright Futures Scholarship funds must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, before aid is dispersed. The state is requiring the paperwork to collect data on the population of students who received the scholarships and the students families. Tuition raised 15 percent as state budget cuts loom SEE TUITION, PAGE 14Machen SEE ODOME, PAGE 14 VOLUME 105 ISSUE 1 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida The Alligator gets a long-awaited makeoverTurn to pages 24-25 to learn more. City Commission repeals soup kitchen meal limitThree-hour window approved for serving, pg 14. WELCOME BACK 93 /75Goo Goo Dolls slated to play at the event in Novemeber, pg. 4. On Saturday, Florida coach Will Muschamp backed an assistant who was named in a Yahoo! Sports report concerning jailed UM booster Nevin Shapiro. See Story, Page 32 ELIZABETH BEHRMAN Alligator Staff Writer Students will once again be able to catch a break on their textbook expenses for one day this fall. Student Government is partnering with the UF Bookstore in the Reitz Union to bring back Discount Day, or Sales Tax Relief Day. Students will be exempt from paying the sales tax on textbooks bought in store Aug. 22. This will be the third Sales Tax Relief Day in three years, and Student Body President Ben Meyers said he really wants to see students take advantage of the discount. Were really trying to boost it up this year, he said. The main goal right now is to make students aware of the event. Meyers said the discount applies only on Aug. 22 and only in-store. While it only applies to textbooks, he said he is working with Reitz Union Business Services and the UF Bookstore to extend the exemption to school supplies. The day would not be possible without the help of the two groups, he said. realize what a service it is for students, Meyers said. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 READERS GUIDE 24 CLASSIFIEDS 15 CROSSWORD 19 SPORTS 23 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff UF freshman Christina Lynch, left, purchases a textbook at the UF Bookstore inside the Reitz Union on Thursday afternoon. Students get textbook tax break today THERE IS NOW MORE SEATING. ERIN JESTER Alligator Writer The Stephen C. OConnell Center received a $900,000 facelift this summer that was unveiled to the public Saturday at UFs Football and Volleyball Fan Day. David Lucier, assistant director of the OConnell Center, said the largest renovation was the seating. Motors on the bleachers were wearing moved and replaced with new bleachers. Other changes included a handrail encircling the lower bowl that was added to comply with safety codes and a fresh coat of paint for the outside of the building. I think its going to be a huge improvement to the building, Lucier said. The fans are going to like it. One such fan is Dillon Harrison, 36, who graduated from UF in 1996. Harrison traveled from the Jacksonville area to attend the event. He said he liked the look of the new bleachers in the lower bowl of the building. Compared to when I was here, it looks a lot better, he said. Work on the OConnell Center began in mid-May and ended in the beginning of July. Commencement ceremonies and a Jehovahs Witness conference were held OConnell Center debuts $900,000 renovationADMINISTRATION JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writer For the the third straight year, the cost of tuition for UF students is increasing by 15 percent this fall. The increase was approved by the UF Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors, the state university systems governing body, in June. The measure will raise $26 million in the revenue will help keep the quality of education high for a university that has years. State legislators approved an 8-percent increase in tuition in the spring. Each state university has the power to raise tuition another 7 percent, bringing the total increase to 15 percent. At the June Trustees meeting, UF President Bernie Machen also addressed nancial aid an issue Student Body President Ben Meyers wanted resolved before supporting the tuition increase. In addition to the tuition increase, the state is now requiring additional documentation before dispersing Bright Futures awards. All students eligible for the Bright Futures Scholarship funds must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, before aid is dispersed. The state is requiring the paperwork to collect data on the population of students who received the scholarships and the students families. Tuition raised 15 percent as state budget cuts loom SEE TUITION, PAGE 14Machen SEE ODOME, PAGE 14 VOLUME 105 ISSUE 1 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida The Alligator gets a long-awaited makeoverTurn to pages 24-25 to learn more. City Commission repeals soup kitchen meal limitThree-hour window approved for serving, pg 14. WELCOME BACK 93 /75Goo Goo Dolls slated to play at the event in Novemeber, pg. 4. On Saturday, Florida coach Will Muschamp backed an assistant who was named in a Yahoo! Sports report concerning jailed UM booster Nevin Shapiro. See Story, Page 32 ELIZABETH BEHRMAN Alligator Staff Writer Students will once again be able to catch a break on their textbook expenses for one day this fall. Student Government is partnering with the UF Bookstore in the Reitz Union to bring back Discount Day, or Sales Tax Relief Day. Students will be exempt from paying the sales tax on textbooks bought in store Aug. 22. This will be the third Sales Tax Relief Day in three years, and Student Body President Ben Meyers said he really wants to see students take advantage of the discount. Were really trying to boost it up this year, he said. The main goal right now is to make students aware of the event. Meyers said the discount applies only on Aug. 22 and only in-store. While it only applies to textbooks, he said he is working with Reitz Union Business Services and the UF Bookstore to extend the exemption to school supplies. The day would not be possible without the help of the two groups, he said. realize what a service it is for students, Meyers said. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 READERS GUIDE 24 CLASSIFIEDS 15 CROSSWORD 19 SPORTS 23 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff UF freshman Christina Lynch, left, purchases a textbook at the UF Bookstore inside the Reitz Union on Thursday afternoon. Students get textbook tax break today THERE IS NOW MORE SEATING. ERIN JESTER Alligator Writer The Stephen C. OConnell Center received a $900,000 facelift this summer that was unveiled to the public Saturday at UFs Football and Volleyball Fan Day. David Lucier, assistant director of the OConnell Center, said the largest renovation was the seating. Motors on the bleachers were wearing moved and replaced with new bleachers. Other changes included a handrail encircling the lower bowl that was added to comply with safety codes and a fresh coat of paint for the outside of the building. I think its going to be a huge improvement to the building, Lucier said. The fans are going to like it. One such fan is Dillon Harrison, 36, who graduated from UF in 1996. Harrison traveled from the Jacksonville area to attend the event. He said he liked the look of the new bleachers in the lower bowl of the building. Compared to when I was here, it looks a lot better, he said. Work on the OConnell Center began in mid-May and ended in the beginning of July. Commencement ceremonies and a Jehovahs Witness conference were held OConnell Center debuts $900,000 renovationADMINISTRATION JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writer For the the third straight year, the cost of tuition for UF students is increasing by 15 percent this fall. The increase was approved by the UF Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors, the state university systems governing body, in June. The measure will raise $26 million in the revenue will help keep the quality of education high for a university that has years. State legislators approved an 8-percent increase in tuition in the spring. Each state university has the power to raise tuition another 7 percent, bringing the total increase to 15 percent. At the June Trustees meeting, UF President Bernie Machen also addressed nancial aid an issue Student Body President Ben Meyers wanted resolved before supporting the tuition increase. In addition to the tuition increase, the state is now requiring additional documentation before dispersing Bright Futures awards. All students eligible for the Bright Futures Scholarship funds must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, before aid is dispersed. The state is requiring the paperwork to collect data on the population of students who received the scholarships and the students families. Tuition raised 15 percent as state budget cuts loom SEE TUITION, PAGE 14Machen SEE ODOME, PAGE 14 page one index page one refer section fronts The page one index has been made smaller to allow for larger photos and more content on the front page. The page index and daily weather have been moved to the left to make room for todays news at a glance. Brief headlines for news, sports and opinions provide readers with a glimpse of what stories are included each day. A photo refer has been added to the top right corner of page one to visually highlight stories inside the paper. THOMAS NASSIFFAvenue Contributing WriterWhen Beau Muniz wal ks around the UF campus, hes almost never seen with out his headphones. Muniz, a UF mechanical engineering sophomore, is like many studen ts in that he listens to music often and uses i t to help him relax. I usually just listen to music to enj oy it, Muniz said, but sometimes music is the only thin g that can really calm me down if Im mad abo ut something. As it turns out, Muniz may have stumbled naturally onto something more effective than he reali zes. A recent study cond ucted at the Osaka University Graduate School of Med icine in Japan indicates that listening to music or comedy could do more than release stress or anxiety it actually coul d help people on a physical level. Led by researcher Eri Eguchi, the st udy found that subjects who participated in bimonthly g roup sessions of listening to music or comedy saw their blood pressur e reduce significantly. Those who partic ipated in these sessions, which consisted of an hour of listening to music or comedy ev ery two weeks, saw their systolic blood p ressure drop by an average of five to six points. Michael Miller, M.D., is the director of preventive car diology at the University of Mar yland Medical Center. According to Miller, that drop in blood pressure could be compared to a similar drop produced by losing 10 pound s, adopting a lowsalt diet or taking medi cation to lower blood pressure. Miller said that although the d emonstrated drop is somewhat modest, it could help lower th e risk of death from heart disease or stroke b y 5 to 15 percent. Eguchi said it isnt clear exactl y how music and laughter can help lower blood pressure, but he is confident in the studys findings. In contrast to th e results from the groups that received bi monthly treatment, a control group that got no treatment reported no sign of lower blood pressure. I think theres definitely a physiological effect going on, some sort of mind-heart connection, Miller told CNN H ealth. But Miller cautioned against overextending the studys findings, say ing he wouldnt recommend replacing medication wit h listening to music. However, he said, It c ould increase your likelihood of going off med ication or reducing the dosage. So, just how much should st udents read into these findings? One thing thats notabl e is the study subjects characteristics: men and women between 40 an d 74 years of age. Jayne Standley, a pro fessor of music therapy at Florida State University whose focus is medical music therapy, said that although a wealth of researc h shows that listening to music can affect people physically, this study still stands out. Music can affect a num ber of physiological levels, Standley said. It can reduce heart rate and help calm an xiety. But this study is unusual bec ause its with blood pressure, which usually doesnt hav e a response to music.theAvenue Dana Burke / Alligator Staf fListening to music between classes or while on the bus is an everyday habit for many students, and its no mystery why: Music is relaxing. However, according to a recent study conducted in Japan, listening to music also could help lower blood pressure. (Above: UF philosophy freshman Evan Rippe poses for a photo.) UF THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_A VENUE Zombie Vinyls uses old records to create new art. See story and more photos on page 10. INSIDE: See the latest fashions from around campus in Style Files on page 12. Our photographer visited important landmarks around town, see photo story on page 10-11 to learn what they are.ONLINE: out? Answer the poll question on alligator.org/the_ avenue. KATHLEEN BOYLEAvenue WriterEverything old is new again, or so the say ing goes. If one were to anticipa te a sweeping statement that applies to the 20-somethings of today, it would be safe to assume our gen eration has taken a cue from ou r hippie forefa thers with expressions like go ing green hit ting a defining, socially accept able cool. Well-stocked secondhand s tores prove Americans addiction to consu mption, a reflec tion of cultural interest in the next best thing. But embedded in this disc arded materialism is a source of artistic inspiration of reinvention, of newness. Zombie Vinyls, a fresh visual -art business based in Gainesville, creatively i mplements a take on the theory of reduce, re-use, recycle as a foundation for its handcrafted, re-purposed vinyl records. Officially establishing its business roots in the spring of 2011, Zombie V inyls is the brain child of longtime friends and U F graduates Tony Feria and Matt Teper. The idea for their business m odel is rela tively simple and seemingly obvious, yet naturally channels a conce pt of reformulation that no longer necessitates a grai n of salt: turn stacks of used, scratched, un wanted and out wardly obsolete vinyl records into an art me dium. As the name suggests and as t heir website claims, Zombie Vinyls br ings dead music back to life. The compa ny trades in a studio for a stencil, adorns coats of sp ray paint and ditches the phonograph as a testament to what once fell silent, now given new breath of life. Understanding that an immediate association of music is inherent in the medium, Zombie Vinyls orchestrates imagery of various musical acts on the surfaces of their records. From Jimi Hendrix to Jay-Z, The Clash to Tiesto, each re cord stands as an homage to those who have aurally entertained, inspired and embodied the conventions of various points in history. Swirls of tangled hue gradations set the stage for the headlining p ortraits, a foundation of spray paint affixed to the pit s and grooves that formerly sourced hissing tr ansitions be tween songs. Taking a cue from street art, the su bjects of each record are depicted via flat lay ers of solid color planes, intelligently stencil ed to trick the mind into believing shadows a rticulate the faces of the voices we love. Unlike a standard painting base such as canvas, w hich typically provides a neutral playing field, th e LP as a picture plane allows the imager y to resonate beyond its face value. Tony Feria is the founding artis tic mind be hind Zombie Vinyls, whic h he began about a music Jewel Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not ne cessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserv e the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send le tters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editor ial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Column EditorialTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Todays question: Do you like the Allig ators new look? 115 TOTAL VOTES72% YES 28% NOLast weeks question: Are you ready ? So much about today is new. Its a new semester. We have new students. We have a new head football coach. Welcome back to Gainesville. Welcome back to school. Welcome to a new-look Alligator. in our orange racks looks a little bit different. most 10 years. Its been a long time coming about nine product. Needless to say, this is our baby. We wanted to, as always, keep the readers in mind as we set about this makeover. We wanted to please your eyes and draw you into our stories. We hope what you see before you does the job. Working on this massive edition and seeing it placed on the page with the design changes was as exciting a moment as any of us have had, but we realized that it wasnt just about being aesthetically pleased. This is signaling something more. As student journalists, we spend inordinate amounts of time studying not only the mechanics of gathering the news and serving it you, but also the preferences of you, In this age where physical newspapers are seemingly becoming more and more archaic, we know we have to gers anymore; its also about the keyboard and screen you now rely on for news. Keep an eye out this semester for a new focus on our online presentation. We plan on engaging readers like we never have before, whether it be through our Facebook page or through our tweets. Its clear that our audience is moving with the times. We dont plan on getting left behind. Thats not to say that we are going to shortchange our print edition. This redesign gives us a chance to stretch our legs in a few ways. On some pages we have more space, some space to improve visual elements. Theres a more uniformed style across sections. To go along with our refocused mission to improve our online presence, we will advertise our website more prominently (note the URL directly underneath the logo). On many occasions, we will be directing readers to www. alligator.org or to our social about the stories we report. We want you to know that we feel the tremendous weight of the responsibility we have. We are your student newspaper, and we will strive to serve you and provide you with the best news you can get. If you ever have any concerns about your community, whether it be on campus or in the City of Gainesville, let us know. We want to make sure were reporting on the issues that matter most to you. names and emails on the masthead. Dont hesitate to drop us a line when you have something to say. And if you think you can contribute to the Alligator by writing for us, stay tuned. In the coming days, well announce the date of our open house where well welcome anyone crazy enough to want to get involved in our daily grind. Well be here with big smiles, ready to accept resumes, writing samples and hugs. And, of course, well have pizza. Elizabeth Behrman is a journalism senior and editor-inchief of the Alligator. Josh Isom is a journalism senior and managing editor / online. Joey Flechas is a journalism senior and managing editor / print. Alligator debuts new look, new focus If there is one thing we, as a nation, need to start pic king on, its homeless shelters. If we dont get these so-called charities under contoo risky. Google it, freshmen. To the pleasure of many activists on campus and around Gainesville, the city voted Thursday to end the 130 meallimit placed on all soup kitchens in the area. a conclusion we can support. Now, soup kitchens in Gainesville will be given a threehour window to serve as many people as they can reasonAlthough the limit had been on the books for a while, the city started enforcing it in 2009 when local developers began to complain that the St. Francis House, a shelter and soup kitchen on South Main Street, was serving more than 130 people a day. Well, how dare they? cant, the homeless arent known for being violent. Supporters of the limit also argue that the population creates an eye sore and might be unattractive to their patrons. The St. Francis House legally obtained its space and Local residents and businesses should not be using the make themselves more comfortable. The St. Francis House, like other soup kitchens in the area, does not receive funding from local governments. regulations, especially when their mission is anything but malevolent. While this may not have been part of the debate, one has to wonder why governments require places like soup kitchens to meet so many licensing requirements just to open their doors. Surely someone who goes through the trouble of purchasing a space and cooking hundreds of meals a day to feed the homeless isnt looking to cause any trouble. Their whole goal is to help people. At its most fundamental level, the purpose of government is to protect us. Who is really protected by these burdensome steps required of philanthropists and charities? City does right thing Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joey Flechas Josh Isomemail@alligator.org visit www.alligator.org We Inform. You Decide. VOLUME 103 ISSUE 2 TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009 Re cy cl e Tim Tebow (right) fully participated in Mondays practice after sitting out contact drills last week with a sore back. The senior played with a sore shoulder for most of last season. See Story, Page 18. Thunder storms 89/73FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 12 CROSSWORD 15 SPORTS 18Today Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffDj Brew coffee shop, located at 1412 W University Ave., sits closed on Monday afternoon. The shop, usually open 24 By STEVE JOHNSONAlligator Writer According to a new study con ducted by UFs Department of Be havioral Science and Community Health, 20 percent of drinkers are underage, and those who are under age stay out later than those who are 21 years old or older. Gainesville has a pretty large drinking culture, David Munroe, a UF history senior, said. Students have pretty large social networks so The study, published in the June issue of the Journal of American College Health, outlines the age of drinkers, blood-alcohol levels and drinkers intentions of driving later that evening. than half of the participants were in toxicated while being surveyed. and 59 percent of the women had a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or higher. The underage drinkers were found to have higher amounts of alcohol than those of age. ically drink more in bars, Munroe LOCALUF study: 20 percent of drinkers under 21 THE COFFEE SHOP WILL CLOSE AT 3 P.M. ON FRIDAY. By HUNTER SIZEMOREAlligator Staff Writerjhsizemore@alligator.org At 3:03 Monday afternoon, Will Borell placed a sign taped to a cardboard box on the counter of lo cal coffee shop Dj Brew. Were closed. Well be back at 7 a.m., the no tice read. Before Saturday, Dj Brew was open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But this week, the shop was open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Friday at 3 p.m., the coffee house will close for the last time and renovation will begin during the weekend to prepare for the stores reincarna tion as YogaBerry, a Jacksonville-based frozen yo gurt company. For four years, Dj Brew shared space with Target Copy, Bosshardt Realty and Firehouse Subs at 1412 W University Ave. ing onto the benches and tables outside when in door seating was unavailable. The completion of YogaBerry is scheduled for mid-September, said Jennifer Ford, the Target Frozen yogurt shop Yoga Berry to replace Dj BrewBy THOMAS STEWARTAlligator Staff Writertstewart@alligator.org school, UF may slip to No. 2 in enrollment among state universities this year. The University of Central Florida is pro jecting about 52,000 students. Just over 49,000 were registered at UF by Friday afternoon. UF spokesman Steve Orlando said its like ly that UFs numbers will grow, but it doesnt appear enrollment will reach 52,000. The number of students enrolled last fall at UF was 52,112. UCF spokesman Chad Binette said the school expects enrollment to increase by about 1,750 from last fall because of a high retention rate the percentage of freshman who return the following fall and a record number of transfer students, most of whom transfer from Floridas community colleges. UCF has registered 4,700 transfer students this fall, Binette said, and has a retention rate of 85 percent, compared to UFs 94 percent. UF announced a plan in April that aims to reduce enrollment from 2007s 51,725 students by 4,000 over four years. said. The expected drop will work in favor of students, he said, by lowering UFs high facul ty-student ratio, which is more than 20-to-1. The reduction in enrollment will also allow UF to increase the percentage of graduate stu dents versus undergraduates, he said. According to a December list from the American School & University magazine Web site, UF had the third highest enrollment among U.S. universities, behind Ohio State and Arizona State universities. UCF placed UCF enrollment may beat UFs by about 3,000 this fall Ne ws S tate SEE DRINKING, P AGE 8 SEE DEJA BREW, P AGE 8task the most are the ones who are worst at it. Thats the surprising conclusion of researchers at Stanford University, who found multitaskers are more easily distracted and less able to ignore irrelevant information than people who do less multitasking. ple use the worse they are at using any media. We were totally shocked, Clifford Nass, a professor at Stanfords communications department, said in a telephone interview. The researchers studied 262 college undergraduates, dividing them into high and low multitasking groups and comparing memory, ability to switch from one task to another and of the National Academy of Sciences. When it came to such essential abilities, people who did a lot of multitasking didnt score as well as others, Nass said.Study: Mulitaskers have more trouble ignoring distractions

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Great properties with low rents, check us out rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 352-6923800 8-26-11-14-2 Midtown 4/2 Apt $1100/mo No Pets 1740 NW 3rd PL Available 8/16Call 352-231-3002 8-23-11-10-2 2BR/1BA duplex behind Norman HallCent H/AC, ceiling fans, $625/mo. 1117 and 1125 SW 7th Ave. Call 372-4903 or 917-416-6968 8-26-11-12-2 1124 NW 44th Ave. 4/2 House for Rent off NW 13th St. 1366 sq ft. W/D, DW, Cent A/C, Screened porch, 1/2 acre fenced in yard, storage shed, Pets Welcome. $1050/mo. Avail Aug 1st. earlene@hovergirlproperties.com 904-742-8184 8-24-11-9-2 2BR/2BA HOUSE, w/ carport,$750/mo. Available immediately. W/D & 2 screened porches On bus line. Pets ok. 1103 NW 4th St. 352-332-8481, 352-359-1644 8-22-11-7-2 MOBILE HOMES AS LOW AS $500 DOWN We Finance Cheaper Than Rent or Dorm! Nice, quiet community near airport. Buy now sell after you graduate! Lamplighter MHC 352-372-4207 8-22-11-7-2 8 blocks from UF. 3BR 1BA. All appliances incl, DW, W/D. Hardwood floors & tile. Fenced yard, pets ok, no extra fee. Individaul leases avail. $1000/mo Call Carol 359-3341 8-31-11-12-2PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 8-2611-10-2 1 bdrm near Oaks Mall $525 1st/last/security move in 352-229-6371 or 850-573-1123 8-23-11-7-2 Roommates a Hassle? Move into your own downtown apt! www.ArlingtonSquare.org Studios and 1Bdrms starting at $599! Check availability now! 338-0002 12-7-11-74-2 VETERANS Oakridge Apts 1120 NW 45th Ave. Openings for Vets who qualify under Section 8 Program. 2/1 $550. Pool, RTS, on-site laun dry 372-3783 8-31-11-12-2 CHARMING DUCK POND TOWNHOUSE. $900 a month. Includes 3 beds/1.5 baths, 1350 sq.ft.& a 1-car garage in a quite complex. First, last & 1-yr. lease required. Call Jackie Erney,Prudential,352-328-1266. 8-23-11-5-2 LIVE ON UF LAKE PERFECT FOR PROFESSIONALS/GRAD. 2BR/2BA pristine Bivens Arm condo. Lg den/3rd BR, hdwd flrs, W/D, pool, canoe. Walk/bike to Shands/UF, bus stop. $990/mo. 407-832-1458 8-22-113-2 **MOVE IN READY** 3/2 Condo near OAKS MALL New laundry rm w/ W/D. Newly renovated enclosed porch. New cherry wd cabinets. Pool. Across from N FL Reg Med Ctr. $945./mo, + utils. $500 sec. 352.318.4948 8-24-11-5-2 MOVE IN NOWNeed 1 female student to share 4/4 poolside condo at Countryside. Easy commute UF/SFC, 2 bus rtes, furn common area, W/D. unfurn $365/obo furn avail. Text 386-2330011, ph 386-676-9703, nukken1@aol.com 8-22-11-3-2 Shell Rock Villas Townhm, 2 story, 2bdrm, 2bth,fire plc,storage area, all elec, back patio, w/d hk up, Sec alarm. Rent $675 mo., $600 dep. Behind Oaks Mall, close to bus stops. Call Ms. Mitchell (678)642-1223 8-22-11-3-2 MUST SEE VERY NICE QUIET 1BR Custom built in-law suite. Close to all. Has it all. W/D, all utils incl + cable. $750/mo. Please call 278-8381 8-3111-10-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs.1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com 538-1550 9-16-11-20-2 Apartment for rent, 2bed/2bath. Townhouse style. Furnished or unfurnished. Located in Woodside Villas. For more information call Alysha at 561-261-4793 or Sherry at 561239-8804. Rent is $700/month. 8-26-115-2 Turkey Creek Country Club 4Br/2Ba single family home. Security. Modern, quiet, peace ful, safe. Cul-de-sac street. 2 car garage, fenced yard. Community playground. Great for family, students. Pet or pets considered. Rent negotiable. Immediate. 954-292-2965 or 352-327-1996 8-26-11-5-2 3BR, 2BA, Condo Unit, Ground Floor, Kitchen & living area; Swimming pool & tennis courts; The Sparrow; $700.00 per month. Call Cristen at 352-514-6222 9-19-11-20-2 GREAT LOCATION! 2BD/2BA partially furnished condo. Close to campus and med school, bus stop right outside, lots of parking, swimming pool, full kitchen, W/D, pet friendly. $725/mo OBO (904) 891-1311 9-2-11-10-2 Cute North Wood house 3/2 clean all tiles fenced $975/mo 5620 NW 26 terr students welcome Condo 2Bed 2 1/2bath 6117 SW 12 Pl $575/mo both 5mits to Mall UF Shands NFRC Bus stops 352-514-9303 or 371-4136 8-23-11-2-2 Near UF Campus The Baxter House Historic spacious 2 story brick, 4BR/2BA. Custom built with many beautiful, unique features; all the amenities NPets, NS, $2200/ month obo + util. Call 275 1259 9-19-1120-2 5 BLOCKS NW OF UF 1BR/1BA apt. Galley kitchen. Reserved parking next to door. Small pets ok no extra fee. $500/mo, $300 sec dep. Call Carol 352359-3341 9-2-11-10-2 ***FALL RENTAL ROOMS*** Starting From $350 to $450 Per Rooms Call Eric @ 352-682-7424 Semester and Year Leases Available Rooms For Immediate Move-In 8-22-11-1-2 50$ WalMart card if you Sublease at the Polos 2BR/2Bath outside porch washerdryer 3 pools, 1 hot tub, free cable/internet 8/1/11, available 7/1/11 call Katie 352-2839723 $859 monthly 8-22-11-5-3 1Br/1Ba Stoneridge No Deposit -816sq Available Now -$35.00 App Fee -Laundry Room / Pool / Tennis Courts *Contact Julie at: jmf1001@gmail.com 8-26-11-5-3 Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 12-7-74-4 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $385.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED, NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMESTER LEASING, Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-26-11-78-4 STUDENTS NEEDED TOWNHOUSE W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus route. $350/mo + utils per room. Call 727729-1561 8-26-11-43-4 Male, grad student/instructor preferred for small furnished apt on side of private home close to UF on bus line. Cable, internet, patio, safe. No pets. One person only. Avail Aug. $450/mo incl utils. 352-336-5808 8-22-11-11-4 Female roommate needed in furnished condo, 1.5 miles from UF $379/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more beautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871 8 -15-11-9-4 Roommate wanted $400. 3/2Grad student preferred. Quiet Lakefront house. 1/2 utilities. 352-281-2200 or Welchds1@bellsouth.net 8-22-11-6-41 bedroom in 4/2 apartment Midtown student housing No Pets 1740 NW 3rd PL Call 352-231-3002 8-26-11-5-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-7-74-5 THIS 3BR/3BA HOUSE IS 1 MILE FROM UF and is move-in ready. Call Ricardo Kokkas, Campus Realty 352-318-3384. Asking $134,900 and accepting offers. 8-22-11-2-5

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28, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 1996 LIBERTY 14 X 60 MOBILE HOME 2BR/2BA, cent H/AC. Very good condition. Oak Park Village, G'ville. $10,000 cash. Call 338-8039 leave message 8-25-11-5-5 BY OWNER! A STEAL 3/2 HOME MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN FOR SALE OR ASK ABOUT A LEASE TO PURCHASE! INTERESTED CALL 352 318 9262. 8-2611-5-5 BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-7-11-74-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-7-11-74-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-7-11-74-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 12-7-74-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-7-74-6 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 12-7-74-6 **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. 12-7-74-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-7-11-74-6FURNITURE FURNITURE Lots of it! Great prices!Haven Hospice Attic has received 2600 pieces of furniture as a donation from Collier Companies. The furniture comes from renovated student units at several of their proper ties. These items are being offered at HUGE discounts. Contact The Haven Hospice Attic, 9am-6pm, Mon thru Sat, 352-378-7484 for more info. All sales support Haven Hospice programs. 8-26-5-6 A+ Mobile PC Repair Our technicians provide fast and thorough computer repairs, at an affordable price. We come to you. (352) 212-1220 APlusMobile@rocketmail.com 9-2-11-30-7Laptops from $200 Used w/ WarrantyJoel 352-336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz 8-26-11-5-7 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 PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 12-7-11-74-10 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway... bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 12-7-10-74-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 12-7-74-10 PARKING SPACES For Rent $65/mo. 922, 924 SW 7th Ave. Call 372-4903 or 917-416-6968 8-26-11-12-10 FALL PARKING 60 SECONDS TO UFNext to McDonalds NW 13th St. Reserve now. Call for semester rates: 352-538-2454 8-24-11-5-10 Visit the Website http://itsthejobsstupid.com Read the Book ISBN: 9781 4620 21437 21451(ebook) 8-26-11-5-10 WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 12-774-11 12-7-11-74-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 12-7-11-74-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 12-7-11-74-11 +15-20 mile range, 15-20 mph. Easy to take apart. 300 lb capacity, 500 watt battery operated Excellent for Campus & Fun $975 & up. Call today J&S Assoicates 352-339-5158 8-31-11-28-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors is giving away TWO scooters to our Facebook friends, one at end of Summer B, another in Fall. "Like" our FB page for more details about the giveaway. facebook.com/RoadRatMotors 9-12-1124-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 12-7-11-74-11 CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 12-7-74-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 12-7-1174-12 I BUY CARS & TRUCKSCall Anytime 352-339-51588-31-11-84-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECKS!!!! 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECKS CASH VEHICLES $999 & UP! 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 92 EAGLE TALON $999 89 FORD BRONCO $999 94 FORD TAURUS $999 96 HONDA ACCORD $1499 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 96 CADILLAC DEVILLE $1999 95 NISSAN 200SX $1999 98 FORD F250 $2500 02 CHEVY BLAZER $4999 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 96 TOYOTA CAMRY $1999 98 PONTIAC GRAND AM $1999 01 DODGE NEON $1999 00 OLDS ALERO $2500 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES CERTIFIED USED VEHICLES NO CREDIT CHECK MOVE VEHICLES $500 & UP! 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8900 04 HONDA ACCORD $8999 03 MITS ECLIPSE $7999 05 TOYOTA CAMRY $10999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 07 SUZUKI VITARA $12999 04 HONDA ODYSSEY $9999 05 SUZUKI XLT $9999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 12-7-74-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-7-74-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 8-22-11-26-13 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Denise Fanning at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfranchis.cfcoxmail.com This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. Alligator is seeking applicants for the paid position ofOPINIONS EDITORThe Alligator is seeking a student with solid writing and editing skills, including a working knowledge of news writing and AP style. Must be a very well-read consumer of local, state and national news. The opinions editor is responsible for editing letters to the editor, columns, cartoons and writing editorials for each edition of the paper. He or she will be a member of the editorial board, which includes the editor-inchief and both managing editors. If interested, please e-mail a resume, cover letter and sample editorial to the managing editor/print at jflechas@alligator.org

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 29 What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aPAID SALES REPIf you are a UF or SFC student available to work 15-20 hours a week this fall, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to soconnor@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA.Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aINTERNIf you are a UF or SFC student available to work 10-12 hours a week this fall, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA. 8-26-11-5-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS! Do you want to quit smoking? Smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 8-30-98-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 12-7-1174-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 12-7-11-74-14 BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-7-11-74-14 GOOD EARTH GUIDE DOGSNewberry Seeks dog trainer, fund-raiser. Scent-dog training bedbugs, cancer, therapy dogs. 330-329-8834 Pups for sale $425. 8-22-10-14 Five Star Pizza is now accepting applications for delivery driver and instore positions. must have a positive attitude must be available for weekends apply in person at 210 sw 2nd ave. between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. 8-2311-9-14 FT Scheduling Coordinator wanted for Gainesville web development firm. Should be detail oriented, organized, flexible, fun, and great at multi-tasking. Email resume to hr@352media.com. 8-22-11-7-14 Female sitter/tutor/driver for 9 & 13 yr old, Starting August 8th MTWTh 3:15p to 7:00p. Some later hrs during week & Sunday hrs. Strong math skills required. 20-mile commute. Call 352-332-6465. 8-22-11-7-14 DOMINOS PIZZA NOW HIRINGClosing Drivers. $100/night Guaranteed. Apply at gatordominos.com 9-30-11-34-14 Our Company is Expanding in the Gainesville area must have great attitude. Earn $500-$1,500. P/t or $2,000.-$5,000.F/t. From Home. Call 407-962-8995 today for an interview. 8-23-11-7-14 Female Nanny / Babysitter needed in Gainesville. Flexible hours, great pay to help with one child. If needed, we have a separate townhouse available for the right candidate. Call for information 352-327-1018. 8-2411-7-14 Part time tennis instructor needed. Must have played competitively to teach an 8 year old child. Female preferred. 352-3271018 8-24-11-7-14 Software Engineers/Programmers C/Assembly language developers needed to join a local team of engineers building embedded digital TV equipment. Hardware experience a must. Competitive salaries and benefits. Send resume or questions to: nagra.resumes.atlanta@LW.NET 8-24-117-14 NANNIES needed for 2 jobs for Aug 22: 9hrs/wk: MWF 2:30 to 5:30; boys 4&7; also, MTW same times for 9yr old girl; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix, & schedule to info@noahsarknanny.com 8-22-11-5-14 NANNIES needed for 2 jobs for Aug 29: 15hrs: MTTHF 2:40 4/7pm; ages 8/11; 18hrs/wk: M-F 2:40 4/7pm: ages 14/16 Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix, & schedule to info@noahsarknanny.com 8-22-11-5-14 NEED NANNY TO TRAVEL: all expenses pd; min 2 wks/mon for 40hrs/wk @ $12/hr; 4yr old/1.5 yr old; bonus hr$; exp; good refs; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix, & schedule to info@noahsarknanny.com 8-22-11-5-14 TUTORS NEEDED 1-on-1 tutoring at-risk K-12th grade students. $10/hr. 1-4 afternoons/wk. 15-20 min drive from campus. UF Fed Wk Study Permit req for emp. Volunteers welcome. Contact Sally at st23@cox.net 9-2-11-10-14 Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie, punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752 12-7-74-14 UF Survey Research Center Now hiring for fall semester! Telephone Interviewers: NO SALES $8.50-$9.00/hr + Bonus Great Resume Builder (352) 392-2908 Ext: 105 720 SW 2nd Ave Suite 156 9-9-11-15-14 Florida Farm Bureau is seeking an indi vidual for business' cafeteria. Prior food exp desired. Hrs 6am to 2:30 pm, part-time. Send resume to: FFB-HR #619 Fax: 352374-1510 Email: hr_cafeteria@ffbic.com 8-26-11-5-14 Medical assistant/ receptionist wanted for busy physician's office. Medical terminology and/or anatomy recommended but not required. Fax (352-377-4816) or email (jas3fl@ aol.com) resumes. 9-2-11-10-14 Childcare services for 2 kids (6&10) wanted weekday afternoons. Requires car and clean driving record. Experience with children and references a must. email setlow@ufl.edu 8-26-11-5-14 homework coach needed for bright but disorganized 15 yr old attending alternative school $10/hr. hrs flexible. email qualifications to burgess4him@bellsouth.net 8-26-11-5-14 PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANT: Female PCA needed to accompany student with cerebral palsy to classes at SFC 20-30 hours/ week. College experience preferred. Job requires assistance with personal care, accessing assistive technology, taking notes and helping with assignments while on campus. Level 2 background check required, must become certified through Vocational Rehabilitation, be non-smoker and have own transportation. $12/hr Send resume to debra.koval@gmail.com 8-24-11-3-14 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 12-7-74-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 12-7-11-74-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 12-7-74-15 www.UFMoverGuys.comLicensed & Insured Last Minute Specials Loading & Unloading Full-Service Mover. 352-222-0211. FL Movers Reg No IM1847 12-7-11-74-15 BANNERS SIGNS VEHICLE WRAPS PLAQUES AWARDS FULL COLOR GIANT PHOTO ENLARGEMENTS Top Quality Fast Service Low Prices SignMasters signpower.com 335-7000 9-30-59-15 MWFSat NANNY NEEDED 15hrs/wk; M6:30am-4;W12:30-6:30; Sat 7-1 4.5 yr old twins + 2.5yr old; clean dmv; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume, pix, schedule to info@noahsarknanny.com 8-22-11-5-14 FT NANNIES NEEDED NOW: 1yr old triplets; M-F 8-5; prev.exp; LONG TERM COMMIT ONLY Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix, & schedule to info@noahsarknanny.com 8-22-11-5-14 NANNIES NEEDED RIGHT AWAY: 20+hrs/wk: MWF 2-8:30pm; ages 2/4 30hrs:M-F 2hrsam/+2:45-6:45pm; 3.5yrs; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix, & schedule to info@noahsarknanny.com 8-22-11-5-14 WEB COURSE ASSISTANTS wanted to help faculty with course websites. Applicants must be familiar with Dreamweaver, CSS and Photoshop. Be prepared to present samples of your work. Fulland part-time positions are available. Pay starts at $10.00 per hour. basharat@ufl.edu, online application at http://citt.ufl.edu/contact.php. 8-26-11-8-14 PERSONAL COUNSELOR TECH SUPPORT LINUX ADMIN ADMIN ASST AVIATION ASST PROOFREADER Full and part time. Please apply at http://www.gleim.com/employment 9-2-11-13-14 Cabot Lodge is now hiring guest service representatives. Apply in person. No phone calls please. 8-31-11-11-4 NOW HIRING Experienced Notetakers and Editors FALL 2011 BSC2010 ENY1001 MUH4016 BSC2011 FOS2001 PLP2000 BUL4310 GEB3373 PSY2012 ECO2013 MAN3025 RTV3405 ECO2023 MAN4504 STA2023 ENT3003 MAR3023 and more! Apply online at www.SmokinNotes.com 9-2-11-12-14 Caregiver In Home Supportfor 21 year old male with autism. $9/hour. Email gloriadaysvetlana@hotmail.com. Call 352-495-0770 8-22-11-3-14 P/t babysitter for 2 & 4 yr old. Various times needed. Must be reliable, patient, creative. $12/hr. Send resume and references to nannyforfam@gmail.com 8-22-11-3-14 WAITPERSON NEEDEDSawamura Japanese Steakhouse. 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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 31 TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer When Preston Tucker hit .364 with 15 home runs and a school-record 85 RBIs as a freshman, a senior season in Gainesville seemed unlikely. But as the clock struck midnight last Monday and the calendar turned to Aug. 16, that once-doubtful senior campaign became a reality. Last Monday was the signing deadline for players who were selected in Major League Baseballs First-Year Player Draft and still had college eligibility. Tucker and several other Gators turned down professional contracts to return to Florida. Tucker was drafted in the 16th round by the Colorado Rockies after hitting .308 with 15 home runs and a team-leading 74 RBIs last season as the Gators advanced to the College World Anytime you can get back your three-hole hitter for his senior year, its a huge lift, Florida head coach Kevin OSullivan told FightinGators.com. These are the types of things that need to happen if you want to be in the championship run again. Its impossible to replace his bat. We feel very fortunate and very excited that hes coming back. Along with Tucker, two other juniors who were among the schoolrecord 11 Gators drafted decided to return for their senior seasons. who was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 46th round, and righthanded reliever Greg Larson, who was chosen in the 29th round by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, will come back to Gainesville. Thompson returned following an injury-plagued junior campaign, while Larson will bolster a solid bullpen after he posted a 2.09 ERA in 33 appear ances last season. In addition to the returning seniors, four members of Floridas highly touted recruiting class went unsigned. round, New York Mets) and Joshua round, Tampa Bay Rays) and rightkees) all turned down MLB contracts to come to Gainesville and play for OSullivan, adding necessary depth to an already strong returning team. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.orgTucker spurns MLB, returns for senior yearBrett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffSenior Preston Tucker turned down a professional contract with the Colorado Rockies to return to UF. Larson, Thompson also back These are the types of things that need to happen if you want to be in the championship run again. Its impossible to replace his bat. We feel very fortunate and very excited that hes coming back.Kevin OSullivanUF baseball coach

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORGFlorida ranked No. 22 in AP Top 25 Preseason Poll: Do you think the Gators deserve to be ranked in the Associated Press poll after an 8-5 record a season ago? Vote online at alligatorSports.org GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writer Coach Will Muschamp said Saturday that he is standing behind wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill despite the assistants connection to the University of Miami scandal that was unearthed last week. Hill allegedly had knowledge of, or direct participation in, UM booster Nevin Shapiros disbursement of impermissible the Yahoo! Sports report. Ive talked to Aubrey after the article came out, Muschamp said. I feel very comfortable with he and Is conversation. I support Aubrey 100 percent. Im glad hes here at Florida. Also mentioned in the report were sophomore Andre Debose and junior Matt Patchan, who allegedly visited Shapiros home as part of a prohibited recruiting ploy. Neither Debose nor Patchan were made available for comment, but the University Athletic Association released a statement saying it had contacted the NCAA and determined there were no eligibility questions regarding either player. Driskel at No. 2: At Floridas media day on Aug. 5, Muschamp said one of the most important tasks facing his team would be creating separation behind John Brantley on the quarterback depth chart. True freshman Jeff Driskel needed just three weeks to generate that division. Jeff has kind of distanced himself right now to be the backup quarterback, Muschamp said Tuesday. Muschamp cited Driskels command of the offense, intangibles, accuracy and athleticism as the factors that led to the freshman taking control of the No. 2 spot. Driskel has also reportedly performed well in team scrimmages, at one point com pleting close to 70 percent of his passes. Senior Jaye Howard even referred to Driskel as the next Tim Tebow. Muschamp was quick to add that Driskel is just one or two bad days from losing the backup role to redshirt freshman Tyler Murphy or freshman Jacoby Brissett, both of whom have looked solid in practice and have done nothing to disappoint the coaching staff. trenched as the teams starter. Gators in the Wildcat: While Charlie Weis has been hard at work installing his pro-style scheme, Florida has also been exCheck out an alligatorSports exclusive feature on doping in pro cycling. A former Team Florida member is racing clean. See Story on Page 46 Courtesy to the Alligator / University CommunicationsFlorida coach Will Muschamp said Saturday hes comfortable with wide receivers coach Aubrey Hills alleged involvement with jailed Miami booster Nevin Shapiro. UF FOOTBALLMuschamp backs implicated assistant With a new semester and a new football season around the corner, the Gators arent the only ones trying to get better each and every day. To paraphrase head coach Will Muschamp who joins yours truly as a new boss in town this season journalism is something thats very important to us here at alligatorSports. While Muschamp and his coaching staff cant guarantee you a Southeastern Conference or national championship in the SEC heck, even in America. After all, we are the nations largest (and best) student-run paper. But like Muschamp and the shift to a pro-style offense and a new, booming defense, we here at alligatorSports have some changes of our own to improve our product on or wherever youre reading this. Be heard: While Muschamp is all about his One Voice campaign, where he is currently the sole source of any real information from the team, we here at alligatorSports want to know what you, the readers, think. Were going to try our hand at a questions about the football team and other UF sports life, or anything you may want to ask us. Questions can be submitted on Twitter: @alligatorSports. If youre living in the Stone Age, you can email them to sports@alligator.org. Follow the leader(s): Speaking of Twitter, each of our four football beat writers and columnists are on there. Follow us for Gators news, tidbits, thoughts and just general awesomeness. Our handles can be found below our handsome mug shots with our columns (see: above and on page 38). It mean grind: The daily edition of the Alligator and Twitter arent the only ways to get content from us, either, as we will continue our foray into multimedia endeavors. Although we lost longtime host Adam Berry, who was called up to the What to expect this semester JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Writer After two achingly close ing the Gators two-game swing in Miami, freshman Tessa Andujar wasnt going to miss her next opportunity. On Sunday, the 5-foot-2 for ward ended her offensive woes in the opening half of No. 9 Floridas match against FIU with a perfectly placed shot into the back-right corner of the net. I was really happy when I scored, but I was also happy to help the team, Andujar said. To get in there and score a goal, The 40th-minute goal sparked an otherwise lackluster start for Florida (2-0-0). The Gators had four offside penalties in the ting the Golden Panthers (0-2-0) away with a second-half strike from senior Tahnai Annis, ensur ing the 2-0 win. Last seasons leading scorer, Annis got on the board for the assist. Andujar a San Clemente, Calif., native and U-17 Puerto Rico team member came off the bench against FIU after starting two days earlier against Miami. In the prior contest, she needed only two minutes known with a shot attempt that swung just wide of the goal. Andujars next attempt, which came 33 minutes into the match against the Golden Panthers, fell prey to the stalwart goalkeeping We started off a little rough, but I think we got back into it and just tried to play simple, Andujar said. They kind of came out on us hard and then we just got back into it and played well. Floridas attack livened up Gators start season with back-to-back winsSEE FOOTBALL, P A GE 33 SEE GATORS, P A GE 35 SEE GREEN, P A GE 33 Tom Greentwitter: @tomas_verde UF Soccer Poll Results: What position are you most concerned about? QB OL CB LB WR S 39% 37% 12% 5% 5% 2%EDITORS NOTE154 total votes

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big leagues, the alligatorSports Podcast is still going strong with new host Greg Luca. We will be podcasting twice a week during football season, and you can listen to us either on alligatorSports.org or on iTunes (where you can also subscribe to our podcast). You can also send us feedback at podcast@alligator.org or on our Facebook page: facebook. com/alligatorpodcast. We will continue the alligatorSports Video Show we introduced in the spring, also with some tweaks to help improve our product, so be on the lookout for that on our website. The return of The Rally: Were resurrecting a feature in which two of our columnists will debate back-and-forth a sports topic and pepper in some pop culture references for good measure. Think Kanye and Jay-Zs Watch the Throne but with sports. Objectivity is key: Just a friendly reminder that we arent Florida fans. That doesnt mean were out to get the Gators. It just means we dont have a rooting interest in the teams we cover, so keep that in mind before you send us feedback (which we encourage you do). We dont have an agenda other than putting together the best sports section we can for you, the readers. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org perimenting with something more unorthodox: the Wildcat. Jordan Reed, Jeff Demps, Trey Burton and Chris Rainey have all taken direct snaps in UFs variation of the wildcat formation. Demps and Rainey both admitted to having limited expeeach said they are enjoying the experience thus far. I havent been in there that much for the Wildcat, but when I got in there it was pretty fun, Demps said. Me playing quarterback and stuff, I can see the holes a little faster and hit it. Demps and Rainey, who Muschamp said are far and away the two best running backs on the roster, could potentially be asked to throw as part of the formation. I think theres a chance, Demps said. Slim to none, but it could happen. Ive got to get with coach Weis and work on my arm. Injury update: Muschamp that cornerback Jeremy Brown had missed the last week of practice with a knee injury. He added that Brown is expected to be back in practice Wednesday or Thursday. Brantley was also held out of Saturdays practice to rest a sore back. Reed has recovered from a hamstring injury that Muschamp said sidelined him for three or four days last week. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@ alligator.org. MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 33 Alligator File PhotoRunning backs Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps, along with tight end Jordan Reed and fullback Trey Burton, have been running an incarnation of the Wildcat formation in practice. Demps, Rainey running Wildcat in practice FOOTBALL, from page 32 GREEN, from page 32Return of The Rally, Podcast

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 35 Alligator File PhotoThe 2010 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year, forward Taylor Travis scored a goal and notched an assist in Floridas 2-0 shutout of Miami on Friday. Taylor shines in season openerfollowing Andujars game-clinching strike, totaling 12 shots for the game twice as many as FIU. [Andujars] goal showed a relentlessness, which is one of the core values of our team, UF coach Becky Burleigh said. I thought Tahnais goal was a culmination of great passing and combination plays between pretty much everyone on our team. Continuing with the early youth movement, Burleigh put freshman keeper Taylor after senior Brooke Chancey started Friday. Both ended with clean sheets, due in large part to Floridas tough defense on the back line. games and trying to get shutouts whereas last season we would give up goals late in games, Annis said. Were trying to focus on our defense as much as our offense right now. With the win, Florida improved to 2-0-0 after downing Miami (1-1-0) in Coral Gables on Friday. from 2010 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year Taylor Travis followed by a booming 51st-minute long shot by freshman after a hectic opening 23 minutes, and helped boost UF to its third consecutive seasonopening win over Miami. G A TORS, from page 32 JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Writer If theres one thing Brooke Chancey has learned as a career backup goalie at UF, its that she has to earn every minute she gets on the pitch. With a void left at keeper heading into this season following the departure of Katie Fraine, Chancey, a senior, thought she ing the No. 9 Gators starting lineup. Ive been waiting three long years, patiently waiting, to get this opportunity have my chance to show them what I have, she said. But standing in her way of starting minutes, and catching UF coach Becky Burleighs eye early on, has been 6-foot1 athletic newcomer Taylor Burke, who will play soccer and jump for the track Through two games, the position battle between both the senior and the freshman has been close enough to keep the starting spot open. Thats one area thats pretty unsettled at this point, but I think both of them bring different strengths to the table, Burleigh said. I really like Taylors distribution, especially from the ground. She does a reObviously her size and athleticism are huge factors. The 5-foot-6 Chancey, meanwhile, brings more poise than raw ability at the position, her coach said. With three years of college experience under her belt, the seniors calming presence could be desperately needed for a team opening with four consecutive games on the road. Fraine during the pressure-packed Southdelivered a 1-0 shutout masterpiece for the Gators. We are so thankful she could step up and make as big of an impact as she could Barney said. Thats a huge plus. She works so hard for our team. It was huge for her, but at the same time, its a new year. dent in Burke, who brings in an impressive rsum from her prep career in Medina, Ohio. ist, Burke broke the Ohio record for most consecutive shutout minutes in her senior year with 1,243. Adding to her mounting accolades during track season, the multi-sport star set the 2010 national mark in the high jump with a state-record leap of 6-1 1/4 inches to win the Ohio Division 1 outdoor state title for the third consecutive year. But even with the hype surrounding her early playing days at Florida and the chance she could play immediately, Burke recognizes the tension starting labels could bring to the team. I wouldnt really call it a competition, were really good teammates, were getting really close and were just trying to push each other in practice, Burke said. The coaches are going to make their decision and I know whatever they make will be a good decision.Competition open at keeper We are so thankful she could step up and make as big of an impact as she could that game.McKenzie BarneyUF SOCCER

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A friend messaged me from Las Vegas last week regarding the over/under set for Floridas win total this season, The seemingly all-knowing oddsmakers this three starters to the Those questions when the Gators erhouses Florida AtSoutheastern Con and only one That win against Georgia will only stall the 38, ALLIGATOR alligatorSports columnists predict 2011 football season But there are two reasons that might not vious two seasons hulking, more known for its frightening style Tom Greentwitter: @tomas_verde This team isnt ity shouldBout of their mouths, they will need to lean on nel, something that Matt Wattstwitter: @wattmatts Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca Tyler Jetttwitter: @tyler_jett

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40, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writer John Brantley is all too familiar with the rigors of a Southeastern Conference schedule. As UFs 2010 starter, Brantley guided the Gators to a mediocre 4-4 record in terms of winning percentage since 1986. Still, Brantley believes the toughest month of his UF career may be ahead of him. The Gators face a brutal October slate, as a home tilt against Alabama and the annual showdown against Georgia sandwich road trips to LSU and Auburn. Thats a tough month, Brantley, a redshirt senior, said. Theres four great teams weve got to face. Both Alabama and LSU are ranked Alabama, which has beaten Florida in while LSU came in two spots below at No. 4. A trip to Auburn means a showdown with the defending national champions, who are 14-2 at home in the last two years. Florida closes October with the ty, a contest in which the Gators were pushed to overtime a season ago. Both Auburn (No. 23) and Georgia (No. 19) joined Alabama and LSU in the ings Saturday. Thats what were preparing for now, Brantley said of the October schedule. The tough camp and the hot days is preparing us for later in the season when were starting to get beat up. If there is any consolation for Flor against Florida Atlantic, UAB and Tennessee. The Gators are 117-16 at home since 1990, the best winning percentage in the nation in that span. That mark is bolstered by a dominatgames. is going to help us out just to get everydo best, Brantley said. Between the season-opening threegame homestand and the nightmarish October is a trip to face Kentucky, a team UF has beaten in 24 consecutive matchups. In November, Florida will host two relatively soft opponents in Vanderbilt and Furman. UF will also travel to South Carolina (No. 12) to take on the SEC East the season at home against rival power house Florida State (No. 6) on Nov. 26. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org October slate features Bama, LSU games is going to help us out just John Brantley UF 2011 FOOTBALL SCHEDULESept. 3 vs FAU Sept. 10 vs UAB Sept. 17 vs Tennessee Sept. 24 at Kentucky Oct. 1 vs Alabama Oct. 8 @ LSU Oct. 15 @ Auburn Oct. 29 vs Georgia (in Jacksonville) Nov. 5 vs Vanderbilt (Homecoming) Nov. 12 at South Carolina Nov. 19 vs Furman Nov. 26 vs FSU

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 41 MATT WATTSAlligator Staff Writer Already thin on the offensive line with just 13 scholarship players, Florida needs three guys whose careers have been marred by setbacks to step up this season. Xavier Nixon had a mysterious illness during the offseason that caused him to lose about 55 pounds. Matt Patchan, a redshirt junior, has seen action in just 15 games dur ing his four-year career thanks to injuries to his wrist, knee and leg. James Wilson came to Florida from Ponte Vedra Nease High as the No. 1 guard prospect in 2007, 2010 season after injuring his left knee. But Nixon is back to his playing weight of 290 pounds, and Patchan According to coach Will Muschamp, the offensive line is starting to come together. Nixon is in line to start at left tackle, while Patchan is running and Wilson is competing to start at left guard. Teammates are glad theyre back. Hes going to be the same player that Ive seen since Ive been here, Nixon said of Patchan. Hes an explosive player off the The Gators are implementing a new pro-style offense under coor dinator Charlie Weis, one that must be able to pound the ball in the run game and provide adequate pass protection for quarterback John Brantley. Brantley said having a veteran presence on the offensive line has They know their stuff, they know their offense, Brantley said. Now that they have the pads on, were cleaning everything up and everythings looking good. Since the spring, Muschamp has harped on the importance of play in the trenches. The communication between the must be on the same page with the run and pass game. With injuries limiting snaps earlier in the year, fall practice has been a proving ground, sorting out the starters through open competition. Ian Silberman, Kyle Koehne and Wilson are battling for the job at left guard. Jonotthan Harrison is the leader at center, but Sam Robey and Dan Wenger have also practiced likely the right guard and Patchan is the front-runner at right tackle, with Chaz Green rotating. Muschamp said said hes pleased with the progress but said its too lineup and depth is still a concern. Weve got good players. Its just youd just like to have a deeper group, he said. Their movement, their toughness, what they bring to the table, were excited about that group. But youd like to have 18 instead of 13. Nick Alajajian, Silberman and Wenger provide versatility, as they can play at any spot inside. Freshmen Trip Thurman and Tommy Jordan have shown promise and Kyle Koehne adds depth at tackle behind Nixon. Florida lost three big pieces from the line to the NFL Draft, including starters Marcus Gilbert and Mike Pouncey. But defensive tackle Jaye Howard said the offensive line would be tremendously improved this season, adding that hes seen dramatic improvement in their technique. I can really tell a difference from last year, Howard said. Last year they couldnt even block me, but now theyre giving me a little run for my money. Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@ alligator.orgFinally healthy, o-line coming together FLORIDA HAD ITS LOWEST SACK TOTAL SINCE 2002 LAST YEAR WITH JUST 21. TYLER JETTAlligator Staff Writer Last year, fans envisioned a dominant pass rush bolstered by a trio of blue-chip recruits. For one reason or another, those dreams simply didnt materialize. Dominique Easley, Sharrif Floyd and Ronald Powell were all ranked among the top-10 prospects in the nation by Rivals.com when they signed with the Gators in 2010, but the three combined for just one sack in their pass rush registered the secondfewest sacks in the Southeastern Conference with 21, the fewest at UF since 2002. The Gators are back in training camp, again. And, again, the expectations have been cranked up. The teammates, and the team chemistry as a whole has improved. But, like last season, it might be wise for fans to curb expectations.Gators seeking more consistency from pass rush Powell SEE PRESSURE, P AGE 42Depth remains a concern They know their stuff, they know their offense. Now that they have the pads on, were cleaning everything up and everythings looking good.John BrantleyUF quarterback

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42, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 Alligator File PhotoDefensive end Sharrif Floyd and the rest of the front seven hope to improve upon 2010s lackluster pass rush this season. We need to play better up front, coach Will Muschamp said after a team practice last week. Were not where we need to be, as far as our pad level, getting off blocks, shedding, making plays. I just feel like we can play better, can get more out of our players at that position. Muschamp, of course, brought a new defensive scheme to Gainesville when he came in December. He wants the Gators to run both 4-3 and 3-4 fronts this year, meaning the defensive linemen have to be comfortable playing two different roles by the time the season starts against Florida Atlantic on Sept. 3. Since the spring, much has been made about Powells role in the Buck, a hybrid position in which he plays end in 4-3 schemes and outside linebacker in the 3-4. Floyd has also had to make an adjustment, time in his life. Floyd said he and his fellow linemen have spent too much time dur ing scrimmages trying to understand all of their assignments instead of playing full speed and reacting to the offense. The main thing is we got to stop thinking, he said. Another issue for the group has been consistency, something that seems to be plaguing many under classmen at camp this month. Muschamp pointed out that veteran players are generally better at playing through pain in the August heat. Said junior middle linebacker Jon Bostic: We just got to have guys coming out day after day with their assignments. We cant come out one day, be a dominant pass rusher; the next day, not be a dominant pass rusher. We need the whole front seven up there even the safeties coming on blitzes everybodys got to be able to get home. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.orgMuschamp plans to use multiple fronts PRESSURE, from page 41 UF Fo otball WHERE THEYRE LINING UP DT Jaye Howard RS senior Omar Hunter, junior Dominique Easley, sophomore DE Sharrif Floyd sophomore William Green senior Earl Okine junior Buck Ronald Powell, sophomore Lerentee McCray, junior

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ROBERSON HAS IMPRESSED COACHES THROUGHOUT FALL PRACTICE. TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer When asked which defensive back has given him the most trouble during fall camp, quarterback John Brantley couldnt give a name. All he could say was, That new freshman, No. 5. That freshman is cornerback Marcus Roberson, and according to coach Will Muschamp, theres a chance later. He could possibly start, Muschamp said. Were going to play the best players. I dont care what grade they are, where theyre from it dont matter to me. If theyre freshmen, it dont matter to me. According to Muschamp, Roberson has been making a variety of plays and tackles in space in the early goings of practice that could earn him immediate playing time when the season opens Sept. 3 against Florida Atlantic. After losing shutdown corner Janoris Jenkins, who was dismissed from the team following his second are left with an inexperienced group of corners. The unit has a combined 16 college starts under TYLER JETTAlligator Staff Writer Cooped up in a hospital bed in late July, about a week away from training camp, punter David Lerner answered his phone. It was Will Muschamp. How you feeling? Muschamp asked. Well, my insides feel terrible, Lerner said, but my leg still works. I can promise you that. Lerner had just been diagnosed with el condition that can lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea and malnutrition. He lost 15 pounds as a result; still, when it came time to practice, Lerner was Kyle Christy for a starting position. There has never been a time in my life where Ive been more happy to go to practice and be around the guys, Lerner said Thursday. Even just to get screamed at, its so much better than sitting in a hospital. Its really made me realize that we take a lot of stuff for granted. Just eating solid food is like a blessing. Lerner started feeling pain in his stomach on July 22. He lost his appetite, and team trainers took him to a doctor. Even though former teammate Carl Johnson also battled Crohns, Lerner did not know anything about the disease. He was only aware of the illness because he had seen educational commercials on TV. He is on medication and will receive a couple hours of IV treatment every two months, and team nutritionists have helped him create a safe diet. Whole wheat is the only type of food he has struggled with since the diagnosis. During his hospital stint, Lerner received supportive text messages from teammates, but it was Muschamps call that encouraged him the most. everything that was going on, and that kind of gave me some hope, he said. (Muschamp) told me, We care about you; anything you need, well get it for you. That was really helpful. Lerner, a redshirt junior, has not seen game action in his three seasons receive a scholarship last week. He has spent his college career behind Chas ner and All-American. But now Henry is gone, giving Lerner his best chance to crack the starting lineup. To do so, he will have to beat out Christy, a three-star recruit from Brownsburg (Ind.) High. Lerner said he takes more breaks than usual during practices, though mostly only after a coachs suggestion. There are some days I just dont have as much energy as I normally would, he said. That causes me to struggle a little bit. But, for the most part, I feel good enough to practice. Extra water breaks or not, Muschamp said he has been impressed with Lerners determination to get back on are barely able to leave their homes, according to the Mayo Clinic. The true test of someone is shown through adversity, and hes going through a tough time, Muschamp said. He has not complained or anything. Certainly, hes an inspiration to me. Tough times dont last. Tough people do. And hes a tough young man. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org ALLIGATOR, 43 Courtesy of UF CommunicationsJunior punter David Lerner is receiv ing treatment for Crohns disease. UF FOOTBALLLerner battling Crohns disease, ChristySEE CORNER, P A GE 45Freshman CB in line to start

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BRYAN HOLTAlligator WriterThe loss still lingers in their heads every day. Whether its on the court or in the weight room, there is no shortage of reminders. It was a big letdown in a way, senior defensive specialist right now. In December, on a Friday night in Austin, Texas, the nations No. 1-seeded Florida volleyball team fell to 16th-seeded Purdue in have easily been the most successful season in school history. Florida carried a 29-1 record and a 24-match winning streak into the loss to the Boilermakers. I thought about it a lot, senior setter/right-side hitter Kelly Murphy said. Its just hard to explain one thing that happened. It seemed like things started piling up on top of the other and it was just everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. More than eight months later, all the Gators can do is use the as they move forward. Coach Mary Wise wasted little time forcing the match on her team, setting up a January meeting in We knew we had some weaknesses, and we were trying to get better, she said. We just didnt have enough time. The personnel wasnt such to where we could hide it all. We could have played the match of our lives, and Purdue still could have won it and we still would have been disappointed. Hausmann said she was constantly reminded of the loss by strength and conditioning coaches over the summer as a means of motivation. Theyre always wanting to make sure that doesnt happen again, she said. The Gators feel they have addressed the weaknesses that hurt them in 2010. Wise said the presence of redshirt freshman Taylor Unroe, who came into last season with a broken bone in her ankle, will help tighten up a libero position that was occupied by the more offensive-oriented Erin Fleming last season. It stings a little bit, but its one of those things where you learn just as much from your failures as you do from your successes, junior setter Sundai Weston said. I think this team is better for having that loss. 44, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 UF V olle yball UF VOLLEYBALL BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer Florida volleyball coach Mary Wise walked into her teams practice facility one day over the summer and saw an elaborate practice plan drawn out. Clueless to who may have crafted the lengthy workout, the veteran coach thought a local club team was really pushing itself. Somebodys going to be in here for a while, she thought. actually Wises introduction to her deep senior class that is emphasizing leading by example in lieu of last years more vocal veterans. Thats what our seniors did this summer, Wise said. Not only were they in here playing, but they were doing it in an organized practice setting that the seniors ran. Weve never had that before. During media day Wednesday, about the loss of outside hitter and vocal leader Callie Rivers, a player ly basis her senior year. Callie is irreplaceable, junior Sundai Weston said. Shes someone Ill always admire for her leadership and what she brought to the table. In a way, Wise agreed. Floridas longtime coach talked about her seby the departure of Rivers vocally incessant nature. replace Rivers], she said. What we ask of our seniors every year is that they provide the leadership. Wise and seniors Cassandra Anderson and Elissa Hausmann all said outside hitter Kristy Jaeckel has developed into the most Rivers-like individual on the team. As Floridas oldest player, teammates jokingly refer to Jaeckel as Grandma and said they are excited to see the improvements shes made in her game for this season. Weve been so lucky to have all of us here all summer, Jaeckel said. Weve really developed a chemistry where we feel more comfortable holding each other accountable as a team. So while the OConnell Center court may be a little quieter this year, nobody seems too worried.Jaeckel emerging as senior leaderAlligator File PhotoPreseason All-SEC selection Kristy Jaeckel, a senior, is being count Gators learn from

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their belts, making for steep competition in an unproven secondary. While Muschamp has said a series of comteam defense, with the now-injured Jeremy Brown as the one constant, the other position has been up for grabs and Roberson looks to be taking hold. The 6-foot, 184-pound freshman from Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas High was the marquee name on defense among the Gators 2011 recruiting haul that included six defensive backs. Roberson, an Under Armour All-America selection as a high school senior, was a surprise addition for Florida on National Signing Day in February, choosing the Gators after he was orally committed to both Texas Tech and Auburn in the weeks leading up to his decision. But since arriving on campus in May, Roberson has impressed his teammates, even during offseason workouts before the team was in pads. It seems like he already knows the game, he already understands splits and he has great feet, great hips, safety Josh Shaw said. Hes going to be a great player for us. Shaw wasnt the only returning player to praise Roberson. He has also been lauded by safety Matt Elam and redshirt senior Moses Jenkins who is competing with Roberson at cornerback. The common topics among all the acclaim from coaches and teammates have been Robersons instincts, technique and work ethic. While many members of last seasons highly touted freshman class came to UF with a sense of entitlement, there has been none of that from Roberson and his fellow freshmen. They all came in with the same chip on their shoulder, they want to learn, they want to work, Jenkins said. Since the Gators opened fall camp, Roberson has turned that chip into an opporGainesville. He is a playmaker, Shaw said. He just does everything right hes a technician, thats what I would say about him. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 45 Roberson impressing teammates CORNER, from page 43 Courtesy of UF Communications

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46, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 FEATURERiding Clean: Doping inspires former Team Florida memberSEE CYCLING, PAGE 47Courtesy of Phil GaimonA UF grad and pro cyclist with Kenda/5-Hour Energy, Phil Gaimon decided to ink his beliefs into his arm, showing competitors his allegiance to being a drug-free rider. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Writer The story of how Phil Gaimon got a tattoo of a big, blue bar of soap on his right bicep starts like most late-night adventures with a bad decision. In mid-September of last year, the 25-yearPRO Road Race National Championship in Greenville, S.C., with new team Kenda/5Hour Energy. hind other top Americans like Levi Leipheimer, George Hincapie and Chris Horner. The season, but that wasnt what ultimately drove him to a local tattoo parlor the next night. Just two days prior, news hit the Internet that longtime friend Jon Chodroff had admitted to the purchase and use of the perfor mance-enhancing drug EPO. EPO, or erythropoietin, allows more oxygen to be carried in the blood stream. Then in his second year of racing since graduating from the University of Florida, Gaimon knew it was only a matter of time before he was confronted with the reality of cheating in his sport. But this was someone he was close to, a former teammate with Jelly Belly Pro Cycling. The truth stung even deeper when Chodroff, 25, was levied a two-year suspension by U.S. cyclings governing body and immediately retired from the sport. Gaimon couldnt let the same thing happen to him. Chodroff was a good guy and a great friend. If he doped, it could happen to anyone. Right now, I think Id never want to dope but what if I made it to Europe? What if something tries to change my mind? Gaimon asked himself. So along with teammate Nick Waite, he walked into the Tattoo Wearhouse in nearby Spartanburg and asked for a simple design hed been working up the courage to get since January, when a doctor asked if he was doping. In big, bold letters inside the outline of a still-sudsy bar of soap sits the word CLEAN for the entire cycling world to see. Today, Gaimon along with Waite and former pro Adam Myerson continues to try and make a positive impact on his sports

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 47 Gaimon: Cheating, doping could lead to demise of pro cyclingdoping problem by running a donation-based website called buy young, up-and-coming cyclists the same CLEAN tattoo the three of them now have. If one of them gets it, then this kid will never dope, because the rule is if you get the tattoo and you dope, then we come scrape it off you, Gaimon said. Since the site started in October 2010, and through Gaimons promotion on his blog for the cycling magazine VeloNews, he But his current teammate at Kenda/5-Hour Energy and for mer UF cycling club member, Bobby Sweeting, 24, was initially surprised on just how far his friend took the message. I was shocked that he did that, Sweeting said. I didnt really think of him as the kind of guy whod go and get tatted up. I love to talk about it on my website and on social media, with the fans and stuff like that, but a tattoo is a little much, man. Long before he was a crusading anti-doper and cycling pro, Gaimon was a self-described fat kid who played way too many video games and weighed 185 pounds his junior year of high school. Unlike other racers like Sweeting, who were either running track or on the bike at an early age, Gaimon didnt grow up as an athlete. The only sport he had ever played up to high school was a year of soccer as a goalie. he started racing competitively with Team Florida, Gaimon quickly found he was a natural. Phil is an anomaly for sure, Sweeting said. He went from sitting on his ass to a [Category] 1 racer in like a year, which is pretty unheard of. In exactly 11 months, Gaimon rose from a beginner Categodomestic rider since the system was established. Belly. He progressed physically really well, but hes also a student of the sport unlike other people who just race, said David Reich, who is a current member of Team Florida. He is really interested in learning everything about it. He loves the sport, absolutely loves it at every level. the odds by becoming a climbing specialist in the mountains for his new team, even though he began his career training on In three years as a pro hes notched 30 stage, jersey competition and overall race wins while competing in some of the top domestic races each year like the Tour of California and the Tour of the Gila. Its true theres no climbing in Florida, theres no altitude, but they have great weather, Gaimon said. So I have the adlike the guys in Colorado. But people still ask me how I can climb that well coming from Florida. I tell them I train on Space Mountain. That usually works. Now on his sixth post-collegiate team and with a new contract extension through 2012, Gaimon wants to make the jump into bigger stage races internationally. strong results to remain a part of the growing program. My mom still thinks its a phase or something, Gaimon said. And she might be right, if I dont get a good offer in a year or two, I could easily be in grad school. Until youre at a certain level, thats the only responsible way to look at it. Along with EPO, athletes use human growth hormones (HGH), amphetamines, steroids and even wholesale blood transfusions to gain a competitive advantage. If one out of 10,000 racers dopes, hes going to rise to the top because it works so well for cycling, Gaimon said. So it kind of attracts the garbage and you end up hearing about those guys a few years later when they get caught. for cyclists. During their young careers, Gaimon and Sweeting have both noticed a trend of wealthy, non-industry corporations backing out of their sponsorships. The scandals of the last 10 years surrounding Floyd Landis, Operation Puerto and multiple Grand Tour champions Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong, have in the words of Gaimon, drug sponsors names through the dirt, leaving lesser-funded cycling companies sponsors to pick up the slack. If the trend continues, he believes the sport could collapse. It used to be youd meet someone 10 years ago and youd say youre a pro cyclist and itd be Oh thats cool, Gaimon said. Now you meet someone and they look at you kind of weird because they watched 60 Minutes. They just assume. Currently living in Ellicott City, Md., and traveling around the country for races, Gaimon looks to athletes from other sports that have survived and moved past a cheating culture. Ive met the gold medalist for the Nordic combined in the you ask him about doping in skiing and he says there isnt anybody. Nobody does it anymore, he said. The only reason he doesnt have to consider it is because he doesnt have to, nobody dopes. Though Gaimon believes science and desperate riders will always try to push what is fair and legal in the sport, he said he has noticed the doping problem, at least domestically, is improving simply because he is able to stay competitive in the races he enters. Like Sweeting, most young cyclists from Gaimons generation respect and understand the point hes trying to make with might not like it, for most, its a reminder of the commitment theyve made to improve their own abilities through honor able, hard work. In the end, Gaimon doesnt think all dopers are bad people for one lapse in judgment. Some of them were and still are his friends. And when hes honest with himself, he still isnt 100 percent sure of his own resolve until the day comes that its actually tested. He just wants to hold onto the only sport hes ever loved for as long as he can. 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VOLUME 105 ISSUE 1 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida The Alligator gets a long-awaited makeoverTurn to pages 24-25 to learn more. City Commission repeals soup kitchen meal limitThree-hour window approved for serving, pg 14. WELCOME BACK 93 /75Goo Goo Dolls slated to play at the event in Novemeber, pg. 4. On Saturday, Florida coach Will Muschamp backed an assistant who was named in a Yahoo! Sports report concerning jailed UM booster Nevin Shapiro. See Story, Page 32 ELIZABETH BEHRMAN Alligator Staff Writer Students will once again be able to catch a break on their textbook expenses for one day this fall. Student Government is partnering with the UF Bookstore in the Reitz Union to bring back Discount Day, or Sales Tax Relief Day. Students will be exempt from paying the sales tax on textbooks bought in store Aug. 22. This will be the third Sales Tax Relief Day in three years, and Student Body President Ben Meyers said he really wants to see students take advantage of the discount. Were really trying to boost it up this year, he said. The main goal right now is to make students aware of the event. Meyers said the discount applies only on Aug. 22 and only in-store. While it only applies to textbooks, he said he is working with Reitz Union Business Services and the UF Bookstore to extend the exemption to school supplies. The day would not be possible without the help of the two groups, he said. realize what a service it is for students, Meyers said. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 READERS GUIDE 24 CLASSIFIEDS 15 CROSSWORD 19 SPORTS 23 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff UF freshman Christina Lynch, left, purchases a textbook at the UF Bookstore inside the Reitz Union on Thursday afternoon. Students get textbook tax break today THERE IS NOW MORE SEATING. ERIN JESTER Alligator Writer The Stephen C. OConnell Center received a $900,000 facelift this summer that was unveiled to the public Saturday at UFs Football and Volleyball Fan Day. David Lucier, assistant director of the OConnell Center, said the largest renovation was the seating. Motors on the bleachers were wearing moved and replaced with new bleachers. Other changes included a handrail encircling the lower bowl that was added to comply with safety codes and a fresh coat of paint for the outside of the building. I think its going to be a huge improvement to the building, Lucier said. The fans are going to like it. One such fan is Dillon Harrison, 36, who graduated from UF in 1996. Harrison traveled from the Jacksonville area to attend the event. He said he liked the look of the new bleachers in the lower bowl of the building. Compared to when I was here, it looks a lot better, he said. Work on the OConnell Center began in mid-May and ended in the beginning of July. Commencement ceremonies and a Jehovahs Witness conference were held OConnell Center debuts $900,000 renovationADMINISTRATION JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writer For the the third straight year, the cost of tuition for UF students is increasing by 15 percent this fall. The increase was approved by the UF Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors, the state university systems governing body, in June. The measure will raise $26 million in the revenue will help keep the quality of education high for a university that has years. State legislators approved an 8-percent increase in tuition in the spring. Each state university has the power to raise tuition another 7 percent, bringing the total increase to 15 percent. At the June Trustees meeting, UF President Bernie Machen also addressed nancial aid an issue Student Body President Ben Meyers wanted resolved before supporting the tuition increase. In addition to the tuition increase, the state is now requiring additional documentation before dispersing Bright Futures awards. All students eligible for the Bright Futures Scholarship funds must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, before aid is dispersed. The state is requiring the paperwork to collect data on the population of students who received the scholarships and the students families. Tuition raised 15 percent as state budget cuts loom SEE TUITION, PAGE 14Machen SEE ODOME, PAGE 14

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News Today Subscription Rates: One Semester (Fall or Spring) $18 Summer Semester $10 Two Semesters (Fall or Spring) $35 Full Year (All Semesters) $40The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 106 ISSUE 1 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 TODAYFORECASTTHUNDER STORMS 93/75 THUNDER STORMS 93/74 THUNDER STORMS 90/74 THUNDER STORMS 87/75 RAIN 83/76 FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY WHATS HAPPENINGGator Growl Tickets Go on Sale Today Student tickets can be purchased online at www.gatorzone.com, at Gate 13 at the stadium. The general public can also buy tickets at ticketmaster.com or at dent tickets will be sold for $15 and $25 for guests. During the week of the show, ticket prices increase $5. Gator Growl will be held Friday, Nov. 4 at Ben Hill Small Group Training Demo Days Through Sept. 1, 4 p.m. 9 p.m. Southwest Recreation Center Students have the chance to try any of the free 30-minute demo Small Group Training classes. classes begin Sept. 6. For more information on the classes, Toastmasters Meeting Tuesday, 5:45 p.m. Entomology Building, Room 1031 All are welcome to meet members and learn about Toastmasters. The organization provides This event features complimenstrations, Sport Clubs expositions, competitions, giveaways and free food. Meet the Sport Clubs captains, learn about each clubs practice schedule formation on the club. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. an atmosphere for members to learn and practice public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, go to www.toastmasters.org or call Mary at 352-870-2267. Back to Business Resource Fair Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Matherly Courtyard Ready to get back to business? Stop by for information covering leadership, career services, study abroad, community service, prizes and more. Meet the professors of the Warrington College of Business Administration and samplefree cupcakes from Sarkara Sweets and smoothies from Red Mango. Visit www.tifor more information. All majors welcome. RecSports Extravaganza Thursday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Southwest Recreation Center

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Editors note: This story originally appeared in the August 4 edition of the Alligator.KELLI FOLSEAlligator Contributing WriterUF took a dive in rankings that will simultaneously please administrators and leave some students dismayed as the university placed at No. 9 on the Princeton Reviews Annual College Ranking list of the nations top 20 party schools. Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jen Day Shaw said she took the drop as good news. We are proud of our students for a whole bunch of things: their academics, their community services, she said. We get frustrated when we are listed for something like par tying. There are too many great things that you all do that dont get recognized. Five years ago, UF President Bernie Machen instituted the UF Community Alcohol Coalition, and since then DUI rates, alcohol related conduct violations and transports to the hospital for alcohol have gone down. In other rankings, UF took the No. 1 spot in the nations top 20 jock schools, as well as ranking No. 1 for career ser vices. Heather White, interim director of UFs Career Resource of the centers outstanding staff. For three consecutive years nation. Our staff is very student-centered and dedicated to helpcouldnt be happier that the students feel the way they do, and we hope to continue our services.UF slips in national party school rankings August 31, 1966: UF Director of Athletics Ray Graves reaches an agreement with Student Body leaders to apportion 18,000 seats in the stadiums tire sideline is occupied by students. August 26, 1985: UF administration requires their parties. At $15.50 an hour, these guards cost more than twice as much as private security guards. The following weekend, UF-mandated guards are only at 15 of the 25 fraternity go around. August 27, 1990: The UF Division of Housing sets an opening date for new dormitories near Flavet Field. They were not yet named but were under consideration to be called Flavet Village. The new suite-style dormitories are set to feature card-access doors and a convenience store in the facility. Those dormitories are now known as Keys Complex. They do not have card-access doors, and there is no convenience store. August 23, 1993: Smoking is banned in UF dormitories. However, smoking is still allowed August 25, 1994: Barnett Bank collaborates with UF ID Services to make the UF All-inOne ID Card (later the Gator 1 Card) ATM capable. The bank requires a minimum balance of $1,500 on its cards and students have to pay a $3.75-a-month fee if their balances fall below that amount. ALEX ORLANDOSTUDENT LIFE EMILY MORROWAlligator Writer In the spring Student Government elections, students were promised campus-wide free printing, but they may get a lot more than that. Student Body President Ben Meyers created the Free Printing Task Force in May to determine the areas of campus where access to computers and printing is most needed. The results showed that most UF colleges dont have the facilities available to house computer labs for printing. To solve this problem, Meyers hopes to have new labs built with upgraded features like Apple computers and projection screens, as well as free printing. This will make our campus and years, Meyers said. for new labs include the McCarty buildings, the law school, the journalism college and the Communicore Building. Construction could begin sometime this fall and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the spring semester, pending approval by the Activity and Service Fee Committee. The project would cost about $300,000 money obtained from last years Activity and Service Fees, which saw a 15-percent increase. However, some groups have questioned the sustainability of these labs. The task force has been working Gators for a Sustainable Campus to determine if unlimited printing is a responsible option. Each student currently has a 300page printing quota per semester. Meyers said the task force is now considering options like allocating printing based on each students schedule. Under this model, each professor would decide how many pages his or her students would be allotted for the duration of the semester. This has become a movement, Meyers said. Its not going to be done by the end of my term, but we want to start the process now.Printing services expand on campus MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3

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Editors note: This story is appeared in the July 5 and 21 editions of the Alligator. BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Contributing WriterAfter last years lack of a musical act, Gator Growl will be bringing in The Goo Goo Dolls to rock the crowd at this years homecoming celebration. The Goo Goo Dolls, who will be paid $110,000 to perform, became the top choice, beating out Maroon 5, Kings of Leon and Bruno Mars. If we are going to keep Gator Growl affordable to show up to, we just dont have the budget to get some of these major bands, said Aaron Heger, director of Gator Growl. But I would say, compared to past years, we made a much bigger effort to really go after those really big name bands if it was feasible. He said according to the student and alumni surveys, people wanted to see a rock band over a hip-hop artist. The Goo Goo Dolls were a topand a top-three choice on the alumni survey. The best part about The Goo Goo Dolls is that they appeal to students, Heger said. They appeal to the younger alumni that grew up listening to them, and they are the type of band, whether you are a younger kid or older alumni, you can listen to this music and enjoy it. No comedian has been announced as of yet. Options include Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon and one to three others. After a two-year drought, this years show will also feature a The last time Gator Growl had when the Steve Miller Band per formed. Its the students show, The Gator Nations show, and we are trying to give them what they are asking for, he said. taken away from Gator Growl because with the new multi-milliondollar video boards, no parties presentation, Heger said. The show will be held Nov. 4 will start at 7 p.m. Student tickets will cost $15 and general admission tickets prices increasing by $5 the week of the show. 4, ALLIGATOR Alligator File PhotoA Gator Growl light projection shines over the crowd during a previous homecoming celebration. The event, known as the largest Goo Goo Dolls to play Gator Growl ONLINE VOTING IS STILL NOT FAVORED.Editors note: This story originally appeared in the June 9 edition of the Alligator.ALEXANDER KLAUSNERAlligator Staff WriterElection reform has turned from a Student Government platform point to a reality. The Senate unanimously voted this summer to approve a bill that will do away with paper ballots and move to a computerbased voting system. Students would still have to go to an on-campus polling location, but instead of receiving a paper ballot, they would swipe their Gator 1 Cards and be ushered to a secure booth with a computer to cast votes. The system is expected to be ready by this semesters SG election. The legislation, written by Senate President Micah Lewis, was widely supported and endorsed. Senate Minority Leader Gillian Leytham was the one to motion for unanimous approval. It was a wonderful moment, Lewis said. poorly trained poll workers caused problems with the election, prompting a return to paper and pens. This time, he said, SG intends to ensure that poll workers know the system, and the technology has improved drastically since. menting the new system. He will propose Thursday to decrease spent on paper and staff will decrease. Unite Senator Severin Walstad, who worked closely with Lewis controversy. Three students, including two ex-senators, came for ward claiming to have voted twice. Instead of voting for a candiLewis said he wouldnt condone the action, but he said it did alert him to weaknesses in the system. Students will now be able to cast votes at any polling location on campus. Under previous rules, any kind of electronic voting was illegal. The new rules will still disallow online voting, a system used for SG elections at Santa Fe College.SG elections moved to computer stations

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Its been a long time coming about nine product. Needless to say, this is our baby. We wanted to, as always, keep the readers in mind as we set about this makeover. We wanted to please your eyes and draw you into our stories. We hope what you see before you does the job. Working on this massive edition and seeing it placed on the page with the design changes was as exciting a moment as any of us have had, but we realized that it wasnt just about being aesthetically pleased. This is signaling something more. As student journalists, we spend inordinate amounts of time studying not only the mechanics of gathering the news and serving it you, but also the preferences of you, In this age where physical newspapers are seemingly becoming more and more archaic, we know we have to gers anymore; its also about the keyboard and screen you now rely on for news. Keep an eye out this semester for a new focus on our online presentation. We plan on engaging readers like we never have before, whether it be through our Facebook page or through our tweets. Its clear that our audience is moving with the times. We dont plan on getting left behind. Thats not to say that we are going to shortchange our print edition. This redesign gives us a chance to stretch our legs in a few ways. On some pages we have more space, some space to improve visual elements. Theres a more uniformed style across sections. To go along with our refocused mission to improve our online presence, we will advertise our website more prominently (note the URL directly underneath the logo). On many occasions, we will be directing readers to www. alligator.org or to our social about the stories we report. We want you to know that we feel the tremendous weight of the responsibility we have. We are your student newspaper, and we will strive to serve you and provide you with the best news you can get. If you ever have any concerns about your community, whether it be on campus or in the City of Gainesville, let us know. We want to make sure were reporting on the issues that matter most to you. names and emails on the masthead. Dont hesitate to drop us a line when you have something to say. And if you think you can contribute to the Alligator by writing for us, stay tuned. In the coming days, well announce the date of our open house where well welcome anyone crazy enough to want to get involved in our daily grind. Well be here with big smiles, ready to accept resumes, writing samples and hugs. And, of course, well have pizza. Elizabeth Behrman is a journalism senior and editor-inchief of the Alligator. Josh Isom is a journalism senior and managing editor / online. Joey Flechas is a journalism senior and managing editor / print. Alligator debuts new look, new focus If there is one thing we, as a nation, need to start picking on, its homeless shelters. If we dont get these so-called charities under contoo risky. Google it, freshmen. To the pleasure of many activists on campus and around Gainesville, the city voted Thursday to end the 130 meallimit placed on all soup kitchens in the area. a conclusion we can support. Now, soup kitchens in Gainesville will be given a threehour window to serve as many people as they can reasonAlthough the limit had been on the books for a while, the city started enforcing it in 2009 when local developers began to complain that the St. Francis House, a shelter and soup kitchen on South Main Street, was serving more than 130 people a day. Well, how dare they? cant, the homeless arent known for being violent. Supporters of the limit also argue that the population creates an eye sore and might be unattractive to their patrons. The St. Francis House legally obtained its space and Local residents and businesses should not be using the make themselves more comfortable. The St. Francis House, like other soup kitchens in the area, does not receive funding from local governments. regulations, especially when their mission is anything but malevolent. While this may not have been part of the debate, one has to wonder why governments require places like soup kitchens to meet so many licensing requirements just to open their doors. Surely someone who goes through the trouble of purchasing a space and cooking hundreds of meals a day to feed the homeless isnt looking to cause any trouble. Their whole goal is to help people. At its most fundamental level, the purpose of government is to protect us. Who is really protected by these burdensome steps required of philanthropists and charities? City does right thing Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joey Flechas Josh Isomemail@alligator.org

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 Welcome to Gainesville, home of the University of Florida and Santa Fe College at the heart of The Gator Nation. We are excited to welcome our approximately 60,000 students who bring so much vitality to the Gainesville community. I wish to extend our communitys warmest greetings and encourage you to actively pursue your diverse inter ests and dreams over the course of the year. Gainesville is certainly the place to make things happen. Gainesville is home to a plethora of opportunities, resources and endless entertainment. Of course UF and SFC offer many exciting athletic events, but Gainesville also has many other opportunities for enjoyment. From spending time at our exceptionally beautiful lakes, streams and trails to heading downtown for our art festivals or annual fairs, there is always something to do. To our newest members of the Gainesville community and The Gator Nation: Being a Gator will change your life. my masters degree in zoology, and I immediately fell in love with the citys pulse and outstanding relationship with the university. Becoming a member of The Gator Nation and the Gainesville community was so exceptional that I stayed and later. The college years are transformational, and I truly wish you the best of luck embarking on your 2011-12 journey. inspirational teachers and colleagues, and the ability to accomplish anything you put your mind to. I can only hope that Gainesville and The Gator Nation will impact you the same way it impacted me. My door is always open at City Hall, but also make sure to visit the citys website at www.cityofgainesville.org for updates or events in your area. I wish you a productive year in all your endeavors. As always, go Gators! Craig Lowe is the mayor of Gainesville.Mayor welcomes students to city for fall semester Guest column Craig LoweSpeaking Out On behalf of the UF Student Body, welcome to The Gator Nation! This is the beginning of the greatest years of your life, and we are here to guide you as you make the transition to college life. Over the course of your studies here, you will learn from some of the greatest faculty in the world international leadics and dedicated mentors. Work hard to be academically successful, not only for the grades you will earn but for the knowledge gained in order to earn those grades. My challenge for you today is to learn as much from the students around you as you do from your classes. In a Student Body more than 50,000 strong, each student brings with him or her a set of experiences and a unique background. Some of you may be in a long line of family members to attend this university; lies to attend college. Your achievements in your life so far have brought you among our states elite here at UF. this campus. Whether you join a fraternity or sorority, Student Government, a cultural organization, a church, a synagogue or any other group on this campus, the most important thing to remember is to pursue your passion. Seek to be not only a member, but a leader. In all of this, I encourage you to maintain a positive attitude. You will face defeats, and they will teach you more than your victories. But dont go into anything expecting to be defeated.Your experience here will be I am excited for the opportunity to get to know the Class of 2015 and be a witness to all that you will achieve. Always remember that your Student Government leaders are here to answer any questions you may have along the way. Good luck, and go Gators! Ben Meyers is the UF Student Body president. Student Body President pushes Ben MeyersSpeaking Out Guest column

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8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 Max Reed / Alligator StaffA sign outside the Broward Pool reads that the pool will reopen on Monday, Aug. 22, for the fall semester. Architects have created designs for the remodel of the Broward-area pool, which include improvements such as a lazy river. STUDENTS CAN ACCESS THEIR E-LEARNING AND ISIS ACCOUNTS. MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterThe UF campus is now only a tap away. University Relations released its campus website Wednesday for iPhones, Androids and other Internet-friendly phones. The site, m.ufl.edu, includes features such as a campus map, a bus tracking system and a university calendar. Students can also access E-Learning and view their holds and schedule through ISIS. This is what students expect and need, said Steve Orlando, UF spokesman. With the start of the fall semester, the site may prove to be a valuable resource. Orlando said students expect to be able to use phones to access important infor mation instead of carrying around maps and bus route guides. The demand is going to move over to what you get with this, he said. About 10 people, most of whom were from UF Information Technology, developed the site by using university-wide input. Bruce Floyd, UF Relations social media specialist, helped design the sites layout. Floyd said the main goal was to create a website students could use on the go. The setup of the mobile site, he said, is more helpful to students than the standard UF website because the latter is more for people who are looking to apply to UF. The mobile site is for students who are trying to get to class on time. The site has a link at the bottom of the page to a feedback form where people can give suggestions for more features theyd like to see. We did this to try and help the students, Floyd said. Were going to constantly iterate and update and make it better.University develops smartphone app for student resources MINA RADMANAlligator WriterUF students seeking a typical Gainesville pool par ty may not have to look fur ther than their own backyard in the near future, though it could come at a cost. nizations and architecture sign have conducted a series of workshops over the last few months to construct a master plan for the remodeling of the Broward-area pool. Plans include an elevated leisure pool with a lazy river, a drop slide, waterfalls and a We think it would be a place where UF students would be able to come together and relax and get involved, said David Bowles, director of UF RecSports. According to Jonathan Martin, the landscape architect on the project, the pool area would offer experiences similar to those found at apartment complexes around town. Inter-Residence Hall Association president Severin Walstad, who originally proposed the idea for the new pool, said in a June Student Senate meeting that he hopes to use already-existing funds for the project, rather than increase student fees. Walstad said most of the pools. A survey sent to students over the summer received more than 2,400 responses, and about 80 percent of those responses favored the idea of such a pool. In July, Martin and his from RecSports, IRHA, IFC and the Panhellenic Council to review the survey results and discuss the project. They are still in the logistics phase of the design.There is no estimated cost for the construction, and the univer sity hasnt received any new funding. Its all up in the air right now, Bowles said. There are a number of ways for money to build up for something like this. If it has to involve student fees, students will be involved in the decision. UF environmental science sophomore Candace Spencer likes the idea of such a pool but has concerns about the expenses. I appreciate the effort they are putting into making the pool nicer for residents, Spencer said. I wonder, though, if the money isnt better used somewhere else.Broward Pool may get faceliftPlanning stage underway We did this to try and help the students.Bruce FloydUF Relations

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9 Bryan Doolin / AlligatorLeft to right: Marisa Dunkel, Meagan Kaufman, John Slate and Alison Carestia cruise in a GOTCHA Ride down University Avenue on the way to midtown on a Wednesday night. RIDES ARE FREE; TIPS ARE CUSTOMARY. ALEXANDER KLAUSNERAlligator Staff WriterFor at least one year, UF students nighttime transportation options are expanding as UF enters a one-year contract with GOTCHA Ride, an electric-car taxi service that has operated in Gainesville since fall 2010. The university will give the company $75,000 out of alreadyexisting funds paid through the transportation access fee, money that also funds students free RTS rides. Its helping them help stutheir service, said Scott Fox, the director of UFs Transportation and Parking Services. The Rides, as GOTCHA likes to refer to its electric-powered vehicles, will take students from campus to the downtown district and densely studentpopulated areas. GOTCHA does not charge for its rides, though it is customary to tip the driver. Both UF and GOTCHA Ride are still working on the details of the arrangement, and the university will soon be developing a plan to market the program to students.UF, GOTCHA Ride team up to expand service EMILY MORROWAlligator Writer UF and 28 other research universities across the U.S. have promised access to an ultra high-speed Internet so fast that one could download a full-length, high-definition movie within seconds. These universities are all part of Gig.U: The Univer sity Community Next Generation Innovation Project. Our goal is to bring in the kinds of businesses that would need high-speed Internet, said UF spokesman Steve Or lando. Although Gig.U introduced the program in July, it has not yet set a time frame for the new networks implementation. Students on campus already have access to ultra highspeed Internet, so the effort will be focused on moving this infrastructure to off-campus locations. However, Innovation Hub and Gainesvilles medical and research community would all benefit from a faster Internet connection, Orlando said. A faster connection could be useful at Shands at UF, which just switched to electronic medical records about a month ago. This characteristic could act as a huge incentive for additional researchers and entrepreneurs to move to Gainesville. The university contributed $9,000 to the development of the project, but the improved connection will be of no additional cost to students or the university. Gig.U is in the process of developing the request for proposals from potential Internet providers such as Cox Communications and Verizon. Its a long way from happening, Orlando said, but its definitely in the works.UF joins effort to bring ultra high-speed Internet to city

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Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the July 19 edition of the Alligator.BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Contributing WriterThe daily life of UF bats will soon be available for all to see. The bats living in the bat house and new bat barn will be getting their own live Internet feeds, which will be hosted on a UF website. The information in the kiosks at the nocturnal dwellers abode will be updated so the public will have a better idea of the lives of these bats. We want to make it an active and really useful site, not only for our local interests but for people who are doing bat research worldwide, said Beverly Sensbach, associate director at the Florida Museum of Natural History. That is one of the nice things about having it available on the Web: Anybody can link in and have a look at it if they are interested in bat research or just want to see. The bat house was built in 1991 to help relieve the bat infestation at Percy Beard Track. Currently there are three cameras installed in or around the bat house and bat barn, she said. nition, shift automatically from color to infrared and are weatherproof. Normally cameras can function at 105 degrees Fahr enheit, but the cameras needed for the bat house and barn have to operate under the extreme conditions where bats live and must withstand 122 degrees Fahrenheit, said War ren Brown, systems administrator lead at the Florida Museum of Natural History. The websites main use will be as a resource for research, said Bill Paine, infor mation technology director at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Paine said the website will act as an informative virtual exhibit of the bats. While the cameras are cur are still working on a way to keep the lens consistently clean. Paul Ramey, assistant director of marketing and public relations for the Florida Museum of Natural History, said this and other technical issues have to be addressed before the launching of the website. have the site up and running by about June 2012. MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11 Alligator File PhotoKathy Moldawer, left, a student at Boston University, and Dalton Purcifull, a student at Santa Fe College, sit on a fence by the UF Bat House by Lake Alice on a Thursday evening. Spectators gather along the fence by the bat house around sunset to watch the thousands of bats living in the strucUfF RESEaARCHBats to make big screen debut Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the June 28 edition of the Alligator.JONNY SHIVERAlligator Contributing WriterIf youve ever hailed a taxi in Gainesville, theres a chance you were overcharged. According to student complaints dating back as early as 2009, some cab drivers took advantage of students by charging rates of $20-plus per person to travel less than two miles. As of Aug. 1, Gainesville taxi companies were required by the city to display the newly drafted Taxi Service Bill of Rights in all cabs. The bill outlines the rights of both the driver and the passenger, City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa said. It also authorizes drivers to all standard pricing scale formerly reserved for special events such as Gator football games, or run the meter. The passenger now has a right and the responsibility to know what the fare will be before he or she gets in. Mastrodicasa said the decision of which rate to charge is ultimately up to the passenger, and students should negotiate the price before they get in. Flat rates may offer a cheaper alternative in some instances, said Ed Ricci, owner of AAA Taxi. traveling from midtown to downtown would save students a buck or two compared with the meter price. But after an undercover sting operation in December, which caught 11 of 19 drivers not running a meter and resulted in a landslide of allegations and arguments, Ricci even though it is now an accepted practice. Im out here to stay in business, not to create a problem for the students or the police, he said. When it comes to a safe ride for students, the best deal for students depends on how far the trip is. Jumping in a cab will cost you up to $3.50 just to sit inside the vehicle and tack on more charges for idle time, price increases for as little as every one-tenth mile and additional fees per person. There are other options, though, such as using UFs Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol, RTS Later Gator, or ZIPcarts an environmentally friendly electriccart service which charges only $3 travel anywhere within its perimeter. According to a city commission document that details taxi rates, Unimet Taxicab Company charges a minimum fare of $10, regardless of the distance traveled. Student Body President Ben Meyers said a lack of transparency was a major problem, and some cab drivers are shady, adding on extra fees and taking advantage of students. He said the new ordinance is a positive development, and the bill of rights is an important step to resolving the issue. Mastrodicasa said the new ordinance is more fair and transparent for students. I dont think its perfect, but its the best we can do, she said.Commission moves to limit cab fares, protect overcharged customersMastrodicasa That is one of the nice things about having it available on the Web: Anybody can link in and have a look at it if they are interested in bat research or just want to see.Beverly Sensbachassociate director at the Florida Museum of Natural History

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MINA RADMANAlligator Writer 12, ALLIGATOR Dana Burke / Alligator StaffThe Olympic lifting section is a new feature of Southwest Recreation Centers recently renovated weight room. Students must pass a supervised practical test by correctly performing a front squat, overhead squat, deadlift, clean and jerk and snatch before using the area. FITNEssSSSouthwest Rec weight room gets facelift THE SHOP WILL BE EXPANDED AND HAVE BIKE-FRIENDLY FLOORS AND DOORWAYS. ERIN JESTERAlligator Writer Free bike repair service moves to new location The arrangement of the machines makes my workout quicker and smoother.Deidre CheevesUF sophomore

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after the renovations were completed, but Saturdays event was the real kickoff to the year, Lucier said. Renovation fees were covered by the OConnell Centers reserves, which come from revenue generated by the building. No serious complications arose during the renovation process. Lucier said more changes could be in store for the center in the near future, such as replacing more seats, lighting systems, air conditioning units and flooring. However, he said, those renovations fall under regular maintenance. Theres always stuff that needs to be done, he said. 14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 odome creditStudents cheer at an event in the Stephen C. OConnell Center. The renovation was funded with money raised by the building SOUP KITCHENS SERVE IN A 3-HOUR WINDOW. MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterAfter more than a year of activist outcry and some attempts at compromise, the Gainesville City Commission unanimously eliminated a much-debated soup kitchen restriction Thursday. The commission got rid of the permit stipulation that soup kitchens and shelters in the city could only feed 130 people per day, which had been an emotionally charged issue. IThe number limit, which excluded Christmas, Thanksgiving and a day of the shelters choice, will be replaced by a time limit of three continuous hours a day between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. City shelters could start operating under the new rule as early as October The meal limit has been in place for city soup kitchens since the 1990s. It started at 75 meals and was increased to 130 in 2004. However, it was largely ignored until about a year ago, when some downtown business owners called upon the commission to enforce the rule because homeless people were gathering around their stores, which are near St. Francis House, a soup kitchen and shelter. Some downtown homeowners were also adamant about keeping the limit because they said more homeless people will gather near their homes when the limit is lifted. Activists counter that closing the door on hungry people is inhumane, especially since there is enough food to feed more than 130 mouths. At least 31 downtown businesses agreed, signing a petition with the Coalition to End the Meal Limit NOW. At least 736 people also signed the paper petition and 15,391 people signed the online petition. Commission does away with meal limit According to data from the 2009-2010 school year, about 95 percent of incoming freshman and 79 percent of all incoming students at UF receive Bright Futures. takes about 10 days to process.FAFSA form now requiredSTUDENT LIFE BRITTANY HAGENAlligator Contributing WriterA technology boost makes safe riding a snap. Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol became a little more high-tech on July 20. The upgrade included an automated answering system, a Web-based request system and a tablet PC installed in every van that includes a GPS. The tablet also allows calls to be dispatched via touch screen instead of a radio like before. tronover, the SNAP coordinator in the Community Service Division of the University Police, the new system has decreased wait times and increased ridership because all request are put into the system. If 500 people called, all 500 calls could be answered, he said. Before, he said, if a lot of people called, they might have to be put on hold due to lack of staff. The new system allows 100 percent of phone calls to be put into the system. To request a ride or an escort contact SNAP via telephone at 352-392-SNAP (7627). The service runs from 8:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. in the summer and 6:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters.SNAP system updates decrease wait times TUITION, from page 1 ODOMeE, from page 1 Fast FactsAn undergraduate taking 30 credits this year would pay almost $5,700 in tuition and fees a roughly $650 increase from the current cost. Trustees also approved 10-percent tuition increases to most graduate and professional programs. Law, pharmacy and dentistry graduate students are expected to see 15-percent increases. The state cut Bright Futures scholarships by about 20 percent this past session. State universities are allowed to increase tuition by 15 percent each year until it reaches the national average. According to UF President Bernie Machen, before the increase, UFs tuition was $2,800 below the national average.

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16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Contributing WriterYou dont have to binge and help. New medical center to treat eating disordersHEALTH DEAN AIMS TO REACH ALL STUDENTS. JASMINE EARLSAlligator Contributing Writer UF program stresses mental healthShaw

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Editors note: A version of this EMILY MORROWAlligator WriterMore than 700 springs are sprinkled across Floridas landscape, providing an ecosystem for tors and about 90 percent of north Floridas water supply. But like many things across the state, they too face the budget ax. On June 1, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced the end of all funding for the Florida Springs Initiative and the Springs Basin Working Groups, organizations dedicated to restoring and protecting Floridas springs. Its just a real hard blow, said Bob Knight, coordinator of the Wakulla Springs working group. Were seeing the springs degrading, and then we hear the state no longer values them enough to fund their restoration. The Florida Springs Initiative was started in 2001 by the DEP. Its purpose was to identify problems the springs were having through public about these issues and work on projects to protect and restore the springs. Last year, the Initiative received $514,000 in state funding. The DEP also directed $276,000 toward four Springs Basin Working Groups Ichetucknee, Silver, Rainbow and Wakulla. Peter Colverson, coordinator of the working groups for Rainbow Springs and Silver Springs, said his plans included six categories of necessary improvements: water recreation, land use and development, biodiversity, and education and outreach. The groups were two weeks away from presenting these plans to the DEP when the funding cut was announced. The funds were not intended to cover implementation of the plans, only to maintain the working groups as representative agencies. Colverson said these groups were the motivating forces that would have worked to garner public support and guide the springs restorations. Its sort of like taking the engine out of a car, he said. This foreseeable stall in progress was what led Knight to found the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, a private, nonup the slack from other agencies losses of state funding. We spent a lot of money understanding the problems in the springs, but we havent done a lot hasnt gone away, just the states support. Christie Goss, a spokeswoman for the DEP, wrote in an email that the DEP is looking for ways to continue the work of the springs groups. DEPs commitment to restor ing these springs has not diminished, she wrote, but it does mean we will have to explore mitment. MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 17 Max Reed / Alligator StaffAbout 20 Florida red-bellied turtles line a fallen log on the Ichetucknee River. Two state agencies will no longer receive funding to preserve freshwater springs. STa A TERestoration of Florida springs faces stroke of budget pen

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18, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 Editors note: A version of this story originally appeared in the June 9 edition of the Alligator.JOEY FLECHASAlligator Staff WriterThe UF business college reported inaccurate data about 2009 graduates of its masters of business administration program to U.S. News and World Report, according to a university internal investigation. Last August, an anonymous caller to the universitys ethics the Warrington College of Business Administration manipulated data on job placement of program graduates in order to boost the programs ranking. The call was followed by the submission of documents supporting the allegations. An investigation headed by Associate Provost for Academic Affairs Angel Kwolek-Folland followed. According to the investigation report, completed in September have used a looser interpretation of the data than would a reasonable person using standards used by professionals in the MBA UFs MBA program ranked 39th in the U.S. News and World Report ranking based on 2009 data. highly in the publications methodology. Data the college reported about the 2010 graduating class led the school to slide to 47th place. denied claims that they intentionally manipulated the data. The allegations state that Craig Petrus, director of graduate business career services, was pressured by Selcuk Erenguc, the associate dean for graduate programs, to manipulate the data in order to maintain a higher ranking. The complaint alleged that Petrus spoke of the pressure to colleagues during a July 2009 staff luncheon at a local restaurant. Two staffers supported the claim. According to the investigation, Petrus could not recall the luncheon, and both he and Erenguc denied there was any pressure to manipulate the data. Erenguc attributed the change from 2009 to 2010 to a slumping economy. According to the ranking of the 2009 class in U.S. News and World Report, the MBA programs 2009 graduating class had 53 percent job placement at graduation and about 79 percent placement three months after graduation. The complaint alleged that the accurate numbers paint a differ ent picture, with 37 percent of the students having jobs at graduation and 53 percent having jobs three months after graduation. The investigation found no evidence of collusion to create a more positive set of data. of poor judgment or inexperience, the end result is an inaccurate portrait of the employment the MBA program, according to the investigation. In an October memorandum sent in response to the investigation, College of Business Administration Dean John Kraft said the 2009 set of data accurately por trayed graduate placement and the college adhered to appropriate reporting standards. He said there was unrest in Petrus was selected for his position last summer, and he attributed the allegations to this negativity. There are no guidelines provided by U.S. News and World Report for interpreting placement data. The standards used by UF and other business colleges were developed by the MBA Career Ser vices Council, a professional association. According to the council, the standards were developed in an effort to curb the perception that marketing purposes and to gain better spots in media-generated rankings. The council sends information to a third party to be available for audit, but according to the investigation, the college has not regularly participated in that oversight process.MBA grad data misreported to U.S. News and World ReportBusiness program got rankings boost

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20, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Contributing WriterUF announced in June a new addition to Innovation Square, Gainesvilles underconstruction, multi-million-dollar research and creativity hub. The addition will be a Business Improvement District, which is expected to become an integral part of bringing local businesses into the fold. Bringing businesses to the center rings true to values that Innovation Square stands for, said David Green, senior urban signed the center. The center will act essentially as an incubator for entrepreneurs and provide support as they develop their ideas in Gainesville. The center does not require its This project will be advertised and have notoriety all over the world where research is done, Green said. The district is planned to be east of the Innovation Squares Core District, between Southwest 10th Street and Northwest 2nd Street. UF averages 13 spinoff companies a year from its students, with 108 businesses created in total, said Ed Poppell, UF vice president of business affairs. ated by the center for every one individual with a Ph.D., Green said. Master leases will be offered by UF under tax rolls, which will bring new jobs and expand businesses, Poppell said. The research community at UF helped lay the foundation for Innovation Square to grow on, Green said. The Business Improvement District ects and helps ensure a high level of quality for individual development, Green said. The project will utilize the natural environment of Gainesville to create a Greenway, which will be used in environmental science research for the center, he said. The original street grid will serve as the framework for development for the project. The Greenway will go under construction quickly to increase connectivity. It is public, like the roads running through the entire center. The project will be privately paid for, without any tax dollars, Green said. Courtesy to the Alligator / University RelationsSample photos display buildings and relaxation areas that will be in Innovation Square, a multi-million-dollar research and creativity hub. It will be built between Southwest 10th Street and Northwest 2nd Street. DEVELOPMENTInnovation Square to bring businesses, jobs to Gainesville LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS COST $100.NATALIE TEERAlligator Contributing WriterGrocery shopping is changing in Gainesville since the Citizens Co-op opened its doors in July. For three and a half years, co-founder Elizabeth Nesbit, their families and the community have been working to open a cooperative grocery store. Starting from scratch, the Citizens Co-op, located at 435 S. Main St., raised more than $200,000 and accumulated more than 700 members and co-owners, Nesbit said. In addition to the ability to do their grocery shopping some of which include access to monthly sale items and a A lifetime membership costs $100, and students can pay in four installations of $25. The store houses a variety of items and departments including produce, dairy, meat and seafood, bulk, teas and spices, and health and beauty. One of the ideas for starting a co-op was to provide a facility that sells fresh, local food. This keeps money within the community and gives consumers peace of mind by knowing where their food comes from, Nesbit said. Nesbit became inspired to open a co-op while traveling and found that cooperative grocery stores provided a wealth of community information and fresh food. I wanted to open one of my own, Nesbit said. I wanted to establish a place where people can come hang out, feel welcome, learn about public events and eat well.Cooperative grocery store provides new spin on shopping David Green

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ERIN JESTERAlligator Writer ALLIGATORBrett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff relaxes in his backyard after a day of gardening. Fa A CUlL TYBug professor retires after 35 years ESTEE BECKAlligator Writer Islamic Center hosts meal for local leaders Imam Abdul Malik

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22, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 GAMEDAYS Editors note: This story originally appeared in the June 12 edition of the Alligator.MICHAEL SYKESAlligator Contributing WriterThose in Gainesville for Gator games will now have something to do Friday nights aside from packing the cooler for the next day. The United Way of North Central Flor ida will host downtown street festivals before each home football game as part of the United Downtown event series, said Debbie Mason, president and CEO of United Way of North Central Florida. The festivals will give the congregation of Gator fans a chance to have some familyfriendly fun before the games, she said. The city will close Southeast First Street between University Avenue and Southeast 2nd Place from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the events. City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa hopes the event will raise awareness for United Way and give visitors a chance to see what Gainesville has to offer, she said. It also gives the locals who usually stay in a good reason to go out. This brings more people downtown, she said. And it will provide something positive for visitors to do. Christian Moreno, 20, a student at UF, said people avoid downtown because its too much effort to get there and park and But if you can drag people out there, theres a lot of culture, he said. The events will feature local artists and live music and give people a chance to get involved with the United Way, Mason said. For people with kids, the event offers an alternative to the bar-type atmosphere often associated with home-game weekends. There will be face-painting booths, bounce houses and other PG-rated things to do. Itll be a strolling festival with outdoor activities for families to enjoy, she said. And for those who enjoy a drink to honor the football gods, a change in city ordinance will allow the sale of beer on the street dur ing the events, Mastrodicasa said. But those who envision a beer-soaked free-for-all will be sorely disappointed the intent of the event is to remain familyfriendly. This is not an outdoor party, Mason said. This is an outdoor information and activities festival. Taylor Nones, a freshman at UF, said its hard for younger fans to feel like a part of The Gator Nation when so much focus is on drinking. If [the festivals] nurture to families, she said, maybe the games wont be so alcohol-oriented. United Downtown could give younger fans a chance to have a bigger piece of the gameday pie, she said. Jeff Hickey, part-owner of Tall Pauls Brew House, located off Main Street downtown, said most of the business owners downtown are in support of the events, even though some parking will be lost by closing three blocks of Southeast First Street on a Friday night. However, he said the downside is the poor lighting in downtown Gainesville. Theres a lot of dark spots, he said. And, he added, people are scared to bring kids somewhere where a homeless person could pop out from a dark corner. But overall, Hickey, a father of two, said it will be nice to have something he can take his kids to on game day weekends other than the game, that is. City to hold Friday festivals before UF home games

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 23 BENJAMIN S. BRASCH Alligator Contributing WriterEmpty stomachs, elbow-to-elbow run-ins ings Hall bus stop could disappear this semester. UFs Transportation and Parking Services department has decided to increase the size Drive by 50 percent, said Scott Fox, the departments director. $250,000 for the expansion with funds gained through parking tickets. sion, Fox said. The bus stop now has two bus ports, and the expansion will add another covered bus Fox said during construction, all buses will use the unaffected part of the port so as to not shut down the bus stop totally. If for some reason the bus system is being impeded by the construction, the contingenHall D. We already have a natural reduction in riders, Fox said. That makes us think that we wont need that contingency plan. In addition to a new-and-improved spot to can now grab a bite to eat during their wait. would like to offer dining services to UF stumarketing manager at Gator Dining Services, offer grab-and-go breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverage, snack and sandwich options, and its prices will be competitive with off-campus locations.Rawlings Hall bus stop expanding ELIZABETH BEHRMANAlligator Staff WriterIn the event of a drugor alcohol-related emergency, UF students can dial 911 a bit more confidently thanks to a new university policy. Under the Medical Amnesty Policy, students will be referred by the Dean of Students Office to Gator Well Health Promotion Services for assessment and counseling without For student organizations hosting an event where a medical emer gency occurs, the act of calling for medical attention will be taken into consideration during any potential sanction hearings. We want students to get help, said Maureen Miller, coordinator for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention at GatorWell Health Promotion Services. The policy, first announced at written to reassure students that it is safe to go to regional hospitals without fear of punishment from the university. written in 2009, highlighted the fact that area hospitals are not allowed to notify police or the university in the event of an alcohol or drug-related emergency due to confidentiality laws. The purpose of these policies, Miller said, is to reiterate that students are allowed to ask for help when they need it. A students health and safety is our ultimate concern and number one priority, she said.Policy promotes safetyON CAMPUS Jill Rodriguez

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1906 1920 1944 1962 1982 1997 2003 2009 1976 The Alligator through the years MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORGFlorida ranked No. 22 in AP Top 25 Preseason Poll: Do you think the Gators deserve to be ranked in the Associated Press poll after an 8-5 record a season ago? Vote online at alligatorSports.org GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writer Coach Will Muschamp said Saturday that he is standing behind wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill despite the assistants connection to the University of Miami scandal that was unearthed last week. Hill allegedly had knowledge of, or direct participation in, UM booster Nevin Shapiros disbursement of impermissible the Yahoo! Sports report. Ive talked to Aubrey after the article came out, Muschamp said. I feel very comfortable with he and Is conversation. I support Aubrey 100 percent. Im glad hes here at Florida. Also mentioned in the report were sophomore Andre Debose and junior Matt Patchan, who allegedly visited Shapiros home as part of a prohibited recruiting ploy. Neither Debose nor Patchan were made available for comment, but the University Athletic Association released a statement saying it had contacted the NCAA and determined there were no eligibility questions regarding either player. Driskel at No. 2: At Floridas media day on Aug. 5, Muschamp said one of the most important tasks facing his team would be creating separation behind John Brantley on the quarterback depth chart. True freshman Jeff Driskel needed just three weeks to generate that division. Jeff has kind of distanced himself right now to be the backup quarterback, Muschamp said Tuesday. Muschamp cited Driskels command of the offense, intangibles, accuracy and athleticism as the factors that led to the freshman taking control of the No. 2 spot. Driskel has also reportedly performed well in team scrimmages, at one point completing close to 70 percent of his passes. Senior Jaye Howard even referred to Driskel as the next Tim Tebow. Muschamp was quick to add that Driskel is just one or two bad days from losing the backup role to redshirt freshman Tyler Murphy or freshman Jacoby Brissett, both of whom have looked solid in practice and have done nothing to disappoint the coaching staff. trenched as the teams starter. Gators in the Wildcat: While Charlie Weis has been hard at work installing his pro-style scheme, Florida has also been exCheck out an alligatorSports exclusive feature on doping in pro cycling. A former Team Florida member is racing clean. See Story on Page 46 Courtesy to the Alligator / University CommunicationsFlorida coach Will Muschamp said Saturday hes comfortable with wide receivers coach Aubrey Hills alleged involvement with jailed Miami booster Nevin Shapiro. UF FOOTBALLMuschamp backs implicated assistant With a new semester and a new football season around the corner, the Gators arent the only ones trying to get better each and every day. To paraphrase head coach Will Mus champ who joins yours truly as a new boss in town this season journal ism is something thats very important to us here at alligatorSports. While Muschamp and his coaching staff cant guarantee you a Southeastern Conference or national championship in the SEC heck, even in America. Af ter all, we are the nations largest (and best) student-run paper. But like Muschamp and the shift to a pro-style offense and a new, booming defense, we here at alligatorSports have some changes of our own to improve our product on or wherever youre reading this. Be heard: While Mus champ is all about his One Voice campaign, where he is currently the sole source of any real information from the team, we here at alligatorSports want to know what you, the readers, think. Were going to try our hand at a questions about the football team and other UF sports life, or anything you may want to ask us. Questions can be submitted on Twitter: @alligatorSports. If youre living in the Stone Age, you can email them to sports@alligator.org. Follow the leader(s): Speaking of Twitter, each of our four football beat writers and columnists are on there. Follow us for Gators news, tidbits, thoughts and just general awesome ness. Our handles can be found below our handsome mug shots with our col umns (see: above and on page 38). It mean grind: The daily edition of the Alligator and Twitter arent the only ways to get content from us, either, as we will continue our foray into multi media endeavors. Although we lost longtime host Adam Berry, who was called up to the What to expect this semester JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Writer After two achingly close ing the Gators two-game swing in Miami, freshman Tessa Andu jar wasnt going to miss her next opportunity. On Sunday, the 5-foot-2 for ward ended her offensive woes in the opening half of No. 9 Floridas match against FIU with a perfectly placed shot into the back-right corner of the net. I was really happy when I scored, but I was also happy to help the team, Andujar said. To get in there and score a goal, The 40th-minute goal sparked an otherwise lackluster start for Florida (2-0-0). The Gators had four offside penalties in the ting the Golden Panthers (0-2-0) away with a second-half strike from senior Tahnai Annis, ensur ing the 2-0 win. Last seasons leading scorer, Annis got on the board for the assist. Andujar a San Clemente, Calif., native and U-17 Puerto Rico team member came off the bench against FIU after starting two days earlier against Miami. In the prior con test, she needed only two minutes known with a shot attempt that swung just wide of the goal. Andujars next attempt, which came 33 minutes into the match against the Golden Panthers, fell prey to the stalwart goalkeeping We started off a little rough, but I think we got back into it and just tried to play simple, Andu jar said. They kind of came out on us hard and then we just got back into it and played well. Floridas attack livened up Gators start season with back-to-back winsSEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 33 SEE GATO RS, PAGE 35 SEE GREE N, PAGE 33 Tom Greentwitter: @tomas_verde UF Soccer Poll Results: What position are you most concerned about? QB OL CB LB WR S 39% 37% 12% 5% 5% 2%EDITOR S NOTE154 total votes THOMAS NASSIFFAvenue Contributing WriterWhen Beau Muniz walks around the UF campus, hes almost never seen without his headphones. Muniz, a UF mechanical engineering sophomore, is like many students in that he listens to music often and uses it to help him relax. I usually just listen to music to enjoy it, Muniz said, but sometimes music is the only thing that can really calm me down if Im mad about something. As it turns out, Muniz may have stumbled naturally onto something more effective than he realizes. A recent study conducted at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan indicates that listening to music or comedy could do more than release stress or anxiety it actually could help people on a physical level. Led by researcher Eri Eguchi, the study found that subjects who participated in bimonthly group sessions of listening to music or comedy saw their blood pressure reduce significantly. Those who participated in these sessions, which consisted of an hour of listening to music or comedy every two weeks, saw their systolic blood pressure drop by an average of five to six points. Michael Miller, M.D., is the director of preventive cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. According to Miller, that drop in blood pressure could be compared to a similar drop produced by losing 10 pounds, adopting a lowsalt diet or taking medication to lower blood pressure. Miller said that although the demonstrated drop is somewhat modest, it could help lower the risk of death from heart disease or stroke by 5 to 15 percent. Eguchi said it isnt clear exactly how music and laughter can help lower blood pressure, but he is confident in the studys findings. In contrast to the results from the groups that received bimonthly treatment, a control group that got no treatment reported no sign of lower blood pressure. I think theres definitely a physiological effect going on, some sort of mind-heart connection, Miller told CNN Health. But Miller cautioned against overextending the studys findings, saying he wouldnt recommend replacing medication with listening to music. However, he said, It could increase your likelihood of going off medication or reducing the dosage. So, just how much should students read into these findings? One thing thats notable is the study subjects characteristics: men and women between 40 and 74 years of age. Jayne Standley, a professor of music therapy at Florida State University whose focus is medical music therapy, said that although a wealth of research shows that listening to music can affect people physically, this study still stands out. Music can affect a number of physiological levels, Standley said. It can reduce heart rate and help calm anxiety. But this study is unusual because its with blood pressure, which usually doesnt have a response to music.theAvenue Dana Burke / Alligator StaffListening to music between classes or while on the bus is an everyday habit for many students, and its no mystery why: Music is relaxing. However, according to a recent study conducted in Japan, listening to music also could help lower blood pressure. (Above: UF philosophy freshman Evan Rippe poses for a photo.) UF THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Zombie Vinyls uses old records to create new art. See story and more photos on page 10. INSIDE: See the latest fashions from around campus in Style Files on page 12. Our photographer visited important landmarks around town, see photo story on page 10-11 to learn what they are.ONLINE: out? Answer the poll question on alligator.org/the_ avenue. KATHLEEN BOYLEAvenue WriterEverything old is new again, or so the say ing goes. If one were to anticipate a sweeping statement that applies to the 20-somethings of today, it would be safe to assume our gen eration has taken a cue from our hippie forefa thers with expressions like going green hit ting a defining, socially acceptable cool. Well-stocked secondhand stores prove Americans addiction to consumption, a reflec tion of cultural interest in the next best thing. But embedded in this discarded materialism is a source of artistic inspiration, of reinvention, of newness. Zombie Vinyls, a fresh visual-art business based in Gainesville, creatively implements a take on the theory of reduce, re-use, recycle as a foundation for its handcrafted, re-purposed vinyl records. Officially establishing its business roots in the spring of 2011, Zombie Vinyls is the brain child of longtime friends and UF graduates Tony Feria and Matt Teper. The idea for their business model is rela tively simple and seemingly obvious, yet naturally channels a concept of reformulation that no longer necessitates a grain of salt: turn stacks of used, scratched, unwanted and out wardly obsolete vinyl records into an art me dium. As the name suggests and as their website claims, Zombie Vinyls brings dead music back to life. The company trades in a studio for a stencil, adorns coats of spray paint and ditches the phonograph as a testament to what once fell silent, now given new breath of life. Understanding that an immediate association of music is inherent in the medium, Zombie Vinyls orchestrates imagery of various musical acts on the surfaces of their records. From Jimi Hendrix to Jay-Z, The Clash to Tiesto, each re cord stands as an homage to those who have aurally entertained, inspired and embodied the conventions of various points in history. Swirls of tangled hue gradations set the stage for the headlining portraits, a foundation of spray paint affixed to the pits and grooves that formerly sourced hissing transitions be tween songs. Taking a cue from street art, the subjects of each record are depicted via flat layers of solid color planes, intelligently stenciled to trick the mind into believing shadows articulate the faces of the voices we love. Unlike a standard painting base such as canvas, which typically provides a neutral playing field, the LP as a picture plane allows the imagery to resonate beyond its face value. 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See Story, Page 32 ELIZABETH BEHRMAN Alligator Staff Writer Students will once again be able to catch a break on their textbook expenses for one day this fall. Student Government is partnering with the UF Bookstore in the Reitz Union to bring back Discount Day, or Sales Tax Relief Day. Students will be exempt from paying the sales tax on textbooks bought in store Aug. 22. This will be the third Sales Tax Relief Day in three years, and Student Body President Ben Meyers said he really wants to see students take advantage of the discount. Were really trying to boost it up this year, he said. The main goal right now is to make students aware of the event. Meyers said the discount applies only on Aug. 22 and only in-store. While it only applies to textbooks, he said he is working with Reitz Union Business Services and the UF Bookstore to extend the exemption to school supplies. The day would not be possible without the help of the two groups, he said. realize what a service it is for students, Meyers said. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 READERS GUIDE 24 CLASSIFIEDS 15 CROSSWORD 19 SPORTS 23 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff UF freshman Christina Lynch, left, purchases a textbook at the UF Bookstore inside the Reitz Union on Thursday afternoon. Students get textbook tax break today THERE IS NOW MORE SEATING. ERIN JESTER Alligator Writer The Stephen C. OConnell Center received a $900,000 facelift this summer that was unveiled to the public Saturday at UFs Football and Volleyball Fan Day. David Lucier, assistant director of the OConnell Center, said the largest renovation was the seating. Motors on the bleachers were wearing moved and replaced with new bleachers. Other changes included a handrail encircling the lower bowl that was added to comply with safety codes and a fresh coat of paint for the outside of the building. I think its going to be a huge improvement to the building, Lucier said. The fans are going to like it. One such fan is Dillon Harrison, 36, who graduated from UF in 1996. Harrison traveled from the Jacksonville area to attend the event. He said he liked the look of the new bleachers in the lower bowl of the building. Compared to when I was here, it looks a lot better, he said. Work on the OConnell Center began in mid-May and ended in the beginning of July. Commencement ceremonies and a Jehovahs Witness conference were held OConnell Center debuts $900,000 renovationADMINISTRATION JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writer For the the third straight year, the cost of tuition for UF students is increasing by 15 percent this fall. The increase was approved by the UF Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors, the state university systems governing body, in June. The measure will raise $26 million in the revenue will help keep the quality of education high for a university that has years. State legislators approved an 8-percent increase in tuition in the spring. Each state university has the power to raise tuition another 7 percent, bringing the total increase to 15 percent. At the June Trustees meeting, UF President Bernie Machen also addressed nancial aid an issue Student Body President Ben Meyers wanted resolved before supporting the tuition increase. In addition to the tuition increase, the state is now requiring additional documentation before dispersing Bright Futures awards. All students eligible for the Bright Futures Scholarship funds must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, before aid is dispersed. The state is requiring the paperwork to collect data on the population of students who received the scholarships and the students families. Tuition raised 15 percent as state budget cuts loom SEE TUITION, PAGE 14Machen SEE ODOME, PAGE 14 Alligator Redesign a readers guideTo our readers, On October 19, 1906, the four-page University News made its debut as the student newspaper of the University of Florida. The first stories were written to inform the Gainesville community about what was happening on the brand new campus. Over the years, the newspaper was reincar nated as the the Florida Alligator and again as the Independent Florida Alligator, each time with the same mission of presenting fair and accurate content to its readers. Now, more than 100 years after its creation, the Independent Florida Alligator is faced with the challenge of presenting the news as quickly and as accurately as possible in print as well as online, just like most other news outlets. This edition of the Alligator debuts the first redesign of the newspaper in more than 8 years. The Alligator Staff spent nearly a year planning the new look with its readers in mind and the goal of making the paper clear and easy to read for busy UF students and members of the Gainesville community. The Alligator is not only more pleasing to the eye, but the new design better delivers the content of each story and the entire paper to you, the reader. Weve added more space for ourselves in certain areas, and in others, weve paid more attention to the visual elements of the newspaper. We hope that the new design draws you in and presents each story to you in an interesting and informative way. And we hope that our improved readability inspires you to venture to our website, alligator.org, and to visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. In this semester and in the future, we want to continue to make sure our readers are getting the news as quickly as possible, and that is hard for us to do if they are relying solely on the print edition we put in out in our orange bins every morning. Now, with a new look for the print edition and an expanding online presentation, we are aiming to meet the challenges of this new age in news media. We will continue to serve you, our readers, in the best way we can, online and within the pages of our newspaper. Fall 2011 Alligator editorial and production staffsInformation on each section front has been reorganized creating more space for content. Sports and the Avenue include similar indices to page one for a clean and consistent feel. These provide easier navigation through the paper. sports The Sports front page has more room for stories and larger photos. The daily columns stand out with the column name at the top of the story and highlight the writers internet presence. the Avenue The Avenue has been adapted to flow naturally with the rest of the paper, while still maintaining the unique style that allows it to stand out as the Alligators weekly entertainment section. VOLUME 105 ISSUE 1 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida The Alligator gets a long-awaited makeoverTurn to pages 24-25 to learn more. City Commission repeals soup kitchen meal limitThree-hour window approved for serving, pg 14. WELCOME BACK 93 /75Goo Goo Dolls slated to play at the event in Novemeber, pg. 4. On Saturday, Florida coach Will Muschamp backed an assistant who was named in a Yahoo! Sports report concerning jailed UM booster Nevin Shapiro. See Story, Page 32 ELIZABETH BEHRMAN Alligator Staff Writer Students will once again be able to catch a break on their textbook expenses for one day this fall. Student Government is partnering with the UF Bookstore in the Reitz Union to bring back Discount Day, or Sales Tax Relief Day. Students will be exempt from paying the sales tax on textbooks bought in store Aug. 22. This will be the third Sales Tax Relief Day in three years, and Student Body President Ben Meyers said he really wants to see students take advantage of the discount. Were really trying to boost it up this year, he said. The main goal right now is to make students aware of the event. Meyers said the discount applies only on Aug. 22 and only in-store. While it only applies to textbooks, he said he is working with Reitz Union Business Services and the UF Bookstore to extend the exemption to school supplies. The day would not be possible without the help of the two groups, he said. realize what a service it is for students, Meyers said. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 READERS GUIDE 24 CLASSIFIEDS 15 CROSSWORD 19 SPORTS 23 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff UF freshman Christina Lynch, left, purchases a textbook at the UF Bookstore inside the Reitz Union on Thursday afternoon. Students get textbook tax break today THERE IS NOW MORE SEATING. ERIN JESTER Alligator Writer The Stephen C. OConnell Center received a $900,000 facelift this summer that was unveiled to the public Saturday at UFs Football and Volleyball Fan Day. David Lucier, assistant director of the OConnell Center, said the largest renovation was the seating. Motors on the bleachers were wearing moved and replaced with new bleachers. Other changes included a handrail encircling the lower bowl that was added to comply with safety codes and a fresh coat of paint for the outside of the building. I think its going to be a huge improvement to the building, Lucier said. The fans are going to like it. One such fan is Dillon Harrison, 36, who graduated from UF in 1996. Harrison traveled from the Jacksonville area to attend the event. He said he liked the look of the new bleachers in the lower bowl of the building. Compared to when I was here, it looks a lot better, he said. Work on the OConnell Center began in mid-May and ended in the beginning of July. Commencement ceremonies and a Jehovahs Witness conference were held OConnell Center debuts $900,000 renovationADMINISTRATION JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writer For the the third straight year, the cost of tuition for UF students is increasing by 15 percent this fall. The increase was approved by the UF Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors, the state university systems governing body, in June. The measure will raise $26 million in the revenue will help keep the quality of education high for a university that has years. State legislators approved an 8-percent increase in tuition in the spring. Each state university has the power to raise tuition another 7 percent, bringing the total increase to 15 percent. At the June Trustees meeting, UF President Bernie Machen also addressed nancial aid an issue Student Body President Ben Meyers wanted resolved before supporting the tuition increase. In addition to the tuition increase, the state is now requiring additional documentation before dispersing Bright Futures awards. All students eligible for the Bright Futures Scholarship funds must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, before aid is dispersed. The state is requiring the paperwork to collect data on the population of students who received the scholarships and the students families. Tuition raised 15 percent as state budget cuts loom SEE TUITION, PAGE 14Machen SEE ODOME, PAGE 14 VOLUME 105 ISSUE 1 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida The Alligator gets a long-awaited makeoverTurn to pages 24-25 to learn more. City Commission repeals soup kitchen meal limitThree-hour window approved for serving, pg 14. WELCOME BACK 93 /75Goo Goo Dolls slated to play at the event in Novemeber, pg. 4. On Saturday, Florida coach Will Muschamp backed an assistant who was named in a Yahoo! Sports report concerning jailed UM booster Nevin Shapiro. See Story, Page 32 ELIZABETH BEHRMAN Alligator Staff Writer Students will once again be able to catch a break on their textbook expenses for one day this fall. Student Government is partnering with the UF Bookstore in the Reitz Union to bring back Discount Day, or Sales Tax Relief Day. Students will be exempt from paying the sales tax on textbooks bought in store Aug. 22. This will be the third Sales Tax Relief Day in three years, and Student Body President Ben Meyers said he really wants to see students take advantage of the discount. Were really trying to boost it up this year, he said. The main goal right now is to make students aware of the event. Meyers said the discount applies only on Aug. 22 and only in-store. While it only applies to textbooks, he said he is working with Reitz Union Business Services and the UF Bookstore to extend the exemption to school supplies. The day would not be possible without the help of the two groups, he said. realize what a service it is for students, Meyers said. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 READERS GUIDE 24 CLASSIFIEDS 15 CROSSWORD 19 SPORTS 23 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff UF freshman Christina Lynch, left, purchases a textbook at the UF Bookstore inside the Reitz Union on Thursday afternoon. Students get textbook tax break today THERE IS NOW MORE SEATING. ERIN JESTER Alligator Writer The Stephen C. OConnell Center received a $900,000 facelift this summer that was unveiled to the public Saturday at UFs Football and Volleyball Fan Day. David Lucier, assistant director of the OConnell Center, said the largest renovation was the seating. Motors on the bleachers were wearing moved and replaced with new bleachers. Other changes included a handrail encircling the lower bowl that was added to comply with safety codes and a fresh coat of paint for the outside of the building. I think its going to be a huge improvement to the building, Lucier said. The fans are going to like it. One such fan is Dillon Harrison, 36, who graduated from UF in 1996. Harrison traveled from the Jacksonville area to attend the event. He said he liked the look of the new bleachers in the lower bowl of the building. Compared to when I was here, it looks a lot better, he said. Work on the OConnell Center began in mid-May and ended in the beginning of July. Commencement ceremonies and a Jehovahs Witness conference were held OConnell Center debuts $900,000 renovationADMINISTRATION JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writer For the the third straight year, the cost of tuition for UF students is increasing by 15 percent this fall. The increase was approved by the UF Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors, the state university systems governing body, in June. The measure will raise $26 million in the revenue will help keep the quality of education high for a university that has years. State legislators approved an 8-percent increase in tuition in the spring. Each state university has the power to raise tuition another 7 percent, bringing the total increase to 15 percent. At the June Trustees meeting, UF President Bernie Machen also addressed nancial aid an issue Student Body President Ben Meyers wanted resolved before supporting the tuition increase. In addition to the tuition increase, the state is now requiring additional documentation before dispersing Bright Futures awards. All students eligible for the Bright Futures Scholarship funds must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, before aid is dispersed. The state is requiring the paperwork to collect data on the population of students who received the scholarships and the students families. Tuition raised 15 percent as state budget cuts loom SEE TUITION, PAGE 14Machen SEE ODOME, PAGE 14 VOLUME 105 ISSUE 1 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida The Alligator gets a long-awaited makeoverTurn to pages 24-25 to learn more. City Commission repeals soup kitchen meal limitThree-hour window approved for serving, pg 14. WELCOME BACK 93 /75Goo Goo Dolls slated to play at the event in Novemeber, pg. 4. On Saturday, Florida coach Will Muschamp backed an assistant who was named in a Yahoo! Sports report concerning jailed UM booster Nevin Shapiro. See Story, Page 32 ELIZABETH BEHRMAN Alligator Staff Writer Students will once again be able to catch a break on their textbook expenses for one day this fall. Student Government is partnering with the UF Bookstore in the Reitz Union to bring back Discount Day, or Sales Tax Relief Day. Students will be exempt from paying the sales tax on textbooks bought in store Aug. 22. This will be the third Sales Tax Relief Day in three years, and Student Body President Ben Meyers said he really wants to see students take advantage of the discount. Were really trying to boost it up this year, he said. The main goal right now is to make students aware of the event. Meyers said the discount applies only on Aug. 22 and only in-store. While it only applies to textbooks, he said he is working with Reitz Union Business Services and the UF Bookstore to extend the exemption to school supplies. The day would not be possible without the help of the two groups, he said. realize what a service it is for students, Meyers said. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 READERS GUIDE 24 CLASSIFIEDS 15 CROSSWORD 19 SPORTS 23 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff UF freshman Christina Lynch, left, purchases a textbook at the UF Bookstore inside the Reitz Union on Thursday afternoon. Students get textbook tax break today THERE IS NOW MORE SEATING. ERIN JESTER Alligator Writer The Stephen C. OConnell Center received a $900,000 facelift this summer that was unveiled to the public Saturday at UFs Football and Volleyball Fan Day. David Lucier, assistant director of the OConnell Center, said the largest renovation was the seating. Motors on the bleachers were wearing moved and replaced with new bleachers. Other changes included a handrail encircling the lower bowl that was added to comply with safety codes and a fresh coat of paint for the outside of the building. I think its going to be a huge improvement to the building, Lucier said. The fans are going to like it. One such fan is Dillon Harrison, 36, who graduated from UF in 1996. Harrison traveled from the Jacksonville area to attend the event. He said he liked the look of the new bleachers in the lower bowl of the building. Compared to when I was here, it looks a lot better, he said. Work on the OConnell Center began in mid-May and ended in the beginning of July. Commencement ceremonies and a Jehovahs Witness conference were held OConnell Center debuts $900,000 renovationADMINISTRATION JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writer For the the third straight year, the cost of tuition for UF students is increasing by 15 percent this fall. The increase was approved by the UF Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors, the state university systems governing body, in June. The measure will raise $26 million in the revenue will help keep the quality of education high for a university that has years. State legislators approved an 8-percent increase in tuition in the spring. Each state university has the power to raise tuition another 7 percent, bringing the total increase to 15 percent. At the June Trustees meeting, UF President Bernie Machen also addressed nancial aid an issue Student Body President Ben Meyers wanted resolved before supporting the tuition increase. In addition to the tuition increase, the state is now requiring additional documentation before dispersing Bright Futures awards. All students eligible for the Bright Futures Scholarship funds must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, before aid is dispersed. The state is requiring the paperwork to collect data on the population of students who received the scholarships and the students families. Tuition raised 15 percent as state budget cuts loom SEE TUITION, PAGE 14Machen SEE ODOME, PAGE 14 page one index page one refer section fronts The page one index has been made smaller to allow for larger photos and more content on the front page. The page index and daily weather have been moved to the left to make room for todays news at a glance. Brief headlines for news, sports and opinions provide readers with a glimpse of what stories are included each day. A photo refer has been added to the top right corner of page one to visually highlight stories inside the paper. THOMAS NASSIFFAvenue Contributing WriterWhen Beau Muniz walks around the UF campus, hes almost never seen without his headphones. Muniz, a UF mechanical engineering sophomore, is like many students in that he listens to music often and uses it to help him relax. I usually just listen to music to enjoy it, Muniz said, but sometimes music is the only thing that can really calm me down if Im mad about something. As it turns out, Muniz may have stumbled naturally onto something more effective than he realizes. A recent study conducted at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan indicates that listening to music or comedy could do more than release stress or anxiety it actually could help people on a physical level. Led by researcher Eri Eguchi, the study found that subjects who participated in bimonthly group sessions of listening to music or comedy saw their blood pressure reduce significantly. Those who participated in these sessions, which consisted of an hour of listening to music or comedy every two weeks, saw their systolic blood pressure drop by an average of five to six points. Michael Miller, M.D., is the director of preventive cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. According to Miller, that drop in blood pressure could be compared to a similar drop produced by losing 10 pounds, adopting a lowsalt diet or taking medication to lower blood pressure. Miller said that although the demonstrated drop is somewhat modest, it could help lower the risk of death from heart disease or stroke by 5 to 15 percent. Eguchi said it isnt clear exactly how music and laughter can help lower blood pressure, but he is confident in the studys findings. In contrast to the results from the groups that received bimonthly treatment, a control group that got no treatment reported no sign of lower blood pressure. I think theres definitely a physiological effect going on, some sort of mind-heart connection, Miller told CNN Health. But Miller cautioned against overextending the studys findings, saying he wouldnt recommend replacing medication with listening to music. However, he said, It could increase your likelihood of going off medication or reducing the dosage. So, just how much should students read into these findings? One thing thats notable is the study subjects characteristics: men and women between 40 and 74 years of age. Jayne Standley, a professor of music therapy at Florida State University whose focus is medical music therapy, said that although a wealth of research shows that listening to music can affect people physically, this study still stands out. Music can affect a number of physiological levels, Standley said. It can reduce heart rate and help calm anxiety. But this study is unusual because its with blood pressure, which usually doesnt have a response to music.theAvenue Dana Burke / Alligator StaffListening to music between classes or while on the bus is an everyday habit for many students, and its no mystery why: Music is relaxing. However, according to a recent study conducted in Japan, listening to music also could help lower blood pressure. (Above: UF philosophy freshman Evan Rippe poses for a photo.) UF THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Zombie Vinyls uses old records to create new art. See story and more photos on page 10. INSIDE: See the latest fashions from around campus in Style Files on page 12. Our photographer visited important landmarks around town, see photo story on page 10-11 to learn what they are.ONLINE: out? Answer the poll question on alligator.org/the_ avenue. KATHLEEN BOYLEAvenue WriterEverything old is new again, or so the say ing goes. If one were to anticipate a sweeping statement that applies to the 20-somethings of today, it would be safe to assume our gen eration has taken a cue from our hippie forefa thers with expressions like going green hit ting a defining, socially acceptable cool. Well-stocked secondhand stores prove Americans addiction to consumption, a reflec tion of cultural interest in the next best thing. But embedded in this discarded materialism is a source of artistic inspiration, of reinvention, of newness. Zombie Vinyls, a fresh visual-art business based in Gainesville, creatively implements a take on the theory of reduce, re-use, recycle as a foundation for its handcrafted, re-purposed vinyl records. Officially establishing its business roots in the spring of 2011, Zombie Vinyls is the brain child of longtime friends and UF graduates Tony Feria and Matt Teper. The idea for their business model is rela tively simple and seemingly obvious, yet naturally channels a concept of reformulation that no longer necessitates a grain of salt: turn stacks of used, scratched, unwanted and out wardly obsolete vinyl records into an art me dium. As the name suggests and as their website claims, Zombie Vinyls brings dead music back to life. The company trades in a studio for a stencil, adorns coats of spray paint and ditches the phonograph as a testament to what once fell silent, now given new breath of life. Understanding that an immediate association of music is inherent in the medium, Zombie Vinyls orchestrates imagery of various musical acts on the surfaces of their records. From Jimi Hendrix to Jay-Z, The Clash to Tiesto, each re cord stands as an homage to those who have aurally entertained, inspired and embodied the conventions of various points in history. Swirls of tangled hue gradations set the stage for the headlining portraits, a foundation of spray paint affixed to the pits and grooves that formerly sourced hissing transitions be tween songs. Taking a cue from street art, the subjects of each record are depicted via flat layers of solid color planes, intelligently stenciled to trick the mind into believing shadows articulate the faces of the voices we love. Unlike a standard painting base such as canvas, which typically provides a neutral playing field, the LP as a picture plane allows the imagery to resonate beyond its face value. Tony Feria is the founding artistic mind be hind Zombie Vinyls, which he began about a music Jewel Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Column EditorialTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Todays question: Do you like the Alligators new look? 115 TOTAL VOTES72% YES 28% NOLast weeks question: Are you ready? So much about today is new. Its a new semester. We have new students. We have a new head football coach. Welcome back to Gainesville. Welcome back to school. Welcome to a new-look Alligator. in our orange racks looks a little bit different. most 10 years. Its been a long time coming about nine product. Needless to say, this is our baby. We wanted to, as always, keep the readers in mind as we set about this makeover. We wanted to please your eyes and draw you into our stories. We hope what you see before you does the job. Working on this massive edition and seeing it placed on the page with the design changes was as exciting a moment as any of us have had, but we realized that it wasnt just about being aesthetically pleased. This is signaling something more. As student journalists, we spend inordinate amounts of time studying not only the mechanics of gathering the news and serving it you, but also the preferences of you, In this age where physical newspapers are seemingly becoming more and more archaic, we know we have to gers anymore; its also about the keyboard and screen you now rely on for news. Keep an eye out this semester for a new focus on our online presentation. We plan on engaging readers like we never have before, whether it be through our Facebook page or through our tweets. Its clear that our audience is moving with the times. We dont plan on getting left behind. Thats not to say that we are going to shortchange our print edition. This redesign gives us a chance to stretch our legs in a few ways. On some pages we have more space, some space to improve visual elements. Theres a more uniformed style across sections. To go along with our refocused mission to improve our online presence, we will advertise our website more prominently (note the URL directly underneath the logo). On many occasions, we will be directing readers to www. alligator.org or to our social about the stories we report. We want you to know that we feel the tremendous weight of the responsibility we have. We are your student newspaper, and we will strive to serve you and provide you with the best news you can get. If you ever have any concerns about your community, whether it be on campus or in the City of Gainesville, let us know. We want to make sure were reporting on the issues that matter most to you. names and emails on the masthead. Dont hesitate to drop us a line when you have something to say. And if you think you can contribute to the Alligator by writing for us, stay tuned. In the coming days, well announce the date of our open house where well welcome anyone crazy enough to want to get involved in our daily grind. Well be here with big smiles, ready to accept resumes, writing samples and hugs. And, of course, well have pizza. Elizabeth Behrman is a journalism senior and editor-inchief of the Alligator. Josh Isom is a journalism senior and managing editor / online. Joey Flechas is a journalism senior and managing editor / print. Alligator debuts new look, new focus If there is one thing we, as a nation, need to start picking on, its homeless shelters. If we dont get these so-called charities under contoo risky. Google it, freshmen. To the pleasure of many activists on campus and around Gainesville, the city voted Thursday to end the 130 meallimit placed on all soup kitchens in the area. a conclusion we can support. Now, soup kitchens in Gainesville will be given a threehour window to serve as many people as they can reasonAlthough the limit had been on the books for a while, the city started enforcing it in 2009 when local developers began to complain that the St. Francis House, a shelter and soup kitchen on South Main Street, was serving more than 130 people a day. Well, how dare they? cant, the homeless arent known for being violent. Supporters of the limit also argue that the population creates an eye sore and might be unattractive to their patrons. The St. Francis House legally obtained its space and Local residents and businesses should not be using the make themselves more comfortable. The St. Francis House, like other soup kitchens in the area, does not receive funding from local governments. regulations, especially when their mission is anything but malevolent. While this may not have been part of the debate, one has to wonder why governments require places like soup kitchens to meet so many licensing requirements just to open their doors. Surely someone who goes through the trouble of purchasing a space and cooking hundreds of meals a day to feed the homeless isnt looking to cause any trouble. Their whole goal is to help people. At its most fundamental level, the purpose of government is to protect us. Who is really protected by these burdensome steps required of philanthropists and charities? City does right thing Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joey Flechas Josh Isomemail@alligator.org visit www.alligator.org We Inform. You Decide. VOLUME 103 ISSUE 2 TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2009 Re cycl e Tim Tebow (right) fully participated in Mondays practice after sitting out contact drills last week with a sore back. The senior played with a sore shoulder for most of last season. See Story, Page 18. Thunder storms 89/73FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 12 CROSSWORD 15 SPORTS 18Today Matt Tripp / Alligator StaffDj Brew coffee shop, located at 1412 W University Ave., sits closed on Monday afternoon. The shop, usually open 24 By STEVE JOHNSONAlligator Writer According to a new study con ducted by UFs Department of Be havioral Science and Community Health, 20 percent of drinkers are underage, and those who are under age stay out later than those who are 21 years old or older. Gainesville has a pretty large drinking culture, David Munroe, a UF history senior, said. Students have pretty large social networks so The study, published in the June issue of the Journal of American College Health, outlines the age of drinkers, blood-alcohol levels and drinkers intentions of driving later that evening. than half of the participants were in toxicated while being surveyed. and 59 percent of the women had a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or higher. The underage drinkers were found to have higher amounts of alcohol than those of age. ically drink more in bars, Munroe LOCALUF study: 20 percent of drinkers under 21 THE COFFEE SHOP WILL CLOSE AT 3 P.M. ON FRIDAY. By HUNTER SIZEMOREAlligator Staff Writerjhsizemore@alligator.org At 3:03 Monday afternoon, Will Borell placed a sign taped to a cardboard box on the counter of lo cal coffee shop Dj Brew. Were closed. Well be back at 7 a.m., the no tice read. Before Saturday, Dj Brew was open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But this week, the shop was open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Friday at 3 p.m., the coffee house will close for the last time and renovation will begin during the weekend to prepare for the stores reincarna tion as YogaBerry, a Jacksonville-based frozen yo gurt company. For four years, Dj Brew shared space with Target Copy, Bosshardt Realty and Firehouse Subs at 1412 W University Ave. ing onto the benches and tables outside when in door seating was unavailable. The completion of YogaBerry is scheduled for mid-September, said Jennifer Ford, the Target Frozen yogurt shop Yoga Berry to replace Dj BrewBy THOMAS STEWARTAlligator Staff Writertstewart@alligator.org school, UF may slip to No. 2 in enrollment among state universities this year. The University of Central Florida is pro jecting about 52,000 students. Just over 49,000 were registered at UF by Friday afternoon. UF spokesman Steve Orlando said its like ly that UFs numbers will grow, but it doesnt appear enrollment will reach 52,000. The number of students enrolled last fall at UF was 52,112. UCF spokesman Chad Binette said the school expects enrollment to increase by about 1,750 from last fall because of a high retention rate the percentage of freshman who return the following fall and a record number of transfer students, most of whom transfer from Floridas community colleges. UCF has registered 4,700 transfer students this fall, Binette said, and has a retention rate of 85 percent, compared to UFs 94 percent. UF announced a plan in April that aims to reduce enrollment from 2007s 51,725 students by 4,000 over four years. said. The expected drop will work in favor of students, he said, by lowering UFs high facul ty-student ratio, which is more than 20-to-1. The reduction in enrollment will also allow UF to increase the percentage of graduate stu dents versus undergraduates, he said. According to a December list from the American School & University magazine Web site, UF had the third highest enrollment among U.S. universities, behind Ohio State and Arizona State universities. UCF placed UCF enrollment may beat UFs by about 3,000 this fall Ne ws S tate SEE DRINKING, P AGE 8 SEE DEJA BREW, P AGE 8task the most are the ones who are worst at it. Thats the surprising conclusion of researchers at Stanford University, who found multitaskers are more easily distracted and less able to ignore irrelevant information than people who do less multitasking. ple use the worse they are at using any media. We were totally shocked, Clifford Nass, a professor at Stanfords communications department, said in a telephone interview. The researchers studied 262 college undergraduates, dividing them into high and low multitasking groups and comparing memory, ability to switch from one task to another and of the National Academy of Sciences. When it came to such essential abilities, people who did a lot of multitasking didnt score as well as others, Nass said.Study: Mulitaskers have more trouble ignoring distractions

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Erney at 352-328-1266. 8-2211-6-1 VALUE PLACE GAINESVILLE New Extended Stay Lodging 3 miles to UF NO LEASE NO CREDIT CHECK FREE Utilities, Special UF Monthly Rates Furnished Wkly Single Studio $219.99+tax Kitchens, Laundry, HD TV/HBO, Secure 5505 SW 41st Blvd., I-75, Exit 382 352-672-6008 ValuePlace.com/GainesvilleFL 9-6-11-16-1 FREE RENT IN AUGUST2BR/2.5BA Townhouse. Walk to UF. Avail. 8/1 $790/mo. Call 305-982-7218 8-31-11-10-1 4/4 Apartment at the District. Fully Furnished, electricity, water, and internet included. Individual bathroom starting in august for a year for $348 a month. 321-402-7623 8-2311-5-1 ROOMMATE for 2/1 apt. in Summit House 2nd floor, 2 blks from campus, quiet, on bus route $400 + half util. 561-702-7401 8-2911-8-1 4BR/4BA available in 4/4 in beautiful gated countryside complex. $375/mo incls all utilities, cable,internet, etc. Big Screen tv in living room! Looking for full year lease. 754281-5023 orShahrouz.ebadian@gmail.com 9-1-11-10-13 ROOMS IN LUXURY CONDO$350-$400 each. Pool, tennis, new appliances. Close to UF. Call 516-851-6879 or email tapyourrealpower@aol.com 9-2-11-10-1 QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $375. 2br $425 372-6881, 213-3901 12-7-11-74-2 1/2 2nd MONTHS RENT!! SPACIOUS 1285 Sqft 3BDR ONLY $256/BED www.arborpark.com CALL TODAY!! 352-335-7275 12-7-11-74-2 1/1 East at $495 ALL Pets Welcome 1 MONTH FREE Frederick Gardens Call (352) 372-7555 12-7-11-74-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 12-7-11-74-2 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Starting at $565 RTS 20, 21, 22 $99 Move In Special Call today! 352.376.4002 12-7-11-74-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood flrs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 12-7-11-74-2 No deposit!!! Huge 1/1s 2/2s 3/3s <1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym FREE tanning/FREE cable *Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777 Live the 180 Lifestyle! 12-7-11-74-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-7-09-167-2 3 Bedroom Houses Starting at $1235 Move In today. Park Near UF Free! Call 352-371-7777 12-7-11-74-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. *ESCAPE THE ORDINARY* 1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 Townhomes!! FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime All Amenities plus FREE Tanning Gated*Pet Friendly*Fitness Classes www.thelaruelsuf.com 352-335-4455 12-7-11-74-2 Spanish Trace 2/11000 sq ft$679 Great Location Butler Plaza Call 352-373-1111 12-7-11-74-2 1,2,3,4 BRs Move in now or August! Huge floorplans! Water/sewer incl! Washer/Dryers! Pets Loved! Cardio Pools Tanning Tennis 376-2507 bivenscove.com 127-11-74-2 3bedroom/3bath Starting @$954 ($318/person!) Includes High Speed Internet352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 12-7-11-74-2 1/1 s Starting at $489 Water and Sewer Incl. 352-376-1248 12-7-11-74-2 Immediate Availability! 12-7-74-2 No Move-In Fees 1/1's from $659 3/2's from $799 FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym www.aspenridgeuf.com 352.367.9910 12-7-11-74-2 Relaxing Upscale Apartments 2/2 Townhomes & 3/3 Flats Individual Leases, Steps to Campus Internet, Cable & H2O Included Furnished Units Available 379.9255 www.MuseumWalk.com 12-7-11-74-2 College Manor Studios from $505 Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111 12-7-11-74-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4s Only $409 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 12-7-74-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 12-7-11-74-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 12-7-11-74-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 12-7-11-74-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 1BRs $425-495 2BR/1.5BA, W/D $580 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-7-11-74-2 !! LIVE LIFE ON THE BOARDWALK !! 1/1 Flats & Cool Lofts! 2/2s and 3/2s Pets Loved! Pools Cardio Tanning Tennis Washer/Dryers HUGE Floor Plans! 377-7401 BoardwalkApt.com 12-7-11-74-2 3/2 House Available Immediately Near Law School, Shopping, Restaurants Free UF Parking! 352.371.7777 12-7-11-74-2 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $869 Patio and Storage Closet Call 352-372-8100 12-7-11-74-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 12-7-11-74-2 SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD Plasma TV for new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 12-7-11-74-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/mo. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 8-3111-58-2 AVAILABLE NOW ONLY A FEW LEFT!! We have REAL 1/1s 3 blocks to UF GATORNEST 575 sq ft, $550 300 NW 18th 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 9-30-11-29-2 3bedroom $509/person All inclusive townhome with everything included! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/dryer. The Laurels Apts. Call now: 352-335-4455 12-7-11-74-2 STILL SEARCHING? Call 352-375-7104 today! trend4rent.com12-7-74-2 Post Apartments1br apts in a quiet n'hood near campus/downtown; some utils incl. 1825 NW 10th St. Pvt. patio w/ lock gate, green space, big trees. $499 1700 SW 16th Ct. 1 block from Shands. $549-$599. postj@bellsouth.net 376-0080, 284-3873. 12-7-11-74-2

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 27 REDUCED AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 2 large rooms w/private baths. 10 min to UF. Large home, quiet neighborhood. $475/mo + utils per room. Cable, W/D, hardwood floors. 5 mins to busline. Call 352-284-0979 8-3111-32-2 SERENOLA PINESOff SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $515, 2BR $595 352-335-0420 8-31-11-24-2 GREAT VALUE WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $445, 2 BR $545. 352-335-0420 8-3111-24-2 HOUSES FOR AUGUST BIKE TO UF 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, $1000 4/2 in NW $1300. Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-7-11-74-2 3BR, 2Bath, Washer/Dryer, Fenced backyard, Carport,No pets. $1450./Mo 303-877-4915 9-19-11-30-2 *** AVAILABLE NOW *** Unique 2BR Apt located between UF & Downtown. $650/mth. 302 NW 7th Terr. Call 870-2760. 8-26-11-14-2 AUGUST FREE! Walk or bike to Campus! Great properties with low rents, check us out rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 352-6923800 8-26-11-14-2 Midtown 4/2 Apt $1100/mo No Pets 1740 NW 3rd PL Available 8/16Call 352-231-3002 8-23-11-10-2 2BR/1BA duplex behind Norman HallCent H/AC, ceiling fans, $625/mo. 1117 and 1125 SW 7th Ave. Call 372-4903 or 917-416-6968 8-26-11-12-2 1124 NW 44th Ave. 4/2 House for Rent off NW 13th St. 1366 sq ft. W/D, DW, Cent A/C, Screened porch, 1/2 acre fenced in yard, storage shed, Pets Welcome. $1050/mo. Avail Aug 1st. earlene@hovergirlproperties.com 904-742-8184 8-24-11-9-2 2BR/2BA HOUSE, w/ carport,$750/mo. Available immediately. W/D & 2 screened porches On bus line. Pets ok. 1103 NW 4th St. 352-332-8481, 352-359-1644 8-22-11-7-2 MOBILE HOMES AS LOW AS $500 DOWN We Finance Cheaper Than Rent or Dorm! Nice, quiet community near airport. Buy now sell after you graduate! Lamplighter MHC 352-372-4207 8-22-11-7-2 8 blocks from UF. 3BR 1BA. All appliances incl, DW, W/D. Hardwood floors & tile. Fenced yard, pets ok, no extra fee. Individaul leases avail. $1000/mo Call Carol 359-3341 8-31-11-12-2PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 8-2611-10-2 1 bdrm near Oaks Mall $525 1st/last/security move in 352-229-6371 or 850-573-1123 8-23-11-7-2 Roommates a Hassle? Move into your own downtown apt! www.ArlingtonSquare.org Studios and 1Bdrms starting at $599! Check availability now! 338-0002 12-7-11-74-2 VETERANS Oakridge Apts 1120 NW 45th Ave. Openings for Vets who qualify under Section 8 Program. 2/1 $550. Pool, RTS, on-site laundry 372-3783 8-31-11-12-2 CHARMING DUCK POND TOWNHOUSE. $900 a month. Includes 3 beds/1.5 baths, 1350 sq.ft.& a 1-car garage in a quite complex. First, last & 1-yr. lease required. Call Jackie Erney,Prudential,352-328-1266. 8-23-11-5-2 LIVE ON UF LAKE PERFECT FOR PROFESSIONALS/GRAD. 2BR/2BA pristine Bivens Arm condo. Lg den/3rd BR, hdwd flrs, W/D, pool, canoe. Walk/bike to Shands/UF, bus stop. $990/mo. 407-832-1458 8-22-113-2 **MOVE IN READY** 3/2 Condo near OAKS MALL New laundry rm w/ W/D. Newly renovated enclosed porch. New cherry wd cabinets. Pool. Across from N FL Reg Med Ctr. $945./mo, + utils. $500 sec. 352.318.4948 8-24-11-5-2 MOVE IN NOWNeed 1 female student to share 4/4 poolside condo at Countryside. Easy commute UF/SFC, 2 bus rtes, furn common area, W/D. unfurn $365/obo furn avail. Text 386-2330011, ph 386-676-9703, nukken1@aol.com 8-22-11-3-2 Shell Rock Villas Townhm, 2 story, 2bdrm, 2bth,fire plc,storage area, all elec, back patio, w/d hk up, Sec alarm. Rent $675 mo., $600 dep. Behind Oaks Mall, close to bus stops. Call Ms. Mitchell (678)642-1223 8-22-11-3-2 MUST SEE VERY NICE QUIET 1BR Custom built in-law suite. Close to all. Has it all. W/D, all utils incl + cable. $750/mo. Please call 278-8381 8-3111-10-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs.1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com 538-1550 9-16-11-20-2 Apartment for rent, 2bed/2bath. Townhouse style. Furnished or unfurnished. Located in Woodside Villas. For more information call Alysha at 561-261-4793 or Sherry at 561239-8804. Rent is $700/month. 8-26-115-2 Turkey Creek Country Club 4Br/2Ba single family home. Security. Modern, quiet, peaceful, safe. Cul-de-sac street. 2 car garage, fenced yard. Community playground. Great for family, students. Pet or pets considered. Rent negotiable. Immediate. 954-292-2965 or 352-327-1996 8-26-11-5-2 3BR, 2BA, Condo Unit, Ground Floor, Kitchen & living area; Swimming pool & tennis courts; The Sparrow; $700.00 per month. Call Cristen at 352-514-6222 9-19-11-20-2 GREAT LOCATION! 2BD/2BA partially furnished condo. Close to campus and med school, bus stop right outside, lots of parking, swimming pool, full kitchen, W/D, pet friendly. $725/mo OBO (904) 891-1311 9-2-11-10-2 Cute North Wood house 3/2 clean all tiles fenced $975/mo 5620 NW 26 terr students welcome Condo 2Bed 2 1/2bath 6117 SW 12 Pl $575/mo both 5mits to Mall UF Shands NFRC Bus stops 352-514-9303 or 371-4136 8-23-11-2-2 Near UF Campus The Baxter House Historic spacious 2 story brick, 4BR/2BA. Custom built with many beautiful, unique features; all the amenities NPets, NS, $2200/ month obo + util. Call 275 1259 9-19-1120-2 5 BLOCKS NW OF UF 1BR/1BA apt. Galley kitchen. Reserved parking next to door. Small pets ok no extra fee. $500/mo, $300 sec dep. Call Carol 352359-3341 9-2-11-10-2 ***FALL RENTAL ROOMS*** Starting From $350 to $450 Per Rooms Call Eric @ 352-682-7424 Semester and Year Leases Available Rooms For Immediate Move-In 8-22-11-1-2 50$ WalMart card if you Sublease at the Polos 2BR/2Bath outside porch washerdryer 3 pools, 1 hot tub, free cable/internet 8/1/11, available 7/1/11 call Katie 352-2839723 $859 monthly 8-22-11-5-3 1Br/1Ba Stoneridge No Deposit -816sq Available Now -$35.00 App Fee -Laundry Room / Pool / Tennis Courts *Contact Julie at: jmf1001@gmail.com 8-26-11-5-3 Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 12-7-74-4 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $385.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED, NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMESTER LEASING, Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-26-11-78-4 STUDENTS NEEDED TOWNHOUSE W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus route. $350/mo + utils per room. Call 727729-1561 8-26-11-43-4 Male, grad student/instructor preferred for small furnished apt on side of private home close to UF on bus line. Cable, internet, patio, safe. No pets. One person only. Avail Aug. $450/mo incl utils. 352-336-5808 8-22-11-11-4 Female roommate needed in furnished condo, 1.5 miles from UF $379/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more beautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871 8 -15-11-9-4 Roommate wanted $400. 3/2Grad student preferred. Quiet Lakefront house. 1/2 utilities. 352-281-2200 or Welchds1@bellsouth.net 8-22-11-6-41 bedroom in 4/2 apartment Midtown student housing No Pets 1740 NW 3rd PL Call 352-231-3002 8-26-11-5-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-7-74-5 THIS 3BR/3BA HOUSE IS 1 MILE FROM UF and is move-in ready. Call Ricardo Kokkas, Campus Realty 352-318-3384. Asking $134,900 and accepting offers. 8-22-11-2-5

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28, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 1996 LIBERTY 14 X 60 MOBILE HOME 2BR/2BA, cent H/AC. Very good condition. Oak Park Village, G'ville. $10,000 cash. Call 338-8039 leave message 8-25-11-5-5 BY OWNER! A STEAL 3/2 HOME MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN FOR SALE OR ASK ABOUT A LEASE TO PURCHASE! INTERESTED CALL 352 318 9262. 8-2611-5-5 BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-7-11-74-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-7-11-74-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-7-11-74-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 12-7-74-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-7-74-6 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 12-7-74-6 **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. 12-7-74-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-7-11-74-6FURNITURE FURNITURE Lots of it! Great prices!Haven Hospice Attic has received 2600 pieces of furniture as a donation from Collier Companies. The furniture comes from renovated student units at several of their properties. These items are being offered at HUGE discounts. Contact The Haven Hospice Attic, 9am-6pm, Mon thru Sat, 352-378-7484 for more info. All sales support Haven Hospice programs. 8-26-5-6 A+ Mobile PC Repair Our technicians provide fast and thorough computer repairs, at an affordable price. We come to you. (352) 212-1220 APlusMobile@rocketmail.com 9-2-11-30-7Laptops from $200 Used w/ WarrantyJoel 352-336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz 8-26-11-5-7 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 PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 12-7-11-74-10 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway... bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 12-7-10-74-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 12-7-74-10 PARKING SPACES For Rent $65/mo. 922, 924 SW 7th Ave. Call 372-4903 or 917-416-6968 8-26-11-12-10 FALL PARKING 60 SECONDS TO UFNext to McDonalds NW 13th St. Reserve now. Call for semester rates: 352-538-2454 8-24-11-5-10 Visit the Website http://itsthejobsstupid.com Read the Book ISBN: 9781 4620 21437 21451(ebook) 8-26-11-5-10 WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 12-774-11 12-7-11-74-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 12-7-11-74-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 12-7-11-74-11 +15-20 mile range, 15-20 mph. Easy to take apart. 300 lb capacity, 500 watt battery operated Excellent for Campus & Fun $975 & up. Call today J&S Assoicates 352-339-5158 8-31-11-28-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors is giving away TWO scooters to our Facebook friends, one at end of Summer B, another in Fall. "Like" our FB page for more details about the giveaway. facebook.com/RoadRatMotors 9-12-1124-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 12-7-11-74-11 CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 12-7-74-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 12-7-1174-12 I BUY CARS & TRUCKSCall Anytime 352-339-51588-31-11-84-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECKS!!!! 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECKS CASH VEHICLES $999 & UP! 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 92 EAGLE TALON $999 89 FORD BRONCO $999 94 FORD TAURUS $999 96 HONDA ACCORD $1499 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 96 CADILLAC DEVILLE $1999 95 NISSAN 200SX $1999 98 FORD F250 $2500 02 CHEVY BLAZER $4999 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 96 TOYOTA CAMRY $1999 98 PONTIAC GRAND AM $1999 01 DODGE NEON $1999 00 OLDS ALERO $2500 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES CERTIFIED USED VEHICLES NO CREDIT CHECK MOVE VEHICLES $500 & UP! 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8900 04 HONDA ACCORD $8999 03 MITS ECLIPSE $7999 05 TOYOTA CAMRY $10999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 07 SUZUKI VITARA $12999 04 HONDA ODYSSEY $9999 05 SUZUKI XLT $9999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 12-7-74-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-7-74-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 8-22-11-26-13 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Denise Fanning at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfranchis.cfcoxmail.com This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. Alligator is seeking applicants for the paid position ofOPINIONS EDITORThe Alligator is seeking a student with solid writing and editing skills, including a working knowledge of news writing and AP style. Must be a very well-read consumer of local, state and national news. The opinions editor is responsible for editing letters to the editor, columns, cartoons and writing editorials for each edition of the paper. He or she will be a member of the editorial board, which includes the editor-inchief and both managing editors. If interested, please e-mail a resume, cover letter and sample editorial to the managing editor/print at jflechas@alligator.org

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 29 What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aPAID SALES REPIf you are a UF or SFC student available to work 15-20 hours a week this fall, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to soconnor@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA.Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. What's black and white and read all over?? 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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 31 TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer When Preston Tucker hit .364 with 15 home runs and a school-record 85 RBIs as a freshman, a senior season in Gainesville seemed unlikely. But as the clock struck midnight last Monday and the calendar turned to Aug. 16, that once-doubtful senior campaign became a reality. Last Monday was the signing deadline for players who were selected in Major League Baseballs First-Year Player Draft and still had college eligibility. Tucker and several other Gators turned down professional contracts to return to Florida. Tucker was drafted in the 16th round by the Colorado Rockies after hitting .308 with 15 home runs and a team-leading 74 RBIs last season as the Gators advanced to the College World Anytime you can get back your three-hole hitter for his senior year, its a huge lift, Florida head coach Kevin OSullivan told FightinGators.com. These are the types of things that need to happen if you want to be in the championship run again. Its impossible to replace his bat. We feel very fortunate and very excited that hes coming back. Along with Tucker, two other juniors who were among the schoolrecord 11 Gators drafted decided to return for their senior seasons. who was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 46th round, and righthanded reliever Greg Larson, who was chosen in the 29th round by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, will come back to Gainesville. Thompson returned following an injury-plagued junior campaign, while Larson will bolster a solid bullpen after he posted a 2.09 ERA in 33 appear ances last season. In addition to the returning seniors, four members of Floridas highly touted recruiting class went unsigned. round, New York Mets) and Joshua round, Tampa Bay Rays) and rightkees) all turned down MLB contracts to come to Gainesville and play for OSullivan, adding necessary depth to an already strong returning team. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.orgTucker spurns MLB, returns for senior yearBrett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffSenior Preston Tucker turned down a professional contract with the Colorado Rockies to return to UF. Larson, Thompson also back These are the types of things that need to happen if you want to be in the championship run again. Its impossible to replace his bat. We feel very fortunate and very excited that hes coming back.Kevin OSullivanUF baseball coach

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORGFlorida ranked No. 22 in AP Top 25 Preseason Poll: Do you think the Gators deserve to be ranked in the Associated Press poll after an 8-5 record a season ago? Vote online at alligatorSports.org GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writer Coach Will Muschamp said Saturday that he is standing behind wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill despite the assistants connection to the University of Miami scandal that was unearthed last week. Hill allegedly had knowledge of, or direct participation in, UM booster Nevin Shapiros disbursement of impermissible the Yahoo! Sports report. Ive talked to Aubrey after the article came out, Muschamp said. I feel very comfortable with he and Is conversation. I support Aubrey 100 percent. Im glad hes here at Florida. Also mentioned in the report were sophomore Andre Debose and junior Matt Patchan, who allegedly visited Shapiros home as part of a prohibited recruiting ploy. Neither Debose nor Patchan were made available for comment, but the University Athletic Association released a statement saying it had contacted the NCAA and determined there were no eligibility questions regarding either player. Driskel at No. 2: At Floridas media day on Aug. 5, Muschamp said one of the most important tasks facing his team would be creating separation behind John Brantley on the quarterback depth chart. True freshman Jeff Driskel needed just three weeks to generate that division. Jeff has kind of distanced himself right now to be the backup quarterback, Muschamp said Tuesday. Muschamp cited Driskels command of the offense, intangibles, accuracy and athleticism as the factors that led to the freshman taking control of the No. 2 spot. Driskel has also reportedly performed well in team scrimmages, at one point completing close to 70 percent of his passes. Senior Jaye Howard even referred to Driskel as the next Tim Tebow. Muschamp was quick to add that Driskel is just one or two bad days from losing the backup role to redshirt freshman Tyler Murphy or freshman Jacoby Brissett, both of whom have looked solid in practice and have done nothing to disappoint the coaching staff. trenched as the teams starter. Gators in the Wildcat: While Charlie Weis has been hard at work installing his pro-style scheme, Florida has also been exCheck out an alligatorSports exclusive feature on doping in pro cycling. A former Team Florida member is racing clean. See Story on Page 46 Courtesy to the Alligator / University CommunicationsFlorida coach Will Muschamp said Saturday hes comfortable with wide receivers coach Aubrey Hills alleged involvement with jailed Miami booster Nevin Shapiro. UF FOOTBALLMuschamp backs implicated assistant With a new semester and a new football season around the corner, the Gators arent the only ones trying to get better each and every day. To paraphrase head coach Will Muschamp who joins yours truly as a new boss in town this season journalism is something thats very important to us here at alligatorSports. While Muschamp and his coaching staff cant guarantee you a Southeastern Conference or national championship in the SEC heck, even in America. After all, we are the nations largest (and best) student-run paper. But like Muschamp and the shift to a pro-style offense and a new, booming defense, we here at alligatorSports have some changes of our own to improve our product on or wherever youre reading this. Be heard: While Muschamp is all about his One Voice campaign, where he is currently the sole source of any real information from the team, we here at alligatorSports want to know what you, the readers, think. Were going to try our hand at a questions about the football team and other UF sports life, or anything you may want to ask us. Questions can be submitted on Twitter: @alligatorSports. If youre living in the Stone Age, you can email them to sports@alligator.org. Follow the leader(s): Speaking of Twitter, each of our four football beat writers and columnists are on there. Follow us for Gators news, tidbits, thoughts and just general awesomeness. Our handles can be found below our handsome mug shots with our columns (see: above and on page 38). It mean grind: The daily edition of the Alligator and Twitter arent the only ways to get content from us, either, as we will continue our foray into multimedia endeavors. Although we lost longtime host Adam Berry, who was called up to the What to expect this semester JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Writer After two achingly close ing the Gators two-game swing in Miami, freshman Tessa Andujar wasnt going to miss her next opportunity. On Sunday, the 5-foot-2 for ward ended her offensive woes in the opening half of No. 9 Floridas match against FIU with a perfectly placed shot into the back-right corner of the net. I was really happy when I scored, but I was also happy to help the team, Andujar said. To get in there and score a goal, The 40th-minute goal sparked an otherwise lackluster start for Florida (2-0-0). The Gators had four offside penalties in the ting the Golden Panthers (0-2-0) away with a second-half strike from senior Tahnai Annis, ensur ing the 2-0 win. Last seasons leading scorer, Annis got on the board for the assist. Andujar a San Clemente, Calif., native and U-17 Puerto Rico team member came off the bench against FIU after starting two days earlier against Miami. In the prior contest, she needed only two minutes known with a shot attempt that swung just wide of the goal. Andujars next attempt, which came 33 minutes into the match against the Golden Panthers, fell prey to the stalwart goalkeeping We started off a little rough, but I think we got back into it and just tried to play simple, Andujar said. They kind of came out on us hard and then we just got back into it and played well. Floridas attack livened up Gators start season with back-to-back winsSEE FOOTBALL, Pa A GE 33 SEE GatoGATORS, Pa A GE 35 SEE GGREEEEN, Pa A GE 33 Tom GGreentwitter: @tomas_verde UF Soccer Poll Results: What position are you most concerned about? QB OL CB LB WR S 39% 37% 12% 5% 5% 2%EEDITORSS NOTEE154 total votes

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big leagues, the alligatorSports Podcast is still going strong with new host Greg Luca. We will be podcasting twice a week during football season, and you can listen to us either on alligatorSports.org or on iTunes (where you can also subscribe to our podcast). You can also send us feedback at podcast@alligator.org or on our Facebook page: facebook. com/alligatorpodcast. We will continue the alligatorSports Video Show we introduced in the spring, also with some tweaks to help improve our product, so be on the lookout for that on our website. The return of The Rally: Were resurrecting a feature in which two of our columnists will debate back-and-forth a sports topic and pepper in some pop culture references for good measure. Think Kanye and Jay-Zs Watch the Throne but with sports. Objectivity is key: Just a friendly reminder that we arent Florida fans. That doesnt mean were out to get the Gators. It just means we dont have a rooting interest in the teams we cover, so keep that in mind before you send us feedback (which we encourage you do). We dont have an agenda other than putting together the best sports section we can for you, the readers. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org perimenting with something more unorthodox: the Wildcat. Jordan Reed, Jeff Demps, Trey Burton and Chris Rainey have all taken direct snaps in UFs variation of the wildcat formation. Demps and Rainey both admitted to having limited expeeach said they are enjoying the experience thus far. I havent been in there that much for the Wildcat, but when I got in there it was pretty fun, Demps said. Me playing quarterback and stuff, I can see the holes a little faster and hit it. Demps and Rainey, who Muschamp said are far and away the two best running backs on the roster, could potentially be asked to throw as part of the formation. I think theres a chance, Demps said. Slim to none, but it could happen. Ive got to get with coach Weis and work on my arm. Injury update: Muschamp that cornerback Jeremy Brown had missed the last week of practice with a knee injury. He added that Brown is expected to be back in practice Wednesday or Thursday. Brantley was also held out of Saturdays practice to rest a sore back. Reed has recovered from a hamstring injury that Muschamp said sidelined him for three or four days last week. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@ alligator.org. MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 33 Alligator File PhotoRunning backs Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps, along with tight end Jordan Reed and fullback Trey Burton, have been running an incarnation of the Wildcat formation in practice. Demps, Rainey running Wildcat in practice FOOTBALL, from page 32 GREEN, from page 32Return of The Rally, Podcast

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 35 Alligator File PhotoThe 2010 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year, forward Taylor Travis scored a goal and notched an assist in Floridas 2-0 shutout of Miami on Friday. Taylor shines in season openerfollowing Andujars game-clinching strike, totaling 12 shots for the game twice as many as FIU. [Andujars] goal showed a relentlessness, which is one of the core values of our team, UF coach Becky Burleigh said. I thought Tahnais goal was a culmination of great passing and combination plays between pretty much everyone on our team. Continuing with the early youth movement, Burleigh put freshman keeper Taylor after senior Brooke Chancey started Friday. Both ended with clean sheets, due in large part to Floridas tough defense on the back line. games and trying to get shutouts whereas last season we would give up goals late in games, Annis said. Were trying to focus on our defense as much as our offense right now. With the win, Florida improved to 2-0-0 after downing Miami (1-1-0) in Coral Gables on Friday. from 2010 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year Taylor Travis followed by a booming 51st-minute long shot by freshman after a hectic opening 23 minutes, and helped boost UF to its third consecutive seasonopening win over Miami. Ga A TORS, from page 32 JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Writer If theres one thing Brooke Chancey has learned as a career backup goalie at UF, its that she has to earn every minute she gets on the pitch. With a void left at keeper heading into this season following the departure of Katie Fraine, Chancey, a senior, thought she ing the No. 9 Gators starting lineup. Ive been waiting three long years, patiently waiting, to get this opportunity have my chance to show them what I have, she said. But standing in her way of starting minutes, and catching UF coach Becky Burleighs eye early on, has been 6-foot1 athletic newcomer Taylor Burke, who will play soccer and jump for the track Through two games, the position battle between both the senior and the freshman has been close enough to keep the starting spot open. Thats one area thats pretty unsettled at this point, but I think both of them bring different strengths to the table, Burleigh said. I really like Taylors distribution, especially from the ground. She does a reObviously her size and athleticism are huge factors. The 5-foot-6 Chancey, meanwhile, brings more poise than raw ability at the position, her coach said. With three years of college experience under her belt, the seniors calming presence could be desperately needed for a team opening with four consecutive games on the road. Fraine during the pressure-packed Southdelivered a 1-0 shutout masterpiece for the Gators. We are so thankful she could step up and make as big of an impact as she could Barney said. Thats a huge plus. She works so hard for our team. It was huge for her, but at the same time, its a new year. dent in Burke, who brings in an impressive rsum from her prep career in Medina, Ohio. ist, Burke broke the Ohio record for most consecutive shutout minutes in her senior year with 1,243. Adding to her mounting accolades during track season, the multi-sport star set the 2010 national mark in the high jump with a state-record leap of 6-1 1/4 inches to win the Ohio Division 1 outdoor state title for the third consecutive year. But even with the hype surrounding her early playing days at Florida and the chance she could play immediately, Burke recognizes the tension starting labels could bring to the team. I wouldnt really call it a competition, were really good teammates, were getting really close and were just trying to push each other in practice, Burke said. The coaches are going to make their decision and I know whatever they make will be a good decision.Competition open at keeper We are so thankful she could step up and make as big of an impact as she could that game.McKenzie BarneyUF SOSOCCERR

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A friend messaged me from Las Vegas last week regarding the over/under set for Floridas win total this season, The seemingly all-knowing oddsmakers this three starters to the Those questions when the Gators erhouses Florida AtSoutheastern Con and only one That win against Georgia will only stall the 38, ALLIGATOR alligatorSports columnists predict 2011 football season But there are two reasons that might not vious two seasons hulking, more known for its frightening style Tom Greentwitter: @tomas_verde This team isnt ity shouldBout of their mouths, they will need to lean on nel, something that Matt Wattstwitter: @wattmatts Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca Tyler Jetttwitter: @tyler_jett

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40, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writer John Brantley is all too familiar with the rigors of a Southeastern Conference schedule. As UFs 2010 starter, Brantley guided the Gators to a mediocre 4-4 record in terms of winning percentage since 1986. Still, Brantley believes the toughest month of his UF career may be ahead of him. The Gators face a brutal October slate, as a home tilt against Alabama and the annual showdown against Georgia sandwich road trips to LSU and Auburn. Thats a tough month, Brantley, a redshirt senior, said. Theres four great teams weve got to face. Both Alabama and LSU are ranked Alabama, which has beaten Florida in while LSU came in two spots below at No. 4. A trip to Auburn means a showdown with the defending national champions, who are 14-2 at home in the last two years. Florida closes October with the ty, a contest in which the Gators were pushed to overtime a season ago. Both Auburn (No. 23) and Georgia (No. 19) joined Alabama and LSU in the ings Saturday. Thats what were preparing for now, Brantley said of the October schedule. The tough camp and the hot days is preparing us for later in the season when were starting to get beat up. If there is any consolation for Flor against Florida Atlantic, UAB and Tennessee. The Gators are 117-16 at home since 1990, the best winning percentage in the nation in that span. That mark is bolstered by a dominatgames. is going to help us out just to get everydo best, Brantley said. Between the season-opening threegame homestand and the nightmarish October is a trip to face Kentucky, a team UF has beaten in 24 consecutive matchups. In November, Florida will host two relatively soft opponents in Vanderbilt and Furman. UF will also travel to South Carolina (No. 12) to take on the SEC East the season at home against rival power house Florida State (No. 6) on Nov. 26. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org October slate features Bama, LSU games is going to help us out just John Brantley UF 2011 FOOTBALL SCHEDULESept. 3 vs FAU Sept. 10 vs UAB Sept. 17 vs Tennessee Sept. 24 at Kentucky Oct. 1 vs Alabama Oct. 8 @ LSU Oct. 15 @ Auburn Oct. 29 vs Georgia (in Jacksonville) Nov. 5 vs Vanderbilt (Homecoming) Nov. 12 at South Carolina Nov. 19 vs Furman Nov. 26 vs FSU

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 41 MATT WATTSAlligator Staff Writer Already thin on the offensive line with just 13 scholarship players, Florida needs three guys whose careers have been marred by setbacks to step up this season. Xavier Nixon had a mysterious illness during the offseason that caused him to lose about 55 pounds. Matt Patchan, a redshirt junior, has seen action in just 15 games dur ing his four-year career thanks to injuries to his wrist, knee and leg. James Wilson came to Florida from Ponte Vedra Nease High as the No. 1 guard prospect in 2007, 2010 season after injuring his left knee. But Nixon is back to his playing weight of 290 pounds, and Patchan According to coach Will Muschamp, the offensive line is starting to come together. Nixon is in line to start at left tackle, while Patchan is running and Wilson is competing to start at left guard. Teammates are glad theyre back. Hes going to be the same player that Ive seen since Ive been here, Nixon said of Patchan. Hes an explosive player off the The Gators are implementing a new pro-style offense under coor dinator Charlie Weis, one that must be able to pound the ball in the run game and provide adequate pass protection for quarterback John Brantley. Brantley said having a veteran presence on the offensive line has They know their stuff, they know their offense, Brantley said. Now that they have the pads on, were cleaning everything up and everythings looking good. Since the spring, Muschamp has harped on the importance of play in the trenches. The communication between the must be on the same page with the run and pass game. With injuries limiting snaps earlier in the year, fall practice has been a proving ground, sorting out the starters through open competition. Ian Silberman, Kyle Koehne and Wilson are battling for the job at left guard. Jonotthan Harrison is the leader at center, but Sam Robey and Dan Wenger have also practiced likely the right guard and Patchan is the front-runner at right tackle, with Chaz Green rotating. Muschamp said said hes pleased with the progress but said its too lineup and depth is still a concern. Weve got good players. Its just youd just like to have a deeper group, he said. Their movement, their toughness, what they bring to the table, were excited about that group. But youd like to have 18 instead of 13. Nick Alajajian, Silberman and Wenger provide versatility, as they can play at any spot inside. Freshmen Trip Thurman and Tommy Jordan have shown promise and Kyle Koehne adds depth at tackle behind Nixon. Florida lost three big pieces from the line to the NFL Draft, including starters Marcus Gilbert and Mike Pouncey. But defensive tackle Jaye Howard said the offensive line would be tremendously improved this season, adding that hes seen dramatic improvement in their technique. I can really tell a difference from last year, Howard said. Last year they couldnt even block me, but now theyre giving me a little run for my money. Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@ alligator.orgFinally healthy, o-line coming together FLORIDA HAD ITS LOWEST SACK TOTAL SINCE 2002 LAST YEAR WITH JUST 21. TYLER JETTAlligator Staff Writer Last year, fans envisioned a dominant pass rush bolstered by a trio of blue-chip recruits. For one reason or another, those dreams simply didnt materialize. Dominique Easley, Sharrif Floyd and Ronald Powell were all ranked among the top-10 prospects in the nation by Rivals.com when they signed with the Gators in 2010, but the three combined for just one sack in their pass rush registered the secondfewest sacks in the Southeastern Conference with 21, the fewest at UF since 2002. The Gators are back in training camp, again. And, again, the expectations have been cranked up. The teammates, and the team chemistry as a whole has improved. But, like last season, it might be wise for fans to curb expectations.Gators seeking more consistency from pass rush Powell SEE pPRESSURE, pP AGE 42Depth remains a concern They know their stuff, they know their offense. Now that they have the pads on, were cleaning everything up and everythings looking good.John BrantleyUF quarterback

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42, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 Alligator File PhotoDefensive end Sharrif Floyd and the rest of the front seven hope to improve upon 2010s lackluster pass rush this season. We need to play better up front, coach Will Muschamp said after a team practice last week. Were not where we need to be, as far as our pad level, getting off blocks, shedding, making plays. I just feel like we can play better, can get more out of our players at that position. Muschamp, of course, brought a new defensive scheme to Gainesville when he came in December. He wants the Gators to run both 4-3 and 3-4 fronts this year, meaning the defensive linemen have to be comfortable playing two different roles by the time the season starts against Florida Atlantic on Sept. 3. Since the spring, much has been made about Powells role in the Buck, a hybrid position in which he plays end in 4-3 schemes and outside linebacker in the 3-4. Floyd has also had to make an adjustment, time in his life. Floyd said he and his fellow linemen have spent too much time dur ing scrimmages trying to understand all of their assignments instead of playing full speed and reacting to the offense. The main thing is we got to stop thinking, he said. Another issue for the group has been consistency, something that seems to be plaguing many under classmen at camp this month. Muschamp pointed out that veteran players are generally better at playing through pain in the August heat. Said junior middle linebacker Jon Bostic: We just got to have guys coming out day after day with their assignments. We cant come out one day, be a dominant pass rusher; the next day, not be a dominant pass rusher. We need the whole front seven up there even the safeties coming on blitzes everybodys got to be able to get home. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.orgMuschamp plans to use multiple fronts pPRESSURE, from page 41 UF Fo otball WHERE THEYRE LINING UP DT Jaye Howard RS senior Omar Hunter, junior Dominique Easley, sophomore DE Sharrif Floyd sophomore William Green senior Earl Okine junior Buck Ronald Powell, sophomore Lerentee McCray, junior

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ROBERSON HAS IMPRESSED COACHES THROUGHOUT FALL PRACTICE. TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer When asked which defensive back has given him the most trouble during fall camp, quarterback John Brantley couldnt give a name. All he could say was, That new freshman, No. 5. That freshman is cornerback Marcus Roberson, and according to coach Will Muschamp, theres a chance later. He could possibly start, Muschamp said. Were going to play the best players. I dont care what grade they are, where theyre from it dont matter to me. If theyre freshmen, it dont matter to me. According to Muschamp, Roberson has been making a variety of plays and tackles in space in the early goings of practice that could earn him immediate playing time when the season opens Sept. 3 against Florida Atlantic. After losing shutdown corner Janoris Jenkins, who was dismissed from the team following his second are left with an inexperienced group of corners. The unit has a combined 16 college starts under TYLER JETTAlligator Staff Writer Cooped up in a hospital bed in late July, about a week away from training camp, punter David Lerner answered his phone. It was Will Muschamp. How you feeling? Muschamp asked. Well, my insides feel terrible, Lerner said, but my leg still works. I can promise you that. Lerner had just been diagnosed with el condition that can lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea and malnutrition. He lost 15 pounds as a result; still, when it came time to practice, Lerner was Kyle Christy for a starting position. There has never been a time in my life where Ive been more happy to go to practice and be around the guys, Lerner said Thursday. Even just to get screamed at, its so much better than sitting in a hospital. Its really made me realize that we take a lot of stuff for granted. Just eating solid food is like a blessing. Lerner started feeling pain in his stomach on July 22. He lost his appetite, and team trainers took him to a doctor. Even though former teammate Carl Johnson also battled Crohns, Lerner did not know anything about the disease. He was only aware of the illness because he had seen educational commercials on TV. He is on medication and will receive a couple hours of IV treatment every two months, and team nutritionists have helped him create a safe diet. Whole wheat is the only type of food he has struggled with since the diagnosis. During his hospital stint, Lerner received supportive text messages from teammates, but it was Muschamps call that encouraged him the most. everything that was going on, and that kind of gave me some hope, he said. (Muschamp) told me, We care about you; anything you need, well get it for you. That was really helpful. Lerner, a redshirt junior, has not seen game action in his three seasons receive a scholarship last week. He has spent his college career behind Chas ner and All-American. But now Henry is gone, giving Lerner his best chance to crack the starting lineup. To do so, he will have to beat out Christy, a three-star recruit from Brownsburg (Ind.) High. Lerner said he takes more breaks than usual during practices, though mostly only after a coachs suggestion. There are some days I just dont have as much energy as I normally would, he said. That causes me to struggle a little bit. But, for the most part, I feel good enough to practice. Extra water breaks or not, Muschamp said he has been impressed with Lerners determination to get back on are barely able to leave their homes, according to the Mayo Clinic. The true test of someone is shown through adversity, and hes going through a tough time, Muschamp said. He has not complained or anything. Certainly, hes an inspiration to me. Tough times dont last. Tough people do. And hes a tough young man. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org ALLIGATOR, 43 Courtesy of UF CommunicationsJunior punter David Lerner is receiving treatment for Crohns disease. UF FOOTBALLLerner battling Crohns disease, ChristySEE coCORNER, Pa A GE 45Freshman CB in line to start

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BRYAN HOLTAlligator WriterThe loss still lingers in their heads every day. Whether its on the court or in the weight room, there is no shortage of reminders. It was a big letdown in a way, senior defensive specialist right now. In December, on a Friday night in Austin, Texas, the nations No. 1-seeded Florida volleyball team fell to 16th-seeded Purdue in have easily been the most successful season in school history. Florida carried a 29-1 record and a 24-match winning streak into the loss to the Boilermakers. I thought about it a lot, senior setter/right-side hitter Kelly Murphy said. Its just hard to explain one thing that happened. It seemed like things started piling up on top of the other and it was just everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. More than eight months later, all the Gators can do is use the as they move forward. Coach Mary Wise wasted little time forcing the match on her team, setting up a January meeting in We knew we had some weaknesses, and we were trying to get better, she said. We just didnt have enough time. The personnel wasnt such to where we could hide it all. We could have played the match of our lives, and Purdue still could have won it and we still would have been disappointed. Hausmann said she was constantly reminded of the loss by strength and conditioning coaches over the summer as a means of motivation. Theyre always wanting to make sure that doesnt happen again, she said. The Gators feel they have addressed the weaknesses that hurt them in 2010. Wise said the presence of redshirt freshman Taylor Unroe, who came into last season with a broken bone in her ankle, will help tighten up a libero position that was occupied by the more offensive-oriented Erin Fleming last season. It stings a little bit, but its one of those things where you learn just as much from your failures as you do from your successes, junior setter Sundai Weston said. I think this team is better for having that loss. 44, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 UF Volleyball UF VOLLEYBALL BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer Florida volleyball coach Mary Wise walked into her teams practice facility one day over the summer and saw an elaborate practice plan drawn out. Clueless to who may have crafted the lengthy workout, the veteran coach thought a local club team was really pushing itself. Somebodys going to be in here for a while, she thought. actually Wises introduction to her deep senior class that is emphasizing leading by example in lieu of last years more vocal veterans. Thats what our seniors did this summer, Wise said. Not only were they in here playing, but they were doing it in an organized practice setting that the seniors ran. Weve never had that before. During media day Wednesday, about the loss of outside hitter and vocal leader Callie Rivers, a player ly basis her senior year. Callie is irreplaceable, junior Sundai Weston said. Shes someone Ill always admire for her leadership and what she brought to the table. In a way, Wise agreed. Floridas longtime coach talked about her seby the departure of Rivers vocally incessant nature. replace Rivers], she said. What we ask of our seniors every year is that they provide the leadership. Wise and seniors Cassandra Anderson and Elissa Hausmann all said outside hitter Kristy Jaeckel has developed into the most Rivers-like individual on the team. As Floridas oldest player, teammates jokingly refer to Jaeckel as Grandma and said they are excited to see the improvements shes made in her game for this season. Weve been so lucky to have all of us here all summer, Jaeckel said. Weve really developed a chemistry where we feel more comfortable holding each other accountable as a team. So while the OConnell Center court may be a little quieter this year, nobody seems too worried.Jaeckel emerging as senior leaderAlligator File PhotoPreseason All-SEC selection Kristy Jaeckel, a senior, is being countGators learn from

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their belts, making for steep competition in an unproven secondary. While Muschamp has said a series of comteam defense, with the now-injured Jeremy Brown as the one constant, the other position has been up for grabs and Roberson looks to be taking hold. The 6-foot, 184-pound freshman from Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas High was the marquee name on defense among the Gators 2011 recruiting haul that included six defensive backs. Roberson, an Under Armour All-America selection as a high school senior, was a surprise addition for Florida on National Signing Day in February, choosing the Gators after he was orally committed to both Texas Tech and Auburn in the weeks leading up to his decision. But since arriving on campus in May, Roberson has impressed his teammates, even during offseason workouts before the team was in pads. It seems like he already knows the game, he already understands splits and he has great feet, great hips, safety Josh Shaw said. Hes going to be a great player for us. Shaw wasnt the only returning player to praise Roberson. He has also been lauded by safety Matt Elam and redshirt senior Moses Jenkins who is competing with Roberson at cornerback. The common topics among all the acclaim from coaches and teammates have been Robersons instincts, technique and work ethic. While many members of last seasons highly touted freshman class came to UF with a sense of entitlement, there has been none of that from Roberson and his fellow freshmen. They all came in with the same chip on their shoulder, they want to learn, they want to work, Jenkins said. Since the Gators opened fall camp, Roberson has turned that chip into an opporGainesville. He is a playmaker, Shaw said. He just does everything right hes a technician, thats what I would say about him. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 45 Roberson impressing teammates CORNER, from page 43 Courtesy of UF Communications

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46, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 FEATURERiding Clean: Doping inspires former Team Florida memberSEE CYCLING, PAGE 47CCourtesy of PPhil GGaimonA UF grad and pro cyclist with Kenda/5-Hour Energy, Phil Gaimon decided to ink his beliefs into his arm, showing competitors his allegiance to being a drug-free rider. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Writer The story of how Phil Gaimon got a tattoo of a big, blue bar of soap on his right bicep starts like most late-night adventures with a bad decision. In mid-September of last year, the 25-yearPRO Road Race National Championship in Greenville, S.C., with new team Kenda/5Hour Energy. hind other top Americans like Levi Leipheimer, George Hincapie and Chris Horner. The season, but that wasnt what ultimately drove him to a local tattoo parlor the next night. Just two days prior, news hit the Internet that longtime friend Jon Chodroff had admitted to the purchase and use of the perfor mance-enhancing drug EPO. EPO, or erythropoietin, allows more oxygen to be carried in the blood stream. Then in his second year of racing since graduating from the University of Florida, Gaimon knew it was only a matter of time before he was confronted with the reality of cheating in his sport. But this was someone he was close to, a former teammate with Jelly Belly Pro Cycling. The truth stung even deeper when Chodroff, 25, was levied a two-year suspension by U.S. cyclings governing body and immediately retired from the sport. Gaimon couldnt let the same thing happen to him. Chodroff was a good guy and a great friend. If he doped, it could happen to anyone. Right now, I think Id never want to dope but what if I made it to Europe? What if something tries to change my mind? Gaimon asked himself. So along with teammate Nick Waite, he walked into the Tattoo Wearhouse in nearby Spartanburg and asked for a simple design hed been working up the courage to get since January, when a doctor asked if he was doping. In big, bold letters inside the outline of a still-sudsy bar of soap sits the word CLEAN for the entire cycling world to see. Today, Gaimon along with Waite and former pro Adam Myerson continues to try and make a positive impact on his sports

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MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 47 Gaimon: Cheating, doping could lead to demise of pro cyclingdoping problem by running a donation-based website called buy young, up-and-coming cyclists the same CLEAN tattoo the three of them now have. If one of them gets it, then this kid will never dope, because the rule is if you get the tattoo and you dope, then we come scrape it off you, Gaimon said. Since the site started in October 2010, and through Gaimons promotion on his blog for the cycling magazine VeloNews, he But his current teammate at Kenda/5-Hour Energy and for mer UF cycling club member, Bobby Sweeting, 24, was initially surprised on just how far his friend took the message. I was shocked that he did that, Sweeting said. I didnt really think of him as the kind of guy whod go and get tatted up. I love to talk about it on my website and on social media, with the fans and stuff like that, but a tattoo is a little much, man.§ §§ Long before he was a crusading anti-doper and cycling pro, Gaimon was a self-described fat kid who played way too many video games and weighed 185 pounds his junior year of high school. Unlike other racers like Sweeting, who were either running track or on the bike at an early age, Gaimon didnt grow up as an athlete. The only sport he had ever played up to high school was a year of soccer as a goalie. he started racing competitively with Team Florida, Gaimon quickly found he was a natural. Phil is an anomaly for sure, Sweeting said. He went from sitting on his ass to a [Category] 1 racer in like a year, which is pretty unheard of. In exactly 11 months, Gaimon rose from a beginner Categodomestic rider since the system was established. Belly. He progressed physically really well, but hes also a student of the sport unlike other people who just race, said David Reich, who is a current member of Team Florida. He is really interested in learning everything about it. He loves the sport, absolutely loves it at every level. the odds by becoming a climbing specialist in the mountains for his new team, even though he began his career training on In three years as a pro hes notched 30 stage, jersey competition and overall race wins while competing in some of the top domestic races each year like the Tour of California and the Tour of the Gila. Its true theres no climbing in Florida, theres no altitude, but they have great weather, Gaimon said. So I have the adlike the guys in Colorado. But people still ask me how I can climb that well coming from Florida. I tell them I train on Space Mountain. That usually works.§ §§ Now on his sixth post-collegiate team and with a new contract extension through 2012, Gaimon wants to make the jump into bigger stage races internationally. strong results to remain a part of the growing program. My mom still thinks its a phase or something, Gaimon said. And she might be right, if I dont get a good offer in a year or two, I could easily be in grad school. Until youre at a certain level, thats the only responsible way to look at it. Along with EPO, athletes use human growth hormones (HGH), amphetamines, steroids and even wholesale blood transfusions to gain a competitive advantage. If one out of 10,000 racers dopes, hes going to rise to the top because it works so well for cycling, Gaimon said. So it kind of attracts the garbage and you end up hearing about those guys a few years later when they get caught. for cyclists. During their young careers, Gaimon and Sweeting have both noticed a trend of wealthy, non-industry corporations backing out of their sponsorships. The scandals of the last 10 years surrounding Floyd Landis, Operation Puerto and multiple Grand Tour champions Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong, have in the words of Gaimon, drug sponsors names through the dirt, leaving lesser-funded cycling companies sponsors to pick up the slack. If the trend continues, he believes the sport could collapse. It used to be youd meet someone 10 years ago and youd say youre a pro cyclist and itd be Oh thats cool, Gaimon said. Now you meet someone and they look at you kind of weird because they watched 60 Minutes. They just assume.§ §§ Currently living in Ellicott City, Md., and traveling around the country for races, Gaimon looks to athletes from other sports that have survived and moved past a cheating culture. Ive met the gold medalist for the Nordic combined in the you ask him about doping in skiing and he says there isnt anybody. Nobody does it anymore, he said. The only reason he doesnt have to consider it is because he doesnt have to, nobody dopes. Though Gaimon believes science and desperate riders will always try to push what is fair and legal in the sport, he said he has noticed the doping problem, at least domestically, is improving simply because he is able to stay competitive in the races he enters. Like Sweeting, most young cyclists from Gaimons generation respect and understand the point hes trying to make with might not like it, for most, its a reminder of the commitment theyve made to improve their own abilities through honor able, hard work. In the end, Gaimon doesnt think all dopers are bad people for one lapse in judgment. Some of them were and still are his friends. And when hes honest with himself, he still isnt 100 percent sure of his own resolve until the day comes that its actually tested. He just wants to hold onto the only sport hes ever loved for as long as he can. CYCLING, from page 46Courtesy of Phil GaimonPhil Gaimon has raced professionally since 2006.

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