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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 16 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Health care center begins charging extra fee for lab workIt will cost $15 to have work done on campus, pg 3. Temporary arrangements may last through spring, pg 5. The Gators volleyball team has been pushed to the limits in its last few matches. See Story, Page 13 Increase in fans ejected from gamesThey are removed for standing on the bleachers after being instructed not to, pg. 4. AMANDA COHEN Alligator Contributing Writer U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor may be retired, but she made it known that even though shes no longer writing opinions, shes still got them. During her two speeches at UF on Monday, OConnor addressed the American publics ignorance regarding judiciary and civics education. OConnor said two-thirds of Americans cant name the three branches of government and less than half of Americans can name a Supreme Court justice. Phillips Center for Performing Arts and discussed judiciary reform, and her second speech, which discussed civic education, took place at University Auditorium. I think the biggest challenge we face today in our judicial government is the lack of understanding of the public of the role of courts in our country, OConnor said at the Phillips Center. in front of a full house at the Phillips Center, where she discussed judiciary reform. OConnors second appearance took place at University Auditorium, where she spoke in front of another full room of about 860 people. Her second appearance, during which she discussed civics education, originally was supposed to be held in the Pugh Hall auditorium. However, due to overcrowding, organizers had to move the event to the auditorium, said Ann Henderson, director of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. 94 /69 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Rachel Crosby / Alligator Sandra Day OConnor talks to a crowd of students and Gainesville residents about civic service and voting. In 2010, only 8 percent of Florida residents under 30 years old voted. ON CAMPUS OConnor discusses civics education HE RESISTED ARREST WITH VIOLENCE, UPD SAID. TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer Florida sophomore linebacker Dee Finley was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of driving with a suspended license and rewith violence. The latter is a thirddegree felony. Finley over at 1:49 p.m. after Finley drove his scooter around a barricade on Stadium Road. Sasser asked for his license and regishe was late and did not want to give him the information, according to the arrest report. told Finley he could not leave, Finley started his scooter and tried to take off, but Sasser grabbed his left wrist. Finley then snatched his hand away and squared to Sasser while still straddling his scooter, according to the report. Sasser proceeded to pull out his department-issued Taser and told Finley to put his hands behind his back. Finley obliged. aware of the incident and will handle the matter, a UF spokesman said through text message Monday night. Finleys license is suspended in Alabama and Florida for multiple offenses and a failure to appear in court, according to the report. He LB Finley arrested on felony chargeSEE JUSTICE, PAGE 8 SEE ARREST, PAGE 15 MINA RADMAN Alligator Writer The Pride of the Sunshine may be hitting the streets of dreary London next year The Fightin Gator Marching Band has been invited to play at the 2012 Olympics. ing band, received the invitation by phone Friday from the organizing committee for the London Olympic Games. In April, the marching band received a letter asking if it would be interested in performing at the Olympics. The band answered yes and submitted a portfolio that included the bands history, biographies, videotapes and CDs. It is a huge honor to be picked to represent the United States at the Olympics in London, for six years. It is unknown which, if any, other universities have been chosen. No details have been planned for the trip. kins said, but its very preliminary at this point. international invitation. Marching band headed to 2012 OlympicsSEE BAND, PAGE 8Finley We need to educate, starting with young people. Those are our future voters. Sandra Day OConnorretired Supreme Court justice

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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 16 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENINGDierks Bentley Tickets On Sale Now Tickets for the Sept. 30 concert are on sale today at the University Box Office on the Reitz Union Colonnade. Student tickets are $20 for upper-level seats, $25 for bleacher seats and $35 for floor seats. Non-student tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday on ticketmaster.com. Non-student tickets are $40 for upper-level seats, $45 for bleacher seats and $56 for floor seats. Alpha Phi Omega Coed Service Fraternity Fall Rush Today through Sunday Want to give back to the community while making lifelong friends? Come rush Alpha Phi Omega, the coed service fraternity on campus. For more information, check out the Facebook event Alpha Phi Omega Rush Fall 1. Humorous Speech Contest Today, 5:45 p.m. Entomology Building, 970 Natural Area Drive Room 1031 The public is invited to attend the Humorous Speech Contest with the Talking Gators Toastmasters Club. Free and open to everyone. Toastmasters provides a positive atmosphere for members to learn and practice public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, go to www.toastmasters.org or call 352-870-2267. Gators for a Sustainable Campus Meeting Today, 6:30 p.m. Computer Science and Engineering building, E221 Students interested in sustainability and looking to get involved can attend GSCs first meeting of the fall. We will be discussing campus sustainability issues. Vegan snacks will be provided. Contact Dania engineering, advertising and more. See the full company list, event agenda and RSVP on Facebook by searching Swap Meet UF Fall 2011. UF Distinguished Professor Lecture Series: Arlan Rosenbloom, Department of Pediatrics Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. Hough Hall The UF Hough Hall Graduate School of Business presents Insights and Conundrums about Growth Hormone Action Pathways. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by Sept. 13 to mccrayi@ ufl.edu. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jflechas@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. 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.CORREECTITI ONNIn Mondays edition of the Alligator, columnist David Mastens name was misspelled. Gutierrez at dmg9689@ufl. edu for more information. New Year, New You Today, 7:30 p.m. UF Hillel Students are invited for an introductory Zumba class. The event will feature a smoothie bar and an engaging discussion about the Jewish approach to the New Year and Resolutions. Bring sneakers and comfy clothes. Impact Autism @ UF General Meeting Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. HPNP Building, Room G301 Come to the first general meeting of the year and learn how to get involved this fall. Dont forget to bring $15 for dues to get T-shirts. Check out the Facebook group Impact Autism @ UF for more information. Swap Meet UF Thursday, 6 p.m. Stuzin Hall 267 Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Seeking an internship, externship or project oppor tunity with a Gainesville start-up/entrepreneurial company? Heres a chance to meet company reps from more than 30 Gainesville start-ups, including Grooveshark, AxoGen, Trendy Entertainment, Register Patient, Fracture and many more. Opportunities are available in areas such as mar keting, Web development, public relations, computer THUNDER STORMS 87/68 PARTLY CLOUDY 91/70 PARTLY CLOUDY 92/69 PARTLY CLOUDY 93/69 SUNNY 94/69

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 STUDENTS WILL NOW PAY $15 TO HAVE LABORATORY WORK DONE ON CAMPUS. KELSEY DEANAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Student Health Care Center recently introduced a new fee to take effect this semester. The facility now charges a $15 handling fee for all tests processed by the centers laboratory. Handling was previously done for free. The new charge allows all students to have their lab work completed on campus, regardless of their insurance provider. Before the fee, a student might have to travel from location to location depending on what their insurance would cover, health center spokeswoman Catherine Seeman said. Its about convenience and comfort, she said. By charging, we can continue to provide continuity of care. While the costs of the actual tests vary, students will now pay what their insurance policy dictates, in addition to the $15. lated to insurance, the new cost comes directly from the Student Health Care Center. The staff time used for handling and processing lab materials will be compensated using the money collected by the new charge. Because the fee affects UF students directly, the change is causing debate among students. The fee wouldnt affect whether or not I get immediate health attention. Its not unreasonable, freshman Zachary Glatzer said. However, senior Michael Pipitone, 21, disagrees. ly out of convenience, because I knew it was covered, he said. Now, I dont have a ing a cheaper health center. I would rather go to an off-campus health center where my insurance covers everything. Additional information regarding the new costs can be found on the UF Student Health Care Center website or by email at Health care center charges new feeALUMNI ALEXANDRA RIVERAAlligator Contributing WriterFormer professional football player and UF alumnus Emmitt Smith is returning to Gainesville Saturday for a signing of his new book Game On: Find Your Purpose Pursue Your Dream. The signing will take place at the UF Bookstore from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Smith, who retired from the sport in 2005, played for UF for three seasons between 1987 and 1989. During that time, he broke 58 school records all three years. After his time with the Gators, Smith played in the NFL for 15 seasons 13 of those with the Dallas Cowboys. During his NFL career, Smith won three Super Bowl championships and was named to eight Pro Bowl teams. In his book, Smith discusses the importance of perseverance, cour age and faith while overcoming obstacles. Pre-pharmacy freshman and Smith fan Alex Valdes plans to pick up a copy of the book and bring it to the signing. Emmitt Smith is the epitome of The Gator Nation philosophy, Valdes said. A Dallas Cowboys fan, accounting junior Ashley Quintal has been following Smith and the Cowboys since she was a little girl. As I was growing up, Emmitt Smith and the Cowboys were a staple part of Sundays in my household, she said. I will always remember my father walking around the house wearing his Smith gear as we cheered on the Cowboys. To get books signed by Smith, fans must pick up tickets at the UF Bookstore before the event, according to a press release. Tickets will be given to customers who purchase the book from the UF Bookstore and will be distributed For more information, call 352-3920194. Emmitt Smith to hold on-campus book signingSmith I would rather go to an offcampus health center where my insurance covers everything.Michael PipitoneUF senior

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MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Staff WriterTwenty-three people were 4ALLIGATOR Gina Chitko / AlligatorA student standing on the bleachers protests a call at the game against UAB on Saturday. Twenty-three GAMEDAYEjections for standing on bleachers increased Saturday ERIN JESTERAlligator Writer UCF bans alcohol at greek events; similar move unlikely at UF SOME PROMISED PRAYERS. CLARE LENNONAlligator Writer Students pledge acts of kindness to honor Sept. 11 victimsCausseaux I just remember that day very vividly.Jared WinnUF studentMove comes after student death

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 Ashley Crane / AlligatorFirst in LineHealth science occupational therapy senior Lauren McKenna arrived at the Reitz Union with a sleeping bag at 4 a.m. to wait in line for Dierks Bentley tickets. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Contributing WriterThe newly created Engineering Innovation Institute at UF has selected its inaugural director. Erik Sander is the new director of the institute, which is dedicated to building entrepreneurial culture and developing innovation skills in the next generation of engineers. Were a nexus of engineering entrepreneurship in the college that focuses on faculty, staff and students, Sander said. Sander graduated from UF in 1984 with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. He also worked 10 years in the aerospace industry and at companies including General Electric and Lockheed Martin. He returned to UF in 1995 and later became the director of industry programs in the College of Engineering. Through the institute, students can take courses on engineering innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, ethics and communication, Sander said. Freshmen can take an introduction module on engineering leadership and innovation, but the majority of the courses offered through the institute are available only to seniors and graduate students. Sander said he hopes the institute will start offering courses to juniors and sophomores in the future. the Innovation Summit, on Friday. The event will include leaders who impact engineering from academia, industry and the government. Notable speakers and panelists attending include Chris Malachowsky, co-founder of NVIDIA, and Thomas Peterson, assistant director of the National Science Foundation.Institute selects director EMILY MORROWAlligator WriterWhen Samuel Mirtil turned in his UF housing contract at Preview, he expected to spend the next 10 months shar ing a room with someone he barely knew and a bathroom with eight other guys. Instead, the chemistry freshman was told that there was no more on-campus housing available and he would be put on a waiting list for the spring semester, but he would have to look off campus. Mirtil is not alone in his housing frustration. This year, UF received 14,466 applications for on-campus housing. There are currently 7,744 students living on campus. The disparity between these numbers has caused the UF housing department to turn to some unconventional measures. About 100 resident assistants were given temporary housing off campus situations that have yet to be fully Each year, UF Housing offers more room contracts than there are rooms available to ensure that residence halls are as full as possible. We typically open every fall semester with an average occupancy of 102 to 103 percent, said Sharon Blansett, assistant to the associate vice president for student affairs. Usually, she said, students without rooms are placed not traditionally used for housing. through the spring semester as the housing department tants roommates. Were working to move these students into a different permanent housing arrangement, Blansett said. Theyre As resident assistants typically have their rooms to themselves, Blansett said the housing department asked for volunteers who would be willing to share a room. The other students have been placed in Oakbrook Walk, an apartment complex on Southwest 13th Street, south of Archer Road. Mirtil said he was shocked when he heard he would not be able to live on campus. I feel like Im missing out on the freshman experience, he said.With dorms full, resident assistants forced to take roommates

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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 13, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR Todays question: FAFSA form for Bright Futures?22% YES 78% NO59 TOTAL VOTESMondays question: Did you know that an open container violation now carries Trigger HappyDont abuse the Taser, bro!Most people in the UF community are surely familiar with the phrase Dont Tase me, bro! If you arent, the phrase dates back to 2007 when police shot a student protester with a Taser gun during a speech on UFs campus by Sen. John Kerry. Whether this student warranted this engagement is a debate for another time. However, the use of a Taser by police in the following scenario out of Marin County, Calif. was not only wrong but also bizarre. On June 30, 2009, Peter McFarlands wife called 911 after he fell and hurt himself. But when the paramedics arrived, 66-yearold McFarland refused to go to the hospital and declined medical assistance. The events that followed landed Marin County in court over consent and without a warrant. However, police are often automatically dispatched during medical emergencies. After McFarland made a comment about wanting to kill himself a joke about how embarrassed he was for falling, according to McFarlands attorneys the police became adamant about taking McFarland to the hospital. McFarland then told the deputies to leave. This caused one with him to the hospital. When McFarland rose from his sofa, the deputy proceeded to shock him several times. probably part of police protocol to ask the person to come in for medical or psychological assistance. However, elderly people tend to be very proud and become quite embarrassed by things like falling or losing particular motor functions. Anyone with grandparents can attest to this. In this scenario, the deputy should have used common sense and judged the situation on a more individual basis. If McFarland did not want to go to the hospital, it should cials whether McFarland gets treated for any injuries sustained from his fall? Not only is this a problem, given the fact that McFarland was in his 60s and had just fallen, but why also did the deputy feel it was necessary to shock him with a Taser? The issue in this case is not only police brutality but also the line at which the state stops trying to protect us from our selves. McFarland clearly was not hurting anyone and probably was not seriously injured from his fall. When the deputies arrived on the scene and were told to leave, they should have left. The story does not mention if his wife was worried over her husbands joking remarks about suicide. Luckily, McFarland won a $1.9 million settlement with the county to make up for it.Responsible drivers make the best friendsIve learned a few things in my 20 years. My friends know that I have the mentality of an old lady. Give me a pair of slippers and a season of Parks and Recreation over going clubbing any night of the week. So, Id just like to give you this pearl of wisdom: When it comes to friends, you can never have too many. Im not talking about your number of Facebook friends or how many followers you have on Twitter (but feel free to add me on both of those sites). You just never know when youll need someone to joke around with or someone to whom you can vent out your frustrations. Lets see if we can be BFFs, readers. Here is a quiz about common pedestrian challenges we all face on campus. Its just a quick, super painless quiz. Here we go! Question 1: On the UF campus, where do you feel bikes belong? Answer: In the bike lane How many times have I been casually, or briskly, walking to class when all of a sudden a biker rushes by me on the sidewalk? It doesnt matter if they toot their lanes made especially for bikes. Can you please, please, please use them? Question 2: When is an appropriate time to text? Answer: Not in your car If you are driving a car, a phone better not be in your hand. This is a predominantly pedestrian campus, in case you havent noticed. That means when students are walking around, they expect the people in cars to act responsibly. Your license means that you have been trusted to drive safely. Be alert, and pay attention to your surroundings. You cant do that if youre too busy exercising your thumbs. Question 3: Do you own the sidewalk? Answer: No. Walking with friends can be great. Try not to walk three-wide; if it is a busy sidewalk or if you see other people walking toward you, its time to condense into a walkway, so suck up your pride and scoot over. Sometimes, people dont move in time. If that happens, and elbows get bumped, do apologize. Question 4: Can you share the road? Answer: Yes. Pedestrians might have to trust drivers an awful lot, but drivers have to be able to trust us, too. Dont dart willysame time, dont charge at a busy crosswalk. You can clearly see if theres a lot of people, so theres no need to bum rush them with your car. Question 5: Are people on scooters a lot cooler than the rest of us? Answer: Nope, they are not. Scooters are pretty cute and zippy, dont get me wrong. But just because you can pull out really noisily in front of me on the road doesnt mean you should. There are a lot of different modes of transportation around these parts, so just be wary of all of them. There. That wasnt so bad, right? How did you score? These are just a few of my pet peeves when Im out and about on campus. The best friendships are born out of similar tastes. I enjoy yelling about things that make me happy and things that make me mad. Its pretty fun In all seriousness, pedestrian safety is something that needs to be addressed on this campus. With so many people constantly around, its important that we all do our best to be aware of one another. Take an extra second to look before you cross the street. Smile and say sorry if you run into someone. Try giving the right-of-way instead of just taking it. We could all use a lesson in transportation courtesy. Sami Main is a journalism junior at UF. Her column appears on Tuesdays. Sami Mainletters@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 If paying for tuition, fees, rent, textbooks, food and personal expenses wasnt enough, Id like to add another task to the typical college students challenges: studying abroad. lenged students things-to-do list, but it is a truly enriching opportunity that should be experienced. This past summer, I studied in New Zealand with Dr. Mark Hostetler. Unfortunately, the options at UF are very limited when it comes to engineering programs abroad. Regardless, I was determined to experience life outside of the United States and decided on a program that interested me. It didnt matter whether it contributed to my degree or not. The program, New Zealand Biodiversity and Conservation, was completely unrelated to my mechanical engineering major. The six-week period I spent on the other side of the planet was one of the most memorable times of my life. The beautiful mountains, forests, plains, farms and beaches of New Zealands south island were my classrooms, and nature hikes were a primary component of the learning experience. Nothing here at UF has ever compared to the learning experience I had abroad. This subject of study, which I had only a vague idea about when I applied, turned out to be an extremely important and interesting subject that had never even manifested itself as a conscious thought in my mind prior to this experience. The combination of this new way of learning about such an alien topic of study and soaking up this new culture and lifestyle was an invaluable adventure. Honestly, it helped open my eyes to the whole world. I realized there is more to life than just being born, growing old and dying in the United States. It made me hungry for more. I now want to intern abroad, and I want to get my masters degree abroad. I may want to call a new country my home in the future. The bubble of the American lifestyle Id been raised in my entire life had been popped, and an incredibly vast number of options and opportunities were revealed. Now the hard part: money. up thousands of dollars over a long period of time can be. Its especially terrifying knowing youre just going to spend it all in as little as six weeks. I was prepared to use the money I had saved from worknot miss out on this opportunity. But, as it turned out, I was extremely fortunate in this department. I was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, giving me enough to cover all of the tuition and housing fees for my program. It was an enormous burden lifted off my shoulders. It is also not impossible for you. Hunting down scholarships and grants to come up with the money to study abroad is completely worthwhile. I hope my fellow Gators will be inspired to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities we have at UF to study abroad and that the Gilman scholarship will come to the aid of many other Gators as well. Matt Caesar is a mechanical engineering senior at UF.Financial worries should not deter students from studying abroad Guest columnMatt CaesarSpeaking Out Americas national anthem ends with the phrase: Oer the land of the free and the home of the brave. Does the land of the free also have to be the land of the unemployed? Over the past few years, our nation has been struggling to recover from a recession marked by high unemployment. In 2009, President Obama responded to this situation by issuing a gigantic stimulus package worth $787 billion. While it may have averted a deeper recession, it did not correct our trajectory. Last weeks report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that our country is in crisis with our unemployment rate stuck at 9.1 percent. More importantly, American citizens and families are in crisis. In 2009, President Obama promised a reduction to an 8 percent unemployment rate. Clearly, we are on the wrong path. President Obama now suggests municipal construction projects as a solution. At best, this will create temporary jobs but will not fix the issue in the long term. President Obama, we call upon you tools they need to create jobs. First, fund and sponsor relevant research in such a way that the resultant intellectual property is released into the public domain, particularly focusing on new, rapidly growing areas such as regenerative medicine, cloud technology and healthcare. Second, identify and publicly praise entrepreneurs and companies that start new businesses and create substantial numbers of jobs. Third, make it easier for businesses, small and large, to continually take the risks demanded by a rapidly changing marketplace to create and sustain jobs for tomorrow. Fourth, make capital available to small businesses. Currently, it is virtually impossible for small or new businesses to obtain capital. Fifth, leverage social networks and evolving technologies to encourage and empower entrepreneurship. On the wall of Harvard Universitys Busch-Reisingers Museum, there is a German saying, Du kannst, denn du sollstIf you can, you must. President Obama, if you can assist American citizens to create meaningful, lasting jobs, you must. John Donovan is a retired professor of electrical engineering and management at MIT. Svetlana Dotsenko is a recent graduate of Harvard University. Paul D. Parisi is an affiliate at the MIT Center for International Studies. Harvard Crimson, Harvard U. via UWIREJob creation crucial to recoveryUWireHarvard CrimsonUWire National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for celebrating cultureEvery year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans who trace their ancestors from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Hispanic Heritage Week began under President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 and was expanded under President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to encompass a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on Aug.17, 1988. Sept. 15 is chosen as the start date beof independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept.16 and Sept. 18, respectively. The Hispanic population is the largest racial minority in the U.S., comprising U.S. Census Bureau data projects that the Hispanic population, as of July 1, 2050, will be 132.8 million, or 30 percent of the total U.S. population. According to the census data, it was a 43 percent increase from April 1, 2000, to April 1, 2010, making Hispanics the fastest growing minority group in the U.S. The Chamber of Hispanic Affairs in Gainesville cordially invites you to our most notable program, known as the annual Downtown Latino Festival, which takes place at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza downtown every September during National Hispanic Heritage Month. The family friendly celebration attracts vendors and community members from all over north Florida. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the positive contributions and achievements of the Latino community. It is a chance for Gainesville to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Chamber of Hispanic Affairs. We also strive to connect the Hispanic population and the greater community to resources such as health awareness, disresources. Attendance at the festival has usually been between 600 and 2,000 people every year. The event consists of food vendors, informational booths, cultural performances and live music. The festival is free and open to the public. We cordially invite the entire community to enjoy this community celebration. For more info on the Hispanic-Latino U.S. population visit http://www.census. gov/newsroom/releases/pdf/cb11ff-18_ hispanic.pdf If you would like more information on the festival please email chamberofhispanicaffairs@gmail.com. David J. Ruiz Director, 10th-Annual Downtown Latino FestivalLetter to the Editor

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appearance for the inaugural Allen L. Poucher Legal Education Series, and the Graham Center and Accent Speakers Bureau sponsored the second appearance. Pointing out that young people spend more than 40 hours a week in front of TV and computer screens, OConnor said she mixed civics education with gaming to attract young people on her innovative website icivics.org. We need to educate, starting with young people, OConnor said. Those are our future voters. Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince, who was also on the panel at the Phillips Center, said the biggest problem is people not thinking for themselves and instead being told what to think by the media and talk shows. Americans take [talk shows] as gospel, Quince said. Martha Barnett, moderator and former American Bar Association president, said education on the judicial system is the responsibility of the American public. At University Auditorium, OConnor said the United States education system is unacceptable and said that Americans should make civics education a requirement to re-engage citizens. We are complacent in this country about our rights and the responsibility we have, OConnor said. 8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011Gina Chitko / AlligatorThe organizing committee for the London Olympic Games has invited the UF Fightin Gator Marching Band to play at the 2012 Olympics. JUSTIcCE, from page 1OConnor was part of panel on education system Band will need to fundraise for the tripTwo years ago, Watkins said, the band was invited to perform at a music festival in Venezuela. However, due to safety concerns, the group didnt pursue the opportunity. The UF Fightin Gator Marching Band has 330 members and rehearses six to eight hours a week. Jason Kossis, a computer engineering junior, said traveling with the band to away football games is like traveling with a second family. Kossis, a trumpet player who has been in the band for two years, said its a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play in the Olympics. The entire band has been invited to go to London, but the cost of the trip may stop some members from attending, Watkins said. I dont think the university could subsidize everyone, Watkins said. People would have to pay, and that would have an impact. A written invitation is expected by late September. When that ar rives, the band will begin looking to UF and corporate donors to help fund the trip. Andreas Gregory Christofakis, a political science major, has been in band for three years and said the prospect of performing in London is exciting. I think its very exciting and a rare opportunity for the Gator band to perform on an international stage, he said. BaAND, from page 1 MINA RADMANAlligator WriterAbout 2,000 UF students risk losing their Bright Futures scholar According to a statewide rule implemented this summer, sturor-free Free Application for Feder al Student Aid form to receive their Bright Futures scholarships. UF ofstudents over the summer to warn them about the change. about 2,000 students still have not submitted an error-free form, said Rick Wilder, the interim director for Affairs. Some students may not give the forms and forgo their scholar ship, Wilder said. Wilder said Bright Futures scholarships were awarded to 26,292 students last year, which is roughly 74 percent of undergraduate, in-state students. The program paid out $77,498,667 through the scholarships, which are awarded to students based on their high school academic records. Recipients of the Florida Academic Scholars award, which is the highest scholarship offered, have their scholarships automatically renewed each year if they enroll in at least 12 academic credit hours per semester and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Biochemistry junior Scott Hefnew requirement. form for federal need-based aid in order to receive a merit-based scholarship that has nothing to do with federal aid whatsoever, HefFlorida legislators voted to have background information about those receiving the scholarships, according to Alligator archives. Financial records do not affect the amount of money students receive. A spokesperson from the Florida Department of Education was not available at press time. There is no deadline to complete the form, Wilder said. Those students who have not completed it will receive their scholarship as long as the form is received within the academic year. If students submit their forms in January, they will be paid retroactively and receive their full scholar ships. Bright Futures scholarships, which are about $3,030 per year for the Florida Academic Scholars award, are usually divided between the fall and spring semesters. If students are still interested in getting their Bright Futures, the best thing to do is get their form in, Wilder said. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid form can be found online at fasfa.ed.gov.2,000 risk losing Bright Futures funds MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Staff WriterA High Springs man accused of fatally shooting his wife and son was transferred to the Alachua County Jail on Monday. Russell Dewayne Hogg, 58, is charged with two counts of premeditated capital murder. The motive behind the murders is uncertain but may have involved an ongoing family dispute concerning a black pickup truck found at the scene, said Sgt. Todd Kelly, Alachua County Sher The Alachua County Sher at 12:59 p.m. Sunday and responded along with the High Springs Police Department to 240 SW Poe Springs Road in High Springs, where two gunshot victims were found in the front yard, according to an ASO news release. Trenda Owens Hogg and 22-year-old Anthony Wayne Hogg, a construction worker, were pronounced dead at the scene. Russell Dewayne Hogg due to witness accounts, Kelly said. According to an Alachua County Jail arrest report, an AK-47 was used in the shootings. Deputies from the Columbia County Sheriffs Office found and detained Hogg on Highway 441 on the same day, according to a news release. Its a shocker to have a double homicide in a small community like High Springs, but at least theres some comfort in the people knowing the person responsible was quickly apprehended, Kelly said.Local man charged with double homicideHogg FAFSA forms are missing Fast FactsNumber of Bright Futures scholarship recipients last year at UF: 26,292, or about 74 percent of the UF in-state undergraduate population Value of a single Florida Academic Scholars award, the highest scholarship offered: about $3,030 per year Amount paid out to UF students last year: $77,498,667 Number of students who did not ter: about 2,000

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Kentucky Kickoff Time DeterminedThe matchup between Florida and Kentucky set for Sept. 24 in Lexington, Ky., will be a 7 p.m. kickoff. The game will be shown on either ESPN or ESPN2.The Mailbag Were taking questions for this weeks mailbag column. Got something you want to know about the Vols or this weeks game? Ask us: @alligatorSportsThe tough opening slate for the Gators soccer team is readying it for Southeastern Conference play. See Story, Page 16. MUSCHAMP CHANGING GATORS APPROACH TO RIVALRY GAMES. TYLER JETTAlligator Staff Writer When it comes to rivalry games, Will Muschamp is more subdued than his predecessor. Urban Meyer was famous for trying to rev his players up the week before playing Tennessee, Georgia or Florida State. There were motivational posters. There were videos of past meetings. And, while coaching at Utah, there were decals of BYUs logo on urinal cakes. No more. Almost every player available to the media Monday said this weeks game is just like the other two the ones in which Florida beat FAU and UAB by a combined score of 80-3. I dont like to treat any game different from one another, Muschamp said. Its the next one and therefore its the most important. Its a great rivalry. Its in the (Southeastern Conference) East, and its a game we need to play well in and win. Its a very important game; we dont need to tell our players that. Muschamp has told his team to approach each Saturday as if it is facing nameless, faceless opponents. Most players echoed that sentiment Monday, and junior Lerentee McCray went as far as to call Tennessee the orangeand-white team. Trey Burton was the only player who admitted Saturdays game will be more impor Its a conference game, he said. Our goal is to get to Atlanta, and if we dont win this game, we dont go to Atlanta. Slive hopeful about A&M: SEC Commissioner Mike Slive talked conference expansion during a speaking engagement in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday night. We remain optimistic that Texas A&M will be a member of the SEC and have started to look at schedules for 2012-13 involving 13 teams, he said. The presidents of SEC universities voted unanimously to accept A&Ms bid to join the conference Sept. 5, but the move was put on hold as at least one Big 12 university did not waive its right to sue A&M and the SEC. Reports have since surfaced that as many as six of the Big 12s nine remaining schools have refused to waive their rights to sue. Slive, however, reiterated that the SEC will welcome A&M as soon as it can legally leave the Big 12. He was mum on future expansion. When Texas A&M joins our conference, we dont have immediate plans for a 14th member, he said. We arent thinking in terms of numbers.  We think about the strength of the SEC and the attractiveness of Texas A&M as an institution. Talkin, talkin: Muschamp was told dur ing Saturdays win against UAB that his players were getting too chatty in between snaps. At halftime I walked in and told them you do the talking with your helmet and shut up and play the game, he said. Thats really all it is. Guys that want to run their mouth all the time generally arent playing very good. Injuries: Cornerback Jeremy Brown (knee) is questionable. Brown suffered the injury dur champ initially thought his cornerback would return before the season opener. The injury is much more severe than we Muschamp was hopeful that tight end A.C. Leonard would be available to practice Monmeniscus Aug. 6. Jeff Demps (Muschamps description: bang on the shoulder) and Jordan Reed (twinge somewhere) are probable. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org. Florida preparing for nameless, faceless Vols BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer A little more than one week ago, Floridas volleyball team could do no wrong. The Gators cruised through mum total of 18 sets, winning each frame by an average of 9.17 points. While the joyride was great for fans and statistics, it served as little more than a warm-up for the team. Only half of Floridas opening six matches were against teams that had a winning record in 2010, and Florida State is the only team to enter the OConnell Center ranked in the AVCA Top 25. That all changed last week when the Gators went up against three consecutive teams ranked in the top 12. Its who we played, UF coach Mary Wise said. The quality of the competition and how good those teams are. The Gators immediately Wise not concerned with UFs close losses UF Fo otball TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer A 295-pound void in the Gators front seven will be After serving a two-game suspension handed down by in high school, defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd will make his season debut when Florida opens Southeastern Confer ence play against Tennessee on Saturday. With the Gators struggling at times with the pass rush this season, Floyds return to the lineup couldnt come soon enough. [Floyd] has a great pass-rush ability, linebacker Jelani Jenkins said. pecially a good quarterback like Tennessee has, it makes it a lot easier. Floyd watched from the sidelines as Floridas defense posted just two sacks against Florida Atlantic in the season opener and then failed to record one against UAB last weekend. linebacker Lerentee McCray said Floyd was like another Gators hope Floyds return helps bolster sagging pass rushWise SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 14 SEE VOLLEY, PAGE 16BBrett LLe BBlanc / AAlligator SS taffFlorida coach Will Muschamp said he doesnt treat any game different from the next. But fullback Trey Burton said the UT game could mean the difference later on.

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14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 THE RALLYGREG: Even as Chris Rainey darts over, around and past would-be tacklers, some people take away more concern than optimism. Raineys 317 yards from scrimmage this year are more than double the total of anyone else on the team, but Gators fans seem more wowed by the volume of his touches than by what hes done with them. Rainey is clearly on top of his game with a 7.3 yards per carry average. That number tops even the 7.2 mark he put up last year, which wouldve tied for third in the nation if hed met the minimum number of attempts to qualify. as many as 25 times per game, and I dont see why itd be any other way. MATT: You cant be serious.  While theres little doubt Rainey is the most dynamic playmaker on the roster, the thought of him touching the ball 25 times a game is downright ludicrous. In his entire career at Florida, Rainey has never carried the rock more than 89 times in an entire season. Hes also never had more than 99 touches from scrimmage, but you advocate a season in which he would accumulate more than 300.  Starting this Saturday, youll see exact  In the Southeastern Conference, the linebackers and safeties are the real deal. They have the speed to close on Rainey off the edge. And, most importantly, they have the strength and power to pound his tiny frame so far down   into the dirt that hell be begging to see the sideline.  We saw this last season when Jeff Demps toted it 26 times against Tennessee in the SEC opener he was never the same.  Why tempt fate when there are so many other options?  GREG: You tempt fate because the whole idea is to get your best playmakers the ball as many times as you can. A healthy Chris Rainey is worth about as much as an injured one if youre going to keep him standing on the sidelines anyway. Most skilled fantasy football players a group I can assume you dont fall into put together in our draft know about the alleged Curse of 370, which claims that any back who reaches that number of touches in a season typically slows down in subsequent years. This shouldnt be a concern for Rainey, who hasnt even recorded 370 touches over the course of his entire career and has the luxury of ending a play out of bounds or in the end zone more often than a lot of other backs. The anxiety isnt over wearing him down its about injuries. But Rainey takes an injury risk every day in practice, and every morning he gets out of bed.  You wont get anywhere playing scared, and the Gators shouldnt play scared with Rainey. MATT: Lolz. Really, Greg? Really? My fantasy prowess aside (my team, by the way, put up the exact same 110 points yours did in Week 1), your argument is senseless and baseless. Rainey is electric, theres no denying that, but he is best used sparingly. The Gators have multiple playmaking options, especially in the run game, and the strength of their offense is the defense not knowing who will get the ball. With Rainey injured and out because you gave him more touches in two games than hes had in any two his entire career, the Gators Whats wrong with Demps all of a sudden? Is he chopped liver just because Rainey displayed a couple of spin moves? What about Mike Gillislee, who was exploTrey Burton is another option, as is the humongous and talented Hunter Joyer. Basically, what youre describing is very similar to how youre justifying it fantasy. GREG: Theres nothing wrong with counts, a Rainey clone with fewer moves. He can still get a few carries per game, as can Burton in the wildcat. But, if Rainey keeps up his insane aver age, Florida needs to keep giving him the ball. Sure, the Gators have other options. But if Rainey is good for 7 yards per play, why use them? And if that average goes down or Rainey gets hurt, UF has the perfect backup. Demps isnt a reason to give Rainey fewer carries, hes an insurance policy that lets them work Rainey even harder.  The idea of players like Gillislee and Joyer stealing caries from Floridas best spot where it needs to make plays and put up points, the ball needs to be in Raineys hands. The guys playing behind him are there for a reason, to back him up. Little more. MATT: Im glad this edition of The Rally is coming to close, so we can save the readers some time reading more nonsense from The Worst Writer in Alligator History. Youve contradicted yourself so much in this column its not even funny. Rainey is a one-note back albeit a damn good one but he is not a featured back and should not be used as such. Thats the bottom line. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org and Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator.org.Rainey: Let him shoulder the load or distribute the wealth? Matt Wattstwitter: @wattmatts Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca coach on the sideline, breaking down the opposing team and giving tips to the Gators front seven. will be much needed against a Tennessee squad that ranks ninth in the nation in passing offense, and McCray said he expects pass-rushing to be a major emphasis in practice this week. We need to get pressure with four guys rushing, coach Will Muschamp said. Thats the best pass defense in the America. We need to rush four guys and do a better job at that. While the entire front seven needs to improve its pass-rushing said that sophomore Buck linebacker Ronald Powell must be one of those players to do a better job of getting to the quarterback and affecting him, whether its a sack, a hurry or a hit. But the Gators hope Floyd, who is widely considered one of the best pass-rushers on the team, can also have an impact against Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, who has completed 78.5 percent of his passes this season. Floyd signed with Florida out of high school as the top-rated defensive tackle recruit in the nation, according to Rivals.com, but is expected to play both tackle and defensive end in the Gators revamped defense. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said before the season that Floyd will play end a position he has yet in the teams nickel package. Sharrif brings size, speed, athleticism he just brings a lot to [the defensive end] position that you cant normally get from a guy my size or somebody of my stature, said the 6-foot-2, 246-pound McCray. Hes a big guy, hes fast, quick, powerful. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org.Alligator File Photo Muschamp: We need to get pressure with four guys rushing FOOt TBallALL, from page 13 UF Fo otball

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was cited on March 16 for driving without a valid license, and a second pre-trial arraignment on that case is set for next Monday. In Alachua County, Finley has received four charges for driving with a suspended license in less than three years. He received a citation for unknowingly operating a vehicle while his drivers license was suspended on Dec. 17, 2009, and on June 21, 2010. Finley is the sixth player arrested and seventh overall arrest since Muschamp took over in December. pong in March 2010. He was also reprimanded in Febto a stop sign. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator. org. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer Though the Gators are less than a month into their season, like the team has already been through a round of the playoffs. With three ranked opponents played so far and two more road games pegged for this weekend, No. 9 Florida (5-2) has tried to test itself against potential NCAA Tournament teams during its nonconference slate. against quality opponents including a 3-2 loss to No. 5 Florida State last Friday indicates the squad is lucky the postseason is still months away. Were going to see this team teams of this caliber again, and to play teams like this at this point of the season is exactly what we need. The Gators starting 11 looked shell-shocked at times by the intensity of the Seminoles attack, which was led by the everdangerous Tiffany McCarty. The forward scored the game-winner and added another goal and an assist. I honestly just dont think we were ready for that, junior midare a top team; now we know how they play. I wish we played them again. I hope we play them again. The result was achingly simiclearance and a missed through For assistant coach Alan Kirkup, the only thing holding a similar class is the number of mental mistakes, which he said the Gators need to cut back on. You try and test yourself all the time, he said. Were disappointed we lost two games. The naive defensive errors; there was a couple more on Friday night. With No. 19 Tennessee as the only other ranked Southeastern Conference team, Florida looks once again to have a favorable table when league play starts on draw in the Atlantic Coast Conference, where eight teams are currently ranked. The Gators have won the last havent lost more than twice to conference opponents in a single toughest tests in preparation for the postseason have likely already happened. Were right in the mix, and were right where we need to be, Kirkup said. We continue to grow as a team, and these two games coming up this next weekend will just help us in that regard. This team will be a lot better in November and December than we are right now. Contact John Boothe at  jboothe@ alligator.org ALLIGATOR, 15 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFlorida coach Becky Burleigh said the Gators tough non-conference schedule has toughened the team for later in the season. Tough opening slate readying Gators for SECUF SOCCER ARREST, from page 1Seventh arrest under Muschamp

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noticed the escalated level of opposition. After a smooth start to 2011, Florida quickly fell behind 0-2 to Iowa State on Labor Day before At the Nike Big Four Classic in Palo Alto, Calif., during the sets against both No. 8 Texas and No. 2 Stanford, splitting with a win and a loss, respectively. Physically, the great thing is shape, Wise said. So (playing be a problem. In fact, Wise sees nothing but positives coming out of a rigorous week in which her team went up against three of the best squads in the nation. Florida out-hit its opponents by an average of .231 to .184, and it also saw a resurgence from redshirt freshman libero Taylor Unroe, who recorded 42 digs in Palo Alto after a rough outing against Iowa State. If the Texas and Stanford matches were any indication, thats where we made the biggest jump from the Iowa State match was in our backcourt play, Wise said. Theres still balls that are be, but it was a whole different mindset. The veteran coach added she might have considered the week a success even if Florida had lost some of the matches in straight sets. She said facing the teams the Gators faced gives them an immediate advantage as they prepare to begin Southeastern Conference play, which starts on Friday with a trip to Starkville, Miss., to take on Mississippi State. Its not at a huge gap for us to compete against the very best teams in the country, and I think that the players are highly encouraged, she said. Disappointed in losing, but encouraged in what lies ahead. 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffRedshirt freshman libero Taylor Unroe (right) recorded 42 digs during the weekend at the Nike Big Four Classic in Palo Alto, Calif. VOllLLEY, from page 13 LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer Forget about any freshman jitters. In her second collegiate round, Camilla Hedberg shot a team-best 5-under 67 to help Florida remain in second at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C. on Monday. Hedberg tallied seven birdand only two bogeys. She is tied for third on the Cougar Classic leaderboard, three shots behind Tennessees Erica Popson. Camilla was just a blast to watch. She hit the ball great and hit it close, said coach Jan Dowling. Not only did she make a bunch of birdie putts, but she made a lot of par putts. Great putting, very impressive. par for the second consecutive day for a two-round score of one shot behind leader North Carolina, last years tournament winner. LSU sits in third at 5 under par, and North Carolina State remains in fourth at one-over. Seven of the schools sitting in the top 10 are Southeastern Conference teams. Junior Mia Piccio and senior even par. Each shot a 1-under 71 in the opening round. ies Monday. Senior Andrea Watts had geys and three double bogeys. Despite her shaky play so far, Dowling said she believes Watts is capable of playing better today. Dowling also said she has enjoyed the Gators consistent play and how they have avoided any major mistakes on the course. However, she still sees room for improvement. We were a little bit sloppy with our scoring clubs [Monday]. We had some free putts that were disappointing, Dowling said. Were looking to get a little bit sharper with our scoring clubs. Asked about her teams chances of contending, and possibly winning the tournament, Dowling said she was challenge. Its going to be fun [today], event [of the year]. Its what were trying to do every week, she said. Were just looking for more of the same tomorrow. Lets see if we can catch UNC and make a run at the championship.Hedberg goes low, Florida in second Its not at a huge gap for us to compete against the very best teams in the country.Mary WiseUF volleyball coachWO OMEENsS GOOLF



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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 16 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Health care center begins charging extra fee for lab workIt will cost $15 to have work done on campus, pg 3. Temporary arrangements may last through spring, pg 5. The Gators volleyball team has been pushed to the limits in its last few matches. See Story, Page 13 Increase in fans ejected from gamesThey are removed for standing on the bleachers after being instructed not to, pg. 4. AMANDA COHEN Alligator Contributing Writer U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day OConnor may be retired, but she made it known that even though shes no longer writing opinions, shes still got them. During her two speeches at UF on Monday, OConnor addressed the American publics ignorance regarding judiciary and civics education. OConnor said two-thirds of Americans cant name the three branches of government and less than half of Americans can name a Supreme Court justice. Phillips Center for Performing Arts and discussed judiciary reform, and her second speech, which discussed civic education, took place at University Auditorium. I think the biggest challenge we face today in our judicial government is the lack of understanding of the public of the role of courts in our country, OConnor said at the Phillips Center. in front of a full house at the Phillips Center, where she discussed judiciary reform. OConnors second appearance took place at University Auditorium, where she spoke in front of another full room of about 860 people. Her second appearance, during which she discussed civics education, originally was supposed to be held in the Pugh Hall auditorium. However, due to overcrowding, organizers had to move the event to the auditorium, said Ann Henderson, director of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. 94 /69 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Rachel Crosby / Alligator Sandra Day OConnor talks to a crowd of students and Gainesville residents about civic service and voting. In 2010, only 8 percent of Florida residents under 30 years old voted. ON CAMPUS OConnor discusses civics education HE RESISTED ARREST WITH VIOLENCE, UPD SAID. TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer Florida sophomore linebacker Dee Finley was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of driving with a suspended license and rewith violence. The latter is a thirddegree felony. Finley over at 1:49 p.m. after Finley drove his scooter around a barricade on Stadium Road. Sasser asked for his license and regishe was late and did not want to give him the information, according to the arrest report. told Finley he could not leave, Finley started his scooter and tried to take off, but Sasser grabbed his left wrist. Finley then snatched his hand away and squared to Sasser while still straddling his scooter, according to the report. Sasser proceeded to pull out his department-issued Taser and told Finley to put his hands behind his back. Finley obliged. aware of the incident and will handle the matter, a UF spokesman said through text message Monday night. Finleys license is suspended in Alabama and Florida for multiple offenses and a failure to appear in court, according to the report. He LB Finley arrested on felony chargeSEE JUSTICE, PAGE 8 SEE ARREST, PAGE 15 MINA RADMAN Alligator Writer The Pride of the Sunshine may be hitting the streets of dreary London next year The Fightin Gator Marching Band has been invited to play at the 2012 Olympics. ing band, received the invitation by phone Friday from the organizing committee for the London Olympic Games. In April, the marching band received a letter asking if it would be interested in performing at the Olympics. The band answered yes and submitted a portfolio that included the bands history, biographies, videotapes and CDs. It is a huge honor to be picked to represent the United States at the Olympics in London, for six years. It is unknown which, if any, other universities have been chosen. No details have been planned for the trip. kins said, but its very preliminary at this point. international invitation. Marching band headed to 2012 OlympicsSEE BAND, PAGE 8Finley We need to educate, starting with young people. Those are our future voters. Sandra Day OConnorretired Supreme Court justice

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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 16 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENINGDierks Bentley Tickets On Sale Now Tickets for the Sept. 30 concert are on sale today at the University Box Office on the Reitz Union Colonnade. Student tickets are $20 for upper-level seats, $25 for bleacher seats and $35 for floor seats. Non-student tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday on ticketmaster.com. Non-student tickets are $40 for upper-level seats, $45 for bleacher seats and $56 for floor seats. Alpha Phi Omega Coed Service Fraternity Fall Rush Today through Sunday Want to give back to the community while making lifelong friends? Come rush Alpha Phi Omega, the coed service fraternity on campus. For more information, check out the Facebook event Alpha Phi Omega Rush Fall 1. Humorous Speech Contest Today, 5:45 p.m. Entomology Building, 970 Natural Area Drive Room 1031 The public is invited to attend the Humorous Speech Contest with the Talking Gators Toastmasters Club. Free and open to everyone. Toastmasters provides a positive atmosphere for members to learn and practice public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, go to www.toastmasters.org or call 352-870-2267. Gators for a Sustainable Campus Meeting Today, 6:30 p.m. Computer Science and Engineering building, E221 Students interested in sustainability and looking to get involved can attend GSCs first meeting of the fall. We will be discussing campus sustainability issues. Vegan snacks will be provided. Contact Dania engineering, advertising and more. See the full company list, event agenda and RSVP on Facebook by searching Swap Meet UF Fall 2011. UF Distinguished Professor Lecture Series: Arlan Rosenbloom, Department of Pediatrics Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. Hough Hall The UF Hough Hall Graduate School of Business presents Insights and Conundrums about Growth Hormone Action Pathways. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by Sept. 13 to mccrayi@ ufl.edu. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jflechas@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. 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.CORRECTI ONIn Mondays edition of the Alligator, columnist David Mastens name was misspelled. Gutierrez at dmg9689@ufl. edu for more information. New Year, New You Today, 7:30 p.m. UF Hillel Students are invited for an introductory Zumba class. The event will feature a smoothie bar and an engaging discussion about the Jewish approach to the New Year and Resolutions. Bring sneakers and comfy clothes. Impact Autism @ UF General Meeting Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. HPNP Building, Room G301 Come to the first general meeting of the year and learn how to get involved this fall. Dont forget to bring $15 for dues to get T-shirts. Check out the Facebook group Impact Autism @ UF for more information. Swap Meet UF Thursday, 6 p.m. Stuzin Hall 267 Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Seeking an internship, externship or project oppor tunity with a Gainesville start-up/entrepreneurial company? Heres a chance to meet company reps from more than 30 Gainesville start-ups, including Grooveshark, AxoGen, Trendy Entertainment, Register Patient, Fracture and many more. Opportunities are available in areas such as mar keting, Web development, public relations, computer THUNDER STORMS 87/68 PARTLY CLOUDY 91/70 PARTLY CLOUDY 92/69 PARTLY CLOUDY 93/69 SUNNY 94/69

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 STUDENTS WILL NOW PAY $15 TO HAVE LABORATORY WORK DONE ON CAMPUS. KELSEY DEANAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Student Health Care Center recently introduced a new fee to take effect this semester. The facility now charges a $15 handling fee for all tests processed by the centers laboratory. Handling was previously done for free. The new charge allows all students to have their lab work completed on campus, regardless of their insurance provider. Before the fee, a student might have to travel from location to location depending on what their insurance would cover, health center spokeswoman Catherine Seeman said. Its about convenience and comfort, she said. By charging, we can continue to provide continuity of care. While the costs of the actual tests vary, students will now pay what their insurance policy dictates, in addition to the $15. lated to insurance, the new cost comes directly from the Student Health Care Center. The staff time used for handling and processing lab materials will be compensated using the money collected by the new charge. Because the fee affects UF students directly, the change is causing debate among students. The fee wouldnt affect whether or not I get immediate health attention. Its not unreasonable, freshman Zachary Glatzer said. However, senior Michael Pipitone, 21, disagrees. ly out of convenience, because I knew it was covered, he said. Now, I dont have a ing a cheaper health center. I would rather go to an off-campus health center where my insurance covers everything. Additional information regarding the new costs can be found on the UF Student Health Care Center website or by email at Health care center charges new feeALUMNI ALEXANDRA RIVERAAlligator Contributing WriterFormer professional football player and UF alumnus Emmitt Smith is returning to Gainesville Saturday for a signing of his new book Game On: Find Your Purpose Pursue Your Dream. The signing will take place at the UF Bookstore from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Smith, who retired from the sport in 2005, played for UF for three seasons between 1987 and 1989. During that time, he broke 58 school records all three years. After his time with the Gators, Smith played in the NFL for 15 seasons 13 of those with the Dallas Cowboys. During his NFL career, Smith won three Super Bowl championships and was named to eight Pro Bowl teams. In his book, Smith discusses the importance of perseverance, cour age and faith while overcoming obstacles. Pre-pharmacy freshman and Smith fan Alex Valdes plans to pick up a copy of the book and bring it to the signing. Emmitt Smith is the epitome of The Gator Nation philosophy, Valdes said. A Dallas Cowboys fan, accounting junior Ashley Quintal has been following Smith and the Cowboys since she was a little girl. As I was growing up, Emmitt Smith and the Cowboys were a staple part of Sundays in my household, she said. I will always remember my father walking around the house wearing his Smith gear as we cheered on the Cowboys. To get books signed by Smith, fans must pick up tickets at the UF Bookstore before the event, according to a press release. Tickets will be given to customers who purchase the book from the UF Bookstore and will be distributed For more information, call 352-3920194. Emmitt Smith to hold on-campus book signingSmith I would rather go to an offcampus health center where my insurance covers everything.Michael PipitoneUF senior

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MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Staff WriterTwenty-three people were 4ALLIGATOR Gina Chitko / AlligatorA student standing on the bleachers protests a call at the game against UAB on Saturday. Twenty-three GAMEDAYEjections for standing on bleachers increased Saturday ERIN JESTERAlligator Writer UCF bans alcohol at greek events; similar move unlikely at UF SOME PROMISED PRAYERS. CLARE LENNONAlligator Writer Students pledge acts of kindness to honor Sept. 11 victimsCausseaux I just remember that day very vividly.Jared WinnUF studentMove comes after student death

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 Ashley Crane / AlligatorFirst in LineHealth science occupational therapy senior Lauren McKenna arrived at the Reitz Union with a sleeping bag at 4 a.m. to wait in line for Dierks Bentley tickets. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Contributing WriterThe newly created Engineering Innovation Institute at UF has selected its inaugural director. Erik Sander is the new director of the institute, which is dedicated to building entrepreneurial culture and developing innovation skills in the next generation of engineers. Were a nexus of engineering entrepreneurship in the college that focuses on faculty, staff and students, Sander said. Sander graduated from UF in 1984 with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. He also worked 10 years in the aerospace industry and at companies including General Electric and Lockheed Martin. He returned to UF in 1995 and later became the director of industry programs in the College of Engineering. Through the institute, students can take courses on engineering innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, ethics and communication, Sander said. Freshmen can take an introduction module on engineering leadership and innovation, but the majority of the courses offered through the institute are available only to seniors and graduate students. Sander said he hopes the institute will start offering courses to juniors and sophomores in the future. the Innovation Summit, on Friday. The event will include leaders who impact engineering from academia, industry and the government. Notable speakers and panelists attending include Chris Malachowsky, co-founder of NVIDIA, and Thomas Peterson, assistant director of the National Science Foundation.Institute selects director EMILY MORROWAlligator WriterWhen Samuel Mirtil turned in his UF housing contract at Preview, he expected to spend the next 10 months shar ing a room with someone he barely knew and a bathroom with eight other guys. Instead, the chemistry freshman was told that there was no more on-campus housing available and he would be put on a waiting list for the spring semester, but he would have to look off campus. Mirtil is not alone in his housing frustration. This year, UF received 14,466 applications for on-campus housing. There are currently 7,744 students living on campus. The disparity between these numbers has caused the UF housing department to turn to some unconventional measures. About 100 resident assistants were given temporary housing off campus situations that have yet to be fully Each year, UF Housing offers more room contracts than there are rooms available to ensure that residence halls are as full as possible. We typically open every fall semester with an average occupancy of 102 to 103 percent, said Sharon Blansett, assistant to the associate vice president for student affairs. Usually, she said, students without rooms are placed not traditionally used for housing. through the spring semester as the housing department tants roommates. Were working to move these students into a different permanent housing arrangement, Blansett said. Theyre As resident assistants typically have their rooms to themselves, Blansett said the housing department asked for volunteers who would be willing to share a room. The other students have been placed in Oakbrook Walk, an apartment complex on Southwest 13th Street, south of Archer Road. Mirtil said he was shocked when he heard he would not be able to live on campus. I feel like Im missing out on the freshman experience, he said.With dorms full, resident assistants forced to take roommates

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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 13, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR Todays question: FAFSA form for Bright Futures?22% YES 78% NO59 TOTAL VOTESMondays question: Did you know that an open container violation now carries Trigger HappyDont abuse the Taser, bro!Most people in the UF community are surely familiar with the phrase Dont Tase me, bro! If you arent, the phrase dates back to 2007 when police shot a student protester with a Taser gun during a speech on UFs campus by Sen. John Kerry. Whether this student warranted this engagement is a debate for another time. However, the use of a Taser by police in the following scenario out of Marin County, Calif. was not only wrong but also bizarre. On June 30, 2009, Peter McFarlands wife called 911 after he fell and hurt himself. But when the paramedics arrived, 66-yearold McFarland refused to go to the hospital and declined medical assistance. The events that followed landed Marin County in court over consent and without a warrant. However, police are often automatically dispatched during medical emergencies. After McFarland made a comment about wanting to kill himself a joke about how embarrassed he was for falling, according to McFarlands attorneys the police became adamant about taking McFarland to the hospital. McFarland then told the deputies to leave. This caused one with him to the hospital. When McFarland rose from his sofa, the deputy proceeded to shock him several times. probably part of police protocol to ask the person to come in for medical or psychological assistance. However, elderly people tend to be very proud and become quite embarrassed by things like falling or losing particular motor functions. Anyone with grandparents can attest to this. In this scenario, the deputy should have used common sense and judged the situation on a more individual basis. If McFarland did not want to go to the hospital, it should cials whether McFarland gets treated for any injuries sustained from his fall? Not only is this a problem, given the fact that McFarland was in his 60s and had just fallen, but why also did the deputy feel it was necessary to shock him with a Taser? The issue in this case is not only police brutality but also the line at which the state stops trying to protect us from our selves. McFarland clearly was not hurting anyone and probably was not seriously injured from his fall. When the deputies arrived on the scene and were told to leave, they should have left. The story does not mention if his wife was worried over her husbands joking remarks about suicide. Luckily, McFarland won a $1.9 million settlement with the county to make up for it.Responsible drivers make the best friendsIve learned a few things in my 20 years. My friends know that I have the mentality of an old lady. Give me a pair of slippers and a season of Parks and Recreation over going clubbing any night of the week. So, Id just like to give you this pearl of wisdom: When it comes to friends, you can never have too many. Im not talking about your number of Facebook friends or how many followers you have on Twitter (but feel free to add me on both of those sites). You just never know when youll need someone to joke around with or someone to whom you can vent out your frustrations. Lets see if we can be BFFs, readers. Here is a quiz about common pedestrian challenges we all face on campus. Its just a quick, super painless quiz. Here we go! Question 1: On the UF campus, where do you feel bikes belong? Answer: In the bike lane How many times have I been casually, or briskly, walking to class when all of a sudden a biker rushes by me on the sidewalk? It doesnt matter if they toot their lanes made especially for bikes. Can you please, please, please use them? Question 2: When is an appropriate time to text? Answer: Not in your car If you are driving a car, a phone better not be in your hand. This is a predominantly pedestrian campus, in case you havent noticed. That means when students are walking around, they expect the people in cars to act responsibly. Your license means that you have been trusted to drive safely. Be alert, and pay attention to your surroundings. You cant do that if youre too busy exercising your thumbs. Question 3: Do you own the sidewalk? Answer: No. Walking with friends can be great. Try not to walk three-wide; if it is a busy sidewalk or if you see other people walking toward you, its time to condense into a walkway, so suck up your pride and scoot over. Sometimes, people dont move in time. If that happens, and elbows get bumped, do apologize. Question 4: Can you share the road? Answer: Yes. Pedestrians might have to trust drivers an awful lot, but drivers have to be able to trust us, too. Dont dart willysame time, dont charge at a busy crosswalk. You can clearly see if theres a lot of people, so theres no need to bum rush them with your car. Question 5: Are people on scooters a lot cooler than the rest of us? Answer: Nope, they are not. Scooters are pretty cute and zippy, dont get me wrong. But just because you can pull out really noisily in front of me on the road doesnt mean you should. There are a lot of different modes of transportation around these parts, so just be wary of all of them. There. That wasnt so bad, right? How did you score? These are just a few of my pet peeves when Im out and about on campus. The best friendships are born out of similar tastes. I enjoy yelling about things that make me happy and things that make me mad. Its pretty fun In all seriousness, pedestrian safety is something that needs to be addressed on this campus. With so many people constantly around, its important that we all do our best to be aware of one another. Take an extra second to look before you cross the street. Smile and say sorry if you run into someone. Try giving the right-of-way instead of just taking it. We could all use a lesson in transportation courtesy. Sami Main is a journalism junior at UF. Her column appears on Tuesdays. Sami Mainletters@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 If paying for tuition, fees, rent, textbooks, food and per sonal expenses wasnt enough, Id like to add another task to the typical college students challenges: studying abroad. lenged students things-to-do list, but it is a truly enriching opportunity that should be experienced. This past summer, I studied in New Zealand with Dr. Mark Hostetler. Unfortunately, the options at UF are very limited when it comes to engineering programs abroad. Regardless, I was determined to experience life outside of the United States and decided on a program that interested me. It didnt matter whether it contributed to my degree or not. The program, New Zealand Biodiversity and Conservation, was completely unrelated to my mechanical engineer ing major. The six-week period I spent on the other side of the planet was one of the most memorable times of my life. The beautiful mountains, forests, plains, farms and beaches of New Zealands south island were my classrooms, and nature hikes were a primary component of the learning experience. Nothing here at UF has ever compared to the learning experience I had abroad. This subject of study, which I had only a vague idea about when I applied, turned out to be an extremely important and interesting subject that had never even manifested itself as a conscious thought in my mind prior to this experience. The combination of this new way of learning about such an alien topic of study and soaking up this new culture and lifestyle was an invaluable adventure. Honestly, it helped open my eyes to the whole world. I realized there is more to life than just being born, growing old and dying in the United States. It made me hungry for more. I now want to intern abroad, and I want to get my masters degree abroad. I may want to call a new country my home in the future. The bubble of the American lifestyle Id been raised in my entire life had been popped, and an incredibly vast number of options and opportunities were revealed. Now the hard part: money. up thousands of dollars over a long period of time can be. Its especially terrifying knowing youre just going to spend it all in as little as six weeks. I was prepared to use the money I had saved from worknot miss out on this opportunity. But, as it turned out, I was extremely fortunate in this department. I was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, giving me enough to cover all of the tuition and housing fees for my program. It was an enormous burden lifted off my shoulders. It is also not impossible for you. Hunting down scholarships and grants to come up with the money to study abroad is completely worthwhile. I hope my fellow Gators will be inspired to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities we have at UF to study abroad and that the Gilman scholarship will come to the aid of many other Gators as well. Matt Caesar is a mechanical engineering senior at UF.Financial worries should not deter students from studying abroad Guest columnMatt CaesarSpeaking Out Americas national anthem ends with the phrase: Oer the land of the free and the home of the brave. Does the land of the free also have to be the land of the unemployed? Over the past few years, our nation has been struggling to recover from a recession marked by high unemployment. In 2009, President Obama responded to this situation by issuing a gigantic stimulus package worth $787 billion. While it may have averted a deeper recession, it did not correct our trajectory. Last weeks report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that our country is in crisis with our unemployment rate stuck at 9.1 percent. More importantly, American citizens and families are in crisis. In 2009, President Obama promised a reduction to an 8 percent unemployment rate. Clearly, we are on the wrong path. President Obama now suggests municipal construction projects as a solution. At best, this will create temporary jobs but will not fix the issue in the long term. President Obama, we call upon you tools they need to create jobs. First, fund and sponsor relevant research in such a way that the resultant intellectual property is released into the public domain, particularly focusing on new, rapidly growing areas such as regenerative medicine, cloud technology and healthcare. Second, identify and publicly praise entrepreneurs and companies that start new businesses and create substantial numbers of jobs. Third, make it easier for businesses, small and large, to continually take the risks demanded by a rapidly changing marketplace to create and sustain jobs for tomorrow. Fourth, make capital available to small businesses. Currently, it is virtually impossible for small or new businesses to obtain capital. Fifth, leverage social networks and evolving technologies to encourage and empower entrepreneurship. On the wall of Harvard Universitys Busch-Reisingers Museum, there is a German saying, Du kannst, denn du sollstIf you can, you must. President Obama, if you can assist American citizens to create meaningful, lasting jobs, you must. John Donovan is a retired professor of electrical engineering and management at MIT. Svetlana Dotsenko is a recent graduate of Harvard University. Paul D. Parisi is an affiliate at the MIT Center for International Studies. Harvard Crimson, Harvard U. via UWIREJob creation crucial to recoveryUWireHarvard CrimsonUWire National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for celebrating cultureEvery year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans who trace their ancestors from Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Hispanic Heritage Week began under President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 and was expanded under President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to encompass a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on Aug.17, 1988. Sept. 15 is chosen as the start date beof independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept.16 and Sept. 18, respectively. The Hispanic population is the largest racial minority in the U.S., comprising U.S. Census Bureau data projects that the Hispanic population, as of July 1, 2050, will be 132.8 million, or 30 percent of the total U.S. population. According to the census data, it was a 43 percent increase from April 1, 2000, to April 1, 2010, making Hispanics the fastest growing minority group in the U.S. The Chamber of Hispanic Affairs in Gainesville cordially invites you to our most notable program, known as the annual Downtown Latino Festival, which takes place at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza downtown every September during National Hispanic Heritage Month. The family friendly celebration attracts vendors and community members from all over north Florida. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the positive contributions and achievements of the Latino community. It is a chance for Gainesville to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Chamber of Hispanic Affairs. We also strive to connect the Hispanic population and the greater community to resources such as health awareness, disresources. Attendance at the festival has usually been between 600 and 2,000 people every year. The event consists of food vendors, informational booths, cultural performances and live music. The festival is free and open to the public. We cordially invite the entire community to enjoy this community celebration. For more info on the Hispanic-Latino U.S. population visit http://www.census. gov/newsroom/releases/pdf/cb11ff-18_ hispanic.pdf If you would like more information on the festival please email chamberofhispanicaffairs@gmail.com. David J. Ruiz Director, 10th-Annual Downtown Latino FestivalLetter to the Editor

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appearance for the inaugural Allen L. Poucher Legal Education Series, and the Graham Center and Accent Speakers Bureau sponsored the second appearance. Pointing out that young people spend more than 40 hours a week in front of TV and computer screens, OConnor said she mixed civics education with gaming to attract young people on her innovative website icivics.org. We need to educate, starting with young people, OConnor said. Those are our future voters. Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince, who was also on the panel at the Phillips Center, said the biggest problem is people not thinking for themselves and instead being told what to think by the media and talk shows. Americans take [talk shows] as gospel, Quince said. Martha Barnett, moderator and former American Bar Association president, said education on the judicial system is the responsibility of the American public. At University Auditorium, OConnor said the United States education system is unacceptable and said that Americans should make civics education a requirement to re-engage citizens. We are complacent in this country about our rights and the responsibility we have, OConnor said. 8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011Gina Chitko / AlligatorThe organizing committee for the London Olympic Games has invited the UF Fightin Gator Marching Band to play at the 2012 Olympics. JUSTICE, from page 1OConnor was part of panel on education system Band will need to fundraise for the tripTwo years ago, Watkins said, the band was invited to perform at a music festival in Venezuela. However, due to safety concerns, the group didnt pursue the opportunity. The UF Fightin Gator Marching Band has 330 members and rehearses six to eight hours a week. Jason Kossis, a computer engineering junior, said traveling with the band to away football games is like traveling with a second family. Kossis, a trumpet player who has been in the band for two years, said its a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play in the Olympics. The entire band has been invited to go to London, but the cost of the trip may stop some members from attending, Watkins said. I dont think the university could subsidize everyone, Watkins said. People would have to pay, and that would have an impact. A written invitation is expected by late September. When that ar rives, the band will begin looking to UF and corporate donors to help fund the trip. Andreas Gregory Christofakis, a political science major, has been in band for three years and said the prospect of performing in London is exciting. I think its very exciting and a rare opportunity for the Gator band to perform on an international stage, he said. BAND, from page 1 MINA RADMANAlligator WriterAbout 2,000 UF students risk losing their Bright Futures scholar According to a statewide rule implemented this summer, sturor-free Free Application for Feder al Student Aid form to receive their Bright Futures scholarships. UF ofstudents over the summer to warn them about the change. about 2,000 students still have not submitted an error-free form, said Rick Wilder, the interim director for Affairs. Some students may not give the forms and forgo their scholar ship, Wilder said. Wilder said Bright Futures scholarships were awarded to 26,292 students last year, which is roughly 74 percent of undergraduate, in-state students. The program paid out $77,498,667 through the scholarships, which are awarded to students based on their high school academic records. Recipients of the Florida Academic Scholars award, which is the highest scholarship offered, have their scholarships automatically renewed each year if they enroll in at least 12 academic credit hours per semester and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Biochemistry junior Scott Hefnew requirement. form for federal need-based aid in order to receive a merit-based scholarship that has nothing to do with federal aid whatsoever, HefFlorida legislators voted to have background information about those receiving the scholarships, according to Alligator archives. Financial records do not affect the amount of money students receive. A spokesperson from the Florida Department of Education was not available at press time. There is no deadline to complete the form, Wilder said. Those students who have not completed it will receive their scholarship as long as the form is received within the academic year. If students submit their forms in January, they will be paid retroactively and receive their full scholar ships. Bright Futures scholarships, which are about $3,030 per year for the Florida Academic Scholars award, are usually divided between the fall and spring semesters. If students are still interested in getting their Bright Futures, the best thing to do is get their form in, Wilder said. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid form can be found online at fasfa.ed.gov.2,000 risk losing Bright Futures funds MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Staff WriterA High Springs man accused of fatally shooting his wife and son was transferred to the Alachua County Jail on Monday. Russell Dewayne Hogg, 58, is charged with two counts of premeditated capital murder. The motive behind the murders is uncertain but may have involved an ongoing family dispute concerning a black pickup truck found at the scene, said Sgt. Todd Kelly, Alachua County Sher The Alachua County Sher at 12:59 p.m. Sunday and responded along with the High Springs Police Department to 240 SW Poe Springs Road in High Springs, where two gunshot victims were found in the front yard, according to an ASO news release. Trenda Owens Hogg and 22-year-old Anthony Wayne Hogg, a construction worker, were pronounced dead at the scene. Russell Dewayne Hogg due to witness accounts, Kelly said. According to an Alachua County Jail arrest report, an AK-47 was used in the shootings. Deputies from the Columbia County Sheriffs Office found and detained Hogg on Highway 441 on the same day, according to a news release. Its a shocker to have a double homicide in a small community like High Springs, but at least theres some comfort in the people knowing the person responsible was quickly apprehended, Kelly said.Local man charged with double homicideHogg FAFSA forms are missing Fast FactsNumber of Bright Futures schol arship recipients last year at UF: 26,292, or about 74 percent of the UF in-state undergraduate population Value of a single Florida Academic Scholars award, the high est scholarship offered: about $3,030 per year Amount paid out to UF students last year: $77,498,667 Number of students who did not ter: about 2,000

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Kentucky Kickoff Time DeterminedThe matchup between Florida and Kentucky set for Sept. 24 in Lexington, Ky., will be a 7 p.m. kickoff. The game will be shown on either ESPN or ESPN2.The Mailbag Were taking questions for this weeks mailbag column. Got something you want to know about the Vols or this weeks game? Ask us: @alligatorSportsThe tough opening slate for the Gators soccer team is readying it for Southeastern Conference play. See Story, Page 16. MUSCHAMP CHANGING GATORS APPROACH TO RIVALRY GAMES. TYLER JETTAlligator Staff Writer When it comes to rivalry games, Will Muschamp is more subdued than his predecessor. Urban Meyer was famous for trying to rev his players up the week before playing Tennessee, Georgia or Florida State. There were motivational posters. There were videos of past meetings. And, while coaching at Utah, there were decals of BYUs logo on urinal cakes. No more. Almost every player available to the media Monday said this weeks game is just like the other two the ones in which Florida beat FAU and UAB by a combined score of 80-3. I dont like to treat any game different from one another, Muschamp said. Its the next one and therefore its the most important. Its a great rivalry. Its in the (Southeastern Conference) East, and its a game we need to play well in and win. Its a very important game; we dont need to tell our players that. Muschamp has told his team to approach each Saturday as if it is facing nameless, faceless opponents. Most players echoed that sentiment Monday, and junior Lerentee McCray went as far as to call Tennessee the orangeand-white team. Trey Burton was the only player who admitted Saturdays game will be more impor Its a conference game, he said. Our goal is to get to Atlanta, and if we dont win this game, we dont go to Atlanta. Slive hopeful about A&M: SEC Commissioner Mike Slive talked conference expansion during a speaking engagement in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday night. We remain optimistic that Texas A&M will be a member of the SEC and have started to look at schedules for 2012-13 involving 13 teams, he said. The presidents of SEC universities voted unanimously to accept A&Ms bid to join the conference Sept. 5, but the move was put on hold as at least one Big 12 university did not waive its right to sue A&M and the SEC. Reports have since surfaced that as many as six of the Big 12s nine remaining schools have refused to waive their rights to sue. Slive, however, reiterated that the SEC will welcome A&M as soon as it can legally leave the Big 12. He was mum on future expansion. When Texas A&M joins our conference, we dont have immediate plans for a 14th member, he said. We arent thinking in terms of numbers. We think about the strength of the SEC and the attractiveness of Texas A&M as an institution. Talkin, talkin: Muschamp was told dur ing Saturdays win against UAB that his players were getting too chatty in between snaps. At halftime I walked in and told them you do the talking with your helmet and shut up and play the game, he said. Thats really all it is. Guys that want to run their mouth all the time generally arent playing very good. Injuries: Cornerback Jeremy Brown (knee) is questionable. Brown suffered the injury dur champ initially thought his cornerback would return before the season opener. The injury is much more severe than we Muschamp was hopeful that tight end A.C. Leonard would be available to practice Monmeniscus Aug. 6. Jeff Demps (Muschamps description: bang on the shoulder) and Jordan Reed (twinge somewhere) are probable. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org. Florida preparing for nameless, faceless Vols BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer A little more than one week ago, Floridas volleyball team could do no wrong. The Gators cruised through mum total of 18 sets, winning each frame by an average of 9.17 points. While the joyride was great for fans and statistics, it served as little more than a warm-up for the team. Only half of Floridas opening six matches were against teams that had a winning record in 2010, and Florida State is the only team to enter the OConnell Center ranked in the AVCA Top 25. That all changed last week when the Gators went up against three consecutive teams ranked in the top 12. Its who we played, UF coach Mary Wise said. The quality of the competition and how good those teams are. The Gators immediately Wise not concerned with UFs close losses UF Fo otball TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer A 295-pound void in the Gators front seven will be After serving a two-game suspension handed down by in high school, defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd will make his season debut when Florida opens Southeastern Confer ence play against Tennessee on Saturday. With the Gators struggling at times with the pass rush this season, Floyds return to the lineup couldnt come soon enough. [Floyd] has a great pass-rush ability, linebacker Jelani Jenkins said. pecially a good quarterback like Tennessee has, it makes it a lot easier. Floyd watched from the sidelines as Floridas defense posted just two sacks against Florida Atlantic in the season opener and then failed to record one against UAB last weekend. linebacker Lerentee McCray said Floyd was like another Gators hope Floyds return helps bolster sagging pass rushWise SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 14 SEE VOLLEY, PAGE 16Brett Le Blanc / Alligator S taffFlorida coach Will Muschamp said he doesnt treat any game different from the next. But fullback Trey Burton said the UT game could mean the difference later on.

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14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 THE RALLYGREG: Even as Chris Rainey darts over, around and past would-be tacklers, some people take away more concern than optimism. Raineys 317 yards from scrimmage this year are more than double the total of anyone else on the team, but Gators fans seem more wowed by the volume of his touches than by what hes done with them. Rainey is clearly on top of his game with a 7.3 yards per carry average. That number tops even the 7.2 mark he put up last year, which wouldve tied for third in the nation if hed met the minimum number of attempts to qualify. as many as 25 times per game, and I dont see why itd be any other way. MATT: You cant be serious. While theres little doubt Rainey is the most dynamic playmaker on the roster, the thought of him touching the ball 25 times a game is downright ludicrous. In his entire career at Florida, Rainey has never carried the rock more than 89 times in an entire season. Hes also never had more than 99 touches from scrimmage, but you advocate a season in which he would accumulate more than 300. Starting this Saturday, youll see exactIn the Southeastern Conference, the linebackers and safeties are the real deal. They have the speed to close on Rainey off the edge. And, most importantly, they have the strength and power to pound his tiny frame so far down into the dirt that hell be begging to see the sideline. We saw this last season when Jeff Demps toted it 26 times against Tennessee in the SEC opener he was never the same. Why tempt fate when there are so many other options? GREG: You tempt fate because the whole idea is to get your best playmakers the ball as many times as you can. A healthy Chris Rainey is worth about as much as an injured one if youre going to keep him standing on the sidelines anyway. Most skilled fantasy football players a group I can assume you dont fall into put together in our draft know about the alleged Curse of 370, which claims that any back who reaches that number of touches in a season typically slows down in subsequent years. This shouldnt be a concern for Rainey, who hasnt even recorded 370 touches over the course of his entire career and has the luxury of ending a play out of bounds or in the end zone more often than a lot of other backs. The anxiety isnt over wearing him down its about injuries. But Rainey takes an injury risk every day in practice, and every morning he gets out of bed. You wont get anywhere playing scared, and the Gators shouldnt play scared with Rainey. MATT: Lolz. Really, Greg? Really? My fantasy prowess aside (my team, by the way, put up the exact same 110 points yours did in Week 1), your argument is senseless and baseless. Rainey is electric, theres no denying that, but he is best used sparingly. The Gators have multiple playmaking options, especially in the run game, and the strength of their offense is the defense not knowing who will get the ball. With Rainey injured and out because you gave him more touches in two games than hes had in any two his entire career, the Gators Whats wrong with Demps all of a sudden? Is he chopped liver just because Rainey displayed a couple of spin moves? What about Mike Gillislee, who was exploTrey Burton is another option, as is the humongous and talented Hunter Joyer. Basically, what youre describing is very similar to how youre justifying it fantasy. GREG: Theres nothing wrong with counts, a Rainey clone with fewer moves. He can still get a few carries per game, as can Burton in the wildcat. But, if Rainey keeps up his insane aver age, Florida needs to keep giving him the ball. Sure, the Gators have other options. But if Rainey is good for 7 yards per play, why use them? And if that average goes down or Rainey gets hurt, UF has the perfect backup. Demps isnt a reason to give Rainey fewer carries, hes an insurance policy that lets them work Rainey even harder. The idea of players like Gillislee and Joyer stealing caries from Floridas best spot where it needs to make plays and put up points, the ball needs to be in Raineys hands. The guys playing behind him are there for a reason, to back him up. Little more. MATT: Im glad this edition of The Rally is coming to close, so we can save the readers some time reading more nonsense from The Worst Writer in Alligator History. Youve contradicted yourself so much in this column its not even funny. Rainey is a one-note back albeit a damn good one but he is not a featured back and should not be used as such. Thats the bottom line. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org and Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator.org.Rainey: Let him shoulder the load or distribute the wealth? Matt Wattstwitter: @wattmatts Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca coach on the sideline, breaking down the opposing team and giving tips to the Gators front seven. will be much needed against a Tennessee squad that ranks ninth in the nation in passing offense, and McCray said he expects pass-rushing to be a major emphasis in practice this week. We need to get pressure with four guys rushing, coach Will Muschamp said. Thats the best pass defense in the America. We need to rush four guys and do a better job at that. While the entire front seven needs to improve its pass-rushing said that sophomore Buck linebacker Ronald Powell must be one of those players to do a better job of getting to the quarterback and affecting him, whether its a sack, a hurry or a hit. But the Gators hope Floyd, who is widely considered one of the best pass-rushers on the team, can also have an impact against Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, who has completed 78.5 percent of his passes this season. Floyd signed with Florida out of high school as the top-rated defensive tackle recruit in the nation, according to Rivals.com, but is expected to play both tackle and defensive end in the Gators revamped defense. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said before the season that Floyd will play end a position he has yet in the teams nickel package. Sharrif brings size, speed, athleticism he just brings a lot to [the defensive end] position that you cant normally get from a guy my size or somebody of my stature, said the 6-foot-2, 246-pound McCray. Hes a big guy, hes fast, quick, powerful. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org.Alligator File Photo Muschamp: We need to get pressure with four guys rushing FOO TBALL, from page 13 UF Fo otball

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was cited on March 16 for driving without a valid license, and a second pre-trial arraignment on that case is set for next Monday. In Alachua County, Finley has received four charges for driving with a suspended license in less than three years. He received a citation for unknowingly operating a vehicle while his drivers license was suspended on Dec. 17, 2009, and on June 21, 2010. Finley is the sixth player arrested and seventh overall arrest since Muschamp took over in December. pong in March 2010. He was also reprimanded in Febto a stop sign. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator. org. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer Though the Gators are less than a month into their season, like the team has already been through a round of the playoffs. With three ranked opponents played so far and two more road games pegged for this weekend, No. 9 Florida (5-2) has tried to test itself against potential NCAA Tournament teams during its nonconference slate. against quality opponents including a 3-2 loss to No. 5 Florida State last Friday indicates the squad is lucky the postseason is still months away. Were going to see this team teams of this caliber again, and to play teams like this at this point of the season is exactly what we need. The Gators starting 11 looked shell-shocked at times by the intensity of the Seminoles attack, which was led by the everdangerous Tiffany McCarty. The forward scored the game-winner and added another goal and an assist. I honestly just dont think we were ready for that, junior midare a top team; now we know how they play. I wish we played them again. I hope we play them again. The result was achingly simiclearance and a missed through For assistant coach Alan Kirkup, the only thing holding a similar class is the number of mental mistakes, which he said the Gators need to cut back on. You try and test yourself all the time, he said. Were disappointed we lost two games. The naive defensive errors; there was a couple more on Friday night. With No. 19 Tennessee as the only other ranked Southeastern Conference team, Florida looks once again to have a favorable table when league play starts on draw in the Atlantic Coast Conference, where eight teams are currently ranked. The Gators have won the last havent lost more than twice to conference opponents in a single toughest tests in preparation for the postseason have likely already happened. Were right in the mix, and were right where we need to be, Kirkup said. We continue to grow as a team, and these two games coming up this next weekend will just help us in that regard. This team will be a lot better in November and December than we are right now. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org ALLIGATOR, 15 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFlorida coach Becky Burleigh said the Gators tough non-conference schedule has toughened the team for later in the season. Tough opening slate readying Gators for SECUF SOCCER ARREST, from page 1Seventh arrest under Muschamp

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noticed the escalated level of opposition. After a smooth start to 2011, Florida quickly fell behind 0-2 to Iowa State on Labor Day before At the Nike Big Four Classic in Palo Alto, Calif., during the sets against both No. 8 Texas and No. 2 Stanford, splitting with a win and a loss, respectively. Physically, the great thing is shape, Wise said. So (playing be a problem. In fact, Wise sees nothing but positives coming out of a rigorous week in which her team went up against three of the best squads in the nation. Florida out-hit its opponents by an average of .231 to .184, and it also saw a resurgence from redshirt freshman libero Taylor Unroe, who recorded 42 digs in Palo Alto after a rough outing against Iowa State. If the Texas and Stanford matches were any indication, thats where we made the biggest jump from the Iowa State match was in our backcourt play, Wise said. Theres still balls that are be, but it was a whole different mindset. The veteran coach added she might have considered the week a success even if Florida had lost some of the matches in straight sets. She said facing the teams the Gators faced gives them an immediate advantage as they prepare to begin Southeastern Conference play, which starts on Friday with a trip to Starkville, Miss., to take on Mississippi State. Its not at a huge gap for us to compete against the very best teams in the country, and I think that the players are highly encouraged, she said. Disappointed in losing, but encouraged in what lies ahead. 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffRedshirt freshman libero Taylor Unroe (right) recorded 42 digs dur ing the weekend at the Nike Big Four Classic in Palo Alto, Calif. VOLLEY, from page 13 LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer Forget about any freshman jitters. In her second collegiate round, Camilla Hedberg shot a team-best 5-under 67 to help Florida remain in second at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C. on Monday. Hedberg tallied seven birdand only two bogeys. She is tied for third on the Cougar Classic leaderboard, three shots behind Tennessees Erica Popson. Camilla was just a blast to watch. She hit the ball great and hit it close, said coach Jan Dowling. Not only did she make a bunch of birdie putts, but she made a lot of par putts. Great putting, very impressive. par for the second consecutive day for a two-round score of one shot behind leader North Carolina, last years tournament winner. LSU sits in third at 5 under par, and North Carolina State remains in fourth at one-over. Seven of the schools sitting in the top 10 are Southeastern Conference teams. Junior Mia Piccio and senior even par. Each shot a 1-under 71 in the opening round. ies Monday. Senior Andrea Watts had geys and three double bogeys. Despite her shaky play so far, Dowling said she believes Watts is capable of playing better today. Dowling also said she has enjoyed the Gators consistent play and how they have avoided any major mistakes on the course. However, she still sees room for improvement. We were a little bit sloppy with our scoring clubs [Monday]. We had some free putts that were disappointing, Dowling said. Were looking to get a little bit sharper with our scoring clubs. Asked about her teams chances of contending, and possibly winning the tournament, Dowling said she was challenge. Its going to be fun [today], event [of the year]. Its what were trying to do every week, she said. Were just looking for more of the same tomorrow. Lets see if we can catch UNC and make a run at the championship.Hedberg goes low, Florida in second Its not at a huge gap for us to compete against the very best teams in the country.Mary WiseUF volleyball coachW OMENS GOLF