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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 32 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Expert prescribes more online gamesJane McGonigal spoke about the positive effects gaming has on peoples lives, pg. 3. Funding cuts could limit UF construction, renovationRick Scott vetoed some requests earlier this year, pg 3. Ra Ra Riot to perform at UF on Oct. 13The concert is free and open to the public, pg 8. Freshman Jeff Driskel may not be the starter on Saturday after all. See Story, Page 14. 87 /64 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffChili ChompsJorge Aranjo, a 21-year-old mechanical and aerospace engineering senior, and Amit Gupta, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical story, Page 4. THE LOCAL GROUP WILL HOLD A MEETING TODAY DOWNTOWN. EMILY MORROW Alligator Writer The movement that has drawn thousands of protestors to Wall Street is coming to Gainesville. Occupy Gainesville, a local group in support of the Occupy Wall Street and Boston demonstrations, will hold an informational meeting today at 5:30 p.m. on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The meeting, which has about 130 atheld to lay out a strategy for the Occupy Gainesville protest set for next Wednesday, also at the downtown plaza, said Jeremiah Tattersall, an organizer. Sept. 17 and has drawn thousands of proacross the United States and 28 in countries including Mexico, Ireland and Canada. failures of the Occupy Wall Street protest has Were Gainesville, were not a major Street protests have yet to be expressed, but posts on the Occupy Together website and cial and economic inequality and the effects Wall Street protests make it to GainesvilleSTUDENT LIFE SAPHIRA LAZARRE Alligator Contributing Writer gin accepting a discount prescription have health insurance. The free card, offered by the CVS CaCounties (NACo), offers an average savings of 24 percent off the regular retail price on brand-name and generic drugs, according to a March 9 NACo and CVS Seemann said the center started offering the card because it is trying to implement as many money-saving opportunities for students as possible. program that assists students, generHealth care center accepts prescription cards MINA RADMAN Alligator Writer Zipcar is offering student organizations up to $5,500 each for The car-sharing company, which allows members to rent cars students with free Zipcar memberships and driving credits. campus or in their community. About 250 schools across the country are participating in the program. ceive $1,000 in credits. The winners will be selected by other fans eligible to win the grand prize: an additional $5,000 in driving credit, $10,000 to the organization and $10,000 to the university. Students compete for free Zipcar membership, driving creditSEE INSURANCE, PAGE 5 SEE OCCUPY, PAGE 5Ford-funded program will continue through April Generally, we try to do our best to help students know about it so they can save money.SHCC spokeswoman


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 32 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENINGWomens History Month Applications and General Body Meeting Today, 7 p.m. Reitz Union Room 285 The Womens Student Association has extended the deadline for Womens History Month Committee applications to Friday, Oct. 7, at midnight. Applications can be found online at ufwsa.blogspot.com. To learn more, students can attend the Womens Student Associations third general body meeting of the year. Everyone is welcome male and female. Green Drinks Today, 6 to 8 p.m. The Midnight Cafe & Bar, 233 South Main St. Come out and support Cinema Verde and help bring people together who are interested in sustainability and networking with others. Florida Express, a commercial recycling service that has recently expanded 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 for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. operations from Ocala to include services and offices in Gainesville, will sponsor the meeting. Contact Trish Riley at 352-327-3560 for any infor mation. Afghan War Protest Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plaza of the Americas The UF Libertarians and Gainesville Area Students for a Democratic Society will be holding a protest on Plaza of the Americas against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on the 10th anniversary of the former. The protest will include a 20-foot display showing the approximate number of casualties since the wars began. Anyone interested in joining the cause is welcome. THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY RAIN 81/67 RAIN 81/65 RAIN 83/67 PARTLY CLOUDY 88/65 SUNNY 87/64


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 ORIANA PAOLILLOAlligator Contributing Writer World-renowned gaming expert Jane McGonigal gave students a seemingly unexpected piece of advice Tuesday night: She urged them to spend more time playing games online. McGonigal spoke Tuesday night at the Pugh Hall Ocora Room at a forum sponsored by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. Her presentation titled Are gamers better citizens? highlighted the positive effects online gaming has on peoples lives. About 250 people attended the event and participated in a multiplayer thumb wrestling event. Based on the number of attendees, McGonigal coined the game a level-4.5 thumb war. The objective of the game was to show attendees some of the emotions gamers experience after playing online games. ers as people who play games minutes. Gamers experience love, pride, excitement and curiosity, which we then spill into our real lives, she said. When you hold somebodys hand for six seconds your body releases oxytocin, which makes said. Now you can ask somebody cute near you for their phone number, she joked. Gerard Robinson, a 19-yearold applied physiology and kinesiology sophomore, said he liked the use of the thumb-wrestling exercise to meet people. We can make a fast and positive connection [through gaming] with people we dont even know, Robinson said. McGonigal, who has a Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley, is a leader in the movement to create online games that connect with real-world problems. The most recent game she created, Super Better, is designed to increase resilience in the face of illness. It was created to get people in sub-Sahara interested in gaming, McGonigal said. But it has spread all around. McGonigal advised people to see games not as a way to escape but as a way to solve problems and to see life as an epic game. Filipe DeAndrade / AlligatorJane McGonigal urged students to spend more time playing online video games. She stressed the positive effects that playing games have on people. ON C AMPUS JOEY FLECHASAlligator Staff WriterRepairing and maintaining UF campus facilities may be tough next year as state funding looks to be down again. A revenue-estimating conference released numbers Monday that show limited funds will likely be available for repair and maintenance projects, and no new projects may get funded. State money for these expenses comes from the states Public Education Capital Outlay. PECO funds are collected from a utilities tax and are used to fund new research and teaching facilities. Earlier this year, the Board of Governors, the governing body of the State University System, approved a $22 million dollar funding request for repairs and renovations a request that may not be fully met, according to estimates. In an email, Vice President for Business Affairs Ed Poppell wrote that all universities are currently discussing what alternatives might exist for funding projects. ing from legislators and Gov. Rick Scott, expectations are marked with fear of the veto pen. Earlier this year, Scott vetoed several funding requests from UF, including money for repair and maintenance of existing facilities and $6 million for UFs Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona, which is located in Orlando. Kelly Layman, spokeswoman for the Board of Governors, wrote in an email that the estiboards concerns with the state of PECO funding. We look forward to working with the Legislature on options and solutions this session, she wrote. We are committed to working to protect the states extensive investment in existing facilities while we address the demands of new projects simultaneously. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS youll do upon entering Legoland Flor ida is walk up to the nearest oversized Lego model and touch it: Is it really made out of those little plastic bricks that are as much a part of American childhood as skinned knees and ice cream cones? The answer is yes. And thankfully, theyre all glued together to withstand abuse from the kids and curious parents who will be visiting Floridas newest theme park, opening Oct. 15. Situated in little Winter Haven, 45 minutes from Disney and the other Or lando-area attractions, Legoland Florida is aimed at kids from 2 to 12. Visitors can marvel at the Lego models scattered throughout the park, visit a castle, shoot lasers and ride four rollercoasters. But theres a special area for toddlers, too, and parents will certainly linger in the amazing Miniland USA area, which features the skylines of New York and other big cities, as well as Florida landmarks, all constructed from Legos. Every Lego model you see in the park is made with standard Lego pieces, says Bill Vollbrecht, the self-described Lego nerd who designed the park. We dont have special pieces made; they are standard brick sizes, the standard colors that kids can buy in the kits at the store. We dont modify, change or do anything different. Because we want to show what you can do with them. This is the ultimate toy box. The new Florida park is the largest of the Legolands, covering 150 acres on the site of the old Cypress Gardens, which opened in 1936. Scott Every Lego model you see in the park is made with standard Lego pieces.Bill Vollbrechtpark designer


CLARE LENNONAlligator WriterThe Student Senate on Tuesday approved transferring $28,800 from reserve funds to the vice presidents SG Cabinet for cellphone charging stations. Senator and Unite Party spokeswoman Christina Bonarrigo proposed the legislation and presented the bill at the meeting. She said the Unite Party put charging stations on the platform after students proposed them during the partys platform generation. I think its time that we actually do things for our students, Bonar rigo said. Unite Party Senator Matt Mountjoy said $28,800 spread among about 50,000 students equates to less than 60 cents per student. If a student has to charge his or her phone even once, it is worth the cost to that student. Minority Senator Carly Wilson proposed using the money to add general electrical outlets instead. Senators also voted unanimously Spring and Fall 2012. In the Fall 2012 elections cycle, District A will gain one seat, bringing its total to nine. District B will drop from eight seats to seven. Spring elections are based on students colleges rather than on their addresses. The number of graduate seats will increase from 10 to 11, and the number of business administration seats will decrease from three to two. Several senators addressed the Election Commissions investigation and the week-long postponing of the elections validation vote. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011Lyn Kramer / AlligatorSenate President Micah Lewis had to quiet senators several times during Tuesdays Senate meeting. Senators debated whether to transfer reserve campus locations. STUDENT SENATESG to pay $28,000 for phone chargers MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterThe stage was set for a spicy showdown. Weighing in at 190 pounds, there was Andy Koehler, 29, a UF electrical engineering Ph.D. candidate who has To his left, at 189 pounds, stood Jorge Araujo, 21, a UF aerospace engineering senior and spice newcomer. And last, at 148 pounds, there was Amit Gupta, 27, a native of India and an electrical engineering Ph.D. candidate. The trio stood in front of a crowd of 30 supporters gathered at Munchies 420 Cafe Tuesday night for the Fire in Your Hole Challenge. Three women wearing latex gloves carried out trays of wings for each man. One woman winced at the smell when she put the wings down. To the crowd, they smelled like burnt chilies. Andy, Jorge and Amit smelled pain. They stationed their forearms on either side of their trays of 10 wings, waiting for the word. The challenge, which the Munchies 420 Cafe owner carried over from the original Sarasota branch, had never been won in Gainesville. Two challengers had tried to eat their way to victory a few hours before, but they ended up with their heads in trashcans and, to put it mildly, upset stomachs. In Sarasota, about 4,500 people had tried in the history of the 9-year-old challenge, but less than 100 had succeeded, owner J.D. Chester said. Most victors are women. This is above pepper spray. This is above special forces pepper spray, he said. Chester said the concoction is made by blending habanero peppers, garlic and Louisiana-style hot sauce. Then crushed Chinese red peppers, cayenne pepper and the piece de resistance ghost-chili extract imported from India are added to the mix. All of that is coated onto 10 wings and thrown into an innocent-looking basket. The group of friends, co-workers, church members and Munchies 420 Cafe employees gathered near the bar where the three men leaned over their trays and dug in. moved onto a drumstick. raised his eyebrows in a way that said it wasnt so bad. Amit munched steadily with a straight face. Two wings in, Andy started to slow down, and a look and took a deep breath. He stepped up to the bar and took a deep sip of water. He wiped his mouth, shook his head and took another bite. Theres no way, Andy said. Oh man, thats it, dude. He walked away. One down; two left. Jorge gagged, breathed, swallowed. Take your time! a supporter shouted. Amit looked from his friends with camcorders to the ceiling, gasping between bites. Five wings in, Jorge stood up and walked away. Amit kept up his rhythm, his face stone cold. He powered through another wing. And another. And another. It came down to the ninth wing. chin. He gasped and dry heaved. And it was over. He emptied his stomach of Gatorsorange liquid into the trashcan. Andy said the spice made it so he couldnt think straight. He said it tasted terrible, and the pain didnt hit until he was invested in the second wing. I need to train. I need to come back, and I need to win, he said. Were men. We take challenges. Its what we do.Ghost chili champ hopefuls fall short THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMIAMI The Univision television network denied allegations Tuesday that it told Republican Sen. Marco Rubio it might not broadcast a story about a relatives decades-old drug conviction if he appeared on its news programs. The story about his brother-in-laws ran in July and Rubio did not appear on the network. The Spanish-language network says it never used the story to pressure Rubio to appear. Rubios spokesman declined comment. The allegations prompted three Hispanic Republican leaders to call for Republican presidential candidates to boycott Univisions efforts to plan a debate in January. Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman said Tuesday they would boycott. Univision heavily promoted its July 11 story on the late 1980s conviction of Orlando Cicilia, the husband of Rubios sister, during the federal-led Operation Cobra. Marco Rubio was 16 at the time and had nothing to do with the case. Cicilia was given early release in 2000. The in-depth story was widely ignored by English-language media because of a lack of relevance to the senators political career. Univision said it has not announced any planned debate or reached out to any candidates.Univision denies it tried to coerce Rubio A NEW TURN LANE WILL BE ADDED AT SOUTHWEST 40TH BOULEVARD. EMILY MORROWAlligator Writer snack at the McDonalds on Archer Road should expect lane closures starting next week. Beginning Monday, the outside eastbound and westbound lanes at the intersection of Archer Road and Southwest 40th Boulevard will be closed Sundays through Thursdays from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Oct. 21. During this time, construction crews will be installing This construction is one of three parts of the Southwest 62nd Boulevard Connector Interim Projects, sponsored by the Alachua County Public Works department. lane will be added on Archer Road at the Southwest 40th Boulevard intersection, near the McDonalds and Exxon gas station, as well as sidewalks, bike lanes and streetlights. The same additions are being put in place at the inter section of Southwest 43rd Street and Southwest 20th Avthe Canopy apartment complex. The projects are expected to be completed by January.Work on Archer Road to start Monday This is above pepper spray. This is above special forces pepper spray.J.D. Chesterowner of Munchies 420 Cafe in SarasotaGOP candidates boycott debate


of corporations and lobbyists on the government. Like its predecessor, Occupy Gainesville is leaderless Tattersall said he isnt certain who exactly initiated the movement, but it has quickly spread via Facebook, Twitter, UF listservs and word of mouth. by standing in the road. The majority of them have since been released. Tattersall said he doesnt expect any problems with the Gainesville Police Department next week. resenting working-class interests including organized labor and student groups, will be present at the meeting and next Wednesdays protest. Facebook page, and Tattersall said he expects most of those people to come out to the events. would mean organizers did a poor job. Tattersall said he thinks the people of Gainesville can relate to. ALLIGATOR, OCCUPY, from page 1Local protests against corporate greed will take place on Oct. 12 Jeremiah Tattersallally we try to do our best to help students know about it so they can The card does not work as insur ance or student insurance, through the university, are not eligible to use However, students without insurance can use the card and redeem the discounts as many times as needed. The card works for all prescription drugs and supplies such as inhalers, antidepressants and birth control. Tipton said she hoped the new card would help students on tight budgets. A lot of them [students] are and some of them dont get the proper antibiotics they need when they become sick, simply because likes the idea of the discount card. When youre in college, you said. ty address can register for the card online and print it out from home. economics junior. I pay for some of my prescriptions myself, so if I could save a few dollars by printing For more information on the free prescription discount card, or to print one out, visit rxprintacard. biz/naco.Prescription discount card does not work as insurance INSURANCE, from page 1Amanda Cohen / AlligatorBlack Student Union dance troupe Finesse performed for the second annual Multicultural Dance Night. MULTICULTURAL AMANDA COHENAlligator Contributing Writer Ballroom blared hip-hop and salsa music Tuesday evening, but the students present were swaying to the same tune. ond annual Multicultural Dance Night, which was co-sponsored by the Black Association. This night is an opportunity to celebrate the beauty of cultural differences accounting senior. to attend. Finesse, performed followed by hip-hop Latino, and a step-by-step salsa instructheir bodies to the beat. cle and swayed their hips to casino-style salsa dancing, changing partners every three minutes. Its fun going beyond what youre faThe event was held in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which Each event is co-sponsored by a differ ent organization, including the Filipino dent Union. Hispanic Heritage Month Executive one, regardless of heritage, can participate and celebrate the culture. Future events planned for Hispanic Heritage Month include the The GauntGrand Ballroom. Even if youre not ethnic by parent, if lish said. Its what you want to see at the University of Florida: people having fun and Dance showcase celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month MARY ANNE EADESAlligator Contributing Writer University discovered that mood levels are similar at corresponding times across the world, they didnt use conventional sources. They didnt collect the data by conducting an online poll or distributing a survey by mail they gathered the data by using Twitter. countries and plugged them into a text-analysis program called LinThe program tracks key words from any text format such as email, poems or transcribed speeches, according to the programs website. centage of people tweeted positive people tweeted words like detimes of the day and week. People criticize Twitter for being inconsequential but social scientists have always wanted to study large numbers of people in More people tweeted the word beginning of the workweek reported the highest percentage of tweets public relations alumna, said that, to her, Twitter is more of a professional opportunity to follow cur rent trends than it is a personal site. But her tweet on Tuesday, Dont be annoying. Background music on a website is an immedi Public relations junior Haley pattern from her friends tweets. someone who posts something about feeling terrible and being was not completely familiar with the study but said the main question to consider when generalizing social research data is the group generating the messages. That determines how far you said. lifestyles of people who use Twitter, Golder said. It was not a random sample, but by collecting key words from tweets all across the world, it is diverse, he said. Even though there will always be a place for traditional research methods, theres now an oppor tunity to do really groundbreakGolder said.Social scientists use Twitter to gauge moods across time zonesPeople are more depressed on Mondays


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 EditorialWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR37 TOTAL VOTES65% YES 35% NOMondays question: yourself so busy that you cannot do your job? Todays question: Would you ever eat food with ghost chili pepper sauce?Corporate CronyismGovernment should keep away from banksIf you have not already, some of you might start getting charged a monthly fee for debit-card usage. One bank instituting this charge is Bank of America, which plans to charge $5 a month. Other banks such as Wells Fargo and Chase will be implementing fees in some states around the country. As we have seen in the last few days, those involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement are quite upset with corporations. In this instance, however, anger should be directed at the government for causing banks to charge this fee. Previously, banks charged businesses (or those evil corporations) a fee of about 44 cents every time someone used a debit card for a purchase. Frank, capped the fee that banks could charge at 24 cents per swipe. This new regulation is expected to cost banks billions of dollars in losses. To make up this loss, banks have now taken the burden off of business and placed it on consumers with new fees. Recently, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., told Americans frustrated with this fee to vote with their feet and leave Bank of America for this outrageous action. This is ironic considering that the very amendment Durbin sponsored when this bill was in Congress was the one that capped the debit card fee at 24 cents. So, the government meddles in an area which only really affects businesses and ends up unintentionally hurting consumers in the end. Then, members of the government and sponsors of the very laws that hurt consumers have the nerve to blame this action on banks? The unintended consequences of government regulation are boundless. Unfortunately, it is easy to predict the possible responses to this editorial. Bankers make billions of dollars every year. They wouldnt have to charge consumers if they gave up some of their outrageous salaries. What right do you have to determine how much the bankers make? They are providing you with a convenient way to store, transfer and save your money. If you dont like bankers salaries, take out all of your money and put it in your mattress. Otherwise, shut up. The current anti-corporate movement should direct its attention not at corporations, but at the cronyism that occurs when Do you really think it was consumers who advocated for a cap on debit-card fees? No, it was businesses who thought they could use the force of government to pay less to the banks. Maybe a few protestors should leave Wall Street and head to Washington, D.C., to protest the corporatist policies of our federal government. And maybe someone should look into who funds Dick Durbins campaigns. Obama blew it with Solyndra businessRepublicans: Your prayers for victory in 2012 just might have been answered. Recently, Solyndra, a solar panel manufacturing ily accepting a loan from the Department of Energy for $535 million. Malinvestments do happen, and they are often unavoidable. However, the incident that occurred in this situation was egregious. President Barack Obama and his staffers used Solyndra as the poster child for green jobs. Last year, the president toured the newly constructed factory subsidized by the federal government. He promoted Solyndra as the hallmark of the reusable energy industry. workers unemployed and without severance packages, and leaving taxpayers demanding retribution. dra in search of accounts of fraudulence against the federal government. Even if evidence is found, who will be footing the bill? Certainly not the the heads of Solyndra; they will all be guy. In the era of bailouts and corporate welfare, companies are rewarded for poor investments or lousy business. Wrong, does not do justice to the proper sense of anguish felt by the small, independent business, who has been screwed over by cronies who guise themselves in the facade of laissez faire. This current mess is not capitalism. Another telltale sign of trouble occurred when billionaire George Kaiser intensively fundraised for President Obamas campaign back in 2008. The George Kaiser Family Foundation has 36.7 percent stake in the bankrupted company. However, a spokesperson wrote in an email George Kaiser is not an investor in Solyndra and did not participate in any discussions with the U.S. government regarding the loan. the air because Mr. Kaiser met with aides four different times before the loans were approved. It is too suggestive to scoff as coincidence. Two weeks prior to the Bush application for a loan by Solyndra was considered, but the Energy Departments credit committee rejected the proposal. the White House, reluctantly allowed the loans even after suggesting that the deal is not ready for prime time, written in an email by an OMB analyst back in March 2009. People often bash the bureaucracy in Washington for its red tape, but maybe there could be a reason its there. of a major outstanding issue namely, that Solyndras numbers showed it would run out of cash in September 2011. Honestly, why pay analysts and accountants to comb through the numbers if you jettison all their recommendaCapitalist markets should allow them to fail. Solyndras business strategy was questionable as well. Peter Lynch, a solar industry analyst, told ABC, Its very well, I can build something for $6 and sell it for $3. Solyndra made use of brand new technology that did not require the silicon used by various competitors, but with the bad economy, the price of silicon plummeted, affecting the status quo. There are only two options that might explain why these loans were initially approved: cronyism or incompetence. Either way, Mr. President, do not let the door smack your butt on the way out. Nicholas Butler is a journalism sophomore at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays. Nicholas Butlernbutler@alligator.org


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 After reading his opinion piece on Social Security Hornsby was a senior majoring in statistics and economics. First, his point that the life expectancy has risen from of that increase has come from a lowered infant mortality rate, which skews the statistic in a way that doesnt affect Social Security payouts. after reaching 65, which for males has gone from 13 to 15 years. The difference is not nearly as drastic as Hornsby portrayed. Hornsbys point about the difference between white females and black males is clearly a case of him pushing the race button (as ham-handedly as possible). Women as with the difference between genders larger than between races. Hornsby doesnt portray it as a wealth redistribution issue based on gender. If you compared black women to white women and looked at life expectancy after age 65, the difference is only 11 percent, not 300 percent like the comparison in the ar ticle. Its nice to know that Hornsby did his research when it comes to Social Security disability payments: By parently, this is what passes for an acceptable argument in the economics department, although this lack of standards world lately. Hornsbys discussion of the national debt in an article about Social Security is nothing but a red herring. They are completely separate issues. Social Security is funded solely by a dedicated tax: Surpluses dont go back into the rest of the federal budget, and shortfalls arent made up by bor rowing money and accruing debt. If the Social Security Trust Fund runs out of money, decrease. Hornsby is hitting the scary-issue-of-the-day to mislead you. Furthermore, Hornsbys assertion that Social Security wanted to kill Social Security since it began. Social Security doesnt die when the Social Security Trust Fund runs out. Remember that, because Republicans will always try to imply as such, just like Hornsby did. duced. There will always be Social Security taxes collected, so there will always be money paid out. Finally, we can keep the Social Security Trust Fund from nual income. Hornsby was right when he said that the tax a year? You get taxed on all of your income, just like the Republican who grew up with rich parents and who will He cannot relate to you, he does not sympathize with you and hes proud of the fact that hell step on you to get ahead. Hes more of a burden on society than anyone reMatt Schneider is a physics senior at UF.Columnists Social Security argument used for fear-mongeringGuest columnMatt SchneiderSpeaking Out This is in response to Sami Mains editorial Vegetarian Options Should Id like to take it a step further and say that With rising costs of health care, a climate change crisis and a growing intolerance for those who lack human compassion around diet is a thought process that more and more conscientious young people are consider ing. ago. Now, at age 47, I consider it the best deI feel like Im not contributing to the harm abundance of energy. People often mistake me for being in my earlyto mid-30s. scientious about cross-contaminating with meat products. Just the other day, I was in Barnes & NoNow, if someone, on a rare occasion, others look at him or her as if he or she is from the dark ages. These days, in college towns and metroingly large percentage of the musicians I inIn 2010, the U.N. recommended a global change. As a matter of fact, a U.N. report from just three years before cited factory farming as the No. 1 cause of global warming. Therefore, it just seems logical for anyone who is really serious about reducing his It is not a stretch to imagine more people And if the consciousness of human befrom now we will look back on raising animals for slaughter and consumption with the same disdain we now look back on the Greg Allard is a journalism senior at UF.Thirty years later, becoming vegetarian best decision of lifeGuest columnGreg AllardSpeaking Out


JULIA GLUMAlligator Contributing WriterSix times a week, the Walking Gators lace up their sneakers and walk together on campus. This Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., participants in the exer cise program will distribute infor mation on the Reitz Union Colonnade. The program started in partner chens Healthy Gators initiative in 2008. Its goal is to encourage UF faculty, staff and students to destress and exercise during their lunch breaks, said Jane Emmeree, chairwoman of Healthy Gators programming and communications work group. During Thursdays event, team members will hand out Walking Gators Dri-Fit T-shirts and pedometers to people who show their Gator 1 IDs. Starting Tuesday, this semesters Walking Gators program will dition to offering scheduled walks, the program will allow participants to walk whenever they are available. This semester, the Healthy Gators hope to feature walkers stories and pictures on its Facebook page. Were going to focus on the stories behind the walking, Emmeree said. The Walking Gators will hold two scheduled walks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Each route is about a mile and takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete. The Pony Field Express route, which leaves from the Cancer and Genetics Research Building, starts at 11:30 a.m. The Uphill Challenge route, which starts at 12:15 p.m. Public relations freshman Brittny Perez, 18, will be a new Walking Gator this semester. She will take on the Uphill Challenge next week. I love how this program makes exercise fun, she said.UF backs lunch-hour walking ALEXANDRA RIVERAAlligator Contributing WriterIndie band Ra Ra Riot is coming to UF for a free concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. No Wristbands for the event will be provided at the door beginning at 5:30 p.m. Due to limReitz Union Board Entertainment is funding the event, but organizers declined to comment on how much Ra Ra Riot is being paid for its performance. Kelly Richard, journalism senior, and Rachel Ring, management sophomore, are the co-directors of RUB Entertainments band committee. Richard said she thought the band would be bands debut album was ranked on Rolling she said. We heard that they were really good live, Richard said. Ra Ra Riot formed at Syracuse University in 2006. Since then, the group has released three studio albums. The UF show marks the groups last perfor mance before appearing at the DeLuna Festival in Pensacola Beach. Richard said RUB Entertainment holds free concerts each week on campus at Orange & Brew that feature local talent. gina will open for Ra Ra Riot. backpacks and cameras are prohibited at the concert. try. Jessie Blohm, international relations freshman and a Ra Ra Riot fan, plans to attend the show. Each band member contributes something cals, making them one of my favorite bands, Riot coming to UF, I was beyond excited. 8, ALLIGATOR Courtesy to the AlligatorIndie band Ra Ra Riot will be playing a free concert Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom ON CAMPUS PUBLIC HEALTHRa Ra Riot to perform on campus on Oct. 13 VICKI KARRAlligator Contributing Writer group is giving the public a chance to help the community one pair of jeans at a time. UF GreenLaw, a student-run organization, is collecting jean pants and jackets until Oct. 31. The organization is participatChance campaign, and all donations will go to the St. Francis House, said Chelsea Sims, the organizations president. The campaign, which kicked off Sept. 1, is part of Volcoms Give Back Series, and its mission is to raise awareness and funds for people-based issues, said Floris Gierman, Volcoms senior director for retail mar keting. clothing manufacturer that targets youth who surf, snowboard and skateboard, according to the brands website. Its distinguished by its logo the Volcom stone. GreenLaw has the opportunity to win a $1,500 grant from Volcom, and if it were to win the money, the funds would be given to a charity of the organizations choice, Gier man said. The campaign is in its third conseculected about 5,000 pairs of jeans worldwide, and about 20,000 pairs were collected the second year, Gierman said. Because previous years were successful, the campaign is raising this years international goal to 50,000 pairs. The program is running in more than 300 stores worldwide, and it has designated Friday as the International Give Jeans a Chance Day, in order to raise awareness, Gierman said. The 250 Bruton-Geer Hall in the law school. Individuals can contact Sims at c.sims925@gmail.com to arrange a drop-off.Students seeking denim for clothing drive MARIA GALINDOAlligator Contributing WriterThe UF Honors Program will host award-winning medical day in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. cal research, according to UF Honors Program Director Kevin Knudson. The presentation further expands on the topic of medical ethics discussed in the Honors Program Common Reading book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which was assigned to incoming Honors students. The book, written by Rebecca Skloot, chronicles the story were taken without permission and later used to develop vaccines and other important medical applications. We were thinking about other ways to talk about [medical ethics] since a lot of our students in the Honors Program and at UF are pre-med, Knudson said.Author to speak at Reitz about ethics in medical researchJeans will be donated to the St. Francis HouseGierman Harriet A. Washington will appear Monday


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NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8900 04 HONDA ACCORD $8999 03 MITS ECLIPSE $7999 05 TOYOTA CAMRY $10999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 07 SUZUKI VITARA $12999 04 HONDA ODYSSEY $9999 05 SUZUKI XLT $9999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 12-7-74-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-7-74-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 10-6-11-74-13 St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.com $$ CASH PAID, UP TO $500 $$ FOR JUNK CARS & TRUCKS RUNNING OR NOT, ANY CONDITION SAME DAY PICK UP. FREE TOWING NO TITLE NEEDED. CALL 352-771-6191 10-11-11-30-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. 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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG The MailbagSubmit questions for this weeks mailbag column to us on Twitter: @alligatorSports. Whats a Honey Badger? Whos starting against LSU? Find out Thursday.Gators Volleyball Player Honored Florida senior outside hitter Kristy Jaeckel was named the AVCA National Player of the Week after totalling 29 kills, 12 blocks, four digs and two service aces during two weekend wins. The Gators have had success with a change in strategy on set pieces, scoring two goals last weekend. See Story, Page 15. COACHES WILL DECIDE AMONG DRISKEL, MURPHY AND BRISSETT BY THURSDAY. GREG LUCAAlligator Staff WriterAs Florida prepares for life without John Brantley, three other quarterbacks are splitting repetitions in practice. According to offensive coor dinator Charlie Weis, freshmen signal-callers Jeff Driskel, Jacoby Brissett and Tyler Murphy have evenly divided this weeks practice snaps, and coach Will Muschamp has yet to name a starter for Saturdays game against No. 1 LSU. All the quarterbacks are excited at getting a chance to play, redshirt freshman tackle Chaz Green said. Theyre all competing. Well see who they go with. Weis was noncommittal Tuesday but said Driskel has the upper hand due to his playing experience this season. Weis added that the team will likely settle on a starter prior to the teams Thursday practice, so one player can take a majority of the reps. When we start to get more toward tuning everything up and cleaning everything up, you cant be distributing reps the same way were doing it right now, Weis said. Floridas approach Saturday enced quarterback, as the offense will be simple enough that any of the three could run it effectively. You cut back. You dont add more, Weis said. You get used to doing the things that they feel comfortable doing. You dont expose them to as much material, which gives them a lot more con-Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffOffensive coordinator Charlie Weis said Tuesday that freshmen Jeff Driskel, Tyler Murphy and Ja coby Brissett are sharing snaps in practice. A starter for Saturday will be decided by Thursday. Starter for Saturday yet to be determined TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterThat line-of-scrimmage whooplinemen swear. By now the numbers have been shoved down every Gators fans throat: 15 yards rushing, downs. Those stats were well south of Floridas earlier perfor mances; but, of course, last weekends game was the only time the Gators have faced a respected defense. To hear Floridas offensive linemen describe it, Saturdays shortcomings had little to do with Alabama. The Gators message Tuesday afternoon was clear: We wont let that happen again. We just didnt have our best game, right tackle Chaz Green said. If we come ready to play and play up to our ability, we should be able to hang with many teams. Green and the rest of the line will have a shot at redemption Saturday, when Florida travels to Death Valley to take on No. 1 LSU. The Tigers run defense is just as stout as the Crimson Tides, if not tougher. LSU ranks second in the Southeastern Conference in rushing defense (60.4 yards allowed per game) and has a reputation for clogging the nations best running lanes. Against Oregon on Sept. 3, the Tigers limited the Ducks to 95 yards on the ground O-line vows improved play this weekendDoes it matter who starts at QB against LSU?Tom: With senior John Brantley sidelined with a reported high ankle sprain, the Gators are going to rely on the arm (and possibly legs) of a freshman quarterback when they travel to Death Valley this weekend. Freshmen Jeff Driskel, Jacoby Brissett and Tyler Murphy have all been splitting reps in prac tice this week, according to offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, and a starter wont be decided until Thursday. Although the three are shar ing time in practice, the question remains: Does it matter which quarterback starts for Florida against No. 1 LSU? The answer is simple: Yes. It matters quite a bit, in fact, because with Brantley out, Floridas best chance come Saturday is with Driskel taking snaps. Matt: Lies.THE RALLY If we come ready to play and play up to our ability, we should be able to hang with many teams.Chaz GreenUF right tackleSEE FOOTBALL, P A GE 16 SEE NOTEBOOK, P A GE 16 Tom Greentwitter: @tomas_verde Matt Wattstwitter: @wattmatts SEE RALLY, P A GE 15


JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator WriterIf it takes 21 days to make a habit, Floridas cross country teams are trying to do two better with 19 days between the Gators last meet and their next one. The women and men took Todd Morgan and his runners their nearly three-week training schedule. with where we are starting our ing, Morgan said. We are rethis three-week block to train, year. last year. were due to injuries on the womens side and lack of exbe a cause for concern this time around. Instead, the Gators will of teams than last year. Florida runners will combat this issue the only way they know how: train harder and longer than before. work to do. Florida is 11 days into its nation. The men and women, both country (No. 28 and No. 22, ther. teams early ranking. So why not aim high and To Morgan, the only standings that matter to him are in is willing to use the current during this extended training He enjoys seeing his runners use it as a catalyst to run harder, calling them comwomen. higher ranking can only be tional. The Gators are eager to show the country that with 19 days of intense workouts award-winning coach, they can make success a matter of routine. ALLIGATOR Alligator File PhotoRunner Genevieve LaCaze said the Gators will seek to improve their national ranking at the adidas Invitational on Oct. 14.CROSS COUNTRYGators using time off to prepare for next race 65 PROSPECTS ATTENDED. KELLY PRICEAlligator Writerloss of the year, the weekend was UFs most ture. State game. Also in attendance were three seniors who ning back Keith Marshall, tight end Kent liams and Jordan Jenkins. Jenkins, a four-star recruit from Hamilton, Ga., has Florida and Alabama as his gia and Auburn before his decision, which wont be until after his senior season concludes. football is all about. Austin Hardin, an orally committed kicker out of Atlanta, Ga., was one of these talk to the coaches and other commits, but Im just excited more than anything. The Academy safety, and Ahmad Fulwood, a wood, who was also in attendance for the the Gators got edged a little bit, the fans stayed there and still made noise. The atmocool. month as well as Alabama and FSU some time this fall. Oral commitments are non-binding until a national letter of intent is signed on or after National Signing Day on Feb. 1.Alabama game huge draw for potential recruits LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer Florida, his game has slowly returned to form. Through four rounds of tournaally. that golf course. Im starting to see where I should be and where I want to freshman, he led the Trojans with a Freshman of the Year. the team in stroke I had great chemistry with the knew my golf game something, and I felt like [transferring he wanted to return home to work on his game with his father, who knows gence were factors in his decision to I knew transferring here was going to do good things for my golf, tremendously already, and hes really get on you too much for a mistake because hes been there. Im just working on the things tournaments, he said. Im hitting the ball well, but Im just working on ally tough, but those are the courses best.Transfer to UF working out for Vogel It gets super loud. The fans are pretty loyal, too; even though the Gators got edged a little bit, the fans stayed there and still made noise. The atmosphere in the Swamp (is my favorite part).Ahmad Fulwood2013 wide receiver prospectVogel


Facing arguably a tougher defense than the unit that held Driskel to 2-of-6 passing for 14 yards, which Florida quarterback makes the start doesnt matter nearly as much as the execution of the gameplan. Weis said Tuesday that no matter who takes the snaps, the plan against LSU will remain largely the same. And thats how it should be, because to have a chance against the Tigers, the Gators have to establish the dominant run game it displayed in four wins to start the season. Averaging 259 yards coming into Saturdays shellacking, Florida ran for just 15 yards against Alabama. Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps combined for 8 yards, and if that happens again, Driskel or Murphy, or Brissett, or whoever will likely suffer the same fate as Brantley. Tom: Look, Matt, the chances of Florida establishing a dominant run game arent great. Alabamas run defense is the best in the nation, but LSUs third-ranked unit isnt far behind. Of course, Rainey and Demps will do better than they did against the Tide, but the most likely way Florida is going Driskel. Driskel came to UF as the top-rated prostyle quarterback, but his knack for using his legs has become well known around these parts. Those who saw him in high school can attest to it. Alabamas defense, which gave up its longest run of the season to Driskel, knows it. The rest of the Gators know it, too. Weis and the offensive linemen all praised Driskels ability to keep plays alive his legs when necessary. Against the Tigers, it will be necessary. Matt: Murphy and Brissett arent exactly couch potatoes, Tommy boy. Both quarterbacks are above-average athletes who can extend a play with their legs, or scramble and create positive yards through improvisation when a play breaks down. Just because they have not had the opportunity to display that ability in a game doesnt mean they arent just as elusive as Driskel. Also, lets not forget that Murphy was the best passer in the spring game, completing 7 of 11 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown. The difference between the three available options just isnt that big. Sure, you could argue Driskel has the better skill set as a passer, but he hasnt shown it yet. Driskel has looked every bit the freshman he is. He was abysmal against Alabama on Saturday, and he did not fare much better in extended playing time against Kentucky. Two weeks ago in Lexington, Ky., after Brantley left that game just before halftime, Driskel promptly turned the ball over twice, leading to the Wildcats only touchdown. If Im Muschamp or Weis, Id feel just as comfortable letting Murphy run the offense on Saturday. Tom: Oh, dont get me wrong. All three know how to use their legs, especially more than Brantley does. Still, Driskel gives Florida the best shot in Death Valley. You can hardly blame Driskel for either turnover against Kentucky. On one, he was hung out to dry by Matt Patchan interception. Besides, if Driskel looked abysmal against Bama, how do you think Murphy and Brissett will fare against LSUs defense? As Muschamp put it on Monday, That shock of facing a top-tier defense wont be nearly as prevalent as it was against the Tide. Florida, and Brissett likely isnt ready to handle the game just yet. Driskel enrolled early and had the chance to learn the offense and practice with it since the spring. Brissett was still in high school down in Palm Beach Gardens. Sure, this would be a different story had they all started on even footing, but as of now, Driskel is clearly the most gameready. Matt: Make excuses for Driskel all you want, Tom. We all know you have a man-crush on the freshman, anyway. This back-and-forth is pointless because it really doesnt matter if Florida starts walk-on Christian Provancha against LSU. (Hey, he didnt look half-bad in the spring game, either.) Tyrann The Honey Badger Mathieu and the Tigers dominant D will punish whichever Florida quarterback starts, especially if Patchan and the rest of the oline continues its shoddy play. Plus, Florida can win the Southeastern Conference East division and go to Atlanta even after losing the next two games to West division opponents. Unless Les Miles goes all Les Miles, the Gators arent going to win Saturday. Heck, they dont even need the win. Free Provancha! Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator. org and Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator.org. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 15 TEAM CHANGED THE WAY IT PLAYS CORNER KICKS DURING THE WEEKEND. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff WriterWith a Southeastern Conference-best 16 players recording a point this season, it was only natural weekend. Through 52 corner-kick opportunities, the Gators relied heavily on playing short passes off set pieces. But for the top offensive attack in the SEC, the results were mixed, with just two goals in 11 games. So after using a Thursday practice to work on its execution, the team came out with a new look in matches with Vanderbilt and Kentucky last weeklong balls into the box. Weve spent some time on corners and worked on our set pieces in a little bit different way [last] week, UF coach Becky Burleigh said. We worked in the run of play, opposed to just having a day where we work on set pieces. It helps them see it in a little more realistic way. The switch was effective last Friday against a surprised Commodores defense that allowed King to score both of the Gators goals on plays started by aerial services. Of the four times the team has scored on corner kicks, three have come from long passes. We usually do short corners, but we thought wed mix it up because we have really good people In either method of playing the corner kick, UFs personnel taking the kick rarely changes. Nearly every time, the Gators have their two creative leaders in Tymrak, who has a team-high nine goals and Annie Speese serves a great ball in, so were lucky to have that, and Holly King had an amazing goal, Tymrak said. when it targeted senior Lindsay Thompson, a line-drive pass. In a three-pass setup in the 36th minute, Thompson controlled the Tymrak service and found freshman Havana Solaun at the top of the box. Solaun then assisted Kings goal. Florida found the back of the net on a similar corner-kick opportunity when it was trailing and desperate for a goal in the 68th minute of a 4-3 loss to FSU on Sept. 9. In that instance, Thompson intentionally let a long ball from Speese roll past her, leaving King open in the middle of the goal line for the score. We call it the garbage area, Tymrak said. We just have to clean it up. If the ball goes in, take a quick touch and look up, slip somebody (a pass) or shoot it. Its pretty successful. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. RALLY, from page 13 Freshman Quarterbacks on the RoadIn the last 20 years, only two freshman quarterbacks have started a tarts on the road. Jesse Palmer, 1997 Chris Leak, 2003 Tom Green and Maegan Dennis / Alligator Staff Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff Gators revised strategy on set pieces paying dividends


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