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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 33 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Student musicians vie for solo spotlightOne student won solo performance with the orchestra in an upcoming performance, pg. 3. Questions over election presented to UF Supreme CourtThe Election Commission is set to start the investigation, pg 3. Gay Pride Festival returns to Gainesville this yearThe festival will take place on Oct. 22, pg 4. The Avenue talks to Comedy Centrals Workaholics. See Story, Page 10. 88 /66 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 15 SPORTS 17 Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff Gainesville activist Jesse Schmidt stands before a crowd of about 120 people as Occupy Gainesville rallies on the steps of City Hall Wednesday evening. Occupy Gainesville is a splinter group of Occupy Wall Street, a movement to stop corporate greed and corrupt politics, according to occupywallst.org. THE FIRST RALLY TOOK PLACE ON WEDNESDAY. BENJAMIN S. BRASCH Alligator Contributing Writer College towns are joining a national movement, and Gainesville is no exception. The Occupy Wall Street protest has now spread to 75 college campuses, according to the Occupy Colleges website. Occupy Wall Street is a protest in New York City to voice the opinion of the 99 percent of the population that isnt as wealthy as the top 1 percent, said Maya Garner, a member of Occupy Gainesville. Occupy Gainesville held an informational meeting Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The meeting was held to organize the efforts that will parallel those of the Occupy Wall Street protesters. scene of the meeting, but once the crowd became too large it moved across the street to the front of City Hall. We have no country in a sense, said Jesse Schmidt, a Gainesville activist. He described the Occupy Gainesville protest as a revival tional corporations. We are standing with brothers and sisters all over the world, Schmidt said. While the movement is not led by anyone in particular, multiple organizations are involved. We dont have the future that was promised to our parents, said Jeremiah Tattersall, organizer of Fight Back Florida, a group dedicated to making sure union and student issues are represented in Florida. Occupy Wall Street movement makes it to Gainesville SAMANTHA SHAVELL Alligator Contributing Writer The UF College of Medicine plans to launch a new traumatic brain injury research center within the next few weeks. A UF alumnus recently donated $500,000 to help establish the new center, which will be housed in an existing space in the Department of Emergency Medicine. The center will be a one-stop shop for information and resources on brain injury for victims, families, students and professionals who wish to understand more about this devastating disease, said Latha Ganti Stead, who will spearhead the new research. The money will go toward Steads professorship. At the center, there will be lectures on brain injury-related topics to residents training in emergency, neurology, neurosurgery, psychology and critical care. The center will also provide in-service training for nurses managing victims of brain injury. Stead said she hopes to develop $500,000 donation will help fund new brain trauma center ON CAMPUS RACHEL CROSBY Alligator Contributing Writer Plastered bulletin boards and chalk-covered sidewalks have made it hard to avoid UFs newest student-focused website: fratweiner. com. The website is run by part of the assumed male, non-Greek portion of the student population. Featuring candid, phone-quality pictures of fraternity members on campus doing everything from walking to class to hanging at the Reitz Union, as well as Sperry-clad induced captions like, Straight Off the Yacht, the webBut quickly the mood turns, and the site becomes, as some have said, comparable to a Mean Girls style Burn Book. With the ability to comment on photos anonymously available to everyone, what might have been seen as funny has morphed into a type of cyberbullying. Explicit comments are becoming more common, and most of them are aimed at the young mens sexuality, one referring to a member as, the frattiest [expletive] Ive ever seen. As far as the pictures portray, the posts are unique to UF. To some, the comments arent considered Fratweiner.com attacks male Greeks with photos, commentsSEE OCCUPY, PAGE 5 SEE MEDICAL, PAGE 5 SEE FRAT, PAGE 5 Since anyone can comment on the website, they have the ability to counteract anything they dont like. I dont see the problem.Jeffrey Rudolphpre-pharmacy freshmanStead

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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 33 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 FORECASTMONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY TODAY RAIN 85/68 RAIN 81/67 RAIN 82/66 RAIN 84/66 PARTLY CLOUDY 88/66 WHATS HAPPENINGStudent Global AIDS Campaign (UF) Second General Meeting Today, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. McCarty B, Room 1108 Come learn about fundraising and volunteering opportunities with SGAC. We are an AIDS education and awareness club that fundraises for global health organizations and serves the Gainesville community in diverse ways. We cover relevant HIV/AIDS issues at every club meeting and several events lined up for October. To learn more, come to the meeting and enjoy free snacks, or visit our group on Facebook at Student Global AIDS Campaign (UF). Gators for Green Design Fundraiser Today, 7 to 9 p.m Karma Cream 1025 West University Avenue Come out to Karma Cream for GGDs first fundraiser of the year. Twenty percent of Karma Creams revenue that night (if customers say they are with GGD) will go towards student prize money for the Green Design Exhibition to be held in the spring. Karma Cream offers unique flavors such as lavender honey, lemon cookie and chocolate orange, as well as the classics, coffee, milkshakes, pastries, vegan options and more. 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 in Plaza of the Americas against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on the tenth anniversary of the for mer. 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. Eerie Acres Haunted Attraction Friday and Saturday, 7 to 11 p.m. 14372 NW 50th Ave. Chiefland, FL 32626 Corn Maze, Hayride and Haunted Woods Trail Eerie Acres offers Halloween Fun and Horror. Guests can get lost in a 9-acre maze filled with twists, turns and dead ends, face their fears along a 1/2 mile walking trail through a dimly lit, fog-filled forest populated by heinous characters and scenarios or view a variety of Halloween/fall decorations while relaxing aboard a 3/4 mile hayride. For more infor mation, pricing or tickets visit www.eerieacres.com. Henson Alternative: Stuffed and Unstrung Friday, 7:30 p.m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 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. CORRECTIONSIn Wednesdays edition of the Alligator, an article incorrectly stated that students with private insurance or student insurance through the university are not eligible to use the CVS Caremark prescription discount card at the UF Student Health Care Center Pharmacy. The card may be used at the SHCC by both uninsured and insured students. The card cannot be used in combination with insurance. Insured students may only use the card to obtain discounts on prescriptions not covered by private or universitysponsored insurance. In Tuesdays edition of the Alligator, a story about Alachua County property tax rates incor rectly reported the number of counties in Florida. There are 67.NATI ONALObama remembers Steve Jobs as visionary, innovatorWASHINGTON President Barack Obama is remembering Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as one of Americas greatest innovators and says the world has lost a visionary. The man behind the iPod and iPhone, as well as the personal computer and the iPad, Jobs died of cancer Wednesday at age 56. Obama said in a statement Wednesday night that Jobs was brave enough to think differ ently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it. The president also said Jobs can ingenuity. In a tweet sent separately from his statement, Obama said, in his words, There may be no greater tribute to Steves success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Experience Henson puppeteers like youve never seen them off script and uncensored. Flanked by 80 Henson puppets, performers will take audience suggestions and run with them in this improv show for grown-ups. Student tickets are only $15 and can be purchased with a valid student ID at the Phillips Center Box Office and at the University Box Office (located in the Reitz Union). For more information, please call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or visit www. performingarts.ufl.edu. Tango for the Cure Saturday, 5 p.m. 308 W. University Ave. Argentine Tango Club is hosting its annual fundraiser event for Breast Cancer Awareness. The event will feature workshops for all levels including beginners that starts at 5 p.m., and a dance social including per formances that starts at 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join, to learn, to dance or just to watch tango for a cause. All donations will go to the American Cancer Society. For more details, check the Facebook event page. Gators March for Babies 2011 Team Captain Meeting Sunday, 6 p.m. Reitz Union, Room 282 Gators March for Babies 2011 team captains or those interested in becoming captains for their organizations please meet Sunday for the second meeting. The meeting will cover information about registration as well as instruction and advice about fundraising. For more information about the team captain meeting please join the Gators March for Babies 2011 team captain Facebook group. The Bethel Seventh-Day Adventist Church Free Community Health and Information Fair Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 740 NE 21st Street, across from Duval Elementary School on NE 8th Avenue Residents in the area of the church as well as students who do not have health insur ance or who are not followed regularly by a physician are invited. The UF College of Medicine Mobile Outreach Clinic will be available to conduct health screenings. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 KATIE KOPOTICAlligator Contributing WriterUF students and Gainesville residents will have an opportunity to participate in a rally against National Geographics lack of using recycled paper for its magazine. The National Geographic: Practice What off Oct. 12, and people will be encouraged to show their support of National Geographic switching to partially recycled paper. Its hypocritical for National Geographic to not use recycled paper, said Paige Milch, 19, an elementary education sophomore at UF. National Geographic has inspired such environmentalism, yet they are not printing on recycled paper. Milch organized the National Geographic campaign for the UF campus through her internship with Student Public Interest Research Group. The campaign will also take place on campuses across the nation. The kickoff to the campaign will involve stations set up around campus in which students will be able to have their pictures taken within golden frames, similar to the border of the National Geographic magazine. The words Nat Geo: Practice What You Print will adorn the frames so that the message is clearly conveyed. National Geographic purchases its paper from a mill operated by Verso Paper Corp. in Maine, according to National Geographic. This mill is one of the largest contributors to the pollution of the Androscoggin River, the inspiration for the Clean Water Act, said Milch. that recycled paper is not used in the manufacturing of the magazine save for the heavier paper used for the cover. Milch said her goal is to have at least 500 students take a picture with the frame and send the photos to National Geographic to illustrate that students would like to see the magazine switch to recycled paper. Milch said she hopes that if National Geographic switches to using 30 percent postconsumer paper on average, its act will inspire other magazines to go green as well. She is already about 40 pictures closer to her goal. Amanda Cohen / AlligatorFirst-year music graduate student Don-Paul Kahl plays the saxophone at the University Auditorium Wednesday. Kahl is vying for a solo with the UF Orchestra in the UF School of Music Concerto Competition. CLARE LENNONAlligator Writer about the elections process Wednesday night for an Election Commission investigation. Senate Allocations Committee Chairman Joe Pardo. At the end of Monday nights Supreme Court hearing, the Justices instructed the Election Commission to investigate the methods. They also agreed Monday to temporar ily halt the scheduled Student Senate vote to validate the results. The Commission, led by Chairman Grant Schnell, will compile an investigation report and give it to the court by noon Saturday. The Justices decided to hold a hearing Monday. At Mondays hearing, Pardo and the orandums that suggest resolutions to the issue. The Students Partys recommendation is due 5 p.m. Sunday, and it will be sent to Pardo. Pardos recommendation is due before Mondays meeting. Each party will have 20 minutes to present arguments. regarded the possibility that student voters could have junction on Student Senate. I think that says it all, he said.Election questions presented to court MAGGIE POWERSAlligator Contributing WriterDon-Paul Kahl gasped for air. His 12 minutes were almost up. Kahl, a music performance graduate student, was one of 32 UF musicians who participated in UF School of Musics annual Concerto Competition Wednesday afternoon at the University Auditorium. The 22-year-old saxophonist competed in hopes of earning a solo in UFs upcoming or chestra performance. I dream big, Kahl said. an eager audience who paid to watch him per form. Charles W. Pickeral, director of operations at the School of Music, gave each participant 12 minutes to perform. Twenty-two undergraduate students and 10 graduate students competed. Pickeral said the competition differs from others because it showcases a variety of instruments, even though most are centered around just one. Three music teachers, two from the Univer sity of North Florida and one from the Univer sity of South Florida, judged the contestants this year. Pickeral has new judges come in each year to encourage a fair competition. These judges dont know who won last year, he said. Theyre not bringing any baggage. Although Kahl did not end up winning the competition this year that honor went to undergraduate saxophonist Joshua Bond and soprano graduate student Anna Feucht he said he still was glad he participated. When he plays the saxophone, he said, he expresses his passion by moving along with the instrument. Music is movement, Kahl said. Its a movement of air. Why shouldnt it move us?Student musicians compete at concert Its hypocritical for National Geographic to not use recycled paper. Paige Milch UF sophomoreGroup to protest National Geographic printing methodsOssip

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4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 ON CAMPUS ORIANA PAOLILLOAlligator Contributing WriterThe Swamp Bowl Flag Football Tournament is back this year with new activities and more competition. ball games but also a punt, pass and kick game and an accurate throwing competition. The tournament will take place Southwest Recreation Center courts. The bowl provides schools around the Southeast with About 50 schools from the Southeast will compete this year, compared with the 45 that competed last year, according to Marty Dempsey, coordinator of competitive sports for the Department of Recreational Sports. By participating, teams can gain leadership experience, Dempsey said. One of the main reasons [students should participate] is that they have the opportunity not only to compete but to represent the University of Florida and say that we are the best in the Southeast, he said. Brandon Morris, who has participated in the tournament for the past three years, said participants learn by playing and make long-lasting friendships. You are playing with the best of the best from southeastern schools, said Morris, a 24-year-old family youth and community sciences senior. Being in the bowl is a reality check, Morris said. You get to measure your team and realize that you might not be what you thought you were. Participants can compete on all-male, all-female or coed teams. Winners will not only receive a Swamp Bowl 2011 Championship trophy but also free entry into either the American Collegiate Intramural Sports or National Campus Championship Series tournaments. All participants can take part in the new activities free of charge, and top male and female players will receive gift Brandon Baroody, an accounting and marketing senior at the University of Central Florida, is the captain of the three-time defending mens championship team Immortals. Baroody, 26, said the atmosphere of the bowl is what he is looking forward to most. Dempsey said the bowl is Southwest Recs favorite annual event. We are looking forward to it and get pretty amped up for it, he said. edu/facilities/southwest-recreation-center.Flag football tournament to attract teams from across SoutheastAlligator File PhotoA lesbian couple, one in uniform, hold hands at the 2009 Gainesville Pride Festival at Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The 2011 Pride Festival will be held Oct. 22. THE FESTIVAL IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. MINA RADMANAlligator WriterThe 2011 Pride Festival will be held at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Oct. 22 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. The festival begins immediately after the Pride Parade, which is scheduled to start on University Avenue at 1 p.m. Gay pride events have been in Gainesville since 1992, according to Terry Fleming, co-president of the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida, which is hosting the festival. Its very important for the LGBT community to be visible, and thats one of the main things this is about, Fleming said. The festival began as a picnic in Westside Park before moving to the plaza in the late 1990s. Live entertainment and vendors, including food vendors, community organizations and churches from the area will all be at the plaza. There will also be a face-painting booth for children. Between 3,000 and 4,000 people attend the festival and parade each year, according to Fleming. The festival is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the City of Gainesville. LGBT folks are often mistreated against, Fleming said. There are many of us, and we are a part of every walk of life. With this, the community gets together to gain acceptance and be prideful.Gay pride fest, parade to swing by Gainesville Oct. 22 Its very important for the LGBT community to be visible, and thats one of the main things this is about.Terry Flemingco-president of the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida

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He said if an Occupy UF protest was to start, it would be at the Plaza of Americas. Students for Democratic Society protested at Tigert Hall in September against political science major. He said Occupy Gainesville is working against corruption created by corporate loans, bailouts and unreasonable interest rates. Its a nice sense of community, he said. Everyone is coming together for a common goal. Brown found out about SDS at a sumUF and said he was immediately impressed by the student group. If you are a freshman or a senior, [the tuition hike] affects everyone, he said. major, said the Occupy Gainesville movestake in. Peoples livelihoods should never be THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 Alligator File Photo four years has remained about the same, according to a report by Complete College America. UF HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF GRADUATION IN FLORIDA. MINA RADMAN Alligator Writer A national report released Tuesday shows that despite an increase in enrollment, the pertheir college degrees on time has remained about the same. The report was compiled by Complete College America, a in 2009. The report analyzed data from 33 states, including Florida, to explain how many students are completing their degrees within four years, which is considered on time. The data is broken into multiple categories, including whether students enroll part time or full time at a two-year college or a four-year university. ings, the number of students who graduate within four years at UF has increased over the past few years, said UF Provost Joseph Glover. Of the 6,749 UF freshmen in 2006, 64 percent graduated within four years, which is a sixpercentage-point increase from the 58 percent the 7,279 freshmen who graduated within four years in 2005. According to the report, of every 100 students that enroll in a public college or university, 14 will graduate within four years from a two-year college, and 24 will graduate within eight years from a four-year university. UF has the highest graduation rate in the state, with 82 percent of students graduating within six years, which is the average amount of time it takes nationally for students to graduate. Paula Pluchino, a 19-year-old aerospace engineering sophomore, doesnt think graduating within four years would be benIts important to have experiducting research, Pluchino said. That can push back my graduation date even more. She also plans to study abroad, to graduate on time. I dont like being forced to graduate on time because I want Pluchino said. Despite increased enrollment, graduation rates stay the samenew models of interdisciplinary health care techniques that optimize safety, service, outcomes and resource use. Stead was recruited to UF in 2010. She is the chief of clinical research in the College of Medicine and holds an adjunct appointment as professor of emergency medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. While at the Mayo Clinic, she developed protocols for tool kits for individual patients. These tool kits centered on patient education and advocacy. Frank Toral, who graduated from UF in 1989 with a bachelors degree in political science, donated the money through the Toral Family Foundation Professorship in Traumatic Brain Injury. Batista, Toral focuses on helping survivors of brain and spinal cord injuries negotiate with large insurance companies and major corporations. Toral is also a former president of the Brain Injury Association of America. Stead said her previous work and productivity is why the Toral Foundation chose UF. and the science will help us better to serve our victims of TBI, she said. MEDICAL, from page 1UF: Site not a conduct issuea big deal. The people in the pictures are anonymous, too, said Jeffrey Rudolph, an 18-year-old pre-pharmacy freshman. Since anyone can comment on the website, they have the ability to counteract anything they dont like. I dont see the problem. Though fraternity members are the subjects of all the scorn, the Greek community as a whole is offended. Clearly someone is very bitter if they have to tear other people down to make themselves feel better, said Chrissy McLarty, a 20-year-old telecommunication junior and member of a sorority. In response, UF has stated that it cannot take action as long as the posts remain anonymous. UF can only take action under university policy if the identity of the poster(s) is revealed. Being unkind to other people is not necessarily a violation of the student conduct code, said Mandy Hambleton, assistant director for Student Conduct that occur that arent violations of university policy. FRAT, from page 1 OCCUPY, from page 1Group will protest corruption The center will be a one-stop shop for information and resources on brain injury for victims, families, students and professionals who wish to understand more about this devastating disease.Latha Ganti Steaddoctor

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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 EditorialTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR Wednesdays question: Would you ever eat food with ghost chili pepper sauce? Todays question: Were you sad when you heard Steve Jobs died?18 TOTAL VOTES35% YES 65% NOWhy the iPhone Ire?Everyone will end up liking it anywayIf you didnt watch the unveiling of the new iPhone on Tuesday, we just have to one thing to say: Way to have a life. But the worshipers of everything Apple, who watched the press conference, ended up leaving (or more than likely just turned off their MacBook Pros) with a feeling of disappointment. Not only were fans not blown away by the new iPhone, investors were disappointed as indicated by a drop in Apples stock after the announcement. Whats wrong with Apple? The new iPhone only operates faster, has a better camera, allows syncing without being connected to a computer and includes a new voice-activated service that responds to voice commands. What year is it, 2010? Come on, Apple, get with the program. By now, iPhones should hover beside you at all times, brush your teeth, comb your hair, turn into a scooter to take you to work, be made out of unobtainium from Pandora and allow you to make phone calls without dropping a connection. Unfortunately, the world has lost Steve Jobs, a true visionary and the spiritual leader of the company. His eye was one of the keenest in the technology world which is a big reason why Apple has had so much success. May he rest in peace. mythical shoes. But will the company continue to thrive? Of course. Apple just did a poor job at over-hyping the announcement of the new iPhone. Its not the end of the world, and its cer tainly not the end of Apple. According to a commenter on the Alligator website, last weeks editorial about Facebook was an attempt by members of the Editorial Board to seek a job with Mark Zuckerburg. So, before you accuse us of trying to get a job with Apple, let us just say that our discussion of modern technology and the publics response to changes is only meant to highlight the fact that in the grand scheme of things, these technologies have completely changed the way we live. We should all cut the innovators of today and the inventors of tomorrow some slack. The producer of your touchscreen phone that plays music, allows you to surf the Internet and lets you throw infuriated While you can disagree with a new change here or there, theres no point in getting riled up about it. Chances are, in the long run, you are going to love it. Stop complaining and play some more Angry Birds.Local drivers are asking for catastropheYou guys suck. No, Im not referring to those of you who voted against a tuition hike despite the fact that you probably dont work to pay for your own tuition, and that money could have gone to restoring UFs ranking above the University of Miami. Im not talking about all the people who have been upcancer awareness month yet have never contributed a penny to promote cancer treatment research. Im not even referencing the droves of you who abandon your school spirit as soon as it becomes clear that the Gators are not the best team in the SEC. No, when I say you suck, I mean each and every last one of you. And I mean that because Gainesville is an absolutely atrocious city to drive in. Its easy to blame it on our elderly population. Its a popular stereotype for a reason. But a quick Wikipedia search reveals that only 9.8 percent of Gainesvilles population is older than the age of 65, compared to the national 12.8-per cent level. That doesnt explain it. So why, I ask you, is getting around Gainesville such a major pain in the ass? The conclusion Ive come to is that some of it (maybe a huge part of it) is the fact that Gainesville is home to some terrible, terrible drivers. If you think about it, you know who Im talking about. Theyre everywhere. I cant tell you the last time I pulled up to a light and found myself ahead of the other cars on either side of me. Thats usually not a big deal. Generally speaking, the only ill will that results from Gainesville drivers inability to stop in front of the white line is that I end up feeling slightly entire car length further ahead than I am. as physically possible. There are other noticeable problems that are far more aggravating. I cannot, for example, possibly come up with an explanation for why everyone feels the need to go 35 mph on any road with a limit of 40 mph, when those same people consistently travel 50 mph on Southwest 16th Avenue by Shands, despite the 35 mph speed limit posted there. And dont get me started on the people who pull into whatever lane they please without considering that by doing so, theyre blocking an entire line of cars who are trying to turn. You want to get north onto Southwest 34th Street from Southwest Archer Road? If its a red light, you know full well that youre going to have to cut through either the gas station or that little apartment complex directly behind it. Sure, its illegal, but the cars that decided to block the turning lane certainly dont seem to care. Heres the thing: If you guys were just bad drivers it wouldnt really be an issue. Id pity you for your incompetence. But Id get over it. What frustrates me is that I witness driving miracles on campus every damn day. Pedestrians blindly stumble into the middle of the street and can fully expect 20 cars to quickly stop and patiently wait for them to cross. Let me tell you that its not like that on other college campuses. Youd get run over at Florida State University. But here, drivers on campus consistently show that they possess the capability to be considerate and attentive. Its amazing. Its amazing because the second you turn off campus, youre thrown back into the fray of disaster and chaos. So Im going to make a proposal. All that skill and tact you show when driving on campus? If you could please, your driving elsewhere in Gainesville, then I, in turn, will never again bore you with a column dedicated to my whining about your driving. Deal? Alex Guilmartin is a psychology and pre-law senior at UF. His column appears on Thursdays. Alex Guilmartinletters@alligator.org

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 Travis Hornsby got a few things wrong about Social Security in his Monday column. He regurgitates many of the same attacks on the popular government program which, despite being disproven time and time again, come back during every Social Security debate. that Social Security has been an extraordinary burden on our the 76-year-old program has remained fairly stable throughout its existence, running surpluses, which were put in a trust fund. The issue is with abnormal the massive baby boomer generation retires it will put a strain on Social Securitys ability to mainThe second popular attack is the insistence that when Social Security was created, it was only meant to provide temporary relief at the end of a persons life, since the average life expectancy was only 66. This statistic is misleading, because the extraordinary infant mortality rates dur ing the early decades of Social Security skew life expectancy dence of Social Security based on modern life expectancy averages those on the bottom half of the income distribution, life expectancy after retirement has hardly increased at all. This is especially true for lowerto middle-income Americans, many of whom occupy more labor-intensive jobs. For the last 76 years, Social Security has been there to provide to American workers who have given so much. Amid an era of growing inequality and uncer tainty, we should be forthright in defending the things our govmon man. Ford Dwyer is a political science and history junior at UF. He is the editorial director of the UF College Democrats.Columnist loses an old debateGuest columnFord DwyerSpeaking Out M group loans to poor people in poor you ask, either the latest way for western capitalists to exploit third world laborers or the miracle cure that will allow the worlds poorest citizens to successfully run their own businesses and work their way out of poverty. The government of Andhra Pradesh, the Indian state where I spent the better part of last summer, clearly agrees with the former view. In 2007, after a spate of farmer suicides, the government nearly wiped out the states entire nance, on the other hand, clearly believe that met many people who sincerely believed that ing other important problems unaddressed. claim. First, I do not accept the implicit premise that small businesses represent the way out of deprivation for the majority of the worlds ing is structured in a way that is of little use to people who wish to start new and innovative businesses. In Andhra Pradesh, small, family-owned shops are a dime a dozen: Drive down any major road and youll probably see at least one every hundred yards. During my time in India, none of the small-business owners whom I comparable daily laborers. Economic studies done in this part of India have shown that the average owner-operator of one of these businesses earns less than the minimum wage. Most of these small business owners are running small businesses because they have no alternatives, not because they are somehow more entrepreneurial than the citizens of developed countries. If given the choice, many small business owners would rather be working in a stable, wage-paying job than running their own businesses. The owner-operator of a small business earning employee, on the other hand, has sigincome and employment. Even if small businesses were a feasible to properly support these endeavors. Traditional loans to the poor are very risky and time-consuming from the lenders per spective. group of borrowers is usually responsible for the repayment of every individuals loan. This rigidity is not well-suited to entrepreneurship, Jonathan Pedde writes for The Dartmouth at Dartmouth College.Guest columnJonathan PeddeUWire Speak up for your rightsBy now, youve probably heard about the Student Government elections scandal that Ive come to call votergate. In short, hundreds of voters were prompted to vote in a district they muter students district, which was uncontested in the election. tion, 491 ballots were cast in District E, or 92 percent of the votes in that district. lots, or 8 percent of the votes, were cast in the remaining 80 percent of the election. All in all, 723 percent more ballots were cast in District E this year, which I again remind you is the district of commuter students and had only one uncontested candidate on the ballot. It is impossible to look at those numbers and say that there isnt a problem, but that is exactly what the Unite Party has done. Its members and that the outcome was fair. This is obviously not the case. When members of the Students Party called for an investigation, the Unite Party opposed it at every turn. In fact, it was arguing against the investigation at Mondays UF Supreme Court hearing until the very end and then turned around and called it an appropriate measure after the Court ruled against Unite. Im sure when it goes back to opposing a new, fair election after the investigation is concluded. Its up to you, the students, to gotten more and more corrupt since nally time to tell them that enough is enough. Dont let these SG/Unite If you experienced any problem voting or if you believe your ballot was cast in the wrong district, the Students Party is actively working to restore your right to a fair election. Please, as we continue our investigation, email me with any information regarding issues with the election at jonathan@ufstudents.org. Jonathan Ossip Students Party member Stearns dragging his feet One week after postal workers rallied in Support of HR 1351, Rep. Clifford Stearns has not signed on as a co-sponsor of this bill. As Stearns has claimed to be a proponent of creating good jobs, his failure to support this bill is to the detriment of 100,000 service jobs. The United States Postal Service operates on zero tax-payer dollars and solely on the sale of postage and other services, so any claim of a bailout is a clear falsehood. Because the congressman has always been an advocate for military veterans, the veterans at the USPS are curious as to why he is not supporting them. stability to the USPS and prove that over-payments to the pension funds are real, and the service is in no "criover the last four years, even in the midst of a recession. HR 1351 now has 222 co-sponsors, and it is a bi-partisan group, and over 50 percent of the House. Stearns' absence from this 222 is startling. Brian O'Neill President North Central Florida Area Local American Postal Workers Union AFLCIO Al-Awlaki forfeited his rightsInternational terrorists raise new questions to international and domestic law, an area in which I have absolutely no credentials. It seems, however, that when a person kills and plans to kill across international boundaries, brags about that killing, lives in a country without a fully functioning government and bears no allegiance to that country or any other, then he has for feited the legal rights provided to citizens of most countries. Historically these people were considered pirates and were killed when caught. Had al-Awlaki been in a country with an effective law enforcement agency, the U.S. could have requested extradition. Living in Yemen, he (probably intentionally) denied the U.S. that option. 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theA v enue THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE This Weeks Blog Roundup Check out this weeks Alligator Blogs for surprising factors for school success (not just studying and taking tests well) and fun things to do in Baton Rouge and New Orleans this weekend. Visit alligator.org/blogs. Twit Pick @rainnwilson: Bought the entire @ MarcAnthony collection from Kohls for my sleazy, latin alter-ego, Tuco. Head online so the Avenue can give you the downlow on the recent changes to Facebook (Havent you updated your status about it enough?) Matt Hoyle / Alligator Comedic Relief Blake Anderson, Anders Holm and Adam DeVine star in Comedy Centrals Workaholics. Check out what the cast unveiled to the Avenue inside on page 10. SAPHIRA LAZARREAvenue Writer With acts including a human pincushion, glass-walker and -eater, a dience will be no less than intrigued by Mr. Blanks Weird & Wandering Sideshow. Tonight, Mr. Blanks Weird & Wandering Sideshow will be making its way to Gainesville. The show will take place downtown at The Laboratory, 818 W University Ave. The event is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Since today is recognized as Mad Hatter Day, audience members are asked to dress the part. Ringleader and show director, Mux Blank, 36, of Athens, Ga., described the show as a slightly improvised multimedia music and per formance piece. Some consider the show a modern-day mix between HBOs Carnivale and Ripleys Believe It or Not! Blank said that every show is different because the performers tend to feed off of the audiences energy to gauge which pieces to use. My show is one of oddities and amazing performances, Blank said. Its theater of the odd, weird and magical. Its a mix of carnival, circus and sideshow. The term sideshow describes strange acts of human peculiarities, museum pieces, small performances and solo performers as a subset of a larger show. However, in the case of Blanks presentation, the sideshows are the main attraction. The troupe originates from a larger group, Mr. Blanks Carnivale of Black Hearts, based in Athens, Ga. All of our guys have dedication said. Thats what keeps our shows interesting. The core members perform acts that range from belly dancing to juggling and specialize in death-defying acts. Blank mentioned that although the shows are meant to be anything Some of the acts we perform can be very, very dangerous if done wrong, Blank said. For the rest of this story, vist alliga tor.org/the_avenue.Tonights sideshow will present mix of oddities Craig Gum / Alligator Blanks show will be performed tonight at 9 at The Laboratory. CHRIS ALCANTARAAvenue WriterHave you ever wondered what would happen if you were to take the vocals from one song and combine them with the instrumentals of another? Well, Chicago-based production duo The Hood Internet has become a master in the art of creating mashups and will be showcasing its talent in Gainesville next week. Sharing the stage with Nicos Gun, Bang Bang Boom and Cassolette, The Hood Internet will be performing for a live audience at Double Down Live at 210 SW Second Ave. on Oct. 12. one half of the duo. And were looking for ward to playing again here. The Hood Internet, composed of Aaron Brink (aka ABX) and Steve Reidell (aka STV SLV), is a well-known production group that specializes in the combination and mixing of hip-hop instrumentals with indie rock vocals, and vice versa, to create unique and original songs known as mashups. Since the groups formation in 2007, The Hood Internet has released seven mixtapes, as well as hundreds of free-to-download singles that can be found on the groups website at thehoodinternet.com. One of the most notable singles released by The Hood Internet includes its mashing of the Beastie Boys Shake Your Rump with Matt & Kims Good Ol Fashion Nightmare. The end result, titled Good Ol Fashion Rump Shaker, is an upbeat jam that keeps your head nodding while listening to the booming voice of the Beastie Boys rap over the instrumentals of Matt & Kim. For the The Hood Internets Gainesville appearance, Grooveshark and Garage Mahal will be sponsoring the show. We chose to have [The Hood Internet] play Double Down Indie rock and hip-hop mashup duo coming to Gainesville SEE HOOD, P AGE 9Reidell music

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Live because weve been a fan of the venue since the Common Grounds and Covered Dish days, said Vishal Agarwala, director of sponsorship and events at Grooveshark. As for The Hood Internets set list at Double Down Live, Reidell said Brink and he will be playing a selection of songs from the past four-and-a-half years. Doors for the show will open at 9 p.m. with a starting time at 10 p.m. Tickets are $9 in advance or $15 at the door and are available for purchase online at TicketWeb.com. The show is for those 18 and older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9 KATE FELDMANAvenue WriterJust a few weeks after what would have been The Muppets creator Jim Hensons 75th birthday, his son, Brian, is taking to the road with an uncensored improvisation comedy show, complete with puppets. Henson Alternative Stuffed and Unstrung, created in 2005 by Brian Henson and Patrick Bristow, is described on its website as a live, outrageous, comedy, variety show for adults only. Six puppeteers perform on stage with 80 puppets, called Miskreant Puppets, broadcast to the audience on two large screens. On stage, the audience sees the actors and puppets, but the television screens show only the puppets. The cast weve put together are all such pros, such top-notch improvisers and puppeteers, Bristow said. Every time we per form is completely and utterly different. We want a fresh, unique, living show thats just a little nerve-racking. There are no age restrictions, but the per formance can be offensive and dark at times, so the audience is warned to be prepared. Improv isnt about being funny, said Liz Anderson, president of UF Theatre Strike Force. Its about being interesting and realfun and making it a performance. Bristow, who describes his emcee role as the bridge between the audience and the puppeteers, said that part of the appeal of Stuffed and Unstrung comes from the brand name itself. completely interested, said Michael Blachly, University of Florida Performing Arts director. Its ideal for a student population who grew up knowing The Muppets. Its a mature look at puppets. The show was named one of Entertainment Weeklys Top 10 Best Stage Shows of 2010, and the Miskreant Puppets most recently appeared at the 2011 Grammy Awards show, performing Forget You with Cee Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow. Stuffed and Unstrung will take place Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center. Student tickets are $15 for any seat in the house, and non-student tickets range from $25 to $45. Tickets can be purchased by calling 352392-2787 or going to ticketmaster.com.Muppets creators son brings improv puppet show to townCarol Rosegg / Alligator Puppeteers Julianne Buescher, left, and Colleen Smith perform on stage with their pup pets in Henson Alternative Stuffed and Unstrung. Courtesy to the Alligator The Hood Internet, a duo specializing in mashups of hip-hop and indie rock, will be performing Oct. 12 at the Double Down Live. The Hood Internet will perform locally next week HOOD, from page 9 ERICA A. HERNANDEZAvenue WriterTea has a whole new appeal. Gone are the days of high-noon tea at the Four Seasons. Say goodbye to Earl Grey and Tazo; you will not be seeing any of them in the new clique of gourmet teas. Bubble tea gives a nod to its old-fashioned predecessor in its cup of tea. Bubble tea, or boba tea, is in essence iced tea with tapioca pearls and possibly correctly, the ever-familiar starch, tapioca, is what makes this tea special. But these pearls, often referred to as bobas or bubbles, are not just plain tapioca. The pearls are cooked to chewy perfection and usually sweetened with brown sugar or honey to give them their sweet syrupy outer shell. If this description is not enough to convince you of bubble teas awesomeness, then the 1. Basically there are gummy bears in your tea. That may not sound too appetizing, but believe me it is. Id describe tapioca pearls as chewy gummies. It is its own thing, said Jon Huang, Lollicup employee of three years and bubble tea maker. 2 Its a healthier alternative to sodas and other beverages. Tea is naturally rich in antioxidants and vitamins key word here being natural unlike other beverages that are enhanced with chemicals and protein. 3. It comes with a warning. Most bubble teas are served in cups that read: Please drink carefully to avoid choking on the boba. You know a drink is boss when it comes with a warning. cious. My favorite combination is taro with mango and pearls, senior Corinne Oliphant said. Flavor combinations range from red tea and green apple to the milky royal 5. Its a fun drink. How often can that be said of a non-alcoholic drink? Beside looking cool, it comes with a vacuum seal that covers the entire drink and then a giant straw pokes through itit is a novelty. Drinking this will bring you back to the days of cotton candy and pixie sticks. The price tag on these drinks will not leave your wallet fat, but it wont break the bank either. One regular-sized tea with pearls and an added back about $3.75, but its worth every penny. Five reasons why youll fall in love with a glass of bubble tea Bento Cafe Blue: 3832 W Newberry Rd. Red: 3418 SW Archer Rd. Lollicup 3550 SW 34th St.

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ALYSSA HOLCOMBAvenue Writer Hair regimens, hard partying and Pierce Brosnan oh my! Comedy Centrals Workaholics, starring Adam DeVine, Anders Holm and Blake Ander son of the group Mail Order Comedy, seem to perfect the hungover persona theyre practically the same. The Avenue got the opportunity to participate in a phone conference call learned a thing or three. The Secret to Luscious Locks hair, also says there is a secret to keeping his locks luscious. I think at some point I did have may have had some effect on the hair on my head though. But other than that, its and then let it dry via driving around in my Jeep. Same Comedy, Same Setting, Different tral Tuesday nights at 10:30, there is a check, the director] lets us come off the and they love to use staplers, Holm explained. Unlike other sketch comedies sticking to a strict comedic formula, the guys from Jackass. Pop Culture at its Best and Worst As for pop culture, the Holics seem to Amy Winehouses death at this years didnt care. died during Comic-Con, and thats our Whether its pop singers or perfect hair, the Workaholics exemplify the typical college lifestyle: partying hard and Tosh.0. 10, ALLIGATOR ERICA A. HERNANDEZAvenue Writer vous Wreckords, The Knocks, sengers to live performances throughout the trip. entertainment on this cruise, guests can compete sing at an s-themed prom night and compare The Weezer Cruise: Not your average experi ence at seaRivers Cuomo lead vocalist, Weezer Matt Hoyle / Alligator Anders Holm, Adam DeVine and Blake Anderson are the hard partying, 9-to5-working post-college graduates in Comedy Centrals Workaholics.Cast of show Workaholics gets candid on tv

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11 10 COMEDIES THATLL GIVE YOU YOUR DOSE Animal House Friday The Hangover Coming to America Step Brothers Wedding Crashers Borat The 40-Year-Old Virgin American Pie Grandmas Boy ARYANNA HARRELLAvenue WriterIts no secret that having a good laugh from time to time can help lighten your mood and make you feel a little better if not at least for that moment. Not only can it make you feel better, but it also helps increase your tolerance for pain. In a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Oxford and published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, laughter was found to be the best medicine for pain. The physical motions involved in laughing trigger the release of endorphins, which manage pain and promote feelings of well being and can act as painkillers in our bodies. Paul Schauble, Ph.D. psychologist at UF, said he believes that laughter is a healthy and necessary process that is a powerful means of dealing with pain and other discomfort. Being under stress and anxiety is not good for the immune system, Schauble said. When we laugh, that tension is released emotionally and physically, and we gain a different perspective on something that may have otherwise been alarming. In one of the experiments conducted, researchers split volunteers into two groups. One group was shown 15 minutes of comedy, such as Friends and the other was shown boring material, like golf. At the end of the trial, those shown 15 minutes of comedy increased their pain threshold by about 10 percent, according to BBC News. The laughter measured in this study wasnt just any kind of laughter, though. In order for laughter to really work as a medicine, one must engage in involuntary, full-belly laughter that creases the eyes. Those that did not engage in results. So, next time youre feeling down, laugh until it hurts, or until you fall off of your dinosaur. Laughter found to be best medicine for pain

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12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 He Says She Says Thankfully, the relationship gods have smiled on me when it comes to Wesley Homenda, a 20-yearold at the University of South Florida, had a particularly rough out at a club with a girl he had When he picked her up at her The second they reached the club she disappeared into Wes didnt see her again unhanging all over another guy and asking for a ride to her girlShe promised Wes her friend was having a rough night and too disappointed to care, agreed even the icing on the heartbreak saw the guy from the club anWhile a club may not be the experience everyone can learn landed the date with the person of your dreams doesnt mean its going to saying be judgmental or skeptical, just make sure you know the true character of the person before you let your interested in you as you are in Oh, and dont take a girl to a JACOB ROMOSERW He was a super good-looking law student with a wicked sense of humor, who also shared my love for frothy Only this time, Hugh wasnt as Sure he was hot, but his per sonality reminded me of a block On paper, our date may have been considered decent, but a guileless critic could have easily graded the connection on this As Hugh was driving me home, we had the misfortune of getting less, big-city, bumper-to-bumper Our conversation dwindling, that the crimson tide (keyword: There was no hiding this mess, best thing to do was clue him into Ladies and gentlemen, lesson learned: Never date a guy named KAY BEA

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CHECK OUT THESE DEALSBrowse our website. www.trend4rent.com Call 352-375-7104 today! 12-7-74-2 Post Apartments1br apts in a quiet n'hood near campus/downtown; some utils incl. 1825 NW 10th St. Pvt. patio w/ lock gate, green space, big trees. $499 1700 SW 16th Ct. 1 block from Shands. $549-$599. postj@bellsouth.net 376-0080, 284-3873. 12-7-11-74-2 HOUSES FOR AUGUST BIKE TO UF 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, $1000 4/2 in NW $1300. Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-7-11-74-2 Roommates a Hassle? Move into your own downtown apt! www.ArlingtonSquare.org Studios and 1Bdrms starting at $599! Check availability now! 338-0002 12-7-11-74-2 3BR, 2BA, Condo Unit, Ground Floor, Kitchen & living area; Swimming pool & tennis courts; The Sparrow; $700.00 per month. Call Cristen at 352-514-6222 10-17-1140-2 Near UF Campus The Baxter House Historic spacious 2 story brick, 4BR/2BA. Custom built with many beautiful, unique features; all the amenities NPets, NS, $1800/ month obo + util. Call 275 1259 10-10-1135-2 2BR/1BA Cent heat mobile home. Shady lot, laundry room. From $290 to $400/mo. Includes water. No pets. 1st month half price! Vacant lots also available. 4546 NW 13th St. 376-5887 10-31-46-2 The Polos1 Month FREE or FREE Cable1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartments Move in by September 15th 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 12-7-11-68-2 GIGANTIC 4BR/2BA HOUSE 2 blks to UF/ Sorority/Norman/Shands area. Dining rm, remodeled baths, cent AC/heat, new wd flrs, W/D, DW. Pets ok. Parking! Was $2400 reduced to $1780 OBO. 352-665-8166 lv msg. 10-25-11-30-2 1BR/1BA Apt,. Large screened-in porch, W/D hook-up. Pets ok. Monthly rent $499. Sec Dep $499. Near Shands & Vet school, 3300 SW 23rd St. Apts #2. Please call 352371-3473 10-31-11-33-2 2BR2BA HOUSE, w/carport, W/D hk-ups. Pet ok. $750/mo 1BR/1BA APT Pet ok. $475/mo. Call 352-332-8481 or 352-359-1644 10-1411-20-2 ATTN: UF and Shands Employees 2 BR 1 Bath homes in Gainesville. Spacious fenced-in yards, bring your pets! Brand new energy upgrades. $570-$660/mo Near 6th St. on 39th Ave. 336-9477 10-17-25-2 MOBILE HOMES AS LOW AS $500 DOWN We Finance Payments as low as $425./mo Nice, quiet community near airport. Buy now sell after you graduate! Lamplighter MHC 352-372-4207 www.mhcomm.com 10-6-11-1-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com 538-1550 11-2-11-20-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Call 373-FIND. IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 12-7-74-4SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $650/mo. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 10-1211-87-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-7-74-5 FORE SALE: 2002 CELEBRITY MOBILE HOME. 14 X 40, 1BR/1BA. Screened porch. Excellent condition. Need to sell. $8500/ne gotiable. Call 352-336-5013 10-12-5-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-7-11-74-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-7-11-74-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-7-11-74-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 12-7-74-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-7-74-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 12-7-74-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-7-74-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-7-11-74-6

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ALLIGATORBED SET TWIN $49 FULL $69 QUEEN $89 KING $99 352-376-0953 4390 SW 20TH AVE 10-611-30-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig. Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-7-70-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 12-7-11-74-10 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway... bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 12-7-10-74-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 12-7-74-10 MUSIC STORE NEAR UF-Buy-Sell-Trade@ Discounts We also offer music classes in all instruments & dance. We are the only charitable music & dance school. Scholarships available. studiopercussion.org 352-338-8302 10-20-20-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 12-774-11 12-7-11-74-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 12-7-11-74-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 12-7-11-74-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 12-7-11-74-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 12-7-74-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 12-7-1174-12 I BUY CARS & TRUCKSCall Anytime 352-339-515810-31-11-42-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECKS!!!! 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECKS CASH VEHICLES $999 & UP! 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 92 EAGLE TALON $999 89 FORD BRONCO $999 94 FORD TAURUS $999 96 HONDA ACCORD $1499 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 96 CADILLAC DEVILLE $1999 95 NISSAN 200SX $1999 98 FORD F250 $2500 02 CHEVY BLAZER $4999 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 96 TOYOTA CAMRY $1999 98 PONTIAC GRAND AM $1999 01 DODGE NEON $1999 00 OLDS ALERO $2500 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES CERTIFIED USED VEHICLES NO CREDIT CHECK MOVE VEHICLES $500 & UP! 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8900 04 HONDA ACCORD $8999 03 MITS ECLIPSE $7999 05 TOYOTA CAMRY $10999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 07 SUZUKI VITARA $12999 04 HONDA ODYSSEY $9999 05 SUZUKI XLT $9999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 12-7-74-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-7-74-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 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. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-7-11-74-14 TUTORS NEEDED 1-on-1 tutoring at-risk K-12th grade students. $10/hr. 1-4 afternoons/wk. 15-20 min drive from campus. UF Fed Wk Study Permit req for emp. Volunteers welcome. Contact Sally at st23@cox.net 1012-11-35-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 12-7-1174-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-1226 sandysresale.com 12-7-11-74-14

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16, ALLIGATOR Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie, punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752 12-7-74-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 127-11-73-14 Earn $1000-$3200 per month to drive our cars with ads. www.FreeCarJobs.com 11-18-11-57-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS! Do you want to quit smoking? Smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 10-12-20-14 The Smartphone Club needs data entry workers to help update our membership list. Must be able to work at home online without any supervision. Guaranteed pay for Guaranteed work. www.thesmartphoneclub.com/Colleges/FL 10-25-11-25-14 Sanctuary needs a hard working, dependable person to care for rescued farm animals & advocate a plant based diet. Able to lift 50lbs, work outside, some computer work. www.rooterville.org, emails pls. 10-10-11-7-14 WAITPERSON NEEDEDSawamura Japanese Steakhouse. Apply from 2:30 4pm at 1624 SW 13th St. No calls please. 10-7-5-14 PERSONAL ELF WANTED 10-12 hrs/wk! Job includes everything from ironing to cleaning toilets. Work independently while listening to iPod. If you are honest, dependable, & hardworking call 352-416-0014. Students only. 10-6-11-4-14 MOVIE EXTRASTo stand in the background for a major film. Experience not required. Earn up to $300/ day. All looks needed. 877-568-7065 1031-11-20-14Website Design Paid Internshipwith small publishing company in Alachua. $11.00/hr, 8 hrs/wk. Send resume to biopressinfo@gmail.com. 10-13-11-7-14 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 12-7-74-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 12-7-11-74-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 12-7-74-15 www.UFMoverGuys.comLicensed & Insured Last Minute Specials Loading & Unloading Full-Service Mover. 352-222-0211. FL Movers Reg No IM1847 12-7-11-74-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-25-74 15 Need An Epic Photographer?Weddings Events Portraits Slideshows Gator Alum, hrly chg. You keep the digital files www.mizdigital.com 352-672-5206 12-7-78-15 Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS) $99 and Basic Life Support (BLS)$35. Classes run continuously to fit your schedule. American Heart Association Card issued. Call Cardiac One at 352-494-4217. 10-1411-30-15 Fiddle, Guitar & Mandolin LessonsVarious styles. Contact Alan Stowell 3729248 or 262-0171 10-11-10-15 MATH TUTORFirst hour FREE. 11 years experience. Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582 10-11-10-15 INSURANCE WE REPRESENT OVER 100 COMPANIES. HOME, AUTO, LIABILITY. WHY PAY MORE? www.sunshinestateinsurance.com Trusted Choice Agency 352-371-9696 119-11-30-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) All Womens Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 12-7-74-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 12-7-74-16 A Woman's Answer Medical Center Think you might be pregnant? Testing, confidential advising Referrals 352-376-2716 12-7-11-74-16 Unplanned Pregnancy? Consider Adoption. Living, Medical & Counseling Expenses Paid. Private & Confidential. Call Atty. Ellen Kaplan 1-877-341-1309 (FL Bar #0875228) 10-19-11-100-16 THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) Peer-to-Peer ProgramA FREE 10-week recovery education course for adults living with mental illness who would like to achieve and maintain wellness. NAMIcertified Peer Mentors who are successfully managing their own conditions teach the course. We meet once per week for two hours, and use a combination of lecture and interactive exercises in a confidential setting. Each participant receives materials related to course topics, such as mental illness and the brain, coping skills, decision-making tools, and relapse prevention. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Classes begin January 25, 2012. For more information, contact the NAMI information line at (352) 374-5600 ext 8322, or email info@namigainesville.org www.namigainesville.org/P2P_Gville_Site.htm 10-14-10-16 ADOPTION. Choose a loving & secure family waiting to adopt. Living & medical expenses paid. Updates on your child. Call 24hr/7day. 1-800-280-6155. Amy Eichman(Bar#830011) 11-14-11-3016 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee)Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 12-7-74-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love Your roommate hasnt done the dishes in How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Short haired black male cat, adorable grin! Friendly, loving, easy to get along with. Neutered, tested, vaccines current. Will microchip with placement. Free to a good home! Questions or pics: mandy.e.adams@hotmail.com 10-6-11-524 Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND. IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKETEvery Sat & Sun Hwy 30115 min from Gainesville 468-2255 12-7-141-21 SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTSOpen To Public We-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 12-7-10-74-21 Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 12-7-74-21 MCINTOSHWORLD.COM... A boutique, KEY WEST 1970's style. We got it all for you, from all the world, imports you can believe in. Clothes, Gifts, Art, Books, Music, Plants... Hwy 441S.... 15 min that could change you. 10-26-31-21

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Orange and Blue DebutAlready looking forward to next season? Florida announced Wednesday that next years spring game will take place on Saturday, April 7. The PodcastWith a road trip to Baton Rouge, La., coming up this Friday, the usual alligatorSports podcast with host Greg Luca will hit the Internet today. Make sure you check it out on our website or subscribe on iTunes. Will Muschamp called LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu a ballhawk, as the sophomore has forced multiple turnovers. See Story, Page 19. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffCoach Will Muschamp said Wednesday that freshman quarterback Jacoby Brissett would be the backup if Jeff Driskel starts. END OF GREGULATIONOn the surface, Jeff Driskel seems like the obvious choice to start in place of John Brantley. He came to UF as Rivals.coms No. 1 quarterback, and has had a stranglehold on the backup role since the second week of fall camp. He is the only Gators quarterback other than Brantley to attempt a pass this year and seems to be UFs future at the position. But Saturday is a little too soon, and thats why the Gators need to start Tyler Murphy. It has got nothing to do with Murphys ability. Driskel is by far the better player and a superior athlete with more in-game experience. But you dont throw your king against the ace, you save it for the best opportunity. For Driskel, that starts next week at Auburn. Thats where hell get to learn the ropes and practice for his future. Sending Driskel to Baton Rouge, La., to get eaten alive by the Tigers is not whats best for the future of UFs program. The LSU defense has all the talent necessary to give Driskel With guys like Morris Claiborne, Tyrann Mathieu, Thar old Simon, Lardarius Stimpson and Barkevious Mingo (only one of those names is fake), LSU is going to harass Driskel and pound him into submission. Beyond the obvious injury risk, who knows what a beatdown in Death Valley would do to Driskels In four appearances this season, hes 7 of 16 for 73 yards and two interceptions. This isnt nearly a large enough sample size to judge his skills, but it certainly doesnt bode well for Saturday. And Im not the only one who knows it. LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis has watched the same games we have, and he learned last weekend how easy it is to give UFs offensive line trouble with a few secondand third-level blitzers. And his unit is even faster than the one Alabama brought to The Swamp. LSUs run defense touts a No. 3 national ranking despite facing one of the toughest schedules in the country. The Tigers held Or egon, last years No. 1 offense at 531 yards per game, to just 335 total yards, including only 95 on the ground. If Driskel has to endure a Gators should start Murphy, not risk Driskels developmentSEE GREG, P AGE 20 TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer Jacoby Brissett has come a long way in a short time. After the freshman entered training camp buried on Floridas depth chart at quarterback, coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday that Brissett would be the backup Saturday against No. 1 LSU if fellow freshman Jeff Driskel were to start. Its quite a jump for Brissett, who was behind Driskel and redshirt freshman Tyler Murphy after the two competed in spring practice as well as the spring game in April. While Driskel, the nations top-rated passer coming out of high school last year, enrolled early at Florida in January to get a head start on learning offensive coordinator Charlie Weis offense, Brissett was still weighing his college options. Weis personally recruited Brissett, who was also considering offers from Miami, Washington and Wisconsin. It wasnt until two days after National Signing Day that Brissett committed to Florida, against his mothers wishes. Brissett, the nations No. 3 dual-threat quarterback according to Rivals.com, completed his senior year of high school at Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer High before coming to Gainesville in the summer. That put him at a disadvantage against the other two quarterbacks vying for time behind incumbent starter John Brantley. The only reason why Jacoby hasnt been a factor at this point is only because he came here in the summer time, Weis said Tuesday. He had to play catch-up over the other guys. The other guys were here in the spring when we put everything in; thats the only thing thats kept Jacoby from being possibly the second guy in. But in his short time with the Gators, Brissett has made strides in practice. Wide receiver Frankie Hammond believes the freshman has caught up to Driskel and Murphy in terms of comfort with the offense, and Hammond said Brissett actually has the advantage when it Brissett climbing QB depth chartSEE QUARTERBA CK, P AGE 20 TYLER JETTAlligator Staff Writer Floridas defensive line has struggled to pressure quarterbacks this year, and the unit will face its stiffest test yet Saturday. LSU has allowed only three sacks this season, the fewest in the Southeastern Conference. Gators rarely pressured Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron last week. Florida failed to record a sack, and while McCar rons numbers were pedestrian (12 of 25, 140 yards), the quarterback completed passes on third downs to move the chains four times Saturday. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said the Tigers often use seven blockers on pass plays, keeping a tight end and running back in to protect quarterback Jarrett Lee. Theyre playing well as a unit, Quinn said of the LSU offensive line. Its an experienced group coming back. Its a function of those two things: an experienced club along with help from the outside guys. While Lee ranks ninth in the SEC with 158.6 passFlorida pass rush facing SECs top offensive lineSEE NOTEBOOK, P AGE 20 Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca Weis [LSUs offensive line is] playing well as a unit. Its an experienced group coming back.Dan QuinnUF defensive coordinator

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18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer It has become increasingly clear this season why Floridas Erika Tymrak and Auburn midSoutheastern Conferences lone representatives on the U.S. U23 national team this summer. Both, in their own way, have been nearly unstoppable for their teams. Some people say we have similar traits, Tymrak said. Were both very technical, but at the same time, were different. Shes more of a playmaker I feel like. I tend to dribble more and go at people. Almost midway through the SEC table, Tymrak is tied for a league-best nine goals a career high with four assists. Frier son, a senior, is the SEC assists leader with nine dimes on the year and three goals. In the pursuit of slowing down Tymraks average of 1.69 points per game, most teams have resorted to levying a steady stream at times the cheap shots and rough play have frustrated her, Tymrak has kept her cool. If somebody tries to foul me, I try to shy away from the play a little bit, maybe play 1-2 touch and when theyre not expecting it, go after them again, she said. With Frierson and Auburn coming to Gainesville this Friday, Tymrak will likely see more of the same looks from the opposition. The Tigers have an SEC-worst 163 fouls on the season, an aver age of 13.58 a game. Their 13 yellow cards through 12 matches are also a league-high. Florida, on the other hand, rarely gets into the kind of foul trouble as Auburn, with 38 fewer fouls on the year and only three yellows. The Gators strategy to prevent Frierson from distributing to her teammates will have to come another way. all you want, but unless you have the ability to shut that player down, they can be unpredictable, Tymrak said. My coach always likes to compare it to (Barcelona striker Lionel) Messi. The defenders know what hes going to do, but he still gets by the person. Williamson pointed to the back lines ability to regularly pressure deep into the other teams half as a way to simply keep possession Frierson. Williamson and the defense used the same strategy to hold the Hunyadi, without a point after she scored two goals and two assists in her previous two games. We make it hard for players to zip the ball through us in or Williamson said. As a team, not only the back line, we did a really good job closing them quickly so they dont get chances. With a chance to move past Auburn into sole possession of second place in the SEC, UF coach Becky Burleigh said the team also has the advantage of not having to travel for both Fridays match and an Oct. 23 tilt against leagueleader LSU. The Gators havent lost at home in conference play since 2006, and they must keep Frierson in check to extend that streak. Theyve got one of the best Burleigh said. We respect the heck out of her, and theyve always played well against us. I dont remember very many easy games against Auburn. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 19 Alligator File PhotoLSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (14) has forced four fumbles this season the same num ber as Floridas entire defense. Mathieu returned two of those fumbles for touchdowns. There are plenty of questions surrounding the Gators this week as they head in to Death Valley to take on No. 1 LSU. Who will start at quarterback? Will Florida be able to establish the run? How will the defense respond after last weeks beating? Naturally, none of those are questions you submitted. Do yall think its time to start rethinking the Muschamp thing if we lose two straight? #Panic Absolutely. First of all, theres no if about it. Florida will lose to LSU on Saturday. And when Will Muschamp steps up to the mic after the game and says, We got beat by a better team, again, reporters like us will be asking him how it feels to be sitting on the hot seat. The Gator Nation doesnt deserve this. All the loyal fans that come to games early and dont leave every time. Every season should end with Muschamp holding up the coach in the toughest conference in the nation. Weve already started the website. Tell your friends. FireCoachBoom.com. #Sarcasm. If the Gators had to turn to one lineman at quarterback (and dont rule it out!), who would be the best at it? You always seem to hit us with the random, lighthearted questions that really make us think. This one falls into that category, and we appreciate it. After some serious consideration, the Gators should turn to left tackle Xavier Nixon when they get absolutely decimated at quarterback. Nixon is easily the most athletic of the teams linemen, and if it comes down to it, Florida is going to need to turn to its best athlete to run the offense. In the offseason, Nixon dropped 55 pounds and no one is quite sure why but he regained it and is back to a svelte 292. Still, he has shown the ability to slim down if need be. Imagine a 237-pound Nixon running Floridas offense. It would be glorious. After back-to-back blowout losses to far superior teams, will these guys pack it in? How likely is a 0-4 spurt? While a 0-4 spurt isnt completely out of the question, it wont happen because the Gators packed it in. Muschamp and offensive coordinator Charlie Weis are serious motivators. Theyve also been around the block a few times. Responding to adversity is part of the job, and its also part of the reason both of them have been successful at every stop along their coaching trail. Alabama, LSU, and maybe even Auburn and Georgia, are better teams this year, and losing games to them is not an indictment of the Gators toughness or mentality. I asked for long passes and Weis answered. Now how about running backs Mike Gillislee and Mack Brown getting more play time? Weis is obviously a man of the people (and an avid alligatorSports reader), but we dont think youll be seeing too much of Gillislee and Brown this weekend. Weis loves Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps his rug rats and they are Floridas best two weapons on offense, so dont expect the Gators to venture from the norm. However, if you follow the logic of one of our writers, Florida should just start backups because the team doesnt have a chance in Death Valley. If thats the case, expect a lot of Gillislee and Brown. (Chris Leak led Florida to a road win against an undefeated LSU team in 2003). Can lightning strike twice? We know this is the easy answer, but no, it cannot. Lightning never strikes twice, or so they say. This weekend in Death Valley will be no different. Whether Florida starts Jeff Driskel, Jacoby Brissett or even Tyler Murphy, as one of our columnists contests the Gators should, the chances of Florida leaving Baton Rouge, La., with a win courtesy of a freshman quarterback like it did in 2003 are very slim. Driskel and Brissett are likely to have bright futures in college. But the forecast for them this weekend is gloomy. But dont expect lightning. Submit questions on Twitter: @alligatorSports.Playing Nixon at QB, lightning strikes and sarcasm MATT WATTSAlligator Staff Writer Like last weekend, when Florida plays LSU on Saturday, the Gators will be trying to stop a Heisman candidate from beating them. But unlike last weekend, this standout plays on the defensive side of the ball. LSU sophomore cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has entered the discussion for college footballs most prestigious honor in his second year with his penchant for making big interception, 1.5 sacks and four forced fumbles; Floridas entire defense has four forced fumbles. He has returned two of those fumbles for touchdowns, leading Gators coach Will Muschamp to call Mathieu a ballhawk a term coaches have tried to instill as a representation of the Gators defense. champ said of Mathieu. [He] plays with great energy; tough, hard-nosed, great blitzer. Has just a knack for getting the ball off people as far as strips are concerned and interceptions. Just one of those guys that shows up in the right spots regardless of whats being asked of him. Mathieu leads LSU in tackles with 35, including four for a loss of yard, and he has NFL-caliber players, Mathieu stands out. Florida right guard Jon Halapio said the offensive line has to be aware of Mathieus reserved for defensive ends or pass-rushing linebackers. We have to know where hes at, Halapio said. Hes a defensive standout player to watch out for him. Mathieu will be on the attack against one of three freshmen quarterbacks for Florida. One of those young signal-callers, Jeff Driskel, has been vulnerable to turning the ball over early this season. career pass in the opener against FAU, and the freshman tossed another just before halftime against Kentucky. While that second interception was not entirely Driskels fault, the fumble that led to the Wildcats only touchdown of the game was, and it happened because Driskel held on to the ball too long in the pocket. Not feeling the pressure before its too late will be a problem that could plague whichever freshman quarter back ends up taking the snaps Saturday, as Mathieu showed last week against Kentucky when he came off Maxwell Smiths blind side to strip the ball and return it for the score. LSU coach Les Miles said it may be a bit premature for Heisman talk regarding Mathieu, but that doesnt mean he isnt talking up his star. He has all the characteristics that you would want and allow somebody in a national voting position to award, Miles said. I dont have the view of the nations best performances and how the seasons are going for many others, but for Tyrann Mathieu, hes having a great year. Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator. org.LSUs Mathieu poses stiff test for Florida, freshmen QBsTHE MAILBAGMathieu

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comes to arm strength. (He is) just being more comfortable and being more sure of himself and learning the plays and getting in a rhythm and setting his feet, making progressions, making throws and just being out there practicing, Hammond said of Brissett. (He is) just a poised quarterback. While Brissett has shown improvements, all three quarterbacks have split repetitions in practice this week. Weis and Muschamp wont decide on a starter until today or Friday, though it appears Driskel and Brissett are the favorites to see the Still, Brissett isnt likely to let Driskel earn the start easily. [Driskel] will have to prove to me every day, every year that hes going to be better than me for him to win that starting spot, Brissett said when he committed to Florida in February. players and coaches seem comfortable with any of the teams three options executing the game plan in Death Valley. I feel a lot better now than I would have going in last week in the game, Weis said. When John goes down you have to cut back with what youre doing. At least now ... you can devise a game plan around less-experienced guys rather than more-experienced guys. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org. 20, ALLIGATOR Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffGators left guard Dan Wenger (56) said he apologized to John Brantley for allowing the hit that injured Floridas senior quarterback during the second quarter of the Alabama game. Wenger takes blame for hit that injured Brantley year. major reason why, as he has not had to force throws. from Tigers pass-catchers. It seems like he has a lot more confensive back Jaylen Watkins said. Hes giving his guys a chance to make plays on the ball, throwing it up there for them. Wenger apologizes to Brantley: guard Dan Wenger looked shaken up when asked Wednesday about John Brantleys injury. Toward the end of the second quarter Saturday, Wenger was overpowered by Alabama linebacker Brantley led to the injury keeping him out this week. I apologized to him, and its just one of those things where we have to come together, and he understands that it wasnt intentional and that I feel terrible about it, Wenger said. But youve just got to move on. Stopping the run: Florida was rushing yards as many yards on the ground as the Gators allowed in their previous four games combined. Muschamp said the defense did not do a good enough job reacting to Alabamas offensive linemen. Its about playing blocks, he said. Its about understanding your job within each call and striking the guy across from you, keeping him off the second level, and we did not do a good job of that the other night. Quinn said the problem was not necessarily coachable. Florida just needs to be tougher, something he said was not an issue prior to last week. They out-physicaled us in the game, he said. Thats hard to accept and swallow, and thats what happened. We addressed it, and now were moving forward. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org. NOTEBOOK, from page 17 QU ARTERBA CK, from page 17Brissett splitting reps in practicetion, confusing schemes and thunder ous hits against that defense, whats that going to do to his psyche longterm? He didnt look all that comfortable against FAU, UAB and Kentucky, and appeared downright scared against Alabama. And that was at home. Now hes headed to Tiger Stadium, where an average of 92,533 fans have nightmarish for opponents. And those were against Northwestern State and Kentucky. When Florida last visited Death Valley, in 2009, a stadiumnize the offense and call the signals through that? Floridas athletic department shelters all of its freshmen from media access, so Ive never had an opportunity wouldnt have been nearly enough time to learn how hes likely to respond to adversity or handle himself in pressure situations. But the fact of the matter is hes being asked to step into one of the most of coaches said was the single toughest place to play. To expect success So how can the Gators keep Driskel from folding? The answer is simple: Dont give him the chance. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. GREG, from page 17



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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 33 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Student musicians vie for solo spotlightOne student won solo performance with the orchestra in an upcoming performance, pg. 3. Questions over election presented to UF Supreme CourtThe Election Commission is set to start the investigation, pg 3. Gay Pride Festival returns to Gainesville this yearThe festival will take place on Oct. 22, pg 4. The Avenue talks to Comedy Centrals Workaholics. See Story, Page 10. 88 /66 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 15 SPORTS 17 Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff Gainesville activist Jesse Schmidt stands before a crowd of about 120 people as Occupy Gainesville rallies on the steps of City Hall Wednesday evening. Occupy Gainesville is a splinter group of Occupy Wall Street, a movement to stop corporate greed and corrupt politics, according to occupywallst.org. THE FIRST RALLY TOOK PLACE ON WEDNESDAY. BENJAMIN S. BRASCH Alligator Contributing Writer College towns are joining a national movement, and Gainesville is no exception. The Occupy Wall Street protest has now spread to 75 college campuses, according to the Occupy Colleges website. Occupy Wall Street is a protest in New York City to voice the opinion of the 99 percent of the population that isnt as wealthy as the top 1 percent, said Maya Garner, a member of Occupy Gainesville. Occupy Gainesville held an informational meeting Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The meeting was held to organize the efforts that will parallel those of the Occupy Wall Street protesters. scene of the meeting, but once the crowd became too large it moved across the street to the front of City Hall. We have no country in a sense, said Jesse Schmidt, a Gainesville activist. He described the Occupy Gainesville protest as a revival tional corporations. We are standing with brothers and sisters all over the world, Schmidt said. While the movement is not led by anyone in particular, multiple organizations are involved. We dont have the future that was promised to our parents, said Jeremiah Tattersall, organizer of Fight Back Florida, a group dedicated to making sure union and student issues are represented in Florida. Occupy Wall Street movement makes it to Gainesville SAMANTHA SHAVELL Alligator Contributing Writer The UF College of Medicine plans to launch a new traumatic brain injury research center within the next few weeks. A UF alumnus recently donated $500,000 to help establish the new center, which will be housed in an existing space in the Department of Emergency Medicine. The center will be a one-stop shop for information and resources on brain injury for victims, families, students and professionals who wish to understand more about this devastating disease, said Latha Ganti Stead, who will spearhead the new research. The money will go toward Steads professorship. At the center, there will be lectures on brain injury-related topics to residents training in emergency, neurology, neurosurgery, psychology and critical care. The center will also provide in-service training for nurses managing victims of brain injury. Stead said she hopes to develop $500,000 donation will help fund new brain trauma center ON CAMPUS RACHEL CROSBY Alligator Contributing Writer Plastered bulletin boards and chalk-covered sidewalks have made it hard to avoid UFs newest student-focused website: fratweiner. com. The website is run by part of the assumed male, non-Greek portion of the student population. Featuring candid, phone-quality pictures of fraternity members on campus doing everything from walking to class to hanging at the Reitz Union, as well as Sperry-clad induced captions like, Straight Off the Yacht, the webBut quickly the mood turns, and the site becomes, as some have said, comparable to a Mean Girls style Burn Book. With the ability to comment on photos anonymously available to everyone, what might have been seen as funny has morphed into a type of cyberbullying. Explicit comments are becoming more common, and most of them are aimed at the young mens sexuality, one referring to a member as, the frattiest [expletive] Ive ever seen. As far as the pictures portray, the posts are unique to UF. To some, the comments arent considered Fratweiner.com attacks male Greeks with photos, commentsSEE OCCUPY, PAGE 5 SEE MEDICAL, PAGE 5 SEE FRAT, PAGE 5 Since anyone can comment on the website, they have the ability to counteract anything they dont like. I dont see the problem.Jeffrey Rudolphpre-pharmacy freshmanStead

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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 33 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 FORECASTMONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY TODAY RAIN 85/68 RAIN 81/67 RAIN 82/66 RAIN 84/66 PARTLY CLOUDY 88/66 WHATS HHAPPENINGStudent Global AIDS Campaign (UF) Second General Meeting Today, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. McCarty B, Room 1108 Come learn about fundraising and volunteering opportunities with SGAC. We are an AIDS education and awareness club that fundraises for global health organizations and serves the Gainesville community in diverse ways. We cover relevant HIV/AIDS issues at every club meeting and several events lined up for October. To learn more, come to the meeting and enjoy free snacks, or visit our group on Facebook at Student Global AIDS Campaign (UF). Gators for Green Design Fundraiser Today, 7 to 9 p.m Karma Cream 1025 West University Avenue Come out to Karma Cream for GGDs first fundraiser of the year. Twenty percent of Karma Creams revenue that night (if customers say they are with GGD) will go towards student prize money for the Green Design Exhibition to be held in the spring. Karma Cream offers unique flavors such as lavender honey, lemon cookie and chocolate orange, as well as the classics, coffee, milkshakes, pastries, vegan options and more. 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 in Plaza of the Americas against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on the tenth anniversary of the for mer. 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. Eerie Acres Haunted Attraction Friday and Saturday, 7 to 11 p.m. 14372 NW 50th Ave. Chiefland, FL 32626 Corn Maze, Hayride and Haunted Woods Trail Eerie Acres offers Halloween Fun and Horror. Guests can get lost in a 9-acre maze filled with twists, turns and dead ends, face their fears along a 1/2 mile walking trail through a dimly lit, fog-filled forest populated by heinous characters and scenarios or view a variety of Halloween/fall decorations while relaxing aboard a 3/4 mile hayride. For more infor mation, pricing or tickets visit www.eerieacres.com. Henson Alternative: Stuffed and Unstrung Friday, 7:30 p.m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 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. CORREECTITIONSNSIn Wednesdays edition of the Alligator, an article incorrectly stated that students with private insurance or student insurance through the university are not eligible to use the CVS Caremark prescription discount card at the UF Student Health Care Center Pharmacy. The card may be used at the SHCC by both uninsured and insured students. The card cannot be used in combination with insurance. Insured students may only use the card to obtain discounts on prescriptions not covered by private or universitysponsored insurance. In Tuesdays edition of the Alligator, a story about Alachua County property tax rates incor rectly reported the number of counties in Florida. There are 67.NATINATIONANALObama remembers Steve Jobs as visionary, innovatorWASHINGTON President Barack Obama is remembering Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as one of Americas greatest innovators and says the world has lost a visionary. The man behind the iPod and iPhone, as well as the personal computer and the iPad, Jobs died of cancer Wednesday at age 56. Obama said in a statement Wednesday night that Jobs was brave enough to think differ ently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it. The president also said Jobs can ingenuity. In a tweet sent separately from his statement, Obama said, in his words, There may be no greater tribute to Steves success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Experience Henson puppeteers like youve never seen them off script and uncensored. Flanked by 80 Henson puppets, performers will take audience suggestions and run with them in this improv show for grown-ups. Student tickets are only $15 and can be purchased with a valid student ID at the Phillips Center Box Office and at the University Box Office (located in the Reitz Union). For more information, please call the Phillips Center Box Office at 352-392-2787 or visit www. performingarts.ufl.edu. Tango for the Cure Saturday, 5 p.m. 308 W. University Ave. Argentine Tango Club is hosting its annual fundraiser event for Breast Cancer Awareness. The event will feature workshops for all levels including beginners that starts at 5 p.m., and a dance social including per formances that starts at 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join, to learn, to dance or just to watch tango for a cause. All donations will go to the American Cancer Society. For more details, check the Facebook event page. Gators March for Babies 2011 Team Captain Meeting Sunday, 6 p.m. Reitz Union, Room 282 Gators March for Babies 2011 team captains or those interested in becoming captains for their organizations please meet Sunday for the second meeting. The meeting will cover information about registration as well as instruction and advice about fundraising. For more information about the team captain meeting please join the Gators March for Babies 2011 team captain Facebook group. The Bethel Seventh-Day Adventist Church Free Community Health and Information Fair Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 740 NE 21st Street, across from Duval Elementary School on NE 8th Avenue Residents in the area of the church as well as students who do not have health insur ance or who are not followed regularly by a physician are invited. The UF College of Medicine Mobile Outreach Clinic will be available to conduct health screenings. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 KATIE KOPOTICAlligator Contributing WriterUF students and Gainesville residents will have an opportunity to participate in a rally against National Geographics lack of using recycled paper for its magazine. The National Geographic: Practice What off Oct. 12, and people will be encouraged to show their support of National Geographic switching to partially recycled paper. Its hypocritical for National Geographic to not use recycled paper, said Paige Milch, 19, an elementary education sophomore at UF. National Geographic has inspired such environmentalism, yet they are not printing on recycled paper. Milch organized the National Geographic campaign for the UF campus through her internship with Student Public Interest Research Group. The campaign will also take place on campuses across the nation. The kickoff to the campaign will involve stations set up around campus in which students will be able to have their pictures taken within golden frames, similar to the border of the National Geographic magazine. The words Nat Geo: Practice What You Print will adorn the frames so that the message is clearly conveyed. National Geographic purchases its paper from a mill operated by Verso Paper Corp. in Maine, according to National Geographic. This mill is one of the largest contributors to the pollution of the Androscoggin River, the inspiration for the Clean Water Act, said Milch. that recycled paper is not used in the manufacturing of the magazine save for the heavier paper used for the cover. Milch said her goal is to have at least 500 students take a picture with the frame and send the photos to National Geographic to illustrate that students would like to see the magazine switch to recycled paper. Milch said she hopes that if National Geographic switches to using 30 percent postconsumer paper on average, its act will inspire other magazines to go green as well. She is already about 40 pictures closer to her goal. Amanda Cohen / AlligatorFirst-year music graduate student Don-Paul Kahl plays the saxophone at the University Auditorium Wednesday. Kahl is vying for a solo with the UF Orchestra in the UF School of Music Concerto Competition. CLARE LENNONAlligator Writer about the elections process Wednesday night for an Election Commission investigation. Senate Allocations Committee Chairman Joe Pardo. At the end of Monday nights Supreme Court hearing, the Justices instructed the Election Commission to investigate the methods. They also agreed Monday to temporar ily halt the scheduled Student Senate vote to validate the results. The Commission, led by Chairman Grant Schnell, will compile an investigation report and give it to the court by noon Saturday. The Justices decided to hold a hearing Monday. At Mondays hearing, Pardo and the orandums that suggest resolutions to the issue. The Students Partys recommendation is due 5 p.m. Sunday, and it will be sent to Pardo. Pardos recommendation is due before Mondays meeting. Each party will have 20 minutes to present arguments. regarded the possibility that student voters could have junction on Student Senate. I think that says it all, he said.Election questions presented to court MAGGIE POWERSAlligator Contributing WriterDon-Paul Kahl gasped for air. His 12 minutes were almost up. Kahl, a music performance graduate student, was one of 32 UF musicians who participated in UF School of Musics annual Concerto Competition Wednesday afternoon at the University Auditorium. The 22-year-old saxophonist competed in hopes of earning a solo in UFs upcoming or chestra performance. I dream big, Kahl said. an eager audience who paid to watch him per form. Charles W. Pickeral, director of operations at the School of Music, gave each participant 12 minutes to perform. Twenty-two undergraduate students and 10 graduate students competed. Pickeral said the competition differs from others because it showcases a variety of instruments, even though most are centered around just one. Three music teachers, two from the Univer sity of North Florida and one from the Univer sity of South Florida, judged the contestants this year. Pickeral has new judges come in each year to encourage a fair competition. These judges dont know who won last year, he said. Theyre not bringing any baggage. Although Kahl did not end up winning the competition this year that honor went to undergraduate saxophonist Joshua Bond and soprano graduate student Anna Feucht he said he still was glad he participated. When he plays the saxophone, he said, he expresses his passion by moving along with the instrument. Music is movement, Kahl said. Its a movement of air. Why shouldnt it move us?Student musicians compete at concert Its hypocritical for National Geographic to not use recycled paper. Paige Milch UF sophomoreGroup to protest National Geographic printing methodsOssip

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4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 ON CAMPUS ORIANA PAOLILLOAlligator Contributing WriterThe Swamp Bowl Flag Football Tournament is back this year with new activities and more competition. ball games but also a punt, pass and kick game and an accurate throwing competition. The tournament will take place Southwest Recreation Center courts. The bowl provides schools around the Southeast with About 50 schools from the Southeast will compete this year, compared with the 45 that competed last year, according to Marty Dempsey, coordinator of competitive sports for the Department of Recreational Sports. By participating, teams can gain leadership experience, Dempsey said. One of the main reasons [students should participate] is that they have the opportunity not only to compete but to represent the University of Florida and say that we are the best in the Southeast, he said. Brandon Morris, who has participated in the tournament for the past three years, said participants learn by playing and make long-lasting friendships. You are playing with the best of the best from southeastern schools, said Morris, a 24-year-old family youth and community sciences senior. Being in the bowl is a reality check, Morris said. You get to measure your team and realize that you might not be what you thought you were. Participants can compete on all-male, all-female or coed teams. Winners will not only receive a Swamp Bowl 2011 Championship trophy but also free entry into either the American Collegiate Intramural Sports or National Campus Championship Series tournaments. All participants can take part in the new activities free of charge, and top male and female players will receive gift Brandon Baroody, an accounting and marketing senior at the University of Central Florida, is the captain of the three-time defending mens championship team Immortals. Baroody, 26, said the atmosphere of the bowl is what he is looking forward to most. Dempsey said the bowl is Southwest Recs favorite annual event. We are looking forward to it and get pretty amped up for it, he said. edu/facilities/southwest-recreation-center.Flag football tournament to attract teams from across SoutheastAAlligator File PPhotoA lesbian couple, one in uniform, hold hands at the 2009 Gainesville Pride Festival at Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The 2011 Pride Festival will be held Oct. 22. THE FESTIVAL IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. MINA RADMANAlligator WriterThe 2011 Pride Festival will be held at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Oct. 22 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. The festival begins immediately after the Pride Parade, which is scheduled to start on University Avenue at 1 p.m. Gay pride events have been in Gainesville since 1992, according to Terry Fleming, co-president of the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida, which is hosting the festival. Its very important for the LGBT community to be visible, and thats one of the main things this is about, Fleming said. The festival began as a picnic in Westside Park before moving to the plaza in the late 1990s. Live entertainment and vendors, including food vendors, community organizations and churches from the area will all be at the plaza. There will also be a face-painting booth for children. Between 3,000 and 4,000 people attend the festival and parade each year, according to Fleming. The festival is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the City of Gainesville. LGBT folks are often mistreated against, Fleming said. There are many of us, and we are a part of every walk of life. With this, the community gets together to gain acceptance and be prideful.Gay pride fest, parade to swing by Gainesville Oct. 22 Its very important for the LGBT community to be visible, and thats one of the main things this is about.Terry Flemingco-president of the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida

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He said if an Occupy UF protest was to start, it would be at the Plaza of Americas. Students for Democratic Society protested at Tigert Hall in September against political science major. He said Occupy Gainesville is working against corruption created by corporate loans, bailouts and unreasonable interest rates. Its a nice sense of community, he said. Everyone is coming together for a common goal. Brown found out about SDS at a sumUF and said he was immediately impressed by the student group. If you are a freshman or a senior, [the tuition hike] affects everyone, he said. major, said the Occupy Gainesville movestake in. Peoples livelihoods should never be THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 Alligator File Photo four years has remained about the same, according to a report by Complete College America. UF HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF GRADUATION IN FLORIDA. MINA RADMAN Alligator Writer A national report released Tuesday shows that despite an increase in enrollment, the pertheir college degrees on time has remained about the same. The report was compiled by Complete College America, a in 2009. The report analyzed data from 33 states, including Florida, to explain how many students are completing their degrees within four years, which is considered on time. The data is broken into multiple categories, including whether students enroll part time or full time at a two-year college or a four-year university. ings, the number of students who graduate within four years at UF has increased over the past few years, said UF Provost Joseph Glover. Of the 6,749 UF freshmen in 2006, 64 percent graduated within four years, which is a sixpercentage-point increase from the 58 percent the 7,279 freshmen who graduated within four years in 2005. According to the report, of every 100 students that enroll in a public college or university, 14 will graduate within four years from a two-year college, and 24 will graduate within eight years from a four-year university. UF has the highest graduation rate in the state, with 82 percent of students graduating within six years, which is the average amount of time it takes nationally for students to graduate. Paula Pluchino, a 19-year-old aerospace engineering sophomore, doesnt think graduating within four years would be benIts important to have experiducting research, Pluchino said. That can push back my graduation date even more. She also plans to study abroad, to graduate on time. I dont like being forced to graduate on time because I want Pluchino said. Despite increased enrollment, graduation rates stay the samenew models of interdisciplinary health care techniques that optimize safety, service, outcomes and resource use. Stead was recruited to UF in 2010. She is the chief of clinical research in the College of Medicine and holds an adjunct appointment as professor of emergency medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. While at the Mayo Clinic, she developed protocols for tool kits for individual patients. These tool kits centered on patient education and advocacy. Frank Toral, who graduated from UF in 1989 with a bachelors degree in political science, donated the money through the Toral Family Foundation Professorship in Traumatic Brain Injury. Batista, Toral focuses on helping survivors of brain and spinal cord injuries negotiate with large insurance companies and major corporations. Toral is also a former president of the Brain Injury Association of America. Stead said her previous work and productivity is why the Toral Foundation chose UF. and the science will help us better to serve our victims of TBI, she said. MEDICAL, from page 1UF: Site not a conduct issuea big deal. The people in the pictures are anonymous, too, said Jeffrey Rudolph, an 18-year-old pre-pharmacy freshman. Since anyone can comment on the website, they have the ability to counteract anything they dont like. I dont see the problem. Though fraternity members are the subjects of all the scorn, the Greek community as a whole is offended. Clearly someone is very bitter if they have to tear other people down to make themselves feel better, said Chrissy McLarty, a 20-year-old telecommunication junior and member of a sorority. In response, UF has stated that it cannot take action as long as the posts remain anonymous. UF can only take action under university policy if the identity of the poster(s) is revealed. Being unkind to other people is not necessarily a violation of the student conduct code, said Mandy Hambleton, assistant director for Student Conduct that occur that arent violations of university policy. FRAT, from page 1 OCCUPY, from page 1Group will protest corruption The center will be a one-stop shop for information and resources on brain injury for victims, families, students and professionals who wish to understand more about this devastating disease.Latha Ganti Steaddoctor

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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 EditorialTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR Wednesdays question: Would you ever eat food with ghost chili pepper sauce? Todays question: Were you sad when you heard Steve Jobs died?18 TOTAL VOTES35% YES 65% NOWhy the iPhone Ire?Everyone will end up liking it anywayIf you didnt watch the unveiling of the new iPhone on Tuesday, we just have to one thing to say: Way to have a life. But the worshipers of everything Apple, who watched the press conference, ended up leaving (or more than likely just turned off their MacBook Pros) with a feeling of disappointment. Not only were fans not blown away by the new iPhone, investors were disappointed as indicated by a drop in Apples stock after the announcement. Whats wrong with Apple? The new iPhone only operates faster, has a better camera, allows syncing without being connected to a computer and includes a new voice-activated service that responds to voice commands. What year is it, 2010? Come on, Apple, get with the program. By now, iPhones should hover beside you at all times, brush your teeth, comb your hair, turn into a scooter to take you to work, be made out of unobtainium from Pandora and allow you to make phone calls without dropping a connection. Unfortunately, the world has lost Steve Jobs, a true visionary and the spiritual leader of the company. His eye was one of the keenest in the technology world which is a big reason why Apple has had so much success. May he rest in peace. mythical shoes. But will the company continue to thrive? Of course. Apple just did a poor job at over-hyping the announcement of the new iPhone. Its not the end of the world, and its cer tainly not the end of Apple. According to a commenter on the Alligator website, last weeks editorial about Facebook was an attempt by members of the Editorial Board to seek a job with Mark Zuckerburg. So, before you accuse us of trying to get a job with Apple, let us just say that our discussion of modern technology and the publics response to changes is only meant to highlight the fact that in the grand scheme of things, these technologies have completely changed the way we live. We should all cut the innovators of today and the inventors of tomorrow some slack. The producer of your touchscreen phone that plays music, allows you to surf the Internet and lets you throw infuriated While you can disagree with a new change here or there, theres no point in getting riled up about it. Chances are, in the long run, you are going to love it. Stop complaining and play some more Angry Birds.Local drivers are asking for catastropheYou guys suck. No, Im not referring to those of you who voted against a tuition hike despite the fact that you probably dont work to pay for your own tuition, and that money could have gone to restoring UFs ranking above the University of Miami. Im not talking about all the people who have been upcancer awareness month yet have never contributed a penny to promote cancer treatment research. Im not even referencing the droves of you who abandon your school spirit as soon as it becomes clear that the Gators are not the best team in the SEC. No, when I say you suck, I mean each and every last one of you. And I mean that because Gainesville is an absolutely atrocious city to drive in. Its easy to blame it on our elderly population. Its a popular stereotype for a reason. But a quick Wikipedia search reveals that only 9.8 percent of Gainesvilles population is older than the age of 65, compared to the national 12.8-per cent level. That doesnt explain it. So why, I ask you, is getting around Gainesville such a major pain in the ass? The conclusion Ive come to is that some of it (maybe a huge part of it) is the fact that Gainesville is home to some terrible, terrible drivers. If you think about it, you know who Im talking about. Theyre everywhere. I cant tell you the last time I pulled up to a light and found myself ahead of the other cars on either side of me. Thats usually not a big deal. Generally speaking, the only ill will that results from Gainesville drivers inability to stop in front of the white line is that I end up feeling slightly entire car length further ahead than I am. as physically possible. There are other noticeable problems that are far more aggravating. I cannot, for example, possibly come up with an explanation for why everyone feels the need to go 35 mph on any road with a limit of 40 mph, when those same people consistently travel 50 mph on Southwest 16th Avenue by Shands, despite the 35 mph speed limit posted there. And dont get me started on the people who pull into whatever lane they please without considering that by doing so, theyre blocking an entire line of cars who are trying to turn. You want to get north onto Southwest 34th Street from Southwest Archer Road? If its a red light, you know full well that youre going to have to cut through either the gas station or that little apartment complex directly behind it. Sure, its illegal, but the cars that decided to block the turning lane certainly dont seem to care. Heres the thing: If you guys were just bad drivers it wouldnt really be an issue. Id pity you for your incompetence. But Id get over it. What frustrates me is that I witness driving miracles on campus every damn day. Pedestrians blindly stumble into the middle of the street and can fully expect 20 cars to quickly stop and patiently wait for them to cross. Let me tell you that its not like that on other college campuses. Youd get run over at Florida State University. But here, drivers on campus consistently show that they possess the capability to be considerate and attentive. Its amazing. Its amazing because the second you turn off campus, youre thrown back into the fray of disaster and chaos. So Im going to make a proposal. All that skill and tact you show when driving on campus? If you could please, your driving elsewhere in Gainesville, then I, in turn, will never again bore you with a column dedicated to my whining about your driving. Deal? Alex Guilmartin is a psychology and pre-law senior at UF. His column appears on Thursdays. Alex Guilmartinletters@alligator.org

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 Travis Hornsby got a few things wrong about Social Security in his Monday column. He regurgitates many of the same attacks on the popular government program which, despite being disproven time and time again, come back during every Social Security debate. that Social Security has been an extraordinary burden on our the 76-year-old program has remained fairly stable throughout its existence, running surpluses, which were put in a trust fund. The issue is with abnormal the massive baby boomer generation retires it will put a strain on Social Securitys ability to mainThe second popular attack is the insistence that when Social Security was created, it was only meant to provide temporary relief at the end of a persons life, since the average life expectancy was only 66. This statistic is misleading, because the extraordinary infant mortality rates dur ing the early decades of Social Security skew life expectancy dence of Social Security based on modern life expectancy averages those on the bottom half of the income distribution, life expectancy after retirement has hardly increased at all. This is especially true for lowerto middle-income Americans, many of whom occupy more labor-intensive jobs. For the last 76 years, Social Security has been there to provide to American workers who have given so much. Amid an era of growing inequality and uncer tainty, we should be forthright in defending the things our govmon man. Ford Dwyer is a political science and history junior at UF. He is the editorial director of the UF College Democrats.Columnist loses an old debateGuest columnFord DwyerSpeaking Out M group loans to poor people in poor you ask, either the latest way for western capitalists to exploit third world laborers or the miracle cure that will allow the worlds poorest citizens to successfully run their own businesses and work their way out of poverty. The government of Andhra Pradesh, the Indian state where I spent the better part of last summer, clearly agrees with the former view. In 2007, after a spate of farmer suicides, the government nearly wiped out the states entire nance, on the other hand, clearly believe that met many people who sincerely believed that ing other important problems unaddressed. claim. First, I do not accept the implicit premise that small businesses represent the way out of deprivation for the majority of the worlds ing is structured in a way that is of little use to people who wish to start new and innovative businesses. In Andhra Pradesh, small, family-owned shops are a dime a dozen: Drive down any major road and youll probably see at least one every hundred yards. During my time in India, none of the small-business owners whom I comparable daily laborers. Economic studies done in this part of India have shown that the average owner-operator of one of these businesses earns less than the minimum wage. Most of these small business owners are running small businesses because they have no alternatives, not because they are somehow more entrepreneurial than the citizens of developed countries. If given the choice, many small business owners would rather be working in a stable, wage-paying job than running their own businesses. The owner-operator of a small business earning employee, on the other hand, has sigincome and employment. Even if small businesses were a feasible to properly support these endeavors. Traditional loans to the poor are very risky and time-consuming from the lenders per spective. group of borrowers is usually responsible for the repayment of every individuals loan. This rigidity is not well-suited to entrepreneurship, Jonathan Pedde writes for The Dartmouth at Dartmouth College.Guest columnJonathan PeddeUWire Speak up for your rightsBy now, youve probably heard about the Student Government elections scandal that Ive come to call votergate. In short, hundreds of voters were prompted to vote in a district they muter students district, which was uncontested in the election. tion, 491 ballots were cast in District E, or 92 percent of the votes in that district. lots, or 8 percent of the votes, were cast in the remaining 80 percent of the election. All in all, 723 percent more ballots were cast in District E this year, which I again remind you is the district of commuter students and had only one uncontested candidate on the ballot. It is impossible to look at those numbers and say that there isnt a problem, but that is exactly what the Unite Party has done. Its members and that the outcome was fair. This is obviously not the case. When members of the Students Party called for an investigation, the Unite Party opposed it at every turn. In fact, it was arguing against the investigation at Mondays UF Supreme Court hearing until the very end and then turned around and called it an appropriate measure after the Court ruled against Unite. Im sure when it goes back to opposing a new, fair election after the investigation is concluded. Its up to you, the students, to gotten more and more corrupt since nally time to tell them that enough is enough. Dont let these SG/Unite If you experienced any problem voting or if you believe your ballot was cast in the wrong district, the Students Party is actively working to restore your right to a fair election. Please, as we continue our investigation, email me with any information regarding issues with the election at jonathan@ufstudents.org. Jonathan Ossip Students Party member Stearns dragging his feet One week after postal workers rallied in Support of HR 1351, Rep. Clifford Stearns has not signed on as a co-sponsor of this bill. As Stearns has claimed to be a proponent of creating good jobs, his failure to support this bill is to the detriment of 100,000 service jobs. The United States Postal Service operates on zero tax-payer dollars and solely on the sale of postage and other services, so any claim of a bailout is a clear falsehood. Because the congressman has always been an advocate for military veterans, the veterans at the USPS are curious as to why he is not supporting them. stability to the USPS and prove that over-payments to the pension funds are real, and the service is in no "criover the last four years, even in the midst of a recession. HR 1351 now has 222 co-sponsors, and it is a bi-partisan group, and over 50 percent of the House. Stearns' absence from this 222 is startling. Brian O'Neill President North Central Florida Area Local American Postal Workers Union AFLCIO Al-Awlaki forfeited his rightsInternational terrorists raise new questions to international and domestic law, an area in which I have absolutely no credentials. It seems, however, that when a person kills and plans to kill across international boundaries, brags about that killing, lives in a country without a fully functioning government and bears no allegiance to that country or any other, then he has for feited the legal rights provided to citizens of most countries. Historically these people were considered pirates and were killed when caught. Had al-Awlaki been in a country with an effective law enforcement agency, the U.S. could have requested extradition. Living in Yemen, he (probably intentionally) denied the U.S. that option. 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theAvenue THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE This Weeks Blog Roundup Check out this weeks Alligator Blogs for surprising factors for school success (not just studying and taking tests well) and fun things to do in Baton Rouge and New Orleans this weekend. Visit alligator.org/blogs. Twit Pick @rainnwilson: Bought the entire @ MarcAnthony collection from Kohls for my sleazy, latin alter-ego, Tuco. Head online so the Avenue can give you the downlow on the recent changes to Facebook (Havent you updated your status about it enough?) Matt Hoyle / Alligator Comedic Relief Blake Anderson, Anders Holm and Adam DeVine star in Comedy Centrals Workaholics. Check out what the cast unveiled to the Avenue inside on page 10. SAPHIRA LAZARREAvenue Writer With acts including a human pincushion, glass-walker and -eater, a dience will be no less than intrigued by Mr. Blanks Weird & Wandering Sideshow. Tonight, Mr. Blanks Weird & Wandering Sideshow will be making its way to Gainesville. The show will take place downtown at The Laboratory, 818 W University Ave. The event is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Since today is recognized as Mad Hatter Day, audience members are asked to dress the part. Ringleader and show director, Mux Blank, 36, of Athens, Ga., described the show as a slightly improvised multimedia music and performance piece. Some consider the show a modern-day mix between HBOs Carnivale and Ripleys Believe It or Not! Blank said that every show is different because the performers tend to feed off of the audiences energy to gauge which pieces to use. My show is one of oddities and amazing performances, Blank said. Its theater of the odd, weird and magical. Its a mix of carnival, circus and sideshow. The term sideshow describes strange acts of human peculiarities, museum pieces, small performances and solo performers as a subset of a larger show. However, in the case of Blanks presentation, the sideshows are the main attraction. The troupe originates from a larger group, Mr. Blanks Carnivale of Black Hearts, based in Athens, Ga. All of our guys have dedication said. Thats what keeps our shows interesting. The core members perform acts that range from belly dancing to juggling and specialize in death-defying acts. Blank mentioned that although the shows are meant to be anything Some of the acts we perform can be very, very dangerous if done wrong, Blank said. For the rest of this story, vist alligator.org/the_avenue.Tonights sideshow will present mix of oddities Craig Gum / Alligator Blanks show will be performed tonight at 9 at The Laboratory. CHRIS ALCANTARAAvenue WriterHave you ever wondered what would happen if you were to take the vocals from one song and combine them with the instrumentals of another? Well, Chicago-based production duo The Hood Internet has become a master in the art of creating mashups and will be showcasing its talent in Gainesville next week. Sharing the stage with Nicos Gun, Bang Bang Boom and Cassolette, The Hood Internet will be performing for a live audience at Double Down Live at 210 SW Second Ave. on Oct. 12. one half of the duo. And were looking for ward to playing again here. The Hood Internet, composed of Aaron Brink (aka ABX) and Steve Reidell (aka STV SLV), is a well-known production group that specializes in the combination and mixing of hip-hop instrumentals with indie rock vocals, and vice versa, to create unique and original songs known as mashups. Since the groups formation in 2007, The Hood Internet has released seven mixtapes, as well as hundreds of free-to-download singles that can be found on the groups website at thehoodinternet.com. One of the most notable singles released by The Hood Internet includes its mashing of the Beastie Boys Shake Your Rump with Matt & Kims Good Ol Fashion Nightmare. The end result, titled Good Ol Fashion Rump Shaker, is an upbeat jam that keeps your head nodding while listening to the booming voice of the Beastie Boys rap over the instrumentals of Matt & Kim. For the The Hood Internets Gainesville appearance, Grooveshark and Garage Mahal will be sponsoring the show. We chose to have [The Hood Internet] play Double Down Indie rock and hip-hop mashup duo coming to Gainesville SEE HOOD, Pag AGE 9Reidell music

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Live because weve been a fan of the venue since the Common Grounds and Covered Dish days, said Vishal Agarwala, director of sponsorship and events at Grooveshark. As for The Hood Internets set list at Double Down Live, Reidell said Brink and he will be playing a selection of songs from the past four-and-a-half years. Doors for the show will open at 9 p.m. with a starting time at 10 p.m. Tickets are $9 in advance or $15 at the door and are available for purchase online at TicketWeb.com. The show is for those 18 and older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9 KATE FELDMANAvenue WriterJust a few weeks after what would have been The Muppets creator Jim Hensons 75th birthday, his son, Brian, is taking to the road with an uncensored improvisation comedy show, complete with puppets. Henson Alternative Stuffed and Unstrung, created in 2005 by Brian Henson and Patrick Bristow, is described on its website as a live, outrageous, comedy, variety show for adults only. Six puppeteers perform on stage with 80 puppets, called Miskreant Puppets, broadcast to the audience on two large screens. On stage, the audience sees the actors and puppets, but the television screens show only the puppets. The cast weve put together are all such pros, such top-notch improvisers and puppeteers, Bristow said. Every time we per form is completely and utterly different. We want a fresh, unique, living show thats just a little nerve-racking. There are no age restrictions, but the per formance can be offensive and dark at times, so the audience is warned to be prepared. Improv isnt about being funny, said Liz Anderson, president of UF Theatre Strike Force. Its about being interesting and realfun and making it a performance. Bristow, who describes his emcee role as the bridge between the audience and the puppeteers, said that part of the appeal of Stuffed and Unstrung comes from the brand name itself. completely interested, said Michael Blachly, University of Florida Performing Arts director. Its ideal for a student population who grew up knowing The Muppets. Its a mature look at puppets. The show was named one of Entertainment Weeklys Top 10 Best Stage Shows of 2010, and the Miskreant Puppets most recently appeared at the 2011 Grammy Awards show, performing Forget You with Cee Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow. Stuffed and Unstrung will take place Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center. Student tickets are $15 for any seat in the house, and non-student tickets range from $25 to $45. Tickets can be purchased by calling 352392-2787 or going to ticketmaster.com.Muppets creators son brings improv puppet show to townCarol Rosegg / Alligator Puppeteers Julianne Buescher, left, and Colleen Smith perform on stage with their puppets in Henson Alternative Stuffed and Unstrung. Courtesy to the Alligator The Hood Internet, a duo specializing in mashups of hip-hop and indie rock, will be performing Oct. 12 at the Double Down Live. The Hood Internet will perform locally next week HOOD, from page 9 ERICA A. HERNANDEZAvenue WriterTea has a whole new appeal. Gone are the days of high-noon tea at the Four Seasons. Say goodbye to Earl Grey and Tazo; you will not be seeing any of them in the new clique of gourmet teas. Bubble tea gives a nod to its old-fashioned predecessor in its cup of tea. Bubble tea, or boba tea, is in essence iced tea with tapioca pearls and possibly correctly, the ever-familiar starch, tapioca, is what makes this tea special. But these pearls, often referred to as bobas or bubbles, are not just plain tapioca. The pearls are cooked to chewy perfection and usually sweetened with brown sugar or honey to give them their sweet syrupy outer shell. If this description is not enough to convince you of bubble teas awesomeness, then the 1. Basically there are gummy bears in your tea. That may not sound too appetizing, but believe me it is. Id describe tapioca pearls as chewy gummies. It is its own thing, said Jon Huang, Lollicup employee of three years and bubble tea maker. 2 Its a healthier alternative to sodas and other beverages. Tea is naturally rich in antioxidants and vitamins key word here being natural unlike other beverages that are enhanced with chemicals and protein. 3. It comes with a warning. Most bubble teas are served in cups that read: Please drink carefully to avoid choking on the boba. You know a drink is boss when it comes with a warning. cious. My favorite combination is taro with mango and pearls, senior Corinne Oliphant said. Flavor combinations range from red tea and green apple to the milky royal 5. Its a fun drink. How often can that be said of a non-alcoholic drink? Beside looking cool, it comes with a vacuum seal that covers the entire drink and then a giant straw pokes through itit is a novelty. Drinking this will bring you back to the days of cotton candy and pixie sticks. The price tag on these drinks will not leave your wallet fat, but it wont break the bank either. One regular-sized tea with pearls and an added back about $3.75, but its worth every penny. Five reasons why youll fall in love with a glass of bubble tea Bento Cafe Blue: 3832 W Newberry Rd. Red: 3418 SW Archer Rd. Lollicup 3550 SW 34th St.

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ALYSSA HOLCOMBAvenue Writer Hair regimens, hard partying and Pierce Brosnan oh my! Comedy Centrals Workaholics, starring Adam DeVine, Anders Holm and Blake Ander son of the group Mail Order Comedy, seem to perfect the hungover persona theyre practically the same. The Avenue got the opportunity to participate in a phone conference call learned a thing or three. The Secret to Luscious Locks hair, also says there is a secret to keeping his locks luscious. I think at some point I did have may have had some effect on the hair on my head though. But other than that, its and then let it dry via driving around in my Jeep. Same Comedy, Same Setting, Different tral Tuesday nights at 10:30, there is a check, the director] lets us come off the and they love to use staplers, Holm explained. Unlike other sketch comedies sticking to a strict comedic formula, the guys from Jackass. Pop Culture at its Best and Worst As for pop culture, the Holics seem to Amy Winehouses death at this years didnt care. died during Comic-Con, and thats our Whether its pop singers or perfect hair, the Workaholics exemplify the typical college lifestyle: partying hard and Tosh.0. 10, ALLIGATOR ERICA A. HERNANDEZAvenue Writer vous Wreckords, The Knocks, sengers to live performances throughout the trip. entertainment on this cruise, guests can compete sing at an s-themed prom night and compare The Weezer Cruise: Not your average experience at seaRivers Cuomo lead vocalist, Weezer Matt Hoyle / Alligator Anders Holm, Adam DeVine and Blake Anderson are the hard partying, 9-to5-working post-college graduates in Comedy Centrals Workaholics.Cast of show Workaholics gets candid on tv

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11 10 COMEDIES THATLL GIVE YOU YOUR DOSE Animal House Friday The Hangover Coming to America Step Brothers Wedding Crashers Borat The 40-Year-Old Virgin American Pie Grandmas Boy ARYANNA HARRELLAvenue WriterIts no secret that having a good laugh from time to time can help lighten your mood and make you feel a little better if not at least for that moment. Not only can it make you feel better, but it also helps increase your tolerance for pain. In a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Oxford and published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, laughter was found to be the best medicine for pain. The physical motions involved in laughing trigger the release of endorphins, which manage pain and promote feelings of well being and can act as painkillers in our bodies. Paul Schauble, Ph.D. psychologist at UF, said he believes that laughter is a healthy and necessary process that is a powerful means of dealing with pain and other discomfort. Being under stress and anxiety is not good for the immune system, Schauble said. When we laugh, that tension is released emotionally and physically, and we gain a different perspective on something that may have otherwise been alarming. In one of the experiments conducted, researchers split volunteers into two groups. One group was shown 15 minutes of comedy, such as Friends and the other was shown boring material, like golf. At the end of the trial, those shown 15 minutes of comedy increased their pain threshold by about 10 percent, according to BBC News. The laughter measured in this study wasnt just any kind of laughter, though. In order for laughter to really work as a medicine, one must engage in involuntary, full-belly laughter that creases the eyes. Those that did not engage in results. So, next time youre feeling down, laugh until it hurts, or until you fall off of your dinosaur. Laughter found to be best medicine for pain

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12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 He Says She Says Thankfully, the relationship gods have smiled on me when it comes to Wesley Homenda, a 20-yearold at the University of South Florida, had a particularly rough out at a club with a girl he had When he picked her up at her The second they reached the club she disappeared into Wes didnt see her again unhanging all over another guy and asking for a ride to her girlShe promised Wes her friend was having a rough night and too disappointed to care, agreed even the icing on the heartbreak saw the guy from the club anWhile a club may not be the experience everyone can learn landed the date with the person of your dreams doesnt mean its going to saying be judgmental or skeptical, just make sure you know the true character of the person before you let your interested in you as you are in Oh, and dont take a girl to a JACOB ROMOSERW He was a super good-looking law student with a wicked sense of humor, who also shared my love for frothy Only this time, Hugh wasnt as Sure he was hot, but his per sonality reminded me of a block On paper, our date may have been considered decent, but a guileless critic could have easily graded the connection on this As Hugh was driving me home, we had the misfortune of getting less, big-city, bumper-to-bumper Our conversation dwindling, that the crimson tide (keyword: There was no hiding this mess, best thing to do was clue him into Ladies and gentlemen, lesson learned: Never date a guy named KAY BEA

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Call 372-7111 12-7-11-74-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4s Only $409 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 12-7-74-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 12-7-11-74-2 Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 12-7-11-74-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 12-7-11-74-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 1BRs $425-495 2BR/1.5BA, W/D $580 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-7-11-74-2 !! LIVE LIFE ON THE BOARDWALK !! 1/1 Flats & Cool Lofts! 2/2s and 3/2s Pets Loved! Pools Cardio Tanning Tennis Washer/Dryers HUGE Floor Plans! 377-7401 BoardwalkApt.com 12-7-11-74-2 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publication days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be given after placing the ad. Corrections called in Customer error or changes: Online:

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14, ALLIGATOR 3/2 House Available Immediately Near Law School, Shopping, Restaurants Free UF Parking! 352.371.7777 12-7-11-74-2 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $869 Patio and Storage Closet Call 352-372-8100 12-7-11-74-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 12-7-11-74-2 SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD Plasma TV for new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 12-7-11-74-2 3bedroom $509/person All inclusive townhome with everything included! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/dryer. The Laurels Apts. Call now: 352-335-4455 12-7-11-74-2 NEED A RENTAL? CHECK OUT THESE DEALSBrowse our website. www.trend4rent.com Call 352-375-7104 today! 12-7-74-2 Post Apartments1br apts in a quiet n'hood near campus/downtown; some utils incl. 1825 NW 10th St. Pvt. patio w/ lock gate, green space, big trees. $499 1700 SW 16th Ct. 1 block from Shands. $549-$599. postj@bellsouth.net 376-0080, 284-3873. 12-7-11-74-2 HOUSES FOR AUGUST BIKE TO UF 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, $1000 4/2 in NW $1300. Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-7-11-74-2 Roommates a Hassle? Move into your own downtown apt! www.ArlingtonSquare.org Studios and 1Bdrms starting at $599! Check availability now! 338-0002 12-7-11-74-2 3BR, 2BA, Condo Unit, Ground Floor, Kitchen & living area; Swimming pool & tennis courts; The Sparrow; $700.00 per month. Call Cristen at 352-514-6222 10-17-1140-2 Near UF Campus The Baxter House Historic spacious 2 story brick, 4BR/2BA. Custom built with many beautiful, unique features; all the amenities NPets, NS, $1800/ month obo + util. Call 275 1259 10-10-1135-2 2BR/1BA Cent heat mobile home. Shady lot, laundry room. From $290 to $400/mo. Includes water. No pets. 1st month half price! Vacant lots also available. 4546 NW 13th St. 376-5887 10-31-46-2 The Polos1 Month FREE or FREE Cable1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartments Move in by September 15th 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 12-7-11-68-2 GIGANTIC 4BR/2BA HOUSE 2 blks to UF/ Sorority/Norman/Shands area. Dining rm, remodeled baths, cent AC/heat, new wd flrs, W/D, DW. Pets ok. Parking! Was $2400 reduced to $1780 OBO. 352-665-8166 lv msg. 10-25-11-30-2 1BR/1BA Apt,. Large screened-in porch, W/D hook-up. Pets ok. Monthly rent $499. Sec Dep $499. Near Shands & Vet school, 3300 SW 23rd St. Apts #2. Please call 352371-3473 10-31-11-33-2 2BR2BA HOUSE, w/carport, W/D hk-ups. Pet ok. $750/mo 1BR/1BA APT Pet ok. $475/mo. Call 352-332-8481 or 352-359-1644 10-1411-20-2 ATTN: UF and Shands Employees 2 BR 1 Bath homes in Gainesville. Spacious fenced-in yards, bring your pets! Brand new energy upgrades. $570-$660/mo Near 6th St. on 39th Ave. 336-9477 10-17-25-2 MOBILE HOMES AS LOW AS $500 DOWN We Finance Payments as low as $425./mo Nice, quiet community near airport. Buy now sell after you graduate! Lamplighter MHC 352-372-4207 www.mhcomm.com 10-6-11-1-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com 538-1550 11-2-11-20-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Call 373-FIND. IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 12-7-74-4SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $650/mo. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 10-1211-87-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-7-74-5 FORE SALE: 2002 CELEBRITY MOBILE HOME. 14 X 40, 1BR/1BA. Screened porch. Excellent condition. Need to sell. $8500/negotiable. Call 352-336-5013 10-12-5-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-7-11-74-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-7-11-74-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-7-11-74-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 12-7-74-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-7-74-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 12-7-74-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-7-74-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-7-11-74-6

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ALLIGATORBED SET TWIN $49 FULL $69 QUEEN $89 KING $99 352-376-0953 4390 SW 20TH AVE 10-611-30-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig. Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-7-70-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 12-7-11-74-10 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway... bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 12-7-10-74-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 12-7-74-10 MUSIC STORE NEAR UF-Buy-Sell-Trade@ Discounts We also offer music classes in all instruments & dance. We are the only charitable music & dance school. Scholarships available. studiopercussion.org 352-338-8302 10-20-20-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 12-774-11 12-7-11-74-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 12-7-11-74-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 12-7-11-74-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 12-7-11-74-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 12-7-74-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 12-7-1174-12 I BUY CARS & TRUCKSCall Anytime 352-339-515810-31-11-42-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECKS!!!! 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECKS CASH VEHICLES $999 & UP! 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 92 EAGLE TALON $999 89 FORD BRONCO $999 94 FORD TAURUS $999 96 HONDA ACCORD $1499 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 96 CADILLAC DEVILLE $1999 95 NISSAN 200SX $1999 98 FORD F250 $2500 02 CHEVY BLAZER $4999 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 96 TOYOTA CAMRY $1999 98 PONTIAC GRAND AM $1999 01 DODGE NEON $1999 00 OLDS ALERO $2500 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES CERTIFIED USED VEHICLES NO CREDIT CHECK MOVE VEHICLES $500 & UP! 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8900 04 HONDA ACCORD $8999 03 MITS ECLIPSE $7999 05 TOYOTA CAMRY $10999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 07 SUZUKI VITARA $12999 04 HONDA ODYSSEY $9999 05 SUZUKI XLT $9999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 12-7-74-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-7-74-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 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 responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-7-11-74-14 TUTORS NEEDED 1-on-1 tutoring at-risk K-12th grade students. $10/hr. 1-4 afternoons/wk. 15-20 min drive from campus. UF Fed Wk Study Permit req for emp. Volunteers welcome. Contact Sally at st23@cox.net 1012-11-35-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 12-7-1174-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-1226 sandysresale.com 12-7-11-74-14

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16, ALLIGATOR Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie, punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752 12-7-74-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 127-11-73-14 Earn $1000-$3200 per month to drive our cars with ads. www.FreeCarJobs.com 11-18-11-57-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS! Do you want to quit smoking? Smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 10-12-20-14 The Smartphone Club needs data entry workers to help update our membership list. Must be able to work at home online without any supervision. Guaranteed pay for Guaranteed work. www.thesmartphoneclub.com/Colleges/FL 10-25-11-25-14 Sanctuary needs a hard working, dependable person to care for rescued farm animals & advocate a plant based diet. Able to lift 50lbs, work outside, some computer work. www.rooterville.org, emails pls. 10-10-11-7-14 WAITPERSON NEEDEDSawamura Japanese Steakhouse. Apply from 2:30 4pm at 1624 SW 13th St. No calls please. 10-7-5-14 PERSONAL ELF WANTED 10-12 hrs/wk! Job includes everything from ironing to cleaning toilets. Work independently while listening to iPod. If you are honest, dependable, & hardworking call 352-416-0014. Students only. 10-6-11-4-14 MOVIE EXTRASTo stand in the background for a major film. Experience not required. Earn up to $300/ day. All looks needed. 877-568-7065 1031-11-20-14Website Design Paid Internshipwith small publishing company in Alachua. $11.00/hr, 8 hrs/wk. Send resume to biopressinfo@gmail.com. 10-13-11-7-14 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 12-7-74-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 12-7-11-74-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 12-7-74-15 www.UFMoverGuys.comLicensed & Insured Last Minute Specials Loading & Unloading Full-Service Mover. 352-222-0211. FL Movers Reg No IM1847 12-7-11-74-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-25-74 15 Need An Epic Photographer?Weddings Events Portraits Slideshows Gator Alum, hrly chg. You keep the digital files www.mizdigital.com 352-672-5206 12-7-78-15 Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS) $99 and Basic Life Support (BLS)$35. Classes run continuously to fit your schedule. American Heart Association Card issued. Call Cardiac One at 352-494-4217. 10-1411-30-15 Fiddle, Guitar & Mandolin LessonsVarious styles. Contact Alan Stowell 3729248 or 262-0171 10-11-10-15 MATH TUTORFirst hour FREE. 11 years experience. Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582 10-11-10-15 INSURANCE WE REPRESENT OVER 100 COMPANIES. HOME, AUTO, LIABILITY. WHY PAY MORE? www.sunshinestateinsurance.com Trusted Choice Agency 352-371-9696 119-11-30-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) All Womens Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 12-7-74-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 12-7-74-16 A Woman's Answer Medical Center Think you might be pregnant? Testing, confidential advising Referrals 352-376-2716 12-7-11-74-16 Unplanned Pregnancy? Consider Adoption. Living, Medical & Counseling Expenses Paid. Private & Confidential. Call Atty. Ellen Kaplan 1-877-341-1309 (FL Bar #0875228) 10-19-11-100-16 THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) Peer-to-Peer ProgramA FREE 10-week recovery education course for adults living with mental illness who would like to achieve and maintain wellness. NAMIcertified Peer Mentors who are successfully managing their own conditions teach the course. We meet once per week for two hours, and use a combination of lecture and interactive exercises in a confidential setting. Each participant receives materials related to course topics, such as mental illness and the brain, coping skills, decision-making tools, and relapse prevention. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Classes begin January 25, 2012. For more information, contact the NAMI information line at (352) 374-5600 ext 8322, or email info@namigainesville.org www.namigainesville.org/P2P_Gville_Site.htm 10-14-10-16 ADOPTION. Choose a loving & secure family waiting to adopt. Living & medical expenses paid. Updates on your child. Call 24hr/7day. 1-800-280-6155. Amy Eichman(Bar#830011) 11-14-11-3016 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee)Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 12-7-74-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love Your roommate hasnt done the dishes in How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Short haired black male cat, adorable grin! Friendly, loving, easy to get along with. Neutered, tested, vaccines current. Will microchip with placement. Free to a good home! Questions or pics: mandy.e.adams@hotmail.com 10-6-11-524 Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND. IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKETEvery Sat & Sun Hwy 30115 min from Gainesville 468-2255 12-7-141-21 SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTSOpen To Public We-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 12-7-10-74-21 Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 12-7-74-21 MCINTOSHWORLD.COM... A boutique, KEY WEST 1970's style. We got it all for you, from all the world, imports you can believe in. Clothes, Gifts, Art, Books, Music, Plants... Hwy 441S.... 15 min that could change you. 10-26-31-21

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Orange and Blue DebutAlready looking forward to next season? Florida announced Wednesday that next years spring game will take place on Saturday, April 7. The PodcastWith a road trip to Baton Rouge, La., coming up this Friday, the usual alligatorSports podcast with host Greg Luca will hit the Internet today. Make sure you check it out on our website or subscribe on iTunes. Will Muschamp called LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu a ballhawk, as the sophomore has forced multiple turnovers. See Story, Page 19. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffCoach Will Muschamp said Wednesday that freshman quarterback Jacoby Brissett would be the backup if Jeff Driskel starts. END OF GREGULATIONOn the surface, Jeff Driskel seems like the obvious choice to start in place of John Brantley. He came to UF as Rivals.coms No. 1 quarterback, and has had a stranglehold on the backup role since the second week of fall camp. He is the only Gators quarterback other than Brantley to attempt a pass this year and seems to be UFs future at the position. But Saturday is a little too soon, and thats why the Gators need to start Tyler Murphy. It has got nothing to do with Murphys ability. Driskel is by far the better player and a superior athlete with more in-game experience. But you dont throw your king against the ace, you save it for the best opportunity. For Driskel, that starts next week at Auburn. Thats where hell get to learn the ropes and practice for his future. Sending Driskel to Baton Rouge, La., to get eaten alive by the Tigers is not whats best for the future of UFs program. The LSU defense has all the talent necessary to give Driskel With guys like Morris Claiborne, Tyrann Mathieu, Tharold Simon, Lardarius Stimpson and Barkevious Mingo (only one of those names is fake), LSU is going to harass Driskel and pound him into submission. Beyond the obvious injury risk, who knows what a beatdown in Death Valley would do to Driskels In four appearances this season, hes 7 of 16 for 73 yards and two interceptions. This isnt nearly a large enough sample size to judge his skills, but it certainly doesnt bode well for Saturday. And Im not the only one who knows it. LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis has watched the same games we have, and he learned last weekend how easy it is to give UFs offensive line trouble with a few secondand third-level blitzers. And his unit is even faster than the one Alabama brought to The Swamp. LSUs run defense touts a No. 3 national ranking despite facing one of the toughest schedules in the country. The Tigers held Oregon, last years No. 1 offense at 531 yards per game, to just 335 total yards, including only 95 on the ground. If Driskel has to endure a Gators should start Murphy, not risk Driskels developmentseeSEE GREG, Page AGE 20 TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer Jacoby Brissett has come a long way in a short time. After the freshman entered training camp buried on Floridas depth chart at quarterback, coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday that Brissett would be the backup Saturday against No. 1 LSU if fellow freshman Jeff Driskel were to start. Its quite a jump for Brissett, who was behind Driskel and redshirt freshman Tyler Murphy after the two competed in spring practice as well as the spring game in April. While Driskel, the nations top-rated passer coming out of high school last year, enrolled early at Florida in January to get a head start on learning offensive coordinator Charlie Weis offense, Brissett was still weighing his college options. Weis personally recruited Brissett, who was also considering offers from Miami, Washington and Wisconsin. It wasnt until two days after National Signing Day that Brissett committed to Florida, against his mothers wishes. Brissett, the nations No. 3 dual-threat quarterback according to Rivals.com, completed his senior year of high school at Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer High before coming to Gainesville in the summer. That put him at a disadvantage against the other two quarterbacks vying for time behind incumbent starter John Brantley. The only reason why Jacoby hasnt been a factor at this point is only because he came here in the summer time, Weis said Tuesday. He had to play catch-up over the other guys. The other guys were here in the spring when we put everything in; thats the only thing thats kept Jacoby from being possibly the second guy in. But in his short time with the Gators, Brissett has made strides in practice. Wide receiver Frankie Hammond believes the freshman has caught up to Driskel and Murphy in terms of comfort with the offense, and Hammond said Brissett actually has the advantage when it Brissett climbing QB depth chartseeSEE QuarterbaUARTERBA CK, Page AGE 20 TYLER JETTAlligator Staff Writer Floridas defensive line has struggled to pressure quarterbacks this year, and the unit will face its stiffest test yet Saturday. LSU has allowed only three sacks this season, the fewest in the Southeastern Conference. Gators rarely pressured Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron last week. Florida failed to record a sack, and while McCarrons numbers were pedestrian (12 of 25, 140 yards), the quarterback completed passes on third downs to move the chains four times Saturday. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said the Tigers often use seven blockers on pass plays, keeping a tight end and running back in to protect quarterback Jarrett Lee. Theyre playing well as a unit, Quinn said of the LSU offensive line. Its an experienced group coming back. Its a function of those two things: an experienced club along with help from the outside guys. While Lee ranks ninth in the SEC with 158.6 passFlorida pass rush facing SECs top offensive lineseeSEE NOTEBOOKK, Page AGE 20 Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca Weis [LSUs offensive line is] playing well as a unit. Its an experienced group coming back.Dan QuinnUF defensive coordinator

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18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer It has become increasingly clear this season why Floridas Erika Tymrak and Auburn midSoutheastern Conferences lone representatives on the U.S. U23 national team this summer. Both, in their own way, have been nearly unstoppable for their teams. Some people say we have similar traits, Tymrak said. Were both very technical, but at the same time, were different. Shes more of a playmaker I feel like. I tend to dribble more and go at people. Almost midway through the SEC table, Tymrak is tied for a league-best nine goals a career high with four assists. Frier son, a senior, is the SEC assists leader with nine dimes on the year and three goals. In the pursuit of slowing down Tymraks average of 1.69 points per game, most teams have resorted to levying a steady stream at times the cheap shots and rough play have frustrated her, Tymrak has kept her cool. If somebody tries to foul me, I try to shy away from the play a little bit, maybe play 1-2 touch and when theyre not expecting it, go after them again, she said. With Frierson and Auburn coming to Gainesville this Friday, Tymrak will likely see more of the same looks from the opposition. The Tigers have an SEC-worst 163 fouls on the season, an aver age of 13.58 a game. Their 13 yellow cards through 12 matches are also a league-high. Florida, on the other hand, rarely gets into the kind of foul trouble as Auburn, with 38 fewer fouls on the year and only three yellows. The Gators strategy to prevent Frierson from distributing to her teammates will have to come another way. all you want, but unless you have the ability to shut that player down, they can be unpredictable, Tymrak said. My coach always likes to compare it to (Barcelona striker Lionel) Messi. The defenders know what hes going to do, but he still gets by the person. Williamson pointed to the back lines ability to regularly pressure deep into the other teams half as a way to simply keep possession Frierson. Williamson and the defense used the same strategy to hold the Hunyadi, without a point after she scored two goals and two assists in her previous two games. We make it hard for players to zip the ball through us in or Williamson said. As a team, not only the back line, we did a really good job closing them quickly so they dont get chances. With a chance to move past Auburn into sole possession of second place in the SEC, UF coach Becky Burleigh said the team also has the advantage of not having to travel for both Fridays match and an Oct. 23 tilt against leagueleader LSU. The Gators havent lost at home in conference play since 2006, and they must keep Frierson in check to extend that streak. Theyve got one of the best Burleigh said. We respect the heck out of her, and theyve always played well against us. I dont remember very many easy games against Auburn. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 19 Alligator File PhotoLSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (14) has forced four fumbles this season the same number as Floridas entire defense. Mathieu returned two of those fumbles for touchdowns. There are plenty of questions surrounding the Gators this week as they head in to Death Valley to take on No. 1 LSU. Who will start at quarterback? Will Florida be able to establish the run? How will the defense respond after last weeks beating? Naturally, none of those are questions you submitted. Do yall think its time to start rethinking the Muschamp thing if we lose two straight? #Panic Absolutely. First of all, theres no if about it. Florida will lose to LSU on Saturday. And when Will Muschamp steps up to the mic after the game and says, We got beat by a better team, again, reporters like us will be asking him how it feels to be sitting on the hot seat. The Gator Nation doesnt deserve this. All the loyal fans that come to games early and dont leave every time. Every season should end with Muschamp holding up the coach in the toughest conference in the nation. Weve already started the website. Tell your friends.  FireCoachBoom.com. #Sarcasm.  If the Gators had to turn to one lineman at quarterback (and dont rule it out!), who would be the best at it? You always seem to hit us with the random, lighthearted questions that really make us think. This one falls into that category, and we appreciate it. After some serious consideration, the Gators should turn to left tackle Xavier Nixon when they get absolutely decimated at quarterback. Nixon is easily the most athletic of the teams linemen, and if it comes down to it, Florida is going to need to turn to its best athlete to run the offense. In the offseason, Nixon dropped 55 pounds and no one is quite sure why but he regained it and is back to a svelte 292. Still, he has shown the ability to slim down if need be. Imagine a 237-pound Nixon running Floridas offense. It would be glorious. After back-to-back blowout losses to far superior teams, will these guys pack it in? How likely is a 0-4 spurt? While a 0-4 spurt isnt completely out of the question, it wont happen because the Gators packed it in. Muschamp and offensive coordinator Charlie Weis are serious motivators. Theyve also been around the block a few times. Responding to adversity is part of the job, and its also part of the reason both of them have been successful at every stop along their coaching trail. Alabama, LSU, and maybe even Auburn and Georgia, are better teams this year, and losing games to them is not an indictment of the Gators toughness or mentality.  I asked for long passes and Weis answered. Now how about running backs Mike Gillislee and Mack Brown getting more play time? Weis is obviously a man of the people (and an avid alligatorSports reader), but we dont think youll be seeing too much of Gillislee and Brown this weekend. Weis loves Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps his rug rats and they are Floridas best two weapons on offense, so dont expect the Gators to venture from the norm. However, if you follow the logic of one of our writers, Florida should just start backups because the team doesnt have a chance in Death Valley. If thats the case, expect a lot of Gillislee and Brown. (Chris Leak led Florida to a road win against an undefeated LSU team in 2003). Can lightning strike twice? We know this is the easy answer, but no, it cannot. Lightning never strikes twice, or so they say. This weekend in Death Valley will be no different. Whether Florida starts Jeff Driskel, Jacoby Brissett or even Tyler Murphy, as one of our columnists contests the Gators should, the chances of Florida leaving Baton Rouge, La., with a win courtesy of a freshman quarterback like it did in 2003 are very slim. Driskel and Brissett are likely to have bright futures in college. But the forecast for them this weekend is gloomy. But dont expect lightning. Submit questions on Twitter: @alligatorSports.Playing Nixon at QB, lightning strikes and sarcasm MATT WATTSAlligator Staff Writer Like last weekend, when Florida plays LSU on Saturday, the Gators will be trying to stop a Heisman candidate from beating them. But unlike last weekend, this standout plays on the defensive side of the ball. LSU sophomore cornerback Tyrann Mathieu has entered the discussion for college footballs most prestigious honor in his second year with his penchant for making big interception, 1.5 sacks and four forced fumbles; Floridas entire defense has four forced fumbles. He has returned two of those fumbles for touchdowns, leading Gators coach Will Muschamp to call Mathieu a ballhawk a term coaches have tried to instill as a representation of the Gators defense. champ said of Mathieu. [He] plays with great energy; tough, hard-nosed, great blitzer. Has just a knack for getting the ball off people as far as strips are concerned and interceptions. Just one of those guys that shows up in the right spots regardless of whats being asked of him. Mathieu leads LSU in tackles with 35, including four for a loss of yard, and he has NFL-caliber players, Mathieu stands out. Florida right guard Jon Halapio said the offensive line has to be aware of Mathieus reserved for defensive ends or pass-rushing linebackers. We have to know where hes at, Halapio said. Hes a defensive standout player to watch out for him. Mathieu will be on the attack against one of three freshmen quarterbacks for Florida. One of those young signal-callers, Jeff Driskel, has been vulnerable to turning the ball over early this season. career pass in the opener against FAU, and the freshman tossed another just before halftime against Kentucky. While that second interception was not entirely Driskels fault, the fumble that led to the Wildcats only touchdown of the game was, and it happened because Driskel held on to the ball too long in the pocket. Not feeling the pressure before its too late will be a problem that could plague whichever freshman quarter back ends up taking the snaps Saturday, as Mathieu showed last week against Kentucky when he came off Maxwell Smiths blind side to strip the ball and return it for the score. LSU coach Les Miles said it may be a bit premature for Heisman talk regarding Mathieu, but that doesnt mean he isnt talking up his star. He has all the characteristics that you would want and allow somebody in a national voting position to award, Miles said. I dont have the view of the nations best performances and how the seasons are going for many others, but for Tyrann Mathieu, hes having a great year. Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator. org.LSUs Mathieu poses stiff test for Florida, freshmen QBsTHE MAILBAGMathieu

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comes to arm strength. (He is) just being more comfortable and being more sure of himself and learning the plays and getting in a rhythm and setting his feet, making progressions, making throws and just being out there practicing, Hammond said of Brissett. (He is) just a poised quarterback. While Brissett has shown improvements, all three quarterbacks have split repetitions in practice this week. Weis and Muschamp wont decide on a starter until today or Friday, though it appears Driskel and Brissett are the favorites to see the Still, Brissett isnt likely to let Driskel earn the start easily. [Driskel] will have to prove to me every day, every year that hes going to be better than me for him to win that starting spot, Brissett said when he committed to Florida in February. players and coaches seem comfortable with any of the teams three options executing the game plan in Death Valley. I feel a lot better now than I would have going in last week in the game, Weis said. When John goes down you have to cut back with what youre doing. At least now ... you can devise a game plan around less-experienced guys rather than more-experienced guys. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org. 20, ALLIGATOR Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffGators left guard Dan Wenger (56) said he apologized to John Brantley for allowing the hit that injured Floridas senior quarterback during the second quarter of the Alabama game. Wenger takes blame for hit that injured Brantley year. major reason why, as he has not had to force throws. from Tigers pass-catchers. It seems like he has a lot more confensive back Jaylen Watkins said. Hes giving his guys a chance to make plays on the ball, throwing it up there for them. Wenger apologizes to Brantley: guard Dan Wenger looked shaken up when asked Wednesday about John Brantleys injury. Toward the end of the second quarter Saturday, Wenger was overpowered by Alabama linebacker Brantley led to the injury keeping him out this week. I apologized to him, and its just one of those things where we have to come together, and he understands that it wasnt intentional and that I feel terrible about it, Wenger said. But youve just got to move on. Stopping the run: Florida was rushing yards as many yards on the ground as the Gators allowed in their previous four games combined. Muschamp said the defense did not do a good enough job reacting to Alabamas offensive linemen. Its about playing blocks, he said. Its about understanding your job within each call and striking the guy across from you, keeping him off the second level, and we did not do a good job of that the other night. Quinn said the problem was not necessarily coachable. Florida just needs to be tougher, something he said was not an issue prior to last week. They out-physicaled us in the game, he said. Thats hard to accept and swallow, and thats what happened. We addressed it, and now were moving forward. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org. NOTEbBOOK, from page 17 QUa ARTERbaBA CK, from page 17Brissett splitting reps in practicetion, confusing schemes and thunderous hits against that defense, whats that going to do to his psyche longterm? He didnt look all that comfortable against FAU, UAB and Kentucky, and appeared downright scared against Alabama. And that was at home. Now hes headed to Tiger Stadium, where an average of 92,533 fans have nightmarish for opponents. And those were against Northwestern State and Kentucky. When Florida last visited Death Valley, in 2009, a stadiumnize the offense and call the signals through that? Floridas athletic department shelters all of its freshmen from media access, so Ive never had an opportunity wouldnt have been nearly enough time to learn how hes likely to respond to adversity or handle himself in pressure situations. But the fact of the matter is hes being asked to step into one of the most of coaches said was the single toughest place to play. To expect success So how can the Gators keep Driskel from folding? The answer is simple: Dont give him the chance. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. GREG, from page 17