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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 52 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF competes for title of most vegan-friendly schoolStudents can vote for UF online until Monday evening, pg 3. President Obama discusses student loan plansHe says reducing student debt will help the economy, pg 7. 78 /54Man a noted character at midtown barsSquirrel is known for his artistic posters and is an expert in Mario-ology pg. 5. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Haley Stracher / Alligator Another One Bites the Dust About 15 students drop down onto the pavement in the middle of Turlington Plaza on Tuesday afternoon, representing the students who drop out of high school every 26 seconds in the U.S. Read the story at alligator.org. MINA RADMAN Alligator Writer Despite the football teams recent losing decrease in demand for tickets to Saturdays game. The Homecoming game has a very good demand because its Homecoming, which is usually an event thats very well-attended, said Mark Gajda, the assistant athletics director for ticket operations. As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there were 500 nonstudent tickets available for the game. Gajda expects the tickets to sell out by Saturday. Ticket prices range from $50 to $325. Saturdays Homecoming game will be the losing four straight games on the road in October. The game will begin at 12:21 p.m. and will be Football tickets expected to sell out by SaturdayACTIVISM BENJAMIN S. BRASCH Alligator Contributing Writer Occupy Gainesville and Occupy UF are joining forces for six hours of protest today. At 12:30 p.m. on the Plaza of the Americas, Occupy UF will hold a student speak-out. It is a free-speech event, said Skye Schmelzer, 19, a psychology sophomore and organizer of Occupy UF. It is a way for people to speak their mind, be heard, express their opinions, become more aware and hopefully become more active. After one hour, Occupy Gainesville will join Occupy UF, and both groups will march to Bo Diddley Community Plaza, the site of the Gainesville occupation. From 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., both organizations will protest on the corner of East University Avenue and Southeast First Street. The demonstration schedule calls for students holding signs, chanting and joining in group discussions. The discussions will touch on the Federal Reserve, the economy and police brutality, Schmelzer said. During the weekly farmers market on the plaza at around 4:30 p.m., Occupy Gainesville will host a peoples mic speak-out. She said the aim of the event is to get those attending the farmers market to get involved. Gainesville general assembly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Gainesville has a large student population, Schmelzer said. And we deserve to be represented here. Even if we reside here temporarily, we deserve to be represented. cially combining, but they are working together for some of the events of the day, she said. Occupy Gainesville, Occupy UF pair up for demonstration THE 60-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL BUT HAD NO LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES. MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Staff Writer A man entered the Walmart on Southwest Archer Road Tuesday morning, but he didnt use the front door. The man, driving alone in a PT Cruiser, slammed into the side of the Walmart, 3570 SW Archer Road, at about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday. As he was coming to a stop sign in front of the store, he accelerated forward into the building, according to witness accounts given to police. He was pinned in the vehicle, said Sgt. Tscharna Senn of the Gainesville Police Department. had to cut him out. The 59-year-old man was taken to the Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Southwest Archer Road. He had no life-threatening injuries, but police were unable to speak with him as of 4 p.m. Tuesday because he was being checked for potential internal injuries. The Walmart remained open after the incident. Some portions of the store were closed so debris could be cleared out from around the crash site, Senn said. Man crashed PT Cruiser into side of Archer Road WalmartSEE TICKETS, PAGE 4Senn It is a way for people to speak their mind, be heard, express their opinions, become more aware and hopefully become more active.Skye Schmelzerpsychology sophomore John Brantley is healthy enough to take snaps from center. See story, Page 13.

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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 52 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?ASU Scholarship Pageant Today, 6:30 p.m. Reitz Union Grand Ballroom Contestants will compete to hold the honorary title of Mr. or Ms. Africa while guests indulge themselves in an elegant and entertaining night of glamour and the arts. This pageant will allow people to experience a variety of cultures through different mediums such as dance, attire and poetry. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the African Student Union, please contact ufafrisu@ gmail.com or visit asuatuf. com. Got Game? Today, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Reitz Union Fourth Floor, Matthews Suite Asian Kaleidoscope Month presents a presentation about Asian-Americans in sports today and in history, called Got Game? Discussion will focus on why there arent more Asian-Americans in sports. Visit www.ufakmonth.com for more infor mation. Educational Access Summit Thursday, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Reitz Union Rion Ballroom Come out to the Educational Access Summit, hosted by the Gators College Access Network. First-generation college, low-income and diverse background UF students are invited to discuss ways UF can best reach out to improve their college experience. The event ment.php. Temporary staff will have the opportunity to gain permanent positions within MCDA after the spring. Interpreti Veneziani Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Italian string ensemble Interpreti Veneziani makes its sixth appearance at the Phillips Center at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Student tickets are $12. Visit performingarts.ufl. edu for more information. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jflechas@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. features keynote speakers Zina Evans, vice president for enrollment management and associate provost for UF, and Joe Johnson, assistant director of the UF Office of Academic Support. The event is sponsored by Student Government, OAP, OAS and MCDA. Free admission. For more information, visit the Educational Access Facebook event page. AKM Fashion Show: MODE Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. Reitz Union Grand Ballroom Asian-American designers will be sharing their collections and insight into the fashion industry with UF and the Gainesville commu nity. The event will also feature performances from local entertainers live on the runway. Visit www.ufakmonth. com for more information. MCDA Spring 2012 Staff Applications Due Friday by 4 p.m. Multicultural and Diversity Affairs is hiring temporary staff for the spring and summer semesters. Deadline to submit applications is Friday at 4 p.m. Applications can be found online at www.multicultural.ufl.edu/employ-PARTLY CLOUDY 80/60 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/60 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/55 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/58 PARTLY CLOUDY 78/54 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 ERIN JESTERAlligator WriterM. Jack Ohanian, former associate dean for research and administration and a professor of nuclear engineering at UF, died Monday. He was 78 years old. His family had not released the cause of death at press time. Ohanian, who retired in 2001, was a professor emeritus of nuclear and radiological engineering and a passionate supporter of nuclear power. During his nearly 40 years at UF, Ohanian served as interim vice president for research and interim dean of engineering. He was also the former chairman for the American Association of Engineering Societies and former president of the American Nuclear Society. Win Phillips, an engineering professor and senior vice president for research, worked with Ohanian at UF for more than 15 years. Phillips said he and Ohanian worked together in the research and engineering departments. He was a kind man, he said. He cared about everywas a good administrator, and he was a good leader. He was a very impor tant person to this university, and well all miss his leader ship. Courtesy to the AlligatorM. Jack Ohanian, former associate dean for research and administration and professor of nuclear and radiological engineering, 78, died Monday. OBITU ARYFormer professor, associate dean dies at 76 STUDENTS CAN VOTE UNTIL MONDAY. MARY ANNE EADESAlligator Contributing WriterUF entered the fourth round of the Most VeganFriendly College Contest on Tuesday and could make it The contest, sponsored by PETA, began with 32 institutions in the large U.S. schools category. It has tapered down to UF and three competitors for the title of Most Vegan-Friendly. A vegan does not eat any animal products. The round winners are determined by the number of votes received, the quality and variety of vegan foods offered, the schools enthusiasm for promoting the food options and student feedback, said Ryan Huling, manager of College Campaigns and Outreach at PETA. Last year, UF made it only to the third round, but in November 2010, one student collected 2,000 signatures and petitioned Gator Dining Services to introduce Meatless Monday. My goal was not to have an entirely meatless campus but to set aside Mondays as a meatless day in the two dining halls, said Jared Misner, a 21-year-old public relations senior and the campaign director for UFs Meatless Monday. Gator Dining controls the all-you-can-eat menus in each dining hall. Misner is a former employee of the Alligator. More vegan options were introduced on Mondays with signs attributed to Meatless Monday to encour age student participation, said Jill Rodriguez, marketing program manager for Gator Dining. Feedback from both students and faculty has been positive, Rodriguez said. A vegan guide was also created, featuring all locations on campus serving vegan options. Huling encourages students to vote for UF to show support and encourage the campus to continue to expand vegan options. Students can vote for UF by liking the Gator emblem at features.peta2.com/ Vegan-Colleges-2011. Voting closes at 5 p.m. Monday. Results will be announced Nov. 21, and all nominees will receive a on campus. We already have an enormous offering of vegan food at each dining hall, Misner said. But through this contest, UF has the unique potential to set the standard.UF competes to be most vegan-friendly

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4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011Alligator File Photo STUDENT GOVERNMENTCLARE LENNONAlligator WriterLibrary West will be open 24 hours a day Sunday through Thursday in the spring. The Student Senate unanimously gave the final approval to the bill Tuesday night. SG will draw $59,174 from reserve funds to pay for the pilot project, which will run from Jan. 9 to May 4. Senator Katie Waldman, one of the bills authors, said after the meeting that if students use the library enough, the library and UF administration would find a way to continue funding the long hours. SG might provide some future funding, but it would not cover all the costs, Waldman said. The money will go toward paying the two library assistants, two student workers and two security guards who will be working dur ing the extended hours. Waldman said in her presentation that one of the security guards will be at the doors to the library to check students Gator 1 ID cards starting at midnight. She also said SG is working on the possibility of arranging afterhours transportation by Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) or Regional Transit System for students studying late at the library. The basement and the first through fourth floors will be open, but Waldman said the fourth floors hours will depend on how many students use it. The librarys sixth floor will be open for graduate students. This semester, Library West is open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday. The ground-floor Starbucks cafe will keep the same schedule as Library West. However, if not enough students are lining up for late-night snacks and drinks, Starbucks might revise its hours, Waldman said. Student Body Treasurer T.J. Villamil said he has already heard positive feedback from students. They really want a place where they can go and study all night, he said. Senate passes bill to keep Library West open 24 hours in springSome students are trying to sell their tickets through Facebookbroadcast live on the SEC Network. The Gators now have a 4-4 record and are not eligible for the SEC title. Should the team lose Saturdays game, the Gators would time since 1979, the Alligator reported Monday. Adam Shapiro, a 21-year-old industrial engineering senior, has seen a loss of interest in Gators football. Shapiro is looking to buy an extra ticket to Saturdays Homecoming football game against Vanderbilt University, and the number of remaining tickets for sale both pleases and saddens him, he said. The fact that there is a lot of tickets being sold for the Homecoming game, of all games, tells you that interest in our team has been all but lost for this season, Shapiro said. No one wants to go see a mediocre team whos only playing the rest of the season for a shred of dignity. A Facebook group called Gator Football Ticket Exchange 2011 allows members to buy and sell both student and nonstudent tickets to the football games. As of Tuesday night, there were 86 posts in the group that advertised tickets for sale to Saturdays game. The average asking price for a ticket was $30. Student football tickets bought through the Gators ticket line through the unclaimed ticket sale. The sale will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at gatorzone. com. Jon Rodriguez, a 20-year-old biology and anthropology junior, is planning to attend the football game, despite its recent losses. I just love the great atmosphere Homecoming provides, Rodriguez said. Hopefully, well see the team do a lot better in November. TICKETS, from page 1 MINA RADMANAlligator WriterInstead of renting a hotel room, Maddy Snyders family will spend this weekend in her apartment at Second Avenue Centre. Snyder, a 20-year-old elementary education junior, said her mom, Frances, and aunt Maribeth Rothell usually alternate between renting a hotel room and staying with her when they visit. get a hotel, Snyder said. Some Gainesville hotels are already sold-out for the Homecoming weekend. Even though [the Gators are] not on a winning streak, that hasnt changed anything, said Robert Knight, front-desk supervisor of the Holiday Inn at Southwest 13th Street and University Avenue. The Holiday Inn is sold-out for all upcoming football games and usually sells out for home game weekends six to 12 months in advance, Knight said. The hotel, four blocks away from the stadium, charges $200 to $600 per night for a room on home game weekends. The average price for a room on a non-game day is about $169 per night, Knight said. system to determine who stays in the hotels 36 rooms during football game weekends, said Chris Kehn, the hotel general manager. Weve been full for every football game for the past three or four years, and we are full this weekend, Kehn said. The hotel rooms are paid for in advance at a rate of $225 to $325 per night, and reservation cancellations are rare. For those still looking for hotel rooms, the Cabot Lodge at 3726 SW 40th Blvd. has rooms available for this weekend. It has had a number of cancellations for this weekend because the football team has lost recent games, said D.J. Tate, the hotels sales manager. The hotel has dropped its standard rates for football game weekends to $179 per night as a result, and Tate said he still expects rooms to sell out Saturday night. People dont want to come when the team is losing, so a lot of regulars wont make the trip, he said. But people who dont come regularly are coming now because theres room available. AMANDA COHENAlligator Contributing WriterWith a swift keystroke on a smartphone and a download of the Four square app, as of Monday, students, visitors and fans alike can check in Foursquare uses the geo-locator technology built into smartphones to turn exploring physical places into a virtual game. Users can garner points, badges and mayorships for checking The intent is to let students spread the message about the things theyre interested in, said Bruce Floyd, UF social media specialist. Followers of the UF Foursquare account can view lists of locations for on-campus printing, a campus tour and traditions that come directly from The F Book, Floyd said. While checking in, users will also receive historical facts like the story behind Century Tower or how Turlington Hall got its name, Floyd said. UF isnt currently planning perks such as discounts or prizes for checking into locations, which some companies offer through the app. However, UF may offer these rewards in the future, Floyd said. Occasional Foursquare user and philosophy and criminology junior Vanessa Miller, 20, said if the application offered discounts, she would she probably wouldnt. Journalism sophomore Devon Abelman, 19, isnt interested in using the app at all. Im not interested in checking in; I hardly do status updates on Facebook, Abelman said. Its a privacy thing.UF, Foursquare partner to Weve been full for every football game for the past three or four years, and we are full this weekend.Chris Kehnhotel general manager I just love the great atmosphere Homecoming provides. biology and anthropology junior

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ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator Contributing WriterJonathan Palmer-Gilleys dream job is to one day be a dishwasher at Balls Bar. But he doesnt really care to dream too much about his future. Palmer-Gilley, known to most midtown folk as Squirrel, is a living legend already. For him, that is more than enough. Squirrel reached celebrity status almost eight years ago when he started drawing anime-inspired posters for the Delta Gamma sorority. Today, he plants himself at midtown while surrounding students implore him for a custom-made poster. A 30-year-old man not much taller than 5-foot-6, Squirrel is the furthest thing from threatening or daunting. Classmates nicknamed him Squirrel in junior high after he climbed the school building to get a ball they hit. Hes always been athletic and nimble, so the name stuck. In 2005, a member of the Delta Gamma sorority saw Squirrel furiously drawing on the massive wooden bar at Balls. She walked up, introduced herself and then introduced him to all of her friends. The girls loved his giant-eyed caricatures around the bar, so he decided to make them a poster. Little did he know, his work would become iconic. Squirrel spent the afternoons researching the sorority at Library West and learn28-by-22-inch poster depicted Delta Gammas symbol, a giant anchor, surrounded by colorful caricatures of the girls he met that night. It was an instant hit, and they demanded more. Word of the posters spread, and suddenly other sororities and fraternities were asking for them. Six years later, students are still begging for a piece of Squirrels colorpenciled artistry. No matter what, I am married to the anchor, he said of Delta Gamma, holding his hand over his heart. They discovered me, and from that day on I have served them. While some sororities and local bars have one or two posters, Delta Gamma has more than 50. The members are proud of his allegiance and even more proud to call him their friend. I always look for him when I go out, said Melina Garcia, a 19-year-old business sophomore and a member of Delta Gamma. tering that he cares about us and our posters so much. We are very lucky. Today, when he walks into a bar at midtown, people immediately approach him about his art. He battles with himself about whether he should make posters for other sororities and fraternities. Sometimes girls from Delta Gamma will get jealous, and he doesnt want to anger them. This is the downside of fame sometimes it weighs you down. As a midtown celebrity, Squirrel stays faithful to his favorite strip of eateries and bars. Hes never changed his routine. He wakes up, plays Super Mario Bros. on his Super Nintendo until noon and then rides his bike to midtown. In the afternoons, hell sit at his second favorite bar, O!O Garden Grille second to Balls, of course and drink Sprite with a splash of grenadine, topped with maraschino cherries. If night falls and he feels like getting drunk, hell switch to a vodka and cranberry juice, a stereotypical girly drink, but Squirrel doesnt care. It is his favorite; local bartenders know this and will give it to him for free. Every waitress at O!O greets Squirrel as she walks past him. They all know him. Courtney is one of his favorites. She gives him extra cherries. For this, her character is centered on the poster he drew for the bar and restaurant. Baggy clothes drape his skinny frame, always jeans and a T-shirt. Sometimes hell wear T-shirts he received from liquor and beer promoters at midtown. Other times hell wear a Super Mario graphic tee. I have a degree in Mario-ology, he said as he slurped through the ice of his almostempty glass. Well, its fake, but I took the quiz online and became an expert. Squirrel graduated from high school in 2000 but never went to college. He didnt want to have to pay off loans or spend money on textbooks. The Mario-ology degree is makes him happy. He knows every Super Mario Nintendo game ever made. His artwork is based off the way the Nintendo characters look: colorful and blocky, like outdated video-game cartoons. In the mornings, hell play Mario Bros. 3, his favorite game, on his 1980s Super Nintendo console that is housed in his familys apartment off Archer Road. Squirrel lives with his 76-year-old grandma, who supports him and his adopted brothers and sisters. When shes not living with his aunt in Williston, his mom lives there, too. When he was 11, Squirrel was put into foster care because his biological mother couldnt take care of him. She was a drug addict. Though hes a fan of alcohol, Squirrel said he wont touch drugs. I have no memory of her what she looked like, who she was, he said, shutting his eyes and shaking his head. The only At 12, after spending a year with his adopted family in his home state of Connecticut, the clan, headed by his grandmother, moved to Gainesville. Now, Gainesville is home, and although he loves his grandmother, mother and adopted brothers and sisters, he considers that lively strip of bars and those who go there family. A loner at heart, he likes that he can relax by himself at the bars during the day, but its the bustling streets at night that he lives for. I am the midtown chosen one, he said proudly. I have to protect it. In 2004, Squirrel started regularly visiting Balls. He went into the small, run-down bar one night, made friends with the bartenders, drew on the dilapidated tables, danced by the doors and that was it. He had found a new spot, one where he could be himself and make new friends. Suddenly, being there was the only thing that mattered, and people began to notice. Because of the way he dresses and because of his color, he is stereotyped, said Dustin Gordon, manager of Balls and one asinine, but its what we do. I did it, but then I got to know him, and now he is one of my best friends. Gordon, 25, is the reason Squirrel can get to and from midtown every day. He pooled some money together a few years ago and bought his friend a bike. Squirrel couldnt afford one. Its red with a silver duct-taped seat, and its locked on the bike rack every day across from the Swamp Restaurant until 2 a.m. when he rides it home to bed. Not only does Gordon help pay for his art materials, but he also lets Squirrel clean the bar after it closes. Lately, Gordon has even let him keep watch at the door. Though hes door, sporadically standing straight-faced with arms crossed but mostly dancing to the jukebox. He just wants everyone around him to enjoy themselves and be happy, Gordon said. Mid-afternoons, Squirrel goes to Library West on campus to draw his creations, using only colored pencils. Sometimes hell peruse Facebook on the computer. Most of the time someone tagged of him dancing or posing with groups of women the previous night. Women eagerly line up around the bar to say hi and take pictures with him. This is the upside of fame you get a lot of love. ally around 5 p.m., hell scurry back up to midtown, artwork in hand, and wait for the night to arrive when he can unveil his newest creation, which he usually doesnt charge for. As far as pursuing art in the future: I fear that if I go to school for drawing or do it for money, I will lose my love for it, he said. He hopes his dishwashing position at This way, he would get to be alone, but, at the same time, he would be surrounded by the places and people he loves most. It probably wont get you nowhere, he added. But it makes me happy. ALLIGATOR, 5David Carr / AlligatorJonathan Palmer-Gilley, aka Squirrel, a popular frequenter of midtown, is known for video-game-inspired posters he draws. Artist makes his way with popular drawings, friendly smile Because of the way he dresses and because of his color, he is stereotyped. Yeah, its asinine, but its what we do. I did it, but then I got to know him, and now he is one of my best friends.Dustin Gordonmanager of Balls

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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. EditorialWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR36 TOTAL VOTES78% YES 22% NOTuesdays question: Do you take proper safety measures in your dorm, house or apartment? Todays question: Have you ever met Squirrel while out at midtown?Last year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development reported that the U.S. fell to an average rating in terms of economic performance. According to last years report, the U.S. ranked 14 in reading skills, 17 for science and 25 for math, out of 34 countries. Clearly, reforms such as No Child Left Behind are not working. One of the main complaints about NCLB is that it focuses too much on testing as a standard to judge student performance. Teachers complain about teaching to the test rather than more important material. But are these complaints just talking points? Recently, Miami-Dade County Public Schools decided to students. Why make such a radical move? Because it already has federal, state and local assessments that students have to take throughout each school year. Some of these are state-mandated while others come from parts of NCLB. When schools worry about burdening their students with and help students learn the material better than standardized because school funding is tied to these test results, teachers have to spend more time teaching to the test than focusing on important material. Occasionally, like in Atlanta public schools, this can have dire consequences for our education system and, more importantly, the students. Georgias Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests determine whether a school makes adequate yearly progress, a criterion for the school to receive federal grants under NCLB. Atlanta teachers and principals at about 44 public schools in the district were accused of cheating on the CRCT in 2009. The district might be forced to give back about $1 million in grants to the federal government. While the teachers and administrators are at fault in this situation, one must recognize that the motivation for this behavior comes from the federal and state governments. The testing culture cultivated by top-down federal education programs may create the image of success by producing high test scores on subpar tests, but they do little to advance our education system. Its no wonder that fewer and fewer students come to college cused during a lecture.Stupid SystemStandardized tests clearly dont help Guest columnObama is no better than Che GuevaraIn yesterdays paper, the Alligator re-published a column by Dartmouth College student Alesy Iturrey condemning Ernesto Che Guevara and the widespread use of his image. The authors anger toward Che seems out of place for Obama and the NATO bombing campaign in Libya. Before condemning the famous Argentine revolutionary, Iturrey should look a bit closer to home if she is truly concerned about human rights violations. The NATO-backed Libyan rebels, supported by Obama, have systematically targeted, tortured and lynched black African migrants in Libya. Comprised of an unholy alliance between al-Qaida and Western-educated corporatists interested in privatizing Libyas oil, these so-called rebels have a lot more in common with painted by Iturrey. One of the most startlingly nave contradictions in yesterdays piece was Iturreys condemnation of Che for ny isnt lost on anyone who remembers how Col. Moamtured before one of the rebels delivered the death blow, after which his body was mutilated and placed on grisly display in a commercial freezer by the new rebel government. Why does Iturrey condemn Che, someone who died more than 44 years ago, when President Obama currently aids and supports bloodthirsty fascists like the Libyan rebels? who have a complete disregard for human life or civil rights. Hanging in public schools for eight years was the portrait of President George W. Bush, responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis. That same leader of the most mocracy in the world also conducted illegal surveillance on innocent American citizens without court warrants and incarcerated people without due process. Since his ascension to the presidency, Obama and the Democrats have been eager to continue, enforce and pending indictments on the 14 anti-war activists whose homes were raided by the FBI last September for their dissent. According to research conducted by the ACLU and the U.N., the U.S. has, in the past four years, violated international law numerous times. Some violations include the use of drones on civilian-dense populations, continued CIA-led renditions and the systematic use of torture on Americans and non-U.S. citizens alike in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Iraq and prisons throughout our own country. More than 120 individuals detained and tortured have died in U.S. custody. We agree, its misguided to compare President Obama with a message of hope. What hope has Obama offered the more than 2,000 Libyans annihilated by NATOs ruthless bombing campaign of the city of Sirte earlier last month? informed of world issues. She should start by taking a close look at the present atrocities and human rights violations committed by our own government. for glorifying a so-called ruthless leader, she ought to open her wallet and take a good look at the mass mur derer staring back at her on our $20 bill. Dave Schneider and Cassia Laham are political science seniors at UF.Dave Schneider & Cassia LahamSpeaking Out

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7Letters to the EditorGator Growl will be a great experienceGreetings, Gators! Its that time of year again. The weather are out. Thats right Gators, its Homecoming Week! No week embodies the spirit of the Gator Nation like Homecoming. With classes canceled on Friday, the best way to celebrate Gator tradition and pride is to attend the nations largest student-run pep rally: Gator Growl. Gator Growl began many years ago and has since grown to become a major staple of Gator history. This years show will not disappoint. The entertainment lineup will surely be one to remember. This year, Gator Growl is bringing back a live band. The Grammy-nominated Goo Goo Dolls will be performing live and singing many of its 14 top 10 singles. In years past, the stage was at either the north or south end zones. This year, the stage will be set up in the student section on the east end of The Swamp, offering both students and alumni the best view. The Gainesville sky will also once again since 2008. As your elected leaders, we encourage you all to buy tickets for this great experience! This Friday night, we dont want you to miss out. Student tickets cost $15 and general admission tickets cost $25. Despite its recent struggles, the Gator football team needs our student support to help it on to victory against Vanderbilt on Saturday. Come support it at Gator Growl on Friday to cheer our Gators to victory. Come on, Gators, get up and growl! As always, go Gators! Anthony Reynolds, Juan Rodriguez & T.J. Villamil Student Body president, vice president, & treasurer During the last few weeks, Ive had the opportunity to get out of Washington and talk with folks across the country about how we can create jobs and get our economy growing faster. This is a tough time for a lot of Americans especially young people. Youve come of age at a time of profound change. The world has gotten more connected, but its also gotten more competitive. And for decades, too many of our institutions from Washington to Wall Street and recession since the Great Depression. For the last three years, weve worked to stabilize the economy, and weve made some progress. But we still have a long way to go. And now, as youre getting ready to head out into the world, many of you are watching your dering whats in store for your future, and I know that can be scary. The truth is, the economic problems we face today didnt happen overnight, and they wont be solved over night. But the fact that youre investing in your education right now tells me that you believe in the future of Amer ica. You want to be a part of it. And you know that there are steps we can take right now to put Americans back to work and give our economy a boost. The problem is, there are some in Washington who just dont share that sense of urgency. Thats why its been so disappointing to see Republicans in Congress block jobs bills from going forward bills that independent economists say could create millions of jobs through the kinds of proposals supported by Democrats and Republicans in the past. Now, the best way to attack our economic challenges and put hundreds of thousands of people back to work is through bold action in Congress. Thats why Im going to keep demanding that members of Congress vote on commonsense, paid-for jobs proposals. And I hope youll send them a message to do the right thing for your future and the future of our country. But we cant wait for Congress to do its job. So where they wont act, I will. Thats why Ive announced a new policy that will help families whose home values have dollars. We made it easier for veterans to get jobs, putting their skills to work in hospitals and community health centers. And at the University of Colorado at Denver, I announced steps were taking to make college more affordable and to make it even easier for students like you to get out of debt faster. Michelle and I know what it feels like to leave school with a mountain of debt. We didnt come from wealthy families. By the time we both graduated from law school, we had about $120,000 worth of debt between us. And even though we were lucky enough to land good jobs with pay it all off. It wasnt easy. Living with that much debt forces you to make some tough choices. And when a big chunk of every paycheck goes toward student loans, it isnt just painful for you its painful to our economy and harmful to our recovery. Thats why were making changes that, starting next year, will give about 1.6 million students the ability to cap their loan payments at 10 percent of their income. Were also going to take steps to help you consolidate your loans so that instead of making multiple payments to multiple lenders every month, you only have to make one payment a month at a better interest rate. And we want to start giving students a simple fact sheet called Know Before You Owe, so you can have all the information you need to make your own decision about paying for college. Thats something Michelle and I wish we had. These changes will make a real difference for millions how to afford college. Well put more money in your pocket after you graduate. Well make it easier to buy a house or save for retirement. And well give our economy a boost at a time when it desperately needs it. Thats not just important for our country right now its important for our future. Michelle and I are where we are today because our college education gave us a chance. Our parents and their of opportunity to us. Now its our turn. That dream of opportunity is what I want for my daughters and for all of you. And even in these tough times, we are going to make that dream real once again. In the weeks ahead, Im going to keep doing everything in my power to make a difference for the American people, including young people like you. Because here in a challenge, we meet it. We dont wait. And I hope youll join me. Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United States. Via UWire.Making it easier to pay off student loans will help the economyUWireBarack ObamaUWire

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HE IS CHARGED WITH THEFT, WIRETAPPING AND HACKING. ASSOCIATED PRESSLOS ANGELES A Florida man was charged with hacking into the emails of Christina Aguilera, Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis in a computer invasion scheme that targeted Hollywood celebrities, federal authorities said Wednesday. Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville, was arrested without incident as part of a yearlong investigation of celebrity hacking that was dubbed Operation Hackerazzi. Chaney, who was expected to appear in a Florida courtroom later Wednesday, was charged with 26 counts of identity theft, unauthorized access to a protected computer and wiretapping. If convicted, he faces up to 121 years in prison. It wasnt immediately known if he had retained an attorney. Authorities said Chaney was responsible for stealing nude photos taken by Johansson herself that were later posted on the Internet. Chaney offered some material to celebrity blog sites but there scheme, said Steven Martinez, assistant director in charge of the FBIs Los AngeCelebrity information is highly mar ketable, said Martinez, who added that about celebrities having their personal information breached. There were more than 50 victims, including Kunis, Aguilera and actress Renee Olstead. Others were named only by initials and investigators wouldnt identify if they were famous, but said those who were named as victims in the indictment agreed to have the identities made public. It helps get out the message that cyber-hacking is a real threat, said U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte, who called those who engage in such activity as scum. Chaney hacked Google, Apple and Yahoo email accounts beginning last November through February, then hijacked the forwarding feature so that a copy of every email received was sent, virtually instantaneously, to an email account he controlled, according to an indictment handed up Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles. He allegedly used the hacker names trainreqsuckswhat, anonygrrl and jaxjaguars911, and also used the victims identities to illegally access and control computers. Chaney is accused of damaging email servers that caused losses of at least $5,000 per instance. Authorities wouldnt say whether Chaney was able to access email accounts via cellphones, but he was able to celebrity accounts through information that had been made public. A message seeking comment was left on an answering machine for a Christopher Chaney in Jacksonville. There was no answer at a telephone listing for another Christopher Chaney. Celebrities and people in the news have long been targets of privacy invasion but concerns have redoubled in the Internet age. In Britain, publisher Rupert Murdoch closed down the News of the World this year after contentions that the tabloid routinely hacked into peoples phones in the hunt for exclusive stories. The paper, which had published for 168 years, faced allegations of systematically intercepting private voicemail of those in the news including a teenage murder victim. Investigators said they hope the celebrity-infused case will jumpstart those who dont value online security enough to protect their personal information and create more secure passwords. 8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011AP PhotoChristopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville, leaves federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday. He was arrested as part of a yearlong investigation of celebrity hacking. STEPHANIE LIEBLICHAlligator Contributing WriterBrittany Jacobs, 20, a mechanical engishot from the Student Health Care Center this fall. Unlike Jacobs, many students dont to lack of medical knowledge and misunderstandings surrounding the vaccine. tion in winter I tell myself I should do it, but I never do, she said. Jacobs, like many students, waited until she actually got sick to start protecting herself. GatorWell Health Promotion Services and the SHCC stress the importance of surrounding the vaccine. The most common of these myths among students is that you can actually vaccine. Ive heard of students being afraid sometimes its the way that the body reacts, said Joi Alexander, health promotion specialist for GatorWell. This reaction to the shot, which is not acthree days. Catherine Seemann, marketing specialist for the SHCC, understands that many Another important thing to know is after vaccination, she said. And, although rare, you might get rus strain circulating that is not covered The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts research that will accuseason, she said. Nearly all of the time, she said, the vaccine will protect you. For more information from the SHCC Despite myths, flu vaccine does not lead to illnessJacksonville man charged with celebrity hacking appears in court in Los Angeles ASSOCIATED PRESSTUSCALOOSA, Ala. For 20 years, Abdurrahim el-Keib taught electrical engineering at the University of Alabama, helped lead the areas Muslim community and talked little about his home counposed, the professor now has a new role as prime minister of his homeland. El-Keib was elected late Monday by Libyas National Transitional Council and will replace outgoing interim Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, who had dictatorship. His selection suggests the countrys interim rulers may be seeking out a government leader palatable both to the West and to Libyans who distrust anyone connected to the former regime. El-Keib holds a doctorate in electrical engineer ing from North Carolina State University, where he also taught, and moved to Alabama in 1985, according to a biography posted by a former employer, the Petroleum Institute in the United Arab Emirates. Online documents show elKeib was at the University of Alabama for 20 years, becoming involved with the faculty senate and serving as a speaker representing Muslims to other faith communities in the city after the The professor spoke at a Christian church in Tuscaloosa about the beliefs of Muslims in January 2002, and longtime friend Mirza Beg, a chemist at the Geological Survey of Alabama, said el-Keib helped raise money for a new Islamic center that opened in Tuscaloosa more than a decade ago near the universitys football stadium. Beg, a native of India, said he and el-Keib worked together on the project and became better friends afsons between Tuscaloosas Muslims and people of other faiths. Beg said his friend rarely discussed Libya. The reasons were obvious. It was a dictatorship, and it was not comfortable for him to talk about because his extended family lived there, Beg said. El-Keib lived in the United States for more than later worked as a professor and chairman of the electrical engineering department at The Petroleum Institute, according to the resume posted by the school.Former Alabama professor elected as Libyan premierReaction to shot should go away in three days shot station in winter I tell myself I Brittany JacobsEl-Keib

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. $445 per bedroom-All inclusive! 3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail <1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym! free tanning, free HBO/showtime Call 352.377.2777 12-7-11-74-1 Student Friendly Apts. All-Inclusive 3/3s and 4/4s Now Leasing for January 2012 352-336-3838 www.TheLandingsUF.com 12-7-74-1 1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.www.ApartmentsInGainesville.com12-7-74-1 Student friendly 2/2s and 4/4s 42 TV in EVERY apt Text GP to 47464 for more info! 12-7-74-1 All-inclusive private suites ***4/4s @ $399*** Sign & Receive a $100 Gift Card!!! 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Call 352-371-7777 12-7-11-74-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. *ESCAPE THE ORDINARY* 1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 Townhomes!! FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime All Amenities plus FREE Tanning Gated*Pet Friendly*Fitness Classes www.thelaruelsuf.com 352-335-4455 12-7-11-74-2 Spanish Trace 2/11000 sq ft$679 Great Location Butler Plaza Call 352-373-1111 12-7-11-74-2 A TIME FOR CHANGE Call for available 2s, 3s, 4s 12-7-11-74-2 3bedroom/3bath DELUXE Only $1,099 New counters, cabinets, appliancesIncludes High Speed Internet 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 12-7-11-74-2 1/1 s Starting at $489 Water and Sewer Incl. 352-376-1248 12-7-11-74-2 Immediate Availability! 1, 2, 4 bedroom apartment homes 1/2 month rent free! 12-7-74-2 No Move-In Fees 1/1's from $689 3/2's from $829 FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym www.aspenridgeuf.com 352.367.9910 12-7-11-74-2 Relaxing Upscale Apartments 2/2 Townhomes & 3/3 Flats Individual Leases, Steps to Campus Internet, Cable & H2O Included Furnished Units Available 379.9255 www.MuseumWalk.com 12-7-11-74-2 College Manor Studios from $505 Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111 12-7-11-74-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4s Only $409 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 12-7-74-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 12-7-11-74-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 12-7-11-74-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 12-7-11-74-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 1BRs $425-495 2BR/1.5BA, W/D $580 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-7-11-74-2 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 publica tion 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. 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ALLIGATOR 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 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 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-25-11-99-10 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 352-339-515811-30-11-61-12 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 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. 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 11-3-11-74-13 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 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. 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. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-7-11-74-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 12-7-1174-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 12-7-11-74-14 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 11-17-20-14 Magician Neededfor company party on December 9th from 6:00 7:00 pm. Please call 352-514-3436. 11-7-11-10-14 Legal Secretary/Receptionist. $9/hour. F/T. Needs to be responsible, diligent, and dependable. Call 352-371-4000. 11-16-1115-14 Law clerks needed for research & drafting on criminal appeals. flex hrs., $12/hr to start, send resume to Alex Paralegal, 7758 SE83 Ct. Newberry, FL 32669 11-4-11-8-14 Web Programmers (.NET) jobs and internships available at Gainesville's 352 Media Group. Email resume to hr@352media.com. 11-8-11-10-14 Search Engine Optimization (SEO) specialist wanted at Gainesville's 352 Media Group. 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12, ALLIGATOR DATA ENTRY/CLERICAL POSITION FT ECG Department Please apply in person Institute of Veterinary Specialists 3603 NW 98th St. Suite A 11-2-5-14 ATTTENTION STUDENTS Part time help needed at Westgate Home Sales. Please contact Matt for details 352378-2453 x 19 11-9-11-10-14 Freight Up = More $ 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782 www.meltontruck.com 10-288-1-14 UF Survey Research Center Spanish speakers needed! Must work during upcoming breaks (not on holidays) Telephone Interviewers: NO SALES $8.50-$9.00/hr + Incentive Great Resume Builder (352) 392-2908 Ext: 105 720 SW 2nd Ave Suite 156 11-3-11-5-14 WANTEDEnergetic, hard-working, individuals eager to assist customers with high-quality sporting goods and shoes. Full and part time opportu nities. Lloyd Clarke Sports 1504 NW 13th St. No phone calls please. 11-4-5-14 Designer/Sales-part/full time. No exp.nec. Assist cust. choosing styles, colors etc. Must work Sat. $8/hr min. Can earn $50k+/yr. 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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Not The Same Old VandyWith Vanderbilt much improved this season, will Florida be able to avoid Vote online at alligatorSports. org. Poll Results Mia Piccio (left) leads after Invitational as UF tries for its See Story, Page 16.Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffAfter taking all but one snap from the shotgun formation against Georgia, quarterback John Brantley has healed enough to start working from under center in practice this week. Offensive coordinator Charlie Weis said he will evaluate Brantleys progress throughout the week to determine Saturdays gameplan. HE WORKED FROM SHOTGUN AGAINST UGA. GREG LUCA Florida senior quarterback John Brantley is able to play from under center and has even been politicking for more under-center snaps this week, offensive coordinator Charlie Weis said. Against Georgia, Brantley took all but a single snap from shotgun. Weis subbed in freshman quarterback Jacoby Brissett early in the third quarter to run an under-center play on third and 13 from UFs 1-yard line. Weis added that Brantley will take both shotgun and regular snaps against Vanderbilt, although Weis will evaluate his performance in each situation and adjust accordingly. Well just have to wait and see how the week goes, Weis said. His mobility is better this week than it was last week. But Im not going to come in here on Tuesday and sit there and say, By the way, Johns not moving very well, so were going to sit there and shotgun snap the whole game. Rainey probable: Senior running back Chris Rainey is probable for Floridas game against Vanderbilt, Weis said. Raineys right ankle was inagainst Georgia, and he wore a protective boot Monday, according to multiple sources close to the team. Weis said Rainey wouldnt be at full speed if the game were Tuesday, but his status will not be determined until Saturday. For backs like Rainey and senior Jeff Demps, who rely on their speed and quickness, injuries of this nature can be detrimental. Their whole game is their speed, Weis said. If by Saturday Brantley healthy enough to take snaps from centerWere dealing with a depth misperception right now. When talking football, we respect the issue. Kind of. But not enough. Name any problem related to Floridas its root. Turnovers? Penalties? Pocket problems? Piss-poor pass coverage? Those are all signs of undisciplined players. And the fact that those same players take the bone-headed mistakes proves just how thin Florida is. Will Muschamp cant effectively punish players for making mistakes because he doesnt have a choice. The Gators only have 61 players left from their last four signing classes. On average, the four teams that beat Florida last month had 72 players remaining from those classes. Muschamp has talked all season about the teams lack of depth, and of course Florida would lose a lot of players as it transitioned from the Urban era. Players who were recruited by one coaching staff just dont like the new guys, so they bolt. But thats not the problem. Looking at the 2008-11 signing classes, the Gators have lost 23 players before they exhausted all four years of eligibility. If that number seems high, its not. Those four teams that beat Florida in October, (those deeper teams) lost more athletes in the last four years than the Gators did. Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Geor gia have lost an average of 30.5 players early. They oversigned, stockpiling recruits knowing full well those wild and crazy kids wouldnt all cut it. Some transferred Oversigning opponents will soon underwhelmTHE JETT STREAM JOSH JURNOVOYIts one thing to lose as time expires, but the Gators have been setting themselves up for defeat 85 minutes sooner. As No. 23 Florida (14-6, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) prepares to take on Georgia (12-5-2, 6-3-2 SEC) tonight in the opening round of the SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala., it will try to put a stop to the slow starts that have plagued it throughout conference play. The Gators have allowed a goal in the tion started, including in three of their last four games. Only once in those games, a 2-1 loss to South Carolina in the regularDefensive turnovers against Tennessee and South Carolina led to early goals. In order to limit the giveaways and easy scores, Florida defenders are trying to remain focused. Its just staying composed in the back and staying calm, sophomore outside back Maggie Rodgers said of the early goals. Sometimes well get out of rhythm and make a couple mistakes and that is how most teams score on us. The Gators have struggled offensively early in games as well. Freshman forward Annie Speese attributes the offenses struggles to letting the angst of trailing bother them. We just need to relax and have fun, Speese said. Its just been a lot of pressure.Gators to be more aggressive on offense in SEC tourneySEE NOTEBOOK, P A GE 15 SEE TYLER, P A GE 15 SEE SOCCER, P A GE 14 UF Soccer Tyler Jett 75% YES 25% NO120 total votes

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14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 Auburn (11-6-2, 5-5-1 SEC)Though Auburn sits in its lowest-ever SEC Tourna ment seeding following two consecutive losses, the Tigers are set up with a favorable matchup. On Oct. 14, Auburn beat LSU 3-1 at home, snapping a #7 LSU (13-6-1, 8-3 SEC)After opening the season at 1-3, the Tigers showed resilience by surging to their fourth SEC Florida, LSU is one of the most consistent teams nals appearances.#2 Kentucky (13-6, 6-5 SEC) upset against the Volunteers this season, it will the season the second most in the conference.#6 Tennessee (14-5, 7-4 SEC)As the conference leader in shutouts and goals allowed, Tennessee has maintained a stingy for more than 105 minutes against the Volunteers earlier this season before pulling out a doubleovertime game-winner.#3 Alabama (9-7-3, 4-5-2 SEC) Alabama faces the toughest draw of the tourna ment against a red-hot South Carolina team. The Crimson Tide showed signs of life in the season #8 South Carolina (15-5, 9-2 SEC) Carolina has enjoyed a banner season in league defending champion Florida for the regular-season conference title. #1 Georgia (12-5-2, 6-3-2 SEC) games. Georgia has gone three straight matches without a goal during the run of play, resulting in two ties and a loss. At home on Sept. 23, UGA was again held scoreless in a 1-0 loss to UF.#5 Florida (14-6, 7-4 SEC)The Gators have won two out of the last four SEC This team has uncharacteristically collapsed down the stretch with three losses in four games and the worst league record in school history. #4 3-2. Friday Friday Sunday Alligator StaffBurleigh borrows drill from DonovanCoach Becky Burleigh believes one of the causes is a lack of aggressiveness on offense. We were a bit tentative to start that game, said Burleigh, referring to the loss against South Carolina. For us, psychologically, that was tough because weve been in so many situations in recent weeks where we give up an early goal, and all of a sudden your mindset is saying, Ugh, here we go again. During practice on Sunday, in order to help the offense in high-pressure situations, Burleigh put her team through a drill she stole from basketball coach Billy Donovan. in eight minutes. They made just 37 on The next time ished with 20 seconds remaining. It was an eye-opener to them to see how much they can raise their level, Burleigh said. Any kind of simulated pressure is a good thing for us at this point. The longer it takes the Gators to rebound from that early goal, the more likely it is the opposition will drop into a bunker. If there is no bunker, Burleigh said it is still imperative that the Gators not play tentatively on the attack early in games, because doing so allows the other team to get as many as three lines of defenders behind the ball. Conversely, an aggressive attack would only have to deal with the back SOCCER, from page 13Alligator File PhotoThe Student Senate voted to keep Library West open 24 hours KELLY PRICEAlligator WriterUriah LeMay is 17 years old, but he was in Gainesville to celebrate the Gators winning a BCS title before most students on campus applied to college. However, none of that sports stuff really interested the young LeMay, who grew up in Gainesville while his dad served as a chaplain for the Gators football team under for mer coach Urban Meyer. Although football runs in both his brothers blood, as well as that of his dad, Stacy, who played football for Florida A&M, LeMay said he was never a sports nut as a kid. While his older brother, Christian, would be soaking in stats from ESPN on television, Uriah said he would be in the backyard playing with the dog or hanging from monkey bars. When former UF quarter back Chris Leak came over to the LeMay house to have dinner, he asked his big brother, Whos Chris Leak? At the time, LeMay only knew Tim Tebows name because they had talked about their shared Christian beliefs when Tebow was a freshman at UF and LeMay thought he was a cool mentor. And after his time playing was spent, he quit the game because he said he was scared of getting hit. He grew up watching his two brothers from the sidelines, including Christian, who is now a freshman quar terback at Georgia. Finally, cheerleading got old for the middle LeMay boy, who dipped his speedy feet back into the game as a linebacker and running back at the beginning of his middle school career. By eighth grade, he had made the transition to wide receiver. Thats when I started to become the player I am today, he said. The player LeMay is today, a Matthews (N.C.) Butler High, said Alabama, Rutgers, LSU, Tennessee, Florida and FSU are the schools recruiting him most heavily. LeMay said his ideal school will provide just honesty from the coaches about how everything is going, how things will be going when I get there, as well as just a safe environment.Receiver prospect has local roots UF Soccer LeMay

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTAMPA The Buccaneers are rested and eager to begin a critical stretch that will be crucial to their chances of winning the NFC South. The team reconvened following its bye week Tuesday to begin preparation for a key matchup against New Orleans (5-3), which leads the division by a half game over the Bucs (4-3) and Atlanta Falcons. It will be Tampa Bays second meeting in three games against the Saints, who gave the NFLs youngest club some unexpected help in the race by losing to previously winless St. Louis last Sunday. A victory not it would give them a sweep of the season series and a tiebreaker advantage against Drew Brees and Co. Its all clumped up in the NFC South, Bucs coach Raheem Morris said. Perfect suiting for us. Perfect suiting for winning this division like we talked about at the beginning of the year. Somebody has to do it. Why not us? In addition to intercepting Brees three times and forcing four turnovers overall to hold off the Saints 26-20 in Tampa on Oct. 16, the Bucs have won each of the past two seasons at New Orleans. Last weeks bye came at an ideal time for the Bucs, who have played their last two games the victory against New Orleans and a 24-18 loss to Chicago in London without injured running back LeGarrette Blount and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. Both players practiced Tuesday and are expected to play Sunday against the Saints. Morris also spoke favorably about the status of several other players who have been nursing injuries, including linebacker Mason Foster, safety Tanard Jackson, center Jeff Faine, fullback Erik Lorig and offensive linemen Jeremy Zuttah. We know we have a resilient team, guys bye was good for us. We do feel like were in a good position, Morris said, noting that the Bucs are in the thick of the division chase even though they dont feel like theyve played up to their capability. We havent played our best football clearly, and thats a good thing. We didnt start playing our best football last year until probably the middle of the year or later, the coach added. Last year at this time we had two blowout losses under our belt. We had to bounce back from those losses. Weve got one this year, so were getting a little bit better. The Bucs were one of the NFLs biggest surprises a year ago, rebounding from early lopsided losses to Pittsburgh and New Or the playoffs. Sundays game marks the start of a stretch in which Tampa Bay plays three Orleans, Houston and Green Bay. This is crunch time football, no matter what your team situation is. This week for a lot of teams its make or break. Youve got to start looking at games like that, quarter back Josh Freeman said. Its no longer the beginning of the season. Youre starting to get into the home well, Freeman added. We found a way to do it last year. If we can channel that same sort of energy, come out and put together complete football games, well be in pretty good shape come December. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 15 when they wanted more playing time. Some suffered career-ending injuries. Some decided to skip class or play baseball or simply quit. Each season, teams can give out 85 scholarships. Theoretically, these teams that oversign would have to strip players of scholar ships to make room for the new recruits. (Scholarships are oneyear contracts, though the NCAA has recently proposed expanding them to four years.) Taking away scholarships is rare, however, because so many players leave school when they arent getting playing time free education be damned. Florida, however, has not over signed as part of a policy coming from University President Bernie Machen and Athletic Director Jer emy Foley, a team spokesman said Tuesday. In their last four signing classes, the Gators have hauled in 84 recruits one shy of the limit. These schools play roulette with the lives of talented young people, Machen wrote in an oped for Sports Illustrated on Feb. 1, not coincidentally the eve of National Signing Day. If (schools) run out of scholarships, too bad. Technically, its legal to do this. Morally, it is reprehensible. Machens policy leaves Muschamp handcuffed, especially this year. But at least Florida can hang its hat on something, and the Gators will be better prepared for recruiting going forward. The Southeastern Confer ence will restrict every team to 25 scholarships next year. Florida has signed one class with a higher number than that; the other four teams have signed nine. Those teams will fall back soon. Asked Monday how he punishes players who commit penalties, Muschamp said, Were a little bit thin, quite frankly. Were doing the best we can do. Muschamp has to keep playing them; he doesnt have a choice. Soon, he wont be alone. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org. TYLER, from page 13 WAR OF ATTRITIONTeam Players signed (2008-11) Players Lost Players Left Source: Rivals.com **Note: Some players signed with a team twice: once out of high school and time. Those players were only counted once. 84 108 101 112 89 23 31 24 44 23 61 77 77 68 66 Maegan Dennis / Alligator Staff AP PhotoThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the New Orleans Saints 26-20 on Oct. 16 in Tampa, but now must travel to Louisiana for a rematch this Sunday. they cant play up to that speed, youre better off really limiting their role. Back to the sidelines: After calling plays from the coaches booth Saturday against Georgia, Weis said he would likely return to the sideline versus Vanderbilt. He said the move upstairs was a result of the pass-heavy attack and that a new gameplan means he will likely coach from The Gators drew four false start penalties, three for delay of Saturday due to an apparent inability to get play calls in. We had some procedural issues, obviously, as far as communication is concerned, coach Will Muschamp said Monday when asked about Weis in the booth. Thats something were working doing that. Staying the course: Floridas offensive slump is due largely to failed chances, Weis said. touchdowns in the last game, Weis said. We had some really big missed opportunities. I think that in a game thats a fourpoint game, all you need is one of them to cash in and everyone feels totally different. And its really not that much different than the week before. Weis added that play calls, routes, protections, fundamentals, techniques and Brantleys lack of mobility have all played a role in Floridas struggles. four, but scored only 11.8 points per game in four October contests. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. NO TEBOOK, from page 13Weis NATIONAL FOO TBALL LEA GUEComing off the bye, Bucs readying for test against Saints

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LANDON WATNICKAlligator WriterFlorida hoped to build its lead Tuesday, but black numbers tar nished a golden opportunity. In the second round of the Betsy Rawls Invitational in Austin, Texas, the No. 10 Gators shot 16-over to bring their two-day total to 589 (285304, +13). The team fell to second place, and trails host Texas by eight shots Tulsa sits in third 13 strokes back. This wasnt the round we were looking for, coach Jan Dowling said. However, weve got a very legitimate shot at winning a golf tour nament, and thats all you can ask for when you tee it up in a tournament every time you play. Were really excited about [today] and were going to react like champions. For the day, Florida had nine double bogeys, a high number that Dowling attributed to her team intensifying its own errors. got ourselves in trouble a little bit, she said. But I think those double bogeys came from compounding the mistakes. Were going to learn from it, and hopefully its going to be better [today]. Junior Mia Piccio followed up stellar performance Tuesday, shooting a 2-under 70. After doubleeagle against three bogeys. Im very proud of her, Dowling said. She started out with a double bogey, and she never lost get it back. Thats shows a lot of maturity and a lot of patience, and she did it. Although senior Evan Jensen round Monday, that wasnt the case Tuesday. While Jensen tallied bogeys and a double bogey for a 7-over 79. Piccio (-3) sits atop the leader board, while Jensen (+3), the overall individual leader after Day 1, slid to a seven-way tie for 13th. Piccio her day 5-over. After recording three double bogeys, senior Andrea Watts shot a 6-over 78. Floridas freshmen also had a rough time on Tuesday. Camilla Hedberg went 7-over, while Lena Weichselgartner, competing as an individual, carded a 5-over 77 to bring her two-day total to 155 (+11). today, Dowling said the team isnt dwelling on the errors. [Tuesdays] round is over. Theres nothing we can do about it now except react the right way, she said. We can either be annoyed or upset about it or we can turn around and get ready for [today]. Thats the plan. 16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 Alligator File PhotoFlorida junior Mia Piccio shot a 2-under 70 on Tuesday and sits atop the leaderboard at the Betsy Rawls Invitational after two rounds. WOMENS GOLFPiccio leads; Gators drop to second ALEX PECKHAMAlligator WriterA swim race is relatively simple to understand: Whoever But a swim meet is more complex. Coaches have to acutely understand their teams strengths and weaknesses, hoping to exploit matchups that will yield them the highest point total at the end of the day. The delicate game of wits that is an NCAA dual swim meet was on display Friday at the OConnell Center Natatorium when the Florida women lost to Georgia 158.5-141.5, while the men tied 150-150. both the men and the women was the 400-meter freestyle relay. Going into the event, the Florida women trailed Georgia 147.5-135.5, while the men were behind 144-139. The Gators coaches had some tricky lineup decisions to make to give the teams their best chance to win. On the womens side, Flor ida had to be greedy with its choice in swimmers because the only way the Gators would steal the victory was with a We had an opportunity to win, so we tried to split our relay teams hoping to get a 1-2 Troy said Monday. If the Gators had gotten their emerged with a miraculous 150.5-149.5 victory, but Florida stead, falling agonizingly short. While the women only had nal race, the UF men had a hands. To outscore the Bulldogs, coaches had to decide whether to split up their relay teams as the women did, or stick with their usual A and B squads. We felt our B relay could have beaten their B relay, but we fell a little short, Troy said. The Florida A relay team won the race, with Georgias A team coming in second. The meet would be decided by whichever schools B team could touch The Bulldogs secured that thirdplace result by only 0.16 seconds, preserving the tie for Georgia, and showing once again that after all of the preparation and analysis going ming is really about who can This game of wits will take place once again today at 5 p.m. as Florida State comes to the OConnell Center Natatorium hoping to reverse the results from the All-Florida Invitational last month, when the Gators dominated the Seminoles en route to a season-opening victory.Florida swimming to host Florida StateTroy