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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 53 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF sees increase in undergraduate applicants this yearAbout 430 more people applied than last year, pg 3. Gator Dawgs to serve last hot dogs SundayOwner says the restaurant is closing for good, pg 5. MEREDITH RUTLAND AND CLARE LENNON Alligator Staff Writers UF emailed an emergency alert shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday warning of an armed suspect in the Shands at UF atrium. After searching the Shands and UF Health Science Center area, University Police had not found the suspect, according to a follow-up email sent at about noon. Guns are not allowed on campus or in Shands at UF facilities, according to the email. He then picked it up and put it in his pants pocket. UPD advised those on campus to maintain normal operations. Students were asked to call UPD if they saw a black man about 5 feet 8 inches tall wearing jeans and an orange shirt with white short sleeves. There were no indications that the suspect intended harm, by email because text message warnings would be used for more serious situations. The report that [UPD] had was that a person had seen anUNLIMITED MEALS CAN NOW BE SERVED WITHIN A THREE-HOUR WINDOW. MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writer Kent Vann came into work Wednesday knowing he wouldnt have to turn away the 131st person in the lunch line. The city lifted the 130-meal limit restriction on local soup kitchens and replaced it with a three-hour time limit after a series of meetings. On Wednesday, city soup ating under the new rule. City soup kitchens have had to follow a city restriction since 2004 that stated they could serve no more than 130 meals a day. Before that, soup kitchens had to follow a 75-meal limit that started in the 1990s. said Vann, executive director of the St. Francis House. The St. Francis Houses chosen lunch hours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. brought 101 people, Vann said. But the crowd is usually small at the beginning of the month because thats when paychecks come in, so the need for free food isnt as urgent. He said he expects more people to show up for lunch closer to the end of the month 80 /58 Barbie has changed her look plenty over the years. Check out the dolls latest style and how shes affected girls ideals in todays Avenue. See story, Page 10. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 15 SPORTS 20 Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff Final FarewellOtis Britt, owner of Gator Dawgs on West University Avenue, turns off the open sign at the front of the City soup kitchen meal limit lifted MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Staff Writer Gainesville Police are still searching for a man who kidnapped a UF student and held him hostage in his home for hours, Police are looking for a suspect named Ronald Newman, a 44-year-old white man, said Cpl. Angelina Valuri, GPD public inHe was recently released from a Georgia prison, where he had been serving time since 1994. Valuri said she did not know why he was imprisoned. The search began at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday hood in Gainesville along the 900 block of Northwest 15th Avenue saw a suspicious man loitering in the dark, Valuri said. man began to run. Police surrounded the area and searched At 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, GPD received a 911 call from a UF student who had pulled into the parking lot of a local Florida Highway Patrol station. He said a man had held him at home by gunpoint all night. His description matched the police description of the man who had run from an near the same area, Valuri said. The student told police he had heard a sound outside and went into his yard to investigate at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. He said the man forced him inside, holding a gun. The man said he was being chased by police and needed the students help. He also said he was wanted on several Student kidnapped, held at gunpoint for hours in own houseCRIMESEE MEALS, PAGE 4 SEE SHANDS, PAGE 4 The report that they [UPD] had was that a person had seen another person with what appeared to be a weapon.Steve OrlandoUF spokesmanNewman Campus maintained normal operations SEE KIDNAP, PAGE 4Soccer advances to SEC semis:With a 2-0 victory against Georgia on Wednesday, Alabama on Friday, pg. 20.

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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 53 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING Educational Access Summit Today, 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 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 Today, 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 community. 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/employment.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. UF SFRC John Gray Distinguished Lecturer, Franklin Boteler Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. Reitz Union Grand Ballroom, Paramount Plaza Hotel, 2900 SW 13th St. Franklin E. Boteler, assistant director of the Institute of Bioenergy, Climate and Environment, will speak on Forest Resources: Constant meal ticket for a barbecue chicken dinner and one door prize ticket. Additional poker hands can be purchased for $5 each (after the registration fee is paid). The entry fee for the scavenger hunt is $5 per vehicle (with a minimum of two participants per vehicle for safety purposes). Additional meal tickets are available for sale as well. Proceeds to benefit the Elks Mobile Therapy Units char ity account. For more infor mation, contact Linda Califf at 352-222-0337. The Florida I Knew Nov. 14, 6 p.m. Pugh Hall Reubin Askew became the first Florida governor to serve two consecutive fouryear terms. He emerged as a progressive lawmaker, opposing racial segregation and supporting fair legislative representation for ur ban counties. Tax reform, racial justice and honesty in government were the hallmarks of his governorship. Gov. Askew will be discussing some of the high points of his governorship and the importance of being civilly engaged. 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.CORRECTIONIn Wednesdays edition of the Alligator, an article incor rectly stated that the Gators football team lost four away games in October. There were three away games that were lost, against Auburn, Georgia and LSU. The fourth loss, against Alabama on Oct. 1, was a home game. Values in a Sea of Change. For more information, visit http://sfrc.ufl.edu/download/JG2011.pdf or call 352-846-0850. The event is free to the public. International Development Career Networking Day Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reitz Union Career Resource Center Library The Career Resource Center and the UF International Center are bringing development organizations to UF to network with you. If you are interested in this field, be sure to attend. International development organizations seek to improve human well-being through health, agriculture, education and environmental initiatives. Stop by to learn more about organizations that work within this arena. If you have any questions stop by the CRC or contact Nadene Reynolds at 352-273-2307 or nadenereynolds@crc.ufl. edu. A Legislative Preview Wednesday, 6 p.m. Pugh Hall Mary Ellen Klas, Tallahassee bureau chief of the Miami Herald, will provide a journalistic preview of the upcoming legislative session and the impact of the redistricting process. Project MASCOTs Taco Fiesta Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. UF Baptist Collegiate Ministries Help Project MASCOT take its mentees to SeaWorld while enjoying an all-youcan-eat meal of hard or soft tacos (vegetarian option available), drinks and desserts. Pre-sale tickets are $5 at Peabody 301 and $7 at the door. Gainesville Elks Lodge Poker Run, BBQ & Road Rally Scavenger Hunt Nov. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 2424 NW 23rd Blvd. All modes of transportation are welcome. This event is open to the public. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. Entry fees for the poker hand will be $15 per person and will include one poker hand form, one lunch FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 81/58 PARTLY CLOUDY 72/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 73/51 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/58

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 BENJAMIN S. BRASCH Alligator Contributing Writer Occupy Gainesville and Occupy UF let the opinion of the 99 percent be known together Wednesday. Gainesvilles occupation movements came together for speak-outs on and off campus, marching and a general assembly. The groups had a speak-out on the Plaza of the Americas with signs and chants such as We are the 99 percent and They got bailed out. We got sold out. All protesters were a part of a human microphone. The human microphone started in New York with the Occupy Wall Street testers repeat what the person in the middle is saying for all to hear. I occupy because this is a group of people who believe what I believe, said Joe and a member of Occupy UF. how the heads of corporations were allowed unions. when there is no one to pick the vegetables? he said. Walters said the amount of student debt among college students is ridiculous, and even though so many students have debt, they arent doing anything about it. Some looked to Tallahassee for answers. Rick Scott, you are not a public servant; you are a CEO, said Diana Moreno, a 24-year-old member of Occupy Gainesville, through the human microphone. We all know your true intentions are to corporatize our education. She said an institution like UF was only a dream, and she will not see it slip away because of corporate greed. Governor, you are but a criminal and this university will remain public, for the people for people trying to better themselves. Occupy Gainesville, Occupy UF speak out against Gov. Scott ERIN JESTER Alligator Writer Despite a lackluster football season and winning the title of 10th douchiest school in the U.S., UF received more applications this year than last year. As of the Nov. 1 deadline, 26,602 undergraduate applications were received, which is 432 more than last year, UF spokesman Steve Orlando said. Its been going up pretty regularly every year, he said. UF continues to accept late applications until March. After admission decisions are released for all the applicants who met the review late applications and admit more students if theres room. During the past couple of years, Orlando said, UF has received about 3,000 late applications. Last year was a new record for total applications, with 29,269 submitted by March. UF has a 39 percent acceptance rate, Orlando said. About 11,400 applicants were admitted in 2010. Florida State University received about 35,000 applications this fall, said Browning Brooks, director of the FSU News and Public Affairs. Of those applicants, about 12,000 were admitted. Vanessa Perez-Bermudez, a 17-year-old senior at Pine Ridge High School in Deltona, said she sent in her application to UF last Saturday. She said she also applied to the University of Central Florida and Florida International University. Perez-Bermudez said she found the essay easy to write but stressed about the application process because UF is her top choice. She will wait until February to learn if she has been accepted. Its very nerve-wracking because I want to know when my dreams start coming true. UF sees rise in number of undergraduate applicantsOrlando ACADEMICS

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warrants from Georgia, Valuri said. When the students roommate came home later that night, the man hid in the students room. The student told the roommate to act like everything The student told police the man decided at 5 a.m. Wednesday that he needed help getting his vehicle back. He said it had been towed, but he didnt know where, Valuri said. The student suggested University Towing, located at 2456 NW 74th Place, and drove him there. As soon as the guy got out of the car, he hit the gas and drove immediately to the highway patrol station, Valuri said. Police searched the towing compound and the surroundman. The search is ongoing. Weve had detectives working on the case all day, Valuri said. Police found a vehicle that may have been the one the A green van with Georgia plates had been towed to Superior Towing, on the opposite side of town from Univer sity Towing, she said. Valuri said the van, a Honda Odyssey, was stolen in Georgia. The man is wanted by GPD on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and armed burglary. when their paychecks run out. Michael Noffsinger, 32, munched on his jambalaya, bread and vegetables Wednesday and said hes glad the meal limit is gone. said. Noffsinger, who is homeless, said the meal limit felt like it was meant to drive homeless people away from downtown. People take the bad, and they make it a stereotype of the whole population, Noffsinger said. city soup kitchens, St. Francis House was the only soup kitchen affected. St. Francis House is one of two soup kitchens in the city. The other, before the meal limit was in place, so it didnt have to follow the limit. Opponents of the meal limit were concerned that changing the meal limit to a time limit would draw more homeless people to the St. Francis House. To address the problem, the organization requires people to get police clearance from the Gainesville Police before they can receive any services. The clearance was required for anyone who stayed at St. Francis House overnight, but as of Wednesday, the clearance is required for any service, including lunch. Other changes include making sure trash outside St. Francis House is picked up and warning people not to loiter in neighbors yards or they could lose their ability to get ser vices from the soup kitchen, said Lee Smith, director of operations. Vann said the change means the soup kitchen will get less unwanted attention. Finally, we can just focus on the mission at hand, he said. Its going to be nice not to have to turn people away. 4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011Meredith Rutland / AlligatorThe St. Francis House soup kitchen was able to serve meals during a three-hour time frame as of Wednesday, rather than the previous limit of 130 meals a day. St. Francis House was the only soup kitchen affected by change MEALS, from page 1Alex Catalano / AlligatorA UF emergency alert email sent around 10 a.m. Wednesday warned students and staff of an armed subject in the Shands atrium. Man was seen dropping a handgun around 10 a.m. KIDNAP, from page 1Police are still searching for suspect recently released from Georgia prison FURTHER TESTS ARE PLANNED FOR MEASURING ITS CAPABILITIES WITH PHOSPHATE LEVELS FOUND IN MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER. CARTER LYLESAlligator Contributing Writer the environment. We feel its got broad capabilities, certainly in water treatment, waste water, aquariums, even swimming pools, said Jeffrey Keaffaber, who Keaffaber is a chemistry senior lecturer, and Talham is a UF chemistry professor. Keaffaber and Talham are looking for companies to commercialize the technology. This is a very exciting technology which has an email. of detectable phosphates from a water source with concentrations between 0.5 to 10 milligrams per liter. capabilities with 5 to 20 milligrams of phosphate per liter, the average amount found in municipal wastewater. phosphate down to lower levels than the iron-based systems that municipalities currently use, Keaffaber said. Its always been a goal of ours to extend this to a municipal waste water treatment facility. removes 100 percent of phosphates This is a very exciting technology which market. Lenny Terry other person with what appeared to be a weapon, he said. If the suspect had indicated he meant harm or had actually started have sent a text message instead of an email. Orlando said the university did ond source that a man had a gun. Barber said the nearby Baby Gator building was put on lockdown, but nobody else was instructed to interrupt usual business. UPD Capt. Bart Knowles said during the search that people at Shands at UF were staying calm. He said UPD had received several calls about sightings of the suspect, but he was never located. Police maintained an increased presence in the area throughout the day, according to a follow-up email. SHANDS, from page 1

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 Alex Catalano / AlligatorDust BunniesRaymond Rawls cleans at the Florida Museum of Natural History to prepare for an upcoming interactive energy consumption model exhibit. CLARE LENNONAlligator WriterOtis Britt doesnt like sad endings. Thats why he doesnt like Gladiator. It was great until Russell Crowe died at the end. He feels the same way about Mel Gibsons Braveheart. The Rocky movies, though those are good. Britt, 42, has posters from these movies and dozens more hanging on the walls of Gator Dawgs. He opened the restaurant at 1023 W Univer sity Ave. in the mid-2000s, just before the recession hit. Business was good, and the hot-dog restaurant was as packed as the walls. But business has slowed, and Britt said the restaurant he owns is pulling in less than half the money of what it needs. Hell serve his last dawg on Sunday. He estimated hed need to end each day with about $500 more than hes getting right now. When the economy and Gators football team were hot, the weekend tailgaters poured in every weekend. Even without the games, people came to taste the burgers, sausages and hot dogs with so many toppings the menu. Former UF Student Government President Ashton Charles came in so often for the vegan hot-dog dish she created that it was added to the menu and named after her: The Ashton Dog. Every year was better, Britt said. He said the Fest has always brought lines of the nicest people that extended out the door between sets at the three-day music festival. The Fest is like two football seasons in a weekend, he said. He said Gator Stompin could bring a crowd, too, but it was a little more drunk and just not the same. Gator Dawgs would have closed earlier, Britt said, but he and his wife, Candy, agreed they would stay open for Fest 10 this year. The restaurant almost closed in January because of the lack of business, but business picked up for a few weeks, and Gator Dawgs stayed open. Britt held a Ghost Chili Challenge in September. This time, though, he said theres no hope for the restaurant. I dont really want a lot of business, he said. Hes the only one working, and he said the restaurant will close either way. Brendan McKay, 23, a second-year law student, ate lunch Wednesday. He and his friends had heard the restaurant was closing. They had never eaten there, even when McKay attended UF as an undergraduate. He had a burger and a hot dog, both smothered in peppers. I think the appeal of it is what you can get on it, not necessarily the quality of the food, he said. Devoted fans posted about their favorite items and gave condolences on the Facebook page. One woman said she travels literally thousands of miles for the mac and cheese hot dog. For Britt, though, the end of Gator Dawgs also means a steady paycheck, weekends off and less stress. He plans to stay in the food-management industry, working for someone else for a change. Thats not to say that closing the restaurant isnt a little hard for him. He wondered aloud why he hung his posters so high on the walls as he struggled to take down a poster he sold to a Gator Dawgs devotee for $5. I guess I thought Id never be taking them down.Gator Dawgs to close for good The Fest is like two football seasons in a weekend.Otis Britt Gator Dawgs owner

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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, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Are you sad Gator Dawgs is closing Sunday? Tuesdays question: Have you ever met Squirrel while out at midtown?123 TOTAL VOTES80% YES 20% NOFocus should be on culture of educationTheres been a lot of talk about education lately, both in the Alligator and on campus. Ive been pretty overwhelmingly inundated by questions about the value of higher education and concerns about whats going on in our public school system. If youre reading this, youre likely either pursuing an enriching education at UF or intimately involved with providing that education to thousands of students. Education is a hugely important part of our lives. Its only natural that it would also present a popular topic for discussion. We all know there are problems. Those of us working to pay our way through school have to struggle with a tuition that doesnt come anywhere close to being covered by the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Others with younger brothers or sisters attending public schools in dilapidated Florida school our youth is subjected to. So the question, for once, isnt why were talking about it or even whether its worth talking about. Those have easy answers. mess. The issue doesnt appear to be poor funding, consider ing the number of dollars we spend per child in this nation. At the same time, a quick look at the budget of your average classroom (whose teacher cant afford things that will actually supplement the learning process) suggests more money is desperately needed. Maybe Bright Futures is too open, and maybe student loans are too accessible. Most of us believe education is a right that should be afforded to all, but we disagree about how much work you should have to put in to get it. Whats important is that those differing opinions still disadvantaged backgrounds are just not going to have access to our best schools. what is preventing our education system from living up to the standards of those abroad, theres a common consensus that the U.S. is falling behind in a very critical area. Meanwhile, nobody seems to have a decent idea for how to hold teachers accountable. Sure, we know the teachers union causes problems, and we know standardized testing does more harm than good. Id personally suggest a system in which teachers answer to each other, perhaps one that involves yearly evaluations of the previous years progress. But I also recognize the problems with that notion, and I dont think were that So what are we left with? How do we repair an educational system thats so important to so many of us? We have to change the American culture. The problem isnt money or teachers or even bureaucracy. The single biggest source of our problem is that were clearly not cur The importance of school must be emphasized. Educa tion needs to be seen as a right, one so absolutely essential for the way things used to be needs to be cast aside so we can seriously consider proposals like shorter summer breaks. The effort to provide the best possible education to as many children as possible needs to be more of a focus than any other domestic issue. In short, we need editorials, protests outside Turlington, those impassioned pleas and those great ideas. And I commend each and every one of you working to provide that. Alex Guilmartin is a psychology and pre-law senior at UF. His column appears on Thursdays.Peanut GalleryGOP lacking star candidatesMitt Romney is every Republicans favorite numbertwo pick for president. If no one else works, the GOP will settle for Romneys lackluster, establishment candidacy. But in the meantime, we get to have all the fun with the other 40 people running for the GOP presidential nomination. out the best way to confuse an already confused Republican base. At least they arent confused about how crazy Rick Perry is. the number nine. Or is it 45? Who knows? Herman Cain cant seem to make up his mind about anything lately. And, as the tions. Its about time for some scandal to plague this race. Who can forget the loveable Minnesotan with the creepy havent heard, Michele Bachmann has raised somewhere between 23 and 300 children, but whos counting? Standing toe to toe with the mean GOP queen is the for mer Speaker of the House from Georgia who is as articulate as he is boring. Lets just say Newt Gingrich is very articulate. You also have the libertarian-leaning congressman from Federal Reserve System. Ron Paul might be the most consistent candidate of the bunch, but he scares some in the GOP who cant imagine the U.S. not bombing someone somewhere. Who in the hell is Jon Huntsman? Finally, theres the former Pennsylvania senator whos a bucket of laughs, especially when it comes to marriage and family. Too bad the only people laughing at Rick Santorum are the ones who put his name in Google. Meanwhile, GOP insiders and pundits are hoping that the likes of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Congressman Paul Ryan or, hell, even Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will throw their hat into the race. come together to take on the Barack Obama powerhouse? Hes already been campaigning and organizing for the general election while the Republicans are ripping each other apart. With a host of kooky candidates, how can the Republican base decide who to throw their support behind? Well, whatever happens, at least they can be comforted by the fact that Mitt Romney wont be elected president in 2012. Alex Guilmartinletters@alligator.org

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7Halfway through my high school career, something became quite apparent. And no, Im not talking about my lack of aptitude for math. We became intelligent enough to notice the patterns in our history textbooks: History is written by the victors. And who are the victors, usually? Rich men. And if were getting technical: rich, white men. Pretty much ever since the civilization of the New World, rich and white men have effectively ruled North Amer ica. I dont mean to sound like a cynic, or god forbid like a feminist, but thats honestly the way its been. And yes, I under stand that our president is not white, but that is not the point. Wealth begets wealth; power begets power. You cant get elected in this country unless you have the money to do so. Campaigning takes quite a bit of time, effort and money. I get it; I do. A lot goes into campaign management, which is then transformed into an administrative strategy once the But dont you see? Only the wealthy have the political power. The rest of us are left hoping that our representatives make the best choices for us, the people. And its not like the secretaries are in charge of big businesses; those who make the most money are the CEOs or presidents of companies. The head honchos make the decisions and then write themselves the biggest checks. Theres something inherently wrong with that, right? Something too you scratch my back, Ill also scratch my back about the whole thing. So while I may not be down in the proverbial trenches with the protesters of Occupy Wall Street, their side of things. The way the per cent runs things is unfair to the rest of us. We are being governed unsustainably. The way America, and capitalism, works is that the person with the most is the winner. Well, Im sorry, but you cant have all of the oil and food and money. Life does not work that way, and none of those are renewable resources as it is. Im not claiming to be an economist or an expert on anything. But isnt there a time when House seats dont just go to the highest bidder? Most lobbyists, and the corporations they represent, should start to think about maintaining what business they have instead of gobbling up every resource in sight; we, fellow constituents, are a resource to them, as we hold the voting power. Im tired of rich people (usually also white and male) calling all of the shots because they usually get it wrong. The wealth and resource gap in this country is astounding. that if youre reading this, you are a part of Occupy Wall Streets 99 percent whether you like it or not. Unless you are miraculously a CEO of a very large business; in which case, please hire me. I can run your Twitter account. Sami Main is a journalism junior at UF.The wealthy abuse their powerColumnist debate Should the1 percent control more than 40 percent of the wealth? The 1 percent controlling a large share of the nations wealth would not be inherently wrong, but, as of today, the cards are stacked against the rest of us. In the current economic and political clioff the success and labor of others. Good businessmen and innovators should not be lambasted for the rigged operations of the bankers, stockbrokers, regulators and politicians. Since the end of World War II, Americas economy has been a mixed economy, meaning some industries are heavily regulated, the technology sector, remain unregulated for the most part. In the streets of American cities around the country, protesters chant angrily about banks and insurance companies. They claim more government and redistribution of the wealth will solve unemployment problems and debt crises. How can they claim more government when the government created the problem? Is socialism really the answer? Yet ironically, videos and images can be seen of them using MacBooks and wearing T-shirts produced by a market which they denounce as evil. The passing of Steve Jobs garnered a moment of silence in the permanent park residents a man who built a company manufacturing products that made peoples lives more enjoyable. The real problem is not the 1 percent controlling the wealth; it is corporatism. The organization of a society into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation and exercising control over persons and activities within their jurisdiction. The lines between politicians and corporations are blurred. If it were a Venn diagram, it would be one cir cle. All they do is swap jobs. Last year, General Electric Co. paid no income taxes. In fact, the government gave it money. CEO of GE, Jeffrey R. Immelt, serves on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Coincidentally, the Reserve gave GE a good ole bailout because the largest conglomerate in the world really needed it. Immelt also serves on Obamas job council. Henry Paulson, who served as CEO of Goldman Sachs, was President Bushs Secretary of the Treasury during the bailouts in 2008. The list goes on and on. For all of the government road blocks to gain control, some industries have thrived in spite of their efforts. Bill Gates, Henry Ford, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Walt Disney and Larry Page are all great examples of business ventures who created innovative, imaginative industries, all of which made our lives exponentially better. Think of a life without the magic of Google. sires of others by following ones own selfinterest. Is it morally wrong for someone to give you a cookie for a dollar? Are you stealing? Are you forcing anyone to take your cookie? Entrepreneurs bring wealth to com munities by supplying commodities that people desire to satisfy his or her simple pleasures. Nicholas Butler is a journalism sophomore at UF.We should blame corporatism Sami Mainletters@alligator.org Drinking age should not be lowered-I recently read the column, Drinking age should be lowered that described UFs proposal to treat underage students who have alcohol-related illnesses without stigmatizing them. I consider this an acceptable and suitable policy to establish. Its very evident that college students younger than 21 will drink alcohol, but the fact that this occurs should not alter the legal drinking age. There are many pros and cons to this debate; however, the cons outweigh the pros. The age limit hasnt stopped minors from drinking. If the legal limit was lowered to 18, more problems would arise. It would contribute to more alcohol-related vehicle crashes and death. Changing the age would allow more individuals, those between the ages of 18 and 20, to buy and drink alcohol. Many 18-year-old students are still in high school. If teenagers are given the right to legally purchase and drink alconsumption to those in high school. Another serious factor to consider is that this issue would make teens more vulnerable to drug and substance abuse as well as unprotected and/or unplanned sex. We could also see increases in violence and academic failure. The drinking age should not be lowered. Courtney Pavlok West Palm BeachLetters to the Editor Nicholas Butlerletters@alligator.org

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theA v enue THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Check out the advice band members of Sister Hazel gave a rising local songstress. See story, Page 12. Twit Pick @joelmchale: Lindsay Lohan is going to pose nude in Playboy. Turns out she met Hef during her community service at the L.A. County Morgue. #AARPburn!Bloggin Out Want to see how this cool weather can actually affect your mood? A one blogger Cry a River on Alligator Blogs at alligator.org/blogs. ERICA A. HERNANDEZAvenue WriterChicken breast, Gouda cheese, spinach, tomatoes, broiled eggs and sour cream are tucked neatly into a freshly-made crepe, straight out of the pan. Steam rolls off as you peel the tin foil away from the thoughtfullyprepared creation. The simple ingredients combine perfectly to create a simply delicious crepe. Andi Melengu, 24, co-owner and manager of City Crepes, said, French crepes are more of a meal. City Crepes, one of the more recent additions to downtown Gainesville, has only been open for seven months, but in that time it has earned its spot among the familiar landmarks of the area. City Crepes is located at 609 W. University Ave., across from Central Florida Melengu, a 2009 UF economics graduate, opened City Crepes after spending a year in Albania and Greece. In Europe last year, I was eating crepes every day. I really liked the crepes there, and I Melengu explained. So far, the business plan has been to keep things simple. The menu is divided into sweet and savory crepes and features 12 items, all ranging from $2.99 to $5.95. There is also the option to customize your own crepe. Keidi Melengu, 20, co-owner and UF building construction junior, is City Crepes only other employee. Both the Melengus were born in Albania and moved to the U.S. 10 years ago. Convenience is also a key element of City Crepes business model. One can order crepes for delivery through 2dollardelivery.com, and Downtowns City Crepes serves Some people have never had crepes before they come here. We Andi Melengu He Says She Says He Said, She Said: Do you tattle on your friends cheating beau? Ive never been one to cause a scene. If I ever saw a friends boyfriend or girlfriend on a date with someone else, I wouldnt lash out at him or her then. Most of the time, confrontations like that just make matters worse. What could appear as a date could actually be something completely harmless, causing you to look like a huge jackass. A better solution would be to talk to the perpetrator afterward when he or she is alone. This gives you time to cool your head, prepare your questions and handle the conversation with rationality. Give him or her the chance to explain the situation. Was it just an innocent get-together? Does your friend know the two met? However, I wouldnt bring it up to your friend no matter if the beau was guilty or innocent. Most people love to bash their friends partners because it gives them the feeling that they are looking out for their friends. Although it may seem like you are doing them good, you arent. Arguments become worse when more people become involved. If that guy or girl was really going on a date with somebody else, there are issues in that relationship that THEY need to work out. Its not your job to fix the problems of others. JACOB ROMOSERThe other night at the Holiday Inn on 13th Street and University Avenue, I stood in another long line. It appeared that a number of kiddies from Gainesville got wise and took a cue to volunteer for this years Fest 10 in order to snag a free weekend wristband for the sold-out event. A ll in attendance for a mandatory orientation meeting, the volunteers formed a staggering train that meandered along the edge of the hotels conference room, the favorable shadows across our silhouettes as Having shown up to this meeting alone, and also having not recognized anyone in the vicinity, I began to make small talk with the woman standing behind me who seemed to be in a similar predicament. Her name was Michelle Blanck, a 20 year-old Latin American studies junior who grew up in South Florida and had spent weeks traveling throughout Brazil. Not only did she share my love for brash bands, but Blanck was also intelligent, cultured and completely adorable. She was a perfect person with whom to discuss this weeks topic. I gave her the scenario: You are out grabbing food when you notice a close buds boyfriend across the room, visibly macking on another girl. What do you do? Blanck admitted that, thankfully, she had never been in this type of situation. A clear and obvious public hookup? and I wouldnt be nice about it, she stated. Raising a good point, Blanck continued with a breakdown of the asinine situation. We live in an age where everyone not only has a cellphone, but the phones have cameras as well. In a place like Gainesville, where you see a lot of familiar faces, and the circles people run in are small, its incredibly stupid to think that one could get away with sneaking takably wrong. Agreed. A word to the wise, Gainesvillians: Big Brother and Sister are, in fact, watching. KAY BEA Down to Growl Gear up for Gator Growls superstar lineup this year with comedian Joel McHale and bands Sister Hazel and the Goo Goo Dolls. See story, Page 12. SEE CREPE, P AGE 11 food

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9 RAKSHEEN AYAZ Avenue Writer No two social networks are the same, though people tend to see them as replicas of each other. In September, Google launched its new social networking platform, Google+, to all users. Though Google+ doesnt intend to compete with Facebook, a comparison is inevitable. who interned for Google during the summer, said, People tend to compare Google+ to Facebook right off the bat, but they are two different networks. The target demographic for Google+ users is 25 to 34 years old. Thirteen percent of U.S. adults have already joined Google+, and 22 percent are projected to join by the end of the year. Its growth has outpaced the initial growth of Facebook and Twitter. Assistant professor of digital arts and sciences Ben DeVane, Ph.D., said both social networking platforms have their pros and cons. For students who just want to meet new friends, I think Facebook is probably better because everyone has an account, DeVane said. For students who are concerned about privacy or professional networking, Google+ DeVane said he thinks Google+ will continue to grow among young professionals with its collaboration tools and privacy controls. But I dont think Google+ will take over Facebooks position in the future, he added. Google+ revolves entirely around privacy settings and customization. With the Circles feature on Google+, users organize people into different categories, which restricts some people from seeing certain information. Sarah Talty, an 18-year-old computer science freshman, is an active user of Google+ and no longer uses her Facebook account. She ships work in real life. On Facebook, everyone is seen as a friend, but in reality you have friends, family and coworkers. You want to keep them separate, she said. Google+ clearly asks its users in which Circles they want to share their photos. While Facebook also allows users to organize friends in lists, its not used as frequently. You dont want to accidentally show pictures of yourself clubbing to your mother, brothers and boss, Talty said. Another feature both social platforms share is video chatting. However, Google+ offers Hangouts, allowing users to video chat with nine other people, while Facebook only allows video chat with one other person. Hangouts with extras allows users to enhance their experience. Some features offered are the Sketchpad, which is a drawing tool all participants can use at the same time, and Google Docs, which allows users to read documents, screen share, group video chat and group chat. A major difference in the look of Google+ from Facebook is the inclusion of advertisements. Google+ does not have any adver tisements while the layout of Facebook, with several company pages, groups and side ads, makes it appear more like a business platform. Asse, who primarily uses Google+ to keep in touch with past Google interns, said, Facebook is almost more spamming. Talty said, Its like watching TV. You dont want to see the commercials, you want to watch the show. Facebook started simple but keeps changing, and people have trouble keeping up. Google+ has laid everything out from the beginning. Google+ also includes a sharing tool, similar to one that Facebook has, called Sparks. With Sparks, Google+ users get news, posts and information about their interests. It keeps users like Talty up-to-date on their interests and allows them to share articles to the Circles they choose. The easiness and integration of Google+ gives users an advantage. Users open a separate tab or window for Facebook. Google+ provides everything in one place by its integration of all the products of Google such as Gmail, YouTube, Picasa, Earth, Finance and, of course, the Google search engine. Asse predicts that Google+ users will continue to grow because so many people are already utilizing Google products. The strong, existing user base of Facebook means that the transition from Facebook to Google+ will be slow. The thing is that everyone whos interested in social media seems to be active on Facebook already, said Ji Hoon Lee, a lecturer in the UF department of journalism. But overall, its all about customization, personal preference and how you make use of it. Comparing Facebook with Google+ is comparing an apple with an orange. Google+ revolves around privacy, controlled networking tech

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KATE FELDMAN Avenue Writer There once was a girl who had everything. Her name was Barbie. Now, Barbie has tattoos and pink hair, too. The tokidoki Barbie, released as a collectors item Oct. 13, comes in a pink miniskirt, patterned tights and a black shirt with a heart and skull bones. Between the top and a cottoncandy-pink bob, the doll has her chest and arm. Then theres her pet, Bastardino, a dog in a cactus costume. Tokidoki is a Milan-based fashion house that stems inspiration from Japanese anime and art. Designed by Italian artist Simone Legno, this new doll is described by Mattel as funky fashionista, but her neck tattoos are confusing those who grew up with Flight Attendant Barbie and Pet Doctor Barbie. Though Mattel claims the tattooed Barbie is marketed more toward adults, parents and Barbie lovers are still up in arms. I always liked Barbie when I was younger because she did it all and looked good doing it, said Meredith Cotton, 20, food and resource economics junior. She had her perfect home, excelled at every job and then drove around in a cool car. Cotton, who grew up playing with her mothers dolls, said the appeal of Barbie was that she was the iconic Jackie Kennedy type of girl. Thats how the era was immortalized to me, she said. Im sure no one our age wants to be immortalized by crazy hair and tattoos. Journalism sophomore Sarah Loftus, 19, still has her Barbie as Cinderella Collector Edition sitting in her closet from her fourth birthday. This Barbie is sending a message to young girls that thats how theyre supposed to look, she said. Little girls will feel like they wont be complete until they have pink hair and tattoos. In the November issue of O, Oprahs magazine, an article titled Better than Beautiful? featured model Katie Halchishick naked with a plastic surgeons suggestions inked onto her body. In her hand is a naked Barbie. There are a lot of movements now that are encouraging people to embrace a healthy ideal, said Shannon Delaney, the health promotion specialist at GatorWell. Trying to achieve an ideal that cant be achieved is only going to make you unhappy. According to the 2010 Healthy Gators Student dents reported that feeling fat frequently interferes with their everyday life. We talk about it as a social mirror, Delaney said. The vision we have of ourselves is shaped by the opinion, perspective and paradigm of people around us. Barbie, she said, gives girls an unrealistic expectation. Lots of criticism of Barbie is that is portrays an image that is unachievable, she said. It isnt something you would want a young girl to aspire to. The doll, which is currently sold out and on back order, can be purchased for $50 on barbiecollector.com. We look at three main sources of body image issues, Delaney said. The messages we tell ourselves, the things we hear from people around us and larger societal issues. Most negative comments are to ourselves in the mirror. 10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 New tattooed Barbie raises questions about images to girls A life in Barbie1990:1995: Start elementary school, Lifeguard Barbie2000: Start middle school, Presidential Candidate Barbie2006: Drivers license, Zoologist Barbie2008: High school graduation, Space Camp Instructor Barbie2011: Turn 21, Architect Barbie Maegan Dennis / Alligator Staff A look at the many faces of the doll Sketches by Carly Coleman / Alligator Staff

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11 DIANA LOPEZAvenue WriterRobert Ritter wants people to go to his art show and walk away with one thing: awareness. Picture Perfect Poetry or Quixotes Phantasms de Amor is Ritters art exhibition based on the ideals of the late Miguel de Cervantes, a 16th century writer. Ritters art show will be open to the public at Books Inc., 505 NW 13th St., on Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. After a trip to San Jose, Costa Rica, in 2010, he took a picture standing next to an antique red door with vignettes implanted in the wall, depicting the tales of Cervantes Don Quixote. Ritter, 49, said he was on his way to the airport when he noticed the red door, pulled over and took a quick picture. vantes philosophies about life and gave birth to new ideals, he said. Ritter said the house has been in the family for 80 years. It was an anomaly or example of Old World continuity, he said. Its not considered a famous landmark, but it should be. In the three months that followed, he wrote a book, produced a video and hung a complete collection. His show was displayed in February for one night. This year, the show will be displayed for a month. However, the video installation that serves as an introduction will only be played for the opening night. He said he modeled the show after a mock tribunal. Once you step foot in here, your beliefs are put to the test, he said. Ritter said upon entering, guests are presented with key pieces of evidence that challenge personal values. During the course of the art show, there are four main exhibits, he said. Each exhibit is centered on a photo taken during Ritters travels and has complementary text to explain the ideals he wants to portray. One exhibit is called Quixotic Flights of the Imagination and features a picture of a volcano in Costa Rica. He said it symbolizes the continual cycle of creation and destruction. Its a largely text-driven show, he said. So the more effort a viewer puts in, the more theyll get out of it. There are also poems from his book hanging as subtext. Ritter said each exhibit and hanging incorporate found art, or art created from things you could Marcel Duchamp inspired it. Nuts, bolts, locks, bamboo sticks and pool cues are all part of Ritters collection. To top off the exhibit, he has created a framed book, what he calls an anomaly. He said he thinks no other artist has produced it before. The book of poems can hang as a normal picture or be unlocked and read normally. Its not about politics, religion or death, Ritter said about his collection. Its more about questioning beliefs and how well we live up to those beliefs.Local artist to host philosophy-based exhibition, puts beliefs to the test UF students are eligible for a dollar-off coupon found in Gator Bucks. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, the crepe shop serves lunch, dinner and, of course, dessert. Its like layers of heaven, 17-year-old jour nalism freshman Andrea Carroz said about her Nutella crepe. Dusted with powdered sugar, her crepe oozed with dark, warm Nutella. Though the Nutella and fruit crepes are a favorite, Andi Melengu said the prosciutto and chicken crepes are bestsellers. Some people have never had crepes before they come here. We ofbrings more culture and variety to Gainesville, Andi said. The quaint eatery features a few tables; freshly brewed coffee and other beverage options; music; and a lounge area complete with a couch and reading material. Both the brothers play DJ as well as chef while at work. Though not straight off the streets of Paris, City Crepes sure does serve up a good crepe Melengu style. Check out City Crepes Facebook page for its menu and specials. Nutella, fruit crepes are favorites CREPE, from page 8

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ALYSSA HOLCOMBAVENUE WRITER Inspiration is the name of the game when it comes to Camryn Wessners music. The 19-year-old local recording artist is preparing the release of her new EP, Temporary, this December. The Dothan, Ala., native said sic of her childhood, naming per formers like John Cougar Mellencamp and Alison Krauss as some of her guides. As far as her own music is concerned, Wessner said she hopes she uplifts and inspires listeners of all types. When you have something that youre so passionate about that you can live for every day, it makes life a lot more purposeful and meaningful to you and the way you live it, she said. I would hope that I wouldnt just inspire musicians or artists, but that my music can help people be inspired to do what they really wanna do with their lives. Learning to Fly SoloVocalist for the band Victory Blvd while in high school, Wessner said her time in the group helped her learn to perform. I think I just decided that it was nice to be responsible for myself as a musician. It helps me kinda grow when I can think and write on my own kind of terms, Wessner said. a really good experience. It helped me have a growing stage perfor mance so Im not just sitting up there singing.Wessner has had help from some notable musical forces, from respected producers Stan Lynch, a founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Billy Chapin, who has worked with the Backstreet Boys and O-Town, to Gainesvilles own Sister Hazel. Wessner even opened for Ken Block and Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel on Oct. 22 at Florida Gateway College in Lake City. At the concert, she received some advice from one of her many musical inspirations. Ken, before he left, he pulled me aside and he was like, Writers dont talk about writing, they write. Singers dont talk about singing, they practice what they do. Keep doing what youre doing. Just dont forget to not stop, Wessner said. She also said Lynch and Chapin were the reason for the comfortable recording environment that captured what Wessner calls her easy-listening style of music. Lynch even co-wrote the title track, complementing Wessners words and melody with music. Since theyve been in the industry and have been experienced for so long, I think its just easy for them to make people feel comfortable so that they can perform the best, she said. I think thats why theyre so good at it. They bring out the best in me. They make me feel really comfortable with my abilities and collaborating. As she prepares for the albums release, Wessner said she plans on continuing to play shows and eventually embarking on a tour, taking on whatever comes her way. As far as being signed to a record label nowadays, you really kinda have to have it all together beforehand, she said. So were trying to get a CD and a music video done, so that come 2012, thats gonna hopefully be the year that I really start to promote myself. Recorded during the summer out of St. Augustine, the Temporary EP features six tracks, the title track, debut single Polaroid and a bonus track. All of the songs are streaming on Facebook, but hard copies will hit shelves Dec. 13. As for her favorite track, Wessner said the EPs namesake is the one that brought to surface a par ticular message not only for listeners but for the singer-songwriter herself. If you cant accept that most everything you come across is temporary, then youre gonna have a hard time dealing with things, she said. Thats what this album really brought to surface for me. A lot of my life I didnt want to change and let go, but its good to be able to adapt to your surroundings because everythings pretty temporary. For more information on Wessner, the Temporary EP and upcoming gigs, including one at Double Down Live at 210 SW Second Ave. on Nov. 13, check out her com or her Facebook page. 12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011Karl Auffenberg / Alligator Rising recording artist Camryn Wessner, 19, has received musical advice from Sister Hazel. She releases her EP, Temporary, in December. KATE FELDMAN and ALYSSA HOLCOMB Avenue WritersGator Growl is going to be The Soup du jour in Gainesville when comedian Joel McHale performs. McHale is known around the Gainesville Community for many things his hit NBC comedy, his E! talk show and various roles in movies, including the recent Anna Faris raunchy rom-com Whats Your Number? What fans might not know about the funnyman is that he was born in Rome, played on the University of Washingtons championship football team and majored in history. However, between his wacky sitcom about community college life and The Soups melting pot of pop culture parodies, McHale is better known as a current comedic heavyweight. Aaron Heger, the producer of Gator Growl, said, I think hes an up-and-coming, very big name right now that both a lot of students and alumni responded well to. Just a popular comedian that everyone wants to see. From the start, we were just looking for acts that would appeal to both students and alumni. I think [McHale, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Sister Hazel] are acts that Gators of all ages have responded to well and will enjoy.Hometown celebrities Ken Block and Drew Copeland are back in Gainesville to celebrate Gator Growl, and its All For You. dium on Friday at 7 p.m. to see Block, the lead singer of Sister Hazel, and Copeland, the bands rhythm guitarist and vocalist, host the event. Hell yeah, Im excited to see them, said public relations junior Alicia Slate, 25. I like their sound. Its unique and old-school, and its nice that theyre bringing a band from the past to the modern days. Sister Hazels a band for all ages. Block and Copeland will also be performing the national anthem, so bring Everybody you know to enjoy the show. Heger said he was Happy to bring Block and Copeland to the event because of their popularity within the Gainesville community. Theyll be introducing everyone from the marching band to the football team, he ing with interaction with the audience between acts. Missing this performance will surely be Your Mistake, so arrive early enough to get comfortable before the show starts. Itll be a Beautiful Thing.GOO GOO DOLLSOriginally called the Sex Maggots (promoters refused to book them until they changed their name), the Goo Goo Dolls are here to help you Slide into the Homecoming game to the sound of some of their most popular songs. Let Love In as you watch John Rzeznik, Robby Takac and Mike Malinin perform as 2009. Im really excited that they decided to have a band come play, said occupational therapy sophomore Anna Fuhrer, 19. I wasnt very impressed by Growl last year. The musicians might not know your Name, but that doesnt mean theyre not lected after beating Maroon 5, Kings of Leon and a top-three alumni survey. Im basically listening to Goo Goo Dolls like crazy, Fuhrer said. I bought my ticket the second I found out they would be per forming. Heger wants to Give a Little Bit back to the students who voted to bring the band to UF. Every year, we do a survey to see what people thought of Gator Growl and what theyd like to see next year, he said. Ninety percent of people on the survey said they wanted a musical act this year, so it was a nobrainer. fore Its Too Late to get a good spot. The Gators may have seen Better Days, but were ready to feel Sympathy for the Vanderbilt football team. Dont miss this opportunity to be close enough to see the Iris in the Goo Goo Dolls eyes.Laughs and Lyrics: Gearing up for Gator Growls headliners Local rising songstress prepares debut EP, has opened for Sister Hazel music

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Pools Cardio Tanning Tennis Washer/Dryers HUGE Floor Plans! 377-7401 BoardwalkApt.com 12-7-11-74-2 3/2 House Available Immediately Near Law School, Shopping, Restaurants Free UF Parking! 352.371.7777 12-7-11-74-2 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $869 Patio and Storage Closet Call 352-372-8100 12-7-11-74-2 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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14, ALLIGATOR 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 ESCAPE THE ORDINARY 1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 TH FREE Cable with HBO All the amenities & FREE tanning Gated, PET FRIENDLY 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 Love the Nightlife?Live where you play! ArlingtonSquare.org Apts in the heart of downtown Call for Avail. 352.338.0002 12-7-11-74-2 2BR/1BA Cent heat mobile home. Shaded lot, laundry room. From $380 to $450/mo. Includes water. No pets. 1ST MONTH FREE! Vacant lots also available. 4546 NW 13th St. 376-5887 2-3-91-2 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 area. Dining rm, remodeled baths, cent AC/heat, new wd flrs, W/D, DW. Pets ok. Parking! Reduced to $1595. Avail now or Jan 352-665-8166 lv msg. 11-2311-50-2 One Mile to UF Home 2br 1 bath. New A/C Hardwood Floors, Tile in kitchen & bath & Florida room $900.00 mo. Call Andree Realty 352-375-2900 11-4-10-2 4/2.5 2000sqft home built in 2000, 2 blks to Stadium 3 min walk to Campus. Free $1300 security deposit! $1550/mo! W/D Garage. Avail Dec/Spring. Rmmate matching. Call 870-7304. jeremybolton0@gmail.com 1123-11-30-2 MUST SEE! 1BR, quiet, custom-built, in-law suite. Spacious, living room, full bath, dining, W/D. Cable, utils incl. Close to all -has it all! $700/ mo. Call 278-8381 11-10-11-10-2 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, $1750/month obo + util. Call 275 1259 11-15-11-20-2 Gatornest 300 NW 18 ST $550 3 blocks to UF Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 Bike to UF 4BR/2BA House directly across from Law School. W/D, DW, cent AC/heat 3BD/1BA House 2046 NW 31 PL No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com 11-16-11-20-2 SERENOLA PINESOff SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $515, 2BR $595 352-335-0420 12-7-11-32-2 GREAT VALUE WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $445, 2 BR $545. 352-335-0420 127-11-32-2 Close to UF, $595/month 2BR with 2.5Bathroom townhouse. New floor/paint. Fenced backyard with W/D hookup. 1310 SW 61st, GNV, 32607. Call 352/332-4088 or 352/514-7098 11-10-11-10-2 2, 3, or 4 Bedroom House available January 1st. Walk to Class! Lots of Parking. Pool. 2 Living Rooms. $500 per room. Please call John @ 561-866-8234 for further info 11-4-4-23 or 4BR/1.5BA CONDO2116 SW 70th Terr. Available anytime. $700/ mo. (First & Last) Call 352-514-9698 119-11-5-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND.Cabana Beach Sublease 2/2Available now to Aug 2012, $509/mo each, Furnished W/D call 352-552-1757 11-23-11-14-3 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 12-7-74-4 MASTER Bdrm. PRIVATE BATH, WALK IN CLOSET 708 NW 10th Ave. 5 min to UF. Nice Cabana around Lg Swimming Pool, $570 incl utils, & W/D. Huge space in quiet area. Flexible lease w low sec dp. Call Kristoff 352-332-5030 or 514-6180 ready Nov. 1st. 11-4-11-15-4 STUDENTS NEEDED TOWNHOUSE W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus route. $350/mo + utils per room. Available December. Call 727-729-1561 11-30-26-4SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $650/mo. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 11-911-9-4 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 Office Space and Penthouse Available Call David Holbrook (352) 213-8161 11-16-11-10-5 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 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

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ALLIGATORSell 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 12-7-1174-12I 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. 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. 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16, ALLIGATOR $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ 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. Email resume and SEO samples to hr@352media.com 11-8-11-10-14 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. Apply at Furniture Kingdom Plus...3310 NW 23rd Ave 11-4-11-5-14 Marketing Assistant, P/T. Assists with marketing and PR for O'Connell Center. If interested send e-mail to musson@ufl.edu 11-4-5-14 Medical assistant needed for busy dermatol ogy office. Part-time position available, 10-20 hrs wk. This is an ideal position for pre-med, nursing or allied health student. Will train energetic, enthusiastic individual. Medical asst certificate not required. Email resume to ofmgrbeers@aol.com. 11-7-5-14 Busy Dermatology office seeking medical billing / front office assistant. Ideal for business or similar major. Part-time position leading to possible full-time with management potential. email resume to ofmgrbeers@aol.com. 11-7-5-14 RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR LANGUAGE STUDY! Must be a native Japanese speaker. Benefits may include improved pronunciation of English language sounds. Interested? Please contact: ufaphasialab@gmail.com or (352) 273-3714 for information. 11-3-11-2-14 Bench Scientist: Self-motivated individual with good attention to detail to work in antibody purification and kit development. Knowledge of ELISA methodology and basic immunology is desirable. Basic laboratory skills and ability to manage multiple projects required. B.S. in scientific field preferred; laboratory experience may be substituted. Send resume to info@elisa-tek.com. 11-811-5-14 Looking for a fitness model for website. Please, send pic & info to ergofit101@gmail. com or ergofit101.com. Photography should take less than 1 hour at a popular G'ville gym. You will receive name credit & $25 visa card. 11-7-3-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad 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 12-7-11-74-15NEED 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 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 COMPUTER PROBLEMS? CONFUSED? 13 yrs in the IT profession. I can resolve ANY issue Desktop Laptop Networking A/V Cell Phone Gator IT Solutions 1 call does it all! 352-792-2214 Free Quote 11-22-11-20-15 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 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 Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS) and Basic Life Support(BLS) classes. Meets Shands and SFC requirements. All certs issued are American Heart Assoc. We do indi vidual and group classes. Call Cardiac One at (352)494-4217. 11-23-11-20-16 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 Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 12-7-74-21 MCINTOSHWORLD.COM a boutique in a barn!Used books,old thoughts and new things. The existing order of surfdom cannot remain unchanged. It is better to abol ish surfdom from above than to wait until the surfs begin to liberate themselves from below. Alexander 11. Hwy.441S. 15 min. to change what you thought a store could be. 11-22-30-21 One random winner will receive a $25 visa card. Just like www.GoBud.org Travel/ Leisure on FB. Winner will be announced on Dec 1, 2011. 11-8-4-21 GATOR SOUTH CAROLINA FOOTBALL TIX (2) 352-278-8166 11-3-5-22 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.FOUND: KEYSOn Newell Drive on Monday, 10/31 late afternoon. Call to identify 954-801-3817 117-3-25 VIBRAM 5-FINGERSAwesome selection of the super hot Vibram 5-fingers shoes. Styles for causal wear, working out and running. Come check 'em out. Lloyd Clarke Sports 1504 NW 13th St. One mile north of UF on 13th St. 11-4-5-18FLIP FLOP SALEAll flip flop sandals on sale now. Reef, Teva, Sanuk, Roxy and Quiksilver. 15-30% off. Great selection. Lloyd Clarke Sorts 1504 NW 13th St. 372-7836 11-4-5-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! Gainesville "Doobie Toss" The Video! Features "The Toss" 1992-'93! Now on DVD! Includes interview with the late and lovable, "Guru of Ganga," Jack Herer, and the USDA's 1942 film "Hemp for Victory!" Help fund the Hempfest! SAT. NOV. 5 Gainesville's Downtown BO Diddley Plaza! Donnations Greatfully accepted! JodiFL C.A.N. 321-253-3673 Doobietosservideo@gmail.com 11-4-117-20 The Doobie Tosser says that you should Google this video! "UFOTV Presents: The Hemp War Conspiracy!" This is the film that the US Gov. does not want you to see! 114-11-7-20 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 12-7-141-21SHOTGUN 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

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BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer For years, Mary Wise has heard the same question repeatedly. When will the Southeastern Conference get better? Floridas volleyball coach has remained consistent in her answer. You better be careful what you wish for. The questions were deservedly asked. After all, in Wises 20 years coaching at UF coming into this season, the Gators were not challenged by conference foes, with Florida a combined 306-12 in SEC play. But after this past weekend, the coaching veteran is being asked a different slate of questions. Ive gotten the email that says, Whats wrong with Florida volleyball? We lost two matches, Wise said. Well, folks, you play top-25 teams on the road, those arent easy wins. For just the second time dur ing her UF coaching career, Wise watched her team lose back-to-back SEC games last weekend during a road trip to No. 16 Tennessee and No. 19 Kentucky. The two losses dropped Florida (17-5, 10-3 SEC) four spots in the AVCA poll to No. 17 and likely knocked the Gators out of the race for an SEC championship. Previously, 2009 was the only season UF did not win an SEC title with Wise at the helm. For our league to take that next step, weve got to have at least one team go deep into the tournament, Wise said. That hasnt been the case in recent years. I think both Kentucky and Tennessee have an oppor tunity to go very deep. With the exception of discussing defense by back-row players, Wise exactly what went wrong during the weekend. Outside hitters Kristy Jaeckel and Stephanie Ferrell were somewhat high-error players in Friday and Sundays games, respectively. However, they were each forced to take more than 40 swings in both games, an inordinately high number for the duo. Wise initially pointed out Kelly Murphy and Tangerine Wiggs as players who didnt have good games against Tennessee but retracted that statement after reevaluating the game. You can look at their numbers and say theyre not playing well, but I think that would be short-sighting the quality competition we played against, she said. Since 1991, the SEC has been a league dominated by one team, with Florida the only program to make it to a national championship game (a 3-1 loss to Southern California in 2003). But now the Gators are stuck hunting teams like Tennessee, which Wise predicts will be the favorite to win the conference again next year. What were going to do is were going to spend time on the Gators, she said. We talked to the team about where we can see improvement. Theres some things you cant control. Our middles arent going to get any taller, but there are balls were tact. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 17Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffAfter dropping back-to-back matches on the road to Kentucky and Tennessee, Florida coach Mary Wise said the level of competition in the Southeastern Conference is starting to catch up to the Gators. Wise: Parity developing in previously uncompetitive SEC BOTH WON BY MORE THAN 50 POINTS WEDNESDAY. ALEX PECKHAMAlligator Writer Florida swimming coach Gregg Troy assessed the Gators rivalry with Florida State after Wednesa really important meet for us. We certainly dont ever plan on losing to them. The Florida men beat Florida State, 175-121, while the women earned a nearly identical 176-119 victory. On the mens side, it was the younger swimmers who carried the load. After letting a victory against Georgia last week get away from them, Troy said the Gators squandered the meet due to a slew of mistakes that he attributed to inexperience. Freshmen Matt Elliott, Matthew Curby and Eduardo Solaeche were three of the driving forces behind the Gators victory. Solaeche took home the 200-yard breaststroke, Elliott took home the 100 breast and Curby earned a victory in the 100 backstroke. Both Elliott and Curby were also a part of Floridas 200 medley relay team, which also Some of the younger guys raced really well today, Troy said. They really needed that. They needed a chance to get in some close races and thats what they did. Other strong performances for Florida came courtesy of junior Jason Taylor as well as sophomores Brad DeBorde and Marcin Cieslak, who won two races apiece. It was a familiar script for the Florida women, as the team relied on the exploits of standouts Elizabeth Beisel, Teresa Crippen, Sarah Bateman and Jamie Bohunicky to coast to a comfortable victory. Bateman turned in the best per formance of the four, touching the Bohunicky, a Gainesville native, continued her dominance in freestyle events by taking the 200and 500-yard races. The win against Florida State is for the Florida women, who now head to Ann Arbor, Mich., to take on Michigan and Stanford in separate meets on Friday and Saturday.Men, women handle Florida State at home LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer Florida only trailed Texas by eight strokes But when all was said and done, the Gators left Austin, Texas, still searching for a tournament win. To close out the Betsy Rawls Invitational, No. 10 UF shot 15-over for a three-day score in a three-way tie for second place with PepTexas. We made too many mistakes, coach Jan Dowling said. But we had an opportunity to win, and thats what were trying to do. Its disappointing, but we got ourselves in contention and that experience is invaluable. good individual accomplishments, too. While Florida came up short, the secondfall season, topping a third-place showing at the Cougar Classic in September. Andrea Watts was UFs top performer on Day 3, carding a 2-over 74 on four birdies against four bogeys and a double bogey. The senior ended the event with a 224 (+8), her best three-day score this year. The main word for her is resiliency for this week, Dowling said. She stayed patient and stayed positive and was able to get her head in gear to make those birdies. Im happy Boasting an impressive streak heading crumbled Wednesday. After shooting even par on her front nine, she tallied two bogeys and three-straight double bogeys, ending her day 8-over. Still, Piccio (+5) managed to place 10th inShes disappointed right now, Dowling said. Mia got herself in contention and Im very proud of her. She was leading the tournament after two days. Shes going to handle this really well, and the next time shes leading or supposed to lead, I think shes going to take it. The Gators will have more than three months off until they begin their spring season at the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif., on Feb. 13-15. The team knows were capable of great golf, and when it all comes together, its very has left a bitter taste in their mouth. I think its going to motivate them to work really hard during the postseason. leaves Gators tied for second You can look at their numbers and say theyre not playing well, but I think that would be short-sighting the quality competition we played against.Mary WiseUF coachDowling Troy

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18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 well and I dont regret the decision I made at all. Though his son grew up watching games in the OConnell Center, the elder Donovan wasnt sure about how receptive Billy would be to actually playing a game back home after Catholics coach, Steve Howes, initially suggested the matchup. Last year some time, [my dad] was just asking Hey, would you like to come down for a game? Billy said. I said, Sure why not, so they were able to work it out. But its really exciting. The Cardinals are no strangers to exhibition games against high2011 season, they took on Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Despite his busy schedule, Donovan was able to attend the 72-47 win by the Irish, which was also his the Cardinals lost by 25 points, Billy and his teammates were able to take something from the game. dence I feel like, and lets us realize that we can play with a Division-I team, whether they are in the top 10 or not in the top 25, he said. The Gators, led by probable Boynton, Bradley Beal, Erik Mur phy and Patric Young, will present a similarly stiff challenge and have won their last 21 exhibition games dating back to 2000. Coach Donovan said he expects everyone on the team to see playing time against the Cardinals, although sophomore guard Scottie As for Billy, he doesnt really know what to expect from sharing time. It is a little weird, he said. But looking back on this a couple years from now, I really feel like its going to be worth it for me and a special moment for myself and my father. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org.Alligator File Photo an exhibition between UF and his school, Catholic University. HOOPS, from page 20Brett Le Blanc / Alligator S taff Barney out for season with facial fracturesBaker and put the ball into an empty net from 10 yards out for her sixth goal of the season. Before Taylor even kicked the ball, I had already started running, Annis said. I didnt even have to stop my run because I was already past the defense. The early Florida lead forced Geor gia to play aggressively, resulting in more space for the Gators to oper ate than they had in recent games in which they trailed throughout. The game was wide open because they were behind, Burleigh said. There was no bunker, so that helped. The Florida defense handled the Georgia attack well throughout the game, allowing just one shot on goal pressing to get back in the game in the second half, they were only able to muster two more shots on frame. lead after Thompson sent a corner into headed the service, and Annis was able to kick it in out of the ensuing Annis stepped up in the absence of will miss the remainder of the season after she sustained facial fractures in a collision while going for a header in lina. Barney, a team captain, gave her captain band to Annis prior to Annis downplayed her success after the game, noting the importance of the win for her team. Its all or nothing right now, she said. One game and you could be done for the rest of the season, and we The Gators play again Friday night when they take on 8th-seeded Alabama, which upset top-seeded South SOCCER, from page 20 It really gives us some lets us realize that we can whether they are in the top 10 or not in the top 25.Billy Donovan want that.Tahnai Annis

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Rainey suffered the injury Pressure, takeaways: In said he was most disappointed ate turnovers and put heat on Homecoming still meaningful: Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@ alligator.org DORES SITTING AT 4-4. MATT WATTSAlligator Staff Writer eled toward his team at the hands Its not all hot air; the Commointerception late to seal any hope for a touchdown and converted a 2-point conversion to tie the what Florida or any other oppoContact Matt Watts at mwatts@ alligator.org. ALLIGATORAP PhotoCoach James Franklin said he knows the only thing that will truly change what people think about Vanderbilt is wins. First-year coach Franklin trying to change perception at bottom-dwelling VanderbiltTHE RALLYGreg: The Gators may not win the Southeastern Tom: Gators chances of a division title went out Floridas depth and it hasnt helped why not dip into the more of those freshwhen Florida will have a clean slate? Greg: Tom: from Floridas class Greg: especially if the newcomers havent shown Tom:Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org and Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org.With hopes of title dashed, should freshmen see more time? Tom Greentwitter: @tomas_verde Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca FOO TBALL, from page 20Turnovers remain a concern for Quinn We are not going to sit back and take stuff from anybody. Anybody. No one. Those days are long gone and they are never coming back ever.James FranklinVanderbilt coach

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Tennis Playing In ITA ChampionshipsBoth the Gators mens and womens tennis teams travel to Flushing, N.Y., today to play in the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Championships. Check alligatorSports.org for coverage. Fresh off close games against year coach James Franklin said this isnt the same old Vandy. See Story, Page 19. Alex Orlando / AlligatorAfter switching from defensive tackle to defensive end in fall camp, sophomore Sharrif Floyd is starting to become acclimated to his new position. He had eight tackles, including two for loss, against UGA. TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer Sharrif Floyd is starting to hit his stride coming off the edge. Floyd, who switched from defensive tackle to defensive end before the season, has been meeting with coordinator Dan Quinn after practices this fall. The two watch and those of defensive ends who played for Quinn in the NFL. Early in the year, Floyd struggled to identify what he needed to focus on before each snap. So mer players on tape, the coordinator would point out to Floyd what those players were looking at as the play progressed. Sometimes you can have a tendency to try and look at too old saying: If you see a lot, someyou see a little, a key, a tackle sometimes that can lock you in. Florida with eight tackles Satur day against Georgia, including a team-high two tackles for a loss and a quarterback hurry. At 295 pounds, Floyd is much bigger than a typical end, but he is He sees himself moving back to tackle in coming years, but for now he has been adjusting nicely to playing the edge. In addition to reading the offense, Floyd has had to learn to apply his power game to a position where players are more known for speed. not going to be a slim (defensive) end, so I have to do big-guy been working. McCrays status: Quinn declined comment when asked Wednesday if linebacker/defensive end Ler entee McCray had practiced this game prematurely with a shoulder injury. Coach Will Muschamp said Monday that McCray was questionable to probable. If the juKitchens would replace him in the Getting Rainey back: Muschamp said he hoped redshirt senior Chris Rainey could run a little bit to test his sprained right ankle Wednesday. Floyd becoming comfortable in new role at defensive end JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Writer night when Tahnai Annis gave them something they had not had in more eastern Conference) defeated Georgia round game of the SEC Tournament in half goals from the senior forward. Entering the tournament, Florida fallen behind in four consecutive 1-0 since its 2-0 win against Ole Miss against Kentucky on Oct. 2 was the Coach Becky Burleigh said the Gators made a point in practice during the week to be more aggressive from the back and be quicker getting on the attack. The practice paid off in the 26th minute when keeper Taylor Burke played a long ball er Lindsay Thompson into UGA ahead to Annis, who broke through to her right to get by keeper Ashley Annis lifts No. 23 Gators to SEC Tourney semis UF PLAYS CATHOLIC AT 7 P.M. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer Entering his 16th season with the Gators, Billy Donovan has shared the court with thousands of opposing players, fellow coaches and former colleagues. add a family member to that list. Aside from coaching No. 8 Florida during its season-opening exhibition against Catholic University, Donovan will also be playing the role of proud parent whenever his oldest son, also named Billy, checks in at guard for the Cardinals. Like his father, the 6-foot-1 Donovan is known for his long-range shooting prowess. He scored more than 1,000 points as a fouryear starter at St. Francis High in Gainesville, for college. He had absolutely zero interest in playing for me did not want to do that, coach toward basketball. Never really pushed him toward Catholic University. He did this all on Instead of walking on at Florida, Billy, now a sophomore, decided to enroll at Division-III Catholic in Washington D.C. He saw limited playing 30 games during his freshman season but expects a larger role this year after Catholic graduated its two leading scorers. I kind of wanted to get out of Gainesville a little bit, he said. Just go to a Catholic school and play basketball. It really worked out Donovan, son to square off in exhibition home game tonightSEE F OO T, P A GE 19 SEE HOOPS, P A GE 18 SEE SOCCER, P A GE 18Quinn Donovan UF Soccer QuotableThey may be small, but theyre technically sound. Sharrif Floyd



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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 53 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF sees increase in undergraduate applicants this yearAbout 430 more people applied than last year, pg 3. Gator Dawgs to serve last hot dogs SundayOwner says the restaurant is closing for good, pg 5. MEREDITH RUTLAND AND CLARE LENNON Alligator Staff Writers UF emailed an emergency alert shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday warning of an armed suspect in the Shands at UF atrium. After searching the Shands and UF Health Science Center area, University Police had not found the suspect, according to a follow-up email sent at about noon. Guns are not allowed on campus or in Shands at UF facilities, according to the email. He then picked it up and put it in his pants pocket. UPD advised those on campus to maintain normal operations. Students were asked to call UPD if they saw a black man about 5 feet 8 inches tall wearing jeans and an orange shirt with white short sleeves. There were no indications that the suspect intended harm, by email because text message warnings would be used for more serious situations. The report that [UPD] had was that a person had seen anUNLIMITED MEALS CAN NOW BE SERVED WITHIN A THREE-HOUR WINDOW. MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writer Kent Vann came into work Wednesday knowing he wouldnt have to turn away the 131st person in the lunch line. The city lifted the 130-meal limit restriction on local soup kitchens and replaced it with a three-hour time limit after a series of meetings. On Wednesday, city soup ating under the new rule. City soup kitchens have had to follow a city restriction since 2004 that stated they could serve no more than 130 meals a day. Before that, soup kitchens had to follow a 75-meal limit that started in the 1990s. said Vann, executive director of the St. Francis House. The St. Francis Houses chosen lunch hours 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. brought 101 people, Vann said. But the crowd is usually small at the beginning of the month because thats when paychecks come in, so the need for free food isnt as urgent. He said he expects more people to show up for lunch closer to the end of the month 80 /58 Barbie has changed her look plenty over the years. Check out the dolls latest style and how shes affected girls ideals in todays Avenue. See story, Page 10. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 15 SPORTS 20 Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff Final FarewellOtis Britt, owner of Gator Dawgs on West University Avenue, turns off the open sign at the front of the City soup kitchen meal limit lifted MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Staff Writer Gainesville Police are still searching for a man who kidnapped a UF student and held him hostage in his home for hours, Police are looking for a suspect named Ronald Newman, a 44-year-old white man, said Cpl. Angelina Valuri, GPD public inHe was recently released from a Georgia prison, where he had been serving time since 1994. Valuri said she did not know why he was imprisoned. The search began at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday hood in Gainesville along the 900 block of Northwest 15th Avenue saw a suspicious man loitering in the dark, Valuri said. man began to run. Police surrounded the area and searched At 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, GPD received a 911 call from a UF student who had pulled into the parking lot of a local Florida Highway Patrol station. He said a man had held him at home by gunpoint all night. His description matched the police description of the man who had run from an near the same area, Valuri said. The student told police he had heard a sound outside and went into his yard to investigate at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. He said the man forced him inside, holding a gun. The man said he was being chased by police and needed the students help. He also said he was wanted on several Student kidnapped, held at gunpoint for hours in own houseCRIMESEE MEALS, PAGE 4 SEE SHANDS, PAGE 4 The report that they [UPD] had was that a person had seen another person with what appeared to be a weapon.Steve OrlandoUF spokesmanNewman Campus maintained normal operations SEE KIDNAP, PAGE 4Soccer advances to SEC semis:With a 2-0 victory against Georgia on Wednesday, Alabama on Friday, pg. 20.

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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 53 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING Educational Access Summit Today, 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 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 Today, 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 community. 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/employment.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. UF SFRC John Gray Distinguished Lecturer, Franklin Boteler Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. Reitz Union Grand Ballroom, Paramount Plaza Hotel, 2900 SW 13th St. Franklin E. Boteler, assistant director of the Institute of Bioenergy, Climate and Environment, will speak on Forest Resources: Constant meal ticket for a barbecue chicken dinner and one door prize ticket. Additional poker hands can be purchased for $5 each (after the registration fee is paid). The entry fee for the scavenger hunt is $5 per vehicle (with a minimum of two participants per vehicle for safety purposes). Additional meal tickets are available for sale as well. Proceeds to benefit the Elks Mobile Therapy Units char ity account. For more infor mation, contact Linda Califf at 352-222-0337. The Florida I Knew Nov. 14, 6 p.m. Pugh Hall Reubin Askew became the first Florida governor to serve two consecutive fouryear terms. He emerged as a progressive lawmaker, opposing racial segregation and supporting fair legislative representation for ur ban counties. Tax reform, racial justice and honesty in government were the hallmarks of his governorship. Gov. Askew will be discussing some of the high points of his governorship and the importance of being civilly engaged. 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.CORREECTITIONNIn Wednesdays edition of the Alligator, an article incor rectly stated that the Gators football team lost four away games in October. There were three away games that were lost, against Auburn, Georgia and LSU. The fourth loss, against Alabama on Oct. 1, was a home game. Values in a Sea of Change. For more information, visit http://sfrc.ufl.edu/download/JG2011.pdf or call 352-846-0850. The event is free to the public. International Development Career Networking Day Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reitz Union Career Resource Center Library The Career Resource Center and the UF International Center are bringing development organizations to UF to network with you. If you are interested in this field, be sure to attend. International development organizations seek to improve human well-being through health, agriculture, education and environmental initiatives. Stop by to learn more about organizations that work within this arena. If you have any questions stop by the CRC or contact Nadene Reynolds at 352-273-2307 or nadenereynolds@crc.ufl. edu. A Legislative Preview Wednesday, 6 p.m. Pugh Hall Mary Ellen Klas, Tallahassee bureau chief of the Miami Herald, will provide a journalistic preview of the upcoming legislative session and the impact of the redistricting process. Project MASCOTs Taco Fiesta Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. UF Baptist Collegiate Ministries Help Project MASCOT take its mentees to SeaWorld while enjoying an all-youcan-eat meal of hard or soft tacos (vegetarian option available), drinks and desserts. Pre-sale tickets are $5 at Peabody 301 and $7 at the door. Gainesville Elks Lodge Poker Run, BBQ & Road Rally Scavenger Hunt Nov. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 2424 NW 23rd Blvd. All modes of transportation are welcome. This event is open to the public. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. Entry fees for the poker hand will be $15 per person and will include one poker hand form, one lunch FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAYMONDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 81/58 PARTLY CLOUDY 72/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 73/51 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/58

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 BENJAMIN S. BRASCH Alligator Contributing Writer Occupy Gainesville and Occupy UF let the opinion of the 99 percent be known together Wednesday. Gainesvilles occupation movements came together for speak-outs on and off campus, marching and a general assembly. The groups had a speak-out on the Plaza of the Americas with signs and chants such as We are the 99 percent and They got bailed out. We got sold out. All protesters were a part of a human microphone. The human microphone started in New York with the Occupy Wall Street testers repeat what the person in the middle is saying for all to hear. I occupy because this is a group of people who believe what I believe, said Joe and a member of Occupy UF. how the heads of corporations were allowed unions. when there is no one to pick the vegetables? he said. Walters said the amount of student debt among college students is ridiculous, and even though so many students have debt, they arent doing anything about it. Some looked to Tallahassee for answers. Rick Scott, you are not a public servant; you are a CEO, said Diana Moreno, a 24-year-old member of Occupy Gainesville, through the human microphone. We all know your true intentions are to corporatize our education. She said an institution like UF was only a dream, and she will not see it slip away because of corporate greed. Governor, you are but a criminal and this university will remain public, for the people for people trying to better themselves. Occupy Gainesville, Occupy UF speak out against Gov. Scott ERIN JESTER Alligator Writer Despite a lackluster football season and winning the title of 10th douchiest school in the U.S., UF received more applications this year than last year. As of the Nov. 1 deadline, 26,602 undergraduate applications were received, which is 432 more than last year, UF spokesman Steve Orlando said. Its been going up pretty regularly every year, he said. UF continues to accept late applications until March. After admission decisions are released for all the applicants who met the review late applications and admit more students if theres room. During the past couple of years, Orlando said, UF has received about 3,000 late applications. Last year was a new record for total applications, with 29,269 submitted by March. UF has a 39 percent acceptance rate, Orlando said. About 11,400 applicants were admitted in 2010. Florida State University received about 35,000 applications this fall, said Browning Brooks, director of the FSU News and Public Affairs. Of those applicants, about 12,000 were admitted. Vanessa Perez-Bermudez, a 17-year-old senior at Pine Ridge High School in Deltona, said she sent in her application to UF last Saturday. She said she also applied to the University of Central Florida and Florida International University. Perez-Bermudez said she found the essay easy to write but stressed about the application process because UF is her top choice. She will wait until February to learn if she has been accepted. Its very nerve-wracking because I want to know when my dreams start coming true. UF sees rise in number of undergraduate applicantsOrlando ACADEMICS

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warrants from Georgia, Valuri said. When the students roommate came home later that night, the man hid in the students room. The student told the roommate to act like everything The student told police the man decided at 5 a.m. Wednesday that he needed help getting his vehicle back. He said it had been towed, but he didnt know where, Valuri said. The student suggested University Towing, located at 2456 NW 74th Place, and drove him there. As soon as the guy got out of the car, he hit the gas and drove immediately to the highway patrol station, Valuri said. Police searched the towing compound and the surroundman. The search is ongoing. Weve had detectives working on the case all day, Valuri said. Police found a vehicle that may have been the one the A green van with Georgia plates had been towed to Superior Towing, on the opposite side of town from Univer sity Towing, she said. Valuri said the van, a Honda Odyssey, was stolen in Georgia. The man is wanted by GPD on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and armed burglary. when their paychecks run out. Michael Noffsinger, 32, munched on his jambalaya, bread and vegetables Wednesday and said hes glad the meal limit is gone. said. Noffsinger, who is homeless, said the meal limit felt like it was meant to drive homeless people away from downtown. People take the bad, and they make it a stereotype of the whole population, Noffsinger said. city soup kitchens, St. Francis House was the only soup kitchen affected. St. Francis House is one of two soup kitchens in the city. The other, before the meal limit was in place, so it didnt have to follow the limit. Opponents of the meal limit were concerned that changing the meal limit to a time limit would draw more homeless people to the St. Francis House. To address the problem, the organization requires people to get police clearance from the Gainesville Police before they can receive any services. The clearance was required for anyone who stayed at St. Francis House overnight, but as of Wednesday, the clearance is required for any service, including lunch. Other changes include making sure trash outside St. Francis House is picked up and warning people not to loiter in neighbors yards or they could lose their ability to get ser vices from the soup kitchen, said Lee Smith, director of operations. Vann said the change means the soup kitchen will get less unwanted attention. Finally, we can just focus on the mission at hand, he said. Its going to be nice not to have to turn people away. 4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011Meredith Rutland / AlligatorThe St. Francis House soup kitchen was able to serve meals during a three-hour time frame as of Wednesday, rather than the previous limit of 130 meals a day. St. Francis House was the only soup kitchen affected by change mMEaALS, from page 1Alex Catalano / AlligatorA UF emergency alert email sent around 10 a.m. Wednesday warned students and staff of an armed subject in the Shands atrium. Man was seen dropping a handgun around 10 a.m. KIDNaAP, from page 1Police are still searching for suspect recently released from Georgia prison FURTHER TESTS ARE PLANNED FOR MEASURING ITS CAPABILITIES WITH PHOSPHATE LEVELS FOUND IN MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER. CARTER LYLESAlligator Contributing Writer the environment. We feel its got broad capabilities, certainly in water treatment, waste water, aquariums, even swimming pools, said Jeffrey Keaffaber, who Keaffaber is a chemistry senior lecturer, and Talham is a UF chemistry professor. Keaffaber and Talham are looking for companies to commercialize the technology. This is a very exciting technology which has an email. of detectable phosphates from a water source with concentrations between 0.5 to 10 milligrams per liter. capabilities with 5 to 20 milligrams of phosphate per liter, the average amount found in municipal wastewater. phosphate down to lower levels than the iron-based systems that municipalities currently use, Keaffaber said. Its always been a goal of ours to extend this to a municipal waste water treatment facility. removes 100 percent of phosphates This is a very exciting technology which market. Lenny Terry other person with what appeared to be a weapon, he said. If the suspect had indicated he meant harm or had actually started have sent a text message instead of an email. Orlando said the university did ond source that a man had a gun. Barber said the nearby Baby Gator building was put on lockdown, but nobody else was instructed to interrupt usual business. UPD Capt. Bart Knowles said during the search that people at Shands at UF were staying calm. He said UPD had received several calls about sightings of the suspect, but he was never located. Police maintained an increased presence in the area throughout the day, according to a follow-up email. SSHANDSNDS, from page 1

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 Alex Catalano / AlligatorDust BunniesRaymond Rawls cleans at the Florida Museum of Natural History to prepare for an upcoming interactive energy consumption model exhibit. CLARE LENNONAlligator WriterOtis Britt doesnt like sad endings. Thats why he doesnt like Gladiator. It was great until Russell Crowe died at the end. He feels the same way about Mel Gibsons Braveheart. The Rocky movies, though those are good. Britt, 42, has posters from these movies and dozens more hanging on the walls of Gator Dawgs. He opened the restaurant at 1023 W Univer sity Ave. in the mid-2000s, just before the recession hit. Business was good, and the hot-dog restaurant was as packed as the walls. But business has slowed, and Britt said the restaurant he owns is pulling in less than half the money of what it needs. Hell serve his last dawg on Sunday. He estimated hed need to end each day with about $500 more than hes getting right now. When the economy and Gators football team were hot, the weekend tailgaters poured in every weekend. Even without the games, people came to taste the burgers, sausages and hot dogs with so many toppings the menu. Former UF Student Government President Ashton Charles came in so often for the vegan hot-dog dish she created that it was added to the menu and named after her: The Ashton Dog. Every year was better, Britt said. He said the Fest has always brought lines of the nicest people that extended out the door between sets at the three-day music festival. The Fest is like two football seasons in a weekend, he said. He said Gator Stompin could bring a crowd, too, but it was a little more drunk and just not the same. Gator Dawgs would have closed earlier, Britt said, but he and his wife, Candy, agreed they would stay open for Fest 10 this year. The restaurant almost closed in January because of the lack of business, but business picked up for a few weeks, and Gator Dawgs stayed open. Britt held a Ghost Chili Challenge in September. This time, though, he said theres no hope for the restaurant. I dont really want a lot of business, he said. Hes the only one working, and he said the restaurant will close either way. Brendan McKay, 23, a second-year law student, ate lunch Wednesday. He and his friends had heard the restaurant was closing. They had never eaten there, even when McKay attended UF as an undergraduate. He had a burger and a hot dog, both smothered in peppers. I think the appeal of it is what you can get on it, not necessarily the quality of the food, he said. Devoted fans posted about their favorite items and gave condolences on the Facebook page. One woman said she travels literally thousands of miles for the mac and cheese hot dog. For Britt, though, the end of Gator Dawgs also means a steady paycheck, weekends off and less stress. He plans to stay in the food-management industry, working for someone else for a change. Thats not to say that closing the restaurant isnt a little hard for him. He wondered aloud why he hung his posters so high on the walls as he struggled to take down a poster he sold to a Gator Dawgs devotee for $5. I guess I thought Id never be taking them down.Gator Dawgs to close for good The Fest is like two football seasons in a weekend.Otis Britt Gator Dawgs owner

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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, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Are you sad Gator Dawgs is closing Sunday? Tuesdays question: Have you ever met Squirrel while out at midtown?123 TOTAL VOTES80% YES 20% NOFocus should be on culture of educationTheres been a lot of talk about education lately, both in the Alligator and on campus. Ive been pretty overwhelmingly inundated by questions about the value of higher education and concerns about whats going on in our public school system. If youre reading this, youre likely either pursuing an enriching education at UF or intimately involved with providing that education to thousands of students. Education is a hugely important part of our lives. Its only natural that it would also present a popular topic for discussion. We all know there are problems. Those of us working to pay our way through school have to struggle with a tuition that doesnt come anywhere close to being covered by the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Others with younger brothers or sisters attending public schools in dilapidated Florida school our youth is subjected to. So the question, for once, isnt why were talking about it or even whether its worth talking about. Those have easy answers. mess. The issue doesnt appear to be poor funding, considering the number of dollars we spend per child in this nation. At the same time, a quick look at the budget of your average classroom (whose teacher cant afford things that will actually supplement the learning process) suggests more money is desperately needed. Maybe Bright Futures is too open, and maybe student loans are too accessible. Most of us believe education is a right that should be afforded to all, but we disagree about how much work you should have to put in to get it. Whats important is that those differing opinions still disadvantaged backgrounds are just not going to have access to our best schools. what is preventing our education system from living up to the standards of those abroad, theres a common consensus that the U.S. is falling behind in a very critical area. Meanwhile, nobody seems to have a decent idea for how to hold teachers accountable. Sure, we know the teachers union causes problems, and we know standardized testing does more harm than good. Id personally suggest a system in which teachers answer to each other, perhaps one that involves yearly evaluations of the previous years progress. But I also recognize the problems with that notion, and I dont think were that So what are we left with? How do we repair an educational system thats so important to so many of us? We have to change the American culture. The problem isnt money or teachers or even bureaucracy. The single biggest source of our problem is that were clearly not curThe importance of school must be emphasized. Education needs to be seen as a right, one so absolutely essential for the way things used to be needs to be cast aside so we can seriously consider proposals like shorter summer breaks. The effort to provide the best possible education to as many children as possible needs to be more of a focus than any other domestic issue. In short, we need editorials, protests outside Turlington, those impassioned pleas and those great ideas. And I commend each and every one of you working to provide that. Alex Guilmartin is a psychology and pre-law senior at UF. His column appears on Thursdays.Peanut GalleryGOP lacking star candidatesMitt Romney is every Republicans favorite numbertwo pick for president. If no one else works, the GOP will settle for Romneys lackluster, establishment candidacy. But in the meantime, we get to have all the fun with the other 40 people running for the GOP presidential nomination. out the best way to confuse an already confused Republican base. At least they arent confused about how crazy Rick Perry is. the number nine. Or is it 45? Who knows? Herman Cain cant seem to make up his mind about anything lately. And, as the tions. Its about time for some scandal to plague this race. Who can forget the loveable Minnesotan with the creepy havent heard, Michele Bachmann has raised somewhere between 23 and 300 children, but whos counting? Standing toe to toe with the mean GOP queen is the for mer Speaker of the House from Georgia who is as articulate as he is boring. Lets just say Newt Gingrich is very articulate. You also have the libertarian-leaning congressman from Federal Reserve System. Ron Paul might be the most consistent candidate of the bunch, but he scares some in the GOP who cant imagine the U.S. not bombing someone somewhere. Who in the hell is Jon Huntsman? Finally, theres the former Pennsylvania senator whos a bucket of laughs, especially when it comes to marriage and family. Too bad the only people laughing at Rick Santorum are the ones who put his name in Google. Meanwhile, GOP insiders and pundits are hoping that the likes of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Congressman Paul Ryan or, hell, even Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will throw their hat into the race. come together to take on the Barack Obama powerhouse? Hes already been campaigning and organizing for the general election while the Republicans are ripping each other apart. With a host of kooky candidates, how can the Republican base decide who to throw their support behind? Well, whatever happens, at least they can be comforted by the fact that Mitt Romney wont be elected president in 2012. Alex Guilmartinletters@alligator.org

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7Halfway through my high school career, something became quite apparent. And no, Im not talking about my lack of aptitude for math. We became intelligent enough to notice the patterns in our history textbooks: History is written by the victors. And who are the victors, usually? Rich men. And if were getting technical: rich, white men. Pretty much ever since the civilization of the New World, rich and white men have effectively ruled North Amer ica. I dont mean to sound like a cynic, or god forbid like a feminist, but thats honestly the way its been. And yes, I under stand that our president is not white, but that is not the point. Wealth begets wealth; power begets power. You cant get elected in this country unless you have the money to do so. Campaigning takes quite a bit of time, effort and money. I get it; I do. A lot goes into campaign management, which is then transformed into an administrative strategy once the But dont you see? Only the wealthy have the political power. The rest of us are left hoping that our representatives make the best choices for us, the people. And its not like the secretaries are in charge of big businesses; those who make the most money are the CEOs or presidents of companies. The head honchos make the decisions and then write themselves the biggest checks. Theres something inherently wrong with that, right? Something too you scratch my back, Ill also scratch my back about the whole thing. So while I may not be down in the proverbial trenches with the protesters of Occupy Wall Street, their side of things. The way the per cent runs things is unfair to the rest of us. We are being governed unsustainably. The way America, and capitalism, works is that the person with the most is the winner. Well, Im sorry, but you cant have all of the oil and food and money. Life does not work that way, and none of those are renewable resources as it is. Im not claiming to be an economist or an expert on anything. But isnt there a time when House seats dont just go to the highest bidder? Most lobbyists, and the corporations they represent, should start to think about maintaining what business they have instead of gobbling up every resource in sight; we, fellow constituents, are a resource to them, as we hold the voting power. Im tired of rich people (usually also white and male) calling all of the shots because they usually get it wrong. The wealth and resource gap in this country is astounding. that if youre reading this, you are a part of Occupy Wall Streets 99 percent whether you like it or not. Unless you are miraculously a CEO of a very large business; in which case, please hire me. I can run your Twitter account. Sami Main is a journalism junior at UF.The wealthy abuse their powerColumnist debate Should the1 percent control more than 40 percent of the wealth? The 1 percent controlling a large share of the nations wealth would not be inherently wrong, but, as of today, the cards are stacked against the rest of us. In the current economic and political clioff the success and labor of others. Good businessmen and innovators should not be lambasted for the rigged operations of the bankers, stockbrokers, regulators and politicians. Since the end of World War II, Americas economy has been a mixed economy, meaning some industries are heavily regulated, the technology sector, remain unregulated for the most part. In the streets of American cities around the country, protesters chant angrily about banks and insurance companies. They claim more government and redistribution of the wealth will solve unemployment problems and debt crises. How can they claim more government when the government created the problem? Is socialism really the answer? Yet ironically, videos and images can be seen of them using MacBooks and wearing T-shirts produced by a market which they denounce as evil. The passing of Steve Jobs garnered a moment of silence in the permanent park residents a man who built a company manufacturing products that made peoples lives more enjoyable. The real problem is not the 1 percent controlling the wealth; it is corporatism. The organization of a society into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation and exercising control over persons and activities within their jurisdiction. The lines between politicians and corporations are blurred. If it were a Venn diagram, it would be one circle. All they do is swap jobs. Last year, General Electric Co. paid no income taxes. In fact, the government gave it money. CEO of GE, Jeffrey R. Immelt, serves on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Coincidentally, the Reserve gave GE a good ole bailout because the largest conglomerate in the world really needed it. Immelt also serves on Obamas job council. Henry Paulson, who served as CEO of Goldman Sachs, was President Bushs Secretary of the Treasury during the bailouts in 2008. The list goes on and on. For all of the government road blocks to gain control, some industries have thrived in spite of their efforts. Bill Gates, Henry Ford, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Walt Disney and Larry Page are all great examples of business ventures who created innovative, imaginative industries, all of which made our lives exponentially better. Think of a life without the magic of Google. sires of others by following ones own selfinterest. Is it morally wrong for someone to give you a cookie for a dollar? Are you stealing? Are you forcing anyone to take your cookie? Entrepreneurs bring wealth to communities by supplying commodities that people desire to satisfy his or her simple pleasures. Nicholas Butler is a journalism sophomore at UF.We should blame corporatism Sami Mainletters@alligator.org Drinking age should not be lowered-I recently read the column, Drinking age should be lowered that described UFs proposal to treat underage students who have alcohol-related illnesses without stigmatizing them. I consider this an acceptable and suitable policy to establish. Its very evident that college students younger than 21 will drink alcohol, but the fact that this occurs should not alter the legal drinking age. There are many pros and cons to this debate; however, the cons outweigh the pros. The age limit hasnt stopped minors from drinking. If the legal limit was lowered to 18, more problems would arise. It would contribute to more alcohol-related vehicle crashes and death. Changing the age would allow more individuals, those between the ages of 18 and 20, to buy and drink alcohol. Many 18-year-old students are still in high school. If teenagers are given the right to legally purchase and drink alconsumption to those in high school. Another serious factor to consider is that this issue would make teens more vulnerable to drug and substance abuse as well as unprotected and/or unplanned sex. We could also see increases in violence and academic failure. The drinking age should not be lowered. Courtney Pavlok West Palm BeachLetters to the Editor Nicholas Butlerletters@alligator.org

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theAvenue THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Check out the advice band members of Sister Hazel gave a rising local songstress. See story, Page 12. Twit Pick @joelmchale: Lindsay Lohan is going to pose nude in Playboy. Turns out she met Hef during her community service at the L.A. County Morgue. #AARPburn!Bloggin Out Want to see how this cool weather can actually affect your mood? A one blogger Cry a River on Alligator Blogs at alligator.org/blogs. ERICA A. HERNANDEZAvenue WriterChicken breast, Gouda cheese, spinach, tomatoes, broiled eggs and sour cream are tucked neatly into a freshly-made crepe, straight out of the pan. Steam rolls off as you peel the tin foil away from the thoughtfullyprepared creation. The simple ingredients combine perfectly to create a simply delicious crepe. Andi Melengu, 24, co-owner and manager of City Crepes, said, French crepes are more of a meal. City Crepes, one of the more recent additions to downtown Gainesville, has only been open for seven months, but in that time it has earned its spot among the familiar landmarks of the area. City Crepes is located at 609 W. University Ave., across from Central Florida Melengu, a 2009 UF economics graduate, opened City Crepes after spending a year in Albania and Greece. In Europe last year, I was eating crepes every day. I really liked the crepes there, and I Melengu explained. So far, the business plan has been to keep things simple. The menu is divided into sweet and savory crepes and features 12 items, all ranging from $2.99 to $5.95. There is also the option to customize your own crepe. Keidi Melengu, 20, co-owner and UF building construction junior, is City Crepes only other employee. Both the Melengus were born in Albania and moved to the U.S. 10 years ago. Convenience is also a key element of City Crepes business model. One can order crepes for delivery through 2dollardelivery.com, and Downtowns City Crepes serves Some people have never had crepes before they come here. We Andi Melengu He Says She Says He Said, She Said: Do you tattle on your friends cheating beau? Ive never been one to cause a scene. If I ever saw a friends boyfriend or girlfriend on a date with someone else, I wouldnt lash out at him or her then. Most of the time, confrontations like that just make matters worse. What could appear as a date could actually be something completely harmless, causing you to look like a huge jackass. A better solution would be to talk to the perpetrator afterward when he or she is alone. This gives you time to cool your head, prepare your questions and handle the conversation with rationality. Give him or her the chance to explain the situation. Was it just an innocent get-together? Does your friend know the two met? However, I wouldnt bring it up to your friend no matter if the beau was guilty or innocent. Most people love to bash their friends partners because it gives them the feeling that they are looking out for their friends. Although it may seem like you are doing them good, you arent. Arguments become worse when more people become involved. If that guy or girl was really going on a date with somebody else, there are issues in that relationship that THEY need to work out. Its not your job to fix the problems of others. JACOB ROMOSERThe other night at the Holiday Inn on 13th Street and University Avenue, I stood in another long line. It appeared that a number of kiddies from Gainesville got wise and took a cue to volunteer for this years Fest 10 in order to snag a free weekend wristband for the sold-out event. All in attendance for a mandatory orientation meeting, the volunteers formed a staggering train that meandered along the edge of the hotels conference room, the favorable shadows across our silhouettes as Having shown up to this meeting alone, and also having not recognized anyone in the vicinity, I began to make small talk with the woman standing behind me who seemed to be in a similar predicament. Her name was Michelle Blanck, a 20 year-old Latin American studies junior who grew up in South Florida and had spent weeks traveling throughout Brazil. Not only did she share my love for brash bands, but Blanck was also intelligent, cultured and completely adorable. She was a perfect person with whom to discuss this weeks topic. I gave her the scenario: You are out grabbing food when you notice a close buds boyfriend across the room, visibly macking on another girl. What do you do? Blanck admitted that, thankfully, she had never been in this type of situation. A clear and obvious public hookup? and I wouldnt be nice about it, she stated. Raising a good point, Blanck continued with a breakdown of the asinine situation. We live in an age where everyone not only has a cellphone, but the phones have cameras as well. In a place like Gainesville, where you see a lot of familiar faces, and the circles people run in are small, its incredibly stupid to think that one could get away with sneaking takably wrong. Agreed. A word to the wise, Gainesvillians: Big Brother and Sister are, in fact, watching. KAY BEA Down to Growl Gear up for Gator Growls superstar lineup this year with comedian Joel McHale and bands Sister Hazel and the Goo Goo Dolls. See story, Page 12. SEE CREEPEE, pP AGE 11 food

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9 RAKSHEEN AYAZ Avenue Writer No two social networks are the same, though people tend to see them as replicas of each other. In September, Google launched its new social networking platform, Google+, to all users. Though Google+ doesnt intend to compete with Facebook, a comparison is inevitable. who interned for Google during the summer, said, People tend to compare Google+ to Facebook right off the bat, but they are two different networks. The target demographic for Google+ users is 25 to 34 years old. Thirteen percent of U.S. adults have already joined Google+, and 22 percent are projected to join by the end of the year. Its growth has outpaced the initial growth of Facebook and Twitter. Assistant professor of digital arts and sciences Ben DeVane, Ph.D., said both social networking platforms have their pros and cons. For students who just want to meet new friends, I think Facebook is probably better because everyone has an account, DeVane said. For students who are concerned about privacy or professional networking, Google+ DeVane said he thinks Google+ will continue to grow among young professionals with its collaboration tools and privacy controls. But I dont think Google+ will take over Facebooks position in the future, he added. Google+ revolves entirely around privacy settings and customization. With the Circles feature on Google+, users organize people into different categories, which restricts some people from seeing certain information. Sarah Talty, an 18-year-old computer science freshman, is an active user of Google+ and no longer uses her Facebook account. She ships work in real life. On Facebook, everyone is seen as a friend, but in reality you have friends, family and coworkers. You want to keep them separate, she said. Google+ clearly asks its users in which Circles they want to share their photos. While Facebook also allows users to organize friends in lists, its not used as frequently. You dont want to accidentally show pictures of yourself clubbing to your mother, brothers and boss, Talty said. Another feature both social platforms share is video chatting. However, Google+ offers Hangouts, allowing users to video chat with nine other people, while Facebook only allows video chat with one other person. Hangouts with extras allows users to enhance their experience. Some features offered are the Sketchpad, which is a drawing tool all participants can use at the same time, and Google Docs, which allows users to read documents, screen share, group video chat and group chat. A major difference in the look of Google+ from Facebook is the inclusion of advertisements. Google+ does not have any adver tisements while the layout of Facebook, with several company pages, groups and side ads, makes it appear more like a business platform. Asse, who primarily uses Google+ to keep in touch with past Google interns, said, Facebook is almost more spamming. Talty said, Its like watching TV. You dont want to see the commercials, you want to watch the show. Facebook started simple but keeps changing, and people have trouble keeping up. Google+ has laid everything out from the beginning. Google+ also includes a sharing tool, similar to one that Facebook has, called Sparks. With Sparks, Google+ users get news, posts and information about their interests. It keeps users like Talty up-to-date on their interests and allows them to share articles to the Circles they choose. The easiness and integration of Google+ gives users an advantage. Users open a separate tab or window for Facebook. Google+ provides everything in one place by its integration of all the products of Google such as Gmail, YouTube, Picasa, Earth, Finance and, of course, the Google search engine. Asse predicts that Google+ users will continue to grow because so many people are already utilizing Google products. The strong, existing user base of Facebook means that the transition from Facebook to Google+ will be slow. The thing is that everyone whos interested in social media seems to be active on Facebook already, said Ji Hoon Lee, a lecturer in the UF department of journalism. But overall, its all about customization, personal preference and how you make use of it. Comparing Facebook with Google+ is comparing an apple with an orange. Google+ revolves around privacy, controlled networking tech

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KATE FELDMAN Avenue Writer There once was a girl who had everything. Her name was Barbie. Now, Barbie has tattoos and pink hair, too. The tokidoki Barbie, released as a collectors item Oct. 13, comes in a pink miniskirt, patterned tights and a black shirt with a heart and skull bones. Between the top and a cottoncandy-pink bob, the doll has her chest and arm. Then theres her pet, Bastardino, a dog in a cactus costume. Tokidoki is a Milan-based fashion house that stems inspiration from Japanese anime and art. Designed by Italian artist Simone Legno, this new doll is described by Mattel as funky fashionista, but her neck tattoos are confusing those who grew up with Flight Attendant Barbie and Pet Doctor Barbie. Though Mattel claims the tattooed Barbie is marketed more toward adults, parents and Barbie lovers are still up in arms. I always liked Barbie when I was younger because she did it all and looked good doing it, said Meredith Cotton, 20, food and resource economics junior. She had her perfect home, excelled at every job and then drove around in a cool car. Cotton, who grew up playing with her mothers dolls, said the appeal of Barbie was that she was the iconic Jackie Kennedy type of girl. Thats how the era was immortalized to me, she said. Im sure no one our age wants to be immortalized by crazy hair and tattoos. Journalism sophomore Sarah Loftus, 19, still has her Barbie as Cinderella Collector Edition sitting in her closet from her fourth birthday. This Barbie is sending a message to young girls that thats how theyre supposed to look, she said. Little girls will feel like they wont be complete until they have pink hair and tattoos. In the November issue of O, Oprahs magazine, an article titled Better than Beautiful? featured model Katie Halchishick naked with a plastic surgeons suggestions inked onto her body. In her hand is a naked Barbie. There are a lot of movements now that are encouraging people to embrace a healthy ideal, said Shannon Delaney, the health promotion specialist at GatorWell. Trying to achieve an ideal that cant be achieved is only going to make you unhappy. According to the 2010 Healthy Gators Student dents reported that feeling fat frequently interferes with their everyday life. We talk about it as a social mirror, Delaney said. The vision we have of ourselves is shaped by the opinion, perspective and paradigm of people around us. Barbie, she said, gives girls an unrealistic expectation. Lots of criticism of Barbie is that is portrays an image that is unachievable, she said. It isnt something you would want a young girl to aspire to. The doll, which is currently sold out and on back order, can be purchased for $50 on barbiecollector.com. We look at three main sources of body image issues, Delaney said. The messages we tell ourselves, the things we hear from people around us and larger societal issues. Most negative comments are to ourselves in the mirror. 10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 New tattooed Barbie raises questions about images to girls A life in Barbie1990:1995: Start elementary school, Lifeguard Barbie2000: Start middle school, Presidential Candidate Barbie2006: Drivers license, Zoologist Barbie2008: High school graduation, Space Camp Instructor Barbie2011: Turn 21, Architect Barbie Maegan Dennis / Alligator Staff A look at the many faces of the doll Sketches by Carly Coleman / Alligator Staff

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11 DIANA LOPEZAvenue WriterRobert Ritter wants people to go to his art show and walk away with one thing: awareness. Picture Perfect Poetry or Quixotes Phantasms de Amor is Ritters art exhibition based on the ideals of the late Miguel de Cervantes, a 16th century writer. Ritters art show will be open to the public at Books Inc., 505 NW 13th St., on Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. After a trip to San Jose, Costa Rica, in 2010, he took a picture standing next to an antique red door with vignettes implanted in the wall, depicting the tales of Cervantes Don Quixote. Ritter, 49, said he was on his way to the airport when he noticed the red door, pulled over and took a quick picture. vantes philosophies about life and gave birth to new ideals, he said. Ritter said the house has been in the family for 80 years. It was an anomaly or example of Old World continuity, he said. Its not considered a famous landmark, but it should be. In the three months that followed, he wrote a book, produced a video and hung a complete collection. His show was displayed in February for one night. This year, the show will be displayed for a month. However, the video installation that serves as an introduction will only be played for the opening night. He said he modeled the show after a mock tribunal. Once you step foot in here, your beliefs are put to the test, he said. Ritter said upon entering, guests are presented with key pieces of evidence that challenge personal values. During the course of the art show, there are four main exhibits, he said. Each exhibit is centered on a photo taken during Ritters travels and has complementary text to explain the ideals he wants to portray. One exhibit is called Quixotic Flights of the Imagination and features a picture of a volcano in Costa Rica. He said it symbolizes the continual cycle of creation and destruction. Its a largely text-driven show, he said. So the more effort a viewer puts in, the more theyll get out of it. There are also poems from his book hanging as subtext. Ritter said each exhibit and hanging incorporate found art, or art created from things you could Marcel Duchamp inspired it. Nuts, bolts, locks, bamboo sticks and pool cues are all part of Ritters collection. To top off the exhibit, he has created a framed book, what he calls an anomaly. He said he thinks no other artist has produced it before. The book of poems can hang as a normal picture or be unlocked and read normally. Its not about politics, religion or death, Ritter said about his collection. Its more about questioning beliefs and how well we live up to those beliefs.Local artist to host philosophy-based exhibition, puts beliefs to the test UF students are eligible for a dollar-off coupon found in Gator Bucks. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, the crepe shop serves lunch, dinner and, of course, dessert. Its like layers of heaven, 17-year-old jour nalism freshman Andrea Carroz said about her Nutella crepe. Dusted with powdered sugar, her crepe oozed with dark, warm Nutella. Though the Nutella and fruit crepes are a favorite, Andi Melengu said the prosciutto and chicken crepes are bestsellers. Some people have never had crepes before they come here. We ofbrings more culture and variety to Gainesville, Andi said. The quaint eatery features a few tables; freshly brewed coffee and other beverage options; music; and a lounge area complete with a couch and reading material. Both the brothers play DJ as well as chef while at work. Though not straight off the streets of Paris, City Crepes sure does serve up a good crepe Melengu style. Check out City Crepes Facebook page for its menu and specials. Nutella, fruit crepes are favorites CREPE, from page 8

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ALYSSA HOLCOMBAVENUE WRITER Inspiration is the name of the game when it comes to Camryn Wessners music. The 19-year-old local recording artist is preparing the release of her new EP, Temporary, this December. The Dothan, Ala., native said sic of her childhood, naming performers like John Cougar Mellencamp and Alison Krauss as some of her guides. As far as her own music is concerned, Wessner said she hopes she uplifts and inspires listeners of all types. When you have something that youre so passionate about that you can live for every day, it makes life a lot more purposeful and meaningful to you and the way you live it, she said. I would hope that I wouldnt just inspire musicians or artists, but that my music can help people be inspired to do what they really wanna do with their lives. Learning to Fly SoloVocalist for the band Victory Blvd while in high school, Wessner said her time in the group helped her learn to perform. I think I just decided that it was nice to be responsible for myself as a musician. It helps me kinda grow when I can think and write on my own kind of terms, Wessner said. a really good experience. It helped me have a growing stage performance so Im not just sitting up there singing.Wessner has had help from some notable musical forces, from respected producers Stan Lynch, a founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Billy Chapin, who has worked with the Backstreet Boys and O-Town, to Gainesvilles own Sister Hazel. Wessner even opened for Ken Block and Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel on Oct. 22 at Florida Gateway College in Lake City. At the concert, she received some advice from one of her many musical inspirations. Ken, before he left, he pulled me aside and he was like, Writers dont talk about writing, they write. Singers dont talk about singing, they practice what they do. Keep doing what youre doing. Just dont forget to not stop, Wessner said. She also said Lynch and Chapin were the reason for the comfortable recording environment that captured what Wessner calls her easy-listening style of music. Lynch even co-wrote the title track, complementing Wessners words and melody with music. Since theyve been in the industry and have been experienced for so long, I think its just easy for them to make people feel comfortable so that they can perform the best, she said. I think thats why theyre so good at it. They bring out the best in me. They make me feel really comfortable with my abilities and collaborating. As she prepares for the albums release, Wessner said she plans on continuing to play shows and eventually embarking on a tour, taking on whatever comes her way. As far as being signed to a record label nowadays, you really kinda have to have it all together beforehand, she said. So were trying to get a CD and a music video done, so that come 2012, thats gonna hopefully be the year that I really start to promote myself. Recorded during the summer out of St. Augustine, the Temporary EP features six tracks, the title track, debut single Polaroid and a bonus track. All of the songs are streaming on Facebook, but hard copies will hit shelves Dec. 13. As for her favorite track, Wessner said the EPs namesake is the one that brought to surface a particular message not only for listeners but for the singer-songwriter herself. If you cant accept that most everything you come across is temporary, then youre gonna have a hard time dealing with things, she said. Thats what this album really brought to surface for me. A lot of my life I didnt want to change and let go, but its good to be able to adapt to your surroundings because everythings pretty temporary. For more information on Wessner, the Temporary EP and upcoming gigs, including one at Double Down Live at 210 SW Second Ave. on Nov. 13, check out her com or her Facebook page. 12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011Karl Auffenberg / Alligator Rising recording artist Camryn Wessner, 19, has received musical advice from Sister Hazel. She releases her EP, Temporary, in December. KATE FELDMAN and ALYSSA HOLCOMB Avenue WritersGator Growl is going to be The Soup du jour in Gainesville when comedian Joel McHale performs. McHale is known around the Gainesville Community for many things his hit NBC comedy, his E! talk show and various roles in movies, including the recent Anna Faris raunchy rom-com Whats Your Number? What fans might not know about the funnyman is that he was born in Rome, played on the University of Washingtons championship football team and majored in history. However, between his wacky sitcom about community college life and The Soups melting pot of pop culture parodies, McHale is better known as a current comedic heavyweight. Aaron Heger, the producer of Gator Growl, said, I think hes an up-and-coming, very big name right now that both a lot of students and alumni responded well to. Just a popular comedian that everyone wants to see. From the start, we were just looking for acts that would appeal to both students and alumni. I think [McHale, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Sister Hazel] are acts that Gators of all ages have responded to well and will enjoy.Hometown celebrities Ken Block and Drew Copeland are back in Gainesville to celebrate Gator Growl, and its All For You. dium on Friday at 7 p.m. to see Block, the lead singer of Sister Hazel, and Copeland, the bands rhythm guitarist and vocalist, host the event. Hell yeah, Im excited to see them, said public relations junior Alicia Slate, 25. I like their sound. Its unique and old-school, and its nice that theyre bringing a band from the past to the modern days. Sister Hazels a band for all ages. Block and Copeland will also be performing the national anthem, so bring Everybody you know to enjoy the show. Heger said he was Happy to bring Block and Copeland to the event because of their popularity within the Gainesville community. Theyll be introducing everyone from the marching band to the football team, he ing with interaction with the audience between acts. Missing this performance will surely be Your Mistake, so arrive early enough to get comfortable before the show starts. Itll be a Beautiful Thing.GOO GOO DOLLSOriginally called the Sex Maggots (promoters refused to book them until they changed their name), the Goo Goo Dolls are here to help you Slide into the Homecoming game to the sound of some of their most popular songs. Let Love In as you watch John Rzeznik, Robby Takac and Mike Malinin perform as 2009. Im really excited that they decided to have a band come play, said occupational therapy sophomore Anna Fuhrer, 19. I wasnt very impressed by Growl last year. The musicians might not know your Name, but that doesnt mean theyre not lected after beating Maroon 5, Kings of Leon and a top-three alumni survey. Im basically listening to Goo Goo Dolls like crazy, Fuhrer said. I bought my ticket the second I found out they would be per forming. Heger wants to Give a Little Bit back to the students who voted to bring the band to UF. Every year, we do a survey to see what people thought of Gator Growl and what theyd like to see next year, he said. Ninety percent of people on the survey said they wanted a musical act this year, so it was a nobrainer. fore Its Too Late to get a good spot. The Gators may have seen Better Days, but were ready to feel Sympathy for the Vanderbilt football team. Dont miss this opportunity to be close enough to see the Iris in the Goo Goo Dolls eyes.Laughs and Lyrics: Gearing up for Gator Growls headliners Local rising songstress prepares debut EP, has opened for Sister Hazel music

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14, ALLIGATOR 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 ESCAPE THE ORDINARY 1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 TH FREE Cable with HBO All the amenities & FREE tanning Gated, PET FRIENDLY 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. 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Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $445, 2 BR $545. 352-335-0420 127-11-32-2 Close to UF, $595/month 2BR with 2.5Bathroom townhouse. New floor/paint. Fenced backyard with W/D hookup. 1310 SW 61st, GNV, 32607. Call 352/332-4088 or 352/514-7098 11-10-11-10-2 2, 3, or 4 Bedroom House available January 1st. Walk to Class! Lots of Parking. Pool. 2 Living Rooms. $500 per room. Please call John @ 561-866-8234 for further info 11-4-4-23 or 4BR/1.5BA CONDO2116 SW 70th Terr. Available anytime. $700/ mo. (First & Last) Call 352-514-9698 119-11-5-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND.Cabana Beach Sublease 2/2Available now to Aug 2012, $509/mo each, Furnished W/D call 352-552-1757 11-23-11-14-3 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 12-7-74-4 MASTER Bdrm. PRIVATE BATH, WALK IN CLOSET 708 NW 10th Ave. 5 min to UF. Nice Cabana around Lg Swimming Pool, $570 incl utils, & W/D. Huge space in quiet area. Flexible lease w low sec dp. Call Kristoff 352-332-5030 or 514-6180 ready Nov. 1st. 11-4-11-15-4 STUDENTS NEEDED TOWNHOUSE W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus route. $350/mo + utils per room. Available December. Call 727-729-1561 11-30-26-4SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $650/mo. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 11-911-9-4 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 Office Space and Penthouse Available Call David Holbrook (352) 213-8161 11-16-11-10-5 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. 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ALLIGATORSell 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. 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16, ALLIGATOR $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ 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. 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BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer For years, Mary Wise has heard the same question repeatedly. When will the Southeastern Conference get better? Floridas volleyball coach has remained consistent in her answer. You better be careful what you wish for. The questions were deservedly asked. After all, in Wises 20 years coaching at UF coming into this season, the Gators were not challenged by conference foes, with Florida a combined 306-12 in SEC play. But after this past weekend, the coaching veteran is being asked a different slate of questions. Ive gotten the email that says, Whats wrong with Florida volleyball? We lost two matches, Wise said. Well, folks, you play top-25 teams on the road, those arent easy wins. For just the second time dur ing her UF coaching career, Wise watched her team lose back-to-back SEC games last weekend during a road trip to No. 16 Tennessee and No. 19 Kentucky. The two losses dropped Florida (17-5, 10-3 SEC) four spots in the AVCA poll to No. 17 and likely knocked the Gators out of the race for an SEC championship. Previously, 2009 was the only season UF did not win an SEC title with Wise at the helm. For our league to take that next step, weve got to have at least one team go deep into the tournament, Wise said. That hasnt been the case in recent years. I think both Kentucky and Tennessee have an oppor tunity to go very deep. With the exception of discussing defense by back-row players, Wise exactly what went wrong during the weekend. Outside hitters Kristy Jaeckel and Stephanie Ferrell were somewhat high-error players in Friday and Sundays games, respectively. However, they were each forced to take more than 40 swings in both games, an inordinately high number for the duo. Wise initially pointed out Kelly Murphy and Tangerine Wiggs as players who didnt have good games against Tennessee but retracted that statement after reevaluating the game. You can look at their numbers and say theyre not playing well, but I think that would be short-sighting the quality competition we played against, she said. Since 1991, the SEC has been a league dominated by one team, with Florida the only program to make it to a national championship game (a 3-1 loss to Southern California in 2003). But now the Gators are stuck hunting teams like Tennessee, which Wise predicts will be the favorite to win the conference again next year. What were going to do is were going to spend time on the Gators, she said. We talked to the team about where we can see improvement. Theres some things you cant control. Our middles arent going to get any taller, but there are balls were tact. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 17Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffAfter dropping back-to-back matches on the road to Kentucky and Tennessee, Florida coach Mary Wise said the level of competition in the Southeastern Conference is starting to catch up to the Gators. Wise: Parity developing in previously uncompetitive SEC BOTH WON BY MORE THAN 50 POINTS WEDNESDAY. ALEX PECKHAMAlligator Writer Florida swimming coach Gregg Troy assessed the Gators rivalry with Florida State after Wednesa really important meet for us. We certainly dont ever plan on losing to them. The Florida men beat Florida State, 175-121, while the women earned a nearly identical 176-119 victory. On the mens side, it was the younger swimmers who carried the load. After letting a victory against Georgia last week get away from them, Troy said the Gators squandered the meet due to a slew of mistakes that he attributed to inexperience. Freshmen Matt Elliott, Matthew Curby and Eduardo Solaeche were three of the driving forces behind the Gators victory. Solaeche took home the 200-yard breaststroke, Elliott took home the 100 breast and Curby earned a victory in the 100 backstroke. Both Elliott and Curby were also a part of Floridas 200 medley relay team, which also Some of the younger guys raced really well today, Troy said. They really needed that. They needed a chance to get in some close races and thats what they did. Other strong performances for Florida came courtesy of junior Jason Taylor as well as sophomores Brad DeBorde and Marcin Cieslak, who won two races apiece. It was a familiar script for the Florida women, as the team relied on the exploits of standouts Elizabeth Beisel, Teresa Crippen, Sarah Bateman and Jamie Bohunicky to coast to a comfortable victory. Bateman turned in the best per formance of the four, touching the Bohunicky, a Gainesville native, continued her dominance in freestyle events by taking the 200and 500-yard races. The win against Florida State is for the Florida women, who now head to Ann Arbor, Mich., to take on Michigan and Stanford in separate meets on Friday and Saturday.Men, women handle Florida State at home LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer Florida only trailed Texas by eight strokes But when all was said and done, the Gators left Austin, Texas, still searching for a tournament win. To close out the Betsy Rawls Invitational, No. 10 UF shot 15-over for a three-day score in a three-way tie for second place with PepTexas. We made too many mistakes, coach Jan Dowling said. But we had an opportunity to win, and thats what were trying to do. Its disappointing, but we got ourselves in contention and that experience is invaluable. good individual accomplishments, too. While Florida came up short, the secondfall season, topping a third-place showing at the Cougar Classic in September. Andrea Watts was UFs top performer on Day 3, carding a 2-over 74 on four birdies against four bogeys and a double bogey. The senior ended the event with a 224 (+8), her best three-day score this year. The main word for her is resiliency for this week, Dowling said. She stayed patient and stayed positive and was able to get her head in gear to make those birdies. Im happy Boasting an impressive streak heading crumbled Wednesday. After shooting even par on her front nine, she tallied two bogeys and three-straight double bogeys, ending her day 8-over. Still, Piccio (+5) managed to place 10th inShes disappointed right now, Dowling said. Mia got herself in contention and Im very proud of her. She was leading the tournament after two days. Shes going to handle this really well, and the next time shes leading or supposed to lead, I think shes going to take it. The Gators will have more than three months off until they begin their spring season at the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif., on Feb. 13-15. The team knows were capable of great golf, and when it all comes together, its very has left a bitter taste in their mouth. I think its going to motivate them to work really hard during the postseason. leaves Gators tied for second You can look at their numbers and say theyre not playing well, but I think that would be short-sighting the quality competition we played against.Mary WiseUF coachDowling Troy

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18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 well and I dont regret the decision I made at all. Though his son grew up watching games in the OConnell Center, the elder Donovan wasnt sure about how receptive Billy would be to actually playing a game back home after Catholics coach, Steve Howes, initially suggested the matchup. Last year some time, [my dad] was just asking Hey, would you like to come down for a game? Billy said. I said, Sure why not, so they were able to work it out. But its really exciting. The Cardinals are no strangers to exhibition games against high2011 season, they took on Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Despite his busy schedule, Donovan was able to attend the 72-47 win by the Irish, which was also his the Cardinals lost by 25 points, Billy and his teammates were able to take something from the game. dence I feel like, and lets us realize that we can play with a Division-I team, whether they are in the top 10 or not in the top 25, he said. The Gators, led by probable Boynton, Bradley Beal, Erik Mur phy and Patric Young, will present a similarly stiff challenge and have won their last 21 exhibition games dating back to 2000. Coach Donovan said he expects everyone on the team to see playing time against the Cardinals, although sophomore guard Scottie As for Billy, he doesnt really know what to expect from sharing time. It is a little weird, he said. But looking back on this a couple years from now, I really feel like its going to be worth it for me and a special moment for myself and my father. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org.Alligator File Photo an exhibition between UF and his school, Catholic University. HOOpPS, from page 20Brett Le Blanc / Alligator SS taff Barney out for season with facial fracturesBaker and put the ball into an empty net from 10 yards out for her sixth goal of the season. Before Taylor even kicked the ball, I had already started running, Annis said. I didnt even have to stop my run because I was already past the defense. The early Florida lead forced Geor gia to play aggressively, resulting in more space for the Gators to oper ate than they had in recent games in which they trailed throughout. The game was wide open because they were behind, Burleigh said. There was no bunker, so that helped. The Florida defense handled the Georgia attack well throughout the game, allowing just one shot on goal pressing to get back in the game in the second half, they were only able to muster two more shots on frame. lead after Thompson sent a corner into headed the service, and Annis was able to kick it in out of the ensuing Annis stepped up in the absence of will miss the remainder of the season after she sustained facial fractures in a collision while going for a header in lina. Barney, a team captain, gave her captain band to Annis prior to Annis downplayed her success after the game, noting the importance of the win for her team. Its all or nothing right now, she said. One game and you could be done for the rest of the season, and we The Gators play again Friday night when they take on 8th-seeded Alabama, which upset top-seeded South SSOCCER, from page 20 It really gives us some lets us realize that we can whether they are in the top 10 or not in the top 25.Billy Donovan want that.Tahnai Annis

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Rainey suffered the injury Pressure, takeaways: In said he was most disappointed ate turnovers and put heat on Homecoming still meaningful: Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@ alligator.org DORES SITTING AT 4-4. MATT WATTSAlligator Staff Writer eled toward his team at the hands Its not all hot air; the Commointerception late to seal any hope for a touchdown and converted a 2-point conversion to tie the what Florida or any other oppoContact Matt Watts at mwatts@ alligator.org. ALLIGATORAP PhotoCoach James Franklin said he knows the only thing that will truly change what people think about Vanderbilt is wins. First-year coach Franklin trying to change perception at bottom-dwelling VanderbiltTHE RALLYGreg: The Gators may not win the Southeastern Tom: Gators chances of a division title went out Floridas depth and it hasnt helped why not dip into the more of those freshwhen Florida will have a clean slate? Greg: Tom: from Floridas class Greg: especially if the newcomers havent shown Tom:Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org and Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org.With hopes of title dashed, should freshmen see more time? Tom Greentwitter: @tomas_verde Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca FOOt TBallALL, from page 20Turnovers remain a concern for Quinn We are not going to sit back and take stuff from anybody. Anybody. No one. Those days are long gone and they are never coming back ever.James FranklinVanderbilt coach

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Tennis Playing In ITA ChampionshipsBoth the Gators mens and womens tennis teams travel to Flushing, N.Y., today to play in the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Championships. Check alligatorSports.org for coverage. Fresh off close games against year coach James Franklin said this isnt the same old Vandy. See Story, Page 19. Alex Orlando / AlligatorAfter switching from defensive tackle to defensive end in fall camp, sophomore Sharrif Floyd is starting to become acclimated to his new position. He had eight tackles, including two for loss, against UGA. TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer Sharrif Floyd is starting to hit his stride coming off the edge. Floyd, who switched from defensive tackle to defensive end before the season, has been meeting with coordinator Dan Quinn after practices this fall. The two watch and those of defensive ends who played for Quinn in the NFL. Early in the year, Floyd struggled to identify what he needed to focus on before each snap. So mer players on tape, the coordinator would point out to Floyd what those players were looking at as the play progressed. Sometimes you can have a tendency to try and look at too old saying: If you see a lot, someyou see a little, a key, a tackle sometimes that can lock you in. Florida with eight tackles Satur day against Georgia, including a team-high two tackles for a loss and a quarterback hurry. At 295 pounds, Floyd is much bigger than a typical end, but he is He sees himself moving back to tackle in coming years, but for now he has been adjusting nicely to playing the edge. In addition to reading the offense, Floyd has had to learn to apply his power game to a position where players are more known for speed. not going to be a slim (defensive) end, so I have to do big-guy been working. McCrays status: Quinn declined comment when asked Wednesday if linebacker/defensive end Ler entee McCray had practiced this game prematurely with a shoulder injury. Coach Will Muschamp said Monday that McCray was questionable to probable. If the juKitchens would replace him in the Getting Rainey back: Muschamp said he hoped redshirt senior Chris Rainey could run a little bit to test his sprained right ankle Wednesday. Floyd becoming comfortable in new role at defensive end JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Writer night when Tahnai Annis gave them something they had not had in more eastern Conference) defeated Georgia round game of the SEC Tournament in half goals from the senior forward. Entering the tournament, Florida fallen behind in four consecutive 1-0 since its 2-0 win against Ole Miss against Kentucky on Oct. 2 was the Coach Becky Burleigh said the Gators made a point in practice during the week to be more aggressive from the back and be quicker getting on the attack. The practice paid off in the 26th minute when keeper Taylor Burke played a long ball er Lindsay Thompson into UGA ahead to Annis, who broke through to her right to get by keeper Ashley Annis lifts No. 23 Gators to SEC Tourney semis UF PLAYS CATHOLIC AT 7 P.M. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer Entering his 16th season with the Gators, Billy Donovan has shared the court with thousands of opposing players, fellow coaches and former colleagues. add a family member to that list. Aside from coaching No. 8 Florida during its season-opening exhibition against Catholic University, Donovan will also be playing the role of proud parent whenever his oldest son, also named Billy, checks in at guard for the Cardinals. Like his father, the 6-foot-1 Donovan is known for his long-range shooting prowess. He scored more than 1,000 points as a fouryear starter at St. Francis High in Gainesville, for college. He had absolutely zero interest in playing for me did not want to do that, coach toward basketball. Never really pushed him toward Catholic University. He did this all on Instead of walking on at Florida, Billy, now a sophomore, decided to enroll at Division-III Catholic in Washington D.C. He saw limited playing 30 games during his freshman season but expects a larger role this year after Catholic graduated its two leading scorers. I kind of wanted to get out of Gainesville a little bit, he said. Just go to a Catholic school and play basketball. It really worked out Donovan, son to square off in exhibition home game tonightSEE Foo OO T, Pa A GE 19 SEE HooOOPS, Pa A GE 18 SEE SoSOCCER, Pa A GE 18Quinn Donovan UF Soccer QuotableThey may be small, but theyre technically sound. Sharrif Floyd