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KICKOFF INSIDE How Florida football affects Gainesvilles economy, pg. 2. Seniors John Brantley and Deonte Thompson said they have no regrets as their Florida careers wind down Saturday in The Swamp against Florida State, pg. 3. The Gators lack leaders, and thats a problem, pg. 3.

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TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer At the corner of University Avenue and NW 13th Street, inside the Holiday Inn, on a lime green chair in the lobby, sits Kim Layton, class of 85. Kim is a former military brat, moved around a lot as a kid, came to UF in part because no one knew her. She stayed in town 13 years. Now, she works as a paralegal outside Atlanta, but she owns season tickets. She is in Gainesville today to see Florida play Furman with her husband, Skip, and another couple. Last night, they ate at Leonardos Pizza. They also shopped at the UF Bookstore in the Reitz Union. Kim shopped for her brother, Scott, an alumnus and a Phi Delta Theta. Her sister, Tamara, was a Delta Delta Delta. Kim was a Phi Mu. She and Skip picked up car decorations, shirts and Christmas ornaments. Every time she is in town, Kim shops. Youve got to, she says. Kim, 48, is a pale woman with glasses and short, auburn hair. She is wearing a blue-and-white checkered button down with a small Gators logo on the chest. You gotta come down and see all the old buildings and feel connected to the school. Were still connected. Those ties, pulling thousands of alumni back to Gainesville for a handful of weekends each year, provide a boost to local businesses, even when the economy is down, even when the Gators are worse. In 2009, home football games generated about $106 million in the economy, according to a study by UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Football doesnt create nearly as much money as the universitys healthcare services or day-to-day operations do, both of which generate north of $2 billion annually. But those things go on all year. Football is for seven weekends. The teams 6-5 record has suspended interest and, to a degree, sales, though the extent of that affect is only subjective. Early afternoon games lead to less money, as do opponents from college footballs cellar. If Florida is playing at noon, a lot of fans will drive to and from Gainesville on Saturday rather than stay at a hotel, which often demands customers pay for two nights, says John Pricher, tourism development director for Alachua County Visitors and Convention Bureau. The Swamp Restaurant saw sigSaturdays 1 p.m. game than it rael Mendez said. And of 24 hotels called, including the Holiday Inn, only the 36-room Reitz Union Hotel was booked 10 days before the FSU game. Still, football season is busier than any other time. Among those 24 hotels, the median cost for a room with two beds for Saturdays game against Florida State is $189 an 82 percent hike from a non-football weekend. And even though sellouts have been inconsistent this year, fan support has not fallen off dramatically: average attendance has only dropped 2 percent compared with the previous two seasons. Some business owners say the teams performance isnt as important as the time of the game Florida hasnt played a primetime home game since its Oct. 1 clash with Alabama. This Saturdays game kicks off at 7 p.m. But regardless of the time, regardless of Floridas record, regardless of the attendance drop and fan expectations and the opponent, game days are still better than any other Saturday. It is a little after 10 a.m., and while Kim chats in the Holiday Inn lobby, Troop 614 Scoutmaster Jason Chamberlain directs cars into the open lot on the other side of 13th Street. Chamberlain and a group of volunteers in matching orange shirts are selling spots for $20 each, with proceeds going to the local boy scouts chapter. On an average game day, they sell 450 spots. Going west on University Avenue, about 10 people pace back and forth for three blocks, tickets held above their heads. Open-market scalping laws have been in place in Florida since 2006. Standing in front of the Gator Wesley Center, two men hold signs advertising tickets by. Nobody takes the bait. Too many motherf***** seats today, says an old white man in calf-high tube socks, muddy New Balances and a trucker hat. I still got six, a bulky black man in dreadlocks and sunglasses replies. Three blocks over, at the Florida Book Store across from Keene-Flint Hall, DJ Eff-150 from 100.5 The Buzz is roasting Furman fans from atop the stores overhang while Cant Stop by the Red Hot Chili Peppers plays. Fridays on game weekends are ends, assistant store manager Taryn Emswiler says, Sundays three times as much. Saturdays, of course, are the busiest days. In the parking lot to the left, Beth Romano and her mother, Sue Montgomery, sit behind three tables displaying homemade beaded earrings, necklaces and bracelets. On the other side of the lot, Jacquelyn Brooks sits at a register holding Jo Jo, her black Jack Russell Terrier-Chihuahua mix. Jacquelyn had never sold her dresses, skirts and hair berets on game days before this season, and she says Saturdays are twice as productive as any other day. Jacquelyns back is to 101 Cantina, where an outdoor tailgate with seven bars, a stage and a sound system has been set up home games pay the bills for the whole year, bartender Tyler Fawbush says. Dee Dee Ricks, class of and the subject of a recent HBO documentary, is at the entrance promoting a woman in a gray Gators sweatshirt approaches her. The woman is talking and laughing and nodding her head all at once. She recognizes Dee Dee from TV. On the other side of NW 17th Street, UF Plaza looks like a market. Gator Shop has erected a pair of tents covering its merchandise: sweatshirts, T-shirts, hats, license plates, lanyards. The works. At the Copper Monkey tent, employees are setting up six tables while a sign advertises cheeseburgers and fries and liquor and Jell-O shots and beer. In front of Relish stands a bouquet of 136 beer cans: Heineken, Bud Light, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Stella Artois. Its like a parking lot party, Gator Shop co-owner Joi Bass says. Even with a bad team, alumni still gear back home, she says. A couple doors down, about 25 people are drinking in the Salty Dog Saloon. An hour from now, the place will be more crowded. An hour earlier, the doors had just opened and general manager Keith Singleton was confused. He had been at the bar since 7:30 the night before. Who am I supposed to be calling? he asked a female employee, small bags under his eyes. Chris, the woman said. Hes missing out on so much business right now, Keith responded, dryly. The bar is empty at 9 a.m., save for a couple other workers. Keith says he doesnt know why Salty Dog opens so early. He used to be doing game-day shots with the regulars at 9 a.m. But the regulars graduated, and nobody took their place. He blames President Bernie Machen, who raised admission standards and weeded out the Salty Dog crowd. Its nothing like it used to be. Im the manager; I dont deal with customers as much as the rest of these guys, he said, eyeing the rest of the workers. Really, I mostly have to deal with people who are getting in er happens anymore. Thats good, I guess. But still, this place is nothing like it used to be. Two doors down, Balls experiat 9, small group at 10, crowded by 11. At Italian Gator, the usual twoperson crew in the cramped quarters is replaced by an assembly line moving more than two feet to either side as they relay slices and pies to each other. Todays game wont be as profitable as next weeks, general manager Damon Bailey says. Even so, the price for a slice is 50 cents more than a normal day, and sales usually double. The sidewalk at midtown is crowded. Fans, scalpers and vendors are walking toward the stadium. Past XS, past Gator City, past Dunkin Donuts and another merchandise tent and the St. Augustines Church, where the Catholic Gators Student Ministries are selling hats and T-shirts and hoodies Real Champions Pray! Past a tent selling Italian sausage, polish sausage, cheesesteaks. Past Lulus Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade booth. Past the eight-story condo project still under construction. Past the Delta Upsilon house and University Lutheran. As the game draws closer, scalpers become desperate doesnt anyone want this ticket? Next to the Pi Kappa Alpha house, top, Henry Cummings watches fans shop. He has been here since 8 a.m. Cummings, 59, is a tall black gentleman with a gray goatee. He ran track at Florida from 1971-74, and he has been working at Jacksonville-based He will keep the portable store open for about two hours after Saturdays game. He usually does. Like most vendors, though, he is looking forward to next week. More people will be here. He will sell Florida State gear, too. And after night games, he sometimes gets to open back up on Sunday mornings. Business is never really that bad, though, he says. Sports Mania makes between $5,000-$15,000 each Saturday. Inside the tent, one girl walks out with a pack of wristbands, and a woman shows off some blue Gators slippers. People are gonna shop, regardless, Cumming says. This is the Gators were talkin about. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator. org. Editor Tom Green Assistant Editor Matt Watts Cover Illustration Dana Burke and Matt Watts Alligator Wednesday, November 23, 2011KICKOFF UF defense vs. FSU offense UF offense vs. FSU defense TE WR CB RT RG DE C LG LT DE OLB OLB WR CB QB RB SS FS John Brantley Chris Rainey Terrance Parks Lamarcus Joyner Deonte Thompson Rodney Smith Jaylen Watkins Cody Riggs Jelani Jenkins Matt Elam DeAnte Saunders Jon Bostic Dominique Easley Ronald Powell Jordan Reed Bert Reed Nick OLeary E.J. Manuel Devonta Freeman Andre Debose Xavier Rhodes Bjoern Werner Christian Jones Nigel Bradham Brandon Jenkins Greg Reid Matt Patchan Zebrie Sanders Jon Halapio Jacob Fahrenkrug Dan Wenger Bryan Stork Kyle Koehne Garrett Faircloth Xavier Nixon Bobby Hart TE WR CB RT RG DE C LG DT LT DE MLB OLB WR CB QB RB S S Economic Impact of UF Athletics (2009)Sport:Football Baseball Basketball* Track** Gymnastics Softball Volleyball Soccer Other Lacrosse Tennis (Mens & Womens) Swimming/DivingImpact:$106 million $5.66 million $3.30 million $2.46 million $1.24 million $723,289 $468,091 $367,096 $262,023 $197,876 $143,288 $88,700* Mens (season attendance: 186,106) and womens (30,075) teams attendance combined in this study **Indoor and outdoor seasonsSource: Economic Impacts of the University of Florida in 2009-10 Even in down year, UF football boosts local businesses TE A.C. Leonard MLB Vince WilliamsThe Paper Trail NT Anthony McCloud Jaye Howard DT Florida has ranked 8th or 9th in attendance each year. ** If substituted for any of those other four years, Floridas national attendance ranking would not be affected.Source: Gatorzone.comPer Game90,518.82 88,771.83Year2007-10* (28 games) 2011** (6 games)Overall2,534,527 532,631 DT Everett Dawkins Sharrif Floyd Lonnie Pryor FB Alligator Staff Alligator StaffCB Jeremy Brown (knee) CB Marcus Roberson (neck) OL Chaz Green (ankle) OL Dan Wenger (ankle) LB Lerentee McCray (shoulder) TE Jordan Reed (ankle) OL Xavier Nixon (undisclosed) RB Chris Rainey (ankle) C David Spurlock (undisclosed) DT Darious Cummings (hand) OUT PROBABLE QUESTIONABLE OUTLerentee McCray OLB You gotta come down and see all the old buildings and feel connected to the school. Were still connected. Kim Layton class of

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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 66 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Teen pregnancy numbers the lowest in 70 yearsReality TV, social media might be contributing to the drop, pg 5. Florida defeats HamptonThe Gators womens basketball team won Tuesday, pg 13. Team in Transit project to make debutThe student documentary project about transporting the football team to away games will premiere this weekend, pg. 3. The Gators rank second in the nation in threes but are still searching for balance on offense. See story, page 14. 80 /50 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 14 Alex Catalano Kubiszs Spider MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writer Groovesharks parent company, Escape Media Group, is being sued by Universal Music Group over a claim of copyright infringement. in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan said Grooveshark.com, a musicstreaming website headquartered in used songs owned by Universal Music Group without its permission. The music in question includes songs by Elton John, Lady Gaga and Jay-Z. The complaint also said that Escape Media Group executives and employees illegally downloaded about 100,000 songs to add to the companys library. The complaint stated Universal Music Group is asking $150,000 Grooveshark sued by major music companyPUBLIC SAFETY MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Staff Writer da State University football game. The University Police are teaming up, as usual, with the Gainesville Police, Alachua way Patrol for gameday, said Maj. Brad Barcal gamedays, but a full force of about 300 he said. We still recognize that this is a very competitive and heated rivalry game, he said, and given that it is also a night game, were preparing for it accordingly. During rivalry Gator football games this according to UPD news releases about home games. and 102 people were ejected and seven were UPD to up security Saturday MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writer Peter Andriotis spent Tuesday afternoon on the highway, but he couldnt set his car in cruise control like he usually does. Andriotis, a 20-year-old anthropology junior, is among those who left Gainesville to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends. Like other students, he faced holiday traffic. Its not terrible, but its noticeable, said Andriotis, who drove to Tampa. Chip Skinner, city public works spokesman, said the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving are normally days with heavy traffic, particularly on Archer Road and Newberry Road as people head to Interstate 75. heavy traffic when leaving town, he suggests taking Williston Road and avoid driving toward I-75 during the afternoon and early evening. before Thanksgiving usually lightens up around 7 p.m. to return to Gainesville to avoid heavy traffic, Skinner said. day in order to get to Gainesville but the roads will still be clearer than Saturday or Sunday, he said. On Saturday, he recommends getting on the road early. Around 4 p.m., drivers who live in Orlando and other nearby cities will hit the road, making traffic worse. Saturday will definitely be going to be very busy on Sunday. Archer Road, Newberry Road are the most crowdedSEE SAFETY, PAGE 4 SEE GROOVESHARK, PAGE 4 Elton John

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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 66 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?My Fair Lady Today, 7:30 p.m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts UF Performing Arts presents My Fair Lady, the musical by which all others are measured. The shows 1956 Broadway production set a new record for the longest run of any major theater production in history. Student tickets are $20. Visit performingarts.ufl.edu for more information. Gay Movie Night Murder in Fashion: The Andrew Cunanan Story Friday, 7:30 p.m. Pride Community Center 3131 NW 13th St. Realizing that his looks are fading, aging boy-toy Andrew 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. Cunanan begins a murder ous journey from San Diego to Miami, killing everyone that gets in his way including fashion designer Gianni Versace. Free. More info at: http://gainesvillepride.org/ gaymovienight.php 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 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 77/45 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/56 SUNNY 72/50 THUNDER STORMS 80/50

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 Steve Johnson / College of Journalism and CommunicationsTeam in Transit, a student documentary project about what goes into transporting the football team to away games, will premiere throughout Thanksgiving weekend. BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Contributing WriterIn 60 minutes, the Gators football team produces 80 pounds of dirty clothes. For one away game, 200 sets of uniforms for 70 players must be transported. Nike provides each Gators of cleats. Thirteen UF students and two UF professors spent their semester working on a project to explain, using multimedia, everything that goes into transporting the Gators football team to an away game. It doesnt all magically appear, said Jillian Rogers, a 22-year-old journalism senior and external communications coordinator for the project. The group is premiering its project, called Team in Transit, online throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The group decided to document this seasons trip to Auburn University. The website, teamintransit.com, will have videos and photos from the trip to Auburn, Ala., on Oct. 15. Most of the students who worked on the project are in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The of the colleges 21st Century News Laboratory. This is the start of whats to come, Rogers said. Alligator staff members have been involved with the Team in Transit project.Students document football team in transit JENSEN WERLEYAlligator Contributing WriterScientists used the same statistics that decide your suggested friends on Facebook to predict how well an endangered species population can travel from one habitat to the next. The study, performed by scientists at UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, tested statistical models and compared them to actual movements of species. For example, if you have a friend who has a friend, statistical models can predict the likelihood that you know that third person, determining suggested friends, said Brian Reichert, a graduate research assistant and Ph.D. candidate who worked on the study. Instead of using friends, the study took potential habitats of an endangered species and used the social network model to predict where a species would move. The ability to move, called connectivity, can help a species survive. The predictions were very accurate when compared to the true movements a species made. Connectivity affects the long-term per sistence of a population, Reichert said. If a population is well-connected and can move throughout points easily, theres a chance it can interbreed better and be healthier. If it cant get from place to place, it will go extinct.Social media model used to predict animal movements This is the start of whats to come.Jillian Rogersexternal communications coordinator for Team in TransitStudy performed by UF scientists

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4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 Emily Doyle / AlligatorMass on the GrassStudents gathered on the Plaza of the Americas at noon Tuesday for a Mass hosted by the Catholic Gators. THE 700-ACRE FIRE IS ABOUT 35 MILES EAST OF GAINESVILLE MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Staff WriterFlorida Highway Patrol closed a couple of roads temporarily Tuesday due to a dangerous that started more than a week ago. U.S. 301 was closed between State Road 20 and State Road 26, and State Road 20 was closed from U.S. 301 to Putnam County. Florida Forest Ser started about 35 miles east of Gainesville. This morning they had to close a pretty broad section of 301, which can make a huge difference to people commuting to work, to school, for truckers [and] for people traveling through the area trying to get somewhere for the holicialist for the Florida Forest Service. The roads were opened later that afternoon. rie, just east of the Alachua-Putnam county line, Bond said. It has grown to about 700 acres, and 70 percent caused closures on State Road 20 and State Road 21 in the Interlachen, Hawthorne and Melrose ar eas, according to a news release. The scent of smoke was noticeable through most of Alachua County during the weekend as winds blew in from the east. Florida Highway Patrol posted smoke warning signs on roads as a caution to drivers. affected area helped with smoke management. A tractors plowed the ground down to contain the Roads were closed because of smokeTicket scalping could cause problemsarrested at the UF-University of Alabama game. Kickoff for the UF-FSU game will be at 7 p.m. Liquor law violations are among the most common gameday issues. As police have done throughout the football season, they will issue civil citations to people who violate open-container laws at the stadium, Barber said. Anyone younger than 21 in possession of alcohol will be given a notice to appear in court. People arrested. Ticket scalping could be a problem on Saturday, he said. Reselling tickets on the UF campus is against the law. The selling of counterfeit tickets could be a problem at the FSU game like it was at the UFAlabama game, another big football rivalry. Barber suggested fans should be cautious about whom they purchase tickets from. SAFETY, from page 1 Grooveshark: Claims based on false, anonymous blog commentfor each infringed piece of work. Grooveshark responded to the allegations in an official statement. Universals claims rest almost entirely on an anonymous, blatantly false Internet blog comment and Universals gross mischaracterization of information that Grooveshark itself provided to Universal, the statement read. The complaint, which is the first step in a lawsuit, includes emails from Sina Simantob, who is identified in them as the Escape Media Group executive chairman. Universal Music Group stated the emails prove Grooveshark knew it was taking songs without permission. The anonymous comment was posted to a blog, Digital Music News, and comes from a self-identified Grooveshark employee. We are assigned a predetermined ammount (sic) of weekly uploads to the system and get a small extra bonus if we manage to go above that, stated the comment from Visitor. The person refused to give his or her identity when pushed by other people who commented on the blog post. According to Groovesharks statement, the company feels it will prevail in the suit. Grooveshark continues to run its website. Grooveshark.com boasts 30 million monthly active users. GROOVESHARK, from page 1

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 HEALTH JENSEN WERLEYAlligator Contributing WriterThank Maci, Farrah and the other stars of MTVs Teen Mom they may be the reason teen pregnancy rates are decreasing. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen birth rates in the U.S. dropped last year to the lowest they have been in about 70 years. Teen birth rates have been decreasing for the past three years. Since peaking in 1991, they have dropped 44 per cent. MTV shows such as 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom depict the realities of being a pregnant teenager and a young mother. These scenarios could encourage teenagers to think critically about the consequences of pregnancy, said Bruce Floyd, social media specialist for UF University Relations. Footage shown from the MTV shows could help educate people how teen pregnancy is not glamorous and can change your life dramatically, Floyd said. In 2010, there were 34.3 births per 1,000 teenagers and young adults ages 15-19, according to a Nov. 17 Reuters article. Thats a 9 percent drop from the previous year. In 2009, the rate was 39.1 births per 1,000 women in that age group. Social media platforms could have also contributed to the lower teen pregnancy rate, Floyd said. Facebook and Twitter can be effective because they allow people to engage in dialogue and help organizations connect with their followers. The CDC has a special link for social media and teen pregnancy on its website. Among other features, links and images to promote talking to teens about sex or preventing teen pregnancy are on the website. CDC website visitors also can post cut-and-paste messages on their Facebook pages, providing information on teen pregnancy prevention. Staci Fox, CEO of Planned Parenthood of North Florida, said she thinks social media helps prevent teen pregnancy because it allows young adults to speak in a familiar and comfortable medium. Teenagers can still speak with their partners about sex and protection without having to be face to face, which can make it less awkward. She also said TV shows that display teen parenthood could help prevent unplanned pregnancy. would sensationalize the issue, she said, but instead it has brought it home for teens. Campus and local sex education programs also could have contributed to lower teen pregnancy rates. Educating teenagers on safe sex measures like birth control gives them the tools to prevent pregnancy, said Samantha Evans, sexual health educator for GatorWell. Evans said she likes to teach all methods of prevention, not just abstinence but also barrier methods, hormonal contraceptives and emergency contraceptives. She teaches to large groups of students in classrooms and organizations, and she advises students one-on-one or in couples. Fox said she thinks sex education has come a long way. Schools supporting teenagers after they become pregnant or give birth could be another contributor to the lower teen pregnancy rate. Eastside High School is re-implementing a program after January called Partners in Adolescent Life Support, or PALS, school nurse Georgianna Beveridge said. The program will serve as a support group for students who are pregnant or have had a child, she said. The goal is to teach the students to prevent any future pregnancies they could have while they are still teenagers. Fox thinks teen pregnancy happens when teenagers cant communicate about sex and cant get access to preventative measures. While she said she thinks teen pregnancy will continue its decline, she thinks the issue will never be eradicated because there will always be teens who cant get the help they need to prevent getting pregnant.Social media, reality TV could help reduce teen pregnancies Footage shown from the MTV shows could help educate people how teen pregnancy is not glamorous and can change your life dramatically.Bruce Floydsocial media specialist for UF University Relations

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. EditorialWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR88 TOTAL VOTES70% YES 30% NOTuedays question: Do you prefer beer over wine? Todays question: Is Thanksgiving your favorite holiday?UWireAssads resignation not the answer for SyriaOn Nov. 12, the Arab League voted to suspend Syria from further involvement with the Arabstate coalition until the bloodshed soaking the country ceases. Just days after the announcement, King Abdullah II of Jordan called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down. Whenever you exert violence on your own people, Arab leader to call for Assads resignation. There is no doubt that Assads violence against his own people is an atrocious act against humanity, but is the immediate resignation of Assad the best option for Syria and the rest of the Arab world? Assad has to be removed from power, but a quick transition of power is not in Syrias best interest, especially if those dying are doing so in the name of democracy and transparency. As weve seen in the cases of Iraq and Afghanistan, democracy can take a lot of time and effort to implement. Its not just a system of elections; democracy requires an entire shifting of the national thought process. cient. Institutions need to be put in place, the market to be erased. All these things take time to do, and a quick replacement of Assad doesnt ensure that Syrians will be better off. While the majority of the population in Syria is namely President Assad himself, as well as millions of Iraqi refugees. Iran, a Shiite-dominant country and home for Shiite terrorist groups such as Hezbollah, will undoubtedly lobby for Assad to stay in power. In the instance he is ousted, Hezbollah and Iran will probably do whatever it takes to maintain Any skeptic of religions role in the matter should look at the Arab League voting results. All but three countries voted for Syrias suspension: Lebanon, which is run by the terrorist group Hezbollah; Shiite minority; and Iraq, which abstained from the vote (most likely for the reasons mentioned above). If anything, Assads refusal to step down is giving appropriate and much-needed time for his opposition to centralize itself. While Assads resignation remains unlikely, concessions might be a more viable option, especially in light of Turkeys call for Assads resignation. Turkey, currently supplying Syria with power, has threatened to cut them off. Contrary to what the media and some international organizations have been saying, Assad does have a place in Syria and is a necessary part of the countrys transition to democracy. create a committee dedicated to a new constitution and election policies. Im sure Assad would like to live peacefully in Syria to a ripe age, but at this rate, Assads fate will be similar History will remember Assad as the stubborn tyrant who killed 3,500 of his own people, but he still has the opportunity to save face and show the world that democracy can exist in the Middle East. The time for amends is now. Ryan Campbell is a columnist for The Maine Campus at the University of Maine. Lying about LibertyRepublicans need to do some re-evaluatingMost conservative Republican candidates claim that they believe in individual liberty and freedom at least when its convenient. A closer examination of the policies supported by Republitells another story. Of course, topping the list is the candidate that signed a law mandating (through force of law) that citizens of Massachusetts purchase health insurance. Mitt Romney has also offered a solution to immigration in the form of a national biometric ID card that all Americans will use to prove their citizenship in order to obtain a job. Romney claimed that only immigrants will have to carry this card, but how are employers supposed to know the difference unless everyone has one? Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a law mandating that girls in his state obtain a vaccination for HPV. While the vaccine does not cause mental retardation, the mandate Then you have Michele Bachmann, who is just so upset that roughly 53 percent of Americans pay almost no income taxes. Well, there is also the payroll tax, FICA, state sales taxes, state income taxes, excise taxes and user fees for obtaining a number of government services, but thats not enough for Bachmann. She thinks that every American needs to pay at least some federal income tax or else. Of course there are issues on which almost all Republicans, with a few exceptions, fall against the side of liberty. Most of the candidates support the Defense of Marriage riage as between a man and a woman. If you were really concerned about freedom, you wouldnt be trying to tell people with whom they can and cannot form a voluntary agreement. On the same accord, most mainstream conservatives abhor the idea of legalizing drugs. They do not support the decriminalization of marijuana, a stance that has become increasingly popular among Americans. The classic Republican cop-out to opposing increasing social freedom is states rights. Most responses sound like Well, I wouldnt support that on the federal level, but I think states should be able to decide on the issue. But if you truly support freedom, should individual rights not trump those of the states? When it comes down to it, these candidates should be held accountable for their claims supporting individual liberty. This is not to say that the Democrats are any better when it comes to violating freedom. But the Democrats are not making contradictory assertions about their policy goals. Republicans should either re-evaluate their policy positions or change the way they frame the debate. At the end of the day, nothing supports the idea that they are lovers of liberty and freedom. Ryan CampbellUWire

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 City regulations reflect growth I am a second-year law student and lifelong Gainesville resident. I think you should publish some counterpoints to Travis Hornsbys column about city ordinances. Until recently, a growing student population at the university has driven development in Gainesville. Because the UF student population has stopped growing, the city must now refocus its efforts on retaining students after they graduate. We need jobs and we need a community that makes talented graduates want to stay. That is what Innovation Square and our land development code are all about. Development regulation could certainly be streamlined in terms of procedure, but the substantial requirements type of community that I believe will attract and retain both businesses and Cabana Beach to less auto-dependent projects like The Continuum in a vibrant downtown. In Portland, Ore., a streetcar system stimulated more than $2 billion dollars in development within a redevelopment district. RTS is pursuing funding to establish a transit system in Gainesville. Can you imagine the impact of a streetcar route from downtown to campus along Southwest Second Avenue? As for our taxes, Alachua County ranks below the state average in terms of total property taxes levied per capita. That is a fact that might be even more surprising in light of the fact that much of the most valuable property in the county the UF campus is off the tax rolls. Unlike many other counties in the state, Alachua County has no local option sales tax dedicated to transportation. We make up for that with a higher millage rate. Our leaders in local government are taking the steps necessary to ensure continued economic growth in Gainesville. We should not allow that progress to be derailed by hyperbolic arguments and conspiracy theories. Andy Coffey second-year law studentLetter to the Editor There are very few people who would argue America is a huge fan of communism. After half a century of political tension and some propaganda, it isnt too surprising. Whether it was truly communism doesnt make a difference the damage has been done to the American psyche. This is obvious when you hear those on the right decrying some of the lefts actions because theyre communist. The intent is to merely connect it with something most Americans despise. cans like even less than communism: Congress. According to a recent Gallup poll, Congress approval rating is sitting at only 13 percent, continuing a historic low point in popularity. Because it is so unpopular, some have taken it upon themselves to compare this to the popularity of other subjects. One such person is Senator Michael Bennet, D-Colo., who created a chart to help explain just how low these numbers are. Although Gallup puts Congress popularity at 13 percent, Bennet uses a recent New York Times/CBS poll which found it at 9 percent. As previously mentioned, one of the subjects was communism speing communist. According to a Rasmussen poll performed this year, 11 percent of people polled were OK with the idea of America going communist. If that doesnt cause a surprise, some of the other numbers should help. After the oil spill in the Gulf, BP stood at 16 percent approval. Nixon held 24 percent during Watergate, and banks were still hovering at 23 percent as of this year, all according to Gallup polls. Clearly, Congress isnt very popular right now. While these are numbers Congress should heed, they are not things to which we should lend much weight. Despite some people saying they dislike Congress just because its a popular viewpoint, the low numbers seem far more likely an indication of faulty polling. Nixon and the banks can pull it off, surely this Congress should be able to as well. Zach Davis is a columnist at The Daily Reveille at Louisiana State University. Recent polls show communism more popular than CongressUWireZach DavisUWire

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. $445 per bedroom-All inclusive! 3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail <1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym! free tanning, free HBO/showtime Call 352.377.2777 12-7-11-74-1 Student Friendly Apts. All-Inclusive 3/3s and 4/4s Starting at ONLY $369 352-336-3838 www.TheLandingsUF.com 12-7-74-1 Search Smarter. Not Harder. ApartmentsInGainesville.com12-7-74-1 Student friendly 2/2s and 4/4s 42 TV in EVERY apt Text GP to 47464 for more info! 12-7-74-1 All-inclusive private suites ***4/4s @ $399*** Sign & Receive a $100 Gift Card!!! 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Yearly and monthly lease. 305-793-4290. 1-25-11-22-1 $330/month. Close To UF 2 rooms in 4BR/2BA unit on seperate leases at Univ Commons, full washer & dryer, free cable TV and internet, quiet 3rd floor. Utilities pkg $30/month. No other fees Move in now 813-854-5628, bradshepherd2@gmail.com 12-1-11-5-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place youar ad today! QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $375. 2br $425 372-6881, 213-3901 12-7-11-74-2 1/2 2nd MONTHS RENT!! SPACIOUS 1285 Sqft 3BDR ONLY $256/BED www.arborpark.com CALL TODAY!! 352-335-7275 12-7-11-74-2 1/1s Under $500 2/1s Under $600 $99 Move In Special! 352-372-7555 FrederickGardens.com 12-7-11-74-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 12-7-11-74-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood flrs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-5382181. Lv msg 12-7-11-74-2 No deposit!!! Huge 1/1s 2/2s 3/3s <1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym FREE tanning/FREE cable *Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777 Live the 180 Lifestyle! 12-7-11-74-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-7-09-167-2 3 Bedroom Houses Starting at $1235 Move In today. Park Near UF Free! Call 352-371-7777 12-7-11-74-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. ESCAPE THE ORDINARY 1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 TH FREE Cable with HBO All the amenities & FREE tanning Gated, PET FRIENDLY 12-7-11-74-2 Spanish Trace 2/11000 sq ft$679 Great Location Butler Plaza Call 352-373-1111 12-7-11-74-2 A TIME FOR CHANGE Call for available 2s, 3s, 4s 12-7-11-74-2 3bedroom/3bath DELUXE Only $1,099 New counters, cabinets, appliancesIncludes High Speed Internet 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 12-7-11-74-2 1/1 s Starting at $489 Water and Sewer Incl. 352-376-1248 12-7-11-74-2 Immediate Availability! 1, 2, 4 bedroom apartment homes 1/2 month rent free! 12-7-74-2 No Move-In Fees 1/1 for $689 3/2 for $809 FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym www.aspenridgeuf.com 352.367.9910 12-7-11-74-2 Relaxing Upscale Apartments 2/2 Townhomes & 3/3 Flats Individual Leases, Steps to Campus Internet, Cable & H2O Included Furnished Units Available 379.9255 www.MuseumWalk.com 12-7-11-74-2 College Manor Studios from $505 Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111 12-7-11-74-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4s Only $409 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 12-7-74-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 12-7-11-74-2 Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 12-7-11-74-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 12-7-11-74-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 1BRs $425-495 2BR/1.5BA, W/D $580 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-7-11-74-2 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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10, ALLIGATOR !! LIVE LIFE ON THE BOARDWALK !! 1/1 Flats & Cool Lofts! 2/2s and 3/2s Pets Loved! Pools Cardio Tanning Tennis Washer/Dryers HUGE Floor Plans! 377-7401 BoardwalkApt.com 12-7-11-74-2 3/2 House Available Immediately Near Law School, Shopping, Restaurants Free UF Parking! 352.371.7777 12-7-11-74-2 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $869 Patio and Storage Closet Call 352-372-8100 12-7-11-74-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 12-7-11-74-2 SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD Plasma TV for new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 12-7-11-74-2 3bedroom $509/person All inclusive townhome with everything included! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/dryer. The Laurels apts. Call now: 4352-335-4455 12-7-11-74-2 NEED A RENTAL? CHECK OUT THESE DEALSBrowse our website. www.trend4rent.com Call 352-375-7104 today! 12-7-74-2 Post Apartments1br apts in a quiet n'hood near campus/downtown; some utils incl. 1825 NW 10th St. Pvt. patio w/ lock gate, green space, big trees. $499 1700 SW 16th Ct. 1 block from Shands. $549-$599. postj@bellsouth.net 376-0080, 284-3873. 12-7-11-74-2 HOUSES FOR AUGUST BIKE TO UF 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, $1000 4/2 in NW $1300. Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-7-11-74-2 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 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 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, $1480/month obo + util. Call 275 1259 12-7-11-34-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 Bike to UF 4BR/2BA House directly across from Law School. W/D, DW, cent AC/heat No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com 12-7-11-33-2 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, $555/month plus $300 sec dep. 2BR with 2.5Bathroom townhouse. New floor/ paint. Fenced backyard with W/D hookup. 1310 SW 61st, GNV, 32607. Call 352/3324088 or 352/514-7098 12-7-11-26-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com 538-1550 12-7-11-19-2 VETERANS and SECTION 8 Oakridge Apts 1120 NW 45th Ave. Openings for Vets who qualify under Section 8 Program. 2/1 $550. Pool, RTS, on-site laundry 3723783 12-7-11-18-2 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 12-7-11-15-2 Newly renovated very clean, spacious property near everything in NW area available for lease. Laundry room, lots of storage space, central H/Ac, fireplace, much more. $890/ mo. Call 352-375-6754 or 352-495-6250 1-9-11-15-2 Get an entire 2/2 apt for only $820/mo avail able NOW! Clean, spacious, comfortable inside. Gated community. Access to tanning beds, 24 hr gym, basketball & tennis courts & more. Furnishing available 954-625-5043 12-7-13-2 QUIET ngbd close to campus: 2br/2b, w/d, tile floors, built in storage, bookcases & desk, lge yard. $800/m. Call 352-335-7139 for more details. 1-9-11-13-2 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 Contact 305-502-6261 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $515/mo all inclusive and fully furnished. Pet friendly. Available from spring to summer. Apt in Windsor Park. 12-2-10-3DISTRICT ON 62ND1BR/1BA available now in 3BR/3BA through June 2012. $412/mo, furnished, W/D incl. Call 352-514-2942 11-28-11-5-3 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 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. STUDENTS NEEDED TOWNHOUSE W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus route. $350/mo + utils per room. Available December. Call 727-729-1561 11-30-26-4 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $650/mo. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 11-2311-18-4 Female roommate needed in furnished condo, 1.5 miles from UF $379/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more beautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871, Available 1/1/12 1-911-14-4 Walk to UF! 2/1 SFD Private room, dual closets, share all living room, kitchen & laun dry privileges. No deposit required $300.00 month first/last. 378-1775 11-28-11-5-4 MOVE IN NOWNeed 1 male student to share 4/4 Countryside condo, near poolside. Easy commute UF/SFC, 2 bus rtes, furn common area, W/D. unfurn $365/obo furn avail. Text 386233-0011, ph 386-676-9703, nukken1@aol.com 1-9-11-11-4 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 Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-7-74-5 BANK ORDERED AUCTION 174 Bank Owned Assets AL, GA, NC & TN. December 6th, 7th & 8th Homes, Acreage, Residential Lots & Commercial Properties (800)3238388 or RowellAuctions.com 11-23-1-5 BANK ORDERED AUCTION! Nove 19th Dec 3rd AL, FL & MS. Multiple Properties. Live Onsite & Live Online. www.AuctionsUnited. com Proxibid.com/Auctionsunited (800)2225003 11-23-1-5 LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, TX Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure (800)755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com 11-23-1-5 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 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND

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ALLIGATORNEED EXTRA CASH FOR THE HOLIDAYS? WE BUY SMARTPHONES, TABLETS, IPODS ,GAMING SYSTEMS*, LAPTOPS, &MORE. 6450 SW ARCHER RD BY BEEF 'O' BRADY'S. TECHMODO 352-872-5881 11-29-7-8 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 BK CHRISTMAS TREES Potted Red Cedar & Arizona Cypress; 3 ft to 13 ft; $5 to $65. Free pecans & sugar cane. 20926 NW 75th St., Alachua, 10am-6pm, 7 days. 386-462-2060 1-9-1110-10 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 SAWMILLS from only $3997MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmillCut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills. com (800)578-1363 Ext.300N Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 12-774-11 12-7-11-74-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 12-7-11-74-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 12-7-11-74-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 12-7-11-74-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 12-7-74-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 12-7-1174-12 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 CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model, or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: (888)420-3807 11-23-1-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. 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 12-5-11-77-13 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 responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. What's black and white and read all over?? 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UF WON 63-46 AT HOME. BRYAN HOLT Alligator Writer After a disappointing performance in a season-opening loss to Michigan, Florida junior forward Jennifer George knew something had to change. Now, with three additional games on the stat sheet, its looking like the transformation didnt take long. I just had a different mentality, she said. In the Michigan game, that wasnt me. I had to come out and be more consistent for our team and just play better. On Tuesday night, George record13 points and 14 rebounds to lead UF (3-1) to a 63-46 win against Hampton (2-1) in the OConnell Center. The Gators win was a reversal of last years outcome when they traveled to Virginia to play the Pirates and pointing defeat. faint-hearted. Florida stumbled out of the gates with its worst half of shooting of the young season. The Gators fell behind 12-2 early, shooting an anemic 0 for 9 from beyond the arc and just 50 percent from the free-throw line. Florida turned the ball over on its It was the play of Lanita Bartley, coach Amanda Butler said. Not that the three turnovers were all her fault, but I put a lot of responsibility on our point guards and didnt think she set the tone for us the way that we all know shes capable of. Luckily for UF, Hampton was struggling with many of the same issues. While the Pirates made 2 of 4 from three and were perfect from the charity stripe, they managed to shoot lapsing toward the end of the half to let the Gators back in the game. Florida came out with a renewed focus in the second half due in large part to smarter play by Bartley. Instead of three turnovers, the team had three possessions. George took over in the second half, racking up eight points and eight rebounds to cap a stretch in which she has scored double digits in three UF career. After providing a defensive boost performance, center Azania Stewart chimed in after the break with eight points after she was held scoreless in the opening 20 minutes of play. [Its] just good timing and good defense and just staying disciplined, Stewart said. Floridas offense picked up, with the exception of a woeful three-point shooting performance. While it was Bonds and Brittany Shine took the load in the second half, combining to go 1 for 7 as part of a 6.7 team shooting percentage from long-range. We know that were a good shooting team, but we also know that thats not why were going to win ball games, Butler said. We know were capable. We also know were capable of missing a lot of shots. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 13 Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff Georges double-double leads Florida past Hampton

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG alligatorSports.org Check our website during the weekend for updates on all your Gators sports, including mens and womens basketball, volleyball and football. Take a break from the turkey. Its worth it. Were Some Tweetin FoolsFollow our football writers on Twitter for live updates and analysis from Saturdays game against Florida State: @ GregLuca, @Tyler__Jett, @WattMatts and @Tomas_Verde. Quarterback John Brantley said he does not have any regrets as his senior season comes to a close. See story, back page. TEAM IS SECOND IN NATION IN THREES. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff WriterThrough four games this season, it has been easy to guess where the Gators are most in the nation, trailing But while long-range W Nothing quite rings in the beginbragging rights are on the line all Virginia Tech (-5) will feast on Virginia because Picks Column SITE: The Swamp (cap. 88,548) KICKOFF: 7 p.m., Saturday TV/RADIO: ESPN2 / 850 AM SEE PICKS, P AGE 15 David Carr / AlligatorFlorida point guard Erving Walker struggled with his shot against Wright SEE HOOPS, P AGE 16VOLLEYBALL MEGAN WALSHAlligator Writer One last win against Florida wraps up season against South CarolinaSEE VOLLEYBALL, P AGE 16Pole Gators still seeking balance on offense Billy DonovanUF coach

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 15 TOM GREENVirginia (+5) will eat all the leftovers this weekend because... This aint your ancestors Cavaliers, and they dont care about history or respect. Virginia, historically, is a bad football team. But just like deep-frying that holiday bird, tradition has gone right out the damn window. After losing 17 games the last two years, who could have predicted such a quick turnaround for the 8-3 Wahoos? Even Athletic Director Craig Littlepage admitted he couldnt have envisioned Saturdays matchup being a play-in game for the ACC Championship. But it is. And the Cavaliers are going to carve up some Hokie and pile on the gravy. Wah-hoo-wah! MATT WATTSNow, on to the picks! Mark Its funny because youre fat Long, who couldnt resist reaching for the low-hanging fruit when Charlie Weis said Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday. Hey Mark, did you drive in the fast lane when you covered NASCAR last weekend because it looks like your hair didnt keep up! Holding strong in second with a 52-42 record is alligatorSports writer Greg I got scooped on my own thoughts Luca, who cemented his moniker of worst reporter in Alligator history during the weekend when a colleague was able to disseminate Gregs thoughts to the masses before Greg could even formulate them. Nipping at Gregs heels with a 51-43 record is alligaalready Watts, who cant handle watching the Jaguars anymore. Trying to make sense of Jack Del Rios coaching decisions this season, Matt has aged about three years, moving him right into middle age. Tyler I made out with a girl, I think Jett, whose escapades at a Neon Liger event in Gainesville ended with some ambiguous promiscuity. Jett says he came with, and left with, a person of the opposite sex, but when it comes to getting a heaping helping of dude tongue, hes not so sure. hand? DiRocco, who asked an athlete Tuesday if he ever needed assistance going to the bathroom while he was battling an injury earlier in his career. Always the Good Samaritan, Mike was willing to lend a helping hand if no one else did. coms Cody Im really happy for the rest of you, but Taylor Swift is the best female country singer with a face that looks like that of an anteater OF ALL TIME Jones, who gave a standing ovation from his living room while watching Swift at the American Music Awards. Shes the cheer captain, Cody, and youre on the bleachers. In seventh with a 44-50 record is InsideTheGators. coms Kyle Mushrooms are out of this world Maistri, who spent his Friday night trying to convince the rest of us that mushrooms are organisms brought to earth by aliens thousands of years ago. We think you may be watching too much Ancient Aliens, Kyle. And in dead-ass last with a piss-poor 40-54 record is alligatorSports editor Tom Whered you get your jokes, the joke store? Green, whose side-splitting humor has had us all rolling lately. Sike. (See what we did there?) Tom, your references to Jay-Zs rhymes and other rap lyr ics have got to stop, for everyones sake. PICKS, from page 14 ML GL MW TJ Florida State at Florida (+2) FSU FSU UF FSU Arkansas (+13) at LSU LSU LSU ARK ARK Georgia at Georgia Tech (+6) UGA UGA GT UGA Alabama at Auburn (+21) BAMA BAMA AU BAMA Penn State (+15) at Wisconsin WIS PSU PSU PSU Virginia Tech at Virginia (+5) VT VT UVA VT Clemson (+4.5) at South Carolina CLEM SCAR CLEM CLEM Notre Dame (+6.5) at Stanford STAN STAN ND STAN MD CJ KM TG Florida State at Florida (+2) FSU FSU FSU FSU Arkansas (+13) at LSU LSU ARK LSU ARK Georgia at Georgia Tech (+6) GT GT UGA UGA Alabama at Auburn (+21) BAMA AU AU BAMA Penn State (+15) at Wisconsin WIS WIS WIS WIS Virginia Tech at Virginia (+5) VT VT UVA VT Clemson (+4.5) at South Carolina CLEM CLEM CLEM CLEM Notre Dame (+6.5) at Stanford STAN STAN STAN STAN

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Those are areas that we He told were goContact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. who preShe always has a great atti16ALLIGATOR Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffSince sophomore middle blocker Chloe Mann (10) joined the Florida starting rotation, the team has won six straight matches. Mann, Pole making most of opportunity VOLLEYBALL,from page 14 HOOPS, from page 14Beals aggressiveness leads to career highDonovan UF V olle yball

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3, KICKOFF, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 UF HOSTS FSU ON SENIOR DAY. GREG LUCAAlligator Staff WriterWhen John Brantley and Deonte ThompContact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org.TELLING YOU WATTS UPT Florida, our Alma Mater ... Thy glorious name we praise All thy loyal sons and daughters A joyous song shall raise Neath the Orange and Blue victorious our love shall never fail Theres no other name so glorious All hail, Florida, hail. Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator.org.Lacking leaders, Gators need to grow up to get out of hole Matt W attstwitter: @wattmatts Brantley



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KICKOFF INSIDE How Florida football affects Gainesvilles economy, pg. 2. Seniors John Brantley and Deonte Thompson said they have no regrets as their Florida careers wind down Saturday in The Swamp against Florida State, pg. 3. The Gators lack leaders, and thats a problem, pg. 3.

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TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer At the corner of University Avenue and NW 13th Street, inside the Holiday Inn, on a lime green chair in the lobby, sits Kim Layton, class of 85. Kim is a former military brat, moved around a lot as a kid, came to UF in part because no one knew her. She stayed in town 13 years. Now, she works as a paralegal outside Atlanta, but she owns season tickets. She is in Gainesville today to see Florida play Furman with her husband, Skip, and another couple. Last night, they ate at Leonardos Pizza. They also shopped at the UF Bookstore in the Reitz Union. Kim shopped for her brother, Scott, an alumnus and a Phi Delta Theta. Her sister, Tamara, was a Delta Delta Delta. Kim was a Phi Mu. She and Skip picked up car decorations, shirts and Christmas ornaments. Every time she is in town, Kim shops. Youve got to, she says. Kim, 48, is a pale woman with glasses and short, auburn hair. She is wearing a blue-and-white checkered button down with a small Gators logo on the chest. You gotta come down and see all the old buildings and feel connected to the school. Were still connected. Those ties, pulling thousands of alumni back to Gainesville for a handful of weekends each year, provide a boost to local businesses, even when the economy is down, even when the Gators are worse. In 2009, home football games generated about $106 million in the economy, according to a study by UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Football doesnt create nearly as much money as the universitys healthcare services or day-to-day operations do, both of which generate north of $2 billion annually. But those things go on all year. Football is for seven weekends. The teams 6-5 record has suspended interest and, to a degree, sales, though the extent of that affect is only subjective. Early afternoon games lead to less money, as do opponents from college footballs cellar. If Florida is playing at noon, a lot of fans will drive to and from Gainesville on Saturday rather than stay at a hotel, which often demands customers pay for two nights, says John Pricher, tourism development director for Alachua County Visitors and Convention Bureau. The Swamp Restaurant saw sigSaturdays 1 p.m. game than it rael Mendez said. And of 24 hotels called, including the Holiday Inn, only the 36-room Reitz Union Hotel was booked 10 days before the FSU game. Still, football season is busier than any other time. Among those 24 hotels, the median cost for a room with two beds for Saturdays game against Florida State is $189 an 82 percent hike from a non-football weekend. And even though sellouts have been inconsistent this year, fan support has not fallen off dramatically: average attendance has only dropped 2 percent compared with the previous two seasons. Some business owners say the teams performance isnt as important as the time of the game Florida hasnt played a primetime home game since its Oct. 1 clash with Alabama. This Saturdays game kicks off at 7 p.m. But regardless of the time, regardless of Floridas record, regardless of the attendance drop and fan expectations and the opponent, game days are still better than any other Saturday. It is a little after 10 a.m., and while Kim chats in the Holiday Inn lobby, Troop 614 Scoutmaster Jason Chamberlain directs cars into the open lot on the other side of 13th Street. Chamberlain and a group of volunteers in matching orange shirts are selling spots for $20 each, with proceeds going to the local boy scouts chapter. On an average game day, they sell 450 spots. Going west on University Avenue, about 10 people pace back and forth for three blocks, tickets held above their heads. Open-market scalping laws have been in place in Florida since 2006. Standing in front of the Gator Wesley Center, two men hold signs advertising tickets by. Nobody takes the bait. Too many motherf***** seats today, says an old white man in calf-high tube socks, muddy New Balances and a trucker hat. I still got six, a bulky black man in dreadlocks and sunglasses replies. Three blocks over, at the Florida Book Store across from Keene-Flint Hall, DJ Eff-150 from 100.5 The Buzz is roasting Furman fans from atop the stores overhang while Cant Stop by the Red Hot Chili Peppers plays. Fridays on game weekends are ends, assistant store manager Taryn Emswiler says, Sundays three times as much. Saturdays, of course, are the busiest days. In the parking lot to the left, Beth Romano and her mother, Sue Montgomery, sit behind three tables displaying homemade beaded earrings, necklaces and bracelets. On the other side of the lot, Jacquelyn Brooks sits at a register holding Jo Jo, her black Jack Russell Terrier-Chihuahua mix. Jacquelyn had never sold her dresses, skirts and hair berets on game days before this season, and she says Saturdays are twice as productive as any other day. Jacquelyns back is to 101 Cantina, where an outdoor tailgate with seven bars, a stage and a sound system has been set up home games pay the bills for the whole year, bartender Tyler Fawbush says. Dee Dee Ricks, class of and the subject of a recent HBO documentary, is at the entrance promoting a woman in a gray Gators sweatshirt approaches her. The woman is talking and laughing and nodding her head all at once. She recognizes Dee Dee from TV. On the other side of NW 17th Street, UF Plaza looks like a market. Gator Shop has erected a pair of tents covering its merchandise: sweatshirts, T-shirts, hats, license plates, lanyards. The works. At the Copper Monkey tent, employees are setting up six tables while a sign advertises cheeseburgers and fries and liquor and Jell-O shots and beer. In front of Relish stands a bouquet of 136 beer cans: Heineken, Bud Light, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Stella Artois. Its like a parking lot party, Gator Shop co-owner Joi Bass says. Even with a bad team, alumni still gear back home, she says. A couple doors down, about 25 people are drinking in the Salty Dog Saloon. An hour from now, the place will be more crowded. An hour earlier, the doors had just opened and general manager Keith Singleton was confused. He had been at the bar since 7:30 the night before. Who am I supposed to be calling? he asked a female employee, small bags under his eyes. Chris, the woman said. Hes missing out on so much business right now, Keith responded, dryly. The bar is empty at 9 a.m., save for a couple other workers. Keith says he doesnt know why Salty Dog opens so early. He used to be doing game-day shots with the regulars at 9 a.m. But the regulars graduated, and nobody took their place. He blames President Bernie Machen, who raised admission standards and weeded out the Salty Dog crowd. Its nothing like it used to be. Im the manager; I dont deal with customers as much as the rest of these guys, he said, eyeing the rest of the workers. Really, I mostly have to deal with people who are getting in er happens anymore. Thats good, I guess. But still, this place is nothing like it used to be. Two doors down, Balls experiat 9, small group at 10, crowded by 11. At Italian Gator, the usual twoperson crew in the cramped quarters is replaced by an assembly line moving more than two feet to either side as they relay slices and pies to each other. Todays game wont be as profitable as next weeks, general manager Damon Bailey says. Even so, the price for a slice is 50 cents more than a normal day, and sales usually double. The sidewalk at midtown is crowded. Fans, scalpers and vendors are walking toward the stadium. Past XS, past Gator City, past Dunkin Donuts and another merchandise tent and the St. Augustines Church, where the Catholic Gators Student Ministries are selling hats and T-shirts and hoodies Real Champions Pray! Past a tent selling Italian sausage, polish sausage, cheesesteaks. Past Lulus Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade booth. Past the eight-story condo project still under construction. Past the Delta Upsilon house and University Lutheran. As the game draws closer, scalpers become desperate doesnt anyone want this ticket? Next to the Pi Kappa Alpha house, top, Henry Cummings watches fans shop. He has been here since 8 a.m. Cummings, 59, is a tall black gentleman with a gray goatee. He ran track at Florida from 1971-74, and he has been working at Jacksonville-based He will keep the portable store open for about two hours after Saturdays game. He usually does. Like most vendors, though, he is looking forward to next week. More people will be here. He will sell Florida State gear, too. And after night games, he sometimes gets to open back up on Sunday mornings. Business is never really that bad, though, he says. Sports Mania makes between $5,000-$15,000 each Saturday. Inside the tent, one girl walks out with a pack of wristbands, and a woman shows off some blue Gators slippers. People are gonna shop, regardless, Cumming says. This is the Gators were talkin about. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator. org. Editor Tom Green Assistant Editor Matt Watts Cover Illustration Dana Burke and Matt Watts Alligator Wednesday, November 23, 2011KICKOFF UF defense vs. FSU offense UF offense vs. FSU defense TE WR CB RT RG DE C LG LT DE OLB OLB WR CB QB RB SS FS John Brantley Chris Rainey Terrance Parks Lamarcus Joyner Deonte Thompson Rodney Smith Jaylen Watkins Cody Riggs Jelani Jenkins Matt Elam DeAnte Saunders Jon Bostic Dominique Easley Ronald Powell Jordan Reed Bert Reed Nick OLeary E.J. Manuel Devonta Freeman Andre Debose Xavier Rhodes Bjoern Werner Christian Jones Nigel Bradham Brandon Jenkins Greg Reid Matt Patchan Zebrie Sanders Jon Halapio Jacob Fahrenkrug Dan Wenger Bryan Stork Kyle Koehne Garrett Faircloth Xavier Nixon Bobby Hart TE WR CB RT RG DE C LG DT LT DE MLB OLB WR CB QB RB S S Economic Impact of UF Athletics (2009)Sport:Football Baseball Basketball* Track** Gymnastics Softball Volleyball Soccer Other Lacrosse Tennis (Mens & Womens) Swimming/DivingImpact:$106 million $5.66 million $3.30 million $2.46 million $1.24 million $723,289 $468,091 $367,096 $262,023 $197,876 $143,288 $88,700* Mens (season attendance: 186,106) and womens (30,075) teams attendance combined in this study **Indoor and outdoor seasonsSource: Economic Impacts of the University of Florida in 2009-10 Even in down year, UF football boosts local businesses TE A.C. Leonard MLB Vince WilliamsThe Paper Trail NT Anthony McCloud Jaye Howard DT Florida has ranked 8th or 9th in attendance each year. ** If substituted for any of those other four years, Floridas national attendance ranking would not be affected.Source: Gatorzone.comPer Game90,518.82 88,771.83Year2007-10* (28 games) 2011** (6 games)Overall2,534,527 532,631 DT Everett Dawkins Sharrif Floyd Lonnie Pryor FB Alligator Staff Alligator StaffCB Jeremy Brown (knee) CB Marcus Roberson (neck) OL Chaz Green (ankle) OL Dan Wenger (ankle) LB Lerentee McCray (shoulder) TE Jordan Reed (ankle) OL Xavier Nixon (undisclosed) RB Chris Rainey (ankle) C David Spurlock (undisclosed) DT Darious Cummings (hand) OUT PROBABLE QUESTIONABLE OUTLerentee McCray OLB You gotta come down and see all the old buildings and feel connected to the school. Were still connected. Kim Layton class of

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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 66 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Teen pregnancy numbers the lowest in 70 yearsReality TV, social media might be contributing to the drop, pg 5. Florida defeats HamptonThe Gators womens basketball team won Tuesday, pg 13. Team in Transit project to make debutThe student documentary project about transporting the football team to away games will premiere this weekend, pg. 3. The Gators rank second in the nation in threes but are still searching for balance on offense. See story, page 14. 80 /50 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 14 Alex Catalano Kubiszs Spider MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writer Groovesharks parent company, Escape Media Group, is being sued by Universal Music Group over a claim of copyright infringement. in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan said Grooveshark.com, a musicstreaming website headquartered in used songs owned by Universal Music Group without its permission. The music in question includes songs by Elton John, Lady Gaga and Jay-Z. The complaint also said that Escape Media Group executives and employees illegally downloaded about 100,000 songs to add to the companys library. The complaint stated Universal Music Group is asking $150,000 Grooveshark sued by major music companyPUBLIC SAFETY MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Staff Writer da State University football game. The University Police are teaming up, as usual, with the Gainesville Police, Alachua way Patrol for gameday, said Maj. Brad Barcal gamedays, but a full force of about 300 he said. We still recognize that this is a very competitive and heated rivalry game, he said, and given that it is also a night game, were preparing for it accordingly. During rivalry Gator football games this according to UPD news releases about home games. and 102 people were ejected and seven were UPD to up security Saturday MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writer Peter Andriotis spent Tuesday afternoon on the highway, but he couldnt set his car in cruise control like he usually does. Andriotis, a 20-year-old anthropology junior, is among those who left Gainesville to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends. Like other students, he faced holiday traffic. Its not terrible, but its noticeable, said Andriotis, who drove to Tampa. Chip Skinner, city public works spokesman, said the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving are normally days with heavy traffic, particularly on Archer Road and Newberry Road as people head to Interstate 75. heavy traffic when leaving town, he suggests taking Williston Road and avoid driving toward I-75 during the afternoon and early evening. before Thanksgiving usually lightens up around 7 p.m. to return to Gainesville to avoid heavy traffic, Skinner said. day in order to get to Gainesville but the roads will still be clearer than Saturday or Sunday, he said. On Saturday, he recommends getting on the road early. Around 4 p.m., drivers who live in Orlando and other nearby cities will hit the road, making traffic worse. Saturday will definitely be going to be very busy on Sunday. Archer Road, Newberry Road are the most crowdedSEE SAFETY, PAGE 4 SEE GROOVESHARK, PAGE 4 Elton John

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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 66 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HHAPPENING?My Fair Lady Today, 7:30 p.m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts UF Performing Arts presents My Fair Lady, the musical by which all others are measured. The shows 1956 Broadway production set a new record for the longest run of any major theater production in history. Student tickets are $20. Visit performingarts.ufl.edu for more information. Gay Movie Night Murder in Fashion: The Andrew Cunanan Story Friday, 7:30 p.m. Pride Community Center 3131 NW 13th St. Realizing that his looks are fading, aging boy-toy Andrew 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. Cunanan begins a murder ous journey from San Diego to Miami, killing everyone that gets in his way including fashion designer Gianni Versace. Free. More info at: http://gainesvillepride.org/ gaymovienight.php 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 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAYSUNDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 77/45 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/56 SUNNY 72/50 THUNDER STORMS 80/50

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 Steve Johnson / College of Journalism and CommunicationsTeam in Transit, a student documentary project about what goes into transporting the football team to away games, will premiere throughout Thanksgiving weekend. BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Contributing WriterIn 60 minutes, the Gators football team produces 80 pounds of dirty clothes. For one away game, 200 sets of uniforms for 70 players must be transported. Nike provides each Gators of cleats. Thirteen UF students and two UF professors spent their semester working on a project to explain, using multimedia, everything that goes into transporting the Gators football team to an away game. It doesnt all magically appear, said Jillian Rogers, a 22-year-old journalism senior and external communications coordinator for the project. The group is premiering its project, called Team in Transit, online throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The group decided to document this seasons trip to Auburn University. The website, teamintransit.com, will have videos and photos from the trip to Auburn, Ala., on Oct. 15. Most of the students who worked on the project are in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The of the colleges 21st Century News Laboratory. This is the start of whats to come, Rogers said. Alligator staff members have been involved with the Team in Transit project.Students document football team in transit JENSEN WERLEYAlligator Contributing WriterScientists used the same statistics that decide your suggested friends on Facebook to predict how well an endangered species population can travel from one habitat to the next. The study, performed by scientists at UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, tested statistical models and compared them to actual movements of species. For example, if you have a friend who has a friend, statistical models can predict the likelihood that you know that third person, determining suggested friends, said Brian Reichert, a graduate research assistant and Ph.D. candidate who worked on the study. Instead of using friends, the study took potential habitats of an endangered species and used the social network model to predict where a species would move. The ability to move, called connectivity, can help a species survive. The predictions were very accurate when compared to the true movements a species made. Connectivity affects the long-term per sistence of a population, Reichert said. If a population is well-connected and can move throughout points easily, theres a chance it can interbreed better and be healthier. If it cant get from place to place, it will go extinct.Social media model used to predict animal movements This is the start of whats to come.Jillian Rogersexternal communications coordinator for Team in TransitStudy performed by UF scientists

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4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 Emily Doyle / AlligatorMass on the GrassStudents gathered on the Plaza of the Americas at noon Tuesday for a Mass hosted by the Catholic Gators. THE 700-ACRE FIRE IS ABOUT 35 MILES EAST OF GAINESVILLE MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Staff WriterFlorida Highway Patrol closed a couple of roads temporarily Tuesday due to a dangerous that started more than a week ago. U.S. 301 was closed between State Road 20 and State Road 26, and State Road 20 was closed from U.S. 301 to Putnam County. Florida Forest Serstarted about 35 miles east of Gainesville. This morning they had to close a pretty broad section of 301, which can make a huge difference to people commuting to work, to school, for truckers [and] for people traveling through the area trying to get somewhere for the holicialist for the Florida Forest Service. The roads were opened later that afternoon. rie, just east of the Alachua-Putnam county line, Bond said. It has grown to about 700 acres, and 70 percent caused closures on State Road 20 and State Road 21 in the Interlachen, Hawthorne and Melrose areas, according to a news release. The scent of smoke was noticeable through most of Alachua County during the weekend as winds blew in from the east. Florida Highway Patrol posted smoke warning signs on roads as a caution to drivers. affected area helped with smoke management. A tractors plowed the ground down to contain the Roads were closed because of smokeTicket scalping could cause problemsarrested at the UF-University of Alabama game. Kickoff for the UF-FSU game will be at 7 p.m. Liquor law violations are among the most common gameday issues. As police have done throughout the football season, they will issue civil citations to people who violate open-container laws at the stadium, Barber said. Anyone younger than 21 in possession of alcohol will be given a notice to appear in court. People arrested. Ticket scalping could be a problem on Saturday, he said. Reselling tickets on the UF campus is against the law. The selling of counterfeit tickets could be a problem at the FSU game like it was at the UFAlabama game, another big football rivalry. Barber suggested fans should be cautious about whom they purchase tickets from. SAFETY, from page 1 Grooveshark: Claims based on false, anonymous blog commentfor each infringed piece of work. Grooveshark responded to the allegations in an official statement. Universals claims rest almost entirely on an anonymous, blatantly false Internet blog comment and Universals gross mischaracterization of information that Grooveshark itself provided to Universal, the statement read. The complaint, which is the first step in a lawsuit, includes emails from Sina Simantob, who is identified in them as the Escape Media Group executive chairman. Universal Music Group stated the emails prove Grooveshark knew it was taking songs without permission. The anonymous comment was posted to a blog, Digital Music News, and comes from a self-identified Grooveshark employee. We are assigned a predetermined ammount (sic) of weekly uploads to the system and get a small extra bonus if we manage to go above that, stated the comment from Visitor. The person refused to give his or her identity when pushed by other people who commented on the blog post. According to Groovesharks statement, the company feels it will prevail in the suit. Grooveshark continues to run its website. Grooveshark.com boasts 30 million monthly active users. GROOVESHARK, from page 1

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 HEALTH JENSEN WERLEYAlligator Contributing WriterThank Maci, Farrah and the other stars of MTVs Teen Mom they may be the reason teen pregnancy rates are decreasing. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, teen birth rates in the U.S. dropped last year to the lowest they have been in about 70 years. Teen birth rates have been decreasing for the past three years. Since peaking in 1991, they have dropped 44 per cent. MTV shows such as 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom depict the realities of being a pregnant teenager and a young mother. These scenarios could encourage teenagers to think critically about the consequences of pregnancy, said Bruce Floyd, social media specialist for UF University Relations. Footage shown from the MTV shows could help educate people how teen pregnancy is not glamorous and can change your life dramatically, Floyd said. In 2010, there were 34.3 births per 1,000 teenagers and young adults ages 15-19, according to a Nov. 17 Reuters article. Thats a 9 percent drop from the previous year. In 2009, the rate was 39.1 births per 1,000 women in that age group. Social media platforms could have also contributed to the lower teen pregnancy rate, Floyd said. Facebook and Twitter can be effective because they allow people to engage in dialogue and help organizations connect with their followers. The CDC has a special link for social media and teen pregnancy on its website. Among other features, links and images to promote talking to teens about sex or preventing teen pregnancy are on the website. CDC website visitors also can post cut-and-paste messages on their Facebook pages, providing information on teen pregnancy prevention. Staci Fox, CEO of Planned Parenthood of North Florida, said she thinks social media helps prevent teen pregnancy because it allows young adults to speak in a familiar and comfortable medium. Teenagers can still speak with their partners about sex and protection without having to be face to face, which can make it less awkward. She also said TV shows that display teen parenthood could help prevent unplanned pregnancy. would sensationalize the issue, she said, but instead it has brought it home for teens. Campus and local sex education programs also could have contributed to lower teen pregnancy rates. Educating teenagers on safe sex measures like birth control gives them the tools to prevent pregnancy, said Samantha Evans, sexual health educator for GatorWell. Evans said she likes to teach all methods of prevention, not just abstinence but also barrier methods, hormonal contraceptives and emergency contraceptives. She teaches to large groups of students in classrooms and organizations, and she advises students one-on-one or in couples. Fox said she thinks sex education has come a long way. Schools supporting teenagers after they become pregnant or give birth could be another contributor to the lower teen pregnancy rate. Eastside High School is re-implementing a program after January called Partners in Adolescent Life Support, or PALS, school nurse Georgianna Beveridge said. The program will serve as a support group for students who are pregnant or have had a child, she said. The goal is to teach the students to prevent any future pregnancies they could have while they are still teenagers. Fox thinks teen pregnancy happens when teenagers cant communicate about sex and cant get access to preventative measures. While she said she thinks teen pregnancy will continue its decline, she thinks the issue will never be eradicated because there will always be teens who cant get the help they need to prevent getting pregnant.Social media, reality TV could help reduce teen pregnancies Footage shown from the MTV shows could help educate people how teen pregnancy is not glamorous and can change your life dramatically.Bruce Floydsocial media specialist for UF University Relations

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. EditorialWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR88 TOTAL VOTES70% YES 30% NOTuedays question: Do you prefer beer over wine? Todays question: Is Thanksgiving your favorite holiday?UWireAssads resignation not the answer for SyriaOn Nov. 12, the Arab League voted to suspend Syria from further involvement with the Arabstate coalition until the bloodshed soaking the country ceases. Just days after the announcement, King Abdullah II of Jordan called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down. Whenever you exert violence on your own people, Arab leader to call for Assads resignation. There is no doubt that Assads violence against his own people is an atrocious act against humanity, but is the immediate resignation of Assad the best option for Syria and the rest of the Arab world? Assad has to be removed from power, but a quick transition of power is not in Syrias best interest, especially if those dying are doing so in the name of democracy and transparency. As weve seen in the cases of Iraq and Afghanistan, democracy can take a lot of time and effort to implement. Its not just a system of elections; democracy requires an entire shifting of the national thought process. cient. Institutions need to be put in place, the market to be erased. All these things take time to do, and a quick replacement of Assad doesnt ensure that Syrians will be better off. While the majority of the population in Syria is namely President Assad himself, as well as millions of Iraqi refugees. Iran, a Shiite-dominant country and home for Shiite terrorist groups such as Hezbollah, will undoubtedly lobby for Assad to stay in power. In the instance he is ousted, Hezbollah and Iran will probably do whatever it takes to maintain Any skeptic of religions role in the matter should look at the Arab League voting results. All but three countries voted for Syrias suspension: Lebanon, which is run by the terrorist group Hezbollah; Shiite minority; and Iraq, which abstained from the vote (most likely for the reasons mentioned above). If anything, Assads refusal to step down is giving appropriate and much-needed time for his opposition to centralize itself. While Assads resignation remains unlikely, concessions might be a more viable option, especially in light of Turkeys call for Assads resignation. Turkey, currently supplying Syria with power, has threatened to cut them off. Contrary to what the media and some international organizations have been saying, Assad does have a place in Syria and is a necessary part of the countrys transition to democracy. create a committee dedicated to a new constitution and election policies. Im sure Assad would like to live peacefully in Syria to a ripe age, but at this rate, Assads fate will be similar History will remember Assad as the stubborn tyrant who killed 3,500 of his own people, but he still has the opportunity to save face and show the world that democracy can exist in the Middle East. The time for amends is now. Ryan Campbell is a columnist for The Maine Campus at the University of Maine. Lying about LibertyRepublicans need to do some re-evaluatingMost conservative Republican candidates claim that they believe in individual liberty and freedom at least when its convenient. A closer examination of the policies supported by Republitells another story. Of course, topping the list is the candidate that signed a law mandating (through force of law) that citizens of Massachusetts purchase health insurance. Mitt Romney has also offered a solution to immigration in the form of a national biometric ID card that all Americans will use to prove their citizenship in order to obtain a job. Romney claimed that only immigrants will have to carry this card, but how are employers supposed to know the difference unless everyone has one? Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a law mandating that girls in his state obtain a vaccination for HPV. While the vaccine does not cause mental retardation, the mandate Then you have Michele Bachmann, who is just so upset that roughly 53 percent of Americans pay almost no income taxes. Well, there is also the payroll tax, FICA, state sales taxes, state income taxes, excise taxes and user fees for obtaining a number of government services, but thats not enough for Bachmann. She thinks that every American needs to pay at least some federal income tax or else. Of course there are issues on which almost all Republicans, with a few exceptions, fall against the side of liberty. Most of the candidates support the Defense of Marriage riage as between a man and a woman. If you were really concerned about freedom, you wouldnt be trying to tell people with whom they can and cannot form a voluntary agreement. On the same accord, most mainstream conservatives abhor the idea of legalizing drugs. They do not support the decriminalization of marijuana, a stance that has become increasingly popular among Americans. The classic Republican cop-out to opposing increasing social freedom is states rights. Most responses sound like Well, I wouldnt support that on the federal level, but I think states should be able to decide on the issue. But if you truly support freedom, should individual rights not trump those of the states? When it comes down to it, these candidates should be held accountable for their claims supporting individual liberty. This is not to say that the Democrats are any better when it comes to violating freedom. But the Democrats are not making contradictory assertions about their policy goals. Republicans should either re-evaluate their policy positions or change the way they frame the debate. At the end of the day, nothing supports the idea that they are lovers of liberty and freedom. Ryan CampbellUWire

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 City regulations reflect growth I am a second-year law student and lifelong Gainesville resident. I think you should publish some counterpoints to Travis Hornsbys column about city ordinances. Until recently, a growing student population at the university has driven development in Gainesville. Because the UF student population has stopped growing, the city must now refocus its efforts on retaining students after they graduate. We need jobs and we need a community that makes talented graduates want to stay. That is what Innovation Square and our land development code are all about. Development regulation could certainly be streamlined in terms of procedure, but the substantial requirements type of community that I believe will attract and retain both businesses and Cabana Beach to less auto-dependent projects like The Continuum in a vibrant downtown. In Portland, Ore., a streetcar system stimulated more than $2 billion dollars in development within a redevelopment district. RTS is pursuing funding to establish a transit system in Gainesville. Can you imagine the impact of a streetcar route from downtown to campus along Southwest Second Avenue? As for our taxes, Alachua County ranks below the state average in terms of total property taxes levied per capita. That is a fact that might be even more surprising in light of the fact that much of the most valuable property in the county the UF campus is off the tax rolls. Unlike many other counties in the state, Alachua County has no local option sales tax dedicated to transportation. We make up for that with a higher millage rate. Our leaders in local government are taking the steps necessary to ensure continued economic growth in Gainesville. We should not allow that progress to be derailed by hyperbolic arguments and conspiracy theories. Andy Coffey second-year law studentLetter to the Editor There are very few people who would argue America is a huge fan of communism. After half a century of political tension and some propaganda, it isnt too surprising. Whether it was truly communism doesnt make a difference the damage has been done to the American psyche. This is obvious when you hear those on the right decrying some of the lefts actions because theyre communist. The intent is to merely connect it with something most Americans despise. cans like even less than communism: Congress. According to a recent Gallup poll, Congress approval rating is sitting at only 13 percent, continuing a historic low point in popularity. Because it is so unpopular, some have taken it upon themselves to compare this to the popularity of other subjects. One such person is Senator Michael Bennet, D-Colo., who created a chart to help explain just how low these numbers are. Although Gallup puts Congress popularity at 13 percent, Bennet uses a recent New York Times/CBS poll which found it at 9 percent. As previously mentioned, one of the subjects was communism speing communist. According to a Rasmussen poll performed this year, 11 percent of people polled were OK with the idea of America going communist. If that doesnt cause a surprise, some of the other numbers should help. After the oil spill in the Gulf, BP stood at 16 percent approval. Nixon held 24 percent during Watergate, and banks were still hovering at 23 percent as of this year, all according to Gallup polls. Clearly, Congress isnt very popular right now. While these are numbers Congress should heed, they are not things to which we should lend much weight. Despite some people saying they dislike Congress just because its a popular viewpoint, the low numbers seem far more likely an indication of faulty polling. Nixon and the banks can pull it off, surely this Congress should be able to as well. Zach Davis is a columnist at The Daily Reveille at Louisiana State University. Recent polls show communism more popular than CongressUWireZach DavisUWire

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We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publication days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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10, ALLIGATOR !! LIVE LIFE ON THE BOARDWALK !! 1/1 Flats & Cool Lofts! 2/2s and 3/2s Pets Loved! Pools Cardio Tanning Tennis Washer/Dryers HUGE Floor Plans! 377-7401 BoardwalkApt.com 12-7-11-74-2 3/2 House Available Immediately Near Law School, Shopping, Restaurants Free UF Parking! 352.371.7777 12-7-11-74-2 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $869 Patio and Storage Closet Call 352-372-8100 12-7-11-74-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 12-7-11-74-2 SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD Plasma TV for new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 12-7-11-74-2 3bedroom $509/person All inclusive townhome with everything included! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/dryer. The Laurels apts. Call now: 4352-335-4455 12-7-11-74-2 NEED A RENTAL? CHECK OUT THESE DEALSBrowse our website. www.trend4rent.com Call 352-375-7104 today! 12-7-74-2 Post Apartments1br apts in a quiet n'hood near campus/downtown; some utils incl. 1825 NW 10th St. Pvt. patio w/ lock gate, green space, big trees. $499 1700 SW 16th Ct. 1 block from Shands. $549-$599. postj@bellsouth.net 376-0080, 284-3873. 12-7-11-74-2 HOUSES FOR AUGUST BIKE TO UF 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, $1000 4/2 in NW $1300. Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-7-11-74-2 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 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 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, $1480/month obo + util. Call 275 1259 12-7-11-34-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 Bike to UF 4BR/2BA House directly across from Law School. W/D, DW, cent AC/heat No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com 12-7-11-33-2 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, $555/month plus $300 sec dep. 2BR with 2.5Bathroom townhouse. New floor/ paint. Fenced backyard with W/D hookup. 1310 SW 61st, GNV, 32607. Call 352/3324088 or 352/514-7098 12-7-11-26-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com 538-1550 12-7-11-19-2 VETERANS and SECTION 8 Oakridge Apts 1120 NW 45th Ave. Openings for Vets who qualify under Section 8 Program. 2/1 $550. Pool, RTS, on-site laundry 3723783 12-7-11-18-2 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 12-7-11-15-2 Newly renovated very clean, spacious property near everything in NW area available for lease. Laundry room, lots of storage space, central H/Ac, fireplace, much more. $890/ mo. Call 352-375-6754 or 352-495-6250 1-9-11-15-2 Get an entire 2/2 apt for only $820/mo available NOW! Clean, spacious, comfortable inside. Gated community. Access to tanning beds, 24 hr gym, basketball & tennis courts & more. Furnishing available 954-625-5043 12-7-13-2 QUIET ngbd close to campus: 2br/2b, w/d, tile floors, built in storage, bookcases & desk, lge yard. $800/m. Call 352-335-7139 for more details. 1-9-11-13-2 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 Contact 305-502-6261 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $515/mo all inclusive and fully furnished. Pet friendly. Available from spring to summer. Apt in Windsor Park. 12-2-10-3DISTRICT ON 62ND1BR/1BA available now in 3BR/3BA through June 2012. $412/mo, furnished, W/D incl. Call 352-514-2942 11-28-11-5-3 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 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. STUDENTS NEEDED TOWNHOUSE W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus route. $350/mo + utils per room. Available December. Call 727-729-1561 11-30-26-4 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $650/mo. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 11-2311-18-4 Female roommate needed in furnished condo, 1.5 miles from UF $379/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more beautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871, Available 1/1/12 1-911-14-4 Walk to UF! 2/1 SFD Private room, dual closets, share all living room, kitchen & laundry privileges. No deposit required $300.00 month first/last. 378-1775 11-28-11-5-4 MOVE IN NOWNeed 1 male student to share 4/4 Countryside condo, near poolside. Easy commute UF/SFC, 2 bus rtes, furn common area, W/D. unfurn $365/obo furn avail. Text 386233-0011, ph 386-676-9703, nukken1@aol.com 1-9-11-11-4 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 Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-7-74-5 BANK ORDERED AUCTION 174 Bank Owned Assets AL, GA, NC & TN. December 6th, 7th & 8th Homes, Acreage, Residential Lots & Commercial Properties (800)3238388 or RowellAuctions.com 11-23-1-5 BANK ORDERED AUCTION! Nove 19th Dec 3rd AL, FL & MS. Multiple Properties. Live Onsite & Live Online. www.AuctionsUnited. com Proxibid.com/Auctionsunited (800)2225003 11-23-1-5 LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, TX Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure (800)755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com 11-23-1-5 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 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND

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ALLIGATORNEED EXTRA CASH FOR THE HOLIDAYS? WE BUY SMARTPHONES, TABLETS, IPODS ,GAMING SYSTEMS*, LAPTOPS, &MORE. 6450 SW ARCHER RD BY BEEF 'O' BRADY'S. TECHMODO 352-872-5881 11-29-7-8 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 BK CHRISTMAS TREES Potted Red Cedar & Arizona Cypress; 3 ft to 13 ft; $5 to $65. Free pecans & sugar cane. 20926 NW 75th St., Alachua, 10am-6pm, 7 days. 386-462-2060 1-9-1110-10 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 SAWMILLS from only $3997MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmillCut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills. com (800)578-1363 Ext.300N Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 12-774-11 12-7-11-74-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 12-7-11-74-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 12-7-11-74-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 12-7-11-74-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 12-7-74-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 12-7-1174-12 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 CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model, or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: (888)420-3807 11-23-1-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. 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 12-5-11-77-13 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 responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aINTERNIf you are a UF or SFC student available to work 10-12 hours a week this spring, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by The Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA. 1-9-11-15-14 What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aPAID SALES REPIf you are a UF or SFC student available to work 15-20 hours a week this spring, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA. 1-9-11-15-14 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-7-11-74-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 12-7-1174-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-1226 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 PROOFREADER ACT/SAT ADMINISTRATOR LINUX ADMINISTRATOR GRAPHICS DESIGNER X-PLANE DEVELOPER SOFTWARE DEVELOPER TECH SUPPORT Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment. 12-7-1116-14

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12, ALLIGATOR Sanford Office looking for General Dentist to work with a great team. Part-Time(one-two days a week)Position available as soon as possible. fax Resume to (407) 324-9229 1-10-11-17-14 MOVIE EXTRASTo stand in the background for a major film. Experience not required. Earn up to $300/ day. All looks needed. 877-568-7064 1-911-16-14 MEDICAL OFFICEPre-med student. Shifts avail for 1-9:30pm, M-F. Wkend hrs vary. 15-20 hrs/wk Fax resume & availability to 373-2230 12-1-1110-14 Web developers and marketing interns wanted by established online retailer. Please send your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio of works to robinw@threadpit.com or call 352-371-6536 for more information. 11-2311-5-14 Seeking Professional Leasing All Stars Ideal candidates enjoy working with people, have excellent communication skills, professional appearance and have the ability to close a deal. Leasing experience is preferred but not required. Some evening and weekend hours required. Schedules are flexible. This is a PT position. Please fax resumes to: 352-379-8071 11-28-5-14 Do you want to quit smoking? We are currently recruiting smokers between the ages of 18 and 60 for a smoking cessation study. Please contact the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or smokeclinic@gmail.com for further details. 1-9-11-12-14 Earn $50-$65 Participate in an insurance research study. Contact DSG Associates, Inc. Sign up online at www.dsgai.com or call 800-462-8765. Free to sign up! 11-30-11-5-14 Earn $1000-$3200 per month to drive our cars with ads.www.FreeCarJobs.com 1-9-11-11-14 RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS Part-time hourly work Flexible schedules $8 an hour to start Apply online at RGIS.COM 1-9-11-10-14 Opus Coffee Bar We are searching for fun and active students to work 12 to 30 hours per week at a fastpaced coffee bar near campus. Starting pay is $7.75/hour + tips. To apply, go to our website, www.opus-cafe.com, click on the employment tab, and follow the directions. 12-5-11-7-14 NOW HIRINGVALET PARKING ATTENDANTSFlexible scheduling. $8-$15/hour. Email Kurt kmorrell@717parking.com 121-11-5-14 A Few Pro Drivers Needed Top Pay & 401K 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)2588782 www.meltontruck.com 11-23-1-14 Driver Build Your Own Hometime! Parttime, Full-time, Express & Casual lanes! Daily or Weekly Pay. Modern equipment! CDL-A, 3 months recent experience required. (800)414-9569. www.driveknight. com 11-23-1-14 Drivers: Run GA, AL, MS, TN & FL HOME WEEKENDS, Earn Up to 39/mi, 1 yr OTR Flatbed exp. Call: SUNBELT TRANSPORT, LLC (800)572-5489 ext. 227 11-23-1-14 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 12-7-11-74-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-25-74 15 Epic Photographer for HireWeddings Events Portraits Slideshows Gator Alum, hrly chg. You keep the digital files www.mizdigital.com 352-260-2511 12-7-78-15 HORSE BOARDING: $350/mo. From GV/ UofF 10 minutes. Dressage, stadium, x-country, daytime stall, nighttime turnout. Rider housing available. Barn Family Program to mitigate board and rent. Lessons, schooling opportunities. For further information, contact Dibbie at Gator Slide Farm, 352-466-3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com. Visitors always welcome. 2-29-11-51-15 ALLIED HEALTH career training-Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (800)481-9409 www. CenturaOnline.com 11-23-1-15 $$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!!! $$$ As seen on TV.$$$ Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500-$500,000++within 48/hrs? Low rates APPLY NOW BY PHONE! Call Today! Toll-Free: (800)568-8321 www.lawcapital. com 11-23-1-15 EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (877)206-5165 www.CenturaOnline. com 11-23-1-15 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. 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UF WON 63-46 AT HOME. BRYAN HOLT Alligator Writer After a disappointing performance in a season-opening loss to Michigan, Florida junior forward Jennifer George knew something had to change. Now, with three additional games on the stat sheet, its looking like the transformation didnt take long. I just had a different mentality, she said. In the Michigan game, that wasnt me. I had to come out and be more consistent for our team and just play better. On Tuesday night, George record13 points and 14 rebounds to lead UF (3-1) to a 63-46 win against Hampton (2-1) in the OConnell Center. The Gators win was a reversal of last years outcome when they traveled to Virginia to play the Pirates and pointing defeat. faint-hearted. Florida stumbled out of the gates with its worst half of shooting of the young season. The Gators fell behind 12-2 early, shooting an anemic 0 for 9 from beyond the arc and just 50 percent from the free-throw line. Florida turned the ball over on its It was the play of Lanita Bartley, coach Amanda Butler said. Not that the three turnovers were all her fault, but I put a lot of responsibility on our point guards and didnt think she set the tone for us the way that we all know shes capable of. Luckily for UF, Hampton was struggling with many of the same issues. While the Pirates made 2 of 4 from three and were perfect from the charity stripe, they managed to shoot lapsing toward the end of the half to let the Gators back in the game. Florida came out with a renewed focus in the second half due in large part to smarter play by Bartley. Instead of three turnovers, the team had three possessions. George took over in the second half, racking up eight points and eight rebounds to cap a stretch in which she has scored double digits in three UF career. After providing a defensive boost performance, center Azania Stewart chimed in after the break with eight points after she was held scoreless in the opening 20 minutes of play. [Its] just good timing and good defense and just staying disciplined, Stewart said. Floridas offense picked up, with the exception of a woeful three-point shooting performance. While it was Bonds and Brittany Shine took the load in the second half, combining to go 1 for 7 as part of a 6.7 team shooting percentage from long-range. We know that were a good shooting team, but we also know that thats not why were going to win ball games, Butler said. We know were capable. We also know were capable of missing a lot of shots. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 13 Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff Georges double-double leads Florida past Hampton

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG alligatorSports.org Check our website during the weekend for updates on all your Gators sports, including mens and womens basketball, volleyball and football. Take a break from the turkey. Its worth it. Were Some Tweetin FoolsFollow our football writers on Twitter for live updates and analysis from Saturdays game against Florida State: @ GregLuca, @Tyler__Jett, @WattMatts and @Tomas_Verde. Quarterback John Brantley said he does not have any regrets as his senior season comes to a close. See story, back page. TEAM IS SECOND IN NATION IN THREES. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff WriterThrough four games this season, it has been easy to guess where the Gators are most in the nation, trailing But while long-range W Nothing quite rings in the beginbragging rights are on the line all Virginia Tech (-5) will feast on Virginia because Picks Column SITE: The Swamp (cap. 88,548) KICKOFF: 7 p.m., Saturday TV/RADIO: ESPN2 / 850 AM SEE PICKSS, pP AGE 15 David Carr / AAlligatorFlorida point guard Erving Walker struggled with his shot against Wright SEE HOOPSS, pP AGE 16VOLLEEYBAALL MEGAN WALSHAlligator Writer One last win against Florida wraps up season against South CarolinaSEE VOLLEEYBAALL, pP AGE 16Pole Gators still seeking balance on offense Billy DonovanUF coach

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 15 TOM GREENVirginia (+5) will eat all the leftovers this weekend because... This aint your ancestors Cavaliers, and they dont care about history or respect. Virginia, historically, is a bad football team. But just like deep-frying that holiday bird, tradition has gone right out the damn window. After losing 17 games the last two years, who could have predicted such a quick turnaround for the 8-3 Wahoos? Even Athletic Director Craig Littlepage admitted he couldnt have envisioned Saturdays matchup being a play-in game for the ACC Championship. But it is. And the Cavaliers are going to carve up some Hokie and pile on the gravy. Wah-hoo-wah! MATT WATTSNow, on to the picks! Mark Its funny because youre fat Long, who couldnt resist reaching for the low-hanging fruit when Charlie Weis said Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday. Hey Mark, did you drive in the fast lane when you covered NASCAR last weekend because it looks like your hair didnt keep up! Holding strong in second with a 52-42 record is alligatorSports writer Greg I got scooped on my own thoughts Luca, who cemented his moniker of worst reporter in Alligator history during the weekend when a colleague was able to disseminate Gregs thoughts to the masses before Greg could even formulate them. Nipping at Gregs heels with a 51-43 record is alligaalready Watts, who cant handle watching the Jaguars anymore. Trying to make sense of Jack Del Rios coaching decisions this season, Matt has aged about three years, moving him right into middle age. Tyler I made out with a girl, I think Jett, whose escapades at a Neon Liger event in Gainesville ended with some ambiguous promiscuity. Jett says he came with, and left with, a person of the opposite sex, but when it comes to getting a heaping helping of dude tongue, hes not so sure. hand? DiRocco, who asked an athlete Tuesday if he ever needed assistance going to the bathroom while he was battling an injury earlier in his career. Always the Good Samaritan, Mike was willing to lend a helping hand if no one else did. coms Cody Im really happy for the rest of you, but Taylor Swift is the best female country singer with a face that looks like that of an anteater OF ALL TIME Jones, who gave a standing ovation from his living room while watching Swift at the American Music Awards. Shes the cheer captain, Cody, and youre on the bleachers. In seventh with a 44-50 record is InsideTheGators. coms Kyle Mushrooms are out of this world Maistri, who spent his Friday night trying to convince the rest of us that mushrooms are organisms brought to earth by aliens thousands of years ago. We think you may be watching too much Ancient Aliens, Kyle. And in dead-ass last with a piss-poor 40-54 record is alligatorSports editor Tom Whered you get your jokes, the joke store? Green, whose side-splitting humor has had us all rolling lately. Sike. (See what we did there?) Tom, your references to Jay-Zs rhymes and other rap lyr ics have got to stop, for everyones sake. PICKS, from page 14 ML GL MW TJ Florida State at Florida (+2) FSU FSU UF FSU Arkansas (+13) at LSU LSU LSU ARK ARK Georgia at Georgia Tech (+6) UGA UGA GT UGA Alabama at Auburn (+21) BAMA BAMA AU BAMA Penn State (+15) at Wisconsin WIS PSU PSU PSU Virginia Tech at Virginia (+5) VT VT UVA VT Clemson (+4.5) at South Carolina CLEM SCAR CLEM CLEM Notre Dame (+6.5) at Stanford STAN STAN ND STAN MD CJ KM TG Florida State at Florida (+2) FSU FSU FSU FSU Arkansas (+13) at LSU LSU ARK LSU ARK Georgia at Georgia Tech (+6) GT GT UGA UGA Alabama at Auburn (+21) BAMA AU AU BAMA Penn State (+15) at Wisconsin WIS WIS WIS WIS Virginia Tech at Virginia (+5) VT VT UVA VT Clemson (+4.5) at South Carolina CLEM CLEM CLEM CLEM Notre Dame (+6.5) at Stanford STAN STAN STAN STAN

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Those are areas that we He told were goContact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. who preShe always has a great atti16ALLIGATOR Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffSince sophomore middle blocker Chloe Mann (10) joined the Florida starting rotation, the team has won six straight matches. Mann, Pole making most of opportunity VOllLLEYbalBALL,from page 14 HOOOOPS, from page 14Beals aggressiveness leads to career highDonovan UF Volleyball

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3, KICKOFF, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 UF HOSTS FSU ON SENIOR DAY. GREG LUCAAlligator Staff WriterWhen John Brantley and Deonte ThompContact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org.TELLING YOU WATTS UPT Florida, our Alma Mater ... Thy glorious name we praise All thy loyal sons and daughters A joyous song shall raise Neath the Orange and Blue victorious our love shall never fail Theres no other name so glorious All hail, Florida, hail. Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator.org.Lacking leaders, Gators need to grow up to get out of hole Matt WW attstwitter: @wattmatts Brantley