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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 69 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Local charities collect donations for holidaysSome have leftovers from Thanksgiving, pg 3. Five Florida cities ranked unluckiest and most unhappyTampa, Miami and St. Petersburg made the list, pg 8. Hillel can send 40 more on BirthrightSome students who were previously put on a waiting list can go on the 10-day trip to Israel this winter, pg. 4. 63 /38 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Alex Catalano / Alligator Riding Solo Animal Sciences freshman Lainie Valasquez unicycles up Stadium Road for enjoyment and in preparation for the event Juggle07, hosted by Objects In Motion. MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writer Something is missing from Studio 216. Theres a silence that hovers over the nearly empty architecture studio. A certain unreserved laugh isnt there. Neon closest to the studios window. the silence it reminds them Jade Guzzo isnt there. The 20-year-old architecture junior died Sunday night when her SUV release. The 1995 Isuzu Rodeo she was driving drifted off the road while she was traveling through Osceola County around 9 p.m. She turned the wheel but overcorShe was pronounced dead at the scene. She and a passenger, who is recovering from her injuries, were both wearing their seatbelts. Alcohol was not involved. They went into the hallway, sat down and cried together, said Jessica Elliott, a 20-year-old architecture junior. Theres a special bond that forms among architecture students, Elliott said. Once you spend more time in a studio than you spend at home, your classmates become more than acquaintances. It becomes a second home to most Architecture students mourn death of peer MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Staff Writer Tuesday morning and searching for the man responsible. of the man Tuesday evening. A as she was running from the man build and is between 5 feet 10 inchin his late 20s to early 30s and had a beard when the woman saw him Tuesday morning, according to a wearing jean shorts, a red shirt and a baseball cap. At about 2:13 a.m. Tuesday, the the female student who had been the womans car after they began to drive away from the area near Afterward, the woman drove the student to the emergency room The student told police she had accepted a ride from the man chaster she left 101 Cantina in midtown, according to the news release. She said he sexually battered her inside the car someplace between area and searched for the man, but Anyone with information about the mans identity or the case can anonymous, those with information can call Crime Stoppers at 352University police are still searching for rape suspect PACKAGING ITEMS WILL BE REPLACED WITH PAPER-BASED PRODUCTS. JAVIER PEA Alligator Contributing Writer In an effort to eliminate waste, Gator Dining locations on campus will no longer be using foam products. ucts, which include cups and to-go containers, have been replaced with paper-based products that are compostable or tainability manager for Gator Dining Services, wrote in an email. By eliminating the number of foam containers on campus, we are helping to promote suser to help our environment, she said. the cost of removing foam products from campus. With more than 40 dining locations at the university no longer using foam, 24,000 pounds of foam products will be saved, according to a Monday Gator Dining news release. 1.2 million pieces of foam products in 2010, and these products and can hurt the environment. We are helping to support Dining halls nix foam products SEE OBITUARY, PAGE 5 SEE FOAM, PAGE 5 Shes always rambunctious.Caleb GenerosoUF architecture juniorTwo more Gators left the program Tuesday, bringing the total number to 11 since Will Muschamp was hired. See story, page 13.


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 69 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011 TODAYFORECASTSUNNY 63/38 SUNNY 69/43 SUNNY 72/44 PARTLY CLOUDY 74/52 PARTLY CLOUDY 78/55 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WHATS HAPPENINGHearts for the Holidays Card Making Today to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reitz Colonnade and Turlington Plaza Friends for Life presents the annual Hearts for the Holidays event and encour ages UF students, faculty and staff to make holiday cards for pediatric cancer patients who will spend the holidays in the hospital. IMPACT Autism General Meeting Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. HPNP Building, Room G301 Join the group for the final general meeting of the year. It is not too late to join. Come and see how to get involved next semester. Visit the Facebook group IMPACT Autism @ UF for more information. missions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.CLARIFI C ATIONAn article in Tuesdays Alligator stated that Armando Grundy served in Operation Enduring Freedom. He served during the time of Operation Enduring Freedom on a U.S. base. Keep a Child Alive Meeting Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Weil Hall, Room 279 Come learn about how KCA makes a difference for AIDS victims through fundraisers and spreading awareness. This is a great opportunity to get involved. New members are always welcome. Also like the Keep a Child Alive at UF group on Facebook. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jflechas@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your sub-


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMIAMI More than a decade after tabloid photo editor Robert the 2001 anthrax attacks, the U.S. government has agreed to pay his widow and family $2.5 million to settle their lawsuit, according to documents released Tuesday. Stevens, 63, died on Oct. 5, 2001, when a letter containing deadly anthrax spores was opened in Boca Raton at the then-headquarters on of American Media Inc., publisher of the National Enquirer, Sun and Globe tabloids. Eventually four other people would die and 17 others would be sickened in similar letter attacks, which the FBI blames on a lone government scientist who committed suicide. Stevens widow, Maureen Stevens, sued the government in 2003, claiming its negligence caused her husbands death by failing to adequately safeguard anthrax at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md. The FBI probe concluded that Fort Detrick was the source of the spores used in the attacks in New York, Washington and Florida. The government failed to carry out its duty of care, the highest degree of care in making sure the deadly microbes were kept tightly under lock and key, according to the suit. Government attorneys said that the intent of the deal was avoiding the expenses and risks of further litigation. Alex Catalano / AlligatorPut your back into itUF broke ground today to unveil the new Data Center at the Eastside Campus, located at 2124 NE Waldo Road. UF President Bernie Machen emphasized it was the university in cooperation with the mayor and the city that brought this project to life from where it started almost six years ago. EMILY MORROWAlligator WriterGainesvilles St. Francis House still has Thanksgiving leftovers. Kent Vann, executive director of the soup kitchen and shelter, said last Thursdays dinner was a success. About 200 volunteers served about 300 meals Thursday, he said, and the shelter had six turkeys leftover. They will be frozen for Christmas. The St. Francis House was one of several charities and food banks in the city that collected money and food donations to give the hungry a Thanksgiving dinner. The Gainesville Catholic Charities food pantry also collected food and money. The food bank saw results similar to those of the St. Francis House, serving about 325 families throughout the week, said Cathyann Solomon, Catholic Charities associate director. Solomon said the food bank served just about all the food it had and didnt have to turn anyone away. But the outlook was dim for Gainesvilles Bread of the Mighty Food Bank. Director Anne Voyles said the food bank didnt get nearly as many food or monetary donations as in years past, something she said she attributes to the economy. People who were helping us last year are now the ones asking for food, she said. Voyles said she usually sees more food donations around Thanksgiving than any other time of year, but she hopes things will pick up in time for Christmas. Anyone interested in making holiday donations to Bread of the Mighty can drop off food donations at 325 NW 10th Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Donations for the St. Francis House should go to 413 S Main St., and monetary donations should be mailed to P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville, FL 32604. The Catholic Charities food bank is doing an adopt-a-family charity for Christmas. To participate, call 352-372-0294.Local charities collect donations for holidays People who were helping us last year are now the ones asking for food.Anne Voylesdirector of Gainesvilles Bread of the Mighty Food BankStevens NA TIONALUS to pay $2.5M in mans anthrax death


MINA RADMANAlligator WriterMichelle Amit wanted to meet new people while on a trip to Israel. She applied for the Birthright trip in October, certain she would be accepted, but she was wait-listed. Disappointed, the 20-year-old microbiology sophomore began to make other plans for Winter Break. However, Amit now has another chance to go to Israel this winter. UF Hillel has been offered an extra bus and can send 40 more students to Israel through the tour operator Israel Experts, said Joshua Kahn, the Jewish agency program director at Hillel. Birthright is a 10-day trip that allows people of Jewish heritage to connect with their roots by visiting Israel. Israel funds 15 percent of the costs, and various organizations and private donors fund the rest. Sending one person to Israel costs about $3,000. The program is free except for a $250 security deposit, which is returned at the end of the trip. The trip includes a round-trip ticket, two meals a day and a bus seat while traveling in Israel. About 50 percent of applicants are usually wait-listed for winter trips, Kahn said. With the new winter trip, UF students who previously registered, regardless of what trip operator used, can apply. Twenty of the 40 new spots had alStudents interested in attending the trip, which is from Dec. 29 to Jan. 8, should email Kahn at Josh@ufhillel.org. Wednesday. UF Hillel has already accepted 40 stu27 to Jan. 7. While Amit has emailed Kahn, shes not sure if she or her friend will be able to go on the new trip. We both kind of accepted the fact that chances were pretty slim to get on a were wait-listed, Amit said. As cool as it would be to travel this winter, theres always next year, worst case scenario. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011Courtesy to AlligatorUF students on a Hillel Birthright trip meet the Israeli soldier who will accompany them during their trip. STUDENT LIFEBirthright trip to Israel offers more seats to students THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMIAMI Two decades ago, the now-ousted director of the Florida A&M band warned in a letter about the dangers of hazing among the famed Marching 100 ensemble, saying it would ty and the band should someone become killed or hurt. In the following years, however, hazing seemed to become a bigger if not more public problem. Police investigated several serious cases, and students were arrested. Anti-hazing workshops were held. Dozens of band members were suspended. marching band community were keenly aware of the persistent hazing, yet it continued and is believed to have played a role in the death this month of a 26-year-old drum major Robert Champion. Champions death started a blame game of sorts, with the historically black college in Tallalian White, accusing him of misconduct and/or incompetence. In turn, White released more than 150 pages of documents showing that he warned the university for years about what was going on. The chair of the Board of Governors, which oversees Floridas public universities, wrote a letter to FAMU trustees Tuesday saying it would investigate whether the university administration took appropriate action to address Whites concerns. A former band member told The Associated Press on Tuesday that White looked for ways to eradicate a culture of hazing that existed in many instrument sections of the band. White invited band members to anonymously report hazing and even had police come along on some away games, former drum major Timothy Barber said. In 2001, when trumpeter Mar cus Parker was paddled so severely that he ended up hospitalized with kidney damage, White had police escort the trumpet seced to show he would not tolerate hazing, Barber said. About a dozen people pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and received probation in that case, though its not clear what actions, if any, the university took to punish them. After the arrests, White approached Barber for help in getting rid of hazing. One area he focused on: a white wall in the bands pracnicknames for the instrument sections were prominently displayed. Becoming a member of these groups the clarinets were known as The Clones and the tubas were the White Whales meant becoming part of a tradition and a band that has played Super Bowls, the Grammys and presidential inaugurations. But some sections had their own violent initiation rituals. White bought buckets of white paint and asked Barber to cover up the section nicknames on the wall. to eradicate these subsections of the band, Barber said White told him. Cover the names so they see this is not something supported by the band staff. While White documented his efforts to stop the hazing, its possible he couldve done more on the front lines, according to Richard Sigal, a retired sociology professor at County College of Morris in Randolph, N.J., who has studied hazing. Maybe he just had a problem that was beyond his ability to control it, Sigal said. But in general, If the person at the top issued a zero tolerance policy for hazing and oversaw what the people under him were doing, then there was no hazing. The details of Champions death are unclear. Authorities, the school and an attorney for his family said hazing played a role, but no one has been willing to shed any more light on what actually happened Nov. 19 after the football team played its rival Bethune-Cookman. Police have said only that Champion started vomiting and complained he couldnt breathe before he collapsed on a band bus outside their hotel in Orlando. The university has announced an independent review, and Gov. Rick Scott has asked state investigators to join the sheriffs department in their investigation. interview requests for this story, but President James Ammons, who earned his bachelors and masters degree from FAMU, issued a statement late Tuesday. The university has a zero tolerance policy toward hazing. Period. But it is becoming increasingly clear that hazing continues to exist at FAMU and across the country at other universities, colleges and other elements because hazing survives and thrives in a culture of secrecy and a conspiracy of silence. I am committed to illuminating this dark corner of Florida A&M University and the American culture ... illuminating it and eradicating it.FAMU hazing persisted despite student suspensions, arrests We both kind of accepted the fact that chances were pretty slim listed.Michelle Amitmicrobiology sophomoreChampion Death of drum major still under investigation


Its like losing a member of the family. Her desk has been left the way it was when Guzzo left for the Thanksgiving break. The only change is two roses, a yellow one and a white one with red edges, that now sit in her cup of pens. Pull open a drawer, and youll see a bag of paints and a disheveled ball of green and pink rubber bands. Pieces of cut cardboard and a sketch on tracing paper are scattered on the desktop. There was a method to the mess, said her friend Caleb Generoso. He said she was the type of per son to run with an idea as soon as she thought of it. Shes always rambunctious, said Generoso, a 20-year-old ar chitecture junior. She just kind of goes with it. I think her work says that too. She draws them so quick because its whatever shes thinking right then. Her friends put up a memorial with 48 pieces of her work on building, down the hall from her studio. class project, are aerial shots of a research complex. While some students favor perfectly straight edges and meticulous detail, Guzterconnecting lines of yellow and purple. Shes the only person brave enough to use pastels in an architecture drawing, Generoso said. Elliott said Guzzos personality was as vibrant as her work. Shes always the brightest and the loudest, but she was always so big with everything, she said. She was amazing. Margarita Martins, a 22-yearold architecture senior, said Guzzo was always upbeat. She was one of those people that, no matter how hard of a day she had, she would always be smiling, Martins said. her death, he said, he knew traditional mourning colors wouldnt be enough to honor a woman who embodied glitter and neon. I just looked for the most colclad in a yellow undershirt and a yellow-and-white button-up shirt. I felt it wouldnt be appropriate to wear black or gray today because thats what she left behind, but what she brought in was color. In her spare time, which her friend Jesse Mantohac said is hard to come by as an architecture student, Guzzo ran half-marathons. She would sometimes rush to class in her running clothes. She had dreams of designing an art gallery to house the art she painted in her free time, Mantohac said. Generoso said the studio will be too quiet without her laugh one that was always full of life. He said it could be heard at least two doors down, and it became part of the daily studio sounds for every student. Everything can be said about her personality if you just hear her laugh, he said. To continue on be at her desk, its really unreal. planned for 9:30 a.m. Saturday at ALLIGATOR, 5Courtesy to AlligatorJade Guzzo, a 20-year-old architecture junior, died Sunday night Its like losing a member of the family OBITU ARY, from page 1PHILANTHR OPY MARY ANNE EADESAlligator Contributing Writer 500 boxes of food for needy families. sands of children are provided Price Lunch school meal program. When those children are struggle to buy the extra food needed, said Kelley Kostamo, coordinator of the food drive. Many more kids need the food over the holidays than we can provide food for, she said. We really cant help as many kids as wed like to. The Center for Leadership and Service is helping promote the food drive on campus. The center does not know the response the contact for the food drive. This drive is a great opportunity for students to get involved in the needs of their community and not just on campus, she said. The food will be collected, assembled into balanced food boxes and distributed to most of the schools in the district. We need kid-friendly, nonperishable food, Kostamo said. This year, we also want to provide food for holiday meals such Macaroni and cheese, canned food, and peanut butter and jelly are commonly donated foods. We always have lots of macaroni and cheese, so the money donated will be used to buy the items missing from the boxes, such as fruit, Kostamo said. The boxes will be assembled by volunteer school children, many of them Key Club members, and teachers. tions, and the boxes will be distributed on the last day of school, I know sometimes, as college students, youre hungry too, Kostamo said, but when you leave to go home for break, consider giving the extra food you have, and that you can live without, to the food drive. Students can bring donations to the Center for Leadership and MINA RADMANAlligator Writerperatures are no reason to bundle up. wildlife ecology and conservation senior, walked around campus Tuesday in jeans and a polo T-shirt. outside didnt bother him much. Im from Chicago, Panikar said. This isnt that cold. Temperatures will dip into the 30s and not exceed the midWeather Service in Jacksonville. Wednesday night will be the coldest with a low of 33 degrees, and there may be frost on cars and along the grass Thursday morning, she said. The temperatures are about this time of year. Panikar said he thinks people who complain about the temperatures or bundle up in heavy winter clothing are ridiculous. a parka and still feel cold, dont talk to me, he said. public relations sophomore and jacket and jeans Tuesday. The cold, she said. Im so happy we get the cold weather means scarves, bubble jackets and trench coats. anthropology junior from Tampa, prefers layering shirts with sweaters and wearing her handmade crocheted gloves when its cold outside. I absolutely hate the cold, Coonts said. Ive always hated guess.Temperatures will dip into 30s this weekUF aims to be zero waste within four years 20, said he eats on campus two said he noticed both companies using plastic and paper cups. using disposable containers at the residential dining halls. It does seem a little more convenient for the average student to use their container and throw it away right after they use it, he said. lon, 20, said she hasnt noticed anything different about the cups or containers used around campus but said removing foam products green. Why would you choose to use Styrofoam when you can use something else that will work just This drive is a great opportunity for students to get involved in the needs of their community and not just on campus.UF contact for food drive We are helping to support UFs goal of being zero waste by 2015.sustainability manager for Gator Dining Services FOAM, from page 1


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR104 TOTAL VOTES23% YES 77% NOTuesdays question: Do you feel the 15 percent tuition hikes are necessary? Todays question: Are you already listening to the Christmas music on the radio? Wrestling with Rights Everyone deserves right to fair trial On Tuesday, Republican Sens. John McCain, Ariz., and Rand Paul, Ky., went head to head about an amendment to a proposed defense authorization bill. The amendment in question would potentially deny a civilian trial to American citizens who have been suspected of terrorism. According to The Hill, McCain argued that any individual, no matter who they are, if they pose a threat to the security of the United States of America, should not be allowed to continue that threat. But how does denying a citizen of the U.S. the constitutional right to a civilian trial help to ensure that a threat does not continue? In fact, the U.S. Constitution guarantees that anyone, citizen or not, has the right to a civilian trial. This was correctly interpreted by the Supreme Court in Boumediene v. Bush in 2008, ruling that the writ of habeas corpus applies to Guantanamo Bay detainees. From a philosophical standpoint, it would be unjust to deny rights to non-U.S. citizens. The Bill of Rights is based on the idea of natural rights, which apply to every human based upon their nature. To deny noncitizens the rights in the Bill of Rights would be to deny the existence of natural rights altogether. Instead, rights would not come from mans nature but from the government where that person lived. This would make rights arbitrary and subject to the whim of the politicians in power. But this amendment would not only deny civilian trials to noncitizens suspected of terrorism but U.S. citizens as well. This is intolerable. Sen. Paul countered McCains argument, proclaiming, Should we err today and remove some of the most important then, the terrorists have won. Hyperbole aside, Paul is absolutely correct. If politicians like John McCain believe that terrorists are attacking us because they destroy our freedom altogether. Of course, that is not why the terrorists are attacking us, but McCain should remove his hawkish lens and think of the longterm consequences of this amendment. One of the other foundational parts of our justice system is the idea that all suspects are innocent until proven guilty. For McCain, this does not apply to terrorist suspects. If someone is suspected of plotting a terrorist act, he or she can still be detained just like anyone else. But under the Constitution, law enforcement should still have to show just cause to detain someone, and that person must be afforded all of the protections (such as Miranda rights and a right to a trial) that any suspect would receive. things. Hes right, and the facts are against him. For societys sake, embrace your inner skeptic While I have tried religion in the past, something has always led me away from faith and toward reason. I found the burden of proof is not on the atheists to prove that God does not exist; it is on the theists to prove the existence of a deity. I just have not been presented with any convincing evidence. I guess you could say I am skeptical about a lot of things, dia. This is not to say that everyone is involved in some big conspiracy with black helicopters. I just take things with a grain of salt. If you have not guessed by the editorials this semester, I am a libertarian, and I believe this comes from my skepticism. A while back, when the media reported that cellphones might cause cancer, I thought that this was probably overblown and needed more research before a conclusion could be made. It was the government that moved quickly to protect the people. In 2010, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors required cellphone makers to post notices warning about the levels of radiation in their phones. This year, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found no link between cellphones and brain tumors, even in children who have been I have learned while studying history, politics, economics and religion that everything must be approached with a level of skepticism. One must question all claims made by I am not saying that the truth can never be obtained or reached. Objective truth exists and can be acquired through the use of our ability to reason. This means that we cannot rely upon emotions or whim. We also should not rely upon public opinion. When I hear, for instance, that a majority of Americans support waterboarding, I do not immediately accept that this policy is correct for the sake of democracy. Democracy constitutes the surrender of the rights of the minority to the whims of the majority; that should not be the standard by which we determine right and wrong. When the government came to us in 2003 and said that we had to go to war in Iraq to spread democracy, the American people blindly followed without asking whether this was the right policy to pursue. In March 2003, 72 percent of people polled by the Pew Research Center said the use of military force in Iraq was the right decision. And now, after a decade of needless war and destruction, can we say that we are any more safe or that the Middle East has more freedom? When we are told that capitalism is an evil system of exploitation, I just do not see the evidence. I believe that true capitalism (not the corporatism and government favoritism that we have seen over the past few decades) has brought more prosperity and has increased the standard of living more than any government program ever could. The state is truly the destructive entity. How much destruction occurs when the government by printing more money) the private sector and then claims that it has created jobs when it starts a new shovel-ready program? The money taken out of the private sector could have gone to more productive pursuits, creating more wealth and more jobs. Government has a monopoly on force, and we must demand that politicians prove their case to us before they start stripping away more liberty. When it comes to these important issues, skepticism is critical for a free society. Justin Hayes is a political communication graduate student at UF and the opinions editor for the Alligator. Justin Hayesjhayes@alligator.org


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 CAREER TIPS DANIEL AXELRODAlligator Contributing WriterSt. Petersburg Times editor Mike Brassfield has a mental manuscript about the dos and donts of freelancing from the writers who have approached him. Brassfield, a regional editor in Clear water, once sent a freelancer to a Unitarian church to cover a panel discussion about respecting people regardless of their sexual orientation. Later, Brassfield asked how everything went. It went OK, she told him. But they had to take the microphone out of my hand. Brassfield was shocked. The writer had inserted herself into the story. Later, I found out that when [the event organizers] were passing the microphone for questions, she practically took over the event, saying Im from the St. Petersburg Times, he said. She started monopolizing the discussion and interviewing the panel and the crowd. In the soft economy, editors say they can be choosier about picking freelancers from a vast pool of unemployed reporters and aspiring writers, so knowing the rules of freelancing is more important than ever. I dont have time for coaching or sur prises, Brassfield said. And I dont have a lot of time to try to train somebody. Across the globe, freelancers are in demand in a number of industries. Nearly half of the 12,000 companies polled in a recent, worldwide business confidence survey said they plan to hire freelance employees, according to Regus PLC, a Luxemburg-based company that outsources workplace office services.Staff amputationFew industries have come to rely on freelancers more than newspapers, which cut nearly one in three newsroom employees between 2000 and 2010, according to industry analyst Rick Edmonds. Im in dire need of copy from freelancers, said Sherri Day, the St. Petersburg Times Brandon bureau chief. My staff isnt just responsible for regional cover age. I also need regular copy. Of course, freelancers have always worked at newspapers. Media scholars have documented how papers cut cover age to boost profits during four decades of corporate consolidation. Freelancers filled the gaps. But after 15 years of failing to monetize online journalism, a societal shift in how companies advertise, a recession and declining readership, newspapers have gone from self-mutilation to staff amputation. Even conservative, widely cited newspaper figures from the American Society of News Editors estimate a loss of 13,500 newsroom employees between 2007 and 2010. Ironically, editors said, former full-time reporters are sometimes less equipped to freelance. Theyre discouraged by paltry newspaper freelancer fees from less than $50 per article to a few hundred dollars sensitive to rejection and unsure how to pitch. Tampa Tribune features editor Kim Franke-Folstad receives amateur pitches from professionals who turn emails into virtual vitae. Pitch me a story, dont pitch me your self, Franke-Folstad said. I dont need to know how you wrote 300 stories for People magazine. I need to know what you want to write for me. Former reporters arent the only ones who need pitching lessons. Every individual fancies him or herself a writer, especially the well educated. Franke-Folstad recently fielded a call from a man who only identified himself as an academic. He wanted $1,000 for his story. And, as is common with amateurs, he wouldnt reveal his story idea for fear the newspaper would steal it. He also kept calling his story an editorial.The EqualizerRegardless of a freelancers credentials, strong story ideas are the great equalizer, said Dennis Moore, deputy managing editor of USA Today and head of the papers Life section. But they must be timely and targeted to the correct editor. And freelancers must know the publication, its audience, coverage area, production schedule and which stories are only handled by staff, he added. Its surprising to me the number of people who will suggest stories who clearly have never read USA Today, Moore said. A number of people also approach us suggesting an article for our Sunday edition. USA Today has published for almost 30 years and has never published on Sunday. Moore still chuckles about the woman who wanted to profile a cruise ship singer. She called and spoke eloquently for 15 minutes about the beauty and power of his voice. Clearly, this person was a good singer, Moore said. But this was not the kind of story we would write. Moore wont speak twice with the freelancers who argue about story ideas. I guess I admire their confidence in themselves and in the subject, but not enough for them to cover the story, he added. To freelance for large newspapers and magazines, writers must build a network of editor contacts and clips and gain experience at small operations, said Julia Dahl, an associate editor at cbsnews.com. For cold pitches, Dahls maxim is three emails equals a relationship. Even unsuccessful pitches can help build fruitful relationships. Whether using the phone or email, freelancers should be polite, patient and persistent without being overbearing. For example, writers should wait a few days, not a few minutes, before calling after an email pitch. Editors need some way to see that youre not a loon, Brassfield said. When editors reject pitches, freelancers should ask questions such as: Can I call you with another story idea? What types of stories are you seeking? And: How about this other story idea? For Moore, multimedia skills are a big plus, but not every editor wants them. To keep jobs, freelancers must not be difficult. They must know AP style, meet length and story expectations and hit deadlines. They should think like staffers by suggesting photos and writing well-sourced stories. And their copy cant be sacred or sloppy. A good storyteller is probably worth cleaning up, Franke-Folstad said. But youre probably not a good storyteller. Even professionals arent as good as they think they are. Most of all, editors said, writers must improve pitches without taking rejection personally, realize freelancing is not lucrative and know it rarely leads to full-time jobs. You really have to love journalism to freelance, said Dahl, who spent a decade freelancing for major print publications. The best thing a freelancer can do is mar ry a lawyer or someone who can provide you with a steady income. How to pitch a story idea and get published by a newspaper


CLARE LENNONAlligator WriterIn the annual State of the Campus address held Tuesday night, Student Body President Anthony Reynolds focused on the proposed expansion and renovation of the J. Wayne Reitz Union. The event was mandatory for dozens of student group leaders, and 182 people signed in at the assembly. Reynolds said he threw his full support behind the Make It Reitz effort to renovate and add to the Reitz Union, which was built in 1967. Members of the UF Board of Trustees will determine whether to approve the plan at the Boards Thursday meeting. I want you to remember one number: 87. Eighty-seven cents per credit hour, Reynolds said. He said thats how much money would be taken per credit hour for the Reitz Union construction from each students Activity and Service fee. Student Senator and chairman of the Reitz Union Board of Managers Sean Fahy said about 5,000 students had signed the initiative as of Tuesday. Reynolds said during his address that the semester had taken some unexpected turns with the resignation of former Student Body President Ben Meyers and the impeachment trial of Supervisor of Elections Toni Megna. However, Reynolds said he wouldnt focus on those. caught up in the most recent scandal and the latest controversy, he said. He applauded Megna and former Senate President Micah Lewis for initiating what Reynolds called the schools revolutionary new voting system. The weekly Student Senate meeting followed after the address. Senators Katie Waldman and Matt Mountjoy, who are chairing the temporary committee to revise the elections codes, said they are dividing sections of the codes for the committee members to review. The committee will meet Sunday to compile and review the suggested changes. Mountjoy said the meeting will begin at noon in room 355 of the Reitz Union and last however long it takes. 8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011Alex Catalano / Alligator Student Body President Anthony Reynolds focused on the proposed Reitz Union expansion and renovation in the annual State of the Campus address. STUDENT GOVERNMENTReynolds backs Reitz renovation in address THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMIAMI Even with more children living in poverty because of the rough economy, the number of children without health insurance in the U.S. has dropped by 1 million in the past three years, according to a report released Tuesday by Georgetown University. Many states have expanded eligichildrens Medicaid program. This has helped shrink the number of uninsured children from 6.9 million in 2008 to 5.9 million in 2010. Experts say the Affordable Care Act, the federal health care overhaul that requires states to maintain income eligibility levels and discourages other barriers to coverage, has played a key role in the improvement. decrease in the rate of uninsured children. Florida made the most progress, dropping from 667,758 to 506,934 dur ing that time period, although the state still has one of the highest rates of uninsured children in the nation. Minnesota, Kansas and Wisconsin saw an increase in the number of uninsured children. Nevada has the highest rate of uninsured children while Massachusetts has the lowest, according to the report. the Georgetown University Health Policy Institutes Center for Children and Families, are based on an analysis of new health insurance data from the Census Bureau. The news comes as the number of uninsured adults has risen in the past few years. High unemployment rates and the increasing cost of private insurance are driving more families to the federalstate Medicaid and Childrens Health Insurance Programs (CHIP). Both programs provide health insurance for children, but come from different funding in how they run their programs. President Barack Obama signed an extension of CHIP and provided $87 billion to help states pay for Medicaid in the 2009 economic stimulus. The Affordable Care Act should also help these gains, said Joan Alker, coexecutive director of the Georgetown University research center. We will move to a culture of cover age, she said. The presumption is everyone has insurance. Families will feel theres an option out there for them. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments challenging the constitutionality of the health care overhaul next year. Florida led the nation in reducing the number of uninsured children in part because the states Medicaid rolls swelled as the economy soured. But legislation passed in 2009 has also simplifor those who dont pay premiums.Study: Fewer children in US uninsured ORIANA PAOLILLOAlligator Contributing WriterSome people say you make your own luck, but Florida isnt doing that, according to recent rankings in a national magazine. ida cities among the most unhappy and unluckiest places in the U.S. Tampa, Miami and St. Petersburg were among the top 10 saddest and unluckiest places to live in the country. Jacksonville and Orlando also made the lists, but neither were in the top 10. The magazine based the happiness rankings on suicide and unemployment rates. It based luck on the number of lottery winners, the amount of money lost in gambling and bets, the number of lightning strikes and the number of deaths from falling objects. Sarah Fowler, a 21-year-old political science senior, moved to Tampa during high school, the fourth saddest city and second unluckiest. There are lots of families and kids [in Tampa], and if that doesnt seem like a happy environment, I dont know what is, Fowler said. Senior lecturer Steven Noll, a professor in the history department, disagreed with suicide rates being used as a measurement and didnt associate the number of suicides with a particular state. People come looking for opportunity, especially because of the nice weather, he said. Noll was shocked St. Petersburg was listed as Americas saddest city. My son lives there, he said. It is a great place. Fowler said she doesnt understand how people could call the Sunshine State an unhappy place. People come here for a good time, she said.Florida cities make list of unlucky, sad US citiesFlorida led nation in reductionAlker Luckiest U.S. Cities: 1. San Diego 2. Baltimore, Md. 3. Phoenix 4. Wilmington, Del. 5. Richmond, Va. 6. San Francisco 7. Las Vegas 8. Philadelphia 9. Louisville, Ky. 10. Reno, Nev. Least Lucky U.S. Cities: 91. Fargo, N.D. 92. Miami 93. Bridgeport, Conn. 94. St. Petersburg 95. Billings, Mont. 96. Sioux Falls, S.D. 97. Memphis, Tenn. 98. Jackson, Miss. 99. Tampa 100. Charleston, W.Va. I want you to remember one number: 87. Eighty-seven cents per credit hour.Anthony ReynoldsStudent Body president


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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Poll ResultsDo you agree with coach Will Muschamps remarks about the Gators being a soft football team? Bowl Game OpponentDo you want Florida to play Ohio State in a bowl game this season? Vote online at alligatorSports.org.Freshman Brad Beal has helped UFs press defense, which forced 18 turnovers in Mondays win against Stetson. See story, page 14. Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffForward Jennifer George (right) led the Gators with 15 points in Tuesdays win. JOE MORGANAlligator WriterIn the spirit of the holiday season, Belmont was in a giving mood against Florida. The Gators used a full-court press to force 29 Bruins turnovers in a 72-45 win Tuesday night in the OConnell Center. UFs press led to 16 fastbreak points and 44 points off turnovers more than half of its total points. Coach Amanda Butler was pleased with her guards efforts taking Belmonts guards out their comfort zone. One thing we ask them to do in every ball game and on every possession is to set the tone with their defense and their ball pressure, Butler said. Senior guard Lanita Bartley was perhaps the cording 12 points, four steals and three assists. Bartleys performance comes on the heels of a 44-point offensive outburst in last weekends wins against La Salle and Charlotte. Nita takes great pride in turning over ball handlers and getting the ball back, Butler said. Junior forward Jennifer George led UF with 15 points and six rebounds and recorded three steals. Since attempting just one shot in the season opener against Michigan, George has her nine-point effort against Charlotte on Saturday. Its just the mentality of my junior year, George said. I have to step it up every game. Belmont took more shots and recorded more turnovers than it scored points in a nightmarish had 22 giveaways as they went into locker room trailing the Gators 46-19. fensive performance of the season, hitting 19 of 35 attempts. half and nine players ended the night with points on the board. Freshness is something were always trying to achieve, Butler said, so we can maintain that defensive pressure. Bruins pulled within four points of the lead at 14-10 before the Gators called a timeout. Then, Florida buried Belmont, going on an 18-2 run during the next 6:32 to take a 32-12 lead. The last thing I said to the team collectively team how much we respect them by how hard were going to play, Butler said. We talk every day about defense and that being our starting point and that run was really triggered by playing great defense and then getting easy shots going the other way. Every player on UFs active roster had at least 13 minutes of playing time except sophomore forward Kayla Lewis, who missed the game with a stress fracture in her hip. Butler said that the team is taking a waitand-see approach to Lewis injury.Florida forces 29 turnovers in blowout win against Belmont TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer Floridas 27-member 2010 recruiting class dwindled to 18 on Tuesday when two more players announced their intentions to transfer. Safety Josh Shaw and defensive end Lynden Trail plan to leave the Gators, coach Will Muschamp said in a statement Tuesday. Both four-star recruits according to Rivals.com, Shaw, a defensive back from Palmdale, Caif., and Trail, a defensive end from Miami, were part of the Gators No. 2-ranked recruiting class in 2010. But both struggled to crack the depth chart once on campus. Shaw appeared in 11 games at Florida, including 10 this season. He started one game during his career and recorded 22 tackles. He missed the Furman game on Nov. 19 to return home and be with his ailing grandfather. I have enjoyed my time at Florida but I feel like I need to be closer to my family right now, Shaw said in the statement. This is not a football decision, this is a family decision. I need to be with my family. Meanwhile, Trail did not play in two years at Florida. Early this season, Muschamp said Trail needed to play better if he wanted to see game action. I have decided that I would like to pur sue opportunities elsewhere, Trail said in the statement. I want to thank the fans and Gator Nation for their support. Ill always be a Gator at heart. Before the team announced the transfers Tuesday after noon, a post on Trails Twitter account suggested he was leaving the program. GATORNATION I LOVE YALL AND LOVED ALL YALL SUPPORT I LOVED THE COACHES MY TEAMMATES AND THE STUDENTS HERE ONCE A GATOR ALWAYS A GATOR <3, Trail posted. The pair joins tight ends Gerald Christian and Michael McFarland, wide receivers Robert Clark, Chris Dunkley and Adrian Coxson, as well as safeties Jonathan Dowling and Jor dan Haden as 2010 signees who have transferred from Florida since Feb. 2010. Shaw and Trail are also the 10th and 11th players to leave the Gators since Muschamp was named coach last December, joining Christian, Clark, Dunkley, McFarland, running back Mike Blakely, cornerback Janoris Jenkins, wide receiver Javares McRoy and linebackers Chris Martin and Dee Finley,. We wish Lynden and Josh the best of luck in the future and we certainly appreciate their contributions to the football program, Muschamp said in the statement. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org.Shaw, Trail become 10th, 11th to leave UF under Muschamp Lets show (Belmont) how much we respect them by how hard were going to play.Amanda ButlerUF womens basketball coach Trail FOOTBALL91% YES 9% NO87 total votes


UF RECORDED 14 STEALS IN MONDAYS 96-70 WIN. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff WriterIn Billy Donovans milestone game Monday, the Gators made sure they werent the team feeling pressure. Instead, they were the ones dishing it out. Floridas guard-heavy press helped forced 18 turnovers and a season-high 14 steals during a 26-point win against Stetson at the Amway Center in Orlando. All but one starter, freshman Brad Beal, recorded a forced takeaway, leading to 19 points off turnovers. Though Beal didnt have a steal in his 22-point, 10-rebound night, he stayed active defensively with a game-high three blocked shots. Our press is designed just not to get steals, but to just try to make the offense force turnovers, Beal said. So we just pressed early and coach Donovan said, Attack the The Hatters had 12 turnovers in part to the work 6-foot-7 forward Will Yeguete did at the front of the Gators full-court pressure. In his second start for the injured Erik Murphy, Yeguete led both teams with four steals. He also after scoring 10 points and notching a game-high 11 rebounds. Florida cant press as aggressively with the 6-foot-10 Murphy in the lineup, but Yeguetes athleticism and ability to defend guards created a nightmare situation for Stetson in-bounders. We were tall, so it was hard for the offensive player to be able to make passes, and I think we slowed them down a little bit, Beal said. The 14 steals were the most the Gators have had in 39 games dating back to Nov. 18 of last year against North Carolina A&T, when Florida had 16 swipes and Yeguete, again, dominated the control of loose balls with a career-high 15 rebounds and three steals. We were prepared for it; I dont know if we were ready for it, Stetson coach Casey Alexander said. To their credit, they speed you up and create turnovers no matter who theyre playing. While Florida tempered the use of its press late in the second half after center Patric Young and for ward Casey Prather got into foul trouble, Stetsons half court offense was still not able to take advantage of the slower pace. The Hatters made just one three on 17 attempts, with the lone make coming on a deep bank shot by guard Dennis Diaz. I wouldnt say that we eased off, senior guard Erving Walker said. Stetson is a physical team, and they got some good shooters, and their center was really good. They made plays at certain points of the game, so it wasnt us just taking our foot off the brake there. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org. 14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFlorida guard Brad Beal (23) was active on defense despite being the only UF starter to not record a steal against Stetson on Monday. The Gators recorded a season-best 14 steals in the 96-70 win. Press defense paying dividends for 10th-ranked FloridaTHE JETT STREAMWith four seconds left in Floridas loss to FSU on Saturday, Lerentee McCray jogged toward the locker and assuming Charlie Weis couldnt draw up a 14-point play, the game was over. McCrays night was done. But it wasnt. Even with four seconds left in the last game of a lost regular season, Will Muschamp wasnt letting his junior linebacker slip away prematurely. Lerentee! he yelled in that pissed-off, Southern voice that has surely crawled into the heads of Florida players as they try to sleep at night. At least one reporter could hear Muschamp from 30 feet away, but apparently McCray could not. Muschamp yelled even louder, cranking his vocal-chord dial up to 11: Lerentee! Get your ass back here! McCray obliged. The Gators ran one more play and the post-game festivities ensued. Some players and coaches greeted friends from the other sideline. Others just exited quickly, like McCray was trying to do. This past week has been treated like the football apocalypse in Gainesville: Matt Elam ripped the seniors on Twitter, Muschamp ripped everyone in front of a lectern, two players transferred. And through all of this, chemistry has been pegged as the teams central issue. Thats backward logic. Florida isnt 6-6 because it has chemistry issues. Florida has chemistry issues because its 6-6. We often oversimplify the teams we follow, probably because we watch too many sports movies. When a squad succeeds, the players and coaches overcame a devastating obstacle in the second act to forge an unshakable bond. And if they lose, its because everyone on the team hates each other. But real life doesnt work like that. In high school, I came off the bench for terrible teams that I loved being a part of. I also started on playoff teams that I hated. In almost every game, the winning team is simply better, the loser simply worse. Thats an elementary concept, but people star recruits who didnt pan out. That doesnt mean they were After members of the senior class spoke in front of the team player gave a fake speech except Jeff Demps and Deonte Thompson. On Tuesday, one underclassman said Elams opinion does not represent how most of the younger players feel. Every team is going to have their individual trials; were going through that, that player said. But people made more of an effort this year. This year was more of a group than last year. People were all about themselves last year. Now, we pulled together a little bit more. We still have a ways to go, as far as closeness, obviously. rid of the punks, and everything will be smooth. But the real issue is more basic, and to improve it will take time. Time on the recruiting trails, time in the weight room. Sure, you can look at McCray leaving a game early or Muschamp scolding him as a sign that the team just needs a better attitude. But you would be wrong. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org.Chemistry isnt the problem for Gators this season, talent is KELLY PRICEAlligator WriterMark Pantoni has been behind the curtains of the big show that is Florida football since Urban Meyers tenure. Now, Pantoni, UFs Director of Football Administration, will be back behind the scenes of a Meyer-headed staff this time at Ohio State. Amid the mixed feelings fans and players expressed about Meyer accepting the Ohio State job less than a year after he resigned from Florida, Pantonis departure has impacted recruits who know him best. UF oral commit Latroy Pittman said he and Pantoni were very close, and he was really just shocked at his departure from Florida. The four-star wide receiver from Citra North Marion High read the news online at almost the same time that Pantoni told him personally. Actually, he talked to me and told me that he left or whatever and told me the situation and what went down, Pittman said. So were really close. I would say [hes] like a big brother to me. Hopefully he can do at OSU everything he did for Florida. Tyriq McCord, a four-star defensive end from Tampa, posted Monday on Twitter: Hell no!!! Please tell me its not true!!! Despite the lack of public recognition, Pantoni has been a colossal power in recruiting in recent years. He organized many day-to-day aspects of recruiting, including visits, and has been a force behind UFs Friday Night Lights camp. Meyer said in a press conference following the 2008 National Signing Day: Mark Pantoni is now in charge of our recruiting efforts, and he did a great job. Gators four-star tight end oral commit Colin Thompson said he was close with Pantoni and that he appreciated Pantonis efforts to make sure the recruiting process went smoothly. Hes a great guy who I enjoyed being around, Thompson said. He will be missed. close friend to many prospects during their recruiting process, his departure could impact UF. Five-star offensive tackle John Theus from Jacksonville, currently a Georgia oral commit, wished Pantoni the best of luck via Twitter. with. Big loss for UF, he tweeted. But others, like Pittman and Thompson, believe the fallout will be minimal. probably be a surprise to me. I doubt it. Thompson agreed. He wasnt a position coach, so I think it will be OK.Recruits say Pantonis departure not likely to have big impact Tyler Jetttwitter: @tyler_jett UF R ecruiting


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 15 Maegan Dennis / Alligator Staff