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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 70 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF Board of Trustees meets today and FridayFees and employee sick leave payouts will be discussed, pg 4. Obesity screenings now covered by MedicareAbout 26 percent of Alachua County residents are obese, pg 8. No surgery for MurphyStarting forward Erik Murphys injured knee does not require surgery, and he could return against Arizona Wednesday, pg. 21. 69 /44 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 12 CLASSIFIEDS 17 CROSSWORD 19 SPORTS 21Happy last Avenue of the semester! Check out todays issue for DIY budget. See story, page 14. Haley Stracher / Alligator Gator Student Alliance members Robbey Hayes, a 20-year-old anthropology junior, and Marie Dino, a 20-year-old education sophomore, educate UF students passing through Turlington Plaza on Wednesday afternoon about the cuts that the state is making in education and how it will affect future tuition. EMILY MORROW Alligator Writer A former UF nuclear engineering professor was sentenced to six months in prison Tuesday. Samim Anghaie, found guilty of fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in government contracts in February, will go to prison Jan. 9. His wife, Sousan, was ment for her role in the crime. The couple must pay the federal government $390,252 in addition to $100,000 The Anghaies were convicted in February of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and more than 24 counts of wire fraud. The maximum penalty for each count of wire fraud is 20 years in prison. The couple was accused in 2009 of submitting false information to obtain contracts from NASA and the U.S. Air Force. Some of the false information included research taken from UF students without their knowledge. The Anghaies were the targets of a federal investigation that included a search of Samim Anghaies UF The university placed Samim Anghaie on leave in February 2009, and he resigned in November of that year after an additional internal investigation, said UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes. Had he not resigned, he would have been terminated, she said. Former professor sentenced to four years in prison for fraudON CAMPUS SAMANTHA SHAVELL Alligator Contributing Writer The Student Health Care Center has reoriginal 5,000 ordered were administered in early November. The additional shots are a new vaccine 90 percent smaller that injects into the skin instead of the muscle, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. mand, so we looked to other options, said Catherine Seemann, SHCC marketing specialist. SHCC. They will also be administered on the Reitz Union Colonnade from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7. peaks in January and February, but it can start in October and last until May, according to the CDC. shots and administered about 7,000. So far, the SHCC has not seen an inpared to previous years. Flu activity in Florida has also remained consistent, Seemann said. However, the SHCC does see a trend of toms in the winter. Leandra Desinord is trying to avoid exams. If someones sick around me, Im goStudent Health Care Center THE GATOR STUDENT ALLIANCE HELD A TEACH-IN ON TURLINGTON PLAZA. AUBREY PRIMERAlligator Contributing Writer Temperatures in the 50s didnt stand in the way of more than 30 students who gathered on Turlington Plaza to talk about their money. About 10 members of the Gator Student Alliance held a teach-in at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to inform students about tuition hikes, decreases in the Bright Futures Scholarship Program funding and Floridas education cuts. The alliance discussed its mission for about 20 minutes. We have cut education more than any other state in the United States, said Cassia Laham, a 22year-old political science senior and state coordinator for the alliance. Unemployment has doubled since 2008 thats since my freshman year, she said. Speakers used charts to help students understand Floridas education funding and the steady ing. Thats a huge reason Im at a state school because of the cost, said Heather Rosenblatt, an 18-year-old psychology freshman. Standing up against UFs yearly 15 percent tuition increase is important, she said. The alliance is rallying against tuition increases at 1:30 p.m. today on Turlington Plaza. Members will follow the rally with a march to the Board of Trustees meeting in Emerson Alumni Hall to propose their mandates. The group plans to demand the Board of Trustees to vote against yearly tuition increases, said Chrisley Carpio, a 19-yearold history sophomore and head organizer and facilitator for the alliance. Students protest tuition hikes, budget cutsSEE SICK, PAGE 5 We have cut education more than any other state in the United States.Cassia Lahamstate coordinator for the alliance.Anghaie

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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 70 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HHAPPENING11th Annual Latin American Film Festival Argentina: History, Politics and Film Today, 11:15 a.m. Friday, 12:45 p.m. Smathers Library, fourth floor (Latin American Collection) All films are in Spanish with English subtitles. The films are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-273-2745 or find the schedule at www.uflib.ufl. edu/pio/temp/LAC-films. pdf. Sony Music and SGP present: Adele DVD Release Party Today, 7 p.m. Reitz Union, Room 282 Come see a free viewing of Adeles DVD Concert Special Live at The Royal Albert Hall. The film has behindthe-scenes clips, unreleased tracks and more. Relax before exams, enjoy some free food and enter to win an Adele poster. Pride Student Union Presents: The Red Affair Today, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reitz Union, Rion Ballroom The Red Affair is a dance social in honor of those who have been affected by HIV and AIDS. It is suggested, though not required, that attendees come dressed in casual red clothing. Light refreshments will be served. For more info, visit the Facebook event. UF Student Senate Legislative Writing Workshop Today, 8 p.m. Reitz Union Grand Ballroom The purpose of the workshop is to increase transparency of the Judiciary Committee of the Student Senate as well as Student Government. Senators will educate members of the Student Body on how to create legislation in the Student Senate and the strength of the Student Body in the legislative writing process. Dancin Gators Fall Dance Showcase Friday, 8 p.m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Styles of dance showcased include: jazz, tap, hip-hop, pointe, contemporary, swing, Irish, Bhangra, Bollywood, Spanish and more. Admission is free. Alachua County Public Schools will be at the show collecting donations of canned food items to provide Alachua families with a wonderful holiday meal. For more information, visit www.dancingators. weebly.com. be available for all participants. Kaplan Course Auction Monday, Dec. 5, 8 a.m., to Thursday, Dec. 8, 11 p.m. Need to take the GRE, GMAT and/or LSAT? Help Project MASCOT take its mentees to SeaWorld by bidding on these Kaplan courses. Find out more at facebook.com/projectmascot, and place your bid on the event pages wall. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jflechas@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.STATESTATEMemorial service held in honor of student who diedJade Guzzos memorial ser vice will be held Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at Pepes Hideaway, located at 1045 E. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Tickets are being sold for $25 at Bostons on the Beach,40 South Ocean Blvd. Food will be served during the service. Ocean Properties has donated several hotel stays, spa cer during a silent auction at the service. All of the funds raised from ticket sales, silent auction items and donations are being placed in a fund established for Jades mother, Shirley Marshall, in her time of loss. Donations can be made online at www.bostonsonthebeach.com as well as on The Bostons on the Beach facebook page and the 50 Ocean facebook page. If you have any other questions, contact Christine Metzger at 561-350-6982. Inspi(RED) Soccer Charity Tournament Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Maguire Field The ONE campaign at UF and Kappa Delta soror ity will co-host a 6v6 char ity soccer tournament at Maguire Field. All proceeds will go to Grassroot Soccer, an organization which har nesses the global popular ity of soccer to help prevent the spread of AIDS worldwide. Teams can register at http://www.grassrootsoccer.org/inspired-soccer/ tournament-calendar/. Registration costs $4 per player. Free agents are welcome to sign up. More information about the tournament is available on the registration site. There will be prizes for the best teams. Project Makeover Sunday, 11 a.m. Norman Field Project Makeover will be hosting its annual Kickball Tournament. Any student or organization can participate. Teams of 8 can sign up by emailing pmkickball@gmail.com. Its $5 per person or $40 for a team. All proceeds will go to this years makeover at Chester Shell Elementary. For more information on Project Makeover go to http:// www.wix.com/ufprojectmakeovers/ufpm GLAM Indie Craft Show Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Villa East, 301 N. Main St. Shop for gifts made by 50 local artists, crafters, and designers. Admission is $3 for adults; kids 10 and younger are free. Heal the Worlds Run for the World 5K Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Flavet Field Heal the World will have its second annual Run for the World 5K on Flavet Field. All proceeds will go to Rwanda Sustainable Families, an NGO microcredit loan program in Rwanda that is hosted in Gainesville. Participants can opt to wear costumes and walk instead of running. To register, please visit www.healtheworlduf. com. Food and prizes will SUNNY 69/44 SUNNY 74/51 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/55 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/52 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/54 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY

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4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011Haley Stracher / AlligatorRow in a RowCREW members Stephanie Schwarz, 21, Angelica Callery, 21, and Alex Ahrenholz, 19, participate in CREWs Row Across Florida fundraiser by rowing a 10K on workout machines on Turlington Plaza on Wednesday. aADMINIsS TRaA TION JOEY FLECHASAlligator Staff WriterA new proposed fee for under graduates and the elimination of payout for unused sick leave to university employees highlight topics that will be addressed at todays UF Board of Trustees meeting. The creation of a new under graduate enhancement fee is up for consideration by the board, UFs highest governing body. According to the board agenda, the fee would be intended to enhance the educational oppor tunities afforded to undergraduates by enhancing course offerings, academic facilities and teaching staff. Further details on the fee will be provided at the meeting of the Committee on Educational Policy and Strategy. The Board of Governors, the state university systems highest governing body, would have to approve the proposal before it takes effect. Under another proposal, employees leaving the university would no longer get paid for unused sick leave. Employees hired before April 1, 2010, with 10 years of service would still be eligible for payouts. The proposal does not change sick-leave accrual.Trustees to consider new fee, nixing sick leave payouts CARTER LYLESAlligator Contributing WriterSix UF students are trying to raise awareness about local homeless youth and encourage students to take action. Transient Children of Alachua County is hosting Homeless for the Holidays from noon to 2 p.m. Friday on the Plaza of the Americas. Ultimately, the event is designed to try and engage the community to get involved with the issue, said Daniela Abratt, a 20-year-old journalism senior and group project leader. The event is part of a project by students in professor John Kaplans Social Media and Social Responsibility class. The goal of TCAC is to document homeless children in Alachua County and to tell their personal stories through in-depth reporting, feature writing and photography, said Henry Taksier, a 22-yearold journalism senior. According to the TCAC, 56,680 students in Florida do not have a home to go to during the holiday season. In Alachua County alone, 594 students lack a stable place of residence. Homeless youth advocates will speak at the event, and visitors will be able to make holiday posters to be sent to St. Francis House and the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Gainesville. For more information on the event and the TCAC, visit tcacepu.com.Students aim to aid local homeless youth ASHLEY HEMMYAlligator Contributing WriterNikhil Kundra started Teechy, a business that offers technology support. The 22-year-old also helped create Partender, which offers a faster way for bartenders to complete their bar inventory accurately. Instead of inventory taking about six hours, Partender reduces the time to 30 minutes. Kundra said his success comes from what he is learning as a graduate student at the Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program at the Hough Graduate School of Business, which has Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The winner will be announced in New Orleans during the USASBEs annual conference, which will be held from Jan. 12 to 15. Past winners include Harvard University, Indiana University and the University of Texas. The 30-credit program at UF, which lasts for 10 months, includes a trip to Dublin, Ireland. During one class in MSE, a group of students create and launch a business by the end of the program. Our students are immersed in entrepreneur culture, said MSE Program Director Chris Tassin. When they graduate, they know what they are doing. Kelly Riley, a 23-year-old graduate student in the program, is working with her group on BarkUp!, a socially responsible business that creates dog apparel. This class makes us aware of opportunities out there besides corporate America, Riley said. Kundra said that with the introduction of Grooveshark, he sees Gainesville starting to follow into a trend of entrepreneurial businesses. Ive always had ideas, Kundra said. Now classes are teaching me how to manage, how to change and how to think differently. Kundra plans on continuing his businesses. Everything I do in class intertwines with what Im starting, he said.Entrepreneurship program selected POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE GUNMAN. ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator Contributing WriterA 69-year-old man was hit in the face with a gun Tuesday night after he was robbed on Santa Fe Colleges downtown campus. At about 10:30 p.m., the victim was sitting on a bench with his laptop using Wi-Fi Internet near Santa Fe Colleges Blount Center on 401 NW 6th St. when a dark-colored sports car, possibly a Chevy Camaro, approached him, according to Gainesville Police. The victim told police a lightskinned black man, about 5 feet 8 inches wearing a dark-colored hat and red bandana around his face, arm up to the victims head and said, Give it up. After giving his Acer laptop to the attacker, the victim told police the man, who looked between 25 and 35 years old, hit him in the forehead with a gun. He said it looked like a semi-automatic handgun. The attacker then ran to Cpl. Angelina Valuri, GPD pubduring most robberies, the suspect is primarily focused on getting the victims property and leaving the area as soon as possible. The fact that the victim was hurt after he turned over his belongings is highly unusual, Valuri said. Police are still looking for the gunman. Any witnesses or anyone with more informationl are asked to contact police at 352-955-1818.Man robbed at Santa Fe College downtown campus The goal of TCAC is to document homeless children in Alachua County.Henry Taksierjournalism seniorMMachen This class makes us aware of opportunities out there besides corporate America.Kelly Riley graduate student Trustee Talk§ UFs Board of Trustees, the universitys highest governing body, is meeting today and Friday at Emerson Alumni Hall. § Committees will meet today from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. § Fridays meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a strategic discussion by UF President Bernie Machen. The full board meeting will begin after Machens discussion.§ The proposals for a new undergraduate enhancement fee, changes to sick-leave payout for employees and the use of student fees for the Reitz Union renovation and expansion will be discussed at a meeting of the Committee on Educational Policy and Strategy, which meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

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THE COMPANY USES SWEAT SHOPS. JUSTIN JONESAlligator Contributing WriterFour gifts lay on a couch in UF wrapped like they belonged under a Christmas tree. Santa Claus didnt bring the gifts; the Gator Students Against Sweatshops did. students marched from the Plaza of the Americas to Tigert Hall carrying tion with Adidas. The company produces some of its apparel in factories company supplies apparel to UF. One of the packages delivered to sent the broken promise that UF apparel would be produced only with the use of factories with sweatshopfree conditions. The other three represented each of the groups deAgainst Sweatshops President Elena Quiroz. ary. The owner closed the shop and One of the groups demands is million in severance. Adidas is the only company that has not paid any of the amount old political science junior and creative director of Gator Students Against Sweatshops. We believe that this sort of direct action is the best way to get the The goal of the march was to put pressure on Adidas to pay the workold pre-pharmacy sophomore. When they reached the presimember read a letter to the UF president. She would ensure that he got the ALLIGATOR5 Catherine Skipp / AlligatorGator Students Against Sweatshops delivered empty Christmas presents to President Bernie Machens Health Promotion Services advise students to get at least seven hours of sleep a night and maintain a healthy diet by eating fruits and vegetables. The SHCC also encourages students to take basic sanitary measures such as washing their hands and sneezing she said. SICK, from page 1Students leave gifts for Machen, protest use of Adidas apparel

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR65 TOTAL VOTES43% YES 57% NOWednesdays question: Are you already listening to Christmas music on the radio? Todays question: Do you think the Reitz Union needs to be renovated and expanded?Childs PlayWhen is the Florida DCF supposed to care?A closer look into the Florida Department of Children and Families reveals a troubling history. Recently, local authorities were called to Orange River Elementary School in Fort Meyers after the assistant principal was warned of a horrible incident. Two 12-year-old girls were reportedly arguing about who a male classmate liked better when one girl decided to go up to the boy and kiss him. A teacher spotted the incident and reported it to the assistant principal. In defense of the teacher and the administrator, local school districts are required by law to call the DCF if they suspect abuse, and according to the Naples Daily News, DCF Sun Coast Region spokeswoman Terri Durdaller encourages these calls. But the DCF should really not be concerned with a kissing incident. It should instead turn its attention to its horrible record on responding to child abuse as well as its inefIn February of this year, the DCF failed to respond to reports of child abuse, which eventually led to the death of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona at the hands of her foster parents, Jorge and Carmen Barahona. Nubias body was found in a bag inside a pest control truck on Interstate 95 along with her twin brother, who had acid on his body. The brother was alive. Carmen Barahonas 7-year-old granddaughter reported the abuse to an adult who eventually tried to report it to the DCF. The adult was told the department did not conduct investigations on weekends, which is not true. In May, a baby boy was murdered by his mothers boyfriend, who had been suspected of child abuse. Hillsborough contracted a social worker from Mental Health Care Inc. to visit the family. She apparently found no reason to be alarmed by the boyfriends past record. But the DCF does not just have a record of putting the lives of children in danger. When Deb and Doug Carlson of Miami adopted twin boys from foster care in 2007, they were told the boys suffered from ADHD. What they were not told by problems and had moved from one foster home to another. The now-teenage boys have stolen the parents credit cards and threatened to kill them. From 2008 to 2009, Florida had 3,777 adoptions. During this same time period, there were 200 cases of adoptive parents attempting to return children to foster care after they had been adopted or during the adoption process. The Carlsons have said the DCF has left them completely out to dry in trying to care for the boys destructive behavior and mental health issues. Clearly, normal puberty-driven kissing outbursts should be of least concern to the DCF. The DCF has a lot of internal issues that need to be worked out before it can continue its child-care services.UF is full of opportunities ready to be seizedWhats that I hear? Sleigh bells jingling? A ho, ho, ho from on high? Commercialism entering its strongest quarter? Why, all of this can only mean one thing! And its not Christmas. No, what the end of 2011 brings is more than stockings what I can safely say was one of the best years of my life. It brings the start of my last semester as an undergraduate student. If you believe the Mayans, it also brings the end of the world. But Im somewhat skeptical of that. What all of this means for me, personally, is that Im entering a major transition in my life. UF will soon become part of my past rather than my all-encompassing present. And if thats not a good time to look back on everything this school has provided, I dont know when is. I say grow up because theres no denying that the person I was when I entered Hume Hall in 2008 is not the person I am now. Back then, for example, I thought spending more than $500 a month on a dorm room was an intelligent use of money. I also thought I could skip class every day, meal plans were honest bargains on food and I had all the appropriate time-management skills to coast through my college experience with ease. But the most important thing Ive learned during my time here is not to take any opportunity for granted. Ive learned how amazing it is to be attending this school that has so much to offer. Each of us is a student (or faculty member) of one of the largest universities in the nation. Were surrounded by so many chances to do things well never again be able to do. I dont just mean the free movies at the Reitz Union, either. I mean the academic, intellectual and cultural expansions that happen every single day as long as youre willing to engage in them. Im still young, ideological and stupid. But I was even more of all of those things when I came to this school. I thought I might even be a liber tarian! Spoiler: I was wrong. But I learned that by ventur ing out and taking the chance to attend meetings, listen to lectures and see Bob Barr speak to a crowd of supporters, I didnt just grow in knowledge but in experiences that I wouldnt have been able to get if I hadnt made the leap. Ive spent the past several months writing for the Alligator, and its been the sort of experience Id have always kicked myself about if I hadnt taken the initiative to do it. Im not into journalism. Im not an English major. Ive written for a few websites here and there, but Im pretty sure the Internet thing is just a dying fad. So working with the Alligator this semester has been an opportunity I would have never had in any other setting. Its because of this experience that I got bashed by strangers who disagreed with me and misinterpreted by belligerent readers who didnt care for my picture (at least thats what Ive convinced myself they dislike about me). Ive learned that separating partisanship from politics is impossible in any discussion. And Ive gotten to see just how hard it is to appeal to people when youre writing about something other than pop culture. And for all of that, Im thankful. Its the sort of thing that UF provides an unparalleled opportunity to do. Most of you already know this, of course. But its nice to have a reminder. For the rest of you: Trust me on this. Reach out. Take a chance. Expand your mind and seize the day. You Oh, and move out of Broward. Bunk beds really arent that cool. Alex Guilmartin is a psychology and pre-law senior at UF. His column appears on Thursdays. Alex Guilmartinletters@alligator.org

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Letters to the Editor THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7Anti-discrimination should be focus for LGBT community In the past decade alone, the landscape Justin Soto Gainesville resident §§§Minority group needs more attention Arianna Scalone UF Student

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8, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 Country singer Mindy McCready said Wednesday she will probably not be able to bring her 5-year-old son back to Florida to day afternoon because she is nearly seven months pregnant with twins. By not returning as ordered, she risks arrest. McCready said that she and her mother have had a long custody battle in Florida over Zander. Her mother was awarded guardianship in 2007. The battle became more public this week, when the Florida Department of Children and Families said a missing person McCready took Zander from her McCready was able to visit with the boy there because of a court order and the 36-year-old singer said she had spent much of the past month with her son at the home. Her mother and father are divorced. McCready alleges that her son suffered abuse while living one of the reasons why she left with the boy last week. Cready from Nashville, Tenn. going to protect my kid. If I have THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSinger risks arrest in custody case EMILY MORROWAlligator Writer you get older. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Tuesday that obesity screening and behavioral counseling will be covered by Medicare. The center estimated more than 30 percent of current Medicare recipients would be categorized as obese and would therefore qualify for this benAbout 26 percent of Alachua County is obese, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. partment of Health Services Research, Management and Policy, said he views this decision as a worthis also working to prevent other conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. People with a body mass index of 30 or more are considered obese. Body mass index is a meaon his or her height and weight. The normal range for a healthy person is between 18.5 and 25. Under the new Medicare plan, people who qualify can receive six months of free dietary and behavioral counseling sessions. If the patient loses at least 6.6 pounds during the course of the sessions, he or she will be eligible for another six months of sessions.Obesity screenings will now be covered by Medicare, MedicaidEmily Doyle / AlligatorFaculty Fine ArtThe Faculty Art Show at Santa Fe College showcases artwork from numerous faculty members.Duncan ENTERTAINMENT

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9 Haley Stracher / AlligatorHo-Ho-Hello Kenny Holmes, student development specialist at Santa Fe College, waves to the passing vehicles on University Avenue dressed as Santa Claus to spread holiday cheer Wednesday night. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSFlying squirrel invades New Jersey POVERTY CAN AFFECT THEM PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND PHYSICALLY. ASHLEY HEMMYAlligator Contributing Writer NATIONAL

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11 AP PhotoThis image shows the entrance to a cross-border tunnel in San Diego on Tuesday, the latest in a spate of secret passages found to smuggle drugs from Mexico. NATIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Derek Benner

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theAvenue THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Twit Pick @JenKirkman: Sorry to burst your bubble, you patriots, but America isnt the greatest country in the world until theres a pizza by the slice drive-thru.Sexy and I Blog it Check out the Alligators blog round up this week at alligator.org/ uncovered and the lowdown on Barneys Gagas Workshop. Click out of Facebook for a sec and scope out our article on a cute date idea after dark on the UF campus. Courtesy to the Alligator Cozy Coozie Mary Iserman of Knit At The Bar makes knitted items like this anchor coozie. Iserman will be one of the artists featured at the GLAM Indie Craft Show on Sunday. See story, page 16. ERICA A. HERNANDEZAvenue writerTag, youre it! Mars Pub and Laser Tag is the spot for laser tag in Gainesville. With a 3,000-square-foot arena for tag, a variety of beer on tap and the recent addition of subs to its menu, this pub has got it all. Located at 239 W University Ave., the pub is known as a gaming haven. It features Nintendo 64s, classic arcade games, foosball tables, board games and, of course, laser tag. Conscious of its location, Mars Pub offers a $7 rate per 10-minute laser tag game for students versus the $8 regular rate. began serving food. Owners and UF graduates Melissa Del Valle and Gabriel Pena have always wanted to serve food. Now they have reached a point where they can. [Serving food] allowed us to open earlier than we would have without food, and we can also open later, like after 2 a.m., to serve food to people downtown, Del Valle said. But Mars Pub and Laser Tag isnt just for overgrown kids at heart; the pub is kid friendly until 10 p.m., when an age requirement of 18 and older takes effect. We also wanted to give our younger customers something else to do while they are here, she said. A lot of people didnt want to have to leave our place to get food. Everyone just likes to eat. The pub doesnt just serve any food. The new menu features more than 20 sub varieties, four of which are completely vegetarian. Besides the large variety, the menu is home to creative names and wallet-friendly prices ranging from $4 to $8. Names include Mars Over My Hammy and Mario. Its brother sandwich, the Luigi, consists of provolone cheese, salami and capicola. Beyond just low sandwich and laser-tag prices, Mars strives to keep beer prices low, too. Beer specials are available Tuesday through Friday and include Three Dollar Thursday when customers can buy pitchers, tankards and pints of any beer on draft for $3, and TwoCan Tuesday when one can buy two cans of beer for the price of one. For the rest of this story, visit alligator. org/the_avenue. Mars Pub beams up food He Says She Says He Said, she Said: Whats the deal with online dating?Dating sites have bad idea written all over them. Ive always seen them as nothing more than a relationshipfocused Facebook just another online opportunity to creep on people you will probably never get with. My main issue with online dating sites is just that: Its online. Not to sound old fashioned, but whatever happened to meeting people in person? College life serves up ample spend time with them and get to know how they REALLY are. Skimming a persons online lously retouched picture and bombastic autobiography) comes nowhere close to the real thing. Selection is another issue with dating sites. No offense to those who have tried them, but if you then you probably arent the prize of the dating scene. Lynzee Marmor, a 20-yearold journalism junior at UF, said she agrees that college students shouldnt waste their time on a dating site. The best way to meet people in college is to socialize in class, at parties, in school clubs and at socials, Marmor said. Most college students arent busy with a career and family responsibilities where they have to resort to online dating She makes a good point. College should be the easiest time in a semester crush to a serious soul mate. Let your fears and anxieties go and strike up a conversation with somebody new. Youre only in college once. Make it count. JACOB ROMOSERI have sister who is 37 years old. When she was in college, she met a guy at a fraternity party who had caught her eye from across the room as he played pool with a group of friends. The two ended up talking, hitting it off and dating for the next 10 years. Now, they are happily married and have a daughter who is in the second grade. OK, great. But what does this story have to do with online dating, you ask? Well, nothing really, and thats the point. When my sister was in college, the Internet was an infant, an oddity a la Weird Scithe nerd networks. and Greeks alike wondering how they ever survived without the Web. We work, bank, shop, watch movies, snag music and attend class online; we may as well use the net for dating too, right? The funny thing is online dating remains I am absolutely humiliated by the fact that, at one point in time, I had an OkCupid.com ever came of it but I had one nonethefriends who have met spouses online, yet even they wish they had a better meeting I realize that Im being judgmental, but I will stand by the position that online dating is just embarrassing. Maybe this is because its mechanism is a showcase of brutal honesty. The setup invites millions of people to market themselves as desirable and publishes this information out into a virtual meat market. Hi, Im single and looking. Only, instead of seeing a congregation at a club, one merely has to scroll through a list of photos on prowl for a hottie. than face-to-face contact, but I also think that overcoming lifes biggest social challenges brings the most satisfying rewards. Unplug the computer, go outside and spot someone from across the room. KAY BEA dining A lot of people didnt want to have to leave our place to get food. Everyone just likes to eat.Melissa Del Valleco-owner of Mars Pub

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 13 ARYANNA HARRELLAvenue WriterMusic artists albums arent supposed to be available to the dates, but countless CDs are prematurely leaked online, available at no cost to anyone with an Internet connection. Although students are not alactivity through UFs Internet networks, it is easier than ever to obtain pirated music. Im broke, said Victor Ho, 20-year-old engineering sophomore. I never buy CDs. Ho and many other students heard Drakes new album, Take Care, before its Nov. 15 release date when it was leaked online. Free music is so popular now that it is rare for a rap or hip-hop artists music to not be prematurely released, or leaked on the Web, before its scheduled date. Although LimeWire is no longer available for music lovers to use for downloads, there are hundreds of music blogs where fans can directly download music from their favorite artists for free. Some artists, like Wale, a rapper from Washington, D.C., who performed at UF earlier this year, purposely release free music to their fans on Twitter or Facebook. Its just the age we grew up in, said Scott Salzman, 19-yearold comptroller of Student Government Productions at UF. Artists have switched the revenues that they use to gain their money from. Now its more about online support, merchandise and shows. Salzman said he believes that big-time artists dont necessar ily need to make sales from CDs in order to be rich and famous. Students are more likely to show support and appreciation for favorite artists by going to a concert or promoting them on social media sites. Its not like how it used to be anymore, he said. Its not as traditional as when everyone ran down to Specs to pick up an album. Aditya Pamidi, co-founder of production company Wayward Minds and a UF graduate, said although he thinks CD sales are important, artists concert per formances generate much more revenue and allow them to reach out to their fans on a more per sonal level. He said if an artist is a good performer, he or she could be very rich. If you do it right, there is plenty of money to be made elsewhere, he said. I think college students rarely, if ever, buy music. With cheaper prices for shows, more fans can come out, and more money can be made from merchandise sales. Unsigned artist Mac Miller, who charges about $30 for per formance tickets, recently had the No. 1 album on iTunes with his album Blue Slide Park. Artists who charge lower prices for shows are the ones seeming to stand out on the hiphop scene, Pamidi said. I think it has proven that your live show is way more important than before, he said. Pamidi said that at the end of the day, the people who buy CDs will still buy CDs, and the people who dont buy CDs wont. Every single album leaks, he said. I work very closely with lots of people who love music, and none of them buy CDs. Check out these stats below showcasing sales of leaked albums.Modern music era lasers less attention on CDs, more on Web music Leaked album Drake Take Care: 631,000 Wale Ambition: 164,062 J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story: 218,000 Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV: 964,000 Kanye West My Dark Beautiful Twisted Fantasy: 496,000 Stock PhotoWith a decreased focus on CD/album sales, whats that mean for the future of artists in a digital age of pirated music?

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14, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 KIERA WRIGHT-RUIZAvenue Writer Looking for a fun and festive way to give this holiday season? Check out the Avenues crafty side with these DIY projects. Mini Winter Wonderland What: A miniature winter display Who: Immediate family members and friends Price range: $15-$30 4 When to start: Three days in advance Hot glue gun, holiday buttons with characters on them, a glass box with a wooden frame, plastic holiday phrases, 1. Paint the frame of the box with a color of your choosing. Let it dry completely. tom of the inside of the box. 3. Put glitter on top to make it look more decorative. 4. Place holiday buttons throughis still wet to make it look like a winter scene. 5. Hot glue Merry Christmas or Happy holidays on the back glass wall. 6. Let everything dry completely before you give it as a gift.Somewhere Beyond the SeaWhat: nautical net and seashells Who: Family and friends who live out of state Price range: $15-$40 depending on how expensive the jar is. The net and shells are about $10. 2 When to start: One day in advance A glass jar, nautical seashells 1. Open the jar and place seashells around the bottom. 2. Cut netting and place it inside the jar so you can still see the shells.She Will Be LovedWhat: A handmade jewelry box made out of a vintage cigar box Who: Girlfriend, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt or female friend Price range: $5-$10 : 6 When to start: Five days in advance box that opens at the top will work), red felt, tacky glue, thin cardboard or construction paper, modeling glue, basswood, a box cutter and a ruler. 1. Measure the part of the box where you want to put compartments. 2. Use the box cutter and ruler to cut out the pieces of basswood you need. 3. Use the modeling glue to put the pieces of basswood in place for compartments. 4. Line the entire box with felt using tacky glue. Note: Be careful with the glue because if you use too much, it will seep into the fabric. 5. Roll up pieces of thin cardboard or construction paper where you want rings to go, and line with felt. 6. Glue the ring cushions down and let everything dry completely. Better TogetherWhat: A hand-painted longboard* Who: Boyfriend, brother, father, uncle or male friend Price range: $30-$160 depending on if you buy a new longboard Varies based on design When to start: Two weeks in advance board, acrylic paint, brushes in different sizes for details, a pencil and polyurethane clear coat *You can paint anything with a wooden surface the same way. 1. Pick a design. 2. Draw the design on the 3. Paint the design in sections and let it dry completely. 4. Use four coats of polyurethane and let it dry completely in between each coat.Get your hands dirty for the holidays: DIY gifts for your list Carly Coleman / Alligator Somewhere Beyond the SeaCarey Ann Matthews, 20-year-old telecommunication junior, made this jar for her friends birthday. Carly Coleman / Alligator She Will Be LovedCaleb Eathan Generoso, 20-year-old architecture junior, made this jewelry box for his girlfriend as a combined gift for her birthday, Valentines Day and their anniversary. Carly Coleman / Alligator Better TogetherKristen Morrell, 19-year-old public relations sophomore, made this longboard for her boyfriend for Christmas. Carly Coleman / Alligator Mini Winter Wonderland Avenue writer Kiera Wright-Ruiz made this fun craft for her mother for Christmas.Crafts tested out by students in the giving mood Local Craft Stores Michaels Arts and Crafts 3644 SW Archer Road Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft 1220 NW 76th Blvd. Walmart 3570 SW Archer Road

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16, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 MAE BASIRATMANDAvenue WriterIf you didnt feel like being a part of the Black Friday rush, and being trampled after eating two pounds of turkey doesnt sound ists, DIY-ers and anyone with an eye for the unique, the GLAM Indie Craft Show is your perfect solution for checking everyone off of Kim Kruse, GLAM producer, said, GLAM Indie Craft Show is a unique event that provides people with the opportunity to shop from nearly 50 local artists and crafters for selling everything from chalkboard T-shirts to bamboo iPad cases and from custom hula vendors work with up-cycled items to make even have a vendor wholl be offering pet Up-crafted items are old crafts that are recraft shopper but for anyone interested in designer, there will be many art pieces on sale that could add interesting decor to any dorm someone who has been creating for years, even have one guy who turns old silverware into sculptures that you can put in your house If you are really into completing a holiday shopping list, the show includes, but isnt limited to, custom T-shirts, calendars, buttons, handmade soaps, beauty products, jewelry tures vendors that offer unique pieces that are not necessarily mass-produced or found in work really hard to make sure that GLAM is an event that offers unique items that will appeal to folks who like things that are a little off For the college student on a budget, there Since all are homemade, the vendors pride themselves on keeping the products unique show? My main goal with the show is to provide a place for emerging artists and crafters to have a place to showcase their work but also to provide all of the cool people in Gainesville with a place where they can shop for the kinds things directly from the person who actually ally making a difference in your own commuFor more information on the show and for GLAM Indie Craft Show features 50 local artists, quirky pieces Courtesy to the Alligator Kat McKee makes wallets out of up-cycled coffee bags. You can see more at her Coffee Bag Wallets and Salvaged Goods page on Facebook. Courtesy to the Alligator Lindsey McLeod of loveLindseyKaye makes fabulous copper enameled jewelry and accessories, including this seahorse pendant. What: GLAM Indie Craft Show Where: Villa East, 301 N. Main St. When: Sunday, Dec. 4, noon to 5 p.m. Admission: $3 for adults, free for children 10 and younger

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND 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!!! Free 42 Flat-Screen TV!!! 2 pools, 2 bus routes, tons of amenities LexingtonCrossingUF.com Call today! 373.9009 12-7-11-74-1 **ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY** Almost Full for Fall! 2BR/2BA w/Roommate Matching Available Direct Bus Route to Campus! www.EnclaveUf.com 376.0696 12-7-11-74-1 Gainesville Place Apts 4 BUS ROUTES TO UF! 4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive ONLY $449 per person! (352) 271-3131 -GainesvillePlace.com 12-7-74-1 2/2s & 3/3s RMM Match HUGE Walk In Closet Prem Cable & Hi Speed Intrnt Incld 12-7-11-74-1 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalkapt.com 352-337-9098 12-7-74-1 MOVE IN TODAY! All Inclusive 3 & 4 bds Steps from SFC4/4s @ $349UPGRADES AVAILABLE $399 Only $9.99 to sign & $100 Credit 352.379.9300 12-7-11-74-1 $795-2/2 Furnished Apt. On bus route, 1.5 miles to UF campus. W/D, AC, Cable and internet included. Pool, Fitness ctr., computer lab. No application fee. 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 1Bed/1Bath available in 4/4 in beautiful gated Countryside complex. $385/mo incl all utils, cable, internet, etc. Big Screen tv in living room! Available for spring sublease. Shahrouz.ebadian@gmail.com or 754-281-5023 1-9-11-6-1 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. $595up. 352-538-2181. 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. 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18, ALLIGATOR Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 12-7-11-74-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 12-7-11-74-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 1BRs $425-495 2BR/1.5BA, W/D $580 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-7-11-74-2 !! LIVE LIFE ON THE BOARDWALK !! 1/1 Flats & Cool Lofts! 2/2s and 3/2s Pets Loved! Pools Cardio Tanning Tennis Washer/Dryers HUGE Floor Plans! 377-7401 BoardwalkApt.com 12-7-11-74-2 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 2-3-91-2The 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 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 372-3783 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 A charming, 3 BR/1.5 BA house. Great Neighborhood. Close to UF. W/D. Available January 1 (flexible). 2 people $800/mo. 3 people $900/mo. Call Meryl: 352-373-5933 12-2-11-5-2 Room available for $540/month. Walking distance from CAMPUS and MIDTOWN. Separate bathroom, walk-in closet, washer/ dryer, wifi. Available for Spring and Summer. Contact 954-562-3578 for questions. 1-911-7-2 SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 2BR/1.5BA close to UF, Shands,Vet School $625 w/ 1 month free; $595 selected units. Contact our office to inquire about student specials!!!! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041/352.376.6720 4-25-11-80-2 TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $650/mo + sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. Available now. 941-204-1304 or 352-2153160 1-9-11-7-2 OVERPAYING TO LIVE NEAR CAMPUS? 1,2&3 BR's in quiet nbhd ONE mile to Reitz. Washer/dryer, H2O, gas incld. NO CAPS! Tons of parking. On buses 1, 12 & Later Gator. Check us out Country Village 373.2700 12-7-11-6-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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. 12-2-10-3 Bedroom w/ own bathroom avail $365 (unfurn) or $385 (furn) for 9 mo lease. Price all-inclusive (rent/util/cable/internet). Washer/dryer/ dishwasher. Pets ok. On 9/35 bus routes. ~1.5 miles from UF. Student/young professional pref. Avail ASAP. 850-585-4405. 1-9-11-9-3 Beautiful 2bdrm/2 bath with loft town home apartment for sublease at Cobblestone. Each apartment has washer and dryer in unit and built in microwave. Free extended cable with HBO included. $999/mo. 386-972-2425 12-5-4-3 December FREE! Move in NOW for Spring Semester. Cabana Beach--2 bdrm/2 bath, furnished plus W/D. $509/per person. (352) 552 1757. 1-13-11-10-3 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. 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 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 Bedroom w/ own bathroom avail $365 (unfurn) or $385 (furn) for 9 mo lease. Price all-inclusive (rent/util/cable/internet). Washer/dryer/ dishwasher. Pets ok. On 9/35 bus routes. ~1.5 miles from UF. Student/young professional pref. Avail ASAP. 850-585-4405. 1-9-11-9-4 4/2 2 blocks from Campus. $350 including internet and cable. 814-440-3325 jfidorra@hotmail.com 2-13-11-30-4 Male roommate needed 4 BR house, 14 blks from campus. Safe & secure NW neighborhood. Great deck & yard. Clean, nicely furn, new appl, $575/mo incl util, w/d. AJ 561.718.5567 1-9-11-6-4SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 1-9-116-4 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 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. 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ALLIGATOR **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 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-7-70-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 12-7-11-74-10 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway... bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 12-7-10-74-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 12-7-74-10 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 KAYAK HOBIE MIRAGEFishing Pedal Kayak. Excellent condition $900. "Cadillac of Kayaks" 386-438-8737 12-53-10MICROSCOPE BAUSCH & LOMBBalplan Model, 5 head. Was $2500. In very good condition. Asking $1900. 386-438-8737 12-5-3-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 12-774-11 12-7-11-74-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 12-7-11-74-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 12-7-11-74-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. 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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

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20, ALLIGATOR VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICOWanted English Instructor. ($300 Fee covers transportation, room, board for 10 days) www.goodnewscorps.org 904-402-2377 1-9-11-6-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. 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. 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Click on Surveys 127-11-73-14 VIDEO TECH ACCOUNTING EDITOR AVIATION EDITOR PROOFREADER LINUX ADMIN ACT COORDINATOR GRAPHICS DESIGNER X-PLANE DEVELOPER SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Career and non-career positions available. Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment 1-911-17-14 Sanford Office looking for General Dentist to work with a great team. Part-Time(onetwo 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 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 $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 P/T Tutoring Spring Semester 2012: college courses: algebra, poli sci, & history for local non-profit serving learning disabled college students. 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DATE & TIME: December 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm PLACE; Jack Durrance Auditorium, County Administration Building, Gainesville, Florida PURPOSE; Regular Business Meeting of the MTPO A copy of the agenda may be obtained by calling 352-955-2200, visiting our website at www.ncfrpc.org (click Transportation MTPO), or appearing in person, during regular business hours, at 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, familial status, religious status, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans With Disabilites Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Marlie Sanderson at 352-955-2200, extension 103, at least seven (7) days before the public meeting. 12-1-1-20 WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKETEvery Sat & Sun Hwy 30115 min from Gainesville 468-2255 12-7-141-21 SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTSOpen To Public We-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 12-7-10-74-21Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 12-7-74-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. 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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG What To WatchTune in to FS Florida or ESPN3.com at 8 p.m. Friday to watch the Florida womens basketball team play No. 11 Rutgers in Daytona Beach. New PodcastCheck out alligatorSports.org or iTunes for the latest edition of the podcast featuring host Greg Luca and staff writers Matt Watts and Tom Green breaking down Urban Meyer/OSU, the FSU loss and next seasons team. Florida is unseeded entering the NCAA Championship for only the second time under Mary Wise (left). See story, page 22. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffUF forward Erik Murphys knee injury is not as severe as the team originally thought. The junior will miss Fridays game at Syracuse, but could return against Arizona next week. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer After tests during the Thanksgiving holiday revealed Erik Murphy had a torn meniscus, the Gators were grateful to learn this week their starting forwards knee injury was not as severe as originally thought. Coach Billy Donovan said the swelling in Mur phys right knee is due to a bone bruise. The tear that showed up in an MRI and X-rays on Saturday was from a prior injury Murphy suffered as a sophomore in high school. When Murphy was 16, his doctor decided he didnt need surgery to repair the torn cartilage. The confusion over the state of his current injury ended early this week once Floridas doctors received the old test results from Jay Murphy, Eriks father, and compared them with the most recent tests. Eriks dad [and the doctors] did a really good job of putting their heads together and trying to gather all of the information before they made any decision because it was during Thanksgiving when this happened, Donovan said.   At least right now, everybody is on the same page in terms of what theyre doing rehab-wise. And then well see how he responds the next couple days. Donovan said Murphy will not have to undergo surgery and that it should take him 10-14 days to recover from his injury. Wednesday was Day 7. While Murphy will not play at No. 4 Syracuse (70) on Friday, Donovan could see him being ready to play when No. 10 Florida (5-1) hosts Arizona (5-2) next Wednesday. He actually can get back to doing as much as hes capable of withstanding, so I dont know if nitely hell be put in a situation where hes getting a chance to run, move laterally, shoot, all of those kind of things, Donovan said. Murphy missed Floridas last two wins against Forward Murphy will not require surgery on knee UF SHOOTING 41.3 PERCENT FROM BEYOND ARC IN LAST THREE GAMES. JOE MORGANAlligator Writer Beyond the arc has been a dark place at times for the Gators this season. four games, shooting just 21.9 percent from 3-point range. However, in the last three games, the Gators have made 19 of 46 threes, spearheaded by senior guard Jordan Jones 8-of21 clip. Our mindset is always, Get the ball inside and thats eventually going to open up easy shots from the outside, Jones said. Senior guard Lanita Bartley has played a role in Floridas increased shooting success. She has made 4 of 6 attempts from 3-point range and aver aged 18.7 points in her last three games. That makes us really tough to guard when one of our best penetrators is also knocking down shots behind the arc, coach Amanda Butler said. The Gators (6-1) started off the season aggressive from the 3-point line. Florida took 27 threes in a 69-66 season-opening loss to Michigan, converting on 10 of those attempts. But sophomore guard Jater 6 from deep, and Jones missed In the following wins against Stetson, Florida State and Hampton, UF made just 4 of 37 attempts from beyond the arc. The Gators shot 1 of 10 against the Hatters, but Butler was encouraged by the shot selection and reduction in attempts from three.Gators starting to heat up from threesSEE W-HOOPsS, Pa A GE 23s SEE HHOOPsS, Pa A GE 23THEHE RALLYTyler: Picking apart Floridas faults is like choosing the biggest tool during rush week: There are almost too many options. on one thing and say, This is it, Muschamp said, not referring to frat bros. Yes, the Gators had plenty of problems this year. But, more than anything, they need to upgrade their running game if they want to improve in 2012. Florida ranks 75th in the nation in rushing yards per game with 144, a number that isnt terrible on the sur face. But against the countrys best teams, and even some downright average ones, the Gators couldnt run the ball when it mattered: UF averaged just 61.8 yards per game in its six losses. Matt: Sure, sure, Floridas running game was bad at times, but it wasnt the biggest problem the team faced.  In four of the six games the Gators lost, they had a chance to win only to blow it away with turnovers.  At minus-11, UF ranked 114th out of 120 BCS teams in turnover margin. Thats not just bad, its abysmal. And although Muschamp said you cant put your he pointed to before the season as most important: turnovers.  In six wins, the Gators posted a margin of plus-1. In six losses, they were minus-12. That issue was never more glar season, when Floridas defense held Florida State to less than 100 yards of offense but lost the game because of four interceptions. Tyler: Muschamp actually pointed out two stats as being key: turnovers and explosive plays. Florida only busted 60 runs longer than 10 yards, which ranks 51st in the country. With running backs What is UFs biggest problem going into ? Matt Wattstwitter: @wattmatts Donovan Tyler Jetttwitter: @tyler__jett sSEE THEHE RALLY, Pa A GE 23

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22, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 NiagraThe Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions cruised through their conference slate, going 17-1, but were me diocre in 15 non-conference games, going 8-7. The Purple Eagles are led by a strong backcourt that includes 2011 MAAC Libero of the Year Sam Morgan. Northern IowaAfter amassing a 32-1 regular season record, the Panthers Volleyball Coaches Association rankings but were given third-straight Missouri Valley Conference tournament title, Player of the Year nod for senior setter Bre Payton and MVC #6 Game: Friday @ 8:00 P.M. Florida unseeded and on the road. MissouriOne of the tournaments youngest teams, the Tigers regu larly start just one senior to go with three freshmen and two sophomores. As a future member of the Southeastern Game: Friday Game: Saturday @ 8:30 P.M. Winner of this game adavances to Gainesville for the third round Shawn Janetzke / Alligator StaffUF VOLLEYBALL BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer When Florida takes the court Friday night to begin the NCAA tournament, it will be thrown into a scenario equal parts familiar and different. In one light, it will be the Gators 21st consecutive appearance in college volleyballs December tradition. However, for just the second time in those 21 years, No. 17 Floridas players will look around and see strange surroundings. OConnell Center will be the McLeod Center, the 6,750-seat home of the Northern Iowa Panthers. Were ready to show people that we should have Brown said. We do have a little chip on our shoulder For just the second time under Wise, the Gators were not awarded one of the 16 seeds the NCAA tournament offers, meaning both a road setting for ups. In order to make it back to Gainesville for the NCAA Regionals, Florida will have to get past Missouri, which went 21-12 in the tough Big 12 Conference, as well as a probable matchup with No. 12 Northern Iowa. Easily one of the toughest opponents weve ever Missouri. Well be in a huge battle just to get out Five seniors will be faced with the tall task of making sure their Florida careers dont end in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Kristy Jaeckel said. Maybe you can get a little bit comfortable when youre home. Going on the road, After touting her teams rsum after the Gators night when the selection committees decisions were announced. Southern California, the nations No. 1 team in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Poll, war ranted just a No. 7 seed in the tournament. Florida State, which was swept by Florida on Aug. 30 and has one more loss than UF does this season, was awarded the No. 12 seed. Northern Iowa, which was ranked But it was how Southeastern Conference champion Tennessee, the No. 14 seed, got treated that irked Wise the most. The committee didnt give a whole lot of love There are a couple head-scratchers there, but those are things were not going to think about right now. Unseeded Florida has chip on shoulder entering tournament David Carr / AlligatorUF coach Mary Wise and the Gators volleyball team are unseeded in the NCAA tournament for just the second time in 21 years.

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built on breakaway speed and nothing else, that performance is not good enough. Florida needed more long runs, because it wasnt getting anything else. Floridas top-three rushers weigh an average of 187.7 pounds. Look at the best two running teams in the country, Alabama and LSU, teams Muschamp dreams of having. The Crimson Tides top-three backs average 230 pounds. The Tigers runners average 217.7. negative-8 yards on four carries, each time ignoring a running lane up the middle while trying to bounce outside. Attention running back recruits Mike Davis and Matt Jones, both of whom weigh 200 pounds: Expect to make the weight room and the dining hall your second and third homes when you arrive. Matt: In the long run, explosive plays arent as big a factor in losing games as turnovers, and theres no denying it. In losses to Auburn, Georgia and Florida State games the Gators aver aged 33.6 yards rushing Florida would have won each time had it not turned the ball over in pivotal moments. both set up by muffed punts. Against Georgia, the Bulldogs scored 14 points off Gators turnovers. And you already know that Florida State didnt stand a chance if John Brantley and Jacoby Brissett didnt throw the game away. Whether the team has big backs next season doesnt matter nearly as much if it continues to give the ball away. As Muschamp so eloquently put it: Fumbles? They arent good. The defense also shares some culpability here, as that unit forced just 12 takeaways this season, which ranked 113th in the nation. West Virginia and USC are the only two ranked teams outside the top 80 in takeaways. If you give the ball away, and cant take it back, little else matters. Football is about the ball, after all. Tyler: But if you can control the line of scrimmage, you will win almost every time. Floridas inability to run was highlighted in short-yardage situations. When the Gators needed 3 yards or less on third downs this year, they converted only 51 percent of the time. Tim Tebow isnt walking through those doors. On Saturday, Florida converted one of three short-yardage third downs. In a game when points were at a premium, the Gators were especially hurt in the second quarter when they couldnt move the chains at the FSU 15-yard line. On third and 1, Hunter Joyer was stuffed up the middle. On fourth and 1, Trey Burton somehow managed to lose 14 yards on a quarterback sneak in what can only be described as the worst college football play of all time. Matt: And after all of that, after all the embarrassing plays, the lack of a run game or a receiver of note, Florida still would have won the game if they didnt turn the ball over. Its really that simple. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org and Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator.org. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 23 Alligator StaffWith Murphy out, Gators will depend on Yeguetes reboundingJacksonville and Stetson, but he was walking without crutches on Wednesday. lar starter, Murphy averaged 10 points and four rebounds. While he is shooting 57 percent from three, it is the 6-foot-10 Murphys length that will be needed most against the Orange this week. Syracuse boasts two starting big men in 6-foot-9 Rakeem Christmas and 7-foot Fab Melo. Without Mur phy, the Gators have relied heavily on 6-foot-7 forward Will Yeguete to help carry the rebounding load along with center Patric Young. Yeguete, a sophomore, played a career-high 26 minutes and had against Stetson with 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. This will be a different kind of challenge because, one, we played team with Erik, Donovan said. Frontcourt-wise we had somebody that can deal with (Ohio State forward Deshaun) Thomas. This is a little bit different with Fab Melo and Rakeem Christmas. So even when weve played some fourtime we will have faced a team with this kind of length being a little bit limited size-wise across our front line. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org. HOOPS, from page 21 This will be a different kind of challenge because, one, we played in Columbus Erik.Billy DonovanUF coachDavid Carr / Alligator StaffSophomore guard Jaterra Bonds (10) is shooting just 17 percent beyond the arc this season on 23 attempts. Needles has surgery on left kneeThe Gators attempted just three shots from beyond the arc in the second half after struggling to convert on seven long-range opportunities in My shot feels really good, said sophomore forward Lily Svete, who is 2-of-11 from beyond the arc this season. Im because I feel like its going to go in, so I guess Im doing all I can do. Floridas recent surge from 3-point range will need to continue if it wants to pull its second upset of a ranked opponent this season against No. 11 Rutgers (6-0) when the teams play tomorrow at 8 in Daytona Beach. None of us ever doubted that our threes were going to fall, Butler said. I give them credit for not hitting the panic button when those shots werent falling. Needles undergoes sur gery: Freshman guard Carlie Needles had surgery Wednesday on a torn ACL and meniscus in her left knee. Needles sustained the season-ending injury during an intra-squad scrimmage in practice Nov. 6. W-hoopsHOOPS, from page 21 THE RaALLY, from page 21

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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 70 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF Board of Trustees meets today and FridayFees and employee sick leave payouts will be discussed, pg 4. Obesity screenings now covered by MedicareAbout 26 percent of Alachua County residents are obese, pg 8. No surgery for MurphyStarting forward Erik Murphys injured knee does not require surgery, and he could return against Arizona Wednesday, pg. 21. 69 /44 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 12 CLASSIFIEDS 17 CROSSWORD 19 SPORTS 21Happy last Avenue of the semester! Check out todays issue for DIY budget. See story, page 14. Haley Stracher / Alligator Gator Student Alliance members Robbey Hayes, a 20-year-old anthropology junior, and Marie Dino, a 20-year-old education sophomore, educate UF students passing through Turlington Plaza on Wednesday afternoon about the cuts that the state is making in education and how it will affect future tuition. EMILY MORROW Alligator Writer A former UF nuclear engineering professor was sentenced to six months in prison Tuesday. Samim Anghaie, found guilty of fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in government contracts in February, will go to prison Jan. 9. His wife, Sousan, was ment for her role in the crime. The couple must pay the federal government $390,252 in addition to $100,000 The Anghaies were convicted in February of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and more than 24 counts of wire fraud. The maximum penalty for each count of wire fraud is 20 years in prison. The couple was accused in 2009 of submitting false information to obtain contracts from NASA and the U.S. Air Force. Some of the false information included research taken from UF students without their knowledge. The Anghaies were the targets of a federal investigation that included a search of Samim Anghaies UF The university placed Samim Anghaie on leave in February 2009, and he resigned in November of that year after an additional internal investigation, said UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes. Had he not resigned, he would have been terminated, she said. Former professor sentenced to four years in prison for fraudON CAMPUS SAMANTHA SHAVELL Alligator Contributing Writer The Student Health Care Center has reoriginal 5,000 ordered were administered in early November. The additional shots are a new vaccine 90 percent smaller that injects into the skin instead of the muscle, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. mand, so we looked to other options, said Catherine Seemann, SHCC marketing specialist. SHCC. They will also be administered on the Reitz Union Colonnade from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7. peaks in January and February, but it can start in October and last until May, according to the CDC. shots and administered about 7,000. So far, the SHCC has not seen an inpared to previous years. Flu activity in Florida has also remained consistent, Seemann said. However, the SHCC does see a trend of toms in the winter. Leandra Desinord is trying to avoid exams. If someones sick around me, Im goStudent Health Care Center THE GATOR STUDENT ALLIANCE HELD A TEACH-IN ON TURLINGTON PLAZA. AUBREY PRIMERAlligator Contributing Writer Temperatures in the 50s didnt stand in the way of more than 30 students who gathered on Turlington Plaza to talk about their money. About 10 members of the Gator Student Alliance held a teach-in at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday to inform students about tuition hikes, decreases in the Bright Futures Scholarship Program funding and Floridas education cuts. The alliance discussed its mission for about 20 minutes. We have cut education more than any other state in the United States, said Cassia Laham, a 22year-old political science senior and state coordinator for the alliance. Unemployment has doubled since 2008 thats since my freshman year, she said. Speakers used charts to help students understand Floridas education funding and the steady ing. Thats a huge reason Im at a state school because of the cost, said Heather Rosenblatt, an 18-year-old psychology freshman. Standing up against UFs yearly 15 percent tuition increase is important, she said. The alliance is rallying against tuition increases at 1:30 p.m. today on Turlington Plaza. Members will follow the rally with a march to the Board of Trustees meeting in Emerson Alumni Hall to propose their mandates. The group plans to demand the Board of Trustees to vote against yearly tuition increases, said Chrisley Carpio, a 19-yearold history sophomore and head organizer and facilitator for the alliance. Students protest tuition hikes, budget cutsSEE SICK, PAGE 5 We have cut education more than any other state in the United States.Cassia Lahamstate coordinator for the alliance.Anghaie

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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 70 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING11th Annual Latin American Film Festival Argentina: History, Politics and Film Today, 11:15 a.m. Friday, 12:45 p.m. Smathers Library, fourth floor (Latin American Collection) All films are in Spanish with English subtitles. The films are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-273-2745 or find the schedule at www.uflib.ufl. edu/pio/temp/LAC-films. pdf. Sony Music and SGP present: Adele DVD Release Party Today, 7 p.m. Reitz Union, Room 282 Come see a free viewing of Adeles DVD Concert Special Live at The Royal Albert Hall. The film has behindthe-scenes clips, unreleased tracks and more. Relax before exams, enjoy some free food and enter to win an Adele poster. Pride Student Union Presents: The Red Affair Today, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reitz Union, Rion Ballroom The Red Affair is a dance social in honor of those who have been affected by HIV and AIDS. It is suggested, though not required, that attendees come dressed in casual red clothing. Light refreshments will be served. For more info, visit the Facebook event. UF Student Senate Legislative Writing Workshop Today, 8 p.m. Reitz Union Grand Ballroom The purpose of the workshop is to increase transparency of the Judiciary Committee of the Student Senate as well as Student Government. Senators will educate members of the Student Body on how to create legislation in the Student Senate and the strength of the Student Body in the legislative writing process. Dancin Gators Fall Dance Showcase Friday, 8 p.m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Styles of dance showcased include: jazz, tap, hip-hop, pointe, contemporary, swing, Irish, Bhangra, Bollywood, Spanish and more. Admission is free. Alachua County Public Schools will be at the show collecting donations of canned food items to provide Alachua families with a wonderful holiday meal. For more information, visit www.dancingators. weebly.com. be available for all participants. Kaplan Course Auction Monday, Dec. 5, 8 a.m., to Thursday, Dec. 8, 11 p.m. Need to take the GRE, GMAT and/or LSAT? Help Project MASCOT take its mentees to SeaWorld by bidding on these Kaplan courses. Find out more at facebook.com/projectmascot, and place your bid on the event pages wall. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jflechas@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.STATEMemorial service held in honor of student who diedJade Guzzos memorial ser vice will be held Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at Pepes Hideaway, located at 1045 E. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Tickets are being sold for $25 at Bostons on the Beach,40 South Ocean Blvd. Food will be served during the service. Ocean Properties has donated several hotel stays, spa cer during a silent auction at the service. All of the funds raised from ticket sales, silent auction items and donations are being placed in a fund established for Jades mother, Shirley Marshall, in her time of loss. Donations can be made online at www.bostonsonthebeach.com as well as on The Bostons on the Beach facebook page and the 50 Ocean facebook page. If you have any other questions, contact Christine Metzger at 561-350-6982. Inspi(RED) Soccer Charity Tournament Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Maguire Field The ONE campaign at UF and Kappa Delta soror ity will co-host a 6v6 char ity soccer tournament at Maguire Field. All proceeds will go to Grassroot Soccer, an organization which har nesses the global popular ity of soccer to help prevent the spread of AIDS worldwide. Teams can register at http://www.grassrootsoccer.org/inspired-soccer/ tournament-calendar/. Registration costs $4 per player. Free agents are welcome to sign up. More information about the tournament is available on the registration site. There will be prizes for the best teams. Project Makeover Sunday, 11 a.m. Norman Field Project Makeover will be hosting its annual Kickball Tournament. Any student or organization can participate. Teams of 8 can sign up by emailing pmkickball@gmail.com. Its $5 per person or $40 for a team. All proceeds will go to this years makeover at Chester Shell Elementary. For more information on Project Makeover go to http:// www.wix.com/ufprojectmakeovers/ufpm GLAM Indie Craft Show Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Villa East, 301 N. Main St. Shop for gifts made by 50 local artists, crafters, and designers. Admission is $3 for adults; kids 10 and younger are free. Heal the Worlds Run for the World 5K Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Flavet Field Heal the World will have its second annual Run for the World 5K on Flavet Field. All proceeds will go to Rwanda Sustainable Families, an NGO microcredit loan program in Rwanda that is hosted in Gainesville. Participants can opt to wear costumes and walk instead of running. To register, please visit www.healtheworlduf. com. Food and prizes will SUNNY 69/44 SUNNY 74/51 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/55 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/52 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/54 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY

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4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011Haley Stracher / AlligatorRow in a RowCREW members Stephanie Schwarz, 21, Angelica Callery, 21, and Alex Ahrenholz, 19, participate in CREWs Row Across Florida fundraiser by rowing a 10K on workout machines on Turlington Plaza on Wednesday. ADMINIS TRA TION JOEY FLECHASAlligator Staff WriterA new proposed fee for under graduates and the elimination of payout for unused sick leave to university employees highlight topics that will be addressed at todays UF Board of Trustees meeting. The creation of a new under graduate enhancement fee is up for consideration by the board, UFs highest governing body. According to the board agenda, the fee would be intended to enhance the educational oppor tunities afforded to undergraduates by enhancing course offerings, academic facilities and teaching staff. Further details on the fee will be provided at the meeting of the Committee on Educational Policy and Strategy. The Board of Governors, the state university systems highest governing body, would have to approve the proposal before it takes effect. Under another proposal, employees leaving the university would no longer get paid for unused sick leave. Employees hired before April 1, 2010, with 10 years of service would still be eligible for payouts. The proposal does not change sick-leave accrual.Trustees to consider new fee, nixing sick leave payouts CARTER LYLESAlligator Contributing WriterSix UF students are trying to raise awareness about local homeless youth and encourage students to take action. Transient Children of Alachua County is hosting Homeless for the Holidays from noon to 2 p.m. Friday on the Plaza of the Americas. Ultimately, the event is designed to try and engage the community to get involved with the issue, said Daniela Abratt, a 20-year-old journalism senior and group project leader. The event is part of a project by students in professor John Kaplans Social Media and Social Responsibility class. The goal of TCAC is to document homeless children in Alachua County and to tell their personal stories through in-depth reporting, feature writing and photography, said Henry Taksier, a 22-yearold journalism senior. According to the TCAC, 56,680 students in Florida do not have a home to go to during the holiday season. In Alachua County alone, 594 students lack a stable place of residence. Homeless youth advocates will speak at the event, and visitors will be able to make holiday posters to be sent to St. Francis House and the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Gainesville. For more information on the event and the TCAC, visit tcacepu.com.Students aim to aid local homeless youth ASHLEY HEMMYAlligator Contributing WriterNikhil Kundra started Teechy, a business that offers technology support. The 22-year-old also helped create Partender, which offers a faster way for bartenders to complete their bar inventory accurately. Instead of inventory taking about six hours, Partender reduces the time to 30 minutes. Kundra said his success comes from what he is learning as a graduate student at the Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program at the Hough Graduate School of Business, which has Association for Small Business and Entrepreneur ship. The winner will be announced in New Or leans during the USASBEs annual confer ence, which will be held from Jan. 12 to 15. Past winners include Harvard University, Indiana University and the University of Texas. The 30-credit program at UF, which lasts for 10 months, includes a trip to Dublin, Ireland. During one class in MSE, a group of students create and launch a business by the end of the program. Our students are immersed in entrepreneur culture, said MSE Program Director Chris Tassin. When they graduate, they know what they are doing. Kelly Riley, a 23-year-old graduate student in the program, is working with her group on BarkUp!, a socially responsible business that creates dog apparel. This class makes us aware of opportunities out there besides corporate America, Riley said. Kundra said that with the introduction of Grooveshark, he sees Gainesville starting to follow into a trend of entrepreneurial businesses. Ive always had ideas, Kundra said. Now class es are teaching me how to manage, how to change and how to think differently. Kundra plans on continuing his businesses. Everything I do in class intertwines with what Im starting, he said.Entrepreneurship program selected POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE GUNMAN. ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator Contributing WriterA 69-year-old man was hit in the face with a gun Tuesday night after he was robbed on Santa Fe Colleges downtown campus. At about 10:30 p.m., the victim was sitting on a bench with his laptop using Wi-Fi Internet near Santa Fe Colleges Blount Center on 401 NW 6th St. when a dark-colored sports car, possibly a Chevy Camaro, approached him, according to Gainesville Police. The victim told police a lightskinned black man, about 5 feet 8 inches wearing a dark-colored hat and red bandana around his face, arm up to the victims head and said, Give it up. After giving his Acer laptop to the attacker, the victim told police the man, who looked between 25 and 35 years old, hit him in the forehead with a gun. He said it looked like a semi-automatic handgun. The attacker then ran to Cpl. Angelina Valuri, GPD pubduring most robberies, the suspect is primarily focused on getting the victims property and leaving the area as soon as possible. The fact that the victim was hurt after he turned over his belongings is highly unusual, Valuri said. Police are still looking for the gunman. Any witnesses or anyone with more informationl are asked to contact police at 352-955-1818.Man robbed at Santa Fe College downtown campus The goal of TCAC is to document homeless children in Alachua County.Henry Taksierjournalism seniorMachen This class makes us aware of opportunities out there besides corporate America.Kelly Riley graduate student Trustee Talk UFs Board of Trustees, the universitys highest governing body, is meeting today and Friday at Emerson Alumni Hall. Committees will meet today from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a strategic discussion by UF President Bernie Machen. The full board meeting will begin after Machens discussion. The proposals for a new undergraduate enhancement fee, changes to sick-leave payout for employees and the use of student fees for the Reitz Union renovation and expansion will be discussed at a meeting of the Committee on Educational Policy and Strategy, which meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

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THE COMPANY USES SWEAT SHOPS. JUSTIN JONESAlligator Contributing WriterFour gifts lay on a couch in UF wrapped like they belonged under a Christmas tree. Santa Claus didnt bring the gifts; the Gator Students Against Sweatshops did. students marched from the Plaza of the Americas to Tigert Hall carrying tion with Adidas. The company produces some of its apparel in factories company supplies apparel to UF. One of the packages delivered to sent the broken promise that UF apparel would be produced only with the use of factories with sweatshopfree conditions. The other three represented each of the groups deAgainst Sweatshops President Elena Quiroz. ary. The owner closed the shop and One of the groups demands is million in severance. Adidas is the only company that has not paid any of the amount old political science junior and creative director of Gator Students Against Sweatshops. We believe that this sort of direct action is the best way to get the The goal of the march was to put pressure on Adidas to pay the workold pre-pharmacy sophomore. When they reached the presimember read a letter to the UF president. She would ensure that he got the ALLIGATOR5 Catherine Skipp / AlligatorGator Students Against Sweatshops delivered empty Christmas presents to President Bernie Machens Health Promotion Services advise students to get at least seven hours of sleep a night and maintain a healthy diet by eating fruits and vegetables. The SHCC also encourages students to take basic sanitary measures such as washing their hands and sneezing she said. SICK, from page 1Students leave gifts for Machen, protest use of Adidas apparel

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR65 TOTAL VOTES43% YES 57% NOWednesdays question: Are you already listening to Christmas music on the radio? Todays question: Do you think the Reitz Union needs to be renovated and expanded?Childs PlayWhen is the Florida DCF supposed to care?A closer look into the Florida Department of Children and Families reveals a troubling history. Recently, local authorities were called to Orange River Elementary School in Fort Meyers after the assistant principal was warned of a horrible incident. Two 12-year-old girls were reportedly arguing about who a male classmate liked better when one girl decided to go up to the boy and kiss him. A teacher spotted the incident and reported it to the assistant principal. In defense of the teacher and the administrator, local school districts are required by law to call the DCF if they suspect abuse, and according to the Naples Daily News, DCF Sun Coast Region spokeswoman Terri Durdaller encourages these calls. But the DCF should really not be concerned with a kissing incident. It should instead turn its attention to its hor rible record on responding to child abuse as well as its inefIn February of this year, the DCF failed to respond to reports of child abuse, which eventually led to the death of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona at the hands of her foster par ents, Jorge and Carmen Barahona. Nubias body was found in a bag inside a pest control truck on Interstate 95 along with her twin brother, who had acid on his body. The brother was alive. Carmen Barahonas 7-year-old granddaughter reported the abuse to an adult who eventually tried to report it to the DCF. The adult was told the department did not conduct investigations on weekends, which is not true. In May, a baby boy was murdered by his mothers boyfriend, who had been suspected of child abuse. Hillsborough contracted a social worker from Mental Health Care Inc. to visit the family. She apparently found no reason to be alarmed by the boyfriends past record. But the DCF does not just have a record of putting the lives of children in danger. When Deb and Doug Carlson of Miami adopted twin boys from foster care in 2007, they were told the boys suffered from ADHD. What they were not told by problems and had moved from one foster home to another. The now-teenage boys have stolen the parents credit cards and threatened to kill them. From 2008 to 2009, Florida had 3,777 adoptions. During this same time period, there were 200 cases of adoptive par ents attempting to return children to foster care after they had been adopted or during the adoption process. The Carlsons have said the DCF has left them completely out to dry in trying to care for the boys destructive behavior and mental health issues. Clearly, normal puberty-driven kissing outbursts should be of least concern to the DCF. The DCF has a lot of internal issues that need to be worked out before it can continue its child-care services.UF is full of opportunities ready to be seizedWhats that I hear? Sleigh bells jingling? A ho, ho, ho from on high? Commercialism entering its strongest quarter? Why, all of this can only mean one thing! And its not Christmas. No, what the end of 2011 brings is more than stockings what I can safely say was one of the best years of my life. It brings the start of my last semester as an undergraduate student. If you believe the Mayans, it also brings the end of the world. But Im somewhat skeptical of that. What all of this means for me, personally, is that Im entering a major transition in my life. UF will soon become part of my past rather than my all-encompassing present. And if thats not a good time to look back on everything this school has provided, I dont know when is. I say grow up because theres no denying that the person I was when I entered Hume Hall in 2008 is not the person I am now. Back then, for example, I thought spending more than $500 a month on a dorm room was an intelligent use of money. I also thought I could skip class every day, meal plans were honest bargains on food and I had all the appropriate time-management skills to coast through my college experience with ease. But the most important thing Ive learned during my time here is not to take any opportunity for granted. Ive learned how amazing it is to be attending this school that has so much to offer. Each of us is a student (or faculty member) of one of the largest universities in the nation. Were surrounded by so many chances to do things well never again be able to do. I dont just mean the free movies at the Reitz Union, either. I mean the academic, intellectual and cultural expansions that happen every single day as long as youre willing to engage in them. Im still young, ideological and stupid. But I was even more of all of those things when I came to this school. I thought I might even be a liber tarian! Spoiler: I was wrong. But I learned that by ventur ing out and taking the chance to attend meetings, listen to lectures and see Bob Barr speak to a crowd of supporters, I didnt just grow in knowledge but in experiences that I wouldnt have been able to get if I hadnt made the leap. Ive spent the past several months writing for the Alligator, and its been the sort of experience Id have always kicked myself about if I hadnt taken the initiative to do it. Im not into journalism. Im not an English major. Ive written for a few websites here and there, but Im pretty sure the Internet thing is just a dying fad. So working with the Alligator this semester has been an opportunity I would have never had in any other setting. Its because of this experience that I got bashed by strangers who disagreed with me and misinterpreted by belligerent readers who didnt care for my picture (at least thats what Ive convinced myself they dislike about me). Ive learned that separating partisanship from politics is impossible in any discussion. And Ive gotten to see just how hard it is to appeal to people when youre writing about something other than pop culture. And for all of that, Im thankful. Its the sort of thing that UF provides an unparalleled opportunity to do. Most of you already know this, of course. But its nice to have a reminder. For the rest of you: Trust me on this. Reach out. Take a chance. Expand your mind and seize the day. You Oh, and move out of Broward. Bunk beds really arent that cool. Alex Guilmartin is a psychology and pre-law senior at UF. His column appears on Thursdays. Alex Guilmartinletters@alligator.org

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Letters to the Editor THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7Anti-discrimination should be focus for LGBT community In the past decade alone, the landscape Justin Soto Gainesville resident Minority group needs more attention Arianna Scalone UF Student

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8, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 Country singer Mindy McCready said Wednesday she will probably not be able to bring her 5-year-old son back to Florida to day afternoon because she is nearly seven months pregnant with twins. By not returning as ordered, she risks arrest. McCready said that she and her mother have had a long custody battle in Florida over Zander. Her mother was awarded guardianship in 2007. The battle became more public this week, when the Florida Department of Children and Families said a missing person McCready took Zander from her McCready was able to visit with the boy there because of a court order and the 36-year-old singer said she had spent much of the past month with her son at the home. Her mother and father are divorced. McCready alleges that her son suffered abuse while living one of the reasons why she left with the boy last week. Cready from Nashville, Tenn. going to protect my kid. If I have THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSinger risks arrest in custody case EMILY MORROWAlligator Writer you get older. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Tuesday that obesity screening and behavioral counseling will be covered by Medicare. The center estimated more than 30 percent of current Medicare recipients would be categorized as obese and would therefore qualify for this benAbout 26 percent of Alachua County is obese, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. partment of Health Services Research, Management and Policy, said he views this decision as a worthis also working to prevent other conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. People with a body mass index of 30 or more are considered obese. Body mass index is a meaon his or her height and weight. The normal range for a healthy person is between 18.5 and 25. Under the new Medicare plan, people who qualify can receive six months of free dietary and behavioral counseling sessions. If the patient loses at least 6.6 pounds during the course of the sessions, he or she will be eligible for another six months of sessions.Obesity screenings will now be covered by Medicare, MedicaidEmily Doyle / AlligatorFaculty Fine ArtThe Faculty Art Show at Santa Fe College showcases artwork from numerous faculty members.Duncan ENTERTAINMENT

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9 Haley Stracher / AlligatorHo-Ho-Hello Kenny Holmes, student development specialist at Santa Fe College, waves to the passing vehicles on University Avenue dressed as Santa Claus to spread holiday cheer Wednesday night. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSFlying squirrel invades New Jersey POVERTY CAN AFFECT THEM PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND PHYSICALLY. ASHLEY HEMMYAlligator Contributing Writer NATIONAL

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11 AP PhotoThis image shows the entrance to a cross-border tunnel in San Diego on Tuesday, the latest in a spate of secret passages found to smuggle drugs from Mexico. NATIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Derek Benner

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theA v enue THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Twit Pick @JenKirkman: Sorry to burst your bubble, you patriots, but America isnt the greatest country in the world until theres a pizza by the slice drive-thru.Sexy and I Blog it Check out the Alligators blog round up this week at alligator.org/ uncovered and the lowdown on Barneys Gagas Workshop. Click out of Facebook for a sec and scope out our article on a cute date idea after dark on the UF campus. Courtesy to the Alligator Cozy Coozie Mary Iserman of Knit At The Bar makes knitted items like this anchor coozie. Iserman will be one of the artists featured at the GLAM Indie Craft Show on Sunday. See story, page 16. ERICA A. HERNANDEZAvenue writerTag, youre it! Mars Pub and Laser Tag is the spot for laser tag in Gainesville. With a 3,000-square-foot arena for tag, a variety of beer on tap and the recent addition of subs to its menu, this pub has got it all. Located at 239 W University Ave., the pub is known as a gaming haven. It features Nintendo 64s, classic arcade games, foosball tables, board games and, of course, laser tag. Conscious of its location, Mars Pub offers a $7 rate per 10-minute laser tag game for students versus the $8 regular rate. began serving food. Owners and UF graduates Melissa Del Valle and Gabriel Pena have always wanted to serve food. Now they have reached a point where they can. [Serving food] allowed us to open earlier than we would have without food, and we can also open later, like after 2 a.m., to serve food to people downtown, Del Valle said. But Mars Pub and Laser Tag isnt just for overgrown kids at heart; the pub is kid friendly until 10 p.m., when an age requirement of 18 and older takes effect. We also wanted to give our younger customers something else to do while they are here, she said. A lot of people didnt want to have to leave our place to get food. Everyone just likes to eat. The pub doesnt just serve any food. The new menu features more than 20 sub varieties, four of which are completely vegetarian. Besides the large variety, the menu is home to creative names and wallet-friendly prices ranging from $4 to $8. Names include Mars Over My Hammy and Mario. Its brother sandwich, the Luigi, consists of provolone cheese, salami and capicola. Beyond just low sandwich and laser-tag prices, Mars strives to keep beer prices low, too. Beer specials are available Tuesday through Friday and include Three Dollar Thursday when customers can buy pitchers, tankards and pints of any beer on draft for $3, and TwoCan Tuesday when one can buy two cans of beer for the price of one. For the rest of this story, visit alligator. org/the_avenue. Mars Pub beams up food He Says She Says He Said, she Said: Whats the deal with online dating?Dating sites have bad idea written all over them. Ive always seen them as nothing more than a relationshipfocused Facebook just another online opportunity to creep on people you will probably never get with. My main issue with online dating sites is just that: Its online. Not to sound old fashioned, but whatever happened to meeting people in person? College life serves up ample spend time with them and get to know how they REALLY are. Skimming a persons online lously retouched picture and bombastic autobiography) comes nowhere close to the real thing. Selection is another issue with dating sites. No offense to those who have tried them, but if you then you probably arent the prize of the dating scene. Lynzee Marmor, a 20-yearold journalism junior at UF, said she agrees that college students shouldnt waste their time on a dating site. The best way to meet people in college is to socialize in class, at parties, in school clubs and at socials, Marmor said. Most college students arent busy with a career and family responsibilities where they have to resort to online dating She makes a good point. College should be the easiest time in a semester crush to a serious soul mate. Let your fears and anxieties go and strike up a conversation with somebody new. Youre only in college once. Make it count. JACOB ROMOSERI have sister who is 37 years old. When she was in college, she met a guy at a frater nity party who had caught her eye from across the room as he played pool with a group of friends. The two ended up talking, hitting it off and dating for the next 10 years. Now, they are happily married and have a daughter who is in the second grade. OK, great. But what does this story have to do with online dating, you ask? Well, nothing really, and thats the point. When my sister was in college, the Internet was an infant, an oddity a la Weird Scithe nerd networks. and Greeks alike wondering how they ever survived without the Web. We work, bank, shop, watch movies, snag music and attend class online; we may as well use the net for dating too, right? The funny thing is online dating remains I am absolutely humiliated by the fact that, at one point in time, I had an OkCupid.com ever came of it but I had one nonethefriends who have met spouses online, yet even they wish they had a better meeting I realize that Im being judgmental, but I will stand by the position that online dating is just embarrassing. Maybe this is because its mechanism is a showcase of brutal honesty. The setup invites millions of people to market themselves as desirable and publishes this information out into a virtual meat market. Hi, Im single and looking. Only, instead of seeing a congregation at a club, one merely has to scroll through a list of photos on prowl for a hottie. than face-to-face contact, but I also think that overcoming lifes biggest social challenges brings the most satisfying rewards. Unplug the computer, go outside and spot someone from across the room. KAY BEA dining A lot of people didnt want to have to leave our place to get food. Everyone just likes to eat.Melissa Del Valleco-owner of Mars Pub

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 13 ARYANNA HARRELLAvenue WriterMusic artists albums arent supposed to be available to the dates, but countless CDs are prematurely leaked online, available at no cost to anyone with an Internet connection. Although students are not alactivity through UFs Internet networks, it is easier than ever to obtain pirated music. Im broke, said Victor Ho, 20-year-old engineering sophomore. I never buy CDs. Ho and many other students heard Drakes new album, Take Care, before its Nov. 15 release date when it was leaked online. Free music is so popular now that it is rare for a rap or hip-hop artists music to not be prematurely released, or leaked on the Web, before its scheduled date. Although LimeWire is no longer available for music lovers to use for downloads, there are hundreds of music blogs where fans can directly download music from their favorite artists for free. Some artists, like Wale, a rapper from Washington, D.C., who performed at UF earlier this year, purposely release free music to their fans on Twitter or Facebook. Its just the age we grew up in, said Scott Salzman, 19-yearold comptroller of Student Government Productions at UF. Artists have switched the revenues that they use to gain their money from. Now its more about online support, merchandise and shows. Salzman said he believes that big-time artists dont necessar ily need to make sales from CDs in order to be rich and famous. Students are more likely to show support and appreciation for favorite artists by going to a concert or promoting them on social media sites. Its not like how it used to be anymore, he said. Its not as traditional as when everyone ran down to Specs to pick up an album. Aditya Pamidi, co-founder of production company Wayward Minds and a UF graduate, said although he thinks CD sales are important, artists concert per formances generate much more revenue and allow them to reach out to their fans on a more per sonal level. He said if an artist is a good performer, he or she could be very rich. If you do it right, there is plenty of money to be made elsewhere, he said. I think college students rarely, if ever, buy music. With cheaper prices for shows, more fans can come out, and more money can be made from merchandise sales. Unsigned artist Mac Miller, who charges about $30 for per formance tickets, recently had the No. 1 album on iTunes with his album Blue Slide Park. Artists who charge lower prices for shows are the ones seeming to stand out on the hiphop scene, Pamidi said. I think it has proven that your live show is way more important than before, he said. Pamidi said that at the end of the day, the people who buy CDs will still buy CDs, and the people who dont buy CDs wont. Every single album leaks, he said. I work very closely with lots of people who love music, and none of them buy CDs. Check out these stats below showcasing sales of leaked albums.Modern music era lasers less attention on CDs, more on Web music Leaked album Drake Take Care: 631,000 Wale Ambition: 164,062 J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story: 218,000 Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV: 964,000 Kanye West My Dark Beautiful Twisted Fantasy: 496,000 Stock PhotoWith a decreased focus on CD/album sales, whats that mean for the future of artists in a digital age of pirated music?

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14, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 KIERA WRIGHT-RUIZAvenue Writer Looking for a fun and festive way to give this holiday season? Check out the Avenues crafty side with these DIY projects. Mini Winter Wonderland What: A miniature winter display Who: Immediate family members and friends Price range: $15-$30 4 When to start: Three days in advance Hot glue gun, holiday buttons with characters on them, a glass box with a wooden frame, plastic holiday phrases, 1. Paint the frame of the box with a color of your choosing. Let it dry completely. tom of the inside of the box. 3. Put glitter on top to make it look more decorative. 4. Place holiday buttons throughis still wet to make it look like a winter scene. 5. Hot glue Merry Christmas or Happy holidays on the back glass wall. 6. Let everything dry completely before you give it as a gift.Somewhere Beyond the SeaWhat: nautical net and seashells Who: Family and friends who live out of state Price range: $15-$40 depending on how expensive the jar is. The net and shells are about $10. 2 When to start: One day in advance A glass jar, nautical seashells 1. Open the jar and place seashells around the bottom. 2. Cut netting and place it inside the jar so you can still see the shells.She Will Be LovedWhat: A handmade jewelry box made out of a vintage cigar box Who: Girlfriend, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt or female friend Price range: $5-$10 : 6 When to start: Five days in advance box that opens at the top will work), red felt, tacky glue, thin cardboard or construction paper, modeling glue, basswood, a box cutter and a ruler. 1. Measure the part of the box where you want to put compartments. 2. Use the box cutter and ruler to cut out the pieces of basswood you need. 3. Use the modeling glue to put the pieces of basswood in place for compartments. 4. Line the entire box with felt using tacky glue. Note: Be careful with the glue because if you use too much, it will seep into the fabric. 5. Roll up pieces of thin cardboard or construction paper where you want rings to go, and line with felt. 6. Glue the ring cushions down and let everything dry completely. Better TogetherWhat: A hand-painted longboard* Who: Boyfriend, brother, father, uncle or male friend Price range: $30-$160 depending on if you buy a new longboard Varies based on design When to start: Two weeks in advance board, acrylic paint, brushes in different sizes for details, a pencil and polyurethane clear coat *You can paint anything with a wooden surface the same way. 1. Pick a design. 2. Draw the design on the 3. Paint the design in sections and let it dry completely. 4. Use four coats of polyurethane and let it dry completely in between each coat.Get your hands dirty for the holidays: DIY gifts for your list Carly Coleman / Alligator Somewhere Beyond the SeaCarey Ann Matthews, 20-year-old telecommunication junior, made this jar for her friends birthday. Carly Coleman / Alligator She Will Be LovedCaleb Eathan Generoso, 20-year-old architecture junior, made this jewelry box for his girlfriend as a combined gift for her birthday, Val entines Day and their anniversary. Carly Coleman / Alligator Better TogetherKristen Morrell, 19-year-old pub lic relations sophomore, made this longboard for her boyfriend for Christmas. Carly Coleman / Alligator Mini Winter Wonderland Avenue writer Kiera Wright-Ruiz made this fun craft for her mother for Christmas.Crafts tested out by students in the giving mood Local Craft Stores Michaels Arts and Crafts 3644 SW Archer Road Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft 1220 NW 76th Blvd. Walmart 3570 SW Archer Road

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16, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 MAE BASIRATMANDAvenue WriterIf you didnt feel like being a part of the Black Friday rush, and being trampled after eating two pounds of turkey doesnt sound ists, DIY-ers and anyone with an eye for the unique, the GLAM Indie Craft Show is your perfect solution for checking everyone off of Kim Kruse, GLAM producer, said, GLAM Indie Craft Show is a unique event that provides people with the opportunity to shop from nearly 50 local artists and crafters for selling everything from chalkboard T-shirts to bamboo iPad cases and from custom hula vendors work with up-cycled items to make even have a vendor wholl be offering pet Up-crafted items are old crafts that are recraft shopper but for anyone interested in designer, there will be many art pieces on sale that could add interesting decor to any dorm someone who has been creating for years, even have one guy who turns old silverware into sculptures that you can put in your house If you are really into completing a holiday shopping list, the show includes, but isnt limited to, custom T-shirts, calendars, buttons, handmade soaps, beauty products, jewelry tures vendors that offer unique pieces that are not necessarily mass-produced or found in work really hard to make sure that GLAM is an event that offers unique items that will appeal to folks who like things that are a little off For the college student on a budget, there Since all are homemade, the vendors pride themselves on keeping the products unique show? My main goal with the show is to provide a place for emerging artists and crafters to have a place to showcase their work but also to provide all of the cool people in Gainesville with a place where they can shop for the kinds things directly from the person who actually ally making a difference in your own commuFor more information on the show and for GLAM Indie Craft Show features 50 local artists, quirky pieces Courtesy to the Alligator Kat McKee makes wallets out of up-cycled coffee bags. You can see more at her Coffee Bag Wallets and Salvaged Goods page on Facebook. Courtesy to the Alligator Lindsey McLeod of loveLindseyKaye makes fabulous copper enameled jewelry and accessories, including this seahorse pendant. What: GLAM Indie Craft Show Where: Villa East, 301 N. Main St. When: Sunday, Dec. 4, noon to 5 p.m. Admission: $3 for adults, free for children 10 and younger

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND 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!!! Free 42 Flat-Screen TV!!! 2 pools, 2 bus routes, tons of amenities LexingtonCrossingUF.com Call today! 373.9009 12-7-11-74-1 **ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY** Almost Full for Fall! 2BR/2BA w/Roommate Matching Available Direct Bus Route to Campus! www.EnclaveUf.com 376.0696 12-7-11-74-1 Gainesville Place Apts 4 BUS ROUTES TO UF! 4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive ONLY $449 per person! (352) 271-3131 -GainesvillePlace.com 12-7-74-1 2/2s & 3/3s RMM Match HUGE Walk In Closet Prem Cable & Hi Speed Intrnt Incld 12-7-11-74-1 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalkapt.com 352-337-9098 12-7-74-1 MOVE IN TODAY! All Inclusive 3 & 4 bds Steps from SFC4/4s @ $349UPGRADES AVAILABLE $399 Only $9.99 to sign & $100 Credit 352.379.9300 12-7-11-74-1 $795-2/2 Furnished Apt. On bus route, 1.5 miles to UF campus. W/D, AC, Cable and internet included. Pool, Fitness ctr., computer lab. No application fee. 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 1Bed/1Bath available in 4/4 in beautiful gated Countryside complex. $385/mo incl all utils, cable, internet, etc. Big Screen tv in living room! Available for spring sublease. Shahrouz.ebadian@gmail.com or 754-281-5023 1-9-11-6-1 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. 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18, ALLIGATOR Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 12-7-11-74-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 12-7-11-74-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 1BRs $425-495 2BR/1.5BA, W/D $580 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-7-11-74-2 !! LIVE LIFE ON THE BOARDWALK !! 1/1 Flats & Cool Lofts! 2/2s and 3/2s Pets Loved! Pools Cardio Tanning Tennis Washer/Dryers HUGE Floor Plans! 377-7401 BoardwalkApt.com 12-7-11-74-2 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 2-3-91-2The 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 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 laun dry 372-3783 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. 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Available for Spring and Summer. Contact 954-562-3578 for questions. 1-911-7-2 SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 2BR/1.5BA close to UF, Shands,Vet School $625 w/ 1 month free; $595 selected units. Contact our office to inquire about student specials!!!! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041/352.376.6720 4-25-11-80-2 TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $650/mo + sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. Available now. 941-204-1304 or 352-2153160 1-9-11-7-2 OVERPAYING TO LIVE NEAR CAMPUS? 1,2&3 BR's in quiet nbhd ONE mile to Reitz. Washer/dryer, H2O, gas incld. NO CAPS! Tons of parking. On buses 1, 12 & Later Gator. Check us out Country Village 373.2700 12-7-11-6-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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. 12-2-10-3 Bedroom w/ own bathroom avail $365 (unfurn) or $385 (furn) for 9 mo lease. Price all-inclusive (rent/util/cable/internet). Washer/dryer/ dishwasher. Pets ok. On 9/35 bus routes. ~1.5 miles from UF. Student/young professional pref. Avail ASAP. 850-585-4405. 1-9-11-9-3 Beautiful 2bdrm/2 bath with loft town home apartment for sublease at Cobblestone. Each apartment has washer and dryer in unit and built in microwave. Free extended cable with HBO included. $999/mo. 386-972-2425 12-5-4-3 December FREE! Move in NOW for Spring Semester. Cabana Beach--2 bdrm/2 bath, furnished plus W/D. $509/per person. (352) 552 1757. 1-13-11-10-3 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. 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 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 Bedroom w/ own bathroom avail $365 (unfurn) or $385 (furn) for 9 mo lease. Price all-inclusive (rent/util/cable/internet). Washer/dryer/ dishwasher. Pets ok. On 9/35 bus routes. ~1.5 miles from UF. Student/young professional pref. Avail ASAP. 850-585-4405. 1-9-11-9-4 4/2 2 blocks from Campus. $350 including internet and cable. 814-440-3325 jfidorra@hotmail.com 2-13-11-30-4 Male roommate needed 4 BR house, 14 blks from campus. Safe & secure NW neigh borhood. Great deck & yard. Clean, nicely furn, new appl, $575/mo incl util, w/d. AJ 561.718.5567 1-9-11-6-4SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 1-9-116-4 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 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

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ALLIGATOR **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 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-7-70-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 12-7-11-74-10 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway... bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 12-7-10-74-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 12-7-74-10 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 KAYAK HOBIE MIRAGEFishing Pedal Kayak. Excellent condition $900. "Cadillac of Kayaks" 386-438-8737 12-53-10MICROSCOPE BAUSCH & LOMBBalplan Model, 5 head. Was $2500. In very good condition. Asking $1900. 386-438-8737 12-5-3-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 12-774-11 12-7-11-74-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 12-7-11-74-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 12-7-11-74-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 12-7-11-74-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 12-7-74-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 12-7-1174-12 I Buy Junk Cars & ScrapCall Anytime 352-443-1100 Titles only1-9-11-50-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECKS!!!! 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECKS CASH VEHICLES $999 & UP! 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 92 EAGLE TALON $999 89 FORD BRONCO $999 94 FORD TAURUS $999 96 HONDA ACCORD $1499 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 96 CADILLAC DEVILLE $1999 95 NISSAN 200SX $1999 98 FORD F250 $2500 02 CHEVY BLAZER $4999 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 96 TOYOTA CAMRY $1999 98 PONTIAC GRAND AM $1999 01 DODGE NEON $1999 00 OLDS ALERO $2500 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES CERTIFIED USED VEHICLES NO CREDIT CHECK MOVE VEHICLES $500 & UP! 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8900 04 HONDA ACCORD $8999 03 MITS ECLIPSE $7999 05 TOYOTA CAMRY $10999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 07 SUZUKI VITARA $12999 04 HONDA ODYSSEY $9999 05 SUZUKI XLT $9999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 12-7-74-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-7-74-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 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

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20, ALLIGATOR VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICOWanted English Instructor. ($300 Fee covers transportation, room, board for 10 days) www.goodnewscorps.org 904-402-2377 1-9-11-6-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. 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 VIDEO TECH ACCOUNTING EDITOR AVIATION EDITOR PROOFREADER LINUX ADMIN ACT COORDINATOR GRAPHICS DESIGNER X-PLANE DEVELOPER SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Career and non-career positions available. Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment 1-911-17-14 Sanford Office looking for General Dentist to work with a great team. Part-Time(onetwo 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 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 $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 P/T Tutoring Spring Semester 2012: college courses: algebra, poli sci, & history for local non-profit serving learning disabled college students. Please call 352-335-8966 or email resume to reports@academic-success.net. 12-7-8-14 Sun Country Sports is hiring now for Front Desk/Customer Service, Boys & Girls Gymnastics & Tumbling Coaches! Applications (required for consideration) at www.suncountrysports.com/jobs.html. Email HR@suncountrysports.com for more info. 12-5-11-5-14 Retired Professor seeks assistane from mathematics graduate student with calcula tions. For further details please call 352-3353843 12-2-11-3-14 NOW HIRING Outstanding Notetakers and Editors SPRING 2012 ADV3008 ENT3003 MAR3023 BSC2010 ENY1001 MUH4016 BSC2011 FOS2001 PSY2012 BUL4310 GEB3373 RTV3405 ECO2013 MAN3025 STA2023 ECO2023 MAN4504 and more! Apply online at www.SmokinNotes.com 1-23-11-15-14 WEB DEVELOPERS Multiple Openings Internet company in downtown Gainesville seeks talented full-time site builders. Front end and/or back end. HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL. High pay, fun environment! Send resume to hr@digitalbrands.com. 1-12-1110-14 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 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) All Womens Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 12-7-74-16 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) for the Gainesville Urbanized Area announces a pulic meeting to which all interested persons are invited. DATE & TIME: December 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm PLACE; Jack Durrance Auditorium, County Administration Building, Gainesville, Florida PURPOSE; Regular Business Meeting of the MTPO A copy of the agenda may be obtained by calling 352-955-2200, visiting our website at www.ncfrpc.org (click Transportation MTPO), or appearing in person, during regular business hours, at 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, familial status, religious status, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Persons who require special accommoda tions under the Americans With Disabilites Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Marlie Sanderson at 352-955-2200, extension 103, at least seven (7) days before the public meeting. 12-1-1-20 WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKETEvery Sat & Sun Hwy 30115 min from Gainesville 468-2255 12-7-141-21 SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTSOpen To Public We-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 12-7-10-74-21Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 12-7-74-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND. THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 12-7-74-16 A Woman's Answer Medical Center Think you might be pregnant? Testing, confidential advising Referrals 352-376-2716 12-7-11-74-16 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. Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS)Basic Life Support(BLS) and CPR classes to fit your schedule.American Heart Association Card issued. Training Gators for over 15 years!! Call Cardiac One(352)494-4217. 1-9-11-11-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 12-7-74-18 Best religion? NO religion! Get to know your Creator. See why the Bible is unique. Try "www.godonthe.net/evidence/codes.htm" (entire page). You Tube. "Chuck Missler Isaiah 53 Bible Code" and "Chuck Missler Hidden Torah Message Bible Code". 1-911-9-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG What To WatchTune in to FS Florida or ESPN3.com at 8 p.m. Friday to watch the Florida womens basketball team play No. 11 Rutgers in Daytona Beach. New PodcastCheck out alligatorSports.org or iTunes for the latest edition of the podcast featuring host Greg Luca and staff writers Matt Watts and Tom Green breaking down Urban Meyer/OSU, the FSU loss and next seasons team. Florida is unseeded entering the NCAA Championship for only the second time under Mary Wise (left). See story, page 22. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffUF forward Erik Murphys knee injury is not as severe as the team originally thought. The junior will miss Fridays game at Syracuse, but could return against Arizona next week. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer After tests during the Thanksgiving holiday revealed Erik Murphy had a torn meniscus, the Gators were grateful to learn this week their starting forwards knee injury was not as severe as originally thought. Coach Billy Donovan said the swelling in Mur phys right knee is due to a bone bruise. The tear that showed up in an MRI and X-rays on Saturday was from a prior injury Murphy suffered as a sophomore in high school. When Murphy was 16, his doctor decided he didnt need surgery to repair the torn cartilage. The confusion over the state of his current injury ended early this week once Floridas doctors received the old test results from Jay Murphy, Eriks father, and compared them with the most recent tests. Eriks dad [and the doctors] did a really good job of putting their heads together and trying to gather all of the information before they made any decision because it was during Thanksgiving when this happened, Donovan said. At least right now, everybody is on the same page in terms of what theyre doing rehab-wise. And then well see how he responds the next couple days. Donovan said Murphy will not have to undergo surgery and that it should take him 10-14 days to recover from his injury. Wednesday was Day 7. While Murphy will not play at No. 4 Syracuse (70) on Friday, Donovan could see him being ready to play when No. 10 Florida (5-1) hosts Arizona (5-2) next Wednesday. He actually can get back to doing as much as hes capable of withstanding, so I dont know if nitely hell be put in a situation where hes getting a chance to run, move laterally, shoot, all of those kind of things, Donovan said. Murphy missed Floridas last two wins against Forward Murphy will not require surgery on knee UF SHOOTING 41.3 PER CENT FROM BEYOND ARC IN LAST THREE GAMES. JOE MORGANAlligator Writer Beyond the arc has been a dark place at times for the Gators this season. four games, shooting just 21.9 percent from 3-point range. However, in the last three games, the Gators have made 19 of 46 threes, spearheaded by senior guard Jordan Jones 8-of21 clip. Our mindset is always, Get the ball inside and thats eventually going to open up easy shots from the outside, Jones said. Senior guard Lanita Bartley has played a role in Floridas increased shooting success. She has made 4 of 6 attempts from 3-point range and aver aged 18.7 points in her last three games. That makes us really tough to guard when one of our best penetrators is also knocking down shots behind the arc, coach Amanda Butler said. The Gators (6-1) started off the season aggressive from the 3-point line. Florida took 27 threes in a 69-66 season-opening loss to Michigan, converting on 10 of those attempts. But sophomore guard Jater 6 from deep, and Jones missed In the following wins against Stetson, Florida State and Hampton, UF made just 4 of 37 attempts from beyond the arc. The Gators shot 1 of 10 against the Hatters, but Butler was encouraged by the shot selection and reduction in attempts from three.Gators starting to heat up from threeSEE W-HOOPS, P A GE 23 SEE HOOPS, P A GE 23THE RALLYTyler: Picking apart Flor idas faults is like choos ing the biggest tool during rush week: There are almost too many options. on one thing and say, This is it, Muschamp said, not referring to frat bros. Yes, the Gators had plenty of problems this year. But, more than anything, they need to upgrade their running game if they want to improve in 2012. Florida ranks 75th in the nation in rushing yards per game with 144, a number that isnt terrible on the sur face. But against the countrys best teams, and even some downright average ones, the Gators couldnt run the ball when it mattered: UF averaged just 61.8 yards per game in its six losses. Matt: Sure, sure, Floridas running game was bad at times, but it wasnt the biggest problem the team faced. In four of the six games the Gators lost, they had a chance to win only to blow it away with turnovers. At minus-11, UF ranked 114th out of 120 BCS teams in turnover margin. Thats not just bad, its abysmal. And although Muschamp said you cant put your he pointed to before the season as most important: turnovers. In six wins, the Gators posted a margin of plus-1. In six losses, they were minus-12. That issue was never more glar season, when Floridas defense held Florida State to less than 100 yards of offense but lost the game because of four interceptions. Tyler: Muschamp actually pointed out two stats as being key: turnovers and explosive plays. Florida only busted 60 runs longer than 10 yards, which ranks 51st in the country. With running backs What is UFs biggest problem going into ? Matt Wattstwitter: @wattmatts Donovan Tyler Jetttwitter: @tyler__jett SEE THE RALLY, P A GE 23

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22, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 NiagraThe Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions cruised through their conference slate, going 17-1, but were me diocre in 15 non-conference games, going 8-7. The Purple Eagles are led by a strong backcourt that includes 2011 MAAC Libero of the Year Sam Morgan. Northern IowaAfter amassing a 32-1 regular season record, the Panthers Volleyball Coaches Association rankings but were given third-straight Missouri Valley Conference tournament title, Player of the Year nod for senior setter Bre Payton and MVC #6 Game: Friday @ 8:00 P.M. Florida unseeded and on the road. MissouriOne of the tournaments youngest teams, the Tigers regu larly start just one senior to go with three freshmen and two sophomores. As a future member of the Southeastern Game: Friday Game: Saturday @ 8:30 P.M. Winner of this game adavances to Gainesville for the third round Shawn Janetzke / Alligator StaffUF VOLLEYBALL BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer When Florida takes the court Friday night to begin the NCAA tournament, it will be thrown into a scenario equal parts familiar and different. In one light, it will be the Gators 21st consecutive appearance in college volleyballs December tradition. However, for just the second time in those 21 years, No. 17 Floridas players will look around and see strange surroundings. OConnell Center will be the McLeod Center, the 6,750-seat home of the Northern Iowa Panthers. Were ready to show people that we should have Brown said. We do have a little chip on our shoulder For just the second time under Wise, the Gators were not awarded one of the 16 seeds the NCAA tournament offers, meaning both a road setting for ups. In order to make it back to Gainesville for the NCAA Regionals, Florida will have to get past Missouri, which went 21-12 in the tough Big 12 Conference, as well as a probable matchup with No. 12 Northern Iowa. Easily one of the toughest opponents weve ever Missouri. Well be in a huge battle just to get out Five seniors will be faced with the tall task of making sure their Florida careers dont end in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Kristy Jaeckel said. Maybe you can get a little bit comfortable when youre home. Going on the road, After touting her teams rsum after the Gators night when the selection committees decisions were announced. Southern California, the nations No. 1 team in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Poll, war ranted just a No. 7 seed in the tournament. Florida State, which was swept by Florida on Aug. 30 and has one more loss than UF does this season, was awarded the No. 12 seed. Northern Iowa, which was ranked But it was how Southeastern Conference champion Tennessee, the No. 14 seed, got treated that irked Wise the most. The committee didnt give a whole lot of love There are a couple head-scratchers there, but those are things were not going to think about right now. Unseeded Florida has chip on shoulder entering tournament David Carr / AlligatorUF coach Mary Wise and the Gators volleyball team are unseeded in the NCAA tournament for just the second time in 21 years.

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built on breakaway speed and nothing else, that performance is not good enough. Florida needed more long runs, because it wasnt getting anything else. Floridas top-three rushers weigh an average of 187.7 pounds. Look at the best two running teams in the country, Alabama and LSU, teams Muschamp dreams of having. The Crimson Tides top-three backs average 230 pounds. The Tigers runners average 217.7. negative-8 yards on four carries, each time ignoring a running lane up the middle while trying to bounce outside. Attention running back recruits Mike Davis and Matt Jones, both of whom weigh 200 pounds: Expect to make the weight room and the dining hall your second and third homes when you arrive. Matt: In the long run, explosive plays arent as big a factor in losing games as turnovers, and theres no denying it. In losses to Auburn, Georgia and Florida State games the Gators aver aged 33.6 yards rushing Florida would have won each time had it not turned the ball over in pivotal moments. both set up by muffed punts. Against Georgia, the Bulldogs scored 14 points off Gators turnovers. And you already know that Florida State didnt stand a chance if John Brantley and Jacoby Brissett didnt throw the game away. Whether the team has big backs next season doesnt matter nearly as much if it continues to give the ball away. As Muschamp so eloquently put it: Fumbles? They arent good. The defense also shares some culpability here, as that unit forced just 12 takeaways this season, which ranked 113th in the nation. West Virginia and USC are the only two ranked teams outside the top 80 in takeaways. If you give the ball away, and cant take it back, little else matters. Football is about the ball, after all. Tyler: But if you can control the line of scrimmage, you will win almost every time. Floridas inability to run was highlighted in short-yardage situations. When the Gators needed 3 yards or less on third downs this year, they converted only 51 percent of the time. Tim Tebow isnt walking through those doors. On Saturday, Florida converted one of three short-yardage third downs. In a game when points were at a premium, the Gators were especially hurt in the second quarter when they couldnt move the chains at the FSU 15-yard line. On third and 1, Hunter Joyer was stuffed up the middle. On fourth and 1, Trey Burton somehow managed to lose 14 yards on a quarterback sneak in what can only be described as the worst college football play of all time. Matt: And after all of that, after all the embarrassing plays, the lack of a run game or a receiver of note, Florida still would have won the game if they didnt turn the ball over. Its really that simple. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org and Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator.org. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 23 Alligator StaffWith Murphy out, Gators will depend on Yeguetes reboundingJacksonville and Stetson, but he was walking without crutches on Wednesday. lar starter, Murphy averaged 10 points and four rebounds. While he is shooting 57 percent from three, it is the 6-foot-10 Murphys length that will be needed most against the Orange this week. Syracuse boasts two starting big men in 6-foot-9 Rakeem Christmas and 7-foot Fab Melo. Without Mur phy, the Gators have relied heavily on 6-foot-7 forward Will Yeguete to help carry the rebounding load along with center Patric Young. Yeguete, a sophomore, played a career-high 26 minutes and had against Stetson with 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. This will be a different kind of challenge because, one, we played team with Erik, Donovan said. Frontcourt-wise we had somebody that can deal with (Ohio State forward Deshaun) Thomas. This is a little bit different with Fab Melo and Rakeem Christmas. So even when weve played some fourtime we will have faced a team with this kind of length being a little bit limited size-wise across our front line. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org. HOOPS, from page 21 This will be a different kind of challenge because, one, we played in Columbus Erik.Billy DonovanUF coachDavid Carr / Alligator StaffSophomore guard Jaterra Bonds (10) is shooting just 17 percent beyond the arc this season on 23 attempts. Needles has surgery on left kneeThe Gators attempted just three shots from beyond the arc in the second half after struggling to convert on seven long-range opportunities in My shot feels really good, said sophomore forward Lily Svete, who is 2-of-11 from beyond the arc this season. Im because I feel like its going to go in, so I guess Im doing all I can do. Floridas recent surge from 3-point range will need to continue if it wants to pull its second upset of a ranked opponent this season against No. 11 Rutgers (6-0) when the teams play tomorrow at 8 in Daytona Beach. None of us ever doubted that our threes were going to fall, Butler said. I give them credit for not hitting the panic button when those shots werent falling. Needles undergoes sur gery: Freshman guard Carlie Needles had surgery Wednesday on a torn ACL and meniscus in her left knee. Needles sustained the season-ending injury during an intra-squad scrimmage in practice Nov. 6. W-HOOPS, from page 21 THE RALLY, from page 21

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