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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 74 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida He wants to clean up the city, get rid of biomass plant, pg 5. Darts and LaurelsUF provides accommodations for deaf students. See story, page 8.Students collect books for Haiti library Cap-Haitian, pg. 4. 79 /40 FORECAST 2 CLASSIFIEDS 12 CROSSWORD 15 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff poinsettia sale in North America, according to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. MINA RADMAN Alligator WriterIts large red leaves are synonymous with Christmas. Its seen in photographs with snow-frosted edges. But in the six greenhouses becan be found in a variety of colors and sizes, from hot pink Luv-UPink to bright pink and red Ice Punch. More than 6,000 plants have been grown in the heated greenhouses during four months, and 3,000 of them will be sold Thursday and Friday in the 16th annual Poinsettia Show and Sale. The sale is the UF Environfundraiser and the largest poinsettia sale in North America, according to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The sale helps fund the clubs international horticulture trips and the national horticulture competiNorth Americas largest poinsettia sale returns Thursday LIFESTYLE MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writer Adam Rozenbergs family gathers every year on Christmas Eve to roast a pig. in her grandmothers house, where her aunts and uncles tell the young ones about immigrating to the U.S. Kevin Frenchs family decorates the tree These are but a few of the traditions UF students will celebrate in the coming weeks. ments on students lips as they lounge on their couches. During that time of relaxation, some students will celebrate their families traditions whether the traditions are centuries-old customs or recent family habits. Rozenberg, a 19-year-old electrical engineering sophomore, said he isnt sure why his Cuban family roasts a pig every Christmas Eve. It starts simply a gathering at his uncles place but, soon enough, someone breaks out the alcohol and everybody gets drunk. The next day, hell wake up at 8 a.m. as a joke to bother his sleeping parents. pestering him weeks beforehand to put up decorations, he said. said her family drives to her grandmothers Students celebrate holidays with annual family traditions SOME PILLS, SUCH AS YAZ AND YASMIN, MAY INCREASE RISK OF BLOOD CLOTS. CLARE LENNON Alligator Writer U.S. Food and Drug Administration committees plan to meet Thursday to discuss the risks of some birth control pills, including Yaz and Yasmin. Birth control pills that include drospirenone might be associated with an increased risk of blood clots, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration preliminary study. Drospirenone is a form of the contraceptive hormone progestin. The preliminary study found that women who take pills containlikely to be at risk for blood clots than women on other contraceptives. The FDA announcement also listed smoking, obesity and family history as factors that can increase the chance of a blood clot. cialist Samantha Evans said students Yaz or Yasmin because they have seen advertisements or know someone who takes one of them. FDA to discuss risk of some birth control pillsSEE POINSETTIAS, PAGE 8 SEE BIRTH, PAGE 8 SEE HOLIDAYS, PAGE 8 Without the sale, I dont know what would happen to the club. Gina DeFalcoenvironmental horticulture senior I want free As.Kevin Frenchmaterials science and engineering freshman

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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 74 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HHAPPENING?Imperial Animality: Stratifications of Human/Non-Human Animal Assignments Today, 11:45 a.m. Turlington Hall 3312 The Center for European Studies presents Sarah Lewis Mitchem, Ph.D. candidate in the English department, who will talk about colonial anthropocentric ideology cataloging humankind as separate from animals. Graduate Christian Fellowship Today 6:30 p.m. Christian Study Center, 112 NW 16th St. Come for a Christmas party. To participate in the white elephant gift exchange, bring a wrapped present (less than $10). Contra Dance Dec. 17, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thelma Boltin Center Hosted by the Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society. The band, Full Circle, is from Jacksonville, and the caller is Alice Milmoe. Cost is $5 for students and people younger than 21 and $8 for everyone else. No partner or experience needed. Child care is provided. New dancers should arrive at 7:30 p.m. for an introductory workshop. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats George said about 20 veterinar ians, representatives of the state agriculture department and others plan to track down Waldo in the next few weeks, trap him and move him to an animal sanctuary. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIowa town auctioning off right to name creekKALONA, Iowa One Iowa town is hoping to raise money for sidewalks by auctioning off naming rights to a local creek. The creek in Kalona is currently known simply as West Drainage Ditch. The naming rights will be posted on eBay. City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh told the Iowa City Pressonline auction will help the city reach its goal of doing $200,000 in improvements to area sidewalks. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the Jan. 9 newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. on Jan. 8. 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.NATINATIONANALConnecticut town vexed trying to catch bull on the looseMILFORD, Conn. A posse hopes to catch Waldo, a bull that escaped a farm in July and has been loose in Milford, Conn. The Connecticut Post reports that an attempt to corral the 700-pound black Angus failed Nov. 20. In the next few weeks, cer Rick George says Waldo has been traveling with and grazing with a herd of deer. Last month, volunteers put up a steel fence around Waldos hideout in Milford but he rammed it and escaped.RAIN 79/40 PARTLY CLOUDY 64/50 PARTLY CLOUDY 71/51 PARTLY CLOUDY 69/51 PARTLY CLOUDY 69/51 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY

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IT IS THE FIRST PUBLIC LIBRARY IN CAP-HAITIAN. MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Staff WriterSeveral UF organizations are partnering to collect books and public library in Cap-Haitian, a city in northern Haiti. Projects for Haiti Inc., a nonprofit organization started by two UF students, will send a group of about 30 people to Haiti from March 3 to March 9 to set up the library, said co-founder Bertrhude Albert. Volunteers will also be helping build a church, working at orphanages, teaching English classes and doing other work during the trip. Alberts father, Isaac, runs a church there, but moved it to a new building and donated the old one to the organization in September. Albert, a 21-year-old English sestory building will be converted to a community center that will host different events. brary, which will include books ranging from childrens stories to novels. The library will be split into four sections of books according to language: English, French, Spanish and Creole. Hopefully, with this library, its going to be an arena for people to try to learn English, Albert said. Knowing the English language can help give Haitians an edge when applying for jobs, she said. Projects for Haiti is getting help from several organizations in collecting books and raising money to fund this library, including the Center for Latin American Studies, UF McNair Scholars Program, Club Creole, Gators United for Haiti and Chi Alpha at UF. The book drop-off station for the McNair Scholars Program is on the The Center for Latin American Studies has a book drop-off station I know that this library is going to bring so much hope to northern Haiti and equip Haitians in a powerful way. Im always seeing if people want to partner up with us, work, but its worth it. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 Courtesy to AlligatorUF students spent time with children living at an orphanage during a service trip they took to Haiti during spring break this year. Projects for Haiti Inc. is planning a second trip to Haiti in March. Students collecting books for new public library in Haiti CLAIRE MILLERAlligator Contributing Writerafternoon. Gator Robotics, along with students from the Intelligent Machines Design Laboratory course, is showcasing more than 20 machines from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Camilo Buscaron, a 22-year-old computer engineering junior and president of Gator Robotics, said this is the Were hoping to make UF the leading university for robotics, Buscaron said. tend. One robot to be showcased is the InstiGator, which won a division of the ION Robotic Lawn Mower Competition in 2011. Three or four internationally recognized submarines, including the SubjuGator, will also be shown. Weve built these robots from scratch and throughout the semester, Buscaron said. Kevin French, an 18-year-old material sciences and engineering freshman, said he knew he wanted to join a robotics club when he came to UF. He currently is working on a robot that can solve mazes and eventually follow a line. French doesnt know what profession he wants to specialize in after school, but he said the club is helping him decide. Theyve made me realize that I think I want to switch my major to aerospace or mechanical [engineering], French said.Robotics club, class to showcase machines at Reitz ON caCAMPUSBuscaron

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MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterDeep in his cavern of pearls, Selwach searches for new treasure. Selwach, the 49-year-old owner of Best Jewelry & Loan Pawn Brokers, is one of eight people running for the At-Large 1 seat on the Gainesville City Commission. This seat on the commission. and trading for 26 years hopes to spend three years negotiating with city politicians. A woman brought a golden piece of jewelry to Selwach at a counter in his pawn shop. He looked at it for two seconds. Another woman set a gleaming mandolin in front of him. People walk in from the parking side painting, which is made to look like a galaxy of orange, yellow and blue planets plus a spaceship. Selwach goes through their orders at Scattered around his pawn shop are knickknacks or treasures, depending on who you talk to. An Egyptian bust gazes over the line of customers. A chest-high stack of books sits next to a 5-foot-tall stack of drums. Two Publix Grade A egg car tons hold a dozen golf balls each. A Dance Man slot machine rests on a counter top. Ten blue lawn signs that read in a cracked plastic bin. At the front of the store is Selwach himself, clad in a button-down white shirt and jeans with straight hair that falls three inches down his shoulders. Born in Queens, N.Y., he moved to Miami when he was 3 and grew up near Little Havana. When he was 17, he enrolled at UF as a business student and earned He left to open his pawn shop at 22. He was, and still is, 21 credits He said he tried to go back to colan injury kept him away after a bus crashed into his car. He said he is running for city commission again because people keep asking him to run. When he gets excited about what around his body to emphasize his points. biomass plant, keeping the commising up trash in the city. The best thing about Gainesville is our clean air, our clean water, our real environmentalist Whatever we do to the web of life, we do to a policy that would change closing hours from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. for city bars but would require bars to stop serving alcohol at 2 a.m. you want to party like that, you can do it at home and buy your liquor ALLIGATOR, 5 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffRichard Selwach, owner of Best Jewelry & Loan Pawn Brokers, is one of eight people running for the AtLarge 1 seat on the Gainesville City Commission. He wants to clean up city, get rid of biomass plant Im an environmentalist. A real environmentalist Whatever we do to the web of life, we do to ourself.Richard Selwachowner of Best Jewelry & Loan Pawn Brokers

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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 EditorialWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Did you read the Alligator at all this semester?63 TOTAL VOTES67% YES 33% NOMondays question: Are you actually doing evaluations for your professors?Well, its the end of the Fall semester, and this is the last issue of the year. Although its Wednesday, we cant end the year without giving you our last well-we-sure-havehad-fun-pissing-you-off-this-semester edition of ...Darts and Laurels give you two fresh items worthy of attention. Then, we will revisit some other big events this semester. To start off, were going to pelt a better-not-pack-yourDART to the TSA for detaining a Florida teen because her purse had an image of a pistol on it. Good call, TSA. Wouldnt want her to hijack the plane with her purse. Next, for showing a tremendous level of creativity, we give an enjoy-your-free-physical-exams-in-prison LAUREL to Phillip Winikoff. Winikoff was recently sentenced to 13 months in jail for posing as a doctor and going door to door giving free breast exams. Who in their right mind would agree to this? Now, its time to look at some highlights from this semester. First, we toss a trying-to-protect-us-by-controlling-us DART to all of the busybodies this year who have tried to get us to behave by regulating, taxing and, if that doesnt work, banning everything we do. This semester, we have of sexual harassment, taxing Christmas trees to promote Christmas trees, overcrowding prisons with non-violent drug offenders, banning empty water bottles from football games, enforcing laws against nonmarried couples living together and banning kayaks at Poe Springs. After a year of controversy, we give a thanks-forLAUREL to the Gainesville City Commission for ending the limit on meals that can be given to the homeless at soup kitchens in the city. These sorts of ordinances do way more harm than good, and the city made the right decision. Of course, we cannot end the semester without giving a way-to-screw-up-in-every-possible-way-imaginable DART to the UF Student Government. You screwed up the elections, pretended like nothing went wrong and, when the facts were presented to you, held no one accountable for your mistakes. Good job. you-for-giving-us-a-purpose LAUREL to the Alligator readers. Without our readers, there would be no point in doing what we do every week. We also want to thank all of our readers for interacting with the Alligator on the website and through letters to the editor. We have enjoyed the discussion. Have a fun and safe break, and be sure to check back next semester! Life after college still full of uncertaintyL I mean that on a general level and also personal. Life is always in motion, but for me in particular, graduation looms in less than two weeks. Graduation, as many of you are probably experiencing, will come with a lot of changes. Apart from the Ill never take a class again, but I feel like kindergarten was yesterday shock, graduation for me will soon mean moving to a new city for a job. Itll mean a year and a half, for a position in another (much larger) newsroom. Itll mean having to live in a world where not everything is orange and blue. And when contemplating the future of life after graduation, I found so much has happened in the past few years that Im only realizing now. These past few years have been about discovering that learning is more than memorizing the contents of a book. exciting characters (including several at the Alligator), and the struggle between parents expectations and personal dreams that dont match up. week college is just nothing but continuous stress. But then theres the fact that college is the perfect limbo status. Being in college means growing up and taking responsibilities, but its also a time when you still get to be a goofy kid at heart. The real world of full-time jobs and bills, bills, bills none of which Bright Futures can help you with is still, for most, lingering in the distance. From the time I was a high school freshman, I had my college career planned to a T. And Ive executed that plan. The time spent executing that plan was supposed to be the time where I made my next plan a plan for the rest of my life after college. But it didnt happen. I hit this last semester and realized I had no real plans for life after graduation. The things I had wanted not so long ago like a masters degree in creative writing were things I didnt want anymore. I remember thinking a couple of years ago that after college, Id have all of the answers. Graduating with a probable job already in hand, I may have more security than most. But do I have all of the answers? No. If anything, I have more questions. me, as it is for many others. Its a time when people who thought they knew who they were, what made them happy and what they wanted discover they may not really know at all. And thats a bonding experience. You make friends with those around you because in the short term, your lives all have the same immediate goal: graduation. But the world is bigger than college, and life after graduation means confronting the fact that anyone could, and will, go anywhere and everywhere. Chahta Hai (What the Heart Wants), expresses to his friends after graduation, Well soon set sail for our destinations. Our destinations might not coincide. Were friends for life, he says, but we dont know where life will take us. Some of us have an idea where were going and with whom; some of us have none. And thats OK. Because, in the end, life is a series of moments, and even the best of us cant plan everything because everything inevitably changes. To the freshmen, let me share a bit of outgoing senior college. life and that I shouldnt try. Caitlin OConner is a journalism senior at UF. She is also copy desk chief and a blogger for the Alligator. Caitlin OConnercoconnor@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 Greed stands in the way of American DreamTravis Hornsbys column this week completely missed the mark. He failed to understand why millions of Americans are frustrated with the 1 percent. The 99 percent are upset because the world has percent gobble them up and leave nothing for the rest of us. Heres another take on John Lockes apple tree metaphor. Sure, if you pick the apples from the tree, you have done the work and are entitled to said apples. But imagine a small group of people picking more than they can eat and not giving the rest of us an opportunity to pick any. We were willing to do the work, and there were plenty of apples to go around. Heck, there were even enough apples for some to pick extra, but the small group had to be greedy. Heres another example. If Im told my whole life that the American dream is to own a home, and a reputable bank sells me a mortgage for a $250,000 home when I only make $50,000 (Hornsbys example ment), whose fault is it that I trusted the bank to not take a stupid risk? In reality, banks made mountains of cash selling mortgages to people who couldnt afford them. The bank was the sleazy used car salesman, and I was the poor sap who didnt know much about cars but was told by experts that I made the right move. Mitchell Norton president of the Alachua County Young Democrats and UF grad student Letter to the EditorA plan currying favor with the Occupy Wall Street crowd is loan forgiveness, which serves to under Loan forgiveness is a concept where loans will be for given after a certain period of time is reached or a certain set of circumstances are met. It can also involve payment by a third party. Given the level of government debt, this is unwise and unlikely. This program would be little more than a backdoor tax to pay for education without talking about realities. This is a pipe dream by a bunch of hippies who fail to understand how loans work. Student loans are given by institutions based on a principle plus interest to be amortized including the risk that students will default on their loans. Loan forgiveness is a default minus the hit to a students credit that would happen otherwise. It basically wipes the slate clean. The student gains, the bank loses. By the bank losing money, the institution is forced to make it up somehow, because there is no such thing as a free lunch. A loan forgiveness program is asking the bank to take a hit unless the federal government pays the bank back. Occupy Wall Street would prefer it if banks were the ones taking the check. In order to make up for forgiveness, banks will be forced to increase interest rates. These rates will be high enough to harm students who had every intention of paying off their debt. This is where another person without a background in common sense would step in with the idea of a government-enforced ceiling on interest rates. This idea would also fail to gain traction. By setting a government ceiling, rates would not be allowed to exceed a certain amount. Students would pay the lower rate regardless of the actual risk they might default. This would be great, except banks would most likely lose money at the rate acceptable to Occupy Wall Street. Loan forgiveness strikes at the very core of responsibility. The idea that it is acceptable to shirk a responsibility about which someone gave their word is just a sign of the unfortunate times we live in. College is expensive. No one denies that point, but banks should not have to take a loss for your education. The art of appealing to constituents is often a disgusting pushing a program further disseminated by liberal propaganda. Here is the rebuttal: Loans should not be forgiven except under extraordinary circumstances. If college is too expensive, schools should consider letting in more students rather than continuing to boast about their student-teacher ratios and rejection rates. Ultimately, loan forgiveness does little to change the cost of education; it only serves to scapegoat major banks. For this reason, we must pass. William Stetson is a columnist for the Daily Evergreen at Washington State University. Loan forgiveness not a viable optionUWireWilliam StetsonUWire

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place in Sarasota out of consideration for the oldest members of the family. The children get mounds of presents, and the young adults get cash. Its more practical, Hua said. The adults dont get gifts, except for the elders, who get gifts out of respect. They go to Catholic Mass and hear about a baby in a manger, but the main stories of the holiday revolve around their own family. Her grandfather, who was born in Vietnam, came to the U.S. with half of his children. Hua said her aunts and uncles laugh as they retell how they fought over the one bed in their two-bedroom home. Now the family is spread among several cities. I think thats why theyre grateful to spend time with family: because they spend so much time apart, she said. French, an 18-year-old materials science and engineering freshman, celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah, but he admits hes not very consistent with celebrating Hanukkah. If we remember, we light the menorah at sundown, French said. The tree is decorated with Jewish colors, but this year, red sneaked in. During Hanukkah, hell get chocolate as gifts and eats latkes and pot roast. When Christmas Day arrives, hell celebrate with a big egg-and-sausage breakfast at his moms house. All the wonderful breakfast stuff, he said. Then its off to his dads house for lunch. By dinnertime, all I want to do is sleep, he said. As far as gifts go, hes asking only for running shoes and a new watch to replace his old one. I never know what I want for Christmas, he said. He thought about it. I want free As, he said.Students celebrate with breakfast, decorations ERIN JESTERAlligator WriterIn many ways, Joanna Byun is an average college freshman. Byun, 19, lives on campus, hangs out with her friends and has dreams of changing the world. But unlike most of her friends at UF, Byun needs an interpreter to help her understand her professors. She is one of 30 hearing-impaired students registered with the Disability Resource Center this semester but only one of three who uses an interpreter. Byun sometimes works with Signing Gators, the American Sign Language club on campus. member, she said. Mostly, she keeps the group updated on American Sign Language slang signs and awareness issues because, she said, Im obviously a deaf culture expert. There are two kinds of people in the deaf community, Byun said. There are deaf people with a lowercase d, who might have a cochlear implant or a hear ing aid and dont usually use interpreters. They hide their deafness, she said. They dont want people to know. There are also Deaf people with a capital D, who, she said, use interpreters and sign language and are comfortable letting people know they are hearing-impaired. Im a big D, Byun said. She uses three different interpreters to help her with her four classes at UF. Byun lip-reads, but nobody can read lips and take notes at the same time, she said. I cant believe how much I miss just by looking down, she said. In addition to her interpreters, who are paid by UF as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Disability Resource Center provides a note-taker for Byun. She said shes never had a problem with the resources provided by the Disability Resource Center. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 established accommodations AT public schools for students with disabilities. However, the act allows states to deter mine their own requirements for school inter preters. Since then, 26 states have adopted the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment, tion. of interpreters in some areas. Currently, Florida does not require inter preters to take the EIPA. Theres also no shortage of interpreters at UF, said Chanda McCann, a learning specialist in the Disability Resource Center. UF gets interpreters from the Center for Infor people with disabilities. Its a pretty smooth process, McCann said. There are four interpreters at UF this semester, said Kathy Elkins, ASL interpreting coordinator at the Center for Independent Living in Gainesville. The average is three or four, depending on how many deaf students are enrolled. All of the staff and freelance interpreters at the Censtate of Florida, Elkins said. Mike Tuccelli, who teaches ASL at UF, was a deaf student at UF in the 1990s. The university was very accommodating to him then, he wrote in an email, but there are many more options for deaf students now. UF even graduated a deaf medical student thanks to the support of the Disability Resource Center, he said. Byun agreed that UF has been helpful. She just wishes her professors would remember theyre supposed to give a 15-minute break for the interpreters when a class lasts for more than one class period. They have to sign so fast, she said. I see them stretching their hands. Theyre going to get arthritis! 8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffJoanna Byun, left, signs with her friend Laura Hogan. Byun is one of only three deaf students at UF who use classroom interpreters. STUDENT LIFE HOlidaLIDA Ys S,from page 1Club raised $20,000 at last years saletion. This year, $3,000 has been budgeted to fund under graduate students who perform research, said Jim Bar rett, a professor of environmental horticulture. Without the sale, I dont know what would happen to the club, said Gina DeFalco, the clubs secretary and a 22-year-old environmental horticulture senior. The club raised $20,000 at last years sale, a consistent Prices range from $10 to $40, depending on the size, breed and color of the plant, DeFalco said. There are 160 varieties of plants in the greenhouses. Mark Keeley, a 22-year-old landscape and nursery management senior, was the designated grower for this years sale. Each year, Keeley said, Barrett chooses a different student to help grow the plants. I make decisions about the amount to grow, the location to grow it in, the pot size, growth regulars and fertilizer applications, Keeley said. UF grows the poinsettias to study how the plants fare in Floridas climate. The plants are originally from the mountains of Guatemala and Mexico. The sale began when consumers expressed an interest in purchasing the plants, and students began to grow plants for sale. Its fun to produce for consumers and for academics and for the challenges in producing them, Keeley said. People line up for the sale early Thursday morning to purchase the multicolored plants, he said. Adam Moseley, a 26-year-old environmental horticulture senior, stopped by the greenhouse Wednesday to purchase three plants for his mom: one white, one burgundy and one peach plant. he said. The sale will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. POinsettiasINSETTIAS, from page 1Evans said she usually talks to the students about less expensive and lower-progestin options, especially if they have never taken oral contraceptives. Courtenay Barrett, a 20-yearold telecommunication junior, said her aunt, who was taking Yaz, developed a blood clot while she was on a plane. Barrett said that not long after, her fathers secretary had to have her pancreas removed because of problems with her Yaz pills. When one of her friends expressed an interest in the brand, Barrett discouraged her. I dont see why anybody would if it could even possibly give you those risks, she said. UF Student Health Care Center Pharmacy Manager Laura Tipton said oral contraceptives make up at least half the business at the pharmacy. She estimated that about 100 prescriptions are Each one includes a drug inthe FDA. BiIRtTH, from page 1 I dont see why anybody would if it could even possibly give you those risks.Courtenay Barretttelecommunication junior I see them stretching their hands. Theyre going to get arthritis!Joanna ByunUF freshman

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9 David Carr / AlligatorSenate President Andy Mason requested all senators wear tacky holiday sweaters to Tuesday nights meeting. Senate meetings will resume in January. ELECTIONS REVISIONS WILL BE PRESENTED IN JANUARY. CLARE LENNONAlligator WriterUF Student Senate Judiciary Chairman Aundre Price stood at the podium in front of the Senate the same way he does every Tuesday night. Price said he couldnt come up with a tacky holiday sweater, so he turned his jacket inside out to reveal the shiny lining and pulled on multicolored striped socks under his dress shoes. Senators clad in Santa hats, jingling vests and one musical tie passed a resolution recognizing Christmas and Hanukkah as religious holidays. According to the bill, individuals in the past attempted to rename Christmas trees as holiday trees and change menorahs to candlesticks. Graduate Senator Austin Brockmeier proposed that section of the bill be removed because it doesnt promote the goodwill cited in the bill as the hallmarks of the holidays. Senate President Andy Mason, who was didnt need to promote goodwill, just protect traditions. That needs to be preserved by upholding the original meanings, he said. The Senate also passed a resolution honor ing UF student Jade Guzzo, who died in a car accident Thanksgiving weekend. Senators Katie Waldman and Matt Mountjoy, who are chairing the elections rules committee, said the elections revisions would be mester.Student Senate recognizes holidays, plans election reformON CAMPUS ORIANA PAOLILLO DANDRIAAlligator Contributing WriterUFs animal sciences department and the Dairy Science sausage and cheddar cheese. The proceeds will help fund the travel for three of UFs Intercollegiate Judging Teams, including a livestock judging team, a meat judging team and a meat-animal evaluation team. The dairy club and the animal sciences department partments program assistant. The sausage is entirely made on campus by students. The cheese is made with milk from cows from across the Southeast. Basket prices range from $8 to $28. This is the second year the sale is taking place. We hope to increase our sales each year, Matta said. The holiday gift baskets are available for pickup at the Animal Sciences Meat Laboratory on Dec. 9 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Isabel Cardozo, a 19-year-old applied physiology and kinesiology freshman, said she would buy a basket to support the cause. Im obsessed with cheese, Cardozo said. Well, Im a vegetarian, but I would buy a basket for someone to help out. Kathryn Milstein contributed to this article.Students selling meat and cheese, raising money for clubs Im obsessed with cheese. Well, Im a vegetarian, but I would buy a basket for someone to help out.Isabel CardozoUF freshman

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JULIA GLUMAlligator Contributing WriterWhether the weather or the curriculum is to blame, four Florida universities recently ranked on the Princeton Reviews top 20 list of colleges where students study the least. UF is ranked No. 14, the lowest out of the Florida schools included. Florida State University rung in at No. 9, the University of South Florida at No. 5 and the University of Central Florida at No. 4. Its not unusual for multiple schools in a region to rank in the same category, said Robert Franek, author of Princeton Reviews The Best 376 Colleges, 2012 Edition. The Princeton Review determined these rankings by collecting surveys from 122,000 students enrolled at the 376 schools chosen for the book. The data used in this edition was from 2008, 2009 and 2010. An average of 325 students per school responded to the survey, but UFs participation rate was probably higher, Franek said. Students were asked, How many outof-class hours do you spend studying per day? They answered with one of the following: two hours or one hour or less. UF ranked No. 12 on the list last year and No. 8 the year before, Franek said. The survey used the blanket term studying to include homework and test prep. With 50,000 students, their study habits vary greatly, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students Jen Day Shaw wrote in an email. Ask any architecture major they are in their studies 24/7. Earlier this year, 31 percent of 19,325 UF students reported that they study 16 or more hours per week, according to the Student Experience Research University. This number is up from 26 percent in 2009. Its hard to tell whether these study rates will increase when Library West is open 24 hours in the Spring, said UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes. Regardless of ranking, Shaw wants students to take care of themselves while they study. Eat nutritional food, get enough rest, take breaks to exercise and have a positive frame of mind, she said. EMILY MORROWAlligator WriterWhen Christina Ertel has a hangover, she cures it with food. The 22-year-old political science senior said after a long night, she turns to either greasy food or Krishna Lunch, accompanied by lots of water and Advil. But now, Ertel may have another ophangover cure that has recently hit the market. A combination of 1,000 milligrams of aspirin and 120 milligrams of caffeine, the dissolvable tablets are recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a safe, effective method for treating hangovers. was just placed in New York drug stores and will be expanding across the country soon, according to its website. It is cur rently available online in a 12-tablet box for $11.99 or a 50-tablet box for $49.99. The recommended treatment is to dister when you wake up with a hangover. It supposedly works in 15 to 30 minutes. Ertel said at that price, essentially $2 I spend more than that on food the next day, she said. But William Chen, a professor in UFs health education and behavior departis the best idea for students to use. some of the symptoms of hangovers, he said, like headaches and fatigue. It doesnt actually cure the hangover. Hangovers are caused when a persons body fails to metabolize all the alcohol in his or her system, Chen said, calling it a toxic reaction. Each persons response to alcohol depends on his or her genetic makeup. cine, he said, in that it will help you feel more alert and take away aches and pains, but it is not a unique formula. Chen said hes concerned that products ing a common problem on college campuses. By giving students a treatment thats advertised as a guaranteed cure, he said he worries they will feel invincible, like they can go out and drink anything without consequences. A hangover means you drank too much, he said. Go out and enjoy drinking, but do it responsibly. 10, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 Go out and enjoy drinking, but do it responsibly.William ChenUF health education and behavior professorPill to cure hangovers hits storesUF students not so studiousACADEMICS Top 15 Least Studious U.S. Universities 1. University of North Dakota 2. Salisbury University 3. University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa 4. University of Central Florida 5. University of South Florida 6. University of Mississippi 7. University of Iowa 8. Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge 9. Florida State University 10. University of Maryland at College Park 11. Rider University 12. Ohio University at Athens 13. West Virginia University 14. University of Florida 15. University of Georgia

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 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 4-25-11-72-1 Student Friendly Apts. All-Inclusive 3/3s and 4/4s Starting at ONLY $369 352-336-3838 www.TheLandingsUF.com 4-25-72-1 Search Smarter. Not Harder. ApartmentsInGainesville.com4-25-72-1 Student friendly 2/2s and 4/4s 42 TV in EVERY apt Text GP to 47464 for more info! 4-25-72-1 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 4-25-11-72-1 **ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY** Almost Full for Fall! 2BR/2BA w/Roommate Matching Available Direct Bus Route to Campus! www.EnclaveUf.com 376.0696 4-25-11-72-1 Gainesville Place Apts 4 BUS ROUTES TO UF! 4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive ONLY $449 per person! (352) 271-3131 -GainesvillePlace.com 4-25-72-1 2/2s & 3/3s RMM Match HUGE Walk In Closet Prem Cable & Hi Speed Intrnt Incld 4-25-11-72-1 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 4-25-11-72-1 $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 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 4-25-11-72-2 1/1s Under $500 2/1s Under $600 $99 Move In Special! 352-372-7555 FrederickGardens.com 4-25-11-72-2 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! 4-25-11-72-2 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 4-25-11-72-2Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. ESCAPE THE ORDINARY 1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 TH FREE Cable with HBO All the amenities & FREE tanning Gated, PET FRIENDLY 4-25-11-72-2 Spanish Trace 2/11000 sq ft$679 Great Location Butler Plaza Call 352-373-1111 4-25-11-72-2 A TIME FOR CHANGE Call for available 2s, 3s, 4s 4-25-11-72-2 MOVE IN BY JANUARY 5th 2/2: $300 Cash Back 3/3: $500 Cash BackIncludes High Speed Internet 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-25-11-72-2 1/1 s Starting at $489 Water and Sewer Incl. 352-376-1248 4-25-11-72-2 Immediate Availability! 1, 2, 4 bedroom apartment homes 1/2 month rent free! 12-7-74-2 No Move-In Fees 1/1 for $689 3/2 for $809 FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym www.aspenridgeuf.com 352.367.9910 4-25-11-72-2 Relaxing Upscale Apartments 2/2 Townhomes & 3/3 Flats Individual Leases, Steps to Campus Internet, Cable & H2O Included Furnished Units Available 379.9255 www.MuseumWalk.com 4-25-11-72-2 College Manor Studios from $505 Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111 4-25-11-72-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4s Only $409 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 4-25-72-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 4-25-11-72-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 4-25-11-72-2 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 4-25-11-72-2 !! 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 4-25-11-72-2 3/2 House Available Immediately Near Law School, Shopping, Restaurants Free UF Parking! 352.371.7777 4-25-11-72-2 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $869 Patio and Storage Closet Call 352-372-8100 4-25-11-72-2 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 4-25-11-72-2 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 4-25-11-72-2 Love the Nightlife?Live where you play! ArlingtonSquare.org Apts in the heart of downtown Call for Avail. 352.338.0002 4-25-11-72-2 2BR/1BA Cent heat mobile home. Shaded lot, laundry room. From $380 to $450/mo. Includes water. No pets. 1ST MONTH FREE! Vacant lots also available. 4546 NW 13th St. 376-5887 2-3-91-2 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 1-9-11-20-2 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. 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ALLIGATOR 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 SUN BAY APARTMENTS 708 SW 16th Ave. 2bed/1bath close to UF, Shands, Vet School Units starting from $550!! Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.6720 / 352.376.7041 4-25-11-79-2 1 & 2 bedroom apartments 2 4 bedroom houses 3BD/2.5BA condo Great location, fenced yard, all tile. $550-1000/mo Call (352) 494-8959 1-9-11-5-2 $325/ 2BR/2BA, 980 sq ft. (Boardwalk Apts) Move in Dec 18th. Rent begins Jan 1st. $650 total. Coveted Boardwalk end unit, next to tennis courts & clubhouse/laundry room. On bus route to UF & Shands. Minutes to downtown Gainesville. Provided w/ rent pest control, trash & recycling collection, 24-hour emergency maintenance, unilimited free tanning, cardio center, 24 hour laundry room 2 tennis courts free parking jr olympic swimming pool. Email me for more information. boardwalkapartment@gmail.com 352-2153198 2701 SW 13th St. Cats are ok. Dogs are ok. 1-9-11-4-2 HOUSE 1 Block to UF/Sorority Row. 3 x 2, central AC/heat. W/D, DW, ice-maker, very clean, plenty of parking. Available Augus0t 16th 1 year. $1380/mo 665-8166 1-9-114-2 3BR/2BA HOUSE, near UF, VA, Shands. 3627 SW 15th St. across from I-Hop. Fenced large backyard, fireplace. $900/mo. 3272931 or 376-6183 1-9-11-4-2 Love this 3/2 NEW home just minutes from Shands and UF on Archer Rd. Tankless water heater, wood and ceramic tile floors. Community pool. 1402 SF. $1,500 per mo. Available in late December. (352) 871-6893 12-7-11-2-2. 2BR/1BA House. 1block from NE park 6th Terr. Bike to downtown, Publix, Wards, UF. Updated new energy-efficient everything. Fresh paint, spacious rooms & closets. Hardwood floors, patio, fenced yard, W/D, non-smoking. $800/mo. 1st, last, security. Year lease 352-339-5440 8am-8pm 1-911-3-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-6-12-21-2 1BR/1.5BA loft in Sparrow Condominiums. Totally renovated, very clean & quiet. Perfect for graduate students & professionals. Parking & clubhouse included. Avail 1/15. $575/mo + utils, + sec deposit. 339-4600 1-12-11-5-2 $450 / 1br This is your new home! 1BR/1BA Sublease in a 2BR/2BA Townhome Apartment located in the Laurels (Close to UF). Available Dec/Jan. First month FREE! Call or Text 813-404-3135. Pets are allowed 1-12-5-2 3 Bed House, $900/mo, Vintage Hardwood floors, Central Air, W/D Hookup photos at www.rentalworkshop.com 352-226-3535, 813-347-9379 1-13-12-6-2 4 Bed House, $1000/mo, Vintage Hardwood floors with Key West Style Porch, W/D Hookups photos at www.rentalworkshop.com 352-226-3535, 813-347-9379 1-13-12-6-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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 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 4-25-72-4 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 1-9-11-6-4 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 1-9-11-6-4 STUDENTS NEEDED TOWNHOUSE W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus route. $350/mo + utils per room. Available December. Call 727-729-1561 1-9-11-5-4 Female roommate wanted in furnished condo. $325/month all inclusive. Within walking distance of Southwest Rec Center, convenient bus stops, pool. Available 1/1/12 Call or text 321-432-5565 12-7-4-4 Roommates needed. House 2 blks to UF/ Sorority Row, near Shands, Tigert, Mid/ Downtown. 4 lg BR/2BA. Students preferred! Huge, very clean home. Cent AC/H, FP, W/D, new wd flrs, DW, 5 extra closets, fenced yard, plenty of parking, on quiet street. Only $398/ mo/room. Call/text Jordan 305-896-9066 1-9-11-4-4 FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED TO SHARE GREAT 2/2 APT. PRIV. BATH, FURNISHED, W/D, ON BUS ROUTE, ALL INCLUSIVE $460. CONTACT ANGIE 786-239-2740 ANGIE.COLOMBIA_86@YAHOO.COM 12-7-2-4 $450/mo Furn'ed Bedroom w/ Pvt Bathroom WiFi TV near UF NW 13th Street w/ 2 in shared home Email: ROOM@COX.NET Ph. 352-338-1113 Nice quiet roommates and 1 cat near bus lines and bike trails. 12-711-1-4 Master bed/bath, 3/2 house $450/month (negotiable) 1.5 miles from UF. SW Gainesville. Share with 1 grad student. Garage, washer/ dryer, fenced in yard, pets welcome. aditson@ufl.edu 727-409-7806 1-10-3-4 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 2BR/2BA CONDO3843 SW 28th Terr. Close to campus. 352516-2545 1-9-11-3-5 BANK FORECLOSURE! Brand New FLORIDA WATERFRONT CONDO Only $199,900. (Similar unit sold for $399,900) Upscale 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,675sf condo. Luxury amenities, prime location on the water! Call now for special holiday incentives (877)888-7571, x 86 12-7-1-5 ORANGE GROVE. Income prod., 131 AC, S of LaBelle, FL. Hamlins and Valencias. Production info available. Net income 2010-2011 was $80,998. $5,000 per acre. Sweetwater Land Co., LLC. Linda Dekle Davis, Lic. Broker,LaBelle, FL, 863-517-1153 12-7-11-1-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-7-11-74-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-7-11-74-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-7-11-74-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 12-7-74-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-7-74-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 12-7-74-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-7-74-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-7-11-74-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig. Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-7-70-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND 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. 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14, ALLIGATOR 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 Designer Fashions from $6.00 onwww.shoppernista.com1-9-12-2-10 WEIDER PRO HOME WEIGHT SYSTEM Get fit in the privacy of home. 10 lbs 110 lbs dual weights. Bench-press, Leg-curls, Butterfly. Like new! $399/OBO. Call 352-271-8730 1-9-11-2-10 CHRISTMAS PRESENTS yard sale 5 blocks from campus, Sat&Sun, Dec. 10-11, 10am-5pm. CDs, DVDs, videos, vinyl albums all styles and genres. 100+ books. Fine glassware for wine, spirts, etc. Many other items in "gift" condition. 1734 NW 5th Ave 12-7-1-10 FLORIDA CITRUS: FREE S&H 20lb. Gift Pack Only $34.95. Navel Oranges or Ruby Reds. Order NOW for Christmas! www.boxo-fruit.com 12-7-1-10 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 4-25-72-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 12-7-1174-12 I BUY JUNK CARS & SCRAP TOP PRICES PAID!Call Anytime 352-443-1100 1-9-11-50-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECKS!!!! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECKS CASH VEHICLES $999 & UP! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 92 EAGLE TALON $999 89 FORD BRONCO $999 94 FORD TAURUS $999 96 HONDA ACCORD $1499 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 96 CADILLAC DEVILLE $1999 95 NISSAN 200SX $1999 98 FORD F250 $2500 02 CHEVY BLAZER $4999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 96 TOYOTA CAMRY $1999 98 PONTIAC GRAND AM $1999 01 DODGE NEON $1999 00 OLDS ALERO $2500 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES CERTIFIED USED VEHICLES NO CREDIT CHECK MOVE VEHICLES $500 & UP! 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8900 04 HONDA ACCORD $8999 03 MITS ECLIPSE $7999 05 TOYOTA CAMRY $10999 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 07 SUZUKI VITARA $12999 04 HONDA ODYSSEY $9999 05 SUZUKI XLT $9999 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model, or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: (888)420-3807 12-7-1-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 12-7-74-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-7-74-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 1-9-11-72-13 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.comVOLUNTEERING 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. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-7-11-74-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 12-7-1174-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 12-7-11-74-14 Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie, punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752 12-7-74-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 127-11-73-14 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 Do you want to quit smoking? We are currently recruiting smokers between the ages of 18 and 60 for a smoking cessation study. 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ALLIGATOR APP WRITER NEEDEDAuthor needs app writer. Send samples of your work to: ekx@inaugurals.com 1-9-114-14 baby sitter for a 5 yr old, part time, flexible hrs, second language, cooking skills a plus, references, email resume to avgeorgieva@hotmail.com 1-10-12-3-14 Office Assistant DSR Technologies is looking for Part-Time Office Assistant. Applicants can submit resume to career@dsrtechnologies.com or apply at www.dsrtechnologies.com/application 12-7-11-1-14 Office AsstF/Tpassion for reading/fitness/detail/WallStreet. Eye for change. 1 year+ commitment. Resume to: 626 N.E. 1st Street, 32601 or paulsrothstein@gmail.com 1-9-11-2-14 LAW STUDENT EXCELLENT WRITING SKILLS. 1 year+ commitment. Resume to: 626 N.E. 1st Street, 32601or paulsrothstein@gmail.com 1-9-11-2-14 Interpreter/Translator PT 10 hrs/wk Law Office needs Spanish-English interpreter. Resume to: robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 1-17-12-7-14 Apply Now, 12 Drivers Needed Top 5% Pay 2 Mos. 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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG alligatorSports.orgThis is the last edition of the paper this semester, but check alligatorSports.org during the break for more football, basketball and volleyball coverage. Rainey, Sturgis Honored by CoachesRunning back Chris Rainey and kicker Caleb Sturgis were voted to the All-Southeastern Conference First Team by the conferences coaches Tuesday. Rainey was selected as an all-purpose performer. Gators freshman Carlie Needles is the latest womens basketball player to suffer an ACL injury. See feature, page 19. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffSenior point guard Erving Walker said he isnt worried by losses to Ohio State and Syracuse but that the Gators need to snag a quality nonconference win. Florida plays Arizona tonight at 7 in the OConnell Center. UF HAD 36 TURNOVERS IN LOSSES TO OSU, CUSE. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff WriterAfter Florida was knocked scored for the Buckeyes and the Walker knows the Gators will But I think it would be we just lost In order to do that, Florida Florida looking to minimize mistakes against Arizona tonight JOE MORGANAlligator Writer the chance just to be in Florida or to be at Gators travel cross-country TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer and Chris Rain Oral commitments are nonbinding until a national letter of intent is signed on or after National Signing Day on Feb. 1, 2012.Top running back recruit chooses Georgia over UFsSEE HOOPsS, Pa A GE 18s SEE W-hHOOPsS, Pa A GE 18Donovan UF Recruiting Butler

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guards, theyve got the ability to do that, so our ability to guard those guys will be a great challenge, Donovan said. Syracuse does it with length and size and these guys do it with speed and quickness based on the lines they got out there. The Gators most turnover-prone player early this season has been freshman Brad Beal with 19 giveaways. Normally playing guard, the 6-foot-3 Beal has had to move down low to the power forward slot during the last three games due to an injury to 6-foot10 starter Erik Murphy. While Murphy will likely make his return against Arizona, Donovan said he has been able to live with Beals mistakes because of his effort on the boards. Beal has posted three consecutive games of nine rebounds or more in Murphys absence. Part of the reason hes been able to stay on the ing and he is rebounding, Donovan said. That was one of my concerns when we lost Chandler (Parsons) with our guards is: What kind of rebounding will we get from the small forward spot? Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org.Murphy likely to return to lineup against Arizona something the Gators experienced with six new players joining the fold last season. Floridas lack of cohesion cost of six away games against nonconfer ence foes during the 2010-11 season. We were trying to overcome a road, Butler said. It turns into a bigger monster than it really is because its in your mind and thats what makes it so powerful. However, an impressive 6-2 start this season has senior guard Jordan Jones believes the Gators are capable of making the road a home away from home. Were a year older, she said. You cant underestimate being more mature, learning those lessons and knowing how tough it is (on the road). trip, tonights game is San Franciscos In the midst of a seven-game losing streak, the Dons will be seeking their Butler expects a big crowd in tonights matchup, labeling it as a dangerous game. The hostile crowd, I think, is a positive sometimes it energizes you as a competitor, Butler said. While UF has yet to face an opponent on the road, it has already played games away from the OConnell Center this year. During Thanksgiving break, the Gators traveled to Brooklyn, N.Y., to play in the Courtyard LaGuardia Turkey Classic. Florida won backto-back games against La Salle and Charlotte during its stay in New York. Its just going to prove our maturity level, senior guard Deana Allen said. We can also win games away from our fans. Last Friday, UF lost to No. 11 Rutgers in a neutral-site game in Daytona Beach. While the Gators were playing near home, the Scarlet Knights bening by Florida fans. Its not a brand-new experience, Butler said. es, been on a few buses and been in a few hotels, so this wont be much different. ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 David Carr / AlligatorFlorida coach Amanda Butler (left) has a 20-32 record on the road since taking the job in 2007, including a 7-15 mark against nonconference teams. More mature Gators ready for road test W-HOOPS, from page 16 HHOOPS, from page 16 Syracuse does it with length and size and these guys do it with speed and quickness based on the lines they got out there.Billy DonovanUF coach All of the things, all of the adversity you expect with the road, start facing some of that, learning what that means, what that feels like and environments.Amanda ButlerUF head coach

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JOE MORGANAlligator WriterFreshman guard Carlie Needles planted her left foot to cut right, but she never completed the move. touched after suffering tears to the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in her left knee. Just like that, her season was over before it even began. lost a season due to ACL woes. Sophomore Lily Svete and senior Ndidi Madu, both forwards, also took medical redshirts during their respective freshman seasons due to ACL injuries. When Needles originally injured her knee, she thought she had merely hyper extended it and that ice treatments would be the cure. Madus situation was similar. Heading into the 2007-08 campaign, the ACL in Madus right knee was already partially torn from high school. As is common with ACL injuries, Madus knee locked at the time, but she believed it was just a torn meniscus, which typically takes between two and six weeks to heal. When Madu eventually suffered the complete tear at UF, the extent of her injury was still not clear. When I actually did tear it, it didnt lock and it didnt swell, so I wasnt sure what it could be, Madu said. jury, and Madu had reconstructive surgery a month later. The most frustrating part for Madu was going through summer and preseason workouts and then watching her team from the bench. so hard and youve done everything up to this point and now its time for games. Unlike Madu and Needles, Svete knew something was wrong immediately. Coming to a sudden conclusion about the severity of her injury was tough for Svete. I knew it popped; I knew it happened right away, she said. The coaches told me, Oh, we dont know what it is. I was like, I really know that I tore my ACL. Svete had the opportunity to play in four games before her injury more than Madu and Needles did combined prior to their respective ACL tears. However, the pain of missing nearly an entire season stung Svete. I feel really bad for Carlie because I know exactly what shes feeling, she said. Shes not going to get to experience the season at all as a player. Having recovered and moved on, Madu and Svete are helping Needles through the rehabilitation process. From her own experience, Svete told Needles what her knee will look like postsurgery, and Madu has used humor to provide needed distraction from the injury. Lily even had (injuries) by the way that they move and perform and lift, Florida coach Amanda Butler said. They are great examples of what she has to look forward to: not just a full recovery, but maybe even being bigger and better than ever. lose a season due to an ACL injury. When she went down, it was a situation all too familiar for Butler. We still havent found that magic thing to determine why exactly women are more susceptible to ACL tears than men, Butler said. Theyre just so prevalent in our game. Marty Huegel, the director of rehabilitation for the University Athletic Association, is one of many on the hunt. He said that non-contact ACL injuries, like the one Needles suffered, are a growing problem in women's athletics. I call them Title IX injuries, Huegel ing out that women are more susceptible to these injuries: due to the numbers playing as a result of Title IX. good thing it may have been good or bad depending on what your viewpoint is. Huegel, who has worked with Madu, Svete, and now Needles, says women are more prone to non-contact ACL injuries than men. The Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan list differences such as the size of the ACL itself, pelvis width, hormone concentration levels, and varying movements based on knee structure as potential causes. Despite the distinction between ACL injuries in men and women, Huegel maintains that the rehabilitation is similar for both genders but varies from person to person. However, one issue Huegel said hinders women returning from a torn ACL is a reluctance to jump and land. Considering that landing awkwardly is one of the main causes of non-contact ACL injuries in women, hesitance is understandable. In order to overcome that unwillingness to leave the feet and to prevent further injury Huegel said there are a number of jumping and landing exercises trainers have developed. Depending on their level of fear with that, that will determine how fast you progress, he said. The progression is not time-based; its performance-based. Some overcome fear quickly and have to play the waiting game something that frustrated Svete. It was probably the hardest thing Ive ever been through, she said. I was someone who really pushed myself with the rehab and everything like that every day The standard recovery time is between six and eight months, according to Huegel. However, he acknowledges that while a patient may be fully rehabilitated, there are still challenges ahead in readjusting to aspects of the sport. The biggest problem working with athletes is you have to hold them back, Huegel said. They want to do more than they should. Needles is getting antsy sitting on the bench does not suit her. Ill just want contact, Ill just want somebody to hit me, Needles said. Ill just want someone to hit me and be able to feel that adrenaline again. But physical play is not in her near fustudy. So far, Butler has been more than happy to keep Needles involved. Carlies unique because shes a point guard and she is very much a student of the game, Butler said. She still is in all of the point guard meetings, taking notes and doing everything she can to try and develop her mind since her body is on hold here for a few weeks. Since the injury, Needles has become like an assistant coach and a cheerleader for her teammates. Her character and demeanor led Butler to describe the freshman guard as a tremendous model of leadership. She shed a tear or two at the beginning, and we all did because its a hard thing to know that your seasons being taken away from you, Butler said. But she hasnt complained. I think shes really been an inspiration to her teammates in that regard. Perhaps the most ringing endorsement of Needles came from senior guard Jordan Jones. At the teams Thanksgiving meal, each person gave thanks for the person sitting to their left. Jones praised Needles maturity and miss the entire season. Not one time have I heard her complain; not one time has she come in with a down attitude, Jones said. As a freshman, she has so much respect from me to be able to handle it that way. Needles is just one on a long list of female athletes to fall victim to a non-contact ACL injury. Rehabilitation will be a long process, but unless researchers can decrease the likelihood of Title IX injuries, it is just part of the game. Things happen for a reason and I keep telling myself that, Needles said. Its the way I was brought up you just try to overcome things, you dont try to feel sorry for yourself. § ALLIGATOR, Aundre Larrow / AlligatorFlorida freshman guard Carlie Needles suffered a tear to her ACL in November. She is LANDING ON HER FEETFreshman Needles working to overcome ACL tear Ill just want contact, Ill just want somebody to hit me. Ill just want someone to hit me and be able to feel that adrenaline again. Carlie NeedlesUF freshman guard

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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 74 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida He wants to clean up the city, get rid of biomass plant, pg 5. Darts and LaurelsUF provides accommodations for deaf students. See story, page 8.Students collect books for Haiti library Cap-Haitian, pg. 4. 79 /40 FORECAST 2 CLASSIFIEDS 12 CROSSWORD 15 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff poinsettia sale in North America, according to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. MINA RADMAN Alligator WriterIts large red leaves are synonymous with Christmas. Its seen in photographs with snow-frosted edges. But in the six greenhouses becan be found in a variety of colors and sizes, from hot pink Luv-UPink to bright pink and red Ice Punch. More than 6,000 plants have been grown in the heated greenhouses during four months, and 3,000 of them will be sold Thursday and Friday in the 16th annual Poinsettia Show and Sale. The sale is the UF Environfundraiser and the largest poinsettia sale in North America, according to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The sale helps fund the clubs international horticulture trips and the national horticulture competiNorth Americas largest poinsettia sale returns Thursday LIFESTYLE MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writer Adam Rozenbergs family gathers every year on Christmas Eve to roast a pig. in her grandmothers house, where her aunts and uncles tell the young ones about immigrating to the U.S. Kevin Frenchs family decorates the tree These are but a few of the traditions UF students will celebrate in the coming weeks. ments on students lips as they lounge on their couches. During that time of relaxation, some students will celebrate their families traditions whether the traditions are centuries-old customs or recent family habits. Rozenberg, a 19-year-old electrical engineering sophomore, said he isnt sure why his Cuban family roasts a pig every Christmas Eve. It starts simply a gathering at his uncles place but, soon enough, someone breaks out the alcohol and everybody gets drunk. The next day, hell wake up at 8 a.m. as a joke to bother his sleeping parents. pestering him weeks beforehand to put up decorations, he said. said her family drives to her grandmothers Students celebrate holidays with annual family traditions SOME PILLS, SUCH AS YAZ AND YASMIN, MAY INCREASE RISK OF BLOOD CLOTS. CLARE LENNON Alligator Writer U.S. Food and Drug Administration committees plan to meet Thursday to discuss the risks of some birth control pills, including Yaz and Yasmin. Birth control pills that include drospirenone might be associated with an increased risk of blood clots, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration preliminary study. Drospirenone is a form of the contraceptive hormone progestin. The preliminary study found that women who take pills containlikely to be at risk for blood clots than women on other contraceptives. The FDA announcement also listed smoking, obesity and family history as factors that can increase the chance of a blood clot. cialist Samantha Evans said students Yaz or Yasmin because they have seen advertisements or know someone who takes one of them. FDA to discuss risk of some birth control pillsSEE POINSETTIAS, PAGE 8 SEE BIRTH, PAGE 8 SEE HOLIDAYS, PAGE 8 Without the sale, I dont know what would happen to the club. Gina DeFalcoenvironmental horticulture senior I want free As.Kevin Frenchmaterials science and engineering freshman

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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 74 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?Imperial Animality: Stratifications of Human/Non-Human Animal Assignments Today, 11:45 a.m. Turlington Hall 3312 The Center for European Studies presents Sarah Lewis Mitchem, Ph.D. candidate in the English department, who will talk about colonial anthropocentric ideology cataloging humankind as separate from animals. Graduate Christian Fellowship Today 6:30 p.m. Christian Study Center, 112 NW 16th St. Come for a Christmas party. To participate in the white elephant gift exchange, bring a wrapped present (less than $10). Contra Dance Dec. 17, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thelma Boltin Center Hosted by the Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society. The band, Full Circle, is from Jacksonville, and the caller is Alice Milmoe. Cost is $5 for students and people younger than 21 and $8 for everyone else. No partner or experience needed. Child care is provided. New dancers should arrive at 7:30 p.m. for an introductory workshop. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats George said about 20 veterinar ians, representatives of the state agriculture department and others plan to track down Waldo in the next few weeks, trap him and move him to an animal sanctuary. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSIowa town auctioning off right to name creekKALONA, Iowa One Iowa town is hoping to raise money for sidewalks by auctioning off naming rights to a local creek. The creek in Kalona is currently known simply as West Drainage Ditch. The naming rights will be posted on eBay. City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh told the Iowa City Pressonline auction will help the city reach its goal of doing $200,000 in improvements to area sidewalks. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the Jan. 9 newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. on Jan. 8. 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.NATI ONALConnecticut town vexed trying to catch bull on the looseMILFORD, Conn. A posse hopes to catch Waldo, a bull that escaped a farm in July and has been loose in Milford, Conn. The Connecticut Post reports that an attempt to corral the 700-pound black Angus failed Nov. 20. In the next few weeks, cer Rick George says Waldo has been traveling with and grazing with a herd of deer. Last month, volunteers put up a steel fence around Waldos hideout in Milford but he rammed it and escaped.RAIN 79/40 PARTLY CLOUDY 64/50 PARTLY CLOUDY 71/51 PARTLY CLOUDY 69/51 PARTLY CLOUDY 69/51 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY

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IT IS THE FIRST PUBLIC LIBRARY IN CAP-HAITIAN. MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Staff WriterSeveral UF organizations are partnering to collect books and public library in Cap-Haitian, a city in northern Haiti. Projects for Haiti Inc., a nonprofit organization started by two UF students, will send a group of about 30 people to Haiti from March 3 to March 9 to set up the library, said co-founder Bertrhude Albert. Volunteers will also be helping build a church, working at orphanages, teaching English classes and doing other work during the trip. Alberts father, Isaac, runs a church there, but moved it to a new building and donated the old one to the organization in September. Albert, a 21-year-old English sestory building will be converted to a community center that will host different events. brary, which will include books ranging from childrens stories to novels. The library will be split into four sections of books according to language: English, French, Spanish and Creole. Hopefully, with this library, its going to be an arena for people to try to learn English, Albert said. Knowing the English language can help give Haitians an edge when applying for jobs, she said. Projects for Haiti is getting help from several organizations in collecting books and raising money to fund this library, including the Center for Latin American Studies, UF McNair Scholars Program, Club Creole, Gators United for Haiti and Chi Alpha at UF. The book drop-off station for the McNair Scholars Program is on the The Center for Latin American Studies has a book drop-off station I know that this library is going to bring so much hope to northern Haiti and equip Haitians in a powerful way. Im always seeing if people want to partner up with us, work, but its worth it. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 Courtesy to AlligatorUF students spent time with children living at an orphanage during a service trip they took to Haiti during spring break this year. Projects for Haiti Inc. is planning a second trip to Haiti in March. Students collecting books for new public library in Haiti CLAIRE MILLERAlligator Contributing Writerafternoon. Gator Robotics, along with students from the Intelligent Machines Design Laboratory course, is showcasing more than 20 machines from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Camilo Buscaron, a 22-year-old computer engineering junior and president of Gator Robotics, said this is the Were hoping to make UF the leading university for robotics, Buscaron said. tend. One robot to be showcased is the InstiGator, which won a division of the ION Robotic Lawn Mower Competition in 2011. Three or four internationally recognized submarines, including the SubjuGator, will also be shown. Weve built these robots from scratch and throughout the semester, Buscaron said. Kevin French, an 18-year-old material sciences and engineering freshman, said he knew he wanted to join a robotics club when he came to UF. He currently is working on a robot that can solve mazes and eventually follow a line. French doesnt know what profession he wants to specialize in after school, but he said the club is helping him decide. Theyve made me realize that I think I want to switch my major to aerospace or mechanical [engineering], French said.Robotics club, class to showcase machines at Reitz ON CAMPUSBuscaron

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MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterDeep in his cavern of pearls, Selwach searches for new treasure. Selwach, the 49-year-old owner of Best Jewelry & Loan Pawn Brokers, is one of eight people running for the At-Large 1 seat on the Gainesville City Commission. This seat on the commission. and trading for 26 years hopes to spend three years negotiating with city politicians. A woman brought a golden piece of jewelry to Selwach at a counter in his pawn shop. He looked at it for two seconds. Another woman set a gleaming mandolin in front of him. People walk in from the parking side painting, which is made to look like a galaxy of orange, yellow and blue planets plus a spaceship. Selwach goes through their orders at Scattered around his pawn shop are knickknacks or treasures, depending on who you talk to. An Egyptian bust gazes over the line of customers. A chest-high stack of books sits next to a 5-foot-tall stack of drums. Two Publix Grade A egg car tons hold a dozen golf balls each. A Dance Man slot machine rests on a counter top. Ten blue lawn signs that read in a cracked plastic bin. At the front of the store is Selwach himself, clad in a button-down white shirt and jeans with straight hair that falls three inches down his shoulders. Born in Queens, N.Y., he moved to Miami when he was 3 and grew up near Little Havana. When he was 17, he enrolled at UF as a business student and earned He left to open his pawn shop at 22. He was, and still is, 21 credits He said he tried to go back to colan injury kept him away after a bus crashed into his car. He said he is running for city commission again because people keep asking him to run. When he gets excited about what around his body to emphasize his points. biomass plant, keeping the commising up trash in the city. The best thing about Gainesville is our clean air, our clean water, our real environmentalist Whatever we do to the web of life, we do to a policy that would change closing hours from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. for city bars but would require bars to stop serving alcohol at 2 a.m. you want to party like that, you can do it at home and buy your liquor ALLIGATOR, 5 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffRichard Selwach, owner of Best Jewelry & Loan Pawn Brokers, is one of eight people running for the AtLarge 1 seat on the Gainesville City Commission. He wants to clean up city, get rid of biomass plant Im an environmentalist. A real environmentalist Whatever we do to the web of life, we do to ourself.Richard Selwachowner of Best Jewelry & Loan Pawn Brokers

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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 EditorialWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Did you read the Alligator at all this semester?63 TOTAL VOTES67% YES 33% NOMondays question: Are you actually doing evaluations for your professors?Well, its the end of the Fall semester, and this is the last issue of the year. Although its Wednesday, we cant end the year without giving you our last well-we-sure-havehad-fun-pissing-you-off-this-semester edition of ...Darts and Laurels give you two fresh items worthy of attention. Then, we will revisit some other big events this semester. To start off, were going to pelt a better-not-pack-yourDART to the TSA for detaining a Florida teen because her purse had an image of a pistol on it. Good call, TSA. Wouldnt want her to hijack the plane with her purse. Next, for showing a tremendous level of creativity, we give an enjoy-your-free-physical-exams-in-prison LAUREL to Phillip Winikoff. Winikoff was recently sentenced to 13 months in jail for posing as a doctor and going door to door giving free breast exams. Who in their right mind would agree to this? Now, its time to look at some highlights from this semester. First, we toss a trying-to-protect-us-by-controlling-us DART to all of the busybodies this year who have tried to get us to behave by regulating, taxing and, if that doesnt work, banning everything we do. This semester, we have of sexual harassment, taxing Christmas trees to promote Christmas trees, overcrowding prisons with non-violent drug offenders, banning empty water bottles from football games, enforcing laws against nonmarried couples living together and banning kayaks at Poe Springs. After a year of controversy, we give a thanks-forLAUREL to the Gainesville City Commission for ending the limit on meals that can be given to the homeless at soup kitchens in the city. These sorts of ordinances do way more harm than good, and the city made the right decision. Of course, we cannot end the semester without giving a way-to-screw-up-in-every-possible-way-imaginable DART to the UF Student Government. You screwed up the elections, pretended like nothing went wrong and, when the facts were presented to you, held no one accountable for your mistakes. Good job. you-for-giving-us-a-purpose LAUREL to the Alligator readers. Without our readers, there would be no point in doing what we do every week. We also want to thank all of our readers for interacting with the Alligator on the website and through letters to the editor. We have enjoyed the discussion. Have a fun and safe break, and be sure to check back next semester! Life after college still full of uncertaintyL I mean that on a general level and also personal. Life is always in motion, but for me in particular, graduation looms in less than two weeks. Graduation, as many of you are probably experiencing, will come with a lot of changes. Apart from the Ill never take a class again, but I feel like kindergarten was yesterday shock, graduation for me will soon mean moving to a new city for a job. Itll mean a year and a half, for a position in another (much larger) newsroom. Itll mean having to live in a world where not everything is orange and blue. And when contemplating the future of life after graduation, I found so much has happened in the past few years that Im only realizing now. These past few years have been about discovering that learning is more than memorizing the contents of a book. exciting characters (including several at the Alligator), and the struggle between parents expectations and personal dreams that dont match up. week college is just nothing but continuous stress. But then theres the fact that college is the perfect limbo status. Being in college means growing up and taking responsibilities, but its also a time when you still get to be a goofy kid at heart. The real world of full-time jobs and bills, bills, bills none of which Bright Futures can help you with is still, for most, lingering in the distance. From the time I was a high school freshman, I had my college career planned to a T. And Ive executed that plan. The time spent executing that plan was supposed to be the time where I made my next plan a plan for the rest of my life after college. But it didnt happen. I hit this last semester and realized I had no real plans for life after graduation. The things I had wanted not so long ago like a masters degree in creative writing were things I didnt want anymore. I remember thinking a couple of years ago that after college, Id have all of the answers. Graduating with a probable job already in hand, I may have more security than most. But do I have all of the answers? No. If anything, I have more questions. me, as it is for many others. Its a time when people who thought they knew who they were, what made them happy and what they wanted discover they may not really know at all. And thats a bonding experience. You make friends with those around you because in the short term, your lives all have the same immediate goal: graduation. But the world is bigger than college, and life after graduation means confronting the fact that anyone could, and will, go anywhere and everywhere. Chahta Hai (What the Heart Wants), expresses to his friends after graduation, Well soon set sail for our destinations. Our destinations might not coincide. Were friends for life, he says, but we dont know where life will take us. Some of us have an idea where were going and with whom; some of us have none. And thats OK. Because, in the end, life is a series of moments, and even the best of us cant plan everything because everything inevitably changes. To the freshmen, let me share a bit of outgoing senior college. life and that I shouldnt try. Caitlin OConner is a journalism senior at UF. She is also copy desk chief and a blogger for the Alligator. Caitlin OConnercoconnor@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 Greed stands in the way of American DreamTravis Hornsbys column this week completely missed the mark. He failed to understand why millions of Americans are frustrated with the 1 percent. The 99 percent are upset because the world has percent gobble them up and leave nothing for the rest of us. Heres another take on John Lockes apple tree metaphor. Sure, if you pick the apples from the tree, you have done the work and are entitled to said apples. But imagine a small group of people picking more than they can eat and not giving the rest of us an opportunity to pick any. We were willing to do the work, and there were plenty of apples to go around. Heck, there were even enough apples for some to pick extra, but the small group had to be greedy. Heres another example. If Im told my whole life that the American dream is to own a home, and a reputable bank sells me a mortgage for a $250,000 home when I only make $50,000 (Hornsbys example ment), whose fault is it that I trusted the bank to not take a stupid risk? In reality, banks made mountains of cash selling mortgages to people who couldnt afford them. The bank was the sleazy used car salesman, and I was the poor sap who didnt know much about cars but was told by experts that I made the right move. Mitchell Norton president of the Alachua County Young Democrats and UF grad student Letter to the EditorA plan currying favor with the Occupy Wall Street crowd is loan forgiveness, which serves to under Loan forgiveness is a concept where loans will be for given after a certain period of time is reached or a certain set of circumstances are met. It can also involve payment by a third party. Given the level of government debt, this is unwise and unlikely. This program would be little more than a backdoor tax to pay for education without talking about realities. This is a pipe dream by a bunch of hippies who fail to understand how loans work. Student loans are given by institutions based on a principle plus interest to be amortized including the risk that students will default on their loans. Loan forgiveness is a default minus the hit to a students credit that would happen otherwise. It basically wipes the slate clean. The student gains, the bank loses. By the bank losing money, the institution is forced to make it up somehow, because there is no such thing as a free lunch. A loan forgiveness program is asking the bank to take a hit unless the federal government pays the bank back. Occupy Wall Street would prefer it if banks were the ones taking the check. In order to make up for forgiveness, banks will be forced to increase interest rates. These rates will be high enough to harm students who had every intention of paying off their debt. This is where another person without a background in common sense would step in with the idea of a government-enforced ceiling on interest rates. This idea would also fail to gain traction. By setting a government ceiling, rates would not be allowed to exceed a certain amount. Students would pay the lower rate regardless of the actual risk they might default. This would be great, except banks would most likely lose money at the rate acceptable to Occupy Wall Street. Loan forgiveness strikes at the very core of responsibility. The idea that it is acceptable to shirk a responsibility about which someone gave their word is just a sign of the unfortunate times we live in. College is expensive. No one denies that point, but banks should not have to take a loss for your education. The art of appealing to constituents is often a disgusting pushing a program further disseminated by liberal propaganda. Here is the rebuttal: Loans should not be forgiven except under extraordinary circumstances. If college is too expensive, schools should consider letting in more students rather than continuing to boast about their student-teacher ratios and rejection rates. Ultimately, loan forgiveness does little to change the cost of education; it only serves to scapegoat major banks. For this reason, we must pass. William Stetson is a columnist for the Daily Evergreen at Washington State University. Loan forgiveness not a viable optionUWireWilliam StetsonUWire

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place in Sarasota out of consideration for the oldest members of the family. The children get mounds of presents, and the young adults get cash. Its more practical, Hua said. The adults dont get gifts, except for the elders, who get gifts out of respect. They go to Catholic Mass and hear about a baby in a manger, but the main stories of the holiday revolve around their own family. Her grandfather, who was born in Vietnam, came to the U.S. with half of his children. Hua said her aunts and uncles laugh as they retell how they fought over the one bed in their two-bedroom home. Now the family is spread among several cities. I think thats why theyre grateful to spend time with family: because they spend so much time apart, she said. French, an 18-year-old materials science and engineering freshman, celebrates Christmas and Hanukkah, but he admits hes not very consistent with celebrating Hanukkah. If we remember, we light the menorah at sundown, French said. The tree is decorated with Jewish colors, but this year, red sneaked in. During Hanukkah, hell get chocolate as gifts and eats latkes and pot roast. When Christmas Day ar rives, hell celebrate with a big egg-and-sausage breakfast at his moms house. All the wonderful breakfast stuff, he said. Then its off to his dads house for lunch. By dinnertime, all I want to do is sleep, he said. As far as gifts go, hes asking only for running shoes and a new watch to replace his old one. I never know what I want for Christmas, he said. He thought about it. I want free As, he said.Students celebrate with breakfast, decorations ERIN JESTERAlligator WriterIn many ways, Joanna Byun is an average college freshman. Byun, 19, lives on campus, hangs out with her friends and has dreams of changing the world. But unlike most of her friends at UF, Byun needs an interpreter to help her understand her professors. She is one of 30 hearing-impaired students registered with the Disability Resource Center this semester but only one of three who uses an interpreter. Byun sometimes works with Signing Gators, the American Sign Language club on campus. member, she said. Mostly, she keeps the group updated on American Sign Language slang signs and awareness issues because, she said, Im obviously a deaf culture expert. There are two kinds of people in the deaf community, Byun said. There are deaf people with a lowercase d, who might have a cochlear implant or a hear ing aid and dont usually use interpreters. They hide their deafness, she said. They dont want people to know. There are also Deaf people with a capital D, who, she said, use interpreters and sign language and are comfortable letting people know they are hearing-impaired. Im a big D, Byun said. She uses three different interpreters to help her with her four classes at UF. Byun lip-reads, but nobody can read lips and take notes at the same time, she said. I cant believe how much I miss just by looking down, she said. In addition to her interpreters, who are paid by UF as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Disability Resource Center provides a note-taker for Byun. She said shes never had a problem with the resources provided by the Disability Resource Center. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 established accommodations AT public schools for students with disabilities. However, the act allows states to deter mine their own requirements for school inter preters. Since then, 26 states have adopted the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment, tion. of interpreters in some areas. Currently, Florida does not require inter preters to take the EIPA. Theres also no shortage of interpreters at UF, said Chanda McCann, a learning specialist in the Disability Resource Center. UF gets interpreters from the Center for Infor people with disabilities. Its a pretty smooth process, McCann said. There are four interpreters at UF this semester, said Kathy Elkins, ASL interpreting coordinator at the Center for Independent Living in Gainesville. The average is three or four, depending on how many deaf students are enrolled. All of the staff and freelance interpreters at the Censtate of Florida, Elkins said. Mike Tuccelli, who teaches ASL at UF, was a deaf student at UF in the 1990s. The university was very accommodating to him then, he wrote in an email, but there are many more options for deaf students now. UF even graduated a deaf medical student thanks to the support of the Disability Resource Center, he said. Byun agreed that UF has been helpful. She just wishes her professors would remember theyre supposed to give a 15-minute break for the interpreters when a class lasts for more than one class period. They have to sign so fast, she said. I see them stretching their hands. Theyre going to get arthritis! 8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffJoanna Byun, left, signs with her friend Laura Hogan. Byun is one of only three deaf students at UF who use classroom interpreters. STUDENT LIFE HOLIDA Y S,from page 1Club raised $20,000 at last years saletion. This year, $3,000 has been budgeted to fund under graduate students who perform research, said Jim Bar rett, a professor of environmental horticulture. Without the sale, I dont know what would happen to the club, said Gina DeFalco, the clubs secretary and a 22-year-old environmental horticulture senior. The club raised $20,000 at last years sale, a consistent Prices range from $10 to $40, depending on the size, breed and color of the plant, DeFalco said. There are 160 varieties of plants in the greenhouses. Mark Keeley, a 22-year-old landscape and nursery management senior, was the designated grower for this years sale. Each year, Keeley said, Barrett chooses a different student to help grow the plants. I make decisions about the amount to grow, the location to grow it in, the pot size, growth regulars and fertilizer applications, Keeley said. UF grows the poinsettias to study how the plants fare in Floridas climate. The plants are originally from the mountains of Guatemala and Mexico. The sale began when consumers expressed an interest in purchasing the plants, and students began to grow plants for sale. Its fun to produce for consumers and for academics and for the challenges in producing them, Keeley said. People line up for the sale early Thursday morning to purchase the multicolored plants, he said. Adam Moseley, a 26-year-old environmental horticulture senior, stopped by the greenhouse Wednesday to purchase three plants for his mom: one white, one burgundy and one peach plant. he said. The sale will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. POINSETTIAS, from page 1Evans said she usually talks to the students about less expensive and lower-progestin options, especially if they have never taken oral contraceptives. Courtenay Barrett, a 20-yearold telecommunication junior, said her aunt, who was taking Yaz, developed a blood clot while she was on a plane. Barrett said that not long after, her fathers secretary had to have her pancreas removed because of problems with her Yaz pills. When one of her friends expressed an interest in the brand, Barrett discouraged her. I dont see why anybody would if it could even possibly give you those risks, she said. UF Student Health Care Center Pharmacy Manager Laura Tipton said oral contraceptives make up at least half the business at the pharmacy. She estimated that about 100 prescriptions are Each one includes a drug inthe FDA. BIRTH, from page 1 I dont see why anybody would if it could even possibly give you those risks.Courtenay Barretttelecommunication junior I see them stretching their hands. Theyre going to get arthritis!Joanna ByunUF freshman

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9 David Carr / AlligatorSenate President Andy Mason requested all senators wear tacky holiday sweaters to Tuesday nights meeting. Senate meetings will resume in January. ELECTIONS REVISIONS WILL BE PRESENTED IN JANUARY. CLARE LENNONAlligator WriterUF Student Senate Judiciary Chairman Aundre Price stood at the podium in front of the Senate the same way he does every Tuesday night. Price said he couldnt come up with a tacky holiday sweater, so he turned his jacket inside out to reveal the shiny lining and pulled on multicolored striped socks under his dress shoes. Senators clad in Santa hats, jingling vests and one musical tie passed a resolution recognizing Christmas and Hanukkah as religious holidays. According to the bill, individuals in the past attempted to rename Christmas trees as holiday trees and change menorahs to candlesticks. Graduate Senator Austin Brockmeier proposed that section of the bill be removed because it doesnt promote the goodwill cited in the bill as the hallmarks of the holidays. Senate President Andy Mason, who was didnt need to promote goodwill, just protect traditions. That needs to be preserved by upholding the original meanings, he said. The Senate also passed a resolution honor ing UF student Jade Guzzo, who died in a car accident Thanksgiving weekend. Senators Katie Waldman and Matt Mountjoy, who are chairing the elections rules committee, said the elections revisions would be mester.Student Senate recognizes holidays, plans election reformON CAMPUS ORIANA PAOLILLO DANDRIAAlligator Contributing WriterUFs animal sciences department and the Dairy Science sausage and cheddar cheese. The proceeds will help fund the travel for three of UFs Intercollegiate Judging Teams, including a livestock judging team, a meat judging team and a meat-animal evaluation team. The dairy club and the animal sciences department partments program assistant. The sausage is entirely made on campus by students. The cheese is made with milk from cows from across the Southeast. Basket prices range from $8 to $28. This is the second year the sale is taking place. We hope to increase our sales each year, Matta said. The holiday gift baskets are available for pickup at the Animal Sciences Meat Laboratory on Dec. 9 and 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Isabel Cardozo, a 19-year-old applied physiology and kinesiology freshman, said she would buy a basket to support the cause. Im obsessed with cheese, Cardozo said. Well, Im a vegetarian, but I would buy a basket for someone to help out. Kathryn Milstein contributed to this article.Students selling meat and cheese, raising money for clubs Im obsessed with cheese. Well, Im a vegetarian, but I would buy a basket for someone to help out.Isabel CardozoUF freshman

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JULIA GLUMAlligator Contributing WriterWhether the weather or the curriculum is to blame, four Florida universities recently ranked on the Princeton Reviews top 20 list of colleges where students study the least. UF is ranked No. 14, the lowest out of the Florida schools included. Florida State University rung in at No. 9, the University of South Florida at No. 5 and the University of Central Florida at No. 4. Its not unusual for multiple schools in a region to rank in the same category, said Robert Franek, author of Princeton Reviews The Best 376 Colleges, 2012 Edition. The Princeton Review determined these rankings by collecting surveys from 122,000 students enrolled at the 376 schools chosen for the book. The data used in this edition was from 2008, 2009 and 2010. An average of 325 students per school responded to the survey, but UFs participation rate was probably higher, Franek said. Students were asked, How many outof-class hours do you spend studying per day? They answered with one of the following: two hours or one hour or less. UF ranked No. 12 on the list last year and No. 8 the year before, Franek said. The survey used the blanket term studying to include homework and test prep. With 50,000 students, their study habits vary greatly, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students Jen Day Shaw wrote in an email. Ask any architecture major they are in their studies 24/7. Earlier this year, 31 percent of 19,325 UF students reported that they study 16 or more hours per week, according to the Student Experience Research University. This number is up from 26 percent in 2009. Its hard to tell whether these study rates will increase when Library West is open 24 hours in the Spring, said UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes. Regardless of ranking, Shaw wants students to take care of themselves while they study. Eat nutritional food, get enough rest, take breaks to exercise and have a positive frame of mind, she said. EMILY MORROWAlligator WriterWhen Christina Ertel has a hangover, she cures it with food. The 22-year-old political science senior said after a long night, she turns to either greasy food or Krishna Lunch, accompanied by lots of water and Advil. But now, Ertel may have another ophangover cure that has recently hit the market. A combination of 1,000 milligrams of aspirin and 120 milligrams of caffeine, the dissolvable tablets are recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a safe, effective method for treating hangovers. was just placed in New York drug stores and will be expanding across the country soon, according to its website. It is cur rently available online in a 12-tablet box for $11.99 or a 50-tablet box for $49.99. The recommended treatment is to dister when you wake up with a hangover. It supposedly works in 15 to 30 minutes. Ertel said at that price, essentially $2 I spend more than that on food the next day, she said. But William Chen, a professor in UFs health education and behavior departis the best idea for students to use. some of the symptoms of hangovers, he said, like headaches and fatigue. It doesnt actually cure the hangover. Hangovers are caused when a persons body fails to metabolize all the alcohol in his or her system, Chen said, calling it a toxic reaction. Each persons response to alcohol depends on his or her genetic makeup. cine, he said, in that it will help you feel more alert and take away aches and pains, but it is not a unique formula. Chen said hes concerned that products ing a common problem on college campuses. By giving students a treatment thats advertised as a guaranteed cure, he said he worries they will feel invincible, like they can go out and drink anything without consequences. A hangover means you drank too much, he said. Go out and enjoy drinking, but do it responsibly. 10, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 Go out and enjoy drinking, but do it responsibly.William ChenUF health education and behavior professorPill to cure hangovers hits storesUF students not so studiousACADEMICS Top 15 Least Studious U.S. Universities 1. University of North Dakota 2. Salisbury University 3. University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa 4. University of Central Florida 5. University of South Florida 6. University of Mississippi 7. University of Iowa 8. Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge 9. Florida State University 10. University of Maryland at College Park 11. Rider University 12. Ohio University at Athens 13. West Virginia University 14. University of Florida 15. University of Georgia

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Call 372-7111 4-25-11-72-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4s Only $409 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 4-25-72-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 4-25-11-72-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 4-25-11-72-2 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 4-25-11-72-2 !! LIVE LIFE ON THE BOARDWALK !! 1/1 Flats & Cool Lofts! 2/2s and 3/2s Pets Loved! 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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 4-25-11-72-2 Love the Nightlife?Live where you play! ArlingtonSquare.org Apts in the heart of downtown Call for Avail. 352.338.0002 4-25-11-72-2 2BR/1BA Cent heat mobile home. Shaded lot, laundry room. From $380 to $450/mo. Includes water. No pets. 1ST MONTH FREE! Vacant lots also available. 4546 NW 13th St. 376-5887 2-3-91-2 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 1-9-11-20-2 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. Close to all -has it all! $700/ mo. Call 278-8381 12-7-11-15-2 Newly renovated very clean, spacious property near everything in NW area available for lease. Laundry room, lots of storage space, central H/Ac, fireplace, much more. $890/ mo. Call 352-375-6754 or 352-495-6250 1-9-11-15-2 Get an entire 2/2 apt for only $820/mo avail able NOW! Clean, spacious, comfortable inside. Gated community. Access to tanning beds, 24 hr gym, basketball & tennis courts & more. Furnishing available 954-625-5043 12-7-13-2 QUIET ngbd close to campus: 2br/2b, w/d, tile floors, built in storage, bookcases & desk, lge yard. $800/m. 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ALLIGATOR 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 SUN BAY APARTMENTS 708 SW 16th Ave. 2bed/1bath close to UF, Shands, Vet School Units starting from $550!! Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.6720 / 352.376.7041 4-25-11-79-2 1 & 2 bedroom apartments 2 4 bedroom houses 3BD/2.5BA condo Great location, fenced yard, all tile. $550-1000/mo Call (352) 494-8959 1-9-11-5-2 $325/ 2BR/2BA, 980 sq ft. (Boardwalk Apts) Move in Dec 18th. Rent begins Jan 1st. $650 total. Coveted Boardwalk end unit, next to tennis courts & clubhouse/laundry room. On bus route to UF & Shands. Minutes to downtown Gainesville. Provided w/ rent pest control, trash & recycling collection, 24-hour emergency maintenance, unilimited free tanning, cardio center, 24 hour laundry room 2 tennis courts free parking jr olympic swimming pool. Email me for more information. boardwalkapartment@gmail.com 352-2153198 2701 SW 13th St. Cats are ok. Dogs are ok. 1-9-11-4-2 HOUSE 1 Block to UF/Sorority Row. 3 x 2, central AC/heat. W/D, DW, ice-maker, very clean, plenty of parking. Available Augus0t 16th 1 year. $1380/mo 665-8166 1-9-114-2 3BR/2BA HOUSE, near UF, VA, Shands. 3627 SW 15th St. across from I-Hop. Fenced large backyard, fireplace. $900/mo. 3272931 or 376-6183 1-9-11-4-2 Love this 3/2 NEW home just minutes from Shands and UF on Archer Rd. Tankless water heater, wood and ceramic tile floors. Community pool. 1402 SF. $1,500 per mo. Available in late December. (352) 871-6893 12-7-11-2-2. 2BR/1BA House. 1block from NE park 6th Terr. Bike to downtown, Publix, Wards, UF. Updated new energy-efficient everything. Fresh paint, spacious rooms & closets. Hardwood floors, patio, fenced yard, W/D, non-smoking. $800/mo. 1st, last, security. Year lease 352-339-5440 8am-8pm 1-911-3-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-6-12-21-2 1BR/1.5BA loft in Sparrow Condominiums. Totally renovated, very clean & quiet. Perfect for graduate students & professionals. Parking & clubhouse included. Avail 1/15. $575/mo + utils, + sec deposit. 339-4600 1-12-11-5-2 $450 / 1br This is your new home! 1BR/1BA Sublease in a 2BR/2BA Townhome Apartment located in the Laurels (Close to UF). Available Dec/Jan. First month FREE! Call or Text 813-404-3135. Pets are allowed 1-12-5-2 3 Bed House, $900/mo, Vintage Hardwood floors, Central Air, W/D Hookup photos at www.rentalworkshop.com 352-226-3535, 813-347-9379 1-13-12-6-2 4 Bed House, $1000/mo, Vintage Hardwood floors with Key West Style Porch, W/D Hookups photos at www.rentalworkshop.com 352-226-3535, 813-347-9379 1-13-12-6-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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 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 4-25-72-4 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 1-9-11-6-4 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 1-9-11-6-4 STUDENTS NEEDED TOWNHOUSE W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus route. $350/mo + utils per room. Available December. Call 727-729-1561 1-9-11-5-4 Female roommate wanted in furnished condo. $325/month all inclusive. Within walking distance of Southwest Rec Center, convenient bus stops, pool. Available 1/1/12 Call or text 321-432-5565 12-7-4-4 Roommates needed. House 2 blks to UF/ Sorority Row, near Shands, Tigert, Mid/ Downtown. 4 lg BR/2BA. Students preferred! Huge, very clean home. Cent AC/H, FP, W/D, new wd flrs, DW, 5 extra closets, fenced yard, plenty of parking, on quiet street. Only $398/ mo/room. Call/text Jordan 305-896-9066 1-9-11-4-4 FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED TO SHARE GREAT 2/2 APT. PRIV. BATH, FURNISHED, W/D, ON BUS ROUTE, ALL INCLUSIVE $460. CONTACT ANGIE 786-239-2740 ANGIE.COLOMBIA_86@YAHOO.COM 12-7-2-4 $450/mo Furn'ed Bedroom w/ Pvt Bathroom WiFi TV near UF NW 13th Street w/ 2 in shared home Email: ROOM@COX.NET Ph. 352-338-1113 Nice quiet roommates and 1 cat near bus lines and bike trails. 12-711-1-4 Master bed/bath, 3/2 house $450/month (negotiable) 1.5 miles from UF. SW Gainesville. Share with 1 grad student. Garage, washer/ dryer, fenced in yard, pets welcome. aditson@ufl.edu 727-409-7806 1-10-3-4 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 2BR/2BA CONDO3843 SW 28th Terr. Close to campus. 352516-2545 1-9-11-3-5 BANK FORECLOSURE! Brand New FLORIDA WATERFRONT CONDO Only $199,900. (Similar unit sold for $399,900) Upscale 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,675sf condo. Luxury amenities, prime location on the water! Call now for special holiday incentives (877)888-7571, x 86 12-7-1-5 ORANGE GROVE. Income prod., 131 AC, S of LaBelle, FL. Hamlins and Valencias. Production info available. Net income 2010-2011 was $80,998. $5,000 per acre. Sweetwater Land Co., LLC. Linda Dekle Davis, Lic. Broker,LaBelle, FL, 863-517-1153 12-7-11-1-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-7-11-74-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-7-11-74-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-7-11-74-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 12-7-74-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-7-74-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 12-7-74-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-7-74-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-7-11-74-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig. Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-7-70-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND 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. 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14, ALLIGATOR 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 Designer Fashions from $6.00 onwww.shoppernista.com1-9-12-2-10 WEIDER PRO HOME WEIGHT SYSTEM Get fit in the privacy of home. 10 lbs 110 lbs dual weights. Bench-press, Leg-curls, Butterfly. Like new! $399/OBO. Call 352-271-8730 1-9-11-2-10 CHRISTMAS PRESENTS yard sale 5 blocks from campus, Sat&Sun, Dec. 10-11, 10am-5pm. CDs, DVDs, videos, vinyl albums all styles and genres. 100+ books. Fine glassware for wine, spirts, etc. Many other items in "gift" condition. 1734 NW 5th Ave 12-7-1-10 FLORIDA CITRUS: FREE S&H 20lb. Gift Pack Only $34.95. Navel Oranges or Ruby Reds. Order NOW for Christmas! www.boxo-fruit.com 12-7-1-10 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 4-25-72-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 12-7-1174-12 I BUY JUNK CARS & SCRAP TOP PRICES PAID!Call Anytime 352-443-1100 1-9-11-50-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECKS!!!! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECKS CASH VEHICLES $999 & UP! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 92 EAGLE TALON $999 89 FORD BRONCO $999 94 FORD TAURUS $999 96 HONDA ACCORD $1499 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 96 CADILLAC DEVILLE $1999 95 NISSAN 200SX $1999 98 FORD F250 $2500 02 CHEVY BLAZER $4999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 96 TOYOTA CAMRY $1999 98 PONTIAC GRAND AM $1999 01 DODGE NEON $1999 00 OLDS ALERO $2500 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES CERTIFIED USED VEHICLES NO CREDIT CHECK MOVE VEHICLES $500 & UP! 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8900 04 HONDA ACCORD $8999 03 MITS ECLIPSE $7999 05 TOYOTA CAMRY $10999 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 07 SUZUKI VITARA $12999 04 HONDA ODYSSEY $9999 05 SUZUKI XLT $9999 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model, or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: (888)420-3807 12-7-1-12 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 1-9-11-72-13 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.comVOLUNTEERING 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. 3721226 sandysresale.com 12-7-11-74-14 Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie, punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752 12-7-74-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 127-11-73-14 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 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 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 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 TUTORS FOR SPRING 1-on-1 tutoring atrisk K-12th grade students. $10/hr. 1-4 afternoons/wk. 15-20 min drive from campus. UF Fed Wk Study Permit req for emp. Volunteers welcome. Contact Sally at st23@cox.net 1-9-11-5-14

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ALLIGATOR APP WRITER NEEDEDAuthor needs app writer. Send samples of your work to: ekx@inaugurals.com 1-9-114-14 baby sitter for a 5 yr old, part time, flexible hrs, second language, cooking skills a plus, references, email resume to avgeorgieva@hotmail.com 1-10-12-3-14 Office Assistant DSR Technologies is looking for Part-Time Office Assistant. Applicants can submit resume to career@dsrtechnologies.com or apply at www.dsrtechnologies.com/application 12-7-11-1-14 Office AsstF/Tpassion for reading/fit ness/detail/WallStreet. Eye for change. 1 year+ commitment. Resume to: 626 N.E. 1st Street, 32601 or paulsrothstein@gmail.com 1-9-11-2-14 LAW STUDENT EXCELLENT WRITING SKILLS. 1 year+ commitment. Resume to: 626 N.E. 1st Street, 32601or paulsrothstein@gmail.com 1-9-11-2-14 Interpreter/Translator PT 10 hrs/wk Law Office needs Spanish-English interpreter. Resume to: robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 1-17-12-7-14 Apply Now, 12 Drivers Needed Top 5% Pay 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)2588782 www.meltontruck.com 12-7-1-14 Drivers: Run GA, AL, MS, TN & FL HOME WEEKENDS, Earn Up to 39c/mi, 1 yr OTR Flatbed exp. Call: SUNBELT TRANSPORT, LLC (800)572-5489 ext. 227 12-7-1-14 Driver Dry & Refrigerated. Single source dispatch. No tractor older than 3 years. Daily Pay! Various hometime options! CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. (800)4149569. www.driveknight.com 12-7-1-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-25-72-15 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 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. 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 TIS THE SEASON TO TILL! Chauncey will till a garden cheaper than it would cost to rent a tiller. Veggies or flowers makes it better. Call Chauncey, Gardner 352-214-1767 1-9-11-4-15 PHOTO/VIDEO STUDIO RENTAL and Location Event Coverage. Either our service or self-service. For clients who need a studio solution, or special event photo/videos. Good rates. Ph. (352) 338-1113 / E: jeffotos@cox.net /G'ville 12-7-11-1-15 ALLIED HEALTH career training-Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (800)481-9409 www. CenturaOnline.com 12-7-1-15 $$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!!! $$$ As seen on TV.$$$ Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500-$500,000++within 48/hrs? Low rates APPLY NOW BY PHONE! Call Today! 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FINANCIAL REWARD will depend on the donor's quali ties but will be SUBSTANTIALLY higher than the standard clinical rate of $3,000. Treatment (standard IVF) will take place at a Tampa medical facility (travel and lodging paid for). The cost will be fully met by the couple. Candidates should send a brief description of themselves and a recent photo to: 4532 W. Kennedy Blvd., #305, Tampa, Florida 33609, or call 813-334-9887. Full confidentiality guaranteed. 12-7-11-2-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love SAVE $$$ on Advertising! Run your classified ad in over 100 Florida newspapers reaching over 4 MILLION readers for $475 that is less than $4 per newspaper. Call this newspaper or (866)742-1373 for more details or visit: www.florida-classifieds.com. 12-7-1-20 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.FOUND: iPhoneat downtown bus stop. 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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

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG alligatorSports.orgThis is the last edition of the paper this semester, but check alligatorSports.org during the break for more football, basketball and volleyball coverage. Rainey, Sturgis Honored by CoachesRunning back Chris Rainey and kicker Caleb Sturgis were voted to the All-Southeastern Conference First Team by the conferences coaches Tuesday. Rainey was selected as an all-purpose performer. Gators freshman Carlie Needles is the latest womens basketball player to suffer an ACL injury. See feature, page 19. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffSenior point guard Erving Walker said he isnt worried by losses to Ohio State and Syracuse but that the Gators need to snag a quality nonconference win. Florida plays Arizona tonight at 7 in the OConnell Center. UF HAD 36 TURNOVERS IN LOSSES TO OSU, CUSE. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff WriterAfter Florida was knocked scored for the Buckeyes and the Walker knows the Gators will But I think it would be we just lost In order to do that, Florida Florida looking to minimize mistakes against Arizona tonight JOE MORGANAlligator Writer the chance just to be in Florida or to be at Gators travel cross-country TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer and Chris Rain Oral commitments are nonbinding until a national letter of intent is signed on or after National Signing Day on Feb. 1, 2012.Top running back recruit chooses Georgia over UFSEE HOOPS, P A GE 18 SEE W-HOOPS, P A GE 18Donovan UF R ecruiting Butler

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guards, theyve got the ability to do that, so our ability to guard those guys will be a great challenge, Donovan said. Syracuse does it with length and size and these guys do it with speed and quickness based on the lines they got out there. The Gators most turnover-prone player early this season has been freshman Brad Beal with 19 giveaways. Normally playing guard, the 6-foot-3 Beal has had to move down low to the power forward slot during the last three games due to an injury to 6-foot10 starter Erik Murphy. While Murphy will likely make his return against Arizona, Donovan said he has been able to live with Beals mistakes because of his effort on the boards. Beal has posted three consecutive games of nine rebounds or more in Murphys absence. Part of the reason hes been able to stay on the ing and he is rebounding, Donovan said. That was one of my concerns when we lost Chandler (Parsons) with our guards is: What kind of rebounding will we get from the small forward spot? Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org.Murphy likely to return to lineup against Arizona something the Gators experienced with six new players joining the fold last season. Floridas lack of cohesion cost of six away games against nonconfer ence foes during the 2010-11 season. We were trying to overcome a road, Butler said. It turns into a bigger monster than it really is because its in your mind and thats what makes it so powerful. However, an impressive 6-2 start this season has senior guard Jordan Jones believes the Gators are capable of making the road a home away from home. Were a year older, she said. You cant underestimate being more mature, learning those lessons and knowing how tough it is (on the road). trip, tonights game is San Franciscos In the midst of a seven-game losing streak, the Dons will be seeking their Butler expects a big crowd in tonights matchup, labeling it as a dangerous game. The hostile crowd, I think, is a positive sometimes it energizes you as a competitor, Butler said. While UF has yet to face an opponent on the road, it has already played games away from the OConnell Center this year. During Thanksgiving break, the Gators traveled to Brooklyn, N.Y., to play in the Courtyard LaGuardia Turkey Classic. Florida won backto-back games against La Salle and Charlotte during its stay in New York. Its just going to prove our maturity level, senior guard Deana Allen said. We can also win games away from our fans. Last Friday, UF lost to No. 11 Rutgers in a neutral-site game in Daytona Beach. While the Gators were playing near home, the Scarlet Knights bening by Florida fans. Its not a brand-new experience, Butler said. es, been on a few buses and been in a few hotels, so this wont be much different. ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 David Carr / AlligatorFlorida coach Amanda Butler (left) has a 20-32 record on the road since tak ing the job in 2007, including a 7-15 mark against nonconference teams. More mature Gators ready for road test W-HOOPS, from page 16 HOOPS, from page 16 Syracuse does it with length and size and these guys do it with speed and quickness based on the lines they got out there.Billy DonovanUF coach All of the things, all of the adversity you expect with the road, start facing some of that, learning what that means, what that feels like and environments.Amanda ButlerUF head coach

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JOE MORGANAlligator WriterFreshman guard Carlie Needles planted her left foot to cut right, but she never completed the move. touched after suffering tears to the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in her left knee. Just like that, her season was over before it even began. lost a season due to ACL woes. Sophomore Lily Svete and senior Ndidi Madu, both forwards, also took medical redshirts during their respective freshman seasons due to ACL injuries. When Needles originally injured her knee, she thought she had merely hyper extended it and that ice treatments would be the cure. Madus situation was similar. Heading into the 2007-08 campaign, the ACL in Madus right knee was already partially torn from high school. As is common with ACL injuries, Madus knee locked at the time, but she believed it was just a torn meniscus, which typically takes between two and six weeks to heal. When Madu eventually suffered the complete tear at UF, the extent of her injury was still not clear. When I actually did tear it, it didnt lock and it didnt swell, so I wasnt sure what it could be, Madu said. jury, and Madu had reconstructive surgery a month later. The most frustrating part for Madu was going through summer and preseason workouts and then watching her team from the bench. so hard and youve done everything up to this point and now its time for games. Unlike Madu and Needles, Svete knew something was wrong immediately. Coming to a sudden conclusion about the severity of her injury was tough for Svete. I knew it popped; I knew it happened right away, she said. The coaches told me, Oh, we dont know what it is. I was like, I really know that I tore my ACL. Svete had the opportunity to play in four games before her injury more than Madu and Needles did combined prior to their respective ACL tears. However, the pain of missing nearly an entire season stung Svete. I feel really bad for Carlie because I know exactly what shes feeling, she said. Shes not going to get to experience the season at all as a player. Having recovered and moved on, Madu and Svete are helping Needles through the rehabilitation process. From her own experience, Svete told Needles what her knee will look like postsurgery, and Madu has used humor to provide needed distraction from the injury. Lily even had (injuries) by the way that they move and perform and lift, Florida coach Amanda Butler said. They are great examples of what she has to look forward to: not just a full recovery, but maybe even being bigger and better than ever. lose a season due to an ACL injury. When she went down, it was a situation all too familiar for Butler. We still havent found that magic thing to determine why exactly women are more susceptible to ACL tears than men, Butler said. Theyre just so prevalent in our game. Marty Huegel, the director of rehabilitation for the University Athletic Association, is one of many on the hunt. He said that non-contact ACL injuries, like the one Needles suffered, are a growing problem in women's athletics. I call them Title IX injuries, Huegel ing out that women are more susceptible to these injuries: due to the numbers playing as a result of Title IX. good thing it may have been good or bad depending on what your viewpoint is. Huegel, who has worked with Madu, Svete, and now Needles, says women are more prone to non-contact ACL injuries than men. The Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan list differences such as the size of the ACL itself, pelvis width, hormone concentration levels, and varying movements based on knee structure as potential causes. Despite the distinction between ACL injuries in men and women, Huegel maintains that the rehabilitation is similar for both genders but varies from person to person. However, one issue Huegel said hinders women returning from a torn ACL is a reluctance to jump and land. Considering that landing awkwardly is one of the main causes of non-contact ACL injuries in women, hesitance is understandable. In order to overcome that unwillingness to leave the feet and to prevent further injury Huegel said there are a number of jumping and landing exercises trainers have developed. Depending on their level of fear with that, that will determine how fast you progress, he said. The progression is not time-based; its performance-based. Some overcome fear quickly and have to play the waiting game something that frustrated Svete. It was probably the hardest thing Ive ever been through, she said. I was someone who really pushed myself with the rehab and everything like that every day The standard recovery time is between six and eight months, according to Huegel. However, he acknowledges that while a patient may be fully rehabilitated, there are still challenges ahead in readjusting to aspects of the sport. The biggest problem working with athletes is you have to hold them back, Huegel said. They want to do more than they should. Needles is getting antsy sitting on the bench does not suit her. Ill just want contact, Ill just want somebody to hit me, Needles said. Ill just want someone to hit me and be able to feel that adrenaline again. But physical play is not in her near fustudy. So far, Butler has been more than happy to keep Needles involved. Carlies unique because shes a point guard and she is very much a student of the game, Butler said. She still is in all of the point guard meetings, taking notes and doing everything she can to try and develop her mind since her body is on hold here for a few weeks. Since the injury, Needles has become like an assistant coach and a cheerleader for her teammates. Her character and demeanor led Butler to describe the freshman guard as a tremendous model of leadership. She shed a tear or two at the beginning, and we all did because its a hard thing to know that your seasons being taken away from you, Butler said. But she hasnt complained. I think shes really been an inspiration to her teammates in that regard. Perhaps the most ringing endorsement of Needles came from senior guard Jordan Jones. At the teams Thanksgiving meal, each person gave thanks for the person sitting to their left. Jones praised Needles maturity and miss the entire season. Not one time have I heard her complain; not one time has she come in with a down attitude, Jones said. As a freshman, she has so much respect from me to be able to handle it that way. Needles is just one on a long list of female athletes to fall victim to a non-contact ACL injury. Rehabilitation will be a long process, but unless researchers can decrease the likelihood of Title IX injuries, it is just part of the game. Things happen for a reason and I keep telling myself that, Needles said. Its the way I was brought up you just try to overcome things, you dont try to feel sorry for yourself. ALLIGATOR, Aundre Larrow / AlligatorFlorida freshman guard Carlie Needles suffered a tear to her ACL in November. She is LANDING ON HER FEETFreshman Needles working to overcome ACL tear Ill just want contact, Ill just want somebody to hit me. Ill just want someone to hit me and be able to feel that adrenaline again. Carlie NeedlesUF freshman guard

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