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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 76 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF buys .xxx domain names to protect trademarksAdministration bought 17 adult-oriented domains, pg 5. High-speed chase ends in wreck on Southwest 13th StreetPolice were pursuing a home invasion suspect early Tuesday morning. Visit alligator.org for the story. UFs in-state tuition ranked second in value in the list by Kiplingers Personal Finance magazine, pg. 4. 79 /57 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14 ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterThree months ago, when the meal limit at St Francis House was lifted and replaced with a lice clearance requirement to use any service at the shelter and soup kitchen. While meal time at St. Francis House is more peaceful and not as crowded, some believe it has created more opposition in the Gainesville community. rector of St. Francis House, said he added the police clearance requirement in his management plan when he asked the city to Francis House serves lunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. point, Vann said. We needed more accountability when the meal limit was lifted. The policy has created more problems instead of solving them, fessor at UFs Levin College of Law. Shelter requires police clearanceAlex Catalano / Alligator StaffBob Adams eats at the St. Francis House, 413 S Main St., on Monday morning. New regulations require people using any service at the shelter and soup kitchen to obtain police clearance. TWO MORE SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES AND WERE RELEASED THE SAME DAY. TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterThree people who were injured in a car crash at the intersection of University Avenue and Southwest 34th Street on Sunday afternoon are recovering. ing surgery at Shands at UF, said Cpl. Angelina Valuri, Gainesville Police spokeswoman. Sullivan has a spinal fracture. Barry Guertin, 49, and Caline McDermott, 32, were taken to North Florida Regional Medical Center after ple were injured in the crash. Alachua County Fire Rescue Services drove Sullivan Dermott to North Florida Medical, and a family member took Guertin there. Guertin and McDermott were treated for injuries in the emergency room and released the same day. The crash happened when Sullivan, driving a silver Kia Optima, sped north at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday on hand turn lanes. The Optima hit the left rear side of a green Mitsubishi Eclipse and the drivers side of a silver Chevy Cobalt, according to Gainesville Police. The Optima continued moving forward, slamming into the back of a white Honda Odyssey. Driver in accident in stable condition with spinal fractureAROUND GAINESVILLE SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Writer nights Student Senate meeting. The changes come after complications tem caused some students to be placed In November, Senate President Andy Mason formed a specialized committee to examine and modify the rules. Sen. Katie Waldman said some codes are outdated and apply to paper ballots, not the new electronic ballots. For procedure changes to apply to the spring elections, the Senate must approve them six weeks before the election cycle, she said. It takes the Senate two weeks to read through the tions are Feb. 21 and 22. man said. the Fall 2011 elections, and the problems with it prompted the UF Supreme Court to investigate the elections process. tended the committee meetings though she is not a committee member. She said students. My fear is that the changes will reduce son said. Student Senate to present revised elections proceduresMason SEE MEALS, PAGE 8 We needed more accountability when the meal limit was lifted.Kent Vannexecutive director of St. Francis HouseChanges come after complications in fall electionFloridas lack of effort on defense has been a focal point heading into tonights home game against Georgia. See story, page 14.


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 76 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTSUNNY 60/34 PARTLY CLOUDY 59/32 PARTLY CLOUDY 73/45 THUNDER STORMS 74/50 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/57 WHATS HAPPENING?Toastmasters meeting Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m. Entomology Building Room 1031 Everyone is welcome to attend meetings in Room 1031 in the Entomology Building, 970 Natural Area Drive. Meet members and learn about Toastmasters, an international organization that provides a positive atmosphere to learn and practice public speaking and leadership skills in a group setting. For details, visit http://talkinggators. freetoasthost.biz or call 352870-2267. Talking Gators Toastmasters Club also is on Facebook. TED Club meeting Today, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stuzin Hall, Room 103 All students are welcome to the TED Club meeting. There will be a TEDx UF update. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.STATEMuslim man from Kosovo charged in Tampa bomb plot TAMPA A Kosovo-born man was charged with plotting to attack Tampa-area nightclubs wrongs done to Muslims, federal authorities said Monday. According to a federal complaint, 25-year-old Sami Osmakac recorded an eight-minute video shortly before his arrest explaining why he wanted to bring terror to his victims hearts in the Tampa Bay arrested Monday and charged Jail records showed Hedrick was being held without bond and had a court hearing scheduled Tuesday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNATI ONALBeezow Doo-Doo ZopittybopBop-Bop arrested in Wisconsin MADISON, Wis. Authorities in southern Wisconsin are facing a tongue twister thanks to the arrest of Beezow DooDoo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop. The unusually named 30-year-old man was in jail Sunday in Madison. Police say he violated his bail conditions from a previous run-in with the law. Court records show that his name used to be Jeffrey Drew Wilschke. He legally changed it in October. The Capital Times reports that Zopittybop-Bop-Bop was arrested last week after residents complained of excessive drinking and drug use near Reynolds Park in Madison. Authorities say he was arrested in another local park last April after police found a loaded handgun in his backpack. Hes tentatively charged with carrying a concealed knife and possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana. Jail records dont list his bail amount or an attorney. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS area. Osmakac is a naturalized American citizen. In the video, Osmakac is with a pistol in his hand and an AK-47 behind him. Osmakac said in the video that Muslim blood was more valuable than that of people who do not believe in Islam. He said he wanted payback for wrong that was done to Muslims, according to the complaint. U.S. Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli ordered Osmakac held without bail. If convicted on the single count of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, Osmakac could face life in prison. Osmakac was arrested Sathe was planning his attack after he allegedly bought exfrom an undercover agent. were disabled before the sale. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSFlorida sheriff says DNA leads to arrest in cold case SANFORD A central DNA has helped crack the case in a fatal stabbing that had gone unsolved for about 20 years. The Seminole County nally solved the 1991 killing of 50-year-old Betty Clair Foster. Foster was working alone at a computer store near Casselberry on Jan. 31, 1991, when she was killed. Monday that DNA found at the scene was recently matched to 50-year-old David Hedrick of Apopka. Hedrick was recently convicted of tax fraud. The sher




4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffFinance junior Christopher Howard, 21, bowls in the Reitz Union Game Room on Monday night during the Back to School Bash event, which featured discounted bowling games for $2 per person. STUDENTS COULD BOWL FOR $2 A GAME AND PLAY BILLIARDS FOR $3 AN HOUR. MATT BOLESAlligator Contributing WriterWhile some students stood in line to buy textbooks or waited for classes to open up on ISIS on Monday, others enjoyed bowling and playing Union Game Room. The event lasted from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Students held their cue sticks steady at the billiard tables while bowling balls crashed into pins just a few yards away. Music blared as game room employee Chris Car rion surveyed the scene. Carrion, a mathematics junior, has worked in the game room since this summer. He said he thinks its cool that students can unwind in the game room if they have a break during the day. Regular rates in the game room are $3.50 per game per person for bowling and $6 per hour for billiards, but on Monday, students bowled $2 games and played billiards for $3 an hour. Students also competed in a trivia tournament. Charlotte Dare, manager of the game room, said many similar events are planned for this semester. Were ramping it up, Dare said. We want to have about two events every month. The next event will be an eight-ball tournament Jan. 21. Xiang was one of the students playing billiards during the event. He said he likes to play about once a week and relax in the game room between classes. Study hard, play hard, he said. Students bowl, play billiards at Reitzs Back to School Bash JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterFor the seventh year in a row, UF nabbed the No. 2 spot on Kiplingers Personal Finances list of the 100 best in-state values in public colleges last week. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill topped New College of Florida at No. 5, Florida State University at No. 18, University of Central Florida at No. 39, Univer sity of North Florida at No. 63 and University of South Florida at No. 87. UF came in at No. 8 for best out-of-state value. Kiplingers ranks colleges by examining factors like academic support. UF spokesman Steve Orlando said this ranking is good news for students and parents. People are paying close attention to the value for their money, particularly with a lot of talk about the rising cost of public education, Orlando said. Were always mindful of making sure that students are getting the best education they can. Of the top 10, only UF and New College charge less than the national average for in-state students. A year at UF costs a total of $15,526, and the national average is $17,131, according to Kiplingers website. Even UF students who graduate with debt tend to save money. Orlando said students have an average of about $16,000 in debt, compared to about $20,000 nationally. the Florida Prepaid College Plan, he said. Applied physiology and kinesiology sophomore Sebastien Goodman, 20, said cost was a big factor when he chose UF. He said he takes out about $3,000 in loans each For undergraduate education, why wouldnt I try to Goodman said he thinks UFs value could improve by lowering the current student-faculty ratio of 21-1. Orlando said the university is working to improve that number.UFs in-state tuition considered second-best value in US TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterA Shands at UF employee was arrested at work Friday night on domestic battery charges. Lewis on Friday she could not return rent money to him, their argument turned violent, according to a Gainesville Police report. Lewis pushed Hobdy onto a bed and began to choke her. The confrontation took place in the Cobblestone Apartments comLewis was arrested at Shands at 8:47 p.m. Friday. He was charged with preventing Hobdy from talking to law enforcement and domestic battery by choking her, both third-degree felonies. He was also charged Lewis and Hobdy have lived together on and off for about two years. The couple has a 2-year-old daughter together, Lewis said. During the couples argument, Hobdy threatened to call 911, but Lewis snatched the phone and threw it downstairs, according to the arrest report. The two scrambled for the phone, but Lewis snapped the phone in half. found a TV and a DVD player smashed on the Lewis at Shands, where he works as a linen technician. The report a security guard, but Lewis said Monday he This is all news to me, man, Lewis said. What youre seeing is what Im seeing. I dont know why theyre saying Im a security guard. and hemmed her up, according to the report. He also said he took Hobdys phone after she threatened to call the police. On Monday, Lewis said he never gave a statement prior to his arrest.Shands employee arrested, charged with domestic batteryON C AMPUS ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff Writerperience, at least they enjoy the atmosphere. The 2011 Student Experience in the Research University survey showed UF ranked second of eight participating peer universities in student satisfaction with the social experience and with a feeling of belonging at the campus. academic experience. UF had the highest SERU response rate at 63 percent, 26 percentage points higher than the next-highest, the University of Southern California. Jen Day Shaw, assistant vice president of student affairs and dean of students, said the reason for the high response rate was UFs marketing strategies, which included tying season football ticket registration to completion of the survey. Marketing SERU to students is important because the data Shaw said. The survey was designed to identify effective academic practices on campus and areas for improvement. If youre going to complain, make sure your voice is SERU survey: UF students happy with campus experienceLewis For undergraduate education, why wouldnt I Sebastien Goodmanapplied physiology and kinesiology sophomore


TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 UF has blocked 17 trademarked names from receiving adult-oriented .xxx domain names at a fee of $200 per address. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator WriterThe Gator name will not be a part of the adult entertainment industry at least for the next 10 years. UF paid a one-time fee of $200 per name to block 17 trademarked names, including Gator Nation, Gators, Rowdy Reptiles and University of Florida, from being purchased as .xxx domain names. The university additionally purchased OrangeandBlue. xxx because it is not a universityowned trademark. which went on sale to the public in December, are reserved for adult entertainment. The university spent about $3,600 total, said Janine Sikes, spokeswoman for UF. In order to block the names, the university had to prove it had a registered trademark and provide the date of the trademark. By blocking the adult-oriented .xxx domain names, UF ensured no one else can purchase them for the next 10 years. UF did not wants its name or any of its trademark names to be used with inappropriate content, Sikes said. She said UF plans to do nothing with the domain names. Psychology junior Jessenia Guerra, 20, doesnt consider UFs investment a big issue. I dont know if other people would be disturbed by it, but Im happy a porn website wont come up, she said. UF buys .xxx domain names to protect trademarksNATIONAL NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS ARE HELPING THE TOWN, WHICH EXPERIENCED ABOUT 18 FEET OF SNOW. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSANCHORAGE, Alaska Dozens of National Guard from massive snows that have collapsed roofs, trapped some people in homes and triggered avalanches. The Guard reported more than 18 feet of snow has fallen in the past weeks, although the National Weather Service did not immediately have a measurement. partially collapsed and six homes are deemed in risk of collapse by heavy, wet snow. The town issued a disaster proclamation last week after three weeks of relentless snow overwhelmed local crews Responders said Sunday that rain fell overnight, making for a slippery, treacherous mess in the Prince William Sound community of 2,000 year-round residents. The region has been pummeled by snow, but Cordova is of particular concern because there is no road access to the town, only boat and plane passage, said Maj. Gen. Thomas Katkus, adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard.Alaska town tries to dig itself out from under huge snow dump I dont know if other people would be disturbed by it, but Im happy a porn website wont come up.Jessenia Guerrapsychology junior


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 EditorialTUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Mondays question: Do you think the library should be open 24 hours? Todays question: Do you regularly donate blood?67% YES 33% NO84 TOTAL VOTESJoey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORRight to DecorateOccupational licensing goes too far If you have ever thought of one day becoming an interior designer, you need to move the hell away from Florida. Florida is one of three states that requires you to obtain a license to give interior design consulting and advice. which colors best accentuate their new bedroom set, you have to go through a long and arduous process to give this advice for a living. According to the National Law Journal, to obtain an inteplete a combined six years of post-secondary education and apprenticeship under a state-licensed interior designer and pass a state-mandated exam administered by a private testing body. If someone practices as an interior designer without going degree misdemeanor, up to a year in jail and about $1,000 in Occupational licensing for careers in interior design, hair styling or ballroom dance studio operating (no, thats not a joke) is clearly an absurd use of government power. Not using a licensed interior designer might not make your home look like something off of HGTV, but there cant seriously be a concern for public safety, can there? The other 47 states run wild with unlicensed interior designers and, much to the chagrin of Florida lawmakers, things So what is the real reason for these absurd occupational licensing requirements? The simple answer is that professionals already established in the industry want to prevent competition from entering the market. Clark Neily, an attorney at the Institute for Justice, called the push for occupational licenses a virulent cartelization effort. It is no coincidence that licensing boards are generally made up of people already in the industry. The less competition, the more business current interior designers can receive. But your right to suggest the proper length of drapes is not the biggest issue. Of even greater importance is the fact that various industries are using the government to prevent you from doing what you want to do. If people are voluntarily paying you for your decorating advice, what business is it of the state that you are properly trained? With the Internet and various websites like Angies List, which rate the quality of various service providers, why do we turn to the government to protect us? By keeping out competition with occupational licensing laws, consumers end up being hurt the most, facing higher prices and fewer choices. Technology undermines retained knowledgeYears ago I thought I was smart because I could name most of the state capitals, I knew the difference between a peach and a nectarine, and I could discern a Pink Floyd sample from that of Led Zeppelin. Granted, none of these really indicated my intellect. But I thought my knowledge would increase exponentially until the day my hair grayed, at which time my clarity would dampen as my experiences compounded. Reality, however, is far from what Id imagined. At thoughts Id had the day before. While I dont record messages to myself like Polaroids, I at least expect to remember a persons name, a passage Ive read or how to cook my brain: my smartphone. Where I used to depend on the sharpness of my recollection, I now depend on the reliability of my connection. Presumably, Im not alone consider the number of students you see marching across campus glued to their portable devices of choice. Its reasonable to assume that at some point we will, or we have, become habituated to entrusting these devices to contain all the information we will ever want and ever need, our minds no longer burdened with the task of remembering bits of information. Even vital are abandoned to a search on our smartphones. Each additional feature steadily depletes our standard for intelligence. Just ask Siri. If she understands you, that is. tion of retained knowledge, civic duty seems to be the most handicapped. I hope, though I wont bet, that most UF students know the name of some of the more controversial acts I hope, though I wont bet, that most UF students can recite at least some of the amendments in the Bill of Rights. Failure to do so and referring to your smartphone for the answers seems to render that device more American than its user, despite it being made in China or South Korea. If we have the audacity to call ourselves Americans, we should have the same knowledge and under ments as Christians should of the Ten Commandments. Now, some may say that the majority of citizens have never country. Why should we be held to this standard today? True, we have not, but citizens have also never had such hand-held technology.) ours are spent on the couch, watching reality TV and masturbating, too often simultaneously. We should be held to this standard of awareness because every time we insensibly surf the Internet, we abandon our responsibility and negate a chance to participate in the future, in the well-being of our world and in the well-being of ourselves. technology provides. Nor do I intend to save myself from blame. In fact, I accuse myself of this lethargic complacency while trying to uphold the responsible use of technology in our hands. And though Im aware of the National Defense Authorization Act and can even list the Ten Commandments as a non-Christian, I admit that the full extent of the Bill of Rights escapes me. However, as integrity demands, before this is published I will restudy these amendments by recording them onto paper while reading them from my smartphone. Dyllan Furness is a philosophy and English junior at UF. His column appears on Tuesdays. Dyllan Furnessopinions@alligator.org


TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7Letter to the EditorUF Alert needs quicker, better responseAs a female student who lives in the Soror ity Row area, many of my friends and I have felt very nervous about being in Gainesville because of the recent crimes that have occurred around campus at night. One idea I have which might help ease some of this concern is improving the timeliness of the emer Following the sexual battery that occurred Nov. 29, I never received an emergency text message to my phone, and I was not sent an email informing me of the incident until 9:35 a.m., more than seven hours after the time the 911 call was made, according to the email. UF Alert was inconsistent in that it later sent an email informing us of the attackers identity, but the message had no follow-up alert on his actual arrest, an event many would have been relieved to hear about. For the sexual battery attempt Dec. 9, the emergency nothe text message still did not get out until more than an hour after the incident occurred, with in the area. I know people who walked near that area during that time with absolutely no knowledge of any potential danger. In addition, I have learned about other local crimes this semester not from Emergency Management, but from alternate sources, including members of the University Police and local newspapers. Some even occurred between the two attempted sexual battery incidents, notably an assault and robbery that also took place around Sorority Row. Why are students informed of campus power outages during Thanksgiving Break but not of a serious crime such as this one? While UF is by no means responsible for any of these criminal actions, the university does have a responsibility to ensure the safety of its students. in keeping students instantaneously aware of potential dangers in their area. If emergency messages are not issued in a timely manner, they do not serve much purpose to us at all. I am really hoping that this problem can be improved for future responses to UF-related emergencies. I encourage everyone, male or female, to look after themselves and each other, sign up for Rape Aggression Defense classes and continue to submit feedback to UFs Emergency Management staff to help make the UF campus and surrounding areas feel a little safer for all those who live there. Carly Coleman English and Fine Arts MajorThe United States is in the midst of the most severe jobs crisis since the Great Depression. Policy decisions made in Washington during the last three years have exacerbated this crisis by increasing economic uncertainty. It is imperative that the next president understand the nature of the problem and be willing to rectify the situation. The national unemployment rate which fell from 10.1 percent in October 2009 to 8.5 percent last month understates how severe the jobs crisis really decides to stop looking for a job is no longer considit werent for the large numbers of people who have simply given up looking for a job during the last few years, the unemployment rate would be around 11 percent. the average duration of unemployment has skyrocketed from about 20 weeks to about 40 weeks. For comparison, this number has never been more than 22 weeks since at least the Great Depression. skills atrophy while they are unemployed. The longer someone is unemployed, the less employable he or she becomes. The harm caused by this crisis will be with us for years to come. But why is the jobs crisis so severe? In many situations, a businesss decision to hire decision, a business will often postpone the decision in order to wait for more information. University of Stanford economists Scott Baker and Nicholas Bloom and University of Chicago economist Steven Davis recently constructed an index of policy-induced economic uncertainty. Not surprisingly, ever, unlike after other crises, uncertainty has not returned to its normal levels. Instead, throughout the entire Obama presidency the level of policyinduced uncertainty has remained consistently about double its average over the previous 25 years. The blame largely lies with recently enacted legislation as well as uncertainty about future regulations. As a result, businesses have postponed many decisions to invest and hire until they know more about their and Davis calculate that, if the level of policy-induced economic uncertainty were to return to its 2006 level, the economy would add 2.5 million jobs. In order to put the nation back to work, we need a president who is focused on creating jobs, not a president who is intent on not letting, as Rahm Emanuel said, a serious crisis go to waste. Unfortunately, most of the Republican presidential candidates seem little better than President Obama on this count they, too, seem primarily interested in implementing their legislative and regulatory agendas, regardless of the effects that this may have on the jobs crisis. executive experiences at Bain Capital, the Salt Lake City Olympics and as governor of Massachusetts have shown him to be a pragmatic problemsolver economists bears out this fact. Romney seems to be the candidate who best understands the link between policy decisions in Washington and the jobs crisis, and is thus in the best position to rectify the problem. Jonathan Pedde is a columnist for The Dartmouth at Dartmouth College.Obama admin should focus on jobsUWire Whats the trouble with America? The answers to this Americans, what the new cool prefer to call the 99 per cent. Commonplace answers, however, seem uncommon to American politicians a number of whom belong in the high-tower 1 percent. It is numbing, to say it kindly, that America is swamped in com mon trouble. Sometimes the solution to a problem that borrows ageold wisdom remains mostly when that problem is presenting itself. The exact nature of the matter tends to be lost on most people. In such a case, we are well aware of our troubles, but we are drowning in them anyway. As we wrap up 2011 and surge into the year of elections, there is no trace of hope that our problems could be cushioned. That the crumbling economy could be saved. That the heavy burden of debt visited on students could be sear ing to oblivion. That disgraced homeowners could once again lions scouting for jobs could wake up to something. That everyone could get affordable health care. What really is upsetting is that theres no reason why hope should be taken away from people in a country where anything is possible. Theres no reason why politicians should have the last problems. And theres just no reason why Americans should be beholden to a political or ganization that sits at odds with reality. The Republican presidential nomination campaigns paint the gloom. The candidates offer that, even though the plight of ordinary folk is genuinely poor and thus begs for attention, theres nothing politicians can offer in the gridlock. Amer icas problems as its commander-in-chief should wear a mask that blinds him or her from the panorama that is the glaring predicament of many. And these candidates have not disappointed in their sorry disconnect to the countrys realities. Americans know what ails America, but its leaders dont. It is overly wounding that there is hardly concession from most politicians that the Occupy protests are a sincere gesture of the burden that their actions have visited on hardworking and innocent Americans. Yet these placardwaving Americans whom one Republican favorite, Newt Gingrich, has dismissed as er, are genuinely angry. Occupy seems to have shed light not only on the incial system, but also on the confusion of its political class. The Occupy movements lack of potential villains has meant that Republicans usual tactic of meeting protests with scorn for their methods has led them into some ridiculous trouble. And though some Democrats have seen familiarity in the Occupiers cause, which so clearly chimes with their own political values, they have been reluctant to jump in and stand with Americans. Theirs is a misplaced strategy hemmed on caution and has thus kept them from the campers arguments directly. Theyve only managed a halfhearted acknowledgment of Occupys aims, and that illustrates their current inability to freely confront the issues with which they are being presented. That said, Americans continue to be in trouble as long as we look up to the two-party dictatorship for hope and solutions. Benson Amollo is a columnist for the Iowa State Daily at Iowa State University.Occupy sheds light on income inequality UWireJonathan PeddeUWire Benson AmolloUWire


SHELBY WEBBAlligator Contributing Writer ALLIGATOR Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffSanta Fe criminal justice junior Samantha Baker, 21, takes blood from UF advertising sophomore Tiffany Sanders, 19, who said she has given blood every two months since she started attending UF. Its easy to just come in when you have a break from class, Sanders said. ON C AMPUSBlood drive comes to campus for National Blood Donor Month MOST DRIVERS SPEND LESS THAN 30 MINUTES DRIVING. MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff Writer Gainesville drivers commuting times shortest in Florida BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Writer Students react to end of Iraq WarThe war lasted nearly nine yearsGPD checks for outstanding warrants MEALS, from page 1 We try to get the info out so people can make smarter choices.Philip Mann manager


UF RAS RECEIVE A SEMESTER STIPEND RANGING FROM $1,404 TO $3,096. ALLI LANGLEYAlligator WriterStudents are settling into their dorms this week, and UFs resident assistants are back on the job. Some RAs make more than others at Florida public universities, where compensation ranges from free housing to about $2,500 for a semester. At UF, RAs receive a semester stipend that ranges from $1,404 to $3,096, said Lisa Diekow, director of Housing for Residence Life and Education. The amount depends on how many semesters of experience the RAs have and the number of residents they supervise. Those in their second year who manage more than 25 residents receive $2,952 a semester. RAs with 25 or fewer students receive a smaller stipend, but almost all of the 183 RAs supervise 26 to 65 students, said Scott Francis, associate director of Housing for Residence Life and Education. RAs also receive a $300 dining credit each semester, and when occupancy allows, Diekow said, they live in a single room and pay the double-room rate, which var ies among the residence halls. One former RA said he thought RAs are undercompensated. To be the person they want you to be, they dont give you what you deserve, said Camilo Buscaron, 22, computer engineer ing senior. He said that student athletes and graduate teaching assistants receive help with tuition and suggested the housing department help RAs in the same way. At FSU, RAs are paid $7.92 an hour for about 20 hours of work each week, which totals about $2,500 a semester, said Stacie Kurlick, the assistant director of University Housing at FSU. RAs get $300 in dining credit and pay the double-room rate for a single room, just like at UF. However, they also receive a 50 percent discount on housing. The value of the discount ranges from about $1,000 to about $1,500. Kurlick said RAs at FSU also get a 10 percent bookstore discount. At UCF, RAs are compensated for 15 hours a week at $7.31 an hour, about $1,700 a semester. They also receive a 70 to 80 per cent discount on housing. At the main USF campus in Tampa, RAs receive free housing and a meal plan with 13 meals a week, according to the USF housing At USFs St. Petersburg campus, RAs receive about $2,600 a semester and a 50 percent discount on housing, said Heather Klisanin, the assistant director of Residential Education and Housing at USFs St. Petersburg campus. At UF, the budget for the housing department comes from rent, Francis said, and the last time RA compensation changed was the 2010 spring semester, when stipends increased by $180. Devin Donohue, a UF alumnus, said he became an RA so he could make his hall more than a place students sleep. Kids who are RAs are not doing it for the compensation, said Donohue, 23. TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff Resident assistants compensated differently across Florida


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ALLIGATOR 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 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 Gatornest 300 NW 18 ST $550 1BR/1BA 3 blocks to UF Gatorside 1600 NW4 AVE $450 1BR/1BA 4 blocks to UF Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA Bike to UF 2392 SW 2nd Ave Across from law school $1650-special spring rate! 4BR/2BA W/D,DW, cent AC/heat No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. 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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 2 Large Homes in NW For RENT 5-7 bdrm $2000 per month Will Accommodate Individuals or Groups *Ask about Family Discount* Call Eric at (352) 682-7424 1-31-12-16-2 Avail Aug 1st. 4 Bed/2 Bath very nice house 1 block from campus. Modern bathrooms, fireplace, wash/dry provided, wood floors. 1203 SW 1st Ave, $1850/m. 352-339-2342 or gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 1-135-2 Avail Aug 1st. 4BR/2BA great house. Fireplace, wash/dry provided, dishwasher, wood floors, fenced. Pets OK. 7 min bike to campus. $1400/mo 830 NW 16th Ave 352339-2342. Gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 1-13-5-2 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE OVERLOOKING A LARGE POND. Located west of Campus Credit Union on County Road 20, Millrun Subdivision. Clean & neat. New carpet. $700/mo. Call 352-871-7801 pfitz100@yahoo.com 1-17-12-5-2 Beautiful 2-story house. 2.5 miles from UF. 5BR/2.5BA 2400sq.ft. on large treed lot. Very quiet neighbrhd. H/W & tile floors, W/D, ref, stove, dishwasher. $1600/mo & security deposit. 727-686-1404 Available now! 1-1711-5-2 3BR/1.5BA in Pleasant St, historic district, dwntwn. Ceiling fans, wood floors. Porch, newly painted. No dogs. 1st, last, sec. $1100/ mo call April. 538-1550 aprleve@aol.com 1-31-12-15-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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 $450-1BR/1BA unfurnished in a 2BR/2BA Townhome Style Apt. Avail. NOW, Jan. RENT FREE!!Pets OK. Roommate is Grad. student at UF. Located in the Laurels. Call or text (813) 404-3135 if interested. 1-1312-5-3 1/1 in 2/2 BR + util $470/mo 2 pools + club houses, gym 24/7 Near Oaks Mall, UF + SFC Internet, W/D, on bus route Please call 352-871-6065 1-17-12-6-3 FREE JAN RENT ns male 1 br/bath in 3/3 Lex Crossing Incl all utils, cable, internet $415/mo Sublet Jan 1-Aug 4 Furn Call 352-870-2945 1-17-5-3 2 BR HOUSE three miles from campus 576 sf, large fenced yard, w/d hookups Avail through July or longer Pets welcome. 4119 NW 7th St. $599 Call owner at 352-328-7474 1-17-125-3 6 Month Sublease. January Rent FREE + $100 SIGNING BONUS. Bell Air Apts. 1/1 $529 NO MOVE IN FEES 352-278-0411 1-11-2-3 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 Female roommate needed in furnished condo, 1.5 miles from UF $369/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more beautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871, Available 1/1/12 1-2412-24-4 4/2 2 blocks from Campus. $350 including internet and cable. 814-440-3325 jfidorra@hotmail.com 2-13-11-30-4SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 1-17-12-11-4 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 1-31-19-4 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 Student roommate needed for furnished bedroom w/own bath in 4/4 Countryside condo. Rent by the semister. Easy commute UF/ SFC, 2 bus rts, W/D. $300 includes cable & Internet. 352 239 2422. 1-13-12-5-4 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 4-25-72-5 Office Space and Penthouse Available Call David Holbrook (352) 213-8161 1-30-12-15-5 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. 4-25-12-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-25-12-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-25-12-72-6 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. 4-25-72-6 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 4-25-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 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 4-25-72-6 **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. 4-25-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-12-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig. Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR CELL PHONES! REGARDLESS OF AGE OR CONDITION EVEN IF BROKEN! TECHMODO 6450 SW ARCHER RD 352-872-5881. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! 1-31-15-8 PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-12-72-10 Uf Surplus Equipment Auctions are underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-25-12-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 4-25-73-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-25-11-99-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2573-11 4-25-12-72-11


12, ALLIGATOR NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-25-12-72-11 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 4-25-12-72-11 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 4-25-12-72-11 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 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-25-12-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 2-27-35-11 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 4-25-1272-12 I BUY JUNK CARS & SCRAP TOP PRICES PAID!Call Anytime 352-443-1100 1-31-11-65-12 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 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. 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TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Open House on FridayDo you want to work for alligatorSports? Were Green receives honor Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffCoach Billy Donovan said the Gators have not had the same intensity on defense JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer Florida coach Billy Donovan does not have to stretch his vocabulary when his team is lacking defensive intensity. After dropping two games in 10 days to unranked opponents and allowing a .500 Tennessee team to hit half of its shots, there was little need for semantics when describing how Florida played during its most recent road loss. Whatever words you want to the word is we were that team, Donovan said. We did not play, in my opinion, with the level of energy that we needed to. Though No. 19 Florida (12-4, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) also suffered through a woeful, 20-for-56 shooting performance in its league opener, the emphasis for Donovan home tilt at 7 against Georgia (9-6, 0-1 SEC) has been defense. The Volunteers shot 51 percent their 3-pointers Saturday. Tenneshighest the Gators have permitted all season, leaving freshman guard Brad Beal to characterize Florida as looking slow and lazy at times. guarding the ball well (and) our Emphasis on defense as UGA comes to ODome JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer The Gators have dropped the ball to start the new year. In three Southeastern Conference games, Florida has recorded 61 turnovers and lost at home to No. 9 Kentucky and No. 24 South Carolina by a combined eight points. Butler said. We need to be sharper from the onset. the Gamecocks in a 49-44 defeat that was depoint loss was far from expected after UF turned the ball over 14 times and scored just Florida has averaged 20.3 giveaways per game since SEC play began compared to a 16.5 mark in 13 non-conference contests. Even junior forward Jennifer George the ball control from the get-go, recording nine into the game to give the ball back because by two right there, Butler said. Giveaways were a pressing issue for the Gators last season when they added six new players to the fold. The unfamiliarity within the team contribduring the 2010-11 campaign, which ranked next to last in the Southeastern Conference. While the Gators are in the black with a plus-1.38 mark this season, they still rank just eighth in the conference. Senior guard Deana Allen believes that start will help it minimize giveaways.Slow starts, turnovers lead to early SEC woes for UF KELLY PRICEAlligator Writer Prized defensive end Jordan Jenkins continued the stay-at-home streak established by many top recruits in the class of 2012 on Monday the fourstar prospect chose Georgia over Florida, Alabama and Auburn in a televised interview with the Fox Sports South network. gia was a huge miss for UF, which could have used his tested pass rush ability and disruptive strength at defensive end, where the Gators are cur rently extremely thin. Now, coach Will Muschamp and his staff will focus on another recruit deciding between Flor Ramsey, N.J. sive end Jonathan Bullard orally committed at the U.S. Army All-America game. The Shelby, N.C., prospect chose the Gators over Clemson and South Carolina, among others. Gators hit, miss on top-ranked DE recruitsWOMENS BASKETBALLSEE HOOPS, P A GE 16 SEE W-HOOPS, P A GE 15 SEE RECR UIT P A GE 15Five-star Bullard chooses FloridaBullard Weve not gotten out of the gates UF coachQuotable Brad Beal RECR UITING


TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15 Maegan Dennis / Alligator StaffSeven members of 2012 class enroll earlyFlorida heading into 2012, as Ronald Powell is the only remaining experienced pass-rushing end on the Gators roster. Bullards explosiveness off the ball and 6-foot-4, 255-pound frame have improved over the season, and he could compete for immediate playing time next season. Early enrollees on campus: Fresh off of the U.S. Army and Under Armour All-America games, seven new freshmen navitime as students Monday. Seven spring enrollees from the recruiting class of 2012 began classes, in hopes of gaining an advantage with a full semesare joined by fellow 2012 recruits during the summer. Bailey of Hallandale; four-star ofof Boynton Beach; three-star deAntonio Morrison from Bolingof Charlotte, N.C.; and junior days at UF Monday. These seven have helped proing class to No. 3 nationally, according to Rivals.com. near the NCAA-mandated limit in order to sign seven extra players, with the seven early enrollees being counted toward 2011s 18-member class. Salt decommits: Florida lost top junior college transfer Visesio night. Salt, a 6 340-pound fourhis oral commitment from Florida to Utah Monday night. Oral commitments are nonbinding until a national letter of intent is signed on or after National Signing Day on Feb. 1, 2012. RECR UIT, from page 14 dictate how were going to execute our plays, Allen said. Just learning to dictate our own tempo and also just valuing the ball. The Gators failure to establish substantial offensive production down low has contributed to the turnover problem. Due to inconsistent post play, Floridas guards have been more aggressive driving the lane, leading to increased George has certainly done her part in the paint, leading UF with 14 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, but post scoring begins and ends with her. The closest forward or center to George statistically is senior Azania Stewart, averaging 5.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest. Following the South Carolina game, George said her fellow post players needed to tact offensively. Butler sent a message to the forwards and centers that they needed to get more involved and described them as very, very capable of doing so. Ndidi (Madu) got us out her, Butler said. Lily (Svete) is out of her shooting slump. Floridas next game will be a road tilt against No. 19 Geor gia on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Gators posted a 1-1 record against the Bulldogs last season, recording 16 and 23 turnovers in the win and loss, respectively. The way we feel about the SEC, each ball game is going to be won or lost by two or maybe three possessions, Butler said. Youve got to value the ball when you have it. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org.Butler sends message to forwards, centers W-HOOPS,from page 14David Carr / AlligatorGators forward Jennifer George leads the team with a double-double average of 14 points and 10.1 rebounds per game, but UF is looking for more production around her. UFs depth at defensive end heading into 2012Floridas already thin defensive line took a hit with the departure of senior William Green. Not counting commits from the 2012 class, here is the returning de fensive ends for the Gators next season, with their 2011 stats: Ronald Powell, Buck. Junior. 32 tackles, 6 sacks (led team), 9 tackles for loss. Sharrif Floyd, DT/DE. Junior. 46 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss. Lerentee McCray, DE/LB. Senior. 24 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 7.5 tack les for loss. Earl Okine, DE Senior. 8 tackles, 0 sacks, 1 tackle for loss. Kedric Johnson, DE Junior. 5 tackles, 1 sack, 2.5 tackles for loss. Tevin Westbrook, DE Sophomore. 2 tackles, 0 sacks, 1 tackle for loss.


16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012 Donovan ramps up intensity as Florida prepares for Georgiatransition defense wasnt good. Weve had too many breakdowns during the game and it really cost us. The Bulldogs, who average 62.9 points per game, arent known as an offensive-minded squad. But, then again, neither were the 11-point win. Since Dec. 29, Florida has allowed four unranked teams to shoot a combined 44.8 percent the Gators allowed opponents to 29.5 percent from beyond the arc. UF is now tied with the College of Charleston, Wofford, Northern Illinois and Tulsa for the 138thtry at 41.9 percent. It has not been the same since before Christmas, Donovan said. The only two guys, in my opinion, who understand what this is all about are (Erving) Walker and (Kenny) Boynton because they have been through it. (Patric) Young, (Erik) Murphy and Beal those guys are somewhat new to what this is all about and what is going on. ward, said that after UF beat FSU 82-64 on Dec. 22, defense took a and sickness forced four Gators to miss time. We lost that mentality a little bit, said Murphy, who had a career-high four blocks against Tennessee. I think were going to do our best. Working out in practice [Sunday] was really good, especially in those areas defense and rebounding. Florida practiced twice on Sunday and, according to Beal and Murphy, never made a shot. Instead, Donovan placed plastic bubbles over the courts hoops to make sure the teams defensive toughness was addressed. Both players described the practices as their most physical of the season. Sometimes we get emotionally down on ourselves and down on one another, Beal said. And I really think that we need to grow up. We need to grow up a lot and sity. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org. HOOPS, from page 14 @ Ohio State, 81-74 Buckeyes: shot 47.2 percent Gators: @ Syracuse, Orange: Gators: @ Rutgers, Scarlet Knights: three Gators: @ Tennessee, Volunteers: Gators: Defensive performance in quality wins Defensive performance in losses Arizona Wildcats: Gators: Texas A&M (Tampa), Aggies: Gators: Florida State, Seminoles: shot 40.7 perthree Gators: Yale, 90-70 Bulldogs: shot 42.9 percent Gators: Shawn Janetzke / Alligator Staff