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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 80 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Gators point guard Erving Walker has responded to coach Billy Donovans challenge. See story, page 13. Candidate opposes biomass contractRay Washington is one of three candidates running for the District 1 City Commission seat, pg. 8. 76 /53 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffMartin Luther King Jr. MarchMarchers celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual King Celebration Commemorative March on Monday afternoon in Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Read the story on page 5. TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterSanta Fe College police recovered a students backpack Sunday morning, three days after she was kidnapped, but The victim, an 18-year-old Trenton woman whose name The victim is unsure of the mans race, though she said his complexion is dark, according to an tween 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 11 inches, He has short hair, an unshaven face and a right hand marked with a tattoo, The suspect forced the woman into his pickup truck at an rode in the front of the truck, gun pressed against her, Police search for kidnap suspectCommission candidate focused on jobsYvonne Hinson-Rawls is one of three candidates running for the District 1 City Commission seat, pg. 3. LEGISLATURE ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff WriterTALLAHASSEE UF President Bernie Machen emphasized the importance of general education along with science and math during a conversation with the Florida House of Representatives higher education higher education committee, invited all 11 state university system presidents to participate in discussions focused on improving We simply want to solicit, as best we Machen and Proctor discussed the possiscience, technology, engineering and math If more Bright Futures Scholarship monhelp some students decide what to study, Additionally, Machen suggested universities charge higher tuition for STEM degrees because of their high cost to schools relative Universities could make a case for charging higher tuition for programs that cost Another idea Machen presented to the UF suggests higher tuition for science, engineering students EMILY MILLERAlligator Contributing WriterFlashing blue lights, police cars blocking the streets and Butler, a 19-year-old public relations sophomore, was when she witnessed the aftermath of an armed robbery It was a little intense, said Butler, who is the sororitys A 24-year-old UF student and a 27-year-old woman were walking on Southwest Ninth Street when a man ran up from behind and pointed a handgun at the students face, said Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman was later found at Southwest Fifth Avenue, about a block The second woman present described him as a black man in The robbery was the second in the neighborhood in the Student, friend victims of armed robbery near Sorority RowPolice continue to search for suspectSEE COMMITTEE, PAGE 4 SEE KIDNAP, PAGE 4 SEE ROBBERY, PAGE 4 Composite sketch

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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 80 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 78/53 PARTLY CLOUDY 74/50 SUNNY 71/42 RAIN 72/41 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/53 WHATS HHAPPENING?National Mentoring Month Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plaza of the Americas Join student organizations After School Gators, Gator Teens Mentors, Motiv8, Project MASCOT and community or ganizations Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mid Florida and Girls Place Inc. in promoting awareness of National Mentoring Month. There will be prizes and free food. Gator Non-Profit Professionals Meeting Today, 6:15 p.m. Matherly Hall, Room 115 Its the first general body meeting of the semester. Come find out about local opportunities within the nonprofit sector, information about the differ ent components that make up an NPO and the classes necessary to receive a nonprofit minor. Toastmasters Meeting Today, 5:45 p.m. Entomology Building, Room 1031 Meet members and learn about Toastmasters, an international organization that provides a is having its first general body meeting of the semester. Come find out about this springs events and a chance to win the $25 mystery prize. 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. positive atmosphere to learn and practice public speaking and leadership skills in a group setting. For more information, go to http:// talkinggators.freetoasthost. biz. Diversity Today, 7:30 p.m. Reitz Union, Grand Ballroom How to survive change, create culture and unite the divide. Stan Pearson addresses the meaning of excellence in communication, leadership and self-esteem. For more information, visit the Facebook page under UF Common Reading Program 2011-2012. Student Animal Alliance Meeting Today, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Little Hall, Room 125 The Student Animal Alliance

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffYvonne Hinson-Rawls, 64, is one of three candidates running for the District 1 seat of the Gainesville City Commission. ALLI LANGLEYAlligator WriterYvonne Hinson-Rawls saw jobs. She saw graduates unable to stay in town with their ideas. She saw children unable to succeed in school. Retired educator Hinson-Rawls, 64, is one of three candidates for the District 1 seat of the Gainesville City Commission. The election is Jan. 31. I saw a need, she said. I had to go. I couldnt just sit by and do nothing. Hinson-Rawls said her three biggest concerns for the city are creating jobs, attracting businesses and developing programs to help parents effectively raise their children. To reduce unemployment, she said, she would create a job-training center in partnership with local industries. The center would train peonesses. This would connect workers with local businesses that need them, she said, and attract businesses to the city. Hinson-Rawls said investing in green technologies and alternative energy, which goes along with her environmental preservation platform, would also bring in businesses. To keep talent and ideas from leaving Gainesville, Hinson-Rawls said she would encourage students and innovators to take advantage of the new Florida Innovation Hub at UF, an incubator for scienceand technology-based start-up companies. Why isnt Gatorade bottled here? she asked. Were inventing here, weve innovating here, we need to keep it here. For Gainesvilles families, she wants to focus on youth programs where children can play sports and learn dance, art and music. These programs make kids more well-rounded give parents a safe place to leave their children. If this is something parents want, she said, then its something we need to provide for them. Born and raised in her district, Hinson-Rawls lived in Long Island, Miami and Atlanta before moving back to Gainesville about six years ago. I may be the only candidate with real ties to this community who wants a better life for this community, she said. She graduated from UF with a bachelors degree in 1971 and a masters in 1972, both in special education. She then worked with children in special education in New York. ami where she continued working in the school system. She became the principal of a high-tech magnet school in a low-income neighborhood a few years before Hurricane Andrew hit. She took advantage of an outpour ing of government aid to rebuild her school and meet with leaders of the community to transform the neighborhood into a more commercial area with middle-class homes. After retiring, Hinson-Rawls started her own company, Childstart Learning Solutions. The business provided tutoring for students in low-performing schools in Louisiana, Georgia and Florida, including Alachua County. Because of her experience running a school and a business, HinsonRawls said she has managed milliondollar budgets. She said she knows make sure citizens tax dollars are well-spent. To fund the programs she has in mind, Hinson-Rawls said she would prefer to refocus existing programs without changing their staff, facilities or budgets. She said her goals of lowering unemployment, attracting businesses, educating students and parents, reducing crime and preserving the environment are all connected. Everybody needs to share in the prosperity of Gainesville, she said.Candidate focused on jobs, social programscCOMMIssSSION RacACE

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committee was a common undergraduate experience in the form of a course of general education classes required for all students. UF undergrads enter the university with an average of 28 credit hours from advanced placement or dual enrollment classes, Machen said. Most of the credits are for general education classes, which restricts options for classes all students would be required to complete. The solution is to create a nineto 12-credit multidisciplinary course based on critical thinking and problem solving that would bring students of different majors together in the same room. The only time they get together is on foothe said. Committee vice chair Janet Adkins asked if requiring the course would decrease the four-year graduation rate, a main concern of Machens. He said most students failure to graduate in four years is because they dont want to leave, not because they cant complete required classes. How do we get these incredibly bright young people to come to college and then leave? Machen asked. I just cant get them to leave. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012ON CAMPUS BRITTANY MORRISEYAlligator Contributing WriterPeople wearing capes, robes, skin-tight suits and hats adorned with animal ears were among SwampCon at the Reitz Union on Saturday. The convention brought together about 1,600 fans of anime, gaming, role-playing and science SwampCon featured a costume contest, a musical parody show Doctor Who, and a panel discussing gaming and anime topics. Attendees could also stop by a maid cafe, where servers dressed as maids and played games with the customers. By the end of the day, the maid cafe ran out of cups and plates, and the convention had run out of wristbands. The 500 chairs in the Reitz Union Ballroom were not enough to accommodate the crowd to watch the Doctor Who musical. Gator Anime started planning the convention in late September, said club president Ciara Powell, 20. Were hoping we can have a two-day convention next year, said Powell, an electrical engineering junior. Gator Anime funded the convention with about $1,400 from Student Government, she said. On the Reitz Union North Lawn, people with foam and wooden swords and shields engaged in live action role-playing, known as LARPing. Kira and Kikos Arts & Crafts displayed furry hats made to look like they had cat ears, which SwampCon attendees could buy earrings for. A sign at Kira and Kikos table read, Well pierce your hat even if you didnt buy it from us! A banana-yellow 2000 Volkswagen Beetle with black-tipped ears and a tail was parked in front of the Reitz Union Colonnade during the convention. The car was modeled after Pikachu, the yellow hamster-like character from Pokemon. Belle Starenchak, 35, owns the car. Starenchak, who goes by PikaBelleChu, is in the 2009 Guinness Book of World Records Gamers Edition for her collection of Pikachu memorabilia. Starenchak came to SwampCon dressed as Itachi from the anime show Naruto, wearing a with blood-red details and a jetblack wig that framed her face. Escaping reality is always great, Starenchak said.Dana Burke / Alligator StaffSwampCon attendees dressed as Sailor Moon characters pose for a picture at the multi-genre convention held in the Reitz Union on Saturday. commCOMMITTEE, from page 1Common classes for undergrads also discussedVictims backpack recovered Sundayspokesman Art Forgey said. The victim ran toward a neighbor hood, and a woman in the 1200 block of Northwest 39th Avenue called 911 at 7:50 p.m. reporting that she heard someone screaming for help. The victim last saw the suspect driving west. The search began when the womans parents called the Santa Fe College Police Department around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Forgey said. They noticed something was wrong when their daughter wasnt home in time for dinner. The parents told SFPD where their found evidence of a struggle near her car. While they were in the parking lot, a ing it Thursday evening. Police searched the campus a couple times but came up short. has vertical lines of hearts on it. Daryl Johnston, the director of Santa Fe Colleges Institute of Public Safety, found the northwest corner of campus around 11 a.m. on Sunday. Anyone with knowledge of the kidat 352-955-1818. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 352-372-7867. KIIDNAP, from page 1Recent crimes spark interest in self-defensepast month. On Dec. 9, a man robbed and attempted to rape a UF student. The recent crimes near Sorority Row prompted Butler to register for a womens self-defense course sponsored by the University Police Department. The Community Services Division of UPD is registering members of UF sororities for a free Rape Aggression Defense, or R.A.D., course. Registration for sorority women began Monday, Jan. 9 and will continue until Feb. 28. The course consists of four three-hour sessions. Classes will begin Tuesday, March 13 for the sorority women and UPDs Community Services Division. She also serves as the R.A.D. and radKIDS coordinator. Each session in the course will be available for several days before the next one starts. Course completion requires that participants attend the and practicing defense combinations with an instructor. However, Pratt said the fourth session is everyones faWhen people walk out of here, they feel so proud of away safely, she said. Thats our main objective: to escape. instructors. Maria Keely, Kappa Alpha Thetas chief Panhellenic ofen to learn about their options. When it starts happening to your friends and to your sisters, you want to make sure that everything is going to be as safe as possible, said Keely, a 20-year-old occupational therapy sophomore. Alligator Staff Writer Tyler Jett contributed to this report. Robb OBBERY, from page 1 Were hoping we can have a two-day convention next year.Ciara PowellGator Anime Club president When it starts happening to your friends and to your sisters, you want to make sure that every thing is going to be as safe as possible.Maria KeelyUF sophomore

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 ABOUT 2,000 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE ANNUAL EVENT. BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterGainesville mothers pushed strollers, the elderly walked with their canes and people sang hymns at the annual march to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. We have these activities so others dont forget, said Diyonna McGraw, vice president of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida Inc. About 2,000 people attended the commemorative event, she said. This is an opportunity to educate young people, said McGraw, 42. Because of King, we march. And we march to remember his mission. The march started at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza and ended at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center. The march is symbolic of Kings legacy and his march, she said. If we forget the past, we are doomed to repeat it. Gainesville Police Department closed down West University Avenue from East 11th Street to Waldo Road and down Waldo Road to Northeast 10th Avenue. We are here to educate about what he stood for, said Derrious Robinson, 21-year-old UF electrical engineering senior. Robinson is the president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the same fraternity King joined Robinson said he and his fraternity members are proud to call King a brother and excited to continue his legacy. He had a huge impact on how black students are treated on campus, he said. We want to get involved in MLKs mission. He said all students should look to King as an inspiration. More student organizations could get involved with his legacy, he said. Some students celebrate Kings memory through service. Rachel Richards, 23, coordinator of a citywide service day, said about 250 people volunteered Monday morning. The 12 volunteering sites included Wilmot Gardens, Florida Organic Growers and the Childrens Home Society, she said. [King] was inspired by service because he King saw service as an important component of his life, she said. He saw what it did for the community. He saw what it did for him, Richards said. And he wanted to give to that cycle, and that is why students are inspired by him. Rodnie Saint-Germain, 19-year-old Santa Fe College health science sophomore, said she had never marched in a King celebration before Monday. Saint-Germain said the speakers inspired her to march. She said she plans to walk again next year. I came here for MLK. This is the least I could do, she said.Gainesville celebrates MLK dayAP PhotoRespectPeople walk Monday during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Denver. He had a huge impact on how black students are treated on campus.Derrious RobinsonUF senior

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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 EditorialTUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR139 TOTAL VOTES20% YES 80% NOTodays question: Are you doing homework early to prepare for Wikipedias shutdown? Fridays question: Are you going to see Drake at the OConnell Center in February? Fast food disassociates us from natureIt seems characteristic of man, today more than ever, to move further away from his natural self with each notch of progress added to his belt. All things considered, we lead undeniably different lives from our ancestors, those born from sub-Saharan plains and those who built civilization. Our current rate of progress is unparalleled and exponential. And though industry and technoltunity and countless resources for personal and cultural growth, their rate of progress is outpacing our ability to evolve alongside it. temptations that effectively detach us from the primitive roots from which weve sprouted. These temptations cause a shift in the ways we form and perform basic acts that ation of our species. Most notably, though not exclusively, is the radical change in the methods we use to obtain and consume food. As a whole, we no longer glorify the hunt, the harvest or the preparation of meals. Instead, we have steadily debased an act as visceral as sex itself. The fast-food industry is regarded as a godsend to many. Fatty, greasy, fried goodness sold at questionably low prices and served quicker than you can swipe your plastic adored by binger, stoner and pauper alike. And while the prices are to die for through painful cardiovascular complications the industry itself dissociates us within our nature: collecting and cooking our own food. For the majority of our 200,000-year history, the alpha male was venerated for returning home with a carcass slung over his shoulder. The hunt, that great expense of parents need only return home with a paper bag of meat substitute to silence the stomachs of their children. Yet the substantiation of a hard days work, which was so integral to the hunt and satiation of our ancestors, has been replaced by a day at the cashier. Similarly, appreciation for the food bearer is also being neglected, as no hunt transpired and no cooking was performed, only an eight-hour workday that indirectly led to an instrument used to buy rapidly fried food. A void lies within the consumer, as fast food, despite its decadence, seems to have appeared out of thin air, neither substantiated nor explained by any sensible process in which the eaters have partaken. peration, Ill admit Ive bought a burger from one of the many quick kitchens lining University Avenue. In this drunken stupor, each bite is heaven, a savory kiss from Mother Mary that might only be bested by sex with someone far less righteous. Yet, as the last morsel passes my lips into the acidic abyss, Im struck with a sensation of utter repulsion and self-loathing. Not merely mental, but physical unease and nausea consume me entirely. Replace this experience with an alternative night: Its 2 a.m., and Im drunk again. I decide to cook myself steak hazard of a drunk at the stove, this act is one of the most gratifying I ever perform. The smell of a sizzling steak is as pleasing a sensation as the act of eating. Knowing that my survival and self-reliance. hunting buffalo for my next meal; it is to advocate getting as close as possible to the origin and preparation of our meals, if for no other reason than greater indulgence. Dyllan Furness is a philosophy and English junior at UF. Internet IreCongress should kill anti-piracy billIt appears as though one widely unpopular piece of legkilled before the House of Representatives can bring it to a vote. According to The Hill, House Majority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va. hinted to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., that the bill would not be brought to a vote without some sort of consensus. This change in direction has probably come in wake of recent opposition of the bill from the White House and many members of the online community. For example, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has announced plans to shut down his website in protest of the bill on Wednesday. However, even if Cantors hint turns out to be true, the net will not be over. derman, these pieces of legislation would make it a felony for any website to stream copyrighted material and essentially allow the blacklisting of entire domains. While stopping online piracy sounds like a noble cause to some, the vague language of these bills make them farreaching and hostile to the freedom of exchange that the Internet provides. video of yourself singing a copyrighted song. And although browsers like Firefox are already creating ways to circumvent these potential rules, according to Andy Greenberg at Forbes Magazine, these methods could make Internet users more vulnerable to hackers and identity thieves. Whether it be through the guise of anti-piracy or net neutrality, the government has been trying to gets its slimy hands on the virtually unregulated Internet. To lawmakers, the Internet is a Wild West that must be tamed. expression, new ideas, increased commerce and creative opportunities on a scale that we have never seen. Sure, the Internet has predators, piracy and obscenity as well as blatantly racist, ignorant and false information. But overall, this is a small price to pay for the overall rewards the Web gives to people all over the world. legislation without any concern over the loss of free expression and creativity that makes their industries possible in it would be a huge step in the right direction. We hope the White House will follow through on its promise to stop either version of this harmful legislation from becoming law. Dyllan Furnessopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7Letters to the EditorInterior design requires licensing In response to the editorial addressing interior design licensing, the students of UFs Department of Interior Design would like to have the opportunity to respond to the many misconceptions about the profession put forth. The National Council for Interior Design art and science of understanding peoples behavior to create functional spaces within a building. Decoration is the furnishing or adorning of a space with fashionable or beautiful things. In short, interior designers may decorate, but decorators do not design. Commercial design projects require an occupational license to protect the health, safety and welfare of the occupants. Unfortunately, many injuries and fatalities in the past result from inadequate design. At UF, we learn to design health care facilities, educational institutions, corporate environments, etc. Many professions require education, experience, examination and licensing. Why should the interior design profession be any different? Note: Thirty-nine students from the UF Department of Interior Design endorsed this statement. Clarissa Carr UF Graduate Student Interior Design § §§Editorial misses depth of interior design workThis letter is in response to the Alligator editorial about the interior design profession. While the paper acknowledged making an er ror regarding interior design licensing in the state, the editorial perpetuates a commonly held stereotype about the profession. Designers are not decorators. Think about it this way. When you receive your schedule of classes for the semester, do you prefer a classroom in one building over another? Does the quality of the interior space matter to you? Would you prefer to receive medical treatment in a sterile but cold hospital room or a warm and comforting environment? Upon graduation, would you prefer to by natural light with inviting meeting spaces and conference rooms, perhaps even a coffee bar? UF interior design students work on projects like these, including solving design issues at the Career Resource Center, Levin College of Law, P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School and the Harn Museum. Our program, which recently was recognized as third in the nation, teaches students creative problemsolving in areas ranging from space planning to construction documentation and technology to lighting. Interior design is not an intuitive process. We do pre-design research and conduct postoccupancy evaluations. We not only have accredited bachelors programs, but also offer masters degrees and Ph.D. specializations. Interior design is both an art and a science. Today more than ever, we need spaces that not only comply with building codes, but also address functional requirements in innovative and inspiring ways. We seek out memorable place. Not only have our students engaged in projects on campus and across the state, but our upper-division students were an integral part of the student design team from building construction, architecture and public relations who designed, built and promoted a fully solar-powered house for the Solar Decathlon competition, traveling to Madrid and most recently competing in Washington, D.C. Our students have received national awards and recognition for their work. We might be one of the best-kept secrets on the UF of interior design and the UF Interior Design edu/interior or stop over in the Architecture Margaret Portillo, Ph.D. Department Chair UF Department of Interior Design On my 18th birthday, my father took me to the Department of Motor Vehicles to renew my drivers license. Among the several privileges granted to me the day I became a legal adult, including the elimination of my curfew, was one promised to me in the 15th Amendment of the Constitution: the right to vote. When registering to vote, citizens glance over the rarelyheard-of third parties, such as the Constitution, Green and Libertarian parties, and make a check mark in front of either the Republican or Democratic Par ty. The choice is easy based on a persons upbringing, whether they choose to join their par ents party or rebel against it. It seems as though once the box is checked and the form is signed, a persons voting future is sealed, and he or she will vote for his or her predetermined party in every election. There is no need for most people with the same mindset to examine a politicians stances because you right or left wing on all issues at hand. This could be ideal, making candidate selection very easy, but I believe its safe to say that not everybody sees every issue as equal. I, for example, prioritize energy, environmental issues, education and the war in Iraq. Someone else may not see conservation as an important issue but be very devoted to whether or not abortion is legal or illegal. And its likely that I and the person in my hypothetical exideals in one party. Some of our issues may lean right and some may lean left. In this case, which party should we side with? The answer: neither. Unwavering devotion to either major political party has caused Whigs were considered a major party. We celebrate when our party dominates the House and get bitter when they do not. We insult the opposing party and blame all our nations problems on its actions. The opposite party is always ignorant, stupid and incompetent. And, because of all this hype, elections have become more about what political party we what is really important: The changes we want to see happen We should consider Gandhis words of being the change we wish to see in the world. Following his advice, we may not be able to single-handedly end the war in Iraq or legalize gay marriage, but we can choose a leader who wants to see the same change we do. Instead of absentmindedly voting for a person who belongs to a particular party, we should examine our own beliefs and ask ourselves what we want to see happen, then pick the candidate who will use his or her power to see this change through, regardless of his or her political party. The battle between the Democrats and the Republicans is a common goal for a better America. We, as its citizens, should use the issues in need of address, not political right to vote. Megan Grissom is a columnist for the Iowa State Daily at Iowa State University.Votes should be based on beliefs, not partiesEvery third Monday in January, Americans remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But what does this day represent? Lets begin with the historical truth behind it. King was a man whose contributions will transcend time. His efforts helped create a world of peace, freedom and equality. During the Civil Rights Movement, African-Americans made great strides toward equality in this country. Milestones included the Montgomery bus boycotts led by Rosa Parks, who refused to give her seat to a white man, and the acclaimed 1957 Little Rock Nine nine black students admitted to all-white Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. The students were protected by National Guard troops from furious white citizens who tried to stop them from entering the school. Although those events happened only 50 years ago, our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins remember them as if they happened yesterday. Have we come a long way since then? Yes. But we have a long way to go as well. After Kings assassination in 1968, Congressman John Conyers of Michigan pushed for a day to remember this civil rights leader. It wasnt until 1983, however, that Congress passed this legislation, signed by President holiday. For me, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time when Americans can sense an everlasting unity that goes beyond the chains of color. It is a day when we no the government or the people. Americans can celebrate being free to dine or sit with any group of people regardless of race or ethnicity. Most importantly, we are free to appreciate the hue of our skin and to wear it with pride whether its charcoal black, ivory or somewhere in-between. Like judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. That day is approaching. Each generation will become more accepting and tolerant of new cultures and customs, keeping Kings dream alive in the depths of their hearts. Jordan Kinsey is a columnist at The Famuan at Florida A&M University. Total equality still not reality in USUWire UWireMegan GrissomUWire Jordan KinseyUWire

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8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffRay Washington, 56, is one of three people running for the District 1 seat of the Gainesville City Commission. cCOMMIssSSION RacACE JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterThirty minutes before the noon deadline to run for the Gainesville City Commission, Ray Washington walked into the Supervisor hand. He checked his email one last time to see if there was a response from District 1 candidate Yvonne Hinson-Rawls, whom Washington had contacted about a controver sial biomass contract. There was no response from Hinson-Rawls. The other candidate, Armando Grundy, had already refused to declare his position on the matter. work 14 minutes before the deadline. Washington, 56, is one of three people running for the District 1 seat on the Gainesville City Commission. Elections are Jan. 31. He opposes a Gainesville Regional Utility biomass contract, which he said will raise utility rates. He said this issue will especially affect low-income residents living in District 1, some of whom cannot afford to pay higher bills. Should Washington be elected and garner support from three other commissioners, he said, the commission could vote to rework the GRU contract. The city commission voted on the contract in 2009. The contract does not currently have a back-out clause that would allow it to be canceled. I dont want to live in a city where my district where I live not as a politician, just where I live is going to be forced into this terrible economic catastrophe, he said. Although his focus is rate hikes, Washingtons platform also includes working to make neighborhoods safer, making the city government more transparent and expanding opportunities for young people. Washington is no stranger to Gainesville. Although he was born in Georgia, he has lived in the Gainesville area since 1978. Washington has lived in District 1 in the same house in the Colclough Hill neighborhood for 19 years. Hes a former Gainesville Sun reporter but is currently an attor ney specializing in environmental, family and criminal law. He also does due process and pro bono work. University before transferring to Duke University. After three years at Duke and a summer session at UF, Washington graduated from Duke with an English degree. He later went to law school at UF. Some of Washingtons best memories of Gainesville include canoeing on the Suwannee and Ichetucknee rivers during the summer of 1974. Washington has a wife, Elizabeth, and three sons. Washington likes soul and Mexican foods but hates rutabagas. He loves Bruce Springsteens music. David Washington, his 23-yearold son, said his dad has a corny, but funny sense of humor. He said his dad is committed to making Gainesville better. His dads meticulousness would make him a good commissioner, he said. He will not turn any project in or do anything unless he knows that its done 100 percent and what it was intended to be at the outset, he said. He remembers walking over to City Hall after school as a child to sit with his father in the meetings. It was just his passion, he said. I hope Gainesville sees what I see in him and is lucky enough to be represented by him.Candidate opposes biomass contract

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. $445 per bedroom-All inclusive! 3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail <1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym! free tanning, free HBO/showtime Call 352.377.2777 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 4-25-72-1 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 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 4-25-12-72-2 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 4-25-12-72-2 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 4-25-12-72-2 No deposit!!! Huge 1/1s 2/2s 3/3s <1 mi from UF! 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Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-12-12-171-2 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 ***MAKE US YOUR HOME*** Water/sewer included Pets Ok Pools*Tennis*Bball*Fitness*Tan 1 from $629 2 from $715 3 from $830 4 from $1125 376-2507 www.bivenscove.com 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! 4-25-72-2 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 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-25-12-72-2 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 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 4-25-12-72-2 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 4-25-12-72-2 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publication days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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10, ALLIGATOR 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. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 1-31-12-16-2 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 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 3BR/2BA HOUSE, near UF, VA, Shands. 3627 SW 15th St. across from I-Hop. Fenced large backyard, fireplace. $900/mo. Prefer students or professionals 327-2931 or 3766183 1-17-11-5-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-6-12-21-2 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. 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 1-20-12-9-2 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 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable rates. 239-300-1294 1-31-12-14-2 Avail Aug 1st. 4BR/2BA large house w/ big bedrooms & living room, extra game room. Fenced. Pets ok. W/D provided. 352-3352342 or text 2100 NW 8th Court. $1400/mo or go to gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 1-20-12-7-2 1/1 spacious apt, $500,quiet, private,trees, close to downtown and UF, bus to SFC, carpet & tile, pvt. patio w/locking gate, for calm, stable, mature people.1824 NW 9th St. 352 284 3873. postj@bellsouth.net 2-1-12-14-2 Avail Aug 1st. 4BR/3BA house. Incredibly beautiful, clean, modern house. W/D provided, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, lg rooms. 2108 NW 8th Ct. Text or call 352-339-2342. $1550/mo. gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 1-20-12-4-2AVAILABLE NOW!! WALK TO UF! Nice 2BR/1BA house. $450/ mo. Call Richard 371-4367 1-30-10-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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 Luxury apartment at the Palms Downtown 2BR/2BA SUBLEASE Jan-June 2011. 2 parking spaces, Stainless steel, granite, washer/ dryer, HUGE closets right downtown, safe, exclusive luxury building. Just $1100/month ($200 off normal rates) Email me for details: andrewufl@gmail.com 1-20-7-3 Districts on 62nd: 1/1 in Male 3/3 furnished apt. $407/month includes utilities credit, cable, high-speed internet. Near Oaks Mall, UF + SFC, on bus route. Move in 2/1/12 w/ lease end 7/31/12. Some fees will apply. Criminal background check. 386-747-1401. 1-20-12-5-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 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 2-13-11-30-4 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 1-17-12-11-4 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 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 1-30-12-15-5CONDO FOR SALE SPARROW3BR/2.5BA, 2-story. Approximately 1700 sq. ft., completely renovated. $65,000. Please call Drew 316-4465 2-10-12-20-5 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 ___________________________________. 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ALLIGATOR **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 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. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND 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 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. 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 4-25-12-72-10GOATS 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 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 4-25-1272-12I BUY JUNK CARS 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 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 $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-25-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-25-72-13 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.com This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-12-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. 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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer career win against LSU on Sunday was almost a crippling loss. After the Gators took a 14-point lead at the 6:36 mark, the Tigers went on a 12-0 run to make it a 5553 game with 2:35 to play. But Florida managed to outscore LSU down the stretch, holding off the Tigers rally to secure the 62-58 victory. home win in Southeastern Confer ence play and ended a two-game skid. To play good teams close dence, and thats who we were as a team last year, Butler said. Its huge for us going forward to not be chasing momentum but to actually feel like we have some. However, the celebration was short-lived as postgame that sophomore Kayla Lewis would be out for the season due to a stress fracture in her hip. Lewis, who is averaging 6.7 points and three rebounds per game, has not played since Floridas 72-58 win against then-No. 21 Florida State on Nov. Pease HireAre you happy with the hire of Brent Pease as UFs offensive coordinator? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StafA year after he didnt even lead the team in assists, Florida point guard Erving Walker is second in the Southeastern Conference this season with 90, trailing only Tennessees Trae Golden (91). WOMENS BASKETBALL HE HAD SEVEN ASSISTS IN SATURDAYS WIN. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff WriterEntering his senior season, Er ving Walker was challenged by Florida coach Billy Donovan to do less. As a 5-foot-8 point guard nearly four years removed from playing high school ball in Brooklyn, N.Y., Walker had spent the major ity of his college years carrying the Gators shooting load. He ended his freshman year with Floridas best 3-point percentage. As a sophomore, Walker was second in points, followed by last season, when he led the team in scoring. This year, Donovan requested that Walker simply focus on passing more. His goal needs to be to lead the league in assists, Donovan said back in October. With us having more shooting around Erving and with his speed and quickness, he needs to be a guy who has a great assist-to-turnover ratio. But for Floridas most experienced starter, facilitating rather than scoring would take time. Walker played in all 37 games of the Gators Elite Eight season in 2010-11, but he didnt even lead his own team in assists. That feat was accomplished by Chandler Par sons, a 6-foot-9 forward, who went on to be the Southeastern Confer ence Player of the Year. Its been an up-and-down process, but I think its getting better, Walker said. Just learning as a team, I think we (are) still learning even though its mid-January we (are) still learning. Saturday at South Carolina, Walker appeared to turn a corner, tying a season-high with seven assists to just two turnovers in a 7965 Florida victory. this season, his missed shots, on a 3-of-5 shooting night, didnt total more than his assists. As a result, the No. 17 Gators (14-4, 2-1 SEC) win, ending a 0-4 streak. Walker responding to Donovans demandsUF focuses on post with Lewis out for yearAt halftime of Saturdays game against South Carolina, it looked like Floridas road woes would continue. The Gators were playing well and their ball movement was as strong as its been all year, but the scoreboard in Columbia still read 41-40, Gamecocks. Then, Floridas un-luck ran out. South Carolina stopped hitting prayers and UF clearly the superior team for the third straight road game came through in the way it couldnt against Rutgers and Tennessee, eventually pulling away for a 79-65 win. While Floridas 53.2 percent shooting and 19 assists versus 10 turnovers provide a stark contrast to previous road games, the biggest differ ence was defense. After a week of practices with bubbles over the baskets to shift the Gators focus to defending and rebounding, the results showed Saturday. Donovan, normally hesitant to apply fullcourt pressure without a few thousand Rowdy Reptiles backing him up, showed no such concerns against South Carolina. Florida harassed the Gamecocks for the majority of the game, and while the results did not necessarily shine through in the box score, Donovan When youre at home, its easier to play defense, Donovan said after Tuesdays win against Georgia, a game in which the Bulldogs were held to 48 points. No question, the crowd, that switch mentally and be able to take that to the road? The Gators answer was an emphatic yes. Florida held South Carolina to 41.8 percent shooting despite the usual road misfortunes. Bruce Ellington unintentionally banked in three baskets worth eight points. Brenton Williams, who entered the game 3 of 13 from beyond the arc, hit a 24-foot shot over Kenny Boynton and Erving Walker just minutes after knocking down a desperation 26-footer. Boynton said Williams wasnt even in the scouting report. Defense the difference in road winseeSEE HOOPS, paPA GeE 15see SEE wW -hoopsHOOPS, paPA GeE 16see SEE GGREGG, paPA GeE 15END OF GGREGGULATION GGreg Lucatwitter: @gregluca Butler Poll ResultsCan Tim Tebow lead the Broncos to the AFC Championship?64% YES 26% NO156 total votesQuotableTim (Tebow) has earned the right to be the starting quarterback going into training camp next year. John Elway Denver Broncos VP of football operations

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14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 Alligator File PhotoFlorida junior Carolina Hitimana captured the consolation singles title at the Freeman Memorial Championships in Las Vegas last weekend. ELI MARGERAlligator WriterMichael Alford and Caroline Hitimana won their respective consolation singles titles last weekend, capping a solid trip to start the spring season for the mens and womens tennis teams. With the No. 8 men competing at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships in Lexington, Ky., and the No. 1 women at the Freeman Memorial Championships in Las Vegas, several Gators turned in impressive performances to end their weekend on a high note. In Las Vegas, the Gators sent three women to in the country, including Florida, were in action during the weekend. Hitimana, Alex Cercone, and Olivia Janowicz made the trip with Hitimana winning the consolation singles title over Dukes Ester Goldfeld in three sets. The Belgian junior won the match 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (10-4) and captured her second career singles title. Hitimanas previous title came in the 2010 SEC Coaches Fall Classic. Hitimana won the remainder of her matches after losing her opening match to Southern Califor nias Sabrina Santamaria, the nations 18th-ranked player. Alford, a sophomore from Tampa, bounced back from an opening-round loss to reach the Carolinas Kyle Koch 6-3, 7-6. After posting an 8-3 in singles play during the fall, Alford shook off a loss to Georgias KU Singh in the opening round. After that, Alford found his in straight sets. Several other Gators also had good weekends, as Floridas doubles team of Andrew Butz and Bob van Overbeek played a strong tournament, Georgias team of Wil Spencer and Garrett Brasseaux. The womens doubles team of Cercone and where the duo was defeated by Southern Califor nias Santamaria and Kaitlyn Christian, the No. 3 tandem in the country. The tournament also marked career. The sophomore transferred mid-year from the tournaments opening day. He defeated Koch, Alford in straight sets. With the tournaments completed, attention the season. The men will travel to Waco, Texas, to take on No. 5 Baylor on Jan. 22. The women will be in action three days later as they play host to Troy. That match will begin at 3 p.m. at Linder Stadium.Gators open spring against top teams UF Tennis Hitimana, Alford win consolation singles titles

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15 Maegan Dennis / Alligator Staff Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff lina because he is dealing with what is thought to be tendinitis in his right ankle. Young to have X-rays, MRI soonCousy award, given to the nations top point guard, now ranks second in the league with 90 assists, trailing Tennessees Trae Golden by only one. Really for the entire game, we really made good decisions, Donovan said. We moved the basketball and made a high number of assists with a good number of turnovers. Despite a 10-assist showing in its last away game at Tennessee, and 6-foot-9 center Patric Young limited by injury, Florida tore apart South Carolinas defense with a season-best 19 assists. Florida was averaging just 12.5 assists in previous true road games, and Walkers effort is even more impressive considering 20 percent of his assists have gone to Young this season. season and played just 13 minutes due to suspected tendinitis in his right ankle. He will undergo X-rays and an MRI on his injured ankle this week, Donovan said Monday. My teams working with me, Walker said. Theyve been great in understanding happen overnight. After Kenny Boynton knocked down a guard returned the favor by passing up a breakaway layup with 3:34 left and dishing the ball back to Walker on the wing. As I looked back, I seen Erving running too. So I knew if I went up with it, it probably wouldve gotten blocked, so I just threw it out to Erv, Boynton said. with 11 points. But even as the Gators lead the nation with 195 threes 25 more than the combined amount of their next two opponents, LSU and Mississippi Walker can take pride in also guiding the SECs top assisting team. Florida has 304 assists as a team and, with 13 games left, is on pace to dish out more than last years team, which ended the season on top of the league in assist statistics and in the overall standings. As a basketball player, you dont want to be labeled as one type of player, Walker said. So to be able to do multiple things, I would say is a good thing. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. HOOPS, from page 13 points, and South Carolina wouldve scored 51 points on 32.7 percent shooting. Thats the type of effort it takes to win major college basketball games on the road. The Gators are a team that relies heavily on their offense, and as the nations leader Monday according to kenpom.com, its right for them to do so. But, as Donovan constantly preaches, shots arent always going to fall. Getting a ball with a diameter of about 9 inches to go through a hoop with a diameter of 18 inches from distances of up to 24 or 25 feet is an inexact science. Because of sheer probability, some days its going to go well and some days it wont. In the face of this variance, Donovan wants to control things that have nothing to do with luck or chance, like defense. Effort, toughness and positioning are the same against every team in every arena, and the Gators need to be able to keep them constant even as opposing crowds surge. That was the point of the intense week of practices, and that work paid off on Saturday. Struggling to play that way on the road isnt a conundrum unique to Florida. Teams currently ranked in the AP Top 25 are 65-42 in true road games and 307-23 in all others. Thats just the way college basketball works. Donovan has admitted that learning to bring their A game outside of Florida is an ongoing process for the Gators, but at defense. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. GREG, from page 13 As a basketball player, you dont want to be labeled as one type of player.Erving WalkerUF point guard

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17. Lewis, who switched from guard to forward during the offseason to help shore up the Gators inside game, began to feel discomfort against the Seminoles. At the time, Butler said she would take a wait-and-see approach to Lewis injury, but now Florida will have to compensate for her absence. With the exception of junior forward Jennifer George, Floridas post play has been inconsistent and underwhelming. The Gators struggles down start to SEC play. Florida has been outscored in an average of four points per all been decided by six points or less. While the Gators post players have had to get by without Lewis since mid-November, the situation has become more desperate now that there is no possibility for her return. George recently saw her consecutive double-double streak end at eight games after a 15-point, eight-rebound performance in last weeks loss to No. 15 Georgia. George then went cold in Sunhalf because of foul trouble. She ended the game with six points, her worst offensive showing since a four-point effort in a Fortunately for the Gators, a limited George paved the way for redshirt senior Ndidi Madu to shoulder the burden down low. Starting in place of struggling senior center Azania Stewart for the second consecutive game, Madu scored nine points and We can do this every night. We just have to be more consistent, Madu said. Without Lewis, Florida will rely on Madu to become a consisMadu has taken advantage of her increased playing time, scor the Tigers and the Bulldogs. Starting, I know have to be aggressive, Madu said. Thats the shot my teammates and my coaches expect me to hit, and when Im open, when I get it, Im going to take it. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. ALLIGATOR David Carr / AlligatorFlorida sophomore forward Kayla Lewis is out for the remainder of the season with a stress fracture in her hip. Madu stepping up in post for Florida W-HOOPS,from page 13 Swimming & Diving Track & FieldThe Florida mens and womens diving teams started their spring seasons with a near-perfect effort against Florida Atlantic at home last weekend, winning all but one event for convincing victories. The men won 162-120 and are now 4-0-1, while the women defeated the Owls 159-115 to move to 6-1 this season and 16-0 all-time against FAU. With 22 swimmers competing, the Gators won 27 of 28 races and swept the top-three spots in 15 events during the home meet. On the mens side, event as a Gator, helping Florida sweep the 100 back with a time of 51.58. Freshmen Ricky Munch and Austin Ringquist also took home their The women also excelled, at one point sweeping four straight events. Elizabeth Beisel and Trish Regan took home individual backstroke victories. The men also had nine swimmers in Texas at the Classic @ SMU, where UF took season started with senior thrower Kemal Mesic setting a new school record in the shot put at the Alabama Invitational in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday. All-American and bested his previous school record by nearly half a meter. His throw of 19.95m/65-05.50 was good to the NCAA Championships, set a record for the Birmingham Crossplex and was the longest throw of the meet by nearly three meters. Senior athlete Gray Horn also set a venue record the long jump with a leap of 7.66m/25-01.75. Florida also notched victories in the mens weight throw, mens 800m and the womens 4x400m relay. ond in the womens triple jump, and Marquis Dendy grabbed second in the triple jump for the men. Maegan Dennis / Alligator Staff



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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 80 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Gators point guard Erving Walker has responded to coach Billy Donovans challenge. See story, page 13. Candidate opposes biomass contractRay Washington is one of three candidates running for the District 1 City Commission seat, pg. 8. 76 /53 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffMartin Luther King Jr. MarchMarchers celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual King Celebration Commemorative March on Monday afternoon in Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Read the story on page 5. TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterSanta Fe College police recovered a students backpack Sunday morning, three days after she was kidnapped, but The victim, an 18-year-old Trenton woman whose name The victim is unsure of the mans race, though she said his complexion is dark, according to an tween 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 11 inches, He has short hair, an unshaven face and a right hand marked with a tattoo, The suspect forced the woman into his pickup truck at an rode in the front of the truck, gun pressed against her, Police search for kidnap suspectCommission candidate focused on jobsYvonne Hinson-Rawls is one of three candidates running for the District 1 City Commission seat, pg. 3. LEGISLATURE ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff WriterTALLAHASSEE UF President Bernie Machen emphasized the importance of general education along with science and math during a conversation with the Florida House of Representatives higher education higher education committee, invited all 11 state university system presidents to participate in discussions focused on improving We simply want to solicit, as best we Machen and Proctor discussed the possiscience, technology, engineering and math If more Bright Futures Scholarship monhelp some students decide what to study, Additionally, Machen suggested universities charge higher tuition for STEM degrees because of their high cost to schools relative Universities could make a case for charging higher tuition for programs that cost Another idea Machen presented to the UF suggests higher tuition for science, engineering students EMILY MILLERAlligator Contributing WriterFlashing blue lights, police cars blocking the streets and Butler, a 19-year-old public relations sophomore, was when she witnessed the aftermath of an armed robbery It was a little intense, said Butler, who is the sororitys A 24-year-old UF student and a 27-year-old woman were walking on Southwest Ninth Street when a man ran up from behind and pointed a handgun at the students face, said Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman was later found at Southwest Fifth Avenue, about a block The second woman present described him as a black man in The robbery was the second in the neighborhood in the Student, friend victims of armed robbery near Sorority RowPolice continue to search for suspectSEE COMMITTEE, PAGE 4 SEE KIDNAP, PAGE 4 SEE ROBBERY, PAGE 4 Composite sketch

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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 80 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 78/53 PARTLY CLOUDY 74/50 SUNNY 71/42 RAIN 72/41 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/53 WHATS HAPPENING?National Mentoring Month Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plaza of the Americas Join student organizations After School Gators, Gator Teens Mentors, Motiv8, Project MASCOT and community or ganizations Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mid Florida and Girls Place Inc. in promoting awareness of National Mentoring Month. There will be prizes and free food. Gator Non-Profit Professionals Meeting Today, 6:15 p.m. Matherly Hall, Room 115 Its the first general body meeting of the semester. Come find out about local opportunities within the nonprofit sector, information about the differ ent components that make up an NPO and the classes necessary to receive a nonprofit minor. Toastmasters Meeting Today, 5:45 p.m. Entomology Building, Room 1031 Meet members and learn about Toastmasters, an international organization that provides a is having its first general body meeting of the semester. Come find out about this springs events and a chance to win the $25 mystery prize. 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. positive atmosphere to learn and practice public speaking and leadership skills in a group setting. For more information, go to http:// talkinggators.freetoasthost. biz. Diversity Today, 7:30 p.m. Reitz Union, Grand Ballroom How to survive change, create culture and unite the divide. Stan Pearson addresses the meaning of excellence in communication, leadership and self-esteem. For more information, visit the Facebook page under UF Common Reading Program 2011-2012. Student Animal Alliance Meeting Today, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Little Hall, Room 125 The Student Animal Alliance

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffYvonne Hinson-Rawls, 64, is one of three candidates running for the District 1 seat of the Gainesville City Commission. ALLI LANGLEYAlligator WriterYvonne Hinson-Rawls saw jobs. She saw graduates unable to stay in town with their ideas. She saw children unable to succeed in school. Retired educator Hinson-Rawls, 64, is one of three candidates for the District 1 seat of the Gainesville City Commission. The election is Jan. 31. I saw a need, she said. I had to go. I couldnt just sit by and do nothing. Hinson-Rawls said her three biggest concerns for the city are creating jobs, attracting businesses and developing programs to help parents effectively raise their children. To reduce unemployment, she said, she would create a job-training center in partnership with local industries. The center would train peonesses. This would connect workers with local businesses that need them, she said, and attract businesses to the city. Hinson-Rawls said investing in green technologies and alternative energy, which goes along with her environmental preservation platform, would also bring in businesses. To keep talent and ideas from leaving Gainesville, Hinson-Rawls said she would encourage students and innovators to take advantage of the new Florida Innovation Hub at UF, an incubator for scienceand technology-based start-up companies. Why isnt Gatorade bottled here? she asked. Were inventing here, weve innovating here, we need to keep it here. For Gainesvilles families, she wants to focus on youth programs where children can play sports and learn dance, art and music. These programs make kids more well-rounded give parents a safe place to leave their children. If this is something parents want, she said, then its something we need to provide for them. Born and raised in her district, Hinson-Rawls lived in Long Island, Miami and Atlanta before moving back to Gainesville about six years ago. I may be the only candidate with real ties to this community who wants a better life for this community, she said. She graduated from UF with a bachelors degree in 1971 and a masters in 1972, both in special education. She then worked with children in special education in New York. ami where she continued working in the school system. She became the principal of a high-tech magnet school in a low-income neighborhood a few years before Hurricane Andrew hit. She took advantage of an outpour ing of government aid to rebuild her school and meet with leaders of the community to transform the neighborhood into a more commercial area with middle-class homes. After retiring, Hinson-Rawls started her own company, Childstart Learning Solutions. The business provided tutoring for students in low-performing schools in Louisiana, Georgia and Florida, including Alachua County. Because of her experience running a school and a business, HinsonRawls said she has managed milliondollar budgets. She said she knows make sure citizens tax dollars are well-spent. To fund the programs she has in mind, Hinson-Rawls said she would prefer to refocus existing programs without changing their staff, facilities or budgets. She said her goals of lowering unemployment, attracting businesses, educating students and parents, reducing crime and preserving the environment are all connected. Everybody needs to share in the prosperity of Gainesville, she said.Candidate focused on jobs, social programsCOMMISSION RACE

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committee was a common undergraduate experience in the form of a course of general education classes required for all students. UF undergrads enter the university with an average of 28 credit hours from advanced placement or dual enrollment classes, Machen said. Most of the credits are for general education classes, which restricts options for classes all students would be required to complete. The solution is to create a nineto 12-credit multidisciplinary course based on critical thinking and problem solving that would bring students of different majors together in the same room. The only time they get together is on foothe said. Committee vice chair Janet Adkins asked if requiring the course would decrease the four-year graduation rate, a main concern of Machens. He said most students failure to graduate in four years is because they dont want to leave, not because they cant complete required class es. How do we get these incredibly bright young people to come to college and then leave? Machen asked. I just cant get them to leave. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012ON CAMPUS BRITTANY MORRISEYAlligator Contributing WriterPeople wearing capes, robes, skin-tight suits and hats adorned with animal ears were among SwampCon at the Reitz Union on Saturday. The convention brought together about 1,600 fans of anime, gaming, role-playing and science SwampCon featured a costume contest, a musical parody show Doctor Who, and a panel discussing gaming and anime topics. Attendees could also stop by a maid cafe, where servers dressed as maids and played games with the customers. By the end of the day, the maid cafe ran out of cups and plates, and the convention had run out of wristbands. The 500 chairs in the Reitz Union Ballroom were not enough to accommodate the crowd to watch the Doctor Who musical. Gator Anime started planning the convention in late September, said club president Ciara Powell, 20. Were hoping we can have a two-day convention next year, said Powell, an electrical engineering junior. Gator Anime funded the convention with about $1,400 from Student Government, she said. On the Reitz Union North Lawn, people with foam and wooden swords and shields engaged in live action role-playing, known as LARPing. Kira and Kikos Arts & Crafts displayed furry hats made to look like they had cat ears, which SwampCon attendees could buy earrings for. A sign at Kira and Kikos table read, Well pierce your hat even if you didnt buy it from us! A banana-yellow 2000 Volkswagen Beetle with black-tipped ears and a tail was parked in front of the Reitz Union Colonnade during the convention. The car was modeled after Pikachu, the yellow hamster-like character from Pokemon. Belle Starenchak, 35, owns the car. Starenchak, who goes by PikaBelleChu, is in the 2009 Guinness Book of World Records Gamers Edition for her collection of Pikachu memorabilia. Starenchak came to SwampCon dressed as Itachi from the anime show Naruto, wearing a with blood-red details and a jetblack wig that framed her face. Escaping reality is always great, Starenchak said.Dana Burke / Alligator StaffSwampCon attendees dressed as Sailor Moon characters pose for a picture at the multi-genre convention held in the Reitz Union on Saturday. COMMITTEE, from page 1Common classes for undergrads also discussedVictims backpack recovered Sundayspokesman Art Forgey said. The victim ran toward a neighbor hood, and a woman in the 1200 block of Northwest 39th Avenue called 911 at 7:50 p.m. reporting that she heard someone screaming for help. The victim last saw the suspect driving west. The search began when the womans parents called the Santa Fe College Police Department around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Forgey said. They noticed something was wrong when their daughter wasnt home in time for dinner. The parents told SFPD where their found evidence of a struggle near her car. While they were in the parking lot, a ing it Thursday evening. Police searched the campus a couple times but came up short. has vertical lines of hearts on it. Daryl Johnston, the director of Santa Fe Colleges Institute of Public Safety, found the northwest corner of campus around 11 a.m. on Sunday. Anyone with knowledge of the kidat 352-955-1818. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 352-372-7867. KIDNAP, from page 1Recent crimes spark interest in self-defensepast month. On Dec. 9, a man robbed and attempted to rape a UF student. The recent crimes near Sorority Row prompted Butler to register for a womens self-defense course sponsored by the University Police Department. The Community Services Division of UPD is registering members of UF sororities for a free Rape Aggression Defense, or R.A.D., course. Registration for sorority women began Monday, Jan. 9 and will continue until Feb. 28. The course consists of four three-hour sessions. Classes will begin Tuesday, March 13 for the sorority women and UPDs Community Services Division. She also serves as the R.A.D. and radKIDS coordinator. Each session in the course will be available for several days before the next one starts. Course completion requires that participants attend the and practicing defense combinations with an instructor. However, Pratt said the fourth session is everyones faWhen people walk out of here, they feel so proud of away safely, she said. Thats our main objective: to escape. instructors. Maria Keely, Kappa Alpha Thetas chief Panhellenic ofen to learn about their options. When it starts happening to your friends and to your sisters, you want to make sure that everything is going to be as safe as possible, said Keely, a 20-year-old occupational therapy sophomore. Alligator Staff Writer Tyler Jett contributed to this report. R OBBERY, from page 1 Were hoping we can have a two-day convention next year.Ciara PowellGator Anime Club president When it starts happening to your friends and to your sisters, you want to make sure that every thing is going to be as safe as possible.Maria KeelyUF sophomore

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 ABOUT 2,000 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE ANNUAL EVENT. BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterGainesville mothers pushed strollers, the elderly walked with their canes and people sang hymns at the annual march to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. We have these activities so others dont forget, said Diyonna McGraw, vice president of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida Inc. About 2,000 people attended the commemorative event, she said. This is an opportunity to educate young people, said McGraw, 42. Because of King, we march. And we march to remember his mission. The march started at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza and ended at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center. The march is symbolic of Kings legacy and his march, she said. If we forget the past, we are doomed to repeat it. Gainesville Police Department closed down West University Avenue from East 11th Street to Waldo Road and down Waldo Road to Northeast 10th Avenue. We are here to educate about what he stood for, said Derrious Robinson, 21-year-old UF electrical engineering senior. Robinson is the president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the same fraternity King joined Robinson said he and his fraternity members are proud to call King a brother and excited to continue his legacy. He had a huge impact on how black students are treated on campus, he said. We want to get involved in MLKs mission. He said all students should look to King as an inspiration. More student organizations could get involved with his legacy, he said. Some students celebrate Kings memory through service. Rachel Richards, 23, coordinator of a citywide service day, said about 250 people volunteered Monday morning. The 12 volunteering sites included Wilmot Gardens, Florida Organic Growers and the Childrens Home Society, she said. [King] was inspired by service because he King saw service as an important component of his life, she said. He saw what it did for the community. He saw what it did for him, Richards said. And he wanted to give to that cycle, and that is why students are inspired by him. Rodnie Saint-Germain, 19-year-old Santa Fe College health science sophomore, said she had never marched in a King celebration before Monday. Saint-Germain said the speakers inspired her to march. She said she plans to walk again next year. I came here for MLK. This is the least I could do, she said.Gainesville celebrates MLK dayAP PhotoRespectPeople walk Monday during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Denver. He had a huge impact on how black students are treated on campus.Derrious RobinsonUF senior

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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 EditorialTUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR139 TOTAL VOTES20% YES 80% NOTodays question: Are you doing homework early to prepare for Wikipedias shutdown? Fridays question: Are you going to see Drake at the OConnell Center in February? Fast food disassociates us from natureIt seems characteristic of man, today more than ever, to move further away from his natural self with each notch of progress added to his belt. All things considered, we lead undeniably different lives from our ancestors, those born from sub-Saharan plains and those who built civilization. Our current rate of progress is unparalleled and exponential. And though industry and technoltunity and countless resources for personal and cultural growth, their rate of progress is outpacing our ability to evolve alongside it. temptations that effectively detach us from the primitive roots from which weve sprouted. These temptations cause a shift in the ways we form and perform basic acts that ation of our species. Most notably, though not exclusively, is the radical change in the methods we use to obtain and consume food. As a whole, we no longer glorify the hunt, the harvest or the preparation of meals. Instead, we have steadily debased an act as visceral as sex itself. The fast-food industry is regarded as a godsend to many. Fatty, greasy, fried goodness sold at questionably low prices and served quicker than you can swipe your plastic adored by binger, stoner and pauper alike. And while the prices are to die for through painful cardiovascular complications the industry itself dissociates us within our nature: collecting and cooking our own food. For the majority of our 200,000-year history, the alpha male was venerated for returning home with a carcass slung over his shoulder. The hunt, that great expense of parents need only return home with a paper bag of meat substitute to silence the stomachs of their children. Yet the substantiation of a hard days work, which was so integral to the hunt and satiation of our ancestors, has been replaced by a day at the cashier. Similarly, appreciation for the food bearer is also being neglected, as no hunt transpired and no cooking was performed, only an eight-hour workday that indirectly led to an instrument used to buy rapidly fried food. A void lies within the consumer, as fast food, despite its decadence, seems to have appeared out of thin air, neither substantiated nor explained by any sensible process in which the eaters have partaken. peration, Ill admit Ive bought a burger from one of the many quick kitchens lining University Avenue. In this drunken stupor, each bite is heaven, a savory kiss from Mother Mary that might only be bested by sex with someone far less righteous. Yet, as the last morsel passes my lips into the acidic abyss, Im struck with a sensation of utter repulsion and self-loathing. Not merely mental, but physical unease and nausea consume me entirely. Replace this experience with an alternative night: Its 2 a.m., and Im drunk again. I decide to cook myself steak hazard of a drunk at the stove, this act is one of the most gratifying I ever perform. The smell of a sizzling steak is as pleasing a sensation as the act of eating. Knowing that my survival and self-reliance. hunting buffalo for my next meal; it is to advocate getting as close as possible to the origin and preparation of our meals, if for no other reason than greater indulgence. Dyllan Furness is a philosophy and English junior at UF. Internet IreCongress should kill anti-piracy billIt appears as though one widely unpopular piece of legkilled before the House of Representatives can bring it to a vote. According to The Hill, House Majority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va. hinted to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., that the bill would not be brought to a vote without some sort of consensus. This change in direction has probably come in wake of recent opposition of the bill from the White House and many members of the online community. For example, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has announced plans to shut down his website in protest of the bill on Wednesday. However, even if Cantors hint turns out to be true, the net will not be over. derman, these pieces of legislation would make it a felony for any website to stream copyrighted material and essentially allow the blacklisting of entire domains. While stopping online piracy sounds like a noble cause to some, the vague language of these bills make them farreaching and hostile to the freedom of exchange that the Internet provides. video of yourself singing a copyrighted song. And although browsers like Firefox are already creating ways to circumvent these potential rules, according to Andy Greenberg at Forbes Magazine, these methods could make Internet users more vulnerable to hackers and identity thieves. Whether it be through the guise of anti-piracy or net neutrality, the government has been trying to gets its slimy hands on the virtually unregulated Internet. To lawmakers, the Internet is a Wild West that must be tamed. expression, new ideas, increased commerce and creative opportunities on a scale that we have never seen. Sure, the Internet has predators, piracy and obscenity as well as blatantly racist, ignorant and false information. But overall, this is a small price to pay for the overall rewards the Web gives to people all over the world. legislation without any concern over the loss of free expression and creativity that makes their industries possible in it would be a huge step in the right direction. We hope the White House will follow through on its promise to stop either version of this harmful legislation from becoming law. Dyllan Furnessopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7Letters to the EditorInterior design requires licensing In response to the editorial addressing interior design licensing, the students of UFs Department of Interior Design would like to have the opportunity to respond to the many misconceptions about the profession put forth. The National Council for Interior Design art and science of understanding peoples behavior to create functional spaces within a building. Decoration is the furnishing or adorning of a space with fashionable or beautiful things. In short, interior designers may decorate, but decorators do not design. Commercial design projects require an occupational license to protect the health, safety and welfare of the occupants. Unfortunately, many injuries and fatalities in the past result from inadequate design. At UF, we learn to design health care facilities, educational institutions, corporate environments, etc. Many professions require education, experience, examination and licensing. Why should the interior design profession be any different? Note: Thirty-nine students from the UF Department of Interior Design endorsed this statement. Clarissa Carr UF Graduate Student Interior Design Editorial misses depth of interior design workThis letter is in response to the Alligator editorial about the interior design profession. While the paper acknowledged making an er ror regarding interior design licensing in the state, the editorial perpetuates a commonly held stereotype about the profession. Designers are not decorators. Think about it this way. When you receive your schedule of classes for the semester, do you prefer a classroom in one building over another? Does the quality of the interior space matter to you? Would you prefer to receive medical treatment in a sterile but cold hospital room or a warm and comforting environment? Upon graduation, would you prefer to by natural light with inviting meeting spaces and conference rooms, perhaps even a coffee bar? UF interior design students work on projects like these, including solving design issues at the Career Resource Center, Levin College of Law, P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School and the Harn Museum. Our program, which recently was recognized as third in the nation, teaches students creative problemsolving in areas ranging from space planning to construction documentation and technology to lighting. Interior design is not an intuitive process. We do pre-design research and conduct postoccupancy evaluations. We not only have accredited bachelors programs, but also offer masters degrees and Ph.D. specializations. Interior design is both an art and a science. Today more than ever, we need spaces that not only comply with building codes, but also address functional requirements in innovative and inspiring ways. We seek out memorable place. Not only have our students engaged in projects on campus and across the state, but our upper-division students were an integral part of the student design team from building construction, architecture and public relations who designed, built and promoted a fully solar-powered house for the Solar Decathlon competition, traveling to Madrid and most recently competing in Washington, D.C. Our students have received national awards and recognition for their work. We might be one of the best-kept secrets on the UF of interior design and the UF Interior Design edu/interior or stop over in the Architecture Margaret Portillo, Ph.D. Department Chair UF Department of Interior Design On my 18th birthday, my father took me to the Department of Motor Vehicles to renew my drivers license. Among the several privileges granted to me the day I became a legal adult, including the elimination of my curfew, was one promised to me in the 15th Amendment of the Constitution: the right to vote. When registering to vote, citizens glance over the rarelyheard-of third parties, such as the Constitution, Green and Libertarian parties, and make a check mark in front of either the Republican or Democratic Par ty. The choice is easy based on a persons upbringing, whether they choose to join their par ents party or rebel against it. It seems as though once the box is checked and the form is signed, a persons voting future is sealed, and he or she will vote for his or her predetermined party in every election. There is no need for most people with the same mindset to examine a politicians stances because you right or left wing on all issues at hand. This could be ideal, making candidate selection very easy, but I believe its safe to say that not everybody sees every issue as equal. I, for example, prioritize energy, environmental issues, education and the war in Iraq. Someone else may not see conservation as an important issue but be very devoted to whether or not abortion is legal or illegal. And its likely that I and the person in my hypothetical exideals in one party. Some of our issues may lean right and some may lean left. In this case, which party should we side with? The an swer: neither. Unwavering devotion to either major political party has caused Whigs were considered a major party. We celebrate when our party dominates the House and get bitter when they do not. We insult the opposing party and blame all our nations problems on its actions. The opposite party is always ignorant, stupid and incompetent. And, because of all this hype, elections have become more about what political party we what is really important: The changes we want to see happen We should consider Gandhis words of being the change we wish to see in the world. Following his advice, we may not be able to single-handedly end the war in Iraq or legalize gay marriage, but we can choose a leader who wants to see the same change we do. Instead of absentmindedly voting for a person who belongs to a particular party, we should examine our own beliefs and ask ourselves what we want to see happen, then pick the candidate who will use his or her power to see this change through, regardless of his or her political party. The battle between the Democrats and the Republicans is a common goal for a better America. We, as its citizens, should use the issues in need of address, not political right to vote. Megan Grissom is a columnist for the Iowa State Daily at Iowa State University.Votes should be based on beliefs, not partiesEvery third Monday in January, Americans remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But what does this day represent? Lets begin with the historical truth behind it. King was a man whose contributions will transcend time. His efforts helped create a world of peace, freedom and equality. During the Civil Rights Movement, African-Amer icans made great strides toward equality in this country. Milestones included the Montgomery bus boycotts led by Rosa Parks, who refused to give her seat to a white man, and the acclaimed 1957 Little Rock Nine nine black students admitted to all-white Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. The students were protected by National Guard troops from furious white citizens who tried to stop them from entering the school. Although those events happened only 50 years ago, our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins remember them as if they happened yesterday. Have we come a long way since then? Yes. But we have a long way to go as well. After Kings assassination in 1968, Congressman John Conyers of Michigan pushed for a day to remember this civil rights leader. It wasnt until 1983, however, that Congress passed this legislation, signed by President holiday. For me, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time when Americans can sense an everlasting unity that goes beyond the chains of color. It is a day when we no the government or the people. Americans can celebrate being free to dine or sit with any group of people regardless of race or ethnicity. Most importantly, we are free to appreciate the hue of our skin and to wear it with pride whether its charcoal black, ivory or somewhere in-between. Like judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. That day is approaching. Each generation will become more accepting and tolerant of new cultures and customs, keeping Kings dream alive in the depths of their hearts. Jordan Kinsey is a columnist at The Famuan at Florida A&M University. Total equality still not reality in USUWire UWireMegan GrissomUWire Jordan KinseyUWire

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8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffRay Washington, 56, is one of three people running for the District 1 seat of the Gainesville City Commission. COMMISSION RACE JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterThirty minutes before the noon deadline to run for the Gainesville City Commission, Ray Washington walked into the Supervisor hand. He checked his email one last time to see if there was a response from District 1 candidate Yvonne Hinson-Rawls, whom Washington had contacted about a controver sial biomass contract. There was no response from Hinson-Rawls. The other candidate, Armando Grundy, had already refused to declare his position on the matter. work 14 minutes before the deadline. Washington, 56, is one of three people running for the District 1 seat on the Gainesville City Commission. Elections are Jan. 31. He opposes a Gainesville Regional Utility biomass contract, which he said will raise utility rates. He said this issue will especially affect low-income residents living in District 1, some of whom cannot afford to pay higher bills. Should Washington be elected and garner support from three other commissioners, he said, the commission could vote to rework the GRU contract. The city commission voted on the contract in 2009. The contract does not currently have a back-out clause that would allow it to be canceled. I dont want to live in a city where my district where I live not as a politician, just where I live is going to be forced into this terrible economic catastrophe, he said. Although his focus is rate hikes, Washingtons platform also includes working to make neighborhoods safer, making the city government more transparent and expanding opportunities for young people. Washington is no stranger to Gainesville. Although he was born in Georgia, he has lived in the Gainesville area since 1978. Washington has lived in District 1 in the same house in the Colclough Hill neighborhood for 19 years. Hes a former Gainesville Sun reporter but is currently an attor ney specializing in environmental, family and criminal law. He also does due process and pro bono work. University before transferring to Duke University. After three years at Duke and a summer session at UF, Washington graduated from Duke with an English degree. He later went to law school at UF. Some of Washingtons best memories of Gainesville include canoeing on the Suwannee and Ichetucknee rivers during the summer of 1974. Washington has a wife, Elizabeth, and three sons. Washington likes soul and Mexican foods but hates rutabagas. He loves Bruce Springsteens music. David Washington, his 23-yearold son, said his dad has a corny, but funny sense of humor. He said his dad is committed to making Gainesville better. His dads meticulousness would make him a good commissioner, he said. He will not turn any project in or do anything unless he knows that its done 100 percent and what it was intended to be at the outset, he said. He remembers walking over to City Hall after school as a child to sit with his father in the meetings. It was just his passion, he said. I hope Gainesville sees what I see in him and is lucky enough to be represented by him.Candidate opposes biomass contract

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Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-12-12-171-2 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 ***MAKE US YOUR HOME*** Water/sewer included Pets Ok Pools*Tennis*Bball*Fitness*Tan 1 from $629 2 from $715 3 from $830 4 from $1125 376-2507 www.bivenscove.com 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! 4-25-72-2 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 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-25-12-72-2 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 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 4-25-12-72-2 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 4-25-12-72-2 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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10, ALLIGATOR 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. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 1-31-12-16-2 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 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 3BR/2BA HOUSE, near UF, VA, Shands. 3627 SW 15th St. across from I-Hop. Fenced large backyard, fireplace. $900/mo. Prefer students or professionals 327-2931 or 3766183 1-17-11-5-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-6-12-21-2 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. 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 1-20-12-9-2 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 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable rates. 239-300-1294 1-31-12-14-2 Avail Aug 1st. 4BR/2BA large house w/ big bedrooms & living room, extra game room. Fenced. Pets ok. W/D provided. 352-3352342 or text 2100 NW 8th Court. $1400/mo or go to gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 1-20-12-7-2 1/1 spacious apt, $500,quiet, private,trees, close to downtown and UF, bus to SFC, carpet & tile, pvt. patio w/locking gate, for calm, stable, mature people.1824 NW 9th St. 352 284 3873. postj@bellsouth.net 2-1-12-14-2 Avail Aug 1st. 4BR/3BA house. Incredibly beautiful, clean, modern house. W/D provided, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, lg rooms. 2108 NW 8th Ct. Text or call 352-339-2342. $1550/mo. gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 1-20-12-4-2AVAILABLE NOW!! WALK TO UF! Nice 2BR/1BA house. $450/ mo. Call Richard 371-4367 1-30-10-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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 Luxury apartment at the Palms Downtown 2BR/2BA SUBLEASE Jan-June 2011. 2 parking spaces, Stainless steel, granite, washer/ dryer, HUGE closets right downtown, safe, exclusive luxury building. Just $1100/month ($200 off normal rates) Email me for details: andrewufl@gmail.com 1-20-7-3 Districts on 62nd: 1/1 in Male 3/3 furnished apt. $407/month includes utilities credit, cable, high-speed internet. Near Oaks Mall, UF + SFC, on bus route. Move in 2/1/12 w/ lease end 7/31/12. Some fees will apply. Criminal background check. 386-747-1401. 1-20-12-5-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 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 2-13-11-30-4 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 1-17-12-11-4 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 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 1-30-12-15-5CONDO FOR SALE SPARROW3BR/2.5BA, 2-story. Approximately 1700 sq. ft., completely renovated. $65,000. Please call Drew 316-4465 2-10-12-20-5 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 ___________________________________. 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ALLIGATOR **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 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. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND 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 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. 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 4-25-12-72-10GOATS 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 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 4-25-1272-12I BUY JUNK CARS 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. 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 $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-25-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-25-72-13 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.com 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. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-12-72-14 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 4-25-1272-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2512-72-14 VIDEO TECH ACCOUNTING EDITOR AVIATION EDITOR PROOFREADER LINUX ADMIN ACT COORDINATOR GRAPHICS DESIGNER AVIATION SALES SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Career and non-career positions available. Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment 1-2427-14 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. 1-31-12-27-14 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 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 1-31-12-15-14

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12, ALLIGATOR Interpreter/Translator PT 10 hrs/wk Law Office needs Spanish-English interpreter. Resume to: robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 1-17-12-7-14 A awesome summer job in Maine! If youre looking to spend this summer outdoors, have fun while you work, and make lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp Mataponi, a childrens summer camp, has positions available in Land Sports (lacrosse, soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, field hockey), Waterfront (sailing, canoeing, waterskiing, life guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater, Dance, Gymnastics, Video, Photography, Nurses, Maintenance, Cooking and more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel provided. Call us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at www.campmataponi.com. 2-21-12-31-14 Summer Jobs $2400 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 11 Aug 4. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. www.floridaelks.org/feyc/index.aspx 4-25-12-72-14 Sports Director for i9 Sports. Flexible hrs w/ 20-25 hrs a week required. Must love kids, sports, and have a self motivating attitude. Great experience for Sports Mgmt students. Send resume to jhetzel@i9sports.com. 1-20-9-14 FT NANNIES NEEDED NOW: 18 mon/ triplets; M-F 8-5; prev. exp; LONG TERM COMMIT ONLY! Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume, pix, & schedule to info@noah sarknanny.com 1-19-12-9-14 Furniture Kingdom-Delivery Driver Flexible hours for students. $10/hr plus tips. Must be drug free with clean driving record. See John or Jayson 1420 NW 23rd Ave. 1-17-11-5-14 P/T babysitter needed, various afternoon and morning hours needed. 4 children ages 2 to 9 (not all home at all times). Experience required. $12/hr. Email resume and references to nannyforfam@gmail.com. 1-17-12-5-14 Quality child caring center is looking for dedi cated people who love working with children. FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA in education. Benefits available with FT. Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 1-24-12-10-14 Babysitting position available for 2 children ages 8 and 9. Hours include Saturday mornings, Thursday afternoons and possibly one additional afternoon. Must have car. If interested please e-mail and include your resume and/or your babysitting experience. Thanks! jcmvet36@gmail.com 1-17-12-4-14 WAITPERSONSExperienced & friendly. Evenings. Apply in person between 3 & 5pm. NAPOLATANO'S, 616 NW 75th St 1-18-12-5-14 Marketing Assistant Heat Pipe Technology Inc, a local manufacturer is looking for a part time marketing assistant: 10-20 hours per week at $10/hour. Flexible schedule. Please respond to: sales@heatpipe.com 1-25-12-10-14 Newborn Photographer Love babies and photography? Our365 needs an energetic person with sales or photography experience to take photos of newborns at North Florida Regional. Training provided. Part-time. Apply online at www. our365.com/opportunities. 1-17-12-3-14 Medical Office Manager Trainee wanted for mid-sized dermatology practice. Duties include performing or supervising ICD-9/CPT coding, billing and collections; A/R; payroll management; employee supervision and maintenance of employee records and benefits; insurance evaluation and contracting; interfacing with clinical staff and physicians; preparing financial reports and interfacing with accountant. Seeking a mature, energetic individual with experience but will train motivated candidate. Salary, benefits and possible incentive commensurate with experience. Bachelor's degree desired. 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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer career win against LSU on Sunday was almost a crippling loss. After the Gators took a 14-point lead at the 6:36 mark, the Tigers went on a 12-0 run to make it a 5553 game with 2:35 to play. But Florida managed to outscore LSU down the stretch, holding off the Tigers rally to secure the 62-58 victory. home win in Southeastern Confer ence play and ended a two-game skid. To play good teams close dence, and thats who we were as a team last year, Butler said. Its huge for us going forward to not be chasing momentum but to actually feel like we have some. However, the celebration was short-lived as postgame that sophomore Kayla Lewis would be out for the season due to a stress fracture in her hip. Lewis, who is averaging 6.7 points and three rebounds per game, has not played since Floridas 72-58 win against then-No. 21 Florida State on Nov. Pease HireAre you happy with the hire of Brent Pease as UFs offensive coordinator? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StafA year after he didnt even lead the team in assists, Florida point guard Erving Walker is second in the Southeastern Conference this season with 90, trailing only Tennessees Trae Golden (91). WOMENS BASKETBALL HE HAD SEVEN ASSISTS IN SATURDAYS WIN. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff WriterEntering his senior season, Er ving Walker was challenged by Florida coach Billy Donovan to do less. As a 5-foot-8 point guard nearly four years removed from playing high school ball in Brooklyn, N.Y., Walker had spent the major ity of his college years carrying the Gators shooting load. He ended his freshman year with Floridas best 3-point percentage. As a sophomore, Walker was second in points, followed by last season, when he led the team in scoring. This year, Donovan requested that Walker simply focus on passing more. His goal needs to be to lead the league in assists, Donovan said back in October. With us having more shooting around Erving and with his speed and quickness, he needs to be a guy who has a great assist-to-turnover ratio. But for Floridas most experienced starter, facilitating rather than scoring would take time. Walker played in all 37 games of the Gators Elite Eight season in 2010-11, but he didnt even lead his own team in assists. That feat was accomplished by Chandler Par sons, a 6-foot-9 forward, who went on to be the Southeastern Confer ence Player of the Year. Its been an up-and-down process, but I think its getting better, Walker said. Just learning as a team, I think we (are) still learning even though its mid-January we (are) still learning. Saturday at South Carolina, Walker appeared to turn a corner, tying a season-high with seven assists to just two turnovers in a 7965 Florida victory. this season, his missed shots, on a 3-of-5 shooting night, didnt total more than his assists. As a result, the No. 17 Gators (14-4, 2-1 SEC) win, ending a 0-4 streak. Walker responding to Donovans demandsUF focuses on post with Lewis out for yearAt halftime of Saturdays game against South Carolina, it looked like Floridas road woes would continue. The Gators were playing well and their ball movement was as strong as its been all year, but the scoreboard in Columbia still read 41-40, Gamecocks. Then, Floridas un-luck ran out. South Carolina stopped hitting prayers and UF clearly the superior team for the third straight road game came through in the way it couldnt against Rutgers and Tennessee, eventually pulling away for a 79-65 win. While Floridas 53.2 percent shooting and 19 assists versus 10 turnovers provide a stark contrast to previous road games, the biggest differ ence was defense. After a week of practices with bubbles over the baskets to shift the Gators focus to defending and rebounding, the results showed Saturday. Donovan, normally hesitant to apply fullcourt pressure without a few thousand Rowdy Reptiles backing him up, showed no such concerns against South Carolina. Florida harassed the Gamecocks for the majority of the game, and while the results did not necessarily shine through in the box score, Donovan When youre at home, its easier to play defense, Donovan said after Tuesdays win against Georgia, a game in which the Bulldogs were held to 48 points. No question, the crowd, that switch mentally and be able to take that to the road? The Gators answer was an emphatic yes. Florida held South Carolina to 41.8 percent shooting despite the usual road misfortunes. Bruce Ellington unintentionally banked in three baskets worth eight points. Brenton Williams, who entered the game 3 of 13 from beyond the arc, hit a 24-foot shot over Kenny Boynton and Erving Walker just minutes after knocking down a desperation 26-footer. Boynton said Williams wasnt even in the scouting report. Defense the difference in road winSEE HOOPS, PA GE 15 SEE W -HOOPS, PA GE 16 SEE GREG, PA GE 15END OF GREGULATION Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca Butler Poll ResultsCan Tim Tebow lead the Broncos to the AFC Championship?64% YES 26% NO156 total votesQuotableTim (Tebow) has earned the right to be the starting quarterback going into training camp next year. John Elway Denver Broncos VP of football operations

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14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 Alligator File PhotoFlorida junior Carolina Hitimana captured the consolation singles title at the Freeman Memorial Championships in Las Vegas last weekend. ELI MARGERAlligator WriterMichael Alford and Caroline Hitimana won their respective consolation singles titles last weekend, capping a solid trip to start the spring season for the mens and womens tennis teams. With the No. 8 men competing at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships in Lexington, Ky., and the No. 1 women at the Freeman Memorial Championships in Las Vegas, several Gators turned in impressive performances to end their weekend on a high note. In Las Vegas, the Gators sent three women to in the country, including Florida, were in action during the weekend. Hitimana, Alex Cercone, and Olivia Janowicz made the trip with Hitimana winning the consolation singles title over Dukes Ester Goldfeld in three sets. The Belgian junior won the match 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (10-4) and captured her second career singles title. Hitimanas previous title came in the 2010 SEC Coaches Fall Classic. Hitimana won the remainder of her matches after losing her opening match to Southern Califor nias Sabrina Santamaria, the nations 18th-ranked player. Alford, a sophomore from Tampa, bounced back from an opening-round loss to reach the Carolinas Kyle Koch 6-3, 7-6. After posting an 8-3 in singles play during the fall, Alford shook off a loss to Georgias KU Singh in the opening round. After that, Alford found his in straight sets. Several other Gators also had good weekends, as Floridas doubles team of Andrew Butz and Bob van Overbeek played a strong tournament, Georgias team of Wil Spencer and Garrett Brasseaux. The womens doubles team of Cercone and where the duo was defeated by Southern Califor nias Santamaria and Kaitlyn Christian, the No. 3 tandem in the country. The tournament also marked career. The sophomore transferred mid-year from the tournaments opening day. He defeated Koch, Alford in straight sets. With the tournaments completed, attention the season. The men will travel to Waco, Texas, to take on No. 5 Baylor on Jan. 22. The women will be in action three days later as they play host to Troy. That match will begin at 3 p.m. at Linder Stadium.Gators open spring against top teams UF T ennis Hitimana, Alford win consolation singles titles

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15 Maegan Dennis / Alligator Staff Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff lina because he is dealing with what is thought to be tendinitis in his right ankle. Young to have X-rays, MRI soonCousy award, given to the nations top point guard, now ranks second in the league with 90 assists, trailing Tennessees Trae Golden by only one. Really for the entire game, we really made good decisions, Donovan said. We moved the basketball and made a high number of assists with a good number of turnovers. Despite a 10-assist showing in its last away game at Tennessee, and 6-foot-9 center Patric Young limited by injury, Florida tore apart South Carolinas defense with a season-best 19 assists. Florida was averaging just 12.5 assists in previous true road games, and Walkers effort is even more impressive considering 20 percent of his assists have gone to Young this season. season and played just 13 minutes due to suspected tendinitis in his right ankle. He will undergo X-rays and an MRI on his injured ankle this week, Donovan said Monday. My teams working with me, Walker said. Theyve been great in understanding happen overnight. After Kenny Boynton knocked down a guard returned the favor by passing up a breakaway layup with 3:34 left and dishing the ball back to Walker on the wing. As I looked back, I seen Erving running too. So I knew if I went up with it, it probably wouldve gotten blocked, so I just threw it out to Erv, Boynton said. with 11 points. But even as the Gators lead the nation with 195 threes 25 more than the combined amount of their next two opponents, LSU and Mississippi Walker can take pride in also guiding the SECs top assisting team. Florida has 304 assists as a team and, with 13 games left, is on pace to dish out more than last years team, which ended the season on top of the league in assist statistics and in the overall standings. As a basketball player, you dont want to be labeled as one type of player, Walker said. So to be able to do multiple things, I would say is a good thing. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. HOOPS, from page 13 points, and South Carolina wouldve scored 51 points on 32.7 percent shooting. Thats the type of effort it takes to win major college basketball games on the road. The Gators are a team that relies heavily on their offense, and as the nations leader Monday according to kenpom.com, its right for them to do so. But, as Donovan constantly preaches, shots arent always going to fall. Getting a ball with a diameter of about 9 inches to go through a hoop with a diameter of 18 inches from distances of up to 24 or 25 feet is an inexact science. Because of sheer probability, some days its going to go well and some days it wont. In the face of this variance, Donovan wants to control things that have nothing to do with luck or chance, like defense. Effort, toughness and positioning are the same against every team in every arena, and the Gators need to be able to keep them constant even as opposing crowds surge. That was the point of the intense week of practices, and that work paid off on Saturday. Struggling to play that way on the road isnt a conundrum unique to Florida. Teams currently ranked in the AP Top 25 are 65-42 in true road games and 307-23 in all others. Thats just the way college basketball works. Donovan has admitted that learning to bring their A game outside of Florida is an ongoing process for the Gators, but at defense. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. GREG, from page 13 As a basketball player, you dont want to be labeled as one type of player.Erving WalkerUF point guard

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17. Lewis, who switched from guard to forward during the offseason to help shore up the Gators inside game, began to feel discomfort against the Seminoles. At the time, Butler said she would take a wait-and-see approach to Lewis injury, but now Florida will have to compensate for her absence. With the exception of junior forward Jennifer George, Floridas post play has been inconsistent and underwhelming. The Gators struggles down start to SEC play. Florida has been outscored in an average of four points per all been decided by six points or less. While the Gators post players have had to get by without Lewis since mid-November, the situation has become more desperate now that there is no possibility for her return. George recently saw her consecutive double-double streak end at eight games after a 15-point, eight-rebound performance in last weeks loss to No. 15 Georgia. George then went cold in Sunhalf because of foul trouble. She ended the game with six points, her worst offensive showing since a four-point effort in a Fortunately for the Gators, a limited George paved the way for redshirt senior Ndidi Madu to shoulder the burden down low. Starting in place of struggling senior center Azania Stewart for the second consecutive game, Madu scored nine points and We can do this every night. We just have to be more consistent, Madu said. Without Lewis, Florida will rely on Madu to become a consisMadu has taken advantage of her increased playing time, scor the Tigers and the Bulldogs. Starting, I know have to be aggressive, Madu said. Thats the shot my teammates and my coaches expect me to hit, and when Im open, when I get it, Im going to take it. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. ALLIGATOR David Carr / AlligatorFlorida sophomore forward Kayla Lewis is out for the remainder of the season with a stress fracture in her hip. Madu stepping up in post for Florida W-HOOPS,from page 13 Swimming & Diving Track & FieldThe Florida mens and womens diving teams started their spring seasons with a near-perfect effort against Florida Atlantic at home last weekend, winning all but one event for convincing victories. The men won 162-120 and are now 4-0-1, while the women defeated the Owls 159-115 to move to 6-1 this season and 16-0 all-time against FAU. With 22 swimmers competing, the Gators won 27 of 28 races and swept the top-three spots in 15 events during the home meet. On the mens side, event as a Gator, helping Florida sweep the 100 back with a time of 51.58. Freshmen Ricky Munch and Austin Ringquist also took home their The women also excelled, at one point sweeping four straight events. Elizabeth Beisel and Trish Regan took home individual backstroke victories. The men also had nine swimmers in Texas at the Classic @ SMU, where UF took season started with senior thrower Kemal Mesic setting a new school record in the shot put at the Alabama Invitational in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday. All-American and bested his previous school record by nearly half a meter. His throw of 19.95m/65-05.50 was good to the NCAA Championships, set a record for the Birmingham Crossplex and was the longest throw of the meet by nearly three meters. Senior athlete Gray Horn also set a venue record the long jump with a leap of 7.66m/25-01.75. Florida also notched victories in the mens weight throw, mens 800m and the womens 4x400m relay. ond in the womens triple jump, and Marquis Dendy grabbed second in the triple jump for the men. Maegan Dennis / Alligator Staff