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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 82 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Commission candidates by the numbersThe Alligator looks at campaign contributions, pg 3. Florida congressmen drop support for anti-piracy billsOpposition from the public surged during the blackout, pg 5. JON SILMANAlligator Staff WriterThe victim of a brutal home-invasion robbery in northern Gainesville died Wednesday afternoon. Paul Quandt, 78, died shortly after 3 p.m. when family members made the decision to remove him from life support, according to Gainesville Police Sgt. Joe Raulerson. The attackers originally faced attempted murder and home invasion with a weapon charges. But Raulerson considering changing the charges to The home invasion that led to Quandts death happened late in the evening Jan. 9. Austin M. Jones and his cousin Maranda J. Martin, 22, donned masks and broke into Quandts house at 4854 NW 75th Rd. They came with two rolls of tape, a stun gun and two pistols. Martin used to work for a health-care service that provided aid to Quandt, police said. She knew he had a safe in the house. When Quandt, a military veteran, refused to give the pair the safes combination, he was beaten, his hands were taped and he was shot with a stun gun. Jones and Martin took the safe with more than $20,000 worth of gold, silrency and electronics in it and put it in the trunk of Quandts white Cadillac. After the pair cooking oil to loosen the tape on his hands, and he managed to crawl to his scooter and tell a neighbor what happened before slipping into a coma. Police arrested Jones after a highspeed chase that ended in a three-car collision that night, and Martin turned herself in to police the next day. ADRIANNA PAIDAS and MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WritersThe majority of the Gainesville City Commission has chosioners mentee. Four commissioners have donated to Yvonne HinsonRawls, who is running for the District 1 seat on the Gainesville City Commission, despite the fact that current District 1 Commissioner Scherwin Henry has mentored, publicly endorsed and donated to District 1 candidate Armando Grundy. Mayor Craig Lowe, Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa, Commissioner Susan Bottcher and Commissioner Thomas Hawkins have donated to Hinson-Rawls campaign, accordCounty Supervisor of Elections. Though they are all commissioners, Lowe said they dont always have the same opinions. I respect Mr. Henry and his decision to endorse Mr. Grundy, Lowe said. But I happen to believe Mrs. Hinson-Rawls is the best candidate. Henry said part of the voting process is being able to support any candidate. People like candidates for different reasons, Henry said. As for why my other colleagues are supporting one of [Grundys] opponents, I have no clue. Henry told the Alligator in November that Grundy has worked hard to prepare himself for the role on the commission. Lowe said he supports Hinson-Rawls in the District 1 race because her understanding of city issues and her ideas on how to approach them are the most mature. 72 /44 Adams Rib Co. sells barbecue to family and friends. See story, page 8 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 15 SPORTS 17 Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffFaith FairDebbie Vazquez, an 18-year-old English freshman, asks Caitanya Long, who lives in the Krishna House, about Bhakti Yoga during the Religion Fair held on the Reitz Union Colonnade on Wednesday afternoon. Read the story at alligator.org.ON CAMPUS TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterAn experiment gone wrong last week left a student with chemical burns to his face and lip, glass embedded in his chest and abdomen, deep cuts to his right hand, two hanging by the skin. Khanh Ha told University Police Department detective Hank Middleton he was conducting an experiment in Room 213 of Sisler Hall on Jan. 11 when an explosion occurred after he added water to compounds he was handling, according to a police report released Wednesday. Ha, a 27-year-old chemistry graduate student, was working with two compounds: sodium azide and chlorine glycine GABA acid, according to police. Ha said he had experimented with both before. But when he added water, the compounds exploded. Ha, who was working inside a protective enclosure called a fume hood, was taken across the hall by two other people in the lab, leville arrived, Ha was washing his hands. As Belleville approached, he noticed Has lab coat had small holes burned in it. The coat was stained with blood, and there was a puddle of it pooling at Has feet, according to police. Ha was wearing safety goggles, but Belleville said he wouldnt open his eyes. He wouldnt talk either. To answer questions, he only nodded or shook his head. Ha is in stable condition.Grad student involved in chemical explosion in stable conditionSEE DONATION, PAGE 4Jones Robbery victim, 78, dies in hospital from injuries Mayor, city commissioners endorse District 1 candidateFour commissioners donate to Hinson-RawlsMurphy maturing for Gators:Junior forward Erik Murphy has used a series of trying events to grow as a player. He leads the team in 3-point shooting percentage, pg. 20.
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 82 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 TODAYFORECAST SUNNY 72/44 SUNNY 78/50 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/55 RAIN 79/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/53 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY WHATS HAPPENING?Foreign Language Organization First General Body Meeting Today, 7:30 p.m. Matherly Hall, Room 107 Come out to the first general body meeting of the UF Foreign Language Organization to learn how to become a foreign language learner or facilitator. Language sessions are free, offered at many levels and languages are generally held after most scheduled classes. English is usually offered as well. RUB Presents: Drive Today 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Reitz Union Auditorium Come to RUB Presents: Drive. Ryan Gosling plays a Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman and discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong. The event is free and open to the public. UF Libertarians Meeting Today, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Matherly Hall, Room 118 Anyone interested is welcome and encouraged to come and learn about individual liberty and the classical liberal tradition. The event calendar for the upcoming year, including speakers, reading groups, campus events, and the Students for Liberty International Conference will also be discussed. For more information, visit the UF Libertarian table on Plaza of the Americas all this week. La Casita Open House Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited and welcome to participate in this home away from home environment. There will be free pizza and Wii games (bring a controller). Grand Opening at Sew Make Do Saturday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Come check out Gainesvilles new modern sewing and craft studio. There will be food, drinks and a drawing for a free sewing class. For more information visit http://sewmakedo. com. Beginner Tango Class Sunday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Student Recreational & Fitness Center SR2 Join us for a beginners tango class. No partners, previous experience or special shoes are necessary. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.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. which includes a criminal investigation into Champions death. Champion died hours after the Florida Classic football game in Orlando and his death has been ruled a homicide. The Board of Governors, which oversees the states 11 public universities,launched an investigation in November into whether warnings about hazing. Board members did not discuss that investigation or criticize the actions taken so far by FAMU President James Ammons or other Gov. Rick Scott wanted the FAMU Board to suspend Ammons until all investigations were completed, but his request was ignored. Stan Marshall, a board member, instead praised how Ammons and the students have dealt with the tragedy. Their response has been admirable, Marshall said. Dean Colson, chairman of the Board of Governors, urged FAMU requests for information. Some media organizations have been unable to get record requests fulOne thing your university cannot afford to do is not have a timely, accurate response to all of this, Colson said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNATI ONALPolice: Pa. robbery suspect used infection threat SHARON, Pa. Police say a man tried to rob a western Pennsylvania gambling parlor by threatening to spread a staph infection. Online court records dont list an attorney for 41-year-old Fred Parker, of Coolspring Township. Police say he walked into Luckys Internet Cafe in Sharon on Monday night and began touching the walls and gambling machines, claiming he has MRSA a serious staph infection that resists antibiotics. Sharon police Chief Mike Menster says Parker then threatened to infect the cashier if he didnt give Parker money. The chief tells The Herald newspaper of Sharon, Its of an infectious disease. Police say Parker left when the cashier refused, but was arrested a short time later based on his description. Parker remained in jail Wednesday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSLOC ALOrganized shoplifters arrested after stealing from The Oaks MallTwo Jacksonville women and a teenager were arrested after stealing $395 in clothes from The Oaks Mall on Tuesday. Sheree Jackson, 27, was stopped in a rental vehicle with Cheryl Neal, 41, and Neals 17-year-old daughter about 5:30 p.m. after Victorias Secret employees called police to investigate the women for theft, according to a Gainesville Police report. Police found $271.50 in clothes from Victorias Secret and $123.50 in clothes from American Eagle in the trunk of the rental car, the report said. The teenager told police that she and the women steal clothes from stores and then return them in different cities for gift cards or cash value. Police also found clothes inside the car that the suspects said were stolen from stores in Tampa, Orlando, Brandon and Jacksonville. At The Oaks Mall, the women returned clothes to Buckle, Hollister and Victorias Secret that had all been stolen from stores in Tampa last Thursday, the teenager told police. The women received $216.09 in store credit from Buckle, $219.95 in credit from Hollister and $167.48 in credit from Victorias Secret from their returns of stolen merchandise, police said. Jackson is being charged with grand theft and for removing anti-shoplifting censors, both felonies. Neal is being charged with two counts of dealing in stolen property with an organized group, also a felony. EMILY MORROWSTATEFAMU officials discuss fallout of student death TALLAHASSEE Florida A&M University students registering for classes this fall will have to sign an online form saying theyre aware of anti-hazing policies as part of the steps the school has taken since the beating death of a band member. since the death, the panel that oversees the states university system heard Wednesday from lined various steps that have been taken since Robert Champion was beaten as part of a band hazing. From a student perspective, change must come from students, said Breyon Love, the student body president for FAMU. could not go into too many details about several investigations,
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 Total:$ 279 Candidate Campaign Contributions Candidates Dollar Amount$1,000 $16,000 $15,000 $14,000 $13,000 $12,000 $11,000 $10,000 $9,000 $8,000 $7,000 $6,000 $5,000 $4,000 $3,000 $2,000 $17,000 Armando Grundy Yvonne Hinson-Rawls Richard Selwach Ray Washington Nathan Skop Mark Venzke Lauren Poe James Ingle Donna Lutz Dejeon Cain Darlene Pifalo Total:$ 8,518Total:$ 7,950Total:$ 6,564.93Total:$ 7,539 Total:$ 15,038.52Total:$ 562.80Total:$ 17,325Total:$ 6,780.31Total:$ 1,200 Total:$ 9,067.16 $1000 $0 $1000 $185 $50 $209.80 $20 $ 5,017.31 $265.96 Key: =Self Contribution =Individual ContributionShawn Janetzke, Adrianna Paidas and Meredith Rutland / Alligator Staff
HE IS ONE OF EIGHT PEOPLE RUNNING FOR THE AT-LARGE 1 SEAT. ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterAs Mark Venzke drove students around in his yellow cab during all hours of the night, he tried to think of ways to liven up the ride. He decided to create the Chocolate Cab. He would ask trivia questions to his passengers and reward them with chocolate, win or lose. To his customers dismay, the Chocolate Cab stopped running in July when Venzke was let go. Now, the 54-year-old hopes to continue spreading knowledge and fresh ideas within the city. Venzke is one of eight people running for the at-large 1 seat on the Gainesville City Commission. Elections are Jan. 31. After reading the platforms of his fellow candidates in October, Venzke said, he decided to run because he knew he could do better. The citys biggest concern should be its energy policy, Venzke said. He said he wants to rework the current less expensive, especially for those living on the citys east side. By establishing privately owned, electricity-generating facilities throughout the city, he said, energy conservation would increase and residents utility bills would decrease. He said he also wants to better insulate older homes and sees Gainesville Regional Utilities as an agent to help with the installations. As a staunch environmentalist, Venzke said he wants to focus on stricter cleanup plans for the CabotKoppers Superfund site, a former wood processing plant. Gainesville must band together with other communities that have Superfund sites, he said, and then pressure the federal government for safer, more thorough cleanup plans. It will not cure the disease, he said. It will only cause more disease. Venzke said he is no stranger to promoting environmental issues on a national level. He served on an environmental subcommittee of the Reform Party when Ross Perot was running for president in 1996. For more than 12 years, he has been sending out daily emails on environmental, political, economic and cultural issues to almost 500 friends and acquaintances across the U.S. Unfortunately, Ive engaged in so much of that activity that Ive devoted less time than I should to my own livelihoods, Venzke said. Venzke studied landscape ar chitecture at Purdue University. He left in 1982 and worked as a design draftsman and technical illustrator for seven years in his hometown of Chicago. He moved to Florida in 1998 to take care of his father after his mother died. He has since worked as a server at a beer garden in a Renaissance fair, a horticulturalist, a basketball salesman. He was once a conductor on an antique tourist railway. A resident of Gainesville for 10 years, Venzke has lived in his neighborhood surrounding the St. Francis House in southeast Gainesville for If elected to the City Commission, Venzke would like to start business training programs for kids as young as 12 years old and build more business incubators across the city. In 20 years from now, I want the act of people starting and growing their own business to be as natural as breathing, he said. Hawkins declined to comment. As one of two female commissioners, Mastrodicasa said she supports HinsonRawls because she wants to continue to encourage women to become involved on the commission. Mastrodicasa said she also liked Hinson-Rawls plans to include District 1 in the citys innovation initiatives. A fan of her personality, Bottcher said Hinson-Rawls has the no-nonsense attitude that is needed in city government. She is a woman of conviction, and she is intelligent, Bottcher said. Even if I was not a city commissioner, I would back her. Grundy, an Army veteran, has been involved with the Alachua County Char ter Review Commission and the Alachua County Veterans Advisory Board. Hinson-Rawls, a retired educator, has been in education administration and has started her own child tutoring business, Childstart Learning Solutions. 4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffMark Venzke, 54, is one of eight people running for the at-large 1 seat on the Gainesville City Commission. Candidate focuses on environmental policies, local businessAROUND G AINES VILLE TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterToccara Carter had just settled in to watch TV on Tuesday night when she heard a frantic knock on the door. She didnt know who the person was and still doesnt. A little white woman, she said. Whatever the womans name, she had urgent news. Hey, theres smoke coming out of that house, she yelled, urging Carter to look right from the entrance of her own apartment. She saw it: the front door open, fumes extinguisher that hangs on the living room wall before heading to her neighbor 5 feet away, hollerin for Pops. The 63-year-old man has lived in the apartment on the corner of Southeast Eighth Street and Southeast First Avenue for about When Carter met him, Pops was living in a tent city. She helped him move in. Lately, though, hed been telling her he wants to end his life; that he just doesnt care anymore. He has cancer, Carter and one of the mans relatives said, though neither one been the alcohol. Too much drinking. I was so scared, Carter said. I didnt even know what to do. I thought he was in there burned up. Burned. Up. My mind just went blank. When she peeked inside the apartment, Carter saw that Pops had lost himself. He was running around with a broom above his head, the top of the bristles lighted. brown rug. Carter called 911 at 7:35 p.m. and started spraying the extinguisher. was dispatched at 7:43 p.m. By the time it ar rived two minutes later, Carter had already ing questions from the Gainesville Police Department. The man, whose real name has been withheld due to the sensitivity of the cir cumstances, was not burned. He was charged with arson and posses Crisis Stabilization Unit at Genoa Healthcare on Southwest 13th Street on Tuesday, Sgt. Joe Raulerson said. Pops was still there as of Wednesday afternoon. The mans niece, Gloria Lynn, lives in the same apartment complex. Her green door stares at his green door. About 30 feet of dirt and patchy grass separate the two. about noon Wednesday. She did notice a commotion. She was feeding her month-old baby, Anthony, when she looked out her window and saw people gathering by the mans door. But when things are going on, I dont tend to be nosy, she said. Pops electricity was cut off Friday, and Lynn said he stayed at her place when the temperatures dipped this weekend. But she couldnt handle him and the baby for too long. Plus, he said his electricity was com ing back on soon. Lynn wasnt comfortable having him stay too long anyway. She said he acts bipolar. I dont know about all that, said Carter, who added that Pops isnt close with his family members. Hes her uncle, and she didnt even come outside [Tuesday night]. Carter said booze is the real culprit. save Pops once more Tuesday night. With of his hands. As she walked out of Pops apartment Wednesday evening, having examined the a can of Steel Reserve lying in front of Pops door: Yeah, thats it. It was crushed down the middle.Neighbors recount night man lost himself DONATION, from page 1Commissioners tout candidates spirit, experienceMastrodicasa I was so scared. I didnt even know what to do. I thought he was in there burned up. Burned. Up. My mind just went blank.Toccara CarterPops neighbor
THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 POLITICS JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterWhen Michael Vensamoye got to his International Relations class an hour early on Wednesday, he knew how to pass the time. The 18-year-old telecommunication freshman pulled up Reddit, a website he frequently browses when hes bored. But when it loaded, Vensamoye found himself looking at a different page than he expected. Instead of displaying hundreds of aggregated links, Reddit showed a black page full of information about the U.S. House of Representatives Stop Online Piracy Act and the U.S. Senates Protect Intellectual Property Act. Reddit was just one of more than 7,000 websites that blacked out in protest of the two Internet censor ship bills on Wednesday. In Florida, at least, the blackout may have worked. Around noon Wednesday, PIPA co-sponsor and Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio wrote on Facebook and Twitter that he is dropping his support for the bill. Earlier in the day, Republican Rep. Dennis Ross, also from Florida, tweeted that he believed SOPA was dead. Not having the support of the tech community on #SOPA is like not having Police support for a Crime Bill, Ross tweeted. Feels like were being #RickRolled. If each bill is passed in its current forms, the law would allow enter tainment companies to shut down a website that hosts or links to pirated content. For example, one illegal video could merit taking down all of YouTube. Sites from WordPress.com to Wikipedia went on strike to spark viewers awareness of the bills. Like Reddit, many blacked-out sites posted potential consequences of the bills and urged users to contact their congressmen. Tumblr offered users the option of blacking out their own blogs for the day. According to The New York Times, 4.5 million people digitally signed Googles petition against SOPA and PIPA. Back at UF, the blackout inspired Vensamoye to take action. He said he didnt really understand SOPA until he read Reddits blackout page. I signed a petition, and then after that I started to read more about it and why its a bad idea, Vensamoye said. I just wanted to see why everyone was making a big deal about it.Florida congressmen drop support for online piracy act Feels like were being #RickRolled.Dennis Ross Republican Representative
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 email@example.com, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialTHURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR49 TOTAL VOTES49% YES 51% NOTodays question: Do you plan on voting in the city elections in a few weeks? Wednesdays question: Is going to resolutions?Easier SG Election?Some changes to rules good, some unclearAnyone closely following the UF Student Government elections last year knows things did not go as planned. In fact, it would not be inappropriate to say that the elections were botched. Furthermore, when members of the Student Senate tried to create some sense of accountability by bringing articles of impeachment against the supervisor of elections, the Senate screwed this up as well. Although the Senate agreed that many of its election codes were violated by the supervisor during the election Well, its a new year and the Senate has revised its election code in order to prevent the horrendous disaster that was last semesters election. But do these revisions do enough to curtail mistakes or the chances of corruption? Well, sort of. Last semester, Supervisor of Elections Toni Megna did not return the Alligators requests for a comment on whether or not she followed the SG election code 715.0 by testing the system two days prior to the election. In the revisions, the Senate simply decided to change the rule to one week rather than two days. Megna argued they would have to pay people extra money to get them to come in on a weekend to test the system. in this situation, why could they not test the system on the Monday before or, if thats problematic, the Friday before? A lot can happen in a week. Next, they added a new rule that states, In the event that a polling location becomes unavailable due to an event or circumstance outside the control of the election staff, the Supervisor of Elections, at his or her discretion, may add or change a polling location to the nearest available building tion. While there may be reasons to add a rule like this to the election code (for instance, a power outage in a building), the vagueness of the language lends this rule to be possibly abused by future supervisors. Imagine you are headed to your assigned poll location and when you arrive, you are told that the polling location has changed to a building accross the street. Perhaps you dont have time or do not feel like walking to that building because your original polling location was on your way to class. A ruling like this, if abused, could have a huge effect on voter turnout. Given the propensity of past supervisors to not adhere to the rules, it might have been a good idea to add some checks to the ability of supervisors to change polling locations. To be fair, many of the rule changes make sense. However, the rules mentioned above should be looked at with greater scrutiny by Student Government. Anonymous grading eliminates biasImagine that papers are being handed back. The professor slowly calls out names and the student dent mutters the familiar groan, This professor hates me. Wouldnt it be nice if we could be assured that our grade wasnt the product of professor bias? I propose a solution: Use anonymous numbers instead of names. Almost subliminally, we know that whatever we write ity and the professors presumptions of us. We believe vantage merely because her name is at the top of her paper. At some point or another, everyone has had to write a paper. And at some point or another most of us have felt that the professor did not like us, and that is why we received a low grade. So, instead of having to write our names, I propose that we be assigned a random number each time we write a paper. We would put this number at the top of the paper, turn it in, and the professor would grade it, having absolutely no idea who wrote it. Students would be responsible for remembering their number, identifying their paper after it has been graded and allowing the professor to record the grade for the appropriate student. Would this not eliminate any bias that may exist to grade a paper based on the content of the students work and not on the content of the students character. This is not to suggest that UF professors are especially prone to biased grading. In the opposite. I have found my professors to be extremely fair and unaffected by their connections with students. However, who would deny that a professor would look more kindly upon a student who always attends class and less kindly upon one who does not? Who would deny that, whether subconsciously or not, that name in the top left corner elicits an emotion, an impression? It is worth implementing this policy to both give the students peace of mind and perhaps eliminate the possibility that unfair bias may, indeed, exist in grading. The policy should have exceptions. Obviously, in several classes students discuss the topic of their papers with professors beforehand, thus undermining the pur pose of anonymity. However, in several classes the paper topics are often the same for every student. So what is preventing this policy from being implemented? The only answer I can think of is that it is a getting a grade on a spreadsheet. Well, its high time that we took a stand for what is right, not what is easy. It should be both the priority of the university, and the insistence of the students to ensure that work is graded fairly. It should be our priority that the hours of reading, research, citations and typing that go into papers are not dismissed with the swipe of a pen at the mercy of an impression. Insist on anonymous grading. Insist on fairness. Insist on a number. Garrett Bruno is a political science sophomore at UF. His column appears on Thursdays. Garrett Brunoopinions@alligator.org
Letters to the Editor THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7MLK Day is more than a day offWhile others are living a dream, there are millions of people living a labor and sexually exploited nightmare in the United States of Martin Luther King Jr. reminded me that he advocated not only for civil rights for racial minorities, but he also advocated for human rights for all members of the human race. Although legislation such as the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 abolished discrimination and slavmation for these people? The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Treament still has not become mainstream. King us? Who is the human rights champion of our generation? I hope that students did more than just some community service this MLK taining human rights for all. Roberta Roberts Public Relations senior at UF Unite Party made no improvements on SG election codesLast Tuesday, the Unite Party engaged in some of the most disgusting, blatantly corrupt behavior I have seen in my time in Senate. dent Andy Mason appointed to the Elections and responsibilities of the commissioners. In ever in the elections process. never been a requirement in Unites corrupt patronage system. Unite senators tried to defend the applicant by focusing on the personher. and the election process, the Unite-controlled to better inform students about the election process and to reduce corruption in the voting system. it out! Since the supervisor of elections failed deleted the codes that imposed those duties face even more challenges in educating themselves about the elections this Spring. Proving once again that Unite leaders are in the Senate for their resumes, not the students, Senate President Mason and other Unite senators prevented the Senate from voting on an all of the entrances to a polling location. The Unite Party believes it is more important to vote. The Unite Partys stance on students could nipulate student government and they espestudents, only themselves. Carly Wilson Students Party Senator O publican candidate, Mitt Romney, called Obamas incumbency a failed presidency and claimed Obama is trying to put free enterprise on trial. classes. He plans to repeal Obamacare, cut social programs and reduce the corporate tax rate to 25 percent. other prominent Republican candidates. But avaricious, ineqmasquerade as fairer and more American. Romney says he believes in an America thats based upon grams programs designed to give the slightest semblance of economic class system does not strengthen opportunity and freedom. Romney and other conservatives ignore a fundamental for the spare change of executives, can have no opportunity in America under the austere economic policies of the Republican candidates. Anything else is redistribution! And socialism! Indeed, just before Republican-patented method of apIn a study of the United States and its European counterand childrens economic, educational, and socio-emotional outcomes in the United States than in any other country they investigated. states. Pay attention, Romney and other conservatives. It In the natural manner of a politician in need, Romney in a grossly misconstrued manner appealed to our Founding Declaration of Independence and Constitution. conservative, but a grossly perverse state of society. Austere economic policies, including limiting spending and cutting social programs, are antithetical to opportunity and freedom. grubbing insurance companies and is struggling to pay basic bills, she no longer has the certain, unalienable rights that the Founding Fathers tried to protect. it hasnt been replaced already. Abdul Zalikha is a biology and English junior at UF. His column regularly appears on Wednesdays.Republicans may widen class divide by only working for wealthy Column Abdul Zalikhaopinions@alligator.org
theA v enue THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Did you know that some of UFs students have gone viral? Check out our most popular videos on page 9.Award show predictionsEveryone tries to predict the outcome of award shows compare your guesses on page 12.Billy on the Street makes game shows fun againBilly eichner brings his ridiculous personality to the TV screen with his riot of a trivia game. Get the details on page 10. KIERA WRIGHT-RUIZAvenue WriterAdam, how long do you cook your ribs? Til theyre done, he said with a grin. Adam Brewer, 31, is the owner and founder of Adams Rib Co., 2111 NW 13th St. It opened in fall 2005 and quickly became one of Gainesvilles favorite restaurants. It serves southern comfort foods such as homemade barbecue, collard greens, peach cobbler and biscuits and gravy. Brewer was born and raised in Gainesville. He started cooking about 15 years ago. By the time he was 18, he was a cook at multiple restaurants. fected was the ribs. I got ribs on the sign out there; it better be good, he joked. you walk through the doors is smoked, barbecued pork. Every week, Adams Rib Co. has meat delivered from Florida Food Service. Next, cooks put a secret dryrub recipe on it. Then they smoke it with a combination of several kinds of woods, including pecan, black jack and red oak, to infuse the meat Brewers ribs are different because he slow-cooks his barbecue longer. The trick for moist, tender ribs is not letting all the smoke out. The moistures in the smoke, nitely worth doing. Brewer believes he offers the complete package with his menu because no item is the best. They all complement each other, he said. Ive kind of developed this as the hometown barbecue headquar ters, he said. This is the place where people want to go and eat barbecue. His favorite meal is one he created to meet the needs of his appetite in his mid-20s: Adams Delight. It comes with six ribs, two sides, garlic bread and banana pudding for dessert. Brewer thought for many years people had not been cooking ribs the right way. I remember growing up and eating ribs that didnt come off the bone, he said. We came up with this barbecue rib recipe, and we were like, Man, this is puttin the ribs back in barbecue. Adam chose the location of the restaurant because it was a landmark to people. It used to be a doughnut shop for about 35 years. Everybody and their brother knew about it, he explained. Adams Rib Co. tries to buy only from local businesses to keep the economy within the community. Im from here, he said. Im raising my children here. Its just easy for me [to be] plugged into this town. Along the restaurants walls are plaques that say, Thank you for your donation. Anytime I can try to help, I always do, he said, talking to a customer who was thanking Adam for making another contribution. Because Adams Rib Co. has had a bigger presence in Gainesville over the past six years, other companies have followed and begun helping within the community. The restaurant also tries not to waste any food, but if there is a large amount of leftovers, it is normally The restaurants customers are diverse. Students and locals alike have become regulars. Some customers have driven hours just to eat at Adams Rib Co., Brewer recalled. I always wanted to be a destination, he said proudly. This is a destination. Once you become a destination, its a whole different ball game. Brewer recently bought a new property for a second location off Southwest 13th Street for expansion. The new, bigger restaurant will open Dana Burke/ Alligator StaffGainesville native, Adam Brewer, shows off his pride and joy: perfect BBQ ribs. Adams Rib Co. is puttin the perfect ribs back in barbecueSEE RIBS, P A GE 9BBQ joint serves food to families and friends ANTHONY CARDONAAvenue WriterBeing an avid fan of the Assassins Creed series, I was dead set on getting Revelations. I couldnt wait to see where Desmond Miles tores shoes (or, boots, rather), and I was deswith Brotherhoods ending. So popping the game into my Xbox 360 was kind of a big deal. The games storyline is the best part of the series, second only to the free-running skills. If you remember Brotherhoods ending, there was mention of, Put him back in the Animus! Revelations starts off around there. Desmond has fallen into a coma after his encounter with the Apple, and hes stuck on Animus Island. Occasionally Subject 16 (not just a number anymore!) comes by to talk to Desmond and offers a little insight: The Animus is having trouble differentiating between Desmond and that balance out of whack even more. keys before the Templars, so he travels to Constantinople and meets with the assassins there interest. Theres a few twists and turns, but its super enjoyable. The game play is basically the same as it was in Brotherhood: Run around the sprawlcollectibles (animus data fragments used to unlock Desmonds memories). Its the same old formula, really. The hook blade makes it easy to get around the city rooftops and climbing up to out-of(plus, the long jump you can do on a lamp instead of turning 90 degrees was a great mechanic). The game uses the hook blade automatically, so theres no need to press a button to activate it or anything (unless you hold B to catch a ledge as you fall). The hook blade is also a major component of combat. You can hook enemies and tumble over them, great for getting past a barricade. And of course, you can use it for some excellent killing blows (my favorite is when you hook them, pull them close, stab with hidden blade and then yank the hook blade away; you dont see it, but Im pretty sure a chunk of his sternum is gone). As much as I loved Revelations, I hate to say it wasnt completely perfect. The targeting system (LT on the Xbox 360) was done away with, opting to auto-target, which I disliked a bit; I cannot tell you how many times I aimed Assassins Creed: Revelations A review by GameGrade gamingSEE G AME, P A GE 9Ezio Auditore
have the targeting switch to a citizen a second before I shot my gun. The story did seem a bit short to me; I wouldve enjoyed a deeper-delving narrative. Also, the ending (after Ezios farewell) confused me and threw me for a loop. I enjoyed playing Revelations, no doubt about it. little, but overall it was an awesome game and worth buying. If youre a big fan of the series, then go buy the game and play it right now. for something to play, then get RevelaFind more reviews at gamegrade.tumblr.com/ in late April or early May, he said. Although third property, he doesnt want to get bigger than that. His restaurants will always stay in Gainesville, and they will never become a franchise, he assured. down through his family. He has two sons, a 6-year-old and a 4-year-old. His older son loves to help out by bringing food to customers and buttering bread for toast. Its a family here, Brewer said. Owning the restaurant has given him an opportunity to develop strong relationships with his customers. Some students will stop by before they move, hug the staff and tell them how theyre going to miss them, he said. The relationships we develop here its more than just food. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 NICOLE LA HOZAvenue WriterThe Gator Nation is everywhere, especially on YouTube. Thousands have seen the videos due to word-of-mouth. Heres a list of the proving that Gators can sometimes grab more 5. Moving like Tebow -53,886 views UF freshmen Max Sommer and Ryan Lynch taught people everywhere that its acceptable to Tebow In the music video for Bernie by capitalizing on the Tim Tebow frenzy. The term Tebowing was popularized by Tebowing.com, a site where people submit photos of themselves getting down on was featured on Gator Country and the online Tosh.0 community. Sommer, a dedicated Tebow fan, dons various No. 15 shirts up the video. 4. Super Grace -207,214 views While wearing a short, blue wig, UF seto commend the boys with the true relicoming event. Christian boys got my heartto guard my heart, so Ill pray. With a catchy place. The video also garnered the attention Grace video is embedded on her website. 3. My push-up bra will help me get my man -16,707,293 views Tracy Tina (GloZell) offers us a pointof-view video about her journey to get her bra and new Kool-Aid hair, she records her now the seventh most-viewed comedian on YouTube, graduated from UF with a degree in musical theater. Last year, she hosted the VISA talent show. 2. Incredible Speed-Boat Catch -4,928,132 views While standing on a bridge, Brodie Smith is the worlds fastest receiver. He launches a Frisbee into the ocean toward a man who can arguably hold that title. Right as the disc curves down, a speed boat rides out, and the receiver catches it before falling into the water. Smith, the former Ultimate Frisbee captain at UF, led the team to national championships in 2006 and 2010. His impressive throw and the receivers unbelievable catch were on the Tosh.0 blog and TeamCoco.com, Conan OBriens website. 1. University of Florida student Tasered at Kerry forum -6,195,377 views sand T-shirts, ringtones and remixes. In 2007, UF student Andrew Meyer stepped up to the microphone at a town hall forum with Sen. John Kerry in the University Auditorium. Meyer said he came prepared with tough handcuff him, and when one threatened to use a Taser on Meyer, he yelled, Dont Tase Meyer was later cleared of criminal charges. UF students have super popular viral videos on the Web Dont forget the napkins! RIBS, from page 8 viral videos HIPPODROME THEA TRE T ONIGHT & FRID A Y A T 8PM SA T A T 5 & 8:30PM SUN A T 2 & 7PM STUDENT TICKETS ONL Y $12 SIRENSb y D e b o r a h Z o e L a u f e r d i r e c t e d b y L a u r e n C a l d w e l l GAME, from page 8Good for gamers of all levels
10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Avenue WriterArmed with a microphone, a biting sense of humor and an expansive knowledge of pop culture, comedian Billy Eichner takes to the streets of New York City. The groundbreaking new show Billy on the Street challenges and combines ev erything Americans know about comedy television, the classic game show and even some social norms. In the show, Billy asks a bashfully middle-aged woman if she would like to have a three-way with Michael Bubl and Josh Groban? She was more than shocked by his crudeness. The structure of the show is as follows: Eichner walks up to pedestrians, prompting them to play a new pop-culture trivia game where they could win real money. Contestants then compete in three rounds of questioning. The third round is a subjective question, the answer of which has to match Eichners personal answer. ty answering questions, they have a few options. They can call a woman, ask an Asian, beg a stranger or Tweet Eichners Twitter followers for help. Crude, funny, loud, witty, smart and outrageous, Eichner has all the ingredients for a smash hit. Carrying him to his success is the Funny or Die network, known for its politically charged and honestly funny viral videos. More recently Billy on the Street featured a new segment called Get into the Snuggie with Billy. This special consisted of Eichner asking former Saturday Night Live cast member Rachel Dratch to Name 20 White People in 30 Seconds, while they were both suited in bur gundy Snuggies. According to Eichners Twitter account (@BillyEichner), Joan Rivers will also appear on Billy on the Street soon. The sixth episode of Billy on the Street airs tonight on Fuse TV at 11 p.m.Fuses Billy on the Street is the friend you wish you had KAY BEAAvenue ColumnistOne of the biggest differences of opinion that has been characterizing Gainesville lately lies in the split personality of Mother Nature. A literal night-and-day contrast, the weather over the past week has not only confused my wardrobe but other areas of life. Shakespeare was onto something with the words, To be, or not to be? for that is the question that shall forever remain unanswered in some way, shape or form. Add or drop? Pass or fail? Spend or save? Stay single or swing? Continue or quit? Hibernate or hobnob? This uncertainty seeped its way into the column you are currently reading. For those who caught last weeks edition, there was hesitation on my part to continue writing in a fashion similar to before. As an unattached lady who has temporarily lost her libido, the idea of writing a dating column seemed a tad futile. And so, a compromise has been reached in which this printed spaces purpose no longer requires a black or white solution. Welcome to The Art of Flying Solo, a weekly column that tackles the ins and outs of single life in Gainesville. Topics of boning will not be abandoned entirely, yet like the real lives that all of us lead, sex is no longer the sole focus. Cmon kiddies, lets face it: If even the most promiscuous of us have to take breathers from hooking up, then why should I force a dialogue that lacks genuine substance? I refuse to fake an orgasm, and I will carry that into my writing. That being said, this week Id like to call attention to three little words that seem to consume many peoples lives: online social networking. These days it seems that youre nobody until someeven I get a bit of a high when I see something Ive written re-Tweeted into the universe such an act sends a rush to the brain, regardless of the Tweeters intent. Spouting off using these mechanisms is fast, easy, instantly gratifying and incredibly self-indulgent. Its no wonder that so many of us are totally addicted to sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblrthey all harbor characteristics that parallel intoxicating substances. The difference: Online social networking is everyone and their grandmother is now juiced into at least one of these outlets, which means the material for jabbering gossip is endless. All of the above leads me to wonder how life would change if I decided to deactivate. No more Facebook. No more Twitter. No more blogging. My YouTube, Last.fm, Perez Hilton, MySpace and other online accounts are all closed, deleted, gone. This year, if people want to access me, theyre going to have to do it the old fashioned way email, text or even brave an actual voice-to-voice phone call. As one who has always failed miserably at the act of playing hard-to-get, I have to say that deactivating this portion of my social life has delivered the most infuriating satisfaction I have experienced in a long time. First of all, within a week of leaving Zuckerbergs empire, my phone nearly maxed out on its text message capacity. Id like to boast that all of this excessive attention was due to some magical, new-found popular ity, but the reality is people were just wondering WTF happened to my reasons: 1. The ability to creep was nipped in the bud which probably meant that... 2. Those creepers had to wonder if I had de-friended them (that bitch!). The verdict? So far, so good. Its been about a I am more out-of-the-loop than usual, but its really nice. The Internet is now completely boring. As a result, my free time has increased, thereby skyrocketing productivity in other areas of interest. even go as far as to say my lack of online presence has elevated general interest in my real life. People can no longer draw some conclusion based on a photo or status update, which alleviates a lot of everyone elses lives has allowed me to focus on my own.The Art of Flying Solo: Deactivation
NICOLE LA HOZAvenue WriterThere were palm trees and people on rooftops. A man ALLIGATORDiamond Dust: A Canadian band brought rock to Florida Courtesy of ReverbnationDiamond Dust came all the way from Canada to play an acoustic version of its self-titled rock album.
ERICA A. HERNANDEZAvenue WriterThe 54th-annual GRAMMY Awards will air Feb. 12 at 8 p.m., and there are a few folks who will, without a doubt, be bringing home those shiny golden gramophones. A change of pace from the Golden Globes, the most recently aired of the major awards shows, the GRAMMYs will be honoring the best in music. Predicting who will win is a tough feat, especially with the variety in nominees and the great talent displayed by all of them. Nevertheless, its worth a shot. The competition for Record of the Year is tight. A majority of the nominees have already experienced success at the GRAMMYs; there are a few newcomers who could steal the show. Adele, a previous winner in the Best New Artist category, is nominated for her major hit Rolling in the Deep. Katy Perry, who has previously been nominated for six GRAMMYs but has yet to win, is nominated for Firework. Bruno Mars, who won Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at last years GRAMMYs, hopes to bring another gramophone home with Grenade. Newcomers Mumford & Sons, who memorably performed with Bob Dylan at last years GRAMMY Awards, are nominated for their hit track The Cave. Underdog of the group, Bon Iver, is in the running with his record Holocene. Bon Iver is also nominated for Best New Artist, Best Alternative Album and Song of the Year for Holocene. Bon Iver, which is Vermont-native Justin Vernons stage name, is not necessarily a new artist, though his latest self-titled, critically acclaimed album is only his second. His Ago, released independently in 2007, exposed the world to Ver nons heart as heard through his intricate melodies and poetic lyr ics. His second album, more on the experimental side of indie sound, is a beautiful achievement of words and sounds. His lyrics and the accompanying music can each stand alone and be equally admired for their artistic wonders. If one prediction can be taken away from this, it is that Vernon will not be leaving the Staples Center without a GRAMMY in hand on Feb. 12. The Best New Artist category has stirred up a bit of controversy due to its list of nominees. The nominees for the career-making award include: The Band Perry, Bon Iver, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj and Skrillex. The last name on this list may be unfamiliar. Skrillex, the stage name for Sonny John Moore, is an electronic music producer. The argument is that being a producer does not mean you are a performer, but Skrillex is an artist; therefore, his nomination for Best New Artist stands. The possibility of him winning is a whole other story. So far, performances by the Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift have been acts are likely to take the stage on Feb. 12. After all, what would an awards show at the Staples Center be without a couple of unexpected moments and pleasant surprises? 12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012Alligator Staff Award Season Mini Calendar Ceremony Golden Globes SAG Awards(Screen Actors Guild)BAFTA Awards(British Academy of Film and Television Arts)Grammy Awards Independent Spirit Awards Academy Awards(Oscars)DateSunday, Jan. 15 Sunday, Jan. 29 Sunday, Feb. 12 Sunday, Feb. 12 Saturday, Feb. 25 Sunday, Feb. 26Network / TimeNBC / 8 PM TNT / 8PM Not Aired CBS / 8PM IFC / 10 PM ABC 7PM GRAMMY guesses: Music awards are always exciting ALYSSA HOLCOMBAvenue Writer to total, its time again for Hollywood to prepare itself for its own sort of jovial celebration awards season! Yes, folks, its that time recording industrys royalty and the biggest stars in the world to join forces in celebrating each others achievements and egos. Here are some predictions for the years most prestigious entertainment awards.Less than a month before the Academy Awards are presented, the SAGs focus on the performances themselves. Its a departure from the competitive nature of years best characters. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin The Artist A critical darling, as well as recent Golden Globe winner for Best Picture Comedy or Musical, The Artist emerged as this years role made critics and audiences alike take notice of the industrys past and relive its ups and downs all over again. Possible Upset: Its a tie! George Clooney The Descendants / Brad Pitt Moneyball These two Hollywood heavyweights (and close friends) had a big year, both receiving much praise for their respective roles. However, with his additional publicity for directing the drama The Ides of March, as well as his Golden Globes win for Best Per formance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama, Clooney may claim the Oscar. Possible Upset: Another tie! Meryl Streep The Iron Lady / Viola Davis The Help Streep is notorious for completely enveloping herself in her character, and her turn as British force Margaret Thatcher is no exception. However, even though Streep received the Globe in her category, Davis heart-wrenching portrayal of a struggling housemaid in the segregated south of the 1960s might be powerful enough to blow away Williams voluptuous vixen. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Kenneth Branagh My Week with Marilyn Branaghs turn as Sir Lawrence Olivier is another example of the British actors masterful grasp of character. He embodied the stature of such a powerful stage and screen Possible Upset: Christopher Plummer Beginners Arguably one of the most surprising Globe winners, Plummers poignant por trayal of a man discovering his sexuality at an older age may follow the general pattern and snag the SAG award. (You might remember him as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.)The most celebrated night in Hollywood never ceases to shock, awe and inspire the millions of viewers as the years the nominations havent been released yet (look for the announcement on Jan. 24), the categories generally follow a pattern after the Golden Globe winners are announced. Best Picture: The Artist based on individual performances rather than overall cinematic quality, this silent, cal acclaim and overall approval to win the nights biggest honor. Possible Underdog: The Descendants After winning the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Drama, director Alexander Paynes heavily praised work is just cause Best Actor: George Clooney The Descendants A professional when it comes to snagging nominations, Clooney has been heavily the Critics Choice Award and Golden Globe for Best Actor) for his role as a run-down faOn top of his trip behind the camera for The Ides of March, the power (and publicity) of Clooneys past year could allow his win. Possible Underdog: Jean Dujardin The Artist The Academy is notorious (and, for some, borderline pretentious) when it comes to picking underdog nominees and Dujardin is no exception. Already a Globe winner, its possible that the French actor could win the Oscar due to sheer artistic curiosity. Best Actress: Michelle Williams My Week with Marilyn In one of the most widely talked about roles of the year, Williams is practically spoton, both in breath and in body, as Marilyn Monroe. The magnitude of the role and the bombshell behind it may be just enough to snag the statue after her Golden Globe win. Possible Underdog: Viola Davis The Help Davis was utterly emotional as the silent but strong housemaid in the dramedy, and her recent Critics Choice Award win for Best Actress could be the key to winning the Oscar. But Wait! What About?: Meryl Streep The Iron Lady seem to be getting as much attention as some of her previous roles. Streep is widely regarded as one of Hollywoods best actresses (she won the Globe this year for Best Per formance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama), the other knockout performances in her category may cause her portrayal of Award show predictions have so many possibilities Screen Actors Guild Awards The Academy Awards (Oscars) music
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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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 1-20-12-4-2 AVAILABLE NOW!! WALK TO UF! Nice 2BR/1BA house. $450/ mo. Call Richard 371-4367 1-30-10-2 1 BED/1 BATH. Walk to Shands/UF. Great kitchen and bath with w/d, disposal, dishwasher. Overlooks creek and trees. Small pet ok. $535+ deposit. 352-371-9520, 352-317-2642 2-14-12-20-2 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 email@example.com 1-25-12-5-2 SERENOLA PINESOff SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $515, 2BR $595 352-335-0420 2-15-12-20-2 GREAT VALUE WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $445, 2 BR $545. 352-335-0420 2-1512-20-2-2 VETERANS and SECTION 8 Oakridge Apts 1120 NW 45th Ave. Openings for Vets who qualify under Section 8 Program. 2/1 $550. Pool, RTS, on-site laun dry 372-3783 2-15-12-20-2 Avail Aug 1st. 4BR/2BA house. Full size hottub on back screened porch. W/D incl, DW, carport. Across from one of nicest parks in Gville. 3413 NW 8th Ave. $1600/mo. Call or text 352339-2342 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 1-20-12-2-2 Avail Aug 1st. 1BR/1BA house, fireplace, wood floors, W/D, 1 block from campus.106 SW 12th St. $525/mo. Call or text 352-3392342. website: gainesvillequalityrentalhous es.com 1-20-12-2-2 Avail Aug 1st. 4BR/2BA house. Very private backyard, btw UF & Santa Fe. W/D provided, pets OK, tile throughout. 1330 NW 39th St. Call 352-339-2342. $1200/mo. More info & pictures: gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 1-20-12-2-2 Avail Aug 1st. 4BR/2BA huge house close to campus. Fireplace, wood floors, nice private backyard, W/D included. 1105 NW 10th Ave. Call or text 352-339-2342. $1550/mo. More info on gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 1-20-12-2-2 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org 1-23-12-15-4 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
ALLIGATOR BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-25-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-12-72-6 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 PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-12-72-10 Uf Surplus Equipment Auctions are underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-25-12-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 4-25-73-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-25-11-99-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2573-11 4-25-12-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-25-12-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 2-27-35-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-25-72-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 4-25-1272-12 I BUY JUNK CARS 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. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 1-31-12-15-14 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
16, ALLIGATOR 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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. 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Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. 1-23-127-14 Receptionist needed for a professional office with a creative,entrepreneurial,team based work environment competitive pay + benefits FT/PT M-F 9-5 email resume to Corey@mssgainesville.com 1-24-12-7-14 UF Survey Research Center Spanish speakers needed! Telephone Interviewers: NO SALES $8.75-$9.25/hr + Incentive Great Resume Builder (352) 392-2908 Ext: 105 720 SW 2nd Ave Suite 156 1-20-12-5-14 DOMINOS PIZZA NOW HIRINGClosing Drivers. $100/night Guaranteed. Apply at gatordominos.com 2-24-12-30-14WAITPERSON NEEDEDSawamura Japanese Steakhouse. Apply from 2:30 to 4pm at 1624 SW 13th St. No calls please. 1-20-5-14 A SPANISH TUTOR. $25/hrCONVERSATIONAL SPANISH. GOOD PERSONALITY. 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Visitors always welcome. 2-29-11-51-15 AAA Courier ExpressProvide All Delivery Needs Bonded and Insured 352-339-5158 1-3112-12-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) All Womens Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 4-25-72-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-25-72-16 Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS)Basic Life Support(BLS) and CPR classes to fit your schedule.American Heart Association Card issued. Training Gators for over 15 years!! Call Cardiac One(352)494-4217. 2-15-12-25-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Family Chiropractic Since 1977. 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THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Orange and Blue Debut The Gators annual spring game has been set for Students, boosters and alumni get in free. Tebow reportedly played through injury in playoff gameFormer Gators and current Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow reportedly played chest around his lungs in last weekends playoff loss to the Patriots. JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer In Floridas last meeting with Alabama, the bleeding had seemingly stopped. Mired in a three-game Southeastern Conference losing streak in February last year, the Gators led the Crimson Tide 34-24 at halftime in Tuscaloosa. But Floridas lead did not last as Alabama made its move in the second half, outscoring UF 29-9 in the victory. With the win, the Crimson Tides SEC record improved to 2-10, and they dragged the Gators down with them. The loss put Florida at 4-9 in the SEC, guaranteeing a second straight season with a losing record in league play for the Gators. In prior years, Alabama always steals a win from us, senior center getting the girls focused and ready for that game. heading into tonights game at 7 p.m. in the OConnell Center. Unfortunately for the Gators and they have played while both sport losing league records. While a win could vault Florida right back into the race for the conference crown, Alabama has a much bumpier road to recovery, win or lose. But that doesnt mean coach Amanda Butler and the Gators are looking past tonights game. Their SEC record at this point is no indication of what theyre capable of, Butler said. They have shown us the past three years that weve got to play our best against them or else well be disappointed. Last years loss to Bama was one a double-digit lead after halftime. UF showed some troubling signs of deja vu against LSU last Sunday, coming within one possession of win. Its really hard to be up by any number of points on any of the teams in this league, especially a great team like LSU, and feel comler said. We were able to hold onto it and thats what we really felt good about. The Gators have had each of Fully healthy and more mature, Florida junior gymnast Marissa King has taken on a leadership role this season. See story, page 20. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFlorida forward Erik Murphy has used an offseason arrest and a spell of injuries to mature in his junior season in Gainesville. Murphy leads the team with 23 blocks this year. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff WriterWhen an elbow smashed into the side of his face two weeks ago in practice, splitting his eyebrow the length of eight stitches, Erik Murphy didnt panic. Though the blood and the pain certainly came as a shock, the injury above his right eye was nothing new. He had been hit in the same spot years ago in a high school practice, and then, just as now, it hurt. With trickles of blood developing forward, recalled a tidbit of information that calmed him after sophomore center Patric Young accidentally cut him. When you get hit in the face or the head, it bleeds a lot, Murphy said. So after I looked in the mirror, I wasnt too worried about it. In his third year at Florida, Murphy has learned from more than just his injuries. According to coach Billy Donovan, it is Murphys newfound maturity that has been the most important development in Last April, Murphy and redshirt freshnitely by Donovan after the two players were arrested and charged with misdemeanor trespassing outside a bar in St. Augustine. They were not reinstated until September. When Murphy rejoined the team, Donovan noticed a change in the person he said could be unreliable on the court and known to disappear at times during games. Believe it or not, I felt terrible about what happened in the spring, Donovan said. I know Erik does too. Its been rehearsed and talked about, but I do think there was a lot of good that came out of that. You know, as painful as it was for everybody I think it really forced him to do some soul searching. how his career at Florida had gone up to that point. Sitting for two years in a deep frontcourt rotation, he had as many suspensions as starts and was running out of time to change how his collegiate career would be remembered. The message sunk in. Murphy quickly made a point to mentally prepare more for games as well as practices. Especially this year, playing a little bit bigger of a role than I have in the past, trying to come out and do everything the team needs and coach asks for, he said. While Murphy was known heading man who could shoot, rather than a defensive stopper, he now leads the Gators with 21 blocked shots one more than three more games. Though Murphy had just 23 blocks in his career prior to this season, he has rejected a shot in six straight games something he attributes to rededicating himself The one thing thats probably a little bit unassuming about him is he does have Injuries, offseason trouble help Murphy grow as player Gators eyeing matchup with pesky Crimson Tide squadSEE HOOPS, PA GE 19 SEE W-HOOPS, PA GE 19Last three contests decided by six points or fewer In prior years, Alabama always steals a win from girls focused and ready for Azania StewartUF senior centerDonovan
18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 THE TOM GREEN SHOW A Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator. org. Numbers tell the story: Peases UF success not guaranteed Tom Greentwitter: @tomas_verde Judging Brent PeaseThe year before Pease: Kentucky in 2000: 11th in total offense, 75th in scoring offense, 2nd in passing offense, 92nd in rushing offense. Baylor in 2002: 95th in total offense, 115th in scoring offense, 47th in passing offense, 105th in rushing offense.In Peases last year:Kentucky in 2002: 87th in total offense, 23rd in scoring offense, 70th in passing offense, 57th in rushing offense. Baylor in 2003 : 97th in total offense, 91st in scoring offense, 76th in passing offense, 99th in rushing offense.
JOHN BOOTHE Alligator Staff Writer three conference games, Patric Young is starting center and leading rebounder, earlier in the season, Yeguete slid into a starters role for the sixth time and posted Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator. org. more so than hes gone up one of Floridas more reliable his threes and has reached last nine games, including a After spending the last minder of Young can Contact John Boothe at firstname.lastname@example.org. ALLIGATOR, HOOPS, from page 17Murphy emerging as one of Floridas most reliable 3-point shooters Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff Sophomore center Patric Young (4), shown here with guard Scottie Wilbekin (5) and forward Casey Prather (24), has been dealing with tendinitis in his right ankle. MENS BASKETBALL Youngs status in question for Saturday against LSUGators playing SEC opponents close One of the conference losses on the road against the Wildcats in mitted that earning a spot in the But Butler notes the importance Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@ alligator.org. W-HOOPS, from page 17 By the Numbers: Florida vs. Alabama -Florida and Alabamas common opponents this season have been Ole Miss, South Carolina and LSU. Bama is winless and UF is 2-1 in those games. -The Gators have lost three out of their last four meetings against the Crimson Tide. -Coach Amanda Butlers all-time record against Alabama at Florida is 3-3. the Gators and the Crimson Tide where both squads have sub.500 SEC records. -The last three games in this series have been decided by six points or fewer. (Alabama 64, Florida 59 on Feb. 13, 2011; Florida 70, Alabama 64 on Jan. 27, 2011; Alabama 66, Florida 61 on Feb. 28, 2010)By the numbers: Florida vs. alabama Florida and Alabamas common opponents this season have been: in those games. The Gators have meetings against Tonights game marks the between the Gators and At Florida, coach Amanda time record against Alabama is 3-3. The last three games in this series have been decided by six points or fewer. Natalie Teer / Alligator Staff I appreciate Will (Yeguete) a lot, because the stuff that he does for our team is just unbelievable. Like chasing down loose balls, getting eight or nine rebounds when Pat is out; its unbelievable how that guy stepped up the last couple games for us.Mike RosarioUF junior guardMurphy
20, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2012 GYMNASTICS LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer Marissa King has always had the talent, but over time she has developed the maturity to go along with it. In her third season as a Gator, King has made strides for No. 8 Florida. Not only has King, a six-time All-American, posted year, but she has also embraced being a team leader. Its incredible to see the leadership role shes taken on this year, coach Rhonda Faehn said. Its very obvious shes taken ownership of her talent. A native of Cambridge, England, King arrived in Gainesville in the fall of 2009 with an extensive resume. She represented Great Britain at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and competed at the 2007 and 2009 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, among other events. Since King was used to only competing as an individual, her early goings at Florida were up and down. As a freshman, King had trouble grasping the team concept. Faehn said King would sometimes get frustrated easily in the gym. Although Kings 2010 regular season campaign was solid, she struggled at the NCAA Super Six Team Final, posting an all-around score of 37.275, more than two points lower than her season-best. I consistently told her as a freshman and sophomore, You have the potential to win a national all-around title. You have the potential to do some really great things, Faehn said. I [didnt] know if she necessarily believed me. But over time, King learned to believe in herself, and her teammates. I feel like I have bonded closer with the girls, King said. Ive kind of stepped up because I now know what it feels like to compete individually, but in a team. Experiencing success at Florida has also posure. a Southeastern Conference Championship. Last year, King took home the individual NCAA vault title. King also said communication with Faehn has helped develop her game. If theres anything hurting me, or anything thats on my mind, she [says] to just communicate, King said. Communication was the thing I really lacked my freshman year. With Kings fortitude growing, other ar eas of her game have also improved, such as her strength on balance beam. Throughout her sophomore season, King fought two nagging injuries a left pectoral muscle tear and a bruise on her foot that adversely affected her per formance on beam. Due to these injuries, Faehn held King out of nearly half of last seasons beam lineups. But in the Gators 196.175-191.875 victory over Illinois-Chicago last Friday, King recorded a career-high on beam (9.925), which was good for her second-straight beam title. Last year, I was just really inconsistent on the beam and I really want to be up there on the beam lineup this year, King said. When No. 8 Florida (2-0) travels to Lexington, Ky., to take on Kentucky (2-2, 0-1 SEC) at the Memorial Coliseum Friday night, King will compete as an all-arounder for the second time this season. Shes still on the rise, Faehn said. She stills has ways to go, and thats what the beauty of it is.Healthy, more mature King returning to all-around competitionAlligator File PhotoGators junior all-around gymnast Marissa King has made a return to the beam this season after injuries limited her ability to fully compete in the event during 2011. Life of a KingKey dates highlighting Marissa Kings UF career:March 19, 2010: Scored a 39.575 as an allaround competitor against then-No. 9 Utah to her career-high. March 27, 2010: all-around category (39.325) at the Southeast April 23, 2010: Struggled at the NCAA Super Feb. 4, 2011: April 17, 2011: Hines). Jan. 13: Recorded a career best on balance beam (9.925) against Illinois-Chicago to win her second beam title in as many meets. Its incredible to see the leader ship role shes taken on this year. Its very obvious shes taken owner ship of her talent.Rhonda FaehnUF coach