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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 88 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida City Commission candidates face off for last timeDean of journalism college to step down Erving Walk ers 10 points and nine assists helped lead UF to a comeback win against Ole Miss on Thursday. See story, page 14. 76 /45 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffRudy Giuliani speaks at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday evening. The Accent Speakers Bureau event was free and open to the public. EMILY MILLERAs former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani began his Thursday presentation on leadership, one audience member wanted to change the subject. What happened with building seven, Rudolph? a man from the audience at the Phillips Center for the Per forming Arts shouted. You are too rude to be entitled to an answer, Giuliani said as the audience member was escorted out. May I suggest a barber and a haircut? He responded with similar humor when a second audience member began shouting about the need for honesty. Oh, get lost, Giuliani said. It seems like Im in New York. This could be Times Square. Any more clowns? Once the audience settled, Giuliani illustrated his six principles of leader ship: strong beliefs, optimism, courage, relentless preparation, teamwork and communication. Before the talk, mobs of people packed themselves outside the entrances to the orchestra section of the Phillips security sweep, delaying the event. Those already inside were asked to leave and wait in the lobby. The doors opened at 7:25 p.m. and eager audience members pushed into the theater to hear the former New York City mayor speak. Giuliani took the stage at about 8:15 p.m. It seems that security sweeps could be done before everyone started lining up, Gainesville resident Kelley Richardson said. With that being said, Id rather wait and see Rudy. Im not going anywhere. Accent Speakers Bureau paid the Washington Speakers Bureau $65,000 for the event, Accent Chairman Corey Portnoy said. The event was free and open to the Rudy Giuliani discusses principles of leadership ABOUT 200 STUDENTS FROM ACROSS THE STATE ATTENDED. ERIN JESTER TALLAHASSEE About 200 university students from around the state gathered on the steps of the Historic Capitol Museum on Thursday for the Florida Student Associations annual Rally in Tally. FSA chairman Michael Long, a New College of Florida sophomore, voiced the concerns of the 300,000 students he represents, including tuition increases and the method of student governor appointment to the Board of Governors. In the last four years, Long said, tuition has increased by 60 percent while state appropriations for higher education fell by 24 percent. Another concern for students was changes to Bright Futures. The House introduced a proposal Tuesday that would change requirements to renew Bright Futures. The GPA required for renewal of the highest award would increase by .25 next school year, from 3.00 to 3.25. The requirement for the secondhighest award would increase by the same amount, from 2.75 to 3.00. The bill also shortens the amount of time students have to start receiving Bright Futures funds, shortening the window from three years after graduation to two. As students, were not naive, he said. Tuition, fair representation top student agenda in capitolACCENT EMILY MORROWIncoming freshmen may no longer be able to apply AP or IB coursework toward all their general education requirements, UF President Bernie Machen announced at the Faculty Senate meeting Thursday. Machen said he is pushing Florida legislators to pass a law that would allow state universities to require nine to 10 hours of general education coursework to be taken on campus. Department curriculum has become increasingly specialized, and students need to be exposed to more diverse coursework that emphasizes critical thinking and the humanities integral parts of a college education, he said. If implemented, the new requirement would not apply to transfer students. Machen also told faculty to expect addiin six years. see a 12.5-percent cut. Machen said this per centage could change over the course of the legislative session. The majority of the meeting was dedicated to discussing UFs proposed employee health insurance plan. UF is seeking legislative approval to selfinsure its employees, opting out of the state health care system. Under the new program, employees would be encouraged to use UF&Shands physicians but allowed to use outside doctors as well, said Dr. David Guzick, UFs senior vice president of health affairs, who presented the change. Many of the plans spedetermined yet, Guzick said, which prompted some concern among faculty senators. Charles Guy, an environmental horticulture professor, presented a list of about 15 questions the plan leaves unanswered. Before [the plan] is passed by the legislature, we need to know the details, he said. You need to get the information to us before theres no going back.Gen Ed coursework could changeSEE GIULIANI, P AGE 4 SEE RALLY, P AGE 4 Machen Oh, get lost. It seems like Im in New York. This could be Times Square. Any more clowns?Rudy Giulianiformer New York City Mayor

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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 88 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 TODAYFORECASTSUNNY 76/56 SUNNY 70/44 PARTLY CLOUDY 72/39 SUNNY 75/44 RAIN 76/45 WHATS HAPPENING?The Marvin Harris 2012 Lecture Today, 4 p.m. Turlington, Room L011 The lecture, entitled The Juridical Hospital: Claiming the Right to Health in Brazilian Courts, is organized by the anthropology department in collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies. Featured speaker will be Joo Biehl of Princeton University, professor of anthropology and co-director of the Program in Global Health and Health Policy. Critical Mass Leisurely Bike Ride Today, 5 p.m. Plaza of the Americas Put the fun between your legs. Join in an International Monthly Celebration of the Bicycle. The bike ride will take place the last Friday of every month. Meet on the plaza at 5 p.m. for the ride that will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oneg with Scott Fried Today, 7:30 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave. Join UF Hillel for reform, conservative or traditional Shabbat services, followed by a free Kosher dinner. Following Shabbat there will be a free Oneg with Scott Fried, inter national public speaker, HIV/ The trip will consist of building a house for a family with HIV/AIDS with time to scuba dive in what is considered to be the worlds second-best diving location. All students who go on this trip with us will have an opportunity to get certified before the trip. 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 CORRECTIONAn article in Thursdays Alligator incorrectly stated Craig Adams, an aggravated assault suspect, is a Vietnam veteran. AIDS educator and author. Endangered Species TCBY Fundraiser Today, 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. TCBY at Southwest 34th Street and Archer Road Come out for ice cream to help raise funds for Single Vision, a nonprofit endangered species educational facility located just east of Gainesville. Come learn about the organizations animal rescues and ambassadors. Theatre Strike Force @ GatorNights Today, 9 p.m. Orange & Brew Come for the smiling faces; stay for the improv comedy. Itll be a show of laughter to warm you on these long, January nights. Havdallah and Honduras Service Trip Saturday, 6:30 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave. Find out how to get on a ser vice trip to Honduras this summer with UF Hillel and Scott Fried, international public speaker and HIV/ AIDS educator and author. TUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 ABOUT 200 ATTENDED. ALLI LANGLEYAlligator WriterKathleen Merrigan thinks every family needs a farmer. Merrigan, the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, wants people to understand the importance of knowing where their food comes from. Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food is the USDAs effort to encourage direct farmer-to-consumer connections and strengthen access to locally produced foods. Merrigan, the USDAs secondin-command, was named one of by Time Magazine in 2010 for her work in agricultural policy. She presented the initiative on campus Thursday night. About 200 people attended the event at the UF/IFAS Straughn Extension Professional Development Center. Merrigan said interest in sustainable agriculture and demand for local food is strong and growing. Locals hot, if you will, Mer rigan said. People want to know where their food comes from. When farmers sell directly to consumers, they receive a much higher return, she said, and money spent at local businesses strengthens local economies by recirculating within the community. Local food systems are more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable, said Xin Zhao, a UF assistant professor who teaches courses in organic and sustainable crop production. A food system includes everything involved in getting food from the farm to the table, she said. Merrigan said she hopes any audience members who were interested in an agricultural career are now set on it and that people understand the USDA is responsive to the growing interest in local and regional agriculture. Tarik Eluri, a 22-year-old hor ticultural science senior, said he is interested in local food production because it supports environmental sustainability and local economies. He said he is happy to know the USDA backs it. Its good to see that thats going from the top down, he said. The USDA is a mysterious and sometimes controversial branch, said 19-year-old plant pathology sophomore Kellee Britt, who hopes to intern and eventually work there. If more presentations like these were available, she said, wed understand more about our economy, agriculture and the food thats circulated all over the U.S. and the world. Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffU.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan speaks about agriculture and its importance in the U.S. at the Straughn Extension Professional Development Center on Thursday night. USDA official talks locally grown food KELSEY GRENTZERAlligator Contributing WriterCitrus bacteria may be hurting Floridas job base. A study published by UF this month found that a bacterial disease that kills Florida citrus trees has cost the state economy about $3.6 billion in the past six years. The study, conducted by researchers within UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, found that the reduction of orange juice production due to the disease also cost the state 6,600 jobs. on Floridas economy has been studied, although the disease has been around Florida for six years, said Tom Spreen, a UF food and resource economics professor. The study compared actual harvests of juice-producing oranges with projected har vests that could have taken place if greening had not affected Florida citrus groves, he said. The research was funded by Florida Citrus Mutual, an organization that supports the states citrus growers. Alan Hodges, an extension scientist with the food and resource economics department, said the disease affects everyone in the state because of the lost income. He hopes the study will enlighten state legislators when they determine funding for research. In China and in Brazil, where they also have this disease, it has completely wiped out citrus production in some areas, he said. Spreen said he believes there is potential to It would be hard to imagine Florida without orange juice, he said.Study: Citrus bacteria has cost Florida economy billionsSpreen

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4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012Joey Flechas / AlligatorFlorida Student Association chairman Michael Long, of New College of Florida, speaks to a crowd of students at the annual Rally in Tally. Student association supports changes to Bright FuturesWe know were in a recession. We know times are tough. However, he said, the state needs to continue to make investment in its students. Long said if tuition must be increased, it should be increased gradually. He suggested state appropriations for higher education be maintained, not reduced. FSA members had planned to attend the Senates budget subcommittee on higher education appropriations, but the meeting was canceled at the last minute. Rather than sit in on other committee meetings following the rally, Long said he spoke with some of the representatives who support FSAs platforms. I think theyre starting to [listen], Long said. I think the legislature is more of a complex, living organism than anything else. Student Government external affairs Director Billy Vranish came to Tallahassee with a group of 13 UF students. Vranish said tuition increases shouldnt just cover budget shortfalls, but also manifest in improvements for students. If tuition goes up, we better see results, he said. After the rally, the UF group met with four representatives to discuss tuition increases and Bright Futures requirements. Of the three rallies Vranish has has attended, he said, This has been one of the most productive Ive been on. Richard Yost, UF chemistry professor and Board of Governors faculty member, said he supports FSAs stance on tuition increases and on State University System student body presidents electing the Board of Governors student governor. If the legislature took that power away, Yost said, they could do the same for the process in which the faculty representative is chosen. I think its really a matter of principle, he said. UF political science senior Cassia Laham, 22, went to Tallahassee with the Florida Alliance for Student Action. She said she was upset the rally wasnt as intense as it couldve been. I drove two hours for a rally and all I got was a press conference, she said. RALLY, from page 1Former New York City mayor touts all GOP candidates but Paulpublic. The former mayor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate offered his six principles of leadership to an audience of about 1,500. Giuliani had the audience laughing throughout the speech, although he also times. noy asked seven previously screened questions from audience members. election. much of a task, he said. I think every one of the candidates running, with one exception, is ready for the task ... that one exception is said he thought Giuliani had a valuable message and delivered it well. He described Giuliani as a true American hero. Garcia was not a fan of the protesters, however. Regardless of party differences, whether you agree with the speaker or not, I think it is disrespectful. GIULIANI, from page 1 TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterA Gainesville man was arrested Wednesday night after police said he peeped through the window of a womans apartment. Francisco Botello, 37, of 112 Castle Drive, crouched down and peered into a womans window at Canopy Apartments. Two of the womans neighbors saw him charged with loitering and prowling. He was charged with the same crime in 2008, according to the Alachua County Clerk of Court. plex when he saw Botello walking out wearing a polo the suspect said he was looking for his friend John, according to an arrest report. Botello then grabbed his cellphone, trying to show John but didnt know which apartment he lived in. Apartments in Gainesville, Botello said he got the could not locate a phone number for John in Botellos phone.Man charged with loitering, prowlingCRIME TYLER JETTAlligator Staff Writerbers Thursday night to talk about a recent string of crimes in the area. lice Advisory Council, multiple house mothers asked for an expansion to the UF Alert System. Right now, messages are information to the departments communications center, which pushes the message to the proper people. In a new crime is near campus, said Lynne Benck, commander of the The meeting was held in the wake of a string of crimes near Sorority Row. A woman avoided a rape attempt on Southwest Fifth Avenue by faking an asthma attack on Dec. 9, and on Jan. 13, a woman was robbed at gunpoint on Southwest Ninth Street. lining where eight rapes or attempted rapes happened near campus since April. Speakers told students not to walk alone, jog at night or go to isolated parts of town. Benck urged students to stay in groups at the bar. Alcohol-facilitated sexual battery happens too often, she said. I cant tell you how many times Ive read the reports and felt so bad, she said. Were calling in college-aged guys to take polygraph tests, and the girls just cant remember what happened. Its just bad all around.Police talk safety with sorority women JAMIE MANVILLEAlligator Contributing Writer The 40-year-old lunch program now offers reusable plates, silverware and cups in an effort to reduce waste from the 800 people who eat there every day. I think what were saving in trash stainless-steel plates in December, and the feedback has been positive. A poll on their website shows 84 percent of about 100 respondents like the idea and will use the new plates. that by the time you get your seconds and your thirds and your fourths, your people think theyre nice. Carl Woodham, chaplain of Gainessteel plates are common in India but couldnt be located in America. from India, Woodham said. They ar He said the cost of switching to reusable plates, including installing a na House, was about $10,000, which lunch sales. year commitment to using the plates.Reusable plates reduce Krishna Lunch waste I think what were saving in trash is close to the actual size of the Krishna House. Olivia MartinKrishna volunteer

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffHarris Pickholtz, a 20-year-old telecommunication management senior, jousts able ring on the Reitz Union North Lawn on Thursday afternoon. The event was organized by Catholic Gators as part of Catholic Awareness Week. Alligator WriterCity Commission at-large 1 candidate Nathan Skop stood up, placed his right hand on his hip and told his fellow candidates he was an energy policy expert. Six of the seven other at-large 1 and District 1 candidates who were sitting on the panel sat back and scoffed. There are many experts on many things, Donna Lutz, another City Commission at-large 1 candidate said, as she leaned forward and turned her head toward Skop. People here are saying they know everything, but they dont. No one does. Tensions ran high Thursday afternoon tion and job creation at a debate at Santa Fe College. The debate was the the last Gainesville City Commission candidate forum before election day Tuesday. Santa Fe College Student Government & Service hosted the event. Six of the eight at-large 1 candidates attended. James Ingle and Richard Selwach did not attend. All District 1 candidates attended except Ray Washington, who sent a representative in his place. Candidates were allowed 30 seconds to combat each others answers. debate were spent talking about the citys biomass contract, a plan to get energy from a wood-burning power plant. Skop reiterated his disapproval for the citys disastrous biomass contract, citing the fact that it would cost the city $3.1 billion and cause utility rates to skyrocket. Lutz rolled her eyes. At-large 1 candidates Lauren Poe and Darlene Pifalo and District 1 candidate Yvonne Hinson-Rawls smirked and sat back in their chairs. Poe said abandoning the project would cost the city about $150 million. Backing out of the contract would also look bad to those looking to bring business to the city. Who is going to want to do business with a city that breaks its contracts? Poe asked. wasnt being allocated properly. District 1 candidate Armando Grundy said more money should be put toward resurfacing Gainesvilles aging roads and waBut when the issue of job creation arose, the snarling began again. Poe said the citys innovation initiatives will be key to job creation. Skop and Cain were quick to counter. I hear all of this Innovation Hub, Innovation Hub talk and absolutely no talk candidate Dejeon Cain shouted while he waved his hands over his head. Once again, youre completely forgetting about Poe then corrected Cain. Innovation Hub is a building, he said. Innovation Gainesville, to which Poe was referring, is an idea that encompasses the Cain, brow furrowed, shook his head and laughed. The last 10 minutes of the debate were allotted for candidates to ask questions of one another. Most of the questions were directed at Poe, because he supported the biomass contract when he was a city commissioner. The bottom line, Poe said, is that any other alternative to the contract would be a disaster for this city. At the end of the debate, each candidate expressed how great it was that Santa Fe College hosted a debate. Though this was great, Venzke said, it was too short a time to get to the bottom of all of these deep issues. Read the entire story at alligator.org.Candidates face off at debate

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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 EditorialFRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: could lead us to colonize the moon?51 TOTAL VOTES33% YES 67% NOThursdays question: Are you going to the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire?We hope everyone has had a great week. We have a lot to cover today, so without further ado, its time for our does-anyone-even-read-this-introductory-part-anyway edition of...Darts & Laurels DART to Newt Gingrichneeds to stop spending money on wasteful programs and Next up, we give an A-for-effort LAUREL to Michael Fuller, a 53-year-old man who tried to purchase nearly $500 worth of items at a North Carolina Walmart with a dont-you-try-knocking-next-time-you-idiot DART to the who shot and killed a a German shepherd that was chained in the garage. The For standing up to the Man, we give a relief-MacGyverstyle LAUREL to a 12-year-old boy from Houston who, those-parking-tickets DART to a Kissimmee parking enforcement agent who was giving incorrectly dated tickets signs. owned parking lots that are out of the citys jurisdiction. One city resident summed up the agents antics, saying, math or anything. Finally, we award a going-where-it-matters LAUREL to the students from UF and other schools around the state who went to the capitol in Tallahassee yesterday for Rally in Tally. yet, we support the fact that they are going to Tallahassee next week.Military empire undermines AmericaFrom outspending the rest of the countries of the world military empire. This empire spans the planet, maintained the most sophisticated destructive technology. prised of chickenhawk politicians who nonchalantly vote to send our troops to danger largely without any military experience themselves. The increase in militarism necessitates a growth in the state at the expense of our freedoms with our foreign policy quickening our day of reckoning. world and extend justice, egalitarianism, freedom or some very word empire evokes a sinister connotation, despite the fact that it is an appropriate description. We dont spread good when we topple regimes and instart preventative wars shrouded in lies, deceit and war reality is that we are an empire. As a consequence of our military empire, the very idea ment over principle. Patriots were the people who threw Concord. Patriotism is a different concept today. If someone called ing to doom, gloom and China taking over the world. Today, the patriot has morphed into someone who adtions and defend our country, even though these adventures are not in our direct national semaintaining a military empire is patriotic. For the military to grow, the government must also grow. The government requires limiting economic freedom. It also mandates more surveillance and security, leading to things like an anti-American to crowd out even the Constitution. another power not expressly given to the federal government under the Constitution. There is an alternate vision for Americas role in the can military supremacy is not relinquished. We should that arent contentious, like Germany. We should stop the Chris Ceresa is a math and classics junior at UF. His column appears on Fridays. Chris Ceresaopinions@alligator.org

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Guest columnist wrong about STEM degreesI applaud the underlying premise of Austin Swinks column regarding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) majors. There is a need to encourage because they provide a large part of the foundation upon which our economy and society rest. However, his proposal that raising the tuition for these students will increase the number of graduates with these degrees is wholly false. First and foremost, Swink neglected to consider that Bernie Machen is hardly speaking as an impartial observer seeking the best for students. His job is to manage UF, and one of the main objectives of that job is for him to bring in as much money as possible to the university by any means at his disposal, including raising tuition. This is not an indictment against Machen; it is simply a statement of the obvious. This corresponds to the argument that increasing tuition will improve funding for lab equipment, high-salaried professors and costly teaching materials. While charging students more will bring in more dollars, the question should be: at what cost? It is highly doubtful that the additional revenue brought in will offset the loss of students as a result of the increase in costs. Furthermore, a large portion of the money used to pay for new equipment, materials and even professors comes from research grants, not student tuition. Consequently, raising tuition would ultimately do relatively little to improve the labs, professors esting that Swink argues that increasing tuition will make potential STEM students more carefully consider whether or not they should pursue such a degree. If this is such a good thing for STEM majors, why not apply it to all majors? Raising tuition for a political science degree will make potential students also more carefully consider whether that is, in fact, the major they wish to obtain. Of course, this idea is nonsense. Rather than charging a cover for a STEM degree, a far more effective means of assisting students in choosing the major is to allow they will be learning and how it will help them in the long run. There are numerous programs in the College of Engineering that pair new and potential students with current students and professors who can answer their questions and shed some light on the various degrees that interest them. Finally, I do agree with Swinks counter to the argument that raising tuition will not keep students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds from seeking a STEM degree. There are abundant sources students. However, he seems to ignore the harm that will be done to students of average socioeconomic status who aid programs to fall back on. The additional burden placed on these students will result in them being forced to work more hours or take out more loans in order to make it through. There is no need to saddle these students with additional debt or responsibility. Swinks intentions are admirable and noble. There is a real social and economic need for UF and universities across the nation to increase the number of STEM graduates. However, as is often the case, the best of intentions result in the worst outcomes. Such is the case here. Brent Melvin UF senior Civil Engineering Few things missing from Shire column This is a letter in response to Luke Baileys column regarding the Shire as an ideal economic model. Being a Brit and a Tolkien nut myself, I thought I would provide you with a couple of insights that you appeared to be lacking based on your article. Hobbits were modeled on Englishmen), which means the Shire, in essence, is rural England at least the area near Oxford where he lived. So the economy that you spoke of as being part of a world that never truly existed actually did. It was the agrarian economy of central England in the 1930s that Tolkien was familiar with. I have never actually read this anywhere, but I simply know it in my heart to be true hobbits represent rural Englishmen. I grew up in rural southern England, and all the marks of the truth of what I am saying were in the community where I grew up. So our modern economy is simply the evolution of what has happened from then to create what we have today. Peter Colverson Gainesville residentLetters to the EditorI can still clearly remember the joyous epiphany I had when I saw that 15-letter word on the UF website. After 30 minutes of refreshing my browser to check my admission status, multiple lines of tiny text greeted my eyes. One word, the only word that mattered, shouted at me: Congratulations. I was a Gator. nally bothered to read the rest of the text, as if there might be a mention of something more important than congratulations. In the same sentence was the verdict. In plain English: You have been accepted into the spring 2012 freshman class. Spring 2012. All feelings of celebration silently sank into an internal abyss of worry and uneasiness. Spring meant not starting college until January. Spring meant watching all my friends move away and beginning the college experience while I Spring meant missing football season. Spring More serious concerns came to mind: Will I be able to graduate on time? How will I adjust? Choosing another school was not an option. As an in-state school with a reputable journalism program, UF was the obvious choice for me. Bright Futures and Florida Prepaid College tuSo I, along with a few hundred other spring admits, had to reluctantly make some decisions. From what Ive gathered so far, many packed up early and enrolled at Santa Fe Community College for a semester in an effort to not fall behind. I chose to stay home and take two classes at a community college while working to save up money. Others did the same and stuck it out with mom and dad back in their hometowns, sympathizing with me that their experience was less than ideal. handicapped, an email was sent out to all those who applied for housing months before, delivering the solemn news. The campus dorms were full. Life in the dorms the epitome of the college experience had been stolen from us as well. We were being robbed of the experience of dealing with a randomly assigned roommate, becoming friends with others on luxury of walking to nearby classes. With no room at the inn, many resorted to less lively off-campus housing. Months passed and the invitation to attend PreInstead of the traditional, comfortable two-day orientation with a night in a dorm, two days worth of information was crammed into one draining, seemingly endless session. Jan. 9 came and went, the rest of the Student Body continued about its already-familiar routine, walking, scootering and catching the bus across campus as if it were second nature. We spring admits were still glued to our smartSome things somehow managed to work out for me, at least. I am thrilled that I was able to stay a few extra months at my job, getting paid for doing what I love: writing. And Im fortunate enough to be one out of only part of my college experience. During Preview, I discovered that I will be graduating on time. In fact, I might possibly be a semester early due to Advanced Placement, college and dual-enrollment credits. Others might not be as lucky, but Im sure a summer session can help with getting back on track. Hall Spring admits: While you continue to acclimate here to the Swamp, remember that we are, indeed, members of The Gator Nation. Although the road to Gainesville has not been the smoothest, in three years, we will be throwing up our decorated caps with the rest of the Class of 2015. Best of luck. Colleen Wright is a journalism freshman at UF. Her column will regularly appear on Tuesdays.Spring admits are part of Gator Nation, tooColumn Colleen Wrightopinions@alligator.org

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8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 AROUND GAINESVILLE MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterDavid Steenbergh blew cigarette smoke and gripped a plum binder thick with blank homeless surveys. dictions and empty bank accounts. Steenbergh, 44, was one of about 50 people who went around the city Tuesday completing surveys for the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry Inc. The surveys are reported to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Florida Department of Children & Families ing the coalition will receive. ing, said Theresa Lowe, director of the Gainesville/Alachua County On Tuesday and Wednesday, 1,100 homeless people were counted on city streets not including those who were in shelters, hospitals, schools and jails, Lowe said. Steenbergh had been out in the heat all morning. True, he was paid $10 an hour to do the surveys. But he said its not about the money. ple say they dont see the results. He does, though. He said he sees it in the work done through Section 8 housing and the Salvation Army. If you dont look, then you dont see it, he said. He walked up to a group and spoke to a woman. Looking directly in her eyes, he explained why he was there. He explained how the coalition without a permanent home. terested. He approached a man rimmed glasses. Charles Folsom, 43, cleaned his glasses as Steenbergh read the list. less? A breakup. Where did you sleep Monday night? A friends house. What brought you to Alachua County? Looking for work. Steenbergh moved on, walking past the downtown library, through Sweetwater Park and, eventually, ing Authority. Lowe waited for him. She sat by maps highlighted in orange and pink that marked boundaries of homeless haunts. ed for papers that might alleviate alition has received about $650,000 in grant renewals. The count lets her know how many children dont have homes, how many veterans dont have lies roam the streets. Last year, the survey found homelessness had jumped by 38 percent to 1,781 people. Perhaps, she said, surveyors did It could just be that there are less, she said. And I suspect that its a lot of the latter. Organization surveys citys homeless CLARE LENNONAlligator Staff WriterThe dean of the College of tions announced Wednesday in an email to faculty and staff ary 2013. John Wright has been on medical leave since before fall ing as interim dean since July 2006, Wright became dean in December 2007. main part of the faculty and thanked his colleagues for their support. fore the college is scheduled rollment Management, said Wright started preparing the college about a year ago for the visits, which will take place Monday and Tuesday. cause John made sure we were ready, Weigold said. Spiro Kiousis, chair of the public relations department, said Wright will be back in a limited capacity within the next few weeks. Kiousis said Wright pushed abroad programs, distance tal collaboration. nate to have him as our college leader, he said.Dean of journalism college to step down

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 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 $459 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! $9.99 to sign and $100 credit UPGRADED 4/4 ONLY $399 Text SANTAFE to 47464 for more! Now Leasing for FALL! 4-25-11-72-1 3/3s-ROOMATE MATCHING $424/person Call Today! 352-335-7656 4-25-12-65-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your 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. $595-up. 352-5382181. Lv msg 4-25-12-72-2 No deposit!!! Huge 1/1s 2/2s 3/3s <1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym FREE tanning/FREE cable *Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777 Live the 180 Lifestyle! 4-25-11-72-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-12-12-171-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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 FULLY RENOVATEDDELUXE 3BR/BR Apartment Homes Internet, Pest Control, & Refuse Included Call for Details! 352-335-7656 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 $459 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 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. Available Feb 1st. REDUCED to $850/mo. Prefer students or professionals 327-2931 or 376-6183 1-3111-15-2 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 1-27-12-14-2 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 1-29-12-14-2 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 1-27-12-9-2 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 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 laundry 3723783 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 1-27-12-9-2 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 1-27-12-9-2 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 1-27-12-9-2 Avail Aug 1st. 4BR/2BA nice 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 1-27-12-7-2 TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $600/mo + $600 sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. Available now. 941-204-1304 or 352215-3160 2-9-12-10-2 BOARDWALK 2/2 $500 Tennis & Pool Community Near UF 2701 SW 13th Street Sublet til July 31st @ $500/mo End Unit 980 Sq. Ft. 'Carlyle" Compare @ $699 $759. Move in today! Call Sharon @ 352-215-3198 2-3-12-10-2 ***5 BEDROOM HOUSE***Walk to Campus! Wood Floors. Lots of Parking. All appliances included. Available Aug 15th. Call John @ 561-866-8234. 1-274-2 2, 3, 4, & 5 BR houses blocks to UF. Rent directly from owner, no intermediary. Pets OK, dalyproperties.com or 352-359-3341/3595584 2-29-11-27-2 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408 2/1 apt 204 nw 18 st $1100 4/2 house 929 nw 22 st $1500 4/3 house 3514 nw7 pl $1500 4/2 house 610 nw 34 ter $1200 5/3 house 630 nw 36 st $1500 1-31-12-5-2 Tumblin' Creek condo! remodeled 1bed 1bath, balcony, wood floors, a/c, pantry, walk/ bike to uf, pets neg. $725. per/mo. University Mgt, Inc. Lic. real estate broker 373-7904 2-7-12-10-2 **MOVE IN READY** 3/2 Condo near OAKS MALL New laundry rm w/ W/D. Newly renovated enclosed porch. New cherry wd cabinets. Pool. Across from N FL Reg Med Ctr. $950./mo, + utils. $500 sec. 352.318.4948 2-1-12-5-2 LIVE ON UF LAKE Prestigious Bivens Arm. 5BR house, Pool, & Dock. Bike or walk to Shands & UF. Serious grad students preferred. $2500/mo. Call 619-857-9903 2-22-12-20-2 1BR/1BA Apt,. Large screened-in porch, W/D hook-up. Pets ok. Monthly rent $499. Sec Dep $499. Near Shands & Vet school, 3300 SW 23rd St. Apts #3. Please call 352371-3473 leave message. 2-22-12-20-2 One Bedroom Apartment to Sub-Lease Williamsburg Village Apartments Furnished or UnFurnished Flexible Availability 2 blocks south of Shands Hospital 352-376-1253 ask for Val 1-31-12-5-3 3-bdrm, 3-bth, till July, $725/mnth, NO DEPOSIT, washer-n-dryer in unit, new carpet, Archer Rd and 34th St. Call Scott 352281-1057 2-2-12-5-3 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 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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 1-30-11-20-4 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

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ALLIGATORDistrict on 62nd: 1/1 in female 3/3 furn apt $407/mo, incl utils credit, cable, HS internet. Near Mall, UF & SFC, on bus rte. Move in 2/1/12 w/lease end 7/31/12. Some fees apply. Criminal background check, 352-514-2942 1-31-12-5-4 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 20 Acres-Live On Land NOW!! Only $99/mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Free Color Brochure. (800)755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com 1-27-1-5 Foreclosed Mobile Home with land ready to move in. Great value. Approx 1500 sq ft. 3 Br/2Ba. Serious offers only. No renters. Call (850)308-6473 1-27-1-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-25-12-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-25-12-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-25-12-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-25-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-12-72-6 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 Two brand new Sealy double sized, firm mattresses, bought from Sears, still in packag ing, never used. Each cost $500 new. Make offer for one or both call 352 337 6011. 1-31-12-5-10 EARN $1000-$3200 a month to drive our new cars with ads. www.PaidDriven.com. 1-27-1-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 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

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Double Dose of the PodcastCheck alligatorSports.org or iTunes this evening for two episodes of the podcast, featuring host Greg Luca. Well be talking Gators basketball as well as recruiting.alligatorSports.org Make sure to check the website during the weekend for coverage of mens and womens basketball, tennis, track and more. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer As the nations leader in 3-point shooting, Florida came into Ole Miss Tad Smith Coliseum knowing how to sustain a scorching pace from behind the arc through more than half a season. On Thursday night, the Rebels could only maintain theirs for half a game. Though Ole Miss led by as many as 16 points early in the panic as it entered its locker room down 38-28 at the break. just stayed the course, UF coach Billy Donovan said. The Rebels (13-7, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) ranked 339th nationally in 3-point shooting percentage before Thursday made just one of their six attempts from long range in the second half as the No. 14 Gators rallied for a 64-61 win. home record, Donovan challenged his team in the second half to win in four-minute segments, even if it was just by a point. What we talked about coming out of the half was, OK, its a 10-point game, we dont need to get 10-points back in two minutes, Donovan said. UF was able to claim each of those segments by holding the With just less than 12 minutes left, UF cut the lead to one. after three straight 3-pointers by junior guards Mike Rosario, who had eight points, and Kenny Boynton (12 points). I was really happy with our guys resiliency, their character and the way they kind of handled themselves on the road, Donovan said. Kenny Boynton stuck with it and knocked down some shots. While long-range shooting ultimately grabbed Florida the lead, it was junior center Patric Young who led a second-half surge inside. For the third straight game, the Gators sat the 6-foot-9 Young in favor of fellow sophomore Will Yeguete, a 6-foot-7 forward, in the starting lineup. Young has seen limited playing time since Floridas last road game at South Carolina on Jan. 14, but against Ole Miss, he was I was really proud of Patric Young, Donovan said. I thought he really took a step maturity-wise, keeping his composure and just kept playing and playing and playing. He was a force at the basket for us. The Gators also received a solid performance out of senior turnover night with nine assists of his own and 10 points. His Florida up 63-60, when he slipped on the court while trying to milk the clock by evading an Ole Miss foul. Having escaped Mississippi with its second road win, Flor ida will have to turn its attention to a quick home turnaround To be honest with you, Ohio State (and) Mississippi State, probably one-two of the most talented teams well have played so far this season, Donovan said. Theyre very gifted and theyre very talented.Gators rally from large first-half deficit to beat Ole Miss AP PhotoFlorida point guard Erving Walker scored 10 points and registered nine assists in Thursdays come-from-behind win LA CROSSE JOSH JURNOVOY Alligator Writer The Gators came into the 2012 Thursday night, they might have Graziano and Nora Barry made junior transfer attacker Gabi Wiegand in Floridas 17-2 win against the England Womens National Team on Thursday night at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. After UFs fourth leading scorer from the 2011 season, Janine Hillier, transferred to Stony Brook in December, Gators head coach Amanda OLeary was looking to her newcomers to replace the departed midOur freshmen came out and did a good job, OLeary said. Gabi did a great job scoring a lot of goals for us and has been a great addition to our program. Wiegand, who played at Richmond for two years prior to transfer ring to UF following the 2011 season, Her intensity was evident in the 21st minute when she scored an unWiegand wrapped around the left post and shot out while diving it 9-0. I wasnt thinking anything, Wiegand said. I was just thinking, Take the shot and hope for the best. OLeary said the biggest aspect of Wiegands game the staff has worked with her on is her aggressiveness, and the results showed Thursday night. She was very tentative in the beginning to go to goal, OLeary said. With that kind of talent, she doesnt need to be very tentative. She needs to go to goal as much as we can possibly get her to go to goal. Barry and Graziano were part of Floridas 2011 recruiting class that was ranked third in the country by Inside Lacrosse magazine. Graziano, a native of Mendham, goals, two of which were on free position shots. Despite her strong play, Graziano refused to take any credit and was effusive with praise for her teammates. I couldnt have done it all by myself, she said. Whether it was the defense or (goalkeepers Mikey Meagher and Cara Canington) making a huge save or my teammates effort. 2011 according to Inside Lacrosse, half. Floridas leading scorer from 2011, Kitty Cullen, assisted on one of game with a hat trick.Wiegand QuotableMy goal is a 4.1, so yall be looking out for it. You think Im playing. As soon as I run it, Im running out of the stadium.Former UF running back (on his expectations for the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine)

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15David Carr / Alligatorgiate career last season against Arkansas, registering a disappointing 9.275. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer Facing a top-ranked team like Arkansas may seem like a daunting task, but the Gators have a score to settle with the Razorbacks. When No. 8 Florida (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) hosts No. 1 Arkansas (6-0, 2-0 SEC), No. 24 Maryland (3-2) and Bridgeport (2-1) in a quad meet in the OConnell Center tonight at 7, it will look to avenge its only defeat of the 2011 regular season. In last years loss against Arkansas on Feb. 25, No. 1 Florida left Fayetteville, Ark., stunned after getting upset 196.70-196.10. Its in the back of our heads all of the time, sophomore Mackenzie Caquatto said. In that meet, UF and Arkansas were tied On balance beam, then-freshman Alaina Johnson and then-sophomore Ashane Dickerson reers and scored a 9.05 and 9.275, respectively. The Gators were forced to count a miss toward their team total. In the 2011 postseason, UF placed second (196.975) at the SEC Championships, surpassing fourth-place Arkansas (195.800). But the Razorbacks eventually edged out the Gators 196.55 to 196.425 at the NCAA North Central Regional. It was a very close meet, Dickerson said of last seasons regular-season matchup. But this year, Im just going to go for it all and not worry about last year. Junior Marissa King said last years regularseason loss doesnt linger with her, but shes not sure if it still does with any of her teammates. I think a loss is like a nice realization of where you are in a season, King said. A loss is expected, and that just happened to be our loss last season against that team. I dont think there was ever like a dent or a scar that came from it. The two SEC teams feature recent award winners. UFs Kytra Hunter earned SEC Freshman Gymnast of the Week honors on Tuesday, while Arkansas sophomore Katherine Grable was named SEC Gymnast of the Week. For the Razorbacks, Grable (39.492) and senior Jaime Pisani (39.367) have the secondand ninth-highest all-around averages in the country, respectively. Hunter (39.233) is 16th in the nation in that category, while King and Dickerson are tied for 20th with a 39.188 average. No. 8 Florida is not only focused on the challenge the top-ranked Razorbacks present, but also on adjusting to the swift, tournament-style pace of a quad meet. All four teams will compete one after another with no down time, similar to how the SEC Championships, NCAA Regionals and NCAA Championships are organized. Ive always referred to [a quad meet] as a three-ring circus, coach Rhonda Faehn said. Its really a great test for the athletes to be able to focus with a lot of things going on.Florida gymnastics looking to avenge only loss from last year KYLE EVERSAlligator Writer Florida is looking to regain some of the programs lost swagger this week. Coming off a successful meet at home on Sunday, the Gators womens track team will travel to College Station, Texas, to compete in the Texas A&M Challenge at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium on Friday and Saturday. The meet, which will feature six teams from the Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference, will be a test for a UF team looking to improve from last year. Coach Mike Holloway said the coaches had a meeting with some of the teams leaders to discuss motivation and pride in their program. We didnt have a very good year with the women last year, Holloway said. We are trying to get them back up there, in the upper echelon, where they belong. Five of the Gators opponents at this weeks meet, including an experienced and top-ranked Oregon squad, are listed in the Top 25 womens indoor rankings. Florida is not ranked. Holloway said the women believe they have the ability and talent to be a top-25-caliber team. Many members of the womens squad were high school All-Americans and competed on World Junior teams. The women have up-and-coming, young talent that will be competing this week, such as sophomore sprinter Dar shay Davis and freshman high jumper Taylor Burke. Both competed at the Burke won the high jump event with the fourth-highest jump in school history. Im really excited. thing Ive never been exposed to, Burke said. So I am excited to get there and just compete. Current standout veterans, hurdler Ugonna Ndu and throwers Keely Medeiros and Fidela James, will have to per form well in their events for the women to have a successful day. Holloway said the womens team is encouraged by the success of the No. 2 mens team. There is a focus, there is a determination, Holloway said. They dont want to let the men have all the fun.Gators women to face stiff testMENS TENNIS ELI MARGERAlligator Writer Team Indoor Championships, the Gators enter 2012 qualifying as the team to beat. One week after an impressive 6-1 victory at Baylor, No. 5 Florida will look to carry its momentum into the ITA Kick-Off weekend at Linder Stadium. The event serves as a qualifying event for the ITA Team Indoor Championships, which will be held at the University of Virginia from Feb. 17-20. Last year, the Gators defeated North Carolina State to earn a berth in the Indoor Championships in Seattle. Florida was eliminated year, the Gators are the hosts and the highestranked team. In many ways, this weekend will be a better indicator of the teams ability than last weeks match in Waco, Texas. This weekend is far more important to us than the Baylor match, coach Andy Jackson said. The main reason to play such a season is to get ready for the kick-off weekend. Floridas opponents this weekend, however, are no slouches either. The Gators will host No. 55 New Mexico on Saturday at 10 a.m., before No. 33 Miami and No. 41 Wake Forest square off later in the day. The winners of each match will meet on Sunday for a berth in the Indoor Championships. With all three teams in Gainesville ranked among the top 55 in the nation, Florida will be up against some tough competition. Three years ago, the Hurricanes defeated the Gators in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Gainesville. lot of seniors, Jackson said, And then, obviously, Miami is one of the few teams that have had some good success against us here at Florida. With last Sundays match serving as a good barometer of where the team stands, Jackson still feels the team has work to do. The Gators face a difincluding matches at No. 1 USC and No. 2 Virginia. While the slate of oppothat his team will improve. We have a huge amount of improvement that we have to do, but I love the senior leadership were getting from Nassim Slilam. And I love that sort of team chemistry and work ethic of our team, he said. Were going to take some losses, but weve got to get better as the season goes on. Thats what the schedule is designed to do, but it can crack you if you dont handle it the right way.UF to host qualifying matchesHolloway Jackson Hosting No. 1 Arkansas tonight A loss is expected, and that just happened to be our loss last season against that team. I dont think there was ever like a dent or a scar that came from it.Marissa KingUF junior

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JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer Failing to muscle up enough for a championship last seaAlthough the Gators led the nation in runs (508) and home against Arizona State in the Championship Series of the Womslugger, it will allow the rest of the lineup to focus on getting 16, ALLIGATOR Alligator File PhotoFlorida sophomore shortshop Cheyenne Coyle is one of the players the Gators will be relying on to architect a smallSOFTBALLGators taking small-ball approach after exodus of power hitters SMALL BALL IN 2011How UF compared to Missouri, a renowned small-ball team, and the rest of last years WCWS opponents. BA HPG OBP SB BB SacB HrPG RPG Florida .324 8.30 .432 1.48 322 32 1.80 7.36 Missouri .296 7.90 .385 1.73 218 109 1.06 5.76 Avg. of 6 .303 7.92 .393 1.49 214 44 1.00 5.63 other teams