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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 90 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Interim Director of UF School of Theatre and Dance dies after period of illnessPaul F. Favini died Sunday, pg. 4. Florida cruise sales not hurting after shipwreck in ItalyA local travel agency has actually seen an uptick, pg 9. THE CALL CAME IN AT 4:03 A.M. SUNDAY. TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer At 4:03 a.m. Sunday, just minutes before the madness started, one crash on Interstate 75 seemed almost ordinary. A silver Toyota heading south through the haze of smoke and fog slammed into the guardrail in the far-left lane. The driver of the car veered to the right, coming to a stop in the grass off the highway. Nothing too serious; all of the passengers were safe. One woman called 911 to report the crash and request a tow truck. They were about three miles south of the Archer Road exit, and the call was calm and routine. Three and a half minutes into the conversation, the Alachua prepared to hang up. Im going to have to let you go, the dispatcher said. We have a lot of lines ringing right now, but we do have help going out there with you, and Oh, s**t! the caller interrupted. Another crash. Oh my gosh. In the 911 call released by the noon, the dispatcher pressed the woman for more information. It was across the median in the northbound lane, said the woman, whose name was edited out of the tape. A truck was involved. Other than that, though, the woman couldnt give any more detail. She could barely see her hand in front of her face, she said. And on a morning when nature blindfolded drivers leaving 10 dead, 21 hospitalized and countless more lives forever changed the woman on the phone could only rely on sound to paint the tragedy. Her friend thought she heard a couple other crashes earlier. She wasnt sure, though. She knew she heard something. Then, just as the dispatcher tried to hang up, the group heard a sharp, loud ping. The crash was undeniable. The woman on the phone started talking to someone else in the area. Fifty-six seconds later, another sharp noise, like an aluminum baseball bat connecting. One minute, 24 seconds passed. The dispatcher asked how many people were injured. The woman cut her off: Uh-oh. Uh-oh. Another one. The dispatcher asked for details. The woman didnt know. The dispatcher asked if chemicals were involved. A loud pop. Another one, the woman told the dispatcher. Oh my goodness. This is bad. crash. The dispatcher asked another question. Fifteen seconds later, Gators guard Brad Beal took home his SEC-leading fourth Freshman of the Week honor on Monday. See story, page 14. 77 /50 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 SPORTS 14 of the crashes Sunday morning. 911 call gives chilling details of I-75 accidents KELSEY MEANY Alligator Contributing Writer Apple Inc. is integrating technological advancement into the world of education. The company introduced the launch of iBooks 2.0, an application available for iPhone and iPad only, on Jan. 19. According to Apples website, iBooks 2.0 is an entirely new kind of textbook thats dynamic, current, engrossing and truly interactive. The iPad version is a touch screen-friendly textbook featuring interactive diagrams, videos, multi-dimensional objects, photos and easy note-taking abilities. The launch also includes access to iBooks Author, a free app that would allow professors to create their own textbooks. Top publishers such as McGraw-Hill, have already added textbooks to the online store. John Sculley, former CEO of Apple and co-worker of the late Steve Jobs, said Apple has always had the intention of changing education through technological innovation. I understand that Steve saw the chance to reinvent the whole textbook market so that it would be less expensive and more accessible to more people, Sculley said. Apple is trying to make the iPad a standard for educaApple launches textbook appCITY ELECTIONS ADRIANNA PAIDAS Alligator Writer Today is not only election day for the Florida Republican Presidential Preference Primary, but it is also election day for two seats on the Gainesville City Commission. After long hours of sign-holding, hand-shaking and debating, residents will Gainesville City Commission at-large 1 and District 1 seats. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All registered voters can vote at their designated precinct, which can be found at www.votealachua.com under the My Voter Information Page, said Pam Carpenter, county supervisor of elections. The website also has a list of candidates. Voters should bring a valid photo I.D. with a signature, she said. Gator 1 Cards will be accepted. Only registered Republicans will have the primary on their ballots. Carpenter said she encourages everyone to go out and vote, especially because the city elections are bipartisan. We hear a lot of rumbling sometimes about how our government is working, she said. Voting is our way of giving direction, be it on the municipal, state or federal level. Mercedes Young, a 20-year-old telecommunication management senior, said voting in city elections is even more important than voting for the president. Polls open today until 7 p.m.Jobs SEE CRASH, PAGE 8 SEE IBOOKS, PAGE 8 Voting is our way of giving direction...Pam Carpentercounty supervisor of elections

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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 90 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTCLOUDY 78/51 CLOUDY 76/51 RAIN 78/55 RAIN 79/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/50 WHATS HHAPPENING?Gator Nonprofit Professionals meeting Today, 5 p.m. Matherly, Room 114 Gator Non-Profit Professionals will be hosting its first general body meeting of the semester. Come find out about local opportunities within the nonprofit sector, information about the different components that make up an NPO and classes you can take to get a nonprofit minor. UF & Roots of Hopes Cuba Conference Today, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Smathers Library, Room 1A The Cuba Conference will feature interaction with Cuban artists, a live telephone conversation with young Cubans on the island, and presentations and panel discussions with academics and other community leaders. Food will be served. Please register through the link www.tinyurl. com/ufcubaconference. Open house, potluck at Toastmasters meeting Today, 5:45 p.m. Entomology Building, Room 1031 Talking Gators Toastmasters Club hosts an open house with a potluck food table. Meet members and learn about Toastmasters, an international organization that provides a Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War traveling exhibition Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. Library West, third floor The exhibit opening will be followed by faculty presentations by Patricia HilliardNunn and Sharon Austin at 3 p.m. in Smathers Library, Room 1A. A Q-and-A session and a reception will follow. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. positive atmosphere to learn and practice public speaking and leadership skills, in a group setting. For details, go to talkinggators.freetoasthost.biz. The club is also on Facebook. Free salsa classes with the Gator Salsa Club Today, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reitz Union Colonnade Come and join the Gator Salsa Club to learn some salsa moves for free. The lessons will be held on the Reitz Colonnade every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. The club specializes in teaching On2 from 6-7 p.m., followed by Casino style from 7-8 p.m. No experience or partner is required. All levels of dancers are welcome. Free English classes Today and every Tuesday through May 29, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Millhopper Branch Library Practice your conversational skills. For more information, contact info@latinawomensleague.org.

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MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff Writer ALLIGATOR Meredith Rutland / AlligatorA tractor drives across a burned section of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park on Monday afternoon. The I-75 aA CCIDENT

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4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffRichard Williams, Kati Ricci and Joshua Degen eat at Flashbacks Cafe, a new grab-n-go coffee shop, juice bar and bakery located at 211 W University Ave., on Monday. KATHERINE HAHNAlligator Contributing Writer Paul F. Favini, interim director of the UF School of Theatre and Dance, died Sunday night after a period of illness. Favini, 51, was an associate professor of costume design and a UF faculty member since 2001. He was a skilled costume designer and administrator, said UF Public Affairs Director Janine Sikes. He shared the passion of theater with all who he knew and worked with here. On his personal website, Favini listed design experience from about 60 productions. As a freelance costume designer, he worked on productions such as The Marriage of Figaro, Romeo et Juliette and La Traviata. Favini had a profound impact on the School of Theatre and Dance, Dean Lucinda Lavelli said. He was a man of extraordinarily varied talents, she said. He understood the performer, and he understood the needs of the performer by way of technical theater. Associate professor Ralf Remshardt will serve as interim director in Favinis place until the appointment of a permanent director, Sikes said. The exact cause of death has not been made public, she said. Plans for a memorial service are beInterim director of School of Theatre and Dance died Sun.ON CAMPUS BRITTANY ANN MORRISEYAlligator Contributing WriterGo cure cancer. Go to Mars. Go make a YouTube video about your schools favorite phrases. Go Gators. Cameron Scooter Magruder posted his video Stuff Gator Fans Say to YouTube at about noon on Sunday. It already has more than 30,000 views. In the videos 3 minutes and 3 seconds, 23-year-old Magruder parodies UFs Go Gators commercial, takes some jabs at Florida State University, shouts at football referees The video follows the s**t people say trend of YouTube videos that feature stereotypical sayings of groups such as girlfriends, freshmen and parents. Magruder said he made the video to get more subscribers to his YouTube channel and to attract a wider audience. He saw an oppor tunity when he noticed no one had made a video about things Gator fans say, he said. He graduated from UF in Spring 2011 with a degree in telecommunication productions and started making videos in October 2011. Magruders video does not have any swear ing, unlike other s**t people say videos. He believes someone can be funny without being vulgar, and he said clean language also allows anyone to watch without being offended. His sister, 24-year-old Ph.D. candidate in civil engineering Jeremy Magruder, appeared in the video and helped with the camera work. One of the highlights of his videos, I think, is that theyre clean comedy, and thats something a lot of people cant do, you know, she said. Scooter Magruder said hes gotten only positive reactions from people about the video. Eighteen-year-old Lauren Salter, a prenursing freshman, laughed at the video on her laptop. She said she thinks the sayings in the video are accurate and that Gators fans do say them. Scooter said he learned video fundamenThe Chronicles of Sledd 350, in Sledd Hall, where he lived at the time. Since then, he has done videos such as Why People Hate Tim Tebow and How to React to a Bad Gift. Magruder estimated he gained about 200 subscribers as of press time from the new video. The Stuff Gator Fans Say video cur rently had about 400 likes and about 40 dislikes. All the people who dislike it go to Florida State, he said. Stuff Gator Fans Say hits YouTube with more than 30,000 views FLASHBACKS CAFE OPENED MONDAY. SARAH LOFTUSAlligator Contributing WriterJoel Andreasen walked into Flashbacks Cafe on Monday and ordered a 24 Carrot smoothie. His verdict: a on and apple. Flashbacks Cafe, a grab-n-go coffee shop, juice bar and bakery located at 211 W University Ave., opens its doors for business today. The cafe held a trial-run opening on Monday. The cafe will offer coffee drinks, juices, smoothies, shakes, baked goods, salads, bagels, sandwiches and wraps. There will be something for everyone, said owner Steve Nichtberger, 52. Flashbacks Cafe is a grab-n-go type of place, but it offers high-quality items, he said. your soul and free your mind, he said, or at least let you use our free WiFi. Starting Monday, the cafe will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday. The cafe will create an artistic atmosphere, said Adam Whistler, 35, the cafes general manager. The walls, painted in bright purple, orange and yellow, offer an eclectic selection of mugs. A set of shelves houses board games, including the 90s Game, The Game of Life and Friends Trivial Pursuit. The smoothies and juices are made with fruits and vegetables. Nothing else is added, Nichtberger said. Nichtberger is also the owner of Flashbacks Recycled Fashions, a Gainesville consignment shop that has been around since 1986. He said hes worked in the restaurant business for 10 years. He said the competition with other cafes downtown will help the city overall. It will give people more reason to go there, he said. We love what we do, but were no different than other cafes, Nichtberger said.Coffee shop, juice bar, bakery opens on West University Ave. FRANCIE WEINBERGAlligator Contributing WriterThe president of the Gainesville Tea Party said she would probably disagree with the Tennessee Tea Partys push to remove slavery from textbook references that make the Founding Fathers look bad. If theyre asking for an accurate rendition of what happened, then yes, Ill support what they have to do, but I do not support a whitewash, said Laurie Newsom, president of the Gainesville Tea Party. According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the Tennessee Tea Party wants to remove material from textbooks so no portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers. Steven Noll, a UF American history professor, said he believes calling for the removal of slavery from textbooks is disparaging, dismissing and disrespectful. Thats not history, its just lies, Noll said. Its just making the past what we want it to be as opposed to what it was. He said the tea party needs to spend some time reading the Constitution and other primary source documents in which the Founding Fathers condone slavery. When Thomas Jefferson said all men were created equal, he didnt necessarily mean it literally, Noll said. However, Noll said he believes the fact that the Founding Fathers were slaveholders huthan their portrayal as heroes, an approach students are taught to take from an early age. African-American studies, said slavery was a pivotal part of the American lifestyle, as was the nations ability to learn how to deal with African-Americans becoming a part of society in the years that followed emancipation. This includes the Jim Crow laws that spanned from 1876 to 1965. Newsom, though, doesnt see it as that big of a deal. You had the Jim Crow laws, but that was like a gnat on a boars butt, she said. Weve Tenn. group wants history alteredFavini Thats not history, its just lies.Steven NollUF American history professor All the people who dislike it go to Florida State.Cameron Scooter Magrudervideo creator

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffAnn and Doug Bonneville, 76 and 80, respectively, laugh during a Living with Hearing Loss class Monday at the United Way of North Central Florida. MONDAY WAS THE FIRST CLASS IN A FOUR-WEEK SERIES. JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterRhoda Chester, an 89-year-old hearing-impaired grandmother of nine, wants to understand her grandchildren again. My grandchildren talk so low that I cant hear them, Chester said before a lipreading class Monday. Youre lucky, joked Carolyn Caracausa, 68. Mine are loud. They and about 10 others became students again at a class at the United in a four-week series of lipreading classes. UFs Speech and Hearing Clinic and the Gainesville chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of Florida sponsor the free classes on Mondays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pat Kricos, a UF professor of audiology, has led the classes for 38 years. Older patients often get hearing aids without learning strategies to communicate or how to speak up when they need help, she said. The class helps people learn that they are not alone in coping with hear ing loss, Kricos said. Gaining the ability to lip-read is a combination of hearing any sounds possible, watching the speakers lips and using context clues, Kricos told the class. For an hour, the students practiced with Kricos, her student assistants and each other. They learned how to recognize what certain letters and words look like on a persons lips. For example, when someone says fan, his or her teeth come over the bottom lip. But for van, the movement is less pronounced. Not at all discouraged, the students choice worksheets, watching Kricos intently with glasses low on their noses and hearing aids tucked behind their ears. If we really get good at this, we can read what all the football coaches are saying, joked Lynn Rousseau, president of the Gainesvilles HLAA chapter. Kricos said the class will be fun and informative for her students. They need every little bit of help they can get, she said. If nothing yeah, they can learn how to lip-read.Lipreading class teaches participants to cope with hearing loss CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Contributing Writer voting limitations in a Florida election law before U.S. senators Friday afternoon. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., invited UF political science professor Daniel Smith to testify before the Judiciary Committee. Smith focused on several amendments, including the shortening of the early voting period from 14 days to eight. before election day, he said. Smith said registration conducted by nongovernment groups will be a more diffor violations such as turning in late registration forms. Kathy Kidder, 71, president of the League of Women Voters of Alachua County and Gainesville, said the statewide league is not registering voters because of these unreasonable requirements. Smith also said voters who move within Florida counties will still be able to make address changes at the polls on election day but will have to cast provisional ballots. The number of uncounted provisional ballots could increase among residents such as college students, he said. Kyle Burns, a 19-year-old political science sophomore, voted early for Tuesdays City of Gainesville election under the new law. I think that theres really no reason to pass it, because the whole idea of the bill was to prevent voting fraud, he said. But the instances of voting fraud, especially in Florida, are few and far-between.UF professor weighs in on voting limitations in US Judiciary CommitteePOLITIcsCSDurbin

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialTUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR Todays question: Are you going to vote today? Mondays question: Have you taken advantage of the new hours at the library? 45% YES 55% NO65 TOTAL VOTES Rat RaceAll presidential From the top two candidates in the Republican race, it appears that GOP voters are looking for a few key things. They want a candidate who supports increased military interventionism, an expansion of the surveillance state, social conservative values and an individual health care mandate. So why arent GOP voters supporting President Barack Obama? During his presidency, Obama has supported policies that would not set him much further apart from the current top two GOP contenders. Although he spoke out against the Patriot Act and Guantanamo Bay during his campaign in 2008, he ended up signing an extension of the former and has hardly taken any steps to close the latter. The Department of Homeland Security has only become more to extreme levels with body scanners and grandma groping. The president also recently signed the National Defense Authorization Act, a bill some opponents argue will give the govzens. And Obama has not decreased the involvement of the U.S. in Iraq, the president increased the number of troops in Afghanistan, intervened in Libya and has been performing drone operations elsewhere in the Middle East. Does it sound like Obama should be running for the Republican nomination, too? It gets worse. Obama has always been against gay marriage, and usually have worked to end Dont Ask, Dont Tell, that only affects a small percentage of the LGBT community. Meanwhile, the rest of the community is left without a voice if the contest is between Obama and Romney or Obama and Gingrich. And if Republican voters are looking for a candidate who opthat quality in Obama, Gingrich or Romney. to pass a health care overhaul including an individual mandate, like the one in Obamas health care reform bill. And according to a new report from The Atlantic, it appears as though Gingrich expressed support for an individual mandate as recently as 2009. Both Gingrich and Romney say they do not support this sort of government intervention on a national level, but if these candidates are willing to go against free-market principles in the past, what makes anyone think they will not do it again on another issue? So, really, when looking at the three top candidates for the presidency, whats the difference? Macho Hollywood spawns dozens of blockbuster the following: million-dollar budgets, violence and loose women with cleavage, cleavage and more cleavage. Miss Representation, which was shown last week at the Reitz Union, is the refreshing exception. This must-see documentary unveils the medias vendetta against all things female, from advertising to the government, and the increasing sexualization and dehumanization of women. more powerful, positive agendas: Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Geena Davis, Rosario Dawson and Rachel Maddow, to name a few. These women speak of personal experiences of degradation and persuasion to change their appearance to the medias liking. well-rounded and bipartisan approach to showing viewers how women are being disrespected on a day-to-day basis and what the implications are on society as a whole. The war of female appearance over accomplishments has come to its peak with the dawn of this media-saturated age. girls at an impressionable young age are exposed to a mistakat the top of industries and government than should be acceptable. Rising rates of depression and physical abuse are becomable. Only 17 percent of Congress is female, and the majority of handful of women on the board of members. The inequality in the corporate world cannot be ignored. of pointing out that women are being held to a higher standard ments shown in the documentary, women in power were constantly answer questions that would never be directed toward men. One of the more resounding highlights the video points out is that we, as women, are our own worst critics. As women, we strive to mold ourselves into the picture-perfect woman, and we criticize other women who deviate from the norm or who choose to pursue goals that do not involve being on the cover of a tabloid. Miss Representation made me aware that female degradation is a double-edged sword: Society teaches men at a young age to be masculine and to crave power and prestige. These shallow expectations are molding men into emotionless people who are taught from video games and action made documentary, it is disappointing that last weeks viewto be shown in the UF cinema. that advocate better media portrayals of women. Change is possible, but realizing that women are being bombarded accepting world. Colleen Wright is a journalism freshman at UF. Her column appears on Tuesdays. Colleen Wrightopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 We readily scorn humanitarian crises in hindsight, but we have a persist in the present. Like the ostrich that When these crises become clear, we are quick to pass judgment on those involved stances. It takes compassion to view these held accountable. On Dec. 25, SEAL Team 6 parachuted into a Somali village, stormed a compound, dead. But while we celebrate our victory Since a civil war erupted in 1991, Somadiplomacy. Without a navy to guard its waters or the Somali coast. Starving Somalis watch as toxic waste washes onto their shores, illegalcrippled country. All the while, they endure the worst drought in 60 years. Ten million children have died within three months. men and pirates. Like brokers on Wall Street, these toward the highly concentrated wealth within their society. In both cases, this wealth brokers are betting on Ferraris. important to shed our apathy, to openly and actively acknowledge the crisis. Black Hawks and blame are loose bandages derstand the causes and consequences we must develop a global consciousness. And while there are wounds within our own country, we seem apathetic to them as well. President Obama appoints a Citigroup starve in America and Gingrich wants to untouched and our time un-volunteered. In our own country and abroad, little support dare they touch our Internet, and at last we raise our voices. Dyllan Furness is a philosophy and English junior at UF. His column appears on Tuesdays.Americans need to acknowledge humanitarian crisesColumn Dyllan Furnessopinions@alligator.org M win in the South Carolina primary last Saturday to his attacks on the liberal media during his reGingrich knows despicable behavior. strained. The candidates, more or less, all agree on the news outlets have a bias against conservatism and are actively engaged in trying to make liberals look good and conservatives look bad. This is simply not true. Journalists are taught to remain ing that publications such as The New York Times or The Washington Post have liberal leanings, they contain their political statements to the editorial page, just like conservative publications such as The Wall Street Journal do. media conglomerate run by wealthy, conservative CEOs. Conservatives generally point out that the mainstream News. has to remain objective. While the economy is in bad shape, the media cannot lob all their criticism at President Williams over comments Gingrich made about blacks comes at the same time his attacks on the media have increased. Conservative voters are buying into this liberalbias-in-the-media myth. ing only conservative news outlets. That is entirely their choice. My problem is that this liberal-media bashing is A recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University showed watch no television news. Fox News viewers are subthem not to consult other news sources. The New York Times and The Washington Post may be considered libPeople should seek knowledge as much as possible. want our country to start heading in the right direction, leaders who will solve our problems. problematic. Joseph Misulonas is a columnist for the Daily Northwestern and Northwestern University. Republicans should drop biased liberal media mythUWireJoseph MisulonasUWire

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more screaming. Sixteen vehicles have now been involved, the woman told the dispatcher. Fifteen more seconds. The woman said a car was approaching: Hes coming too fast. Here comes another one. Then, a smack. sifted through the sightless, according to an incimeated the air. Another man said his wife was in the back of his SUV and couldnt wake up. breathing but unconscious. A pickup truck was on top of a car. All the while, the woman on the phone tried to remain steady. The dispatcher promised help was on the way. The dispatcher told her to encourage those wounded to sit comfortably. You are doing an amazing job, the dispatcher said. The woman was calm until the end of the call, around 4:05 a.m. Her voice wavered, and she whispered one wish, barely audible over her breath. Slow down, she said. Slow down. Slow down. 8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012AROUND GA AINESVILLE MATT BOLESAlligator Contributing WriterFloridians were left emptyhanded last week when Taco Bell launched its breakfast menu in the West. Taco Bell introduced its breakfast menu Thursday to 750 restaurants in 10 states, including Alaska, California and Arizona. The First Meal menu consists of 11 items, ranging from breakfast burritos and wraps to hash browns and Cinnabon pastries, according to a news release. The restaurants in the eastern part of the U.S. will offer breakfast in 2013, the release stated. Michelle Navar, 20-year-old chemical engineering sophomore, said she is interested in the new menu. I would buy it, Navar said. Its seems like they are trying to close the gap between themselves and other places like McDonalds. Taco Bell joins other fast-food restaurants, such as Subway, Burger King and Wendys, that offer breakfast. Matt Rubin, a 20-year-old telecommunication junior, said he likes the idea of the new items. It gives them another option to make money during that time, he said. Taco Bell started breakfast in western states where breakfast burritos are more common, according to a news release. Taco Bell teamed up with Johnsonville, Cinnabon, Tropicana and Seattles Best Coffee to create a breakfast menu. I know its coming, said Simone Bailey, manager of the Taco Bell on West University Avenue. Bailey said the majority of people who eat at her restaurant are college students, and she expects more customers to come in during breakfast hours once the menu comes to Florida.Taco Bell not bringing its breakfast menu to Florida yetHaley Stracher / AAlligator StaffAlex Cardelle, a 22-year-old political science and economics senior, eats lunch at Taco Bell. Taco Bells new breakfast menu is not yet available in Florida. PROGRAM TO REACH 20 SCHOOLS. KATHERINE HAHNAlligator Contributing WriterFirst-grade teacher Virginia Joey Traynor spends two to three hours each weeknight and most of her weekends studying how to bring the most effective teaching methods to her classroom. Shes into her second semester of teaching and has written about 30 pages on Traynor is part of the $6 million Investing in Innovation, or i3, grant program. The new program started in the fall and expands UFs preexisting Florida Master Teacher Initiative into 20 high-poverty schools in Miami-Dade County. The Florida Master Teacher Initiative trains teachers to improve their practice. It involves about 1,000 teachers in Collier, Duval, MiamiDade and Pinellas counties and will be expanded through the i3 program. teachers and 30,000 pre-K through third-grade students. In 2010, the Florida Master Teacher Initiative beat 1,700 other teacher development programs to join about 50 winners, chosen by the U.S. Department of Education, to receive the i3 $5 million grant. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation also gave $1 million. Teachers enroll in online courses, conduct classroom research projects and work with UF professors-in-residence. Traynor is taking Culturally Responsive Classroom Management, her second course since the i3 programs launch in fall. She meets regularly with professor Raquel Diaz. Its very intensive, Traynor said. The teachers work full-time in addition to participating in the program. Traynor faces challenges such as a lack of family support for students and a lack of technological resources as a teacher at a highpoverty school. For the rest of this story, visit alligator.org.UF program given grant to improve teaching in high-poverty schoolsPemberton CRAASH, from page 1Gov. Scott orders investigation of FHPProfessors can create their own textbooks tion. He said Apple is working on ways for teachers to use the electronic textbooks in their curricula and is constantly thinking of ways educators can use tablet computers. Ed Kellerman, a senior lecturer at UFs William and Grace Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication, said he uses video and photo examples in many of his lectures. We wont have much of a choice as to whether or not to use this technology in the coming years, Kellerman said. time teaching his Introduction to Communication Studies class completely online and essentially paper-free. He wrote the textbook for his introductory course and said he would consider using the iBooks Author program if it were to become popular. If a complete switch to Apples interactive textbooks were to occur, textbook retailers could experience some loss of business. Apple offers textbooks at a fraction of the price, according to the companys website. Doby Gray, textbook manager at Gator Textbooks Inc. in Gainesville, said he has heard of the new Apple textbook program but does not think it will end the bookstore business in the near future. However, he said he believes it is important to stay aware. We are threatened a little bit. Its like the horse and buggy syndrome, he said. When the horse and buggy met the automobile, they thought it was temporary. Those are the ones that got left behind. IBOOKS, from page 1 It gives them another option to make money during that time.Matt RubinUF junior RICK SCOTT ORDERS INVESTIGA A TION Gov. Rick Scott on Monday ordered the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the Florida Highway Patrols decision to open Interstate 75 prior to the deadly series of crashes Sunday morning. After a crash at 11:55 p.m. Saturday, FHP shut down all lanes of the highway. An FHP supervisor, whose name was not released, ordered the highway be reopened at 3:26 a.m., according to a statement by FHP spokesman Lt. Patrick Riordan. dispatchers started receiving calls reporting crashes. -We believe our troopers did their due diligence to keep our highways safe while working alongside our safety partners, Riordan said.Sculley

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 ON CAMPUS ALLI LANGLEYAlligator Writer Few students using Android application to call SNAP BRITTANY BORSANYIAlligator Contributing Writer For the rest of the story, visit alligator.org.Florida cruise bookings not down despite shipwreck in ItalyGainesville agency seeing spike in business Its one of those things that you have to time right.Sarah ParkerUF freshman

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. 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 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalkapt.com 352-337-9098 4-25-72-1 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 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-25-12-72-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood flrs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-25-12-72-2 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 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 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 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 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 KEY~SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 999~1001 SW 16th Ave. Close to UF, Shands & Vet School 2bed/1bath Sun Key units starting at $550 2bed/1.5bath Sun Harbor Townhouse starting at $575 Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041 / 352.376.6720 4-25-11-80-2 SUN BAY APARTMENTS 708 SW 16th Ave. 2BR/1BA close to UF, Shands, Vet School Units starting at $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 2-3-12-19-2 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 2-29-12-35-2 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 2-3-12-19-2 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 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 372-3783 2-15-12-20-2 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 2-3-12-14-2 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publication days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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ALLIGATOR 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 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 1bed1bath, 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 Trends Student House of the Month! 2710 NW 2nd Ave Huge 2/2 with a Den and Fireplace! Walking Distance to Law School Biking Distance to UF Text Trend to 313131 for More Details Trend4Rent.com 2-24-20-2 House for rent Large home 4BR/3BA. No carpet. Includes range, refrig, W/D, central air & heat. 1 block from Newberry & Royal Plaza shops. $1200/mo 407-363-7198 or cell 407-234-1380 2-3-12-5-2 SUN KEY~SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 999~1001 SW 16th Ave. 1BR/1BA close to UF, Shands & Vet School Sun Key units starting at $475 Sun Harbor Townhouses $525 Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041 / 352.376.6720 4-25-12-58-2 SUN BAY APARTMENTS 708 SW 16th Ave. 1bed/1bath close to UF, Shands, Vet School Units starting at $475!! Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.6720 / 352.376.7041 4-25-12-58-2 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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 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 2-6-11-25-4 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 District 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 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 4-25-72-5CONDO FOR SALE SPARROW3BR/2.5BA, 2-story. Approximately 1700 sq. ft., completely renovated. $65,000. Please call Drew 316-4465 2-10-12-20-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-25-12-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-25-12-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-25-12-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-25-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-12-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig. Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR CELL PHONES! REGARDLESS OF AGE OR CONDITION EVEN IF BROKEN! TECHMODO 6450 SW ARCHER RD 352-872-5881. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! 1-31-15-8 In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-12-72-10 Uf Surplus Equipment Auctions are underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-25-12-72-10 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 packaging, never used. Each cost $500 new. Make offer for one or both call 352 337 6011. 1-31-12-5-10 Over the Harvest Moon Find all your Wiccan/Pagan supplies www.overtheharvestmoon.com 1-31-121-10

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12, ALLIGATOR 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 2-3-11-86-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES All vehicles $0 down! No credit check!!!! Cash vehicles $999 and up! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! Over 150 vehicles in stock! Cars, Trucks, SUVs, & Vans! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 92 Eagle Talon $999 94 Ford Taurus $999 94 Toyota Camry $1500 98 Oldsmobile Intregue $1500 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 01 Nissan Altima $6999 04 Nissan Sentra $6999 02 Toyota Camry $6999 04 Chevy Astro $6999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 98 Dodge Ram $3999 95 Chevy Blazer $3999 02 Chevy Blazer $4999 99 Dodge Durango $6999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 Sunrise Auto Sales Bring W2 and drive home today! 30 Day Warranty! No Credit Check! 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES No credit check! Cars, Trucks, SUVs & Vans 30 Day Warranty 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 04 Honda Accord $7999 04 Chevy Impala $7999 02 Honda Odyssey $7999 01 Toyota Solara $7999 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 05 Dodge Durango $9999 05 Ford F150 $10,999 06 Saturn Ion $11,999 07 Ford Mustang $12,999 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 01 Dodge Neon $1999 00 Hyundai Elantra $1999 02 Kia Spectra $2999 01 Olds Alero $3999 352-338-1999 4-25-65-12 94 Cadillac SLS $1999 99 Acura Integra $3999 099 Buick Century $3999 95 Chevy Camero $2500 352-338-1999 4-25-65-12 97 Ford Explorer $1999 97 Landrover Discovery $2999 98 Chevy Venture $2999 98 Chevy Astro $3999 352-338-1999 4-25-65-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-25-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-25-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. 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. 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ALLIGATOR Equipment Recovery Technicians Needed We are currently seeking equipment recovery techs who can work evenings and Saturdays living within 30 mile radius of Gainesville or Ocala. Candidates must have reliable transportation, cell phone and a computer with internet access. Needs to be able to pass background check, drug screen and have a valid drivers license and insurance. For more information please contact Jay Erickson at jay@universalcollectionsystems.com. 2-15-14 Warehouse Runners Needed! Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Apply M-F 8 AM 4 PM Concessions Ofc @ Gate 18 5 Part-Time positions available 2-3-6-14 F/T legal admin assistant for busy law firm. Excellent writing, problem solving and people skills. Organized and dependable. Spanish speaking a plus. Pay DOE. Call (352) 3714000. 2-9-12-10-14 Office asst. needed Mon. & Sat. 10/hr.Apply @ Eyecare Express 39th ave & 13th st. 2-2-12-5-14 PT K9 camp counselor. 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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG The Gators' women's lacrosse checked in at No. 3 in the Inside Lacrosse/deBeer Media Preseason Top 25, behind No. 1 Northwestern and No. 2 Maryland. SEC coaches pick Gators to winFlorida's softball team has been picked to win the Southeastern Conference, according to a vote of the league's coaches that was released Monday. UF is ranked No. 2 in the NFCA Preseason Top 25. JOE MORGANAlligator Staff WriterCoach Amanda Butler admits that the Gators lack focus at the free-throw line right now. However, a concrete solution to Floridas current slump has eluded the sixyear coaching veteran and former UF guard. Im not sure, its kind of an individual thing, she said. If theres a way to coach them better from the free-throw line, then Ill cer Until the shots start falling again, the Gators only option for improvement has been repetition in practice. preparation for Arkansas last week, multiple players were putting up shots from the free-throw line. Butler has even had UF do some work outside of team activities, encouraging her players to practice foul shots on their own. Were getting in the gym, and were shooting, sophomore guard Jaterra Bonds said. Its all mental. When you get up there, its nobodys fault but yours if you miss it, so its a mental thing. In its last two contests against No. 6 Kentucky and Arkansas, Florida shot just 45 percent from the freethrow line 21.5 percent off its mark before those games. After losses to the Wildcats and the Razorbacks, the Gators now have seven defeats by six points or fewer, magnifying the free-throw problem. Part of the struggles may stem from the fact that UFs last two games have been away from home. Even though the team is in the midst of a threegame road trip its longest of the season Butler expects the shots to fall the same way. Youve just got to be able to step up and be mentally tough and hit [free throws], especially in big moments, but really, the whole ball game, Butler said. Florida has two days to try and get back on track from the charity stripe before playing LSU on the road Thursday night in Baton Rouge, La. Free throws played a siga 62-58 win on Jan. 15 in the OConnell Center. Gators junior T.J. Vogel leads by one stroke after two rounds of the Sea Best Invitational at the PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. See story online at alligatorSports.org. HE LEADS SEC WITH FOUR FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK AWARDS. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff WriterFlorida coach Billy Donovan isnt worried about Brad Beal getting tired any time soon at least in his legs. As the lone freshman in Floridas starting lineup, Beal is leading the Gators in steals, free-throw attempts and defensive rebounds all while scoring 14.1 points per game. While Donovan has said that too much is expected of Beal at times, the 6-foot-3 guard hasnt seen his playing time decrease six games into UFs Southeastern Conference schedule. Beal leads Florida with 33.5 minutes played per game, which is also the fourth most in the league. Rest hasnt really been a concern with Brad, Donovan said. I think the biggest thing that happens to those guys more than anything else is that they get mentally fatigued, and I have yet to see that mental fatigue on him, or the physical fatigue. say that couldnt happen a couple weeks from now. I feel pretty good with where hes at right now. On Monday, Beal was named the SEC Freshman of the Week for a league-high fourth time after scor ing a combined 28 points in a pair of Florida victories against Ole Miss and Mississippi State. The only other SEC player who has won the award more than once is Kentucky center Anthony Davis, a three-time freshman of the week who ranks 17th in minutes played. While Florida is set to face three conference teams, including the Wildcats, in six days starting Thursday, Beal said the Gators have been able to ready themselves for the grueling stretch with tough practices. It was very physical at Ole Miss theyre probably the most physical team weve faced, Beal said. Mississippi State has a bunch of big guys inside that are really physical, too. We just try to prepare ourselves we battle each other in practice all of the time so its really our preparation for the games. Pitchford injured: While minutes have been easy for one Florida freshman to come by recently, any Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff UF freshman Brad Beal leads the team in steals (27), free-throw attempts (88), defensive rebounds (102) and minutes (33.5 per game). WOMENS BASKETBALLGators' Beal making most of minutes Butler, UF scrambling to solve close lossesEND OF GREGULATIONWith about eight minutes left and Florida nursing a four-point lead, Erving Walker drives the lane. As he leaves his feet, Gators fans collectively inhale. After three seasons watching Walker at the point, theyre prepared to let out the frustrated groan that has accompanied so many of his turnovers. What would it be this time? Would he land for a travel? Force up a wild layup that has no hope of cutting through the trees? Dump it off out of bounds? On Saturday against Mississippi State, it was none of the above. Walker found Brad Beal sliding away from his man and into the weak-side corner, getting him the rock for an easy catch-and-shoot three. plays have become commonplace. Floridas turnover numbers have been slashed drastically during its current winning steak, and the Gators ability to keep that number low will be as critical as any factor in determining the teams fate. the NCAA average of 20.7. But, in the games UF has lost, a barrage of turnovers has led to a breakdown of the usually unstoppable offensive machine. The four blemishes on Floridas record were its four worst turnover percentage games of the year, ranging from 15 Cutting out turnovers critical to Florida's recent success Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca seeSEE HOOPS, pagePAGE 16see SEE W-HOOPS, pagePAGE 16see SEE GREG, pagePAGE 16Bonds

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chances backup forward Walter Pitchford had at seeing playing time this week were derailed when he sprained his right wrist in a scooter crash Monday. According to a school report, the accident occurred just north of the intersection of University Avenue and 13th Street when Pitchford, a freshman, rolled his scooter while trying to avoid hitting a vehicle in front of him. The 6-foot-10, 221-pound Pitchford also suffered a bad scrape to his arm and is expected to miss 10 days to two weeks with his injuries. He has played a total of 15 minutes and scored four points in eight games this season. Rankings update: Following a pair of wins against Ole Miss and Mississippi State, Florida (17-4, 5-1 SEC) moved up two spots to No. 12 in the Associated Press poll this week and made a dramatic 21-spot jump in the NCAAs RPI standings. Floridas RPI is 15th in the nation after besting two top40 teams in the Rebels and Bulldogs. The Gators own the SECs second-highest RPI behind the Wildcats, in the standings. No. 1 Kentucky (21-1, 7-0 SEC) maintained its top spot in the AP poll for the second straight week, while Mississippi State (17-5, 4-3 SEC) slid down four spots to No. 22. Vanderbilt (16-5, 5-1 SEC) entime since Dec. 18 at No. 25. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. Making 9 of 13 foul shots all in the second half Florida was able to hold off a late LSU rally in Southeastern Conference play this season. On the verge of elimination from regular-season SEC title contention, the Gators would welcome another 69.2 percent clip against the Tigers to help escape their recent rut. According to Butler, Florida returning to its early-season form is a We really have, I dont think, a Whatever happens is usually contagious, especially at the freethrow line. If one persons hitting, it makes it a little bit easier for the Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 David Carr / Alligator UF looking to bounce back against LSU W-HOOPS, from page 14 HOOPS, from page 14Pitchford injured in scooter accidentgiveaways against Tennessee up to 20 against Syracuse. Overall, Florida has averaged 17.3 turnovers in those losses. en the ball away just 7.8 times per game, three lower than their season average and nearly 10 Coach Billy Donovan said the recent surge is a result of the team making better decisions and learning how to utilize each other, things Now, the results are starting to show. half, Beal used a Patric Young screen and then found the big man rolling to the basket withway for an easy two-handed slam. games, a stark contrast from his early-season struggles. After averaging 2.6 giveaways per more turnovers and, not coincidentally, Florida has lost four of them. To some extent, the same is true for Flor idas other two primary guards, Walker and Kenny Boynton. Walker has eight games with three or more turnovers this season, and Florida has lost four of them. Boynton has four games with three or more turnovers, and UF has lost three of them. While turnovers are obviously critical in and of themselves, they have also affected other areas of UFs game. To take stat-nerdiness to the next level, the correlation between turnovers and shooting percentage for UF is minus-.47. That means that as UFs turnover count has gone up, theres been a moderate relationship to shooting percentage going down. This makes sense, given that turnovers many talented shooters out of their rhythm. With so many weapons, all Florida needs to do is keep limiting giveaways to have a shot at a deep tournament run. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. GREG, from page 14 If theres a way to coach them better from the freethrow line, then Ill certainly Amanda ButlerUF coachPitchford



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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 90 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Interim Director of UF School of Theatre and Dance dies after period of illnessPaul F. Favini died Sunday, pg. 4. Florida cruise sales not hurting after shipwreck in ItalyA local travel agency has actually seen an uptick, pg 9. THE CALL CAME IN AT 4:03 A.M. SUNDAY. TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer At 4:03 a.m. Sunday, just minutes before the madness started, one crash on Interstate 75 seemed almost ordinary. A silver Toyota heading south through the haze of smoke and fog slammed into the guardrail in the far-left lane. The driver of the car veered to the right, coming to a stop in the grass off the highway. Nothing too serious; all of the passengers were safe. One woman called 911 to report the crash and request a tow truck. They were about three miles south of the Archer Road exit, and the call was calm and routine. Three and a half minutes into the conversation, the Alachua prepared to hang up. Im going to have to let you go, the dispatcher said. We have a lot of lines ringing right now, but we do have help going out there with you, and Oh, s**t! the caller interrupted. Another crash. Oh my gosh. In the 911 call released by the noon, the dispatcher pressed the woman for more information. It was across the median in the northbound lane, said the woman, whose name was edited out of the tape. A truck was involved. Other than that, though, the woman couldnt give any more detail. She could barely see her hand in front of her face, she said. And on a morning when nature blindfolded drivers leaving 10 dead, 21 hospitalized and countless more lives forever changed the woman on the phone could only rely on sound to paint the tragedy. Her friend thought she heard a couple other crashes earlier. She wasnt sure, though. She knew she heard something. Then, just as the dispatcher tried to hang up, the group heard a sharp, loud ping. The crash was undeniable. The woman on the phone started talking to someone else in the area. Fifty-six seconds later, another sharp noise, like an aluminum baseball bat connecting. One minute, 24 seconds passed. The dispatcher asked how many people were injured. The woman cut her off: Uh-oh. Uh-oh. Another one. The dispatcher asked for details. The woman didnt know. The dispatcher asked if chemicals were involved. A loud pop. Another one, the woman told the dispatcher. Oh my goodness. This is bad. crash. The dispatcher asked another question. Fifteen seconds later, Gators guard Brad Beal took home his SEC-leading fourth Freshman of the Week honor on Monday. See story, page 14. 77 /50 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 SPORTS 14 of the crashes Sunday morning. 911 call gives chilling details of I-75 accidents KELSEY MEANY Alligator Contributing Writer Apple Inc. is integrating technological advancement into the world of education. The company introduced the launch of iBooks 2.0, an application available for iPhone and iPad only, on Jan. 19. According to Apples website, iBooks 2.0 is an entirely new kind of textbook thats dynamic, current, engrossing and truly interactive. The iPad version is a touch screen-friendly textbook featuring interactive diagrams, videos, multi-dimensional objects, photos and easy note-taking abilities. The launch also includes access to iBooks Author, a free app that would allow professors to create their own textbooks. Top publishers such as McGraw-Hill, have already added textbooks to the online store. John Sculley, former CEO of Apple and co-worker of the late Steve Jobs, said Apple has always had the intention of changing education through technological innovation. I understand that Steve saw the chance to reinvent the whole textbook market so that it would be less expensive and more accessible to more people, Sculley said. Apple is trying to make the iPad a standard for educaApple launches textbook appCITY ELECTIONS ADRIANNA PAIDAS Alligator Writer Today is not only election day for the Florida Republican Presidential Preference Primary, but it is also election day for two seats on the Gainesville City Commission. After long hours of sign-holding, hand-shaking and debating, residents will Gainesville City Commission at-large 1 and District 1 seats. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All registered voters can vote at their designated precinct, which can be found at www.votealachua.com under the My Voter Information Page, said Pam Carpenter, county supervisor of elections. The website also has a list of candidates. Voters should bring a valid photo I.D. with a signature, she said. Gator 1 Cards will be accepted. Only registered Republicans will have the primary on their ballots. Carpenter said she encourages everyone to go out and vote, especially because the city elections are bipartisan. We hear a lot of rumbling sometimes about how our government is working, she said. Voting is our way of giving direction, be it on the municipal, state or federal level. Mercedes Young, a 20-year-old telecommunication management senior, said voting in city elections is even more important than voting for the president. Polls open today until 7 p.m.Jobs SEE CRASH, PAGE 8 SEE IBOOKS, PAGE 8 Voting is our way of giving direction...Pam Carpentercounty supervisor of elections

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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 90 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTCLOUDY 78/51 CLOUDY 76/51 RAIN 78/55 RAIN 79/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/50 WHATS HAPPENING?Gator Nonprofit Professionals meeting Today, 5 p.m. Matherly, Room 114 Gator Non-Profit Professionals will be hosting its first general body meeting of the semes ter. Come find out about local opportunities within the nonprofit sector, information about the different compo nents that make up an NPO and classes you can take to get a nonprofit minor. UF & Roots of Hopes Cuba Conference Today, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Smathers Library, Room 1A The Cuba Conference will feature interaction with Cuban artists, a live telephone conversation with young Cubans on the island, and presentations and panel discussions with academics and other community leaders. Food will be served. Please register through the link www.tinyurl. com/ufcubaconference. Open house, potluck at Toastmasters meeting Today, 5:45 p.m. Entomology Building, Room 1031 Talking Gators Toastmasters Club hosts an open house with a potluck food table. Meet members and learn about Toastmasters, an international organization that provides a Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War traveling exhibition Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. Library West, third floor The exhibit opening will be followed by faculty presentations by Patricia HilliardNunn and Sharon Austin at 3 p.m. in Smathers Library, Room 1A. A Q-and-A session and a reception will follow. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. positive atmosphere to learn and practice public speaking and leadership skills, in a group setting. For details, go to talkinggators.freetoasthost.biz. The club is also on Facebook. Free salsa classes with the Gator Salsa Club Today, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reitz Union Colonnade Come and join the Gator Salsa Club to learn some salsa moves for free. The lessons will be held on the Reitz Colonnade every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. The club specializes in teaching On2 from 6-7 p.m., followed by Casino style from 7-8 p.m. No experience or partner is required. All levels of dancers are welcome. Free English classes Today and every Tuesday through May 29, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Millhopper Branch Library Practice your conversational skills. For more information, contact info@latinawomensleague.org.

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MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff Writer ALLIGATOR Meredith Rutland / AlligatorA tractor drives across a burned section of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park on Monday afternoon. The I-75 A CCIDENT

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4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffRichard Williams, Kati Ricci and Joshua Degen eat at Flashbacks Cafe, a new grab-n-go coffee shop, juice bar and bakery located at 211 W University Ave., on Monday. KATHERINE HAHNAlligator Contributing Writer Paul F. Favini, interim director of the UF School of Theatre and Dance, died Sunday night after a period of illness. Favini, 51, was an associate professor of costume design and a UF faculty member since 2001. He was a skilled costume designer and administrator, said UF Public Affairs Director Janine Sikes. He shared the passion of theater with all who he knew and worked with here. On his personal website, Favini listed design experience from about 60 productions. As a freelance costume designer, he worked on productions such as The Marriage of Figaro, Romeo et Juliette and La Traviata. Favini had a profound impact on the School of Theatre and Dance, Dean Lucinda Lavelli said. He was a man of extraordinarily varied talents, she said. He under stood the performer, and he under stood the needs of the performer by way of technical theater. Associate professor Ralf Remshardt will serve as interim director in Favinis place until the appointment of a per manent director, Sikes said. The exact cause of death has not been made public, she said. Plans for a memorial service are beInterim director of School of Theatre and Dance died Sun.ON CAMPUS BRITTANY ANN MORRISEYAlligator Contributing WriterGo cure cancer. Go to Mars. Go make a YouTube video about your schools favorite phrases. Go Gators. Cameron Scooter Magruder posted his video Stuff Gator Fans Say to YouTube at about noon on Sunday. It already has more than 30,000 views. In the videos 3 minutes and 3 seconds, 23-year-old Magruder parodies UFs Go Gators commercial, takes some jabs at Florida State University, shouts at football referees The video follows the s**t people say trend of YouTube videos that feature stereotypical sayings of groups such as girlfriends, freshmen and parents. Magruder said he made the video to get more subscribers to his YouTube channel and to attract a wider audience. He saw an oppor tunity when he noticed no one had made a video about things Gator fans say, he said. He graduated from UF in Spring 2011 with a degree in telecommunication productions and started making videos in October 2011. Magruders video does not have any swear ing, unlike other s**t people say videos. He believes someone can be funny without being vulgar, and he said clean language also allows anyone to watch without being offended. His sister, 24-year-old Ph.D. candidate in civil engineering Jeremy Magruder, appeared in the video and helped with the camera work. One of the highlights of his videos, I think, is that theyre clean comedy, and thats something a lot of people cant do, you know, she said. Scooter Magruder said hes gotten only positive reactions from people about the video. Eighteen-year-old Lauren Salter, a prenursing freshman, laughed at the video on her laptop. She said she thinks the sayings in the video are accurate and that Gators fans do say them. Scooter said he learned video fundamenThe Chronicles of Sledd 350, in Sledd Hall, where he lived at the time. Since then, he has done videos such as Why People Hate Tim Tebow and How to React to a Bad Gift. Magruder estimated he gained about 200 subscribers as of press time from the new video. The Stuff Gator Fans Say video cur rently had about 400 likes and about 40 dislikes. All the people who dislike it go to Florida State, he said. Stuff Gator Fans Say hits YouTube with more than 30,000 views FLASHBACKS CAFE OPENED MONDAY. SARAH LOFTUSAlligator Contributing WriterJoel Andreasen walked into Flashbacks Cafe on Monday and ordered a 24 Carrot smoothie. His verdict: a on and apple. Flashbacks Cafe, a grab-n-go coffee shop, juice bar and bakery located at 211 W University Ave., opens its doors for business today. The cafe held a trial-run opening on Monday. The cafe will offer coffee drinks, juices, smoothies, shakes, baked goods, salads, bagels, sandwiches and wraps. There will be something for everyone, said owner Steve Nichtberger, 52. Flashbacks Cafe is a grab-n-go type of place, but it offers high-quality items, he said. your soul and free your mind, he said, or at least let you use our free WiFi. Starting Monday, the cafe will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday. The cafe will create an artistic atmosphere, said Adam Whistler, 35, the cafes general manager. The walls, painted in bright purple, orange and yellow, offer an eclectic selection of mugs. A set of shelves houses board games, including the 90s Game, The Game of Life and Friends Trivial Pursuit. The smoothies and juices are made with fruits and vegetables. Nothing else is added, Nichtberger said. Nichtberger is also the owner of Flashbacks Recycled Fashions, a Gainesville consignment shop that has been around since 1986. He said hes worked in the restaurant business for 10 years. He said the competition with other cafes downtown will help the city overall. It will give people more reason to go there, he said. We love what we do, but were no different than other cafes, Nichtberger said.Coffee shop, juice bar, bakery opens on West University Ave. FRANCIE WEINBERGAlligator Contributing WriterThe president of the Gainesville Tea Party said she would probably disagree with the Tennessee Tea Partys push to remove slavery from textbook references that make the Founding Fathers look bad. If theyre asking for an accurate rendition of what happened, then yes, Ill support what they have to do, but I do not support a whitewash, said Laurie Newsom, president of the Gainesville Tea Party. According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the Tennessee Tea Party wants to remove material from textbooks so no portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers. Steven Noll, a UF American history professor, said he believes calling for the removal of slavery from textbooks is disparaging, dismissing and disrespectful. Thats not history, its just lies, Noll said. Its just making the past what we want it to be as opposed to what it was. He said the tea party needs to spend some time reading the Constitution and other primary source documents in which the Founding Fathers condone slavery. When Thomas Jefferson said all men were created equal, he didnt necessarily mean it literally, Noll said. However, Noll said he believes the fact that the Founding Fathers were slaveholders huthan their portrayal as heroes, an approach students are taught to take from an early age. African-American studies, said slavery was a pivotal part of the American lifestyle, as was the nations ability to learn how to deal with African-Americans becoming a part of society in the years that followed emancipation. This includes the Jim Crow laws that spanned from 1876 to 1965. Newsom, though, doesnt see it as that big of a deal. You had the Jim Crow laws, but that was like a gnat on a boars butt, she said. Weve Tenn. group wants history alteredFavini Thats not history, its just lies.Steven NollUF American history professor All the people who dislike it go to Florida State.Cameron Scooter Magrudervideo creator

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffAnn and Doug Bonneville, 76 and 80, respectively, laugh during a Living with Hearing Loss class Monday at the United Way of North Central Florida. MONDAY WAS THE FIRST CLASS IN A FOUR-WEEK SERIES. JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterRhoda Chester, an 89-year-old hearing-impaired grandmother of nine, wants to understand her grandchildren again. My grandchildren talk so low that I cant hear them, Chester said before a lipreading class Monday. Youre lucky, joked Carolyn Caracausa, 68. Mine are loud. They and about 10 others became students again at a class at the United in a four-week series of lipreading classes. UFs Speech and Hearing Clinic and the Gainesville chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of Florida sponsor the free classes on Mondays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pat Kricos, a UF professor of audiology, has led the classes for 38 years. Older patients often get hearing aids without learning strategies to communicate or how to speak up when they need help, she said. The class helps people learn that they are not alone in coping with hear ing loss, Kricos said. Gaining the ability to lip-read is a combination of hearing any sounds possible, watching the speakers lips and using context clues, Kricos told the class. For an hour, the students practiced with Kricos, her student assistants and each other. They learned how to recognize what certain letters and words look like on a persons lips. For example, when someone says fan, his or her teeth come over the bottom lip. But for van, the movement is less pronounced. Not at all discouraged, the students choice worksheets, watching Kricos intently with glasses low on their noses and hearing aids tucked behind their ears. If we really get good at this, we can read what all the football coaches are saying, joked Lynn Rousseau, president of the Gainesvilles HLAA chapter. Kricos said the class will be fun and informative for her students. They need every little bit of help they can get, she said. If nothing yeah, they can learn how to lip-read.Lipreading class teaches participants to cope with hearing loss CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Contributing Writer voting limitations in a Florida election law before U.S. senators Friday afternoon. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., invited UF political science professor Daniel Smith to testify before the Judiciary Committee. Smith focused on several amendments, including the shortening of the early voting period from 14 days to eight. before election day, he said. Smith said registration conducted by nongovernment groups will be a more diffor violations such as turning in late registration forms. Kathy Kidder, 71, president of the League of Women Voters of Alachua County and Gainesville, said the statewide league is not registering voters because of these unreasonable requirements. Smith also said voters who move within Florida counties will still be able to make address changes at the polls on election day but will have to cast provisional ballots. The number of uncounted provisional ballots could increase among residents such as college students, he said. Kyle Burns, a 19-year-old political science sophomore, voted early for Tuesdays City of Gainesville election under the new law. I think that theres really no reason to pass it, because the whole idea of the bill was to prevent voting fraud, he said. But the instances of voting fraud, especially in Florida, are few and far-between.UF professor weighs in on voting limitations in US Judiciary CommitteePOLITICSDurbin

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialTUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR Todays question: Are you going to vote today? Mondays question: Have you taken advantage of the new hours at the library? 45% YES 55% NO65 TOTAL VOTES Rat RaceAll presidential From the top two candidates in the Republican race, it appears that GOP voters are looking for a few key things. They want a candidate who supports increased military interventionism, an expansion of the surveillance state, social conservative values and an individual health care mandate. So why arent GOP voters supporting President Barack Obama? During his presidency, Obama has supported policies that would not set him much further apart from the current top two GOP contenders. Although he spoke out against the Patriot Act and Guantanamo Bay during his campaign in 2008, he ended up signing an extension of the former and has hardly taken any steps to close the latter. The Department of Homeland Security has only become more to extreme levels with body scanners and grandma groping. The president also recently signed the National Defense Authorization Act, a bill some opponents argue will give the govzens. And Obama has not decreased the involvement of the U.S. in Iraq, the president increased the number of troops in Afghanistan, intervened in Libya and has been performing drone operations elsewhere in the Middle East. Does it sound like Obama should be running for the Republican nomination, too? It gets worse. Obama has always been against gay marriage, and usually have worked to end Dont Ask, Dont Tell, that only affects a small percentage of the LGBT community. Meanwhile, the rest of the community is left without a voice if the contest is between Obama and Romney or Obama and Gingrich. And if Republican voters are looking for a candidate who opthat quality in Obama, Gingrich or Romney. to pass a health care overhaul including an individual mandate, like the one in Obamas health care reform bill. And according to a new report from The Atlantic, it appears as though Gingrich expressed support for an individual mandate as recently as 2009. Both Gingrich and Romney say they do not support this sort of government intervention on a national level, but if these candidates are willing to go against free-market principles in the past, what makes anyone think they will not do it again on another issue? So, really, when looking at the three top candidates for the presidency, whats the difference? Macho Hollywood spawns dozens of blockbuster the following: million-dollar budgets, violence and loose women with cleavage, cleavage and more cleavage. Miss Representation, which was shown last week at the Reitz Union, is the refreshing exception. This must-see documentary unveils the medias vendetta against all things female, from advertising to the government, and the increasing sexualization and dehumanization of women. more powerful, positive agendas: Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Geena Davis, Rosario Dawson and Rachel Maddow, to name a few. These women speak of personal experiences of degradation and persuasion to change their appearance to the medias liking. well-rounded and bipartisan approach to showing viewers how women are being disrespected on a day-to-day basis and what the implications are on society as a whole. The war of female appearance over accomplishments has come to its peak with the dawn of this media-saturated age. girls at an impressionable young age are exposed to a mistakat the top of industries and government than should be acceptable. Rising rates of depression and physical abuse are becomable. Only 17 percent of Congress is female, and the majority of handful of women on the board of members. The inequality in the corporate world cannot be ignored. of pointing out that women are being held to a higher standard ments shown in the documentary, women in power were constantly answer questions that would never be directed toward men. One of the more resounding highlights the video points out is that we, as women, are our own worst critics. As women, we strive to mold ourselves into the picture-perfect woman, and we criticize other women who deviate from the norm or who choose to pursue goals that do not involve being on the cover of a tabloid. Miss Representation made me aware that female degradation is a double-edged sword: Society teaches men at a young age to be masculine and to crave power and prestige. These shallow expectations are molding men into emotionless people who are taught from video games and action made documentary, it is disappointing that last weeks viewto be shown in the UF cinema. that advocate better media portrayals of women. Change is possible, but realizing that women are being bombarded accepting world. Colleen Wright is a journalism freshman at UF. Her column appears on Tuesdays. Colleen Wrightopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 We readily scorn humanitarian crises in hindsight, but we have a persist in the present. Like the ostrich that When these crises become clear, we are quick to pass judgment on those involved stances. It takes compassion to view these held accountable. On Dec. 25, SEAL Team 6 parachuted into a Somali village, stormed a compound, dead. But while we celebrate our victory Since a civil war erupted in 1991, Somadiplomacy. Without a navy to guard its waters or the Somali coast. Starving Somalis watch as toxic waste washes onto their shores, illegalcrippled country. All the while, they endure the worst drought in 60 years. Ten million children have died within three months. men and pirates. Like brokers on Wall Street, these toward the highly concentrated wealth within their society. In both cases, this wealth brokers are betting on Ferraris. important to shed our apathy, to openly and actively acknowledge the crisis. Black Hawks and blame are loose bandages derstand the causes and consequences we must develop a global consciousness. And while there are wounds within our own country, we seem apathetic to them as well. President Obama appoints a Citigroup starve in America and Gingrich wants to untouched and our time un-volunteered. In our own country and abroad, little support dare they touch our Internet, and at last we raise our voices. Dyllan Furness is a philosophy and English junior at UF. His column appears on Tuesdays.Americans need to acknowledge humanitarian crisesColumn Dyllan Furnessopinions@alligator.org M win in the South Carolina primary last Saturday to his attacks on the liberal media during his reGingrich knows despicable behavior. strained. The candidates, more or less, all agree on the news outlets have a bias against conservatism and are actively engaged in trying to make liberals look good and conservatives look bad. This is simply not true. Journalists are taught to remain ing that publications such as The New York Times or The Washington Post have liberal leanings, they contain their political statements to the editorial page, just like conservative publications such as The Wall Street Journal do. media conglomerate run by wealthy, conservative CEOs. Conservatives generally point out that the mainstream News. has to remain objective. While the economy is in bad shape, the media cannot lob all their criticism at President Williams over comments Gingrich made about blacks comes at the same time his attacks on the media have increased. Conservative voters are buying into this liberalbias-in-the-media myth. ing only conservative news outlets. That is entirely their choice. My problem is that this liberal-media bashing is A recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University showed watch no television news. Fox News viewers are subthem not to consult other news sources. The New York Times and The Washington Post may be considered libPeople should seek knowledge as much as possible. want our country to start heading in the right direction, leaders who will solve our problems. problematic. Joseph Misulonas is a columnist for the Daily Northwestern and Northwestern University. Republicans should drop biased liberal media mythUWireJoseph MisulonasUWire

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more screaming. Sixteen vehicles have now been involved, the woman told the dispatcher. Fifteen more seconds. The woman said a car was approaching: Hes coming too fast. Here comes another one. Then, a smack. sifted through the sightless, according to an incimeated the air. Another man said his wife was in the back of his SUV and couldnt wake up. breathing but unconscious. A pickup truck was on top of a car. All the while, the woman on the phone tried to remain steady. The dispatcher promised help was on the way. The dispatcher told her to encourage those wounded to sit comfortably. You are doing an amazing job, the dispatcher said. The woman was calm until the end of the call, around 4:05 a.m. Her voice wavered, and she whispered one wish, barely audible over her breath. Slow down, she said. Slow down. Slow down. 8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012AROUND G AINESVILLE MATT BOLESAlligator Contributing WriterFloridians were left emptyhanded last week when Taco Bell launched its breakfast menu in the West. Taco Bell introduced its breakfast menu Thursday to 750 restaurants in 10 states, including Alaska, California and Arizona. The First Meal menu consists of 11 items, ranging from breakfast burritos and wraps to hash browns and Cinnabon pastries, according to a news release. The restaurants in the eastern part of the U.S. will offer breakfast in 2013, the release stated. Michelle Navar, 20-year-old chemical engineering sophomore, said she is interested in the new menu. I would buy it, Navar said. Its seems like they are trying to close the gap between themselves and other places like McDon alds. Taco Bell joins other fast-food restaurants, such as Subway, Burger King and Wendys, that offer breakfast. Matt Rubin, a 20-year-old telecommunication junior, said he likes the idea of the new items. It gives them another option to make money during that time, he said. Taco Bell started breakfast in western states where breakfast bur ritos are more common, according to a news release. Taco Bell teamed up with Johnsonville, Cinnabon, Tropicana and Seattles Best Coffee to create a breakfast menu. I know its coming, said Simone Bailey, manager of the Taco Bell on West University Avenue. Bailey said the majority of people who eat at her restaurant are college students, and she expects more customers to come in dur ing breakfast hours once the menu comes to Florida.Taco Bell not bringing its breakfast menu to Florida yetHaley Stracher / Alligator StaffAlex Cardelle, a 22-year-old political science and economics senior, eats lunch at Taco Bell. Taco Bells new breakfast menu is not yet available in Florida. PROGRAM TO REACH 20 SCHOOLS. KATHERINE HAHNAlligator Contributing WriterFirst-grade teacher Virginia Joey Traynor spends two to three hours each weeknight and most of her weekends studying how to bring the most effective teaching methods to her classroom. Shes into her second semester of teaching and has written about 30 pages on Traynor is part of the $6 million Investing in Innovation, or i3, grant program. The new program started in the fall and expands UFs preexisting Florida Master Teacher Initiative into 20 high-poverty schools in Miami-Dade County. The Florida Master Teacher Initiative trains teachers to improve their practice. It involves about 1,000 teachers in Collier, Duval, MiamiDade and Pinellas counties and will be expanded through the i3 program. teachers and 30,000 pre-K through third-grade students. In 2010, the Florida Master Teacher Initiative beat 1,700 other teacher development programs to join about 50 winners, chosen by the U.S. Department of Education, to receive the i3 $5 million grant. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation also gave $1 million. Teachers enroll in online courses, conduct classroom research projects and work with UF professors-in-residence. Traynor is taking Culturally Responsive Classroom Management, her second course since the i3 programs launch in fall. She meets regularly with professor Raquel Diaz. Its very intensive, Traynor said. The teachers work full-time in addition to participating in the program. Traynor faces challenges such as a lack of family support for students and a lack of technological resources as a teacher at a highpoverty school. For the rest of this story, visit alligator.org.UF program given grant to improve teaching in high-poverty schoolsPemberton CRASH, from page 1Gov. Scott orders investigation of FHPProfessors can create their own textbooks tion. He said Apple is working on ways for teachers to use the electronic textbooks in their curricula and is constantly thinking of ways educators can use tablet computers. Ed Kellerman, a senior lecturer at UFs William and Grace Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication, said he uses video and photo examples in many of his lectures. We wont have much of a choice as to whether or not to use this technology in the coming years, Kellerman said. time teaching his Introduction to Communication Studies class completely online and essentially paper-free. He wrote the textbook for his introductory course and said he would consider using the iBooks Author program if it were to become popular. If a complete switch to Apples interactive textbooks were to occur, textbook retailers could experience some loss of business. Apple offers textbooks at a fraction of the price, according to the companys website. Doby Gray, textbook manager at Gator Textbooks Inc. in Gainesville, said he has heard of the new Apple textbook program but does not think it will end the bookstore business in the near future. However, he said he believes it is important to stay aware. We are threatened a little bit. Its like the horse and buggy syndrome, he said. When the horse and buggy met the automobile, they thought it was temporary. Those are the ones that got left behind. IBOOKS, from page 1 It gives them another option to make money during that time.Matt RubinUF junior RICK SCOTT ORDERS INVESTIG A TION Gov. Rick Scott on Monday ordered the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the Florida Highway Patrols deci sion to open Interstate 75 prior to the deadly series of crashes Sunday morning. After a crash at 11:55 p.m. Saturday, FHP shut down all lanes of the highway. An FHP supervisor, whose name was not released, or dered the highway be reopened at 3:26 a.m., according to a statement by FHP spokesman Lt. Patrick Riordan. dispatchers started receiving calls reporting crashes. -We believe our troopers did their due dili gence to keep our highways safe while work ing alongside our safety partners, Riordan said.Sculley

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 ON CAMPUS ALLI LANGLEYAlligator Writer Few students using Android application to call SNAP BRITTANY BORSANYIAlligator Contributing Writer For the rest of the story, visit alligator.org.Florida cruise bookings not down despite shipwreck in ItalyGainesville agency seeing spike in business Its one of those things that you have to time right.Sarah ParkerUF freshman

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W/D provided. 352-3352342 or text 2100 NW 8th Court. $1400/mo or go to gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-3-12-19-2 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 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 laun dry 372-3783 2-15-12-20-2 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 2-3-12-14-2 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. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be given after placing the ad. Corrections called in Customer error or changes: Online:

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ALLIGATOR 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 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 Trends Student House of the Month! 2710 NW 2nd Ave Huge 2/2 with a Den and Fireplace! Walking Distance to Law School Biking Distance to UF Text Trend to 313131 for More Details Trend4Rent.com 2-24-20-2 House for rent Large home 4BR/3BA. No carpet. Includes range, refrig, W/D, central air & heat. 1 block from Newberry & Royal Plaza shops. $1200/mo 407-363-7198 or cell 407-234-1380 2-3-12-5-2 SUN KEY~SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 999~1001 SW 16th Ave. 1BR/1BA close to UF, Shands & Vet School Sun Key units starting at $475 Sun Harbor Townhouses $525 Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041 / 352.376.6720 4-25-12-58-2 SUN BAY APARTMENTS 708 SW 16th Ave. 1bed/1bath close to UF, Shands, Vet School Units starting at $475!! Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.6720 / 352.376.7041 4-25-12-58-2 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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 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 2-6-11-25-4 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 District 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 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 4-25-72-5CONDO FOR SALE SPARROW3BR/2.5BA, 2-story. Approximately 1700 sq. ft., completely renovated. $65,000. Please call Drew 316-4465 2-10-12-20-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-25-12-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-25-12-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-25-12-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-25-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-12-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig. Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR CELL PHONES! REGARDLESS OF AGE OR CONDITION EVEN IF BROKEN! TECHMODO 6450 SW ARCHER RD 352-872-5881. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! 1-31-15-8 In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-12-72-10 Uf Surplus Equipment Auctions are underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-25-12-72-10 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 Over the Harvest Moon Find all your Wiccan/Pagan supplies www.overtheharvestmoon.com 1-31-121-10

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12, ALLIGATOR 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 2-3-11-86-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES All vehicles $0 down! No credit check!!!! Cash vehicles $999 and up! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! Over 150 vehicles in stock! Cars, Trucks, SUVs, & Vans! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 92 Eagle Talon $999 94 Ford Taurus $999 94 Toyota Camry $1500 98 Oldsmobile Intregue $1500 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 01 Nissan Altima $6999 04 Nissan Sentra $6999 02 Toyota Camry $6999 04 Chevy Astro $6999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 98 Dodge Ram $3999 95 Chevy Blazer $3999 02 Chevy Blazer $4999 99 Dodge Durango $6999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 Sunrise Auto Sales Bring W2 and drive home today! 30 Day Warranty! No Credit Check! 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES No credit check! Cars, Trucks, SUVs & Vans 30 Day Warranty 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 04 Honda Accord $7999 04 Chevy Impala $7999 02 Honda Odyssey $7999 01 Toyota Solara $7999 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 05 Dodge Durango $9999 05 Ford F150 $10,999 06 Saturn Ion $11,999 07 Ford Mustang $12,999 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 01 Dodge Neon $1999 00 Hyundai Elantra $1999 02 Kia Spectra $2999 01 Olds Alero $3999 352-338-1999 4-25-65-12 94 Cadillac SLS $1999 99 Acura Integra $3999 099 Buick Century $3999 95 Chevy Camero $2500 352-338-1999 4-25-65-12 97 Ford Explorer $1999 97 Landrover Discovery $2999 98 Chevy Venture $2999 98 Chevy Astro $3999 352-338-1999 4-25-65-12 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 sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comSexy Shopper's Needed THE LINGERIE COMPANYOaks Mall Plaza 2-3-5-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 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 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 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2512-72-14 Do you want to quit smoking? We are currently recruiting smokers between the ages of 18 and 60 for a smoking cessation study. Please contact the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or smokeclinic@gmail.com for further details. 1-31-12-27-14 TUTORS FOR SPRING 1-on-1 tutoring atrisk K-12th grade students. $10/hr. 1-4 afternoons/wk. 15-20 min drive from campus. UF Fed Wk Study Permit req for emp. Volunteers welcome. Contact Sally at st23@cox.net 1-31-12-15-14 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 DOMINOS PIZZA NOW HIRINGClosing Drivers. $100/night Guaranteed. Apply at gatordominos.com 2-24-12-30-14 FEMALE SMOKERS! Do you want to quit smoking? Female smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 2-20-20-14 Personal/Office Asst. Clerical/Office duties Proficient in Office 20 hrs M-F Must own vehicle laptop and cell phone Scheduling flexible Respond to Melissazblack@gmail.com with cover letter and resume Compensation tbd 1-31-5-14

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ALLIGATOR Equipment Recovery Technicians Needed We are currently seeking equipment recovery techs who can work evenings and Saturdays living within 30 mile radius of Gainesville or Ocala. Candidates must have reliable transportation, cell phone and a computer with internet access. Needs to be able to pass background check, drug screen and have a valid drivers license and insurance. For more information please contact Jay Erickson at jay@universalcollectionsystems.com. 2-15-14 Warehouse Runners Needed! Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Apply M-F 8 AM 4 PM Concessions Ofc @ Gate 18 5 Part-Time positions available 2-3-6-14 F/T legal admin assistant for busy law firm. Excellent writing, problem solving and people skills. Organized and dependable. Spanish speaking a plus. Pay DOE. Call (352) 3714000. 2-9-12-10-14 Office asst. needed Mon. & Sat. 10/hr.Apply @ Eyecare Express 39th ave & 13th st. 2-2-12-5-14 PT K9 camp counselor. Requires safely handling groups of off leash dogs, excellent customer service, daily cleaning. Experience working with animals beside your own preferred. Apply in person at 3749 SW 42nd ave. Info call (352) 376-9544 1-31-12-3-14 Assistant manager for doggie daycare. Responsible for employee management, administrative work, customer care, and also help handle group of 20+ dogs, daily clean ing. Must have experience working in pet care industry and management/supervisory experience. Apply in person at Camp Marlin Doggie Daycare 3749 SW 42nd Ave. Info call (352) 376-9544 1-31-12-3-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 4-25-12-57-14 New social networking iPhone application seeks campus rep to spearhead local promotion and marketing efforts. Candidates should be interested in social media, tech savvy, a pulse on the campus life, and have professional pr/marketing aspirations. For more information contact info@1111wish.com 2-1-12-3-14 Smokers aneeded to participate in a study conducted by the UF Smoking Lab & Clinic assessing the effects of exercise on cravings, withdrawal and mood. Compensation provided. Call 336-406-3706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com 1-31-2-14 Sun Country Sports is hiring for spring! Afterschool, Aquatics, Gymnastics, Office, Rockwall, Cheer, Dance, Clean/Maint., Drivers, wknd hrs at Comm. Events. Must submit app: www.suncountrysports.com/jobs.html. Email HR@suncountrysports.com for info. 2-3-12-5-14 SANDYS SAVVY CHIC RESALE BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING. Great working environment. PT/FT positions available. $8.00/hr + incentives. 352-372-1226 2906 NW 13th St 2-6-12-5-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-25-72-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-25-12-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-25-72-15 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. www.UFMoverGuys.comLicensed & Insured Last Minute Specials Loading & Unloading Full-Service Mover. 352-222-0211. FL Movers Reg No IM1847 4-25-12-72-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-25-74 15 Epic Photographer for HireEmail suzettecook@onebox.com Gator Alum, hrly chg. You keep the digital files www.mizdigital.com 352-260-2511 4-25-12-72-15 HORSE BOARDING: $350/mo. From GV/ UofF 10 minutes. Dressage, stadium, x-country, daytime stall, nighttime turnout. Rider housing available. Barn Family Program to mitigate board and rent. Lessons, schooling opportunities. For further information, contact Dibbie at Gator Slide Farm, 352-466-3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com. Visitors always welcome. 2-29-11-51-15 AAA Courier ExpressProvide All Delivery Needs Bonded and Insured 352-339-5158 2-2912-33-15Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! LEARN TO POLE DANCE THE LINGERIE COMPANY FREE Intro class This Thurs Only. 6 PM Call for details 335-4814 2-2-4-20 Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKETEvery Sat & Sun Hwy 30115 min from Gainesville 468-2255 4-25-72-21 Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 4-25-12-72-21SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTSOpen To Public We-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 5-17-12-67-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Gainesville Equestrian facility, Cheney Walk Farm, now has limited Full or Training Board available. We also have a trainer available who is currently training two Olympic level Pentathletes.Full board starts at $600.00 per month. For more info call: Sandy 352-4941710 or visit: www.cheneywalkfarm.com. 1-31-12-5-24 Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND.FOUND: KEYSBehind Garden Grill Midtown. Call to iden tify 352-278-1595 2-1-3-25HOUSE SITTER AVAILABLEResponsible, 50 year-old male, non-smok er, non-drinker. No pets, but likes them. References avaiilable. Call 914-282-4921 2-1-12-5-15 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 Strip Tease Aerobics THE LINGERIE COMPANYOaks Mall Plaza 2-3-5-16 Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida is conducting a research study for women 20-40 yo on birth control pills. Compensation given. For details call Bonnie Coats at 273-9014 3-19-30-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-25-72-18 GAINESVILLE IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY Green Cards, Natz, Work Visas www.ruthimmigrationlaw.com (904) 425-8078 2-20-30-18 Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie, punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752 4-25-72-18 Best religion? NO religion! Get to know your Creator. See why the Bible is unique. Your creator's love for you. You Tube: "Eric Ludy The Gospel" (11:27) 2-9-12-10-18

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG The Gators' women's lacrosse checked in at No. 3 in the Inside Lacrosse/deBeer Media Preseason Top 25, behind No. 1 Northwestern and No. 2 Maryland. SEC coaches pick Gators to winFlorida's softball team has been picked to win the Southeastern Conference, according to a vote of the league's coaches that was released Monday. UF is ranked No. 2 in the NFCA Preseason Top 25. JOE MORGANAlligator Staff WriterCoach Amanda Butler admits that the Gators lack focus at the free-throw line right now. However, a concrete solution to Floridas current slump has eluded the sixyear coaching veteran and former UF guard. Im not sure, its kind of an individual thing, she said. If theres a way to coach them better from the free-throw line, then Ill cer Until the shots start falling again, the Gators only option for improvement has been repetition in practice. preparation for Arkansas last week, multiple players were putting up shots from the free-throw line. Butler has even had UF do some work outside of team activities, encouraging her players to practice foul shots on their own. Were getting in the gym, and were shooting, sophomore guard Jaterra Bonds said. Its all mental. When you get up there, its nobodys fault but yours if you miss it, so its a mental thing. In its last two contests against No. 6 Kentucky and Arkansas, Florida shot just 45 percent from the freethrow line 21.5 percent off its mark before those games. After losses to the Wildcats and the Razorbacks, the Gators now have seven defeats by six points or fewer, magnifying the free-throw problem. Part of the struggles may stem from the fact that UFs last two games have been away from home. Even though the team is in the midst of a threegame road trip its longest of the season Butler expects the shots to fall the same way. Youve just got to be able to step up and be mentally tough and hit [free throws], especially in big moments, but really, the whole ball game, Butler said. Florida has two days to try and get back on track from the charity stripe before playing LSU on the road Thursday night in Baton Rouge, La. Free throws played a siga 62-58 win on Jan. 15 in the OConnell Center. Gators junior T.J. Vogel leads by one stroke after two rounds of the Sea Best Invitational at the PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. See story online at alligatorSports.org. HE LEADS SEC WITH FOUR FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK AWARDS. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff WriterFlorida coach Billy Donovan isnt worried about Brad Beal getting tired any time soon at least in his legs. As the lone freshman in Floridas starting lineup, Beal is leading the Gators in steals, free-throw attempts and defensive rebounds all while scoring 14.1 points per game. While Donovan has said that too much is expected of Beal at times, the 6-foot-3 guard hasnt seen his playing time decrease six games into UFs Southeastern Conference schedule. Beal leads Florida with 33.5 minutes played per game, which is also the fourth most in the league. Rest hasnt really been a concern with Brad, Donovan said. I think the biggest thing that happens to those guys more than anything else is that they get mentally fatigued, and I have yet to see that mental fatigue on him, or the physical fatigue. say that couldnt happen a couple weeks from now. I feel pretty good with where hes at right now. On Monday, Beal was named the SEC Freshman of the Week for a league-high fourth time after scor ing a combined 28 points in a pair of Florida victories against Ole Miss and Mississippi State. The only other SEC player who has won the award more than once is Kentucky center Anthony Davis, a three-time freshman of the week who ranks 17th in minutes played. While Florida is set to face three conference teams, including the Wildcats, in six days starting Thursday, Beal said the Gators have been able to ready themselves for the grueling stretch with tough practices. It was very physical at Ole Miss theyre probably the most physical team weve faced, Beal said. Mississippi State has a bunch of big guys inside that are really physical, too. We just try to prepare ourselves we battle each other in practice all of the time so its really our preparation for the games. Pitchford injured: While minutes have been easy for one Florida freshman to come by recently, any Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff UF freshman Brad Beal leads the team in steals (27), free-throw attempts (88), defensive rebounds (102) and minutes (33.5 per game). WOMENS BASKETBALLGators' Beal making most of minutes Butler, UF scrambling to solve close lossesEND OF GREGULATIONWith about eight minutes left and Florida nursing a four-point lead, Erving Walker drives the lane. As he leaves his feet, Gators fans collectively inhale. After three seasons watching Walker at the point, theyre prepared to let out the frustrated groan that has accompanied so many of his turnovers. What would it be this time? Would he land for a travel? Force up a wild layup that has no hope of cutting through the trees? Dump it off out of bounds? On Saturday against Mississippi State, it was none of the above. Walker found Brad Beal sliding away from his man and into the weak-side corner, getting him the rock for an easy catch-and-shoot three. plays have become commonplace. Floridas turnover numbers have been slashed drastically during its current winning steak, and the Gators ability to keep that number low will be as critical as any factor in determining the teams fate. the NCAA average of 20.7. But, in the games UF has lost, a barrage of turnovers has led to a breakdown of the usually unstoppable offensive machine. The four blemishes on Floridas record were its four worst turnover percentage games of the year, ranging from 15 Cutting out turnovers critical to Florida's recent success Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16 SEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 16 SEE GREG, PAGE 16Bonds

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chances backup forward Walter Pitchford had at seeing playing time this week were derailed when he sprained his right wrist in a scooter crash Monday. According to a school report, the accident occurred just north of the intersection of University Avenue and 13th Street when Pitchford, a freshman, rolled his scooter while trying to avoid hitting a vehicle in front of him. The 6-foot-10, 221-pound Pitchford also suffered a bad scrape to his arm and is expected to miss 10 days to two weeks with his injuries. He has played a total of 15 minutes and scored four points in eight games this season. Rankings update: Following a pair of wins against Ole Miss and Mississippi State, Florida (17-4, 5-1 SEC) moved up two spots to No. 12 in the Associated Press poll this week and made a dramatic 21-spot jump in the NCAAs RPI standings. Floridas RPI is 15th in the nation after besting two top40 teams in the Rebels and Bulldogs. The Gators own the SECs second-highest RPI behind the Wildcats, in the standings. No. 1 Kentucky (21-1, 7-0 SEC) maintained its top spot in the AP poll for the second straight week, while Mississippi State (17-5, 4-3 SEC) slid down four spots to No. 22. Vanderbilt (16-5, 5-1 SEC) entime since Dec. 18 at No. 25. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. Making 9 of 13 foul shots all in the second half Florida was able to hold off a late LSU rally in Southeastern Conference play this season. On the verge of elimination from regular-season SEC title contention, the Gators would welcome another 69.2 percent clip against the Tigers to help escape their recent rut. According to Butler, Florida returning to its early-season form is a We really have, I dont think, a Whatever happens is usually contagious, especially at the freethrow line. If one persons hitting, it makes it a little bit easier for the Contact Joe Morgan at joemor gan@alligator.org. 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 David Carr / Alligator UF looking to bounce back against LSU W-HOOPS, from page 14 HOOPS, from page 14Pitchford injured in scooter accidentgiveaways against Tennessee up to 20 against Syracuse. Overall, Florida has averaged 17.3 turnovers in those losses. en the ball away just 7.8 times per game, three lower than their season average and nearly 10 Coach Billy Donovan said the recent surge is a result of the team making better decisions and learning how to utilize each other, things Now, the results are starting to show. half, Beal used a Patric Young screen and then found the big man rolling to the basket withway for an easy two-handed slam. games, a stark contrast from his early-season struggles. After averaging 2.6 giveaways per more turnovers and, not coincidentally, Florida has lost four of them. To some extent, the same is true for Flor idas other two primary guards, Walker and Kenny Boynton. Walker has eight games with three or more turnovers this season, and Florida has lost four of them. Boynton has four games with three or more turnovers, and UF has lost three of them. While turnovers are obviously critical in and of themselves, they have also affected other areas of UFs game. To take stat-nerdiness to the next level, the correlation between turnovers and shooting percentage for UF is minus-.47. That means that as UFs turnover count has gone up, theres been a moderate relationship to shooting percentage going down. This makes sense, given that turnovers many talented shooters out of their rhythm. With so many weapons, all Florida needs to do is keep limiting giveaways to have a shot at a deep tournament run. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. GREG, from page 14 If theres a way to coach them better from the freethrow line, then Ill certainly Amanda ButlerUF coachPitchford