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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 94 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida 79 /54Images of a community in mourningPhotos accompany a story about grieving Brazilian church, pg 5. UF hosts annual improv festivalGroups from across the country participated, pg 8. MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writer MARIETTA, Ga. Apostle Aron Amazonas stood in front of his congregation members and tried to soothe their hearts. Its important for us to cry for them, he said Sunday. Were having our time of mourning. But not everything died. While he spoke, the members of the International Church of the Restoration clutched tissues and patted their eyes. Some wore braces from still-healing injuries. For this church, there are some wounds that doctors just cant heal. A week ago Sunday, the 120-member Brazilian church Gainesville. Smoke from a Paynes Prairie Preserve State least 20 went to the hospital. Since then, the congregation has been coming to terms with concepts of life, death and faith. In a town where even fast-food restaurants play Christian rock, people ing, even if the answers dont ever seem to come. The Bible says our natural mind cant understand the hand of God, the head pastor said. The Bible says there is a season to be born, and a season to die ... a season to laugh, and a season to cry. A woman sobbed quietly. Another woman furrowed her brow and prayed. Joilson Lima, 34-year-old youth pastor and a survivor of the wrecks, squeezed another church members hand when she put it on his shoulder. He wore a neck brace and a look of silent grief. They cant come back to us anymore, the pastor continued, pointing to the ceiling. But, one day, we will meet them.Students celebrate Chinese New YearThe Chinese American Student Association rang in the Year of the Dragon, pg. 3. Kenny Boynton helped close out Saturdays win against Vanderbilt FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff From left to right: Jessika and Jefferson Carmo, 17 and 13, whose father died in the Interstate 75 wrecks, stand with Joilson Lima, 34, who survived the wrecks, and Fabio Souza, 41, current caretaker of Lidiane Carmo, 15, during a service at the International Church of the Restoration in Marietta, Ga., on Sunday afternoon. Lidiane is still at Shands at UF and currently in the company of Souzas wife. A season to cry: A community mourns loss of familyI-75 ACCIDENT BENJAMIN S. BRASCH Alligator Writer Businesses in Gainesville are finding creative ways to keep talented computer programming students in town. The most productive programmers can have a six-figure job secured by their junior year, and most students can earn a job that said Amir Rubin, organizer of a hackathon event put on by the Florida Innovation Hub at UF and some of its companies. A hacker means someone who can make something work, he said. The great hackers dont do it for the money; they do it for the creation and the joy of it. dents, put their coding skills on display for companies to see Saturday in a 12-hour marathon coding session. SW Second Ave., is part of the Innovation Square project that helps companies started at UF and around the state grow and succeed. Competitors were given five computerrelated scenarios to solve, or they could bring in their own. When you get together and do cool things, it builds the community, said Joe Thuemler, a 20-year-old math major. He has been coding for six years and was an intern at Microsoft. Thuemler and his team of two other UF students are making HypeFrog, a program used for presenting coding projects. The program optimizes the projects for the web and makes the presentation aspect easier. This is an example of what I am going to be doing in the workplace, he said. At the event, software companies such as Totuit, Shadow Health and Feathr were out recruiting. Because there are big names in the community here, you want to sell yourself, Thuemler said. These people could be hiring you in the very near future. Rubin, organizer of the hackathon and UF computer engineering alumnus, agrees. Programming interns in the Gainesville community can be paid anywhere from At the competition, about seven technology companies were looking for interns to hire and keep in the Gainesville area, he said. Tucker-Davis Technologies, UFs Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation prize money, he said. They are putting in a lot of money just to reach out to students, Rubin said. Tech companies were searching for programmersSEE SERVICE, PAGE 4 A hacker means someone who can make something work.Amir Rubinorganizer of hackathon event

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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 94 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HHAPPENING?Return of Alpha Zeta Rose Sale Today through Feb. 14 Want to surprise a loved one or a dear friend with some roses this Valentines Day? The Alpha Zeta Rose Sale returns this year to make it possible. Contact Gernide Zamor at gzamor08@ ufl.edu for an order form. Once submitted, members of Alpha Zeta will deliver the order anywhere on campus (faculty and staff only). Orders range from bouquets to single roses. Kaplan Course Auction Today to Friday Need to study for the GMAT or LSAT? Project MASCOT is auctioning both Kaplan course packets starting at $300 each to raise money for an elementary school trip to SeaWorld. Visit facebook.com/projectmascot for more details. Near Andersonville: Winslow Homers Civil War Tuesday, 6 p.m. Harn Museum of Art The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will host noted historian Peter H. Wood as he discusses Winslow Homers painting Near Andersonville, the 1864 election of Abraham Lincoln and the contested meanings of emancipation. For more information, visit www.history. ufl.edu/oral or call SPOHP at 352-392-7168. Gator Basketball Watch Party Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Reitz Union Game Room Come cheer on the Gators as they take on the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats. The game will be shown on all of the game rooms six large-screen TVs. There will be chances to win a free game of bowling or a free hour of pool throughout the game. Gainesville Crohns and Colitis support group Tuesday, 7 p.m. American Cancer Society Hope ing for committed volunteers for ongoing projects and upcoming events. The organization works to find homes for shelter animals in order to end euthanasia in Gainesville. Come to the meeting to find out about volunteer and leadership opportunities this semester. Ignorance, Women and Excellent Science Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Ustler Hall Atrium Philosopher of science and technology professor Carla Fehr (University of Waterloo) will discuss the role of women in academic science and engineering research, and the impact of scientific diversity on research innovation. A Q&A will follow. For more information, visit www.humanities. ufl.edu. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Lodge, 2121 SW 16th St. If you have inflammatory bowel disease, come find support with others. The group is very welcoming and understands what youve been through. For more information, contact Dennis@ UCVlog.com. Collaborating with Strangers Workshop Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. University Gallery (Fine Arts Bldg. B) Those with creative potential can unmask their creative potential, find quick ways to make long-term connections, turn small talk into big ideas. The workshop connects students and faculty on campus during 3-minute speed-meetings. Sponsored by the George A. Smathers Libraries. To register and get more information, visit www. uflib.ufl.edu/pio/CoLAB/ home.html. Golden Key General Body Meeting Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m. Turlington, Room L001 Come out to Golden Keys second meeting to learn about ongoing events and opportunities this semester. There will be free pizza, soda and a performance by Theatre Strike Force. Bring childrens toys and clothing for the Footprints collection drive to be donated to kids at Shands. Gators Assisting Pets Interest Meeting Wednesday, 8-9 p.m. Stuzin Hall, Room 200 Gators Assisting Pets is look-PARTLY CLOUDY 79/53 PARTLY CLOUDY 75/49 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/54 CLOUDY 71/52 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/48 FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 Feb. 7, 1973: Negotiations reached a stalemate between UFs off-campus housing director and the Village Apartments over complaints presented by student residents in the complex. Complaints came after the former tenants arrived at the complex to discover that work on certain promised facilities, including a paved road and cable TV, had not begun. The complexs manager countered that former tenants failed to give notice before leaving and return their keys. Feb. 10, 1986: With only two days left before candidates and two independent candidates tried to familiarize more students with their platforms. The Beach Party platform included a promised to create a movie/VCR rental service in the Reitz Union, while the Florida Student Party candidate and one independent promised to create a computerized drop/ add procedure. Feb. 10, 1999: A UF student was picked to be on WebDorm, a website that broadcasted video from student dormitory rooms across the country. The student, Cody Ward, already ran a website displaying a picture of his Weaver Hall dorm room updated every 15 seconds. Maybe Ill get on [MTVs] the Real World or something, he said. Feb. 13, 2003: Construction is under way on a new community center for Jewish UF students. The $7 million center, to be named the Hillel at the University of Florida Norman Lipoff Building, will be on Univer WADE MILLWARDAlex Catalano / Alligator StaffMembers of the Gainesville Chinese School perform the Chinese yo-yo Saturday evening at the Chinese American Student Associations Chinese New Year show, Awaken the Dragon. MATT BOLESAlligator Contributing WriterSome UF students celebrated the New Year last month with tipsy kisses and champagne, but a group in the Reitz Union rang it in with a lion dance and kung fu this weekend. The Chinese American Student Association rang in the Year of the Dragon in the Grand Ballroom on Saturday night. Its Awaken the Dragon show celebrated the Chinese New Year, which lasts from from Jan. 23 to Feb. 9, 2013, according to the Chinese calendar. The eight featured performances ranged from singing to skits and lion dances. CASA President Angel Cheong estimated about 400 people attended. The group hosts the event each year, said Jason Liu, CASA historian and 19-year-old sociology freshman. He said they market the celebration to all students, not just the organizations members. how different cultures do things, said Michael Demaio, a 25-year-old philosophy junior. Demaio said though he is not Chinese he is interested in the cultures of China, South Korea and Japan. He is a member of CASA and the Filipino Student Association. The show brought cultural awareness to Gainesville, said Kevina Lee, a 21-yearold journalism junior and editor-in-chief of Sparks Magazine, an Asian-interest magazine at UF. It really shows we come together to bring cultural awareness to this campus, she said. This is the year of the Black Water Dragon, according to the event brochure.Students celebrate Chinese New Year

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MONDAY FEATURE BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterTom and Stephanie walk through a door covered in peeling brown paint and leave behind the ordinary. They play queen and king at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, presiding over the live-action chess match. It plays out like a drama in which they both have key roles. Its good to be the king, said Henry II, played by Tom Dalton, 43. The king and queen are from Gainesville and Lake City, respectively. Dalton is a network engineer and Stephanie Tyson is a librarian. Theyve been members of the Thieves Guilde, the acting troupe that works at the fair every year, for a combined seven years. ty dialogue and complex costumes. Inside a staging area, members of the troupe rehearse scenes and stunts and give each other pointers on things like holding weapons and rolling without injury. Dalton is a 6-foot-7 ex-basketball center for Osceola High School in Seminole. I never would have seen myself doing this in high school, he said. I was not a drama guy. Hes in a purple shirt. On his head is a simple crown. On his back, a black and silver cape lined with silver diamond-shaped studs. Hes proud of his decision to be the king. Next to Dalton, sitting in a fold-up lawn chair, is 6-foot Stephanie Tyson. Shes in a purple-and-beige dress with gold-and-white sleeves. She jokes with other cast members, but once outside and in character, they are measly peasants. Shes been an actor for about a decade and loves performing for others. Tyson has played a lead role three out of the four years she has been with the Thieves Guilde. The duos day jobs are a far cry from the fantasy of the fair. Tyson tells stories to middle and high school students, and Dalton works in the IT department at Main Street Broadband. weekend I am a smart-ass king, Dalton said. He found the troupe when his 16-year-old daughter wanted to learn stage combat, which the guild specializes in. Any time your teenage child asks you if you want to do something together for the next eight weeks, you say yes, he said. Actors audition in September and start rehearsing in October for the fair, usually held around the beginning of the year. For the rest of this story, visit alligator.orgKing and queen of medieval fair revel in regal roles4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffQueen Eleanor, played by Stephanie Tyson, 30, and King Henry II, played by Tom Dalton, 43, march through the 26th annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire on their way to perform in a live-action chess game. Marietta pastor says God will use community's pain for good The night of the accident, before they left Orlando, Aron Amazonas wished the Carmos a safe drive. He prayed over his second family, asking God to lead them safely home. He wrapped his arms around Jose Carmo Jr., his nextdoor neighbor and fellow pastor, and said goodbye to the rest of the family: Adriana Carmo, Joses wife, and 17-yearold Leticia Carmo, the couples elder daughter. The younger Carmo daughter, 15-year-old Lidiane, wandered the halls and missed the prayer. Amazonas looked into their faces and bid Jose, Adriana and Leticia goodbye for the last time. Then they left. The drive from the Christian conference in Orlando to Cobb County, Ga., would take all night. Jose wanted to get back to the church in Marietta, Ga. He didnt want to let his members down by missing the Sunday service. As the churchs two vans cruised down Interstate 75 on Jan. 29, the fatigued passengers were rocked to sleep by a ers. It was 4 a.m. as they entered the darkest week their church has known. A church speaker would later call it the churchs valley of shadows on the way to green pastures. Up ahead, a chain reaction of wreck after wreck started. Their van slammed into a semitrailer, killing Jose, Adriana, Leticia and two other church members: Edson Carmo, Joses brother, and Roselia DeSilva, Edsons girlfriend. David Pimentel, a 31-year-old church member who sur vived a crash in the second van, said he rushed to Joses van to see if they were OK. He could only see half of a foot in front of him. The injured limped along the highway. He looked in the van and saw the dead. Then, movement. David grabbed a nearby emergency worker and shouted, Just come here. We have someone alive. As workers pried the van open with the Jaws of Life, they saw Lidiane sprawled on top of her parents bodies. Leticia, Lidiane moaned. Leticia. Leticia. Leticia. going to marry her. Youre crazy, she told him. Who are you? I dont know you. The smitten young man looked at her and said he would visit daily until he won her over. He charmed her parents and slowly stole the shy girls heart. They were married in Goiania, Brazil. A Christian upbringing and a father in the clergy led Jose to become a pastor. daughters. They came to Georgia in 1999 to work in a series of small that up because he felt God was calling him. Five years ago, Aron moved from Miami to Kennesaw, Ga. He said Jose was more than willing to help him move into his new home. The house next door was up for sale. They decided to become neighbors. Leticia started to bond with the Amazonas family. She would come home from Sprayberry High School, drop off her backpack and make a beeline for the Amazonas home. Shed spill out her heart to Aron, who helped her deal with boy drama and future college concerns. At some point, she started calling him second Daddy. She wanted to be a model, a singer, a doctor she envisioned a full, exciting life. She took cosmetology classes and begged to have photos taken of her. The Amazonas familys camera is full of her portraits. The thing that hurts in my heart for her, Aron said, is that she was so young, and she had so many dreams. Lidiane takes after her mother and doesnt thrive off attention like her sister did. Aron said hes worried about how shell deal with the TV cameras and media interviews that will inevitably come her way. When any Sunday service ended and Leticia headed to the Amazonas home, Lidiane would go home to her parents. I felt a deep pain in my heart for her because I know how close she was to her parents, Aron said. After Lidiane was taken to Shands at UF, she slipped into a coma. Her ribs and arm were broken. Her liver and lungs were badly damaged. There was internal bleeding. Aron said the doctor told him that after the accident, her condition wasnt looking good. Shes very bad, he said the doctor told him. If she doesnt react in two hours, shell pass away. Aron rallied his congregation and called their mother church in Brazil. Soon, thousands of people were praying. They needed a miracle. She woke up Monday morning looking for her sister. A week after her loss, Lidiane is being cared for by her uncle, Fabio Souza, who treated her and Leticia like they were his own. Lidiane remained tucked into a Shands hospital bed, her aunt watching over her, while her uncle traveled to Georgia Sunday to tell her church that she's OK. Aron said she is conscious and knows who she is. In the coming months, shell learn who she must become to deal with this loss, he said. While Lidiane rests safely in her hospital bed, her uncle is working to help untangle a web of immigration issues. The Carmo familys visas have expired. For a few days last week, the church was worried Lidiane, who has lived in Georgia since she was 2 years old, would be deported to Brazil. But Aron wants Lidiane to come home to her uncle, aunt, classmates and, most important, her second family. During the service, the congregation sang about love. He is jealous for me, they sang. Loves like a hurricane. I am a tree. Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy. During his sermon, Aron said God will use the churchs pain to plant a seed, which will grow and blossom into great plans. "Were going to look into the future God has. The best God has is yet to come, he said. Were going to look at Lidiane and were going to know that God has the greatest project thats left in our lives. Aron said it will cost $51,000 to ship the bodies from Flor ida to Marietta, Ga., for a memorial service and then to Brazil for a family burial. Sunday morning, exactly a week after the accidents, the marred section of I-75 is slowly being repaired, the injured are returning home and investigations into the deaths loom. The church, too, will heal with time. The services in the church will go on, the pastor told the congregation. Everything will go on. The song continued: If grace is an ocean, were all sinking. While Lidiane rested and her church grieved, a downpour blanketed this small Southern town, as if watering the seeds left behind. To donate to the Carmo family funeral fund, visit any Bank of America and donate to account number 334036157634. SERVICE, from page 1 I felt a deep pain in my heart for her because I know how close she was to her parents."Apostle Aron Amazonashead pastor of the International Church of the Restoration

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffA season to cryMarietta, Ga. (Above) Weberson Barbosa of Marietta, Ga., 36, claps during a service at the International Church of the Restoration on Sunday afternoon. Barbosa is a survivor of the series of Interstate 75 wrecks that killed 11 people. (Right) Christopher Guilmet, 40, comforts his wife Andreia Guilmet, 37, in front of a memorial photo collage for the Carmo family during a service at International Church of the Restoration.

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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 EditorialMONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Did you watch the Super Bowl? Fridays question: Seniors: Have you applied for your degree?53 TOTAL VOTES57% YES 43% NO Freedom of DebateHigh school paper right to discuss gay rights The issue of gay rights can rarely be debated without stir ring up some controversy especially if religion gets tossed into the mix. The editorial page of Hawks Post, the student newspaper at Shawano High School in Shawano, Wis., featured a point-counterpoint column discussing the issue of gay adoptions. One column argued that sexual orientation has nothing to do with a persons ability to raise children. The opposing column not only argued that same-sex parents should not be allowed to adopt, but also that homosexuality is a sin punishable by death. Guess which column upset everyone? Nick Uttecht, who is raising four children with his partner Michael McNelly, complained to the school district that the column was hateful and could encourage bullying directed at children with same-sex parents. District Superintendent Todd Carlson told USA Today that offensive articles cultivating a negative environment of disrespect are not appropriate or condoned by the school district. He went on to say that he was taking steps to prevent this from happening again. While the column attacking homosexuality was certainly offensive, this incident should not lead to censorship or administrative oversight of the student newspaper by this high school. Students should be allowed to have this discussion, and the school should recognize that the author of this offensive article wrote these backward and distasteful statements not out of hatred, but from genuine religious beliefs. The editors of the paper, on the other hand, probably should have advised the columnist to reform his language, noting that calling someone a sinner is a poor way to persuade others to support his or her argument. However, if the district does not allow students in a high school setting to discuss controversial issues in an open forum, then this could truly lead to a step back on the issue of freedom, in terms of both speech and sexual rights. Students opposed to homosexuality or gay marriage would not be given the opportunity to hear counterarguments, creating an impenetrable wall against persuasion. And the district should certainly not allow pro-equality columns while censoring those on the other side. Contrary to the beliefs of psychology professors like Christine Smith of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay who said that debates like this could have devastating effects, high school students are old enough to discuss these issues. Not allowing them the ability to do so would be an assault on freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of thought. The most offensive speech, especially political speech, always deserves the most protection. (Editors note: The phrase We just hunted them down and killed them at the end of the print version of last Fridays column Columnist shows elitism when addressing classroom, religion should not have appeared.) UF needs better investment strategyIs there anything UF could do to raise funds for higher education in Florida during this tough-budget environment? The go-to answers are to raise tuition, raise new taxes or get some rich people to donate money, but there is an answer that might not be as obvious: Use the fees charged to UFs endowment fund. For those of you who couldnt care less about investing, our university uses a part of its $1.3 billion (as of June 30) endowment that it uses to fund activities and scholarships that couldnt reasonably come from public funds or tuition dollars. Prior to 1960, many colleges invested money in bonds for the stability of their money as well as modest incomes. Gradually, higher educational institutions moved toward investing their funds in stocks of public corporations. However, it was the practices of the Ivy League schools that changed how universities managed their donations from alumni and others. In 1985, David Swenson began his tenure as the chief money heavily into hedge funds, private equity, private real estate deals and other alternative investments. All of these types of investments were not widely used and most of the public had not heard of hedge funds. He was enormously successful in his decision and all the other Ivy League schools followed. After a period of time in the early 2000s, many universities, UF included, moved a big chunk of their money toward these high-risk, high-fee investments. As of its most recent report from June 30, UF has close to 60 percent of its endowment money in things besides stocks and bonds. Many experts feel that bonds are going you have to do is look at the interest you get paid on your savings account to see that. Because of low interest rates, some feel that the only way universities like UF can spend the way UF has is to take more risks with its endowment. The problem is that all these fancy investments carry very high fees. UFICO, which manages the endowment, takes a 1.3 percent cut annually. After that, some of the investors the endowment gives money top of 20 percent of all positive returns. It is probably a conservative estimate to guess that we spend away 3 to 4 percent of our total endowment money each year on fees alone. This comes to somewhere between $39 million to $51 million in fees. UFICO does not release information on how much it pays in fees, so there is no way of knowing what the true cost of its investment strategy is. Its argument would probably be that the only way to generate large returns for the future is to invest like it has, but the endowments been beaten for a cost of less than 0.10 percent of the endowment, or $1.3 million total, with a simple portfolio of 50 percent U.S. stocks and 50 percent U.S. bonds in simple index funds. Now that everyone is using alternative investments, their long-term effectiveness must look a lot more like the broad stock market, except this stuff has to outperform by at least 2 percent per year just to stay even after fees! Our endowment supposedly has done very well recently; after all, it received a reward from the hedge fund industry in New York City. Id probably give them an award too, if they gave me so many millions. UF would be better served with a simple low-cost passive investment strategy that shuns the selfinterested advice of Wall Street. Travis Hornsby is a statistics and economics senior at UF. His column appears on Mondays. Travis Hornsbyopinions@alligator.org

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 In the past, the Anonymous collective has occasionally used its powers for good. Users helped track down the girl who threw puppies in the river, and its aided in shutting down child pornography sites. But the group may now be harnessing its powers for an unworthy mission. A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Department of JusMegaupload, claiming the website violated copyright laws. A judge in New Zealand denied bail to Kim Dotcom, the websites founder, about a week ago. Recently it was announced that as early as a couple of weeks from now, 50 million users could have their uploaded content permanently deleted. Shutting down Megaupload happened to take place the day after websites such as Google and Wikipedia blacked out in protest of SOPA and PIPA. So naturally, Anonymous hacktivists and large parts of the Internet community went nuts over it. Calm down. The cops most likely wont burst into your house tomorrow, see the music you downloaded illegally and throw you in jail without due process. First, taking down Megaupload wasnt the governments reaction to the blackout protests, as it could not have been a single-day operation. The U.S. Justice Department reported (without extensive media coverage) anti-SOPA blackouts. Second, Megaupload had it coming. sharing sites as long as they remove copyrighted mateprograms and staff in place that almost immediately ing you should try this, but if you upload a video with Toxic by Britney Spears playing in the background, in a short while youll get an email from YouTube telling you theyve removed your content.) According to Reuters, prosecutors said Megaupload University of Oregon associate professor Reza Rejaie helped publish a study that looks closely at who uploads these sites had low regulations by accident. The person who established the website, on the one hand, is not to blame, Rejaie said. But think about it, how do they make money? What is interesting content? Copyrighted content. I think they have an incentive not to remove that material. of copyrighted material more than $500 million while making themselves more than $175 million. This money came partly from advertising but mostly from subscription fees. These accusations dont include the claim that Megaupload executives were also involved in money laundering. Several Megaeteering. So if Megaupload was involved in all of this, why did the Internet community react so strongly against the government taking it down? Because the website wasnt all bad. You may have seen the (poorly edited and super awkward) video featuring various celebrities outwardly supporting Megaupload. These celebrities (Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Lil Jon and others) possibly spoke in favor of Megaupload partly because they were paid to. Lets be real, Dotcom probably has so much money hed be able to pay off my student loans with one check. But also, artists get a pretty bad cut from record companies. song. And honestly, which great band ever wrote a song about how much they loved the music industry? Additionally, much of the material hosted on the site was legitimate. Michael Beardsworth, a computer and information science major at UO, said he believes the government is Information wants to be free, and censorship to protect copyright is ultimately a failing strategy, he said. that although the U.S. Justice Department shut down from hosting illegal material. Its good that they took the site down, but its a lot of effort to shut down something thats going to have a similar replica back up and running soon, Bochsler said. For those in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act, maybe this shutdown was a good thing. The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI have now shown Congress it doesnt need to pass a poorly worded bill into law to take down websites that host copyrighted material. As we wait for the Megaupload game to play out, pay attention to the protests against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement that are happening all over Europe. The agreement was signed by the United States in October 2011 without Senate approval and is awfully similar to the SOPA and PIPA bills the community fought so hard to push out of Congress a couple weeks ago. Ponta Abadi is a columnist for the Oregon Daily Emerald at the University of Oregon. Megaupload shutdown causes controversyUWire Two things I wish Id known before coming to college: 1) Professors of liberal arts rarely provide worthwhile readings, and 2) The risk of clogging a friends toilet is never worth taking. The latter has an easy remedy: Never poop in a toilet of someone you know. The former leads me to engage in what I call academic warfare. What is academic warfare, you ask? Well, its creatively interpreting paper assignments in such a way that puts your professors in a quandary. Let me give you some examples of what I mean. arts professor is to include intense engineering discussions in my papers for that class. For instance, I was not a fan of my international relations class (mostly course, the professor required students to write a paper evaluating an anonymous argument on an international issue. I chose the one on climate change and described in detail how a crisis situation would lead all nations to pool their resources and design a rotating settlement in L5 orbit that has the means to construct a solar shield in L1 orbit using Superadobe derived from lunar regolith to reduce sunlight to the Earth by a mere .5 percent. (I also cited Captain Planet.) Another technique is to cite awkward sources and frame your argument in a manner that makes your professor uncomfortable. I previously took an English class on how viral videos circulate that was taught by signment for class centered on a paper discussing the use and abuse of copyright for corporate purposes. I generally believe the current state of copyright law gives copyright holders way too much control over culture to the point where its restricting speech. an unsavory implication: lenography. Disney may want Jessica Rabbit depicted only as a lady in the parlor, but broadening fair use would bring out her inner whore on the street. So I framed my argument against corporate control of copyright in such a way that agreeing with it by implication required the reader to consider the freedoms this would give to toon pornographers. Even further, when writing papers, I try to make them as dense as the readings for the class. Not long ago, I received an email from a friend maligning a judge for using the words withal, pellucid, asseverates, integument and lacunae in his juditheory. While my friend unfortunately was at the judges verbal mercy, I was lucky enough to have the professor at mine. I noted all the ridiculous syntax and diction in the article and used all the same sentence structures and words in my essay for the class. If a professor requires I wade through a pellucid swamp of academic obscurantism, I will make that professor do the same. When people hear of my antics, theyre typically shocked that I would be so ballsy. To that, I say, Engaging in academic warfare is only dangerous if you do not have a valid point to make and dont know the material. Weird looks usually follow that proclamation. But if you know what youre talking about, framing it creatively usually secures an even higher grade. On all the papers I mentioned earlier, I received an A. bothers the professor. The power is yours. Chip Skambis is an English and telecommunication junior at UF. His column appears on Mondays. Academic warfare: Get creative with class assignmentsColumnPonta AbadiUWire Chip Skambisopinions@alligator.org

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SHELBY WEBBAlligator Contributing Writer Madison Kirbys hands were full. Her son was hanging out with the wrong crowd, shooting heroin and heading down the same path as her lowlife ex-husband. in a ditch, covered in urine. She raged at him and stormed off. Exit stage right. The 20-year-old telecommunication and Squitieri Studio Theatre in the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts as the next set of per formers replaced her. The seventh annual Gainesville Improv Festival ended Saturday after four days of workshops, shows and an endless number of awkward situations. The festival featured performances from improv groups across the country, including UF improv and sketch comedy group Theatre Strike Force. Improv consists of improvised comedy routines with no planning, costumes or set changes. The same actors could play multiple roles in one show. TSF includes three long-form improv teams that string together a series of scenes in 30 minutes. The short-form improv team plays games similar to Whose Line is it Anyway? The 40 to 50 members of TSF perform at four Gator Nights a semester and do shows for groups such as sororities and Florida Blue Key. Ryan Phillips is a member of TSFs shortform group and the long-form Delta Group. The 20-year-old computer software engineer sophomore said he likes the laid-back nature of the teams. Theres no practice, theres no homework, he said. If youre in a sport you have to train, but in improv its as simple as showing up. Teachers from Chicagos famed The Second City improv and Improv Olympic Theater groups taught workshops throughout the festival. They boast alumni such as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carrell. Phillips said the teachers and improv teams from Chicago are in a different realm than TSF, but he thinks TSF does remarkably well for the time and resources it has. Were trying to recreate what professional groups do in years in one semester, Phillips said. When Delta Group took the stage Thursday night, its seven members rushed to the wings. A son and a mother walked out and began arguing about the sons new heroin habit and his drug-dealing friend Jimmy. The mother pointed out that her ex-husbands friend named Jimmy also sold drugs. Thats when her son exploded. So what? he exclaimed. Cant I have friends with that name? Its the same Jimmy, his mother retorted. Hes like 20 years older than you! Another player tapped the son on the shoulder, the actors switched and a new scene began. After a few unrelated scenes about awkward personalities, home-wrecking and gaydar, Jimmy surfaced as an actual character. The boys mother confronted him about his drug dealing. They got into a heated debate, but they were replaced with another scene in about a minute. Phillips said keeping up with the fast pace The hard part isnt coming up with a storyline in your head, he said. The hard part is coming up with a storyline with your players. You dont know what theyre thinking. The drug-addict son scenario popped up periodically until the last scene. The players entered a sewer system and found Jimmy again, this time with the sewer Jimmy leaned on the sewer king affectionately and asked the son where his mom was. When the boy tearfully replied that he didnt know, a booming voice replied and the boys mother entered the scene. Im right here, she yelled. I dont want to have to ID another pee body. She paused. I mean a body with pee on it, not the award. 8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffLocal comedy troupe the Delta Group performs at the Gainesville Improv Festival on Thursday night. LOcalCALLocal, national improv groups perform, learn at annual festival

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffMelissa Clarke, an 18-year-old health science freshman, writes down websites that will help her prepare for an interview at the 10th Annual Black Student Leadership Conference on Saturday afternoon. SARAH LOFTUSAlligator Contributing Writer Conference encourages giving back THE ASSOCIATED PRESS US Army: Brigadier general dies from natural causes

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ALLIGATORDont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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 Martine 352-682-9126 or email mjangrand@gmail.com or mangrand@ufl.edu. Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 2-13-11-30-4 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. 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12, ALLIGATOR 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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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Florida vs. Kentucky on TuesdayCan the Gators beat the Wildcats in Rupp Arena Tuesday? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. Also, visit the website for an all-inclusive preview JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer Lanita Bartley was the best player on the court in Floridas tilt against Ole Miss. She harassed the Rebels in the full-court press, grabbed rebounds among the big bodies in the paint and scored seemingly at will in the Gators 84-55 victory Sunday. We take pride in our defense and I think thats real personal to [Bartley], coach Amanda Butler said. We always have a chance to beat anyone were playing because of the competitive spirit we have at the point guard position, and shes certainly a giant part of that. Bartley led Florida with 17 points and a career-high 10 reShe also chipped in a team-best four assists and one steal. I just like to crash, Bartley said. I just make sure my other guard is back and then I get to crash. While the senior guard dominated from a statistical standpoint, Bartleys greatest contribution was her court presence, particularly in the transition game. Bartley played 29 minutes Sunday and in that time, Florida dominated Ole Miss defensively. With Bartley on the court, the Gators outscored the Rebels 67-40 and forced 12 of the visiting squads 13 turnovers. Conversely, Floridas advantage shrunk to 17-15 sans Bartley. get 10 rebounds. While Bartley played her best game of the season, she was not the only senior to step up against Ole Miss. Stewart turned in her best offensive performance of the year, putting up 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting. Stewarts effort marks her second consecutive game with doutests to 9.2 points per game. Florida sophomore gymnast Mackenzie Caquatto won her second straight bars title against Alabama on Friday. See story, page 16. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer Kenny Boynton has not always been comfortable with clearing his mind and closing tight games for the Gators. Despite his reputation as a high-volume shooter during his ton found that forgetting one of his missed shots could be more complicated than simply taking another. In the past years, my conBoynton said. I was reading a lot (of what other people wrote about me) and I wasnt used to not making shots. So when Boynton, a junior guard, saw his personal-best scoring pace begin to slow down three weeks into UFs Southeastern Conference slate, he tried not to panic like he did earlier in his career. Against LSU on Jan. 21, his 34-game 3-point streak ended, as did his overall national lead in made threes. Two games later, when UF hosted Mississippi State, Boynton, again, went 0-for3 from deep and scored a seasonlow two points. Through 15 non-conference games, he averaged 19.5 points games, Boyntons scoring dipped to 11.7 points each outing. At some point in the season, everybody goes through about two or three games where their shot goes off, Boynton said. That was just my twoor threegame stretch. I dont think there was ever a chance where I was worried about my shot. In Floridas pair of wins against South Carolina and Vanderbilt, Boynton rebounded from his sub-par offensive performances by scoring 42 combined points and matching his season average in back-to-back conference games Perhaps even more important was the way Boynton, and the Gators victory. Boynton scored a combined 12 points on seven free throws, a 1:09 against the Gamecocks and 1:01 against the Commodores. Throughout the whole season weve shown that we could David Carr / AlligatorFlorida junior guard Kenny Boynton scored a team-high 18 points in Saturdays 73-65 win against Vanderbilt at the OConnell Center. WOMENS BASKETBALLBoynton back to mid-season formseeSEE HOOPS, paPA GeE 15Poll ResultsWhat grade would you assign the Gators recruiting class for 2012? 53% A 41% B 5% C 1% D97 total votes ACCORDING TO A SOURCE, RHEA SUFFERED SEVERE FACIAL INJURIES IN THE ACCIDENT. JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Writer Two UF lacrosse players were involved in a scooter accident Friday afternoon. According to a team spokesman for the lacrosse program, Colby Rhea and Ashley Bruns were driving a scooter near crashed into a car at the corner of Southwest 34th Street and Southwest 20th Avenue between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. According to a source close to the program, Rhea suffered severe facial injuries that required stitches. The team spokesman said Bruns was not seriously hurt in the accident tent of Rheas injuries. A separate source close to the situation said that Rhea had to be taken from the scene in an ambulance. don, Md., appeared in 19 games for the Gators in 2011, scoring 15 goals and recording three assists. Bruns, a junior attacker and native of Ellicott City, Md., was the Gators secondleading scorer with 46 goals and 28 assists. She was also a 2011 All-ALC First Team selection.Bruns, Rhea involved in scooter accident near campus FridayRhea Bartley leads Gators to blowout home winseeSEE W-HOOPS, paPA GeE 15Leading scorer Saturday foot-whatever and get 10 rebounds.Amanda ButlerUF coach

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14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 Alligator File PhotoFlorida junior shortshop Nolan Fontana said he is working to be a mentor for younger players like freshman Casey Turgeon as the Gators search for a new second baseman. BRYAN HOLT Alligator Writer Nolan Fontana remembers being a freshman and searching for advice. didnt have to look far for answers. Positioned next to him was second baseman Josh Adams, who gave Fontana what edge. tell Fontana. From high school to colspring training for the Miami Marlins, fresh faces. time at second. geon. ting the nod at second base. ton. action and repeated reps. thats what will happen, Fontana said. er, it will be Fontanas job to be a leader here, Fontana said. that. tled. Adams was Floridas all-time leader replaced. Fontana adjusting to life without Adams at second Josh put me under his wing when I got here, thats what Im doing now with a couple guys. Theyre all working real hard.Nolan FontanashortstopBASEBALL

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bounce back when a team throws a punch at us, Boynton said. We closed the (Vandy) game out well. I think weve been struggling earlier in the year with free throws but when its time to make free throws I think overall as a team we make them. Boynton went 13 of 15 from the free-throw line, including 5 for 5 against Vanderbilt, over the two games. In his six previous SEC games, he had made only 9 of 15 from the charity stripe. Senior guard Erving Walker, who assisted on Boyntons three in the Vandy, was also perfect from the line on four free throws. So far in SEC, I think were a lot better, Walker said. Guys are just stepping to the line Altogether against the Commodores, the Gators went 16 of 17 from the line after entering the game ranked 10th in the conference in freethrow shooting percentage. Even earlier in the year, we were shooting like 53 or 54 percent from the free-throw line, coach Billy Donovan said. Its all focus and I do think some of this stuff with these guys is when theyre playing and they get fouled, theyre living in stuff thats either happened in the past and their mind wanders. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15 John Boothe and Natalie Teer / Alligator StaffStewart, Shine score 14 against Ole Miss W-HOOPS, from page 13Aundre Larrow / AlligatorFlorida point guard Lanita Bartley led the Gators with 17 points and 10 rebounds in a 84-55 win against Ole Miss on Sunday. Im having great practices, Stewart said. (Im) just trying to be a threat all the time and posting hard. It sets up my next play. Stewart also grabbed seven rebounds, putting her third behind Bartley and redshirt senior forward Ndidi Madu for the game. Madu pulled down eight boards and scored eight points, coming just one basket short of three straight games with doubledigit scoring. She also matched her career-high with four assists, tying with Bartley for the team lead. Led by Stewart and Madu, UF won the battle in the paint 36-26. We wanted [the post] tack, Butler said. Lets go right at the block. Lets make them stop us there. A comfortable lead in the second half allowed Florida to give sigEvery Gator that suited up scored against the Rebels for the second consecutive game The player that took greatest advantage of her increased time was sophomore guard Brittany Shine. She matched her season-high total of 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting, boosted by a 67 percent clip from beyond the arc. Shine takes great pride in her offensive game and being such an instant offensive threat, Butler said. She really just plays Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator. org. HOOPS, from page 13Boynton, Gators stepping up at free-throw line UF Bask etball Butler

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16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 Alligator File PhotoSophomore gymnast Mackenzie Caquatto won her second straight bars title last Friday with a 9.9. GYMNASTICS THE UF SOPHOMORE IS STILL RECOVERING FROM TWO SERIOUS ANKLE INJURIES SHE SUFFERED LAST SEPTEMBER. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer When Mackenzie Caquatto gracefully swung from the uneven bars and then nailed her dismount last Friday, her ankles looked great. But the truth is her injuries are not 100 percent healed just yet. Caquatto, a sophomore, is slowly returning back to top form after spraining and tearing ligaments in both of her ankles last September dur 2011 U.S. world team. Its day-to-day, coach Rhonda Faehn said. One day [the injury] feels pretty good, the next day its not good. Were hoping to just catch more of those good days than bad ones. In her last two meets, Caquatto wrapped up two impressive perfor mances on bars. In UFs quad win against topranked Arkansas, No. 24 Maryland and Bridgeport, she recorded a 9.95 to win the bars title against a loaded Caquatto didnt skip a beat in No. 3 Floridas 197.725-196.90 loss to defending national champion No. 6 Alabama last Friday. She scored a 9.9 to win her second consecutive bars title. Her 9.9 tied for the highest individual-event score the Gators tallied in Tuscaloosa, Ala., last Friday, as Caquatto was one of Floridas bright spots that night. We started off strong on bars, Faehn said. I was really proud of [Caquatto] coming in with another bar title. Gator, she averaged a 9.86 on bars, an event which is her specialty. She also competed two times as an all-around competitor and frequently took part in balance beam and vault lineups. According to Faehn, a return to beam for Caquatto will not happen for at least another month, although she started the beginning steps of a beam dismount during practice last Monday. Faehn also said two weeks ago that lineup by the end of the regular season. Initially, before season started, we had hoped that she would be ready for balance beam by [last Friday or this weekend], Faehn said. But realistically speaking, I would say about a month or so. While the road back from ankle injuries has been a tumultuous one for Caquatto, her two bars titles this season signify progress in the face of adversity. When you have severe ligament tears in both ankles, its worse than a break, Faehn said. Caquatto wins second straight on bars



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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 94 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida 79 /54Images of a community in mourningPhotos accompany a story about grieving Brazilian church, pg 5. UF hosts annual improv festivalGroups from across the country participated, pg 8. MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writer MARIETTA, Ga. Apostle Aron Amazonas stood in front of his congregation members and tried to soothe their hearts. Its important for us to cry for them, he said Sunday. Were having our time of mourning. But not everything died. While he spoke, the members of the International Church of the Restoration clutched tissues and patted their eyes. Some wore braces from still-healing injuries. For this church, there are some wounds that doctors just cant heal. A week ago Sunday, the 120-member Brazilian church Gainesville. Smoke from a Paynes Prairie Preserve State least 20 went to the hospital. Since then, the congregation has been coming to terms with concepts of life, death and faith. In a town where even fast-food restaurants play Christian rock, people ing, even if the answers dont ever seem to come. The Bible says our natural mind cant understand the hand of God, the head pastor said. The Bible says there is a season to be born, and a season to die ... a season to laugh, and a season to cry. A woman sobbed quietly. Another woman furrowed her brow and prayed. Joilson Lima, 34-year-old youth pastor and a survivor of the wrecks, squeezed another church members hand when she put it on his shoulder. He wore a neck brace and a look of silent grief. They cant come back to us anymore, the pastor continued, pointing to the ceiling. But, one day, we will meet them.Students celebrate Chinese New YearThe Chinese American Student Association rang in the Year of the Dragon, pg. 3. Kenny Boynton helped close out Saturdays win against Vanderbilt FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff From left to right: Jessika and Jefferson Carmo, 17 and 13, whose father died in the Interstate 75 wrecks, stand with Joilson Lima, 34, who survived the wrecks, and Fabio Souza, 41, current caretaker of Lidiane Carmo, 15, during a service at the International Church of the Restoration in Marietta, Ga., on Sunday afternoon. Lidiane is still at Shands at UF and currently in the company of Souzas wife. A season to cry: A community mourns loss of familyI-75 ACCIDENT BENJAMIN S. BRASCH Alligator Writer Businesses in Gainesville are finding creative ways to keep talented computer programming students in town. The most productive programmers can have a six-figure job secured by their junior year, and most students can earn a job that said Amir Rubin, organizer of a hackathon event put on by the Florida Innovation Hub at UF and some of its companies. A hacker means someone who can make something work, he said. The great hackers dont do it for the money; they do it for the creation and the joy of it. dents, put their coding skills on display for companies to see Saturday in a 12-hour marathon coding session. SW Second Ave., is part of the Innovation Square project that helps companies started at UF and around the state grow and succeed. Competitors were given five computerrelated scenarios to solve, or they could bring in their own. When you get together and do cool things, it builds the community, said Joe Thuemler, a 20-year-old math major. He has been coding for six years and was an intern at Microsoft. Thuemler and his team of two other UF students are making HypeFrog, a program used for presenting coding projects. The program optimizes the projects for the web and makes the presentation aspect easier. This is an example of what I am going to be doing in the workplace, he said. At the event, software companies such as Totuit, Shadow Health and Feathr were out recruiting. Because there are big names in the community here, you want to sell yourself, Thuemler said. These people could be hiring you in the very near future. Rubin, organizer of the hackathon and UF computer engineering alumnus, agrees. Programming interns in the Gainesville community can be paid anywhere from At the competition, about seven technology companies were looking for interns to hire and keep in the Gainesville area, he said. Tucker-Davis Technologies, UFs Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation prize money, he said. They are putting in a lot of money just to reach out to students, Rubin said. Tech companies were searching for programmersSEE SERVICE, PAGE 4 A hacker means someone who can make something work.Amir Rubinorganizer of hackathon event

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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 94 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?Return of Alpha Zeta Rose Sale Today through Feb. 14 Want to surprise a loved one or a dear friend with some roses this Valentines Day? The Alpha Zeta Rose Sale returns this year to make it possible. Contact Gernide Zamor at gzamor08@ ufl.edu for an order form. Once submitted, members of Alpha Zeta will deliver the order anywhere on campus (faculty and staff only). Orders range from bouquets to single roses. Kaplan Course Auction Today to Friday Need to study for the GMAT or LSAT? Project MASCOT is auctioning both Kaplan course packets starting at $300 each to raise money for an elementary school trip to SeaWorld. Visit facebook.com/projectmascot for more details. Near Andersonville: Winslow Homers Civil War Tuesday, 6 p.m. Harn Museum of Art The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will host noted historian Peter H. Wood as he discusses Winslow Homers painting Near Andersonville, the 1864 election of Abraham Lincoln and the contested meanings of emancipation. For more information, visit www.history. ufl.edu/oral or call SPOHP at 352-392-7168. Gator Basketball Watch Party Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Reitz Union Game Room Come cheer on the Gators as they take on the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats. The game will be shown on all of the game rooms six large-screen TVs. There will be chances to win a free game of bowling or a free hour of pool throughout the game. Gainesville Crohns and Colitis support group Tuesday, 7 p.m. American Cancer Society Hope ing for committed volunteers for ongoing projects and upcoming events. The organization works to find homes for shelter animals in order to end euthanasia in Gainesville. Come to the meeting to find out about volunteer and leadership opportunities this semester. Ignorance, Women and Excellent Science Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Ustler Hall Atrium Philosopher of science and technology professor Carla Fehr (University of Waterloo) will discuss the role of women in academic science and engineering research, and the impact of scientific diversity on research innovation. A Q&A will follow. For more information, visit www.humanities. ufl.edu. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Lodge, 2121 SW 16th St. If you have inflammatory bowel disease, come find support with others. The group is very welcoming and understands what youve been through. For more information, contact Dennis@ UCVlog.com. Collaborating with Strangers Workshop Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. University Gallery (Fine Arts Bldg. B) Those with creative potential can unmask their creative potential, find quick ways to make long-term connections, turn small talk into big ideas. The workshop connects students and faculty on campus during 3-minute speed-meetings. Sponsored by the George A. Smathers Libraries. To register and get more information, visit www. uflib.ufl.edu/pio/CoLAB/ home.html. Golden Key General Body Meeting Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m. Turlington, Room L001 Come out to Golden Keys second meeting to learn about ongoing events and opportunities this semester. There will be free pizza, soda and a performance by Theatre Strike Force. Bring childrens toys and clothing for the Footprints collection drive to be donated to kids at Shands. Gators Assisting Pets Interest Meeting Wednesday, 8-9 p.m. Stuzin Hall, Room 200 Gators Assisting Pets is look-PARTLY CLOUDY 79/53 PARTLY CLOUDY 75/49 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/54 CLOUDY 71/52 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/48 FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 Feb. 7, 1973: Negotiations reached a stalemate between UFs off-campus housing director and the Village Apartments over complaints presented by student residents in the complex. Complaints came after the former tenants arrived at the complex to discover that work on certain promised facilities, including a paved road and cable TV, had not begun. The complexs manager countered that former tenants failed to give notice before leaving and return their keys. Feb. 10, 1986: With only two days left before candidates and two independent candidates tried to familiarize more students with their platforms. The Beach Party platform included a promised to create a movie/VCR rental service in the Reitz Union, while the Florida Student Party candidate and one independent promised to create a computerized drop/ add procedure. Feb. 10, 1999: A UF student was picked to be on WebDorm, a website that broadcasted video from student dormitory rooms across the country. The student, Cody Ward, already ran a website displaying a picture of his Weaver Hall dorm room updated every 15 seconds. Maybe Ill get on [MTVs] the Real World or something, he said. Feb. 13, 2003: Construction is under way on a new community center for Jewish UF students. The $7 million center, to be named the Hillel at the University of Florida Norman Lipoff Building, will be on Univer WADE MILLWARDAlex Catalano / Alligator StaffMembers of the Gainesville Chinese School perform the Chinese yo-yo Saturday evening at the Chinese American Student Associations Chinese New Year show, Awaken the Dragon. MATT BOLESAlligator Contributing WriterSome UF students celebrated the New Year last month with tipsy kisses and champagne, but a group in the Reitz Union rang it in with a lion dance and kung fu this weekend. The Chinese American Student Association rang in the Year of the Dragon in the Grand Ballroom on Saturday night. Its Awaken the Dragon show celebrated the Chinese New Year, which lasts from from Jan. 23 to Feb. 9, 2013, according to the Chinese calendar. The eight featured performances ranged from singing to skits and lion dances. CASA President Angel Cheong estimated about 400 people attended. The group hosts the event each year, said Jason Liu, CASA historian and 19-year-old sociology freshman. He said they market the celebration to all students, not just the organizations members. how different cultures do things, said Michael Demaio, a 25-year-old philosophy junior. Demaio said though he is not Chinese he is interested in the cultures of China, South Korea and Japan. He is a member of CASA and the Filipino Student Association. The show brought cultural awareness to Gainesville, said Kevina Lee, a 21-yearold journalism junior and editor-in-chief of Sparks Magazine, an Asian-interest magazine at UF. It really shows we come together to bring cultural awareness to this campus, she said. This is the year of the Black Water Dragon, according to the event brochure.Students celebrate Chinese New Year

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MONDAY FEATURE BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterTom and Stephanie walk through a door covered in peeling brown paint and leave behind the ordinary. They play queen and king at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, presiding over the live-action chess match. It plays out like a drama in which they both have key roles. Its good to be the king, said Henry II, played by Tom Dalton, 43. The king and queen are from Gainesville and Lake City, respectively. Dalton is a network engineer and Stephanie Tyson is a librarian. Theyve been members of the Thieves Guilde, the acting troupe that works at the fair every year, for a combined seven years. ty dialogue and complex costumes. Inside a staging area, members of the troupe rehearse scenes and stunts and give each other pointers on things like holding weapons and rolling without injury. Dalton is a 6-foot-7 ex-basketball center for Osceola High School in Seminole. I never would have seen myself doing this in high school, he said. I was not a drama guy. Hes in a purple shirt. On his head is a simple crown. On his back, a black and silver cape lined with silver diamond-shaped studs. Hes proud of his decision to be the king. Next to Dalton, sitting in a fold-up lawn chair, is 6-foot Stephanie Tyson. Shes in a purple-and-beige dress with gold-and-white sleeves. She jokes with other cast members, but once outside and in character, they are measly peasants. Shes been an actor for about a decade and loves performing for others. Tyson has played a lead role three out of the four years she has been with the Thieves Guilde. The duos day jobs are a far cry from the fantasy of the fair. Tyson tells stories to middle and high school students, and Dalton works in the IT department at Main Street Broadband. weekend I am a smart-ass king, Dalton said. He found the troupe when his 16-year-old daughter wanted to learn stage combat, which the guild specializes in. Any time your teenage child asks you if you want to do something together for the next eight weeks, you say yes, he said. Actors audition in September and start rehearsing in October for the fair, usually held around the beginning of the year. For the rest of this story, visit alligator.orgKing and queen of medieval fair revel in regal roles4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffQueen Eleanor, played by Stephanie Tyson, 30, and King Henry II, played by Tom Dalton, 43, march through the 26th annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire on their way to perform in a live-action chess game. Marietta pastor says God will use community's pain for good The night of the accident, before they left Orlando, Aron Amazonas wished the Carmos a safe drive. He prayed over his second family, asking God to lead them safely home. He wrapped his arms around Jose Carmo Jr., his nextdoor neighbor and fellow pastor, and said goodbye to the rest of the family: Adriana Carmo, Joses wife, and 17-yearold Leticia Carmo, the couples elder daughter. The younger Carmo daughter, 15-year-old Lidiane, wandered the halls and missed the prayer. Amazonas looked into their faces and bid Jose, Adriana and Leticia goodbye for the last time. Then they left. The drive from the Christian conference in Orlando to Cobb County, Ga., would take all night. Jose wanted to get back to the church in Marietta, Ga. He didnt want to let his members down by missing the Sunday service. As the churchs two vans cruised down Interstate 75 on Jan. 29, the fatigued passengers were rocked to sleep by a ers. It was 4 a.m. as they entered the darkest week their church has known. A church speaker would later call it the churchs valley of shadows on the way to green pastures. Up ahead, a chain reaction of wreck after wreck started. Their van slammed into a semitrailer, killing Jose, Adriana, Leticia and two other church members: Edson Carmo, Joses brother, and Roselia DeSilva, Edsons girlfriend. David Pimentel, a 31-year-old church member who sur vived a crash in the second van, said he rushed to Joses van to see if they were OK. He could only see half of a foot in front of him. The injured limped along the highway. He looked in the van and saw the dead. Then, movement. David grabbed a nearby emergency worker and shouted, Just come here. We have someone alive. As workers pried the van open with the Jaws of Life, they saw Lidiane sprawled on top of her parents bodies. Leticia, Lidiane moaned. Leticia. Leticia. Leticia. going to marry her. Youre crazy, she told him. Who are you? I dont know you. The smitten young man looked at her and said he would visit daily until he won her over. He charmed her parents and slowly stole the shy girls heart. They were married in Goiania, Brazil. A Christian upbringing and a father in the clergy led Jose to become a pastor. daughters. They came to Georgia in 1999 to work in a series of small that up because he felt God was calling him. Five years ago, Aron moved from Miami to Kennesaw, Ga. He said Jose was more than willing to help him move into his new home. The house next door was up for sale. They decided to become neighbors. Leticia started to bond with the Amazonas family. She would come home from Sprayberry High School, drop off her backpack and make a beeline for the Amazonas home. Shed spill out her heart to Aron, who helped her deal with boy drama and future college concerns. At some point, she started calling him second Daddy. She wanted to be a model, a singer, a doctor she envisioned a full, exciting life. She took cosmetology classes and begged to have photos taken of her. The Amazonas familys camera is full of her portraits. The thing that hurts in my heart for her, Aron said, is that she was so young, and she had so many dreams. Lidiane takes after her mother and doesnt thrive off attention like her sister did. Aron said hes worried about how shell deal with the TV cameras and media interviews that will inevitably come her way. When any Sunday service ended and Leticia headed to the Amazonas home, Lidiane would go home to her parents. I felt a deep pain in my heart for her because I know how close she was to her parents, Aron said. After Lidiane was taken to Shands at UF, she slipped into a coma. Her ribs and arm were broken. Her liver and lungs were badly damaged. There was internal bleeding. Aron said the doctor told him that after the accident, her condition wasnt looking good. Shes very bad, he said the doctor told him. If she doesnt react in two hours, shell pass away. Aron rallied his congregation and called their mother church in Brazil. Soon, thousands of people were praying. They needed a miracle. She woke up Monday morning looking for her sister. A week after her loss, Lidiane is being cared for by her uncle, Fabio Souza, who treated her and Leticia like they were his own. Lidiane remained tucked into a Shands hospital bed, her aunt watching over her, while her uncle traveled to Georgia Sunday to tell her church that she's OK. Aron said she is conscious and knows who she is. In the coming months, shell learn who she must become to deal with this loss, he said. While Lidiane rests safely in her hospital bed, her uncle is working to help untangle a web of immigration issues. The Carmo familys visas have expired. For a few days last week, the church was worried Lidiane, who has lived in Georgia since she was 2 years old, would be deported to Brazil. But Aron wants Lidiane to come home to her uncle, aunt, classmates and, most important, her second family. During the service, the congregation sang about love. He is jealous for me, they sang. Loves like a hurricane. I am a tree. Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy. During his sermon, Aron said God will use the churchs pain to plant a seed, which will grow and blossom into great plans. "Were going to look into the future God has. The best God has is yet to come, he said. Were going to look at Lidiane and were going to know that God has the greatest project thats left in our lives. Aron said it will cost $51,000 to ship the bodies from Flor ida to Marietta, Ga., for a memorial service and then to Brazil for a family burial. Sunday morning, exactly a week after the accidents, the marred section of I-75 is slowly being repaired, the injured are returning home and investigations into the deaths loom. The church, too, will heal with time. The services in the church will go on, the pastor told the congregation. Everything will go on. The song continued: If grace is an ocean, were all sinking. While Lidiane rested and her church grieved, a downpour blanketed this small Southern town, as if watering the seeds left behind. To donate to the Carmo family funeral fund, visit any Bank of America and donate to account number 334036157634. SERVICE, from page 1 I felt a deep pain in my heart for her because I know how close she was to her parents."Apostle Aron Amazonashead pastor of the International Church of the Restoration

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffA season to cryMarietta, Ga. (Above) Weberson Barbosa of Marietta, Ga., 36, claps during a service at the International Church of the Restoration on Sunday afternoon. Barbosa is a survivor of the series of Interstate 75 wrecks that killed 11 people. (Right) Christopher Guilmet, 40, comforts his wife Andreia Guilmet, 37, in front of a memorial photo collage for the Carmo family during a service at International Church of the Restoration.

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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 EditorialMONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Did you watch the Super Bowl? Fridays question: Seniors: Have you applied for your degree?53 TOTAL VOTES57% YES 43% NO Freedom of DebateHigh school paper right to discuss gay rights The issue of gay rights can rarely be debated without stir ring up some controversy especially if religion gets tossed into the mix. The editorial page of Hawks Post, the student newspaper at Shawano High School in Shawano, Wis., featured a point-counterpoint column discussing the issue of gay adoptions. One column argued that sexual orientation has nothing to do with a persons ability to raise children. The opposing column not only argued that same-sex parents should not be allowed to adopt, but also that homosexuality is a sin punishable by death. Guess which column upset everyone? Nick Uttecht, who is raising four children with his partner Michael McNelly, complained to the school district that the column was hateful and could encourage bullying directed at children with same-sex parents. District Superintendent Todd Carlson told USA Today that offensive articles cultivating a negative environment of disrespect are not appropriate or condoned by the school district. He went on to say that he was taking steps to prevent this from happening again. While the column attacking homosexuality was certainly offensive, this incident should not lead to censorship or administrative oversight of the student newspaper by this high school. Students should be allowed to have this discussion, and the school should recognize that the author of this offensive article wrote these backward and distasteful statements not out of hatred, but from genuine religious beliefs. The editors of the paper, on the other hand, probably should have advised the columnist to reform his language, noting that calling someone a sinner is a poor way to persuade others to support his or her argument. However, if the district does not allow students in a high school setting to discuss controversial issues in an open forum, then this could truly lead to a step back on the issue of freedom, in terms of both speech and sexual rights. Students opposed to homosexuality or gay marriage would not be given the opportunity to hear counterarguments, creating an impenetrable wall against persuasion. And the district should certainly not allow pro-equality columns while censoring those on the other side. Contrary to the beliefs of psychology professors like Christine Smith of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay who said that debates like this could have devastating effects, high school students are old enough to discuss these issues. Not allowing them the ability to do so would be an assault on freedom of speech, freedom of the press and freedom of thought. The most offensive speech, especially political speech, always deserves the most protection. (Editors note: The phrase We just hunted them down and killed them at the end of the print version of last Fridays column Columnist shows elitism when addressing classroom, religion should not have appeared.) UF needs better investment strategyIs there anything UF could do to raise funds for higher education in Florida during this tough-budget environment? The go-to answers are to raise tuition, raise new taxes or get some rich people to donate money, but there is an answer that might not be as obvious: Use the fees charged to UFs endowment fund. For those of you who couldnt care less about investing, our university uses a part of its $1.3 billion (as of June 30) endowment that it uses to fund activities and scholar ships that couldnt reasonably come from public funds or tuition dollars. Prior to 1960, many colleges invested money in bonds for the stability of their money as well as modest incomes. Gradually, higher educational institutions moved toward investing their funds in stocks of public corporations. However, it was the practices of the Ivy League schools that changed how universities managed their donations from alumni and others. In 1985, David Swenson began his tenure as the chief money heavily into hedge funds, private equity, private real estate deals and other alternative investments. All of these types of investments were not widely used and most of the public had not heard of hedge funds. He was enormously successful in his decision and all the other Ivy League schools followed. After a period of time in the early 2000s, many universities, UF included, moved a big chunk of their money toward these high-risk, high-fee investments. As of its most recent report from June 30, UF has close to 60 percent of its endowment money in things besides stocks and bonds. Many experts feel that bonds are going you have to do is look at the interest you get paid on your savings account to see that. Because of low interest rates, some feel that the only way universities like UF can spend the way UF has is to take more risks with its endowment. The problem is that all these fancy investments carry very high fees. UFICO, which manages the endowment, takes a 1.3 percent cut annually. After that, some of the investors the endowment gives money top of 20 percent of all positive returns. It is probably a conservative estimate to guess that we spend away 3 to 4 percent of our total endowment money each year on fees alone. This comes to somewhere between $39 million to $51 million in fees. UFICO does not release information on how much it pays in fees, so there is no way of knowing what the true cost of its investment strategy is. Its argument would probably be that the only way to generate large returns for the future is to invest like it has, but the endowments been beaten for a cost of less than 0.10 percent of the endowment, or $1.3 million total, with a simple portfolio of 50 percent U.S. stocks and 50 percent U.S. bonds in simple index funds. Now that everyone is using alternative investments, their long-term effectiveness must look a lot more like the broad stock market, except this stuff has to outperform by at least 2 percent per year just to stay even after fees! Our endowment supposedly has done very well recently; after all, it received a reward from the hedge fund industry in New York City. Id probably give them an award too, if they gave me so many millions. UF would be better served with a simple low-cost passive investment strategy that shuns the selfinterested advice of Wall Street. Travis Hornsby is a statistics and economics senior at UF. His column appears on Mondays. Travis Hornsbyopinions@alligator.org

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 In the past, the Anonymous collective has occasionally used its powers for good. Users helped track down the girl who threw puppies in the river, and its aided in shutting down child pornography sites. But the group may now be harnessing its powers for an unworthy mission. A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Department of JusMegaupload, claiming the website violated copyright laws. A judge in New Zealand denied bail to Kim Dotcom, the websites founder, about a week ago. Recently it was announced that as early as a couple of weeks from now, 50 million users could have their uploaded content permanently deleted. Shutting down Megaupload happened to take place the day after websites such as Google and Wikipedia blacked out in protest of SOPA and PIPA. So naturally, Anonymous hacktivists and large parts of the Internet community went nuts over it. Calm down. The cops most likely wont burst into your house tomorrow, see the music you downloaded illegally and throw you in jail without due process. First, taking down Megaupload wasnt the governments reaction to the blackout protests, as it could not have been a single-day operation. The U.S. Justice Department reported (without extensive media coverage) anti-SOPA blackouts. Second, Megaupload had it coming. sharing sites as long as they remove copyrighted mateprograms and staff in place that almost immediately ing you should try this, but if you upload a video with Toxic by Britney Spears playing in the background, in a short while youll get an email from YouTube telling you theyve removed your content.) According to Reuters, prosecutors said Megaupload University of Oregon associate professor Reza Rejaie helped publish a study that looks closely at who uploads these sites had low regulations by accident. The person who established the website, on the one hand, is not to blame, Rejaie said. But think about it, how do they make money? What is interesting content? Copyrighted content. I think they have an incentive not to remove that material. of copyrighted material more than $500 million while making themselves more than $175 million. This money came partly from advertising but mostly from subscription fees. These accusations dont include the claim that Megaupload executives were also involved in money laundering. Several Megaeteering. So if Megaupload was involved in all of this, why did the Internet community react so strongly against the government taking it down? Because the website wasnt all bad. You may have seen the (poorly edited and super awkward) video featuring various celebrities outwardly supporting Megaupload. These celebrities (Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Lil Jon and others) possibly spoke in favor of Megaupload partly because they were paid to. Lets be real, Dotcom probably has so much money hed be able to pay off my student loans with one check. But also, artists get a pretty bad cut from record companies. song. And honestly, which great band ever wrote a song about how much they loved the music industry? Additionally, much of the material hosted on the site was legitimate. Michael Beardsworth, a computer and information science major at UO, said he believes the government is Information wants to be free, and censorship to protect copyright is ultimately a failing strategy, he said. that although the U.S. Justice Department shut down from hosting illegal material. Its good that they took the site down, but its a lot of effort to shut down something thats going to have a similar replica back up and running soon, Bochsler said. For those in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act, maybe this shutdown was a good thing. The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI have now shown Congress it doesnt need to pass a poorly worded bill into law to take down websites that host copyrighted material. As we wait for the Megaupload game to play out, pay attention to the protests against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement that are happening all over Europe. The agreement was signed by the United States in October 2011 without Senate approval and is awfully similar to the SOPA and PIPA bills the community fought so hard to push out of Congress a couple weeks ago. Ponta Abadi is a columnist for the Oregon Daily Emerald at the University of Oregon. Megaupload shutdown causes controversyUWire Two things I wish Id known before coming to college: 1) Professors of liberal arts rarely provide worthwhile readings, and 2) The risk of clogging a friends toilet is never worth taking. The latter has an easy remedy: Never poop in a toilet of someone you know. The former leads me to engage in what I call academic warfare. What is academic warfare, you ask? Well, its creatively interpreting paper assignments in such a way that puts your professors in a quandary. Let me give you some examples of what I mean. arts professor is to include intense engineering discussions in my papers for that class. For instance, I was not a fan of my international relations class (mostly course, the professor required students to write a paper evaluating an anonymous argument on an international issue. I chose the one on climate change and described in detail how a crisis situation would lead all nations to pool their resources and design a rotating settlement in L5 orbit that has the means to construct a solar shield in L1 orbit using Superadobe derived from lunar regolith to reduce sunlight to the Earth by a mere .5 percent. (I also cited Captain Planet.) Another technique is to cite awkward sources and frame your argument in a manner that makes your professor uncomfortable. I previously took an English class on how viral videos circulate that was taught by signment for class centered on a paper discussing the use and abuse of copyright for corporate purposes. I generally believe the current state of copyright law gives copyright holders way too much control over culture to the point where its restricting speech. an unsavory implication: lenography. Disney may want Jessica Rabbit depicted only as a lady in the parlor, but broadening fair use would bring out her inner whore on the street. So I framed my argument against corporate control of copyright in such a way that agreeing with it by implication required the reader to consider the freedoms this would give to toon pornographers. Even further, when writing papers, I try to make them as dense as the readings for the class. Not long ago, I received an email from a friend maligning a judge for using the words withal, pellucid, asseverates, integument and lacunae in his juditheory. While my friend unfortunately was at the judges verbal mercy, I was lucky enough to have the professor at mine. I noted all the ridiculous syntax and diction in the article and used all the same sentence structures and words in my essay for the class. If a professor requires I wade through a pellucid swamp of academic obscurantism, I will make that professor do the same. When people hear of my antics, theyre typically shocked that I would be so ballsy. To that, I say, Engaging in academic warfare is only dangerous if you do not have a valid point to make and dont know the material. Weird looks usually follow that proclamation. But if you know what youre talking about, framing it creatively usually secures an even higher grade. On all the papers I mentioned earlier, I received an A. bothers the professor. The power is yours. Chip Skambis is an English and telecommunication junior at UF. His column appears on Mondays. Academic warfare: Get creative with class assignmentsColumnPonta AbadiUWire Chip Skambisopinions@alligator.org

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SHELBY WEBBAlligator Contributing Writer Madison Kirbys hands were full. Her son was hanging out with the wrong crowd, shooting heroin and heading down the same path as her lowlife ex-husband. in a ditch, covered in urine. She raged at him and stormed off. Exit stage right. The 20-year-old telecommunication and Squitieri Studio Theatre in the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts as the next set of per formers replaced her. The seventh annual Gainesville Improv Festival ended Saturday after four days of workshops, shows and an endless number of awkward situations. The festival featured performances from improv groups across the country, including UF improv and sketch comedy group Theatre Strike Force. Improv consists of improvised comedy routines with no planning, costumes or set changes. The same actors could play multiple roles in one show. TSF includes three long-form improv teams that string together a series of scenes in 30 minutes. The short-form improv team plays games similar to Whose Line is it Anyway? The 40 to 50 members of TSF perform at four Gator Nights a semester and do shows for groups such as sororities and Florida Blue Key. Ryan Phillips is a member of TSFs shortform group and the long-form Delta Group. The 20-year-old computer software engineer sophomore said he likes the laid-back nature of the teams. Theres no practice, theres no homework, he said. If youre in a sport you have to train, but in improv its as simple as showing up. Teachers from Chicagos famed The Second City improv and Improv Olympic Theater groups taught workshops throughout the festival. They boast alumni such as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carrell. Phillips said the teachers and improv teams from Chicago are in a different realm than TSF, but he thinks TSF does remarkably well for the time and resources it has. Were trying to recreate what professional groups do in years in one semester, Phillips said. When Delta Group took the stage Thursday night, its seven members rushed to the wings. A son and a mother walked out and began arguing about the sons new heroin habit and his drug-dealing friend Jimmy. The mother pointed out that her ex-husbands friend named Jimmy also sold drugs. Thats when her son exploded. So what? he exclaimed. Cant I have friends with that name? Its the same Jimmy, his mother retorted. Hes like 20 years older than you! Another player tapped the son on the shoulder, the actors switched and a new scene began. After a few unrelated scenes about awkward personalities, home-wrecking and gaydar, Jimmy surfaced as an actual character. The boys mother confronted him about his drug dealing. They got into a heated debate, but they were replaced with another scene in about a minute. Phillips said keeping up with the fast pace The hard part isnt coming up with a storyline in your head, he said. The hard part is coming up with a storyline with your players. You dont know what theyre thinking. The drug-addict son scenario popped up periodically until the last scene. The players entered a sewer system and found Jimmy again, this time with the sewer Jimmy leaned on the sewer king affectionately and asked the son where his mom was. When the boy tearfully replied that he didnt know, a booming voice replied and the boys mother entered the scene. Im right here, she yelled. I dont want to have to ID another pee body. She paused. I mean a body with pee on it, not the award. 8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffLocal comedy troupe the Delta Group performs at the Gainesville Improv Festival on Thursday night. LOCALLocal, national improv groups perform, learn at annual festival

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffMelissa Clarke, an 18-year-old health science freshman, writes down websites that will help her prepare for an interview at the 10th Annual Black Student Leadership Conference on Saturday afternoon. SARAH LOFTUSAlligator Contributing Writer Conference encourages giving back THE ASSOCIATED PRESS US Army: Brigadier general dies from natural causes

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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 2-10-12-19-2 TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $600/mo + $600 sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. Available now. 941-204-1304 or 352215-3160 2-9-12-10-2 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 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 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 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 2BR/1BA APARTMENT 7210 SW 45th Place. $525/moNo pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 2-15-1210-2 3 Bed House $795/mo available now & Aug. Central AC, wooden floors, w/d hook-ups, and a vintage style walking distance to campus and downtown. University Ave & NW 8th st area. By Leo 706 Call now! 352-226-3535, 813-347-9379 2-15-12-10-2 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 2-23-12-15-2 4/2 apartment 1740 NW 3rd PL Now leaseing for FallEarly signing discount $275/ room if you have 4 people and sign by 2/29 No Pets 1 year leases 352-231-3002 www.hodgeprop.com 2-17-12-11-2

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ALLIGATORDont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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 Martine 352-682-9126 or email mjangrand@gmail.com or mangrand@ufl.edu. Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 2-13-11-30-4 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 Buy Cell Phones & other Electronics (iPads,iPods,Gaming Systems,Laptops.) Working or Not We Unlock & Repair Phones Techmodo 6450 SW Archer RD (352)872-5881 2-29-18-8 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 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 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 We buy unwanted vehicles with or without title any condition,make,year or model we pay up to $20,000 and offer free towing call 813-516-0847 2-28-20-12 97 Honda Civic EX $2900 obo 203K mi, White, Sunroof, 5spd, 2 owners, tinted windows, new tires jaferrer@ufl.edu or 850-228-1797 2-9-127-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. 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12, ALLIGATOR 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.com This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-12-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-25-1272-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2512-72-14 A awesome summer job in Maine! If youre looking to spend this summer outdoors, have fun while you work, and make lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp Mataponi, a childrens summer camp, has positions available in Land Sports (lacrosse, soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, field hockey), Waterfront (sailing, canoeing, waterskiing, life guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater, Dance, Gymnastics, Video, Photography, Nurses, Maintenance, Cooking and more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel provided. Call us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at www.campmataponi.com. 2-21-12-31-14 Summer Jobs $2400 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 11 Aug 4. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. www.floridaelks.org/feyc/index.aspx 4-25-12-72-14 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 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 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ 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 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 BIG LOU'S PIZZERIANow hiring servers, cooks, drivers & pizza makers. Serious workers only. Apply in person 5 SE 2nd Ave. 2-14-12-10-14 Looking for students! Cat furniture manufacturer needs self-motivated individuals to upholster and assemble cat towers. No experience needed. Starting pay is $8.00/hr. Apply in person at 1847 S. Main St or send resume to hcarboni1@gmail.com 2-10-128-14 Bench Scientist Position. Research with ELISAs and antibody production. Familiarity with ELISAs and immunology desired. Should have a Bachelor's degree in science field. Please send resume to info@elisa-tek. com 2-20-12-14-14 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 3-19-30-14 Horse experienced volunteers wanted to help with equine assisted therapy at Haile Equestrian Center on Monday afternoons. Please contact Carol at Hippopt@aol.com 2-7-3-14 Love children and the outdoors? Timber Ridge Camp, a children's overnight summer camp located in the Shenandoah Mountains of West Virginia, is seeking both males and females for a variety of positions including Land Sports, Water Sports (WSI, Lifeguards), Canoeing, Rope Course, Tennis and Much More! Spend the summer outdoors doing things you love! Competitive Salaries, Room & Board, and travel provided. Apply online at www.trcamps.com or call 800-258-2267 2-15-9-14 Part Time Webmaster Wanted Online company selling Vacuum Cleaners/ Sewing Machine Parts and supplies ect. looking for part time web master to manage and promote our e-commerce web site. Please send resume, references and salary requirements to Marty@vacsewcenter.com 2-10-12-5-14 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 2-1712-10-14 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 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 4-412-53-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) All Womens Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 4-25-72-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-25-72-16 Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS)Basic Life Support(BLS) and CPR classes to fit your schedule.American Heart Association Card issued. Training Gators for over 15 years!! Call Cardiac One(352)494-4217. 2-15-12-25-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Family Chiropractic Since 1977. 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 Want 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! 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. 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.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Florida vs. Kentucky on TuesdayCan the Gators beat the Wildcats in Rupp Arena Tuesday? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. Also, visit the website for an all-inclusive preview JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer Lanita Bartley was the best player on the court in Floridas tilt against Ole Miss. She harassed the Rebels in the full-court press, grabbed rebounds among the big bodies in the paint and scored seemingly at will in the Gators 84-55 victory Sunday. We take pride in our defense and I think thats real personal to [Bartley], coach Amanda Butler said. We always have a chance to beat anyone were playing because of the competitive spirit we have at the point guard position, and shes certainly a giant part of that. Bartley led Florida with 17 points and a career-high 10 reShe also chipped in a team-best four assists and one steal. I just like to crash, Bartley said. I just make sure my other guard is back and then I get to crash. While the senior guard dominated from a statistical standpoint, Bartleys greatest contribution was her court presence, particularly in the transition game. Bartley played 29 minutes Sunday and in that time, Florida dominated Ole Miss defensively. With Bartley on the court, the Gators outscored the Rebels 67-40 and forced 12 of the visiting squads 13 turnovers. Conversely, Floridas advantage shrunk to 17-15 sans Bartley. get 10 rebounds. While Bartley played her best game of the season, she was not the only senior to step up against Ole Miss. Stewart turned in her best offensive performance of the year, putting up 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting. Stewarts effort marks her second consecutive game with doutests to 9.2 points per game. Florida sophomore gymnast Mackenzie Caquatto won her second straight bars title against Alabama on Friday. See story, page 16. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer Kenny Boynton has not always been comfortable with clearing his mind and closing tight games for the Gators. Despite his reputation as a high-volume shooter during his ton found that forgetting one of his missed shots could be more complicated than simply taking another. In the past years, my conBoynton said. I was reading a lot (of what other people wrote about me) and I wasnt used to not making shots. So when Boynton, a junior guard, saw his personal-best scoring pace begin to slow down three weeks into UFs Southeastern Conference slate, he tried not to panic like he did earlier in his career. Against LSU on Jan. 21, his 34-game 3-point streak ended, as did his overall national lead in made threes. Two games later, when UF hosted Mississippi State, Boynton, again, went 0-for3 from deep and scored a seasonlow two points. Through 15 non-conference games, he averaged 19.5 points games, Boyntons scoring dipped to 11.7 points each outing. At some point in the season, everybody goes through about two or three games where their shot goes off, Boynton said. That was just my twoor threegame stretch. I dont think there was ever a chance where I was worried about my shot. In Floridas pair of wins against South Carolina and Vanderbilt, Boynton rebounded from his sub-par offensive performances by scoring 42 combined points and matching his season average in back-to-back conference games Perhaps even more important was the way Boynton, and the Gators victory. Boynton scored a combined 12 points on seven free throws, a 1:09 against the Gamecocks and 1:01 against the Commodores. Throughout the whole season weve shown that we could David Carr / AlligatorFlorida junior guard Kenny Boynton scored a team-high 18 points in Saturdays 73-65 win against Vanderbilt at the OConnell Center. WOMENS BASKETBALLBoynton back to mid-season formSEE HOOPS, PA GE 15Poll ResultsWhat grade would you assign the Gators recruiting class for 2012? 53% A 41% B 5% C 1% D97 total votes ACCORDING TO A SOURCE, RHEA SUFFERED SEVERE FACIAL INJURIES IN THE ACCIDENT. JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Writer Two UF lacrosse players were involved in a scooter accident Friday afternoon. According to a team spokesman for the lacrosse program, Colby Rhea and Ashley Bruns were driving a scooter near crashed into a car at the corner of Southwest 34th Street and Southwest 20th Avenue between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. According to a source close to the program, Rhea suffered severe facial injuries that required stitches. The team spokesman said Bruns was not seriously hurt in the accident tent of Rheas injuries. A separate source close to the situation said that Rhea had to be taken from the scene in an ambulance. don, Md., appeared in 19 games for the Gators in 2011, scoring 15 goals and recording three assists. Bruns, a junior attacker and native of Ellicott City, Md., was the Gators secondleading scorer with 46 goals and 28 assists. She was also a 2011 All-ALC First Team selection.Bruns, Rhea involved in scooter accident near campus FridayRhea Bartley leads Gators to blowout home winSEE W-HOOPS, PA GE 15Leading scorer Saturday foot-whatever and get 10 rebounds.Amanda ButlerUF coach

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14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 Alligator File PhotoFlorida junior shortshop Nolan Fontana said he is working to be a mentor for younger players like freshman Casey Turgeon as the Gators search for a new second baseman. BRYAN HOLT Alligator Writer Nolan Fontana remembers being a freshman and searching for advice. didnt have to look far for answers. Positioned next to him was second baseman Josh Adams, who gave Fontana what edge. tell Fontana. From high school to colspring training for the Miami Marlins, fresh faces. time at second. geon. ting the nod at second base. ton. action and repeated reps. thats what will happen, Fontana said. er, it will be Fontanas job to be a leader here, Fontana said. that. tled. Adams was Floridas all-time leader replaced. Fontana adjusting to life without Adams at second Josh put me under his wing when I got here, thats what Im doing now with a couple guys. Theyre all working real hard.Nolan FontanashortstopBASEBALL

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bounce back when a team throws a punch at us, Boynton said. We closed the (Vandy) game out well. I think weve been struggling earlier in the year with free throws but when its time to make free throws I think overall as a team we make them. Boynton went 13 of 15 from the free-throw line, including 5 for 5 against Vanderbilt, over the two games. In his six previous SEC games, he had made only 9 of 15 from the charity stripe. Senior guard Erving Walker, who assisted on Boyntons three in the Vandy, was also perfect from the line on four free throws. So far in SEC, I think were a lot better, Walker said. Guys are just stepping to the line Altogether against the Commodores, the Gators went 16 of 17 from the line after entering the game ranked 10th in the conference in freethrow shooting percentage. Even earlier in the year, we were shooting like 53 or 54 percent from the free-throw line, coach Billy Donovan said. Its all focus and I do think some of this stuff with these guys is when theyre playing and they get fouled, theyre living in stuff thats either happened in the past and their mind wanders. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15 John Boothe and Natalie Teer / Alligator StaffStewart, Shine score 14 against Ole Miss W-HOOPS, from page 13Aundre Larrow / AlligatorFlorida point guard Lanita Bartley led the Gators with 17 points and 10 rebounds in a 84-55 win against Ole Miss on Sunday. Im having great practices, Stewart said. (Im) just trying to be a threat all the time and posting hard. It sets up my next play. Stewart also grabbed seven rebounds, putting her third behind Bartley and redshirt senior forward Ndidi Madu for the game. Madu pulled down eight boards and scored eight points, coming just one basket short of three straight games with doubledigit scoring. She also matched her career-high with four assists, tying with Bartley for the team lead. Led by Stewart and Madu, UF won the battle in the paint 36-26. We wanted [the post] tack, Butler said. Lets go right at the block. Lets make them stop us there. A comfortable lead in the second half allowed Florida to give sigEvery Gator that suited up scored against the Rebels for the second consecutive game The player that took greatest advantage of her increased time was sophomore guard Brittany Shine. She matched her season-high total of 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting, boosted by a 67 percent clip from beyond the arc. Shine takes great pride in her offensive game and being such an instant offensive threat, Butler said. She really just plays Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator. org. HOOPS, from page 13Boynton, Gators stepping up at free-throw line UF Bask etball Butler

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16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012 Alligator File PhotoSophomore gymnast Mackenzie Caquatto won her second straight bars title last Friday with a 9.9. GYMNASTICS THE UF SOPHOMORE IS STILL RECOVERING FROM TWO SERI OUS ANKLE INJURIES SHE SUF FERED LAST SEPTEMBER. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer When Mackenzie Caquatto gracefully swung from the uneven bars and then nailed her dismount last Friday, her ankles looked great. But the truth is her injuries are not 100 percent healed just yet. Caquatto, a sophomore, is slowly returning back to top form after spraining and tearing ligaments in both of her ankles last September dur 2011 U.S. world team. Its day-to-day, coach Rhonda Faehn said. One day [the injury] feels pretty good, the next day its not good. Were hoping to just catch more of those good days than bad ones. In her last two meets, Caquatto wrapped up two impressive perfor mances on bars. In UFs quad win against topranked Arkansas, No. 24 Maryland and Bridgeport, she recorded a 9.95 to win the bars title against a loaded Caquatto didnt skip a beat in No. 3 Floridas 197.725-196.90 loss to defending national champion No. 6 Alabama last Friday. She scored a 9.9 to win her second consecutive bars title. Her 9.9 tied for the highest individual-event score the Gators tallied in Tuscaloosa, Ala., last Friday, as Caquatto was one of Floridas bright spots that night. We started off strong on bars, Faehn said. I was really proud of [Caquatto] coming in with another bar title. Gator, she averaged a 9.86 on bars, an event which is her specialty. She also competed two times as an all-around competitor and frequently took part in balance beam and vault lineups. According to Faehn, a return to beam for Caquatto will not happen for at least another month, although she started the beginning steps of a beam dismount during practice last Monday. Faehn also said two weeks ago that lineup by the end of the regular season. Initially, before season started, we had hoped that she would be ready for balance beam by [last Friday or this weekend], Faehn said. But realistically speaking, I would say about a month or so. While the road back from ankle injuries has been a tumultuous one for Caquatto, her two bars titles this season signify progress in the face of adversity. When you have severe ligament tears in both ankles, its worse than a break, Faehn said. Caquatto wins second straight on bars