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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 97 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF drops in Princeton Reviews best value rankingThis year it was ranked seventh, last year it was third, pg 3. GMAT to add new section in JuneA new integrated reasoning section will be added, pg 4. Want to make it into Sundance, too?Gator grads do big things. New Low made it into the Sundance Film Festival. Story on pg 12. 71 /46 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 15 SPORTS 17 THE BILL WILL BE DEBATED TODAY IN THE HOUSE. ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff WriterA bill that would give the governor power to appoint a student representative to the Board of Governors will be debated today in the Florida House of Representatives. HJR931 would nullify the current system of appointment, in which the president of the Florida Student Association serves as the student member of the Board. The bill was approved Tuesday by the House Education Committee. FSA chairman Mike Long said he is wholeheartedly against the bill because it takes power away from students. However, UF Student Body President Anthony Reynolds said giving the power of appointment to the governor is a fairer practice. Florida colleges and universities pay FSA membership fees with students activity and service fees, Reynolds said. A recent amendment eliminated schools requirement to pay dues to be considered for the Board of Governors seat. Now that not all colleges have to pay the fee, there may be animosity among schools that pay the dues and schools that dont, he said. The result of this could play out when it comes time to elect the president of FSA, who would get the Board of Gover nors seat. Giving the power to the governor could erase the entire issue, Reynolds said. We should be lobbying at the state capitol, not lobbying each other.House to talk seat for students on state board JOEY FLECHASAlligator Staff WriterThe UF chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has been temporarily suspended in the wake of recent hazing allegations. of Sorority & Fraternity Affairs to UFs Greek community Tuesday night, the fraternity has been placed on interim suspension pending the outcome of a formal hearing. University Police are investigating allegations that were reported to authorities Saturday. There are allegations of serious physical hazing and visible injuries, said UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes. Sources with knowledge of the situation told the Alligator the hazing may have included the beating of potential initiates. hazing occurred in recent weeks, and there was no hospitalization as a result from injuries. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Dave Kratzer said Wednesday off-campus was reported. If someones guilty of this, its a crime, he said. On Sunday, Alpha Phi Alpha received a cease-and-desist order from its district director instructing the fraternity to immediately stop all chapter activities until further notice. In the message, District Director for the Southern Region John Ellis Jr. instructed UF chapter members to return the chapter seal, chapter checkbook and and any other Alpha items to their chapter advisor. Ellis also told members not to contact anyone seeking membership William Douglass Lyle, executive director of the national organization, said in a statement Wednesday that Alpha Phi Alpha plans to cooperate with the police investigation. If any member of Alpha Phi Alpha is found to engage in conduct inconsistent with our mission, that member will be dealt with UF fraternity suspended following hazing allegations CLARE LENNONAlligator Staff WriterAuthorities arrested a suspect in a snatchand-run robbery that took place on campus near Rawlings Hall Wednesday night. Police said the suspect was caught south of the Phelps Lab on Museum Road by UPD and The 17-year-old suspect was charged with robbery by sudden snatching and resisting ar rest with violence, said UPD spokesman Maj. Brad Barber. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of grabbing the keychain wallet of a UF senior who was near the intersection of Newell Drive and Inner Road with her boyfriend. After the victim called 911, UPD created a perimeter around campus and was joined by suspect near the Astronomy Teaching Obser vatory and ran after him. The suspect struggled Barber said. The robbery occurred at 9:19 p.m., Barber said. He said there was no indication that the suspect had a weapon. UF sent out an emergency alert by email and text message at about 9:55 p.m. warning students of the incident. A follow-up message was sent when the suspect was caught at about 10:20 p.m. Campus was not closed at any time, Barber said. This was a very quick series of events that fortunately resulted in the arrest of the sus pect, he said.On-campus robbery suspect arrestedSEE HAZING, PAGE 5Brett Le Blanc / Alligator S taffPolice arrested a suspect in a snatch-and-run robbery on campus Wednesday night. Kentucky used a strong transition game led by freshman Michael KiddGilchrist to defeat Florida on Tuesday. See story, page 17.Sikes Alpha Phi Alpha is being investigatedCAMPUS CRIME

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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 97 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?Study abroad in Europe this summer Today, 2:30 p.m. Turlington Hall, Room 3312 Enjoy pizza while hearing about summer study abroad programs to Brussels, Prague, Krakow and Salzburg with the Center for European Studies. For more details, call 352-3928902, extension 207. Islam 101: Back to the Basics Today, 7 p.m. Reitz Union Rion Ballroom The groups first lecture event of the month will be given by well-known speaker, Altaf Husain, regarding the basics of Islam. This is the most educational and beneficial event of the month in terms of raising awareness about Islam. For more information, please visit islamoncampus.com. Ahn Trio with the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Today, 7:30 p.m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Experience an imaginative, cross-cultural collaboration between the Ahn Trio and the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company as they draw inspiration from poetry, drama, music and dance to bring an artful fusion of Eastern splendor and Western dynamism. Student tickets are $12. Visit performingarts.ufl. edu for more information. Ignorance, Women and Excellent p.m. Justine, played by Kirsten Dunst, and Michael, played by Alexander Skarsgrd, are celebrating their marriage at a party in the home of Justines sister, played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, and brotherin-law, played by Kiefer Sutherland. Meanwhile, the planet Melancholia, is heading toward Earth. Every showing is free and open to the public. 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. Science Today, 7:30 p.m. Ustler Hall Atrium Professor Carla Fehr of the University of Waterloo, philosopher of science and technology, will discuss the role of women in academic science and engineering research and the impact of scientific diversity on research innovation. A Q-and-A will follow. For more information, visit humanities.ufl.edu. Why I Believe in God: The Moral Argument for the Existence of God Today and Friday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Ocora at Pugh Hall Come to this free lecture series by UF alumnus Clifford Goldstein. Goldstein is an American author and editor. One of his recent books is God, Godel, and Grace: A Philosophy of Faith. For more information visit facebook.com/cliffordgoldsteinuf or email uf.babyisaac@ gmail.com. Reitz Entertainment Board Presents: Melancholia Today, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 PARTLY CLOUDY 71/46 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/50 PARTLY CLOUDY 69/35 PARTLY CLOUDY 61/34 PARTLY CLOUDY 68/45 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 HIGHER EDUCATION ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterA UF education might not be as cheap as it used to be, but its still a top value, according to recent rankings. UF is still in The Princeton Reviews top 10 Best Value Colleges for 2012, although it dropped four spots in the rankings released Tuesday. The university is listed seventh out of 75 public universities. Last year, it was ranked third. Rankings were based on schools cost of atcollected combined student surveys and school records. David Soto, senior editor of Best Value Colleges: 2012 Edition, the book in which the list was published, said the differentiation between the thirdand seventh-ranked schools is very small. Because of all the data, he said it was hard to pinpoint one reason why UF slipped a few spots. Moving a few spots does not change the fact that UF provides a great education at a low price, he said. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was ranked number one on the public universities list, while Williams College in Massachusetts topped the private university list. Because of UFs comparatively low in-state tuition, it is no surprise that UF is among the top 10 again, said UF spokesman Steve Orlando. In-state tuition and fees for UF total at $5,700, according to the universitys website. The College Board website lists the average instate public university tuition and fees cost as $8,244. There has certainly been a lot of conversation about rising tuition, but we are still talking about tuition that is lower than the national instate average, Orlando said. It is still an incredible bargain. Michelle Feole, a 21-year-old chemical engineering junior, said she agrees that she is getting the best bang for her buck at UF. feels she is getting a top-quality education. We complain about professors who dont teach well, she said, but people at some of the best schools in the country who are paying $50,000 in tuition are complaining, too. UF slips in best value ranking THERE IS A LIST ON THE GPD WEBSITE. CASEY MACIOGEAlligator Contributing WriterIn the wake of 21 arrests in a sexual predator operation, Gainesville residents may be wondering how they can keep an eye out for danger. Cpl. Angelina Valuri, Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman, said anyone can search the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for registered predators or offenders. Even if the offender or predator has two homes, he or she must register in both locations. If you suspect a registered sex offender is living in your neighbor hood but hasnt registered locally, you should contact local law enforcement, Valuri said. Gainesville rules state that people who have committed a sexual crime against a child under 16 years of age cant live within 2,500 feet of a school, daycare or park. GPDs website features a Gainesville map showing the 2,500foot buffer zones for schools, daycares and parks. Visitors can also download a list of local transient sexual predators and offenders who have no known permanent address as of Nov. 7. Jennifer Klein, a UF doctoral student who teaches a course called Sex Offenders that discusses child por nography and pedophilia, said its important to make the distinction between offenders and predators. The FDLE website provides dedistinguish between the two. Predators are worse than offenders because they have been convictfelony, Klein said. Predators have hurt small children, are violent and are a greater danger than offenders. An 18-year-old man who had sex with his 16-year-old girlfriend, if convicted of statutory rape, is considered a sexual offender, she said. You may not need to fear this per son like you would a sexual predator.Residents can locate citys sex predators, offenders T op 10 Public Colleges1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Virginia 3. New College of Florida 4. State University of New York at Binghamton 5. University of Wisconsin 6. College of William and Mary 7. University of Florida 8. University of Georgia 9. University of Washington 10. University of Texas at Austin

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4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffBaby, Dont Hurt MeGator Wesley Foundation Assistant Pastor Dan Wunderlich, Casey Zych, 21, Sydney Jones, 19, and Jessica Johnston, 21, sit at a table on the Plaza of the Americas. The table, which will be set up until Friday, is part of the Gator Wesley Foundations Love Campaign, encouraging passerby to share their ideas on love. CAROLYN HANDAlligator Contributing Writer Bridget Grogan is afraid her son will spend spring break without her again. Tuesdays public hearing at the Alachua County School Board meeting left Grogan, a UF employee, with little hope that the board will vote in favor of coordinating Alachua County Public Schools 2013 spring break with those of UF and Santa Fe College. Results from a poll conducted by the Alachua County Education Association showed an overwhelming opposition by ACEA members to the proposed spring break alignment. Karen McCann, ACEA president, said 740 teachers and staff voted against aligning the spring breaks and only 79 voted in favor of it. Grogan, who spent 12 of her 14 years at UF as a single mom, said its almost impossible for UF faculty and staff to take time off during the semester. She said keeping separate spring breaks is pay expensive rates for childcare during the county break. It also robs children and parents of family time. McCann said teachers and staff are concerned a joint spring break would allow students easy access to alcohol through older college students. She also said teachers worry the long gap between an early break and FCAT testing would cause students to be burned out by testing time. Grogan disagrees. She said the time shift doesnt guarantee a students failure of the FCAT anymore than keeping the present schedule would guarantee success. Why make kids suffer and sit home alone for a week so we can cram FCAT review down their throats during the weeks the teachers think are convenient? she asked. Grogan has some support from the county. Barbara Buys, principal of Kimball Wiles Elementary School, said her schools advisory committee, faculty and PTA liked the idea of having the same spring break. She isnt worried about high school and college students having a joint spring break. Theres always some college kid on break there at the beach, no matter where you go, she said. The School Board is expected to announce its decision during its next meeting on Feb. 21.School Board weighs aligning spring break with UF, Santa Fe KATHERINE HAHNAlligator Contributing WriterThe Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT, will include a new reasoning section starting this summer. An additional section of the standardized exam will be added in June, according to a Kaplan Test Prep press release on Wednesday. The test is used to evaluate students applying to graduate-level management programs, according to GMATs website. A GMAT score at a toptier institution is always going to be an important element of consideration, said Alexander Sevilla, director of UF MBA Programs and assistant dean at the Hough Graduate School of Business. The new integrated reasoning section will test students ability to balance different sources of information to answer questions, said Andrew Mitchell, director of Kaplan Test Prep pre-business programs. He is also a GMAT instructor for Kaplan. The exam currently contains writing, verbal and quantitative sections, he said. Adding integrated reachange to the GMAT in 15 years. College students can take the GMAT before June and avoid preparing for the new section, Mitchell said. All including those from before the change. GMAT to add new section in June KELSEY GRENTZERAlligator Contributing WriterAn iPhone application invented by a Nashville, Tenn., man can tell UF students how drunk they are. BreathalEyes, invented by Clay Bradley, works by taking a rapid series of snapshots of a users eye. It then uses the photos to detect involuntary jerking movements of the eye, called horizontal gaze nystagmus, that can happen when people drink. Bradley would not say how many times the app has been downloaded since its launch due to a privacy policy. He said 36 people in Florida visited the apps website from Jan. 8 to Feb. 7 and that the apps target audience is young adults. Some UF students said they thought the app was worth the 99-cent price, but some were skeptical about using it as a gauge of sobriety. Bradley said he hopes the app, which is only meant to be used by people who have been drinking, will help young adults stay safe when they drink. The app, which was released Nov. 21, reports the users blood alcohol level, but it will never give a level of zero for legal reasons, Bradley said. BreathalEyes is available on Apple products and works best on the iPhone 4, he said. It should be available for Android phones later this year. Jesse Arnold, an interactive media developer for UFs Digital Worlds Institute, said the idea seems marketable, especially to college students. I imagine theres some market for them whether its people wanting to know if theyre safe to drive or if its just like a party game, he said. Student reaction ranged from skepticism to acceptance. This app will allow young adults to make the decision whether they should drive or not, said Teresa Dao, a 19-yearold telecommunication sophomore. Brandi Applebaum, an 18-year-old marketing freshman, said she thinks the app could cause more problems than it I think its cool, but I think it could be dangerous if its highly inaccurate and underestimates the blood alcohol level.App determines inebriation STUDENTS RENTING THE PHILLIPS CENTER WILL PAY MORE. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Contributing Writer planning to use the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will face a discount reduction starting this summer. The 20 percent discount currently offered will be reduced to 10 percent beginning in July as part of a three-year plan implemented by the Phillips Center, said Michael Blachly, director of UF Performing Arts. The plan, put into effect July 1, 2010, reduces the rental discount from 50 percent years, Blachly said. The discount was reduced to 30 percent in 2010 and to 20 percent in 2011. Starting July 1, the discount will be 10 percent. Blachly said the center received tax funds until 2006. For two years, it looked for alternative funding. Beginning in 2008, Phillips Center administrators announced and student discounts. This continued for two years. The center needed to pay for maintenance to the facility to ensure user safety, Blachly said. The stage is basically a construction site, he said. If things start to go bad, it can go bad in a hurry. He said a discount will always be offered Amanda Rose, a 21-year-old English senior and vice president of Floridance, said she does not believe the reduced discount will affect her dance companys ability to perform at the Phillips Center. Rose said the funding received from the Florida Players theater company helps pay for Floridance performances at the Phillips Center once a semester. However, Rose said the company is always at risk of losing funding because of budget cuts. This could make performing at the Phillips Center expensive with the drop to the 10 percent discount this summer. We would not like to end that tradition, she said. Facility-use discount to decrease This app will allow young adults to make the decision whether they should drive or not. Teresa DaoUF sophomore

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An anti-hazing committee recently formed at UF at the request of Frank Brogan, chancellor of the State University System of Florida. Administrators, a professor and a student make up the committee, time to review the universitys hazing policies. Kratzer said the committees goal is not to target the Greek system but to examine possible hazing occur ring in areas across campus. Lets take a look at the whole university, he said. Student Body President Anthony Reynolds said everyone should have respect for the investigation process before jumping to conclusions. When the facts do come out, I know that they will be handled in the proper way, he said. Alpha Phi Alpha is a National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternity. NPHC is comprised of nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities. According to the fraternitys website, Alpha Phi Alpha was the ternity for African-Americans, and it was founded at Cornell Univer sity in Ithaca, N.Y., in 1906.UF formed anti-hazing committee in January THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffLauren Book, founder of Laurens Kids, and her supporters wave at they walk down Museum Drive near Lake Alice Tuesday as part of the Walk in My Shoes campaign. HAZING, from page 1 IN 2011 THERE WERE 11 ATTACKS IN FLORIDA. AYANA STEWARTAlligator Contributing WriterAn annual UF report released Tuesday showed a decrease in shark attacks in the U.S. but a rise for the rest of the world. The report found 75 instances of unprovoked shark attacks worldwide. Out of those attacks, 29 incidents happened in the United States the lowest since 1998. According to George Burgess, the director of the Florida Program for Shark Research, Florida has the most attacks nationwide. Burgess said Floridas population and popularity as a tourist destination contribute to the number of attacks. In 2011, there were 11 attacks in Florida, compared to 13 in 2010. Youve got a lot of people in the water year round, Burgess said. The opportunities are there for interactions between the two species, and they do occur. Some UF students arent concerned with shark attacks. Dyann Lesnever, a 19-year-old telecommunication freshman from Miami, said he visits the beach regularly. Before I moved to Gainesville, I used to go at least three times a month, Lesnever said. We about shark attacks.Shark attack numbers remain stable in state, down nationally ALEXANDRA VENTURAAlligator Contributing WriterLauren Book wants you to know theres life after sexual abuse. Book, the CEO and founder of sexual assault prevention organization Laurens Kids, spoke to about 20 people on the Plaza of the Americas on Wednesday. She talked about preventing and dealing with sexual abuse, then led attendees on a walk to Lake Alice. Book came to Gainesville for Walk in My Shoes, an annual statewide 39-day event that raises awareness for childhood sexual abuse. Gainesville was one of 39 stops on the walk from Key West to Tallahassee. Although Books organization focuses on childhood sexual abuse, she said she wanted to let college students know they arent alone. It is important that you guys know what to do and where to go, and that you know its okay to tell, Book said. This is supposed to be an exciting time for you. Book was sexually assaulted by her family nanny for six years during her childhood. Afterward, she said, she struggled with anorexia. She hit a low weight of 70 pounds and faced organ failure before she began working through it. We are at a time where we are beginning to look at the issues of sexual assault, Book said. This is whats behind closed doors of peoples homes. Samantha White, a 20-year-old criminology junior, came to watch Book speak. I think Lauren is incredibly inspirational, White said. Shes a woman who has been through so much and is using her negative experience to help others. Its truly amazing. Cross-state walk raises awareness for childhood sexual abuse Youve got a lot of people in the water year round. The opportunities are there for interactions between the two species, and they do occur.George Burgessdirector of the Florida Program for Shark ResearchWalk is annual 39-day event

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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 EditorialTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Have you ever witnessed or been subjected to hazing? Wednesdays question: Do you support the overturning of Proposition 8? 124 TOTAL VOTES73% YES 27% NOUse What You GotBill of Rights provides for marriage equalityA closer look at the Bill of Rights could give same-sex marriage advocates the tools they need to ensure mar riage equality nationwide. In the controversial 1965 Supreme Court decision Griswold v. Connecticut, the court ruled that there exists a right to privacy, striking down a Connecticut law prohibiting the use of contraceptives. A quick reading of the Bill of Rights shows that no such language actually exists in the document. So how did the court come to the conclusion that we have this so-called right to privacy? In fact, many of our freedoms are not mentioned in the Bill of Rights. For instance, few would argue that we do not have the right to travel or to enter into contracts or even the right to intoxicate ourselves, despite the fact that no such amendments address this issue except for one. The Ninth Amendment states, The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. In other words, the fact that the Constitution lists specific rights in the previous eight amendments does not mean that those are the only rights we, as individuals, have. It also means that the government should not use the Bill of Rights as a complete list of rights in order to deny us other freedoms. Supporters of Proposition 8 are using the 10th Amendment to argue that the state of California has the right to decide on same-sex marriage. However, the 10th Amendment does not mean that states can create laws that violate other rights. The rights of states to decide laws end where individual rights begin. And, of course, no court yet has ruled that the Ninth Amendment creates a right to marry. However, by pairing the Ninth Amendment with the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, proponents of same-sex marriage might have a good chance to achieve their goals if this issue reaches the Supreme Court. If the Fourth Amendment prohibits the state from coming into your home without reasonable cause, does this not imply that the government should keep out of your sexual business as well? Because the First Amendment prevents the government from respecting an establishment of religion, does this not imply that the government refrain from using religion as a And because marriage is actually a religious institution, does this not imply that the government should abstain from preventing religious institutions from performing marriage ceremonies for whomever they choose, regardless of sexual orientation? By using the Bill of Rights as their guide, same-sex mar riage proponents should be successful in arguing for mar riage equality if this case makes it to the high court. In the meantime, things are looking good.Obama hypocrite for taking super PAC moneyI pocrisy. The Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission was a landmark decision that allows so-called super PACs to collect unlimited and undisclosed funds from corporations to spend on political campaigns. his position last Monday and given his blessing to his super PAC is nothing short of a hypocrite. railed that unlimited corporate spending was a threat to our democracy. In his 2010 State of the Union address, tive tone of the super PACs. By Monday evening, word Priorities USA Action, to raise the unlimited funds he once condemned. PACs to endorsing their money. Will he stop at nothing to win re-election? Embracing the very same policies he once denounced made a political calculation. Having seen that Mitt Romthat without his blessing, his super PAC would not be able to collect donations. He would not be able to compete with the Republican nominee in 2012. He would not be able to win re-election. campaign manager, Jim Messina, states the Citizens United decision represents a dangerous trend toward a political system increasingly dominated by big-money interests with elections and our government. But the president has no choice but to embrace the syspaign manager whines that they cannot play by two different sets of rules. Mr. President, you do not change the system by embracing it. You cannot preach against something and then practice it. You cannot shout a call for change and then participate in the very same things you wish to change. Make no mistake: I completely agree that the Citizens United ruling is the single most harmful thing to happen to our political process in the last century. I believe the president was correct in his initial stance opposing the decision. But now that he is collecting the fruits of a decision he opposes, I fear that our political system will devolve into something unrecognizable. I knew it would happen. Politicians would take an initial stance against the decision, but they would eventually realize that they could never compete in an election against candidates who embraced these unlimited funds. Ultimatemulti-million dollar corporate checks. Money talks, and unchanged, our political system will become more corrupt than ever in the history of this country. Anonymous corporations will write multi-million dollar checks to candidates and eventually exercise powerful control over our government. Big banks and big businesses will buy politicians and policies will follow. The president is like a captain who is steering this ship of state. He should not be swayed by the political winds or the currents of convenience. He must remain on course to should not be hypocrisy. Garrett Bruno is a political science sophomore at UF. Garrett Brunoopinions@alligator.org

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Contrary to popular sentiment, the chapter of our nations history known as the civil rights movement has yet to be complete. The pages of history will describe the womens suffrage movement, the end of Jim Crow, de jure segregation and the achievements of the past century. However, there still exists an injustice in the U.S. so sigcommitment from our generation. This injustice is the prevalence of educational inequity within the U.S. education system. Currently, factors such as race, economics and a childs not a student receives a quality education in the U.S. Only 8 percent of students from low-income communities graduate college by the age of 24. graduate at a rate of 80 percent by the same age, according to research conducted by postsecondary.org. Simply put, these achievement gaps are unacceptable in a nation that prides itself on equality and equal access. Our generation must take up this cause and consider educational inequity a chapter of the civil rights movement that has yet to be written. Just like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we too must articulate a dream for our nations future. This dream should include the belief that all children, regardless of their background or life circumstances, deserve a high-quality education. Though much debate exists on how to make this dream a reality, it is almost universally accepted that teachers will play an integral role in eradicating educational inequity. Therefore, providing all students with motivated, talented and inspiring teachers must be a major goal of our nations education system. This belief is central to the mission of Teach For America. Since Teach For Americas founding in 1989, the national nations highest-need schools to work as full-time teachers. corps, according to Caity Hickey, the recruitment manager at UF. I myself will be among this group and in the fall will begin teaching middle school socials studies in Miami-Dade County. I know the challenges ahead will be immense, but in speaking of his generations civil rights movement, King once stated, Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. Teaching in our nations highest need schools will undoubtedly be a struggle for all those accepted into the corps, but I could not think of a more important issue worth struggling for. Will Teach For America members solve all the problems at the heart of our nations education system? Absolutely not. Structural changes to education must ultimately occur if we are to eradicate educational inequity in the U.S. However, until these changes are made, our generation must act on the behalf of the millions of young students who are in need of positive role models and inspirational teachers. Moreover, I hope that the classroom experience I gain as a tural changes within our education system in the future. 10. More information about Teach For America and its application process can be found at teachforamerica.org. Andrew Hecht is a political science and history senior at UF.Teach for America hopes to end educational inequality in USGuest columnAndrew HechtSpeaking Out On Jan. 31, representatives of the Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents Regional Transit System bus drivers, mechanics, maintenance workers and administrative staff, sat gotiate their pension. However, the ATU representatives were forced to leave the meeting after the city refused to discuss in good faith the cost impacts of their own proposal and instead stubbornly reiterated cuts to bus driver pensions. RTS buses are the veins and arteries of rely heavily on bus services to get to and from class and work. would be unable to function in the manner it does today. Yet despite the central role they play in education and commerce are subjected to forced overtime, stagnant wages, looming cuts to their pensions and an ineffective grievance procedure. More than any other single issue on campus, students overwhelmingly want portation. are right around the corner, almost always feature platform promises from parties to improve RTS services. promises, they should stand with the ATU and resolutely support their demands for a fair contract. Instead of hiring more drivers for understaffed routes, RTS requires its drivers to work overtime, sometimes up to 60 hours a week. As a result, drivers are more tired when they go to work, which increases the risk of accidents. Although hiring more drivers would cost RTS more in wage and pension payments. So, in order to avoid paying salaries for new drivers and staff, RTS simply forces its small workforce to work overtime and passes the bill onto the university, which is responsible for covering the vast majority of time-and-a-half wages from overtime. In essence, forced overtime means stusafe bus service, and bus drivers are placed in the uncomfortable position of working longer hours than they should. Despite their long work hours, RTS drivers have not seen a raise since 2009 when the city increased wages by a meager bus drivers saw their pensions attacked in the last year by both the state legislature and the city. Last year, the state placed draconian restrictions on pension contributions, which limited the amount of over time earnings that can go toward employee pensions to 300 hours annually. Now, the city wants to further raid the bus drivers hard-earned pensions by limiting the overtime earning contribution to 80 hours per year. The city also upholds an extremely unfair grievance arbitration policy for bus drivers who have legitimate concerns at work. When drivers have a dispute with management, they can have the city arbitrate the city rules in favor of the driver, both sides have to pay 50 percent of the cost of centive for drivers to bring up controver sial grievances. These legal costs can range anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000 depending on the complexity of the case, but even when the city rules in favor of the driver, the ATU is still on the hook for 50 percent of the arbitration costs. As the primary provider of transportation operating costs and with UF students comprising 75 percent of RTSs ridership, UF is in a unique position to play a decisive role in the ATUs struggle to ensure UF pays for 51 percent of RTSs transportation services, largely with students activity and service fees. With enough pressure from students and the UF administration, the City of drivers. RTS is an invaluable service to our campus and community that doesnt operate as well as it could if the city was more attentive to the needs of its drivers. solidarity with the ATU in demanding an end to the policy of forced overtime, stagnant wages and pension cuts, and it should support the ATUs demand for a fair grievance arbitration procedure. If youre interested in getting involved villes bus drivers and a better RTS system, come out to the weekly Students for a Democratic Society meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Anderson 32. You can get more information regarding the campaign on the Dave Schneider is a Zone 1 Coordinator and Florida AFL-CIO. Cassia Laham is a Gainesville Area Students for a Democratic Society OrganizerStudents should give their support to RTS bus driversGuest columnDave Schneider Cassia LahanSpeaking Out

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theA v enue Willys does a lot for the envrionment and for students. Read more on page 10.Greek life from a different perspective. Read all about a different point-of-view of the Greek system from the international students. Story on page 12.Parisleaf combines design with environment: Check out page 9 to read about a local business thats trying to give back to the world one tree at a time. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE DANA BURKEAvenue WriterHanger by hanger, Korrie Francis takes her time sifting through the looking for a style that catches her eye, then feeling the fabric for quality and checking the label for a designer brand. Francis, a UF journalism sophomore, takes as much time as she needs because, for her, time is money. Today she sorts carefuling items and in-trend pieces to sell online. Unlike most fashionistas, who shop solea self-proclaimed history buff, does her research ahead of time to nab the best items. I look up the history behind major patterns and styles of a decade, she said. I can go into thrift stores and be like, Oh, thats from the sixties because it has psychedelic patterns. cial meaning that should be treasured. when you know where they came from, she said. Like a shirt thats 30 years old, its not just fresh off the rack. Its been through Francis, 19, was introduced to this economical way of shopping by her mother, things for low prices by using thrift stores. The habit stuck with Francis. Its kind of like a secret, like a treasure hunt, Francis said. You walk into a thrift store and there are so many racks and you exhilarating. About a year ago, out of necessity, an unemployed Francis decided to turn her colsetting up an eBay account and selling her I did a lot of research looking for simigood description and price things, she said. Theres just so much on eBay and its important to know how to list things to make them stand out. She admits to being an eBay-aholic for research purposes. Simple searches on the site help her recognize brands and know what is selling for a lot of money. Her boyfriend, Nick Barlow, 21, agreed that shes addicted to eBay, but hes happy her hobby has her making money as opposed to spending it. Korrie uses eBay as a learning tool as to price things in the same way as if she had an actual store, Barlow said. This is a starting point As she looks through the dresses at Goodchase from her eBay account. A delicate thrifted bangle sits on her wrist next to a similar bracelet that she purchased new. Through the belt loops of her storebelt with a gold buckle purchased from a thrift store. tage boots completes the sharp and stylish look. I like to be casual on a day-to-day basis but also polished and put together and a little quirky, she said. thrift stores, including the Alachua County Humane Society Thrift Store. I like shopping at charity thrift stores because the money goes back to a good cause, body else. sold on eBay was a Gucci purse, which she for about $3. Francis sold it for $90. it pretty early on when I needed to make money. eryone. I just think thrift stores are a good resource, especially for college students, she said. good quality for the price of pennies.Fifth Avenue Fashion: Korrie Francis is a Frugal FashionistaDana Burke / Alligator StaffWith the right amount of swag, Francis can teach you how to rock any budget. Dana burke / Alligator Staff

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 KAY BEAAvenue WriterThe other day, I received a text message from the new boy who I like. It had a short, sweet hey, how are you? implication, yet conveyed this salutation with clever wording based on an inside joke that was developing between us. This text was, in a way, quite titillating. Upon seeing it illuminate my phone, I felt amused, excited and even a little turned on simultaneous emotions that indicate the intensity of my crush is growing bolder. Yeah, I like this one. terest Ive just described. Its great that someone is giving me the attention that I want, but come on, I cant let him know that just yet. The situation is delicate and must be handled with utmost care respond too soon, and one risks appearing over-eager, readily available and, my least favorite D- word of all time: desperate. long to return the correspondence, there is a possibility of sending false signals of the Im not too interested type. (Rule of thumb: Give it 15 to 60 minutes, depending on how well the wait time. After all, its only polite to reward good behavior.) This got me thinking about the games we play in the roulette of text messages. In some ways, the text has opened possibilities in relationship communication that would probably blow Alexander Graham Bells mind. Texting allows us to be poignant, to think an extra few seconds before we speak and to turn on the witty charm using 160 char acters or less. Want to melt a girls heart? Interrupt her day with an adorable quip consisting of equal parts returns the favor, youre golden. But what happens when the feeling isnt mutual? When a message is sent, but goes unanswered? Or, the worst, when the reply happens days later with a, sorry-my-phone-died lie? We all know the solution to this quandary is simple, albeit a blow to the ego: Give up. Take the number out of your phone to resist a repeat offense and move on. Yet for some reason, the element of challenge presents itself and entices some of us to persist, to attempt to break down the wall and evolve our shame from text-reject into the morning-after walk. In my crushs case, I have to admit that he has mastered the balance of an effective, complimentary, humorous and cute text. Cor respondence is initiated on a regular, but not excessively frequent, basis that implies hes available, but not clingy. Oh, plus he uses proper grammar and leaves the emoticons to a minimum what an adult! The better half of me knows that this is, in its own right, a type of game. But its one that Ill play a little longer.The Art of Flying Solo, Topic 4: Mixed (Text) Messages MICHAEL NEWMANAvenue WriterA few blocks from campus on University Avenue, there lies an ing. Tucked behind a thick patch of trees, Parisleaf Printing and Design might not even be seen by passersby. But if you spend enough time in Gainesville, you will be sure to see its work, as more local businesses are of its focus on the environment. The company operates on a unique premise: For every order, the company plants a minimum of ten trees, effectively producing more than what is consumed. Working with local and global organizations, Parisleaf planted 7,000 trees in 2011. Its achievement didnt go unnoticed Parisleaf won the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award for Commitment to the Environment last year. In addition to the companys commitment to carbon neutrality, Parisleaf also uses soyand vegetablebased inks for all of its printing, as well as 100 percent wind power for the production of all its printing materials. All the paper is made from mostly recycled sources also. Chad and Alison Paris, both 23, founded Parisleaf Printing and Design on June 3, 2010. Chad Paris, a business marketing and management graduate of Gainesville State College in Georgia, decided to open shop here while his wife studies cognitive neuroscience in UFs graduate program. He knew the economy was rough, so he decided to go into something businesses always need. Theres nothing that makes you more recession-proof than starting your business in the middle of a recession, Chad Paris said. This courageous logic led him to focus on printing and design. He learned that the printing industry consumes an area of forest equivalent to the size This fact forced him to think of a green alternative. Parisleafs promise to plant at least ten trees for every printing order extends to plant 100 trees for every Web-design order. By doing this, Chad Paris hopes to promote web-based promotional material instead of wasteful print. About half of those trees are per sonally planted by Chad Paris and the companys employees, in partnership with local Neutral Gator at the Alachua Conservation Trust. Three times a year, the group works to plant from 2,000 to 5,000 trees locally. The rest are planted throughout the world, through a partnership with Trees for the Future, a charity that has been working since 1989. Of course, the other half of the company is design. Chad Paris pasyears ago when he worked for a screen-printing company. The young marketing graduate quickly learned the ropes of design but eventually left to come to Gainesville while his wife attends UF. Thats what really introduced me to creativity, Chad Paris said, and he works to carry that to Parisleaf. The companys portfolio can be viewed online at www.parisleaf. com. His company employs seven people, working mostly with local businesses and different academic departments at UF. Were always looking for interns, especially with a passion for public speaking and sustainability, Chad Paris explained. The future looks bright for the Parisleaf family. In 2012, the comaccommodate not only its growing business, but for its campaign for social entrepreneurship as well. Were a unique company because our focus is on eco-friendly business, but we want other companies to follow our lead, he said.Gainesville printing business gives back to environment environment

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CHRIS ALCANTARAAvenue WriterGainesville is a city known not only for its large college population and vibrant nightlife but also for its ability to draw the appeal of major restaurant chains from all over the country. The city, of course, has its McDonalds, Zaxbys, Five Guys and the recent re-addition of a Wendys. A recent rise in the opening of Mexican restaurants, however, has taken the city by storm. But which place has the best nachos, the best sauce and the best burritos? Willys Mexicana Grill, at 3617 SW Archer Road, made its quiet entry into the Mexican food game last fall with its soft opening on Nov. 30. The restaurant had its grand opening on Jan. 16. Founded by Willy Bitter in 1995, Willys has expanded in the last 15 years to become a well-known Mexican food chain in Atlanta. The restaurant buys all of its produce locally and its meats from southern Georgia. Gonzalez said the restaurant does not own a freezer as another way to keep its food fresh for customers. Everything is prepped by hand, he said. Along with Willys desire to provide customers the freshest food possible, one of the restaurants goals is to become more energy tablishment in Gainesville using Product Soak, meaning it is using less water and chemicals to wash its fruits and vegetables prior to cooking. To lower electricity usage, Willys uses two Big Ass Fans to cool the restaurant when temperatures rise. The restaurant has an estimated 40 percent lower utility bill compared to other similar sized restaurants, Gonzalez said. We try not to waste any energy, he said. To appeal to college students, Willys plans to offer its building and services, which will include catering, to student organizations. Any student group that wants to do anything with us, we can use our truck or have our food and marketing tools, Gonzalez said. Well do anything because we want to be part of the community. Jamie Sison, a 20-year old dietetic junior, was raised in Atlanta and has been a fan of Willys food for four years. When hearing the news a Willys was opening in Gainesville, Sison said she was excited. I prefer this to Moes, she said. I believe Sitting with Sison was Kiki Chidiac, a 20year-old food and resource economics junior. of variety, and its pretty cool that the restaurant has a bunch of vegetarian stuff. Gonzalez said Willys will continue its efto make a positive impact on the Gainesville community. 10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffTry Willys as an alternative to the other Mexican restaurants for a fresh taste. Fresh Mexican food is simply the way Willys does it

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ERICA A. HERNANDEZAvenue WriterIn the summer of 2008, Adam Bowers was a UF class of 2007 telecommunication graduate stuck in Gainesville. With the help of some to kill, he made a movie. New Low isnt just any movie, though; it is his creation. He wrote, directed, produced, loosely based on his life, that eventually earned him critical acclaim at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. New Low follows unambitious twenty-something Wendell, played by Bower, as he struggles deciding between two girls and, ultimately, two different versions of himself. This dumpster-diving chick isnt exactly the most emotionally healthy human being, but that doesnt keep Wendell away. After what can only be described as a wacky one-night stand, they start a relationship in which the is attending art gallery openings for free food. Things get messy when Wendell realizes he is interested in another and really likes Wendell and wants to help him. Not too tough of a choice, right? Not for Wendell. Bowers commented on the over arching theme of this subtly romantic comedy: Why is it so easy to date these girls who I think are such train wrecks, but I cant date this one girl who I think is amazing? Like we dont have anything in common? were friends he made through UFs Theatre Strike Force, a club he joined during his last semester at UF. New Low was made and set in Gainesville. Mothers Pub & Grill is featured prominently, as well as Par amount Grill and the Hippodrome State Theatre, and many scenes are set on West University Avenue. Submitted to the Sundance Film maker friend, Bowers was ready to put New Low behind him. I drove my submission to their just forgot about it cause I assumed it was a waste of $100. And then was chosen to premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. New Low is now available for digital download on iTunes, viewing on Hulu or for purchase through the movies website at www.newlowmovie.com. People either like it a lot, or they cant get into it. But I am totally OK with that, Bowers said of his deadpan, Woody Allen-esque romantic comedy. Bowers lives in L.A. where he is producing a new movie the traditional way this time. He is in a happy, healthy relationship. He attributes this success to being not as much of a wreck. 12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012Photo still from New LowAdam Bowers is one of the biggest method actors of our time. He became himself to play this role. Gainesville grad makes it into the Sundance Film Festival By ERICA A. HERNANDEZAvenue Writer To UF students, the Greek community is a normal and constant component of our university. But to a foreigner, these Sperry-clad, preppy students who seem to be constantly sporting gang signs may not seem so ordinary. More than 4,200 students were members of Greek organizations as of 2000, according to UFs website. According to the UF Fact Book, about 4,000 students enrolled in the Fall 2010 semester were international students. I am a resident of Weaver Hall, otherwise know as the international dorm because, according to the Department of Housing, all international students who wish to live on campus are assigned to Weaver. They call it Greek, but its not really, said Priyanka Parmar, 19, a sociology sophomore from Leicester, England. Nothing about it is Greek. My best friend at home is Greek, and I dont see anything here thats Greek. She said she thinks its just a name assigned to them. Bibi Iqbal, 19, a biochemistry sophomore from Oxford, England, had a contrasting opinion. I think the way the media portrays them as very stuck up, blond-hair bimbo types, but I feel like they are not like that at all, she said. At least not all of them. Its nice in some ways because you get to meet people from different years and different majors, she said. So I think in that way its good, and you get to do all these cool events. Aidan Knowles, a 19-year-old journalism sophomore from Dublin, pointed out that Greek life isnt exactly familiar or nor mal to an international student. a bit strange. They are kind of a strange cultural thing that I dont really understand. I think they are cool and stuff, but I dont like the air of exclusivity they seem to have around them, he said. Thats sort of unusual.Seeing the Greek life through international points-of-view

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Only 3 units remain!!! 3-14-1220-2 Dont 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 Share a 4BR, 2BA house. LR, FR, kitchen, off street park. NW 34th St/NW 39th Ave Furn BR with bed,dresser room for desk. Pref. graduate or prof 6 mo. min. lease. $400 month util. incl. 352-374-7930. 2-14-5-4 2 rooms available in 4br/2ba for $300/month + 1/4 utilities. close to campus and available march 1. all cable channels and internet at house. male or female. call matt at 352-2563492 2-17-7-4 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 4-25-12-72-10GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 4-25-73-10

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ALLIGATORGuitars 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 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a 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!!!! VEHICLES $500 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 BUY FOR BLOWOUT PRICES & SAVE BIG!!!! VEHICLES STARTING $500!! PRICES NEGOTIABLE!!! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 94 FORD TAURUS $900 98 DODGE AVENGER $1500 96 CADILLAC DEVILLE $1700 98 GRAND AM $1999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 97 FORD EXPLORER $1700 96 TOYOTA CAMRY $1999 97 MITS MIRAGE $2500 98 NISSAN ALTIMA $2500 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 01 DODGE NEON $1999 98 CHEVY VENTURE $2999 95 CHEVY BLAZER $2999 98 DODGE DURANGO $4999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 99 ACURA INTEGRA $2999 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 02 KIA RIO $3500 00 HONDA ACCORD $3999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 SUN RISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVs, & VANS 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 SUN RISE AUTO SALES BRING W2 AND DRIVE HOME TODAY! 30 DAY WARRANTY! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 01 NISSAN ALTIMA $6999 04 NISSAN SENTRA $6999 02 TOYOTA CAMRY $6999 04 CHEVY ASTRO $6999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 04 HONDA ACCORD $7999 04 CHEVY IMPALA $7999 02 HONDA ODYSSEY $7999 01 TOYOTA SOLARA $7999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 05 DODGE DURANGO $9999 05 FORD F150 $10,999 06 SATURN ION $11,999 07 FORD MUSTANG $12,999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 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 responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-25-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-25-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.com VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 2-16-12-8-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. 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 4-25-1272-14STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. 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16, ALLIGATOR 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 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 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 Sales Asst/Customer Svc Rep Apply in person at Tomlinson Motor Company, 3580 N Main St $10/hr, part time 15-20 hrs/wk flexible. 2-14-12-5-14 Hogan's Great Sandwiches now hiring Bartenders/Deli Help. No exp necessary. Must have reliable transportation and some daytime availability. Accepting apps Monday 2/8 Saturday 2/11. 9:00am-11am only. 2-10-12-3-14 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 4-25-12-72-15NEED 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 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. 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 THE LINGERIE COMPANYFREE EROTIC DANCE CLASSThis Thursday ONLY 7p.m. Oaks Mall Paza. Call for details 335-4814 2-9-3-20 Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND.WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKETEvery Sat & Sun Hwy 30115 min from Gainesville 468-2255 4-25-72-21

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Florida junior Austin Maddox, who hit just .280 as a sophomore, said he is trying to look past last years struggles at the plate. See story, page 18. Will receives honorGators womens tennis player Allie Will was named the SEC Womens Tennis Player of the Week on Wednesday. She is 7-0 in singles play this season.Gators in the NFLFormer Florida football players Jaye Howard, Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey have been invited to participate in the NFL Combine being held Feb. 22-28 in Indianapolis. Demps is expected to decline the invitation. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. Florida coach Billy Donovan warned his team before Tuesday nights 20-point loss that poor shots and quick possessions would allow Kentucky to run wild in transition. Once those mistakes began Rupp Arena, it usually took the Wildcats 6-foot-7 freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist just two steps from the 3-point line to hammer home Donovans point. I tell you what, when he gets the ball in the open court, he takes two strides; hes about NBA line in two strides, Kentucky coach John Calipari said. Hes laying it Hes pretty good. Kidd-Gilchrist, a forward, led the No. 1 Wildcats in transition with six of his 13 points coming off half. Florida allowed a season-high tying 16 fast-break points the most it has given up since Dec. 2 at second-ranked Syracuse fed overs. The Gators also missed 20 of 30 shots to start the game, giving the Wildcats ample opportunities to We didnt shoot it well, but I also thought some of our turnovers there in the stretch, some of their transition hurt us, Donovan said. Kentucky blocked six shots, including four by forward Anthony Davis, which forced Florida to take the face of the Wildcats lengthy frontcourt. Junior guard Kenny Boynton quality looks drained the teams energy on defense, causing breakdowns in player assignments once Kidd-Gilchrist and Co. got into the open court. The main thing was transition and offensive rebounding, Boynton said. We came down some plays and theyd get a block and they were out in transition. They were getting easy points. That kind Florida guard Brad Beal, who shooting, guarded Kidd-Gilchrist for much of the game but had a hard time containing the much taller forward. Using his four-inch height advantage, Kidd-Gilchrist hauled in a game-high 13 rebounds, including four on the offensive glass. edge on the boards. Whenever we dont shoot the ball well, we have to defend and rebound, Beal said. Our rebounding was also terrible because they were getting a lot of offensive rebounds We werent playing the way Florida usually plays. While Boynton and Beal said the Gators grew increasingly stagnant on offense throughout the night and did a bad job of moving without the ball, they were able to curtail the Wildcats frenetic pace after halftime. tucky was only able to get behind Floridas defense for four points, with Kidd-Gilchrist held scoreless in transition. We always tell our guys, if hes ahead of you, you must give him the ball, Calipari said. If you dont, youll come out of the game, because hes always going to make something good happen. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org.AP Photo points in transition in Tuesdays game against Florida. JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer Brittany Shine thrives with time. She has no problem scor minutes, but her shorter stints yield unwanted results. When logging 10-plus minpercent clip, scoring 7.1 points per game. Her numbers drop to 20 percent and 1.2 points in 13 games with single-digit minutes this season. against Ole Miss last Sunday, 7 shooting in 10 minutes of playing time. Ive got a long way to go, so I cant be complacent, Shine said. My defense has to be better (I need to be) doing stuff other people arent doing so I stand out more. Shine will aim to build on arguably her most impressive performance of the season in tonights game against Auburn at 7 in the OConnell Center. While Shine may seem underplayed on paper, the key to increased playing time is an improved effort without the ball in her hands. Senior center Azania Stewart said Shine provides the Gators with a spark when she enters games, citing the sophomore guards ability to take advantage of limited opportunities. But Stewart also said Shine has some work to do in order to become a more complete player. Shes shooting great, shes been getting extra shots up in [the gym], Stewart said. A better effort on the defensive end will help her stay on the Stewart also praised Shines running in the transition game. Redshirt senior forward Ndidi Madu said she believes this season. When she got out there and she started hitting threes (against Ole Miss), she started feeling good about herself, Madu said. Thats what she needs to have. Bring that same mentality and mindset to every game and be aggressive. Shines best attribute is shooting, and the Gators have tried to take advantage of that strength. One potential use for a scorer like Shine would be to substitute her into a game to jumpstart a lagging offense. However, coach Amanda Butwith her coaching philosophy. Very rarely are we putting anyone in the game and going, Hey, go in there and hit us a shot, Butler said. Were sending you in going, Get a stop, increase tempo, bring some energy. If Shine wants to become lineup, she will need to achieve consistency in all aspects of the game. Ultimately, Butler said that Shine working to earn more minutes is an ongoing process. Shine is still a young player who is learning and her game is evolving, Butler said. Shes continually working and thats all we can ask her to do. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org.UF looking for more than scoring from sophomore ShineWOMENS BASKETBALLCats fast break quickly sunk GatorsShine

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18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 Alligator File Photoman and relief pitcher Austin Maddox slumped to hit .280 as a sophomore. BASEBALL TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer Austin Maddox is hoping his sophomore slump doesnt follow him into his junior year. After batting .333 and leading the team in home runs (17) and RBI (72) as a freshman two seasons ago, Maddox struggled to The 6-foot-3, 235-pound junior hit just .280 last season the lowest mark by any of the Gators everyday players while knocking just six home runs and reaching base at a .327 clip, which was also the worst among regular starters. You cant make excuses for yourself, Maddox said. I dont think it was the [new bats introduced last season]; I think I just had a rough year. It happens to everyone, and Im looking forward to this year and moving past it. In the offseason, Maddox said he worked heavily on his swing to help him get over last years hump. He spent a lot of time during the off months with assistant coach Florida. Bell helped Maddox work on staying back through his swing and not drifting forward in the batters box. Most importantly, though, Maddox has worked on his patience at the plate a facet of the game that hindered his production at times last season. After striking out 42 times as a freshman, he struck out 33 times last year, which was fourth most on the team. While he improved his strikeout rate from 15 percent in 2010 to 12.6 percent last season, Maddox said he would still chase too many pitches out of the strike zone, par ticularly early in at-bats. Ive been working on being a little bit more patient early in the count, Maddox said. Its really hard; its kind of who I am, its whats built into me. Im aggressive, and thats what I am, but Im making adjustments and its working out. Maddoxs aggressiveness at the plate may have negatively affected his offensive numbers last year, but that same attribute helped him on the mound. As a freshman, entering last season, Florida coach Kevin OSullivan used Maddox out of the bullpen, too. The move paid off. Maddox was one of the Gators most reliable relievers, making 21 appearances and surrendering just two earned runs while holding opponents to a .198 batting average. Although his numbers on the mound were more impressive than those at the plate, the righty not only spent time in the offseason adjusting his swing mechanics, pitches, too. Fellow reliever Steven Rodriguez helped Maddox tweak his slider, and now Maddox said he is locating the pitch much more effectively and feels comfortable throwing it in any situation. That, in turn, should make OSullivan that much more at ease with the back end of the Gators bullpen. While OSullivan said he feels good with Maddox, Rodriguez and Greg Larson late in games, Floridas skipper is unsure if the team will go into the season with one set closer. That doesnt matter to Maddox, though. Im going to get on the mound and give it my best effort, Maddox said. Im going to go right at you; Im aggressive. I guess I just have the closer mentality already built into me. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org.Maddox pushing past 1 I just had a rough year. It happens to everyone, and Im looking forward to this year and moving past it.Austin Maddox

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MATT: The Gators completed a fullon walk of shame last night, arriving back in Gainesville with their scaly tails tucked neatly between their legs following a 20-point shellacking in Lexington, Ky. On the surface, there wasnt much positive to draw from the incredibly embarrassing loss that saw star point guard Erving 2008. But dont fret about Big Blue Nations dominance of Gator Nation. Dont worry about seeing freshman phenom Brad Beal on the wrong end of SportsCenter Top 10 dunk. cold shooting even Jordans Bulls had an off night every now and again. Brighter days are ahead, and Kentucky has to come to the ODome on March 4 to close out the regular season. Plus, theres one more ketball interest going forward: This years team is miles ahead of the one that advanced to the Elite Eight a season ago. GREG: Tuesdays loss may not be cause for concern, but dont be so quick to say this years team is better than last. The 2010-11 Gators will ultimately be remembered as an Elite Eight loser, but on two separate occasions they were one bucket away from advancing to an extremely winLast years team blended talent and experience, and it showed in the results. The senior leadership of Vernon Macklin, Alex Tyus and especially Chandler Parsons made that team mentally tough, and by the end of the year they were prepared to handle anything. ing none of the discomfort and unsteadiness that has this years group 2-5 in those situations. MATT: While several of your points are salient, theyre also contradictory. Saying Parsons, Macklin and Tyus were prepared to handle anything is a bit of a stretch when you consider they couldnt close vanced to the Elite Eight last season, but that achievement alone cant be used as the sole barometer of success. Last years Gators were smoked early on by Ohio State at home. This years team fared much better against a Buckeyes squad thats arguably improved over a year ago, and that Jacksonville for crying out loud! The talent suiting up in those fancy new jerseys is clearly superior, and the only area in which the Gators are currently lacking is development of a killer instinct. But the terrible losses and the inability to put away an inferior foe when it mattered most tell me that this years team has a much higher ceiling. GREG: Last years team came together as the season went on, and the group that played in March was hardly the same team If the 2011-12 group comes together in the same way itll have a shot at outpacing last years team, but its not there yet. the low post and added only Walter Pitchford. Is that really an improvement? ence Player of the Year in Parsons and replaced him with Brad Beal. shooting a lower percentage with none of the point guard skills that have Parsons playing 24 minutes per night as an NBA rookie. How are the Gators better off? MATT: You made my point for me, Greg. Thanks buddy. This years Gators still have plenty of room for improvement, youre right on that. gained a full-time role from sophomore Patric Young, who has been an absolute force when healthy and properly conditioned. Beal doesnt do all the things Parsons did from the three spot, but neither did Parsons Beal is further along than any freshman in the country not wearing blue and white, and hes only getting better. the systemic failures that caused losses to Atlantic Sun and Conference USA opponents last year, and it ranks third in the country in last years team. Last nights loss against Kentucky will only serve as a launching pad for improvement, and with this teams ability to shoot the completely in play. GREG: Sure, this years team has the potential to ride hot shooting all the way to New Orleans, but it could just as easily go cold from outside and be knocked out on the tournaments opening weekend. The Gators have taken 44.1 percent of their shots this season from three, ranking sixth in the nation and more than 12 percentage points higher than last years team. since Kenpom.com started tracking these things has taken more than 42.1 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc. On top of 33 percent or lower. Thats why this years team is built to impress and last years team is built to win. Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator.org and Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. Vote for the winner online at alligatorSports.org ALLIGATOR, THE RALLY Matt Wattstwitter: @wattmatts Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca Which UF basketball team is better 2010-11 or 2011-12?

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JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Writer A reckless hack with the stick is now carrying greater consequences than ever before. The Gators, along with every other womens lacrosse program, are facing the challenge of learning a new style of play due to an offseason rules change that requires any player who receives a yellow card to leave the game for two minutes without being replaced. Its a work in progress, Gators coach Amanda OLeary said. This is game-changing. The new rule forces the team playing down a player to do so in whereas under the previous rule the team could still keep seven players in the active third of the ers outside of that third. OLeary, who serves on the NCAA Rules Committee, said the bite into yellow cards. They wanted yellow cards to mean something and that there and repercussions to people getting yellow cards, OLeary said. For the offense, OLeary said the biggest challenge when playing a player down is to keep the ball moving, while the biggest challenge on defense is to not get worn out during the course of the two-minute penalty. OLeary stressed that the most important thing a team can do while playing a player up is to constantly be looking for the open attacker. Florida was able to take advantage of a one-woman advantage twice in its 17-2 exhibition win against England on Jan. 26. One of the goals came when Englands Emily Gray got a yellow card at the 14:35 mark for hitGraziano in the head. Less than two minutes later, Kitty Cullen Barry unguarded right outside the center of the crease, where Barry put it past the goalkeeper for her second score of the game. It was definitely because we were a man up that that goal happened, Barry said. Kitty knew that I was the open player and she knew where I was right when she got the ball. It was preparing us for that situation and my teammates being prepared. By penalizing teams that commit hard fouls, the changes to the sport where players do not wear helmets, yet sticks are swung wildly and used as a means of checking. It will hopefully decrease the amount of concussions coming out of lacrosse, Graziano said. Cullen believes that players will be more cautious when defending for fear of putting their team in a shorthanded situation. check you as hard as they could because there was no disadvantage, Cullen said. But now, I think people will be a lot more cautious and everyone will be a lot safer. 20, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff Rule change mandates tougher penalty for yellow cards UF Lacrosse



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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 97 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF drops in Princeton Reviews best value rankingThis year it was ranked seventh, last year it was third, pg 3. GMAT to add new section in JuneA new integrated reasoning section will be added, pg 4. Want to make it into Sundance, too?Gator grads do big things. New Low made it into the Sundance Film Festival. Story on pg 12. 71 /46 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 15 SPORTS 17 THE BILL WILL BE DEBATED TODAY IN THE HOUSE. ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff WriterA bill that would give the governor power to appoint a student representative to the Board of Governors will be debated today in the Florida House of Representatives. HJR931 would nullify the current system of appointment, in which the president of the Florida Student Association serves as the student member of the Board. The bill was approved Tuesday by the House Education Committee. FSA chairman Mike Long said he is wholeheartedly against the bill because it takes power away from students. However, UF Student Body President Anthony Reynolds said giving the power of appointment to the governor is a fairer practice. Florida colleges and universities pay FSA membership fees with students activity and service fees, Reynolds said. A recent amendment eliminated schools requirement to pay dues to be considered for the Board of Governors seat. Now that not all colleges have to pay the fee, there may be animosity among schools that pay the dues and schools that dont, he said. The result of this could play out when it comes time to elect the president of FSA, who would get the Board of Gover nors seat. Giving the power to the governor could erase the entire issue, Reynolds said. We should be lobbying at the state capitol, not lobbying each other.House to talk seat for students on state board JOEY FLECHASAlligator Staff WriterThe UF chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity has been temporarily suspended in the wake of recent hazing allegations. of Sorority & Fraternity Affairs to UFs Greek community Tuesday night, the fraternity has been placed on interim suspension pending the outcome of a formal hearing. University Police are investigating allegations that were reported to authorities Saturday. There are allegations of serious physical hazing and visible injuries, said UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes. Sources with knowledge of the situation told the Alligator the hazing may have included the beating of potential initiates. hazing occurred in recent weeks, and there was no hospitalization as a result from injuries. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Dave Kratzer said Wednesday off-campus was reported. If someones guilty of this, its a crime, he said. On Sunday, Alpha Phi Alpha received a cease-and-desist order from its district director instructing the fraternity to immediately stop all chapter activities until further notice. In the message, District Director for the Southern Region John Ellis Jr. instructed UF chapter members to return the chapter seal, chapter checkbook and and any other Alpha items to their chapter advisor. Ellis also told members not to contact anyone seeking membership William Douglass Lyle, executive director of the national organization, said in a statement Wednesday that Alpha Phi Alpha plans to cooperate with the police investigation. If any member of Alpha Phi Alpha is found to engage in conduct inconsistent with our mission, that member will be dealt with UF fraternity suspended following hazing allegations CLARE LENNONAlligator Staff WriterAuthorities arrested a suspect in a snatchand-run robbery that took place on campus near Rawlings Hall Wednesday night. Police said the suspect was caught south of the Phelps Lab on Museum Road by UPD and The 17-year-old suspect was charged with robbery by sudden snatching and resisting ar rest with violence, said UPD spokesman Maj. Brad Barber. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of grabbing the keychain wallet of a UF senior who was near the intersection of Newell Drive and Inner Road with her boyfriend. After the victim called 911, UPD created a perimeter around campus and was joined by suspect near the Astronomy Teaching Obser vatory and ran after him. The suspect struggled Barber said. The robbery occurred at 9:19 p.m., Barber said. He said there was no indication that the suspect had a weapon. UF sent out an emergency alert by email and text message at about 9:55 p.m. warning students of the incident. A follow-up message was sent when the suspect was caught at about 10:20 p.m. Campus was not closed at any time, Barber said. This was a very quick series of events that fortunately resulted in the arrest of the sus pect, he said.On-campus robbery suspect arrestedSEE HAZING, PAGE 5Brett Le Blanc / AAlligator SS taffPolice arrested a suspect in a snatch-and-run robbery on campus Wednesday night. Kentucky used a strong transition game led by freshman Michael KiddGilchrist to defeat Florida on Tuesday. See story, page 17.SSikes Alpha Phi Alpha is being investigatedCAMPUS CRIME

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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 97 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HHAPPENING?Study abroad in Europe this summer Today, 2:30 p.m. Turlington Hall, Room 3312 Enjoy pizza while hearing about summer study abroad programs to Brussels, Prague, Krakow and Salzburg with the Center for European Studies. For more details, call 352-3928902, extension 207. Islam 101: Back to the Basics Today, 7 p.m. Reitz Union Rion Ballroom The groups first lecture event of the month will be given by well-known speaker, Altaf Husain, regarding the basics of Islam. This is the most educational and beneficial event of the month in terms of raising awareness about Islam. For more information, please visit islamoncampus.com. Ahn Trio with the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Today, 7:30 p.m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Experience an imaginative, cross-cultural collaboration between the Ahn Trio and the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company as they draw inspiration from poetry, drama, music and dance to bring an artful fusion of Eastern splendor and Western dynamism. Student tickets are $12. Visit performingarts.ufl. edu for more information. Ignorance, Women and Excellent p.m. Justine, played by Kirsten Dunst, and Michael, played by Alexander Skarsgrd, are celebrating their marriage at a party in the home of Justines sister, played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, and brotherin-law, played by Kiefer Sutherland. Meanwhile, the planet Melancholia, is heading toward Earth. Every showing is free and open to the public. 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. Science Today, 7:30 p.m. Ustler Hall Atrium Professor Carla Fehr of the University of Waterloo, philosopher of science and technology, will discuss the role of women in academic science and engineering research and the impact of scientific diversity on research innovation. A Q-and-A will follow. For more information, visit humanities.ufl.edu. Why I Believe in God: The Moral Argument for the Existence of God Today and Friday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Ocora at Pugh Hall Come to this free lecture series by UF alumnus Clifford Goldstein. Goldstein is an American author and editor. One of his recent books is God, Godel, and Grace: A Philosophy of Faith. For more information visit facebook.com/cliffordgoldsteinuf or email uf.babyisaac@ gmail.com. Reitz Entertainment Board Presents: Melancholia Today, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 PARTLY CLOUDY 71/46 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/50 PARTLY CLOUDY 69/35 PARTLY CLOUDY 61/34 PARTLY CLOUDY 68/45 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 HIGHER EDUCATION ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterA UF education might not be as cheap as it used to be, but its still a top value, according to recent rankings. UF is still in The Princeton Reviews top 10 Best Value Colleges for 2012, although it dropped four spots in the rankings released Tuesday. The university is listed seventh out of 75 public universities. Last year, it was ranked third. Rankings were based on schools cost of atcollected combined student surveys and school records. David Soto, senior editor of Best Value Colleges: 2012 Edition, the book in which the list was published, said the differentiation between the thirdand seventh-ranked schools is very small. Because of all the data, he said it was hard to pinpoint one reason why UF slipped a few spots. Moving a few spots does not change the fact that UF provides a great education at a low price, he said. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was ranked number one on the public universities list, while Williams College in Massachusetts topped the private university list. Because of UFs comparatively low in-state tuition, it is no surprise that UF is among the top 10 again, said UF spokesman Steve Orlando. In-state tuition and fees for UF total at $5,700, according to the universitys website. The College Board website lists the average instate public university tuition and fees cost as $8,244. There has certainly been a lot of conversation about rising tuition, but we are still talking about tuition that is lower than the national instate average, Orlando said. It is still an incredible bargain. Michelle Feole, a 21-year-old chemical engineering junior, said she agrees that she is getting the best bang for her buck at UF. feels she is getting a top-quality education. We complain about professors who dont teach well, she said, but people at some of the best schools in the country who are paying $50,000 in tuition are complaining, too. UF slips in best value ranking THERE IS A LIST ON THE GPD WEBSITE. CASEY MACIOGEAlligator Contributing WriterIn the wake of 21 arrests in a sexual predator operation, Gainesville residents may be wondering how they can keep an eye out for danger. Cpl. Angelina Valuri, Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman, said anyone can search the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for registered predators or offenders. Even if the offender or predator has two homes, he or she must register in both locations. If you suspect a registered sex offender is living in your neighbor hood but hasnt registered locally, you should contact local law enforcement, Valuri said. Gainesville rules state that people who have committed a sexual crime against a child under 16 years of age cant live within 2,500 feet of a school, daycare or park. GPDs website features a Gainesville map showing the 2,500foot buffer zones for schools, daycares and parks. Visitors can also download a list of local transient sexual predators and offenders who have no known permanent address as of Nov. 7. Jennifer Klein, a UF doctoral student who teaches a course called Sex Offenders that discusses child por nography and pedophilia, said its important to make the distinction between offenders and predators. The FDLE website provides dedistinguish between the two. Predators are worse than offenders because they have been convictfelony, Klein said. Predators have hurt small children, are violent and are a greater danger than offenders. An 18-year-old man who had sex with his 16-year-old girlfriend, if convicted of statutory rape, is considered a sexual offender, she said. You may not need to fear this per son like you would a sexual predator.Residents can locate citys sex predators, offenders TT op 10 Public CColleges1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Virginia 3. New College of Florida 4. State University of New York at Binghamton 5. University of Wisconsin 6. College of William and Mary 7. University of Florida 8. University of Georgia 9. University of Washington 10. University of Texas at Austin

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4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffBaby, Dont Hurt MeGator Wesley Foundation Assistant Pastor Dan Wunderlich, Casey Zych, 21, Sydney Jones, 19, and Jessica Johnston, 21, sit at a table on the Plaza of the Americas. The table, which will be set up until Friday, is part of the Gator Wesley Foundations Love Campaign, encouraging passerby to share their ideas on love. CAROLYN HANDAlligator Contributing Writer Bridget Grogan is afraid her son will spend spring break without her again. Tuesdays public hearing at the Alachua County School Board meeting left Grogan, a UF employee, with little hope that the board will vote in favor of coordinating Alachua County Public Schools 2013 spring break with those of UF and Santa Fe College. Results from a poll conducted by the Alachua County Education Association showed an overwhelming opposition by ACEA members to the proposed spring break alignment. Karen McCann, ACEA president, said 740 teachers and staff voted against aligning the spring breaks and only 79 voted in favor of it. Grogan, who spent 12 of her 14 years at UF as a single mom, said its almost impossible for UF faculty and staff to take time off during the semester. She said keeping separate spring breaks is pay expensive rates for childcare during the county break. It also robs children and parents of family time. McCann said teachers and staff are concerned a joint spring break would allow students easy access to alcohol through older college students. She also said teachers worry the long gap between an early break and FCAT testing would cause students to be burned out by testing time. Grogan disagrees. She said the time shift doesnt guarantee a students failure of the FCAT anymore than keeping the present schedule would guarantee success. Why make kids suffer and sit home alone for a week so we can cram FCAT review down their throats during the weeks the teachers think are convenient? she asked. Grogan has some support from the county. Barbara Buys, principal of Kimball Wiles Elementary School, said her schools advisory committee, faculty and PTA liked the idea of having the same spring break. She isnt worried about high school and college students having a joint spring break. Theres always some college kid on break there at the beach, no matter where you go, she said. The School Board is expected to announce its decision during its next meeting on Feb. 21.School Board weighs aligning spring break with UF, Santa Fe KATHERINE HAHNAlligator Contributing WriterThe Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT, will include a new reasoning section starting this summer. An additional section of the standardized exam will be added in June, according to a Kaplan Test Prep press release on Wednesday. The test is used to evaluate students applying to graduate-level management programs, according to GMATs website. A GMAT score at a toptier institution is always going to be an important element of consideration, said Alexander Sevilla, director of UF MBA Programs and assistant dean at the Hough Graduate School of Business. The new integrated reasoning section will test students ability to balance different sources of information to answer questions, said Andrew Mitchell, director of Kaplan Test Prep pre-business programs. He is also a GMAT instructor for Kaplan. The exam currently contains writing, verbal and quantitative sections, he said. Adding integrated reachange to the GMAT in 15 years. College students can take the GMAT before June and avoid preparing for the new section, Mitchell said. All including those from before the change. GMAT to add new section in June KELSEY GRENTZERAlligator Contributing WriterAn iPhone application invented by a Nashville, Tenn., man can tell UF students how drunk they are. BreathalEyes, invented by Clay Bradley, works by taking a rapid series of snapshots of a users eye. It then uses the photos to detect involuntary jerking movements of the eye, called horizontal gaze nystagmus, that can happen when people drink. Bradley would not say how many times the app has been downloaded since its launch due to a privacy policy. He said 36 people in Florida visited the apps website from Jan. 8 to Feb. 7 and that the apps target audience is young adults. Some UF students said they thought the app was worth the 99-cent price, but some were skeptical about using it as a gauge of sobriety. Bradley said he hopes the app, which is only meant to be used by people who have been drinking, will help young adults stay safe when they drink. The app, which was released Nov. 21, reports the users blood alcohol level, but it will never give a level of zero for legal reasons, Bradley said. BreathalEyes is available on Apple products and works best on the iPhone 4, he said. It should be available for Android phones later this year. Jesse Arnold, an interactive media developer for UFs Digital Worlds Institute, said the idea seems marketable, especially to college students. I imagine theres some market for them whether its people wanting to know if theyre safe to drive or if its just like a party game, he said. Student reaction ranged from skepticism to acceptance. This app will allow young adults to make the decision whether they should drive or not, said Teresa Dao, a 19-yearold telecommunication sophomore. Brandi Applebaum, an 18-year-old marketing freshman, said she thinks the app could cause more problems than it I think its cool, but I think it could be dangerous if its highly inaccurate and underestimates the blood alcohol level.App determines inebriation STUDENTS RENTING THE PHILLIPS CENTER WILL PAY MORE. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Contributing Writer planning to use the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will face a discount reduction starting this summer. The 20 percent discount currently offered will be reduced to 10 percent beginning in July as part of a three-year plan implemented by the Phillips Center, said Michael Blachly, director of UF Performing Arts. The plan, put into effect July 1, 2010, reduces the rental discount from 50 percent years, Blachly said. The discount was reduced to 30 percent in 2010 and to 20 percent in 2011. Starting July 1, the discount will be 10 percent. Blachly said the center received tax funds until 2006. For two years, it looked for alternative funding. Beginning in 2008, Phillips Center administrators announced and student discounts. This continued for two years. The center needed to pay for maintenance to the facility to ensure user safety, Blachly said. The stage is basically a construction site, he said. If things start to go bad, it can go bad in a hurry. He said a discount will always be offered Amanda Rose, a 21-year-old English senior and vice president of Floridance, said she does not believe the reduced discount will affect her dance companys ability to perform at the Phillips Center. Rose said the funding received from the Florida Players theater company helps pay for Floridance performances at the Phillips Center once a semester. However, Rose said the company is always at risk of losing funding because of budget cuts. This could make performing at the Phillips Center expensive with the drop to the 10 percent discount this summer. We would not like to end that tradition, she said. Facility-use discount to decrease This app will allow young adults to make the decision whether they should drive or not. Teresa DaoUF sophomore

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An anti-hazing committee recently formed at UF at the request of Frank Brogan, chancellor of the State University System of Florida. Administrators, a professor and a student make up the committee, time to review the universitys hazing policies. Kratzer said the committees goal is not to target the Greek system but to examine possible hazing occur ring in areas across campus. Lets take a look at the whole university, he said. Student Body President Anthony Reynolds said everyone should have respect for the investigation process before jumping to conclusions. When the facts do come out, I know that they will be handled in the proper way, he said. Alpha Phi Alpha is a National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternity. NPHC is comprised of nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities. According to the fraternitys website, Alpha Phi Alpha was the ternity for African-Americans, and it was founded at Cornell Univer sity in Ithaca, N.Y., in 1906.UF formed anti-hazing committee in January THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffLauren Book, founder of Laurens Kids, and her supporters wave at they walk down Museum Drive near Lake Alice Tuesday as part of the Walk in My Shoes campaign. HaAZING, from page 1 IN 2011 THERE WERE 11 ATTACKS IN FLORIDA. AYANA STEWARTAlligator Contributing WriterAn annual UF report released Tuesday showed a decrease in shark attacks in the U.S. but a rise for the rest of the world. The report found 75 instances of unprovoked shark attacks worldwide. Out of those attacks, 29 incidents happened in the United States the lowest since 1998. According to George Burgess, the director of the Florida Program for Shark Research, Florida has the most attacks nationwide. Burgess said Floridas population and popularity as a tourist destination contribute to the number of attacks. In 2011, there were 11 attacks in Florida, compared to 13 in 2010. Youve got a lot of people in the water year round, Burgess said. The opportunities are there for interactions between the two species, and they do occur. Some UF students arent concerned with shark attacks. Dyann Lesnever, a 19-year-old telecommunication freshman from Miami, said he visits the beach regularly. Before I moved to Gainesville, I used to go at least three times a month, Lesnever said. We about shark attacks.Shark attack numbers remain stable in state, down nationally ALEXANDRA VENTURAAlligator Contributing WriterLauren Book wants you to know theres life after sexual abuse. Book, the CEO and founder of sexual assault prevention organization Laurens Kids, spoke to about 20 people on the Plaza of the Americas on Wednesday. She talked about preventing and dealing with sexual abuse, then led attendees on a walk to Lake Alice. Book came to Gainesville for Walk in My Shoes, an annual statewide 39-day event that raises awareness for childhood sexual abuse. Gainesville was one of 39 stops on the walk from Key West to Tallahassee. Although Books organization focuses on childhood sexual abuse, she said she wanted to let college students know they arent alone. It is important that you guys know what to do and where to go, and that you know its okay to tell, Book said. This is supposed to be an exciting time for you. Book was sexually assaulted by her family nanny for six years during her childhood. Afterward, she said, she struggled with anorexia. She hit a low weight of 70 pounds and faced organ failure before she began working through it. We are at a time where we are beginning to look at the issues of sexual assault, Book said. This is whats behind closed doors of peoples homes. Samantha White, a 20-year-old criminology junior, came to watch Book speak. I think Lauren is incredibly inspirational, White said. Shes a woman who has been through so much and is using her negative experience to help others. Its truly amazing. Cross-state walk raises awareness for childhood sexual abuse Youve got a lot of people in the water year round. The opportunities are there for interactions between the two species, and they do occur.George Burgessdirector of the Florida Program for Shark ResearchWalk is annual 39-day event

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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 EditorialTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Have you ever witnessed or been subjected to hazing? Wednesdays question: Do you support the overturning of Proposition 8? 124 TOTAL VOTES73% YES 27% NOUse What You GotBill of Rights provides for marriage equalityA closer look at the Bill of Rights could give same-sex marriage advocates the tools they need to ensure mar riage equality nationwide. In the controversial 1965 Supreme Court decision Griswold v. Connecticut, the court ruled that there exists a right to privacy, striking down a Connecticut law prohibiting the use of contraceptives. A quick reading of the Bill of Rights shows that no such language actually exists in the document. So how did the court come to the conclusion that we have this so-called right to privacy? In fact, many of our freedoms are not mentioned in the Bill of Rights. For instance, few would argue that we do not have the right to travel or to enter into contracts or even the right to intoxicate ourselves, despite the fact that no such amendments address this issue except for one. The Ninth Amendment states, The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. In other words, the fact that the Constitution lists specific rights in the previous eight amendments does not mean that those are the only rights we, as individuals, have. It also means that the government should not use the Bill of Rights as a complete list of rights in order to deny us other freedoms. Supporters of Proposition 8 are using the 10th Amendment to argue that the state of California has the right to decide on same-sex marriage. However, the 10th Amendment does not mean that states can create laws that violate other rights. The rights of states to decide laws end where individual rights begin. And, of course, no court yet has ruled that the Ninth Amendment creates a right to marry. However, by pairing the Ninth Amendment with the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, proponents of same-sex marriage might have a good chance to achieve their goals if this issue reaches the Supreme Court. If the Fourth Amendment prohibits the state from coming into your home without reasonable cause, does this not imply that the government should keep out of your sexual business as well? Because the First Amendment prevents the government from respecting an establishment of religion, does this not imply that the government refrain from using religion as a And because marriage is actually a religious institution, does this not imply that the government should abstain from preventing religious institutions from performing marriage ceremonies for whomever they choose, regardless of sexual orientation? By using the Bill of Rights as their guide, same-sex mar riage proponents should be successful in arguing for mar riage equality if this case makes it to the high court. In the meantime, things are looking good.Obama hypocrite for taking super PAC moneyI pocrisy. The Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission was a landmark decision that allows so-called super PACs to collect unlimited and undisclosed funds from corporations to spend on political campaigns. his position last Monday and given his blessing to his super PAC is nothing short of a hypocrite. railed that unlimited corporate spending was a threat to our democracy. In his 2010 State of the Union address, tive tone of the super PACs. By Monday evening, word Priorities USA Action, to raise the unlimited funds he once condemned. PACs to endorsing their money. Will he stop at nothing to win re-election? Embracing the very same policies he once denounced made a political calculation. Having seen that Mitt Romthat without his blessing, his super PAC would not be able to collect donations. He would not be able to compete with the Republican nominee in 2012. He would not be able to win re-election. campaign manager, Jim Messina, states the Citizens United decision represents a dangerous trend toward a political system increasingly dominated by big-money interests with elections and our government. But the president has no choice but to embrace the syspaign manager whines that they cannot play by two different sets of rules. Mr. President, you do not change the system by embracing it. You cannot preach against something and then practice it. You cannot shout a call for change and then participate in the very same things you wish to change. Make no mistake: I completely agree that the Citizens United ruling is the single most harmful thing to happen to our political process in the last century. I believe the president was correct in his initial stance opposing the decision. But now that he is collecting the fruits of a decision he opposes, I fear that our political system will devolve into something unrecognizable. I knew it would happen. Politicians would take an initial stance against the decision, but they would eventually realize that they could never compete in an election against candidates who embraced these unlimited funds. Ultimatemulti-million dollar corporate checks. Money talks, and unchanged, our political system will become more corrupt than ever in the history of this country. Anonymous corporations will write multi-million dollar checks to candidates and eventually exercise powerful control over our government. Big banks and big businesses will buy politicians and policies will follow. The president is like a captain who is steering this ship of state. He should not be swayed by the political winds or the currents of convenience. He must remain on course to should not be hypocrisy. Garrett Bruno is a political science sophomore at UF. Garrett Brunoopinions@alligator.org

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Contrary to popular sentiment, the chapter of our nations history known as the civil rights movement has yet to be complete. The pages of history will describe the womens suffrage movement, the end of Jim Crow, de jure segregation and the achievements of the past century. However, there still exists an injustice in the U.S. so sigcommitment from our generation. This injustice is the prevalence of educational inequity within the U.S. education system. Currently, factors such as race, economics and a childs not a student receives a quality education in the U.S. Only 8 percent of students from low-income communities graduate college by the age of 24. graduate at a rate of 80 percent by the same age, according to research conducted by postsecondary.org. Simply put, these achievement gaps are unacceptable in a nation that prides itself on equality and equal access. Our generation must take up this cause and consider educational inequity a chapter of the civil rights movement that has yet to be written. Just like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we too must articulate a dream for our nations future. This dream should include the belief that all children, regardless of their background or life circumstances, deserve a high-quality education. Though much debate exists on how to make this dream a reality, it is almost universally accepted that teachers will play an integral role in eradicating educational inequity. Therefore, providing all students with motivated, talented and inspiring teachers must be a major goal of our nations education system. This belief is central to the mission of Teach For America. Since Teach For Americas founding in 1989, the national nations highest-need schools to work as full-time teachers. corps, according to Caity Hickey, the recruitment manager at UF. I myself will be among this group and in the fall will begin teaching middle school socials studies in Miami-Dade County. I know the challenges ahead will be immense, but in speaking of his generations civil rights movement, King once stated, Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. Teaching in our nations highest need schools will undoubtedly be a struggle for all those accepted into the corps, but I could not think of a more important issue worth struggling for. Will Teach For America members solve all the problems at the heart of our nations education system? Absolutely not. Structural changes to education must ultimately occur if we are to eradicate educational inequity in the U.S. However, until these changes are made, our generation must act on the behalf of the millions of young students who are in need of positive role models and inspirational teachers. Moreover, I hope that the classroom experience I gain as a tural changes within our education system in the future. 10. More information about Teach For America and its application process can be found at teachforamerica.org. Andrew Hecht is a political science and history senior at UF.Teach for America hopes to end educational inequality in USGuest columnAndrew HechtSpeaking Out On Jan. 31, representatives of the Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents Regional Transit System bus drivers, mechanics, maintenance workers and administrative staff, sat gotiate their pension. However, the ATU representatives were forced to leave the meeting after the city refused to discuss in good faith the cost impacts of their own proposal and instead stubbornly reiterated cuts to bus driver pensions. RTS buses are the veins and arteries of rely heavily on bus services to get to and from class and work. would be unable to function in the manner it does today. Yet despite the central role they play in education and commerce are subjected to forced overtime, stagnant wages, looming cuts to their pensions and an ineffective grievance procedure. More than any other single issue on campus, students overwhelmingly want portation. are right around the corner, almost always feature platform promises from parties to improve RTS services. promises, they should stand with the ATU and resolutely support their demands for a fair contract. Instead of hiring more drivers for understaffed routes, RTS requires its drivers to work overtime, sometimes up to 60 hours a week. As a result, drivers are more tired when they go to work, which increases the risk of accidents. Although hiring more drivers would cost RTS more in wage and pension payments. So, in order to avoid paying salaries for new drivers and staff, RTS simply forces its small workforce to work overtime and passes the bill onto the university, which is responsible for covering the vast majority of time-and-a-half wages from overtime. In essence, forced overtime means stusafe bus service, and bus drivers are placed in the uncomfortable position of working longer hours than they should. Despite their long work hours, RTS drivers have not seen a raise since 2009 when the city increased wages by a meager bus drivers saw their pensions attacked in the last year by both the state legislature and the city. Last year, the state placed draconian restrictions on pension contributions, which limited the amount of over time earnings that can go toward employee pensions to 300 hours annually. Now, the city wants to further raid the bus drivers hard-earned pensions by limiting the overtime earning contribution to 80 hours per year. The city also upholds an extremely unfair grievance arbitration policy for bus drivers who have legitimate concerns at work. When drivers have a dispute with management, they can have the city arbitrate the city rules in favor of the driver, both sides have to pay 50 percent of the cost of centive for drivers to bring up controver sial grievances. These legal costs can range anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000 depending on the complexity of the case, but even when the city rules in favor of the driver, the ATU is still on the hook for 50 percent of the arbitration costs. As the primary provider of transportation operating costs and with UF students comprising 75 percent of RTSs ridership, UF is in a unique position to play a decisive role in the ATUs struggle to ensure UF pays for 51 percent of RTSs transportation services, largely with students activity and service fees. With enough pressure from students and the UF administration, the City of drivers. RTS is an invaluable service to our campus and community that doesnt operate as well as it could if the city was more attentive to the needs of its drivers. solidarity with the ATU in demanding an end to the policy of forced overtime, stagnant wages and pension cuts, and it should support the ATUs demand for a fair grievance arbitration procedure. If youre interested in getting involved villes bus drivers and a better RTS system, come out to the weekly Students for a Democratic Society meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Anderson 32. You can get more information regarding the campaign on the Dave Schneider is a Zone 1 Coordinator and Florida AFL-CIO. Cassia Laham is a Gainesville Area Students for a Democratic Society OrganizerStudents should give their support to RTS bus driversGuest columnDave Schneider Cassia LahanSpeaking Out

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theAvenue Willys does a lot for the envrionment and for students. Read more on page 10.Greek life from a different perspective. Read all about a different point-of-view of the Greek system from the international students. Story on page 12.Parisleaf combines design with environment: Check out page 9 to read about a local business thats trying to give back to the world one tree at a time. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE DANA BURKEAvenue WriterHanger by hanger, Korrie Francis takes her time sifting through the looking for a style that catches her eye, then feeling the fabric for quality and checking the label for a designer brand. Francis, a UF journalism sophomore, takes as much time as she needs because, for her, time is money. Today she sorts carefuling items and in-trend pieces to sell online. Unlike most fashionistas, who shop solea self-proclaimed history buff, does her research ahead of time to nab the best items. I look up the history behind major patterns and styles of a decade, she said. I can go into thrift stores and be like, Oh, thats from the sixties because it has psychedelic patterns. cial meaning that should be treasured. when you know where they came from, she said. Like a shirt thats 30 years old, its not just fresh off the rack. Its been through Francis, 19, was introduced to this economical way of shopping by her mother, things for low prices by using thrift stores. The habit stuck with Francis. Its kind of like a secret, like a treasure hunt, Francis said. You walk into a thrift store and there are so many racks and you exhilarating. About a year ago, out of necessity, an unemployed Francis decided to turn her colsetting up an eBay account and selling her I did a lot of research looking for simigood description and price things, she said. Theres just so much on eBay and its important to know how to list things to make them stand out. She admits to being an eBay-aholic for research purposes. Simple searches on the site help her recognize brands and know what is selling for a lot of money. Her boyfriend, Nick Barlow, 21, agreed that shes addicted to eBay, but hes happy her hobby has her making money as opposed to spending it. Korrie uses eBay as a learning tool as to price things in the same way as if she had an actual store, Barlow said. This is a starting point As she looks through the dresses at Goodchase from her eBay account. A delicate thrifted bangle sits on her wrist next to a similar bracelet that she purchased new. Through the belt loops of her storebelt with a gold buckle purchased from a thrift store. tage boots completes the sharp and stylish look. I like to be casual on a day-to-day basis but also polished and put together and a little quirky, she said. thrift stores, including the Alachua County Humane Society Thrift Store. I like shopping at charity thrift stores because the money goes back to a good cause, body else. sold on eBay was a Gucci purse, which she for about $3. Francis sold it for $90. it pretty early on when I needed to make money. eryone. I just think thrift stores are a good resource, especially for college students, she said. good quality for the price of pennies.Fifth Avenue Fashion: Korrie Francis is a Frugal FashionistaDana Burke / Alligator StaffWith the right amount of swag, Francis can teach you how to rock any budget. Dana burke / Alligator Staff

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 KAY BEAAvenue WriterThe other day, I received a text message from the new boy who I like. It had a short, sweet hey, how are you? implication, yet conveyed this salutation with clever wording based on an inside joke that was developing between us. This text was, in a way, quite titillating. Upon seeing it illuminate my phone, I felt amused, excited and even a little turned on simultaneous emotions that indicate the intensity of my crush is growing bolder. Yeah, I like this one. terest Ive just described. Its great that someone is giving me the attention that I want, but come on, I cant let him know that just yet. The situation is delicate and must be handled with utmost care respond too soon, and one risks appearing over-eager, readily available and, my least favorite D- word of all time: desperate. long to return the correspondence, there is a possibility of sending false signals of the Im not too interested type. (Rule of thumb: Give it 15 to 60 minutes, depending on how well the wait time. After all, its only polite to reward good behavior.) This got me thinking about the games we play in the roulette of text messages. In some ways, the text has opened possibilities in relationship communication that would probably blow Alexander Graham Bells mind. Texting allows us to be poignant, to think an extra few seconds before we speak and to turn on the witty charm using 160 char acters or less. Want to melt a girls heart? Interrupt her day with an adorable quip consisting of equal parts returns the favor, youre golden. But what happens when the feeling isnt mutual? When a message is sent, but goes unanswered? Or, the worst, when the reply happens days later with a, sorry-my-phone-died lie? We all know the solution to this quandary is simple, albeit a blow to the ego: Give up. Take the number out of your phone to resist a repeat offense and move on. Yet for some reason, the element of challenge presents itself and entices some of us to persist, to attempt to break down the wall and evolve our shame from text-reject into the morning-after walk. In my crushs case, I have to admit that he has mastered the balance of an effective, complimentary, humorous and cute text. Cor respondence is initiated on a regular, but not excessively frequent, basis that implies hes available, but not clingy. Oh, plus he uses proper grammar and leaves the emoticons to a minimum what an adult! The better half of me knows that this is, in its own right, a type of game. But its one that Ill play a little longer.The Art of Flying Solo, Topic 4: Mixed (Text) Messages MICHAEL NEWMANAvenue WriterA few blocks from campus on University Avenue, there lies an ing. Tucked behind a thick patch of trees, Parisleaf Printing and Design might not even be seen by passersby. But if you spend enough time in Gainesville, you will be sure to see its work, as more local businesses are of its focus on the environment. The company operates on a unique premise: For every order, the company plants a minimum of ten trees, effectively producing more than what is consumed. Working with local and global organizations, Parisleaf planted 7,000 trees in 2011. Its achievement didnt go unnoticed Parisleaf won the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award for Commitment to the Environment last year. In addition to the companys commitment to carbon neutrality, Parisleaf also uses soyand vegetablebased inks for all of its printing, as well as 100 percent wind power for the production of all its printing materials. All the paper is made from mostly recycled sources also. Chad and Alison Paris, both 23, founded Parisleaf Printing and Design on June 3, 2010. Chad Paris, a business marketing and management graduate of Gainesville State College in Georgia, decided to open shop here while his wife studies cognitive neuroscience in UFs graduate program. He knew the economy was rough, so he decided to go into something businesses always need. Theres nothing that makes you more recession-proof than starting your business in the middle of a recession, Chad Paris said. This courageous logic led him to focus on printing and design. He learned that the printing industry consumes an area of forest equivalent to the size This fact forced him to think of a green alternative. Parisleafs promise to plant at least ten trees for every printing order extends to plant 100 trees for every Web-design order. By doing this, Chad Paris hopes to promote web-based promotional material instead of wasteful print. About half of those trees are per sonally planted by Chad Paris and the companys employees, in partnership with local Neutral Gator at the Alachua Conservation Trust. Three times a year, the group works to plant from 2,000 to 5,000 trees locally. The rest are planted throughout the world, through a partnership with Trees for the Future, a charity that has been working since 1989. Of course, the other half of the company is design. Chad Paris pasyears ago when he worked for a screen-printing company. The young marketing graduate quickly learned the ropes of design but eventually left to come to Gainesville while his wife attends UF. Thats what really introduced me to creativity, Chad Paris said, and he works to carry that to Parisleaf. The companys portfolio can be viewed online at www.parisleaf. com. His company employs seven people, working mostly with local businesses and different academic departments at UF. Were always looking for interns, especially with a passion for public speaking and sustainability, Chad Paris explained. The future looks bright for the Parisleaf family. In 2012, the comaccommodate not only its growing business, but for its campaign for social entrepreneurship as well. Were a unique company because our focus is on eco-friendly business, but we want other companies to follow our lead, he said.Gainesville printing business gives back to environment environment

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CHRIS ALCANTARAAvenue WriterGainesville is a city known not only for its large college population and vibrant nightlife but also for its ability to draw the appeal of major restaurant chains from all over the country. The city, of course, has its McDonalds, Zaxbys, Five Guys and the recent re-addition of a Wendys. A recent rise in the opening of Mexican restaurants, however, has taken the city by storm. But which place has the best nachos, the best sauce and the best burritos? Willys Mexicana Grill, at 3617 SW Archer Road, made its quiet entry into the Mexican food game last fall with its soft opening on Nov. 30. The restaurant had its grand opening on Jan. 16. Founded by Willy Bitter in 1995, Willys has expanded in the last 15 years to become a well-known Mexican food chain in Atlanta. The restaurant buys all of its produce locally and its meats from southern Georgia. Gonzalez said the restaurant does not own a freezer as another way to keep its food fresh for customers. Everything is prepped by hand, he said. Along with Willys desire to provide customers the freshest food possible, one of the restaurants goals is to become more energy tablishment in Gainesville using Product Soak, meaning it is using less water and chemicals to wash its fruits and vegetables prior to cooking. To lower electricity usage, Willys uses two Big Ass Fans to cool the restaurant when temperatures rise. The restaurant has an estimated 40 percent lower utility bill compared to other similar sized restaurants, Gonzalez said. We try not to waste any energy, he said. To appeal to college students, Willys plans to offer its building and services, which will include catering, to student organizations. Any student group that wants to do anything with us, we can use our truck or have our food and marketing tools, Gonzalez said. Well do anything because we want to be part of the community. Jamie Sison, a 20-year old dietetic junior, was raised in Atlanta and has been a fan of Willys food for four years. When hearing the news a Willys was opening in Gainesville, Sison said she was excited. I prefer this to Moes, she said. I believe Sitting with Sison was Kiki Chidiac, a 20year-old food and resource economics junior. of variety, and its pretty cool that the restaurant has a bunch of vegetarian stuff. Gonzalez said Willys will continue its efto make a positive impact on the Gainesville community. 10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffTry Willys as an alternative to the other Mexican restaurants for a fresh taste. Fresh Mexican food is simply the way Willys does it

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ERICA A. HERNANDEZAvenue WriterIn the summer of 2008, Adam Bowers was a UF class of 2007 telecommunication graduate stuck in Gainesville. With the help of some to kill, he made a movie. New Low isnt just any movie, though; it is his creation. He wrote, directed, produced, loosely based on his life, that eventually earned him critical acclaim at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. New Low follows unambitious twenty-something Wendell, played by Bower, as he struggles deciding between two girls and, ultimately, two different versions of himself. This dumpster-diving chick isnt exactly the most emotionally healthy human being, but that doesnt keep Wendell away. After what can only be described as a wacky one-night stand, they start a relationship in which the is attending art gallery openings for free food. Things get messy when Wendell realizes he is interested in another and really likes Wendell and wants to help him. Not too tough of a choice, right? Not for Wendell. Bowers commented on the over arching theme of this subtly romantic comedy: Why is it so easy to date these girls who I think are such train wrecks, but I cant date this one girl who I think is amazing? Like we dont have anything in common? were friends he made through UFs Theatre Strike Force, a club he joined during his last semester at UF. New Low was made and set in Gainesville. Mothers Pub & Grill is featured prominently, as well as Par amount Grill and the Hippodrome State Theatre, and many scenes are set on West University Avenue. Submitted to the Sundance Film maker friend, Bowers was ready to put New Low behind him. I drove my submission to their just forgot about it cause I assumed it was a waste of $100. And then was chosen to premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. New Low is now available for digital download on iTunes, viewing on Hulu or for purchase through the movies website at www.newlowmovie.com. People either like it a lot, or they cant get into it. But I am totally OK with that, Bowers said of his deadpan, Woody Allen-esque romantic comedy. Bowers lives in L.A. where he is producing a new movie the traditional way this time. He is in a happy, healthy relationship. He attributes this success to being not as much of a wreck. 12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012Photo still from New LowAdam Bowers is one of the biggest method actors of our time. He became himself to play this role. Gainesville grad makes it into the Sundance Film Festival By ERICA A. HERNANDEZAvenue Writer To UF students, the Greek community is a normal and constant component of our university. But to a foreigner, these Sperry-clad, preppy students who seem to be constantly sporting gang signs may not seem so ordinary. More than 4,200 students were members of Greek organizations as of 2000, according to UFs website. According to the UF Fact Book, about 4,000 students enrolled in the Fall 2010 semester were international students. I am a resident of Weaver Hall, otherwise know as the international dorm because, according to the Department of Housing, all international students who wish to live on campus are assigned to Weaver. They call it Greek, but its not really, said Priyanka Parmar, 19, a sociology sophomore from Leicester, England. Nothing about it is Greek. My best friend at home is Greek, and I dont see anything here thats Greek. She said she thinks its just a name assigned to them. Bibi Iqbal, 19, a biochemistry sophomore from Oxford, England, had a contrasting opinion. I think the way the media portrays them as very stuck up, blond-hair bimbo types, but I feel like they are not like that at all, she said. At least not all of them. Its nice in some ways because you get to meet people from different years and different majors, she said. So I think in that way its good, and you get to do all these cool events. Aidan Knowles, a 19-year-old journalism sophomore from Dublin, pointed out that Greek life isnt exactly familiar or nor mal to an international student. a bit strange. They are kind of a strange cultural thing that I dont really understand. I think they are cool and stuff, but I dont like the air of exclusivity they seem to have around them, he said. Thats sort of unusual.Seeing the Greek life through international points-of-view

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Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $445, 2 BR $545. 352-335-0420 2-1512-20-2-2 VETERANS and SECTION 8 Oakridge Apts 1120 NW 45th Ave. Openings for Vets who qualify under Section 8 Program. 2/1 $550. Pool, RTS, on-site laundry 372-3783 2-15-12-20-2 Avail Aug 1st. 4BR/2BA house. Very private backyard, btw UF & Santa Fe. W/D provided, pets OK, tile throughout. 1330 NW 39th St. Call 352-339-2342. $1200/mo. More info & pictures: gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-10-12-19-2 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 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 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publication days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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14, ALLIGATOR 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 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408 2/1 apt 204 nw 18 st $1100 4/2 house 929 nw 22 st $1500 /3 house 3514 nw 7 pl $1500 5/3 house 630 nw 36 st $1500 2-14-12-5-2 3BR/2BA HOUSE, near UF, VA, Shands. 3627 SW 15th St. across from I-Hop. Fenced large backyard, fireplace. Available Feb 1st. REDUCED to $900/mo. Prefer students or professionals 327-2931 or 376-6183 2-2912-15-2 ONE Block to UF-Available 8/1/2012-2/2.5 bath townhouse,w,d,dishwsh, guaranteed parking, wood floors VERY cute-1017 SW 1st Avenue www.forrentgainesville.com or 514-4915. Only 3 units remain!!! 3-14-1220-2 Dont 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 Share a 4BR, 2BA house. LR, FR, kitchen, off street park. NW 34th St/NW 39th Ave Furn BR with bed,dresser room for desk. Pref. graduate or prof 6 mo. min. lease. $400 month util. incl. 352-374-7930. 2-14-5-4 2 rooms available in 4br/2ba for $300/month + 1/4 utilities. close to campus and available march 1. all cable channels and internet at house. male or female. call matt at 352-2563492 2-17-7-4 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 4-25-12-72-10GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 4-25-73-10

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ALLIGATORGuitars 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 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a 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!!!! VEHICLES $500 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 BUY FOR BLOWOUT PRICES & SAVE BIG!!!! VEHICLES STARTING $500!! PRICES NEGOTIABLE!!! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 94 FORD TAURUS $900 98 DODGE AVENGER $1500 96 CADILLAC DEVILLE $1700 98 GRAND AM $1999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 97 FORD EXPLORER $1700 96 TOYOTA CAMRY $1999 97 MITS MIRAGE $2500 98 NISSAN ALTIMA $2500 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 01 DODGE NEON $1999 98 CHEVY VENTURE $2999 95 CHEVY BLAZER $2999 98 DODGE DURANGO $4999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 99 ACURA INTEGRA $2999 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 02 KIA RIO $3500 00 HONDA ACCORD $3999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 SUN RISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVs, & VANS 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 SUN RISE AUTO SALES BRING W2 AND DRIVE HOME TODAY! 30 DAY WARRANTY! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 01 NISSAN ALTIMA $6999 04 NISSAN SENTRA $6999 02 TOYOTA CAMRY $6999 04 CHEVY ASTRO $6999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 04 HONDA ACCORD $7999 04 CHEVY IMPALA $7999 02 HONDA ODYSSEY $7999 01 TOYOTA SOLARA $7999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 05 DODGE DURANGO $9999 05 FORD F150 $10,999 06 SATURN ION $11,999 07 FORD MUSTANG $12,999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 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. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-25-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-25-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.com VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 2-16-12-8-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-12-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-25-1272-14STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. 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16, ALLIGATOR 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 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 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 Sales Asst/Customer Svc Rep Apply in person at Tomlinson Motor Company, 3580 N Main St $10/hr, part time 15-20 hrs/wk flexible. 2-14-12-5-14 Hogan's Great Sandwiches now hiring Bartenders/Deli Help. No exp necessary. Must have reliable transportation and some daytime availability. Accepting apps Monday 2/8 Saturday 2/11. 9:00am-11am only. 2-10-12-3-14 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 4-25-12-72-15NEED 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 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. 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 THE LINGERIE COMPANYFREE EROTIC DANCE CLASSThis Thursday ONLY 7p.m. Oaks Mall Paza. Call for details 335-4814 2-9-3-20 Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND.WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKETEvery Sat & Sun Hwy 30115 min from Gainesville 468-2255 4-25-72-21

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Florida junior Austin Maddox, who hit just .280 as a sophomore, said he is trying to look past last years struggles at the plate. See story, page 18. Will receives honorGators womens tennis player Allie Will was named the SEC Womens Tennis Player of the Week on Wednesday. She is 7-0 in singles play this season.Gators in the NFLFormer Florida football players Jaye Howard, Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey have been invited to participate in the NFL Combine being held Feb. 22-28 in Indianapolis. Demps is expected to decline the invitation. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. Florida coach Billy Donovan warned his team before Tuesday nights 20-point loss that poor shots and quick possessions would allow Kentucky to run wild in transition. Once those mistakes began Rupp Arena, it usually took the Wildcats 6-foot-7 freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist just two steps from the 3-point line to hammer home Donovans point. I tell you what, when he gets the ball in the open court, he takes two strides; hes about NBA line in two strides, Kentucky coach John Calipari said. Hes laying it Hes pretty good. Kidd-Gilchrist, a forward, led the No. 1 Wildcats in transition with six of his 13 points coming off half. Florida allowed a season-high tying 16 fast-break points the most it has given up since Dec. 2 at second-ranked Syracuse fed overs. The Gators also missed 20 of 30 shots to start the game, giving the Wildcats ample opportunities to We didnt shoot it well, but I also thought some of our turnovers there in the stretch, some of their transition hurt us, Donovan said. Kentucky blocked six shots, including four by forward Anthony Davis, which forced Florida to take the face of the Wildcats lengthy frontcourt. Junior guard Kenny Boynton quality looks drained the teams energy on defense, causing breakdowns in player assignments once Kidd-Gilchrist and Co. got into the open court. The main thing was transition and offensive rebounding, Boynton said. We came down some plays and theyd get a block and they were out in transition. They were getting easy points. That kind Florida guard Brad Beal, who shooting, guarded Kidd-Gilchrist for much of the game but had a hard time containing the much taller forward. Using his four-inch height advantage, Kidd-Gilchrist hauled in a game-high 13 rebounds, including four on the offensive glass. edge on the boards. Whenever we dont shoot the ball well, we have to defend and rebound, Beal said. Our rebounding was also terrible because they were getting a lot of offensive rebounds We werent playing the way Florida usually plays. While Boynton and Beal said the Gators grew increasingly stagnant on offense throughout the night and did a bad job of moving without the ball, they were able to curtail the Wildcats frenetic pace after halftime. tucky was only able to get behind Floridas defense for four points, with Kidd-Gilchrist held scoreless in transition. We always tell our guys, if hes ahead of you, you must give him the ball, Calipari said. If you dont, youll come out of the game, because hes always going to make something good happen. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org.AP Photo points in transition in Tuesdays game against Florida. JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer Brittany Shine thrives with time. She has no problem scor minutes, but her shorter stints yield unwanted results. When logging 10-plus minpercent clip, scoring 7.1 points per game. Her numbers drop to 20 percent and 1.2 points in 13 games with single-digit minutes this season. against Ole Miss last Sunday, 7 shooting in 10 minutes of playing time. Ive got a long way to go, so I cant be complacent, Shine said. My defense has to be better (I need to be) doing stuff other people arent doing so I stand out more. Shine will aim to build on arguably her most impressive performance of the season in tonights game against Auburn at 7 in the OConnell Center. While Shine may seem underplayed on paper, the key to increased playing time is an improved effort without the ball in her hands. Senior center Azania Stewart said Shine provides the Gators with a spark when she enters games, citing the sophomore guards ability to take advantage of limited opportunities. But Stewart also said Shine has some work to do in order to become a more complete player. Shes shooting great, shes been getting extra shots up in [the gym], Stewart said. A better effort on the defensive end will help her stay on the Stewart also praised Shines running in the transition game. Redshirt senior forward Ndidi Madu said she believes this season. When she got out there and she started hitting threes (against Ole Miss), she started feeling good about herself, Madu said. Thats what she needs to have. Bring that same mentality and mindset to every game and be aggressive. Shines best attribute is shooting, and the Gators have tried to take advantage of that strength. One potential use for a scorer like Shine would be to substitute her into a game to jumpstart a lagging offense. However, coach Amanda Butwith her coaching philosophy. Very rarely are we putting anyone in the game and going, Hey, go in there and hit us a shot, Butler said. Were sending you in going, Get a stop, increase tempo, bring some energy. If Shine wants to become lineup, she will need to achieve consistency in all aspects of the game. Ultimately, Butler said that Shine working to earn more minutes is an ongoing process. Shine is still a young player who is learning and her game is evolving, Butler said. Shes continually working and thats all we can ask her to do. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org.UF looking for more than scoring from sophomore ShineWOMENS BaASKETBaALLCats fast break quickly sunk GatorsSShine

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18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 Alligator File Photoman and relief pitcher Austin Maddox slumped to hit .280 as a sophomore. BASEBALL TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer Austin Maddox is hoping his sophomore slump doesnt follow him into his junior year. After batting .333 and leading the team in home runs (17) and RBI (72) as a freshman two seasons ago, Maddox struggled to The 6-foot-3, 235-pound junior hit just .280 last season the lowest mark by any of the Gators everyday players while knocking just six home runs and reaching base at a .327 clip, which was also the worst among regular starters. You cant make excuses for yourself, Maddox said. I dont think it was the [new bats introduced last season]; I think I just had a rough year. It happens to everyone, and Im looking forward to this year and moving past it. In the offseason, Maddox said he worked heavily on his swing to help him get over last years hump. He spent a lot of time during the off months with assistant coach Florida. Bell helped Maddox work on staying back through his swing and not drifting forward in the batters box. Most importantly, though, Maddox has worked on his patience at the plate a facet of the game that hindered his production at times last season. After striking out 42 times as a freshman, he struck out 33 times last year, which was fourth most on the team. While he improved his strikeout rate from 15 percent in 2010 to 12.6 percent last season, Maddox said he would still chase too many pitches out of the strike zone, particularly early in at-bats. Ive been working on being a little bit more patient early in the count, Maddox said. Its really hard; its kind of who I am, its whats built into me. Im aggressive, and thats what I am, but Im making adjustments and its working out. Maddoxs aggressiveness at the plate may have negatively affected his offensive numbers last year, but that same attribute helped him on the mound. As a freshman, entering last season, Florida coach Kevin OSullivan used Maddox out of the bullpen, too. The move paid off. Maddox was one of the Gators most reliable relievers, making 21 appearances and surrendering just two earned runs while holding opponents to a .198 batting average. Although his numbers on the mound were more impressive than those at the plate, the righty not only spent time in the offseason adjusting his swing mechanics, pitches, too. Fellow reliever Steven Rodriguez helped Maddox tweak his slider, and now Maddox said he is locating the pitch much more effectively and feels comfortable throwing it in any situation. That, in turn, should make OSullivan that much more at ease with the back end of the Gators bullpen. While OSullivan said he feels good with Maddox, Rodriguez and Greg Larson late in games, Floridas skipper is unsure if the team will go into the season with one set closer. That doesnt matter to Maddox, though. Im going to get on the mound and give it my best effort, Maddox said. Im going to go right at you; Im aggressive. I guess I just have the closer mentality already built into me. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org.Maddox pushing past 1 I just had a rough year. It happens to everyone, and Im looking forward to this year and moving past it.Austin Maddox

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MATT: The Gators completed a fullon walk of shame last night, arriving back in Gainesville with their scaly tails tucked neatly between their legs following a 20-point shellacking in Lexington, Ky. On the surface, there wasnt much positive to draw from the incredibly embarrassing loss that saw star point guard Erving 2008. But dont fret about Big Blue Nations dominance of Gator Nation. Dont worry about seeing freshman phenom Brad Beal on the wrong end of SportsCenter Top 10 dunk. cold shooting even Jordans Bulls had an off night every now and again. Brighter days are ahead, and Kentucky has to come to the ODome on March 4 to close out the regular season. Plus, theres one more ketball interest going forward: This years team is miles ahead of the one that advanced to the Elite Eight a season ago. GREG: Tuesdays loss may not be cause for concern, but dont be so quick to say this years team is better than last. The 2010-11 Gators will ultimately be remembered as an Elite Eight loser, but on two separate occasions they were one bucket away from advancing to an extremely winLast years team blended talent and experience, and it showed in the results. The senior leadership of Vernon Macklin, Alex Tyus and especially Chandler Parsons made that team mentally tough, and by the end of the year they were prepared to handle anything. ing none of the discomfort and unsteadiness that has this years group 2-5 in those situations. MATT: While several of your points are salient, theyre also contradictory. Saying Parsons, Macklin and Tyus were prepared to handle anything is a bit of a stretch when you consider they couldnt close vanced to the Elite Eight last season, but that achievement alone cant be used as the sole barometer of success. Last years Gators were smoked early on by Ohio State at home. This years team fared much better against a Buckeyes squad thats arguably improved over a year ago, and that Jacksonville for crying out loud! The talent suiting up in those fancy new jerseys is clearly superior, and the only area in which the Gators are currently lacking is development of a killer instinct. But the terrible losses and the inability to put away an inferior foe when it mattered most tell me that this years team has a much higher ceiling. GREG: Last years team came together as the season went on, and the group that played in March was hardly the same team If the 2011-12 group comes together in the same way itll have a shot at outpacing last years team, but its not there yet. the low post and added only Walter Pitchford. Is that really an improvement? ence Player of the Year in Parsons and replaced him with Brad Beal. shooting a lower percentage with none of the point guard skills that have Parsons playing 24 minutes per night as an NBA rookie. How are the Gators better off? MATT: You made my point for me, Greg. Thanks buddy. This years Gators still have plenty of room for improvement, youre right on that. gained a full-time role from sophomore Patric Young, who has been an absolute force when healthy and properly conditioned. Beal doesnt do all the things Parsons did from the three spot, but neither did Parsons Beal is further along than any freshman in the country not wearing blue and white, and hes only getting better. the systemic failures that caused losses to Atlantic Sun and Conference USA opponents last year, and it ranks third in the country in last years team. Last nights loss against Kentucky will only serve as a launching pad for improvement, and with this teams ability to shoot the completely in play.  GREG: Sure, this years team has the potential to ride hot shooting all the way to New Orleans, but it could just as easily go cold from outside and be knocked out on the tournaments opening weekend. The Gators have taken 44.1 percent of their shots this season from three, ranking sixth in the nation and more than 12 percentage points higher than last years team. since Kenpom.com started tracking these things has taken more than 42.1 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc. On top of 33 percent or lower. Thats why this years team is built to impress and last years team is built to win. Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator.org and Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. Vote for the winner online at alligatorSports.org ALLIGATOR, THE RALLY Matt Wattstwitter: @wattmatts Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca Which UF basketball team is better 2010-11 or 2011-12?

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JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Writer A reckless hack with the stick is now carrying greater consequences than ever before. The Gators, along with every other womens lacrosse program, are facing the challenge of learning a new style of play due to an offseason rules change that requires any player who receives a yellow card to leave the game for two minutes without being replaced. Its a work in progress, Gators coach Amanda OLeary said. This is game-changing. The new rule forces the team playing down a player to do so in whereas under the previous rule the team could still keep seven players in the active third of the ers outside of that third. OLeary, who serves on the NCAA Rules Committee, said the bite into yellow cards. They wanted yellow cards to mean something and that there and repercussions to people getting yellow cards, OLeary said. For the offense, OLeary said the biggest challenge when playing a player down is to keep the ball moving, while the biggest challenge on defense is to not get worn out during the course of the two-minute penalty. OLeary stressed that the most important thing a team can do while playing a player up is to constantly be looking for the open attacker. Florida was able to take advantage of a one-woman advantage twice in its 17-2 exhibition win against England on Jan. 26. One of the goals came when Englands Emily Gray got a yellow card at the 14:35 mark for hitGraziano in the head. Less than two minutes later, Kitty Cullen Barry unguarded right outside the center of the crease, where Barry put it past the goalkeeper for her second score of the game. It was definitely because we were a man up that that goal happened, Barry said. Kitty knew that I was the open player and she knew where I was right when she got the ball. It was preparing us for that situation and my teammates being prepared. By penalizing teams that commit hard fouls, the changes to the sport where players do not wear helmets, yet sticks are swung wildly and used as a means of checking. It will hopefully decrease the amount of concussions coming out of lacrosse, Graziano said. Cullen believes that players will be more cautious when defending for fear of putting their team in a shorthanded situation. check you as hard as they could because there was no disadvantage, Cullen said. But now, I think people will be a lot more cautious and everyone will be a lot safer. 20, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff Rule change mandates tougher penalty for yellow cards UF Lacrosse