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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 101 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Area lovers celebrate Valentines DaySingers, dancers and musicians spread that lovin feeling Tuesday, pg. 13. County Commission may leave GRU due to rising costsThe higher rates are due to biomass plan, pg 8. Drug dealer, buyer arrested for stealing electronicsThe pair lifted about $3,000 worth of merchandise, pg 12. 78 /57 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 14 CROSSWORD 15 SPORTS 17 Lauren Adamson / Alligator Mock Marriage ADARA NEY Alligator Contributing Writer The Ronald McDonald House of Gainesville will need some helping hands next week. The organization will need volunteers from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 21 and 23 to move 51 mattresses and 51 box springs from storage containers into its 31 guest rooms, said Theresa Drews, house operations director at Gainesvilles Ronald McDonald House. Tempur-Pedic donated the beds Monday. The Ronald McDonald House provides temporary housing for families with critically ill children receiving treatment at Gainesville hospitals. Mike Mason, the director of brand development and integration at TempurPedic, said the company was eager to provide mattresses for families staying at the house because they are in need of a good nights sleep. We give people their best nights sleep, Mason said. So there is this great connection between what we do and the charity. for the charity in January 2010. Since then, Tempur-Pedic has donated about 2,500 beds, Mason said. Tempur-Pedics goal is to replace beds at every Ronald McDonald House in the U.S. by 2014, he said. Drews said she knows the importance of the loving and comfortable atmosphere the houses provide. Three years ago, she stayed at the Chicago house while her 14-year-old nephew was being treated for brain cancer at the Childrens Memorial Hospital. Mason hopes other companies and individuals will follow suit in donating their time and resources to charities. It really is about doing the right thing, he said. Tempur-Pedic donates mattresses to Ronald McDonald House MARIANELLA TELLO Alligator Contributing Writer UF freshman Christie Fleeman and her three roommates arrived at their Beaty East apartment last fall, determined to make it as homey as possible. Next fall semester, Fleeman, 18, may have to start over in Beaty West. Fleeman, and about 377 other students living in Beaty East will not be able to continue living there during the 201213 academic year because it will house Innovation Academy students. Innovation Academy is an enrollment model in which students attend classes on campus only during spring and summer class will arrive in Spring 2013. Fleeman said she did not know about Spring-summer students to move to Beaty EastON CAMPUS JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writer University Police are investigating a second possible hazing case that occurred two years ago. As police investigated a hazing incident reported Feb. 4, a second incident was reported to police Monday. According to the UPD crime log, the hazing may have occurred between April 2010 and late Greek organization. Police have not released many details on either incident The incident reported Feb. 4 involved an individual hoping to become part of Alpha Phi fered visible injuries, but hospitalization was not required. Sources with knowledge of the situation said the hazing may have involved beatings. The UF chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha was temporarily suspended last week as police investigate. UFs antihazing task force met Tuesday to talk about measures to educate students and parents about hazing, including posting past hazing incidents on student organizations websites and inviting students to work with the task force to discuss the issue. Considering recent events, the group also agreed to start meeting every two weeks. UPD investigates second suspected hazing incident Organization calls for volunteers to move bedsSEE BEATY, PAGE 4 We give people their best nights sleep.director of brand development and integration at Tempur-PedicPatric Young and Erik Murphy played large roles in Floridas road win against Alabama on Tuesday. See story, page 17.

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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 101 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?Amnesty Internationals Day of Action Today, 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. Plaza of the Americas This Day of Action supports human rights causes. Learn about global, national and local human rights issues, and learn how to get involved in supporting human rights. Birthright Registration Party Today, 11 a.m to 8 p.m. Gator City Come to the Birthright registration party at Gator City to register and receive priority. There will be free food and drinks. International Internship Seminar Today, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bryan Hall, Room 232 International Programs will host a seminar to discuss opportunities for international internships through the Warrington College of Business. Representatives from various study abroad programs and international universities will be present. RSVP to the event through Facebook to International Internship Seminar. College of Education School of Teaching & Learning: Graduate Degree Program Information Sessions Today, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Reitz Union, Room 285 At this information session, faculty will share information and answer questions regarding oncampus and online graduate degree programs. Florida Alternative Breaks Online Auction Today through next Wednesday at midnight. FAB will host an online auction to raise money for student service trips. To view the auction, visit www.fabauction.org. Items include donations from businesses such as Sarkara Sweets, Maudes Classic Cafe, Gainesville Health and Fitness, says about treating vulnerable populations. For reservations please call UF Hillel at 352-372-2900. Shabbat with Rabbi Telushkin Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave. 10 a.m. Traditional services 1 p.m. Shabbat Lunch. Lunch is $10 a person (free for students) and reservations are required. Rabbi Telushkin will discuss his book, Hillel: If Not Now, When? 6 p.m. Seudah Shlishit, the third meal. Reservations requested. 7 p.m. Havdallah 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Telushkin will speak about his book, Jewish Humor: What the Best Jewish Jokes Say About the Jews. A dessert reception will follow. To make reservations, please call the UF Hillel at 352-3722900. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. TutoringZone and more. For more information on the auctions or our service trips, send an email to floridaalternativebreaks@gmail.com. Florida Alternative Breaks Meet and Greet Thursday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Peabody Hall, Room 411 Come to the meet-and-greet to learn more about FAB. Members of the board will be there to answer questions about upcoming spring break trips and any questions about the organization. Learn how to apply for trips, as there are still spots available for Spring Break 2012. A few blocks over, a world apart Thursday, 6:30 p.m. La Casita Hear the stories of migrant farm workers and the pover ty-stricken in Gainesville from someone who works in the community to help people. Please bring nonperishable items listed on the Facebook event page. There will be free food and prizes. Shabbat with Rabbi Telushkin Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave. 6 p.m. Judaism and the Law 7:30 p.m. Reform, Conservative and Traditional services 8:45 p.m. Shabbat Dinner. Dinner is $20 a person (free for students) and reservations are required for community members. 10 p.m. Lecture on EcoKashrut and what Judaism PARTLY CLOUDY 78/57 THUNDER STORMS 80/59 THUNDER STORMS 75/54 THUNDER STORMS 71/57 RAIN 70/42 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Contributing WriterOne of the worlds largest restaurant chains is taking steps to improve living conditions for pregnant pigs in its pork supply facilities. McDonalds Corp. announced Wednesday that it will require its U.S. pork suppliers to submit plans to phase out individual stalls for the pigs by May, a decision supported by the Humane Society of the United States. There are alternatives that we think are better for the welfare of sows, said Dan Gorsky, senior vice president of McDonalds North America Supply Chain Management, in a statement. McDonalds wants to see the end of sow consupply chain. The decision came after years of talks between McDonalds and the Humane Society and from the fastfood chains analysis of how the stalls affect the animals, said Josh Balk, a spokesman for the Humane Society. Balk said sows spend a major foot metal cages, which give them little room to move around and are considered inhumane by animal rights groups. He said the use of gestation stalls by pork suppliers is banned in the European Union and in eight U.S. states, including Florida. Its cruel and inhumane to a cage so cramped she cant even turn around, he said. Balk said an alternative to gestation stalls would be to move pregnant sows to open pen houses. Pigs are built to move, and in order to have proper welfare they should at least be able to walk around and turn around and socialize with other pigs, he said. The pork industry does not see McDonalds decision in the same light as the Human Society. Dave Warner, a spokesman for the National Pork Producers Council, said moving sows from stalls to pens has its disadvantages. If you put 10 pregnant sows in a room or pen, they get mean, he said. They will attack each other and bite in places where, as a sow, you really wouldnt want to get bitten. Sows in open pens also pose a worker-safety issue, he added. Sam Kowalczyk, a 21-year-old nuclear engineering junior, said hes concerned with the issue of sanitation if sows are moved from individual stalls to group pens. Im all for McDonalds exercising their decision of where they get their food from, he said. As long as its safe. Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffHunter Nichols, a 20-year-old English sophomore, studies while he eats at the McDonalds at 201 NW 13th St. on Tuesday afternoon. McDonalds to address living conditions of pregnant pigs KELSEY GRENTZERAlligator Contributing WriterAfter winning $100,000 for childrens health last year, basketball coach Billy Donovan is back in the game. This year, Donovan will participate in ESlenge. He is vying to get enough online votes to raise money for the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation, which donates money to the expansion of Shands Hospital for Children at UF. He supported the same cause last year. Fred Demarest, UF assistant athletics director and spokesman, said the foundation remains an important charity to Donovan. Its a charity thats very close to his heart, Demarest said. The number of participating coaches jumped to 48 from last years 14. As of Tuesday, Donovan was in second place in the southern region, with 23 percent of the votes. Voters can pick one coach per region online at ESPNs website each continue until March 8. Each coach will earn $5,000 for his char ity of choice, and the winning coachs charity will receive $100,000. Last July, the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation used money from the competition to create a new pediatric emergency room at Shands at UF, said Linda Michalisin, a spokeswoman for the foundation. Coach Donovans support has been critical, she said.Donovan takes second shot at charity challenge, seeks votes online Donovan

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Beaty East residents who re-applied for housing were given prioritythe change until her housing sign-up date. I found out about the displacement because someone in told us what was going to happen, she said. Jennifer Todden, residence life coordinator for Beaty Towers and Jennings Hall, sent the email emy program. The Department of Housing and Residence Education held a Carolynn Komanski, assistant director of housing for administraFleeman said she enjoys Beatys central location and was upset when she found out about the changes. I was worried that because only one tower would be open there would not be enough rooms arrangements. I kind of wanted to stay in my same room because I like the ally change my plans that much Beaty West. Komanski said the Department of Housing and Residence East on Dec. 16. placement notices prior to room sign-up week. Residents of Beaty East who re-applied for campus housing lection. students with late application dates and students who sign contracts only for Fall 2012. The Department of Housing and Residence Education hasnt determined if Beaty East will gram and demand for student students for this new academic term. BEATY, from page 1, ALLIGATOR Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffStudents living in Beaty East will not be able to live there during the 2012-13 academic year. Instead, the building will house Innovation Academy students. ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff WriterThe Florida Senate recently rejected a bill that would allow some children of undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition, but hope for immigrants might not be lost. allow students who immigratin-state tuition, is scheduled for debate in the state legislature on Friday. The bill, SB106, would allow those students to pay resident tuition if they attend high school in Florida for three years, graduate from a Florida high school, register at a Florior citizenship. The bill, offered by Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, last year, only made it past the judiciary committee. Siplin brought it back this year in an educated in the Florida school assistant Lakeisha Hood. The issue is also close to Siplins heart, Hood said. Siplins wife emigrated from Haiti and attended school in Florida, but because she wasnt a citizen, she was forced to pay out-of-state tuition for college. low undocumented students to be considered Florida resithe measure wouldnt protect against deportation. where the student is enrolled. The afgoing to send up a Immigration and Customs Enforcement] that theyre undocumented, she said. Nichole Teixeira, assistant public relations director for the allowing more students the opportunity to get college degrees. Without the bill, most undocumented students, who dont qualify for state-funded to pay tuition. It sets them up for failure, she said.State Senate to discuss in-state tuition billCRIME BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterTwo women were charged with domestic battery Monday night. Laurie Bowlen, a 28-year-old claims adjuster, attacked her husband after she found him talking to another woman in a car, and employee, fought with her exhusband because he had her cellPolice Department arrest report. found her husband, Brent, talking to Jennifer Cruikshank, a friend, couples home. Brent got out, and the couple argued. Laurie suspected her husband with Cruikshank, and according to the report, Brent then grabbed his wife. He was concerned she would do something stupid, like attack Cruikshank. p.m. in response to a suspicious manded Brent let her go, but Laurie bit her husbands right arm before he could. She was arrested. Bowlen said she bit him so he would release her. The other instance of domestic Rebecca and Latroy McKenzy. lationship for 10 years and mar the last three months. arguing in Latroys apartment, and according to the report, Rebecca grabbed her ex-husbands ears and hair and hit him on the back to get her cellphone. Latroy then pushed her out of his apartment. blood behind Latroys left ear where his ex-wife had grabbed him, the report said. Laurie Bowlen and Rebecca McKenzy were both released Women charged with domestic battery SUSPECTS WERE STOPPED FOR HAVING A BLOCKED LICENSE PLATE. TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer 1.8 pounds of marijuana under a cars hood. mate, Louis K. Marks, 20, were charged with marijuana possession with intent to sell. They were both being held Deputy Victor Borrero stopped Masons white Jeep Mason stopped, Borrero could smell the marijuana, according to an arrest report. Borrero asked him about the smell, and Mason admitted he kept a small bag of marijuana under one of his seats. Borrero searched Mason and found a small scale for weighing drugs. When Borrero searched the car, he found a small it belonged to. Mine! Mason and Marks said at the same time, according to the arrest report. Monday night looking for quality weed and bought side engine compartment, according to the report. Inside, he found a white bag. Inside the white bag, he found two Ziploc bags containing a total of 1.8 pounds of marijuana. I found out about the displacement because ceived an email and told us what was going to happen.Christie FleemanSiplin

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator WriterUF Student Senate members cast votes Tuesday night for the upcoming Student Government elections, but they elected members of the Doctors Party and the Hogwarts Party. The senators tested the secure-location online voting system. They voted on members same way students will vote for Students Party and Unite Party candidates during the election days. On Feb. 21 and 22, students will cast their ballots and look them over. They will be allowed to make edits before submission. In the Fall 2011 elections, many students were location-based districts for their college addresses. The new ballot will give students three opportunilisted incorrectly. I was pleased with the changes, said Senate President Andy Mason after the meeting. The election codes require that the Supervisor of Elections ensure all ballot-counting equipment is tested the week prior to elections. After the senators cast their ballots, the results were printed and presented to the Senate. Given the changes the [election code revision] committee made, things went smoothly tonight, Mason said after the meeting. The Senate also passed a resolution against hazing in light of the recent UF fraternity hazing investigation.Student Senate tests online voting system PENN STATE TAKES TOP SPOT IN SECDOMINATED LIST. JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterSatire site College Humor ranked UF No. 2 on its list of the top 10 biggest slacker colleges in the U.S., It said students at the schools on the list maximize fun while minimizing effort. Pennsylvania State University topped the list. Virginia Tech came in at No. 3, followed by the University of Oklahoma and Auburn University. Educational consultant Steven Antonoff, who wrote The College Finder, a book containing more than 700 college-related lists, disapproves of the rankings. I dont know that there are ways to measure slacker-ness, he said. Antonoff likened the slacker list to the Princeton Reviews party school rankings. Southeastern Conference universities made the list. The popularity of football could be to blame for UFs ranking, said 21-year-old English junior Will Henry. I think this is such a big football and partying school, you kind of get the feeling that nobodys doing any work, he said. Blair Erich, a 21-year-old psychology senior, said UF students know how to balance work and play. Were winners, she said. Were always happy, always partying.UF ranked No. 2 in slacker-nessSenate president: Test went smoothly Given the changes the [election code revision] committee made, things went smoothly tonight.Andy MasonSenate president SG Elections Polls will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22. Polling locations are available online at www. ElectionsJohn McLaughlin / AlligatorStudent Government members test the secure-voting system in a mock election in the Reitz Union printing lab Tuesday night.

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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 EditorialWEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Do you enjoy swing dancing?87 TOTAL VOTES76% YES 24% NOTuesdays question: Did you enjoy the cooler weather? With tension between Israel and Iran so heated that must decide on a plan of action should combat sidering that Irans nuclear ambiIrans possession of nuclear greatest source of peace for the that one death, 100 deaths or 1 million deaths are acceptable As absurd as this notion sounds, this is how war is Abdul Zalikha is a biology and English junior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays. Tuition Tumult that would grant in-state tuition status to students In response, protesters gathered outside the senators ofthe bill because it allowed students attending high schools The students who attend school in Florida but whose What choice do the children of undocumented immiwe should be careful not to place all the blame on the par In spite of all of this, it is still not the fault of the children Abdul Zalikhaopinions@alligator.org

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8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffCaught the Love BugUSF marketing major Josh Charpie catches a Frisbee from his girlfriend on the Plaza of the Americas on Monday afternoon. Charpie came from Tampa to visit his girlfriend, Kelsey Albina, for Valentines Day. ALA CHU A COUNTY ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterThe Alachua County Commission decided Tuesday to consider the costs of using other energy providers after learning that Gainesville Regional Utilitys biomass contract will increase the countys utility bill. Charlie Jackson, Alachua County facilities manager, said the biomass plant, which will burn wood to generate electricity, would cause the county utility bill to jump by about $200,000 a year starting in 2014. Utility bills currently amount to about $3 million, said Alachua County spokesman Mark Sexton. stance in support or opposition of Gainesvilles decision to sign a $3.1 billion biomass contract, he said. However, when the commission heard about the utility rate increase for its own buildings, it voted unanimously to have county staff look into the cost of other energy providers and research how much sur rounding counties pay for electricity. My motivation here is to be able to draw a conclusion personally that our rates really are higher, lower or the same than others, Commissioner Paula DeLaney said. Commissioner Lee Pinkoson analyzed electricity costs in other counties and asked if it was possible to switch energy providers. Other energy companies under consider ation such as Progress Energy, which provides most of the electricity to UF, and Clay Electric Co-op may cost less, he said. Commissioner Susan Baird said the county should examine other ways to generate electricity in an effort to keep utility rates low for residents and prospective business owners who want to come to Gainesville. Business utility bills are going to go up If you see high utility costs, you arent going to want to come here. While Interim County Manager Rick Drummond said he understood the commissions concern for increased utility rates among residents and businesses in the county, he said the cost analysis will focus on impacts to the county government and its utility bills. We are really honing in on impact to Alachua County government as opposed to doing an analysis on the impact on economic opportunity in Alachua County as a whole, Drummond said. Six county residents stood at the meeting and spoke against the biomass plan, including City Commission at-large 1 candidate Nathan Skop, who built his part of his campaign around opposition to the biomass contract. Gainesville resident Paula Stamer said she appreciated that the County Commission discussed the contract and allowed public comment. Citizens in Gainesville have had absolutely no success in getting the city to discuss this issue, Stamer said. Thank you for letting us talk.Commission may leave GRU due to increasing costs RACHEL CROSBYAlligator Contributing WriterNew digital baseball and softball scoreboards will be up and running for both teams opening games this week. The boards have video capability and will replace the ones served the stadium for the last 10 years. They have undergone testing and will be fully operational for softballs opening game tonight and baseballs on Friday. Chip Howard, senior associate athletics director, said the old boards were obsolete. We couldnt even buy replacement parts for them, Howard said. The new boards are completely digital and will broadcast color headshots, highlight clips and commer cials. The softball boards went up between Jan. 16 and 20, and the baseball boards from Jan. 20 to 27. The total cost for the boards was $700,000, which came from a $15 million University Athletic Association bond used for renovating various athletic facilities.New softball, baseball scoreboards to debut We couldnt even buy replacement parts for them.Chip Howardsenior associate athletics director ABOUT 50 OFFICIALS WERE HONORED. ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterEd Baileys gold-plated Alachua County Fire Rescue badge sat over his heart and gleamed under the lights of the meeting room at the Alachua County Administration building downtown. Bailey, chief of ACFR, and the Alachua County Commission honored about 50 law enforcement, public safeday morning for their work during the Interstate 75 accidents on Jan. 29. The wrecks claimed 11 lives and sent 21 to the hospital. Bailey said the wrecks were the worst he had ever seen in his 36 years in public safety. Some in the room were law enforceresponded to the accident scene. That ics were blinded by the smoke from a victims screams. Others were dispatchers who advised frantic callers while trying to process what was happening on the other end of the line. Its one thing to go on a call and respond to emergencies like a vehicle accident or a heart attack, Bailey said. But it is another to go to an incident where nature is working against you. Combined Communications Center dispatchers were lifelines that night, he said.Responders honored for work during I-75 accidentsL OC AL DAVID A. MURPHYAlligator Contributing Writer rely on the kindness of strangers. WUFT-FM does it with wine. UFs 89.1 WUFT-FM will host its 23rd annual A Celebration of Wine event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Sue Wagner, special events coordinator for WUFT-FM, said the event is an important fundraiser for the station. Weve raised over $300,000 for the life of the event, she said. Its also provided awareness to the community. Wagner said the fundraising event was Last year, the event raised $36,667 for the station. Donors provide more than 1,000 types of wine for attendees to bid on or sample, said Kathy Bare, senior accountant for the multimedia department of the College of Journalism and Communications. Attendees can also bid in the silent auction for prizes including wine, jewelry, pottery and art, all of which are donated for the event. Tickets cost $55 in advance and $60 at the door. Tickets are available online at wuft.org/ wine. WUFT-FM 89.1 airs 24 hours a day in 19 counties in North Central and mid-Florida. Unlike commercial radio, public radio relies on fundraisers, pledge drives and special events to raise money. Bare, a supporter of public radio, said she has attended about a dozen A Celebration of Wine fundraisers. She said the event is important because other funding for the station has decreased with the economic downturn. Although WUFT-FM has some staunch supporters and the fundraisers have been successful, Bare said, she still has one wish. I would like to see more people realize the value of public broadcast.Station to host wine-centric fundraiser I would like to see more people realize the value of public broadcast.Kathy Baresenior accountant for the multimedia department of the College of Journalism and CommunicationsDeLaney

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HOTDOGGERS SERVE AS BRAND AMBASSADORS ACROSS COUNTRY. JAVIER EDWARDSAlligator Contributing WriterUF seniors will have one more oppor tunity this year to become Oscar Mayer Hotdoggers and travel the country in a 27-foot-long hot dog. Two Oscar Mayer brand ambassadors, or Hotdoggers, will host an information session at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Career Resource Center conference room. ers naming the new location will be posted in the Career Resource Center. All majors are welcome, but only seniors may apply for the position. Hotdoggers represent Oscar Mayer by traveling through the U.S. 365 days a year hosting festivals, parades and charity events. The application deadline for the electronic application was Feb. 1, but UF seniors who missed it can submit their applications and schedule an interview for Friday, said Hotdogger Traci Johnson, aka Tailgatin Traci. Johnson said students submitting applications should bring a resume and cover letter. more about the job are also welcome to attend the session. The reason were on this campus is because we know that this is an awesome college, Johnson said. We have had many Hotdoggers in the past who have gone to University of Florida, so we know that there are great candidates on campus, and were hoping that they will come out and apply. Competition to become a Hotdogger is steep. Only 12 candidates across the country are selected each year. Johnson, a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin, said the experience she is gaining from being a Hotdogger is invaluable. It has opened up a lot of doors for me in the job market already, she said. Even though I graduated with a degree in journalism, I am now completely media-trained. Hotdogger Beefy Brian Keefe said students should bring personality and big smiles if they are looking to land an interview. It doesnt matter what major you are, he said, as long as you have a bubbly personality and enjoy interacting with people. This is huge for your resume, Keefe said. Youre looking at a chance to drive around in one of the worlds most iconic vehicles. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 Javier Edwards / AlligatorOscar Mayer Hotdoggers Brian Keefe, aka Beefy Brian, and Traci Johnson, aka Tailga tin Traci, Gator chomp in front of the Weinermobile. Seniors have last chance to be Hotdoggers for Oscar MayerLOC AL BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterGainesvilles mayor is working to promote the president and keep Republicans in check. Mayor Craig Lowe announced Tuesday he joined the Obama For America Truth Team, a group formed to remind voters of the presidents achievements during his term and hold presidential opponents accountable. The group will spread President Obamas campaign message through speeches, campaigns and rallies. Groups will fact-check opponents statements and post the results on several websites. The team has set up attackwatch. com and keepinggophonest.com. Both will work to correct Republican candidates if they make false claims about the president or his campaign. AttackWatch was formed so viewers can get the facts you against false attacks on the president and his record, according to the website. KeepingGOPHonest researches the Republican candidates and their stances on issues, including equal rights, the economy and health reform. The groups third website, keepinghisword.com, was created to show initiatives Obama has passed Lowe said he will tour North Florida to promote Obamas accomplishments. He said he could have the most impact on that area since it is his home. Lowe said he joined the group because he believes in the presidents message and believes he has I will be pointing out the truth, Lowe said. And the truth is that this president should be re-elected.Mayor joins team to promote Obamas accomplishmentsLowe

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 11 Shawn Janetzke / Alligator Staff SG FALL PLATFORM REVIEW Alligator staff evaluated last semesters platforms from the Students Party and the Unite Party. Both participated in the Fall 2011 elections, which were held in September. Platforms are intended to be yearlong efforts, according to Students Party assistant leader and Sen. Carly Wilson and Unite Party spokeswoman and Sen. Christina Bonarrigo. Three Students Party senators and 46 Unite Party senators were elected, and one indepen treasurer -are only voted on in the spring elections.* Indicates points on or similar to points on the partys Spring 2011 elections platformNo changes from the fall tuition increases.**Make SG positions merit-based Reduce student funding waste*Provide students with detailed assessment of student fee breakdowns More water fountains on campus More electrical outlets in the libraries Expand food options on campus Make book prices more visible on ISIS Work to lower tuition costs for externships Add bus route GPS maps to residence halls and major bus stops violations Partner with tow companies to pr mote safe nightlife Increase lighting on campus*First-aid kits in buildings Increase number of recycling bins on campus*Add sustainable exercise equipment Add sustainable printing and copyingSome changes/progress madeFight to protect Bright Futures and *Make SG more transparent Increase parking on campus Increase SNAP availability*Increase ease of tuition payments by adding VISA as a payment Platform points completedExtend library hours*Students Party Fall platform (3 senators elected) Students Party information from Carly Wilson and Ford Dwyer* indicates points on or similar to points on the partys Spring 2011 elections platformNo changes from the fall-N/ASome changes/progress madeInstall hand sanitizers in all residence halls Increase number of water fountains locations Increase the number of SNAP vehicles and pickup locations*Add campus directories in Install speakers for music at outdoor recreational facilities Build awnings at more bus stops on and off campus Work with faculty to make all classes online-submission basedPlatform points completedCreate a 24-hour library on campus Expand bicycle signage and awareness Expand scooter parking locations throughout campusUnite Party Fall platform (46 senators elected) Students Party information from Carly Wilson and Ford Dwyer Unite Party information from Christina Bonarrigo* Indicates points on or similar to points on the partys Spring 2011 elections platform

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ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator Writerly see the fruits of its labor in the form of a renovated community center. On Monday, renovations began at the Southwest Gainesville Advocacy Group Resource Center, a community center that has been in the works for two years. The 3,100-square-foot center will serve as a meeting place for families and an after-school facility for children and teenagers. The center will open its doors in mid-April. The Alachua County Commission gave the group $225,000 to purchase two buildings, one of which will serve as the resource center, Commissioner Susan Baird said. The group hopes to turn the second building into a public health clinic, but it needs more funding. Visitors use learning materials, family planning resources and health services, among other resources. The site will have a playground, a meeting room, two play areas and a kitchen, said Dorothy Benson, chairwoman of the Southwest Gainesville Advocacy Group. Southwest Gainesville, between Tower Road and Interstate 75, had one of the highest densities of crime in Alachua County in 2009, according to data compiled by the Alachua County Sheriffs When residents who lived along Tower Road learned about this data, they formed the group to help strengthen and empower families in the area, Benson said. I remember hearing mothers in the area talk about how they didnt want their children to play outside because it was unsafe, Benson said. Thats unacceptable. 12, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012Brett Le Blanc/Alligator StaffMotorcycle AccidentThe remains of a wrecked Kawasaki motorcycle sit on the sidewalk in front of the Pi Kappa Alpha house Tuesday afternoon. Police said rain and delayed reaction caused the rider to hit the back of a car. MATT BOLESAlligator Contributing WriterUF engineering students will showcase their talents with the 61st annual E-Week. Each day through Feb. 27 will feature at least one event, according to the E-Week website. James OConnell, executive director of E-Week and a 19-year-old environmental engineering sophomore, said nonengineering students are invited to the events, all of which are free. He expects about 2,250 people to attend. Freshman Leadership Engineering Council will host a Wii tournament in the New Physics Building at 7 p.m. today, Week 2012. The largest event is E-Fair, which will be held Tuesday and Thursday in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. It will offer interactive booths and feature engineering exhibits such as a uid nitrogen-chilled ice cream. Every kid wants to be an tist, said Michael Andrews, Benton Engineering Council President and 22-year-old mechanical and aerospace engineering senior. The Field Day Extravaganza will run Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the North Lawn. He said all of UFs 35 engineering organizations are par ticipating. UF Student Government provides about $14,000 for the week, and the overall event costs about $16,000, he said.Engineering students THE PAIR HIT LOCAL WALMARTS. TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterGainesville Police arrested a drug dealer and a buyer Monday for stealing about $3,200 in electronics from local Walmarts in the past two weeks. Charlie V. Davis, 36, and Derrell T. Hagans, 33, were each charged with three counts of grand theft and three counts of dealing in stolen property. They lifted six ereaders, two netbooks and three cellphones, according to GPD. Hagans wanted to buy crack cocaine from Davis, but he did not have enough money. He planned to trade the stolen electronics with Davis, who told police he only served as a lookout. Around 8 a.m. on Jan. 26, Davis and Hagans entered the Walmart Supercenter off Waldo Road, opened an unlocked glass display and stuffed six Kindles under their clothes. When security guards noticed the missing merchandise, they watched the security tape and saw Davis and Hagans steal the e-readers, which cost $1,049 altogether, according to police. The same security guards got a chance to see the thieves in person that day. Davis and Hagans appeared at Walmart again at about 7:30 a.m. Monday. The guards detained them before calling the police. Davis and Hagans remained at Alachua County Jail on Tuesday evening, held on bails of $30,000 and $40,000 respectively. Between trips to the Supercenter off Waldo Road, Davis and Hagans hit the Walmart at 2649 NW 13th St. twice, according to police. HP Pavilion netbooks. Davis put one in his backpack, and Hagans put one in a pants pocket. Davis said he drove Hagans to the Walmart Supercenter on Jan. 26 but didnt steal any of the Kindles. Hagans told investigators he and Davis each stole three e-readers. After they left the store, Davis said, Hagans gave him a pair of Kindles in exchange for $100 worth of crack cocaine. The pair made similar trades after the other two burglaries, in which Davis received a netbook, a cellphone and $40. Hagans told investigators he sold all of the Kindles for $50-$100 each, and the other netbook sold for $150. SARAH LOFTUSAlligator Contributing WriterFor the Saucermans, every day is Valentines Day. Alvera Saucerman, 79, and Jim Saucer man, 80, spent Tuesday at the Valentines Day Sweetheart Dance at the Senior Recreation Center. Going to dances isnt unusual for the couple, who have been married for 60 years and met each other in elementary school. They go to every dance hosted by the Swing and Sway Dance Club, which organized Tuesdays dance, Alvera said. When the couple met, Jim was in third grade. Alvera was in second. You tell the story of how we met, Alvera said to her husband. Youre better at it. worked there to tell her he had a new girlfriend, he said. They became friends, started dating before high school and were married. She was 19, and he was 20. Were just really grateful to be together and in good health, she said. whole time, she said, but Alveras feet were hurting. After two dances, the couple walked out of the dance room and sat on a sofa together. Both worked in education their entire lives, so they were never rich. But they said that didnt stop them from pursuing their mutual passion for travel. Ten years ago, the Saucermans went bungee jumping in Queenstown, New Zealand. He held her hand, and they laughed as they recalled their bungee jumping adventure. I thought they wouldnt let us do it because of our age, she said. I was getting ready to protest, but then the woman said, Boy, do I have a deal for you. the room as some of the men spun their ladies around to Frank Sinatra songs. The neatest thing about it is that people in wheelchairs and walkers throw them away and dance, said Otto Johnson, president of the Swing and Sway Dance Club. Were just really grateful to be together and in good health.Alvera Saucermanswing dancerBaird

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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 laun dry 372-3783 2-15-12-20-2 Avail Aug 1st. 4BR/2BA house. Very private backyard, btw UF & Santa Fe. W/D provided, pets OK, tile throughout. 1330 NW 39th St. Call 352-339-2342. $1200/mo. More info & pictures: gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-17-12-24-2 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 2-29-12-25-2 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 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 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 A Short Walk to Shands and UF Campus! 1/1 for rent in a 4/4. Available Aug 1. Oxford Terrace Condo. $500/mo. Free cable!Furnished living room and kitchen. Upperclassman or grad.student preferred. 904-955-0678 lv msg / avfetner@ufl.edu 2-16-5-2 ***5 Bedroom House*** Walk to class! Wood Floors. Lots of Parking. Lease begins August 10th. Please contact John @ 561-866-8234 for more info. 2-17-5-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 2-20-11-35-2 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrillmanagement.com 2BR2BA Condo in Turkey Creek Carpet, Dishwasher, Laundry Hkups, Close to Alachua & Gainesville 11426 NW 67th Terrace $800/Mo 2BR 1BA Garage Apt in Duckpond Area Wood Floors, Laundry, Central H & Air 726 NE 4th Street $800 /Mo 2BR 1BA Apt 1 BLK to UF, Carpet, Central H & Air, Carpet Laundry., Inclds Wtr and Swg. $800/Mo Can reserve for Summer or Fall now. Grad II 1236 SW 4th Avenue 2BR 1BA Apt Robert Obrien Apts Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht Near Sams Club/Walmart $500/Mo 2901 NW 14th Street 2BR 1BA House in Oaks of Kanapaha 4845 SW 57th Drive $725/Mo Carpet, Central H & Air, Laundry hkups Off Archer Rd. Effeciency across from UF Stadium 2 Rooms, no kitchen, just Frig and sink shared bathroom. Most people bring in a hotplate or microwave $295/Mo 2-17-12-4-2 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

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ALLIGATOR Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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 SWM looking for roommate to share 2 story condo. Unfurnished 250 sft bedroom/prvt bath with access to furnished kitchen/living room. Located on Tower Rd 4 blocks S of Newberry Rd Emsil: eleeng075@netscape.net 2-28-1210-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-25-72-5 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. 4-25-12-72-6ESTATE SALE 6pc BR, 10pc dr, 6pc off, 5pc dinette, couch, 8pc wicker, silver/china/art, decor items, can deliver. 4203 NW 69th St., 2/16-2/20. 7a-7p. 2-20-11-5-6 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 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-25-11-99-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2573-11 4-25-12-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-25-12-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 2-27-35-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-25-72-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 4-25-1272-12I Buy Cars & Trucks Call Anytime 352-443-11003-13-12-20-12 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 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. 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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Getting back to OmahaWith Gators baseball set to open the season Friday, will the Vote online at alligatorSports. org.Coach Tim Walton said the Gators battled JU at 5 p.m. today in the home opener. See story, page 19. AP PhotoFlorida center Patric Young led all scorers with 19 points in UFs 61-52 win against Alabama on Tuesday. He said his ankle injury is still not 100 percent. GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writer At halftime of Tuesdays matchup with Alabama, Florida looked like it might not be able to break free of its funk. UF was mired in a 26-26 tie after shooting just third consecutive loss looked like a distinct possibility. But, once the buzzer sounded to start the second half, the Gators took off. No. 14 Florida (20-6, 8-3 Southeastern Confer pulling away from Alabama (16-9, 5-6 SEC) en route to a 61-52 win Tuesday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Patric Young played a key role in the spurt, scoring eight of his game-high 19 points on three dunks and a layup. I told him after the game this is a by-product of how hard he has worked the last two days in practice, coach Billy Donovan said. He has been phenomenal. Just his effort, his energy, pushing through things. He really gave us a huge lift. Young and fellow frontcourt starters Brad Beal and Erik Murphy combined for 47 of the Gators 61 points by exploiting favorable matchups against a depleted Alabama frontline. The Crimson Tide was without JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell the teams top two scorers and rebounders after both received inDespite a foot injury, Young connected on 9 of 12 shots while playing just 22 minutes due to foul trouble. Im not completely at 100 percent, but Id say [Tuesday] was the best Ive felt in a while, Young said. Murphy and Beal each added 14 points, with Murphy hitting 4 of 8 shots from beyond the arc. The duo also made an impact on the defensive end, where Beal had two steals and two blocks while Murphy had four steals and one block. Those efforts were just part of a dominating UF defense that helped spark the second-half run by switching to a suffocating zone. The Crimson Tide entered the contest 342nd in the nation in 3-point shooting at 27.3 percent, and those struggles continued Tuesday. Alabama was never able to shoot Florida out of the zone, hitting only 4 of 16 shots from beyond the arc. The Gators also forced 18 turnovers, a numgoals. Florida converted those takeaways into 24 points. The zone in the second half helped us, Donovan said. The zone was effective for us defensively. Although the focus was on the frontcourt, point guard Erving Walker became Floridas alltime assist leader in the win. His seven assists brought his career total to 505, passing Ronnie Montgomerys mark of 503, which had stood since 1988. Its quite an accomplishment for him, Donovan said. For a guy 5-foot-8, hes had a heck of a career. their offense in the game, hitting a combined 3 of 14 shots, including 1 of 10 from beyond the arc. It was also a poor offensive night for Floridas bench, which failed to register a point as Will Yeguete and Mike Rosario sat out with injuries. Thankfully for the Gators, Young and the rest of the frontcourt were there to pick up the slack and put an end to Floridas two-game slide. I was proud of our guys resiliency, Donovan said. I think the adversity that we went through, Im really hoping that it can make us better. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org.UF ends two-game skid at BamaThe Gators only have two games left to play in the OConnell Center. March, the month synonymous with the NCAA Tournament, is two weeks away. Time is running out on this season, but that hasnt stopped coach Billy Donovans search for tougher, more resilient basketball players. Im not pleased, Donovan said a season sweep of UF. These guys are great guys, but we havent been hardened enough. We need to practice better. We need to be more on edge. We need to take everything to a different level. After being pushed around and outplayed in a pair of losses last postgame press conference on a time he barely had to look for a mentally strong and focused team. He invoked the names of past Gators, winners of multiple national championships. Joakim Noah, Al Horford and those guys werent hardened, either, Donovan said. But there is a mentality and an understanding of what really goes into a preparation to really go out there and win. Donovan said his current crop of players need to experience the adversity of mounting injuries or the indignity of blowout losses. There are certain teams that you sit there and you look back and say, You know what? They had to kind of go through it, he said. If so, Donovan should have seen a change months ago. The Gators have been through their fair share of adversity already. Before conference play began, tight road losses at Ohio State and Syracuse should have shown them how national championship-caliber teams crash the boards and create turnovers. At Rutgers, the Gators learned the pain of an overtime loss. Injuries to forward Erik Murphy and Patric Young forced Florida to play eight games without its regular The only hardship seemingly left for the Gators to experience occurred when forward Will Yeguete UFs leader in steals and rebounding per centage, according to Kenpom.com suffered his second concussion of the season against the Volunteers. You can play really, really hard and really, really well and be under manned and still fall short, and you walk off the court disappointed and get better, Donovan said. As UFs primary energy player off the bench, Yeguete was sorely again in a win Tuesday at Alabama. At 6-foot-7, hes undersized and not much of a shot blocker, but hes also the key to the Gators press and a magician at engineering steals. Without him in the lineup, UF is ovans hardened billing. A void has been created for someone like Murphy, Young, Casey Prather or Scottie Wilbekin to match Yeguetes impact down the stretch. the regular season, the window is closing fast. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org.Florida running out of time, opportunities to toughen upGators used big second-half run to pull awayTHE BOOTHE REVIEW John Boothetwitter: @jjboothe Poll ResultsWhere will Florida basketball stand at the conclusion of 68% 4-6 seed 20% 1-3 seed 7% 7-12 seed 5% NIT 56 total votes

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JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Writer Amanda OLeary doesnt mind going with the hot hand. As No. 3 Florida prepares to take on Jacksonville tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Donald R. Dizney Stadium, the Gators coach has something she did not have last season: two viable starting options in net. As a freshman, Cara Canington started every game for Florida, while fellow freshman Mikey Meagher saw just more than 83 minutes of action. Last season, Meagher took control of the starting job for the entirety of the season after Canington suffered fall. Canington said that over the course of lowed her to perform at a higher level than prior to the 2011 season. Mentally and physically, an injury is always tough to come back from, Canington said. This year, being 100 percent now and coming back, it feels good and Im ready to go. It was evident to OLeary from the start of fall practice that Canington was eager to earn more playing time her junior season. for being that backup, OLeary said. Canington said she focused on improving her hand speed in the offseason by juggling and throwing the ball against a wall repeatedly and catching it. the Gators exhibition against England and regular-season opener, an 11-9 loss to North Carolina, while Canington was in net for the second half of each game. Both goalkeepers allowed a goal against England, with Meagher saving four shots and Canington recording six saves. In the UNC game, the Tar Heels scored four goals in the last eight minutes of the replaced by Canington, who allowed four OLeary said she was already planning on playing both goalkeepers, but added it is an advantage to have one who can step in when the other is having a sub-par day. OLeary said. To be able to look at whomever isnt starting and know they can go in and perform eases a lot off of our minds. While she has not started a game this season, Canington said which half she plays does not make a difference to her. You try to keep the same mental edge, Canington said. Whether you come in the Meagher said her relationship with Canington has made it an easy adjustment to go from getting the bulk of the workload last year to being in a constant battle for playing time. were there to support each other for anything, Meagher said. With both junior goalies completely healthy, OLeary said she has no reservations playing either at any time. Their per formance has been equal in practice and the starter will be determined on a game-bygame basis. Now we have two great options; two options I feel really comfortable with, OLeary said. Well allow them to compete each and every day for that starting position. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 19Alligator File PhotoFlorida starting pitcher Hannah Rogers said her arm didnt suffer the Alligator File Photo JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer By Sunday night, the Gators mental stamina matched the recent Gainesville weather: below average. After a long weekend, coach Tim Walton has to get his team back up to 100 percent for its home opener against Jacksonville today at 5 p.m. Inn Tampa North Tournament last weekend, winning every one. However, playing back-to-back games on both Saturday and Sunday took its toll on Waltons squad. I dont know if I had them motivated and focused to be honest, Walton said Sunday. It was really cold and a long day. We were out here for almost seven-and-a-half hours. [It] was really longer than it is probably supposed to be on the last game of the weekend. Sunday was an unusually long day for the Gators because the weather wasnt very accommodating Friday night. Florida was scheduled to face Long Island and incessant rain. The Gators, who were just one run and one the season, had to return to the stadium Saturday With a double-header scheduled Saturday evening, Florida had to re-schedule its matchup with FGCU for Sunday. With the rain the other night, and three games (Saturday), I think we were not so much fatigued but a little mentally exhausted, Walton said. Heading into Sunday already worn from a long weekend, the Gators faced their toughest test of the tournament at USF. nents, it needed eight innings and two pitchers just to squeak out a 3-2 victory against the Bulls. Sophomore Hannah Rogers came in for freshman Lauren Haeger in the sixth inning, knowing she would return to the circle soon after to face the Eagles. But Rogers wasnt too worried about the physical aspect of pitching nine-plus innings in one day. My arm never really gets tired, Rogers said. My legs get tired sometimes, but we have a really good trainer and he makes sure that were always heating or icing or stretching our arms. Thats probably why I dont have too many arm problems. However, Rogers could not mentally prepared for the last game after just having pitched and weathered the dipping temperatures. She said she had to motivate herself to go out and convince herself it was like pitching in any other game. This Wednesday, the Gators will play host to the Dolphins on two days rest. Haeger, who startalready felt the impact of the long weekend but said she looks to become accustomed to the hectic schedule as the year progresses. It was tiring, Haeger said. Five games is a lot of games, but it doesnt compare to what were going to get into. It was a I think it will get better.UF pushing through mental fatigue Canington, Meagher battling for time in goal for No. 3 Florida Were friends on and off the each other for anything.UF plays Jacksonville tonightWalton

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HE IS BATTLING KISH, GIBSON AND MAGLIOZZI FOR THE SPOT. TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer Jonathon Crawford is ready to be a starting pitcher again. After seldom being used out of the bullpen as a freshman, Crawford, a starting pitcher before signing with Florida, feels he has matured enough to take the next step and contribute in a role No. 1 midweek starter. The only problem is the three fellow underclassmen standing in his way. With the season set to begin Friday, Crawford and fellow sophomores Keenan Kish, a righty, and Daniel Gibson, a southpaw, along with freshman right-hander Johnny Magliozzi are all vying for the Gators midweek job. Its really tight youve got Johnny and us three sophomores, Crawford said. Its really up for grabs for anybody. Although the competition is open, Crawford and Magliozzi appear to have the edge as the season approaches. Each tossed at least three innings in Floridas intrasquad scrimmage at McKethan Stadium on Sunday, and each made his case for the starting job. frames of the afternoon and surrendered three runs on three hits while striking out four and allowing four other batters to reach base. Magliozzi tossed 3.1 innings and struck out one and walked two. While both labored at times, the unthey can bring to the midweek rotation for a Florida team that went 7-7 in regular-season midweek games and saw its starting pitchers go just 6-4 in those matchups. At one point Sunday, Crawford struck out junior catcher Mike Zunino, making the reigning Southeastern Conference Player of the Year whiff at a pitch below his knees. Zunino walked back toward the dugout and looked up at Crawford while shaking his head with a smirk of disbelief. Just throw that for a strike every time, Zunino said. That was like 84 (mph) breaking two feet. The outing showed progress for Crawford, who saw the fewest innings of any of the pitchers in Floridas bullgames and pitched a total of 3.2 frames with a 4.91 ERA as a freshman. In the offseason, however, he worked on dropping his arm slot and now gets more late movement on his fastball and mound, too. Ive made a huge improvement from last year, Crawford said. This year, I throw a lot more strikes and dont walk people. While Crawford has adjusted his mechanics and feels more comfortable on the mound, teammates have been impressed with Magliozzi in the short time the 20-year-old freshman has been on campus, and not just because of his reliable changeup and low-90s fastball. Hudson Randall, who will take the mound for Floridas season opener Friday, said he has really been impressed by Magliozzis maturity on the rubber. However, coach Kevin OSullivan hasnt tipped his hand just yet as to which underclassman will take on the role, saying the team needs to nail down that position, as well as the middle relief slots. Theyre competitive, left-handed pitcher Brian Johnson said. They all know that there are spots open and having a spot doesnt mean youre guaranteed that spot every day. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator. org. 20, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffGators sophomore pitcher Jonathan Crawford is in competition for the mid week starters role. He threw just 3.2 innings as a freshman last year. KATIE AGOSTIN Alligator Writer Junior Mia Piccio started the second day of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge on Tuesholes, she moved up to sixth. round with seven bogeys, a double bogey and one birdie for a 79 (+8) which caused her to jump from sixth to 35th. Evan Jensen, a senior who entered the tournament as Floridas No. 4 player, currently leads the Gators after she carded a 75 (+4). Although this wasnt the greatest round for Jensen, the 72 (+1) she shot on Monday helps balance it out. She is currently tied for 14th. Although Piccio and Jensen scored higher Tuesday than they did on Monday, freshman Camilla Hedberg had a better performance in the second pushed her up 16 spots from tied for 35th to tied for 19th. Evan and Camilla really grinded hard [Tuesday] and played solid golf, coach Jan Dowling said Despite Hedbergs improvement Tuesday, the team continued to drop. The Gators went from tied for eighth to 12th by shooting a 308 (+24), six strokes more than Mondays round. It was a pretty frustrating day for us, Dowling said. But we have a fresh start tomorrow, and were capable of a lot better. UCLA remains at the top of the leaderboard with a two day total of 570 (+2). This puts them 18 strokes ahead of second-place Southern Cal and 40 strokes ahead of Florida. Andrea Watts and Isabelle Lendl both continued to have a hard time on the course shooting an 82 (+11) and an 89 (+18). reach for Florida, Piccio, Jensen and Hedberg will be counting on Watts or Lendl to break 80 in the Piccio falters as Gators continue to struggle WOMENS GOLFCrawford in running for midweek role Its really up for grabs for anybody.Jonathon CrawfordUF pitcherPiccio



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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 101 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Area lovers celebrate Valentines DaySingers, dancers and musicians spread that lovin feeling Tuesday, pg. 13. County Commission may leave GRU due to rising costsThe higher rates are due to biomass plan, pg 8. Drug dealer, buyer arrested for stealing electronicsThe pair lifted about $3,000 worth of merchandise, pg 12. 78 /57 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 14 CROSSWORD 15 SPORTS 17 Lauren Adamson / Alligator Mock Marriage ADARA NEY Alligator Contributing Writer The Ronald McDonald House of Gainesville will need some helping hands next week. The organization will need volunteers from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 21 and 23 to move 51 mattresses and 51 box springs from storage containers into its 31 guest rooms, said Theresa Drews, house operations director at Gainesvilles Ronald McDonald House. Tempur-Pedic donated the beds Monday. The Ronald McDonald House provides temporary housing for families with critically ill children receiving treatment at Gainesville hospitals. Mike Mason, the director of brand development and integration at TempurPedic, said the company was eager to provide mattresses for families staying at the house because they are in need of a good nights sleep. We give people their best nights sleep, Mason said. So there is this great connection between what we do and the charity. for the charity in January 2010. Since then, Tempur-Pedic has donated about 2,500 beds, Mason said. Tempur-Pedics goal is to replace beds at every Ronald McDonald House in the U.S. by 2014, he said. Drews said she knows the importance of the loving and comfortable atmosphere the houses provide. Three years ago, she stayed at the Chicago house while her 14-year-old nephew was being treated for brain cancer at the Childrens Memorial Hospital. Mason hopes other companies and individuals will follow suit in donating their time and resources to charities. It really is about doing the right thing, he said. Tempur-Pedic donates mattresses to Ronald McDonald House MARIANELLA TELLO Alligator Contributing Writer UF freshman Christie Fleeman and her three roommates arrived at their Beaty East apartment last fall, determined to make it as homey as possible. Next fall semester, Fleeman, 18, may have to start over in Beaty West. Fleeman, and about 377 other students living in Beaty East will not be able to continue living there during the 201213 academic year because it will house Innovation Academy students. Innovation Academy is an enrollment model in which students attend classes on campus only during spring and summer class will arrive in Spring 2013. Fleeman said she did not know about Spring-summer students to move to Beaty EastON CAMPUS JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writer University Police are investigating a second possible hazing case that occurred two years ago. As police investigated a hazing incident reported Feb. 4, a second incident was reported to police Monday. According to the UPD crime log, the hazing may have occurred between April 2010 and late Greek organization. Police have not released many details on either incident The incident reported Feb. 4 involved an individual hoping to become part of Alpha Phi fered visible injuries, but hospitalization was not required. Sources with knowledge of the situation said the hazing may have involved beatings. The UF chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha was temporarily suspended last week as police investigate. UFs antihazing task force met Tuesday to talk about measures to educate students and parents about hazing, including posting past hazing incidents on student organizations websites and inviting students to work with the task force to discuss the issue. Considering recent events, the group also agreed to start meeting every two weeks. UPD investigates second suspected hazing incident Organization calls for volunteers to move bedsSEE BEATY, PAGE 4 We give people their best nights sleep.director of brand development and integration at Tempur-PedicPatric Young and Erik Murphy played large roles in Floridas road win against Alabama on Tuesday. See story, page 17.

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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 101 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HHAPPENING?Amnesty Internationals Day of Action Today, 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. Plaza of the Americas This Day of Action supports human rights causes. Learn about global, national and local human rights issues, and learn how to get involved in supporting human rights. Birthright Registration Party Today, 11 a.m to 8 p.m. Gator City Come to the Birthright registration party at Gator City to register and receive priority. There will be free food and drinks. International Internship Seminar Today, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bryan Hall, Room 232 International Programs will host a seminar to discuss opportunities for international internships through the Warrington College of Business. Representatives from various study abroad programs and international universities will be present. RSVP to the event through Facebook to International Internship Seminar. College of Education School of Teaching & Learning: Graduate Degree Program Information Sessions Today, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Reitz Union, Room 285 At this information session, faculty will share information and answer questions regarding oncampus and online graduate degree programs. Florida Alternative Breaks Online Auction Today through next Wednesday at midnight. FAB will host an online auction to raise money for student service trips. To view the auction, visit www.fabauction.org. Items include donations from businesses such as Sarkara Sweets, Maudes Classic Cafe, Gainesville Health and Fitness, says about treating vulnerable populations. For reservations please call UF Hillel at 352-372-2900. Shabbat with Rabbi Telushkin Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave. 10 a.m. Traditional services 1 p.m. Shabbat Lunch. Lunch is $10 a person (free for students) and reservations are required. Rabbi Telushkin will discuss his book, Hillel: If Not Now, When? 6 p.m. Seudah Shlishit, the third meal. Reservations requested. 7 p.m. Havdallah 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Telushkin will speak about his book, Jewish Humor: What the Best Jewish Jokes Say About the Jews. A dessert reception will follow. To make reservations, please call the UF Hillel at 352-3722900. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. TutoringZone and more. For more information on the auctions or our service trips, send an email to floridaalternativebreaks@gmail.com. Florida Alternative Breaks Meet and Greet Thursday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Peabody Hall, Room 411 Come to the meet-and-greet to learn more about FAB. Members of the board will be there to answer questions about upcoming spring break trips and any questions about the organization. Learn how to apply for trips, as there are still spots available for Spring Break 2012. A few blocks over, a world apart Thursday, 6:30 p.m. La Casita Hear the stories of migrant farm workers and the pover ty-stricken in Gainesville from someone who works in the community to help people. Please bring nonperishable items listed on the Facebook event page. There will be free food and prizes. Shabbat with Rabbi Telushkin Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave. 6 p.m. Judaism and the Law 7:30 p.m. Reform, Conservative and Traditional services 8:45 p.m. Shabbat Dinner. Dinner is $20 a person (free for students) and reservations are required for community members. 10 p.m. Lecture on EcoKashrut and what Judaism PARTLY CLOUDY 78/57 THUNDER STORMS 80/59 THUNDER STORMS 75/54 THUNDER STORMS 71/57 RAIN 70/42 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Contributing WriterOne of the worlds largest restaurant chains is taking steps to improve living conditions for pregnant pigs in its pork supply facilities. McDonalds Corp. announced Wednesday that it will require its U.S. pork suppliers to submit plans to phase out individual stalls for the pigs by May, a decision supported by the Humane Society of the United States. There are alternatives that we think are better for the welfare of sows, said Dan Gorsky, senior vice president of McDonalds North America Supply Chain Management, in a statement. McDonalds wants to see the end of sow consupply chain. The decision came after years of talks between McDonalds and the Humane Society and from the fastfood chains analysis of how the stalls affect the animals, said Josh Balk, a spokesman for the Humane Society. Balk said sows spend a majorfoot metal cages, which give them little room to move around and are considered inhumane by animal rights groups. He said the use of gestation stalls by pork suppliers is banned in the European Union and in eight U.S. states, including Florida. Its cruel and inhumane to a cage so cramped she cant even turn around, he said. Balk said an alternative to gestation stalls would be to move pregnant sows to open pen houses. Pigs are built to move, and in order to have proper welfare they should at least be able to walk around and turn around and socialize with other pigs, he said. The pork industry does not see McDonalds decision in the same light as the Human Society. Dave Warner, a spokesman for the National Pork Producers Council, said moving sows from stalls to pens has its disadvantages. If you put 10 pregnant sows in a room or pen, they get mean, he said. They will attack each other and bite in places where, as a sow, you really wouldnt want to get bitten. Sows in open pens also pose a worker-safety issue, he added. Sam Kowalczyk, a 21-year-old nuclear engineering junior, said hes concerned with the issue of sanitation if sows are moved from individual stalls to group pens. Im all for McDonalds exercising their decision of where they get their food from, he said. As long as its safe. Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffHunter Nichols, a 20-year-old English sophomore, studies while he eats at the McDonalds at 201 NW 13th St. on Tuesday afternoon. McDonalds to address living conditions of pregnant pigs KELSEY GRENTZERAlligator Contributing WriterAfter winning $100,000 for childrens health last year, basketball coach Billy Donovan is back in the game. This year, Donovan will participate in ESlenge. He is vying to get enough online votes to raise money for the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation, which donates money to the expansion of Shands Hospital for Children at UF. He supported the same cause last year. Fred Demarest, UF assistant athletics director and spokesman, said the foundation remains an important charity to Donovan. Its a charity thats very close to his heart, Demarest said. The number of participating coaches jumped to 48 from last years 14. As of Tuesday, Donovan was in second place in the southern region, with 23 percent of the votes. Voters can pick one coach per region online at ESPNs website each continue until March 8. Each coach will earn $5,000 for his char ity of choice, and the winning coachs charity will receive $100,000. Last July, the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation used money from the competition to create a new pediatric emergency room at Shands at UF, said Linda Michalisin, a spokeswoman for the foundation. Coach Donovans support has been critical, she said.Donovan takes second shot at charity challenge, seeks votes online Donovan

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Beaty East residents who re-applied for housing were given prioritythe change until her housing sign-up date. I found out about the displacement because someone in told us what was going to happen, she said. Jennifer Todden, residence life coordinator for Beaty Towers and Jennings Hall, sent the email emy program. The Department of Housing and Residence Education held a Carolynn Komanski, assistant director of housing for administraFleeman said she enjoys Beatys central location and was upset when she found out about the changes. I was worried that because only one tower would be open there would not be enough rooms arrangements. I kind of wanted to stay in my same room because I like the ally change my plans that much Beaty West. Komanski said the Department of Housing and Residence East on Dec. 16. placement notices prior to room sign-up week. Residents of Beaty East who re-applied for campus housing lection. students with late application dates and students who sign contracts only for Fall 2012. The Department of Housing and Residence Education hasnt determined if Beaty East will gram and demand for student students for this new academic term. BEATY, from page 1, ALLIGATOR Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffStudents living in Beaty East will not be able to live there during the 2012-13 academic year. Instead, the building will house Innovation Academy students. ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff WriterThe Florida Senate recently rejected a bill that would allow some children of undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition, but hope for immigrants might not be lost. allow students who immigratin-state tuition, is scheduled for debate in the state legislature on Friday. The bill, SB106, would allow those students to pay resident tuition if they attend high school in Florida for three years, graduate from a Florida high school, register at a Florior citizenship. The bill, offered by Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, last year, only made it past the judiciary committee. Siplin brought it back this year in an educated in the Florida school assistant Lakeisha Hood. The issue is also close to Siplins heart, Hood said. Siplins wife emigrated from Haiti and attended school in Florida, but because she wasnt a citizen, she was forced to pay out-of-state tuition for college. low undocumented students to be considered Florida resithe measure wouldnt protect against deportation. where the student is enrolled. The afgoing to send up a Immigration and Customs Enforcement] that theyre undocumented, she said. Nichole Teixeira, assistant public relations director for the allowing more students the opportunity to get college degrees. Without the bill, most undocumented students, who dont qualify for state-funded to pay tuition. It sets them up for failure, she said.State Senate to discuss in-state tuition billCRIME BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterTwo women were charged with domestic battery Monday night. Laurie Bowlen, a 28-year-old claims adjuster, attacked her husband after she found him talking to another woman in a car, and employee, fought with her exhusband because he had her cellPolice Department arrest report. found her husband, Brent, talking to Jennifer Cruikshank, a friend, couples home. Brent got out, and the couple argued. Laurie suspected her husband with Cruikshank, and according to the report, Brent then grabbed his wife. He was concerned she would do something stupid, like attack Cruikshank. p.m. in response to a suspicious manded Brent let her go, but Laurie bit her husbands right arm before he could. She was arrested. Bowlen said she bit him so he would release her. The other instance of domestic Rebecca and Latroy McKenzy. lationship for 10 years and mar the last three months. arguing in Latroys apartment, and according to the report, Rebecca grabbed her ex-husbands ears and hair and hit him on the back to get her cellphone. Latroy then pushed her out of his apartment. blood behind Latroys left ear where his ex-wife had grabbed him, the report said. Laurie Bowlen and Rebecca McKenzy were both released Women charged with domestic battery SUSPECTS WERE STOPPED FOR HAVING A BLOCKED LICENSE PLATE. TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer 1.8 pounds of marijuana under a cars hood. mate, Louis K. Marks, 20, were charged with marijuana possession with intent to sell. They were both being held Deputy Victor Borrero stopped Masons white Jeep Mason stopped, Borrero could smell the marijuana, according to an arrest report. Borrero asked him about the smell, and Mason admitted he kept a small bag of marijuana under one of his seats. Borrero searched Mason and found a small scale for weighing drugs. When Borrero searched the car, he found a small it belonged to. Mine! Mason and Marks said at the same time, according to the arrest report. Monday night looking for quality weed and bought side engine compartment, according to the report. Inside, he found a white bag. Inside the white bag, he found two Ziploc bags containing a total of 1.8 pounds of marijuana. I found out about the displacement because ceived an email and told us what was going to happen.Christie FleemanSiplin

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator WriterUF Student Senate members cast votes Tuesday night for the upcoming Student Government elections, but they elected members of the Doctors Party and the Hogwarts Party. The senators tested the secure-location online voting system. They voted on members same way students will vote for Students Party and Unite Party candidates during the election days. On Feb. 21 and 22, students will cast their ballots and look them over. They will be allowed to make edits before submission. In the Fall 2011 elections, many students were location-based districts for their college addresses. The new ballot will give students three opportunilisted incorrectly. I was pleased with the changes, said Senate President Andy Mason after the meeting. The election codes require that the Supervisor of Elections ensure all ballot-counting equipment is tested the week prior to elections. After the senators cast their ballots, the results were printed and presented to the Senate. Given the changes the [election code revision] committee made, things went smoothly tonight, Mason said after the meeting. The Senate also passed a resolution against hazing in light of the recent UF fraternity hazing investigation.Student Senate tests online voting system PENN STATE TAKES TOP SPOT IN SECDOMINATED LIST. JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterSatire site College Humor ranked UF No. 2 on its list of the top 10 biggest slacker colleges in the U.S., It said students at the schools on the list maximize fun while minimizing effort. Pennsylvania State University topped the list. Virginia Tech came in at No. 3, followed by the University of Oklahoma and Auburn University. Educational consultant Steven Antonoff, who wrote The College Finder, a book containing more than 700 college-related lists, disapproves of the rankings. I dont know that there are ways to measure slacker-ness, he said. Antonoff likened the slacker list to the Princeton Reviews party school rankings. Southeastern Conference universities made the list. The popularity of football could be to blame for UFs ranking, said 21-year-old English junior Will Henry. I think this is such a big football and partying school, you kind of get the feeling that nobodys doing any work, he said. Blair Erich, a 21-year-old psychology senior, said UF students know how to balance work and play. Were winners, she said. Were always happy, always partying.UF ranked No. 2 in slacker-nessSenate president: Test went smoothly Given the changes the [election code revision] committee made, things went smoothly tonight.Andy MasonSenate president SG Elections Polls will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22. Polling locations are available online at www. ElectionsJohn McLaughlin / AlligatorStudent Government members test the secure-voting system in a mock election in the Reitz Union printing lab Tuesday night.

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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 EditorialWEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Do you enjoy swing dancing?87 TOTAL VOTES76% YES 24% NOTuesdays question: Did you enjoy the cooler weather? With tension between Israel and Iran so heated that must decide on a plan of action should combat sidering that Irans nuclear ambiIrans possession of nuclear greatest source of peace for the that one death, 100 deaths or 1 million deaths are acceptable As absurd as this notion sounds, this is how war is Abdul Zalikha is a biology and English junior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays. Tuition Tumult that would grant in-state tuition status to students In response, protesters gathered outside the senators ofthe bill because it allowed students attending high schools The students who attend school in Florida but whose What choice do the children of undocumented immiwe should be careful not to place all the blame on the par In spite of all of this, it is still not the fault of the children Abdul Zalikhaopinions@alligator.org

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8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffCaught the Love BugUSF marketing major Josh Charpie catches a Frisbee from his girlfriend on the Plaza of the Americas on Monday afternoon. Charpie came from Tampa to visit his girlfriend, Kelsey Albina, for Valentines Day. AlaLA CHUa A COUNTY ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterThe Alachua County Commission decided Tuesday to consider the costs of using other energy providers after learning that Gainesville Regional Utilitys biomass contract will increase the countys utility bill. Charlie Jackson, Alachua County facilities manager, said the biomass plant, which will burn wood to generate electricity, would cause the county utility bill to jump by about $200,000 a year starting in 2014. Utility bills currently amount to about $3 million, said Alachua County spokesman Mark Sexton. stance in support or opposition of Gainesvilles decision to sign a $3.1 billion biomass contract, he said. However, when the commission heard about the utility rate increase for its own buildings, it voted unanimously to have county staff look into the cost of other energy providers and research how much sur rounding counties pay for electricity. My motivation here is to be able to draw a conclusion personally that our rates really are higher, lower or the same than others, Commissioner Paula DeLaney said. Commissioner Lee Pinkoson analyzed electricity costs in other counties and asked if it was possible to switch energy providers. Other energy companies under consider ation such as Progress Energy, which provides most of the electricity to UF, and Clay Electric Co-op may cost less, he said. Commissioner Susan Baird said the county should examine other ways to generate electricity in an effort to keep utility rates low for residents and prospective business owners who want to come to Gainesville. Business utility bills are going to go up If you see high utility costs, you arent going to want to come here. While Interim County Manager Rick Drummond said he understood the commissions concern for increased utility rates among residents and businesses in the county, he said the cost analysis will focus on impacts to the county government and its utility bills. We are really honing in on impact to Alachua County government as opposed to doing an analysis on the impact on economic opportunity in Alachua County as a whole, Drummond said. Six county residents stood at the meeting and spoke against the biomass plan, including City Commission at-large 1 candidate Nathan Skop, who built his part of his campaign around opposition to the biomass contract. Gainesville resident Paula Stamer said she appreciated that the County Commission discussed the contract and allowed public comment. Citizens in Gainesville have had absolutely no success in getting the city to discuss this issue, Stamer said. Thank you for letting us talk.Commission may leave GRU due to increasing costs RACHEL CROSBYAlligator Contributing WriterNew digital baseball and softball scoreboards will be up and running for both teams opening games this week. The boards have video capability and will replace the ones served the stadium for the last 10 years. They have undergone testing and will be fully operational for softballs opening game tonight and baseballs on Friday. Chip Howard, senior associate athletics director, said the old boards were obsolete. We couldnt even buy replacement parts for them, Howard said. The new boards are completely digital and will broadcast color headshots, highlight clips and commer cials. The softball boards went up between Jan. 16 and 20, and the baseball boards from Jan. 20 to 27. The total cost for the boards was $700,000, which came from a $15 million University Athletic Association bond used for renovating various athletic facilities.New softball, baseball scoreboards to debut We couldnt even buy replacement parts for them.Chip Howardsenior associate athletics director ABOUT 50 OFFICIALS WERE HONORED. ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterEd Baileys gold-plated Alachua County Fire Rescue badge sat over his heart and gleamed under the lights of the meeting room at the Alachua County Administration building downtown. Bailey, chief of ACFR, and the Alachua County Commission honored about 50 law enforcement, public safeday morning for their work during the Interstate 75 accidents on Jan. 29. The wrecks claimed 11 lives and sent 21 to the hospital. Bailey said the wrecks were the worst he had ever seen in his 36 years in public safety. Some in the room were law enforceresponded to the accident scene. That ics were blinded by the smoke from a victims screams. Others were dispatchers who advised frantic callers while trying to process what was happening on the other end of the line. Its one thing to go on a call and respond to emergencies like a vehicle accident or a heart attack, Bailey said. But it is another to go to an incident where nature is working against you. Combined Communications Center dispatchers were lifelines that night, he said.Responders honored for work during I-75 accidentslL OCal AL DAVID A. MURPHYAlligator Contributing Writer rely on the kindness of strangers. WUFT-FM does it with wine. UFs 89.1 WUFT-FM will host its 23rd annual A Celebration of Wine event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Sue Wagner, special events coordinator for WUFT-FM, said the event is an important fundraiser for the station. Weve raised over $300,000 for the life of the event, she said. Its also provided awareness to the community. Wagner said the fundraising event was Last year, the event raised $36,667 for the station. Donors provide more than 1,000 types of wine for attendees to bid on or sample, said Kathy Bare, senior accountant for the multimedia department of the College of Journalism and Communications. Attendees can also bid in the silent auction for prizes including wine, jewelry, pottery and art, all of which are donated for the event. Tickets cost $55 in advance and $60 at the door. Tickets are available online at wuft.org/ wine. WUFT-FM 89.1 airs 24 hours a day in 19 counties in North Central and mid-Florida. Unlike commercial radio, public radio relies on fundraisers, pledge drives and special events to raise money. Bare, a supporter of public radio, said she has attended about a dozen A Celebration of Wine fundraisers. She said the event is important because other funding for the station has decreased with the economic downturn. Although WUFT-FM has some staunch supporters and the fundraisers have been successful, Bare said, she still has one wish. I would like to see more people realize the value of public broadcast.Station to host wine-centric fundraiser I would like to see more people realize the value of public broadcast.Kathy Baresenior accountant for the multimedia department of the College of Journalism and CommunicationsDeLaney

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HOTDOGGERS SERVE AS BRAND AMBASSADORS ACROSS COUNTRY. JAVIER EDWARDSAlligator Contributing WriterUF seniors will have one more oppor tunity this year to become Oscar Mayer Hotdoggers and travel the country in a 27-foot-long hot dog. Two Oscar Mayer brand ambassadors, or Hotdoggers, will host an information session at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Career Resource Center conference room. ers naming the new location will be posted in the Career Resource Center. All majors are welcome, but only seniors may apply for the position. Hotdoggers represent Oscar Mayer by traveling through the U.S. 365 days a year hosting festivals, parades and charity events. The application deadline for the electronic application was Feb. 1, but UF seniors who missed it can submit their applications and schedule an interview for Friday, said Hotdogger Traci Johnson, aka Tailgatin Traci. Johnson said students submitting applications should bring a resume and cover letter. more about the job are also welcome to attend the session. The reason were on this campus is because we know that this is an awesome college, Johnson said. We have had many Hotdoggers in the past who have gone to University of Florida, so we know that there are great candidates on campus, and were hoping that they will come out and apply. Competition to become a Hotdogger is steep. Only 12 candidates across the country are selected each year. Johnson, a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin, said the experience she is gaining from being a Hotdogger is invaluable. It has opened up a lot of doors for me in the job market already, she said. Even though I graduated with a degree in journalism, I am now completely media-trained. Hotdogger Beefy Brian Keefe said students should bring personality and big smiles if they are looking to land an interview. It doesnt matter what major you are, he said, as long as you have a bubbly personality and enjoy interacting with people. This is huge for your resume, Keefe said. Youre looking at a chance to drive around in one of the worlds most iconic vehicles. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 Javier Edwards / AlligatorOscar Mayer Hotdoggers Brian Keefe, aka Beefy Brian, and Traci Johnson, aka Tailgatin Traci, Gator chomp in front of the Weinermobile. Seniors have last chance to be Hotdoggers for Oscar MayerLOCa AL BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterGainesvilles mayor is working to promote the president and keep Republicans in check. Mayor Craig Lowe announced Tuesday he joined the Obama For America Truth Team, a group formed to remind voters of the presidents achievements during his term and hold presidential opponents accountable. The group will spread President Obamas campaign message through speeches, campaigns and rallies. Groups will fact-check opponents statements and post the results on several websites. The team has set up attackwatch. com and keepinggophonest.com. Both will work to correct Republican candidates if they make false claims about the president or his campaign. AttackWatch was formed so viewers can get the facts you against false attacks on the president and his record, according to the website. KeepingGOPHonest researches the Republican candidates and their stances on issues, including equal rights, the economy and health reform. The groups third website, keepinghisword.com, was created to show initiatives Obama has passed Lowe said he will tour North Florida to promote Obamas accomplishments. He said he could have the most impact on that area since it is his home. Lowe said he joined the group because he believes in the presidents message and believes he has I will be pointing out the truth, Lowe said. And the truth is that this president should be re-elected.Mayor joins team to promote Obamas accomplishmentsLLowe

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 11 Shawn Janetzke / Alligator Staff SG FALL PLATFORM REVIEW Alligator staff evaluated last semesters platforms from the Students Party and the Unite Party. Both participated in the Fall 2011 elections, which were held in September. Platforms are intended to be yearlong efforts, according to Students Party assistant leader and Sen. Carly Wilson and Unite Party spokeswoman and Sen. Christina Bonarrigo. Three Students Party senators and 46 Unite Party senators were elected, and one indepentreasurer -are only voted on in the spring elections.* Indicates points on or similar to points on the partys Spring 2011 elections platformNo changes from the fall tuition increases.**Make SG positions merit-based Reduce student funding waste*Provide students with detailed assessment of student fee breakdowns More water fountains on campus More electrical outlets in the libraries Expand food options on campus Make book prices more visible on ISIS Work to lower tuition costs for externships Add bus route GPS maps to residence halls and major bus stops violations Partner with tow companies to prmote safe nightlife Increase lighting on campus*First-aid kits in buildings Increase number of recycling bins on campus*Add sustainable exercise equipment Add sustainable printing and copyingSome changes/progress madeFight to protect Bright Futures and *Make SG more transparent Increase parking on campus Increase SNAP availability*Increase ease of tuition payments by adding VISA as a payment Platform points completedExtend library hours*Students Party Fall platform (3 senators elected) Students Party information from Carly Wilson and Ford Dwyer* indicates points on or similar to points on the partys Spring 2011 elections platformNo changes from the fall-N/ASome changes/progress madeInstall hand sanitizers in all residence halls Increase number of water fountains locations Increase the number of SNAP vehicles and pickup locations*Add campus directories in Install speakers for music at outdoor recreational facilities Build awnings at more bus stops on and off campus Work with faculty to make all classes online-submission basedPlatform points completedCreate a 24-hour library on campus Expand bicycle signage and awareness Expand scooter parking locations throughout campusUnite Party Fall platform (46 senators elected) Students Party information from Carly Wilson and Ford Dwyer Unite Party information from Christina Bonarrigo* Indicates points on or similar to points on the partys Spring 2011 elections platform

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ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator Writerly see the fruits of its labor in the form of a renovated community center. On Monday, renovations began at the Southwest Gainesville Advocacy Group Resource Center, a community center that has been in the works for two years. The 3,100-square-foot center will serve as a meeting place for families and an after-school facility for children and teenagers. The center will open its doors in mid-April. The Alachua County Commission gave the group $225,000 to purchase two buildings, one of which will serve as the resource center, Commissioner Susan Baird said. The group hopes to turn the second building into a public health clinic, but it needs more funding. Visitors use learning materials, family planning resources and health services, among other resources. The site will have a playground, a meeting room, two play areas and a kitchen, said Dorothy Benson, chairwoman of the Southwest Gainesville Advocacy Group. Southwest Gainesville, between Tower Road and Interstate 75, had one of the highest densities of crime in Alachua County in 2009, according to data compiled by the Alachua County Sheriffs When residents who lived along Tower Road learned about this data, they formed the group to help strengthen and empower families in the area, Benson said. I remember hearing mothers in the area talk about how they didnt want their children to play outside because it was unsafe, Benson said. Thats unacceptable. 12, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012Brett Le Blanc/Alligator StaffMotorcycle AccidentThe remains of a wrecked Kawasaki motorcycle sit on the sidewalk in front of the Pi Kappa Alpha house Tuesday afternoon. Police said rain and delayed reaction caused the rider to hit the back of a car. MATT BOLESAlligator Contributing WriterUF engineering students will showcase their talents with the 61st annual E-Week. Each day through Feb. 27 will feature at least one event, according to the E-Week website. James OConnell, executive director of E-Week and a 19-year-old environmental engineering sophomore, said nonengineering students are invited to the events, all of which are free. He expects about 2,250 people to attend. Freshman Leadership Engineering Council will host a Wii tournament in the New Physics Building at 7 p.m. today, Week 2012. The largest event is E-Fair, which will be held Tuesday and Thursday in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. It will offer interactive booths and feature engineering exhibits such as a uid nitrogen-chilled ice cream. Every kid wants to be an tist, said Michael Andrews, Benton Engineering Council President and 22-year-old mechanical and aerospace engineering senior. The Field Day Extravaganza will run Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the North Lawn. He said all of UFs 35 engineering organizations are par ticipating. UF Student Government provides about $14,000 for the week, and the overall event costs about $16,000, he said.Engineering students THE PAIR HIT LOCAL WALMARTS. TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterGainesville Police arrested a drug dealer and a buyer Monday for stealing about $3,200 in electronics from local Walmarts in the past two weeks. Charlie V. Davis, 36, and Derrell T. Hagans, 33, were each charged with three counts of grand theft and three counts of dealing in stolen property. They lifted six ereaders, two netbooks and three cellphones, according to GPD. Hagans wanted to buy crack cocaine from Davis, but he did not have enough money. He planned to trade the stolen electronics with Davis, who told police he only served as a lookout. Around 8 a.m. on Jan. 26, Davis and Hagans entered the Walmart Supercenter off Waldo Road, opened an unlocked glass display and stuffed six Kindles under their clothes. When security guards noticed the missing merchandise, they watched the security tape and saw Davis and Hagans steal the e-readers, which cost $1,049 altogether, according to police. The same security guards got a chance to see the thieves in person that day. Davis and Hagans appeared at Walmart again at about 7:30 a.m. Monday. The guards detained them before calling the police. Davis and Hagans remained at Alachua County Jail on Tuesday evening, held on bails of $30,000 and $40,000 respectively. Between trips to the Supercenter off Waldo Road, Davis and Hagans hit the Walmart at 2649 NW 13th St. twice, according to police. HP Pavilion netbooks. Davis put one in his backpack, and Hagans put one in a pants pocket. Davis said he drove Hagans to the Walmart Supercenter on Jan. 26 but didnt steal any of the Kindles. Hagans told investigators he and Davis each stole three e-readers. After they left the store, Davis said, Hagans gave him a pair of Kindles in exchange for $100 worth of crack cocaine. The pair made similar trades after the other two burglaries, in which Davis received a netbook, a cellphone and $40. Hagans told investigators he sold all of the Kindles for $50-$100 each, and the other netbook sold for $150. SARAH LOFTUSAlligator Contributing WriterFor the Saucermans, every day is Valentines Day. Alvera Saucerman, 79, and Jim Saucer man, 80, spent Tuesday at the Valentines Day Sweetheart Dance at the Senior Recreation Center. Going to dances isnt unusual for the couple, who have been married for 60 years and met each other in elementary school. They go to every dance hosted by the Swing and Sway Dance Club, which organized Tuesdays dance, Alvera said. When the couple met, Jim was in third grade. Alvera was in second. You tell the story of how we met, Alvera said to her husband. Youre better at it. worked there to tell her he had a new girlfriend, he said. They became friends, started dating before high school and were married. She was 19, and he was 20. Were just really grateful to be together and in good health, she said. whole time, she said, but Alveras feet were hurting. After two dances, the couple walked out of the dance room and sat on a sofa together. Both worked in education their entire lives, so they were never rich. But they said that didnt stop them from pursuing their mutual passion for travel. Ten years ago, the Saucermans went bungee jumping in Queenstown, New Zealand. He held her hand, and they laughed as they recalled their bungee jumping adventure. I thought they wouldnt let us do it because of our age, she said. I was getting ready to protest, but then the woman said, Boy, do I have a deal for you. the room as some of the men spun their ladies around to Frank Sinatra songs. The neatest thing about it is that people in wheelchairs and walkers throw them away and dance, said Otto Johnson, president of the Swing and Sway Dance Club. Were just really grateful to be together and in good health.Alvera Saucermanswing dancerBaird

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. Search Smarter. Not Harder. ApartmentsInGainesville.com4-25-72-1 Student friendly 2/2s and 4/4s 42 TV in EVERY apt Text GP to 47464 for more info! 4-25-72-1 All-inclusive private suites ***4/4s @ $399*** Sign & Receive a $100 Gift Card!!! Free 42 Flat-Screen TV!!! 2 pools, 2 bus routes, tons of amenities LexingtonCrossingUF.com Call today! 373.9009 4-25-11-72-1 **ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY** Almost Full for Fall! 2BR/2BA w/Roommate Matching Available Direct Bus Route to Campus! www.EnclaveUf.com 376.0696 4-25-11-72-1 Gainesville Place Apts 4 BUS ROUTES TO UF! 4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive ONLY $459 per person! (352) 271-3131 -GainesvillePlace.com 4-25-72-1 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalkapt.com 352-337-9098 4-25-72-1 3/3s-ROOMATE MATCHING $424/person Call Today! 352-335-7656 4-25-12-65-1 Need 4 students for 4 bedroom, 4 bath, fully furnished Condo $350 per month per student, includes utilities at Univ Terrace West 3800 SW 20th Ave 352-586-6468. Requires 1 year lease starting Aug 15th. 2-23-12-12-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today!QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $375. 2br $425 372-6881, 213-3901 4-25-12-72-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-25-12-72-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood flrs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-25-12-72-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-12-12-171-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. FULLY RENOVATEDDELUXE 3BR/BR Apartment Homes Internet, Pest Control, & Refuse Included Only $1149! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 4-25-11-72-2 1/1 s Starting at $489 Water and Sewer Incl. 352-376-1248 4-25-11-72-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4s Only $459 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 4-25-72-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 4-25-11-72-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-25-12-72-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 1BRs $425-495 2BR/1.5BA, W/D $580 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-25-11-72-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 4-25-12-72-2 SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD Plasma TV for new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 4-25-12-72-2 Gatornest 300 NW 18 ST $550 1BR/1BA 3 blocks to UF Gatorside 1600 NW4 AVE $450 1BR/1BA 4 blocks to UF Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA Bike to UF No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 2-28-12-36-2 SUN KEY~SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 999~1001 SW 16th Ave. Close to UF, Shands & Vet School 2bed/1bath Sun Key units starting at $550 2bed/1.5bath Sun Harbor Townhouse starting at $575 Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041 / 352.376.6720 4-25-11-80-2 SUN BAY APARTMENTS 708 SW 16th Ave. 2BR/1BA close to UF, Shands, Vet School Units starting at $550!! Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.6720 / 352.376.7041 4-25-11-79-2 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable rates. 239-300-1294 2-29-12-35-2 SERENOLA PINESOff SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $515, 2BR $595 352-335-0420 2-15-12-20-2 GREAT VALUE WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $445, 2 BR $545. 352-335-0420 2-1512-20-2-2 VETERANS and SECTION 8 Oakridge Apts 1120 NW 45th Ave. Openings for Vets who qualify under Section 8 Program. 2/1 $550. Pool, RTS, on-site laundry 372-3783 2-15-12-20-2 Avail Aug 1st. 4BR/2BA house. Very private backyard, btw UF & Santa Fe. W/D provided, pets OK, tile throughout. 1330 NW 39th St. Call 352-339-2342. $1200/mo. More info & pictures: gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-17-12-24-2 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 2-29-12-25-2 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 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 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 A Short Walk to Shands and UF Campus! 1/1 for rent in a 4/4. Available Aug 1. Oxford Terrace Condo. $500/mo. Free cable!Furnished living room and kitchen. Upperclassman or grad.student preferred. 904-955-0678 lv msg / avfetner@ufl.edu 2-16-5-2 ***5 Bedroom House*** Walk to class! Wood Floors. Lots of Parking. Lease begins August 10th. Please contact John @ 561-866-8234 for more info. 2-17-5-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 2-20-11-35-2 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrillmanagement.com 2BR2BA Condo in Turkey Creek Carpet, Dishwasher, Laundry Hkups, Close to Alachua & Gainesville 11426 NW 67th Terrace $800/Mo 2BR 1BA Garage Apt in Duckpond Area Wood Floors, Laundry, Central H & Air 726 NE 4th Street $800 /Mo 2BR 1BA Apt 1 BLK to UF, Carpet, Central H & Air, Carpet Laundry., Inclds Wtr and Swg. $800/Mo Can reserve for Summer or Fall now. Grad II 1236 SW 4th Avenue 2BR 1BA Apt Robert Obrien Apts Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht Near Sams Club/Walmart $500/Mo 2901 NW 14th Street 2BR 1BA House in Oaks of Kanapaha 4845 SW 57th Drive $725/Mo Carpet, Central H & Air, Laundry hkups Off Archer Rd. Effeciency across from UF Stadium 2 Rooms, no kitchen, just Frig and sink shared bathroom. Most people bring in a hotplate or microwave $295/Mo 2-17-12-4-2 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

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ALLIGATOR Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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 SWM looking for roommate to share 2 story condo. Unfurnished 250 sft bedroom/prvt bath with access to furnished kitchen/living room. Located on Tower Rd 4 blocks S of Newberry Rd Emsil: eleeng075@netscape.net 2-28-1210-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-25-72-5 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. 4-25-12-72-6ESTATE SALE 6pc BR, 10pc dr, 6pc off, 5pc dinette, couch, 8pc wicker, silver/china/art, decor items, can deliver. 4203 NW 69th St., 2/16-2/20. 7a-7p. 2-20-11-5-6 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 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-25-11-99-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2573-11 4-25-12-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-25-12-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 2-27-35-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-25-72-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 4-25-1272-12I Buy Cars & Trucks Call Anytime 352-443-11003-13-12-20-12 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 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 $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-25-72-13UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-25-72-13

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Getting back to OmahaWith Gators baseball set to open the season Friday, will the Vote online at alligatorSports. org.Coach Tim Walton said the Gators battled JU at 5 p.m. today in the home opener. See story, page 19. AP PhotoFlorida center Patric Young led all scorers with 19 points in UFs 61-52 win against Alabama on Tuesday. He said his ankle injury is still not 100 percent. GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writer At halftime of Tuesdays matchup with Alabama, Florida looked like it might not be able to break free of its funk. UF was mired in a 26-26 tie after shooting just third consecutive loss looked like a distinct possibility. But, once the buzzer sounded to start the second half, the Gators took off. No. 14 Florida (20-6, 8-3 Southeastern Confer pulling away from Alabama (16-9, 5-6 SEC) en route to a 61-52 win Tuesday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Patric Young played a key role in the spurt, scoring eight of his game-high 19 points on three dunks and a layup. I told him after the game this is a by-product of how hard he has worked the last two days in practice, coach Billy Donovan said. He has been phenomenal. Just his effort, his energy, pushing through things. He really gave us a huge lift. Young and fellow frontcourt starters Brad Beal and Erik Murphy combined for 47 of the Gators 61 points by exploiting favorable matchups against a depleted Alabama frontline. The Crimson Tide was without JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell the teams top two scorers and rebounders after both received inDespite a foot injury, Young connected on 9 of 12 shots while playing just 22 minutes due to foul trouble. Im not completely at 100 percent, but Id say [Tuesday] was the best Ive felt in a while, Young said. Murphy and Beal each added 14 points, with Murphy hitting 4 of 8 shots from beyond the arc. The duo also made an impact on the defensive end, where Beal had two steals and two blocks while Murphy had four steals and one block. Those efforts were just part of a dominating UF defense that helped spark the second-half run by switching to a suffocating zone. The Crimson Tide entered the contest 342nd in the nation in 3-point shooting at 27.3 percent, and those struggles continued Tuesday. Alabama was never able to shoot Florida out of the zone, hitting only 4 of 16 shots from beyond the arc. The Gators also forced 18 turnovers, a numgoals. Florida converted those takeaways into 24 points. The zone in the second half helped us, Donovan said. The zone was effective for us defensively. Although the focus was on the frontcourt, point guard Erving Walker became Floridas alltime assist leader in the win. His seven assists brought his career total to 505, passing Ronnie Montgomerys mark of 503, which had stood since 1988. Its quite an accomplishment for him, Donovan said. For a guy 5-foot-8, hes had a heck of a career. their offense in the game, hitting a combined 3 of 14 shots, including 1 of 10 from beyond the arc. It was also a poor offensive night for Floridas bench, which failed to register a point as Will Yeguete and Mike Rosario sat out with injuries. Thankfully for the Gators, Young and the rest of the frontcourt were there to pick up the slack and put an end to Floridas two-game slide. I was proud of our guys resiliency, Donovan said. I think the adversity that we went through, Im really hoping that it can make us better. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org.UF ends two-game skid at BamaThe Gators only have two games left to play in the OConnell Center. March, the month synonymous with the NCAA Tournament, is two weeks away. Time is running out on this season, but that hasnt stopped coach Billy Donovans search for tougher, more resilient basketball players. Im not pleased, Donovan said a season sweep of UF. These guys are great guys, but we havent been hardened enough. We need to practice better. We need to be more on edge. We need to take everything to a different level. After being pushed around and outplayed in a pair of losses last postgame press conference on a time he barely had to look for a mentally strong and focused team. He invoked the names of past Gators, winners of multiple national championships. Joakim Noah, Al Horford and those guys werent hardened, either, Donovan said. But there is a mentality and an understanding of what really goes into a preparation to really go out there and win. Donovan said his current crop of players need to experience the adversity of mounting injuries or the indignity of blowout losses. There are certain teams that you sit there and you look back and say, You know what? They had to kind of go through it, he said. If so, Donovan should have seen a change months ago. The Gators have been through their fair share of adversity already. Before conference play began, tight road losses at Ohio State and Syracuse should have shown them how national championship-caliber teams crash the boards and create turnovers. At Rutgers, the Gators learned the pain of an overtime loss. Injuries to forward Erik Murphy and Patric Young forced Florida to play eight games without its regular The only hardship seemingly left for the Gators to experience occurred when forward Will Yeguete UFs leader in steals and rebounding per centage, according to Kenpom.com suffered his second concussion of the season against the Volunteers. You can play really, really hard and really, really well and be under manned and still fall short, and you walk off the court disappointed and get better, Donovan said. As UFs primary energy player off the bench, Yeguete was sorely again in a win Tuesday at Alabama. At 6-foot-7, hes undersized and not much of a shot blocker, but hes also the key to the Gators press and a magician at engineering steals. Without him in the lineup, UF is ovans hardened billing. A void has been created for someone like Murphy, Young, Casey Prather or Scottie Wilbekin to match Yeguetes impact down the stretch. the regular season, the window is closing fast. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org.Florida running out of time, opportunities to toughen upGators used big second-half run to pull awayTHE BOOTHE REVIEW John BBoothetwitter: @jjboothe Poll ResultsWhere will Florida basketball stand at the conclusion of 68% 4-6 seed 20% 1-3 seed 7% 7-12 seed 5% NITIT 56 total votes

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JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Writer Amanda OLeary doesnt mind going with the hot hand. As No. 3 Florida prepares to take on Jacksonville tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Donald R. Dizney Stadium, the Gators coach has something she did not have last season: two viable starting options in net. As a freshman, Cara Canington started every game for Florida, while fellow freshman Mikey Meagher saw just more than 83 minutes of action. Last season, Meagher took control of the starting job for the entirety of the season after Canington suffered fall. Canington said that over the course of lowed her to perform at a higher level than prior to the 2011 season. Mentally and physically, an injury is always tough to come back from, Canington said. This year, being 100 percent now and coming back, it feels good and Im ready to go. It was evident to OLeary from the start of fall practice that Canington was eager to earn more playing time her junior season. for being that backup, OLeary said. Canington said she focused on improving her hand speed in the offseason by juggling and throwing the ball against a wall repeatedly and catching it. the Gators exhibition against England and regular-season opener, an 11-9 loss to North Carolina, while Canington was in net for the second half of each game. Both goalkeepers allowed a goal against England, with Meagher saving four shots and Canington recording six saves. In the UNC game, the Tar Heels scored four goals in the last eight minutes of the replaced by Canington, who allowed four OLeary said she was already planning on playing both goalkeepers, but added it is an advantage to have one who can step in when the other is having a sub-par day. OLeary said. To be able to look at whomever isnt starting and know they can go in and perform eases a lot off of our minds. While she has not started a game this season, Canington said which half she plays does not make a difference to her. You try to keep the same mental edge, Canington said. Whether you come in the Meagher said her relationship with Canington has made it an easy adjustment to go from getting the bulk of the workload last year to being in a constant battle for playing time. were there to support each other for anything, Meagher said. With both junior goalies completely healthy, OLeary said she has no reservations playing either at any time. Their per formance has been equal in practice and the starter will be determined on a game-bygame basis. Now we have two great options; two options I feel really comfortable with, OLeary said. Well allow them to compete each and every day for that starting position. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 19Alligator File PhotoFlorida starting pitcher Hannah Rogers said her arm didnt suffer the Alligator File Photo JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer By Sunday night, the Gators mental stamina matched the recent Gainesville weather: below average. After a long weekend, coach Tim Walton has to get his team back up to 100 percent for its home opener against Jacksonville today at 5 p.m. Inn Tampa North Tournament last weekend, winning every one. However, playing back-to-back games on both Saturday and Sunday took its toll on Waltons squad. I dont know if I had them motivated and focused to be honest, Walton said Sunday. It was really cold and a long day. We were out here for almost seven-and-a-half hours. [It] was really longer than it is probably supposed to be on the last game of the weekend. Sunday was an unusually long day for the Gators because the weather wasnt very accommodating Friday night. Florida was scheduled to face Long Island and incessant rain. The Gators, who were just one run and one the season, had to return to the stadium Saturday With a double-header scheduled Saturday evening, Florida had to re-schedule its matchup with FGCU for Sunday. With the rain the other night, and three games (Saturday), I think we were not so much fatigued but a little mentally exhausted, Walton said. Heading into Sunday already worn from a long weekend, the Gators faced their toughest test of the tournament at USF. nents, it needed eight innings and two pitchers just to squeak out a 3-2 victory against the Bulls. Sophomore Hannah Rogers came in for freshman Lauren Haeger in the sixth inning, knowing she would return to the circle soon after to face the Eagles. But Rogers wasnt too worried about the physical aspect of pitching nine-plus innings in one day. My arm never really gets tired, Rogers said. My legs get tired sometimes, but we have a really good trainer and he makes sure that were always heating or icing or stretching our arms. Thats probably why I dont have too many arm problems. However, Rogers could not mentally prepared for the last game after just having pitched and weathered the dipping temperatures. She said she had to motivate herself to go out and convince herself it was like pitching in any other game. This Wednesday, the Gators will play host to the Dolphins on two days rest. Haeger, who startalready felt the impact of the long weekend but said she looks to become accustomed to the hectic schedule as the year progresses. It was tiring, Haeger said. Five games is a lot of games, but it doesnt compare to what were going to get into. It was a I think it will get better.UF pushing through mental fatigue Canington, Meagher battling for time in goal for No. 3 Florida Were friends on and off the each other for anything.UF plays Jacksonville tonightWalton

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HE IS BATTLING KISH, GIBSON AND MAGLIOZZI FOR THE SPOT. TOM GREENAlligator Staff Writer Jonathon Crawford is ready to be a starting pitcher again. After seldom being used out of the bullpen as a freshman, Crawford, a starting pitcher before signing with Florida, feels he has matured enough to take the next step and contribute in a role No. 1 midweek starter. The only problem is the three fellow underclassmen standing in his way. With the season set to begin Friday, Crawford and fellow sophomores Keenan Kish, a righty, and Daniel Gibson, a southpaw, along with freshman right-hander Johnny Magliozzi are all vying for the Gators midweek job. Its really tight youve got Johnny and us three sophomores, Crawford said. Its really up for grabs for anybody. Although the competition is open, Crawford and Magliozzi appear to have the edge as the season approaches. Each tossed at least three innings in Floridas intrasquad scrimmage at McKethan Stadium on Sunday, and each made his case for the starting job. frames of the afternoon and surrendered three runs on three hits while striking out four and allowing four other batters to reach base. Magliozzi tossed 3.1 innings and struck out one and walked two. While both labored at times, the unthey can bring to the midweek rotation for a Florida team that went 7-7 in regular-season midweek games and saw its starting pitchers go just 6-4 in those matchups. At one point Sunday, Crawford struck out junior catcher Mike Zunino, making the reigning Southeastern Conference Player of the Year whiff at a pitch below his knees. Zunino walked back toward the dugout and looked up at Crawford while shaking his head with a smirk of disbelief. Just throw that for a strike every time, Zunino said. That was like 84 (mph) breaking two feet. The outing showed progress for Crawford, who saw the fewest innings of any of the pitchers in Floridas bullgames and pitched a total of 3.2 frames with a 4.91 ERA as a freshman. In the offseason, however, he worked on dropping his arm slot and now gets more late movement on his fastball and mound, too. Ive made a huge improvement from last year, Crawford said. This year, I throw a lot more strikes and dont walk people. While Crawford has adjusted his mechanics and feels more comfortable on the mound, teammates have been impressed with Magliozzi in the short time the 20-year-old freshman has been on campus, and not just because of his reliable changeup and low-90s fastball. Hudson Randall, who will take the mound for Floridas season opener Friday, said he has really been impressed by Magliozzis maturity on the rubber. However, coach Kevin OSullivan hasnt tipped his hand just yet as to which underclassman will take on the role, saying the team needs to nail down that position, as well as the middle relief slots. Theyre competitive, left-handed pitcher Brian Johnson said. They all know that there are spots open and having a spot doesnt mean youre guaranteed that spot every day. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator. org. 20, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffGators sophomore pitcher Jonathan Crawford is in competition for the midweek starters role. He threw just 3.2 innings as a freshman last year. KATIE AGOSTIN Alligator Writer Junior Mia Piccio started the second day of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge on Tuesholes, she moved up to sixth. round with seven bogeys, a double bogey and one birdie for a 79 (+8) which caused her to jump from sixth to 35th. Evan Jensen, a senior who entered the tournament as Floridas No. 4 player, currently leads the Gators after she carded a 75 (+4). Although this wasnt the greatest round for Jensen, the 72 (+1) she shot on Monday helps balance it out. She is currently tied for 14th. Although Piccio and Jensen scored higher Tuesday than they did on Monday, freshman Camilla Hedberg had a better performance in the second pushed her up 16 spots from tied for 35th to tied for 19th. Evan and Camilla really grinded hard [Tuesday] and played solid golf, coach Jan Dowling said Despite Hedbergs improvement Tuesday, the team continued to drop. The Gators went from tied for eighth to 12th by shooting a 308 (+24), six strokes more than Mondays round. It was a pretty frustrating day for us, Dowling said. But we have a fresh start tomorrow, and were capable of a lot better. UCLA remains at the top of the leaderboard with a two day total of 570 (+2). This puts them 18 strokes ahead of second-place Southern Cal and 40 strokes ahead of Florida. Andrea Watts and Isabelle Lendl both continued to have a hard time on the course shooting an 82 (+11) and an 89 (+18). reach for Florida, Piccio, Jensen and Hedberg will be counting on Watts or Lendl to break 80 in the Piccio falters as Gators continue to struggle WOMENS GOLFCrawford in running for midweek role Its really up for grabs for anybody.Jonathon CrawfordUF pitcherPiccio