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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 102 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida The Shands at UF facility will treat disorders in Whose team are you rooting for this season? Read about "The Voice" and its all-star judges on page 12. 82 /59 FORECAST 2 the AVENUE 8 SPORTS 17 Rachel Crosby / Alligator TYLER JETT SEE NORTH, PAGE 4 JULIA GLUM SEE WEIGHT, PAGE 4Student found in for about six hours

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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 102 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?Florida Alternative Breaks Meet and Greet Today, 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 as well as any questions about the organization. Learn how to apply for trips as there are still spots available for Spring Break 2012. A Responsibility to Protect the World Do You Have R2P? Today, 6 p.m. Reitz Union, fourth floor, Matthews Suite A panel of professionals will discuss if and why the U.S. and its citizens have a responsibility to protect others around the world from humanitarian crises. The panel will include UF political science professor Lynn Leverty and Don Kraus, the CEO of Citizens for Global Solutions, an advocacy nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. Visit facebook.com/ FLGlobalSolutions for more information on the featured speakers. A few blocks over, a world apart Today, 6:30 p.m. La Casita, 1504 W University Ave. Hear the stories of migrant farm workers and poverty 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. Florida Alternative Breaks Online Auction 10 a.m. Traditional services 1 p.m. Shabbat Lunch. Lunch is $10 per 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. Today through Wednesday at midnight. FAB will hold 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, TutoringZone and more. For more information on the auctions or our service trips, send an email to flor idaalternativebreaks@gmail. com. Shabbatwith 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 per person (free for students) and reser vations are required for community members. 10 p.m. Lecture on EcoKashrut and what Judaism says about treating vulner able populations. For all reservations please call UF Hillel at 352-372-2900. Shabbat with Rabbi Telushkin Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave.PARTLY CLOUDY 82/59 RAIN 76/56 THUNDER STORMS 77/59 RAIN 69/40 PARTLY CLOUDY 69/49 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterThe City of Gainesville, a for mer Gainesville Police chief and women, some of whom were naHenson, a Gainesville resident in seven people who were identiThe complaint states that Roused the Driver and Vehicle Inher apartment in a patrol car while in uniform and on duty, excess of $15,000, which includes The complaint states the city and former police chief, Norman Botsford, should have foreseen CRIME BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterAn Ocala man was tackEarl Peterson, 53, also known The report said Peterson was Shawn Barnes asked for Peter Peterson went for the cocaine Barnes tackled Peterson a second time, and Peterson southeast even Once the ofBarnes tased Peterson three said there were 10 police cars and police left Petersons pack of er on the hood of a car parked While Peterson was searched, in his left jacket pocket, accordPeterson is currently on proPeterson

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CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Contributing WriterA Gainesville-based womens roller derby league will be able to compete nationally now that it has been picked to join a national skating apprenticeship program. The Gainesville Roller Rebels was one of 13 leagues accepted into the Womens Flat Track Derby Associations Apprentice Membership Program following a six-month application process. This is an amazing opportunity for GRR to compete against some of the best roller derby teams in the country, said Miriam Hill, president of the Gainesville Roller Rebels, in a statement Tuesday. As a league in the apprenticeship program, the Roller Rebels will be eligible to compete against other apprentice leagues from across the nation. The league will be paired with a veteran league that will mentor the Roller Rebels through the programs rules and regulations, according to the programs website. Adrienne Fagan, vice president of the Roller Rebels, said the league has wanted to apply for the apprenticeship program since last year. We were beating teams we would never thought in a million years we would be able to win against, she said. Our momentum from last year really helped us build a very strong season this year. Fagan said in order to be accepted into the program, the programs board of directors reviews each application based on business relations with venues and sponsors as well as feedback from past competitors. The Roller Rebels will be granted full membership once requirements from the national organization are met. These requirements include hosting a hometown event against a full-member league, Fagan said. The Gainesville Roller Rebels has 40 active female skaters. Half are current UF students, she said. Each member pays to be part of the team. But the motive to play goes beyond the money. Thats the thing about roller derby, Fagan said. Everyone does it because they love it. Torrie Higgins, a 26-year-old applied physiology and kinesiology doctorate student, said she is excited about the Roller Rebels new direction. Its a huge opportunity for us, she said. Its a huge marker to show all the hard work we put in the past few years. 4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012Courtesy of Gainesville Roller Rebels / Dana John HillLeBrawn Maimes of the Gainesville Roller Rebels secures lead jammer position in a jam against the Thunder City Derby Sirens on Oct. 23, 2011. The womens roller derby league has been picked to join a national skating apprenticeship program. Gainesville roller derby team eligible to compete nationally THE EVENT BEGINS AT 7 P.M. DAVID A. MURPHYAlligator Contributing WriterThe 23rd annual Florida Invitational Step Show is going Back to the Basics this year. The weekend begins with a kick-off event Friday and concludes with FISSFest and the step show. We have really gone out of our way this year to explain why FISS is important, to teach them about black history and the history and legacy and traditions of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, said Shaniqua Thompson, executive director of FISS. Beat boxer and rapper Doug E. Fresh will host the show. To help set the mood for Saturday nights event, FISSFest, for merly known as Greek Fest, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Flavet Field. The step show will take place Saturday at the OConnell Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event begins at 7 p.m. Jaleesa Green, a 19-year-old accounting sophomore, said this will Her aunts used to take her when she was younger. She described FISS as a wonderful experience, even if you dont know about the organizations. Thompson said this years FISS has several surprises in store for attendees. She said, Expect to be enter tained. Its going to be one of those things that you go home and you tell people about.Doug E. Fresh to host 23rd annual step show Saturday at O'DomeStudent's condition not releasedparked in front of the dorm, which is located on Stadium Road next to Gator Corner Dining Center. Students crowded on the lawn by one of the dorms entrances, many of them asking each other what happened. Few people seemed to know. partment of Housing and cials would only say someone was injured. trances to the hall with caution tape, and students who to go inside to grab books or notes they needed for classes. Keegan Delanoy, a 19-yearold mechanical engineering freshman, had to show up to his Calculus 2 and Computer Aided Graphics and Design classes unprepared. opened at 6:15 p.m. NORTH, from page 1Regular exercise, eating breakfast helps maintain healthy metabolismorganization called Be Real that works with UF and the center to help students with eating disI have witnessed people go too far, she said. I have seen friends faint from a lack of food due She said shes heard students talk about going running instead of eating dinner and going on week-long fruit-juice fasts to lose weight. There are better ways for students to reach their weight-loss goals, she said. Daggs recommended getting more exercise and eating breakfast to jump-start metabolism. Some signs that might signal an eating disor der include a withdrawn attitude, exercise and food obsessions, not eating in front of people, being upset or moody all the time, counting calories and fad dieting. Students interested in learning more about Be Real can check out the organization on Facebook or visit the blog at berealuf.wordpress. com. WEIGHT, from page 1 She worked out on a cardio machine until she became lightheaded. She had to sit by the front desk until she could stand up.Briana BostwickUF public relations seniorGroup one of 13 leagues accepted to program We have really gone out of our way this year to explain why FISS is important, to teach them about black history and the history and legacy and traditions of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.Shaniqua Thompsonexecutive director of FISS Suicide Prevention Info Students considering suicide or friends of such students can call the UF Counseling and Wellness Center at 352392-1575. Emergency appointments are available on week days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and an on-call telephone response is available at any time. Students can also contact the Alachua County Crisis Center at 352-264-6789. A tele phone counselor answers directly 24 hours a day.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 HEALTH KELSEY GRENTZERAlligator Contributing Writer Inpatient eating disorder treatment facility opens at Shands BLAINE KRIVACEKAlligator Contributing Writer Speaker to talk historical anti-Jewish violence at Hillel PRIZES INCLUDE A TRIP TO MEXICO.SHELBY WEBBAlligator Contributing Writer UF students website offers prizes for original content

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR40 TOTAL VOTES40% YES 60% NOWednesdays question: Do you enjoy swing dancing? Todays question: Did you go to the Drake concert? Season for ChangeAlligator endorses Students PartyWe have received very impressive platforms from both Student Government parties during the past week, and there are a lot of things on each platform we believe would be a positive improvement for UF and its students. Surprisingly, there are even issues on which both parties agree. Each party sees the need for more transparency in SG and has strong plans for increasing that transparency. And each party advocates a much-needed switch away from the outdated Webmail service to a user-friendly Gmail system. The Unite Party has a strong ticket with candidates who have the power to get things done. But occasionally the people in charge become so accustomed to their positions Right now, we need the Students Party to take the reigns and get things back in order. The Students Party and its candidates this semester bring the proposition of an SG with a new face and a new attitude. While the platforms of both parties include many policy goals that will bring constructive changes to UF as a whole, only the Students Party realizes that SG must ensure that it works internally before it can do any work for the students of UF. The Students Party emphasizes an end to the image of nepotism, corruption and favoritism surrounding SG and a sponsibility that is desperately needed for any governing body. The Students Party ticket has indicated a strong dedication to the following ideas: (1) ensuring that people put in positions of power are chosen for their merit, (2) cutting back on redundancy and waste and (3) guaranteeing that the students have a voice in the affairs of the university, one of the most important functions of any student government. We not only endorse the Students Party executive ticket but also endorse the idea of a stronger minority in the Senate. No student government should ever be ruled by a single party. We also encourage you to look at the Student Senate candidates running to represent you and consider that SG can not only ensures a great deal of checks and balances but also presents the opportunity for more collaboration on projects that both parties see as important. The Students Party may have ideas that seem small compared to the lofty goals of the Unite Party, but focusing on small, doable projects can add up to a lot of positive changes in the end. SG does matter at UF, and it has the potential to do a lot of things for the good of the university. Lets make sure SG knows its the students who hold the power to change things and vote for the Students Party.Gatorship offers life-changing experienceI used to hear the word diversity and roll my eyes. Sure, I considered myself an extremely accepting person of all types of people, but Id always felt diversity was a ploy that undermined our meritocratic society. I was wrong. Attending last weekends Gatorship a leadership and diver sity retreat sponsored by UFs Multicultural and Diversity life. I attended a private high school with a graduating class of 90 students. For the most part, everyone was white, upper-class and pretty full of themselves. The strategic way in which my school prominently placed diverse students on its website constituted my only exposure to diversity. Coming to UF, I felt that in recognizing this fault in my education I had defeated it. Yes, surely I embraced all types of people, I thought. So when I was applying for Gatorship and my friends were telling me it was a life-changing experience, I couldnt help but be skeptical. What could I possibly have to learn? I wasnt biased, right? back from Gatorship a changed person: Both my cynical view on the world and my skeptical view on diversity have ing everything Ive learned with everyone I encounter. I cant give away too much, but Gatorship is an intense and thought-provoking weekend retreat where 60 UF students participate in team-building activities, provocative workshops and extremely honest group discussions. answers as they challenged every assumption society has made about people. Assumptions such as its OK to use the phrase thats retarded or thats gay. In actuality, both of these terms are extremely offensive. By exchanging gay or retarded with the word stupid, we make it OK to demean these groups. Our language matters, and you never know whos listening. It also challenged assumptions, such as the notion that those who speak another language or carry a thick accent are to be dismissed. Some of the most articulate and moving people I met at Gatorship were those who spoke with the thickest accents. Just because someone does not speak the language of the majority does not mean they are any less of a person or deserve any less respect. I learned that my parents socioeconomic status, and thus my privilege, is not something anyone can merely earn if they work hard enough. In fact, we have no understanding of the battles families wage every day, and we cannot tell someone how they should have lived their life or what wrong decisions they made. There are, in fact, enormous bureaucratic and circumstantial barriers in the way of the American dream. We also battled assumptions such as being handicapped hand perspectives and secondhand experiences about people with handicaps moved me to tears. It made me appreciate all the things I take for granted: walking, speaking, even being able to type these words. Some of the strongest and most resilient people in the world are handicapped in some most of us cannot even imagine. Taking the time to listen and having the courage to share my own experiences profoundly moved me. Never before have I been able to apply the life struggles of someone else to my own. Never before have I been able to connect with peoples everyday hardships. Never before have I been so poignantly aware of the human condition. And so, I guess if you had to boil it all down, Plato had battle. Garrett Bruno is a political science sophomore at UF. His column appears on Thursdays. Garrett Brunoopinions@alligator.org

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Students Party is serious about cutting costsOur Student Body President, Anthony Reynolds, recently wrote to the Alligator that he cannot, in good conscience, spend student fee money on expenses that do not go to serving UF students. While I, and the Students Party, vehemently disagree with President Reynoldss decision to hand over the student voice on the Board of Governors to Rick Scott, I must applaud against Student Government waste. I assume in the next few days the Unite Party will announce it is no longer in favor of the $3,000 meal plans parking decals. After all, none of those perks go to serving UF students.While they are at it, perhaps they can get rid of the waste in the rest of SG. If our federal government can do with 15 cabinet positions, surely a student government does not need 32 directors for 23 cabinet positions. As it stands, many SG cabinets and agencies put on events where no more than a handful of students attend, with trays and trays of food leftover students dime. Not only is this a huge waste of money, it prevents students gramming that other organizations actually do. To ensure that student money is not being wasted, the Students Party will require each cabinet director to pair up with a student organization to increase turnout and cut costs for events. We will also re-organize executive agencies such as IMAGE, which currently does nothing, to act as a bendent experience at UF. Carly Wilson Students Party senator Student Body president has flawed reasoningReading Student Body President Anthony Reynolds most recent explanation for why the student representative to the Board of Governors should be appointed by the governor and not elected by students was confusing at best and enraging at worst. Reynolds cited his motivation as concern for spending student money on a lavish, exclusive club for Student Body presidents, but clearly that wasting-student-money thing was changeable as the fee situation changed last remove the wasteful spending and reduce the fees from the Florida Stuthat was his concern with the current system? Removing the vote from the process is undermining democratic principles, plain and simple, and the fact that Reynolds is OK with undermining democratic principles when a simpler solution was present and clearly feasible should make us all very, very worried. Sigrun Ahlquist UF seniorLetters to the EditorWhen attempting to describe individuals on opposite ends of the political spectrum, we often use stereotypes. Conser vatives are considered members of the prevailing institutionalized culture, and progressives are seen as the brave and intrepid members of the counterculture. These stereotypes developed in part out of the 1960s, when the far-left in America (the hippies, to use a popular moniker) rebelled against an allencompassing traditional society. Progressives of the 1960s were seen as part of the counterculture because, at the time, social values were largely imparted by parents. When these radical youths rebelled against their conservative families, they were rejecting the prevailing institutions. When the denizens of free love and the overturning of cultural norms, they were indeed countercultural, for when they were presented with the prevailing culture, they said no. However, the problem is we still use these stereotypes today. We assume that the prevailing culture is conservative and the counterculture is progressive because we are still stuck in the same political paradigm born out of the hippie generation. The prevailing culture, in fact, is no longer conservative in the least. This stems from the fact that the primary educators of young people are no longer their parents; instead, the primary educator is the media. Hollywood is now the prevailing institution rather than the family unit. And unlike the traditional family unit, Hollywood has never labored under any accusations of conservatism. As a conservative, when I watch TV, I am ironically forced to do the same thing as the progressives of the 1960s I have to say no. Whether its watching Rachel and Ross jumping into bed together before marriage or Gob Bluth erecting a Mission Accomplished banner in a mockery of the Iraq War, conservatives are forced to swallow their pride if they wish to engage in the popular culture. Conservatives are now the members of the counterculture, not progressives. This is not a natural balance and leads many conservatives to When the mainstream media became largely progressive, clever individuals such as Rupert Mur doch and Rush Limbaugh saw a vacuum from which to prosper. Distasteful individuals such as Bill OReilly and Limbaugh now dominate mainstream conservative culture men who bear little resemblance to previous luminaries such as Edmund Burke and Russell Kirk. Conservatives have become so incensed at their current cultural standing that they are willing to listen to such radicals in order to obtain a cathartic release of their woes. This status quo must change in order for conservatives to regain cultural and intellectual relevancy. to their ancestral and cultural lineage. It is time for conservatives to end the current age of insecurity and phobia and lead by example to be compassionate, thoughtful and morally honest. William F. Buckley Jr. often said to be a conser vative meant to stand in front of the locomotive of history and yell, Stop! Conservatives should once again embrace that role rather than follow spiteful radicals who only want to blow up the tracks. Luke Bailey is a history junior at UF. His column regularly appears on Wednesdays.Conservatives should forgo radical behavior to stay culturally relevantColumn Luke Baileyopinions@alligator.org

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theA v enue THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Lilyhammer has the same level of production value as shows on cable channels but is only available from Avenue WriterPop-rock ensemble The Fray shows just as much heart as it does vulnerability on Scars and Stories, the bands third album after a three-year-long recording hiatus, guided by notable producer Brendan OBrien (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam). Drawing on its previous commercial success (tracks such as Over My Head (Cable Car) and How To Save A Life set them on the fast track to pop-rock prominence), the groups latest effort is taking a performance-heavy marketing approach. The band will be featured on the critically acclaimed Public Broadcasting Service program Live From The Artists Den, following in the footsteps of Adele, Bon Iver and Death Cab for Cutie. In addition, the group teamed up with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for its popular Soundcheck series, giving fans the chance to hear the group in a stripped-style performance and to check out behind-the-scenes footage of the Denverbased band. Similar to previous records, the album is a mix of fastpaced singles (like the leading track Heartbeat) and slow, melancholy tunes (like the piano ballad Be Still). Many of the bands contemporaries, ranging from Augustana to Relient K, have made an effort to use this popular formula of pop plus piano to create the perfect adult alternative sound, but The Fray has arguably taken control of the genre. With its consistent radio-friendly singles (Heartbeat continues to climb the Billboard Hot 100 chart), the group has made a lasting impression on the ears of music lovers. The mesh of fast and slow songs are evenly distributed among the 12-track record. Following the lead single is The Fighter, its light guitar sound and gang vocals prominent behind singer Isaac Slades smooth vocals, masking the melancholy lyrics. Lamenting loneliness has always been with me . ./ Maybe we were meant to be on our own, Slade has per fected the acute cry brand of vocalization, his gravelly tenor easily accenting the pain of the lyrics. Yet, just as the band has demonstrated in the past, the underlying inspirational tone of the music transforms the dejected feeling to one that is motivational, no matter the lyrical content. While The Fighter has instances of hurt laced in the lyrics, the underlying message of the music, through both the lyrics and the melody, shows off the bands ultimately positive outlook. This song in particular, as Slade described to Denver Westwood Blogs, centers on wrestling with doubt and fac[ing] your doubts, especially in a relationship. Transitions from down-and-out mindsets to uplifted spirits take precedence in songs such as 48 to Go, a song about a romantic road trip. The song tak[es] it slow and passes its relaxed mood to the audience, thanks in large part to lead guitarist Dave Welsh and rhythm guitarist Joe Kings smooth, calming riffs and quiet backing vocals. This encouraging sentiment is also prominent on tracks such as Run For Your Life, the recently announced sophomore single. You dont have to go it alone, Slade croons, encouraging both the songs subject and listeners alike to not give up. Songs like Life are also outlets showing their interest in the world around them (in 2010, Slade traveled to Africa, visiting with Rwandas president, Paul Kagame, among other stops). This creative spin on the bands global awareness is not only a way to see the world, but to inspire the members in their songwriting. (Slade ended up writing Heartbeat after his visit to Rwanda). No adult contemporary album would be complete without the stereotypically romantic seize the moment ballad. However, The Fray take that concept and make it too catchy and calming to pass up, with Rainy Zurich becoming a nice exhibition of Slades upper register. Heartfelt similes and thoughtful what ifs (Maybe Ill .) punctuate the tune. The slightly cliched lyrics are overshadowed by what is arguably Slades best vocal performance on the record, Chris Martin. The band is producing a slew of new live show adver tisements, along with a nation-wide tour (which will be stopping at the Hard Rock Live Orlando on May 3). The Frays listener-friendly material continues to grow more heartfelt with time, indulging fans with its tried-buttrue, easy going musical style once again. Youve probably heard vincent Martella before without even Photo courtesy of Sony MusicScars & Stories, the third album from The Fray, brings many levels of lyrics that blend with poppy piano beats.The Fray show its scars and stories on new album Third album mixes lyrics with deep beats The Fray

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 MICHAEL NEWMANAvenue WriterJanuary has come to a close, and the new semester seems to be just beginning. After all of the post-holiday reunions and celebrations, a lot of us are beginning to realize how quickly the rent catches up and wonder whether we should see if the landlord will give us a discount for the month of February since its the shortest month anyway. People have their own methods of saving, from using the car less to going out less to simply eating less. But before you invest your last few dollars in Krishna cards and Tupperware or start shopping around to see which school clubs consistently offer the best pizza take a look at some ways Ive found to live fairly comfortably, spending around $10 to $20 a week on food. (Note: Im leaving politics and nutrition out of this. Feel free to modify this advice as matter what your diet is like.) This seems like a no-brainer, but making a list and sticking to it can be a lot harder than it seems. Think about what you might want to eat, what you normally eat and what you can actually eat within your budget. If theres anything that you normally buy pre-made, cross it off and buy the ingredients to make it. You might spend a little more in the beginning, but you can always use the extra ingredients for something else later. Meat will weigh down your food budget considerably as well, so either forgo it or buy a minimal amount depending on your tastes and how much you can swing for it. Fresh organic produce, sadly, is still quite expensive, so stick to a few things you know you wont throw out and can be used a variety of ways. I usually go for bananas, onions, garlic, potatoes and cabbage. And, while youre in the produce section, look to see whats on sale, and try not to get suckered into Purchasing healthy and fresh food isnt as scary as it seems KAY BEAAvenue ColumnistI know what youre all expecting. Youre expecting a full-force rant founded on one or more of the following positions: What a BS Hallmark holiday, Yeah, its awesome if youre in love, but Im not, so thanks for reminding me of my solitude, jerk, Boohoo, NOBODY LOVES ME, Aw, look at the girl with the bouquet of roses. Im so HAPPY for her. Not, That couple staring dreamily into each others eyes make me want to gouge my own out. You get the idea. So, this week marked the passing of the holiday lovingly referred to as Valentines Day. For a time thats supposed to remind people to stop and feel the good vibrations all around, I cant help but notice an ever-increasing backlash against Cupid and his chocolate-dipped arrows. In fact, Im just going to come right out and say that many of you are downright bitter toward this day of lurve. I wont pretend that I dont understand the reasons for these opposite reactions, for it takes neither a genius nor a shrink where these feelings stem. Loneliness can be a total pain in the ass, and when a day that screams romance rolls around, you cant help but feel a pang of go away run through your mind. The hearts, dinners, bottles of red wine, sentimental cards, bunches of balloons, pink-frosted cookies. In a way, when you stop and think about this hullabaloo, the entire charade becomes comical. Yet despite this silliness, even a friendly bag of Hersheys Kisses can turn the most steady temperaments a bit nutty. My single friends and I used to joke that Valentines Day was the one day out of the year when the guy(s) you were kind of dating would purposely avoid all contact with you. No one in a casual relationship can handle the weight of the words Happy Valentines Day because think of all of the mixed messages that phrase sends. I kid you not, there was one year I was seeing three guys and none of them called me on Feb. 14. They all dropped me a line the following day, though. If thats not true love, then I dont know what is. Spoiler alert: I no longer talk to any of the previously mentioned male suitors. Shocking, I know. What cracks me up even more are the vehement retaliations against Valentines Day. If youre single, it seems that an obligatory statement needs to be made that declares disence to the circumstance. But are those who fall into the lonely hearts club really ready to dismiss Valentines Day altogether? Its upsetting when surface traditions overpower the real purpose for holidays. Christmas is slapped by the culprit of materialism, Halloween with aphrodisiac dress-up and St. Pattys Day with sweet, sweet beer. How many of you reading this can honestly say that there is at least one person in your life whom you truly love? Rather than drowning in sentiments of self-pity, why not get over yourself and use Valentines Day as a cue to tell your friends, family, postal worker or apartment manager that you dig them? Then raid the clearance chocolate. Russel Stover, you are my truest love. The Art of Flying Solo, Topic 5: Lonely Hearts Club food SEE GROCERY, PA GE 11

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10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012Photo courtesy of Vin Man Enterprise, Inc.Vincent Martella, a voice-actor, balances his work and social life between taking classes at UF. NICOLE LA HOZAvenue WriterVincent Martella remembers stepping onto time, passing by animations from Pinocchio and historic drawings from the 1940s. Turning to his dad, he said, If I could work there for the rest of my life, I would be more than happy. Now, its where animation for Disneys Daytime Emmy-winning cartoon Phineas and Ferb takes place. Martella, who voices Phineas, couldnt be more proud of that fact. But the 19-year-old actor hasnt stopped at one goal. college with UFs online business program after graduating from DeLand High School in 2011. He divides his time between Disney Studios and school. I was pretty adamant about not wanting to give up my education for my career, he said. I other. Martella visited UF the week of Thanksgiving to attend live lectures, meet professors and catch up with friends. Hes currently in California working on the fourth season of Phineas and Ferb. It follows the adventurous, inventive lives of stepbrothers Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher during summer 2013. Its kind of going to be the coolest thing ever, Martella said. Not a big deal, but its going to be amazing. The more Disney 365 (a news segment on the Disney Channel) promotions Martella did, the more students during his junior and senior year of high school asked him to demonstrate the soft, nasally Phineas voice. Martella called promoting Phineas and Ferb: The Second Dimension, the shows TV movie, last summer mind boggling. Things like that -I took a step back, he said. It really blew my mind that its a phenomenon right now. Not all of his time goes toward acting. A lot of normal teenage shenanigans, he said, like going to an L.A. Kings game at Staples Center When he was younger, fun derived from imitating celebrities and creating voices; his shtick, Martella said. During his Phineas audition six years ago, creators handed him character art, a brief description sans age and two paragraphs detailing a plan to build a roller coaster. Martellas imagination led him to a bright, innocent voice he said could make you smile. Acting was never something pushed on the Rochester-born actor. After his impressions routine one day, Martella said someone joked that he should be an actor. He agreed. After asking his parents for acting classes, everything fell into place. Martella booked work on TV in California with a guest spot in Cracking Up and a recur School Survival Guide. He spent eight to nine months out of the year there to edy documenting the life of comedian Chris Rock during the s in Brooklyn. Martella played Chris nerdy, headstrong best friend. Spots in movies include Role Models, where Martella exhibited improv skills opposite Paul Rudd, and Baitshop with Bill Engvall and Billy Ray Cyrus. He also contributed to the RPG series Final Fantasy XIII as the voice of Hope Estheim in 2009. You take something, as an actor, from every job you get whether its comedy or drama or animation, Martella said. No matter where my careers going to go, as long as Im having fun, Im going to love it.Voice-actor takes UF classes when hes not busy working

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 11 RYAN GALLOWAYAvenue WriterLets talk about sex. I am a virgin. I am a 25-year-old, well-adjusted black male in relatively decent shape, and Ive never once had sex. You know what? It doesnt bother me one bit. I dont consider myself any better or worse than anyone else because of it. I have a girlfriend, and weve never done the deed. Ill admit that I want to sometimes, but Im going to wait until my wife and I can have that really awesome, fantastic sex that people pretend to write songs about. Heck, even the Bible talks about good sex, and I want it one day. Still, my sexual abstinence has granted me the distance and perspective to see the currents in the world around me without being swept along pert opinion, but it is an honest one. ery sexual whim and fancy, and I dont think were the better for it. Look at our marriages, or better yet, our divorce rate. Check out the increasingly early ages at which children are being exposed to explicit pornography. How many people grew up with fathers that spent all their time in the garage, doing work on the computer? Is this really what weve wanted all along? Am I forced to chase every piece of tail like a dog in heat just because Ive got a penis? How about all you women? Do you have to tell Victorias secret every time you wear a blouse just because it can be told? I would submit that the answer is no. Why? Because I am more than my sex organs. Coincidentally, so are you. My identity is not found in my sexual exploits. I think its sad that so much of who we are and what we do is motivated and driven by sexual urges. Who said I have to experiI found some STD stats that would suggest that I dont. Hey, freshmen guy that has never been with a girl? Its not a big deal. Hey, girl with the slimy boyfriend? Dump the loser and your lady lumps. Women, you are way more valuable than your mammary glands. Be hard to get, in the nonmanipulative sense. A man should have to go on a hunt for that precious heart of yours in order to win the prize. Men, you have way more to offer society than the size of your package. Im willing to bet that shes not waiting to measure the width of your bicep, but the strength of your character and the depth of your compassion. Lets grow up and be men. Why do I care so much? Our increasing sexualization affects our culture in more ways at all times of the day. Women and men are subjecting each other to fantastical, unrealistic and debilitating expectations of body images. on the market are now staying on the farm, the dizzying amount of porn that constitutes come one of the most disgustingly lucrative markets on the planet because of our fast-food approach to sex. Am I old-fashioned? Probably. Uncool? Sure. Repressed? Maybe. Mock me all you culture we would be if we indulged our nutritional appetites as we did our sexual ones. Obesity, which plagues two-thirds of our nation, would be the least of our problems. Im not saying sex is bad. What Im saying is that raging hormones dont make us who we are. What if sex, as great as it is, wasnt meant to be cheapened by giving the goods to every and hot as it is, unmitigated sexual appetites are much like a burning log in a living room. Eventually, the whole house is going to go up true? Im not so sure. Ive run across a revolutionary idea or two in my day. I am a 25-year-old virgin, and strangely enough, Im not trying to get laid anytime soon. Because I am more than my sex organs.The 25-year-old Virgin Speaks Out about Sex and Love sex You can buy the ingredients to make your own condimentsbuying overpriced and less fresh pre-cut vegetables. While youre in the grocery store, make sure to take a stop at the bulk bins. Theyre the big plastic containers that let you buy nuts, grains, beans, and other goods by the pound. They can be spotted in just about any health food store, Wards and one or two of the Publix stores in the Gainesville area. There are a million different ways to combine whats available. Its also easy to try new things because you can get as little as a few cents worth of something youre not quite sure about. If you enjoy soy or almond milk, you can make it yourself with dried almonds or soybeans from the bulk bins and water and sugar to taste. There are a million different recipes online, varying in labor intensity from about 15 minutes to hours. If you enjoy sprouts on your sandwich or want a nice, Asian-style dinner, the same holds true for just about any whole grain or bean. A more detailed explanation can be found online, but you should soak them overnight, rinse them at least twice a day after that and let them drain during the rest of the time. In a couple of days youll see what started as a few measly tablespoons of beans take over your container, to the point where underestimating your harvest can easily turn a blessing into a curse. Ive found mung beans to be the tastiest and most successful when you dont have anything left in the pantry other than white rice and packets of soy sauce. Chickpeas are tasty when they work, but time to rinse them thoroughly. Sungreens that are perfect in a sandwich. Keep experimenting with these; everything comes out a little bit different. While youre getting the rest of your staple foods, see if you can also buy spices in bulk $3 jars of spices are actually 50 cents of spice and $2.50 of jar. Your last stop if you can make it is Big Lots or another closeout store. It may seem cheap and trashy, but the trashiness is what you make of it. Look at their selection of international foods and buy any kind of sauces that look appealing. Do the same in some olive oil. If you can keep your blinders on near brightly colored snacks and candy you havent seen with what would normally be the priciest items in your pantry for about $5 total. In Gainesville, were lucky to have access to a lot of the places and services that let us eat healthy foods without breaking the bank. Even if you dont need to cut many corners, make sure to appreciate the bounty this town has to offer and remember that many of our peers across the state are stuck in a fast-food desert. GROCERY, from page 9

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NATALIA SIEUKARANAvenue WriterPremiering right after the Super Bowl, the second season of NBCs The Voice showcased the talent and fun it had to offer, which reminded viewers why its a show worthy to compete against the likes of American Idol and X Factor. summer and was thought to be an underdog singing-show competition unlikely to compete against the already established singing shows backed by the snarky Simon Cowell. Inspired by the The Voice of Holland, executive producer Mark Burnett worked with the original creator, John de Mol, to create what would become the antithesis to Idol. The show judges competitors solely on their voices, a phenomenon in vocal competitions since whole package. In addition to the different concept, instead of judges criticizing the acts, there are coaches, who happen to be heavyhitters in the music industry, to guide and inspire the contestants. The coaches, dubbed four of the biggest stars on the planet, are as follows: Maroon 5s frontman Adam Moves Like Jagger Levine, sultry Dirrty-girl Christina Aguilera, singer/songwriter/producer Cee Lo Green and country star Blake Shelton. The dont have much in common, but it sure works. The chemistry, jokes and sexual tension (at least between Levine and Augilera) all induced by the four some of anti-Idol advocates are sur prisingly entertaining. So enter taining that the show was this years Super Bowl lead-out program. But how has the second season fared against Idol? Post, on Feb. 8 Idol brought in 7.7 million views for the 18-49 age range, while on Feb. 6 The Voice brought in 8.5 million in the same range thats almost a million more people who tuned in to watch Levine and Aguilera bicker. In addition to the coaches, the competition works in three stages: blind auditions, battle stage and live shows. Along with the foolproof formula, the prize is pretty nice too. Firstseason winner Javier Colon, who had viewers at the beginning with his rendition of Cyndi Laupers Time After Time, won $100,000 and a record deal from Universal Republic. yond the blind audition, which is the most interesting phase as the four coaches have their backs turned to the contestants singing their hearts out in hopes of landing a spot on one of the coaches teams of 12. If the coaches like what they hear, they simply press the button and the singer has a spot on the team. If more than one coach pushes, the tables turn and the power is with the contestant, as now he or she can pick a team. This also happens to be a competition between the coaches because they want to create a team of diverse singers to compete against each other for the live shows. The new season is just as enter to be full of humor as the coaches the singers they want. Each endear ing trait rolled over from last season is now a trademark: Levines carsalesman-type persuading, Aguilera almost pressing the button but in the pretty ladies and Blakes comments that would be creepy if said by anyone else. country singer RaeLynn, who took a risk singing a Miranda Lambert (Sheltons wife) song, but her rough, raspy voice had Adam and Blake wanting her very badly and going to great lengths to persuade her they could make her into a star. Levine and Aguilera bickered over tattooed, high-heeled rockerchick Juliet Simms, who crooned The Beatles Oh! Darling, while Green just chilled out and coyly said, You turn me on. That seemed to be the tiebreaker since she ultimately chose him. Doesnt anyone remember that the season one winner was on Levines team? Just saying. Jermaine Paul, a back-up singer for Alicia Keys who happened to send a good-luck video to him (you wonder why she didnt help the guy), did an R&B take on Avril Lavignes Complicated and quickly got the attentions of Shelton and Green. He went with Shelton. Of course, there are the ones who dont get picked but who did have what it takes to turn those chairs around, such as the 20-yearold in the bowtie whose pitch threw off the coaches and the rocker dad whos motivated every day by his wife and baby son. What would the show be without the performances of the biggest stars on the planet? In the midst of all the auditions, the judges paid a tribute to Prince with Aguilera dominating the vocals. In only two episodes, The Voice had a lot going on that kept viewers on the edge and never bored. Its easy to understand why it beat out the monotonous same-old weve been getting from Idol for years. With a coaches from a wide variety of genres, it seems that the singers never have to compromise their style. Pop, rock, indie, R&B its all appreciated. This is the biggest difference from other singing competitions: The artists can simply be themselves. And that genuine quality is what seems to have viewers more inter ested in it than in Idol. The Voice is on NBC on Mondays at 8 p.m. 12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012Photo courtesy of NBC UniversalIts just as fun to watch the judges of The Voice playfully interact during the show as it is on Twitter. Season 2 of The Voice beats out rival American Idol JOE OUNGAvenue Writer from the media over the past six months, such as the failed attempt to split the company into two services, the price changes and the loss of its contract with Starz Play, the company has managed to conjure up something that can separate it from its competition: streaming original conannounced good news. original series, Lilyhammer. Such a move is a breakthrough in the entertainment business because it shows other entertainment corporations (in this case Norwegian Broadcasting Company [NRK]) and give viewers something that no one on this side of the Atlantic Ocean can. and NRK and originally aired in Norway on Jan. 25. The show set a Norwegian record of 1.2 million viewers watching new episodes as they aired for the past few weeks. The series was scheduled to launch on Jan. 1, but was delayed due to Norwegian allegations of illegal product placement. The eight-episode series set in Lillehammer, Norway, stars Steven Van Zandt, who is known for his role as Silvio Dante on the hit TV series The Sopranos. Lilyhammer is about Van Zandts character, a former mobster named Frank The Fixer Tagliano, who is relocated through a witness protection program to Lillehammer after testifying against a New York mob boss. Tagliano chose Lillehammer because he was intrigued by the city after he saw it on TV in the 1994 Winter Olympics. While Tagliano (now Giovanni Johnny Hendriksen) understands Norwegian, a familiar character to American audiences as they empathize and acclimate to the new land and language along with the series main character. In the past, TV companies have aired new episodes on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis to keep viewers coming on the series launch date. Ted Sarandos, chief content ofwhat they wanted: choice and control. The ability to go on a binge of their favorite TV series is one of the many reawas going to follow that model despite being a new series. The production quality of Lilyhammer is something one would expect from a premium pay-per-view TV service, itself from the rest of its competition in the video-streaming industry. The same day Lilyhammer was released, Verizon announced a deal with Coinstar (the parent company of Redbox) to provide a video-streaming service in direct has struck a licensing agreement with media giant Viacom to offer 15,000 videos to Amazon Prime customers through its video-streaming service over the next few months. to air two other original series. A new series called House of Cards is a political thriller starring Kevin Spacey and directed by David Fincher (director of Fight Club) that is based on a 1990 BBC miniseries of the same name and will air in late 2012. A brand new season of Arrested Development, a series that was canceled by Fox six years ago, will air in 2013. ing subscriptions that start at $7.99/month for unlimited streaming. New members will receive a free one-month televisionThe Voice offers a new dynamic

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14, ALLIGATOR 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 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 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 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 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. 4-25-12-72-6 ESTATE 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 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND We Buy Cell Phones & other Electronics (iPads,iPods,Gaming Systems,Laptops.) Working or Not We Unlock & Repair Phones Techmodo 6450 SW Archer RD (352)872-5881 2-29-18-8 In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-12-72-10 Uf Surplus Equipment Auctions are underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-25-12-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 4-25-73-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-25-11-99-10 Designated drivers are the greatest

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ALLIGATOR Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2573-11 4-25-12-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-25-12-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 2-27-35-11 Your roommate hasnt done the dishes in How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-25-72-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 4-25-1272-12 I Buy 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. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-25-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-25-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.com VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 2-16-12-8-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.

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16, 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. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-12-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-25-1272-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2512-72-14 A awesome summer job in Maine! If youre looking to spend this summer outdoors, have fun while you work, and make lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp Mataponi, a childrens summer camp, has positions available in Land Sports (lacrosse, soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, field hockey), Waterfront (sailing, canoeing, waterskiing, life guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater, Dance, Gymnastics, Video, Photography, Nurses, Maintenance, Cooking and more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel provided. Call us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at www.campmataponi.com. 2-21-12-31-14 Summer Jobs $2400 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 11 Aug 4. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. www.floridaelks.org/feyc/index.aspx 4-25-12-72-14 DOMINOS PIZZA NOW HIRINGClosing Drivers. $100/night Guaranteed. Apply at gatordominos.com 2-24-12-30-14 FEMALE SMOKERS! Do you want to quit smoking? Female smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 2-20-20-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 4-25-12-57-14 Bench Scientist Position. Research with ELISAs and antibody production. Familiarity with ELISAs and immunology desired. Should have a Bachelor's degree in science field. Please send resume to info@elisa-tek. com 2-20-12-14-14 Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida is conducting a research study for women 20-40 yo on birth control pills. Compensation given. For details call Bonnie Coats at 273-9014 3-19-30-14 Do you want to quit smoking? We are currently recruiting smokers between the ages of 18 and 60 for a smoking cessation study. Please contact the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or smokeclinic@gmail.com for further details 2-1712-10-14 Planting, Mulching & MowingStudent needed for yard work & gardening. $12/hr, up to 25 hrs/wk. Email resume to: jaythaw@bellsouth.net 2-16-12-5-14 $$$ Brokers Needed $$$ If you have a burning desire to succeed, your dedicated and coachable,then we need to talk. Call me for a meeting that could position you to make a potential six figure income. Daniel 305-282-1839 2-16-5-14 GET PAID TO TYPE!! Transcribe audio dictations. Create your own skd M-F, 7am -midnight. $7.67-$12+, based on speed and accuracy. Close to campus. Ideal for PT and Students! Requires 70+ wpm, minimum of 16 hours per week, English as first language. gnvjobs@uigfla.com 2-17-12-5-14 We have the following full and part time positions: Tech Support Rep Software Developer Linux Administrator Admin Asst ACT/SAT Coordinator Video Tech Aviation Sales Accounting Editor Please complete an online application at www.gleim.com/employment. 3-2-12-1514 Seeking experienced female caregivers for overnights and weekends. Must have at least 1 year experience,HS diploma/GED.You must be able to pass Local Background and Level II Background Screening. Interested and meet requirements? Call 352-225-3251. 2-17-4-14 Medical Office Manager Trainee for midsized Dermatology practice. Duties include performing or supervising ICD-9/CPT coding, billing and collections; A/R; payroll management; employee supervision and maintenance of employee records and benefits; insurance evaluation and contracting; interfacing with clinical staff and physicians; preparing financial reports and interfacing with accountant. Seeking a mature, energetic individual with experience but will train motivated candidate. Salary, benefits and possible incentive commensurate with experience. Perfect for recent and graduat ing business majors. E-mail resume ofmgrbeers@AOL.com. 2-17-11-4-14 A musician is need at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church,High Springs. Need not be professional, but must be able to play both traditional and contemporary gospel. If interested please call Gloria James (386-454-9834) or Eyvonne Andrews (386-454-3186). 2-205-14 Receptionist needed for professional supportive office environment FT 8-5 M-F 10.00 per hour Please Email resume to Corey@mssgainesville.com 2-24-12-7-14 NANNY NEEDED RIGHT AWAY: 30hrs:M-F 2hrsam/+2:45-6:45pm; 3.5yrs; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix, & schedule to info@noahsarknanny.com 2-20-12-3-14 Sales Asst/Customer Svc RepApply in person at Tomlinson Motor Company, 3580 N Main St $10/hr, part time 15-20 hrs/wk flexible. 2-23-12-6-14 Part time lot position at busy powersports store. Self motivated person able to do a variety of jobs including cleaning, set up and loading of machines. Requires some heavy and strenuous work. Applicants must be presentable, and have a valid license. Mechanical aptitude is a must. Motorcycle endorsed preferred. Apply in person at Polaris of Gainesville 12556 nw US hwy 441 Alachua 2-20-12-3-14 DATA ENTRY/CLERICAL POSITION FT ECG Department Please apply in person Institute of Veterinary Spec 3603 NW 98th St. Suite A 2-22-5-14 RECEPTION POSITION FT Please apply in person Institute of Veterinary Spec 3603 NW 98th St Suite A 2-22-5-14 IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-25-72-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-25-12-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-25-72-15 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. www.UFMoverGuys.comLicensed & Insured Last Minute Specials Loading & Unloading Full-Service Mover. 352-222-0211. FL Movers Reg No IM1847 4-25-12-72-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-25-74 15 Epic Photographer for HireEmail suzettecook@onebox.com Gator Alum, hrly chg. You keep the digital files www.mizdigital.com 352-260-2511 4-25-12-72-15 Horse boarding, $375/mo. From GV/UF 10 minutes. Dressage, stadium, x-country, daytime stall, nighttime turnout. Rider housing available. Barn Family Program to mitigate board and rent. Lessons, schooling opportunities. For further information, contact Dibbie at Gator Slide Farm, 352-466-3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com. Visitors always welcome. 6-21-11-98-15 AAA Courier ExpressProvide All Delivery Needs Bonded and Insured 352-339-5158 2-2912-33-15 E-SCRAP AND MOREHAULING AND REMOVALAppliances, Electronics, Scooters, Vehicles and Much More! Text JUNK to 352-494-8815 2-16-5-15 Transcendental Meditation Technique: A free Introductory Lecture, Sunday, Feb. 26, 1pm at the Hampton Inn, Arredondo Room, 101 S.E. 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601. Questions: 352-338-1249 or abyxbe@tm.org, Allan Byxbe. 2-24-12-820 Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKETEvery Sat & Sun Hwy 30115 min from Gainesville 468-2255 4-25-72-21 Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 4-25-12-72-21 SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTSOpen To Public We-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 5-17-12-67-21 World Traveler wanted. Seeking male/female interested in experiencing new cultures, ancient art, historic sights, & exotic cuisine all while making lasting friendships on an amazing European adventure this summer. See a free trip to Europe in your future? Visit contiki.com/amazing. 2-16-12-1-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. CHINCHILLA+ All accessories for Sale! $175 OBO. Sweet 3yo M chinchilla with cage and accessories. Email for pics and more info: AMH730@yahoo.com 2-20-4-24 Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND. MIT Mathematics Graduate. TUTORING available for HIGH SCHOOL and COLLEGE STUDENTS. Taught last semester at UF. E-mail/call for REFERENCES and RATES. (352) 519-8974 and avila@alum.mit.edu 2-27-12-10-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) All Womens Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 4-25-72-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-25-72-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-25-72-18 GAINESVILLE IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY Green Cards, Natz, Work Visas www.ruthimmigrationlaw.com (904) 425-8078 2-20-30-18 Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie, punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752 4-25-72-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Tennis player receives honorFlorida mens tennis player Bob van Overbeek won the SEC Mens Tennis Player of the Week on Wednesday after defeating No. 2 Dennis Novolo on Sunday.Florida swimming at SEC Championships Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday. For the full story, visit alligatorSports.org. Floridas third-ranked lacrosse team won its home opener against Jacksonville on Wednesday. See story, page 19. David Carr / AlligatorAfter not having a foulout throughout the 2010-11 season, Florida has been racking them up as of late, totaling three in the past two games. With the season set to begin Friday, you can almost feel it in the air. Florida baseball is just about here, and this year, the team has everything a fan could ask for. The top-ranked Gators return every member of the weekend rotation, seven positional starters, four seniors and the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year. Theyre loaded at the top, and its not much different at the proverbial bottom, as another heralded crop of freshmen enter the fray ready to contribute. But what is the only thing missing from this national championship equation? You. Last season, Florida set records for attendance, bringing in an average of 3,753 fans every home game for a season total of 153,904. The team also set a single-game record with 5,930 fans in attendance for an extra-inning victory against Florida State on March 15. But those numbers dont tell the whole story. McKethan Stadium has a capacity of approximately 5,500, and not counting the record-setting performance against the Seminoles, the Gators drew more than 5,000 fans only twice all of last year. Their season average of 3,753 equates to 68 percent of the stadiums capacity. Comparing that number to the rest of the Southeastern Conference, its clear that Florida fans are falling well short of supporting their team. Of the 12 conference schools, only 25-29), Kentucky (55 percent; 25-30) and Alabama (59 percent; 35-28) were worse cent of capacity, bringing in an average of 10,556 per game. Even Ole Miss, which on average. Auburn, which closed the regular season 29-27, averaged 72-percent capacity. None of those teams were ranked No. 1 at any point last season not even Top-ranked UF baseball not receiving due support JOHN BOOTHE Alligator Staff Writer A little more than a week ago, the Gators barely had to think about losing players to foul trouble. Through 24 games, they had just two foulouts the lowest amount in the Southeastern Conference and both instances came during comfortable Florida victories. Missing neither Casey Prather in the second half against Stetson nor Patric Young late while hosting UAB hurt the Gators. But that was when Florida was still at full strength and didnt have to stretch its starters minutes to compensate for injuries to Will Yeguete (concussion) and Mike Rosario (hip pointer). In UFs last two games, against Tennessee and Alabama, the Gators have had three foulouts and emerged with one win and one loss. ation there when Will went down with his injury, Donovan said. We probably had to play some lineups that were not accustomed to playing and certainly got into a real bind when Erik Murphy and Patric Young picked up two fouls (against Tennessee). After recording three fouls in 36 minutes against the Volunteers, it took Young just 22 minutes on Tuesday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to scored 19 points and dominated offensively above the rim, his limited minutes helped hold him to just three rebounds. As a team, Florida was out-rebounded for the seventh time in 11 SEC games. Our guys intentions are always good, Donovan said. Theyre always trying to step up and do some more, but I think in those kinds of situations, instead of trying to step up and do more, we have to try and rely on each other some more. We have to do that and defensively. Young has gone through his own ankle injury issues in the last month, and Donovan said keeping the 6-foot-9 center fresh and not fatigued will be critical in keeping him Short-handed Gators hearing more whistles Matt Wattstwitter: @wattmatts BRYAN HOLT Alligator Writer Mike Zunino doesnt bat left-handed. In 2011, Floridas catcher hit .371 with 19 homers and 67 RBI, all from the right side of the plate. But during batting practice on Wednesday, Zunino stepped in from the opposite side and deposited a ball over the some smiles. Zunino said batting left-handed will absolutely not be an option this season, but after being named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore, he may be looking for new challenges. I try not to let it get to me, he said of the expectations. Youve got to stay tight-knit as a team; just dont get caught up in the hype. For Zunino, there is plenty of familiarity in his third year at UF. The three starting pitchers he will work with on weekends are not changing. The three options Florida has to close games have not changed. But where he will experience newfound assistance is at catcher, thanks to the addition of a player who should be starting his senior season of high school baseball. said of freshman Taylor Gushue. He works really hard. Hes already getting better as a catcher and a hitter. With the season opener approaching, those words appear to be more than just a veteran player being nice to a newcomer. Through spring scrimmages, Gushue is tied for the team lead in home runs with four. On Sunday, he hit a homer from each side of the plate, one against left-hander Brian Johnson and one against the right-handed Keenan Kish. 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FLORIDA EASILY DEFEATED JACKSONVILLE, 10-2. JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer Florida may be taking a more small-ball approach this season, but for now, Kelsey Horton is making sure the power of the past remains. Horton went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in No. 1 Floridas 10-2 win against Jacksonville in six innings Wednesday. The junior designated hitters homer was her third in just six games this season, only four home runs short of the seven she hit during the 2011 campaign. Hortons mark currently leads the team while last years leader, junior catcher Brittany Schutte, has yet to go yard. It will be everyone at some point, Horton said. Im just happy it can be me right now. The Gators (6-0) took an early 2-0 lead when Horton smacked a the bottom of the second, driving home sophomore shortstop Cheyenne Coyle. The two-run shot was Florisonville starting pitcher Brittany Eppley. [Horton]s a little more composed, thinking about her at-bats a little less, coach Tim Walton said. UF would only record one more hit against Eppley but chased her from the game in the bottom of the fourth. Freshman pitcher Lauren Haeger (2-0) led off the inning with a walk. Schutte followed with a base hit, and after another walk to Coyle the bases were loaded. The Dolphins (2-4) pulled Eppley in favor of Sarah Sigrest and Horton fouled out to the catcher, then Ensley Gammel doubled in two runs and doubling the Gators lead to 4-0. Walks to freshman Jessica Damico and senior Michelle Moultrie pushed in another run. Were not going to come out and hit 12 home runs, but we have a lot of tools to score a lot of runs in different ways, Hor ton said. On the other side of the ball, Haeger made her home debut and mostly held Jacksonville in check. The freshman pitcher threw a complete game, yielding four hits and two unearned runs, walking two and striking out seven. Haegers nerves got the best of her in the early going as she loaded the bases in the top of the second inning with just one out on two singles and a walk. However, she induced a lineinning without ceding a run, beginning a stretch of eight straight retired batters. I felt the pressure a little bit, but once I got going, it felt a lot easier, Haeger said. The Dolphins proved a pesky foe as the game carried on, tagging Haeger with two runs in the But UF overpowered JU, addvictory. Its fair to say [Haeger]s doing well, Walton said. But shes got a long way to go to get where her location needs to be. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. 18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 David Carr / AlligatorFlorida freshman pitcher Lauren Haeger threw a complete game, strik ing out seven and walking two in the Gators 10-2 win Wednesday. Horton homer helps UF win home opener LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer After an impressive freshman campaign, Alaina Johnson has so far managed to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump. Johnson, who was the 2011 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year, remains one of the Gators most consistent and productive performers more than midway through the 2012 regular season. As an all-around competitor, Johnson averages a 39.475, which ranks third in the country. She is also third in the nation on uneven bars with a 9.888 average only .002 short of the NCAA leader. She ranks 14th nationally on balance beam (9.833) and 21st on vault (9.875). I like to be, I guess, per fect, Johnson said. Ive just learned to know my body and to know what type of correction to make and make it on my own. When Johnson joined the team in the fall of 2010, coach Rhonda Faehn said she immediately loved Johnsons cerebral approach to self-improvement. thing, whether its a routine or a skill, I can see she is already analyzing what she did, Faehn said. Shes coming to me right away saying, I think I did this, or Was this any better? Shes self-correcting, which is wonderful because you know the athlete is getting it. Last year, Johnson recorded the nations second-highest all-around score with a 39.675 against Georgia and earned cise. But toward the end of the season, Johnson began to break down physically and struggled with nagging stress fractures in her ribs and shins. Something we learned about Alaina as a freshman is that she is a little bit more fragile than some of [the other gymnasts] physically, Faehn said. Of course shes incredibly strong and in phenomenal shape, but its a matter that her physical body type cannot withstand the pounding of repetitive meets in a row in all four events. Since the durability of Johnsons 5-foot-1 frame has been a concern, Floridas coaching staff has made an effort to manage her better this season. So far, the early rest has Last Friday, in UFs 197.85196.85 victory against then-No. 14 LSU, she won two of her three events. She tallied a 9.95 on vault, tying her career best to claim the individual title and scored a 9.9 to tie for the win on uneven bars. Faehn said Johnson would compete as an all-arounder when No. 2 Florida faces No. 17 Auburn on the road Friday night. Ive been focusing really hard on my landings and making sure that everything said. But itll be good to go out there and show the hard work I put in.Johnson maintaining competitive edgeGYMNASTICS

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JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Writer On a night when last seasons leading scorer played less than a half, the Gators were not at a loss for goals. Nora Barry and Gabi Wiegand made sure of it. goals and Wiegand assisted on another opener at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Theyre just really dynamic, Florida coach Amanda OLeary said of Barry and Wiegand. OLeary praised Barry, a freshman mid shots. Junior attacker Kitty Cullen, the Gators after picking up her second yellow card lowed the team to score in spite of Cullens from tying a school record. ing to distribute the ball to each other OLeary said. Wiegand, a junior attacker, set the tone early for UF, completing a hat trick less tercepted a Dolphins pass in the Gators she passed it to Wiegand on the right side of the crease. Wiegand put it past Dolphins goalkeeper Karli Tobin in the top left cor ner of the net. I just remember being really happy she got the interception, Wiegand said. My defender just slid up so I positioned myself and Brittany hit me. when junior attacker Ashley Bruns won a Bruns made one defender miss and passed it to Barry just outside the crease, where she put a shot inside the right post. I was really excited, Barry said. It rest of the game and I was just happy to phins switched to a backer zone, which puts two defenders on the player with switch got Florida out of sync for a stretch as it went scoreless for eight minutes while ended their scoring drought on Barrys to an unguarded Barry inside the arc. Barry ran past a challenging Tobin and put the later with an assist from Bruns, and Wie gand scored directly off of the ensuing Sometimes it just takes that one goal to one going, Barry said. So I was happy I was able to score those goals. ALLIGATOR, David Carr / AlligatorFlorida senior guard Jordan Jones is setting career-highs in points per game and shooting percentage, but she has been slumping of late. David Carr / Alligator WOMENS BASKETBALL JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer Jordan Jones has played three games since re turning from a concussion, but her shooting touch has yet to reappear. Despite her struggles, coach Amanda But ler said Jones is healthy and expects her to keep shooting. You dont come out of a slump by not tak ing shots, Butler said. [Jones] coaches and her time shes open. Jones recent slump distracts from an otherwise in those categories since her freshman season at South Carolina. years and a major factor in her recent cold streak. Its something that people go through and its something I take that responsibility on my shoul ders. The next two contests wins on the road against Vanderbilt and at home against Georgia She hopes to experience a similar turnaround in an almost identical scenario this week, playing gia at home Sunday. The worst thing you can do is let it get men tal, Jones said. The worst thing that can happen is to just keep thinking about it, worrying what Im doing wrong or hoping that the next shot goes in. slow start can be a battle for Jones, according to assistant coach Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick. ones not going in for her, she gets a little shaky While Jones brings more to the table than just her scoring ability, it is understood among the team and the coaching staff that scoring is her top contribution. turns to form. that happens is going to be good or going to be in think, Butler said. Shes mature enough at this point to know that any great shooter is going to miss shots. With just four games left to play in the regular season and with a potential NCAA Tournament berth on the line, Jones has been doing one thing Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org.Sharpshooter Jones struggling with shot after concussion Wiegand, Barry carry Florida to home win; Cullen ejected

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The fast start for Gushue has him in consideration for work as a designated hitter and as a relief option for Zunino in midweek or even weekend situations. We knew he was going to be a great player, but the way he has come in and swung the bat this early is a pleasant surprise, Gators coach Kevin OSullivan said. can catcher is taking the mentoring role in stride. Zunino said previous catchers like Ben McMahan helped Zunino added that he hopes to pass some of the same assistance along to Gushue. That help could go a long way, as Zunino is expected to be an early-round Major League Baseball draft pick in June. We want to show the younger guys how the program is supposed to be run, Zunino said. Much like last season, Zunino more, he batted either fourth or sixth 52 times, and the Gators went 38-14 in those contests. Though Zunino may be as settled as any college catcher in the country, OSullivan added that he will still be hands-on with his star catcher and not let him completely take over games on his own. Ill assist Mike, he said. I still do. I dont have to worry about Enlgish and chemistry and that stuff. I go home and I watch tapes and that type of thing. Mikes got a really great feel. on the court and safe from whistles. Id say [Tuesday] was the best Ive felt in a while, Young said. My teammates pretty well. The ball was just going in for me and Im very thankful that it was. During last years 37-game Elite Eight season, the Gators were the only Division-I team to not have a single foulout. The remaining 344 squads each had at least three. Before losing Yeguete and Rosario, Florida had a similar run going with its 15.4 fouls per game ranking third-lowest in the league. The Gators last four halves of basketball, however, have been a different story with eight UF players committing 41 fouls. bama was also playing short-handed at home after suspended forwards JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell out of the Crimson Tides lineup. fouls on Tuesday one more than Florida which led to 16 free-throw attempts for the Gators. Guards Kenny Boynton, Brad Beal and Erving Walker combined to make 13 of Floridas shots from the charity stripe. Just playing with a lot Walker said. Our intensity level has been low in games and we just wanted to come in and a good team. Theyre playing without two of their best players, but they were going wanted to play harder than them. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. 20, ALLIGATOR Alligator File PhotoFlorida junior catcher and All-American Mike Zunino said he is work ing with freshman backstop Taylor Gushue to help his transition. Zunino helping freshman Gushue adapt BASEBALL, from page 17close. None of those teams had the eye-popping power Florida did. None of those teams even sniffed the College World Series. gional and Super Regional at home, and put on a show while advancing to a second straight ever, fan support was severely lacking, as UF averaged 3,493 fans and 63-percent capacity during the Super Regional worse than all Super Regional teams except Cal, which faced Dallas Baptist and drew 57-percent capacity. June? Nashville? Tallahassee? The Longhorns drew more than 7,000 fans in 100-degree heat. It was only 91 in Gainesville. But when it comes to Florida sports, this isnt a new story by any means. UF fans are historically of the fair-weather variety. When the team is winning, then you see full houses. Even the football team strugthose Gators had an excuse: The team stunk. Floridas baseball team is the antithesis of merits a lot better. Roughly 2,000 South Carolina fans showed up last month to watch a preseason scrimmage, and the Gamecocks have sold out all of their season tickets. But here in Gainesville, there were more scouts on hand at a recent scrimmage than fans, and that should tell you plenty about the quality of this team. The fans should be recognized for showing up last season and setting new records, but when that showing doesnt stack up to the competition, is it really good enough? tional title, that is returning seven Preseason on campus, deserve more? Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator.org. WATTS, from page 17 HOOPS, from page 17Florida did not have foulout in 2010-11Donovan



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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 102 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida The Shands at UF facility will treat disorders in Whose team are you rooting for this season? Read about "The Voice" and its all-star judges on page 12. 82 /59 FORECAST 2 the AVENUE 8 SPORTS 17 Rachel Crosby / Alligator TYLER JETT SEE NORTH, PAGE 4 JULIA GLUM SEE WEIGHT, PAGE 4Student found in for about six hours

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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 102 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HHAPPENING?Florida Alternative Breaks Meet and Greet Today, 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 as well as any questions about the organization. Learn how to apply for trips as there are still spots available for Spring Break 2012. A Responsibility to Protect the World Do You Have R2P? Today, 6 p.m. Reitz Union, fourth floor, Matthews Suite A panel of professionals will discuss if and why the U.S. and its citizens have a responsibility to protect others around the world from humanitarian crises. The panel will include UF political science professor Lynn Leverty and Don Kraus, the CEO of Citizens for Global Solutions, an advocacy nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. Visit facebook.com/ FLGlobalSolutions for more information on the featured speakers. A few blocks over, a world apart Today, 6:30 p.m. La Casita, 1504 W University Ave. Hear the stories of migrant farm workers and poverty 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. Florida Alternative Breaks Online Auction 10 a.m. Traditional services 1 p.m. Shabbat Lunch. Lunch is $10 per 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. Today through Wednesday at midnight. FAB will hold 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, TutoringZone and more. For more information on the auctions or our service trips, send an email to flor idaalternativebreaks@gmail. com. Shabbatwith 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 per person (free for students) and reser vations are required for community members. 10 p.m. Lecture on EcoKashrut and what Judaism says about treating vulner able populations. For all reservations please call UF Hillel at 352-372-2900. Shabbat with Rabbi Telushkin Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave.PARTLY CLOUDY 82/59 RAIN 76/56 THUNDER STORMS 77/59 RAIN 69/40 PARTLY CLOUDY 69/49 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterThe City of Gainesville, a for mer Gainesville Police chief and women, some of whom were naHenson, a Gainesville resident in seven people who were identiThe complaint states that Roused the Driver and Vehicle Inher apartment in a patrol car while in uniform and on duty, excess of $15,000, which includes The complaint states the city and former police chief, Norman Botsford, should have foreseen CRIME BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterAn Ocala man was tackEarl Peterson, 53, also known The report said Peterson was Shawn Barnes asked for Peter Peterson went for the cocaine Barnes tackled Peterson a second time, and Peterson southeast even Once the ofBarnes tased Peterson three said there were 10 police cars and police left Petersons pack of er on the hood of a car parked While Peterson was searched, in his left jacket pocket, accordPeterson is currently on proPeterson

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CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Contributing WriterA Gainesville-based womens roller derby league will be able to compete nationally now that it has been picked to join a national skating apprenticeship program. The Gainesville Roller Rebels was one of 13 leagues accepted into the Womens Flat Track Derby Associations Apprentice Membership Program following a six-month application process. This is an amazing opportunity for GRR to compete against some of the best roller derby teams in the country, said Miriam Hill, president of the Gainesville Roller Rebels, in a statement Tuesday. As a league in the apprenticeship program, the Roller Rebels will be eligible to compete against other apprentice leagues from across the nation. The league will be paired with a veteran league that will mentor the Roller Rebels through the programs rules and regulations, according to the programs website. Adrienne Fagan, vice president of the Roller Rebels, said the league has wanted to apply for the apprenticeship program since last year. We were beating teams we would never thought in a million years we would be able to win against, she said. Our momentum from last year really helped us build a very strong season this year. Fagan said in order to be accepted into the program, the programs board of directors reviews each application based on business relations with venues and sponsors as well as feedback from past competitors. The Roller Rebels will be granted full membership once requirements from the national organization are met. These requirements include hosting a hometown event against a full-member league, Fagan said. The Gainesville Roller Rebels has 40 active female skaters. Half are current UF students, she said. Each member pays to be part of the team. But the motive to play goes beyond the money. Thats the thing about roller derby, Fagan said. Everyone does it because they love it. Torrie Higgins, a 26-year-old applied physiology and kinesiology doctorate student, said she is excited about the Roller Rebels new direction. Its a huge opportunity for us, she said. Its a huge marker to show all the hard work we put in the past few years. 4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012Courtesy of Gainesville Roller Rebels / Dana John HillLeBrawn Maimes of the Gainesville Roller Rebels secures lead jammer position in a jam against the Thunder City Derby Sirens on Oct. 23, 2011. The womens roller derby league has been picked to join a national skating apprenticeship program. Gainesville roller derby team eligible to compete nationally THE EVENT BEGINS AT 7 P.M. DAVID A. MURPHYAlligator Contributing WriterThe 23rd annual Florida Invitational Step Show is going Back to the Basics this year. The weekend begins with a kick-off event Friday and concludes with FISSFest and the step show. We have really gone out of our way this year to explain why FISS is important, to teach them about black history and the history and legacy and traditions of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, said Shaniqua Thompson, executive director of FISS. Beat boxer and rapper Doug E. Fresh will host the show. To help set the mood for Saturday nights event, FISSFest, for merly known as Greek Fest, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Flavet Field. The step show will take place Saturday at the OConnell Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event begins at 7 p.m. Jaleesa Green, a 19-year-old accounting sophomore, said this will Her aunts used to take her when she was younger. She described FISS as a wonderful experience, even if you dont know about the organizations. Thompson said this years FISS has several surprises in store for attendees. She said, Expect to be enter tained. Its going to be one of those things that you go home and you tell people about.Doug E. Fresh to host 23rd annual step show Saturday at O'DomeStudent's condition not releasedparked in front of the dorm, which is located on Stadium Road next to Gator Corner Dining Center. Students crowded on the lawn by one of the dorms entrances, many of them asking each other what happened. Few people seemed to know. partment of Housing and cials would only say someone was injured. trances to the hall with caution tape, and students who to go inside to grab books or notes they needed for classes. Keegan Delanoy, a 19-yearold mechanical engineering freshman, had to show up to his Calculus 2 and Computer Aided Graphics and Design classes unprepared. opened at 6:15 p.m. NOrRThH, from page 1Regular exercise, eating breakfast helps maintain healthy metabolismorganization called Be Real that works with UF and the center to help students with eating disI have witnessed people go too far, she said. I have seen friends faint from a lack of food due She said shes heard students talk about going running instead of eating dinner and going on week-long fruit-juice fasts to lose weight. There are better ways for students to reach their weight-loss goals, she said. Daggs recommended getting more exercise and eating breakfast to jump-start metabolism. Some signs that might signal an eating disor der include a withdrawn attitude, exercise and food obsessions, not eating in front of people, being upset or moody all the time, counting calories and fad dieting. Students interested in learning more about Be Real can check out the organization on Facebook or visit the blog at berealuf.wordpress. com. WEIghGHT, from page 1 She worked out on a cardio machine until she became lightheaded. She had to sit by the front desk until she could stand up.Briana BostwickUF public relations seniorGroup one of 13 leagues accepted to program We have really gone out of our way this year to explain why FISS is important, to teach them about black history and the history and legacy and traditions of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.Shaniqua Thompsonexecutive director of FISS Suicide Prevention IInfo Students considering suicide or friends of such students can call the UF Counseling and Wellness Center at 352392-1575. Emergency appointments are available on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and an on-call telephone response is available at any time. Students can also contact the Alachua County Crisis Center at 352-264-6789. A telephone counselor answers directly 24 hours a day.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 HEALTH KELSEY GRENTZERAlligator Contributing Writer Inpatient eating disorder treatment facility opens at Shands BLAINE KRIVACEKAlligator Contributing Writer Speaker to talk historical anti-Jewish violence at Hillel PRIZES INCLUDE A TRIP TO MEXICO.SHELBY WEBBAlligator Contributing Writer UF students website offers prizes for original content

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR40 TOTAL VOTES40% YES 60% NOWednesdays question: Do you enjoy swing dancing? Todays question: Did you go to the Drake concert? Season for ChangeAlligator endorses Students PartyWe have received very impressive platforms from both Student Government parties during the past week, and there are a lot of things on each platform we believe would be a positive improvement for UF and its students. Surprisingly, there are even issues on which both parties agree. Each party sees the need for more transparency in SG and has strong plans for increasing that transparency. And each party advocates a much-needed switch away from the outdated Webmail service to a user-friendly Gmail system. The Unite Party has a strong ticket with candidates who have the power to get things done. But occasionally the people in charge become so accustomed to their positions Right now, we need the Students Party to take the reigns and get things back in order. The Students Party and its candidates this semester bring the proposition of an SG with a new face and a new attitude. While the platforms of both parties include many policy goals that will bring constructive changes to UF as a whole, only the Students Party realizes that SG must ensure that it works internally before it can do any work for the students of UF. The Students Party emphasizes an end to the image of nepotism, corruption and favoritism surrounding SG and a sponsibility that is desperately needed for any governing body. The Students Party ticket has indicated a strong dedication to the following ideas: (1) ensuring that people put in positions of power are chosen for their merit, (2) cutting back on redundancy and waste and (3) guaranteeing that the students have a voice in the affairs of the university, one of the most important functions of any student government. We not only endorse the Students Party executive ticket but also endorse the idea of a stronger minority in the Senate. No student government should ever be ruled by a single party. We also encourage you to look at the Student Senate candidates running to represent you and consider that SG can not only ensures a great deal of checks and balances but also presents the opportunity for more collaboration on projects that both parties see as important. The Students Party may have ideas that seem small compared to the lofty goals of the Unite Party, but focusing on small, doable projects can add up to a lot of positive changes in the end. SG does matter at UF, and it has the potential to do a lot of things for the good of the university. Lets make sure SG knows its the students who hold the power to change things and vote for the Students Party.Gatorship offers life-changing experienceI used to hear the word diversity and roll my eyes. Sure, I considered myself an extremely accepting person of all types of people, but Id always felt diversity was a ploy that undermined our meritocratic society. I was wrong. Attending last weekends Gatorship a leadership and diver sity retreat sponsored by UFs Multicultural and Diversity life. I attended a private high school with a graduating class of 90 students. For the most part, everyone was white, upper-class and pretty full of themselves. The strategic way in which my school prominently placed diverse students on its website constituted my only exposure to diversity. Coming to UF, I felt that in recognizing this fault in my education I had defeated it. Yes, surely I embraced all types of people, I thought. So when I was applying for Gatorship and my friends were telling me it was a life-changing experience, I couldnt help but be skeptical. What could I possibly have to learn? I wasnt biased, right? back from Gatorship a changed person: Both my cynical view on the world and my skeptical view on diversity have ing everything Ive learned with everyone I encounter. I cant give away too much, but Gatorship is an intense and thought-provoking weekend retreat where 60 UF students participate in team-building activities, provocative workshops and extremely honest group discussions. answers as they challenged every assumption society has made about people. Assumptions such as its OK to use the phrase thats retarded or thats gay. In actuality, both of these terms are extremely offensive. By exchanging gay or retarded with the word stupid, we make it OK to demean these groups. Our language matters, and you never know whos listening. It also challenged assumptions, such as the notion that those who speak another language or carry a thick accent are to be dismissed. Some of the most articulate and moving people I met at Gatorship were those who spoke with the thickest accents. Just because someone does not speak the language of the majority does not mean they are any less of a person or deserve any less respect. I learned that my parents socioeconomic status, and thus my privilege, is not something anyone can merely earn if they work hard enough. In fact, we have no understanding of the battles families wage every day, and we cannot tell someone how they should have lived their life or what wrong decisions they made. There are, in fact, enormous bureaucratic and circumstantial barriers in the way of the American dream. We also battled assumptions such as being handicapped hand perspectives and secondhand experiences about people with handicaps moved me to tears. It made me appreciate all the things I take for granted: walking, speaking, even being able to type these words. Some of the strongest and most resilient people in the world are handicapped in some most of us cannot even imagine. Taking the time to listen and having the courage to share my own experiences profoundly moved me. Never before have I been able to apply the life struggles of someone else to my own. Never before have I been able to connect with peoples everyday hardships. Never before have I been so poignantly aware of the human condition. And so, I guess if you had to boil it all down, Plato had battle. Garrett Bruno is a political science sophomore at UF. His column appears on Thursdays. Garrett Brunoopinions@alligator.org

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Students Party is serious about cutting costsOur Student Body President, Anthony Reynolds, recently wrote to the Alligator that he cannot, in good conscience, spend student fee money on expenses that do not go to serving UF students. While I, and the Students Party, vehemently disagree with President Reynoldss decision to hand over the student voice on the Board of Governors to Rick Scott, I must applaud against Student Government waste. I assume in the next few days the Unite Party will announce it is no longer in favor of the $3,000 meal plans parking decals. After all, none of those perks go to serving UF students.While they are at it, perhaps they can get rid of the waste in the rest of SG. If our federal government can do with 15 cabinet positions, surely a student government does not need 32 directors for 23 cabinet positions. As it stands, many SG cabinets and agencies put on events where no more than a handful of students attend, with trays and trays of food leftover students dime. Not only is this a huge waste of money, it prevents students gramming that other organizations actually do. To ensure that student money is not being wasted, the Students Party will require each cabinet director to pair up with a student organization to increase turnout and cut costs for events. We will also re-organize executive agencies such as IMAGE, which currently does nothing, to act as a bendent experience at UF. Carly Wilson Students Party senator§ §§Student Body president has flawed reasoningReading Student Body President Anthony Reynolds most recent explanation for why the student representative to the Board of Governors should be appointed by the governor and not elected by students was confusing at best and enraging at worst. Reynolds cited his motivation as concern for spending student money on a lavish, exclusive club for Student Body presidents, but clearly that wasting-student-money thing was changeable as the fee situation changed last remove the wasteful spending and reduce the fees from the Florida Stuthat was his concern with the current system? Removing the vote from the process is undermining democratic principles, plain and simple, and the fact that Reynolds is OK with undermining democratic principles when a simpler solution was present and clearly feasible should make us all very, very worried. Sigrun Ahlquist UF seniorLetters to the EditorWhen attempting to describe individuals on opposite ends of the political spectrum, we often use stereotypes. Conser vatives are considered members of the prevailing institutionalized culture, and progressives are seen as the brave and intrepid members of the counterculture. These stereotypes developed in part out of the 1960s, when the far-left in America (the hippies, to use a popular moniker) rebelled against an allencompassing traditional society. Progressives of the 1960s were seen as part of the counterculture because, at the time, social values were largely imparted by parents. When these radical youths rebelled against their conservative families, they were rejecting the prevailing institutions. When the denizens of free love and the overturning of cultural norms, they were indeed countercultural, for when they were presented with the prevailing culture, they said no. However, the problem is we still use these stereotypes today. We assume that the prevailing culture is conservative and the counterculture is progressive because we are still stuck in the same political paradigm born out of the hippie generation. The prevailing culture, in fact, is no longer conservative in the least. This stems from the fact that the primary educators of young people are no longer their parents; instead, the primary educator is the media. Hollywood is now the prevailing institution rather than the family unit. And unlike the traditional family unit, Hollywood has never labored under any accusations of conservatism. As a conservative, when I watch TV, I am ironically forced to do the same thing as the progressives of the 1960s I have to say no. Whether its watching Rachel and Ross jumping into bed together before marriage or Gob Bluth erecting a Mission Accomplished banner in a mockery of the Iraq War, conservatives are forced to swallow their pride if they wish to engage in the popular culture. Conservatives are now the members of the counterculture, not progressives. This is not a natural balance and leads many conservatives to When the mainstream media became largely progressive, clever individuals such as Rupert Mur doch and Rush Limbaugh saw a vacuum from which to prosper. Distasteful individuals such as Bill OReilly and Limbaugh now dominate mainstream conservative culture men who bear little resemblance to previous luminaries such as Edmund Burke and Russell Kirk. Conservatives have become so incensed at their current cultural standing that they are willing to listen to such radicals in order to obtain a cathartic release of their woes. This status quo must change in order for conservatives to regain cultural and intellectual relevancy. to their ancestral and cultural lineage. It is time for conservatives to end the current age of insecurity and phobia and lead by example to be compassionate, thoughtful and morally honest. William F. Buckley Jr. often said to be a conser vative meant to stand in front of the locomotive of history and yell, Stop! Conservatives should once again embrace that role rather than follow spiteful radicals who only want to blow up the tracks. Luke Bailey is a history junior at UF. His column regularly appears on Wednesdays.Conservatives should forgo radical behavior to stay culturally relevantColumn Luke Baileyopinions@alligator.org

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theAvenue THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Lilyhammer has the same level of production value as shows on cable channels but is only available from Avenue WriterPop-rock ensemble The Fray shows just as much heart as it does vulnerability on Scars and Stories, the bands third album after a three-year-long recording hiatus, guided by notable producer Brendan OBrien (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam). Drawing on its previous commercial success (tracks such as Over My Head (Cable Car) and How To Save A Life set them on the fast track to pop-rock prominence), the groups latest effort is taking a performance-heavy marketing approach. The band will be featured on the critically acclaimed Public Broadcasting Service program Live From The Artists Den, following in the footsteps of Adele, Bon Iver and Death Cab for Cutie. In addition, the group teamed up with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for its popular Soundcheck series, giving fans the chance to hear the group in a stripped-style performance and to check out behind-the-scenes footage of the Denverbased band. Similar to previous records, the album is a mix of fastpaced singles (like the leading track Heartbeat) and slow, melancholy tunes (like the piano ballad Be Still). Many of the bands contemporaries, ranging from Augustana to Relient K, have made an effort to use this popular formula of pop plus piano to create the perfect adult alternative sound, but The Fray has arguably taken control of the genre. With its consistent radio-friendly singles (Heartbeat continues to climb the Billboard Hot 100 chart), the group has made a lasting impression on the ears of music lovers. The mesh of fast and slow songs are evenly distributed among the 12-track record. Following the lead single is The Fighter, its light guitar sound and gang vocals prominent behind singer Isaac Slades smooth vocals, masking the melancholy lyrics. Lamenting loneliness has always been with me . ./ Maybe we were meant to be on our own, Slade has per fected the acute cry brand of vocalization, his gravelly tenor easily accenting the pain of the lyrics. Yet, just as the band has demonstrated in the past, the underlying inspirational tone of the music transforms the dejected feeling to one that is motivational, no matter the lyrical content. While The Fighter has instances of hurt laced in the lyrics, the underlying message of the music, through both the lyrics and the melody, shows off the bands ultimately positive outlook. This song in particular, as Slade described to Denver Westwood Blogs, centers on wrestling with doubt and fac[ing] your doubts, especially in a relationship. Transitions from down-and-out mindsets to uplifted spirits take precedence in songs such as 48 to Go, a song about a romantic road trip. The song tak[es] it slow and passes its relaxed mood to the audience, thanks in large part to lead guitarist Dave Welsh and rhythm guitarist Joe Kings smooth, calming riffs and quiet backing vocals. This encouraging sentiment is also prominent on tracks such as Run For Your Life, the recently announced sophomore single. You dont have to go it alone, Slade croons, encouraging both the songs subject and listeners alike to not give up. Songs like Life are also outlets showing their interest in the world around them (in 2010, Slade traveled to Africa, visiting with Rwandas president, Paul Kagame, among other stops). This creative spin on the bands global awareness is not only a way to see the world, but to inspire the members in their songwriting. (Slade ended up writing Heartbeat after his visit to Rwanda). No adult contemporary album would be complete without the stereotypically romantic seize the moment ballad. However, The Fray take that concept and make it too catchy and calming to pass up, with Rainy Zurich becoming a nice exhibition of Slades upper register. Heartfelt similes and thoughtful what ifs (Maybe Ill .) punctuate the tune. The slightly cliched lyrics are overshadowed by what is arguably Slades best vocal performance on the record, Chris Martin. The band is producing a slew of new live show adver tisements, along with a nation-wide tour (which will be stopping at the Hard Rock Live Orlando on May 3). The Frays listener-friendly material continues to grow more heartfelt with time, indulging fans with its tried-buttrue, easy going musical style once again. Youve probably heard vincent Martella before without even Photo courtesy of Sony MusicScars & Stories, the third album from The Fray, brings many levels of lyrics that blend with poppy piano beats.The Fray show its scars and stories on new album Third album mixes lyrics with deep beats The Fray

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 MICHAEL NEWMANAvenue WriterJanuary has come to a close, and the new semester seems to be just beginning. After all of the post-holiday reunions and celebrations, a lot of us are beginning to realize how quickly the rent catches up and wonder whether we should see if the landlord will give us a discount for the month of February since its the shortest month anyway. People have their own methods of saving, from using the car less to going out less to simply eating less. But before you invest your last few dollars in Krishna cards and Tupperware or start shopping around to see which school clubs consistently offer the best pizza take a look at some ways Ive found to live fairly comfortably, spending around $10 to $20 a week on food. (Note: Im leaving politics and nutrition out of this. Feel free to modify this advice as matter what your diet is like.) This seems like a no-brainer, but making a list and sticking to it can be a lot harder than it seems. Think about what you might want to eat, what you normally eat and what you can actually eat within your budget. If theres anything that you normally buy pre-made, cross it off and buy the ingredients to make it. You might spend a little more in the beginning, but you can always use the extra ingredients for something else later. Meat will weigh down your food budget considerably as well, so either forgo it or buy a minimal amount depending on your tastes and how much you can swing for it. Fresh organic produce, sadly, is still quite expensive, so stick to a few things you know you wont throw out and can be used a variety of ways. I usually go for bananas, onions, garlic, potatoes and cabbage. And, while youre in the produce section, look to see whats on sale, and try not to get suckered into Purchasing healthy and fresh food isnt as scary as it seems KAY BEAAvenue ColumnistI know what youre all expecting. Youre expecting a full-force rant founded on one or more of the following positions: What a BS Hallmark holiday, Yeah, its awesome if youre in love, but Im not, so thanks for reminding me of my solitude, jerk, Boohoo, NOBODY LOVES ME, Aw, look at the girl with the bouquet of roses. Im so HAPPY for her. Not, That couple staring dreamily into each others eyes make me want to gouge my own out. You get the idea. So, this week marked the passing of the holiday lovingly referred to as Valentines Day. For a time thats supposed to remind people to stop and feel the good vibrations all around, I cant help but notice an ever-increasing backlash against Cupid and his chocolate-dipped arrows. In fact, Im just going to come right out and say that many of you are downright bitter toward this day of lurve. I wont pretend that I dont understand the reasons for these opposite reactions, for it takes neither a genius nor a shrink where these feelings stem. Loneliness can be a total pain in the ass, and when a day that screams romance rolls around, you cant help but feel a pang of go away run through your mind. The hearts, dinners, bottles of red wine, sentimental cards, bunches of balloons, pink-frosted cookies. In a way, when you stop and think about this hullabaloo, the entire charade becomes comical. Yet despite this silliness, even a friendly bag of Hersheys Kisses can turn the most steady temperaments a bit nutty. My single friends and I used to joke that Valentines Day was the one day out of the year when the guy(s) you were kind of dating would purposely avoid all contact with you. No one in a casual relationship can handle the weight of the words Happy Valentines Day because think of all of the mixed messages that phrase sends. I kid you not, there was one year I was seeing three guys and none of them called me on Feb. 14. They all dropped me a line the following day, though. If thats not true love, then I dont know what is. Spoiler alert: I no longer talk to any of the previously mentioned male suitors. Shocking, I know. What cracks me up even more are the vehement retaliations against Valentines Day. If youre single, it seems that an obligatory statement needs to be made that declares disence to the circumstance. But are those who fall into the lonely hearts club really ready to dismiss Valentines Day altogether? Its upsetting when surface traditions overpower the real purpose for holidays. Christmas is slapped by the culprit of materialism, Halloween with aphrodisiac dress-up and St. Pattys Day with sweet, sweet beer. How many of you reading this can honestly say that there is at least one person in your life whom you truly love? Rather than drowning in sentiments of self-pity, why not get over yourself and use Valentines Day as a cue to tell your friends, family, postal worker or apartment manager that you dig them? Then raid the clearance chocolate. Russel Stover, you are my truest love. The Art of Flying Solo, Topic 5: Lonely Hearts Club food SEE GROCEERY, PAg GE 11

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10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012Photo courtesy of Vin Man Enterprise, Inc.Vincent Martella, a voice-actor, balances his work and social life between taking classes at UF. NICOLE LA HOZAvenue WriterVincent Martella remembers stepping onto time, passing by animations from Pinocchio and historic drawings from the 1940s. Turning to his dad, he said, If I could work there for the rest of my life, I would be more than happy. Now, its where animation for Disneys Daytime Emmy-winning cartoon Phineas and Ferb takes place. Martella, who voices Phineas, couldnt be more proud of that fact. But the 19-year-old actor hasnt stopped at one goal. college with UFs online business program after graduating from DeLand High School in 2011. He divides his time between Disney Studios and school. I was pretty adamant about not wanting to give up my education for my career, he said. I other. Martella visited UF the week of Thanksgiving to attend live lectures, meet professors and catch up with friends. Hes currently in California working on the fourth season of Phineas and Ferb. It follows the adventurous, inventive lives of stepbrothers Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher during summer 2013. Its kind of going to be the coolest thing ever, Martella said. Not a big deal, but its going to be amazing. The more Disney 365 (a news segment on the Disney Channel) promotions Martella did, the more students during his junior and senior year of high school asked him to demonstrate the soft, nasally Phineas voice. Martella called promoting Phineas and Ferb: The Second Dimension, the shows TV movie, last summer mind boggling. Things like that -I took a step back, he said. It really blew my mind that its a phenomenon right now. Not all of his time goes toward acting. A lot of normal teenage shenanigans, he said, like going to an L.A. Kings game at Staples Center When he was younger, fun derived from imitating celebrities and creating voices; his shtick, Martella said. During his Phineas audition six years ago, creators handed him character art, a brief description sans age and two paragraphs detailing a plan to build a roller coaster. Martellas imagination led him to a bright, innocent voice he said could make you smile. Acting was never something pushed on the Rochester-born actor. After his impressions routine one day, Martella said someone joked that he should be an actor. He agreed. After asking his parents for acting classes, everything fell into place. Martella booked work on TV in California with a guest spot in Cracking Up and a recur School Survival Guide. He spent eight to nine months out of the year there to edy documenting the life of comedian Chris Rock during the s in Brooklyn. Martella played Chris nerdy, headstrong best friend. Spots in movies include Role Models, where Martella exhibited improv skills opposite Paul Rudd, and Baitshop with Bill Engvall and Billy Ray Cyrus. He also contributed to the RPG series Final Fantasy XIII as the voice of Hope Estheim in 2009. You take something, as an actor, from every job you get whether its comedy or drama or animation, Martella said. No matter where my careers going to go, as long as Im having fun, Im going to love it.Voice-actor takes UF classes when hes not busy working

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 11 RYAN GALLOWAYAvenue WriterLets talk about sex. I am a virgin. I am a 25-year-old, well-adjusted black male in relatively decent shape, and Ive never once had sex. You know what? It doesnt bother me one bit. I dont consider myself any better or worse than anyone else because of it. I have a girlfriend, and weve never done the deed. Ill admit that I want to sometimes, but Im going to wait until my wife and I can have that really awesome, fantastic sex that people pretend to write songs about. Heck, even the Bible talks about good sex, and I want it one day. Still, my sexual abstinence has granted me the distance and perspective to see the currents in the world around me without being swept along pert opinion, but it is an honest one. ery sexual whim and fancy, and I dont think were the better for it. Look at our marriages, or better yet, our divorce rate. Check out the increasingly early ages at which children are being exposed to explicit pornography. How many people grew up with fathers that spent all their time in the garage, doing work on the computer? Is this really what weve wanted all along? Am I forced to chase every piece of tail like a dog in heat just because Ive got a penis? How about all you women? Do you have to tell Victorias secret every time you wear a blouse just because it can be told? I would submit that the answer is no. Why? Because I am more than my sex organs. Coincidentally, so are you. My identity is not found in my sexual exploits. I think its sad that so much of who we are and what we do is motivated and driven by sexual urges. Who said I have to experiI found some STD stats that would suggest that I dont. Hey, freshmen guy that has never been with a girl? Its not a big deal. Hey, girl with the slimy boyfriend? Dump the loser and your lady lumps. Women, you are way more valuable than your mammary glands. Be hard to get, in the nonmanipulative sense. A man should have to go on a hunt for that precious heart of yours in order to win the prize. Men, you have way more to offer society than the size of your package. Im willing to bet that shes not waiting to measure the width of your bicep, but the strength of your character and the depth of your compassion. Lets grow up and be men. Why do I care so much? Our increasing sexualization affects our culture in more ways at all times of the day. Women and men are subjecting each other to fantastical, unrealistic and debilitating expectations of body images. on the market are now staying on the farm, the dizzying amount of porn that constitutes come one of the most disgustingly lucrative markets on the planet because of our fast-food approach to sex. Am I old-fashioned? Probably. Uncool? Sure. Repressed? Maybe. Mock me all you culture we would be if we indulged our nutritional appetites as we did our sexual ones. Obesity, which plagues two-thirds of our nation, would be the least of our problems. Im not saying sex is bad. What Im saying is that raging hormones dont make us who we are. What if sex, as great as it is, wasnt meant to be cheapened by giving the goods to every and hot as it is, unmitigated sexual appetites are much like a burning log in a living room. Eventually, the whole house is going to go up true? Im not so sure. Ive run across a revolutionary idea or two in my day. I am a 25-year-old virgin, and strangely enough, Im not trying to get laid anytime soon. Because I am more than my sex organs.The 25-year-old Virgin Speaks Out about Sex and Love sex You can buy the ingredients to make your own condimentsbuying overpriced and less fresh pre-cut vegetables. While youre in the grocery store, make sure to take a stop at the bulk bins. Theyre the big plastic containers that let you buy nuts, grains, beans, and other goods by the pound. They can be spotted in just about any health food store, Wards and one or two of the Publix stores in the Gainesville area. There are a million different ways to combine whats available. Its also easy to try new things because you can get as little as a few cents worth of something youre not quite sure about. If you enjoy soy or almond milk, you can make it yourself with dried almonds or soybeans from the bulk bins and water and sugar to taste. There are a million different recipes online, varying in labor intensity from about 15 minutes to hours. If you enjoy sprouts on your sandwich or want a nice, Asian-style dinner, the same holds true for just about any whole grain or bean. A more detailed explanation can be found online, but you should soak them overnight, rinse them at least twice a day after that and let them drain during the rest of the time. In a couple of days youll see what started as a few measly tablespoons of beans take over your container, to the point where underestimating your harvest can easily turn a blessing into a curse. Ive found mung beans to be the tastiest and most successful when you dont have anything left in the pantry other than white rice and packets of soy sauce. Chickpeas are tasty when they work, but time to rinse them thoroughly. Sungreens that are perfect in a sandwich. Keep experimenting with these; everything comes out a little bit different. While youre getting the rest of your staple foods, see if you can also buy spices in bulk $3 jars of spices are actually 50 cents of spice and $2.50 of jar. Your last stop if you can make it is Big Lots or another closeout store. It may seem cheap and trashy, but the trashiness is what you make of it. Look at their selection of international foods and buy any kind of sauces that look appealing. Do the same in some olive oil. If you can keep your blinders on near brightly colored snacks and candy you havent seen with what would normally be the priciest items in your pantry for about $5 total. In Gainesville, were lucky to have access to a lot of the places and services that let us eat healthy foods without breaking the bank. Even if you dont need to cut many corners, make sure to appreciate the bounty this town has to offer and remember that many of our peers across the state are stuck in a fast-food desert. GROCERY, from page 9

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NATALIA SIEUKARANAvenue WriterPremiering right after the Super Bowl, the second season of NBCs The Voice showcased the talent and fun it had to offer, which reminded viewers why its a show worthy to compete against the likes of American Idol and X Factor. summer and was thought to be an underdog singing-show competition unlikely to compete against the already established singing shows backed by the snarky Simon Cowell. Inspired by the The Voice of Holland, executive producer Mark Burnett worked with the original creator, John de Mol, to create what would become the antithesis to Idol. The show judges competitors solely on their voices, a phenomenon in vocal competitions since whole package. In addition to the different concept, instead of judges criticizing the acts, there are coaches, who happen to be heavyhitters in the music industry, to guide and inspire the contestants. The coaches, dubbed four of the biggest stars on the planet, are as follows: Maroon 5s frontman Adam Moves Like Jagger Levine, sultry Dirrty-girl Christina Aguilera, singer/songwriter/producer Cee Lo Green and country star Blake Shelton. The dont have much in common, but it sure works. The chemistry, jokes and sexual tension (at least between Levine and Augilera) all induced by the four some of anti-Idol advocates are sur prisingly entertaining. So enter taining that the show was this years Super Bowl lead-out program. But how has the second season fared against Idol? Post, on Feb. 8 Idol brought in 7.7 million views for the 18-49 age range, while on Feb. 6 The Voice brought in 8.5 million in the same range thats almost a million more people who tuned in to watch Levine and Aguilera bicker. In addition to the coaches, the competition works in three stages: blind auditions, battle stage and live shows. Along with the foolproof formula, the prize is pretty nice too. Firstseason winner Javier Colon, who had viewers at the beginning with his rendition of Cyndi Laupers Time After Time, won $100,000 and a record deal from Universal Republic. yond the blind audition, which is the most interesting phase as the four coaches have their backs turned to the contestants singing their hearts out in hopes of landing a spot on one of the coaches teams of 12. If the coaches like what they hear, they simply press the button and the singer has a spot on the team. If more than one coach pushes, the tables turn and the power is with the contestant, as now he or she can pick a team. This also happens to be a competition between the coaches because they want to create a team of diverse singers to compete against each other for the live shows. The new season is just as enter to be full of humor as the coaches the singers they want. Each endear ing trait rolled over from last season is now a trademark: Levines carsalesman-type persuading, Aguilera almost pressing the button but in the pretty ladies and Blakes comments that would be creepy if said by anyone else. country singer RaeLynn, who took a risk singing a Miranda Lambert (Sheltons wife) song, but her rough, raspy voice had Adam and Blake wanting her very badly and going to great lengths to persuade her they could make her into a star. Levine and Aguilera bickered over tattooed, high-heeled rockerchick Juliet Simms, who crooned The Beatles Oh! Darling, while Green just chilled out and coyly said, You turn me on. That seemed to be the tiebreaker since she ultimately chose him. Doesnt anyone remember that the season one winner was on Levines team? Just saying. Jermaine Paul, a back-up singer for Alicia Keys who happened to send a good-luck video to him (you wonder why she didnt help the guy), did an R&B take on Avril Lavignes Complicated and quickly got the attentions of Shelton and Green. He went with Shelton. Of course, there are the ones who dont get picked but who did have what it takes to turn those chairs around, such as the 20-yearold in the bowtie whose pitch threw off the coaches and the rocker dad whos motivated every day by his wife and baby son. What would the show be without the performances of the biggest stars on the planet? In the midst of all the auditions, the judges paid a tribute to Prince with Aguilera dominating the vocals. In only two episodes, The Voice had a lot going on that kept viewers on the edge and never bored. Its easy to understand why it beat out the monotonous same-old weve been getting from Idol for years. With a coaches from a wide variety of genres, it seems that the singers never have to compromise their style. Pop, rock, indie, R&B its all appreciated. This is the biggest difference from other singing competitions: The artists can simply be themselves. And that genuine quality is what seems to have viewers more inter ested in it than in Idol. The Voice is on NBC on Mondays at 8 p.m. 12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012Photo courtesy of NBC UniversalIts just as fun to watch the judges of The Voice playfully interact during the show as it is on Twitter. Season 2 of The Voice beats out rival American Idol JOE OUNGAvenue Writer from the media over the past six months, such as the failed attempt to split the company into two services, the price changes and the loss of its contract with Starz Play, the company has managed to conjure up something that can separate it from its competition: streaming original conannounced good news. original series, Lilyhammer. Such a move is a breakthrough in the entertainment business because it shows other entertainment corporations (in this case Norwegian Broadcasting Company [NRK]) and give viewers something that no one on this side of the Atlantic Ocean can. and NRK and originally aired in Norway on Jan. 25. The show set a Norwegian record of 1.2 million viewers watching new episodes as they aired for the past few weeks. The series was scheduled to launch on Jan. 1, but was delayed due to Norwegian allegations of illegal product placement. The eight-episode series set in Lillehammer, Norway, stars Steven Van Zandt, who is known for his role as Silvio Dante on the hit TV series The Sopranos. Lilyhammer is about Van Zandts character, a former mobster named Frank The Fixer Tagliano, who is relocated through a witness protection program to Lillehammer after testifying against a New York mob boss. Tagliano chose Lillehammer because he was intrigued by the city after he saw it on TV in the 1994 Winter Olympics. While Tagliano (now Giovanni Johnny Hendriksen) understands Norwegian, a familiar character to American audiences as they empathize and acclimate to the new land and language along with the series main character. In the past, TV companies have aired new episodes on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis to keep viewers coming on the series launch date. Ted Sarandos, chief content ofwhat they wanted: choice and control. The ability to go on a binge of their favorite TV series is one of the many reawas going to follow that model despite being a new series. The production quality of Lilyhammer is something one would expect from a premium pay-per-view TV service, itself from the rest of its competition in the video-streaming industry. The same day Lilyhammer was released, Verizon announced a deal with Coinstar (the parent company of Redbox) to provide a video-streaming service in direct has struck a licensing agreement with media giant Viacom to offer 15,000 videos to Amazon Prime customers through its video-streaming service over the next few months. to air two other original series. A new series called House of Cards is a political thriller starring Kevin Spacey and directed by David Fincher (director of Fight Club) that is based on a 1990 BBC miniseries of the same name and will air in late 2012. A brand new season of Arrested Development, a series that was canceled by Fox six years ago, will air in 2013. ing subscriptions that start at $7.99/month for unlimited streaming. New members will receive a free one-month televisionThe Voice offers a new dynamic

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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 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 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 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publication days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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14, ALLIGATOR 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 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 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 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 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. 4-25-12-72-6 ESTATE 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 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND We Buy Cell Phones & other Electronics (iPads,iPods,Gaming Systems,Laptops.) Working or Not We Unlock & Repair Phones Techmodo 6450 SW Archer RD (352)872-5881 2-29-18-8 In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-12-72-10 Uf Surplus Equipment Auctions are underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-25-12-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 4-25-73-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-25-11-99-10 Designated drivers are the greatest

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ALLIGATOR Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2573-11 4-25-12-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-25-12-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 2-27-35-11 Your roommate hasnt done the dishes in How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-25-72-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 4-25-1272-12 I Buy 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 $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-25-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-25-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.com VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 2-16-12-8-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.

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16, 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. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-12-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-25-1272-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2512-72-14 A awesome summer job in Maine! If youre looking to spend this summer outdoors, have fun while you work, and make lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp Mataponi, a childrens summer camp, has positions available in Land Sports (lacrosse, soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, field hockey), Waterfront (sailing, canoeing, waterskiing, life guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater, Dance, Gymnastics, Video, Photography, Nurses, Maintenance, Cooking and more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel provided. Call us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at www.campmataponi.com. 2-21-12-31-14 Summer Jobs $2400 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 11 Aug 4. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. www.floridaelks.org/feyc/index.aspx 4-25-12-72-14 DOMINOS PIZZA NOW HIRINGClosing Drivers. $100/night Guaranteed. Apply at gatordominos.com 2-24-12-30-14 FEMALE SMOKERS! Do you want to quit smoking? Female smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 2-20-20-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 4-25-12-57-14 Bench Scientist Position. Research with ELISAs and antibody production. Familiarity with ELISAs and immunology desired. Should have a Bachelor's degree in science field. Please send resume to info@elisa-tek. com 2-20-12-14-14 Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida is conducting a research study for women 20-40 yo on birth control pills. Compensation given. For details call Bonnie Coats at 273-9014 3-19-30-14 Do you want to quit smoking? We are currently recruiting smokers between the ages of 18 and 60 for a smoking cessation study. Please contact the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or smokeclinic@gmail.com for further details 2-1712-10-14 Planting, Mulching & MowingStudent needed for yard work & gardening. $12/hr, up to 25 hrs/wk. Email resume to: jaythaw@bellsouth.net 2-16-12-5-14 $$$ Brokers Needed $$$ If you have a burning desire to succeed, your dedicated and coachable,then we need to talk. Call me for a meeting that could position you to make a potential six figure income. Daniel 305-282-1839 2-16-5-14 GET PAID TO TYPE!! Transcribe audio dictations. Create your own skd M-F, 7am -midnight. $7.67-$12+, based on speed and accuracy. Close to campus. Ideal for PT and Students! Requires 70+ wpm, minimum of 16 hours per week, English as first language. gnvjobs@uigfla.com 2-17-12-5-14 We have the following full and part time positions: Tech Support Rep Software Developer Linux Administrator Admin Asst ACT/SAT Coordinator Video Tech Aviation Sales Accounting Editor Please complete an online application at www.gleim.com/employment. 3-2-12-1514 Seeking experienced female caregivers for overnights and weekends. Must have at least 1 year experience,HS diploma/GED.You must be able to pass Local Background and Level II Background Screening. Interested and meet requirements? Call 352-225-3251. 2-17-4-14 Medical Office Manager Trainee for midsized Dermatology practice. Duties include performing or supervising ICD-9/CPT coding, billing and collections; A/R; payroll management; employee supervision and maintenance of employee records and benefits; insurance evaluation and contracting; interfacing with clinical staff and physicians; preparing financial reports and interfacing with accountant. Seeking a mature, energetic individual with experience but will train motivated candidate. Salary, benefits and possible incentive commensurate with experience. Perfect for recent and graduating business majors. E-mail resume ofmgrbeers@AOL.com. 2-17-11-4-14 A musician is need at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church,High Springs. Need not be professional, but must be able to play both traditional and contemporary gospel. If interested please call Gloria James (386-454-9834) or Eyvonne Andrews (386-454-3186). 2-205-14 Receptionist needed for professional supportive office environment FT 8-5 M-F 10.00 per hour Please Email resume to Corey@mssgainesville.com 2-24-12-7-14 NANNY NEEDED RIGHT AWAY: 30hrs:M-F 2hrsam/+2:45-6:45pm; 3.5yrs; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix, & schedule to info@noahsarknanny.com 2-20-12-3-14 Sales Asst/Customer Svc RepApply in person at Tomlinson Motor Company, 3580 N Main St $10/hr, part time 15-20 hrs/wk flexible. 2-23-12-6-14 Part time lot position at busy powersports store. Self motivated person able to do a variety of jobs including cleaning, set up and loading of machines. Requires some heavy and strenuous work. Applicants must be presentable, and have a valid license. Mechanical aptitude is a must. Motorcycle endorsed preferred. Apply in person at Polaris of Gainesville 12556 nw US hwy 441 Alachua 2-20-12-3-14 DATA ENTRY/CLERICAL POSITION FT ECG Department Please apply in person Institute of Veterinary Spec 3603 NW 98th St. Suite A 2-22-5-14 RECEPTION POSITION FT Please apply in person Institute of Veterinary Spec 3603 NW 98th St Suite A 2-22-5-14 IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-25-72-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. 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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Tennis player receives honorFlorida mens tennis player Bob van Overbeek won the SEC Mens Tennis Player of the Week on Wednesday after defeating No. 2 Dennis Novolo on Sunday.Florida swimming at SEC Championships Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday. For the full story, visit alligatorSports.org. Floridas third-ranked lacrosse team won its home opener against Jacksonville on Wednesday. See story, page 19. David Carr / AlligatorAfter not having a foulout throughout the 2010-11 season, Florida has been racking them up as of late, totaling three in the past two games. With the season set to begin Friday, you can almost feel it in the air. Florida baseball is just about here, and this year, the team has everything a fan could ask for. The top-ranked Gators return every member of the weekend rotation, seven positional starters, four seniors and the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year. Theyre loaded at the top, and its not much different at the proverbial bottom, as another heralded crop of freshmen enter the fray ready to contribute. But what is the only thing missing from this national championship equation? You. Last season, Florida set records for attendance, bringing in an average of 3,753 fans every home game for a season total of 153,904. The team also set a single-game record with 5,930 fans in attendance for an extra-inning victory against Florida State on March 15. But those numbers dont tell the whole story. McKethan Stadium has a capacity of approximately 5,500, and not counting the record-setting performance against the Seminoles, the Gators drew more than 5,000 fans only twice all of last year. Their season average of 3,753 equates to 68 percent of the stadiums capacity. Comparing that number to the rest of the Southeastern Conference, its clear that Florida fans are falling well short of supporting their team. Of the 12 conference schools, only 25-29), Kentucky (55 percent; 25-30) and Alabama (59 percent; 35-28) were worse cent of capacity, bringing in an average of 10,556 per game. Even Ole Miss, which on average. Auburn, which closed the regular season 29-27, averaged 72-percent capacity. None of those teams were ranked No. 1 at any point last season not even Top-ranked UF baseball not receiving due support JOHN BOOTHE Alligator Staff Writer A little more than a week ago, the Gators barely had to think about losing players to foul trouble. Through 24 games, they had just two foulouts the lowest amount in the Southeastern Conference and both instances came during comfortable Florida victories. Missing neither Casey Prather in the second half against Stetson nor Patric Young late while hosting UAB hurt the Gators. But that was when Florida was still at full strength and didnt have to stretch its starters minutes to compensate for injuries to Will Yeguete (concussion) and Mike Rosario (hip pointer). In UFs last two games, against Tennessee and Alabama, the Gators have had three foulouts and emerged with one win and one loss. ation there when Will went down with his injury, Donovan said. We probably had to play some lineups that were not accustomed to playing and certainly got into a real bind when Erik Murphy and Patric Young picked up two fouls (against Tennessee). After recording three fouls in 36 minutes against the Volunteers, it took Young just 22 minutes on Tuesday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to scored 19 points and dominated offensively above the rim, his limited minutes helped hold him to just three rebounds. As a team, Florida was out-rebounded for the seventh time in 11 SEC games. Our guys intentions are always good, Donovan said. Theyre always trying to step up and do some more, but I think in those kinds of situations, instead of trying to step up and do more, we have to try and rely on each other some more. We have to do that and defensively. Young has gone through his own ankle injury issues in the last month, and Donovan said keeping the 6-foot-9 center fresh and not fatigued will be critical in keeping him Short-handed Gators hearing more whistles Matt Wattstwitter: @wattmatts BRYAN HOLT Alligator Writer Mike Zunino doesnt bat left-handed. In 2011, Floridas catcher hit .371 with 19 homers and 67 RBI, all from the right side of the plate. But during batting practice on Wednesday, Zunino stepped in from the opposite side and deposited a ball over the some smiles. Zunino said batting left-handed will absolutely not be an option this season, but after being named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore, he may be looking for new challenges. I try not to let it get to me, he said of the expectations. Youve got to stay tight-knit as a team; just dont get caught up in the hype. For Zunino, there is plenty of familiarity in his third year at UF. The three starting pitchers he will work with on weekends are not changing. The three options Florida has to close games have not changed. But where he will experience newfound assistance is at catcher, thanks to the addition of a player who should be starting his senior season of high school baseball. said of freshman Taylor Gushue. He works really hard. Hes already getting better as a catcher and a hitter. With the season opener approaching, those words appear to be more than just a veteran player being nice to a newcomer. Through spring scrimmages, Gushue is tied for the team lead in home runs with four. On Sunday, he hit a homer from each side of the plate, one against left-hander Brian Johnson and one against the right-handed Keenan Kish. 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FLORIDA EASILY DEFEATED JACKSONVILLE, 10-2. JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer Florida may be taking a more small-ball approach this season, but for now, Kelsey Horton is making sure the power of the past remains. Horton went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in No. 1 Floridas 10-2 win against Jacksonville in six innings Wednesday. The junior designated hitters homer was her third in just six games this season, only four home runs short of the seven she hit during the 2011 campaign. Hortons mark currently leads the team while last years leader, junior catcher Brittany Schutte, has yet to go yard. It will be everyone at some point, Horton said. Im just happy it can be me right now. The Gators (6-0) took an early 2-0 lead when Horton smacked a the bottom of the second, driving home sophomore shortstop Cheyenne Coyle. The two-run shot was Florisonville starting pitcher Brittany Eppley. [Horton]s a little more composed, thinking about her at-bats a little less, coach Tim Walton said. UF would only record one more hit against Eppley but chased her from the game in the bottom of the fourth. Freshman pitcher Lauren Haeger (2-0) led off the inning with a walk. Schutte followed with a base hit, and after another walk to Coyle the bases were loaded. The Dolphins (2-4) pulled Eppley in favor of Sarah Sigrest and Horton fouled out to the catcher, then Ensley Gammel doubled in two runs and doubling the Gators lead to 4-0. Walks to freshman Jessica Damico and senior Michelle Moultrie pushed in another run. Were not going to come out and hit 12 home runs, but we have a lot of tools to score a lot of runs in different ways, Hor ton said. On the other side of the ball, Haeger made her home debut and mostly held Jacksonville in check. The freshman pitcher threw a complete game, yielding four hits and two unearned runs, walking two and striking out seven. Haegers nerves got the best of her in the early going as she loaded the bases in the top of the second inning with just one out on two singles and a walk. However, she induced a lineinning without ceding a run, beginning a stretch of eight straight retired batters. I felt the pressure a little bit, but once I got going, it felt a lot easier, Haeger said. The Dolphins proved a pesky foe as the game carried on, tagging Haeger with two runs in the But UF overpowered JU, addvictory. Its fair to say [Haeger]s doing well, Walton said. But shes got a long way to go to get where her location needs to be. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. 18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 David Carr / AlligatorFlorida freshman pitcher Lauren Haeger threw a complete game, strik ing out seven and walking two in the Gators 10-2 win Wednesday. Horton homer helps UF win home opener LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer After an impressive freshman campaign, Alaina Johnson has so far managed to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump. Johnson, who was the 2011 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year, remains one of the Gators most consistent and productive performers more than midway through the 2012 regular season. As an all-around competitor, Johnson averages a 39.475, which ranks third in the country. She is also third in the nation on uneven bars with a 9.888 average only .002 short of the NCAA leader. She ranks 14th nationally on balance beam (9.833) and 21st on vault (9.875). I like to be, I guess, per fect, Johnson said. Ive just learned to know my body and to know what type of correction to make and make it on my own. When Johnson joined the team in the fall of 2010, coach Rhonda Faehn said she immediately loved Johnsons cerebral approach to self-improvement. thing, whether its a routine or a skill, I can see she is already analyzing what she did, Faehn said. Shes coming to me right away saying, I think I did this, or Was this any better? Shes self-correcting, which is wonderful because you know the athlete is getting it. Last year, Johnson recorded the nations second-highest all-around score with a 39.675 against Georgia and earned cise. But toward the end of the season, Johnson began to break down physically and struggled with nagging stress fractures in her ribs and shins. Something we learned about Alaina as a freshman is that she is a little bit more fragile than some of [the other gymnasts] physically, Faehn said. Of course shes incredibly strong and in phenomenal shape, but its a matter that her physical body type cannot withstand the pounding of repetitive meets in a row in all four events. Since the durability of Johnsons 5-foot-1 frame has been a concern, Floridas coaching staff has made an effort to manage her better this season. So far, the early rest has Last Friday, in UFs 197.85196.85 victory against then-No. 14 LSU, she won two of her three events. She tallied a 9.95 on vault, tying her career best to claim the individual title and scored a 9.9 to tie for the win on uneven bars. Faehn said Johnson would compete as an all-arounder when No. 2 Florida faces No. 17 Auburn on the road Friday night. Ive been focusing really hard on my landings and making sure that everything said. But itll be good to go out there and show the hard work I put in.Johnson maintaining competitive edgeGYMNaASTIcCS

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JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Writer On a night when last seasons leading scorer played less than a half, the Gators were not at a loss for goals. Nora Barry and Gabi Wiegand made sure of it. goals and Wiegand assisted on another opener at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Theyre just really dynamic, Florida coach Amanda OLeary said of Barry and Wiegand. OLeary praised Barry, a freshman mid shots. Junior attacker Kitty Cullen, the Gators after picking up her second yellow card lowed the team to score in spite of Cullens from tying a school record. ing to distribute the ball to each other OLeary said. Wiegand, a junior attacker, set the tone early for UF, completing a hat trick less tercepted a Dolphins pass in the Gators she passed it to Wiegand on the right side of the crease. Wiegand put it past Dolphins goalkeeper Karli Tobin in the top left cor ner of the net. I just remember being really happy she got the interception, Wiegand said. My defender just slid up so I positioned myself and Brittany hit me. when junior attacker Ashley Bruns won a Bruns made one defender miss and passed it to Barry just outside the crease, where she put a shot inside the right post. I was really excited, Barry said. It rest of the game and I was just happy to phins switched to a backer zone, which puts two defenders on the player with switch got Florida out of sync for a stretch as it went scoreless for eight minutes while ended their scoring drought on Barrys to an unguarded Barry inside the arc. Barry ran past a challenging Tobin and put the later with an assist from Bruns, and Wie gand scored directly off of the ensuing Sometimes it just takes that one goal to one going, Barry said. So I was happy I was able to score those goals. ALLIGATOR, David Carr / AlligatorFlorida senior guard Jordan Jones is setting career-highs in points per game and shooting percentage, but she has been slumping of late. David Carr / Alligator WOMENS BASKETBALL JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer Jordan Jones has played three games since re turning from a concussion, but her shooting touch has yet to reappear. Despite her struggles, coach Amanda But ler said Jones is healthy and expects her to keep shooting. You dont come out of a slump by not tak ing shots, Butler said. [Jones] coaches and her time shes open. Jones recent slump distracts from an otherwise in those categories since her freshman season at South Carolina. years and a major factor in her recent cold streak. Its something that people go through and its something I take that responsibility on my shoul ders. The next two contests wins on the road against Vanderbilt and at home against Georgia She hopes to experience a similar turnaround in an almost identical scenario this week, playing gia at home Sunday. The worst thing you can do is let it get men tal, Jones said. The worst thing that can happen is to just keep thinking about it, worrying what Im doing wrong or hoping that the next shot goes in. slow start can be a battle for Jones, according to assistant coach Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick. ones not going in for her, she gets a little shaky While Jones brings more to the table than just her scoring ability, it is understood among the team and the coaching staff that scoring is her top contribution. turns to form. that happens is going to be good or going to be in think, Butler said. Shes mature enough at this point to know that any great shooter is going to miss shots. With just four games left to play in the regular season and with a potential NCAA Tournament berth on the line, Jones has been doing one thing Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org.Sharpshooter Jones struggling with shot after concussion Wiegand, Barry carry Florida to home win; Cullen ejected

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The fast start for Gushue has him in consideration for work as a designated hitter and as a relief option for Zunino in midweek or even weekend situations. We knew he was going to be a great player, but the way he has come in and swung the bat this early is a pleasant surprise, Gators coach Kevin OSullivan said. can catcher is taking the mentoring role in stride. Zunino said previous catchers like Ben McMahan helped Zunino added that he hopes to pass some of the same assistance along to Gushue. That help could go a long way, as Zunino is expected to be an early-round Major League Baseball draft pick in June. We want to show the younger guys how the program is supposed to be run, Zunino said. Much like last season, Zunino more, he batted either fourth or sixth 52 times, and the Gators went 38-14 in those contests. Though Zunino may be as settled as any college catcher in the country, OSullivan added that he will still be hands-on with his star catcher and not let him completely take over games on his own. Ill assist Mike, he said. I still do. I dont have to worry about Enlgish and chemistry and that stuff. I go home and I watch tapes and that type of thing. Mikes got a really great feel. on the court and safe from whistles. Id say [Tuesday] was the best Ive felt in a while, Young said. My teammates pretty well. The ball was just going in for me and Im very thankful that it was. During last years 37-game Elite Eight season, the Gators were the only Division-I team to not have a single foulout. The remaining 344 squads each had at least three. Before losing Yeguete and Rosario, Florida had a similar run going with its 15.4 fouls per game ranking third-lowest in the league. The Gators last four halves of basketball, however, have been a different story with eight UF players committing 41 fouls. bama was also playing short-handed at home after suspended forwards JaMychal Green and Tony Mitchell out of the Crimson Tides lineup. fouls on Tuesday one more than Florida which led to 16 free-throw attempts for the Gators. Guards Kenny Boynton, Brad Beal and Erving Walker combined to make 13 of Floridas shots from the charity stripe. Just playing with a lot Walker said. Our intensity level has been low in games and we just wanted to come in and a good team. Theyre playing without two of their best players, but they were going wanted to play harder than them. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. 20, ALLIGATOR Alligator File PhotoFlorida junior catcher and All-American Mike Zunino said he is working with freshman backstop Taylor Gushue to help his transition. Zunino helping freshman Gushue adapt BASEBALL, from page 17close. None of those teams had the eye-popping power Florida did. None of those teams even sniffed the College World Series. gional and Super Regional at home, and put on a show while advancing to a second straight ever, fan support was severely lacking, as UF averaged 3,493 fans and 63-percent capacity during the Super Regional worse than all Super Regional teams except Cal, which faced Dallas Baptist and drew 57-percent capacity. June? Nashville? Tallahassee? The Longhorns drew more than 7,000 fans in 100-degree heat. It was only 91 in Gainesville. But when it comes to Florida sports, this isnt a new story by any means. UF fans are historically of the fair-weather variety. When the team is winning, then you see full houses. Even the football team strugthose Gators had an excuse: The team stunk. Floridas baseball team is the antithesis of merits a lot better. Roughly 2,000 South Carolina fans showed up last month to watch a preseason scrimmage, and the Gamecocks have sold out all of their season tickets. But here in Gainesville, there were more scouts on hand at a recent scrimmage than fans, and that should tell you plenty about the quality of this team. The fans should be recognized for showing up last season and setting new records, but when that showing doesnt stack up to the competition, is it really good enough? tional title, that is returning seven Preseason on campus, deserve more? Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator.org. WATTS, from page 17 HOOPS, from page 17Florida did not have foulout in 2010-11Donovan