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BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer Chipley is a panhandle town with 3,766 residents and 11 For nearly his entire life, Andy 1982, played baseball a half-hour away at Chipola College and ultimately returned to his alma mater to coach baseball, basketball and Its where Ive always wanted to Compton is in his 24th season as a baseball coach at Chipley and still In 2007, sophomore pitcher Karsten Whitson came to Chipley health was declining and his mother lege basketball at Chipola and Karsten was not in favor of the move, but he understood why we needed to relocate, Melissa Bartows loss was out immediately, but he made his biggest stride his junior year after adding a slider to his repertoire, mitting to Florida and head coach Kevin OSullivan, his recruitment to know when and where Whitson Compton said as many as 30 scouts would be at every game, forcing the school to clear out a section behind home plate to accommodate It wouldnt matter if we were Wherever he pitched, they were In the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, WhitBy the signing deadline, WhitMedian income for a household School, and his father is self-emThe deadline passed without a deal, making Whitson just the fourth top-10 draft pick in the past 10 years of baseball scouting service Perfect Game, said decisions like Whitsons In his situation, I think he factored it down to a Florida educasurpassed what the Padres wanted turned down the Baltimore Orioles Townsends minor-league run ended in 2010, and he is now a profesThree picks before Whitson was taken in 2010, right-handed pitcher Barret Loux was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks but failed a physical and is now in Single-A for Another top-10 pick, righty Aaron Crow turned down a deal in 2008 out of Missouri, but signed with Kansas City in 2009 after being Since 2001, 43 high school players have been drafted in the top 10 only Whitson has decided against tough to see her son bypass a chance OSullivans job to entice him away from the Padres, it was the Padres job to entice him away from coach OSullivan and the UF program, Whitson was in classes at Florida one week after rejecting his MLB Any regrets he may have had about not goDuring the fall of his freshman year, he told Yahoo! Sports he was glad he chose Florida, saying he hardly could walk after the may have not been ready for a proBut once spring came around, Whitson mended into Gainesville mediately injected into the weekend rotation, serving as the Sunday For the Gators, the combination Whitson was held to limited pitch third in the Southeastern Confer as a Friday night starter kept Flor idas best relievers fresh to support As a freshman, Whitson aver Sully was really protective of me last year, and Im grateful for While Whitsons pitch counts were contained by OSullivan, his Whitson, a strikeout pitcher, tended to rely too much on his fastball as an out pitch and let batters consistently take him deep into You could tell in the dugout when they would take him out of a game, he was frustrated, Compton year was an overwhelming sucAll-American by Baseball America, and Perfect Game named him the National Freshman Pitcher of the You look at the developing hes already done under Sully both physWhitson is no longer the 19-yearNow a sophomore, he will be facMost noticeably, he will be moved from Sunday starter to Saturday starter and will see his work Thats a huge year to have unperience, learning how to hold runners better, get deeper into games OSullivan feels that Whitsons greatest strides will come in the usIf he can learn to better control his slider and rely less on his fastball, it will only make the scouts You dont have to worry about whats coming and you know what At Saturdays scrimmage, Whitson made a lone mistake when he Tucker to deposit a ball past the McKethan Stadium visitors bullpen Whitson recovered to strike out the side, notching three of his six During the 2011 regular season, I try not to put too many expecWhen Whitson decided against signing his contract in 2010, it was easy to question what there was to For those closest to him, the deciWhitson would like to be a legitimate four-pitch guy when he rematurity issues, a common byproduct of three or four years of living the majors, something high school Obviously, hes going to be a very good prospect next year, probEditor Matt Watts Assistant Editor John Boothe Cover Illustration Dana Burke and Matt Watts Alligator Friday, February 17, 2012BASEBALL PREVIEWWhitson brings major-league talent to top-ranked GatorsPrice Admission He has all the natural tools; he has all the mechanical tools. ... Hes a freak athlete. Hes a freak pitcher.Kendall Rogers managing editor at Perfect GameofAlligator File PhotoFlorida sophomore pitcher Karsten Whitson was picked No. 9 overall in the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the San Diego Padres. But he decided not to sign a contract, instead choosing to attend UF. Alligator File PhotoAs the Gators Sunday starter last season, Whitson went 8-1 as a freshman, allowing opposing hitters to hit just .235. Baseball America named him a Freshman All-American and Perfect Game picked him as its National Freshman Pitcher of the Year. The

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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 103 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Four charged in beating of pregnant womanOne of the four is the father, pg 4. Darts and LaurelsThe Alligator Editorial Board looks back at the week, pg 6. Blogger shares art of Google BooksThe UF students Tumblr has gained thousands of followers and national attention, pg. 3. When he was hired, Will Muschamp said he would curb arrests. But is that turning out to be an empty promise? See column, page 14. 73 /58 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 14 Alex Sanchez / Alligator Dolls On Display A display of Japanese dolls sits on display in the Language Learning Center in Turlington Hall. In Japan, mothers and their daughters set up similar doll displays as part of the Dolls Festival, which is also known as Momo no Sekku, or Peach Festival. MUSCHAMP: THIS BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer Gators freshman tight end A.C. Leonard around 9:15 p.m. during a tutoring session at ard, 20, and Ruiz, 21, have been dating for 17 Football player arrested on domestic battery charges ACCIDENT MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writer him. Man killed by swerving car on I-75 IF BILL PASSES, THE CHANGES COULD GO INTO EFFECT AS EARLY AS THIS FALL SEMESTER. ERIN JESTER Alligator Staff Writer than other state universities. ments. pushing the issue of higher tuition as a students. Committee approves tuition-increase billLeonard SEE ARREST, PAGE 15 SEE TUITION, PAGE 8

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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 103 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?Free GRE Practice Test Saturday, 11 a.m. Turlington Hall The Kaplan Education Center at the Reitz Union will host a free GRE practice test. The exam is open to all UF Psychology Club or Psi Chi members interested in graduate school. Students can register online at www.kaptest.com/enroll/ GRE/32607/events. There is no deadline to register. Students must have a Kaplan account to sign up for the test. Florida Alternative Breaks Online Auction 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. For more information on the auctions or FAB service trips, send an email to floridaalternativebreaks@gmail.com. Shabbat with Rabbi Telushkin Today, 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. will look at the elements of creating and producing a street theater action. The event is free, but $5 donations are suggested. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Dinner is $20 per person (free for students) and reservations 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. CBOB Zumbathon Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave. Join Children Beyond Our Borders as they raise money for children in Colombia. The Civic Media Center Presents: The Eggplant Faerie Players Street Theater Workshop Sunday, 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Civic Media Center, 433 S Main St. The Eggplant Faerie Players will facilitate a workshop on street theater. The workshop RAIN 73/58 THUNDER STORMS 80/61 RAIN 69/38 PARTLY CLOUDY 67/47 PARTLY CLOUDY 72/52 TUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 REITZ UNION WILL HOST SOME OF HER WORK. JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterKrissy Wilsons blog could be called a collection of mistakes. It features black-and-white photos interrupted by neon stripes, doodles in book margins and maps folded to create nonexistent places. She calls it art. The 22-year-old English senior created The Art of Google Books, a Tumblr with about 800 posts of Google Book anomalies. She seeks signs of use writing in margins, water damage, dogeared pages, etc. and aspects of digitization, meaning images that employee who scanned the page. Wilsons blog has been featured by PBS NewsHour, Wired.com and Boing Boing, among others. She has about 15,500 Tumblr followers, including the New York Public Library and LIFE. Wilson was volunteering in the Baldwin Library of Historical Childrens Literature last year when she noticed papers pasted into book bindings. These scraps, called binders waste, are often misprinted pages or handwritten sheets. She started trying to match these papers to real books. Shed string the legible words into phrases and ing oddities along the way. There were all of these interesting anomalies that I started to pick up on, she said. A printed portrait had been scanned through protective tissue, producing a ghostly image. Wilson liked it, so she put it in a folder on her computers desktop. As I kept doing my research, more things got added to the desktop folder, she said. Wilson decided to use Tumblr to posts at least twice a day. I enjoy it as an aesthetic gallery, Wilson said. That was the original intention to stand alone as something thats attractive to the bibliophile, to the artist, to the techie. Wilson has a touchy relationship with Google, she said. Some Google Books engineers thought the blog was cool, but other employees felt she was pointing out errors in the scanning process. If pages are folded in a book, the worker often does not unfold them when scanning. This creates spliced pictures of hybrid animals, odd diagrams and maps of places that do not exist. Wilsons blog displays these, showing the uneasy transition from print to digital form, said UF associate professor of English Terry Harpold. She will collaborate with Harpolds hypermedia class for a Google Books hunting project. The project will be 10 percent of students grades, according to its syllabus. Krissy has played the role of someone both documenting errors and glitches in the transition, but also pointing out that those errors and glitches have a kind of poetry to them, he said. The Reitz Unions art gallery will feature The Art of Google Books from March 15 to April 3. Shes captured how arresting some of these images are, Harpold said. They have a strange kind of beauty to them. Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffKrissy Wilson, 22, poses for a photo at her computer Thursday. UF student, blogger creates art from Google Book anomaliesCITY COMMISSION ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterResidents will no longer need to travel far to grab a mimosa after church on Sundays. The Gainesville City Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to amend an ordinance that forbids places of religious assembly and bars to be within 300 feet of each another. The city previously required bars to be more than 300 feet from places of religious assembly and 400 feet from private and public schools. With the newly amended or dinance, this rule will not apply to the central city district and the tourist-oriented district. The spacing requirement will continue to apply everywhere else in the city. The central city district, located downtown, is bordered by Northwest and Southwest Sixth streets and Northeast and Southeast Third streets. It encompasses Bo Diddley Community Plaza, the Hippodrome State Theatre and multiple restaurants and bars. The tourist-oriented district refers to a small area on Southwest 13th Street lined with hotels and motels about two miles past Archer Road. There are no private or public schools located in either of the districts. There are no establishments serving alcohol or places of religious assembly located in the touristoriented district. The commission decided to discuss amending the or dinance after a church, The Rock of Gainesville, opened downtown on South Main Street at the former site of Happy Hour Billiards. Downtown business owners were worried about the spacing requirement when the church opened in 2011, according to a city document about the change. A rector of a church in downtown Gainesville told the Alligator in early January that as long as no problems the new ordinance. Im not going to say Id love to have a bar right next to us, said the Rev. Louanne Loch, rector at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. But we havent had a problem with any of them in the past.Ordinance allows downtown bars to operate near churches

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4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Javier Edwards / Alligator Leading the blind Students guide blindfolded classmates to the Reitz Union on Thursday afternoon during a group activity for the course Exceptional People: School and Society. The activity was meant to simulate blindness. TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer Sitting in front of her concrete-block house Thursday afternoon, a pregnant Shardae D. Wells looked away and, for a moment, hid her black eye. On Wednesday, Gainesville Police arrested Jeremy P. Delapierre, 25, the father of her two children. He was charged with aggravated battery and domestic battery by strangulation. Delapierres mother, Clara M. Young, and cousins, Jimmie L. Hart and Nathail G. Harrington, were also booked on aggravated battery charges. All four remained at Alachua County Jail on Thursday night. The problems started when Wells visited her mother at the Carver Gardens Apartments, where Delapierre and his family also live. The couple stood at the entrance of the complex on SE 15th Street, and Delapierre They argued. He grabbed her throat, breaking her necklace. Delapierre into an apartment, his family members attacked Wells, according to an arrest report. After Young swung and missed, Wells pulled the 48-year-old woman to the ground and sat on her. Harrington then hit Wells in the left eye. As Wells lay on the ground, Hart repeatedly kicked her, according to police. Wells remained curled into a ball, using her head and limbs to protect her stomach. Thursday afternoon, Wells said she is seven weeks pregnant, and Delapierre is the father. Im really hurt because weve been together for nine years, Wells said. I would never let my family jump him. I know I said I would, but I wont. I wont. I wont. But there aint no love. He aint never gonna see his kids no more. No, sir. Wells aunt, Arnethen S. Johnson, was also at the apartment complex Wednesday. She received a call and learned that the police were outside with Wells and Delapierre. When she arrived, Wells neck was bleeding. erre hiding in a bathroom, they came back outside, saw the beating and arrested the three family members, according to police. Paramedics then drove Wells to Shands at UF. She couldnt even stand up or nothing, Johnson said. She was dizzy. She was coughing up blood. Wells left eye was swollen shut Thursday, marked by a dark purple circle about three inches in diameter. Her neck and right arm were also cut, and she said the left side of her nose is fractured. It hurts to sneeze. Wells was arrested for simple battery in 2004, and she said the Florida Department of Children and Families wont allow her and Delapierre to be around their kids at the same time. I will never forget this, she said. I respect my baby daddy, but now I see: There is nothing between us. We got nothing in common. I just cant do it no more. Four charged in beating of local pregnant woman JACQUELINE BOND Alligator Contributing Writer A recent ranking suggest looking for love is easier in Gainesville than in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. The Daily Beast named Gainesville the second best city Rankings were based on three factors: available singles, dating costs and mental and physical health. cluded Google trends results measuring the popularity of dating sites in each city. Research showed 73 percent of men and 75 percent of women in Gainesville are single. The median salary for a single person is $20,863 and the average movie ticket costs $8.86. Gainesville may be high on the list, but some students disagree with the websites ranking. Will Smith, a 22-year-old food and resource economics senior, said the results of the data have nothing to do with the dating pool in Gainesville. Gainesville is the worst place to hook up, Smith said. When I say hook up, that doesnt mean Christopher Fadeley, a 22year-old computer engineering senior, disagrees. He has a girlfriend. Its a good combination of college kids, locals and a bunch of good places to go out, he said. Ranking: Dating in Gainesville easy Top Cities to Find a Date in 2012 1. Atlanta 2. Gainesville 3. Lincoln, Neb. 4. Austin, Texas 5. Minneapolis, Minn.City second on website listDelapierre

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 STATE BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterThe largest potential change to the Florida prison system failed to pass in the Florida Senate this week, but opponents to the bill over. A state bill, which was introduced to the Senate on Jan. 20, was aimed at privatizing the of 21 votes. If the bill had been approved, the Corrections Corporation of America would have been in than local governments. This is a top priority of Gov. Rick Scott, and it was an attempt to give our taxpayer money to his corporate bankers, said David Bergstein, spokesman for the Flor ida Democratic Party. Democrats and Republicans came together to defeat this bill, which would have my and rural economy across the state. Since there is a chance the bill over, said Jeff McAdams, president of the Alachua County Fraternal Order of Police lodge. Until the session is over, it He said the bill is a bad policy for Florida because it could lead to looser safety measures that could lead to an inmate breakout. The introduction of the bill means state prisons may have a reduced budget next year, McAdams said. McAdams said the Corrections Corporation of America promised to save the state 7.5 percent of its year. The state Senate is still considering cutting that 7.5 percent because it was not planning to pay that cost, he said. Cutting the budget even more in an economic downturn would put the police force in a worse place than it already is, he said. Crime goes up when the economy goes down, McAdams said. Our community was hit hard by the economic recession, but with come back. If a prison has less money, he said, it has to settle for a less-qualchances of an inmate breakout. We have a number of correcof the UF campus, McAdams ing on students. Sen. John Thrasher, who supported the bill, did not return calls requesting comment.Bill to privatize state prisons fails in Senate, could return

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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 EditorialFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Mardi Gras? 170 TOTAL VOTES21% YES 79% NOThursdays question: Did you go to the Drake concert? Next week, students will be voting in Student Government elections on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. And you will likely be harassed by at least one member of one party on your way to class at some point next week if you havent already. We encourage you to pay attention to the issues and make your voice heard. The Students Party has our vote, but we want you to look at arguments from both sides so you can make an informed decision. That leads us to this weeks nonsequitor edition of...Darts & LaurelsFirst up, we throw a voyeurism-will-always-be-grossand-weird DART at creepy copsing sued for allegations related to the secret videotaping of several women, some of whom were naked while they were Someone should tell this cop about the Internet, where he can be creepy in the privacy of his own home. Next, we give a model-for-the-nation LAUREL to the state of Washington for legalizing same-sex marriage. Yes, this has been a topic for the last few issues, but it should be. For being great representatives of the Gainesville, we throw a because-of-your-ignorance-and-intolerance-you-will-notbe-tolerated-anywhere DART at the two Gainesville High School girls who posted an incredibly racist and offensive rant to YouTube. Despite their ignorance, we do hope that threats of violence remain just that. In more uplifting news, we give a giving-a-good-nightsleep-to-those-who-need-it-most LAUREL to Tempur-Pedic which recently donated 51 beds to the Ronald McDonald House. The charity provides temporary housing to families with critically ill children receiving treatment at Gainesville hospitals. These beds will probably do wonders for the stress they must be experiencing. a-problem DART at hazing. There have been two reports of possible hazings that have occurred in the past few years. This should not be happening, and lets hope that whichever party is chosen next week will deal with this unnecessary problem in its upcoming administrations. Members of SG, with their ties to Greek life, should be the most outspoken opponents of this nonsense. Finally, we have to give a congratulations-and-welcometo-The-Gator-Nation LAUREL to the nearly 11,700 students who received acceptance letters to UF. There must have been a lot of happy people the day the acceptance letters went out. If you decide to come to UF, we want to welcome you to the community! Have a fun and safe weekend, and be sure to check back next week.People should appreciate everyday lifeOur culture has shifted, and we value athletes and celebrities instead of inventors and writers. We care about the clothing people wear or the weight of others because weve been programmed to do so by the imagination-sucking, dementor-like kiss of death the path of apathy, impersonality and group-think, just like the humans aboard the Axiom. Society brainwashed us into holding certain beliefs, most of them negative. We dont believe in our political process. We dont believe in our education system. We dont even believe in ourselves anymore because uphold unrealistic beauty standards, just as men spend excessive time in the gym to beef up because society tells new iPhone release, and the list goes on. If you get anything from my rant, get this: unthink what is happening around you. Dont be conned into the be so brainwashed into your routines that your life passes you by. to the effect of let me enjoy life now because I may be Think about all the events that led to this moment. Not just the events that lead you to this column, but the ones that lead to your very existence. Billions of years, ago the Big Bang occurred, and eventually everything cooled enough for atoms to form and stabilize. These swirls of atoms, due to gravity, eventually condensed into stars. Those atoms formed heavier atoms, which condensed to form planets and other matter. Consider how special Earth is: It revolves around a large star that isnt too close to scorch the planet, yet isnt too far to leave it cold. Earth exists in what is known as the perature is just stable enough to support life. Through geologic processes, water formed on our planet with many other molecules. Accordto organic molecules when lightning struck the broth of life. Organic molecules self-assembled into membranes, which eventually lead to cells. Some cells began working together with other cells and gave rise to eukaryotes. The eukaryotes then teamed up to form systems and, later, more complex lifeforms. Some life fed on the energy from the sun, while others fed on energy from other organisms. These organisms, over time, became more complex until one day, some exited the primordial soup On land, plants developed, organisms evolved and ecosystems were formed. Asteroids struck the earth, one of which wiped out the dinosaurs. Humans, millions of years later evolved from monkeys. Eventually humans banded together, formed civilizations, built the pyramids, pondered lifes mysteries and sent people to the moon. Humans fought bloody wars, killing young men who would have otherwise been fathers. You are privileged to have this moment, but as a society we dont appreciate it. We dont understand how special we truly are, especially us Americans. Instead, we complain. We choose to squander our limited time Chris Ceresa is a math and classics junior at UF. His column appears on Fridays. Chris Ceresaopinions@alligator.org

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7Letter to the EditorStudent Body president has been sub ject of baseless attacksThe highly critical responses to a recent letter written by the Student Body president are extremely biased and one-sided. With elections coming up fast, we have seen increases in these baseless attacks, especially in response to a recent letter written by the Student Body president, in which he explains the stance and reasoning behind his decision on HJR931 and SJR1508. Reynolds clearly and articulately stated UF and FSU student bodies. This claim has been made on numerous other smaller college campuses. To say that our Student Body president fails to meet the needs of the UF students and further condemn his clearly informative letter as confusing and enraging, one must question the writer of these responses and his motives. Reynolds decision in Tallahassee, a move that clearly favors UF students above all other state colleges and universities in the state, is already proof enough that our Student Body president serves the best interests of UF students, despite overwhelming odds. The open transparency and willingness to further explain his actions to the Student Body shows he has nothing to hide. In Reynolds short tenure as both vice president and president, much restructur ing work has gone into the SG cabinet, block tuition was successfully averted and overall spending within SG was scrutinized and reduced or eliminated. While I agree that much work is still needed, Reynolds has done an excellent job serving the Student Body. It is easy to get caught up in the political bashing, biased insults and false accusations that are characteristic of every election season. However, we should not forget, belittle and deny the enormous contributions that the SG leaders have accomplished in their Nation. Andrew Chu UF alumnus Like most UF students with a cellphone, I received alerts about the strong-arm robbery of a fellow student last week. I read the next day how some were offended by the photograph of the suspect being arrested on the front page of the Alligator, and I couldnt help but chuckle in amazed amusement. Or is it amused amazement? Hard to tell. The fact is, people, if you stopped allowing yourselves to be victims, you wouldnt be one. If you simply refuse to be a victim, it is impossible to become one. For all of the young women who walk dark streets with their keys between their knuckles in fear of the attacker in the shadows, and for all the young men who talk tough at the pub but end up getting rolled in the street for their things, I have only one thing to say: Time to evolve. Put yourself in the predators shoes. Learn to understand tween predator and prey. Why would the average street ver min be any different? Theyre not. I was incredibly blessed during my formative years to par ticipate in a cage-diving expedition with large pelagic sharks off the west coast with the Hydrosphere Group. In nature, there are few creatures as awe-inspiring as a white shark. These brutes are often 6-feet thick. The girth of these monsters is sobering like nothing Ive ever experienced. And yet, they are cautious, oppor tunistic ambush predators with barely any edge over their prey. If the shark had any idea that it could easily come in and cut a diver in half, there would be no Shark Week. The same goes for African lions, jihadi ery experience Ive had with the more opportunistically violent this balance was one of suicide-vest wearing jihadis, who were on a mission to paradise. They were easy to zero in on and dispatch outside of the killzone with a little basic Marine Corps marksmanship. Semper Fi. But since this isnt often an option out on University Avenue, let me propose a different mode of thinking. Not a differ ent mode of behavior, because its not for you to change your behavior its for the predators. Step 1: Fight back! Make yourself as big, loud and angry as possible if attacked. This means scream, kick, punch, bite and chase. From the moment your safety is in danger, write it off Predators are nervous, cagey and only barely in control. Challenge this balance and the panic you will induce will amaze you. Trust me. Step 2: Wise up. Know your surroundings. Dont invite a challenge, but dont cower from one, either. Signal to all around that youre not prey. Its a mentality thats easy to read, and will likely get you to safety when the wolf catches your scent. Step 3: Use what you have. Remember your physics lessons, ger down to your inner wrist. Flex your hand back and feel that bone right there. Thats your tomahawk, boys and girls. Deliver that bone in a downward chop to an attacker, especially to the top of the skull. After you watch them go down like a ton of bricks, you will have plenty of time to call in the cavalry. Gainesville is not a nice place. UF life may lead you to believe that things are all fair, collegial and awarding of merit, earnestness and excellence. Get real. You are a target, but you dont have to be a victim. Gird your loins, take every advantage and relieve yourself of any illusions of fairness out here on the streets. As they say of starstruck newcomers in Las Vegas, New York City, the entire state of California and basically anywhere else where a good deal of money is made from outsiders, just like here, In the world of wolves, we welcome all sheep. No bleating. No retreating. You can do this. Joshua Fonzi is a microbiology and cell science and entomology and nematology senior at UF.Guest columnJoshua FonziSpeaking Out

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keep this in mind, he said. At a Board of Governors meeting in December, Machen stressed that UF is different from the other 10 schools in the state university system and should be treated accordingly. Although he said he is averse to placUF needs to look for more funding that doesnt come from the state. If the bill passes, Machen wrote in an email, it would allow UF to compete at national and international levels. An amendment to SB1752 contains the 14 criteria for allowing universities to raise tuition. UF is expected to be eligible to pursue the increases. Some of the criteria include an aver age weighted GPA of 3.8 or higher and a top 50 ranking on at least two wellknown and respected national public university rankings. Students with Florida Prepaid college plans would be exempt from the tuition increase. The increases would have to be approved by UFs Board of Trustees, then passed to the Board of Governors, the highest governing body of the state university system. Read the rest of the story at alligator.org. 8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterA leading council on environmental design recognized the tion in Florida. Alachua County Fire Rescue Station No. 10 was honored at Tuesdays Alachua County Commission meeting for being a Leadership in Energy and Environthe United States Green Building Council. The county facility department presented the commission plaque Tuesday. The plaque, which will hang on the front of the building, in Florida. After the original building design was drafted in 2008, the Alachua County Commission had the station redesigned to meet national green and sustainable standards. It was completed in 2009. buildings must meet certain guidelines. Guidelines include reducing water use, using technology in bathrooms that cuts down on waste water and using energylighting systems inside the building, according to the U.S. Green Building Council website. tures a solar heating system that will save 70 percent in hot water costs, said Charlie Jackson, Alachua County facilities manager. Waterless urinals will save 7,500 gallons of water annually. The site also features a rainwater har vesting system that will provide only county building that is Three other county buildings are cation from the U.S. Green Building Council.Countys green fire rescue station named Floridas first TUITION, from page 1Some students would be exemptS TUDENT LIFE NICOLE BERRIOAlligator Contributing WriterDaniel Landesberg has been an active member of UFs Jewish community since his freshman year, and he has tried to go to Israel twice. This May, the 19-year-old telecommunication sophomore will experience Birthright, a free 10-day Israel trip for Jewish students, on UF Hillels largest trip yet. Im really excited for the opportunity to experience something that Ive been learning about for so long, he said. About 190 UF students registered through UF Hillel as of Thursday for the Taglit-Birthright Israel trip. The largest trip before was in 2011 with 160 students. UF Hillel teamed with Birthright organization Israel Experts. The groups hope to take 300 students this summer. The demand is greater than weve ever seen, said Joshua Kahn, the Jewish agency program director at Hillel. A record number of students applied by lel usually sends about 85 percent of applicants, he said. Registration will end once 300 students have signed up. Originally, Israel funded 25 percent of the trip, he said. But it is now funding 50 percent of the trip, allowing us to give out more seats than in previous years. Sending one person to Israel costs about $3,000, Kahn said. The trip is free, other than a $250 security deposit, which is refunded at the end of the trip.Free Israel trip in high demandAlex Catalano / Alligator S taff The demand is greater than weve ever seen.Joshua KahnJewish agency program director at HillelMachen

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffAsk Me About My WienerMini Oscar Mayer Wienermobile keychains sit on a table as giveaways at the Wienermobile Hotdogger Program information session in the Career Resource Center on Thursday. THE INCIDENT OCCURED OUTSIDE THE SWAMP RESTAURANT. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Contributing WriterA UF student faces a criminal charge after he slapped another student in the face outside the Swamp Restaurant on Thursday morning. According to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report, John Michael Peterson, 22, was arrested at 1:50 a.m. after he slapped Andrew Bacha, 20. Peterson said he saw Bacha talking to one of Petersons ex-girlfriends. and I slapped him. Bacha said he and a friend recalled the night differently. Bacha, an applied physiology and kinesiology sophomore. friend of Bachas and a UF psychology senior, said Peterson tried to walk into the restaurant after Healy told him it was closed. Healy said Peterson was drunk. group, which included Bacha. the smallest of the group, Healy said. to Bacha. slapped him across the face, leaving a red mark, Bacha and Healy said. assistance. Peterson managed to free himself and escaped from the scene. a little punk, Bacha said. rested him, according to the report. Bacha said hes still angry and consomeone and then sprints away? According to the Alachua County Jail, Peterson was released Thursday after noon.Man faces battery charge after Midtown slap-and-run He bitch-slapped me and took off like a little punk. Andrew BachaUF sophomore

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. Search Smarter. Not Harder. ApartmentsInGainesville.com4-25-72-1 Student friendly 2/2s and 4/4s 42 TV in EVERY apt Text GP to 47464 for more info! 4-25-72-1 All-inclusive private suites ***4/4s @ $399*** Sign & Receive a $100 Gift Card!!! Free 42 Flat-Screen TV!!! 2 pools, 2 bus routes, tons of amenities LexingtonCrossingUF.com Call today! 373.9009 4-25-11-72-1 **ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY** Almost Full for Fall! 2BR/2BA w/Roommate Matching Available Direct Bus Route to Campus! www.EnclaveUf.com 376.0696 4-25-11-72-1 Gainesville Place Apts 4 BUS ROUTES TO UF! 4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive ONLY $459 per person! (352) 271-3131 -GainesvillePlace.com 4-25-72-1 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! 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Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-12-12-171-2 FULLY RENOVATEDDELUXE 3BR/BR Apartment Homes Internet, Pest Control, & Refuse Included Only $1149! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 4-25-11-72-2 1/1 s Starting at $489 Water and Sewer Incl. 352-376-1248 4-25-11-72-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4s Only $459 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 4-25-72-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 4-25-11-72-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-25-12-72-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 1BRs $425-495 2BR/1.5BA, W/D $580 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-25-11-72-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 4-25-12-72-2 SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD Plasma TV for new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 4-25-12-72-2 Gatornest 300 NW 18 ST $550 1BR/1BA 3 blocks to UF Gatorside 1600 NW4 AVE $450 1BR/1BA 4 blocks to UF Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA Bike to UF No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 2-28-12-36-2 SUN KEY~SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 999~1001 SW 16th Ave. Close to UF, Shands & Vet School 2bed/1bath Sun Key units starting at $550 2bed/1.5bath Sun Harbor Townhouse starting at $575 Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041 / 352.376.6720 4-25-11-80-2 SUN BAY APARTMENTS 708 SW 16th Ave. 2BR/1BA close to UF, Shands, Vet School Units starting at $550!! Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.6720 / 352.376.7041 4-25-11-79-2 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable rates. 239-300-1294 2-29-12-35-2 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 NOW. REDUCED to $850/mo. Prefer students or professionals 327-2931 or 376-6183 2-2912-15-2 ONE Block to UF-Available 8/1/2012-2/2.5 bath townhouse,w,d,dishwsh, guaranteed parking, wood floors VERY cute-1017 SW 1st Avenue www.forrentgainesville.com or 514-4915. Only 3 units remain!!! 3-14-1220-2 ***5 Bedroom House*** Walk to class! Wood Floors. Lots of Parking. Lease begins August 10th. Please contact John @ 561-866-8234 for more info. 2-17-5-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 2-20-11-35-2 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrillmanagement.com 2BR2BA Condo in Turkey Creek Carpet, Dishwasher, Laundry Hkups, Close to Alachua & Gainesville 11426 NW 67th Terrace $800/Mo 2BR 1BA Garage Apt in Duckpond Area Wood Floors, Laundry, Central H & Air 726 NE 4th Street $800 /Mo 2BR 1BA Apt 1 BLK to UF, Carpet, Central H & Air, Carpet Laundry., Inclds Wtr and Swg. $800/Mo Can reserve for Summer or Fall now. Grad II 1236 SW 4th Avenue 2BR 1BA Apt Robert Obrien Apts Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht Near Sams Club/Walmart $500/Mo 2901 NW 14th Street 2BR 1BA House in Oaks of Kanapaha 4845 SW 57th Drive $725/Mo Carpet, Central H & Air, Laundry hkups Off Archer Rd. Effeciency across from UF Stadium 2 Rooms, no kitchen, just Frig and sink shared bathroom. Most people bring in a hotplate or microwave $295/Mo 2-24-12-9-2 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 Lender Owned On-Line Only East Tennessee Real Estate Auction. Bidding Begins February 15th, Ends March 1st. 10% Buyer's Premium Lic. #TAL 2199 www.PottsBrothers.com (800)701-8966 2-17-1-5 20 Acres-Live On Land NOW!! Only $99/mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Free Color Brochure. (800)755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com 2-17-1-5 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

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ALLIGATOR MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-25-12-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-25-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-12-72-6ESTATE SALE 6pc BR, 10pc dr, 6pc off, 5pc dinette, couch, 8pc wicker, silver/china/art, decor items, can deliver. 4203 NW 69th St., 2/16-2/20. 7a-7p. 2-20-11-5-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig. Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND We Buy Cell Phones & other Electronics (iPads,iPods,Gaming Systems,Laptops.) Working or Not We Unlock & Repair Phones Techmodo 6450 SW Archer RD (352)872-5881 2-29-18-8 In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-12-72-10 Uf Surplus Equipment Auctions are underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-25-12-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 4-25-73-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-25-11-99-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2573-11 4-25-12-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-25-12-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 2-27-35-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-25-72-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 4-25-1272-12 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 2-17-12-8-13 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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12, 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. 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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG The Florida WayShould UF coach Will Muschamp kick A.C. Leonard off the football team? Vote online at alligatorSports.org.Florida swimmer Elizabeth Beisel headlined UFs second day at the SEC Championships, where the Gators took home three gold medals. ... Also, UFs mens tennis team is traveling to the ITA National Indoor Championship in Charlottesville, Va. See full stories at alligatorSports.org. UF OPENS SEASON TODAY AT 7 P.M. AT HOME. BRYAN HOLT Alligator Writer Hudson Randall cant remember what its like to pitch against hitters other than his teammates. For the better part of the past day night starter has squared off against the likes of Daniel Pigott, Preston Tucker and Mike Zunino in intrasquad scrimmages. Replacing Floridas powerful lineup tonight at 7 will be a comFullerton team that makes up for a lack of power with speed and a knack for taking chances on the basepaths. has taken note and began prepar ing his team for a style typically it in the scrimmages so far, especially in the last three or four, Randall said. Hes been hitting-and-running a lot of the guys and getting us ready for it. The Titans will try to keep busy as possible. tering to the small-ball approach The Titans had a team on-base to get runners in position to pull off their ultimate game plan. Fulsteals (98), attempting to swipe Florida. We need to focus on the leadthem out and they cant get on, then they cant do the stuff they want to do. The Titans baserunning Zuninos 19 home runs dur ing his sophomore campaign were two more than the entire in home runs with 69, while the Titans stumbled into the picture who shoots for early contact, the tons lineup has Randall excited to attack. If theres not a lot of power guys, youre not really wor ried about them running into a park, he said. Im going to try to knock them out of their element, and theyre going to try to do the same thing. Bad contact is what Randall start freshmen at second base and third base tonight is hoping for. The Titans were able to reel off 24 triples in 2011 off pitchers who approached the four-time national champions with little starter for Fullerton had at least one triple last season, and designated hitter Tyler Pill is the only who hit .313 or better last season not to return. tact and trust our defense, Zunino said. pounding the strike zone and hopefully get some good outs, some early outs and keep our pitch count low.Alligator File PhotoFlorida right-handed pitcher Hudson Randall, who will start tonights game against Cal State Fullerton, said he will be taking an agressive approach against the small-ball prone Titans. THE TOM GREEN SHOWWhat happened to the Florida Way? You all remember the line Will Muschamp uttered when he was introduced as Floridas coach on Dec. 14, 2010; the words that generated excitement among no-nonsense guy the Gators needed after players accrued more than 30 arrests during Urban Meyers tenure. Theres a certain thing that Im going to refer to as the Florida Way, and thats the way they need to act and thats said. Im going to demand that, and I think that youll unto me. Fourteen months later, though, the Florida Way has simply fallen by the wayside. The arrest counter crept into double-digits Wednesday night when with domestic battery. The 10 arrests than a year signal one of two things: Either the Florida Way his team. Regardless of the answer, Muschamp must send a mesabout this program. Florida released a statement from Muschamp on ThursMuschamp took the easy way out. The myriad arrests under Meyer were masked by the to take action.Muschamps words hold little weight as arrests pile upFlorida prepared for Cal State Fullertons small-ball approach Weve got to take chances pounding the strike zone and hopefully get some good outs, some early outs and keep our pitch count low.Mike ZuninoUF catcherSEE TOM, PA GE 20 Tom Greentwitter: @tomas_verde Poll ResultsWith Gators baseball set to open the season Friday, will the team win its 85% YES 15% NO33 total votes

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As a freshman at Florida last season, Leonard played in nine games, catching eight passes for 99 yards. There have now been 10 arrests and nine players ar rested since Will Muschamp took over for Urban Meyer. Of the 10 arrests, Leoncharge. The other nine include eight marijuanaor alcohol-related charges and one charge for driving with a suspended license and resisting arrest. This behavior will not be tolerated and A.C. has been suspended from team activities at this time, coach Will Muschamp said in a statement. I certainly dont condone this type of behavior it is not what we expect from the University of Florida football program. Alligator staff writer Tom Green contributed to this story. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@ alligator.org and Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15 ARREST, from page 1Arrest brings total to 10 under MuschampWOMENS BASKETBALL JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer The free-throw line reared its ugly head again for the Gators on Thursday night. Florida (16-10, 6-7 Southeastern Conference) made just 13 of 23 free throws in a 75-69 overtime loss to Vanderbilt (20-6, 8-5 SEC) in Nashville, Tenn. Losing to the Commodores dropped the Gators record to 2-9 this season in games decided by six points or fewer. Florida seemingly had the game in hand after Jaterra Bonds forced a key turnover by Vanderbilts Christina Foggie with 15.8 seconds left in regulation. Foggie, who entered the game as the SECs leading scorer with 18.1 points per game, drove the lane for the go-ahead score, but was called for a charge after knocking Bonds to Lanita Bartley made two free throws after drawing a foul on the ensuing possession, widening UFs lead to three points at 65-62 with 11 seconds to play. Foggie redeemed her costly offensive foul just seconds early by draining a tying 3-pointer that danced around the rim and into the game into overtime knotted at 6565. We didnt talk about [Foggies buzzer-beater]; we just talked about getting ready to play, coach Amanda Butler minutes (in over time) had to be ours and we had to set the tone the way that we had for most of the ball game. The overtime period proved costly for the Gators as the offense sputtered. Florida scored just four points in the extra period. We just werent very cohesive as a unit, offensively, Butler said. Consequently, we werent getting good looks. We werent taking what was there. Jennifer George recorded teamhigh marks with 17 points and nine rebounds, narrowly missing out on her 14th double-double of the season. The junior forwards offensive output helped the UF bench outscore Vanderbilts reserves 37-10. The Florida bench contributed half, helping build a 51-45 lead with 9:22 remaining. However, the Gators failed to put the game away, never building on their six-point advantage. We had great momentum, Butler said. We didnt sustain our intensity very well. We relaxed when we got up on them a few possessions and you cant do that at any point in an SEC competition. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@ alligator.org.UF drops another by six points or fewerButler This behavior will not be tolerated and A.C. has been suspended from team activities at this time. Will MuschampUF football coach

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16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Alligator File PhotoFlorida senior gymnast Amy Ferguson scored a seaGYMNASTICS LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer With the 2012 season at its midpoint, coach Rhonda Faehn plans on giving her top gymnasts some much-needed rest tonight. When No. 2 Florida (7-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) takes on No. 17 Auburn (3-8, 0-4 SEC) in Auburn Arena at 8 p.m., the Gators supporting cast will see more action with most of their allarounders taking a break from at least one event. After tonights meet, UF will round out its regular-season schedule with a teams No. 4 Georgia, No. 9 Nebraska and No. 1 Utah. What continually goes through my head is that everybody needs to be healthy and strong and fresh, mentally and physically, Faehn said. Thats what Im focused on. Not the overall product, which I know will be there toward the end of the year. Faehn said junior Marissa King will Auburn, while junior Ashane Dicker son, who has won two all-around titles in UFs past three meets with totals of 39.60, Kytra Hunter, who won her third SEC Freshman Gymnast of the Week honor for her performance last Friday against Floridas only all-arounder will likely be sophomore Alaina Johnson, who has taken part in all four events only twice this season. With its most productive gymnasts resting in some events, UF hopes the supporting cast will carry momentum from last week. Against LSU, the role players helped team total in program history. Last Friday, senior Nicole Ellis recorded a 9.875 on both vault and uneven bars, while junior Randy Stageberg scored a Senior Amy Ferguson also tallied a event, and freshman Rachel Spicer scored In addition, sophomore Mackenzie Caquatto won her third consecutive bars title with a 9.9. Even little-used senior Elizabeth Mahlich posted a 9.825 on bars. We have at least seven or eight solid routines on each event, Ferguson said. We always have people who are ready and willing to step in. We are prepared if we have four all-arounders or three or two or one. Faehn said she believes her teams supporting cast is the key to winning an NCAA championship this year. You need the heavy hitters, those hitting the four events consistently, but the 1-6 (on each lineup) has to be top, Faehn said. [The role players] are going to do a great job once again. Theyre going to step up and really utilize that opportunity to shine.UF giving key gymnasts a breather at AuburnFaehn

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After Janoris Jenkins racked up his second marijuana-related arrest in a matter of months, Muschamp showed the Gators best player the door. If Muschamp is serious, and wants the rest of us to believe he is, he should have made an example of Leonard. The details of the Gainesville Police Departments arrest report are repulsive, and if its true that Leonard ripped chunks of hair out of the victims head, pushed her into a dog cage his apartment, then Muschamp needs to do more. And more importantly, he needs to make it clear that domestic violence will not be tolerated. I dont care much if players smoke marijuana or drink underage. But violence against women or children is inexcusable and should be treated as such. If Muschamp is willing to publicly take the NCAA to task for suspending Sharrif Floyd early in the season, then he should do the same when his own players act reprehensibly. Jenkins got the boot because it was his second offense, and while this is incident involving violence, as he once swung on an opponent during a game his senior year of high school. That should have made it easier for Muschamp to make an example of Leonard. Pull his scholarship. Boot him from the team. Do something to prove that domestic violence is a serious issue. But he didnt. Muschamp needs to decide which way he wants this program to head, Florida Way clearly isnt working out. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org. THE GATORS OPEN THEIR FIRST HOME SERIES TODAY AGAINST THE SPARTANS. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer The Gators golden opportunity in the Golden State will have to wait. In less than a week, No. 1 Florida will face three ranked opponents in three days at the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. However, before coach Tim Waltons team can look ahead to its trip out west, it must focus on its home weekend series with Michigan State. Spartans coach Jacquie Joseph recently took her squad down to Miami for the Combat Classic, where it dropped four games, with only one coming to a ranked opponent. Now, Michigan State (1-4) will take a crack at the top team in the nation in Gainesville. Walton will try to keep his team from viewing this weekend series as just an exhibition. But many of the young players are including freshman Lauren Haeger, who is from Peoria, Ariz. Being from that side of the country, its Haeger said. A bunch of people are going to see their families and everything, so Im really excited. Because the Spartans have failed to rack up a quality win this season, it is easy for the Gators to overlook this weekend and eye their matchups with several Top 25 teams. The three most prominent games Florida will play in California are against No. 18 Texas A&M, No. 13 Texas and No. 7 Washhead-to-head in a three game series against the Spartans. Possibly helping Florida not look past this matchup against MSU is the fact that it year. Haeger does not want to disappoint the home crowd. I hope we have a lot of fans, Haeger to play here. I dont really know to expect, but Im just excited to go play. Florida fans are awesome, freshman Sami Fagan added. I think they will just pump us up. Were excited to play for people. We want to show them what we have. What the Gators have is an overpower ing offense that scored nearly as many runs Walton said he knows his team has a target on its back and must stay vigilant throughout the season. Everybody is going to come out to get the Gators, Walton said. And I think our players understand that. They really dont get too high or too low. The demeanor is the same and the intensity is the same. Floridas intensity will certainly be tested this weekend. But when asked if the Gators will be ready for their relatively short homestand before heading off to California, Haeger answered with complete assuredness. bodies right and our minds rights, Haeger said. So were ready. 20, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 David Carr / AlligatorThird baseman Sami Fagan and pitcher Lauren Haeger said the Gators are trying to concentrate on Michigan State, although a cross-country road trip awaits next week. TOM, from page 17No. 1 UF trying not to overlook Michigan State



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BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer Chipley is a panhandle town with 3,766 residents and 11 For nearly his entire life, Andy 1982, played baseball a half-hour away at Chipola College and ultimately returned to his alma mater to coach baseball, basketball and Its where Ive always wanted to Compton is in his 24th season as a baseball coach at Chipley and still In 2007, sophomore pitcher Karsten Whitson came to Chipley health was declining and his mother lege basketball at Chipola and Karsten was not in favor of the move, but he understood why we needed to relocate, Melissa Bartows loss was out immediately, but he made his biggest stride his junior year after adding a slider to his repertoire, mitting to Florida and head coach Kevin OSullivan, his recruitment to know when and where Whitson Compton said as many as 30 scouts would be at every game, forcing the school to clear out a section behind home plate to accommodate It wouldnt matter if we were Wherever he pitched, they were In the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, WhitBy the signing deadline, WhitMedian income for a household School, and his father is self-emThe deadline passed without a deal, making Whitson just the fourth top-10 draft pick in the past 10 years of baseball scouting service Perfect Game, said decisions like Whitsons In his situation, I think he factored it down to a Florida educasurpassed what the Padres wanted turned down the Baltimore Orioles Townsends minor-league run ended in 2010, and he is now a profesThree picks before Whitson was taken in 2010, right-handed pitcher Barret Loux was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks but failed a physical and is now in Single-A for Another top-10 pick, righty Aaron Crow turned down a deal in 2008 out of Missouri, but signed with Kansas City in 2009 after being Since 2001, 43 high school players have been drafted in the top 10 only Whitson has decided against tough to see her son bypass a chance OSullivans job to entice him away from the Padres, it was the Padres job to entice him away from coach OSullivan and the UF program, Whitson was in classes at Florida one week after rejecting his MLB Any regrets he may have had about not goDuring the fall of his freshman year, he told Yahoo! Sports he was glad he chose Florida, saying he hardly could walk after the may have not been ready for a proBut once spring came around, Whitson mended into Gainesville mediately injected into the weekend rotation, serving as the Sunday For the Gators, the combination Whitson was held to limited pitch third in the Southeastern Confer as a Friday night starter kept Flor idas best relievers fresh to support As a freshman, Whitson aver Sully was really protective of me last year, and Im grateful for While Whitsons pitch counts were contained by OSullivan, his Whitson, a strikeout pitcher, tended to rely too much on his fastball as an out pitch and let batters consistently take him deep into You could tell in the dugout when they would take him out of a game, he was frustrated, Compton year was an overwhelming sucAll-American by Baseball America, and Perfect Game named him the National Freshman Pitcher of the You look at the developing hes already done under Sully both physWhitson is no longer the 19-yearNow a sophomore, he will be facMost noticeably, he will be moved from Sunday starter to Saturday starter and will see his work Thats a huge year to have unperience, learning how to hold runners better, get deeper into games OSullivan feels that Whitsons greatest strides will come in the usIf he can learn to better control his slider and rely less on his fastball, it will only make the scouts You dont have to worry about whats coming and you know what At Saturdays scrimmage, Whitson made a lone mistake when he Tucker to deposit a ball past the McKethan Stadium visitors bullpen Whitson recovered to strike out the side, notching three of his six During the 2011 regular season, I try not to put too many expecWhen Whitson decided against signing his contract in 2010, it was easy to question what there was to For those closest to him, the deciWhitson would like to be a legitimate four-pitch guy when he rematurity issues, a common byproduct of three or four years of living the majors, something high school Obviously, hes going to be a very good prospect next year, probEditor Matt Watts Assistant Editor John Boothe Cover Illustration Dana Burke and Matt Watts Alligator Friday, February 17, 2012BASEBALL PREVIEWWhitson brings major-league talent to top-ranked GatorsPrice Admission He has all the natural tools; he has all the mechanical tools. ... Hes a freak athlete. Hes a freak pitcher.Kendall Rogers managing editor at Perfect GameofAlligator File PhotoFlorida sophomore pitcher Karsten Whitson was picked No. 9 overall in the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the San Diego Padres. But he decided not to sign a contract, instead choosing to attend UF. Alligator File PhotoAs the Gators Sunday starter last season, Whitson went 8-1 as a freshman, allowing opposing hitters to hit just .235. Baseball America named him a Freshman All-American and Perfect Game picked him as its National Freshman Pitcher of the Year. The

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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 103 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Four charged in beating of pregnant womanOne of the four is the father, pg 4. Darts and LaurelsThe Alligator Editorial Board looks back at the week, pg 6. Blogger shares art of Google BooksThe UF students Tumblr has gained thousands of followers and national attention, pg. 3. When he was hired, Will Muschamp said he would curb arrests. But is that turning out to be an empty promise? See column, page 14. 73 /58 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 14 Alex Sanchez / Alligator Dolls On Display A display of Japanese dolls sits on display in the Language Learning Center in Turlington Hall. In Japan, mothers and their daughters set up similar doll displays as part of the Dolls Festival, which is also known as Momo no Sekku, or Peach Festival. MUSCHAMP: THIS BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer Gators freshman tight end A.C. Leonard around 9:15 p.m. during a tutoring session at ard, 20, and Ruiz, 21, have been dating for 17 Football player arrested on domestic battery charges ACCIDENT MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writer him. Man killed by swerving car on I-75 IF BILL PASSES, THE CHANGES COULD GO INTO EFFECT AS EARLY AS THIS FALL SEMESTER. ERIN JESTER Alligator Staff Writer than other state universities. ments. pushing the issue of higher tuition as a students. Committee approves tuition-increase billLeonard SEE ARREST, PAGE 15 SEE TUITION, PAGE 8

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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 103 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HHAPPENING?Free GRE Practice Test Saturday, 11 a.m. Turlington Hall The Kaplan Education Center at the Reitz Union will host a free GRE practice test. The exam is open to all UF Psychology Club or Psi Chi members interested in graduate school. Students can register online at www.kaptest.com/enroll/ GRE/32607/events. There is no deadline to register. Students must have a Kaplan account to sign up for the test. Florida Alternative Breaks Online Auction 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. For more information on the auctions or FAB service trips, send an email to floridaalternativebreaks@gmail.com. Shabbat with Rabbi Telushkin Today, 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. will look at the elements of creating and producing a street theater action. The event is free, but $5 donations are suggested. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Dinner is $20 per person (free for students) and reservations 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. CBOB Zumbathon Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave. Join Children Beyond Our Borders as they raise money for children in Colombia. The Civic Media Center Presents: The Eggplant Faerie Players Street Theater Workshop Sunday, 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Civic Media Center, 433 S Main St. The Eggplant Faerie Players will facilitate a workshop on street theater. The workshop RAIN 73/58 THUNDER STORMS 80/61 RAIN 69/38 PARTLY CLOUDY 67/47 PARTLY CLOUDY 72/52 TUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 REITZ UNION WILL HOST SOME OF HER WORK. JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterKrissy Wilsons blog could be called a collection of mistakes. It features black-and-white photos interrupted by neon stripes, doodles in book margins and maps folded to create nonexistent places. She calls it art. The 22-year-old English senior created The Art of Google Books, a Tumblr with about 800 posts of Google Book anomalies. She seeks signs of use writing in margins, water damage, dogeared pages, etc. and aspects of digitization, meaning images that employee who scanned the page. Wilsons blog has been featured by PBS NewsHour, Wired.com and Boing Boing, among others. She has about 15,500 Tumblr followers, including the New York Public Library and LIFE. Wilson was volunteering in the Baldwin Library of Historical Childrens Literature last year when she noticed papers pasted into book bindings. These scraps, called binders waste, are often misprinted pages or handwritten sheets. She started trying to match these papers to real books. Shed string the legible words into phrases and ing oddities along the way. There were all of these interesting anomalies that I started to pick up on, she said. A printed portrait had been scanned through protective tissue, producing a ghostly image. Wilson liked it, so she put it in a folder on her computers desktop. As I kept doing my research, more things got added to the desktop folder, she said. Wilson decided to use Tumblr to posts at least twice a day. I enjoy it as an aesthetic gallery, Wilson said. That was the original intention to stand alone as something thats attractive to the bibliophile, to the artist, to the techie. Wilson has a touchy relationship with Google, she said. Some Google Books engineers thought the blog was cool, but other employees felt she was pointing out errors in the scanning process. If pages are folded in a book, the worker often does not unfold them when scanning. This creates spliced pictures of hybrid animals, odd diagrams and maps of places that do not exist. Wilsons blog displays these, showing the uneasy transition from print to digital form, said UF associate professor of English Terry Harpold. She will collaborate with Harpolds hypermedia class for a Google Books hunting project. The project will be 10 percent of students grades, according to its syllabus. Krissy has played the role of someone both documenting errors and glitches in the transition, but also pointing out that those errors and glitches have a kind of poetry to them, he said. The Reitz Unions art gallery will feature The Art of Google Books from March 15 to April 3. Shes captured how arresting some of these images are, Harpold said. They have a strange kind of beauty to them. Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffKrissy Wilson, 22, poses for a photo at her computer Thursday. UF student, blogger creates art from Google Book anomaliesCITY cCOMMIssSSION ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterResidents will no longer need to travel far to grab a mimosa after church on Sundays. The Gainesville City Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to amend an ordinance that forbids places of religious assembly and bars to be within 300 feet of each another. The city previously required bars to be more than 300 feet from places of religious assembly and 400 feet from private and public schools. With the newly amended or dinance, this rule will not apply to the central city district and the tourist-oriented district. The spacing requirement will continue to apply everywhere else in the city. The central city district, located downtown, is bordered by Northwest and Southwest Sixth streets and Northeast and Southeast Third streets. It encompasses Bo Diddley Community Plaza, the Hippodrome State Theatre and multiple restaurants and bars. The tourist-oriented district refers to a small area on Southwest 13th Street lined with hotels and motels about two miles past Archer Road. There are no private or public schools located in either of the districts. There are no establishments serving alcohol or places of religious assembly located in the touristoriented district. The commission decided to discuss amending the or dinance after a church, The Rock of Gainesville, opened downtown on South Main Street at the former site of Happy Hour Billiards. Downtown business owners were worried about the spacing requirement when the church opened in 2011, according to a city document about the change. A rector of a church in downtown Gainesville told the Alligator in early January that as long as no problems the new ordinance. Im not going to say Id love to have a bar right next to us, said the Rev. Louanne Loch, rector at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. But we havent had a problem with any of them in the past.Ordinance allows downtown bars to operate near churches

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4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Javier Edwards / Alligator Leading the blind Students guide blindfolded classmates to the Reitz Union on Thursday afternoon during a group activity for the course Exceptional People: School and Society. The activity was meant to simulate blindness. TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer Sitting in front of her concrete-block house Thursday afternoon, a pregnant Shardae D. Wells looked away and, for a moment, hid her black eye. On Wednesday, Gainesville Police arrested Jeremy P. Delapierre, 25, the father of her two children. He was charged with aggravated battery and domestic battery by strangulation. Delapierres mother, Clara M. Young, and cousins, Jimmie L. Hart and Nathail G. Harrington, were also booked on aggravated battery charges. All four remained at Alachua County Jail on Thursday night. The problems started when Wells visited her mother at the Carver Gardens Apartments, where Delapierre and his family also live. The couple stood at the entrance of the complex on SE 15th Street, and Delapierre They argued. He grabbed her throat, breaking her necklace. Delapierre into an apartment, his family members attacked Wells, according to an arrest report. After Young swung and missed, Wells pulled the 48-year-old woman to the ground and sat on her. Harrington then hit Wells in the left eye. As Wells lay on the ground, Hart repeatedly kicked her, according to police. Wells remained curled into a ball, using her head and limbs to protect her stomach. Thursday afternoon, Wells said she is seven weeks pregnant, and Delapierre is the father. Im really hurt because weve been together for nine years, Wells said. I would never let my family jump him. I know I said I would, but I wont. I wont. I wont. But there aint no love. He aint never gonna see his kids no more. No, sir. Wells aunt, Arnethen S. Johnson, was also at the apartment complex Wednesday. She received a call and learned that the police were outside with Wells and Delapierre. When she arrived, Wells neck was bleeding. erre hiding in a bathroom, they came back outside, saw the beating and arrested the three family members, according to police. Paramedics then drove Wells to Shands at UF. She couldnt even stand up or nothing, Johnson said. She was dizzy. She was coughing up blood. Wells left eye was swollen shut Thursday, marked by a dark purple circle about three inches in diameter. Her neck and right arm were also cut, and she said the left side of her nose is fractured. It hurts to sneeze. Wells was arrested for simple battery in 2004, and she said the Florida Department of Children and Families wont allow her and Delapierre to be around their kids at the same time. I will never forget this, she said. I respect my baby daddy, but now I see: There is nothing between us. We got nothing in common. I just cant do it no more. Four charged in beating of local pregnant woman JACQUELINE BOND Alligator Contributing Writer A recent ranking suggest looking for love is easier in Gainesville than in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. The Daily Beast named Gainesville the second best city Rankings were based on three factors: available singles, dating costs and mental and physical health. cluded Google trends results measuring the popularity of dating sites in each city. Research showed 73 percent of men and 75 percent of women in Gainesville are single. The median salary for a single person is $20,863 and the average movie ticket costs $8.86. Gainesville may be high on the list, but some students disagree with the websites ranking. Will Smith, a 22-year-old food and resource economics senior, said the results of the data have nothing to do with the dating pool in Gainesville. Gainesville is the worst place to hook up, Smith said. When I say hook up, that doesnt mean Christopher Fadeley, a 22year-old computer engineering senior, disagrees. He has a girlfriend. Its a good combination of college kids, locals and a bunch of good places to go out, he said. Ranking: Dating in Gainesville easy Top Cities to Find a Date in 2012 1. Atlanta 2. Gainesville 3. Lincoln, Neb. 4. Austin, Texas 5. Minneapolis, Minn.City second on website listDelapierre

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 STATE BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterThe largest potential change to the Florida prison system failed to pass in the Florida Senate this week, but opponents to the bill over. A state bill, which was introduced to the Senate on Jan. 20, was aimed at privatizing the of 21 votes. If the bill had been approved, the Corrections Corporation of America would have been in than local governments. This is a top priority of Gov. Rick Scott, and it was an attempt to give our taxpayer money to his corporate bankers, said David Bergstein, spokesman for the Flor ida Democratic Party. Democrats and Republicans came together to defeat this bill, which would have my and rural economy across the state. Since there is a chance the bill over, said Jeff McAdams, president of the Alachua County Fraternal Order of Police lodge. Until the session is over, it He said the bill is a bad policy for Florida because it could lead to looser safety measures that could lead to an inmate breakout. The introduction of the bill means state prisons may have a reduced budget next year, McAdams said. McAdams said the Corrections Corporation of America promised to save the state 7.5 percent of its year. The state Senate is still considering cutting that 7.5 percent because it was not planning to pay that cost, he said. Cutting the budget even more in an economic downturn would put the police force in a worse place than it already is, he said. Crime goes up when the economy goes down, McAdams said. Our community was hit hard by the economic recession, but with come back. If a prison has less money, he said, it has to settle for a less-qualchances of an inmate breakout. We have a number of correcof the UF campus, McAdams ing on students. Sen. John Thrasher, who supported the bill, did not return calls requesting comment.Bill to privatize state prisons fails in Senate, could return

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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 EditorialFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Mardi Gras? 170 TOTAL VOTES21% YES 79% NOThursdays question: Did you go to the Drake concert? Next week, students will be voting in Student Government elections on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. And you will likely be harassed by at least one member of one party on your way to class at some point next week if you havent already. We encourage you to pay attention to the issues and make your voice heard. The Students Party has our vote, but we want you to look at arguments from both sides so you can make an informed decision. That leads us to this weeks nonsequitor edition of...Darts & LaurelsFirst up, we throw a voyeurism-will-always-be-grossand-weird DART at creepy copsing sued for allegations related to the secret videotaping of several women, some of whom were naked while they were Someone should tell this cop about the Internet, where he can be creepy in the privacy of his own home. Next, we give a model-for-the-nation LAUREL to the state of Washington for legalizing same-sex marriage. Yes, this has been a topic for the last few issues, but it should be. For being great representatives of the Gainesville, we throw a because-of-your-ignorance-and-intolerance-you-will-notbe-tolerated-anywhere DART at the two Gainesville High School girls who posted an incredibly racist and offensive rant to YouTube. Despite their ignorance, we do hope that threats of violence remain just that. In more uplifting news, we give a giving-a-good-nightsleep-to-those-who-need-it-most LAUREL to Tempur-Pedic, which recently donated 51 beds to the Ronald McDonald House. The charity provides temporary housing to families with critically ill children receiving treatment at Gainesville hospitals. These beds will probably do wonders for the stress they must be experiencing. a-problem DART at hazing. There have been two reports of possible hazings that have occurred in the past few years. This should not be happening, and lets hope that whichever party is chosen next week will deal with this unnecessary problem in its upcoming administrations. Members of SG, with their ties to Greek life, should be the most outspoken opponents of this nonsense. Finally, we have to give a congratulations-and-welcometo-The-Gator-Nation LAUREL to the nearly 11,700 students who received acceptance letters to UF. There must have been a lot of happy people the day the acceptance letters went out. If you decide to come to UF, we want to welcome you to the community! Have a fun and safe weekend, and be sure to check back next week.People should appreciate everyday lifeOur culture has shifted, and we value athletes and celebrities instead of inventors and writers. We care about the clothing people wear or the weight of others because weve been programmed to do so by the imagination-sucking, dementor-like kiss of death the path of apathy, impersonality and group-think, just like the humans aboard the Axiom. Society brainwashed us into holding certain beliefs, most of them negative. We dont believe in our political process. We dont believe in our education system. We dont even believe in ourselves anymore because uphold unrealistic beauty standards, just as men spend excessive time in the gym to beef up because society tells new iPhone release, and the list goes on. If you get anything from my rant, get this: unthink what is happening around you. Dont be conned into the be so brainwashed into your routines that your life passes you by. to the effect of let me enjoy life now because I may be Think about all the events that led to this moment. Not just the events that lead you to this column, but the ones that lead to your very existence. Billions of years, ago the Big Bang occurred, and eventually everything cooled enough for atoms to form and stabilize. These swirls of atoms, due to gravity, eventually condensed into stars. Those atoms formed heavier atoms, which condensed to form planets and other matter. Consider how special Earth is: It revolves around a large star that isnt too close to scorch the planet, yet isnt too far to leave it cold. Earth exists in what is known as the perature is just stable enough to support life. Through geologic processes, water formed on our planet with many other molecules. Accordto organic molecules when lightning struck the broth of life. Organic molecules self-assembled into membranes, which eventually lead to cells. Some cells began working together with other cells and gave rise to eukaryotes. The eukaryotes then teamed up to form systems and, later, more complex lifeforms. Some life fed on the energy from the sun, while others fed on energy from other organisms. These organisms, over time, became more complex until one day, some exited the primordial soup On land, plants developed, organisms evolved and ecosystems were formed. Asteroids struck the earth, one of which wiped out the dinosaurs. Humans, millions of years later evolved from monkeys. Eventually humans banded together, formed civilizations, built the pyramids, pondered lifes mysteries and sent people to the moon. Humans fought bloody wars, killing young men who would have otherwise been fathers. You are privileged to have this moment, but as a society we dont appreciate it. We dont understand how special we truly are, especially us Americans. Instead, we complain. We choose to squander our limited time Chris Ceresa is a math and classics junior at UF. His column appears on Fridays. Chris Ceresaopinions@alligator.org

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7Letter to the EditorStudent Body president has been subject of baseless attacksThe highly critical responses to a recent letter written by the Student Body president are extremely biased and one-sided. With elections coming up fast, we have seen increases in these baseless attacks, especially in response to a recent letter written by the Student Body president, in which he explains the stance and reasoning behind his decision on HJR931 and SJR1508. Reynolds clearly and articulately stated UF and FSU student bodies. This claim has been made on numerous other smaller college campuses. To say that our Student Body president fails to meet the needs of the UF students and further condemn his clearly informative letter as confusing and enraging, one must question the writer of these responses and his motives. Reynolds decision in Tallahassee, a move that clearly favors UF students above all other state colleges and universities in the state, is already proof enough that our Student Body president serves the best interests of UF students, despite overwhelming odds. The open transparency and willingness to further explain his actions to the Student Body shows he has nothing to hide. In Reynolds short tenure as both vice president and president, much restructur ing work has gone into the SG cabinet, block tuition was successfully averted and overall spending within SG was scrutinized and reduced or eliminated. While I agree that much work is still needed, Reynolds has done an excellent job serving the Student Body. It is easy to get caught up in the political bashing, biased insults and false accusations that are characteristic of every election season. However, we should not forget, belittle and deny the enormous contributions that the SG leaders have accomplished in their Nation. Andrew Chu UF alumnus Like most UF students with a cellphone, I received alerts about the strong-arm robbery of a fellow student last week. I read the next day how some were offended by the photograph of the suspect being arrested on the front page of the Alligator, and I couldnt help but chuckle in amazed amusement. Or is it amused amazement? Hard to tell. The fact is, people, if you stopped allowing yourselves to be victims, you wouldnt be one. If you simply refuse to be a victim, it is impossible to become one. For all of the young women who walk dark streets with their keys between their knuckles in fear of the attacker in the shadows, and for all the young men who talk tough at the pub but end up getting rolled in the street for their things, I have only one thing to say: Time to evolve. Put yourself in the predators shoes. Learn to understand tween predator and prey. Why would the average street ver min be any different? Theyre not. I was incredibly blessed during my formative years to par ticipate in a cage-diving expedition with large pelagic sharks off the west coast with the Hydrosphere Group. In nature, there are few creatures as awe-inspiring as a white shark. These brutes are often 6-feet thick. The girth of these monsters is sobering like nothing Ive ever experienced. And yet, they are cautious, oppor tunistic ambush predators with barely any edge over their prey. If the shark had any idea that it could easily come in and cut a diver in half, there would be no Shark Week. The same goes for African lions, jihadi ery experience Ive had with the more opportunistically violent this balance was one of suicide-vest wearing jihadis, who were on a mission to paradise. They were easy to zero in on and dispatch outside of the killzone with a little basic Marine Corps marksmanship. Semper Fi. But since this isnt often an option out on University Avenue, let me propose a different mode of thinking. Not a differ ent mode of behavior, because its not for you to change your behavior its for the predators. Step 1: Fight back! Make yourself as big, loud and angry as possible if attacked. This means scream, kick, punch, bite and chase. From the moment your safety is in danger, write it off Predators are nervous, cagey and only barely in control. Challenge this balance and the panic you will induce will amaze you. Trust me. Step 2: Wise up. Know your surroundings. Dont invite a challenge, but dont cower from one, either. Signal to all around that youre not prey. Its a mentality thats easy to read, and will likely get you to safety when the wolf catches your scent. Step 3: Use what you have. Remember your physics lessons, ger down to your inner wrist. Flex your hand back and feel that bone right there. Thats your tomahawk, boys and girls. Deliver that bone in a downward chop to an attacker, especially to the top of the skull. After you watch them go down like a ton of bricks, you will have plenty of time to call in the cavalry. Gainesville is not a nice place. UF life may lead you to believe that things are all fair, collegial and awarding of merit, earnestness and excellence. Get real. You are a target, but you dont have to be a victim. Gird your loins, take every advantage and relieve yourself of any illusions of fairness out here on the streets. As they say of starstruck newcomers in Las Vegas, New York City, the entire state of California and basically anywhere else where a good deal of money is made from outsiders, just like here, In the world of wolves, we welcome all sheep. No bleating. No retreating. You can do this. Joshua Fonzi is a microbiology and cell science and entomology and nematology senior at UF.Guest columnJoshua FonziSpeaking Out

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keep this in mind, he said. At a Board of Governors meeting in December, Machen stressed that UF is different from the other 10 schools in the state university system and should be treated accordingly. Although he said he is averse to placUF needs to look for more funding that doesnt come from the state. If the bill passes, Machen wrote in an email, it would allow UF to compete at national and international levels. An amendment to SB1752 contains the 14 criteria for allowing universities to raise tuition. UF is expected to be eligible to pursue the increases. Some of the criteria include an aver age weighted GPA of 3.8 or higher and a top 50 ranking on at least two wellknown and respected national public university rankings. Students with Florida Prepaid college plans would be exempt from the tuition increase. The increases would have to be approved by UFs Board of Trustees, then passed to the Board of Governors, the highest governing body of the state university system. Read the rest of the story at alligator.org. 8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterA leading council on environmental design recognized the tion in Florida. Alachua County Fire Rescue Station No. 10 was honored at Tuesdays Alachua County Commission meeting for being a Leadership in Energy and Environthe United States Green Building Council. The county facility department presented the commission plaque Tuesday. The plaque, which will hang on the front of the building, in Florida. After the original building design was drafted in 2008, the Alachua County Commission had the station redesigned to meet national green and sustainable standards. It was completed in 2009. buildings must meet certain guidelines. Guidelines include reducing water use, using technology in bathrooms that cuts down on waste water and using energylighting systems inside the building, according to the U.S. Green Building Council website. tures a solar heating system that will save 70 percent in hot water costs, said Charlie Jackson, Alachua County facilities manager. Waterless urinals will save 7,500 gallons of water annually. The site also features a rainwater har vesting system that will provide only county building that is Three other county buildings are cation from the U.S. Green Building Council.Countys green fire rescue station named Floridas first TUITION, from page 1Some students would be exemptStu TUDEntNT LiIFE NICOLE BERRIOAlligator Contributing WriterDaniel Landesberg has been an active member of UFs Jewish community since his freshman year, and he has tried to go to Israel twice. This May, the 19-year-old telecommunication sophomore will experience Birthright, a free 10-day Israel trip for Jewish students, on UF Hillels largest trip yet. Im really excited for the opportunity to experience something that Ive been learning about for so long, he said. About 190 UF students registered through UF Hillel as of Thursday for the Taglit-Birthright Israel trip. The largest trip before was in 2011 with 160 students. UF Hillel teamed with Birthright organization Israel Experts. The groups hope to take 300 students this summer. The demand is greater than weve ever seen, said Joshua Kahn, the Jewish agency program director at Hillel. A record number of students applied by lel usually sends about 85 percent of applicants, he said. Registration will end once 300 students have signed up. Originally, Israel funded 25 percent of the trip, he said. But it is now funding 50 percent of the trip, allowing us to give out more seats than in previous years. Sending one person to Israel costs about $3,000, Kahn said. The trip is free, other than a $250 security deposit, which is refunded at the end of the trip.Free Israel trip in high demandAlex Catalano / Alligator SS taff The demand is greater than weve ever seen.Joshua KahnJewish agency program director at HillelMachen

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffAsk Me About My WienerMini Oscar Mayer Wienermobile keychains sit on a table as giveaways at the Wienermobile Hotdogger Program information session in the Career Resource Center on Thursday. THE INCIDENT OCCURED OUTSIDE THE SWAMP RESTAURANT. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Contributing WriterA UF student faces a criminal charge after he slapped another student in the face outside the Swamp Restaurant on Thursday morning. According to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report, John Michael Peterson, 22, was arrested at 1:50 a.m. after he slapped Andrew Bacha, 20. Peterson said he saw Bacha talking to one of Petersons ex-girlfriends. and I slapped him. Bacha said he and a friend recalled the night differently. Bacha, an applied physiology and kinesiology sophomore. friend of Bachas and a UF psychology senior, said Peterson tried to walk into the restaurant after Healy told him it was closed. Healy said Peterson was drunk. group, which included Bacha. the smallest of the group, Healy said. to Bacha. slapped him across the face, leaving a red mark, Bacha and Healy said. assistance. Peterson managed to free himself and escaped from the scene. a little punk, Bacha said. rested him, according to the report. Bacha said hes still angry and consomeone and then sprints away? According to the Alachua County Jail, Peterson was released Thursday after noon.Man faces battery charge after Midtown slap-and-run He bitch-slapped me and took off like a little punk. Andrew BachaUF sophomore

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. Search Smarter. Not Harder. ApartmentsInGainesville.com4-25-72-1 Student friendly 2/2s and 4/4s 42 TV in EVERY apt Text GP to 47464 for more info! 4-25-72-1 All-inclusive private suites ***4/4s @ $399*** Sign & Receive a $100 Gift Card!!! Free 42 Flat-Screen TV!!! 2 pools, 2 bus routes, tons of amenities LexingtonCrossingUF.com Call today! 373.9009 4-25-11-72-1 **ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY** Almost Full for Fall! 2BR/2BA w/Roommate Matching Available Direct Bus Route to Campus! www.EnclaveUf.com 376.0696 4-25-11-72-1 Gainesville Place Apts 4 BUS ROUTES TO UF! 4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive ONLY $459 per person! (352) 271-3131 -GainesvillePlace.com 4-25-72-1 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalkapt.com 352-337-9098 4-25-72-1 3/3s-ROOMATE MATCHING $424/person Call Today! 352-335-7656 4-25-12-65-1 Need 4 students for 4 bedroom, 4 bath, fully furnished Condo $350 per month per student, includes utilities at Univ Terrace West 3800 SW 20th Ave 352-586-6468. Requires 1 year lease starting Aug 15th. 2-23-12-12-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today!QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $375. 2br $425 372-6881, 213-3901 4-25-12-72-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-25-12-72-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood flrs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-5382181. Lv msg 4-25-12-72-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-12-12-171-2 FULLY RENOVATEDDELUXE 3BR/BR Apartment Homes Internet, Pest Control, & Refuse Included Only $1149! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 4-25-11-72-2 1/1 s Starting at $489 Water and Sewer Incl. 352-376-1248 4-25-11-72-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4s Only $459 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 4-25-72-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 4-25-11-72-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-25-12-72-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 1BRs $425-495 2BR/1.5BA, W/D $580 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-25-11-72-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 4-25-12-72-2 SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD Plasma TV for new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 4-25-12-72-2 Gatornest 300 NW 18 ST $550 1BR/1BA 3 blocks to UF Gatorside 1600 NW4 AVE $450 1BR/1BA 4 blocks to UF Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA Bike to UF No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 2-28-12-36-2 SUN KEY~SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 999~1001 SW 16th Ave. Close to UF, Shands & Vet School 2bed/1bath Sun Key units starting at $550 2bed/1.5bath Sun Harbor Townhouse starting at $575 Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041 / 352.376.6720 4-25-11-80-2 SUN BAY APARTMENTS 708 SW 16th Ave. 2BR/1BA close to UF, Shands, Vet School Units starting at $550!! Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.6720 / 352.376.7041 4-25-11-79-2 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable rates. 239-300-1294 2-29-12-35-2 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 NOW. REDUCED to $850/mo. Prefer students or professionals 327-2931 or 376-6183 2-2912-15-2 ONE Block to UF-Available 8/1/2012-2/2.5 bath townhouse,w,d,dishwsh, guaranteed parking, wood floors VERY cute-1017 SW 1st Avenue www.forrentgainesville.com or 514-4915. Only 3 units remain!!! 3-14-1220-2 ***5 Bedroom House*** Walk to class! Wood Floors. Lots of Parking. Lease begins August 10th. Please contact John @ 561-866-8234 for more info. 2-17-5-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 2-20-11-35-2 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrillmanagement.com 2BR2BA Condo in Turkey Creek Carpet, Dishwasher, Laundry Hkups, Close to Alachua & Gainesville 11426 NW 67th Terrace $800/Mo 2BR 1BA Garage Apt in Duckpond Area Wood Floors, Laundry, Central H & Air 726 NE 4th Street $800 /Mo 2BR 1BA Apt 1 BLK to UF, Carpet, Central H & Air, Carpet Laundry., Inclds Wtr and Swg. $800/Mo Can reserve for Summer or Fall now. Grad II 1236 SW 4th Avenue 2BR 1BA Apt Robert Obrien Apts Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht Near Sams Club/Walmart $500/Mo 2901 NW 14th Street 2BR 1BA House in Oaks of Kanapaha 4845 SW 57th Drive $725/Mo Carpet, Central H & Air, Laundry hkups Off Archer Rd. Effeciency across from UF Stadium 2 Rooms, no kitchen, just Frig and sink shared bathroom. Most people bring in a hotplate or microwave $295/Mo 2-24-12-9-2 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 Lender Owned On-Line Only East Tennessee Real Estate Auction. Bidding Begins February 15th, Ends March 1st. 10% Buyer's Premium Lic. #TAL 2199 www.PottsBrothers.com (800)701-8966 2-17-1-5 20 Acres-Live On Land NOW!! Only $99/mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Free Color Brochure. (800)755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com 2-17-1-5 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

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ALLIGATOR MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-25-12-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-25-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-12-72-6ESTATE SALE 6pc BR, 10pc dr, 6pc off, 5pc dinette, couch, 8pc wicker, silver/china/art, decor items, can deliver. 4203 NW 69th St., 2/16-2/20. 7a-7p. 2-20-11-5-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig. Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND We Buy Cell Phones & other Electronics (iPads,iPods,Gaming Systems,Laptops.) Working or Not We Unlock & Repair Phones Techmodo 6450 SW Archer RD (352)872-5881 2-29-18-8 In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-12-72-10 Uf Surplus Equipment Auctions are underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-25-12-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 4-25-73-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-25-11-99-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2573-11 4-25-12-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-25-12-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 2-27-35-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-25-72-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 4-25-1272-12 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 2-17-12-8-13 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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12, 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 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 Obtain valuable experience for your future!! Gainesville Health & Fitness Center is looking for highly motivated, responsible, hardworking individuals for the following positions Floor Instructors Kids Club Attendants Front Desk Maintenance/Housekeeping Zwurlys Caf No prior experience needed. Part time and Overnight positions available. We will be holding a Job Fair on Tuesday, February 21 & Wednesday, February 22 from 10am-2pm both days. At 4820 Newberry Road 2-20-12-2-14 LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT Servers wanted, Experience required. Apply in person between 1:30 pm and 6 pm at 7038 NW 10th place near I-75 and Newberry Rd or 9513 NW 39th Ave & I-75 3-1-12-10-14 Medical Billing Trainees Needed! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! No Experience needed! Job Training & Local Placement assistance. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 2-171-14 A Few Pro Drivers Needed Top Pay & 401K 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)2588782 www.meltontruck.com/drive 2-17-114 Driver Hometime Choices: Weekly, 7/ON-7/ OFF, 14/ON-7/OFF. Daily Pay. New trucks! Van and Refrigerated. CDL-A, 3 months recent experience required. Top Benefits! (800)414-9569 www.driveknight.com 2-171-14 Need CDL Drivers A or B with 2 yrs recent commercial experience to transfer motor homes, straight trucks, tractors, and buses. www.mamotransportation.com (800)5013783 2-17-1-14 Drivers: RUN 5 STATE REGIONAL! Get Home Weekends, Earn Up to 39/mi, 1 yr OTR Flatbed exp. req'd. SUNBELT TRANSPORT, LLC (800)572-5489 ext. 227 2-17-1-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-25-72-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-25-12-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-25-72-15 www.UFMoverGuys.comLicensed & Insured Last Minute Specials Loading & Unloading Full-Service Mover. 352-222-0211. FL Movers Reg No IM1847 4-25-12-72-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-25-74 15 Epic Photographer for HireEmail suzettecook@onebox.com Gator Alum, hrly chg. You keep the digital files www.mizdigital.com 352-260-2511 4-25-12-72-15 Horse boarding, $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

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG The Florida WayShould UF coach Will Muschamp kick A.C. Leonard off the football team? Vote online at alligatorSports.org.Florida swimmer Elizabeth Beisel headlined UFs second day at the SEC Championships, where the Gators took home three gold medals. ... Also, UFs mens tennis team is traveling to the ITA National Indoor Championship in Charlottesville, Va. See full stories at alligatorSports.org. UF OPENS SEASON TODAY AT 7 P.M. AT HOME. BRYAN HOLT Alligator Writer Hudson Randall cant remember what its like to pitch against hitters other than his teammates. For the better part of the past day night starter has squared off against the likes of Daniel Pigott, Preston Tucker and Mike Zunino in intrasquad scrimmages. Replacing Floridas powerful lineup tonight at 7 will be a comFullerton team that makes up for a lack of power with speed and a knack for taking chances on the basepaths. has taken note and began prepar ing his team for a style typically it in the scrimmages so far, especially in the last three or four, Randall said. Hes been hitting-and-running a lot of the guys and getting us ready for it. The Titans will try to keep busy as possible. tering to the small-ball approach The Titans had a team on-base to get runners in position to pull off their ultimate game plan. Fulsteals (98), attempting to swipe Florida. We need to focus on the leadthem out and they cant get on, then they cant do the stuff they want to do. The Titans baserunning Zuninos 19 home runs dur ing his sophomore campaign were two more than the entire in home runs with 69, while the Titans stumbled into the picture who shoots for early contact, the tons lineup has Randall excited to attack. If theres not a lot of power guys, youre not really wor ried about them running into a park, he said. Im going to try to knock them out of their element, and theyre going to try to do the same thing. Bad contact is what Randall start freshmen at second base and third base tonight is hoping for. The Titans were able to reel off 24 triples in 2011 off pitchers who approached the four-time national champions with little starter for Fullerton had at least one triple last season, and designated hitter Tyler Pill is the only who hit .313 or better last season not to return. tact and trust our defense, Zunino said. pounding the strike zone and hopefully get some good outs, some early outs and keep our pitch count low.Alligator File PhotoFlorida right-handed pitcher Hudson Randall, who will start tonights game against Cal State Fullerton, said he will be taking an agressive approach against the small-ball prone Titans. THE tTOM GREEN SHOWWhat happened to the Florida Way? You all remember the line Will Muschamp uttered when he was introduced as Floridas coach on Dec. 14, 2010; the words that generated excitement among no-nonsense guy the Gators needed after players accrued more than 30 arrests during Urban Meyers tenure. Theres a certain thing that Im going to refer to as the Florida Way, and thats the way they need to act and thats said. Im going to demand that, and I think that youll unto me. Fourteen months later, though, the Florida Way has simply fallen by the wayside. The arrest counter crept into double-digits Wednesday night when with domestic battery. The 10 arrests than a year signal one of two things: Either the Florida Way his team. Regardless of the answer, Muschamp must send a mesabout this program. Florida released a statement from Muschamp on ThursMuschamp took the easy way out. The myriad arrests under Meyer were masked by the to take action.Muschamps words hold little weight as arrests pile upFlorida prepared for Cal State Fullertons small-ball approach Weve got to take chances pounding the strike zone and hopefully get some good outs, some early outs and keep our pitch count low.Mike ZuninoUF catcherSEE TOM, paPA GE 20 Tom GGreentwitter: @tomas_verde Poll ResultsWith Gators baseball set to open the season Friday, will the team win its 85% YESES 15% NONO33 total votes

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As a freshman at Florida last season, Leonard played in nine games, catching eight passes for 99 yards. There have now been 10 arrests and nine players ar rested since Will Muschamp took over for Urban Meyer. Of the 10 arrests, Leoncharge. The other nine include eight marijuanaor alcohol-related charges and one charge for driving with a suspended license and resisting arrest. This behavior will not be tolerated and A.C. has been suspended from team activities at this time, coach Will Muschamp said in a statement. I certainly dont condone this type of behavior it is not what we expect from the University of Florida football program. Alligator staff writer Tom Green contributed to this story. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@ alligator.org and Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15 ARREST, from page 1Arrest brings total to 10 under MuschampWOMENS BASKETBALL JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer The free-throw line reared its ugly head again for the Gators on Thursday night. Florida (16-10, 6-7 Southeastern Conference) made just 13 of 23 free throws in a 75-69 overtime loss to Vanderbilt (20-6, 8-5 SEC) in Nashville, Tenn. Losing to the Commodores dropped the Gators record to 2-9 this season in games decided by six points or fewer. Florida seemingly had the game in hand after Jaterra Bonds forced a key turnover by Vanderbilts Christina Foggie with 15.8 seconds left in regulation. Foggie, who entered the game as the SECs leading scorer with 18.1 points per game, drove the lane for the go-ahead score, but was called for a charge after knocking Bonds to Lanita Bartley made two free throws after drawing a foul on the ensuing possession, widening UFs lead to three points at 65-62 with 11 seconds to play. Foggie redeemed her costly offensive foul just seconds early by draining a tying 3-pointer that danced around the rim and into the game into overtime knotted at 6565. We didnt talk about [Foggies buzzer-beater]; we just talked about getting ready to play, coach Amanda Butler minutes (in over time) had to be ours and we had to set the tone the way that we had for most of the ball game. The overtime period proved costly for the Gators as the offense sputtered. Florida scored just four points in the extra period. We just werent very cohesive as a unit, offensively, Butler said. Consequently, we werent getting good looks. We werent taking what was there. Jennifer George recorded teamhigh marks with 17 points and nine rebounds, narrowly missing out on her 14th double-double of the season. The junior forwards offensive output helped the UF bench outscore Vanderbilts reserves 37-10. The Florida bench contributed half, helping build a 51-45 lead with 9:22 remaining. However, the Gators failed to put the game away, never building on their six-point advantage. We had great momentum, Butler said. We didnt sustain our intensity very well. We relaxed when we got up on them a few possessions and you cant do that at any point in an SEC competition. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@ alligator.org.UF drops another by six points or fewerButler This behavior will not be tolerated and A.C. has been suspended from team activities at this time. Will MuschampUF football coach

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16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 Alligator File PhotoFlorida senior gymnast Amy Ferguson scored a seaGYMNASTICS LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer With the 2012 season at its midpoint, coach Rhonda Faehn plans on giving her top gymnasts some much-needed rest tonight. When No. 2 Florida (7-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) takes on No. 17 Auburn (3-8, 0-4 SEC) in Auburn Arena at 8 p.m., the Gators supporting cast will see more action with most of their allarounders taking a break from at least one event. After tonights meet, UF will round out its regular-season schedule with a teams No. 4 Georgia, No. 9 Nebraska and No. 1 Utah. What continually goes through my head is that everybody needs to be healthy and strong and fresh, mentally and physically, Faehn said. Thats what Im focused on. Not the overall product, which I know will be there toward the end of the year. Faehn said junior Marissa King will Auburn, while junior Ashane Dicker son, who has won two all-around titles in UFs past three meets with totals of 39.60, Kytra Hunter, who won her third SEC Freshman Gymnast of the Week honor for her performance last Friday against Floridas only all-arounder will likely be sophomore Alaina Johnson, who has taken part in all four events only twice this season. With its most productive gymnasts resting in some events, UF hopes the supporting cast will carry momentum from last week. Against LSU, the role players helped team total in program history. Last Friday, senior Nicole Ellis recorded a 9.875 on both vault and uneven bars, while junior Randy Stageberg scored a Senior Amy Ferguson also tallied a event, and freshman Rachel Spicer scored In addition, sophomore Mackenzie Caquatto won her third consecutive bars title with a 9.9. Even little-used senior Elizabeth Mahlich posted a 9.825 on bars. We have at least seven or eight solid routines on each event, Ferguson said. We always have people who are ready and willing to step in. We are prepared if we have four all-arounders or three or two or one. Faehn said she believes her teams supporting cast is the key to winning an NCAA championship this year. You need the heavy hitters, those hitting the four events consistently, but the 1-6 (on each lineup) has to be top, Faehn said. [The role players] are going to do a great job once again. Theyre going to step up and really utilize that opportunity to shine.UF giving key gymnasts a breather at AuburnFaehn

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After Janoris Jenkins racked up his second marijuana-related arrest in a matter of months, Muschamp showed the Gators best player the door. If Muschamp is serious, and wants the rest of us to believe he is, he should have made an example of Leonard. The details of the Gainesville Police Departments arrest report are repulsive, and if its true that Leonard ripped chunks of hair out of the victims head, pushed her into a dog cage his apartment, then Muschamp needs to do more. And more importantly, he needs to make it clear that domestic violence will not be tolerated. I dont care much if players smoke marijuana or drink underage. But violence against women or children is inexcusable and should be treated as such. If Muschamp is willing to publicly take the NCAA to task for suspending Sharrif Floyd early in the season, then he should do the same when his own players act reprehensibly. Jenkins got the boot because it was his second offense, and while this is incident involving violence, as he once swung on an opponent during a game his senior year of high school. That should have made it easier for Muschamp to make an example of Leonard. Pull his scholarship. Boot him from the team. Do something to prove that domestic violence is a serious issue. But he didnt. Muschamp needs to decide which way he wants this program to head, Florida Way clearly isnt working out. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org. THE GATORS OPEN THEIR FIRST HOME SERIES TODAY AGAINST THE SPARTANS. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer The Gators golden opportunity in the Golden State will have to wait. In less than a week, No. 1 Florida will face three ranked opponents in three days at the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. However, before coach Tim Waltons team can look ahead to its trip out west, it must focus on its home weekend series with Michigan State. Spartans coach Jacquie Joseph recently took her squad down to Miami for the Combat Classic, where it dropped four games, with only one coming to a ranked opponent. Now, Michigan State (1-4) will take a crack at the top team in the nation in Gainesville. Walton will try to keep his team from viewing this weekend series as just an exhibition. But many of the young players are including freshman Lauren Haeger, who is from Peoria, Ariz. Being from that side of the country, its Haeger said. A bunch of people are going to see their families and everything, so Im really excited. Because the Spartans have failed to rack up a quality win this season, it is easy for the Gators to overlook this weekend and eye their matchups with several Top 25 teams. The three most prominent games Florida will play in California are against No. 18 Texas A&M, No. 13 Texas and No. 7 Washhead-to-head in a three game series against the Spartans. Possibly helping Florida not look past this matchup against MSU is the fact that it year. Haeger does not want to disappoint the home crowd. I hope we have a lot of fans, Haeger to play here. I dont really know to expect, but Im just excited to go play. Florida fans are awesome, freshman Sami Fagan added. I think they will just pump us up. Were excited to play for people. We want to show them what we have. What the Gators have is an overpower ing offense that scored nearly as many runs Walton said he knows his team has a target on its back and must stay vigilant throughout the season. Everybody is going to come out to get the Gators, Walton said. And I think our players understand that. They really dont get too high or too low. The demeanor is the same and the intensity is the same. Floridas intensity will certainly be tested this weekend. But when asked if the Gators will be ready for their relatively short homestand before heading off to California, Haeger answered with complete assuredness. bodies right and our minds rights, Haeger said. So were ready. 20, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012 David Carr / AlligatorThird baseman Sami Fagan and pitcher Lauren Haeger said the Gators are trying to concentrate on Michigan State, although a cross-country road trip awaits next week. TOM, from page 17No. 1 UF trying not to overlook Michigan State