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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 108 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Darts and LaurelsThe Editorial Board looks back on this week, pg 6. Sorority member says expression of opinion not unsisterlyRead her guest column, pg 7. Winners will be announced March 26, pg. 4. Floridas womens basketball team picked up its 18th win of the season Thursday to boost its NCAA Tournament resume. See story, page 14. 81 /51 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14 Aundre Larrow/ Alligator StaffStudents for Democratic Society representative Skye Schmelzer, 19, speaks with Jamal Sowell, executive assistant to President Machen about fair wages for RTS bus drivers. Schmelzers key point was for drivers to no longer have forced overtime. Read the story on page 4. STUDENT LIFE MAUREEN MARIANO Alligator Contributing Writer Like other college students facing midterms, Santa Fe junior Laura Putlek has a project and paper due this week, two exams and two lab practicals. While theres no cure for her stress overload, Putlek, 21, focuses with the help of an amphetcit hyperactivity disorder. But unlike many students who abuse the drug as a study aid, Putlek has a prescription for it. Although Adderall has become a popular recreational drug for college students, there are healthier ways to cope with exam stress, said E. Maureen Miller, coordinator for alcohol and other drug prevention at GatorWell Health Promotion Services. This includes having a planner to keep track of assignments, getting enough sleep, exercising, eating healthy food and knowing the syllabus to prevent cramming, she said. Its the basic things, but I know a lot of times its easy to forget when students are caught up on having so much to do, she said. Planning can help when they get to that point. If students have no choice but to cram during crunch time, Miller suggests following this rule: For every 50 minutes spent studying or writing, take a 10-minute break. These habits cant be replaced by any drug. [Students] go on to graduate school, get a job and still there will be those things they have to deal with, she said. Thats why its really important to develop these healthy coping strategies now instead of relying on something like this. Adderall no substitute for good study habits, experts say TWO WERE ARRESTED IN THE MURPHREE PARKING LOT. Alligator Staff WriterAhmad Salam doesnt know exactly what sparked violence in the Murphree parking lot Thursday morning, but he has a guess. Two students were assaulted by four men shortly after 2 a.m. The attackers were arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct. The instigator was familiar: alcohol. Salam and his friend, Vishal Singh, were waiting to be picked up in the parking lot after spending the night at Grog House Bar and Grill. Four strangers approached, one yelling at Salam and Singh for no apparent reason. Then the strangers attacked. Erick J. Medina, 21; Frederick V. Medina, 22; Winston M. Frye Aranda, 22; and Michael L. Frye Aranda, 23, were charged Alligator Contributing Writer class-action lawsuit in regard to her unpaid work from August to December 2011. The New York Times reported that the former intern, Xuedan Wang, said the womens magazine violated federal and state wage laws by not paying her. Wang, 28, worked full-time for the company during her internship. Adrienne Wells, assistant director for experiential education at UFs Career Resource Center, said she recommends that companies offering internships follow wage and hour guidelines when hiring students. company, then they should pay their interns, she said. For example, if students intern at a marketing company and work with clients, then they should be paid for their work because the ents business. As far as internships go, you are not supterns there, said Michelle Bedoya-Barnett, partner at the Jacksonville labor and employing them. It is not free labor. Harpers intern would be if the intern worked extensive hours. That would indicate that the intern had become indispensable. If you have a supervisor or are getting credit for the internship, there is a lot more le-Lawsuit sparks discussion of legality of unpaid internshipsFormer Harpers Bazaar intern sues for paymentSEE FIGHT, PAGE 8 SEE INTERN, PAGE 8 As far as internships go, you are having your interns there.Michelle Bedoya-Barnettpartner at the Jacksonville labor and Winston Frye Aranda


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 108 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 TODAYFORECASTTHUNDER STORMS 81/51 CLOUDY 65/46 RAIN 65/55 RAIN 78/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 81/57 TUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY WHATS HAPPENING?Switch the Chip Day Today, noon to 2 p.m. Reitz Union Colonnade Join the 2012 UF Bateman Team in a celebration of a new holiday, Switch the Chip Day. Theyll be giving away free banana chips to encourage Gators to switch the chip on National Tortilla Chip Day. Switch the Chip Day is a free celebration and all are welcome to have fun and stay fit. Institute of Black Culture presents Conversations with Black Faculty and Staff Today, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Orange & Brew at the Reitz Union Conversations with Black Faculty and Staff is a semiannual event that provides all students an opportunity to meet with some of UFs African-American, Caribbean, and African-descent faculty and staff. This event provides students with an opportunity to build networks of support, identify campus and commu nity resources and develop mentoring relationships with faculty and staff from across the campus. The event is free and open to the public. University Commons 5K-9 Saturday, 8 a.m. 2601 SW Archer Road Bring your dogs to the third annual 5K-9 at University Commons. Events include a timed 5K race and a 1-mile fun run with donations benefiting local pet charities. Visit facebook.com/uc5k9 for details and to register early for a discount. Disc Golf Tournament Saturday, 10 a.m. Lake Wauburg South Shore The tournament will have two heats of 18 holes each, with mens and womens amateur and advanced divisions. The top three participants in each division will receive a prize. The event is free for students. Faculty, staff and non-UF affiliates with a student sponsor may participate for $20. For more information, visit recsports.ufl.edu. UF SASE hosts QuickRace Hunt for E-Week. Saturday, 11 a.m. Reitz Union Colonnade The QuickRace is a race to find a path of QR codes hidden throughout campus. Each team registered will receive an initial QR code hinting to the location of the next code and so on. Prizes will be announced during the event. Participants may have up to four people per team, and there will be a limited number of teams. For more information visit www.facebook.com/ The Swamp City Sirens will compete against the Millhopper Devils in Gainesville Roller Rebels intraleague bout and season opener. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets are available at Sweet Dreams Ice Cream, Volta Coffee, Tea and Chocolates or www.brownpapertickets. com. A halftime raffle will benefit the GRR Injured Skater Fund. Visit www.gainesvillerollerrebels.com for more information. HEALs Spring Health Panel Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Pugh Hall The Spring Health Panel provides an opportunity for everyone to learn more about various health care fields. The panel consists of medical, dental, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant and psychology professionals and will be broken up into a small group setting to provide attendees with a customized experience. Food and drinks will be served after the Q & A. Startup Bus March 6 to 11 Startup Bus is a competition/hackathon/roadtrip. Participants create businesses en route to SXSW where they pitch them to a panel of experts. 5K to HEAL March 25, 8:30 a.m. (arrive by 7:45 a.m.) Park-n-ride lot across from SW Rec Center Put your New Years resolutions to the test in this 5K fundraiser to benefit the VetMed chapter of Project HEAL. Register in advance online at www.active. com for $15 or register on race day for $20. Walkers are welcome. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. events/230992616993435/. Beast Feast Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Whitehurst Lodge, 9820 SW CR346 There will be wild and exotic buffet-style game dinner with raffles and silent auctions, live music and dancing, games and activity booths, face painting and live animals. Tickets are $15 at the door and proceeds benefit the Wildlife Society on campus. Come out for a delicious, educational and entertaining time. Directions can be found at: www.facebook.com/ events/262331750502468/. Indian Student Association presents An Evening With Penn Masala Saturday, 7 p.m. University Auditorium The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Penn Masala is the worlds first Hindi a cappella group formed by students at the University of Pennsylvania. Twenty-fifth annual Womens Leadership Conference Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reitz Union Grand Ballroom Registration is open at www.ufwsa.blogspot.com. Registration is $15 and includes breakfast, a keynote speaker, leadership workshops, lunch, an organization fair, a speaker panel, a gift bag, networking oppor tunities and more. The keynote speaker will be Karen DeYoung, a Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and an associate editor for The Washington Post. Maslenitsa Sunday, 2 p.m. Pugh Hall Ocara The UF Russian Club is celebrating Maslenitsa, which translates to either Pancake Week or Butter Week in English. This holiday in Russia is similar to Mardi Gras. Maslenitsa signals the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It is also a time of great feast before Lent. Gainesville Roller Rebels roller derby Sunday, 7 p.m. Skate Station Funworks, 1311 NW 76th Blvd.




ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterAfter about three months of searching for a replacement for for mer Commissioner Rodney Long, who resigned in December, the Alachua County Commission no longer has an empty seat. The newest member of the commission is moving from a pulpit to another kind of platform. Winston Bradley, 71, who is a pastor at a church he formed six years ago, was appointed to the commission by Gov. Rick Scott on Feb. 17. He will serve until November when three seats on the County Commission, including his, will be Bradley is a Gainesville native. He is married and has two grown children who have since moved away. Born and raised in Gainesville, he played basketball and football on the dirt roads in his neighborhood in northwest Gainesville and loved doing handy work around the house. He went to college at BethuneCookman University in Daytona Beach. He taught eighth grade social studies for a year, then joined the Air Force for four years. He served in Cambodia during the Vietnam War. Bradley then worked as a technological supervisor for NASAs space program at the Kennedy Space Center. After, he worked as an insur ance agent for Allstate Insurance for 20 years. He retired from selling insurance in 2000. Bradley started a nondenominational church called Kingdom Life Ministries in southeast Gainesville. He has been the pastor since its inception and will continue his work there while serving on the commission. Three years ago, Bradley cut off was sawing a piece of wood. He said he stayed calm, drove himself to the hospital and sat in the waiting room until a doctor saw him. I am a very relaxed guy, he said. People think I am really serious because I dont smile too much, but once you get to know me, youll see that I keep an open mind. Most of his easygoing nature comes from his spirituality, he said. Bridgette Lewis, a 46-year-old Gainesville resident and member of Bradleys church, said she is proud her pastor gets to sit on the commission. She said he will bring a voice to the voiceless. He is very helpful and very insightful, Lewis said. And he will talk to absolutely anybody and help them with their problems. County Commissioner Paula background will be helpful to the commission, especially while its planning the budget. He dealt with lot of numbers when he sold insurance, and a lot of times thats the hard stuff to wrap your arms around, DeLaney said. She has known Bradley for 20 years. She said she supported him when he ran unsuccessfully for the Alachua County School Board in 1992 and 1996. Along with his professional duties, Bradley has served on public committees. For the last 13 years, he has served on the Santa Fe College Board of Trustees. Bradley also served on the Gainesville Housing Authority board for 12 years. No matter where I am, I pride myself on honesty and integrity, he said. Though he came onto the comBradley said he hopes to work to create more opportunity for businesses to set up shop in Gainesville. By sifting through county codes and ordinances, he said he wants to thriving in the city and the county. I appreciate this honor that has been put in front of me, he said. I want things to run smoothly, and I want to protect citizens. Weve got to be good stewards for the county. 4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012Hayley Stratcher / Alligator StaffNewly appointed County Commissioner Winston Bradley speaks at a commission meeting Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott appointed Bradley to replace Rodney Long after Long resigned in December. COUNTY COMMISSIONGov. Scott appoints Alachua County Commissioners replacement WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MARCH 26. BRITTANY ANN MORRISEYAlligator Contributing WriterThe Gator Nation recently showed its social media presence to the judges of an online contest. UF was announced Thursday as Award. The announcement came after 243 people tweeted why UF should win the fourth annual social media contest. One tweet per person counted as a vote. The Shorty Awards Academy memalong with tweeted votes. Winners will be announced March 26. UF had the third-highest number of votes. Butler Universitys mascot won the popular vote with 412 votes. Queens University of Charlotte was second with 393 votes. to an accredited college that uses social media to engage students and demonstrate spirit, according to its website. Katherine Madrid, 19, tweeted a vote for UF because the Gator Nation is EV ERYWHERE including Twitter! Madrid, a criminology and psychology sophomore, said UFs social media keeps students informed easily. UF has Facebook, Google+, Four square, YouTube and Instagram accounts managed by Bruce Floyd, social media specialist in UFs marketing and communications department. I feel like our social media accounts sarily about what Im doing but the conversations we have with our fans.UF finalist in Twitter contest STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY IS SEEKING MACHENS SUPPORT ON THE ISSUE. JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterOne Regional Transit System mechanic joined eight members of Students for a Democratic Society in Tigert Hall on Thursday as they asked the UF administration to support bus drivers contract negotiations. Because UF students make up about 75 percent of RTS ridership, UF President Bernie tions, said Students for a Democratic Society lead organizer Conor Munro. Jamal Sowell, Machens executive assistant, took the 900-signature petition and information about roughly 200 call-ins to the presiIts a labor rights issue, and more impor tantly, its a student safety issue that we want the university to address, Munro said. He said drivers pensions are being cut, and wages are stagnant. Theyre forced to work overtime, which can present a safety issue, he said. Sowell promised to contact the group. Contracts are negotiated every three years and negotiations start March 1, said Chip Skinner, RTS marketing and communications supervisor. Skinner said it is illegal for employees to drive more than 12 hours in a 24-hour period. They also must have at least eight hours of rest. UF pays about 51 percent of RTSs total operating budget, said Students for a Democratic Society member Skye Schmelzer. That is about $11 million, according to the RTS Revenue Organization campaigns to better bus drivers contracts MATT BOLESAlligator Contributing WriterA Miami couple donated $5 million to a UF gene therapy program. Earl and Christy Powells donation will create the Earl and Christy Powell Univer sity Chair in Gene Therapy and Genetics Research at the UF Health Science Center, UF announced Tuesday. The center was named for them in 2000 after they donated $2 million. The therapy center helps patients of genetic disorders by developing newer and safer website. by an internationally recognized leader in gene therapy who will work on developing safe ways to treat patients, the release stated. Earl and Christy Powells past gener therapy and its translation to patient care, UF President Bernie Machen said in a release. Through strong endowments, such as those created by the Powells, the university and the Health Science Center are able to recruit and retain the best minds in medicine scientists and physicians who shape the future of health care. One of its newest programs is using a harmless virus, known as adeno-associated virus, which will help scientists study genetic diseases such as Lebers Congential Amaurosis, a rare inher ited eye disease. Earl Powell is a co-founder and partner in tended UF and graduated from the University of Miami.Miami couple donates $5 million to UF gene therapy research programMachen


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 AP PhotoBeary SleepyPalle-Jooseppi, a male brown bear, wakes up after winter hibernation at Ranua Zoo in Ranua, Finland, in Lapland on Thursday. After a short stroll, he decided to continue a nap in a soft snow bank. BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterScam versions of Angry ger. same name as Angry Birds scam apps. said. hold more personal informaUF warns students about scam versions of Angry Birds apps SARA DRUMMAlligator Contributing Writer Cinema Verde Film Festival aims to raise awareness of social, environmental issues Marlin Some people think save the trees or save the whales, but they dont really think, Save the people.Tara-Nicole Azariandirector


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 24, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Are you on Twitter?595 TOTAL VOTES36% YES 64% NOThursdays question: Are you surprised by the SG election results?What a week. While we have probably made a few enemies this week, we hope that weve provided some well-rounded coverage of the Student Government elections. Things are not quite over yet, so be sure to stay tuned as more develops. That bring us to our man-isnt-it-crazy-that-those-opinionpages-of-the-Alligator-are-just-so-full-of-opinions edition of...Darts & LaurelsTo start, we throw an Im-not-as-think-as-you-drunk-I-am DART at Georgia Thomas, a Newberry woman who decided that drinking a few rum and cokes at a bar and then driving home intoxicated was more important than picking up her children from church. Classy. In good news, we give a change-for-the-better LAUREL to the Maryland legislature for voting to legalize same-sex marriage. We hope the governor keeps his pledge to sign this bill into law. Now, to the good stuff. For throwing away 268 of our newspapers on Monday, we DART at Senate President Pro Tempore Jason Tiemeier. Contrary to the beliefs of some, we did not report on these actions for sensationalism. We found our papers had been thrown away. We investigated the situation and found evidence. We told the truth. Were we supposed to ignore the act and go about our business? Thats ridiculous. Next, we would like to give a standing-up-for-whats-right LAUREL to the the brave sorority women who came forward this week to expose some of the pressures they face every SG election season. Let us hope that more will come forward and shed light on these disturbing practices. For his accusatory video about the Alligator this week, we throw an at-least-we-had-sources-for-our-accusations DART at Tj Villamil, whom we would also like to congratulate on winning Student Body president. The premise of the video was hard to follow, but it seemed to imply that the Alligator had ulterior motives in its cover age of this weeks events, namely that we are greedy, racist liars. Members (likely rogue) of the Unite Party threw away our paper, and we are the bad guys? These accusations are just silly. We hope that Villamil will choose to rise to a higher level of discourse during his term as Student Body president. Finally, we give a way-to-be-involved LAUREL to the Student Body for record turnout in the elections this week. Keep it up! Have a fun and safe weekend, and be sure to check back next week!A modest proposal: Turn heat up on smokersTwo summers ago, UF declared its campus completely tobacco-free, meaning no cigarettes (including electronic ones), no cigars and no chewing tobacco. I was a freshman then, and I was ecstatic to hear the news. I was sick and tired of the constant wall of smoke permeating the Turlington area. I wished the university had provided gas masks to everyone walking through that area. I hated when smokers would walk around and blow smoke directly in my face. My eyes would water and my nose would burn. From my building at Springs, I would use Turlingtons billowing smoke as a landmark for navigation. The smoke even blocked out Century Tower. There were already many pollutants in the air from car and bus exhaust, peoples farts, harsh cleaning supplies, cooking fumes, outside barbecues and gases emitted by chemistry department research, and I didnt know if my poor lungs could handle one more pollutant. I was so wor ried about my health that I considered transferring to a university that implemented a tobacco ban. When the ban was originally put in place, UF spokesman Steve Orlando said, Were not trying to punish people. Were trying to help people live healthier lives. When I saw Orlandos statement, it hit me: UF is the knight in shining armor who would swoop in and rescue the idiots who started smoking. UF is trying to make everyone healthier because its the administrations responsibility. After all, they have degrees, and were only students. They should tell us what to do and what not to do for our own health and safety. Nobody wants to be looked at as an outcast, Orlando said. It will be a cultural shift over time. Orlando is completely right, but my only wish is that UF would speed up the healthy culture shift. Mandatory weekly gym hours, replacing all access to soda on campus with mineral water and low-fat milk would be a great start to accelerate the culture shift we so desperately need. In addition, the director for community outreach said UF was not turning a cold shoulder on smokers. GatorWell and UFs Health Education Center provide smoking cessation classes. My wish is for UF to really tackle this issue and force people to stop smoking. The admission application should include a smoker check-box, and when a student who checks that box is admitted, he or she should automatically be enrolled in these cessation classes. Of course, if the student doesnt show up for the classes, the student will have less money to spend on death sticks. their applications and then deal with them justly. The tobacco ban ought to be more strictly enforced. Union campus, and if that doesnt work, a SWAT team should be dispatched to tackle those who dare to whip out a lighter. I am so glad the tobacco ban is in place because my family will be coming up from south Florida to visit later in the semester. Both my father and grandfather are smokers. My father has been smoking for more than 30 years, and my grandfather started smoking more than 70 years ago as a child in Italy. When they come into town, UF should use its full force to coerce them into quitting their lifelong, voluntary habit. They cannot smoke on public property that their taxes support. I only hope the administration takes my modest proposals to heart in order to extinguish this cancerous health concern. Chris Ceresa is a math and classics junior at UF. His column appears on Fridays. Chris Ceresaopinions@alligator.org


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7Letter to the EditorAll engineering votes should countMy name is Michael Andrews and I am president of the Benton Engineering Council, the umbrella organization that serves as the volvement. This statement was also created with the help of Amanda Scotto, BEC vice president of communications, and countless other leaders within BEC. The Benton Engineering Council would zation or individual violated any BEC constitutional guidelines or bylaws. Furthermore, submitted party violation that would result in not counting engineering votes, regardless of political party choice. To summarize the events that took place before the violation: The issue began on Feb. 16 when a Students Party candidate submitted an email to the Institute of Industrial Engineers for distribution. According to BEC guidelines, any organization of BEC waives its right to endorse a political party. The email sent out, however, contained only facts and information and featured no IIE endorsement. The IIE student leaders have access to the Industrial and Systems Engineering listserv, which is the channel on which the email was sent. Some students were not pleased with the political information, which is when this issue came to my attention. I contacted both parties (both candidates and leaders) and sent them the contact infor mation of the presidents and treasurers of all BEC societies. I had both groups of candidates submit a platform blurb to me for approval. I waited until both blurbs were submitted before approving and authorizing the distribution. The Students Party team decided to contact all societies, whereas the Unite Party team did not decide to follow through with the blurb. We are not exactly sure why IIE was conorganizations actually distributed the Students Party message to their listservs. The approval and distribution of these blurbs occurred over the weekend, at the same time that the Unite Party submitted a party violation against the ISE email. and did not learn about it until Tuesday night. BEC understands that much of the ruling lies with Student Government, but we wanted to weigh in on the issue to defend our fellow engineers. This campaign, the College of Engineer ing slated the best candidates that it has ever seen for both parties, and I have noticed an increased interest in SG affairs over the last few weeks. Engineering has always been isolated from Student Government in the past, and I am excited that we are contributing to the political discussion; however, I want to ensure that our classmates arent more disengaged from SG than before. If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact us at any time. Also, please stop by our Engineers Week 2012 events that have been occurring every day since Feb. 15 and will end on Feb. 27. Go Gator Engineering! Michael Andrews and Amanda Scotto Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Senior and Chemical Engineering Junior This is a response to the article, Sorority member speaks out about election. Let me just express that I, a member of a Greek organization, a fellow Panhellenic woman and a UF student, endorse Beatrice Diehl in her actions 100 percent. To my dismay, when I expressed this sentiment to members of my Greek organization, I was met with disgust and was disregarded. First, I would like to point out that in her opinions on the issue, Diehl used no slang and did not defame any members of her organization. For this, I respect her and her right to express her opinion (though it may be contrary to her organizations interests). Second, Diehl has been a paying member of her soror ity during her entire four years of college. She has been so it would be an interesting assertion that she has been unsisterly after expressing her own opinion, on her own time and of her own accord. Was the act unsisterly, or was it an act that asserted her status as a human being one who has every right to express her opinion? At what point do we stop and ask ourselves: To what extent does an or ganization have to enforce its beliefs on its members? Let me respond by saying that the extent to which any organization exerts itself over an individual, particularly in cases where that expression is not offensive to any speshould be nonexistent in nongovernmental entities. Yes, the bureaucracy is a necessity for its capacity to deal with many people and organize different issues necessary for modern-day living, but what position or right does an organization that caters to the social needs (at best) and the core values (at its most detrimental) of its members have? Absolutely none. Thus, the crime here is not one of being unsisterly. The offense committed far surpasses any kind of value that has been morphed by the members of Panhellenic or ganizations to serve their own special interests. The greatest offense committed wont be by any one organization. It will be by its members, who accept this demonstration of absurdity and turn their heads away in a refusal to acknowledge, with the compensation of acceptance from their sisters, the most gross and public infraction of justice that any respectable group of organizations could be witness to a restriction of the right to express oneself. Olivia Newan is a philosophy sophomore at UF. She is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.Sorority member says expressing opinion not unsisterlyGuest columnOlivia NewanSpeaking Out


niency. It is okay to be working for free, Barnett said. The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art relies on endowed its interns. are seemingly identical, Segal said. free labor. JAVIER EDWARDSAlligator Contributing Writer about American media bias toward Islam Awareness Month. Union Ballroom. with this event. why Muslims act the way they Suleiman, who teaches at the Al-Maghrib Institute and Islamic media against Muslims and distance of human interaction among generation will reject faith altogether, he said. Ask Muslims how they feel about Islam. Give us a chance. to ask Suleiman questions after his I learned a lot tonight, said health science junior Vinnie Pieriwearing Terry Jones for PresiBookstore before the event, each holding a sign denouncing the Islamic faith. Suleiman indirectly addressed to follow Jesus but hold signs with hateful words toward the Muslim faith, he asked, would Jesus behave that way or say those same words? Islam as a whole will move on, he said. Islam goes beyond the bounds of religion. 8, ALLIGATOR Javier Edwards / AlligatorMatthew Tayon, 20, a junior biochemistry major, debates with a protester outside the UF Bookstore on Thursday evening. ON C AMPUSSpeaker talks media bias against Islam at Reitz Union INTERN, from page 1Harn employs paid and unpaid interns with disorderly conduct. Aranda screamed at Salam and resisting with violence. Salam, an accounting graduate student. He was trying to The three other men with Aranda initially tried to hold ing Salam and Singh. around the corner when they heard that men kicking Salam and Singh as the vicsaid. him. Salam and Singh both said the incident was not a big said. reason with their attackers. It was one of those drunk things, he said. FIGHT, from page 1 THE FAIR BEGINS AT 5 P.M. JESSICA SHELDONAlligator Contributing Writer Tioga Town Center. artists were selected by a jury. ceramics, glass, jewelry and oil and Miller is on the board of the I try to create things that are what Things that are dramatic, interesting, Mandy Macias, committee memof the artists are local, but some come and Georgia. city to city to enjoy it. Several artists have returning customers, Miller said. said.Tioga Town Center art fair opens today MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff Writer her children from church. three children from child care at Pentecostals of Gainesville been drinking and was going home. home. She was clearly drunk. She said before she drove home. took her to Alachua County Jail. She was charged with child neglect a third-degree felony.Woman charged with neglecting childrenThomas Michael Frye Aranda


BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. Search Smarter. Not Harder. ApartmentsInGainesville.com4-25-72-1 Student friendly 2/2s and 4/4s 42 TV in EVERY apt Text GP to 47464 for more info! 4-25-72-1 All-inclusive private suites ***4/4s @ $399*** Sign & Receive a $100 Gift Card!!! Free 42 Flat-Screen TV!!! 2 pools, 2 bus routes, tons of amenities LexingtonCrossingUF.com Call today! 373.9009 4-25-11-72-1 **ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY** Almost Full for Fall! 2BR/2BA w/Roommate Matching Available Direct Bus Route to Campus! www.EnclaveUf.com 376.0696 4-25-11-72-1 Gainesville Place Apts 4 BUS ROUTES TO UF! 4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive ONLY $459 per person! (352) 271-3131 -GainesvillePlace.com 4-25-72-1 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! 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Call for Details! 352-335-7656 4-25-11-72-2 1/1 s Starting at $489 Water and Sewer Incl. 352-376-1248 4-25-11-72-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4s Only $459 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 4-25-72-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 4-25-11-72-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-25-12-72-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 1BRs $425-495 2BR/1.5BA, W/D $580 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-25-11-72-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 4-25-12-72-2 SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD Plasma TV for new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 4-25-12-72-2 Gatornest 300 NW 18 ST $550 1BR/1BA 3 blocks to UF Gatorside 1600 NW4 AVE $450 1BR/1BA 4 blocks to UF Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA Bike to UF No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 2-28-12-36-2 SUN KEY~SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 999~1001 SW 16th Ave. Close to UF, Shands & Vet School 2bed/1bath Sun Key units starting at $550 2BR/1.5BA Sun Harbor units starting at $625 w/ 1 month free; $595 selected units. Receive Summer discounts when you sign a 15 month lease!!!! Contact our office to inquire about student specials! 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 3-2-12-29-2 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 3-21-12-35-2 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 Trends Student House of the Month! 2710 NW 2nd Ave 302 NW 4th Ave Amazing 3 bedroom Historic House Brand New Kitchen and Hardwood Floors Close 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 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!!! 3-14-1220-2SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. 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We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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10, ALLIGATOR 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 MOVE IN TODAY! $19.99 to sign and $100 credit 4/4s starting @ $329 Text SANTAFE to 47464 for more! Now Leasing for FALL! 4-25-12-43-2 4/2 apt close to campus 1740 NW 3rd PL Early signing discount-have 4 people and sign by 2/29 monthly rent 275/room. No Pets. 1 year leases 352-231-3002 www.hodgeprop.com 2-27-12-4-2 Large Homes in NW For RENT 4-7 bdrm $1600 $2.5K/mo (~$400/room) Will Accommodate Individuals or Groups *Ask about Family Discount* Call Eric at (352) 682-7424 3-13-12-10-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 3-13-12-10-2 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408 2/1 apt 204 nw 18 st $1100 4/2 house 929 nw 22 st $1500 /3 house 3514 nw 7 pl $1500 5/3 house 630 nw 36 st $1500 3-12-12-8-2 1.5 miles to UF in NW Gville. Luxury 2bd/2ba condo in small community: walk-in closets, W/D, vaulted ceilings, balcony, 1410 sqft. Built 2006. $950/month. Pets OK. 359-1112 or katewallis83@yahoo.com. Avail. March 1 3-21-12-15-2. VETERANS and SECTION 8 Oakridge Apts 1120 NW 45th Ave. Openings for Vets who qualify under Section 8 Program. 2/1 $550. Pool, RTS, on-site laundry 3723783 3-29-12-20-2 GREAT VALUE WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $445, 2 BR $545. 352-335-0420 3-2912-20-2 SERENOLA PINESOff SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $515, 2BR $595 352-335-0420 3-29-12-20-2 Very vice 3/3 Rockwood $800/m lg bedroom, closet and nice bath Close to UF, I-75 and bus routes all appliance inc(washer & dryer) Call Jared at (941)737-6997 3-19-12-12-2 4BR/4BA Beautifully Renovated condo spacious kitchen, living area, and bedrooms partially furnished. W/D in unit. Great bus rts ten min to UF & shopping. $325/ room. Must rent all rooms at same time. Call(941)-232-1960 4-13-12-31-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. Lovely 3/3, individual lease @ Campus Lodge, females only. Two great roommates. $459/mo, first floor, next to pool, see campuslogdeuf.com for rent/amenity details. Email azanotelli121@aol.com 2-28-2-3 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 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 Beautiful Log Cabin, stable w/bath and equipment barn on 2+/Acres in Chatham, VA. $148,900. Agnes Dowdy & Associates Real Estate (434)851-8522 photos at www. AgnesDowdyRE.com 2-24-1-5 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 2-24-1-5 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 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-25-12-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-25-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-12-72-6 GARAGE SALE: Sat., Feb. 25, 8 am to 2 pm. Graphic design books, mags, supplies. Household. Vintage clothes, file cabinet and office storage. 281 NW 46 Street. 2-2412-1-6 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


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


12, ALLIGATOR 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 2-24-12-8-13 DONOR WANTED: African-American undergoing IVF treatment with leading IVF Center seeking dark complexion African-American female egg donor between 21-28 years old. Must be able to pass background screening: personal health history, family health history, psychological, drug and genetic testing. Past or current smokers do not apply. Except for birth control pills, egg donor cannot be on ANY medication. Will pay $4,000 plus all IVF expenses including legal counseling. Please send full length color photo to: 2614 North Tamiami Trail #311, Naples, FL 34103. Include: Name, D.O.B., mailing address, e-mail address, and PH #. Thank you in advance for your consid eration. 2-27-2-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-12-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! 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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators postseason chancesHow far can Florida advance in the NCAA Tournament without forward Will Yeguete? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. Hannah Rogers picked up the win in No. City Classic in California, but the Gators dropped the second game to Washington. See story at alligatorSports.org. David Carr / Alligator Florida senior guard Jordan Jones scored 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting from three in Thursdays 79-45 win against Mississippi State. JOE MORGAN Alligator Staff Writer Jones, Gators dominate Bulldogs at home I UFs postseason hopes cooling after losing Yeguete UF OPENS SERIES WITH WILLIAM & MARY TONIGHT AT 7. BRYAN HOLT Alligator Writer Tucker on verge of breaking school RBI recordSEE BOOTHE, PAGE 16 SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 16 SEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 16THE BOOTHE REVIEW John Boothetwitter: @jjboothe UF secures 18th win, improves NCAA Tournament resumeTucker Poll ResultsWhich UF basketball result is more likely, women reach NCAA Tournament or men make the Final Four?60% WOMEN 40% MEN81 total votes


THE MEET IS TONIGHT AT 7 IN THE OCONNELL CENTER. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer For coach Rhonda Faehns team, the pivotal stretch of 2012 begins tonight. Florida (8-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) will put its new No. 1 ranking to the test when it hosts No. 3 Georgia (5-2, 4-1 SEC) in the its SEC slate. After facing the Bulldogs, UF will close out its regular season at No. 9 Nebraska and then at home against No. 5 Utah. Our athletes are very excited for this, but its all about getting better and hitting cleaner routines, Faehn said. In our conference, everybody is so strong, so you really have to be on your A game. Florida is 1-1 against top-10 opponents after defeating then-No. 1 Ar kansas on Jan. 27 and falling to thenNo. 6 Alabama a week later. After cruising past Auburn 197.500-196.875 last Friday, UF jumped a spot in this weeks GymInfo rankings to become the top-ranked The Gators are familiar with being No. 1, but the honor didnt convert to any postseason success last year, and hasnt translated to national championships historically. Florida held the top spot in the rankings in 11 of the 12 weeks of the 2011 regular season. Though, UF eventually failed to live up to its previous production, placing second at the SEC Championships and missing the cut to make the NCAA Super Six by .75 points. Since 2006, the Gators have been ranked No. 1 a total of 29 times. But they havent won a national title since claiming the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Championship in 1982. Thats kind of the mistake we made last year; we were stuck at the top and had nowhere to go, junior Marissa King said. But being ranked (No. 1) now, were going to be using that as motivation, knowing that were here and we need to stay here. While UFs top ranking is based on its 196.929 season average, Geor gia isnt too far off. The Bulldogs average a team total of 196.725, which ties for third in the country with defending national champion Alabama. Georgia is coming off a dominant 197.225-193.125 victory against Kentucky last Satur day afternoon. Also, UGAs top all-around competitor, Kat Ding, is tied for the No. 1 all-around average in the nation (39.55). While Faehns prime concern is her gymnasts long-term health, she said she would likely showcase her strongest lineup against the Bulldogs. Looking at the big picture, this is one step in the process of what our goal is, which is to win SECs and put ourselves in the position to possibly win a national title, Faehn said. When they come running out of the Gator head [tonight], its just game on. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15Alligator File PhotoFlorida junior gymnast Marissa King said the Gators are not concentrating on their newfound No. 1 ranking, instead choosing to use that as motivation to continue improving. No. 1 Florida to put top gymnasts in action against No. 3 UGA JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Writer Floridas defense has improved each game this season thanks to a simple action: talking. Improvements in communication within the defense have been key in No. 4 Floridas two straight wins as it prepares to host Siena tonight at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. In UFs regular-season opener, an 11-9 loss at North Carolina, the Gators defense struggled in one-on-one situations and had trouble getting the ball to the attackers. I dont think we did well on the high 1 v. 1 drives, coach Amanda OLeary said. Kara Cannizzaro scored almost four times on that same exact drive and we didnt adjust to it. Florida followed the North Carolina loss with a 14-5 home win against Jacksonville and an 18-6 win at Maryland-Baltimore County, the low consecutive goals. OLeary said improved is a big reason for the wins. She said UF has seen success in the same oneon-one situations because the defenders have done a good job telling each other when to shift over if a teammate gets beaten by an attacker. When you are not communicating you just kind of feel alone out there, junior defender Sam Farrell said. You dont hear your help. You dont know if you do get beat, if someone is going to be there slide over to your girl. Junior Jamie Reeg said that it is vital for the Florida defenders to be talking to each other not A lot of times teams just pass around and are just standing there not making any moves, Reeg said. But just keeping the talk up when things are not crazy is important so when they do start moving around we are not caught off guard and ready to move. The Gators defenders have experience playing together as Farrell and Reeg have started for the last three years with juniors Kayla Stolins and Emily Dohony. But, OLeary said, the defense siveness with every game. As they play together more and more that communication becomes better and more direct, she said. While the four juniors were well established, OLeary has also thrown freshman Sally Jentis into the mix. OLeary said that Jentis and the juniors have improved their communication, but there are still times the correct play is not made. We havent quite gotten to where we need to be at this point, OLeary said. But we are certainly on our way.UF defenders jelling in pair of winsTRA CK AND FIELD KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Writer ence Indoor Championship since 2004. The women and men combined to win 10 SEC individual event titles and set four school records. But for coach Mike Holloway, past success doesnt matter anymore. That was last year. We dont really talk about last year, and we dont really talk about defending things, Holloway said. We talk about being the champion this year and whats going on right now. As the Gators travel to Lexington, Ky., for this years SEC Indoor Championship, they will be returning with seven SEC individual champions, including Gray Horn (heptathlon), Jeff Demps (60m), Eddie Lovett (60m hurdles), Tony McQuay (200m), Cory McGee (mile), Fidela James (weight throw) and Kemal Mesic (shot put). I know that those athletes have been there before and done it again, Holloway said. They understand the process of what it takes to be an SEC champion and thats not an easy task. But instead of thinking about last years performance, Florida focused on getting ready for this weekend. According to Holloway, hes excited about the improvement he has seen from the womens program and is looking for ward to watching them compete. Two weeks ago in New Mexico, the for the NCAA Indoor Championship in the 4x400-meter relay. Ebony Eutsey, Bria Goodson, Lanie Whittaker and Alishea Usery ran place and become the only team to automatically qualify. We strive and have a lot of pride in being prepared for what we call the championship season and that begins this weekend with the SEC Championship, Holloway said. When I took over this program, it was important for me that the men and women both stayed at a high level. Holloway has high expectations for the team at the championship. He believes that the Gators have a chance to score in every event theyre entered in this weekend. There isnt one group thats going to carry the team, Holloway said. Its a broad-based team, and were really excited about seeing everyone help us win a championship.Gators primed for SECsHolloway O Leary LA CR OSSE


son average at 37.5 percent from behind the arc. While a concussion kept Yeguete out of one RPI top100 matchup, he led the Gators in rebounding four times during the remaining 10 games. Florida has emerged from those big games with just three losses in large part because of what Yeguete brings on the defensive side of the ball and at the front of UFs press. His 6-foot-7 frame provided the perfect trap to slow down opposing guards, leading to 31 steals this season the second-most of any Florida player. Though Yeguete is primarily Floridas sixth man and an underwhelming offensive player at 4.4 points per game, hes a far cry from being the foreign guy who played the fewest minutes of any scholarship player last season. His importance to the team cant be overstated With just three regularseason games and the SEC Tournament left before The Big Dance, the Gators will elite big men like Kentuckys Anthony Davis and Vander bilts Festus Ezeli without Yeguete in the rotation. While those players have the opportunity to punish Florida on the court, missing Yeguete should also hurt the Gators in the eyes of the NCAA Tournament committee. UF is a lock for the tour nament but will be a differ ent team without Yeguetes toughness off the bench down the stretch. This doesnt necessarily mean the Gators season is lost, but Florida fans need to be prepared to re-adjust expectations of what this team can do going forward. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. might as well make a quality pitch early in the count and play defense. Tucker is one of three Gators to record a hit in every game this season. He has also knocked in at least one he underplays the record that he will almost certainly break at some point this weekend instead focusing on the few aspects of his game in which he is not excelling. He credits Nolan Fontana and Pigott, the two batters ahead of him in the lineup, for giving him RBI opportunities while praising Mike Zunino and Brian Johnson, two batters typically behind him in the lineup, for forcing pitchers to give him pitches to hit. But even with that, Tucker has been disappointed in his ability to drive in runs, highlighted day night with two runners in scor ing position and the record in reach. I got a little too aggressive with it, I rolled over, Tucker said. It was just a bad at-bat. Theres been several times in the past couple games where I just cant either put the ball in play or get a hit to drive runners in. With runners in scoring position this season, Tucker is 2 for 7 with is nitpicking to overlook all he has done recently because of a few atbats. He has consistently held down the three-hole for the Gators and is carrying a swagger and sense of batting order. Hes got presence and hes got a belief that he can hit, OSullivan said. Thats half of the battle in this game. He hates to give away at-bats. Thats what makes really good hitters great hitters, and hes one of those guys. 16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012 David Carr / Alligator Tucker credits teammates for success BASEBALL, from page 14Florida posts highest regular-season win total since 2008-09but we came right out and disrupted. UFs win against MSU was its 18th, the highest regular-season total since the 23 games won by the 2008-09 team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Jones believes this seasons squad has done enough to advance to The Big Dance with an at-large bid should the Gators fall short in next weekends SEC Tournament. Obviously, theres still work to do and theres still chances to get work done, Jones said. If Im another team, Florida is not a team I would want to play. I think were a scary team with how good we can be and how weve shown we can be. The Gators went into Thursdays game ranked No. 33 in RPI and No. 12 in strength of schedule. Floridas next opportunity to boost its NCAA Tournament resume will come against No. 10 Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sunday. The Gators have beaten the Volunteers on the road just once, a 95-93 overtime win on Feb. 26, 2006 exactly six years prior to this seasons matchup. Butler is 1-8 against Tennessee, and UF is 3-43 all-time against UT. If its an at-large selection, theres no question in my mind that we should be there, Butler said. Theres still opportunities and theres still games to play, and thats what we have got to be focused on. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. W-HOOPS, from page 14 BOO THE,from page 14Butler