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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 110 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida FCC approves new laws for telemarketersThe laws will not apply to political organizations, pg 5. US Marshals arrest man charged with stalkingElection day mapPolling locations near campus are mapped out, pg. 3. Florida will 78 /58 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14 David Carr / AlligatorBeauty QueenTelecommunication and history sophomore Ashlyn Robinson, the 2012 winner of the Miss University of Florida pageant, stands on the stage of the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts after being crowned on Monday night. Read the story on page 8. JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterLast March, Molly Ammon never made it home from her The 19-year-old died from This year, her family and Joette Giovinco, created the The Delta Delta Delta sororStudents warned not to binge drinkADMINISTRATION JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writer Administrators discussed creChris Loschiavo, assistant dean of students and director of student Student Honor Code and Student Task force meets to discuss anonymous reporting of hazing ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator Writer City commissioners decide on rules that a say in that direction, you former commissioner on Polls open today for voting in City Commission runoff electionCarpenter SEE BINGE, PAGE 4


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 110 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 78/58 PARTLY CLOUDY 84/60 THUNDER STORMS 81/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 83/60 THUNDER STORMS 84/56 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY WHATS HAPPENING?Toastmasters hosts potluck Today, 5:45 p.m. Entomology Building, Room 1031 Talking Gators Toastmasters Club hosts its monthly potluck. Guests are welcome. Toastmasters is an international organization that provides an atmosphere to learn and practice public speaking and leadership skills in a group setting. For details, go to talkinggators. toastmastersclubs.org. Radical About Christ Bible Study Today, 5:45 p.m. Matherly 151 Radical About Christ presents: The Month of Unconditional Love. The topic is Are they a true friend? HEALs Spring Health Panel Today, 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 who will be broken up into a small group setting to provide attendees with a customized experience. There will be food and drinks after the Q&A. Laugh in Peace Comedy Tour Today, 6:30 p.m. Reitz Union Grand Ballroom One Muslim, one Jew, one stage. Islam Awareness Month, UF Hillel, the Campus Ministry Cooperative and Jewish Awareness Month team up to present a comedy that delivers an implicit but not preachy Veggie Taste Fest Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Christian Study Center Ever thought about becoming vegetarian or vegan? Learn how to live healthier deliciously. Enjoy free food, massages, recipes and knowledge on how to live a healthy life. Sponsored by Baby Isaac and Campus Advent. 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.CORRECTIONIn a letter to the editor in correctly stated the number for UFs U Matter, We Care team. The correct number is 352-294CARE. message of healing and understanding.The show is starring Rabbi Bob Alper and Azhar Usman and is free and open to the public. Boston Brass Today, 7:30 p.m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts In a collaboration between the Boston Brass and UFs award-winning composer Paul Richards, the ensemble celebrates its 25th anniversary through thrilling classical arrangements to renowned jazz standards, along with the best of the original brass quintet repertoire. Student tickets are $12 for students. Visit per formingarts.ufl.edu for more information. Institute of Black Culture presents IBCinema: The Black Power Mixtape (19671975) Today, 8 p.m. Reitz Union Join the Institute of Black Culture at its IBCinema film-showing series. This week, IBC will be showing The Black Power Mixtape (1967-1975), a mixtape highlighting the key figures and events in the black power movement as seen from a foreign and completely different perspective than the typical American narrative from the media at the time.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 Polling LocationsArcher RoadUniversity Ave.13th St.1. Reitz Union 2.Phillips Center for P.A. 3. Harn Museum of Art 4.Doyle Conner Building 1911 SW 34th St. 5. Campus Church of Christ 2720 SW Second Ave. 6. First Lutheran Church 1801 NW Fifth Ave. 7. American Cancer SocietyHope Lodge 2121 SW 16th St. 8.Days Inn/ University 1901 SW 13th St. 9.Southwest United Methodist Church 2400 SW Williston Rd. 10.Wilhelmina Johnson Resource Center 321 NW 10th St. 11. SFC Center for Innovation and Economic Development 530 W University Ave. 12.University City Church of Christ 4626 NW Eighth Ave. 13.LifeSouth Community Blood Center 4039 W Newberry Road 14.Westside Rec Center 1001 NW 34th Street 15. Gainesville Baptist Church 3570 NW 16th Ave. 16.The Atrium 2431 NW 41st St. 17. First Church of the Nazarene 5020 NW 23rd Ave. 18. Thelma Boltin Activity Center 516 NE Second Ave. 19.Ignite Life Center NW 15th Ave & NW Fourth St. 20. Highlands Presbyterian Church 1001 NE 16th Ave. 21. R.T. Schafer Lodge 2505 NE Ninth St. 22. Springhill Baptist Church 120 SE Williston Road 23. McPherson Recreation Center 1717 SE 15th Street 24. Westminster Presbyterian Church 1521 NW 34th St. 25. Alachua County Supervisor of Elections 111 SE First Ave. 2SW 34th St.W Newberry RoadNW 8th Ave. NW 16th Ave.S Main St.SE Williston RoadSE 11th St.NE Waldo Rd.NE 8th AveNW 6th St. NW 43 St.NW 23rd Ave.SE 15th St. 4 3 1 13 5 12 17 16 15 14 6 10 11SW 6th St. 18 19 21 20 7 8 22 23SW 16th Ave. 9 24 25 Maegan Dennis / Alligator Staff


KATHERINE HAHNAlligator Contributing WriterUF students and staff gave one last encore to late professor Paul Favini at a Monday afternoon memorial service. The interim director of the UF School of Theatre and Dance and associate professor of costume design died a month ago after battling cancer for nearly three years, according to a Feb. 1 Alligator ar ticle. Favini, 51, had been a faculty member since 2000. Former theater and linguistics student Kristen Perry, 22, graduated in May 2011. Favini mentored her in costume design classes. He always brought such a funloving energy to our classroom and really knew how to lighten the mood, yet at the same time kept everyone focused, she said. Favini was involved in about 60 theatrical productions, according to his resume. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, said School of Theatre and Dance professor Kevin Marshall. Almost all of the 420 seats at for the ceremony. Speakers ranged from Favinis students and co-workers to his partner, John Reger. They shared stories of Favinis idiosyncrasies, from his insistence on colorful neckties and making his own curtains to his love of candy corn and Cole Porter songs. English and theater senior Monica Gomez, 22, said she wishes she had gotten to know Favini better. I never had him as a teacher but he still knew my name thats what gets me, she said. Toward the end of the ceremony, Reger accepted a medallion on Favinis behalf for his 12 years of service to the university. Reger has partnered with UF to set up the Paul F. Favini Memorial grams in the School of Theatreand Dance. Musical theater senior Katrina Asmar, 24, sang They Were You from The Fantasticks. It was Favinis favorite musical, said speaker Evans Haile. He was always behind me no matter how little of him I saw, said Asmar. I always felt like he was somebody who was backing me and believed in me from the beginning. THE CAUSE OF HER DEATH IS UNKNOWN. ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff WriterA year-long search for a missing Gainesville woman ended Monday when her reHuman skeletal remains found in the woods off Newberry Road last week were Spates, said Alachua County Sgt. Todd Kelly. Spates by a partial handprint from the remains, he said. Spates, who would be 53 years old, was reported missing by her daughter in January 2011. Spates was last seen in November 2010. The remains were found the night of Feb. 21 by a homeless couple who were looking for a place to sleep, according to Alligator ar chives. They ran to a nearby McDonalds and called 911. As of Monday, Kelly said the cause of Spates death was unknown. He said some members of Spates family were at the scene where her remains were the same day they were discovered. He didnt know how her family members had been they knew Spates often went to that area of the woods. Anyone who has information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Alaat 352-955-1818. Contact Erin Jester at ejester@alligator.org. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffMusic theatre sophomore Alana Neuman sings at the memorial of Paul F. Favini, the interim director of the School of Theatre and Dance, in the Constans Theatre on Monday. MEMORIUMStudents and staff remember teacherRemains identified as those of missing Gainesville woman Clammy skin, irregular breathing signs to seek helpes from people all over saying theyve read the page and shared it with their kids. The parent that you call might be really ticked off, but trust me, I would rather be a ticked off par ent than a heartbroken mother, Ammon said. UFs Tri-Delta chapter supports the page, said chapter President Laura Jane Powell. Its really important for us to remember her going into Spring Break and remember the impact that she has on our chapter every single day, she said. Its been so close to our hearts for the past year, and it will be for the rest of our lives. The Facebook page is just one way of getting the word out about staying safe while drinking, said Maureen Miller, GatorWells coordinator for alcohol and other drug prevention. Signs of alcohol poisoning can include clammy or bluish skin, vomiting while passed out and an irregular breathing rate, she said. If someone is so passed out or unresponsive that you try to wake them up and you cant, thats really a big indication that you need to get them help right away, Miller said. This list of signs is not comprehensive, she said, and students should not make assumptions based on how an intoxicated per son has handled the level of alcohol before. The people Molly was with made a mistake, Ammon said. Thats why the page is so important to her. If it saves one child and one family the heartache weve been though, Im completely, completely in favor of it, she said. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@ alligator.org. Jolisa Canty also contributed to this report. BINGE, from page 1 THE 52-YEAR-OLD GAINESVILLE MAN DID NOT WANT HIS SON AND GRANDDAUGHTER WATCHING HIS TV, POLICE SAID. TYLER JETTAlligator Staff Writer Gainesville man reached between his couch cushions and pulled out a revolver. Im going to kill you, Willie A. Williams said, according to an arrest report. Williams, 52, of 1915 NE 17th Drive, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and aggravated assault. He was still at the Alachua County Jail in lieu of a $9,000 bond Monday afternoon. He started arguing with his son around 11 a.m. Saturday, according to police. Williams didnt want his son on his day off. Williams stood over his son and yelled. He pointed spectful in his own house, police said. When the son, whose name and age were not released, told Williams to back off, Williams cocked his walking cane. He was ready to strike, but his son pushed Williams tried to strike again, but his son ripped the cane away. Wrestling ensued, and Williams found himself pinned to the couch. Thats when he pulled out the .22 Magnum. It was loaded with four rounds, police said. Williams smacked the gun against the side of his sons head. His son eventually pulled the gun away and ran outside to call police. Williams also violated a permit injunction that prohibited him from possessing and/ owned the gun for protection. A woman who lives with Williams declined to comment Monday afternoon. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org.Man charged with pulling gun on son Tips for a Safe Break:About 1,800 college students die every year from alcohol-related injuries and about 600,000 college students are unintentionally injured every year. Tips for students: Start drinking late, at about 1 a.m. Pace yourself to about a drink an hour. Set a limit ahead of time and alternate between alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Eat before drinking and snack throughout the night. Information is from the GatorWell website and Maureen Miller, coordinator for alcohol and other drugs prevention for GatorWell Health Promotion Services.Williams He always brought such a fun-loving energy to our classroom and really knew how to lighten the mood, yet at the same time kept everyone focused.Kristen Perryformer student of Favini


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 AP PhotoSchool ShootingParents and children are reunited Monday at Chardon Middle School in Chardon, Ohio, after a shooting at Chardon High School. A teenager described as an outcast at the suburban Cleveland high school THE RULES DONT APPLY TO CALLS FROM POLITICAL GROUPS. CASEY MACIOGEAlligator Contributing WriterWith election day looming, some city residents have answered their phones to hear recorded voices urging them to vote. But political calls arent the only robotic calls reaching residents. Unwanted telemarketing calls and texts were in the top three complaint categories at the Federal Communica tions Commission in 2011. In the wake of the complaints, the FCC has adopted new rules to weed out some unwanted calls, according to a news release. Despite the high number of these types of calls from political organizations during the recent elections in Florida, the new restrictions only apply to telemarketing companies. Some of the new rules that apply only to telemarketers include: Requiring telemarketers to get prior written consent, which includes consent given on a website form, from the caller before placing a robotic call to a consumer. Requiring telemarketers to provide an automated opt-out option during each robotic call so consumers can immediately tell the telemarketer to stop calling their phones. Political organizations and charities are exempt, said Janice Wise, a spokeswoman for the FCC. They are protected by the First Amend ment and have to adhere to separate guidelines. Wise said political robotic calls to cellphones will still require some kind of consent, but it doesnt necessarily have to be in writing because the calls are not for telemarketing purposes. Spiro Kiousis, chairman of the public relations department at UF, said the calls are important because they get the candidates message out to voters. I believe they are effective at providing information to voters and for reinforcing voters inclined to support a candidate, Kiousis said. According to the release, the rules also make sure that informational calls, such as those related to school closings to be available to consumers who wish to receive them. Wise said the FCC cannot comment on whether or not additional restrictions on robotic calls will be implemented in the future.FCC adopts new rules for telemarketers ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff WriterAlthough Gainesville police chief Tony Jones said crime rates are down this year from last, he still thinks theres room for improvement. Jones laid out GPDs plan for the year and addressed eas and people lying on sidewalks at a town hall meeting Monday night. About 100 Gainesville residents and Jones said crime in Gainesville showed an overall decrease from 2010 to 2011. He couldnt provide exact GPDs goal is to reduce crime by another 5 percent in 2012, he said. To keep up the trend, Jones said GPD will create a improve GPDs marketing strategy, put a greater emphasis on staff accountability and increase the presence of Citizens on Patrol, a volunteer corps of residents that would act as extra eyes and ears for police. in mid-March, Jones said. This is the second year hes offered a strategic plan, which incorporates concerns Contact Erin Jester at ejester@alligator.org.Police address residents concernsJones


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 EditorialTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR 114 TOTAL VOTES15% YES 85% NOMondays question: Do you care about awards shows? Todays question: Are you leaving town for Spring Break? Burn One Down Support growing for marijuana legalization I Race shouldnt be a factor in admissions O Colleen Wright is a journalism freshman at UF. Her column appears on Tuesdays. Colleen Wrightopinions@alligator.org


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Alligator was right to report newspaper theftI am writing this letter to point out the atrocities that have occurred at the hands of the Unite Party. Senate president pro tempore and member of the Unite Party, was found stealing and disposing of more than 200 copies of the Alligator. Tiemeier refutes the story, states that he was not there and was, in fact, sleeping at the time of the alleged incident. But the Alligator, in following journalistic custom, supported its allegations with eyewitnesses Taylor with the Unite Party. demning the Alligator, saying it should be ashamed of themselves for their reliance on dirty and classless political tactics. By foregoing reading, Handin has assumed his brothers innocence without a second thought. It becomes a serious predicament when Handin suggests civil litigation. It is true that Tiemeier is well within his rights to go to court for any frivolous claim. However, Handin forgets that the truth is a complete defense to defamation. Even if Tiemeier did not steal the newspapers, the Alligators witnesses provide an excellent foundation for 1) the publication of the article and 2) the judicial dismissal of Tiemeirs claim. Any suggestion other wise would be arguing against our First Amendment rights. It is my recommendation to the editor of the Alligator not legal advice, as neither Handin nor I can give you any now to therefore embrace any and all litigation, civil or criminal, and to ethically disclose your witnesses to the papers readers, the police and the court system if it is the right thing to do. In sum, the Unite Party and its predecessors have a long track record of having some of its individuals commit dirty political tactics. Furthermore, the Unite Party has a reputation of distorting and covering up facts, especially in the electoral season. I pray that the undergraduate and graduate students of UF place more weight on reason and the law than on hollow conclusions and promises. Thomas CR Reynolds Second year law student Greek councils condemn hazingOn behalf of the Greek community at UF, and in light of recent allegations, we would like to reinforce our stance against hazing. As a Greek community, we are united by our four core values of scholarship, service, leadership and community. Hazing tarnishes these values and contradicts our purpose and mission as fraternities and sororities and, therefore, has no place in our community. The four Greek governing councils the Inter fraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Council and their member organizations, along with UF, have and enforce strict policies against hazing. We do not condone or encourage any acts of hazing. We are committed to the belief that acts of hazing do not foster unity or loyalty and do not build char acter or leadership skills. Although we, as the Florida Greek community, understand that hazing is not necties, we will continue to take the necessary actions to help lead the charge against hazing on UFs campus. The safety of our members, old and new, has been and always will be a priority. Charlie Cope, Arun Sunny, Katherine Hannah, Cari Swertfager Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Council, respectivelyLetters to the Editor C That was the goal for both parties during the UF Student Government Spring 2012 General Election, and as election week drew near, it looked like the univer based movements. Then, on Feb. 20, two separate eyewitnesses reported that an individual wearing a Unite Party T-shirt had thrown away 268 copies of The Independent Florida Alligator. incident was the next days edition of the Alligator, which featured one staff report and two editorials focused on the paper-trashing. Overnight, an election season, which had been distinguishably clean and fair, lost its message of positive campaigning, and our campus returned to its habitual ways of character-assassination politics. I can only describe the result as one of the most surprising and aggressive attacks I have ever seen from a large portion of the UF Greek community. People werent just angry with what was published they were livid. Social networks were overrun with students backlash at the Alligator, by both Student Government parties and their fellow students. The only thing the alligator is independent of is integrity. I threw a copy of the Alligator away today. Are they going to write an article about it? for hours on Tuesday and Wednesday last week. As a member of the Greek community and a student studying journalism, I witnessed my friends from other sororities and fraternities who work for the Alligator feel the backlash from this defamation of their personal integrity and the publications integrity. They had become villains because of an article they hadnt even written, guilty by professional association. lief in the Unite Partys ability to complete platforms and better our university? Last spring, the Alligator chose to endorse the Unite Party and has done so multiple times in the past. The paper was still publishing letters to the editor that favored the Unite Party less than a week before elections. run two days before elections. Even so, a large amount of us still chose to believe that the largest student-run newspaper in the U.S. was a biased publication when it reported on Beatrice Diehls negative personal experiences as a member of the Greek community during these elections. We chose to write slanderous things about members of our houses who worked for the Alligator after the paper ran an editorial reprimanding dirty politics. We chose to make the gap between Greek and nonGreek students even wider by disowning our own friends as political enemies and bringing national attention to our university through extremist websites like TotalFratMove. com. Should we think it fair that we blindly label our brothers and sisters as propagandists because their professional cize one of our members attempts to legitimately advance his or her career if it might steal a few votes from another fellow Greeks for practicing their most basic democratic rights? Should these Greeks feel ashamed for not being a part of the majority? The answer is no. We have been responsible for making our fellow Greeks victims of a Student-Government groupthink that has become the basis of an intense double standard based on party loyalty in the UF Greek system. We are becoming bigoted with our party to the point of becoming prejudiced toward some of our closest friends. We cannot label ourselves as leaders in our community while remaining so intolerant of the beliefs of others. Acts and arguments showing unprecedented hatred toward an organization or another group of students were exactly what both the Unite Party and Students Party were trying to avoid in this years election. If this election taught us anything, it would be that next year we cannot let ourselves regress to mudslinging and on ambitious platforms and uniting the Student Body. For now, its up to both sides of this election to reunite the Student Body as a whole and to continue improving our university through Student Government. Michael Scott Davidson is a journalism junior at UF. He is a former editor of the Odyssey.SG elections should unite Student BodyGuest columnMichael Scott DavidsonSpeaking Out


8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012Kelsey Grentzer / AlligatorThe Big RevealChester Shell Elementary School students look at a new Charlottes Web mural on Monday. The Alachua County school each year. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator WriterResearchers led by scientists from UF and the University of Nebraska recently found a link between animals body size and global temperatures. The researchers study, released Feb. 24 in Science magazine, shows that as temperatures increased, the size of the earliest horses decreased. of mammals in a direct way, said Johnathan Bloch, co-author and Florida Museum of Natural History associate curator of vertebrate paleontology. appeared about 56 million years ago. The horse lived during a 175,000-year span of global warming, Bloch said. During this period, temperatures rose about 10 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Horses started out about the size of miniature schnauzers, Bloch said. The researchers used the teeth to measure body size evolution. The research traced the evolution of the 12-pound horse as it shrank to about 8 pounds the size of a small house cat, he said. Then the horses weight climbed to about 15 pounds. The size change corresponds to global warming and subsequent cooling. Researchers also sampled oxygen and car bon atoms with varying masses in the tooth enamel of Coryphodon, which are hoofed animals associated with water environments. Scientists have a better record of them, said co-author and UF anthropology professor John Krigbaum. The Coryphodon were sampled to get a measure of relative shift in climate. Krigbaum said masses of the atoms were used to evaluate the changing environment and the animals changing diet. He said the tooth size and atom mass changed similarly over time. Bloch said it was about seven years ago when co-author Stephen Chester, a UF undergraduate at the time, measured horse teeth and found they werent the same size for the whole period. He said it was an obvious pattern as they collected more data. going on we didnt know about, Bloch said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org.Climate change can affect animal size, research shows THE ARREST WAS MADE IN GAINESVILLE MONDAY. ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterU.S. Marshals arrested a violent fugitive Monday in Gainesville after tracking him for six days. The Gainesville Police Department issued an arrest warrant for John-Paul Sampson, 28, on Feb. 14 on charges of aggravated a no-contact order against him. They handed the case over to U.S. Marshals eight days later because of Sampsons violent history, according to deputy U.S. Marshal Bryon Carroll. According to the GPD investigation, Sampson was sitting in his car in the victims parking lot at 10 p.m. on Feb. 14. When the victim arrived in her car and spotted Sampson, she drove away. Sampson followed her bumper to bumper for 3 miles, cursing and yelling at her to pull over. He tried to cut her off but she continued to drive. He then stopped following her, and she alerted authorities. In August, Sampson was ar rested in Gainesville on charges of battery and domestic abuse. He Carroll said, adding that Sampson had been sleeping at different places in the city every night Marshals obtained information Monday morning that Sampson was staying with a female friend on Southwest 20th Ave. Carroll said about eight task force members surrounded the apartment complex and arrested Sampson at approximately 2:45 p.m. Carroll said Sampson did not cuffed him. Contact Adrianna Paidas at apaidas@alligator.orgUS Marshals arrest stalking suspect what weve shown is climate can in a direct way.Johnathan Bloch NA TIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSILVER RIVER STATE PARK Controversey has erupted over the work of a trapper who, with state permission, has over the past decade captured about 700 monkeys from the wild. Silver River State Park manager Sally Leib said she and other state officials are torn about what to do about a species considered both a tourist attraction and a health hazard. Exactly what the trapper, Scott Cheslak, is doing with the young monkeys he captures is something of a mystery. His state permits say he cannot kill them or display them, but thats all. Cheslak files annual reports, but they only list how many monkeys he caught and whether they had diseases. He did not respond to phone calls and emails requesting comment. Cheslak used to work for a company named Alpha Genesis that supplies monkeys to scientific research laboratories. The CEO, Greg Westergaard, says the Silver Springs monkeys that Cheslak captured were used to breed other monkeys to be used for research. However, Westergaard said he ended the trapping because he decided it was wrong to cage monkeys that had been wild for so long. He said he did not know for whom Cheslak is trapping monkeys now, or why.Capture of Silver Springs monkeys in sparks debate KRISTEN MORRELLAlligator Contributing WriterA queen was crowned at the Miss University of Florida Pageant Monday night. The pageant, hosted by Florida Blue Key, was held at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, where 12 contestants competed for the crown, a $1,000 scholarship and a spot in the 2012 Miss Florida pageant this summer. About 600 people watched as Ashlyn Robinson was named Miss UF. Robinson is a telecommunication and history sophomore from Plant City. The pageant was funded mainly by advertisers, sponsors and ticket sales. It costs $10,000 to put on annually. Grace Faulkenberry, Florida Blue Keys division coordinator, said the pageant is different from other pageants because it is university-based. to reach out through emails, phone calls, text messages to a different variety of on-campus organizations, Faulkenberry said. We reached out a little further and were a little more persistent in getting organizations other than the ones who have participated in the past. Five judges watched as the candidates competed in an onstage Q&A session, an evening wear portion, a talent competition and a lifestyle Faulkenberry said Florida Blue Key tried to get judges who have some type of correlation with the university and ties to the pageant world. The Miss UF pageant also partnered with Dance Marathon and the Childrens Miracle Network to welcome a Miracle Child to the stage. After an announcer told her story of overcoming disease, 10-year-old Cat Chennel gracefully walked across the stage in her platform heels and waved to the audience like a pageant contestant. Because DM plays such a large role on our campus, we didnt want to leave out that sector, Faulkenberry said. Miss UF crowned Monday night were a little more persistent in getting organizations other than the ones who have participated in the past.Grace Faulkenberry


THE TOTAL DEATH TOLL NOW SURPASSES 8,000. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSBEIRUT A Syrian activist group reported Monday that 144 people have been killed across the country, scores of them in the embattled opposition stronghold of Homs by security forces as they A team from the Syrian arm of the Red Cross delivered aid to one of the citys most dangerous neighborhoods after days of trying to The activist group did not say whether all 144 died on Monday or were killed over the past few believed to be from the rebel-controlled Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs, which the Syrian Arab Red Also in the neighborhood are two wounded foreign journalists, along with the bodies of two of their colleagues who were killed European and American diplomats and aid workers have been to evacuate them, but Red Cross spokeswoman Carla Haddad said late Monday that the Red Crescent had not managed to get them group had stopped trying for the Homs has emerged as the center of the 11-month-old uprising seeking to oust authoritarian President Bashar Assad and has borne the brunt of his regimes bloody crackhave been surrounded for weeks, making it impossible for rescue workers to reach the wounded and for families to bring their dead and Reports by numerous activists that the bodies of more than 60 people were brought to the hospital, all of whom appeared to have died in The high death toll reported by the Local Coordination Committees activist group is sure to add to the growing international pressure far, his regime has shown no signs results of a referendum on a new constitution held Sunday that Syr ian authorities lauded as a step toThe referendum allows, at least in theory, for opening the couna new constitution, which allows for a multiparty system in Syria, which has been ruled by the Baath party since it took power in a coup It also imposes a limit of two seven-year terms on the president, meaning Assad could remain legalthe vote as a farce meant to justify the regimes bloody crackdown groups boycotted the vote, and vioSyrian state TV said 89 percent of eligible voters approved the new document, while nine percent reRepresentatives of more than 60 countries met in Tunisia last week Assad from power and began planning a civilian peacekeeping misOn Monday, the European Union Syria has been able to count on allies China and Russia to protect opposed any interference in Syrias Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned Monday against military intervention in Syria and blasted the West, saying it had backed the Arab Spring to advance accused the West of trying to destaopposition is a big mistake that will Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi told The Associated Press in a rare interview that dialogue among all parties is the only The West took advantage of the stead of helping Syria to overcome this painful crisis, they are using this to hit the stability of Syria for other Activists groups said Monday that the death toll for 11 months of unrest has now surpassed 8,000 The diplomatic pressure on Syr ia comes as the humanitarian and security situation on the ground is Committees said 64 of those reportshelling in the Baba Amr neighbor hood of Homs when security forces stopped them at a checkpoint in the Another activist in Baba Amr, reached via Skype, said a security incident leaked its contents to activThe activist, Abu Mohammed Ibrahim, said the group left the neighborhood Sunday evening and were stopped at a checkpoint, where security forces loaded them buses stopped and the soldiers found the bodies dumped in two places outside of town on Monday, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9AP Photo NA TIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTuesday, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum appear headed candidates and their allies already are spending heavily on week from Tuesday, with 419 delegates to the Republican An awful lot of Ohioans are just tuning in to this, said Terry Casey, a veteran Republican campaign strategist in The race in Ohio is likely to mirror that of Michigan, anRomney and Santorum have spent the past week squaring Beyond Ohio, Romney was looking to contests in the his struggling bid, was working to make his stand in his for House speaker told reporters Sunday: We hope to win in Ron Paul also planned events in upcoming states, showing no willingness to abandon his quest to rack up enough delegates to ensure his followers have a voice at the latesummer convention and that the Republican Party which All of the divergent strategies suggest the race could go deep into March if not beyond without giving any of Its a scenario that all the candidates are Look, this is going to be a long race, and theres going to be some ups and downs, Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, said Sunday on ABCs This former Massachusetts governor, chimed in with: How long the process goes on, I Heading into Tuesdays contests, Romney leads in the Committee members who will automatically attend the partys national convention and can support any candidate A candidate needs 1,144 delegates to secure the nominawill divide its 30 delegates by giving 2 to the winner of delegates are awarded in proportion to the statewide vote, Washingtons caucuses are Saturday, when 40 delegates are at stake, followed by Super Tuesday contests in Alaska will hold county conventions from March 6 through March After Tuesday, Delaware is the only state that awards all of its delegates to the one candidate who wins the popular Ohio next state to witness Romney-Santorum showdownActivist group reports: 144 dead across Syria, most killed near HomsSantorum


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LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-25-72-13 St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comUF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. 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. 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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Time to step upWho is the leader on the Gators basketball team? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. THE GATORS PLAY THE COMMODORES TONIGHT AT 9 ON ESPN. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff WriterIn Floridas last meeting with Vanderbilt, Billy Donovan decided to wait before throwing his full-court press at the Commodores, allowing both teams to enjoy nearly three opening minutes of clean, turnover-free basketball. He then unleashed Will Yeguete. Vanderbilts John Jenkins described what happened next as the difference in the game. So did UF freshman Brad Beal, who referred to the Feb. 4 Southeastern Confer ence clash as the Gators best per formance up to that point. After hitting their second shot, a jumper by Erving Walker, the Gators began to press, led by the 6-foot-7 Yeguete fresh off the bench and hovering at the front. Over the ensuing 37 minutes, UF forced 17 turnovers and scored 19 points off bonus possessions to David Carr / AlligatorMinus Yeguete, Florida changing up strategy for Vanderbilt BRYAN HOLTAlligator WriterBaseball players dont get a Spring Break. While their classmates will holes in Key West or the Caribbean next week, the Gators will be hosting the likes of Florida Atlantic, Florida A&M and Florida Gulf Coast. However, this week Florida will have one of the closest things there is to a bye week during a college baseball season. For one of only two times this season, No. 1 UF is not scheduled to play a midweek game before it travels to Coral Gables on Friday for a showdown with No. 12 Miami. Not having any midweeks is great, Gators coach Kevin OSullivan said. Weve got quite a few guys with some hamstring (injuries) little nagging stuff. I think this is as good a time to not have any midweeks as we possibly could have so we can get some guys back to 100 percent. Highlighting Floridas early injury concerns are junior catcher Mike Zunino and freshman second baseman Casey Turgeon, two players whose bats have made a major impact in the early part of the season. Zunino currently leads the team in batting average (.440) but tweaked his hamstring during a rundown in the eighth inning of Saturday nights 5-1 victory over William & Mary and sat out Sunhe has missed an entire game Top-ranked Florida plans to use rare off week to get healthy SEE HOOPS, PA GE 15 SEE BASEBALL, PA GE 15OSullivan Greg: Billy Donovan is not insane. After weeks and weeks of trying to get Erving Walker to step up and be Floridas vocal leader the guy who can rally the troops and be the clear voice in the huddle when things arent going well Donovan has given up. Its just not going to happen. Leader ship is not in Walkers DNA. thing over and over and expecting a different result, Donovan said. After a dead ball or a free-throw situation, there needs to be more huddling our guys there. Whether he forgets to do it or doesnt do it or doesnt feel comfortable doing it, Ive got to get someone else to do it because that needs to happen. So the question is: Which Gator should take charge? The answer is Brad Beal. Floridas best and most consistent player needs to be the one to take the reins. Anyone else would be out of place. John: I wholeheartedly agree that Beal has turned out to be a tremendous talent for Florida this season, but we also need to judge whether its in his nature to lead this team from a vocal standpoint. Though he tops UF in a number of offensive and defensive categories, including overall rebounding and free throws, we havent seen if Beal has the charisma and savvy as a freshman to lead by anything other than example. Billy Donovan to inspire the Gators to a comeback win against Auburn. Thats what Florida needs in a leader someone who has the tools to control a huddle with his presence on the court when things go awry. Someone like Patric Young. THE RALL Y John Boothetwitter: @jjboothe Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca SEE RALL Y, PA GE 15Poll ResultsHow far can Florida advance in the NCAA Tournament without forward Will Yeguete?66 total votesQuotableIf Erving Walker is open, and hes got a 3-point shot, I want him to shoot it. What else is he gonna do? I mean, is he going to drive into the lane against 7-footers and go in there and dunk? UF basketball coach (on if UF is taking too many threes)38% EARL Y EXIT 38% S WEET 16 17% ELITE EIGHT 7% FINAL FOUR


since his freshman year. ries, OSullivan said. Turgeon was removed from Sunday. A four-day break could also mean son. Tribe. worries. be, OSullivan said. ALLIGATORBrett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffWilliam & Mary shortshop Ryan Williams (left) tags Florida catcher Mike Zunino (right) during a rundown in Saturdays game, a 5-1 UF win. Zunino injured his hamstring during the play. Powers could return to third base after recovering from injury BASEBALL, from page 14Gators will rely on Beal to replace Yeguete in press defense role know. leading scoring offense behind Jenkins league-high nior guard Jeffery Taylors Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator. org. HOOPS, from page 14Beal We just want all of our guys to feel like theyre 100 percent, and they will be.Kevin OSullivanUF baseball coach Greg: John: he said. Greg: one. John:in his career. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org and John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. Vote for the winner at alligatorSports.org. RALLY, from page 14


16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012David Carr / AlligatorFlorida junior forward Jennifer George notched her SEC-leading 14th double-double against Tennessee with 11 points and 11 boards. JOE MORGANAlligator Staff WriterAs the second-leading rebounder in the Southeastern Conference, Jennifer George has not faced many individual opponents she could not handle. George has averaged 17.7 points and eight rebounds against the three best statistical rebounders shes faced this season Florida States Natasha Howard, Ole Miss Nikki Byrd and Vanderbilts Tiffany Clarke. However, George said Friday that going up against No. 10 Tennessees Glory Johnson, the SEC rebounding leader at 9.3 boards per contest, would be much different. Glory Johnson may be the best athlete in college basketball and in the SEC, George said. [Facing one of the reasons why I chose Flor ida. Johnson proved her worth in the Volunteers 75-59 victory against the Gators on Sunday, scoring a gamehigh 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. George did hold her own, recording her SEC-leading 14th doubledouble of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds. However, George shot just 33.3 mark since a 3-of-9 clip in an 81-56 win against Samford on Dec. 28. ished a few more shots, Butler said. Shes going to feel that way too While her offensive struggles hurt, George and the rest of Floridas frontcourt had the most trouble trying to contain Johnson defensively. George and Azania Stewart racked up four fouls each, contributfree throws in seven attempts. We got behind too often on defense, Butler said. [Johnson] posts so aggressively that if youre not a step ahead [she]s gonna make you pay. Mentioning Johnson and George in the same sentence did not seem possible the last time the Gators and the Volunteers played. When Tennessee beat Florida 92SEC Tournament, Johnson scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in 34 minutes. Meanwhile, George played only 13 minutes, scoring two points and grabbing six boards. George averaged just 6.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest last seature in the lineup. However, George has made her presence known this season, leading the Gators with 12.8 points and nine rebounds per game. Her improved effort in the paint includes a streak of eight straight double-doubles that lasted from Dec. 7 to Jan. 12. reer, I think I wanted a backseat, George said. I wanted players in front of me to take the reins. Now, Im looking for that more leadership role. George has assumed more responsibility this season, starting 23 games and playing 800 minutes, the most of any Florida post player dur ing the regular season. With the departures of Stewart and Ndidi Madu looming as postseason play begins, George will need to continue taking on a heavier workload in the paint. Ive always wanted to have an all-around game, George said. Once you do that, it makes it hard for defenders to defend me. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@ alligator.org.George embracing leadership role ELI MARGERAlligator WriterHalf a world away from home, Florent Diep school. The sophomore, who joined the Gators in January, came into collegiate tennis under unusual circumstances. The French native played 34 matches professionally, mainly on the ITF Futures Tour, reaching a world ranking of 673. Last year, he decided to put his professional career on hold and come to Gainesville. Immediately, he faced challenges. Coach Andy Jackson, whose roster frequently includes foreign-born players, told Diep the switch to collegiate tennis wouldnt be easy. He told me it would be hard. It would be a tough schedule, and I wouldnt have much time for me, Diep said. Aside from a different tennis environment, Diep faced becoming a college student in a for eign country. The language barrier that he faces is not impermeable, but his English still has a long way to go. Its hard for me because I dont speak English very well, he said. I have to work more than other students. Luckily, he has help. Two years ago, Nassim Slilam had the same challenges. Now a senior, Slilam has served as a mentor to Diep and Flor idas two other French-born players, Stephane Piro and Thomas Proisy. Diep said the four of them frequently interact and that Slilam has been especially helpful with adjusting to college life. On the court, however, Diep has been right at home. He has taken quite well to the concept of team tennis, especially after playing professionally as an individual for two years. I like playing for the team. Its completely different; college tennis is different in general, he said. Im excited to play for the team and in the big tournaments like the NCAA. Since starting in January, Diep is 6-4 in sin5 Baylor, was a straight-set victory. Though he has been somewhat inconsistent through his showed resilience. After losing two consecutive matches, Diep responded with two straight-set wins against Illinois and Pepper dine. Still, he has plenty of room for growth. With more than two years left in Gainesville, there will be plenty of time for Diep to adjust to college life, practice English and improve his game. Playing almost exclusively on clay in Europe, Diep has had to adjust to the hard courts found in college tennis. When asked about the difference, Diep had to think for a second. As if searching for words, he gave a succinct, simple answer. Yeah, its different, he said. But I have to improve. Diep will have that opportunity today when UF plays USF at home at 3 p.m.Diep improving in transition to UFGOLF STAFF REPORTOne Florida star decided to shine in Hollywood on Monday. Junior T.J. Vogel, the No. 5 golfer in the nation, shot 10-under during the opening day of the Charleston Shootout in Hollywood, S.C., including 7-under 65 in the second round to sit in that was his only misstep on the day. He recorded nine birdies, and eagled his second round. Behind Vogel and fellow junior Tyler McCumber, the No. 27 Gators (-19) ond-place Augusta State entering the McCumber carded a 4-under 68 ies against one bogey, capping off the opening round with three birdies on The junior shot even-par in the second round and is tied for fourth. opening day in Hollywood, the womthe Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship in New Orleans, climbSouthern California. I have to stay that Im very pleased with the toughness of this team today, coach Jan Dowling said. We didnt start off our best [Monday] and the weather was terrible. It was windy, cold and rainy and they hung tough and kept themselves mentally tough. Despite the slow start, UF made a climb up the leaderboard thanks to a solid round from freshman Camilla Hedberg, the Southeastern Conference Golfer of the Week. Hedberg shot 6-over on the back nine in the opening round, and stumbled out of the gate Monday, bogeying rebounded on the back nine to shoot a 3-under 69 to sit in a tie for seventh individually. Senior Evan Jensen joined Hedberg under par with a 1-under 71 after shooting 5-over Sunday. Well continue to do the things weve been working on, Dowling said. Were in contention to win, and thats why we came here. Vogel, UF men lead after Day 1; women eight strokes backDiep Were in contention to win, and thats why we came here. Jan DowlingUF womens golf coach How George RanksScoring: 12.8 points per game UF rank: 1st SEC rank: 9th Rebounding: 9 boards per game UF rank: 1st SEC rank: 2nd Offensive Rebounds: 3.8 per game UF rank: 1st SEC rank: 1st Defensive Rebounds: 5.2 per game UF rank: 1st SEC rank: 4th Double-Doubles: 14 total UF rank: 1st SEC rank: 1st Field Goal Percentage: 54.6 percent UF rank: 1st SEC rank: 4th Blocked Shots: 1.6 per game UF rank: 2nd SEC rank: 5th