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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 111 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Florida dropped its second straight game Tuesday, losing to Vanderbilt on the road. See story, page 13.I-75 lanes to close for road repair tonightLanes should reopen by 6 a.m. Thursday, pg 4. Deadline to order caps and gowns for graduation is FridayThe rental costs about $40, pg 5. Lauren Poe wins runoff City Commission electionPoe won with 56.64 percent of the vote. He will take his seat May 17, pg. 3. 85 /60 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff Writer Fire closes Satchels for up to six weeks CLARE LENNON and SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff Writers SG election results approved; SEE SENATE, PAGE 4 SEE SATCHELS PAGE 4 SHELBY WEBBAlligator Contributing Writer XS to be replaced by new nightclub over Spring BreakSEE CLUB PAGE 4Tiemeier Its going to be a much nicer atmosphere.Rick Rosenbluthgeneral manager of Club XS


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 111 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?Seeking what cannot be found: An analysis of the use of medieval texts within The Once and Future King Today, 11:45 a.m. Turlington, Room 3312 Emerson Richards talk focuses on European literature the medieval and chivalric traditions that inform T.H. Whites Once and Future King. The talk incorporates the concept of chivalry during World War II, Whites manifestation of the time and Englands national spirit. Map the Gator Nation Today, 6 p.m. Architecture Building, Room 16 Have you ever found a mistake on Google Maps? New buildings missing? Unmarked routes? Come to the first live MapUp where you can hear from a representative of the Google Maps team, learn how to edit Google maps and have a chance to win Google swag. Learn more and RSVP at bit.ly/ mapUF. Veggie Taste Fest Today, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Christian Study Center Ever thought about becoming a vegetarian or vegan? Learn how to live deliciously healthier. Enjoy free food, massages, recipes and knowledge on how to lead a healthy lifestyle. Sponsored by Baby Isaac and Campus Advent. Pride Student Union Presents: Queerly Blessed Today, 7 p.m. Reitz Union Grand Ballroom Queerly Blessed is a round table discussion on the inter sections between the LGBT people who started the movement. Queer People of Color Thursday, 11:45 a.m. Institute of Black Culture, 1510 W University Ave. This is an open forum discuss ing the issues of queer people of color. The discussion will provide a safe space for conversations and questions about the experiences and challenges that students face every day. Come learn and talk about the ways our intersecting identities affect our lives and our communities. Free food will be provided. 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. community and faith communities. We will be learning not only about the hardships and obstacles that the LGBT community has overcome in different faiths, but also about the positive moments in history and how we can use this knowledge to better our relationships. UFPA Presents The Pink Floyd Experience Phillips Center Today, 7:30 p.m. With its record-breaking hits and sold-out tours, Pink Floyd remains one of the most influential rock bands of all time. The Pink Floyd Experience complete with 200,000 watts of light, full quadraphonic sound and six musicians will perform Wish You Were Here live, in addition to many rarities not often heard live. Student tickets are $15 with a student ID. Visit performingarts.ufl. edu for more information. Screening of Leaving La Floresta Today, 7:30 p.m. CSE E220 Give Us Names is a nonprofit organization working to end displacement in Colombia by telling one familys story. Come tonight to see the screening of Leaving La Floresta, a short documentary, and meet the THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY THUNDER STORMS 71/40 THUNDER STORMS 83/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 84/62 PARTLY CLOUDY 83/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 85/60


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 ADRIANNA PAIDAS and BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WritersLauren Poe stood 5 feet in front of a projection screen. He had one arm around his wife and wore a blank expression as they waited for the screen to show the last of the election results. Its like watching the ball drop on New Years Eve, one of Poes supporters shouted as onlookers waited in silence. The future member of the Gainesville City Commission embraced his wife and told the 20 people in the room to exhale. Lauren Poe was elected to the at-large 1 seat of the Commission Tuesday night with 5,713 votes 56.64 percent of the total voters. His opponent, Nathan Skop, received 4,374 votes 43.36 per cent. Poe is a Santa Fe College associate professor and a former District 2 Gainesville City Commissioner. Last spring, he lost his seat in a runoff with Todd Chase, a Gainesville businessman. Skop is a lawyer and a former commissioner on the Florida Public Service Commission. Regular elections on Jan. 31 ended with none of the at-large 1 candidates receiving a majority of the votes, so the race went to a runoff. A total of 10,087 people voted in the runoff election out of 72,176 registered voters. In January, 12,213 people voted for the citywide seat. Fewer people typically vote in runoffs than in regular elections, said Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter. Poe said he is ecstatic to take his seat on the commission on May 17. We only make decisions as a body, Poe said. Itll be impor tant for me to communicate what it is I can add to the discussion and listen carefully to what they bring as well. Poe and Skop have been neckand-neck throughout the runoff. Each raised about $20,000 for their campaigns since Jan. 27. Skop said he was proud of the clean, issues-based campaign he ran. He said he wouldnt have run his campaign differently. He and about 20 of his supporters sat at high-top tables in Gators Dockside and watched the vote tallies come in on an iPad. It is what it is, Skop said. We are very proud of the fact that we elevated issues to the attention of the citizens of Gainesville. People are struggling to pay their bills and make ends meet, and we brought attention to that. Although he did not rule out participation in another election, Skop said he did not have plans to run in another race. As he discussed his plans, Dont Stop Believin played over the speakers. Poe, who will continue to teach at Santa Fe College, will get about three months off before he begins his term on the commission. In the meantime, he said he plans to get acquainted with the the house. My wife has left me a few honey-do lists that I havent gotten around to checking off, Poe Contact Adrianna Paidas at apaidas@alligator.org and Ben Brasch at bbrasch@alligator.org.Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffLauren Poe celebrates after being announced as winner of the atlarge 1 seat of the Gainesville City Commission on Tuesday night at LOCALLauren Poe wins City Commission seat in runoff electionAlex Catalano / Alligator StaffNathan Skop sits with campaigners and supporters at Gators Dock side after losing the race for the at-large 1 seat of the Gainesville TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterKristin Giannas was trying to do anything but draw attention to herself. She failed. Giannas was copying papers in a saw a bright light. She looked up, stared forward for three seconds and dipped out of view. Then she stood back up. Then she looked around. Then she dropped to the machine. Her will-she, wont-she antics unfolded in the background of a WUFT newscast about four years ago. Until Thursday, the evidence was just a fun video to show around the newsroom. But Awkward Kristin inexplicably went viral last week, and as of Tuesday night the 30-second clip had 1.9 million views on YouTube. Giannas, 23, doesnt know the exact date she was caught lurking in the background, but she remembers feeling groggy. She spent hours editing a story and was in a zone, unable to focus on anything but her work. nas knew they were broadcasting, but she thought she was out of sight. Then she looked around and read peoples reactions. My legs wouldnt move, said Giannas, who graduated from UF in 2010 with a telecommunication degree. I was just paralyzed with fear. I didnt know what to do, so I exited elevator-style. I could have also done the stairs. Im pretty good at doing the stairs. One of Giannas friends, Andi Babineau, uploaded the video to YouTube in November 2010, about two years after the incident actually occurred. Giannas, who has worked for WCJB TV20 since graduating, They liked it, she said, but nothing more came of it. The video still had about 400 views Thursday morning. Then, around noon Thursday, someone posted a link to the social news website Reddit. Giannas doesnt know who posted it, but by 12:50 p.m. the video already had 10,782 views, according to one commenter. Awkward Kristin was played on Good Morning America and Ander son Cooper 360 on Friday, and it has only grown in popularity. Giannas said she likes the attention she is receiving and said the video represents just who she is: Awkward Kristin. Two days before the video went viral, posted online by a pair of Gainesville High students. Her lead for the story: It is amazing what one YouTube video can do. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org.Years-old video earns Awkward Kristin inexplicable YouTube fameGiannas Video had about 1.9 million views on Tuesday We only make decisions as a body. Itll be important for me to communicate what it is I can add to the discussion and listen carefully to what they bring as well.Lauren Poefuture member of the Gainesville City Commission


better club. Rosenbluth said the VIP section will be redone with new upholbucket for VIP bottles. It really could use some renovation, the health science freshally come across that way to some people. Other students are skeptical that ticeable difference. Bianca Miller, 21, said she doubts Envy will provide a club experience like those in Miami. I dont expect to be blown away because the renovations are animal science senior said. But Im have to offer. in a Unite Party shirt who threw away hundreds of copies of the for one semester, and its rare to stay on to serve only as a senator. He said he didnt want to run he said. said the Election Commission decide if they want to make any Before the new senators were Mason spoke about the loss semester. However, he said he senators to make a difference on campus. Compromise isnt always a Diversity both racial and political were the themes of Former Allocations Chairman Joe Pardo echoed Mason. Its a priceless opportunity to learn how to deal with people he said. Body president elected. I could not be more proud to represent diversity on this campus, he said. dential candidate Alex Cornillie ideas on both parties platforms. I think there is a lot more between the two parties, Cor nillie said. Villamil and Cornillie announced they had met earlier were happy with voter turnout. A record 10,644 ballots were cast in the election. We really want to stress that Contact Clare Lennon at clennon@alligator.org and Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org. 4, ALLIGATOR Envys VIP section to see an upgrade CLUB, from page 1 JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterFive-year-olds are all over UFs campus today, but theyre hard to terms. Finance sophomore Vijay Patel usually celebrates his birthday on Feb. 28 or March 1 whichever day is closer to the weekend. birthday. from everybody else, Patel said. Every other birthday is just like every other day to me. But he said hes excited when different when he turned 12. A teacher mentioned the oddity, and he looked up what it meant. Unique is the only word to describe it, Patel said. birthday, too. He said his birthday isnt a 64. When I was little, it used to bother me because I always wanted its like whatever. easy. on Feb. 28, and the store clerk didnt think he was 18 since his birthday wasnt technically for another day. his rare birthday cant take all the I mean, Im cool for other reasons, he joked. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@ alligator.org.UF leaplings celebrate rare birthday REPAIRS SHOULD BE DONE BY 6 A.M. THURSDAY. MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff Writer If drivers want to avoid the southbound construction, is replaced, the release stated. One lane will stay open. Crews will also resurface two northbound lanes, leavrepairs. Meredith Rutland can be reached at mrutland@alligator. org.I-75 lanes to close for road repair tonight SENATE, from page 1Senate touts diversity rant and evacuate everyone inside. our equipment. kitchen, he said. about three minutes after they were called. were everywhere. Contact Erin Jester at ejester@alligator.org. S A TCHEL S, from page 1 A undre Larrow / Alligator StaffMidtown nightclub XS will close its doors for the last time on Thursday. A new club, Envy, will open in its place after Spring Break. Unique is the only word to describe it.Vijay PatelUF sophomore The kitchen is shot.Satchel Rayeowner of Satchels Pizza


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffShort stacks go a long wayChefs Anthony Rannazzisi and Jeff The Heart of the City Rivers keep up with the high order demand that comes on National Pancake Day on Wednesday afternoon at IHOP. National Pancake Day started in 2006 and works in cooperation with the Childrens Miracle Network. Patrons were given a short stack of butter milk pancakes and were asked to donate to Childrens Miracle Network instead of paying for the food. The Gainesville location gave away about 1,500 stacks last year and hoped to serve about 1,800 this year. ON CAMPUS EMILY MILLERAlligator Contributing WriterUF is among the best universities in the nation for post-graduation payoff. The university is ranked No. 3 in a recent study that measured the return on tuition investment of 50 U.S. universities. Surveyed schools, including Yale University and Harvard University, were ranked based on their calculated return, called the Payback Score, in a 2011 SmartMoney magazine list. Georgia Institute of Technology ranked No. 1, and University of Texas, Austin, ranked No. 2. Its not surprising, said Heather White, director of the UF Career Resource Center. students are successful. With the help of PayScale, a Seattle-based compensation data company, SmartMoney determined the rankings by focusing on recent college graduates who had been out of school for an average of two years and midcareer alumni who had been out of school for an average of 15 years. whether the money the graduates spent for college was paying off, according to an article published in Colleges That Help Grads Get Top Salaries magazine. The median salary in each group was divided by tuition and fees, averaged and converted into the Payback ratio, the article stated. The survey used the tuition rates that the graduates paid at the time they were in college. However, according to the SmartMoney magazine article, the score excludes certain factors that could increase the value of an education and does not take into account increases Linguistics junior Ariel Marin, 21, said UF is a great value, especially because of Bright Futures. I have so many friends that are putting themselves into ridiculous amounts of debt, she said. Speaking from my perspective, I didnt have to pay for my undergrad, so its really amazing that Ill be graduating in such a great position. UF spokesman Steve Orlando said the low cost of tuition played a role in how UF was ranked. He said tuition is about $5,700 a year for a full-time in-state undergraduate student. He said the national average tuition is $8,200 a year. You are graduating with much less debt at a cost of attendance that is low in comparison, and you are getting an excellent education in the bargain, he said.UF considered third in nation for post-graduation payoff RENTAL COSTS ABOUT $40. CLARE LENNONAlligator Staff WriterGraduating seniors have two days to order their caps and gowns for spring graduation. Friday is the deadline to or der graduation regalia from the UF Bookstore. Seniors can rent online through Gator 1 Central, according to the services website. Caps and gowns cost about $40 to rent. A $5 late fee is applied for each day the cap and gown are kept after 5 p.m. May 7. The maximum fee is $25. Before students can complete the order, they must enter height and weight information. They will also be able to indicate how to pronounce their names if they want. Students who order after Friday will have to pay a $10 late fee. The fee will increase to $15 starting April 20. Caps and gowns will be available for pickup beginning April 23. Seniors may have someone else pick the regalia up for them as long as that person has the seniors Gator 1 Card. Graduate students are required to wear a hood, but they can choose to purchase or rent it. Students who want to graduate at the end of the semester out a late degree application on the registrars website. Graduations will take place from April 27 to May 6. Contact Clare Lennon at clennon@alligator.org.Friday is last day to order caps and gowns MATT BOLESAlligator Contributing WriterLeap years could become a thing of the past if a new calendar proposed by Johns Hopkins University professors is adopted. Astrophysicist Richard Henry and applied economist Steve Hanke proposed their calendar in the January edition of Globe Asia. It takes government approval to change which calendar a country uses, Hanke said. In the proposed calendar, there would be 364 days a year. To account for the extra days, there would be an extra week in December Rosey Arcebido, a 22-year-old UF Japanese-language senior, said the new calendar would take some time to adjust to. It would probably throw me off, but I would get used to it, she said. She said the leap year confuses her anyway. I know theres a reason why its there, but I dont understand it, she said. The two Johns Hopkins professors also proposed abolishing time zones and adopting Universal Time, under which it would be the same time everywhere. This is a change of a pretty big magnitude, said Ron Kirsch, executive director of the Leadership Development Institute. My guess is that people are not going to like it. He said it could take years for a country to adjust to a new calendar. He said the new calendar sounded strange, but it could be adopted if most of a countrys population felt it would work better. Youre always going to have people who resist, he said. They need to make the changes as user-friendly as possible.Professors propose calendar that would eliminate leap year BLAINE KRIVACEKAlligator Contributing WriterFormer Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio will be in Gainesville on Wednesday to give Becoming an Effective Leader. The lecture, which is free to the public, will be at 3 p.m. at Oak Hammock at UF, 4620 SW 25th Blvd. Iorio, the second female mayor of After stepping down as mayor due to term limits, Iorio has focused her time on becoming a speaker and author. Shelby Taylor, the digital communications director at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, which is cosponsoring the event, said the lecture is geared toward anyone who has an inter est in public leadership. Iorio will detail Taylor said the lecture will draw from Live and Lead. David Colburn, the executive director of the Reubin OD Askew Institute on Politics and Society, which is organizing and cosponsoring the event, said he believes Iorio is the most progressive and thoughtful mayor Florida has ever seen. Colburn said Iorio will speak of successes and failures. While mayor, Iorio failed to get a plan approved to persuade commuters to stop using vehicles and start using public transportation.Former Tampa mayor to give lecture on public leadership Heather WhiteIorio Rosey Arcebido


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialWEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Are you sad to see XS close?120 TOTAL VOTES74% YES 26% NOFridays question: Are you leaving town for Spring Break? Free Speech FollyFirst Amendment protects religious satireIn last years Mechanicsburg, Pa., Halloween parade, two members of The Atheists of Central Pennsylvania walked in the parade dressed as a zombie pope and a zombie Muhammad. Around the neck of Ernie Perce, the zombie Muhammad, was a sign identifying him as the undead prophet of Islam. In can faintly make out what sounds like an altercation. The angry observer was a Muslim man who was offended by this depiction of Muhammad. Perce told WHTM the man grabbed me, choked me from the back and spun me around to try to get my sign off that was wrapped around my neck. After Perce walked a few blocks, he found Sgt. Brian Curtis and reported the harassment. Curtis agreed that Talaag Elbayomy, the Muslim man, was wrong in confronting Perce, and charged Elbayomy with harassment. A few days ago, the case was brought before District Judge Mark Martin, who threw out the charge for lack of evidence. While the video indicates that an altercation occurred, it dark and shaky video. Convictions should be based on evidence, indicating beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime occurred, there is arguably nothing wrong with the ruling. However, what was unacceptable was the lecture the judge gave Perce, the plaintiff, regarding the limitations of the First Amendment on free speech. The judge explained how, while in the military, he spent time in predominantly Muslim countries. Nothing in the Quran says that Muhammad rose from the dead, he said. So because the atheist was not 100 percent factual in his depiction of Muhammad, this form of expression should not be considered free speech? If that is the case, then the implication that satire is not a protected form of speech represents a gross misinterpretation of the First Amendment. The judge went on to say that Perces costume made him look like a doofus. By this statement, the judge implies that atheists should not be able to make fun of other religions if others are offended by their views. To top it off, the judge rambled about how, in Muslim countries, these actions would be punishable by death. What in the hell does this have to do with the laws in our country? Why is this relevant to bring up in this case? He went on to imply that, by offending the prophet Muhammad, Perce violates the rights of Muslims. Martin said, Were so concerned about our own rights, we dont care about other peoples rights. Where in the Bill of Rights does it say that we have a right to NOT be offended? This ruling is a serious affront to free speech and the First Amendment.Voter coersion not responsible for Unite winWhile every UF Student Government election Ive witnessed has been tinged with disgrace and folly, the last election was more embar rassing than I was prepared for, and its inordinate controversy deserves comment. During the election, our campus was permeated with accounts of the Unite Partys corruption. The Unite Par ty even received public criticism from sorority members, who are known to make up its base. was to blame for the Unite Partys win except the Students Party. In a letter to the editor Monday following their loss, Students Party candidates Alex Cornillie and Jesse Schmitt seemed to blame the about 40,000 UF students who chose to abstain from voting rather than acknowledge that its platform and campaign was not strong enough to mobilize those students to the polls. The Unite Party wins every year because its campaign is strong enough to do just that: mobilize enough of its supporters to the polls. Its platform is not so bad as to cause enough students to vote against it. The Unite Party is not corrupt, at least not relative to, shall we say, real politics. In fact, the future opposing party can learn a lot about campaigning from the Unite Party. The Unite Party has strong support from a solid base, namely sororities and fraternities. This is how politics work: Because of the strength of its support, its base turns out in high numbers to the polls. The Students Party, on the contrary, was not so much for something as it was against the Unite Party. In his closing statement at the Student Government debate, Cornillie said, Our party stands for something very important: fairness, before commenting on the purported consensus of corruption and ineffectiveness of Student Government. It seemed its entire campaign was focused on the antagonism of the Unite Party, directly or indirectly. But having policies that support a minority base in this case, sorority and fraternity members is not corrupt. Nor is it corrupt to have practices to ensure the minority base votes for you. I wont argue against the Student Government being ineffective, but there was nothing to suggest that the Students Party would be less so. I know as well as anyone that the Villamil video was embarrassing to watch, perhaps even torturous; I know that probably every single vote the Unite Party received came from a fraternity or sorority member; I know they also played antagonistic politics, even making the Alligator an enemy, despite its reporters and editors always striving for the highest journalistic integrity. But all that politics is just that: politics. None of it is its a gentle introduction to what the candidates will face if they enter real politics. From the past election we learn one thing: If another party wants to win big in future elections, its campaign will have to change from being anti-Unite to being for something. And that something has to be promising and worthy enough to mobilize students to the polls. Until then, the few students who care about UF politics can continue complaining and maligning the Unite Party while it laughs to the polls. Abdul Zalikha is a biology and English junior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays. Abdul Zalikhaopinions@alligator.org


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 We are about halfway through the Republican primary, which ends in late June. By now, the stereotypes of every candidate are cemented. Mitt Romney is the pseudo-conservative opportunist. Rick Santorum is the manic Puritanical traditionalist. Newt libertarian. Frankly, I am rather weary of the process. I have grown sick of the sensationalism. I have grown sick of the debates that serve as nothing more than chances for candidates to spew talking points. Most of all, I have grown sick of the pandering and obvious desire of every candidate to climb to the top, no matter what. My sentiments on the matter are no doubt shared by others, whether they lie on the right or the left. As the presidential campaign season grows longer every four years, one is inclined to ask the question: Is this the democracy intended by our founders? It is taken for granted that every candidate craves presistantly to win Americas hearts and minds. luctant leaders. An aristocratic farmer, Cincinnatus was called by the Roman Senate in 458 B.C. to become dictator and lead Romes armies against rival tribes. Sixteen days after defeating Romes enemies in battle, he retired and returned to his farm. While this story may seem remote, America had its own Cincinnatus: George Washington. After the Revolutionary War, political elites begged Washington to become king. He for president. While he could have ruled in perpetuity, he chose not to and retired after two terms. This set a precedent for later American presidents. As Americans, we should long for this sort of leader one who desires the presidency not for personal achievement, but out of a sense of candidate is not present. Romney is the consummate careerist, leveraging his time at Bain Capital into political positioning. Gingrich and Santorum are both career politicians. Ron most closely However, he has been running for president for the past 20 years. Barack Obama has been campaigning his entire political career, spending a few cursory years in the Senate before campaigning for presidency. There are no doubt many reasons for this. It is within the genetic makeup of humanity to desire power. Individuals such as Cincinnatus and George Washington are anomalies in the narrative of history. However, the system is also at fault. The American political system has shifted from an aristocratic democracy to a meritocratic democracy. A society based on merit rather than class digm in which the individual is always motivated to move plebeians kicking and eye-gouging in order to climb to the top. Once again, I am reminded of an aristocratic individual, Downton Abbey. When his daughter asked why he was willing to cede his estate to another, he replied, My fortune is the work of others, who labored to build a great dynasty. Do I have the right to destroy their work or impoverish that dynasty? I am a custodian, my dear, not an owner. We may never again have a president who views himself or herself as a custodian, not an owner. But we can always hope. Luke Bailey is a history junior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays. Candidates should desire presidency out of sense of duty, not personal achievementColumnOur generation faces a different path than the eration more than half a century ago. Our dreams and aspirations must be grounded in the anemic employment market of our nation, often Personally, I can only consider neurology and its Any student or researcher would be intimidated able, organ: the human brain. But it provides a gold mine of research and exploration. Neurology will undoubtedly gain progress in its the steady increase in the diagnosis of neurological illnesses and its nearly unlimited research potential. While this notion is contentious, the human brain is the greatest gift of the body bestowed upon our kind. It maintains and controls an array of vital functions, including consciousness, hormones, emotions, coordination, vision, language, sexual drives, temperature regulation, and so on. brains despite more than a century of innovations. What is the full extent of drug use on brain plasticity? To what extent does the biology of the brain conAll aspects of our lives are largely controlled by about three pounds of gray-and-white matter. of vital functions. pursuits and combinations. of the nervous system remain the forefront of research. From cerebellar degeneration to Huntingtons disease or spastic ataxia, these illnesses require two dynamic specialties. psychoneuroimmunology. It combines the nervous systems psychological processes and the immune system. molecular biology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, rheumatology, etc. Neurology is a central inand our dedication to continued research and study ties. A troubling trend born from well-developed nations is the prevalence of neurological ailments. [disease] will increase more than 600 percent between 2010 and 2050 from $88 billion to $627 billion. cretionary spending for the U.S. government for the 2012 budget. A chronic shortage of physicians in the United States only exacerbates the importance of neurology. According to the American Academy of Neurology, eight out of 10 disorders in the three highest disability classes are neurological problems. The costs of health care can only grow exponentially, and moving forward with expanding neurology is a major force in containing costs and sufferers of these diseases. At our monthly AMSA meeting in December, I had the pleasure of meeting and observing the works of Dr. Kelly Foote, a gifted neurosurgeon at the UF Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. He astounded the crowd with his teams work in deep brain stimulation. Through the use of surgically implanted brain pacemakers, electrical impulses can provide therapeutic treatments for chronic pain, tremors, dystonia and Parkinsons disease. This column is too brief and cursory to crack the surface of how much an investment in neurology is needed to address a medical prognosis that shows higher incidences of neurological ailments. It is my belief that a primary medical achieveof the entire human brain for every gene and neuron, along with advances in neurology. It is too substantial and critical not to concentrate on neurology. Every major issue of the 21st century will depend to a certain extent on our ability to understand our mind. Guillermo R. Pradieu is an English sophomore at UF.Investment in neurology is necessaryGuest columnGuillermo R. PradieuSpeaking Out Luke Baileyopinions@alligator.org


8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 AP Photo of the Senate at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday. THE LEGISLATION PASSED 21-19. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSRICHMOND, Va. Virginias Senate has passed legislation that would require women seeking abortions to undergo noninvasive ultrasounds. The chamber, narrowly controlled by Republicans, split 21-19 mostly along party lines in approving the amended measure Tuesday. The bill returns to Virginias House for expected concurrence on amendments added last week that would eliminate mandatory invasive vaginal ultrasounds and would exempt victims of rape and incest who reported the crimes to police. Senators on Tuesday rejected several amendments that would have made the procedure opRepublicans said the intent of the bill was to ensure that women become fully informed about the gestational age of their fetuses as they make up their minds whether to abort them. Seven states have laws mandating some form of pre-abortion ultrasound exam. Female Democrats criticized Republicans and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, a Republican who broke several tie votes in favor of his party in rejecting amendments that would have blunted the measure. The arrogance of this body in telling women what to do with their bodies, Sen. L. Louise Luward the Republican side of the chamber.Virginia Senate passes mandate requiring pre-abortion ultrasound THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTALLAHASSEE Leaders of the Republican-controlled House and Senate cleared the way for formal budget negotiations on Tuesday only hours after it appeared the process was bogged down over differences on allocations for higher education. The short-lived standoff came when the Senate refused a House offer to cut $200 million in annual spending on higher education, a deal killer that might have delayed the Legislature in meeting its March 9 adjournment. But the fencing ended quickly with a mid-afternoon joint statement from Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island, and House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park. We were able to produce budget allocations that address a more than $1 billion shortfall, increase Pre-K 12 education funding by more than $1 billion and set aside ample reserves, Cannon said. The Senate passed a budget of nearly $71 billion on Feb. 15, two weeks after a $69.2 billion budget passed in the House. The House budget is about $1.6 billion less because the Senate wants budget control over two local expressway authorities. The Senate budget, which totals nearly $70.8 billion, boosts funding for roadbuilding while establishing cuts for substance abuse programs. Both target thousands of state workers jobs. The House budget would raise the cost of college and cut health care programs while the Senates proposal cuts spending on hospitals, and limits emergency room visits for poor patients. The differences will be worked out by the budget conferees that were to be named later Tuesday. This weeks drama came in the form of a disagreement over a one-time, $400 million sweep of university reserves. The parties settled for $300 million, but the House wanted a recurring $200 million reduction. Thats a deal killer for us said Senate budget negotiator JD Alexander, R-Lake Wales, said. Its hard enough to ask for some of the excess cash back. The Senate preferred to plug any shortage with money from the universities reserves, or savings account. The Senate said it would prefer to return in a special session to resolve budget issues before giving way on higher education cuts. We made an accommodation to them on health and human services, we would expect the same accommodation, Haridopolos said. [The House] clearly understand where we stand. And it appeared they did as agreement came only a couple hours later. Legislators now have seven days left to bridge their differof the budget to be on lawmakers desks 72 hours before a State lawmakers avoid meltdown; reach deal on budgetHaridopolos


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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 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig. Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND We Buy Cell Phones & other Electronics (iPads,iPods,Gaming Systems,Laptops.) Working or Not We Unlock & Repair Phones Techmodo 6450 SW Archer RD (352)872-5881 2-29-18-8 In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. 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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 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-25-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. 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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Hunter receives awardFlorida freshman Kytra Hunter won the Southeastern Conference Gymnast of the Week honor, the league announced Tuesday.Wuerffel up for honorOne of three Heisman Trophy winners in Floridas history, quarterback Danny Wuerffel is among the 76 players on the ballot for this years College Football Hall of Fame class. If chosen, Wuerffel would become the 10th Gator inducted. Top-ranked singles player Allie Will and the UF womens tennis team is looking for its 99th straight home win today against FSU. See story, page 15. Kevin OSullivan knew he was getting a natural hitter when he recruited Preston Tucker, but he never thought he would get this much in return. We knew he was going to be a good hitter; hes always hit, OSullivan said Saturday after Tucker broke Floridas career RBI record. But to be able to do what he did, I didnt predict this. In fact, no one really predicted it. Coming out of Tampa Plant High, Tucker was rated the 345th-best prospect in the class of 2008 by Perfect Game. When the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft rolled around, there were 50 rounds of selections, two supplementary rounds and 1,504 players picked. Tucker wasnt one of them. That makes what he has done at Florida, and what he is in the process of doing, even more impressive. Through his junior year, Tucker was already among Floridas all-time best players at the plate Brad Wilkerson, Matt LaPorta, Mark Ellis and David Eckstein. But when the slugger turned down a contract from the Colorado Rockies, who drafted him in the 16th round last June with the 498th overall pick, Tucker all but assured he would establish himself as the best hitter in school history, ahead of those four Florida greats, all of whom have had solid Major League careers. By the time his senior campaign ends, Tucker will claim several of the Gators all-time offensive records. He already broke Wilkersons RBI total of 214, and will set that bar closer to 300 by years end. After averaging more than 85 hits shy of passing Ellis for the top spot and seven doubles from eclipsing Ellis mark of 61. Tuckers on an absurd tear to start the season, leading the Gators in hits (12), percentage (.935). Three of his last four Tucker ranks among UFs all-time greatsTHE TOM GREEN SHOW Tom Greentwitter: @tomas_verde SEE TOM, PAGE 14 THE COMMODORES WON 77-67. JOHN BOOTHE Alligator Staff Writer The Gators came into Nashville, Tenn., knowing the senior-laden Commodores were starving for an emotional lift in their It had been nearly two years since any of Vanderbilts six seniors tasted success against Florida, their most recent attempt an eight-point defeat in early February. Just two minutes after the tip at Memorial Gym, the Commodores had already expressed their urgency on the court. Three Vanderbilt seniors Jeffery Taylor, Festus Ezeli and Lance Goulthe game and helped hold Florida without a bucket for the opening 2:50. Almost eight minutes later, the Commodores advantage had swollen to 14-5. Theyre going to make runs, UF freshman Brad Beal said. Coach (Billy) Donovan said that. You just have to stay composed, because theyre going to have their runs. But were going to have our runs as well like we did. While No. 16 Florida (22-8, 10-5 Southeastern Conference) received an inspired effort from its lone senior, Erving Walker, it could not overcome an equally impressive 50-percent shooting night from three by the Commodores (21-9, 10-5 SEC), who claimed a 77-67 victory Tuesday night. Vanderbilt shot a torrid 12 of 24 pace from behind the arc, and junior John Jenwith a game-high 22 points on 6-for-9 shooting on 3-pointers. Its never good to get down early but we battled and we got back into the game, Walker said. They just made some good plays at the end. Five days before his own Senior Night against Kentucky this Sunday, Walker of the opening half with a four-point play and two layups. The scoring streak brought the Gators within three points at halftime after they had trailed by as many as 12. Though Walkers 15 points werent a team-high, Floridas leading scorer, Brad Beal with 16 points, credited him for getting the Gators back into the game. Once he started doing that, it really gave us a lift, Beal said. We needed that and Erv really stepped up and he did a good job at penetrating to the hole. After Walkers run, UF kept pace bethe 10:32 mark on a fast-break dunk by sophomore Casey Prather. Donovan said he was impressed with his team, especially following its 14-point loss last Saturday to lowly Georgia. After the UGA game, Donovan called out UF for missing leadership, citing poor energy level and a lack of passion. His tone was noticeably different Tuesday at Vanderbilt, even with the loss and another missed chance for Florida to seal the No. 2 seed in the SEC Tournament on March 8-11. I felt like they had resiliency [Tuesday]; I felt they were going to battle and work their way back into the game, Donovan said. Thats been my whole thing with Erving. All along and all the comments Ive made about Erving, when hes locked in and hes really, really focused and playing, it charges our team up. While the Gators were manhandled and outhustled at times by the Bulldogs, who had eight steals and six blocks against Florida, the Commodores were not able I was maybe as disappointed as I was Georgia, watching our team perform, Donovan said. I felt totally opposite here [Tuesday]. I thought we competed. We played hard against a very, very good team. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator. org. Vandy seniors prove too much for FloridaAP PhotoAfter complaining about effort following a loss to UGA, coach Billy Donovan said he was impressed with UFs resiliency in Tuesdays 77-67 loss at Vanderbilt.


hits have been home runs, and although hes unlikely to reach LaPortas record of 74, Tucker (who sits at 46 career round-tripthat list. Hes gone on tears like this, OSullivan said. You look up and its almost like you expect him to hit one (home run) a game. pus, Tucker has been in the heart of Floridas lineup 200 starts and counting, another record he will likely break by seasons end punishing opposing pitchers with his career .587 slugging per centage. Most impressive, perhaps, is that Tucker will have accomplished these feats while playing with new bats designed to have less pop. Now, he is on the verge of going from unheralded hitting ter and arguably the greatest player in Florida baseballs 98year history. Hell be able to cement that designation if he helps lead the Gators to their third straight trip to Omaha, Neb., and the schools (Hes) going to go down in the record books as one of the best players to play here, OSullivan said before the season. And no one saw it coming. Not bad for some kid from Tampa who went undrafted out of high school. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@ alligator.org. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer Florida fans may be waiting for that wow factor from the Gators, but theyre Although he has led his team to a 13-1 record and a No. 3 ranking, Floridas coach wants to see more excitement and energy from his players. I want our team to be fun to watch, I want people to get excited to come watch us play and come to the ballpark. I just dont think were playing to the excitement level that my expectations are. This past weekend, the Gators played in front of hundreds of UF fans in Palm Springs, All of the players and coaches, including The teams proclaimed vocal leader, her coach and said she looks to give the crowd a little more to watch starting Thursday against Eastern Michigan. You can go to a game and not be exciting siasm when you play. You have to make the good plays that people come to see. People go to major league stadiums to see good plays; its all entertainment. ton wants to capture the attention of those around the nation with his teams play, like Lin has done in the NBA. Sophomore Hannah Rogers has some ideas on how her team can put on more of a show, especially in front of the packed stands of Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium. Rogers said. Go out there and have a good time and little cheers in the dugout can get the crowd excited. Making hard plays that no one thinks you can make can get the team more excited and pumped up about the game. In tournaments, the Gators sometimes play back-to-back games against struggling of the year when they played Maine and Ilenergy during those games, wanting them to perform with the same intensity as they would against ranked opponents. with the turnout of Florida fans, who he his team play. He doesnt want to let his fans down by giving them a boring game of softsaying thats what they are here to do. Ive told the team a couple times, I would said. Thats the message I want to give my team. I want them to be fun to watch, play with intensity and play with excitement. themselves, but more importantly the excitement level is what people come to see. 14, ALLIGATOR Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffFlorida shortshop Cheyenne Coyle said the third-ranked Gators softball team has been making an effort to be more exciting to provide entertainment for fans. Walton wants No. 3 Gators to create excitement TOM, from page 13 You have to have enthusiasm when you play. You have to make the good plays that people come to see. People go to major league stadiums to see good plays; its all entertainment.Cheyenne Coylesophomore shortshop


ELI MARGERAlligator Writer With every point won on Wednesday, the Gators got some of their swagger back. After being beaten down in consecutive matches against Georgia and Duke at the ITA Indoor Nationals, No. 10 Florida defeated South Florida 7-0 on Tuesday, setting the stage for its Southeastern Conference opener on Friday against Tennessee. It was just what the doctored ordered to get ready for Tennessee, coach Andy Jackson said. I think were doing much better. We probably are a little bit rusty, but I thought that we hit the ball pretty well. The Bulls (1-7) gave the Gators a scare in doubles, as the No. 14 team of Tripper Carleton and Spencer Newman was defeated 8-4. With the point on the line, Billy Federhofer and Nassim Slilam put away their opponents 8-5. South Florida was extremely sharp and hit the ball well in doubles. That was a big point, to get the doubles point, Jackson said. After that, it was all Gators. UF won all six singles points in out since defeating New Mexico 7-0 on Jan. 28. Junior Bob van Overbeek, playing at the No. 1 singles spot, said this match was a much-needed win. It was very important, van Overbeek said. Coach scheduled this match knowing wed have some time off after the indoors, and he didnt want to schedule a bad team. Facing Yannick Yoshizawa, an opponent with an unorthodox game, van Overbeek was able to continue his strong play. Most rallies did not last more than four more on creating spin, while van Overbeek tried to remain aggressive and offensive-minded. It was tough, he said. His game is not really about looking for offense right away. It was important to make sure I was holding my serve because his game is very unusual. Van Overbeek won his match 6-4, 6-3, but he was the last player off the court Tuesday afternoon. Like the rest of his team, the junior will spend the next two days preparing for a demanding SEC season. Florida begins conference play Friday by hosting No. 19 Tennessee in a match that opens a stretch where the Gators will play four matches in 10 days, including a rematch against Georgia on Sunday. Its just brutal. Theyre top 25, theyre off to a really good start, he said. They have a lot of young guys that are going to swing for the fences. Its going to continue like that for 10 matches. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15Courtesy of Tim CaseyFlorida junior Bob van Overbeek, who beat South Floridas Yannick Yoshizawa 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday, said the Gators 7-0 sweep of the Bulls was needed as the team prepares for its conference schedule. Florida primed for SEC play after sweep of South Florida at homeWOMENS BASKETBALL JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer Lily Svete does not have the statistics of a typical 6-foot-2 forward. Although she is the second-tallest player on Floridas active roster, she ranks next to last in rebounding with just one per game and has recorded only one block this season. Svetes statistics suffer mostly from a lack of playing time; she logs just 9.1 minutes per game. However, with the Southeastern Confer ence Tournament looming, Svete may be on the verge of boosting the rest of her numbers thanks to her scoring. The sophomore put up a career-high 12 points in Sundays 75-59 loss at Tennessee, Florida offense. She doesnt get to play a lot of games as many minutes as she wants, guard Jordan Jones said. But when her name is called, she goes in there and does what we expect her to do and thats hit shots. Svete is one of the Gators premier 3-point shooters. Despite her limited playing time, Svete has put up 54 attempts from beyond the arc, the third-highest mark on the team and 39.4 percent of all her shots. coach Amanda Butler said. She is just an amazball hits her hands and shes open. However, despite moderate success with her perimeter shooting, Svetes rebounding numbers leave something to be desired. Her season-high tally in rebounds is just three. I think about rebounding every day, Svete said. I want to become a better rebounder. Thats one of my biggest weaknesses, just anticipating where the ball is going to go. Jennifer George, who leads Florida in rebounding with nine per game, sees improved effort from Svete crashing the boards. George said she was especially impressed with Svetes efforts boxing out Tennessees Glory Johnson in the paint on several possessions. However, Jones notes that in order for Svete to continue to trend upward, she will need to get her defensive rebounding numbers up with Floridas other big girls. Its obviously an area that she still needs to improve on, but shes working hard at it and I trust her when shes out there, Jones said. One challenge for Svete has been to blend her perimeter shooting with aggressive play under the basket. Depending on how quickly shots go up, Svete sometimes does not get to the post in time to get good rebounding position. For Lily, its hard because a lot of times, shes outside of the paint, Jones said. So, I think its hard for her to remember to crash and get in there and bang with the big girls. Svete expects to be able to mix the inside and outside aspects of her game as she continues to work on her all-around consistency. Its a different mentality of shooting and rebounding because in rebounding, you have to be all tough and your muscles are tense, Svete said. In shooting, everything has to be relaxed. Its hard to get that balance, but Im working on it and trying to improve that. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator. org. Improved Svete providing spark TOP-RANKED FLORIDA PLAYS NORTH CAROLINA TODAY AT 5 P.M. ELI MARGERAlligator Writer On May 15, 2004, the Florida womens tennis team walked off the court, defeated at home by the Miami Hurricanes, 4-3. Nearly eight years 2,848 days later, the Gators have yet to experience that feeling again. In the 98 matches since Flor ida last lost at home, much has changed for UF. Players have come and gone, championships won and lost. For this years team, many of whom were just in middle school in 2004, none of that matters. As far as the winning streak, we dont talk about it much, junior Caroline Hitimana said. We know its there, and other people talk about it, but we try to focus on every match and play the best tennis we can. Staying focused on each individual match is something that has been stressed all year by Hitimana, other players and coach Roland Thornqvist alike. That focus will be put to the test on today, when the Gators host No. 68 Florida State at 5 p.m. This will be eastern Conference play opens on Friday. As much as the players brush off the win streak, Hitimana and junior Allie Will both agreed that the crowd at Linder Stadium plays a big role. For Hitimana, it started when she was being recruited. I heard that the home crowd was really good, always pushing us, always supporting us, and I think that makes a really big difference, she said. The Gators are no strangers to winning in Gainesville. The team is 432-25 all-time at home, winning a remarkable 94.5 percent of their individual matches. Will, the No. 1 player in the country who was in seventh grade the last time Florida at home, echoed the sentiment that the crowd support had a major impact on the team. Every match is exciting to win at home, and since we have such an amazing crowd, it helps us so much, she said. I think it will be great for the Gator Nation, but well just take it one match at a time.Gators seeking 99th consecutive home winSvete They have a lot of young guys that are going to swing for the fences. Its going to continue like that for 10 matches.Bob van Overbeek UF junior


SHE POSTED SEASON HIGHS ON BEAM AND BARS AGAINST UGA LAST WEEK. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer After UFs meet against LSU on Feb. 10, Marissa King looked bothered. Her team posted the nations highest score in a 197.85-196.85 victory, but something wasnt right about Kings demeanor. The whole week (before LSU), something was off, King said. I couldnt tell you what it was. Against Alabama a week earlier, King, a junior, found herself in a midseason funk. Coach Rhonda Faehn said she believes it began right before facing the Crimson Tide. She had an absolutely terrible warm-up at Alabama, Faehn said. It was atrocious. I was ready to pull her. She probably doesnt know that. Following the 197.725-196.900 loss to the Tide, A usually rambunctious King was oddly quiet throughout a rough week of practice. Also, her old bad habits from elite-level competition were manifesting back into her routines. Everyones human, King said. Youre going to myself and I really dont know why. King admits she entered the LSU meet with the wrong mindset. She lost her balance on her vault landing early, postall-around score of 39.40 to tie for third overall. stingers in both of her ankles after landing awkwardly on a double layout. While she tallied a season-best personally, I didnt achieve much, King said. I didnt really feel like I competed my heart out with passion. to her parents via Skype. A few days later, King had a one-on-one conservation with Faehn to discuss movRest also proved to be key in uplifting Kings spir to ease the pain in her ankles. She posted a 9.9 on uneven bars and a 9.95 on balance beam in limited action. The rest was wonderful, she said. When No. 1 Florida defeated No. 3 Georgia 197.525196.825 last Friday in the OConnell Center, King appeared to be mentally and physically refreshed, screaming and supporting her teammates Our team just eats it up because they feed off of that energy and enthusiasm, Faehn said. That night, King had her share of mistakes, stumbling on vault (9.775) and stepping out of bounds on Still, she scored season highs of 9.95 on beam and 9.925 on bars to win both event titles. her pose for a couple of seconds just so the crowd and the judges could get the message. I was back to myself, King said. 16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 David Carr / AlligatorGators gymnast Marissa King posted season highs on beam (9.95) and bars (9.925) in No. 1 Floridas win against No. 3 Georgia last week. King bounces back from down week STAFF REPORT The Charleston Shootout turned out to be anything but. No. 27 Florida turned in the only underpar team score of the day (1-under, 287) and cruised to an easy 15-stroke victory at the two-day event in Hollywood, S.C., claiming the teams second tournament title of the spring season. It was another good, solid day out there very happy to get the win on a course that played much harder (Tuesday). While the other 13 teams in the tournament struggled to break par on the events second day, the Gators maintained their lead nior Tyler McCumber and a 2-under 70 from freshman Eric Banks. the back nine and closing with a birdie on 18. Although Banks and McCumber led Flor ida in the third round, junior T.J. Vogel wasnt far behind, shooting an even-par 72 to complete the tournament at stroke ahead of defending tournament champion Jacobo Paston of Charleston Southern. said. Hes been incredibly good for us and I dont see why it has to stop. Hes incredibly consistent and just has a drive to get better every time out. The win was the second individual title of the season for Vogel, who also captured the win at last months Sea Best Invitational. To read about the womens result at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic, please visit alligatorSports.org.Vogel wins individual title, leads Gators to 15-stroke victory UF Golf