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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 112 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida 94 /84 Gators begin SEC Tournament:Floridas womens basketball team kicks off the SEC Tournament today against Auburn, pg. 17. Panelists rally students to re-elect ObamaChief strategist David Axelrod spoke at the Rion Ballroom, pg 3. Eleven artists have been arrested so far, pg 5. Bonnaroo 2012 is coming soon. Read page 12 for this years line-up. soon. Read page 12 for this years line-up. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 15 SPORTS 17Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffPolitical PlansDavid Axelrod, former adviser to President Obama and the communications director for his 2012 re-election campaign, discusses past actions and future plans for the Obama administration Wednesday evening in the Rion Ballroom. Read the story on page 3. TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterGainesville police arrested two UF students on charges of rape Tuesday. Joshua G. Rupp, 22, and Neil S. Williams, 21, assaulted a passedout woman at her 2nd Avenue Centre apartment on Jan. 10, according to police. The two met the victim at 101 Cantina, GPD spokeswoman Cpl. Angelina Valuri said. The woman was too drunk during the assault to resist, according to police. She does not remember the incident, and her name was not released. Police arrested Williams around 3 p.m. Tuesday and Rupp at 5:17 Rupp both had sex with the woman on Jan. 10. Both men are former members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Rupp dissociated from the organization last summer, and Williams left in the fall, fraternity President Ethan McMahon said. He said they Neither one was spending much time with the fraternity before dropping out from the group, so it made sense to stop paying dues. with us at all, McMahon said. I havent talked to either one of them for a while. Rupp is a UF information systems senior. Williams is a UF sociology junior. Rupp did not return a call from the Alligator seeking comment Wednesday. A phone number listed for Williams on the arrest report was disconnected. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org.Two UF students charged with rape OWNER ESTIMATES REPAIRS WILL COST $25,000 TO $40,000. ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff Writer Satchels Pizza, owner Satchel Raye said hes hopeful about rebuilding. He guessed Tuesday night the restaurant would be closed for about six weeks. I feel better today, he said on Wednesday afternoon. Looking at it today and all the help we had come in here, Id say a month. Tomorrow I could feel different. night forced the evacuation of 25 customers. Raye said heat from the ovens dried out the wooden studs in the corner of the kitchen. started burning inside the wall in the space between the bricks and the outside wall. Gainesville Fire Rescue was able to stop The kitchen, including the ovens and a day-old air conditioning unit, is ruined. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Contributing WriterThe Fightin Gator Marching Band is seeking donations to help fund its trip to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Jay Watkins, director of the marching band, recently penned a letter to Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe asking for donations. Its a huge honor just to get asked, Watkins said. Now trying to make it happen is the nuts and bolts of whats kicking us in the teeth. The trip will cost a total of $1.3 million, he said. Without any outside funds, he said, each member would have to pay $4,000. Two hundred band members have already paid deposits for the trip, said drum major Sarah Piper, 21, but many are struggling with the steep cost. People I know are working to make that money, the elementary education senior said. Im one of eight alumni in Gator Band Marching band seeking money for Olympics tripSEE FIRE, PAGE 4 SEE BAND, PAGE 4Rupp The trip will cost a total of $1.3 million

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News Today Subscription Rates: One Semester (Fall or Spring) $18 Summer Semester $10 Two Semesters (Fall or Spring) $35 Full Year (All Semesters) $40The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 106 ISSUE 112 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?Queer People of Color Today, 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 place 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. StartupBus Today to March 11 StartupBus is a competition, hackathon and road trip. Participants create start-up businesses en route from Tampa to SXSW in Austin and pitch their ideas to a panel of experts. Participants depart March 6, attend semifinals in San Antonio and arrive in Austin on March 9. The grand finale will take place at SXSWs Startup Village on March 11. To sign up, go to subtampabay.wufoo.com/ forms/interested/ Rethinking the Age of King Arthur March 13, 6 p.m. UF Smathers Library, 1A British historian Guy Halsall will give a public lecture examining the historical roots of King Arthur. SHPEs Eighth Annual Goals for Tomorrow Soccer Tournament March 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flavet Field Come to the Goals for Tomorrow Soccer Tournament and support the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers as they host the largest soccer tournament on campus. Show off your skills and win a replica of the FIFA World Cup Trophy. Food and entertainment will be provided, and the event will feature DJs Eklaa Duo. Real Madrid merchandise will be raffled off. All proceeds will go to the GFT Scholarship Fund. For details and registration go to GFT2012.com and like our Facebook page. Sign up soon to reserve your teams space. Giddy Up Gators 5K March 24, 8 a.m. Flavet Field The Student Occupational Therapy Association will host its annual 5K run and walk to raise money for the organization HOrses helping PEople (HOPE). HOPE is a nonprofit organization that utilizes equine assistant therapy to help enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities. Register online at bit.ly/ seat being vacated by retiring Sen. James Webb, a Democrat. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMarine credits karma for $2.9 million jackpotLAS VEGAS Marine Cpl. Alexander Degenhardt is crediting karma for landing a $2.9 million progressive slot jackpot in Las Vegas. Degenhardt was accepted as a bone marrow donor to an anonymous patient only a couple of days before hitting the jackpot Sunday at the Bellagio, the Las Vegas Sun reported. They asked me if I was sure I wanted to go through with it because its kind of painful, but whats a little pain if it will save someones life? Degenhardt said. I look at this jackpot as kind of good karma for that. Degenhardt, 26, said he plans to continue his career with the Marines and go through with the bone marrow donation, which is expected to occur in the next six months after extensive testing. He and several fellow Mafrom Washington, D.C., where hes stationed, for a week of training at Nellis Air Force Base. He said he decided to kill a couple of hours before the reslot, which takes bets from 40 cents to $2, at the Bellagio. He landed the jackpot about 10 minutes later. $100 real quick, he said. I was overwhelmed and in shock. Its something you always want to happen, but when it does happen you dont believe it. Degenhardt, who will receive about $100,000 a year over help his pregnant sister and his mother catch up on bills. He decided to buy some clothes after the jackpot at a thrift store, where he buys all of his clothes. He said he wont part with his car that has rolled up some 250,000 miles, either. I plan to keep driving it until I cant anymore, he told the Sun. No sense in wasting money. Im really pretty thrifty. The Bally Technologies Money Vault slot machine at the Bellagio is linked with casinos across Nevada. It was the second largest jackpot ever for Bally, which makes the machines and pays out the jackpots. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GiddyUp5K by March 9 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. More information on Facebook: Giddy Up Gators 5K. 5K to HEAL March 25, 8:30 a.m. Park-N-ride lot across from Southwest Recreation Center Put your New Years resolutions to the test in this 5K fundraiser to benefit the VetMed chapter of Project HEAL. Register in advance online at www.active.com for $15 or register on race day for $20. Walkers are welcome. Health Expo March 27, 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reitz Union Colonnade Come and get your personal health inventory at our Health Expo. Learn how to stay healthy while being a student. Sponsored by Baby Isaac and Campus Advent. Online at:babyisaac.org Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.INTERNATIONALHank the cat in Virginia sets sights on US SenateSPRINGFIELD, Va. A new U.S. Senate candidate in Virginia wears a tie, has a campaign website and even launched an ad. One big difference? He has a thick coat of fur. Hank the cat has thrown his paw into the race, running to mock the political status quo. The cats owner, Anthony Roberts, says he and his partner set up the campaign as an inside joke. But the campaigns website has crashed after a recent spate of publicity. Hanks campaign posters show the Maine Coon gazing upward, wearing a tie. An ad says Hank, a moderate, will work to make sure America stays the greatest land of all. Hank is running for the PARTLY CLOUDY 83/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 82/62 THUNDER STORMS 83/59 THUNDER STORMS 66/41 SUNNY 68/42 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 CITY ELECTIONS ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterVoter turnout in the city runoff election Tuesday was at a typical low, attracting about 14 percent of the 72,176 registered voters. Judging from precinct turnout, the number of UF students who voted in the runoff was modest as well, said Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter. It is impossible to generate the exact number of UF students who vote in city elections, Carpenter said, because voters are not asked to identify themselves as students on their voter registration application. makeup of the neighborhoods around campus, and it uses that knowledge to estimate student voter turnout. Students who live on campus vote at the Reitz Union. Out of 4,131 registered voters, 48 people voted at that location in the runoff. The Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art had a combined turnout of 365 voters out of about 8,878 registered voters. Residents who live in apartment complexes border ing Archer Road, like The Estates and Oxford Manor, voted at The Phillips Center and the Harn. Residents who live along University Avenue east of 34th Street voted at Campus Church of Christ. Out of 829 registered voters, 189 people voted in the runoff. Stephen Smith, a 21-year-old political science senior, said hes not the least bit surprised by student voter turnout. Its expected, especially in a runoff he said. Voting involves some effort to get to know the candidates, and students just dont want to put in that effort. Some of UFs political organizations tried to inform students and encourage them to vote, Smith said. Both the UF College Democrats and UF College Republicans worked during the regular city election and the runoff to inform students about candidates and get them out to the polls. UF College Democrats held a campaign during regular elections, Vote 100, in an effort to get 100 students to commit to voting in the citywide election. The organization got about 150 to vote in the regular election on Jan. 31. According to Erin Murphy, president of UF College Democrats, the campaign stemmed from the citys mayoral race in 2010 in which Mayor Craig Lowe won by 42 votes. One hundred students can determine a race, the 21-year-old environmental science senior said. Students need to realize that. Contact Adrianna Paidas at apaidas@alligator.org.Student voter turnout low in city runoff AXELROD DISCUSSED OBAMAS PLANS FOR EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE. TOVA MILLERAlligator Contributing WriterThe chief strategist of President Barack Obamas re-election campaign and the chair man of the Florida Democratic Party encouraged students to re-elect the president at a rally Wednesday night. At the Greater Together Youth Summit, strategist David Axelrod, party Chairman Rod Smith and a panel of speakers rallied students to vote. UF College Democrats President Erin Murphy also sat on the panel. The summit kicked off the Gators for Obama organization. Panelists, students and party supporters discussed Obamas expansion of Federal Pell Grants for college students and his changes to health care coverage. Gainesville resident Ian Blake, 28, is passionate about the party but disagrees with how its leaders come across. Axelrod is a policy wonk and has an issue articulating a message, he said. Civil engineering sophomore Andres Llano, 20, said he was not expecting much before he came. I didnt really know what it was about, he said. But I like what the Democrats stand for, especially since Im an immigrant.Panelists rally students to vote, re-elect ObamaCarpenter

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Raye said he couldnt be sure about the cost of the damages until he talked to an insurance agent, but he estimated it would take $25,000 to $40,000 to repair the restaurant. It was pretty rough this morning because it was in the light of day and all the adrenaline and craziness of last night had worn off, he said. I had a pretty good cry. Raye said his spirits were lifted Wednesday morning when all of his employees came back and jetsam from inside the restaurant to the Dumpster. Raye will speak with insur ance adjusters and contractors in the coming days. The restaurants insurance doesnt cover all the food that might not cover the kitchen equipment, Raye said. The building is covered. Satchels employees will go on unemployment, but it might not be enough to tide them over until Satchels re-opens, he said. He wants to set up a Kickstarter campaign where people can donate money to offset employees income while Satchels rebuilds. Satchels server Jen Garrity, 37, said she and many of her coworkers are grateful for the outpouring of support from students and Gainesville residents. I feel like Im working at the right kind of restaurant, she said. Contact Erin Jester at ejester@ alligator.org. 4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffJingshu Xu, a 20-year-old junior and exchange student from China, talks with academic adviser Sallie Schattner about graduate programs at the Majors Fair held on the Reitz Union Colonnade on Wednesday afternoon. AYANA STEWARTAlligator Contributing WriterUndecided students got a chance to explore and choose majors at an informational fair Wednesday. More than 40 UF departments and or ganizations participated in the fourth annual Majors Fair. The annual fair, co-hosted by the Career Resource Center and Student Government, brought organizations to the Reitz Union Colonnade to set up tables with information about various majors. UF offers 120 undergraduate majors. Jean Burns, an academic adviser with the College of Public Health & Health Professions, said the fair gives students the tools to decide which major they want to pick. Its like browsing in a department store, she said. You can go from table to table, and its much easier than an advising appointment. Kimberly Harris, a 20-year-old explor atory engineering sophomore, said the fair answered a lot of her questions about switching majors. After getting several pamphlets and meeting with an adviser, she said shes leaning between chemical engineering, and industrial and systems engineering. Jane Nappi, a 21-year-old environmental engineering junior, said she noticed a booth about a minor in plant science, and the topic jumped out at her. She said shes considering adding it as a minor. I would have never looked into that, she said. Cynthia Sain, an academic adviser in the Department of Chemical Engineering, said students should be aware of the career fairs at the university. This is a way to gather information to make sure youre making the right choices in your education, Sain said. She also recommends the CRC, Career Showcase and Career Connections for career help. Angel Iverson, the assistant director for Career Events at the Career Resource Center, said the fair helps students discover majors, connect with people in various departments and learn about various curriculum.Majors Fair gives students information about majors and minors BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterThe Gainesville Public Safety Committee decided Wednesday to ask the City Commission to let downtown food trucks and other vendors stay open until 3 a.m. and to let businesses sell alcohol on a parking lot there. The committee decided to recommend that alcohol sales be allowed on a parking lot at Southwest First Avenue and Northwest Second Street. This exception would allow people to drink while on that parking lot. Events like Fest, a yearly Gainesville music festival, would be able to sell alcohol on that lot when it comes to town. Alcohol sales would bring in a bit more revenue, which would be an incentive to keep ticket prices low, said Tony Weinbender, Fest founder. If the commission passes the change, Weinbender said he wants to hold a smaller event around Mothers Day to test the exception and the alcohol sales. The committee also discussed what the city could do about noise that comes from outdoor downtown concerts near homes. City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa, the chair of the committee, said a concert in early fall rattled the windows of houses nearby with loud music and offensive lyrics, including profanity. There is a logistics issue before there is a moral issue, Mastrodicasa said. Ronald Combs, counsel for the committee, made a list of how Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton handle outside concert noise. talked about outside concert noise and food vendors downtown in November 2011. The committee didnt make a motion about the noise from outdoor concerts. Contact Ben Brasch at bbrasch@alligator.org.After-hours alcohol sales may be allowed on downtown parking lot RATES ARE HIGHER. MIKELA WARMANAlligator Contributing WriterWhile students begin to rent caps and gowns, local hotel managers say since the days of Tebow. The Class of 2012s graduation cer emonies, which will take place April 27 to May 6, are causing hotel rooms to managers. Eric Wagner, sales coordinator at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center said the hotel is already sold out for the whole weekend. People start making reservations about a year in advance. Wagner said they see a lot of rooms once students graduation dates are Prices rise for this weekend in par ticular because of a large demand for multiple hotel rooms. Kristen Hughes, area sales manager at the Holiday Inn on Southwest 13th Street and University Avenue, said people book rooms about a year in advance as well. The Holiday Inn sold out its last room a month ago, Hughes said. Marcos Tejeda, a concierge at the Hampton Inn and Suites downtown, wont change much in terms of staffing.Hotels begin to fill up for graduation weekend FIRE, from page 1Owner wants fundraiser for employeesBand asked UF for $130Kfrom Vero Beach High School; we had the newspaper write an article for us at home. Watkins said the band requested $130,000 from UF 10 percent of have not revealed how much they plan to donate. So far, the Florida Attorney Genlargest contributor, donating $5,000. To help raise money, the band launched its $10 for 12 campaign last week, Were asking, if youve heard the Gator band, just donate $10 to get us to the 2012 Olympics, Watkins said. He said to make a real impact on the cost of the trip, the band needed to reach out for corporate and city sponsorship. tourism, Florida seafood vendors and 16 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Florida for donations. In exchange for money, Watkins offered advertising in part of a video that will show behind the band at many of its scheduled events. The band will leave for its nineday trip on July 23. Despite the cost, Piper is excited Im so excited to represent Gator Band and UF on the world stage, she said. BAND, from page 1 This is a way to gather information to make sure youre making the right choices in your education.Cynthia Sainacademic adviserMastrodicasa

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 LOCAL TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterThe Gainesville Police Department has been working for the last After a string of artists painted tags on local businesses in midJanuary, GPD Chief Tony Jones assigned a group from the departments gang unit to track and catch department did not have a team In one evening, a group caused about $100,000 worth of damage to public and private property, said Robert Koehler, a GPD specialty They were armed to the teeth GPD has arrested 11 artists, including three members of a group expects the department to make more arrests in the next couple GPD has about 1,000 images of the unit is still looking for leads on Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org.Gainesville Police Department cracking down on graffitiCourtesy to the Alligator

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialTHURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Have you ever been to Satchels Pizza?207 TOTAL VOTES43% YES 57% NOWednesdays question: Are you sad to see XS close?Good Time for BreakBe safe, responsible For many on campus, Friday is the start of a much needed Spring Break. tivity and crazy election nonsense. To top it off, most of us probably had a midterm or four to take. So, while it may sound like we are being annoying like mom and dad, we want to give everyone a few tips for next week. First, we encourage you to have fun, but also to take it easy. Everyone is busy enough during a regular week with classes, part-time jobs and who knows what else, so theres no reason to strain yourself over the break. days open for you time. Catch up on some sleep and relax a little bit. You deserve it. Youve been working hard this semester, right? Second, we encourage you to be safe. If you are traveling, do a little bit of research about the area you are visiting. For instance, if you are going to Cancun or another place like that, you might want to read the news. While parts of Mexico are safe, other areas have witnessed a lot of violence and kidnappings over the past few years. Find out where to go and what to do. You can still be adventurous without being ill-prepared. This, of course, applies to almost any foreign or faraway land you choose to visit. Finally, and most importantly, know your limits. You know what were talking about. If you are inexperienced in dealing with adult beverages, ation, you do not need massive amounts of alcohol to have a good time. In college, most people want to remember what happened during Spring Break. College is a time in your life when you are independent. Because you are not tied to a full-time job, you have the opportunity to travel to places you might not ordinarily get to see. With that in mind, why in the hell would you want that experience mired with blackouts, alcohol poisoning and horrible hangovers? They dont just say this to scare you, but people do take it too far, sometimes giving up their life in the process. It happens, but it never has to be the case. People do stupid, avoidable things. Were all adults. Lets show those who think that were not old enough or we are irresponsible that we can have fun and enjoy ourselves, without involving the police or paramedics. Okay, were done preaching. Be smart. Be safe. But, most importantly, we want you to have fun. Pop open a cold one if youre old enough sit back and relax. Nows your chance. After next week is over, its back to the hustle and bustle of college.I days a week, and I accomplished my goal, for the most part. Spring Break body: check. In perfecting the art of picking heavy things up and putting them down, though, I learned a few things about the fascinating and intimidating building that is the Southwest Recreation Center. Southwest weight room. And unless you were a gym rat in high school, it was a visit most probably characterized by extreme intimidation. As someone who only recently began comment on some of the more fascinating creatures that enter this unique habitat. First, youve got the most pervasive specimen: the bros. Usually seen traveling in packs of two or three, these frat dudes always seem to have mysteriously misplaced their sleeves. Whether theyre wearing matching frat tanks (cute) or just torn shirts, theyre clearly too frat to care. Their established bromance means they often work out together. And by that, I mean they watch each other do repetitions and wait until its their turn. Personally, I dont get it. I feel awkward enough being judged by strangers for how much weight I cant lift, let alone having a friend there to stare at me while I struggle. Then youve got the anxious sorority girls. They are most often spotted grazing near the leg machines or the lightweight dumbbell area. They, like the bros, travel in packs look of sheer terror in their mascaraed eyes as they enter the weight room. While the bros are tolerant, these girls know their natural habitat is the cardio area. Its all I can do not to roll my eyes at the frat guys as they stare the girls up and down as they walk past in their skintight gym clothes. Less frequent but still prevalent are the buff hipsters. A seemingly unexpected combination, they have gotten past the fact that going to the gym is clearly too mainstream. These specimens usually travel alone and can most often be seen wearing offbeat tanks and cut-off jeans or khakis. Sometimes sporting obtrusively large my-music-is-better-than-yours headphones, they understand that standard white earplugs dont deliver the sound quality needed to lift a dumbbell. Then youve got the unnaturally huge do-you-even-gohere? weightlifter types. Often looking like theyve already passed middle age, they have surpassed a level of muscle than can be deemed entirely natural. Not to mention the fact that they have tans that rival those of that weird-orange girl in your class. Often, they are seen wearing black wife beaters and sporting that thick weightlifting belt that supports their back and allows them to lift more weight than any God intended. Uh, because that seems like a good idea Lastly, there are the loners. This mysterious species of gym-goers usually come alone and remain indistinct from the crowd. Bearing standard black gym shorts and a T-shirt, they keep their heads down, discreetly take their drinks from the fountain, quietly observe everyone in between sets and try not to interfere with the intimidating others. Not entirely small, not entirely buff, this group is in that odd inbetween stage where they want to be as big as the others, but in the meantime, want to remain as anonymous as possible. As for myself, well, I guess Im some weird combination of them all sometimes comfortable like the bros, sometimes intimidated like the sorority girls, sometimes indifferent like the hipsters, but always unaccompanied like the loners. So next time youre at the gym, take some time to look, because you never know which animals youre going to see. Garrett Bruno is a political science sophomore at UF. His column appears on Thursdays. Garrett Brunoopinions@alligator.org

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Human compassion vitalIt both touches and pains my heart to see that a 13-yearold girl understands the importance of human dignity and compassion, but some adults dont have a concept of the meaning of advancing the human experience. In Fridays Alligator, an ar ticle was published about the Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival and a experiencing homelessness. As said in the Alligator, She said she wanted to focus her particularly those of children, because she feels they are often overlooked. Some people think save the trees or save the whales, but they dont really think, save the people, she said. We end up with millions of kids that are homeless, and I think that needs to change. Our city, our county, our country and our global community need more people like this girl, Tara-Nicole Azarian. Students have so many oppor tunities to make a difference, whether it be doing hands-on work with the Center for Leadership and Service, learning about the international commitment of the Responsibility to Protect or attending a panel that featured Don Kraus, CEO of Citizens for Global Solutions in Washington, D.C., who made a visit to UF earlier this month to speak to students about what has and needs to be done to truly create global solutions to global problems. If a 13-year-old girl can see the value in save the people, why cant we? We have the education and the resources to do it lets answer the call and do what we can for the world. Roberta Roberts Public Relations senior President and co-founder of Human.I.T.Y.Letter to the EditorLast week, Zoe Beiner wrote a column advising the public to ignore Israeli journalist Amira Hass lecture on Feb. 13 in the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. Beiner clearly didnt get Amira Hass message to with historical fallacies and misinterpretations about the Beiner left the lecture in shock and frustration but failed to recognize Hass frustration at the failed peace talks and continuous violence and injustice in the region. My desire to live in Gaza stemmed neither from adventurism nor from insanity but from that dread of being a bystander, Hass wrote in her book Drinking the Sea at Gaza. She talked about her experiences as an Israeli, Jewish woman living in Gaza and how she had rights that Palestinians lacked. But because Beiner wants to just focus on the facts, lets take a closer look at her arguments. First of all, before 1948, the state of Israel didnt exist and Palestine was a thriving country with an Arab majority. The U.N. proposed a Partition Plan for Palestine in 1947 that would create independent Jewish and Arab states. The Arab League rejected this plan due to the fact that Palestine was a country with an Arab majority. The Arab League argued that creating a Jewish state would violate the rights of Arab Palestinians. Just imagine if one day the government came to your home and decided to partition half of it to a stranger. Would you agree to give up your property? During the lecture, Hass asked, What does it mean to be implicated in a settler colonial society? She answered, or 50 years ago, there was a thriving community that used to live there and is now dispersed, dispossessed, invisible. It is also the awareness that the privileges that I am showered in as a Jew are being denied for my neighbors and friends in Ramallah or Nablus or Nazareth or Gaza. Hass embraced her identity as an Israeli while also recognizing the rights of Palestinians. Her talk ultimately shed some light on those who would like to see real peace and real justice in a land where oppression and occupation are a part of everyday life. Regarding to the Oslo Accords, Beiner decided to express a biased opinion on the pretense of factual infor mation. Its hard to take Beiners column seriously when she called the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) the Palestinian Labor Organization, or when she argues that Jordan participated in the 1973 war. Besides that, on Sept. 13, 1993, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin met in Washington, D.C., and signed the accords in hopes of a peaceful two-state solution in the future. Amira Hass said Israel missed its golden opportunity for peace because, instead of withdrawing settlements in Palestinian territories, Israel continued to colonize the land. ing to negotiate and agree with Israel as opposed to today. This is because Israel didnt follow through with the ian land. Beiner mentioned Arafats rejection of a two-state solution proposal in 2000 and described the Intifada as a wave of terrorism. The proposal was rejected because it was one-sided and didnt fairly distribute the land to Palestine. Read the Oslo Accords for yourself; the PLO has recognized Israel, but there isnt parallel recognition by Israel of a Palestinian state. Also, in September 1995, Israel and the PLO signed the Interim Agreement (known as Oslo II) that states: Neither side shall initiate or take any step that will change the status of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip pending the outcome of the permanent status negotiations. By continuing development of settlements, Israel not only violated the agreement but also signaled to the Palestinians that negotiations are futile. The Second Intifada is a direct result of this policy. Therefore, its not the PLO that should be blamed for objecting the two-state solution. From 1993 to 2000, the number of Israeli settlers doubled. Given that, how could one expect the Palestinians to believe that Israel seriously aspired for a two-state solution? Palestinians started to demonstrate and protest for justice. Israel defense forces killed about 300 Palestinians before any Palestinian suicide bombings against civilians occurred. Please refer to www.btselem.org for exact numbers. Contrary to Beiners accusation, Hass didnt justify any type of violence in her lecture and consistently opposed any arms. She did however say that nonviolent resistance is the best way to overcome oppression and correlated the rica. To those who argue that Israel is a democracy, its only a democracy for the Jewish inhabitants of the land. Israel controls the territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. In this territory millions of Palestinians have no civil rights. In the West Bank, only the Jews can elect the power that controls the country. Only the Jews are free to move back is allocated disproportionately based on ethnic criteria. There are Israeli only streets that would lead Palestinians to be imprisoned if found on them. These elements made many argue for similarities between the South African apartheid and Israeli system of control. Even the Arab minority living within Israel is treated as second-class citizens. The last point Ill discuss is the separation wall or security fence. While I do agree that the wall has reduced the amount of attacks, it also serves another purpose. Hass described the wall as an annexation wall. Hass said, More than 30 percent of Jerusalems Palestinian of Jewish settlers. If you take a look at the map of IsraelPalestine on Israeli human rights organization, Bt Selem (www.btselem.org/separation_barrier/map), youll see that the wall doesnt follow the green line. Its placed in strategic locations that cut off large portions of Palestinian land, which results in Israeli annexation of the land and new settlement building. All in all, Hass came to UF in order to provide a difconstantly hear the one-sided arguments in the media about Palestinians being terrorists and unwilling to accept Israel. The fact, is Israel is unwilling to accept Palestine as a state. Palestinians have lived under Israeli occupation U.N., and theres no room to say, Israel needs to be removed. What we can say is Israel needs to restore the human rights of Palestinians, remove the separation wall along with the checkpoints and allow Palestinians the right to return to their homes and give reparations to the displaced refugees. Ideally, Id love to see a thriving Israel alongside a thriving Palestine. Were all humans, and we deserve to be treated as such. Hass taught me that theres still hope for peace, but only with real justice. Mohammad Tina is a food science and human nutrition senior and the president of Students for Justice in Palestine at UF.Guest columnMohammed TinaSpeaking Out

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theA v enue THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Alexander McQueens posthumous collection shown at LFW: London Fashion Week honored McQueen and his new fashion line, McQ. Read about the shows dramatic details on page 10. Bonnaroo 2012 is coming this June: Prepare yourself for what to expect from this years Bonnaroo music festival/shenanigans on page 12. Who took home an Oscar this past Sunday? Check out page 9 for all the details. DANA BURKE and LISA RUDERMANDespite being around for decades, one trend that will never go out of style is the braid. With a simple twist of the hair, a complicated look can be achieved. While youre out in the blistering sun this Spring Break season, try a fancy, intertwined hairdo that will keep your hair out of your face (for optimal skin tanning exposure, obviously) without you looking like a hot mess. Even if you dont pair these lovely looks for locks with a bathing suit, these hair styles are ready to rage no matter what Spring Break has in store. Like a dream within a dream, the inception braid is the braid within a braid that will leave people on a cliffhanger wondering how you did it. Although it looks elaborate, this easy-to-do mane sensation will create the illusion that youre a braiding expert with more tricks up your sleeve than Leonardo DiCaprio.Step one: Break your hair into three sections, as with a normal braid. (If you didnt play with dolls as a kid and dont know how to braid, heres a quick how-to: separate hair into three sections and alternate wrapping outside sections under towards the center, swapping with the middle section. Alter nate sides and repeat until you run out of hair. Secure with a hair tie.)Step two: Braid one of the three sections as a normal three-strand braid. Secure with a small hair band.Step three: Continue with the whole braid as usual, with one of the three sections pre-braided from step two. Secure with a hair tie. looks like an intricate basket weave connected down the cenhence the name. After countless hours of activity, this braid still looks adorable when its all messed up, perfect for UF spring breakers who are known to get a little wild.Step one: Separate the hair into two sections, as opposed to the normal three.Step two: Grab a strand of hair from the back of one section and bring it around the outside to the front, and over to the other section. Step three: Repeat from the other section, wrapping a piece of hair from the back to the front, across to the other section of hair. Step four: Repeat down hair. Secure with a hair tie. For a messy effect from the start, pull outward on the braid at the top after securing to give more volume. Also known as a cascade braid, the waterfall braid is both unique and feminine, and one of the newest trends to try on your tresses. Using the same technique as a French braid, this style sweeps across the back of the head leaving little pieces of hair with a falling look. Step one: Begin with a small, standard three-strand braid at the desired position of the braid. (This is typically on one side of the crown, left or right. If you have bangs, leave them down and start the braid where longer strands begin.)Step two: After a few interlacing patterns, drop the bottom strand to create the waterfall effect.Step three: Grab hair in the desired direction of the braid, moving across the crown of the head after every two braiding patterns, similar to a French braid. Continue to drop the bottom piece after two weaves, which is made up for by grabbing the hair at the top.Step four: strands and continue the braid as normal. Secure with a hair band or a pretty clip for a decorative touch.Fifth Avenue Fashion: Beach-ready braids fashionThe double rainbows got nothing on this double Incep tion braid. Project this one on yourself! Dana Burke / Alligator Practice your braiding technique on a willing friend over spring break! The Inception Braid The Fishtail Braid The Waterfall Braid

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MICHELLE PROVENZANOAvenue Writer ALLIGATOR9Photo courtesy the New Zealand HeraldConchord Bret McKenzie arrives at the Oscars ready to have some fun and take home an award. KAY BEAAvenue ColumnistT dating

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10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 NATALIA SIEUKARANAvenue WriterLondon Fashion Week recently showcased the industrys most iconic brands, including the debut of Alexander McQueens sister line, McQ. As great as it was, it ultimately reminded us, yet again, that one of the best designers of all time is no longer here. Lee Alexander McQueen was the heart and soul of UK fashion. His signature dark theatrical designs were risque and often challenged other modern designers aesthetics so much that it was almost anar chic. His collections were some of the most controversial, yet highly coveted, looks. At 16, the designer dropped out of school for a tailoring apprenticeship with Savile Row tailors Anderson & Shepherd. The small tailoring company provided the young McQueen with the knowledge and skills to construct clothes. During his time there, he became known for his antics, of multiple suits for the King-to-be of England, Prince Charles. The acts dubbed him the rebel of Savile Row. After that, at the age of 20, McQueen was hired by fellow Savile Row-trained tailor, Koji Tatsuno. A year later, he was Milan-bound for the position as Romeo Giglis design assistant. Even though he was getting a lot of hands-on experience that most rookie designers would sell their arms for, when he moved back to London, McQueen eventually enrolled in Central Saint Martins College of Art and Designs Masters Program in Fashion Design. His claim to fame was his graduation collection being bought by the late Isabella Blow, an eccentric designer. In 1994, he started the Alexander McQueen label and, as they say, the rest was fashion history. One of the early highlights of his newly formed brand was the 1995 collection titled Highland Rape. Many thought this title suggested McQueen was a misogynist, when in reality it was symbolic of Englands rape on his home country, Scotland. A couple of years later, he landed a gig replacing John Galliano as head designer ure consisted of him dismissing the labels founder Hubert de Givenchy as irrelevant, double amputee model Aimee Mullins for a show. He eventually garnered the name LEnfant Terrible, the terrible child, for fashion, and he indeed was. McQueen just couldnt shake off the rebellious streak from his Savile days. As the years went on, the theatrical designer began to be seen as less terrible and more of a genius in the public eye. His friends and clients included the Icelandic singer Bjrk and Lady Gaga, whose Bad Romance single played during his spring 2010 collection, along with many others. Two years ago, the designer took his own life and was pronounced dead on Feb. 11, 2010, one week after his mother, who was his best friend, passed away. Later that day in New York, the McQ collection was supposed to show, but it was canceled. When looking back at the last collection before his death, the eerie, death-like motifs found in the designs become more apparent. Since then, his assistant, Sarah Burton, has taken over as head creative director and has done the brand justice with design stints like designing Kate Middletons wedding dress for the royal wedding. Her spot was sealed last year in Paris for the ready-to-wear spring collection that featured a mystical, aquatic collection that showed aspects of McQueens aesthetic style including the lace masks, the impeccable tailoring and the drama. The styles of the assistant and the late designer were so similar that it was as if McQueen hadnt died. Editor-in-chief of French Vogue, Emmanuelle Alt, bowed to Burton, literally. This past Feb. 11 marked the second anniversary of the designers death and a month of falls ready-to-wear 2012 collections in New York, London, Milan and Paris, respectively. London Fashion Week was Feb. 17 to 22, which was six days of some of fashions greatest names presenting their highly anticipated collections. The most anticipated was the 8 p.m. show sentation. walk, but it was a collection that was supposed to premier two years ago. The event was highly anticipated and was special since fans had the opportunity to stream the show live on Facebook. This was fashion history and it allowed all fans to witness the majestic event. Twitfans alike who were all excited to see what Sarah Burton had come up with. The McQ 2012 ready-to-wear collection was true to McQueen. The brand is aimed toward a younger audience and features both menswear and womens clothing. Burton kept classic pieces such as military trench coats, well-tailored leather ensembles and Scottish plaid dresses with mesh on top and plenty of drama. In addition, the new designs featured leaf motifs emblazoned onto to the velvet ers subdued by dark tulle. The mens ensembles were sharp and clean with long trench coats thrown over. The show had a dark eerie ambiance, and the theatrics were there as shown by and the trees that surrounded it. The ambience was felt at the event and was even detectable through Facebooks streaming. The ending was majestic, as model Kristen McMenamy walked out in a beautiful, long white tulle gown. When she turned, she grabbed a rope that lead back into an illuminated runway back that featured a cabin. Just when you think that the show is writing that says Core Cabin and catchy dance music that puts dubstep to shame comes on, something that McQueen himself would have done. It seems like the fashion world was put at ease for the future of McQ, as its debut set a precedence for more upcoming collections that will be just as great. More importantly, it made sure to hold onto what McQueen himself believed in. We still get to keep pieces of the designer as he becomes immortalized through the brands designs. Long live McQueen.Alexander McQueen honored at London Fashion Week

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 11 MICHAEL NEWMANAvenue Writer Take a listen to Walk the Moons newest EP Anna Sun music

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ERICA A. HERNANDEZAvenue WriterT ALLIGATOR Photo courtesy of BonnarooGet ready for the whimsy that is Bonnaroo; its a time to enjoy good music with good friends. Photo courtesy of Bonnaroo2011s Bonnaroo festival marked its 10th anniversary, and the arch donned a giant feathered hat to celebrate. Bonnaroo music festival brings the heat ... and the sweat music Photo courtesy of BonnarooAudiences can get pretty crowded take health and safety precautions, festival friends. This sounds corny, but its an escape from reality. Its four days of awesome music and great friends.Allison CowettUF freshman

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ALLIGATOR SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-25-12-72-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-25-12-72-11 CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-25-72-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 4-25-1272-12 I Buy Cars & Trucks Call Anytime 352-443-11003-13-12-20-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $500 AND UP! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES BRING W2 AND DRIVE HOME TODAY! OVER 150 VEHICLES IN STOCK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS, & VANS! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 BUY FOR BLOWOUT PRICES & SAVE BIG!!!! VEHICLES STARTING $500!! PRICES NEGOTIABLE!!! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 94 FORD TAURUS $900 98 DODGE AVENGER $1500 96 CADILLAC DEVILLE $1700 98 GRAND AM $1999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 97 FORD EXPLORER $1700 96 TOYOTA CAMRY $1999 97 MITS MIRAGE $2500 98 NISSAN ALTIMA $2500 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 01 DODGE NEON $1999 98 CHEVY VENTURE $2999 95 CHEVY BLAZER $2999 98 DODGE DURANGO $4999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 99 ACURA INTEGRA $2999 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 02 KIA RIO $3500 00 HONDA ACCORD $3999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 SUN RISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVs, & VANS 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 SUN RISE AUTO SALES BRING W2 AND DRIVE HOME TODAY! 30 DAY WARRANTY! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 01 NISSAN ALTIMA $6999 04 NISSAN SENTRA $6999 02 TOYOTA CAMRY $6999 04 CHEVY ASTRO $6999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 04 HONDA ACCORD $7999 04 CHEVY IMPALA $7999 02 HONDA ODYSSEY $7999 01 TOYOTA SOLARA $7999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 05 DODGE DURANGO $9999 05 FORD F150 $10,999 06 SATURN ION $11,999 07 FORD MUSTANG $12,999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-25-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-25-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.com VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 3-12-12-74-13 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. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-12-72-14

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16, ALLIGATOR Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-25-1272-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2512-72-14 Summer Jobs $2400 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 11 Aug 4. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. www.floridaelks.org/feyc/index.aspx 4-25-12-72-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 4-25-12-57-14 Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida is conducting a research study for women 20-40 yo on birth control pills. Compensation given. For details call Bonnie Coats at 273-9014 3-19-30-14 We have the following full and part time positions: Tech Support Rep Software Developer Linux Administrator Admin Asst ACT/SAT Coordinator Video Tech Aviation Sales Accounting Editor Please complete an online application at www.gleim.com/employment. 3-2-12-1514 Sales Asst/Customer Svc RepApply in person at Tomlinson Motor Company, 3580 N Main St $10/hr, part time 15-20 hrs/wk flexible. 3-15-12-16-14 SOLUTIONS BRIDAL DESIGNER HOUSE Part-time Stylist Position Call 352-367-0070 for details E-mail resume in .pdf format to cherish@solutionsbridal.com 3-2-7-14 LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT Servers wanted, Experience required. Apply in person between 1:30 pm and 6 pm at 7038 NW 10th place near I-75 and Newberry Rd or 9513 NW 39th Ave & I-75 3-1-12-10-14 Oak Hall School is seeking energetic, creative, and enthusiastic individuals with a love for children to staff its summer day camp program. Positions in the camp are available in our Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and our elementary school age day camps offered at Oak Hall. A total of 8 FT and PT counselor positions plus 2 FT Head Counselor positions are available for the summer. Individuals for the day camp should be available to work daily from June 11-July 27. Interested applicants should submit a resume to Maggie Martin via e-mail at mmartin@oakhall.org by March 16th. Interview information regarding group interview on March 17th will be sent out upon receipt. 3-16-12-15-14 !!ATTN SMOKERS!! You're needed to participate in a study conducted by the UF Smoking Lab assessing effects of exercise on cravings, withdrawal, and/or smoking. Compensation provided!! Call 336-406-3706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com 3-23-1914 Piano accompanist to play song for worship services as well as accompanying choir. Wednesday Choir rehearsal attendance is mandatory as well as Sunday morning worship. Email pastorharry@celebrationgnv.org 3-1-12-7-14 Web Programmer wanted for Gainesville web design company. ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, HTML, XML experience required. Email resume to hr@352media.com. 3-2012-14-14 ATTORNEY WITH MINIMUM TWO YEARS EXPERIENCE IN ESTATE PLANNING & BUSINESS LAW wanted for prestigious Sarasota law firm. Please send resume to sarasotalaw@yahoo.com 4-11-12-30-14 SUMMER JOBS: Recreation Camp Counselors/Supervisors for summer recreation program 6/11/12-8/03/12 for children ages 5-14. WSI/Lifeguard and Maintenance Aides (5/12-9/12). Exp desirable. City of Plantation (west of Ft Lauderdale) 400 NW 73 Ave, Plantation, FL 33317 or www.plantation.org to download application 3-2-12-6-14. Leasing Agent FTFriendly, energetic person. Exp. preferred. 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Applicants must be dependable, honest, personable & self-motivated. Must apply in person, no phone calls. $7.31-$10/hour plus incentives. www.GainesvilleSleepCenter.com 3-14-125-14 PHONE REPS NEEDED ASAPFlexible Shifts, Must be Articulate and Reliable 371-5888 X111 or 6020 NW 4th Pl, Ste G 3-30-17-14 Quality child caring center is looking for dedi cated people who love working with children. FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA in education. Benefits available with FT. Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 3-21-12-10-14 IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-25-72-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. 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WHY PAY MORE? www.sunshinestateinsurance.com Trusted Choice Agency 352-371-9696 3-23-12-20-15 I setup home based franchises that sell upper end nutritional products and there is significant income potential. Give me 20 min of your time to go over options with you. www.drjbgraham.myqivana.com or (855) 4-QIVANA 3-2-5-15 Your roommate hasnt done the dishes in How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love GOOD EARTH GUIDE DOGS-NEWBERRY Change a life. Dogs available. Interns needed. 352-222-5912 3-14-10-20 WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKETEvery Sat & Sun Hwy 30115 min from Gainesville 468-2255 4-25-72-21 Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 4-25-12-72-21 SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTSOpen To Public We-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 5-17-12-67-21 World Traveler wanted. 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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators Pro DayUF will be holding its annual Pro Day on March 13 Womens hoops receives recognition hes not afraid to go to his bench and use all the players on the roster this season. See story, page 18. JOHN BOOTHE By the time John Jenkins hit his game-high sixth 3-pointer, Brad Beal was willing to place the Vanderbilt guard in the same breath as his favorite NBA player. Hes like Ray Allen, Beal said. Hes always coming off another screen, and another screen shooter and he got hot. Led by Jenkins 22 points, the Commodores shot 50 percent behind the arc Tuesday night at Memorial Gym and pulled away from the Gators late for a 77-67 win. While the season-high 12 triples Florida allowed came at the hands of the Southeastern Confer ences 3-point percentage leaders, Beal said some of the open looks and defensive breakdowns Vanderbilt enjoyed against UF were inexcusable. There was just stupidity, he said. Sometimes we were too caught up on the ball instead of fery) Taylor and guys were just knocking down threes. That was just our lack of awareness. You have to be aware on the court and know where the guys are. The Commodores, who shot 10.2 percentage points above their previous season average, were just the latest SEC team to take advantage of Florida from the 3-point line. In the Gators previous 14 games, 11 other league opponents have bested their usual 3-point percentage against UFs defense. The hot shooting nights have combined to drop Floridas 3-point percentage defense to 35.6 for the season, which is 11th in the SEC. were doing, said Taylor, who hit 4 of 8 from three. We were quick, we were moving around fast, getting into the guys that we needed to cover and everybody just worked together. Though slowing down another teams 3-point shooting relies heavily on its quality of shooter and frequency of attempts, Vanderbilts success around the perimeter looked hauntingly similar to what Kentucky was able to accomplish against Florida more than two weeks earlier. The Wildcats shot a seasonhigh 60 percent on 9-of-15 shooting from deep in their 20-point win on Feb. 7. Kentucky hit three straight 3-pointers to close a frenetically Billy Donovan attributed the easy looks to missed assignments in transition. He would echo the sentiment after the Gators struggled to switch from their full-court press to both zone and man-to-man defense against the Commodores. It was my fault for trying to change defenses, Donovan said. We got caught changing up in transition a few times, and Taylor and Jenkins torched us. Florida gave up double-digit 3-pointers for just the second time this season, with the only other instance coming in late December on an 11-of-21 shooting effort by Yale. The Gators, on the other hand, have hit more than 10 threes in 19 of their 30 games and are the only team still ranked in the AP Top 25 besides Michigan to take more than 41 percent of its shots from 3-point range, according to KenPom.com. The Gators have goal attempts from beyond the the NCAA and is 11.5 percentage points higher than the national average. Down the stretch, Donovan grew disappointed with his teams shot selection as Florida used nine shots on 3-pointers in a just more than four-minute span starting at the 9:32 mark. Though the Gators made three, the Commodores still outscored Florida 14-9 during the stretch. We did a pretty solid job of either contesting the shots or taking them away [Tuesday], Taylor said. Thats pretty much why we won. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org.AP PhotoFlorida freshman Brad Beal (23) said a series of mistakes and a lack of awareness allowed Vanderbilt to exploit the Gators defense for a season-high 12 made 3-pointers on Tuesday night. Gators 3-point defense not showing up for critical games JOE MORGAN The Gators postseason forecast remains unclear, so theyre not planning too far ahead. With the Southeastern Conference Tour nament kicking off today, Florida has been round opponent: Auburn. Forget the NCAA Tournament. Forget a potential second-round matchup against SEC Champion No. 10 Kentucky. Even after defeating the Tigers 70-56 on Feb. 9, the Gators remain centered on todays game at 1 p.m. in Nashville, Tenn., because history requires them to do so. Florida is 1-7 against Auburn in postseason play, including a 52-47 loss in the 1997 SEC Tournament Final. UF has reached the championship game just one other time. The Gators have not defeated the Tigers in the SEC Tournament since 1994, when UF coach Amanda Butler was wearing a Florida uniform and playing the point. The only thing that, right now, were talking about is Auburn, Butler said. Theres not any reason) run because weve got to play one game and weve got to beat Auburn. The Gators have simpligetting past the Tigers, but its hard to ignore what would come next should UF win today. If Florida defeats Auburn, Kentucky will be waiting in the second round. The Gators have played the Wildcats twice this season, losing both games by a combined eight points. And even redshirt senior guard Jordan Jones eyes have wandered to the next section of the bracket. Obviously, both close losses two games that we really looked back on and thought we couldve had, Jones said. With those close with the No. 1 team in our conference. Floridas losses to Kentucky accounted for Florida concentrating solely on Auburn, SEC TournamentChance at NCAA Tourney berth on the line Sometimes we were too caught up on the ball You have to be aware on the guys are.Brad BealUF guardButler SEE W-HOOPS, PA GE 20

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UF PLAYS EASTERN MICHIGAN TODAY AT 6 P.M. IN GAINESVILLE. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer Tim Walton said its possible to win without depth. The Gators will just take his word for it. With an extensive and deep bench, Walton is not afraid to bring in substitutes if it means helping his team win. Through 14 games, Walton has batted every player on his roster at least once, and the trend looks to continue Thursday night at 6 when UF plays Eastern Michigan. Theres not a whole lot of separation between our worst hitter and our best hitter, Walton said. So youre going to see a good mix this weekend, and you know, ultimately, thats the hard part. When youre recruiting, you tell kids this, this and this, and to be honest with them, they have to perform. In the No. 3 Gators trip last weekend to Palm Springs, Calif., for the Cathedral City Classic, junior Ensley Gammel was one of several players to come off the bench. She belted two homers, knocking in three runs to help Florida notch four wins Its great, Gammel said. Everyone gets to play. Having softball team. Waltons constant changes tions have not only gained popularity with the bench players, but also the regular starters. Sophomore Hannah Rogers, who now has two up-andcoming freshmen pitchers behind her in Lauren Haeger and Alyssa Bache, said she is all for having fresh legs give the starters a break. Everyone on our team is just as good as one another, Rogers said. So I feel like just being able to give them more playing time will help them in the season. If someone was to get hurt, [it would] help them know the game, the players and teams throughout the season. Sophomore shortstop Cheyenne Coyle said she shares Rogers opinion. Everyone on this team works really, really hard, Coyle said. On a lot of teams, people work hard and never get a shot to show themselves. I think its different on this team and its great, especially when a player can come off the bench and get a home run or a hit. It shows that everybody, that if you work hard, they can get a chance to prove themselves. From the beginning of the season, Walton expressed that permanency does not exist in his teams lineup. He has relied mostly on the veteran Gammel when going to a player on the bench but has proven that anyone, at any time, can enter the game. Briana Little, one of seven freshmen, has already played in six of Floridas 14 games. The time despite Walton already having a more experienced former Southeastern Confer ence All-Freshman team member Kelsey Horton and AllAmerican Michelle Moultrie. Even freshman Bailey Castro recorded an at-bat this year despite hobbling to the plate, still recovering from a broken foot. If we have players that are just beating down the walls with their swings, it would be a lot easier to play them a lot more consistently, Walton said. I think thats the only thing Im looking for right now, is tryBRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer Brian Johnson was 1,254 miles from Gainesville, playing in the Cape Cod League, when he began to feel some discomfort in his shoulder. Floridas junior left-handed starting pitcher immediately knew who to call. He got in touch with Paul Chandler, Florida baseballs strength and conditioning coordinator, and discussed his training regimen in South Yar mouth, Mass. The two decided that there was just one factor missing. We found a nearby pool and after a couple of times of getting back in, his arm went right back down to how it normally feels, Chandler said. The request for a pool was all part of a training method that has become commonplace at Florida. For 11 years, Chandler was a competitive swimmer, and he decided the pool could be a good place to train his pitchers. Chandler was looking for a way to make strength in each shoulder when he discussed with Gators coach Kevin OSullivan reverting to his competitive background for a possible unconventional advantage. The result was a program that puts UF hurlers in the OConnell Center pool two days per week during the offseason and once per week during the season. Workouts are 20-30 minutes long and include freestyle and backstroke drills. Its a different form of exercise lengthens the muscle in the shoulder, OSullivan said. Its something that was fun and weve seen our pitchers recover quicker. Its been a Chandler named the workouts the Pitchers Velocity Conditioning program and believes it is the only plan of its kind in college baseball. He said the program validates itself in results. the arm and allows pitchers to maintain the later in games when their counts reach upwards of 70. Its helped tremendously, junior starting pitcher Hudson Randall said. Its just resistance, just like you do your bands or weights as a pitcher ... but in water its resistance all the time. It really stretches you out, works muscles you really dont notice working out with weights. Maybe the biggest area where the pool son is in the adjustments made by sophomore right-hander Jonathon Crawford. After a very limited 2011, Crawford dropped his arm slot in his pitching motion this year and the result has been more strikes and better control. In some cases an armslot change can cause inChandler credits the pool exercises with that not being the case at UF. Theyve got so much balance with their shoulder and so much more feel for their arm, the arm slot change happens and then you said. Chandler has said that his pitchers love the PVC program, and OSullivan sees nothing negative about the approach. However, for players who have spent their entire lives around the diamond, a weekly trip to the natatorium can bring about some humor. I dont wanna call anybody out, but (freshman pitcher) Ryan Harris doesnt look too good in the water, Randall said. 18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFlorida junior starting pitcher Hudson Randall said he enjoys strength coach Paul Chandlers pool exercises, adding that the resistance has helped him tremendously. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFlorida junior Ensley Gammel said the third-ranked Gators are enjoying coach Tim Waltons approach to using the entire roster. Parity on roster helping No. 1 GatorsChandler When youre recruiting, you tell kids this, this and this, and to be honest with them, they have to perform.Tim WaltonUF coach

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JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Writer in that her and the rest of the Florida players, coaches praise defense for scoring outburst UF BEAT FSU 7-0 ON WEDNESDAY. THE TEAM OPENS SEC PLAY THIS WEEKEND. ELI MARGERAlligator Writer land Thornqvist said he has seen the Gators feel prepared for the ALLIGATORBrett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFlorida senior Joanna Mather, who has fallen from No. 4 to No. 18 in the individual rankings, beat FSUs Mia Vriens in straight sets Wednesday. Gators secure 99th consecutive home win in sweep of NolesOLeary Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffAfter giving up two easy goals at UNC, junior defender Sam Farrell said the Gators have made defensive adjustments in an effort to improve transition play.

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20, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 Gators tout strong rankings in RPI and strength of scheduletwo of the teams 12 games decided by six points or fewer this season. UF is just 3-9 in those contests, snapping a four-game slide when it topped No. 16 Georgia 61-57 on Feb. 19 in the OConnell Center. However, Floridas struggles in close games have not dashed its NCAA Tournament hopes. The Gators currently rank 37th in RPI and 11th in strength of schedule. ESPNs Charlie Creme has UF projected as a No. 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament in his latest Bracketology, but he lists Florida as a team trending downward. In order to reverse their fortunes and clinch an NCAA Tournament 2008-09 campaign, the Gators will need to do some damage this weekend. However, Florida does not have a history of making waves in the SEC Tournament under Butler, posting just a 2-4 record and never four years. The past success or the past lack of success or failures, those dont have anything to do with whats going to happen next, Butler said. We all can determine our own fates at this point and thats what weve got to be focused on is the present moment. Right now, the Gators are preparing to face the Tigers. Florida will ready for its next challenge when its appropriate, Butler said. Were not scared of anyone or backing down from anyone, Jones whoever waits, were ready for them. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. W-HOOPS, from page 17 2012 SEC Womens Basketball Tournament Bracket March 1-4 Bridgestone Arena (17,576) Nashville, Tenn. Shawn Janetzke / Alligator Staff



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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 112 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida 94 /84 Gators begin SEC Tournament:Floridas womens basketball team kicks off the SEC Tournament today against Auburn, pg. 17. Panelists rally students to re-elect ObamaChief strategist David Axelrod spoke at the Rion Ballroom, pg 3. Eleven artists have been arrested so far, pg 5. Bonnaroo 2012 is coming soon. Read page 12 for this years line-up. soon. Read page 12 for this years line-up. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 15 SPORTS 17Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffPolitical PlansDavid Axelrod, former adviser to President Obama and the communications director for his 2012 re-election campaign, discusses past actions and future plans for the Obama administration Wednesday evening in the Rion Ballroom. Read the story on page 3. TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterGainesville police arrested two UF students on charges of rape Tuesday. Joshua G. Rupp, 22, and Neil S. Williams, 21, assaulted a passedout woman at her 2nd Avenue Centre apartment on Jan. 10, according to police. The two met the victim at 101 Cantina, GPD spokeswoman Cpl. Angelina Valuri said. The woman was too drunk during the assault to resist, according to police. She does not remember the incident, and her name was not released. Police arrested Williams around 3 p.m. Tuesday and Rupp at 5:17 Rupp both had sex with the woman on Jan. 10. Both men are former members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Rupp dissociated from the organization last summer, and Williams left in the fall, fraternity President Ethan McMahon said. He said they Neither one was spending much time with the fraternity before dropping out from the group, so it made sense to stop paying dues. with us at all, McMahon said. I havent talked to either one of them for a while. Rupp is a UF information systems senior. Williams is a UF sociology junior. Rupp did not return a call from the Alligator seeking comment Wednesday. A phone number listed for Williams on the arrest report was disconnected. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org.Two UF students charged with rape OWNER ESTIMATES REPAIRS WILL COST $25,000 TO $40,000. ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff Writer Satchels Pizza, owner Satchel Raye said hes hopeful about rebuilding. He guessed Tuesday night the restaurant would be closed for about six weeks. I feel better today, he said on Wednesday afternoon. Looking at it today and all the help we had come in here, Id say a month. Tomorrow I could feel different. night forced the evacuation of 25 customers. Raye said heat from the ovens dried out the wooden studs in the corner of the kitchen. started burning inside the wall in the space between the bricks and the outside wall. Gainesville Fire Rescue was able to stop The kitchen, including the ovens and a day-old air conditioning unit, is ruined. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Contributing WriterThe Fightin Gator Marching Band is seeking donations to help fund its trip to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Jay Watkins, director of the marching band, recently penned a letter to Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe asking for donations. Its a huge honor just to get asked, Watkins said. Now trying to make it happen is the nuts and bolts of whats kicking us in the teeth. The trip will cost a total of $1.3 million, he said. Without any outside funds, he said, each member would have to pay $4,000. Two hundred band members have already paid deposits for the trip, said drum major Sarah Piper, 21, but many are struggling with the steep cost. People I know are working to make that money, the elementary education senior said. Im one of eight alumni in Gator Band Marching band seeking money for Olympics tripSEE FIRE, PAGE 4 SEE BAND, PAGE 4Rupp The trip will cost a total of $1.3 million

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News Today Subscription Rates: One Semester (Fall or Spring) $18 Summer Semester $10 Two Semesters (Fall or Spring) $35 Full Year (All Semesters) $40The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 106 ISSUE 112 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HHAPPENING?Queer People of Color Today, 11:45 a.m. Institute of Black Culture, 1510 W University Ave. This is an open forum discussing the issues of queer people of color. The discussion will provide a safe place 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. StartupBus Today to March 11 StartupBus is a competition, hackathon and road trip. Participants create start-up businesses en route from Tampa to SXSW in Austin and pitch their ideas to a panel of experts. Participants depart March 6, attend semifinals in San Antonio and arrive in Austin on March 9. The grand finale will take place at SXSWs Startup Village on March 11. To sign up, go to subtampabay.wufoo.com/ forms/interested/ Rethinking the Age of King Arthur March 13, 6 p.m. UF Smathers Library, 1A British historian Guy Halsall will give a public lecture examining the historical roots of King Arthur. SHPEs Eighth Annual Goals for Tomorrow Soccer Tournament March 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flavet Field Come to the Goals for Tomorrow Soccer Tournament and support the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers as they host the largest soccer tournament on campus. Show off your skills and win a replica of the FIFA World Cup Trophy. Food and entertainment will be provided, and the event will feature DJs Eklaa Duo. Real Madrid merchandise will be raffled off. All proceeds will go to the GFT Scholarship Fund. For details and registration go to GFT2012.com and like our Facebook page. Sign up soon to reserve your teams space. Giddy Up Gators 5K March 24, 8 a.m. Flavet Field The Student Occupational Therapy Association will host its annual 5K run and walk to raise money for the organization HOrses helping PEople (HOPE). HOPE is a nonprofit organization that utilizes equine assistant therapy to help enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities. Register online at bit.ly/ seat being vacated by retiring Sen. James Webb, a Democrat. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMarine credits karma for $2.9 million jackpotLAS VEGAS Marine Cpl. Alexander Degenhardt is crediting karma for landing a $2.9 million progressive slot jackpot in Las Vegas. Degenhardt was accepted as a bone marrow donor to an anonymous patient only a couple of days before hitting the jackpot Sunday at the Bellagio, the Las Vegas Sun reported. They asked me if I was sure I wanted to go through with it because its kind of painful, but whats a little pain if it will save someones life? Degenhardt said. I look at this jackpot as kind of good karma for that. Degenhardt, 26, said he plans to continue his career with the Marines and go through with the bone marrow donation, which is expected to occur in the next six months after extensive testing. He and several fellow Mafrom Washington, D.C., where hes stationed, for a week of training at Nellis Air Force Base. He said he decided to kill a couple of hours before the reslot, which takes bets from 40 cents to $2, at the Bellagio. He landed the jackpot about 10 minutes later. $100 real quick, he said. I was overwhelmed and in shock. Its something you always want to happen, but when it does happen you dont believe it. Degenhardt, who will receive about $100,000 a year over help his pregnant sister and his mother catch up on bills. He decided to buy some clothes after the jackpot at a thrift store, where he buys all of his clothes. He said he wont part with his car that has rolled up some 250,000 miles, either. I plan to keep driving it until I cant anymore, he told the Sun. No sense in wasting money. Im really pretty thrifty. The Bally Technologies Money Vault slot machine at the Bellagio is linked with casinos across Nevada. It was the second largest jackpot ever for Bally, which makes the machines and pays out the jackpots. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GiddyUp5K by March 9 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. More information on Facebook: Giddy Up Gators 5K. 5K to HEAL March 25, 8:30 a.m. Park-N-ride lot across from Southwest Recreation Center Put your New Years resolutions to the test in this 5K fundraiser to benefit the VetMed chapter of Project HEAL. Register in advance online at www.active.com for $15 or register on race day for $20. Walkers are welcome. Health Expo March 27, 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reitz Union Colonnade Come and get your personal health inventory at our Health Expo. Learn how to stay healthy while being a student. Sponsored by Baby Isaac and Campus Advent. Online at:babyisaac.org Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to emorrow@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.INTEINTERNATINATIONANALHank the cat in Virginia sets sights on US SenateSPRINGFIELD, Va. A new U.S. Senate candidate in Virginia wears a tie, has a campaign website and even launched an ad. One big difference? He has a thick coat of fur. Hank the cat has thrown his paw into the race, running to mock the political status quo. The cats owner, Anthony Roberts, says he and his partner set up the campaign as an inside joke. But the campaigns website has crashed after a recent spate of publicity. Hanks campaign posters show the Maine Coon gazing upward, wearing a tie. An ad says Hank, a moderate, will work to make sure America stays the greatest land of all. Hank is running for the PARTLY CLOUDY 83/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 82/62 THUNDER STORMS 83/59 THUNDER STORMS 66/41 SUNNY 68/42 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 CITY ELEcCTIONS ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterVoter turnout in the city runoff election Tuesday was at a typical low, attracting about 14 percent of the 72,176 registered voters. Judging from precinct turnout, the number of UF students who voted in the runoff was modest as well, said Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter. It is impossible to generate the exact number of UF students who vote in city elections, Carpenter said, because voters are not asked to identify themselves as students on their voter registration application. makeup of the neighborhoods around campus, and it uses that knowledge to estimate student voter turnout. Students who live on campus vote at the Reitz Union. Out of 4,131 registered voters, 48 people voted at that location in the runoff. The Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art had a combined turnout of 365 voters out of about 8,878 registered voters. Residents who live in apartment complexes bordering Archer Road, like The Estates and Oxford Manor, voted at The Phillips Center and the Harn. Residents who live along University Avenue east of 34th Street voted at Campus Church of Christ. Out of 829 registered voters, 189 people voted in the runoff. Stephen Smith, a 21-year-old political science senior, said hes not the least bit surprised by student voter turnout. Its expected, especially in a runoff he said. Voting involves some effort to get to know the candidates, and students just dont want to put in that effort. Some of UFs political organizations tried to inform students and encourage them to vote, Smith said. Both the UF College Democrats and UF College Republicans worked during the regular city election and the runoff to inform students about candidates and get them out to the polls. UF College Democrats held a campaign during regular elections, Vote 100, in an effort to get 100 students to commit to voting in the citywide election. The organization got about 150 to vote in the regular election on Jan. 31. According to Erin Murphy, president of UF College Democrats, the campaign stemmed from the citys mayoral race in 2010 in which Mayor Craig Lowe won by 42 votes. One hundred students can determine a race, the 21-year-old environmental science senior said. Students need to realize that. Contact Adrianna Paidas at apaidas@alligator.org.Student voter turnout low in city runoff AXELROD DISCUSSED OBAMAS PLANS FOR EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE. TOVA MILLERAlligator Contributing WriterThe chief strategist of President Barack Obamas re-election campaign and the chair man of the Florida Democratic Party encouraged students to re-elect the president at a rally Wednesday night. At the Greater Together Youth Summit, strategist David Axelrod, party Chairman Rod Smith and a panel of speakers rallied students to vote. UF College Democrats President Erin Murphy also sat on the panel. The summit kicked off the Gators for Obama organization. Panelists, students and party supporters discussed Obamas expansion of Federal Pell Grants for college students and his changes to health care coverage. Gainesville resident Ian Blake, 28, is passionate about the party but disagrees with how its leaders come across. Axelrod is a policy wonk and has an issue articulating a message, he said. Civil engineering sophomore Andres Llano, 20, said he was not expecting much before he came. I didnt really know what it was about, he said. But I like what the Democrats stand for, especially since Im an immigrant.Panelists rally students to vote, re-elect ObamaCarpenter

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Raye said he couldnt be sure about the cost of the damages until he talked to an insurance agent, but he estimated it would take $25,000 to $40,000 to repair the restaurant. It was pretty rough this morning because it was in the light of day and all the adrenaline and craziness of last night had worn off, he said. I had a pretty good cry. Raye said his spirits were lifted Wednesday morning when all of his employees came back and jetsam from inside the restaurant to the Dumpster. Raye will speak with insur ance adjusters and contractors in the coming days. The restaurants insurance doesnt cover all the food that might not cover the kitchen equipment, Raye said. The building is covered. Satchels employees will go on unemployment, but it might not be enough to tide them over until Satchels re-opens, he said. He wants to set up a Kickstarter campaign where people can donate money to offset employees income while Satchels rebuilds. Satchels server Jen Garrity, 37, said she and many of her coworkers are grateful for the outpouring of support from students and Gainesville residents. I feel like Im working at the right kind of restaurant, she said. Contact Erin Jester at ejester@ alligator.org. 4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012Haley Stracher / Alligator StaffJingshu Xu, a 20-year-old junior and exchange student from China, talks with academic adviser Sallie Schattner about graduate programs at the Majors Fair held on the Reitz Union Colonnade on Wednesday afternoon. AYANA STEWARTAlligator Contributing WriterUndecided students got a chance to explore and choose majors at an informational fair Wednesday. More than 40 UF departments and or ganizations participated in the fourth annual Majors Fair. The annual fair, co-hosted by the Career Resource Center and Student Government, brought organizations to the Reitz Union Colonnade to set up tables with information about various majors. UF offers 120 undergraduate majors. Jean Burns, an academic adviser with the College of Public Health & Health Professions, said the fair gives students the tools to decide which major they want to pick. Its like browsing in a department store, she said. You can go from table to table, and its much easier than an advising appointment. Kimberly Harris, a 20-year-old explor atory engineering sophomore, said the fair answered a lot of her questions about switching majors. After getting several pamphlets and meeting with an adviser, she said shes leaning between chemical engineering, and industrial and systems engineering. Jane Nappi, a 21-year-old environmental engineering junior, said she noticed a booth about a minor in plant science, and the topic jumped out at her. She said shes considering adding it as a minor. I would have never looked into that, she said. Cynthia Sain, an academic adviser in the Department of Chemical Engineering, said students should be aware of the career fairs at the university. This is a way to gather information to make sure youre making the right choices in your education, Sain said. She also recommends the CRC, Career Showcase and Career Connections for career help. Angel Iverson, the assistant director for Career Events at the Career Resource Center, said the fair helps students discover majors, connect with people in various departments and learn about various curriculum.Majors Fair gives students information about majors and minors BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterThe Gainesville Public Safety Committee decided Wednesday to ask the City Commission to let downtown food trucks and other vendors stay open until 3 a.m. and to let businesses sell alcohol on a parking lot there. The committee decided to recommend that alcohol sales be allowed on a parking lot at Southwest First Avenue and Northwest Second Street. This exception would allow people to drink while on that parking lot. Events like Fest, a yearly Gainesville music festival, would be able to sell alcohol on that lot when it comes to town. Alcohol sales would bring in a bit more revenue, which would be an incentive to keep ticket prices low, said Tony Weinbender, Fest founder. If the commission passes the change, Weinbender said he wants to hold a smaller event around Mothers Day to test the exception and the alcohol sales. The committee also discussed what the city could do about noise that comes from outdoor downtown concerts near homes. City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa, the chair of the committee, said a concert in early fall rattled the windows of houses nearby with loud music and offensive lyrics, including profanity. There is a logistics issue before there is a moral issue, Mastrodicasa said. Ronald Combs, counsel for the committee, made a list of how Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton handle outside concert noise. talked about outside concert noise and food vendors downtown in November 2011. The committee didnt make a motion about the noise from outdoor concerts. Contact Ben Brasch at bbrasch@alligator.org.After-hours alcohol sales may be allowed on downtown parking lot RATES ARE HIGHER. MIKELA WARMANAlligator Contributing WriterWhile students begin to rent caps and gowns, local hotel managers say since the days of Tebow. The Class of 2012s graduation cer emonies, which will take place April 27 to May 6, are causing hotel rooms to managers. Eric Wagner, sales coordinator at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center said the hotel is already sold out for the whole weekend. People start making reservations about a year in advance. Wagner said they see a lot of rooms once students graduation dates are Prices rise for this weekend in par ticular because of a large demand for multiple hotel rooms. Kristen Hughes, area sales manager at the Holiday Inn on Southwest 13th Street and University Avenue, said people book rooms about a year in advance as well. The Holiday Inn sold out its last room a month ago, Hughes said. Marcos Tejeda, a concierge at the Hampton Inn and Suites downtown, wont change much in terms of staffing.Hotels begin to fill up for graduation weekend FIRE, from page 1Owner wants fundraiser for employeesBand asked UF for $130Kfrom Vero Beach High School; we had the newspaper write an article for us at home. Watkins said the band requested $130,000 from UF 10 percent of have not revealed how much they plan to donate. So far, the Florida Attorney Genlargest contributor, donating $5,000. To help raise money, the band launched its $10 for 12 campaign last week, Were asking, if youve heard the Gator band, just donate $10 to get us to the 2012 Olympics, Watkins said. He said to make a real impact on the cost of the trip, the band needed to reach out for corporate and city sponsorship. tourism, Florida seafood vendors and 16 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Florida for donations. In exchange for money, Watkins offered advertising in part of a video that will show behind the band at many of its scheduled events. The band will leave for its nineday trip on July 23. Despite the cost, Piper is excited Im so excited to represent Gator Band and UF on the world stage, she said. BaAND, from page 1 This is a way to gather information to make sure youre making the right choices in your education.Cynthia Sainacademic adviserMastrodicasa

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 LOCAL TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterThe Gainesville Police Department has been working for the last After a string of artists painted tags on local businesses in midJanuary, GPD Chief Tony Jones assigned a group from the departments gang unit to track and catch department did not have a team In one evening, a group caused about $100,000 worth of damage to public and private property, said Robert Koehler, a GPD specialty They were armed to the teeth GPD has arrested 11 artists, including three members of a group expects the department to make more arrests in the next couple GPD has about 1,000 images of the unit is still looking for leads on Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org.Gainesville Police Department cracking down on graffitiCourtesy to the Alligator

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialTHURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Have you ever been to Satchels Pizza?207 TOTAL VOTES43% YES 57% NOWednesdays question: Are you sad to see XS close?Good Time for BreakBe safe, responsible For many on campus, Friday is the start of a much needed Spring Break. tivity and crazy election nonsense. To top it off, most of us probably had a midterm or four to take. So, while it may sound like we are being annoying like mom and dad, we want to give everyone a few tips for next week. First, we encourage you to have fun, but also to take it easy. Everyone is busy enough during a regular week with classes, part-time jobs and who knows what else, so theres no reason to strain yourself over the break. days open for you time. Catch up on some sleep and relax a little bit. You deserve it. Youve been working hard this semester, right? Second, we encourage you to be safe. If you are traveling, do a little bit of research about the area you are visiting. For instance, if you are going to Cancun or another place like that, you might want to read the news. While parts of Mexico are safe, other areas have witnessed a lot of violence and kidnappings over the past few years. Find out where to go and what to do. You can still be adventurous without being ill-prepared. This, of course, applies to almost any foreign or faraway land you choose to visit. Finally, and most importantly, know your limits. You know what were talking about. If you are inexperienced in dealing with adult beverages, ation, you do not need massive amounts of alcohol to have a good time. In college, most people want to remember what happened during Spring Break. College is a time in your life when you are independent. Because you are not tied to a full-time job, you have the opportunity to travel to places you might not ordinarily get to see. With that in mind, why in the hell would you want that experience mired with blackouts, alcohol poisoning and horrible hangovers? They dont just say this to scare you, but people do take it too far, sometimes giving up their life in the process. It happens, but it never has to be the case. People do stupid, avoidable things. Were all adults. Lets show those who think that were not old enough or we are irresponsible that we can have fun and enjoy ourselves, without involving the police or paramedics. Okay, were done preaching. Be smart. Be safe. But, most importantly, we want you to have fun. Pop open a cold one if youre old enough sit back and relax. Nows your chance. After next week is over, its back to the hustle and bustle of college.I days a week, and I accomplished my goal, for the most part. Spring Break body: check. In perfecting the art of picking heavy things up and putting them down, though, I learned a few things about the fascinating and intimidating building that is the Southwest Recreation Center. Southwest weight room. And unless you were a gym rat in high school, it was a visit most probably characterized by extreme intimidation. As someone who only recently began comment on some of the more fascinating creatures that enter this unique habitat. First, youve got the most pervasive specimen: the bros. Usually seen traveling in packs of two or three, these frat dudes always seem to have mysteriously misplaced their sleeves. Whether theyre wearing matching frat tanks (cute) or just torn shirts, theyre clearly too frat to care. Their established bromance means they often work out together. And by that, I mean they watch each other do repetitions and wait until its their turn. Personally, I dont get it. I feel awkward enough being judged by strangers for how much weight I cant lift, let alone having a friend there to stare at me while I struggle. Then youve got the anxious sorority girls. They are most often spotted grazing near the leg machines or the lightweight dumbbell area. They, like the bros, travel in packs look of sheer terror in their mascaraed eyes as they enter the weight room. While the bros are tolerant, these girls know their natural habitat is the cardio area. Its all I can do not to roll my eyes at the frat guys as they stare the girls up and down as they walk past in their skintight gym clothes. Less frequent but still prevalent are the buff hipsters. A seemingly unexpected combination, they have gotten past the fact that going to the gym is clearly too mainstream. These specimens usually travel alone and can most often be seen wearing offbeat tanks and cut-off jeans or khakis. Sometimes sporting obtrusively large my-music-is-better-than-yours headphones, they understand that standard white earplugs dont deliver the sound quality needed to lift a dumbbell. Then youve got the unnaturally huge do-you-even-gohere? weightlifter types. Often looking like theyve already passed middle age, they have surpassed a level of muscle than can be deemed entirely natural. Not to mention the fact that they have tans that rival those of that weird-orange girl in your class. Often, they are seen wearing black wife beaters and sporting that thick weightlifting belt that supports their back and allows them to lift more weight than any God intended. Uh, because that seems like a good idea Lastly, there are the loners. This mysterious species of gym-goers usually come alone and remain indistinct from the crowd. Bearing standard black gym shorts and a T-shirt, they keep their heads down, discreetly take their drinks from the fountain, quietly observe everyone in between sets and try not to interfere with the intimidating others. Not entirely small, not entirely buff, this group is in that odd inbetween stage where they want to be as big as the others, but in the meantime, want to remain as anonymous as possible. As for myself, well, I guess Im some weird combination of them all sometimes comfortable like the bros, sometimes intimidated like the sorority girls, sometimes indifferent like the hipsters, but always unaccompanied like the loners. So next time youre at the gym, take some time to look, because you never know which animals youre going to see. Garrett Bruno is a political science sophomore at UF. His column appears on Thursdays. Garrett Brunoopinions@alligator.org

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Human compassion vitalIt both touches and pains my heart to see that a 13-yearold girl understands the importance of human dignity and compassion, but some adults dont have a concept of the meaning of advancing the human experience. In Fridays Alligator, an ar ticle was published about the Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival and a experiencing homelessness. As said in the Alligator, She said she wanted to focus her particularly those of children, because she feels they are often overlooked. Some people think save the trees or save the whales, but they dont really think, save the people, she said. We end up with millions of kids that are homeless, and I think that needs to change. Our city, our county, our country and our global community need more people like this girl, Tara-Nicole Azarian. Students have so many oppor tunities to make a difference, whether it be doing hands-on work with the Center for Leadership and Service, learning about the international commitment of the Responsibility to Protect or attending a panel that featured Don Kraus, CEO of Citizens for Global Solutions in Washington, D.C., who made a visit to UF earlier this month to speak to students about what has and needs to be done to truly create global solutions to global problems. If a 13-year-old girl can see the value in save the people, why cant we? We have the education and the resources to do it lets answer the call and do what we can for the world. Roberta Roberts Public Relations senior President and co-founder of Human.I.T.Y.Letter to the EditorLast week, Zoe Beiner wrote a column advising the public to ignore Israeli journalist Amira Hass lecture on Feb. 13 in the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. Beiner clearly didnt get Amira Hass message to with historical fallacies and misinterpretations about the Beiner left the lecture in shock and frustration but failed to recognize Hass frustration at the failed peace talks and continuous violence and injustice in the region. My desire to live in Gaza stemmed neither from adventurism nor from insanity but from that dread of being a bystander, Hass wrote in her book Drinking the Sea at Gaza. She talked about her experiences as an Israeli, Jewish woman living in Gaza and how she had rights that Palestinians lacked. But because Beiner wants to just focus on the facts, lets take a closer look at her arguments. First of all, before 1948, the state of Israel didnt exist and Palestine was a thriving country with an Arab majority. The U.N. proposed a Partition Plan for Palestine in 1947 that would create independent Jewish and Arab states. The Arab League rejected this plan due to the fact that Palestine was a country with an Arab majority. The Arab League argued that creating a Jewish state would violate the rights of Arab Palestinians. Just imagine if one day the government came to your home and decided to partition half of it to a stranger. Would you agree to give up your property? During the lecture, Hass asked, What does it mean to be implicated in a settler colonial society? She answered, or 50 years ago, there was a thriving community that used to live there and is now dispersed, dispossessed, invisible. It is also the awareness that the privileges that I am showered in as a Jew are being denied for my neighbors and friends in Ramallah or Nablus or Nazareth or Gaza. Hass embraced her identity as an Israeli while also recognizing the rights of Palestinians. Her talk ultimately shed some light on those who would like to see real peace and real justice in a land where oppression and occupation are a part of everyday life. Regarding to the Oslo Accords, Beiner decided to express a biased opinion on the pretense of factual infor mation. Its hard to take Beiners column seriously when she called the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) the Palestinian Labor Organization, or when she argues that Jordan participated in the 1973 war. Besides that, on Sept. 13, 1993, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin met in Washington, D.C., and signed the accords in hopes of a peaceful two-state solution in the future. Amira Hass said Israel missed its golden opportunity for peace because, instead of withdrawing settlements in Palestinian territories, Israel continued to colonize the land. ing to negotiate and agree with Israel as opposed to today. This is because Israel didnt follow through with the ian land. Beiner mentioned Arafats rejection of a two-state solution proposal in 2000 and described the Intifada as a wave of terrorism. The proposal was rejected because it was one-sided and didnt fairly distribute the land to Palestine. Read the Oslo Accords for yourself; the PLO has recognized Israel, but there isnt parallel recognition by Israel of a Palestinian state. Also, in September 1995, Israel and the PLO signed the Interim Agreement (known as Oslo II) that states: Neither side shall initiate or take any step that will change the status of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip pending the outcome of the permanent status negotiations. By continuing development of settlements, Israel not only violated the agreement but also signaled to the Palestinians that negotiations are futile. The Second Intifada is a direct result of this policy. Therefore, its not the PLO that should be blamed for objecting the two-state solution. From 1993 to 2000, the number of Israeli settlers doubled. Given that, how could one expect the Palestinians to believe that Israel seriously aspired for a two-state solution? Palestinians started to demonstrate and protest for justice. Israel defense forces killed about 300 Palestinians before any Palestinian suicide bombings against civilians occurred. Please refer to www.btselem.org for exact numbers. Contrary to Beiners accusation, Hass didnt justify any type of violence in her lecture and consistently opposed any arms. She did however say that nonviolent resistance is the best way to overcome oppression and correlated the rica. To those who argue that Israel is a democracy, its only a democracy for the Jewish inhabitants of the land. Israel controls the territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. In this territory millions of Palestinians have no civil rights. In the West Bank, only the Jews can elect the power that controls the country. Only the Jews are free to move back is allocated disproportionately based on ethnic criteria. There are Israeli only streets that would lead Palestinians to be imprisoned if found on them. These elements made many argue for similarities between the South African apartheid and Israeli system of control. Even the Arab minority living within Israel is treated as second-class citizens. The last point Ill discuss is the separation wall or security fence. While I do agree that the wall has reduced the amount of attacks, it also serves another purpose. Hass described the wall as an annexation wall. Hass said, More than 30 percent of Jerusalems Palestinian of Jewish settlers. If you take a look at the map of IsraelPalestine on Israeli human rights organization, Bt Selem (www.btselem.org/separation_barrier/map), youll see that the wall doesnt follow the green line. Its placed in strategic locations that cut off large portions of Palestinian land, which results in Israeli annexation of the land and new settlement building. All in all, Hass came to UF in order to provide a difconstantly hear the one-sided arguments in the media about Palestinians being terrorists and unwilling to accept Israel. The fact, is Israel is unwilling to accept Palestine as a state. Palestinians have lived under Israeli occupation U.N., and theres no room to say, Israel needs to be removed. What we can say is Israel needs to restore the human rights of Palestinians, remove the separation wall along with the checkpoints and allow Palestinians the right to return to their homes and give reparations to the displaced refugees. Ideally, Id love to see a thriving Israel alongside a thriving Palestine. Were all humans, and we deserve to be treated as such. Hass taught me that theres still hope for peace, but only with real justice. Mohammad Tina is a food science and human nutrition senior and the president of Students for Justice in Palestine at UF.Guest columnMohammed TinaSpeaking Out

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theAvenue THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Alexander McQueens posthumous collection shown at LFW: London Fashion Week honored McQueen and his new fashion line, McQ. Read about the shows dramatic details on page 10. Bonnaroo 2012 is coming this June: Prepare yourself for what to expect from this years Bonnaroo music festival/shenanigans on page 12. Who took home an Oscar this past Sunday? Check out page 9 for all the details. DANA BURKE and LISA RUDERMANDespite being around for decades, one trend that will never go out of style is the braid. With a simple twist of the hair, a complicated look can be achieved. While youre out in the blistering sun this Spring Break season, try a fancy, intertwined hairdo that will keep your hair out of your face (for optimal skin tanning exposure, obviously) without you looking like a hot mess. Even if you dont pair these lovely looks for locks with a bathing suit, these hairstyles are ready to rage no matter what Spring Break has in store. Like a dream within a dream, the inception braid is the braid within a braid that will leave people on a cliffhanger wondering how you did it. Although it looks elaborate, this easy-to-do mane sensation will create the illusion that youre a braiding expert with more tricks up your sleeve than Leonardo DiCaprio.Step one: Break your hair into three sections, as with a normal braid. (If you didnt play with dolls as a kid and dont know how to braid, heres a quick how-to: separate hair into three sections and alternate wrapping outside sections under towards the center, swapping with the middle section. Alternate sides and repeat until you run out of hair. Secure with a hair tie.)Step two: Braid one of the three sections as a normal three-strand braid. Secure with a small hair band.Step three: Continue with the whole braid as usual, with one of the three sections pre-braided from step two. Secure with a hair tie. looks like an intricate basket weave connected down the cenhence the name. After countless hours of activity, this braid still looks adorable when its all messed up, perfect for UF spring breakers who are known to get a little wild.Step one: Separate the hair into two sections, as opposed to the normal three.Step two: Grab a strand of hair from the back of one section and bring it around the outside to the front, and over to the other section. Step three: Repeat from the other section, wrapping a piece of hair from the back to the front, across to the other section of hair. Step four: Repeat down hair. Secure with a hair tie. For a messy effect from the start, pull outward on the braid at the top after securing to give more volume. Also known as a cascade braid, the waterfall braid is both unique and feminine, and one of the newest trends to try on your tresses. Using the same technique as a French braid, this style sweeps across the back of the head leaving little pieces of hair with a falling look. Step one: Begin with a small, standard three-strand braid at the desired position of the braid. (This is typically on one side of the crown, left or right. If you have bangs, leave them down and start the braid where longer strands begin.)Step two: After a few interlacing patterns, drop the bottom strand to create the waterfall effect.Step three: Grab hair in the desired direction of the braid, moving across the crown of the head after every two braiding patterns, similar to a French braid. Continue to drop the bottom piece after two weaves, which is made up for by grabbing the hair at the top.Step four: strands and continue the braid as normal. Secure with a hair band or a pretty clip for a decorative touch.Fifth Avenue Fashion: Beach-ready braids fashionThe double rainbows got nothing on this double Inception braid. Project this one on yourself! Dana Burke / Alligator Practice your braiding technique on a willing friend over spring break! The Inception Braid The Fishtail Braid The Waterfall Braid

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MICHELLE PROVENZANOAvenue Writer ALLIGATOR9Photo courtesy the New Zealand HeraldConchord Bret McKenzie arrives at the Oscars ready to have some fun and take home an award. KAY BEAAvenue ColumnistT dating

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10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 NATALIA SIEUKARANAvenue WriterLondon Fashion Week recently showcased the industrys most iconic brands, including the debut of Alexander McQueens sister line, McQ. As great as it was, it ultimately reminded us, yet again, that one of the best designers of all time is no longer here. Lee Alexander McQueen was the heart and soul of UK fashion. His signature dark theatrical designs were risque and often challenged other modern designers aesthetics so much that it was almost anar chic. His collections were some of the most controversial, yet highly coveted, looks. At 16, the designer dropped out of school for a tailoring apprenticeship with Savile Row tailors Anderson & Shepherd. The small tailoring company provided the young McQueen with the knowledge and skills to construct clothes. During his time there, he became known for his antics, of multiple suits for the King-to-be of England, Prince Charles. The acts dubbed him the rebel of Savile Row. After that, at the age of 20, McQueen was hired by fellow Savile Row-trained tailor, Koji Tatsuno. A year later, he was Milan-bound for the position as Romeo Giglis design assistant. Even though he was getting a lot of hands-on experience that most rookie designers would sell their arms for, when he moved back to London, McQueen eventually enrolled in Central Saint Martins College of Art and Designs Masters Program in Fashion Design. His claim to fame was his graduation collection being bought by the late Isabella Blow, an eccentric designer. In 1994, he started the Alexander McQueen label and, as they say, the rest was fashion history. One of the early highlights of his newly formed brand was the 1995 collection titled Highland Rape. Many thought this title suggested McQueen was a misogynist, when in reality it was symbolic of Englands rape on his home country, Scotland. A couple of years later, he landed a gig replacing John Galliano as head designer ure consisted of him dismissing the labels founder Hubert de Givenchy as irrelevant, double amputee model Aimee Mullins for a show. He eventually garnered the name LEnfant Terrible, the terrible child, for fashion, and he indeed was. McQueen just couldnt shake off the rebellious streak from his Savile days. As the years went on, the theatrical designer began to be seen as less terrible and more of a genius in the public eye. His friends and clients included the Icelandic singer Bjrk and Lady Gaga, whose Bad Romance single played during his spring 2010 collection, along with many others. Two years ago, the designer took his own life and was pronounced dead on Feb. 11, 2010, one week after his mother, who was his best friend, passed away. Later that day in New York, the McQ collection was supposed to show, but it was canceled. When looking back at the last collection before his death, the eerie, death-like motifs found in the designs become more apparent. Since then, his assistant, Sarah Burton, has taken over as head creative director and has done the brand justice with design stints like designing Kate Middletons wedding dress for the royal wedding. Her spot was sealed last year in Paris for the ready-to-wear spring collection that featured a mystical, aquatic collection that showed aspects of McQueens aesthetic style including the lace masks, the impeccable tailoring and the drama. The styles of the assistant and the late designer were so similar that it was as if McQueen hadnt died. Editor-in-chief of French Vogue, Emmanuelle Alt, bowed to Burton, literally. This past Feb. 11 marked the second anniversary of the designers death and a month of falls ready-to-wear 2012 collections in New York, London, Milan and Paris, respectively. London Fashion Week was Feb. 17 to 22, which was six days of some of fashions greatest names presenting their highly anticipated collections. The most anticipated was the 8 p.m. show sentation. walk, but it was a collection that was supposed to premier two years ago. The event was highly anticipated and was special since fans had the opportunity to stream the show live on Facebook. This was fashion history and it allowed all fans to witness the majestic event. Twitfans alike who were all excited to see what Sarah Burton had come up with. The McQ 2012 ready-to-wear collection was true to McQueen. The brand is aimed toward a younger audience and features both menswear and womens clothing. Burton kept classic pieces such as military trench coats, well-tailored leather ensembles and Scottish plaid dresses with mesh on top and plenty of drama. In addition, the new designs featured leaf motifs emblazoned onto to the velvet ers subdued by dark tulle. The mens ensembles were sharp and clean with long trench coats thrown over. The show had a dark eerie ambiance, and the theatrics were there as shown by and the trees that surrounded it. The ambience was felt at the event and was even detectable through Facebooks streaming. The ending was majestic, as model Kristen McMenamy walked out in a beautiful, long white tulle gown. When she turned, she grabbed a rope that lead back into an illuminated runway back that featured a cabin. Just when you think that the show is writing that says Core Cabin and catchy dance music that puts dubstep to shame comes on, something that McQueen himself would have done. It seems like the fashion world was put at ease for the future of McQ, as its debut set a precedence for more upcoming collections that will be just as great. More importantly, it made sure to hold onto what McQueen himself believed in. We still get to keep pieces of the designer as he becomes immortalized through the brands designs. Long live McQueen.Alexander McQueen honored at London Fashion Week

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 11 MICHAEL NEWMANAvenue Writer Take a listen to Walk the Moons newest EP Anna Sun music

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ERICA A. HERNANDEZAvenue WriterT ALLIGATOR Photo courtesy of BonnarooGet ready for the whimsy that is Bonnaroo; its a time to enjoy good music with good friends. Photo courtesy of Bonnaroo2011s Bonnaroo festival marked its 10th anniversary, and the arch donned a giant feathered hat to celebrate. Bonnaroo music festival brings the heat ... and the sweat music Photo courtesy of BonnarooAudiences can get pretty crowded take health and safety precautions, festival friends. This sounds corny, but its an escape from reality. Its four days of awesome music and great friends.Allison CowettUF freshman

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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 In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-12-72-10 Uf Surplus Equipment Auctions are underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-25-12-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 4-25-73-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-25-11-99-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2573-11 4-25-12-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-25-12-72-11

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ALLIGATOR SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-25-12-72-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-25-12-72-11 CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-25-72-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 4-25-1272-12 I Buy Cars & Trucks Call Anytime 352-443-11003-13-12-20-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $500 AND UP! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES BRING W2 AND DRIVE HOME TODAY! OVER 150 VEHICLES IN STOCK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS, & VANS! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 BUY FOR BLOWOUT PRICES & SAVE BIG!!!! VEHICLES STARTING $500!! PRICES NEGOTIABLE!!! 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 94 FORD TAURUS $900 98 DODGE AVENGER $1500 96 CADILLAC DEVILLE $1700 98 GRAND AM $1999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 97 FORD EXPLORER $1700 96 TOYOTA CAMRY $1999 97 MITS MIRAGE $2500 98 NISSAN ALTIMA $2500 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 01 DODGE NEON $1999 98 CHEVY VENTURE $2999 95 CHEVY BLAZER $2999 98 DODGE DURANGO $4999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 99 ACURA INTEGRA $2999 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 02 KIA RIO $3500 00 HONDA ACCORD $3999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 SUN RISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVs, & VANS 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 SUN RISE AUTO SALES BRING W2 AND DRIVE HOME TODAY! 30 DAY WARRANTY! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 01 NISSAN ALTIMA $6999 04 NISSAN SENTRA $6999 02 TOYOTA CAMRY $6999 04 CHEVY ASTRO $6999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 04 HONDA ACCORD $7999 04 CHEVY IMPALA $7999 02 HONDA ODYSSEY $7999 01 TOYOTA SOLARA $7999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 05 DODGE DURANGO $9999 05 FORD F150 $10,999 06 SATURN ION $11,999 07 FORD MUSTANG $12,999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-25-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-25-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.com VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 3-12-12-74-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-12-72-14

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16, ALLIGATOR Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-25-1272-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2512-72-14 Summer Jobs $2400 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 11 Aug 4. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. www.floridaelks.org/feyc/index.aspx 4-25-12-72-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 4-25-12-57-14 Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida is conducting a research study for women 20-40 yo on birth control pills. Compensation given. For details call Bonnie Coats at 273-9014 3-19-30-14 We have the following full and part time positions: Tech Support Rep Software Developer Linux Administrator Admin Asst ACT/SAT Coordinator Video Tech Aviation Sales Accounting Editor Please complete an online application at www.gleim.com/employment. 3-2-12-1514 Sales Asst/Customer Svc RepApply in person at Tomlinson Motor Company, 3580 N Main St $10/hr, part time 15-20 hrs/wk flexible. 3-15-12-16-14 SOLUTIONS BRIDAL DESIGNER HOUSE Part-time Stylist Position Call 352-367-0070 for details E-mail resume in .pdf format to cherish@solutionsbridal.com 3-2-7-14 LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT Servers wanted, Experience required. Apply in person between 1:30 pm and 6 pm at 7038 NW 10th place near I-75 and Newberry Rd or 9513 NW 39th Ave & I-75 3-1-12-10-14 Oak Hall School is seeking energetic, creative, and enthusiastic individuals with a love for children to staff its summer day camp program. Positions in the camp are available in our Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and our elementary school age day camps offered at Oak Hall. A total of 8 FT and PT counselor positions plus 2 FT Head Counselor positions are available for the summer. Individuals for the day camp should be available to work daily from June 11-July 27. Interested applicants should submit a resume to Maggie Martin via e-mail at mmartin@oakhall.org by March 16th. Interview information regarding group interview on March 17th will be sent out upon receipt. 3-16-12-15-14 !!ATTN SMOKERS!! You're needed to participate in a study conducted by the UF Smoking Lab assessing effects of exercise on cravings, withdrawal, and/or smoking. Compensation provided!! Call 336-406-3706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com 3-23-1914 Piano accompanist to play song for worship services as well as accompanying choir. Wednesday Choir rehearsal attendance is mandatory as well as Sunday morning worship. Email pastorharry@celebrationgnv.org 3-1-12-7-14 Web Programmer wanted for Gainesville web design company. ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, HTML, XML experience required. Email resume to hr@352media.com. 3-2012-14-14 ATTORNEY WITH MINIMUM TWO YEARS EXPERIENCE IN ESTATE PLANNING & BUSINESS LAW wanted for prestigious Sarasota law firm. Please send resume to sarasotalaw@yahoo.com 4-11-12-30-14 SUMMER JOBS: Recreation Camp Counselors/Supervisors for summer recreation program 6/11/12-8/03/12 for children ages 5-14. WSI/Lifeguard and Maintenance Aides (5/12-9/12). Exp desirable. City of Plantation (west of Ft Lauderdale) 400 NW 73 Ave, Plantation, FL 33317 or www.plantation.org to download application 3-2-12-6-14. Leasing Agent FTFriendly, energetic person. Exp. preferred. 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Call 727643-8002 (cell) 3-12-12-4-14 Legal Assistant needed for immigration law firm, 20 40 hrs per week. Will train right person. Spanish-English a plus. Email resume to: robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 3-1312-5-14 Sun Country Sports is hiring for summer! Camp Counselors, Swim, Gymnastics, Office, Rockwall, Cheer, Dance, Clean/Maint., Drivers, B-day Parties, Comm. Events. Visit suncountrysports.com/jobs.html for info and to download our required application today! 3-16-12-5-14 Personal/office assistant needed 20hrs/week in midtown-gainesville area.demanding but flexible work.organization and multitasking is a must, as well as reliable transport & laptop. submit application to c.morales@gmail.com 3-14-12-5-14 Nanny needed, 5 days, 2-7pm, NW G'ville, drive my girls 10-15 our car, homework and house help too. Dependable, good driving record & Refs. masonwoodorchids@hotmail.com 3-2-214 SLEEP CENTER SUPERSTORES is hiring for PT/FT Sales & Delivery positions. Applicants must be dependable, honest, personable & self-motivated. Must apply in person, no phone calls. $7.31-$10/hour plus incentives. www.GainesvilleSleepCenter.com 3-14-125-14 PHONE REPS NEEDED ASAPFlexible Shifts, Must be Articulate and Reliable 371-5888 X111 or 6020 NW 4th Pl, Ste G 3-30-17-14 Quality child caring center is looking for dedicated people who love working with children. FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA in education. Benefits available with FT. Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 3-21-12-10-14 IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-25-72-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. 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WHY PAY MORE? www.sunshinestateinsurance.com Trusted Choice Agency 352-371-9696 3-23-12-20-15 I setup home based franchises that sell upper end nutritional products and there is significant income potential. Give me 20 min of your time to go over options with you. www.drjbgraham.myqivana.com or (855) 4-QIVANA 3-2-5-15 Your roommate hasnt done the dishes in How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love GOOD EARTH GUIDE DOGS-NEWBERRY Change a life. Dogs available. Interns needed. 352-222-5912 3-14-10-20 WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKETEvery Sat & Sun Hwy 30115 min from Gainesville 468-2255 4-25-72-21 Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 4-25-12-72-21 SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTSOpen To Public We-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 5-17-12-67-21 World Traveler wanted. Seeking male/female interested in experiencing new cultures, ancient art, historic sights, & exotic cuisine all while making lasting friendships on an amazing European adventure this summer. See a free trip to Europe in your future? Visit contiki.com/amazing. 3-1-12-1-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND. HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) All Womens Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 4-25-72-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! 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THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators Pro DayUF will be holding its annual Pro Day on March 13 Womens hoops receives recognition hes not afraid to go to his bench and use all the players on the roster this season. See story, page 18. JOHN BOOTHE By the time John Jenkins hit his game-high sixth 3-pointer, Brad Beal was willing to place the Vanderbilt guard in the same breath as his favorite NBA player. Hes like Ray Allen, Beal said. Hes always coming off another screen, and another screen shooter and he got hot. Led by Jenkins 22 points, the Commodores shot 50 percent behind the arc Tuesday night at Memorial Gym and pulled away from the Gators late for a 77-67 win. While the season-high 12 triples Florida allowed came at the hands of the Southeastern Confer ences 3-point percentage leaders, Beal said some of the open looks and defensive breakdowns Vanderbilt enjoyed against UF were inexcusable. There was just stupidity, he said. Sometimes we were too caught up on the ball instead of fery) Taylor and guys were just knocking down threes. That was just our lack of awareness. You have to be aware on the court and know where the guys are. The Commodores, who shot 10.2 percentage points above their previous season average, were just the latest SEC team to take advantage of Florida from the 3-point line. In the Gators previous 14 games, 11 other league opponents have bested their usual 3-point percentage against UFs defense. The hot shooting nights have combined to drop Floridas 3-point percentage defense to 35.6 for the season, which is 11th in the SEC. were doing, said Taylor, who hit 4 of 8 from three. We were quick, we were moving around fast, getting into the guys that we needed to cover and everybody just worked together. Though slowing down another teams 3-point shooting relies heavily on its quality of shooter and frequency of attempts, Vanderbilts success around the perimeter looked hauntingly similar to what Kentucky was able to accomplish against Florida more than two weeks earlier. The Wildcats shot a seasonhigh 60 percent on 9-of-15 shooting from deep in their 20-point win on Feb. 7. Kentucky hit three straight 3-pointers to close a frenetically Billy Donovan attributed the easy looks to missed assignments in transition. He would echo the sentiment after the Gators struggled to switch from their full-court press to both zone and man-to-man defense against the Commodores. It was my fault for trying to change defenses, Donovan said. We got caught changing up in transition a few times, and Taylor and Jenkins torched us. Florida gave up double-digit 3-pointers for just the second time this season, with the only other instance coming in late December on an 11-of-21 shooting effort by Yale. The Gators, on the other hand, have hit more than 10 threes in 19 of their 30 games and are the only team still ranked in the AP Top 25 besides Michigan to take more than 41 percent of its shots from 3-point range, according to KenPom.com. The Gators have goal attempts from beyond the the NCAA and is 11.5 percentage points higher than the national average. Down the stretch, Donovan grew disappointed with his teams shot selection as Florida used nine shots on 3-pointers in a just more than four-minute span starting at the 9:32 mark. Though the Gators made three, the Commodores still outscored Florida 14-9 during the stretch. We did a pretty solid job of either contesting the shots or taking them away [Tuesday], Taylor said. Thats pretty much why we won. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org.AP PhotoFlorida freshman Brad Beal (23) said a series of mistakes and a lack of awareness allowed Vanderbilt to exploit the Gators defense for a season-high 12 made 3-pointers on Tuesday night. Gators 3-point defense not showing up for critical games JOE MORGAN The Gators postseason forecast remains unclear, so theyre not planning too far ahead. With the Southeastern Conference Tour nament kicking off today, Florida has been round opponent: Auburn. Forget the NCAA Tournament. Forget a potential second-round matchup against SEC Champion No. 10 Kentucky. Even after defeating the Tigers 70-56 on Feb. 9, the Gators remain centered on todays game at 1 p.m. in Nashville, Tenn., because history requires them to do so. Florida is 1-7 against Auburn in postseason play, including a 52-47 loss in the 1997 SEC Tournament Final. UF has reached the championship game just one other time. The Gators have not defeated the Tigers in the SEC Tournament since 1994, when UF coach Amanda Butler was wearing a Florida uniform and playing the point. The only thing that, right now, were talking about is Auburn, Butler said. Theres not any reason) run because weve got to play one game and weve got to beat Auburn. The Gators have simpligetting past the Tigers, but its hard to ignore what would come next should UF win today. If Florida defeats Auburn, Kentucky will be waiting in the second round. The Gators have played the Wildcats twice this season, losing both games by a combined eight points. And even redshirt senior guard Jordan Jones eyes have wandered to the next section of the bracket. Obviously, both close losses two games that we really looked back on and thought we couldve had, Jones said. With those close with the No. 1 team in our conference. Floridas losses to Kentucky accounted for Florida concentrating solely on Auburn, SEC TournamentChance at NCAA Tourney berth on the line Sometimes we were too caught up on the ball You have to be aware on the guys are.Brad BealUF guardButler SEE W-HOOPSS, paPA GE 20

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UF PLAYS EASTERN MICHIGAN TODAY AT 6 P.M. IN GAINESVILLE. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer Tim Walton said its possible to win without depth. The Gators will just take his word for it. With an extensive and deep bench, Walton is not afraid to bring in substitutes if it means helping his team win. Through 14 games, Walton has batted every player on his roster at least once, and the trend looks to continue Thursday night at 6 when UF plays Eastern Michigan. Theres not a whole lot of separation between our worst hitter and our best hitter, Walton said. So youre going to see a good mix this weekend, and you know, ultimately, thats the hard part. When youre recruiting, you tell kids this, this and this, and to be honest with them, they have to perform. In the No. 3 Gators trip last weekend to Palm Springs, Calif., for the Cathedral City Classic, junior Ensley Gammel was one of several players to come off the bench. She belted two homers, knocking in three runs to help Florida notch four wins Its great, Gammel said. Everyone gets to play. Having softball team. Waltons constant changes tions have not only gained popularity with the bench players, but also the regular starters. Sophomore Hannah Rogers, who now has two up-andcoming freshmen pitchers behind her in Lauren Haeger and Alyssa Bache, said she is all for having fresh legs give the starters a break. Everyone on our team is just as good as one another, Rogers said. So I feel like just being able to give them more playing time will help them in the season. If someone was to get hurt, [it would] help them know the game, the players and teams throughout the season. Sophomore shortstop Cheyenne Coyle said she shares Rogers opinion. Everyone on this team works really, really hard, Coyle said. On a lot of teams, people work hard and never get a shot to show themselves. I think its different on this team and its great, especially when a player can come off the bench and get a home run or a hit. It shows that everybody, that if you work hard, they can get a chance to prove themselves. From the beginning of the season, Walton expressed that permanency does not exist in his teams lineup. He has relied mostly on the veteran Gammel when going to a player on the bench but has proven that anyone, at any time, can enter the game. Briana Little, one of seven freshmen, has already played in six of Floridas 14 games. The time despite Walton already having a more experienced former Southeastern Confer ence All-Freshman team member Kelsey Horton and AllAmerican Michelle Moultrie. Even freshman Bailey Castro recorded an at-bat this year despite hobbling to the plate, still recovering from a broken foot. If we have players that are just beating down the walls with their swings, it would be a lot easier to play them a lot more consistently, Walton said. I think thats the only thing Im looking for right now, is tryBRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer Brian Johnson was 1,254 miles from Gainesville, playing in the Cape Cod League, when he began to feel some discomfort in his shoulder. Floridas junior left-handed starting pitcher immediately knew who to call. He got in touch with Paul Chandler, Florida baseballs strength and conditioning coordinator, and discussed his training regimen in South Yar mouth, Mass. The two decided that there was just one factor missing. We found a nearby pool and after a couple of times of getting back in, his arm went right back down to how it normally feels, Chandler said. The request for a pool was all part of a training method that has become commonplace at Florida. For 11 years, Chandler was a competitive swimmer, and he decided the pool could be a good place to train his pitchers. Chandler was looking for a way to make strength in each shoulder when he discussed with Gators coach Kevin OSullivan reverting to his competitive background for a possible unconventional advantage. The result was a program that puts UF hurlers in the OConnell Center pool two days per week during the offseason and once per week during the season. Workouts are 20-30 minutes long and include freestyle and backstroke drills. Its a different form of exercise lengthens the muscle in the shoulder, OSullivan said. Its something that was fun and weve seen our pitchers recover quicker. Its been a Chandler named the workouts the Pitchers Velocity Conditioning program and believes it is the only plan of its kind in college baseball. He said the program validates itself in results. the arm and allows pitchers to maintain the later in games when their counts reach upwards of 70. Its helped tremendously, junior starting pitcher Hudson Randall said. Its just resistance, just like you do your bands or weights as a pitcher ... but in water its resistance all the time. It really stretches you out, works muscles you really dont notice working out with weights. Maybe the biggest area where the pool son is in the adjustments made by sophomore right-hander Jonathon Crawford. After a very limited 2011, Crawford dropped his arm slot in his pitching motion this year and the result has been more strikes and better control. In some cases an armslot change can cause inChandler credits the pool exercises with that not being the case at UF. Theyve got so much balance with their shoulder and so much more feel for their arm, the arm slot change happens and then you said. Chandler has said that his pitchers love the PVC program, and OSullivan sees nothing negative about the approach. However, for players who have spent their entire lives around the diamond, a weekly trip to the natatorium can bring about some humor. I dont wanna call anybody out, but (freshman pitcher) Ryan Harris doesnt look too good in the water, Randall said. 18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFlorida junior starting pitcher Hudson Randall said he enjoys strength coach Paul Chandlers pool exercises, adding that the resistance has helped him tremendously. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFlorida junior Ensley Gammel said the third-ranked Gators are enjoying coach Tim Waltons approach to using the entire roster. Parity on roster helping No. 1 GatorsChandler When youre recruiting, you tell kids this, this and this, and to be honest with them, they have to perform.Tim WaltonUF coach

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JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Writer in that her and the rest of the Florida players, coaches praise defense for scoring outburst UF BEAT FSU 7-0 ON WEDNESDAY. THE TEAM OPENS SEC PLAY THIS WEEKEND. ELI MARGERAlligator Writer land Thornqvist said he has seen the Gators feel prepared for the ALLIGATORBrett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFlorida senior Joanna Mather, who has fallen from No. 4 to No. 18 in the individual rankings, beat FSUs Mia Vriens in straight sets Wednesday. Gators secure 99th consecutive home win in sweep of NolesOLeary Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffAfter giving up two easy goals at UNC, junior defender Sam Farrell said the Gators have made defensive adjustments in an effort to improve transition play.

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20, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 Gators tout strong rankings in RPI and strength of scheduletwo of the teams 12 games decided by six points or fewer this season. UF is just 3-9 in those contests, snapping a four-game slide when it topped No. 16 Georgia 61-57 on Feb. 19 in the OConnell Center. However, Floridas struggles in close games have not dashed its NCAA Tournament hopes. The Gators currently rank 37th in RPI and 11th in strength of schedule. ESPNs Charlie Creme has UF projected as a No. 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament in his latest Bracketology, but he lists Florida as a team trending downward. In order to reverse their fortunes and clinch an NCAA Tournament 2008-09 campaign, the Gators will need to do some damage this weekend. However, Florida does not have a history of making waves in the SEC Tournament under Butler, posting just a 2-4 record and never four years. The past success or the past lack of success or failures, those dont have anything to do with whats going to happen next, Butler said. We all can determine our own fates at this point and thats what weve got to be focused on is the present moment. Right now, the Gators are preparing to face the Tigers. Florida will ready for its next challenge when its appropriate, Butler said. Were not scared of anyone or backing down from anyone, Jones whoever waits, were ready for them. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. W-HOOPS, from page 17 2012 SEC Womens Basketball Tournament Bracket March 1-4 Bridgestone Arena (17,576) Nashville, Tenn. Shawn Janetzke / Alligator Staff