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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 136 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Read the story online at alligator.org. Residents protest proposed changes to I-75 speed limitThe proposal would change the speed limit to 55 mph, pg 5. After a poor start on the mound, Brian Johnson hit a home run in the ninth to help UF defeat FSU 6-3 on Tuesday. See story, page 13. Santorum pulls out of Republican presidential candidate raceUF students react to the news, pg. 4. 86 /51 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Rachel Crosby / Alligator Eighteen-year-old animal biology freshman Megan Smith, dressed as a zombie, offers free hugs to passersby on Turlington Plaza on Tuesday to promote the Human vs. Zombies game. WADE MILLWARD Alligator Contributing Writer Walker Finns gun is a force to be reckoned with. Hell need it today for the beginning of the end of the world. The 20-year-old mechanical engineering sophomore is one of about 400 students ready for Humans vs. Zomtic game of tag played across campus that begins today. Players start as humans, except for the original zombie, who turns players into zombies by touching them. Zombies try to tag humans, who in turn try to survive unHumans can shoot zombies with toy darts or throw socks at them to stun them temporarily. Bandanas are used to distinguish the teams zombies wear bandanas on their heads and humans wear them on their arms. Moderators wear one bandana on each arm. Rebecca Foster, 21-year-old psychology junior and president of Gators HvZ, said the number of people registering each semester has leveled off at about 300 to 500 players. As of Tuesday, 270 students were registered, and Foster expects about 400 players. She said the game, which includes a story and missions, grew as it was more accepted on campus. HvZ used money from Student Government to pay bandanas. Players who dont return bandanas are banned. The zombies have won seven of the eight games played at UF since Spring 2010, Foster said. The game gave Finn a chance to put his hobby of modifying dart guns to good use. The self-proclaimed career human said he cant resist the thrill of shooting the walking dead. It feels awesome to survive insurmountable odds against zombies, he said. Humans vs. Zombies takes bite out of UFLOCAL DAVID A. MURPHY Alligator Contributing Writer have another airline option. Beginning Sunday, Silver Airways will ofAirport to Tampa International Airport and Orlando International Airport. We are in a nice growth period, said Laura Aguiar, manager of public relations and governmental affairs. Tickets are $49 one way, which is an introductory rate. piece of checked luggage and $35 for the second. Flights last less than one hour. passengers to avoid Atlanta International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world. Another airline gives them another connection option, another price point, another Silver Airways moved its operation from Ft. Lauderdale to take advantage of an empty hangar at the Gainesville Regional Airport. The airline will bring about 100 jobs to Gainesville. Laurel McKay, a 20-year-old civil engineering sophomore, uses the Gainesville Regional Airport about four times a year, at the beginning and end of each semester. McKay doesnt go home to Massachusetts very often. She said its too expensive to travel. Atlanta. Because of that, she might be able to go home more often. Its a more feasible option, and time-wise its not too much more traveling, she said. MOES HOSTED FUNDRAISER FOR FAMILY. TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer When Michael Crace was about 12 years old, he grabbed an ornamental pepper and looked at his uncle. Dont even think about putting that in your mouth, Charlie Crace told him. I can eat them, Michael said. No, you cant, Charlie replied. Them are too hot. Watch me. Michael popped the pepper into his mouth and chewed. I stood there for a minute before I went and got the bread to cool his mouth off, Charlie said Tuesday evening. That boy had tears in his eyes. On the night of April 2, Michael Crace died after three pulls by his 20 years old. According to Gainesville Police, Jude Rizzo put a trio of bullets in Michaels chest in self-defense. There were no other witnesses. Michael worked at the Moes Southwest Grill at 7770 W Newberry Road. The restaurant hosted a fundraiser Tuesday, with proceeds from customers with a ticket going to the Craces to help the family pay for Michaels funeral. Charlie was sitting with Michaels grandfather, Harold, and telling old stories about the boy. But Michaels family and coworkers share doubts about the Death of Santa Fe student still being investigatedSEE SHOOTING, PAGE 4 Its a more feasible option, and timewise its not too much more traveling.Laurel McKaycivil engineering sophomoreAbout 400 students will participate this semester It feels awesome to survive insurmountable odds against zombies.Walker FinnUF sophomoreCrace

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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 136 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HHAPPENINGVegfest Today, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plaza of the Americas Stop by the Plaza of the Americas for the Student Animal Alliances annual vegan food giveaway, featur ing free food from dozens of local and national vendors. Try food and pick up literature about a vegan lifestyle. The World of Ursula K. Le Guin Today, 4:30 p.m. Ustler Center for Womens Studies & Gender This event will feature a roundtable discussion on Le Guins legacy: Meredith Ann Pierce, Stephanie Smith, Tace Hedrick, Michelle Harris and Arwen Curry. It is cosponsored by the Center for Womens Studies and Gender Research and the Department of English. For more infor mation, visit www.aclib.us/ bigread. Institute of Black Culture presents Good Fortune Today, 6 p.m. Institute of Black Culture The IBC presents the documentary film Good Fortune in this weeks IBCinema series. This film shows the impact of two Westernfacilitated development projects in Kenya and discovers why the residents of these regions are resisting the developments. Everyone is welcome. The IBC is located across the street from Library West. If you have any questions regarding the film or the IBCinema series, contact Dr. Johnson at johnj@multicultural.ufl.edu. Faces of Israel: Not Politics. Not Falafel. Everything in Between. Today, 6 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave. Join Hillel for this highly interactive program that combines news updates, presentations about the Jewishness of the State of Israel with discussion about religion and state issues in Israel today. A buffet-style, Kosherfor-Passover meal will be served. Radical About Christ Bible Study Today, 6:15 p.m. Matherly Hall, Room 151 Come and enjoy the word of God tonight. RUB Entertainment, IRHA, and Accent Speakers Bureau Present: Nick Offerman Today, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Key. For the $7 entry fee, youll see local bands and get drinks at reduced prices. Proceeds go to the Childrens Table Food Bank. Interviewing Strategies Thursday, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. La Casita, 1504 W University Ave. Come to the Interview Strategies Workshop to hear about applying for a job or graduate school from a CRC representative. Everyone is welcome. There will be food and drinks. Arwen Curry on Conner Calling, Floridas 89.1 WUFT FM Friday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 89.1 FM Hank Conner interviews Arwen Curry about her documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. Call or email your questions to: 352-3928989, fmcallin@wuft.org Young Life Donut Dash Saturday, 8 a.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church, Northwest 34th Street and Northwest 16th Avenue Join Young Life in the Donut Dash to raise funds to send Gainesvilles high school and middle school students to camp this summer. Prizes will be awarded after the two-mile race for best time, most donuts eaten and best costume. The entry fee for the race is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Email younglifegainesville@cox.net or call 352-672-0996 for more infor mation. 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. Rion Ballroom, Reitz Union Enjoy a comedic night with Nick Offerman. Best known for his role as Ron Swanson on NBCs critically acclaimed show Parks & Recreation, Nick Offermans humor has made him a fixture in television culture. Offerman received the Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011 after a previous nomination in 2010. The Critics Choice Awards also nominated him for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for 2011. No backpacks/large bags will be allowed in the ballroom. Wristbands will be given out at 7 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Gator1 cards are not required. ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) Workshop Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon Library West, Room 211 RSVP to dschwieder@ uflib.ufl.edu. Walk-ins also welcome. Learn more at http://blogs.uflib.ufl.edu/ news/?p=1231. Edible Book Contest Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon Library West walkway Entries must be edible and somehow relate to a book. Enter or stop by to view the entries and vote for best overall. Details at www. uflib.ufl.edu/readfest. Dive into Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin with filmmaker Arwen Curry Thursday, 6 p.m. Headquarters Library, 401 E University Avenue Find out more about Currys work on her documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. Come for a talk with Curry, including clips from the film. For more information, visit www.aclib.us/bigread. Rock for the Hungry Thursday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mars Pub and Laser Tag, 239 W University Ave. Head downtown Thursday night for the annual Rock for the Hungry Concert, sponsored by UF Golden THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAYSUNDAY SUNNY 86/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 83/58 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 78/51 SUNNY 86/51

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4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 Kelsey Grentzer / AlligatorSenior PromHazel Porter, 62, and Jason Davis, 39, dance to Build Me Up Buttercup with 19-year-old digital media sophomore Miriam Miyara on Tuesday night at Oak Parks senior prom. Read the story online at alligator.org. POLITICS JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterRick Santorum withdrew from the race for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday afternoon. The move came a day after the former senator brought his 3-year-old daughter, Bella, home from the hospital. According to news reports, she has a rare genetic condition and contracted pneumonia. Ryan Garcia, president of UF College Republicans, said he was excited to learn of Santorums announcement. The 21-year-old economics junior said Santorums decision to withdraw from the race was right for the party. The primary has divided the party, Gar cia said. Hes ready for Republicans to unite nomination. UF College Republicans has not endorsed a candidate but The organizations vice chairwoman, 20-year-old telecommunication and political science junior Katy Melchiorre, said she thinks most former Santorum supporters will now follow candidate Mitt Romney. Other politicians in the GOP race include Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. Its time that we all coalesced around one candidate and got ready to take on President Obama, Garcia said. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@alligator.org.Santorum pulls out of Republican presidential candidate raceSSantorum PRICE RESPONDS TO HATE INCIDENT ON CAMPUS. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator WriterStudent Senate President Aundre Price announced at Tuesdays meeting that he is forming a temporary committee to take action against hate crimes at UF. Price announced the formation of the Bias and Apprehension Committee, led by Sen. Monya Sharp. The committee will review the universitys policies on hate crimes and create a plan to reduce the chances of them occurring on campus. The committee will deal with gender, sexual orientation, ethnic and racial discrimination. After the meeting, Price said a potential action could be sending a message through listservs saying UF does not support hate and discrimination. Price said he was mainly spurred to create the committee by a hate crime that happened on campus. A petition supporting justice for Trayvon Martin was found with F--k That N----r scrawled in red marker. Sen. Umair Asghar said the petition was on a table at a Students for Democratic Society rally for Trayvon. During the marching, someone wrote that and ran away, he said. The Senate also unanimously passed a resolution condemning hate crimes and discrimination. You can spread awareness and hopefully change things, Price said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org.Student Senate president forms anti-hate committeeFamily, co-workers share doubts about truth of story told to policenarrative given to police. Jude was not arrested, but the investigation is still open, said GPD spokeswoman Cpl. Angelina Valuri. Detectives await an autopsy could take months. Tabitha Hardy, who worked with Michael, said Michael told her he did not get along with his roommates. He didnt think they could pay the rent, and he said he caught the brothers stealing marijuana from him twice. said, but he knew better. The brothers were bigger than he was. Hardy said she and her co-workers learned Michael was dead while at Moes. He was supposed to show up the next morning at 9:45. He always came on time, sweaty after the fourmile bike ride from his house to work. Somebody at Moes read about Michaels death on his Facebook page. Then, Hardy thought back to the day before. He looked pale, sick, distracted. Very different from his normal demeanor. Hardy became close with Michael because he wasnt afraid to look foolish. He laughed at your jokes. If you liked sports, he talked sports. If you liked music, he talked music. He could be friends with anybody, Har dy said. He was the most outgoing person you could know. And tough. Tough enough to eat a pepper to prove a point. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org SSHOOTIOOTING, from page 1

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Alexandra M. Sanchez / AlligatorOne Day Without ShoesKayla Malone, a 19-year-old freshman, walks around without shoes Tuesday. The political science major is partaking in the One Day Without Shoes campaign by TOMS Shoes to spread awareness on the impact a pair of shoes can have on children in poverty. TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterGainesville Police arrested a woman for allegedly driving drunk and hitting a pole near Archer Road while her three children were in the car. Myra A. Flowers, 27, of Ar cher, was booked on charges of child neglect at about 11:30 p.m. Monday. She drove her Nissan Altima into a pole at Exxon Mobil, 3960 SW Archer Road, and steered north on Southwest 40th Boulevard, her lights off and tires straddling both lanes, a witness told police. man found Flowers in the Red Roof Inn parking lot, she supported herself against the car. Its front license plate was bent, the right tire sat on top of the parking block and a bottle of Bud Light lay next to the passenger door. The children were still in the car, police said. Flowers speech was slurred. hands shook. The hotels front desk clerk drunk when she arrived earlier that day. The clerk couldnt read Flowers signature on the checkin form, so her 10-yearold daughter wrote her mothers name. Flowers she had four before driving to the hotel. After checking in, Flowers told the clerk she and her children were going to McDonalds, to which her daughter asked, We are walking, right? Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@ alligator.org.Woman charged with DUI, child neglect BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterSome Gainesville residents and UF students arent happy with city and county commissioners being backseat drivers. Within the past week, several residents have written emails to the City Commission disagreeing with a proposed plan to reduce the speed limit on a section of Interstate 75. Some students arent thrilled with the idea, either. Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe and 11 other commissioners asked the Florida Department of Transportation early this month to look into changing the speed limit. Lowe said he wants to decrease the speed limit from 70 mph to 55 mph between County Road 234 and State Road 222 to protect drivers, especially considering the aftermath of the Jan. 29 crashes on I-75 that killed 11 people. In an email to Lowe, Gainesville resident Richard Allen said lowering the speed limit to 65 mph is an option, but any lower would be unnecessary. tally inappropriate, he said. Sarah Kleinman, a 22-year-old history senior, said reducing the speed limit could lead to more rear-end collisions if drivers arent cautious about the change. Nadeige Pierre, a 21-year-old criminology junior, said lowering the speed limit would make the drive worse for truck drivers and commuters and called the proposed change inconvenient. In an interview earlier this month, Lowe said the speed limit needs to be reduced to protect drivers from crashes when there are a lot of cars on the road. into having an accident or having an accident with a fatality, Lowe said. Contact Ben Brasch at bbrasch@alligator.org.Residents, students unhappy with proposal to reduce I-75 speed limit cient and totally inappropriate.Richard AllenGainesville residentFlowers

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialWEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORThe 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 opinions@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.Todays question: Are you going to play Humans vs. Zombies? 97 TOTAL VOTES33% YES 67% NOTuesdays question: Do you use Instagram? Protest in PeaceJustice for Trayvon means no violenceLast week, the leader of a neo-Nazi group claimed its members were conducting armed patrols of Sanford, Fla., where Trayvon Martin was shot. patrols, people are worried about possible escalations in violence due to the racial tensions created by this controversial issue. Soon after the shooting, the New Black Panthers offered a $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman, claiming that Zimmerman should have been arrested for shooting Trayvon. the neighborhood where Trayvon was killed. In our own backyard this weekend, a 27-year-old man was beaten while walking home from bars in midtown. The mans injuries showed signs that he was attacked by a group of people, said Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Angelina Valuri. Valuri told the Gainesville Sun the attackers were black males who, the victim said, shouted Trayvon before they beat him. Of course, this is just an account of the incident by the victim, so it is hard to say whether they proclaimed Trayvon before they beat him or not, or even whether they were black. However, if the victims accounts of the incident are accurate, this attack is clearly symptomatic of an increase in violence related to Trayvons shooting. The escalation of and calls for violence following the Trayvon Martin killing have gotten out of hand for people on both sides of this issue. Of course, Trayvons shooting has greatly affected many people in this country. It has accentuated dormant racial tensions, causing divides and often furious debates about our justice system. Absolutely. Does this fact provide a legitimate excuse to call for or enAbsolutely not. If an injustice occurred, it can and should be discussed, questioned and ultimately condemned. However, by turning to violence in the face of injustice, the initial act of injustice or violence will be overshadowed by further unnecessary violence and escalation. None of us knows what really happened the night Trayvon was killed. Of course we can speculate, and there are many factors that were off about the incident and its subsequent investigation. But violence will not bring justice to Trayvon, and it will not lead to a better understanding of what happened that night. Instead, our energy should be directed at discovering the truth and making the necessary changes to prevent it from happening again.Society should only change when necessaryMost of us enter college with the intention to change society for the better. College students are natural catalysts for change we organize protests, debate in our classrooms and then return home to antagonize our more traditional parents. As Woodrow Wilson said, The purpose of a university should be to make a son as unlike his father as In the last 100 years, the Western world has under gone more cultural and societal upheaval than in the previous 900. The oldest among us have seen two world wars, the rise and fall of communism, the civil rights movement, the sexual revolution and the rise of both consumer capitalism and socialism. Superpowers have risen and been struck down. National borders have been erased and then redrawn. The have been shredded. The Internet, the most potent invention of all, has forced itself into our lives, fundamentally changing the way human beings communicate. All of this occurred in less time than it took the early Christian Church to debate the nature of the Trinity. These constant, exponential societal transitions are the result of the post-industrial age in which we live. We are conditioned to believe that the new is always better than the old in the same way a computer is better than a typewriter or the iPhone 4 is better than the iPhone 3. Calling something archaic has become an insult when it could just as easily be a compliment. Consider the slogans of President Barack Obamas 2008 campaign change we can believe in and yes sort of change occurred as long as we were changing. Norms and customs exist for a reason: They calm the wicked hearts of mankind, allowing us to live together in peace. Common culture forms a rich, interwoven tapestry that maintains humankind. Sometimes, it should be injustice. However, one can pull too many strings, and it appears that we take the existence of human civilization for granted these days. As of late, the Western world has yanked on its own cultural threads with unrestrained glee in the belief that change is always superior to the status quo. It is easy to destroy a I propose we chill for a few hundred years that we stop pulling on strings and instead step back to repatents, no new products. We should allow our existing institutions to adapt to the new climate rather than constantly gasping for air. Imagine what thoughtful discourse could occur if our churches, government and ply react. Yet this could never happen because the modern paradigm has already been created. We do not simply ter. After all, how could organizations like MoveOn.org academics get funding without new and exotic theses, Most of all, how could the consumer-capitalist machine keep churning without new shiny products to plaWe no longer only alter our culture when alterations are needed. We now change for the sake of change, and that is a scary thing indeed. Luke Bailey is a history junior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays. Luke Baileyopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 This month, Mitt Romney continued the disturbing and growing trend of attacking higher education when he said that President Barack Obama spent too much time at Harvard. A lot of media attention has been focused on the fact that Romney seems to have forgotten that he spent four years at Harvard. That would give him one more year at the big liberalelitist-producing factory than Obama. However, theres a much bigger problem with what Romney said than his hypocrisy. Why is higher education being attacked? This isnt just Romney being a politician, nor is it an isolated incident. The attack on higher education has been a growing trend in the Republican Party. The trend of attacking higher education started during Obamas 2008 presidential campaign, when the Republican National Committee portrayed Obama as a liberally educated elitist. Since then, members of the GOP have gone as far as to associate all forms of higher education with liberal elitism. During this election season, Rick Santorum described Obama as a snob for his own (incorrect) belief that Obama wanted everybody in America to go to college. Santorum said, There are good, decent men and women who go out and work hard everyday and put their skills to test that arent taught by some liberal college professor that (tries) to indoctrinate them. What was the audiences response to Santorums rant? Roaring applause. Indeed, there is actually a sigimagine a university education to be akin to indoctrination by liberal elitists that is, professors. Perhaps the politicians who attack higher education feel they have to do so to win supporters. Or maybe they think they need to keep their supporters as uneducated as possible to ensure future victories for their parties. Either way, the highly educated should not brush aside these delusions about higher education. attacks feel more bizarre than anything. However, we must the attacks Santorum and other Republican politicians make on education, and thus they should not be disregarded. intellectualism of Americans who antagonize higher education. That is why all Americans should aspire for their children to receive some form of higher education to help them learn how to think critically and for themselves, and to prevent the next generation of Americans from becoming unthinking people who accept whatever their preferred politician says through the television. I know an education does not ensure wisdom, and I know a person can become well-learned without a university education. I also know that having everyone receive higher education is an unrealistic goal because social, economic and personal circumstances will inevitably prevent many people from attending college. However, no one should be criticized for being highly educated, and other politicians should not let criticism on higher education slide. This is anti-intellectualism and antagonism taken one step too far. We cant rely on the world to educate Americans because the world today consists of television and deceitful politicians. higher education and ensure that this is something all Americans regard highly. Abdul Zalikha is a biology and English junior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays. Politicians attacks on higher education need to stopColumn Recently, Google replaced its old Android Market with the shiny, new Google Play. While the old Android Market was centered (obviously) on Android phones, Google Play sits dead-center on the Google toolbar used by PCs and smartphones alike. The service offers music, movies, books and games in one online marketplace. While obviously somewhat aping iTunes, Google Play differs in one major way from Apples mega-lucrative media service: Google Play stores all your media in the cloud, i.e. on the Internet, so you never have to download that song or game or book or whatever you want to have. You can simply stream your whatever of choice from the Web without ever properly downloading it to your computer. entertainment service. entertainment industry with their online, subscription-based video-streaming services. With iCloud, Apple lets users sync media across all their newfangled gizmos. themselves to movies and TV shows, and iCloud does not actually store media in the cloud. at omni-entertainment streamed strictly from the cloud. ICloud is not quivering in its boots quite yet. Although Google Play talks big, offering millions of songs and books and thousands of movies, its selection compared to Apples is pretty weak, and users who want e-books or movies will more likely turn to a Competitors can also take comfort in the fact that Googles ambitious side projects ofBut then, Google has never been a company to sneeze at. If Google Play gets some traction now, it could become a formative milestone in modphysically having ones music toward having a license to hear it. Ryan Kindel is a columnist for the Daily Trojan at the University of Southern California. Google Play has potential to be milestone for entertainmentUWire Abdul Zalikhaopinions@alligator.org Ryan KindelUWire

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Spaces going fast 352.379.9300 4-25-12-43-1THE POLOSNOW-ROOMATE MATCHING on 3/3s $424/person Call Today! 352-335-7656 4-25-12-65-1 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $400.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-28-12-85-1 Especially for students! Supreme 4BR/4BA condo at Countryside avail. now and Fall starting at $350/mo. Call for details Bristol Park Realty 352-367-2669. It's just better at Countryside! 5-22-11-20-1 $449/mo 1BR/1BA Gainesville Place Close to campus and Butler Plaza Lease Term Aug 18 to Aug 3 Females only, no pets, furnished (407)929-0458 maggyj09@ufl.edu 4-135-1 Walk to UF Campus/Midtown! 2BR/2BA house, summer sublease Two resident parking spots, access to pool $750/month ($375/room) Call/Text Stephanie: (904)881-1553 4-2012-10-1 ALL INCLUSIVE $375 COUNTRYSIDE AT UF-private suites; all the amenities & utility pkg. Call Cindy 352-339-3763 4-17-5-1 ONE MONTH FREE RENT. 1/1 @ Woodlands of Gainesville. $500/m (not including utilities) + 1 m deposit. Available May 7-July 25. Call (305) 393-9434. 4-19-12-7-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $375. 2br $425 372-6881, 213-3901 4-25-12-72-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-25-12-72-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood flrs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-25-12-72-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-12-12-171-2 2 and 3 Bedrooms $0 MOVE IN FEES! SPECIALS EXPIRE APRIL 13th 4-25-12-65-2 1/1 s Starting at $489 Water and Sewer Incl. 352-376-1248 4-25-11-72-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4s Only $459 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 4-25-72-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 4-25-11-72-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-25-12-72-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 1BRs $425-495 2BR/1.5BA, W/D $580 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-25-11-72-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 4-25-12-72-2 SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD Plasma TV for new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 4-25-12-72-2 Gatornest 300 NW 18 ST $550 1BR/1BA 3 blocks to UF Gatorside 1600 NW4 AVE $450 1BR/1BA 4 blocks to UF Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA Bike to UF No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 4-25-12-72-2 SUN KEY~SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 999~1001 SW 16th Avenue Close to UF, Shands & Vet School 2BR/1BA Sun Key units starting at $550 2BR/1.5BA Sun Harbor units starting at $575 Furnished Sun Key units available for Fall! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041/352.376.6720 4-25-11-80-2 2, 3, 4, & 5 BR houses blocks to UF. Rent directly from owner, no intermediary. Pets OK, dalyproperties.com or 352-359-3341/3595584 4-25-12-62-2 Trend's Student Rentals of the Month! Biven's North Huge 3BR Lakefront The Lofts 3BR condo on Univ Ave Near Law School 3/2 1,907 sf Text "Trend" to 313131 Trend4Rent.com 4-25-74-2 SUN KEY~SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 999~1001 SW 16th Avenue 1BR/1BA close to UF, Shands & Vet School Sun Key units starting at $475 Sun Harbor units $525 Furnished Sun Key units available for Fall! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041/352.376.6720 4-25-12-58-2 SUN BAY APARTMENTS 708 SW 16th Avenue Close to UF, Shands & Vet School 1bed/1bath units starting at $475 2bed/2bath units starting at $550 Reduced Deposits for Full Time Grads! Sun Island Properties 352.376.6720/352.376.7041 4-25-12-58-2 4BR/4BA Beautifully Renovated condo spacious kitchen, living area, and bedrooms partially furnished. W/D in unit. Great bus rts ten min to UF & shopping. $325/ room. Must rent all rooms at same time. Call(941)-232-1960 4-13-12-31-2 Cute HOUSES for Aug 1 View at www.10houses.com Cent H/A, W/D provided Quiet Areas Bike to UF 352-316-0154 nancy@10houses.com 4-1912-30-2 ***WALK OR BIKE TO UF ***3/2 vintage home or 2/2 apt includes parking, available August 2012. Call Carolyn 352538-3556 or email alligatoralley@cox.net 5-15-12-32-2 EXCELLENT SINGLE FAMILY HOMES 3BR/2BA & 4BR/3BA. Close to UF. 630 NW 34th Terr / 611 NW 36th Terr / 3404 NW 7th Pl. Call Mike 352-665-7316 Pets OK. 4-12-1220-2 2BR/2BA w Study, Screened porch, end unit (Rockwood Villas) $750/m, close to UF, I-75, shopping and bus; partially furnished, W/D, 904.874.5774 5-24-12-30-2 2BR/1BA, Central A/C, Mobile home on shady lot. On busline. Laundry room, No pets. From $345 $420/mo. Incl water. 1st MONTH FREE RENT. Vacant lots available 4546 NW 13th St. Call 376-5887 4-25-24-2 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publication days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be given after placing the ad. Corrections called in Customer error or changes: Online:

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10, ALLIGATOR 3/2 1,500 sq. ft., 1.1 acre lot, 2 car gar. Built in '05; Meadows on the Prairie. Off Archer Rd, 6 mi. W of I75. 10-15 min. to UF; 1520 min. to SFC. $600/mo. Master BR, $550/ mo. other rooms All utils incl 727-224-5847 4-25-12-23-2 Campus Edge 2360 SW Archer #618 2BR/2BA SS appliances + W/D, $1200/mo incl Internet & Cable! Pool & Fitness ctr. Call 901-581-0135 Walk to class, Shands on busline 5-31-12-28-2 Avail Aug 1. Need 4 students Poolside 4BR/4BA Countryside Condo. Commute UF/SFC, 2 bus rts, furn common area, W/D, Unfurn BRs, $365ea w/util cap, BR furn avail. $200 dep.Text/ph 386-233-0011, ph 386-676-9703, Nukken1@aol.com 4-2012-19-2 2brm/2bth available Rent $650 Deposit $500 call 352-367-1956 or cell 352-262-8050 or email stevemalu@yahoo.com 4-12-12-102 **********STUDENTS**********1,2,3 & 4 Bedroom Houses and Apartments available for Fall. All close to UF and Downtown. Call 870-2760 4-25-12-19-2 7 blks to UF, 4BR/3BA, 2 masters, POOL, HOT TUB, 2500sf, 2 prchs, 5 car park, responsible students or professionals only. $2275/mo Aug, yr. lease. 352-222-0211 4-12-12-10-2 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE OVERLOOKING A LARGE POND. Located west of Campus Credit Union on County Road 20, Millrun Subdivision. Clean & neat. $700/mo. Call 352-871-7801 pfitz100@yahoo.com 4-1212-10-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 4-1712-10-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com Call/text 352-538-1550 5-31-12-21-2 1BR COTTAGE BR, living room, den, kitchen & dining area. Approximately 750 sq ft. Free water, sewer, cable & internet. 1 mi west of I-75 off Williston Rd on gated farm. Very quiet. 1 yr lease. $500/mo 372-0507 4-19-12-10-2 TOP QUALITY GREAT LOCATIONS Upscale, 1 & 2 BR apts. 1 block to UF campus on N & E sides. Year lease, beginning summer or fall. Sorry, no pets. K & M Properties. 372-1509 5-15-12-13-2 Beautiful 2-story house. 2.5 mi to UF. 5BR/2.5BA 2400sq.ft. large treed lot. Very quiet neighbrhd. H/W & tile flrs, ceiling fans, walk-in closets, W/D, ref, stove, DW. $1600/ mo & sec dep. Avail 8/1/12. 727-686-1404 4-17-12-6-2 Very nice 3BR/2.5BA house. 2.5 mi from UF. Beautiful large, treed lot, H/W flrs, tile, vaulted ceiling in kitchen, walk-in closets. W/D, ref, stove, DW, ceiling fans. Avail 8/1/12. $925/mo sec dep req'd 727-686-1404 4-1712-6-2 Remodeled 3/1.5 near UF.Wood floor, central AC, new windows, granite, large fridge w/ water, marble, screened porch, fenced yard, wash/dryer, lawn care, whirlpool. $1,375 Aug. 1st. Greg 514-2039 Pets Ok 4-23-1210-2 Several cute & clean houses & apartments available for August, located in quiet NW areas near UF/Downtown. Rates from $435 per month. Call/Text Anita: 352-575-4395; Anita@cozygator.com; www.cozygator.com 5-17-12-14-2 2/1 duplex in Tower Oaks GlenCent A/C, laundry room w/ W/D, on bus route. No pets. $525/mo 1st month + last month. 6900 SW 21st Lane (352) 514-9698 4-17-12-5-2 ***********Walk to UF-Historic House********* 3bed/2bth 4 blks to UF. Cute, charming, lots of character. Hrd wood floors, tile, central AC, W/D, off street parking, private back yard. cats ok. Avail. Aug $1380/mo. 828.216.2565 4-25-11-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. DONT WAIT TO PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE ADLast spring semester paper published on April 25th.CALL TODAY!!!orPLACE YOUR AD AT WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG Staying for Summer? Sleep in late for class while staying at The Courtyards! Subleasing for Summer A and willing to negotiate on price! Please contact 407-310-0622 4-1810-3 ROOMMATE WANTED $300/month MAY, JUNE, JULY or ANY part thereof. FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED. Private room & bath in 2bdr/2.5 bath townhouse. Centralized location, 5-10 minute walk from sorority row, campus, and midtown. please call 863-528-0381 thanks! 4-13-5-3 Sublease needed from May1-Aug7 Campus Club Apts., $359/mo (3 pymts) Bedroom/shared bath, furnished Apt. Call or email for more info! 386-785-3859, jwolff@ufl.edu 4-16-5-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-25-72-4 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $400.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-28-12-85-4 Female roommate needed in furnished condo, 1.5 miles from UF $379/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more beautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871, Available 6/1/12 4-1112-20-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-25-72-5 Mobile Home with acreage ready to move in, great for pets. Lots of space for the price, 3Br 2Ba, serious offers only, no renters. (850)308-6473 3-20-1-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-25-12-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-25-12-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-25-12-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-25-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-12-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information.

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ALLIGATORCOMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-25-12-23-7 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 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-25-12-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 8-15-58-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-25-72-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 4-25-1272-12 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 95 F350 $999 97 FORD EXPLORER $1700 98 GRAND AM $1999 98 CHEVY VENTURE $2999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 98 CADILLAC CATERA $3999 00 BUICK CENTURY $3900 98 CHRYSLER SBRING $3900 01 MITS MIRAGE $3900 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 02 SATURN $3900 98 TOYOTA COROLLA $3900 98 TOYOTA 4RUNNER $4900 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $5900 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 99 ACURA INTEGRA $2999 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 98 HONDA ACCORD $3900 98 DODGE DURANGO $4999 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! 30 DAY WARRANTY! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 02 CHEVY CAMERO $6999 04 CHEVY ASTRO $6999 05 CHEVY IMPALA $7999 07 CHEVY COBALT $8999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 06 PT CRUISER $7999 02 DODGE RAM $8999 05 DODGE DURANGO $9999 04 KIA SORENTO $9999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 06 SATURN ION $7999 03 HONDA CRV $8999 05 GMC SIERRA $9999 05 FORD F150 $10,999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 HEADLINERS SAGGING?POWER WINDOWS DONT WORK? On site avail. Steves Headliners 352-226-1973 Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville 4-20-15-121970 VW BUGNewly rebuilt engine. Runs great. She's very cute. $3500. 352-949-2893 4-11-12-5-12 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 352-240-5062 if interested. 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 4-20-12-74-13 St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.com ATTENTION: Be a part of the next Global Network, already in over 100 countries. Currently seeking 4 serious students selected by Field Management to get paid to Socialize...Beleive IT!..561-241-6401 4-13-2-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted.

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12, ALLIGATOR What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be anINTERNIf you are enrolled as a UF or SFC student available to work 10-12 hours a week this summer, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by The Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA. What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aPAID SALES REPIf you are enrolled as a UF or SFC student available to work 15-20 hours a week this summer, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-12-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-25-1272-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2512-72-14 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 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 Do you want to quit smoking? We are currently recruiting smokers between the ages of 18 and 60 for a smoking cessation study. Please contact the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or smokeclinic@gmail.com for further details. 4-24-30-14 RTNCF needs students for summer camp counselors. Overnight camp, July in Alachua. Need AmeriCorps Members for August (352)692-4973 http://rebuildingtogetherncf.org 4-11-12-1514 CAREER POSITIONS Stay in Gainesville! Full and part time. 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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Barry grabs weekly award Whittaker wins SEC honor THE GATORS WON 6-3. MATT WATTS TALLAHASSEE It had been 54 years since Florida swept a season series against Florida State, and for three innings Tuesday it looked like that number would increase to 55. Seminoles starter Scott Sitz came out aggressive, sitting down the Gators in order in jams in the second and third. Meanwhile, lefty Brian Johnson, making a rare midweek start for Florida, was touched up for a home in the third. For a while, it appeared UF was destined to continue its recent slide. Instead, the bats down, allowing the No. 7 Gators (26-7) to clinch a 6-3 win, their third this season against the top-ranked Seminoles (27-6). couple years (at UF), it was tough; they really had our number, catcher Mike Zunino said. To come out and play well against them this year is a good feeling. ing, winning 9-2 in Gainesville before taking the second meeting 4-1 in Jacksonville. For all but two seniors, Tuesday was the ries against the Seminoles. With Florida struggling of late, dropping from the top spot in the national Kevin OSullivan said the team wanted this win as much as it needed it. First step: starting Johnson. We needed to try to win, I mean we UF completes sweep of FSUSEE BASEBALL, PAGE 14 TOM GREEN Down 3-0 early on the road against top-ranked FSU, Florida coach Kevin OSullivan was worried that the Seminoles would keep piling on the runs. So naturally, Floridas skipper went to his trusted relievers. When OSullivan made the call, an unlikely candidate emerged from the um: freshman Ryan Harris. You can only go to the well so many times with the same guys over and over, OSullivan said. Somebody has to step up. On Tuesday night, that somebody was Harris. After junior lefty Brian Johnson, a staple in Floridas weekend rotation, put the Gators in an early 3-0 hole, Harris entered in the fourth to clean up the mess. The little-used pitcher out of Jupiter made the most of the opportunity against the nations top team, completely shutting down the Seminoles lineup over the course of three innings in the Gators 6-3 win. The righty entered the game with just six innings pitched on the season, and only one outing that lasted longer than one frame a two-inning relief appearance against Florida Atlantic on March 6. That didnt matter against the Seminoles, though, as Harris looked liked a grizzled veteran against an FSU offense that entered the contest averaging 7.1 runs per game and looked to be well on pace for that and more against Florida. Harris tossed three perfect innings three innings were as many as he pitched Harris stellar in unlikely appearance against NolesTHE BOOTHE REVIEW To the 36 University of Florida studentathletes currently grinding, Before we get started, Ill admit I didnt realize until I was already writing this column that I should be correctly addressing you almost as colleagues and not just people I regularly write about. So, here it goes. Welcome to sports journalism, Greg Larson, Elizabeth Beisel and Frankie Hammond. You see, as I scanned Twitter yesterday morning for the umpteenth time looking for a fresh controversy in college athletics or an interesting angle to opine about, I came across a well-produced YouTube promo and link to your newly unveiled blog: The Gator Grind. Immediately, I thought, Aha! I found it. Who do these 36 Florida athletes think they are? Theyve started their own sports site that gives notable Gators like Patric Young and Matt Patchan a chance to write about their team and talk about what the daily life of a Division-I basketball or football player is like. But thats what Im trying to do every day at this paper, I continued to ramble. These guys might as well be stealing the beer money right out of my wallet and the junk food off my rarely used kitchen table. Your YouTube video was also misleading. At nearly two minutes long, the clip correctly showed Young dunking a basketball and Michelle Moultrie divbut I know for a fact that Trey Burton does not complete passes. Eventually, though, I got over my insecure whining. After taking a moment to catch my breath and think about what this site could actually mean for UF sports coverage, I realized that an interesting and progressive idea was brewing over at The Gator Grind. You might be a new step in sports journalism. Currently there are four sources of information interested readers can visit to learn about Gators sports at any time: the fan-run blogs, pay sites, traditional print media like the Gainesville Sun and the Alligator and, of course, the University Athletic Associations GatorZone.com. All of these outlets offer ranging perspeccoverage. tial to expand the impact were seeing each O pen letter to The Gator Grind: Your site can be game-changing SEE BOOTHE, PAGE 14 SEE HARRIS, PAGE 14 John Boothe Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff OSullivan UF Baseball

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over to our older guys and give us a good effort, OSullivan said. Thats the bottom line. This team needed a win moving forward. from several upperclassmen Zunino hit the game-tying home Nolan Fontana both added solo shots later it was the under classmen who really stepped up. freshman Ryan Harris in the fourth after allowing two earned runs on just his eighth appearance. Freshman second baseman Casey Turgeons single ended a frustrating start to the game for the Gators in which they loaded nings but failed to plate a run. On the night, Florida stranded 10 base runners and had three thrown out at either third or home. Theres a lot of things that happen throughout the nine innings that you look back (and say), If we had just done something here or just done something there, OSullivan said. No one talks about (the struggles with the bases loaded) because you end up winning 6-3, but those are things we do have to improve on. After Harris three scoreless innings, Steven Rodriguez struck Austin Maddox earned the save with 1.2 hitless innings of relief. In all, the bullpen combined for six innings of one-hit ball, seven strikeouts and zero runs allowed. Florida State took an early 3-0 lead, it was huge, OSullivan said. We needed to stop their momentum. Im afraid if we dont do that, they may really take it to us. Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@ alligator.org. 14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFreshman right-hander Ryan Harris entered in the fourth inning and pitched three frames against the No. 1 Seminoles without allowing a run. Freshman throws three shutout frames in longest outing of seasonIn order to win midweek games, theres always a guy that comes out of the pen and eats up some innings for you and does a really good job, OSullivan said. Luckily for us, it was Ryan. After Florida States bats jumped ahead early 6-foot-2 right-hander kept the Seminoles off balance with a steady dose of sinking fastballs low and inside that frequently made contact with the handles of FSUs bats. Harris (1-0, 2.25 ERA) induced eight groundball outs during his outing including four to third baseman Cody Dent and didnt allow a sixth innings. (I was) just getting out there and throwing it Harris said. They did a great job. During his trip through the Seminoles order, Harris threw a career-high 37 pitches, including the sixth inning. He was also the only Florida pitcher to retire FSU junior second baseman Dea triple shy of the cycle. Harris three perfect innings kept FSU in check while UFs offense came back and took the lead. His outing also highlighted a six-inning shutout effort by Floridas stout bullpen. It was big for Ryan to come in and put up zeroes it was huge, catcher Mike Zunino said. It stopped momentum. We were able to piece together a couple of at-bats and get some back. He continued to do what he was doing and got it to our big dogs in the end. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org. HARRIS, from page 13 BasASEballBALL, from page 13Underclassmen Turgeon, Harris key winday with Florida athletes Twitwont be limited to 140 characters. Its an exciting prospective to think these players can add to the spectrum of UF sports cover analysis. Some are certainly qualhave leadership or writing positions at the site are also working on degrees from the College of tions. The only hesitation I have as an interested and concerned reader, however, is the question of oversight. Is this site truly your own or will its stories be tempered and tamed by the UAAs administration and its public relations staff? If the latter is true, its a shame. The Gator Grind has a chance to not only make a fan out of me, but potentially thousands of readers. It can be much more than a cute project with brief blog posts. Id love to read an athletes tions to individual games, coaching changes and NCAA rules and issues. It would also be great to see them responding to any inaccuracies in media coverage of their teams. So heres me saying good luck to everyone involved at The Gator Grind. I cant wait to read about Florida sports through your perspective. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org. BOOThHE, from page 13 In order to win midweek games, theres always a guy that comes out of the pen and eats up some innings for you and does a really good job.Kevin OSullivanUF baseball coach

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JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer This is nothing new for Sami Fagan. For the second time this season, the freshman third baseman was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week prior to Floridas matchup against UCF on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The award comes on the heels of Fagans best offensive effort so far this season. In three games against Ole Miss and one against No. 21 Florida State, Fagan home run of the year in Tallahassee. But for Fagan, racking up accolades wont change her as a player. It doesnt really affect me that much, she said. I appreciate the award but Im still going to be doing everything I have been doing the exact same way. We came in here doing the same thing weve been doing since the summer. So were just playing how weve always played. However, Fagans play has actually improved since she won the award back on Feb. 19. The freshman from Dunnellon ranks second among active Gators with a .370 batting average and 47 hits. And now the speedy, hit-for-contact leadoff hitter has shown her power and ability to knock in runs this past week. Fagan has hit more than a third of her 20 RBI in the last four games. She had at least one RBI in every game last week But Fagan isnt the only Florida freshman worthy of conference accolades. Lauren Haeger knows what it takes to win a collegiate award, having garnered a team-high three SEC Freshman of the conference and national awards this season have come from the two freshmen, Haeger said she and Fagan have successfully avoided that. My head has never gotten big from that, she said. Were just the same. Were always just ourselves. It is always nice to get your name out there but it reAnd its not just Haeger and Fagan pulling the load for the freshman class. Bailey Castro has a chance to become the third award-winning freshman on the team thanks to her recent success. She hit three homers over the weekend, including two on Sunday in a seven-RBI performance that tied the UF single-game RBI record. I think Bailey will win that award, definitely, Haeger said. She is a great hitter and its so great to have her back in our lineup and doing well, getting back to her normal self. Earning the honor after being sidelined with a leg injury earlier this season would not only exemplify Castros power, but her perseverance as well. It would be a good accomplishment, Castro said. Im just trying to do good for the team and if it comes it would be great. Everyone always hopes to win something, so it would be nice if it happens. Coach Tim Walton is perhaps the proudest of the success the freshmen have had this season. After all, hes the one who place. Im sure hes very proud of us, Haeger said. I think he thinks its great that we win this stuff because it gets us recognized and gets our names out there and to let people know that we are a bunch of freshmen, but we can play.Fagan grabs second weekly award ahead of UCF matchupWEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15Brett Le Blanc/ Alligator StaffThird baseman Sami Fagan won her second Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honors after notching seven RBI, including a homer, in her last four games. David Carr/ Alligator StaffFreshman Kiersten Wang scored a career-high 9.875 on vault in the LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer opportunity to shine Saturday. With senior Nicole Ellis sitting out vault with a hip injury, coach someone who could step into Ellis No. 2 role. Faehn decided to roll with Wang, a freshman who trained well at UFs regional practice session. I didnt know I was competing until training day, Wang said. They wanted to see if me or Jamie (Shisler) would be the better pick for our team. I was lucky to get the opportunity to compete. I was in shock. For No. 1 Florida, Wangs per formance was a pleasant surprise. On the biggest stage of her young collegiate career, she recorded a season-best 9.875 on vault. Her score was a key factor in the Gators impressive vault total of 49.55 at NCAA Regionals. It was a different experience, Wang said. Honestly, all I thought about was what I have been doing in practice, which is to pay attention to the good layout before you twist. At the end, I thought about what Rhondas been telling me about the solid so I would catch the landing. Wangs moxie on vault motivated Floridas four all-around competitors. Junior Ashane Dickerson and sophomore Alaina Johnson shared the event title (9.95) after sticking their landings. Junior Marissa King (9.875) and freshman Kytra Hunter (9.9) also hit their vault routines. To see her go out and hit her vault like shes done in the gym was exciting, Dickerson said. It gave me a boost of energy to do the same. Before Saturday, Wang had not performed on vault since Jan. 20 exhibition against Kentucky. Her last non-exhibition competition was a week earlier. In two lineup appearances and one exhibition on vault in January, she averaged a 9.72. I know she struggled a little bit at the beginning of the season just with her body feeling tired, King said. She wasnt used to the conditioning and the numbers we do here. Injuries also hindered Wangs progress early this year. In February, she pulled her left quad, which kept her out of vault training for almost a month. After her quad began feeling better, she suffered a sprained left ankle a week before the Southeastern Conference Championships. Shes kind of had a rough go of it this year. Its been a big transition for her, Faehn said. For her within a week and a half to transition into the vault lineup and perform really well, Im proud of her not giving up. She competed the way she was training. She didnt let the pressure or being on the regional stage make her more nervous. Faehn said Tuesday that she doubts Ellis will see action at vault during the NCAA Championships on April 20, although the decision will be based on the results of an MRI on her hip. If Ellis is a no-go, Faehn said Wang would likely see vault again when the Gators compete in Duluth, Ga. I hope Nicole comes back, but it would be awesome for Kiersten to do a vault, too, King said. Its a debate, and whoever goes in, well support them 100 percent.Wangs vault performance helps spring UF to NCAA ChampionshipsSOFTBALL To see her go out and hit her vault like shes done in the gym was exciting. It gave me a boost of energy to do the same.Ashane DickersonUF gymnast

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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 136 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Read the story online at alligator.org. Residents protest proposed changes to I-75 speed limitThe proposal would change the speed limit to 55 mph, pg 5. After a poor start on the mound, Brian Johnson hit a home run in the ninth to help UF defeat FSU 6-3 on Tuesday. See story, page 13. Santorum pulls out of Republican presidential candidate raceUF students react to the news, pg. 4. 86 /51 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Rachel Crosby / Alligator Eighteen-year-old animal biology freshman Megan Smith, dressed as a zombie, offers free hugs to passersby on Turlington Plaza on Tuesday to promote the Human vs. Zombies game. WADE MILLWARD Alligator Contributing Writer Walker Finns gun is a force to be reckoned with. Hell need it today for the beginning of the end of the world. The 20-year-old mechanical engineering sophomore is one of about 400 students ready for Humans vs. Zomtic game of tag played across campus that begins today. Players start as humans, except for the original zombie, who turns players into zombies by touching them. Zombies try to tag humans, who in turn try to survive unHumans can shoot zombies with toy darts or throw socks at them to stun them temporarily. Bandanas are used to distinguish the teams zombies wear bandanas on their heads and humans wear them on their arms. Moderators wear one bandana on each arm. Rebecca Foster, 21-year-old psychology junior and president of Gators HvZ, said the number of people registering each semester has leveled off at about 300 to 500 players. As of Tuesday, 270 students were registered, and Foster expects about 400 players. She said the game, which includes a story and missions, grew as it was more accepted on campus. HvZ used money from Student Government to pay bandanas. Players who dont return bandanas are banned. The zombies have won seven of the eight games played at UF since Spring 2010, Foster said. The game gave Finn a chance to put his hobby of modifying dart guns to good use. The self-proclaimed career human said he cant resist the thrill of shooting the walking dead. It feels awesome to survive insurmountable odds against zombies, he said. Humans vs. Zombies takes bite out of UFLOCAL DAVID A. MURPHY Alligator Contributing Writer have another airline option. Beginning Sunday, Silver Airways will ofAirport to Tampa International Airport and Orlando International Airport. We are in a nice growth period, said Laura Aguiar, manager of public relations and governmental affairs. Tickets are $49 one way, which is an introductory rate. piece of checked luggage and $35 for the second. Flights last less than one hour. passengers to avoid Atlanta International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world. Another airline gives them another connection option, another price point, another Silver Airways moved its operation from Ft. Lauderdale to take advantage of an empty hangar at the Gainesville Regional Airport. The airline will bring about 100 jobs to Gainesville. Laurel McKay, a 20-year-old civil engineering sophomore, uses the Gainesville Regional Airport about four times a year, at the beginning and end of each semester. McKay doesnt go home to Massachusetts very often. She said its too expensive to travel. Atlanta. Because of that, she might be able to go home more often. Its a more feasible option, and time-wise its not too much more traveling, she said. MOES HOSTED FUNDRAISER FOR FAMILY. TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer When Michael Crace was about 12 years old, he grabbed an ornamental pepper and looked at his uncle. Dont even think about putting that in your mouth, Charlie Crace told him. I can eat them, Michael said. No, you cant, Charlie replied. Them are too hot. Watch me. Michael popped the pepper into his mouth and chewed. I stood there for a minute before I went and got the bread to cool his mouth off, Charlie said Tuesday evening. That boy had tears in his eyes. On the night of April 2, Michael Crace died after three pulls by his 20 years old. According to Gainesville Police, Jude Rizzo put a trio of bullets in Michaels chest in self-defense. There were no other witnesses. Michael worked at the Moes Southwest Grill at 7770 W Newberry Road. The restaurant hosted a fundraiser Tuesday, with proceeds from customers with a ticket going to the Craces to help the family pay for Michaels funeral. Charlie was sitting with Michaels grandfather, Harold, and telling old stories about the boy. But Michaels family and coworkers share doubts about the Death of Santa Fe student still being investigatedSEE SHOOTING, PAGE 4 Its a more feasible option, and timewise its not too much more traveling.Laurel McKaycivil engineering sophomoreAbout 400 students will participate this semester It feels awesome to survive insurmountable odds against zombies.Walker FinnUF sophomoreCrace

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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 136 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENINGVegfest Today, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plaza of the Americas Stop by the Plaza of the Americas for the Student Animal Alliances annual vegan food giveaway, featur ing free food from dozens of local and national vendors. Try food and pick up literature about a vegan lifestyle. The World of Ursula K. Le Guin Today, 4:30 p.m. Ustler Center for Womens Studies & Gender This event will feature a roundtable discussion on Le Guins legacy: Meredith Ann Pierce, Stephanie Smith, Tace Hedrick, Michelle Harris and Arwen Curry. It is cosponsored by the Center for Womens Studies and Gender Research and the Department of English. For more infor mation, visit www.aclib.us/ bigread. Institute of Black Culture presents Good Fortune Today, 6 p.m. Institute of Black Culture The IBC presents the documentary film Good Fortune in this weeks IBCinema series. This film shows the impact of two Westernfacilitated development projects in Kenya and discovers why the residents of these regions are resisting the developments. Everyone is welcome. The IBC is located across the street from Library West. If you have any questions regarding the film or the IBCinema series, contact Dr. Johnson at johnj@multicultural.ufl.edu. Faces of Israel: Not Politics. Not Falafel. Everything in Between. Today, 6 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave. Join Hillel for this highly interactive program that combines news updates, presentations about the Jewishness of the State of Israel with discussion about religion and state issues in Israel today. A buffet-style, Kosherfor-Passover meal will be served. Radical About Christ Bible Study Today, 6:15 p.m. Matherly Hall, Room 151 Come and enjoy the word of God tonight. RUB Entertainment, IRHA, and Accent Speakers Bureau Present: Nick Offerman Today, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Key. For the $7 entry fee, youll see local bands and get drinks at reduced prices. Proceeds go to the Childrens Table Food Bank. Interviewing Strategies Thursday, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. La Casita, 1504 W University Ave. Come to the Interview Strategies Workshop to hear about applying for a job or graduate school from a CRC representative. Everyone is welcome. There will be food and drinks. Arwen Curry on Conner Calling, Floridas 89.1 WUFT FM Friday, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 89.1 FM Hank Conner interviews Arwen Curry about her documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. Call or email your questions to: 352-3928989, fmcallin@wuft.org Young Life Donut Dash Saturday, 8 a.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church, Northwest 34th Street and Northwest 16th Avenue Join Young Life in the Donut Dash to raise funds to send Gainesvilles high school and middle school students to camp this summer. Prizes will be awarded after the two-mile race for best time, most donuts eaten and best costume. The entry fee for the race is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Email younglifegainesville@cox.net or call 352-672-0996 for more infor mation. 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. Rion Ballroom, Reitz Union Enjoy a comedic night with Nick Offerman. Best known for his role as Ron Swanson on NBCs critically acclaimed show Parks & Recreation, Nick Offermans humor has made him a fixture in television culture. Offerman received the Television Critics Association Award for Achievement in Comedy in 2011 after a previous nomination in 2010. The Critics Choice Awards also nominated him for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for 2011. No backpacks/large bags will be allowed in the ballroom. Wristbands will be given out at 7 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Gator1 cards are not required. ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) Workshop Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon Library West, Room 211 RSVP to dschwieder@ uflib.ufl.edu. Walk-ins also welcome. Learn more at http://blogs.uflib.ufl.edu/ news/?p=1231. Edible Book Contest Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon Library West walkway Entries must be edible and somehow relate to a book. Enter or stop by to view the entries and vote for best overall. Details at www. uflib.ufl.edu/readfest. Dive into Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin with filmmaker Arwen Curry Thursday, 6 p.m. Headquarters Library, 401 E University Avenue Find out more about Currys work on her documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. Come for a talk with Curry, including clips from the film. For more information, visit www.aclib.us/bigread. Rock for the Hungry Thursday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mars Pub and Laser Tag, 239 W University Ave. Head downtown Thursday night for the annual Rock for the Hungry Concert, sponsored by UF Golden THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY SUNNY 86/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 83/58 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 78/51 SUNNY 86/51

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4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 Kelsey Grentzer / AlligatorSenior PromHazel Porter, 62, and Jason Davis, 39, dance to Build Me Up Buttercup with 19-year-old digital media sophomore Miriam Miyara on Tuesday night at Oak Parks senior prom. Read the story online at alligator.org. POLITICS JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterRick Santorum withdrew from the race for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday afternoon. The move came a day after the former senator brought his 3-year-old daughter, Bella, home from the hospital. According to news reports, she has a rare genetic condition and contracted pneumonia. Ryan Garcia, president of UF College Republicans, said he was excited to learn of Santorums announcement. The 21-year-old economics junior said Santorums decision to withdraw from the race was right for the party. The primary has divided the party, Gar cia said. Hes ready for Republicans to unite nomination. UF College Republicans has not endorsed a candidate but The organizations vice chairwoman, 20-year-old telecommunication and political science junior Katy Melchiorre, said she thinks most former Santorum supporters will now follow candidate Mitt Romney. Other politicians in the GOP race include Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. Its time that we all coalesced around one candidate and got ready to take on President Obama, Garcia said. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@alligator.org.Santorum pulls out of Republican presidential candidate raceSantorum PRICE RESPONDS TO HATE INCIDENT ON CAMPUS. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator WriterStudent Senate President Aundre Price announced at Tuesdays meeting that he is forming a temporary committee to take action against hate crimes at UF. Price announced the formation of the Bias and Apprehension Committee, led by Sen. Monya Sharp. The committee will review the universitys policies on hate crimes and create a plan to reduce the chances of them occurring on campus. The committee will deal with gender, sexual orientation, ethnic and racial discrimination. After the meeting, Price said a potential action could be sending a message through listservs saying UF does not support hate and discrimination. Price said he was mainly spurred to create the committee by a hate crime that happened on campus. A petition supporting justice for Trayvon Martin was found with F--k That N----r scrawled in red marker. Sen. Umair Asghar said the petition was on a table at a Students for Democratic Society rally for Trayvon. During the marching, someone wrote that and ran away, he said. The Senate also unanimously passed a resolution condemning hate crimes and discrimination. You can spread awareness and hopefully change things, Price said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org.Student Senate president forms anti-hate committeeFamily, co-workers share doubts about truth of story told to policenarrative given to police. Jude was not arrested, but the investigation is still open, said GPD spokeswoman Cpl. Angelina Valuri. Detectives await an autopsy could take months. Tabitha Hardy, who worked with Michael, said Michael told her he did not get along with his roommates. He didnt think they could pay the rent, and he said he caught the brothers stealing marijuana from him twice. said, but he knew better. The brothers were bigger than he was. Hardy said she and her co-workers learned Michael was dead while at Moes. He was supposed to show up the next morning at 9:45. He always came on time, sweaty after the fourmile bike ride from his house to work. Somebody at Moes read about Michaels death on his Facebook page. Then, Hardy thought back to the day before. He looked pale, sick, distracted. Very different from his normal demeanor. Hardy became close with Michael because he wasnt afraid to look foolish. He laughed at your jokes. If you liked sports, he talked sports. If you liked music, he talked music. He could be friends with anybody, Har dy said. He was the most outgoing person you could know. And tough. Tough enough to eat a pepper to prove a point. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org SHOOTING, from page 1

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Alexandra M. Sanchez / AlligatorOne Day Without ShoesKayla Malone, a 19-year-old freshman, walks around without shoes Tuesday. The political science major is partaking in the One Day Without Shoes campaign by TOMS Shoes to spread awareness on the impact a pair of shoes can have on children in poverty. TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterGainesville Police arrested a woman for allegedly driving drunk and hitting a pole near Archer Road while her three children were in the car. Myra A. Flowers, 27, of Ar cher, was booked on charges of child neglect at about 11:30 p.m. Monday. She drove her Nissan Altima into a pole at Exxon Mobil, 3960 SW Archer Road, and steered north on Southwest 40th Boulevard, her lights off and tires straddling both lanes, a witness told police. man found Flowers in the Red Roof Inn parking lot, she supported herself against the car. Its front license plate was bent, the right tire sat on top of the parking block and a bottle of Bud Light lay next to the passenger door. The children were still in the car, police said. Flowers speech was slurred. hands shook. The hotels front desk clerk drunk when she arrived earlier that day. The clerk couldnt read Flowers signature on the checkin form, so her 10-yearold daughter wrote her mothers name. Flowers she had four before driving to the hotel. After checking in, Flowers told the clerk she and her children were going to McDonalds, to which her daughter asked, We are walking, right? Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@ alligator.org.Woman charged with DUI, child neglect BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterSome Gainesville residents and UF students arent happy with city and county commissioners being backseat drivers. Within the past week, several residents have written emails to the City Commission disagreeing with a proposed plan to reduce the speed limit on a section of Interstate 75. Some students arent thrilled with the idea, either. Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe and 11 other commissioners asked the Florida Department of Transportation early this month to look into changing the speed limit. Lowe said he wants to decrease the speed limit from 70 mph to 55 mph between County Road 234 and State Road 222 to protect drivers, especially considering the aftermath of the Jan. 29 crashes on I-75 that killed 11 people. In an email to Lowe, Gainesville resident Richard Allen said lowering the speed limit to 65 mph is an option, but any lower would be unnecessary. tally inappropriate, he said. Sarah Kleinman, a 22-year-old history senior, said reducing the speed limit could lead to more rear-end collisions if drivers arent cautious about the change. Nadeige Pierre, a 21-year-old criminology junior, said lowering the speed limit would make the drive worse for truck drivers and commuters and called the proposed change inconvenient. In an interview earlier this month, Lowe said the speed limit needs to be reduced to protect drivers from crashes when there are a lot of cars on the road. into having an accident or having an accident with a fatality, Lowe said. Contact Ben Brasch at bbrasch@alligator.org.Residents, students unhappy with proposal to reduce I-75 speed limit cient and totally inappropriate.Richard AllenGainesville residentFlowers

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialWEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Joey Flechas EDITOR Emily Morrow MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORThe 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 opinions@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.Todays question: Are you going to play Humans vs. Zombies? 97 TOTAL VOTES33% YES 67% NOTuesdays question: Do you use Insta gram? Protest in PeaceJustice for Trayvon means no violenceLast week, the leader of a neo-Nazi group claimed its members were conducting armed patrols of Sanford, Fla., where Trayvon Martin was shot. patrols, people are worried about possible escalations in violence due to the racial tensions created by this controversial issue. Soon after the shooting, the New Black Panthers offered a $10,000 reward for the capture of George Zimmerman, claiming that Zimmerman should have been arrested for shooting Trayvon. the neighborhood where Trayvon was killed. In our own backyard this weekend, a 27-year-old man was beaten while walking home from bars in midtown. The mans injuries showed signs that he was attacked by a group of people, said Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Angelina Valuri. Valuri told the Gainesville Sun the attackers were black males who, the victim said, shouted Trayvon before they beat him. Of course, this is just an account of the incident by the victim, so it is hard to say whether they proclaimed Trayvon before they beat him or not, or even whether they were black. However, if the victims accounts of the incident are accurate, this attack is clearly symptomatic of an increase in violence related to Trayvons shooting. The escalation of and calls for violence following the Trayvon Martin killing have gotten out of hand for people on both sides of this issue. Of course, Trayvons shooting has greatly affected many people in this country. It has accentuated dor mant racial tensions, causing divides and often furious debates about our justice system. Absolutely. Does this fact provide a legitimate excuse to call for or enAbsolutely not. If an injustice occurred, it can and should be discussed, questioned and ultimately condemned. However, by turning to violence in the face of injustice, the initial act of injustice or violence will be overshadowed by further unnecessary violence and escalation. None of us knows what really happened the night Trayvon was killed. Of course we can speculate, and there are many factors that were off about the incident and its subsequent investigation. But violence will not bring justice to Trayvon, and it will not lead to a better understanding of what happened that night. Instead, our energy should be directed at discovering the truth and making the necessary changes to prevent it from happening again.Society should only change when necessaryMost of us enter college with the intention to change society for the better. College students are natural catalysts for change we organize protests, debate in our classrooms and then return home to antagonize our more traditional parents. As Woodrow Wilson said, The purpose of a university should be to make a son as unlike his father as In the last 100 years, the Western world has under gone more cultural and societal upheaval than in the previous 900. The oldest among us have seen two world wars, the rise and fall of communism, the civil rights movement, the sexual revolution and the rise of both consumer capitalism and socialism. Superpowers have risen and been struck down. National borders have been erased and then redrawn. The have been shredded. The Internet, the most potent invention of all, has forced itself into our lives, fundamentally changing the way human beings communicate. All of this occurred in less time than it took the early Christian Church to debate the nature of the Trinity. These constant, exponential societal transitions are the result of the post-industrial age in which we live. We are conditioned to believe that the new is always better than the old in the same way a computer is better than a typewriter or the iPhone 4 is better than the iPhone 3. Calling something archaic has become an insult when it could just as easily be a compliment. Consider the slogans of President Barack Obamas 2008 campaign change we can believe in and yes sort of change occurred as long as we were changing. Norms and customs exist for a reason: They calm the wicked hearts of mankind, allowing us to live together in peace. Common culture forms a rich, interwoven tapestry that maintains humankind. Sometimes, it should be injustice. However, one can pull too many strings, and it appears that we take the existence of human civilization for granted these days. As of late, the Western world has yanked on its own cultural threads with unrestrained glee in the belief that change is always superior to the status quo. It is easy to destroy a I propose we chill for a few hundred years that we stop pulling on strings and instead step back to repatents, no new products. We should allow our existing institutions to adapt to the new climate rather than constantly gasping for air. Imagine what thoughtful discourse could occur if our churches, government and ply react. Yet this could never happen because the modern paradigm has already been created. We do not simply ter. After all, how could organizations like MoveOn.org academics get funding without new and exotic theses, Most of all, how could the consumer-capitalist machine keep churning without new shiny products to plaWe no longer only alter our culture when alterations are needed. We now change for the sake of change, and that is a scary thing indeed. Luke Bailey is a history junior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays. Luke Baileyopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 This month, Mitt Romney continued the disturbing and growing trend of attacking higher education when he said that President Barack Obama spent too much time at Harvard. A lot of media attention has been focused on the fact that Romney seems to have forgotten that he spent four years at Harvard. That would give him one more year at the big liberalelitist-producing factory than Obama. However, theres a much bigger problem with what Romney said than his hypocrisy. Why is higher education being attacked? This isnt just Romney being a politician, nor is it an isolated incident. The attack on higher education has been a growing trend in the Republican Party. The trend of attacking higher education started during Obamas 2008 presidential campaign, when the Republican National Committee portrayed Obama as a liberally educated elitist. Since then, members of the GOP have gone as far as to associate all forms of higher education with liberal elitism. During this election season, Rick Santorum described Obama as a snob for his own (incorrect) belief that Obama wanted everybody in America to go to college. Santorum said, There are good, decent men and women who go out and work hard everyday and put their skills to test that arent taught by some liberal college professor that (tries) to indoctrinate them. What was the audiences response to Santorums rant? Roaring applause. Indeed, there is actually a sigimagine a university education to be akin to indoctrination by liberal elitists that is, professors. Perhaps the politicians who attack higher education feel they have to do so to win supporters. Or maybe they think they need to keep their supporters as uneducated as possible to ensure future victories for their parties. Either way, the highly educated should not brush aside these delusions about higher education. attacks feel more bizarre than anything. However, we must the attacks Santorum and other Republican politicians make on education, and thus they should not be disregarded. intellectualism of Americans who antagonize higher education. That is why all Americans should aspire for their children to receive some form of higher education to help them learn how to think critically and for themselves, and to prevent the next generation of Americans from becoming unthinking people who accept whatever their preferred politician says through the television. I know an education does not ensure wisdom, and I know a person can become well-learned without a university education. I also know that having everyone receive higher education is an unrealistic goal because social, economic and personal circumstances will inevitably prevent many people from attending college. However, no one should be criticized for being highly educated, and other politicians should not let criticism on higher education slide. This is anti-intellectualism and antagonism taken one step too far. We cant rely on the world to educate Americans because the world today consists of television and deceitful politicians. higher education and ensure that this is something all Americans regard highly. Abdul Zalikha is a biology and English junior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays. Politicians attacks on higher education need to stopColumn Recently, Google replaced its old Android Market with the shiny, new Google Play. While the old Android Market was centered (obviously) on Android phones, Google Play sits dead-center on the Google toolbar used by PCs and smartphones alike. The service offers music, movies, books and games in one online marketplace. While obviously somewhat aping iTunes, Google Play differs in one major way from Apples mega-lucrative media service: Google Play stores all your media in the cloud, i.e. on the Internet, so you never have to download that song or game or book or whatever you want to have. You can simply stream your whatever of choice from the Web without ever properly downloading it to your computer. entertainment service. entertainment industry with their online, subscription-based video-streaming services. With iCloud, Apple lets users sync media across all their newfangled gizmos. themselves to movies and TV shows, and iCloud does not actually store media in the cloud. at omni-entertainment streamed strictly from the cloud. ICloud is not quivering in its boots quite yet. Although Google Play talks big, offering millions of songs and books and thousands of movies, its selection compared to Apples is pretty weak, and users who want e-books or movies will more likely turn to a Competitors can also take comfort in the fact that Googles ambitious side projects ofBut then, Google has never been a company to sneeze at. If Google Play gets some traction now, it could become a formative milestone in modphysically having ones music toward having a license to hear it. Ryan Kindel is a columnist for the Daily Trojan at the University of Southern California. Google Play has potential to be milestone for entertainmentUWire Abdul Zalikhaopinions@alligator.org Ryan KindelUWire

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10, ALLIGATOR 3/2 1,500 sq. ft., 1.1 acre lot, 2 car gar. Built in '05; Meadows on the Prairie. Off Archer Rd, 6 mi. W of I75. 10-15 min. to UF; 1520 min. to SFC. $600/mo. Master BR, $550/ mo. other rooms All utils incl 727-224-5847 4-25-12-23-2 Campus Edge 2360 SW Archer #618 2BR/2BA SS appliances + W/D, $1200/mo incl Internet & Cable! Pool & Fitness ctr. Call 901-581-0135 Walk to class, Shands on busline 5-31-12-28-2 Avail Aug 1. Need 4 students Poolside 4BR/4BA Countryside Condo. Commute UF/SFC, 2 bus rts, furn common area, W/D, Unfurn BRs, $365ea w/util cap, BR furn avail. $200 dep.Text/ph 386-233-0011, ph 386-676-9703, Nukken1@aol.com 4-2012-19-2 2brm/2bth available Rent $650 Deposit $500 call 352-367-1956 or cell 352-262-8050 or email stevemalu@yahoo.com 4-12-12-102 **********STUDENTS**********1,2,3 & 4 Bedroom Houses and Apartments available for Fall. All close to UF and Downtown. Call 870-2760 4-25-12-19-2 7 blks to UF, 4BR/3BA, 2 masters, POOL, HOT TUB, 2500sf, 2 prchs, 5 car park, responsible students or professionals only. $2275/mo Aug, yr. lease. 352-222-0211 4-12-12-10-2 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE OVERLOOKING A LARGE POND. Located west of Campus Credit Union on County Road 20, Millrun Subdivision. Clean & neat. $700/mo. Call 352-871-7801 pfitz100@yahoo.com 4-1212-10-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 4-1712-10-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com Call/text 352-538-1550 5-31-12-21-2 1BR COTTAGE BR, living room, den, kitchen & dining area. Approximately 750 sq ft. Free water, sewer, cable & internet. 1 mi west of I-75 off Williston Rd on gated farm. Very quiet. 1 yr lease. $500/mo 372-0507 4-19-12-10-2 TOP QUALITY GREAT LOCATIONS Upscale, 1 & 2 BR apts. 1 block to UF campus on N & E sides. Year lease, begin ning summer or fall. Sorry, no pets. K & M Properties. 372-1509 5-15-12-13-2 Beautiful 2-story house. 2.5 mi to UF. 5BR/2.5BA 2400sq.ft. large treed lot. Very quiet neighbrhd. H/W & tile flrs, ceiling fans, walk-in closets, W/D, ref, stove, DW. $1600/ mo & sec dep. Avail 8/1/12. 727-686-1404 4-17-12-6-2 Very nice 3BR/2.5BA house. 2.5 mi from UF. Beautiful large, treed lot, H/W flrs, tile, vaulted ceiling in kitchen, walk-in closets. W/D, ref, stove, DW, ceiling fans. Avail 8/1/12. $925/mo sec dep req'd 727-686-1404 4-1712-6-2 Remodeled 3/1.5 near UF.Wood floor, central AC, new windows, granite, large fridge w/ water, marble, screened porch, fenced yard, wash/dryer, lawn care, whirlpool. $1,375 Aug. 1st. Greg 514-2039 Pets Ok 4-23-1210-2 Several cute & clean houses & apartments available for August, located in quiet NW areas near UF/Downtown. Rates from $435 per month. Call/Text Anita: 352-575-4395; Anita@cozygator.com; www.cozygator.com 5-17-12-14-2 2/1 duplex in Tower Oaks GlenCent A/C, laundry room w/ W/D, on bus route. No pets. $525/mo 1st month + last month. 6900 SW 21st Lane (352) 514-9698 4-17-12-5-2 ***********Walk to UF-Historic House********* 3bed/2bth 4 blks to UF. Cute, charming, lots of character. Hrd wood floors, tile, central AC, W/D, off street parking, private back yard. cats ok. Avail. Aug $1380/mo. 828.216.2565 4-25-11-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. DONT WAIT TO PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE ADLast spring semester paper published on April 25th.CALL TODAY!!!orPLACE YOUR AD AT WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG Staying for Summer? Sleep in late for class while staying at The Courtyards! Subleasing for Summer A and willing to negotiate on price! Please contact 407-310-0622 4-1810-3 ROOMMATE WANTED $300/month MAY, JUNE, JULY or ANY part thereof. FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED. Private room & bath in 2bdr/2.5 bath townhouse. Centralized location, 5-10 minute walk from sorority row, campus, and midtown. please call 863-528-0381 thanks! 4-13-5-3 Sublease needed from May1-Aug7 Campus Club Apts., $359/mo (3 pymts) Bedroom/shared bath, furnished Apt. Call or email for more info! 386-785-3859, jwolff@ufl.edu 4-16-5-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-25-72-4 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $400.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-28-12-85-4 Female roommate needed in furnished condo, 1.5 miles from UF $379/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more beautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871, Available 6/1/12 4-1112-20-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-25-72-5 Mobile Home with acreage ready to move in, great for pets. Lots of space for the price, 3Br 2Ba, serious offers only, no renters. (850)308-6473 3-20-1-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-25-12-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-25-12-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-25-12-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-25-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-25-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-12-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information.

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ALLIGATORCOMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-25-12-23-7 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 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-25-12-72-11 Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-25-12-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-25-12-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 8-15-58-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-25-72-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 4-25-1272-12 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 95 F350 $999 97 FORD EXPLORER $1700 98 GRAND AM $1999 98 CHEVY VENTURE $2999 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 98 CADILLAC CATERA $3999 00 BUICK CENTURY $3900 98 CHRYSLER SBRING $3900 01 MITS MIRAGE $3900 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 02 SATURN $3900 98 TOYOTA COROLLA $3900 98 TOYOTA 4RUNNER $4900 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $5900 352-338-1999 4-25-72-12 99 ACURA INTEGRA $2999 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 98 HONDA ACCORD $3900 98 DODGE DURANGO $4999 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! 30 DAY WARRANTY! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 4-25-72-12 02 CHEVY CAMERO $6999 04 CHEVY ASTRO $6999 05 CHEVY IMPALA $7999 07 CHEVY COBALT $8999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 06 PT CRUISER $7999 02 DODGE RAM $8999 05 DODGE DURANGO $9999 04 KIA SORENTO $9999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 06 SATURN ION $7999 03 HONDA CRV $8999 05 GMC SIERRA $9999 05 FORD F150 $10,999 352-375-9090 4-25-65-12 HEADLINERS SAGGING?POWER WINDOWS DONT WORK? On site avail. Steves Headliners 352-226-1973 Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville 4-20-15-121970 VW BUGNewly rebuilt engine. Runs great. She's very cute. $3500. 352-949-2893 4-11-12-5-12 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 352-240-5062 if interested. 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 4-20-12-74-13 St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.com ATTENTION: Be a part of the next Global Network, already in over 100 countries. Currently seeking 4 serious students selected by Field Management to get paid to Socialize...Beleive IT!..561-241-6401 4-13-2-13 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.Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted.

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12, ALLIGATOR What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be anINTERNIf you are enrolled as a UF or SFC student available to work 10-12 hours a week this summer, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by The Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA. What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aPAID SALES REPIf you are enrolled as a UF or SFC student available to work 15-20 hours a week this summer, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-12-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-25-1272-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2512-72-14 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 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 Do you want to quit smoking? We are currently recruiting smokers between the ages of 18 and 60 for a smoking cessation study. Please contact the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or smokeclinic@gmail.com for further details. 4-24-30-14 RTNCF needs students for summer camp counselors. Overnight camp, July in Alachua. Need AmeriCorps Members for August (352)692-4973 http://rebuildingtogetherncf.org 4-11-12-1514 CAREER POSITIONS Stay in Gainesville! Full and part time. Listed below are the following opportunities: Software Developers Tech Support SAT/ACT Coordinator Accounting Research Assistant Word Processor Admin Asst Aviation Sales Accounting Editor Video Tech Proofreader Linux Admin Please complete an online application at www.gleim.com/employment 4-25-12-21-14 WEB COURSE ASSISTANTS wanted to help faculty with course websites. Applicants must be familiar with Dreamweaver, CSS and Photoshop. Be prepared to present samples of your work. Fulland part-time positions are available. Pay starts at $10.00 per hour. jksmith@ufl.edu, online application at http:// citt.ufl.edu/contact.php. 4-11-12-10-14 Web Developers / PHP Experts Downtown Gainesville dev firm has immedi ate openings for expert PHP web develop ers. Great salary, health, IRA, and other benefits! Email resume to hr@digitalbrands.com or visit DigitalBrands.com. 4-25-12-20-14 Looking for summer employment? The City Of Gainesville's Parks & Recreation division is looking for people to run its pools and summer camp. Earn great pay while having fun! AA/EOE/DFWP Apply today at www.cityofgainesville.jobs 6-14-12-30-14 Sales asst / customer service Need ambitious and well organized. Computer skills a plus. part time initially, start $10/hr. Apply at Tomlinson Motor Company 3580 N Main St. Gainesville, FL 4-17-12-14-14 Paid Internship for Accounting/Finance Senior. Manage Accounting & Financial Activities for Psychologist's Private Practice in Alachua. ~16hrs/wk ; $12/hr ; Flexible hours. QuickBooks knowledge preferred. Send resume to biopressinfo@gmail.com 4-13-12-10-14 MEDICAL OFFICEPre-med student. Shifts avail for 1-9:00pm, M-F. Wkend hrs vary. 15-20 hrs/wk Fax resume & availability to 373-2230 4-12-1210-14 FT NANNY NEEDED ASAP: 6mon old $12/hr M-F 8-5; prev.exp must; MIN 1YR COMMIT other pt jobs available too Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix, & schedule to info@noahsarknanny.com 4-16-11-10-14 PHONE REPS NEEDED ASAPFlexible Shifts, Must be Articulate and Reliable. 371-5888 x 111 or 6020 NW 4th Pl, Ste G 4-25-16-14 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 8-15-40-14 Recruitment and Media Specialist Application Deadline: April 12, 2012 For additional information please contact Human Resources at 352-395-5187 or go to http://www.sfcollege.edu/hr/. 4-13-12-7-14 Animal Care-Need person to care for nonvenomous snakes PT/FT min. 3 weekdays per wk 9-5:30. Apply in person 25205 NW 8th Pl Suite 20 Newberry, FL 32669 or email theanimalcompany@bellsouth.net. NO CALLS PLEASE! 4-13-12-7-14 House Director for Sorority @ UF to start summer or fall. Seeking someone who enjoys working with students, employees, vendors. Coordinating meals, menu, repairs,assisting students with in house events. Must be flexible and personable. Cover letter with salary requirements and resume email to lisa@ fratmgmt.com. Room, board and salary with position. 5-29-12-19-14 Babysitterenergetic responsible & enthusi astic female student who loves kids. Starting end of April/Early May. 2 children(7 & 9) Safe reliable transportation a necessity. Job includes homework & driving to activities. Mon & Tues. 1:30pm-7pm $10/hour. Must have 1 year commitment. Submit resume, references, photo and proof of CPR. Submit to: mamavaw@gmail.com 4-13-6-14 Opus Coffee Bar We are searching for fun and active students to work 12 to 30 hours per week at a fast paced coffee bar near campus. Starting pay is $7.75/hour + tips. To apply, go to our website, www.opus-cafe.com, click on the employment tab, and follow the directions. 4-13-12-5-14 Receptionist needed for busy dermatology office. Job duties include: answering multiline phone system, scheduling appoint ments, faxing, filing, verifying insurance, etc. Must be computer literate and have a warm, pleasant personality to greet patients. Experience preferred but will train energetic, organized person. Full time, MF, 8-5 with great benefits. Please email your resume to ofmgrbeers@aol.com. 4-13-12-5-14 Part-time leasing agent needed for busy property management company. Experience helpful, but not necessary. 20 hours a week, $200.00 a week, flexible hours, Send resume to gvspropertymanager@yahoo.com 4-18-12-7-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-25-72-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-25-12-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-25-72-15Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie, punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752 4-25-72-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love New Revelations from the Bible, in a 176 page book titled: God's Real Name is "I AM", in the Authorized King James Version, Exodus 3:14, Send $10 + $5 shipping to Charles Prater, Lot #40, 2200 NE Waldo Rd, G'ville, 32609 4-12-5-20 Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. 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 4-25-12-72-21SHOTGUN 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 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. www.UFMoverGuys.comLicensed & Insured Last Minute Specials Loading & Unloading Full-Service Mover. 352-222-0211. FL Movers Reg No IM1847 4-25-12-72-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-25-74 15 Epic Photographer for HireEmail suzettecook@onebox.com Gator Alum, hrly chg. You keep the digital files www.mizdigital.com 352-260-2511 4-25-12-72-15 Horse boarding, $375/mo. From GV/UF 10 minutes. Dressage, stadium, x-country, daytime stall, nighttime turnout. Rider housing available. Barn Family Program to mitigate board and rent. Lessons, schooling opportunities. 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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Barry grabs weekly award Whittaker wins SEC honor THE GATORS WON 6-3. MATT WATTS TALLAHASSEE It had been 54 years since Florida swept a season series against Florida State, and for three innings Tuesday it looked like that number would increase to 55. Seminoles starter Scott Sitz came out aggressive, sitting down the Gators in order in jams in the second and third. Meanwhile, lefty Brian Johnson, making a rare midweek start for Florida, was touched up for a home in the third. For a while, it appeared UF was destined to continue its recent slide. Instead, the bats down, allowing the No. 7 Gators (26-7) to clinch a 6-3 win, their third this season against the top-ranked Seminoles (27-6). couple years (at UF), it was tough; they really had our number, catcher Mike Zunino said. To come out and play well against them this year is a good feeling. ing, winning 9-2 in Gainesville before taking the second meeting 4-1 in Jacksonville. For all but two seniors, Tuesday was the ries against the Seminoles. With Florida struggling of late, dropping from the top spot in the national Kevin OSullivan said the team wanted this win as much as it needed it. First step: starting Johnson. We needed to try to win, I mean we UF completes sweep of FSUSEE BASEBALL, PAGE 14 TOM GREEN Down 3-0 early on the road against top-ranked FSU, Florida coach Kevin OSullivan was worried that the Seminoles would keep piling on the runs. So naturally, Floridas skipper went to his trusted relievers. When OSullivan made the call, an unlikely candidate emerged from the um: freshman Ryan Harris. You can only go to the well so many times with the same guys over and over, OSullivan said. Somebody has to step up. On Tuesday night, that somebody was Harris. After junior lefty Brian Johnson, a staple in Floridas weekend rotation, put the Gators in an early 3-0 hole, Harris entered in the fourth to clean up the mess. The little-used pitcher out of Jupiter made the most of the opportunity against the nations top team, completely shutting down the Seminoles lineup over the course of three innings in the Gators 6-3 win. The righty entered the game with just six innings pitched on the season, and only one outing that lasted longer than one frame a two-inning relief appearance against Florida Atlantic on March 6. That didnt matter against the Seminoles, though, as Harris looked liked a grizzled veteran against an FSU offense that entered the contest averaging 7.1 runs per game and looked to be well on pace for that and more against Florida. Harris tossed three perfect innings three innings were as many as he pitched Harris stellar in unlikely appearance against NolesTHE BOOTHE REVIEW To the 36 University of Florida studentathletes currently grinding, Before we get started, Ill admit I didnt realize until I was already writing this column that I should be correctly addressing you almost as colleagues and not just people I regularly write about. So, here it goes. Welcome to sports journalism, Greg Larson, Elizabeth Beisel and Frankie Hammond. You see, as I scanned Twitter yesterday morning for the umpteenth time looking for a fresh controversy in college athletics or an interesting angle to opine about, I came across a well-produced YouTube promo and link to your newly unveiled blog: The Gator Grind. Immediately, I thought, Aha! I found it. Who do these 36 Florida athletes think they are? Theyve started their own sports site that gives notable Gators like Patric Young and Matt Patchan a chance to write about their team and talk about what the daily life of a Division-I basketball or football player is like. But thats what Im trying to do every day at this paper, I continued to ramble. These guys might as well be stealing the beer money right out of my wallet and the junk food off my rarely used kitchen table. Your YouTube video was also misleading. At nearly two minutes long, the clip correctly showed Young dunking a basketball and Michelle Moultrie divbut I know for a fact that Trey Burton does not complete passes. Eventually, though, I got over my insecure whining. After taking a moment to catch my breath and think about what this site could actually mean for UF sports coverage, I realized that an interesting and progressive idea was brewing over at The Gator Grind. You might be a new step in sports journalism. Currently there are four sources of information interested readers can visit to learn about Gators sports at any time: the fan-run blogs, pay sites, traditional print media like the Gainesville Sun and the Alligator and, of course, the University Athletic Associations GatorZone.com. All of these outlets offer ranging perspeccoverage. tial to expand the impact were seeing each O pen letter to The Gator Grind: Your site can be game-changing SEE BOOTHE, PAGE 14 SEE HARRIS, PAGE 14 John Boothe Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff OSullivan UF Baseball

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over to our older guys and give us a good effort, OSullivan said. Thats the bottom line. This team needed a win moving forward. from several upperclassmen Zunino hit the game-tying home Nolan Fontana both added solo shots later it was the under classmen who really stepped up. freshman Ryan Harris in the fourth after allowing two earned runs on just his eighth appearance. Freshman second baseman Casey Turgeons single ended a frustrating start to the game for the Gators in which they loaded nings but failed to plate a run. On the night, Florida stranded 10 base runners and had three thrown out at either third or home. Theres a lot of things that happen throughout the nine innings that you look back (and say), If we had just done something here or just done something there, OSullivan said. No one talks about (the struggles with the bases loaded) because you end up winning 6-3, but those are things we do have to improve on. After Harris three scoreless innings, Steven Rodriguez struck Austin Maddox earned the save with 1.2 hitless innings of relief. In all, the bullpen combined for six innings of one-hit ball, seven strikeouts and zero runs allowed. Florida State took an early 3-0 lead, it was huge, OSullivan said. We needed to stop their momentum. Im afraid if we dont do that, they may really take it to us. Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@ alligator.org. 14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFreshman right-hander Ryan Harris entered in the fourth inning and pitched three frames against the No. 1 Seminoles without allowing a run. Freshman throws three shutout frames in longest outing of seasonIn order to win midweek games, theres always a guy that comes out of the pen and eats up some innings for you and does a really good job, OSullivan said. Luckily for us, it was Ryan. After Florida States bats jumped ahead early 6-foot-2 right-hander kept the Seminoles off balance with a steady dose of sinking fastballs low and inside that frequently made contact with the handles of FSUs bats. Harris (1-0, 2.25 ERA) induced eight groundball outs during his outing including four to third baseman Cody Dent and didnt allow a sixth innings. (I was) just getting out there and throwing it Harris said. They did a great job. During his trip through the Seminoles order, Harris threw a career-high 37 pitches, including the sixth inning. He was also the only Florida pitcher to retire FSU junior second baseman Dea triple shy of the cycle. Harris three perfect innings kept FSU in check while UFs offense came back and took the lead. His outing also highlighted a six-inning shutout effort by Floridas stout bullpen. It was big for Ryan to come in and put up zeroes it was huge, catcher Mike Zunino said. It stopped momentum. We were able to piece together a couple of at-bats and get some back. He continued to do what he was doing and got it to our big dogs in the end. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@alligator.org. HARRIS, from page 13 BASEBALL, from page 13Underclassmen Turgeon, Harris key winday with Florida athletes Twitwont be limited to 140 characters. Its an exciting prospective to think these players can add to the spectrum of UF sports cover analysis. Some are certainly qualhave leadership or writing positions at the site are also working on degrees from the College of tions. The only hesitation I have as an interested and concerned reader, however, is the question of oversight. Is this site truly your own or will its stories be tempered and tamed by the UAAs administration and its public relations staff? If the latter is true, its a shame. The Gator Grind has a chance to not only make a fan out of me, but potentially thousands of readers. It can be much more than a cute project with brief blog posts. Id love to read an athletes tions to individual games, coaching changes and NCAA rules and issues. It would also be great to see them responding to any inaccuracies in media coverage of their teams. So heres me saying good luck to everyone involved at The Gator Grind. I cant wait to read about Florida sports through your perspective. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@ alligator.org. BOOTHE, from page 13 In order to win midweek games, theres always a guy that comes out of the pen and eats up some innings for you and does a really good job.Kevin OSullivanUF baseball coach

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JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer This is nothing new for Sami Fagan. For the second time this season, the freshman third baseman was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week prior to Floridas matchup against UCF on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The award comes on the heels of Fagans best offensive effort so far this season. In three games against Ole Miss and one against No. 21 Florida State, Fagan home run of the year in Tallahassee. But for Fagan, racking up accolades wont change her as a player. It doesnt really affect me that much, she said. I appreciate the award but Im still going to be doing everything I have been doing the exact same way. We came in here doing the same thing weve been doing since the summer. So were just playing how weve always played. However, Fagans play has actually improved since she won the award back on Feb. 19. The freshman from Dunnellon ranks second among active Gators with a .370 batting average and 47 hits. And now the speedy, hit-for-contact leadoff hitter has shown her power and ability to knock in runs this past week. Fagan has hit more than a third of her 20 RBI in the last four games. She had at least one RBI in every game last week But Fagan isnt the only Florida freshman worthy of conference accolades. Lauren Haeger knows what it takes to win a collegiate award, having garnered a team-high three SEC Freshman of the conference and national awards this season have come from the two freshmen, Haeger said she and Fagan have successfully avoided that. My head has never gotten big from that, she said. Were just the same. Were always just ourselves. It is always nice to get your name out there but it reAnd its not just Haeger and Fagan pulling the load for the freshman class. Bailey Castro has a chance to become the third award-winning freshman on the team thanks to her recent success. She hit three homers over the weekend, including two on Sunday in a seven-RBI performance that tied the UF single-game RBI record. I think Bailey will win that award, definitely, Haeger said. She is a great hitter and its so great to have her back in our lineup and doing well, getting back to her normal self. Earning the honor after being sidelined with a leg injury earlier this season would not only exemplify Castros power, but her perseverance as well. It would be a good accomplishment, Castro said. Im just trying to do good for the team and if it comes it would be great. Everyone always hopes to win something, so it would be nice if it happens. Coach Tim Walton is perhaps the proudest of the success the freshmen have had this season. After all, hes the one who place. Im sure hes very proud of us, Haeger said. I think he thinks its great that we win this stuff because it gets us recognized and gets our names out there and to let people know that we are a bunch of freshmen, but we can play.Fagan grabs second weekly award ahead of UCF matchupWEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15Brett Le Blanc/ Alligator StaffThird baseman Sami Fagan won her second Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honors after notching seven RBI, including a homer, in her last four games. David Carr/ Alligator StaffFreshman Kiersten Wang scored a career-high 9.875 on vault in the LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer opportunity to shine Saturday. With senior Nicole Ellis sitting out vault with a hip injury, coach someone who could step into Ellis No. 2 role. Faehn decided to roll with Wang, a freshman who trained well at UFs regional practice session. I didnt know I was competing until training day, Wang said. They wanted to see if me or Jamie (Shisler) would be the better pick for our team. I was lucky to get the opportunity to compete. I was in shock. For No. 1 Florida, Wangs per formance was a pleasant surprise. On the biggest stage of her young collegiate career, she recorded a season-best 9.875 on vault. Her score was a key factor in the Gators impressive vault total of 49.55 at NCAA Regionals. It was a different experience, Wang said. Honestly, all I thought about was what I have been doing in practice, which is to pay attention to the good layout before you twist. At the end, I thought about what Rhondas been telling me about the solid so I would catch the landing. Wangs moxie on vault motivated Floridas four all-around competitors. Junior Ashane Dickerson and sophomore Alaina Johnson shared the event title (9.95) after sticking their landings. Junior Marissa King (9.875) and freshman Kytra Hunter (9.9) also hit their vault routines. To see her go out and hit her vault like shes done in the gym was exciting, Dickerson said. It gave me a boost of energy to do the same. Before Saturday, Wang had not performed on vault since Jan. 20 exhibition against Kentucky. Her last non-exhibition competition was a week earlier. In two lineup appearances and one exhibition on vault in January, she averaged a 9.72. I know she struggled a little bit at the beginning of the season just with her body feeling tired, King said. She wasnt used to the conditioning and the numbers we do here. Injuries also hindered Wangs progress early this year. In February, she pulled her left quad, which kept her out of vault training for almost a month. After her quad began feeling better, she suffered a sprained left ankle a week before the Southeastern Conference Championships. Shes kind of had a rough go of it this year. Its been a big transition for her, Faehn said. For her within a week and a half to transition into the vault lineup and perform really well, Im proud of her not giving up. She competed the way she was training. She didnt let the pressure or being on the regional stage make her more nervous. Faehn said Tuesday that she doubts Ellis will see action at vault during the NCAA Championships on April 20, although the decision will be based on the results of an MRI on her hip. If Ellis is a no-go, Faehn said Wang would likely see vault again when the Gators compete in Duluth, Ga. I hope Nicole comes back, but it would be awesome for Kiersten to do a vault, too, King said. Its a debate, and whoever goes in, well support them 100 percent.Wangs vault performance helps spring UF to NCAA ChampionshipsSOFTBALL To see her go out and hit her vault like shes done in the gym was exciting. It gave me a boost of energy to do the same.Ashane DickersonUF gymnast

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