The Independent Florida alligator
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028290/01543
 Material Information
Title: The Independent Florida alligator
Portion of title: Florida allgator
Alternate Title: University digest
University of Florida digest
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Independent Florida Alligator
Publisher: The students of the University of Florida
Campus Communications, Inc.
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Gainesville, Fla
Publication Date: 04-16-2012
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: daily (except saturdays, sundays, holidays and exam periods, aug.-apr.); semiweekly (may-july)
normalized irregular
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Gainesville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Alachua County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Florida -- Alachua -- Gainesville
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Additional Physical Form: Online ed. available via the World Wide Web.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 65, no. 75 (Feb. 1, 1973)-
General Note: "Not officially associated with the University of Florida."
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 13827512
alephbibnum - 000470760
lccn - sn 86010448
issn - 0889-2423
lccn - sn 86010448
System ID: UF00028290:01543
 Related Items
Preceded by: Florida alligator


This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )

Full Text


VOLUME 106 ISSUE 139 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Man charged with assault after threatening men on busUF sent out an alert early Sunday morning, pg 5. Stomp the Swamp raises thousands for autism awarenessRead the story online at alligator.org.Lauren Haeger (right) and Hannah Rogers helped Florida sweep Auburn this weekend. See story, page 13. Lauren Haeger (right) and Hannah Rogers helped Florida sweep Auburn this weekend. See story, page 13. THE DEADLINE FOR ALTERNATIVE PLANS IS WEDNESDAY. JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterStudents arent the only ones protesting cuts to UFs Computer and Information Science and Engineering department. The state budget for the the College of Engineerings budget by 5.86 percent. Dean Cammy Abernathys plan to lion reduction involves moving computer engineering degree programs to the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, eliminating staff and teaching assistant positions and emphasizing teaching. shocked at the proposal, said associate professor Manuel Bermudez. Professors have joined about 3,000 supporters of an to create alternative plans. People are scratching their damaging, harmful action to the taken in a unilateral manner, Bermudez said. Colleagues from other universities are contacting them, asking, What the heck is going on? Members of the CISE faculty Fewer runners take it off for charityThe 14th biannual Great Underwear Dash took place Friday night, pg. 8. 88 /60 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffSugar, Spice and Everything NiceGainesville resident Mae, 3, shows off a cupcake she iced at the Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival on Saturday afternoon while Jodie, 8, holds a sign promoting the cupcake-decorating to raise money for FUMPers, the preschool of First United Methodist Church. IN MEMORIAM TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer One Monday in February, Michael R. Edmonds Jr. carried a baby squirrel into his 7:25 a.m. editing lab. The squirrel fell from a tree, Edmonds told the incident on his Facebook page. very nice. On Sunday evening, Edmonds, a 26-yearold journalism student, died after falling from night, but University Police spokesman Maj. Brad Barber said the death is most likely a suicide. This is a tremendous tragedy, he said. Ashley Gregory, a 20-year-old microbioltheir group and told them a man fell. They found Edmonds lying at the base of ing him CPR, she said. Gregory called 911 at On Sunday night, Edmonds friends rethan 100 pounds riding bikes. Cycling Director of Humor & Vulgarity, thing. But in February, Edmonds suffered sevconstrained to a back brace. Edmonds expressed frustration on his from the sidelines. ride a bike. On Friday, he expressed several frustraShands at UF and his health insurance comhis Facebook page. I fd up...bad. On Sunday many of about Edmonds. Kristen cling team, said Edmonds Members of the cycling team said Edthat made him the happiest. life. er and teaching assistant. article for the Alligator. school. Students thinking about suicide should get help immediately by contacting the universitys Counseling and Wellness Center at 352-392-1575. Students can also contact the Alachua National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800273-8255. Alligator staff writers Joey Flechas, Emily Morrow, Jon Silman and Meredith Rutland contributed to this report. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org. Student remembered for love of animals, cyclingSEE ENGINEERING, PAGE 4 engineering cutsEdmonds


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 139 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 87/65 PARTLY CLOUDY 84/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 88/62 PARTLY CLOUDY 86/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 88/60 WHATS HAPPENING?Google Books: Why Ursula Le Guin and Other Authors are Concerned Today, 6 p.m. UF Law School, Chesterfield Smith classroom, Holland Hall Room 180 Authors angry about Google Books wholesale digitization of books have struck back with a major lawsuit. The discussion, led by law librarian and copyright specialist Jennifer Wondracek, will look at both sides of the issue and the progress of the court case. For more info go to www.aclib.us/bigread. Le Guin & Rome Today, 6 p.m. Headquarters Library, 401 E University Ave. Classics professor Jennifer Rea will be discussing Le Guins novel Lavinia which was inspired by Vergils Aeneid and tells the story of Romes foundation. For more information, visit www.aclib.us/bigread. Rockin for a Cure Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Today, 8 p.m. Lillians Music Store Team Little J is hosting its annual Rockin for a Cure fundraiser. Five bands will perform while prizes are raffled away. There is no cover charge, but donations are accepted. The proceeds will benefit Cystic Fibrosis research. Womens Student Association Directorship Applications Due today, 11:59 p.m. Applications for directorship positions in the Womens Student Association are available on the WSA website at www.ufwsa.org/2012/04/ Solar Energy & Efficiency Expo Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beta Theta Pi Fraternity House, 13 Fraternity Drive This expo will feature the basics of solar electric, solar hot water, financing and solar readiness for home and business to be held in Gainesville. There will be a live, hands-on demonstration of a solar electric and hot water training system, presented by Santa Fe College, which simulates installed solar electric and hot water systems. This event is free and open to the public. 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. directorship-applications.html. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. to womens.student.association@gmail.com. Applications are available for the Womens Mentoring Program,Womens Leadership Conference, WSA Cabinet and Womens History Month program. Museums and the Reenchantment of the Arts and Sciences Tuesday, 6 p.m. Harn Museum Auditorium In this public lecture, Anthony Shelton, the director of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, will discuss how university museums can bring the arts and sciences together. For more information, visit www.humanities. ufl.edu. Pecha Kucha Vol. 8, at Volta Coffee Friday, 7 p.m. 48 SW Second St. Experience presentations from local artists, activists and scientists. Stick around for refreshments and discussion. This event is appropriate for all ages and admission is free. Find more information at www. pecha-kucha.org/night/ gainesville-fl/FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY


MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 April 17, 1985: The UF Faculty Club organizes a series of functions geared toward encouraging single members to form potential relationships with spokesman for the group, said the activities serve as a more professional venue than bars or clubs. April 20, 1988: A stripper is sent to perform during class for Winston Nagan, a jurisprudence professor at UFs law school. Corinne Heller, the student who contacted the stripper, said the show was conservative and done in good taste. It was certainly the most unique one Id ever gotten, Nagan said. I teach a broad view of jurisprudence, and they must have taken it literally. April 16, 1991: A Student Senate examination of the Gay and Lesbian Student Unions goals deems the group non-political a designation making it eligible for Student Government funding. April 16, 1992: decides on a standard logo for the University of university relations, presented the logo featuring a Palatino typeface with the traditional state seal. Before the decision, the school logo had never been April 16, 2004: A UF sophomore who attempted to arrange a sexual encounter with a 15-year-old girl, reports show, is in jail. Scott Effman, 20, is accused of sending an instant message to Gainesville detectives portraying the girl on the Internet. After reportedly asking her questions such as, What is your bra size? the student arranged a meeting and was arrested at the meeting place. RAVEN PRITCHETTON CAMPUS CODY NED ROMANOAlligator Contributing WriterThe virus is lethal and highly contagious. If unleashed in Gainesville, it would infect most UF students by the end of September. Fortunately, the Muizenberg Mathematical Fever exists only in a game invented by Juliet Pulliam of UFs Emerging Pathogens Institute. virus as part of a simulation that teaches mathematicians to quantify how viruses such as HIV and MRSA spread through populations. As of now, Pulliams game is lowtech. It involves passing out slips of paper to researchers who randomly select colleagues as victims. Last week, however, UF computer scientists expressed interest in creating a larger-scale, digital version for students. When you make a mistake in a video game, you get to hit the reset button and try again, said game creator Jonathan Yuhas of UFs Digital Worlds Institute. We can give you a chance to mess up without getting killed. In January, Digital Worlds founded Serious and Applied Gaming Environdedicated solely to tackling real-world problems with computer games. Yuhas, 29, developed shooting games for a major commercial game studio before joining SAGE last year. Now he builds mini-games to inform science, engineering and math students about the risks of plagiarism. Marston Science Library commissioned SAGE for the project after about 80 students were caught cheating in March. Digital Worlds director James Oliverio, who oversees SAGE, emailed Pulliam to propose collaborating. He said they could produce an educational game together, available for iPhone, Android and other platforms, that illustrates how outbreaks spread. For the rest of this story, visit alligator. org.Researchers track fake virus with game KELSEY GRENTZERAlligator Contributing WriterWhen Jennifer Murray left her dorm Wednesday morning, she expected to be greeted by Florida sunshine. Instead, the 21-year-old English junior walked into thick week, the Alachua County Health Department issued a newsletter Friday recommending that residents avoid breathing in the smoke for too long. The department received several calls from citizens asking whether it is safe to go outside during smoky conditions, said Anthony Dennis, the environmental health director of the Alachua County Health Department. Dennis said it is safe, but he said its best to try to stay indoors with the air conditioner running. The department warned citizens that smoke is a respiratory irritant that can bother peoples eyes, noses and throats. Dennis said those with preexisting conditions, such as asthma, should be especially careful. If they start experiencing any distress, they need to seek medical attention immediately, he said. The health department has not yet had any injuries reported due to smoke inhalation, Dennis said. While the smoke seems to be clearing up since Wednesday, Dennis said the department has inspectors who will be monitoring conditions for safety.Health officials warn against smoke If they start experiencing any distress, they need to seek medical attention immediately.Anthony DennisAlachua County Health Department environmental health director


Bernie Machen on Friday citing the resolution of shared governance passed at last weeks Faculty Senate meeting. The letter requests that Abernathy immediately stop all progress toward implementing the proposal and to provide an analysis of the effects from the changes. We need a solution to this problem, and gutting a top department is not the solution, said associate professor Benjamin Lok. They also requested the establishment of two university-level committees one comprised only of Faculty Senate members and one that also includes nonSenate members to evaluate alternative plans and ensure shared governance is followed. Another request echoed that of the Graduate Assistants United. Both groups asked that the deadline for the proposal of alternative plans be moved from Wednesday to June 15. Abernathy said she is concerned about everyone who would be affected by the cuts. Everyone understands this is a very something has to give, and I think weve reached that point. Lok said seeing the outpouring of support has impressed and energized the faculty. The issue has united professors with current, past and future CISE students because Abernathys proposal would impact them all, he said. This will do immense harm to the reputation of The Gator Nation, Ber mudez said. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@alligator. org. 4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012David Carr / Alligator StaffNeal Mackowiak, brewer at Alligator Brewing Co., serves samples at the Hogtown Craft Beer Festival on Saturday. ABOUT 1,500 PEOPLE ATTENDED. ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator WriterDressed in a shirt drenched in sweat and splattered with beer, Neal Mackowiak smiled at sunburned festival-goers who stopped by his pop-up tent. He poured his Habanero pepperMackowiak, head brewer at Gainesvilles Alligator Brewing Co., was one of 38 brewers from around the state and country who served crafted ales, stouts and lagers to young and old beer enthusiasts Saturday afternoon at the inaugural Hogtown Craft Beer Festival at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. I like brewing the weird stuff, Mackowiak said of the Habanero beer. Thats what craft beer is all about being creative and being weird. About 1,500 people drank light and heavy beers infused with ingredients such as hibiscus The festival was organized by Hogtown up of about 150 local beer-brewing hobbyists. The club hopes to make the festival an annual, nationally recognized event. Next year, it wants to open the festival to 1,000 more people, said Mark Tumarkin, an organizer of the event. Each brewery set up its coolers and kegs underneath tents in a grassy clearing at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. About 40 white-topped tents bordered clusters of people. Some stood in line for samples while others conversed in circles. Most clutched 4-ounce glasses that they used to sample endless concoctions. A majority of the breweries were microbreweries, breweries that produce only enough to sell their beer nearby. However, big names like Sierra Nevada, Magners Cider and Samuel Adams served, too. Those who attended were excited to try something other than the traditional college bar beers. Ive learned that you can pretty much make beer out of anything, said Brent Powell, a 23-year-old UF graduate student. The festival wasnt made to be a drunkfest, said Craig Birkmaier, an organizer of the event. Instead, it was the brainchild of people who appreciate the taste of beer and its various Weve been raised to think and mass markets have made us think that beer is just We want people to understand that it should Contact Adrianna Paidas at apaidas@alligator. org.Craft beer brewers share love of booze with festival-goersRESEAR CH MICHAEL SCOTT DAVIDSONAlligator Contributing WriterUF astronomers have found photographed outside of the solar system by the Hubble Space Telescope may not be the only planet orbiting its host star. The host star is about 25 light years from Earth. The low-mass body, which or bits the star Fomalhaut in a ring of debris, was discovered by a team of researchers, including UF astronomers, using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile. In 2008, images of Fomalhaut taken by the Hubble Space Telescope led to the discovery of Foof our solar system to be directly detected in visible light. But the new research has indicated that there are two planets shaping the stars debris ring, according to a UF news release. The outer planet is something we are proposing, said Aaron Boley, a Sagan Postdoctoral Fellow at UF and leader of the study. Before this, planet formation researchers had only researched planets as distant from their host stars as planets in Earths solar system are from the sun. At its farthest point, the new planet would orbit Fomalhaut at about 14.5 billion miles away, or about 155 times the distance the Earth is from the sun. Boley said that the next step for the astronomers is to look for material affected by planet gravity in the surrounding debris ring to determine the locations and masses of both Fomalhaut b and the new planet. He said he hopes the planets can be used for research on the early stages of planet formation. ENGINEERING, from page 1Faculty members want to set up to review committees BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator WriterNarayan Ghiotti wove through a crowd of people with his 6-year-old brother, Santosh, perched on his shoulders, smiling through black-and-white tribal face painting. They meandered past parents walking hand-in-hand with tired children who dragged their feet after a long day at the 43rd annual Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival on Saturday. About 110,000 people walked along Northeast First Street during the two-day festival to get a taste of Gainesvilles artistic culture. The vendors at the festival displayed their art on racks and in frames outside white tents. The art ranged from infrared photos of alligators to harps made of recycled pianos to handpainted silk shirts. Ghiotti, 23-year-old graphic design alumnus, brought his brother to the festival to give him an early appreciation of art. Attempting to disappear behind his tribal face paint, Santosh said his favorite part of the festival was seeing the handmade harps. Coming to this shows the soul of Gainesville, Ghiotti said. About 200 artists participated in the festival that took place Saturday and Sunday, said Kathryn Lehman, coordinator of cultural programs for Santa Fe College. She said of the 110,000 people who normally attend, 85,000 are residents, 20,000 are instate visitors and 5,000 people are out-of-state visitors. One of the vendors, Kotah Moon, sold metal sculptures of jumping lizards, crouching Buddhas and colorful mermaids. You need to be 25 percent artist, 75 percent gypsy and 100 percent crazy to do this, she said. Jake Jacob, 21-year-old UF history junior, said hes gone to the festival for three years to appreciate the art. It is great we live in a community where you can enjoy something like this on a Satur day, he said. It gives you a scene of the hidden secrets in Gainesville. Contact Ben Brasch at bbrasch@alligator.org. Coming to this shows the soul of Gainesville.Narayan GhiottiUF alumnus


MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffRacers take their marks at the start of the doughnut race in Westwood Middle Schools parking lot at about 8:45 a.m. on Saturday. Participants had to eat a dozen doughnuts and run two miles. ALEXANDRA ANNANAlligator Contributing WriterKate Krause took her place at the starting line, gripping a box of a dozen doughnuts. The 18-yearold nursing freshman, clad in a penguin suit, jogged alongside the other runners, all of them Young Life, a Christian-based organization, held a 5K Doughnut Dash race Saturday at Westwood Middle School. The racers ran around the middle school Kreme doughnuts. Some wore banana suits, tacky dresses and other costumes. About 60 people attended the Doughnut Dash, and Young Life raised about $1,500. All of the money raised will Southwind Young Life Camp in Ocklawaha and SharpTop Cove Young Life Camp in Jasper, Ga. Chris James, 38-year-old Young Life Gainesville area director, said the point of the race was to have fun. This one was not a serious race, James said. The goal was to have a good time, dress up and be a little crazy. Josh Acree, 21-year-old psychology junior and Young Life member, prepared for the potential bellyache. Eating doughnuts and then running thats what I was excited for, Acree said. I took the whole day off from work just because I knew I was probably going to get sick. Among all of the participants, Perry Sweitzer, 20-year-old political science sophomore, was among those who gulped down all 12 of the sugary sweets. He said he thought of the kids he was raising money for to get him through the home stretch. to breathe, Sweitzer said. The doughnuts stopped tasting good after 11 of them.Racers eat and run in support of Christian summer camps THE UF JUNIOR HAS MADE ABOUT $7,000. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator WriterUF student Dustin Buckley goes to great lengths to get his hands on Box Tops, but they arent going toward education. About six months ago, the 20-year-old computer engineer ing junior started selling them on eBay. He has made about $300 so far. Buckley buys Box Tops for Education from Listia.com, an auction site that uses credits. He said he will sell an item usually one that can be emailed, such as a coupon worth $10 and get 5,000 credits. He will then buy Box Tops for about 2,500 credits. General Mills gives schools 10 cents for each Box Top. Five hundred sell on eBay for about $65, instead of the $50 they are worth. Buckley thinks people buy them for competitions. I assume maybe moms want their children to win, he said. He also sells event tickets, video games and free-after-rebate items. sions, such as old Nintendo 64 video games. When Buckley was in high school, he sold other students goods on eBay in exchange holt, a 21-year-old biology junior and friend of Buckleys. As a UF freshman, Buckley sold Gator football tickets, and last year he started buying items on Craigslist to sell on eBay. He just started keeping track of his earnings two months ago, but he estimated hes made about $7,000. He made $549 alone from 16 NCAA 2012 Final Four and Elite Eight tickets. Crystal Durham, a 20-year-old computer engineering junior, said she wished she had the determination to do what her friend does for about 10 hours a week. Buckley also keeps a closetful of boxes and even prints his own postage at home. Flipping is not illegal, but selling software and free-afterrebate items are often against companies terms of agreement. Buckley compared it to illegally downloading music. Everyone does it, he said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org.Buckley The goal was to have a good time, dress up and be a little crazy.Chris JamesYoung Life Gainesville area director TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterA man with a pocketknife threatened UF students on a Later Gator bus near Fraternity Row Sunday morning. James E. Connes, 19, pulled out the knife and yelled at two Department report. Connes was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, improper exhibit of a weapon and tampering with evidence. Connes pulled his knife on Andrew Sherman and Josh Mar bin, according to the report. After Connes pulled out the knife, the bus stopped and those inside ran. Less than a minute later, pened, UPD Maj. Brad Barber said. Ausgood arrested Connes near the bus. He admitted he used the knife and threw it into the woods near Museum Road. a.m. Connes was held at the Alachua County Jail on $80,000 bond. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org.A UF Alert was sent out after he was arrested


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialMONDAY, APRIL 16, 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: Did you attend the Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival this weekend?186 TOTAL VOTES77% YES 23% NOFridays question: Have you ever had the chickenpox? Life or DeathCapital punishment debate is still relevantThis week, students and residents of Gainesville will be able to have a discussion about capital punishment. On Wednesday, state Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda will be speaking about the death penalty in the lounge at the Catholic Student Center at St. Augustine Church on 1738 W University Ave. While the death penalty might not be a huge topic of debate this election year, at least on the national level, it is an impor tant issue that is often overlooked. This issue deals with a fundamental question: life or death? To be upfront, the event on Wednesday is being hosted by Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. Clearly, the views and opinions expressed will be biased toward one side of the issue. However, we would still like to encourage supporters and opponents alike to attend the meeting. Perhaps you will hear a side of the story that is often left out of the debate. To encourage those who are unsure about their stance on the issue to attend, here are some facts to keep in mind. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, 1,290 people have been put to death by the justice system since 1976. Capital punishment is legal in 34 states in the U.S., including Florida. As of Jan. 1, there were 3,199 inmates on death row in the U.S. At the same time, Florida had 402 inmates on death row. Since 1976, 73 death row inmates have been executed in the state of Florida. Why do some states still use capital punishment? Some argue that it acts as a deterrent to violent criminals. However, when looking at statistics, there doesnt seem to be any correlation. Data from the Death Penalty Information Center shows that although 80 percent of executions are conducted in the South, it has the highest murder rate of all regions in the country. Others argue that the death penalty hands justice to the most violent criminals among us. However, this argument assumes that everyone sentenced to death is guilty. The DPIC also reported that, since 1973, people in 26 states have been released from death row with evidence of their innocence. Florida accounts for 23 of the exonerated inmates more than any other state. Clearly, something within our justice system isnt working when 23 innocent people were sentenced to death in our state. If 140 people have been exonerated since 1973, how many innocent people did the state put to death based on faulty evidence or poor eyewitness accounts? While these statistics and data are certainly biased to one side of this issue, we encourage everyone, regardless of your You can do this by attending the event this week or by doing your own research. We hope you can do both.Employers should not trust FacebookA few weeks ago, practically everyone in my major ers were asking applicants for their Facebook login information. I expected no less from people who love attention being told their Facebooks will keep them from potentially getting more of it. keep me away from a camera. (I stay as far the heck away from those evil voyeuristic probes as I can already.) I wanted to know why employers would believe information on Facebook is credible. NPR doesnt, so why should they? The limited dispersal of your information may have context-dependent irony, or it may be sarcastic neither of which may be immediately apparent to an employer. For instance, I have a photo album of me at my sisters college If an employer has not heard We R Who We R, he or she will not understand the humor and will probably judge me as one of those people who loves attention, when instead said employer should be judging me as a very funny yet impeccably modest weirdo who might need a Taco Bell intervention. Another snag: I sometimes use Facebook as a substitute for email. Im certain most everyone employers and employees alike would agree that employers should not have access to your mail, particularly of the electronic variety. The chilling effect this would have on free speech would be enor mous. Unfortunately, the current death trap that is Internet jurisor not businesses have a right to do this, and Im not willing that lawsuit would put me at the mercy of old, decorated judges who still havent switched from their AOL accounts. Likelihood of the odds being ever in my favor: zilch. So with the legal route as dangerous as an armed Dick Cheney, I decided to beat these employers at their own their use of Facebook data as a factor in employment. I made decoy Facebook proEach of the decoys has the and resume. Only the political and religious beliefs, as well as the favorite books and movies, have been changed. One Chip Skambis is listed as a conservative Baptist, with Gods will listed under political views and a psalm in the about me. (His favorite book: The Bible.) Another Chip Skambis has Anarchist with socialist tendencies and Satanist listed, with House of the Seven Gables as his favorite book and Deep Throat as his favorite movie. When and if an employer asks for my Facebook name and information, I will simply reply, Which one? If said employer asks me to clarify, I will tell them that Facebook, to me, is like a puzzle for my friends to solve, thus of information about me. I will then say they are more than termine which pieces of information are the accurate ones. The objective here: Remind employers that they do not own you. The economic downturn has led a lot of people including my absolute favorite Alligator columnist to glorify our bosses as job creators by whose hands our economy will be saved. In turn, these employers have begun to act like they can get as much info on their employees as they want in the interest of reducing risk. Its our job to show them why they shouldnt. Chip Skambis is an English and telecommunication junior at UF. His column appears on Mondays. Chip Skambisopinions@alligator.org


MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 March 28 marked the end of oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of the 2010 Affordable questions the legality of several of the acts provisions, including the individual mandate a stipulation that would require most the Medicaid system. Although deliberation has already begun beuntil this summer. The cases outcome holds serious consequences. Though neither attorneys nor judges mentioned President Barack Obamas name during the oral arguments, it is tacitly acknowledged that the outcome of Novembers presidential election rests in part on the courts ruling. Obama has built much of his political clout on the Affordable Care Act, and the degree to which his ideas are implemented is sure to color his legacy as president. The courts decision will also affect college students, who, under the Affordable Care Act, would be allowed to stay on their par ents insurance plan until age 26. This would allow them to defer worries about health insurance until a few years after college and of a need for medical coverage. In addition, the government-sponsored insurance plans would cover preventive care such as cancer screenings and checkups and would not discriminate against those Still, the provision of quality health care for all Americans task and the task that all politically responsible Americans should attempt is to separate ideology from legality. First, and almost comically, the court must decide whether to honor the Anti-Injunction Act of 1876, a rather obscure rule that court upholds the act, the lawsuit will be thrown out altogether purchase health insurance will not be levied until 2014. However, it appears that in this case the justices will ignore or skirt around the Anti-Injunction Act. The court must also address the Affordable Care Acts most contentious tenet, the individual mandate to purchase health insurance. The acts defenders claim that the mandate falls within the scope of federal power under the commerce clause, which gives Congress the power to regulate interstate trade. Since health insurance interactions frequently cross state boundaries, it seems reasonable to cite health care as an instance of interstate commerce governable under the of time the court devoted to arguments over the mandate, there is a real chance that several of the justices particularly the courts their Medicaid funding amounts to coercion. However, those states have conveniently ignored the fact that objections from the states, an argument the liberal justices made many times, according to Forbes. to the individual mandate as well. Considering this precedent, it is unlikely that the court will rule mandate unconstitutional, the justices must then decide if the act can stand without the mandate. This question of severability has met with various responses among the justices, but it is clear that an act aiming to provide universal health care would be crippled without the provision that mandates the universal purchase of that care. The justices are sure to reach differing decisions that will be comthat the health care debate has reached the nations highest court, it is time for us all to temporarily shelve ideological arguments in favor of a rational discussion of the acts constitutionality. Kayla Oliver is a columnist for the Daily Texan at the University of Texas. Instead of my usual conservative ranting about my final two columns on what Ive learned here at UF. While tuition is going up seemingly with no end in sight and merit scholarships are being all but eliminated in favor of need-based aid, we still have a tremendous resource at UF that is overlooked by most students: our faculty and staff. Ever since I was a wide-eyed student at Preview, professors and academic advisers have shaped me. I remember I was going to take Honors Physics and Arabic my first semester so I could solve the worlds energy problems. After talking it out for a few minutes with my adviser, I realized that the world problem I wanted to solve was not going to how to say hello in another language, so I changed my path to political science. After taking Macroeconomics with David Denslow and getting to speak with him after class, I decided that I had a new passion filled with queshelping students as a TA and doing research for Denslow nurtured the love for economics that I have today. Because I walked up and spoke with my progained a valuable mentor. I felt at that point in my sophomore year that graduate school was in my future. I worked hard to take the right math classes to get into the top ented in higher-level math and had to make up for it by going to countless office hours. Still, I was not deterred because I had a goal that I had to achieve. As I got more involved with research, I was fortunate enough to work with Larry Kenny, who helped me combine interests in political science and economics to ask questions about voter power and legislative behavior. Even though all the signs pointed me toward an failure for the first time in my life. I took a section of Advanced Calculus I, which showed me how little interest I had in the high-level math required of a graduate student. Many thought the class was unfairly graded (an equivalent section had a 20-percent cutoff for a C cent cutoff), and I withdrew from the class along with more than a dozen other students from a starting group of 20-plus. My identity as a hardworking person was shattered because I had messed up despite trying my best. I went back to my advisers and professors with whom I had developed relationships, and they kept me sane and made me aware that I had to figure out what the meaning of my failure meant. I am convinced that while some failures are meant to be overcome, others are best used for redirection. I became more involved with the statistics undergraduate program at UF and had the good for tune to meet Ron Randles, who taught one of my junior-year classes. His passion for teaching convinced me to major in statistics. As I was lost in the academic wilderness, I went to the library to see if I could find anything that would help me discern my direction in life. Due to my modest technical background in economics and statistics that I had gained from my professors, I was able to appreciate the books about investing I stumbled upon. These books led me to get professional licenses and hunt for jobs in my newly discovered passion. Without mentors and advisers such as Regan Gar ner, Kevin Knudson, Sheila Dickison, Ron Randles, Dave Denslow, Larry Kenny, Paul DAnieri and countless others, I might have settled for less than going for my dream and not letting failure get in my way. Get to know your professors. Do research with them, work for their classes and go to office hours. The relationships you develop will sustain you and carry you to success beyond your wildest imagination. Travis Hornsby is a statistics and economics senior at UF. His column appears on Mondays.Getting to know professors, advisers can help students become succesfulColumnHealth care debate should focus on acts constitutionalityUWire Travis Hornsbyopinions@alligator.org Kayla OliverUWire


ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff WriterBy 11:30 p.m. on Friday, people wearing only their undies and running shoes littered University Avenue, drifting between bars but not gaining entry. The 14th Great Underwear Dash tore across campus Friday night, trash bags on Turlington Plaza. The turnout was skimpy this year, said 21-year-old physics junior Josh Kelley, who organized the run. Usually, dashers donate 50 or 60 bags worth of clothing, all of which is driven to St. Francis House immediately after the run. About 970 people RSVPd to the event on Facebook, but Kelley estimated the actual turnout at only a couple hundred. In the past, up to 2,500 people clicked attending. Maybe this particular semester was busy for everyone, Kelley said. Its pretty disappointing. Kelley also started the run at 11 p.m. on Friday, instead of midnight, as in past years. The most creative costumes included two hula dancers, two giant mouse-like headdresses and three men wearing red, white and blue bikini-style briefs, Kelley said. Jacob Barrow, an 18-year-old University of Central Florida freshman, sported red briefs in the trio. He was invited to the run by his friends, UF freshmen Eric Zecman, 19, and Brian DePaola, 18. The theme of their costumes? America! they said in unison. Contact Erin Jester at ejester@ alligator.org. 8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffScantily clad students sprint through Turlington Plaza on Friday evening for 14th biannual Great Underwear Dash. Fewer runners take it off for charity ABOUT 50 STUDENTS TURNED OUT TO EAT PIZZA, PASTA AND CAKE. DEVON ABELMANAlligator Contributing WriterEvery time Ashley Meral went to get food out of her fridge this week, there was a bagel staring at her. During a typical week, the 20-year-old accounting junior would have gladly indulged, but her craving was curbed by Passover, the Jewish holiday celebrated April 6 through last Saturday. Meral was one of about 50 UF students who feasted on pasta, pizza and cake Saturday night at Hillel to celebrate the end of Passover. This variety of carbs and leavened foods, or chametz in Hebrew, are forbidden during the holiday. Theyre replaced by matzo, the traditional Jewish unleavened bread. All I want to do is eat bread, and this matzo tastes like cardboard, Meral said. Im so tired of just eating matzo and nothing but matzo. Ive tried to substitute out meals with fruit and stuff like that, but I always end up eating the matzo. Laura Kaler, a 19-yearold accounting freshman, couldnt wait to eat a cookie. I have a sweet tooth, she said, and I havent really had any dessert for a week. Meral said its important for her to keep Passover because it is one of the commandments in the Torah. Its something Ive always done, she said, but its not something that Ive always, by the end, wanted to do.Students celebrate end of Passover by loading up on carbs All I want to do is eat bread, and this matzo tastes like cardboard.Ashley MeralUF accounting junior ON C AMPUS


BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. Search Smarter. Not Harder. ApartmentsInGainesville.com4-25-72-1 Student friendly 2/2s and 4/4s 42 TV in EVERY apt Text GP to 47464 for more info! 4-25-72-1 **ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY** Almost Full for Fall! 2BR/2BA w/Roommate Matching Available Direct Bus Route to Campus! www.EnclaveUf.com 376.0696 4-25-11-72-1 Gainesville Place Apts 4 BUS ROUTES TO UF! 4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive ONLY $459 per person! (352) 271-3131 -GainesvillePlace.com 4-25-72-1 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalkapt.com 352-337-9098 4-25-72-1 MOVE IN TODAY! 3 & 4 BEDROOM APARTMENTS Move in before June and stay for fall Get 1 Month FREE Rent! 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 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 2BRs avail in a great 4BR/4BA furn apt @ Countryside. $325/rm. 1BR starting Aug 1, '12; 1BR avail May 15, '12. Cable, internet incl. Bus rts 9, 35 & 36. Indiv leases. Females pref. New carpet & living room furn in the fall. Call 813-731-7747 or jigishanyc@yahoo.com 4-20-12-6-1 Fully-furnished, 2 br, 2.5 ba, 1500 sq ft townhouse starting May 7. Close to UF, Shands, and downtown. Parking & public transportation at doorstep. 12 month lease. Pet-friendly. Contact Monica at monicaflow@gmail.com 4-20-12-5-1 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 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. 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 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-25-12-72-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 1BRs $425-495 2BR/1.5BA, W/D $580 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-25-11-72-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 4-25-12-72-2 SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD Plasma TV for new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 4-25-12-72-2 Gatornest 300 NW 18 ST $550 1BR/1BA 3 blocks to UF Gatorside 1600 NW4 AVE $450 1BR/1BA 4 blocks to UF Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA Bike to UF No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 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 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 publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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:


10, ALLIGATOR 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 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 4-25-242 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 **********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 4-19-12-10-2 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 $500 1BR Apt. Spacious, spotless, fenced patio, greenspace/trees, near campus & downtown, carpeted, ceiling fans, CHA. Prefer quiet, stable, mature tenants. 1807 NW 10th St (352) 284 3873. postj@bell south.net 7-26-12-30-2 $700 Duckpond Duplex. 2BR, dishwasher, CHA,WD/H,carport,large yard,huge oak tree, pines, quiet nhood, busline. prefer quiet mature tenant;no dogs, cats ok;920 NE 6th Ave.(352) 284 3873 postj@bellsouth.net 4-25-12-10-2 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrillmanagement.com 2BR 1BA Apt 1 BLK to UF, Carpet, Central H & Air, Carpet Laundry., Inclds Wtr and Swg. $800/Mo Grad II 1236 SW 4th Avenue 2BR 1BA Apt Robert Obrien Apts Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht Near Sams Club/Walmart $500/Mo 2901 NW 14th Street 1BR 1BA 3 BLKS to UF! $525 Extra room for study/storage Carpet, Central H & Air Marcott Apts 1029 SW 3rd Avenue. 2BR 1BA Apt 1 BLCK to UF Behind Leonardos $650/Mo Carpet, Central H & Air Ritz Apts 1234 SW 1st Avenue 2BR 1BA 1 BLK to UF Behind Leonardos $650/Mo Central H & Air Red Brick Floors ot Wood 1238 SW 1st Avenue Ritz Apts 2BR 1BA Apt 3 BLKS to UF 216 SW 12th Street $500/Mo Window A/C, Nat Gas ht Carpet or Wood Floors St. Croix Apts $500/Mo 829 SW 5th Avenue 5 Blks to UF Central H & Air, Carpet, 840 sq. ft. Very Spacious and close to downtown 4-16-12-1-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 5-15-12-11-2 BellaProperties.net 335-5424 Escape to a Luxury small complex 2/2 avail able for May,June. Have RTS stop on site. 1 mile from Butler plaze. 4-25-10-2 Beautiful 4 bedroom house at 313 NW 11th St. Hardwood floors, fireplace, screened porch, fenced yard, washer/dryer, plenty of parking. $1600/mo. Available 8/2012. Call Eric at 352-870-9453. 5-22-12-2 3-4, Bedroom Homes for Rent Great for UF or Santa Fe *Ask about Family Discounts* Call Eric at (352) 682-7424 4-25-12-9-2 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408 2/1 apt 204 nw 18 st $1100 4/2 house 929 nw 22 st $1500 5/3 house 630 nw 36 st $1500 5-15-12-10-2 4BR/3BA, 18 NW 36th St. Close to campus. All appliances including W/D. Ceiling fans, cent H/AC. Lawn care & pest cont. incl. New wood privacy fence in backyard. Avail Aug 1st. $1350/mo 333-9874 or 317-7346 5-1512-9-2 2brm/2bth available Rent $650 Deposit $500 call 352-367-1956 or cell 352-262-8050 or email stevemalu@yahoo.com 5-15-12-9-2 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 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 1 bed/bath in house near publix on 34th. $310 may-july. females only. quiet house mates. close to bus routes. call 843 408 3687 4-20-6-3 1BR/1BA located 1/2 mile from UF. Two bus stops.Private balcony,two pools, gym, and barbecue area. central A/C. $500/month. some furniture included. For more information please call 305-332-9516. 4-17-2-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-25-72-4 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. 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 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


ALLIGATOR 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. COMPUTER & 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 4-25-65-12HEADLINERS SAGGING?POWER WINDOWS DONT WORK? On site avail. Steves Headliners 352-226-1973 Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville 4-20-15-12 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


12, ALLIGATOR St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.com 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. 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 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 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 MEDICAL ASSISTANTPT or FT for a doctor's office. Experience preferred. Email resume to: snpohani@gmail.com 4-18-12-5-14 UF Survey Research Center NOW HIRING ~ Spanish Speakers NEEDED Telephone Interviewing NO SALES $8.75/$9.25hr + Incentive 720 SW 2nd Ave. suite 156 Mon-Fri 9am-9pm 392 2908 ext. 105 4-17-12-4-14 352 Media Group is seeking a full-time Network Support Technician to join the Technical Support Department. Email resume to: hr@352media.com 4-20-12-7-14 OFFICE ASST-F/T. Green conscious book lover, passion-writing/knowledge/fitness. Computer fluency. Eye for detail. Interest in MMA a plus. Min wage to $12.00/ hr. Resume to 626 NE 1st St, 32601. psrothstein@gmail.com 4-25-12-9-14 SMOKERS needed to participate in UF study assessing effects of exercise on cravings. COMPENSATION provided. Call 336406-3706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com 4-25-9-14 SEDENTARY ADULTS (age 50+) needed to participate in UF study assessing ease of use/likability of an advanced pedometer. COMPENSATION provided. Call 336-4063706 or email fitbit10000@gmail.com 4-259-14 Need Medical Exper.? Per-Diem MA work for mobile nuclear cardiac imaging company Must have clean driving record! $125 per day. Send resume to: joetmathews@hotmail.com 4-20-12-5-14 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 4-25-72-15www.UFMoverGuys.comLicensed & Insured Last Minute Specials Loading & Unloading Full-Service Mover. 352-222-0211. FL Movers Reg No IM1847 4-25-12-72-15Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! 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. 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. For further information, contact Dibbie at Gator Slide Farm, 352-466-3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com. Visitors always welcome. 6-21-11-98-15 STORAGE UNITS From 6x10 to 12x35 Discounted Rates Available No Deposits Units also available for band practice. 373-6294 Call Mike24/7 for details 4-25-12-22-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) All Womens Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 4-25-72-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-25-72-16 ACLS $99(Advanced Cardiac Life Support) BLS $35(Basic Life Support).American Heart Assoc Cert. Training Gators for 15yrs!! (800)319-5708 or (352)494-4217 4-25-1215-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-25-72-18 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 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 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 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 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 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


MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Beals departureIs UF crippled with Brad Beal leaving for the NBA? See The Rally, page 16.Gator great passes away Tournament appearances, passed away Sunday due to complications from a bone marrow transplant. Schintzius, 43, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2009. Former Florida assistant basketball coach Richard Pitino has been hired as the head coach at Florida International. Pitino, 29, worked under UF coach Billy Donovan from 2009-11. He replaces Isiah Thomas at FIU. Emily Morrow / Alligator Staff Sophomore Hannah Rogers throws during Sundays 4-1 victory over Auburn. Rogers picked up her 18th and 19th complete games of the season while giving up four earned runs this weekend. GATORS WON 5-2 SUNDAY. JOE MORGAN Alligator Staff Writer The Gators started slow at the plate this weekend, but their pitching was good from start to Florida (38-5, 18-2 Southeastern Conference) rode strong performances in the circle by Hannah Rogers and Lauren Haeger to a weekend series sweep of Auburn (26-18, 5-14 SEC), culminating in Theyve done a good job and theyve really (been) doing a good job with keeping us in the ball game and allowing us the opportunity to win ball games, Rogers (22-3) tossed her 18th and 19th complete games of the season Friday and Sunday, giving up just four earned runs in 14 innings of work against the The sophomore hurler yielded two-spots in the fourth inning Friday and in the seventh Sun[Walton] tells us to just stay tough as long as we can keep the other team to a minimum of runs, then our team will come out conIf were keeping down the runs, it keeps them hitting and keeps While Rogers logged the most work, it was Haeger who nearly The freshman pitcher, who tossed her seventh complete game of the season in the series nings without yielding a hit in However, she lost her no-hit bid and the shutout when Auburns Caitlin Jordan sent a Haewall with one out in the top of the I was trying not to think Rogers throws complete game, helps Florida sweep Auburn Something is still amiss with Draft selection, who was sidelined for more than a month with an injury that was only described as arm fatigue, hasnt been himself this season, even His numbers are down across the than doubled from his freshman season who made a living ringing batters up a In the short time we have seen Whitson on the rubber, the once-dominant righty has struggled with locating his pitches, and batters have taken advanWhitsons season has perfectly encapsulated Floridas own issues this that have played into the Gators struggles errors in ing to execute with men on base starting pitching has been the most Florida is actually on pace to commit fewer errors than a year ago, and we all knew coming into the season that the Gators had issues with situational hitstarting pitching to take a step back afWith all three weekend starters returning and all three projected as theyre draft eligible the pitching rotation was supposed to be one of Somehow, that hasnt been the Unexpected cause for UFs unexpected strugglesBASEBALL BRYAN HOLT Alligator Writer During its recent slump, Florida has struggled with starting pitching and strandson made sure both problems were taken Stepping to the plate with bases loaded he maintained control of the game with his We jumped out 4-0, and he threw strikes, he commanded the strike zone, coach KevFlorida (28-8, 9-6 Southeastern Conference) won an SEC weekend series by defeating nity for the Gators to snap a number of poor Catcher Mike Zunino entered the day see but was able to get on base twice and bats before his second-inning home run, and Daniel Pigotts only hit of the series had Even third baseman Cody Dent broke a The Gators surged ahead early in Knoxthen tacked on at least one run in each of the next three innings, getting the leadoff man [Sunday] was about as complete of a game as we have played in a while, Johnson lifts Gators with arm, bat in series-clinching win UFs unexpected struggles Tom Greentwitter: @tomas_verde [Sunday] was about as complete of a game as we have played in a while.Kevin OSullivanUF coachSEE SOFTBALL, PAGE 14 SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 14 SEE TOM, PAGE 14


14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 David Carr / Alligator StaffFlorida starting pitcher Brian Johnson throws against LSU on April 5. Johnson started Sundays game, throwing six scoreless innings while also driving in three runs at the plate. UF won 8-1. Gators earn seventh straight series win despite lack of run productionabout it because I didnt want to jinx myself, but I felt good, Haeger said. It felt good going into the seventh inning not having any hits, but hey, sometimes it just doesnt go your way. Haeger (11-2) was able to return the favor to the Tigers on Sunday, breaking up a nohitter by Auburns Angel Bunner with a single in the fourth. Haeger broke the game open the next inning with a two-run shot to make the score 4-0. The Gators scored enough to salvage the stout pitching efforts from Rogers and Haeger, but it took some time for their bats to wake up. Florida scored only two runs before weekend. UF had its best results tagging Auburns starters as they became fatigued, chasing each Tigers starter before they ning of work. Florida pushed a combined six runs across the plate in frames with Auburn pitching changes. They really pitched well and for us to be able to third time through the lineup to said. Thats the name of the game being able to take advantage of opportunities, being able to take advantage of mistakes, being able to take advantage of pitchers throwing pitches over the plate. The Gators scored 11 runs against the Tigers during the Sundays contest. The run total is the lowest series mark for UF since a six-run effort in three games against Tennessee on March 9-11. Despite some early struggles at the plate, Florida still came away with its seventh consecutive series win and foe this season. and No. 2 Alabama remaining on the conference schedule, UF has still has a tough road ahead to its fourth SEC regular-season title. Its going to be tough, some great pitching. Probably not going to be getting as many hits as weve been accustomed to getting. Alligator writer Katie Agostin contributed to this report. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. SOFTBALL, from page 13The Gators weekend rotation Hudson Randall had a combined 2.63 ERA in 301.1 innings of work last season. So far this year, those three have a collective 3.96 ERA in 102.1 frames. just 3.2 innings as a freshman but has been thrust into a much larger and now Randalls, injuries, the rotations ERA is 3.98. the most consistent, his individual ERA is still up, as are those of the trio isnt going as deep into games as it did a year ago, and all three have dealt with injuries to some extent. Randall went six and a half per Those numbers have dropped to just more than two innings for up, its no wonder the Gators have had to mount come-from-behind victories in 16 of their 28 wins this season. Florida is still going to make it to Omaha, Neb., this summer, but unless the rotation starts turning son did with six scoreless innings Sunday, the Gators chances wont look so good. In college baseball, the teams that go the distance have a dominant starter (See: Cooper, Blake in 2010 and Roth, Michael in 2011). Given the draft prospects Florida should have three of those to rely on. season illustrates best, something is off with the Gators starting rotation. Contact Tom Green at tgreen@ alligator.org. TOM, from page 13With win, Florida now second alone in SEC EastRight-handed sophomore Nick In his only outing against Florida as runs on four hits in one inning. Sunday wasnt any better. Struggling to locate his mid-90s Nolan Fontana before leaving in the second. After disappointing outings in his He struck out four of the 24 batters he faced. He allowed one hit in each inning he pitched but stranded six Volunteers. UF relievers to close the game, as OSullivan was quick to pull arms in search of the Gators third shutout of the season. But the effort was blown the leadoff man before allowing a Following a quick start, Floridas offense was quiet after the fourth, scoring no runs and recording just frames. some more runs there, OSullivan said. Like yesterday we scored some runs and then we let some innings slip away from us. Florida and Tennessee split the Gators got a strong start out of sophnight en route to a 3-1 win before falling 5-4 on Saturday when Ramjit grounded into a double play with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth. The win gave Florida sole possession of second place in the SEC East three from Arkansas this weekend and is now 11-4 in conference play. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. BASEBALL, from page 13 Were going to be facing some great pitching. Probably not going to be getting as many hits as weve been accustomed to getting.Tim WaltonUF coachEmily Morrow / Alligator Staff Jordan during the top of the sixth inning of the Gators 5-1 win on Sunday.


JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Writer The Gators are on a collision course with the nations top team. They gave themselves reason for optimism with their performance Saturday as that crash approaches. No. 5 Florida (14-2 4-0 American Lacrosse Conference) took control early and didnt look back as it won its 10th straight game, defeating No. 17 Vanderbilt (7-6, 1-4 ALC), 17-5, at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. It was the second win for UF by more than 10 goals against a ranked opponent this season, as it routed then 10th-ranked Dartmouth 20-4 in Gainesville on March 20. The complete performance was just what coach Amanda OLeary wanted to see from her team in its last game before it travels to Evanston, Ill., to face top-ranked, undefeated Northwestern on Saturday. Offensively, I thought they ran through their plays, OLeary said. I think Vanderbilt is a really good defensive team, and offensively we did a nice job of containing them. After Commodores attacker Car ly Linthicum scored to tie the game Gators dominated possession and half draw controls and Vanderbilt the week leading the conference was held to just one in the opening 30 minutes. Shannon (Gilroy) did a really nice job (taking the draw), OLeary said. Ally Carey is one of the best draw specialists in the country, if not the best, and I thought Shannon certainly held her own. hat tricks from both Gilroy and junior attacker Kitty Cullen, who gave the Gators the lead two and a half minutes into the game when she scored unassisted. After Linthicums goal tied the game less than a minute later, Gilroy put the Gators up for good 33 seconds later on a free-position shot. Cullen scored another unassisted goal at 25:13 to give UF a 3-1 Dashiell followed that up by assisting on two consecutive Gilroy goals. Cullen then scored to put Florida up 6-1, completing a hat trick of her own. Dashiell then tied a UF record as she brought her assist total to four, dishing off to junior attacker Caroline Chesterman on two more unanswered scores. Chestermans second goal at the just eight goals in the entire game as in Nashville. will give the Gators a great deal of momentum as they prepare for their showdown with the Wildcats to end the regular season. Everybody is going to be so pumped, Cullen said. Everyday at practice we are going to be coming out so hard. We have to be ready for this game. They are going to come out physical and its going to be a competition. FLORIDA WON REGULAR-SEASON TITLE AFTER FINISHING UNDEFEATED IN CONFERENCE PLAY. ELI MARGER Alligator Writer When looking at the history of womens tennis in the Southeastern Conference, there is one very clear truth that sticks out the Gators have a monopoly on the sport. conference, the Gators have won 26 of a possible 33 regular season championships. They have had 21 undefeated seasons in the conference, including the past three years. 11-0 SEC) wrapped up another regular season title and primed itself for another deep postseason run. On the surface, this years team is very similar to last years. The rosters are almost season matches against Stanford, and both dominated every other opponent. since last April. I think were playing, from a forehand and backhand standpoint, much better, he said. Were a much better ballmaturity. In 2011, the Gators had three freshmen on their roster mores, those three players have coupled with junior Caroline consistent this season, which has allowed him to give some Last year, we were still sort of searching with three freshmen, he said. They were much more up-and-down than they are this year. Thats a great improvement to have more stability in your performance day in and day out. Our lineup has been interchangeable for a long time. Last May, Florida played on four consecutive days at Stanford en route to the national championship. That makes it even more vital for the Gators to effectively utilize their depth. If were in the postseason and we play consecutive days We have seven players that can all get the job done. I think its very important that we play all seven, because were going to need all seven. I think thats a huge weapon that we havent utilized as much in the past, but were certainly going to take advantage of that this year. UF plays either Tennessee or Auburn in the second round be three straight days of matches. They faced the same situation last year, winning the tournament. MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15David Carr / Alligator Staff Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff Gators entering SEC Tournament as champs, No. 1 seedLACROSSE


16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 THE RALLY JOHN: GREG: JOHN: GREG: JOHN: GREG: Vote for the winner online at alligatorSports.org. Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org and Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. Does Beals departure for NBA Draft cripple Florida? Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca John Boothetwitter: @jjboothe AP PhotoFlorida center Patric Young embraces guard Brad Beal during the teams Sweet 16 meeting with Marquette. Beal declared Friday for the NBA Draft, leaving UF after one year.