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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 145 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Darts and LaurelsThe Editorial Board takes a look back on the semester, pg 6. Students give harpsichord concert MondayRead the story online at alligator.orgFlorida plays South Florida in a midweek game tonight at 7 at McKethan Stadium. See story, page 13. 74 /51Previewing the NFL Draft: selected, but overall, the Gators are not expected to be well represented, pg. 20. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffKaren Edmonds leads a pack of cyclists past the Fine Arts building Monday afternoon. The Florida Cycling club organized the 12-mile ride to honor Edmonds late brother, Michael Edmonds. IN MEMORIAM TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterTurlington Plaza onto Stadium Road. A pack of cyclists funneled out on Monday evening, and one of the smallest women in the group led the stream. It was Karen Edmonds on her Trek 5200, the one her brother, Michael, found online back in 2007. The bike, and the ride, was a link to the brother she lost. On April 16, Michael took Stadium. It was our thing together, she said. Its hard because I know well never get to ride together. I just wish I could ride with him again. He called her the day she got the bike and haggled with the seller until the price dropped to $900. I still cant afford it, Karen said. For her, Michael paid. Youll get me back later, he said. East on Stadium Road, east through Northenue. A state champion in the 3,200 meters at Clay High School, Karen was the family athlete. But six or seven years ago, when he wanted to lose weight, Michael asked for help. She introduced him to cycling, and he soon lost more than 100 pounds. Michael and Karen biked together almost up to the day he died. They planned to ride this Monday, when Karen had a day off from her bartending job at Millers Ale House in Jacksonville. But their ride was called off. Michaels death was the end of a threeyear struggle with bipolar disorder, a disease that at times changed the kid who painted himself blue and ran shirtless down the sidelines at high school football games, the kid who took joy in buying his family extravagant gifts. Like Gators national championship tickets for his dad. Or a bike for Karen. Karen rode Monday despite the absence of her little brother. She rode for him. The Team Florida Cycling club organized a 12mile ride to honor their fallen teammate, and more than 100 people participated. Street, past Main Street, past the Hippodrome State Theater. Karen visited Michael three weekends ago. After watching the Florida Relays track meet, they went to Boca Fiesta. He made her eat gator tail. Michael grew up a Gators fan. In Green Cove Springs, his whole family rooted for Florida, all 40 cousins and aunts and grandparents. After high school, he enrolled at Florida State College, where his mother said he kept a 4.0 GPA. Last February, he called his dad. I got Students bike to remember Michael Edmonds Editors note: This story is the result of multiple interviews with sources in UF Student Government and Florida Blue Key, many of whom spoke to the Alligator on the condition of anonymity in order to preserve their positions in their respective organizations.JOEY FLECHASAlligator Staff WriterAundre Price wanted to join the most prestigious student honor society at UF. The African-American student has been involved since he arrived on campus in Fall 2009. Hes been a senator, a committee chair and is now Student Senate President. He is a UF Reitz Scholar and a rising member of the Unite Party. was not selected to join Florida Blue Key. The prestigious leadership honorary comprised of UF students keeps limits on the number of students from minority student organizations and Greek organizations that are allowed to join, an Alligator investigation has learned. Many applicants who are members of the Black Student Union, the Asian American Student Union and the Hispanic Student Association were not tapped, or selected, for membership in Blue Key dur-Blue Key membership controlled by powerful fewSEE RIDE, PAGE 5 JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterGov. Rick Scott vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed UF to self-insure all of its employees. House Bill 5009 would have created GatorCare, a standardized health insurance their families, including those outside of Gainesville. Were disappointed, because I think it Faculty Senate Chairman Scott Nygren. The proposed plan would have improved workers health and been more cost-effective, according to a post by Paula Fussell, Human Resource Services vice president, on UFs health care website. In his veto letter, Scott said he was confully considered. I commend the University of Florida for interests of the other universities and state agencies participating in the state employee health insurance program. Nygren said UF will continue to work toward implementing GatorCare in a limited way. Some 16,000 employees including Gainesville and Jacksonville Shands employees, graduate assistants and post-doctoral associates are not affected by the veto. Well continue to argue for its implementation in the future, he said. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@alligator.orgGov. Scott vetoes self-insurance health plan for UF employeesSEE BLUE KEY, PAGE 4Scott I just wish I could ride with him again.Karen EdmondsMichaels sister

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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 145 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECAST WHATS HHAPPENING?Earth Day Festival at Santa Fe College Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oak Grove at the Northwest Campus Saints for Sustainability and other student organizations will be hosting a free event to celebrate Earth Day. There will be sustainable arts and crafts and music to enjoy. Food will be available and catered by Moes Southwest Grill, a restaurant that promotes business sustainability. Come out and enjoy the festivities under the beautiful Oak Grove. This event is sponsored by the Santa Fe Colleges Student Government. Floridas Canid Curiosities: Exploring the Roles of Wolves through European Imaginings into American Wolfdog Breeding Practices Today, 11:45 a.m. Turlington Hall, Room 3312 This brown bag talk by Sarah Lewis Mitchem examines a selection of European stories featuring wolves and explores how these animals were per ceived, often in contradictory ways. It also covers how they were re-conceptualized in the United States through wolfdog breeding. Metals are the marrow of this land: An Underground Perspective on Bosnia and Herzegovina Today, 4 p.m. Dauer Hall, Room 215 At this talk by Sabrina Peric from Harvard University, you will learn about the relationship between violence and the endurance of industrial, financial and genealogical structures in Bosnia and Herzegovina from the early modern period to the present. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies. Toastmasters Potluck Today, 5:45 p.m. Entomology Building, Room 1031 Students and community members welcome. This is an open house with a potluck and an opportunity to ask questions about joining. Toastmasters provides a positive atmosphere to learn public speaking skills. For details, go to talkinggators. toastmastersclubs.org. Talking Gators is also on Facebook. Israeli Memorial Day Yom HaZikaron Today, 7 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave. Please join us in remember ing the 22,993 people who lost their lives defending Israel the nation-state of the Jewish People. Following a special memorial ceremony and exboth a Florida Jewish History Month in 2003 and a Jewish American Heritage Month in 2006 to increase awareness of the contributions by Jews to the state and nation. Civic Media Center Big Read Booktalk Thursday, 7 p.m. Civic Media Center, 433 S Main St. Join a group discussion about Ursula K. Le Guins books and her politics. For more infor mation, visit www.aclib.us/ bigread. Entering and Leaving Fantasys Wild Lands at Wild Iris Books Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wild Iris Books, 802 W University Ave. Chat with fellow readers who love traveling into the fantastical worlds created by Ursula K. Le Guin. Readings by local authors and music by Dirty Fist will help celebrate the end of a months worth of the Big Read in our community. Refreshments can be purchased at Caf Colette. For more information, visit www. aclib.us/bigread. Gay Movie Night Kickoff Friday, 7:30 p.m. Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th St. What happens when the hardest team in the Sunday Soccer league comes up against a gay team and finds its finally met its match?A funny, sexy, highenergy and extremely gay British comedy. Gay Movie Night is the last Friday of each month and is a free service of the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida. A $2 snack donation is requested. 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. hibit, Israeli Defense Force Colonel (res.) Bentzi Gruber will lead a discussion on life in the Israeli military. Helping Hands Clinic Clothing and Supply Drive Today to Friday Boxes are in Library West (second floor) and the Health Science Library Helping Hands Clinic is a group of volunteers that provides care, food and clothing for the homeless in the Gainesville community. The group is collecting donations including clean, lightly used clothing, personal hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, brushes), insect repellent and batter ies. Drop off donations in boxes located on the second floor of Library West and in the Health Science Library. For more information, contact speakersbureau.g4hh@ gmail.com, and for more ideas visit www.hhcg.org. Robotics Demos at UF Wednesday, noon to 4 p.m. NEB (Harris) Rotunda The robot demos will include a showcase of robots including a Mars Rover, a small Dune Buggy, an ATV and previous national and inter national award winning robots (including a submarine and a lawnmower). There will be demonstrations of 10 or more robots built by students in this semesters Intelligent Machines Design Laboratory (IMDL) course. See http://mil.ufl.edu/ imdl/robot_info_s12.htm for more information. Opening Reception for the exhibit Jewish Jacksonville Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Smathers Library (East) Room 1A The exhibit features Jacksonville materials from the late 19th century through the end of the 20th century, from the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica and the George A. Smathers Libraries Special Collections. The reception features special guest Marcia Jo Zerivitz, who will speak about Jewish Jacksonville within 250 Years of Florida Jewish History. Zerivitz is the founding executive director of the Jewish Museum of Florida and has been a leader in the organized Florida Jewish community for 50 years. She initiated the legislation for PARTLY CLOUDY 90/65 SUNNY 89/62 SUNNY 86/61 SUNNY 84/58 SUNNY 74/51

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ing the most recent application period in early April. Sources told the Alligator that a predetermined number of students from each or ganization had been expected to get selected based on deals made among student leaders. In a similar vein, Greek organizations receive admissions to Blue Key and positions in UF Student Government based on agreements made by a small group of Greek student leaders, according to sources with knowledge of the process. Weeks after he was not selected, Price wasnt angry. He feels that his future in leadership doesnt rest on being a Key. Being in Florida Blue Key doesnt make you any better of a leader, he said. If youre not tapped, you just keep doing what youre doing. one day, the path seems simple. Go to UF. Get involved in Student Government. Get tapped to join Florida Blue Key. Make the right connections. Even students who have no taste for politics yearn to join the prestigious honor society that boasts alumni like former senator and Gov. Bob Graham and former Sen. Bill Nelson. The Alligators investigation shows the journey from wide-eyed freshman to seasoned campus politician can be tumultuous. Its riddled with backroom deals to secure positions in SG, agreements to approve applications for and handshakes that determine the future of campus politics. Hovering over SG, Florida Blue Key and all of campus student life, is what is called the System. erned by a select group of powerbrokers. Ver sions of the System have existed for decades, with the current iteration taking hold about seven years ago. It assigns power to a small Greek organizations who have risen through the ranks who have a hand in deciding everything from who gets to run for Student Body president to who gets tapped to join Florida Blue Key. Most recently, the class of new Florida Blue Key initiates is nearly devoid of diversity. Of the 50 students selected in early April, six were members of what are called the communities Asian American Student Union, Black Student Union and Hispanic Student Association. One student from the Asian American Student Union, two from the Hispanic Student Association and three from the Black Student Union got into Blue Key, despite an understanding among leadership that more would be tapped. Its a system thats inherently unfair, said one source with the Unite Party who is a minority. Were constantly at the bottom of the table begging for bread crumbs. Some say the System doesnt foster racist tendencies as much as it bows to the power of votes in SG elections. Alex Cornillie, former candidate for Student Body president for the Students Party and an inactive brother of the Sigma Kappa fraternity, said the limits on tapping for Blue Key have nothing to do with race and everything to do with votes in SG elections. The function of Blue Key is to keep the particular groups of people in line for elections, he said. He said the same system of rewards and punishments exists for any Greek organization. As far as rewards and punishments, it is based upon how loyal you are and how loyal youre perceived as being, he said. In an email Monday, Florida Blue Key President Wesley Maul said the organization does not track admission based on organizaMany Florida students hold positions of responsibility and leadership throughout campus and the Gainesville community, but merely holding such a position doesnt insure [sic] membership in Florida Blue Key, he wrote. Our tapping process looks at a candidates overall record of success and achieveas a potential new member. He added that he and fellow Blue Key members are concerned with the diversity of the organization and the perception that its certain academic or campus organizations to qualify for membership. I dont personally believe thats the case, but perception can often be as important as reality, he wrote. Myra Morgan will tell you that when it comes to SG, she has seen and heard it all. She was director of student activities for adviser to SG and Florida Blue Key. Arriving at UF in 1985, she said she was, SG wielded. It was a real eye-opener for me at the time that it was easier for the Student Body presithan the university president, she said. Shes watched SGs ups and downs for years, and she said she sees the politics as a microcosm of how real politics works. The problems and perceptions arising now are not new. She says its cyclical. If people are feeling disenfranchised now, fraternities, all that goes full-circle, she said. Florida Blue Key touts itself as Floridas most prestigious honor society, boasting a rare collection of alumni that pepper the states major power brokers. Former gover nors such as Lawton Chiles and Bob Graham are alumni. Current Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Dean Cannon, a former UF Student Body president, also hails from Blue Key. But even dating back to the 1950s, the society has, at times, found itself embroiled in controversy regarding its relationship to UF Student Government. There was a lot of emphasis on clandestine activities, Graham said. He recalled incidents of stealing copies of the Alligator on days the newspaper ran editorials supporting the non-Greek, non-BlueKey-supported party and tapping phones to listen in on conversations of opposing parties. I never encountered, in state and federal politics, activities as aggressive as at the University of Florida, he said. To him, the seedier aspects of campus politics served only to hurt future state leaders. If there were lessons taught, they were not good lessons, he said. He said he suspects that student politics has since cleaned up its act, and he feels students are smart enough to realize they should not be distracted by political sideshows. More recently, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasser man Schultz, D-Fla., chose to forge a path through SG outside of the System. During her time at UF in the 1980s, she successfully ascended to Student Senate President and managed the campaign of a non-Greek Student Body president all without support from the System. We had to run a more grassroots campaign, she said. cluded members of the Greek community, she said, but the emphasis was less on rewarding Her independence didnt come without strife. She recalled a time when she was in party Blue Key member who told her she had no future in Florida politics because he was going to block her acceptance into the honor society. She said she never had an interest in Florida Blue Key. She now serves as the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Im not in Florida Blue Key, and it seems like I did OK, she said. Sources have told the Alligator that votes for approving Blue Key applicants are based on several factors, including the merits of applicants resumes and backroom deals struck to honor agreements with Greek houses and other student organizations. In early April, several members of the multicultural communities had been given the impression by decision-makers that the majority of applicants from the communities would be tapped for the honor society. leading Greek organizations Theta Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Epsilon Pi decide who gets selected. These leaders, sources said, agreed to minimize the number of students selected from the communities this semester. The rationale? One source from the communities said they are receiving the blame for the the slim victory in this semesters SG elections. Its supposed to be our fault that the mar gin was too small, the source said. The source said there isnt anything wrong with having a system that breeds good camfor advancing is inherently unfair. They can only marginalize the communities for so long, the source said. Rising Student Body President Tj Villamil, a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, said he is not aware of any connections between Florida Blue Key and Student Government, and he disapproves of any collusion to manipulate votes in Blue Key to favor some candidates over others. If that does happen, I denounce it, he said. I certainly dont take part in it. Sources familiar with the tapping process said Villamil was part of the decision to tap fewer members of the multicultural communities an assertion Villamil denies. I dont decide who gets tapped, he said. I just focus on SG. Wesley Maul, president of Florida Blue Key, wrote in an email Monday that Greek cess of selecting members. As director of Student Activities and Involvement, Nancy Chrystal-Green deals with all student organizations on campus, providing support for more than 900 registered groups. Greek chapters, Student Government and Florida Blue Key fall under her watch, but she cess for new members. Chris Loschiavo, assistant dean of students dents have issues with campus leaders that need mediation. He added that getting involved might be the best way to handle problems with student leadership, especially for students who desire to be leaders. As a student leader, if youre not happy with something that is happening in SG or in student leadership, you as a student leader said. Chrystal-Green said she expects all student organizations, including SG and Florida Blue Key, to choose the best students possible when selecting new members. Thats my expectation of any organization, especially one that is as prestigious as Florida Blue Key, she said. Myra Morgan, former director of student activities, now works in the UF Division for Student Affairs as the director of external relations, but she still occasionally speaks to students who have questions or concerns regarding SG. She said when students complain to her about barriers to involvement, she asks them a series of questions. Did you vote? Did you go over and sign up to volunteer on a committee? Did you come forward with a project that you thought might be useful? Sometimes the answer is no. Well then you know what, you have nothing to complain about. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012Multicultural organizations, Greek houses face membership limits BLUE KEY, from page 1 Graham Villamil Morgan Wasserman Shultz Maul Chrystal-Green I never encountered, in state and federal politics, activities as aggressive as at the University of Florida.Bob Grahamformer Florida governor

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accepted, he said, Im starting at Florida in August. His parents say that day changed his life. After years of medication, years of switching from one pill to the next, swapping side effects like facial tics for constant exhaustion, Michael simple acceptance letter. Michael stopped taking his medication last November, for a couple months. He seemed back to normal, his mother said. Down University Avenue. East, east, east until there is no University Avenue, until the road runs into Newnans Lake. Karen used to ask Michael to proofread her papers. Who cared if she was in college and he was still in high school? He could write. It was gift. When he arrived at UF, Michael chose to major in journalism. He loved telling stories, he used to write songs when he played guitar in high school. His goal was to launch Manic, a magazine that dealt with The Beast, the mental illnesses that so few people really understood. But he wanted it to be much more. Manic would be politics. Manic would be art. Manic would be sports gosh, would it be sports. Michael convinced his own father to switch loyalties from the 27-world-championship Yankees to the miserable Cubs. Down Lake Shore Drive, up Hawthorne Road. Now, back on Southwest Fourth Avenue. Past Williston Road. Go west on Williston, past I-75. It was there in February that Michael was hit by a car while riding with Team Florida. He suffered broken vertebrae, was forced to wear a back brace. His mother said she doesnt know why, but it was then that Michael seemed to unravel. Maybe he missed riding, his outlet. Maybe he needed his pills. Michael tried to commit suicide twice before. Once before he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and once after. He told his mother he didnt want to do it, said Michaels aunt Robin. His mind made him make these plans. He couldnt deviate. He couldnt stop it. Down Southwest Fourth Avenue. Back to campus. To the Reitz Union. The pack gathered at the Reitz Union Amphitheater at the end of the ride. They celebrated the man who lost out to an opponent they couldnt quite understand. He was funny, they said. He was dedicated. He was loving. He was Mikey. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org. TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 David Carr / Alligator StaffHarpsichord HarmonyPeter Orta plays Sonata for Two Harpsichords in F Major by Bach at the Harpsichord Ensemble mester the harpsichord was taught at UF. Read the story on alligator.org. RIDE, from page 1Ride ended with memorialEdmonds

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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 EditorialTUESDAY, APRIL 24, 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 taking summer classes?130 TOTAL VOTES14% YES 86% NOMondays question: Did you go to Swampfest? Its the end of the semester, and its been a crazy one. Weve had elections at the university, local and national level. Rarely did we experience a slow news week on campus or around Gainesville. Calling it an eventful year so far would be an understatement. So, without further ado, we bring you our we-hope-wevemade-you-think edition of...Darts & LaurelsFirst up, we want to give a let-the-games-begin LAUREL to Mitt Romney, Barack Obama and (likely) Gary Johnson, who will all be gearing up for a general election campaign this summer. But before we continue, we want to recognize those who have fallen during this semesters primary battles: Michelle Mental-Retardation Bachmann, Rick Uhh, What Was I Saying? Perry, Herman -9-9 Problems Cain, Rick Thats Not What I Meant To Say Santorum and Newt I Will Have My Moon Base Gingrich. This semester, we highlighted a lot of instances in which free speech came under attack. Congress tried to shut down some online speech through SOPA/PIPA; state legislatures tried to criminalize annoying posts on social networking sites; a southern university high school administrators threatened to exert control over the student newspaper due to a controversial column; and a district judge chastised a group of atheists for satirizing religious beliefs. Therefore, we throw a trampling-all-over-the-FirstAmendment DART at all of the politicians, bureaucrats, For everyone from the fall and spring semesters of this year who are moving on to bigger and better things, we give a congratulations-and-good-luck-with-all-of-your-endeavors LAUREL to all of the. Of course, we cannot end the semester without throwing a just-when-you-thought-you-couldnt-get-anymorecorrupt-you-go-and-do-something-like-this DART at Student Government. While we appreciate the fact that Jason Tiemeier apologized for throwing away newspapers, the fact that Katie Waldman, who knew about the incident but did not come forward, was eventually promoted to a higher position within SG is unacceptable. Finally, we give a thank-you-for-giving-us-a-purpose LAUREL to the Without our readers, there would be no point in doing what we do every week. We also want to thank everyone who joined the discussions on the website and sent in letters to the editor. We have certainly enjoyed the lively debates. Have a fun and safe break, and be sure to check back next semester!We need to honor contracts to progressOur daily, scheduled lives are strung together by a series of contracts between friends, strangers and ourselves contracts that we seem hesitant to honor. Whether its our turn to take out the trash or pay for a round at the bar, we dodge these agreements as often as possible. You and I have an agreement. As a writer, I agree to provide a coherent, sincere, wellthought-out article. My sincerity might manifest sarcastically as is often the case but it persists nonetheless. As a reader, you agree to reserve judgment and analysis until youve read the article fully. Your judgment might be biased as is often the case but it is fair, nonetheless, as long as you take the argument as a whole and not by its individual parts. Too often, however, we fail to uphold this contract. fail to include a link that would otherwise strengthen and clarify my train of thought. You might read only the headdismiss it as asinine. But as harmless as these individual lapses may be, their sweeping presence splinters and corrodes the progress of our social relationships. One of the reasons free time is so satisfying is that we have no contracts to uphold, and we feel no guilt in our indulgence, overindulgence or excessive overindulgence until the time comes to again honor an agreement. Many of us arent working to support ourselves through college. We rely on grants, scholarships and the support of our parents to fund car loans, grocery bills, rent and tuition. Each of these entails a contract. And yet, while the contract would read something like, You get an education, well pay for you, we continuously fail to maintain our end of the bargain. Instead, we buy beer, tickets, Coke and drinks for people wed hardly talk to if the lighting werent so dim. We spend money on TutoringZone and SmokinNotes to create the illusion that were keeping the contract while pissing our work ethic and last nights shame into the toilet. Borrowing money entails a recognizable contract. If you spot me $5, Ill say something like, Ill get you back. But chances are I wont get you back, and Im sure you wouldnt get me back unless I asked you. Its not until we are confronted, put on the spot, that we uphold our half of the contract. Even then, sometimes an excuse is inevitable. It always seems to be the party with the advantage that falls short. If we have something to lose from upholding a contract something other than our integrity, that is we avoid it at all costs. Well avoid texts, topics and eye contact, if thats what it takes. This collective habit is more destructive and more alienating than most of the less virtuous leanings of our society. It seems to manifest from an inherent dog-eat-dog mentality that festers in our culture. Ill do whats right regressive mindset? Sure, but my point still stands. If we intend to leave this world better than it was when we arrived, we have to abandon this way of thinking and generate social progression that is worthy company for the technological advancements of our age. Albert Camus asked us to walk beside him and be his friend. Not in front, not behind, but beside in trust and collective progress. What kind of society are we creating if we cant walk beside one another, upholding simple, sometimes tedious, contracts with strangers and friends? Not one that deserves to be preserved. Dyllan Furness is a philosophy and English junior at UF. His column appears on Tuesdays. Dyllan Furnessopinions@alligator.org

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Letters to the Editor TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7Preconceived religious notions warrant a fresh look Nora Zaki Arabic and political science junior at UF I Colleen Wright is a journalism freshman at UF. Her column appears on Tuesdays.Taking a look back over semesters tragedies, surprisesColumn Colleen Wrightopinions@alligator.org

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 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.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 8-15-25-1 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 4-25-12-43-1 THE 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 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. Female student pref. New carpet & living room furn in the fall. Call 813-731-7747 or jigishanyc@yahoo.com 5-17-12-11-1 SUBLEASING BEDROOMS F/SUMMER, CLOSE TO UF. INDIVIDUAL LEASES. $399/month, unlimited electricity, water, internet, cable+HBO included, washer/dryer in apartment, completely furnished. Fitness room. Large bathrooms + walk-in closets. Call (727) 366-7027 or douziel@ufl.edu 4-25-6-1 4BD/4BA Clean apartment @ University Terrace West 1 mile to UF. Two bus routes 20 and 21. $400/month all utilities included. Fully furnished. Short term lease available. Must see! Call Dory 954-816-1468. 4-2512-6-1 STEPS TO UF. FULLY FURNISHED. DORMITORY HOUSING W/PVT INDIVIDUAL SUITES. Starting at $479. Now leasing for Fall enrollment. Parking avail. 1231 SW 3rd Ave, #125 M-F 9-6 Sat. 10-4 352-372-3557 thecourtyardsuf.com 8-15-12-25-2 Campus Point Condo 1/1 583 SQ FT Second Floor, Washer/Dryer in unit No Pets, 1 mile from UF $575/month, $500 deposit Call Patricia 305-972-9031 5-17-12-5-1 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 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. 8-15-12-15-2 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 w/ enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, BRs carpeted. DW, W/D hk-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus rte, some walk to UF. Sec 8 accepted 352-332-7700 8-15-12-25-2 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 3, 4, & 5 BR houses blocks to UF. Rent directly from owner, no intermediary. Pets OK, dalyproperties.com or 352-359-3341/3595584 8-15-12-25-2 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 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 5-1512-35-2 ***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 **********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 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 4-2412-15-2 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 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 5-15-12-13-2 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 ***********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@bellsouth.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 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 available 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 $560 1/1 876ft2 in Brandywine! Huge apt with large closets, DW, A/C, pool, gym, balcony, quiet location, and clubhouse. 7 min bus (4 routes) to campus! Short or long lease available. Cats/dogs okay! Please call 352 375 1111 to see! Available 5/1 4-25-12-6-2LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1, 2, & 3 bdrm. floor plans starting @ $635. FREE Hi-Speed Internet, Washer/Dryer, Fitness Center, Tennis Court, Swimming Pool etc. M-F 9-6 Sat 10-5 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 www.lakewoodvillas.com text (Lakewood) 65586 8-15-12-25-2

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10, ALLIGATOR SPYGLASSIndividual Leases. Furniture pkgs. incl Washer/Dryer & FREE Hi-Speed internet. Rates start at $399. Every unit an end unit. Mon-Fri 9-6 Stat. 10-5 701 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-373-6330 www.spyglassapts.com text (spyglass) 65586 8-15-12-25-2 UPPER WESTSIDE/ NANTUCKET WALK1 & 2 bdrm Luxury Apts. Granite counters. Parking avail. Walk to campus & stadium, For info. call 352-872-4644 www.upperwestsideuf.com text: upperwestside@65374 8-15-12-25-2 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 5-15-12-4-2 1BR/1BA APT Pet ok. $475/mo. Close to UF on NW 4th St.Call 352-332-8481 or 352-359-1644 5-1512-4-2 Renting Now for Summer and Fall!!! 1 & 2 Bedroom Luxury Apartments In Gated Community Walk to Class!!! Lionsgate Condos in College Park starting at $925.00 www.associatesrealty.com 352-372-7755 5-17-12-4-2 BRIDGELIGHT1 Br Loft Style starting at $550. mo. M-F 1-6 3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221 www.bridgelightapts.com text: Bridgelight@65374 8-15-12-25-2 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 386233-0011, ph 386-676-9703, Nukken1@aol.com 5-15-12-3-2 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 Summer term2/2 apt.Room at Jefferson 2nd Ave.Walking distance to campus/downtown. Includes: utilities, internet, and furniture. For info call or text me at 954 709 8338 or giracam@gmail.com Price $499 4-25-7-3 Furnished 1 BR in 2/2 at 2nd Ave Centre. Available May 5July 31. $500/month (includes utilities). Call Stephanie 904-5012569. 4-24-12-5-3 Summer sublease: 1/1 in a 4bdr/4bth apt. Campus Lodge Apts. $419/monthutilities included. Females only. Please call or email: 305-905-9155, cnovoa@ufl.edu 4-25-5-3 Furnished 1 BR in 3/3 at Oxford Manor for Summer May-July term. $430/month OBO Includes Utilities, Washer/Dryer, Full Kitchen and next to the Pool. Call 727-323-5168. 4-25-12-3-3 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 Female roommate needed in furnished condo, 1.5 miles from UF $379/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ morebeautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871, Available 6/1/12 7-3111-28-4 ROOMMATE WANTED!!!Windsor Park Apt. Rent:$460 monthly 2/2 apt. Small pets. Available in JULY Contact: mcediel@ufl.edu 4-25-12-3-4 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 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. 8-15-12-25-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 8-15-12-25-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 8-15-12-25-6 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. 8-15-25-6 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 8-15-25-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 8-15-25-6 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 8-15-25-6 **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. 8-15-25-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 8-15-25-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 8-15-12-25-6 22" LCD tv, microwave and compact refrigerator/freezer. $120.00 Perfect for dorm room. Contact Brandon (516)724-5210 4-25-3-6 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 8-15-12-25-10

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ALLIGATOR 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 8-1525-11 8-15-12-25-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 8-15-12-25-11 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 8-15-12-25-11 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 8-15-12-25-11 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 8-15-12-25-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 8-15-12-25-11 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 352-215-3191 8-15-25-12 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 4-25-15-12 1999 Saturn SL2 (4-door), 135k mi, manual, dark green, tinted windows. Over $2500 major work in last year alone. This car will last. $2800 obo. 310-906-6562 (UF) 4-25-6-12 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 8-25-25-13 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 4-25-12-74-13 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 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. 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. 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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. 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12, ALLIGATOR 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 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 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. 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TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG NFL DraftDo you expect John Brantley and/or Deonte Thompson to be selected in this years NFL Draft? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. FLORIDA PLAYS SOUTH FLORIDA TONIGHT AT 7 AT MCKETHAN STADIUM. BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer Austin Maddox had just thrown 61 pitches, the highest single-game total of his UF career. He had worked 5.2 scoreless innings to help stretch a 16-inning Friday night game into early Saturday morning. The question was posed: Do you think youll be ready for Sunday? Well see, Maddox said. I might be a little sore [Saturday], but my arm usually bounces back good. Less than 48 hours later, he was back on the mound to claim his 11th save of the season in a series-clinching win against Georgia. This one only took eight pitches. Florida coach Kevin OSullivan wasnt surprised by how Maddox responded. He wasnt surprised by fellow relief pitchers Greg Larson or Steven Rodriguez, either. They combined to throw six innings on Friday and were right back to combine for four on Sunday. This has become the norm for No. 5 Florida (31-9), which faces South Florida (27-14) tonight at 7 at McKethan Stadium. I said that before the season: Im not going to be afraid to extend those guys as the season goes on, OSullivan said. It gives them more experience. Injuries to junior Hudson Randall and sophomore Karsten Whitson, who has recently been moved to the bullpen, have made the Gators pitching staff vulner able. With less consistency from starters, Florida has had to risk testing relief arms well before the postseason begins. Randall and Whitson led the Gators last season in innings pitched with 124.1 and 97.1, respectively. But Whitson now car ries a 5.11 ERA in 12.1 innings of work, and Randall missed two starts with a tired arm. He was pulled after three innings and 45 pitches in his Sunday return to the mound. Florida has 16 regular-season games remaining, and its reliance on Larson, Maddox and Rodriguez is clear. Both Maddox and Rodriguez have already thrown more innings and pitches this year than they did all of last season, postseason included. Maddoxs workload increase is the most drastic. His 42.2 innings are 15.2 more than he notched as a sophomore and his 533 pitches are 173 more than he threw in 2011. Plenty of variables play into Maddoxs role change. Last seapitcher, and he started 62 games as a position player. He has been in the starting lineup for just 11 of Floridas 40 games in 2012. Maddox is one of only two players who has recorded a save for the Gators this year. That number was six in 2011, but Nick Maronde, Tommy Toledo, Anthony DeSclafani and Matt Campbell have all moved on to minor-league baseball. Rodriguez has become Floridas multi-inning specialist. He has thrown two or more innings 12 times this season up from gaudy: 52 strikeouts compared to six walks in 38.2 innings. When you got seven or eight outs to go and you got Whitson, Rodriguez and Maddox you feel pretty good about your pitching, OSullivan said. Known for conserving arms, OSullivan said the progression is natural. After Larson, Maddox and Rodriguez, Floridas and four sophomores. The balance from a year ago isnt there. Maronde, Toledo and DeSclafani helped carry the Gators in 2011, but none of them pitched more than 43.2 innings during the entire season. In big spots, OSullivan will continue to look the way of his three upperclassmen and feel from them. Weve taken care of their arms, he said. Weve been careful with those guys. We havent overused them.David Carr / Alligator StaffFlorida relief pitcher Austin Maddox throws a pitch against Samford on March 20. Like the rest of the OSullivan not worried about overworking back end of bullpenSOFTBALL JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer The Gators postseason journey will only go as far as their timely hitting takes them. Florida plays a doubleheader beginning tonight at 5 against LSU with a focus on driving home runners in scoring position. Although Florida swept Florida International in a three-game set this past weekend, the Gators struggled with runners on base. In three games, Florida left 24 runners on base and 17 of those runners were in scoring position. And on two separate occasions, the Gators ended the inning with the bags full. Coach Tim Walton said his team needs to improve the situational hitting aspect of the game in time for the postseason, which begins May 10. We did a poor job with the bases loaded, Walton said after Fridays games. Look at our overall stats on the season, and bases loaded has been one of our statistics that isnt very good. And were going to have to get better at that. Its maybe the wrong hitters up at the wrong time, thats sometimes the key. Tonights doubleheader marks the beginning of an eight-game stint against Southeastern Conference schools, and as the schedule winds to an end, every runner becomes more valuable. Walton has adjusted his lineup multiple times to combat a poor batting average with runners in scoring position. With just eight games left, Walton has still not found It comes and goes, hits and clutch hits and stuff like that, junior Ensley Gammel said. So you always just go cheer for your teammates and stuff, and know youre going to catch a break sometime. But the Gators were helped on offense this weekend in UF concerned with stranded runners as postseason approachessSEE SOFTBALL, Pa A GE 14Walton QuotableI was just being a college student. Im pretty sure there were more guys than me that smoked. Janoris Jenkins, former UF cornerback (on reports about his marijuana troubles)Poll ResultsWith star righty Karsten Whitson still not in the rotation, are you worried about UFs staff going forward?60% YEES 40% NO25 total votes

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14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffUF shortstop Cheyenne Coyle runs to third against Chattanooga on March 14. Florida has struggled of late to drive in runners in scoring position. UF facing tougher opposition down stretchpart by the Panthers pitching staff, which ranked 124th in the nation with a 3.11 ERA on April 16. Two of Floridas next three opponents, LSU and Alabama, are ranked in the top 20 in the country in earned run average. Were facing some of the best pitching in the SEC with the remainder of our schedule, Walton said on April 15. Its going to be tough. Were probably not going to be getting as many hits as were accustomed to getting. So were going to have learn to deal with the failure part of the game but really learn to (situationally) hit, being able to execute. Freshman Lauren Haeger said hitting with runners on can be a challenge at times. Because hitting with fellow teammates on second and third base is such a vital part of the game, Walton makes sure to go over it while the team is training. We do a lot of situational hitting in practice all the time, Haeger said. So, it stinks when it doesnt work out as well. But we know we can make up for it in the end. And during the Gators six-game winning streak, they have been able to overcome their early struggles of hitting with runners on. Despite leaving an additional 21 runners aboard, including 11 in scoring position, Florida swept Auburn before facing off against FIU. But the Gators outscoring their opponents 3410 in the past six games should not be an indication of what to expect against the Tigers. Out of all the teams in the SEC, LSU has given Florida the most problems by winning 28 of the 46 games played between the two schools. Weve got a challenge, Walton said. Weve never talked about whats at stake. Were just trying to get better and hopefully make a great run for the postseason. SOFTBALL, from page 13 Weve never talked about whats at stake. Were just trying to get better and hopefully make a great run for the postseason.Tim WaltonUF softball coach A look at UFs woes hitting with runners in scoring position during its six-game winning streakIn Floridas three-game series against Florida International, the Gators hit 9 for 36, or .250, with runners in scoring position. During the past six games, the Gators have hit a full 63 points lower with runners in scoring position than their season average of .313. The number of runners left in scoring position for Florida has increased since playing UCF on April 11. UCF: 25 percent left on base were in scoring position. Auburn : 52 percent left on base were in scoring position. FIU: 71 percent left on base were in scoring position. Florida International April 20-22 Friday FIU 2,1,1,1,2,2, 7-4 UF win Saturday April 21 FIU 3,1,3, 9-0 UF Sunday April 22 FIU 1,2,2,2,1, 7-1 UF

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MATT WATTSAlligator Staff Writer Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator. org. ALLIGATORGreg Luca and Shawn Janetzke / Alligator Staff Scouting the 2012 draft-eligible Gators Height: 6-foot-3 301 pounds 40-Yard Dash: 4.82 seconds Bench Press: 24 reps Broad Jump: 106 inches Vertical Jump: 27.5 inches 2011 stats: 65 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, four quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries Projection: Midto late-round selectionJaye Howard DTAnalysis: Howard has made numerous impact, highlight-reel plays in his career, but questions about his consistency loom. He is quick off the snap and has been effective against the run, but hasnt consistently been able to defeat blocks in oneon-one situations. He ran the second-fastest 40-yard dash of defensive tackles ability. Concerns about his work ethic were only enhanced by a pedestrian 24 reps on the bench press at the combine. Height: 5-foot-11 202 pounds 40-Yard Dash: 4.32 seconds Broad Jump: 125 inches 2011 stats: 21 catches, 264 yards, 12.6 yards per catch, one touchdown Projection: Undrafted free agentDeonte Thompson WR Height: 6-foot-3 218 pounds 40-Yard Dash: 4.84 seconds Broad Jump: 108 inches Vertical Jump: 28 inches 2011 stats: 2,044 passing yards, 185.8 ypg, 60 percent completion percentage, 11 touchdowns, seven interceptions Projection: Undrafted free agentJohn Brantley QBAnalysis: Despite middling production in two seasons at Florida, Brantley has the potential to latch on at the next level. He lacks mobility and pocket awareness and doesnt have as much experience as the average quarterback prospect. But with his combination of above average arm strength and good short and intermediate accuracy, some may view him as a developmental prospect. Analysis: Once an elite recruit, Thompson failed to live up to expectations in Gainesville, proving to be an inconsistent target with a tendency to drop passes. While he is not likely to be selected, Thompsons speed, athleticism and experience on special teams could earn him a look as an undrafted free agent. Height: 5-foot-8 180 pounds 40-Yard Dash: 4.38 seconds Bench Press: 16 reps Broad Jump: 120 inches Vertical Jump: 36.5 inches 2011 stats: 171 carries, 861 yards, 5.0 yards per carry, two rushing touchdowns, 31 catches, 381 yards, 12.3 yards per catch, two receiving touchdowns Projection: Midto late-round selectionChris Rainey RBAnalysis: Rainey is a speedy perimeter threat who has the explosive playmaking ability to score any time he touches the ball. His cuts are quick and make him the makes it hard for him to block effectively or run between the tackles. He comes will be appealing to teams who can afford to spend a pick on a luxury player. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFormer Florida running back Chris Rainey hauls in a catch during the Gators pro day on March 13. Rainey is projected as high as a thirdor fourth-round pick in Thursdays draft. NFL DRAFTAnalysts anticipating unusually quiet day for former Gators

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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 145 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Darts and LaurelsThe Editorial Board takes a look back on the semester, pg 6. Students give harpsichord concert MondayRead the story online at alligator.orgFlorida plays South Florida in a midweek game tonight at 7 at McKethan Stadium. See story, page 13. 74 /51Previewing the NFL Draft: selected, but overall, the Gators are not expected to be well represented, pg. 20. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffKaren Edmonds leads a pack of cyclists past the Fine Arts building Monday afternoon. The Florida Cycling club organized the 12-mile ride to honor Edmonds late brother, Michael Edmonds. IN MEMORIAM TYLER JETTAlligator Staff WriterTurlington Plaza onto Stadium Road. A pack of cyclists funneled out on Monday evening, and one of the smallest women in the group led the stream. It was Karen Edmonds on her Trek 5200, the one her brother, Michael, found online back in 2007. The bike, and the ride, was a link to the brother she lost. On April 16, Michael took Stadium. It was our thing together, she said. Its hard because I know well never get to ride together. I just wish I could ride with him again. He called her the day she got the bike and haggled with the seller until the price dropped to $900. I still cant afford it, Karen said. For her, Michael paid. Youll get me back later, he said. East on Stadium Road, east through Northenue. A state champion in the 3,200 meters at Clay High School, Karen was the family athlete. But six or seven years ago, when he wanted to lose weight, Michael asked for help. She introduced him to cycling, and he soon lost more than 100 pounds. Michael and Karen biked together almost up to the day he died. They planned to ride this Monday, when Karen had a day off from her bartending job at Millers Ale House in Jacksonville. But their ride was called off. Michaels death was the end of a threeyear struggle with bipolar disorder, a disease that at times changed the kid who painted himself blue and ran shirtless down the sidelines at high school football games, the kid who took joy in buying his family extravagant gifts. Like Gators national championship tickets for his dad. Or a bike for Karen. Karen rode Monday despite the absence of her little brother. She rode for him. The Team Florida Cycling club organized a 12mile ride to honor their fallen teammate, and more than 100 people participated. Street, past Main Street, past the Hippodrome State Theater. Karen visited Michael three weekends ago. After watching the Florida Relays track meet, they went to Boca Fiesta. He made her eat gator tail. Michael grew up a Gators fan. In Green Cove Springs, his whole family rooted for Florida, all 40 cousins and aunts and grandparents. After high school, he enrolled at Florida State College, where his mother said he kept a 4.0 GPA. Last February, he called his dad. I got Students bike to remember Michael Edmonds Editors note: This story is the result of multiple interviews with sources in UF Student Government and Florida Blue Key, many of whom spoke to the Alligator on the condition of anonymity in order to preserve their positions in their respective organizations.JOEY FLECHASAlligator Staff WriterAundre Price wanted to join the most prestigious student honor society at UF. The African-American student has been involved since he arrived on campus in Fall 2009. Hes been a senator, a committee chair and is now Student Senate President. He is a UF Reitz Scholar and a rising member of the Unite Party. was not selected to join Florida Blue Key. The prestigious leadership honorary comprised of UF students keeps limits on the number of students from minority student organizations and Greek organizations that are allowed to join, an Alligator investigation has learned. Many applicants who are members of the Black Student Union, the Asian American Student Union and the Hispanic Student Association were not tapped, or selected, for membership in Blue Key dur-Blue Key membership controlled by powerful fewSEE RIDE, PAGE 5 JULIA GLUMAlligator WriterGov. Rick Scott vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed UF to self-insure all of its employees. House Bill 5009 would have created GatorCare, a standardized health insurance their families, including those outside of Gainesville. Were disappointed, because I think it Faculty Senate Chairman Scott Nygren. The proposed plan would have improved workers health and been more cost-effective, according to a post by Paula Fussell, Human Resource Services vice president, on UFs health care website. In his veto letter, Scott said he was confully considered. I commend the University of Florida for interests of the other universities and state agencies participating in the state employee health insurance program. Nygren said UF will continue to work toward implementing GatorCare in a limited way. Some 16,000 employees including Gainesville and Jacksonville Shands employees, graduate assistants and post-doctoral associates are not affected by the veto. Well continue to argue for its implementation in the future, he said. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@alligator.orgGov. Scott vetoes self-insurance health plan for UF employeesSEE BLUE KEY, PAGE 4Scott I just wish I could ride with him again.Karen EdmondsMichaels sister

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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 145 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?Earth Day Festival at Santa Fe College Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oak Grove at the Northwest Campus Saints for Sustainability and other student organizations will be hosting a free event to celebrate Earth Day. There will be sustainable arts and crafts and music to enjoy. Food will be available and catered by Moes Southwest Grill, a restaurant that promotes business sustainability. Come out and enjoy the festivities under the beautiful Oak Grove. This event is sponsored by the Santa Fe Colleges Student Government. Floridas Canid Curiosities: Exploring the Roles of Wolves through European Imaginings into American Wolfdog Breeding Practices Today, 11:45 a.m. Turlington Hall, Room 3312 This brown bag talk by Sarah Lewis Mitchem examines a selection of European stories featuring wolves and explores how these animals were per ceived, often in contradictory ways. It also covers how they were re-conceptualized in the United States through wolfdog breeding. Metals are the marrow of this land: An Underground Perspective on Bosnia and Herzegovina Today, 4 p.m. Dauer Hall, Room 215 At this talk by Sabrina Peric from Harvard University, you will learn about the relationship between violence and the endurance of industrial, financial and genealogical structures in Bosnia and Herzegovina from the early modern period to the present. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies. Toastmasters Potluck Today, 5:45 p.m. Entomology Building, Room 1031 Students and community members welcome. This is an open house with a potluck and an opportunity to ask questions about joining. Toastmasters provides a positive atmosphere to learn public speaking skills. For details, go to talkinggators. toastmastersclubs.org. Talking Gators is also on Facebook. Israeli Memorial Day Yom HaZikaron Today, 7 p.m. UF Hillel, 2020 W University Ave. Please join us in remember ing the 22,993 people who lost their lives defending Israel the nation-state of the Jewish People. Following a special memorial ceremony and exboth a Florida Jewish History Month in 2003 and a Jewish American Heritage Month in 2006 to increase awareness of the contributions by Jews to the state and nation. Civic Media Center Big Read Booktalk Thursday, 7 p.m. Civic Media Center, 433 S Main St. Join a group discussion about Ursula K. Le Guins books and her politics. For more infor mation, visit www.aclib.us/ bigread. Entering and Leaving Fantasys Wild Lands at Wild Iris Books Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wild Iris Books, 802 W University Ave. Chat with fellow readers who love traveling into the fantastical worlds created by Ursula K. Le Guin. Readings by local authors and music by Dirty Fist will help celebrate the end of a months worth of the Big Read in our community. Refreshments can be purchased at Caf Colette. For more information, visit www. aclib.us/bigread. Gay Movie Night Kickoff Friday, 7:30 p.m. Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th St. What happens when the hardest team in the Sunday Soccer league comes up against a gay team and finds its finally met its match?A funny, sexy, highenergy and extremely gay British comedy. Gay Movie Night is the last Friday of each month and is a free service of the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida. A $2 snack donation is requested. 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. hibit, Israeli Defense Force Colonel (res.) Bentzi Gruber will lead a discussion on life in the Israeli military. Helping Hands Clinic Clothing and Supply Drive Today to Friday Boxes are in Library West (second floor) and the Health Science Library Helping Hands Clinic is a group of volunteers that provides care, food and clothing for the homeless in the Gainesville community. The group is collecting donations including clean, lightly used clothing, personal hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, brushes), insect repellent and batter ies. Drop off donations in boxes located on the second floor of Library West and in the Health Science Library. For more information, contact speakersbureau.g4hh@ gmail.com, and for more ideas visit www.hhcg.org. Robotics Demos at UF Wednesday, noon to 4 p.m. NEB (Harris) Rotunda The robot demos will include a showcase of robots including a Mars Rover, a small Dune Buggy, an ATV and previous national and inter national award winning robots (including a submarine and a lawnmower). There will be demonstrations of 10 or more robots built by students in this semesters Intelligent Machines Design Laboratory (IMDL) course. See http://mil.ufl.edu/ imdl/robot_info_s12.htm for more information. Opening Reception for the exhibit Jewish Jacksonville Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Smathers Library (East) Room 1A The exhibit features Jacksonville materials from the late 19th century through the end of the 20th century, from the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica and the George A. Smathers Libraries Special Collections. The reception features special guest Marcia Jo Zerivitz, who will speak about Jewish Jacksonville within 250 Years of Florida Jewish History. Zerivitz is the founding executive director of the Jewish Museum of Florida and has been a leader in the organized Florida Jewish community for 50 years. She initiated the legislation for PARTLY CLOUDY 90/65 SUNNY 89/62 SUNNY 86/61 SUNNY 84/58 SUNNY 74/51

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ing the most recent application period in early April. Sources told the Alligator that a predetermined number of students from each or ganization had been expected to get selected based on deals made among student leaders. In a similar vein, Greek organizations receive admissions to Blue Key and positions in UF Student Government based on agreements made by a small group of Greek student leaders, according to sources with knowledge of the process. Weeks after he was not selected, Price wasnt angry. He feels that his future in leadership doesnt rest on being a Key. Being in Florida Blue Key doesnt make you any better of a leader, he said. If youre not tapped, you just keep doing what youre doing. one day, the path seems simple. Go to UF. Get involved in Student Government. Get tapped to join Florida Blue Key. Make the right connections. Even students who have no taste for politics yearn to join the prestigious honor society that boasts alumni like former senator and Gov. Bob Graham and former Sen. Bill Nelson. The Alligators investigation shows the journey from wide-eyed freshman to seasoned campus politician can be tumultuous. Its riddled with backroom deals to secure positions in SG, agreements to approve applications for and handshakes that determine the future of campus politics. Hovering over SG, Florida Blue Key and all of campus student life, is what is called the System. erned by a select group of powerbrokers. Ver sions of the System have existed for decades, with the current iteration taking hold about seven years ago. It assigns power to a small Greek organizations who have risen through the ranks who have a hand in deciding everything from who gets to run for Student Body president to who gets tapped to join Florida Blue Key. Most recently, the class of new Florida Blue Key initiates is nearly devoid of diversity. Of the 50 students selected in early April, six were members of what are called the communities Asian American Student Union, Black Student Union and Hispanic Student Association. One student from the Asian American Student Union, two from the Hispanic Student Association and three from the Black Student Union got into Blue Key, despite an understanding among leadership that more would be tapped. Its a system thats inherently unfair, said one source with the Unite Party who is a minority. Were constantly at the bottom of the table begging for bread crumbs. Some say the System doesnt foster racist tendencies as much as it bows to the power of votes in SG elections. Alex Cornillie, former candidate for Student Body president for the Students Party and an inactive brother of the Sigma Kappa fraternity, said the limits on tapping for Blue Key have nothing to do with race and everything to do with votes in SG elections. The function of Blue Key is to keep the particular groups of people in line for elections, he said. He said the same system of rewards and punishments exists for any Greek organization. As far as rewards and punishments, it is based upon how loyal you are and how loyal youre perceived as being, he said. In an email Monday, Florida Blue Key President Wesley Maul said the organization does not track admission based on organizaMany Florida students hold positions of responsibility and leadership throughout campus and the Gainesville community, but merely holding such a position doesnt insure [sic] membership in Florida Blue Key, he wrote. Our tapping process looks at a candidates overall record of success and achieveas a potential new member. He added that he and fellow Blue Key members are concerned with the diversity of the organization and the perception that its certain academic or campus organizations to qualify for membership. I dont personally believe thats the case, but perception can often be as important as reality, he wrote. Myra Morgan will tell you that when it comes to SG, she has seen and heard it all. She was director of student activities for adviser to SG and Florida Blue Key. Arriving at UF in 1985, she said she was, SG wielded. It was a real eye-opener for me at the time that it was easier for the Student Body presithan the university president, she said. Shes watched SGs ups and downs for years, and she said she sees the politics as a microcosm of how real politics works. The problems and perceptions arising now are not new. She says its cyclical. If people are feeling disenfranchised now, fraternities, all that goes full-circle, she said. Florida Blue Key touts itself as Floridas most prestigious honor society, boasting a rare collection of alumni that pepper the states major power brokers. Former gover nors such as Lawton Chiles and Bob Graham are alumni. Current Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Dean Cannon, a former UF Student Body president, also hails from Blue Key. But even dating back to the 1950s, the society has, at times, found itself embroiled in controversy regarding its relationship to UF Student Government. There was a lot of emphasis on clandestine activities, Graham said. He recalled incidents of stealing copies of the Alligator on days the newspaper ran editorials supporting the non-Greek, non-BlueKey-supported party and tapping phones to listen in on conversations of opposing parties. I never encountered, in state and federal politics, activities as aggressive as at the University of Florida, he said. To him, the seedier aspects of campus politics served only to hurt future state leaders. If there were lessons taught, they were not good lessons, he said. He said he suspects that student politics has since cleaned up its act, and he feels students are smart enough to realize they should not be distracted by political sideshows. More recently, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasser man Schultz, D-Fla., chose to forge a path through SG outside of the System. During her time at UF in the 1980s, she successfully ascended to Student Senate President and managed the campaign of a non-Greek Student Body president all without support from the System. We had to run a more grassroots campaign, she said. cluded members of the Greek community, she said, but the emphasis was less on rewarding Her independence didnt come without strife. She recalled a time when she was in party Blue Key member who told her she had no future in Florida politics because he was going to block her acceptance into the honor society. She said she never had an interest in Florida Blue Key. She now serves as the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. Im not in Florida Blue Key, and it seems like I did OK, she said. Sources have told the Alligator that votes for approving Blue Key applicants are based on several factors, including the merits of applicants resumes and backroom deals struck to honor agreements with Greek houses and other student organizations. In early April, several members of the multicultural communities had been given the impression by decision-makers that the majority of applicants from the communities would be tapped for the honor society. leading Greek organizations Theta Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Epsilon Pi decide who gets selected. These leaders, sources said, agreed to minimize the number of students selected from the communities this semester. The rationale? One source from the communities said they are receiving the blame for the the slim victory in this semesters SG elections. Its supposed to be our fault that the mar gin was too small, the source said. The source said there isnt anything wrong with having a system that breeds good camfor advancing is inherently unfair. They can only marginalize the communities for so long, the source said. Rising Student Body President Tj Villamil, a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, said he is not aware of any connections between Florida Blue Key and Student Government, and he disapproves of any collusion to manipulate votes in Blue Key to favor some candidates over others. If that does happen, I denounce it, he said. I certainly dont take part in it. Sources familiar with the tapping process said Villamil was part of the decision to tap fewer members of the multicultural communities an assertion Villamil denies. I dont decide who gets tapped, he said. I just focus on SG. Wesley Maul, president of Florida Blue Key, wrote in an email Monday that Greek cess of selecting members. As director of Student Activities and Involvement, Nancy Chrystal-Green deals with all student organizations on campus, providing support for more than 900 registered groups. Greek chapters, Student Government and Florida Blue Key fall under her watch, but she cess for new members. Chris Loschiavo, assistant dean of students dents have issues with campus leaders that need mediation. He added that getting involved might be the best way to handle problems with student leadership, especially for students who desire to be leaders. As a student leader, if youre not happy with something that is happening in SG or in student leadership, you as a student leader said. Chrystal-Green said she expects all student organizations, including SG and Florida Blue Key, to choose the best students possible when selecting new members. Thats my expectation of any organization, especially one that is as prestigious as Florida Blue Key, she said. Myra Morgan, former director of student activities, now works in the UF Division for Student Affairs as the director of external relations, but she still occasionally speaks to students who have questions or concerns regarding SG. She said when students complain to her about barriers to involvement, she asks them a series of questions. Did you vote? Did you go over and sign up to volunteer on a committee? Did you come forward with a project that you thought might be useful? Sometimes the answer is no. Well then you know what, you have nothing to complain about. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012Multicultural organizations, Greek houses face membership limits BLUE KEY, from page 1 Graham Villamil Morgan Wasserman Shultz Maul Chrystal-Green I never encountered, in state and federal politics, activities as aggressive as at the University of Florida.Bob Grahamformer Florida governor

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accepted, he said, Im starting at Florida in August. His parents say that day changed his life. After years of medication, years of switching from one pill to the next, swapping side effects like facial tics for constant exhaustion, Michael simple acceptance letter. Michael stopped taking his medication last November, for a couple months. He seemed back to normal, his mother said. Down University Avenue. East, east, east until there is no University Avenue, until the road runs into Newnans Lake. Karen used to ask Michael to proofread her papers. Who cared if she was in college and he was still in high school? He could write. It was gift. When he arrived at UF, Michael chose to major in journalism. He loved telling stories, he used to write songs when he played guitar in high school. His goal was to launch Manic, a magazine that dealt with The Beast, the mental illnesses that so few people really understood. But he wanted it to be much more. Manic would be politics. Manic would be art. Manic would be sports gosh, would it be sports. Michael convinced his own father to switch loyalties from the 27-world-championship Yankees to the miserable Cubs. Down Lake Shore Drive, up Hawthorne Road. Now, back on Southwest Fourth Avenue. Past Williston Road. Go west on Williston, past I-75. It was there in February that Michael was hit by a car while riding with Team Florida. He suffered broken vertebrae, was forced to wear a back brace. His mother said she doesnt know why, but it was then that Michael seemed to unravel. Maybe he missed riding, his outlet. Maybe he needed his pills. Michael tried to commit suicide twice before. Once before he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and once after. He told his mother he didnt want to do it, said Michaels aunt Robin. His mind made him make these plans. He couldnt deviate. He couldnt stop it. Down Southwest Fourth Avenue. Back to campus. To the Reitz Union. The pack gathered at the Reitz Union Amphitheater at the end of the ride. They celebrated the man who lost out to an opponent they couldnt quite understand. He was funny, they said. He was dedicated. He was loving. He was Mikey. Contact Tyler Jett at tjett@alligator.org. TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 David Carr / Alligator StaffHarpsichord HarmonyPeter Orta plays Sonata for Two Harpsichords in F Major by Bach at the Harpsichord Ensemble mester the harpsichord was taught at UF. Read the story on alligator.org. RIDE, from page 1Ride ended with memorialEdmonds

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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 EditorialTUESDAY, APRIL 24, 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 taking summer classes?130 TOTAL VOTES14% YES 86% NOMondays question: Did you go to Swampfest? Its the end of the semester, and its been a crazy one. Weve had elections at the university, local and national level. Rarely did we experience a slow news week on campus or around Gainesville. Calling it an eventful year so far would be an understatement. So, without further ado, we bring you our we-hope-wevemade-you-think edition of...Darts & LaurelsFirst up, we want to give a let-the-games-begin LAUREL to Mitt Romney, Barack Obama and (likely) Gary Johnson, who will all be gearing up for a general election campaign this summer. But before we continue, we want to recognize those who have fallen during this semesters primary battles: Michelle Mental-Retardation Bachmann, Rick Uhh, What Was I Saying? Perry, Herman -9-9 Problems Cain, Rick Thats Not What I Meant To Say Santorum and Newt I Will Have My Moon Base Gingrich. This semester, we highlighted a lot of instances in which free speech came under attack. Congress tried to shut down some online speech through SOPA/PIPA; state legislatures tried to criminalize annoying posts on social networking sites; a southern university high school administrators threatened to exert control over the student newspaper due to a controversial column; and a district judge chastised a group of atheists for satirizing religious beliefs. Therefore, we throw a trampling-all-over-the-FirstAmendment DART at all of the politicians, bureaucrats, For everyone from the fall and spring semesters of this year who are moving on to bigger and better things, we give a congratulations-and-good-luck-with-all-of-your-endeavors LAUREL to all of the. Of course, we cannot end the semester without throwing a just-when-you-thought-you-couldnt-get-anymorecorrupt-you-go-and-do-something-like-this DART at Student Government. While we appreciate the fact that Jason Tiemeier apologized for throwing away newspapers, the fact that Katie Waldman, who knew about the incident but did not come forward, was eventually promoted to a higher position within SG is unacceptable. Finally, we give a thank-you-for-giving-us-a-purpose LAUREL to the Without our readers, there would be no point in doing what we do every week. We also want to thank everyone who joined the discussions on the website and sent in letters to the editor. We have certainly enjoyed the lively debates. Have a fun and safe break, and be sure to check back next semester!We need to honor contracts to progressOur daily, scheduled lives are strung together by a series of contracts between friends, strangers and ourselves contracts that we seem hesitant to honor. Whether its our turn to take out the trash or pay for a round at the bar, we dodge these agreements as often as possible. You and I have an agreement. As a writer, I agree to provide a coherent, sincere, wellthought-out article. My sincerity might manifest sarcastically as is often the case but it persists nonetheless. As a reader, you agree to reserve judgment and analysis until youve read the article fully. Your judgment might be biased as is often the case but it is fair, nonetheless, as long as you take the argument as a whole and not by its individual parts. Too often, however, we fail to uphold this contract. fail to include a link that would otherwise strengthen and clarify my train of thought. You might read only the headdismiss it as asinine. But as harmless as these individual lapses may be, their sweeping presence splinters and corrodes the progress of our social relationships. One of the reasons free time is so satisfying is that we have no contracts to uphold, and we feel no guilt in our indulgence, overindulgence or excessive overindulgence until the time comes to again honor an agreement. Many of us arent working to support ourselves through college. We rely on grants, scholarships and the support of our parents to fund car loans, grocery bills, rent and tuition. Each of these entails a contract. And yet, while the contract would read something like, You get an education, well pay for you, we continuously fail to maintain our end of the bargain. Instead, we buy beer, tickets, Coke and drinks for people wed hardly talk to if the lighting werent so dim. We spend money on TutoringZone and SmokinNotes to create the illusion that were keeping the contract while pissing our work ethic and last nights shame into the toilet. Borrowing money entails a recognizable contract. If you spot me $5, Ill say something like, Ill get you back. But chances are I wont get you back, and Im sure you wouldnt get me back unless I asked you. Its not until we are confronted, put on the spot, that we uphold our half of the contract. Even then, sometimes an excuse is inevitable. It always seems to be the party with the advantage that falls short. If we have something to lose from upholding a contract something other than our integrity, that is we avoid it at all costs. Well avoid texts, topics and eye contact, if thats what it takes. This collective habit is more destructive and more alienating than most of the less virtuous leanings of our society. It seems to manifest from an inherent dog-eat-dog mentality that festers in our culture. Ill do whats right regressive mindset? Sure, but my point still stands. If we intend to leave this world better than it was when we arrived, we have to abandon this way of thinking and generate social progression that is worthy company for the technological advancements of our age. Albert Camus asked us to walk beside him and be his friend. Not in front, not behind, but beside in trust and collective progress. What kind of society are we creating if we cant walk beside one another, upholding simple, some times tedious, contracts with strangers and friends? Not one that deserves to be preserved. Dyllan Furness is a philosophy and English junior at UF. His column appears on Tuesdays. Dyllan Furnessopinions@alligator.org

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Letters to the Editor TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7Preconceived religious notions warrant a fresh look Nora Zaki Arabic and political science junior at UF I Colleen Wright is a journalism freshman at UF. Her column appears on Tuesdays.Taking a look back over semesters tragedies, surprisesColumn Colleen Wrightopinions@alligator.org

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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 **********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 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 4-2412-15-2 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 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 5-15-12-13-2 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 ***********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 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 $560 1/1 876ft2 in Brandywine! Huge apt with large closets, DW, A/C, pool, gym, balcony, quiet location, and clubhouse. 7 min bus (4 routes) to campus! Short or long lease avail able. Cats/dogs okay! Please call 352 375 1111 to see! Available 5/1 4-25-12-6-2LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1, 2, & 3 bdrm. floor plans starting @ $635. FREE Hi-Speed Internet, Washer/Dryer, Fitness Center, Tennis Court, Swimming Pool etc. M-F 9-6 Sat 10-5 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 www.lakewoodvillas.com text (Lakewood) 65586 8-15-12-25-2

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10, ALLIGATOR SPYGLASSIndividual Leases. Furniture pkgs. incl Washer/Dryer & FREE Hi-Speed internet. Rates start at $399. Every unit an end unit. Mon-Fri 9-6 Stat. 10-5 701 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-373-6330 www.spyglassapts.com text (spyglass) 65586 8-15-12-25-2 UPPER WESTSIDE/ NANTUCKET WALK1 & 2 bdrm Luxury Apts. Granite counters. Parking avail. Walk to campus & stadium, For info. call 352-872-4644 www.upperwestsideuf.com text: upperwestside@65374 8-15-12-25-2 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 5-15-12-4-2 1BR/1BA APT Pet ok. $475/mo. Close to UF on NW 4th St.Call 352-332-8481 or 352-359-1644 5-1512-4-2 Renting Now for Summer and Fall!!! 1 & 2 Bedroom Luxury Apartments In Gated Community Walk to Class!!! Lionsgate Condos in College Park starting at $925.00 www.associatesrealty.com 352-372-7755 5-17-12-4-2 BRIDGELIGHT1 Br Loft Style starting at $550. mo. M-F 1-6 3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221 www.bridgelightapts.com text: Bridgelight@65374 8-15-12-25-2 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 386233-0011, ph 386-676-9703, Nukken1@aol.com 5-15-12-3-2 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 Summer term2/2 apt.Room at Jefferson 2nd Ave.Walking distance to campus/downtown. Includes: utilities, internet, and furniture. For info call or text me at 954 709 8338 or giracam@gmail.com Price $499 4-25-7-3 Furnished 1 BR in 2/2 at 2nd Ave Centre. Available May 5July 31. $500/month (includes utilities). Call Stephanie 904-5012569. 4-24-12-5-3 Summer sublease: 1/1 in a 4bdr/4bth apt. Campus Lodge Apts. $419/monthutilities included. Females only. Please call or email: 305-905-9155, cnovoa@ufl.edu 4-25-5-3 Furnished 1 BR in 3/3 at Oxford Manor for Summer May-July term. $430/month OBO Includes Utilities, Washer/Dryer, Full Kitchen and next to the Pool. Call 727-323-5168. 4-25-12-3-3 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 Female roommate needed in furnished condo, 1.5 miles from UF $379/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ morebeautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871, Available 6/1/12 7-3111-28-4 ROOMMATE WANTED!!!Windsor Park Apt. Rent:$460 monthly 2/2 apt. Small pets. Available in JULY Contact: mcediel@ufl.edu 4-25-12-3-4 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 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. 8-15-12-25-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 8-15-12-25-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 8-15-12-25-6 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. 8-15-25-6 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 8-15-25-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 8-15-25-6 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 8-15-25-6 **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. 8-15-25-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 8-15-25-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 8-15-12-25-6 22" LCD tv, microwave and compact refrigerator/freezer. $120.00 Perfect for dorm room. Contact Brandon (516)724-5210 4-25-3-6 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 8-15-12-25-10

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ALLIGATOR 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 8-1525-11 8-15-12-25-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 8-15-12-25-11 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 8-15-12-25-11 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 8-15-12-25-11 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 8-15-12-25-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 8-15-12-25-11 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 352-215-3191 8-15-25-12 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 4-25-15-12 1999 Saturn SL2 (4-door), 135k mi, manual, dark green, tinted windows. Over $2500 major work in last year alone. This car will last. $2800 obo. 310-906-6562 (UF) 4-25-6-12 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 8-25-25-13 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 4-25-12-74-13 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 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. 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 8-15-12-25-14 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 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

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12, ALLIGATOR 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 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 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 Babysitter wanted, various hours available for 4 children age 3 to 9; sometimes would be for only one of two of them. Looking for someone now and into the fall. $12/hr. Experience required; email resume/refs to nannyforfam@gmail.com. 4-25-12-6-14 Busy medical office looking for part time medical assistant and or receptionist. Medical terminology and anatomy preferred by applicants but not required. Fax or email resumes to 352-377-4816/jas3fl@aol.com. 4-25-12-6-14 TUTOR WANTED AUTO-CAD Rates/hours flexibleContact 352-478-7147 4-25-126-14 SANDYS SAVVY CHIC RESALE BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING Great working environment. PT/FT positions available. Apply in person @ 2906 NW 13Tth St. 352-372-1226 sandysresale.com 4-2512-6-14 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. 4-25-12-6-14 SPANISH TEACHER FOR AGES 2-MIDDLE SCHOOL for 2012-2013 school year, $12.00 hr+ to start. Apply 8505 NW 39th Ave. Gville 4-2512-5-14 Camp Counselors, male/female, needed for great overnight camps in the mountains of PA. Have fun while working with children outdoors. Teach/assist with Tennis, Outdoor, Ed, Ropes Course, Waterfront Lifeguards, Waterski, Media, Music, & more. Office & Kitchen positions available. Apply on-line at www.pineforestcamp.com 4-25-12-5-14 Property Management Firm has summer positions open for projects that include Painting, Pressure washing, and landscaping FT/PT M-F 10.00 Per Hour email resume or relevant experience Corey@mssgainesville.com 4-25-12-4-14 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 8-15-25-18 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 4-25-72-18SHOTGUN 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.FOUND: DOGOn 13th St, Saturday. Call to identify 9499299 4-25-2-25Want 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! 100% FREE! Turn your cell phone into an ATM. Text phrase cashtexts 67067 to 69302 or visit http://cashtexts.com/by/ctatpc 4-25-12-3-20 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 4-25-72-21Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 8-15-12-25-21 Athletic mentor needed for 14yo boy interested in golf, racket ball, biking, etc. for May and June, 9:00 to 5:00 most weekdays. Must have own car. References required. 352 466 3255. 4-25-12-4-14 PT office person wanted for multiple tasks including billing and inventory. Multitasking is a MUST! Minimum typing speed 55 cwpm. Email resume to trc0102@yahoo.com 4-25-12-4-14 PART TIME EXPERIENCED TELLER A great opportunity with a fast growing community bank ALARION BANK. Only experienced applicants will be considered. Alarion Bank offers competitive salary and benefits. Stop by any Alarion Bank office or fax a cover letter and resume to 352-373-0803 or email Anne.Chumley@alarionbank.com. EOE/AA/DFWP Member FDIC 4-25-12-4-14 GatorWell is hiring for a variety of part-time student jobs starting Summer B. Go to gatorwell.ufsa.ufl.edu for more info and to apply. 5-15-12-4-14 Marketing Assistant Heat Pipe Technology Inc, a local manufacturer, is looking for a part-time marketing assistant 10-20 hours per week at $10/hour. Flexible Schedule. Please respond to: sales@heatpipe.com 4-25-12-2-14 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. 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TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG NFL DraftDo you expect John Brantley and/or Deonte Thompson to be selected in this years NFL Draft? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. FLORIDA PLAYS SOUTH FLORIDA TONIGHT AT 7 AT MCKETHAN STADIUM. BRYAN HOLTAlligator Writer Austin Maddox had just thrown 61 pitches, the highest single-game total of his UF career. He had worked 5.2 scoreless innings to help stretch a 16-inning Friday night game into early Saturday morning. The question was posed: Do you think youll be ready for Sunday? Well see, Maddox said. I might be a little sore [Saturday], but my arm usually bounces back good. Less than 48 hours later, he was back on the mound to claim his 11th save of the season in a series-clinching win against Georgia. This one only took eight pitches. Florida coach Kevin OSullivan wasnt surprised by how Maddox responded. He wasnt surprised by fellow relief pitchers Greg Larson or Steven Rodriguez, either. They combined to throw six innings on Friday and were right back to combine for four on Sunday. This has become the norm for No. 5 Florida (31-9), which faces South Florida (27-14) tonight at 7 at McKethan Stadium. I said that before the season: Im not going to be afraid to extend those guys as the season goes on, OSullivan said. It gives them more experience. Injuries to junior Hudson Randall and sophomore Karsten Whitson, who has recently been moved to the bullpen, have made the Gators pitching staff vulner able. With less consistency from starters, Florida has had to risk testing relief arms well before the postseason begins. Randall and Whitson led the Gators last season in innings pitched with 124.1 and 97.1, respectively. But Whitson now car ries a 5.11 ERA in 12.1 innings of work, and Randall missed two starts with a tired arm. He was pulled after three innings and 45 pitches in his Sunday return to the mound. Florida has 16 regular-season games remaining, and its reliance on Larson, Maddox and Rodriguez is clear. Both Maddox and Rodriguez have already thrown more innings and pitches this year than they did all of last season, postseason included. Maddoxs workload increase is the most drastic. His 42.2 innings are 15.2 more than he notched as a sophomore and his 533 pitches are 173 more than he threw in 2011. Plenty of variables play into Maddoxs role change. Last seapitcher, and he started 62 games as a position player. He has been in the starting lineup for just 11 of Floridas 40 games in 2012. Maddox is one of only two players who has recorded a save for the Gators this year. That number was six in 2011, but Nick Maronde, Tommy Toledo, Anthony DeSclafani and Matt Campbell have all moved on to minor-league baseball. Rodriguez has become Floridas multi-inning specialist. He has thrown two or more innings 12 times this season up from gaudy: 52 strikeouts compared to six walks in 38.2 innings. When you got seven or eight outs to go and you got Whitson, Rodriguez and Maddox you feel pretty good about your pitching, OSullivan said. Known for conserving arms, OSullivan said the progression is natural. After Larson, Maddox and Rodriguez, Floridas and four sophomores. The balance from a year ago isnt there. Maronde, Toledo and DeSclafani helped carry the Gators in 2011, but none of them pitched more than 43.2 innings during the entire season. In big spots, OSullivan will continue to look the way of his three upperclassmen and feel from them. Weve taken care of their arms, he said. Weve been careful with those guys. We havent overused them.David Carr / Alligator StaffFlorida relief pitcher Austin Maddox throws a pitch against Samford on March 20. Like the rest of the OSullivan not worried about overworking back end of bullpenSOFTBALL JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer The Gators postseason journey will only go as far as their timely hitting takes them. Florida plays a doubleheader beginning tonight at 5 against LSU with a focus on driving home runners in scoring position. Although Florida swept Florida International in a three-game set this past weekend, the Gators struggled with runners on base. In three games, Florida left 24 runners on base and 17 of those runners were in scoring position. And on two separate occasions, the Gators ended the inning with the bags full. Coach Tim Walton said his team needs to improve the situational hitting aspect of the game in time for the postseason, which begins May 10. We did a poor job with the bases loaded, Walton said after Fridays games. Look at our overall stats on the season, and bases loaded has been one of our statistics that isnt very good. And were going to have to get better at that. Its maybe the wrong hitters up at the wrong time, thats sometimes the key. Tonights doubleheader marks the beginning of an eight-game stint against Southeastern Conference schools, and as the schedule winds to an end, every runner becomes more valuable. Walton has adjusted his lineup multiple times to combat a poor batting average with runners in scoring position. With just eight games left, Walton has still not found It comes and goes, hits and clutch hits and stuff like that, junior Ensley Gammel said. So you always just go cheer for your teammates and stuff, and know youre going to catch a break sometime. But the Gators were helped on offense this weekend in UF concerned with stranded runners as postseason approachesSEE SOFTBALL, P A GE 14Walton QuotableI was just being a college student. Im pretty sure there were more guys than me that smoked. Janoris Jenkins, former UF cornerback (on reports about his marijuana troubles)Poll ResultsWith star righty Karsten Whitson still not in the rotation, are you worried about UFs staff going forward?60% YES 40% NO25 total votes

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14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffUF shortstop Cheyenne Coyle runs to third against Chattanooga on March 14. Florida has struggled of late to drive in runners in scoring position. UF facing tougher opposition down stretchpart by the Panthers pitching staff, which ranked 124th in the nation with a 3.11 ERA on April 16. Two of Floridas next three opponents, LSU and Alabama, are ranked in the top 20 in the country in earned run average. Were facing some of the best pitching in the SEC with the remainder of our schedule, Walton said on April 15. Its going to be tough. Were probably not going to be getting as many hits as were accustomed to getting. So were going to have learn to deal with the failure part of the game but really learn to (situationally) hit, being able to execute. Freshman Lauren Haeger said hitting with runners on can be a challenge at times. Because hitting with fellow teammates on second and third base is such a vital part of the game, Walton makes sure to go over it while the team is training. We do a lot of situational hitting in practice all the time, Haeger said. So, it stinks when it doesnt work out as well. But we know we can make up for it in the end. And during the Gators six-game winning streak, they have been able to overcome their early struggles of hitting with runners on. Despite leaving an additional 21 runners aboard, including 11 in scoring position, Florida swept Auburn before facing off against FIU. But the Gators outscoring their opponents 3410 in the past six games should not be an indication of what to expect against the Tigers. Out of all the teams in the SEC, LSU has given Florida the most problems by winning 28 of the 46 games played between the two schools. Weve got a challenge, Walton said. Weve never talked about whats at stake. Were just trying to get better and hopefully make a great run for the postseason. SOFTBALL, from page 13 Weve never talked about whats at stake. Were just trying to get better and hopefully make a great run for the postseason.Tim WaltonUF softball coach A look at UFs woes hitting with runners in scoring position during its six-game winning streakIn Floridas three-game series against Florida International, the Gators hit 9 for 36, or .250, with runners in scoring position. During the past six games, the Gators have hit a full 63 points lower with runners in scoring position than their season average of .313. The number of runners left in scoring position for Florida has increased since playing UCF on April 11. UCF: 25 percent left on base were in scoring position. Auburn : 52 percent left on base were in scor ing position. FIU: 71 percent left on base were in scoring position. Florida International April 20-22 Friday FIU 2,1,1,1,2,2, 7-4 UF win Saturday April 21 FIU 3,1,3, 9-0 UF Sunday April 22 FIU 1,2,2,2,1, 7-1 UF

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MATT WATTSAlligator Staff Writer Contact Matt Watts at mwatts@alligator. org. ALLIGATORGreg Luca and Shawn Janetzke / Alligator Staff Scouting the 2012 draft-eligible Gators Height: 6-foot-3 301 pounds 40-Yard Dash: 4.82 seconds Bench Press: 24 reps Broad Jump: 106 inches Vertical Jump: 27.5 inches 2011 stats: 65 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, four quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries Projection: Midto late-round selectionJaye Howard DTAnalysis: Howard has made numerous impact, highlight-reel plays in his career, but questions about his consistency loom. He is quick off the snap and has been effective against the run, but hasnt consistently been able to defeat blocks in oneon-one situations. He ran the second-fastest 40-yard dash of defensive tackles ability. Concerns about his work ethic were only enhanced by a pedestrian 24 reps on the bench press at the combine. Height: 5-foot-11 202 pounds 40-Yard Dash: 4.32 seconds Broad Jump: 125 inches 2011 stats: 21 catches, 264 yards, 12.6 yards per catch, one touchdown Projection: Undrafted free agentDeonte Thompson WR Height: 6-foot-3 218 pounds 40-Yard Dash: 4.84 seconds Broad Jump: 108 inches Vertical Jump: 28 inches 2011 stats: 2,044 passing yards, 185.8 ypg, 60 percent completion percentage, 11 touchdowns, seven interceptions Projection: Undrafted free agentJohn Brantley QBAnalysis: Despite middling production in two seasons at Florida, Brantley has the potential to latch on at the next level. He lacks mobility and pocket awareness and doesnt have as much experience as the average quarterback prospect. But with his combination of above average arm strength and good short and intermediate accuracy, some may view him as a developmental prospect. Analysis: Once an elite recruit, Thompson failed to live up to expectations in Gainesville, proving to be an inconsistent target with a tendency to drop passes. While he is not likely to be selected, Thompsons speed, athleticism and experience on special teams could earn him a look as an undrafted free agent. Height: 5-foot-8 180 pounds 40-Yard Dash: 4.38 seconds Bench Press: 16 reps Broad Jump: 120 inches Vertical Jump: 36.5 inches 2011 stats: 171 carries, 861 yards, 5.0 yards per carry, two rushing touchdowns, 31 catches, 381 yards, 12.3 yards per catch, two receiving touchdowns Projection: Midto late-round selectionChris Rainey RBAnalysis: Rainey is a speedy perimeter threat who has the explosive playmaking ability to score any time he touches the ball. His cuts are quick and make him the makes it hard for him to block effectively or run between the tackles. He comes will be appealing to teams who can afford to spend a pick on a luxury player. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFormer Florida running back Chris Rainey hauls in a catch during the Gators pro day on March 13. Rainey is projected as high as a thirdor fourth-round pick in Thursdays draft. NFL DRAFTAnalysts anticipating unusually quiet day for former Gators

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