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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 147 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF Board of Trustees elects new chairmanThe former vice chairman is a 1973 alumnus, pg 4. Summer months bring swarms of lovebugsThey breed locally in Paynes Prairie, pg 5. UF grad gains popularity on YouTubeHis most popular video is Stuff Gator Fans Say, pg. 8. Florida catcher Mike Zunino and the Gators have struggled to score runs since April. See story, page 13. 88 /67 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 David Carr / Alligator StaffSpeaking Out Pat Fitzpatrick stands outside City Hall on Monday afternoon. Fitzpatrick and other protestors were arrested last October for trespassing on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff WriterBudget proposals released Friday aim to leave open facoff some staff while leaving tenure-track faculty and degree programs unscathed by budget cuts. Smathers Libraries announced earlier last week it plans to deal with its $1.3 million budget cut in part by closing the journalism and music libraries and relocating their respective faculty and collections. Other notable cuts include an $800,000 reduction in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences recurring renovation funds and distance education facilities upgrades and a $5.9 million overall cut to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Colleges are also using attrition to weather the cuts, meaning some faculty positions opening up this year due to retirement and other predictable One side effect of having fewer faculty teaching the same number of students is an increase in the size of some classes. However, UF Provost Joe Glover said, the university doesnt have a freeze on hiring new faculty. Deans will hire replacement faculty according to the needs of each college. Yes, they have to take a net cut of a certain number of dollars, but within the budgets they have, they need to manage the college, he said of the college deans. We still have to meet student demand. The College of Engineerings Colleges submit budget proposals CLARE LENNONAlligator Staff WriterHow much is your Student Body president worth? At UF, former President Anthony Reynolds was worth an $8,995.56 Thats about $7,000 less than the president at the University of Central Florida. High-ranking UF Student Govsome also get special parking passes, meal cards for on-campus dining. debated in the past few SG election cycles. Reducing them was part of the Students Partys Fall 2011 campaign, and in the Spring 2012 executive debate, candidates attacked each other over topics such as perks. Students Party and Unite Party candidates didnt come to any agreement on whether The elections are over, but students still dont agree. Students Party Sen. Carly Wilson has been vocal about the issue campaigning for Student Body treasurer and in Student Senate meetings. She pulls a Diet Coke and a sandwich out of her bag for lunch, she said, so she doesnt see why executives cant, too. The Student Body president, vice president and treasurer each get a meal card. The cards were good for up to $3,000 each in the 2011-2012 year, and that will drop to $1,000 for 2012-2013. The Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee got a collective meal card of up to $500 for the 2011-2012 year, which has been cut in half for 2012-2013. Committee Chairwoman Christina Bonarrigo said the meal card allows her and the eight other committee members to grab lunch during several day-long meetings. She said they usually restrict themselves to a Subway sandwich, a drink and THE DEADLINE IS 11:59 P.M. KELLY PRICEAlligator Contributing WriterUF students looking to score a seat in a crowded summer class only have until tonight to do so on ISIS. The deadline for dropping or adding Summer A or C classes is 11:59 p.m. Advance registration has been open to UF undergraduate and graduate students since March for summer and fall classes. Summer C spans the entire summer and runs during both Summer A and Summer B. At midnight, students will no longer be able to log into ISIS registration and will be held liable for any fees for courses on their schedules. The drop/add deadline for Summer B, which begins July 2, is 11:59 p.m. on July 3. Class meeting schedules also change for the summer semester. All Summer A and B courses meet for 75 minutes, and all Summer C courses meet for 65 minutes. Summer class periods begin and end at different times than those in the fall and spring, and the day starts at 8 a.m. instead of 7:25 a.m. Summer courses meet for nine periods until 9:45 p.m., and fall semesters 14 course periods last until 10:10 p.m.SEE SG, PAGE 4 SEE PROPOSALS, PAGE 4 STUDENT GOVERNMENTBonarrigo Glover

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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 147 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTSUNNY 86/65 THUNDER STORMS 87/65 SUNNY 88/66 THUNDER STORMS 85/66 THUNDER STORMS 88/67 NATIONALCalif. family wakes to find Lexus in their poolLA PUENTE, Calif. (AP) The pool. $10,000 bail. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTeen arrested after homework left at crime scene THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMan makes amends for stealing plants in 1958 THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSTATEFla. authors book confused with Shades the book. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS like how it felt. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNo border dispute here: Vt., N.H. reaffirm boundary THE ASSOCIATED PRESSPhoenix-area man hits $1 million jackpot six times

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TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 KELLY PRICE Alligator Contributing WriterA few lights shone dimly through the windows of Calico Jacks Oyster Bar & Seafood House, but they were the only signs of life in the otherwise deserted bar Monday afternoon. Landlord Tom Mowry of Equilease of Gainesville Inc. evicted the restaurant and sports bars owners last week for not paying their rent. The owners of Calico Jacks could not be reached for comment Monday. them through the court system, said although he had not talked to the owners, the eviction was not a surprise to them. In April 2011, the restaurant failed a routine state health inspection. Violations included cockkitchen, slime in an ice machine and grease buildup on cooking surfaces. The restaurant closed for a day and was allowed to reopen. Owner Vinod Bajaj said at the time that business had not been affected by the failed inspection. He also said he had taken over the restaurant some time within the previous 10 years. Mowry said three or four parties have expressed interest in the restaurant location at 3501 SW Second Ave. We will have it open in some form by football season in August, he said. Im sure it will cater to students and be appropriate for families as well. 2 0 1 2 May 18, 1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson presents UF President J. Wayne Reitz and Journalism School Director Rae O. Weimer Foundation Journalism Award at the White House. The UF College of Journalism and Communications won UF the gold medallion in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Journalism Awards Program. May 15, 1972: Larry Brown becomes the Aces Association Award, an award given to instruction program. Brown competed with people from 21 other universities in the Southeast. May 19, 1983: UF administrators and Renew $95,000 Park-N-Ride facility off Archer Road. UF Executive Vice President John Nating spaces in the fall. May 15, 1998: ter results in at least $400,000 in damage. Sparks from welding torches are suspected as sor, two construction workers and two UPD smoke inhalation. May 16, 2005: After 40 years of business exclusive agreement with the Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. UF Athletics Director Jeremy Foley said, Pepsi will activate its University of Florida sponsorship with phenomenal marketing efforts in the Gator community, state and in the Southeast. JOSHUA MINCHIN Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffCalico Jacks has been closed since May 7 when the restaurants owners were evicted for not paying rent. Local restaurant closes doors for goodCRIME BENJAMIN BRASCHAlligator Staff Writer people Sunday night after an argument. The man shot a woman and a man with a pistol in Tent City at 10:51 p.m. on Sunday. Tent City is located around 100 SE 11th Ave. Detectives are still searching for the suspect. Police described him as a black man about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build. He was reported to be wearing all black clothing at the time. The suspect confronted the victims on a trail near Tent City, an area where many homeless people live, according to Sgt. Tscharna Senn, acting spokeswoman for Gainesville Police Department. After an argument, the suspect shot both the man and the woman several times. of the victims. The male victim was transported to Shands at UF. He was in a critical condition but stable as of Monday afternoon, Senn said. The female victim did not have any life-threatening injuries, she said. Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 372-STOP or the GPD Detectives Bureau at 393-7670. Contact Ben Brasch at bbrasch@ alligator.org.Police searching for suspect in shooting

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budget proposal, highly anticipated by those who opposed a previous proposal containing heavy cuts to the Computer and Information Science and Engineering department, was mysteriously vague. A plan released by College of Engineering Dean Cammy Abernathy in April called for all computer engineering degree programs to be moved from the Computer and Information Science and Engineering department to the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. CISE teaching assistants, research and graduate staff would be eliminated and half of the faculty could move to another department. According to the proposal submitted Friday, the College of Engineering will eliminate seven staff positions and leave one faculty position to attrition. Glover said the staff cuts dont include temporary employees, so the employment status of teaching assistants will be left up to the departments. Basically, theres no details in [Abernathys] plan, and thats very troubling, said Ph.D. student Nuri Yeralan, 28, one of the leaders in the movement to save CISE. Were worried that that vagueness could be ominous, but were not sure yet. CISE professor Meera Sitharam said her departgenerate new revenue to avoid cutting TAs. The college will be giving us less money, Sitharam said, but we wont see the effect of that cut in our department because well use our reserves and well generate extra revenue. Abernathy announced on May 1 each department in the College of Engineering would be cut by the same 2.9 percent. However, Sitharam said, when faculty attrition is taken into account, the actual value of the cut is closer to 8 percent. If you factor all this in, Sitharam said, it does not turn out to be an across-the-board cut. Contact Erin Jester at ejester@alligator.org. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012CAMPUS MICHAEL SCOTT DAVIDSONAlligator Contributing WriterPrevious plans to build a leisure pool with a lazy river at the Broward Pool may have been canceled, but the renovated pool is now open for summer. The UF Department of Housing the renovations with $29,650 in operational funds generated by dor mitory rent. The renovations began on March 19 and kept the pool closed until Monday. The pool is now open during its normal summer hours, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The department decided to remove Broward Pools old plaster its way loose from the concrete, said Mark Hill, associate director of Housing for Facilities Management. The last renovations made to the pool were in 2003. Now, the pools new smooth, several safety-based renovations. The pools primary drain covers were replaced, additional depth markers were installed and the ladder guards were replaced. After repairs, the pool was chemically balanced, cleaned and vacuumed. Eight new chairs were also added to the facility. The department hired the private company White Sands Pool Plastering to conduct the renovations. renovations have also been made at the Tanglewood Village pool. A previous plan for more extensive renovations included a drop slide, waterfalls and a simulated Pool, but were not pursued because of the cost of the project. Twenty-two-year-old Joey Radice, Aquatics Program Assistant at the Department of Recreational Sports, said developments to the facility help the universitys pools keep up with improvements other recreational facilities have received in recent years. Its good theyre conscious of keeping the facilities up-to-date and making sure there were no leaks or chemical imbalances, he said about the housing department. Radice said having the renovations done by summer will contribute to a better college experience for incoming freshmen in nearby dorms. The students are usually freshmen and sophomores who havent been around to notice differences, he said. ERIN JESTERAlligator Staff WriterUFs Board of Trustees elected a new chair man just in time to put his name on spring graduates diplomas. Board of Trustees vice chairman David Brown, a 1973 UF alumnus and chairman of May 3. The board had until May 4 to select a replacement for former chairman Carlos Alfonso, who served on the Board of Trustees for 11 years and resigned on April 23. His term would have expired June 30, 2013. I couldnt be more happy or more thrilled about the leadership we are possibly selecting, Trustee Alan Levine said prior to the vote. Brown is taking over at a critical time for the university. Last month, the governor approved a statewide budget that cut $38.2 million from UF, which the Board of Trustees will vote on later this month. Brown recognized that wins and losses during the legislative session have left the board with numerous challenges in front of it. I think that we all can expect to have extra responsibilities placed upon us in the coming months and in the next year, he said. Marshall Criser III, president of AT&T in Florida and son of former UF President Mar shall Criser Jr., was elected vice chairman. The board also welcomed new Student Body President Tj Villamil and thanked outgoing Faculty Senate Chairman Scott Nygren for his service. Cheri Brodeur is the new chair woman as of June 1. Contact Erin Jester at ejester@alligator.org. PROPOSALS, from page 1CISE will dip into reserves a bag of chips each, and she gives receipts Bonarrigo said theres nothing wrong with UF providing food for meetings. The committee only gets a meal card, up to a certain amount. This year, though, it grew complicated. For the Fall 2011 semester, the president got $125 each month, the vice president and treasurer each got $100, and the senate president and president pro tempore also each got $65 every month. The heads of SG agencies Accent Speakers Bureau and Student Government Productions also each got $65 every month. For the spring, though, administrators slashed all the payments to $50 monthly. Parking passes allow six of those students to park in restricted areas like the service drive to the Reitz Union. The president is the exception, because he or she already gets a Board of Trustees parking pass. The SG passes are intended for them at $150 each. Tj Villamil, UFs incoming Student Body president and exiting treasurer, said these are necessary. He spends most of the day in the Reitz Union, he said, but when he isnt there, the parking permit helps him get to meetings quickly. Villamil said he to check emails throughout the day on his cellphone. He knows some students look at meal cards unfavorably. Outside revenue funds cant go to student activities, though, and to how much money SG handles. He said the money could go toward an SG-sponsored charity event, but it age students and their daily concerns. UF is the only large state school that gives such perks, but its also the lowestVirlany Taboada, the Student Body treasurer for the 2010-2011 year, said she could not have taken the job without the salary. Its a service to the students, but its impossible to also work part-time. student, and her parents saved money for a down payment on a used Nissan Sentra for when she became treasurer. She was responsible for monthly payments, which her salary just covered. She didnt think more was needed because its a service with invaluable rewards. To put a dollar on that yeah, I think its enough, she said. But its not the salaries that bother State University, UCF and the University of South Florida. And she doesnt care that FSU, UCF and USF pay more people and more per person than UF does for its six salaried Theyre independent to her. We should be holding ourselves to the highest possible standard in order to represent the students who elected us, she said. Part of the debate is what else could be done with this money. Villamil said the outside revenue fund, which includes money from apartment fairs at the Reitz Colonnade and concessions revenues. Cellphone payments, however, come from student-paid Activity and Service Fee money, according to an invoice. Villamil said thats why he wants to keep UFs current system of salaries and salaries less of it comes from students. The cellphone money, which is from student fees, is decreasing, and past inmoney for a phone, not just for a plan. He doesnt think the students would stand for more of their fees going to ofsystem like those at FSU, UCF and USF. Those kids are getting paid basicallyon students Activity and Service Fees, he said. Contact Clare Lennon at clennon@alligator.org. SG, from page 1 *Based on most recent numbers $0 $0 $15,335 $0 $155,556.26 $375,599.88 $31,470.69 $249,669.75 $155,556.26 $375,599.88 $46,805.69 $249,669.75 Maegan Dennis / Alligator S taff Brown Its good theyre conscious of keeping the facilities up-to-date.Joey RadiceAquatics Program Assistant at the Department of Recreational Sports

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TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 AP PhotoA Somber Parade CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Contributing WriterLove is in the air, and it has wings. Cupid made his rounds in February, which can only mean one thing: Its lovebug season. As Gainesville residents and UF students prepare for summer, lovebugs are out in full force for breeding season. Some bugs lay eggs, while others leave their signature white splotches on windshields. The bugs are found throughout the southeastern United States, said John Capinera, chairman of the department of Entomology and Nematology at UF. Infestation in Florida is heaviest in the area between Vero Beach and Orlando, especially in wet areas. In Gainesville, the bugs breed in Paynes Prairie, he said, their love throughout the city. You can drive in any direction and encounter swarms of them, he said. Capinera said the bugs go through two mating cycles a year: one from April through May and again from August through September. The bugs lay their eggs in areas with water, dead leaves, grass clippings and even cow manure, he said. Once the eggs hatch, larvae feed on the leaves until they grow into adults. Without a known natural predator, the bugs thrive during breeding season. Capinera said birds and other hunters steer clear from the bugs because they have orange on their bodies, which is normally a warning sign that a bug is poisonous. The lovebugs shamelessly shag on car hoods and windger along roads and highways. Some experts believe lovebugs are attracted to the exhaust fumes from automobiles. Norman Leppla, professor of entomology and nematology at UF, said he believes the fumes mimic odors emitted from decaying organic matter found at breeding sites. Read the rest of this story at alligator.orgSummer months bring swarms of lovebugs

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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, MAY 15, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to 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 352-376-4458.334 TOTAL VOTESTodays question: Are you overwhelmed by the lovebugs in Gainesville? 63% YES 37% NOApril 25s question: Are you traveling this summer?Clare Lennon EDITOR Erin Jester MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORSummer semester has arrived. The Alligator Editorial Board wants to welcome back all returning students and introduce ourselves to those who are new to Gainesville. It would be an understatement to say we had an exciting and eventful spring semester. Among almost daily breaking news, newspapers being thrown away and elections on every level, we had our hands full. We enjoyed every second of delivering the news. Of course, every new semester brings changes. Though we have a new set of editors, new reporters and new columnists, we want to continue our successes from last semester. But there is always room for improvement. First, it is important to note that during the summer semester, we will only be publishing on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. source for breaking news on our website at www.alligator.org. Over the summer, it will be our goal to expand and improve upon our online content. We will be providing more exclusive online stories, blogs, photos and multimedia for you to enjoy when there is no print edition for you to pick up on your way to class. And although there will hopefully be less controversy from Student Government this semester, we will still be providing thorough and reliable coverage. ers in your face on your way to class), it will be our responsibility to keep you up-to-date on any major changes made during the summer session. Accountability was a major theme for the incoming administration, and we plan to hold them to it. Finally, we ask you, our readers, to sound off on the news and commentary we bring you each week. If you have an issue or want to respond to a news article or a column, feel free to submit a letter to the editor or a guest column. Letters to the editor are generally short (around 150 to 200 words) and usually give an opinion about an upcoming event or respond to an article or a column in a previous issue. Guest columns can be longer (around 500 to 600 words) and generally concern more complicated issues that have not necessarily been covered. They need to be well-written, with few grammatical errors, and clear. They should also provide links to your sources. Both can be submitted as attachments to opinions@alligator. org. Please also provide your name, year, major and any organizations to which you belong, if relevant. We hope to keep you informed, and we also hope you see the Alligator as an outlet to voice your concerns. Have a great semester!Welcome BackEditorial Board wants to hear your voiceT outed as a Democrat. On May 9, Obama said in an interview with ABC News, Ive just concluded that for me, personally, it is imcouples should be able to get married. This was after a few minutes of speculation of what the presidents interview would consist of on Twitter in fact, the story broke a little early thanks to a news pal of mine, Matthew Keys (@ProducerMatthew). He was scoping out news results for www.abcnews. go.com when he discovered an empty page with the slug describing Obamas stance. Oops, I guess, but it made for an exciting afternoon. Since then, media outlets have expressed their opinion/ spin/point of view of our presidents announcement. Flip Flops, Declares War On Marriage before the site changed it to, Obama Flip Flops On Gay Marriage. OK. Im not entirely sure whats true in any of those statements, but I dont think its much. This weeks cover of Newsweek calls Obama The First Gay President. of course not. his feelings on gay marriage? Yes, and thats truly a huge step forward. Im still not sure, though, if politicians should be praised for not basing their decisions on what a religious text dictates. Tolerance (a.k.a. being patient with people because they are different from you) is not something that should be celebrated; instead, speaking out in favor of basic human rights should be. I feel like the media have one level of reaction: knee-jerk. curate. But when sensational and breaking news goes down, its like all bets are off in the world of journalism. Magazines, and newspapers to an extent, have to sell units. I understand that. This just seems like such an important and touchy subject that I dont know how appropriate it is to capitalize on a pivotal moment in American history. Were living in a crazy time, folks, where its controversial for a woman to choose whether or not to wear makeup. (For the record, Im on Hillarys side: pro-choice.) Because heaven forbid women are walking around this planet without makeup. Oh, no. Oh, dear. How will we ever survive this monstrosity? How will we bear to go on? Spare me. Presidential election years are hard on everybody. It certainly seems like one false move can cost a campaign everything it has worked so hard to gain. It is incredibly irresponsible for the media to put any sort of additional or So go out and get those page views, media outlets. Ask those polls and pin those pictures. Start engaging with your audience by being as radical as possible and see how much of it sticks. I always thought being pretty moderate gathered all kinds of fans, but maybe spending time screaming extremes is the way to go. Im never one to judge; if you like terrible bands then you change your mind. If you like someone of the same sex or dont feel like wearing foundation today, theres not much I can do about that either. Sami Main is a journalism senior at UF. Her column appears on Tuesdays.The media need to curb sensationalism Sami Mainopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 They have both said the same exact words repeatedly (I will not be VP) sometimes casually, sometimes forcefully. But Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Susana Martinez both realize they would be an ideal counterweight to Romney. As we all know, talk is cheap in the world of politics, and the weight of the upcoming election may be just enough to sway the mind of one of these Republican Party hopefuls. Why? Because the future of the Republican Party remains heavily at the whim of the Hispanic demographic. Somehow, I cant see Romney chanting S, se puede to crowds of Latino voters, even if he enjoys a chalupa from Taco Bell every now and then on the campaign trail. The media know it and have been buzzing about these two candidates for the past few months, probably hoping someone will soon dig up trash on them. Latino candidates can relate to the minority demographic in a way that non-Latino candidates cannot. These two would surely give Barack Obama a run for his money (and trust me, the man has a lot of money). Its not just about ethnicity; its about identity. From their backgrounds to their politics, these potentials identify with the Hispanic demographic. Lets start out with Rubio. Rubio is a Tea Party champion who has always stood behind his small-government principles, and yet has not alienated any of his Hispanic constituents. Why? Because his stance on illegal immigration seems rational to just about everyone on the political spectrum. While Rubio shot down the DREAM Act in its original form, he showed a willingness to solve this issue with his own version of the DREAM Act in April. In his compromise, young illegal immigrants who graduated from high school without a criminal record and are college-bound or have military aspirations would be granted non-immigration visas. With these visas, theyd be able to begin the process of citizenship. Rubio knows the value of a dollar and as the son of Cuban immigrants believes in an American dream uncorrupted by liberal myths. As he said, Those of us of Hispanic descent dont expect special treatment only the same treatment and same opportunities afforded to all Americans. At the same time, Rubio is young, and he has more charm than Obama and Joe Biden put together. Like Martinez, he can communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking voters in their own tongue. This connection alone is more profound than most Hispanic voters are willing to admit. Likewise, Susana Martinez would be able to appeal to a widespread conservative base, and at the same time, could garner the votes of her fellow Hispanics. Like Rubio, she is a practicing Catholic, and her values are in line with the social conservatism of Latino voters. Also, Martinez shares Rubios work ethic. She started out in her familys small business, eventually becoming a prosecutor and district attorney. As governor of New Mexico, she believes in protecting our nations safety with secure borders. Politically speaking, she has not really done anything that could isolate her from her own ethnic group. Both Rubio and Martinez would represent hope for Hispanic voters. Whereas Congress agenda has typically been too extreme to gain the votes of Republicans (and Republican plans executive branch would get stuff done for them. gal immigration policy. And he stood behind a DREAM Act he knew would never pass. The best hope for Hispanics lies in the GOP ticket. And with the incentive of a huge demographic advantage, Romney would be foolish to pass over a Hispanic Veep prospect. Brendan Pringle is a columnist for the Mustang Daily at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.Romney would be foolish not to choose Latino vice presidentUWireOne of the most-covered news events of this semester was the killing of 17-year-old African-American teenager Trayvon Martin by 28-year-old George Zimmerman. Though it has not been proven that Zimmermans actions were racially motivated, the case garnered national attention and prompted a public discussion on the shape racism takes in the United States today. This case was particularly interesting to me in light of a play I was reading for one of my classes. The play, Blues for Mister Charlie, murder of Emmett Till, an African-American teenager from Chicago who was murdered in white woman. Tills murder caused national outrage much like the murder of Martin, and both events brought the nation into a discussion of racism in the United States. As part of this dialogue, the author Tour wrote an article in Time Magazine titled How to talk to young black boys about Trayvon Martin: Talking points about the potentially fatal condition of being black. The article gives African-American boys a small guidebook for navigating a social climate in which they are often looked at as threatening. The article is disheartening to read, especially if you have lived under the assumption that real racism is a thing of the past. I have treated cases like the Till case as gruesome relics of a bygone era, something that doesnt happen in a time when Nothing disturbs me more than realizing that remnants of our racist past still exist and affect American citizens lives. One only needs to look at prison and poverty statistics to realize there are very deep racist structures in the United States that have not been resolved. Whether or not the Martin case was racially motivated, it has caused Americans (includwhich minorities encounter racism every day. This realization of the realities of racism still present in the United States should be a catalyst for all Americans to continue looking for solutions to problems facing our minority communities and a call for compassion in addressing those communities. Janna Gentry is a columnist for the Oklahoma Daily at the University of Oklahoma.Racism still present in culture, daily life for AmericansUWireBrendan PringleUWire Janna GentryUWire

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SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterMany people may associate the word viral with sickness, but for UF alumnus Cameron Magruder, it means money and glory. Magruder, better known to his fans as Scooter Magruder, is making a name for himself on the Internet. YouTube announced May 8 it would sponsor and train Magruder and 16 others as part of an ongoing effort to generate more content. I love making people laugh, the 23-year-old telecommunication production graduate said. One million subscribers is the goal. His videos have already been well-received. Known for their humor and spot-on impressions, his weekly videos cover many topics but focus mainly on sports. One of his most popular videos, Stuff Gator Fans Say, has been featured on Buzzfeed and is full of playful jabs, especially regarding Florida State University. He asks, If two FSU grads get a divorce, are they still cousins? Combined, Magruders videos have a total of 1.7 million views, but thats just a drop in the bucket for him. I dont think thats a lot; its not a lot to me, he said. I have a lot of work to do still. The YouTube program he was selected for, called Next Creator, launches a series of contests alstars. Each contest is searching for a different type of talent from cooking to relationship advice. Magruder was selected as a vlogger, or video blogger. Hes focusing his channel more on sports now and plans to start a weekly sports show starting next Sunday. He described it as Tosh.0, but just sports and much shorter. Magruder isnt the only Gator to achieve YouTube fame. Toby Turner, who also graduated with a degree in telecommunication production, has 658,121 subscribers to his channel and more than 150 million video views. He even moved out to California to make his videos as a full-time job. Even more popular is GloZell, a musical theater graduate who has almost 200 million video views and has plans to host her own television show. Magruder hopes to join these other Gator YouTube sensations and hopes that UF and the world are ready for his big break. Prepare for greatness, he said with a laugh, because I have so many great videos just waiting to be shot. Im about to go into full-time beast mode. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@ alligator.org. 8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 Courtesy to the AlligatorUF graduate Cameron Scooter Magruder, 23, poses for a gradua THEY WERE ARRESTED SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterPat Fitzpatrick said he couldnt believe the irony that unfolded when he was arrested while protesting next to a First Amendment monument last October. Fitzpatrick and a handful of other Occupy Gainesville protesters were arrested for trespassing on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Now, Fitzpatrick and at least to have their trespassing cases thrown out. He said he shouldnt have been arrested because the plaza is a public space, which means it should be open to everyone. ed for the content of our speech and trying to assemble, Fitzpatrick said. Its really sad. Fitzpatrick said he protested on Oct. 14 to voice his concerns that the city is bowing to downtown developers who want to force the homeless out of Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Attorney Geoffrey Mason, a partner with Schackow, Mer cadante & Edwards, was also at the protest. He said the National Lawnization that provides legal services for First Amendment issues, among other projects, asked him to supervise the protest. He didnt expect any problems until he saw the handcuffs come out. When I saw the people getting arrested, I was very sur prised, Mason said. Although a city ordinance states that Bo Diddley Community Plaza is closed from 11:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., Mason said the court must evaluate how the statute affected freedom of speech. There was no crime happening besides them participating in the core political speech, Mason said. He said the cases against his clients and Fitzpatrick would require the city to cite a compelling government interest for arresting the protesters, like safety or sanitation. Otherwise, it could be an infringement on the groups freedom of speech. Mason is now representing 21 Occupy members for free their trespassing charges in late April. In the motion, Mason said the city ordinance was selectively enforced against the defendant(s) in an arbitrary and unreasonable manner. He went on to say the way the law was applied placed an unconstitutional restriction on the defendants rights to free speech and assembly. Mason decided to join Occupy Gainesville after witnessing the arrests and said he was disappointed in how the police handled the situation. I thought Gainesville was more willing to embrace different views, Mason said. I didnt anticipate people would be arrested. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@alligator.org.Occupy Gainesville ALUMNI

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND TUESDAY, MAY 15, 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. 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 8-15-25-1 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 1BR avail in a great 4BR/4BA furn apt @ Countryside. $325/rm. Starting Aug 1, '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 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 5-17-12-5-1Furnished Corporate UnitsPlease call 352-275-9120 For Details 5-15-12-2-1 Made for students! Ultimate 4BR/4BA condo at University Terrace West. Avail now and Fall starting at $375/mo. Call for details Bristol Park Realty 352-367-2669. It's smarter at University Terrace West. 5-2211-16-1 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 8-15-12-25-2 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 8-15-12-25-2 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 8-15-12-25-2 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 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. madisonon20th.com 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 8-15-12-25-2 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 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 8-15-12-25-2 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 8-15-25-2 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 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 5-31-12-28-2SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 5-1512-17-2 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 $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 7-2612-30-2 $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 5-31-12-16-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 5-15-12-11-2 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 -----------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 LAKEWOOD 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 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 8-15-12-25-2UPPER 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 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be given after placing the ad. Corrections called in Customer error or changes: Online:

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10, ALLIGATOR MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrillmanagement.com 1 & 2BR 1BA Apt 1 BLK to UF, Carpet, Central H & Air, Carpet Laundry., Inclds Wtr and Swg. $525-800/Mo Grad II 1236 SW 4th Avenue 1 & 2BR 1BA Apt Robert Obrien Apts Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht Near Sams Club/Walmart $425-500/Mo 2901 NW 14th Street 1BR 1BA 3 BLKS to UF! $525 Extra room for study/storage Carpet, Central H & Air Marcott Apts 1029 SW 3rd Avenue. 2BR 1BA Apt 1 BLCK to UF Behind Leonardos $650/Mo Carpet, Central H & Air Ritz Apts 1234 SW 1st Avenue 2BR 1BA 1 BLK to UF Behind Leonardos $650/Mo Central H & Air Red Brick Floors ot Wood 1238 SW 1st Avenue Ritz Apts 2BR 1BA Apt 3 BLKS to UF 216 SW 12th Street $500/Mo Window A/C, Nat Gas ht Carpet or Wood Floors St. Croix Apts $500/Mo 829 SW 5th Avenue 5 Blks to UF Central H & Air, Carpet, 840 sq. ft. Very Spacious and close to downtown 3BR 2BA Home near Law School $950/Mo 640 NW 35th Terrace 1500 sq ft. Central H & Air, 2 Living Rooms, Carport Avail 8/1. 5-17-12-3-2 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 2/2 bedroom avail now till july 31st with option to renew. Rent 650 a month. 1 hundred dollars for every month occupied. Call 3522227619 for questions.homestead apt. 5-24-5-2 Hamilton Heights-July: 3bd/2ba home in safe & peaceful area near SFC & Oaks Mall; fireplace, vaulted ceilings, two-car garage ,huge fenced yard. $1250/mo Call/text Anita: 352575-4395 Email: 713house@cozygator.com 5-17-12-3-2 3 BR House on quiet street in NW; bike to UF & Downtown, includes screened porch, washer/dryer, patio, and large fenced yard $1095/mo August Call/text Anita: 352-5754395 Email:817house@cozygator.com 5-17-12-3-2 Beautiful Vintage 2BR/2BA home near UF & Downtown, wood floors, high ceilings, tile baths, fireplace, screened porch, breakfast nook. $1250/mo August Call/text Anita:352-575-4395 Email 828house@cozygator.com 5-17-12-3-2 www.CozyGator.com"cozy homes & apartments for rent"5-17-12-3-2 Welcome Students and Parents! OPEN ALL WEEKEND! UP TO $300 OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH'S RENT* Rocky Point Apartments 352-376-1619 Archer Woods 352-373-8727 Regency Oaks 352-378-5766 Southwest Villas 352-336-9000 County Gardens 352-373-4500 5-15-12-2-2 ATTENTION PARENTS AND STUDENTS KICK THE GAS WALK OR BIKE TO CLASS, SHOPPING, & ENTERTAINMENT UP TO $300.00 OFF YOUR FIRST MONTHS RENT* Archer Woods 3020 SW Archer Road 352-373-8727 County Gardens Apartments 2001 SW 16th Street 352-373-4500 Oak Glade Apartments 3427 SW 30th Terrace 352-372-6422 Regency Oaks 3230 SW Archer Road 352-378-5766 Rocky Point 3500 SW 34th Street 352-376-1619 Southwest Villas 3643 SW 20th Avenue 352-336-9000 5-15-12-2-2 WOODLAND TERRACEEfficiency. Full size kitchen. RTS. Close to shopping. Utilities included. $457/mo 352-335-0420 6-21-12-12-2 SERENOLA PINESOff SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $515, 2BR $595 352-335-0420 6-21-12-12-2 VETERANS and SECTION 8 Oakridge Apts 1120 NW 45th Ave. Openings for Vets who qualify under Section 8 Program. 2/1 $550. Pool, RTS, on-site laun dry 372-3783 6-21-12-12-2 GREAT VALUE WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $445, 2 BR $545. 352-335-0420 6-2112-12-2 WALK TO UF START SUMMER OR FASS Studios $450-$400 1BR/1BA $550 $525 2BBR $850-$800 1 yr lease. SD, NS, NP. Call/Text 352-870-7256 gvll32601@gmail.com 7-5-12-14-2 2 bdrm / 2 ba Apartment for rent. Great location / Quiet. 4004 SW 26th Drive Magnolia Manor Apartments Full size washer / dryer and dishwasher $725 / mo with $400 dep. Call Union Properties for more deatils at 352-373-7578 6-14-12-10-2 1br/1ba Campus Edge Condo 2360 SW Archer Furnished, W/D incl. 1 minute walk to UF 2nd floor corner unit w/2 private balco nies quiet updated, ample free parking. must see $675/mo avbl Fall 407.877.4087 7-2612-20-2 Apt for rent near Shands 3300 SW 23rd St. Apt 2. 1BR/1BA w/ lrg screened-in porch, W/D hook-ups. Monthly rent $525. Sec dep $700. Pets ok. Please call 352-371-3473 leave message 6-21-12-12-2 House for rent Duckpond area. 719 NE 9th St. 2BR/1BA w/ W/D. $725/mo. Sec dep $900. Pets ok. Please call 352-371-3473 leave message 6-21-12-12-2 Studio for rent Duckpond area. 719 NE 9th St. Cute, small unit. $425 incl electric & water. $600 sec dep. No pets. Please call 352371-3473 leave message. 6-21-12-12-2 4BR/2BA 3962 W. University Ave. Close to campus. Living, dining, & family rm, hottub. All appliances incld. W/D, DW, Cent H/AC. Inside pest cntrl & lawn svc. incl. $1400. Avail Aug 1st. 333-9874, 352-317-7346 5-31-12-6-2 2 BR, 1 BA. $600-$650. near campus & downtown,quiet, greenspace, trees,great view, near campus & downtown, spacious, spotless, WD Hookups, CHA, Ceiling fans, cats ok. 1824 NW 10th Street.(352)284 3873;(352)376 0080.postj@bellsouth.net 8-24-11-28-2 2BR,1BA. $650, walk 1 block to Shands, VA & campus; pool, laundry, carpet, tile, fans, cats ok, Private condo owner.(352) 284 3873;(352)376 0080; postj@bellsouth.net 8-2-11-22-2Close to UF! 3BR/1BA 119 NW 11th St. 1,170/mo. Central A/C, W/D. No pets. 1 year lease from Aug. 16th. 359-1508 5-31-12-6-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 1 Bedroom/1 Bath in 3/3 townhouse-style apt. $377 + utilites and internet (about $60 in summer). Washer/dryer, 2 bus routes, May 7 Aug 7. Cobblestone Apts. Male & female roommates already living in apt. For more info, call Stephen at 386-682-9897 5-1512-2-3 1ST MONTH RENT FREE! All incl luxury apt @ The Enclave. Disc lease $529/mo incl cable, furn, parking & $40/util/rm. 3BR/4BA + den. Indiv leases. Rmmt matching. All rms avail Aug. 1 yr lease. 813-220-7637, 813-334-7441 5-29-12-5-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 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 $359/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ morebeautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871, Available 6/1/12 7-3111-28-4 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 8-15-25-5 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 90 Sorority House Dining room chairs with vinyl seating $10.00 each For more information call Sharon Stone at 352-378-2281 5-1512-2-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds

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TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Womens Golf Advances to NCAA ChampionshipThe Gators tied for fourth place at the NCAA East Regional to advance to the NCAA Championship. Evan Jensen shot a team-best 217 (+1).Floridas Lineup SlumpingAre you concerned that the Gators prolonged hitting woes will continue into the postseason? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. Spencer Newman and the UF mens tennis team defeated Harvard 4-0 in the NCAA Tournament. Read more at alligatorSports.org. FLORIDA FACES SAMFORD ON THE ROAD AT 7:30 P.M. JOE MORGAN Alligator Staff Writer Mike Zuninos solo home run against Mississippi State in the eighth inning on Sunday was more than just another gamewinning hit for Florida. It provided a sense of relief. The Gators pitching staff held the Bulldogs in check, giving Florida the luxury of needing only two runs for a victory. However, UF has lacked consistent offensive production since April. We havent swung the bat how weve wanted to, but its just a work in progress, Zunino said. Were battling every game, trying to get it turned around. months, the Gators hit at a .294 clip and averaged 6.9 runs per game en route to a 24-3 record. In April, Florida batted .271 and averaged ting 18 games. May has not been much better. of the month, but the offense has only scored 21 runs, including a paltry six in last weekends series win against MSU. The Gators are batting .244 in May, and Florida stranded 24 combined runners in back-toback games against Kentucky and North Florida. Theres nothing you can say or do other than encourage, keep Gators struggling to manufacture runs JONATHAN CZUPRYN Alligator Writer Despite an embarrassing loss in the Southeastern Conference Championship game on Saturday, the Gators kept a couple impressive streaks alive the next day. On Sunday night, No. 7 Florida (46-11) earned the No. 5 national seed for the NCAA seed and 10 straight years as a NCAA Regional host. UF struggled down the stretch of the regular seaseven. But wins against LSU and Tennessee propelled Florida into the championship game of the SEC Tournament against Alabama. And even being run ruled by the Tide wasnt enough to keep the Gators out of a primetime spot in the tournament. When their seed was announced at 10 Sunday night, Lauren Haeger and the rest of her team cheered and applauded. The three-time SEC Freshman of the Week was so excited she and fellow freshman Sami Fagan jumped up ing out their fate. seed, Haeger said. We all were ready to have a lower seed than that and Im really happy that it went in our favor. Im excited; Im ready to get this show going. The Gainesville Regional features an all-Sunshine State lineup with Florida Gulf Coast (37-22), Central Florida (39-17) and South Florida (45-11). Florida has played each of these schools at least once earlier this season with a combined 2-2 record. Cheyenne Coyle said shes more comfortable facing familiar foes. Playing Florida teams in our regional, of course, they are really coming hard this year, Coyle said. Its nice playing teams weve already played because we see what they have ... so I think Id rather play a team weve already played before rather than a random team. Floridas journey to make UF softball earns No. 5 seed, will host NCAA regionalFIRE JOE MORGAN When Florida won its second consecutive mens basketball national title in 2007, the Gators were riding high. The alligatorSports crew likes to think that we put together two quality, championship-caliber semesters during the 2011-12 school year and that we, too, are untouchable. Enter reality check. After dominating the college basketball world for two seasons, the Gators lost the group that made it all possible the Oh-Fours. Team alligatorSports has also witnessed the departure of four great contributors that simply cannot be replaced. Leading off, we lost our own Drunken Dribbler (Corey Brewer) in Bryan Holt. Much like Brewer harassed his opponents defensively, Holt covered his beat like a shadow. Forever doomed to be a role player, Holt, like Brewer, is a great piece of Denver Nuggets have seemed to master. Next up we said goodbye to a gamer in Taurean Green, which just so happens to be Tom Green. Like Taurean with the UF offense, Tom ran the show during the fall. Also, they have the same last name. Taurean is off playing for Tofas Bursa, a professional squad in Turkey, and Tom is in Miami covering the Marlins. You havent attended a game for either team. Moving into the frontcourt brings us to our Al Horford doppelganger: John Boothe. Both Horford and Boothe play things cool and quietly turn in great efforts night in and night out. Like Horford, Boothe is a calming presence the father between them. If the Hawks had Boothe on the line in Game 7 against the Celtics, the 76ers would have played last nights alligatorSports pressing on after departure of Oh-Twelves Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff Mike Zunino hits a homerun against against Georgia on April 22. Zunino has hit .231 during the month of May with one home run. Haeger Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan SEE SOFTBALL, PAGE 16 SEE JOE, PAGE 15 UF Baseball SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 15

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working at it, coach Kevin OSullivan said. At some point, we have talent, its going to turn around. It is what it is. The offense has sputtered largely because of slumping at the top of the order. Leadoff hitter Nolan Fontana is hitting .154 in May with three runs scored compared to four strikeouts. Preston Tucker and Zunino, have not fared much better, each batting .231. Zunino has had some clutch hits recently, contributing a walkoff RBI double against North Florida and the go-ahead run on his solo homer Sunday. However, Tucker has just one hit and one RBI in his last 15 atbats. We won two out of three against a very good Mississippi State team without our best guys swinging the bat as well as we all know theyre going to at some point, OSullivan said. Thats what Im looking at moving forward. despite closer Austin Maddox missing six games with tendinitis. Floridas relievers have posted a 0.98 WHIP and a 0.29 ERA in 30.2 innings with a 3.1-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Steven Rodriguez took on an increased workload in Maddoxs absence, earning three saves while serving as the closer. In UFs last seven games, Rodriguez has logged 11 scoreless frames in relief. Not much fazes [the bullpen], Zunino said. Theyre just (as tough as) nails. Every time we go to them, they step up. Florida (38-14) will look to get its pitchers some help at the plate on the road against Samford (33-19) tonight at 7:30. The Gators defeated the Bulldogs 5-3 in Gainesville, on March 20, recording 11 hits and stranding seven on base. Hittings contagious, Zunino said. So, once one guy starts getting hot, hopefully everyone can heat up and then we can go from there. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffStipe Zunic throws during the Tom Jones Memorial Classic on April 21. Zunic won the javelin throw at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a throw measuring 77.87m/255-6. KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Staff Writer Although the Gators didnt win the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships, they didnt leave Baton Rouge, La., empty handed. Between the men and women, Florida claimed a dozen individual titles throughout the weekend. Distance runner Genevieve LaCaze had the most impressive weekend of the group. Her three wins in the 3,000 meter steeple chase, 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters made her the highest point-scorer at the meet, which lead to her winning the SEC Commissioners Trophy. Im extremely proud of Gen and everything shes done this weekend, coach Mike Holloway said. Its the win those three events and I doubt itll ever happen again. To be able to watch her make history, thats special. In addition to LaCaze winning three titles, she also set a personal record in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:13.44. That event gave the women 21 points thanks to the performances of LaCaze, Cory McGee, Agata Strausa and Mandy Perkins, making it the highest scor ing event for Florida. Turning up today in the 1,500 and having so many girls in the race, it helped having Cory take the lead with 600 meters to go, LaCaze said. I cant even explain the last lap. I crossed the was real. That set up a great rest of the day. Like LaCaze, junior Tony McQuay also had a strong performance at the SEC Outdoor Championships. McQuay grabbed two titles on Sunday, one in the 400 meters and the other in the 4x400 meter relay. This was McQuays second SEC Outdoor title in the 400 meters. The rest of the Gators who won individual titles this past weekend include Ciarra Brewer (triple jump), Dwight Barbiasz (high jump), Brittany Harrell (heptathlon), Taylor Burke (high jump), Jeremy Postin (hammer throw), Omar Craddock (triple jump), Dedric Dukes, Hugh Graham and Leonardo Seymore (4x400 meter relay) and Stipe Zunic (javelin throw), who extended his winning streak Sunday with a throw of 77.87m/255-6. He remains undefeated this outdoor season. When I got my PR a few weeks ago, (the throw) didnt have much It made me realize that I have the power to throw 80 meters if I can get ready for NCAAs and see what I can do there. Despite the high number of titles, fourth and second, respectively. They had 16 athletes who competed yet did not score any points for the team. As the Gators move forward to the NCAA East Preliminary Round starting May 24, they will need to focus on those who didnt score so they can improve their chance of bringing home a team title in addition to individual titles. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@ alligator.org.LaCaze, Zunic shine for Gators at SEC Outdoor Championships BASEBALL, from page 13Florida looking for more consistency from top of batting order down stretchgame in Atlanta. Rounding out the quartet is kingpin Matt Watts, the poor mans Joakim Noah. Like Noah, Watts has a whole ing in Cleveland. Both have been known to forgo wear ing a seat belt while riding around town, but only Noah has been caught by law enforcement. Lastly we have Greg Luca, our own version of coach Billy Donovan. Tempted by the lure of professional sports, Luca has abandoned us to cover the Orioles for the summer. However, once Baltimore is eliminated from playoff contention in early June, hell be pining for welcome him back with open arms. For now, those of us still working in Gainesville want to put out the best section we can for you, the readers. Dont worry, we are much better equipped to handle the loss of key players than the 2007-08 UF squad. In other words, we will not dip down to NIT quality. But like those Gators, we need our fans and we need our critics. Be heard. Say what you think. Voice your opinion. Hit us up on Twitter (@alligatorSports) or email us (sports@ alligator.org). We have a new team at alligatorSports, but we have the same passion for the same game. Its time for tip off, and you have the best seat in the house. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. JOE, from page 13 Mike HollowayZunino

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College World Series begins Friday at 6 p.m. against FGCU, who the Gators defeated 5-0 on Feb. 12. In the regional round of the tournament, Florida is 16-4 under Walton, including a 12-2 record the past three seasons. Walton said his team being awarded such a high seed in the tournament was a testament to its body of work throughout the regular season. Although the Gators hit a rough patch down the homestretch, they were able to convince the NCAA straight season with at least 20 wins against SEC opponents. I cant wait, Haeger said. Its like something you see all the time and 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012 AP Photo Florida hopes to bounce back after dropping six of last 10 games SOFTBALL, from page 13LACROSSE JESSICA FERRALLSAlligator Writer ment did not go as planned, but they achieved the desired result. No. 1 seed Florida (18-2) is on its way to the NCAA its winning streak to 14 games with a 6-4 win on Satur day. They were scrappy, coach Amanda OLeary said. Our defense did a great job of containing their attackers, but I also think Albany did a fantastic job of showsliding, double teaming, collapsing into the middle and taking away some really critical opportunities that we are The Great Danes proved to be a challenge as they held the Gators to a season-low 12 shots on goal 18 fewer than their season average and three short of their goals per game average. OLeary said that not everything went mination. Im really proud of our kids as well, OLeary said. I think they came out and they competed. I dont think everything went as we had scripted, but still competed hard, played hard and came out with a win. The Gators gained a quick advantage with a 4-0 lead in a lead the entire game. One player that stood out for Florida on Saturday was Shannon Gilroy. The freshman followed her performance goals, sporting another competitive outing in the midGilroy said that winning draw controls are crucial and help motivate the team. we get the draw, we get to have the possession, we could have a chance to score and keep the ball out of the The Gators are now preparing to host the Penn State Nittany Lions (12-6) at Donald R. Dizney Stadium this Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Florida will be looking to defeat the Nittany Lions for a UF overcomes offensive woes to advance in NCAA TournamentOLeary Its like something you see all and what you did all season is Lauren Haeger