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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 150 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Gators repeat as national championsThe Florida womens tennis team defeated UCLA 4-0 in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday to win its second straight national title, pg. 18. UF student receives Apple conference scholarshipHe will work with Apple Inc. engineers in San Francisco, pg 5. Registration for TRiPs Iceland excursion starts today 92 /70 The Hippodrome Theatre introduces its summer musical. See the story on page 10. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 9 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 17 SPORTS 18David Carr / Alligator StaffStudent Body President Tj Villamil addresses Senate about new Supreme Court Justices for the upcoming year Tuesday. STUDENT GOVERNMENT SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterThe Student Senate passed a bill at Tuesday nights meeting to limit when candidates and political parties can campaign for Student Goving. The bill passed 39 to 12. It needs to be approved by the Senate for a second time to be enacted. The revisions proposed campaigning start one week before elections and end when the polls close. support for a candidate or party. However, the revisions also added campaign activity to the codes, which is intentional action or support of a party or candidate that does not solicit votes. Campaign activity would start four weeks before the election and end when the polls close. The revisions also added Internet posts as an example of campaign material. You have to make it accountable to a party, said Judiciary Committee Chairman Cayman Weimer after the meeting. Weimer presented the bill and was one of the authors. Before the senators debated the bill, Weimer read an email from UFs General Counsel explaining that the bill does not seem to violate state or federal law. Sen. Lauren Verno, one of the bills authors, said it would bring more bipartisanship by allowing senators to focus on the Senate as a whole instead of campaigning. We represent over 50,000 students as a chamber, she said. This is helping the bipartisanship of Student Government. Senate President Pro Tempore Logan Harrison, another author, said his job encourages unbiased decisions, and this bill would allow him to remain impartial instead of campaigning for his particular party. However, Sen. Max Stein said the revisions are detrimental to free speech. Sen. Matt Pesek echoed Steins sentiments. He said whoever has the free time to campaign should have the liberty to do so. If we have more than one week [to campaign], we wouldnt have to have armies of people harassing people at Turlington, he said. During the meeting, the Senate also approved Robert Andrade, Daniel DiMatteo, Michael Hacker, Brett Halperin and Cole Sullivan as new Supreme Court Justices. DiMatteo sparked debate because he knew about hazing that resulted with his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, being kicked off campus four years ago. He held several leadership positions in the fraternity, according to his resume. DiMatteo phoned in during the Senate meeting and said he knew hazing had occurred and followed appropriate channels by reporting it to the fraternity administration. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org.Senate passes bill limiting election campaign speech THE ICHETUCKNEE RIVER MAY TEMPORARILY CLOSE TO THE PUBLIC. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterIn increasingly dry North Central Florida, lakes are drying and springs is becoming more brittle by the week. Some visible symptoms of the arid conditions are the muddy banks and low water levels in bodies of water frequented by fun seekers during the summer months. The Florida Park Service warned on the Ichetucknee River website that due to extreme drought conditions and historic low water levels in the Ichetucknee River, there is potential for occasional temporary recreational tubing closures this summer at the parks North entrance. If things dont change, we will see North Central Florida rivers at record low water levels CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff WriterA private supply rocket bound for the International Space Station could usher in a new age in space travel. A company successfully blasted its Falcon 9 rocket into space at 3:44 a.m. Tuesday from Cape Canaveral. If the mission is successful, SpaceX a commercial spacecraft at the space station, which means the government wont be the only organization in space. Were really at the dawn of a new era of space exploration and one where theres a much bigger role for commercial companies, Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and PayPal co-founder, told reporters in a press conference Tuesday. SpaceX, also known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp., is a Hawthorne, Calif.-based aerospace company founded by Musk. The company built the Falcon 1, Fal-Private company launches supply rocket into spaceSEE SPACEX, PAGE 4 SEE RIVERS, PAGE 4 Weimer Were really at the dawn of a new era of space exploration and one where theres a much bigger role for commercial companies.Elon MuskSpaceX CEO and PayPal co-founder

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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 150 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 TODAYFORECASTSUNNY 92/70 SUNNY 92/70 PARTLY CLOUDY 90/70 PARTLY CLOUDY 91/71 THUNDER STORMS 91/71 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY WHATS HAPPENINGVolunteer Advocates Needed Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family-care homes. The programs local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. Special training and certification is provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents who often have no one else to advocate for them are encouraged to call 1-888-831-0404 tollfree or visit the programs website at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to ejester@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.INTERNATIONALWanted: Bigfoot hair samples for European studyLONDON (AP) European researchers are planning to use new techniques to analyze DNA that could help crack the mystery of whether Bigfoot exists. In a project announced this week, Oxford University and Cantonal Museum of Zoology scientists appealed to museums, to share hair samples thought to be from the mythical, ape-like creature. New genetic tests will be done on just a few strands of hair and should be completed within weeks. Even if the sample is judged to come from an unknown species, scientists should be able to tell how closely it is related to other species, including apes or humans. Bryan Sykes of Oxford University said the group had already received many offers of samples to test, including blood, hair and items supposedly chewed by Bigfoot. Sykes and colleagues plan to sift through the samples for the next few months before deciding which specimens to test. They will then publish their results in a peer-reviewed journal. Other experts agreed recent NATIONALIowa man with zebra, parrot in truck gets DUIDUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) An Iowa man stopped outside a Dubuque bar with a small zebra and a parrot in his truck has been charged with drunken driving. rested 56-year-old Jerald Reiter, of Cascade, Sunday in the parking lot of the Dog House bar, where people had been taking photos of the animals. Reiter says the zebra and macaw par rot are pets and like riding in the truck. Reiter claims he sometimes takes the animals into the bar, but the owner says theyre not charged him with drunken driving. Reiter disputes the arrest. He says he was about to let a passenger, a person, begin driving. He says he thinks someone who came to see the animals called police. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSCity official consults Ouija board before voteSAN FRANCISCO (AP) A San Francisco supervisor says he consulted a Ouija board before city leaders voted on whether to recommend naming a Navy ship after slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk. Supervisor John Avalos tells the San Francisco Chronicle that he believes he made contact with Milks spirit and that Milk spelled out letters indicating: Good riddance to dont ask, dont tell. The Board of Supervisors approved the non-binding resolution Tuesday on a 9-2 vote. Milk was a city supervisor and tally shot in 1978 by Dan White. Supporters say the naming would honor the repeal of the dont ask, dont tell law bar ring open homosexuality in the military. Opponents say Milk opposed war and it would be inappropriate to name a warship after him. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS advances made in DNA testing could theoretically solve the Bigfoot question. If the yeti is real and somebody has found bits of their hair, you should be able to tell from the DNA in the hair if this is actually a yeti, said Mark Thomas, a professor of evolutionary genetics at University College London. He is not connected to the Bigfoot project. But Thomas was unsure how likely it was anyone might have actual yeti hairs. Some scientists theorize yetis are either a distinct hominid species or a mix between Homo sapiens and Neanderthals or other species. There is already evidence of interbreeding between Homo sapiens and Neanderthals. If yetis have survived for the last 30,000 years, they have probably had a pretty miser able existence and are a small population vulnerable to extinction, Thomas said. Its not as insane an idea as many might think, but the chances are pretty small. Sykes said he has always been intrigued by stories of yeti sightings but would rely on science rather than such tales to prove if the stories are credible. Its not really possible to fabricate DNA evidence, he said. He acknowledged that the chances of proving the existence of a new yeti species are low but said that the study was still worthwhile. If we dont look, well Bigfoot is a legendary giant, hairy, ape-like beast that is known as Sasquatch, the Abominable Snowman, Yeti and other names. It supposedly lives in heavily forested or snowy mountains. Although most scientists dont believe in the beasts existence, decades of eyewitness reports, suggestive photos and stories have kept the legend alive. David Frayer, a professor of biological anthropology at Kansas University, told The Associated Press in an email that No serious scientist (would) treat Yeti as a worthy research project. He said previous tests on supposed yeti hairs have already been done and they turned out to be from a bison. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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con 9 and Falcon Heavy space boosters, which are used as launch vehicles to transport smaller spacecrafts, including SpaceXs Dragon, to deliver supplies to the space station. Tuesdays liftoff marked SpaceXs second attempt to launch the Dragon, equipped with Falcon 9 boosters, after aborting the mission Saturday. The mission was pushed to 3:44 a.m. Tuesday to line up the space stations orbit with the launchpad on Earth. This time, all systems were cleared for takeoff, and in about 10 minutes, Dragon was in orbit. Musk said he had concerns with the rockets after Saturdays cancellation, but the launch proved otherwise. It was tremendous elation, Musk said. For us, its like winning the Super Bowl. The unmanned rocket transported Dragon into space, where it is expected to dock on the station Friday. The spacecraft contains about 1,000 pounds of supplies. NASA said a section of the cargo contains the ashes of about 300 people, including Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr., one of the original Project Mercury astronauts, and actor James Doohan, who played chief engineer Montgomery Scott from the Star Trek TV series. Once the capsule docks, space station astronauts will spend the next week unloading supplies from the capsule and Dragon will then detach from the space station, return to Earth and land California coast on May 31, according to the SpaceX website. If successful, the company will begin 12 cargo missions to the space station. However, if the mission fails, SpaceX will learn from the experience and try again, according to the companys website. David Hahn, chairman of UFs mechanical and aerospace engineering department, said in an email he believes the Dragon mission is a step forward for NASA. However, he said he feels that money going into missions and vehicles should not take precedence over investments in creating jobs and expanding technology. Brett Freidkes, a 19-year-old mechanical engineering junior, said SpaceXs mission could open doors to job opportunities for college graduates in the future. It not only gives incoming employees experience, but it will be good for space travel overall, he said. I think discoveries for humanity. Contact Chris Alcantra at calcantra@alligator.org.AP PhotoThe SpaceX launch lights up the sky during liftoff from Cape Canaveral early Tuesday as it streaks over a model of NASAs space shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center. 4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 The spacecraft contains supplies and ashes of about 300 people SPACEX, from page 1Low water levels in rivers and springs are unsafe for swimmersmore closures, said Chris Bird, Alachua County environmental director. Bird said hes been working with the environment in Alachua County for 22 years, and hes never seen water levels this low, especially in the springs. Were getting to the point as a community and as a state that were going to have to make tough decisions on how to allocate water use, he said. Poe Springs is at a record low water level, and Bird said the county estimated that the spring next two weeks, which would make it unsafe for swimmers. water. Its like a public swimming pool with no chlorine, Bird said. The bacteria levels could spike, and swimmers could end up getting sick. Ginnie Springs isnt in danger ly because it draws water from a much larger area, Bird said. The Santa Fe River has its own challenges. Its only source of water now comes from springs, which makes the water unusually clear. But clear water lets more sunlight in, helping algae grow. When algae blooms, Bird said, it turns the water green and uses a vast amount of the oxygen in the water. Without enough oxygen in There are two main causes for the lack of water, according to Bird: a statewide drought and overpumping of aquifers for residential and agricultural use. On average, each Floridian uses about 155 gallons of water each day, Bird said. About 50 percent of that water is used for watering yards. Without enough rainfall to replenish the water people use, levels have fallen unusually low. The amount of rainfall we need to return to normal levels would be several hurricanes, Bird said, which no one wants. The county and the health department are continually checking water quality, something UF associate professor Taylor Stein expected. Part of having any water open to recreation is that you have to monitor the water quality, said Stein, who teaches ecotourism ter Institute. Its always an issue, even in good water times. Stein said another issue facing recreational bodies of water dur ing a drought is overcrowding. A good way to make sure the spring or river has enough water to remain open to the public is to check their websites, Stein said. Despite possible warnings, to at least one of the springs, even if it is closed to swimmers. People go to Ginnie to party more often, Stein said, laughing. They might be just as happy sitting on the side drinking beer as they would be in the water. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@ alligator.org. RIVERS, from page 1Bird

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS Event Date / Time LocationAlachua County Memorial Day Remembrance Program Monday, May 28, 10 a.m. Forest Meadows East Cemetery Military Garden of Honor 3700 SE Hawthorne Road Gainesville, FL 32609 Veterans for Peace Memorial Mile Saturday, May 26, 6 a.m. to Monday, May 28, at sun down Eighth Avenue east of 34th Street 12087 SW U.S. 27 Fort White, FL 32038 Ichetucknee Springs State Park Opens 8 a.m., north entrance closes 30 minutes before sunset and south entrance closes at sunset 5000 NE 60th Ave. High Springs, FL 32643 Ginnie Springs Monday, May 28, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. No University of Florida classes. No Santa Fe classes. No Alachua County Public School classes.Benjamin S. Brasch / Alligator Staff AP Photo / Jae C. Hong THE ASSOCIATED PRESSLONDON (AP) A prominent British TV presenter said Wednesday that CNN talk show host Piers Morgan gave him a primer on phone hacking, a revelation that suggests he knew a fair amount about how the shady practice was carried out. BBC quiz show host and television news presenter Jeremy Paxman told a media ethics inquiry that Morgan delivered his warning over lunch at the headquarters of the Mirror newspaper, which he was then editing, in 2002. Paxman said that Morgan turned to me and said, Have you got a mobile phone? I said, yes, and he asked if there was a security setting on the message bit of it. I didnt know what he was talking about. He then explained the way to get access to peoples messages was to go to the factory default setting and press either 0000 or 1234 and that if you didnt put on your own code, (in) his words, Youre a fool. Morgans apparent familiarity with how to bypass the factory default settings of a mobile phone appears at odds with what hed told the same inquiry late last year. Quizzed repeatedly about statements hed made suggesting that big chunks of the newspaper business were involved in phone hacking, Mor gan claimed hed merely been repeating gossip he picked off the industrys rumor mill. The CNN star has repeatedly denied having ever hacked a phone or knowingly run material obtained by phone hacking. A spokeswoman for Morgan didnt immediately return an email seeking comment, but Morgan took to Twitter to make light of the development. Right thats the last time Im inviting Jeremy Paxman to lunch, Mor gan wrote. Ungrateful little wretch. Paxman and Morgan were both called to testify by Lord Justice Brian Leveson, who is sifting through the fallout of the phone-hacking scandal at the now-shuttered News of the World before moving to the Mirror.Piers Morgan accused of passing on hacking skills SAMANTHA BLOCKAlligator Contributing WriterA UF student was chosen to receive one of 150 scholarships to attend the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. David F. Muir V, a 22-year-old electrical engineering senior, won the scholar ship after submitting his project proposal that would connect iPhones to other electronics using Bluetooth. The scholar ship covers the $1,599 conference ticket. At the June 11 to June 15 conference in San Francisco, Muir will work with Apple Inc.s engineers to improve his programming skills. The convention features more than 100 sessions taught by Apple engineers along with hands-on labs, according to the Apple website. Muir plans to apply what he will learn to his job as senior software engineer and project manager with Totuit, a startup with Florida Innovation Hub at UF. Jordan Johnson, president and cofounder of Totuit, said the conference will be invaluable for Muir. I would always go online and try to watch the videos, Muir said. Now I get to go to one live, which is pretty cool.UF student receives Apple conference scholarship

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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 EditorialTHURSDAY, MAY 24, 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.Clare Lennon EDITOR Erin Jester MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Do you have plans for Memorial Day weekend? Results from Tuesdays poll were unavailable due to technical errors. Political correctness paralyzes the mindLast week, my fellow columnist Michela Martinazzi Dictator, which purportedly mocks Middle Eastern despots, according to her, on the basis of racial stereotyping. The general undertone of the piece was one of outrage at what Martinazzi considered libel on par with blackface in minstrel shows. While I do not wish to impugn her for her opinions, I would like to respectfully suggest a different point of view. Political correctness is a paralyzing cancer on a free and conscientious society. It forces adherents to default to positions that often uphold wrong over right, evil over good and behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success. One might ask: How can this be? Politically correct speech is merely an etiquette issue to avoid offending others, isnt it? To which my response force rigid homogeneity of thought, and it is not a recent phenomenon by any means. The cardinal sin of political correctness is discrimination. According to this view, any assumption that one way may be better than another is necessarily discriminate. you might be a bigot if you dont, according to the political correctness doctrinaires around us. Its paralyzing. nomenon that, while certainly not peculiar to the Middle East, the Maghreb or North Africa, has certainly been the rule more often than the exception in that region over the years is preposterous. Chances are, Martinazzis objections are merely at making jokes at the expense of another cultures political proclivities, rather than out of a genuine desire to stand up dustry. Nevertheless, her argument must stand or fall on the words she gave to us that satirizing dictators and tyrants is an affront to an entire regions culture, and is inherently racist. This, in my mind at least, is a clear-cut example of political correctness inspiring an earnest young woman to publicly make the case before her peers that petty tyrants who oppress their people and their neighbors, many of whom have tortured and murdered millions of people throughout history, are no better or worse than any other cultures way of life. Theyre merely different and undeserving of our criticism. After all, that would be discriminating. The inference is chilling. My wish here is not to massacre the work of one of my fellow writers, but to make the case that those interested their minds from the shackles of political correctness. It is the only way to love the good and to resist the evil in this world. For all the voiceless victims who have fallen before tyrants such as Pol Pot, Kim Jong Il, Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeini and others of their ilk, the very least we can do as free people is to mock them mercilessly. Monsters deserve every ounce of spite we can muster, since their victims often arent able to protest their own condition. Resist the calls to engage in moral equivalence arguments. Do it for them. Do it for yourself. Discriminating thinkers needed here. Joshua Fonzi is a microbiology and cell science and entomology and nematology senior at UF. His column appears on Thursdays. It feels like the weeks are going by faster than the decline in Facebooks stock price. To give you any indication of how bad that sinking ship is doing, both Facebook founders Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel have been selling their shares. As with the end of every week, we bring you to our ifyoure-tired-of-hearing-about-Student-Government-justwait-to-read-what-they-did-this-week edition of ...Darts & LaurelsFirst, for sponsoring the election code revisions we discussed Tuesday, we throw a do-you-really-think-restricting-the-freespeech-of-students-is-the-best-way-to-prove-you-arent-corrupt DART at Unite Party Senators Aundre Price (senate president), Logan Harrison (senate president pro tempore), Christina Bonarrigo (budget and appropriations chairwoman), Cayman Weimer (judiciary chairman), Katie Waldman (allocations chairwoman), Lauren Verno (rules and ethics chairwoman) and Hillary Webb (information and communications chairwoman). What possible compelling interest can there be for constrainfour-week time period prior to each election? If SG is supposed to teach students what it means to govern, should its members not also abide by the limitations of the First Amendment? Next up, because the election code revisions passed Tuesday night, we throw a congratulations-you-just-voted-to-restrict-thefree-speech-of-your-own-peers DART at the 39 senators who voted in favor of the revisions. The Unite Party members should really be ashamed of themselves for approving this terrible piece of legislation. It appears that they are really doing all that they can to maintain their hold on SG while preventing as many alternative voices as possible from obtaining positions. The university should be a place where free speech and an open exchange of ideas are welcome, not limited especially by its own students. For some more positive news, we give a turning-a-negativeinto-a-positive LAUREL to Jennifer Smith. Smith was formerly homeless, but she recently became the womens director for the House of Hope, an Alachua County organization that provides services to those recently released from jail. Who better to help those in need than someone who has had Keep up the good work. Finally, we want to give a the-more-the-merrier LAUREL to former secretary of state Colin Powell for saying that he supports same-sex marriage. Although Powell is a moderate Republican, the more public of the aisle, the more we can hope that the country will eventually move in the right direction. Have a fun and safe weekend, and be sure to check back next week. Joshua Fonziopinions@alligator.org

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HALEY STRACHERAlligator Contributing WriterWhile other kids were playing basketball in their driveways and chalking up the road to play hopscotch, Corey Nickels was riding up and down the street with a trash grabber and a kitchen garbage can mounted on the back of his bicycle. Nickels, an 18-year-old electrical engineering sophomore, spent his childhood repairing and donating his neighbors bikes, stereos and microwaves left at the curb for trash pickup. Ive taken so much stuff apart that I know how it works without actually knowing how it works, he said. Nickels cares about the environment and uses his skills to reduce others carbon footprint. During the spring, he was one of two Inter-Residence Hall Association Eco-Representatives for the Honors Residential College at Hume Hall. He helped brainstorm ideas to reduce the environmental impact of each dorm. meeting, I realized there are other people at this school that really care about this, Nickels said. shared his passion with others. In 2009, the Palm Harbor native inspired his neighbor, the Rev. Gene Watson, to expand a toy donation organization to include repairing and donating old bicycles. Together, Nickels and Watson, 72, created the Toymakers of East Lake Bicycle Ministry. In 2010, the minisbikes in Tampa Bay, some of which were sent to Haiti after the January earthquake. It was Corey and myself, Watson said. I started in my garage at the same time Corey was picking up bikes at the side of the road. Watson said there are often too many bikes and not enough volunteers to repair them, especially after Nickels left for college. Corey is a very resourceful person, Watson said. He did a lot of things that could be recycled and among them there were bicycles. His environmental interests were not limited to bicycles. As a freshman in high school, Nickels began attending Pasco County School Boards Energy Management Committee meetings serving energy. They aim for the big stuff like the AC systems, Nickels said. I was looking for small things I could do that would add up. He crunched the numbers from his schools power usage data and estimated that if four light bulbs were removed from every classroom and all of the TVs were unplugged when school wasnt in session, his school district could save $100,000 each year. Nickels said he didnt know what happened to his idea. The school board never hired anyone to analyze the light in his classrooms to see if removing bulbs was allowed under the boards code. But he doesnt let that bother him. Nickels continues to help the environment while in college by repairing items his friends would otherwise throw away and replace. I think hes the epitome of engineers, that when he sees a problem, old chemical engineering sophomore Eli Carter. The students who lived on his as the go-to guy when something wasnt working. Carter said everywhat Nickels did for them. If I explain to him a problem, he explains what it might be, Carter said. Nickels said in the future he wants to use his ability to repair things to create a new kind of electric vehicle and other inventions that protect the environment. Im looking forward to learning how electronics work so I can work on building my own stuff, he said. 8, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 FEATUREUF student spends free time repairing bicycles and gadgetsHaley Stracher / Alligator JOSHUA MINCHINAlligator Contributing WriterThe Gator Nation will be expanding its mer. UFs Travel and Recreation Program, known as TRiP, is leading a summer excursion to Iceland. Registration begins at noon TRiP, a group of students who lead outdoor trips, is opening registration to anyone interested, not just students, said Jackie Matthews, program coordinator for UFs Department of Student Activities and Involvement. The trip, which runs July 27 to August 6, includes a few days to explore the capital of Iceland as well as six days of backpacking. Once you leave the U.S. with everything youve got on your back, thats what youre going to be carrying around Iceland as well, Matthews said. The trip costs $600, excluding airfare. Iceland was chosen because English is widely spoken there, and it is safe, said Mero Geesey, a Spring 2012 biology graduate and acting leader for the trip. land, Matthews said. Anyone interested in going who is not in Registration for TRiPs Iceland summer excursion starts today

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theA v enue THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Art Walk Gainesville: Gainesville has an art walk downtown on the last Friday of every month. The May art walk will be on the 25. Visit www. artwalk.ning.com for information. Album review tweets: The Avenue is accepting album reviews by tweet this semester. Follow @AlligatorAvenue for more details. UF started its Leisure courses on Monday. See the available courses and story on page 12. Michelle Klug / AlligatorHyde & Zeke owner Charles Scales says he is not phased by the digital revolution because he is retired and has low overhead. Im here now, arent I? he added. MICHELLE KLUGAvenue WriterFor some, its a simple click of a button. You hover the arrow over buy, click and music is immediately downloaded to your computer and transferred to your iPod where you can hear it instantaneously. Others enjoy the experience of sorting through brightly colored album covers, feeling smile, holding the disc in their hands and listening to the crackle as they lay the needle down on the smooth spinning surface. Digital consumerism paired with the onset of MP3s has changed the face of the music industry. Amazon, iTunes and other media hubs make it convenient and cheap to purchase music. Pirating networks make it possible to access music without even having to pay. While downloading music has forced many international record stores to close, three Gainesville vinyl hubs have not only survived, but prospered. Hear Again Music and Movies, Hyde & Zeke Records and Wayward Council provide vinyl LPs, other media and merchandise for Gainesville residents looking to expand their collections. I think theres a certain amount of people who want to hear higher quality music, Hear Again Music and Movies owner Andrew Schaer said. Music experts agree that vinyl records have a higher sound quality than tapes, CDs and MP3s. This is due to the conversion from analog to digital. Digital recordings work by taking snapshots of sound from an analog signal. Because of these snapshots, not all of the soundwave is captured, and certain sounds can be lost. If something is recorded in analog, you want to play it back in analog, Schaer said. People should hear things the way they were meant to be heard. Schaer and Hyde & Zeke Records owner Charles Scales agree that vinyl is the top seller and hasnt given any sign of slowing down. Vinyl outsells everything 12 to one, Schaer said. Schaer said people who solely purchase online music miss out of the education you get out of physically being in a music store. You come in here, and you see old and new its a shopping and learning experience, and thats what people appreciate, he added.In midst of the Digital Revolution, three stores hold steadySEE VINYL, P A GE 11 THE STUDIO IS LOCATED DOWNTOWN AT 18 SE FIFTH AVE. AND MAIN STREET. KATHRYN VARNAvenue WriterGainesville is the perfect place to become nection to nature. This is exactly why Tom Hart, 42, of New York City, decided to move to Gainesville to open the Sequential Artists Workshop, a school, studio and library that serves to foster the creation and appreciation of comics. Its a great place to be an artist, Hart said. Hart, who taught comics at the New York City School of Visual Arts for 10 years, moved to Gainesville last September and opened the doors of SAW in January. The studio offers classes taught by a seasoned faculty ranging from introductory Harts wife, Leela Corman, 39, a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, is part of the faculty. Corman recently returned from a tour promoting her graphic novel, Unterzakhn. I did most of it in New York City, but I wrote most of it in Gainesville, Corman said. I found it so much easier to work here. Its a really interesting pocket of culture and creativity. ing class in a yearlong program the studio is a graduate program offering history, graphic classes, Hart said. He will also be teaching in the program. The class I teach is mostly coming up those ideas in sequential art, in comic form, she said. Harts love for comics began with the discovery of the Peanuts comic strips when he was 7. For years, and I mean like decades, I copied Peanuts, Hart said. The name Sequential Artists Workshop was inspired by the Actors Studio in New York City, which is very focused on the student, Hart said. Who you are right now is what you have to work with and well develop that, Hart said. Its not to teach you how to do things do things your way. Tommy Akin, 31, a graduate of Santa Fe College, found this to be true after taking Harts beginning and intermediate classes. Hes not trying to teach you how to draw, Akin said. Hes coaxing your natural ability in that regard to convey a story, a message, a feeling through visual cues. The studio also hosts guest teachers. One of these was John Porcellino, who held a weeklong workshop focusing on an autobiographical approach to comics, Hart said. Students came from Australia and all over the U.S. a turnout that shows the potential for the studio. Id love to expand, Id love to have more room for a library, Id love to have 20 or 30 students on a regular basis, Hart said. But right now its good for the size it is, and well see where it goes. A calendar of classes and events can be found on SAWs website, www.sequentialartistsworkshop.org. This summer there will be a two-week teen intensive as well as a professional inking and drawing techniques class taught by Justine Mara Andersen, who has worked for DC Comics. Im really happy to be involved, Ander sen said. They have a lot of great potential. Its a great resource the community should be excited about.Local studio teaches students the art of graphic novelsBrett Le Blanc / Alligator S taffJustine Nara Andersen, 46, visits the Sequential Artists Workshop Tuesday. She is working on a project about her conversion to Hinduism. music

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NATALIE TEERAvenue WriterThe summer is an interesting time in Gainesville. About 40,000 students are gone, and the town seems to slow down. The Hippodrome Theatre takes advantage of this relaxing time to entertain the city with its annual summer musical. The Hippodrome is located at 25 SE Second Place, and at the end of this month it will be putting on The Marvelous Wonderettes, written and created by Roger Bean and directed by the Hippodromes artistic director, Lauren Caldwell. Caldwell has been the ar tistic director since the early 1990s. The script is given to the theater and then interpreted by Caldwell. on May 30 at 7:00 p.m. and May 31 at 8:00 p.m. ,there will be previews for a reduced price of $15. The show opens at a high school prom in 1958, where the audience is introduced to the Wonderettes, four girls with big dreams and even bigger voices. Over the course of the evening, the ladies are called on to provide entertainment for the prom, where they sing renditions of hits like Lollipop and Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me. The cast is made up of four women: Wendi Stoltzfus, returning from last years production of Suds, and two recent UF graduates, Katrina Asmar and Diany Rodriquez. Also onstage is Kelly Atkins, who some fans may remember from previous roles with the Hippodrome. This is Atkins seventh summer musical. Six out of seven of the musicals I have been in are what we call jukebox musicals, where the songs are hits from a time period, Atkins said. This one incorporates two distinctively different eras it almost feels like two different shows. After the intermission, the play is set in 1968, 10 years later. The women discuss where they have been in the last decade, as well as their trials, tribulations and triumphs. Famous songs from the 60s are sprinkled in such as R-E-S-P-E-C-T and Son of a Preacher Man. advertising for the Hippodrome, said that this show is for everyone people who just love to hear big voices, or those with nostalgia. Hurov said there are more than 30 songs in the show, but some are medleys. The music will be recorded by a full-orchestrated band prior to the show and then played over speakers. Although the music is the main comwell. The costumes are a big spectacle, Caldwell said. The clothes will transition from poofy prom dresses to mini skirts and go-go boots. Despite attire of the actors and the formal appearance of the building from the outside, the Hippodrome has a very come as you are feel. People can get dressed up or come comfortably. It is just a place for people to go and have fun, Hurov said. We have a bar, people can get drinks, sit back and enjoy two hours of entertainment. As well as producing plays and showing cal art. This summer, in honor of the Hippodromes 40th birthday, the gallery will host a series of exhibits relating to the theater itself. The gallery is a Hippodrome retrospective, Hurov said. There will be photographs of plays from the last 40 years, as well as behind-the-scenes shots. The theaters birthday is in April 2013. Rehearsals for The Marvelous Wonderettes last six hours a day and will run ished product is anything like the practices it will be full of laughs, fun and dancing. Ticket prices for students are $12 with an ID and senior tickets are $22. General public tickets range from $25 to $32 depending on seating. For more information about the Hippodrome Theatre or to purchase tickets to see or check out its Facebook page at https:// www.facebook.com/HippodromeTheatre. 10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 Jessica Hurov / AlligatorThe Hippodrome Theatre will be putting on The Marvelous Wonderettes as its an nual summer musical. It will be on the stage eight times a week starting June 1. The Hippodrome welcomes its annual summer musical downtown

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Both Hear Again Music and Movies and Hyde & Zeke Records have had to change locations in order to house more merchandise and accommodate this niche audience. Although all three stores are within a mile of each other, each has its own personality. Wayward is the rebel child, mostly offering punk and garage LPs. It also sells books, art and coffee. However, it is volunteer-based, only open sporadically despite the open sign and the hours listed as 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hyde & Zeke Records, despite its lack of air conditioning, is a gold mine of affordable records from Lou Reed to The Smiths. If you brave the musty smell and search the heaps We specialize more in used thats our market, Scales said. Hear Again Music and Movies is mostly new vinyls, in plastic, guaranteed not to skip. I am into virgin vinyl, Schaer said. The sound you get out of that is unmatched. While Hear Again Music and Movies used to have a lot of used records, Schaer said he moved to carrying new vinyl to get away from the pawn shop feel. Every other person walking through the door wanted to sell me stuff, he added. He said being in Florida, people tend to store records in garages. They often have mold, water damage and creatures living in the bins they are stored in. Sorting through and cleaning the records became too much of a task. While Hear Again Music and Movies car ries the classics, it also has the newest indie albums, and Schaer offers special order ser vice and mail orders to customers looking for something out of the ordinary. It has a variety of posters, CDs and DVDs as well. Schaer said the music industry recently started offering free MP3 downloads of albums purchased on vinyl. Those who want the music on their iPods will have the convenience of having a digital copy, while still having the high quality vinyl on hand. What the music industry is doing is trying to ease people back into vinyl, Schaer said. Schaer and Scales agree that Gainesville is responsive to record stores and local businesses. Its no Portland, but it could be. Large portions of Gainesville want it to be, Schaer said. They both agreed that their stores are not dependent on students, as other Gainesville businesses are, but its not all older people that buy their products. Im seeing a lot of younger people getting into vinyl, Scales said. A lot of people look at it as a treasure hunt. THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 11 Michelle Klug / Alligator Andrew Schaer owner of Hear Again Music and Movies, returns from helping a customer. Hear Again Music and Movies is one of three surviving record stores in Gainesville, along with Hyde & Zeke Records and Wayward Council.For these music stores, vinyl records are very much in style VINYL, from page 9

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JOSHUA MINCHINAvenue Contributing WriterMegan Kosinski never takes it off. The 21-year-old art history graduate and Reitz Union Arts & Crafts Center employee participated in a jewelry-making leisure course offered by UF last spring. One of her projects was designing and creating a sterling silver ring that she still wears. A semester began Monday. The course contents vary from class to class and consist of learning how to make arts and crafts or learning how to play guitar, golf or tennis. Classes are generally held once a week for four weeks and range from $5 to $50 for students. Leisure courses offer an outlet for students to have fun and not have to worry about grades, said Dianna Lampitt, program coordinator of programs, arts and leisure at Registration for the 24 courses opened on May 14 for students, faculty and the general public. The throwing class, which teaches participants how to transform clay into usable bowls, and the home bartending class are the most popular, Lampitt said. Kim Tuttle, the artistic director for Dance taught leisure courses through UF for about 12 years, Tuttle said. past have that enthusiasm and passion, Tuthave gone beyond what has been taught by the teachers. careers from our leisure courses, Tuttle said. Many of the leisure courses still have spots available for this semester, including both guitar classes, golf courses and all four tennis students can go to the Reitz Union Division Kosinski suggests participants take adjewelry course so much in the spring that she is participating in another leisure course, encourages anyone who is interested in learning more about a fun hobby to participate in a leisure course. 12, ALLIGATOR Joshua Minchin / AlligatorTeresa Davis instructs her students during beginning throwing, a ceramics leisure course held in the J.Wayne Reitz Union Basement in the Arts & Crafts Center. UF offers leisure courses for fun, relaxing hobby building Offered Leisure Courses: Arts and Crafts: Ceramics Beginning Throwing Coil Techniques for Mugs and More Date Night/BFF Glazing Techniques on Simple Clay forms Mugs, Mugs, and more mugs! Slab Hand Building Workshop Creating Cups and Dishes by Hand Building Arts Jewelry Making: Beginning Painting: Experimental Silkscreen: The Basics Beverages: Home Bartending Dance: Ballet I Ballet II Ballroom Dancing: Beginner/Intermediate Beginning and Intermediate Hip-Hop Intermediate Contemporary/Lyrical Music: Guitar: Beginning Guitar: Intermediate Sports: Golf: Beginning Golf: Intermediate Tennis: Advanced Tennis: Beginning Tennis: Cardio Tennis: IntermediateThere are 24 open this summer So many people who have danced in the past have that enthusiasm and passion. Its a pleasure to teach them.Kim Tuttleartistic director for Dance Alive National Ballet

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14, ALLIGATOR 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 laundry 3723783 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 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. $575-800 / Mo Grad II 1236 SW 4th Avenue 2BR 1BA Home off NW 6th St. Tile Floors, Window A/C, Nat gas Ht Laundry Room, 750 Sq. Ft. 408 NW 28th Ave $600/Mo 3BR 1BA with xtra Room for Study or BR Home near Law School $1125/Mo 303 NW 36th Dr. 1500 sq ft. Central H & Air, 2 Living Rooms, Newly Remodled Laundry Room 1 Room Effeciency Across from UF Stadium Tile Floors, Full Kitchen & Bath, Screen Porch 1806 NW 2nd Ave. $450/Mo 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, Wood or Tile Floors Central H & Air Ritz Apts 1234 SW 1st Avenue 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 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 5-31-12-4-2 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. Furn, W/D incl. 1 min walk to UF 2nd floor corner unit w/2 private balconies quiet updated, ample free parking. must see $675/ mo avbl Fall 407.877.4087, 407-432-8511 7-26-12-20-2 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 8-2-11-22-2 Close 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 Apt for rent near Shands. 3300 SW 23rd St. Apt #1. 2BR w/ study, 1BA. Large screenedin porch. W/D hook-ups. $675/mo, $850 sec dep. Pets ok. Please call 352-371-3473 leave message. 6-21-12-11-2 2BR/1BA, W/D hook-ups. Only 1 left. Very quiet. $633/mo. View Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 8am 1pm. Gator Place Apts 3600 SW 23rd St. 2 mi to VA & Shands. Call 376-0071 5-29-4-2 WATERFRONT CONDO On 320-acre lake. Video tour link: tinyurl. com/lakefrontcondo. 1 mi to UF/Shands GVILLE'S BEST KEPT SECRET 1450 sq ft. 2BR/2BA. Easily 3BR. Wall-to-wall & floor-toceiling glass, facing sunsets across a mile of open water. Open your doors to breezes & use the pool & BBQ under live oaks. $1195/ mo Avail immediately. Call 352-262-9058 Email jalkamohn@yahoo.com 5-31-12-5-2 3Bd/2Ba Spacious House for Rent $1400/ mo. Features: Updated kitchen & baths, new AC, wood/tile throughout, quiet neighbor hood, washer/dryer, lawn service included. Contact Amber at ufgal4186@aol.com 6-19-12-10-2 www.CozyGator.com"cozy homes & apartments for rent"5-31-12-4-2 THE POLOS MOVE IN BEFORE JUNE 15th RECIEVE 1 MONTH FREE!! Ask About our Preferred Employer Discounts and SPECIALS! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 8-15-12-23-2 **********STUDENTS**********1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apartments & houses available for August. All close to UF & Downtown. Call 870-2760. 8-15-12-22-2 ******* AVAILABLE NOW******1 bedroom apartment located between UF & downtown. 116 NW 7th Terrace. $490/mth. Call 870-2760 6-21-12-9-2 1st mo $100 off. Near UF. Beautiful 4BR/2BA home. FL rm w/inground jacuzzi. W/D. Tile flr. 2-car attached garage, storage shed. Walk to grocery/shops. Avail 8/9. $1375/mo 904-534-6982, kencarmgravs@comcast.net 6-7-12-5-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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 SUBLEASE 1/1 IN 3/3 AT THE POLOS1 MONTH FREE.Available Aug. 1 yr lease. 2 male roommates. Call 407-271-4146 or 407-616-4035 6-7-12-5-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 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 $359/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ morebeautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871, Available 6/1/12 7-3111-28-4 MATURE PROFESSIONAL Share 3BR/3BA pool home near UF. Safe area across from Plaza Royale. Bus rte. No alcohol or drugs. $325 + 1/3 util. 2 rms available 5/20. No pets. 371-3837 6-5-12-5-4 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 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

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ALLIGATOR 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 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 8-15-11-23-7 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. 8-15-12-25-10 UF Surplus Equipment Auctions are underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 8-15-12-25-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 8-15-25-10 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 STOP GNAT & MOSQUITO BITES! Buy Swamp Gator All Natural Insect Repellant, Family Safe, Use Head to Toe. Available at Ace Hardware, The Home Depot & HomeDepot.com 5-24-1-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 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 8-15-25-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 8-15-25-12 I BUY CARS TRUCKS Call Anytime Licensed 352-339-5158 6-21-12-11-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $500 AND UP! 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES BRING W2 AND DRIVE HOME TODAY! OVER 150 VEHICLES IN STOCK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS, & VANS! 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 BUY FOR BLOWOUT PRICES & SAVE BIG!!!! VEHICLES STARTING $500!! PRICES NEGOTIABLE!!! 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 95 F350 $999 97 FORD EXPLORER $1700 98 GRAND AM $1999 98 CHEVY VENTURE $2999 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 98 CADILLAC CATERA $3999 00 BUICK CENTURY $3900 98 CHRYSLER SBRING $3900 01 MITS MIRAGE $3900 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 02 SATURN $3900 98 TOYOTA COROLLA $3900 98 TOYOTA 4RUNNER $4900 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $5900 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12

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16, ALLIGATOR 99 ACURA INTEGRA $2999 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 98 HONDA ACCORD $3900 98 DODGE DURANGO $4999 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 SUN RISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVs, & VANS 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 8-15-25-12 SUN RISE AUTO SALES BRING W2 AND DRIVE HOME! 30 DAY WARRANTY! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 8-15-25-12 02 CHEVY CAMERO $6999 04 CHEVY ASTRO $6999 05 CHEVY IMPALA $7999 07 CHEVY COBALT $8999 352-375-9090 8-15-25-12 06 PT CRUISER $7999 02 DODGE RAM $8999 05 DODGE DURANGO $9999 04 KIA SORENTO $9999 352-375-9090 8-15-25-12 06 SATURN ION $7999 03 HONDA CRV $8999 05 GMC SIERRA $9999 05 FORD F150 $10,999 352-375-9090 8-15-25-12 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 $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 8-15-25-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. 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 5-31-12-25-13 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 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 8-15-1225-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 8-15-12-25-14 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 PHONE REPS NEEDED ASAPFlexible Shifts, Must be Articulate and Reliable. 371-5888 x 111 or 6020 NW 4th Pl, Ste G 6-21-28-14 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 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 5-2412-10-14 Smokers needed in a UF study assessing effects of exercise on cravings/withdrawal. COMPENSATION provided! Call 336-4063706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com 5-31-7-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT Both summer & fall. Minimum 25 hrs/wk. Open between 11am & 6pm. Monday through Friday. Flexible around class schedule. oma.office@yahoo.com 5-31-12-5-14 Great Resume builder! Not for profit Arts Agency hiring for summer camp, after-school programs, grant writing, website design, fundraising. $10-20/hr. Mandatory meeting Sunday May 27th 1-5, Millhopper library. RSVP yoppinc@yahoo.com www.yoppinc.com 5-24-12-2-14 SUMMER TUTOR Looking for an energetic education major to tutor girls ages 9 11 for the summer. They will need tutoring in math, speech, vocabu lary and English skills. Please email your resume to hr@gleim.com. 6-5-12-4-14 Cleaning lady: One day per week. 7 miles from campus (car needed). Prefer person who expects to continue for more than a year. Call 466-4432. 5-24-12-1-14 MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! No Experience needed! Job Training & Local Placement assistance. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 5-241-14 Freight Up = More $ 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782 www.meltontruck.com/drive 5-24-1-14 COUCH POTATOES (age 50+) need ed to participate in UF study assessing ease of use and likability of a pedometer. COMPENSATION provided! Call 336-4063706 or email fitbit10000@gmail.com 5-296-14 SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY$14.50 base/appt -FT/PT openings Customer sales/service all ages 17+ CALL NOW 352-505-9105 8-15-12-25-14 WEBSITE AFICIONADO Maximum of 2 hours to make changes one-on-one with a non-smoker. Please call 386-454-2921 to arrange an appointment to meet. 5-24-12-4-14 LOCAL CATERER NEEDS:Experienced Waitstaff, Bartenders, Loaders. Call 352-215-1363 5-31-12-6-14 RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS Part-time hourly work Flexible schedules $8 an hour to start Apply online at RGIS.COM 6-7-12-8-14 Handyman / Helper Needed Need an extra couple hundred dollars a month? Flexible hours, must be dependable,trustworthy, independent worker with reliable transportation. Jobs range from yardwork, painting, odd jobs, etc. putmetowork2012@gmail.com 5-31-12-514 WHAT KIND OF VOICE DOES SHE HAVE? Participants needed for a study of voice perception in voices. $15 for one hour. Email: spl.ufl@gmail.com 5-31-12-6-13 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. 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. Student Positions Available Evening Newspaper ProductionThe Independent Florida Alligator Editorial Production department is now accepting student applications. Applicants must be enrolled in Summer C or A/B classes to meet eligibility requirements. Applicants should be available evenings between the hours of 6:00 pm and 1:00 am. Production duties include page layout and design. Experience with Adobe InDesign is preferred, but not required. A one-year commitment is expected. Fill out an application at the front desk of The Alligator, 1105 W University Ave, M-F 9 am 5 pm. Include available work schedule and references. No phone calls or e-mails. Previous applicants are welcome to reapply with current schedule. EOE 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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ALLIGATOR NEW TO TRUCKING? Your new career starts now! $0 Tuition Cost No Credit Check Great Pay & Benefits Short employ ment commitment required Call (866)2978916 www.joinCRST.com 5-24-1-14 Drivers Regional Refrigerated and Dry Van Freight. Annual Salary $45K to $60K. Quarterly Safety Bonus! Flexible Hometime. CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. (800)414-9569 www.driveknight.com 5-241-14 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Become a driver for Schneider National! Earn $750 per week! No experience needed! CDL & Job Ready in just 3 weeks! (888)3681964 5-24-1-14 EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERS earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Vets welcome. Call: (843)266-3731 / bull doghiway.com EOE 5-24-1-14 DriversClass A Flatbed -$Home Weekends, Run Southeast US, Requires 1 Yr OTR Flatbed experience, & Pay UP TO .39/mile Call (800)572-5489 x227, SunBelt Transport, LLC 5-24-1-14 IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 8-15-25-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 8-15-12-25-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 8-15-25-15 www.UFMoverGuys.comLicensed & Insured Last Minute Specials Loading & Unloading Full-Service Mover. 352-222-0211. FL Movers Reg No IM1847 8-15-12-25-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 8-15-25 15 Horse boarding, $375/mo. From GV/UF 10 minutes. Dressage, stadium, x-country, daytime stall, nighttime turnout. Rider housing available. Barn Family Program to mitigate board and rent. Lessons, schooling opportunities. 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Persons who require special accommoda tions under the Americans With Disabilites Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Marlie Sanderson at 352-955-2200, extension 103, at least seven (7) days before the public meeting. 5-24-1-20 ADVERTISE YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS! Call now to grow your business. Get your classified ad in 119 newspapers with one order. Advertising Networks of Florida--(866)742.1373 5-24-1-20 Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 8-15-12-25-21 UberBooth: Gainesville Photo Booth Rentals. We bring awesome FUN to your events! Frat/Sorority Party, Grad Party, Wedding, Holiday Party, Fund Raiser, Birthday, & More! UberBooth.com 352-577-5775 5-24-1-21 Friends dont let friends drive drunk. Always have a designated driver. can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND.FOUND: BLUE-TICK HOUNDYoung. 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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Got Milk?Florida sprinter Jeff Demps was named the inaugural CPSDA Muscle Milk Athlete of the Year on Tuesday. Cory McGee and the UF track team will compete in the NCAA East Preliminary Round starting today. Read more at alligatorSports.org. JESSICA FERRALLSAlligator WriterFor the Gators, reaching the pinnacle of womens lacrosee has been a quick ride, but the trip is not over yet. No. 1 seed Florida (19-2) is gearing up to take on the No. 4 seed Syracuse (18-3) on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Stony Brook, N.Y. in the NCAA Last weekend the Gators made history by defeating the Nittany Lions at Donald R. pearance. We came here when I was a junior in high school, four years ago and there was nothing here, junior attacker Kitty Cullen said. There was no lacrosse team, no nothing to come here. It also made us a lot more special. Mandy really recruited a special group of kids to come here who all had the same dream in mind. It is a dream that this group is making a reality. In addition to earning its Florida became just the second program in the 30-year history of NCAA womens lacrosse to advance to the Final Four in only its third season. The Gators and the Orange met earlier this season March 3 in Gainesville. Florida fell to Syracuse 12-11 in double overtime. I remember being really upset after the game, Cullen said. FLORIDA FACES OFF AGAINST VANDERBILT TONIGHT AT 9. JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer Floridas bats have returned to form, but Jonathon Crawford did not take that for granted against Auburn. The sophomore hurler pitched ar guably his best game this season in a 6-1 Gators (41-16) victory against the round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Jonathon did an outstanding job and gave us a great start, coach Kevin OSullivan said. Our offense is starting to come around a little bit, but it all starts on the mound and Jonathon threw the ball really well. Crawford (5-2) pitched 5.2 innings and gave up just one unearned run on two hits Tournament start of his career. He had a career-high nine strikeouts, which accounted for more than half of the 17 batters he retired. [Crawford has] a special arm you AP PhotoMembers of Floridas womens tennis team pose with the 2012 NCAA Championship trophy in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday. UF defeated UCLA 4-0 to win its second consecutive national title. ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Writer pressure. Last year, with Florida one point away from a national championship, set of the decisive match. match and the 2011 national title for the Gators. This year, the story was a little different. Im glad this one wasnt as draa 4-0 victory and its second consecutive national championship against No. 1 UCLA (26-3) Tuesday after noon. It is the sixth championship in the programs history and the titles. We discovered this year that, without a doubt, it is much more Thornqvist said. The Gators came out strong in doubles action, taking the point in two matches. The team of Allie Will match over UCLAs top doubles team 8-2. Floridas Alexandra Cer cone and Caroline Hitimana won their match 8-5, which gave Florida the doubles point. I think we felt really good after the doubles point, Thornqvist said. Florida carried its momentum into the singles matches. Cercone Gators up 2-0. Ill say I play my best tennis and I compete the hardest in the NCAAs, Cercone said. Theres something about the atmosphere [at the NCAA Championships] with the people and the support that goes into this event that brings the best out of me. Cercone was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team for the second consecutive year.Florida blanks UCLA, wins second consecutive national championshipSEE BASEBALL, PA GE 20 SEE TENNIS, PA GE 20 SEE LAX, PA GE 20Cullen Crawford dominates in Gators SEC Tourney openerKICKERUF looking for revenge against ALC foe Syracuse in Final Four Theres something about the atmosphere here with the people and the support that goes into this event that brings the best out of me.Alexandra CerconeUF tennis player UF Baseball TweetableKasey, Sami, and Cheyenne are really good friends of mine. This is hard on everyone. Please dont spread crazy rumors. Theyre not true. Michelle Moultire, (@moultrie16)

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 19 FIRE JOE MORGAN Florida is a girls school. With all due respect to Florida States days as a womens college, UF is the place to be for the fairer sex in the Sunshine State Roland Thornqvist and the Gators womens tennis team just won their second consecutive national title. Florida will say goodbye to only one senior Joanna Mather so expect another title run next season. Amanda OLeary has guided the lacrosse tory. It only took OLeary three years to get this far and, like tennis, she only loses Caroline Cochran, who suffered an ACL tear in the Gators home opener March 15. If the lacrosse team wins the ultimate prize this weekend, UFs females will have produced two national titles in a span of six days, adding to an already impressive collection of hardware in 2012. tennis have all claimed Southeastern Conference championships this calendar year, and lacrosse swept the American Lacrosse Conference regular season and tournament titles. Volleyball advanced to the Elite Eight, soccer placed second in the SEC Tournament and womens basketball punched a ticket to The Big Dance after a long absence. Football brings in the money, but right now its the girls building up the program prestige. All 11 womens sports at UF have won a conference championship in the last The men have enjoyed their fair share of triumphs. The insquad claimed its third straight national championships in the spring. Baseball has the tools to avenge its College World Series loss last summer. But the moneymakers? Eh. Basketball experienced a resurgence the last two seasons, but both runs have fallen disappointingly short, each ending with blown second-half leads in the Elite Eight. As far as football is concerned, the situation is pretty desolate. Urban Meyer had unprecedented short-term success at UF, but he left the program in shambles. ing job, has to clean up the mess, and I hate to break it to you, but its going to take a while. Football will make the big bucks, and The urday in games not played against Furman, but for now, it merely serves to fund the real athletic juggernauts at this school. Welcome to Gainesville, where, in the immortal words of Beyonce, [Girls] run this mother. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator. org. Womens athletics stealing championship spotlight at UF Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan HEDBERG TIED FOR 16TH WITH A SCORE OF 145 (+1). KATIE AGOSTIN Alligator Staff Writer During the 2011-12 season, the worst the Gators have placed in a tournament was 13th at the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview. Since then, Florida has only once. However, on Tuesday the women had another falling out. NCAA Championships with a 302 (+14) to put them in a tie for 18th. We made some mistakes with golf course management in that enough respect, coach Jan Dowling said. We also werent as committed and decisive as we needed to be on a NCAA Championship caliber golf course. Senior Evan Jensen led the Gators on Tuesday with a 74 (+2) carding only three birdies against Watts and Camilla Hedberg all turned in rounds of 76 (+4). Although Florida had a tough ability to get back in the mix. Its just minor, minor things that got us [Tuesday], and if we make these small changes its going to go from shooting 14 over to somewhere close to par, Dowling said. On Wednesday, the Gators were much closer to par than They were able to capitalize on their short game, something they struggled with Tuesday, and improved nine strokes for a second day total of 293 (+5). This time they were led by helped her card a 69 (-3). Hedbergs round gave her a huge jump on the leaderboard. She will start the third round tied for 16th after starting Wednesdays round tied for 70th. Camilla played a really solid birdies, which means she was rolling the ball very well on the putting green, Dowling said. She hit the ball great, and youve got to do that out here. Jensen and Piccio were also able to improve their standings moving up two and six spots, respectively. Although the team had a significantly better round on Wednesday, they werent able to move up the leader board much. The Gators will start the third round tied for 15th in hopes of breaking into the top 10. Tied for 15th doesnt sound that great, but theres so few shots separating us from 15th and 10th and so forth, Dowling said. If we keep playing solid like we did today, I think were going to keep moving up that leaderboard. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org. Gators tied for 15th at NCAA Championships after two roundsJensen

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NCAA Mens Singles Round of 64 Bob van Overbeek (Jr.) d. Sebastian Fanselow (Jr.) (Pepperdine) 6-3 / 6-4 Nassim Slilam (Sr.) d. Matija Pecotic (Jr.) (Princeton) 6-4 / 6-4 Luka Somen (Sr.) (Virginia Tech) d. Tripper Car leton (Jr.) 6-2 / 6-0NCAA Womens Singles Round of 64 Oyen (So.) 6-2 / 6-4 Joanna Mather (Sr.) d. Hanna Mar (So.) (Duke) 7-5 / 6-4 Lauren Embree (Jr.) d. Anastasia Erofeeva (Sr.) (Tulsa) 6-0 / 6-3 Allie Will (Jr.) d. Shannon Mathews (Sr.) (Notre Dame) 7-6 (5) / 6-3 ALLIGATOR Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffJonathon Crawford throws against Arkansas on April 29. Crawford lowered his ERA to 3.34 after giving up one unearned run in 5.2 innings against Auburn on Tuesday. Weitzel: [Crawford has] a special arm you dont get to see too much A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alliga tor.org. BASEBALL, from page 18Embree won singles, doubles points TENNIS, from page 18 LAX, from page 18UF is 15-0 since loss to SU There are some people who are still mad about last year in Omaha and Im one of them.Brad Weitzelassistant UF baseball coach



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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 150 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Gators repeat as national championsThe Florida womens tennis team defeated UCLA 4-0 in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday to win its second straight national title, pg. 18. UF student receives Apple conference scholarshipHe will work with Apple Inc. engineers in San Francisco, pg 5. Registration for TRiPs Iceland excursion starts today 92 /70 The Hippodrome Theatre introduces its summer musical. See the story on page 10. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 9 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 17 SPORTS 18David Carr / Alligator StaffStudent Body President Tj Villamil addresses Senate about new Supreme Court Justices for the upcoming year Tuesday. STUDENT GOVERNMENT SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterThe Student Senate passed a bill at Tuesday nights meeting to limit when candidates and political parties can campaign for Student Goving. The bill passed 39 to 12. It needs to be approved by the Senate for a second time to be enacted. The revisions proposed campaigning start one week before elections and end when the polls close. support for a candidate or party. However, the revisions also added campaign activity to the codes, which is intentional action or support of a party or candidate that does not solicit votes. Campaign activity would start four weeks before the election and end when the polls close. The revisions also added Internet posts as an example of campaign material. You have to make it accountable to a party, said Judiciary Committee Chairman Cayman Weimer after the meeting. Weimer presented the bill and was one of the authors. Before the senators debated the bill, Weimer read an email from UFs General Counsel explaining that the bill does not seem to violate state or federal law. Sen. Lauren Verno, one of the bills authors, said it would bring more bipartisanship by allowing senators to focus on the Senate as a whole instead of campaigning. We represent over 50,000 students as a chamber, she said. This is helping the bipartisanship of Student Government. Senate President Pro Tempore Logan Harrison, another author, said his job encourages unbiased decisions, and this bill would allow him to remain impartial instead of campaigning for his particular party. However, Sen. Max Stein said the revisions are detrimental to free speech. Sen. Matt Pesek echoed Steins sentiments. He said whoever has the free time to campaign should have the liberty to do so. If we have more than one week [to campaign], we wouldnt have to have armies of people harassing people at Turlington, he said. During the meeting, the Senate also approved Robert Andrade, Daniel DiMatteo, Michael Hacker, Brett Halperin and Cole Sullivan as new Supreme Court Justices. DiMatteo sparked debate because he knew about hazing that resulted with his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, being kicked off campus four years ago. He held several leadership positions in the fraternity, according to his resume. DiMatteo phoned in during the Senate meeting and said he knew hazing had occurred and followed appropriate channels by reporting it to the fraternity administration. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org.Senate passes bill limiting election campaign speech THE ICHETUCKNEE RIVER MAY TEMPORARILY CLOSE TO THE PUBLIC. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterIn increasingly dry North Central Florida, lakes are drying and springs is becoming more brittle by the week. Some visible symptoms of the arid conditions are the muddy banks and low water levels in bodies of water frequented by fun seekers during the summer months. The Florida Park Service warned on the Ichetucknee River website that due to extreme drought conditions and historic low water levels in the Ichetucknee River, there is potential for occasional temporary recreational tubing closures this summer at the parks North entrance. If things dont change, we will see North Central Florida rivers at record low water levels CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff WriterA private supply rocket bound for the International Space Station could usher in a new age in space travel. A company successfully blasted its Falcon 9 rocket into space at 3:44 a.m. Tuesday from Cape Canaveral. If the mission is successful, SpaceX a commercial spacecraft at the space station, which means the government wont be the only organization in space. Were really at the dawn of a new era of space exploration and one where theres a much bigger role for commercial companies, Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and PayPal co-founder, told reporters in a press conference Tuesday. SpaceX, also known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp., is a Hawthorne, Calif.-based aerospace company founded by Musk. The company built the Falcon 1, Fal-Private company launches supply rocket into spaceSEE SPACEX, PAGE 4 SEE RIVERS, PAGE 4 Weimer Were really at the dawn of a new era of space exploration and one where theres a much bigger role for commercial companies.Elon MuskSpaceX CEO and PayPal co-founder

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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 150 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 TODAYFORECASTSUNNY 92/70 SUNNY 92/70 PARTLY CLOUDY 90/70 PARTLY CLOUDY 91/71 THUNDER STORMS 91/71 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY WHATS HAPPENINGVolunteer Advocates Needed Floridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders who live in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family-care homes. The programs local councils are seeking additional volunteers to identify, investigate and resolve residents concerns. Special training and certification is provided. All interested individuals who care about protecting the health, safety, welfare and rights of long-term care facility residents who often have no one else to advocate for them are encouraged to call 1-888-831-0404 tollfree or visit the programs website at http://ombudsman.myflorida.com. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to ejester@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.INTEINTERNATINATIONANALWanted: Bigfoot hair samples for European studyLONDON (AP) European researchers are planning to use new techniques to analyze DNA that could help crack the mystery of whether Bigfoot exists. In a project announced this week, Oxford University and Cantonal Museum of Zoology scientists appealed to museums, to share hair samples thought to be from the mythical, ape-like creature. New genetic tests will be done on just a few strands of hair and should be completed within weeks. Even if the sample is judged to come from an unknown species, scientists should be able to tell how closely it is related to other species, including apes or humans. Bryan Sykes of Oxford University said the group had already received many offers of samples to test, including blood, hair and items supposedly chewed by Bigfoot. Sykes and colleagues plan to sift through the samples for the next few months before deciding which specimens to test. They will then publish their results in a peer-reviewed journal. Other experts agreed recent NATINATIONANALIowa man with zebra, parrot in truck gets DUIDUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) An Iowa man stopped outside a Dubuque bar with a small zebra and a parrot in his truck has been charged with drunken driving. rested 56-year-old Jerald Reiter, of Cascade, Sunday in the parking lot of the Dog House bar, where people had been taking photos of the animals. Reiter says the zebra and macaw par rot are pets and like riding in the truck. Reiter claims he sometimes takes the animals into the bar, but the owner says theyre not charged him with drunken driving. Reiter disputes the arrest. He says he was about to let a passenger, a person, begin driving. He says he thinks someone who came to see the animals called police. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSCity official consults Ouija board before voteSAN FRANCISCO (AP) A San Francisco supervisor says he consulted a Ouija board before city leaders voted on whether to recommend naming a Navy ship after slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk. Supervisor John Avalos tells the San Francisco Chronicle that he believes he made contact with Milks spirit and that Milk spelled out letters indicating: Good riddance to dont ask, dont tell. The Board of Supervisors approved the non-binding resolution Tuesday on a 9-2 vote. Milk was a city supervisor and tally shot in 1978 by Dan White. Supporters say the naming would honor the repeal of the dont ask, dont tell law bar ring open homosexuality in the military. Opponents say Milk opposed war and it would be inappropriate to name a warship after him. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS advances made in DNA testing could theoretically solve the Bigfoot question. If the yeti is real and somebody has found bits of their hair, you should be able to tell from the DNA in the hair if this is actually a yeti, said Mark Thomas, a professor of evolutionary genetics at University College London. He is not connected to the Bigfoot project. But Thomas was unsure how likely it was anyone might have actual yeti hairs. Some scientists theorize yetis are either a distinct hominid species or a mix between Homo sapiens and Neanderthals or other species. There is already evidence of interbreeding between Homo sapiens and Neanderthals. If yetis have survived for the last 30,000 years, they have probably had a pretty miser able existence and are a small population vulnerable to extinction, Thomas said. Its not as insane an idea as many might think, but the chances are pretty small. Sykes said he has always been intrigued by stories of yeti sightings but would rely on science rather than such tales to prove if the stories are credible. Its not really possible to fabricate DNA evidence, he said. He acknowledged that the chances of proving the existence of a new yeti species are low but said that the study was still worthwhile. If we dont look, well Bigfoot is a legendary giant, hairy, ape-like beast that is known as Sasquatch, the Abominable Snowman, Yeti and other names. It supposedly lives in heavily forested or snowy mountains. Although most scientists dont believe in the beasts existence, decades of eyewitness reports, suggestive photos and stories have kept the legend alive. David Frayer, a professor of biological anthropology at Kansas University, told The Associated Press in an email that No serious scientist (would) treat Yeti as a worthy research project. He said previous tests on supposed yeti hairs have already been done and they turned out to be from a bison. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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con 9 and Falcon Heavy space boosters, which are used as launch vehicles to transport smaller spacecrafts, including SpaceXs Dragon, to deliver supplies to the space station. Tuesdays liftoff marked SpaceXs second attempt to launch the Dragon, equipped with Falcon 9 boosters, after aborting the mission Saturday. The mission was pushed to 3:44 a.m. Tuesday to line up the space stations orbit with the launchpad on Earth. This time, all systems were cleared for takeoff, and in about 10 minutes, Dragon was in orbit. Musk said he had concerns with the rockets after Saturdays cancellation, but the launch proved otherwise. It was tremendous elation, Musk said. For us, its like winning the Super Bowl. The unmanned rocket transported Dragon into space, where it is expected to dock on the station Friday. The spacecraft contains about 1,000 pounds of supplies. NASA said a section of the cargo contains the ashes of about 300 people, including Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr., one of the original Project Mercury astronauts, and actor James Doohan, who played chief engineer Montgomery Scott from the Star Trek TV series. Once the capsule docks, space station astronauts will spend the next week unloading supplies from the capsule and Dragon will then detach from the space station, return to Earth and land California coast on May 31, according to the SpaceX website. If successful, the company will begin 12 cargo missions to the space station. However, if the mission fails, SpaceX will learn from the experience and try again, according to the companys website. David Hahn, chairman of UFs mechanical and aerospace engineering department, said in an email he believes the Dragon mission is a step forward for NASA. However, he said he feels that money going into missions and vehicles should not take precedence over investments in creating jobs and expanding technology. Brett Freidkes, a 19-year-old mechanical engineering junior, said SpaceXs mission could open doors to job opportunities for college graduates in the future. It not only gives incoming employees experience, but it will be good for space travel overall, he said. I think discoveries for humanity. Contact Chris Alcantra at calcantra@alligator.org.AP PhotoThe SpaceX launch lights up the sky during liftoff from Cape Canaveral early Tuesday as it streaks over a model of NASAs space shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center. 4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 The spacecraft contains supplies and ashes of about 300 people SPACEX, from page 1Low water levels in rivers and springs are unsafe for swimmersmore closures, said Chris Bird, Alachua County environmental director. Bird said hes been working with the environment in Alachua County for 22 years, and hes never seen water levels this low, especially in the springs. Were getting to the point as a community and as a state that were going to have to make tough decisions on how to allocate water use, he said. Poe Springs is at a record low water level, and Bird said the county estimated that the spring next two weeks, which would make it unsafe for swimmers. water. Its like a public swimming pool with no chlorine, Bird said. The bacteria levels could spike, and swimmers could end up getting sick. Ginnie Springs isnt in danger ly because it draws water from a much larger area, Bird said. The Santa Fe River has its own challenges. Its only source of water now comes from springs, which makes the water unusually clear. But clear water lets more sunlight in, helping algae grow. When algae blooms, Bird said, it turns the water green and uses a vast amount of the oxygen in the water. Without enough oxygen in There are two main causes for the lack of water, according to Bird: a statewide drought and overpumping of aquifers for residential and agricultural use. On average, each Floridian uses about 155 gallons of water each day, Bird said. About 50 percent of that water is used for watering yards. Without enough rainfall to replenish the water people use, levels have fallen unusually low. The amount of rainfall we need to return to normal levels would be several hurricanes, Bird said, which no one wants. The county and the health department are continually checking water quality, something UF associate professor Taylor Stein expected. Part of having any water open to recreation is that you have to monitor the water quality, said Stein, who teaches ecotourism ter Institute. Its always an issue, even in good water times. Stein said another issue facing recreational bodies of water dur ing a drought is overcrowding. A good way to make sure the spring or river has enough water to remain open to the public is to check their websites, Stein said. Despite possible warnings, to at least one of the springs, even if it is closed to swimmers. People go to Ginnie to party more often, Stein said, laughing. They might be just as happy sitting on the side drinking beer as they would be in the water. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@ alligator.org. RIVERS, from page 1Bird

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS Event Date / Time LocationAlachua County Memorial Day Remembrance Program Monday, May 28, 10 a.m.Forest Meadows East Cemetery Military Garden of Honor 3700 SE Hawthorne Road Gainesville, FL 32609 Veterans for Peace Memorial Mile Saturday, May 26, 6 a.m. to Monday, May 28, at sundown Eighth Avenue east of 34th Street 12087 SW U.S. 27 Fort White, FL 32038 Ichetucknee Springs State Park Opens 8 a.m., north entrance closes 30 minutes before sunset and south entrance closes at sunset 5000 NE 60th Ave. High Springs, FL 32643 Ginnie Springs Monday, May 28, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. No University of Florida classes. No Santa Fe classes. No Alachua County Public School classes.Benjamin S. Brasch / Alligator Staff AP Photo / Jae C. Hong THE ASSOCIATED PRESSLONDON (AP) A prominent British TV presenter said Wednesday that CNN talk show host Piers Morgan gave him a primer on phone hacking, a revelation that suggests he knew a fair amount about how the shady practice was carried out. BBC quiz show host and television news presenter Jeremy Paxman told a media ethics inquiry that Morgan delivered his warning over lunch at the headquarters of the Mirror newspaper, which he was then editing, in 2002. Paxman said that Morgan turned to me and said, Have you got a mobile phone? I said, yes, and he asked if there was a security setting on the message bit of it. I didnt know what he was talking about. He then explained the way to get access to peoples messages was to go to the factory default setting and press either 0000 or 1234 and that if you didnt put on your own code, (in) his words, Youre a fool. Morgans apparent familiarity with how to bypass the factory default settings of a mobile phone appears at odds with what hed told the same inquiry late last year. Quizzed repeatedly about statements hed made suggesting that big chunks of the newspaper business were involved in phone hacking, Mor gan claimed hed merely been repeating gossip he picked off the industrys rumor mill. The CNN star has repeatedly denied having ever hacked a phone or knowingly run material obtained by phone hacking. A spokeswoman for Morgan didnt immediately return an email seeking comment, but Morgan took to Twitter to make light of the development. Right thats the last time Im inviting Jeremy Paxman to lunch, Mor gan wrote. Ungrateful little wretch. Paxman and Morgan were both called to testify by Lord Justice Brian Leveson, who is sifting through the fallout of the phone-hacking scandal at the now-shuttered News of the World before moving to the Mirror.Piers Morgan accused of passing on hacking skills SAMANTHA BLOCKAlligator Contributing WriterA UF student was chosen to receive one of 150 scholarships to attend the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. David F. Muir V, a 22-year-old electrical engineering senior, won the scholar ship after submitting his project proposal that would connect iPhones to other electronics using Bluetooth. The scholar ship covers the $1,599 conference ticket. At the June 11 to June 15 conference in San Francisco, Muir will work with Apple Inc.s engineers to improve his programming skills. The convention features more than 100 sessions taught by Apple engineers along with hands-on labs, according to the Apple website. Muir plans to apply what he will learn to his job as senior software engineer and project manager with Totuit, a startup with Florida Innovation Hub at UF. Jordan Johnson, president and cofounder of Totuit, said the conference will be invaluable for Muir. I would always go online and try to watch the videos, Muir said. Now I get to go to one live, which is pretty cool.UF student receives Apple conference scholarship

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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 EditorialTHURSDAY, MAY 24, 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.Clare Lennon EDITOR Erin Jester MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Do you have plans for Memorial Day weekend? Results from Tuesdays poll were unavailable due to technical errors. Political correctness paralyzes the mindLast week, my fellow columnist Michela Martinazzi Dictator, which purportedly mocks Middle Eastern despots, according to her, on the basis of racial stereotyping. The general undertone of the piece was one of outrage at what Martinazzi considered libel on par with blackface in minstrel shows. While I do not wish to impugn her for her opinions, I would like to respectfully suggest a different point of view. Political correctness is a paralyzing cancer on a free and conscientious society. It forces adherents to default to positions that often uphold wrong over right, evil over good and behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success. One might ask: How can this be? Politically correct speech is merely an etiquette issue to avoid offending others, isnt it? To which my response force rigid homogeneity of thought, and it is not a recent phenomenon by any means. The cardinal sin of political correctness is discrimination. According to this view, any assumption that one way may be better than another is necessarily discriminate. you might be a bigot if you dont, according to the political correctness doctrinaires around us. Its paralyzing. nomenon that, while certainly not peculiar to the Middle East, the Maghreb or North Africa, has certainly been the rule more often than the exception in that region over the years is preposterous. Chances are, Martinazzis objections are merely at making jokes at the expense of another cultures political proclivities, rather than out of a genuine desire to stand up dustry. Nevertheless, her argument must stand or fall on the words she gave to us that satirizing dictators and tyrants is an affront to an entire regions culture, and is inherently racist. This, in my mind at least, is a clear-cut example of political correctness inspiring an earnest young woman to publicly make the case before her peers that petty tyrants who oppress their people and their neighbors, many of whom have tortured and murdered millions of people throughout history, are no better or worse than any other cultures way of life. Theyre merely different and undeserving of our criticism. After all, that would be discriminating. The inference is chilling. My wish here is not to massacre the work of one of my fellow writers, but to make the case that those interested their minds from the shackles of political correctness. It is the only way to love the good and to resist the evil in this world. For all the voiceless victims who have fallen before tyrants such as Pol Pot, Kim Jong Il, Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeini and others of their ilk, the very least we can do as free people is to mock them mercilessly. Monsters deserve every ounce of spite we can muster, since their victims often arent able to protest their own condition. Resist the calls to engage in moral equivalence arguments. Do it for them. Do it for yourself. Discriminating thinkers needed here. Joshua Fonzi is a microbiology and cell science and entomology and nematology senior at UF. His column appears on Thursdays. It feels like the weeks are going by faster than the decline in Facebooks stock price. To give you any indication of how bad that sinking ship is doing, both Facebook founders Mark Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel have been selling their shares. As with the end of every week, we bring you to our ifyoure-tired-of-hearing-about-Student-Government-justwait-to-read-what-they-did-this-week edition of ...Darts & LaurelsFirst, for sponsoring the election code revisions we discussed Tuesday, we throw a do-you-really-think-restricting-the-freespeech-of-students-is-the-best-way-to-prove-you-arent-corrupt DART at Unite Party Senators Aundre Price (senate president), Logan Harrison (senate president pro tempore), Christina Bonarrigo (budget and appropriations chairwoman), Cayman Weimer (judiciary chairman), Katie Waldman (allocations chairwoman), Lauren Verno (rules and ethics chairwoman) and Hillary Webb (information and communications chairwoman). What possible compelling interest can there be for constrainfour-week time period prior to each election? If SG is supposed to teach students what it means to govern, should its members not also abide by the limitations of the First Amendment? Next up, because the election code revisions passed Tuesday night, we throw a congratulations-you-just-voted-to-restrict-thefree-speech-of-your-own-peers DART at the 39 senators who voted in favor of the revisions. The Unite Party members should really be ashamed of themselves for approving this terrible piece of legislation. It appears that they are really doing all that they can to maintain their hold on SG while preventing as many alternative voices as possible from obtaining positions. The university should be a place where free speech and an open exchange of ideas are welcome, not limited especially by its own students. For some more positive news, we give a turning-a-negativeinto-a-positive LAUREL to Jennifer Smith. Smith was formerly homeless, but she recently became the womens director for the House of Hope, an Alachua County organization that provides services to those recently released from jail. Who better to help those in need than someone who has had Keep up the good work. Finally, we want to give a the-more-the-merrier LAUREL to former secretary of state Colin Powell for saying that he supports same-sex marriage. Although Powell is a moderate Republican, the more public of the aisle, the more we can hope that the country will eventually move in the right direction. Have a fun and safe weekend, and be sure to check back next week. Joshua Fonziopinions@alligator.org

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HALEY STRACHERAlligator Contributing WriterWhile other kids were playing basketball in their driveways and chalking up the road to play hopscotch, Corey Nickels was riding up and down the street with a trash grabber and a kitchen garbage can mounted on the back of his bicycle. Nickels, an 18-year-old electrical engineering sophomore, spent his childhood repairing and donating his neighbors bikes, stereos and microwaves left at the curb for trash pickup. Ive taken so much stuff apart that I know how it works without actually knowing how it works, he said. Nickels cares about the environment and uses his skills to reduce others carbon footprint. During the spring, he was one of two Inter-Residence Hall Association Eco-Representatives for the Honors Residential College at Hume Hall. He helped brainstorm ideas to reduce the environmental impact of each dorm. meeting, I realized there are other people at this school that really care about this, Nickels said. shared his passion with others. In 2009, the Palm Harbor native inspired his neighbor, the Rev. Gene Watson, to expand a toy donation organization to include repairing and donating old bicycles. Together, Nickels and Watson, 72, created the Toymakers of East Lake Bicycle Ministry. In 2010, the minisbikes in Tampa Bay, some of which were sent to Haiti after the January earthquake. It was Corey and myself, Watson said. I started in my garage at the same time Corey was picking up bikes at the side of the road. Watson said there are often too many bikes and not enough volunteers to repair them, especially after Nickels left for college. Corey is a very resourceful person, Watson said. He did a lot of things that could be recycled and among them there were bicycles. His environmental interests were not limited to bicycles. As a freshman in high school, Nickels began attending Pasco County School Boards Energy Management Committee meetings serving energy. They aim for the big stuff like the AC systems, Nickels said. I was looking for small things I could do that would add up. He crunched the numbers from his schools power usage data and estimated that if four light bulbs were removed from every classroom and all of the TVs were unplugged when school wasnt in session, his school district could save $100,000 each year. Nickels said he didnt know what happened to his idea. The school board never hired anyone to analyze the light in his classrooms to see if removing bulbs was allowed under the boards code. But he doesnt let that bother him. Nickels continues to help the environment while in college by repairing items his friends would otherwise throw away and replace. I think hes the epitome of engineers, that when he sees a problem, old chemical engineering sophomore Eli Carter. The students who lived on his as the go-to guy when something wasnt working. Carter said everywhat Nickels did for them. If I explain to him a problem, he explains what it might be, Carter said. Nickels said in the future he wants to use his ability to repair things to create a new kind of electric vehicle and other inventions that protect the environment. Im looking forward to learning how electronics work so I can work on building my own stuff, he said. 8, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 FEATUREUF student spends free time repairing bicycles and gadgetsHaley Stracher / Alligator JOSHUA MINCHINAlligator Contributing WriterThe Gator Nation will be expanding its mer. UFs Travel and Recreation Program, known as TRiP, is leading a summer excursion to Iceland. Registration begins at noon TRiP, a group of students who lead outdoor trips, is opening registration to anyone interested, not just students, said Jackie Matthews, program coordinator for UFs Department of Student Activities and Involvement. The trip, which runs July 27 to August 6, includes a few days to explore the capital of Iceland as well as six days of backpacking. Once you leave the U.S. with everything youve got on your back, thats what youre going to be carrying around Iceland as well, Matthews said. The trip costs $600, excluding airfare. Iceland was chosen because English is widely spoken there, and it is safe, said Mero Geesey, a Spring 2012 biology graduate and acting leader for the trip. land, Matthews said. Anyone interested in going who is not in Registration for TRiPs Iceland summer excursion starts today

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theAvenue THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Art Walk Gainesville: Gainesville has an art walk downtown on the last Friday of every month. The May art walk will be on the 25. Visit www. artwalk.ning.com for information. Album review tweets: The Avenue is accepting album reviews by tweet this semester. Follow @AlligatorAvenue for more details. UF started its Leisure courses on Monday. See the available courses and story on page 12. Michelle Klug / AlligatorHyde & Zeke owner Charles Scales says he is not phased by the digital revolution because he is retired and has low overhead. Im here now, arent I? he added. MICHELLE KLUGAvenue WriterFor some, its a simple click of a button. You hover the arrow over buy, click and music is immediately downloaded to your computer and transferred to your iPod where you can hear it instantaneously. Others enjoy the experience of sorting through brightly colored album covers, feeling smile, holding the disc in their hands and listening to the crackle as they lay the needle down on the smooth spinning surface. Digital consumerism paired with the onset of MP3s has changed the face of the music industry. Amazon, iTunes and other media hubs make it convenient and cheap to purchase music. Pirating networks make it possible to access music without even having to pay. While downloading music has forced many international record stores to close, three Gainesville vinyl hubs have not only survived, but prospered. Hear Again Music and Movies, Hyde & Zeke Records and Wayward Council provide vinyl LPs, other media and merchandise for Gainesville residents looking to expand their collections. I think theres a certain amount of people who want to hear higher quality music, Hear Again Music and Movies owner Andrew Schaer said. Music experts agree that vinyl records have a higher sound quality than tapes, CDs and MP3s. This is due to the conversion from analog to digital. Digital recordings work by taking snapshots of sound from an analog signal. Because of these snapshots, not all of the soundwave is captured, and certain sounds can be lost. If something is recorded in analog, you want to play it back in analog, Schaer said. People should hear things the way they were meant to be heard. Schaer and Hyde & Zeke Records owner Charles Scales agree that vinyl is the top seller and hasnt given any sign of slowing down. Vinyl outsells everything 12 to one, Schaer said. Schaer said people who solely purchase online music miss out of the education you get out of physically being in a music store. You come in here, and you see old and new its a shopping and learning experience, and thats what people appreciate, he added.In midst of the Digital Revolution, three stores hold steadySEE VINYL, Pa A GE 11 THE STUDIO IS LOCATED DOWNTOWN AT 18 SE FIFTH AVE. AND MAIN STREET. KATHRYN VARNAvenue WriterGainesville is the perfect place to become nection to nature. This is exactly why Tom Hart, 42, of New York City, decided to move to Gainesville to open the Sequential Artists Workshop, a school, studio and library that serves to foster the creation and appreciation of comics. Its a great place to be an artist, Hart said. Hart, who taught comics at the New York City School of Visual Arts for 10 years, moved to Gainesville last September and opened the doors of SAW in January. The studio offers classes taught by a seasoned faculty ranging from introductory Harts wife, Leela Corman, 39, a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, is part of the faculty. Corman recently returned from a tour promoting her graphic novel, Unterzakhn. I did most of it in New York City, but I wrote most of it in Gainesville, Corman said. I found it so much easier to work here. Its a really interesting pocket of culture and creativity. ing class in a yearlong program the studio is a graduate program offering history, graphic classes, Hart said. He will also be teaching in the program. The class I teach is mostly coming up those ideas in sequential art, in comic form, she said. Harts love for comics began with the discovery of the Peanuts comic strips when he was 7. For years, and I mean like decades, I copied Peanuts, Hart said. The name Sequential Artists Workshop was inspired by the Actors Studio in New York City, which is very focused on the student, Hart said. Who you are right now is what you have to work with and well develop that, Hart said. Its not to teach you how to do things do things your way. Tommy Akin, 31, a graduate of Santa Fe College, found this to be true after taking Harts beginning and intermediate classes. Hes not trying to teach you how to draw, Akin said. Hes coaxing your natural ability in that regard to convey a story, a message, a feeling through visual cues. The studio also hosts guest teachers. One of these was John Porcellino, who held a weeklong workshop focusing on an autobiographical approach to comics, Hart said. Students came from Australia and all over the U.S. a turnout that shows the potential for the studio. Id love to expand, Id love to have more room for a library, Id love to have 20 or 30 students on a regular basis, Hart said. But right now its good for the size it is, and well see where it goes. A calendar of classes and events can be found on SAWs website, www.sequentialartistsworkshop.org. This summer there will be a two-week teen intensive as well as a professional inking and drawing techniques class taught by Justine Mara Andersen, who has worked for DC Comics. Im really happy to be involved, Andersen said. They have a lot of great potential. Its a great resource the community should be excited about.Local studio teaches students the art of graphic novelsBrett Le Blanc / Alligator SS taffJustine Nara Andersen, 46, visits the Sequential Artists Workshop Tuesday. She is working on a project about her conversion to Hinduism. music

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NATALIE TEERAvenue WriterThe summer is an interesting time in Gainesville. About 40,000 students are gone, and the town seems to slow down. The Hippodrome Theatre takes advantage of this relaxing time to entertain the city with its annual summer musical. The Hippodrome is located at 25 SE Second Place, and at the end of this month it will be putting on The Marvelous Wonderettes, written and created by Roger Bean and directed by the Hippodromes artistic director, Lauren Caldwell. Caldwell has been the ar tistic director since the early 1990s. The script is given to the theater and then interpreted by Caldwell. on May 30 at 7:00 p.m. and May 31 at 8:00 p.m. ,there will be previews for a reduced price of $15. The show opens at a high school prom in 1958, where the audience is introduced to the Wonderettes, four girls with big dreams and even bigger voices. Over the course of the evening, the ladies are called on to provide entertainment for the prom, where they sing renditions of hits like Lollipop and Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me. The cast is made up of four women: Wendi Stoltzfus, returning from last years production of Suds, and two recent UF graduates, Katrina Asmar and Diany Rodriquez. Also onstage is Kelly Atkins, who some fans may remember from previous roles with the Hippodrome. This is Atkins seventh summer musical. Six out of seven of the musicals I have been in are what we call jukebox musicals, where the songs are hits from a time period, Atkins said. This one incorporates two distinctively different eras it almost feels like two different shows. After the intermission, the play is set in 1968, 10 years later. The women discuss where they have been in the last decade, as well as their trials, tribulations and triumphs. Famous songs from the 60s are sprinkled in such as R-E-S-P-E-C-T and Son of a Preacher Man. advertising for the Hippodrome, said that this show is for everyone people who just love to hear big voices, or those with nostalgia. Hurov said there are more than 30 songs in the show, but some are medleys. The music will be recorded by a full-orchestrated band prior to the show and then played over speakers. Although the music is the main comwell. The costumes are a big spectacle, Caldwell said. The clothes will transition from poofy prom dresses to mini skirts and go-go boots. Despite attire of the actors and the formal appearance of the building from the outside, the Hippodrome has a very come as you are feel. People can get dressed up or come comfortably. It is just a place for people to go and have fun, Hurov said. We have a bar, people can get drinks, sit back and enjoy two hours of entertainment. As well as producing plays and showing cal art. This summer, in honor of the Hippodromes 40th birthday, the gallery will host a series of exhibits relating to the theater itself. The gallery is a Hippodrome retrospective, Hurov said. There will be photographs of plays from the last 40 years, as well as behind-the-scenes shots. The theaters birthday is in April 2013. Rehearsals for The Marvelous Wonderettes last six hours a day and will run ished product is anything like the practices it will be full of laughs, fun and dancing. Ticket prices for students are $12 with an ID and senior tickets are $22. General public tickets range from $25 to $32 depending on seating. For more information about the Hippodrome Theatre or to purchase tickets to see or check out its Facebook page at https:// www.facebook.com/HippodromeTheatre. 10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 Jessica Hurov / AlligatorThe Hippodrome Theatre will be putting on The Marvelous Wonderettes as its annual summer musical. It will be on the stage eight times a week starting June 1. The Hippodrome welcomes its annual summer musical downtown

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Both Hear Again Music and Movies and Hyde & Zeke Records have had to change locations in order to house more merchandise and accommodate this niche audience. Although all three stores are within a mile of each other, each has its own personality. Wayward is the rebel child, mostly offering punk and garage LPs. It also sells books, art and coffee. However, it is volunteer-based, only open sporadically despite the open sign and the hours listed as 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hyde & Zeke Records, despite its lack of air conditioning, is a gold mine of affordable records from Lou Reed to The Smiths. If you brave the musty smell and search the heaps We specialize more in used thats our market, Scales said. Hear Again Music and Movies is mostly new vinyls, in plastic, guaranteed not to skip. I am into virgin vinyl, Schaer said. The sound you get out of that is unmatched. While Hear Again Music and Movies used to have a lot of used records, Schaer said he moved to carrying new vinyl to get away from the pawn shop feel. Every other person walking through the door wanted to sell me stuff, he added. He said being in Florida, people tend to store records in garages. They often have mold, water damage and creatures living in the bins they are stored in. Sorting through and cleaning the records became too much of a task. While Hear Again Music and Movies car ries the classics, it also has the newest indie albums, and Schaer offers special order ser vice and mail orders to customers looking for something out of the ordinary. It has a variety of posters, CDs and DVDs as well. Schaer said the music industry recently started offering free MP3 downloads of albums purchased on vinyl. Those who want the music on their iPods will have the convenience of having a digital copy, while still having the high quality vinyl on hand. What the music industry is doing is trying to ease people back into vinyl, Schaer said. Schaer and Scales agree that Gainesville is responsive to record stores and local businesses. Its no Portland, but it could be. Large portions of Gainesville want it to be, Schaer said. They both agreed that their stores are not dependent on students, as other Gainesville businesses are, but its not all older people that buy their products. Im seeing a lot of younger people getting into vinyl, Scales said. A lot of people look at it as a treasure hunt. THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 11 Michelle Klug / Alligator Andrew Schaer owner of Hear Again Music and Movies, returns from helping a customer. Hear Again Music and Movies is one of three surviving record stores in Gainesville, along with Hyde & Zeke Records and Wayward Council.For these music stores, vinyl records are very much in style VINYL, from page 9

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JOSHUA MINCHINAvenue Contributing WriterMegan Kosinski never takes it off. The 21-year-old art history graduate and Reitz Union Arts & Crafts Center employee participated in a jewelry-making leisure course offered by UF last spring. One of her projects was designing and creating a sterling silver ring that she still wears. A semester began Monday. The course contents vary from class to class and consist of learning how to make arts and crafts or learning how to play guitar, golf or tennis. Classes are generally held once a week for four weeks and range from $5 to $50 for students. Leisure courses offer an outlet for students to have fun and not have to worry about grades, said Dianna Lampitt, program coordinator of programs, arts and leisure at Registration for the 24 courses opened on May 14 for students, faculty and the general public. The throwing class, which teaches participants how to transform clay into usable bowls, and the home bartending class are the most popular, Lampitt said. Kim Tuttle, the artistic director for Dance taught leisure courses through UF for about 12 years, Tuttle said. past have that enthusiasm and passion, Tuthave gone beyond what has been taught by the teachers. careers from our leisure courses, Tuttle said. Many of the leisure courses still have spots available for this semester, including both guitar classes, golf courses and all four tennis students can go to the Reitz Union Division Kosinski suggests participants take adjewelry course so much in the spring that she is participating in another leisure course, encourages anyone who is interested in learning more about a fun hobby to participate in a leisure course. 12, ALLIGATOR Joshua Minchin / AlligatorTeresa Davis instructs her students during beginning throwing, a ceramics leisure course held in the J.Wayne Reitz Union Basement in the Arts & Crafts Center. UF offers leisure courses for fun, relaxing hobby building Offered Leisure Courses: Arts and Crafts: Ceramics Beginning Throwing Coil Techniques for Mugs and More Date Night/BFF Glazing Techniques on Simple Clay forms Mugs, Mugs, and more mugs! Slab Hand Building Workshop Creating Cups and Dishes by Hand Building Arts Jewelry Making: Beginning Painting: Experimental Silkscreen: The Basics Beverages: Home Bartending Dance: Ballet I Ballet II Ballroom Dancing: Beginner/Intermediate Beginning and Intermediate Hip-Hop Intermediate Contemporary/Lyrical Music: Guitar: Beginning Guitar: Intermediate Sports: Golf: Beginning Golf: Intermediate Tennis: Advanced Tennis: Beginning Tennis: Cardio Tennis: IntermediateThere are 24 open this summer So many people who have danced in the past have that enthusiasm and passion. Its a pleasure to teach them.Kim Tuttleartistic director for Dance Alive National Ballet

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14, ALLIGATOR 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 laundry 3723783 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 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. $575-800 / Mo Grad II 1236 SW 4th Avenue 2BR 1BA Home off NW 6th St. Tile Floors, Window A/C, Nat gas Ht Laundry Room, 750 Sq. Ft. 408 NW 28th Ave $600/Mo 3BR 1BA with xtra Room for Study or BR Home near Law School $1125/Mo 303 NW 36th Dr. 1500 sq ft. Central H & Air, 2 Living Rooms, Newly Remodled Laundry Room 1 Room Effeciency Across from UF Stadium Tile Floors, Full Kitchen & Bath, Screen Porch 1806 NW 2nd Ave. $450/Mo 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, Wood or Tile Floors Central H & Air Ritz Apts 1234 SW 1st Avenue 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 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 5-31-12-4-2 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. Furn, W/D incl. 1 min walk to UF 2nd floor corner unit w/2 private balconies quiet updated, ample free parking. must see $675/ mo avbl Fall 407.877.4087, 407-432-8511 7-26-12-20-2 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 8-2-11-22-2 Close 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 Apt for rent near Shands. 3300 SW 23rd St. Apt #1. 2BR w/ study, 1BA. Large screenedin porch. W/D hook-ups. $675/mo, $850 sec dep. Pets ok. Please call 352-371-3473 leave message. 6-21-12-11-2 2BR/1BA, W/D hook-ups. Only 1 left. Very quiet. $633/mo. View Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 8am 1pm. Gator Place Apts 3600 SW 23rd St. 2 mi to VA & Shands. Call 376-0071 5-29-4-2 WATERFRONT CONDO On 320-acre lake. Video tour link: tinyurl. com/lakefrontcondo. 1 mi to UF/Shands GVILLE'S BEST KEPT SECRET 1450 sq ft. 2BR/2BA. Easily 3BR. Wall-to-wall & floor-toceiling glass, facing sunsets across a mile of open water. Open your doors to breezes & use the pool & BBQ under live oaks. $1195/ mo Avail immediately. Call 352-262-9058 Email jalkamohn@yahoo.com 5-31-12-5-2 3Bd/2Ba Spacious House for Rent $1400/ mo. Features: Updated kitchen & baths, new AC, wood/tile throughout, quiet neighborhood, washer/dryer, lawn service included. Contact Amber at ufgal4186@aol.com 6-19-12-10-2 www.CozyGator.com"cozy homes & apartments for rent"5-31-12-4-2 THE POLOS MOVE IN BEFORE JUNE 15th RECIEVE 1 MONTH FREE!! Ask About our Preferred Employer Discounts and SPECIALS! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 8-15-12-23-2 **********STUDENTS**********1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apartments & houses available for August. All close to UF & Downtown. Call 870-2760. 8-15-12-22-2 ******* AVAILABLE NOW******1 bedroom apartment located between UF & downtown. 116 NW 7th Terrace. $490/mth. Call 870-2760 6-21-12-9-2 1st mo $100 off. Near UF. Beautiful 4BR/2BA home. FL rm w/inground jacuzzi. W/D. Tile flr. 2-car attached garage, storage shed. Walk to grocery/shops. Avail 8/9. $1375/mo 904-534-6982, kencarmgravs@comcast.net 6-7-12-5-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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 SUBLEASE 1/1 IN 3/3 AT THE POLOS1 MONTH FREE.Available Aug. 1 yr lease. 2 male roommates. Call 407-271-4146 or 407-616-4035 6-7-12-5-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 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 $359/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ morebeautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871, Available 6/1/12 7-3111-28-4 MATURE PROFESSIONAL Share 3BR/3BA pool home near UF. Safe area across from Plaza Royale. Bus rte. No alcohol or drugs. $325 + 1/3 util. 2 rms available 5/20. No pets. 371-3837 6-5-12-5-4 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 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

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ALLIGATOR 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 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 8-15-11-23-7 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. 8-15-12-25-10 UF Surplus Equipment Auctions are underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 8-15-12-25-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 8-15-25-10 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 STOP GNAT & MOSQUITO BITES! Buy Swamp Gator All Natural Insect Repellant, Family Safe, Use Head to Toe. Available at Ace Hardware, The Home Depot & HomeDepot.com 5-24-1-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 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 8-15-25-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 8-15-25-12 I BUY CARS TRUCKS Call Anytime Licensed 352-339-5158 6-21-12-11-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $500 AND UP! 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES BRING W2 AND DRIVE HOME TODAY! OVER 150 VEHICLES IN STOCK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS, & VANS! 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 BUY FOR BLOWOUT PRICES & SAVE BIG!!!! VEHICLES STARTING $500!! PRICES NEGOTIABLE!!! 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 95 F350 $999 97 FORD EXPLORER $1700 98 GRAND AM $1999 98 CHEVY VENTURE $2999 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 98 CADILLAC CATERA $3999 00 BUICK CENTURY $3900 98 CHRYSLER SBRING $3900 01 MITS MIRAGE $3900 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 02 SATURN $3900 98 TOYOTA COROLLA $3900 98 TOYOTA 4RUNNER $4900 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $5900 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12

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16, ALLIGATOR 99 ACURA INTEGRA $2999 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 98 HONDA ACCORD $3900 98 DODGE DURANGO $4999 352-338-1999 8-15-25-12 SUN RISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVs, & VANS 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 8-15-25-12 SUN RISE AUTO SALES BRING W2 AND DRIVE HOME! 30 DAY WARRANTY! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 8-15-25-12 02 CHEVY CAMERO $6999 04 CHEVY ASTRO $6999 05 CHEVY IMPALA $7999 07 CHEVY COBALT $8999 352-375-9090 8-15-25-12 06 PT CRUISER $7999 02 DODGE RAM $8999 05 DODGE DURANGO $9999 04 KIA SORENTO $9999 352-375-9090 8-15-25-12 06 SATURN ION $7999 03 HONDA CRV $8999 05 GMC SIERRA $9999 05 FORD F150 $10,999 352-375-9090 8-15-25-12 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 $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 8-15-25-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. 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 5-31-12-25-13 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 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 8-15-1225-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 8-15-12-25-14 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 PHONE REPS NEEDED ASAPFlexible Shifts, Must be Articulate and Reliable. 371-5888 x 111 or 6020 NW 4th Pl, Ste G 6-21-28-14 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 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 5-2412-10-14 Smokers needed in a UF study assessing effects of exercise on cravings/withdrawal. COMPENSATION provided! Call 336-4063706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com 5-31-7-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT Both summer & fall. Minimum 25 hrs/wk. Open between 11am & 6pm. Monday through Friday. Flexible around class schedule. oma.office@yahoo.com 5-31-12-5-14 Great Resume builder! Not for profit Arts Agency hiring for summer camp, after-school programs, grant writing, website design, fundraising. $10-20/hr. Mandatory meeting Sunday May 27th 1-5, Millhopper library. RSVP yoppinc@yahoo.com www.yoppinc.com 5-24-12-2-14 SUMMER TUTOR Looking for an energetic education major to tutor girls ages 9 11 for the summer. They will need tutoring in math, speech, vocabulary and English skills. Please email your resume to hr@gleim.com. 6-5-12-4-14 Cleaning lady: One day per week. 7 miles from campus (car needed). Prefer person who expects to continue for more than a year. Call 466-4432. 5-24-12-1-14 MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! No Experience needed! Job Training & Local Placement assistance. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 5-241-14 Freight Up = More $ 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782 www.meltontruck.com/drive 5-24-1-14 COUCH POTATOES (age 50+) needed to participate in UF study assessing ease of use and likability of a pedometer. COMPENSATION provided! Call 336-4063706 or email fitbit10000@gmail.com 5-296-14 SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY$14.50 base/appt -FT/PT openings Customer sales/service all ages 17+ CALL NOW 352-505-9105 8-15-12-25-14 WEBSITE AFICIONADO Maximum of 2 hours to make changes one-on-one with a non-smoker. Please call 386-454-2921 to arrange an appointment to meet. 5-24-12-4-14 LOCAL CATERER NEEDS:Experienced Waitstaff, Bartenders, Loaders. Call 352-215-1363 5-31-12-6-14 RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS Part-time hourly work Flexible schedules $8 an hour to start Apply online at RGIS.COM 6-7-12-8-14 Handyman / Helper Needed Need an extra couple hundred dollars a month? Flexible hours, must be dependable,trustworthy, independent worker with reliable transportation. Jobs range from yardwork, painting, odd jobs, etc. putmetowork2012@gmail.com 5-31-12-514 WHAT KIND OF VOICE DOES SHE HAVE? Participants needed for a study of voice perception in voices. $15 for one hour. Email: spl.ufl@gmail.com 5-31-12-6-13 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. 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. Student Positions Available Evening Newspaper ProductionThe Independent Florida Alligator Editorial Production department is now accepting student applications. Applicants must be enrolled in Summer C or A/B classes to meet eligibility requirements. Applicants should be available evenings between the hours of 6:00 pm and 1:00 am. Production duties include page layout and design. Experience with Adobe InDesign is preferred, but not required. A one-year commitment is expected. Fill out an application at the front desk of The Alligator, 1105 W University Ave, M-F 9 am 5 pm. Include available work schedule and references. No phone calls or e-mails. Previous applicants are welcome to reapply with current schedule. EOE 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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BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 8-15-25-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 8-15-12-25-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 8-15-25-15 www.UFMoverGuys.comLicensed & Insured Last Minute Specials Loading & Unloading Full-Service Mover. 352-222-0211. FL Movers Reg No IM1847 8-15-12-25-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 8-15-25 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 English editing, revisions, and re-writing for the academic community. We also do grant writing, resumes, proposals, and school applications. www.customessay.com for more details. 8-15-12-25-15 SAVE $$$ On Cell Phone Calls With Lightyear Wireless. Once Fee, No Contract, Plus Commission, Join Now. http://RobertPeterson.MyLightYear.net 5-29-12-5-15 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (877)206-5165 www. CenturaOnline.com 5-24-1-15 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769 5-24-1-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. 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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Got Milk?Florida sprinter Jeff Demps was named the inaugural CPSDA Muscle Milk Athlete of the Year on Tuesday. Cory McGee and the UF track team will compete in the NCAA East Preliminary Round starting today. Read more at alligatorSports.org. JESSICA FERRALLSAlligator WriterFor the Gators, reaching the pinnacle of womens lacrosee has been a quick ride, but the trip is not over yet. No. 1 seed Florida (19-2) is gearing up to take on the No. 4 seed Syracuse (18-3) on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Stony Brook, N.Y. in the NCAA Last weekend the Gators made history by defeating the Nittany Lions at Donald R. pearance. We came here when I was a junior in high school, four years ago and there was nothing here, junior attacker Kitty Cullen said. There was no lacrosse team, no nothing to come here. It also made us a lot more special. Mandy really recruited a special group of kids to come here who all had the same dream in mind. It is a dream that this group is making a reality. In addition to earning its Florida became just the second program in the 30-year history of NCAA womens lacrosse to advance to the Final Four in only its third season. The Gators and the Orange met earlier this season March 3 in Gainesville. Florida fell to Syracuse 12-11 in double overtime. I remember being really upset after the game, Cullen said. FLORIDA FACES OFF AGAINST VANDERBILT TONIGHT AT 9. JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer Floridas bats have returned to form, but Jonathon Crawford did not take that for granted against Auburn. The sophomore hurler pitched ar guably his best game this season in a 6-1 Gators (41-16) victory against the round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Jonathon did an outstanding job and gave us a great start, coach Kevin OSullivan said. Our offense is starting to come around a little bit, but it all starts on the mound and Jonathon threw the ball really well. Crawford (5-2) pitched 5.2 innings and gave up just one unearned run on two hits Tournament start of his career. He had a career-high nine strikeouts, which accounted for more than half of the 17 batters he retired. [Crawford has] a special arm you AP PhotoMembers of Floridas womens tennis team pose with the 2012 NCAA Championship trophy in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday. UF defeated UCLA 4-0 to win its second consecutive national title. ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Writer pressure. Last year, with Florida one point away from a national championship, set of the decisive match. match and the 2011 national title for the Gators. This year, the story was a little different. Im glad this one wasnt as draa 4-0 victory and its second consecutive national championship against No. 1 UCLA (26-3) Tuesday after noon. It is the sixth championship in the programs history and the titles. We discovered this year that, without a doubt, it is much more Thornqvist said. The Gators came out strong in doubles action, taking the point in two matches. The team of Allie Will match over UCLAs top doubles team 8-2. Floridas Alexandra Cer cone and Caroline Hitimana won their match 8-5, which gave Florida the doubles point. I think we felt really good after the doubles point, Thornqvist said. Florida carried its momentum into the singles matches. Cercone Gators up 2-0. Ill say I play my best tennis and I compete the hardest in the NCAAs, Cercone said. Theres something about the atmosphere [at the NCAA Championships] with the people and the support that goes into this event that brings the best out of me. Cercone was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team for the second consecutive year.Florida blanks UCLA, wins second consecutive national championshipSEE BASESEBALL, paPA GE 20 SEE TENNIS, paPA GE 20 SEE LAX, paPA GE 20Cullen Crawford dominates in Gators SEC Tourney openerKIckCKERUF looking for revenge against ALC foe Syracuse in Final Four Theres something about the atmosphere here with the people and the support that goes into this event that brings the best out of me.Alexandra CerconeUF tennis player UF Baseball TweetableKasey, Sami, and Cheyenne are really good friends of mine. This is hard on everyone. Please dont spread crazy rumors. Theyre not true. Michelle Moultire, (@moultrie16)

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 19 FIRE JOE MORGAN Florida is a girls school. With all due respect to Florida States days as a womens college, UF is the place to be for the fairer sex in the Sunshine State Roland Thornqvist and the Gators womens tennis team just won their second consecutive national title. Florida will say goodbye to only one senior Joanna Mather so expect another title run next season. Amanda OLeary has guided the lacrosse tory. It only took OLeary three years to get this far and, like tennis, she only loses Caroline Cochran, who suffered an ACL tear in the Gators home opener March 15. If the lacrosse team wins the ultimate prize this weekend, UFs females will have produced two national titles in a span of six days, adding to an already impressive collection of hardware in 2012. tennis have all claimed Southeastern Conference championships this calendar year, and lacrosse swept the American Lacrosse Conference regular season and tournament titles. Volleyball advanced to the Elite Eight, soccer placed second in the SEC Tournament and womens basketball punched a ticket to The Big Dance after a long absence. Football brings in the money, but right now its the girls building up the program prestige. All 11 womens sports at UF have won a conference championship in the last The men have enjoyed their fair share of triumphs. The insquad claimed its third straight national championships in the spring. Baseball has the tools to avenge its College World Series loss last summer. But the moneymakers? Eh. Basketball experienced a resurgence the last two seasons, but both runs have fallen disappointingly short, each ending with blown second-half leads in the Elite Eight. As far as football is concerned, the situation is pretty desolate. Urban Meyer had unprecedented short-term success at UF, but he left the program in shambles. ing job, has to clean up the mess, and I hate to break it to you, but its going to take a while. Football will make the big bucks, and The urday in games not played against Furman, but for now, it merely serves to fund the real athletic juggernauts at this school. Welcome to Gainesville, where, in the immortal words of Beyonce, [Girls] run this mother. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator. org. Womens athletics stealing championship spotlight at UF Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan HEDBERG TIED FOR 16TH WITH A SCORE OF 145 (+1). KATIE AGOSTIN Alligator Staff Writer During the 2011-12 season, the worst the Gators have placed in a tournament was 13th at the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview. Since then, Florida has only once. However, on Tuesday the women had another falling out. NCAA Championships with a 302 (+14) to put them in a tie for 18th. We made some mistakes with golf course management in that enough respect, coach Jan Dowling said. We also werent as committed and decisive as we needed to be on a NCAA Championship caliber golf course. Senior Evan Jensen led the Gators on Tuesday with a 74 (+2) carding only three birdies against Watts and Camilla Hedberg all turned in rounds of 76 (+4). Although Florida had a tough ability to get back in the mix. Its just minor, minor things that got us [Tuesday], and if we make these small changes its going to go from shooting 14 over to somewhere close to par, Dowling said. On Wednesday, the Gators were much closer to par than They were able to capitalize on their short game, something they struggled with Tuesday, and improved nine strokes for a second day total of 293 (+5). This time they were led by helped her card a 69 (-3). Hedbergs round gave her a huge jump on the leaderboard. She will start the third round tied for 16th after starting Wednesdays round tied for 70th. Camilla played a really solid birdies, which means she was rolling the ball very well on the putting green, Dowling said. She hit the ball great, and youve got to do that out here. Jensen and Piccio were also able to improve their standings moving up two and six spots, respectively. Although the team had a significantly better round on Wednesday, they werent able to move up the leader board much. The Gators will start the third round tied for 15th in hopes of breaking into the top 10. Tied for 15th doesnt sound that great, but theres so few shots separating us from 15th and 10th and so forth, Dowling said. If we keep playing solid like we did today, I think were going to keep moving up that leaderboard. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org. Gators tied for 15th at NCAA Championships after two roundsJensen

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NCAA Mens Singles Round of 64 Bob van Overbeek (Jr.) d. Sebastian Fanselow (Jr.) (Pepperdine) 6-3 / 6-4 Nassim Slilam (Sr.) d. Matija Pecotic (Jr.) (Princeton) 6-4 / 6-4 Luka Somen (Sr.) (Virginia Tech) d. Tripper Carleton (Jr.) 6-2 / 6-0NCAA Womens Singles Round of 64 Oyen (So.) 6-2 / 6-4 Joanna Mather (Sr.) d. Hanna Mar (So.) (Duke) 7-5 / 6-4 Lauren Embree (Jr.) d. Anastasia Erofeeva (Sr.) (Tulsa) 6-0 / 6-3 Allie Will (Jr.) d. Shannon Mathews (Sr.) (Notre Dame) 7-6 (5) / 6-3 ALLIGATOR Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffJonathon Crawford throws against Arkansas on April 29. Crawford lowered his ERA to 3.34 after giving up one unearned run in 5.2 innings against Auburn on Tuesday. Weitzel: [Crawford has] a special arm you dont get to see too much A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alliga tor.org. BASEBALL, from page 18Embree won singles, doubles points TENNIS, from page 18 LAX, from page 18UF is 15-0 since loss to SU There are some people who are still mad about last year in Omaha and Im one of them.Brad Weitzelassistant UF baseball coach