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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 19 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Driskel draws comparisons to Tebow:Quarterback Jeff Driskels running ability reminds wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. of former Gators signal-caller Tim Tebow, pg. 13. Romney supporters protested outside the ODome during the photo story on UF students have hope in iffy theatre economyThe Hippodrome is among the only paid jobs for actors, pg 5. Christmas arrives early in some Gainesville stores86 /71 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 JULIA GLUM and MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff Writers First lady rallies Gators at ODomeLOCAL SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff Writer Gov. Jeb Bushs son discusses current economy with studentsSEE OBAMA, PAGE 4 POLICE HAVE NO WITNESSES. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Writer Grad student seriously injured in mystery incident Dont assume that youre registered.Michelle ObamaHe spoke at The Swamp David Carr / Alligator StaffFirst lady Michelle Obama does the Gator chomp after arriving at the lectern in front of about 11,000 people Monday afternoon at the Stephen C. OConnell Center.

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News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 107 ISSUE 19 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTTHUNDER STORMS 86/69 PARTLY CLOUDY 86/70 THUNDER STORMS 84/69 PARTLY CLOUDY 86/69 THUNDER STORMS 86/71 WHATS HAPPENINGMinority Pre-Veterinary Students general body meeting The Minority Pre-Veterinary Students is a student organization trying to encourage, retain and empower students pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. Come listen to speakers and gain valuable animal experience. The first general body meeting of the semester will be Wednesday in Rinker Hall Room 210 at 7 p.m. Golden Key Second general body meeting UF Golden Key will host its second general body meeting in Little Hall Room 109 Wednesday at 7 p.m.. Members will discuss upcoming events and opportunities, such as a street cleanup this weekend and the mentorship program. Teach for America will also give a presentation. Stop by the meeting to enjoy pizza and soda, and dont forget to head to Red Mango for a fundraiser after the meeting. For more information, visit www.facebook. com/ufgoldenkey. LGBT Affairs hosting networking reception Please join LGBT Affairs for its annual faculty, staff and graduate student reception Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a light meal and a chance to network and socialize with other faculty, staff and graduate students. Students for Big Brothers Big Sisters meeting Students for BBBS will host its first general body meeting this semester Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in McCarty Hall A Room 2196. Come to learn more about how you can make a difference in Sept. 24: Register to Vote on the Plaza of the Americas from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 25: Resource It Out workshop in Matherly Hall Room 18 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 26: Casino Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., location TBA Sept. 27: OAS Open House in the Little Hall Atrium from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., kickoff at 4 p.m. Sept. 29.: OAS Talent Show in Carlton Auditorium at 6 p.m. Visit our website for more information about OAS programs and events at www.oas.aa.ufl. edu/. Find us on Facebook and Twitter @UFOAS. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to skinonen@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 for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. the lives of Alachua County children by developing oneon-one relationships through one of the most renowned mentoring programs in the U.S. Applications to become a big brother or sister will be available at the meeting. For more information, email bbbsatuf@gmail.com. APOCALYPSE 2012 Is the world really coming to an end? What will happen in Earths final moments? Will we know the final day of Earths history? Find out about the end of the world through a biblical perspective, and discover the truth. Are you ready? Find out Friday at 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union Room 346 and Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Reitz Union Auditorium. For more information, visit us at www.acmuf.org or www. Facebook.com/acmuf. GLAM Indie Craft Show accepting applications Gainesvilles first and only indie craft show is now accepting applications for its Dec. 2 event. Artists and crafters who make unique, giftable goods are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Oct. 7. Apply online at www.glamcraftshow.com/ apply. Office of Academic Support annual OAS Fall Week Upcoming events include:

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 JARED GINSBURGAlligator Contributing WriterHannah Siburts life changed 13 months ago. The 29-year-old was a second-year audiology Ph.D. student at UF when she gave birth to her son, Jacob. Although she was thrilled, after a while, juggling classes, teaching, researching, working and scheduling family time began to leave her feeling isolated and misunderstood. services, research, management and policy Ph.D. student and mother who had a project in mind to help them both. group new this semester designed to join doctoral mothers who want to share, learn, study and grow together. was blown away by the results. Moms were from nearly a dozen departments, she said. Some were expecting, others had newborns, others with toddlers or kinder garteners and even teens. group came from her own feelings of seclusion and discouragement as a single mom and student. A female doctoral student parent is not common in any department, she said. I creatal student parents and to support each other. Her hope is that the group will support moms in every step of the doctoral program. PhDMoms will give them a place to rest, vent and sound off on their concerns, struggles and stresses, she said. said. The group will meet every month at Corry Village Commons Room. Children and spouses are welcome to attend, and theres a play area for children. T mothers there had similar feelings. There was this sense of relief that there are other mothers going through the same thing, she said. At Siburts household, the emotional stress has decreased a bit. While shes not completely free of the physical and scheduling demands of motherhood and doctoral work, Siburt said the group makes her feel better, because its nice to know she has peers that empathize. Only the ones that are in the situation Im in can understand it, she said.PhDmoms support group encourages and brings relief John W. McLaughlin lll / AlligatorMellow Maudes Study Buddies

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in the 2008 election. Especially for students if youve just moved, if you havent reregistered, youve got to think about your situation, Obama said. Dont assume that youre registered. Acknowledging that Election Day hours could impede some students from getting to the polls, Obama went offscript to urge people to cast their ballots. said. Im like your mother. Youve got to vote. streets. Missy Goldstein, a 21-year-old Jewish studies senior, said the experience was inspiring. She just had everyone in the palm of her hand, she said. The second she went up there, people were silent and ready to listen. Materials science and engineering senior Claudia Sotomayor, 22, said she could tell Obama was passionate about the issues she addressed. You hear her talk, and you feel a rush of blood to your head, Sotomayor said. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@alligator. org. Contact Meredith Rutland at mrutland@alligator.org. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012Benjamin S. Brasch / Alligator StaffWicked WicketsA member of the Gator Cricket Club plays cricket on Lake Alice Field Monday night. He is play ing as the bowler, who pitches the ball to the batsman. CHRIS KIRSCHNERAlligator Contributing WriterAs part of a new promotion, 101 Cantina plans to give out 3,000 free shots as soon as it reaches 3,000 Twitter followers. As of Monday night, the account had about 2,800 followers. Located at 1632 W. University Ave., 101 Cantina uses its @101Cantina Twitter account daily to push promotions and get customer feedback about food and drinks, said Ryan Prodesky, vice president of marketing. Nick Mighion, a 21-year-old biology senior, said he doesnt have a Twitter account, so he didnt know about the shot promotion. him, he said. I would make a Twitter account, so I can be a follower of Cantina just so I can know when I can get free shots, he said. Once the company gains 3,000 followers, it will post the promotions exact date on its Twitter page. Customers dont have to be followers to receive free shots. Prodesky said the company has not discussed the logistics of the event, like how many shots people will be able to get or how much it will cost Cantina to give out the free shots. Prodesky said he is expecting a large crowd for this promotion, but the bar can only hold a certain number of people. Thirsty students craving free liquor should arrive early if they want to be allowed in the building. Prodesky said the bar understands the importance of using social media to interact with customers, and it takes into account everything customers mention from what kind of music it plays to the ingredients in its tacos. Maybe one day we will be popular like Chandler Parsons and have over 50,000 followers, he said. Thats the goal.Cantina to give out free shots as part of Twitter promotion OBAMA, from page 1Obama encouraged early voting I would make a Twitter account, so I can be a follower of Cantina just so I can know when I can get free shots.Nick MighionUF biology senior THE LAST PHASE WILL BEGIN THIS FALL. BRANDON SHENKAlligator Contributing Writer Downtown library overhaul renovations are almost done after a year of work. The librarys downtown headquarters is going through a three-step renovation project, including creating a quiet reading room, installing more computer desks and adding study areas with Wi-Fi. The downtown library, 401 E. Univer sity Ave., will celebrate the grand re-openSept. 27. The last phase of renovations starts this fall and will focus on the childrens area. Its just another step in our ongoing renovations, said Nickie Kortus, marketing and public relations manager of the Alachua County Library District. We pride ourselves on being patron driven and friendly. As part of the changes, popular books have been shifted closer for easier access, public computers have been regrouped next to the printers and walls have been repainted. Ray Dantone, Gainesville resident, said the renovations look like theyre focused on helping library patrons get more out of the services. Library staff said a lot of attention has been given to the quiet reading room. I think its necessary in terms of having a place away from the main library, said Lisely Laboy, a full-time library assistant. Its a real positive. Kortus said the quiet reading room is the most popular room of the librarys Milhopper branch. Some people really cherish that absolute silence, she said.Downtown library renovations add study areas, quiet roomCAMPUS AYANA STEWARTAlligator Contributing WriterUF is the 54th best college in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. The ranking system is based on factors including freshman retention rates, test scores, faculty-to-student ratio, reputation and graduation rates, and included 281 public and private universities. UF tied with Pepperdine University for 54th place nationally. UF is the highest-ranking Florida public school on the list. The Univer sity of Miami ranked 44th, and Florida Bethany Schuster, an 18-year-old public relations junior, said shes impressed by the rankings but thinks UF should have been higher. The College of Journalism and Communications is one of the top in the nation, she said. How does that translate to 54th overall? Schuster said she thought UFs reputation as a party school may have also affected the ranking. UF spokesman Steve Orlando said UF is pleased with the results. The university has worked very hard to keep moving forward despite a challenging budget situation, and those efforts seem to be paying off, he said. Orlando said some people may be critical of the methodology that U.S. News & World Report uses, but students and parents pay attention to its Best Colleges list. Measuring an experience can be a little bit of a subjective thing sometimes, he said. Rankings help put some sort of measurement in there.UF is 54th best US collegeOrlando OCCUPY GAINESVILLE WILL HOST AN EVENT LATER IN THE MONTH. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterIn the early weeks of Occupy Wall Street, movements popped up across the nation and the world. Occupy Gainesville soon followed suit. Occupy Gainesville observed the oneyear anniversary of its parent movement Monday. However, the organization decided not to host an event. Instead it opted to celebrate Occupy Gainesvilles one-year anniversary later this month, said Tommy Baker, a UF alumnus. During the past year, Occupy Gainesville has been in the local spotlight for a series of arrests and protests. Baker said the Gainesville movement has been successful overall. Compared to where we were a year ago, I feel a lot better about my community and that my community can come together, he said. Heres a look at Occupy Gainesvilles year: Oct. 5: Occupy Gainesville hosted an informational meeting on the Bo Diddley Community Plaza to start the city movement. Oct. 13: Occupy UF hosted a meeting to form the university movement Oct. 14: Several protesters, including Bo Diddleys son, were arrested for trespassing on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Nov. 13: Police arrested about 20 Occupy Gainesville protesters for trespassing on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Jan. 22: Best-selling author Cornel West led an Occupy Gainesville protest to the front of the Alachua County Courthouse. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@alligator. org.Occupy protests one year old

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Elise Giordano / AlligatorLauren Wilkinson, 12, auditions for Gainesville Community Play houses rendition of White Christmas on Monday night. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterCurtis Hines wanted to buy drugs early Sunday morning, but when he didnt have enough money, his drug dealer suggested robbing a Dominos Pizza store. At about 3:10 a.m. Sunday, Hines, 36, walked into the store in the 2000 block of Southwest 13th Street and demanded money from the cashier, according to a Gainesville Police arrest report. Hines said he had a gun, and the cashier his dealer, Michael Deangelo Clayton, 25. Hines as the person who robbed the store. GPD arrested Hines at 1:16 a.m. on Monday and charged him with armed robbery and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Alachua County Jail records. Later that morning, Hines said in an inter view with GPD detectives that Clayton told him to rob the store to pay for the drug deal. at the ABC Motel, located off Southwest 13th Street, and arrested him at about 4 a.m. Police charged Clayton with drug possession, criminal conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to jail records. Police booked Clayton and Hines into Alachua County Jail early Monday, where they remained later that night with bonds set at $100,000 and $505,000 respectively. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@ alligator.org.Man robs pizza shop with gun EMILY PADGETTAlligator Contributing WriterThis weekend, students can see an elephant painting. No, not a painting of an elephant. Luke the elephant will paint for an audience this weekend as part of Elephant Appreciation Day. He is one of four elephants that will participate in the event, at Two Tails Ranch, 18655 NE 81st St., Williston, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 9 and younger. Elephant Appreciation Day will feature elephant demonstrations, a horse perfor mance and animals such as zebras, ostriches and emus. There will be pony rides, face painting, food and music. Patricia Zerbini, ranch owner, said the event will raise money for the ranch and its nization teaches the public about wild and captive elephants, Zerbini said. Kim Schell, a 20-year-old UF biology junior, said shes been to the ranch dur ing a volunteer project. She thought it was random for elephants to roam a Florida ranch, but she enjoyed the experience. Zerbini said she has to rely on word-ofmouth to advertise ranch events and tours, because all the money she makes goes back into the ranch. Hopefully, this will also alert the public a little more about the ranch, she said.Event will feature painting elephant, pony ridesHines KATHRYN VARNAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville may welcome art in all its forms, but its job market for professional theater is about as bad as the rest of the countrys. While UFs School of Theater + Dance graduates a steady stream of students, the Hippodrome State Theatre is the primary place to get a paying theater job in Gainesville, said Charlie Mitchell, a UF assistant professor in the School of Theater + Dance. A survey by the Actors Equity Association showed that from 2010 to 2011, 58.3 percent of actors in the association were employed per season, a percentage that increased more than 10 percent from the 2000 to 2001 seasonal unemployment rate. Mitchell came to teach at UF four years ago after working as an actor in New York City during the worst part of the economic recession. Barely anyone was producing shows, so he came to Florida. It was fortunate I got this job, because it was really sort of a desolate time, he said. Mitchell teaches Theater Appreciation with the help of teaching assistants from all over the country, he said. They are attracted to Gainesville for the education and teaching potential rather than the acting scene. UF acting professor Tim Altmeyer came to Gainesville from New York for the same reason. However, he said, acting jobs in Gainesville are sparse. Professionally speaking, its limited, he said. I would say its not a place where you want to sort of settle if you plan on just working Gainesville as an actor. To move forward in their careers, UF graduates travel to major cities in Florida like Orlando and Miami, where there are greater theater and commercial mar kets, Altmeyer said. Altmeyer and Mitchell said that the School of Theater + Dance provides students with extensive training for the professional world. Its a very creative community, Altmeyer said, so I think a lot of exciting talent is born here. Paul Poppe, a 19-year-old theatre and advertising sophomore, has been acting since fourth grade and opted for a double major to continue what he loves. I can pursue a passion and also something that can give me a possible career in the future, he said. Hes found a student acting outlet through the Florida Players and enjoys performing in Gainesville. Its a very open community to perform in, he said. It overall helps portray the message. Salary jobs dont come easily, Mitchell said. However, actors with a relentless drive can do well in the business. No one gets in this business because they think its easy, Mitchell said. They do it because they love it. While theater economy remains iffy in Gainesville, UF students have hopeHippodrome hires actorsLOCAL

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 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.Todays question: Have you ever been to a play at the Hippodrome Theatre?110 TOTAL VOTES32% YES 68% NOMondays question: Are you going to see Michelle Obama today?Secret Scouts Boy Scouts of America should be sorryY Voter apathy is absolutely patheticI Anayo Ordu is an advertising sophomore at UF. Her column appears on Tuesdays. Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Anayo Orduopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 IDerek Olson is a columnist for the Minnesota Daily at the University of Minnesota.Tax societys evils, not goods we needUWireDerek OlsonUWire Sayeh Gorjifard is a columnist for The Dartmouth at Dart mouth College.Testing teachers requires careful planUWireSayeh GorjifardUWire

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8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012Rachel Crosby / AlligatorRomney supporters rally at The Swamp Restaurant on Monday, Alex M. Sanchez / Alligator David Carr / Alligator Staff David Carr / Alligator Staff David Carr / Alligator Staff Top Right: Swing State 2012 David Carr / Alligator Staff David Carr / Alligator Staff Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff

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AYANA STEWARTAlligator Contributing WriterIts only September, but some Gainesville retailers have already started preparing for the holiday season. At the Kohls on 3501 SW Archer Road, theres an ornate Christmas section near the back of the store. Rows of ornaments, snow on display. Christmas cards, stockings and fake snow are for sale right next to Halloween decorations. Assistant store manager Andrea Kress said retailers transition into holidays earlier than the general public. The Kohls display has been up for a week. Were trying to maximize sales, Kress said. She said people have shown interest in the items during the last few days. The display will stay up until late December. At The Oaks Mall, stores setups vary. Belk and Macys have sections with Christmas merchandise. As of Friday, J.C. Penney had not decorated for Christmas, and a Sears employee said the store was setting up a display that day. Oaks Mall spokesman William Bivins said each store decides when to decorate for Christmas. The mall will put up its own Christmas display Nov. 10. Steven Kirn, executive director of UFs David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research, said retailers set up early to try to extend the holiday season and encourage customers to spend more. Its clearly the biggest-selling season of the year for retailers, and its been creeping earlier and earlier each year, he said. Shoppers might shop for gifts earlier if Christmas items are on sale, he said. Kirn said store Christmas displays may appeal to people who buy gifts far in advance, and it could help shoppers realize the holiday season is closer than they had thought. But 18-year-old psychology sophomore Arline Herrera thinks putting up Christmas decorations before Halloween is excessive. My family usually puts Christmas decorations up after Thanksgiving, and I think a lot of people do too, she said. I think its better to just leave it around that time. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 Ryan Jones / AlligatorCustomers can now get a head start on buying this years Christmas stockings, trees and ornaments, which are already for sale at the Kohls at 3501 SW Archer Road. KELLY PRICEAlligator Contributing WriterWhen Grace Collins sees a report about a natural disaster on the news, she wants to get there to help out as soon as she can. But I guess Im just one girl, the 22-year-old UF law student said. I cant be everywhere. Collins is up for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, which is given based on athletic and academic achievements, community service and leadership. Collins is among II and will face six more candidates from divisions I and III for the award. She will attend the award banquet Oct.14 at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. Collins just started classes at UFs Levin College of Law and was nominated this summer by Barry University, from which she graduated in May. Dennis Jezek Jr., Barrys sports information director, nominated Collins for the award. He said there was no question about who the university would nominate. A lot of athletes at Barry have ser vice hours, but the thing about Grace is we have never had anyone with as much community service as her like, ever, Jezek said. No ones been quite like her. During her time at Barry, she or ganized a campuswide effort to send packages to soldiers stationed over seas through the organization Amer icas Moms for Soldiers. Despite having the packed schedule of a student athlete, she went throughout campus between classes and practices and sat at tables, urging other students to sign letters for the soldiers care packages. 2010, Collins went to help. She volunteered at a thrift store there, moving furniture and organizing clothes. She also spent time with LP PENCIL Box, an organization that gives away free school supplies to educators. You can donate stuff and never really understand your impact, she said. But if you go there, you can reCollins toured Nashville and saw water damage, mold and peeling walls. The peoples faces there still burn in her mind, she said. It kind of shocks you to see that its scary, she said. But it brings a smile to your face, knowing theyre thankful youre just there. Collins, who played softball at Barry, was inspired by the athletic training staff there. She said giving future athletes opportunities like those the Barry staff gave her would be a dream come true. That dream ranked UFs law school No. 1 on Collins list due to its role in the Southeastern Conference and opportunities for networking, she said. At UF, she plans to specialize in sports law and possibly to intern with the UF athletic department. has sent since the NCAA began giving out the award in 1995, Jezek said. student athlete to win the Barry University Presidents Award, which is given to the schools most outstanding senior. In the meantime, Collins said, shes humbled to get this far in the competition. I do these things not for the recognition, but because I like to help other people, she said. But to say its been easy would be a lie.UF law student, athlete nominated for NCAA awardLOCALChristmas arrives early in stores A lot of athletes at Barry have service hours, but the thing about Grace is we have never had anyone with as much community service as her like, ever. No ones been quite like her.Dennis Jezek Jr.sports information director

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LOTS OF GREEN1br $375. 2br $425 372-1201, 213-3901 12-5-12-71-2 Deluxe, Large 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/ house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dry er included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 1215-12-71-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-12-12-171-2 Mention this ad for $0 move in fees!! Ask About our Preferred Employer Discounts and SPECIALS! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 12-5-71-2 Now leasing 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th Street. $425 to $545. Call 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at madisonon20th.com. 12-512-71-2 AVAILABLE NOW WALK TO UF 1BRs $425-$495 2BRs $495--$580 House 4BR/2BA $1250 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-5-12-71-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some w/ enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, BRs carpeted. DW, W/D hk-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus rte, some walk to UF. Sec 8 accepted 352-332-7700 12-5-12-71-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA 530 SQ.FT. Bike to UF through-tree lined streets or ride the bus located one block away! A true 1/1 close but far enough away from the ruckus of the student ghetto. No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 12-5-12-71-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700. Please call Ketty 305332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 9-19-1261-2 THE POLOSCheck out our UPGRADES!! Ask About our Preferred Employer Discounts and SPECIALS! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 12-5-71-2 Nicks Place Apt, 2BED/2BATH $750 for entire Apt WASHER/DRYER, dishwasher, high ceilings, Sleep late only 5 blocks to Campus, Great Parking, 1st or 2nd floor units. Call Mitchell Realty 352-374-8579 10-31-12-67-2 $500,private apt, greenspace; ceiling fans; patio with locking gate; near UF; prefer quiet,mature; 1824 NW 9th st; 352 284 3873;352 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net 10-2-12-30-2 $650, 2 br, apt,pool, laundry, walk to UF,Shands,Vet School; ceiling fans;carpet & tile, some utils; prefer quiet mature; 352 376 080.352 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net 10-2-12-30-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com Call/text 352-538-1550 9-19-12-20-22BR/1BA APARTMENT 7210 SW 45th Place. $525/moNo pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 9-21-1220-2 TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $625/mo + $625 sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. Available now. 941-815-8795, 941204-1304. 9-24-12-20-2 Step Out Of Your Front Door and Into the Law School! 2398 SW 2ND Avenue 4BR/2BA, Fenced backyard Close to bus route & Shopping, Carpet/Tile Floors, Fresh Paint $1450/mo. Call 352-240-9001 12-5-12-71-2 ***** WALK TO UF *****3br/2bath with extra room that could be 4th bedroom. Wood floors, central heat & air. $1150/mth. 116 NW 7th Terr. Call 870-2760 9-19-12-15-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 10-10-12-30-2 2BR/1BA, Cent A/C, mobile home on shady lot on busline. Laundry room. No pets. From $355-$420/mo. Incl water. 1st 1/2 month free rent. Vacant lots also available 4546 NW 13th St. 376-5887 10-8-24-2 Share 2/2 condo in Pebble Creek Villas with 20y male SFC student. Close to UF & SFC. $500/mo + utilities. Call 352-372-1313 or 352-339-4498. 9-20-1210-2 Walk to UF, 2br 1bacarpet, new appliances, fenced, no pets. 1st and last deposit $800 call 352-213-4202 9-19-12-9-2 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-339-3329 or 352-494-6692 www.merrillmanagement.com St. Croix Apts $475/Mo 829 SW 5th Avenue 5 Blks to UF Central H & Air, Carpet, 840 sq. ft. Very Spacious and close to downtown Plenty of Private Parking 1BR 1BA Apt 1 BLK to UF, Carpet, Central H & Air, New Carpet Laundry., Inclds Wtr and Swg. $525/Mo Avail now. Grad II 1236 SW 4th Avenue 1 BR 1BA Apt Robert Obrien Apts Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht Near Sams Club/Walmart $375/Mo 2901 NW 14th Street 9-25-12-10-2 ONE MONTH FREE RENT 2 br 2 ba in the laurels complex. Lease until late July 2013. Rent is $919 plus utilities. Cable TV included in rent, washer and dryer in unit. End unit. call 325-4846303 or e-mail gomez444@hot mail.com 9-25-12-10-2 2/2 Townhome, quiet, gated, garage, patio, washer/dryer, clubhouse w/ workout, pool, tennis, BB. Near UF/Shands. Cable/HBO/ SHO, phone & security included. 12 month lease, some furniture. $1075 321-698-7579 10-3-12-16-2 Cute & Clean! Vintage apt. near Leonardo's 706 between UF/Downtown. Wood floors, high ceilings, shared laundry. $695/mo, avail now! Call/text 352-375-4395, email: 102@ cozygator.com; Visit cozygator.com for pics 9-20-12-5-2 LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1,2 & 3BR floorplans starting at $735. Free Hi-Speed internet, washer/dryer, fitness center, computer lab, swimming pool etc. M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-5 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 www.lakewoodvillas.com 12-5-12-60-2 UPPER WESTSIDESpacious 2 bdrm luxury apts. Walking distance to UF & stadium. Move-in specials for Fall occupancy (1 unit left). Free Hi-Speed internet. Parking avail. 328 NW 14th Street 352-872-4644 www.upperwestsideuf.com 12-5-12-60-2 2bed/2bath 1000 sq feet, from $620 Free Cable, W/D connection, dishwasher,closets galore, close to shopping, RTS 15, Call Pointe 23 Apts. 352-372-9913 10-5-12-14-2 1br/1ba from $350, 2bed/2ba from $450, 2bed/1.5ba Townhome from $475, Close to Sante Fe, Oaks Mall, I75, RTS 75, Call for Todays special 352-332-5070 10-5-12-14-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $400.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-28-12-85-4 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 12-5-71-5 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. 12-5-12-71-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-5-12-71-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-5-12-71-6 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. 12-5-7-6 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 12-5-7-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-5-7-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 12-5-7-6 **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. 12-5-7-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-5-7-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-5-12-71-6 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 12-5-67-7 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

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ALLIGATOR UF Surplus Equipment Auctionsare underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 125-12-71-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 12-5-71-10 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 12-5-12-71-10 MUSIC STORE Studio PercussionBUY SELL TRADE LESSONS NEW USED Founded by UF Florida Alumni! Go Gators! facebook.com/StudioPercussionSpDrumShop 2512 NE 1st Blvd We are closest to UF! 10-4-30-10 TIRED OF CORPORATE COUNTRY MUSIC?CRJCOUNTRY.COMROOTS COUNTRY WITH A TWIST 9-21-10-10 MCINTOSHWORLD.COM. We want to be your Boutique.Gifts,Cards,LP's,Ladies and Mens Clothes.Plants,Art,Shoes,Rock&Roll.15 miles South on Hwy.441 352-591-7744 open Sat.thru Tues.We want your business. 1023-30-10 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 12-571-11 12-5-12-71-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 12-5-12-71-11 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 12-5-12-71-11 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 12-5-12-71-11 Road Rat Motors-Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters & will come to YOU! Daily pickups available. Lowest labor rates & quickest turnaround time around. Run by Gator Grads! 352-376-6275 RoadRatMotors.com 125-12-71-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 12-5-12-71-11 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 125-71-11 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 12-5-71-12 We Buy Junk Cars Trucks, Vans Titled only Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 12-5-71-12 I BUY CARS TRUCKS Call Anytime Licensed 352-339-5158 9-28-12-51-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $1000 AND UP! 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 BUY FOR BLOWOUT PRICES & SAVE BIG!!! VEHICLES STARTING AT $1000 PRICES NEGOTIABLE!!! 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 97 HONDA CIVIC $5999 99 HONDA ACCORD $5999 98 ACURA RL $6999 02 HONDA ACCORD $6999 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 01 TOYOTA CAMRY $6999 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $6999 00 HONDA ODYSSEY $7999 02 VOLVO STYPE $8999 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 98 TOYOTA 4RUNNER $4999 00 ISUZU RODEO $5999 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUV'S & VANS! 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 12-5-71-12 99 HONDA ACCORD $6999 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $6999 03 NISSAN SENTRA $6999 02 TOYOTA CAMRY $7999 352-375-9090 12-5-71-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8999 04 TOYOTA COROLLA $8999 03 NISSAN ALTIMA $8999 04 TOYOTA CAMRY $10,999 352-375-9090 12-5-71-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 12-5-71-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-5-71-13 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. 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 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 9-21-12-71-13 RESEARCH STUDY: Have you had a positive skin test for TB tuberculosis) and have NOT received BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin)? This is a study comparing two forms of skin testing preparations in PPD-positive persons, 18-60 years of age. If you think you are eligible to take part in this study, please contact Linda at 352-2739376. 9-21-12-21-13 CUTTING-EDGE UF RESEARCH STUDY BOTH smokers AND never-smokers Periodontal (gum line) sampling only 5 visits over 2 years; up to 1.5 hr each visit FREE oral exam, up to $160 compensation Call: 352-`392-2945 or 352-641-0319 1016-12-30-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-5-12-71-14 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 12-5-1271-14PHONE REPS NEEDEDEvening & Weekend Shifts, Must be Articulate and Reliable 371-5888 X111 or 6020 NW 4th Pl, Ste G 9-28-31-14

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12, ALLIGATOR Work with the Gators! Apply in Person Gate 18 Ben Hill Griffin Concessions Ofc Part-Time Opportunities Great 2nd Job! Seasonal! 9-21-12-26-14 DOMINOS HIRINGdelivery drivers & assistant managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com 9-28-12-30-14 FEMALE SMOKERS! Do you want to quit smoking? Female smokers needed to participate in a smokingces sation study. You may be compensated.Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 870-6509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 9-1920-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 4148 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 12-5-12-71-14 Office Assistant/Checkout Person needed for busy dermatology practice. Knowledge of insurance and medical coding preferred but willing to train motivated individual. Duties include appt. scheduling, answering phones, collecting payments, and posting charges. FT, Mon.-Fri. 8-5pm with generous benefits. Prefer stable, mature individual. 2-year commitment desired. Please e-mail resume to ofmgrbeers@aol.com. 8-11-12-5-14 STUDENT WORK GREAT PAY$14.50 base/appt -FT/PT openings Customer sales/service all ages 17+ CALL NOW 352-505-9105 12-5-12-70-14 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 9-28-12-27-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 125-12-69-14 PROPERTY MANAGER FTFriendly, energetic person. Requires 5 yrs. apartment management experience, good communication skills & computer knowledge. Must be avail. weekends. Apply in person, Contemporary Management Concepts, 2770 NW 43rd Street, Ste. B. DFWP 12-5-12-68-14 MARTIAL ARTS INSTR WANTED! For growing TKD school in Gainesville. Friendly, energetic person. Experience preferred. Leave message at (352)375-0700. 9-20-11-10-14 Maintenance Supervisor FT AC cert. w/4 yrs. apt. maint. exp. Must have own tools & truck. Salary commensurate with exp. Apply in person 2770 NW 43rd St., Ste. B DFWP 12-5-12-68-14 OFFICE ASST. Bookkeeping exp necessary. Quickbooks preferred. Ability & interest to learn accounting software & strong math may be ok. Computer hardware, software skills a plus. 5-20 hrs/wk. $7.75/hr. Send resume, your specific skills, available schedule to oma.office@yahoo.com 9-28-11-14-14 Earn money on commission sales. Cell phone company is looking for campus sales people. Performance bonuses including free phone service. Will not interfere with existing job or school. 860-222-0331 10-9-20-14 VETERINARY TECHNICIAN POSITION FT Vet Experience Required. Please apply in in person Institute of Veterinary Spec 3606 NW 98th St. Suite A 9-18-5-14 We are looking for a part time team member with exceptional people skills, a quick-learn er, and multi-tasker. This is a patient-centric, busy, eye care practice. Hours will be part time Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-6 and Fridays from 9-6. Please view our website to familiarize your self with our office and staff. ($9.50 per hour) Send resume and cover letter to staff@starlingeyegroup.com 9-18-12-5-14 CLERICAL/ORGANIZATIONAL AID sought by small private healthcare office. UF JR-SR w/car. Structured, detail-oriented, genial. P-T 6-8 hrs/wk, var. Fall term., poss. spring. $9/ hr. Fax resume to 352-377-3193. 9-25-129-14 Paralegal PT for immigration law firm. 20 hrs/wk. Must make one yr commitment. Spanish a plus. Resume to robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 9-19-125-14 Hogan's Great Sandwiches now hiring Bartenders, Deli Help. Accepting apps at both 5156 S W 34th Street and 2327 N W 13th Street Stores. Must have reliable transportation and some daytime availability. 9-18-12-4-14 Boost your resume with real work experi ence. Growing Tampa company looking for student brand rep. Contact info@rescuebands.com for more details 9-19-12-5-14 will be hosting a Job Fair Wednesday, 9/19/12, Thursday 9/20/12 and Friday 9/21/12 from 10am-2pm. Obtain valuable experience for your future. If you are hardworking & enthusiastic we want to meet you! We will be accepting applications for the following positions: Floor Instructors Houskeepers Kids Club Attendants Front Desk Cafe Attendant No prior experience necessary to apply 4820 Newberry Road 9-18-12-3-14 HoneyBaked Ham & Cafe is accepting applications for sales & sandwich prep positions. 2025 hr/wk, $7.75/hr. Apply in person M-F 10am6pm 618 NW 60th St (behind McDonald's off Newberry Rd by Oaks Mall) 352-331-1253 9-24-12-6-14 DJs WantedThurs, Fri & Sat. 80's & 90's music. Downtown location. 917-690-8191 9-2112-5-14 Seek homework coach/tutor for 3rd grader w/ ADHD, weekday afternoons, flexible days, at elem school or library. Own transp required. $15/hr. Email exp & 3 refs to ndigruttolo@bellsouth.net. 9-24-12-5-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS!!! Do you want to quit smoking? Smokers are needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. If interested, please call the University of Florida Smoking Laboratory and Clinic at 352-234-6640 or e-mail us at ufsmokinglabclinic@gmail.com 10-15-1220-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 12-5-71-15 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 12-5-12-71-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 12-15-71-15 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. NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 12-5-71 15 BEST PAINTING & POWERWASHING, LLC Powerwashing Package Includes: Home Steps Sidewalks 352-339-3910 Ron Viola Free Estimates Insured 9-28-12-35-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 12-15-71-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee)Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 12-5-71-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! Transcendental Meditation Technique: A free Introductory Lecture, Sunday, Sept. 30th, 1pm at the Hampton Inn, Arredondo Room, 101 S.E. 1st Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601. Questions: 352-338-1249 or abyxbe@tm.org, Allan Byxbe. 9-28-12-17-20 Once you have a baby, there's no turning back. Be as sure as you can be and consider some thoughts other than your own. "Danger! You May Become a Parent" is an ebook for people who don't always think of everything,even important things, like parenthood. The ebook is low cost at Amazon.com 9-25-7-20 FREE GRE WORKSHOP from the UF Teaching Center, M-R, Sept 24-27 from 5:007:00 p.m. each day. Verbal sessions on M & W, Math on T & R. Go to teachingcenter.ufl.edu, click on "Current Test Review Schedlue & Practice Exams" to register and learn the location. 9-24-5-20 Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND.Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 12-5-12-71-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Freshman Gordon Watson of the UF men's tennis team won the Bedford Cup. See story, page 15.Unroe Earns SEC AwardSophomore libero Taylor Unroe was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. Unroe averaged 5.12 digs per set in two weekend wins, with a career-high 24 on Friday against Arkansas. Hernandez Nursing Injured AnkleFormer Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez, now with the New England Patriots, will be out multiple weeks due to an injured right ankle, according to multiple reports. David Carr / Alligator StaffFlorida quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) escapes pressure on Saturday during the Gators' 37-20 victory against Tennessee at Neyland Stadium. Driskel threw for 219 yards and ran for another 81. ADAM PINCUS Alligator Staff Writer Jeff Driskel looks the part, but hes not ready to compare himself to another running quarterback from Floridas past. Still, the sophomore showed on Saturday why he is mentioned in the same conversation as Tim Tebow. ter, Driskel and Omarius Hines ceiver sweep. Driskel picked up the coming pass rush and ran 10 yards His improvisation consistently extended drives for Florida. parisons, even back in high school, Driskel said. Just because of our body size and the way we can run the ball. Its nice to be compared, but I wouldnt go that far and say I try try to be like him. But I guess we do play similar styles. Driskel earned Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors after racking up 219 passing yards, 81 rushing yards and two touchdowns against Tennessee. season, Driskel has 608 yards of total offense. His 113 rushing yards rank fourth among SEC quarterbacks. starter, Tebow amassed 192 rushing yards through three games. He also won the Heisman Trophy. Driskel may not belong in the same conversation as Tebow, but like the Heisman Trophy winner, he isnt afraid of an oncoming tackler. I try to make a vertical cut and get as many yards as possible, Driskel said. I dont really try to get out of bounds. running quarterback presents the same quandary for defenses that Tebow did for his three years as a starter. Add in versatile Trey Burton, and with Driskel and running back Mike Gillislee. lot of issues for a defense when a Driskel drawing Tebow comparisons with rushing prowess REDSHIRT SENIOR STARTING AT BUCK LINEBACKER FOR GATORS. JOSH JURNOVOY Alligator Staff Writer paying off. nant on both sides of the ball, outgaining minutes. McCray, a redshirt senior Buck linebacker, was a big part of the defenses tercepted him on the third drive of the game. years for Florida, accumulating just 16 season and saw limited action the rest of the year. Just been a lot of hard work, McCray said of earning an increased role. A lot of dedication, just trying to get better and better every day. Crays work ethic rushing skills have mensely. Hes a threat off the edge, but hes also He can really get his hands on people and get them off of him. Hes a guy that can convert speed to power in the rush, which is critical for a speed rusher, which is what he is. McCray shining in pass rush FIRE JOE MORGAN On Saturday, the Hot Light burned brightly. Trey Burton was making doughnuts. The night sky in Knoxville, Tenn., lers, bear claws and Boston cream as against Tennessee. Burton carried the ball three times in the third quarter. His second touchdown kicked off a minutes. The aroma was familiar. Florida has enjoyed this sweetness before. Two years ago, UF enjoyed sugar tesy of Burton ence opponents Kentucky and Georgia. Both Prior to this year, Burton has rarely fared well against ranked opponents. Burton has averaged just 23.1 yards per contest. Florida coach Will Muschamp has tried bringing home Krispy Kreme for Burton not the go-to player coaches, fans think he is Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan UF Fo otball SEE NOTES, PAGE 14 SEE JOE, PAGE 14 SEE DRISKEL, PAGE 14 "Its nice to be compared, but I wouldnt go that far and say I try to be like him, or him. But I guess we do play similar styles.Jeff Driskel UF quarterback

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did not go well. Facing a critical fourth-and-1 during the UF elected to run Burton up the middle. 6-yard line. Even Urban Meyer learned the hard way John Brantley led Florida deep into Alaton. one can eat. Burton. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator. org. 14ALLIGATOR Special Teams: Injuries:Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org.David Carr / Alligator Staff red zone in Florida's win against Tennessee at Neyland Stadium. Easley day-to-day, Green probable for Saturday against UK NOTES, from page 13David Carr / Alligator StaffDefensive lineman Dominique Easley is tended to by his teammates on Saturday at JOE, from page 13Rushing success setting up passing opportunities for GatorsContact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org. DRISKEL, from page 13 If we had had some injuries, probably could have played, but we held [Green].UF football head coach UF Fo otball

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15Kelly Logan / AlligatorFreshman Gordon Watson hits a forehand during Sundays action in the Bedford Cup in Linder Stadium at the Ring Tennis Complex. MAX MATTERNAlligator Writer One year ago, Southeastern Conference tennis programs such as Georgia, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt sought highly touted recruit Gordon Watson. Watson was undecided on where he wanted to play collegiate tennis until he visited Gainesville. he fell in love with the facilities and staff. It felt like home, Watson said at the time. I really loved the other schools on my list, but I realized that I wanted to continue my training in Florida after my visits. nament in the same city he fell in love with Watson defeated North Floridas Moritz Buerchner in three sets Monday morning by a score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, to win the Bedford Cup. son said. I knew Moritz Buerchner had tough matches [Sunday]. I decided to play steady and make him work. I knew I could outlast him if it went three sets, and it did go three sets. Outlast is exactly what Watson did. After ponent. going and going, Watson said. Watsons momentum started in neither the of 32, when he played No. 3 seed Benjamin Lock of FSU. Watson edged Lock 6-4, 6-4. through the second round, beating Benjamin Lock, Watson said. It really lifted my spir its. What made his performance even more eyeopening? The Bedford Cup was only the redshirt freshmans second time competing in a collegiate tournament. Watson making an impact as fast as he has he was signing his letter of intent. Being a freshman, it is a great experience, Watson said. I really didnt expect any of this coming in. It is what it is, and I wouldnt give it up for the world.Watson making early impactAundre Larrow / Alligator StaffRedshirt junior Agata Strausa runs in the Mountain Dew Invitational on Saturday morning at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. CROSS COUNTRY TAYLOR GAINESAlligator Writer Junior Agata Strausa had never run a race as a member of the Gators cross country team before her victory at the Mountain Dew Invitational. Nonetheless, no one seemed very surprised Well, we knew she was talented, coach Paul Spangler said. The girls got skills. Strausa was born in Riga, Latvia and attended school at Hermann-von-Helmholtz in Germany before transferring to Florida in January. The urge to become a part of Gator Nation became too much for her to resist. I really wanted to make the American experience, and I just fell in love with the Gators on my recruit trip, Strausa said. This is where I want to represent. Its a great team, great coaches it seemed like the perfect opportunity. Her transition to the Orange and Blue happened quicker than most would have expected. placed 10th in the womens 3,000 meter. No one would have faulted Strausa, who ran for a club team in Germany before coming to America, if she had a bit of an adjustment period. After all, she was in a new climate, surrounded by new coaches and teammates, living in a different country. Youre used to doing things one way and now youve got a new coach and youre doing things differently, Spangler said. For her to come out here and have a really good race in were doing as far as training but also gives her son. Strausa will play an important role moving forward as the Gators try to replace Genevieve LaCaze, who graduated this spring and ran for Australia in the Olympics this summer. We want to go to nationals as a team and thats what we are all working to, Strausa said. We work really hard and we look really good in practice. We just have to stay healthy. CHARLES KINGSBURYAlligator Writer Florida is currently second afat the Dale McNamara Invitational on Monday. The Gators shot a 285 (-3) in (+3) in the second, resulting in a Arizona State after Day 1 of the 15-team tournament. Strong outings by sophomore Camilla Hedberg and senior Isabelle Lendl helped put the Gators in second place after the Sun Devils posted the days lone underpar team score. Hedberg tied a team low by carding a 67 (-5) with four birdies and an eagle against one bogey. Camilla and Isabelle each had a great round in the morning and afternoon, respectively, coach Emily Bastel said. Those rounds kept us in the golf tournament. with a 71 (-1), carding four bogeys. holes to close out a promising showing. She carried the momentum of round into the second, starting with another three straight birdies. The senior posted a 67 (-5), including seven birdies. Lendls combined 138 (-6) was vidual leaderboard. Hedberg totaled 140 (-4) on the day, tying her for second with Jayde Panos of Oklahoma State. In spite of Lendl and Hedbergs strong performances, support from the rest of the Gators was sparse. Overall, it wasnt our best day, but we are looking forward to tomorrow and glad we are in the hunt, Bastel said. Senior Mia Piccio posted a 76 (+4) in Mondays second round to bring her tourney total to 148 (+4). Piccio bogeyed two holes and double-bogeyed another. She is currently tied for 20th. Freshman Ursa Orehek carded a 75 (+3) in the second round to bring her two-round total to 155 (+11). ished the day with a score of 76 (+4) for a two-day total of 151 (+7). Young bogeyed on three separate occasions in the second round and double-bogeyed the sixth hole. The Gators will pick up play of the invitational. Florida trails Arizona State by four strokes. I am proud of the girls for hanging in there on a long 36hole day, Bastel said. It is, obviously, physically tiring, but even more mentally tiring. But we will be ready to go tomorrow. UF Golf Gordon Watson

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Josh: The biggest question about Florida entering the season was whether it would have enough effective skill players on offense. UF lost Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps at cant additions. After starting the season 3-0 and putting up 555 yards of total offense against Tennessee on Saturday, fans have to be feeling pretty good about the teams playmakers. Frankie Hammond Jr., Trey Burton and Mike Gillislee all made explosive plays for a team that struggled in that area a year ago. Not so fast. This is still largely the same personnel in the country in plays from scrimmage of at least 30 yards. Until these players show the same explosiveness against one of the better defenses in the Southeastern Conference, there is no reason to believe they can make enough explosive plays for the Gators to contend for an SEC title. Adam: Way to ruin the party, Josh. Sure, the Gators have a quarterback with three career starts, a running back who hasnt played a full season and a ragtag group of receivers who have never been playmakers. But this isnt the Florida team from a year ago. While John Brantley focused on dumping the football to his running backs in the and given them a chance. Rainey and Demps were responsible for games of 2011. Gillislee, Floridas starting running back in 2012, has just one reception. As far as the playmakers (are concerned), we have them. We just have to get the ball out there, get the ball in our hands and well do the rest, Hammond said. The playmakers out there just have to get our opportunities and take advantage of them. Florida generated four plays of more than 20 yards against Tennessee in 2011, all of which Rainey and Demps were responsible for. The Gators more than doubled that total on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn., and had than 20 yards. This bodes well going forward. The offense isnt centered around two speed backs that cant play the north-south style Will Muschamp wants. Distributing the football and playing off the physical running of Gillislee is what makes this team go. As Muschamp said after Saturdays game, This is a different 3-0. Josh: Muschamp also said that the Gators are, not where [they] need to be but certainly better than [they] have been. Even he knows the team still needs to show improvement to be true contenders. strides, but that doesnt mean the playmakers will still make plays against Georgia, Florida State and LSU. Trey Burton had the two big touchdown runs, but that was as much bad preparation on Tennessees part as it was him doing anything right. The Vols inexcusably didnt have either edge contained and looked like they might actually be expecting a pass from Burton, who has thrown the ball just 12 times in his career. The best defenses in the SEC will not be Adam: Why not give the Florida offense a little bit of credit? Hammond said before the season that offensive coordinator Brent Pease has brought a more creative system to the Gators. This isnt the onelook offense Charlie Weis ran last year. The redshirt senior receiver said it himself on UFs media day. If Pease is making these players better, isnt that enough? Judging from last season, the Gators playmakers dont have anywhere to go except up, and a favorable schedule will help Florida going forward. There isnt the ridiculous October stretch this season like there was in 2011, when the Gators played three SEC games against top-10 defenses. Florida has four teams on its schedule this season that were top-10 defenses in 2011. The only true road game against those four opponents comes in Tallahassee against Florida State. Not only is this a changed team with an easier schedule, but these playmakers have gotten better. Whether thats because of new starting quarterback Jeff Driskel or an improvement of talent remains to be seen, but the numbers dont lie. Florida has the skill players it needs to win. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org and Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator. org. THE RALLY Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffWide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. (85) shoves aside a Tennessee defender on his way to a career-long 75-yard touchdown in UFs 37-20 win on Saturday at Neyland Stadium. Adam Pincustwitter: @pincus_adam Josh Jurnovoytwitter: @joshjurnovoy 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012



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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 19 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Driskel draws comparisons to Tebow:Quarterback Jeff Driskels running ability reminds wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. of former Gators signal-caller Tim Tebow, pg. 13. Romney supporters protested outside the ODome during the photo story on UF students have hope in iffy theatre economyThe Hippodrome is among the only paid jobs for actors, pg 5. Christmas arrives early in some Gainesville stores86 /71 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 JULIA GLUM and MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff Writers First lady rallies Gators at ODomeLOCAL SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff Writer Gov. Jeb Bushs son discusses current economy with studentsSEE OBAMA, PAGE 4 POLICE HAVE NO WITNESSES. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Writer Grad student seriously injured in mystery incident Dont assume that youre registered.Michelle ObamaHe spoke at The Swamp David Carr / Alligator StaffFirst lady Michelle Obama does the Gator chomp after arriving at the lectern in front of about 11,000 people Monday afternoon at the Stephen C. OConnell Center.

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News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 107 ISSUE 19 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTTHUNDER STORMS 86/69 PARTLY CLOUDY 86/70 THUNDER STORMS 84/69 PARTLY CLOUDY 86/69 THUNDER STORMS 86/71 WHATS HAPPENINGMinority Pre-Veterinary Students general body meeting The Minority Pre-Veterinary Students is a student organization trying to encourage, retain and empower students pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. Come listen to speakers and gain valuable animal experience. The first general body meeting of the semester will be Wednesday in Rinker Hall Room 210 at 7 p.m. Golden Key Second general body meeting UF Golden Key will host its second general body meeting in Little Hall Room 109 Wednesday at 7 p.m.. Members will discuss upcoming events and opportunities, such as a street cleanup this weekend and the mentorship program. Teach for America will also give a presentation. Stop by the meeting to enjoy pizza and soda, and dont forget to head to Red Mango for a fundraiser after the meeting. For more information, visit www.facebook. com/ufgoldenkey. LGBT Affairs hosting networking reception Please join LGBT Affairs for its annual faculty, staff and graduate student reception Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a light meal and a chance to network and socialize with other faculty, staff and graduate students. Students for Big Brothers Big Sisters meeting Students for BBBS will host its first general body meeting this semester Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in McCarty Hall A Room 2196. Come to learn more about how you can make a difference in Sept. 24: Register to Vote on the Plaza of the Americas from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 25: Resource It Out workshop in Matherly Hall Room 18 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 26: Casino Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., location TBA Sept. 27: OAS Open House in the Little Hall Atrium from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., kickoff at 4 p.m. Sept. 29.: OAS Talent Show in Carlton Auditorium at 6 p.m. Visit our website for more information about OAS programs and events at www.oas.aa.ufl. edu/. Find us on Facebook and Twitter @UFOAS. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to skinonen@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 for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. the lives of Alachua County children by developing oneon-one relationships through one of the most renowned mentoring programs in the U.S. Applications to become a big brother or sister will be available at the meeting. For more information, email bbbsatuf@gmail.com. APOCALYPSE 2012 Is the world really coming to an end? What will happen in Earths final moments? Will we know the final day of Earths history? Find out about the end of the world through a biblical perspective, and discover the truth. Are you ready? Find out Friday at 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union Room 346 and Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Reitz Union Auditorium. For more information, visit us at www.acmuf.org or www. Facebook.com/acmuf. GLAM Indie Craft Show accepting applications Gainesvilles first and only indie craft show is now accepting applications for its Dec. 2 event. Artists and crafters who make unique, giftable goods are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Oct. 7. Apply online at www.glamcraftshow.com/ apply. Office of Academic Support annual OAS Fall Week Upcoming events include:

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 JARED GINSBURGAlligator Contributing WriterHannah Siburts life changed 13 months ago. The 29-year-old was a second-year audiology Ph.D. student at UF when she gave birth to her son, Jacob. Although she was thrilled, after a while, juggling classes, teaching, researching, working and scheduling family time began to leave her feeling isolated and misunderstood. services, research, management and policy Ph.D. student and mother who had a project in mind to help them both. group new this semester designed to join doctoral mothers who want to share, learn, study and grow together. was blown away by the results. Moms were from nearly a dozen departments, she said. Some were expecting, others had newborns, others with toddlers or kinder garteners and even teens. group came from her own feelings of seclusion and discouragement as a single mom and student. A female doctoral student parent is not common in any department, she said. I creatal student parents and to support each other. Her hope is that the group will support moms in every step of the doctoral program. PhDMoms will give them a place to rest, vent and sound off on their concerns, struggles and stresses, she said. said. The group will meet every month at Corry Village Commons Room. Children and spouses are welcome to attend, and theres a play area for children. T mothers there had similar feelings. There was this sense of relief that there are other mothers going through the same thing, she said. At Siburts household, the emotional stress has decreased a bit. While shes not completely free of the physical and scheduling demands of motherhood and doctoral work, Siburt said the group makes her feel better, because its nice to know she has peers that empathize. Only the ones that are in the situation Im in can understand it, she said.PhDmoms support group encourages and brings relief John W. McLaughlin lll / AlligatorMellow Maudes Study Buddies

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in the 2008 election. Especially for students if youve just moved, if you havent reregistered, youve got to think about your situation, Obama said. Dont assume that youre registered. Acknowledging that Election Day hours could impede some students from getting to the polls, Obama went offscript to urge people to cast their ballots. said. Im like your mother. Youve got to vote. streets. Missy Goldstein, a 21-year-old Jewish studies senior, said the experience was inspiring. She just had everyone in the palm of her hand, she said. The second she went up there, people were silent and ready to listen. Materials science and engineering senior Claudia Sotomayor, 22, said she could tell Obama was passionate about the issues she addressed. You hear her talk, and you feel a rush of blood to your head, Sotomayor said. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@alligator. org. Contact Meredith Rutland at mrutland@alligator.org. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012Benjamin S. Brasch / Alligator StaffWicked WicketsA member of the Gator Cricket Club plays cricket on Lake Alice Field Monday night. He is play ing as the bowler, who pitches the ball to the batsman. CHRIS KIRSCHNERAlligator Contributing WriterAs part of a new promotion, 101 Cantina plans to give out 3,000 free shots as soon as it reaches 3,000 Twitter followers. As of Monday night, the account had about 2,800 followers. Located at 1632 W. University Ave., 101 Cantina uses its @101Cantina Twitter account daily to push promotions and get customer feedback about food and drinks, said Ryan Prodesky, vice president of marketing. Nick Mighion, a 21-year-old biology senior, said he doesnt have a Twitter account, so he didnt know about the shot promotion. him, he said. I would make a Twitter account, so I can be a follower of Cantina just so I can know when I can get free shots, he said. Once the company gains 3,000 followers, it will post the promotions exact date on its Twitter page. Customers dont have to be followers to receive free shots. Prodesky said the company has not discussed the logistics of the event, like how many shots people will be able to get or how much it will cost Cantina to give out the free shots. Prodesky said he is expecting a large crowd for this promotion, but the bar can only hold a certain number of people. Thirsty students craving free liquor should arrive early if they want to be allowed in the building. Prodesky said the bar understands the importance of using social media to interact with customers, and it takes into account everything customers mention from what kind of music it plays to the ingredients in its tacos. Maybe one day we will be popular like Chandler Parsons and have over 50,000 followers, he said. Thats the goal.Cantina to give out free shots as part of Twitter promotion ObaBAMaA, from page 1Obama encouraged early voting I would make a Twitter account, so I can be a follower of Cantina just so I can know when I can get free shots.Nick MighionUF biology senior THE LAST PHASE WILL BEGIN THIS FALL. BRANDON SHENKAlligator Contributing Writer Downtown library overhaul renovations are almost done after a year of work. The librarys downtown headquarters is going through a three-step renovation project, including creating a quiet reading room, installing more computer desks and adding study areas with Wi-Fi. The downtown library, 401 E. Univer sity Ave., will celebrate the grand re-openSept. 27. The last phase of renovations starts this fall and will focus on the childrens area. Its just another step in our ongoing renovations, said Nickie Kortus, marketing and public relations manager of the Alachua County Library District. We pride ourselves on being patron driven and friendly. As part of the changes, popular books have been shifted closer for easier access, public computers have been regrouped next to the printers and walls have been repainted. Ray Dantone, Gainesville resident, said the renovations look like theyre focused on helping library patrons get more out of the services. Library staff said a lot of attention has been given to the quiet reading room. I think its necessary in terms of having a place away from the main library, said Lisely Laboy, a full-time library assistant. Its a real positive. Kortus said the quiet reading room is the most popular room of the librarys Milhopper branch. Some people really cherish that absolute silence, she said.Downtown library renovations add study areas, quiet roomCAMMPUS AYANA STEWARTAlligator Contributing WriterUF is the 54th best college in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. The ranking system is based on factors including freshman retention rates, test scores, faculty-to-student ratio, reputation and graduation rates, and included 281 public and private universities. UF tied with Pepperdine University for 54th place nationally. UF is the highest-ranking Florida public school on the list. The Univer sity of Miami ranked 44th, and Florida Bethany Schuster, an 18-year-old public relations junior, said shes impressed by the rankings but thinks UF should have been higher. The College of Journalism and Communications is one of the top in the nation, she said. How does that translate to 54th overall? Schuster said she thought UFs reputation as a party school may have also affected the ranking. UF spokesman Steve Orlando said UF is pleased with the results. The university has worked very hard to keep moving forward despite a challenging budget situation, and those efforts seem to be paying off, he said. Orlando said some people may be critical of the methodology that U.S. News & World Report uses, but students and parents pay attention to its Best Colleges list. Measuring an experience can be a little bit of a subjective thing sometimes, he said. Rankings help put some sort of measurement in there.UF is 54th best US collegeOOrlando OCCUPY GAINESVILLE WILL HOST AN EVENT LATER IN THE MONTH. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterIn the early weeks of Occupy Wall Street, movements popped up across the nation and the world. Occupy Gainesville soon followed suit. Occupy Gainesville observed the oneyear anniversary of its parent movement Monday. However, the organization decided not to host an event. Instead it opted to celebrate Occupy Gainesvilles one-year anniversary later this month, said Tommy Baker, a UF alumnus. During the past year, Occupy Gainesville has been in the local spotlight for a series of arrests and protests. Baker said the Gainesville movement has been successful overall. Compared to where we were a year ago, I feel a lot better about my community and that my community can come together, he said. Heres a look at Occupy Gainesvilles year: Oct. 5: Occupy Gainesville hosted an informational meeting on the Bo Diddley Community Plaza to start the city movement. Oct. 13: Occupy UF hosted a meeting to form the university movement Oct. 14: Several protesters, including Bo Diddleys son, were arrested for trespassing on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Nov. 13: Police arrested about 20 Occupy Gainesville protesters for trespassing on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Jan. 22: Best-selling author Cornel West led an Occupy Gainesville protest to the front of the Alachua County Courthouse. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@alligator. org.Occupy protests one year old

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Elise Giordano / AlligatorLauren Wilkinson, 12, auditions for Gainesville Community Play houses rendition of White Christmas on Monday night. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterCurtis Hines wanted to buy drugs early Sunday morning, but when he didnt have enough money, his drug dealer suggested robbing a Dominos Pizza store. At about 3:10 a.m. Sunday, Hines, 36, walked into the store in the 2000 block of Southwest 13th Street and demanded money from the cashier, according to a Gainesville Police arrest report. Hines said he had a gun, and the cashier his dealer, Michael Deangelo Clayton, 25. Hines as the person who robbed the store. GPD arrested Hines at 1:16 a.m. on Monday and charged him with armed robbery and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Alachua County Jail records. Later that morning, Hines said in an inter view with GPD detectives that Clayton told him to rob the store to pay for the drug deal. at the ABC Motel, located off Southwest 13th Street, and arrested him at about 4 a.m. Police charged Clayton with drug possession, criminal conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to jail records. Police booked Clayton and Hines into Alachua County Jail early Monday, where they remained later that night with bonds set at $100,000 and $505,000 respectively. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@ alligator.org.Man robs pizza shop with gun EMILY PADGETTAlligator Contributing WriterThis weekend, students can see an elephant painting. No, not a painting of an elephant. Luke the elephant will paint for an audience this weekend as part of Elephant Appreciation Day. He is one of four elephants that will participate in the event, at Two Tails Ranch, 18655 NE 81st St., Williston, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 9 and younger. Elephant Appreciation Day will feature elephant demonstrations, a horse perfor mance and animals such as zebras, ostriches and emus. There will be pony rides, face painting, food and music. Patricia Zerbini, ranch owner, said the event will raise money for the ranch and its nization teaches the public about wild and captive elephants, Zerbini said. Kim Schell, a 20-year-old UF biology junior, said shes been to the ranch dur ing a volunteer project. She thought it was random for elephants to roam a Florida ranch, but she enjoyed the experience. Zerbini said she has to rely on word-ofmouth to advertise ranch events and tours, because all the money she makes goes back into the ranch. Hopefully, this will also alert the public a little more about the ranch, she said.Event will feature painting elephant, pony ridesHines KATHRYN VARNAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville may welcome art in all its forms, but its job market for professional theater is about as bad as the rest of the countrys. While UFs School of Theater + Dance graduates a steady stream of students, the Hippodrome State Theatre is the primary place to get a paying theater job in Gainesville, said Charlie Mitchell, a UF assistant professor in the School of Theater + Dance. A survey by the Actors Equity Association showed that from 2010 to 2011, 58.3 percent of actors in the association were employed per season, a percentage that increased more than 10 percent from the 2000 to 2001 seasonal unemployment rate. Mitchell came to teach at UF four years ago after working as an actor in New York City during the worst part of the economic recession. Barely anyone was producing shows, so he came to Florida. It was fortunate I got this job, because it was really sort of a desolate time, he said. Mitchell teaches Theater Appreciation with the help of teaching assistants from all over the country, he said. They are attracted to Gainesville for the education and teaching potential rather than the acting scene. UF acting professor Tim Altmeyer came to Gainesville from New York for the same reason. However, he said, acting jobs in Gainesville are sparse. Professionally speaking, its limited, he said. I would say its not a place where you want to sort of settle if you plan on just working Gainesville as an actor. To move forward in their careers, UF graduates travel to major cities in Florida like Orlando and Miami, where there are greater theater and commercial mar kets, Altmeyer said. Altmeyer and Mitchell said that the School of Theater + Dance provides students with extensive training for the professional world. Its a very creative community, Altmeyer said, so I think a lot of exciting talent is born here. Paul Poppe, a 19-year-old theatre and advertising sophomore, has been acting since fourth grade and opted for a double major to continue what he loves. I can pursue a passion and also something that can give me a possible career in the future, he said. Hes found a student acting outlet through the Florida Players and enjoys performing in Gainesville. Its a very open community to perform in, he said. It overall helps portray the message. Salary jobs dont come easily, Mitchell said. However, actors with a relentless drive can do well in the business. No one gets in this business because they think its easy, Mitchell said. They do it because they love it. While theater economy remains iffy in Gainesville, UF students have hopeHippodrome hires actorsLOCAL

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 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.Todays question: Have you ever been to a play at the Hippodrome Theatre?110 TOTAL VOTES32% YES 68% NOMondays question: Are you going to see Michelle Obama today?Secret Scouts Boy Scouts of America should be sorryY Voter apathy is absolutely patheticI Anayo Ordu is an advertising sophomore at UF. Her column appears on Tuesdays. Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Anayo Orduopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 IDerek Olson is a columnist for the Minnesota Daily at the University of Minnesota.Tax societys evils, not goods we needUWireDerek OlsonUWire Sayeh Gorjifard is a columnist for The Dartmouth at Dartmouth College.Testing teachers requires careful planUWireSayeh GorjifardUWire

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AYANA STEWARTAlligator Contributing WriterIts only September, but some Gainesville retailers have already started preparing for the holiday season. At the Kohls on 3501 SW Archer Road, theres an ornate Christmas section near the back of the store. Rows of ornaments, snow on display. Christmas cards, stockings and fake snow are for sale right next to Halloween decorations. Assistant store manager Andrea Kress said retailers transition into holidays earlier than the general public. The Kohls display has been up for a week. Were trying to maximize sales, Kress said. She said people have shown interest in the items during the last few days. The display will stay up until late December. At The Oaks Mall, stores setups vary. Belk and Macys have sections with Christmas merchandise. As of Friday, J.C. Penney had not decorated for Christmas, and a Sears employee said the store was setting up a display that day. Oaks Mall spokesman William Bivins said each store decides when to decorate for Christmas. The mall will put up its own Christmas display Nov. 10. Steven Kirn, executive director of UFs David F. Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research, said retailers set up early to try to extend the holiday season and encourage customers to spend more. Its clearly the biggest-selling season of the year for retailers, and its been creeping earlier and earlier each year, he said. Shoppers might shop for gifts earlier if Christmas items are on sale, he said. Kirn said store Christmas displays may appeal to people who buy gifts far in advance, and it could help shoppers realize the holiday season is closer than they had thought. But 18-year-old psychology sophomore Arline Herrera thinks putting up Christmas decorations before Halloween is excessive. My family usually puts Christmas decorations up after Thanksgiving, and I think a lot of people do too, she said. I think its better to just leave it around that time. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 Ryan Jones / AlligatorCustomers can now get a head start on buying this years Christmas stockings, trees and ornaments, which are already for sale at the Kohls at 3501 SW Archer Road. KELLY PRICEAlligator Contributing WriterWhen Grace Collins sees a report about a natural disaster on the news, she wants to get there to help out as soon as she can. But I guess Im just one girl, the 22-year-old UF law student said. I cant be everywhere. Collins is up for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, which is given based on athletic and academic achievements, community service and leadership. Collins is among II and will face six more candidates from divisions I and III for the award. She will attend the award banquet Oct.14 at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. Collins just started classes at UFs Levin College of Law and was nominated this summer by Barry University, from which she graduated in May. Dennis Jezek Jr., Barrys sports information director, nominated Collins for the award. He said there was no question about who the university would nominate. A lot of athletes at Barry have ser vice hours, but the thing about Grace is we have never had anyone with as much community service as her like, ever, Jezek said. No ones been quite like her. During her time at Barry, she or ganized a campuswide effort to send packages to soldiers stationed over seas through the organization Amer icas Moms for Soldiers. Despite having the packed schedule of a student athlete, she went throughout campus between classes and practices and sat at tables, urging other students to sign letters for the soldiers care packages. 2010, Collins went to help. She volunteered at a thrift store there, moving furniture and organizing clothes. She also spent time with LP PENCIL Box, an organization that gives away free school supplies to educators. You can donate stuff and never really understand your impact, she said. But if you go there, you can reCollins toured Nashville and saw water damage, mold and peeling walls. The peoples faces there still burn in her mind, she said. It kind of shocks you to see that its scary, she said. But it brings a smile to your face, knowing theyre thankful youre just there. Collins, who played softball at Barry, was inspired by the athletic training staff there. She said giving future athletes opportunities like those the Barry staff gave her would be a dream come true. That dream ranked UFs law school No. 1 on Collins list due to its role in the Southeastern Conference and opportunities for networking, she said. At UF, she plans to specialize in sports law and possibly to intern with the UF athletic department. has sent since the NCAA began giving out the award in 1995, Jezek said. student athlete to win the Barry University Presidents Award, which is given to the schools most outstanding senior. In the meantime, Collins said, shes humbled to get this far in the competition. I do these things not for the recognition, but because I like to help other people, she said. But to say its been easy would be a lie.UF law student, athlete nominated for NCAA awardLOCALChristmas arrives early in stores A lot of athletes at Barry have service hours, but the thing about Grace is we have never had anyone with as much community service as her like, ever. No ones been quite like her.Dennis Jezek Jr.sports information director

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Call Mitchell Realty 352-374-8579 10-31-12-67-2 $500,private apt, greenspace; ceiling fans; patio with locking gate; near UF; prefer quiet,mature; 1824 NW 9th st; 352 284 3873;352 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net 10-2-12-30-2 $650, 2 br, apt,pool, laundry, walk to UF,Shands,Vet School; ceiling fans;carpet & tile, some utils; prefer quiet mature; 352 376 080.352 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net 10-2-12-30-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com Call/text 352-538-1550 9-19-12-20-22BR/1BA APARTMENT 7210 SW 45th Place. $525/moNo pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 9-21-1220-2 TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $625/mo + $625 sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. 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ALLIGATOR UF Surplus Equipment Auctionsare underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 125-12-71-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 12-5-71-10 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 12-5-12-71-10 MUSIC STORE Studio PercussionBUY SELL TRADE LESSONS NEW USED Founded by UF Florida Alumni! Go Gators! facebook.com/StudioPercussionSpDrumShop 2512 NE 1st Blvd We are closest to UF! 10-4-30-10 TIRED OF CORPORATE COUNTRY MUSIC?CRJCOUNTRY.COMROOTS COUNTRY WITH A TWIST 9-21-10-10 MCINTOSHWORLD.COM. We want to be your Boutique.Gifts,Cards,LP's,Ladies and Mens Clothes.Plants,Art,Shoes,Rock&Roll.15 miles South on Hwy.441 352-591-7744 open Sat.thru Tues.We want your business. 1023-30-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. 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VEHICLES $1000 AND UP! 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 BUY FOR BLOWOUT PRICES & SAVE BIG!!! VEHICLES STARTING AT $1000 PRICES NEGOTIABLE!!! 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 97 HONDA CIVIC $5999 99 HONDA ACCORD $5999 98 ACURA RL $6999 02 HONDA ACCORD $6999 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 01 TOYOTA CAMRY $6999 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $6999 00 HONDA ODYSSEY $7999 02 VOLVO STYPE $8999 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 98 TOYOTA 4RUNNER $4999 00 ISUZU RODEO $5999 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUV'S & VANS! 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 12-5-71-12 99 HONDA ACCORD $6999 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $6999 03 NISSAN SENTRA $6999 02 TOYOTA CAMRY $7999 352-375-9090 12-5-71-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8999 04 TOYOTA COROLLA $8999 03 NISSAN ALTIMA $8999 04 TOYOTA CAMRY $10,999 352-375-9090 12-5-71-12 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 $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 12-5-71-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-5-71-13 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. 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 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 9-21-12-71-13 RESEARCH STUDY: Have you had a positive skin test for TB tuberculosis) and have NOT received BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin)? This is a study comparing two forms of skin testing preparations in PPD-positive persons, 18-60 years of age. If you think you are eligible to take part in this study, please contact Linda at 352-2739376. 9-21-12-21-13 CUTTING-EDGE UF RESEARCH STUDY BOTH smokers AND never-smokers Periodontal (gum line) sampling only 5 visits over 2 years; up to 1.5 hr each visit FREE oral exam, up to $160 compensation Call: 352-`392-2945 or 352-641-0319 1016-12-30-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-5-12-71-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! 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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Freshman Gordon Watson of the UF men's tennis team won the Bedford Cup. See story, page 15.Unroe Earns SEC AwardSophomore libero Taylor Unroe was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. Unroe averaged 5.12 digs per set in two weekend wins, with a career-high 24 on Friday against Arkansas. Hernandez Nursing Injured AnkleFormer Florida tight end Aaron Hernandez, now with the New England Patriots, will be out multiple weeks due to an injured right ankle, according to multiple reports. David Carr / Alligator StaffFlorida quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) escapes pressure on Saturday during the Gators' 37-20 victory against Tennessee at Neyland Stadium. Driskel threw for 219 yards and ran for another 81. ADAM PINCUS Alligator Staff Writer Jeff Driskel looks the part, but hes not ready to compare himself to another running quarterback from Floridas past. Still, the sophomore showed on Saturday why he is mentioned in the same conversation as Tim Tebow. ter, Driskel and Omarius Hines ceiver sweep. Driskel picked up the coming pass rush and ran 10 yards His improvisation consistently extended drives for Florida. parisons, even back in high school, Driskel said. Just because of our body size and the way we can run the ball. Its nice to be compared, but I wouldnt go that far and say I try try to be like him. But I guess we do play similar styles. Driskel earned Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors after racking up 219 passing yards, 81 rushing yards and two touchdowns against Tennessee. season, Driskel has 608 yards of total offense. His 113 rushing yards rank fourth among SEC quarterbacks. starter, Tebow amassed 192 rushing yards through three games. He also won the Heisman Trophy. Driskel may not belong in the same conversation as Tebow, but like the Heisman Trophy winner, he isnt afraid of an oncoming tackler. I try to make a vertical cut and get as many yards as possible, Driskel said. I dont really try to get out of bounds. running quarterback presents the same quandary for defenses that Tebow did for his three years as a starter. Add in versatile Trey Burton, and with Driskel and running back Mike Gillislee. lot of issues for a defense when a Driskel drawing Tebow comparisons with rushing prowess REDSHIRT SENIOR STARTING AT BUCK LINEBACKER FOR GATORS. JOSH JURNOVOY Alligator Staff Writer paying off. nant on both sides of the ball, outgaining minutes. McCray, a redshirt senior Buck linebacker, was a big part of the defenses tercepted him on the third drive of the game. years for Florida, accumulating just 16 season and saw limited action the rest of the year. Just been a lot of hard work, McCray said of earning an increased role. A lot of dedication, just trying to get better and better every day. Crays work ethic rushing skills have mensely. Hes a threat off the edge, but hes also He can really get his hands on people and get them off of him. Hes a guy that can convert speed to power in the rush, which is critical for a speed rusher, which is what he is. McCray shining in pass rush FIRE JOE MORGAN On Saturday, the Hot Light burned brightly. Trey Burton was making doughnuts. The night sky in Knoxville, Tenn., lers, bear claws and Boston cream as against Tennessee. Burton carried the ball three times in the third quarter. His second touchdown kicked off a minutes. The aroma was familiar. Florida has enjoyed this sweetness before. Two years ago, UF enjoyed sugar tesy of Burton ence opponents Kentucky and Georgia. Both Prior to this year, Burton has rarely fared well against ranked opponents. Burton has averaged just 23.1 yards per contest. Florida coach Will Muschamp has tried bringing home Krispy Kreme for Burton not the go-to player coaches, fans think he is Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan UF Fo otball SEE NOTES, PAGE 14 SEE JOE, PAGE 14 SEE DRISKEL, PAGE 14 "Its nice to be compared, but I wouldnt go that far and say I try to be like him, or him. But I guess we do play similar styles.Jeff Driskel UF quarterback

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did not go well. Facing a critical fourth-and-1 during the UF elected to run Burton up the middle. 6-yard line. Even Urban Meyer learned the hard way John Brantley led Florida deep into Alaton. one can eat. Burton. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator. org. 14ALLIGATOR Special Teams: Injuries:Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org.David Carr / Alligator Staff red zone in Florida's win against Tennessee at Neyland Stadium. Easley day-to-day, Green probable for Saturday against UK NOTES, from page 13David Carr / Alligator StaffDefensive lineman Dominique Easley is tended to by his teammates on Saturday at JOE, from page 13Rushing success setting up passing opportunities for GatorsContact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org. DRISKEL, from page 13 If we had had some injuries, probably could have played, but we held [Green].UF football head coach UF Fo otball

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15Kelly Logan / AlligatorFreshman Gordon Watson hits a forehand during Sundays action in the Bedford Cup in Linder Stadium at the Ring Tennis Complex. MAX MATTERNAlligator Writer One year ago, Southeastern Conference tennis programs such as Georgia, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt sought highly touted recruit Gordon Watson. Watson was undecided on where he wanted to play collegiate tennis until he visited Gainesville. he fell in love with the facilities and staff. It felt like home, Watson said at the time. I really loved the other schools on my list, but I realized that I wanted to continue my training in Florida after my visits. nament in the same city he fell in love with Watson defeated North Floridas Moritz Buerchner in three sets Monday morning by a score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, to win the Bedford Cup. son said. I knew Moritz Buerchner had tough matches [Sunday]. I decided to play steady and make him work. I knew I could outlast him if it went three sets, and it did go three sets. Outlast is exactly what Watson did. After ponent. going and going, Watson said. Watsons momentum started in neither the of 32, when he played No. 3 seed Benjamin Lock of FSU. Watson edged Lock 6-4, 6-4. through the second round, beating Benjamin Lock, Watson said. It really lifted my spir its. What made his performance even more eyeopening? The Bedford Cup was only the redshirt freshmans second time competing in a collegiate tournament. Watson making an impact as fast as he has he was signing his letter of intent. Being a freshman, it is a great experience, Watson said. I really didnt expect any of this coming in. It is what it is, and I wouldnt give it up for the world.Watson making early impactAundre Larrow / Alligator StaffRedshirt junior Agata Strausa runs in the Mountain Dew Invitational on Saturday morning at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. CROSS COUNTRY TAYLOR GAINESAlligator Writer Junior Agata Strausa had never run a race as a member of the Gators cross country team before her victory at the Mountain Dew Invitational. Nonetheless, no one seemed very surprised Well, we knew she was talented, coach Paul Spangler said. The girls got skills. Strausa was born in Riga, Latvia and attended school at Hermann-von-Helmholtz in Germany before transferring to Florida in January. The urge to become a part of Gator Nation became too much for her to resist. I really wanted to make the American experience, and I just fell in love with the Gators on my recruit trip, Strausa said. This is where I want to represent. Its a great team, great coaches it seemed like the perfect opportunity. Her transition to the Orange and Blue happened quicker than most would have expected. placed 10th in the womens 3,000 meter. No one would have faulted Strausa, who ran for a club team in Germany before coming to America, if she had a bit of an adjustment period. After all, she was in a new climate, surrounded by new coaches and teammates, living in a different country. Youre used to doing things one way and now youve got a new coach and youre doing things differently, Spangler said. For her to come out here and have a really good race in were doing as far as training but also gives her son. Strausa will play an important role moving forward as the Gators try to replace Genevieve LaCaze, who graduated this spring and ran for Australia in the Olympics this summer. We want to go to nationals as a team and thats what we are all working to, Strausa said. We work really hard and we look really good in practice. We just have to stay healthy. CHARLES KINGSBURYAlligator Writer Florida is currently second afat the Dale McNamara Invitational on Monday. The Gators shot a 285 (-3) in (+3) in the second, resulting in a Arizona State after Day 1 of the 15-team tournament. Strong outings by sophomore Camilla Hedberg and senior Isabelle Lendl helped put the Gators in second place after the Sun Devils posted the days lone underpar team score. Hedberg tied a team low by carding a 67 (-5) with four birdies and an eagle against one bogey. Camilla and Isabelle each had a great round in the morning and afternoon, respectively, coach Emily Bastel said. Those rounds kept us in the golf tournament. with a 71 (-1), carding four bogeys. holes to close out a promising showing. She carried the momentum of round into the second, starting with another three straight birdies. The senior posted a 67 (-5), including seven birdies. Lendls combined 138 (-6) was vidual leaderboard. Hedberg totaled 140 (-4) on the day, tying her for second with Jayde Panos of Oklahoma State. In spite of Lendl and Hedbergs strong performances, support from the rest of the Gators was sparse. Overall, it wasnt our best day, but we are looking forward to tomorrow and glad we are in the hunt, Bastel said. Senior Mia Piccio posted a 76 (+4) in Mondays second round to bring her tourney total to 148 (+4). Piccio bogeyed two holes and double-bogeyed another. She is currently tied for 20th. Freshman Ursa Orehek carded a 75 (+3) in the second round to bring her two-round total to 155 (+11). ished the day with a score of 76 (+4) for a two-day total of 151 (+7). Young bogeyed on three separate occasions in the second round and double-bogeyed the sixth hole. The Gators will pick up play of the invitational. Florida trails Arizona State by four strokes. I am proud of the girls for hanging in there on a long 36hole day, Bastel said. It is, obviously, physically tiring, but even more mentally tiring. But we will be ready to go tomorrow. UF Golf Gordon Watson

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Josh: The biggest question about Florida entering the season was whether it would have enough effective skill players on offense. UF lost Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps at cant additions. After starting the season 3-0 and putting up 555 yards of total offense against Tennessee on Saturday, fans have to be feeling pretty good about the teams playmakers. Frankie Hammond Jr., Trey Burton and Mike Gillislee all made explosive plays for a team that struggled in that area a year ago. Not so fast. This is still largely the same personnel in the country in plays from scrimmage of at least 30 yards. Until these players show the same explosiveness against one of the better defenses in the Southeastern Conference, there is no reason to believe they can make enough explosive plays for the Gators to contend for an SEC title. Adam: Way to ruin the party, Josh. Sure, the Gators have a quarterback with three career starts, a running back who hasnt played a full season and a ragtag group of receivers who have never been playmakers. But this isnt the Florida team from a year ago. While John Brantley focused on dumping the football to his running backs in the and given them a chance. Rainey and Demps were responsible for games of 2011. Gillislee, Floridas starting running back in 2012, has just one reception. As far as the playmakers (are concerned), we have them. We just have to get the ball out there, get the ball in our hands and well do the rest, Hammond said. The playmakers out there just have to get our opportunities and take advantage of them. Florida generated four plays of more than 20 yards against Tennessee in 2011, all of which Rainey and Demps were responsible for. The Gators more than doubled that total on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn., and had than 20 yards. This bodes well going forward. The offense isnt centered around two speed backs that cant play the north-south style Will Muschamp wants. Distributing the football and playing off the physical running of Gillislee is what makes this team go. As Muschamp said after Saturdays game, This is a different 3-0. Josh: Muschamp also said that the Gators are, not where [they] need to be but certainly better than [they] have been. Even he knows the team still needs to show improvement to be true contenders. strides, but that doesnt mean the playmakers will still make plays against Georgia, Florida State and LSU. Trey Burton had the two big touchdown runs, but that was as much bad preparation on Tennessees part as it was him doing anything right. The Vols inexcusably didnt have either edge contained and looked like they might actually be expecting a pass from Burton, who has thrown the ball just 12 times in his career. The best defenses in the SEC will not be Adam: Why not give the Florida offense a little bit of credit? Hammond said before the season that offensive coordinator Brent Pease has brought a more creative system to the Gators. This isnt the onelook offense Charlie Weis ran last year. The redshirt senior receiver said it himself on UFs media day. If Pease is making these players better, isnt that enough? Judging from last season, the Gators playmakers dont have anywhere to go except up, and a favorable schedule will help Florida going forward. There isnt the ridiculous October stretch this season like there was in 2011, when the Gators played three SEC games against top-10 defenses. Florida has four teams on its schedule this season that were top-10 defenses in 2011. The only true road game against those four opponents comes in Tallahassee against Florida State. Not only is this a changed team with an easier schedule, but these playmakers have gotten better. Whether thats because of new starting quarterback Jeff Driskel or an improvement of talent remains to be seen, but the numbers dont lie. Florida has the skill players it needs to win. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org and Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator. org. THE RALLY Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffWide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. (85) shoves aside a Tennessee defender on his way to a career-long 75-yard touchdown in UFs 37-20 win on Saturday at Neyland Stadium. Adam Pincustwitter: @pincus_adam Josh Jurnovoytwitter: @joshjurnovoy 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012