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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 30 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida 84 /71Sales tax to repave county, city roads will be on Nov. 6 ballotThe surtax will add a .75 percent sales tax, pg 9. Unnecessary childhood censorship: Youll never be the sameRead all about it at alligator.org/blogs.UF Offensive Line Faces Tough Test in LSU: defensive line on Saturday in The Swamp, pg. 13. Senior T.J. Vogel shot a 68 (-2) on tied for seventh at the Olympia Fields/ Illini Invitational. See story, page 14. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 SPORTS 13Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffWe Didnt Start the Fire SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterAbout 5,860 people voted Tuesday in UFs Student Government elections, which continue today. That number is about 11 percent less than Spring Fall 2011 elections was 5,486, chives. While voting, students are asked three times to verify their district. If it is wrong, they are asked to digitally correct address. trict E, which included zip codes not in the other four also occurred in the Fall 2011 elections. Students may have been placed in District E because of the University Registrar, chives. Maggie McGovern was trict Tuesday when she tried ing. thropology junior said. She new address. istered for District E, the dent doesnt live in any of the other zip codes. But when First day of elections sees voting problemsSEE ELECTIONS, PAGE 4 KELLY PRICEAlligator Contributing WriterFemale students in science, technology, engineering and according to a recent Yale University study. But faculty and students are trying to prevent that bias from impacting UFs campus. Solutions lie in educating employers and teaching female students to promote their skills, said Teresa Balser, dean of UFs College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. I suspect it is just as big a problem at UF as at any other university, she said. Now that I know the study is out there, we can ensure there isnt a bias against students. The study, which was published online Sept. 17 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, assigned fake male and female names to identical mock applications plications. The team found that male applicants were offered salaries fessors said they would choose the male applicants before the female applicants to mentor or to bring to conventions. Study finds gender bias is present in hiring for STEM jobs CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterThe response from police and volunteers dent who disappeared Sept. 20. search for Christian Aguilar. Dozens of law enforcement agencies from throughout the state have donated resources, Doral, Fla., police dogs from the Palm Beach the FBI. from different areas, like the departments pearance. Thats going to continue as long as we keep getting fresh leads, Tobias said. He said police searched about 25 locations around the city Monday. Its very spotty, he said. Its almost like throwing a dart to a map. bias added. The locations are determined by leads and from phone calls to the department. Alongside police, volunteers traveled to missing family member. Tobias said about 300 people, including Gainesville and Miami residents, participated in the search effort Saturday. I cant remember in my eight years here Friends, family, police pooling resources to search for missing studentSEE STEM, PAGE 4 SEE SEARCH, PAGE 4JOBS I suspect it is just as big a problem at UF as at any other university.Teresa Balserdean of College of Agricultural and Life SciencesAguilar

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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 30 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012 TODAYFORECASTTHUNDER STORMS 84/65 THUNDER STORMS 84/68 THUNDER STORMS 85/70 THUNDER STORMS 88/71 THUNDER STORMS 84/71 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAYWHATS HAPPENINGFree Documentary Screening: Hungry for Change Mindful Movies will present its second screening in Meeting Room A of the downtown library. Hungry for Change exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss and food industries dont want you to know about, such as deceptive strategies designed to keep you craving more. Could the foods we are eating actually keep us stuck in the diet trap? You owe it to yourself to understand how to eat healthy. Join our discussions Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To find out more, visit www.mindfulmovies.info. Golden Key third general body meeting UF Golden Key will host Falls third general body meeting in Little Hall, Room 109 at 7 p.m. It will discuss upcoming events and opportunities like its new Freshman Mentorship Program and its gameday recycling efforts in conjunction with Green Team. Stop by the meeting a few minutes early, at 6:45 p.m., for free pizza and soda. For more information, visit www. facebook.com/ufgoldenkey. American Pharmacists Month Join APhA-ASP and other pharmacy students around the country to celebrate American Pharmacists Month during October. As medication experts, pharmacists have become a vital part of the health care process and are involved in medication therapy management, improvement of patients quality of life and overall healthcare cost reduction. Celebrate and learn more about pharmacy at the APhA-ASP at www.phar macist.com. Study Abroad in Europe Info Session Meet students and faculty of the Center for European Studies five summer programs, in Brussels; Istanbul; Krakow, activities. Swamptoberfestthemed events include German cuisine and beers at select restaurants and bars, the chicken dance every hour on the hour and live musical performances. Purchase a $20 VIP wristband to get five additional free things. Join the Suds Drive benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Gainesville by bringing laundry detergent, and get half off a VIP wristband. Check out www.facebook.com/firstfridaygainesville for more information. Asthma study If you are an African-American between ages 18 and 75 and have been diagnosed with asthma for more than a year, you may be eligible to be part of a research study at UF. Enroll at Eastside Community Practice through December 2012. If youre interested, please call Cheri Knecht at 352-219-7366. 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 formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Poland; Prague; and Salzburg, Austria. Enjoy pizza while learning about the six-week programs. The info session will be in Turlington Hall, Room 3312, Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For details, contact Jim Robbins at jwrobbins@ufl.edu. Small Satellite Design Club hosts speaker UF Small Satellite Design Club will host Bob Atkins, Ph.D., UF alumnus and former senior member of the Lockheed Martin Human Space Flight team at the Kennedy Space Center. Atkins led a long and successful career at KSC, where he supported the Space Shuttle Team as well as provided leader ship for the launch site elements of Advanced Program Development. Learn about the space systems industry and the experience of one of UFs own on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Arredondo Cafe in the Reitz Union. Hispanic Scholarship Fund hosting workshop The HSF Scholar Chapter at UF will host a resume-building workshop Thursday in Rinker Hall, Room 220, at 7:30 p.m. The club will also introduce the two service projects for the semester and will provide free food. First Friday: Swamptoberfest Dont miss Octobers First Friday, Swamptoberfest, in downtown Gainesville Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Participating downtown shops and restaurants will have specials, music and

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 CAMPUS CHARMAINE MILLERAlligator Contributing WriterUF Student Governments Academic Affairs Cabinet will host the inaugural Steps to Success Tutoring Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today on the Reitz Union Colonnade. Tutoring companies like Study Edge and Smokin Notes will offer promotional products and coupons for their services to people who stop by. Eight groups are scheduled to attend and aim to make students more aware of their options, said Emily Hilton, SG director of academic affairs. Most students dont realize there are free tutoring services, even on campus, she said. Food science and human nutrition sophomore Abigail Gruspe, 18, had mainly heard of tutoring services that charge fees. Im sure the way they condense it is helpful, Gruspe said. But I really think that with Smokin Notes and those kinds of things, its more important that you go to class and take notes. The fair will provide free students to check in at the SG table with their Gator1 cards will receive free T-shirts. Michael Mas, an 18-year-old mechanical and aerospace engineering freshman, said he is interested in visiting the event. But he wasnt sure how to balance his time between the tutoring fair and Career Showcase. I think its a wonderful opout whats out there and to increase the overall academic success at our school, Hilton said. Family, youth and community sciences junior Theresa Faleti, 20, said the fair could be helpful, depending on what classes UF students are taking. nitely go, Faleti said.Fair offers tutoring resources SURF FRENZY IS SOLD OUT. AUDREYANNA LOGUERREAlligator Contributing WriterSigEp Surf Frenzy is an annual event, but tonight itll be at a new location. The Florida Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon decided to move its philanthropic event from the Florida Theatre to the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this year to cater to audience members, said John-Paul Suastegui, the event director. He said the fraternity had to turn people away last year because the building reached capacity. The Phillips Center can seat more people, said Carlos Gordian, president of Sigma Phi Epsilon. It will cost the event in the new location, the 21-yearold material science and engineering junior said. This years Surf Frenzy is sold out, with 1,680 tickets sold, Suastegui said. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Its a very competitive event that people care about, Suastegui said. They know at the end of the day its going to a good cause. The fraternitys goal is to match the $24,974 it raised last year, said Florida Diabetes Camp, a year-round camp that provides recreational activities and diabetes education to diabetic children.SigEp moves charity event Most students dont realize there are free tutoring services, even on campus.Emily HiltonSG director of academic affairs

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students are registered for other districts, the zip codes did not appear. When Vatsal Vora voted at the CSE building, he didnt know which district he should have been registered in. Im not 100 percent sure, but it seems like it was correct, said the 18-year-old computer engineering sophomore. Supervisor of Elections Stephen Davis did not return phone calls regarding the districts. Students Party President Ford Dwyer was placed in District B even though hes running for District D, where he lives. We are disappointed but still deciding what will happen about that, Dwyer said. Despite potential district issues, he said Swamp Party spokesman Daniel Landesberg echoed that sentiment. I think they went well, but I guess well see [tonight], he said. Landesberg said he doesnt think the issue regarding districts will cause problems. He said the multiple chances given to students to change their districts worked well. The Election Commission also heard Tuesday. The commission voted the Students Party must remove by 10 a.m. today ments. The other complaint, which was about the Students Party tweeting during a summer Student Senate meeting, was dismissed because the commission could not The commission will hear other elecpress time, it had received four complaints, said Election Commission chairman Wes Stephens. The Supreme Court also heard an appeal regarding the Election Commissions decision that the Swamp Party cannot be referred to as the former Unite Party, or any variation thereof, in campaign materials. The court lifted the cease and desist order. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@ alligator.org. a search that has taken this kind of magnitude, he said. cers available to manage search teams during the weekend, Gainesville Police limited the number of volunteers who could participate, Tobias said. Since then, volunteer participation dropped. Tobias said about 20 volunteers helped police with the search Monday and Tuesday. We still have volunteers coming out, wanting to give this family some closure, he said. Ive never seen a response like that. Volunteers interested in helping with the search can sign up at the Florida Farm Bureau, 5600 SW 34th St. The search will start today at 9 a.m. This time, anyone will be able to help, and there will be no limit to how many people can participate. something for you to do, he wrote on the GPDs Facebook page. spokeswoman, said volunteers will be provided with food, water, supTheyll get trained for what they are trying to look out for, she said. University Police vans will then take volunteers from the check-in to the search locations from the Florida Farm Bureau. is now a search and recovery effort, Tobias cautioned potential volunteers that they need to understand what theyre looking for. not for a live person; youre searching for the victim of a murder, he said. We dont want kids out there. We want people to be fully aware that more than likely what theyre going to discover, if its a civilian that discovers it, is going to be disturbing. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org. 4, ALLIGATOR Andrea Sarcos / AlligatorJeremy Melendez, 20, Roman Quintana, 20, and Marcy Khan, 20, cast their votes Tuesday at the Reitz Union computer lab. They said they want a say in what happens at UF. ABOUT 44 PERCENT OF U.S. ADULTS HAVE SMARTPHONES. NOELIA TRUJILLOAlligator Contributing Writer each had his or her differences in appearance, they had one thing in common: They were looking at their smartphones. Criminology and law sophomore Edwin Velazquez, 19, was one of the UF students heading home from class glancing at his Velazquez is one of the about 50 percent of U.S. adults who have mobile access to the Internet through a smartphone or cellence in Journalism survey released Monday. I like listening to music when I use my phone on the bus, and the topics that will most likely be presented at the debate. The survey found that tablet and smartphone ownership now own a tablet, and 44 percent of U.S. adults own a smartphone. The simple fact that technology is booming forces most I always see people on their smartphones, said Sheila years, Scolaro said she cant imagine life without them. She said she likes to check her email on her phone and to see her planner electronically. However, she prefers to look at the news on her laptop. While the Pew survey said that almost two-thirds of the smartphone and tablet owners use their devices to read the news, it also found that 41 percent of mobile users prefer to view the news from their computers. smartphone or a tablet. She said she wont pay for the unnecessary data plans that come with smartphones. Last time I purchased a phone, I noticed how few choices there were for nonsmartphones, she said. I think thats what the consumer wants, and thats what the industry is pushing toward.Survey shows half of US adults have mobile Internet access ELECTIONS, from page 1 SEARCH, from page 1 biased, but the bias was stronIt shows how pervasive these biases are in our culture about women not being as good of scientists and those kinds of messages, she said. There was no difference between young or old professors der parity. Their bias seems to be evenly distributed. Jean Larson, a professor in UFs mathematics department, said she was not surprised by she had seen previous studies come to similar conclusions. the mathematics department are male, Larson said. Its been that way for a long time, but its a lot better now than when I started in 1974. woman to get a doctorate in mathematics at her graduate school, Dartmouth College, but she has not felt discriminated against. Kent Crippen, associate professor of STEM education in UFs College of Education, said the study implies the bias is deeply rooted and requires a new approach to correct it. If its unconscious bias, it tells us we need a whole different approach, he said. Its much more subtle than we think it would be. They dont not capable, but they send messages very clearly. Crippen said he has heard students and colleagues at UF talk about the issue, but that it isnt necessarily connected to one place. The study raises concerns 21-year-old chemical engineer ing senior, wants to go into. But she said she hasnt seen effects of gender bias at UF. of Women Engineers, Ciorniis on spreading the word about opportunities for women in nities like the Career Showcase have helped her get interviews, and the club has acted as a supbe a woman in engineering. Ciornii said she thinks that as more young women graduate with STEM degrees, the bias will diminish. I think a lot has to do with older generations who maybe havent gotten used to changes in the last 40 years, she said. biggest thing is not to be pessimistic but not be complacent, either. STEM, from page 1 Almost all of the people in the mathematics department are male.Jean Larsonmathematics professor Seats:9 seats for District A, which includes zip codes 32601,32609 and 32641 7 seats for District B, which is 32603, 32605, 32606 and 32653 7 seats for District C, which is 32607 13 seats for District D, which is 32608 1 seat for District E, which includes all other zip codes

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AYANA STEWARTAlligator Contributing WriterStudents who want to vote in Alachua County have less than a week left to register. The deadline is Tuesday for general election voter registration. Students can grab a form on campus from various voting organizations on Turlington Plaza and at the Reitz Union. Forms are also available at public libraries and the chua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter said all forms must be postmarked by Tuesday. There will be federal, state, county and municipal candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot. Carpenter said Florida law requires voters to be registered for at least 29 days before voting in an election. She said anyone who is eligible to vote can register by visiting the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections website and printing a voter registration form. The future is in their hands, she said. Theyre the ones who are going to be living whatever future is created. Billy Farrell, president of UF College Democrats, said the club wants all students to be able to vote. Our goal is to register every ation, the 20-year-old environmental science junior said. He said UF College Democrats will be outside the Reitz Union and Turlington Hall with voter registration forms every day this week. Theres no excuse not to register, Farrell said. Katy Melchiorre, 21-year-old political science and telecommunication senior and chairwoman of UF College Republicans, said students should realize their votes matter. It really can make a difference, especially in a state like Florida, she said. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Rachel Jones / AlligatorJanine Monfries, 21, helps with the Power Vote campaign while Voter registration deadline is Tuesday DANIELLE BOYDAlligator Contributing WriterThe UF Counseling and Wellness Center is now using traditional Chinese medicine to reduce students anxiety and stress. The center hosts a group called Moving the Anxious Mind, which implements qigong exercises, that meets Tuesdays at the center from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Stress is a perceived threat, said Barbara Welsch, a licensed psychologist and group instructor. Stress is the brain overriding the bodys desire to choke the hell out of someone or something that deserves it. Interested students should to call the center to sign up for the group or contact Welsch. Instructors will teach students how to tar get areas of pain where stress has settled in, ments. If you dont try and just go through the movements, it wont work. she said. You have to try. Most importantly, smile from your heart, and then you will do qigong. It is a lifelong practice that will help manage stress and prevent its effects, with just 15 minutes a day, Welsch said. biology student and power yoga instructor, said all bodies have electrical impulses that affect the health of muscles, organs and cognitive abilities. blocked, fatigued or inactive, causing insomnia, mood changes, pain and immune system problems, he said. the body to guide qi, or energy, to tense muscles and parts of the body, Jones said. Qigong will help bring your mind back to what you were doing the here and now, he said. Jones said. By reducing the amount of stress and anxiety in their lives, qigong helps students with sleep, concentration, focus, cognitive behavior and the immune system.UF to offer Chinese medicine to reduce students stresses MEREDITH MULVIHILLAlligator Contributing WriterSmile youre on RTS camera. Beginning this semester, UF students who get on Regional Transit System buses will be on camera during the rides. As of the end of the summer, all RTS buses have cameras on the inside and outside of the vehicles. Some new buses already had the cameras installed, and the older buses had the cameras installed during the summer, RTS spokesman Chip Skinner wrote in an email. These cameras are constantly running and can be used in the case of on-board incidences and crashes, he said. The total cost of the project was $235,000. No particular incident caused the installation of the cameras, Skinner said. Cameras inside and outside the buses have become an industry so. each bus, he said. Three are inside the bus: one each in the front, in the back and watching outside the windshield. Two outside cameras face the front of the bus. He said that most bus drivers are happy to have the cameras on board, and the video surveillance has already saved the city from paying out some accident liability claims by showing the RTS driver was not at fault. There are a very few that still do not like the cameras, as they feel it is an invasion of their privacy, Skinner said. those operators are usually doing something against our policies and procedures. For the most part, students see the installation of the cameras as a positive thing. Danielle Capitini, 19-year-old UF criminology and law sophomore, said she knew about the addition of cameras and didnt feel they were an invasion of privacy. I think its just there to protect the students, she said. A bus isnt really a private place anyways. Luigi Forvil, a 23-year-old UF philosophy junior, said he thought the cameras could be an invasion of privacy. However, he felt the cameras are more helpful than harmful. Its a good thing because if theres a robbery, police can track it down easier, Forvil said.Security camerasadded to all RTS busesThe exercises are on Tuesdays The future is in their hands.County Supervisor of Elections

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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 EditorialWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 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: Do you have a smartphone?70 TOTAL VOTES46% YES 54% NOTuesdays question: Are you going to the career fair? Orange vs Black Vote NO on the racks referendumWell, we dont know how to explain the racks referendum that is on the ballot to you. We had to explain it multiple times during the summer, and now a lot of our efforts are sort of being undermined. And by who? By fellow Gainesville publications. The Odyssey is about to publish its latest edition, and in it is a condemnation of the racks referendum. you should vote yes on the racks referendum. speech. claims that the new black modular distribution units have allowed our publication to expand its distribution on campus in a fair and sustainable manor. Second, its not just about you. The newest edition of The Odyssey, which will be released Thursday, the day after Student Government elections come to a close, states: While we appreciate that the independently owned orange racks have been a tradition on our campus, we since the color of the distribution rack does not affect the access to the content of it or any publication. This isnt an issue of color, guys. Lets get something straight here: It does not matter what color the racks are. What matters is the access. If people have limited access to an independently owned newspaper, then thats not terribly American. campus. We dont need an SG that works with the administration to remove available free press. Not to mention, it will not always be free to rent space in the new racks. Were not loaded-out-the-butt with money like some publications. The paid members of the Alligator staff receive at most minimum wage, if not less than that. It takes a lot of work to put out a daily, free publication as opposed to a weekly one. Voting on the racks referendum will not accomplish much one way or another. It is simply a way to gain opinions from the voters that will translate into the Senate. The problem comes down to who makes up a majority of the Senate. Lets say, hypothetically, that a large percentage of voters vote no on the racks referendum. If the Swamp Party holds a majority of the seats, then they will most likely ignore that large number of students who oppose the removal of the orange racks. If the Students Party holds a majority of the seats, then Thats why its important to vote. Thats why this racks referendum is about more than what color the racks are. This is about your free speech as a student, and how certain SG parties may not defend that right like they should. Your vote matters. It matters to us, and it matters to the Students Party.Christianity is a crazy religion at timesThere isnt a politically correct way to say this, so Ill just say it: Christians are crazy people. Its a generalization, and technically Im one of them. Ive seen some extreme stupidity perpetuated by Christians, so I hesitate to identify myself as such. Still, I have to call a spade a spade: Im a Christian, and were crazy. sit well in the belly of Western rationality. An invisible deity is a strange cog to place in modern intellectual machinery. Everybody has beef with God, and many have good reason. Honestly, Id be concerned if a rational person didnt have some serious questions after taking a look around our world. Im sure you have your doubts. Well, join the club. Theres so much that doesnt make sense to me. Suffering? I could do without it. Disease? Im over it. And dont even get me started on the existence of mosquitoes. Really, God? Im being facetious, but Ive got deeper questions that I want answered, and the God of the Bible seemed to come up short when I started asking. Somewhere along the road, I bought the idea that faith meant brainwashing myself into baseless adherence to a code. This was tantamount to intellectual dishonesty for someone who felt compelled to have all the answers from the God that he couldnt see. People werent much help. One person judged me for having doubts, and another advised that I throw the pursuit away entirely. Eventually, I stopped asking around and resolved to go straight to the source. I started by hitting up the Bible, and supplemented my research with earnest questions aimed directly at the big man. It was a crazy idea, especially because I had doubts about the Bible (the most popular game of telephone the world has ever seen or so I was told). I was surprised when further research revealed the Bible was the most thoroughly documented book in all antiquity. If I threw that out, Id have to throw out every other ancient text to be consistent. It turns out that God is pretty secure. He wasnt threatened by my doubt. In fact, he welcomed my incessant questioning, because he designed me that way. As I ruminated on the nature of my budding spiritual relationship and compared it to other relationships Id seen, I was struck by a strange realization. If two married humans can directly interact and barely understand each other while enjoying the journey, why did I think that I had to have all the answers about a God that I couldnt see? A lovers faith is based on his or her experithrough the relational darkness of another shady human. I realize that this sounds crazy, but I radically encountered God in a way that was relational. The doubts dont quite nag the way they used to. Im not saying that everything makes sense to me. Take the conundrum of the Trinity, for instance. It registers as a rational impossibility, although some probing of physics and wave-particle duality has recently To paraphrase Billy Graham, I might not see the wind, but I can see its effects. The invisible God is more than just my homeboy, and my soul is forever changed. We dont quite match, but we coordinate. from the journey that Im on. Doing so would be crazy. Ryan Galloway is a religion senior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays. Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Ryan Gallowayopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Seeking recovery from the embarrassment of using replacement referees for nearly a quarter of a 16game season, the National Football League hopes to wipe the slate clean and move forward from the debacle that frustrated the hearts and souls of football fans and players alike. The outrage that ensued from the referee scandal signaled that the NFL, arguably the most popular professional sporting league in the nation, has been negatively impacted by complicated labor negotiations. The use of replacements arguably diluted the quality of play and removed the sports focus from the players to the failure of the referees, highlighting a process that would serve as a detriment to the NFL. Having nearly succumbed to a complete work stoppage in the previous year, the NFL could not afford to continue being viewed in such a negative light in the short term. Future losses that would result from potentially declining viewership would decrease revenue, albeit on a limited scale. Although the league seemed to be negotiating in good faith, it may appear that the losses that resulted from betting were the straw that broke the camels back with respect to putting regular referees back Following the madness that ensued from the monstrosity of a result in Seattle, about $300 million in bets changed hands, according to Vegas oddsmakers. This loss would have resulted in additional lost money as bettors claimed that up to 20 percent of wages that would have been bet over the course of the season would have been withheld. Due to the unpredictability that resulted from the referees, a large number of bettors would have avoided betting money on football. Effectively, demand for the NFL would have decreased was caused by the presence and focus on the replacement referees. izing a long-term labor agreement with the referees, the decrease in demand on the part of bettors would eventually reduce interest in the league. This served as a prime incentive for reaching a swift agreement that put the regular referees on the gridiron this weekend. There is no doubt that the league was impacted negatively by replacement referees. According to a study, 50 percent of fans said they would watch less football and 74 percent claimed the lockout had a negative effect on their opinion of the NFL. There was no avoiding a major controversy that would damage the reputation of the league. While not explicitly stating it, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell seemed to agree with this point. He said in respect to the referee crisis, This has gotten a lot of attention. It hasnt been positive. We had to work through it to get to an eight-year agreement. Regardless of the impact of betting in accelerating negotiations, the referee crisis was bound to be resolved eventually. The Monday Night mistake that cost bettors millions essentially forced the NFLs hand and necessitated an immediate agreement. As such, gambling in fact may have corrected an issue, unlike in other sporting leagues in which it has created major long-term problems. Clearly, the NFL was pressured into developing a resolution so that the publics focus would shift from the replacement referees back toward the players so that the league could return to labor peace. Matthew Schnur is an economics freshman at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays.Las Vegas bets put referees back Column Matthew Schnuropinions@alligator.org W have plenty of people to thank, most notably the than a third of us wont have participated. Less than 60 percent of registered voters have shown up to cast ballots in recent presidential elections, and attendance democratic participation. Civil-minded types will point to dismal returns from the ballot box as a failure to perform basic civic duties. This is especially true at crucial local and state elections in which a single vote carries much more weight than one vote in large national elections. But registered voters staying home may be a sign of an improving, established democracy rather than a failing one. On Nov. 6, millions of Americans will perform their duty and walk out of a polling place proudly displaying an I Voted sticker, proving to their communities that they care about their country. The Get Out the Vote and voter registration drives sprout up across the country in election years to preach that regardless of who you cast a ballot for, showing up to the polls is positive. Its not negative to feel good about participating in govthat a major motivation for voting is personal pride? More important, we should question whether pushing Every vote cast should be made by an educated and informed citizen who has a stake in the effect of his selection. The most inconsistent voters, those who show up to one election but not another, are also the voters most likely to be less educated. There are two reasons why low government and representation. First, those who arent motivated to show up to the polls are unlikely to be educated on or have an opinion about the issues and candidates on the ballot. Second, voting on every issue as a matter of civic duty means that voters will inevitably select between options on policy or platforms that dont affect their lives, diluting the weight of every vote cast by an affected citizen. In some cases, this is OK; an educated voter can choose understand the reach of his or her vote and how he or she is changing other citizens lives. Voting is a citizens right, not duty. People who choose to vote, however, should understand the civic duty of being an informed voter. There are no points for bubbling in ballot choices without researching their meanings. Show up to the polls this November. Being involved can, and should, be absolutely positive. Show up prepared and for the right reasons, and you will be part of the most important part of our democratic system. But, afterward, understand that the I Voted sticker on your chest doesnt tell the whole story. Maybe that sticker I voted* *responsibly. Storm Dowd-Lukesh is a columnist for the Oklahoma Daily at the University of Oklahoma.UWireStorm Dowd-LukeshUWire Maybe, despite killing Osama bin Laden, the Obama team is actually a bunch of soft warriors who want the United States to be liked, especially in the Middle East. I, for one, called it right after the attack took place on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Sept. 11, which left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. The Republicans are now launching a concerted attack on the Obama administration, claiming a cover-up and calling it Libya-gate. Are the Republicans right? Was it a massive intelligence failure not to know whos who in Libya? Was it sloppy security to have a virtually unprotected consulate in Benghazi? Was it an act of extreme political correctness for the United States to virtually apologize for the anti-Muhammad video that was thought to have triggered the demonstrations in Cairo and other parts of the Islamic world? Could this be an October Surprise, one of those last-minute events that have so often shifted the outcome of a presidential election? Why, so many weeks later, is the FBI team still in the capital of Libya, 400 miles away from where the attack occurred? Its all very disturbing. Of course, the intelligence agencies also missed the horde of killers who attacked us Sept. 11, 2001. Steffen Schmidt is a columnist for the Iowa State Daily at Iowa State University.UWireSteffen SchmidtUWire

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8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012 THE GRANT WILL BE USED TO TREAT DRINKING WATER. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Contributing WriterThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced UF will be among a group of universities to receive a $1.5 million research grant to look into ways to treat drinking water. The EPA gave UF and USFs team $499,360 for the four-year project. The EPA Science to Achieve Results program funds the grant. Treavor H. Boyer, UF and USF principal investigator, said the grants are funding new, innovative ideas. He said the program is startter from U.S. cities and could eventually be used in more rural parts of the world. We are trying to remove multiple contaminants from water at the same time, he said. A lot of processes just focus on removing a single contaminate from water. UF plans to give some of the grant money to USF, so its researchers can be involved in the project, he said. Boyer said he decided to involve USF in the research, because he respects its life-cycle analysis program and the work being done there. He said the research made at UF will be more expensive, because it will be completed in a laboratory, while USF research will be done on computers. The money from the grant will sponsor one Ph.D. student at each university to continue the research. Boyer said the research will focus on ions and the range of potential environmental impacts. Boyer said one method to treat water is to draw contaminants out by using methods similar to a magnet. An opposing charge attracts the contaminants, he said. The $1.5 million grant, which was announced early this semester, is a supplement to a previous grant, which included eight colleges. UF, USF, University of Nevada and Clarkson University are recipients of the new grant. The projects pilot program will test the water at Cedar Key, he said. Im really excited by the EPA making it a priority to help small water systems, he said.UF receives portion of grant for water reseach We are trying to remove multiple contaminants from water at the same time.Treavor H. BoyerUF and USF principal investigator

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffMen In SuitsJob searchers wait in line to talk to potential employers at the Career Showcase at the Stephen C. OConnell Center on Tuesday afternoon. Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffDance of DustAccompanied by live music, dancers from the Ragamala Dance company perform a piece called Sacred Earth at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday night. SOME STUDENTS LOSE WEIGHT AS FRESHMEN. ANDREA CARROZAlligator Contributing WriterThe freshman 15 doesnt stop at the end of freshman year, according to a new study. A survey of 131 college students found that 70 percent of them gained an average of 10 pounds and 18 percent gained 20 pounds or more during four years in college. The study was published online Sept. 17 by the NRC Research Press journal, Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. Jane Emmere, GatorWell health promotion specialist, said most studies that looked into the validity of the freshman 15 found that few freshman actually gained 15 pounds. Catherine Seemann, advertising, marketing and media coordinator for the Student Health Care Center, said there is truth in the well-known myth. The freshman 15 is a legend but is based on a little bit of facts, Seemann said. Some people gain more or less, and some dont even gain at all. However, she said she doubts this studys results, because too few people were surveyed. She said the results are not necessarily representative of all college students. She said UFs students have a Some freshmen have said theyve lost weight since they began college. Heather Joura, a 17-year-old UF freshman, said she doesnt have time to eat and has lost weight. I pick up whatever is at my dorm and eat it, she said. I probably havent eaten a whole meal since I started school. Biochemistry junior Jamal Green, 19, said he gained about 20 pounds in mostly muscle weight during his freshman year. from going to the gym, Green said. Marketing junior TanTaneya Williams, 19, said she started to gain weight once she got an all-access meal plan during her freshman year. Go to the gym, she said. Itll induce that habit of going to the gym even after graduating. Emmere said sleep habits and stress management also cause weight changes. When were tired, we dont make the wisest decisions, she said. Seemann said its also important to monitor what food you eat. Its never a bad thing to splurge, but dont make value meal No. 3 your lunch every day, she said.Weight gain continues after freshman year ALEX CATALANOAlligator Staff WriterWhen the Nov. 6 elections roll around, Alachua County voters will have a say in whether local sales taxes should increase. The Alachua County Commission put a referendum on the ballot about whether to add a sales tax that would raise $550 million to repave roads. The surtax will add a .75 percent sales tax to most items already affected by the tax. During a series of meetings to discuss transit improvements, the city and county commissions decided at the beginning of the year that an additional sales tax could improve Alachua Countys transit system. The city and the county agree on the fact theres a problem with the transit system, said City Commissioner Thomas Hawkins. The city plans to use the money for road projects to loosen congestion. The county plans to use the money for road repair, said Tricia Kyzar, county public works administrative assistant. Hawkins said hes bothered that the county insists the surtax be used on road repairs instead of transit projects. Weve got to have transit, he said. Theres a problem with transportation in the community, but taking better care of the roads isnt going to solve the congestion. Alachua County has 666 miles of paved roads, said County Commissioner Lee Pinkoson. He said the county has about $380 million The county estimates the new tax could bring in $22.5 million every year, which, over the course of its suggested 15-year life, would total about $340 million. He said the money from the current gas tax isnt enough to address that need, which is why the extra sales tax is necessary to complete the project. Originally, most of Gainesvilles road and from a fuel tax. But the County Commission suggested the tax isnt as effective as the county would like because hybrid vehicles are using less fuel, some people are driving less to save money, and the tax isnt being adjustThe county stated fuel taxes have dropped by about $600,000 since 2008. The city and county went through a few variations about how money from the surtax should be split. The city of Gainesville and Alachua County were supposed to evenly share about 86 per cent of the money from the surtax. The remaining 14 percent was to be divided between the remaining cities. But the County Commission changed its mind on May 22. Pinkoson said the new plan is to give 43 per cent of the funds to the county, 16 percent to outlying municipalities and the rest to the city of Gainesville. main priority with this proposed surtax. All the people have to do is drive around, and theyll see the roads need some help, he said. Contact Alex Catalano at acatalano@alligator. org.Sales tax to repave county, city roads will be on Nov. 6 ballotHawkins

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 12-5-71-1 Play ThereLIVE HERETHE POLOSNOW offering ROOMMATE MATCHING on 3/3s$464/personCall Today! 352-335-7656 12-5-71-1 Nicks Place Apt 2BR/2BA $1000 entire apartment. Furn incl utils, W/D, dish washer, high ceilings, Sleep late only 5 blocks to Campus, Great Parking, 1st or 2nd Floor units Mitchell Realty 352-374-8579 10-31-12-67-1 Large master suite in new home: 15 min to VA, Shands & UF. N/S prof. only. Util, cable TV, garage, wireless internet incld., kitchen, laundry & pool access. $525/mo 352-2193410 10-11-23-1 The CourtyardsSteps to University of Florida. All inclusive dormitory housing w/pvt individual suites. Starting at $450. Now leasing for Fall & Spring enrollment. Parking avail. 1231 SW 3rd Ave., #125. M-F 9-6, Sat. by apt. 352-372-3557 12-5-12-60-1 Especially for students! Supreme 4BR/4BA or single room. Condo at Countryside avail now and spring. Starting at $350/mo. Call for details Bristol Park Realty 352-367-2669. It's just better at Countryside! 10-10-1221-1 Made for students! Ultimate 4BR/4BA condo at University Terrace West. Avail now and Spring starting at $375/mo. Call for details Bristol Park Realty 352-367-2669. It's smarter at University Terrace West. 1010-12-21-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $375. 2br $425 372-1201, 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 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 2/2 POLOS SPECIAL for $799/month! OFFER ENDS: Next 5 leases!! Mention this ad for $0 move in fees!! 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 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 10-31-12-46-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700. Please call Ketty 305332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 10-3-1271-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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 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. 10-8-12-30-2 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 12-5-12-71-2PETS 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 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 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 1BR/1.5BA LOFT APT Fully remodeled. Sparrow condo. Minimum 1 year lease. Adult or grad student. No pets. $575/mo + 2 mos sec dep in advance. Available immediately 352-339-4600 1019-12-20-2 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 10-22-12-20-2LARGE 2BR/2BA HOUSEw/ WD hook-up. Close to UF. 1103 NW 4th St. $775/mo + $300 sec. Pets ok. Call 352332-8481 or 352-359-1644 10-23-12-20-2 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!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. 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 2BR/2BA CONDO IN SW GAINESVILLE VERY WELL KEPT W/ALL AMENITIES CLOSE TO EVERYTHING ON BUSLINE $75K CAN BE SEEN BY APPOINTMENT 386-937-6266 10-5-12-10-5 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 ClassifiedsANTIQUE RALEIGH RACING BIKECompletely restored. Light-weight, great bike. $250/OBO. Call 375-2095 10-3-3-9 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 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

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ALLIGATOR Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 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 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 10-5-12-71-13 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 University of Florida Nutrition Study Are you a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Florida who is 18 years of age or older, taking at least 1 final exam during the fall semester and in good overall health? If so, the University of Florida Food Science and Human Nutrition Department is conducting a 6 week study to determine if probiotics have a positive impact on human health. For more information, please call (352) 682-4883 or email: nutrition-study@ufl.edu 10-15-10-13

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators in the NFLFormer Florida safety Major Wright notched two Chicagos 34-18 win against Dallas on Monday night. Mann has transformed into a dominant force at the net for See story, page 16. David Carr / Alligator Staff Center Jonotthan Harrison (72) waits to snap the ball to quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) during ADAM PINCUS Alligator Staff Writer Chaz Green could play in a game for day. Kyle Koehne Learning from a young age: Tackle likely to play vs. LSU JURNY DUTY J did in 2011. UF must establish run to win JOE MORGAN Alligator Staff Writer 2012. tion. Gators offensive line to be tested against Tigers front Were going against some better athletes, but we, especially as an offensive line, weve come a far ways from last year. Were more meshed as a unit. Weve been working this whole offseason for a situation like this.Jonotthan HarrisonUF center Josh Jurnovoy UF Fo otball QuotableI still am the Tim Tebow of the defense. SEE JOSH, PAGE 15 SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 15 SEE NOTES, PAGE 15

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VOGEL SHOT A 68 (-2) IN TUESDAYS FINAL ROUND. CHARLES KINGSBURYAlligator WriterLast season at the Olympia Fields Invitational, senior T.J. Vogel got off to a hot start before the tournament. On Tuesday, Vogel built upon Mondays late surge, powering ish at the same invite in Olympia Fields, Ill. score of 286 (+6) to leapfrog Flor ida State and Duke en route to a sas (854). I said earlier that I believed we had a good day left in us, and said. ing his putting to amass seven the last four holes to card a 68 (-2) The round matched his best showing in three trips to the Olympia Fields Invite. nament, tied for seventh place overall. The performance marked da strung together consecutive rounds of 286 (+6). Sophomore ed at Florida. tournament. sophomore J.D. Tomlinson each erboards. 25th. der said. Florida has more than two lenge of the season. UF will travel Pate National Intercollegiate on ment, which takes place at the MAX MATTERNAlligator Writer lins traveled different roads to get to the qualifying round But both roads led to the It was a very good day for head coach Dave Balogh said. [They] were in some tight spots ... during their matches and really stepped up their games at the end. perdine in three sets (2-6, 6-4, 6-4). During her freshman year third round of qualifying for the Riviera before falling short Oyen was hoping to improve upon her rookie result as a sophomore, but she was deBrynn Boren of Tennessee. started on the right foot with matches. the Riviera. She continued her success and No. 62 Kate Fuller from Georgia 6-4, 6-4. cluding four wins against topThe Gators have been comhave a player reach the main draw by advancing through both the pre-qualifying and the opportunity to end that streak. But she and Oyen have one more hill to climb before advancing draw a third match. In the qualifying round of ment, the players have to win three consecutive matches to round defeats. The third match for both players will be Wednesday. Both of the Gators will be looking to join senior Lauren which will take place Thursday through Sunday. Hopefully, we can get ren in the main draw, Balogh said. Theyve been very foand tough tennis. ALLIGATOR Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff TENNISSenior carries Florida to second placeUF thrives in qualifyingBalogh

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While Florida has surrendered only three sacks in two games since giving up eight against Texas A&M on Sept. 8, LSUs pass rush presents a stiffer test. As a result, coach Will Muschamp plans to make sure Driskel is not as vulner able should UFs protection break down. to block, Muschamp said. (You have) got to get the ball out of your hand and stay multiple in what you do. You cant get in a one-dimensional game. Youve got to change the launch point on the quarterback as much as you can. Youve got to kind of move him around, Pease said. Youve got to sprint out. Youve got to roll him a little bit. Youve got to kind of change where hes going to be so they cant zero in. If switching up the launch point does not work, Driskel will have to do what he has done all season: scramble out of the pocket to try to make a play. Driskels dual-threat style has called for a sharper awareness by the offensive line, Harrison said. If weve seen the D-linemen change direction of their rush, then we have to be alert and say, OK, maybe Jeff is rolling out, so we just need to keep protecting, Harrison said. It just emphasizes the fact that we need to protect as long as possible and not just give up or take a break on one play. Since Muschamp called the Gators soft late last season, the offensive line has worked to shed that label. Harrison believes LSUs defense will reveal how far Floridas offensive line has come since 2011. The whole season, [Muschamp] said he wants to increase the physicality of our team because were going to be a hard-nosed football team, Harrison said. As long as we get out there and were physical and mentally sharp, well be a successful team. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. ranks 30th nationally. They roll with two different groups, Pease said. Theyre rolling seven, eight or nine guys at times, but their four-man rush really gets to you, so they dont have to do a lot of blitzing and scheme-wise (to) try to mix it up on you. Pease believes moving the ball through the air will be a challenge against LSU, so the run-to-pass ratio must remain near the 2-to-1 mark it has been so far this season. The Gators will need starting running back Mike Gillislee to play at the level he did against Bowling Green in Week 1, when he ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. If Gillislee is anything short of that, backups Matt Jones and Mack Brown will need to have their best performances of the season. Jones and Brown have aver aged a combined 36 yards per game in 2012. However, the players dont think they will need a better-thanaverage effort from the rushing attack. Center Jonotthan Harrison said LSUs pass rush wouldnt put any more pressure on Floridas run game, noting that the Gators want to run the ball successfully no matter the opponent. The running backs lead blocker, fullback Hunter Joyer, also said the Gators do not need any special performances. If all of them have a good game, wed be pretty successful, Joyer said of the running backs.I dont think one guy needs to step up. I think one of them will in the course of the game, but I dont think we really need it. But they do need it. To ask Driskel to carry Flor ida to a win against LSU would be unreasonable. Pease said that load might fall on the shoulders of Gillislee. If he needs to carry [the ball] 30 times this time, hell carry it 30, Pease said. If hes got to car ry it 12, hell carry it 12. Gators fans should hope Gillislee ends up with more than 12 carries. If he doesnt, it will mean Florida fell behind and never had a chance to play the run-heavy style UF needs to top LSU on Saturday. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org. The offensive coordinator named his father as one of his mentors. Together with his coaches, Peases father taught his son how to be a professional on a day-to-day basis. Especially with my dad, I had to home to it every night and deal with that, Pease said. Thats always the long run. You can see where it At Montana, Pease played quar terback under coach Tommy Lee. Pease led the nation in total offense in 1986. He played for the Grizzlies from 1985-86 after two years at Walla Walla (Wash.) Community College. I probably started learning more football once I got into college with Tommy Lee and the Don Reed system, when I was throwing the ball in four wides and throwing the ball 55-60 times a game, Pease said. Lee is now the offensive coordinator at Hawaii. Pease worked with current Southern Methodist coach June Jones while playing with the Houston Oilers from 1987-88. He served as a backup quarterback in the World League of American Football for the New York/New Jersey Knights, who were coached by Darrel Mouse Davis. Pease arrived at UF after spendPetersons staff at Boise State. coaching quarterbacks from Mouse Davis, Pease said. I learned a lot with Chris Peterson [about] offense in general and him being a head coach. Those are the guys that have groomed me that I have taken things from. Driskel beyond his years: Jeff Driskel will be facing the biggest test of his young career on Saturday against LSU, but Pease doesnt want said Driskels performance in the to be successful, provided his teammates come through. This isnt about Jeff Driskel, Pease said. This is about 11 guys out there executing a plan. Pease only wants Driskel to continue progressing, as hes done means taking care of the ball, managing the game and completing a high percentage of his passes. Driskel has faced two Southeastern Conference teams on the road hasnt been done by a Florida quar terback since Chris Leak in 2003. He really is a mature guy, Har rison said. We love what were seeing out of him. Hes been in some tough situations, even playing Tennessee on the road. It was a loud atmosphere. But of course, by the fourth quarter, it was a complete opposite as the stands were completely empty. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@ alligator.org. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffQuarterback Jeff Driskel (6) attempts a pass during Floridas 38-0 David Carr / Alligator Staff Peases father one of many mentors NOTES, from page 13 JOSH, from page 13 FOOTBALL, from page 13Coaches to help line by varying Driskels release point vs. LSUPease

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KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Staff WriterAfter Chloe Mann dominated last season, coach Mary Wise knew the middle blocker would be at the top of every opponents watch list. Still, Wise wasnt surprised when Mann played her best game of the season last weekend. You almost saw it coming because she had such a good practice Wednesday, Wise said. She was just doing some things, especially blocking. We talked to her about that, and she just brought it into Friday nights match. She was in the zone. The junior middle blocker set a career high with 20 kills. She hit a season-high .621 and added four blocks as No. 11 Florida defeated Southeastern Conference foe South Carolina 3-1 (25-14, 25-23, 21-25, 25-17) on the road. Mann topped her previous career-high of 19 kills, which win against Arkansas. But Manns weekend wasnt over yet. In only two sets during Sundays 3-0 (25-14, 25-9, 2518) win against Mississippi State, Mann had six kills with one error in eight swings for a .625 hitting clip. When you talk about a basketball player who cant miss, she was sort of like that, Wise said. Prior to the season, Wise said Mann, Betsy Smith and Simone Antwi were going to be a huge part of UFs point production. So far, Mann has proven her right. By racking up a .407 hit38 blocks in 40 sets, Mann has accounted for 54 percent of the points earned by Floridas middle blockers. Manns 3.92 kills per set are the most on the team. The junior has also been one of the teams best defensive players. She leads the team in both solo blocks with eight and block assists with 30. Manns contributions have helped the Gators lead the nation with a .328 hitting efShe ranks third in the SEC in hitting percentage and fourth in kills. Chloe is very compliant, Wise said. She has that per sonality, that attention to detail; shes a grinder. She focuses in on whatever aspect were asking her to and she just attacks it. I think thats why shes become the player that she is just now in her redshirt junior year. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org. ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator WriterFor some players, changing from offense to defense would mean a major shift in focus. For Taylor Travis, the switch only makes her more effective moving the offense. Ive played in the attacking third a lot of my life, Travis said. It makes it a little easier to see cer tain options. This season, Travis made the switch from forward to outside back. Junior Maggie Rodgers and sophomores Tessa Andujar and Lauren Silver also play the position. As outside backs, their job in Floridas formation is to push the attack forward when the Gators have the ball and to defend the backline when opponents have control. Theyre a big part of our offense, coach Becky Burleigh said. We rely on them a lot to provide some width in the attack. The outside backs have been a major reason the Gators have outscored their opponents 11-2 during the past three games. They recorded assists on three of those goals. Rodgers also delivered the cross that resulted in a hand ball against Georgia. Senior Jo Dragotta scored on the ensuing penalty kick, but Rodgers was not credited with an assist. Burleigh said she rotates her players at outside back due to the demanding nature of the position. Travis led the outside backs with 62 minutes against Ole Miss while Andujar, Rodgers and Silver played between 28 and 48 minutes. In the win against Arkansas, all four received between 41 and 45 minutes of playing time. Because Burleigh keeps players rested, UFs outside backs often wear out the opposing team. We say we work the girl thats on us, Andujar said. We try to show for the ball all the time, going up and down the sidelines, trying to get the opponent tired. Travis said the outside backs playing forward give Florida the advantage against opponents who do not usually see that type of attack. Teams that play us arent used to getting those numbers put against them, she said. We almost add a lot of pressure and help create more options. 16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012 Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffJunior forward Taylor Travis (41) pushes the ball during Floridas 4-0 win against Arkansas on Sunday at James G. Pressly Stadium. John W. McLaughlin III / AlligatorChloe Mann (10) spikes the ball over Missouris Whitney Little (8) during UFs 3-0 win on Sept. 21 in the OConnell Center. Junior pacing Gators in middle Outside backs helping UF on attack, defense You almost saw it coming because she had such a good practice Wednesday. She was just doing some things, especially blocking. We talked to her about that, and she just brought it into Friday nights match. She was in the zone. Mary WiseUF coachLeads UF in kills, blocks