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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 38 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida 87 /60 Solomon Patton played a key role in Floridas crucial effort on special teams in Saturdays win. See story, page 16.Students pack Murphree Commons for SausageFestAbout 380 sausages were served, pg 3. Residents paint pumpkins pink for cancer awarenessThe event was held at Shands at UF, pg 5. Driskel Breaks Record Set by Tebow:On Saturday, Jeff Driskel rushed for 177 yards, which set a school record for the most by a Gators quarterback in a single game, pg. 13. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13Alex M. Sanchez / AlligatorClaudia Aguilar sobs on her husband, Carlos, as he addresses reporters during a news conference at the University Police Department on Saturday evening. What are possibly the remains of missing UF student Christian Aguilar were found Friday afternoon deep in the woods of a hunting reserve in Levy County. UPDATE CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterAfter about a month of unanswered questions, miles of searching and holding onto hope, the Aguilar family may have the closure it prayed for. On Saturday, Carlos Aguilar and his wife, Claudia Aguilar, addressed reporters inside the University Police department about investigators recent discovery: a body found in Levy County that may be the couples missing son, Christian Aguilar. Carlos Aguilars wife cried on his arm as he thanked volunteers and supporters for their help in the search. We, as a family, believe that Christian has been found and our prayers have been heard, he said. On Friday afternoon, Gainesville Police responded to a call from the Levy County remains found inside the Gulf Hammock Hunting Club, a 25,000-acre wooded area about 40 miles southwest of Gainesville. wood found a partially buried body after smelling what they thought was a dead deer. The body, found near a dirt road, had blue Vans sneakers, blue jeans and duct tape, according to published reports. The jeans and sneakers match the same clothes Christian Aguilar, 18, wore in a Best Buy surveillance photo, released by GPD, taken the day he went missing, the reports stated. Police have not conVolunteers temporarily suspended Saturdays search when the family heard of the bodys discovery. Investigators are performing an autopsy and will release their The Aguilar family said it planned to stay in Gainesville Our family is going to be grieving until the authorities SEE AGUILAR, PAGE 8 SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterThe sounds of eclectic music and smells of frying food drifted among droves of art lovers through the brick streets of downtown Gainesville Sunday. The 31st Downtown Festival & Art Show packed downtown with about 100,000 people Saturday and Sunday. People drifted among tents displaying photographs, paintings, jewelry, ceramics and art created through countless other mediums. Linda Piper, event coordinator for the citys Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, said about 50,000 people came to the festival each day this weekend. Its like throwing a street party for 100,000 of your closest friends, Piper said. But this party took up more than one street. Police blocked off a chunk of downtown spanning from just north of City Hall to the Hippodrome State Theatre and from Main Street to Southeast Third Street. People of all ages wandered the THEY DISCUSSED WAYS TO IMPROVE THE STATE. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterFive former Florida governors met Friday to discuss the future. Governors Reubin Askew, Bob Graham, Bob Martinez, Buddy MacKay and Charlie Crist spoke to each other and an audience of about 500 people as part of the 2012 Allen L. Poucher Legal Education Series. Ben Diamond, a UF Levin College of Law graduate, moderated the conversation. Askew, Floridas 37th governor, served from 1971 to 1979. He was succeeded by Graham, who has a reputation as Floridas Education governor and helped implement Floridas Growth Management Act. MacKay was the death of Lawton Chiles. The most recent gov2011. Askew said the state changed immensely MacKay said that when he started his political career, it was a time of great change in Florida. Back then, people were against unnecessary change, and today they have the same thinking, he said. Here we are again, legislative leaderships faced the wrong way, MacKay said. The governors also discussed the three Florida Supreme Court justices who are on the retention vote on the November ballot. Askew, who started the merit retention program, said the judges should remain in We have to keep the judges independent, he said. Crist, who was late to the event due to a off the coast of Florida. He said the BP oil spill was the greatest wake-up call to the environment. He said there are other ways to produce SEE GOVERNORS, PAGE 8 SEE ART, PAGE 8Crist Its like throwing a street party for 100,000 of your closest friends.Linda Piperevent coordinatorAguilar

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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 38 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 TODAYFORECASTTHUNDER STORMS 80/60 PARTLY CLOUDY 84/66 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/61 SUNNY 81/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 87/60 FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY WHATS HAPPENING?Join Recurso UF for a Month of Microfinancing Come out to Pugh Hall Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to learn about local and global economic development, with a discussion on microfinancing and the United Nations contribution to the cause. Also, learn how to get involved. Help launch Recursos first Mircofinance Team by pledging a donation to a thirdworld entrepreneur of your choice. Authors@UF featuring Professor Richard Scher Why is it so difficult to vote in America? Are you voting in November? Are you sure? There will be a conversation on historical voting barriers, like literacy tests, poll taxes and more current obstacles Tuesday in Smathers Library (East) Room 1A at 5:30 p.m. Come out for an informative hour about a controversial topic at the heart of American democracy and the 2012 elections. Drawing from his award-winning new book, The Politics of Disenfranchisement, Richard K. Scher will discuss the tradition of restricting or denying voting rights to large numbers of Americans. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Enactus hosts Career 180 career fair Career 180 will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Fe Center for Innovation and Economic Development. The fair is targeted at individuals looking to re-enter the workforce. Career 180 will present many of the issues Gainesville community members must consider during the job search. Its an opportunity to connect with local resources, network, explore job options and gain the confidence needed to successfully and gracefully re-enter the workforce. Topics covered at the fair will include resume updating, interviewing skills, professional dress, budgeting and more. The fair will consist of tables and workshops. Participants may come and go throughout the day, and lunch will be provided. to building new cities and retrofitting the old to become sustainable is distributed water and energy reclamation from used water and stormwater and reusing them in a partially or fully closed urban metabolic cycle. Current and near-future developments of sustainable water-centric ecocities in Canada, China, Singapore, Sweden and other countries will be introduced. Vladimir Novotny is professor emeritus at Marquette University and Northeastern University and an internationally recognized scholar and educator. Contact professor Jim Heaney at 352392-7344 for more information. 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.CORRECTIONAn article in Fridays edition of the Alligator incorrectly stated that the Florida Lottery shattered records this year with contributions to the Education Enhancement Trust Fund of about $24 billion. Lottery contributions to the Education Enhancement Trust Fund were about $1.31 billion, bringing the total contribution to about $24 billion. Life Planning Seminar You are never too young or too old, too rich or too poor to start planning for your future. With that in mind, the Roark Law Firm and Ryan Z. Westerburg of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management will host a free and open discussion about wills, trusts, living wills, financial planning and the other steps people can take to reduce the burdens that the death or incapacity of a loved one create Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. They will talk about what happens when people die or become incapacitated in Florida and will touch on things that every parent should have in place for their children. They will also discuss important aspects of financial planning, saving and planning for retirement. Drinks, snacks and a complimentary life-planning binder will be provided. A Q&A session will follow. Eco Cities of the Future Professor Vladimir Novotny will present the 2012 Kappe Lecture, Closing the Water Cycle: Recovering Energy and Resources in the Cities of the Future, Oct. 19 from 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. in New Engineering Building Room 102. This talk will be hosted by the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and the Environment. Introducing the worldwide Cities of the Future initiative, the presentation will highlight developments and concepts of the new paradigm. It will lead to water-centric sustainable communities, whereby stormwater conveyance is mostly on the surface, and rehabilitated and restored ur ban surface and groundwater bodies are integral parts of the water cycle. The backbone of the new paradigm approach

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 October 17, 1973: The colleges of dentistry and engineering were contracted to explore the possibility of implanting false teeth in humans. As a part of the three-year study, 24 African baboons had four of their front teeth removed and replaced with synthetic implants. The teeth were made of chrome alloy, an acrylic plastic, and a new bioglass-ceramic material developed by researchers in the College of Engineering. October 14, 1988: The City Commission of Gainesville voted to send city employees who wanted to stop smoking to a clinic for free. If they kicked the habit for good, the city would pick up the $110 tab. If the employee started smoking again, he or she would have to pay back the money. October 14, 1991: As a new record was reached for people at a UF football game 85,135 people some people could not contain their excitement. Police ejected 85 people from the game for misconduct including from disorderly intoxication, object throwing and ticket switching. Some were even removed from the stadium for urinating on other fans. KRISTAN WIGGINS Sarah Davis / Alligator Puppy PlaytimeKevin Weschler, a 21-year-old industrial and systems engineering junior, plays with his dog, Bailey, at the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity slip-and-slide clothing drive on Flavet Field on Sunday. THEY ATE 380 SAUSAGES. ROSA LLAMOAlligator Contributing WriterThe Murphree Area had no shortage of sausage Sunday. About 210 students, alumni and phree Commons Courtyard to enjoy music, a chance to pie residential assistants in the face and, of course, 90 pounds of sausage. About 380 sausages including bratwurst, mild Italian and hot Italian and 30 veggie burgers were served at the ninth annual SausageFest, said Jennifer Becker, a 19-year-old recreation, parks and tourism sophomore and SausageFest co-committee chairwoman. Because the Inter-Residence Hall Association helped with the cost of the obstacle course, organizers bought more sausages than usual, Becker said. The Murphree Area Council spent about $300. The event wasnt there to raise money, said Patsy Phillips, MAC residential assistant liaison and a 20-year-old recreation, parks and tourism sophomore. More so, it was to provide residents with a fun Sunday afternoon full of food, games and, of course, sausages. With the smell of sizzling sausages in the fall air, they did. For four hours, attendees ate, challenged each other on the obstacle course and took pictures with a giant hotdog 20-year-old telecommunication junior Charlene Ochogo, wearing the costume she called awesome.Students, alumni pack Murphee Commons for SausageFest

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4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012Alex Catalano/ Alligator StaffLee Baker, 26, marches down University Avenue to 13th Street on Occupy Gainesvilles one-year anniver sary Friday. Baker came from South Carolina to march. I felt like I needed to be here for this, he said. KATHERINE HAHNAlligator Contributing WriterWith a hotdog in one hand and a drumstick in the other, 70-year-old John Fullerton pounded out a steady beat as 13 people and a dog ambled down University Avenue. To celebrate the one-year anniver sary of Occupy Gainesville, a protest movement inspired by Occupy Wall Street, a group of movement members marched from Bo Diddley Community Plaza to 13th Street, holding signs and wearing black T-shirts that displayed the phrase, We are the 99 percent. The Occupy Gainesville movement kicked off about a month afspread to cities across the world. Occupy Gainesville members or ganized several protests during the past year, including a few during which members were arrested on charges of trespassing. Bo Diddleys son was among the people arrested. Nancy Jones, 49, said she joined the Occupy movement in November because she was thirsty for activism. She said Occupy Gainesville represents several causes, from homelessness to environmentalism. We all feel its critically impor tant to build communities and wake up to whats a sustainable activity and whats not, Jones said. Before their march, the Occupy members took brightly colored chalk to the bricks of Bo Diddley Community Plaza, scrawling slogans like Weve got chalk, theyve got guns tell me, who are the violent ones? A man with dreadlocks strummed a mandolin as the protesters sang Happy Birthday to themselves. The movement has lost momentum throughout the course of the year, said 59-year-old Annette Gilley. She said she attended a training session at Occupy Wall Street, where she learned how to interrupt business as usual on Wall Street. During Fridays march, a small mix-breed dog, Albie, sniffed bushes along the route, following the small crowd. At one point, a man wearing a bandana over his face sat down in As the marchers passed Bank of America, they started yelling, Banks got bailed out. We got sold out. When they reached the street corner in front of Holiday Inn, the Occupy members posed for a commemorative photo. Now everybody say bulls**t, the cameraman said.Occupy Gainesville members celebrate one year with march MICHELLE PLITNIKASAlligator Contributing WriterAs part of the yearly Gator Garba celebration, hundreds went to the Stephen C. OConnell Center on Satand traditional Indian music. Students and Gainesville community members attended, as well as people from Tampa, Orlando and Tallahassee, said Payal Shah, a 19-year-old biology sophomore and the Indian Student Association secretary. The Indian Student Association hosted the event in honor of Navratri, a Hindu celebration that lasts nine nights. The majority of attendees were dressed in traditional Indian gar ments like chaniya cholis and kur tas. The styles of dance performed, known as garba and raas, gave glimpses of barefoot feet moving en skipped and hopped. Heena Joshi, a 20-year-old biology junior, said the dances are taught to people starting from a young age. We grew up with the dances, she said. When we get here, they just come out. Starting at 8 p.m., people made began dancing at about 9:30 p.m. Shoes were abandoned in piles by the bleachers, and dancers young and old started spinning and swinging their arms. Garba involves a series of repetitive motions performed while dancers move in circles around the and others counter-clockwise, some were big and others small. Though the steps may have been simple, the performance as a whole looked intricate and complicated. As the night wore on, the tempo of the music increased. The dancers sped up, performing jumping movements rather than sweeping steps. Roshini Pudhucode, an 18-yearold biomedical engineering freshman, taught Zach Smythurst, an 18-year-old mechanical engineering freshman, and his friends. It seems pretty easy, Smythurst said. Its a new experience, but its not overwhelming. Ten-piece band Taare Zameen Par provided the traditional tunes for the evening, playing nearly all night. Attendees prepared for the raas by grabbing their dandiyas, footlong sticks usually made of wood and decorated with paint, colored tape and fabric. Shah said she was happy to have participated in this event. It was a lot of work, but its so worth it in the end, she said.Gator Garba celebrates traditional Indian celebration over weekend THE TEETH ARE MORE COMPLEX THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterA collaborative study between UF researchers and a Florida State University paleobiologist has scientists chewing on new ideas about dinosaur study. The study, published this month in the journal Science, found that the teeth of the hadrosaurid a Late Cretaceous-period herbivore with a duck-like bill are composed of six layers of tissue instead of the two layers expected in typical reptile dental structures, according to a news release. This means dinosaur teeth are much more complex than previously thought, said UF postdoctoral researcher Brandon Krick. One of the processes that made the breakthrough, rarely used on fossils, Krick said, involves scratching the material with a diamond-tipped tool to measure how it responds to abrasion. The research team ran preliminary tests showing the tooths high mineral content had preserved the structures they wanted to explore further. The lab instruments used in the study were designed and built by UF students, Krick said. Krick said the team found that the six tissue types contained in the tooth displayed different levels of resistance to abrasion. The results help scientists understand the biomechanics of hadrosaurids as grinders, similar to bison and other grazing animals. Theyre like the horses of the dinosaur period, Krick said. He said the results open up new avenues for discovering the tissue properties of other fossils through mechanical tests. Paleontologists will have new ideas on testing to learn about the biomechanics of these animals, Krick said.Scientists study dinosaur teeth DANIELLE BOYDAlligator Contributing WriterIn the cool darkness of the Hippodrome State Theatre, Violet spread her wings for her captivated audience. About 100 people stumbled in and out of the dim theater Saturday to see Violet, a 21-year-old bat, and Edgar, a Rodrigues fruit bat, for an event hosted by the Lubee Bat Conservancy. The event, meant to raise awareness theater and the conservancy teamed up to prevent the extinction of bats and inform the Gainesville community about conservation. People sat quietly in the theater as two documentaries played about bat migration and conservation. Then, the bats were carried into the theater, and one bat was taken out for the visitors to admire. I thought the event was excellent. Brian gave an excellent presentation, and I know he reached a lot of people with it, said Gainesville resident Amber Roux. The Lubee Bat Conservancy is an founded in 1989 and extends to 19 counis to preserve the vital need of natures bats, said Brian Pope, director of the Lubee Bat Conservancy. There are 1,250 bat species worldwide, and the conservancy houses 67 of them. It is home to 208 bats and is open to the public only once a year during the annual Florida Bat Festival, Pope said. I am so glad we are getting the inter est of local communities, I want people to see how cool these amazing creatures are, he said. Jacqueline Meyer, 62-year-old Washington, D.C. resident, said she enjoyed learning about how the conservancy protects the bats during her visit to Gainesville. I loved seeing the bats, Meyer said. They are so elegant and beautiful. I think they are great.Event brings bats to the HippThe event was held at the OConnell Center I loved seeing the bats.Jacqueline Meyer62-year-old Washington, D.C. resident

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KEEGAN HONES WON THIRD PLACE IN A WRITING CONTEST. ALEX CATALANOAlligator Staff WriterErica Merrell opened an envelope and found a blessing. Inside, she found a letter explaining that a young man had won an award, which came in the form of the envelopes second item: a check for $250 made out to her bookstore. Wild Iris, the feminist bookstore Merrell coowns with Santa Fe College professor Cheryl Calhoun, needed the money and attention. About $20,000 of debt for an abandoned cafe and increased rent payments could soon force the store out of its colorful shell at 802 W. University Ave. But the award winner, Keegan Hones, is improving the situation. About a year ago, he noticed a writing contest on James Pattersons Facebook page. The 18-year-old biology freshman at UF was a high school senior when he submitted an essay about Tim Tebows book Through My Eyes, and it earned him a third place award. The prizes ranged from $250 to $1,000. Last year, the American Booksellers Association Dan Cullen. tersons convictions to literacy, especially in kids. It gives kids the opportunity to go into their local bookseller to browse and discover and make purchases of their own, Cullen said. Hones winnings could be used at any store ganization that links authors and booksellers with independent shops and local businesses. He chose Wild Iris. Hones now has a line of credit that will let him spend the $250 on anything from textbooks to bumper stickers. The money comes at a good time. forces it to seek out a cheaper location. Its gotten to the point that the co-owners have opened a donation drive. pay off some of the debt the store has accumulated, Merrell said. We just need some help. She said its rough for independent stores to compete with retailers like Amazon.com, but she stays hopeful with the support of the community including people like Hones. Its cool to help out a locally owned store because they just get overlooked so much, he said. MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Andrea Sarcos / AlligatorDerby GirlsLady Rider from the Blue Ridge Rollergirls and LeBrawn Maimes from the Gainesville Roller Rebels, both jammers, race Benjamin S. Brasch / Alligator StaffWild Iris, a feminist bookstore, located at 802 W. University Ave., is searching for a UF student wins award, donates check to Wild Iris bookstore THE EVENT WAS HELD AT SHANDS AT UF. NOELIA TRUJILLOAlligator Contributing WriterThe UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex lawn became a sea of pink Saturday, covered with the glitter, sequins and feathers that adorned handpainted pumpkins. Pink Pumpkin Fest, which included events like a Pink Pumpkin Pedal-Off, Pink Pumpkin Painting Party and about 20 other exhibits aimed at raising money and awareness for breast cancer. Theyve made this event fun so that even kids can participate and start learning about it, said Lisa Bynes, 37, after securing two feathers to the stem of her silver pumpkin. Lindsey Wuest, a 21-year-old advertising senior and volunteer for Shands at UFs Arts in Medicine program, said she felt the painted pumpkins would serve as a cute reminder of hope and healing. Kelsey Tainsh wore a pink button displaying the words FIGHT CURE WIN in bold black letters. The 22-year-old recreation and event management senior said she is a two-time pediatric cancer survivor. Doctors successfully removed a brain tumor from Tainsh when she was 5 years old, she said. The cancer came back when she was 15, but this time, she suffered a stroke. She said she had to learn how to walk and talk again, but shes always been a believer. When Tainsh decorated her pink pumpkin Satur day, she glued a large breast cancer ribbon in the center with two small silver stars. She attached colored letters, spelling out I beat cancer twice. Almost everyone in the world faces cancer, whether its directly or indirectly, Tainsh said. Its great to see people unite in support of breast cancer [awareness] with Shands.Residents paint pumpkins pink for cancer awareness BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Contributing WriterAbout 4,000 people some wear kins and tasting honey attended the Florida Museum of Natural Historys end. were released during the event. There was also a plant sale on the front lawn of the cultural plaza. Florida Museum of Natural Historys public programs coordinator Catherine Carey said the most popular plant was milkweed. The plant sale is aimed at encouraging more sustainable landscaping and wildlife-friendly landscaping, said Jar et Daniels, the McGuire Center assistant curator of Lepidoptera. Another event was the Pollinator Photography contest award ceremony, during which Chappie McChesney, founder of the Alachua County Beeadult division. Volunteers became roving "pollinators," asking children trivia questions and rewarding them with hand stamps. McGuire Center research associate Tom Neal said he was amazed by the number of people he spoke with at the festival who had never touched an insect. Neal said. The plant sale is aimed at encouraging more sustainable landscaping and wildlife-friendly landscaping.Jaret DanielsMcGuire Center assistant curator It gives kids the opportunity to go into their local bookseller to browse and discover and make pur chases of their own.Dan Cullen

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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 EditorialMONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to opinions@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Todays question: Have you ever shopped at Wild Iris Books? Fridays question: Do you plan on attending the art festival? 43% YES 57% NO83 TOTAL VOTES The construct of fun: or, Derrida defendedThere are two types of people in the world. Actually, there are many more than that. My mistake, I miscounted. Im an English major. What I was going to do, before math so rudely interrupted, is try to describe for you the main differences between the people who go to downtown and the people who go to Midtown. (I live at Three-Quarters-town so I consider myYou see, Midtown is a place for, for lack of a better word, partying. By partying, I dont just mean in the traditional sense of getting drunk, losing your car keys and sleeping on pillow. (Although, that can certainly result from going to The atmosphere in Midtown is a sort of pseudo-classy, peppy, dance-till-you-drop-then-breakdance exuberance. Everybody there is simply so happy! The obvious downside is the cramped spaces and sweat in your eyeballs from some tall dude lifting his arms up while youre standing next to him during that one Drake as you have the money to pay the covers and buy overpriced drinks and hop from club to club until its 3 a.m., youre screaming and your voice is straining. Downtown is slightly different. Where Midtown is exciting, downtown is more laid back. That is not to say downtown is less booze-drenched the crowd in downtown is much more interested in alcohol, especially beer, than is the Midtown crowd. Midtown is a place for happy people to go and keep being happy, because YOLO! Downtown is a place for more world-weary people to go and drink because life is like that joke from Annie Hall (the one where two women are staying at a resort in the Catskills and one says Man, the food here Downtown is more of a place for introspection. Midtown is for extrospection. Is that a word? I feel like it should be. That is, the scene in Midtown is based on a conception of fun that involves dancing to some song youve heard on the radio 300 times simply because you have heard that song on the radio 300 times, and that makes it awesome. That conception of fun is overwhelmingly dominant in contemporary American society. In something like a feeling of enjoyment but also links to sigcial gatherings and, more generally, interaction with giant groups of people who have similar conceptions of fun. This is not inherently bad. It is a conception that has passed into our culture through mass media Jersey Shore and the advertising industry have had a large hand in this enterprise. But it has resulted in an entire culture of people who cant be convinced of the relative value of a party/song/dance/ book/religion without being reassured that a bunch of other people also think that its good which is, in and of itself, problematic. I dont mean to be that guy, who stands up on a soapmoaning about sheeple, because Im so much better than you with my cool hipster ways. I like following the crowd, too. Its fun! There are a lot of people there, and a lot of them are really cool! But there are some times when its all right that nobody comes to your party, so you end up drinking hot beer on the porch and yelling about deconstructionism at passers-by alone. Thats pretty fun, too! If you want it to be, anything can be fun. That, dear friends, is why you should read Derrida. Im serious! Its fun! Dallin Kelson is an English senior at UF. His column appears on Mondays.Fearless FelixRed Bulls space attempt almost a good ideaWhat are you afraid of? Spiders creep out some people. Think about it: eight legs to walk on you, eight eyes to spy on you. Many people are afraid of heights to the extent they fear being lifted off the ground by their friends, because who knows what will happen if they were to fall. attempt last week that was canceled due to heavy winds, Baumgartner fell from a height of about 23 miles Sunday afternoon over New Mexico. Before you get too concerned for his mental sanity, hes an Austrian daredevil, so hes used to doing stunts that scare others easily. Hes a 43-year-old former military parachutist. Hes also a badass. The event was streamed live on YouTube, as this was a giant publicity stunt hosted by Red Bull. It would be nice to have millions of dollars to blow on an opportunity like this. Although it was streamed live, there was a 20-second delay, just in case something absolutely tragic happened. Were you one of the about 7.3 million people who tuned in online to watch this insane feat? We were too afraid to watch the whole thing. Baumgartner promised, according to the Washington Post, stunt career. And thank goodness for that. This seems like a kind of silly thing to waste a lot of money on, but maybe thats how people feel about space travel in general. Is it that kind of attitude that got rid of some funding for the space program recently? Do people think that its not worth further exploration? Granted, space exploration is a much more legitimate expense than a daredevil wanting to break not only world records but also the speed of sound. Something to note: His stunt was man to break the sound barrier in an airplane. Red Bull has the money, we suppose, to promote and pay for something this extraordinary. Couldnt they have just donated it to the space program without threatening somebodys life? That probably takes all the fun out of it. High risk means high reward. A stunt, or a feat or whatever you want to call it, shouldnt receive more attention for its craziness than the space program gets. While what Baumgartner did is very cool, it almost seems like a waste. The company will not release how much the stunt cost in total, but the balloon that took Baumgartner up last week astronaut-like suit Baumgartner had to wear or the technology it took to ensure his safety during those trips. This earned Red Bull a great amount of attention and publicity; theyve been planning this event with Baumgartner since 2005. Next time, try spending that much money on a smarter cause, maybe? We hear PBS might be in trouble.Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Dallin Kelsonopinions@alligator.org

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 This election cycle, there has been a lot of talk about various election laws that have passed and will affect voters this November. However, one issue that has yet to take in the national spotlight is early voting. During the 2008 election, Barack Obama was able to win various key states and the presidency because, in large part, he cinched a large portion of early voters who voted by mail or in person. Early voting allows citizens to vote before Election Day, usually to accommodate out-of-state residents, such as college students, or those who will be unable to vote on the inconvenient Tuesday Election Day. In addition, as college students, some of us decide to vote in our home states as opposed to registering in New Hampshire. The absentee ballots that we send in are received about a month before Election Day. Though these ballots arent on election dynamics. During the 2008 election, President Obama accrued so many votes during the early voting period in North Carolina that, although he lost the Election Day popular vote, he was able to secure the states electoral votes. Though most of these early votes arent a month in advance, with some states having early voting periods the weekend before the election, there is something to be said about the impact early voting has. for some people who work odd hours or double shifts, scheduling Election Day on a weekday hinders their ability to cast a vote. The fact that most Election Days around the world dont occur during the week attests to the fact that our election calendar is antiquated. The decision to hold elections on a Tuesday is based on our agrarian history. When the majority of Americans were farmers and needed a day to get to the polls, it seemed convenient to place Election Day on the day before mar ket day, so farmers could harvest their crops and then go to town to sell their crops and vote. In modern times, Americans are increasingly located in cities, and polling places have become more easily accessible to most Americans, which makes this out-of-date procedure more inconvenient than anything else. In a mon and voting on a Tuesday is physically impossible for some, this choice may inadvertently serve to disenfranchise a select few. Early voting is a solution to this problem because it accommodates Americans who otherwise could not vote, either because of the aforementioned obstacle or because, like us college students, they temporarily reside in another state. With this in mind, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned an Ohio law allowing only military personnel to participate in early voting. The court stated that all voters must be treated equally under Ohio law and that allowing early voting for some residents requires that it must be allowed for all. Proponents of the law claimed that because military personnel could be deployed at any time, they deserved special privileges in terms of when they could vote. Although this point is true, when it comes to voting, any incapacity is equally legitimate. Whether deployed to foreign soil or unable to vote because of the necessity to work to provide for ones own family, the incapacity is the same and results in the same inability to participate in the voting process. Therefore, early voting must be applied equally to all residents of a state and county. A change in one factor or one aspect of the voting process, such as early voting, can have systemic effects that alter the nature of the election and voter dynamics. The or intended in the worst and, therefore, should be avoided at all costs to prevent any form of unlawful or unfair tampering with elections. Alex Rubin is a columnist for The Dartmouth at Dartmouth College.Early voting preserves fairnessUWireAlex RubinUWire our years ago, during the 2008 election cycle, voters in Alachua County voted yes on the against homeowners in Alachua County that is used to directly provide funding to schools nurses, elementary art and music programs, K-12 school library programs, K-12 guidance programs, classroom technology, school magnet programs and high school band and chorus probe put to a vote again this election cycle, and I am writing to urge voters to vote yes on this imperative revenue source used to fund our school programs, which in turn make our community stronger. due to the fragile nature of the economy and necessary budget cuts, the funding of these vital school programs coffers. According to Alachua County Public Schools, since 2008, per-student funding has decreased from left by these budget cuts so that these programs, as well as the staff that runs them, continue to operate at cur rent levels. Another point worth noting is that the One Mill prochua County. If you use $150,000, the average value of a home in Alachua County, as a baseline, it is roughly considering that it will keep your children involved in worthwhile after-school programs that help strengthen the public. To prevent waste, this program is also over seen by an independent citizens committee that makes these platforms instead of to fund a government bureaucracy. Some voters might feel urged to vote no on this key ballot initiative, thinking that they have a moral obligation to vote no because they do not own property in Alachua County and, therefore, should not make deTo this, I say that school music and art programs create more creative, wholesome children and transform them into better leaders for tomorrow. They create a stronger, more thriving community within Alachua County. Many social studies have linked participation in music and art programs to better grades in childrens academics, as well as fewer disciplinary problems at school and at home. If voters choose to shoot the One Mill initiative down, layoffs of art and music teachers will directly result, and many This would be a serious blow to the children of Alachua County. This initiative was shot down by voters in Marion County in August, and I do not want the same thing to happen in Alachua County. The community cannot afish. rience: Music has changed who I am today for the better and made me a better man academically and creatively. Please do not deprive Alachua County children of the opportunity that we received as children when we were growing up. When you mail in your absentee ballot or go to your voting precinct Nov. 6, please vote yes to language of this initiative can be found below. BALLOT TITLE: RENEWAL OF THE EXISTING ONE MILL AD VALOREM TAX FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT OPERATING EXPENSES BALLOT QUESTION: ementary music and art programs, K-12 school library programs, K-12 guidance programs, middle and high school band and chorus programs, academic/career technical magnet programs and to update classroom technology; with oversight by and independent citizens committee? Yes____ No_____ John L. Dickhaus is a political science senior at UF.Vote Yes on One Mill for SchoolsGuest columnJohn DickhausSpeaking Out

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los Aguilar, 45, said. At that moment, were going to have the honor of taking Christian back home. On Saturday, Levy County deputy sheriffs blocked off dirt roads leading into the woods along State Road 24, as police combed through the area to gather more evidence. Jeff Baxman, a 60-year-old truck driver, lives several miles away from where the body was found. The dozens driving into the woods, including a forensics team, surprised Baxman on his way home from Miami Friday night. This doesnt happen out here a lot, he said. The search for Christian Aguilar began 25 days ago, when he was reported missing. The Aguilars drove almost 350 miles from Miami to look for their son, combing through swamps and woods throughout Gainesville. However, they did not look alone. Supporters from Miami, Gainesville and across the state assisted the Aguilars and GPD in the search. As days turned to weeks, and Christian Aguilar remained missing, police turned the search into a recovery mission. Kathy Tamargo was one of the dozens of UF students who volunteered with police. The 20-year-old political science senior said she searched along Southwest 13th Street Oct. 7 for clues. If it was your brother, youd want people helping out, too, she said. During the investigation, police named Pedro Bravo the main suspect in Aguilars disappearance. Bravo, an 18-year-old Santa Fe College student and Aguilars for mer friend, told GPD detectives he beat Aguilar and left him lying on the ground. In the past few weeks, police found several pieces of evidence: blood inside Bravos 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, Aguilars backpack in Bravos closet and a receipt on Bravos dresser. The receipt showed he had pur chased a roll of duct tape and a shovel several days before Aguilars disappearance. Bravo has been in Alachua County Jail since Sept. 24, where he remains in custody without bond. On Oct. 8, an Alachua County grand jury indicted Bravo on kidcharges. Bravos next appearance in court will be his arraignment Oct. 24, where he will appear in front of a judge and make his plea in the case. Although a body has been found, Ron Kozlowski, one of the attorneys representing Bravo and his family, said his team is still working on strategies for the defense. be Aguilar, he said, the case can change. How it changes is really speculation, he said. We just dont know enough. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org. 8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffMelanie Brkich / Alligator Pedro Bravo will appear in court to make his plea on Oct. 24 AGUILaAR, from page 1The festival featured new artists, totaling 250 artists and vendorsarea, and some pushed relatives in wheelchairs and strollers. Dogs scampered next to their owners, stopping to sniff a stand or greet another canine companion. One section of the festival, called Imagination Station, offered activities for Adults paused as they walked through the festival, peering into the tents of the about 250 artists and vendors who set up tents for the weekend. The artwork was as eclectic as the people who came to the event. Large, steel statues stood 5-feet tall, while the soft clanging of windchimes echoed in the distance. Paintings of all genres hung on canvassed walls next to their proud creators. This year, 35 new artists showcased their work. One of those new faces, William Kidd from Myanmar, won best-in-show for his ceramic sculptures. Most of the work in his tent looked like alien, plant-like forms. Theyre organically inspired, Kidd said. Ill look at things like coral reefs, seeds, spores and cacti. I dont want to work. Though Kidd said he enjoyed the weather and the atmosphere, he said he heard other artists gossiping about lower attendance at the festival this year. But some long-time visitors to the event said the crowd was the biggest they could remember. This year has been one of the smoothest, said Dani Skaja, who said she attended the festival the past 13 years. It just gets bigger and bigger every year. Skaja and her husband, John, said they love the atmosphere of the event and seeing new artists. She also said she loved the smell of the fair food that was sold around the festival, though she couldnt eat most of it. The food is always a draw, she said, even though were vegan. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@alligator. org. ART, from page 1They encouraged students to participate, become politically involvedenergy, including solar. I hope we move in that direction soon, Crist said. The governors also discussed imposing a sales tax on online vendors like Amazon. Graham said a sales tax should be imposed for online vendors. Martinez agreed, saying it would damage physical retailers in Florida. Before the governors ended their conversation, they addressed all the students in the room. Askew told them they cannot allow themselves to be cynical. You have to look upon politics as an honorable profession, he said. Graham encouraged students to have as many life experiences as possible. Martinez told students to be specialists their lives. Dont get yourself too narrow in view you cant see someone elses needs, he said. MacKay told everyone that when looking back, the things that seemed important, arent. Crist told students to be good listeners, be civil and particThe most pleasant thing [was] to have them talk about and apply knowledge theyve seen from their life, he said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org. GGOVERNORsS, from page 1GGraham It just gets bigger and bigger every year.festival attendeeBravo

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EMILY STANTONAlligator Contributing WriterDevan Baird has been a dragon-wielding warrior princess determined to rule seven a purple-haired unicorn with an eye for fashion and all things fabulous. The 21-year-old telecommunication senior creates costumes of her favorite characart form called cosplay. She has competed with her hand-sewn since 2010. Japanese art of dressing up as characters Cosplay is a way to represent characdressing up and embodying the spirit of the The anime and cosplay community will to put her telecommunication degree to work in the animation industry after she parts of about 10 costumes. Among the visiShe went in costume to cosplay er entertained the thought of competing. She said she still felt like an amateur. lot of convincing by my friends to actually Competitors in a cosplay contest are where from $10 to $500. in love with the competition and the idea of her hard work on display. ly entered cosplay competitions across the southeast. She placed best in show at Florida State vidual cosplay at the 2011 Florida Anime Baird has been featured on costume Japanese publication dedicated to cosplay. four steps. costume she wants to make. lar to the original. eral patterns or to design a pattern from scratch. her creation to perfection. character but also to make friends and be likes to wear neon-colored wigs. older sister to start cosplaying. cosplays under her belt. The two have attended conventions toTheir road trip this summer to Anime around with each other. The sisters help each other when they can; lending wigs or costume pieces to each other and giving patience and support. Their parents encourage both of them to cosplay and do what makes them happy. Baird had strutted down the competition catwalk and sat in the audience chairs of countless conventions but had never stood January. She volunteered to be cosplay coordinaDelta Tabletop Gaming and Science Fiction Consortium. cosplay programming by adding a hallwhich photos of cosplayers are posted and convention attendees vote on their favorites. Hallway cosplay contests are more democratic and friendlier to novice cosplayers. She strives to make competitive cosplaying within the grasp of anyone who wants to give it a try. Baird intends competitive cosplay to be a life-long ambition. The only reason she would stop cosplaying is a lack of resources ALLIGATOR9 Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffDevan Baird, a 21-year-old telecommunication senior, lies on her competition-winning cosplays, which are costumes based on television, anime and comic book characters. UF student designs, creates costumes of her favorite showsShe practices the Japanese art form cosplay

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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/dryer 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 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 10-17-1281-2 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 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 2BR/1BA, Cent A/C, mobile home on shady lot on busline. 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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. 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ALLIGATORBEDROOM 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 UF Surplus Equipment Auctionsare underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. 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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. 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12, ALLIGATOR 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 DISABLED ELDER LADY IN SCOOTER NEEDS: Small stand-up freezer Portable ovenCall 352-318-0711 10-17-5-13 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. 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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Theyre Coming to Your CityESPN College Gameday will air live from Gainesville ahead of Saturdays game between Florida and South Carolina in The Swamp. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. on CBS. Gators No. 2 in First BCS StandingsThe BCS standings debuted on Sunday, with the Gators ranked No. 2. Alabama is No. 1. Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame round out Junior middle blocker and blocks as the Gators defense earned them a win. See story, page 14. FLORIDA 31VANDERBILT 17 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffJeff Driskel carries the ball during UFs 31-17 win against Vanderbilt on Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium. Driskel set Floridas record for rushing yards by a quarterback, tallying 177 yards and three touchdowns. JOSH JURNOVOY Alligator Staff Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Gators skill position players did less on Saturday than they had in any game all season, but Jeff Driskel made sure it didnt matter. The sophomore racked up 177 yards on the ground, breaking Tim Tebows UF record for rushing yards in a game by a quarterback as No. 3 Florida (6-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) defeated Vanderbilt 31-17. I dont know that he surprises anybody at this point in the season, coach Will Muschamp said of Driskel. But he is really fast. With the win, the Gators took SEC East as they look toward next Saturdays game against No. 9 South Carolina. The Commodores (2-4, 1-3 SEC) held UFs leading rusher, Mike Gillislee, to 67 yards on 17 carries his lowest yards per carry average of the season. No Gator had more than 21 yards receiving. The Florida passing game was held to less than 100 yards for the second straight week. But Driskel provided plenty the ball 11 times for 177 yards and three touchdowns. Tebow previously set the rushing record for a Florida quarterback with 166 yards on 27 carries in Floridas 30-24 win at Ole Miss in 2007. Driskel consistently found room to run against the Commodores as offensive coordinator Brent Pease called several read option plays. They were keying in on Gillislee all night, which they should, Driskel said. Hes had a great season. When two or three guys go for him, it opens up lanes. The Commodores did not adjust to defend the option, even after Driskel had already accumulated 107 yards on the ground. So Pease called it again to begin UFs drive with 2:31 remaining in the game after Vanderbilt cut the lead to 2417. Driskel took the ball around the right side and outran the Commodores secondary for a 70-yard touchdown the longest run of his career and his third score of the game. If something is working, keep going to it, so thats really what we did, Driskel said. Muschamp said he understood why Vanderbilts defense took the approach it did, but he knew Florida would have the opportunity to STAYING GROUNDED ADAM PINCUS Alligator Staff Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Gators have been quick to coin new mantras this season. After the injury bug swept through UF during Saturdays 3117 win against Vanderbilt, redshirt senior Sam Robey added another: Adapt, overcome, improvise. At least 10 players left due to injury in a road Southeastern Conference game, including two starting offensive linemen. Not included in that total are left guard James Wilson and linebacker Jelani Jenkins, who didnt even make it to kickoff. Wilson suffered an eye injury on Wednesday during practice and couldnt make the trip. Coach Will Muschamp expects him back on Tuesday. reer start in Wilsons place. Center Jonotthan Harrison injured his right arm on drive. Robey replaced Harrison at center. D.J. Humphries took over at left tackle for Xavier Nixon, who left the Reserves step up on line THE END OF GREGULATION NASHVILLE, TENN.Florida won again, and as usual it wasnt pretty. Against what should have been a clearly overmatched Vanderbilt team, UF looked beatable. The Commodores took an early lead and only narrowly lost the total yardage battle as Jeff Driskel failed to pass for even 100 yards for the second week in a row. Facing No. 9 South Carolina next weekend, itd be easy to write things like, Florida wont be able to win if it cant pass, and The Gators effort wont get it done against the Gamecocks. But you know what? It probably will. No matter how unimpressive Florida continually is against unranked opponents, it doesnt matter. Theres no debating the fact: This is one of the best teams in college football. Whether its because talent is more balanced, or the Southeastern Conference is down, or the entire NCAA is down, this uninspiring Florida team is one of the best anywhere. South Carolina should be a challenge, but a 23-21 loss at LSU makes the Gamecocks look like a favorable matchup. The Tigers who the Gators beat just a week ago won despite an ugly passing game by racking up 258 yards on the ground. LSU attempted only two passes while running the ball 15 times in the fourth quarter. If thats the formula to beat South Carolina, then Florida should be a substantial favorite. So then what remaining game will Florida be the underdog in? Will UF not be a favorite against the Georgia team that got blown out by South Carolina? Is Florida really in trouble against the Florida State squad that just lost to N.C. State? This isnt a prediction that UF will run the table. The Gators proved with their performance on Saturday that, on a bad day, they could lose just UF not great, but can win it all Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca SEE GREG, PAGE 15 SEE OFFENSIVE LINE, PAGE 15 SEE DRISKEL, PAGE 15Robey Driskel sets Gators record

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ADAM LICHTENSTEIN Alligator Writer The Gators have been a strong second-half team this season. For 10 minutes on Sunday, Mississippi State looked like it may put an end to that trend. Florida came out of the locker room after halftime with a 1-0 lead, but the Bulldogs scored two minutes into the half and looked to have control of the match. It was just a matter of us really not doing what we do well, which is keep the ball, play it and move, coach Becky Burleigh said. But after that 10-minute lapse, Florida (12-3-1, 9-1 Southeastern Conference) got its offense back on track and scored three unanswered goals in a 4-1 win against Mississippi State (8-8-1, 1-8-1 SEC). Sunday was Senior Day for the Gators, and the seniors owned the spotlight. After being honored with their game, seniors McKenzie Barney, Erika Tymrak and Jo Dragotta accounted for all four of Floridas goals. Barney opened the scoring in Tymrak, netting the earliest Gators goal of the season. Florida wouldnt score again for another 66 minutes. In that time, Mississippi State tied the game and controlled possession early in the second half. With the game tied at one in the 71st minute, Dragotta received the ball well outside the box and shot a laser into the upper right corner of the goal. Six minutes later, Tymrak added insurance to the Gators lead when she scored on a free kick just outside of the penalty box. I saw probably a 4-foot gap between the wall and the post, and the keeper was kind of behind the wall, Tymrak said. I basically just focused on hitting the spot. in the 81st minute after freshman Claire Falknor was fouled by Bulldogs goalkeeper Skylar Rosson. Rosson was given a red card and left the game, and Dragotta scored on the penalty kick against backup keeper CJ Winship. After entering the season without a goal in her career, Dragotta seven games. more Havana Solaun and Barney for the team lead. Still, Dragotta is never quite sure how to react when the ball hits the net. I kind of just scream every time, because I dont really know what to do, Dragotta said. 14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 Melanie Brkich / AlligatorSenior Jo Dragotta (left) celebrates after scoring a goal in Floridas 2-1 win against Missouri on Friday at James G. Pressly Stadium. UF seniors spur second-half surge UF Soccer JONATHAN CZUPRYN Alligator Writer Even as Chloe Mann tied her career high with 20 kills in just three sets, the Gators defense stole the show. No. 11 Florida (15-2, 9-0 Southeastern Conference) blocked and dug its way past Auburn on Sunday in the OConnell Center to earn its 10th sweep of the season (2519, 25-19, 25-15). For the fourth straight match, the Gators notched at least 10 team blocks, and they had three players notch nine digs or more. Coach Mary Wise said many of her teams mistakes on the offensive side of the ball, such as passing errors, were masked by UFs blocking effort. Floridas 10 blocks on Sunday were 2.5 more blocks than its season average in three-set matches. Mann led the team both offensively with 20 kills and defensively with seven blocks against Auburn (13-6, 4-5 SEC). The blocking makes up for mistakes, Wise said. Not even the stuff blocks, just the control blocks or at least funneling the balls. The players in this league are just too big, too physical that youve got to block balls to have any chance. Florida held Auburn to a sub-.300 hitting percentage in undefeated when holding opponents below that mark for an entire match. However, Wises defense buckled down even more in ing the Tigers to an .029 hitting clip. Sophomore defensive specialist Madison Monserezs nine digs marked the second most among Gators. Sophomore Taylor Unroe led the way with 11 digs, while freshman Ziva Recek added nine. Monserez said Floridas blocking and positioning aided her defensive effort. They were in the right spots, so it was easy for us to line up behind it, and I think that was a big part of the defense today, she helped today. The Gators are 6-0 when registering 10 or more blocks in a match. Senior middle blocker Betsy Smith, whose 38 blocks on the year rank third for UF, said Floridas recent play at the net is due to increased comfort with Wises scheme. It is getting used to our game plans and knowing what were supposed to do, and really buying into them and knowing what their hitters are doing before they even know what theyre doing, Smith said. Its a lot more cerebral than you would think. Mann Defense keys Gators 12th straight victory

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15 Florida 31, Vanderbilt 17 The sophomore didnt do much through the air, but his 177 rushing yards broke a schoolrecord of 166 yards by a quarterback set by Tim Tebow in 2007. Driskel also ran for a career-high three touchdowns. Facing fourth and 5 with a four-point lead midway through the third quarter, coach Will Muschamp decided to gamble. After Florida lined up in a punt formation, Solomon Patton took a handoff 54 yards up the sideline to Vanderbilts 3. Two plays later, UF extended its lead to 18-7. 326 game against the Commodores, amassing 326 rushing yards on 35 carries. Spearheaded by Jeff Driskels career-high 177 yards, Florida averaged 9.3 yards per carry on Saturday. KEY STAT TURNING POINT THREE KEY PLAYS Mike Gillislee, 9 Jeff Driskel, 8 Jaylen Watkins, 3 Matt Elam, 3 Marcus Roberson, 3 Trey Burton, 2 Loucheiz Purifoy, 2 Leon Orr, 2 Frankie Hammond Jr., 1 Kyle Christy, 1 STANDINGS 1234 Final Vanderbilt Florida 177 0 0 11 0 7 10 13SCORE BY QUARTERS SWAMP STUDS31Jeff DriskelQB (3 points) Roberson recorded three tackles and a pass break up, but perhaps his biggest play was a second-down sack of Jordan Rodgers when the Commodores had the ball on the Gators 34-yard line in the second quarter.Marcus RobersonCB (1 point) Purifoy continued his ball-hawking ways on special teams against Vanderbilt, consistently meeting the oppositions kick and punt returners almost immediately. He made six tackles and broke up a pass.Loucheiz PurifoyCB (2 points) With UF nursing a four-point lead in the third quarter, Vandy lined up for a snapped, Earl Okine broke through the Commodores protection and got his hand on the football. UF recovered and scored a touchdown on the resulting drive. Vandy again pulled within one touchdown of the lead at 24-17 in the fourth quarter before Jeff Driskel ran for a career-long 70yard touchdown on a read option play. The score put the finishing touch on Floridas 31-17 victory. After Vanderbilts Zac Stacy reached the end zone to cut Floridas lead to 21-14, Andre Debose took the ensuing kickoff 60 yards to the Commodores 37-yard line. The Gators put three points on the board soon after thanks Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffGuard Ian Silberman (77) blocks on a pass attempt during Floridas 31-17 win against Vanderbilt on Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium. Muschamp impressed by performance of Gators backup linemen body injury. Sept. 15. son. 2011. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org. OFFENSIVE LINE from page 13 Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator. org. GREG, from page 13Stage set for Saturday showdown Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator. org. DRISKEL, from page 13Purifoy

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JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. Florida season. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. ALLIGATOR Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffSolomon Patton runs down the sideline after taking a fourth-and-5 handoff out of a punt formation in UFs 31-17 win on Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium. Patton ran 54 yards down to the Commodores 3-yard line. Special teams crucial in Floridas win against Vanderbilt When I got it and I Solomon Patton



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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 38 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida 87 /60 Solomon Patton played a key role in Floridas crucial effort on special teams in Saturdays win. See story, page 16.Students pack Murphree Commons for SausageFestAbout 380 sausages were served, pg 3. Residents paint pumpkins pink for cancer awarenessThe event was held at Shands at UF, pg 5. Driskel Breaks Record Set by Tebow:On Saturday, Jeff Driskel rushed for 177 yards, which set a school record for the most by a Gators quarterback in a single game, pg. 13. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13Alex M. Sanchez / AlligatorClaudia Aguilar sobs on her husband, Carlos, as he addresses reporters during a news conference at the University Police Department on Saturday evening. What are possibly the remains of missing UF student Christian Aguilar were found Friday afternoon deep in the woods of a hunting reserve in Levy County. UPDATE CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterAfter about a month of unanswered questions, miles of searching and holding onto hope, the Aguilar family may have the closure it prayed for. On Saturday, Carlos Aguilar and his wife, Claudia Aguilar, addressed reporters inside the University Police department about investigators recent discovery: a body found in Levy County that may be the couples missing son, Christian Aguilar. Carlos Aguilars wife cried on his arm as he thanked volunteers and supporters for their help in the search. We, as a family, believe that Christian has been found and our prayers have been heard, he said. On Friday afternoon, Gainesville Police responded to a call from the Levy County remains found inside the Gulf Hammock Hunting Club, a 25,000-acre wooded area about 40 miles southwest of Gainesville. wood found a partially buried body after smelling what they thought was a dead deer. The body, found near a dirt road, had blue Vans sneakers, blue jeans and duct tape, according to published reports. The jeans and sneakers match the same clothes Christian Aguilar, 18, wore in a Best Buy surveillance photo, released by GPD, taken the day he went missing, the reports stated. Police have not conVolunteers temporarily suspended Saturdays search when the family heard of the bodys discovery. Investigators are performing an autopsy and will release their The Aguilar family said it planned to stay in Gainesville Our family is going to be grieving until the authorities SEE AGUILAR, PAGE 8 SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterThe sounds of eclectic music and smells of frying food drifted among droves of art lovers through the brick streets of downtown Gainesville Sunday. The 31st Downtown Festival & Art Show packed downtown with about 100,000 people Saturday and Sunday. People drifted among tents displaying photographs, paintings, jewelry, ceramics and art created through countless other mediums. Linda Piper, event coordinator for the citys Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, said about 50,000 people came to the festival each day this weekend. Its like throwing a street party for 100,000 of your closest friends, Piper said. But this party took up more than one street. Police blocked off a chunk of downtown spanning from just north of City Hall to the Hippodrome State Theatre and from Main Street to Southeast Third Street. People of all ages wandered the THEY DISCUSSED WAYS TO IMPROVE THE STATE. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterFive former Florida governors met Friday to discuss the future. Governors Reubin Askew, Bob Graham, Bob Martinez, Buddy MacKay and Charlie Crist spoke to each other and an audience of about 500 people as part of the 2012 Allen L. Poucher Legal Education Series. Ben Diamond, a UF Levin College of Law graduate, moderated the conversation. Askew, Floridas 37th governor, served from 1971 to 1979. He was succeeded by Graham, who has a reputation as Floridas Education governor and helped implement Floridas Growth Management Act. MacKay was the death of Lawton Chiles. The most recent gov2011. Askew said the state changed immensely MacKay said that when he started his political career, it was a time of great change in Florida. Back then, people were against unnecessary change, and today they have the same thinking, he said. Here we are again, legislative leaderships faced the wrong way, MacKay said. The governors also discussed the three Florida Supreme Court justices who are on the retention vote on the November ballot. Askew, who started the merit retention program, said the judges should remain in We have to keep the judges independent, he said. Crist, who was late to the event due to a off the coast of Florida. He said the BP oil spill was the greatest wake-up call to the environment. He said there are other ways to produce SEE GOVERNORS, PAGE 8 SEE ART, PAGE 8Crist Its like throwing a street party for 100,000 of your closest friends.Linda Piperevent coordinatorAguilar

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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 38 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 TODAYFORECASTTHUNDER STORMS 80/60 PARTLY CLOUDY 84/66 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/61 SUNNY 81/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 87/60 FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY WHATS HAPPENING?Join Recurso UF for a Month of Microfinancing Come out to Pugh Hall Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to learn about local and global economic development, with a discussion on microfinancing and the United Nations contribution to the cause. Also, learn how to get involved. Help launch Recursos first Mircofinance Team by pledging a donation to a thirdworld entrepreneur of your choice. Authors@UF featuring Professor Richard Scher Why is it so difficult to vote in America? Are you voting in November? Are you sure? There will be a conversation on historical voting barriers, like literacy tests, poll taxes and more current obstacles Tuesday in Smathers Library (East) Room 1A at 5:30 p.m. Come out for an informative hour about a controversial topic at the heart of American democracy and the 2012 elections. Drawing from his award-winning new book, The Politics of Disenfranchisement, Richard K. Scher will discuss the tradition of restricting or denying voting rights to large numbers of Americans. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Enactus hosts Career 180 career fair Career 180 will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Fe Center for Innovation and Economic Development. The fair is targeted at individuals looking to re-enter the workforce. Career 180 will present many of the issues Gainesville community members must consider during the job search. Its an opportunity to connect with local resources, network, explore job options and gain the confidence needed to successfully and gracefully re-enter the workforce. Topics covered at the fair will include resume updating, interviewing skills, professional dress, budgeting and more. The fair will consist of tables and workshops. Participants may come and go throughout the day, and lunch will be provided. to building new cities and retrofitting the old to become sustainable is distributed water and energy reclamation from used water and stormwater and reusing them in a partially or fully closed urban metabolic cycle. Current and near-future developments of sustainable water-centric ecocities in Canada, China, Singapore, Sweden and other countries will be introduced. Vladimir Novotny is professor emeritus at Marquette University and Northeastern University and an internationally recognized scholar and educator. Contact professor Jim Heaney at 352392-7344 for more information. 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.CORRECTIONAn article in Fridays edition of the Alligator incorrectly stated that the Florida Lottery shattered records this year with contributions to the Education Enhancement Trust Fund of about $24 billion. Lottery contributions to the Education Enhancement Trust Fund were about $1.31 billion, bringing the total contribution to about $24 billion. Life Planning Seminar You are never too young or too old, too rich or too poor to start planning for your future. With that in mind, the Roark Law Firm and Ryan Z. Westerburg of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management will host a free and open discussion about wills, trusts, living wills, financial planning and the other steps people can take to reduce the burdens that the death or incapacity of a loved one create Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. They will talk about what happens when people die or become incapacitated in Florida and will touch on things that every parent should have in place for their children. They will also discuss important aspects of financial planning, saving and planning for retirement. Drinks, snacks and a complimentary life-planning binder will be provided. A Q&A session will follow. Eco Cities of the Future Professor Vladimir Novotny will present the 2012 Kappe Lecture, Closing the Water Cycle: Recovering Energy and Resources in the Cities of the Future, Oct. 19 from 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. in New Engineering Building Room 102. This talk will be hosted by the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and the Environment. Introducing the worldwide Cities of the Future initiative, the presentation will highlight developments and concepts of the new paradigm. It will lead to water-centric sustainable communities, whereby stormwater conveyance is mostly on the surface, and rehabilitated and restored ur ban surface and groundwater bodies are integral parts of the water cycle. The backbone of the new paradigm approach

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 October 17, 1973: The colleges of dentistry and engineering were contracted to explore the possibility of implanting false teeth in humans. As a part of the three-year study, 24 African baboons had four of their front teeth removed and replaced with synthetic implants. The teeth were made of chrome alloy, an acrylic plastic, and a new bioglass-ceramic material developed by researchers in the College of Engineering. October 14, 1988: The City Commission of Gainesville voted to send city employees who wanted to stop smoking to a clinic for free. If they kicked the habit for good, the city would pick up the $110 tab. If the employee started smoking again, he or she would have to pay back the money. October 14, 1991: As a new record was reached for people at a UF football game 85,135 people some people could not contain their excitement. Police ejected 85 people from the game for misconduct including from disorderly intoxication, object throwing and ticket switching. Some were even removed from the stadium for urinating on other fans. KRISTAN WIGGINS Sarah Davis / Alligator Puppy PlaytimeKevin Weschler, a 21-year-old industrial and systems engineering junior, plays with his dog, Bailey, at the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity slip-and-slide clothing drive on Flavet Field on Sunday. THEY ATE 380 SAUSAGES. ROSA LLAMOAlligator Contributing WriterThe Murphree Area had no shortage of sausage Sunday. About 210 students, alumni and phree Commons Courtyard to enjoy music, a chance to pie residential assistants in the face and, of course, 90 pounds of sausage. About 380 sausages including bratwurst, mild Italian and hot Italian and 30 veggie burgers were served at the ninth annual SausageFest, said Jennifer Becker, a 19-year-old recreation, parks and tourism sophomore and SausageFest co-committee chairwoman. Because the Inter-Residence Hall Association helped with the cost of the obstacle course, organizers bought more sausages than usual, Becker said. The Murphree Area Council spent about $300. The event wasnt there to raise money, said Patsy Phillips, MAC residential assistant liaison and a 20-year-old recreation, parks and tourism sophomore. More so, it was to provide residents with a fun Sunday afternoon full of food, games and, of course, sausages. With the smell of sizzling sausages in the fall air, they did. For four hours, attendees ate, challenged each other on the obstacle course and took pictures with a giant hotdog 20-year-old telecommunication junior Charlene Ochogo, wearing the costume she called awesome.Students, alumni pack Murphee Commons for SausageFest

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4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012Alex Catalano/ Alligator StaffLee Baker, 26, marches down University Avenue to 13th Street on Occupy Gainesvilles one-year anniver sary Friday. Baker came from South Carolina to march. I felt like I needed to be here for this, he said. KATHERINE HAHNAlligator Contributing WriterWith a hotdog in one hand and a drumstick in the other, 70-year-old John Fullerton pounded out a steady beat as 13 people and a dog ambled down University Avenue. To celebrate the one-year anniver sary of Occupy Gainesville, a protest movement inspired by Occupy Wall Street, a group of movement members marched from Bo Diddley Community Plaza to 13th Street, holding signs and wearing black T-shirts that displayed the phrase, We are the 99 percent. The Occupy Gainesville movement kicked off about a month afspread to cities across the world. Occupy Gainesville members or ganized several protests during the past year, including a few during which members were arrested on charges of trespassing. Bo Diddleys son was among the people arrested. Nancy Jones, 49, said she joined the Occupy movement in November because she was thirsty for activism. She said Occupy Gainesville represents several causes, from homelessness to environmentalism. We all feel its critically impor tant to build communities and wake up to whats a sustainable activity and whats not, Jones said. Before their march, the Occupy members took brightly colored chalk to the bricks of Bo Diddley Community Plaza, scrawling slogans like Weve got chalk, theyve got guns tell me, who are the violent ones? A man with dreadlocks strummed a mandolin as the protesters sang Happy Birthday to themselves. The movement has lost momentum throughout the course of the year, said 59-year-old Annette Gilley. She said she attended a training session at Occupy Wall Street, where she learned how to interrupt business as usual on Wall Street. During Fridays march, a small mix-breed dog, Albie, sniffed bushes along the route, following the small crowd. At one point, a man wearing a bandana over his face sat down in As the marchers passed Bank of America, they started yelling, Banks got bailed out. We got sold out. When they reached the street corner in front of Holiday Inn, the Occupy members posed for a commemorative photo. Now everybody say bulls**t, the cameraman said.Occupy Gainesville members celebrate one year with march MICHELLE PLITNIKASAlligator Contributing WriterAs part of the yearly Gator Garba celebration, hundreds went to the Stephen C. OConnell Center on Satand traditional Indian music. Students and Gainesville community members attended, as well as people from Tampa, Orlando and Tallahassee, said Payal Shah, a 19-year-old biology sophomore and the Indian Student Association secretary. The Indian Student Association hosted the event in honor of Navratri, a Hindu celebration that lasts nine nights. The majority of attendees were dressed in traditional Indian gar ments like chaniya cholis and kur tas. The styles of dance performed, known as garba and raas, gave glimpses of barefoot feet moving en skipped and hopped. Heena Joshi, a 20-year-old biology junior, said the dances are taught to people starting from a young age. We grew up with the dances, she said. When we get here, they just come out. Starting at 8 p.m., people made began dancing at about 9:30 p.m. Shoes were abandoned in piles by the bleachers, and dancers young and old started spinning and swinging their arms. Garba involves a series of repetitive motions performed while dancers move in circles around the and others counter-clockwise, some were big and others small. Though the steps may have been simple, the performance as a whole looked intricate and complicated. As the night wore on, the tempo of the music increased. The dancers sped up, performing jumping movements rather than sweeping steps. Roshini Pudhucode, an 18-yearold biomedical engineering freshman, taught Zach Smythurst, an 18-year-old mechanical engineering freshman, and his friends. It seems pretty easy, Smythurst said. Its a new experience, but its not overwhelming. Ten-piece band Taare Zameen Par provided the traditional tunes for the evening, playing nearly all night. Attendees prepared for the raas by grabbing their dandiyas, footlong sticks usually made of wood and decorated with paint, colored tape and fabric. Shah said she was happy to have participated in this event. It was a lot of work, but its so worth it in the end, she said.Gator Garba celebrates traditional Indian celebration over weekend THE TEETH ARE MORE COMPLEX THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterA collaborative study between UF researchers and a Florida State University paleobiologist has scientists chewing on new ideas about dinosaur study. The study, published this month in the journal Science, found that the teeth of the hadrosaurid a Late Cretaceous-period herbivore with a duck-like bill are com posed of six layers of tissue instead of the two layers expected in typical reptile dental structures, according to a news release. This means dinosaur teeth are much more complex than previously thought, said UF postdoctoral researcher Brandon Krick. One of the processes that made the breakthrough, rarely used on fossils, Krick said, involves scratching the material with a diamond-tipped tool to measure how it responds to abrasion. The research team ran preliminary tests showing the tooths high mineral content had preserved the structures they wanted to explore further. The lab instruments used in the study were designed and built by UF students, Krick said. Krick said the team found that the six tissue types contained in the tooth displayed different levels of resistance to abrasion. The results help scientists understand the biomechanics of hadrosaurids as grinders, similar to bison and other grazing animals. Theyre like the horses of the dinosaur period, Krick said. He said the results open up new avenues for discovering the tissue properties of other fossils through mechanical tests. Paleontologists will have new ideas on testing to learn about the biomechanics of these animals, Krick said.Scientists study dinosaur teeth DANIELLE BOYDAlligator Contributing WriterIn the cool darkness of the Hippodrome State Theatre, Violet spread her wings for her captivated audience. About 100 people stumbled in and out of the dim theater Saturday to see Violet, a 21-year-old bat, and Edgar, a Rodrigues fruit bat, for an event hosted by the Lubee Bat Conservancy. The event, meant to raise awareness theater and the conservancy teamed up to prevent the extinction of bats and inform the Gainesville community about conservation. People sat quietly in the theater as two documentaries played about bat migration and conservation. Then, the bats were carried into the theater, and one bat was taken out for the visitors to admire. I thought the event was excellent. Brian gave an excellent presentation, and I know he reached a lot of people with it, said Gainesville resident Amber Roux. The Lubee Bat Conservancy is an founded in 1989 and extends to 19 counis to preserve the vital need of natures bats, said Brian Pope, director of the Lubee Bat Conservancy. There are 1,250 bat species worldwide, and the conservancy houses 67 of them. It is home to 208 bats and is open to the public only once a year during the annual Florida Bat Festival, Pope said. I am so glad we are getting the inter est of local communities, I want people to see how cool these amazing creatures are, he said. Jacqueline Meyer, 62-year-old Washington, D.C. resident, said she enjoyed learning about how the conservancy protects the bats during her visit to Gainesville. I loved seeing the bats, Meyer said. They are so elegant and beautiful. I think they are great.Event brings bats to the HippThe event was held at the OConnell Center I loved seeing the bats.Jacqueline Meyer62-year-old Washington, D.C. resident

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KEEGAN HONES WON THIRD PLACE IN A WRITING CONTEST. ALEX CATALANOAlligator Staff WriterErica Merrell opened an envelope and found a blessing. Inside, she found a letter explaining that a young man had won an award, which came in the form of the envelopes second item: a check for $250 made out to her bookstore. Wild Iris, the feminist bookstore Merrell coowns with Santa Fe College professor Cheryl Calhoun, needed the money and attention. About $20,000 of debt for an abandoned cafe and increased rent payments could soon force the store out of its colorful shell at 802 W. University Ave. But the award winner, Keegan Hones, is improving the situation. About a year ago, he noticed a writing contest on James Pattersons Facebook page. The 18-year-old biology freshman at UF was a high school senior when he submitted an essay about Tim Tebows book Through My Eyes, and it earned him a third place award. The prizes ranged from $250 to $1,000. Last year, the American Booksellers Association Dan Cullen. tersons convictions to literacy, especially in kids. It gives kids the opportunity to go into their local bookseller to browse and discover and make purchases of their own, Cullen said. Hones winnings could be used at any store ganization that links authors and booksellers with independent shops and local businesses. He chose Wild Iris. Hones now has a line of credit that will let him spend the $250 on anything from textbooks to bumper stickers. The money comes at a good time. forces it to seek out a cheaper location. Its gotten to the point that the co-owners have opened a donation drive. pay off some of the debt the store has accumulated, Merrell said. We just need some help. She said its rough for independent stores to compete with retailers like Amazon.com, but she stays hopeful with the support of the community including people like Hones. Its cool to help out a locally owned store because they just get overlooked so much, he said. MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Andrea Sarcos / AlligatorDerby GirlsLady Rider from the Blue Ridge Rollergirls and LeBrawn Maimes from the Gainesville Roller Rebels, both jammers, race Benjamin S. Brasch / Alligator StaffWild Iris, a feminist bookstore, located at 802 W. University Ave., is searching for a UF student wins award, donates check to Wild Iris bookstore THE EVENT WAS HELD AT SHANDS AT UF. NOELIA TRUJILLOAlligator Contributing WriterThe UF Cancer and Genetics Research Complex lawn became a sea of pink Saturday, covered with the glitter, sequins and feathers that adorned handpainted pumpkins. Pink Pumpkin Fest, which included events like a Pink Pumpkin Pedal-Off, Pink Pumpkin Painting Party and about 20 other exhibits aimed at raising money and awareness for breast cancer. Theyve made this event fun so that even kids can participate and start learning about it, said Lisa Bynes, 37, after securing two feathers to the stem of her silver pumpkin. Lindsey Wuest, a 21-year-old advertising senior and volunteer for Shands at UFs Arts in Medicine program, said she felt the painted pumpkins would serve as a cute reminder of hope and healing. Kelsey Tainsh wore a pink button displaying the words FIGHT CURE WIN in bold black letters. The 22-year-old recreation and event management senior said she is a two-time pediatric cancer survivor. Doctors successfully removed a brain tumor from Tainsh when she was 5 years old, she said. The cancer came back when she was 15, but this time, she suffered a stroke. She said she had to learn how to walk and talk again, but shes always been a believer. When Tainsh decorated her pink pumpkin Satur day, she glued a large breast cancer ribbon in the center with two small silver stars. She attached colored letters, spelling out I beat cancer twice. Almost everyone in the world faces cancer, whether its directly or indirectly, Tainsh said. Its great to see people unite in support of breast cancer [awareness] with Shands.Residents paint pumpkins pink for cancer awareness BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Contributing WriterAbout 4,000 people some wear kins and tasting honey attended the Florida Museum of Natural Historys end. were released during the event. There was also a plant sale on the front lawn of the cultural plaza. Florida Museum of Natural Historys public programs coordinator Catherine Carey said the most popular plant was milkweed. The plant sale is aimed at encouraging more sustainable landscaping and wildlife-friendly landscaping, said Jar et Daniels, the McGuire Center assistant curator of Lepidoptera. Another event was the Pollinator Photography contest award ceremony, during which Chappie McChesney, founder of the Alachua County Beeadult division. Volunteers became roving "pollinators," asking children trivia questions and rewarding them with hand stamps. McGuire Center research associate Tom Neal said he was amazed by the number of people he spoke with at the festival who had never touched an insect. Neal said. The plant sale is aimed at encouraging more sustainable landscaping and wildlife-friendly landscaping.Jaret DanielsMcGuire Center assistant curator It gives kids the opportunity to go into their local bookseller to browse and discover and make pur chases of their own.Dan Cullen

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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 EditorialMONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to opinions@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Todays question: Have you ever shopped at Wild Iris Books? Fridays question: Do you plan on attending the art festival? 43% YES 57% NO83 TOTAL VOTES The construct of fun: or, Derrida defendedThere are two types of people in the world. Actually, there are many more than that. My mistake, I miscounted. Im an English major. What I was going to do, before math so rudely interrupted, is try to describe for you the main differences between the people who go to downtown and the people who go to Midtown. (I live at Three-Quarters-town so I consider myYou see, Midtown is a place for, for lack of a better word, partying. By partying, I dont just mean in the traditional sense of getting drunk, losing your car keys and sleeping on pillow. (Although, that can certainly result from going to The atmosphere in Midtown is a sort of pseudo-classy, peppy, dance-till-you-drop-then-breakdance exuberance. Everybody there is simply so happy! The obvious downside is the cramped spaces and sweat in your eyeballs from some tall dude lifting his arms up while youre standing next to him during that one Drake as you have the money to pay the covers and buy overpriced drinks and hop from club to club until its 3 a.m., youre screaming and your voice is straining. Downtown is slightly different. Where Midtown is exciting, downtown is more laid back. That is not to say downtown is less booze-drenched the crowd in downtown is much more interested in alcohol, especially beer, than is the Midtown crowd. Midtown is a place for happy people to go and keep being happy, because YOLO! Downtown is a place for more world-weary people to go and drink because life is like that joke from Annie Hall (the one where two women are staying at a resort in the Catskills and one says Man, the food here Downtown is more of a place for introspection. Midtown is for extrospection. Is that a word? I feel like it should be. That is, the scene in Midtown is based on a conception of fun that involves dancing to some song youve heard on the radio 300 times simply because you have heard that song on the radio 300 times, and that makes it awesome. That conception of fun is overwhelmingly dominant in contemporary American society. In something like a feeling of enjoyment but also links to sigcial gatherings and, more generally, interaction with giant groups of people who have similar conceptions of fun. This is not inherently bad. It is a conception that has passed into our culture through mass media Jersey Shore and the advertising industry have had a large hand in this enterprise. But it has resulted in an entire culture of people who cant be convinced of the relative value of a party/song/dance/ book/religion without being reassured that a bunch of other people also think that its good which is, in and of itself, problematic. I dont mean to be that guy, who stands up on a soapmoaning about sheeple, because Im so much better than you with my cool hipster ways. I like following the crowd, too. Its fun! There are a lot of people there, and a lot of them are really cool! But there are some times when its all right that nobody comes to your party, so you end up drinking hot beer on the porch and yelling about deconstructionism at passers-by alone. Thats pretty fun, too! If you want it to be, anything can be fun. That, dear friends, is why you should read Derrida. Im serious! Its fun! Dallin Kelson is an English senior at UF. His column appears on Mondays.Fearless FelixRed Bulls space attempt almost a good ideaWhat are you afraid of? Spiders creep out some people. Think about it: eight legs to walk on you, eight eyes to spy on you. Many people are afraid of heights to the extent they fear being lifted off the ground by their friends, because who knows what will happen if they were to fall. attempt last week that was canceled due to heavy winds, Baumgartner fell from a height of about 23 miles Sunday afternoon over New Mexico. Before you get too concerned for his mental sanity, hes an Austrian daredevil, so hes used to doing stunts that scare others easily. Hes a 43-year-old former military parachutist. Hes also a badass. The event was streamed live on YouTube, as this was a giant publicity stunt hosted by Red Bull. It would be nice to have millions of dollars to blow on an opportunity like this. Although it was streamed live, there was a 20-second delay, just in case something absolutely tragic happened. Were you one of the about 7.3 million people who tuned in online to watch this insane feat? We were too afraid to watch the whole thing. Baumgartner promised, according to the Washington Post, stunt career. And thank goodness for that. This seems like a kind of silly thing to waste a lot of money on, but maybe thats how people feel about space travel in general. Is it that kind of attitude that got rid of some funding for the space program recently? Do people think that its not worth further exploration? Granted, space exploration is a much more legitimate expense than a daredevil wanting to break not only world records but also the speed of sound. Something to note: His stunt was man to break the sound barrier in an airplane. Red Bull has the money, we suppose, to promote and pay for something this extraordinary. Couldnt they have just donated it to the space program without threatening somebodys life? That probably takes all the fun out of it. High risk means high reward. A stunt, or a feat or whatever you want to call it, shouldnt receive more attention for its craziness than the space program gets. While what Baumgartner did is very cool, it almost seems like a waste. The company will not release how much the stunt cost in total, but the balloon that took Baumgartner up last week astronaut-like suit Baumgartner had to wear or the technology it took to ensure his safety during those trips. This earned Red Bull a great amount of attention and publicity; theyve been planning this event with Baumgartner since 2005. Next time, try spending that much money on a smarter cause, maybe? We hear PBS might be in trouble.Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Dallin Kelsonopinions@alligator.org

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 This election cycle, there has been a lot of talk about various election laws that have passed and will affect voters this November. However, one issue that has yet to take in the national spotlight is early voting. During the 2008 election, Barack Obama was able to win various key states and the presidency because, in large part, he cinched a large portion of early voters who voted by mail or in person. Early voting allows citizens to vote before Election Day, usually to accommodate out-of-state residents, such as college students, or those who will be unable to vote on the inconvenient Tuesday Election Day. In addition, as college students, some of us decide to vote in our home states as opposed to registering in New Hampshire. The absentee ballots that we send in are received about a month before Election Day. Though these ballots arent on election dynamics. During the 2008 election, President Obama accrued so many votes during the early voting period in North Carolina that, although he lost the Election Day popular vote, he was able to secure the states electoral votes. Though most of these early votes arent a month in advance, with some states having early voting periods the weekend before the election, there is something to be said about the impact early voting has. for some people who work odd hours or double shifts, scheduling Election Day on a weekday hinders their ability to cast a vote. The fact that most Election Days around the world dont occur during the week attests to the fact that our election calendar is antiquated. The decision to hold elections on a Tuesday is based on our agrarian history. When the majority of Americans were farmers and needed a day to get to the polls, it seemed convenient to place Election Day on the day before mar ket day, so farmers could harvest their crops and then go to town to sell their crops and vote. In modern times, Americans are increasingly located in cities, and polling places have become more easily accessible to most Americans, which makes this out-of-date procedure more inconvenient than anything else. In a mon and voting on a Tuesday is physically impossible for some, this choice may inadvertently serve to disenfranchise a select few. Early voting is a solution to this problem because it accommodates Americans who otherwise could not vote, either because of the aforementioned obstacle or because, like us college students, they temporarily reside in another state. With this in mind, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned an Ohio law allowing only military personnel to participate in early voting. The court stated that all voters must be treated equally under Ohio law and that allowing early voting for some residents requires that it must be allowed for all. Proponents of the law claimed that because military personnel could be deployed at any time, they deserved special privileges in terms of when they could vote. Although this point is true, when it comes to voting, any incapacity is equally legitimate. Whether deployed to foreign soil or unable to vote because of the necessity to work to provide for ones own family, the incapacity is the same and results in the same inability to participate in the voting process. Therefore, early voting must be applied equally to all residents of a state and county. A change in one factor or one aspect of the voting process, such as early voting, can have systemic effects that alter the nature of the election and voter dynamics. The or intended in the worst and, therefore, should be avoided at all costs to prevent any form of unlawful or unfair tampering with elections. Alex Rubin is a columnist for The Dartmouth at Dartmouth College.Early voting preserves fairnessUWireAlex RubinUWire our years ago, during the 2008 election cycle, voters in Alachua County voted yes on the against homeowners in Alachua County that is used to directly provide funding to schools nurses, elementary art and music programs, K-12 school library programs, K-12 guidance programs, classroom technology, school magnet programs and high school band and chorus probe put to a vote again this election cycle, and I am writing to urge voters to vote yes on this imperative revenue source used to fund our school programs, which in turn make our community stronger. due to the fragile nature of the economy and necessary budget cuts, the funding of these vital school programs coffers. According to Alachua County Public Schools, since 2008, per-student funding has decreased from left by these budget cuts so that these programs, as well as the staff that runs them, continue to operate at cur rent levels. Another point worth noting is that the One Mill prochua County. If you use $150,000, the average value of a home in Alachua County, as a baseline, it is roughly considering that it will keep your children involved in worthwhile after-school programs that help strengthen the public. To prevent waste, this program is also over seen by an independent citizens committee that makes these platforms instead of to fund a government bureaucracy. Some voters might feel urged to vote no on this key ballot initiative, thinking that they have a moral obligation to vote no because they do not own property in Alachua County and, therefore, should not make deTo this, I say that school music and art programs create more creative, wholesome children and transform them into better leaders for tomorrow. They create a stronger, more thriving community within Alachua County. Many social studies have linked participation in music and art programs to better grades in childrens academics, as well as fewer disciplinary problems at school and at home. If voters choose to shoot the One Mill initiative down, layoffs of art and music teachers will directly result, and many This would be a serious blow to the children of Alachua County. This initiative was shot down by voters in Marion County in August, and I do not want the same thing to happen in Alachua County. The community cannot afish. rience: Music has changed who I am today for the better and made me a better man academically and creatively. Please do not deprive Alachua County children of the opportunity that we received as children when we were growing up. When you mail in your absentee ballot or go to your voting precinct Nov. 6, please vote yes to language of this initiative can be found below. BALLOT TITLE: RENEWAL OF THE EXISTING ONE MILL AD VALOREM TAX FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT OPERATING EXPENSES BALLOT QUESTION: ementary music and art programs, K-12 school library programs, K-12 guidance programs, middle and high school band and chorus programs, academic/career technical magnet programs and to update classroom technology; with oversight by and independent citizens committee? Yes____ No_____ John L. Dickhaus is a political science senior at UF.Vote Yes on One Mill for SchoolsGuest columnJohn DickhausSpeaking Out

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los Aguilar, 45, said. At that moment, were going to have the honor of taking Christian back home. On Saturday, Levy County deputy sheriffs blocked off dirt roads leading into the woods along State Road 24, as police combed through the area to gather more evidence. Jeff Baxman, a 60-year-old truck driver, lives several miles away from where the body was found. The dozens driving into the woods, including a forensics team, surprised Baxman on his way home from Miami Friday night. This doesnt happen out here a lot, he said. The search for Christian Aguilar began 25 days ago, when he was reported missing. The Aguilars drove almost 350 miles from Miami to look for their son, combing through swamps and woods throughout Gainesville. However, they did not look alone. Supporters from Miami, Gainesville and across the state assisted the Aguilars and GPD in the search. As days turned to weeks, and Christian Aguilar remained missing, police turned the search into a recovery mission. Kathy Tamargo was one of the dozens of UF students who volunteered with police. The 20-year-old political science senior said she searched along Southwest 13th Street Oct. 7 for clues. If it was your brother, youd want people helping out, too, she said. During the investigation, police named Pedro Bravo the main suspect in Aguilars disappearance. Bravo, an 18-year-old Santa Fe College student and Aguilars for mer friend, told GPD detectives he beat Aguilar and left him lying on the ground. In the past few weeks, police found several pieces of evidence: blood inside Bravos 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, Aguilars backpack in Bravos closet and a receipt on Bravos dresser. The receipt showed he had pur chased a roll of duct tape and a shovel several days before Aguilars disappearance. Bravo has been in Alachua County Jail since Sept. 24, where he remains in custody without bond. On Oct. 8, an Alachua County grand jury indicted Bravo on kidcharges. Bravos next appearance in court will be his arraignment Oct. 24, where he will appear in front of a judge and make his plea in the case. Although a body has been found, Ron Kozlowski, one of the attorneys representing Bravo and his family, said his team is still working on strategies for the defense. be Aguilar, he said, the case can change. How it changes is really speculation, he said. We just dont know enough. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org. 8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffMelanie Brkich / Alligator Pedro Bravo will appear in court to make his plea on Oct. 24 AGUILAR, from page 1The festival featured new artists, totaling 250 artists and vendorsarea, and some pushed relatives in wheelchairs and strollers. Dogs scampered next to their owners, stopping to sniff a stand or greet another canine companion. One section of the festival, called Imagination Station, offered activities for Adults paused as they walked through the festival, peering into the tents of the about 250 artists and vendors who set up tents for the weekend. The artwork was as eclectic as the people who came to the event. Large, steel statues stood 5-feet tall, while the soft clanging of windchimes echoed in the distance. Paintings of all genres hung on canvassed walls next to their proud creators. This year, 35 new artists showcased their work. One of those new faces, William Kidd from Myanmar, won best-in-show for his ceramic sculptures. Most of the work in his tent looked like alien, plant-like forms. Theyre organically inspired, Kidd said. Ill look at things like coral reefs, seeds, spores and cacti. I dont want to work. Though Kidd said he enjoyed the weather and the atmosphere, he said he heard other artists gossiping about lower attendance at the festival this year. But some long-time visitors to the event said the crowd was the biggest they could remember. This year has been one of the smoothest, said Dani Skaja, who said she attended the festival the past 13 years. It just gets bigger and bigger every year. Skaja and her husband, John, said they love the atmosphere of the event and seeing new artists. She also said she loved the smell of the fair food that was sold around the festival, though she couldnt eat most of it. The food is always a draw, she said, even though were vegan. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@alligator. org. ART, from page 1They encouraged students to participate, become politically involvedenergy, including solar. I hope we move in that direction soon, Crist said. The governors also discussed imposing a sales tax on online vendors like Amazon. Graham said a sales tax should be imposed for online vendors. Martinez agreed, saying it would damage physical retailers in Florida. Before the governors ended their conversation, they addressed all the students in the room. Askew told them they cannot allow themselves to be cynical. You have to look upon politics as an honorable profession, he said. Graham encouraged students to have as many life experiences as possible. Martinez told students to be specialists their lives. Dont get yourself too narrow in view you cant see someone elses needs, he said. MacKay told everyone that when looking back, the things that seemed important, arent. Crist told students to be good listeners, be civil and particThe most pleasant thing [was] to have them talk about and apply knowledge theyve seen from their life, he said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org. GOVERNORS, from page 1Graham It just gets bigger and bigger every year.festival attendeeBravo

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EMILY STANTONAlligator Contributing WriterDevan Baird has been a dragon-wielding warrior princess determined to rule seven a purple-haired unicorn with an eye for fashion and all things fabulous. The 21-year-old telecommunication senior creates costumes of her favorite characart form called cosplay. She has competed with her hand-sewn since 2010. Japanese art of dressing up as characters Cosplay is a way to represent characdressing up and embodying the spirit of the The anime and cosplay community will to put her telecommunication degree to work in the animation industry after she parts of about 10 costumes. Among the visiShe went in costume to cosplay er entertained the thought of competing. She said she still felt like an amateur. lot of convincing by my friends to actually Competitors in a cosplay contest are where from $10 to $500. in love with the competition and the idea of her hard work on display. ly entered cosplay competitions across the southeast. She placed best in show at Florida State vidual cosplay at the 2011 Florida Anime Baird has been featured on costume Japanese publication dedicated to cosplay. four steps. costume she wants to make. lar to the original. eral patterns or to design a pattern from scratch. her creation to perfection. character but also to make friends and be likes to wear neon-colored wigs. older sister to start cosplaying. cosplays under her belt. The two have attended conventions toTheir road trip this summer to Anime around with each other. The sisters help each other when they can; lending wigs or costume pieces to each other and giving patience and support. Their parents encourage both of them to cosplay and do what makes them happy. Baird had strutted down the competition catwalk and sat in the audience chairs of countless conventions but had never stood January. She volunteered to be cosplay coordinaDelta Tabletop Gaming and Science Fiction Consortium. cosplay programming by adding a hallwhich photos of cosplayers are posted and convention attendees vote on their favorites. Hallway cosplay contests are more democratic and friendlier to novice cosplayers. She strives to make competitive cosplaying within the grasp of anyone who wants to give it a try. Baird intends competitive cosplay to be a life-long ambition. The only reason she would stop cosplaying is a lack of resources ALLIGATOR9 Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffDevan Baird, a 21-year-old telecommunication senior, lies on her competition-winning cosplays, which are costumes based on television, anime and comic book characters. UF student designs, creates costumes of her favorite showsShe practices the Japanese art form cosplay

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 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 10-31-12-67-1The CourtyardsSteps to University of Florida. All inclusive dormitory housing w/pvt individual suites. Starting at $399. 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 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/dryer 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 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 10-17-1281-2 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 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 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 11-9-48-2 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 starting at $1250 (1 unit left). Free Hi-Speed internet. Parking avail. 328 NW 14th Street 352-872-4644 www.upperwestsideuf.com 12-5-12-60-2 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 10-22-12-20-2 LARGE 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 Rooms available. 4bd/4bth. ready now.$250 per month plus util. near UF on bus route. pool,gym,sports.Call 561-441-0700 10-1812-10-2 Walk or Bike to CampusGreat 2 bedroom 2 bath Available immediately Country Village 373-2700 10-24-12-10-2PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 11-8-12-20-2 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! 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 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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ALLIGATORBEDROOM 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 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 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 TRUCKSCall Anytime Licensed 352-339-5158 10-31-12-16-12 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 98 FORD EXPEDITION Gold 128k Safe Strong Reliable New brakes New ball joints Newer Michelins 6 CD Premium Sound 3rd row seats loaded! $4,200, 352-332-4672 10-23-7-12 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 10-19-12-71-13 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

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12, ALLIGATOR 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 DISABLED ELDER LADY IN SCOOTER NEEDS: Small stand-up freezer Portable ovenCall 352-318-0711 10-17-5-13 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. 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. 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 12-5-1271-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ 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 11-30-12-68-14STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 125-12-69-14 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 11-13-4014 part time 18-30 hrs/week lawn care and chores. weekends required.Begin $10/hr. Apply at Tripintoblue@aol.com 9-21-12-4-14 Established Ocala business is looking to hire additional sales teams for our expand ing product line. Earn $500.00/week, plus commission! If you're upbeat, friendly and enjoy working with the public, contact us for a confidential interview and start earning the income you deserve! Valid drivers license, proof of insurance and overnight travel is required. Call us TODAY at 352-233-2791. Telecom Service Bureau, Inc. 11-9-12-3014 DOMINOS HIRINGdelivery drivers & assistant managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com 12-5-12-43-14 Seeking Brilliant StudentsIN CHEMISTRY OR ECONOMICS to write comprehensive study guides. Send resumes to hr@omninox.org 10-1812-10-14 F/T legal secretary. Duties include, drafting, scheduling, and client management. Writing skills a must. Please call 352-371-4000 for inquiries. 10-25-12-15-14 VIDEO ASSISTANT / EDITOR wanted at the University of Florida's Center for Instructional Technology and Training. The Video Assistant position requires experience with recording video, lighting, and editing with Premiere. 20 hours per week, $12.50/hr., between 8am and 6pm, M-F. Please send resume to joebn@ufl.edu. 10-15-12-6-14 Help us promote Unlimited Talk-Text-Data smart phone plan for only $49 with no contract! Bi-weekly pay avg $800+. Bonuses & Management Opportunities too. Rose Holden rose@talkunlimited4g.biz 908-797-4060 10-15-12-5-14 GET PAID TO TYPE!! Fast, accurate typists needed for audio transcription. Create your own schedule M-F, 7am to midnight. Pay based on speed and accuracy, $7.67 to over $12. Walking distance to campus. Ideal for PT and Students! Requires 70+ wpm typing speed, a minimum of 16 hours per week, and English as a first language. Apply online: www.sbsgrp.com 10-23-12-10-14 Clerical/Technician Position Full Time Please apply in person Institute of Veterinary Spec 3603 NW 98th St. Suite A 10-17-5-14 TENNIS INSTRUCTOR NEEDED Looking for an experienced tennis player with teaching experience of young kids and adults to teach group lessons and private lessons. Upbeat personality, patience. Please, only inquire if you have experience $15 to $20 per hour. Mike at 352-376-8250 or email me your resume oranskym@bellsouth.net 10-17-12-5-14 Wanted: After school care for our two kids ages 7 & 11, including pick up from school and transportation to after school activities (2:30-6pm, M-F). Car and clean driving record a must. bsetlow20@gmail.com 10-1712-5-14 Immediate opening for a PT Medical Front Office person. Multi-tasking and accuracy is a MUST! Please email your resume to trc0102@yahoo.com 10-19-12-6-14 Job Fair Medical Device Sales Looking for Gainesville Reps Saturday October 20, 2012 2754 Dora Avenue Tavares, FL 32778 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interviews and Hiring Done on Site All Levels of Experience Bring Resume. Salary/Commission will be discussed on site General Questions Call 1-855-Pump-CV2 10-17-12-4-14 Mother's helper needed asap! I need a reliable student to pick my daughter up from school and bring her home 4 days a week. GREAT PAY! SUPER EASY! Prefer female. Call Alison 333-4993. 10-19-5-14 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 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 12-5-71 15 READINGS & ADVICE BY OLIVIA Are you feeling lost or confused? Going through some type of negative period in your life & need someone to confide in? Then call for a free, private reading. specializing in horoscopes, astrology love & success. 1-800-481-8220 10-18-5-15 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 12-15-71-16GENTLE DENTISTSmall Hands Big Heart Cory Canavan, DMD Heartland Dental 352-376-5661 10-24-1210-16 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! 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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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Theyre Coming to Your CityESPN College Gameday will air live from Gainesville ahead of Saturdays game between Florida and South Carolina in The Swamp. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. on CBS. Gators No. 2 in First BCS StandingsThe BCS standings debuted on Sunday, with the Gators ranked No. 2. Alabama is No. 1. Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame round out Junior middle blocker and blocks as the Gators defense earned them a win. See story, page 14. FLORIDA 31 VANDERBILT 17 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffJeff Driskel carries the ball during UFs 31-17 win against Vanderbilt on Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium. Driskel set Floridas record for rushing yards by a quarterback, tallying 177 yards and three touchdowns. JOSH JURNOVOY Alligator Staff Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Gators skill position players did less on Saturday than they had in any game all season, but Jeff Driskel made sure it didnt matter. The sophomore racked up 177 yards on the ground, breaking Tim Tebows UF record for rushing yards in a game by a quarterback as No. 3 Florida (6-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) defeated Vanderbilt 31-17. I dont know that he surprises anybody at this point in the season, coach Will Muschamp said of Driskel. But he is really fast. With the win, the Gators took SEC East as they look toward next Saturdays game against No. 9 South Carolina. The Commodores (2-4, 1-3 SEC) held UFs leading rusher, Mike Gillislee, to 67 yards on 17 carries his lowest yards per carry average of the season. No Gator had more than 21 yards receiving. The Florida passing game was held to less than 100 yards for the second straight week. But Driskel provided plenty the ball 11 times for 177 yards and three touchdowns. Tebow previously set the rushing record for a Florida quarterback with 166 yards on 27 carries in Floridas 30-24 win at Ole Miss in 2007. Driskel consistently found room to run against the Commodores as offensive coordinator Brent Pease called several read option plays. They were keying in on Gillislee all night, which they should, Driskel said. Hes had a great season. When two or three guys go for him, it opens up lanes. The Commodores did not adjust to defend the option, even after Driskel had already accumulated 107 yards on the ground. So Pease called it again to begin UFs drive with 2:31 remaining in the game after Vanderbilt cut the lead to 2417. Driskel took the ball around the right side and outran the Commodores secondary for a 70-yard touchdown the longest run of his career and his third score of the game. If something is working, keep going to it, so thats really what we did, Driskel said. Muschamp said he understood why Vanderbilts defense took the approach it did, but he knew Florida would have the opportunity to STAYING GROUNDED ADAM PINCUS Alligator Staff Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Gators have been quick to coin new mantras this season. After the injury bug swept through UF during Saturdays 3117 win against Vanderbilt, redshirt senior Sam Robey added another: Adapt, overcome, improvise. At least 10 players left due to injury in a road Southeastern Conference game, including two starting offensive linemen. Not included in that total are left guard James Wilson and linebacker Jelani Jenkins, who didnt even make it to kickoff. Wilson suffered an eye injury on Wednesday during practice and couldnt make the trip. Coach Will Muschamp expects him back on Tuesday. reer start in Wilsons place. Center Jonotthan Harrison injured his right arm on drive. Robey replaced Harrison at center. D.J. Humphries took over at left tackle for Xavier Nixon, who left the Reserves step up on line THE END OF GREGULATION NASHVILLE, TENN.Florida won again, and as usual it wasnt pretty. Against what should have been a clearly overmatched Vanderbilt team, UF looked beatable. The Commodores took an early lead and only narrowly lost the total yardage battle as Jeff Driskel failed to pass for even 100 yards for the second week in a row. Facing No. 9 South Carolina next weekend, itd be easy to write things like, Florida wont be able to win if it cant pass, and The Gators effort wont get it done against the Gamecocks. But you know what? It probably will. No matter how unimpressive Florida continually is against unranked opponents, it doesnt matter. Theres no debating the fact: This is one of the best teams in college football. Whether its because talent is more balanced, or the Southeastern Conference is down, or the entire NCAA is down, this uninspiring Florida team is one of the best anywhere. South Carolina should be a challenge, but a 23-21 loss at LSU makes the Gamecocks look like a favorable matchup. The Tigers who the Gators beat just a week ago won despite an ugly passing game by racking up 258 yards on the ground. LSU attempted only two passes while running the ball 15 times in the fourth quarter. If thats the formula to beat South Carolina, then Florida should be a substantial favorite. So then what remaining game will Florida be the underdog in? Will UF not be a favorite against the Georgia team that got blown out by South Carolina? Is Florida really in trouble against the Florida State squad that just lost to N.C. State? This isnt a prediction that UF will run the table. The Gators proved with their performance on Saturday that, on a bad day, they could lose just UF not great, but can win it all Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca SEE GREG, PAGE 15 SEE OFFENSIVE LINE, PAGE 15 SEE DRISKEL, PAGE 15Robey Driskel sets Gators record

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ADAM LICHTENSTEIN Alligator Writer The Gators have been a strong second-half team this season. For 10 minutes on Sunday, Mississippi State looked like it may put an end to that trend. Florida came out of the locker room after halftime with a 1-0 lead, but the Bulldogs scored two minutes into the half and looked to have control of the match. It was just a matter of us really not doing what we do well, which is keep the ball, play it and move, coach Becky Burleigh said. But after that 10-minute lapse, Florida (12-3-1, 9-1 Southeastern Conference) got its offense back on track and scored three unanswered goals in a 4-1 win against Mississippi State (8-8-1, 1-8-1 SEC). Sunday was Senior Day for the Gators, and the seniors owned the spotlight. After being honored with their game, seniors McKenzie Barney, Erika Tymrak and Jo Dragotta accounted for all four of Floridas goals. Barney opened the scoring in Tymrak, netting the earliest Gators goal of the season. Florida wouldnt score again for another 66 minutes. In that time, Mississippi State tied the game and controlled possession early in the second half. With the game tied at one in the 71st minute, Dragotta received the ball well outside the box and shot a laser into the upper right corner of the goal. Six minutes later, Tymrak added insurance to the Gators lead when she scored on a free kick just outside of the penalty box. I saw probably a 4-foot gap between the wall and the post, and the keeper was kind of behind the wall, Tymrak said. I basically just focused on hitting the spot. in the 81st minute after freshman Claire Falknor was fouled by Bulldogs goalkeeper Skylar Rosson. Rosson was given a red card and left the game, and Dragotta scored on the penalty kick against backup keeper CJ Winship. After entering the season without a goal in her career, Dragotta seven games. more Havana Solaun and Barney for the team lead. Still, Dragotta is never quite sure how to react when the ball hits the net. I kind of just scream every time, because I dont really know what to do, Dragotta said. 14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 Melanie Brkich / AlligatorSenior Jo Dragotta (left) celebrates after scoring a goal in Floridas 2-1 win against Missouri on Friday at James G. Pressly Stadium. UF seniors spur second-half surge UF Soccer JONATHAN CZUPRYN Alligator Writer Even as Chloe Mann tied her career high with 20 kills in just three sets, the Gators defense stole the show. No. 11 Florida (15-2, 9-0 Southeastern Conference) blocked and dug its way past Auburn on Sunday in the OConnell Center to earn its 10th sweep of the season (2519, 25-19, 25-15). For the fourth straight match, the Gators notched at least 10 team blocks, and they had three players notch nine digs or more. Coach Mary Wise said many of her teams mistakes on the offensive side of the ball, such as passing errors, were masked by UFs blocking effort. Floridas 10 blocks on Sunday were 2.5 more blocks than its season average in three-set matches. Mann led the team both offensively with 20 kills and defensively with seven blocks against Auburn (13-6, 4-5 SEC). The blocking makes up for mistakes, Wise said. Not even the stuff blocks, just the control blocks or at least funneling the balls. The players in this league are just too big, too physical that youve got to block balls to have any chance. Florida held Auburn to a sub-.300 hitting percentage in undefeated when holding opponents below that mark for an entire match. However, Wises defense buckled down even more in ing the Tigers to an .029 hitting clip. Sophomore defensive specialist Madison Monserezs nine digs marked the second most among Gators. Sophomore Taylor Unroe led the way with 11 digs, while freshman Ziva Recek added nine. Monserez said Floridas blocking and positioning aided her defensive effort. They were in the right spots, so it was easy for us to line up behind it, and I think that was a big part of the defense today, she helped today. The Gators are 6-0 when registering 10 or more blocks in a match. Senior middle blocker Betsy Smith, whose 38 blocks on the year rank third for UF, said Floridas recent play at the net is due to increased comfort with Wises scheme. It is getting used to our game plans and knowing what were supposed to do, and really buying into them and knowing what their hitters are doing before they even know what theyre doing, Smith said. Its a lot more cerebral than you would think. Mann Defense keys Gators 12th straight victory

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15 Florida 31, Vanderbilt 17 The sophomore didnt do much through the air, but his 177 rushing yards broke a schoolrecord of 166 yards by a quarterback set by Tim Tebow in 2007. Driskel also ran for a career-high three touchdowns. Facing fourth and 5 with a four-point lead midway through the third quarter, coach Will Muschamp decided to gamble. After Florida lined up in a punt formation, Solomon Patton took a handoff 54 yards up the sideline to Vanderbilts 3. Two plays later, UF extended its lead to 18-7. 326 game against the Commodores, amassing 326 rushing yards on 35 carries. Spearheaded by Jeff Driskels career-high 177 yards, Florida averaged 9.3 yards per carry on Saturday. KEY STAT TURNING POINT THREE KEY PLAYS Mike Gillislee, 9 Jeff Driskel, 8 Jaylen Watkins, 3 Matt Elam, 3 Marcus Roberson, 3 Trey Burton, 2 Loucheiz Purifoy, 2 Leon Orr, 2 Frankie Hammond Jr., 1 Kyle Christy, 1 STANDINGS 1 2 3 4 Final Vanderbilt Florida 177 0 0 11 0 7 10 13SCORE BY QUARTERS SWAMP STUDS31Jeff DriskelQB (3 points) Roberson recorded three tackles and a pass break up, but perhaps his biggest play was a second-down sack of Jordan Rodgers when the Commodores had the ball on the Gators 34-yard line in the second quarter.Marcus RobersonCB (1 point) Purifoy continued his ball-hawking ways on special teams against Vanderbilt, consistently meeting the oppositions kick and punt returners almost immediately. He made six tackles and broke up a pass.Loucheiz PurifoyCB (2 points) With UF nursing a four-point lead in the third quarter, Vandy lined up for a snapped, Earl Okine broke through the Commodores protection and got his hand on the football. UF recovered and scored a touchdown on the resulting drive. Vandy again pulled within one touchdown of the lead at 24-17 in the fourth quarter before Jeff Driskel ran for a career-long 70yard touchdown on a read option play. The score put the finishing touch on Floridas 31-17 victory. After Vanderbilts Zac Stacy reached the end zone to cut Floridas lead to 21-14, Andre Debose took the ensuing kickoff 60 yards to the Commodores 37-yard line. The Gators put three points on the board soon after thanks Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffGuard Ian Silberman (77) blocks on a pass attempt during Floridas 31-17 win against Vanderbilt on Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium. Muschamp impressed by performance of Gators backup linemen body injury. Sept. 15. son. 2011. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org. OFFENSIVE LINE from page 13 Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator. org. GREG, from page 13Stage set for Saturday showdown Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator. org. DRISKEL, from page 13Purifoy

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JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. Florida season. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. ALLIGATOR Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffSolomon Patton runs down the sideline after taking a fourth-and-5 handoff out of a punt formation in UFs 31-17 win on Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium. Patton ran 54 yards down to the Commodores 3-yard line. Special teams crucial in Floridas win against Vanderbilt When I got it and I Solomon Patton