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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 59 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Senior forward may miss tonights game:Erik Murphy could miss No. 10 Floridas contest against No. 22 Wisconsin with an illness that forced him to sit out Mondays practice, pg. 23. Senior Holly Kings experience teaching elementary school helped her on International Education Week kicks off, lasts until SundayAlmost all of the colleges on campus are participating, pg. 4. Exhibit displays neglected, abused animals in Puerto RicoThe exhibit will be displayed today on Turlington Plaza, pg. 5. SARAH BRANDAlligator Contributing WriterStudents who plan to drive home for Thanksgiving may see a pleasant surprise when they pull up to the pump. Gainesvilles gas prices deceased this month and are expected to continue to fall through the Christmas season. Gas prices in Florida fell from a $3.70 average last month to $3.43, said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com. At this time last year, the average was $3.40. Florida AAA spokeswoman Jessica Brady said prices are expected to continue to fall through Thanksgiving and possibly through the end of the year. There is a rally in the market centered around optimism, Brady said. According to Brady, there was a recent national decrease in the demand for both. The most expensive regular-grade gas in Gainesville is $3.69 at the Chevron at 3328 W. University Ave., Laskoski said. The cheapest regular-grade gas in the city is $3.29 at the BP near the intersection of Southwest Williston Road and Interstate 75, according to the gas prices website. Christine Hoffman, a 20-year-old UF economics junior, said driving home from Gainesville can get expensive if gas prices are high. Driving back home is horrible, she said. You have to force your friends to ride with you to split the cost of gas. 75 /56 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 19 CROSSWORD 21 SPORTS 23 Ryan Jones / AlligatorChantelle Melendez, a 20-year-old psychology junior, pumps gas Tuesday at the Shell station at 3330 SW Archer Road. The average gas price in Florida is $3.43, said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com. THERE HAVE BEEN 58 CASES IN FLORIDA. MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterThree people have come down with the West Nile virus in Alachua County. The Alachua County Health Department announced Tuesday it will conduct investigations of the cases. It did not release the conditions of the people sick with the virus. West Nile appeared in the county in September when two chickens tested positive for the disease. Later that month, the department announced more fowl and a horse had the virus, too. As of Nov. 6, 58 cases of West Nile occurred in Florida, causing two deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nationwide, there have been 5,054 cases and 228 deaths. Alachua County still has a mosquito-borne illness advisory. The county health department urges residents to stay calm but to be prepared. It encourages residents to cover up with bug spray and long sleeves and to drain standing water. Symptoms of the virus include fever, headaches, fatigue, rashes and swollen lymph nodes, according to the CDC. Although cooler weather has reduced mosquito activity, the risk of disease transmission to humans continues, Paul Myers, Alachua County Health Department administrator, said in a press release. Citizens are encouraged to protect themselves against exposure to mosquitoes. Three people sick with West Nile in Alachua CountyGas prices fall during holiday seasonCAMPUS SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterAt his State of the Campus address Tuesday, Student Body President Tj Villamil said hes working to represent students demands to the state to curb tuition increase. About 250 students attended the address, during which Villamil discussed the Aim Higher initiative, which he said started at UF in Spring 2012. After his speech, Villamil said the soft launch will start with an outreach and a social media campaign. The hard launch will be in December when he goes to Tallahassee to persuade state representatives to increase funding for higher education. He said the ultimate goal is to not increase tuition for the Spring semester. He also discussed UFs search for a new president. Villamil is the only student member of the Presidential Search Committee. The president of this university should make sure he connects with all of you as students, he said. He asked students with feedback or questions regarding the presidential search to contact him or other Student GovernStudent Body President wants lower tuition, increased funding Driving back home is horrible. You have to force your friends to ride with you to split the cost of gas.Christine HoffmanUF economics juniorVillamil SEE CAMPUS, PAGE 8

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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 59 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 FORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 70/46 RAIN 69/47 CLOUDY 72/52 PARTLY CLOUDY 74/51 RAIN 75/56 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY TODAY WHATS HAPPENING?Cruelty-Free Cosmetics From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Student Animal Alliance will host Cruelty-Free Cosmetics on Turlington Plaza today and on the Reitz Union Colonnade Thursday and Friday. Stop by for a free makeover or to try on makeup products that were not tested on animals. Haiti music group to perform at the Phillips Center Haiti native BlO performs at 7:30 p.m. today in the Squitieri Studio Theatre. His musical style, known as Ragganga, combines reggae, jazz, rock, worldbeat and rara traditional Voodoo rhythms. Purchase tickets, which are $40 to $50, at the Phillips Center Box Office or the University Box Office located in the Reitz Union. For tickets and general information, visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu. HEALs Fall Health Panel Health Panel will provide an opportunity to learn more about various health care professions from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today in Ustler Hall. The panel consists of medical, dental, pharmacy, nursing, physician assistant, occupational therapy and psychology graduate student speakers. Free food and refreshments will be served. In addition, gift bags will be given to the first 25 atAuditorium. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to skinonen@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.CORRECTIONA photo caption in Tuesdays edition of the Alligator member of the Navy. The seacording to his uniform. tendees, and a raffle will be held with gifts from our sponsors: Crispers, Momoyaki, McAlisters Deli and many more. For more information, please visit the Facebook event for Health Panel at: www.facebook.comevents/36532920 0222750/?fref=ts. Bone Marrow Drive Footprints Buddy and Support Program and UF Hillel will host a bone marrow drive from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the Reitz Union, Shands at UF Sun Terrace and on the Plaza of the Americas. Volunteers will help residents swab their cheeks and enter into the National Bone Marrow Registry, where people with blood cancers wait for matching donors. One Day on Earth film screening Gatorship and RUB Entertainment present One Day on Earth. This fascinating film uncovers a variety of cultures in a 24-hour time span. The film screening is at 8 p.m. today in the Reitz Union

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4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 Erin Winick / AlligatorRocket PowerAerospace engineering senior Robert Hill, 22, works on the UF Rocket Teams subscale rocket Tuesday evening in Solar Park. It will stand 7 feet tall and will launch in the spring. CAMPUS COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Contributing WriterA small crowd gathered around visiting professor Ulisses Rocha and his guitar Tuesday morning in the Hub. Rocha, a 51-year-old Bacardi Family Eminent Scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies in collaboration with the School of Music, performed traditional Brazilian music to kick off International Education Week. The international education is important because [it] creates the basis for information and culture exchange, the most short way to a rich and peaceful life, Rocha wrote in an email. The United States departments of State and Education organize International Education Week to celebrate the exchange of educaends Friday, but campus events last until Sunday. It is an attempt to raise up international education at universities across the country, said David Sammons, dean of the UF International Center. This years theme is Picture Yourself Connecting with the World! Academic centers participated more this year, Sammons said. Nearly every college on campus is involved with International Education Week. Tuesdays events included the VISA World Fair on the Reitz Union Colonnade, the annual Global Photo Reception Competition and the International Educator of the Year Ceremony. This years winners of the International Educator awards were Florin Curta in the senior faculty category, Richard Rheingans in the junior faculty category and Joe Rojo in the staff category. We all have a place in the international arena, whether we leave the state or not, Sammons said. New events this year include European Studies, academic discussions on languages and events like Arabic Name Writing. Students can also get a taste of different cultures at the dining halls. Asian, Mediterranean and Caribbean cuisine will be served throughout the week. About 5,000 students and 2,000 scholars and faculty from about 100 countries study or work at UF, and about 2,000 UF students study abroad. As a Brazilian, I know that the culture mixing brings positive values in terms of coexistence, respect and fellowship, Rocha said. This is whats really important.International Education Week kicks off, lasts until SundayRocha THE EVENT IS AT 6 P.M. IN PUGH HALL. AYANA STEWARTAlligator Contributing WriterUF will host a book discussion about slavery and race relations today. The discussion, sponsored by UFs Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, is hosted by Larry Rivers, president of Fort Valley State University. He will discuss his book, Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in NineteenthCentury Florida. The event will be at 6 p.m. in Pugh Hall and is free. Tamarra Jenkins, a program assistant for the oral history program, said she thinks students might be interested in the talk due to recent events dealing with race at UF, like when two Beta Theta Pi brothers dressed in blackface at a social Oct. 24. We believe its really going to be able to resonate pretty soundly and hit close to home for students, Jenkins said. She said the event is open to the public, and the center expects about 300 people to attend. UF history professor Steven Noll is offering extra credit to students who go. He said he thinks its important for students to learn more about slavery. Its good for them to get a different perspective on history, he said. Noll said he thinks UF students should make an effort to attend intellectual events, which sometimes dont receive much attention on campus. This university isnt just about going to see Tracy Morgan and country music, he said. Its about going to see something that may cause you to think differently.Slavery discussion today

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TOGETHER THEY LOST ABOUT 200 POUNDS. KAITLYN PEARSONAlligator Contributing WriterThere is a lot less to Luis and Jorge Garit than there used to be, and theyre OK with that. What makes them stand out isnt their boisterous personalities or nearly identical faces, although theyre certainly attention grabbers. The boys lost almost half their total body weight in one year. Luis and Jorge Garit, both 18-year-old civil engineering freshmen, are fraternal twins who were born in Havana, Cuba. They were almost like all the other little boys their age, except they each weighed about 100 pounds more. the United States and started a new life in Miami. At 7 years old, the twins started to gain weight. I never ate unhealthy, Luis Garit said. I just ate a lot. As the twins started second grade, they said, they began to notice they were larger than most of their classmates. I wasnt the only fat kid then, Jorge Garit said, with a smile. Another kid weighed 130 pounds, so I felt good. To the brothers, everything in America was new, and there were many different kinds of food to try. My parents would just buy food chips, desserts and soda, Luis Garit said. My brother and I would eat a family-sized cereal in two days. By the time they were 15 years old, the brothers each weighed more than 230 pounds. Not long after, a doctor told them they suffered from high cholesterol levels and high blood pressures. It was September 17, 2010, Jorge Garit said, I still remember the exact day. The boys had two options, the doctor said: Start taking medication or lose weight. I didnt have low self-esteem when I was fat. I just had to live with it, Jorge Garit said. I felt ashamed, and I still do ashamed that I let myself become that. Their mom started to cook without salt and bought a treadmill for the twins to jog 30 minutes a day. They were lucky if their mom allowed them to eat a cup of beans once a week. Every Wednesday and Saturday, they stepped on a scale to see how much progress they made. It was worth it to weigh myself and see that one to two pounds were gone, Luis Garit said. The twins went from size 42 waists to size 30. Shirt sizes dropped from extra-extra-larges to smalls. Now, they watch their calorie intakes and eat smaller portions. During their journey, the twins said, they realized the weight loss didnt just change their physical appear ances; it changed how they viewed themselves. I felt like they still saw me as the fat kid, Luis Garit said, sighing. Even though I lost all the weight, I was still the one fat kid in their eyes. Although they occasionally still struggle with how they view themselves, the twins said they know theyve made the right decision. They both keep thumb-size pictures of their former selves in their wallets to remind them never to go back to how they used to be. It feels great to go shopping and Garit said. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Andrea Sarcos / AlligatorGarit twins Luis, left, and Jorge, right, sit on a bench south of Marston Science Library. The brothers, originally from Cuba, together lost 200 pounds in a little less than a year. Two Cuba-born Gators learn how to chomp less, lose weightC AMPUS NOELIA TRUJILLOAlligator Contributing WriterGraphic photos and stories about neglected and abused dogs and cats in Puerto Rico were displayed Tuesday on Turlington Plaza as part of UFs Puerto Rican Student Associations exhibit. Organization President Carlos LloverasFuentes wore an I love Satos shirt, which translates to I love street dogs, as he told people about the conditions in which many stray animals live. Over 500,000 stray pets roam the streets of the island, the 21-year-old animal science senior said. The grassroots companies that take the animals barely have any room and money for them. He said the organizations goal is to educate people in Gainesville and motivate them to donate money to the few shelters and animal rescue organizations on the island. Lloveras-Fuentes said he was hesitant to sure people in Gainesville would help. I realized dogs dont have a voice, or race a voice and need someone to speak out for them. Rachel Werk, a 19-year-old English sophomore, said she couldnt help but glance at the photos as she passed through Turlington. Theyre so graphic, and its so sad to really look at the pictures, she said. I had no idea this issue was so large-scale in Puerto Rico. Lloveras-Fuentes said he sees stray dogs hurt, unhealthy and skinny in the streets when he goes to Puerto Rico, his home. Litters of dogs with moms walk on the side of the roads, and Ive seen dogs running scared in between cars on the highways, he said. We will make it our priority to educate and raise awareness of the issue. The exhibition will be on display again today on Turlington Plaza and Thursday outside the Reitz Union.Exhibit displays neglected, abused animals in Puerto Rico They need a voice and need someone to speak out for them.Carlos Lloveras-Fuentesorganization president

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 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 352-376-4458.59 TOTAL VOTESTodays question: Have you bought gas recently? Tuesdays question: Will you eat at Hiro Asian Sandwich Bistro?47% YES 53% NOTrumpin Texas Americans just love to hate thingsIts been a pretty good week for you if you like petitions. Or if you detest Donald Trump. Or if you live in Texas but dont want to be a part of the union anymore. Theres a pretty strong petition making its way through the from his role with Macys. the idea. Ill never go to Macys again! I didnt know they sold Donald Trumps line! If they dont care that they sell products from a loudmouth racist cretin, whod lie like his rug to get some cheap press! I cant believe Macys thinks hes the right man 2 represent their name! she said, in a series of tweets, according to a San Francisco Gate blog. The petition aims to convince store chiefs to distance themselves from Trump over his recent criticism of newly re-elected President Barack Obama and his racially charged birther conspiracy. You mean to imply that Trump criticized Obama with very racist undertones? This is shocking and new information! We would think that businesses who choose to work with him know what theyre getting themselves into. Its kind of weird that a company as wholesome as Macys wouldnt simply outright ignore the crazy things he says. It probably pretends that hes not as racist as he is because he More than 350,000 people signed the petition so far. Thats less than the amount of people who want Texas to secede. As of Tuesday morning, the petition had about 60,000 sigsecession petitions through the We The People program on the White House website. vorce from the United States last week, according to the Huffington Post, it doesnt look like the state will leave. Also, Gov. Rick Perry made it clear that he doesnt support the idea, despite false rumors that claim he used to advocate for it. For a petition to receive a response from the White House, it must get at least 20,000 signatures within 30 days. Texas and Louisiana met the quota, and Florida recently crossed it as well. Is that really what people want? To just leave the country to do what, exactly? Try to survive as individual countries, we suppose. It seems impossible that people are signing these petitions with real intent, because there is no way any one of these states would make it on its own. look like? A terrible wasteland of abandoned strip malls and tourist traps with some kind of animal as the president. Probably an alligator. Or Mickey Mouse. Or maybe Donald Trump would do it. If so many people are unhappy with the ties Trump has within this country, then we should probably give him a small place to rule where he can be as racist as he pleases. Someone start that petition.Moralism is not the root of ChristianityL ing to avert a minor catastrophe by replacing some lost lip balm. No one likes crusty lips, and mine get so dry, they card, netting him some get-out-of-sick-free points for the next time he felt like vomiting. Next time came sooner than exHe offered it to me, but I had only planned to vaccinate my lips to avoid judgment by all the pretty people. I didnt end up getting my arm numbed for the rest of the day, but my trip left me waxing philosophical. Shots are the modern medical marvel the veritable cure in a syringe. Inoculations weaken the infectious agent and strip it of its virulent potency to allow the body to build up immunity to a dud. No matter how strong it is down the road, the host is essentially cured because the body remembers Dont you love how easy it is to draw spiritual parallels from the natural world? Weve been inoculated. Something extraordinary dropped in our laps, and we reject it based on a weak substitute we encountered before. In case you were wondering, Im talking about Jesus. Its, like, my thing. To be clear, Jesus end game isnt to violently kill us like some form of ebola, but the analogy is useful to paint a word picture. Morals are a good road map to lead us in the right direction, but moralism wasnt Jesus message. He treated morality like branches that needed to be trimmed; he went straight for the root (or heart) of the problem. His words and his principles meant to show us our need for God, not to become the thing that we worship in and of itself. Isnt that what happened, though? and sacredness of marriage while we sleep around en masse and divorce each other at the same rate Sermons admonish people to clean up their behaviors, do good deeds and be good. Its a wonderful sentiment, but its just not biblical. Feel free to fact check me. Its no wonder many of us think matters of spirituality come down to which sports team you grew up liking. pared to the potency of Jesus. Id reject that crap, too. Forcing a bunch of dying people to eat more healthily when they have a tumor growing inside them is pointless. Trying a lot wont cut it. Jesus didnt come to simply give a moral code. He came to write a new reality on our hearts. Weve missed the point by accepting the dud. Rules can restrain ones actions, but only grace can transform the heart. doing good things or being more moral than people around tacky jewelry from our religious yesterdays. Jesus came to revolutionize our roots. He took the death penalty so everyone who stood condemned could have his life. The way of Jesus is not only an ongoing story of supernatural discipline, but also one of divine adoption. Friends, God is not looking for adherents. Hes looking for sons and daughters, and hes calling our names. I cant say I blame the disillusioned and incensed masses Its lame. Perhaps its time to actually try Jesus. Ryan Galloway is a religion senior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays. Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Ryan Gallowayopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 The election is over. President Barack Obama will serve another term. Supporters rejoice, detractors mourn. The American people made a choice Nov. 6 that will dictate the direction of public policy for at least the next four years. But that doesnt mean our job is over. During their campaigns, neither Obama nor Mitt Romney adequately addressed the most pressing problem facing our country: the national debt. Whether this issue is addressed in the coming years will determine the United States viability as a world power in the 21st century and, with it, the legacy of our generation. Its perfectly understandable why the candidates wouldnt suggest serious reform during the campaign season to do so would have been electoral suicide. But as of Nov. 6, Obama secured his position in the For far too long, Congress has kicked its $16 trillion can down the road, running up a dizzying tab for future generations yeah, thats us to pay off. Both Democrats and Republicans will have to commit to entitlement program reform, tax reform and a If the debt is allowed to grow at its current rate, it will cripple the ability of our proud nation to exercise its most basic roles: protecting and providing for its citizens. Sound frightening? Thats because it is. These are the facts: Our national debt has surpassed $16 trillion, and every day it grows by an average of $4 billion. mists as a method of national economic recovery, especially during a recession. But with the working population shrinking every day and no effort on the part of politicians to scale back spending, this is quickly developing into a crisis. If this crisis continues, we will not only lose the trust of other governments but also face a lack of funding for national programs that we now take for granted. Think about this: By 2033, the government will only be able to pay out 75 percent of promised Social SecuThe choice future leaders will inevitably have to people. The fact that our generations future hangs in the balance clearly demonstrates that both parties ican public. Now, this isnt one of the hyperbolic hypotheticals thrown hawks in campaign ads. The Chinese government isnt going to call in all their loans tomorrow, and anyone who tells you otherwise is insulting your intelligence. However, that doesnt mean our ballooning debt is acceptable. The time will come when the U.S is forced to look itself in the mirror and make some serious changes to remain a viable state. If things continue as they are, the moment will come when our generation is faced with challenges that are So start the process now. As young voters, we have seen the debt skyrocket in our lifetimes, and it is our chance to make this transition. So let us continue to pave a path that will improve the standing of our economy for generations to come. Let us not sit back and allow the debt to rise without limit; let us ask for the media, the people and the politicians to think with us to make our futures a priority. This is a call to thoughtful action, a chance to amplify our voices. Call your representative. Write to your president. Sign the petition for The Can Kicks Back campaign, which seeks to highlight these concerns on Capitol Hill 2013. Force those who dug us into this $16 trillion hole to lay the foundations for a way out. The legacy of our generation should involve lifting keep the nations head above the rising tide of irresponsible spending. We deserve better than that. Were capable of better than that. Its time for the can to kick back. Christian Chung and Nick Troiano are columnists for The Hoya at Georgetown University.National debt looms for next generationColumnChristian Chung & Nick TroianoUWire F Mitt Romneys loss to President Barack Obama put the Republican Party at a crossroads on a national scale. During the 2012 campaign, the While Romney attempted to keep the focus on the economy and jobs, the prevalence of controversial social issues on the national scene exposed weakness in his campaign and in the vision of the party. Attacks by both sides demonized the opposition, makAmerica following a presidential campaign. The lack of a unifying message from Republicans made it relatively easy and effective for President Obamas camin business and portraying him as out of touch with the majority of Americans. Romney is criticized in a similar way because he allowed others to portray the president as an out-of-touch socialist who is not of American descent. We need only to look to Florida for a prime focus of a directly contradicted Romneys main argument that the economy has stagnated at best and that a new direction is required. These contrasting arguments only undermined Refusing to adjust to a new American electorate, Romneys nomination appealed to a version of America that norities. Despite being a decent candidate, enthusiasm for his candidacy never took off. The majority of voters seemed to vote either for or against President Obama; people who were against him settled for Romney. The Obama campaign thrived in this regard and ran a highly effective campaign that looked to Americas future. To be highly effective going forward, and appeal to a wider range of voters. to present a winning strategy in 2012. The party relied on past strategies that, unfortunately for Republicans, do not apply anymore. Party leaders should cede their statuses to a younger generation that is more in touch with the issues of the day. This process starts now. Despite being viewed as the main culprits for arguably the most unproductive Congress in American history, Republicans can start a new chapter rebranding their image by working with the president and compromising with him. This option can no longer be taboo and is absolutely necessary for the country to avoid reaching and to overAs we grow up, we come to understand the thrill of winning. There is no greater feeling than competing, winning and hoisting the trophy after victory. With respect to our party politics, we must overcome this sensation. and fall off it, leaving the majority of the American public The state of affairs is no longer sustainable. We will be victorious only if we are willing to hoist the trophy together. Compromise is key, and for our issues to be resolved, we must have two strong political parties open to selfevaluation and are willing to provide an outstretched arm Matthew Schnur is an economics freshman at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays.Cross party lines, work together for a common goalColumn Matthew Schnuropinions@alligator.org

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Villamil said that as a member of the Board of Trustees, he was a part of the decision to increase UF tuition by 9 percent instead of the 15 percent other universities adopted. We are getting a bargain unlike any other, he said. Other initiatives SG accomplished include a Mobile Deal Launch. Students can text UF to 96714 to He said it cost nothing: Marlimar, an interactive mobile strategies company, does all the work by getting in contact with the companies for discounts. After the meeting, Jenna Goldman, the new president of the Students Party, said she is disappointed with Villamils address. Villamil focused more on logos and the rebranding of SG cabinets than on recognizing the progress it made in the past year, she said. Goldman also said he didnt mention bipartisanship, and he misled students about the SG budget, which Villamil said is about $5 million. During his speech, Villamil said he wanted to clear up ideas about the misconceptions about the SG budget. SG is in charge of managing the money collected from students activity and service fees. When the funds are collected, they total about $18 million, according to the SG website. SG gets about $5 million of it and allocates the rest to the Reitz Union and the Department of Recreational Sports. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org 8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffUF Student Body President Tj Villamil gives the State of the Campus address Tuesday night in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Vonecia Carswell / AlligatorMake Me UpAllison Dale, 20, applies makeup to Dani Russell, 19, Tuesday on Turlington Plaza. The Student Animal Alliance will give free makeovers to students using cosmetics that are not tested on animals until Friday. ROSA LLAMOAlligator Contributing WriterAlex Plattner is 22 years old, and he saved a life. The UF mathematics and biochemistry senior donated his bone marrow to a 52-year-old stranger who suffered from myelodysplastic syndrome, or preleukemia, which can weaken the immune system and lower blood cell counts. Its very rare to have the chance to directly save someones life like that, Plattner said. Its just a special bond that you create when you do something like this. Plattner is a shift leader in the third annual SWAB2SAVE Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive run by Shands at UFs Footprints Buddy and Support Program. The drive was from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m on the Plaza of the Americas, the Reitz Union Colonnade and at Shands Atrium on Tuesday and continues today. Its part of a greater effort by the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation to add bone mar row donors to an international registry. This year, Footprints plans to match last years registrations, which totaled about 1,000 registrations on UFs campus, said Angelique Boutzoukas, a 20-year-old interdisciplinary studies junior for basic biological and medical sciences and coordinator for the drive. Throughout the last three years, drives at UF have added more than 2,600 potential donors to the registry, and of those, 19 have matched people suffering from a variety of blood cancers. The chance of being a match is 1 in 1,000, which is how the numerical goal of the drive is determined, Boutzoukas said. Volunteers for the drive, about 150 of whom come from a variety of UF organizations, perform a mouth swab test on potential donors to collect their DNA, she said. They send those swabs to be tested in laboratories, and matches are contacted for further testing to ensure the donor is a perfect match. Boutzoukas said people often have misconceptions about the donation procedure. Its a lot easier to save someones life than you might think, Boutzoukas said. For Dana Marra, a 23-yearold English junior and potential donor who signed up Tuesday, the opportunity to help others overcomes her fear of the procedure. I am afraid to do it, she said, but the people who need it are probably more afraid than I am.Third annual bone marrow drive is today THE TASK FORCE MET TUESDAY. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterA state task force will make recommendations this week for a controversial self-defense law, which became the center of a na17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The panel may call for a change in Floridas Stand Your Ground law, which gives people the right to use deadly force in self-defense if they are attacked in a public place or their homes. The group, created by Gov. Rick Scott and headed by Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, met Tuesday in Pensacola to hear statements from the public and suggestions for the state. Some, including the UF Levin College of Laws Criminal Justice Center, feel the task force has been too hasty with its decisions. The Criminal Justice Center wanted the task force to study the data longer, said Michelle Jacobs, a UF law professor. They wanted them to do a more indepth study so we could really understand what the numbers are saying. Jacobs said some of the data the panel reviewed isnt a clear representation of what is happening across the state. For example, she said, different words are used by different police departments to convey the same meaning. For the past several months, the task force has heard from experts in investigations, prosecution, legal defense, neighborhood watch, private security, data analysis and civil rights. The group has also heard public comments. ommendations will be released later this week, Jacobs said she doubts the task force will advise the state to make any serious changes to the Stand Your Ground law. I would be shocked if something dramatic came out of it, Jacobs said. But you never know. This has been a surprising year. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@ alligator.org.State task force addresses self-defenseMobile Deal Launch gives food discounts C AMPUS, from page 1 Its very rare to have the chance to directly save someones life like that. Its just a special bond that you create when you do something like this.Alex Plattnerbone marrow donor The Criminal Justice Center wanted the task force to study the data longer.Michelle JacobsUF law professor

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UFs Off Campus Life provides resources, services, support and education for the 39,000 UF students living off campus. OCL aims to provide programs and services that will prepare you to be a great Gator neighbor here in Gainesville or wherever the road may take you. Off Campus Life, which is part of UFs Division of Student Affairs, has been providing support services and resources to UF students living off campus since 2004. OCLs support services and resources include: Free Online Housing Locator Service: Students can find off-campus housing, subleases, roommates, and information like rent, room size, location, etc. at this free online site. Go to http://housing.offcampus.ufl. edu to use this resource. Gator Guide to Off Campus Life: A free publication that provides tips and resources for finding the right apartment, budgeting money, being safe, keeping your electric costs low, getting around the city and much more. To get a copy of the Gator Guide, visit OCLs office at 311 Peabody Hall or visit our website at www. offcampus.ufl.edu. Monthly Newsletter: OCL sends a monthly electronic newsletter to all off-campus students. Topics include safety information, monthly specific resources and opportunities, fun stuff and much more. If you would like to receive the OCL newsletter, visit the OCL website www.offcampus.ufl.edu and click on the newsletter link or sign up on OCLs Facebook page www.facebook.com/UFOffCampusLife. Community Advocates student organization: The purpose of Community Advocates is to create a connection between University of Florida students, both on campus and in the Gainesville community. The CAs host events such as a Roommate Mixer (a social event where you can meet other people looking for roommates), Puppy Palooza (learning the basics on being a pet owner in Gainesville), and Green Your $pace (which provides sustainability tips), to help make your off campus experience the best possible. Community Advocates is sponsored by OCL. To learn more about CAs or to become a member visit the CA website www.offcampus.ufl.edu/community_advocates. Discover Gainesville: Off Campus Lifes newest event series, Discover Gainesville allows you to visit local hotspots. Spring events include a tour of Devils Millhopper State Park and an Alvin Ailey dance company performance at the Phillips Center. To learn more about Discover Gainesville, follow this event on Facebook www. facebook.com/UFOffCampusLife or through the OCL website www.offcampus.ufl.edu/events. Learn More: Visit our website www. offcampus.ufl.edu for information about Off Campus Life resources and services. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at UF Off Campus Life for daily updates and reminders of OCL events, tips and fun things going on in the community. Student Living GuideGRU: 176.89 4 44.22Paper towels?rent is due next weekDish soap?Whose turn is it to take out the trash? Im coming home late, DONT LOCK ME OUT!! GETTING STARTED SAFETY TIPS Information reprinted with permission from UF's Off Campus LifeGainesville has an abundance of off campus housing options including apartments, condos, houses and rooms for rent, so take your time and be sure to visit several properties in person and shop around before signing a lease. We recommend you follow these tips below for finding the right place off campus: Use the Off Campus Housing Locator Service at http://housing.offcampus.ufl.edu. Know your budget and choose a property that allows you to live within your means. Create a priority list. What do you care about most in a living space? Room size, rent, type of lease, type of community (large undergrad population, graduate students, local residents, etc.), location, proximity to campus or bus routeall these things are factors to consider in choosing a place to live. Write out a list of ideal characteristics you want in your future living space and keep these criteria in mind when selecting a location. Choose a well-suited roommate or choose to live alone. Know what kind of person would best compliment your personality and choose accordingly. Drive around and visit the place and neighborhood you are looking to live in. Take a tour of the complexes or houses that interest you, ask questions, and get to know the complex management or rental house landlord. Ask your friends for advice on where to live. Which properties worked well for them? Which did not? Visit the Gainesville Police Department website www.gainesvillepd. org and click on the Crime Reports link to view crime statistics before signing a lease. Enter the address youre interested in and all reported crime incidents will appear on an interactive map. Go back to the property at night and make some observations. Is it well lit? Do you see the security guard that management promised? Is the security gate working? Is it quiet enough to study and sleep? How close is the bus stop or parking spot to the complex or house, etc.? Once youve narrowed down your search, make an appointment with UFs Student Legal Services by going to their website www.studentlegalservices. ufl.edu and completing the Client Intake Form. SLS can help you in reviewing the lease BEFORE you sign it. This is a great way to know what your legal responsibilities will be under that lease. Gainesville is a GREAT place to rent and live so have fun with your search.WHAT IS OFF CAMPUS LIFE? Both personal and property safety is important as you search for off-campus housing. Before signing a lease, Off Campus Life recommends you check the crime stats of an area. A free service called Crime Reports is available on the Gainesville Police Departments website. Crime Reports allows you to see all reported crime in a certain area. Go to www.gainesvillepd.org, click Crime Reports on the right-hand side, and enter the address of interest to see local incident data. The following five tips are important to use when looking at safety during your apartment search: 1. Go back to the complex at night. How do you feel? Is the place well lit and populated, or dark and isolated? 2. Does the property have working security gates and/or guards? 3. Check for deadbolts on the outside door, locks for individual doors, alarm systems, etc. and ask lots of questions about the security. Is there an extra charge for a security system? 4. Has there been crime in the area recently? What actions have been done to prevent crime from happening? 5. Dont forget about purchasing Renters Insurance to protect you and your stuff from the unexpected.SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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10, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 Information reprinted with permission from UF's Off Campus LifeLEASES RENTER'S INSURANCELEASE CLAUSES TO LOOK FOR LEASE CLAUSES TO AVOID BEFORE YOU SIGN Joint Lease:Individual Lease: Information reprinted with permission from UF's Off Campus LifeSPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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Having a roommate is a great way to divide the cost of living off campus. However if you dont find the right person to live with, living off campus could be challenging. Below are some tips that will help those who are thinking about living with a roommate. Communication is key. Talk about your budget for housing, expectations for safety, expectations for guests and what your housing needs are before you even begin your search. Being on the same page as your roommates will make your co-habitation experience much better and reduce the possibility of conflict. Start with a friend or sibling. These are often good options for roommates since you already know them. Before moving in, come to an agreement about who will get which bedroom and bathroom along with which cabinets/ storage space each person can use. Discuss how payment of rent and bills will take place. Is each person responsible for his or her own bills or will someone be in charge of collecting payment from each roommate? Dont have someone you want to live with? Some apartment complexes offer Roommate Matching or Roommate Placement. Roommate Matching: You fill out a survey and management attempts to match you with like-minded roommates based on the form. Roommate Placement: Apartment management places you in any open space they have available. Make sure you can change apartments if management places you with roommates you are not compatible with. Off Campus Lifes Housing Locator http://housing.offcampus.ufl.edu has a NEW roommate finder feature where you can search for roommates.WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2012 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE 13You cant find the right place to live until you know how much you are able to spend. Here are some budget questions you should think about while touring a property: What is the cost of monthly rent? Whats included in that rent? Utilities, gas, water, cable, Internet? Whats not included in rent? What is the average monthly cost for gas, electric, water and garbage disposal? If management doesnt know, contact GRU at www.gru. com and they can provide average costs of utilities from the previous year. Want to have a pet? Factor in the deposit and monthly cost for food, medical and grooming care. Dont forget the insurance. Before you sign your lease, call your insurance company and see how much it will cost monthly to insure your apartment or house. Are you going to need fuel for your vehicle or are you going to use the bus? Factor in transportation/car maintenance costs to your budget. How much will you spend monthly on groceries or on a meal plan? Have some fun! Dont spend so much on rent that you dont have money for leisure time. What do you spend on clothing, shoes and accessories? How much money can you save every month? Its really good to save some money every month to cover unexpected emergency expenses. Even $20 a month saved is good. Every little bit counts. To help you with your budget, OCL has a budget spreadsheet in the Gator Guide to Off Campus Life (page 5) and online at www. offcampus.ufl.edu/gator_guide. Your living environment plays a major role in your overall happiness level and wellbeing. Know what you want to get out of your living space and choose your location and roommate(s) accordingly. Now that you call Gainesville home, let Off Campus Life help you get the most out of your off-campus experience. BUDGETS ROOMMATESHOW DO I FIND AN APARTMENT? Check with the office of Off-Campus Life at (352) 392-1207 or their website at http://www.offcampus.ufl.edu for assistance. Rental opportunities may also be found in the classified sections of The Gainesville Sun, The Independent Florida Alligator, and bulletin boards around campus. UF Students (full-time) Student Legal Services 368 J Wayne Reitz Union Gainesvile, Fl 32611-8505 352-392-5297 All others: Florida Bar Referral Service Tallahassee, FL 800 342 8011 Nora Kilroy Off-Campus Life 202 Peabody Hall PO Box 11407 Gainesville, FL 32611 352 392 1207 Complaints: Security Deposits Sanitation Department of Business Regulation Division of Hotel and Restaurants 7960 Arlington Expressway Jacksonville, FL 32211 904 727 5540 Complaints, all others: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 407 S Calhoun St Tallahassee, FL 32299 850 488 3022 Complaints: Repairs City of Gainesville Codes Enforcement 200 E University Ave PO Box 490 Gainesville, FL 32609 352 334 5030Alachua County Codes Enforcement 352 374 5244 Legal Assistance Off-Campus Housing Information State Assistance Local Assistance Information reprinted with permission from UF's Student Legal Services Information reprinted with permission from UF's Off Campus LifeSPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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When you take occupancy of the apartment, complete a thorough written inventory of the apartments condition and have the landlord or an impartial witness sign the inventory. Make sure you keep a copy of the inventory. This helps protect you from the landlord claiming you caused pre-existing damage. When you move out, clean the apartment completely and thoroughly. Some landlords provide a checklist outlining the cleaning they expect you to do. Keep all your receipts for cleaning supplies and professional carpet cleaning as evidence. Before you leave, ask the landlord to inspect the apartment with you. Complete a move-out checklist and make sure the landlord signs and dates it. Use an impartial witness if the landlord is not available or refuses your request. Move-in and move-out photographs or videotape are strongly recommended in case there is a dispute. PAY RENT! other lease terms. and regulations. and health codes. zoning restrictions. clean and sanitary. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2012 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE 15 WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE I SIGN A LEASE?PROTECT YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT WHAT ARE MY DUTIES AS A TENANT? Information reprinted with permission from UF's Student Legal ServicesDO:derstand it. torney prior to signing it. ability means, a term included or implied in nearly all leases. tachments or addendums to the lease, and put everything with your personal records. ments written into the lease and signed by the landlord. pets. when renting a house or duplex. DONT: roommates unless all roommates are willlease or a parental guarantee agreeing to be responsible for rent, if possible. See if the landlord will accept an additional security deposit instead. newal clause. lord unlimited access to the apartment without notice or consent. model apartment. neighborhood at various times during the day, at night and on weekends. negotiated with the landlord are in writing.SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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16, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012What Can Happen If I Dont Pay Rent? Failure to pay rent is the quickest way to be evicted! The landlord will serve a notice demanding payment of rent or possession of the apartment. If you fail to comply with the demand within three days, excluding weekends and holidays, eviction proceedings may be started. Neither surrender of the apartment or eviction ends your liability for rent! You should contact an attorney immediately upon receipt of a three-day notice. What Exactly Is An Eviction? An eviction is the formal end to your right to occupy the apartment. It does not end your duty to pay rent. An eviction starts with a Summons. You must file an Answer within 5 days. Contact an attorney immediately. If the court rules against you, a judgment for possession of the apartment, unpaid rent, late fees, interest, court costs and attorneys fees will be entered for the landlord. The sheriff will post a notice at the apartment that requires you to vacate within 24 hours. If you do not vacate within 24 hours, the sheriff will remove you and your personal property from the apartment. Can I Be Evicted For Any Other Reason? Yes! Your lease can be terminated if you violate any lease terms, rules and regulations, or the Act. If your lease is terminated and you do not vacate the apartment, the landlord may file for your eviction immediately. Termination begins with a 7-day notice. Your options depend on whether the violations are classified as curable or noncurable. If you receive either type of notice, you should contact an attorney. Neither termination of your lease, nor your eviction from the apartment ends your liability for rent! Curable Violations: You will be given seven days to correct a curable violation. Curable violations include unauthorized pets, guests, parking, or the failure to keep the apartment clean and sanitary. If you repeat the violation within 12 months, you will not be given another chance. Noncurable Violations: The landlord may terminate your lease with a 7-day notice without giving you a chance to correct a noncurable violation. Noncurable violations include deliberate destruction or misuse of the landlords property or a continued, unreasonable disturbance. Can I Be Evicted If I Pay My Rent and My Roommates Dont? Usually. Most leases provide that the tenants are jointly and severally liable for the entire rent. This means the landlord can evict you unless the full rent is paid. It is possible for you to sue your roommates in small claims court to collect their share of the rent and utilities. A written roommate agreement will be helpful in proving your case in court. Given the difficulty of collecting money on a judgment quickly, the best thing you can do is obtain new roommates. So What If I Get Sued? I Have No Money! Any judgment for money damages is enforceable for at least 20 years and earns interest. A judgment may be enforced by seizing your wages, bank accounts, or your personal property. A judgment will also adversely affect your credit rating.Information reprinted with permission from UF's Student Legal ServicesGETTING EVICTED GETTING ALONG What Can I Do About Noisy Neighbors? Try to reason with the neighbor to reach an acceptable compromise. Thin walls and conflicting schedules make some amount of noise disturbance an unavoidable reality of apartment living. Ask the landlord for assistance. If the landlord refuses to correct the problem, you may be able to break your lease. Because the law in this area is so poorly developed, legal representation is a necessity. In extreme cases, call the police and report the matter. Unfortunately, this can lead to revenge and reprisals. I Cant Stand My Roommate. What Can I Do? Discuss the matter with your roommate immediately. Dont ignore the problem with the hope that it will go away. A little give and take may result in a livable compromise. Under the Act, your landlord is not responsible for most roommate disputes. If your roommate is violating the lease, you should consult an attorney. My Landlord Refuses to Make Repairs, What Can I Do? You MAY be able either to withhold your rent or terminate your lease if the problem constitutes a material breach of the lease or the Act. You must follow the exact requirements of the Act. You must give the landlord a written notice demanding the repairs be made in seven days. The notice must indicate an intent to terminate the lease or withhold rent if the repairs are not made. This is a complicated process and the legal consequences are very serious. Do not attempt to terminate your lease or withhold rent without first obtaining legal advice. Can I Deduct Repair Costs From My Rent? No. The Act does not authorize you to make repairs or to recover the cost of such repairs. In fact, most apartment leases prohibit repairs by tenants. When the landlord refuses to make repairs, the Act gives you a qualified right to terminate the lease or withhold rent. As previously indicated, you should consult an attorney before attempting to terminate the lease or withhold rent. Can I use My Security Deposit for the Last Months Rent?No. Landlords can legally evict you for non-payment of rent even when your security deposit is equal to your last months rent. The purpose of the security deposit is to protect the landlord against damages to the apartment. Does the Law Require Interest Payments on Security Deposits? Landlords must hold security deposits in one of three methods. Two methods of holding the deposits require interest to be paid. The method which does not require interest payment is the one most landlords use. The landlord is required to inform you in writing how your deposit is being held, where it is held, and whether you will receive interest. What Can I Do If My Landlord Doesnt Return My Deposit? A landlord shall have 15 days after termination of the lease to return the security deposit together with interest if otherwise required, if he or she does not intend to impose a claim on the security deposit. If the landlord intends to impose a claim in the security deposit, he or she shall have 30 days to give the tenant written notice by certified mail, stating how much is going to be deducted and why. You must object to the deduction in writing within 15 days from the date you receive the notice, or the landlord will be authorized to deduct his or her claim from your security deposit. If the landlord fails to give the required notice within the 30-day period, he or she forfeits the right to impose a claim upon the security deposit. 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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2012 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE 17 Information reprinted with permission from UF's Student Legal ServicesHOW SOON MUST I RENEW MY LEASE? No. Unless there is an emergency or you have abandoned your apartment, the landlord must provide reasonable notice and obtain your consent prior to entering your apartment. You cannot unreasonably withhold consent. If the landlord persists in entering without notice or consent, contact an attorney.CAN MY LANDLORD ENTER MY APARTMENT WITHOUT NOTICE? There is no time period established by the Act. You should not sign a lease that provides for automatic renewals or requires you to give the landlord a notice of nonrenewal. If you do sign such a lease, you must strictly comply with the notice requirements imposed by the lease. There are some limits to the enforceability of these clauses. Contact an attorney if you have any questions. If the lease does not specify otherwise, renewals are a matter of general contract law. The landlord cannot force you to renew prior to the end of your lease. However, if you do not renew by the landlords deadline, the landlord may rent your apartment to someone else. SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 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 apt. Fully furnished incl utils, W/D, DW, high ceilings, Sleep late only 5 blocks to Campus, Great Parking, 1st or 2nd Floor units Mitchell Realty 352-374-8579 11-30-12-85-1The CourtyardsSteps to University of Florida. All inclusive dormitory-style 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 www.courtyardsgainesville.com 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 11-30-12-64-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700. Please call Martine 352682-9126. yttek@hotmail.com 11-16-12102-2LAKEWOOD 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 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 12-5-12-35-2 NEAR UF. 1BR/1BA apt.1103 NW 4th St. Pets ok. $500/mo + $300 sec. Call 352-332-8481 or 352-359-1644 11-27-12-20-2 STEPS TO CAMPUS 511 NW 15th St. Spacious rooms for students. $395/mo includes utilities, kitchen & parking. Call for info Bristol Park Realty 352367-2669 12-5-12-31-2 1 or 2 BR,$500-$650, close to UF campus or downtown, busline to Santa Fe College; greenspace; trees; privacy; prefer calm, quiet, mature or serious students; cats ok. 1824 NW 10th St; 1807 NW 10 St. 352 284 3873; 352 376 0080; postj@bellsouth.net 1-7-1228-2 $99.00 Deposit with No Rent for November. We have 2/2,3/2, and 4/2 available. Hidden Oaks, A Manufactured Home Community A great place to call home. Call 352-331-4400 for more information. 11-28-12-19-2 Rooms available. 4bd/4bth. ready now.$250 per month plus util. near UF on bus route. pool,gym,sports.Call 561-441-0700 11-1912-10-2 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 12-5-12-19-2 2/2 QUIET townhome at The Gables, gated, security, garage, patio, w/d,cable, clubhouse workout room, pool, sauna, tennis, bb. Close to UF, Shands. 12 mo lease. $1050. by owner 321-698-7579. 12-5-12-16-2 HOUSE Large 3BR/3BA, carport, fenced yard. Walk/bike to campus, 3 bus routes. Available immediately. 105 NW 30th St. $1700/mo. Call 209-683-7733 11-15-125-2 ARLINGTON SQUARE SPECIAL 1BR/1BA avail Dec 2012 Apr 2013. $685/ mo. (December is FREE) Includes reserved covered parking. Call Kent 386-688-7746. Less than 5 min to campus. 320 SE 3rd St. 11-14-12-3-2 2bd/1 3/4 bath in quiet location near UF Nestled in the SW part of Gainesville close to Shands, Butler Plaza and the UF, these 2 bdrms have everything you need to make living enjoyable 791 sq, ft. Bedrooms located on opposite ends Master bdrm has its own full bath Large walk-in-closet in master bdrm Vaulted Ceilings Skylights Mirrored LR wall Full size washer / dryer Dishwasher Ceiling Fans in LR and bdrms Security System Dine-in bar Fridge with dice maker Disposal Rent is $725 per month and deposit is equal to $400 NO leasing or reservation fees ($35 app fee does apply) 1 unit available after 1/1/13 and 1 after 2/1/13 Please call 360-319-6518 for more information and to schedule a viewing Magnolia Manor located at 4014 SW 26th Drive a great place to call HOME 11-1912-4-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. Looking for a new roommate and move closer to UF campus? Now subleasing an apartment on sorority row (Taylor Square) Rent is 650 plus utilities. Shoot gun apartment style Have your own room and bathroom Full walk in closet Washer and Dry Free internet Full kitchen It will be you and another male roommate Lease is through Aug of this summer (2013) Move in will be around January but final date will be worked out if interested If interested or want to view apartment beforehand call John 3057971294 11-16-16-3 LOOKING FOR A FEMALE STUDENT: Subleasing my 1/1 in a 4/4 apartment at Gainesville Place from January-August 2013. Rent is $399/month with all utilities included, free Wi-Fi, and three awesome female roommates! Four RTS bus routes stop in front of our apartment every 10 minutes. Contact: 407-744-4439/nadine.korioth@gmail.com 11-15-3-3 Roommate for 4-person apartment. Furnished plus shared bath, utilities, and internet. Pool, walking trails, gym. <1 mile from campus, Shands, and downtown. Perfect for students! $510/month. 407-416-3117 1-2833-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Vet student seeks female roommate for 3bd/2ba house 3 miles from UF; quiet neigh borhood, fenced backyard, W/D, small pets OK. $400/month plus utilities and cable. Email sbush22@ufl.edu for more info 1114-5-4 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 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be given after placing the ad. Corrections called in Customer error or changes: Online:

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20, ALLIGATOR BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-5-12-71-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-5-12-71-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-5-7-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 12-5-7-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-5-7-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 12-5-7-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-5-7-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-5-7-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-5-12-71-6 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 125-12-71-10GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 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 KILN Paragon, electric 220V, Model A88B, 18" diameter, 24" deep, w/ kiln sitter & shelves. Stainless steel jacket w/ stand. $300. Reply w/ ph# to ciebud@gmail.com 11-14-2-10 WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 1-7-1172-11 1-7-11-72-11 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 1-7-11-72-11 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 1-7-11-72-11 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 1-7-11-72-11 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 1-711-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 1-7-11-72-11 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 1-772-11 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 1-7-11-72-12 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 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Brandy 352-771-6191 11-26-11-21-12 Get a great car for $2,495 obo! 1998 Cutlass GLS Oldsmobile 29 mpg highway 3.1L V6, silver 0-60 in 8.5 sec, 116k miles, a/c Call/text 919-672-5856 for info 11-14-123-12 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 1-7-72-13 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 need of donations for their holiday meals, such as turkeys, boxed stuffing and canned vegetables. 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 11-16-12-72-13

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ALLIGATOR 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 124-12-61-13CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 11-26-11-21-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 1-7-72-14 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 1-7-72-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 4148 NW 13th St. 372-1226 sandysresale.com 1-7-11-71-14 STUDENT WORK GREAT PAY$14.50 base/appt -FT/PT openings Customer sales/service all ages 17+ CALL NOW 352-505-9105 1-7-11-71-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 1-711-70-14 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 11-14-4114 DOMINOS HIRINGdelivery drivers & assistant managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com 1-7-11-45-14 SANDYS SAVVY CHIC RESALE BOUTIQUE Now hiring! Great working environment. PT/ FT positions. Starting @ $8./hr. Opportunity to move up to buyer/asst mgr. Apply in person 4148 NW 13th St, 352-372-1226 11-19-12-20-14 Now Hiring Campus Sales Reps Make $250-$500 weekly as official spokesperson Free Training. Contact 1-877-363-7424 Leave Message. www.WorkWithSampson.com 11-20-12-20-14 STAY IN GAINESVILLE Full time career positions available ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CUSTOMER SERVICE PERSONAL COUNSELORS AVIATION SALES CONSULTANT SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS NETWORK ASSISTANT Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment 12-5-12-27-14 HIRING EXPERIENCED HOSTS/HOSTESSES & SERVERS Must be able to count back change & multitask. Apply in person LaFiesta, 9513 NW 39th Ave between 2pm & 5pm. 11-14-1210-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT for real estate office. Hours 9-5 Mon, Wed, Fri each week. Tasks include taking rent payments, answering phone, filing, writing letters. Min 1-yr commitment expected. Starting pay $8.00/hr. Good PT job for student. Please send resume and cover ltr to rabell@atlantic.net No phone calls please. 12-5-12-30-14 Camp Mataponi, in Maine, is hiring summer staff for 2013. We are starting early at UF because it is the best school for getting great counselors. 8 week position. Apply online www.campmataponi.com or call 561-7483684 11-16-12-10-14 Fast, accurate typists needed for audio transcription. Create your own schedule M-F, 7am to midnight. Production based pay, $7.67 to over $12. Walking distance to campus. Ideal for PT and Students! Requires 65+ wpm typing speed, a minimum of 16 hours per week, and English as a first language. Apply online: www.sbsgrp.com 11-26-1210-14 Opus CoffeeWe are searching for fun and active students to work 12 to 30 hours per week at a fastpaced coffee bar. Starting pay is $7.75/hour + tips. Applications downloaded at opuscoffee.com. Click on the Employment link. 1116-7-14 Part Time (20-30 hrs) Assistant.Duties: office work & occasional errands. Requirements:extremely organized, pay close attention to detail, know Microsoft Office. Resumes to diana.p.assistant@gmail.com. 11-27-12-10-14 BABYSITTER for 8 & 10 yr old. Must be available Mon and Wed afternoons from 12:30pm until ~6:30/7pm. Possibly w availability on Tues afternoon, but not nec essary. Reliable transportation & homework help required. Must provide resume, photo & 3 references. Start 1/7/13, pay $10/hr. Forward responses to: mamavaw@gmail.com 11-27-7-14 IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 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 GATORS! UNIVERSITYLAUNDRY.BIZ YOU study and enjoy college. Let US wash your clothes, comforters, sleeping bags. We are UF Business Alumni. Wish we were YOU! 11-30-30-15 Horse boarding, $375/mo. From GV/UF 10 minutes. Dressage, stadium, x-country, daytime stall, nighttime turnout. Rider housing available. Barn Family Program to mitigate board and rent. Lessons, schooling opportunities. For further information, contact Dibbie at Gator Slide Farm, 352-466-3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com. Visitors always welcome. 1-31-12-51-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 12-15-71-16 CPR BLS ACLS COURSES Best rates in town.American Heart Assoc. Certs issued on site.We work with your schedule.One on one or groups.Training Gators for over 15yrs!!Call today(352)494-4217 or (800)319-5708 1-712-23-16 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 Mary J: Happy Homecoming 2012 to my favorite Gator Gal! I can't wait to share a burger & brew (or two) at Copper Monkey with the love of my life! Love, John To The Girl With The Beautiful Blue Eyes and Little Blue Eyes: Beautiful Blue Eyes....32 years is a long time. It can be measured in years, parts of decades or eight presidential elections. The school has changed. Times have changed. My love for you always changes: It grows stronger with each year and each Homecoming. Same place since 1980 and I'm so happy to be here again with you, and with Little Blue Eyes. And Little Blue Eyes....A Gator in your 3rd year and accepted into the school of your choice at UF. Continue to strive for excellence at the best university in the country. You make us so proud! We love you! As I go through time, count the memories and think of the future, I am indeed, one very lucky person. ILY, Liarface 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. FOUND: KITTEN ON CAMPUS. Not feral. Very sweet/cuddly. Litterbox trained. We cannot keep it. Please call if you've lost it or if you would be willing to give it a good home. Call 561-262-9869. 11-14-3-25

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators in the NBAAfter notching 8 points and 3 rebounds in Washingtons loss on Tuesday, Brad Beal is averaging 12.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in 2012. says her weekly trips to teach elementary school students See story, page 22. Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff Florida forward Erik Murphy (33) guards Georgetown forward Nate Lubick during the NavyMarine Corps Classic on Friday aboard the USS Bataan in Jacksonville. FLORIDA FACES WISCONSIN TONIGHT AT 7 IN THE ODOME. KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Staff Writer Before the Gators began their season, they had already lost four players from their 16-man roster. As No. 10 Florida (1-0) prepares to take on No. 22 Wisconsin (1-0) tonight at 7 in the OConnell Center, the Gators may have to add another player to the list. On Tuesday, coach Billy Donovan said senior Erik Murphy missed Mondays practice and may sit out todays game due to an illness. He was throwing up [Monday], Donovan said. I dont know if its the much hell even be able to do [Tuesday]. The depth problems started early for Florida. Damontre Harris contribution to practice ended after the 6-foot-10 transfer from South Carolina suffered a labrum tear when a teammate fell on him during a preseason practice. Shortly after, sophomore Cody Larson left the team. Casey Prather was next, suffering his second concussion in nine days on Nov. 5. Prathers injury happened only four days before Floridas season opener against Georgetown. Then, on Thursday, Donovan suspended Scottie Wilbekin. Donovan hopes to have Murphy team against Wisconsin. Wisconsin is a big, strong, physical team, Donovan said. They dont make a lot of mistakes on the defentime. Theyre patient. Theyre deliberate. They get the kind of shots that they want. Theyre not afraid to go deep into ing game for us. After missing Mondays practice, Murphy is a step behind in preparing for Wisconsin. The forward missed the teams MonGators offensive or defensive plans for the Badgers before Tuesday afternoon. Hes got a lot hes got to catch up on, Donovan said. At least if he cant practice (Tuesday), being there to absorb it mentally would be just as important. Florida has already had to shift Boynton from shooting guard to point guard JOSH JURNOVOY Alligator Staff Writer Offensive coordinator Brent Pease coning crutches rather than a walking boot to move around on his sprained right ankle. Coach Will Muschamp said on Monday that Driskel is doubtful for this weekends ing the injury in Floridas 27-20 win against Louisiana on Saturday. It just kind of depends day-to-day with the training room, Pease said of Driskels chances of practicing this week. coby Brissett will start in his place. Pease said Brissetts strong work ethic despite not winning the starting job will serve him well. Hes been admirable about what hes done, Pease said. To have to make some plays, as opposed to just taking reps to end the game, it shows hes prepared. Pease expects Brissett to be more pumped up than usual. Hell have probably a little more juice in his step, Pease said. Hes probably going to be pretty excited. Run game: half of the season, Mike Gillislee carried the UF offense. In the latter half, he hasnt produced at the same rate. However, the Gators do not fault Gillislee for his statistical downturn. Driskel on crutches for ankle THE END OF GREGULATION When asked what he thought about Floridas lack of playmakers on Nov. 5, coach Will Muschamp was as close to honest as could ever be expected: It is what it is. Were where we are. Translation: We dont have any. No unit deserves all the blame for Floridas 118th-ranked passing offense, but the wide receivers are perhaps the biggest culprits. to poor decisions and inaccurate passes, and the offensive line has struggled to consistently build a pocket. Regardless, the wideouts need to be more productive. Quinton Dunbar is UFs leading wide receiver with 24 catches and 252 yards. That yardage total ties him for No. 402 in the NCAA with Rashad Lawrence of Northwestern, Cole Hubble of Texas San Antonio Collectively, the players listed at wide receiver on Floridas roster have 47 catches for 527 yards and six touchdowns. Combined, Dunbar, Frankie HamDebose, Latroy Pittman, Raphael Andrades and Solomon Patton have averaged 52.7 yards per game. If one player had that average, he would rank 15th in the Southeastern Conference and No. 125 nationally. To some extent, Floridas system is to blame. The Gators rank No. 117 in the NCAA in pass attempts, as coach Will Muschamp has taken a ground-and-pound approach. But even when the receivers get opportunities, they havent come through. UF pass Wideouts hurting bad offense SEE HOOPS, PAGE 24 SEE NOTES, PAGE 24 SEE GREG, PAGE 24Driskel Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca QuotableHes got some swelling on it. Its a little black and blue, I think. I shaved it this morning. ... No, I didnt. I really didnt. UF coach Will Muschamp on Jeff Driskels sprained ankle [Wisconsin doesnt] make a lot of mistakes on the defenkind of shots that they want. a challenging game for us.Billy DonovanUF coach

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and use Mike Rosario at shooting really had a great attitude just in Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org. 24, ALLIGATOR Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. GREG, from page 23 HOOPS, from page 23Freshman could start for UFGillislees production slipping Kickin it: Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org. NOTES, from page 23 UF Fo otball



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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 59 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Senior forward may miss tonights game:Erik Murphy could miss No. 10 Floridas contest against No. 22 Wisconsin with an illness that forced him to sit out Mondays practice, pg. 23. Senior Holly Kings experience teaching elementary school helped her on International Education Week kicks off, lasts until SundayAlmost all of the colleges on campus are participating, pg. 4. Exhibit displays neglected, abused animals in Puerto RicoThe exhibit will be displayed today on Turlington Plaza, pg. 5. SARAH BRANDAlligator Contributing WriterStudents who plan to drive home for Thanksgiving may see a pleasant surprise when they pull up to the pump. Gainesvilles gas prices deceased this month and are expected to continue to fall through the Christmas season. Gas prices in Florida fell from a $3.70 average last month to $3.43, said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com. At this time last year, the average was $3.40. Florida AAA spokeswoman Jessica Brady said prices are expected to continue to fall through Thanksgiving and possibly through the end of the year. There is a rally in the market centered around optimism, Brady said. According to Brady, there was a recent national decrease in the demand for both. The most expensive regular-grade gas in Gainesville is $3.69 at the Chevron at 3328 W. University Ave., Laskoski said. The cheapest regular-grade gas in the city is $3.29 at the BP near the intersection of Southwest Williston Road and Interstate 75, according to the gas prices website. Christine Hoffman, a 20-year-old UF economics junior, said driving home from Gainesville can get expensive if gas prices are high. Driving back home is horrible, she said. You have to force your friends to ride with you to split the cost of gas. 75 /56 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 19 CROSSWORD 21 SPORTS 23 Ryan Jones / AlligatorChantelle Melendez, a 20-year-old psychology junior, pumps gas Tuesday at the Shell station at 3330 SW Archer Road. The average gas price in Florida is $3.43, said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com. THERE HAVE BEEN 58 CASES IN FLORIDA. MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterThree people have come down with the West Nile virus in Alachua County. The Alachua County Health Department announced Tuesday it will conduct investigations of the cases. It did not release the conditions of the people sick with the virus. West Nile appeared in the county in September when two chickens tested positive for the disease. Later that month, the department announced more fowl and a horse had the virus, too. As of Nov. 6, 58 cases of West Nile occurred in Florida, causing two deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nationwide, there have been 5,054 cases and 228 deaths. Alachua County still has a mosquito-borne illness advisory. The county health department urges residents to stay calm but to be prepared. It encourages residents to cover up with bug spray and long sleeves and to drain standing water. Symptoms of the virus include fever, headaches, fatigue, rashes and swollen lymph nodes, according to the CDC. Although cooler weather has reduced mosquito activity, the risk of disease transmission to humans continues, Paul Myers, Alachua County Health Department administrator, said in a press release. Citizens are encouraged to protect themselves against exposure to mosquitoes. Three people sick with West Nile in Alachua CountyGas prices fall during holiday seasonCAMPUS SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterAt his State of the Campus address Tuesday, Student Body President Tj Villamil said hes working to represent students demands to the state to curb tuition increase. About 250 students attended the address, during which Villamil discussed the Aim Higher initiative, which he said started at UF in Spring 2012. After his speech, Villamil said the soft launch will start with an outreach and a social media campaign. The hard launch will be in December when he goes to Tallahassee to persuade state representatives to increase funding for higher education. He said the ultimate goal is to not increase tuition for the Spring semester. He also discussed UFs search for a new president. Villamil is the only student member of the Presidential Search Committee. The president of this university should make sure he connects with all of you as students, he said. He asked students with feedback or questions regarding the presidential search to contact him or other Student GovernStudent Body President wants lower tuition, increased funding Driving back home is horrible. You have to force your friends to ride with you to split the cost of gas.Christine HoffmanUF economics juniorVillamil SEE CAMPUS, PAGE 8

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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 59 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 FORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 70/46 RAIN 69/47 CLOUDY 72/52 PARTLY CLOUDY 74/51 RAIN 75/56 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY TODAY WHATS HAPPENING?Cruelty-Free Cosmetics From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Student Animal Alliance will host Cruelty-Free Cosmetics on Turlington Plaza today and on the Reitz Union Colonnade Thursday and Friday. Stop by for a free makeover or to try on makeup products that were not tested on animals. Haiti music group to perform at the Phillips Center Haiti native BlO performs at 7:30 p.m. today in the Squitieri Studio Theatre. His musical style, known as Ragganga, combines reggae, jazz, rock, worldbeat and rara traditional Voodoo rhythms. Purchase tickets, which are $40 to $50, at the Phillips Center Box Office or the University Box Office located in the Reitz Union. For tickets and general information, visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu. HEALs Fall Health Panel Health Panel will provide an opportunity to learn more about various health care professions from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today in Ustler Hall. The panel consists of medical, dental, pharmacy, nursing, physician assistant, occupational therapy and psychology graduate student speakers. Free food and refreshments will be served. In addition, gift bags will be given to the first 25 atAuditorium. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to skinonen@alligator. org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.CORRECTIONA photo caption in Tuesdays edition of the Alligator member of the Navy. The seacording to his uniform. tendees, and a raffle will be held with gifts from our sponsors: Crispers, Momoyaki, McAlisters Deli and many more. For more information, please visit the Facebook event for Health Panel at: www.facebook.comevents/36532920 0222750/?fref=ts. Bone Marrow Drive Footprints Buddy and Support Program and UF Hillel will host a bone marrow drive from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the Reitz Union, Shands at UF Sun Terrace and on the Plaza of the Americas. Volunteers will help residents swab their cheeks and enter into the National Bone Marrow Registry, where people with blood cancers wait for matching donors. One Day on Earth film screening Gatorship and RUB Entertainment present One Day on Earth. This fascinating film uncovers a variety of cultures in a 24-hour time span. The film screening is at 8 p.m. today in the Reitz Union

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4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 Erin Winick / AlligatorRocket PowerAerospace engineering senior Robert Hill, 22, works on the UF Rocket Teams subscale rocket Tuesday evening in Solar Park. It will stand 7 feet tall and will launch in the spring. CAMPUS COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Contributing WriterA small crowd gathered around visiting professor Ulisses Rocha and his guitar Tuesday morning in the Hub. Rocha, a 51-year-old Bacardi Family Eminent Scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies in collaboration with the School of Music, performed traditional Brazilian music to kick off International Education Week. The international education is important because [it] creates the basis for information and culture exchange, the most short way to a rich and peaceful life, Rocha wrote in an email. The United States departments of State and Education organize International Education Week to celebrate the exchange of educaends Friday, but campus events last until Sunday. It is an attempt to raise up international education at universities across the country, said David Sammons, dean of the UF International Center. This years theme is Picture Yourself Connecting with the World! Academic centers participated more this year, Sammons said. Nearly every college on campus is involved with International Education Week. Tuesdays events included the VISA World Fair on the Reitz Union Colonnade, the annual Global Photo Reception Competition and the International Educator of the Year Ceremony. This years winners of the International Educator awards were Florin Curta in the senior faculty category, Richard Rheingans in the junior faculty category and Joe Rojo in the staff category. We all have a place in the international arena, whether we leave the state or not, Sammons said. New events this year include European Studies, academic discussions on languages and events like Arabic Name Writing. Students can also get a taste of different cultures at the dining halls. Asian, Mediterranean and Caribbean cuisine will be served throughout the week. About 5,000 students and 2,000 scholars and faculty from about 100 countries study or work at UF, and about 2,000 UF students study abroad. As a Brazilian, I know that the culture mixing brings positive values in terms of coexistence, respect and fellowship, Rocha said. This is whats really important.International Education Week kicks off, lasts until SundayRocha THE EVENT IS AT 6 P.M. IN PUGH HALL. AYANA STEWARTAlligator Contributing WriterUF will host a book discussion about slavery and race relations today. The discussion, sponsored by UFs Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, is hosted by Larry Rivers, president of Fort Valley State University. He will discuss his book, Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in NineteenthCentury Florida. The event will be at 6 p.m. in Pugh Hall and is free. Tamarra Jenkins, a program assistant for the oral history program, said she thinks students might be interested in the talk due to recent events dealing with race at UF, like when two Beta Theta Pi brothers dressed in blackface at a social Oct. 24. We believe its really going to be able to resonate pretty soundly and hit close to home for students, Jenkins said. She said the event is open to the public, and the center expects about 300 people to attend. UF history professor Steven Noll is offering extra credit to students who go. He said he thinks its important for students to learn more about slavery. Its good for them to get a different perspective on history, he said. Noll said he thinks UF students should make an effort to attend intellectual events, which sometimes dont receive much attention on campus. This university isnt just about going to see Tracy Morgan and country music, he said. Its about going to see something that may cause you to think differently.Slavery discussion today

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TOGETHER THEY LOST ABOUT 200 POUNDS. KAITLYN PEARSONAlligator Contributing WriterThere is a lot less to Luis and Jorge Garit than there used to be, and theyre OK with that. What makes them stand out isnt their boisterous personalities or nearly identical faces, although theyre certainly attention grabbers. The boys lost almost half their total body weight in one year. Luis and Jorge Garit, both 18-year-old civil engineering freshmen, are fraternal twins who were born in Havana, Cuba. They were almost like all the other little boys their age, except they each weighed about 100 pounds more. the United States and started a new life in Miami. At 7 years old, the twins started to gain weight. I never ate unhealthy, Luis Garit said. I just ate a lot. As the twins started second grade, they said, they began to notice they were larger than most of their classmates. I wasnt the only fat kid then, Jorge Garit said, with a smile. Another kid weighed 130 pounds, so I felt good. To the brothers, everything in America was new, and there were many different kinds of food to try. My parents would just buy food chips, desserts and soda, Luis Garit said. My brother and I would eat a family-sized cereal in two days. By the time they were 15 years old, the brothers each weighed more than 230 pounds. Not long after, a doctor told them they suffered from high cholesterol levels and high blood pressures. It was September 17, 2010, Jorge Garit said, I still remember the exact day. The boys had two options, the doctor said: Start taking medication or lose weight. I didnt have low self-esteem when I was fat. I just had to live with it, Jorge Garit said. I felt ashamed, and I still do ashamed that I let myself become that. Their mom started to cook without salt and bought a treadmill for the twins to jog 30 minutes a day. They were lucky if their mom allowed them to eat a cup of beans once a week. Every Wednesday and Saturday, they stepped on a scale to see how much progress they made. It was worth it to weigh myself and see that one to two pounds were gone, Luis Garit said. The twins went from size 42 waists to size 30. Shirt sizes dropped from extra-extra-larges to smalls. Now, they watch their calorie intakes and eat smaller portions. During their journey, the twins said, they realized the weight loss didnt just change their physical appear ances; it changed how they viewed themselves. I felt like they still saw me as the fat kid, Luis Garit said, sighing. Even though I lost all the weight, I was still the one fat kid in their eyes. Although they occasionally still struggle with how they view themselves, the twins said they know theyve made the right decision. They both keep thumb-size pictures of their former selves in their wallets to remind them never to go back to how they used to be. It feels great to go shopping and Garit said. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Andrea Sarcos / AlligatorGarit twins Luis, left, and Jorge, right, sit on a bench south of Marston Science Library. The brothers, originally from Cuba, together lost 200 pounds in a little less than a year. Two Cuba-born Gators learn how to chomp less, lose weightCa AMPUsS NOELIA TRUJILLOAlligator Contributing WriterGraphic photos and stories about neglected and abused dogs and cats in Puerto Rico were displayed Tuesday on Turlington Plaza as part of UFs Puerto Rican Student Associations exhibit. Organization President Carlos LloverasFuentes wore an I love Satos shirt, which translates to I love street dogs, as he told people about the conditions in which many stray animals live. Over 500,000 stray pets roam the streets of the island, the 21-year-old animal science senior said. The grassroots companies that take the animals barely have any room and money for them. He said the organizations goal is to educate people in Gainesville and motivate them to donate money to the few shelters and animal rescue organizations on the island. Lloveras-Fuentes said he was hesitant to sure people in Gainesville would help. I realized dogs dont have a voice, or race a voice and need someone to speak out for them. Rachel Werk, a 19-year-old English sophomore, said she couldnt help but glance at the photos as she passed through Turlington. Theyre so graphic, and its so sad to really look at the pictures, she said. I had no idea this issue was so large-scale in Puerto Rico. Lloveras-Fuentes said he sees stray dogs hurt, unhealthy and skinny in the streets when he goes to Puerto Rico, his home. Litters of dogs with moms walk on the side of the roads, and Ive seen dogs running scared in between cars on the highways, he said. We will make it our priority to educate and raise awareness of the issue. The exhibition will be on display again today on Turlington Plaza and Thursday outside the Reitz Union.Exhibit displays neglected, abused animals in Puerto Rico They need a voice and need someone to speak out for them.Carlos Lloveras-Fuentesorganization president

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 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 352-376-4458.59 TOTAL VOTESTodays question: Have you bought gas recently? Tuesdays question: Will you eat at Hiro Asian Sandwich Bistro?47% YES 53% NOTrumpin Texas Americans just love to hate thingsIts been a pretty good week for you if you like petitions. Or if you detest Donald Trump. Or if you live in Texas but dont want to be a part of the union anymore. Theres a pretty strong petition making its way through the from his role with Macys. the idea. Ill never go to Macys again! I didnt know they sold Donald Trumps line! If they dont care that they sell products from a loudmouth racist cretin, whod lie like his rug to get some cheap press! I cant believe Macys thinks hes the right man 2 represent their name! she said, in a series of tweets, according to a San Francisco Gate blog. The petition aims to convince store chiefs to distance themselves from Trump over his recent criticism of newly re-elected President Barack Obama and his racially charged birther conspiracy. You mean to imply that Trump criticized Obama with very racist undertones? This is shocking and new information! We would think that businesses who choose to work with him know what theyre getting themselves into. Its kind of weird that a company as wholesome as Macys wouldnt simply outright ignore the crazy things he says. It probably pretends that hes not as racist as he is because he More than 350,000 people signed the petition so far. Thats less than the amount of people who want Texas to secede. As of Tuesday morning, the petition had about 60,000 sigsecession petitions through the We The People program on the White House website. vorce from the United States last week, according to the Huffington Post, it doesnt look like the state will leave. Also, Gov. Rick Perry made it clear that he doesnt support the idea, despite false rumors that claim he used to advocate for it. For a petition to receive a response from the White House, it must get at least 20,000 signatures within 30 days. Texas and Louisiana met the quota, and Florida recently crossed it as well. Is that really what people want? To just leave the country to do what, exactly? Try to survive as individual countries, we suppose. It seems impossible that people are signing these petitions with real intent, because there is no way any one of these states would make it on its own. look like? A terrible wasteland of abandoned strip malls and tourist traps with some kind of animal as the president. Probably an alligator. Or Mickey Mouse. Or maybe Donald Trump would do it. If so many people are unhappy with the ties Trump has within this country, then we should probably give him a small place to rule where he can be as racist as he pleases. Someone start that petition.Moralism is not the root of ChristianityL ing to avert a minor catastrophe by replacing some lost lip balm. No one likes crusty lips, and mine get so dry, they card, netting him some get-out-of-sick-free points for the next time he felt like vomiting. Next time came sooner than exHe offered it to me, but I had only planned to vaccinate my lips to avoid judgment by all the pretty people. I didnt end up getting my arm numbed for the rest of the day, but my trip left me waxing philosophical. Shots are the modern medical marvel the veritable cure in a syringe. Inoculations weaken the infectious agent and strip it of its virulent potency to allow the body to build up immunity to a dud. No matter how strong it is down the road, the host is essentially cured because the body remembers Dont you love how easy it is to draw spiritual parallels from the natural world? Weve been inoculated. Something extraordinary dropped in our laps, and we reject it based on a weak substitute we encountered before. In case you were wondering, Im talking about Jesus. Its, like, my thing. To be clear, Jesus end game isnt to violently kill us like some form of ebola, but the analogy is useful to paint a word picture. Morals are a good road map to lead us in the right direction, but moralism wasnt Jesus message. He treated morality like branches that needed to be trimmed; he went straight for the root (or heart) of the problem. His words and his principles meant to show us our need for God, not to become the thing that we worship in and of itself. Isnt that what happened, though? and sacredness of marriage while we sleep around en masse and divorce each other at the same rate Sermons admonish people to clean up their behaviors, do good deeds and be good. Its a wonderful sentiment, but its just not biblical. Feel free to fact check me. Its no wonder many of us think matters of spirituality come down to which sports team you grew up liking. pared to the potency of Jesus. Id reject that crap, too. Forcing a bunch of dying people to eat more healthily when they have a tumor growing inside them is pointless. Trying a lot wont cut it. Jesus didnt come to simply give a moral code. He came to write a new reality on our hearts. Weve missed the point by accepting the dud. Rules can restrain ones actions, but only grace can transform the heart. doing good things or being more moral than people around tacky jewelry from our religious yesterdays. Jesus came to revolutionize our roots. He took the death penalty so everyone who stood condemned could have his life. The way of Jesus is not only an ongoing story of supernatural discipline, but also one of divine adoption. Friends, God is not looking for adherents. Hes looking for sons and daughters, and hes calling our names. I cant say I blame the disillusioned and incensed masses Its lame. Perhaps its time to actually try Jesus. Ryan Galloway is a religion senior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays. Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Ryan Gallowayopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 The election is over. President Barack Obama will serve another term. Supporters rejoice, detractors mourn. The American people made a choice Nov. 6 that will dictate the direction of public policy for at least the next four years. But that doesnt mean our job is over. During their campaigns, neither Obama nor Mitt Romney adequately addressed the most pressing problem facing our country: the national debt. Whether this issue is addressed in the coming years will determine the United States viability as a world power in the 21st century and, with it, the legacy of our generation. Its perfectly understandable why the candidates wouldnt suggest serious reform during the campaign season to do so would have been electoral suicide. But as of Nov. 6, Obama secured his position in the For far too long, Congress has kicked its $16 trillion can down the road, running up a dizzying tab for future generations yeah, thats us to pay off. Both Democrats and Republicans will have to commit to entitlement program reform, tax reform and a If the debt is allowed to grow at its current rate, it will cripple the ability of our proud nation to exercise its most basic roles: protecting and providing for its citizens. Sound frightening? Thats because it is. These are the facts: Our national debt has surpassed $16 trillion, and every day it grows by an average of $4 billion. mists as a method of national economic recovery, especially during a recession. But with the working population shrinking every day and no effort on the part of politicians to scale back spending, this is quickly developing into a crisis. If this crisis continues, we will not only lose the trust of other governments but also face a lack of funding for national programs that we now take for granted. Think about this: By 2033, the government will only be able to pay out 75 percent of promised Social SecuThe choice future leaders will inevitably have to people. The fact that our generations future hangs in the balance clearly demonstrates that both parties ican public. Now, this isnt one of the hyperbolic hypotheticals thrown hawks in campaign ads. The Chinese government isnt going to call in all their loans tomorrow, and anyone who tells you otherwise is insulting your intelligence. However, that doesnt mean our ballooning debt is acceptable. The time will come when the U.S is forced to look itself in the mirror and make some serious changes to remain a viable state. If things continue as they are, the moment will come when our generation is faced with challenges that are So start the process now. As young voters, we have seen the debt skyrocket in our lifetimes, and it is our chance to make this transition. So let us continue to pave a path that will improve the standing of our economy for generations to come. Let us not sit back and allow the debt to rise without limit; let us ask for the media, the people and the politicians to think with us to make our futures a priority. This is a call to thoughtful action, a chance to amplify our voices. Call your representative. Write to your president. Sign the petition for The Can Kicks Back campaign, which seeks to highlight these concerns on Capitol Hill 2013. Force those who dug us into this $16 trillion hole to lay the foundations for a way out. The legacy of our generation should involve lifting keep the nations head above the rising tide of irresponsible spending. We deserve better than that. Were capable of better than that. Its time for the can to kick back. Christian Chung and Nick Troiano are columnists for The Hoya at Georgetown University.National debt looms for next generationColumnChristian Chung & Nick TroianoUWire F Mitt Romneys loss to President Barack Obama put the Republican Party at a crossroads on a national scale. During the 2012 campaign, the While Romney attempted to keep the focus on the economy and jobs, the prevalence of controversial social issues on the national scene exposed weakness in his campaign and in the vision of the party. Attacks by both sides demonized the opposition, makAmerica following a presidential campaign. The lack of a unifying message from Republicans made it relatively easy and effective for President Obamas camin business and portraying him as out of touch with the majority of Americans. Romney is criticized in a similar way because he allowed others to portray the president as an out-of-touch socialist who is not of American descent. We need only to look to Florida for a prime focus of a directly contradicted Romneys main argument that the economy has stagnated at best and that a new direction is required. These contrasting arguments only undermined Refusing to adjust to a new American electorate, Romneys nomination appealed to a version of America that norities. Despite being a decent candidate, enthusiasm for his candidacy never took off. The majority of voters seemed to vote either for or against President Obama; people who were against him settled for Romney. The Obama campaign thrived in this regard and ran a highly effective campaign that looked to Americas future. To be highly effective going forward, and appeal to a wider range of voters. to present a winning strategy in 2012. The party relied on past strategies that, unfortunately for Republicans, do not apply anymore. Party leaders should cede their statuses to a younger generation that is more in touch with the issues of the day. This process starts now. Despite being viewed as the main culprits for arguably the most unproductive Congress in American history, Republicans can start a new chapter rebranding their image by working with the president and compromising with him. This option can no longer be taboo and is absolutely necessary for the country to avoid reaching and to overAs we grow up, we come to understand the thrill of winning. There is no greater feeling than competing, winning and hoisting the trophy after victory. With respect to our party politics, we must overcome this sensation. and fall off it, leaving the majority of the American public The state of affairs is no longer sustainable. We will be victorious only if we are willing to hoist the trophy together. Compromise is key, and for our issues to be resolved, we must have two strong political parties open to selfevaluation and are willing to provide an outstretched arm Matthew Schnur is an economics freshman at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays.Cross party lines, work together for a common goalColumn Matthew Schnuropinions@alligator.org

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Villamil said that as a member of the Board of Trustees, he was a part of the decision to increase UF tuition by 9 percent instead of the 15 percent other universities adopted. We are getting a bargain unlike any other, he said. Other initiatives SG accomplished include a Mobile Deal Launch. Students can text UF to 96714 to He said it cost nothing: Marlimar, an interactive mobile strategies company, does all the work by getting in contact with the companies for discounts. After the meeting, Jenna Goldman, the new president of the Students Party, said she is disappointed with Villamils address. Villamil focused more on logos and the rebranding of SG cabinets than on recognizing the progress it made in the past year, she said. Goldman also said he didnt mention bipartisanship, and he misled students about the SG budget, which Villamil said is about $5 million. During his speech, Villamil said he wanted to clear up ideas about the misconceptions about the SG budget. SG is in charge of managing the money collected from students activity and service fees. When the funds are collected, they total about $18 million, according to the SG website. SG gets about $5 million of it and allocates the rest to the Reitz Union and the Department of Recreational Sports. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org 8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffUF Student Body President Tj Villamil gives the State of the Campus address Tuesday night in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Vonecia Carswell / AlligatorMake Me UpAllison Dale, 20, applies makeup to Dani Russell, 19, Tuesday on Turlington Plaza. The Student Animal Alliance will give free makeovers to students using cosmetics that are not tested on animals until Friday. ROSA LLAMOAlligator Contributing WriterAlex Plattner is 22 years old, and he saved a life. The UF mathematics and biochemistry senior donated his bone marrow to a 52-year-old stranger who suffered from myelodysplastic syndrome, or preleukemia, which can weaken the immune system and lower blood cell counts. Its very rare to have the chance to directly save someones life like that, Plattner said. Its just a special bond that you create when you do something like this. Plattner is a shift leader in the third annual SWAB2SAVE Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive run by Shands at UFs Footprints Buddy and Support Program. The drive was from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m on the Plaza of the Americas, the Reitz Union Colonnade and at Shands Atrium on Tuesday and continues today. Its part of a greater effort by the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation to add bone mar row donors to an international registry. This year, Footprints plans to match last years registrations, which totaled about 1,000 registrations on UFs campus, said Angelique Boutzoukas, a 20-year-old interdisciplinary studies junior for basic biological and medical sciences and coordinator for the drive. Throughout the last three years, drives at UF have added more than 2,600 potential donors to the registry, and of those, 19 have matched people suffering from a variety of blood cancers. The chance of being a match is 1 in 1,000, which is how the numerical goal of the drive is determined, Boutzoukas said. Volunteers for the drive, about 150 of whom come from a variety of UF organizations, perform a mouth swab test on potential donors to collect their DNA, she said. They send those swabs to be tested in laboratories, and matches are contacted for further testing to ensure the donor is a perfect match. Boutzoukas said people often have misconceptions about the donation procedure. Its a lot easier to save someones life than you might think, Boutzoukas said. For Dana Marra, a 23-yearold English junior and potential donor who signed up Tuesday, the opportunity to help others overcomes her fear of the procedure. I am afraid to do it, she said, but the people who need it are probably more afraid than I am.Third annual bone marrow drive is today THE TASK FORCE MET TUESDAY. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterA state task force will make recommendations this week for a controversial self-defense law, which became the center of a na17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The panel may call for a change in Floridas Stand Your Ground law, which gives people the right to use deadly force in self-defense if they are attacked in a public place or their homes. The group, created by Gov. Rick Scott and headed by Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, met Tuesday in Pensacola to hear statements from the public and suggestions for the state. Some, including the UF Levin College of Laws Criminal Justice Center, feel the task force has been too hasty with its decisions. The Criminal Justice Center wanted the task force to study the data longer, said Michelle Jacobs, a UF law professor. They wanted them to do a more indepth study so we could really understand what the numbers are saying. Jacobs said some of the data the panel reviewed isnt a clear representation of what is happening across the state. For example, she said, different words are used by different police departments to convey the same meaning. For the past several months, the task force has heard from experts in investigations, prosecution, legal defense, neighborhood watch, private security, data analysis and civil rights. The group has also heard public comments. ommendations will be released later this week, Jacobs said she doubts the task force will advise the state to make any serious changes to the Stand Your Ground law. I would be shocked if something dramatic came out of it, Jacobs said. But you never know. This has been a surprising year. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@ alligator.org.State task force addresses self-defenseMobile Deal Launch gives food discounts Ca AMPUsS, from page 1 Its very rare to have the chance to directly save someones life like that. Its just a special bond that you create when you do something like this.Alex Plattnerbone marrow donor The Criminal Justice Center wanted the task force to study the data longer.Michelle JacobsUF law professor

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UFs Off Campus Life provides resources, services, support and education for the 39,000 UF students living off campus. OCL aims to provide programs and services that will prepare you to be a great Gator neighbor here in Gainesville or wherever the road may take you. Off Campus Life, which is part of UFs Division of Student Affairs, has been providing support services and resources to UF students living off campus since 2004. OCLs support services and resources include: Free Online Housing Locator Service: Students can find off-campus housing, subleases, roommates, and information like rent, room size, location, etc. at this free online site. Go to http://housing.offcampus.ufl. edu to use this resource. Gator Guide to Off Campus Life: A free publication that provides tips and resources for finding the right apartment, budgeting money, being safe, keeping your electric costs low, getting around the city and much more. To get a copy of the Gator Guide, visit OCLs office at 311 Peabody Hall or visit our website at www. offcampus.ufl.edu. Monthly Newsletter: OCL sends a monthly electronic newsletter to all off-campus students. Topics include safety information, monthly specific resources and opportunities, fun stuff and much more. If you would like to receive the OCL newsletter, visit the OCL website www.offcampus.ufl.edu and click on the newsletter link or sign up on OCLs Facebook page www.facebook.com/UFOffCampusLife. Community Advocates student organization: The purpose of Community Advocates is to create a connection between University of Florida students, both on campus and in the Gainesville community. The CAs host events such as a Roommate Mixer (a social event where you can meet other people looking for roommates), Puppy Palooza (learning the basics on being a pet owner in Gainesville), and Green Your $pace (which provides sustainability tips), to help make your off campus experience the best possible. Community Advocates is sponsored by OCL. To learn more about CAs or to become a member visit the CA website www.offcampus.ufl.edu/community_advocates. Discover Gainesville: Off Campus Lifes newest event series, Discover Gainesville allows you to visit local hotspots. Spring events include a tour of Devils Millhopper State Park and an Alvin Ailey dance company performance at the Phillips Center. To learn more about Discover Gainesville, follow this event on Facebook www. facebook.com/UFOffCampusLife or through the OCL website www.offcampus.ufl.edu/events. Learn More: Visit our website www. offcampus.ufl.edu for information about Off Campus Life resources and services. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at UF Off Campus Life for daily updates and reminders of OCL events, tips and fun things going on in the community. Student Living GuideGRU: 176.89 4 44.22Paper towels?rent is due next weekDish soap?Whose turn is it to take out the trash? Im coming home late, DONT LOCK ME OUT!! GETTING STARTED SAFETY TIPS Information reprinted with permission from UF's Off Campus LifeGainesville has an abundance of off campus housing options including apartments, condos, houses and rooms for rent, so take your time and be sure to visit several properties in person and shop around before signing a lease. We recommend you follow these tips below for finding the right place off campus: Use the Off Campus Housing Locator Service at http://housing.offcampus.ufl.edu. Know your budget and choose a property that allows you to live within your means. Create a priority list. What do you care about most in a living space? Room size, rent, type of lease, type of community (large undergrad population, graduate students, local residents, etc.), location, proximity to campus or bus routeall these things are factors to consider in choosing a place to live. Write out a list of ideal characteristics you want in your future living space and keep these criteria in mind when selecting a location. Choose a well-suited roommate or choose to live alone. Know what kind of person would best compliment your personality and choose accordingly. Drive around and visit the place and neighborhood you are looking to live in. Take a tour of the complexes or houses that interest you, ask questions, and get to know the complex management or rental house landlord. Ask your friends for advice on where to live. Which properties worked well for them? Which did not? Visit the Gainesville Police Department website www.gainesvillepd. org and click on the Crime Reports link to view crime statistics before signing a lease. Enter the address youre interested in and all reported crime incidents will appear on an interactive map. Go back to the property at night and make some observations. Is it well lit? Do you see the security guard that management promised? Is the security gate working? Is it quiet enough to study and sleep? How close is the bus stop or parking spot to the complex or house, etc.? Once youve narrowed down your search, make an appointment with UFs Student Legal Services by going to their website www.studentlegalservices. ufl.edu and completing the Client Intake Form. SLS can help you in reviewing the lease BEFORE you sign it. This is a great way to know what your legal responsibilities will be under that lease. Gainesville is a GREAT place to rent and live so have fun with your search.WHAT IS OFF CAMPUS LIFE? Both personal and property safety is important as you search for off-campus housing. Before signing a lease, Off Campus Life recommends you check the crime stats of an area. A free service called Crime Reports is available on the Gainesville Police Departments website. Crime Reports allows you to see all reported crime in a certain area. Go to www.gainesvillepd.org, click Crime Reports on the right-hand side, and enter the address of interest to see local incident data. The following five tips are important to use when looking at safety during your apartment search: 1. Go back to the complex at night. How do you feel? Is the place well lit and populated, or dark and isolated? 2. Does the property have working security gates and/or guards? 3. Check for deadbolts on the outside door, locks for individual doors, alarm systems, etc. and ask lots of questions about the security. Is there an extra charge for a security system? 4. Has there been crime in the area recently? What actions have been done to prevent crime from happening? 5. Dont forget about purchasing Renters Insurance to protect you and your stuff from the unexpected.SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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10, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 Information reprinted with permission from UF's Off Campus LifeLEASES RENTER'S INSURANCELEASE CLAUSES TO LOOK FOR LEASE CLAUSES TO AVOID BEFORE YOU SIGN Joint Lease:Individual Lease: Information reprinted with permission from UF's Off Campus LifeSPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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Having a roommate is a great way to divide the cost of living off campus. However if you dont find the right person to live with, living off campus could be challenging. Below are some tips that will help those who are thinking about living with a roommate. Communication is key. Talk about your budget for housing, expectations for safety, expectations for guests and what your housing needs are before you even begin your search. Being on the same page as your roommates will make your co-habitation experience much better and reduce the possibility of conflict. Start with a friend or sibling. These are often good options for roommates since you already know them. Before moving in, come to an agreement about who will get which bedroom and bathroom along with which cabinets/ storage space each person can use. Discuss how payment of rent and bills will take place. Is each person responsible for his or her own bills or will someone be in charge of collecting payment from each roommate? Dont have someone you want to live with? Some apartment complexes offer Roommate Matching or Roommate Placement. Roommate Matching: You fill out a survey and management attempts to match you with like-minded roommates based on the form. Roommate Placement: Apartment management places you in any open space they have available. Make sure you can change apartments if management places you with roommates you are not compatible with. Off Campus Lifes Housing Locator http://housing.offcampus.ufl.edu has a NEW roommate finder feature where you can search for roommates.WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE 13You cant find the right place to live until you know how much you are able to spend. Here are some budget questions you should think about while touring a property: What is the cost of monthly rent? Whats included in that rent? Utilities, gas, water, cable, Internet? Whats not included in rent? What is the average monthly cost for gas, electric, water and garbage disposal? If management doesnt know, contact GRU at www.gru. com and they can provide average costs of utilities from the previous year. Want to have a pet? Factor in the deposit and monthly cost for food, medical and grooming care. Dont forget the insurance. Before you sign your lease, call your insurance company and see how much it will cost monthly to insure your apartment or house. Are you going to need fuel for your vehicle or are you going to use the bus? Factor in transportation/car maintenance costs to your budget. How much will you spend monthly on groceries or on a meal plan? Have some fun! Dont spend so much on rent that you dont have money for leisure time. What do you spend on clothing, shoes and accessories? How much money can you save every month? Its really good to save some money every month to cover unexpected emergency expenses. Even $20 a month saved is good. Every little bit counts. To help you with your budget, OCL has a budget spreadsheet in the Gator Guide to Off Campus Life (page 5) and online at www. offcampus.ufl.edu/gator_guide. Your living environment plays a major role in your overall happiness level and wellbeing. Know what you want to get out of your living space and choose your location and roommate(s) accordingly. Now that you call Gainesville home, let Off Campus Life help you get the most out of your off-campus experience. BUDGETS ROOMMATESHOW DO I FIND AN APARTMENT? Check with the office of Off-Campus Life at (352) 392-1207 or their website at http://www.offcampus.ufl.edu for assistance. Rental opportunities may also be found in the classified sections of The Gainesville Sun, The Independent Florida Alligator, and bulletin boards around campus. UF Students (full-time) Student Legal Services 368 J Wayne Reitz Union Gainesvile, Fl 32611-8505 352-392-5297 All others: Florida Bar Referral Service Tallahassee, FL 800 342 8011 Nora Kilroy Off-Campus Life 202 Peabody Hall PO Box 11407 Gainesville, FL 32611 352 392 1207 Complaints: Security Deposits Sanitation Department of Business Regulation Division of Hotel and Restaurants 7960 Arlington Expressway Jacksonville, FL 32211 904 727 5540 Complaints, all others: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 407 S Calhoun St Tallahassee, FL 32299 850 488 3022 Complaints: Repairs City of Gainesville Codes Enforcement 200 E University Ave PO Box 490 Gainesville, FL 32609 352 334 5030Alachua County Codes Enforcement 352 374 5244 Legal Assistance Off-Campus Housing Information State Assistance Local Assistance Information reprinted with permission from UF's Student Legal Services Information reprinted with permission from UF's Off Campus LifeSPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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When you take occupancy of the apartment, complete a thorough written inventory of the apartments condition and have the landlord or an impartial witness sign the inventory. Make sure you keep a copy of the inventory. This helps protect you from the landlord claiming you caused pre-existing damage. When you move out, clean the apartment completely and thoroughly. Some landlords provide a checklist outlining the cleaning they expect you to do. Keep all your receipts for cleaning supplies and professional carpet cleaning as evidence. Before you leave, ask the landlord to inspect the apartment with you. Complete a move-out checklist and make sure the landlord signs and dates it. Use an impartial witness if the landlord is not available or refuses your request. Move-in and move-out photographs or videotape are strongly recommended in case there is a dispute. PAY RENT! other lease terms. and regulations. and health codes. zoning restrictions. clean and sanitary. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE 15 WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE I SIGN A LEASE?PROTECT YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT WHAT ARE MY DUTIES AS A TENANT? Information reprinted with permission from UF's Student Legal ServicesDO:derstand it. torney prior to signing it. ability means, a term included or implied in nearly all leases. tachments or addendums to the lease, and put everything with your personal records. ments written into the lease and signed by the landlord. pets. when renting a house or duplex. DONT: roommates unless all roommates are willlease or a parental guarantee agreeing to be responsible for rent, if possible. See if the landlord will accept an additional security deposit instead. newal clause. lord unlimited access to the apartment without notice or consent. model apartment. neighborhood at various times during the day, at night and on weekends. negotiated with the landlord are in writing.SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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16, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012What Can Happen If I Dont Pay Rent? Failure to pay rent is the quickest way to be evicted! The landlord will serve a notice demanding payment of rent or possession of the apartment. If you fail to comply with the demand within three days, excluding weekends and holidays, eviction proceedings may be started. Neither surrender of the apartment or eviction ends your liability for rent! You should contact an attorney immediately upon receipt of a three-day notice. What Exactly Is An Eviction? An eviction is the formal end to your right to occupy the apartment. It does not end your duty to pay rent. An eviction starts with a Summons. You must file an Answer within 5 days. Contact an attorney immediately. If the court rules against you, a judgment for possession of the apartment, unpaid rent, late fees, interest, court costs and attorneys fees will be entered for the landlord. The sheriff will post a notice at the apartment that requires you to vacate within 24 hours. If you do not vacate within 24 hours, the sheriff will remove you and your personal property from the apartment. Can I Be Evicted For Any Other Reason? Yes! Your lease can be terminated if you violate any lease terms, rules and regulations, or the Act. If your lease is terminated and you do not vacate the apartment, the landlord may file for your eviction immediately. Termination begins with a 7-day notice. Your options depend on whether the violations are classified as curable or noncurable. If you receive either type of notice, you should contact an attorney. Neither termination of your lease, nor your eviction from the apartment ends your liability for rent! Curable Violations: You will be given seven days to correct a curable violation. Curable violations include unauthorized pets, guests, parking, or the failure to keep the apartment clean and sanitary. If you repeat the violation within 12 months, you will not be given another chance. Noncurable Violations: The landlord may terminate your lease with a 7-day notice without giving you a chance to correct a noncurable violation. Noncurable violations include deliberate destruction or misuse of the landlords property or a continued, unreasonable disturbance. Can I Be Evicted If I Pay My Rent and My Roommates Dont? Usually. Most leases provide that the tenants are jointly and severally liable for the entire rent. This means the landlord can evict you unless the full rent is paid. It is possible for you to sue your roommates in small claims court to collect their share of the rent and utilities. A written roommate agreement will be helpful in proving your case in court. Given the difficulty of collecting money on a judgment quickly, the best thing you can do is obtain new roommates. So What If I Get Sued? I Have No Money! Any judgment for money damages is enforceable for at least 20 years and earns interest. A judgment may be enforced by seizing your wages, bank accounts, or your personal property. A judgment will also adversely affect your credit rating.Information reprinted with permission from UF's Student Legal ServicesGETTING EVICTED GETTING ALONG What Can I Do About Noisy Neighbors? Try to reason with the neighbor to reach an acceptable compromise. Thin walls and conflicting schedules make some amount of noise disturbance an unavoidable reality of apartment living. Ask the landlord for assistance. If the landlord refuses to correct the problem, you may be able to break your lease. Because the law in this area is so poorly developed, legal representation is a necessity. In extreme cases, call the police and report the matter. Unfortunately, this can lead to revenge and reprisals. I Cant Stand My Roommate. What Can I Do? Discuss the matter with your roommate immediately. Dont ignore the problem with the hope that it will go away. A little give and take may result in a livable compromise. Under the Act, your landlord is not responsible for most roommate disputes. If your roommate is violating the lease, you should consult an attorney. My Landlord Refuses to Make Repairs, What Can I Do? You MAY be able either to withhold your rent or terminate your lease if the problem constitutes a material breach of the lease or the Act. You must follow the exact requirements of the Act. You must give the landlord a written notice demanding the repairs be made in seven days. The notice must indicate an intent to terminate the lease or withhold rent if the repairs are not made. This is a complicated process and the legal consequences are very serious. Do not attempt to terminate your lease or withhold rent without first obtaining legal advice. Can I Deduct Repair Costs From My Rent? No. The Act does not authorize you to make repairs or to recover the cost of such repairs. In fact, most apartment leases prohibit repairs by tenants. When the landlord refuses to make repairs, the Act gives you a qualified right to terminate the lease or withhold rent. As previously indicated, you should consult an attorney before attempting to terminate the lease or withhold rent. Can I use My Security Deposit for the Last Months Rent?No. Landlords can legally evict you for non-payment of rent even when your security deposit is equal to your last months rent. The purpose of the security deposit is to protect the landlord against damages to the apartment. Does the Law Require Interest Payments on Security Deposits? Landlords must hold security deposits in one of three methods. Two methods of holding the deposits require interest to be paid. The method which does not require interest payment is the one most landlords use. The landlord is required to inform you in writing how your deposit is being held, where it is held, and whether you will receive interest. What Can I Do If My Landlord Doesnt Return My Deposit? A landlord shall have 15 days after termination of the lease to return the security deposit together with interest if otherwise required, if he or she does not intend to impose a claim on the security deposit. If the landlord intends to impose a claim in the security deposit, he or she shall have 30 days to give the tenant written notice by certified mail, stating how much is going to be deducted and why. You must object to the deduction in writing within 15 days from the date you receive the notice, or the landlord will be authorized to deduct his or her claim from your security deposit. If the landlord fails to give the required notice within the 30-day period, he or she forfeits the right to impose a claim upon the security deposit. 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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE 17 Information reprinted with permission from UF's Student Legal ServicesHOW SOON MUST I RENEW MY LEASE? No. Unless there is an emergency or you have abandoned your apartment, the landlord must provide reasonable notice and obtain your consent prior to entering your apartment. You cannot unreasonably withhold consent. If the landlord persists in entering without notice or consent, contact an attorney.CAN MY LANDLORD ENTER MY APARTMENT WITHOUT NOTICE? There is no time period established by the Act. You should not sign a lease that provides for automatic renewals or requires you to give the landlord a notice of nonrenewal. If you do sign such a lease, you must strictly comply with the notice requirements imposed by the lease. There are some limits to the enforceability of these clauses. Contact an attorney if you have any questions. If the lease does not specify otherwise, renewals are a matter of general contract law. The landlord cannot force you to renew prior to the end of your lease. However, if you do not renew by the landlords deadline, the landlord may rent your apartment to someone else. SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 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 apt. Fully furnished incl utils, W/D, DW, high ceilings, Sleep late only 5 blocks to Campus, Great Parking, 1st or 2nd Floor units Mitchell Realty 352-374-8579 11-30-12-85-1The CourtyardsSteps to University of Florida. All inclusive dormitory-style 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 www.courtyardsgainesville.com 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 11-30-12-64-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700. Please call Martine 352682-9126. yttek@hotmail.com 11-16-12102-2LAKEWOOD 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 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 12-5-12-35-2 NEAR UF. 1BR/1BA apt.1103 NW 4th St. Pets ok. $500/mo + $300 sec. Call 352-332-8481 or 352-359-1644 11-27-12-20-2 STEPS TO CAMPUS 511 NW 15th St. Spacious rooms for students. $395/mo includes utilities, kitchen & parking. Call for info Bristol Park Realty 352367-2669 12-5-12-31-2 1 or 2 BR,$500-$650, close to UF campus or downtown, busline to Santa Fe College; greenspace; trees; privacy; prefer calm, quiet, mature or serious students; cats ok. 1824 NW 10th St; 1807 NW 10 St. 352 284 3873; 352 376 0080; postj@bellsouth.net 1-7-1228-2 $99.00 Deposit with No Rent for November. We have 2/2,3/2, and 4/2 available. Hidden Oaks, A Manufactured Home Community A great place to call home. Call 352-331-4400 for more information. 11-28-12-19-2 Rooms available. 4bd/4bth. ready now.$250 per month plus util. near UF on bus route. pool,gym,sports.Call 561-441-0700 11-1912-10-2 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 12-5-12-19-2 2/2 QUIET townhome at The Gables, gated, security, garage, patio, w/d,cable, clubhouse workout room, pool, sauna, tennis, bb. Close to UF, Shands. 12 mo lease. $1050. by owner 321-698-7579. 12-5-12-16-2 HOUSE Large 3BR/3BA, carport, fenced yard. Walk/bike to campus, 3 bus routes. Available immediately. 105 NW 30th St. $1700/mo. Call 209-683-7733 11-15-125-2 ARLINGTON SQUARE SPECIAL 1BR/1BA avail Dec 2012 Apr 2013. $685/ mo. (December is FREE) Includes reserved covered parking. Call Kent 386-688-7746. Less than 5 min to campus. 320 SE 3rd St. 11-14-12-3-2 2bd/1 3/4 bath in quiet location near UF Nestled in the SW part of Gainesville close to Shands, Butler Plaza and the UF, these 2 bdrms have everything you need to make living enjoyable 791 sq, ft. Bedrooms located on opposite ends Master bdrm has its own full bath Large walk-in-closet in master bdrm Vaulted Ceilings Skylights Mirrored LR wall Full size washer / dryer Dishwasher Ceiling Fans in LR and bdrms Security System Dine-in bar Fridge with dice maker Disposal Rent is $725 per month and deposit is equal to $400 NO leasing or reservation fees ($35 app fee does apply) 1 unit available after 1/1/13 and 1 after 2/1/13 Please call 360-319-6518 for more information and to schedule a viewing Magnolia Manor located at 4014 SW 26th Drive a great place to call HOME 11-1912-4-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. Looking for a new roommate and move closer to UF campus? Now subleasing an apartment on sorority row (Taylor Square) Rent is 650 plus utilities. Shoot gun apartment style Have your own room and bathroom Full walk in closet Washer and Dry Free internet Full kitchen It will be you and another male roommate Lease is through Aug of this summer (2013) Move in will be around January but final date will be worked out if interested If interested or want to view apartment beforehand call John 3057971294 11-16-16-3 LOOKING FOR A FEMALE STUDENT: Subleasing my 1/1 in a 4/4 apartment at Gainesville Place from January-August 2013. Rent is $399/month with all utilities included, free Wi-Fi, and three awesome female roommates! Four RTS bus routes stop in front of our apartment every 10 minutes. Contact: 407-744-4439/nadine.korioth@gmail.com 11-15-3-3 Roommate for 4-person apartment. Furnished plus shared bath, utilities, and internet. Pool, walking trails, gym. <1 mile from campus, Shands, and downtown. Perfect for students! $510/month. 407-416-3117 1-2833-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Vet student seeks female roommate for 3bd/2ba house 3 miles from UF; quiet neighborhood, fenced backyard, W/D, small pets OK. $400/month plus utilities and cable. Email sbush22@ufl.edu for more info 1114-5-4 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 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 publication 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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20, ALLIGATOR BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-5-12-71-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-5-12-71-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-5-7-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 12-5-7-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-5-7-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 12-5-7-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-5-7-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-5-7-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-5-12-71-6 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 125-12-71-10GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 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 KILN Paragon, electric 220V, Model A88B, 18" diameter, 24" deep, w/ kiln sitter & shelves. Stainless steel jacket w/ stand. $300. Reply w/ ph# to ciebud@gmail.com 11-14-2-10 WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 1-7-1172-11 1-7-11-72-11 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 1-7-11-72-11 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 1-7-11-72-11 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 1-7-11-72-11 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 1-711-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 1-7-11-72-11 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 1-772-11 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 1-7-11-72-12 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 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Brandy 352-771-6191 11-26-11-21-12 Get a great car for $2,495 obo! 1998 Cutlass GLS Oldsmobile 29 mpg highway 3.1L V6, silver 0-60 in 8.5 sec, 116k miles, a/c Call/text 919-672-5856 for info 11-14-123-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 12-5-71-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 1-7-72-13 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 need of donations for their holiday meals, such as turkeys, boxed stuffing and canned vegetables. 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 11-16-12-72-13

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ALLIGATOR 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 124-12-61-13CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 11-26-11-21-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 1-7-72-14 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 1-7-72-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 4148 NW 13th St. 372-1226 sandysresale.com 1-7-11-71-14 STUDENT WORK GREAT PAY$14.50 base/appt -FT/PT openings Customer sales/service all ages 17+ CALL NOW 352-505-9105 1-7-11-71-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 1-711-70-14 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 11-14-4114 DOMINOS HIRINGdelivery drivers & assistant managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com 1-7-11-45-14 SANDYS SAVVY CHIC RESALE BOUTIQUE Now hiring! Great working environment. PT/ FT positions. Starting @ $8./hr. Opportunity to move up to buyer/asst mgr. Apply in person 4148 NW 13th St, 352-372-1226 11-19-12-20-14 Now Hiring Campus Sales Reps Make $250-$500 weekly as official spokesperson Free Training. Contact 1-877-363-7424 Leave Message. www.WorkWithSampson.com 11-20-12-20-14 STAY IN GAINESVILLE Full time career positions available ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CUSTOMER SERVICE PERSONAL COUNSELORS AVIATION SALES CONSULTANT SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS NETWORK ASSISTANT Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment 12-5-12-27-14 HIRING EXPERIENCED HOSTS/HOSTESSES & SERVERS Must be able to count back change & multitask. Apply in person LaFiesta, 9513 NW 39th Ave between 2pm & 5pm. 11-14-1210-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT for real estate office. Hours 9-5 Mon, Wed, Fri each week. Tasks include taking rent payments, answering phone, filing, writing letters. Min 1-yr commitment expected. Starting pay $8.00/hr. Good PT job for student. Please send resume and cover ltr to rabell@atlantic.net No phone calls please. 12-5-12-30-14 Camp Mataponi, in Maine, is hiring summer staff for 2013. We are starting early at UF because it is the best school for getting great counselors. 8 week position. Apply online www.campmataponi.com or call 561-7483684 11-16-12-10-14 Fast, accurate typists needed for audio transcription. Create your own schedule M-F, 7am to midnight. Production based pay, $7.67 to over $12. Walking distance to campus. Ideal for PT and Students! Requires 65+ wpm typing speed, a minimum of 16 hours per week, and English as a first language. Apply online: www.sbsgrp.com 11-26-1210-14 Opus CoffeeWe are searching for fun and active students to work 12 to 30 hours per week at a fastpaced coffee bar. Starting pay is $7.75/hour + tips. Applications downloaded at opuscoffee.com. Click on the Employment link. 1116-7-14 Part Time (20-30 hrs) Assistant.Duties: office work & occasional errands. Requirements:extremely organized, pay close attention to detail, know Microsoft Office. Resumes to diana.p.assistant@gmail.com. 11-27-12-10-14 BABYSITTER for 8 & 10 yr old. Must be available Mon and Wed afternoons from 12:30pm until ~6:30/7pm. Possibly w availability on Tues afternoon, but not necessary. Reliable transportation & homework help required. Must provide resume, photo & 3 references. Start 1/7/13, pay $10/hr. Forward responses to: mamavaw@gmail.com 11-27-7-14 IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 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 GATORS! UNIVERSITYLAUNDRY.BIZ YOU study and enjoy college. Let US wash your clothes, comforters, sleeping bags. We are UF Business Alumni. Wish we were YOU! 11-30-30-15 Horse boarding, $375/mo. From GV/UF 10 minutes. Dressage, stadium, x-country, daytime stall, nighttime turnout. Rider housing available. Barn Family Program to mitigate board and rent. Lessons, schooling opportunities. For further information, contact Dibbie at Gator Slide Farm, 352-466-3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com. Visitors always welcome. 1-31-12-51-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 12-15-71-16 CPR BLS ACLS COURSES Best rates in town.American Heart Assoc. Certs issued on site.We work with your schedule.One on one or groups.Training Gators for over 15yrs!!Call today(352)494-4217 or (800)319-5708 1-712-23-16 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 Mary J: Happy Homecoming 2012 to my favorite Gator Gal! I can't wait to share a burger & brew (or two) at Copper Monkey with the love of my life! Love, John To The Girl With The Beautiful Blue Eyes and Little Blue Eyes: Beautiful Blue Eyes....32 years is a long time. It can be measured in years, parts of decades or eight presidential elections. The school has changed. Times have changed. My love for you always changes: It grows stronger with each year and each Homecoming. Same place since 1980 and I'm so happy to be here again with you, and with Little Blue Eyes. And Little Blue Eyes....A Gator in your 3rd year and accepted into the school of your choice at UF. Continue to strive for excellence at the best university in the country. You make us so proud! We love you! As I go through time, count the memories and think of the future, I am indeed, one very lucky person. ILY, Liarface 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. FOUND: KITTEN ON CAMPUS. Not feral. Very sweet/cuddly. Litterbox trained. We cannot keep it. Please call if you've lost it or if you would be willing to give it a good home. Call 561-262-9869. 11-14-3-25

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22, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 SOCCER ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Writer UF senior teaches teammates, elementary school studentsKing

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators in the NBAAfter notching 8 points and 3 rebounds in Washingtons loss on Tuesday, Brad Beal is averaging 12.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in 2012. says her weekly trips to teach elementary school students See story, page 22. Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff Florida forward Erik Murphy (33) guards Georgetown forward Nate Lubick during the NavyMarine Corps Classic on Friday aboard the USS Bataan in Jacksonville. FLORIDA FACES WISCONSIN TONIGHT AT 7 IN THE ODOME. KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Staff Writer Before the Gators began their season, they had already lost four players from their 16-man roster. As No. 10 Florida (1-0) prepares to take on No. 22 Wisconsin (1-0) tonight at 7 in the OConnell Center, the Gators may have to add another player to the list. On Tuesday, coach Billy Donovan said senior Erik Murphy missed Mondays practice and may sit out todays game due to an illness. He was throwing up [Monday], Donovan said. I dont know if its the much hell even be able to do [Tuesday]. The depth problems started early for Florida. Damontre Harris contribution to practice ended after the 6-foot-10 transfer from South Carolina suffered a labrum tear when a teammate fell on him during a preseason practice. Shortly after, sophomore Cody Larson left the team. Casey Prather was next, suffering his second concussion in nine days on Nov. 5. Prathers injury happened only four days before Floridas season opener against Georgetown. Then, on Thursday, Donovan suspended Scottie Wilbekin. Donovan hopes to have Murphy team against Wisconsin. Wisconsin is a big, strong, physical team, Donovan said. They dont make a lot of mistakes on the defentime. Theyre patient. Theyre deliberate. They get the kind of shots that they want. Theyre not afraid to go deep into ing game for us. After missing Mondays practice, Murphy is a step behind in preparing for Wisconsin. The forward missed the teams MonGators offensive or defensive plans for the Badgers before Tuesday afternoon. Hes got a lot hes got to catch up on, Donovan said. At least if he cant practice (Tuesday), being there to absorb it mentally would be just as important. Florida has already had to shift Boynton from shooting guard to point guard JOSH JURNOVOY Alligator Staff Writer Offensive coordinator Brent Pease coning crutches rather than a walking boot to move around on his sprained right ankle. Coach Will Muschamp said on Monday that Driskel is doubtful for this weekends ing the injury in Floridas 27-20 win against Louisiana on Saturday. It just kind of depends day-to-day with the training room, Pease said of Driskels chances of practicing this week. coby Brissett will start in his place. Pease said Brissetts strong work ethic despite not winning the starting job will serve him well. Hes been admirable about what hes done, Pease said. To have to make some plays, as opposed to just taking reps to end the game, it shows hes prepared. Pease expects Brissett to be more pumped up than usual. Hell have probably a little more juice in his step, Pease said. Hes probably going to be pretty excited. Run game: half of the season, Mike Gillislee carried the UF offense. In the latter half, he hasnt produced at the same rate. However, the Gators do not fault Gillislee for his statistical downturn. Driskel on crutches for ankle THE END OF GREGULATION When asked what he thought about Floridas lack of playmakers on Nov. 5, coach Will Muschamp was as close to honest as could ever be expected: It is what it is. Were where we are. Translation: We dont have any. No unit deserves all the blame for Floridas 118th-ranked passing offense, but the wide receivers are perhaps the biggest culprits. to poor decisions and inaccurate passes, and the offensive line has struggled to consistently build a pocket. Regardless, the wideouts need to be more productive. Quinton Dunbar is UFs leading wide receiver with 24 catches and 252 yards. That yardage total ties him for No. 402 in the NCAA with Rashad Lawrence of Northwestern, Cole Hubble of Texas San Antonio Collectively, the players listed at wide receiver on Floridas roster have 47 catches for 527 yards and six touchdowns. Combined, Dunbar, Frankie HamDebose, Latroy Pittman, Raphael Andrades and Solomon Patton have averaged 52.7 yards per game. If one player had that average, he would rank 15th in the Southeastern Conference and No. 125 nationally. To some extent, Floridas system is to blame. The Gators rank No. 117 in the NCAA in pass attempts, as coach Will Muschamp has taken a ground-and-pound approach. But even when the receivers get opportunities, they havent come through. UF pass Wideouts hurting bad offense SEE HOOPS, PAGE 24 SEE NOTES, PAGE 24 SEE GREG, PAGE 24Driskel Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca QuotableHes got some swelling on it. Its a little black and blue, I think. I shaved it this morning. ... No, I didnt. I really didnt. UF coach Will Muschamp on Jeff Driskels sprained ankle [Wisconsin doesnt] make a lot of mistakes on the defenkind of shots that they want. a challenging game for us.Billy DonovanUF coach

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and use Mike Rosario at shooting really had a great attitude just in Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org. 24, ALLIGATOR Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. GREgG, from page 23 HOOPS, from page 23Freshman could start for UFGillislees production slipping Kickin it: Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org. NOTES, from page 23 UF Fo otball