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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 71 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Freshman Arielle Gunderson is coping with the loss of her sister, Aubrae, who died after being hit by a car. Read the story on page 23.Venezuelan chef brings classic latin fare to Gainesville with her own twistCorner is on West University Avenue, pg. 10. 77 /56 Student Senate pass bill to create new humanities minorThe proposed minor is Asian American Studies, pg 11. Musicians will play for 24 hours for charity at local barRead the story online at alligator.org. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 17 CROSSWORD 19 SPORTS 21Benjamin S. Brasch / Alligator StaffAfternoon DelightAndres Ramirez, a 23-year-old RecSports employee and food science and nutrition alumnus, massages Jennifer Polexi, a 18-yearCRIME CHRIS ALCANTARA and JEWEL MIDELISAlligator Staff WritersUniversity Police is investigating a series of burglaries this week at the Keys Residential Complex. Police have not arrested anyone in connection to the incidents, and an investigation is ongoing, said UPD spokesman Maj. Brad Barber. Barber said. Jen Gresley, residence life coordinator for the Tolbert and Keys areas, sent an email to residents later that afternoon telling them about the incident. It seems that someone might be catching on that apartment doors are not always locked, she wrote. In the email, Gresley encouraged students to remind each other to keep their front doors locked. Unlike other residence halls on campus, Keys doesnt use electronic cards for the 419 residents to get into the buildings. Your doors open right out to the general public like many apartments complexes do, Gresley wrote. It is a responsibility that comes with living in these apartment-style locations.Keys burglaries, holiday safety tips MORE THAN 20,000 UF STUDENTS DEPEND OF FEDERAL AID. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff Writer Eric Brown is worried. The UF political science sophomore is one of more than 20,000 UF students who cial aid some of which they could lose in 2013 if the U.S. Congress fails to act on the I think its insane that people are being held hostage like this, Brown, 19, said. Everyones suffering. matic federal spending cuts and tax hikes engineered by Congress in an effort to force themselves to compromise on lowering the countrys debt. Since all attempts at working together have failed so far, Congress now has 26 days to reach a deal before the nation faces Fiscal cliff could impact student aid, researchSEE SAFETY, PAGE 8 SEE CLIFF, PAGE 8 12TH YEAR. KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterUF athletes will give Gainesville more than wins this holiday season. The University Athletic Association is collecting shoes and monetary donations from Gators sports teams to give to Alachua County elementary school students. The drive, called Gator Tracks, is in its 12th year, said Levi Leigh, UAA student athlete development coordinator. The UAA partnered with the Alachua County School Board to determine the schools most in-need and get the sizes of students, he said. Athletes donate, wrap and deliver the gifts to the children, he said. They wrapped the presents Monday and will deliver them to schools Thursday, Friday and next week. We really enjoy doing the drive, and our student athletes really walk away with something too, Leigh said. The kids get excited, said Kelley Kostamo, Alachua County Public Schools partnership specialist. It crosses something off their list of things that they might be worried about, she said, adding that eliminating that source of stress may translate to better performance in the classroom. Kostamo once measured the shoe size of a student who was wearing house slippers as shoes. Not every student is like that, she said, but the schools try to choose students who are especially in need. Summer Stephens, a 19-year-old biology sophomore and member of the womens swim team, witnessed the impact of Gator Tracks when she delivered shoes last year. A few boys who received Nike Jordan basketball shoes were especially enthusiastic. It was something that really touched me, she said. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator.org.UF athletes collect shoes to donate to children Everyones suffering.Eric Brownpolitical science sophomore

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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 71 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 FORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?Mindful Movie Screening: Thrive Thrive is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil from whats really going on in the world by following the money upstream, uncover ing the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, Thrive offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our futures. Approach the culmination of our series, leading up to the revelation of our mystery movie next time. The documentary screening is at 6 p.m. today in meeting Room A at the Alachua Library District Headquarters. UF Shakespeare in the Park Abridged Kids presents As You Like It The Abridged Kids performers of Shakespeare in the Park will perform a scene from William Shakespeares comedy As You Like It at 11:30 a.m. today on the Plaza of the Americas. For more information, check out the Facebook group UF Shakespeare in the Park. Trey McIntyre Project to perform at Phillips Center The dance company Trey McIntyre Project will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $20 ( $10 for UF students). Fresh off a tour arranged by the U.S. State Department that spanned Vietnam, China, South Korea and the Philippines, the Trey McIntyre Project brings, what The Washington Post calls, fresh and forward-thinking choreography to the Phillips Center. Included in the per formance will be the piece Leatherwing Bat, which The New York Times said beautifully straddles the line between the whimsical and the poignant. For more information, visit www.performingarts.ufl. edu. Sing For Life to perform at the Hippodrome To accompany a showing of A Late Quartet, the Hippodrome Cinema enlisted the vocal talents of Sing For Life, an initiative from UFs Center for Arts in Medicine that strives to improve the quality of life for Parkinsons patients through voice lessons. The group will perform after the films 5:30 p.m. screening today at the Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. For more details, visit www.thehipp.org/ cinema, or call 352-375-HIPP for movie tickets. A Taste of Europe Get copies of the award-winning A Taste of Europe cookbook through Dec. 12. Page through the spiral-bound Lessons and Carols Service Spend some time reveling in the beauty of traditional and nontraditional Christmas music offered by instrumentalists and adult, youth and childrens choirs interspersed with the heartwarming story of Jesus birth. Go to the United Church of Gainesvilles 21st annual service of Lessons and Carols from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call 352-378-3500 for more information. A capella holiday concert Gainesvilles two barber shop groups, the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus and the Gainesville Barbergators, will perform together for the first time Dec.15 with Holiday Harmonies. The shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. will feature the groups singing together and separately, along with quartets of singers. All the music is made with only human voices in four parts: tenor, lead, baritone and bass. The concert will be at the new Fine Arts Hall near Santa Fe College, Northwest 83rd Street and 39th Avenue. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Santa Fe College Scholarship Fund for Collegiate Veterans Society. For tickets, visit www. sfcollege.edu/finearts/music/, and look for the Santa Fe Collegiate Veterans present Holiday Harmonies entry. Gator Stompin Holiday Special As the holidays approach, what better gift can you think of than Gator Stompin tickets? The Gator Stompin holiday special is one ticket for $25 or two tickets for $45. This special runs through Dec. 31, so buy tickets today. Visit www. GatorStompin2013.eventbrite. com or GatorStompin.com for more information. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jglum@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. recipe book to see the 56 recipes from 32 countries along with cultural information about culinary customs. Each recipe is in English and the language of its country of origin. Youll see recipes for halushky, pilau, mazurek, shopska, karjalanpaisti and more. Go to the Center for European Studies office in Turlington Hall, Room 3324, to buy copies for $5 each. First Friday: Holiday Lights Decembers First Friday, Holiday Lights, is in downtown Gainesville from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Participating downtown shops and restaurants will have specials, music and activities. Donate a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the Toys for Tots drive and receive free raffle entry. Check out www.facebook. com/firstfridaygainesville for more information. Midnight Madness Alachua Have you ever wanted to stay up all night with your group of best friends while driving around doing a ridiculous scavenger hunt for fun and possibly for profit? You could win cash prizes as you explore Alachua County. If this sounds like fun, participate in Midnight Madness Alachuas fourth game Friday. If youre interested, visit www.bit. ly/MMAlachua, or see the Facebook page for registration information. Wildlife Walk on La Chua boardwalk Join Ranger Lathy on a wildlife walk along the La Chua boardwalk at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 4801 Camp Ranch Road, and learn more about the great diver sity of plants and animals there from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. This walk will be at an easy pace and passes by several sitting areas that overlook scenic vistas of the trail. The park admission fee is $2 a person. Contact the Visitor Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for reservations at 352-466-4100. Winter Plant Walk at Paynes Prairie State Park Join Botanist Paul Lyrene on a walk at Paynes Prairie, and learn more about the great diversity of plants found near Lake Wauburg, 100 Savannah Blvd. in Micanopy, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The program is free, but park admission fees apply. Contact the visitor center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for reservations at 352-466-4100.PARTLY CLOUDY 77/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/55 PARTLY CLOUDY 78/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/58 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/60 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAY

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4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffBirds of a FeatherAshlyn Slater, 3, makes a penguin out of recycled bottles at the Alachua County Headquarters Library Downtown on Tuesday afternoon. RACHEL KURLANDAlligator Contributing WriterIf you like it, put a ring on it. Many college students plan to do just that and get hitched by their mid-twenties. A recent national study published in The Journal of Social and Personal Relationships discovered that many college students intend to take the plunge into marriage by the time they are 25 years old. However, the study also found that a majority of parents think 25 is too young to get married. According to the study, the main reason parents hesitate to send their children down the aisle is the idea that they should Peter Sherrard, an associate professor in the Counselor Education Department, said there is no right age. I think it has more to do with why youre getting mar ried, he said. Sherrard said it is better if young people become stabilized in their careers and life choices before they settle down and have a good grounding about who they are as individuals. Marriage often stabilizes the people who are involved in marriage, he said. Some people are seeking that stability, and they want to gain that stability sooner rather than later. However, Sherrard said, the divorce rate is higher when you marry earlier in life. The aver age national divorce rate is a little more or less than 50 per cent, he said. Sherrard said ones family background also has an effect on young marriages. Each heritage is a little bit different in shaping how a mar riage is both chosen and unfolds, he said. Brittany Seamon, a 22-yearold family, youth and community sciences senior, said her parents wanted her to earn a college degree before she got married. Technically, she will. In August, Seamon became David Kline. She will graduate in May and in June will marry Kline, whom she dated for althe U.S. Coast Guard in Connecticut, which partially inmarried. Were kind of under a time crunch, she said.Study shows more college students are getting hitched RUNNERS WILL GET GLOW STICKS. CARINA SEAGRAVEAlligator Contributing Writer the Night 5K at 7 p.m. Friday at Pony Field, on the corner of Gale Road. Participants wearing bright clothing and glow sticks will run/ Shoes Inc., which collects shoes to send to people in need in Haiti, said CEO Caryn Barry. Registered runners and walkers will receive a glow party kit with glow sticks, glasses, bracelets and necklaces so they glow as they run through the blacklight-lit route. Race director and event coordinator Dan Phillips said more than 130 people have registered, but he expects between 400 and 500 to sign up. The race costs $20 for students and $25 for nonstudents who register early. All registration will be $30 the day of race, he said. The route will end with a party in a 20by 30-foot tent on Pony Field, he said. Ill be wearing neon for visibility and will be sporting my glow gear, Phillips said. The Florida Running Club will provide water bottles and the registration table staff for the race, said the organizations president, 24-year-old food science and human nutrition senior Mark Benjamin. The event is modeled after the Midnight Fun Run in April, put on by Healthy Gators and RecSports. In Florida, he said, its the only place you can have a night run in December and not have everyone be freezing.Runners light up the night for charity I think it has more to do with why youre getting married.Peter Sherrardassociate professor in the Counselor Education Department

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffSigned With LoveMiriam Elliott, 61, signs Christmas cards for death row inmates as part of the Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the Death Penalty on Tuesday night at the Hurley House. THE DRIVE IS FROM NOON TO 4 P.M. SATURDAY. DANIELLE BOYDAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville Open MRI wants you to raid your pantry for a bag of rice, can of tuna or box of macaroni and cheese to feed a hungry belly. The medical group will give back to the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be a car show, bounce house and pictures with Santa Claus. The event is free, but donations are welcome. Its Gainesvilles largest and best food bank, said Joe Colorio, manager of Gainesville Open MRI. We want to collect as much perishable food as possible. The staff of the medical facility wants to do something special with the public, Colorio said. The group will sponsor a family event while giving food to the less fortunate. Because Thanksgiving takes a toll on the food bank, Open MRI will help it prepare for the holiday season. The Gainesville Open MRI has been in business for more than 15 years. You see hunger for hope in people with need. Those who used to be donating to us are now the ones standing in our lines, said Marcia Conwell, executive director of the food bank. And our lines are not getting any smaller beConwell said she has worked with the food bank since 2004 and has fed people across North Florida in Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette and Levy counties. The food bank has helped North Central Florida since 1987, she said. This year, the food bank distributed more than 35,000 pounds of food, she said. In addition, from 2011 to 2012, it distributed about 4.8 million pounds. If we collected 8 million pounds of food, I would be able to send everyone away happy and full, she said. four children is food-deprived, and one they will eat tonight, Conwell said. Shands at UF, North Florida Regional Medical Center, Publix, Walmart and other companies often host food drives for the bank throughout the year, and the food bank is happy to have the support of Gainesville Open MRI. People have hope when you hand them food and they are hungry, she said. Gainesville medical group hosts food drive for charity

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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, DECEMBER 5, 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 352-376-4458.82 TOTAL VOTESTodays question: Are you glad school is over? 61% YES 39% NOTuesdays question: Are you mad that the new ice rink still isnt open?Stand and Deliver Goodbye for a couple of weeksWere here to serve you. The Alligator is the largest student-run newspaper in the United States, and we wont stop anytime soon. We do our best to fully represent the university and the City of Gainesville by covering news that is most important to the area. We were your source of information throughout the search for Christian Aguilar, and we will follow the subsequent trial of Pedro Bravo as closely as we can. Our paper is the place for journalism students to submit their stories and hope that the extra credit is enough to soften the between, or during, your classes each day. We dont want to say Youre welcome. Instead, wed like to say Thank you. Thank you to everyone who voted to save our racks, an initiative that meant very little to some in the Student Government world but meant very much to us. Thank you to everyone who submitted a guest column or a letter to the editor this semester, because it shows our readers just how diverse and unique our community is. Thank you to everyone who picked up our paper because of a cool photo featured on our front page, as our photography team works as diligently as our staff writers to inform and entertain you. Thank you to everyone in the UF and Gainesville community for continuing to be a vibrant culture that we are honored to cover every day. Thank you to everyone who, with a regained fervor, pored shook off that nasty breakup from years ago. Were here to serve you. Without your help or input, this paper would not succeed. If theres something we can improve upon, please tell us. If theres something we do that you like or appreciate, let us know that, too. Everyone does better with a little feedback every now and then. Our goal is to represent our city and university to the best of our abilities, but we cant do it without your help. Continue to submit your stories and work with our editors. Dont stop commenting on our articles, whether on our website or on our section Facebook pages. Write a column or a letter if you have something to get off your chest; its how we found out about the feral cat problem on campus. You are the bumpers on the bowling lane of newspaper production. You correct us when we do something wrong, but you also help us nail our targets. This is our last newspaper of the semester, and we couldnt have done it without you. high note. And remember, Trader Joes is going to open in just a couple of weeks, which is the best holiday treat of them all. Check our orange racks for new issues when the Spring semester starts. C It wasnt the classes that got me. Academics have always been my strong suit, and for the most through. along with them everywhere. Ive never been into football. I felt under-challenged in my classes. I couldnt get my new friends to come with me to punk rock shows, downtown art exhibits or most of the other things I liked to do. I started looking into transfer programs. My parents told me college would get better. So, I stuck it out. I chatted at frat parties with many friendly frat boys who didnt seem to care that I was a member of Gamma Delta Iota sorority. (In retrospect, a lot of them were probably too drunk to get the joke. But most of them were nice to me.) I went to tailgates, adorned myself with Gator gear and sang We Are the Boys from Old Florida with strangers at the end of the third quarter. I still love singing the song. I joined a couple of student organizations: Pride Student Union and Volaticus, the aerial dance club. I did all of these things with people I met on campus, my school with for a decade already. They were kind people with good hearts, and I keep in touch with a few of them. When I started working at the Alligator, my world opened up quite a bit. Two full years into my undergraduate career, I met people who were like me, both in personality and preferences. Im fond of saying that working here is one part summer camp, one part All the Presidents Men and one part Jameson Irish Whiskey. But more than allowing me to make friends with people who want to do the same things I want to do, the Alligator gave me a sense of purpose. Part of it is putting into practice what I learn in classes every day. Youre not always sure what to do with those lessons in, say, ethics, until you have to make an ethical decision that could affect the lives of the people you write about in the paper. (Im looking at you, Dr. Lewis. Thanks.) But the best thing about working for the Alligator, for me, is being part of something bigger than myself. For the past 16 weeks, I was at the helm of the largest student-run newspaper in the country. We print 30,000 copies of the Alligator every day, but publishing online has expanded our reach to readers around the world. Really. Ive received hate mail, love mail and threats of lawsuits from readers in Berkeley, Calif., London and Puerto Rico, respectively. It puts things in perspective for me. I went through a fairly traumatic breakup earlier this semester. Luckily, working upward of 40 hours a week running a newspaper didnt leave me a lot of extra time to wallow. Nothing takes your mind off your own suffering more than a missing UF student and a presidential election, especially when you know that literally tens of thousands of people expect you to follow through so they can read about it. I come to work every day loving what I do. Find something in college that makes you feel the same way, regardless if its related to your major or what anyone else thinks you should do. Working at this newspaper has made my college experience worthwhile. I hope you make whats left of your four years here worthwhile for you. Erin Jester is the editor of the Independent Florida Alligator.Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Erin JesterEditor-in-Chief

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Lets look back on the events of this nearly completed semester in a somewhat atypical manner. We begin in August, when the dreadful heat that dominated The Swamp had an impact so large that it still seems like people come up to me asking the seemingly most important question in the history of the world: Are you registered to vote in Alachua County? It seemed we couldnt go more than 10 minutes across campus without being bombarded with information from various political groups. Thats just one of the joys of the election season. It appears that actor Clint Eastwood suffered from the heat as well. At the Republican National Convention, he lectured to an invisible President Barack Obama in a chair. Fortunately for the esteemed actor, the presidents health care Obama visited campus. Ticket lines practically extended from the gates of the Stephen C. OConnell Center to Jacksonville and back. Remarkably, this led to many of us thinking Wait, dont all of these people have jobs? When October came, the Gators fought for Southeastern Conference domination. Sadly, the Louisiana State University Tigers claimed they lost to the Gators Oct. 6 because of the heat. Apparently, we didnt get the memo that the bayou of Baton Rouge was permanently transported to the Arctic tundra. dential debate. Now, Obama is waking up from his slumber while, in the meantime, many still insist that not all votes are counted. Where else would this occur but Florida? According to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar, the end of the world might soon approach. Scholars dispute this claim, but its possible, considering President Obama recently hosted former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the White House for lunch. If a good faith bipartisan gesture doesnt convince the apocalypse is near, what will? As the semester comes to a close, I wish holidays. Dont be scared of weather getting in the way. After all, its not as if the fate of theworld depends on it. Matthew Schnur is a UF economics freshman. His column appears on Wednesdays.Recapping a full semesterColumn Matthew Schnuropinions@alligator.org I refuse to be a Christian. I know how odd that may seem, especially coming from the guy whos been ranting about Jesus for a semester, but Im serious. Its bizarre, but Im comfortable leveling with you all. Somewhere between the Facebook ads that entice me to hook up with hot Christian singles and the least God-honoring celebrities in our culture boldly proclaiming to be Christians, I decided that it wasnt for me. The Christian majority doesnt resemble its spiritual namesake, and thats more than a minor problem for me. Its a deal breaker. I love Jesus, but I refuse to be a Christian, and I hope youll understand why. As an African American, Ive learned important lessons about labels. Growing up as an oreo, mostly because of the way I speak, I found that my label let others know who I was and how Id act way before they met me. As someone who follows Jesus, Im sure simply being labeled a Christian. For starters, I dont hate gay people, and I enjoy the relationships Ive cultivated with those who identify themselves as gay as much as I enjoy my interactions with Christians who have no problem sleeping around. The Bible says that both are in sin, and if you knew half of my story, youd understand why Im in no position to judge. How Christians became known solely for the sins that the Bible preaches against is beyond me, though. Thats certainly part of the equation, but Jesus early followers were known for far more than that. Jesus didnt just spout abstract facts about God he brought Gods Kingdom directly to the people. He preached against sin but then went and ate with sinners. His supernatural love transformed the entire space around him, inciting the religious elite to vigorous hatred and everyone else to utter astonishment. When Jesus told people to follow him, they did more than add him on Twitter. They gave up everything to pursue him. Somehow, Christians prioritized weekly meetings in a building instead of meeting daily with their Creator through prayer and scripture. Sure this is all semantics, but Im tired of special interest groups trying to hijack momentum from the Kingdom of God. I want my word back. Im tired of people liking Jesus Christs page on Facebook and then living blatantly hypocritical lifestyles, as if the God who sees our hearts will accidentally press like on their eternity. The world has seen enough of the lame substitute with the Biblical misnomer. Hey, America, give me my word back! Hey, prideful-religious-group, give me my word back! Hey, people-without-any-intention-of-actually-following-Jesus, GIVE ME MY WORD BACK. Until then, I refuse to be another Christian. Ryan Galloway is a religion senior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays.Why I refuse to be a ChristianColumn Ryan Gallowayopinions@alligator.org

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On Monday, police received another report from the complex that a burglary happened between 2:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. Although the burglaries happened a day apart, Barber didnt say if the cases are directly connected, but he noted how similar they were. Both cases occurred during early morning hours and similar items were reported as being stolen, he said. The stolen items were smart phones, video game consoles and games, Barber said. Clothing was reported stolen both days. Detectives from UPDs Criminal Investigations Division are looking for evidence as well as suspects involved in the burglaries, Barber said. An email sent to students Tuesday afternoon hints at a third burglary unreported to police, but Barber said he With the semester coming to a close, more students are leaving campus for the holidays. Meanwhile, UPD receives more reports about burglary thefts across campus, said UPD Capt. Jeff Holcomb. Its really that time where well see an uptick in property thefts, he said. In December 2011, police repus: one in a residence hall and four in businesses, Barber said. In a campus-wide campaign to lower property thefts this holiday season, UPD will hand dents and faculty to be vigilant, Holcomb said. Other agencies also remind students to be safe this holiday season. I think we become complacent in our everyday lives, said Art Forgey, Alachua man. Its a series of reminders that the holiday season invites crime. Forgey said the most helpful tip to stay safe during the holidays is to always be aware of your surroundings. He said people should have packages sent where someone will accept them. And after purchasing items, people should cut up the boxes before throwing them away. Dont advertise whats under your tree, he said. Forgey said the public shouldnt feel paranoid about crime, but its better to be cautious. The days of not worrying about your safety are long and gone, he said. We are trying to remind people to have safe and happy holidays.Smart phones and video games were stolen items8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 UF stands to lose funding for researchharsh penalties. While this would affect students who, like Brown, depend on federcliff could also impact students involved with research. This means UF could face another budget cut. UF gets about two-thirds of its funding from federal agencies. Virtually all of the federal agencies that fund UF would experience 7 to 8 percent budget cuts if Congress cliff, according to a report released in September by the White Houses Although it is unclear how these nue, UF could lose a portion of its federal funding. This lost revenue would be coupled with deep cuts already levied by Floridas Legislature. We dont know a whole lot about whats going to happen, UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said. Its unclear how the federal agencies would make their cuts. UF and other universities also stand to lose funding for research. Federal programs that write grants for university research like the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the National Endowment for the Humanities would see cuts between 7.6 and 8.2 percent in their budgets, according to the White House report. This could mean less money available to award for research. Awards could also be limited for students, like Brown, who depend While the Federal Pell Grant will remain unscathed during 2013, virtually all other federally funded budget cuts of more than 8 percent. This would include federal work-study and the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, according to Inside Higher Education, which are two of the most common aid programs. Brown relies on the Federal Pell Grant and the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant to help pay his tuition. But with the cuts to the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Brown fears that he may not have enough money to get his degree. Basically, either Ill have to drop out or get a couple of jobs to make up for the difference in what Ill get for my tuition, Brown said. I could take out private loans, but then Id be racked with debt. Taking out private loans could prove more expensive, too, as student loan origination fees would also increase if the U.S. reaches Higher Education. Richard Wilder, the director Affairs, said students shouldnt worry about evaporating federal assistance this academic year. I dont believe this will affect students for the spring semester, Wilder said. But next year, who knows? Despite the possible consequences that await universities and students across the country, Congress has made little headway in negotiations. President Barack Obama said he would require a deal to include increased taxes on the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans, according to The New York Times. However, some Republican leaders in Congress said they would refuse to raise the tax rate. Some refuse to raise the rate unless Congress alters so-called entitlement programs like Medicaid and welfare, according to The New York Times. Leading Democrats say they are unwilling to adjust these programs. Cliff Stearns, a Republican who represents Gainesville and Ocala in the U.S. House of Representatives, said he would like to see Congress decrease spending. However, he said he hopes the House of Representatives will set priorities on what programs to fund, like higher education. By relying on automatic cuts, Congress is abandoning its responsibility, Stearns said in a statement. The cuts, set to take place at the start of 2013, would directly impact higher education and the University of Florida. But almost 900 miles from Washington, D.C., some people at stand why the Legislature would use universities funding and fedgame of political chess. Brown said hes not the only person worried about the future of his education. Browns mother raised Brown and his three brothers by herself while working full-time as a registered nurse. Brown said his mother tried to instill the importance of education in each of her sons, but now, shes worried that her youngShes worried its one check she wont be able to write. She wants me to focus on my education, so now shes going to stress out about it, he said. Shes already overworked. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@ alligator.org. CLIFF, from page 1 SAFETY, from page 1 The cuts, set to take place at the start of 2013, would directly impact higher education and the University of Florida.Cliff StearnsCongressman List of safety tips from the Shop secure websites. Look for website addresses that begin with https. The s at the end means the website is secure and encrypts the information it sends. Keep doors and windows locked. Dont advertise your holiday plans on social media websites. If you are going away, put indoor and outdoor lights on a timer.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 AP photoWalk With MeFirst Lt. Chris Pinkerton walks with his son Shawn, 4, after returning home from Afghanistan with the 4th Brigade Combat team in Colorado Springs, Colo. FOOTBALL ATTENDANCE DROPPED BY 1.6 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Contributing WriterDespite the success of Gators athletics on Gators sports attendance down

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SHE ATTENDED FILM SCHOOL IN SAN FRANCISCO AND CULINARY SCHOOL IN NORTH MIAMI. BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Staff Writer Contact Benjamin S. Brasch at bbrasch@alligator.org. ALLIGATOR Ben Brasch / Alligator Staff Venezuelan native Leonor Antoni, 47, is the owner and chef at Corner, a Latin fusion restaurant at 1220 W. University Ave. Chefs journey from Venezuela to Gainesville shows in her food

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THE PROPOSED MINOR IS ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterStudent Senators unanimously passed a bill urging UF to establish an Asian American studies minor at their last meeting of the semester Tuesday. Faculty members teaching Asian American studies courses submitted a proposed minor to the curriculum committee Nov. 9, according to the bill. The minor would require courses that are already being taught and serve as classes for majors in English, religion, political science and womens studies. After the meeting, a former senator who helped with the bill, Nhi Tran, said the Asian American Student Union can Affairs started mobilizing in 2004 to get faculty support for Asian American Studies. That year, UF created a 12-credit Three additional credits, for a total of 15 credits, would be needed to change the standards. Tran, a 21-year-old biochemistry junior and the campus affairs chairwoman for AASU, said the minor would be under the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She also said the classes that would be required for the minor continue to have high enrollment. According to the bill, UF already has an African-American studies minor, a Latin American Studies minor and a Nastudies minor. The push for the minor was sparked by the blackface incident in October when two Beta Theta Pi brothers painted their bodies black at an off-campus social, Tran said after the meeting. Our community is looking forward to educating other students as well as our own, she said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@ alligator.org WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 11 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffAllocations Committee Chairman Elliot Grasso speaks Tuesday at the Student Senates tacky sweater-themed meeting. Student Senators pass bill to create new humanities minor CHABELI HERRERAAlligator Contributing WriterDespite his clipped wings, Pepper the parrot is now mobile and a little quieter thanks to robotics. Pepper now cruises around in the Bird Buggy, a robot created by Andrew Gray, a 29-year-old electrical and computer engineering graduate student, for the intelligent machines design laboratory course. The Bird Buggy, and 12 other robots created by students in the course, will be on display today at this semesters Robot Media/Guest Demo Day. The free event is put on by the classs professors, A. Antonio Arroyo and Eric M. Schwartz, and will be from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the New Engineering Building in the Harris Corporation Rotunda. Students worked all semester on autonomous robots that do not require continuous human guidance or remote controls to perform tasks. Students had to develop their ate parts. While some robots cost between $200 and $300, others are made from $1,000 worth of metal and circuitry. Schwartz said he enjoys seeing the joy on his students faces when they show off their hard work. Many have gone on to get jobs after their participation in the course. Youre kind of the grandparent, Schwartz said. Youre the parent of the student, and the student is the parent of the robot. Students faced several challenges in the development of the robots, but none like John Phillips, who took his robot a level deeper: underground. The 22-year-old mechanical engineering senior built an 8-by-4 foot wooden box in which his robot, Holey Moley, can navigate hills of dirt. Using two sensors, Holey Moley can tunnel through mounds of dirt, positioning itself without the need for remote controls. The name, he said, sprang from a conversation with his father. thats a great name, he said. While Holey Moley digs through dirt, the Bird Buggy will make its debut sans Pepper, whose screams were not only the inspiration for the project but also the reason Pepper wont make an appearance. For Gray, it began with trying to tried a robotic squirt gun that would squirt the African grey parrot every time he screamed. But when Pepper started using it as a birdbath, Gray decided to try a rattling device. Pepper eventually ignored the rattle. The Bird Buggy is the latest in Grays attempts to silence the screeches. Pepper is more calm when around Gray, so he wanted to enable the bird to follow him around the house. The buggy is a square-shaped, four-wheeled metal vehicle lined with newspapers for Peppers ocstands the joystick, which Pepper can control with his beak, and behind it is the birds perch. Sensors in the front prevent the robot from bumping into anything, such as the occasional wall or chair leg. When not navigated by the parrot, the Bird Buggy will go into autonomous mode and dock itself, a feature Pepper particularly dislikes. ally angry because he tries to move the buggy, and it doesnt respond to him, Gray said, so we just take Students to show off robotic innovations at demo dayThe event is free and begins at 1 p.m. Youre the parent of the student, and the student is the parent of the robot.Eric M. Schwartzprofessor

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 13 12, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 MEREDITH MULVIHILLAlligator Contributing Writer Flu season may arrive early to Florida, UF prepares with shotsSTATE ROSA LLAMOAlligator Contributing Writer UF research, academic center opens at Lake Nona in Orlando The building really represents a chance for the best and the brightest of UFs researchers to improve peoples lives.David Nelsondirector of clinical and translational scienceFlu shots at the Student Health Care Center are free

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BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Staff WriterThe sun sparkled off Betty Grays horse head-shaped ear rings. She watched as her students maneuvered massive beasts, their movements graceful, yet powerful. Once some students left the cult to control their own walking than the animals strides. Stirrups n Strides Therapeutic organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding for people who are mentally or physically handicapped. Gray, 64, has worked with er living on a New York farm about 30 miles away from the Big Apple. She paid $1,200 for her $100 payments. I ran home from school every day to ride the horses, she said. When she told her high school guidance counselors she wanted to go to horsemanship school after graduation, she said they looked at her like she was crazy. But they found a yearlong school for her in New Canaan, Conn. Her experience with the gentle giants hasnt always been an easy one. On May 20, 1980, a horse kicked her toddler daughter, Kathy, in the head. The left side of the 3-year-olds body was paralyzed. She was in a When she awoke, Kathy had to re-learn how to walk, talk and eventually ride. She was a newborn baby at 3, Gray said. Gray kept telling people she since the accident by Christmas. She was sure of it. On Christmas Day, Kathy accident: Hi. By 4 years old, Kathy was back on a horse. Now, Kathy is a three-time horseback riding national champion. Kathy earned her titles at the United Professional Horsemens Associations Exceptional Challenge Cup Championship in Kansas City. Shes my miracle, Gray said. Gray helped hundreds of other children, too, like Sheryl Cyrs daughter. Cyr, 41, helped her daughter, Megan, learn to ride horses when she was 8 years old. Megan, 19, is autistic and has cerebral palsy. When she was younger, doctors said she would never walk or interact with people. But Megan was always able to connect with animals. Autism has its advantages and disadvantages, Cyr said. Megan, with long brown hair, glasses and what seems a constant smile, is training seven dogs and 10 rescue cats. Many of the animals show up in her yard; other people leave animals at her doorstep. So when Cyr was at a Christmas parade with her daughter and saw a sign hanging off a horse for therapeutic horseback riding, she ran after the horse to write down the phone number written on the sign. Once Megan began riding horses, her self-esteem grew, and she started to open up to more than just her family and animals. someone who wasnt a family member was to Betty Gray: Are all of these horses yours? After two weeks of riding, Metition, Megan placed third, out of three. This is the happiest day of my life, her mom remembered she said. Now, Megan has won the national champion title in Kansas City twice. Before she started to ride, Megan wouldnt talk and had trouble relating to people. You cant shut her up now, she said. This is her thing. This is her out. Cyr said she saw her daughter not only develop mentally, but physically. Cyr, a nurse at Pediatric Health Choice in Gainesville, said when you ride a horse, your body mimics the motion of the horse, which strengthens muscles. She said children with physifrom horses because, many times, their muscles are either too tight or too weak to use properly. People who are disabled improve their postures and, in some cases, gain the ability to walk, she said. Its a full-body workout in an hour, Cyr said. The kids dont know theyre working out. Not only is it good for her, but Megan loves it. It makes me feel like a super hero, being higher than everyone, Megan said. It feels like youre on another planet. Contact Benjamin S. Brasch at bbrasch@alligator.org. 14, ALLIGATOR Kathy Gray, 35, of Citra, Fla., rides Barney at the High Times Ranch, a therapeutic horse ranch. Betty Gray, 64, tends to Barney at the High Times Ranch. Barney won multiple national championships with various disabled riders. Horse therapy program helps people get back in the saddle

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15 SERINA BRADDOCKAlligator Contributing WriterAshley Williams is an outsider, even in her own family. She grew up in a Christian home. Her uncle is a pastor. She sat in church, bored. When I was young, my mom took my brothers and I to church, but Ive never been super religious, said Williams, a 22-year-old UF public relations alumna. I would consider myself an atheist. She isnt alone. More Millennials, the generation that grew up near the year 2000, are switching from the Protestant denomination to being religiously Oct. 9 by The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. The study states that one in three American religion. As recently as the 1960s, two in three Amer icans called themselves Protestants, according to the study. creased from more than 15 percent to about 20 percent. kind to come of age in a more secular society, and the effects are easily seen in such a diverse, college-aged population as Gainesville. The Baptist Collegiate Ministry Student Center, 1604 W. University Ave., felt the imthan in years past, said David Wood, associate director of the student center. In the four and a half years that I have been here, I have seen a steady decline. Wood said the center is combating the change by advertising in the Gator Greencampus. The staff is brainstorming other ways to reach out to students, but so far, its techniques arent showing any difference in student attendance. Were a student organization, and we work heavily with UF, he said. Our doors are open to all students. I wish I could wave a wand and let everyone on campus know what we have to offer, but its not that simple. The Rev. Dan Wunderlich, associate pastor of the Gator Wesley Foundation, a Methodist student center, 1380 W. University Ave., said that although national student membership is low for Protestant churches, the Gator Wesley Foundation slowly gained membership in the past few years. Since Wunderlich became a pastor six years ago, the number of active students steadily rose to about 200 active student members. Amanda Long, a 21-year-old biology junior, is involved in Theta Alpha, one of two Christian-based sororities on campus. I think as young adults we see this trend on a very normal basis, she said. My best friend can be placed in this category, and while I wish it werent the case, she is still the friend I know and love. something to believe in, regardless of their belief systems. If students maybe had a negative experience in church growing up or have had a negative experience with churches since coming to college, there are spiritual centers, whatever your faith or background, that are interested in meeting you where youre at, rather than expecting you to be something when you walk in the door, he said.One in three Americans now unaffiliated with religion David WoodNATIONAL

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16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 MAX MATTERNAlligator WriterDave Baloghs coaching career is defined by loyalty to a team and loyalty to a friend. Balogh has spent 13 seasons as an assistant coach for the Florida womens tennis team. During his tenure, he has helped the Gators win three national championships. He has also earned two ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year awards, becoming the first Gators coach to do so. Baloghs resume as an assistant coach in Gainesville begs the question: Why not build his own program as a head coach? Chalk it up to his loyalty. Balogh said he has fielded head coaching offers from Ar kansas and Wake Forest, but he never showed interest. For me, its not the title thats in front of my name, Balogh said. Its about the titles we can hopefully win behind the name The University of Florida. Balogh is committed to UF. Coaching anywhere for 13 years creates an attachment to the program. But for Balogh, thats not where it started. Playing at Florida could have spurred his faithfulness, but thats not the beginning, either. The Gator gene was imbedded in Balogh the moment he was born. He lived minutes away from the campus as a child and was raised a Gators fan. Balogh attended home football games and always dreamed of going to UF. Once he realized he might have the opportunity to play for the program, there was no doubt in his mind. If Im good enough, and they need me, Id like nothing better than to play for Florida, 16-yearold Balogh told the Gainesville Sun. Baloghs dream became a reality when he signed his letter of intent to Florida in November 1992. That was one of the greatest days of my life, Balogh said. To have the opportunity to play for the University of Florida was a dream come true. UF ranked in the NCAAs top 15 during each of Baloghs four seasons as an athlete. Balogh received the 1996 Presidential Recognition Award from then-president John Lombardi in honor of his achievement and contributions to Florida. During Baloghs freshman season in 1993, he stepped onto the green stage against a familiar foe: Georgia freshman Albert Polani, a top-ranked recruit in that years high school class. Two years earlier, when both were high school juniors, Polani handily defeated Balogh in a tournament match. This day was different, though. For three sets and three-anda-half hours, the two battled. After a 75-minute third set, Balogh held his hands in the air in triumph. Georgia was a powerhouse at that point and to be the last match on there and to get a win against a guy that was much better than me was just one of the best moments, Balogh said. Between 1996 and 1998, Balogh worked as the assistant head professional at DB Raquetball Club in Gainesville before an opportunity to coach collegiate tennis fell into his lap. Baloghs former coach at UF, Ian Duvenhage, heard that an assistant coaching position opened at Vanderbilt. He recommended Balogh call Vanderbilt to look into the job. Balogh did, and he coached there for a year. He then served as an assistant coach at Florida State for a semester before receiving an unexpected phone call from former Gator Andy Brandi. Brandi, Floridas womens coach at the time, said he wanted to bring Balogh back home to Gainesville. Balogh called it his secondgreatest Gators moment, behind signing his letter of intent. He had a simple response for Brandi: You dont have to say anything else. Ill just pack up my stuff right now. After growing up a Gator, Balogh is raising his two sons, Cade and Colby, in the same environment. But thats not the reason he has remained an assistant coach. Baloghs biggest reason for staying is his best friend head coach Roland Thornqvist. This guy is the reason Im still here, Balogh said. What Roland has provided me and my two boys is priceless. For me, loyalty is No. 1. For seven straight years, Thornqvist and Balogh have traveled to Daytona in July. The trip has become a tradition. They do not take the trip to coach or recruit. Instead, the tandem travels to the Daytona International Speedway to watch the Pepsi 400. They also visit the pits and garage before the race and drive the wreckers during the parade lap. He has not only been a great colleague, but a great friend over these 12 years, Thornqvist said. Hes been instrumental, clearly, to our success here the last few years. In the past 12 years, Thornqvist and Balogh have won three national championships and tallied nine SEC titles. Head coaches typically receive the bulk of the credit, but senior Lauren Embree said Balogh should get just as much recognition as Thornqvist. Dave doesnt like talking and doing the interviews and liking all the spotlight, but he deserves just as much credit as Roland, Embree said. Thornqvist said he believes Balogh likes being in the background. While Balogh doesnt like the attention, Thornqvist said he and Balogh run the team as a unit. Dave knows that he is my cocaptain, and our players know that Dave is the co-captain, Thornqvist said. Dave and I share 50 percent equity in what we are doing. Balogh acknowledges that many others would have moved on to a head coaching job, but thats not him. When things get a little bumpy, more people tend to bail out and think the grass is greener on the other side, Balogh said. Im not like that. Im about sticking through it. During the 2004 season, topseeded Florida lost to 23rd-seeded Miami in the second round of the NCAA Championships. The Gators had their undefeated season and 40-match win streak snapped at home. In 2005, No. 2 Florida lost 4-3 to No. 5 Vanderbilt and 5-2 to No. 6 Kentucky in a span of 48 hours. The struggles kept Balogh awake for three straight nights. He wondered what he could have done to prevent the losses. Still, Balogh remained at UF. Roland, were best friends, Balogh said. We have had a lot of great moments, but we have had some downs, and we have stuck together. Thornqvist would love to work with Balogh for another 13 years, but vows to stand behind his loyal assistant. If he ever decides to leave, Im going to support that decision because he surely has poured his heart and soul into [Florida], Thornqvist said. Were going to do whats best for Dave. If thats staying here, great. If its getting a head job somewhere else, we are going to be there right behind him. Dont expect Balogh to switch schools any time soon. His roots are planted firmly at UF. Dave Balogh is a Gator in every sense of the meaning, Jer emy Foley, the athletics director at UF, said via email. He has a passion for coaching and a passion for the Gators. Thornqvist added: Hes the most loyal human being that I ever met, so I cannot say enough about Dave. Hes a quality man. Not just a great coach, but a great man. Beyond his upbringing and his relationship with Thornqvist, Balogh points to one trait that explains why he is still an assistant coach at UF and not running a program of his own. Loyalty, Balogh said. How good people treat you, having a great head coach, great team, great group of girls and having fun at what you do. When you have those qualities, its hard to leave a place.COMMITTED TO FLORIDAGainesville roots, close friendship keep assistant coach at UFCourtesy to the Alligator / UF CommunicationsAssistant coach Dave Balogh said his close friendship with head coach Roland Thornqvist is a big reason he has stayed loyal to the program. Courtesy to the Alligator / UF CommunicationsDave Balogh passed up head coaching offers to stay in Gainesville, where he was born, played collegiately and has coached for 13 years. Loyalty.How good people treat you, having a great head coach, great team, great group of girls and having fun at what you do. When you have those qualities, its hard to leave a place.Dave BaloghUF assistant coach

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For students/professionals. 1448 SW 25th Pl at Bivens Forest. $850/mo. Avail now. No children. 352-327-2931 or 376-6183 1-8-12-10-2 ** Downtown ** 1Bedroom **Unique apt in great location. New flooring, fresh paint. $460/mth. Call 870-2760. Others available. 1-11-12-11-2 2 bd / 2 ba on 3 bus routes9, 34, 62 Near UF in SW GNV /3 floor plan sizes Single story apts/high ceilings/skylights Bdrms located on opposite end of unit $610 to $725 per month 1 unit available after 1/1/13 ($725) 2 units available 2/1/13 ($695) Other units PRELEASING for summer / fall 1 year lease terms Please call 352-375-2436 or email Tracy@apex-property.com Magnolia Manor located at 4014 SW 26th Dr 12-5-12-4-2 4BR/2BA HOUSE 754 NW 20th St. Kitchen equipped. Indoor laundry with W/D. Central H/AC. 2200 sq ft. Available now. 332-6029 1-7-13-4-2 WINDSOR PARK 3BR/3BA Completely remodeled. Short-term lease. Spring &/or summer. Will rent $450/rm. Incl cable, internet, elec, water, sewer, trash, W/D, sec sys. On bus rte. Avail 1-3. 407-415-6531 1-7-13-4-2 HOUSE Large 3BR/3BA, plus bonus room & bath, carport, fenced yard. Walk/bike to campus, 3 bus routes. Available immediately. 105 NW 30th St. $1700/mo. Call or text 352281-7932 1-7-13-3-2 Shands/campus-1 block, $550, 1 spacious bedroom, carpeted, very clean, pool, parking, quiet, prefer calm, quiet, stable, mature tenant. Available. No dogs. 352 284 3873 or postj@bellsouth.net 1-25-13-15-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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 1st MONTH FREE! CROSSING AT SANTA FE 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. Fully furnished. Lease available now thru 7/15/13. $429/mo. Option to extend. 352-434-1454 1-7-1312-3 1/1/13 7/15/13. Two Blocks/Midtown 2BR, 1.5BA, Part furn, incl W/D, 1st FL is LR, Kit, Lndry, 1/2 BA, Up has 2BR/1BA (1BR now a study) 3 closets. 502-419-9000 or 502-3147082. $1125+Util. Nice. Won't Last. 1-713-2-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 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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18, ALLIGATOR Beautifully renovated, furnished condo,1 mile from UF, $359/MO includes cable, internet, utilities, pool + fitness room and on bus route, Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871 1-7-13-6-4 Private Furn'ed master suite in shared home 1 mi to UF, Downtwn, Midtwn. $450/mo incl utils and WiFi, TV cable. Others R serious students and landlord, cat (dog OK, no more cats). 832 NW 10th Ave, (352) 338-1113, ROOM@COX.NET 12-5-12-1-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-5-71-5 20 ACRES FREE! Own 60 acres for 40 acre price/payment. $0 Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful Views, West Texas. (800)843-7537 www.sunsetranches.com 12-5-1-5 BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-24-13-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-24-13-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-24-13-72-6 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. 4-24-72-6 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 4-24-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 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 4-24-72-6 **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. 4-24-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-24-13-72-6 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 125-12-71-10 GOATS 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 4-24-13-72-10 CONSIGNMENT ART AUCTION on Dec 15,2012 (Saturday) at 4pm. 9101 International Drive, Ste. 1008, Orlando, FL 32819. Artworks below $100, complimen tary hors doeuvres and FREE ART PRINT for attending. Artists include Picasso, Dali, Chagall, Max and local artists. Call (866)5371013 or visit www.Baterbys.com for more information or to RSVP. 12-5-1-10 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 FOR SALE--BRAND NEW 49cc METRO RETRO SCOOTER. ORANGE AND WHITE. TEST DRIVEN ONLY. $1200.00 CASH. IF INTERESTED, CALL MORGAN AT (352) 578-4198. THANKS! 12-5-2-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-24-72-12 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 4-24-72-12 BUY FOR BLOWOUT PRICES & SAVE BIG!!! VEHICLES STARTING AT $1000 PRICES NEGOTIABLE!!! 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 97 HONDA CIVIC $5999 99 HONDA ACCORD $5999 98 ACURA RL $6999 02 HONDA ACCORD $6999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 01 TOYOTA CAMRY $6999 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $6999 00 HONDA ODYSSEY $7999 02 VOLVO STYPE $8999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 98 TOYOTA 4RUNNER $4999 00 ISUZU RODEO $5999 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12

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ALLIGATOR SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUV'S & VANS! 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 99 HONDA ACCORD $6999 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $6999 03 NISSAN SENTRA $6999 02 TOYOTA CAMRY $7999 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8999 04 TOYOTA COROLLA $8999 03 NISSAN ALTIMA $8999 04 TOYOTA CAMRY $10,999 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Brandy 352-771-6191 1-7-12-29-12 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 4-24-72-13 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 1-11-13-72-13 CUTTING-EDGE UF RESEARCH STUDY BOTH smokers AND never-smokers Periodontal (gum line) sampling only 5 visits over 2 years; up to 1.5 hr each visit FREE oral exam, up to $160 compensation Call: 352-`392-2945 or 352-641-0319 1-3113-79-13 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 1-7-12-29-13 GET CASH TODAY For your car, cruck or van. Any condition. Top prices paid. Call anytime 7 days/week 352-299-5370 1-7-12-6-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. ACCOUNTING CLERKThe Business Office at The Alligator has an open position for an Accounting Clerk. Applicant must be a currently enrolled student, majoring in Accounting or Business Administration. Duties include operating Quickbooks accounting system to work with accounts receivables and accounts payables. Other duties consist of manipulating Excel spreadsheets, answering phones, and general office duties. Organization and a great attitude is a necessity. Candidate should be able to work 8-10 hrs per week and commit to a 1 year term. Please submit resume, along with a cover letter to: Mail: Business Office, The Independent Florida Alligator PO Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Email: business@alligator.org What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be anINTERNIf you are enrolled as a UF or SFC student available to work 10-12 hours a week this spring, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by The Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA. What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aPAID SALES REPIf you are enrolled as a UF or SFC student available to work 15-20 hours a week this spring, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-24-13-72-14 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 4-24-1372-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ 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 DOMINOS HIRINGdelivery drivers & assistant managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com 1-7-11-45-14 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 1-7-13-28-14 10 year old internet and mobile app company looking for the perfect intern/part-time person to work behind the scenes and learn from some of the best. Must know PHP, CSS, and have Mobile App Development experience. Email resume to: team@west20th.com 1-11-12-14-14

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20, ALLIGATOR NANNIES needed asap: ages 4 & 9 M-F 12-5 / 20+hrs/ $11/hr also: MWF 10yrold; 11:30 to 5pm; email resume, pix & schedule to info@noahsarknanny.com 12-5-12-8-14 NANNY needed JAN 2: 3 mon twins T-F 12:30 6; $12/hr/25hrs/wk; exp w/ twins + refs; bkkg ch+ email resume, pix & schedule to info@noahsarknanny.com 12-5-12-8-14 NEED NANNY PT: min 2 wks/mon for 40hrs/wk / M-F days; @ $12/hr; 4+yrs & 2yrs; exp; good refs; bkkg ch; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume, pix, & schedule to info@noahsarknanny.com 125-12-8-14 RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS Part-time hourly work Flexible schedules $8 an hour to start Apply online at RGIS.COM 1-7-12-9-14 1800GOTJUNK is hiring outgoing/fit gals/ guys for part time Service Team shifts. Student or recent graduate preferred. +21 age req'd for insurance. $9 $15/hr. Email cover letter & resume to clantax@gmail.com 1-7-12-7-14 SMOKERS needed to participate in UF study assessing effects of various activities on cravings and smoking. $$$ PROVIDED. Call 336-406-3706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail. com for more info. 1-8-8-14 Opus Coffee We 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 www.opuscoffee.com. Click on the Employment Tab. 1-7-7-14 Now Hiring. SweetBerries Eatery 505 NW 13th St, Gville. Counter serv/food prep. Must be 16. Application at sweetberries.com; send to jane@sweetberries.com. 12-5-12-5-14 LEASING AGENT PTFriendly, energetic person. Exp. Preferred. Hourly & bonus. Great benefit pkg. Must be avail. weekends. Apply in person Spyglass Apts. 701 SW 62nd Blvd. DFWP 4-24-13-72-14 Building consult. firm seeking administrative/marketing assist. FT, M-F, 8-5, $8-10 per hour based on exp. Email resume to officemanager@usbcinc.com. 12-5-12-314 SLEEP CENTER SUPERSTORES is hiring PART/FULL time, for SALES & DELIVERY. Applicants must have clean driving record, be friendly, some customer service experience is preferred but not required and be self motivated. Apply in person only, www.GainesvilleSleepcenter.com 1-10-13-7-14 Downtown church seeking part-time Office Assistant M-F and some Sundays. Primary responsibilities include assisting in the preparation and publication of our weekly worship guide and monthly newsletter, ordering supplies, and other tasks. Extensive computer experience in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Publisher, and knowledge of office machinery required. Fax resume to 352 378-5713 or email to business@1stpc.org 12-5-12-3-14 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 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 MATH/PHYSICS TUTOR.PhD in Mathematical Physics. algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, general physics. $20/hr. Email Andrew tutelar@instruction.com 12-5-11-15 MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 125-1-15 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for Stevens Transport! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! (888)3681964 12-5-1-15 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769 12-5-1-15 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call www.CenturaOnline. com 888-203-3179 12-5-1-15 AIRLINE CAREERS Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769 125-1-15 NURSING CAREERS begin here Train in months, not years. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Job Placement assistance. Call Centura Institute Orlando (877) 206-6559 12-5-1-15 MEDICAL CAREERS begin here Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if quali fied. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-203-3179 www.CenturaOnline.com 12-5-1-15 "Can You Dig It?" Heavy Equipment School. 3wk Training Program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Excavators. Local Job Placement Asst. VA Benefits Approved. 2 National Certifications. (866)362-6497 12-5-1-15 IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a 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 in the classifieds to find trip arrangements or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND. 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 4-24-71-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love Gainesville Health & Fitness is currently accepting applications for 10 interns for the spring 2013 semester! Gain valuable experience for your future. Full and part-time positions available. Do you want to be better in six months than you are today? Join the GHF family! Apply at 4820 Newberry Road: Mondays, noon-5pm Tuesdays, 2-6pm *Positions are limited, don't hesitate to apply. 12-5-12-2-14 Apply Now, 12 Drivers Needed. Top 5% Pay & Late Model Equip. Guaranteed Home for Xmas. Need CDL Class A Driving Exp. (877)258-8782 www.ad-drivers.com 12-51-14 Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to quali fied drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway.com EOE 12-5-14 Drivers Class A Flatbed, HOME EVERY WEEKEND! Pay 37?/mi, Both ways, FULL BENEFITS, Requires 1 year OTR Flatbed experience. (800)572-5489 x227, SunBelt Transport, Jacksonville, FL 12-5-14 TIRED OF LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK? There's great earning potential as a Professional Truck Driver! The average Professional Truck Driver earns over $700/wk*! 16-Day CDL Training @ NFCC/Roadmaster! Approved for Veterans Training. CALL TODAY! (866)467-0060 *DOL/BLS 2012 12-5-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $2.50 per day. Call us at 373-FIND. IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-24-72-15 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 4-24-13-72-15

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG alligatorSports.orgVisit alligatorSports.org during the break for Florida sports coverage including volleyball, mens and womens basketball and UFs trip to the Sugar Bowl. Seven Gators receive honorsMike Gillislee, Sharrif Floyd, Matt Elam, Kyle Christy and Caleb Jordan Reed and Jon Bostic were named to the second team. UF assistant tennis coach Dave Balogh turned down head coaching offers to stay loyal to a team and a friend. See story, page 16. FLORIDA FACES FLORIDA STATE TONIGHT AT 7 IN TALLAHASSEE. KATIE AGOSTIN Alligator Staff Writer Through six games this season, the Gators are doing more than just winning. Not only does Florida boast a 6-0 record, but it has won each game by an average margin of 25.3 points more than double last years 10.9. UFs 33-point win on Thursday against Marquette last years Sweet 16 opponent highlighted the teams early success. Still, coach Billy Donovan wants the Gators to avoid complacency and focus on the game at hand. The biggest thing Ive tried to do since the Marquette game is to get them to understand that every day you have an opportunity to move forward and get better, Donovan said. In life, the hardest thing to be able to handle is success. When success comes, being able to handle that is important. After the 82-49 win against Marquette, Florida moved up one spot to No. 6 in the AP poll. The Gators are one of 20 undefeated teams. Despite the success, Donovan said UF has room for improvement after struggling with transition defense and allowing too many open looks against Marquette. You win a game by [a large] margin, you come back to practice the next day and it ends up being a mindset of, Weve got ing, Donovan said. Thats where I really think slippage starts to occur. test when it takes on Florida State (4-3) tonight at 7 in the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee. Although the Seminoles have a tough defense, they are coming off back-to-back losses to No.14 Minnesota and unranked Mercer. Senior guard Mike Rosario remains conIt is an important game for us as it is important to those guys, too, Rosario said. Right now we are focusing on the things we can control. Said forward Will Yeguete: Its a rivalry game. Theyre going be ready to play no matter what, no matter how many games they lost before. I think theyll be ready to play and will play harder than any game before. We just got to make sure were ready to face them. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org. Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffFlorida forward Will Yeguete attempts a shot against Georgetown forward Otto Porter (22) aboard the USS Bataan in Jacksonville on Nov. 9. Gators focused on avoiding letdown after hot startJURNY DUTY Weve all received the emails. The ones that were unfathomable a little more than three years ago. If UF students and other Gators football fans get these emails again in the next month, a fan base that considers itself one of the best in the nation will deserve to be lampooned. The emails come from the tickets are still available for the upcoming Florida football game. These emails became common after Floridas 137-game sellout streak ended on Sept. 3, 2011, in a season-opening win against Florida Atlantic. at the end of the 2009 season, when the program failed to sell its 17,500 allotted tickets for the Sugar Bowl.A According to the Gainesville Sun, 4,500 of those tickets were unsold three days before the game. Student ticket prices were reduced from $125 to $65. And this wasnt just any bowl game. The New Years Day contest against Cincinnati was Tim In a 51-24 win, Tebow completed 31 of 35 passes for 482 yards and three touchdowns while running for 51 yards and another score. If UF fails to sell their allotted tickets for this seasons Sugar Bowl, the fan base will look even worse. The Gators were expected to win it all in 2009. Florida controlled its title hopes until falling to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game. Fan disappointment in that case is understandable. This team is about as far from a disappointment as one can get. We viewed UF as an eight-win team before the season. Following a 17-9 loss to Georgia on Oct. 27, a BCS bowl did not appear to be in Floridas future. Nobody thought a title was a possibility before Kansas State and Oregon lost on Nov. 17. Some might not make the trip for fear of not seeing a competiFlorida fans cant afford bad showing in New Orleans FLORIDA BEAT TROY 87-62 ON TUESDAY IN THE OCONNELL CENTER. PHILLIP HEILMAN Alligator Writer For freshman Sydney Moss, the past week involved grieving and thousands of miles of plane rides. Tuesday night. After missing Mondays practice to be with family following the death of her grandfather, Moss returned to help lead Florida (6-3) past Troy (1-6) 87-62 on Tuesday in the OConnell Center. Im just happy to be back with my team, Moss said. with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting. She also pulled sists in a do-it-all effort. Sydney is just a playmaker, coach Amanda Butler said. All of us coaches and teammates included have come to expect that something good is going to hapFollowing a grind-it-out loss to Michigan on Saturday, Butler knew her team should expect an up-tempo contest against Troy, which averaged 81.3 points per game Freshman returns to team, sparks UF victory with all-around playSEE JOSH, PAGE 22 SEE WOMENS HOOPS, PAGE 22 In life, the hardest thing to be able to handle is success. When success comes, being able to handle that is important.Billy DonovanUF coach Josh Jurnovoytwitter: @joshjurnovoy UF W omens Bask etball

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22, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffTaylor Unroe celebrates after a point in UFs 3-0 win against College of Charleston on Dec. 1. VOLLEYBALL JOE MORGANAlligator Staff WriterIn Texas, they dont mess with Taylor Unroe. The Longhorns bring out the best in the Gators sophomore libero, and Unroe aims to continue the trend in the Sweet 16 on Friday night at 8 in Austin, Texas. Its helpful to see what teams tendencies are when theyre under pressure when the match is on the line, Unroe said of her experience with Texas. Its kind of nice to see how they react to situations like that, what plays they go to when they need a point. Unroe recorded 15 digs in a 3-0 (2927, 25-22, 26-24) loss to the Longhorns on Aug. 31 at the Nike Big Four Classic in University Park, Pa. She tallied 20 digs in Floridas 3-2 (25-22, 20-25, 25-13, 21-25, 15-12) win against Texas at the same tournament in 2011. Her 4.38 digs per set against the Longhorns best her 4.04 career aver age. Conference with 4.42 digs per set this season. Unroes defense comes against ar guably the best attack in the NCAA the last two seasons. Texas leads the nation with a .320 ished the 2011 campaign ranked fourth with a .286 clip. Perhaps the most dangerous Longhorn is outside hitter Haley Eckerman, who was unanimously chosen as the 2012 Big 12 Player of the Year. The sophomore leads the league with 4.51 kills and 5.16 points per set. Eckerman anchors the left side of Texas attack along with All-Big 12 outside hitter Bailey Webster, who ranks second in the league with 3.75 kills per set and is third in hitting per centage at .345. Despite Unroes defensive effort, the Gators could not stop the Longhorns left-side duo during their previous meeting at the Nike Big Four Classic. Eckerman and Webster combined for 29 kills and a .315 hitting percentage in the win. Theyre still one of the most physical teams weve seen this year, especially on the left side, Wise said. Their left sides are two elite, elite players. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@ alligator.org.UF libero key against high-powered foe tive matchup. Many assume Louisville, a 16.5-point underdog, will not keep the game close. Some fans worry they wont get their moneys worth. A Florida-Louisville matchup isnt as exciting as a showdown against Oklahoma. But Florida consistently proved it cant blow teams out. Even when the Gators win by a large margin, they arent fun to watch. Beating Bowling Green by 13 and topping Louisiana on a blocked punt amples. Even though UF wore down FSU was still close for three quarters. The Gators play to the level of their competition, and there is no reason to believe they wont continue to do the same against the Cardinals. A trip to New Orleans should be enough reason to go. If Gator Nation wants to keep its reputation intact, it needs to pack the house as Florida tries to cap a memorable season. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@ alligator.org. JOSH, from page 21Five Gators scored 10 or morebefore Tuesday. Florida featured a balanced offensive outMoss and redshirt freshman Carlie Needles each notched 18 points. Weve got a lot of different people who can be threatening, Butler said. Offensively, we did a really good job of playing well together, but everyone individually took their shots at the right time. Despite the balanced contributions, Flor ida could not pull away prior to halftime, a trend that cost UF in the loss to Michigan. Troys Aarika Howard connected on a jumper with 16:31 remaining in the second half to cut Floridas lead to 48-41 and put the Trojans back in the game. Florida responded with a 16-2 run during the next six minutes to open a 64-43 lead. We buckled down and got a couple stops and hit some shots along the stretch, Needles said. Our defense really ignites Moss, who admitted the recent travel drained her, capped the run with a layup. Though she was not fully ready to play, Butler said the team was glad to have her back. Its a great luxury to have a player like Sydney, Butler said. If you get the ball in her hands, she is really capable of doing anything on the court. WOMENS HOOPS, from page 21 Its helpful to see what teams tendencies are when theyre under pressure when the match is on the line.Taylor UnroeUF libero

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 23 ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator WriterArielle Gunderson carries a reminder of her sister wherever she goes. When she looks at her wrist, she sees a green bracelet with pink writing. On the outside, it says: Aubrae, forever in our hearts. Inscribed on the inside is: Enjoy life today; yesterday is gone, and tomorrow may never come. The Gators freshman knows the motto too well. Arielle and Aubrae grew up in Covington, Ga., a suburb about 35 miles outside Atlanta. Both girls played soccer and ran cross country. Both excelled in school. She got in trouble every once in a while, but honestly my parents had it so easy with her, Arielle said. When it came to school, she had a much better work ethic than I do. If she could have a 100 in that class, she was going to have a 100. The two behaved like typical siblings: ar guing, playing, inventing their own games and getting into just a little bit of trouble. We used to pillow-slide down the stairs, Arielle said. We used to get in a lot of trouble for this, because we wrecked a couple laundry baskets. We discovered that laundry baskets slide really well down the stairs. But on Sept. 26, 2005, while Arielle and her mother, Eileen, were at a friends house, tragedy struck. While at a voluntary cross-country practice, Aubrae tried to cross a stretch of Highway 138 about 200 yards from her school. An SUV stopped to let her pass but blocked her from the view of a car in the next lane. The car struck Aubrae, killing her instantly. She was 15. Aubraes death had a huge impact on Arielle, who was 11 years old. Whenever theres something traumatic in your life, its going to change who you are, Arielle said. time adjusting to her new reality. Large crowds made her claustrophobic, and she struggled to get through school days. dent in her clothing. My sister used to dress me, Arielle said. I was really a tomboy kind of kid, and she was like, You cant dress like that anymore. All of a sudden, I didnt know what to wear anymore. I went through drastic style changes. I was like that punk, probablyshouldnt-let-your-child-hang-out-with-thatup back at the way she used to dress me. She became impatient with things she deemed unimportant. But one thing kept her focused. I went back to practice two days after, she said. I literally needed it in my life. I loved ger after that. It was kind of like my outlet. much in the past three years. and Arielles Conyers (Ga.) Heritage High Patriots were about to go into halftime with a commanding 7-0 lead. Arielle beat one opponent off the dribble and attempted to cut inside, putting all her weight on her left foot. An opponent slide tackled her from behind and her left knee buckled. Her junior season was done. I knew, because all my weights there of course, thats your ACL, she said. The knee injury put Arielles recruitment at risk. She was in contact with the Gators coaching staff before the injury and attended UFs soccer camp. She suffered the ACL tear a week Arielle has a great combination of academics and athletics, Gators coach Becky Burleigh said. The combination of those two was really attractive to us. Although Arielle wanted to commit to Florida, her recruitment took a back seat to reher senior season. Once her knee healed, Arielle returned to Gainesville for soccer camp in the summer of 2011, and Burleigh told her UF was still inter ested in her. Arielle committed that October. After graduating in the spring of 2012, Arielle played for the Georgia Revolution of the Womens Premier Soccer League. On June 9, the Revolution faced Mississippi Fuego FC at the Jackson Preparatory School in Flowood, Miss. There, Arielle suffered another setback. In her second-to-last game in the WPSL before traveling to UF for the Summer B semester, Gunderson attempted a tackle and suffered another serious injury. I knew I had injured my knee and was probably going to have to redshirt, she said. An orthopedic surgeon told Arielle she had suffered another ACL tear. I think not-too-happy is an understatement, she said. I would probably say anger was the biggest thing. I was distraught. Arielle redshirted her freshman year. Bur leigh said she expects her to play a role as part of the Gators defense in the future. Shes very, very confrontational in her defense, Burleigh said. Shes got a really strong mentality, and thats something we really value on this team. Arielle watched her teammates advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament while spring soccer. It kind of gives you an edge that some people dont have, she said. If theyve never had the game taken away from them, sometimes you really dont understand how much you love it. More than 400 people gathered at the starting line at Heritage Highs track on Nov. 24. Many more watched from the stands. They were there for the Aubrae Gunderson Memorial Scholarship 5K Walk/Run. In the months following Aubraes death, some of her cross-country teammates approached their coaches about creating a scholarship run in her honor. I had some of the coaches come to me, because people were just donating money; the school was being sent money in her name, Dan Gunderson, Arielle and Aubraes father, said. It was all kind of a blur. The coaches were real helpful in putting it together. The 5K has been held the Saturday after Thanksgiving for the past seven years. The $1,250 scholarships are awarded to two Heritage student-athletes each year, and an additional scholarship is available to other students in the county. A parent complained to me that the scholarship didnt go to the best athlete; I was like, Yeah, youre missing the point. Its for student-athletes, Dan said, emphasizing the word student. But the 5K is not all business. One of the events is the High Heel Hustle, where par ticipants don stilettos and, at the shout of Ready, set, clearance sale! run a 40-yard dash. It is one of the funniest things youll ever witness in your life, Arielle said. My cousin Kenny has his pair and has since painted them The Gunderson family is also involved in the Aubrae Gunderson Invitational, a crosscountry meet Heritage hosts every September. The race was originally named the Patriot Invitational but was renamed in Aubraes honor. The race was the last she ever ran. The Invitational hosts hundreds of runners each year. For four years, one of those runners was Arielle Gunderson. Each year she ran, Arielle set personal records. I just had so much invested there that it was always my best run, she said. Its a cool feeling to know that so many people know her, and remember her, even if they never met her.FOREVER IN HER HEARTCourtesy to The AlligatorArielle Gunderson is expected to play a role in the Gators defense next season. Courtesy to The AlligatorArielle Gunderson has yet to play for UF after suffering a second ACL tear in June. Courtesy to The AlligatorArielle Gunderson honors the memory of her sister through her participation in the Aubrae Gunderson Invitational. Arielle set a personal best in each of her four runs. Injured freshman carries heavy burden after sisters tragic death

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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 71 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Freshman Arielle Gunderson is coping with the loss of her sister, Aubrae, who died after being hit by a car. Read the story on page 23.Venezuelan chef brings classic latin fare to Gainesville with her own twistCorner is on West University Avenue, pg. 10. 77 /56 Student Senate pass bill to create new humanities minorThe proposed minor is Asian American Studies, pg 11. Musicians will play for 24 hours for charity at local barRead the story online at alligator.org. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 17 CROSSWORD 19 SPORTS 21Benjamin S. Brasch / Alligator StaffAfternoon DelightAndres Ramirez, a 23-year-old RecSports employee and food science and nutrition alumnus, massages Jennifer Polexi, a 18-yearCRIME CHRIS ALCANTARA and JEWEL MIDELISAlligator Staff WritersUniversity Police is investigating a series of burglaries this week at the Keys Residential Complex. Police have not arrested anyone in connection to the incidents, and an investigation is ongoing, said UPD spokesman Maj. Brad Barber. Barber said. Jen Gresley, residence life coordinator for the Tolbert and Keys areas, sent an email to residents later that afternoon telling them about the incident. It seems that someone might be catching on that apartment doors are not always locked, she wrote. In the email, Gresley encouraged students to remind each other to keep their front doors locked. Unlike other residence halls on campus, Keys doesnt use electronic cards for the 419 residents to get into the buildings. Your doors open right out to the general public like many apartments complexes do, Gresley wrote. It is a responsibility that comes with living in these apartment-style locations.Keys burglaries, holiday safety tips MORE THAN 20,000 UF STUDENTS DEPEND OF FEDERAL AID. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff Writer Eric Brown is worried. The UF political science sophomore is one of more than 20,000 UF students who cial aid some of which they could lose in 2013 if the U.S. Congress fails to act on the I think its insane that people are being held hostage like this, Brown, 19, said. Everyones suffering. matic federal spending cuts and tax hikes engineered by Congress in an effort to force themselves to compromise on lowering the countrys debt. Since all attempts at working together have failed so far, Congress now has 26 days to reach a deal before the nation faces Fiscal cliff could impact student aid, researchSEE SAFETY, PAGE 8 SEE CLIFF, PAGE 8 12TH YEAR. KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterUF athletes will give Gainesville more than wins this holiday season. The University Athletic Association is collecting shoes and monetary donations from Gators sports teams to give to Alachua County elementary school students. The drive, called Gator Tracks, is in its 12th year, said Levi Leigh, UAA student athlete development coordinator. The UAA partnered with the Alachua County School Board to determine the schools most in-need and get the sizes of students, he said. Athletes donate, wrap and deliver the gifts to the children, he said. They wrapped the presents Monday and will deliver them to schools Thursday, Friday and next week. We really enjoy doing the drive, and our student athletes really walk away with something too, Leigh said. The kids get excited, said Kelley Kostamo, Alachua County Public Schools partnership specialist. It crosses something off their list of things that they might be worried about, she said, adding that eliminating that source of stress may translate to better performance in the classroom. Kostamo once measured the shoe size of a student who was wearing house slippers as shoes. Not every student is like that, she said, but the schools try to choose students who are especially in need. Summer Stephens, a 19-year-old biology sophomore and member of the womens swim team, witnessed the impact of Gator Tracks when she delivered shoes last year. A few boys who received Nike Jordan basketball shoes were especially enthusiastic. It was something that really touched me, she said. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator.org.UF athletes collect shoes to donate to children Everyones suffering.Eric Brownpolitical science sophomore

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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 71 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 FORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?Mindful Movie Screening: Thrive Thrive is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil from whats really going on in the world by following the money upstream, uncover ing the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, Thrive offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our futures. Approach the culmination of our series, leading up to the revelation of our mystery movie next time. The documentary screening is at 6 p.m. today in meeting Room A at the Alachua Library District Headquarters. UF Shakespeare in the Park Abridged Kids presents As You Like It The Abridged Kids performers of Shakespeare in the Park will perform a scene from William Shakespeares comedy As You Like It at 11:30 a.m. today on the Plaza of the Americas. For more information, check out the Facebook group UF Shakespeare in the Park. Trey McIntyre Project to perform at Phillips Center The dance company Trey McIntyre Project will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $20 ( $10 for UF students). Fresh off a tour arranged by the U.S. State Department that spanned Vietnam, China, South Korea and the Philippines, the Trey McIntyre Project brings, what The Washington Post calls, fresh and forward-thinking choreography to the Phillips Center. Included in the per formance will be the piece Leatherwing Bat, which The New York Times said beautifully straddles the line between the whimsical and the poignant. For more information, visit www.performingarts.ufl. edu. Sing For Life to perform at the Hippodrome To accompany a showing of A Late Quartet, the Hippodrome Cinema enlisted the vocal talents of Sing For Life, an initiative from UFs Center for Arts in Medicine that strives to improve the quality of life for Parkinsons patients through voice lessons. The group will perform after the films 5:30 p.m. screening today at the Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. For more details, visit www.thehipp.org/ cinema, or call 352-375-HIPP for movie tickets. A Taste of Europe Get copies of the award-winning A Taste of Europe cookbook through Dec. 12. Page through the spiral-bound Lessons and Carols Service Spend some time reveling in the beauty of traditional and nontraditional Christmas music offered by instrumentalists and adult, youth and childrens choirs interspersed with the heartwarming story of Jesus birth. Go to the United Church of Gainesvilles 21st annual service of Lessons and Carols from 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call 352-378-3500 for more information. A capella holiday concert Gainesvilles two barber shop groups, the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus and the Gainesville Barbergators, will perform together for the first time Dec.15 with Holiday Harmonies. The shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. will feature the groups singing together and separately, along with quartets of singers. All the music is made with only human voices in four parts: tenor, lead, baritone and bass. The concert will be at the new Fine Arts Hall near Santa Fe College, Northwest 83rd Street and 39th Avenue. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Santa Fe College Scholarship Fund for Collegiate Veterans Society. For tickets, visit www. sfcollege.edu/finearts/music/, and look for the Santa Fe Collegiate Veterans present Holiday Harmonies entry. Gator Stompin Holiday Special As the holidays approach, what better gift can you think of than Gator Stompin tickets? The Gator Stompin holiday special is one ticket for $25 or two tickets for $45. This special runs through Dec. 31, so buy tickets today. Visit www. GatorStompin2013.eventbrite. com or GatorStompin.com for more information. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jglum@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. recipe book to see the 56 recipes from 32 countries along with cultural information about culinary customs. Each recipe is in English and the language of its country of origin. Youll see recipes for halushky, pilau, mazurek, shopska, karjalanpaisti and more. Go to the Center for European Studies office in Turlington Hall, Room 3324, to buy copies for $5 each. First Friday: Holiday Lights Decembers First Friday, Holiday Lights, is in downtown Gainesville from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Participating downtown shops and restaurants will have specials, music and activities. Donate a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the Toys for Tots drive and receive free raffle entry. Check out www.facebook. com/firstfridaygainesville for more information. Midnight Madness Alachua Have you ever wanted to stay up all night with your group of best friends while driving around doing a ridiculous scavenger hunt for fun and possibly for profit? You could win cash prizes as you explore Alachua County. If this sounds like fun, participate in Midnight Madness Alachuas fourth game Friday. If youre interested, visit www.bit. ly/MMAlachua, or see the Facebook page for registration information. Wildlife Walk on La Chua boardwalk Join Ranger Lathy on a wildlife walk along the La Chua boardwalk at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 4801 Camp Ranch Road, and learn more about the great diver sity of plants and animals there from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. This walk will be at an easy pace and passes by several sitting areas that overlook scenic vistas of the trail. The park admission fee is $2 a person. Contact the Visitor Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for reservations at 352-466-4100. Winter Plant Walk at Paynes Prairie State Park Join Botanist Paul Lyrene on a walk at Paynes Prairie, and learn more about the great diversity of plants found near Lake Wauburg, 100 Savannah Blvd. in Micanopy, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The program is free, but park admission fees apply. Contact the visitor center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for reservations at 352-466-4100.PARTLY CLOUDY 77/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/55 PARTLY CLOUDY 78/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/58 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/60 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAY

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4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffBirds of a FeatherAshlyn Slater, 3, makes a penguin out of recycled bottles at the Alachua County Headquarters Library Downtown on Tuesday afternoon. RACHEL KURLANDAlligator Contributing WriterIf you like it, put a ring on it. Many college students plan to do just that and get hitched by their mid-twenties. A recent national study published in The Journal of Social and Personal Relationships discovered that many college students intend to take the plunge into marriage by the time they are 25 years old. However, the study also found that a majority of parents think 25 is too young to get married. According to the study, the main reason parents hesitate to send their children down the aisle is the idea that they should Peter Sherrard, an associate professor in the Counselor Education Department, said there is no right age. I think it has more to do with why youre getting mar ried, he said. Sherrard said it is better if young people become stabilized in their careers and life choices before they settle down and have a good grounding about who they are as individuals. Marriage often stabilizes the people who are involved in marriage, he said. Some people are seeking that stability, and they want to gain that stability sooner rather than later. However, Sherrard said, the divorce rate is higher when you marry earlier in life. The aver age national divorce rate is a little more or less than 50 per cent, he said. Sherrard said ones family background also has an effect on young marriages. Each heritage is a little bit different in shaping how a mar riage is both chosen and unfolds, he said. Brittany Seamon, a 22-yearold family, youth and community sciences senior, said her parents wanted her to earn a college degree before she got married. Technically, she will. In August, Seamon became David Kline. She will graduate in May and in June will marry Kline, whom she dated for althe U.S. Coast Guard in Connecticut, which partially inmarried. Were kind of under a time crunch, she said.Study shows more college students are getting hitched RUNNERS WILL GET GLOW STICKS. CARINA SEAGRAVEAlligator Contributing Writer the Night 5K at 7 p.m. Friday at Pony Field, on the corner of Gale Road. Participants wearing bright clothing and glow sticks will run/ Shoes Inc., which collects shoes to send to people in need in Haiti, said CEO Caryn Barry. Registered runners and walkers will receive a glow party kit with glow sticks, glasses, bracelets and necklaces so they glow as they run through the blacklight-lit route. Race director and event coordinator Dan Phillips said more than 130 people have registered, but he expects between 400 and 500 to sign up. The race costs $20 for students and $25 for nonstudents who register early. All registration will be $30 the day of race, he said. The route will end with a party in a 20by 30-foot tent on Pony Field, he said. Ill be wearing neon for visibility and will be sporting my glow gear, Phillips said. The Florida Running Club will provide water bottles and the registration table staff for the race, said the organizations president, 24-year-old food science and human nutrition senior Mark Benjamin. The event is modeled after the Midnight Fun Run in April, put on by Healthy Gators and RecSports. In Florida, he said, its the only place you can have a night run in December and not have everyone be freezing.Runners light up the night for charity I think it has more to do with why youre getting married.Peter Sherrardassociate professor in the Counselor Education Department

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffSigned With LoveMiriam Elliott, 61, signs Christmas cards for death row inmates as part of the Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the Death Penalty on Tuesday night at the Hurley House. THE DRIVE IS FROM NOON TO 4 P.M. SATURDAY. DANIELLE BOYDAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville Open MRI wants you to raid your pantry for a bag of rice, can of tuna or box of macaroni and cheese to feed a hungry belly. The medical group will give back to the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be a car show, bounce house and pictures with Santa Claus. The event is free, but donations are welcome. Its Gainesvilles largest and best food bank, said Joe Colorio, manager of Gainesville Open MRI. We want to collect as much perishable food as possible. The staff of the medical facility wants to do something special with the public, Colorio said. The group will sponsor a family event while giving food to the less fortunate. Because Thanksgiving takes a toll on the food bank, Open MRI will help it prepare for the holiday season. The Gainesville Open MRI has been in business for more than 15 years. You see hunger for hope in people with need. Those who used to be donating to us are now the ones standing in our lines, said Marcia Conwell, executive director of the food bank. And our lines are not getting any smaller beConwell said she has worked with the food bank since 2004 and has fed people across North Florida in Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette and Levy counties. The food bank has helped North Central Florida since 1987, she said. This year, the food bank distributed more than 35,000 pounds of food, she said. In addition, from 2011 to 2012, it distributed about 4.8 million pounds. If we collected 8 million pounds of food, I would be able to send everyone away happy and full, she said. four children is food-deprived, and one they will eat tonight, Conwell said. Shands at UF, North Florida Regional Medical Center, Publix, Walmart and other companies often host food drives for the bank throughout the year, and the food bank is happy to have the support of Gainesville Open MRI. People have hope when you hand them food and they are hungry, she said. Gainesville medical group hosts food drive for charity

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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, DECEMBER 5, 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 352-376-4458.82 TOTAL VOTESTodays question: Are you glad school is over? 61% YES 39% NOTuesdays question: Are you mad that the new ice rink still isnt open?Stand and Deliver Goodbye for a couple of weeksWere here to serve you. The Alligator is the largest student-run newspaper in the United States, and we wont stop anytime soon. We do our best to fully represent the university and the City of Gainesville by covering news that is most important to the area. We were your source of information throughout the search for Christian Aguilar, and we will follow the subsequent trial of Pedro Bravo as closely as we can. Our paper is the place for journalism students to submit their stories and hope that the extra credit is enough to soften the between, or during, your classes each day. We dont want to say Youre welcome. Instead, wed like to say Thank you. Thank you to everyone who voted to save our racks, an initiative that meant very little to some in the Student Government world but meant very much to us. Thank you to everyone who submitted a guest column or a letter to the editor this semester, because it shows our readers just how diverse and unique our community is. Thank you to everyone who picked up our paper because of a cool photo featured on our front page, as our photography team works as diligently as our staff writers to inform and entertain you. Thank you to everyone in the UF and Gainesville community for continuing to be a vibrant culture that we are honored to cover every day. Thank you to everyone who, with a regained fervor, pored shook off that nasty breakup from years ago. Were here to serve you. Without your help or input, this paper would not succeed. If theres something we can improve upon, please tell us. If theres something we do that you like or appreciate, let us know that, too. Everyone does better with a little feedback every now and then. Our goal is to represent our city and university to the best of our abilities, but we cant do it without your help. Continue to submit your stories and work with our editors. Dont stop commenting on our articles, whether on our website or on our section Facebook pages. Write a column or a letter if you have something to get off your chest; its how we found out about the feral cat problem on campus. You are the bumpers on the bowling lane of newspaper production. You correct us when we do something wrong, but you also help us nail our targets. This is our last newspaper of the semester, and we couldnt have done it without you. high note. And remember, Trader Joes is going to open in just a couple of weeks, which is the best holiday treat of them all. Check our orange racks for new issues when the Spring semester starts. C It wasnt the classes that got me. Academics have always been my strong suit, and for the most through. along with them everywhere. Ive never been into football. I felt under-challenged in my classes. I couldnt get my new friends to come with me to punk rock shows, downtown art exhibits or most of the other things I liked to do. I started looking into transfer programs. My parents told me college would get better. So, I stuck it out. I chatted at frat parties with many friendly frat boys who didnt seem to care that I was a member of Gamma Delta Iota sorority. (In retrospect, a lot of them were probably too drunk to get the joke. But most of them were nice to me.) I went to tailgates, adorned myself with Gator gear and sang We Are the Boys from Old Florida with strangers at the end of the third quarter. I still love singing the song. I joined a couple of student organizations: Pride Student Union and Volaticus, the aerial dance club. I did all of these things with people I met on campus, my school with for a decade already. They were kind people with good hearts, and I keep in touch with a few of them. When I started working at the Alligator, my world opened up quite a bit. Two full years into my undergraduate career, I met people who were like me, both in personality and preferences. Im fond of saying that working here is one part summer camp, one part All the Presidents Men and one part Jameson Irish Whiskey. But more than allowing me to make friends with people who want to do the same things I want to do, the Alligator gave me a sense of purpose. Part of it is putting into practice what I learn in classes every day. Youre not always sure what to do with those lessons in, say, ethics, until you have to make an ethical decision that could affect the lives of the people you write about in the paper. (Im looking at you, Dr. Lewis. Thanks.) But the best thing about working for the Alligator, for me, is being part of something bigger than myself. For the past 16 weeks, I was at the helm of the largest student-run newspaper in the country. We print 30,000 copies of the Alligator every day, but publishing online has expanded our reach to readers around the world. Really. Ive received hate mail, love mail and threats of lawsuits from readers in Berkeley, Calif., London and Puerto Rico, respectively. It puts things in perspective for me. I went through a fairly traumatic breakup earlier this semester. Luckily, working upward of 40 hours a week running a newspaper didnt leave me a lot of extra time to wallow. Nothing takes your mind off your own suffering more than a missing UF student and a presidential election, especially when you know that literally tens of thousands of people expect you to follow through so they can read about it. I come to work every day loving what I do. Find something in college that makes you feel the same way, regardless if its related to your major or what anyone else thinks you should do. Working at this newspaper has made my college experience worthwhile. I hope you make whats left of your four years here worthwhile for you. Erin Jester is the editor of the Independent Florida Alligator.Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Erin JesterEditor-in-Chief

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Lets look back on the events of this nearly completed semester in a somewhat atypical manner. We begin in August, when the dreadful heat that dominated The Swamp had an impact so large that it still seems like people come up to me asking the seemingly most important question in the history of the world: Are you registered to vote in Alachua County? It seemed we couldnt go more than 10 minutes across campus without being bombarded with information from various political groups. Thats just one of the joys of the election season. It appears that actor Clint Eastwood suffered from the heat as well. At the Republican National Convention, he lectured to an invisible President Barack Obama in a chair. Fortunately for the esteemed actor, the presidents health care Obama visited campus. Ticket lines practically extended from the gates of the Stephen C. OConnell Center to Jacksonville and back. Remarkably, this led to many of us thinking Wait, dont all of these people have jobs? When October came, the Gators fought for Southeastern Conference domination. Sadly, the Louisiana State University Tigers claimed they lost to the Gators Oct. 6 because of the heat. Apparently, we didnt get the memo that the bayou of Baton Rouge was permanently transported to the Arctic tundra. dential debate. Now, Obama is waking up from his slumber while, in the meantime, many still insist that not all votes are counted. Where else would this occur but Florida? According to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar, the end of the world might soon approach. Scholars dispute this claim, but its possible, considering President Obama recently hosted former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the White House for lunch. If a good faith bipartisan gesture doesnt convince the apocalypse is near, what will? As the semester comes to a close, I wish holidays. Dont be scared of weather getting in the way. After all, its not as if the fate of theworld depends on it. Matthew Schnur is a UF economics freshman. His column appears on Wednesdays.Recapping a full semesterColumn Matthew Schnuropinions@alligator.org I refuse to be a Christian. I know how odd that may seem, especially coming from the guy whos been ranting about Jesus for a semester, but Im serious. Its bizarre, but Im comfortable leveling with you all. Somewhere between the Facebook ads that entice me to hook up with hot Christian singles and the least God-honoring celebrities in our culture boldly proclaiming to be Christians, I decided that it wasnt for me. The Christian majority doesnt resemble its spiritual namesake, and thats more than a minor problem for me. Its a deal breaker. I love Jesus, but I refuse to be a Christian, and I hope youll understand why. As an African American, Ive learned important lessons about labels. Growing up as an oreo, mostly because of the way I speak, I found that my label let others know who I was and how Id act way before they met me. As someone who follows Jesus, Im sure simply being labeled a Christian. For starters, I dont hate gay people, and I enjoy the relationships Ive cultivated with those who identify themselves as gay as much as I enjoy my interactions with Christians who have no problem sleeping around. The Bible says that both are in sin, and if you knew half of my story, youd understand why Im in no position to judge. How Christians became known solely for the sins that the Bible preaches against is beyond me, though. Thats certainly part of the equation, but Jesus early followers were known for far more than that. Jesus didnt just spout abstract facts about God he brought Gods Kingdom directly to the people. He preached against sin but then went and ate with sinners. His supernatural love transformed the entire space around him, inciting the religious elite to vigorous hatred and everyone else to utter astonishment. When Jesus told people to follow him, they did more than add him on Twitter. They gave up everything to pursue him. Somehow, Christians prioritized weekly meetings in a building instead of meeting daily with their Creator through prayer and scripture. Sure this is all semantics, but Im tired of special interest groups trying to hijack momentum from the Kingdom of God. I want my word back. Im tired of people liking Jesus Christs page on Facebook and then living blatantly hypocritical lifestyles, as if the God who sees our hearts will accidentally press like on their eternity. The world has seen enough of the lame substitute with the Biblical misnomer. Hey, America, give me my word back! Hey, prideful-religious-group, give me my word back! Hey, people-without-any-intention-of-actually-following-Jesus, GIVE ME MY WORD BACK. Until then, I refuse to be another Christian. Ryan Galloway is a religion senior at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays.Why I refuse to be a ChristianColumn Ryan Gallowayopinions@alligator.org

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On Monday, police received another report from the complex that a burglary happened between 2:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. Although the burglaries happened a day apart, Barber didnt say if the cases are directly connected, but he noted how similar they were. Both cases occurred during early morning hours and similar items were reported as being stolen, he said. The stolen items were smart phones, video game consoles and games, Barber said. Clothing was reported stolen both days. Detectives from UPDs Criminal Investigations Division are looking for evidence as well as suspects involved in the burglaries, Barber said. An email sent to students Tuesday afternoon hints at a third burglary unreported to police, but Barber said he With the semester coming to a close, more students are leaving campus for the holidays. Meanwhile, UPD receives more reports about burglary thefts across campus, said UPD Capt. Jeff Holcomb. Its really that time where well see an uptick in property thefts, he said. In December 2011, police repus: one in a residence hall and four in businesses, Barber said. In a campus-wide campaign to lower property thefts this holiday season, UPD will hand dents and faculty to be vigilant, Holcomb said. Other agencies also remind students to be safe this holiday season. I think we become complacent in our everyday lives, said Art Forgey, Alachua man. Its a series of reminders that the holiday season invites crime. Forgey said the most helpful tip to stay safe during the holidays is to always be aware of your surroundings. He said people should have packages sent where someone will accept them. And after purchasing items, people should cut up the boxes before throwing them away. Dont advertise whats under your tree, he said. Forgey said the public shouldnt feel paranoid about crime, but its better to be cautious. The days of not worrying about your safety are long and gone, he said. We are trying to remind people to have safe and happy holidays.Smart phones and video games were stolen items8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 UF stands to lose funding for researchharsh penalties. While this would affect students who, like Brown, depend on federcliff could also impact students involved with research. This means UF could face another budget cut. UF gets about two-thirds of its funding from federal agencies. Virtually all of the federal agencies that fund UF would experience 7 to 8 percent budget cuts if Congress cliff, according to a report released in September by the White Houses Although it is unclear how these nue, UF could lose a portion of its federal funding. This lost revenue would be coupled with deep cuts already levied by Floridas Legislature. We dont know a whole lot about whats going to happen, UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said. Its unclear how the federal agencies would make their cuts. UF and other universities also stand to lose funding for research. Federal programs that write grants for university research like the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the National Endowment for the Humanities would see cuts between 7.6 and 8.2 percent in their budgets, according to the White House report. This could mean less money available to award for research. Awards could also be limited for students, like Brown, who depend While the Federal Pell Grant will remain unscathed during 2013, virtually all other federally funded budget cuts of more than 8 percent. This would include federal work-study and the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, according to Inside Higher Education, which are two of the most common aid programs. Brown relies on the Federal Pell Grant and the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant to help pay his tuition. But with the cuts to the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Brown fears that he may not have enough money to get his degree. Basically, either Ill have to drop out or get a couple of jobs to make up for the difference in what Ill get for my tuition, Brown said. I could take out private loans, but then Id be racked with debt. Taking out private loans could prove more expensive, too, as student loan origination fees would also increase if the U.S. reaches Higher Education. Richard Wilder, the director Affairs, said students shouldnt worry about evaporating federal assistance this academic year. I dont believe this will affect students for the spring semester, Wilder said. But next year, who knows? Despite the possible consequences that await universities and students across the country, Congress has made little headway in negotiations. President Barack Obama said he would require a deal to include increased taxes on the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans, according to The New York Times. However, some Republican leaders in Congress said they would refuse to raise the tax rate. Some refuse to raise the rate unless Congress alters so-called entitlement programs like Medicaid and welfare, according to The New York Times. Leading Democrats say they are unwilling to adjust these programs. Cliff Stearns, a Republican who represents Gainesville and Ocala in the U.S. House of Representatives, said he would like to see Congress decrease spending. However, he said he hopes the House of Representatives will set priorities on what programs to fund, like higher education. By relying on automatic cuts, Congress is abandoning its responsibility, Stearns said in a statement. The cuts, set to take place at the start of 2013, would directly impact higher education and the University of Florida. But almost 900 miles from Washington, D.C., some people at stand why the Legislature would use universities funding and fedgame of political chess. Brown said hes not the only person worried about the future of his education. Browns mother raised Brown and his three brothers by herself while working full-time as a registered nurse. Brown said his mother tried to instill the importance of education in each of her sons, but now, shes worried that her youngShes worried its one check she wont be able to write. She wants me to focus on my education, so now shes going to stress out about it, he said. Shes already overworked. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@ alligator.org. CLIFF, from page 1 SAFETY, from page 1 The cuts, set to take place at the start of 2013, would directly impact higher education and the University of Florida.Cliff StearnsCongressman List of safety tips from the Shop secure websites. Look for website addresses that begin with https. The s at the end means the website is secure and encrypts the information it sends. Keep doors and windows locked. Dont advertise your holiday plans on social media websites. If you are going away, put indoor and outdoor lights on a timer.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 AP photoWalk With MeFirst Lt. Chris Pinkerton walks with his son Shawn, 4, after returning home from Afghanistan with the 4th Brigade Combat team in Colorado Springs, Colo. FOOTBALL ATTENDANCE DROPPED BY 1.6 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Contributing WriterDespite the success of Gators athletics on Gators sports attendance down

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SHE ATTENDED FILM SCHOOL IN SAN FRANCISCO AND CULINARY SCHOOL IN NORTH MIAMI. BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Staff Writer Contact Benjamin S. Brasch at bbrasch@alligator.org. ALLIGATOR Ben Brasch / Alligator Staff Venezuelan native Leonor Antoni, 47, is the owner and chef at Corner, a Latin fusion restaurant at 1220 W. University Ave. Chefs journey from Venezuela to Gainesville shows in her food

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THE PROPOSED MINOR IS ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterStudent Senators unanimously passed a bill urging UF to establish an Asian American studies minor at their last meeting of the semester Tuesday. Faculty members teaching Asian American studies courses submitted a proposed minor to the curriculum committee Nov. 9, according to the bill. The minor would require courses that are already being taught and serve as classes for majors in English, religion, political science and womens studies. After the meeting, a former senator who helped with the bill, Nhi Tran, said the Asian American Student Union can Affairs started mobilizing in 2004 to get faculty support for Asian American Studies. That year, UF created a 12-credit Three additional credits, for a total of 15 credits, would be needed to change the standards. Tran, a 21-year-old biochemistry junior and the campus affairs chairwoman for AASU, said the minor would be under the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She also said the classes that would be required for the minor continue to have high enrollment. According to the bill, UF already has an African-American studies minor, a Latin American Studies minor and a Nastudies minor. The push for the minor was sparked by the blackface incident in October when two Beta Theta Pi brothers painted their bodies black at an off-campus social, Tran said after the meeting. Our community is looking forward to educating other students as well as our own, she said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@ alligator.org WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 11 Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffAllocations Committee Chairman Elliot Grasso speaks Tuesday at the Student Senates tacky sweater-themed meeting. Student Senators pass bill to create new humanities minor CHABELI HERRERAAlligator Contributing WriterDespite his clipped wings, Pepper the parrot is now mobile and a little quieter thanks to robotics. Pepper now cruises around in the Bird Buggy, a robot created by Andrew Gray, a 29-year-old electrical and computer engineering graduate student, for the intelligent machines design laboratory course. The Bird Buggy, and 12 other robots created by students in the course, will be on display today at this semesters Robot Media/Guest Demo Day. The free event is put on by the classs professors, A. Antonio Arroyo and Eric M. Schwartz, and will be from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the New Engineering Building in the Harris Corporation Rotunda. Students worked all semester on autonomous robots that do not require continuous human guidance or remote controls to perform tasks. Students had to develop their ate parts. While some robots cost between $200 and $300, others are made from $1,000 worth of metal and circuitry. Schwartz said he enjoys seeing the joy on his students faces when they show off their hard work. Many have gone on to get jobs after their participation in the course. Youre kind of the grandparent, Schwartz said. Youre the parent of the student, and the student is the parent of the robot. Students faced several challenges in the development of the robots, but none like John Phillips, who took his robot a level deeper: underground. The 22-year-old mechanical engineering senior built an 8-by-4 foot wooden box in which his robot, Holey Moley, can navigate hills of dirt. Using two sensors, Holey Moley can tunnel through mounds of dirt, positioning itself without the need for remote controls. The name, he said, sprang from a conversation with his father. thats a great name, he said. While Holey Moley digs through dirt, the Bird Buggy will make its debut sans Pepper, whose screams were not only the inspiration for the project but also the reason Pepper wont make an appearance. For Gray, it began with trying to tried a robotic squirt gun that would squirt the African grey parrot every time he screamed. But when Pepper started using it as a birdbath, Gray decided to try a rattling device. Pepper eventually ignored the rattle. The Bird Buggy is the latest in Grays attempts to silence the screeches. Pepper is more calm when around Gray, so he wanted to enable the bird to follow him around the house. The buggy is a square-shaped, four-wheeled metal vehicle lined with newspapers for Peppers ocstands the joystick, which Pepper can control with his beak, and behind it is the birds perch. Sensors in the front prevent the robot from bumping into anything, such as the occasional wall or chair leg. When not navigated by the parrot, the Bird Buggy will go into autonomous mode and dock itself, a feature Pepper particularly dislikes. ally angry because he tries to move the buggy, and it doesnt respond to him, Gray said, so we just take Students to show off robotic innovations at demo dayThe event is free and begins at 1 p.m. Youre the parent of the student, and the student is the parent of the robot.Eric M. Schwartzprofessor

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 13 12, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 MEREDITH MULVIHILLAlligator Contributing Writer Flu season may arrive early to Florida, UF prepares with shotsSTATE ROSA LLAMOAlligator Contributing Writer UF research, academic center opens at Lake Nona in Orlando The building really represents a chance for the best and the brightest of UFs researchers to improve peoples lives.David Nelsondirector of clinical and translational scienceFlu shots at the Student Health Care Center are free

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BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Staff WriterThe sun sparkled off Betty Grays horse head-shaped ear rings. She watched as her students maneuvered massive beasts, their movements graceful, yet powerful. Once some students left the cult to control their own walking than the animals strides. Stirrups n Strides Therapeutic organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding for people who are mentally or physically handicapped. Gray, 64, has worked with er living on a New York farm about 30 miles away from the Big Apple. She paid $1,200 for her $100 payments. I ran home from school every day to ride the horses, she said. When she told her high school guidance counselors she wanted to go to horsemanship school after graduation, she said they looked at her like she was crazy. But they found a yearlong school for her in New Canaan, Conn. Her experience with the gentle giants hasnt always been an easy one. On May 20, 1980, a horse kicked her toddler daughter, Kathy, in the head. The left side of the 3-year-olds body was paralyzed. She was in a When she awoke, Kathy had to re-learn how to walk, talk and eventually ride. She was a newborn baby at 3, Gray said. Gray kept telling people she since the accident by Christmas. She was sure of it. On Christmas Day, Kathy accident: Hi. By 4 years old, Kathy was back on a horse. Now, Kathy is a three-time horseback riding national champion. Kathy earned her titles at the United Professional Horsemens Associations Exceptional Challenge Cup Championship in Kansas City. Shes my miracle, Gray said. Gray helped hundreds of other children, too, like Sheryl Cyrs daughter. Cyr, 41, helped her daughter, Megan, learn to ride horses when she was 8 years old. Megan, 19, is autistic and has cerebral palsy. When she was younger, doctors said she would never walk or interact with people. But Megan was always able to connect with animals. Autism has its advantages and disadvantages, Cyr said. Megan, with long brown hair, glasses and what seems a constant smile, is training seven dogs and 10 rescue cats. Many of the animals show up in her yard; other people leave animals at her doorstep. So when Cyr was at a Christmas parade with her daughter and saw a sign hanging off a horse for therapeutic horseback riding, she ran after the horse to write down the phone number written on the sign. Once Megan began riding horses, her self-esteem grew, and she started to open up to more than just her family and animals. someone who wasnt a family member was to Betty Gray: Are all of these horses yours? After two weeks of riding, Metition, Megan placed third, out of three. This is the happiest day of my life, her mom remembered she said. Now, Megan has won the national champion title in Kansas City twice. Before she started to ride, Megan wouldnt talk and had trouble relating to people. You cant shut her up now, she said. This is her thing. This is her out. Cyr said she saw her daughter not only develop mentally, but physically. Cyr, a nurse at Pediatric Health Choice in Gainesville, said when you ride a horse, your body mimics the motion of the horse, which strengthens muscles. She said children with physifrom horses because, many times, their muscles are either too tight or too weak to use properly. People who are disabled improve their postures and, in some cases, gain the ability to walk, she said. Its a full-body workout in an hour, Cyr said. The kids dont know theyre working out. Not only is it good for her, but Megan loves it. It makes me feel like a super hero, being higher than everyone, Megan said. It feels like youre on another planet. Contact Benjamin S. Brasch at bbrasch@alligator.org. 14, ALLIGATOR Kathy Gray, 35, of Citra, Fla., rides Barney at the High Times Ranch, a therapeutic horse ranch. Betty Gray, 64, tends to Barney at the High Times Ranch. Barney won multiple national championships with various disabled riders. Horse therapy program helps people get back in the saddle

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 15 SERINA BRADDOCKAlligator Contributing WriterAshley Williams is an outsider, even in her own family. She grew up in a Christian home. Her uncle is a pastor. She sat in church, bored. When I was young, my mom took my brothers and I to church, but Ive never been super religious, said Williams, a 22-year-old UF public relations alumna. I would consider myself an atheist. She isnt alone. More Millennials, the generation that grew up near the year 2000, are switching from the Protestant denomination to being religiously Oct. 9 by The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. The study states that one in three American religion. As recently as the 1960s, two in three Amer icans called themselves Protestants, according to the study. creased from more than 15 percent to about 20 percent. kind to come of age in a more secular society, and the effects are easily seen in such a diverse, college-aged population as Gainesville. The Baptist Collegiate Ministry Student Center, 1604 W. University Ave., felt the imthan in years past, said David Wood, associate director of the student center. In the four and a half years that I have been here, I have seen a steady decline. Wood said the center is combating the change by advertising in the Gator Greencampus. The staff is brainstorming other ways to reach out to students, but so far, its techniques arent showing any difference in student attendance. Were a student organization, and we work heavily with UF, he said. Our doors are open to all students. I wish I could wave a wand and let everyone on campus know what we have to offer, but its not that simple. The Rev. Dan Wunderlich, associate pastor of the Gator Wesley Foundation, a Methodist student center, 1380 W. University Ave., said that although national student membership is low for Protestant churches, the Gator Wesley Foundation slowly gained membership in the past few years. Since Wunderlich became a pastor six years ago, the number of active students steadily rose to about 200 active student members. Amanda Long, a 21-year-old biology junior, is involved in Theta Alpha, one of two Christian-based sororities on campus. I think as young adults we see this trend on a very normal basis, she said. My best friend can be placed in this category, and while I wish it werent the case, she is still the friend I know and love. something to believe in, regardless of their belief systems. If students maybe had a negative experience in church growing up or have had a negative experience with churches since coming to college, there are spiritual centers, whatever your faith or background, that are interested in meeting you where youre at, rather than expecting you to be something when you walk in the door, he said.One in three Americans now unaffiliated with religion David WoodNATIONAL

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16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 MAX MATTERNAlligator WriterDave Baloghs coaching career is defined by loyalty to a team and loyalty to a friend. Balogh has spent 13 seasons as an assistant coach for the Florida womens tennis team. During his tenure, he has helped the Gators win three national championships. He has also earned two ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year awards, becoming the first Gators coach to do so. Baloghs resume as an assistant coach in Gainesville begs the question: Why not build his own program as a head coach? Chalk it up to his loyalty. Balogh said he has fielded head coaching offers from Ar kansas and Wake Forest, but he never showed interest. For me, its not the title thats in front of my name, Balogh said. Its about the titles we can hopefully win behind the name The University of Florida. Balogh is committed to UF. Coaching anywhere for 13 years creates an attachment to the program. But for Balogh, thats not where it started. Playing at Florida could have spurred his faithfulness, but thats not the beginning, either. The Gator gene was imbedded in Balogh the moment he was born. He lived minutes away from the campus as a child and was raised a Gators fan. Balogh attended home football games and always dreamed of going to UF. Once he realized he might have the opportunity to play for the program, there was no doubt in his mind. If Im good enough, and they need me, Id like nothing better than to play for Florida, 16-yearold Balogh told the Gainesville Sun. Baloghs dream became a reality when he signed his letter of intent to Florida in November 1992. That was one of the greatest days of my life, Balogh said. To have the opportunity to play for the University of Florida was a dream come true. UF ranked in the NCAAs top 15 during each of Baloghs four seasons as an athlete. Balogh received the 1996 Presidential Recognition Award from then-president John Lombardi in honor of his achievement and contributions to Florida. During Baloghs freshman season in 1993, he stepped onto the green stage against a familiar foe: Georgia freshman Albert Polani, a top-ranked recruit in that years high school class. Two years earlier, when both were high school juniors, Polani handily defeated Balogh in a tournament match. This day was different, though. For three sets and three-anda-half hours, the two battled. After a 75-minute third set, Balogh held his hands in the air in triumph. Georgia was a powerhouse at that point and to be the last match on there and to get a win against a guy that was much better than me was just one of the best moments, Balogh said. Between 1996 and 1998, Balogh worked as the assistant head professional at DB Raquetball Club in Gainesville before an opportunity to coach collegiate tennis fell into his lap. Baloghs former coach at UF, Ian Duvenhage, heard that an assistant coaching position opened at Vanderbilt. He recommended Balogh call Vanderbilt to look into the job. Balogh did, and he coached there for a year. He then served as an assistant coach at Florida State for a semester before receiving an unexpected phone call from former Gator Andy Brandi. Brandi, Floridas womens coach at the time, said he wanted to bring Balogh back home to Gainesville. Balogh called it his secondgreatest Gators moment, behind signing his letter of intent. He had a simple response for Brandi: You dont have to say anything else. Ill just pack up my stuff right now. After growing up a Gator, Balogh is raising his two sons, Cade and Colby, in the same environment. But thats not the reason he has remained an assistant coach. Baloghs biggest reason for staying is his best friend head coach Roland Thornqvist. This guy is the reason Im still here, Balogh said. What Roland has provided me and my two boys is priceless. For me, loyalty is No. 1. For seven straight years, Thornqvist and Balogh have traveled to Daytona in July. The trip has become a tradition. They do not take the trip to coach or recruit. Instead, the tandem travels to the Daytona International Speedway to watch the Pepsi 400. They also visit the pits and garage before the race and drive the wreckers during the parade lap. He has not only been a great colleague, but a great friend over these 12 years, Thornqvist said. Hes been instrumental, clearly, to our success here the last few years. In the past 12 years, Thornqvist and Balogh have won three national championships and tallied nine SEC titles. Head coaches typically receive the bulk of the credit, but senior Lauren Embree said Balogh should get just as much recognition as Thornqvist. Dave doesnt like talking and doing the interviews and liking all the spotlight, but he deserves just as much credit as Roland, Embree said. Thornqvist said he believes Balogh likes being in the background. While Balogh doesnt like the attention, Thornqvist said he and Balogh run the team as a unit. Dave knows that he is my cocaptain, and our players know that Dave is the co-captain, Thornqvist said. Dave and I share 50 percent equity in what we are doing. Balogh acknowledges that many others would have moved on to a head coaching job, but thats not him. When things get a little bumpy, more people tend to bail out and think the grass is greener on the other side, Balogh said. Im not like that. Im about sticking through it. During the 2004 season, topseeded Florida lost to 23rd-seeded Miami in the second round of the NCAA Championships. The Gators had their undefeated season and 40-match win streak snapped at home. In 2005, No. 2 Florida lost 4-3 to No. 5 Vanderbilt and 5-2 to No. 6 Kentucky in a span of 48 hours. The struggles kept Balogh awake for three straight nights. He wondered what he could have done to prevent the losses. Still, Balogh remained at UF. Roland, were best friends, Balogh said. We have had a lot of great moments, but we have had some downs, and we have stuck together. Thornqvist would love to work with Balogh for another 13 years, but vows to stand behind his loyal assistant. If he ever decides to leave, Im going to support that decision because he surely has poured his heart and soul into [Florida], Thornqvist said. Were going to do whats best for Dave. If thats staying here, great. If its getting a head job somewhere else, we are going to be there right behind him. Dont expect Balogh to switch schools any time soon. His roots are planted firmly at UF. Dave Balogh is a Gator in every sense of the meaning, Jer emy Foley, the athletics director at UF, said via email. He has a passion for coaching and a passion for the Gators. Thornqvist added: Hes the most loyal human being that I ever met, so I cannot say enough about Dave. Hes a quality man. Not just a great coach, but a great man. Beyond his upbringing and his relationship with Thornqvist, Balogh points to one trait that explains why he is still an assistant coach at UF and not running a program of his own. Loyalty, Balogh said. How good people treat you, having a great head coach, great team, great group of girls and having fun at what you do. When you have those qualities, its hard to leave a place.COMMITTED TO FLORIDAGainesville roots, close friendship keep assistant coach at UFCourtesy to the Alligator / UF CommunicationsAssistant coach Dave Balogh said his close friendship with head coach Roland Thornqvist is a big reason he has stayed loyal to the program. Courtesy to the Alligator / UF CommunicationsDave Balogh passed up head coaching offers to stay in Gainesville, where he was born, played collegiately and has coached for 13 years. Loyalty.How good people treat you, having a great head coach, great team, great group of girls and having fun at what you do. When you have those qualities, its hard to leave a place.Dave BaloghUF assistant coach

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 4-24-72-1 PLAY THERE...LIVE HERETHE POLOSNOW offering ROOMMATE MATCHING on 3/3s$464/personCall Today! 352-335-7656 4-24-72-1 Private Furn'ed master suite in shared home 1 mi to UF, Downtwn, Midtwn. $450/mo incl utils and WiFi, TV cable. Others R serious students and landlord, cat (dog OK, no more cats). 832 NW 10th Ave, (352) 338-1113, ROOM@COX.NET 12-5-12-1-1 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 4-24-13-72-2 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 12-11-13-167-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Double your pleasure in our spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath apartments. Individual leasing available! Mention this ad for $0 move in fees!! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 4-24-72-2 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 4-24-13-72-2SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700. Please call Martine 352682-9126. yttek@hotmail.com 1-7-12-1122 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1,2 & 3BR floorplans starting at $735. Free Hi-Speed internet, washer/dryer, fitness center, computer lab, swimming pool etc. M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-5 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 www.lakewoodvillas.com 4-24-13-72-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 12-5-12-35-2 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 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 UNIQUE 1BR APT. Nice, quiet. 750 sq ft. Dining room, living room, full bath, bedroom. Cable, W/D, all utils incl. $700 Includes all. Tower & Archer Rd area. Call 352-278-8381 12-5-12-12-2 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-339-3329 or 352-494-6692 www.merrillmanagement.com 1BR 1BA Apt 3 BLKS to UF, Carpet, Central H & Air, $500/Mo Marcott 1029 SW 3rd Avenue 1BR 1BA Apt 1 BLK to UF Carpet, Central H & Air, $525/Mo Grad II 1236 SW 4th Avenue 2BR 1BA Apt 1 BLK to UF, Ritz Apts Wood Floors, Central H & Air Lease thru May, June or July 2013 1236 SW 1st Avenue $650/Mo 2 BR 1BA Apt Robert Obrien Apts Terrazzo Floors, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht Near Sams Club/Walmart $450/Mo 2901 NW 14th Street 2BR 1BA Duplex Close to UF 1914 NW 9th Street $625/Mo Carpet, Central & Air 1-7-12-16-2 2BR/1BA, Cent A/C, mobile home on shady lot on busline. Laundry room. No pets. From $355-$420/mo. Incl water. 1st 1/2 month free rent. Vacant lots also available 4546 NW 13th St. 376-5887 4-24-83-2 Close to UF/Shands/VA/Downtown On bus route to UF. 3BR/3BA twnhs, furn & W/D avail. For students/professionals. 1448 SW 25th Pl at Bivens Forest. $850/mo. Avail now. No children. 352-327-2931 or 376-6183 1-8-12-10-2 ** Downtown ** 1Bedroom **Unique apt in great location. New flooring, fresh paint. $460/mth. Call 870-2760. Others available. 1-11-12-11-2 2 bd / 2 ba on 3 bus routes9, 34, 62 Near UF in SW GNV /3 floor plan sizes Single story apts/high ceilings/skylights Bdrms located on opposite end of unit $610 to $725 per month 1 unit available after 1/1/13 ($725) 2 units available 2/1/13 ($695) Other units PRELEASING for summer / fall 1 year lease terms Please call 352-375-2436 or email Tracy@apex-property.com Magnolia Manor located at 4014 SW 26th Dr 12-5-12-4-2 4BR/2BA HOUSE 754 NW 20th St. Kitchen equipped. Indoor laundry with W/D. Central H/AC. 2200 sq ft. Available now. 332-6029 1-7-13-4-2 WINDSOR PARK 3BR/3BA Completely remodeled. Short-term lease. Spring &/or summer. Will rent $450/rm. Incl cable, internet, elec, water, sewer, trash, W/D, sec sys. On bus rte. Avail 1-3. 407-415-6531 1-7-13-4-2 HOUSE Large 3BR/3BA, plus bonus room & bath, carport, fenced yard. Walk/bike to campus, 3 bus routes. Available immediately. 105 NW 30th St. $1700/mo. Call or text 352281-7932 1-7-13-3-2 Shands/campus-1 block, $550, 1 spacious bedroom, carpeted, very clean, pool, parking, quiet, prefer calm, quiet, stable, mature tenant. Available. No dogs. 352 284 3873 or postj@bellsouth.net 1-25-13-15-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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 1st MONTH FREE! CROSSING AT SANTA FE 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. Fully furnished. Lease available now thru 7/15/13. $429/mo. Option to extend. 352-434-1454 1-7-1312-3 1/1/13 7/15/13. Two Blocks/Midtown 2BR, 1.5BA, Part furn, incl W/D, 1st FL is LR, Kit, Lndry, 1/2 BA, Up has 2BR/1BA (1BR now a study) 3 closets. 502-419-9000 or 502-3147082. $1125+Util. Nice. Won't Last. 1-713-2-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 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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18, ALLIGATOR Beautifully renovated, furnished condo,1 mile from UF, $359/MO includes cable, internet, utilities, pool + fitness room and on bus route, Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871 1-7-13-6-4 Private Furn'ed master suite in shared home 1 mi to UF, Downtwn, Midtwn. $450/mo incl utils and WiFi, TV cable. Others R serious students and landlord, cat (dog OK, no more cats). 832 NW 10th Ave, (352) 338-1113, ROOM@COX.NET 12-5-12-1-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-5-71-5 20 ACRES FREE! Own 60 acres for 40 acre price/payment. $0 Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful Views, West Texas. (800)843-7537 www.sunsetranches.com 12-5-1-5 BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-24-13-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-24-13-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-24-13-72-6 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. 4-24-72-6 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 4-24-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 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 4-24-72-6 **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. 4-24-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-24-13-72-6 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 125-12-71-10 GOATS 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 4-24-13-72-10 CONSIGNMENT ART AUCTION on Dec 15,2012 (Saturday) at 4pm. 9101 International Drive, Ste. 1008, Orlando, FL 32819. Artworks below $100, complimentary hors doeuvres and FREE ART PRINT for attending. Artists include Picasso, Dali, Chagall, Max and local artists. Call (866)5371013 or visit www.Baterbys.com for more information or to RSVP. 12-5-1-10 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 FOR SALE--BRAND NEW 49cc METRO RETRO SCOOTER. ORANGE AND WHITE. TEST DRIVEN ONLY. $1200.00 CASH. IF INTERESTED, CALL MORGAN AT (352) 578-4198. THANKS! 12-5-2-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-24-72-12 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 4-24-72-12 BUY FOR BLOWOUT PRICES & SAVE BIG!!! VEHICLES STARTING AT $1000 PRICES NEGOTIABLE!!! 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 97 HONDA CIVIC $5999 99 HONDA ACCORD $5999 98 ACURA RL $6999 02 HONDA ACCORD $6999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 01 TOYOTA CAMRY $6999 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $6999 00 HONDA ODYSSEY $7999 02 VOLVO STYPE $8999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 98 TOYOTA 4RUNNER $4999 00 ISUZU RODEO $5999 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12

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ALLIGATOR SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUV'S & VANS! 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 99 HONDA ACCORD $6999 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $6999 03 NISSAN SENTRA $6999 02 TOYOTA CAMRY $7999 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8999 04 TOYOTA COROLLA $8999 03 NISSAN ALTIMA $8999 04 TOYOTA CAMRY $10,999 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Brandy 352-771-6191 1-7-12-29-12 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 4-24-72-13 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 1-11-13-72-13 CUTTING-EDGE UF RESEARCH STUDY BOTH smokers AND never-smokers Periodontal (gum line) sampling only 5 visits over 2 years; up to 1.5 hr each visit FREE oral exam, up to $160 compensation Call: 352-`392-2945 or 352-641-0319 1-3113-79-13 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 1-7-12-29-13 GET CASH TODAY For your car, cruck or van. Any condition. Top prices paid. Call anytime 7 days/week 352-299-5370 1-7-12-6-13 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. Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. ACCOUNTING CLERKThe Business Office at The Alligator has an open position for an Accounting Clerk. Applicant must be a currently enrolled student, majoring in Accounting or Business Administration. Duties include operating Quickbooks accounting system to work with accounts receivables and accounts payables. Other duties consist of manipulating Excel spreadsheets, answering phones, and general office duties. Organization and a great attitude is a necessity. Candidate should be able to work 8-10 hrs per week and commit to a 1 year term. Please submit resume, along with a cover letter to: Mail: Business Office, The Independent Florida Alligator PO Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Email: business@alligator.org What's black and white and read all over?? 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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG alligatorSports.orgVisit alligatorSports.org during the break for Florida sports coverage including volleyball, mens and womens basketball and UFs trip to the Sugar Bowl. Seven Gators receive honorsMike Gillislee, Sharrif Floyd, Matt Elam, Kyle Christy and Caleb Jordan Reed and Jon Bostic were named to the second team. UF assistant tennis coach Dave Balogh turned down head coaching offers to stay loyal to a team and a friend. See story, page 16. FLORIDA FACES FLORIDA STATE TONIGHT AT 7 IN TALLAHASSEE. KATIE AGOSTIN Alligator Staff Writer Through six games this season, the Gators are doing more than just winning. Not only does Florida boast a 6-0 record, but it has won each game by an average margin of 25.3 points more than double last years 10.9. UFs 33-point win on Thursday against Marquette last years Sweet 16 opponent highlighted the teams early success. Still, coach Billy Donovan wants the Gators to avoid complacency and focus on the game at hand. The biggest thing Ive tried to do since the Marquette game is to get them to understand that every day you have an opportunity to move forward and get better, Donovan said. In life, the hardest thing to be able to handle is success. When success comes, being able to handle that is important. After the 82-49 win against Marquette, Florida moved up one spot to No. 6 in the AP poll. The Gators are one of 20 undefeated teams. Despite the success, Donovan said UF has room for improvement after struggling with transition defense and allowing too many open looks against Marquette. You win a game by [a large] margin, you come back to practice the next day and it ends up being a mindset of, Weve got ing, Donovan said. Thats where I really think slippage starts to occur. test when it takes on Florida State (4-3) tonight at 7 in the Donald L. Tucker Center in Tallahassee. Although the Seminoles have a tough defense, they are coming off back-to-back losses to No.14 Minnesota and unranked Mercer. Senior guard Mike Rosario remains conIt is an important game for us as it is important to those guys, too, Rosario said. Right now we are focusing on the things we can control. Said forward Will Yeguete: Its a rivalry game. Theyre going be ready to play no matter what, no matter how many games they lost before. I think theyll be ready to play and will play harder than any game before. We just got to make sure were ready to face them. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org. Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffFlorida forward Will Yeguete attempts a shot against Georgetown forward Otto Porter (22) aboard the USS Bataan in Jacksonville on Nov. 9. Gators focused on avoiding letdown after hot startJURNY DUTY Weve all received the emails. The ones that were unfathomable a little more than three years ago. If UF students and other Gators football fans get these emails again in the next month, a fan base that considers itself one of the best in the nation will deserve to be lampooned. The emails come from the tickets are still available for the upcoming Florida football game. These emails became common after Floridas 137-game sellout streak ended on Sept. 3, 2011, in a season-opening win against Florida Atlantic. at the end of the 2009 season, when the program failed to sell its 17,500 allotted tickets for the Sugar Bowl.A According to the Gainesville Sun, 4,500 of those tickets were unsold three days before the game. Student ticket prices were reduced from $125 to $65. And this wasnt just any bowl game. The New Years Day contest against Cincinnati was Tim In a 51-24 win, Tebow completed 31 of 35 passes for 482 yards and three touchdowns while running for 51 yards and another score. If UF fails to sell their allotted tickets for this seasons Sugar Bowl, the fan base will look even worse. The Gators were expected to win it all in 2009. Florida controlled its title hopes until falling to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game. Fan disappointment in that case is understandable. This team is about as far from a disappointment as one can get. We viewed UF as an eight-win team before the season. Following a 17-9 loss to Georgia on Oct. 27, a BCS bowl did not appear to be in Floridas future. Nobody thought a title was a possibility before Kansas State and Oregon lost on Nov. 17. Some might not make the trip for fear of not seeing a competiFlorida fans cant afford bad showing in New Orleans FLORIDA BEAT TROY 87-62 ON TUESDAY IN THE OCONNELL CENTER. PHILLIP HEILMAN Alligator Writer For freshman Sydney Moss, the past week involved grieving and thousands of miles of plane rides. Tuesday night. After missing Mondays practice to be with family following the death of her grandfather, Moss returned to help lead Florida (6-3) past Troy (1-6) 87-62 on Tuesday in the OConnell Center. Im just happy to be back with my team, Moss said. with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting. She also pulled sists in a do-it-all effort. Sydney is just a playmaker, coach Amanda Butler said. All of us coaches and teammates included have come to expect that something good is going to hapFollowing a grind-it-out loss to Michigan on Saturday, Butler knew her team should expect an up-tempo contest against Troy, which averaged 81.3 points per game Freshman returns to team, sparks UF victory with all-around playSEE JOSH, PAGE 22 SEE WOMENS HOOPS, PAGE 22 In life, the hardest thing to be able to handle is success. When success comes, being able to handle that is important.Billy DonovanUF coach Josh Jurnovoytwitter: @joshjurnovoy UF Womens Bask etball

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22, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffTaylor Unroe celebrates after a point in UFs 3-0 win against College of Charleston on Dec. 1. VOLLEYBALL JOE MORGANAlligator Staff WriterIn Texas, they dont mess with Taylor Unroe. The Longhorns bring out the best in the Gators sophomore libero, and Unroe aims to continue the trend in the Sweet 16 on Friday night at 8 in Austin, Texas. Its helpful to see what teams tendencies are when theyre under pressure when the match is on the line, Unroe said of her experience with Texas. Its kind of nice to see how they react to situations like that, what plays they go to when they need a point. Unroe recorded 15 digs in a 3-0 (2927, 25-22, 26-24) loss to the Longhorns on Aug. 31 at the Nike Big Four Classic in University Park, Pa. She tallied 20 digs in Floridas 3-2 (25-22, 20-25, 25-13, 21-25, 15-12) win against Texas at the same tournament in 2011. Her 4.38 digs per set against the Longhorns best her 4.04 career aver age. Conference with 4.42 digs per set this season. Unroes defense comes against ar guably the best attack in the NCAA the last two seasons. Texas leads the nation with a .320 ished the 2011 campaign ranked fourth with a .286 clip. Perhaps the most dangerous Longhorn is outside hitter Haley Eckerman, who was unanimously chosen as the 2012 Big 12 Player of the Year. The sophomore leads the league with 4.51 kills and 5.16 points per set. Eckerman anchors the left side of Texas attack along with All-Big 12 outside hitter Bailey Webster, who ranks second in the league with 3.75 kills per set and is third in hitting per centage at .345. Despite Unroes defensive effort, the Gators could not stop the Longhorns left-side duo during their previous meeting at the Nike Big Four Classic. Eckerman and Webster combined for 29 kills and a .315 hitting percentage in the win. Theyre still one of the most physical teams weve seen this year, especially on the left side, Wise said. Their left sides are two elite, elite players. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@ alligator.org.UF libero key against high-powered foe tive matchup. Many assume Louisville, a 16.5-point underdog, will not keep the game close. Some fans worry they wont get their moneys worth. A Florida-Louisville matchup isnt as exciting as a showdown against Oklahoma. But Florida consistently proved it cant blow teams out. Even when the Gators win by a large margin, they arent fun to watch. Beating Bowling Green by 13 and topping Louisiana on a blocked punt amples. Even though UF wore down FSU was still close for three quarters. The Gators play to the level of their competition, and there is no reason to believe they wont continue to do the same against the Cardinals. A trip to New Orleans should be enough reason to go. If Gator Nation wants to keep its reputation intact, it needs to pack the house as Florida tries to cap a memorable season. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@ alligator.org. JOSH, from page 21Five Gators scored 10 or morebefore Tuesday. Florida featured a balanced offensive outMoss and redshirt freshman Carlie Needles each notched 18 points. Weve got a lot of different people who can be threatening, Butler said. Offensively, we did a really good job of playing well together, but everyone individually took their shots at the right time. Despite the balanced contributions, Flor ida could not pull away prior to halftime, a trend that cost UF in the loss to Michigan. Troys Aarika Howard connected on a jumper with 16:31 remaining in the second half to cut Floridas lead to 48-41 and put the Trojans back in the game. Florida responded with a 16-2 run during the next six minutes to open a 64-43 lead. We buckled down and got a couple stops and hit some shots along the stretch, Needles said. Our defense really ignites Moss, who admitted the recent travel drained her, capped the run with a layup. Though she was not fully ready to play, Butler said the team was glad to have her back. Its a great luxury to have a player like Sydney, Butler said. If you get the ball in her hands, she is really capable of doing anything on the court. WOMENS HOOPS, from page 21 Its helpful to see what teams tendencies are when theyre under pressure when the match is on the line.Taylor UnroeUF libero

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 23 ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator WriterArielle Gunderson carries a reminder of her sister wherever she goes. When she looks at her wrist, she sees a green bracelet with pink writing. On the outside, it says: Aubrae, forever in our hearts. Inscribed on the inside is: Enjoy life today; yesterday is gone, and tomorrow may never come. The Gators freshman knows the motto too well. Arielle and Aubrae grew up in Covington, Ga., a suburb about 35 miles outside Atlanta. Both girls played soccer and ran cross country. Both excelled in school. She got in trouble every once in a while, but honestly my parents had it so easy with her, Arielle said. When it came to school, she had a much better work ethic than I do. If she could have a 100 in that class, she was going to have a 100. The two behaved like typical siblings: ar guing, playing, inventing their own games and getting into just a little bit of trouble. We used to pillow-slide down the stairs, Arielle said. We used to get in a lot of trouble for this, because we wrecked a couple laundry baskets. We discovered that laundry baskets slide really well down the stairs. But on Sept. 26, 2005, while Arielle and her mother, Eileen, were at a friends house, tragedy struck. While at a voluntary cross-country practice, Aubrae tried to cross a stretch of Highway 138 about 200 yards from her school. An SUV stopped to let her pass but blocked her from the view of a car in the next lane. The car struck Aubrae, killing her instantly. She was 15. Aubraes death had a huge impact on Arielle, who was 11 years old. Whenever theres something traumatic in your life, its going to change who you are, Arielle said. time adjusting to her new reality. Large crowds made her claustrophobic, and she struggled to get through school days. dent in her clothing. My sister used to dress me, Arielle said. I was really a tomboy kind of kid, and she was like, You cant dress like that anymore. All of a sudden, I didnt know what to wear anymore. I went through drastic style changes. I was like that punk, probablyshouldnt-let-your-child-hang-out-with-thatup back at the way she used to dress me. She became impatient with things she deemed unimportant. But one thing kept her focused. I went back to practice two days after, she said. I literally needed it in my life. I loved ger after that. It was kind of like my outlet. much in the past three years. and Arielles Conyers (Ga.) Heritage High Patriots were about to go into halftime with a commanding 7-0 lead. Arielle beat one opponent off the dribble and attempted to cut inside, putting all her weight on her left foot. An opponent slide tackled her from behind and her left knee buckled. Her junior season was done. I knew, because all my weights there of course, thats your ACL, she said. The knee injury put Arielles recruitment at risk. She was in contact with the Gators coaching staff before the injury and attended UFs soccer camp. She suffered the ACL tear a week Arielle has a great combination of academics and athletics, Gators coach Becky Burleigh said. The combination of those two was really attractive to us. Although Arielle wanted to commit to Florida, her recruitment took a back seat to reher senior season. Once her knee healed, Arielle returned to Gainesville for soccer camp in the summer of 2011, and Burleigh told her UF was still inter ested in her. Arielle committed that October. After graduating in the spring of 2012, Arielle played for the Georgia Revolution of the Womens Premier Soccer League. On June 9, the Revolution faced Mississippi Fuego FC at the Jackson Preparatory School in Flowood, Miss. There, Arielle suffered another setback. In her second-to-last game in the WPSL before traveling to UF for the Summer B semester, Gunderson attempted a tackle and suffered another serious injury. I knew I had injured my knee and was probably going to have to redshirt, she said. An orthopedic surgeon told Arielle she had suffered another ACL tear. I think not-too-happy is an understatement, she said. I would probably say anger was the biggest thing. I was distraught. Arielle redshirted her freshman year. Bur leigh said she expects her to play a role as part of the Gators defense in the future. Shes very, very confrontational in her defense, Burleigh said. Shes got a really strong mentality, and thats something we really value on this team. Arielle watched her teammates advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament while spring soccer. It kind of gives you an edge that some people dont have, she said. If theyve never had the game taken away from them, sometimes you really dont understand how much you love it. More than 400 people gathered at the starting line at Heritage Highs track on Nov. 24. Many more watched from the stands. They were there for the Aubrae Gunderson Memorial Scholarship 5K Walk/Run. In the months following Aubraes death, some of her cross-country teammates approached their coaches about creating a scholarship run in her honor. I had some of the coaches come to me, because people were just donating money; the school was being sent money in her name, Dan Gunderson, Arielle and Aubraes father, said. It was all kind of a blur. The coaches were real helpful in putting it together. The 5K has been held the Saturday after Thanksgiving for the past seven years. The $1,250 scholarships are awarded to two Heritage student-athletes each year, and an additional scholarship is available to other students in the county. A parent complained to me that the scholarship didnt go to the best athlete; I was like, Yeah, youre missing the point. Its for student-athletes, Dan said, emphasizing the word student. But the 5K is not all business. One of the events is the High Heel Hustle, where par ticipants don stilettos and, at the shout of Ready, set, clearance sale! run a 40-yard dash. It is one of the funniest things youll ever witness in your life, Arielle said. My cousin Kenny has his pair and has since painted them The Gunderson family is also involved in the Aubrae Gunderson Invitational, a crosscountry meet Heritage hosts every September. The race was originally named the Patriot Invitational but was renamed in Aubraes honor. The race was the last she ever ran. The Invitational hosts hundreds of runners each year. For four years, one of those runners was Arielle Gunderson. Each year she ran, Arielle set personal records. I just had so much invested there that it was always my best run, she said. Its a cool feeling to know that so many people know her, and remember her, even if they never met her.FOREVER IN HER HEARTCourtesy to The AlligatorArielle Gunderson is expected to play a role in the Gators defense next season. Courtesy to The AlligatorArielle Gunderson has yet to play for UF after suffering a second ACL tear in June. Courtesy to The AlligatorArielle Gunderson honors the memory of her sister through her participation in the Aubrae Gunderson Invitational. Arielle set a personal best in each of her four runs. Injured freshman carries heavy burden after sisters tragic death

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