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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 72 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Hawthorne taxidermist James Wood knows his stuff. Check out the photo story on page 19. 65 /53Senior guard Kenny Boynton ended a rough shooting stretch on Sunday, tying a career high with 28 points in UFs win aganist Yale, pg. 33. Three miniature horses made the trip to visit the town, pg 9. Nachos, black bean tacos and quesadillas are new items, pg 15. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 24 CROSSWORD 25 SPORTS 28David Carr / Alligator StaffA semitruck carrying cattle ran off the road on Interstate 75 in Gainesville on Saturday afternoon. The all lanes. Alligator Staff WriterA semitruck transporting cattle crashed on Interstate 75 south of West Newberry Road, delays Saturday afternoon. The incident happened at about noon. Travis Carr, a 20-year-old Okeechobee resident, was driving southbound in his semitruck when one of the trucks front wheels blew out, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report. The truck veered right and struck a guardrail, according to the report. It continued south over the road shoulder until it crashed into a tree line near Mile Marker 387. responded to the crash. They redirecting highway personnel worked to clear the road. several cows that escaped from the truck. An ambulance took Carr to Shands at UF for treatment. His passenger, Bryan Martin, 50, of Okeechobee, suffered minor injuries, according to the report. I-75 slowed down. At 12:30 p.m., Gainesville/ was backed up about 9 miles south from the crash to Paynes Prairie. 12 miles past exit 400 in Alachua. all southbound lanes after clearing the road and gathering all the escaped cattle with the exception of one animal. It was shot after it became aggressive, according to published reports. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org.I-75 drivers encounter crash, livestock near Gainesville Alligator Contributing WritersAs classes start, a group of about 330 UF students will not classrooms ever, they will make history for themselves and their school. As part of a new program to boost enrollment and integrate entrepreneurship into traditional coursework, Innovation Academy students will take on-campus classes Spring through Summer and enjoy summer break during the Fall semester, when they can take online courses, study abroad or do internships. Students in the program can choose from seven colleges and about 29 majors ranging from plant science to political science but will all complete a base curriculum, which focuses on innovation and creativity skills that apIn UF President Bernie Machens Friday morning address to welcome the Innovation Academy Class of 2016 to campus, he praised students for their participation in an unprecedented program. He said Innovation Academy is Innovation Academy students start schoolSEE ACADEMY, PAGE 4CAMPUS Alligator WriterUF students who need a ride after dark can now make a request with a new smartphone application, SNAP UF. The free app, which was released Dec. 6 by the Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol, shows where vans are in real time on a map and gives alerts when a van is approaching. The app is available for download on iOS and tronover, but students will not be able to make ride requests for a few weeks. Castronover, who runs the day-to-day operations of SNAP, said the GPS technology is still being installed into SNAP vans. The app is sponsored by UF Student Government, Transportation and Parking Services and University Police. Developing the app and its updates, which cost about $10,000, is funded by student parking tickets. Student government agency Nightlife Navigators approached Totuit, a mobile platform development company based in UFs Innovation Hub, with the idea of creating an app in summer 2012. Its a responsibility we are giving students, that they should take advantage of their transportation services, said Cristian Arango, director of Nightlife Navigators and a 20-year-old history and political science junior. Its funded by students, for students. We hope its gonna make it a lot easier for everybody students and employees, Castronover said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org.Mobile app to offer UF students snappier nighttime rides Its a responsibility we are giving students, that they should take advantage of their transportation services.Christian Arangodirector of Nightlife Navigators

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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 72 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 77/56 CLOUDY 78/56 CLOUDY 79/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/62 PARTLY CLOUDY 75/59 FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY WHATS HAPPENING?Floridances Spring auditions Auditions will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Stephen C. OConnell Center dance studio located near Gate 2. Check-in is at 6:45 p.m. Dance styles will include ballet and contemporary. Improv company auditions Auditions for a new improv group, Much Ado about The Doris, aka MAD about The Doris will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Doris, 716 N. Main St. Some improv experience would be good for those auditioning, but all are welcome. The audition will consist of improv exercises and games. The company will perform around the commu nity. For more information, call Sidney Homan at 352-3789166 or email shakes@ufl.edu. OAS Peer Mentor applications available The Office of Academic Support (OAS) offers academ ic and personal enrichment services to UF students. It primarily serves first-generation students and students consid ered disadvantaged economi cally, educationally or cultur ally. OAS Peer Mentors play a key role in its goal to provide an encouraging and welcoming environment for incoming students. Peer Mentors help incoming first-generation students transition from high school to college. Applications are due at 5 p.m. Jan. 25 in Little Hall, Room 311. Visit www.oas.aa.ufl.edu/studentpositions.aspx to access the application and browse a detailed description of duties. 76-year-old man trapped hunt ing for lottery ticket AMSTERDAM What are the odds? A 76-year-old man trapped himself in an underground wastepaper container in Amsterdam after he clambered in to hunt for a lottery ticket. Police said in a statement the elderly man managed to open the container and climb in Thursday because he feared he had tossed out a lottery ticket along with other used paper. Dilts, made his appearance at about 2 p.m. They were delivered by the same doctor at Summa Akron City Hospital. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cat that spent a week in Mass. tree found MARION, Mass. A stray cat that spent at least a week stuck in a Massachusetts tree before plunging 80 feet to the ground all things considered, appears to be in good health. A Marion Animal Hospital veterinarian said Wednesday its unbelievable that the cat dubbed Fortunate has just a couple of pulled muscles and a possible parasitic infection. The cat was spotted in a Rochester, Mass., tree on Christmas Eve. Several rescue attempts branch it was perched on Sunday. Cat shelter founder Pam tish feline on Tuesday. Robinson tells The Standard Times she will keep the cat for a few weeks so it can regain weight before putting it up for adoption. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 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 for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Passers-by heard him calling for help and alerted the police, who freed him with the help of The bad news? The man THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mass. cops caught egging superior officers home NEWTON, Mass. Massachusetts police responding to reports of teenagers tossing eggs at a house last month got quite a surprise when they tracked down the suspects. A department spokesman tells The MetroWest Daily News the three people who egged the house in Framingham early Dec. 11 were fellow ing with the Newton police. They were off duty at the time. They told Framingham police the egging incident was a prank, a joke between friends. The homeowner is a Newton police sergeant and their supeis being handled internally. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Twin mothers in Ohio give birth the same day AKRON, Ohio Aiden and Donavyn didnt wait until New Years Day to come screaming into the world, but the circumstances of their births are still pretty special: The babies were born about two hours apart to Ohio mothers who are identical twins. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the 19-year-old mothers Aimee and Ashlee Nelson werent raised to do things alike and did not plan the births to come at the same time. In fact, their due dates were about a week apart. Aimees son, Donavyn Scott Bratten, was born just after noon on the last day of 2012. Ashlees son, Aiden Lee Alan

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 Jan. 5, 1968: Fightin Sam, a personal friend of Albert the Alligator, gains fame for being doggoned crazy about the Gators. Sam, a Boxer, runs with the football team during practice and wears his own personalized jacket. He is owned and trained by Sarge Bannister, football team equipment manager. Sam sometimes gets leftover meat from the team. Rumor has it he can push a football with his nose for a touchdown. Jan. 8, 1975: A majority of UF professors sampled in a random telephone survey by the Alligator favor a return to the semester system in place of the quarter system. Professors from almost all of UF colleges said they would prefer going back to the semester system. Chemistry professor Paul Tarrant was at UF when it had a semester system and said it should have never gone to quarters. The student had a longer time to meditate and think about the material being presented him, Tarrant said. Jan. 10, 2000: theyre breathing a sigh of relief on a job well done after years of preparation for Y2K. Robin Mar rin, a UF computer applications coordinator, said most of the problems relating to a systemswide computer crash are gone. Marin said the money spent on one penny or one minute was wasted on Y2K preparations, Marrin said. Jan. 11, 2010: Gainesvilles Queer Activist Coalition, Stand Up Florida and several advocacy organizations marched down Northwest 37th Street, hoisting a rainbow banner and signs calling for tolerance and acceptance. The group of about 40 stood across from signs planted on the property of Dove World Outreach Center that had messages such as Homo leads to Hell. They waved banners, planted rainsigns and altered signs to read God loves youR butT... JENNA LYONSFile PhotoMembers of the Queer Activist Coalition and Stand-Up Florida stood outside the Dove World Outreach Center on Northwest 37th Street on Sunday to protest its messages. UF SOLD ABOUT 7,000 STUDENT TICKETS. KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Staff WriterNEW ORLEANS In a sea of red outside of the Mercedes-Benz started to chant, Its great to be a Florida Gator! Seconds later, University of Louisville fans drowned them out with their cheers, which had become common in New Orleans leading up to the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Despite being outnumbered prior to the game, 25-year-old Oviedo resident Kristyna Adams said she ready to cheer on the Gators. I think that Gator fans showed up in abundance today, Adams said. Last night we were a minority. But today, Gator fans have risen, and were here to cheer. More fans may have showed up on the day of the game, but it wasnt enough. The university sold about 7,000 of its allotted 17,500 tickets. The total attendance on Wednesday was 54,178 the lowest Sugar Bowl attendance since 1939. Some thought the high cost of the tickets deterred students from making the trip. The university sold tickets for $102 to its students only about $50 cheaper than general public tickets. It shocked me how expensive it was for students, said 21-yearold biology junior Cole McCarty. Still, others said that Louisville fans outnumbered Florida fans because the Sugar Bowl isnt viewed as a big game to them anymore. This was the Gators ninth SugWith the Gator fans strong history, this isnt enough for them anymore, 56-year-old University of Louisville alumni Charles Lang said before the game. They wanted to be in the national championship and playing a bigger team. Stranger things have happened, but if we were to upset Florida, thatd mean a big deal to us. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org.Gator fans show low interest in Sugar Bowl With the Gator fans strong history, this isnt enough for them anymore.Charles LangUniversity of Louisville alumni

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a wise choice for students because it addresses the student debt problem. It offers education. It also makes room for qualitrepreneurial skills to encourage students to start their own companies or be more when most students their age cant beit. specialist graduate assistant for the prodent chose to be there. lenge is getting the students to understand the program and the Spring/Summer Another complaint among students classes. A further concern is that students cant these students can attend the games with a valid student ID and ticket. eligible to participate in this past seasons registered students until this Spring. offered me opportunities other students dents are participating in the program. students to ever graduate from this proa Gator for her daughter. ALLIGATOR Javier Edwards / AlligatorUF President Bernie Machen addresses students at the convocation of the Innovation Academy in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on Friday. IA students can attend Fall football games with student ID and ticket AC ADEMY, from page 1 JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff Writerdirectors withdrew the charter of the rector Brian C. Warren Jr. tigating the chapter for numerous viothe chapters closing was not the result hazing. Sikes provided a statement that deboards decision. one to make and look forward to the cording to the chapters now-removed Manpower page on the national webwe have no other option but to withsaid. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@alliga tor.org.Sig Eps UF chapter closed for misconductHIGHER EDUC A TION SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff Writer launched an initiative to show that the state tive impact increased funding has for higher state understand the importance of higher education. tion on not increasing tuition. degrees more affordable and more connected est higher education leaders who are committed to holding the line on tuition. We look for together a proposed budget and other policies lamil said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org.Statewide initiative pushes for priority in higher education

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EACH ADDED OFFICERS TO 12 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterAs Alachua County students resumed classes Thursday, city and county law enforcement agencies ementary schools to provide extra security for the new year. response to concerns surrounding the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn., which left 26 people dead. to 12 elementary schools across the city, said GPD spokesman Ben Tobias. Tobias said GPD wants to keep six weeks, but that will depend on available to work. During that time, Gainesville Police will staff schools with unior overtime reassignments, Tobias said. Its one of those balancing acts, could strain other areas of the department. would be a 4 percent increase to the 300-member police force, which would cost GPD about $1 million per year, Tobias said. In a perfect world, where funding isnt even an issue, this is what wed like to do, he said. But thats a huge, huge number for us. In a similar move, the Alachua tioned deputies at 12 elementary schools across the county Thursday, according to an ASO news release. schools: Alachua, Archer, Chiles, Hidden Oak, Idylwild, Irby, Lake Forest, Meadowbrook, Newberry, Shell, Waldo and Wiles. budget. Representatives from GPD, ASO, Alachua Police, High Springs Police and other local law enforcement agencies formed a joint work group with Alachua County Public Schools to create a more long-term solution, according to an Alachua County Public Schools press release. The school district said the group will also work with local mental health experts to seek more state support for mental health services. Tobias said he hopes the temelementary schools will turn into a permanent solution. GPD Chief Tony Jones said his department is committed to students safety. Protecting these children needs to be our top priority, he said in a statement. They are our most vulnerable citizens. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@ alligator.org. MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 David Carr / Alligator Staff

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialMONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 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 352-376-4458.77% YES 23% NO370 TOTAL VOTESWednesdays question: Are you glad school is over? Todays question: Are you ready for classes to start? BBC in the USA: Downton is your life An overbearing mother. Class warfare. Spats with loved ones and dramatic relationships. Sound familiar? Its the basic skeleton of any episode of Downton Abbey, but theyre also signs of a new semester. Welcome to the Spring semester of 2013. Its going to be a doozy. It may not be as fancy as life at Downton, and you may not drink as much tea, but it will rival the series in drama and hard work. Please dont worry. Because this piece contains no spoilers for the third season of Downton, which only just started airing here in the United States. Take the upstairs, the family. You have the Dowager Countess making demands and funny quips. She sounds like everyones mom or grandmother, especially when big exams roll around. You want to please them, but you also totally know better. Get used to it. Also, you dont know better. Theres Mary and Matthew, on-again, off-again lovers who Theyre the Ross and Rachel of 1920. Theyre also exactly like those two people in your group of friends who cant decide if theyre in a relationship or not, or if theyre on a break. Get used to it. Lady Sybil, the younger daughter at Downton, wants to wear pants! Thats a new idea back then. These days, were lucky to see a celebrity wearing pants at all. Sybils a pretty progressive lady for her time, so follow her example and make some daring wardrobe choices of your own. Dont forget about Edith, the one sister at Downton who just just start to pity her and no woman wants that. Shes plucky enough that shell pick herself up by her bootstraps. Then theres the downstairs crew: a whole host of people who cook and clean all day. Take Mrs. Patmore, for example. Shes a tough lady who takes no funny business. Lets all try to be like her during this semester. But maybe be a little more understanding than she can be at times. Dont be like Thomas. Now, hes a pretty misunderstood character, but he has a very mean streak in him. Hes the same as OBrien, a woman who will stoop to low places to get back at people and get whatever she wants. Instead, be like Branson, the handsome and charming chauffeur who also happens to be a socialist. Were not saying to become socialists, so put your email urge away. Hes just a man who knows what he wants and to be treated fairly. Start this new semester with your best foot forward. Thats all were trying to say. The characters on Downton Abbey go through a ton of emotional turmoil in nearly every episode. They literally go through war. So, with the new season coming to America this week, take it to heart. Its a metaphor for your own life, even though the series takes place a hundred years ago. If they can make it through World War I, you can make it through the Spring semester at UF. Welcome back. Welcome home.Elegy of an apocalypse: A high school taleWell, the world didnt end like the Mayans said it would. Its good news for us as a human race, but its pretty bad news for the betting ticket I had $500 on 10,000-1 odds that the Mayan prediction would come true. cash it in anyway. Or what I would have spent my winnings on. Its a funny story how I got that ticket, though. It was back in 2007. I was 16, even more foolish than I am now and at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes morning meeting. They had a projector in the high school auditorium with the lights turned off. While everyone else was making out, I watched a YouTube video on the big screen. Then they dropped the Mayan knowledge bomb on us a bunch of high schoolers, the children of the 90s who didnt become skeptical until later thanks to MythBusters and snopes.com. I grabbed a doughnut as I walked out of the meeting, feeling woozy, as if Id just given blood. I snacked slowly and There was a guy out there. Scraggly, lost, scary. All beard and no face. Is this 2007? he shouted at me. I think I nodded. I was almost scared enough to go back inside. He started toward me, waving a small ticket angrily in my face. He said he was from the future, from January of 2013, and he hadnt liked the post-Mayan apocalypse world as much as he thought he would. He had stocked up on all kind of weapons and storage items to keep himself alive in the event of apocalypse. Hed even gone out to a very sketchy bookie and laid money on the world ending that day; the bookie gave him 10,000-1 odds after he promised to put $500 on it. Then they took his money and laughed. The day came. He walked around with ears pricked, listening for a humongous boom or even a teeny one. Nothing. He lay in bed all night like a kid waiting for Santa Claus, but not a creature stirred, not even Zipacna, the son of Seven Macaw, to unleash vicious earthquakes on the Earth. He said he was very depressed the next few weeks. I really had no desire to hear about his emotional problems, so I cut him off and challenged him to prove he was from the future. How? he asked. Tell me whos No. 1 in college basketball. Its Duke. Theyve got a really good white guy. Thats actually pretty believable. Tell me something I wont believe. Then he told me some of the most bald-faced, ridiculous lies Id ever heard. First, he said Barack Obama was elected to his second term, but Hillary Clinton was leaving her post as secretary of state. Then he told me about a couple with some K-heavy names that I didnt recognize who would be all over the news: this rich girl with a sex tape and a reality show and JayZs beat-maker. Supposedly they would be having a baby together, and this would somehow be a big story. He offered me the ticket. Ill give it to you for 10 bucks, kid, I just need some food. Of course, I didnt believe him about being from the future, but the ticket was real-looking enough. I thought his predictions were funny, though, so I asked him what would happen to Florida football after the world didnt end. He said Tebow would be in the NFL backing up Greg McElroy and Mark Sanchez, and the Gators would lose their bowl game to Louisville. then bought the ticket. Happy 2013, everybody. Dallin Kelson is an English senior at UF. His columns runs on Mondays. Sarah Kinonen EDITOR Julia Glum MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Dallin Kelsonopinions@alligator.org

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Julia Glum is a 20-year-old journalism junior at UF and the print Managing Editor at the Alligator. Once, she went to report on what her editor said was a robbery. Turns out it was a double homicide. She likes lasagna, John Green books, hedgehogs, Flacos pan con lechon sandwiches and Impressionist art. She dislikes yellow Skittles, toasters, people who hate the Jonas Brothers and the rule of three. Hopefully shell end up working in childrens book publishing someday. For now, send her story ideas and/or money at jglum@ alligator.org. Sarah Kinonen is a 21-year-old journalism senior at UF. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Alligator and thinks journalism is the cats meow. When shes not working weeknights at the Alligator, she enjoys browsing the Web for all things cat-related, listening to her favorite musicians on vinyl and running around her neighbor hood in bright pink sneakers. Unfortunately, she is a child of the 21st century and is sadly addicted to her iPhone. She would love to pursue a career magazine after graduation. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about anything at all during the Spring semester, feel free to shoot an email to her at skinonen@alligator.org. Evan Walker is a 24-year-old graduate student at UF. He currently the online Managing Editor of the Alligator. He studied English and creative writing at Stetson University. He is now pursuing a masters in science/health communication with a focus on journalism. Hes from Daytona Beach. Dont go there when it isnt a week with a name. When not wrangling alligator.org, he is dabbling in web coding and design, writing obscure personal until hes well past older than a quarter of a century. Send your constructive or deconstructive criticism at ewalker@alligator.org. Glum MEET THE EDITORSSami Main is a 21-year-old journalism senior at UF. In addition to Opinions Editor for the Alligator, she is also the president of Theatre Strike Force. TSF is one of the largest college improv troupes and is UFs premier improv and sketch comedy group. She enjoys cats. She enjoys thinking about cats, looking at pictures of cats and talking about cats. You can also an avid fan of BuzzFeed, but if you know her in real life, then you already knew that. She reads every email sent to opinions@alligator.org, so dont waste her time. Kinonen Walker Main

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 Courtesy to the AlligatorMagic, a Gentle Carousel mini horse of High Springs, comforts a Newtown, Conn., girl at a memorial site in the town. Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses is visiting the Newtown community to aid in the healing process. JEWEL MIDELISAlligator Contributing WriterAs the people of Newtown, Conn., attempt to move forward following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, three special guests from High Springs traveled more than 1,000 miles to comfort the saddened souls. Magic, Wakanda and Aladdin three blue-eyed, miniature horses from Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses traveled with organization founders and volunteers to help comfort Newtown residents. Debbie Garcia-Bengochea, co-founder of Gentle Carousel, said she received phone calls from victims families asking the organization to bring its miniature horses to the town. Garcia-Bengochea said the organization decided to make the trip north after a parent told them, We want our children to dream of minis, not monsters. For the past week, the 2-foot-tall horses have had private meetings with school sur ers and community members. Garcia-Bengochea said the Dec.14 school shooting, which left 20 students and six adults dead, has affected everyone in the town. It is a very intense situation to be here and be part of this, she said. Everyone handles things differently, but its a very sad time. Garcia-Bengochea said the Magic, a jet-black horse with a white face. She described the reaction of the Newtown children, saying they wanted to be sprinkled with Magics fairy dust after they saw the sparkles shining from the horses hair. On Saturday, more than 600 people gathered at the towns library to meet the three mini horses, Garcia-Bengochea said. The outpouring of people that want to be with the horses was amazing, she said. dents to extend their visit, Gentle Carousel plans to stay an extra week in town. Although the trip has been Bengochea said donations from around the world helped make the trip possible for the horses. She said a medical volunteer from Maryland brought a heated horse ambulance to Newtown so the horses could stay warm at night. A horse training facility near the town also offered an indoor arena for the trio to relax in, as well as pastures for them to run around in after work. Today, Garcia-Bengochea and the horses will go to other schools in the Newtown area in hopes of comforting children and school staff. Garcia-Bengochea said the organization will name its newest therapy horse after one of the Sandy Hook Elementary students who passed away during the shooting. The childs family will follow the horses two-year training process. Garcia-Bengochea said she hopes Gentle Carousel can return to Newtown this summer. When you see the things weve seen, we absolutely feel like we wouldnt want to be anywhere else, she said.High Springs therapy horses bring comfort to Newtown communityThree mini horses went

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KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterKate Lambert stooped over an open freezer chest, pulling out shopping basket. Since Lambert served the frozen treat instead of wedding cake on her special day three years ago, specialty item until the opening Joes grocery store Dec. 12. ritas and heaven, she said. Ive missed these for three years. grocery store in Butler Plaza the second Florida location of the California-based chain expanded specialty food options for Gainesville residents. In spite of the rain on opening day, an arch of orange and blue balloons greeted the steady in front of the store. the eight registers stretched more than seven customers long, choking nearby aisles. Its been like this all day, even with the rain, said employee Liz dont bother them. member, said 127 people waited to crowd into the store at the 8 a.m. opening. By 9 a.m., 600 people had walked through the doors. Vinnie Athey, a 25-year-old intern with Reformed University Fellowship, said he went to the store and expected a spectacle similar to Walmart during Black Friday. He said the atmosphere was lively but more civil than he expected. We were really just coming for the festivities, Athey said. What we got was an island adventure. been enjoying seems to be trickling into neighboring stores in the plaza, said PetSmart operations into the space next door. Its ridiculous how many der around, she said. said. shop here, she said. If youre likely to care about the quality of your food, youll also care about catering to the needs of your pet. after many students left town for Winter Break, Store Manager Jodi McCullough said employees became familiar with many of Gainesvilles permanent residents. a great opportunity to meet the folks that live here all year round, for locals to come in and check out the store, she said. So far, McCullough said, orange chicken, the 99-cent handmade Italian pasta, Green Plant juice and the whole selection of Indian food have been best sellers. Gainesville, and I think weve tapped into that market well, she said. I think this is a really great addition to the grocery landscape. 10, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 David Carr / AlligatorTrader Joes opened at 8 a.m. on Dec. 12 in Butler Plaza to a crowd of more than 100 people. About 600 people had walked through the doors by 9 a.m. LOCALFirst Trader Joes in Gainesville opens to excited customers

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 11 CRIME KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterA Gainesville man was arrested Saturday night on charges of chasing another man with a samurai sword and resisting arrest. The incident started just after 10 p.m. Saturday when Robert Chesser, 46, of 635 SW 11th Place, started to argue with the victim, according to a GPD arrest report. Witnesses told police they saw Chesser run into his apartment, come out with a 3-foot long samurai sword and chase the man, swinging the sword at him. When police arrived, Chesser ignored back into his apartment. Chesser had access to numerous swords and other bladed weapons, according to the report. talked to Chesser through his front door, asking him to come out. Chesser then charged at police with a mop, yelling I will f****** kill you, according to the report. the house to subdue him, but Chesser struck the dog with the mop handle. used a Taser to subdue and arrest Chesser. Police charged Chesser with aggravated assault, two counts of assault on a law violence, and striking or interfering with a police animal, according to the report. GPD spokesman Ben Tobias said Chesser was diagnosed with several mental disorders and is on psychotropic medications. Police booked Chesser into the Alachua County Jail at 11:18 p.m. Satur day, where he remained Sunday with a $30,000 bond. not injured during the incident. This incident could have ended a lot were able to subdue Chesser before he was able to seriously injure or kill anyone. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator. org.Police arrest man with sword ALGEBRA NATION WILL LAUNCH STATEWIDE JAN. 15. JENNIFER MARTINEZ PINILLOAlligator Contributing WriterThe UF Lastinger Center for Learning and Study Edge partnered to develop a free program to serve as a study aid for middle and high school students taking the Algebra 1 End-of-Course Assessment. Algebra Nation launches Jan. 15. Students will have access to study guides and video review sessions that will cover topics on the assessment. Students will also have access to a study wall where they can post questions for experts or other students to answer. The program will also schedule tutoring sessions, especially as the date of the assessment gets closer, said Donald Pemberton, director of the Lastinger Center for Learning. In 2012, more than 40 percent of middle and high school students failed the assessment, which began in 2011, said Study Edge president Ethan Fieldman. Students who fail the assessment have to retake the test and pass it in order to receive credit for the class. The program will be accessible through the Algebra Nation website and through a mobile device application for iPhones, Androids and tablets. Students can register on the website now to receive updates. The review videos were created by teachers from school districts around Flor ida who have helped their students score high on the assessment, Pemberton said. The Lastinger Center for Learning and Study Edge worked closely with the Flor ida Department of Education to develop this program. Next school year, the program will also cover the biology and geometry assessments, which started in 2012.Program aims to prepare algebra students for successChesser

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MARJORIE NUNEZAlligator Contributing WriterThe rescue team wanted to name the par alyzed dachshund given a second chance days before Christmas St. Nick. Instead, the dog once scheduled for euthanization, now living with a foster family in Gainesville was dubbed Vixen. The 4-year-old female wiener dog was suffering from intervertebral disc disease, a neurological problem affecting the spine, when she was dropped off at Miami-Dade Animal Services on Dec. 21. She was unable to walk and was scheduled to be put down at noon the next day, said Steven Spierer, a board member of the Dachshund Rescue South Florida organization. The afternoon Vixen was dropped off, a staff member contacted Dachshund Rescue South Florida. The organization does not accept dogs gery and recovery can run up to more than $5,000, Spierer said. But the organization still wanted to help. As soon as it heard about Vixen, Dachshund Rescue South Florida posted about her on its Facebook page. Shortly after, they got a response from Carrie Santare, a neurology resident at UFs College of Veterinary Medicine. According to an email from Sarah Carey, the director of Public Relations at the college, Santare offered to foster Vixen if she had feeling in her legs. If a dog with her disease can feel its legs, it has an 80 to 90 percent chance of recover ing enough to walk. Santare agreed to foster Vixen. A group of seven people relayed Vixen from South Florida to Gainesville that same night. Vixen traveled for about six hours, and Santare drove an hour and a half south of Gainesville to pick her up. Its remarkable what can be done when just normal people work together for a cause, Spierer said. Within the next couple of days, it was determined that Vixens disease was caused by a ruptured nancial assistance, Carey said. On Dec. 24, Vixen had an emergency sur gery to decompress her spinal cord. On Christmas morning, Vixen went home with Santare. On Dec. 26, she was walking with a wobble. I have fallen in love with her, but she needs a forever home, Santare said. She is great with my two boxers and the cat. She has a heart of gold and will make someone extremely happy. She is my Christmas mir acle. 12, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013Courtesy to the AlligatorAfter being scheduled to be put down on Dec. 22, Vixen, a 4-year-old dachshund, found a home with a foster family in Gainesville. Paralyzed dog walks again in Gainesville Christmas miracle THE STUDENTS WON $2,500. ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator Staff WriterTwo UF students mapped out the entire world in 14 hours. Joseph Murphy and Chad Juehring won the worlds largest student data visualization competition for their program, Six Degrees of Transportation. student in a UFs Digital Worlds Institutes masters program, competed in the Interactive Challenge at the Visualizing Global Marathon with Juehring, a 30-year-old in his second year of the same program. Of the 1,017 students scattered across 38 countries and 176 univer sities, Six Degrees of Transportation was chosen as one of the best interactive projects submitted online for the 2012 competition. In the competition, students had 48 hours to tackle one of three data-visualizing challenges. The three options were Disease Alerts, Global Flights Network and U.S. Election in Social Media. Murphy and Juehring chose the Global Flights Network challenge, which had nine other entries. Contestants were asked to look patterns worldwide and visualize them in a new way. Murphy said their interactive design mimics a solar system and measures distance. Our perspective was to look at it not as a network looking down at Earth, but thinking of it as a single person, Murphy said. Six Degrees of Transportation has dozens of colored circles that represent airports all over the world. A person can choose an air port, and the program will show nal destination. I would never plan my travel using it, but it is fun to play with, Murphy said. During the 14 hours it took to program, Murphy and Juehring took turns sleeping and had data ers. For their design, they won $2,500, which they will split. For me it was about having a good portfolio piece, whether we won or not, he said. Winning was a good bonus, though. James Oliverio, director of the Digital Works Institute, wrote in an email that he was proud of Murphy and Juehrings work. Their intuitive interaction design and solid technical prowess this project, but in their ongoing work in Digital Worlds classes, he said. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org data visualization contest KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterA Pinellas Park woman was arrested Dec. 27 in connection with two Walmart robberies in Gainesville. rested Regina Mary Rossi, 52, and charged her with two counts ing to a GPD arrest report. At about 3 p.m. on Black Friday, Rossi walked into the Walmart on Northeast 12th Avenue wearing a snow cap with a black wig. Once inside, she walked around the store and put toys and a poinsettia into her cart. Then she approached a garden center cashier, according to the report. Rossi pulled out a black handgun, pointed it at the cashier and ordered the woman to When the cashier said she couldnt open the register, Rossi removed a toy jewelry box from her cart and asked the woman to ring up the item and give her cash. Rossi stole more than $700 store, according to the report. the scene, where a K-9 unit ofRossis trail. Police later found a shirt, blue jeans, cap and boots that Rossi wore during the time of the robbery, according to the report. A detective from Gainesville Polices Forensic Crime Unit the toys, the counter inside the store and on the cart she used. On Dec. 26, Rossi walked into the Walmart on Northwest 13th Street. This time, she did not wear a disguise. She walked around the store again, putting toys into her cart. Rossi approached a cashier in the stores garden center. As the cashier rang up and bagged the toys in Rossis cart, Rossi told the clerk she had a gun in her purse and demanded all money in the register, according to the report. The cashier gave Rossi the cash and the the store westbound toward Bank of America, in the 2700 block of Northwest 13th Street. Police did not say how much money was stolen. The stores surveillance cameras captured Rossi robbing scene. gerprint evidence, detectives obtained a photograph of Rossi, according to the report. During an interview, investigators presented a photo of Rossi to one of the Walmart cathe alleged robber. located and arrested Rossi outside her sisters house in Fort White. During questioning, Rossi told police she robbed the Walmart stores because she lost cusand that her house was being foreclosed on, according to the report. booked Rossi into the Columbia County Jail. She was later taken to the the Alachua County Jail. Meanwhile, Rossis car was towed to University Towing in Gainesville. Inside the car, police found a black Taurus .38-caliber handgun as well as ammunition. They also found a bag of toys, a receipt and sunglasses Rossi wore during one of the robber ies. the Alachua County Jail at 11:44 a.m. Dec. 30. As of Sunday night, she remained in custody with a $200,000 bond. Gainesville Polices crime analysts sent out Rossis information to other law enforcement agencies in the state to see if she could be connected to any other unsolved robberies, said GPD spokesman Ben Tobias. As of Friday, he said, Rossi may be connected to at least two other robberies, one of which happened in Pinellas County. Tobias could not give any more details on the other incidents. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator.org.Rossi CRIME She has a heart of gold and will make someone extremely happy. She is my Christmas miracle.Carrie Santareneurology resident

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 13 AP PhotoTheifosaurus Rex CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff WriterA Gainesville man arrested in October accused of importing stolen dinosaur fossils from Asia plead guilty before a New York judge on Dec. 27. As part of his plea, Eric Prokopi agreed to forfeit a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton he allegedly stole from Mongolia and sold for about $1 million, acfor the Southern District of New York. Prokopi, a 38-year-old Gainesville resident and self-described commercial paleontologist, will also give up two additional Tyrannosaurus bataar skeletons, as well as Sauolophus and Oviraptor fossils. Prokopi was charged with conspiracy to smuggle illegal goods, entry of goods by means of false statements and interstate and foreign transport of goods converted and taken by fraud. If convicted, he faces a total of 17 years in prison for the charges, accordFossils and ancient skeletal remains are part of the fabric of a countrys natural history and cultural heritage, and black mar keteers like Prokopi, who illegally export and sell these wonders, steal a slice of that history, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara wrote in a statement. From 2010 to 2012, Prokopi allegedly stole dinosaur skeletons from Mongolia and imported them into the U.S. He is also accused of providing U.S. Customs and about the fossils origin, value and identity. Early last year, Prokopi listed a Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton for auction through Heritage Auctions, an auctioning website. On May 20, an anonymous buyer from Manhattan bought the fossil for about $1 million dollars. The next day, U.S. governquest of the Mongolian government. That same month, Prokopi also sold the remains of a Saurolophus angustirostris, a dinosaur from the late Cretaceous period, for $75,000 to I.M. Chait, an auction house located in Beverly Hills. In October, agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements Homeland Security Investigations arrested Prokopi at his house on the 5900 block of Southwest 13th Street. A New York judge will sentence Prokopi on April 25. With Prokopis guilty plea, Bharara praised investigators for their work in the case. We are pleased that we can now begin the process of returning these prehistoric fossils to their countries of origin, he said. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@ alligator.org.Gainesville bone collector pleads guilty in dino fossil case

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THE MACHINE COSTS $200,000. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff WriterThey are at security checkpoints in airports all over the world. Large full-body scanners give Transportation Security glimpse into what were hiding in our pockets. These machines, used to prevent passengers from bringing dangerous items into terminals and onto air planes, have now made their way into county jails across the state. At the Alachua County Jail, deputies recently started using a RadPRO SecurPASS scanner to screen criminals for any contraband before booking them into the jail. Security is enhanced by ensuring tools and/or weapons are not introduced into the facility by prisoners/ inmates, wrote Capt. Jeff Cloutier, ASO Security Oper ations Division Commander at the jail, in an email. The Alachua County Sher machine in September from Canon U.S.A. Inc., the same company that manufactures cameras and printers, for $200,000. The money came from cording to an ASO news release. joins Marion, Indian River, Polk, St. Lucie, Palm Beach and Pasco county sheriffs ofners in their jails, Cloutier said. With the new machine, ofto search an inmate if they believe he or she is trying to sneak illegal items into the jail. A traditional strip search requires several deputies and could take 15 minutes to complete, said ASO spokesman Lt. Todd Kelly. screen an inmate for contraband in seconds. Heres how it works: An inmate steps onto a platform and is moved across a gate that shoots an X-ray beam, which takes a digital X-ray of the inmate from head to toe. After a few seconds, the scanner produces a detailed image of the inmates body, and the picture is sent to a checks to see if the scanner located any hidden items. The machine can detect weapons, drugs, chemical and biological materials, and items as small as a needle, according to the SecurPASS website. If the machine detects any duct a strip search and conthe inmate. During a testing session handcuff key hidden inside an inmates rectum, an item that would have gone unnoticed without the machine, Kelly said. Along with keeping illegal items out of the jail, Sheriff Sadie Darnell said the machine would help improve work security. We are committed to providing a safe environment for employees at the jail and want criminals to know that the Alachua County Jail is not where you want to try to smuggle contraband, she said. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org. MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 David Carr / Alligator Staff Body scanner gives jail inside view of criminals COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterLa Lola Loca, the Latin food truck that rolled onto campus last Fall, is back this semester. New additions on the menu include nachos, black bean tacos and burritos, plus quesadillas. Chips and queso will replace chips with queso. The food truck will be open from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the North Lawn of the Reitz Union. Last semester, it traveled to locations like Century Tower and Library West. Food items are less than $10, according to the La Lola Loca UF Facebook page. Customers can pay with Flex Bucks and Declining Balances on their Gator 1 Cards, as well as cash and credit cards. Marketing program manager for Gator Dining Services Jill Rodriguez wrote in an email that La Lola Loca will be on campus will be added this semester. La Lola Loca was well-received by both students and faculty, Rodriguez wrote. Twenty-two-year-old chemical engineer ing senior Tim Heneks said he likes to order the Tacodilla. La Lola Loca combines everything I love about about Mexican [food], he said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org.Food truck expands Latin food menu La Lola Loca was well-received by both students and faculty.marketing program manager

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16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 THE EVENT IS TUESDAY. CARINA SEAGRAVEAlligator Contributing WriterAt Chuys, the king of rock n roll never left the building, especially not before his birthday. The Tex-Mex restaurant chain will celebrate Elvis Presleys 78th birthday Tuesday by giving free entrees to anyone who dresses up as the American icon or his wife, Priscilla, according to a company press release. Customers who attend the Jailhouse Rock-themed event will receive special pricing throughout the day on entrees named after Presley, which include Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken and the Elvis Presley Memorial Combo, said Ray Gross, kitchen manager for the Gainesville Chuys restaurant, located on Southwest Archer Road. The restaurant typically serves 15 to 20 Elvis entrees daily, said Gross, 24. People dont order Elvis plates much because theyre not aware of them, but I anticipate an increase, he said. People who dont drink Corona drink it on Cinco de Mayo, and its the same thing here. With the purchase of a Blue Hawaiian, Presleys favorite drink, or a margarita, guests will receive prizes such as guitar picks, a special souvenir cup and a jailhouse temporary tattoo, according to the release. Customers will also be able to purchase T-shirts of Presley and his wife, which were made for the occasion. Austin, Texas, in 1982, has been celebrating Presleys birthday since its founding. Tyler Francischine, a 23-year-old UF graduate and server at the restaurant, said she looks forward to seeing customers dress up in Presley paraphernalia. Im hoping to see some babies dressed as Elvis, she said. Eric Simanton, manager and spokesman for the Gainesville restaurant, said each Chuys restaurant has an Elvis shrine, which is used for customers to dedicate their Presley memorabilia. Simanton said he hopes Presleys birthday bash will inspire customers to feel like family at the restaurant. Elvis reached so many people in his era, so were big on the fact that Elvis is very real, very iconic and very clean, just like our restaurant, Simanton said.Chuys to celebrate Elvis birthday Im hoping to see some babies dressed as Elvis.Tyler Francischineserver

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KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville residents did not get to enjoy a white Christmas after all. After the anticipated ice rink slated to occupy Bo Diddley Community Plaza was delayed from opening several times, it nical challenges. The obstacles included several unsuccessful repairs to the chiller lines intended to freeze the ice and problems plaza, said city spokesman Bob Woods. Issues with setting up the 35-foot tent designed to cover the ice also interfered with the project, according to Alligator archives. Russell Etling, programs coordinator for the city of Gainesville, said Midwest Display decided to nix the rink because the delays pushed the opening too far into the window between Thanksgiving and the holiday season, when the company was counting on the most ticket sales. Etling said the city will look into offering an ice rink next winter. We do our homework and felt comfortable with [Midwest Displays] capabilities, he said. I truly believe there were forces beyond anyones control. Sometimes technical challenges happen. Midwest Display representatives were unable to be reached for comment. Ruby Mendez, a 19-yearold nursing freshman, said the rinks cancellation was a disappointing loss. I dont think its fair for them to tell us theyre going to bring it and then take it away, she said. MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 17 ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterFreshman Tyler Dwyer doesnt have to feel guilty about spending money on his usual beef and rice burrito at Moes Southwest Grill anymore. With the start of a new semester, Moes and Chomp It have been added to the Gator Dining meal plan. The two restaurants in the Racquet Club Dining Center were added to provide meal plan destinations close to the Murphree Area, marketing program manager for Gator Dining Ser vices Jill Rodriguez wrote in an email. Rodriguez said this was a good thing for students because it has increased the number of restaurants that accept meal plan dollars to eight. Dwyer agrees. Im happy about it because it gives me more options that are basically free to eat, said the 18-year-old international studies student. Other changes to Gator Dining include renovating the Fresh Food Company and adding a Provisions on Demand Market to the Rawlings bus stop after Spring Break. Contact Alexa Volland avolland@ alligator.org. offer more We do our homework and felt comfortable with [Midwest Displays] capabilities. I truly believe there were forces beyond anyones control. Sometimes technical challenges happen.Russell Etlingprograms coordinatorAlex Catalano / AlligatorPatrick OConnor, 63, searches a trucking pamphlet for a job as a hired driver on Bo Diddley Community Plaza Sunday afternoon. I used to go ice skating when I was a little kid, he said.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 19 Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffJames Wood examines antlers inside his taxidermy shop, Tonys Artistic Taxidermy, in Hawthorne on Oct. 30. Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffTop: A bear skin rests on a work table inside the taxidermy shop. Left: James Wood works at his table inside his taxidermy shop. Right: A deer mount dries inside Tonys Artistic Taxidermy. A man who really knows his stuff

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20, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 Sarah Davis / AlligatorTextbook TycoonBefore starting the Spring semester, Javier Lavayen, a 25-year-old psychology junior, searches the aisles of the UF Bookstore in the Reitz Union on Saturday for his textbooks. PEOPLE CAN TEXT CRIME TIPS AND RECEIVE ALERTS. KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterCommunicating with Gainesville Police is now as simple as sending a text. TipSoft software, available through police technology company PublicEngines, allows users to send anonymous crime tips and receive activity alerts via text message, email and a smartphone application. Gainesville residents and UF students can now text tips to CRIMES (274637) using the keyword GPDFL or submit through the companys TipSubmit Mobile application, according to a GPD news release. Both methods will protect users identities on all anonymous tips. When you have the ability to send a text message, its a lot less intrusive to the person whos reporting the crime, said GPD spokesman Ben Tobias. Another feature of the software, TipSoft Alerts, allows Gainesville Police to text and/or email crime activity alerts to the public, similar to the UF Alerts system. ways to reach more people in the community, Tobias said. Both TipSoft and TipSoft Alerts allow users to anonymously respond to GPD with questions or additional infor mation, he said. William Kilmer, CEO of PublicEngines, said the company has set up technological and legal solutions to guarantee user anonymity. During a conversation between police and citizens, no IP address or cellphone data is transmitted, he said. There is also a separate organization in place to prevent any legal pursuit of the tip provider. Its an easier way to have a two-way dialogue with the city, Tobias said. Since UF started sending out text and email alerts in 2008, students and faculty have been able to receive alerts faster than the previous email system, said Kenneth Allen, emergency management coordinator for UF Environmental Health & Safety. In a Fall 2012 survey administered to 683 UF students, alumni, faculty and parents, close to 70 percent of responAmelia Butler, a 20-year-old public relations senior, is the founder of Lady Gators are R.A.D., an outreach organization to increase student awareness of rape aggression defense classes offered through the University Police. She said the organization has a section on the website where students can ask questions directly to a university or calling the police department. I think its something students feel more comfortable with, she said. I really respect the fact that theyre going to offer something where students can increase their communication. Sign up for TipSoft Alerts on GPDs website at www.gainesvillepd.org. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator.org.GPD debuts mobile system

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 21 CAMPUS ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterThe UF Bookstore has partnered with Better World Books to donate textbooks that cannot be sold back in support of world literacy. UF Bookstore Director Lynne Vaughan said UF has been on a trial run with Better World Books for the past year but recently beSince the inception of Better World Books library discards and donations in 2004, more than 2,000 libraries across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom have joined Better World Books. The program manages discarded and donated books by reselling them on BetterWorldBooks. com for up to 90 percent off, then shares the proceeds. According to the Better World Books website, one program, Book for Book, donates a book to a person in need every time a book is purchased online. A portion of all the book sales Books for Africa and Feed the Children. Nearly 7 million books have been donated. I think its wonderful to be able to give these books to people that need them, Vaughan said. We are keeping books from goDepending on the textbook requests made by professors, not all textbooks sold at the beginning of the semester can be sold back to the bookstore, she said. Its the books that do not have a value that we send to Better World Books, Vaughan said. Of the thousands of books sold at the beginning of the Fall semester, 300 to 500 books were donated. Students arent just recycling a book, Vaughan said. Its helping someone economically to have access to something they might not have ever had access to before. Amanda Fretz, a 19-year-old Spanish sophomore, said UFs involvement with Better World Books is fantastic. As a former English major, Fretz said she was a strong believer in reading at an early age. The bookstore doesnt offer a high enough return for me to want to do buyback, so Id love for my books to go to a good cause, she said. Celine Rodrigues, a 20-year-old biology junior and service director for Heal the World at UF, said she was also happy about UFs involvement with the organization. This is a great thing for UF to be a part of to help spread the importance of education, she said. I have so many books just sitting there that Im never going to look at again, I might as well put them to good use. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org.Bookstore donations better world UF STUDENTS CAN GET VACCINATED ON CAMPUS. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterIn the wake of the holiday season and the onset of Spring semester, the Alachua County Health Department urges Gainesville residents to take acThe most effective precauseason and practicing good hygiene regimes, said Anthony Dennis, environmental health director for the Alachua County Health Department, in a statement. mon cold share the same category as respiratory tract infecsevere, according to a health department press release. The department recommends preventative measures such as washing hands with soap and water, avoiding touching the face, covering mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, limiting exposure to shot each year. To get vaccinated, Gainesville residents can attend one of the SE 24th St. on Jan. 15 and Jan. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. UF students with a Gator 1 the Student Health Care Center, located at 280 Fletcher Drive.Health department urges flu shots We are keeping books Lynne VaughanUF Bookstore Director

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22, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 David Carr / Alligator StaffFans In the Stands SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterUF is the best value public college in the state of Florida, according to Kiplingers Per sonal Finance magazine. The university ranked No. 3 for in-state and No. 11 for out-of-state. Each school is ranked on its in-state and out-of-state cost. The tuition for each has difmore students who go to public universities choose one in their home state, said senior associate editor Marc Wojno. UF costs $16,593 per year for in-state tuition and $38,870 for out-of-state tuition. Other Florida schools on the list included Florida State University, University of Central Florida and University of South Florida. Kiplinger is a publisher of business forecast and advice. The rankings were based on cost and quality. Kiplinger started with 600 public institutions and narrowed down the list to 130 based on academic quality and then ranked The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked No. 1 for in-state and No. 2 for out-of-state. Although the universitys tuition is more than UFs, UNCs cost is less after need-based aid is factored in. UNC cost nancial aid factored in, it cost about $6,000. At about $9,000. No. 2 for in-state was the University of Virginia, which switched places with UF this year. Wojno said UF cost went up and test scores fell slightly, while UVA rose in test scores and four-year-graduation rate. UF spokesman Steve Orlando said these rankings seem fair and objective. The fact were No. 3 in very good company speaks very well for the university, he said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org. UF ranked nationally for affordable educationADMINIS TRA TION JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff WriterCampus infrastructure was a popular topic of discussion at UFs Board of Trustees meeting last month. The trustees voted in favor of a makeover for the Stephen C. OConnell Center and a renovation of Newell Hall into a study center. The trustees also heard a report from Vice President for Business Affairs Curtis Reynolds regarding building a new presidents house. About 82 percent of UFs peer universities provide a house for their presidents, Reynolds said. The average size is about 10,000 square feet. Current UF President Bernie Machen does not live in the house, which Reynolds said is outdated, hard to secure and not private. The building is inadequate in size and facilities for the needs of an AAU school president, Reynolds said. The President Housing Policy Subcommittee recommended the construction of an entirely new house on UFs property. Private donations would fund the project, Reynolds said. The new house would be built on the 7-acre former Baby Gator area on Village Drive, a location Reynolds said has buffer zones for the presidents privacy. It would be about 8,000 to 10,000 square feet and would cost about $2 million. The old house would become a facility for events and receptions, Reynolds said. The Rob Gidel Family Practice Field. The new indoor tennis facility was named The Charles R. and Nancy V. Perry Indoor Tennis Facility. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@alligator.org.Board of Trustees discusses campus building changes Kiplingers Personal Finance magazine results Florida schools with best tuition and academic value School In-state Out-of-state UF 3 11 New College 7 30 FSU 26 33 UCF 42 69 USF 57 56 UNF 64 94Machen

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 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 4-24-72-1PLAY THERE...LIVE HERETHE POLOSNOW offering ROOMMATE MATCHING on 3/3s$464/personCall Today! 352-335-7656 4-24-72-1 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 4-2413-72-2 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 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. 4-2413-72-2 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 4-24-13-72-2 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 4-24-13-72-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700. Please call Martine 352682-9126. yttek@hotmail.com 1-7-12-1122 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 1-31-13-18-2 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 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 4BR/2BA HOUSE 754 NW 20th St.Walk to UF. Kitchen equipped. Indoor laundry with W/D. Central H/AC. 2200 sq ft. Available now. 332-6029. For rent or sale. 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 352-2817932 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. 1-7-132-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 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 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 4-24-72-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 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 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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ALLIGATOR 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 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. 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 4-24-13-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 4-24-72-10 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 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. MOTORCYCLE TIRE SALE SPORT, STREET, CRUISER, OFF-ROAD. OVER 400 TIRES IN STOCK. MENTION THIS AD FOR $10.OO OFF. RPM MOTORCYCLES 352-377-697 4-2472-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-72-11 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 4-24-72-12 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 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 4-24-13-72-12 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 $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-24-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. 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

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26, ALLIGATOR CUTTING-EDGE UF RESEARCH STUDY BOTH smokers AND never-smokers Periodontal (gum line) sampling only 5 visits over 2 years; up to 1.5 hr each visit FREE oral exam, up to $160 compensation Call: 352-`392-2945 or 352-641-0319 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 4-24-13-72-13 GET CASH TODAY For your car, cruck or van. Any condition. Top prices paid. Call anytime 7 days/week 352299-5370 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. 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 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 1-7-13-9-14 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 1-7-13-9-14 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 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 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 Have a New Years resolution? Forget about the gym! Join us! Make money & stay active! Apply in person at BHG Stadium M-F 8 AM-4 PM www.concessionjob.eventbrite.com 1-1113-5-14 LW Flooring is a fast growing hardwood flooring importer and distributor looking for talented individuals to join our energetic team to grow together. Please send your resume to info@lwflooring.com. Visit lwflooring.com for more information. 1-18-13-10-14 IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 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 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-24-72-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-24-72 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. 1-31-12-51-15MATH & PHYSICS TUTORINGPhD in Mathematical Physics. $20/hrEmail Andrew: tutelar@instruction.com 1-11-16-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-24-72-16 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 IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 4-24-13-72-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 27 KICKOFF IS TONIGHT AT 8 ON ESPN. PAUL NEWBERRYAP National WriterMIAMI (AP) Sometimes, the buildup to a game can over whelm what actually happens on play nothing less than a classic to live up to all the hype for Monday Before either team stepped on this was shaping up as one of the College footballs two most stoand song, facing off for the biggest this is a chance to be remembered will be trying to claim its third national championship in four years back-to-back BCS titles, a remarkable achievement given the everincreasing parity of the college players from last years title team has kind of exceeded expectations, If you look at all the players we lost last year, the leadership what this team was able to accom Despite their impressive legacy, even ranked at the start of the seaStanford and Pittsburgh, com bined with three other victories by a touchdown or less, gave Notre After so many lost years, the golden dome has reclaimed its luster in coach Brian Kellys third It starts with setting a clear Really, what is it? Are we here to get to a bowl game, or are we here to win national championships? So the charge immediately was to play for championships and win a Notre Dame, Alabama to play for BCS title tonight

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Nelson shines in NFL playoffsFormer Florida star Reggie Nelson paced the Cincinnati Bengals with 10 tackles in a 19-13 loss against the Houston Texans on Saturday. Nelson also notched two tackles for loss and a quarterback hit.Senior guard Kenny Boynton tied a career-high with 28 points in a 79-58 win against Yale on Sunday. See story, page 33. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffJunior tight end Jordan Reed dives for a few extra yards during the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Reed was limited during Floridas 33-23 loss to Louisville due to a left knee injury. GREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS The Gators UF ends resurgent year in Sugar Bowl disappointment JACOBY BRISSETT AND CHRIS JOHNSON ARE THE FOURTH AND FIFTH FLORIDA PLAYERS TO TRANSFER SINCE DECEMBER. JOSH JURNOVOY Alligator Staff Writer Sophomore backup quarterback to transferWHAT TO EXPECT Get to know us this semesterSEE DEPARTURES, PAGE 30 SEE WELCOME, PAGE 31 SEE BOWL, PAGE 30 We wasnt supposed to be here in a lot of peoples eyes, and we proved the whole country wrong. Great season for us, and there aint nothing to do but go up the ladder for this team next year.Sharrif FloydUF defensive tackle Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan Poll ResultsAre you disappointed that Louisville was selected as Floridas opponent in the Sugar Bowl?68% YES 32% NO473 total votes

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 29 PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff Writer At 5-foot-6, Carlie Needles is the shortest player on Floridas roster. But Needles came up huge in the waning moments of the Gators victory on Sunday. With 12 seconds remaining and UF clinging to a three-point lead, Needles blocked LSU guard Adrienne Webbs game-tying shot attempt. helped Florida seal a 77-72 victory against LSU (10-5, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) in the OConnell Center. Shes fearless; thats what makes Carlie special, coach Amanda Butler said. Carlie is a tireless worker and really tough. Needles added: I really didnt even try to block it. I was just trying to get up and not let her get that three. (It was) a big stop for us. Florida (12-4, 1-1 SEC) was without senior Jennifer George down the stretch. With 5:06 left in the second half, George tangled with Webb under the Tigers basket. Georges right elbow and shoulder were caught under her body when she crashed violently to the court. George screamed in pain and Floridas medical staff. The forward returned to the bench minutes later with her right shoulder heavily wrapped and in a sling. After the game, Butler said she was unsure of the extent of her injury but would have a better estimation today. [The medical staff] told me she wanted to go back in the game, Butler said. Id say thats probably a good indication. Before suffering the injury, with 15 points and 11 rebounds, her seventh double-double of the season. George exited the game with the score tied 62-62. Minus their top scorer, the Gators turned to junior Jaterra Bonds. Bonds scored a game-high 19 points, including seven following Georges departure. When [George] left, we were ish, Bonds said. and bounce back on our home court. With Sundays victory, the Gators have won 15 consecutive games in the OConnell Center. More importantly, Sundays win helped Florida avoid an 0-2 start in SEC play. The way we won the game today is really important, Butler said. You arent going to play a lot of SEC games that are decided by 15 or 20 points. Its just not going to happen. Youre going to have to grind it out to win games in this league. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@alligator.orgRyan Jones / AlligatorRedshirt freshman guard Carlie Needles (left), assistant coach Murriel Page (center) and the Gators cheer from the bench during Floridas 77-72 win against LSU on Sunday in the OConnell Center. Florida rallies to victory against LSU despite star forwards injuryGeorge left game with 5:06 remaining

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30, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013past 11 weeks, defensive tackle Omar Hunter said. They came out and they werent going to be denied. They played a great game. Everything went their way. play, quarterback Jeff Driskel dropped back, looked left and wideout Andre Debose. Debose skidded to a stop and reached back with his right arm to try to corral the pass, instead tipping the ball into Louisville cornerback Terell Floyds hands. Floyd ran 38 yards uncontested for the score, giving the Cardinals a lead they never relinquished. We never got the momentum, UF tight end Jordan Reed said. Floridas plus-17 turnover margin was one of the biggest keys to its four-win improvement from 2011, but the Gators posted a minus-2 on Wednesday. Also critical was UFs pass defense, which entered tops in the torched by Teddy Bridgewater to the tune of 266 yards and two touchdowns. Even Floridas dominant rushing attack, so key to an offense that struggled through the air, never got on a roll. The Gators were constantly playing catch-up and ran the ball a season-low 30 times as a result. UFs signature post-halftime outburst was also absent. The Gators opened Wednesdays second half with an onside kick attempt, but a Cardinals recovery and personal foul penalties against Chris Johnson and Loucheiz Purifoy put Louisville at Floridas 19-yard line. Bridgewater needed only one play to extend Louisvilles lead to 30-10, tossing a touchdown pass to Damian Copeland. This whole season weve been playing as one of the best teams in the nation in the second half, Evans said. I thought we were going to pull it off, like we usually do. But they came through and pushed forward and did a hell of a job in the second half. That UF even expected to champ. A season after Florida needed a win in the Gator Bowl to secure Gone is the team Muschamp called soft after a loss against Florida State in 2011. This team has made great gains from where it was last year, defensive tackle Omar Hunter said. With coach Muschamp and his staff coming in and changing the face of this program, its been great. Florida is stronger and tougher, a reputation that can not be shaken by a single loss at the end of the season. [Muschamp] transformed us from what we were to what we are now, Reed said. Were just going to keep getting better from here. Florida is losing nine senior starters, and juniors Matt Elam, Sharrif Floyd and Jordan Reed, who announced their intentions to skip their senior season and enter the NFL Draft. Dominique Easley and Jelani Jenkins may also decide to forgo their senior year and enter the draft. But Muschamp will reload, hauling in a recruiting class that Rivals rates No. 5 in the nation. More immediately, the Gators and sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel will turn their focus to an offseason of preparation, looking for ways to build on 2012s impressive turnaround. It hurts that we lost like this, guard Jon Halapio said. But we will come back next year. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@ alligator.org. to start the following weekend against LSU. When Driskel regained his health, Brissett remained the backup. Brissett started in two games and played in eight, throwing for 206 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Brissett battled Driskel for the starting spot throughout spring and fall camp in 2012, ultimately losing the competition. Following Week 1, Brissett only played in four games for UF, including a start in place of Driskel (ankle) in a 23-0 win against Jacksonville State on Nov. 17. Driskel will begin his second year as Flor idas starting quarterback with one fewer offensive weapon. Tight end Jordan Reed announced on Saturday via a UF release that he would forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft. Reed led the Gators with 44 catches for 552 yards this year. Ive enjoyed four good years at Florida, but I feel that now is the right time to pursue my dream of playing in the NFL, Reed said in the statement. I appreciate the support from all the coaches and staff here, and Ill always be a Gator. The departures of Reed, Brissett and Johnson bring Floridas mark the total of under classmen departures at seven. Following UFs 33-23 loss in the Sugar Bowl, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and safety Matt Elam announced they would enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Now, Florida faces the task of rebounding from one of its worst defensive performances Floyd and Elam. Even though the coaches advised him to go pro, Floyd said the decision to leave Florida was not an easy one. Were going to walk away from the program weve been in for three years and bonded with a lot of people, so its emotional and you feel it, Floyd said. Floyd added that he did not make his detackles for loss led the team. with 76 tackles 11 for a loss. Both totals ranked second on the team. He recorded 176 tackles and six interceptions in his career. I had three great years, Elam said. I did all I can for the team, you know what Im saying? I played my heart out. I feel like its time to take care of the family. Based on projections, UF will have a junior Defensive end Dominique Easley and linebacker Jelani Jenkins are still contemplating whether or not to return and will have to come to a decision by the Jan. 15 deadline. Easley, who had 3.5 tackles for loss in the Sugar Bowl, declined to discuss his future after the game, but said Floyd and Elams decisions would have no bearing on his. Its my life, my decision, Easley said. Im not really sure yet. Ill make that decision probably in the next week. Jenkins missed the bowl game with a fractured right foot. He didnt speak to the media. He missed four games this season and parts of two others with a broken thumb and a hamstring injury. Senior defensive tackle Omar Hunter said the juniors did a good job of not letting their NFL prospects affect their preparation. Man, I respect it a ton, Hunter said. When I was a redshirt freshman and seeing some older guys, thats all they talked about. NFL, NFL, NFL. These guys, they dont even worry about that stuff. They just play every game like its their last game and not worry about that kind of stuff. Contract Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org. BOWL, from page 28 These guys, they dont even worry about [the NFL Draft]. They just play every game like its their last game and not worry about that kind of stuff.Omar HunterUF defensive tackle UF Fo otball DEPARTURES, from page 28 Florida 23, Louisville 33 Floyd collected a team-leading two sacks 64% KEY STAT TURNING POINT THREE KEY PLAYS STANDINGS 1 2 3 4 Final Louisville Florida 3314 0 10 10 6 0 3 13SCORE BY QUARTERS SWAMP STUDS23Sharrif Floyd Dominique Easley leading 11 tackles and Matt Elam Jeff Driskel Kent Taylor Loucheiz Purifoy

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 31 gresses, ask Phillip Heilman. Maybe youre curious how the Gators baseball team will fare after the loss of multiple stars to last years MLB draft. Adam Pincus and Josh Jurnovoy will be happy to discuss the prospects of coach Kevin OSullivans squad with you. If youre taking Arabic 2 with Pincus, youll need something to kill time. Think you know how Billy Donovan and Florida will per form once Southeastern Conference play begins this week? Tweet at beat writers Katie Agostin and Landon Watnick or columnist Greg Luca. Engage them with your analysis. Buzzards guts, man! Thats awesome. Even cooler is our plan for the alligatorSports podcast. In a further effort to familiar ize you, the readers, with every writer on our staff, we will feature at least one small sports beat writer on every podcast episode. In addition to regular coverage of mens basketball and baseball, well discuss womens basketball, lacrosse, softball, tenswimming and diving and golf with each sports respective beat writer. Buzzards guts, man! Thats sweet. We want to reach out to you. We do what we do for you, the readers. Without your input and feedback, whats the point? So communicate with us. Reach out. Let your voice be heard. Buzzards guts, man! Thats the way it should be. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. WELCOME, from page 28 @Phillip_Heilman Phillip Heilman Womens Basketball @KatieAgostin Katie Agostin Mens Basketball @AdamDPincus Adam Pincus Baseball @RobertJudin Robert Judin Swimming & Diving @ALichtenstein24 Adam Lichtenstein Softball @Joe_Morgan Joe Morgan Sports Editor @MaxMattern Max Mattern Lacrosse @LandonWatnick Landon Watnick Mens Basketball @ChuckKingsbury Chuck Kingsbury Gymnastics @JoshJurnovoy Josh Jurnovoy Baseball @GregLuca Greg Luca Columnist Shawn Janetzke / Alligator Staff

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32, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 NEW ORLEANSLouisville wanted to be here. The Cardinals were excited to play in the Sugar Bowl. After winning this years Big East Conference crown, a trip to the French Quarter was icing on a damn delicious cake. A reward. Louisville earned a chance to spar with a superpower from the almighty Southeastern Conference. An opportunity to shut up the annoying S-E-C! S-E-C! S-EC! chants. T he Cardinals seized the moment. We made our statement for the upcoming season, Louisville wide receiver Eli Rogers said after his squads dominant upset victory. Versus a team like Florida, this means everything for our program going forward. The Gators didnt want to be there. After a magical 11-1 season, Florida watched two other oneloss SEC teams battle for the league title. Alabama and Georgia fought for a spot in the BCS National Championship Game. The Gators boasted the best resume in college football, but that wasnt enough to earn them a shot at the national title. They were shut out. The Sugar Bowl was a consolation prize. Nothing more. What was in store for Florida had it proved victorious in New Orleans? They dont make rings for 12-win seasons. At least not the ones people remember. When was the last time someone asked Jim Kelly to see his four AFC title rings? Some Gators dreamed of the NFL. Others blew off curfew and partied through the night on Bourbon Street. The Sugar Bowl was nice, but Florida dreamed of Miami. Notre Dame. The crystal football. They didnt care about a silly exhibition game. There was nothing more to accomplish. Their season was already over. Why bother? Gator Nation had the same attitude Times are tough. The economy is bad. Why blow a lot of money to watch a football game that doesnt even matter? Watching the action in high the preferred option, the embodiment of two sacred American values: cheapness and comfort. The 54,178 fans who attended the Sugar Bowl marked the lowest turnout for this game since 1939. Those who made the trip came to party. The Sugar Bowl was merely an excuse to ring in the New Year in style. And they serve alcohol at bowl games, so Laissez les bons temps rouler! Go Gators! Florida didnt care about this game. Neither did its fans. And who can blame them? Schools like Louisville dream of the BCS. But until the Sugar Bowl becomes part of a playoff bracket in college football, dont expect the big boys to play their hearts out. Its wrong. Its lazy. You would expect pride to be at stake, but that is too ideal. Maybe it is too much to ask when a system as The Cardinals wanted to be here, and they acted like it. Good for them. They are a promising team headed in the right direction quickly. As for the Gators, they fell short of the ultimate prize. And no bowl victory was going to satisfy that hunger. So why bother? Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. David Carr / Alligator Staff FIRE JOE MORGAN Louisville takes advantage of uninspired Florida team Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 33 BOYNTONS 28 POINTS TIED A CAREER-HIGH. KATIE AGOSTIN Alligator Staff Writer After a rough stretch offensively, guard Kenny Boynton rediscovered his shot. In the Gators four contests leading up to No. 13 Floridas 79-58 victory against Yale in New Haven, Conn., Boynton averaged only 9.25 points per game on 29 percent shooting But Sunday night against the Bulldogs was a different story. Boynton tied a career-high 28 points. Boynton also helped Florida shoot 60 percent by going 9 of 12, including shooting 8 of 10 behind the arc, the Gators best shooting percentage since Nov. 14. It was good for him to get out of that funk, coach Billy Donovan said. For someone thats had the kind of slump like hes had it was great to see him break out the way he did. Ending his cold streak wasnt Boyntons only accomplishment Sunday night. The senior broke Lee Humphreys record for career threepointers at Florida, pushing his total to 290. It means a lot, Boynton said. When I was younger, I came to Florida games, and I watched Lee Humphrey play. He was a great shooter. Junior Scottie Wilbekin led Florida (10-2) in assists during their 21-point win against Yale (5-11). Wilbekin recorded a careerhigh 10 assists, beating his previous best of eight, which he set against UCF on Nov. 23. Forward Will Yeguete also had a strong night for the Gators. Despite sustaining an injury uete reentered the game with a bandage on his cut and put up 14 points, nine rebounds, an assist and a steal during his 27 minutes. Erik Murphy sat out Sundays game due to an injury he sustained to his ribs during Fridays practice. Murphy entered Sunday as UFs second-leading scorer, averaging 12.1 points per game. Murphy is doubtful for Floridas Southeastern Conference opener against Georgia on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the OConnell Center. Although the Gators may have to play without Murphy as they start their SEC season, Boynton is making sure Florida doesnt get complacent. Dont take any team for granted in the SEC because its basically like a startover, Boynton said. Its a new season. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org. Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffSenior guard Kenny Boynton attempts a shot during Floridas 7861 victory against Air Force on Dec. 29 in the BB&T Center. Guards shooting lifts UF against Yale With football season in the rear-view mirror and a two-month nonconference slate complete, Florstep into the spotlight. On Sunday, UF survived an early scare and overcame Erik Murphys absence in a drubbing of Yale. Florida carries a 10-2 record into Southeastern Conference play, which tips off with a home matchup against Georgia on Wednesday. While the conference slate wont be a cakewalk, the Gators should be disappointed with anything less than a title. In reality, the SEC is a threeteam league. Only Florida, Kentucky and Missouri have a legitimate shot at the crown. As is the case throughout college basketball this season, each of the contenders has legitimate Kentucky, as always, is young and talented, but not nearly as talented as last years group. Nerlens Noel is Worse Anthony Davis and Alex Poythress is Worse Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Judging Kentuckys merit is nearly impossible this early in the season. The majority of UKs key players are still adjusting to the college game, and point guard Ryan Harrow has only been a key piece of the rotation for half of the year after dealing with illness and family issues in the early going. The Wildcats will only get better than their 9-4 record as the season rolls on, but their potential is capped compared to last year. SEC newcomer Missouri is also still learning. After establishing a reputation as a guardheavy bunch known for giving opponents 40 minutes of hell, the Tigers have switched up their style. Michael Dixon was expected to be one of the best guards in the SEC, but he was kicked off the team on Nov. 29 after multiple allegations of sexual assault came to light. But even without Dixon playing a minute this season, the Tigers started strong at 11-2. The arrival of UConn transfer Alex Oriakhi and Laurence Bowers return from an ACL injury give Missouri a presence in the frontcourt. Florida plays Missouri and Kentucky twice each, meaning the league will likely be won or lost head-to-head. That could be good news for the Gators, who match up favorably with both contenders. After rotating three lead guards last year, Missouri has only one, albeit a damn good one in Phil Pressey. Whether UK settles on the sophomore Harrow or freshman Archie Goodwin at the point, UFs press matches up well. Florida should be able to wear down Pressey and force youthful UK into mistakes. UF will have more good matchups when Kentucky and Missouri get into their halfcourt offense. Both UFs pesky zone more common with 5-foot-6 Erving Walker graduating out of the rotation and collapsing man-to-man should do well against Missouri and Kentucky offenses that rarely rely on jump shooting. On the other side of the ball, neither team presses well enough or often enough to give UF any real issues. As long as Murphys rib injury isnt serious and the Gators keep their balance on offense and intensity on defense, an SEC title is well within reach. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@ alligator.org. SEC championship is Floridas to loseEND OF GREGULATION Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca

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ADAM PINCUS Alligator Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS Linebacker Daniel Brown doused coach Charlie Strong with a cooler of yellow Gatorade. Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater held the game ball above his head as the clock hit zero. Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Confetti fell from the ceiling as Bridgewater reveled in the victory. He arrived in New Orleans as fans, but left as the Sugar Bowl MVP and an emerging superstar. The sophomore quarterback from Miami carried No. 22 Louisville (112, 5-2 Big East) to its second-ever BCS bowl victory and validated his coachs decision to stay at the burgeoning program instead of taking Bridgewater dominated the napassing yards and two touchdowns. Floridas defense, arguably the best unit in the Southeastern Conference, failed to match Bridgewater and his Big East receivers. put the sophomore in the national spotlight. I wouldnt be in this situation right now ... without my teammates, Bridgewater said. The Heisman campaign may start, but Im just enjoying this moment. No. 4 Florida (11-2, 7-1 SEC) already faced Heisman Trophy winner in Johnny Manziel, before allowto Bridgewater on Wednesday. The souri quarterback James Franklin on Nov. 3. Despite throwing a third-quarter interception, Bridgewater took advantage of a secondary that couldnt solve the Cardinals quick passing attack. Of all the quarterbacks we played, he was the best, Gators defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd said. He had the best accuracy. Manziel dont compare to him. Louisville entered the game as a double-digit underdog. It lost to Connecticut and Syracuse this season. Bridgewater wasnt even 100-percent healthy Wednesday after dealing with wrist and ankle injuries throughout the year. T he quarterback who wears gloves on both hands and stores Bazooka bubble gum in his socks during games surprised the Gators with his complete performance. I didnt think he was that good until he showed us different, defensive tackle Dominique Easley said. Bridgewater converted 9 of 14 third down opportunities, which included 3 of 4 longer than 10 yards out. He completed 7 of 11 passes on third down. Florida, the nations 10th-ranked third-down defense at 31 percent conversions allowed, couldnt get Strong almost didnt get the opportunity to coach this game-changing quarterback, who already has 23 starts and a BCS bowl victory in his two-year career. Bridgewater, a standout at prep football power Miami Northwestern High, was committed to his hometown Hurricanes until he switched former Miami coach Randy Shannon. He exhibited toughness and restraint against Florida, especially when linebacker Jon Bostic drilled him and knocked off his helmet quarter. I give it all to Teddy Bridgewater, Easley said. He is a great quarterback. He knows how to execute and take control of his team. He broke us apart. Despite Bridgewaters banner performance, the poor outing from the Florida defense was surprising. Redshirt senior defensive tackle Omar Hunter found a silver lining in a game with not much to cheer about for Florida. Defense didnt execute the way we wanted it to, he said. But this team will learn from it going forward next year and will be that much better because of it. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@ alligator.org. 34, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffLouisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) hands the ball off to running back Jeremy Wright (28) during the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Louisville quarterback shines in win Teddy Bridgewater Jan. 2, 2013 Louisville Bridgewater put Terrance Broadway Nov. 10, 2012 Louisiana gest upset in Louisiana Marques Ivory Nov. 17, 2012 Jacksonville State EJ Manuel Nov. 24, 2012 Florida State Connor Shaw Oct. 20, 2012 South Carolina Shaw didnt Aaron Murray Oct. 27, 2012 Georgia James Franklin Nov. 3, 2012 Missouri ton Jordan Rodgers Oct. 13, 2012 Vanderbilt tion wasnt enough as Tyler Bray Sept. 15, 2012 Tennessee Quarterbacks vs. UF Matt Schilz

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 35 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffSenior Ashanee Dickerson performs on the beam against Ball State on Friday in the OConnell Center. FLORIDA DEFEATED BALL STATE 196.575-190.55. CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator WriterAs a team primed to return to the NCAA Tournament with hopes of The Gators opened with a convincThe lineups that the coaches put such a short amount of time to train sooner for the Jacksonville native, who from competition, and noted that she Junior Mackenzie Caquatto comformance since the 2011 NCAA ChamSenior gymnast wins 14th all-around title

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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 72 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Hawthorne taxidermist James Wood knows his stuff. Check out the photo story on page 19. 65 /53Senior guard Kenny Boynton ended a rough shooting stretch on Sunday, tying a career high with 28 points in UFs win aganist Yale, pg. 33. Three miniature horses made the trip to visit the town, pg 9. Nachos, black bean tacos and quesadillas are new items, pg 15. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 24 CROSSWORD 25 SPORTS 28David Carr / Alligator StaffA semitruck carrying cattle ran off the road on Interstate 75 in Gainesville on Saturday afternoon. The all lanes. Alligator Staff WriterA semitruck transporting cattle crashed on Interstate 75 south of West Newberry Road, delays Saturday afternoon. The incident happened at about noon. Travis Carr, a 20-year-old Okeechobee resident, was driving southbound in his semitruck when one of the trucks front wheels blew out, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report. The truck veered right and struck a guardrail, according to the report. It continued south over the road shoulder until it crashed into a tree line near Mile Marker 387. responded to the crash. They redirecting highway personnel worked to clear the road. several cows that escaped from the truck. An ambulance took Carr to Shands at UF for treatment. His passenger, Bryan Martin, 50, of Okeechobee, suffered minor injuries, according to the report. I-75 slowed down. At 12:30 p.m., Gainesville/ was backed up about 9 miles south from the crash to Paynes Prairie. 12 miles past exit 400 in Alachua. all southbound lanes after clearing the road and gathering all the escaped cattle with the exception of one animal. It was shot after it became aggressive, according to published reports. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org.I-75 drivers encounter crash, livestock near Gainesville Alligator Contributing WritersAs classes start, a group of about 330 UF students will not classrooms ever, they will make history for themselves and their school. As part of a new program to boost enrollment and integrate entrepreneurship into traditional coursework, Innovation Academy students will take on-campus classes Spring through Summer and enjoy summer break during the Fall semester, when they can take online courses, study abroad or do internships. Students in the program can choose from seven colleges and about 29 majors ranging from plant science to political science but will all complete a base curriculum, which focuses on innovation and creativity skills that apIn UF President Bernie Machens Friday morning address to welcome the Innovation Academy Class of 2016 to campus, he praised students for their participation in an unprecedented program. He said Innovation Academy is Innovation Academy students start schoolSEE ACADEMY, PAGE 4CAMPUS Alligator WriterUF students who need a ride after dark can now make a request with a new smartphone application, SNAP UF. The free app, which was released Dec. 6 by the Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol, shows where vans are in real time on a map and gives alerts when a van is approaching. The app is available for download on iOS and tronover, but students will not be able to make ride requests for a few weeks. Castronover, who runs the day-to-day operations of SNAP, said the GPS technology is still being installed into SNAP vans. The app is sponsored by UF Student Government, Transportation and Parking Services and University Police. Developing the app and its updates, which cost about $10,000, is funded by student parking tickets. Student government agency Nightlife Navigators approached Totuit, a mobile platform development company based in UFs Innovation Hub, with the idea of creating an app in summer 2012. Its a responsibility we are giving students, that they should take advantage of their transportation services, said Cristian Arango, director of Nightlife Navigators and a 20-year-old history and political science junior. Its funded by students, for students. We hope its gonna make it a lot easier for everybody students and employees, Castronover said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org.Mobile app to offer UF students snappier nighttime rides Its a responsibility we are giving students, that they should take advantage of their transportation services.Christian Arangodirector of Nightlife Navigators

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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 72 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 77/56 CLOUDY 78/56 CLOUDY 79/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/62 PARTLY CLOUDY 75/59 FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY WHATS HAPPENING?Floridances Spring auditions Auditions will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Stephen C. OConnell Center dance studio located near Gate 2. Check-in is at 6:45 p.m. Dance styles will include ballet and contemporary. Improv company auditions Auditions for a new improv group, Much Ado about The Doris, aka MAD about The Doris will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Doris, 716 N. Main St. Some improv experience would be good for those auditioning, but all are welcome. The audition will consist of improv exercises and games. The company will perform around the community. For more information, call Sidney Homan at 352-3789166 or email shakes@ufl.edu. OAS Peer Mentor applications available The Office of Academic Support (OAS) offers academic and personal enrichment services to UF students. It primarily serves first-generation students and students considered disadvantaged economically, educationally or culturally. OAS Peer Mentors play a key role in its goal to provide an encouraging and welcoming environment for incoming students. Peer Mentors help incoming first-generation students transition from high school to college. Applications are due at 5 p.m. Jan. 25 in Little Hall, Room 311. Visit www.oas.aa.ufl.edu/studentpositions.aspx to access the application and browse a detailed description of duties. 76-year-old man trapped hunting for lottery ticket AMSTERDAM What are the odds? A 76-year-old man trapped himself in an underground wastepaper container in Amsterdam after he clambered in to hunt for a lottery ticket. Police said in a statement the elderly man managed to open the container and climb in Thursday because he feared he had tossed out a lottery ticket along with other used paper. Dilts, made his appearance at about 2 p.m. They were delivered by the same doctor at Summa Akron City Hospital. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cat that spent a week in Mass. tree found MARION, Mass. A stray cat that spent at least a week stuck in a Massachusetts tree before plunging 80 feet to the ground all things considered, appears to be in good health. A Marion Animal Hospital veterinarian said Wednesday its unbelievable that the cat dubbed Fortunate has just a couple of pulled muscles and a possible parasitic infection. The cat was spotted in a Rochester, Mass., tree on Christmas Eve. Several rescue attempts branch it was perched on Sunday. Cat shelter founder Pam tish feline on Tuesday. Robinson tells The Standard Times she will keep the cat for a few weeks so it can regain weight before putting it up for adoption. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 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 for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Passers-by heard him calling for help and alerted the police, who freed him with the help of The bad news? The man THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mass. cops caught egging superior officers home NEWTON, Mass. Massachusetts police responding to reports of teenagers tossing eggs at a house last month got quite a surprise when they tracked down the suspects. A department spokesman tells The MetroWest Daily News the three people who egged the house in Framingham early Dec. 11 were fellow ing with the Newton police. They were off duty at the time. They told Framingham police the egging incident was a prank, a joke between friends. The homeowner is a Newton police sergeant and their supeis being handled internally. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Twin mothers in Ohio give birth the same day AKRON, Ohio Aiden and Donavyn didnt wait until New Years Day to come screaming into the world, but the circumstances of their births are still pretty special: The babies were born about two hours apart to Ohio mothers who are identical twins. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the 19-year-old mothers Aimee and Ashlee Nelson werent raised to do things alike and did not plan the births to come at the same time. In fact, their due dates were about a week apart. Aimees son, Donavyn Scott Bratten, was born just after noon on the last day of 2012. Ashlees son, Aiden Lee Alan

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 Jan. 5, 1968: Fightin Sam, a personal friend of Albert the Alligator, gains fame for being doggoned crazy about the Gators. Sam, a Boxer, runs with the football team during practice and wears his own personalized jacket. He is owned and trained by Sarge Bannister, football team equipment manager. Sam sometimes gets leftover meat from the team. Rumor has it he can push a football with his nose for a touchdown. Jan. 8, 1975: A majority of UF professors sampled in a random telephone survey by the Alligator favor a return to the semester system in place of the quarter system. Professors from almost all of UF colleges said they would prefer going back to the semester system. Chemistry professor Paul Tarrant was at UF when it had a semester system and said it should have never gone to quarters. The student had a longer time to meditate and think about the material being presented him, Tarrant said. Jan. 10, 2000: theyre breathing a sigh of relief on a job well done after years of preparation for Y2K. Robin Mar rin, a UF computer applications coordinator, said most of the problems relating to a systemswide computer crash are gone. Marin said the money spent on one penny or one minute was wasted on Y2K preparations, Marrin said. Jan. 11, 2010: Gainesvilles Queer Activist Coalition, Stand Up Florida and several advocacy organizations marched down Northwest 37th Street, hoisting a rainbow banner and signs calling for tolerance and acceptance. The group of about 40 stood across from signs planted on the property of Dove World Outreach Center that had messages such as Homo leads to Hell. They waved banners, planted rainsigns and altered signs to read God loves youR butT... JENNA LYONSFile PhotoMembers of the Queer Activist Coalition and Stand-Up Florida stood outside the Dove World Outreach Center on Northwest 37th Street on Sunday to protest its messages. UF SOLD ABOUT 7,000 STUDENT TICKETS. KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Staff WriterNEW ORLEANS In a sea of red outside of the Mercedes-Benz started to chant, Its great to be a Florida Gator! Seconds later, University of Louisville fans drowned them out with their cheers, which had become common in New Orleans leading up to the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Despite being outnumbered prior to the game, 25-year-old Oviedo resident Kristyna Adams said she ready to cheer on the Gators. I think that Gator fans showed up in abundance today, Adams said. Last night we were a minority. But today, Gator fans have risen, and were here to cheer. More fans may have showed up on the day of the game, but it wasnt enough. The university sold about 7,000 of its allotted 17,500 tickets. The total attendance on Wednesday was 54,178 the lowest Sugar Bowl attendance since 1939. Some thought the high cost of the tickets deterred students from making the trip. The university sold tickets for $102 to its students only about $50 cheaper than general public tickets. It shocked me how expensive it was for students, said 21-yearold biology junior Cole McCarty. Still, others said that Louisville fans outnumbered Florida fans because the Sugar Bowl isnt viewed as a big game to them anymore. This was the Gators ninth SugWith the Gator fans strong history, this isnt enough for them anymore, 56-year-old University of Louisville alumni Charles Lang said before the game. They wanted to be in the national championship and playing a bigger team. Stranger things have happened, but if we were to upset Florida, thatd mean a big deal to us. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org.Gator fans show low interest in Sugar Bowl With the Gator fans strong history, this isnt enough for them anymore.Charles LangUniversity of Louisville alumni

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a wise choice for students because it addresses the student debt problem. It offers education. It also makes room for qualitrepreneurial skills to encourage students to start their own companies or be more when most students their age cant beit. specialist graduate assistant for the prodent chose to be there. lenge is getting the students to understand the program and the Spring/Summer Another complaint among students classes. A further concern is that students cant these students can attend the games with a valid student ID and ticket. eligible to participate in this past seasons registered students until this Spring. offered me opportunities other students dents are participating in the program. students to ever graduate from this proa Gator for her daughter. ALLIGATOR Javier Edwards / AlligatorUF President Bernie Machen addresses students at the convocation of the Innovation Academy in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on Friday. IA students can attend Fall football games with student ID and ticket ACa ADeEMY, from page 1 JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff Writerdirectors withdrew the charter of the rector Brian C. Warren Jr. tigating the chapter for numerous viothe chapters closing was not the result hazing. Sikes provided a statement that deboards decision. one to make and look forward to the cording to the chapters now-removed Manpower page on the national webwe have no other option but to withsaid. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@alligator.org.Sig Eps UF chapter closed for misconductHIGHER EDDUCa A TiION SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff Writer launched an initiative to show that the state tive impact increased funding has for higher state understand the importance of higher education. tion on not increasing tuition. degrees more affordable and more connected est higher education leaders who are committed to holding the line on tuition. We look for together a proposed budget and other policies lamil said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org.Statewide initiative pushes for priority in higher education

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EACH ADDED OFFICERS TO 12 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterAs Alachua County students resumed classes Thursday, city and county law enforcement agencies ementary schools to provide extra security for the new year. response to concerns surrounding the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn., which left 26 people dead. to 12 elementary schools across the city, said GPD spokesman Ben Tobias. Tobias said GPD wants to keep six weeks, but that will depend on available to work. During that time, Gainesville Police will staff schools with unior overtime reassignments, Tobias said. Its one of those balancing acts, could strain other areas of the department. would be a 4 percent increase to the 300-member police force, which would cost GPD about $1 million per year, Tobias said. In a perfect world, where funding isnt even an issue, this is what wed like to do, he said. But thats a huge, huge number for us. In a similar move, the Alachua tioned deputies at 12 elementary schools across the county Thursday, according to an ASO news release. schools: Alachua, Archer, Chiles, Hidden Oak, Idylwild, Irby, Lake Forest, Meadowbrook, Newberry, Shell, Waldo and Wiles. budget. Representatives from GPD, ASO, Alachua Police, High Springs Police and other local law enforcement agencies formed a joint work group with Alachua County Public Schools to create a more long-term solution, according to an Alachua County Public Schools press release. The school district said the group will also work with local mental health experts to seek more state support for mental health services. Tobias said he hopes the temelementary schools will turn into a permanent solution. GPD Chief Tony Jones said his department is committed to students safety. Protecting these children needs to be our top priority, he said in a statement. They are our most vulnerable citizens. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@ alligator.org. MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 David Carr / Alligator Staff

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialMONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 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 352-376-4458.77% YES 23% NO370 TOTAL VOTESWednesdays question: Are you glad school is over? Todays question: Are you ready for classes to start? BBC in the USA: Downton is your life An overbearing mother. Class warfare. Spats with loved ones and dramatic relationships. Sound familiar? Its the basic skeleton of any episode of Downton Abbey, but theyre also signs of a new semester. Welcome to the Spring semester of 2013. Its going to be a doozy. It may not be as fancy as life at Downton, and you may not drink as much tea, but it will rival the series in drama and hard work. Please dont worry. Because this piece contains no spoilers for the third season of Downton, which only just started airing here in the United States. Take the upstairs, the family. You have the Dowager Countess making demands and funny quips. She sounds like everyones mom or grandmother, especially when big exams roll around. You want to please them, but you also totally know better. Get used to it. Also, you dont know better. Theres Mary and Matthew, on-again, off-again lovers who Theyre the Ross and Rachel of 1920. Theyre also exactly like those two people in your group of friends who cant decide if theyre in a relationship or not, or if theyre on a break. Get used to it. Lady Sybil, the younger daughter at Downton, wants to wear pants! Thats a new idea back then. These days, were lucky to see a celebrity wearing pants at all. Sybils a pretty progressive lady for her time, so follow her example and make some daring wardrobe choices of your own. Dont forget about Edith, the one sister at Downton who just just start to pity her and no woman wants that. Shes plucky enough that shell pick herself up by her bootstraps. Then theres the downstairs crew: a whole host of people who cook and clean all day. Take Mrs. Patmore, for example. Shes a tough lady who takes no funny business. Lets all try to be like her during this semester. But maybe be a little more understanding than she can be at times. Dont be like Thomas. Now, hes a pretty misunderstood character, but he has a very mean streak in him. Hes the same as OBrien, a woman who will stoop to low places to get back at people and get whatever she wants. Instead, be like Branson, the handsome and charming chauffeur who also happens to be a socialist. Were not saying to become socialists, so put your email urge away. Hes just a man who knows what he wants and to be treated fairly. Start this new semester with your best foot forward. Thats all were trying to say. The characters on Downton Abbey go through a ton of emotional turmoil in nearly every episode. They literally go through war. So, with the new season coming to America this week, take it to heart. Its a metaphor for your own life, even though the series takes place a hundred years ago. If they can make it through World War I, you can make it through the Spring semester at UF. Welcome back. Welcome home.Elegy of an apocalypse: A high school taleWell, the world didnt end like the Mayans said it would. Its good news for us as a human race, but its pretty bad news for the betting ticket I had $500 on 10,000-1 odds that the Mayan prediction would come true. cash it in anyway. Or what I would have spent my winnings on. Its a funny story how I got that ticket, though. It was back in 2007. I was 16, even more foolish than I am now and at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes morning meeting. They had a projector in the high school auditorium with the lights turned off. While everyone else was making out, I watched a YouTube video on the big screen. Then they dropped the Mayan knowledge bomb on us a bunch of high schoolers, the children of the 90s who didnt become skeptical until later thanks to MythBusters and snopes.com. I grabbed a doughnut as I walked out of the meeting, feeling woozy, as if Id just given blood. I snacked slowly and There was a guy out there. Scraggly, lost, scary. All beard and no face. Is this 2007? he shouted at me. I think I nodded. I was almost scared enough to go back inside. He started toward me, waving a small ticket angrily in my face. He said he was from the future, from January of 2013, and he hadnt liked the post-Mayan apocalypse world as much as he thought he would. He had stocked up on all kind of weapons and storage items to keep himself alive in the event of apocalypse. Hed even gone out to a very sketchy bookie and laid money on the world ending that day; the bookie gave him 10,000-1 odds after he promised to put $500 on it. Then they took his money and laughed. The day came. He walked around with ears pricked, listening for a humongous boom or even a teeny one. Nothing. He lay in bed all night like a kid waiting for Santa Claus, but not a creature stirred, not even Zipacna, the son of Seven Macaw, to unleash vicious earthquakes on the Earth. He said he was very depressed the next few weeks. I really had no desire to hear about his emotional problems, so I cut him off and challenged him to prove he was from the future. How? he asked. Tell me whos No. 1 in college basketball. Its Duke. Theyve got a really good white guy. Thats actually pretty believable. Tell me something I wont believe. Then he told me some of the most bald-faced, ridiculous lies Id ever heard. First, he said Barack Obama was elected to his second term, but Hillary Clinton was leaving her post as secretary of state. Then he told me about a couple with some K-heavy names that I didnt recognize who would be all over the news: this rich girl with a sex tape and a reality show and JayZs beat-maker. Supposedly they would be having a baby together, and this would somehow be a big story. He offered me the ticket. Ill give it to you for 10 bucks, kid, I just need some food. Of course, I didnt believe him about being from the future, but the ticket was real-looking enough. I thought his predictions were funny, though, so I asked him what would happen to Florida football after the world didnt end. He said Tebow would be in the NFL backing up Greg McElroy and Mark Sanchez, and the Gators would lose their bowl game to Louisville. then bought the ticket. Happy 2013, everybody. Dallin Kelson is an English senior at UF. His columns runs on Mondays. Sarah Kinonen EDITOR Julia Glum MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Dallin Kelsonopinions@alligator.org

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Julia Glum is a 20-year-old journalism junior at UF and the print Managing Editor at the Alligator. Once, she went to report on what her editor said was a robbery. Turns out it was a double homicide. She likes lasagna, John Green books, hedgehogs, Flacos pan con lechon sandwiches and Impressionist art. She dislikes yellow Skittles, toasters, people who hate the Jonas Brothers and the rule of three. Hopefully shell end up working in childrens book publishing someday. For now, send her story ideas and/or money at jglum@ alligator.org. Sarah Kinonen is a 21-year-old journalism senior at UF. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Alligator and thinks journalism is the cats meow. When shes not working weeknights at the Alligator, she enjoys browsing the Web for all things cat-related, listening to her favorite musicians on vinyl and running around her neighbor hood in bright pink sneakers. Unfortunately, she is a child of the 21st century and is sadly addicted to her iPhone. She would love to pursue a career magazine after graduation. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about anything at all during the Spring semester, feel free to shoot an email to her at skinonen@alligator.org. Evan Walker is a 24-year-old graduate student at UF. He currently the online Managing Editor of the Alligator. He studied English and creative writing at Stetson University. He is now pursuing a masters in science/health communication with a focus on journalism. Hes from Daytona Beach. Dont go there when it isnt a week with a name. When not wrangling alligator.org, he is dabbling in web coding and design, writing obscure personal until hes well past older than a quarter of a century. Send your constructive or deconstructive criticism at ewalker@alligator.org. Glum MEET THE EDITORSSami Main is a 21-year-old journalism senior at UF. In addition to Opinions Editor for the Alligator, she is also the president of Theatre Strike Force. TSF is one of the largest college improv troupes and is UFs premier improv and sketch comedy group. She enjoys cats. She enjoys thinking about cats, looking at pictures of cats and talking about cats. You can also an avid fan of BuzzFeed, but if you know her in real life, then you already knew that. She reads every email sent to opinions@alligator.org, so dont waste her time. Kinonen Walker Main

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 Courtesy to the AlligatorMagic, a Gentle Carousel mini horse of High Springs, comforts a Newtown, Conn., girl at a memorial site in the town. Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses is visiting the Newtown community to aid in the healing process. JEWEL MIDELISAlligator Contributing WriterAs the people of Newtown, Conn., attempt to move forward following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, three special guests from High Springs traveled more than 1,000 miles to comfort the saddened souls. Magic, Wakanda and Aladdin three blue-eyed, miniature horses from Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses traveled with organization founders and volunteers to help comfort Newtown residents. Debbie Garcia-Bengochea, co-founder of Gentle Carousel, said she received phone calls from victims families asking the organization to bring its miniature horses to the town. Garcia-Bengochea said the organization decided to make the trip north after a parent told them, We want our children to dream of minis, not monsters. For the past week, the 2-foot-tall horses have had private meetings with school sur ers and community members. Garcia-Bengochea said the Dec.14 school shooting, which left 20 students and six adults dead, has affected everyone in the town. It is a very intense situation to be here and be part of this, she said. Everyone handles things differently, but its a very sad time. Garcia-Bengochea said the Magic, a jet-black horse with a white face. She described the reaction of the Newtown children, saying they wanted to be sprinkled with Magics fairy dust after they saw the sparkles shining from the horses hair. On Saturday, more than 600 people gathered at the towns library to meet the three mini horses, Garcia-Bengochea said. The outpouring of people that want to be with the horses was amazing, she said. dents to extend their visit, Gentle Carousel plans to stay an extra week in town. Although the trip has been Bengochea said donations from around the world helped make the trip possible for the horses. She said a medical volunteer from Maryland brought a heated horse ambulance to Newtown so the horses could stay warm at night. A horse training facility near the town also offered an indoor arena for the trio to relax in, as well as pastures for them to run around in after work. Today, Garcia-Bengochea and the horses will go to other schools in the Newtown area in hopes of comforting children and school staff. Garcia-Bengochea said the organization will name its newest therapy horse after one of the Sandy Hook Elementary students who passed away during the shooting. The childs family will follow the horses two-year training process. Garcia-Bengochea said she hopes Gentle Carousel can return to Newtown this summer. When you see the things weve seen, we absolutely feel like we wouldnt want to be anywhere else, she said.High Springs therapy horses bring comfort to Newtown communityThree mini horses went

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KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterKate Lambert stooped over an open freezer chest, pulling out shopping basket. Since Lambert served the frozen treat instead of wedding cake on her special day three years ago, specialty item until the opening Joes grocery store Dec. 12. ritas and heaven, she said. Ive missed these for three years. grocery store in Butler Plaza the second Florida location of the California-based chain expanded specialty food options for Gainesville residents. In spite of the rain on opening day, an arch of orange and blue balloons greeted the steady in front of the store. the eight registers stretched more than seven customers long, choking nearby aisles. Its been like this all day, even with the rain, said employee Liz dont bother them. member, said 127 people waited to crowd into the store at the 8 a.m. opening. By 9 a.m., 600 people had walked through the doors. Vinnie Athey, a 25-year-old intern with Reformed University Fellowship, said he went to the store and expected a spectacle similar to Walmart during Black Friday. He said the atmosphere was lively but more civil than he expected. We were really just coming for the festivities, Athey said. What we got was an island adventure. been enjoying seems to be trickling into neighboring stores in the plaza, said PetSmart operations into the space next door. Its ridiculous how many der around, she said. said. shop here, she said. If youre likely to care about the quality of your food, youll also care about catering to the needs of your pet. after many students left town for Winter Break, Store Manager Jodi McCullough said employees became familiar with many of Gainesvilles permanent residents. a great opportunity to meet the folks that live here all year round, for locals to come in and check out the store, she said. So far, McCullough said, orange chicken, the 99-cent handmade Italian pasta, Green Plant juice and the whole selection of Indian food have been best sellers. Gainesville, and I think weve tapped into that market well, she said. I think this is a really great addition to the grocery landscape. 10, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 David Carr / AlligatorTrader Joes opened at 8 a.m. on Dec. 12 in Butler Plaza to a crowd of more than 100 people. About 600 people had walked through the doors by 9 a.m. LOcaCALFirst Trader Joes in Gainesville opens to excited customers

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 11 CRIME KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterA Gainesville man was arrested Saturday night on charges of chasing another man with a samurai sword and resisting arrest. The incident started just after 10 p.m. Saturday when Robert Chesser, 46, of 635 SW 11th Place, started to argue with the victim, according to a GPD arrest report. Witnesses told police they saw Chesser run into his apartment, come out with a 3-foot long samurai sword and chase the man, swinging the sword at him. When police arrived, Chesser ignored back into his apartment. Chesser had access to numerous swords and other bladed weapons, according to the report. talked to Chesser through his front door, asking him to come out. Chesser then charged at police with a mop, yelling I will f****** kill you, according to the report. the house to subdue him, but Chesser struck the dog with the mop handle. used a Taser to subdue and arrest Chesser. Police charged Chesser with aggravated assault, two counts of assault on a law violence, and striking or interfering with a police animal, according to the report. GPD spokesman Ben Tobias said Chesser was diagnosed with several mental disorders and is on psychotropic medications. Police booked Chesser into the Alachua County Jail at 11:18 p.m. Satur day, where he remained Sunday with a $30,000 bond. not injured during the incident. This incident could have ended a lot were able to subdue Chesser before he was able to seriously injure or kill anyone. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator. org.Police arrest man with sword ALGEBRA NATION WILL LAUNCH STATEWIDE JAN. 15. JENNIFER MARTINEZ PINILLOAlligator Contributing WriterThe UF Lastinger Center for Learning and Study Edge partnered to develop a free program to serve as a study aid for middle and high school students taking the Algebra 1 End-of-Course Assessment. Algebra Nation launches Jan. 15. Students will have access to study guides and video review sessions that will cover topics on the assessment. Students will also have access to a study wall where they can post questions for experts or other students to answer. The program will also schedule tutoring sessions, especially as the date of the assessment gets closer, said Donald Pemberton, director of the Lastinger Center for Learning. In 2012, more than 40 percent of middle and high school students failed the assessment, which began in 2011, said Study Edge president Ethan Fieldman. Students who fail the assessment have to retake the test and pass it in order to receive credit for the class. The program will be accessible through the Algebra Nation website and through a mobile device application for iPhones, Androids and tablets. Students can register on the website now to receive updates. The review videos were created by teachers from school districts around Flor ida who have helped their students score high on the assessment, Pemberton said. The Lastinger Center for Learning and Study Edge worked closely with the Flor ida Department of Education to develop this program. Next school year, the program will also cover the biology and geometry assessments, which started in 2012.Program aims to prepare algebra students for successCChesser

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MARJORIE NUNEZAlligator Contributing WriterThe rescue team wanted to name the paralyzed dachshund given a second chance days before Christmas St. Nick. Instead, the dog once scheduled for euthanization, now living with a foster family in Gainesville was dubbed Vixen. The 4-year-old female wiener dog was suffering from intervertebral disc disease, a neurological problem affecting the spine, when she was dropped off at Miami-Dade Animal Services on Dec. 21. She was unable to walk and was scheduled to be put down at noon the next day, said Steven Spierer, a board member of the Dachshund Rescue South Florida organization. The afternoon Vixen was dropped off, a staff member contacted Dachshund Rescue South Florida. The organization does not accept dogs gery and recovery can run up to more than $5,000, Spierer said. But the organization still wanted to help. As soon as it heard about Vixen, Dachshund Rescue South Florida posted about her on its Facebook page. Shortly after, they got a response from Carrie Santare, a neurology resident at UFs College of Veterinary Medicine. According to an email from Sarah Carey, the director of Public Relations at the college, Santare offered to foster Vixen if she had feeling in her legs. If a dog with her disease can feel its legs, it has an 80 to 90 percent chance of recovering enough to walk. Santare agreed to foster Vixen. A group of seven people relayed Vixen from South Florida to Gainesville that same night. Vixen traveled for about six hours, and Santare drove an hour and a half south of Gainesville to pick her up. Its remarkable what can be done when just normal people work together for a cause, Spierer said. Within the next couple of days, it was determined that Vixens disease was caused by a ruptured nancial assistance, Carey said. On Dec. 24, Vixen had an emergency surgery to decompress her spinal cord. On Christmas morning, Vixen went home with Santare. On Dec. 26, she was walking with a wobble. I have fallen in love with her, but she needs a forever home, Santare said. She is great with my two boxers and the cat. She has a heart of gold and will make someone extremely happy. She is my Christmas miracle. 12, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013Courtesy to the AlligatorAfter being scheduled to be put down on Dec. 22, Vixen, a 4-year-old dachshund, found a home with a foster family in Gainesville. Paralyzed dog walks again in Gainesville Christmas miracle THE STUDENTS WON $2,500. ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator Staff WriterTwo UF students mapped out the entire world in 14 hours. Joseph Murphy and Chad Juehring won the worlds largest student data visualization competition for their program, Six Degrees of Transportation. student in a UFs Digital Worlds Institutes masters program, competed in the Interactive Challenge at the Visualizing Global Marathon with Juehring, a 30-year-old in his second year of the same program. Of the 1,017 students scattered across 38 countries and 176 univer sities, Six Degrees of Transportation was chosen as one of the best interactive projects submitted online for the 2012 competition. In the competition, students had 48 hours to tackle one of three data-visualizing challenges. The three options were Disease Alerts, Global Flights Network and U.S. Election in Social Media. Murphy and Juehring chose the Global Flights Network challenge, which had nine other entries. Contestants were asked to look patterns worldwide and visualize them in a new way. Murphy said their interactive design mimics a solar system and measures distance. Our perspective was to look at it not as a network looking down at Earth, but thinking of it as a single person, Murphy said. Six Degrees of Transportation has dozens of colored circles that represent airports all over the world. A person can choose an air port, and the program will show nal destination. I would never plan my travel using it, but it is fun to play with, Murphy said. During the 14 hours it took to program, Murphy and Juehring took turns sleeping and had data ers. For their design, they won $2,500, which they will split. For me it was about having a good portfolio piece, whether we won or not, he said. Winning was a good bonus, though. James Oliverio, director of the Digital Works Institute, wrote in an email that he was proud of Murphy and Juehrings work. Their intuitive interaction design and solid technical prowess this project, but in their ongoing work in Digital Worlds classes, he said. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org data visualization contest KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterA Pinellas Park woman was arrested Dec. 27 in connection with two Walmart robberies in Gainesville. rested Regina Mary Rossi, 52, and charged her with two counts ing to a GPD arrest report. At about 3 p.m. on Black Friday, Rossi walked into the Walmart on Northeast 12th Avenue wearing a snow cap with a black wig. Once inside, she walked around the store and put toys and a poinsettia into her cart. Then she approached a garden center cashier, according to the report. Rossi pulled out a black handgun, pointed it at the cashier and ordered the woman to When the cashier said she couldnt open the register, Rossi removed a toy jewelry box from her cart and asked the woman to ring up the item and give her cash. Rossi stole more than $700 store, according to the report. the scene, where a K-9 unit ofRossis trail. Police later found a shirt, blue jeans, cap and boots that Rossi wore during the time of the robbery, according to the report. A detective from Gainesville Polices Forensic Crime Unit the toys, the counter inside the store and on the cart she used. On Dec. 26, Rossi walked into the Walmart on Northwest 13th Street. This time, she did not wear a disguise. She walked around the store again, putting toys into her cart. Rossi approached a cashier in the stores garden center. As the cashier rang up and bagged the toys in Rossis cart, Rossi told the clerk she had a gun in her purse and demanded all money in the register, according to the report. The cashier gave Rossi the cash and the the store westbound toward Bank of America, in the 2700 block of Northwest 13th Street. Police did not say how much money was stolen. The stores surveillance cameras captured Rossi robbing scene. gerprint evidence, detectives obtained a photograph of Rossi, according to the report. During an interview, investigators presented a photo of Rossi to one of the Walmart cathe alleged robber. located and arrested Rossi outside her sisters house in Fort White. During questioning, Rossi told police she robbed the Walmart stores because she lost cusand that her house was being foreclosed on, according to the report. booked Rossi into the Columbia County Jail. She was later taken to the the Alachua County Jail. Meanwhile, Rossis car was towed to University Towing in Gainesville. Inside the car, police found a black Taurus .38-caliber handgun as well as ammunition. They also found a bag of toys, a receipt and sunglasses Rossi wore during one of the robber ies. the Alachua County Jail at 11:44 a.m. Dec. 30. As of Sunday night, she remained in custody with a $200,000 bond. Gainesville Polices crime analysts sent out Rossis information to other law enforcement agencies in the state to see if she could be connected to any other unsolved robberies, said GPD spokesman Ben Tobias. As of Friday, he said, Rossi may be connected to at least two other robberies, one of which happened in Pinellas County. Tobias could not give any more details on the other incidents. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator.org.Rossi crCRIME She has a heart of gold and will make someone extremely happy. She is my Christmas miracle.Carrie Santareneurology resident

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 13 AP PhotoTheifosaurus Rex CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff WriterA Gainesville man arrested in October accused of importing stolen dinosaur fossils from Asia plead guilty before a New York judge on Dec. 27. As part of his plea, Eric Prokopi agreed to forfeit a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton he allegedly stole from Mongolia and sold for about $1 million, acfor the Southern District of New York. Prokopi, a 38-year-old Gainesville resident and self-described commercial paleontologist, will also give up two additional Tyrannosaurus bataar skeletons, as well as Sauolophus and Oviraptor fossils. Prokopi was charged with conspiracy to smuggle illegal goods, entry of goods by means of false statements and interstate and foreign transport of goods converted and taken by fraud. If convicted, he faces a total of 17 years in prison for the charges, accordFossils and ancient skeletal remains are part of the fabric of a countrys natural history and cultural heritage, and black mar keteers like Prokopi, who illegally export and sell these wonders, steal a slice of that history, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara wrote in a statement. From 2010 to 2012, Prokopi allegedly stole dinosaur skeletons from Mongolia and imported them into the U.S. He is also accused of providing U.S. Customs and about the fossils origin, value and identity. Early last year, Prokopi listed a Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton for auction through Heritage Auctions, an auctioning website. On May 20, an anonymous buyer from Manhattan bought the fossil for about $1 million dollars. The next day, U.S. governquest of the Mongolian government. That same month, Prokopi also sold the remains of a Saurolophus angustirostris, a dinosaur from the late Cretaceous period, for $75,000 to I.M. Chait, an auction house located in Beverly Hills. In October, agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements Homeland Security Investigations arrested Prokopi at his house on the 5900 block of Southwest 13th Street. A New York judge will sentence Prokopi on April 25. With Prokopis guilty plea, Bharara praised investigators for their work in the case. We are pleased that we can now begin the process of returning these prehistoric fossils to their countries of origin, he said. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@ alligator.org.Gainesville bone collector pleads guilty in dino fossil case

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THE MACHINE COSTS $200,000. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff WriterThey are at security checkpoints in airports all over the world. Large full-body scanners give Transportation Security glimpse into what were hiding in our pockets. These machines, used to prevent passengers from bringing dangerous items into terminals and onto air planes, have now made their way into county jails across the state. At the Alachua County Jail, deputies recently started using a RadPRO SecurPASS scanner to screen criminals for any contraband before booking them into the jail. Security is enhanced by ensuring tools and/or weapons are not introduced into the facility by prisoners/ inmates, wrote Capt. Jeff Cloutier, ASO Security Oper ations Division Commander at the jail, in an email. The Alachua County Sher machine in September from Canon U.S.A. Inc., the same company that manufactures cameras and printers, for $200,000. The money came from cording to an ASO news release. joins Marion, Indian River, Polk, St. Lucie, Palm Beach and Pasco county sheriffs ofners in their jails, Cloutier said. With the new machine, ofto search an inmate if they believe he or she is trying to sneak illegal items into the jail. A traditional strip search requires several deputies and could take 15 minutes to complete, said ASO spokesman Lt. Todd Kelly. screen an inmate for contraband in seconds. Heres how it works: An inmate steps onto a platform and is moved across a gate that shoots an X-ray beam, which takes a digital X-ray of the inmate from head to toe. After a few seconds, the scanner produces a detailed image of the inmates body, and the picture is sent to a checks to see if the scanner located any hidden items. The machine can detect weapons, drugs, chemical and biological materials, and items as small as a needle, according to the SecurPASS website. If the machine detects any duct a strip search and conthe inmate. During a testing session handcuff key hidden inside an inmates rectum, an item that would have gone unnoticed without the machine, Kelly said. Along with keeping illegal items out of the jail, Sheriff Sadie Darnell said the machine would help improve work security. We are committed to providing a safe environment for employees at the jail and want criminals to know that the Alachua County Jail is not where you want to try to smuggle contraband, she said. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org. MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 David Carr / Alligator Staff Body scanner gives jail inside view of criminals COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterLa Lola Loca, the Latin food truck that rolled onto campus last Fall, is back this semester. New additions on the menu include nachos, black bean tacos and burritos, plus quesadillas. Chips and queso will replace chips with queso. The food truck will be open from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the North Lawn of the Reitz Union. Last semester, it traveled to locations like Century Tower and Library West. Food items are less than $10, according to the La Lola Loca UF Facebook page. Customers can pay with Flex Bucks and Declining Balances on their Gator 1 Cards, as well as cash and credit cards. Marketing program manager for Gator Dining Services Jill Rodriguez wrote in an email that La Lola Loca will be on campus will be added this semester. La Lola Loca was well-received by both students and faculty, Rodriguez wrote. Twenty-two-year-old chemical engineer ing senior Tim Heneks said he likes to order the Tacodilla. La Lola Loca combines everything I love about about Mexican [food], he said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org.Food truck expands Latin food menu La Lola Loca was well-received by both students and faculty.marketing program manager

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16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 THE EVENT IS TUESDAY. CARINA SEAGRAVEAlligator Contributing WriterAt Chuys, the king of rock n roll never left the building, especially not before his birthday. The Tex-Mex restaurant chain will celebrate Elvis Presleys 78th birthday Tuesday by giving free entrees to anyone who dresses up as the American icon or his wife, Priscilla, according to a company press release. Customers who attend the Jailhouse Rock-themed event will receive special pricing throughout the day on entrees named after Presley, which include Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken and the Elvis Presley Memorial Combo, said Ray Gross, kitchen manager for the Gainesville Chuys restaurant, located on Southwest Archer Road. The restaurant typically serves 15 to 20 Elvis entrees daily, said Gross, 24. People dont order Elvis plates much because theyre not aware of them, but I anticipate an increase, he said. People who dont drink Corona drink it on Cinco de Mayo, and its the same thing here. With the purchase of a Blue Hawaiian, Presleys favorite drink, or a margarita, guests will receive prizes such as guitar picks, a special souvenir cup and a jailhouse temporary tattoo, according to the release. Customers will also be able to purchase T-shirts of Presley and his wife, which were made for the occasion. Austin, Texas, in 1982, has been celebrating Presleys birthday since its founding. Tyler Francischine, a 23-year-old UF graduate and server at the restaurant, said she looks forward to seeing customers dress up in Presley paraphernalia. Im hoping to see some babies dressed as Elvis, she said. Eric Simanton, manager and spokesman for the Gainesville restaurant, said each Chuys restaurant has an Elvis shrine, which is used for customers to dedicate their Presley memorabilia. Simanton said he hopes Presleys birthday bash will inspire customers to feel like family at the restaurant. Elvis reached so many people in his era, so were big on the fact that Elvis is very real, very iconic and very clean, just like our restaurant, Simanton said.Chuys to celebrate Elvis birthday Im hoping to see some babies dressed as Elvis.Tyler Francischineserver

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KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville residents did not get to enjoy a white Christmas after all. After the anticipated ice rink slated to occupy Bo Diddley Community Plaza was delayed from opening several times, it nical challenges. The obstacles included several unsuccessful repairs to the chiller lines intended to freeze the ice and problems plaza, said city spokesman Bob Woods. Issues with setting up the 35-foot tent designed to cover the ice also interfered with the project, according to Alligator archives. Russell Etling, programs coordinator for the city of Gainesville, said Midwest Display decided to nix the rink because the delays pushed the opening too far into the window between Thanksgiving and the holiday season, when the company was counting on the most ticket sales. Etling said the city will look into offering an ice rink next winter. We do our homework and felt comfortable with [Midwest Displays] capabilities, he said. I truly believe there were forces beyond anyones control. Sometimes technical challenges happen. Midwest Display representatives were unable to be reached for comment. Ruby Mendez, a 19-yearold nursing freshman, said the rinks cancellation was a disappointing loss. I dont think its fair for them to tell us theyre going to bring it and then take it away, she said. MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 17 ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterFreshman Tyler Dwyer doesnt have to feel guilty about spending money on his usual beef and rice burrito at Moes Southwest Grill anymore. With the start of a new semester, Moes and Chomp It have been added to the Gator Dining meal plan. The two restaurants in the Racquet Club Dining Center were added to provide meal plan destinations close to the Murphree Area, marketing program manager for Gator Dining Ser vices Jill Rodriguez wrote in an email. Rodriguez said this was a good thing for students because it has increased the number of restaurants that accept meal plan dollars to eight. Dwyer agrees. Im happy about it because it gives me more options that are basically free to eat, said the 18-year-old international studies student. Other changes to Gator Dining include renovating the Fresh Food Company and adding a Provisions on Demand Market to the Rawlings bus stop after Spring Break. Contact Alexa Volland avolland@ alligator.org. offer more We do our homework and felt comfortable with [Midwest Displays] capabilities. I truly believe there were forces beyond anyones control. Sometimes technical challenges happen.Russell Etlingprograms coordinatorAlex Catalano / AlligatorPatrick OConnor, 63, searches a trucking pamphlet for a job as a hired driver on Bo Diddley Community Plaza Sunday afternoon. I used to go ice skating when I was a little kid, he said.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 19 Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffJames Wood examines antlers inside his taxidermy shop, Tonys Artistic Taxidermy, in Hawthorne on Oct. 30. Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffTop: A bear skin rests on a work table inside the taxidermy shop. Left: James Wood works at his table inside his taxidermy shop. Right: A deer mount dries inside Tonys Artistic Taxidermy. A man who really knows his stuff

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20, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 Sarah Davis / AlligatorTextbook TycoonBefore starting the Spring semester, Javier Lavayen, a 25-year-old psychology junior, searches the aisles of the UF Bookstore in the Reitz Union on Saturday for his textbooks. PEOPLE CAN TEXT CRIME TIPS AND RECEIVE ALERTS. KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterCommunicating with Gainesville Police is now as simple as sending a text. TipSoft software, available through police technology company PublicEngines, allows users to send anonymous crime tips and receive activity alerts via text message, email and a smartphone application. Gainesville residents and UF students can now text tips to CRIMES (274637) using the keyword GPDFL or submit through the companys TipSubmit Mobile application, according to a GPD news release. Both methods will protect users identities on all anonymous tips. When you have the ability to send a text message, its a lot less intrusive to the person whos reporting the crime, said GPD spokesman Ben Tobias. Another feature of the software, TipSoft Alerts, allows Gainesville Police to text and/or email crime activity alerts to the public, similar to the UF Alerts system. ways to reach more people in the community, Tobias said. Both TipSoft and TipSoft Alerts allow users to anonymously respond to GPD with questions or additional infor mation, he said. William Kilmer, CEO of PublicEngines, said the company has set up technological and legal solutions to guarantee user anonymity. During a conversation between police and citizens, no IP address or cellphone data is transmitted, he said. There is also a separate organization in place to prevent any legal pursuit of the tip provider. Its an easier way to have a two-way dialogue with the city, Tobias said. Since UF started sending out text and email alerts in 2008, students and faculty have been able to receive alerts faster than the previous email system, said Kenneth Allen, emergency management coordinator for UF Environmental Health & Safety. In a Fall 2012 survey administered to 683 UF students, alumni, faculty and parents, close to 70 percent of responAmelia Butler, a 20-year-old public relations senior, is the founder of Lady Gators are R.A.D., an outreach organization to increase student awareness of rape aggression defense classes offered through the University Police. She said the organization has a section on the website where students can ask questions directly to a university or calling the police department. I think its something students feel more comfortable with, she said. I really respect the fact that theyre going to offer something where students can increase their communication. Sign up for TipSoft Alerts on GPDs website at www.gainesvillepd.org. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator.org.GPD debuts mobile system

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 21 CAMPUS ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterThe UF Bookstore has partnered with Better World Books to donate textbooks that cannot be sold back in support of world literacy. UF Bookstore Director Lynne Vaughan said UF has been on a trial run with Better World Books for the past year but recently beSince the inception of Better World Books library discards and donations in 2004, more than 2,000 libraries across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom have joined Better World Books. The program manages discarded and donated books by reselling them on BetterWorldBooks. com for up to 90 percent off, then shares the proceeds. According to the Better World Books website, one program, Book for Book, donates a book to a person in need every time a book is purchased online. A portion of all the book sales Books for Africa and Feed the Children. Nearly 7 million books have been donated. I think its wonderful to be able to give these books to people that need them, Vaughan said. We are keeping books from goDepending on the textbook requests made by professors, not all textbooks sold at the beginning of the semester can be sold back to the bookstore, she said. Its the books that do not have a value that we send to Better World Books, Vaughan said. Of the thousands of books sold at the beginning of the Fall semester, 300 to 500 books were donated. Students arent just recycling a book, Vaughan said. Its helping someone economically to have access to something they might not have ever had access to before. Amanda Fretz, a 19-year-old Spanish sophomore, said UFs involvement with Better World Books is fantastic. As a former English major, Fretz said she was a strong believer in reading at an early age. The bookstore doesnt offer a high enough return for me to want to do buyback, so Id love for my books to go to a good cause, she said. Celine Rodrigues, a 20-year-old biology junior and service director for Heal the World at UF, said she was also happy about UFs involvement with the organization. This is a great thing for UF to be a part of to help spread the importance of education, she said. I have so many books just sitting there that Im never going to look at again, I might as well put them to good use. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org.Bookstore donations better world UF STUDENTS CAN GET VACCINATED ON CAMPUS. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterIn the wake of the holiday season and the onset of Spring semester, the Alachua County Health Department urges Gainesville residents to take acThe most effective precauseason and practicing good hygiene regimes, said Anthony Dennis, environmental health director for the Alachua County Health Department, in a statement. mon cold share the same category as respiratory tract infecsevere, according to a health department press release. The department recommends preventative measures such as washing hands with soap and water, avoiding touching the face, covering mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, limiting exposure to shot each year. To get vaccinated, Gainesville residents can attend one of the SE 24th St. on Jan. 15 and Jan. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. UF students with a Gator 1 the Student Health Care Center, located at 280 Fletcher Drive.Health department urges flu shots We are keeping books Lynne VaughanUF Bookstore Director

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22, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 David Carr / Alligator StaffFans In the Stands SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterUF is the best value public college in the state of Florida, according to Kiplingers Per sonal Finance magazine. The university ranked No. 3 for in-state and No. 11 for out-of-state. Each school is ranked on its in-state and out-of-state cost. The tuition for each has difmore students who go to public universities choose one in their home state, said senior associate editor Marc Wojno. UF costs $16,593 per year for in-state tuition and $38,870 for out-of-state tuition. Other Florida schools on the list included Florida State University, University of Central Florida and University of South Florida. Kiplinger is a publisher of business forecast and advice. The rankings were based on cost and quality. Kiplinger started with 600 public institutions and narrowed down the list to 130 based on academic quality and then ranked The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked No. 1 for in-state and No. 2 for out-of-state. Although the universitys tuition is more than UFs, UNCs cost is less after need-based aid is factored in. UNC cost nancial aid factored in, it cost about $6,000. At about $9,000. No. 2 for in-state was the University of Virginia, which switched places with UF this year. Wojno said UF cost went up and test scores fell slightly, while UVA rose in test scores and four-year-graduation rate. UF spokesman Steve Orlando said these rankings seem fair and objective. The fact were No. 3 in very good company speaks very well for the university, he said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org. UF ranked nationally for affordable educationadADMINIsS TRaA TION JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff WriterCampus infrastructure was a popular topic of discussion at UFs Board of Trustees meeting last month. The trustees voted in favor of a makeover for the Stephen C. OConnell Center and a renovation of Newell Hall into a study center. The trustees also heard a report from Vice President for Business Affairs Curtis Reynolds regarding building a new presidents house. About 82 percent of UFs peer universities provide a house for their presidents, Reynolds said. The average size is about 10,000 square feet. Current UF President Bernie Machen does not live in the house, which Reynolds said is outdated, hard to secure and not private. The building is inadequate in size and facilities for the needs of an AAU school president, Reynolds said. The President Housing Policy Subcommittee recommended the construction of an entirely new house on UFs property. Private donations would fund the project, Reynolds said. The new house would be built on the 7-acre former Baby Gator area on Village Drive, a location Reynolds said has buffer zones for the presidents privacy. It would be about 8,000 to 10,000 square feet and would cost about $2 million. The old house would become a facility for events and receptions, Reynolds said. The Rob Gidel Family Practice Field. The new indoor tennis facility was named The Charles R. and Nancy V. Perry Indoor Tennis Facility. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@alligator.org.Board of Trustees discusses campus building changes Kiplingers Personal Finance magazine results Florida schools with best tuition and academic value School In-state Out-of-state UF 3 11 New College 7 30 FSU 26 33 UCF 42 69 USF 57 56 UNF 64 94MMachen

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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 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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ALLIGATOR 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 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. 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 4-24-13-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 4-24-72-10 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 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. MOTORCYCLE TIRE SALE SPORT, STREET, CRUISER, OFF-ROAD. OVER 400 TIRES IN STOCK. MENTION THIS AD FOR $10.OO OFF. RPM MOTORCYCLES 352-377-697 4-2472-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-72-11 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 4-24-72-12 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!!! 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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 $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-24-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. 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

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26, ALLIGATOR CUTTING-EDGE UF RESEARCH STUDY BOTH smokers AND never-smokers Periodontal (gum line) sampling only 5 visits over 2 years; up to 1.5 hr each visit FREE oral exam, up to $160 compensation Call: 352-`392-2945 or 352-641-0319 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 4-24-13-72-13 GET CASH TODAY For your car, cruck or van. Any condition. Top prices paid. Call anytime 7 days/week 352299-5370 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. 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. 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Email resume to: team@west20th.com 1-11-12-14-14 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 1-7-13-9-14 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 1-7-13-9-14 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 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 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 Have a New Years resolution? Forget about the gym! Join us! Make money & stay active! 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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. 1-31-12-51-15MATH & PHYSICS TUTORINGPhD in Mathematical Physics. $20/hrEmail Andrew: tutelar@instruction.com 1-11-16-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-24-72-16 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 IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 4-24-13-72-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 27 KICKOFF IS TONIGHT AT 8 ON ESPN. PAUL NEWBERRYAP National WriterMIAMI (AP) Sometimes, the buildup to a game can overwhelm what actually happens on play nothing less than a classic to live up to all the hype for Monday Before either team stepped on this was shaping up as one of the College footballs two most stoand song, facing off for the biggest this is a chance to be remembered will be trying to claim its third national championship in four years back-to-back BCS titles, a remarkable achievement given the everincreasing parity of the college players from last years title team has kind of exceeded expectations, If you look at all the players we lost last year, the leadership what this team was able to accomDespite their impressive legacy, even ranked at the start of the seaStanford and Pittsburgh, combined with three other victories by a touchdown or less, gave Notre After so many lost years, the golden dome has reclaimed its luster in coach Brian Kellys third It starts with setting a clear Really, what is it? Are we here to get to a bowl game, or are we here to win national championships? So the charge immediately was to play for championships and win a Notre Dame, Alabama to play for BCS title tonight

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Nelson shines in NFL playoffsFormer Florida star Reggie Nelson paced the Cincinnati Bengals with 10 tackles in a 19-13 loss against the Houston Texans on Saturday. Nelson also notched two tackles for loss and a quarterback hit.Senior guard Kenny Boynton tied a career-high with 28 points in a 79-58 win against Yale on Sunday. See story, page 33. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffJunior tight end Jordan Reed dives for a few extra yards during the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Reed was limited during Floridas 33-23 loss to Louisville due to a left knee injury. GREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS The Gators UF ends resurgent year in Sugar Bowl disappointment JACOBY BRISSETT AND CHRIS JOHNSON ARE THE FOURTH AND FIFTH FLORIDA PLAYERS TO TRANSFER SINCE DECEMBER. JOSH JURNOVOY Alligator Staff Writer Sophomore backup quarterback to transferWHAT TO EXPECT Get to know us this semesterSEE DEPARTURES, PAGE 30 SEE WELCOME, PAGE 31 SEE BOWL, PAGE 30 We wasnt supposed to be here in a lot of peoples eyes, and we proved the whole country wrong. Great season for us, and there aint nothing to do but go up the ladder for this team next year.Sharrif FloydUF defensive tackle Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan Poll ResultsAre you disappointed that Louisville was selected as Floridas opponent in the Sugar Bowl?68% YES 32% NO473 total votes

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 29 PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff Writer At 5-foot-6, Carlie Needles is the shortest player on Floridas roster. But Needles came up huge in the waning moments of the Gators victory on Sunday. With 12 seconds remaining and UF clinging to a three-point lead, Needles blocked LSU guard Adrienne Webbs game-tying shot attempt. helped Florida seal a 77-72 victory against LSU (10-5, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) in the OConnell Center. Shes fearless; thats what makes Carlie special, coach Amanda Butler said. Carlie is a tireless worker and really tough. Needles added: I really didnt even try to block it. I was just trying to get up and not let her get that three. (It was) a big stop for us. Florida (12-4, 1-1 SEC) was without senior Jennifer George down the stretch. With 5:06 left in the second half, George tangled with Webb under the Tigers basket. Georges right elbow and shoulder were caught under her body when she crashed violently to the court. George screamed in pain and Floridas medical staff. The forward returned to the bench minutes later with her right shoulder heavily wrapped and in a sling. After the game, Butler said she was unsure of the extent of her injury but would have a better estimation today. [The medical staff] told me she wanted to go back in the game, Butler said. Id say thats probably a good indication. Before suffering the injury, with 15 points and 11 rebounds, her seventh double-double of the season. George exited the game with the score tied 62-62. Minus their top scorer, the Gators turned to junior Jaterra Bonds. Bonds scored a game-high 19 points, including seven following Georges departure. When [George] left, we were ish, Bonds said. and bounce back on our home court. With Sundays victory, the Gators have won 15 consecutive games in the OConnell Center. More importantly, Sundays win helped Florida avoid an 0-2 start in SEC play. The way we won the game today is really important, Butler said. You arent going to play a lot of SEC games that are decided by 15 or 20 points. Its just not going to happen. Youre going to have to grind it out to win games in this league. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@alligator.orgRyan Jones / AlligatorRedshirt freshman guard Carlie Needles (left), assistant coach Murriel Page (center) and the Gators cheer from the bench during Floridas 77-72 win against LSU on Sunday in the OConnell Center. Florida rallies to victory against LSU despite star forwards injuryGeorge left game with 5:06 remaining

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30, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013past 11 weeks, defensive tackle Omar Hunter said. They came out and they werent going to be denied. They played a great game. Everything went their way. play, quarterback Jeff Driskel dropped back, looked left and wideout Andre Debose. Debose skidded to a stop and reached back with his right arm to try to corral the pass, instead tipping the ball into Louisville cornerback Terell Floyds hands. Floyd ran 38 yards uncontested for the score, giving the Cardinals a lead they never relinquished. We never got the momentum, UF tight end Jordan Reed said. Floridas plus-17 turnover margin was one of the biggest keys to its four-win improvement from 2011, but the Gators posted a minus-2 on Wednesday. Also critical was UFs pass defense, which entered tops in the torched by Teddy Bridgewater to the tune of 266 yards and two touchdowns. Even Floridas dominant rushing attack, so key to an offense that struggled through the air, never got on a roll. The Gators were constantly playing catch-up and ran the ball a season-low 30 times as a result. UFs signature post-halftime outburst was also absent. The Gators opened Wednesdays second half with an onside kick attempt, but a Cardinals recovery and personal foul penalties against Chris Johnson and Loucheiz Purifoy put Louisville at Floridas 19-yard line. Bridgewater needed only one play to extend Louisvilles lead to 30-10, tossing a touchdown pass to Damian Copeland. This whole season weve been playing as one of the best teams in the nation in the second half, Evans said. I thought we were going to pull it off, like we usually do. But they came through and pushed forward and did a hell of a job in the second half. That UF even expected to champ. A season after Florida needed a win in the Gator Bowl to secure Gone is the team Muschamp called soft after a loss against Florida State in 2011. This team has made great gains from where it was last year, defensive tackle Omar Hunter said. With coach Muschamp and his staff coming in and changing the face of this program, its been great. Florida is stronger and tougher, a reputation that can not be shaken by a single loss at the end of the season. [Muschamp] transformed us from what we were to what we are now, Reed said. Were just going to keep getting better from here. Florida is losing nine senior starters, and juniors Matt Elam, Sharrif Floyd and Jordan Reed, who announced their intentions to skip their senior season and enter the NFL Draft. Dominique Easley and Jelani Jenkins may also decide to forgo their senior year and enter the draft. But Muschamp will reload, hauling in a recruiting class that Rivals rates No. 5 in the nation. More immediately, the Gators and sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel will turn their focus to an offseason of preparation, looking for ways to build on 2012s impressive turnaround. It hurts that we lost like this, guard Jon Halapio said. But we will come back next year. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@ alligator.org. to start the following weekend against LSU. When Driskel regained his health, Brissett remained the backup. Brissett started in two games and played in eight, throwing for 206 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Brissett battled Driskel for the starting spot throughout spring and fall camp in 2012, ultimately losing the competition. Following Week 1, Brissett only played in four games for UF, including a start in place of Driskel (ankle) in a 23-0 win against Jacksonville State on Nov. 17. Driskel will begin his second year as Flor idas starting quarterback with one fewer offensive weapon. Tight end Jordan Reed announced on Saturday via a UF release that he would forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft. Reed led the Gators with 44 catches for 552 yards this year. Ive enjoyed four good years at Florida, but I feel that now is the right time to pursue my dream of playing in the NFL, Reed said in the statement. I appreciate the support from all the coaches and staff here, and Ill always be a Gator. The departures of Reed, Brissett and Johnson bring Floridas mark the total of under classmen departures at seven. Following UFs 33-23 loss in the Sugar Bowl, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and safety Matt Elam announced they would enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Now, Florida faces the task of rebounding from one of its worst defensive performances Floyd and Elam. Even though the coaches advised him to go pro, Floyd said the decision to leave Florida was not an easy one. Were going to walk away from the program weve been in for three years and bonded with a lot of people, so its emotional and you feel it, Floyd said. Floyd added that he did not make his detackles for loss led the team. with 76 tackles 11 for a loss. Both totals ranked second on the team. He recorded 176 tackles and six interceptions in his career. I had three great years, Elam said. I did all I can for the team, you know what Im saying? I played my heart out. I feel like its time to take care of the family. Based on projections, UF will have a junior Defensive end Dominique Easley and linebacker Jelani Jenkins are still contemplating whether or not to return and will have to come to a decision by the Jan. 15 deadline. Easley, who had 3.5 tackles for loss in the Sugar Bowl, declined to discuss his future after the game, but said Floyd and Elams decisions would have no bearing on his. Its my life, my decision, Easley said. Im not really sure yet. Ill make that decision probably in the next week. Jenkins missed the bowl game with a fractured right foot. He didnt speak to the media. He missed four games this season and parts of two others with a broken thumb and a hamstring injury. Senior defensive tackle Omar Hunter said the juniors did a good job of not letting their NFL prospects affect their preparation. Man, I respect it a ton, Hunter said. When I was a redshirt freshman and seeing some older guys, thats all they talked about. NFL, NFL, NFL. These guys, they dont even worry about that stuff. They just play every game like its their last game and not worry about that kind of stuff. Contract Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org. BOWL, from page 28 These guys, they dont even worry about [the NFL Draft]. They just play every game like its their last game and not worry about that kind of stuff.Omar HunterUF defensive tackle UF Fo otball DEPARTURES, from page 28 Florida 23, Louisville 33 Floyd collected a team-leading two sacks 64% KEY STAT TURNING POINT THREE KEY PLAYS STANDINGS 1234 Final Louisville Florida 3314 0 10 10 6 0 3 13SCORE BY QUARTERS SWAMP STUDS23Sharrif Floyd Dominique Easley leading 11 tackles and Matt Elam Jeff Driskel Kent Taylor Loucheiz Purifoy

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 31 gresses, ask Phillip Heilman. Maybe youre curious how the Gators baseball team will fare after the loss of multiple stars to last years MLB draft. Adam Pincus and Josh Jurnovoy will be happy to discuss the prospects of coach Kevin OSullivans squad with you. If youre taking Arabic 2 with Pincus, youll need something to kill time. Think you know how Billy Donovan and Florida will per form once Southeastern Conference play begins this week? Tweet at beat writers Katie Agostin and Landon Watnick or columnist Greg Luca. Engage them with your analysis. Buzzards guts, man! Thats awesome. Even cooler is our plan for the alligatorSports podcast. In a further effort to familiar ize you, the readers, with every writer on our staff, we will feature at least one small sports beat writer on every podcast episode. In addition to regular coverage of mens basketball and baseball, well discuss womens basketball, lacrosse, softball, tenswimming and diving and golf with each sports respective beat writer. Buzzards guts, man! Thats sweet. We want to reach out to you. We do what we do for you, the readers. Without your input and feedback, whats the point? So communicate with us. Reach out. Let your voice be heard. Buzzards guts, man! Thats the way it should be. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. WELCOME, from page 28 @Phillip_Heilman Phillip Heilman Womens Basketball @KatieAgostin Katie Agostin Mens Basketball @AdamDPincus Adam Pincus Baseball @RobertJudin Robert Judin Swimming & Diving @ALichtenstein24 Adam Lichtenstein Softball @Joe_Morgan Joe Morgan Sports Editor @MaxMattern Max Mattern Lacrosse @LandonWatnick Landon Watnick Mens Basketball @ChuckKingsbury Chuck Kingsbury Gymnastics @JoshJurnovoy Josh Jurnovoy Baseball @GregLuca Greg Luca Columnist Shawn Janetzke / Alligator Staff

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32, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 NEW ORLEANSLouisville wanted to be here. The Cardinals were excited to play in the Sugar Bowl. After winning this years Big East Conference crown, a trip to the French Quarter was icing on a damn delicious cake. A reward. Louisville earned a chance to spar with a superpower from the almighty Southeastern Conference. An opportunity to shut up the annoying S-E-C! S-E-C! S-EC! chants. T he Cardinals seized the moment. We made our statement for the upcoming season, Louisville wide receiver Eli Rogers said after his squads dominant upset victory. Versus a team like Florida, this means everything for our program going forward. The Gators didnt want to be there. After a magical 11-1 season, Florida watched two other oneloss SEC teams battle for the league title. Alabama and Georgia fought for a spot in the BCS National Championship Game. The Gators boasted the best resume in college football, but that wasnt enough to earn them a shot at the national title. They were shut out. The Sugar Bowl was a consolation prize. Nothing more. What was in store for Florida had it proved victorious in New Orleans? They dont make rings for 12-win seasons. At least not the ones people remember. When was the last time someone asked Jim Kelly to see his four AFC title rings? Some Gators dreamed of the NFL. Others blew off curfew and partied through the night on Bourbon Street. The Sugar Bowl was nice, but Florida dreamed of Miami. Notre Dame. The crystal football. They didnt care about a silly exhibition game. There was nothing more to accomplish. Their season was already over. Why bother? Gator Nation had the same attitude Times are tough. The economy is bad. Why blow a lot of money to watch a football game that doesnt even matter? Watching the action in high the preferred option, the embodiment of two sacred American values: cheapness and comfort. The 54,178 fans who attended the Sugar Bowl marked the lowest turnout for this game since 1939. Those who made the trip came to party. The Sugar Bowl was merely an excuse to ring in the New Year in style. And they serve alcohol at bowl games, so Laissez les bons temps rouler! Go Gators! Florida didnt care about this game. Neither did its fans. And who can blame them? Schools like Louisville dream of the BCS. But until the Sugar Bowl becomes part of a playoff bracket in college football, dont expect the big boys to play their hearts out. Its wrong. Its lazy. You would expect pride to be at stake, but that is too ideal. Maybe it is too much to ask when a system as The Cardinals wanted to be here, and they acted like it. Good for them. They are a promising team headed in the right direction quickly. As for the Gators, they fell short of the ultimate prize. And no bowl victory was going to satisfy that hunger. So why bother? Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. David Carr / Alligator Staff FIRE JOE MORGAN Louisville takes advantage of uninspired Florida team Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 33 BOYNTONS 28 POINTS TIED A CAREER-HIGH. KATIE AGOSTIN Alligator Staff Writer After a rough stretch offensively, guard Kenny Boynton rediscovered his shot. In the Gators four contests leading up to No. 13 Floridas 79-58 victory against Yale in New Haven, Conn., Boynton averaged only 9.25 points per game on 29 percent shooting But Sunday night against the Bulldogs was a different story. Boynton tied a career-high 28 points. Boynton also helped Florida shoot 60 percent by going 9 of 12, including shooting 8 of 10 behind the arc, the Gators best shooting percentage since Nov. 14. It was good for him to get out of that funk, coach Billy Donovan said. For someone thats had the kind of slump like hes had it was great to see him break out the way he did. Ending his cold streak wasnt Boyntons only accomplishment Sunday night. The senior broke Lee Humphreys record for career threepointers at Florida, pushing his total to 290. It means a lot, Boynton said. When I was younger, I came to Florida games, and I watched Lee Humphrey play. He was a great shooter. Junior Scottie Wilbekin led Florida (10-2) in assists during their 21-point win against Yale (5-11). Wilbekin recorded a careerhigh 10 assists, beating his previous best of eight, which he set against UCF on Nov. 23. Forward Will Yeguete also had a strong night for the Gators. Despite sustaining an injury uete reentered the game with a bandage on his cut and put up 14 points, nine rebounds, an assist and a steal during his 27 minutes. Erik Murphy sat out Sundays game due to an injury he sustained to his ribs during Fridays practice. Murphy entered Sunday as UFs second-leading scorer, averaging 12.1 points per game. Murphy is doubtful for Floridas Southeastern Conference opener against Georgia on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the OConnell Center. Although the Gators may have to play without Murphy as they start their SEC season, Boynton is making sure Florida doesnt get complacent. Dont take any team for granted in the SEC because its basically like a startover, Boynton said. Its a new season. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org. Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffSenior guard Kenny Boynton attempts a shot during Floridas 7861 victory against Air Force on Dec. 29 in the BB&T Center. Guards shooting lifts UF against Yale With football season in the rear-view mirror and a two-month nonconference slate complete, Florstep into the spotlight. On Sunday, UF survived an early scare and overcame Erik Murphys absence in a drubbing of Yale. Florida carries a 10-2 record into Southeastern Conference play, which tips off with a home matchup against Georgia on Wednesday. While the conference slate wont be a cakewalk, the Gators should be disappointed with anything less than a title. In reality, the SEC is a threeteam league. Only Florida, Kentucky and Missouri have a legitimate shot at the crown. As is the case throughout college basketball this season, each of the contenders has legitimate Kentucky, as always, is young and talented, but not nearly as talented as last years group. Nerlens Noel is Worse Anthony Davis and Alex Poythress is Worse Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Judging Kentuckys merit is nearly impossible this early in the season. The majority of UKs key players are still adjusting to the college game, and point guard Ryan Harrow has only been a key piece of the rotation for half of the year after dealing with illness and family issues in the early going. The Wildcats will only get better than their 9-4 record as the season rolls on, but their potential is capped compared to last year. SEC newcomer Missouri is also still learning. After establishing a reputation as a guardheavy bunch known for giving opponents 40 minutes of hell, the Tigers have switched up their style. Michael Dixon was expected to be one of the best guards in the SEC, but he was kicked off the team on Nov. 29 after multiple allegations of sexual assault came to light. But even without Dixon playing a minute this season, the Tigers started strong at 11-2. The arrival of UConn transfer Alex Oriakhi and Laurence Bowers return from an ACL injury give Missouri a presence in the frontcourt. Florida plays Missouri and Kentucky twice each, meaning the league will likely be won or lost head-to-head. That could be good news for the Gators, who match up favorably with both contenders. After rotating three lead guards last year, Missouri has only one, albeit a damn good one in Phil Pressey. Whether UK settles on the sophomore Harrow or freshman Archie Goodwin at the point, UFs press matches up well. Florida should be able to wear down Pressey and force youthful UK into mistakes. UF will have more good matchups when Kentucky and Missouri get into their halfcourt offense. Both UFs pesky zone more common with 5-foot-6 Erving Walker graduating out of the rotation and collapsing man-to-man should do well against Missouri and Kentucky offenses that rarely rely on jump shooting. On the other side of the ball, neither team presses well enough or often enough to give UF any real issues. As long as Murphys rib injury isnt serious and the Gators keep their balance on offense and intensity on defense, an SEC title is well within reach. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@ alligator.org. SEC championship is Floridas to loseEND OF GREGULATION Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca

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ADAM PINCUS Alligator Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS Linebacker Daniel Brown doused coach Charlie Strong with a cooler of yellow Gatorade. Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater held the game ball above his head as the clock hit zero. Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Confetti fell from the ceiling as Bridgewater reveled in the victory. He arrived in New Orleans as fans, but left as the Sugar Bowl MVP and an emerging superstar. The sophomore quarterback from Miami carried No. 22 Louisville (112, 5-2 Big East) to its second-ever BCS bowl victory and validated his coachs decision to stay at the burgeoning program instead of taking Bridgewater dominated the napassing yards and two touchdowns. Floridas defense, arguably the best unit in the Southeastern Conference, failed to match Bridgewater and his Big East receivers. put the sophomore in the national spotlight. I wouldnt be in this situation right now ... without my teammates, Bridgewater said. The Heisman campaign may start, but Im just enjoying this moment. No. 4 Florida (11-2, 7-1 SEC) already faced Heisman Trophy winner in Johnny Manziel, before allowto Bridgewater on Wednesday. The souri quarterback James Franklin on Nov. 3. Despite throwing a third-quarter interception, Bridgewater took advantage of a secondary that couldnt solve the Cardinals quick passing attack. Of all the quarterbacks we played, he was the best, Gators defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd said. He had the best accuracy. Manziel dont compare to him. Louisville entered the game as a double-digit underdog. It lost to Connecticut and Syracuse this season. Bridgewater wasnt even 100-percent healthy Wednesday after dealing with wrist and ankle injuries throughout the year. T he quarterback who wears gloves on both hands and stores Bazooka bubble gum in his socks during games surprised the Gators with his complete performance. I didnt think he was that good until he showed us different, defensive tackle Dominique Easley said. Bridgewater converted 9 of 14 third down opportunities, which included 3 of 4 longer than 10 yards out. He completed 7 of 11 passes on third down. Florida, the nations 10th-ranked third-down defense at 31 percent conversions allowed, couldnt get Strong almost didnt get the opportunity to coach this game-changing quarterback, who already has 23 starts and a BCS bowl victory in his two-year career. Bridgewater, a standout at prep football power Miami Northwestern High, was committed to his hometown Hurricanes until he switched former Miami coach Randy Shannon. He exhibited toughness and restraint against Florida, especially when linebacker Jon Bostic drilled him and knocked off his helmet quarter. I give it all to Teddy Bridgewater, Easley said. He is a great quarterback. He knows how to execute and take control of his team. He broke us apart. Despite Bridgewaters banner performance, the poor outing from the Florida defense was surprising. Redshirt senior defensive tackle Omar Hunter found a silver lining in a game with not much to cheer about for Florida. Defense didnt execute the way we wanted it to, he said. But this team will learn from it going forward next year and will be that much better because of it. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@ alligator.org. 34, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffLouisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) hands the ball off to running back Jeremy Wright (28) during the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Louisville quarterback shines in win Teddy Bridgewater Jan. 2, 2013 Louisville Bridgewater put Terrance Broadway Nov. 10, 2012 Louisiana gest upset in Louisiana Marques Ivory Nov. 17, 2012 Jacksonville State EJ Manuel Nov. 24, 2012 Florida State Connor Shaw Oct. 20, 2012 South Carolina Shaw didnt Aaron Murray Oct. 27, 2012 Georgia James Franklin Nov. 3, 2012 Missouri ton Jordan Rodgers Oct. 13, 2012 Vanderbilt tion wasnt enough as Tyler Bray Sept. 15, 2012 Tennessee Quarterbacks vs. UF Matt Schilz

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 35 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffSenior Ashanee Dickerson performs on the beam against Ball State on Friday in the OConnell Center. FLORIDA DEFEATED BALL STATE 196.575-190.55. CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator WriterAs a team primed to return to the NCAA Tournament with hopes of The Gators opened with a convinc        The lineups that the coaches put such a short amount of time to train sooner for the Jacksonville native, who from competition, and noted that she   Junior Mackenzie Caquatto comformance since the 2011 NCAA ChamSenior gymnast wins 14th all-around title

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