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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 78 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida 81 /57 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13Campus gyms see increased attendance with new semesterHigh temperatures connected with fewer manatee deathsFlorida junior forward Casey Prather will miss 10-14 days due to a high left ankle sprain. Read the story on page 13. UF doctor receives prestigious Order of the Smile award Erin Winick / AlligatorStayin Puft COLLEEN WRIGHTJoe Taranto was nervous. He had been expecting a call from the Doritos legal department, not a prank call from Transformers director Michael Bay. Bay, who pretended to be a lawyer from Doritos on the phone, broke the news to Taranto: Tarantos video in the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. I didnt sleep for a day or two, Taranto said. It was an amazing surprise. We already won. Were happy. UF telecommunication graduates Joe Taranto, 31, and his 36-year-old brother, Vinnie Taranto, competed against thousands of entrants for one annual contest. The competition invited consumers to make and send Doritos ads for a chance to be aired to a worldwide audience during the Super Bowl XLVII broadcast Feb. 3. He called me and told me, and we just laughed, Vinnie Taranto said. We were prepared, but we werent prepared for Michael Bay to prank us. Viewers can cast their vote on the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl-branded app on the Doritos Facebook Page, as well as the Facebook mobile app. Voting opened Jan. 4 and will stay open until Jan. 29. UF alums hoping to fetch win in Doritos contest COLLEEN WRIGHTSmathers Library Bookstore will close Thursday after 13 years of business. ing Monday with a sign posted outside Turlington Plaza. The bookstore has about 2,500 items, which include books, mini paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, posters and comic books, that are on sale for 10 or 25 cents. The sale will last until Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Michelle Elneil, the bookstores gifts program manager, said the bookstore was closing for library renovation. Its sad, but we march on, she said. Elneil said the bookstores items were mostly donations from faculty. She said she thinks the brary fund. All books that are not sold or added to a collection in an existing library will most likely be donated to the Friends of the Library. Psychology sophomore Shanique Yee and nutrition and pharmacy sophomore Jennifer Perez, both 19, have been cataloging books in the bookstore and helping customers since May 2012 and Fall 2011, respectively. Its sad knowing that Im not gonna come in and be around these books, Perez said. Yee said shell miss the bookstores regular customers. They always have funny stories, she said. Yee and Perez said the store made 137 sales Monday, surpassing the average 20 customers a day. It was like a stampede, Yee said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator. org.Smathers Library Bookstore to hold sale before closingCAMPUS KATHRYN VARNUniversity Police is encouraging students to lock up their belongings after another burglary was reported at the Keys Residential Complex Saturday morning. The burglary was the third reported incident in the last month and half, as UPD continues its investigation.The department has not arrested anyone in connection to the string of burglaries at the complex. On Saturday, a Keys resident told his apartment, according to a UPD news release. glar talked to him moments before running out of the room. Although the resident could not give a complete description of the burglar, he said the thief spoke with some sort of accent, according to the release. In the December Keys burglaries, police said the burglar or group of burglars mostly stole electronic devices, which include game consoles, cellphones and laptops, during early morning hours. Wallets were also reported stolen from rooms. With the recent increase of burglaries at Keys, UPD recommends students keep their dorm and apartment doors locked at all times and to keep all valuables out of common areas. As an added security step, the department encourages students to enable password protection on their electronic devices to keep thieves from accessing them. Students can also use software from Frontdoor Laptop Software, which can track and disable computers in the event theyre stolen. The program can be downloaded for free on the companys website, www. frontdoorsoftware.com. UPD also suggest students register their devices through the departments website. UPD will keep the make, model, serial number and type which will make identifying and returning a recovered item easier. Jen Gresley, residence life coordinator for the Tolbert and Keys area, sent out an email to residents Satur-Keys burglary reportedSEE BURGLARY, PAGE 8 It was an amazing surprise. We already won. Were happy.Joe TarantoUF telecomunication alumniSEE DORITOS, PAGE 8 Its sad knowing that Im not gonna come in and be around these books.Jennifer Perezpharmacy sophomore

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News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 107 ISSUE 78 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTCLOUDY 73/54 RAIN 62/54 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/50 PARTLY CLOUDY 81/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 81/57 WHATS HAPPENING?Jewish comedian coming to Hillel UF Hillel and the Jewish Student Union are continuing Welcome Week tonight with Jewish comedian Noah Gardenswartz and opening act Improv-dalah. The event will take place at 8 p.m. at UF Hillel, 2020 W. University Ave. Documentary screening at Reitz QPOC United, RUB Entertainment, and the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures are sponsoring a screening of Precious Knowledge at 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union Auditorium. The documentary interweaves the stories of students in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School. Precious Knowledge is timely, as the nation turns its focus toward a wave of anti-immigration legislation in Arizona, with other states planning to follow suit. Arizona lawmakers recently passed a bill giving unilateral power to the state superintendent to abolish ethnic studies classes. Precious Knowledge provides an insiders perspective on a historic battle over civil rights, as the student leaders in Tucson High fight to save their classes. Team to present oral history findings At 6 p.m. tonight, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Programs annual Mississippi Research Trip team will gather at the Civic Media Center to present a panel report of their findings from their fifth trip to the Mississippi Delta. The team, composed of undergraduate and graduate students, collected oral histories with civil rights and labor activists. The event will also feature selections of an oral history interview with civil rights organizer Lawrence Guyot, a founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Parking is free. For information, visit oral.history.ufl.edu, or call 352-392-7168. Life-planning seminar Adam Roark of the Roark Law Firm and Ryan Z. Westerburg of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management will host a free and open discussion about wills, trusts, living wills, financial planning and the other steps you can take to reduce the burdens created by the death or incapacity of a loved one. Refreshments and a life-planning binder will be provided, and a question-andanswer session will follow the talk, which will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Alachua County Public Librarys Millhopper Branch, 3145 NW 43rd St. Talking Gators welcomes officers Talking Gators Toastmasters Club welcomes its newmunity service at a Pledge 5 Foundation service social. Visit www.fotofrenzygainesville. com/ or www.facebook.com/ events/443570285696292/ for more information. Hippodrome Cinema shows for eign films A festival favorite, The Loneliest Planet follows a couple on their backpacking trip through the Caucasus Mountains and explores the unexpectedly huge repercussions of a momentary misstep. The Other Son tells the story of two young men one Israeli, the other Palestinian who learn they were switched at birth and must reassess their identities. Both films will run until Thursday. Find show times at www.thehipp.org/ cinema, call 352-375-HIPP for tickets, and head to 25 SE Second Place to see the films. OAS Peer Mentor applications The Office of Academic Support (OAS) offers academic and personal enrichment ser vices to UF students. It primar ily serves first-generation students and students considered economically, educationally or culturally disadvantaged. Applications are due Jan. 25 by 5 p.m. in Little Hall, Room 311. Visit the website to access the application and browse a detailed description of duties: www.oas.aa.ufl.edu/studentpositions.aspx. Free English classes at library Anyone in the community who would like to practice conver sational English is invited to come Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. through April 16. Classes will be held at the Alachua County Public Library Millhopper Branch. Contact info@latinawomensleague.org or 352-262-6601 with any questions. 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. est officers: Vice President of Membership Daniel Tinkler, Sgt. at Arms William McCombie and Vice President of Education Daniel Fitzpatrick. The club meets Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology Building, Room 1031. It welcomes people interested in learning public speaking and leader ship skills using workbooks and in a supportive environment. For more information, visit talkinggators.toastmastersclubs.org or the Talking Gators Facebook page. Author presents about new book At noon Wednesday, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will host author Billy Townsend for a presentation about his new book, The Age of Barbarity: The Forgotten Fight for the Soul of Florida. The event will be held in Pugh Hall, Room 150. Townsends book chronicles the rise of racial conflict in the wake of World War I and Prohibition, which pitted white against black and Protestant against Catholic. This period saw acts of great violence against racial and religious minorities. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit oral.history. ufl.edu, or call 352-392-7168. Students for Big Brothers Big Sisters meeting Students for BBBS will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Matherly, Room 0016. Attendees will learn more about how to make a differ ence in the lives of Alachua County children by developing one-on-one relationships through one of the most renowned mentoring programs in the United States. Applications to become a big brother or sister will be available at the meeting. Start your New Year off right by making a resolution to change the lives of Gainesville-area children. For more information, email bbbsatuf@gmail.com. Pledge 5 Foundation Foto Frenzy Foto Frenzy is an annual picture scavenger hunt geared toward UF students. From 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, teams of up to five students can compete to take the best pictures next to landmarks on campus. The team that uploads the most pictures within the two-hour time limit wins. Each member of the winning team will win a cruise for two to the Bahamas. 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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 Javier Edwards / AlligatorGretchen Mcintyre, 30, left, and Katie Conly, 30, read at the Civic Media Center on Monday. The Radical Press Coffee Collective, an independent vegan coffee shop, is scheduled to open there in March, store owner Rusti Poulette said. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff WriterThe Alachua County Sheriffs in the hospital. to the scene. into the Alachua County Jail at tails. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org.Deputies arrest Archer man in connection with homocideWounded others remain in critical care KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing Writer coffee shops. New vegan coffee shop raises money for scheduled March openingLOCALScott

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BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Contributing WriterWhile at Harvard in 1998, David Weinstein was being dissuaded from working on a rare genetic disease that he would later dedicate his life to. Weinstein is now a recipient of an award previously presented to Pope John Paul II and Nelson Mandela the Order of the Smile award. Recipients are nominated by children for their efforts in helping children. Hundreds of patients suffering from glycogen storage disease nominated Weinstein. The fact that the patients put so much effort into getting me recognized is truly invaluable, he said. The disease is a rare condition in which the body cannot properly store sugar. This is really not about me, Weinstein said. Its really about an effort to help a community that has been in need of help, and even today, many children in this country are dying. At UF, Weinstein directs the largest research program in the world for the disease. We take care of people from all 50 states and 36 countries, he said. More than 425 patients from around the world have come to Gainesville for care. When I moved here to Gainesville in 2005, I wanted to create the Disney World of health care, he said. I wanted to create a place where people could get care, and where if people didnt have any money, they wouldnt have to worry about that. Gainesville to pursue his dream of gene therapy. He wanted to cure dogs in order to bring gene therapy to humans. UFs veterinary school would allow Weinstein to accomplish this. There are dogs that naturally have this disease, he said. The disease has several differ ent forms and can lead to seizures, brain damage and death. Cornstarch therapy has been used to treat the disease in children. However, each treatment has to be individualized for each child. Most children with GSD have to drink cornstarch, he said. They weigh it out like a medication and use it to meet the energy needs of those who have excessive amounts of sugar in the liver. UF Glycogen Storage Disease Nurse Specialist Iris Ferrecchia had four children, three of whom suffered from the disease. The eldest child of the four passed away as a toddler. Weinstein when her youngest child was a patient in the program in Boston. No one else has cared, she said. There are so many orphan diseases in the world. Its nice that we have a champion. Not only is Weinstein working to help cure the disease, but he has also created a charity for his patients. The charity covers the costs for patients to travel to Gainesville for treatment. A critically ill child, Weinstein said, traveled to Gainesville after being brought in by the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. We have brought in people from every continent except for Antarctica using the charity, he said. Weinstein also travels to countries to provide aid and training. He travels to Europe at least once a month. When I travel and I go back to these countries, and I see children doing well, its so rewarding, he said. Last year, Weinstein created a clinic in Brazil. This month, people will be arriving from Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands for training, Weinstein said. He will travel to Poland in August to attend a knighting cer emony, where he will receive his Order of the Smile award. Some of his patients will be there to watch. Even with all the traveling, Weinstein does not like to stay away from Gainesville for too long. There are so few doctors that we have a waiting list of over 18 months to get in here, he said. I try to never miss a workday. Scott Rivkees, the chairman of the UF Department of Pediatrics, said Weinstein is inspirational. Dr. Weinstein is an exceptional physician, and even more exceptional than his clinical skills is his dedication to his patients, Rivkees said. Through internet communication, Weinstein helps manage the disease of patients outside of Gainesville. One of Weinsteins patients used social media to encour age Weinsteins other patients to write letters nominating him for the award. She collected the letters and composed them into a book for him. The person who had collected the letters was so excited about this that she couldnt keep it a secret, he said. Thats how I learned about the nomination. All of a sudden I was getting calls, one day, from patients in Europe saying you won an award. Weinstein said he received letters written by 2and 3-year-olds with the help of their parents. Every single letter was moving, he said. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffDr. David A. Weinstein stands outside the Reitz Union on Saturday afternoon. Weinstein is a recent recipient of the Order of the Smile award. UF doctor receives prestigious Order of Smile awardHundreds of his patients nominated him

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JENSEN WERLEYAlligator Contributing WriterAs the new semester starts, the school ALLIGATOR, Ryan Jones / AlligatorStudents walk in and out of Southwest Recreation Center on Monday afternoon. About 39,000 people visited campus gyms last week. Ca AMPUSCampus gyms see increased attendance with new semester IT DONATES TWO MEALS A MONTH. ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterContact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org. Greek program helping to feed Gainesvilles homeless population You come out of this with a perspective on your life, and you realize your worries arent as important as you used to think.Michael Watsonfraternity coordinator

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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 EditorialTUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 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.Sarah Kinonen EDITOR Julia Glum MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR72 TOTAL VOTESTodays question: Have you seen the Doritos commercial?37% YES 63% NOMondays question: Have you gotten a Whosits and whatsits galore at the CESThe Consumer Electronics Show, better known as CES, wrapped up last week and, as always, blew my mind with things that I could never afford but desperately want to buy. Like every year, all the big names such as Samsung, Intel and Panasonic (just to name a few) came in to show off their groundbreaking products like proud mothers, while smaller companies showcased their kickstarter-funded innovations. The show isnt open to the public, so the companies never have to worry about the trivial things, like the practicality of their product or its ridiculous price tag. Its technological innovation for its own sake and not to please a consumer base, and that can be a truly magical thing when it comes to pushing boundaries. Now, I am not a gearhead by any means. I am so far behind the curve of technology that I am the only person I know of who still calls 411 instead of Googling a phone number. But there is a special place in my heart for tech shows because they show the best, worst and most bizarre creations of humanity all within the same showroom. So, with that said, here are my top four picks for the good, the bad and the ugly from this CES: iPotty Yeah, you read that right. Its a colorful, plastic toddlers training potty with an iPad attached, so while you encourage junior to pee-pee in the big-boy place, he can play Angry Birds. Thank the Lord the iPad stand has a splash guard or else your $300 iPad would end up smelling like a high school restroom. Completely silly? No way, its just the toilet-training device of the future. Its like the next generations version of the Everyone Poops book. T9000 Smart Refrigerator Tired of that Post-it note and magnet system of reminders on your fridge door? Well, friend, cry no more because the T9000 comes equipped with an LCD screen and an Evernote app so you can remind yourself to buy more milk. Plus, if you really like standing by your refrigerator poking a screen, it has apps for a calendar and weather updates. The only problem is, this fridge costs $4,000, so I think I will stick to Post-it notes for a while longer. Trakdot Its so useful, I am surprised no one thought of it before. When going on a trip, drop the little GPS box into your luggage. When you arrive at your destination but your luggage shows up missing, Trakdot will text or email you your luggages location, or you can use the app to check online. At $50, it only pays for itself if you are a serious freing is more frustrating than losing your luggage when youre traveling. Oculus Rift A virtual reality gaming headset that est item to come out of the entire week. The prototype that debuted at CES looked a little hand-crafted with gaffer tape across the lens of what looked like ski goggles, but everyone who has written a review said it was easily the most revolutionary thing at the show. Products that announce themselves as virtual reality often end up being a bit hokey, but Oculus has taken leaps ished, I think its seriously going to kick gaming experience up to a new level. CES 2013 might have created some new records with the mighty and the frivolous this year, but luckily we can always count on those techies to outdo themselves in 2014. Lauren Flannery is a business and general studies sophomore at UF. Her column runs on Tuesdays.Comedy Schmomedy: Glenn Close pretended to be drunk, and it was awesomeTo quote Tina Fey, Bitches get stuff done. Did you watch the Golden Globes on Sunday? Because nearly 20 million viewers tuned in to watch the awards show, earning the show the best ratings it has seen in six years. Its because women are funny. In a 2009 Emmy roundtable, in which an interviewer asked a bunch of Emmy-nominated folk some questions, Amy Poehler was asked if she thought anything had changed for women in the past few years, regarding the myth that women cant be as funny as men. This question is boring, Poehler said. Lets stop asking them that. Instead, lets bow down to the display of comedic perfection that displayed itself on TV sets this weekend. Everything they did was hilarious. Was there a weird sort of pressure on them as female comedians to do well? Absolutely. But its not necessarily because they are ladies. Theres pressure on most comedians to do well, because thats the whole point of comedy. Take Louis C.K., for example. His comedic style is to be super real, to make jokes everyone can relate to rather than just yelling profanities during his set. He earns the laughs with his audience instead of being only loud or weird. So did Fey and Poehler. The opening of the night was a lot like an extended Weekend Update from their days on Saturday Night Live. The rest of the awards provided them few opportunities to make us all laugh, but they fully utilized what time they did have. We have no idea if theyll be asked back to host next years gala, but they could host anything, and the country would support them entirely. Heres our analysis of why it went so well: We already love them. When Ricky Gervais hosts awards shows, half the country is angry at his irreverent style, and the other half wants to grab a pint with him. Fey and Poehler, on the other hand, are already Americas sweethearts. Theyve each achieved that after a lot of be more adventurous, said Fey in an interview in O Magazine, less afraid. Comedians everywhere are, we believe, grateful for all the things Fey and Poehler have said yes to over the years, as they have proven to be, time and time again, role models for everyone. Forget gender. Forget whether you actually enjoy watching rich Hollywood stars win awards for three hours, multiple times a year. Forget all of that. Just say yes to great opportunities that come your way. Who knows? You, too, could pull a Poehler and canoodle on George Clooneys lap. Lauren Flanneryopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 This December, our world survived the end of the Mayan calendar. Amid online prophecies of impending Armageddon, we weathered the end of times and resur faced unharmed, if not unfazed. have managed to avoid certain existential destruction. The Smithsonian magazine reports that Assyr ian tablets dating as far back as 2800 B.C. warn of the worlds imminent demise, while 15th century mathScarcely a year ago, Christian radio personality Har old Camping twice proclaimed that the long-awaited ience, humanity survived yet again twice. Perennial predictions of the destructive event we have all expected for centuries may disappoint but predictions of yet more doomsday predictions are never off the mark. Far more certain than the occurrence of an actual catastrophe is our continued fascination with eschatology, our facility for invoking the prospect of our own obliteration. Something about the existence of our world seems to consistently hint at its own negation. Yet there must be more to this phenomenon than the mere fact that the world is. After all, we are uniquely inclined to theorize about the end of the world, and we tend to avoid apocalyptic alarmism about all sorts of existent objects. When, if ever, has anyone precipitated mass hysteria by predicting the end of something as inconsequential as Fair T.S. Eliot articulates his vision of a thoroughly dissatistractions of a dramatic apocalypse it functions as a bastion against mediocrity. The hellish scenes that pervade Hieronymus Bosch paintings and traditional theological texts may be unnerving, but at least they are never boring. Fire and brimstone could salvage even the most banal life by infusing it with an element of much-needed adventure. Perhaps the collective cultural fantasy of sensational death is a backlash against its perceived opposite Crew merchandise, which is to say, life at its most elegant but least eventful. The glamour that accompanies bloody and dramatic destruction is not only a salient feature of many artistic traditions, but also an accepted the world from the looming menace of nonexistence along the way. World-saving violence is portrayed as exciting, even sexy. between Buffy and her undead love interest quickly transforms into an amorous encounter. Ever the feminist, Buffy pins her former opponent against a wall and kisses him passionately as a building crumbles around them. operatic works of Richard Wagner, who originated the the consummation of an affair that went unresolved in life. Apocalypse, too, is a sort of seductive force, promising an alluring oblivion and allowing for personal capitulation to otherwise repressed savagery. Mass death also presents itself as a unifying phenomenon. Total destruction presents us with an alter native to confronting death alone and to leaving a vibrant world behind us. Rather than exiting a rich reality, our own death would coincide with the demolition of everything we might have missed. strange to inhabit the earth no longernot to see roses and other promising Things in terms of a human futy of conceptualizing the world, absent our experience of it we can sustain the comforting illusion that our presence in the universe is an integral part of its continued existence. Becca Rothfeld is a columnist for The Dartmouth at Dartmouth College.Apocalypse now? Predictions come and goUWireBecca RothfeldUWire Two weeks ago, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 in an crisis. The cliff, a term coined by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, refers to a series of automatic tax increases and spending cuts that would have otherwise gone into effect had congressional action not been taken. Because desperation seems to be the only factor that can motivate Congress to act, the House and Senate passed the aforementioned act in the early hours of the new year. compromise between painfully divided Democrats and Republicans. This might be the case if the act accomplished anything more than kicking the metaphorical can down the to turn over the hourglass, once again, by raising taxes on the very highest incomes and enacting minimal spending cuts. The fact that the ATRA was passed with almost 90 votes in the Senate is indicative of the political unpalatability of potento reduce the ever-ballooning national debt, the occurrence of its provisions would have, according to Congressional Budin the unemployment rate. Obviously, this was not an option for Congress, even in a nonelection year. The economy, after spending several years mired in the sewer, is showing signs of cautious improvement. Unemployment has slowly declined and home sales have increased. A reversal of these already-fragile gains, apart from tangibly harming the American public, would have turned an unpopular Congress into a loathed one. And so, the men and women on the Hill were chose the latter path, and the nation will, in the long run, hurt for it. raised by tax increases in the ATRA is 41 times greater than strange and alarming even to those who have no knowledge Such an imbalance can only be explained by the fact that the real dollar amounts analogous to this ratio are comparatively small, thus the underwhelming nature of the law. The new taxes will raise approximately $60 billion per year for the an increase in the income tax for those making more than $400,000 per year and an increase in the payroll tax. The latter measure is a two percent tax increase on everyone; the former, while not totally objectionable, is little more than a bone thrown to the sizeable portion of the population that wrongly believes the nations problems can be solved by putting the screws to the rich. Since the revenues raised by such measures pale in comparison to the future cost of Amer icas entitlement programs, the actual potency of these new taxes toward reducing the debt is near-zero. And so, Congress conveniently ignored solutions that, while tricky, would have provided for lasting reform. These potential solutions are well-known and are neither innovative spending are two examples. These expenditures are deeply entrenched in the Washington status quo, and tackling them change the necessity of it. The spectre of a United States with an ever-reddening balance sheet and the consequences of such a situation are far graver than the potential threat of a temporarily recessed tance of providing for the future, even at the possible expense of the present. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case. However, as college students who have to look toward the future, this is indeed a lesson that we need to understand. Michael Beechert is a columnist for The Dartmouth at Dartmouth College.Kicking along the UWireMichael BeechertUWire

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Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org. 8, ALLIGATOR ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Contributing Writer UF student, alumna work to de-stress Shands smallest patientsCAMPUS NATHALIE MCCRATEAlligator Contributing Writer In some of the are as high as 28 States cancer mortality highest in North Central area DORITOS, from page 1 Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator.org.Courtesy to the AlligatorMelbourne Beach natives and UF graduates Vinnie, left, and Joe Tarantos commercial, Fetch, Its not just music for the babies. Its more this whole community and family feeling.UF journalism alumnaOdedina BurUR GLarAR Y, from page 1

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 Livia Agyekum / AlligatorThrifty BusinessDavid Erickson, also known as D. Sinn, sits on the lawn on Plaza of the Americas on Monday afternoon. His art exhibit is titled Living Art in America. Erickson is often found around campus selling knickknacks to students passing through the plaza. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterBecause of the unusually high winter temperatures statewide, the gray, gentle giants that swim Floridas rivers and springs enjoyed a better chance of survival last year. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission documented only 28 cold stressrelated manatee deaths in 2012 nearly 90 less than the year before, according to a FWC news release. In 2011, the FWC reported 453 total manatee deaths, but 2012 only saw 392. Kevin Baxter, a spokesman for the commission, said the uncharacteristically warm winter months factored into the differ ence. He said manatees are susceptible to cold stress syndrome when the water temperature dips below 68 degrees Fahrenheit. If manatees are exposed to cold water for a long time they could contract the illness, which causes weight loss, skin lesions, dehydration and eventually death, Baxter said. In past years, the disease has caused more manatee deaths because they didnt have enough time to reach warmer water before temperatures plummeted. The FWC tries to keep waterways open for manatees to escape sinking temperatures to graze in warmer springs, Baxter said, and the temperatures of 2012 worked with them. Were always working to make sure there are warm-water habitats accessible for manatees, he said. Jonathan Miot, director of the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, said the impacts of a higher 2013 manatee population on Floridas aquatic environments and on the manatee populations food supply, which includes undetermine. Its always tough to speculate about what that can mean, especially when youre considering ecosystems, he said. In a warmer month, their food sources should grow to support them, but its always tough to say. If the manatees food supply doesnt increase, Miot said, it could lead to more manatee deaths due to malnourishment. Were glad their populations are up, but its tough to say he said. Thats where we need more people to study them. Because two species of manatees are listed by the FWC as endangered and another species is considered threatened, Miot said, the increased manatee activity can be good for conservation, as well as Floridas economy. It actually will help tour ism if we do have more of them around and if its advertised appropriately, he said. Miot said appropriate adver tising includes inviting the public to watch the manatees and discouraging approaching the animals in the wild. Julie Wolf, owner of Florida Manatee Tours and Crystal River Watersports in Crystal River, said the warmer weather can have drawbacks for her business because manatees tend to be more visible when temperatures plummet. In the colder weather, they hover together, Wolf, 64, said. Theyll crowd in really close together to keep warm. But even with warmer temmanatees for sightseers hasnt been an issue. Im a native Floridian, and theres always been manatees for me, she said.Its the real Florida ... Its a real, natural fantasy.High temperatures connected with fewer manatee deaths in 2012

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 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 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Double your pleasure in our spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath apartments. Individual leasing available! Mention this ad for $0 move in fees!! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 4-24-72-2 Now leasing 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th Street. $425 to $545. Call 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at madisonon20th.com. 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 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 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 1-23-12-20-2 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. 1-22-13-14-2 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 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY PERFECT FOR GRAD STUDENT. Large, quiet room, private bath. 5 min to UF, laundry facilities available. $500/mo, share utilities. Call 352-284-0979 2-5-13-20-2 2BR/2BA apartment for rent off S. Tower Rd. next to Kimball Wiles Elementary School. 550 per month. 352-224-5011 1-15-13-5-2 3 bed/2 ba house at N.W. area ready for short sale or short term lease. Fenced back yard, extra space for office. Call 352-3756754 2-6-13-20-2 Great 2 bdrm/2 bath in SW Gnv.Rent from $610 to $725 www.rentmagnoliamanor.com 352-375-2436 1-24-13-10-2 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408 2/1 Apt 204 NW 18 St. $1200 4/2 house 610 NW 34 Ter $1400 1-31-13-14-2 Available August 1. 4BR/2BA house. Large rooms, game room, washer/dryer included. Pet ok. Tile floors, $1400/mo 2100 NW 8th Ct. Call or text 352-339-2342. Other houses at gainesvillequalityrentalhouse.com 1-1813-5-2 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 1 B/R in 3/1house on SW 4th ave 1.5 blocks from campus Winter term $400 + 1/3utility pet OK call Larry 352-224-8460 1-18-139-3 Furnished 1/1 Bed/Bath in 3/3 Townhouse at Oxford Manor 4 sublease. $460/mnth plus 1/3 utilities. Balcony, Walk in closet. Pet friendly female. Call Kate at (352) 642-4288 or email: Muenstermank@yahoo.com 1-1713-6-3 JAN. RENT FREE!$415 1/1 in 4/4 at Campus Lodge for spring/ summer. Fully furnished. Utilities included. HBO, 24/7 gym, tanning. 727-204-4437. 1-23-9-3 1/1 in a 3/3 @ Woodlands of Gainesville. Available spring and summer semester. $520/month plus 1/3 utilities. Pet friendly. Contact Chelsea @ 352-989-0002. 1-2213-5-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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 1-31-13-23-4 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 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 Loft or Bunk Beds. Hand-crafted solid wood built to your specs by G'ville bed-maker. Unfinished, or water-based finishes. Finished beds from $375; 10% student discount. 352-283-2865; www.BunkBedsCrafted4u.com 1-22-13-5-6 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 ClassifiedsSUN BIKEThree-wheel recumbent bike. Shifters on the handlebars. Adujustable back. $600 cash firm. 352-214-1108 1-15-3-9 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 Stop buying fake and special make up (SMU) rackets from the big stores and on-line. At EZ Tennis, we carry only original, no fake or SMU. Stop by let us talk rackets. Lowest prices 352-372-2257 2-1-10-10 Stringing as low as $12. Polyester/polyester blend as low as $20. EZ Tennis uses the best machine Babolat sensor expert. Call 352-372-2257 or stop by let us talk strings and rackets. 2-1-10-10 Call EZ Tennis 352-372-2257 with the lowest price u-find on rackets shoes stringing bags. We will beat it. We have express stringing done the same day for additional $5. Stop waiting for days. In b/4 noon. 2-110-10 Fax 352-335-5905 with the lowest price ufind. If we cannot match/beat, next time your stringing is 50% off. Call us or stop by the store. Tell your friends about EZ Tennis. 2-1-10-10 Free can of high quality tennis balls with purchase of $50 or more. Free overgrip with any stringing remind us please. Free stringing with purchase of any racket $100 and over. EZ Tennis. 2-1-10-10 BOOKS: Susannah simply wanted to marry a tall, dark, handsome, strong, rich man and live in a country estate. What could go wrong? Just about everything, in Clumsy Hearts, a slightly misguided romance by Hysteria Molt. Available via Amazon.com. 1-25-13-9-10 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

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ALLIGATOR 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 offers FREE pickup service for any paid scooter repair. Daily pickups. LOWEST labor rate, quickest turnaround in Gville! Will repair ANY brand scooter. Free estimates. 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 1-15-13-72-13 CUTTING-EDGE UF RESEARCH STUDY BOTH smokers AND never-smokers Periodontal (gum line) sampling only 5 visits over 2 years; up to 1.5 hr each visit FREE oral exam, up to $160 compensation Call: 352-`392-2945 or 352-641-0319 1-3113-79-13 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 4-24-13-72-13 Volunteers Needed: HOPE Horses Helping People, Inc. is seeking volunteers for our winter/spring semester sessions. Please email us at ridingtherapy@ gmail.com to become a part of our team. www.horseshelpingpeople.org 1-15-5-14 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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. 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. 3721226 sandysresale.com 1-15-11-71-14 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 Office Assistant Bookkeeping knowledge, ability to use Quickbooks Accounting Software necessary. Computer software, hardware skills a plus. 5-20 hrs/wk, $7.80/hr. Email resume, your specific skills, available schedule to oma.office@yahoo.com 1-2213-10-14 Teachers Assistant needed at preschool. Morning and afternoon shifts We are looking for loving and caring individuals to join our team Please call 352-373-5856 1-22-13-10-14 Opus Coffee We are searching for fun and active students to work 12 to 30 hours per week at a fast-paced coffee bar. Starting pay is $7.75/hour + tips. Applications downloaded at www.opuscoffee.com; click on the Employment tab. 1-18-13-9-14 Technology organization, breast cancer detection. Female RA, html, sql, database, health sciences. One page resume to: science@mammacare.com 1-22-13-10-14

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12, ALLIGATOR 352 Media Group is seeking a full-time Network Support Tech. Includes interacting with co-workers and clients. Time management skills and a passion for problem solving a must. Prior exp with Windows AD, networking, web hosting / web technologies preferred. Email resume to mailto:hr@352media.com. 1-28-13-14-14 NOW HIRING Outstanding Notetakers and Editors SPRING 2013 Apply online at SmokinNotes.com 1-22-13-10-14 WEB GRAPHIC DESIGNER (part time) wanted to help faculty with course websites. Applicants must be familiar with Dreamweaver, CSS, Photoshop and Illustrator. Send resume and links to your work. Pay starts at $10.00 per hour. jksmith@ufl.edu. 1-18-13-9-14 Seeking part-time copy editor/technical writer; must have prior editorial/copy editing experience and must have completed an advanced grammar class at the college level. Rate is $8 per hour. Please send resume to alexakos@gue.com. 1-15-13-5-14 One serious hardworking and trustworthy UF student. Gen or const help, exp w/electrical & plumbing, carpentry, chainsaw & heavy lifting. Familiar w/ Sketchup or AutoCAD. PT flex hrs. $8 8.50/hr. 327-2931 or 376-6183 1-16-13-5-14 Summer Jobs $2400 Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 10 August 3. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 www.feyc.org 4-24-13-70-14 The Library at Market Street hiring models for promotions bartenders waitresses 18 years +. Individuals must be outgoing, responsible & hard-working. No exp req. Call 917690-8191 message, kk10023@yahoo.com 1-16-13-5-14 Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2013. Timber Ridge Camp in the Mountains of West VA is looking for energetic fun loving counselors. Numerous positions availableArchery, Athletics, Rock Climbing, Water Sports and more. Apply online at www.trcamps.com. 800-258-2267 1-2213-7-14 Clerical/Technician Position FT/PT Tues/Thurs a must. Please apply in person Institute of Veterinary Spec. 3603 NW 98th St Suite A 1-17-5-14 Camp Mataponi, a children's summer camp in Maine, has positions available in Land Sports, Waterfront (sailing, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing) Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater, Dance, Gymnastics, Video, Photography, Nurses, Maintenance, Cooking and more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel provided. Call us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at www.campmataponi.com. 2-15-13-24-14 STUDY AND EARN EXTRA CASH! Looking for underclassmen to promote a new academic networking website. For details contact: lucas@wikigrads.com 1-29-13-11-14 FISH LOVERS WANTED! Seeking enthusiastic staff to service our customers. Strong communication skills, ability to identify fish and knowledge of fish compatibility a must. Send resume to aquatropic@hotmail.com 1-23-13-7-14 Receptionist part time for psych office to schedule patients, answer phones, verify ins, and file charts. Please fax resume to 352-338-7710 1-15-13-2-14DOMINOS HIRINGdelivery drivers & assistant managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com 3-29-13-49-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $2.50 per day. Call us at 373-FIND. IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-24-72-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-24-13-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-24-72-15 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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. 1-31-12-51-15 Graduate teacher in home daycare. We can take care of your child in our home. Monday Saturday 7am 7pm. Call Joan 352-219-7426 1-16-13-5-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-24-72-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee)Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-24-71-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 4-24-13-72-21 Got a DUI? Charged with possession? Open container? Facing jail time? Get an evaluation before going to court or hiring a lawyer. Bring this ad for a no-charge evaluation. Discount Counseling Network: 352-3329960 Ask for Ext: 12. 1-31-17-21 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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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Open HouseThe Alligator will host an open house on Thursday afternoon between 1:30-4:30. We are looking to hire sportswriters and copy editors. BANNISTER IS FROM JACKSONVILLE. PHILLIP HEILMAN Alligator Staff Writer Antoinette Bannister never considered the Gators during her recruitment process. The Jacksonville Potters House Christian Academy standout guard received scholarship offers from college basketballs premier programs Tennessee, Connecticut and Rutgers, among others before verbally committing to North Carolina as a sophomore in high school in February 2010. But Bannister reconsidered her decision to play for the Tar Heels after her mother fell ill in October. After one semester with UNC, she decided to transfer to Florida and enrolled in classes on Friday. Bannister will redshirt this season and become eligible to play the day after UFs 2013 fall semester concludes. In October, I found out my mom was sick, Bannister said. I had been battling with whether or not I wanted to be closer to home or stay at UNC, but after a lot of praying and talking to my family and teammates, they understand why I transferred. Lurise Bannister, Antoinettes moth Chondromalacia. I think its some kind of rubbing underneath your knee cap. Whatever that does to you or whatever that means, Im not really sure. I hope I pronounced it correctly. Billy Donovan, UF mens basketball coachon Will Yeguetes knee injury PRATHER WILL MISS 10-14 DAYS WITH THE INJURY. KATIE AGOSTIN Alligator Staff Writer Forward Casey Prather is again dealing with injury. Coach Billy Donovan expects Prather to be out for the next 10-14 days. The junior suffered a high left No. 10 Floridas 74-52 win against LSU on Saturday. We were having a hard time LSU, and he really kind of gave us a spark to close out the half before he got hurt, Donovan said. Its unfortunate. Hes had to deal with some different things through the course of his career, but thank God its not a severe high ankle sprain where youre out for a month to six weeks. Prathers ankle is the newest addition to his already extensive injury list. He began the season with a concussion, which he suffered on Oct. 27 in a scrimmage against Rollins College. Prather missed Floridas 101-71 exhibition win against NebraskaKearney on Nov. 1 in the OConnell Center. Prathers luck did not improve when he returned to action. During practice on Nov. 5, center Patric Young went up for a rebound and elbowed Prather in the head on the way down. Prather suffered his second concussion in nine days. The junior forward missed a matchup against Georgetown that was canceled at half time and the next four games. Finally, Prather returned to the court on Nov. 23 to help Florida defeat UCF 79-66. Still, the forward didnt escape without injury. Prather took a hit to the face, which required him to get his lip stitched up during halftime. Prather made it through the next eight games without any mishaps, Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff Forward out with high left ankle sprainBannister Sophomore thrower Jayla Bostic posted a career-best throw during the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener. See story, page 16.SEE INJURY, PAGE 15 Coach Amanda Butler left her team with more questions than answers after squandering a victory against the team from Rocky Top. The Gators wore a sense of frustration on their faces addressing the media after the threepoint loss. With less than 30 seconds left in overtime and the score tied 75-75, the sixth-year coach instructed Florida guard Carlie Needles to foul Tennessees Kamiko Williams, a career 73 percent shooter at the free-throw line, even though there were no fouls to give. Williams sank 1 of 2 shots, which gave the Gators just 24 against a top-10 team in seven seasons. Two missed free throws and a desperate three-pointer at the buzzer spelled the end of Floridas upset bid on Saturday. The question remained, why foul? Tennessee coach Holly Warlick stopped short of saying giving your team the last shot, but at the potential cost of falling behind and losing the tie your team worked so hard to reach. It was one of those calculated risks sort of things, and it was a bad decision, Butler said. Even though [Williams] only hit one, it was still a bad decision. In an age where its sacrilege for a coach to reveal any sort of injury, useful tidbit or hint of emotion, Butler showed what shes about. There are no moral victories against any team, but how Butler addressed the choice was refreshing and the right thing to do. The foul didnt single-handedly cost Florida the game (missing more free throws than you make can do that) but the decision took the contest away from the Florida defense. Playing the result isnt fair, but in this case, the foul wasnt a smart basketball move. Florida should have beaten No. 9 Tennessee. The Gators outrebounded and outhustled the Volunteers without its best bruiser in forward Jennifer George, who suffered a Butler refreshingly honest in defeat UF womens basketball adds guard transferring from UNCSEE ADAM, PAGE 15 SEE TRANSFER, PAGE 14 Adam Pincustwitter: @AdamDPincus

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14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 Chelsey Allder / The Daily Tar HeelAntoinette Bannister has decided to transfer from UNC to UF. She will be eligible to play following the Fall 2013 semester. Bannister chose to attend UF over USF TRANSFER, from page 13er, recently had ovarian surgery. Antoinette said her mother was doing well but wanted to be closer to her family and support Lurise through her ongoing health issues. That moved Florida into consideration. Bannister also considered South Florida before choosing the Gators. UF had a scholarship for me right away, Bannister said. I know a lot about Florida. Just knowing coach (Amanda) Butler for years I used to come to her camps thats what made me come here. At Potters House, Bannister compiled one of the more impressive careers in the state of Florida. As a junior, she averaged 27.2 points, 7.5 steals and ing more than 23 points and eight rebounds as a senior. Shes a very good player, especially on the offensive end, Butler said. She can handle it. She can pass it. She can really shoot it at a deep range. I think she brings a lot of intangibles. Bannister was named a second-team USA Today All-America selection in high school. HoopGurlz ranked her as the No. 59 prospect in the Class of 2012. Florida. Antoinette is used to playing at a championship level, Butler said. Were just fortunate to be able to have a chance with her. Bannister played eight games at North Carolina before opting to transfer, averaging 4.3 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in less than nine minutes of action. She scored a career-best 13 points in 19 minutes in a 75-49 win against Coastal Carolina on Dec. 16 in Conway, S.C. Moving forward, she will be a critical piece in Flor idas puzzle. The Gators already have a commitment from Ronni Williams, the No. 13 high school prospect in the Class of 2013. Butler hopes Bannister and Williams can strengthen ising young players. A really bright future, Butler said. I think we are going to have some of the best guards in the country. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@alligator.org. UF had a scholarship for me right away. I know a lot about Florida. Just knowing coach (Amanda) Butler for years I used to come to her camps thats what made me come here.Antoinette Bannisterincoming UF transfer

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 There was nothing surprising about the Gators sticking with the Volunteers. The last four games between Florida and Southeastern Conference powers Tennessee and Kentucky When I mindlessly asked if the good showing against Tennessee means anything for her program, Butler responded with candor. I dont want to disrespect your question, but we didnt come out here today for a great showing, and thats the thing that you guys wont see as much the things we said and the things we talked about in the locker room. Tennessee in overtime. It is not OK. We are not a team that is ever going to be OK with a loss by any margin anywhere, because I think we are one of the best teams in the country. Butler said all the right things after perhaps costing her team a win against the Volunteers. What stood out wasnt that Florida should have defeated the SEC mountaintop dwellers from Rocky Top, but how its coach acted in the face of defeat. Give Butler credit. She realized her mistake and owned up to it. Thats something we all can learn from. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org. Kristi Camara / Alligator Bashaara Graves (12) grabs a rebound over Kayla Lewis (22) in Sundays game. ADAM, from page 13 but landed awkwardly on his foot after jumping for a rebound with 1:38 left in the half on Saturday in Baton Rouge, La. He kind of just landed on his foot and it wasnt anything that looked on Initially, I was told at halftime that he might have broken something, but obviously the X-rays came back negative. We will miss him because he is a versatile player, and he has played well for us so far. Prather has averaged 6.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in his limited time. Prather isnt the only Gator nursing an injury. Mike Rosario (ankle), Will Yeguete (knee tendinitis) and Erik Murphy (fractured rib) are all expected to play Thursday when Florida heads to College Station, Texas, to take on Texas A&M. Rosario sat out during Saturdays win to rest his left ankle, which he sprained during Floridas 77-44 win against Georgia on Jan. 9. We just came in knowing adversitys going to hit, Patric Young said. Guys are going to get hurt. It just sucks that it has to be Casey right now and Mike. Ive just been very blessed to not have anything major. Were going to miss those guys, but were going to adjust and prepare and go out with what we have. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@ alligator.org. INJURY, from page 13 Prather has missed four games Were going to miss those guys, but were going to adjust and prepare and go out with what we have.Patric YoungUF center

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16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 Courtesy of UF CommunicationsThrowers coach Steve Lemke (left) and coach Mike Holloway walk across the ADAM LICHTENSTEIN Alligator Writer Two Gators did not wait long to have career-best perfor mances in the weight throw. Sophomores Jayla Bostic and David Levin both set personal records in the event at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday. It just shows their hard work, and their work ethic, coach Mike Holloway said. tics mark of 18.85m was second behind LSUs Denise Hinton (19.71m). third with a throw of 18.44m. ed from working with throwing coach Steve Lemke, who earned praise from Holloway on Monday. I make no bones about it, I think Steve Lemke is one of the best, if not the best, throwing coach in the country, Holloway said. Holloway said Bostic and ing around other top athletes like senior Jeremy Postin and former Gator Kemal Mesic. Although Bostic and Levin are inexperienced, Holloway said freshmen and sophomores are expected to compete and win at Florida. Freshman Arman Hall turned in a stellar performance in his college debut. mens 4x400-meter relay. The team turned in a winning per the second-fastest time in the NCAA in 2013. Hall placed second in the 200 meter with a time of 21.22 seconds. He was stuck down in Lane 3, and a lot of times, athletes get stuck in a lane they dont really want to be in, and they kind of back off, Holloway said. He went out, competed hard, and actually that was the second-fastest time of his life. Holloway reiterated that many for the Gators this season. Florida has eight events before the NCAA Indoor Championships on March 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark. The moment we wake up and think that weve made it (is) the moment we wake up and think that everybodys going to lay down for us, Holloway said. Then, clearly, weve lost our minds.Underclassmen impress in meetTENNIS MAX MATTERNAlligator Writer veteran coach typically relies on experience to carry it through the season. But for the Gators mens tennis team, that wont be the case. Coach Bryan Shelton and his Florida squad will rely on youth in 2013. last weekend at the Three Oaks Shootout in Fort Myers. The team begins its spring season with a matchup against Miami on Saturday at Linder Stadium. Shelton has one freshman, one redshirt freshman, three juniors and two seniors. Two of the three juniors Florent Diep and Stephane Piro have limited experience at the college level. Diep played 34 matches professionally before enrolling at UF in January 2012. Diep, who is playing probably the best of anyone on our team in the fall, is only in his second year here although he is a junior, Shelton said. The Frenchman put together an impresseason. He also had success in doubles, going 10-3 when teamed up with fellow junior Michael Alford. Piro, on the other hand, made his college debut last weekend, winning all three of his individual matches. It was great to see him handle it well and just to continue to play and compete and make adjustments where he needed to, Shelton said. In Sheltons case, he is learning, too. He left his coaching position with the womens team at Georgia Tech to take over the mens program at Florida in June. While adjusting to his new job at UF, Shelton has worked on growing the program and instilling his philosophy with his new players. Developing is more than helping the guys on their forehand or backhand or serve, but its really trying to instill good habits, Shelton said. Doing things the right way. Shelton said he and his coaching staff have come across many challenges in their stacles. Every decision made is with the best interest in mind, Shelton said. Knowing he will have to overcome some inexperience this season, Shelton wouldnt have it any other way. Im proud to be here, proud to be a Gator, Shelton said.First-year coach, young Gators eager to begin 2013 seasonDiep UF Track



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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 78 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida 81 /57 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13Campus gyms see increased attendance with new semesterHigh temperatures connected with fewer manatee deathsFlorida junior forward Casey Prather will miss 10-14 days due to a high left ankle sprain. Read the story on page 13. UF doctor receives prestigious Order of the Smile award Erin Winick / AlligatorStayin Puft COLLEEN WRIGHTJoe Taranto was nervous. He had been expecting a call from the Doritos legal department, not a prank call from Transformers director Michael Bay. Bay, who pretended to be a lawyer from Doritos on the phone, broke the news to Taranto: Tarantos video in the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. I didnt sleep for a day or two, Taranto said. It was an amazing surprise. We already won. Were happy. UF telecommunication graduates Joe Taranto, 31, and his 36-year-old brother, Vinnie Taranto, competed against thousands of entrants for one annual contest. The competition invited consumers to make and send Doritos ads for a chance to be aired to a worldwide audience during the Super Bowl XLVII broadcast Feb. 3. He called me and told me, and we just laughed, Vinnie Taranto said. We were prepared, but we werent prepared for Michael Bay to prank us. Viewers can cast their vote on the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl-branded app on the Doritos Facebook Page, as well as the Facebook mobile app. Voting opened Jan. 4 and will stay open until Jan. 29. UF alums hoping to fetch win in Doritos contest COLLEEN WRIGHTSmathers Library Bookstore will close Thursday after 13 years of business. ing Monday with a sign posted outside Turlington Plaza. The bookstore has about 2,500 items, which include books, mini paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, posters and comic books, that are on sale for 10 or 25 cents. The sale will last until Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Michelle Elneil, the bookstores gifts program manager, said the bookstore was closing for library renovation. Its sad, but we march on, she said. Elneil said the bookstores items were mostly donations from faculty. She said she thinks the brary fund. All books that are not sold or added to a collection in an existing library will most likely be donated to the Friends of the Library. Psychology sophomore Shanique Yee and nutrition and pharmacy sophomore Jennifer Perez, both 19, have been cataloging books in the bookstore and helping customers since May 2012 and Fall 2011, respectively. Its sad knowing that Im not gonna come in and be around these books, Perez said. Yee said shell miss the bookstores regular customers. They always have funny stories, she said. Yee and Perez said the store made 137 sales Monday, surpassing the average 20 customers a day. It was like a stampede, Yee said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator. org.Smathers Library Bookstore to hold sale before closingCAMPUS KATHRYN VARNUniversity Police is encouraging students to lock up their belongings after another burglary was reported at the Keys Residential Complex Saturday morning. The burglary was the third reported incident in the last month and half, as UPD continues its investigation.The department has not arrested anyone in connection to the string of burglaries at the complex. On Saturday, a Keys resident told his apartment, according to a UPD news release. glar talked to him moments before running out of the room. Although the resident could not give a complete description of the burglar, he said the thief spoke with some sort of accent, according to the release. In the December Keys burglaries, police said the burglar or group of burglars mostly stole electronic devices, which include game consoles, cellphones and laptops, during early morning hours. Wallets were also reported stolen from rooms. With the recent increase of burglaries at Keys, UPD recommends students keep their dorm and apartment doors locked at all times and to keep all valuables out of common areas. As an added security step, the department encourages students to enable password protection on their electronic devices to keep thieves from accessing them. Students can also use software from Frontdoor Laptop Software, which can track and disable computers in the event theyre stolen. The program can be downloaded for free on the companys website, www. frontdoorsoftware.com. UPD also suggest students register their devices through the departments website. UPD will keep the make, model, serial number and type which will make identifying and returning a recovered item easier. Jen Gresley, residence life coordinator for the Tolbert and Keys area, sent out an email to residents Satur-Keys burglary reportedSEE BURGLARY, PAGE 8 It was an amazing surprise. We already won. Were happy.Joe TarantoUF telecomunication alumniSEE DORITOS, PAGE 8 Its sad knowing that Im not gonna come in and be around these books.Jennifer Perezpharmacy sophomore

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News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 107 ISSUE 78 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTCLOUDY 73/54 RAIN 62/54 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/50 PARTLY CLOUDY 81/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 81/57 WHATS HAPPENING?Jewish comedian coming to Hillel UF Hillel and the Jewish Student Union are continuing Welcome Week tonight with Jewish comedian Noah Gardenswartz and opening act Improv-dalah. The event will take place at 8 p.m. at UF Hillel, 2020 W. University Ave. Documentary screening at Reitz QPOC United, RUB Entertainment, and the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures are sponsoring a screening of Precious Knowledge at 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union Auditorium. The documentary interweaves the stories of students in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School. Precious Knowledge is timely, as the nation turns its focus toward a wave of anti-immigration legislation in Arizona, with other states planning to follow suit. Arizona lawmakers recently passed a bill giving unilateral power to the state superintendent to abolish ethnic studies classes. Precious Knowledge provides an insiders perspective on a historic battle over civil rights, as the student leaders in Tucson High fight to save their classes. Team to present oral history findings At 6 p.m. tonight, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Programs annual Mississippi Research Trip team will gather at the Civic Media Center to present a panel report of their findings from their fifth trip to the Mississippi Delta. The team, composed of undergraduate and graduate students, collected oral histories with civil rights and labor activists. The event will also feature selections of an oral history interview with civil rights organizer Lawrence Guyot, a founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Parking is free. For information, visit oral.history.ufl.edu, or call 352-392-7168. Life-planning seminar Adam Roark of the Roark Law Firm and Ryan Z. Westerburg of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management will host a free and open discussion about wills, trusts, living wills, financial planning and the other steps you can take to reduce the burdens created by the death or incapacity of a loved one. Refreshments and a life-planning binder will be provided, and a question-andanswer session will follow the talk, which will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Alachua County Public Librarys Millhopper Branch, 3145 NW 43rd St. Talking Gators welcomes officers Talking Gators Toastmasters Club welcomes its newmunity service at a Pledge 5 Foundation service social. Visit www.fotofrenzygainesville. com/ or www.facebook.com/ events/443570285696292/ for more information. Hippodrome Cinema shows for eign films A festival favorite, The Loneliest Planet follows a couple on their backpacking trip through the Caucasus Mountains and explores the unexpectedly huge repercussions of a momentary misstep. The Other Son tells the story of two young men one Israeli, the other Palestinian who learn they were switched at birth and must reassess their identities. Both films will run until Thursday. Find show times at www.thehipp.org/ cinema, call 352-375-HIPP for tickets, and head to 25 SE Second Place to see the films. OAS Peer Mentor applications The Office of Academic Support (OAS) offers academic and personal enrichment ser vices to UF students. It primar ily serves first-generation students and students considered economically, educationally or culturally disadvantaged. Applications are due Jan. 25 by 5 p.m. in Little Hall, Room 311. Visit the website to access the application and browse a detailed description of duties: www.oas.aa.ufl.edu/studentpositions.aspx. Free English classes at library Anyone in the community who would like to practice conver sational English is invited to come Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. through April 16. Classes will be held at the Alachua County Public Library Millhopper Branch. Contact info@latinawomensleague.org or 352-262-6601 with any questions. 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. est officers: Vice President of Membership Daniel Tinkler, Sgt. at Arms William McCombie and Vice President of Education Daniel Fitzpatrick. The club meets Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology Building, Room 1031. It welcomes people interested in learning public speaking and leader ship skills using workbooks and in a supportive environment. For more information, visit talkinggators.toastmastersclubs.org or the Talking Gators Facebook page. Author presents about new book At noon Wednesday, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will host author Billy Townsend for a presentation about his new book, The Age of Barbarity: The Forgotten Fight for the Soul of Florida. The event will be held in Pugh Hall, Room 150. Townsends book chronicles the rise of racial conflict in the wake of World War I and Prohibition, which pitted white against black and Protestant against Catholic. This period saw acts of great violence against racial and religious minorities. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit oral.history. ufl.edu, or call 352-392-7168. Students for Big Brothers Big Sisters meeting Students for BBBS will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Matherly, Room 0016. Attendees will learn more about how to make a differ ence in the lives of Alachua County children by developing one-on-one relationships through one of the most renowned mentoring programs in the United States. Applications to become a big brother or sister will be available at the meeting. Start your New Year off right by making a resolution to change the lives of Gainesville-area children. For more information, email bbbsatuf@gmail.com. Pledge 5 Foundation Foto Frenzy Foto Frenzy is an annual picture scavenger hunt geared toward UF students. From 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, teams of up to five students can compete to take the best pictures next to landmarks on campus. The team that uploads the most pictures within the two-hour time limit wins. Each member of the winning team will win a cruise for two to the Bahamas. 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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 Javier Edwards / AlligatorGretchen Mcintyre, 30, left, and Katie Conly, 30, read at the Civic Media Center on Monday. The Radical Press Coffee Collective, an independent vegan coffee shop, is scheduled to open there in March, store owner Rusti Poulette said. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff WriterThe Alachua County Sheriffs in the hospital. to the scene. into the Alachua County Jail at tails. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org.Deputies arrest Archer man in connection with homocideWounded others remain in critical care KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing Writer coffee shops. New vegan coffee shop raises money for scheduled March openingLOCALScott

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BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Contributing WriterWhile at Harvard in 1998, David Weinstein was being dissuaded from working on a rare genetic disease that he would later dedicate his life to. Weinstein is now a recipient of an award previously presented to Pope John Paul II and Nelson Mandela the Order of the Smile award. Recipients are nominated by children for their efforts in helping children. Hundreds of patients suffering from glycogen storage disease nominated Weinstein. The fact that the patients put so much effort into getting me recognized is truly invaluable, he said. The disease is a rare condition in which the body cannot properly store sugar. This is really not about me, Weinstein said. Its really about an effort to help a community that has been in need of help, and even today, many children in this country are dying. At UF, Weinstein directs the largest research program in the world for the disease. We take care of people from all 50 states and 36 countries, he said. More than 425 patients from around the world have come to Gainesville for care. When I moved here to Gainesville in 2005, I wanted to create the Disney World of health care, he said. I wanted to create a place where people could get care, and where if people didnt have any money, they wouldnt have to worry about that. Gainesville to pursue his dream of gene therapy. He wanted to cure dogs in order to bring gene therapy to humans. UFs veterinary school would allow Weinstein to accomplish this. There are dogs that naturally have this disease, he said. The disease has several differ ent forms and can lead to seizures, brain damage and death. Cornstarch therapy has been used to treat the disease in children. However, each treatment has to be individualized for each child. Most children with GSD have to drink cornstarch, he said. They weigh it out like a medication and use it to meet the energy needs of those who have excessive amounts of sugar in the liver. UF Glycogen Storage Disease Nurse Specialist Iris Ferrecchia had four children, three of whom suffered from the disease. The eldest child of the four passed away as a toddler. Weinstein when her youngest child was a patient in the program in Boston. No one else has cared, she said. There are so many orphan diseases in the world. Its nice that we have a champion. Not only is Weinstein working to help cure the disease, but he has also created a charity for his patients. The charity covers the costs for patients to travel to Gainesville for treatment. A critically ill child, Weinstein said, traveled to Gainesville after being brought in by the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. We have brought in people from every continent except for Antarctica using the charity, he said. Weinstein also travels to countries to provide aid and training. He travels to Europe at least once a month. When I travel and I go back to these countries, and I see children doing well, its so rewarding, he said. Last year, Weinstein created a clinic in Brazil. This month, people will be arriving from Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands for training, Weinstein said. He will travel to Poland in August to attend a knighting cer emony, where he will receive his Order of the Smile award. Some of his patients will be there to watch. Even with all the traveling, Weinstein does not like to stay away from Gainesville for too long. There are so few doctors that we have a waiting list of over 18 months to get in here, he said. I try to never miss a workday. Scott Rivkees, the chairman of the UF Department of Pediatrics, said Weinstein is inspirational. Dr. Weinstein is an exceptional physician, and even more exceptional than his clinical skills is his dedication to his patients, Rivkees said. Through internet communication, Weinstein helps manage the disease of patients outside of Gainesville. One of Weinsteins patients used social media to encour age Weinsteins other patients to write letters nominating him for the award. She collected the letters and composed them into a book for him. The person who had collected the letters was so excited about this that she couldnt keep it a secret, he said. Thats how I learned about the nomination. All of a sudden I was getting calls, one day, from patients in Europe saying you won an award. Weinstein said he received letters written by 2and 3-year-olds with the help of their parents. Every single letter was moving, he said. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffDr. David A. Weinstein stands outside the Reitz Union on Saturday afternoon. Weinstein is a recent recipient of the Order of the Smile award. UF doctor receives prestigious Order of Smile awardHundreds of his patients nominated him

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JENSEN WERLEYAlligator Contributing WriterAs the new semester starts, the school ALLIGATOR, Ryan Jones / AlligatorStudents walk in and out of Southwest Recreation Center on Monday afternoon. About 39,000 people visited campus gyms last week. C AMPUSCampus gyms see increased attendance with new semester IT DONATES TWO MEALS A MONTH. ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterContact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org. Greek program helping to feed Gainesvilles homeless population You come out of this with a perspective on your life, and you realize your worries arent as important as you used to think.Michael Watsonfraternity coordinator

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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 EditorialTUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 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.Sarah Kinonen EDITOR Julia Glum MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR72 TOTAL VOTESTodays question: Have you seen the Doritos commercial?37% YES 63% NOMondays question: Have you gotten a Whosits and whatsits galore at the CESThe Consumer Electronics Show, better known as CES, wrapped up last week and, as always, blew my mind with things that I could never afford but desperately want to buy. Like every year, all the big names such as Samsung, Intel and Panasonic (just to name a few) came in to show off their groundbreaking products like proud mothers, while smaller companies showcased their kickstarter-funded innovations. The show isnt open to the public, so the companies never have to worry about the trivial things, like the practicality of their product or its ridiculous price tag. Its technological innovation for its own sake and not to please a consumer base, and that can be a truly magical thing when it comes to pushing boundaries. Now, I am not a gearhead by any means. I am so far behind the curve of technology that I am the only person I know of who still calls 411 instead of Googling a phone number. But there is a special place in my heart for tech shows because they show the best, worst and most bizarre creations of humanity all within the same showroom. So, with that said, here are my top four picks for the good, the bad and the ugly from this CES: iPotty Yeah, you read that right. Its a colorful, plastic toddlers training potty with an iPad attached, so while you encourage junior to pee-pee in the big-boy place, he can play Angry Birds. Thank the Lord the iPad stand has a splash guard or else your $300 iPad would end up smelling like a high school restroom. Completely silly? No way, its just the toilet-training device of the future. Its like the next generations version of the Everyone Poops book. T9000 Smart Refrigerator Tired of that Post-it note and magnet system of reminders on your fridge door? Well, friend, cry no more because the T9000 comes equipped with an LCD screen and an Evernote app so you can remind yourself to buy more milk. Plus, if you really like standing by your refrigerator poking a screen, it has apps for a calendar and weather updates. The only problem is, this fridge costs $4,000, so I think I will stick to Post-it notes for a while longer. Trakdot Its so useful, I am surprised no one thought of it before. When going on a trip, drop the little GPS box into your luggage. When you arrive at your destination but your luggage shows up missing, Trakdot will text or email you your luggages location, or you can use the app to check online. At $50, it only pays for itself if you are a serious freing is more frustrating than losing your luggage when youre traveling. Oculus Rift A virtual reality gaming headset that est item to come out of the entire week. The prototype that debuted at CES looked a little hand-crafted with gaffer tape across the lens of what looked like ski goggles, but everyone who has written a review said it was easily the most revolutionary thing at the show. Products that announce themselves as virtual reality often end up being a bit hokey, but Oculus has taken leaps ished, I think its seriously going to kick gaming experience up to a new level. CES 2013 might have created some new records with the mighty and the frivolous this year, but luckily we can always count on those techies to outdo themselves in 2014. Lauren Flannery is a business and general studies sophomore at UF. Her column runs on Tuesdays.Comedy Schmomedy: Glenn Close pretended to be drunk, and it was awesomeTo quote Tina Fey, Bitches get stuff done. Did you watch the Golden Globes on Sunday? Because nearly 20 million viewers tuned in to watch the awards show, earning the show the best ratings it has seen in six years. Its because women are funny. In a 2009 Emmy roundtable, in which an interviewer asked a bunch of Emmy-nominated folk some questions, Amy Poehler was asked if she thought anything had changed for women in the past few years, regarding the myth that women cant be as funny as men. This question is boring, Poehler said. Lets stop asking them that. Instead, lets bow down to the display of comedic perfection that displayed itself on TV sets this weekend. Everything they did was hilarious. Was there a weird sort of pressure on them as female comedians to do well? Absolutely. But its not necessarily because they are ladies. Theres pressure on most comedians to do well, because thats the whole point of comedy. Take Louis C.K., for example. His comedic style is to be super real, to make jokes everyone can relate to rather than just yelling profanities during his set. He earns the laughs with his audience instead of being only loud or weird. So did Fey and Poehler. The opening of the night was a lot like an extended Weekend Update from their days on Saturday Night Live. The rest of the awards provided them few opportunities to make us all laugh, but they fully utilized what time they did have. We have no idea if theyll be asked back to host next years gala, but they could host anything, and the country would support them entirely. Heres our analysis of why it went so well: We already love them. When Ricky Gervais hosts awards shows, half the country is angry at his irreverent style, and the other half wants to grab a pint with him. Fey and Poehler, on the other hand, are already Americas sweethearts. Theyve each achieved that after a lot of be more adventurous, said Fey in an interview in O Magazine, less afraid. Comedians everywhere are, we believe, grateful for all the things Fey and Poehler have said yes to over the years, as they have proven to be, time and time again, role models for everyone. Forget gender. Forget whether you actually enjoy watching rich Hollywood stars win awards for three hours, multiple times a year. Forget all of that. Just say yes to great opportunities that come your way. Who knows? You, too, could pull a Poehler and canoodle on George Clooneys lap. Lauren Flanneryopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 This December, our world survived the end of the Mayan calendar. Amid online prophecies of impending Armageddon, we weathered the end of times and resur faced unharmed, if not unfazed. have managed to avoid certain existential destruction. The Smithsonian magazine reports that Assyr ian tablets dating as far back as 2800 B.C. warn of the worlds imminent demise, while 15th century mathScarcely a year ago, Christian radio personality Har old Camping twice proclaimed that the long-awaited ience, humanity survived yet again twice. Perennial predictions of the destructive event we have all expected for centuries may disappoint but predictions of yet more doomsday predictions are never off the mark. Far more certain than the occurrence of an actual catastrophe is our continued fascination with eschatology, our facility for invoking the prospect of our own obliteration. Something about the existence of our world seems to consistently hint at its own negation. Yet there must be more to this phenomenon than the mere fact that the world is. After all, we are uniquely inclined to theorize about the end of the world, and we tend to avoid apocalyptic alarmism about all sorts of existent objects. When, if ever, has anyone precipitated mass hysteria by predicting the end of something as inconsequential as Fair T.S. Eliot articulates his vision of a thoroughly dissatistractions of a dramatic apocalypse it functions as a bastion against mediocrity. The hellish scenes that pervade Hieronymus Bosch paintings and traditional theological texts may be unnerving, but at least they are never boring. Fire and brimstone could salvage even the most banal life by infusing it with an element of much-needed adventure. Perhaps the collective cultural fantasy of sensational death is a backlash against its perceived opposite Crew merchandise, which is to say, life at its most elegant but least eventful. The glamour that accompanies bloody and dramatic destruction is not only a salient feature of many artistic traditions, but also an accepted the world from the looming menace of nonexistence along the way. World-saving violence is portrayed as exciting, even sexy. between Buffy and her undead love interest quickly transforms into an amorous encounter. Ever the feminist, Buffy pins her former opponent against a wall and kisses him passionately as a building crumbles around them. operatic works of Richard Wagner, who originated the the consummation of an affair that went unresolved in life. Apocalypse, too, is a sort of seductive force, promising an alluring oblivion and allowing for personal capitulation to otherwise repressed savagery. Mass death also presents itself as a unifying phenomenon. Total destruction presents us with an alter native to confronting death alone and to leaving a vibrant world behind us. Rather than exiting a rich reality, our own death would coincide with the demolition of everything we might have missed. strange to inhabit the earth no longernot to see roses and other promising Things in terms of a human futy of conceptualizing the world, absent our experience of it we can sustain the comforting illusion that our presence in the universe is an integral part of its continued existence. Becca Rothfeld is a columnist for The Dartmouth at Dartmouth College.Apocalypse now? Predictions come and goUWireBecca RothfeldUWire Two weeks ago, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 in an crisis. The cliff, a term coined by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, refers to a series of automatic tax increases and spending cuts that would have otherwise gone into effect had congressional action not been taken. Because desperation seems to be the only factor that can motivate Congress to act, the House and Senate passed the aforementioned act in the early hours of the new year. compromise between painfully divided Democrats and Republicans. This might be the case if the act accomplished anything more than kicking the metaphorical can down the to turn over the hourglass, once again, by raising taxes on the very highest incomes and enacting minimal spending cuts. The fact that the ATRA was passed with almost 90 votes in the Senate is indicative of the political unpalatability of potento reduce the ever-ballooning national debt, the occurrence of its provisions would have, according to Congressional Budin the unemployment rate. Obviously, this was not an option for Congress, even in a nonelection year. The economy, after spending several years mired in the sewer, is showing signs of cautious improvement. Unemployment has slowly declined and home sales have increased. A reversal of these already-fragile gains, apart from tangibly harming the American public, would have turned an unpopular Congress into a loathed one. And so, the men and women on the Hill were chose the latter path, and the nation will, in the long run, hurt for it. raised by tax increases in the ATRA is 41 times greater than strange and alarming even to those who have no knowledge Such an imbalance can only be explained by the fact that the real dollar amounts analogous to this ratio are comparatively small, thus the underwhelming nature of the law. The new taxes will raise approximately $60 billion per year for the an increase in the income tax for those making more than $400,000 per year and an increase in the payroll tax. The latter measure is a two percent tax increase on everyone; the former, while not totally objectionable, is little more than a bone thrown to the sizeable portion of the population that wrongly believes the nations problems can be solved by putting the screws to the rich. Since the revenues raised by such measures pale in comparison to the future cost of Amer icas entitlement programs, the actual potency of these new taxes toward reducing the debt is near-zero. And so, Congress conveniently ignored solutions that, while tricky, would have provided for lasting reform. These potential solutions are well-known and are neither innovative spending are two examples. These expenditures are deeply entrenched in the Washington status quo, and tackling them change the necessity of it. The spectre of a United States with an ever-reddening balance sheet and the consequences of such a situation are far graver than the potential threat of a temporarily recessed tance of providing for the future, even at the possible expense of the present. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case. However, as college students who have to look toward the future, this is indeed a lesson that we need to understand. Michael Beechert is a columnist for The Dartmouth at Dartmouth College.Kicking along the UWireMichael BeechertUWire

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Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org. 8, ALLIGATOR ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Contributing Writer UF student, alumna work to de-stress Shands smallest patientsCAMPUS NATHALIE MCCRATEAlligator Contributing Writer In some of the are as high as 28 States cancer mortality highest in North Central area DORITOS, from page 1 Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator.org.Courtesy to the AlligatorMelbourne Beach natives and UF graduates Vinnie, left, and Joe Tarantos commercial, Fetch, Its not just music for the babies. Its more this whole community and family feeling.UF journalism alumnaOdedina BUR GLAR Y, from page 1

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 Livia Agyekum / AlligatorThrifty BusinessDavid Erickson, also known as D. Sinn, sits on the lawn on Plaza of the Americas on Monday afternoon. His art exhibit is titled Living Art in America. Erickson is often found around campus selling knickknacks to students passing through the plaza. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterBecause of the unusually high winter temperatures statewide, the gray, gentle giants that swim Floridas rivers and springs enjoyed a better chance of survival last year. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission documented only 28 cold stressrelated manatee deaths in 2012 nearly 90 less than the year before, according to a FWC news release. In 2011, the FWC reported 453 total manatee deaths, but 2012 only saw 392. Kevin Baxter, a spokesman for the commission, said the uncharacteristically warm winter months factored into the differ ence. He said manatees are susceptible to cold stress syndrome when the water temperature dips below 68 degrees Fahrenheit. If manatees are exposed to cold water for a long time they could contract the illness, which causes weight loss, skin lesions, dehydration and eventually death, Baxter said. In past years, the disease has caused more manatee deaths because they didnt have enough time to reach warmer water before temperatures plummeted. The FWC tries to keep waterways open for manatees to escape sinking temperatures to graze in warmer springs, Baxter said, and the temperatures of 2012 worked with them. Were always working to make sure there are warm-water habitats accessible for manatees, he said. Jonathan Miot, director of the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, said the impacts of a higher 2013 manatee population on Floridas aquatic environments and on the manatee populations food supply, which includes undetermine. Its always tough to speculate about what that can mean, especially when youre considering ecosystems, he said. In a warmer month, their food sources should grow to support them, but its always tough to say. If the manatees food supply doesnt increase, Miot said, it could lead to more manatee deaths due to malnourishment. Were glad their populations are up, but its tough to say he said. Thats where we need more people to study them. Because two species of manatees are listed by the FWC as endangered and another species is considered threatened, Miot said, the increased manatee activity can be good for conservation, as well as Floridas economy. It actually will help tour ism if we do have more of them around and if its advertised appropriately, he said. Miot said appropriate adver tising includes inviting the public to watch the manatees and discouraging approaching the animals in the wild. Julie Wolf, owner of Florida Manatee Tours and Crystal River Watersports in Crystal River, said the warmer weather can have drawbacks for her business because manatees tend to be more visible when temperatures plummet. In the colder weather, they hover together, Wolf, 64, said. Theyll crowd in really close together to keep warm. But even with warmer temmanatees for sightseers hasnt been an issue. Im a native Floridian, and theres always been manatees for me, she said.Its the real Florida ... Its a real, natural fantasy.High temperatures connected with fewer manatee deaths in 2012

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Open HouseThe Alligator will host an open house on Thursday afternoon between 1:30-4:30. We are looking to hire sportswriters and copy editors. BANNISTER IS FROM JACKSONVILLE. PHILLIP HEILMAN Alligator Staff Writer Antoinette Bannister never considered the Gators during her recruitment process. The Jacksonville Potters House Christian Academy standout guard received scholarship offers from college basketballs premier programs Tennessee, Connecticut and Rutgers, among others before verbally committing to North Carolina as a sophomore in high school in February 2010. But Bannister reconsidered her decision to play for the Tar Heels after her mother fell ill in October. After one semester with UNC, she decided to transfer to Florida and enrolled in classes on Friday. Bannister will redshirt this season and become eligible to play the day after UFs 2013 fall semester concludes. In October, I found out my mom was sick, Bannister said. I had been battling with whether or not I wanted to be closer to home or stay at UNC, but after a lot of praying and talking to my family and teammates, they understand why I transferred. Lurise Bannister, Antoinettes moth Chondromalacia. I think its some kind of rubbing underneath your knee cap. Whatever that does to you or whatever that means, Im not really sure. I hope I pronounced it correctly. Billy Donovan, UF mens basketball coachon Will Yeguetes knee injury PRATHER WILL MISS 10-14 DAYS WITH THE INJURY. KATIE AGOSTIN Alligator Staff Writer Forward Casey Prather is again dealing with injury. Coach Billy Donovan expects Prather to be out for the next 10-14 days. The junior suffered a high left No. 10 Floridas 74-52 win against LSU on Saturday. We were having a hard time LSU, and he really kind of gave us a spark to close out the half before he got hurt, Donovan said. Its unfortunate. Hes had to deal with some different things through the course of his career, but thank God its not a severe high ankle sprain where youre out for a month to six weeks. Prathers ankle is the newest addition to his already extensive injury list. He began the season with a concussion, which he suffered on Oct. 27 in a scrimmage against Rollins College. Prather missed Floridas 101-71 exhibition win against NebraskaKearney on Nov. 1 in the OConnell Center. Prathers luck did not improve when he returned to action. During practice on Nov. 5, center Patric Young went up for a rebound and elbowed Prather in the head on the way down. Prather suffered his second concussion in nine days. The junior forward missed a matchup against Georgetown that was canceled at half time and the next four games. Finally, Prather returned to the court on Nov. 23 to help Florida defeat UCF 79-66. Still, the forward didnt escape without injury. Prather took a hit to the face, which required him to get his lip stitched up during halftime. Prather made it through the next eight games without any mishaps, Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff Forward out with high left ankle sprainBannister Sophomore thrower Jayla Bostic posted a career-best throw during the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener. See story, page 16.SEE INJURY, PAGE 15 Coach Amanda Butler left her team with more questions than answers after squandering a victory against the team from Rocky Top. The Gators wore a sense of frustration on their faces addressing the media after the threepoint loss. With less than 30 seconds left in overtime and the score tied 75-75, the sixth-year coach instructed Florida guard Carlie Needles to foul Tennessees Kamiko Williams, a career 73 percent shooter at the free-throw line, even though there were no fouls to give. Williams sank 1 of 2 shots, which gave the Gators just 24 against a top-10 team in seven seasons. Two missed free throws and a desperate three-pointer at the buzzer spelled the end of Floridas upset bid on Saturday. The question remained, why foul? Tennessee coach Holly Warlick stopped short of saying giving your team the last shot, but at the potential cost of falling behind and losing the tie your team worked so hard to reach. It was one of those calculated risks sort of things, and it was a bad decision, Butler said. Even though [Williams] only hit one, it was still a bad decision. In an age where its sacrilege for a coach to reveal any sort of injury, useful tidbit or hint of emotion, Butler showed what shes about. There are no moral victories against any team, but how Butler addressed the choice was refreshing and the right thing to do. The foul didnt single-handedly cost Florida the game (missing more free throws than you make can do that) but the decision took the contest away from the Florida defense. Playing the result isnt fair, but in this case, the foul wasnt a smart basketball move. Florida should have beaten No. 9 Tennessee. The Gators outrebounded and outhustled the Volunteers without its best bruiser in forward Jennifer George, who suffered a Butler refreshingly honest in defeat UF womens basketball adds guard transferring from UNCSEE ADAM, PAGE 15 SEE TRANSFER, PAGE 14 Adam Pincustwitter: @AdamDPincus

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14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 Chelsey Allder / The Daily Tar HeelAntoinette Bannister has decided to transfer from UNC to UF. She will be eligible to play following the Fall 2013 semester. Bannister chose to attend UF over USF TRANSFER, from page 13er, recently had ovarian surgery. Antoinette said her mother was doing well but wanted to be closer to her family and support Lurise through her ongoing health issues. That moved Florida into consideration. Bannister also considered South Florida before choosing the Gators. UF had a scholarship for me right away, Bannister said. I know a lot about Florida. Just knowing coach (Amanda) Butler for years I used to come to her camps thats what made me come here. At Potters House, Bannister compiled one of the more impressive careers in the state of Florida. As a junior, she averaged 27.2 points, 7.5 steals and ing more than 23 points and eight rebounds as a senior. Shes a very good player, especially on the offensive end, Butler said. She can handle it. She can pass it. She can really shoot it at a deep range. I think she brings a lot of intangibles. Bannister was named a second-team USA Today All-America selection in high school. HoopGurlz ranked her as the No. 59 prospect in the Class of 2012. Florida. Antoinette is used to playing at a championship level, Butler said. Were just fortunate to be able to have a chance with her. Bannister played eight games at North Carolina before opting to transfer, averaging 4.3 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in less than nine minutes of action. She scored a career-best 13 points in 19 minutes in a 75-49 win against Coastal Carolina on Dec. 16 in Conway, S.C. Moving forward, she will be a critical piece in Flor idas puzzle. The Gators already have a commitment from Ronni Williams, the No. 13 high school prospect in the Class of 2013. Butler hopes Bannister and Williams can strengthen ising young players. A really bright future, Butler said. I think we are going to have some of the best guards in the country. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@alligator.org. UF had a scholarship for me right away. I know a lot about Florida. Just knowing coach (Amanda) Butler for years I used to come to her camps thats what made me come here.Antoinette Bannisterincoming UF transfer

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 There was nothing surprising about the Gators sticking with the Volunteers. The last four games between Florida and Southeastern Conference powers Tennessee and Kentucky When I mindlessly asked if the good showing against Tennessee means anything for her program, Butler responded with candor. I dont want to disrespect your question, but we didnt come out here today for a great showing, and thats the thing that you guys wont see as much the things we said and the things we talked about in the locker room. Tennessee in overtime. It is not OK. We are not a team that is ever going to be OK with a loss by any margin anywhere, because I think we are one of the best teams in the country. Butler said all the right things after perhaps costing her team a win against the Volunteers. What stood out wasnt that Florida should have defeated the SEC mountaintop dwellers from Rocky Top, but how its coach acted in the face of defeat. Give Butler credit. She realized her mistake and owned up to it. Thats something we all can learn from. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org. Kristi Camara / Alligator Bashaara Graves (12) grabs a rebound over Kayla Lewis (22) in Sundays game. ADAM, from page 13 but landed awkwardly on his foot after jumping for a rebound with 1:38 left in the half on Saturday in Baton Rouge, La. He kind of just landed on his foot and it wasnt anything that looked on Initially, I was told at halftime that he might have broken something, but obviously the X-rays came back negative. We will miss him because he is a versatile player, and he has played well for us so far. Prather has averaged 6.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in his limited time. Prather isnt the only Gator nursing an injury. Mike Rosario (ankle), Will Yeguete (knee tendinitis) and Erik Murphy (fractured rib) are all expected to play Thursday when Florida heads to College Station, Texas, to take on Texas A&M. Rosario sat out during Saturdays win to rest his left ankle, which he sprained during Floridas 77-44 win against Georgia on Jan. 9. We just came in knowing adversitys going to hit, Patric Young said. Guys are going to get hurt. It just sucks that it has to be Casey right now and Mike. Ive just been very blessed to not have anything major. Were going to miss those guys, but were going to adjust and prepare and go out with what we have. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@ alligator.org. INJURY, from page 13 Prather has missed four games Were going to miss those guys, but were going to adjust and prepare and go out with what we have.Patric YoungUF center

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16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 Courtesy of UF CommunicationsThrowers coach Steve Lemke (left) and coach Mike Holloway walk across the ADAM LICHTENSTEIN Alligator Writer Two Gators did not wait long to have career-best perfor mances in the weight throw. Sophomores Jayla Bostic and David Levin both set personal records in the event at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday. It just shows their hard work, and their work ethic, coach Mike Holloway said. tics mark of 18.85m was second behind LSUs Denise Hinton (19.71m). third with a throw of 18.44m. ed from working with throwing coach Steve Lemke, who earned praise from Holloway on Monday. I make no bones about it, I think Steve Lemke is one of the best, if not the best, throwing coach in the country, Holloway said. Holloway said Bostic and ing around other top athletes like senior Jeremy Postin and former Gator Kemal Mesic. Although Bostic and Levin are inexperienced, Holloway said freshmen and sophomores are expected to compete and win at Florida. Freshman Arman Hall turned in a stellar performance in his college debut. mens 4x400-meter relay. The team turned in a winning per the second-fastest time in the NCAA in 2013. Hall placed second in the 200 meter with a time of 21.22 seconds. He was stuck down in Lane 3, and a lot of times, athletes get stuck in a lane they dont really want to be in, and they kind of back off, Holloway said. He went out, competed hard, and actually that was the second-fastest time of his life. Holloway reiterated that many for the Gators this season. Florida has eight events before the NCAA Indoor Championships on March 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark. The moment we wake up and think that weve made it (is) the moment we wake up and think that everybodys going to lay down for us, Holloway said. Then, clearly, weve lost our minds.Underclassmen impress in meetTENNIS MAX MATTERNAlligator Writer veteran coach typically relies on experience to carry it through the season. But for the Gators mens tennis team, that wont be the case. Coach Bryan Shelton and his Florida squad will rely on youth in 2013. last weekend at the Three Oaks Shootout in Fort Myers. The team begins its spring season with a matchup against Miami on Satur day at Linder Stadium. Shelton has one freshman, one redshirt freshman, three juniors and two seniors. Two of the three juniors Florent Diep and Stephane Piro have limited experience at the college level. Diep played 34 matches professionally before enrolling at UF in January 2012. Diep, who is playing probably the best of anyone on our team in the fall, is only in his second year here although he is a junior, Shelton said. The Frenchman put together an impresseason. He also had success in doubles, going 10-3 when teamed up with fellow junior Michael Alford. Piro, on the other hand, made his college debut last weekend, winning all three of his individual matches. It was great to see him handle it well and just to continue to play and compete and make adjustments where he needed to, Shelton said. In Sheltons case, he is learning, too. He left his coaching position with the womens team at Geor gia Tech to take over the mens program at Florida in June. While adjusting to his new job at UF, Shelton has worked on growing the program and instilling his philosophy with his new players. Developing is more than helping the guys on their forehand or backhand or serve, but its really trying to instill good habits, Shelton said. Doing things the right way. Shelton said he and his coaching staff have come across many challenges in their stacles. Every decision made is with the best interest in mind, Shelton said. Knowing he will have to overcome some inexperience this season, Shelton wouldnt have it any other way. Im proud to be here, proud to be a Gator, Shelton said.First-year coach, young Gators eager to begin 2013 seasonDiep UF T rac k