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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 79 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida 81 /57 Freshman guard Michael Frazier II has played a key role in helping offset Floridas injuries this season. Read the story on page 13.Sakai spam email promotes UF-based shopping siteAbout 10,000 students received the email, pg 3. Lack of students during breaks slows restaurant businessRestaurants located along West University Avenue agree, pg 5. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13UF grad creates anti-bullying campaignThe documentary, Coexist, tells the stories and the grief of survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, pg. 9. Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffRacing Down the TrackAlachua County Commissioners recently voted to start negotiations to move the Alachua County Fairgrounds near the Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville, 11211 North County Road 225. Read the story on page 4. ANDREW KAYSAlligator Contributing WriterThe site of Creature from the Black Lagoon, supposedly escaped and the Ross Allen Reptile Institute are legacies of Ocalas Silver Springs. But what the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is currently concerned with preserving is the crystal-clear water. The department presented a draft of its plans to acquire the Silver Springs nature theme park lands and turn them into a Florida state park at an open meeting Monday night. Following a Dec. 12 meeting with about 350 attendees and a rising concern for the water levels and purity of the springs, the proposed plan aims to clean and remove old animal pens and amusement park buildings, set up environmentally sound foundations and make it more nature-focused by opening hiking trails and camping opportunities. Silver Springs, the attraction, has a long history of being exploited thats what I dont want to see with any plans to move forward, UF adjunct professor and founder/director of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute Robert Knight said at the meeting. If the plans are approved by Gov. Rick Scott and his cabinet, the FDEP will establish a timeline for changes, wrote department representative Jennifer Diaz in an email. Some attendees Monday were worried about what the state planned to do about the employees. Others expressed concerns about the fate of the animals belonging to Palace Entertainment, the current owner of the land lease. Moving a lot of these animals Silver Springs spurs discussion IN THE U.S., 213 SCHOOLS HAVE AN ONLINE MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM. ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Contributing WriterUFs online graduate business program was named the No. 1 program in the state and No. 4 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report Tuesday. U.S. News publishes standings of online education programs by degrees. Based on a survey of criteria that includes graduation rates, faculty credentials and student services sent to hundreds of schools nationwide, 213 institutions were found to have an online masters degree program. Of these schools, UFs Hough Graduate School of Business came in at No. 4. Its a testament to what we do here, said the schools Senior Associate Dean and Director S. Selcuk Erenguc. When you put together the right components, like a world-class faculty, a selection process that brings in outstanding students and a very dedicated and capable technology team, you end up with a great program.UF online graduate program ranks high in US KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Research and Education Center began receiving a series of unusual specimens Saturday: Burmese pythons shot by hunters in South Florida wildlife preserves. The Ft. Lauderdale-based center is a drop-off point where contestants in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission-sponsored Python Challenge can turn in their trophies. FWC spokeswoman Diane Hirth said the challenge aims to reduce the species presence in Florida. During the contest, which began Saturday and lasts until Feb. 10, participants roam through four designated wildlife preserves in South Florida to capture and kill Burmese pythons, which are considered an invasive species in Florida. As part of the contest, the FWC will give cash awards to the two hunters who bring in the longest snake and the most snakes. As of Tuesday, the center received 11 dead snakes, said Frank Mazzotti, director of UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Wildlife Ecology Department in Ft. Lauderdale. Mazzotti is working with a team of about 12 biologists and students to perform a necropsy on each captured snake. Within 48 hours of receiving a python carcass at the lab, Mazzotti said, one to two researchers UF center collects snakes for python roundupSEE PYTHON, PAGE 4 SEE RANKINGS, PAGE 4RANKINGSSEE SPRINGS, PAGE 4

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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 79 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 FORECASTTODAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAYSUNDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 70/42 PARTLY CLOUDY 66/47 RAIN 76/42 PARTLY CLOUDY 62/48 SUNNY 81/57WHATS HAPPENING?Author presents about new book At noon today, 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 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 people against black people and Protestants against Catholics. This period saw acts of great violence against racial and religious minorities. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit www. oral.history.ufl.edu or call 352392-7168. 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. today, 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 in two hours wins. Each member of the winning team will win a cruise to the Bahamas for two people. To participate, students must pledge five hours of community service at a Pledge 5 Foundation service social. Visit www.fotofrenzygainesville. com/ or www.facebook.com/ events/443570285696292/ for more information. Career Showcase People who want to volunteer while networking with employers at Career Showcase can become Career Showcase hosts. Find out more at host interest meetings tonight at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Career Resource Center. Contact ufshowcasehosts@ gmail.com with questions or to RSVP. edu/Resources/Application Clearinghouse. The purpose of the conference is to provide current and emerging student leaders with knowledge and skills that can help them become more effective leaders on campus and beyond. Workshops will focus on topics ranging from professional etiquette to the complexities of leadership. Applications are due Jan. 28, and the conference is Feb. 2. Conference attire is business professional. For more information about the confer ence, please email the IBC at ibc@multicultural.ufl.edu.CORRECTIONAn article in Mondays Alligator stated that the BrowZine application provides access to more than 2,000 journals. The application provides access to more than 12,000. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jglum@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Students for Big Brothers Big Sisters meeting Students for BBBS will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Matherly, Room 0016. Attendees will learn about how to make a difference in the lives of Alachua County children by developing oneon-one relationships through one of the most renowned mentoring programs in the United States. Applications to become a big brother or sister will be 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. OAS Peer Mentor applications available The Office of Academic Support (OAS) offers academic and personal enrichment services to UF students. It primarily serves first-generation students and students considered economically, educationally or culturally disadvantaged. Peer mentors help incoming first-generation students transition from high school to college. Applications are due Jan. 25 by 5 p.m. in Little Hall, Room 311. Visit www.oas.aa.ufl. edu/student-positions.aspx to access the application and browse a detailed description of duties. Black student leadership conference applications Applications are available at the Institute of Black Culture and on Application Clearinghouse: www. studentinvolvement.ufl.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 CAMPUS JACLYN ROSENAlligator Contributing WriterDianmarie De Jesus was one of about 10,000 students who received a mass email from a professor who appeared to be endorsing a new online shopping site for students called uVendors. Little did she know, it was a concealed promotional strategy broadcast to her in a UF Sakai email by another student. The 18-year-old co-founders, Dakota Woll and Sean Gura, were reported by their peers for soliciting via email through Sakai on Thursday night. No action has been taken against them. We might have taken a chance in sending the emails, but sometimes to make a start-up work, you have to take risks, said Woll, an industrial and systems engineering freshman. Woll and Gura said they felt their unconventional, risky tactic proved to be a success. It said that theres this new site thats safe and better than Craigslist. So I was like oh, thats a good idea. I hate posting on Craigslist because I feel like theres always something that could go wrong, said De Jesus, a 19-year-old exploratory sophomore. Three days later, De Jesus used the site to post her Hewlett-Packard Pavilion G4 laptop for sale. She said she plans to use the site again for future listings. The easiest way to describe it is a mix between Craigslist and eBay, Woll said. Its like a Facebook group, but its much more organized. The site prides itself on safety, simplicity and savings. I originally put [my posting] on the huge textbook exchange Facebook page, but it just got buried, said 18-year-old mathematics and statistics freshman Kaleigh Harder. Harder said the sites search bar and categories, which include postings for tickets, housing, motor transportation and textbooks, are two features that the Facebook pages lack. In addition to helping students an affordable, student-determined price, the co-founders said safety is one of their main concerns. Were trying to make it as safe for students as possible, said Gura, on the site, you have to register not a UF student, you cant register, and you cant see the contact information for products on the site. Gura said users can feel safe knowing that the uVendors community is all around them in their classes, organizations and clubs. Gura and Woll said they hope the site will eventually create a Sakai spam promotes UF shopping site THE EVENT WILL HOST STUDENT-RUN COMPANIES. HANNAH MORSEAlligator Contributing WriterThe Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation teamed with the student-run company and blog Hello Perfect to host Plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today on the Plaza of the Americas. This event, which is cosponsored by Student Government, will give student entrepreneurs the chance to exhibit their companies to peers and passers-by. Because companies and businesses cannot promote themselves on campus without UF er, center ambassador and business administration senior Alexa Carlin and her business partner, public relations senior Angela a way for student entrepreneurs to promote themselves and network with others. In an email, Carlin wrote she hopes the event will allow people to learn about student-run UF companies and get inspired to accomplish their dreams. These days one cant wait for the phone to ring from employers given the economic situation, the centers director, Jamie Kraft, wrote in an email. He also wants the event to spark further momentum and growth in the Gainesville entrepreneurial ecosystem. Student entrepreneurs showcase on the plaza The easiest way to describe it is a mix between Craigslist and eBay.Dakota Wollco-founder of uVendors

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stretch it out on a surgical table and cut it open. They remove the reproductive or gans, digestive tract and tissue samples. Wildlife biologist Joy Vinci, 31, said the dissections keep the center busy. The team is collecting the data to learn more about the invasive snakes presence. Mazzotti said gathering the genetic data is important because it allows researchers to distinguish whether a snake is part of the established python population in the wild or a released or escaped pet. In 2012, the federal government banned the importation and interstate sale of the pythons, Hirth said. State law prohibits their possession or sale. She said the largest captured Burmese python documented in Florida was about 17.5 feet. Mazzotti said he cant guess how many pythons the nearly 1,000 registered participants will capture by the end of the contest. If one in 10 catches a snake, that would be 100 snakes, and I would be ecstatic, he said. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE IN TALKS WITH THE RACEWAY TO USE SOME OF ITS HUNDREDS OF ACRES FOR THE COUNTY FAIR. BREANNA MAYEAlligator Contributing WriterThe Alachua County Fairgrounds may get a new home after county commissioners began talk about moving it near a northeast Gainesville racetrack. Commissioners recently voted to start negotiations with the National Hot Rod Association to have the site outside the AutoPlus Raceway at Gainesville, also known as the Gainesville Raceway, said Mark Sexton, communications coordinator for Alachua County. Sexton said the raceway, 11211 North County Road 225, was chosen as the possible new site for the fairgrounds because of its rainwater systems and extra space for parking. He added that the county would save money by having the fairgrounds near the raceway and it could use the savings to maintain the sites infrastructure. Rich Schaefer, general manager for Auto-Plus, said the idea to move the fairgrounds to the raceway started more than a decade ago. It recently proposed to share its extra land for the fairgrounds. The raceway owns about 750 to 800 acres, he said. Right now, the negotiations Schaefer said. It also has to look at what commitments the fairgrounds already have in place. If the fairgrounds moves to the site, events at the racetrack wont be affected, he added. The negotiations are in the beginning stages at this point, but more details should be worked out over the next couple of months, Schaefer said. Sexton said that once the fairgrounds is moved to the raceway, the former site will be used as industrial space. With talks of moving the fairgrounds farther north, getting to the site can be a problem for UF students and residents who rely on public transportation. RTS busses do not have a route to the speedway.Alachua County Fairgrounds could move to new location at raceway JEWEL MIDELISAlligator Contributing WriterThey shop at thrift stores, garage sales and trash bins, scouring the 50 states for a unique item that is often unwanted and forgotten. Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett search for abandoned home videos, so they can commentate and dience during their Found Footage Festival tour. Pickett will host the festival in Gainesville at 7:30 p.m. today at The Atlantic, 15 N. Main St. The duo has collected VHS tapes for the last 20 years and have gathered more than 1,000 videos since. We have some of the weirdest, craziest footage we have ever seen, Prueher said. We dont have any footage from Gainesville. So if anyone has found something, bring it to the show. The 90-minute show will include exercise tapes, classroom about how to take care of a ferret, he said. Prueher said tickets to the show cost $5 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.foundfootagefest.com. The group began the Found Footage Festival in 2004 by showing its tape collection to patrons in New York bars. People seemed to dig it, and weve been touring ever since, Prueher said. Caroline Garrity, a 19-year-old advertising sophomore, said she enjoys making funny videos with her friends and wouldnt mind submitting her tapes to the festival. It would be a good use of $5 to get some laughs, she said. I wish videos, because they are spot on.Home video, comedy film festival to play in Gainesville PYTHON, from page 1Researchers are gathering dataProgram continually self-evaluatesAlthough he and the faculty are thrilled with the schools top ranking, they plan to look over evaluations to pinpoint what to improve. We pay attention when their methodology indicates that some things can be improved upon, said Associate Provost for Teaching and Technology Andy McCollough. Also in the report was UFs online graduin Florida and No. 18 nationwide, while the online graduate engineering program was acknowledged as No. 26 nationally and second in Florida. Based on the quality of its online bachelors degree programs, UF ranked 34 out of 237 American universities. We have worked really hard to meet the needs of todays learners, said Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Tom Dana. The Economist awarded its highest grade of excellent to UFs online business program one of only two in the world to receive it. of what we believe were about, which is trying to produce excellent content with excellent faculty for excellent students, McCollough said. It sets a standard for us: Once we have achieved excellence, we will not do anything to do less than that. Any programs that have not reached that level know what they have to do to get there. RANKINGS, from page 1AAlex Catalano / AAlligator SS taffStudent Body President Tj Villamil calls his election commission nominee, Brett Williams, to answer senators questions Tuesday. Silver Springs is part of one of the largest artesian springs in the worldis very stressful, and during that stressful time they could die, Springs zookeeper Wayne Carr said at the meeting. All I ask is: Take into consideration the animals that are there, even if you just keep them there until they pass. Silver Springs is part of the St. Johns River system and is one of the largest artesian springs in the world. Dam, built in 1968 to prepare for the since-scrapped Cross Florida Barge Canal. Several argued Monday that the dam should be removed to allow the natural environment to recover. Steven Noll, senior history lecturer at UF and author of Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Floridas Future, disagreed. I think, too often, people look at these things by themselves instead of looking at the big picture and how itll affect the area, Noll said. Its not the panacea some people think it is. He thinks turning the land into a state park will help, but wants to see a decline in nitrate-rich fertilizer usage, better reclaimed water usage and fewer land-use permits for golf courses and subdivisions. Palace Entertainment plans to go forward with planned Friscia, vice president of the water parks division. We will always keep an open mind about what may be the best long-term interests of the park, the surrounding community and the state of Florida in general, he said. SSPRINGS, from page 1Dana Tickets to the 90-minute show are $5

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5Andrea Sarcos / AlligatorShake It OutLatin American studies student Korey Force, 23, dances casino-style Cuban salsa with 24-year-old Andrew Cartas, a nuclear engineering Ph.D. candidate, Tuesday night. EMPLOYEES WHO WORK ALONG WEST UNIVERSITY AVENUE SAID THE BREAK HITS HARD. CHAD FURSTAlligator Contributing WriterLack of students during winter break slows down restaurant business KATIE BURNS Alligator Contributing Writer Hasbro uses social media to decide new Monopoly tokenRachel Crosby / AlligatorRyan Silverman, a 19-year-old sports management sophomore and UF chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity brother, speaks to Michael Buchanan, a 19-year-old economics sophomore, about Spring rush week Tuesday night at the Sigma Nu house. ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator Writer Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org. Fraternity hopefuls rush this week Every fraternity offers something different and has a different history. I hope students get a chance to decide to join a fraternity and gain in the experience.Justin Shifrindirector of public relations for the Interfraternity CouncilEvents will be every nightJohnson I can deliver for seven hours and only make $10 in tips.Catherine Haplerco-manager at Papa Johns

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 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 EDITORTodays question: Do you think Silver Springs should become a state park? 45 TOTAL VOTES30% YES 70% NOTuesdays question: Have you seen the Doritos commercial?Americas age of objectivity has endedLast Monday, Alabama rolled quite literally over Notre Dame, crushing the Fighting Irish 42-14, becoming the third team to win three national titles in four seasons. As a UF student, Id like to say: Congratulations, Alabama. Youve earned it like Louisville. Id also like to recognize ESPN commentator Brent Musburger for saying what the rest of us would have said (or Tweeted, or Instagrammed), had we seen someone as beautiful as Katherine Webb. Let me explain. During the game, a camera caught sight of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarrons girlfriend, Webb, a former Miss Alabama USA, standing in the crowd, as she watched her boyfriend win Alabamas second-straight national title. Turning to his colleague Kirk Herbstreit, Musburger jocularly remarked, You quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women. What a beautiful woman. Wow! Whoa! His partner added, AJs doing some things right down in Tuscaloosa. ster at Alabama, start getting the football out, and throw it around with Pop. Somewhere, a feminist died. Faster than LeBron James could follow the ravishing 23-year-old on Twitter, people responded to the innocuous banter with juvenile outrage. As the New York Times reported, commentary on the broadcast following the game included words like creepy, awkward, uncomfortable and heteronormative. The article went on to say, Its extraordinarily inappropriate to focus on an individuals looks, said Sue Carter, a professor of journalism at Michigan State I think theres a generational issue, but its incumbent on people practicing in these eras to keep up and this is not a norm. Not a norm, huh? I wouldnt be surprised if her doctrinal tural Identity. But who am I to judge the judgmental? As our culture embraced tolerance with open, tattooed arms, we witnessed a wave of repressive idiocy and banal edly and objectively. This senseless shift resulted in our society practicing mental gymnastics in order to accommodate the fatuous demands of the open-minded. The age of objectivity is over. Truth is relative, all beliefs are equal and any effort to explain reality is limited by the progressive, liberal agenda that censures those who espouse truth even if theyre truthful! College admissions decisions place more emphasis on achieving diversity than maintaining the students who exmore concerned with your ablility to provide an explanation that elucidates your understanding of empathy than your selves tolerant lambast people like Musburger. By operating under the rubric of open-mindedness, the terrorants (tolerant + terrorists) tolerate everything except for what they dont tolerate, which is everything! As long as your perception of reality runs in ideological as long as youre not on the sidelines praying to the Judeoen in the crowd. We live in a world characterized by a fundamental group who is easily offended by everything, invariably devaluing any instance of being legitimately offended. Acceptance has replaced right and wrong. Words have replaced the notion of sticks and stones. Last Thursday, my editors at the Alligator pointed out: There is nothing more admirable than standing up for what you truly believe in, despite what adversity you might face. Thats true unless, of course, you dont believe in what they truly believe. Where the hell is this country going? Erik Skipper is an economics sophomore at UF. His column runs on Wednesdays.We Get It: Youre all very angry because you cant readWelcome, new readers! Were so glad you decided to pick up or click on our humble publication. Here at the Alligator, we welcome criticism, feedback and communication from our readers. Imagine our surprise when we gained so many new fans this week; we dont normally get such national attention from all of you. Itll take a few years to clean out our email ed all of your calls. Quite a few of you were up in arms, so to speak, over Dallin Kelsons column Monday, titled, Loganville woman jumped the gun. The main point of the article was not a moral discussion of whether a mother should protect her children, which is what many of you appear to believe. We understand how you could disagree with one of our opinions columnists because, as you can imagine, everyone has a different opinion. Thank you! about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge or, the beliefs or views of a large number or majority of people about a particular thing. this newspaper. OK, now that weve got that out of the way, we can delve into the other bigger issue surrounding the response to this column: literacy. books are often confusing and full of words and ideas that require more than one glance. What many of you encountered is an article that may have taken you more than one reading to fully understand. Crazy, right? Perhaps we need to write our columns in a more linear fashion for those of you who have trouble understanding concepts. The point of Kelsons column was to say that, perhaps if the woman had opened the door, the entire violent and physical altercation could have been avoided. Thats all. Erik Skipperopinions@alligator.org SEE EDDY, PAGE 7

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Isnt it about time to reinstate the draft? I would think no one would consider such a policy reversal, but unfortunately, thats what the former commander of American forces in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, believes we should do. On Sunday, McChrystal told Bob Schieffer on CBSs Face the Nation that he believed national service is important for the nation, and thats having all young people serve a term of national service. Hes not exclusively calling for military service, but he believes young Americans should do something to serve their country that does not involve personal gain. In a column for the Daily Beast, McChrystal argued, When America needs it, national service is the personal obligation of every American. He contends that with our inalienable rights, outlined in our founding documents, Americans have inalienable responsibilities. From where do these inalienable responsibilities originate? He doesnt say. But dont worry. McChrystal later says, this new national service program would be voluntary (but expected), whatever that means. He fails to specify how this program, unlike an actual military draft, would be voluntary. Then again, we are told that we voluntarily pay our taxes as well. So this could just be Orwellian doublespeak. Young people should be wary of politicians and public program. Historically, calls to nationalism and an obligation to ones country do not turn out well. Morally, the idea that one owes anything to the nation in which they are born by the mere accident of their birth is repugnant and contrary to the founding principles of the U.S. When President James Madison tried to institute the draft during the War of 1812, he immediately faced opof Representatives, Massachusetts Sen. Daniel Webster rightly asked, Is [conscription], Sir, consistent with the character of a free government? Is this civil liberty? Is this the real character of our Constitution? No, Sir, indeed it is not. In other words, how is requiring national service consistent with the ideas of liberty? During the Civil War, although most men in Union Regardless, the draft became a staple of American military history until the Vietnam War. The needless deaths had nothing to do with defending American sovereignty (e.g., World War I and Vietnam) illustrates just how immoral and burdensome conscription can be when taken to its extreme. How easy it must be for McChrystal to call upon todays youth and demand they pursue national service. Yes, McChrystal served throughout the world for the U.S. as a long-time member of the armed services. But just because he chose a path of service does not give him the moral authority to demand everyone else also serve in some capacity. service? Probably not. such a policy can be. Young people should stand up to bullies who demand that continues to pile on the debt for us and future generations or any government for that matter. Justin Hayes is pursuing a masters degree in Political Communication. His column appears on Wednesdays.We dont need a national service programColumn Justin Hayesopinions@alligator.org Everyone has opinions: Columnists for the Alligator express them in this sectionThe Alligators Opinions editor is a woman who is often home alone and, in fact, rarely answers the door unless she knows a pizza is on its way. She understands not wanting to open the door for strangers and jumps when a UPS delivery person knocks at the door every time. Its an assumption, admittedly, to think that if the robber in that news story had thought someone was home, he wouldnt have entered the house. We still think of criminals as those two buffoons in Dalmations who sneak around harmlessly. Maybe the burglar in this case was a bit more menacing than those fools and would have broken in regardless of evidence that someone was home. Did he knock on the door with his crowbar in hand? Probably not. Burglars arent like certain Mormon youth; theres no uniform. when writing an opinions piece. Would you like to know why? Its our opinion. Whether its God-given or man-made, opinions are like climate change; they are real. Opinions are like a rumbling belly; they can potentially annoy us before we do something about them. Opinions are like dogs in a car with the windows something to savor. Opinions are like gun control; they can snowball into a way bigger issue than they need to be. In one of the dozens of emails we received this week, someone said: I let my membership to the NRA lapse a couple of years ago. I think it is time to rejoin and mayObama take away that right. Sir, no one is here to take away your guns. Also, can you help us meet Obama? If were supposed to be partNo one here is arguing for people to not own guns. Wouldnt it be cool, though, if we didnt have to use them in our own homes in front of our children while we shot a man multiple times? Now that were on the subject of the emails we received, lets discuss literacy one more time. Nearly all of you, while criticizing the writing of our columnist, made typos of your own. your insults correctly. Your and youre are two very different words. If you think were coming to take your guns, think again. Were coming to put you back in school. So many children seem to have been left behind, indeed. Neal Boortz, if youre reading this, then you could have at least spelled our columnists name correctly in do it correctly. Are we perfect? Absolutely not. Are we entitled to our own opinion on things? You betcha, dont cha know. Theres no need to spur on your ignorant followers to attack someone simply because you disagree with them. But theres no privacy on the Internet, all of you scream, with pitchforks made of iPhones and bacon gripped in your greasy hands. However, dear new readers, there is a difference between a civil disagreement and egregious, misdirected and blind hatred. Is it because words in the Bible are spelled funny? Is that why you cant correctly spell out your arguments? You are hilariously misinformed if you believe, for two seconds, that our columnists or any other decent human beings raised the burglar in Loganville to some sort of hero-status pedestal of worship. Were not pro-robbery. We, in fact, wish that he never tried to break into any house, ever. The argument our columnist made was that a man wouldnt have to be shot in front of children if we didnt Again, this editor completely understands being too worried to open a door for a stranger and couldnt begin to fathom what she would have done in that situation. None of you could, either. Or ... Oh, Id grab my handgun, you drawl, all while keeping up with the game on TV, as I am a red-blooded American. Cool. Awesome. That doesnt make us feel any better, and it perpetuWe understand that well never get back to a time when we can live in glorious suburbia with latchkey children (not necessarily a great time to live, anyway, if you were a woman or a minority, but thats for another time). Theres no need to attack anyone, whether its for his or her opinion or to get into a familys home. We get it. EDDY, from page 6

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8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 Be a part of something BIG GIVE B LOOD.Over 1,000 people gathered to form one of needs just as many donors per week to meet call 888.795.2707 Photo by Photography 35 AP PhotoStand-In President BETHANY SCHUSTERAlligator Contributing WriterAs a daughter of a Communist Party member, a 24-yearold Chinese UF student believes freedom of press is far from Chinas horizon. Her name has been withheld for security. Southern Weekly is considpaper to the liberal intellectuals of mainland China, said Tianle Zhang, a 24-year-old public relations graduate student. Each year, the paper releases a New Years Eve issue. This years editorial brought tumult, vexation and discourse. The editorial, Chinas Dream, the Dream of Constitutionalism, was a nod to a speech by the new party leader, Xi Jinping. He spoke of putting the Chinese Dream into practice, which he explained to be a more democratic government. The original content supporting liberalized press endured a series of cuts cation of the party. Representatives of the Central Propaganda Department are assigned publications to edit. But is unusual for them to publish their edits to the content without the editors consent, according to an article by China Media Project. The incident snowballed into a written request from Southern Weekly journalists held responsible for the edits. The tagline of the Guangzhou-based paper is to understand China, but now some Chinese UF students wonder if the paper has lost its voice. Jing Jin, a 24-year-old journalism graduate student, said when she came to America, she was excited about the free press. But she said the U.S. has its own form of censorship. It may not be controlled by the government, but it is controlled by big companies who have the money to invest in programs, she said. Juan-Carlos Molleda, director of the UF Master of Art in Mass Communication Global Strategic Communication program, said that in the past, the Chinese government controlled ing the concept of harmony. For them, a society that is harmonious does not have conFor now, Chinese censorship is viewed as an obstacle, and students have embraced that reality. Originally from Taiwan, Ming-Yu Yen is a 23-year-old public relations graduate student who, like many Chinese 20-somethings, believes censorship wont stand in the way of information. If you create a wall, Yen said, we will break it.International students respond to censorship CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff WriterA Florida National Guard soldier died Tuesday in Gainesville after he lost control of his Hummer and crashed on Highway 301 in Bradford County. The incident happened at about 11:30 a.m., when Arandall Ladarrion Shears, 20, of West Point, Ga., was driving in the left lane on Highway 301, north of Lawtey. Shears lost control of his vehicle, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The Hummer veered into throwing Shears from the truck. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Drivers near the accident stopped and gave Shears CPR before BradBlanding Joint Training Center and rived at the scene. National Guard spokesman Sgt. Thomas E. Kielbasa said an ambulance drove Shears to a hospital in to Shands at UF for treatment. Shears died from his injuries. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org. Soldier dies in Gainesville after crashThe accident was Tuesday

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterTo create public conversations about reducing violence in communities, a UF graduate launched a national video anti-bullying campaign. The documentary, Coexist, shares stories from survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and the grief that comes with coexisting with their loved ones murderers. Its important for someone to see a different path than revenge or retribution, said Coexist Director Adam Mazo. American Public Television selected Coexist to be distributed to public television stations across the country, reaching a potential audience of more than 100 million. In an effort to raise money for technical improvements before it broadcasts, Coexist launched a campaign earlier this month on www.indiegogo.com to raise $20,000. However, if the campaign doesnt get all the donations by Feb. 3, the program will receive no funds. As of press time, it had raised about $7,500. Mazo, who graduated in 2002 with a bachelors degree in journalism, said he does not know when it will broadcast, but he expects the documentary to air by May. He said he conceived the idea for the documentary after a trip to Rwanda in 2006 when he met Agnes, a Rwandan woman who attacks and lost three children. She decided to forgive the people who harmed her, he said. I was so moved. I felt like I needed to get her story out to the world, and that this was the way I could contribute. Since the premiere of the documentary in 2010, Coexist has been for an Africa Movie Academy Award and used as a teaching tool by about 3,000 educators, Mazo said. As part of a Boston-based eduCoexist comes with a free, fourlesson teachers guide, which Mazo said helps students and adults think about issues of reconciliation and solutions to stopping those kinds of behaviors. Our mission became more deto create opportunity for public conversations about each persons role violence that is embedded in our culture. Suzanne Tzuanos, a third-year UF law student and producer of Coexist, said it is impossible to see it afterward. Its more than a documentary, she said. Bringing mindfulness and awareness to children is so impor tant; this gives them the tools they need to think about the future before they act. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org.UF grad creates anti-bullying campaignMazo THE MOVE DEADLINE IS IN DECEMBER. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Contributing WriterThe Alachua County Super visor of Elections will handle all its election operations under one roof if it moves to a new ofthree locations throughout Gainesville, will consolidate into one space, said Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter. The deadline for the move is Dec. 1, just in time for the 2014 city elections, Carpenter said. So far, six proposals have been submitted. The 5440 Group LLC submitted a suggestion for a building on Northwest 13th Street. Saul Silber Properties LLC recommended moving into the old Sticks N Stuff building at the corner of Northwest 13th Street and Northwest 23rd Avenue. The new location would provide extra space for new voting equipment required by Florida law for the 2016 election. Residents will vote on touch-screen machines that will print out paper ballots, Carpenter said. Alachua County Purchasing Manager Larry Sapp said the county is looking for a building that is at least 40,000 square feet, close to bus routes and has enough parking space. The new location could also offer additional space for other county departments.Supervisor of Elections

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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 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted.LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1,2 & 3BR floorplans starting at $735. Free Hi-Speed internet, washer/dryer, fitness center, computer lab, swimming pool etc. M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-5 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 www.lakewoodvillas.com 4-24-13-72-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 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. 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Call 352-3756754 2-6-13-20-2Great 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 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publication days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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ALLIGATOR 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 Your roommate hasnt done the dishes in How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the 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 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 4-24-13-72-11SCOOTER 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

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12, ALLIGATOR 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. 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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG alligatorSports PodcastRivals writer Bryan Holt and The Miami Heralds Matt Watts join columnist Greg Luca to break down Florida footballs offseason news. Download on iTunes or listen online at alligatorSports.org. LANDON WATNICKAlligator WriterWhen Casey Prather suffered a high left ankle sprain late in the Floridas depth on the wing took a blow. But in the junior forwards absence, freshman shooting guard Michael Frazier II picked up the slack. In a season-high 31 minutes, Frazier scored only 5 points on 1-of-5 shooting but tallied career bests with seven rebounds and three assists in the No. 10 Gators 74-52 victory against the Tigers. The older guys tell [the freshmen] all the time (that) we just have to be ready to step in, Frazier said. The coaches told us before the season that somebody might go down. Fraziers effort on the glass 34 tied for UFs second-largest rebounding margin this season. The Tampa native entered the game with 14:40 remaining in the three short breaks. He started the second half in Prathers spot and the contest. With Prather likely sidelined for 10 to 14 days, Frazier should see a bigger role in the rotation. Frazier has usually been one of bench. He averages 17.6 minutes per game seventh best on the team and highest among freshmen. My role is going to improve now because Casey got hurt, Frazier said. Thats why I work so hard in practice, so Ill be ready for opportunities like this. Frazier, who averages 5.7 points per contest, has so far pieced tosively. The freshman spot-up shooter is making 42.9 percent of his shots from three-point range second best on the team behind senior forward Erik Murphys 43.6-percent clip. Frazier has also made 14 of 15 free throws. He has an offensive rating of 125, which is 70th in the nation, according to KenPom.com. The 6-foot-4 Fraziers ability to rebound at multiple positions has also been a bonus for the Gators. He averages 3.3 rebounds per game and his 19.2 defensive rebounding percentage is second best on the team behind junior forward Will Yeguetes 21.4 percent. When weve gone with more of a conventional lineup, Michael Frazier proved to be a better rebounder than maybe anybody anticipated, coach Billy Donovan said. Frazier has proven, when he goes to the small forward spot, hes a good rebounder. Thats been something that has helped us. Despite showing prowess on the boards and behind the arc, Frazier still has to improve his decision-making. Donovan pointed out a mental error the freshman made against the Tigers. Were up by [22 points], and its one pass up the sideline and he takes a challenged three, Donovan said. It leads to a run-out layup. sessions, we turn the ball over. Florida will need Frazier to grab rebounds and knock down shots night and against No. 17 Missouri on Saturday afternoon. Were going to need him to come provide energy, defense, good decisions, just be able to run our offense the same, junior center Patric Young said. (Were) not telling him to be as athletic and do the things Casey does, but just to go out there and play within himself. Junior Mackenzie Caquatto and the UF gymnastics team are working on correcting mistakes after Fridays loss to LSU. See story, page 15. Springing upThe Seattle Mariners made former UF catcher Mike Zunino one of 18 non-roster invitees to spring training. He was the No. 3 overall pick in Junes MLB draft.Ryan Jones / Alligator Guard Michael Frazier II (20) drives toward the hoop during Floridas 77-44 win against Georgia on Jan. 9 in the OConnell Center. Frazier leads UF freshman in minutes played this season. Freshman guard taking advantage of increased playing time PHILLIP HEILMAN Alligator Staff Writer The lasting image from Floridas near upset of No. 9 Tennessee was the anguished look on the face of freshman Christin Mercer. Mercer, who played 21 minutes in place of an injured Jennifer George during Sundays 78-75 overtime loss to the Volunteers, had the opportunity to give the Gators the lead with nine seconds remaining in overtime. Following coach Amanda Butlers decision to foul Tennessees Kamiko Williams the previous possession Williams made 1 of 2 free throws to give the Volunteers a 76-75 lead with 24 seconds left Mercer worked herself into position near the rim and was fouled by Jasmine Jones while attempting a shot. But Mercer missed both attempts from the foul line, and Floridas upset bid was spoiled. Two days later, the frustration of failure in the games waning moments against the Volunteers was still written across Mercers face. ing that there was a lesson to be learned Honestly, still now, the free throws kind of hurt, Mercer said. But I did take a step forward. I played well, especially with Jennifer out. As a team, we all progressed. By myself, I took a couple of steps forward. tempts and shot just 1 of 4 from the freethrow line. But the freshman showed toughness and a willingness to battle inside against Tennessees Bashaara Graves. Toughness in the paint is something Mercer lacked early in the season, but she is beginning to relish the responsibility. er, Mercer said. [George] just helped me out by showing me what I can do and how great I can be. Florida needs Mercer to continue her rapid development. George suffered a second dislocation of her right shoulder with 3:56 remaining in With no remaining eligibility after this season, George is forced to play through the pain or simply sit out and rest the injury. Either way, George will be playing at less than 100 percent for the remainder of the season. Having Jennifer down is unfortunate that we are hanging our heads about and thinking our season is done, redshirt Forward looking to overcome late struggles in loss to TennesseeSEE MEERCEER, Pa A GE 14 When weve gone with more of a conventional lineup, Michael Frazier proved to be a better rebounder than maybe anybody anticipated. Frazier has proven, when he goes to the small forward spot, hes a good rebounder. Thats been something that has helped us.Billy DonovanUF coachMercer

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sophomore Kayla Lewis said. Mercer is averaging 5.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game this season but will be asked to do more to help offset the loss of George. She is a key piece on Floridas productive bench. In four conference games, the Gators reserves are aver aging 24.5 points per game. Opponents have averaged just 6.25 points off the bench dur ing that time. UF outscored UT 33-3 in bench points on Sunday. We dont bring subs in off the bench; we bring in a new wave of attack, Butler said. Thats the way we look at it, and thats one of the reasons we dont put a lot of emphasis on who starts. Butler and her coaching staff believe Mercer can use the down performance against Tennessee to further her development. Christin even though she missed a lot of shots she wishes she had back I think she woke up this morning knowing she took a step in the right direction, Butler said on Monday. (We have) a lot more conbe in certain game situations. Going forward, I hope that we will see that more consistently. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@alligator.org. ROBERT JUDINAlligator WriterWith shoulder pads strapped, life jackets snapped Cameron Martin and his older brother, Adam, prepared for battle in the backyard. As one brother grasped the football, the other would gear up to make the tackle. Thats how it was growing up with Adam. ence, Cameron said. Childhood memories were he and bute a lot of my competitiveness to our relationship. Adam went to UCF to play soccer. Two years later, Cameron went to UF thanks to a different talent. Now a four-time AllAmerican and a senior at Florida, Martin is trying not to think about graduation in May. Instead, his focus is on high note. Perspective for me changed about, What does it mean to go hard? What does it mean to go fast? Martin said about his transition to swimming at Florida. Every time we go to the blocks, were expected to be good. Martin said that it was a Gator because he was heavily considering attending Har vard. Floridas prestige under coach Gregg Troy made Mar tins decision easier. Martin also praised UFs academic reputation for helping him suit up in orange and blue. Looking back now, I appreciate the fact that I can go to school, I can get educated, that I made, in my opinion, the right choice. As a freshman, he struggled to balance swimming with his schoolwork, a hurdle he wasnt used to at Clearwater Central Catholic High. Martin said he remembers work, knowing he had to wake up early for practice. When he isnt swimming, he likes to try new things. Martin said he loves arts and crafts and even learned to sew. He fashioned his own sports jacket because he wanted to save money. Mar tins days as a Gators swimmer are dwindling, but he has a loose outline for what hell do post-graduation. He said he hopes to get an internship with Nike Inc. or work for IDEO, a design and Martin will cherish his time as a Gators swimmer. I loved every minute of it, Martin said The mens swimming and diving team will head to Dallas on Friday for the SMU Classic. The women host FAU on Saturday. 14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 Kristi Camara / Alligator Freshman forward Christin Mercer attempts a shot during Floridas 78-75 overtime loss to Tennessee on Sunday in the OConnell Center. SWIMMING aAND DIVINGMercer playing more in Georges absence MMERCER, from page 13Senior keeping busyMMartin

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffMackenzie Caquatto performs on the beam during UFs 196.575190.55 win against Ball State on Jan.4 in the OConnell Center. GYMNasAS TICsS CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator WriterInside Floridas newly renovated $4.3 million practice facility, the gymnasts mean business. Losing by a margin of 0.3 points to LSU on Friday teams mouth, but the loss has pushed UF to perform more aggressively. In practice weve been focusing on going big on everything and not holding anything back, Ashanee Dickerson said. You cant hold back on your skills. Some people will go small just to stay on the beam, and sometimes thats where youll make mistakes. During Fridays meet, uncharacteristic misses by freshman Bridget Sloan and All-American Marissa King forced the Gators to count a fall towards their beam totime at the college level. since Feb. 3, 2012, against Alabama. Its better to have it over and done with right now because now we know that we can only go up from here, Dickerson said. Gators returned to Gainesville. Weve really had some great practices, Faehn said. Sunday was very motivational and we studied our their performances in total. Theyve really trained aggressively, and yesterday was another positive training practice. Kytra Hunter, a quiet leader, has been more vocal this week. stuck landings or straight legs and pointed toes, Hunter said. Hunter also applauded the efforts of junior Mackenbeam title. After the meet, Rhonda was saying that mistakes to be the best, Hunter said. Faehn noted that the lack of stuck landings and handstand misses on bars contributed to Floridas loss. The addition of HD video recorders and monitors at each work station will provide instant feedback. With a new features will be useful. Its amazing because our athletes are able to visualize and actually see what they did wrong, and it helps reinforce corrections, Faehn said. UF aggressively correcting mistakes after suffering close defeat to LSU In practice weve been focusing on going big on everything and not holding anything back. You cant hold back on your skills. Some people will go small just to stay on the beam and sometimes thats where youll make mistakes.Ashanee DickersonUF gymnast

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16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 THE RALLY Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca Adam Pincustwitter: @AdamDPincus Greg: With fans and scouts ogling Floridas early entrants to the NFL Draft, few have noticed the players UF loses to graduation. While mostly unspectacular, the class of 2012 was solid, and the Gators will miss many of its key players. Although Josh Evans led the team in tackles and Mike Gillislee carried the offense, place. At 6 feet and 313 pounds, Hunter anchored the nations No. 4 rush defense. Although he made only 40 tackles and four tackles for loss, his ability to start every game and eat space on the line made life easier for the rest of the defense. And he did it while bearing a strikure in the animated childrens show Dinosaurs. You dont just replace that. Adam: Hunter did have a hell of a year. He became a father late in the season and is perhaps the nicest player on the team. Hes no Evans, though. Leading Florida in tackles is more impressive. The safety recorded 83 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and 3 interceptions. Evans approached the coaching staff in the offseason asking for help on making defensive calls. Teamed with junior safety Matt Elam, Evans prevented plays from turning into what Muschamp calls explosives. Florida doesnt have the same depth from at safety that it has along the defensive line. Muschamp did bring in three safeties with his latest star-studded recruiting class, but there isnt the same rethe defensive line boasts. Returning players Dante Fowler Jr., Jonathan Bullard and Dominique Easley will give quarterbacks hell for another season. There is also an early enrollee freshman named Darious Bear Cummings. You try running against a bear, Luca. It just doesnt work. Greg: you better jump in and help the bear. Just because Cummings has a cool name and weighs 305 pounds doesnt mean hes ready to anchor a Southeastern Conference defense on the majority of its snaps. The same goes for 304-pound recruit Caleb Brantley. As Muschamp is fond of saying, transitioning to the strength and physicality of the SEC is a daunting task, especially for line-of-scrimmage players. Fowler, Bullard and Easley are all likely to become elite pass rushers. But not one of them plays tackle or weighs more than 280 pounds. Although theyre great defensive linemen, they simply arent anchor players. The other options are 305-pound sophomore Leon Orr, who is known more for a marijuana-related arrest than anything hes Damien Jacobs. Even if they pan out, they obviously cant play every snap. In the secondary, depth and positional versatility arent issues. The Gators have a wealth of talent on the back end. Cody Riggs and Jaylen Watkins could both shift to safety. Marcus Roberson, Loucheiz Purifoy and incomVernon Hargreaves III will form an elite cornerback trio regardless. Adam: Evans gave the Gators a physical safety that wasnt afraid to get in the arena and play. Sure, Texas A&M running back Ben Malena ran over Evans in College Station, Texas. See YouTube if you need a refresher. Evans didnt just add versatility, though. He also played more snaps than the defensive tackle. Hunter admitted earlier this season that he played much less in 2012 due to increased depth along the line. Florida didnt have that luxury in the secondary. Riggs missed the season with a fractured foot. Roberson and Watkins played cornerback, and the only true safety with any playing time coming back is DeAnte Saunders oh, wait. Brian Poole and Jabari Gorman headline a group of young players expected to earn more playing time at safety. Who says Riggs and Watkins will have an easier time at safety than Fowler and Bullard playing inside? Florida can hide the absence of a 300-pound nose tackle with blitzes and stunts. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has that on lock. You cant hide a hole at safety. Just look at the production Florida has coming back at the safety and nose tackle positions. Greg: Sure, Hunters snaps were limited in 2012. And yes, depth was key to the Gators success. But those facts arent knocks against Hunter. No 300-pound player can handle the pounding of a double team for more than 60 or 70 percent of his teams defensive snaps. When Hunter was asked to do that in 2011, the rush defense noticeably suffered, ranking 40th nationally with 132.7 yards per game allowed. In 2012, Hunter had backup, and Floridas rush defense improved by 38 yards per game and 36 spots in the rankings. Without a solid two deep in the middle, the Gators could backslide on rush defense in 2013. In a league where controlling the clock and running the ball are paramount, any weakness on the defensive line could be a critical fault. And if the Gators cant hold the point of attack, no safety play or elaborate defensive scheme will make a difference. Adam: The SEC may be a line-of-scrimmage league, but the question here is what will the Gators miss more a player at an invaluable position, that they have depth at, or a player in the secondary who they may not have a suitable replacement for? I loved covering Hunter and if I ever did have a kid (I hope not soon), he would probably be the one player Id let babysit. Greg, lets just agree to disagree. Props on the Hunter Dinosaurs comparison, I must add. Heres a better one for you, though. Have you ever seen Frankie Muniz in Malcolm in the Middle? Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org and Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org. Which departing senior will Florida football miss most next season?



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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 79 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida 81 /57 Freshman guard Michael Frazier II has played a key role in helping offset Floridas injuries this season. Read the story on page 13.Sakai spam email promotes UF-based shopping siteAbout 10,000 students received the email, pg 3. Lack of students during breaks slows restaurant businessRestaurants located along West University Avenue agree, pg 5. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13UF grad creates anti-bullying campaignThe documentary, Coexist, tells the stories and the grief of survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, pg. 9. Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffRacing Down the TrackAlachua County Commissioners recently voted to start negotiations to move the Alachua County Fairgrounds near the Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville, 11211 North County Road 225. Read the story on page 4. ANDREW KAYSAlligator Contributing WriterThe site of Creature from the Black Lagoon, supposedly escaped and the Ross Allen Reptile Institute are legacies of Ocalas Silver Springs. But what the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is currently concerned with preserving is the crystal-clear water. The department presented a draft of its plans to acquire the Silver Springs nature theme park lands and turn them into a Florida state park at an open meeting Monday night. Following a Dec. 12 meeting with about 350 attendees and a rising concern for the water levels and purity of the springs, the proposed plan aims to clean and remove old animal pens and amusement park buildings, set up environmentally sound foundations and make it more nature-focused by opening hiking trails and camping opportunities. Silver Springs, the attraction, has a long history of being exploited thats what I dont want to see with any plans to move forward, UF adjunct professor and founder/director of the Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute Robert Knight said at the meeting. If the plans are approved by Gov. Rick Scott and his cabinet, the FDEP will establish a timeline for changes, wrote department representative Jennifer Diaz in an email. Some attendees Monday were worried about what the state planned to do about the employees. Others expressed concerns about the fate of the animals belonging to Palace Entertainment, the current owner of the land lease. Moving a lot of these animals Silver Springs spurs discussion IN THE U.S., 213 SCHOOLS HAVE AN ONLINE MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM. ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Contributing WriterUFs online graduate business program was named the No. 1 program in the state and No. 4 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report Tuesday. U.S. News publishes standings of online education programs by degrees. Based on a survey of criteria that includes graduation rates, faculty credentials and student services sent to hundreds of schools nationwide, 213 institutions were found to have an online masters degree program. Of these schools, UFs Hough Graduate School of Business came in at No. 4. Its a testament to what we do here, said the schools Senior Associate Dean and Director S. Selcuk Erenguc. When you put together the right components, like a world-class faculty, a selection process that brings in outstanding students and a very dedicated and capable technology team, you end up with a great program.UF online graduate program ranks high in US KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Research and Education Center began receiving a series of unusual specimens Saturday: Burmese pythons shot by hunters in South Florida wildlife preserves. The Ft. Lauderdale-based center is a drop-off point where contestants in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission-sponsored Python Challenge can turn in their trophies. FWC spokeswoman Diane Hirth said the challenge aims to reduce the species presence in Florida. During the contest, which began Saturday and lasts until Feb. 10, participants roam through four designated wildlife preserves in South Florida to capture and kill Burmese pythons, which are considered an invasive species in Florida. As part of the contest, the FWC will give cash awards to the two hunters who bring in the longest snake and the most snakes. As of Tuesday, the center received 11 dead snakes, said Frank Mazzotti, director of UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Wildlife Ecology Department in Ft. Lauderdale. Mazzotti is working with a team of about 12 biologists and students to perform a necropsy on each captured snake. Within 48 hours of receiving a python carcass at the lab, Mazzotti said, one to two researchers UF center collects snakes for python roundupSEE PYTHON, PAGE 4 SEE RANKINGS, PAGE 4RANKINGSSEE SPRINGS, PAGE 4

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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 79 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 FORECASTTODAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 70/42 PARTLY CLOUDY 66/47 RAIN 76/42 PARTLY CLOUDY 62/48 SUNNY 81/57WHATS HAPPENING?Author presents about new book At noon today, 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 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 people against black people and Protestants against Catholics. This period saw acts of great violence against racial and religious minorities. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit www. oral.history.ufl.edu or call 352392-7168. 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. today, 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 in two hours wins. Each member of the winning team will win a cruise to the Bahamas for two people. To participate, students must pledge five hours of community service at a Pledge 5 Foundation service social. Visit www.fotofrenzygainesville. com/ or www.facebook.com/ events/443570285696292/ for more information. Career Showcase People who want to volunteer while networking with employers at Career Showcase can become Career Showcase hosts. Find out more at host interest meetings tonight at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Career Resource Center. Contact ufshowcasehosts@ gmail.com with questions or to RSVP. edu/Resources/Application Clearinghouse. The purpose of the conference is to provide current and emerging student leaders with knowledge and skills that can help them become more effective leaders on campus and beyond. Workshops will focus on topics ranging from professional etiquette to the complexities of leadership. Applications are due Jan. 28, and the conference is Feb. 2. Conference attire is business professional. For more information about the confer ence, please email the IBC at ibc@multicultural.ufl.edu.CORRECTIONAn article in Mondays Alligator stated that the BrowZine application provides access to more than 2,000 journals. The application provides access to more than 12,000. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jglum@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Students for Big Brothers Big Sisters meeting Students for BBBS will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Matherly, Room 0016. Attendees will learn about how to make a difference in the lives of Alachua County children by developing oneon-one relationships through one of the most renowned mentoring programs in the United States. Applications to become a big brother or sister will be 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. OAS Peer Mentor applications available The Office of Academic Support (OAS) offers academic and personal enrichment services to UF students. It primarily serves first-generation students and students considered economically, educationally or culturally disadvantaged. Peer mentors help incoming first-generation students transition from high school to college. Applications are due Jan. 25 by 5 p.m. in Little Hall, Room 311. Visit www.oas.aa.ufl. edu/student-positions.aspx to access the application and browse a detailed description of duties. Black student leadership conference applications Applications are available at the Institute of Black Culture and on Application Clearinghouse: www. studentinvolvement.ufl.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 CAMPUS JACLYN ROSENAlligator Contributing WriterDianmarie De Jesus was one of about 10,000 students who received a mass email from a professor who appeared to be endorsing a new online shopping site for students called uVendors. Little did she know, it was a concealed promotional strategy broadcast to her in a UF Sakai email by another student. The 18-year-old co-founders, Dakota Woll and Sean Gura, were reported by their peers for soliciting via email through Sakai on Thursday night. No action has been taken against them. We might have taken a chance in sending the emails, but sometimes to make a start-up work, you have to take risks, said Woll, an industrial and systems engineering freshman. Woll and Gura said they felt their unconventional, risky tactic proved to be a success. It said that theres this new site thats safe and better than Craigslist. So I was like oh, thats a good idea. I hate posting on Craigslist because I feel like theres always something that could go wrong, said De Jesus, a 19-year-old exploratory sophomore. Three days later, De Jesus used the site to post her Hewlett-Packard Pavilion G4 laptop for sale. She said she plans to use the site again for future listings. The easiest way to describe it is a mix between Craigslist and eBay, Woll said. Its like a Facebook group, but its much more organized. The site prides itself on safety, simplicity and savings. I originally put [my posting] on the huge textbook exchange Facebook page, but it just got buried, said 18-year-old mathematics and statistics freshman Kaleigh Harder. Harder said the sites search bar and categories, which include postings for tickets, housing, motor transportation and textbooks, are two features that the Facebook pages lack. In addition to helping students an affordable, student-determined price, the co-founders said safety is one of their main concerns. Were trying to make it as safe for students as possible, said Gura, on the site, you have to register not a UF student, you cant register, and you cant see the contact information for products on the site. Gura said users can feel safe knowing that the uVendors community is all around them in their classes, organizations and clubs. Gura and Woll said they hope the site will eventually create a Sakai spam promotes UF shopping site THE EVENT WILL HOST STUDENT-RUN COMPANIES. HANNAH MORSEAlligator Contributing WriterThe Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation teamed with the student-run company and blog Hello Perfect to host Plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today on the Plaza of the Americas. This event, which is cosponsored by Student Government, will give student entrepreneurs the chance to exhibit their companies to peers and passers-by. Because companies and businesses cannot promote themselves on campus without UF er, center ambassador and business administration senior Alexa Carlin and her business partner, public relations senior Angela a way for student entrepreneurs to promote themselves and network with others. In an email, Carlin wrote she hopes the event will allow people to learn about student-run UF companies and get inspired to accomplish their dreams. These days one cant wait for the phone to ring from employers given the economic situation, the centers director, Jamie Kraft, wrote in an email. He also wants the event to spark further momentum and growth in the Gainesville entrepreneurial ecosystem. Student entrepreneurs showcase on the plaza The easiest way to describe it is a mix between Craigslist and eBay.Dakota Wollco-founder of uVendors

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stretch it out on a surgical table and cut it open. They remove the reproductive or gans, digestive tract and tissue samples. Wildlife biologist Joy Vinci, 31, said the dissections keep the center busy. The team is collecting the data to learn more about the invasive snakes presence. Mazzotti said gathering the genetic data is important because it allows researchers to distinguish whether a snake is part of the established python population in the wild or a released or escaped pet. In 2012, the federal government banned the importation and interstate sale of the pythons, Hirth said. State law prohibits their possession or sale. She said the largest captured Burmese python documented in Florida was about 17.5 feet. Mazzotti said he cant guess how many pythons the nearly 1,000 registered participants will capture by the end of the contest. If one in 10 catches a snake, that would be 100 snakes, and I would be ecstatic, he said. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE IN TALKS WITH THE RACEWAY TO USE SOME OF ITS HUNDREDS OF ACRES FOR THE COUNTY FAIR. BREANNA MAYEAlligator Contributing WriterThe Alachua County Fairgrounds may get a new home after county commissioners began talk about moving it near a northeast Gainesville racetrack. Commissioners recently voted to start negotiations with the National Hot Rod Association to have the site outside the AutoPlus Raceway at Gainesville, also known as the Gainesville Raceway, said Mark Sexton, communications coordinator for Alachua County. Sexton said the raceway, 11211 North County Road 225, was chosen as the possible new site for the fairgrounds because of its rainwater systems and extra space for parking. He added that the county would save money by having the fairgrounds near the raceway and it could use the savings to maintain the sites infrastructure. Rich Schaefer, general manager for Auto-Plus, said the idea to move the fairgrounds to the raceway started more than a decade ago. It recently proposed to share its extra land for the fairgrounds. The raceway owns about 750 to 800 acres, he said. Right now, the negotiations Schaefer said. It also has to look at what commitments the fairgrounds already have in place. If the fairgrounds moves to the site, events at the racetrack wont be affected, he added. The negotiations are in the beginning stages at this point, but more details should be worked out over the next couple of months, Schaefer said. Sexton said that once the fairgrounds is moved to the raceway, the former site will be used as industrial space. With talks of moving the fairgrounds farther north, getting to the site can be a problem for UF students and residents who rely on public transportation. RTS busses do not have a route to the speedway.Alachua County Fairgrounds could move to new location at raceway JEWEL MIDELISAlligator Contributing WriterThey shop at thrift stores, garage sales and trash bins, scouring the 50 states for a unique item that is often unwanted and forgotten. Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett search for abandoned home videos, so they can commentate and dience during their Found Footage Festival tour. Pickett will host the festival in Gainesville at 7:30 p.m. today at The Atlantic, 15 N. Main St. The duo has collected VHS tapes for the last 20 years and have gathered more than 1,000 videos since. We have some of the weirdest, craziest footage we have ever seen, Prueher said. We dont have any footage from Gainesville. So if anyone has found something, bring it to the show. The 90-minute show will include exercise tapes, classroom about how to take care of a ferret, he said. Prueher said tickets to the show cost $5 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.foundfootagefest.com. The group began the Found Footage Festival in 2004 by showing its tape collection to patrons in New York bars. People seemed to dig it, and weve been touring ever since, Prueher said. Caroline Garrity, a 19-year-old advertising sophomore, said she enjoys making funny videos with her friends and wouldnt mind submitting her tapes to the festival. It would be a good use of $5 to get some laughs, she said. I wish videos, because they are spot on.Home video, comedy film festival to play in Gainesville PYTHON, from page 1Researchers are gathering dataProgram continually self-evaluatesAlthough he and the faculty are thrilled with the schools top ranking, they plan to look over evaluations to pinpoint what to improve. We pay attention when their methodology indicates that some things can be improved upon, said Associate Provost for Teaching and Technology Andy McCollough. Also in the report was UFs online graduin Florida and No. 18 nationwide, while the online graduate engineering program was acknowledged as No. 26 nationally and second in Florida. Based on the quality of its online bachelors degree programs, UF ranked 34 out of 237 American universities. We have worked really hard to meet the needs of todays learners, said Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Tom Dana. The Economist awarded its highest grade of excellent to UFs online business program one of only two in the world to receive it. of what we believe were about, which is trying to produce excellent content with excellent faculty for excellent students, McCollough said. It sets a standard for us: Once we have achieved excellence, we will not do anything to do less than that. Any programs that have not reached that level know what they have to do to get there. RANKINGS, from page 1Alex Catalano / Alligator S taffStudent Body President Tj Villamil calls his election commission nominee, Brett Williams, to answer senators questions Tuesday. Silver Springs is part of one of the largest artesian springs in the worldis very stressful, and during that stressful time they could die, Springs zookeeper Wayne Carr said at the meeting. All I ask is: Take into consideration the animals that are there, even if you just keep them there until they pass. Silver Springs is part of the St. Johns River system and is one of the largest artesian springs in the world. Dam, built in 1968 to prepare for the since-scrapped Cross Florida Barge Canal. Several argued Monday that the dam should be removed to allow the natural environment to recover. Steven Noll, senior history lecturer at UF and author of Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Floridas Future, disagreed. I think, too often, people look at these things by themselves instead of looking at the big picture and how itll affect the area, Noll said. Its not the panacea some people think it is. He thinks turning the land into a state park will help, but wants to see a decline in nitrate-rich fertilizer usage, better reclaimed water usage and fewer land-use permits for golf courses and subdivisions. Palace Entertainment plans to go forward with planned Friscia, vice president of the water parks division. We will always keep an open mind about what may be the best long-term interests of the park, the surrounding community and the state of Florida in general, he said. SPRINGS, from page 1Dana Tickets to the 90-minute show are $5

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5Andrea Sarcos / AlligatorShake It OutLatin American studies student Korey Force, 23, dances casino-style Cuban salsa with 24-year-old Andrew Cartas, a nuclear engineering Ph.D. candidate, Tuesday night. EMPLOYEES WHO WORK ALONG WEST UNIVERSITY AVENUE SAID THE BREAK HITS HARD. CHAD FURSTAlligator Contributing WriterLack of students during winter break slows down restaurant business KATIE BURNS Alligator Contributing Writer Hasbro uses social media to decide new Monopoly tokenRachel Crosby / AlligatorRyan Silverman, a 19-year-old sports management sophomore and UF chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity brother, speaks to Michael Buchanan, a 19-year-old economics sophomore, about Spring rush week Tuesday night at the Sigma Nu house. ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator Writer Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org. Fraternity hopefuls rush this week Every fraternity offers something different and has a different history. I hope students get a chance to decide to join a fraternity and gain in the experience.Justin Shifrindirector of public relations for the Interfraternity CouncilEvents will be every nightJohnson I can deliver for seven hours and only make $10 in tips.Catherine Haplerco-manager at Papa Johns

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 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 EDITORTodays question: Do you think Silver Springs should become a state park? 45 TOTAL VOTES30% YES 70% NOTuesdays question: Have you seen the Doritos commercial?Americas age of objectivity has endedLast Monday, Alabama rolled quite literally over Notre Dame, crushing the Fighting Irish 42-14, becoming the third team to win three national titles in four seasons. As a UF student, Id like to say: Congratulations, Alabama. Youve earned it like Louisville. Id also like to recognize ESPN commentator Brent Musburger for saying what the rest of us would have said (or Tweeted, or Instagrammed), had we seen someone as beautiful as Katherine Webb. Let me explain. During the game, a camera caught sight of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarrons girlfriend, Webb, a former Miss Alabama USA, standing in the crowd, as she watched her boyfriend win Alabamas second-straight national title. Turning to his colleague Kirk Herbstreit, Musburger jocularly remarked, You quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women. What a beautiful woman. Wow! Whoa! His partner added, AJs doing some things right down in Tuscaloosa. ster at Alabama, start getting the football out, and throw it around with Pop. Somewhere, a feminist died. Faster than LeBron James could follow the ravishing 23-year-old on Twitter, people responded to the innocuous banter with juvenile outrage. As the New York Times reported, commentary on the broadcast following the game included words like creepy, awkward, uncomfortable and heteronormative. The article went on to say, Its extraordinarily inappropriate to focus on an individuals looks, said Sue Carter, a professor of journalism at Michigan State I think theres a generational issue, but its incumbent on people practicing in these eras to keep up and this is not a norm. Not a norm, huh? I wouldnt be surprised if her doctrinal tural Identity. But who am I to judge the judgmental? As our culture embraced tolerance with open, tattooed arms, we witnessed a wave of repressive idiocy and banal edly and objectively. This senseless shift resulted in our society practicing mental gymnastics in order to accommodate the fatuous demands of the open-minded. The age of objectivity is over. Truth is relative, all beliefs are equal and any effort to explain reality is limited by the progressive, liberal agenda that censures those who espouse truth even if theyre truthful! College admissions decisions place more emphasis on achieving diversity than maintaining the students who exmore concerned with your ablility to provide an explanation that elucidates your understanding of empathy than your selves tolerant lambast people like Musburger. By operating under the rubric of open-mindedness, the terrorants (tolerant + terrorists) tolerate everything except for what they dont tolerate, which is everything! As long as your perception of reality runs in ideological as long as youre not on the sidelines praying to the Judeoen in the crowd. We live in a world characterized by a fundamental group who is easily offended by everything, invariably devaluing any instance of being legitimately offended. Acceptance has replaced right and wrong. Words have replaced the notion of sticks and stones. Last Thursday, my editors at the Alligator pointed out: There is nothing more admirable than standing up for what you truly believe in, despite what adversity you might face. Thats true unless, of course, you dont believe in what they truly believe. Where the hell is this country going? Erik Skipper is an economics sophomore at UF. His column runs on Wednesdays.We Get It: Youre all very angry because you cant readWelcome, new readers! Were so glad you decided to pick up or click on our humble publication. Here at the Alligator, we welcome criticism, feedback and communication from our readers. Imagine our surprise when we gained so many new fans this week; we dont normally get such national attention from all of you. Itll take a few years to clean out our email ed all of your calls. Quite a few of you were up in arms, so to speak, over Dallin Kelsons column Monday, titled, Loganville woman jumped the gun. The main point of the article was not a moral discussion of whether a mother should protect her children, which is what many of you appear to believe. We understand how you could disagree with one of our opinions columnists because, as you can imagine, everyone has a different opinion. Thank you! about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge or, the beliefs or views of a large number or majority of people about a particular thing. this newspaper. OK, now that weve got that out of the way, we can delve into the other bigger issue surrounding the response to this column: literacy. books are often confusing and full of words and ideas that require more than one glance. What many of you encountered is an article that may have taken you more than one reading to fully understand. Crazy, right? Perhaps we need to write our columns in a more linear fashion for those of you who have trouble understanding concepts. The point of Kelsons column was to say that, perhaps if the woman had opened the door, the entire violent and physical altercation could have been avoided. Thats all. Erik Skipperopinions@alligator.org SEE EDDY, PAGE 7

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Isnt it about time to reinstate the draft? I would think no one would consider such a policy reversal, but unfortunately, thats what the former commander of American forces in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, believes we should do. On Sunday, McChrystal told Bob Schieffer on CBSs Face the Nation that he believed national service is important for the nation, and thats having all young people serve a term of national service. Hes not exclusively calling for military service, but he believes young Americans should do something to serve their country that does not involve personal gain. In a column for the Daily Beast, McChrystal argued, When America needs it, national service is the personal obligation of every American. He contends that with our inalienable rights, outlined in our founding documents, Americans have inalienable responsibilities. From where do these inalienable responsibilities originate? He doesnt say. But dont worry. McChrystal later says, this new national service program would be voluntary (but expected), whatever that means. He fails to specify how this program, unlike an actual military draft, would be voluntary. Then again, we are told that we voluntarily pay our taxes as well. So this could just be Orwellian doublespeak. Young people should be wary of politicians and public program. Historically, calls to nationalism and an obligation to ones country do not turn out well. Morally, the idea that one owes anything to the nation in which they are born by the mere accident of their birth is repugnant and contrary to the founding principles of the U.S. When President James Madison tried to institute the draft during the War of 1812, he immediately faced opof Representatives, Massachusetts Sen. Daniel Webster rightly asked, Is [conscription], Sir, consistent with the character of a free government? Is this civil liberty? Is this the real character of our Constitution? No, Sir, indeed it is not. In other words, how is requiring national service consistent with the ideas of liberty? During the Civil War, although most men in Union Regardless, the draft became a staple of American military history until the Vietnam War. The needless deaths had nothing to do with defending American sovereignty (e.g., World War I and Vietnam) illustrates just how immoral and burdensome conscription can be when taken to its extreme. How easy it must be for McChrystal to call upon todays youth and demand they pursue national service. Yes, McChrystal served throughout the world for the U.S. as a long-time member of the armed services. But just because he chose a path of service does not give him the moral authority to demand everyone else also serve in some capacity. service? Probably not. such a policy can be. Young people should stand up to bullies who demand that continues to pile on the debt for us and future generations or any government for that matter. Justin Hayes is pursuing a masters degree in Political Communication. His column appears on Wednesdays.We dont need a national service programColumn Justin Hayesopinions@alligator.org Everyone has opinions: Columnists for the Alligator express them in this sectionThe Alligators Opinions editor is a woman who is often home alone and, in fact, rarely answers the door unless she knows a pizza is on its way. She understands not wanting to open the door for strangers and jumps when a UPS delivery person knocks at the door every time. Its an assumption, admittedly, to think that if the robber in that news story had thought someone was home, he wouldnt have entered the house. We still think of criminals as those two buffoons in Dalmations who sneak around harmlessly. Maybe the burglar in this case was a bit more menacing than those fools and would have broken in regardless of evidence that someone was home. Did he knock on the door with his crowbar in hand? Probably not. Burglars arent like certain Mormon youth; theres no uniform. when writing an opinions piece. Would you like to know why? Its our opinion. Whether its God-given or man-made, opinions are like climate change; they are real. Opinions are like a rumbling belly; they can potentially annoy us before we do something about them. Opinions are like dogs in a car with the windows something to savor. Opinions are like gun control; they can snowball into a way bigger issue than they need to be. In one of the dozens of emails we received this week, someone said: I let my membership to the NRA lapse a couple of years ago. I think it is time to rejoin and mayObama take away that right. Sir, no one is here to take away your guns. Also, can you help us meet Obama? If were supposed to be partNo one here is arguing for people to not own guns. Wouldnt it be cool, though, if we didnt have to use them in our own homes in front of our children while we shot a man multiple times? Now that were on the subject of the emails we received, lets discuss literacy one more time. Nearly all of you, while criticizing the writing of our columnist, made typos of your own. your insults correctly. Your and youre are two very different words. If you think were coming to take your guns, think again. Were coming to put you back in school. So many children seem to have been left behind, indeed. Neal Boortz, if youre reading this, then you could have at least spelled our columnists name correctly in do it correctly. Are we perfect? Absolutely not. Are we entitled to our own opinion on things? You betcha, dont cha know. Theres no need to spur on your ignorant followers to attack someone simply because you disagree with them. But theres no privacy on the Internet, all of you scream, with pitchforks made of iPhones and bacon gripped in your greasy hands. However, dear new readers, there is a difference between a civil disagreement and egregious, misdirected and blind hatred. Is it because words in the Bible are spelled funny? Is that why you cant correctly spell out your arguments? You are hilariously misinformed if you believe, for two seconds, that our columnists or any other decent human beings raised the burglar in Loganville to some sort of hero-status pedestal of worship. Were not pro-robbery. We, in fact, wish that he never tried to break into any house, ever. The argument our columnist made was that a man wouldnt have to be shot in front of children if we didnt Again, this editor completely understands being too worried to open a door for a stranger and couldnt begin to fathom what she would have done in that situation. None of you could, either. Or ... Oh, Id grab my handgun, you drawl, all while keeping up with the game on TV, as I am a red-blooded American. Cool. Awesome. That doesnt make us feel any better, and it perpetuWe understand that well never get back to a time when we can live in glorious suburbia with latchkey children (not necessarily a great time to live, anyway, if you were a woman or a minority, but thats for another time). Theres no need to attack anyone, whether its for his or her opinion or to get into a familys home. We get it. EDDY, from page 6

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8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 Be a part of something BIG GIVE B LOOD.Over 1,000 people gathered to form one of needs just as many donors per week to meet call 888.795.2707 Photo by Photography 35 AP PhotoStand-In President BETHANY SCHUSTERAlligator Contributing WriterAs a daughter of a Communist Party member, a 24-yearold Chinese UF student believes freedom of press is far from Chinas horizon. Her name has been withheld for security. Southern Weekly is considpaper to the liberal intellectuals of mainland China, said Tianle Zhang, a 24-year-old public relations graduate student. Each year, the paper releases a New Years Eve issue. This years editorial brought tumult, vexation and discourse. The editorial, Chinas Dream, the Dream of Constitutionalism, was a nod to a speech by the new party leader, Xi Jinping. He spoke of putting the Chinese Dream into practice, which he explained to be a more democratic government. The original content supporting liberalized press endured a series of cuts cation of the party. Representatives of the Central Propaganda Department are assigned publications to edit. But is unusual for them to publish their edits to the content without the editors consent, according to an article by China Media Project. The incident snowballed into a written request from Southern Weekly journalists held responsible for the edits. The tagline of the Guangzhou-based paper is to understand China, but now some Chinese UF students wonder if the paper has lost its voice. Jing Jin, a 24-year-old journalism graduate student, said when she came to America, she was excited about the free press. But she said the U.S. has its own form of censorship. It may not be controlled by the government, but it is controlled by big companies who have the money to invest in programs, she said. Juan-Carlos Molleda, director of the UF Master of Art in Mass Communication Global Strategic Communication program, said that in the past, the Chinese government controlled ing the concept of harmony. For them, a society that is harmonious does not have conFor now, Chinese censorship is viewed as an obstacle, and students have embraced that reality. Originally from Taiwan, Ming-Yu Yen is a 23-year-old public relations graduate student who, like many Chinese 20-somethings, believes censorship wont stand in the way of information. If you create a wall, Yen said, we will break it.International students respond to censorship CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff WriterA Florida National Guard soldier died Tuesday in Gainesville after he lost control of his Hummer and crashed on Highway 301 in Bradford County. The incident happened at about 11:30 a.m., when Arandall Ladarrion Shears, 20, of West Point, Ga., was driving in the left lane on Highway 301, north of Lawtey. Shears lost control of his vehicle, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The Hummer veered into throwing Shears from the truck. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Drivers near the accident stopped and gave Shears CPR before BradBlanding Joint Training Center and rived at the scene. National Guard spokesman Sgt. Thomas E. Kielbasa said an ambulance drove Shears to a hospital in to Shands at UF for treatment. Shears died from his injuries. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org. Soldier dies in Gainesville after crashThe accident was Tuesday

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterTo create public conversations about reducing violence in communities, a UF graduate launched a national video anti-bullying campaign. The documentary, Coexist, shares stories from survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and the grief that comes with coexisting with their loved ones murderers. Its important for someone to see a different path than revenge or retribution, said Coexist Director Adam Mazo. American Public Television selected Coexist to be distributed to public television stations across the country, reaching a potential audience of more than 100 million. In an effort to raise money for technical improvements before it broadcasts, Coexist launched a campaign earlier this month on www.indiegogo.com to raise $20,000. However, if the campaign doesnt get all the donations by Feb. 3, the program will receive no funds. As of press time, it had raised about $7,500. Mazo, who graduated in 2002 with a bachelors degree in journalism, said he does not know when it will broadcast, but he expects the documentary to air by May. He said he conceived the idea for the documentary after a trip to Rwanda in 2006 when he met Agnes, a Rwandan woman who attacks and lost three children. She decided to forgive the people who harmed her, he said. I was so moved. I felt like I needed to get her story out to the world, and that this was the way I could contribute. Since the premiere of the documentary in 2010, Coexist has been for an Africa Movie Academy Award and used as a teaching tool by about 3,000 educators, Mazo said. As part of a Boston-based eduCoexist comes with a free, fourlesson teachers guide, which Mazo said helps students and adults think about issues of reconciliation and solutions to stopping those kinds of behaviors. Our mission became more deto create opportunity for public conversations about each persons role violence that is embedded in our culture. Suzanne Tzuanos, a third-year UF law student and producer of Coexist, said it is impossible to see it afterward. Its more than a documentary, she said. Bringing mindfulness and awareness to children is so impor tant; this gives them the tools they need to think about the future before they act. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org.UF grad creates anti-bullying campaignMazo THE MOVE DEADLINE IS IN DECEMBER. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Contributing WriterThe Alachua County Super visor of Elections will handle all its election operations under one roof if it moves to a new ofthree locations throughout Gainesville, will consolidate into one space, said Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter. The deadline for the move is Dec. 1, just in time for the 2014 city elections, Carpenter said. So far, six proposals have been submitted. The 5440 Group LLC submitted a suggestion for a building on Northwest 13th Street. Saul Silber Properties LLC recommended moving into the old Sticks N Stuff building at the corner of Northwest 13th Street and Northwest 23rd Avenue. The new location would provide extra space for new voting equipment required by Florida law for the 2016 election. Residents will vote on touch-screen machines that will print out paper ballots, Carpenter said. Alachua County Purchasing Manager Larry Sapp said the county is looking for a building that is at least 40,000 square feet, close to bus routes and has enough parking space. The new location could also offer additional space for other county departments.Supervisor of Elections

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 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/dry er 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 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted.LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1,2 & 3BR floorplans starting at $735. Free Hi-Speed internet, washer/dryer, fitness center, computer lab, swimming pool etc. M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-5 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 www.lakewoodvillas.com 4-24-13-72-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 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 laun dry 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 2-6-13-20-2Great 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 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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ALLIGATOR 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 Your roommate hasnt done the dishes in How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the 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 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 4-24-13-72-11SCOOTER 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

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12, ALLIGATOR This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-24-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. 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. 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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG alligatorSports PodcastRivals writer Bryan Holt and The Miami Heralds Matt Watts join columnist Greg Luca to break down Florida footballs offseason news. Download on iTunes or listen online at alligatorSports.org. LANDON WATNICKAlligator WriterWhen Casey Prather suffered a high left ankle sprain late in the Floridas depth on the wing took a blow. But in the junior forwards absence, freshman shooting guard Michael Frazier II picked up the slack. In a season-high 31 minutes, Frazier scored only 5 points on 1-of-5 shooting but tallied career bests with seven rebounds and three assists in the No. 10 Gators 74-52 victory against the Tigers. The older guys tell [the freshmen] all the time (that) we just have to be ready to step in, Frazier said. The coaches told us before the season that somebody might go down. Fraziers effort on the glass 34 tied for UFs second-largest rebounding margin this season. The Tampa native entered the game with 14:40 remaining in the three short breaks. He started the second half in Prathers spot and the contest. With Prather likely sidelined for 10 to 14 days, Frazier should see a bigger role in the rotation. Frazier has usually been one of bench. He averages 17.6 minutes per game seventh best on the team and highest among freshmen. My role is going to improve now because Casey got hurt, Frazier said. Thats why I work so hard in practice, so Ill be ready for opportunities like this. Frazier, who averages 5.7 points per contest, has so far pieced tosively. The freshman spot-up shooter is making 42.9 percent of his shots from three-point range second best on the team behind senior for ward Erik Murphys 43.6-percent clip. Frazier has also made 14 of 15 free throws. He has an offensive rating of 125, which is 70th in the nation, according to KenPom.com. The 6-foot-4 Fraziers ability to rebound at multiple positions has also been a bonus for the Gators. He averages 3.3 rebounds per game and his 19.2 defensive rebounding percentage is second best on the team behind junior for ward Will Yeguetes 21.4 percent. When weve gone with more of a conventional lineup, Michael Frazier proved to be a better rebounder than maybe anybody anticipated, coach Billy Donovan said. Frazier has proven, when he goes to the small forward spot, hes a good rebounder. Thats been something that has helped us. Despite showing prowess on the boards and behind the arc, Frazier still has to improve his decision-making. Donovan pointed out a mental er ror the freshman made against the Tigers. Were up by [22 points], and its one pass up the sideline and he takes a challenged three, Donovan said. It leads to a run-out layup. sessions, we turn the ball over. Florida will need Frazier to grab rebounds and knock down shots night and against No. 17 Missouri on Saturday afternoon. Were going to need him to come provide energy, defense, good decisions, just be able to run our offense the same, junior center Patric Young said. (Were) not telling him to be as athletic and do the things Casey does, but just to go out there and play within himself. Junior Mackenzie Caquatto and the UF gymnastics team are working on correcting mistakes after Fridays loss to LSU. See story, page 15. Springing upThe Seattle Mariners made former UF catcher Mike Zunino one of 18 non-roster invitees to spring training. He was the No. 3 overall pick in Junes MLB draft.Ryan Jones / Alligator Guard Michael Frazier II (20) drives toward the hoop during Floridas 77-44 win against Georgia on Jan. 9 in the OConnell Center. Frazier leads UF freshman in minutes played this season. Freshman guard taking advantage of increased playing time PHILLIP HEILMAN Alligator Staff Writer The lasting image from Floridas near upset of No. 9 Tennessee was the anguished look on the face of freshman Christin Mercer. Mercer, who played 21 minutes in place of an injured Jennifer George during Sundays 78-75 overtime loss to the Volunteers, had the opportunity to give the Gators the lead with nine seconds remaining in overtime. Following coach Amanda Butlers decision to foul Tennessees Kamiko Williams the previous possession Williams made 1 of 2 free throws to give the Volunteers a 76-75 lead with 24 seconds left Mercer worked herself into position near the rim and was fouled by Jasmine Jones while attempting a shot. But Mercer missed both attempts from the foul line, and Floridas upset bid was spoiled. Two days later, the frustration of failure in the games waning moments against the Volunteers was still written across Mercers face. ing that there was a lesson to be learned Honestly, still now, the free throws kind of hurt, Mercer said. But I did take a step forward. I played well, especially with Jennifer out. As a team, we all progressed. By myself, I took a couple of steps forward. tempts and shot just 1 of 4 from the freethrow line. But the freshman showed toughness and a willingness to battle inside against Tennessees Bashaara Graves. Toughness in the paint is something Mercer lacked early in the season, but she is beginning to relish the responsibility. er, Mercer said. [George] just helped me out by showing me what I can do and how great I can be. Florida needs Mercer to continue her rapid development. George suffered a second dislocation of her right shoulder with 3:56 remaining in With no remaining eligibility after this season, George is forced to play through the pain or simply sit out and rest the injury. Either way, George will be playing at less than 100 percent for the remainder of the season. Having Jennifer down is unfortunate that we are hanging our heads about and thinking our season is done, redshirt Forward looking to overcome late struggles in loss to TennesseeSEE MERCER, P A GE 14 When weve gone with more of a conventional lineup, Michael Frazier proved to be a better rebounder than maybe anybody anticipated. Frazier has proven, when he goes to the small forward spot, hes a good rebounder. Thats been something that has helped us.Billy DonovanUF coachMercer

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sophomore Kayla Lewis said. Mercer is averaging 5.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game this season but will be asked to do more to help offset the loss of George. She is a key piece on Floridas productive bench. In four conference games, the Gators reserves are aver aging 24.5 points per game. Opponents have averaged just 6.25 points off the bench dur ing that time. UF outscored UT 33-3 in bench points on Sunday. We dont bring subs in off the bench; we bring in a new wave of attack, Butler said. Thats the way we look at it, and thats one of the reasons we dont put a lot of emphasis on who starts. Butler and her coaching staff believe Mercer can use the down performance against Tennessee to further her development. Christin even though she missed a lot of shots she wishes she had back I think she woke up this morning knowing she took a step in the right direction, Butler said on Monday. (We have) a lot more conbe in certain game situations. Going forward, I hope that we will see that more consistently. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@alligator.org. ROBERT JUDINAlligator WriterWith shoulder pads strapped, life jackets snapped Cameron Martin and his older brother, Adam, prepared for battle in the backyard. As one brother grasped the football, the other would gear up to make the tackle. Thats how it was growing up with Adam. ence, Cameron said. Childhood memories were he and bute a lot of my competitiveness to our relationship. Adam went to UCF to play soccer. Two years later, Cameron went to UF thanks to a different talent. Now a four-time AllAmerican and a senior at Florida, Martin is trying not to think about graduation in May. Instead, his focus is on high note. Perspective for me changed about, What does it mean to go hard? What does it mean to go fast? Martin said about his transition to swimming at Florida. Every time we go to the blocks, were expected to be good. Martin said that it was a Gator because he was heavily considering attending Har vard. Floridas prestige under coach Gregg Troy made Mar tins decision easier. Martin also praised UFs academic reputation for helping him suit up in orange and blue. Looking back now, I appreciate the fact that I can go to school, I can get educated, that I made, in my opinion, the right choice. As a freshman, he struggled to balance swimming with his schoolwork, a hurdle he wasnt used to at Clearwater Central Catholic High. Martin said he remembers work, knowing he had to wake up early for practice. When he isnt swimming, he likes to try new things. Martin said he loves arts and crafts and even learned to sew. He fashioned his own sports jacket because he wanted to save money. Mar tins days as a Gators swimmer are dwindling, but he has a loose outline for what hell do post-graduation. He said he hopes to get an internship with Nike Inc. or work for IDEO, a design and Martin will cherish his time as a Gators swimmer. I loved every minute of it, Martin said The mens swimming and diving team will head to Dallas on Friday for the SMU Classic. The women host FAU on Saturday. 14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 Kristi Camara / Alligator Freshman forward Christin Mercer attempts a shot during Floridas 78-75 overtime loss to Tennessee on Sunday in the OConnell Center. SWIMMING AND DIVINGMercer playing more in Georges absence MERCER, from page 13Senior keeping busyMartin

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffMackenzie Caquatto performs on the beam during UFs 196.575190.55 win against Ball State on Jan.4 in the OConnell Center. GYMNAS TICS CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator WriterInside Floridas newly renovated $4.3 million practice facility, the gymnasts mean business. Losing by a margin of 0.3 points to LSU on Friday teams mouth, but the loss has pushed UF to perform more aggressively. In practice weve been focusing on going big on everything and not holding anything back, Ashanee Dickerson said. You cant hold back on your skills. Some people will go small just to stay on the beam, and sometimes thats where youll make mistakes. During Fridays meet, uncharacteristic misses by freshman Bridget Sloan and All-American Marissa King forced the Gators to count a fall towards their beam totime at the college level. since Feb. 3, 2012, against Alabama. Its better to have it over and done with right now because now we know that we can only go up from here, Dickerson said. Gators returned to Gainesville. Weve really had some great practices, Faehn said. Sunday was very motivational and we studied our their performances in total. Theyve really trained aggressively, and yesterday was another positive training practice. Kytra Hunter, a quiet leader, has been more vocal this week. stuck landings or straight legs and pointed toes, Hunter said. Hunter also applauded the efforts of junior Mackenbeam title. After the meet, Rhonda was saying that mistakes to be the best, Hunter said. Faehn noted that the lack of stuck landings and handstand misses on bars contributed to Floridas loss. The addition of HD video recorders and monitors at each work station will provide instant feedback. With a new features will be useful. Its amazing because our athletes are able to visualize and actually see what they did wrong, and it helps reinforce corrections, Faehn said. UF aggressively correcting mistakes after suffering close defeat to LSU In practice weve been focusing on going big on everything and not holding anything back. You cant hold back on your skills. Some people will go small just to stay on the beam and sometimes thats where youll make mistakes.Ashanee DickersonUF gymnast

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16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013 THE RALLY Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca Adam Pincustwitter: @AdamDPincus Greg: With fans and scouts ogling Floridas early entrants to the NFL Draft, few have noticed the players UF loses to graduation. While mostly unspectacular, the class of 2012 was solid, and the Gators will miss many of its key players. Although Josh Evans led the team in tackles and Mike Gillislee carried the offense, place. At 6 feet and 313 pounds, Hunter anchored the nations No. 4 rush defense. Although he made only 40 tackles and four tackles for loss, his ability to start every game and eat space on the line made life easier for the rest of the defense. And he did it while bearing a strikure in the animated childrens show Dinosaurs. You dont just replace that. Adam: Hunter did have a hell of a year. He became a father late in the season and is perhaps the nicest player on the team. Hes no Evans, though. Leading Florida in tackles is more impressive. The safety recorded 83 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and 3 interceptions. Evans approached the coaching staff in the offseason asking for help on making defensive calls. Teamed with junior safety Matt Elam, Evans prevented plays from turning into what Muschamp calls explosives. Florida doesnt have the same depth from at safety that it has along the defensive line. Muschamp did bring in three safeties with his latest star-studded recruiting class, but there isnt the same rethe defensive line boasts. Returning players Dante Fowler Jr., Jonathan Bullard and Dominique Easley will give quarterbacks hell for another season. There is also an early enrollee freshman named Darious Bear Cummings. You try running against a bear, Luca. It just doesnt work. Greg: you better jump in and help the bear. Just because Cummings has a cool name and weighs 305 pounds doesnt mean hes ready to anchor a Southeastern Conference defense on the majority of its snaps. The same goes for 304-pound recruit Caleb Brantley. As Muschamp is fond of saying, transitioning to the strength and physicality of the SEC is a daunting task, especially for line-of-scrimmage players. Fowler, Bullard and Easley are all likely to become elite pass rushers. But not one of them plays tackle or weighs more than 280 pounds. Although theyre great defensive linemen, they simply arent anchor players. The other options are 305-pound sophomore Leon Orr, who is known more for a marijuana-related arrest than anything hes Damien Jacobs. Even if they pan out, they obviously cant play every snap. In the secondary, depth and positional versatility arent issues. The Gators have a wealth of talent on the back end. Cody Riggs and Jaylen Watkins could both shift to safety. Marcus Roberson, Loucheiz Purifoy and incomVernon Hargreaves III will form an elite cornerback trio regardless. Adam: Evans gave the Gators a physical safety that wasnt afraid to get in the arena and play. Sure, Texas A&M running back Ben Malena ran over Evans in College Station, Texas. See YouTube if you need a refresher. Evans didnt just add versatility, though. He also played more snaps than the defensive tackle. Hunter admitted earlier this season that he played much less in 2012 due to increased depth along the line. Florida didnt have that luxury in the secondary. Riggs missed the season with a fractured foot. Roberson and Watkins played cornerback, and the only true safety with any playing time coming back is DeAnte Saunders oh, wait. Brian Poole and Jabari Gorman headline a group of young players expected to earn more playing time at safety. Who says Riggs and Watkins will have an easier time at safety than Fowler and Bullard playing inside? Florida can hide the absence of a 300-pound nose tackle with blitzes and stunts. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has that on lock. You cant hide a hole at safety. Just look at the production Florida has coming back at the safety and nose tackle positions. Greg: Sure, Hunters snaps were limited in 2012. And yes, depth was key to the Gators success. But those facts arent knocks against Hunter. No 300-pound player can handle the pounding of a double team for more than 60 or 70 percent of his teams defensive snaps. When Hunter was asked to do that in 2011, the rush defense noticeably suffered, ranking 40th nationally with 132.7 yards per game allowed. In 2012, Hunter had backup, and Floridas rush defense improved by 38 yards per game and 36 spots in the rankings. Without a solid two deep in the middle, the Gators could backslide on rush defense in 2013. In a league where controlling the clock and running the ball are paramount, any weakness on the defensive line could be a critical fault. And if the Gators cant hold the point of attack, no safety play or elaborate defensive scheme will make a difference. Adam: The SEC may be a line-of-scrimmage league, but the question here is what will the Gators miss more a player at an invaluable position, that they have depth at, or a player in the secondary who they may not have a suitable replacement for? I loved covering Hunter and if I ever did have a kid (I hope not soon), he would probably be the one player Id let babysit. Greg, lets just agree to disagree. Props on the Hunter Dinosaurs comparison, I must add. Heres a better one for you, though. Have you ever seen Frankie Muniz in Malcolm in the Middle? Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org and Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org. Which departing senior will Florida football miss most next season?