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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 98 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Casey Prather and No. 7 Florida defeated No. 25 Kentucky 69-52 on Tuesday. Read the story on page 13. 79 /52 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14 UF organization to raffle off Ultra ticketsStudy shows low-calorie menus good for businessGators softball leaving the yard: Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffLight Up My HeartKelly Gaudet, 51, comforts Maplewood Elementary School second-grader Logan Scott Baird, 7, during a candlelight COLLEEN WRIGHTSix Student Government candidates will have a war of words at the UF SG Debate today. The debate, which is sponsored by the Freshman Leadership Council and cosponsored by Hispanic Students Association and Black Students Union, will be at the University Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the debate starts at 7 p.m. Alyssa Nieves, the councils vice chairwoman for public relations, said this is the eighth time that the council has sponsored the debate. In previous years, the multicultural organizations hosted their own debates. The presidential, vice presidential and treasurer candidates from the Students Party and the Swamp Party will each address predetermined questions. Students in attendance can tweet questions to the candidates before the debate begins with #UFSGDebate. Nieves, a 21-year-old public relations junior, suggested that UF journalism professor Mike Foley should be the moderator of the debate because of his personality. We dont want students to feel like the political process is boring, she said. debate. He said its important for students to know who is representing them. They ought to know what their representatives look like, sound like and think, Foley said. The councils special events director, 21-year-old UF political science and economics junior Bryce Freeman, said it was a great opportunity for the student body to learn about the candidates without bias. Who we elect next week has a real impact on the University of Florida, he said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@ alligator.org.Spring SG candidates debate todayPOLITICS CHRIS ALCANTARA and KELCEE GRIFFISPresident Barack Obama praised the United States economic progress in the last year and called for congressional action to boost job growth, strengthen the middle class during his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. Among his proposals, Obama called upon Congress to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour and change the current Higher Education Act to make college tuition more affordable for citizens. When the news hit Gainesville, responses were mixed. Rachel McGovern, a 20-yearold political science junior and UF College Democrats vice president, said she supports Obamas plan to cut the cost of tuition. I think making college more sible, she said. Higher education should not be a privilege only afforded to the rich. Katy Melchiorre, a 21-yearold UF political science and telecommunication senior and UF College Republicans chairwoman, agreed the growing costs of college is a problem but said other solutions should be pursued as well. I think rather than having so much federal involvement in education, that students and families should have a better understanding of options other than college, she said. On raising the minimum State of the Union is strong, Obama says ALEX HARRISGainesville residents may be breaking a sweat as Valentines Day approaches, iers hearts are skipping a beat in preparation for the big day. At Gainesville Floral Exchange, Tiffany Stanley barely has time to catch her breath. During the last week, she has helped the store, 635 NW 13th St., Suite C, proStanley, 26, said she expects at least 500 more today and Thursday, a 10 percent increase from last year. Mothers Day gets busy, she said, but no day brings her store more business than Valentines Day. It gets really crazy. People call all day, she said. We have lines out the Florists, chocolatiers prepare for ValentinesSEE OBAMA, PAGE 4 SEE VALENTINE, PAGE 4Foley

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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 98 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY SUNNY 58/32 PARTLY CLOUDY 68/34 PARTLY CLOUDY 71/42 CLOUDY 67/45 THUNDER STORMS 779/52WHATS HAPPENING?Black Male Development Initiative The Black Male Development Initiative presents Black Men In Society: Past to Present. Explore the contributions, achievements and social influence black men have made in America. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the Institute of Black Culture, 1510 W. University Ave. For more information, contact BMDI on Facebook at Black Male Development Initiative. Farm to Table, Bike to Breakfast The Office of Sustainability invites everyone to the Farm to Table, Bike to Breakfast event Thursday. Enjoy a locally and sustainably sourced meal at Gator Corner Dining from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., free to the first 150 hungry Gators. Participants are encouraged to commute sustainably. Bike to Breakfast will kick off the Office of Sustainabilitys spring campaign, Under one Umbrella. For more information, visit www.sustainable. ufl.edu/underoneumbrella. Acupuncture Chinese New Year The Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine will celebrate Chinese New Year with an open house Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn about Chinese medicine with demonstrations including acupuncture, tui na, cupping, auricular therapy and qigong. Tour the college and acupuncture clinic; listen to music; and meet faculty, students and alumni. For more information, call 352-371-2833 or visit 1000 NE 16th Ave., Building F. Night Across the Street at the Hipp Cinema Night Across the Street, from Chilean director Raul Ruiz will begin showing at the Hipp Cinema, 25 SE Second Place, Friday at 7 p.m. The film follows an office worker who is Council who will compete in a single-elimination volleyball tournament. On Wednesday, Bella Donnas Italian Eatery on will donate 10 percent of its proceeds to the philanthropy if customers mention Phi Kappa Tau when they order. For information, email vicepresident@ufphitau.com. Ol Barn Dance Dust off the cowgirl boots, put on a Stetson and join the Gainesville Roller Rebels Saturday at Mars Pub for The Ol Barn Dance. The event will benefit the Gainesville Roller Rebels and feature themed contests; a dance party with beats by DJ Ito; and live music from The Ones to Blame, Nook & Cranny and Crunky Tonk Nonstars. Doors open at 10 p.m. with a $5 cover charge. Visit www.bit.ly/grrbarndance for more information. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jglum@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. on the verge of retirement as he begins to relive both real and imagined memories from his life. Buy tickets at www.thehipp.org or call 352-375-HIPP. Hackathon Gainesville Hackerspace downtown will host a 24hour Hackathon at noon Saturday. The events pur pose is to put a new interface atop the site www.txttag.me and to create mobile apps for it. Programmers and graphic designers are invited. There will be three $500 cash prizes for the winning individuals or teams for creating an iOS, Android or Web interface for TXT TAG. More information and the sign-up sheet can be found at www.txttag.me/ hackathon. Run for Your Heart 5K Support heart health at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in Albert Ray Massey West Side Park. This race is in support of National Heart Awareness Month, and all proceeds benefit Operation Heart. Registration is online at www. active.com. Registration is $15 before race day and $20 on race day. Phi Kappa Tau presents Safe Sets for the Kids On Saturday, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity will put on its third annual philanthropy Safe Sets for the Kids, a volleyball tournament to benefit SeriousFun Childrens Network. The event will take place at the Florida Gym at noon. Teams will consist of members of the Panhellenic

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 CAMPUS ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterUF was on a list released by the Federal Aviation Administration of the 81 public entities that applied for a license to use drones through October 2012. Drones, which are unmanned aircrafts, are capable of highly advanced surveillance that some people consider intrusive, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. They carry surveillance equipment, video cameras, ther mal imaging, GPS tracking and cellphone eavesdropping tools. They can also be equipped with license plate cameras and facial recognition, according to the foundations website. However, UF, like other universities that have applied, use drones for research, said UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes. Franklin Percival, program leader for the Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research rization last one year, and UF Rebecca Jeschke, digital rights analyst for Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the foundation is most concerned with how law enforcement agencies will use drones, but of drone use in university research. UF uses the technology in support of ongoing aerospace, geomatics, ecological and aquatic research, according to records on the foundations website. The UF Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineerings Micro Air Vehicles Laboratory, the UF School of Forest Resources and Conser vations Geomatics Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work with the development of drones for a way to monitor natural resources in an affordable and user-friendly way, according to the UF/IFAS UAS research webpage. Unmanned aircrafts can observe remote areas that lack runways, making dangerous areas less of a threat. Percival said that, with lowlevel manned aircrafts being the leading cause of work-related mortality for wildlife biologists, unmanned aircrafts could have a positive impact on safety. We are trying to come up with tools that improve our ability to do certain things, he said. And in this case its evaluating wildlife habitats. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org.UF uses drones for research THE AUCTION WILL BE AT THE BACKYARD BAR. HANNA MARCUSAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville residents will put their wallets on the line for a chance to score a date this Valentines Day. Auction will begin at 11:30 p.m. at The Backyard Bar, 232 SE First St., between Boca Fiesta and Palomino Pool Hall. Event coordinator Stephen Tierney said that although the Facebook event pects more to attend. Those who sign up to be auctioned off will be called on stage, have a brief description about themselves read and be sold to the highest bidder. Its hilarious to see people go up on stage, Tierney said. Some are nervous, some are jumping around and some are even taking off their clothes. The entrance fee will range from $3 to $5, and bidding will start at $1. Disc jockey Cameron Burris participated as a bachelor in the past. He said the bidding prices for dates usually arent steep. sive, he said. But it has gone as high as about $140 for a bachelor. After the auction, participants will for a chance to win date nights sponsored by local restaurants. The money raised from the auction will be split between the Civic Media Center and the Lynnae Hottinger Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research. Jessie Erickson, a 22-year-old UF public relations senior, will be auctioned off at the event. She said she has high hopes for a light-hearted night full of fun. handsome man as my highest bidder, she said. Who knows, I may meet the man of my dreams.Singles to be sold tonight We are trying to come up with tools that improve our ability to do certain things.Franklin Percivalprogram leader for the Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

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door. People are always trying to Stanley said the stores bestselling products are roses. The store ordered about 5,000 roses to meet this years demands. During the season of love, Stanley said, UF students account for a large portion of the stores business. We get quite a few students people calling in and ordering over the phone. We deliver a lot to campus and the [apartment] Meanwhile downtown, Natalie Suwanprakorn is preparing chocolate treats at her one-person operation, Armadillo Chocolates. Although she works alone, Suwanprakorn, 36, had to squeeze some seasonal help into her 100-square-foot kitchen in time for Thursday. The extra hands, she said, will package and deliver. She hopes her products, a nine-piece vegan chocolate box and chocolate-dipped strawber ries, will be a hit at local stores this Thursday. Ive made a really sincere effort to make these chocolates for Valentines Day really special said. Another source for Valentines Day goodies is KB Kakes in Alachua. Erika Ashley, the general manager of KB Kakes, has worked with her mother, the owner and operator of the business, for several years. She said the demand for their best-selling product only increases near Valentines Day. Weve had the gourmet cake Wine Warehouse] for four years now, and theyre incredibly popAshley said her store doesnt put out special products near Valentines Day. But she said theyve made more of their signature cake birthday cake and strawberry cheesecake. Along with the traditional Valentines Day gift sources, a mother-daughter duo offers a local option. On the corner of Northwest Third Avenue and Northwest 13th Street stand Michelle John and her 20-year-old daughter, Sarah. John, 40, and her daughter run a roadside stand of Valentines Day-themed products from their truck. On Tuesday, bags of roses, candy, stuffed animals and candles lined the truck bed. There were two customers Tuesday, John said. at the location, and she hopes that sales will improve in the days leading up to Valentines Day. Instead of running around like a chicken with your head cut off, With the clock ticking down to Valentines Day, local store owners are bracing for the rush of lastminute orders today. Stanley said her store is going to be ready. The phones going to be ringwage, McGovern said she was make living costs more affordable for citizens. The president is committed to making sure that working families can put food on the Melchiorre, however, disapproved of Obamas proposal and said raising the minimum wage would have a negative effect on the economy, which could cause increased business costs and fewer job opportunities. This would especially be said. Michael Martinez, chairman of UFs political science department, called the presidents list of proposals ambitious. He said political pressure could have factored into the number of proposals Obama presented, which touched on subjects that ranged from tax reform to gun control. Hes got to lay out what he thinks he will get accomplished in his next term because the midterm elections will loom said. Martinez said some measures, such as raising minimum wage, catered to a Democratic Party base, but others were more feasible for bipartisan cooperation. Some of the gun control measures, such as full backhe said. With his minimum wage raise proposal, Obama said full-time workers who earn minimum wage earn about $14,500 a year. Raising it, he said, would better tie wages to the rising cost of living. This single step would raise the incomes of millions said. For businesses across the country, it would mean customers with more money in their Obama said the amendment to the the Higher Education Act would mean more access to the necessary education and training for future employment. Obama also announced what he called a college scorewill rank colleges by best value to help families make informed education. In the last year, more than 6 million new jobs were created, he said, and people are buying more American-made cars and less foreign oil. Obama also announced his plan to end the war in Afghanistan and bring home 34,000 soldiers by the end of 2014. He said domestic programs such as Medicare should not be scrapped. We cant just cut our way Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org. Contact org. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 Elise Giordano / Alligator Staff NW 13th Street, Suite C, Tuesday afternoon. UF students account for most business Va ALeENTINeE, from page 1 OBaAMaA, from page 1Scorecards would rank colleges by best value

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterStudent Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol vans are now one step closer to serving one more block. The Student Senate unanimously passed a resolution in support of Nightlife Navigators One More Block campaign initiative Tuesday night. port and the green light from UFs administration, SNAP vans will drive one block north of University Avenue from Northwest 13th Street to Northwest 20th Terrace. The area includes UF Hillel, Emer son Hall, Classroom Building 105, St. Augustine Catholic Church and three fraternity houses. Sen. Kelly Vidal, who authored the resolution, is the vice chair of outreach for Nightlife Navigators. The whole point is to increase SNAPs outreach to students, she said. Vidal said Nightlife Navigators will try to rouse student support for the initiative. She said the agency plans to collect student signatures for petitions on the Reitz Union Colonnade and Turlington Plaza. The group will also meet with other student organizations like sororities and the Cicerones for support. Vidal said she has a personal goal to have the initiative pass by the end of the semester. Liability, she said, is the administrations main concern for expanding SNAP service off campus. Nightlife Navigators chief of staff Chris Ceresa thanked the Senate for passing the resolution. We feel like a lot of students use that block at night, he said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org.Senate passes SNAP coverage resolution MARJORIE NUNEZAlligator Contributing WriterSharks have never had the best reputation. Jaws, Open Water and Shark Attack are a few of the most popularized interactions of sharks and humans. UF released Monday its International Shark Attack File annual report, which showed an increase in attacks from 2011 to 2012, with 53 attacks in the United States. About half of the attacks in the U.S. took place in Florida. George Burgess, director of the Florida program for shark research, said 26 shark attacks was a nor mal amount for Florida, but the number of attacks in the country was higher than it has been in about 10 years. He cited the numbers in the U.S. as an oddity. He attributed the Florida numbers to very active ocean involvement, especially because of tourists and an expansive coastline. If you stretched out Floridas coastline, itd reach to New England, Burgess said. The abundance of tourism in Florida means more people in the environment, he said. UF mechanical engineering senior and surfer Max Famiglietti, 22, said he will think more about sharks when hes in the water. Although hes seen sharks, hes never been too scared of them, he said.US sees increase in shark attacks RAFFLE TICKETS COST $5. ELISE RODRIGUEZAlligator Contributing WriterUF students with a taste for electronic music may be able to attend one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world in March for $5 and help a greater cause. The UF chapter of Nourish International, a studentFestival in Miami. will be announced Friday, said Katie Faughnan, head director of UFs Nourish chapter. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, students interested book page. and raised about $575, said the 19-year-old economics and political science sophomore. able development project to teach computer software to high school students in the Dominican Republic, said Amanda Arevalo, the organizations ventures director. Ultras coordinators donated the two tickets. I think the amount I paid was fair, especially if I win Benyamin, a 20-year-old UF industrial and systems engineering sophomore.STUDENT GOVERNMENTBurgess Those tickets are valued at $600.Neir Benyamin UF industrial and systems engineering sophomore

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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, FEBRUARY 13, 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 have a Valentine?56 TOTAL VOTES73% YES 27% NOTuesdays question: Do you feel overly stressed?Domestic Violence: Stop tolerating it from celebritiesWe dont want to be as angry at Rihanna as we are, but we cant help it. Like, what right do we have to pry into or care about the personal lives of celebrities? Does it affect us in any way? Does it change anything in our lives? No. We just cant help but feel weirdly disappointed about the entire situation. Ladies can do anything they want to with their lives. Absolutely. But the reconnection between Rihanna and Chris Brown is unsettling. People singers and otherwise can date whomever they like, Susan Milligan wrote in U.S. News. They can forgive, despite all evidence of an ongoing threat of violence. And if a woman indeed becomes a victim of domestic violence, it is the fault of the attacker, not the woman. I hate the idea of celebrities particularly those in the arts or sports being expected to serve as an example or role model for others, Milligan continued. And yet it makes me cringe to think of young women looking at Rihanna and Brown and deciding theres something very hip about sticking by the man who beats the hell out of you. She put it very well. People dont want to be labeled role models if they dont consider themselves to be them, but sometimes millions of people look up to you and scrutinize your every move. At that point, maybe take into consideration what sort of image youre portraying. The larger risk now is that because millions of young girls and boys love the music of Chris Brown and think Charlie Sheen is hilarious, our media is giving celebrity men a free pass to abuse women, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, CEO of MissRepresentation. org, said, according to the Washington Post. While we cant change court decisions and whether or not these women take these men back into their lives, we do have a responsibility to use our voice to counter the media narratives which say abusing women is an acceptable norm, Newsom said. So, thats what were doing now. Wed like to formally voice our concern. What we dont know is where our concern should be placed. Is it with a society that teaches young boys to grow into abusers? Is it with a Hollywood elite who is thrust into the spotlight unwillingly, and then makes poor decisions? No. It is with both of those areas. It is with the media in general for wanting to focus on the bright side of domestic abuse. The night of the Grammys, the camera zeroed in on megastar Rihanna, smiling, intertwined with and resting her head on Chris Browns shoulder, according to the Washington Post. The snuggle fest began trending on Twitter with comments about how in love and phenomenal the couple looked together. Demand that celebs play by the rules. Revoke the get out of jail free card. Dont forget, psychologist Tashion Macon wrote the ways society can better itself. If we can get this new way of thinking off the ground the idea that its not OK to humor celebrities who do bad things then, maybe the next generations wont be so confused. UFs Student Government needs an overhaul. The Swamp Party holds about three-quarters of the seats in the Student Senate, controls the executive branch, controls a multimillion-dollar budget and the funding for registered student organizations. Whose crazy idea was this? Did no one see the potential for one party to gain absolute control of SG and its resources? Did no one expect that once in power, students who belonged to this party would try to do everything possible to maintain that power? Last Spring, the Swamp then Unite Party showed its true colors. endorsement for the Students Party from head football coach Will Muschamp, the Unite Party Senate President Pro Tempore Jason Tiemeier threw away copies of the Alligator. OK, so, the Unite Party admitted that one of its members went rogue, misbehaved and should be castigated, but that he doesnt represent the other members of the party, right? Wrong. Not only did they deny Tiemeiers involvement, but candidate for Student Body President, Christina Bonarrigo, argued that the Alligator fabricated the story. To make matters worse, the Unite Party candidate for Student Body President at the time, Tj Villamil, posted a video on YouTube calling the Alligator racists and liars for reporting the incident, accusations for which hes never publicly apologized. Tiemeier eventually apologized in a letter to the Alligator with him during the incident. Waldman remained silent during the ordeal. Unite Party her to chairwoman of the allocations committee. Bonarrigo defended the appointment, arguing Waldman had no ethical obligation to come forward, even though Waldman sat on the ethics committee. During the same election, a student told the Alligator that leaders in her sorority castigated her for posting a Facebook message that endorsed the Students Party. The student also told the Alligator that her sorority kept a board used to pressure members into voting for the Unite Party. This semester, an email sent by Leah Miller asked fraternity house representatives to collect I Voted stickers from everyone in their rosters and supply the party with a $250 check, according to Alligator archives. All of this nonsense doesnt even include election code revisions SG passed during the Summer that were so vague and restrictive that the UF Supreme Court struck them down. The list of unethical practices, coercions and corruptions goes on. The Swamp Party has grown accustomed to a way of doing things and will stop at nothing to ensure it wins each election. It claims the Students Party has done nothing for the students, glossing over the fact that a minority party has little to no chance to accomplish much of anything when the party in power blocks it at every turn. If youve ever felt like it was time for change, nows your chance to make it happen. If youve ever felt that one group of students has too much power at UF, nows your chance to change it. If you are a member of the Greek community and feel pressured to vote or support candidates with whom you disagree, nows your chance to change it. Most important, dont feel pressured to vote against your conscience because no one, not even SG leaders, will know how you voted. Its all anonymous. Go ahead, bring back a sticker to put on a board just dont tell them you voted for the Students Party. Justin Hayes is pursuing a masters degree in political communication. His column appears on Wednesdays.Student Government: Its time for change Justin Hayesopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 In a guest column in Tuesdays Alligator, Santa Fe College student Thomas Ryan argued that more women should be pro-guns. Based on his logic, because one out of every six American women is a victim of rape (attempted or otherwise), more women should buy guns to protect themselves. I cant understand how he arrived at this conclusion. I guess its easier to pressure women into arming themselves than it is to teach men to recognize consent and not, you know, rape people? Obviously, his argument is hopelessly illogical. But, out of curiosity, I did some research and looked into the steps and costs for young women to obtain handguns. Luckily, gun laws in the Gunshine State are notoriously lenient. According to the civil liberties section of www.About.com, Florida, unlike other states, does not require people who apply for a concealed-carry license Applicants may take courses from private instrucHowever, Id rather be on the safe side. $65. But wait. Im a beginner who has never shot anything other than a paintball gun. According to the Florida Firearms Training website, I should take a $150 prerequisite course. After that, Id take the $200 Ladies Only Advanced Concealed Carry course, because Id prefer to have the best possible understanding of the deadly weapon Im planning to carry. Now that I have all of my prerequisites out of the way, I can apply for a license. Florida gun laws require applicants to be at least 21 years old and pay a $300 application fee. After my application is cleared, Im free to buy my handgun and accessories. According to www.besthandgunsforwomen. com, a prime handgun choice for women is the lightweight, compact Glock 19. Id probably go to my hometowns Gander Mountain sporting goods store to purchase mine. Luckily, according to its website, theres a sale on Glock 19s: For a cool $500, I could buy my Glock. Id also need something to carry my gun in. On www.Amazon.com, I found the most adorable brown leather concealed-carry purse with a locking CCW gun compartment only $90 and almost as good as Gucci. So my total, including courses, registration and my weapons purchase, comes to $1,305, or half the cost of tuition for a Summer A/B semester at UF. However, Im only 20, so I cant do any of this. This is unfortunate, considering the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) states that 44 percent of victims are younger than 18. So, about half the women raped annually couldnt carry guns anyway. Besides, even if I did pay all that money to ensure Id never fear a stranger in a dark parking lot, the chances of being assaulted or raped by someone I know are much, much higher. According to RAINN, 73 percent of rapes are committed by someone the victim knows. Of that, 38 percent of rapists were a friend or acquaintance, and 28 percent were an intimate acquaintance. The predominant cultural belief that most rapists are masked strangers is a myth. Furthermore, a gun will not protect you if you are intoxicated or have been drugged. The situation in which a gun would be useful in defending against assault or rape is, unfortunately, rare. Do you really think you could shoot someone you know a guy a friend set you up with on a date, or a man who lives in your residence hall or apartment complex if he tried to rape you? Besides that, rapists are impossibly hard to prosecute. According to RAINN, out of every 100 rape cases, only three of the men accused will spend a single day in prison. Ryans arguments, and others like his, are old and exhausting. Why should women be held responsible for not being raped? The pattern of victim-blaming associated with rape is unbelievable, and now a sensitive issue is being manipulated and politicized by pro-gun lunatics. Handguns, lipstick knives, cat-shaped brass knuckles and pink cans of mace wont protect women against rape in the long run. Of course, we can speculate endlessly on how to reduce rape, but theres no cut-and-dry solution. We can talk about educating men on consent and generally being decent human beings, but one thing is certain: Adding guns to the equation will accomplish nothing. Chloe Finch is a journalism junior at UF. Her column usually runs on Thursdays.Pro-gun people: guns will not prevent rapeColumn Chloe Finchopinions@alligator.org I watched the Grammys Sunday not that anyone cares. But if you ask me, it was gauche. LL Cool J reminded us why he should stick to bodybuilding, or whatever makes him so muscular. Taylor Swift reminded us why her exes probably would never ever want to get back together with her, either. Chris Brown reminded us that you can beat the hell out of a woman and still get nominated for a Grammy four years later. I dont understand our cultures morbid obsession with awful music. I dont understand why we worship these stodgy, talentless clowns. I dont understand how we listen to their disgusting lyrics and then rationally admire them, whether its by following them on Twitter or purchasing their songs on iTunes (or converting them from YouTube). Sure, it isnt all of them, but its most of them. Music is something that is subjective, and I understand that. In terms of taste, it differs from generation to generation, from society to society and even from race to race. Like Obamas view on gay marriage, its constantly evolving which we can all be thankful for. Soon, Fun. will disappear like the Jonas Brothers, Rihanna will be the next Whitney Houston and Drake will Without war, anti-war activists would have absolutely nothing to whine about, and I feel the same way about music: Without it, I would have nothing or nobody to make fun of. Like I said earlier, music is relative, and therefore its For example, I could argue that Jimmy Page played the best guitar solo of all time in Stairway to Heaven, but somebody else may say that it was Jimi Hendrixs solo in All Along the Watchtower, Eddie Van Halens in Eruption or neither of the three. But if there is something that we can all agree is the best, its this: the content of the lyrics. No one can deny that Bob Dylan, according to Rolling Stone readers, was the best songwriters of all time. Meanwhile, everyone can admit that the rap industry is characterized by some of the most inarticulate and unintelligible lyricists who confuse clever wordplay and humorous puns for childish metaphors and lay-z innuendos. Ill be honest with you. I cant stand rap. I believe that violence and promote drug use. Paradoxically, they are the most outspoken about the War in Iraq and womens rights and so are their listeners. Theres nothing that I enjoy more than the feminist who bops her head to sexist lyrics or the lefty who listens criticized Todd Akin because he said legitimate rape and chided Mitt Romney because he mentioned binders full of women. If only Romney had sang it, featuring rapper Akin, then he would have been a potential nominee Sunday night at the Grammys. And maybe he would be our president. Their freedom to express themselves trumps the negalege-aged. If we have the power to tax carbon monoxide emissions or to socialize health care, then wouldnt it make sense to regulate their morally repugnant verbiage by tacking on a surcharge every time they sing something obscene, or make some idiotic reference to the Illuminati whatever that is. Im certainly joking, but imagine how many Planned Parenthood clinics would lose business if teenagers werent manipulated by disparaging, undereducated pigs who encouraged fans to sleep around, mistreat women and, uh, vote for the current president. Does that make me out of touch? Erik Skipper is an economics sophomore at UF. His column runs Wednesdays.Rap just sucks, plain and simpleGuest column Erik Skipperopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 LIFESTYLE MEGHAN PRYCEAlligator Contributing WriterA new study released this month showed that serving lower-calorie options is not only good for customers health, but its also good for business. With calorie counts now appearing in more restaurants, some Gainesville residents have noticed chains offering healthier options. Electra Posada, 45, left a local Cracker Barrel Tuesday afternoon with a grilled chicken sandwich for her son. For Posada, restaurants with healthier options help her and other families make sure they can watch what they eat. I think its great that they have a low-cal menu, she said. Fast-food and sit-down restaurant chains that serve more low-calorie foods had sales growth, increasoverall restaurant servings, according to the study, which was released by the Hudson Institute. The study analyzed 21 restaurant chains, including McDonalds, Applebees, Cracker Barrel and Taco Bell. Restaurants that increased lower-calorie servings showed a 10 percent increase in total sales and a 10.9 percent increase in Richard J. Lutz, J.C. Penney mar keting professor at UF, said hes not surprised at the popularity of healthier options at restaurants. People are generally more aware that calories make a differ ence, he said. Lutz said companies that put calorie information on their menus are pioneering a trend, will soon required by all restaurants because of the Affordable Care Act. This puts the information in front of the consumer that they wouldnt know off the top of their head, he said. Jeanne Ludington, corporate communications manager for Cracker Barrel, said the restaurant wanted to make more healthy meals available to customers. chicken dumplings and biscuits, Ludington said, the restaurant has more fresh fruit and vegetable selections such as fresh lettuce and baby greens. Cracker Barrel refreshed its salad selections during the summer because customers generally eat lighter and healthier during the summer time, Ludington said. We have a great interest in serving better-for-you offerings, she said.Study shows low-calorie menus good for businessLutz

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 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 4-24-72-1 PLAY THERE...LIVE HERETHE POLOSNOW offering ROOMMATE MATCHING on 3/3s$464/personCall Today! 352-335-7656 4-24-72-1 $450/mo incl utils, WiFi, furnished master suite in home near UF/Mid-Downtwn w/ 3 other quiet adults, 2 cats (dog OK). Free parking, easy bike/bus. No couples. E: ROOM@COX.NET or Ph.352-338-1113. 2-15-13-7-1 Reduced Price|Summer Sublease: $495/ month utilities included. Fully Furnished, Walk-in closet, Private Bathroom, Pool, Gym, Clubhouse,& TVs w/ 2 female student roommates. E: szt8919@gmail.com, P: 321394-5965. 2-19-13-5-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $375. 2br $425 372-1201, 213-3901 4-24-13-72-2 Deluxe, Large 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/ house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-2413-72-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-11-13-167-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Double your pleasure in our spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath apartments. Individual leasing available! Mention this ad for $0 move in fees!! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 4-24-72-2 Now leasing 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th Street. $425 to $545. Call 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at madisonon20th.com. 4-2413-72-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some w/ enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, BRs carpeted. DW, W/D hk-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus rte, some walk to UF. Sec 8 accepted 352-332-7700 4-24-13-72-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA 530 SQ.FT. Bike to UF through-tree lined streets or ride the bus located one block away! A true 1/1 close but far enough away from the ruckus of the student ghetto. No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 4-24-13-72-2 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 $665. Free Hi-Speed internet, washer/dryer, fitness center, computer lab, swimming pool etc. M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-3 700 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 2-28-13-38-2 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 $500 Walk 1 block to Shands, vet sch, campus. $50 of utils paid, 1 BR apt. Carpeted, tiled, spotless, pool, parking, quiet, prefer mature quiet tenants, cats allowed, 352 284 3873 or postj@bellsouth.net. Available. 2-22-13-35-2 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable rates. 239-300-1294 2-28-13-30-2 QUIET AFFORDABLE LIVING Immediate 1/1, 2/1s Call for Newly Reduced Rates! 1/2 mi to UF, 3 bus routes Midtown parking, bike trail to UF www.FrederickGardens.com 4-24-13-61-2 One Bedrooms from $350, Two bedrooms from $450, close Sante Fe, I75, Oaks Mall, RTS 75 Call Today 352-332-5070 3-11-13-30-2 2,3,4 & 5BR HOUSES, BLOCKS TO UF. Rent directly from owner, no intermediary. Pets OK, dalyproperties.com or 352359-3341/359-5584 2-28-11-27-2 UPPER WESTSIDESpacious 1 & 2 bdrm luxury apts. Walking distance to UF & stadium. Now leasing for fall 2013. Free Hi-Speed internet. Parking avail. 328 NW 14th Street 352-872-4644 www.upperwestsideuf.com 4-24-13-55-2 SPYGLASSIndividual Leases. Furniture pkgs. incl Washer/Dryer & FREE Hi-Speed internet. Rates start at $399. Every unit an end unit. Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat. 10-5 701 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-373-6330 www.spyglassapts.com 4-24-13-55-2 $450 clean, quiet, spacious 1 br apt w/private patio, green space, trees, busline or bike to campus or downtown. No noise, see to appreciate.Available. Cats allowed. 1825 NW 10th St. 352 284 3873 2-22-13-21-2 HOUSE FOR RENT 3242 NW 11th St. 2BR/1BA, W/D, Large separate garage & fenced backyard. Avail April 1st. $775/ mo, $975 sec dep. Pets ok (w/ add'l fee). Call 352-371-3473. please leave message. 2-22-13-20-2 One block to UF! 2bed/2.5 bath townhouse. Washer/Dryer/DW/woodfloors, large kitchen, guaranteed parking included. Call Todd at 352-514-4915 www.forrentgainesville.com 3-12-13-20-2 LARGE 2BR/2BA HOUSEw/ WD hook-up. Close to UF. 1103 NW 4th St. $775/mo + $300 sec. Pets ok. Call 352332-8481 or 352-359-1644 3-12-13-20-2 1/1's w/ ROOM TO BREATH. Clean & quiet near UF. Centrally located. Call 352372-5400 for more into. 2/1 BIG FRONT YARD. $40 moves you in. Available now. Call 352-275-4889 3-13-1320-2 3BR/3BA newer house with Garage, fenced yard. Close to UF/Shands, shopping, bus route. Open floor plan/cathedral ceilings, W/D, lawn maintenace, pest control, quiet neighborhood. Avail April, $1575/month. Contact 352-246-5958, tonyc@kinetixpt.com 2-28-13-15-2 6 Bed 3.5 bath compound near UF & grocery. 4,200 SF. Huge lot and fenced yard. Laundry, new paint, updates, greenhouse. Pets ok. Large garage with loft. $3,500 Call 352 514 2039 2-26-13-10-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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 2-28-13-43-4 $329/month, unfurnished 1BR in a 2BR/1.5 bath student apartment, near SW 13th/ Archer Road, includes internet, utilities, no pets/smoking, call or text 443-939-6198 2-15-3-4 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. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be given after placing the ad. Corrections called in Customer error or changes: Online:

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ALLIGATOR Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-24-72-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-24-13-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-24-13-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-24-13-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-24-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-24-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-24-13-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds UF Surplus Equipment Auctionsare underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-24-13-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 4-24-72-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-24-13-72-10 BOOKS: Clumsy Hearts, a slightly misguided romance, will elevate author Hysteria Molt to the ranks of Keats, Hemingway, and Poe. They will not appreciate the company. Available via Amazon.com. 2-22-13-10-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. MOTORCYCLE TIRE SALE SPORT, STREET, CRUISER, OFF-ROAD. OVER 400 TIRES IN STOCK. MENTION THIS AD FOR $10.OO OFF. RPM MOTORCYCLES 352-377-697 4-2472-11 4-24-13-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors 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 SWAMP CYCLES Closest to campus. MMI Certified Mechanics for Motorcycles and experienced scooter mechanics. Lowest prices. Friendly service. 633 NW 13th Street, 373-8823, www.swampcycles.com 4-2458-11 New 2009 UM 250 motorcycle, never ridden or filled. 80 mpg. Hurry only 2 left. $2999. 2006 Vulcan vn750. Only 12,218 miles. $3999. Call Steve 352-328-7236 or David 352-414-6337 2-22-13-10-11 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 BRING YOUR W2 AND DRIVE TODAY!!!! NO MONEY DOWN!!!! VEHICLES $1000 & UP!! 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 94 Ford Ex;lorer $1000 94 Mazda Protege $1500 96 Cadillac Deville $1500 98 Cadillac Catera $1999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 95Honda Civic $3999 96 Honda Accord $3999 00 Hyundai Elantra $4999 95 Lexus GS300 $4999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 03 Chevy Impala $5999 99 Honda Accord $4999 04 Saturn Ion $6999 02 Buick Lesabre $6999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECKS!!! CARS, TRUCKS, SUV'S & VANS! 30 DAY WARRANTY!!! 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 BRING YOUR W2 AND DRIVE TODAY!!!! NO MONEY DOWN!!!! WILL FINANCE ANYONE!! 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 04 Nissan Sentra $6999 02 Toyota Corolla $6999 06 Mits Galant $7999 04 Toyota Corolla $8999 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 04 Volvo S40 $8999 04 Ford F150 $8999 03 Nissan Frontier $9999 06 Chevy Silverado $9999 352-375-9090 4-24-54-12CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Brandy 352-771-6191 4-24-13-72-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-24-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-24-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville, FL 32604 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 2-28-13-72-13 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

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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. BOOKKEEPER FULL TIME POSITIONThe Independent Florida Alligator is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to training students in their majors and providing UF and the Gainesville community with an unbiased, informative newspaper. We are currently looking for a detailed, organized and motivated person as a Fulltime Bookkeeper. Associates degree in a business/accounting related field required. Experience preferred. Must be experienced with QB or another accounting software program. Microsoft Office is necessary. Duties include: A/R; A/P; entering / recording deposits; ordering / maintaining supplies for all depts.; updating / creating reports in Excel; some use of Access database; interviewing, hiring and training students as clerks; collections; processing credit applications; answering phones; paper accuracy; customer service; other assignments as necessary. Benefits include paid holidays, excellent working environment, and health/dental insurance is available. Must work within and meet daily deadlines. Modest salary, no weekends, day shift. With resume, send cover letter which must include salary history and requirements to be considered. Send to: General Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator, PO Box #14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 or email to: tcarey@alligator.org. No phone calls please. EOE 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 Summer Jobs $2400 Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 10 August 3. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 www.feyc.org 4-24-13-70-14 Camp Mataponi, a children's summer camp in Maine, has positions available in Land Sports, Waterfront (sailing, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing) Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater, Dance, Gymnastics, Video, Photography, Nurses, Maintenance, Cooking and more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel provided. Call us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at www.campmataponi.com. 2-15-13-24-14 DOMINOS HIRINGdelivery drivers & assistant managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com 3-29-13-49-14 Web Developer (P/T) Develop websites using HTML, CSS, and basic image manipulation. Small company in Gville, great work environment. About 20 hrs/wk. www.oandp.com/careers 2-14-1320-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS! Smokers are needed to participate in a brief research study. Participants will be asked to meet with researchers on the University of Florida campus for about 30 minutes. You may be compensated for your participation. If interested, call the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or email us at ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 2-28-20-14 STUDY and EARN EXTRA CASH!Looking for undergrads to promote a new academic networking website. For details contact: lucas@wikigrads.com 2-15-13-10-14 We are currently hiring for a part time lot attendant, approx. 30 hours. Must have valid Driver's License and own transportation. No phone calls, apply in person only at Southeast Car Agency 310 NE 39th Ave Gainesville 2-15-13-10-14 ACCOUNTING RESEARCH PROOFREADER CONSTRUCTION ASST SOFTWARE DEVELOPER LINUX ADMINISTRATOR SALES REPRESENTATIVE PERSONAL COUNSELOR Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment. 2-18-13-1014 Parents of 2-year old boy looking for a sitter for the hours of 10-5, M-F. Position begins immediately and lasts until Aug. Payment is $800/month. Please call Kristy: 904-5630691, or email at greenel@ufl.edu. 2-1313-5-14 CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANT Full or part time. AutoCad experience required. Please apply at http://www.gleim.com/employment. 2-1413-5-14 BUSINESS MANAGER 35 year old publishing company in Gainesville, Florida is looking for a professional Business Manager. CPA required. Accounting background required. Marketing and/or computer knowledge desireable. Detail oriented. Ability to work well with others. Excellent company benefits include profit sharing, medical reimbursement, holiday and PTO, tuition reimbursement and more. Flexible schedules. Casual dress. Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment. 2-21-13-1014 Sun Country Sports is hiring! Swim Coaches, Boys & Girls Gymnastics, Cleaning/Maint. Accepting early summer camp apps. Sun Country application required: www.suncountrysports.com/jobs.html. 2-15-13-6-14 PT office person wanted for multiple tasks including billing and inventory. Multitasking is a MUST! Minimum typing speed 55 cwpm. Email resume to trc0102@yahoo.com 2-25-13-10-14 Administrative Asst. 10-15 hours a week. Flexible schedule, great for UF student. Must have reliable transportation, be honest, organized, computer savvy, & professional. Office experience a plus. $7.67/hr Send resume to info@fratmgmt.com 3-1-13-14-14 Bookkeeper/Office Mgr/Receptionist wanted for law firm. 28 35 hrs/wk. Must be exp in Quickbooks Pro and make 1 yr commitment. Spanish a plus. Resumes to: robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 2-19-135-14 BIG LOU'S PIZZERIANow hiring experienced pizza makers, cooks, & delivery drivers. Top pay. Full time or part time. Apply in person. 5 SE 2nd Ave. 2-26-10-14GUMBY'S PIZZANow Hiring Front Counter Position. Apply everyday 3pm-8pm. 2028 SW 34th Street. 2-26-13-10-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $2.50 per day. Call us at 373-FIND. IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-24-72-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. 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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Lacrosse players earn honorsThe American Lacrosse Conference named UF goalie Sydney DuPre was named Rookie of the Week.Poll QuestionWas Tuesdays win against Kentucky Floridas most important victory this season? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. The Florida lacrosse team will face former teammate Taylor McCord in tonights game against Jacksonville. See story, page 15. David Carr / Alligator StaffUF center Patric Young attempts a layup against UK center Nerlens Noel during the Gators 69-52 win against the Wildcats on Tuesday in the OConnell Center. KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Staff WriterDuring the past four years, Florida was 1-7 against Kentucky. But Tuesday night in the OConnell Center was a different story for the Gators. No. 7 Florida (20-3, 10-1 Southeastern Conference) defeated No. 25 Kentucky (17-7, 8-3 SEC) in a 69-52 blowout. It feels good to get a win against Kentucky because my whole experience playing against them I got a losing record, center Patric Young said. Its nice to put a notch in the win column against them. Guard Mike Rosario got things started for Florida offensively. The redshirt senior made a layup to give the Gators a 5-4 lead with 15:40 left in the later, Rosario added a threepointer after a steal by senior guard Kenny Boynton. Florida opened up the peAfter Nerlens Noel was subbed out following his second foul with 6:26 reFlorida made three straight from behind the arc. With the Wildcats leading shotblocker benched, the Gators three-point percentage and a 38-25 lead. We just did a great job of moving the ball, forward Casey Prather said. We were just trying to make our teammates better, and the guys that were open knocked down their shots. Youngs performance was the most impressive of the night. With forward Will Yeguete, Floridas leading rebounder, recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, Young came up big for the Gators. bounds and three blocks in offensively in the second half after a slow start. Young recorded 12 points, 11 boards, four blocks and a steal to earn his sixth doubledouble of the season and the 10th of his career. We couldnt get near the basket on Young, Kentucky coach John Calipari said. He just physically took away the rim. Kentucky also had to play much of the second half without Noel. However, his absence resulted from something more serious than foul trouble. With 8:03 remaining in the game, Noel fell awkwardly after blocking Rosario on a fast break. Noel was carried off the court by his teammates after suffering a left knee injury. He was taken to the hospital for further testing. It would hurt for those guys to lose a player like that because he takes up so much room in the paint, Rosario said. He switches teams philosophy of how theyre going to attack their defense. I just hope hes all right. While Floridas 17-point win against Kentucky is the largest any team has posted against UK this season, Donovan said UF needs to maintain its focus in the midst of a long conference schedule. If you dont come out and play well, theres a good chance that youre going to get beat, Donovan said. To stay at that mental and emotional high game in and cult. We need to do that to become a good team. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org.No. 7 Florida defeats No. 25 Kentucky in blowout victoryMENsS BasASKETBaALL LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer ward Casey Prather rose above the rest. Prather drove to the right lane and dunked over UK 7-footer Willie Cauley-Stein, capping a 16-4 run that put the Gators ahead by 15. The one-handed slam was the highlight of Prathers night a 12-point performance that helped No. 7 Florida (19-3, 9-1 Southeastern Conference) cruise by No. 25 Kentucky (17-7, 8-3 SEC) in a 69-52 victory Tuesday night in the OConnell Center. I was just trying to give the team a big energy boost, Prather said. I just like to help out the team any way I could. Said center Patric Young: Theres just a lot that day in and day out. Hes just really athletic and has great, active hands. Missing junior Will Yeguete for the second straight game after he underwent surgery Friday to remove bone chips in his right knee, the Gators needed all the help they could get in the frontcourt against the Wildcats lanky big men. In 23 minutes, Prather went 6 of 8 from the bounds, two blocks and two assists, playing on the low block for much of the night with forward Erik Murphy battling foul trouble. I kind of like the challenge, because Im not as strong as [Kentuckys big men], tall as them, Prather said. I just took the challenge and tried to use my quickness. Prather checked into the contest with 17:19 mediately. He drew two charges against guard Archie Goodwin and center Nerlens Noel. They were momentum-swinging charges, guard Scottie Wilbekin said. When you can have a guy whos willing to do that, its great. Obviously, with Will out, were missing some of that stuff. Prather added: They were a big energy boost. I can tell my teammates were into it from there. Tuesdays games was Prathers second Forward regains form in home win against WildcatssSEE PRAT THEER, paPA GE 14Gators sit atop SEC We couldnt get near the basket on Young. He just physically took away the rim. John CalipariUK coachPrather

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5-of-9 shooting in 22 minutes during UFs 83-58 win against Mississippi in Prathers collegiate career he has against LSU on Jan. 12 and missed the next four games. The junior also suffered two concussions earlier this year. ing the rotation, Prather scored three points in 27 minutes. said the team was not getting anything out of Prather. jumping were not up to the juniors usual standards, attributing his down But after two strong games, DonoThis guy, hes got two concussions, saying to himself, Whats next? DonThe thing that was encouraging was that he started to do things a little going to hurt? Is this going to be a prob14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 David Carr / Alligator StaffJunior forward Casey Prather celebrates during Floridas 69-52 win against Kentucky on Tuesday night in the OConnell Center. Junior sprained left ankle on Jan. 12 PRATHER, from page 13 BATTLE IN THE PAINTFlorida Kentucky Patric Young12 points, 5-of-7 shooting, 11 rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 turnoversYoung Erik Murphy10 points, 3-of-10 shooting, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 turnoverMurphy Casey Prather12 points, 6-of-8 shooting, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks, 0 turnoversPrather Nerlens Noel 8 points, 3-of-5 shooting, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 turnoversNoel Alex Poythress5 points, 1-of-9 shooting, 4 rebounds, 0 blocks, 3 turnoversKyle Wiltjer7 points, 3-of-5 shooting, 2 rebounds, 0 blocks, 1 turnoverWillie Cauley-Stein 10 points, 5-of-9 shooting, 6 rebounds, 0 blocks, 2 turnoversCauley-Stein Aubrey Stolzenberg / Alligator Staff

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ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator WriterKirsti Merritt stepped to the plate against Creightons Brittany Telecky with the Gators on the verge of runruling the Bluejays in Fridays season opener. Senior Ensley Gammel had already driven in one run on a double and freshman Kelsey Stewart had drawn a walk. Merritt came up next with the bases loaded, and she drove the ball over the It was dreamlike, Merritt said. It just happened, and as I was running around the bases at full speed, I was like, Oh, I can trot. Merritt was the third Gator to hit a home run against the Bluejays. UFs power surge against Creighton set the tone for the rest of the weekend. In their homers. Success isnt surprising to me, coach Tim Walton said. It was fun watching. Stewart showed the most power over the weekend. She hit a three-run bomb against Creighton on Friday and a solo shot against No. 16 Arizona on Sunday. I didnt even think it was going I was just trying to get a triple. In addition to her home runs, Stewart also hit two doubles and a triple the I was super nervous, Stewart said. I looked at coach, and he was like, Calm down. Then, I hit the triple, and I just relaxed and started playing my game. On Monday, the freshman second baseman was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week. Gammel and senior Kelsey Horton weekend. Hortons home run came on a 3-2 count in the opening game against Creighton, and it gave No. 5 Florida (50) a lead it would never relinquish. Gammels bomb came during UFs 14-3 win against Arizona on Sunday. out of the way), Gammel said. Espemy senior year. Schwarz added two blasts during the run against then-No. 3 California. The home run against Cal was a clutch home run, Walton said. We needed that. Although Schwarzs batting average Walton said she would continue to start. He expects her bat to come around. Schwarzs second blast started Floridas six-run seventh inning against Arizona on Sunday. Gammels home run followed, but both would be topped by an even bigger blast. Later in the inning, sophomore Bailey Castro came to the plate with the bases of the season a grand slam. Florida plays Jacksonville (3-1) on the road tonight at 6. Walton is skeptical of the Gators ability to keep scoring via the long ball. Jacksonville is a tough place to play, he said. Youre down in a valley, so the ball doesnt carry there very well. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15Alligator File Photo / David Carr MAX MATTERNAlligator StaffA year ago, Taylor McCord trotted onto  the     opener  against Jacksonville.  After transferring to JU following her freshman season at UF, Mc    opportunity. The  No. 3  Gators  (1-0) will travel to Jacksonville to take on the Dolphins (1-1) tonight at 7.  in  the fourth meeting  in as many years between the two teams. Jacksonville is known for its high-powered year with 18.2 goals per game. However, those numbers have not translated into wins against Florida. In three matches against the Gators, the Dolphins managed only 20 goals. UF has scored 48 in that span. Jacksonville is coming off an impressive 15-7 win against Vanderbilt during which the Dolphins scored 11 straight goals. This is a very, very good team, and one thats not to be taken lightly, Florida coach Amanda OLeary said. For us, I think its being able to stay composed, stick to the game plan. They have some great offensive players that are quick and fast. McCord shined against the Commodores, scoring two goals and tallying two assists. OLeary said UF needs to keep tabs on McCord because her lefty presence will prove challenging for the Gators defense. Taylor was a great player, and she is going to continue to develop and become an even better player, OLeary said. We are going to have to focus on her for sure. Nora Barry and Shannon Gilroy were McCords roommates. All three enrolled at Florida as part of the 2011 recruiting class. Barry  and Gilroy said seeing Taylor in an justment. It will be a little strange playing against her, a little sad, Barry said. But Im really glad that she is happy with her decision to go play at Jacksonville. Gilroy added: Personally, Im very excited because Taylor was one of my best friends. Im so happy she was able to transfer there because she is so much happier and she has a really big impact on that team. Two other familiar faces Barry and Gilroy will recognize are Jacksonville coach Mindy McCord and assistant coach Paul McCord, better known by the UF sophomores as Taylors parents. Im really excited to see her and her par ents, because we were really close, Barry said. The thought of competing against her for mer teammate on a draw or a groundball made Gilroy laugh. It would be comical to face off against her, because we are so close, Gilroy said.Florida lacrosse facing former teammateSOfFTBaALL UF hopes to build on early power hitting STAFF REPORT Championship left Florida tied for second place, the Gators shooting a combined 302 (+18) on Tuesday. Every Florida starter shot worse in the second round mark, jumping from even par in Round 1 (71) to a 7 over par (78) in Round 2. remained tied for second after the second round despite shooting 1 over par (72). After falling to 24 over par, UFs chances of winning its fourth tournament this season have slimmed. Hedberg has the best chance to bring a title back to Gainesville. Floridas depth has been a strength this season, but the Gators relied on their top two starters, Hedberg and senior Isabelle Lendl, to keep them in contention for the title dur ing the second round. Lendls score changed the least from the a 74 (+3) on Monday to a 75 (+4) on Tuesday. Piccios drastic fall contributed to Floridas 14-stroke deficit to current leader No. 3 USC. Piccio was tied with Hedin the second round dropped into a tie at 23rd. 74 (+3) in Round 1 and a 77 (+6) in Round 2. Both scores are lower than her average of 78.1. Elcin Ulu has not fared well in the Grumman Challenge. She shot an 83 (+12) in the second round. UF Golf McCord

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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 98 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Casey Prather and No. 7 Florida defeated No. 25 Kentucky 69-52 on Tuesday. Read the story on page 13. 79 /52 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14 UF organization to raffle off Ultra ticketsStudy shows low-calorie menus good for businessGators softball leaving the yard: Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffLight Up My HeartKelly Gaudet, 51, comforts Maplewood Elementary School second-grader Logan Scott Baird, 7, during a candlelight COLLEEN WRIGHTSix Student Government candidates will have a war of words at the UF SG Debate today. The debate, which is sponsored by the Freshman Leadership Council and cosponsored by Hispanic Students Association and Black Students Union, will be at the University Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the debate starts at 7 p.m. Alyssa Nieves, the councils vice chairwoman for public relations, said this is the eighth time that the council has sponsored the debate. In previous years, the multicultural organizations hosted their own debates. The presidential, vice presidential and treasurer candidates from the Students Party and the Swamp Party will each address predetermined questions. Students in attendance can tweet questions to the candidates before the debate begins with #UFSGDebate. Nieves, a 21-year-old public relations junior, suggested that UF journalism professor Mike Foley should be the moderator of the debate because of his personality. We dont want students to feel like the political process is boring, she said. debate. He said its important for students to know who is representing them. They ought to know what their representatives look like, sound like and think, Foley said. The councils special events director, 21-year-old UF political science and economics junior Bryce Freeman, said it was a great opportunity for the student body to learn about the candidates without bias. Who we elect next week has a real impact on the University of Florida, he said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@ alligator.org.Spring SG candidates debate todayPOLITICS CHRIS ALCANTARA and KELCEE GRIFFISPresident Barack Obama praised the United States economic progress in the last year and called for congressional action to boost job growth, strengthen the middle class during his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. Among his proposals, Obama called upon Congress to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour and change the current Higher Education Act to make college tuition more affordable for citizens. When the news hit Gainesville, responses were mixed. Rachel McGovern, a 20-yearold political science junior and UF College Democrats vice president, said she supports Obamas plan to cut the cost of tuition. I think making college more sible, she said. Higher education should not be a privilege only afforded to the rich. Katy Melchiorre, a 21-yearold UF political science and telecommunication senior and UF College Republicans chairwoman, agreed the growing costs of college is a problem but said other solutions should be pursued as well. I think rather than having so much federal involvement in education, that students and families should have a better understanding of options other than college, she said. On raising the minimum State of the Union is strong, Obama says ALEX HARRISGainesville residents may be breaking a sweat as Valentines Day approaches, iers hearts are skipping a beat in preparation for the big day. At Gainesville Floral Exchange, Tiffany Stanley barely has time to catch her breath. During the last week, she has helped the store, 635 NW 13th St., Suite C, proStanley, 26, said she expects at least 500 more today and Thursday, a 10 percent increase from last year. Mothers Day gets busy, she said, but no day brings her store more business than Valentines Day. It gets really crazy. People call all day, she said. We have lines out the Florists, chocolatiers prepare for ValentinesSEE OBAMA, PAGE 4 SEE VALENTINE, PAGE 4Foley

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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 98 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY SUNNY 58/32 PARTLY CLOUDY 68/34 PARTLY CLOUDY 71/42 CLOUDY 67/45 THUNDER STORMS 779/52WHATS HAPPENING?Black Male Development Initiative The Black Male Development Initiative presents Black Men In Society: Past to Present. Explore the contributions, achievements and social influence black men have made in America. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the Institute of Black Culture, 1510 W. University Ave. For more information, contact BMDI on Facebook at Black Male Development Initiative. Farm to Table, Bike to Breakfast The Office of Sustainability invites everyone to the Farm to Table, Bike to Breakfast event Thursday. Enjoy a locally and sustainably sourced meal at Gator Corner Dining from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., free to the first 150 hungry Gators. Participants are encouraged to commute sustainably. Bike to Breakfast will kick off the Office of Sustainabilitys spring campaign, Under one Umbrella. For more information, visit www.sustainable. ufl.edu/underoneumbrella. Acupuncture Chinese New Year The Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine will celebrate Chinese New Year with an open house Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn about Chinese medicine with demonstrations including acupuncture, tui na, cupping, auricular therapy and qigong. Tour the college and acupuncture clinic; listen to music; and meet faculty, students and alumni. For more information, call 352-371-2833 or visit 1000 NE 16th Ave., Building F. Night Across the Street at the Hipp Cinema Night Across the Street, from Chilean director Raul Ruiz will begin showing at the Hipp Cinema, 25 SE Second Place, Friday at 7 p.m. The film follows an office worker who is Council who will compete in a single-elimination volleyball tournament. On Wednesday, Bella Donnas Italian Eatery on will donate 10 percent of its proceeds to the philanthropy if customers mention Phi Kappa Tau when they order. For information, email vicepresident@ufphitau.com. Ol Barn Dance Dust off the cowgirl boots, put on a Stetson and join the Gainesville Roller Rebels Saturday at Mars Pub for The Ol Barn Dance. The event will benefit the Gainesville Roller Rebels and feature themed contests; a dance party with beats by DJ Ito; and live music from The Ones to Blame, Nook & Cranny and Crunky Tonk Nonstars. Doors open at 10 p.m. with a $5 cover charge. Visit www.bit.ly/grrbarndance for more information. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jglum@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. on the verge of retirement as he begins to relive both real and imagined memories from his life. Buy tickets at www.thehipp.org or call 352-375-HIPP. Hackathon Gainesville Hackerspace downtown will host a 24hour Hackathon at noon Saturday. The events pur pose is to put a new interface atop the site www.txttag.me and to create mobile apps for it. Programmers and graphic designers are invited. There will be three $500 cash prizes for the winning individuals or teams for creating an iOS, Android or Web interface for TXT TAG. More information and the sign-up sheet can be found at www.txttag.me/ hackathon. Run for Your Heart 5K Support heart health at 7:30 a.m. Saturday in Albert Ray Massey West Side Park. This race is in support of National Heart Awareness Month, and all proceeds benefit Operation Heart. Registration is online at www. active.com. Registration is $15 before race day and $20 on race day. Phi Kappa Tau presents Safe Sets for the Kids On Saturday, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity will put on its third annual philanthropy Safe Sets for the Kids, a volleyball tournament to benefit SeriousFun Childrens Network. The event will take place at the Florida Gym at noon. Teams will consist of members of the Panhellenic

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 CAMPUS ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterUF was on a list released by the Federal Aviation Administration of the 81 public entities that applied for a license to use drones through October 2012. Drones, which are unmanned aircrafts, are capable of highly advanced surveillance that some people consider intrusive, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. They carry surveillance equipment, video cameras, ther mal imaging, GPS tracking and cellphone eavesdropping tools. They can also be equipped with license plate cameras and facial recognition, according to the foundations website. However, UF, like other universities that have applied, use drones for research, said UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes. Franklin Percival, program leader for the Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research rization last one year, and UF Rebecca Jeschke, digital rights analyst for Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the foundation is most concerned with how law enforcement agencies will use drones, but of drone use in university research. UF uses the technology in support of ongoing aerospace, geomatics, ecological and aquatic research, according to records on the foundations website. The UF Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineerings Micro Air Vehicles Laboratory, the UF School of Forest Resources and Conser vations Geomatics Program and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work with the development of drones for a way to monitor natural resources in an affordable and user-friendly way, according to the UF/IFAS UAS research webpage. Unmanned aircrafts can observe remote areas that lack runways, making dangerous areas less of a threat. Percival said that, with lowlevel manned aircrafts being the leading cause of work-related mortality for wildlife biologists, unmanned aircrafts could have a positive impact on safety. We are trying to come up with tools that improve our ability to do certain things, he said. And in this case its evaluating wildlife habitats. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org.UF uses drones for research THE AUCTION WILL BE AT THE BACKYARD BAR. HANNA MARCUSAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville residents will put their wallets on the line for a chance to score a date this Valentines Day. Auction will begin at 11:30 p.m. at The Backyard Bar, 232 SE First St., between Boca Fiesta and Palomino Pool Hall. Event coordinator Stephen Tierney said that although the Facebook event pects more to attend. Those who sign up to be auctioned off will be called on stage, have a brief description about themselves read and be sold to the highest bidder. Its hilarious to see people go up on stage, Tierney said. Some are nervous, some are jumping around and some are even taking off their clothes. The entrance fee will range from $3 to $5, and bidding will start at $1. Disc jockey Cameron Burris participated as a bachelor in the past. He said the bidding prices for dates usually arent steep. sive, he said. But it has gone as high as about $140 for a bachelor. After the auction, participants will for a chance to win date nights sponsored by local restaurants. The money raised from the auction will be split between the Civic Media Center and the Lynnae Hottinger Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research. Jessie Erickson, a 22-year-old UF public relations senior, will be auctioned off at the event. She said she has high hopes for a light-hearted night full of fun. handsome man as my highest bidder, she said. Who knows, I may meet the man of my dreams.Singles to be sold tonight We are trying to come up with tools that improve our ability to do certain things.Franklin Percivalprogram leader for the Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

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door. People are always trying to Stanley said the stores bestselling products are roses. The store ordered about 5,000 roses to meet this years demands. During the season of love, Stanley said, UF students account for a large portion of the stores business. We get quite a few students people calling in and ordering over the phone. We deliver a lot to campus and the [apartment] Meanwhile downtown, Natalie Suwanprakorn is preparing chocolate treats at her one-person operation, Armadillo Chocolates. Although she works alone, Suwanprakorn, 36, had to squeeze some seasonal help into her 100-square-foot kitchen in time for Thursday. The extra hands, she said, will package and deliver. She hopes her products, a nine-piece vegan chocolate box and chocolate-dipped strawber ries, will be a hit at local stores this Thursday. Ive made a really sincere effort to make these chocolates for Valentines Day really special said. Another source for Valentines Day goodies is KB Kakes in Alachua. Erika Ashley, the general manager of KB Kakes, has worked with her mother, the owner and operator of the business, for several years. She said the demand for their best-selling product only increases near Valentines Day. Weve had the gourmet cake Wine Warehouse] for four years now, and theyre incredibly popAshley said her store doesnt put out special products near Valentines Day. But she said theyve made more of their signature cake birthday cake and strawberry cheesecake. Along with the traditional Valentines Day gift sources, a mother-daughter duo offers a local option. On the corner of Northwest Third Avenue and Northwest 13th Street stand Michelle John and her 20-year-old daughter, Sarah. John, 40, and her daughter run a roadside stand of Valentines Day-themed products from their truck. On Tuesday, bags of roses, candy, stuffed animals and candles lined the truck bed. There were two customers Tuesday, John said. at the location, and she hopes that sales will improve in the days leading up to Valentines Day. Instead of running around like a chicken with your head cut off, With the clock ticking down to Valentines Day, local store owners are bracing for the rush of lastminute orders today. Stanley said her store is going to be ready. The phones going to be ringwage, McGovern said she was make living costs more affordable for citizens. The president is committed to making sure that working families can put food on the Melchiorre, however, disapproved of Obamas proposal and said raising the minimum wage would have a negative effect on the economy, which could cause increased business costs and fewer job opportunities. This would especially be said. Michael Martinez, chairman of UFs political science department, called the presidents list of proposals ambitious. He said political pressure could have factored into the number of proposals Obama presented, which touched on subjects that ranged from tax reform to gun control. Hes got to lay out what he thinks he will get accomplished in his next term because the midterm elections will loom said. Martinez said some measures, such as raising minimum wage, catered to a Democratic Party base, but others were more feasible for bipartisan cooperation. Some of the gun control measures, such as full backhe said. With his minimum wage raise proposal, Obama said full-time workers who earn minimum wage earn about $14,500 a year. Raising it, he said, would better tie wages to the rising cost of living. This single step would raise the incomes of millions said. For businesses across the country, it would mean customers with more money in their Obama said the amendment to the the Higher Education Act would mean more access to the necessary education and training for future employment. Obama also announced what he called a college scorewill rank colleges by best value to help families make informed education. In the last year, more than 6 million new jobs were created, he said, and people are buying more American-made cars and less foreign oil. Obama also announced his plan to end the war in Afghanistan and bring home 34,000 soldiers by the end of 2014. He said domestic programs such as Medicare should not be scrapped. We cant just cut our way Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org. Contact org. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 Elise Giordano / Alligator Staff NW 13th Street, Suite C, Tuesday afternoon. UF students account for most business V ALENTINE, from page 1 OBAMA, from page 1Scorecards would rank colleges by best value

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterStudent Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol vans are now one step closer to serving one more block. The Student Senate unanimously passed a resolution in support of Nightlife Navigators One More Block campaign initiative Tuesday night. port and the green light from UFs administration, SNAP vans will drive one block north of University Avenue from Northwest 13th Street to Northwest 20th Terrace. The area includes UF Hillel, Emer son Hall, Classroom Building 105, St. Augustine Catholic Church and three fraternity houses. Sen. Kelly Vidal, who authored the resolution, is the vice chair of outreach for Nightlife Navigators. The whole point is to increase SNAPs outreach to students, she said. Vidal said Nightlife Navigators will try to rouse student support for the initiative. She said the agency plans to collect student signatures for petitions on the Reitz Union Colonnade and Turlington Plaza. The group will also meet with other student organizations like sororities and the Cicerones for support. Vidal said she has a personal goal to have the initiative pass by the end of the semester. Liability, she said, is the administrations main concern for expanding SNAP service off campus. Nightlife Navigators chief of staff Chris Ceresa thanked the Senate for passing the resolution. We feel like a lot of students use that block at night, he said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org.Senate passes SNAP coverage resolution MARJORIE NUNEZAlligator Contributing WriterSharks have never had the best reputation. Jaws, Open Water and Shark Attack are a few of the most popularized interactions of sharks and humans. UF released Monday its International Shark Attack File annual report, which showed an increase in attacks from 2011 to 2012, with 53 attacks in the United States. About half of the attacks in the U.S. took place in Florida. George Burgess, director of the Florida program for shark research, said 26 shark attacks was a nor mal amount for Florida, but the number of attacks in the country was higher than it has been in about 10 years. He cited the numbers in the U.S. as an oddity. He attributed the Florida numbers to very active ocean involvement, especially because of tourists and an expansive coastline. If you stretched out Floridas coastline, itd reach to New England, Burgess said. The abundance of tourism in Florida means more people in the environment, he said. UF mechanical engineering senior and surfer Max Famiglietti, 22, said he will think more about sharks when hes in the water. Although hes seen sharks, hes never been too scared of them, he said.US sees increase in shark attacks RAFFLE TICKETS COST $5. ELISE RODRIGUEZAlligator Contributing WriterUF students with a taste for electronic music may be able to attend one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world in March for $5 and help a greater cause. The UF chapter of Nourish International, a studentFestival in Miami. will be announced Friday, said Katie Faughnan, head director of UFs Nourish chapter. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, students interested book page. and raised about $575, said the 19-year-old economics and political science sophomore. able development project to teach computer software to high school students in the Dominican Republic, said Amanda Arevalo, the organizations ventures director. Ultras coordinators donated the two tickets. I think the amount I paid was fair, especially if I win Benyamin, a 20-year-old UF industrial and systems engineering sophomore.STUDENT GOVERNMENTBurgess Those tickets are valued at $600.Neir Benyamin UF industrial and systems engineering sophomore

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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, FEBRUARY 13, 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 have a Valentine?56 TOTAL VOTES73% YES 27% NOTuesdays question: Do you feel overly stressed?Domestic Violence: Stop tolerating it from celebritiesWe dont want to be as angry at Rihanna as we are, but we cant help it. Like, what right do we have to pry into or care about the personal lives of celebrities? Does it affect us in any way? Does it change anything in our lives? No. We just cant help but feel weirdly disappointed about the entire situation. Ladies can do anything they want to with their lives. Absolutely. But the reconnection between Rihanna and Chris Brown is unsettling. People singers and otherwise can date whomever they like, Susan Milligan wrote in U.S. News. They can forgive, despite all evidence of an ongoing threat of violence. And if a woman indeed becomes a victim of domestic violence, it is the fault of the attacker, not the woman. I hate the idea of celebrities particularly those in the arts or sports being expected to serve as an example or role model for others, Milligan continued. And yet it makes me cringe to think of young women looking at Rihanna and Brown and deciding theres something very hip about sticking by the man who beats the hell out of you. She put it very well. People dont want to be labeled role models if they dont consider themselves to be them, but sometimes millions of people look up to you and scrutinize your every move. At that point, maybe take into consideration what sort of image youre portraying. The larger risk now is that because millions of young girls and boys love the music of Chris Brown and think Charlie Sheen is hilarious, our media is giving celebrity men a free pass to abuse women, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, CEO of MissRepresentation. org, said, according to the Washington Post. While we cant change court decisions and whether or not these women take these men back into their lives, we do have a responsibility to use our voice to counter the media narratives which say abusing women is an acceptable norm, Newsom said. So, thats what were doing now. Wed like to formally voice our concern. What we dont know is where our concern should be placed. Is it with a society that teaches young boys to grow into abusers? Is it with a Hollywood elite who is thrust into the spotlight unwillingly, and then makes poor decisions? No. It is with both of those areas. It is with the media in general for wanting to focus on the bright side of domestic abuse. The night of the Grammys, the camera zeroed in on megastar Rihanna, smiling, intertwined with and resting her head on Chris Browns shoulder, according to the Washington Post. The snuggle fest began trending on Twitter with comments about how in love and phenomenal the couple looked together. Demand that celebs play by the rules. Revoke the get out of jail free card. Dont forget, psychologist Tashion Macon wrote the ways society can better itself. If we can get this new way of thinking off the ground the idea that its not OK to humor celebrities who do bad things then, maybe the next generations wont be so confused. UFs Student Government needs an overhaul. The Swamp Party holds about three-quarters of the seats in the Student Senate, controls the executive branch, controls a multimillion-dollar budget and the funding for registered student organizations. Whose crazy idea was this? Did no one see the potential for one party to gain absolute control of SG and its resources? Did no one expect that once in power, students who belonged to this party would try to do everything possible to maintain that power? Last Spring, the Swamp then Unite Party showed its true colors. endorsement for the Students Party from head football coach Will Muschamp, the Unite Party Senate President Pro Tempore Jason Tiemeier threw away copies of the Alligator. OK, so, the Unite Party admitted that one of its members went rogue, misbehaved and should be castigated, but that he doesnt represent the other members of the party, right? Wrong. Not only did they deny Tiemeiers involvement, but candidate for Student Body President, Christina Bonarrigo, argued that the Alligator fabricated the story. To make matters worse, the Unite Party candidate for Student Body President at the time, Tj Villamil, posted a video on YouTube calling the Alligator racists and liars for reporting the incident, accusations for which hes never publicly apologized. Tiemeier eventually apologized in a letter to the Alligator with him during the incident. Waldman remained silent during the ordeal. Unite Party her to chairwoman of the allocations committee. Bonarrigo defended the appointment, arguing Waldman had no ethical obligation to come forward, even though Waldman sat on the ethics committee. During the same election, a student told the Alligator that leaders in her sorority castigated her for posting a Facebook message that endorsed the Students Party. The student also told the Alligator that her sorority kept a board used to pressure members into voting for the Unite Party. This semester, an email sent by Leah Miller asked fraternity house representatives to collect I Voted stickers from everyone in their rosters and supply the party with a $250 check, according to Alligator archives. All of this nonsense doesnt even include election code revisions SG passed during the Summer that were so vague and restrictive that the UF Supreme Court struck them down. The list of unethical practices, coercions and corruptions goes on. The Swamp Party has grown accustomed to a way of doing things and will stop at nothing to ensure it wins each election. It claims the Students Party has done nothing for the students, glossing over the fact that a minority party has little to no chance to accomplish much of anything when the party in power blocks it at every turn. If youve ever felt like it was time for change, nows your chance to make it happen. If youve ever felt that one group of students has too much power at UF, nows your chance to change it. If you are a member of the Greek community and feel pressured to vote or support candidates with whom you disagree, nows your chance to change it. Most important, dont feel pressured to vote against your conscience because no one, not even SG leaders, will know how you voted. Its all anonymous. Go ahead, bring back a sticker to put on a board just dont tell them you voted for the Students Party. Justin Hayes is pursuing a masters degree in political communication. His column appears on Wednesdays.Student Government: Its time for change Justin Hayesopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 In a guest column in Tuesdays Alligator, Santa Fe College student Thomas Ryan argued that more women should be pro-guns. Based on his logic, because one out of every six American women is a victim of rape (attempted or otherwise), more women should buy guns to protect themselves. I cant understand how he arrived at this conclusion. I guess its easier to pressure women into arming themselves than it is to teach men to recognize consent and not, you know, rape people? Obviously, his argument is hopelessly illogical. But, out of curiosity, I did some research and looked into the steps and costs for young women to obtain handguns. Luckily, gun laws in the Gunshine State are notoriously lenient. According to the civil liberties section of www.About.com, Florida, unlike other states, does not require people who apply for a concealed-carry license Applicants may take courses from private instrucHowever, Id rather be on the safe side. $65. But wait. Im a beginner who has never shot anything other than a paintball gun. According to the Florida Firearms Training website, I should take a $150 prerequisite course. After that, Id take the $200 Ladies Only Advanced Concealed Carry course, because Id prefer to have the best possible understanding of the deadly weapon Im planning to carry. Now that I have all of my prerequisites out of the way, I can apply for a license. Florida gun laws require applicants to be at least 21 years old and pay a $300 application fee. After my application is cleared, Im free to buy my handgun and accessories. According to www.besthandgunsforwomen. com, a prime handgun choice for women is the lightweight, compact Glock 19. Id probably go to my hometowns Gander Mountain sporting goods store to purchase mine. Luckily, according to its website, theres a sale on Glock 19s: For a cool $500, I could buy my Glock. Id also need something to carry my gun in. On www.Amazon.com, I found the most adorable brown leather concealed-carry purse with a locking CCW gun compartment only $90 and almost as good as Gucci. So my total, including courses, registration and my weapons purchase, comes to $1,305, or half the cost of tuition for a Summer A/B semester at UF. However, Im only 20, so I cant do any of this. This is unfortunate, considering the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) states that 44 percent of victims are younger than 18. So, about half the women raped annually couldnt carry guns anyway. Besides, even if I did pay all that money to ensure Id never fear a stranger in a dark parking lot, the chances of being assaulted or raped by someone I know are much, much higher. According to RAINN, 73 percent of rapes are committed by someone the victim knows. Of that, 38 percent of rapists were a friend or acquaintance, and 28 percent were an intimate acquaintance. The predominant cultural belief that most rapists are masked strangers is a myth. Furthermore, a gun will not protect you if you are intoxicated or have been drugged. The situation in which a gun would be useful in defending against assault or rape is, unfortunately, rare. Do you really think you could shoot someone you know a guy a friend set you up with on a date, or a man who lives in your residence hall or apartment complex if he tried to rape you? Besides that, rapists are impossibly hard to prosecute. According to RAINN, out of every 100 rape cases, only three of the men accused will spend a single day in prison. Ryans arguments, and others like his, are old and exhausting. Why should women be held responsible for not being raped? The pattern of victim-blaming associated with rape is unbelievable, and now a sensitive issue is being manipulated and politicized by pro-gun lunatics. Handguns, lipstick knives, cat-shaped brass knuckles and pink cans of mace wont protect women against rape in the long run. Of course, we can speculate endlessly on how to reduce rape, but theres no cut-and-dry solution. We can talk about educating men on consent and generally being decent human beings, but one thing is certain: Adding guns to the equation will accomplish nothing. Chloe Finch is a journalism junior at UF. Her column usually runs on Thursdays.Pro-gun people: guns will not prevent rapeColumn Chloe Finchopinions@alligator.org I watched the Grammys Sunday not that anyone cares. But if you ask me, it was gauche. LL Cool J reminded us why he should stick to bodybuilding, or whatever makes him so muscular. Taylor Swift reminded us why her exes probably would never ever want to get back together with her, either. Chris Brown reminded us that you can beat the hell out of a woman and still get nominated for a Grammy four years later. I dont understand our cultures morbid obsession with awful music. I dont understand why we worship these stodgy, talentless clowns. I dont understand how we listen to their disgusting lyrics and then rationally admire them, whether its by following them on Twitter or purchasing their songs on iTunes (or converting them from YouTube). Sure, it isnt all of them, but its most of them. Music is something that is subjective, and I understand that. In terms of taste, it differs from generation to generation, from society to society and even from race to race. Like Obamas view on gay marriage, its constantly evolving which we can all be thankful for. Soon, Fun. will disappear like the Jonas Brothers, Rihanna will be the next Whitney Houston and Drake will Without war, anti-war activists would have absolutely nothing to whine about, and I feel the same way about music: Without it, I would have nothing or nobody to make fun of. Like I said earlier, music is relative, and therefore its For example, I could argue that Jimmy Page played the best guitar solo of all time in Stairway to Heaven, but somebody else may say that it was Jimi Hendrixs solo in All Along the Watchtower, Eddie Van Halens in Eruption or neither of the three. But if there is something that we can all agree is the best, its this: the content of the lyrics. No one can deny that Bob Dylan, according to Rolling Stone readers, was the best songwriters of all time. Meanwhile, everyone can admit that the rap industry is characterized by some of the most inarticulate and unintelligible lyricists who confuse clever wordplay and humorous puns for childish metaphors and lay-z innuendos. Ill be honest with you. I cant stand rap. I believe that violence and promote drug use. Paradoxically, they are the most outspoken about the War in Iraq and womens rights and so are their listeners. Theres nothing that I enjoy more than the feminist who bops her head to sexist lyrics or the lefty who listens criticized Todd Akin because he said legitimate rape and chided Mitt Romney because he mentioned binders full of women. If only Romney had sang it, featuring rapper Akin, then he would have been a potential nominee Sunday night at the Grammys. And maybe he would be our president. Their freedom to express themselves trumps the negalege-aged. If we have the power to tax carbon monoxide emissions or to socialize health care, then wouldnt it make sense to regulate their morally repugnant verbiage by tacking on a surcharge every time they sing something obscene, or make some idiotic reference to the Illuminati whatever that is. Im certainly joking, but imagine how many Planned Parenthood clinics would lose business if teenagers werent manipulated by disparaging, undereducated pigs who encouraged fans to sleep around, mistreat women and, uh, vote for the current president. Does that make me out of touch? Erik Skipper is an economics sophomore at UF. His column runs Wednesdays.Rap just sucks, plain and simpleGuest column Erik Skipperopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 LIFESTYLE MEGHAN PRYCEAlligator Contributing WriterA new study released this month showed that serving lower-calorie options is not only good for customers health, but its also good for business. With calorie counts now appearing in more restaurants, some Gainesville residents have noticed chains offering healthier options. Electra Posada, 45, left a local Cracker Barrel Tuesday afternoon with a grilled chicken sandwich for her son. For Posada, restaurants with healthier options help her and other families make sure they can watch what they eat. I think its great that they have a low-cal menu, she said. Fast-food and sit-down restaurant chains that serve more low-calorie foods had sales growth, increasoverall restaurant servings, according to the study, which was released by the Hudson Institute. The study analyzed 21 restaurant chains, including McDonalds, Applebees, Cracker Barrel and Taco Bell. Restaurants that increased lower-calorie servings showed a 10 percent increase in total sales and a 10.9 percent increase in Richard J. Lutz, J.C. Penney mar keting professor at UF, said hes not surprised at the popularity of healthier options at restaurants. People are generally more aware that calories make a differ ence, he said. Lutz said companies that put calorie information on their menus are pioneering a trend, will soon required by all restaurants because of the Affordable Care Act. This puts the information in front of the consumer that they wouldnt know off the top of their head, he said. Jeanne Ludington, corporate communications manager for Cracker Barrel, said the restaurant wanted to make more healthy meals available to customers. chicken dumplings and biscuits, Ludington said, the restaurant has more fresh fruit and vegetable selections such as fresh lettuce and baby greens. Cracker Barrel refreshed its salad selections during the summer because customers generally eat lighter and healthier during the summer time, Ludington said. We have a great interest in serving better-for-you offerings, she said.Study shows low-calorie menus good for businessLutz

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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 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-24-72-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-24-13-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-24-13-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-24-13-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-24-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-24-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-24-13-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds UF Surplus Equipment Auctionsare underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-24-13-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 4-24-72-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-24-13-72-10 BOOKS: Clumsy Hearts, a slightly misguid ed romance, will elevate author Hysteria Molt to the ranks of Keats, Hemingway, and Poe. They will not appreciate the company. Available via Amazon.com. 2-22-13-10-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. MOTORCYCLE TIRE SALE SPORT, STREET, CRUISER, OFF-ROAD. OVER 400 TIRES IN STOCK. MENTION THIS AD FOR $10.OO OFF. RPM MOTORCYCLES 352-377-697 4-2472-11 4-24-13-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors 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 SWAMP CYCLES Closest to campus. MMI Certified Mechanics for Motorcycles and experienced scooter mechanics. Lowest prices. Friendly service. 633 NW 13th Street, 373-8823, www.swampcycles.com 4-2458-11 New 2009 UM 250 motorcycle, never ridden or filled. 80 mpg. Hurry only 2 left. $2999. 2006 Vulcan vn750. Only 12,218 miles. $3999. Call Steve 352-328-7236 or David 352-414-6337 2-22-13-10-11 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 BRING YOUR W2 AND DRIVE TODAY!!!! NO MONEY DOWN!!!! VEHICLES $1000 & UP!! 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 94 Ford Ex;lorer $1000 94 Mazda Protege $1500 96 Cadillac Deville $1500 98 Cadillac Catera $1999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 95Honda Civic $3999 96 Honda Accord $3999 00 Hyundai Elantra $4999 95 Lexus GS300 $4999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 03 Chevy Impala $5999 99 Honda Accord $4999 04 Saturn Ion $6999 02 Buick Lesabre $6999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECKS!!! CARS, TRUCKS, SUV'S & VANS! 30 DAY WARRANTY!!! 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 BRING YOUR W2 AND DRIVE TODAY!!!! NO MONEY DOWN!!!! WILL FINANCE ANYONE!! 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 04 Nissan Sentra $6999 02 Toyota Corolla $6999 06 Mits Galant $7999 04 Toyota Corolla $8999 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 04 Volvo S40 $8999 04 Ford F150 $8999 03 Nissan Frontier $9999 06 Chevy Silverado $9999 352-375-9090 4-24-54-12CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Brandy 352-771-6191 4-24-13-72-12 This newspaper assumes no 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 depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville, FL 32604 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 2-28-13-72-13 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

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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. BOOKKEEPER FULL TIME POSITIONThe Independent Florida Alligator is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to training students in their majors and provid ing UF and the Gainesville community with an unbiased, informative newspaper. We are currently looking for a detailed, organized and motivated person as a Fulltime Bookkeeper. Associates degree in a business/accounting related field required. Experience preferred. Must be experienced with QB or another accounting software program. Microsoft Office is necessary. Duties include: A/R; A/P; entering / recording deposits; ordering / maintaining supplies for all depts.; updating / creating reports in Excel; some use of Access database; interviewing, hiring and training students as clerks; collections; processing credit applications; answering phones; paper accuracy; customer service; other assignments as necessary. Benefits include paid holidays, excellent working environment, and health/dental insurance is available. Must work within and meet daily deadlines. Modest salary, no weekends, day shift. With resume, send cover letter which must include salary history and requirements to be considered. Send to: General Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator, PO Box #14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 or email to: tcarey@alligator.org. No phone calls please. EOE 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 Summer Jobs $2400 Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 10 August 3. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 www.feyc.org 4-24-13-70-14 Camp Mataponi, a children's summer camp in Maine, has positions available in Land Sports, Waterfront (sailing, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing) Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater, Dance, Gymnastics, Video, Photography, Nurses, Maintenance, Cooking and more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel provided. Call us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at www.campmataponi.com. 2-15-13-24-14 DOMINOS HIRINGdelivery drivers & assistant managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com 3-29-13-49-14 Web Developer (P/T) Develop websites using HTML, CSS, and basic image manipulation. Small company in Gville, great work environment. About 20 hrs/wk. www.oandp.com/careers 2-14-1320-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS! Smokers are needed to participate in a brief research study. Participants will be asked to meet with researchers on the University of Florida campus for about 30 minutes. You may be compensated for your participation. If interested, call the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or email us at ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 2-28-20-14 STUDY and EARN EXTRA CASH!Looking for undergrads to promote a new academic networking website. For details contact: lucas@wikigrads.com 2-15-13-10-14 We are currently hiring for a part time lot attendant, approx. 30 hours. Must have valid Driver's License and own transportation. No phone calls, apply in person only at Southeast Car Agency 310 NE 39th Ave Gainesville 2-15-13-10-14 ACCOUNTING RESEARCH PROOFREADER CONSTRUCTION ASST SOFTWARE DEVELOPER LINUX ADMINISTRATOR SALES REPRESENTATIVE PERSONAL COUNSELOR Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment. 2-18-13-1014 Parents of 2-year old boy looking for a sitter for the hours of 10-5, M-F. Position begins immediately and lasts until Aug. Payment is $800/month. Please call Kristy: 904-5630691, or email at greenel@ufl.edu. 2-1313-5-14 CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANT Full or part time. AutoCad experience required. Please apply at http://www.gleim.com/employment. 2-1413-5-14 BUSINESS MANAGER 35 year old publishing company in Gainesville, Florida is looking for a professional Business Manager. CPA required. Accounting background required. Marketing and/or computer knowledge desireable. Detail oriented. Ability to work well with others. Excellent company benefits include profit sharing, medical reimbursement, holiday and PTO, tuition reimbursement and more. Flexible schedules. Casual dress. Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment. 2-21-13-1014 Sun Country Sports is hiring! Swim Coaches, Boys & Girls Gymnastics, Cleaning/Maint. Accepting early summer camp apps. Sun Country application required: www.suncountrysports.com/jobs.html. 2-15-13-6-14 PT office person wanted for multiple tasks including billing and inventory. Multitasking is a MUST! Minimum typing speed 55 cwpm. Email resume to trc0102@yahoo.com 2-25-13-10-14 Administrative Asst. 10-15 hours a week. Flexible schedule, great for UF student. Must have reliable transportation, be honest, organized, computer savvy, & professional. Office experience a plus. $7.67/hr Send resume to info@fratmgmt.com 3-1-13-14-14 Bookkeeper/Office Mgr/Receptionist wanted for law firm. 28 35 hrs/wk. Must be exp in Quickbooks Pro and make 1 yr commitment. Spanish a plus. Resumes to: robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 2-19-135-14 BIG LOU'S PIZZERIANow hiring experienced pizza makers, cooks, & delivery drivers. Top pay. Full time or part time. Apply in person. 5 SE 2nd Ave. 2-26-10-14GUMBY'S PIZZANow Hiring Front Counter Position. Apply everyday 3pm-8pm. 2028 SW 34th Street. 2-26-13-10-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $2.50 per day. Call us at 373-FIND. IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-24-72-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-24-13-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-24-72-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-24-72 15 Join us for February Heart Month. Specials CPR $25.00. (BLS)Basic Life Support$30.00 Advanced Cardiac Life Support $99.00. American Heart Assoc cards issued. (352)494-4217 or (800)319-5708. 2-14-1314-15 FOREIGN STUDENTS --THESISI will edit your thesis to correct English grammar and spelling. $25 per hour. 561-2990232 (after 2 pm) 4-24-54-15 Immigration Lawyer Plea agreements with least effect on immigration for noncitizens with criminal charge www.flalitigators.com 352-376-8600 3-120-15 We can't take finals for you but we can keep your personal items safe and secure until you return to Gator Country! Call Now! Access Self Storage 352-337-0602 4-24-13-47-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. 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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Lacrosse players earn honorsThe American Lacrosse Conference named UF goalie Sydney DuPre was named Rookie of the Week.Poll QuestionWas Tuesdays win against Kentucky Floridas most important victory this season? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. The Florida lacrosse team will face former teammate Taylor McCord in tonights game against Jacksonville. See story, page 15. David Carr / Alligator StaffUF center Patric Young attempts a layup against UK center Nerlens Noel during the Gators 69-52 win against the Wildcats on Tuesday in the OConnell Center. KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Staff WriterDuring the past four years, Florida was 1-7 against Kentucky. But Tuesday night in the OConnell Center was a different story for the Gators. No. 7 Florida (20-3, 10-1 Southeastern Conference) defeated No. 25 Kentucky (17-7, 8-3 SEC) in a 69-52 blowout. It feels good to get a win against Kentucky because my whole experience playing against them I got a losing record, center Patric Young said. Its nice to put a notch in the win column against them. Guard Mike Rosario got things started for Florida offensively. The redshirt senior made a layup to give the Gators a 5-4 lead with 15:40 left in the later, Rosario added a threepointer after a steal by senior guard Kenny Boynton. Florida opened up the peAfter Nerlens Noel was subbed out following his second foul with 6:26 reFlorida made three straight from behind the arc. With the Wildcats leading shotblocker benched, the Gators three-point percentage and a 38-25 lead. We just did a great job of moving the ball, forward Casey Prather said. We were just trying to make our teammates better, and the guys that were open knocked down their shots. Youngs performance was the most impressive of the night. With forward Will Yeguete, Floridas leading rebounder, recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, Young came up big for the Gators. bounds and three blocks in offensively in the second half after a slow start. Young recorded 12 points, 11 boards, four blocks and a steal to earn his sixth doubledouble of the season and the 10th of his career. We couldnt get near the basket on Young, Kentucky coach John Calipari said. He just physically took away the rim. Kentucky also had to play much of the second half without Noel. However, his absence resulted from something more serious than foul trouble. With 8:03 remaining in the game, Noel fell awkwardly after blocking Rosario on a fast break. Noel was carried off the court by his teammates after suffering a left knee injury. He was taken to the hospital for further testing. It would hurt for those guys to lose a player like that because he takes up so much room in the paint, Rosario said. He switches teams philosophy of how theyre going to attack their defense. I just hope hes all right. While Floridas 17-point win against Kentucky is the largest any team has posted against UK this season, Donovan said UF needs to maintain its focus in the midst of a long conference schedule. If you dont come out and play well, theres a good chance that youre going to get beat, Donovan said. To stay at that mental and emotional high game in and cult. We need to do that to become a good team. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org.No. 7 Florida defeats No. 25 Kentucky in blowout victoryMENS BASKETBALL LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer ward Casey Prather rose above the rest. Prather drove to the right lane and dunked over UK 7-footer Willie Cauley-Stein, capping a 16-4 run that put the Gators ahead by 15. The one-handed slam was the highlight of Prathers night a 12-point performance that helped No. 7 Florida (19-3, 9-1 Southeastern Conference) cruise by No. 25 Kentucky (17-7, 8-3 SEC) in a 69-52 victory Tuesday night in the OConnell Center. I was just trying to give the team a big energy boost, Prather said. I just like to help out the team any way I could. Said center Patric Young: Theres just a lot that day in and day out. Hes just really athletic and has great, active hands. Missing junior Will Yeguete for the second straight game after he underwent surgery Friday to remove bone chips in his right knee, the Gators needed all the help they could get in the frontcourt against the Wildcats lanky big men. In 23 minutes, Prather went 6 of 8 from the bounds, two blocks and two assists, playing on the low block for much of the night with forward Erik Murphy battling foul trouble. I kind of like the challenge, because Im not as strong as [Kentuckys big men], tall as them, Prather said. I just took the challenge and tried to use my quickness. Prather checked into the contest with 17:19 mediately. He drew two charges against guard Archie Goodwin and center Nerlens Noel. They were momentum-swinging charges, guard Scottie Wilbekin said. When you can have a guy whos willing to do that, its great. Obviously, with Will out, were missing some of that stuff. Prather added: They were a big energy boost. I can tell my teammates were into it from there. Tuesdays games was Prathers second Forward regains form in home win against WildcatsSEE PRA THER, PA GE 14Gators sit atop SEC We couldnt get near the basket on Young. He just physically took away the rim. John CalipariUK coachPrather

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5-of-9 shooting in 22 minutes during UFs 83-58 win against Mississippi in Prathers collegiate career he has against LSU on Jan. 12 and missed the next four games. The junior also suffered two concussions earlier this year. ing the rotation, Prather scored three points in 27 minutes. said the team was not getting anything out of Prather. jumping were not up to the juniors usual standards, attributing his down But after two strong games, DonoThis guy, hes got two concussions, saying to himself, Whats next? DonThe thing that was encouraging was that he started to do things a little going to hurt? Is this going to be a prob14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 David Carr / Alligator StaffJunior forward Casey Prather celebrates during Floridas 69-52 win against Kentucky on Tuesday night in the OConnell Center. Junior sprained left ankle on Jan. 12 PRATHER, from page 13 BATTLE IN THE PAINTFlorida Kentucky Patric Young12 points, 5-of-7 shooting, 11 rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 turnoversYoung Erik Murphy10 points, 3-of-10 shooting, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 turnoverMurphy Casey Prather12 points, 6-of-8 shooting, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks, 0 turnoversPrather Nerlens Noel 8 points, 3-of-5 shooting, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 turnoversNoel Alex Poythress5 points, 1-of-9 shooting, 4 rebounds, 0 blocks, 3 turnoversKyle Wiltjer7 points, 3-of-5 shooting, 2 rebounds, 0 blocks, 1 turnoverWillie Cauley-Stein 10 points, 5-of-9 shooting, 6 rebounds, 0 blocks, 2 turnoversCauley-Stein Aubrey Stolzenberg / Alligator Staff

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ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator WriterKirsti Merritt stepped to the plate against Creightons Brittany Telecky with the Gators on the verge of runruling the Bluejays in Fridays season opener. Senior Ensley Gammel had already driven in one run on a double and freshman Kelsey Stewart had drawn a walk. Merritt came up next with the bases loaded, and she drove the ball over the It was dreamlike, Merritt said. It just happened, and as I was running around the bases at full speed, I was like, Oh, I can trot. Merritt was the third Gator to hit a home run against the Bluejays. UFs power surge against Creighton set the tone for the rest of the weekend. In their homers. Success isnt surprising to me, coach Tim Walton said. It was fun watching. Stewart showed the most power over the weekend. She hit a three-run bomb against Creighton on Friday and a solo shot against No. 16 Arizona on Sunday. I didnt even think it was going I was just trying to get a triple. In addition to her home runs, Stewart also hit two doubles and a triple the I was super nervous, Stewart said. I looked at coach, and he was like, Calm down. Then, I hit the triple, and I just relaxed and started playing my game. On Monday, the freshman second baseman was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week. Gammel and senior Kelsey Horton weekend. Hortons home run came on a 3-2 count in the opening game against Creighton, and it gave No. 5 Florida (50) a lead it would never relinquish. Gammels bomb came during UFs 14-3 win against Arizona on Sunday. out of the way), Gammel said. Espemy senior year. Schwarz added two blasts during the run against then-No. 3 California. The home run against Cal was a clutch home run, Walton said. We needed that. Although Schwarzs batting average Walton said she would continue to start. He expects her bat to come around. Schwarzs second blast started Floridas six-run seventh inning against Arizona on Sunday. Gammels home run followed, but both would be topped by an even bigger blast. Later in the inning, sophomore Bailey Castro came to the plate with the bases of the season a grand slam. Florida plays Jacksonville (3-1) on the road tonight at 6. Walton is skeptical of the Gators ability to keep scoring via the long ball. Jacksonville is a tough place to play, he said. Youre down in a valley, so the ball doesnt carry there very well. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15Alligator File Photo / David Carr MAX MATTERNAlligator StaffA year ago, Taylor McCord trotted onto the opener against Jacksonville. After transferring to JU following her freshman season at UF, Mcopportunity. The No. 3 Gators (1-0) will travel to Jacksonville to take on the Dolphins (1-1) tonight at 7. in the fourth meeting in as many years between the two teams. Jacksonville is known for its high-powered year with 18.2 goals per game. However, those numbers have not translated into wins against Florida. In three matches against the Gators, the Dolphins managed only 20 goals. UF has scored 48 in that span. Jacksonville is coming off an impressive 15-7 win against Vanderbilt during which the Dolphins scored 11 straight goals. This is a very, very good team, and one thats not to be taken lightly, Florida coach Amanda OLeary said. For us, I think its being able to stay composed, stick to the game plan. They have some great offensive players that are quick and fast. McCord shined against the Commodores, scoring two goals and tallying two assists. OLeary said UF needs to keep tabs on McCord because her lefty presence will prove challenging for the Gators defense. Taylor was a great player, and she is going to continue to develop and become an even better player, OLeary said. We are going to have to focus on her for sure. Nora Barry and Shannon Gilroy were McCords roommates. All three enrolled at Florida as part of the 2011 recruiting class. Barry and Gilroy said seeing Taylor in an justment. It will be a little strange playing against her, a little sad, Barry said. But Im really glad that she is happy with her decision to go play at Jacksonville. Gilroy added: Personally, Im very excited because Taylor was one of my best friends. Im so happy she was able to transfer there because she is so much happier and she has a really big impact on that team. Two other familiar faces Barry and Gilroy will recognize are Jacksonville coach Mindy McCord and assistant coach Paul McCord, better known by the UF sophomores as Taylors parents. Im really excited to see her and her par ents, because we were really close, Barry said. The thought of competing against her for mer teammate on a draw or a groundball made Gilroy laugh. It would be comical to face off against her, because we are so close, Gilroy said.Florida lacrosse facing former teammateSOFTBALL UF hopes to build on early power hitting STAFF REPORT Championship left Florida tied for second place, the Gators shooting a combined 302 (+18) on Tuesday. Every Florida starter shot worse in the second round mark, jumping from even par in Round 1 (71) to a 7 over par (78) in Round 2. remained tied for second after the second round despite shooting 1 over par (72). After falling to 24 over par, UFs chances of winning its fourth tournament this season have slimmed. Hedberg has the best chance to bring a title back to Gainesville. Floridas depth has been a strength this season, but the Gators relied on their top two starters, Hedberg and senior Isabelle Lendl, to keep them in contention for the title dur ing the second round. Lendls score changed the least from the a 74 (+3) on Monday to a 75 (+4) on Tuesday. Piccios drastic fall contributed to Floridas 14-stroke deficit to current leader No. 3 USC. Piccio was tied with Hedin the second round dropped into a tie at 23rd. 74 (+3) in Round 1 and a 77 (+6) in Round 2. Both scores are lower than her average of 78.1. Elcin Ulu has not fared well in the Grumman Challenge. She shot an 83 (+12) in the second round. UF Golf McCord

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