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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 106 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Atypical UF engineering student wins $25,000He won the money in a Kaplan sweepstakes, pg 5. Gainesville Improv Festival gets silly during showsThe festival was from Wednesday to Saturday, pg 8. Officials light dry Paynes Prairie brush on fire on purpose FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 1378 /65 Patric Young and the Gators focused on their inside presence to great effect in Saturdays victory. Read the story on page 16. Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffSticking to His GunsMayor Craig Lowe speaks to demonstrators on Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Saturday evening. Read the story on page 8. ABOUT 89.3 MILLION VISITED FLORIDA IN 2012. CHAD FURSTAlligator Contributing WriterLarry Glines knows the way to Florida well. The 19-year-old UF physics freshman, born and raised in Las Vegas, made the trip to Florida with his family frequently, visiting Gainesville before attending UF. He was just one of the millions State each year. A record 89.3 million visitors came to Florida in 2012, breaking the 2011 record by about two million, according to a Visit Florida press release. This increase can also be seen in Gainesville. John Pricher, assistant director of Visit Gainesville, said UF accounts for most of the visitors to Gainesville, especially during football season and graduation. In 2012, about 1,765,000 people stayed in Alachua County hotel rooms, an increase of more than 3 percent from 2011, according to Smith Travel Research. As Floridas tourism numbers continue to increase, some believe 2013 will be another record-breaking year. Obviously the past is a good predictor of the future, and considering that Florida continues to grow, I dont see why it wouldnt, said Jordan Meyer, director of communications and marketing at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Glines said hes glad to be staying in Florida for longer than just a visit. I like the people, and I kind of like the rain because I come from the desert, he said.Florida, Gainesville draw tons of tourists KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterGainesville Police is investigating a Saturday morning armed robbery and attempted rape at a southwest Gainesville apartment complex. At about 3 a.m. Saturday, a woman well of Building D of The Enclave Apartments complex, located at 3000 SW 35th Place, when a man wearing black clothing approached her with a knife, said GPD wallet and keys and then attacked her, forcing her to bend over and put her hands on the stairs, Tobias said. The woman pushed the man and tried to run away. In the process, her tooth was knocked out, Tobias said. The womans friend heard her scream and ran back to the stairwell, Tobias said. The man then pulled out a silver handgun and pointed it at the friend. Both women ran away to a car, where another friend was waiting for them and drove them to Shands at UF, Tobias said. When GPD arrived at the complex, an 28, of 2427 NW 147th St., outside Building D, Tobias said. to the apartment complex from the Ridgemar Commons Apartments, located in the 3600 block of Southwest 34th Street, to meet with a girl in Building C, Tobias said. cut on his arm. Pittman said he got the cut from jumping over a fence. Police investigates robbery, sexual battery at the Enclave ALEX HARRISAlligator Contributing WriterWelcome to the conversation. Those were the words that TEDxUF 2013 curator Stefan Wolff said Saturday as he welcomed the audience of about 1,600 people. The independently organized TEDxUF event brought together nine speakers who embody TEDs main principle ideas worth spreading. TED is not to make yourself famous. Its not to get paid, said Wolff, a 20-year-old economics junior. Its because you feel like you have a story worth sharing. The speakers were united by a theme of Pursuing Passion, but they covered a wide array of toping your authentic self and racial issues. This was the fourth TEDx event held at UF, and it has quickly proved itself to TED organizers. As of last year, were in the top 10 percent of all TEDx conferences in the world, Wolff said. The ranking is based on the number of people attending, which makes TEDxUF one of the biggest TEDx events in the world. The popularity of TED drew volunteer Sara Schwartz. Schwartz, a 19-year-old architecture sophomore, had watched many TED videos over the years. Im really interested in the ones about design, but theyre all really good, honestly, Schwartz said. A favorite speaker of Schwartzs was Rebecca Brown, the head of the Streetlight program, which pairs volunteer college students with ill or dying teenagers. Browns moving speech on death and dying brought many in the audience to tears, Schwartz said.TEDxUF gets 1,600 attendees talking about pursuing passionSEE CRIME, PAGE 4 SEE TED, PAGE 4CAMPUS Im really interested in the ones about design, but theyre all really good, honestly.Sara SchwartzTED volunteer Man was arrested, then released

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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 106 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 TODAYFORECASTTHUNDER STORMS 78/65 THUNDER STORMS 75/53 SUNNY 71/48 SUNNY 66/40 PARTLY CLOUDY 63/40 FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY WHATS HAPPENING?Diversifying UF The panel and audience discussion will look at the history of different racial, ethnic and gendered populations at UF and the relationship of cur ricular programs to the growing and changing UF faculty, staff and Student Body. The event is at 6 p.m. in Smathers Library, Room 1A. For more information, visit www.humanities.ufl.edu. Speech contests set for Tuesday Talking Gators Toastmasters will host its annual Speech and Table Topics Contests on Tuesday. The winner of each contest will go on to the Area 70 competition in March. The event begins at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology Building, Room 1031. The event is open to everyone. For more information, go to talkinggators.toastmastersclubs.org. Falafel Fest 2013 Want to taste falafel? UF Hillel and Jewish Awareness Month are hosting Falafel Fest 2013 on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The event will take place in the Hillel side yard off University Avenue. Sample falafel from Farahs, Sababa UF at Hillel, Falafel King Sandwiches and Gyro Plus. UF Amnesty International On Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Plaza of the Americas, UF Amnesty will hold its biggest awareness event of the semester, the Day of Action. Come out for food and fun activities. Join in the fight for human rights. Gators for Haven Hospice Gators for Haven Hospice is an are suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced meditators. The classes start Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Sacred Earth Center. UFPD Office of Victim Services peer advocates The UFPD Office of Victim Services is looking for peer advocates to serve for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. All peer advocates must complete a formal application and undergo a criminal background check. Please contact the office directly with any questions at 352-392-5648. 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. organization that provides networking opportunities for hospice volunteers at UF while promoting the goals of Haven Hospice. Come to the meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in CSE, Room E222, to find out more. Symphony Orchestra concert The UF Symphony Orchestra will host its final concert of the Spring semes ter Thursday. Performances will include Morton Goulds Latin-American Symphonette in celebration of the composers 100th birthday, Richard Wagners Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Love-Death with soprano Elizabeth Graham in celebration of the compos ers 200th birthday and Igor Stravinskys The Rite of Spring in celebration of the 100th anniversary of its Paris premiere. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the University Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, check out www.arts.ufl.edu. Meditation classes There will be an expansion to a weekly meditation class with Kelsang Chokyan and Jose Davila in Gainesville. The new series is entitled Love Without Pain. Classes will consist of guided meditations, a talk and discussion. The classes

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 March 1, 1979: Kappa Alpha fraternity reported their ConFeb. 27, 1986: Feb. 29, 1996: March 1, 2002 KRISTAN WIGGINS TRAFFIC WAS TEMPORARILY SHUT DOWN. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff Writer Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org.David Carr / Alligator StaffTwo cars collided near the intersection of Southwest Archer Road and Gale Lemerand Drive on Friday afternoon. The crash sent three people to Shands at UF for treatment. Southwest Archer Road crash sends three people to Shands at UF

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ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterTo stay current with the regulations affecting credit and debit card payments, the university created a committee to establish a standardized policy. Currently, places that accept credit card payments like the Univeristy Athletic Association, the UF Foundation and Shands at UF are on different contracts. The committee wants to make everything consistent, said Stuart Hoskins, senior associate controller. He said the growing popularity of electronic payments comes with risks, and the committee is concerned with adher ing consistently to the rules set in place by credit card companies. The university is also concerned about having airtight policies to keep information secure, Hoskins said. We know we are dealing with very sensitive information. Identify theft is a frequent topic. Thats why credit card companies have created these standards, he said. The committee is still inviting its members but will begin meetings next month. The agenda will include ensuring the privacy and security of payment card data stored and transmitted through UF by developing standards for application processes, contracts with third parties, terms of use and audit requirements. We need to do everything we can here to make sure information is secure, Hoskins said. We know this is the way people want to pay their bills. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes agreed. You want your credit cards to be safe, dont you? she said. We have a lot of you. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org.UF hoping to build creditBrown was one of about 30 speakers solicited before the team chose the nine speakers and two performers, Wolff said. He said his team sought speakers based on their ideas, not their merit. The job, at the end of the day, of the curator is to make sure the people on stage are doing their ideas justice and really being proponents of ideas worth spreading, Wolff said. Other than the speakers, a major highlight of the TEDxUF event was the possibility to network, said Tommy Goode, a 24-yearold iOS developer for Feathr, a Gainesville startup company that creates applications for confer ences. Participants information was gathered at sign-up and upon their arrival, they received a name tag with their information and a app, developed by Feathr. We are hoping that there are other conference directors here that are observing and seeing how well this app is going to work out, Goode said. The app offered a map of the event, a schedule and a contact list of every attendee. People could meet new connections and add them to multiple social networks all on one app. We were looking for new and innovative ways to get to the audience and get them to connect with each other, and this was the perfect marriage of both needs, Wolff said. 4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013Alex Yamato / AlligatorTEDxUF speaker Rebecca Brown talks about challenging the stigma about death at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday. THE COURT WILL RECONVENE LATER. COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterThe UF Supreme Court did not come to a conclusion Sunday night regarding the constitutionality of UFs Student Government executive branchs power to remove directors. Billy Vranish, the former director of exter nal affairs, appealed to the court after Student The court deadlocked over two issues: the constitutionality of the Governmental Boards, Commissions, and Subsidiary Organizations codes and how they may contradict the UF Constitution; and the basis of why Vranish was terminated. The codes state the Student Body president and the SG Executive Committee can law, a bad job or not doing his or her job. The departments can be removed by the Student Body president. Solicitor General Ryan Gilbert, who represented Villamil in the hearing, argued that Villamil terminated Vranish because he was not doing his job. because of different political beliefs. Vranish, who was appointed by former Student Body President Ben Meyers in May 2011, said he was thinking of being Meyers campaign manager if Meyers decided to run in the 2013 SG elections, which he didnt. Acting Chief Justice Tim Mason said Vranishs argument might not stand without concrete evidence that Villamil discriminated for political reasons. did or did not say, he said. Mason invited Chief Justice Matt Michel to join the court at the next hearing to debate the constitutionality of the case. Michel recused himself from the hearing because of his personal connection with Vranish. The court will reconvene at a later date to further discuss the case. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator. org.UF Supreme Court deadlocks JOVAHN HUERTASAlligator Contributing WriterA group of high school students hit the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail on Satur cycling. The Newberry High School Climate Change Corps hosted its Environmental Bike Rally at the Boulware Springs Park trailhead, located at 3300 SE 15th St. About 10 club members gathered at the entrance of the trail, handing out water bottles and granola bars to cyclists and pedestrians. The students also displayed a cardboard poster that gave information on how a person can reduce his or her carbon footprint. One way is through cycling. Cynthia Holland, a science teacher at Newberry High and adviser to the Climate Change Corps, said cycling not only helps reduce car bon emissions, but it can also be a good way Its healthy for the environment and healthy for people, she said, a win-win situation. Club members interacted with more than 100 people at the trail, Holland said. But they didnt do it alone. Several members of the Gainesville Cycling Club helped club members raise awareness to passers-by about cycling. Allyson Gill, vice president of the Gainesville Cycling Club, said the she was impressed with the students work at the event. The kids were very knowledgeable about the carbon footprint issue, she said. Im proud of what theyre doing. The event was part of the clubs participation in the Lexus Eco Challenge, a national competition among high school and middle school students to make a positive impact in the environment, said Blake Stefanelli, a Newberry High junior and club member. In January, the group was announced as challenge, allowing the students to compete for a $30,000 prize in the last round. As part of their goal to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, Stefanelli said he and the others built a solar water heater for the school roof and planted seedlings at the Watermelon Pond Wildlife and Environmental Area. Not only do we educate people, but we do things ourselves to help out, he said. For Holland, the events showed students the value of volunteering in their community. They see how they can make a difference, she said. Its really empowering to them.Newberry High School students join cycling conversation a gun on him. Police then arrested Pittman on a loitering and prowling charge. Later, during a lineup, the victim and her friends couldnt identify Pittman as the man they saw Saturday morning. Police booked Pittman into the Alachua County Jail just after 6 a.m. Saturday. He was released at about 1 p.m. after he met bond. Tobias said GPD is now turning to the public for help in the case. After an interview with the victim and her friends, Tobias said there may be more possible witnesses to the crime, including two college-aged men in the parking lot and one white man who may had seen the crime from the second If you have information about this investigation, contact GPD detective Chris King at 352-393-7660. You can also submit an anonymous tip by texting GPDFL plus your tip to 274637. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator.org. CRIME, from page 1There may be more witnesses to the crime Nine spoke, two performed Saturday TED, from page 1Sikes They were promoting sustainability The kids were very knowledgeable about the carbon footprint issue.Allyson Gillvice president of the Gainesville Cycling Club

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 JENSEN WERLEYAlligator Contributing WriterJustin Correll has gotten lucky before. In elementary school, he entered stakes. Correll, a UF electrical engineer to the average college student. At age 30, he is back at school electrician. transferred to UF over the Summer in order to make a better career for of $25,000. to say, Correll said. What do you say? undergraduates, has been going on for 10 years, said Jeff Thomas, grams. One name gets selected in the Thomas said one reason the terest students in taking higher education classes such as getting a Many do choose to go to graduate school, and others choose to gets his bachelors degree in electrical engineering. credit card debt he incurred through his life change from full-time electrician to full-time student. Part of the debt came from a $4,000 renovation he had to make to his Jacksonville condo in order to rent it out so he could move to Gainesville. Correll said the rest of the monto get by. a $500 Cannondale road bike, a used one in good condition. rell said. be able to travel, either at the beginning of Summer or this December. When Correll does begin to start studying for graduate school, he if I didnt use them, he said. Correll said he has gotten lucky the bike in elementary school. Usufrom on the day he got the call from He said quitting his job and goSarah Fickett / AlligatorJustin Correll, 30, a UF electrical engineering junior, won $25,000 from Kaplan Test Preps annual Where Will You Take You sweepstakes. Atypical UF engineering student wins $25,000 in sweepstakes Most people dont know what to say. What do you say?Justin CorrellUF electrical engineering student

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialMONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 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 EDITOR11% YES 89% NO116 TOTAL VOTESFridays question: Do you know someone who will major in African American studies? Todays question: Do you think gun laws should be stricter?Women in UFC are kicking major buttLadies and gentlemen, step right this way to an event that can both knock your teeth out and knock your mixed martial arts match ever for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. This aint your bikini mud wrestling or lingerie league, ing for a reason. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is or bloody, but that has never stopped people from paying to see it. Marine and Iraq War veteran who takes down her opponents with a vicious rear choke. She is up to give Ronda Rousey, the touted industry favorite, a run for her money. Rousey is feated since the start of her mixed martial arts days. ture armbar that can break their backs, Rousey has put the superstar. ity gimmick into a regular event for the Ultimate Fighting Championship: Would you pay to see it? So far, the consensus seems to be yes. Rousey against Carmouche packed a full house, and the sports reporters all licity hype. The real unsung hero out of this entire event, other than the ing Championship. White once famously said there would never be a womens mixed martial arts match allowed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but the story goes that all of that changed once he met Ronda Rousey. mouche into an armbar hold until she tapped out. All of this sounds like a Lifetime story about how some tive sport, but really, it was a story it better. 2000s, White understood this was a cash cow that couldnt be ignored. Gina Carano into the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but one superstar to make something like a womens division legitimate, so I think he has been biding his time until more until he unleashed a full womens title match to the Ultimate Fighting Championship audiences. White then publicly announced his change of heart to the media in order to generate publicity and more ticket history being made. Some might call White an opportunist looking to make a buck, but, to be honest, thank God he played it the way he did. If womens matches in the big league are a step forward for women in mixed martial arts and people will also pay to see it, then that alone will push forward its acceptance all that much faster. At the end of the day, we see two types of people that the world cant live without: businessmen willing to take a risk Lauren Flannery is a business administration sophomore at UF. Her column usually runs on Tuesdays. Jog Hog: Amazing 101-yearold runner retiresIts the week before Spring Break. Feeling a little down? Or mester? Lets slow things down with a little inspiration to keep you turns 102 years old April 1. I fear that when I stop running, people will no longer love eryone loves me... I hope nobody will forget or ignore me. When tention. The Associated Press explained he started running as a way ticularly hard toll on Singh because of its grisly nature. Singh in the middle of a storm when a piece of corrugated metal blown by the wind decapitated Kuldip in front of his fathers eyes. The rest of his children have since moved away from their home, so he decided to move in with his youngest son, who lives in London. Thats where he found other Sikh marathon runners. the twilight of his life when he decided to run his way out of depression instead of completely giving up. From a tragedy has come a lot of success and happiness, Singh said before the race as he explained how running has changed his life, allowing an illiterate farmer to travel the world, report by the AP. learn from it. Singh certainly sounds like one of the most positive and push through the terrible times? his shoulders. The reason for my good health is that I exercise daily and follow a proper diet regime, he said, according to the New York Daily News. I take happiness in biggest proportions though my actual diet is very small. cal health. If youre eating healthy and exercising at least a little, then odds are youll be doing better in the brain department, too. We cant forget there are millions of people who are going through tougher times than we are. Theres no need to compare personal problems to those around the world, but maybe we can turn to Singhs story when Lauren Flanneryopinions@alligator.org

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 If youre a person who enjoys having a slice of cold pizza for breakfast, Satchels Pizza isnt for you. No doggie bag necessary. Satchels Pizza, established by Steve Satchel Raye in 2003, begins its day building beautiful pizza pies for hungry hipster customers at 7 a.m. when the dough is made, said day manager Jim McRae. This unique pizza place greets customers upon arrival with clinking chimes blowing in the breeze, eclectic and vibrant colors of geometrical stained glass window panes, and the fragrant smell of sweet dough and pizza sauce. Even the walls are covered by local artists best pieces of the month. Despite all the competition, the real art is scattered all over the menu: the pizza. Every order, each individual slice, is made to perfection and by no miracle, either. Satchels Pizza understands the value of consistency in culinary art. Its about training the kitchen staff to do things perfectly. The produce choices are tenfold, but for my little slice of heaven, appropriately brought out to my table to You Are My Sunshine playing softly in the background, I chose to order the Mama, which comes with four toppings of the customers choice. For me, it was artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms. With fresh and almost always local produce bought from Rainbow Produce just down the road from the restaurant, Satchels Pizza strives to give back to the community, said McRae, which is exactly what happens when my plate of art is sat on the table. The single slice of an 18-inch pie comes layered in tenderly warmed vegetables with mozzarella cheese that holds together as its pulled apart like wistful lovers. Cut into a symmetrical triangle isosceles for the mathletes out there the piece is colored with that of clear intent to make it as pleasing to the eye as possible. The spinach is spread on top of the cheese like a cool bed with green satin sheets, followed by mushrooms, the light lime artichokes and the pop of red provided by the sun-dried tomatoes. Steam comes off the edge of the pizza with each bite. Luckily, the space between the pointy tip that is eagerly bitThe crust hits my tongue with a zap of salt, followed by Mark Rodriguez, a member of the kitchen staff, said this pizza, like thousands of others before it, has been put through a three-day process, which includes 10 to 20 minletting the dough rise. The dough is then stretched, sauced and cheesed, and cooked for six minutes. On the toppings go and back in the oven for seven more minutes, he said. dont just want to plop the toppings on there all sloppy. Once my slice had been buttered, it was sent out to me for the real test. Although people eat pizza every day via a delivery brand or, I daresay, maybe DiGiorno, Satchels Pizza is an experience. One slice is like a garden grown on the sweetest smelling, golden-brown soil. Once the pizza is under your nose and no longer seen by your eyes, you discover the texture of the combination of vegetables and crust. The vegetables are well-cooked but not overcooked, an admirable feat, considering the pizza serves as their only heating pan. As a whole, the elements of the piece of the pie work together to impress any picky palate and, as any good restaurant sporting Italian food should, bring together a community of pizza lovers. We try to be a sustainable sort of restaurant, use recyclable materials buy all local as much as possible to give back to the community without driving prices, McRae said. Its a family feel more than anything, a different atmosphere in the sense that its a local place and not a chain I think thats important. But to the food lovers we all are, the important thing is the value of a great slice of pizza that is treated like a real work of art. And my slice of Satchels pizza was a masterpiece. Carina Seagrave is a journalism student at UF.Satchels pizza is a work of art Guest columnCarina SeagraveSpeaking Out We are at the end of an era of compromise and complacency. We have no more time for armchair activists and social media pundits. We do not live in a post-racial society. negate the fact that black and brown youth are in a state of emergency. Children are our societys canaries in a mine. Its time to stop pretending our canaries arent dying. Its time for us to make decisions about our own lives. Weve decided that we have worth. On Feb. 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on his way home from a convenience store in Sanford, Fla. Trayvon, a 17 year-old boy, was seen as inherently dangerous: a criminal, a second-class citizen by virtue of being black. He was ultimately shot for being somewhere Zimmerman deemed inappropriate. In 1955, two men also decided a black childs life held no value. Emmett Till, a 14-year-old, was dragged out of his home, taken to a barn, shot in the head and mutilated until unrecognizable because he stepped out of his place. In 1787 226 years ago at the Constitutional Convention, our Founding Fathers formally decided the life of a black person was not equivalent to that of a white person in America. In fact, our Constitution claimed that we, who were white whole and called it a compromise. Surely not a compromise we agreed on! The founders of this nation set a precedent, one that continuously manifests itself in our society. So much so that on Feb. 26, when Zimmerman decided to shoot and kill Trayvon as he walked home, Florida was all but ready to send Zimmerman on his way. As a result, we began to awaken and gain a new consciousness. We took to the streets. We protested. And for a short period of time, we stood together, and we decided this was not justice. Out of this turmoil arose the Dream Defenders, and weve been building ever since. Weve been building because we are living in a state of emergency. Look at our public schools, for example. What was once a visit to the principal or counselin the back of a police car. Shoving in hallways (battery), taking something from a classmates book bag (theft or robbery) or being a class clown (disorderly conduct) are all grounds for arrest in Florida schools. In Alachua County, where black students make up about 32 percent of the student population, they account for 76 percent of school-based arrests, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Black students are about two to three times more likely to be suspended, expelled or arrested than white students for the same kind of conduct. Its not because black kids behave worse than other students. You would think after 226 years, black youth would stop being unfairly treated like criminals and secondclass citizens. As Malcolm X said, The young generation dont want to hear anything about the odds are against us. What do we care about odds? We have decided we are ignoring precedent. Weve decided we are whole. We will no longer be second-class citizens in the country that was built on our backs. Its time we remember how we felt a year ago today. Its time we remember how we felt when voter suppression laws swept this state. It is time we remember no human is illegal. It is time we stand our ground and demand our kids be taught rather than dismissed and senselessly killed. It is time we stop reacting and start building: no more Trayvon Martins, no more Jordan Davises, no more Rodrigo Diazes and no more Emmett Tills. So, we welcome you to the Dream Era; its only just begun. session, on the steps of the Old Capitol of Florida, where we will deliver the real State of the State address. The Dream Era is an era that will be propelled by black and brown youth who spent their formative years criminalized, marginalized, tossed aside and forgotten. Weve found beauty in the dark; we found strength in our struggle and determination through despair. Now, were ready to set new precedents. Jonel Edwards is a political science senior at UF. She is the vice president of the UF Dream Defenders and the president of the Gator Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.Trayvon Martin and the end of an eraGuest columnJonel EdwardsSpeaking Out

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JOSE ZOZAYAAlligator Contributing WriterEager improvisational comedy fans and supportive families gathered last week for the eighth annual Gainesville Improv Festival. From Wednesday to Saturday, the festival celebrated improvisational and sketch theater, featuring 24 groups from Florida and across the country. The groups performed pure improvisation, scripted comedy and musical comedy acts. The festival also included a series of educational workshops for attendees featuring comedy instructors from across the U.S. The festival held performances at High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave., and the Squitieri Studio Theatre, located inside the UFs Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The four-day festival featured two shows per night with three acts performing. present, each show featured a North Florida improv comedy group. The Shock Ts, a musical comedy group from Chicago, made their Gainesville debut Saturday night, performing in a nearly sold-out show at the Squitieri Studio Theatre. During the performance, the group performed original songs. In one song, they sang about people not enjoying William Shakespeares literature. The group consists of Sarah Shockey, Tyler Paterson and Tim Dunn. Shockey, 25, said she met Paterson, 29, and Dunn, 28, while taking classes at the Second City, a comedy theater and improvisation school located in Chicago. Shockey said one way the group creates new material is by continuously bouncing ideas off each other. Its all a collaborative effort, she said. Its like quilting little, fun ideas together. The festival also featured a performance from UFs own Theatre Strike Force. Adriana Robles, a 19-year-old UF telecommunication sophomore and a second-year Theatre Strike Force member, said she was excited to perform with her group in front of some of her comedic heroes. At the same time, she said, it was a challenging experience. Robles added that she credits the festivals success to the support among comedy groups within the improv community. We all tell each other we have each others back, she said. Everyones got your back. 8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013Moises Reyes / AlligatorMembers of UFs Theatre Strike Force perform during the last night of the 8th Annual Gainesville Improv Festival at Squitieri Studio Theatre on Saturday. LOCALGainesville Improv Fest gets silly during weekend shows ALL SIX MAYORAL CANDIDATES ATTENDED. BILLY KENNEDYAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville city election candidates discussed transportation needs, the closing of a former jail and building renovations during a forum Saturday afternoon. The Alachua County League of Women Voters hosted the third candidate forum of the 2013 Gainesville city elections at the First United Methodist Church, located at 419 NE First St. About 65 people attended the event. The forum began with the mayoral debate and was attended by all six candidates: former commis sioners Ed Braddy and Scherwin L. Henry, former Gainesville-Alachua County Regional Airport Author ity board member Pete Johnson, incumbent Craig Lowe, Donald E. Shepherd Sr. and Mark Venzke. Candidates talked about the citys plan to turn the former Gainesville Correctional Institution into a homeless center. Henry said he supported the plan. This would be an asset to not only the eastern part of the city, but the city and county as a whole, he said. Shepherd agreed, saying the purchase would be one more step toward our city growing to be a better city. Candidates also talked about the citys Vision 2020 Master Plan, which is a $50 million initiative to improve city parks. Johnson said the plan was ambitious and was concerned if the city could afford it. Braddy was against the plan. We dont need to build the Taj Mahal of parks, he said. On the topic of transportation needs, candidates discussed their positions on a new funding initiaLowe supported new funding and said adding a bus rapid transit system is important. We need to have a future-oriented view on transportation, he said Venzke agreed, saying he saw a need for new, safer bikeways. Braddy, however, was also against bringing a bus rapid transit system to Gainesville. The dynamics simply do not work here, he said. The forum also featured the City Commission District 4 debate. W.E. Mac McEachern, 20-yearold UF building construction junior Alfredo Espinosa and incumbent Randy Wells all attended.City candidates talk transportation, park plan during forum LAUREN RICHARDSONAlligator Contributing WriterHowell Raines, former executive editor of The New York Times and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will speak about his career in journalism at 6 p.m. at UFs Bob Graham Center for Public Service in Pugh Hall. Mike Foley will lead the free event in an interview format. Foley, a master lecturer in UFs College of Journalism and Communications, will ask Raines about his experience stepping 11, the Jayson Blair scandal and his opinions on the present state of jour nalism. Following the program, attendees will be able to ask questions. I think a young journalist or someone wondering about journalism could certainly use his insight into the business, both then and now, Foley said. About 150 people are expected to attend, said spokeswoman Shelby Taylor. UF student Leila Milgrim said shes excited to hear Raines speak. Im excited to gain insight about the business from such an established guy who has had such a great career, the 21-year-old journalism senior said. Raines began his career at The New York Times in 1978 as a national correspondent based in Atlanta. He held several positions for the publication over the years, ending as executive editor in May 2003, when he was dismissed because of the Jayson Blair scandal. An internal investigation found 36 of Blairs stories over a six-month period contained faked bylines or evidence of plagiarism. The Hugh Cunningham Professorship in Journalism Excellence and the College of Journalism and Communications are sponsoring the program.Former NYT editor to speak HE PLANS TO PRESENT A RESOLUTION. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville Mayor Craig Lowe announced plans to present a resolution supporting gun safety to the City Commission during a demonstration on Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Saturday. The demonstration was held to urge Rep. Ted Yoho, of Gainesville, to support laws to reduce gun violence. Lowe said Gainesville can advocate to federal and state legislatures to approve regulation that includes the removal of loopholes in background checks and limits on magazine capacity. Gun violence is a serious problem in our country, he said. I think we need a comprehensive approach to that problem that includes a regulaThe demonstration was or ganized by Karen Epple, the MoveOn.org Gainesville council coordinator. Epple, 59, said both Yoho and Sen. Bill Nelson will be voting on bills regarding gun violence, and she wanted them to know their constituents want gun control. Every day, 270 people in the United States are shot in murders, assaults, suicides and police interventions, she said. More than 30 people attended Saturdays demonstration. Attendees had the option to wear name tags with the number of individuals they know who have been affected by gun violence. Epple wore the number three. My sister and my mother both were held at gunpoint by men who supposedly loved them, she said. My brother times he had people try to shoot him. Alachua County School Board chair Eileen Roy was one of the speakers at the event. We cant stand idle and not do anything when 20 kids are killed, she said. Everybody is worried about the schools, and Im responsible for the schools. Also present was a imper sonator acting as Abraham Lincoln, who Epple said was a victim of gun violence. Although impersonator Lew Welge, 57, was not wear ing a name tag with a number, he said his alcoholic father once held him and his mother at gunpoint. If we had looked the wrong way or made a snide remark, my mother and I might both be dead, he said. Attendees had the opportunity to sign petitions supporting actions to reduce gun violence. The event ended with a candlelight vigil for victims.Mayor shies from the big gunsRaines We cant stand idle and not do anything when 20 kids are killed.Eileen RoyAlachua County School Board chair

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9David Carr / Alligator Staff LOCAL ALEX HARRISAlligator Contributing WriterA helicopter streaked through the Friday morning sky, dropping tiny spheres that ignited dry brush and sent plumes of smoke into the air. It wasnt doomsday but an aerial ignition-controlled burn at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. The burn was part of a partner ship between the Florida Forest Ser vice and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Normally, prescribed burns are done by a ground crew who walks through the area using personal Fridays aerial ignition burn, however, used a helicopter to burn areas unavailable to ground crews, said David Jowers, park manager of Paynes Prairie. You can burn larger parcels of property in a shorter period of time and get all the smoke up and out of the area and safely accomplish the goal, he said. The burn had been planned nine different times this winter, but because of weather conditions, it had to be called off, Jowers said. On Friday, however, weather conditions were ideal for the burn. About 15 volunteers donned in several spots of the 750-acre burn zone. over the burn zone, dropping small when they hit the ground. Amber Roux, a Paynes Prairie park specialist, said the spheres, which resemble ping pong balls, cals. At the time that theyre dispensed, theyre injected with another chemical that causes a chemical reaction, she said. Its delayed enough to get the sphere off the helicopter and hopefully to the ground as its combusting. Roux said Fridays burn was aimed at ridding the prairie of extra vegetation that could be hazardous also aimed at combating the spread of invasive hardwood trees. [The burn] helps promote the kind of wildlife habitat necessary for the wildlife in this ecosystem, she said. HES ON A 9,000-MILE BUS COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterBob Votruba was watching TV in Cleveland when the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings became breaking news. As the father of three thencollege-aged children, he wondered about how he could counteract the gunmans actions. So, Votruba founded One Million Acts of Kindness. And on Friday, nearly six years later, his Kindness Bus was parked on Buckman Drive to spread messages of peace to UF students. Being a dad thats what got me into this, Votruba said. UF was one stop on his 9,000-mile bus tour to raise awareness about bullying and adolescent suicide. The tour began in October and will go around the nation before ending with a 1,300-mile bike ride in New York City. On Friday, 57-year-old Votruba walked around UFs campus with his 5-year-old Boston terrier, Bogart, asking students to do small acts of kindness like holding a door open for someone or saying thank you. There will be lives saved because of this ride, he said. Votruba said when students walked by the bus, they usually gave Votruba a thumbs-up or stopped to pet Bogart. A lot of kids remember someone who was bullied, he said. UF journalism freshman Car men Kelly walked by the bus Friday and noticed its message of love and peace toward children. I like seeing that kind of stuff around campus, the 19-year-old said. Votruba visited campus in March 2010. He proudly carries around a picture of Bogart posing next to the Bull Gator. Votruba called One Million Acts of Kindness his individual lifetime goal. He has been invited to the White House by Lynn Rosenthal, the advisor on violence against women, and has been featured on the Oprah Network and CNN. Votruba drives his bus with Bogart to each destination and then bikes around the city spreading his message. His school bus has an 87-square-foot living space with a kennel for Bogart and some storage room. Votruba said his living expenses are mostly from his own savings with a few donations. He said his main message is to have a goal of kindness and get involved in a charity. He said humans should treat each other without judgement and with respect. We should all be like dogs, he said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org. HANNA MARCUSAlligator Contributing Writer to a stop and raised up their windows on the High Dive parking lot in January, they sold out of food in hours. On March 16, Gainesvilles Food Truck Rally will return, and after careful planning, rally organizers and food vendors say they will be better prepared. The next event will include more space for trucks and a 5 p.m. starting time for attendees, said Pat Lavery, an independent promoter for Glory Days Presents! We did a lot of brainstorming and noticed what could be improved, Lavery said. Were trying for everyone to have more inventory, so they can serve longer and have the trucks better staffed and prepared to be able to move the lines faster. The rally will be again hosted by Glory Days Presents! and the Pelican Brothers Food Truck. To reduce wait times, Lavery said admission to the event and concerts will be free. Were hoping people will come eat, enjoy the concert and then come out and eat again, he said. Jason Howey, the 37-year-old owner of the Grilled Cheese Wagon, participated in the January rally. He said he and the other vendors were surprised at the response from the community. Ive never participated in anything like that before, he said. Its an inter esting dynamic. This time, however, Howey said he will be more prepared by bringing a bigger staff and additional equipment. ond griddle this time, he said. That should ensure we can move more items from the griddle to the people and do it faster. SARAH FRICKAlligator Contributing Writer trampoline and Floridas only traveling zip line were enjoyed by about 500 attendees at UFs Family Weekend Spring Edition 2013: Always Orange, Forever Blue. The Division of Student Affairs and the Spring family weekend Friday through Sunday. Any undergraduate or graduate students family members were welcome to attend. Dean of Students Jen Day Shaw said she hopes attendees experienced family bonding, fun and fellowship with other Gator families and university employees. Students and their family members also took advantage of free admittance to Gator Nights, as well as reduced tickets to Gator athletic events, including basketball, lacrosse, gymnastics, baseball and tennis. Dan Fox, Spring Family Weekend program chair and Campus Diplomat, worked with the New Student and Family Programs ensure Family Weekend happened according to plan. He said he enjoyed providing a platform on which students and families could bond together over exciting activities. We here at the University of Florida care a lot about our students and want them to have the best possible experience while here at the university, said the 19-year-old marketing sophomore, and by holding this Family Weekend, it is just another reason for a UF student to appreciate his university and be proud to be a Florida Gator. Yesenia Gomez, a student Preview coordinator, said students are so busy that its nice for them to be able to relax for one weekend. She assisted Family Weekend by running check-in Friday afternoon. The 21-year-old psychology junior said successful Spring family weekends for UFs campus.Votruba ...it is just another reason for a UF student to appreciate his university and be proud to be a Florida Gator.Spring Family Weekend program chair

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 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 Beautiful, safe, furnished 4 BD/4 BA condo at Countryside. Individual leases. Available August. $425/mn/room includes utilities, cable TV, and GRU Hi-Speed internet. Call/text Karen, 904-662-5203. 2-28-13-5-1 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/dry er included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 352-538-2181 lv message 4-24-13-72-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-11-13-167-2 Double your pleasure in our spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath apartments. Individual leasing available! Mention this ad for $0 move in fees!! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 4-24-72-2 Now leasing 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th Street. $425 to $545. Call 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at madisonon20th.com. 4-2413-72-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some w/ enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, BRs carpeted. DW, W/D hk-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus rte, some walk to UF. Sec 8 accepted 352-332-7700 4-24-13-72-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA 530 SQ.FT. Bike to UF through-tree lined streets or ride the bus located one block away! A true 1/1 close but far enough away from the ruckus of the student ghetto. No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 4-24-13-72-2 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 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. 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Large garage with loft. $3,500 Call 352 514 2039 2-26-13-10-2 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408 2/1 Apt 204 NW 18 St. $1200 4/2 house 610 NW 34 Ter $1400 2-28-13-11-2 COUNTRYSIDE 4BR/4BA, furnished common area. Individual leases available. Main bus route. Unit next to pool. $375/room/mo incl all utils & internet. Available mid-May. 561-718-7637 or 561-582-1031 3-21-1320-2 WALK TO UF START SUMMER OR FALL Studios $450-$400 1BR/1BA $550 $525 2BR $650-$850 1 yr lease. SD, NS, NP. Call/Text 352-870-7256 gvll32601@gmail.com 6-20-13-55-2 For RENT: BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN 2BR/1.5BA townhouse $750. MUST see to appreciate!! Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Central Heat/Air. RTS services.(352) 2817411. 2-25-13-5-2 First month rent free! Sublease 3/2 House for Fall 2013/Spring 2014, newly renovated, 1.5 blocks from UF. $1860/month or $620/room Call 561-324-7559 2-26-13-5-2 CLEAN, QUIET 2 BD/2 BA IN SW GNV Units available NOW OR Reserve for FALL All units include washer/dryer/dishwasher RENT = $610 to $725 with deposit www.rentmagnoliamanor.com 352-375-2436 2-28-13-6-2 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 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! 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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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ALLIGATORNEW 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 4-24-13-72-10GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 4-24-72-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-24-13-72-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. MOTORCYCLE TIRE SALE SPORT, STREET, CRUISER, OFF-ROAD. OVER 400 TIRES IN STOCK. MENTION THIS AD FOR $10.OO OFF. RPM MOTORCYCLES 352-377-697 4-2472-11 4-24-13-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors 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 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!!! 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12, ALLIGATOR This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-24-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-24-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. 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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators Track and Field Read the story online at alligatorSports.org. Poll Question 2013? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. See story, page 16.Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffSenior Vickash Ramjit runs to third base during Floridas 8-3 loss to Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday at McKethan Stadium. The Eagles swept the Gators during the weekend series. UF WAS SWEPT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2009. JOSH JURNOVOY Florida had a chance to salvage a bad weekend against Flor ida Gulf Coast. Second baseman Casey Tur geon led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a single and advanced to third on a pickoff atWith Turgeon 90 feet from home, Eagles pitcher Harrison Cooney intentionally walked Zack Powers and Justin Shafer to load the bases with no outs. of the inning unscathed. Swings got too big, coach to stay short to the ball and just that. The 17th-ranked Gators (35) left a season-high 11 runners on base as they fell to the Eagles 7-4 on Sunday at McKethan Stadium. Florida lost 8-2 on Friday and 8-3 on Saturday. time UF has been swept since losing a weekend series at Arkansas in 2009. The Eagles took advantage of nity, capitalizing in the top of the 11th. In his third inning of relief, Shafer retired the leadoff batter before giving up a single to Brandon Bednar and walking pinch scoreboard. I was going to sit off-speed. Dwyer said of his plate approach against Shafer. They had been working away all day. Luckily, he left something up. (I) put a good swing on it. Freshman shortstop Richie back as it should have after failing with the bases loaded in the 10th. It obviously took some of our tempo, Martin said. We had to go back out on dehole. Sophomores Shafer and Powers led off the sixth inning with back-to-back singles. After catcher Kevin Stypulkowski advanced them with a bunt, designated hitter Taylor Gushue tied the game 2-2 on a Florida Gulf Coast completes sweep against FloridaSEE BASEBALL, P A GE 15 MICHELLE PROVENZANO Brianna Morgan let out a yell of relief as she clinched the match point for a Florida victory. The freshman battled through three Stanford on Sunday at Ring Tennis Complex. Morgan previously struggled to maintain control with her serve, losing to Cardinal senior Stacey Tan, who closed up the two-point gap to 5-4. But Morgan battled and found relief the two went to deuce. I feel like I blacked out, Morgan said. All I saw was Lauren (Embree) running at me, and I was like, Oh, I gest the freshman played this season, battling through more than 3 hours of tennis. It says a lot about an athlete, I think, to have the lead, lose the lead and then act like nothing happened, coach Roreally nervous, and to be able to handle some real potential to work with. The looming rainfall proved fortunate for the Gators. The match moved indoors during the last three singles matches, which resulted in two UF wins. had experience practicing in there, and Gators defeat CardinalSEE TENNIS, P A GE 15SWIMMING AND DIVING ROBERT JUDIN After watching Auburn win the Southeastern Conference championship 16 straight The Gators captured the 2013 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships after 11 UF won with a total of 1,408 points. We have been chasing Auburn and nipbeen close a couple of them, coach Gregg Troy said in a release. This kind of takes us over the top from the standpoint that it gets the monkey off our back. SEC champion Georgia and second-place Texas A&M. But the women did not leave College Station, Texas, empty-handed. Senior Elizabeth as the high point winner for the second consecutive year. Natalie Hinds was named SEC Female Freshman Swimmer of the Year. NCAA meet, said Troy, who was named end in itself, but it certainly is a good confer ence win.UF mens team knocks off Auburn, wins SEC crown This kind of takes us over the top from the standpoint that it gets the monkey off our back.Gregg TroyUF coach UF T ennis

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14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 MISSOURI DEFEATED FLORIDA 4-3 ON SATURDAY. ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Writer Florida was scheduled to play 14 innings in its doubleheader against Syracuse and No. 7 Missouri in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic on Friday. The Gators and the Tigers nearly played 14 frames alone. No. 5 Florida (16-1) fell to Missouri (9-1) 4-3 in 12 innings, setting the record for the longest game in UF history. The Gators failed to take advantage of numerous opportunities with runners in scoring position. After tying the game 2-2 in the fourth inning, Florida put a runner frames before extra innings. But Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas struck out three Gators with runand sixth innings to escape jams. Thomas notched 19 strikeouts in the game. She has a really good drop ball, and shell change it up, freshman Kelsey Stewart said. The international tiebreaker rule took effect in extra innings, placing a runner at second to begin each half inning. But it still took four frames before either side scored a run. Hannah Rogers replaced Lauren Haeger after the fourth inning, and had one of her best performances of the season. Rogers tossed 7.2 innings in relief, striking out nine batters. Despite her strong pitching, she picked up the loss. Both teams scored runs in the 11th, setting the stage for the 12th inning. The Gators nearly escaped the 12th without any damage. Catcher Aubree Munro caught the placed runner at third base on a failed squeeze bunt, but Rogers surrendered a double to Missouri junior Mackenzie Sykes and gave up consecutive singles to end the game. Hannah gave it her all, and we couldnt have asked for anything better, Stewart said. It just sucked that we put ourselves in that situation. But the weekend was not a total loss for Florida. Following its defeat on Friday, Florida played Georgia Tech Springs, Calif., tournament. Rogers again relieved Haeger early in the game, pitching four innings out of the bullpen. Floridas offense was mostly but came to life in the sixth inning after Bailey Castro singled, pitches hit Briana Little and Munro and senior Kelsey Horton walked. Stewart came up with the bases loaded and cleared them with a three-run double, providing the difference in the Gators 5-3 win. I was just getting back to what Stewart said, referring to her per formance at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz., which earned her the Week honors. On Thursday, Florida picked up wins against Loyola Marymount and Oklahoma State. Gators offense score eight runs, including two homers. But the second game showcased Haeger in the circle. She fanned eight batters en route to a complete-game shutout The pitching was also strong in Alyssa Bache started against Syracuse. Bache pitched a complete game, surrendering one run while matching a career-high nine strikeouts. ish on their record this year, Stewart said the weekend was positive for the Gators. Yeah, we lost, Stewart said. But theres a lot of positive things to take from it. We have so much Sarah Davis / AlligatorJaterra Bonds (10) drives the lane during Floridas 68-57 loss to Vanderbilt on Feb. 21 in the OConnell Center. Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffSecond baseman Kelsey Stewart (7) catches a ball during warmups between innings in Floridas 9-1 win against UNC Wilmington on Feb. 17 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. WOMENS BASKETBALL PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff Writer Alabama has become a sight for sore eyes for Jaterra Bonds and Florida this season. But Sundays matchup hung in the balance longer than expected. For the second time in Southeastern Conference play, the Gators snapped an extended losing streak with a victory against the Crimson Tide. Using a late second-half run, Florida upended Alabama 67-61 in Foster Auditorium. The Gators beat the Crimson Tide 87-54 on Feb. 3 in Sundays win ended a three-game skid for UF. This is a great sign of this team growing and matur ing and playing the way that we should play in the face of adversity, coach Amanda Butler said. They kept handled the challenges that their coaches issued to them and made plays in critical, critical moments. Nothing proved more critical than Floridas response to Alabama taking a 13-point lead with 10:36 remaining. Following a jumper by Jasmine Robinson, the Crimson Tide led 53-40. Florida responded with a 21-4 run during the next 6:26 to take a 61-57 lead. Alabama (12-15, 2-12 SEC) never countered. We went out there and ran and played defense and did all of the small things that we took for granted in the beginning of the game, sophomore Kayla Lewis said. We just had to come out and play hard to dig out of that hole. Bonds led the Gators with 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting. The Crimson Tide has struggled to slow the junior guard, who scored 16 points on 4-of-6 shooting in UFs 33-point blowout of Alabama earlier this season. Bonds also grabbed six rebounds and collected four assists on Sunday. Lewis said of Bonds. But where she has grown as a player is picking her spots. They were giving her spots, and she was scoring. She took advantage of every opportunity there was for her to score. third-career double-double. half. The two squads combined for 23 turnovers and just 23 made shots prior to halftime. Florida (16-12, 5-9 SEC) led 32-31 at the break despite exhibiting some of its sloppiest play of the season. Junior guard Lily Svete scored all 11 of her points in Alabama opened the second half with an 8-0 run 13-point lead. But the Gators answered to avoid another crippling defeat. We had some players that we had been waiting on earlier in the game to come alive that came alive, Butler The Crimson Tide has dropped eight consecutive games to fall into a tie for last in the SEC with Ole Miss. [Alabama] plays hard in this gym, Lewis said. They took [Arkansas] to triple overtime. They play very well here. 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run-scoring single up the middle. The Gators went up 4-2 when er Cody Dent. The lead would not last. gliozzi, but the sophomore righthe gave up a single to Sean Dwyer Beisner, tying the game 4-4. 12 with two home runs, two doubles and six RBI. his teammates. When we (were) getting guys on, we were getting them over, getting them in. Florida was not able to do so, but Dent said the team will not panic Its a long season, Dent said. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org. KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Staff Writer nights gymnastics meet was more than her college debut. team since they became elite gymnasts. When I was in the elite world, she was always a senior when I was a junior, so I actually never competed with her too much, but it was really exciting. Prior to Friday, Bridgette had only comman had been held to only exhibition action, going shoulder 31 to repair a partially torn that she needs the experience, Faehn said. minimum. It was just a decision that she really has the potential to be a very big contributor, and we wanted to be able to see her out there. Bridgette started her college career by tively. It was not the night that I wanted to out there, Bridgette said. Gators had sisters in the lineup since Lynn ida competed without an all-around competitor. Even with the lineup change, the Gators Floridas lowest beam score this season. help Florida earn its second-highest score on way they pulled it together, Faehn said. Theyre a very strong beam team. There were so many positive highlights (Friday). I the really great moments that were there. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator. org. ALLIGATORSarah Davis / Alligator UF Gymnastics LA CROSSE MAX MATTERNAlligator Writer Sophomore Shannon Gilroy draw controls in No. 3 Floridas Sunday at Dizney Stadium. Danes 21-4 in draw controls. Gilroy said. And when we have team cant score. Gilroys eight draw controls reer. I just do my best when it comes to the draw, Gilroy said. I plan on going straight up in the air every single time, and I do my best to get it. Senior Brittany Dashiell is the She dominated the draw, thats what she does, coach play. Shes not only a threat on In addition to dominating the draw, Gilroy led her team with this season. Senior Ashley Bruns accounted in three days. She is tied with senior Kitty Cullen, who had three with 13 scores. their 31 shots. Their shooting per son. Since Floridas season-openhas opened up. They have aver games. I credit [assistant Erica LaGrow] with putting together a OLeary said. Those players are really well prepared. Obviously, its up to them to execute, and they did. stretch. They never hung their heads in 11 days, thats just overwhelming, OLeary said. They lived up to it, they Gilroy BASEBALL, from page 13that could be a one-up on them. three singles matches to clinch doors. decision played outside. Once Cercone went inside, corner on serve. nipulating pace, Thornqvist Cercones victory helped the tie on the scoreboard and over come the doubles loss. During doubles, Florida tied scores on all courts early on, against the Gators on Court 1 and three points on Court 2 to claim the doubles point. could not overcome short slices singles. Oyen shut out Ahn in Freshman Danielle Collins was the only player to lose in The Cardinals Nicole Gibbs challenged Embree all over the court, sending balls to both sides and giving her a run to balls. The match went into a ended play to give the Gators their victory early. Thornqvist said the team did Thornqvist said. Cercone added: No matter what the score is, were going TENNIS, from page 13

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16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 Kristi Camara / AlligatorPatric Young (4) attempts an alley-oop dunk during Floridas 71-54 win against Arkansas on Saturday in the OConnell Center. MENS BASKETBALL LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer The Gators frontcourt frustrated forward Marshawn Powell and the Razorbacks all Saturday night. As Powell received the ball on the left wing with 10:45 remaining forward Casey Prather standing outside the restricted area. Powell committed his second foul of the night on the play. Both came on charges drawn by Prather. While Prather yelled in excitement after the second charge, Powell shook his head at a refer ee and walked to the Razorbacks bench, where he stayed for the It was huge, because it got Powell in foul trouble, point guard Scottie Wilbekin said. Obviously, without [Powell], theyre not as good of a team. Prathers play was representative of how dominant Florida was in the paint offensively and defensively against Arkansas in its 71-54 win in the OConnell Center. The Gators outscored the Razorbacks in the paint 42-18. On two-point attempts, UF shot 53.8 percent. Arkansas an 80-69 loss in Fayetteville, Ark., on Feb. 5 the Razorbacks went 51.3 percent on shots inside the arc. We respected them more, center Patric Young said. Last time, we didnt respect them when we went to their place. We were probably a little complacent. Young led UFs inside effort with 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Coach Billy Donovan said ing the ball. My daughter could have thrown the ball inside to him, Donovan said. He was open. He made himself available. He wanted it. He had a presence. Prather grabbed a career-best nine rebounds to go along with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting. Forward Erik Murphy added 12 points and made 3 of his 4 twoFlorida attacked the rim more frequently Saturday than during its 63-60 loss against Missouri on Tuesday. The Gators attempted 61.1 per cent of their shots from behind the arc and lacked a post presence against the Tigers but took 37.1 percent from three-point range on Saturday. We had to get the ball in the paint, Murphy said. When we get the ball in the paint whether it be on postciency is better. Wilbekin added: Coach to us. Powell scored seven of the Rathe Gators held him scoreless for the remainder of the contest. second half, Powell picked up two more fouls but still remained in the game. Young drew both fouls in the post. Aside from Coty Clarke, who scored 18 points on 8-of-8 shooting, Arkansas look rattled in the parture. Less than 2 minutes after Powell checked out of the game, forward Jacorey Williams. About guard Michael Qualls layup out of bounds. With guard Michael Frazier II out until Saturdays game against Alabama after suffering a concussion midway through the second half against Arkansas, Florida fense like it did on Saturday. Donovan named freshmen DeVon Walker, Braxton Ogbueze and Dillon Graham as potential replacements for Frazier in Flor idas rotation against Tennessee on Tuesday. When we rely on threes, it goes good and bad, Boynton said. (During) the Missouri game, we started out good in the three, but we relied on the three, and it hurt us in the end of the game. So ence at the basket.Increased inside presence keys win We had to get the ball in the paint. When we get the ball in the paint whether it be on post-ups, drives better.Erik MurphyUF forward