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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 108 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Florida softball ace Hannah Rogers has carried the load as a starter and out of the bullpen this season. Read the story on page 14.UF engineering students take charge of electric car giftThe donation was an electric 1996 Mazda Miata, pg 4. UF students perform in first ASL playIt was adapted to incorporate Deaf culture, pg 8. Florida softball ace Hannah Rogers has carried the load as a starter and out of the bullpen this season. Read the story on page 14. Local animal clinic participates in World Spay Day with catsAbout 25 were spayed and neutered, pg. 3. 73 /46 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffGainesville resident Nancy Jones, 50, repositions a light display created by Occupy Gainesville to commemorate the anniversary of Trayvon Martins death. MOISES REYES and ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WritersA year after Trayvon Martins death, about 45 people gathered at Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Tuesday evening, commemorating a life lost and demanding justice. The event, hosted by UF Students for a Democratic Society, was an open forum. George Zimmerman, a Sanford neighborhood watchman, told police last year he shot Martin, 17, out of selfdefense. Polices decision to not initially charge Zimmerman for the shooting sparked nationwide controversy. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the case. His trial is set for June 10. The event was part of a national SDS call for action to demand that Zimmerman receive a guilty verdict. Skye Schmelzer, a 20-year-old UF history junior and one of the lead organizers of the SDS event, said Martin was an innocent life lost because of his race, and people need to remember him and But Schmelzer said Tuesdays event is not just in memory of Martin. Its about taking action, she said. When you take action you can win your demands, and thats what we are doing. SDS also demanded the immediate repeal of Floridas Stand Your Ground law. The law, which allows for the use of deadly force in some cases of self-defense, was upheld Friday by the Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection. Monique Haughton Worrell, a UF law professor and director of UFs Levin College of Laws Criminal Defense One year later, rally commemorates Trayvon MartinSEE MARTIN, PAGE 5 THE FREE TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT 7 P.M. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterMaya Angelou will speak at 8 p.m. today at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Angelou, a Pulitzer Prize nominated poet, will speak on behalf of Accent Speakers Bureau, Black History Month and Womens History Month. Everyone was in agreement, Accent chairman Josh Holtzman said. She is both a role model and activist in the African-American and feminist community. The Phillips Center seats 1,700, and Holtzman, a 22-year-old UF history and political science senior, said he hopes to pack the house. The free tickets will be distributed at Angelous honorarium is $45,000 and Accent is paying $33,000, Holtzman said. The rest of the money comes from Black History Month and Womens History Month. Holtzman said Angelou will touch on topics related to black history and womens history, in addition to her literary achievements. During a phone interview Tuesday, Angelou said that throughout her life segregation ended, voting was reformed and social media was created. Everything has been a change, she said. Angelou said she worked hard to have the life she does. I dont regret anything, she said. The next Accent show, on March 12 at the Phillips Center, will feature Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel in celebration of Jewish Awareness Month. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org. Maya Angelou at UF tonightSTUDENT GOVERNMENT COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterNewly elected and re-elected student senators raised their right hands and pledged as their victories were approved Tuesday night. UF Supervisor of Elections Stephen Davis presented the Spring 2013 Student Body election results before the new senators were sworn in. The senators presented then validated the results. UF Supreme Court Chief Justice Matt Michel swore in the 50 new senators who were elected last week based on their colThe Student Senate held two meetings Tuesday: one with the old senators and one with the newly elected ones. As the new term starts, senators have to vote for a new Student Senate President and Senate President Pro-Tempore. Senators nominated Sen. Lauren Verno and Sen. Morgan Vollrath to replace former Senate President and Student Body President-elect Christina Bonarrigo. Verno won with 67 to 22 votes. Im ready to serve the students and make the Senate greater than its ever been before, Verno said after the meeting. Sen. Cory Yeffet was elected as the new senate president protempore to replace Daniel Landesberg, who resigned Tuesday. I had a good run in the Senate, Landesberg said after the meeting. Id Senate validates election results, welcomes membersMartin SEE SENATE, PAGE 5Bonarrigo

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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 108 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 73/46 SUNNY 70/42 PARTLY CLOUDY 61/41 PARTLY CLOUDY 61/35 PARTLY CLOUDY 60/32 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WHATS HAPPENING?UF Amnesty International From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Plaza of the Americas, UF Amnesty International 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. Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice Gainesville religious and community leaders will join with the Coalition of Immokalee farm workers today at 3 p.m. at University Lutheran Church to recognize UF students who will spend their Spring Break joining farmworkers in a two week, 200-mile March for Justice from Fort Myers to Publix corporate headquarters in Lakeland. They will again ask Publix to join the Fair Food Program. For more information, call 352-371-6992. Presentation: Is It Possible To Live Waste Free? Join the Office of Sustainability and learn how Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer of The Clean Bin Project attempted to live waste-free for a year. Learn how sorting, recycling and easy ways to compost can reduce your overall landfill waste. The event is from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Reitz Union, Room 284. The Clean Bin Project Find out whether its possible to live completely wastefree by watching The Clean and Isolde: Prelude and LoveDeath with soprano Elizabeth Graham in celebration of the composers 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. in the University Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, check out www.arts.ufl.edu. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jglum@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Bin Project at the Florida Museum of Natural History at 7 p.m. Join the Office of Sustainability and the Florida Museum of Natural History to present the film. Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer will answer questions after the film, which is being shown for the first time in Florida. Enjoy locally produced snacks from High Springs Orchard and Bakery, and learn about waste reduction efforts from Alachua County, the Office of Sustainability and Keep Alachua County Beautiful. Gators for Haven Hospice Gators for Haven Hospice is an organization that provides networking opportunities for hospice volunteers at UF. 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 semester Thursday. Performances will include Morton Goulds LatinAmerican Symphonette in celebration of the composers 100th birthday, Richard Wagners Tristan

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 BEN BAUMERAlligator Contributing WriterThe title for best falafel in Gainesville came down to a split decision. Gyro Plus, Farahs, Falafel King Sandwiches and Sababa at UF Hillel, located at 2020 W. University Ave. Sababa UF came out on top in the popular vote while Gyro Plus won over the panel. Both restaurants will receive a plaque from Hillel to go along with bragging rights as the best falafels in town. Falafel, a common Arabic food, is a deep-fried patty made up of ground chickpeas and is often served within a pita stuffed with salad. The event, which was free to the public, allowed participants to sample falafel along with pita and sauce from each restaurant before casting a vote. Matthew Weithorn, chairman for Jewish Awareness Month at Hillel, said about 120 people voted along with a three-judge panel. UF Hillel hosted the event in conjunction with the Jewish Student Union and with support from Islam on Campus. The event was a preliminary celebration to kick off Marchs Jewish Awareness Month, said Jeffrey Kaplan, a 27-year-old Hillel campus impact specialist. Riley Sullivan, 22, co-owner of Sababa UF, said winning the popular vote accomplished his goal of full falafel domination during the event. Kaplan said the event was aimed to celebrate Middle Eastern culture through food. A lot of people dont always associate being Jewish with Middle Eastern culture, he said. Hopefully this shed some light on that. Local restaurants wrap up in falafel fest SOFIA RATTESAlligator Contributing WriterWith a rise in temperatures across northeast and central Florida this winter, the warm weather has increased the chance of possible droughts in the near future. Don Brandes, water shortage coor dinator for the St. Johns River Water Management District, said the warm weather has caused plants to use more water for photosynthesis while more water from the ground evaporates. Conditions improved sharply dur ing the summer with heavy rains, but by fall it began to dry out again, he said. Even though we had very heavy rains during the summer, most of it just ran off because it was so heavy; very little of it soaked into the ground. Water shortages can also have negative effects on the ecosystem, which in turn can impact people, said Wendy Graham, hydrologist and director of the UF Water Institute. Graham said a water shortage last summer before Tropical Storm Debby caused a large algae bloom on the Santa Fe River. Although there is no way to predict ing awareness about droughts and water conservation can be most effective. When it comes to water that people use, the most discretionary use that people could cut back is for water landscape irrigation, Brandes said.Warm temps increase risk of droughts ABOUT 25 CATS WERE SPAYED AND NEUTERED AT A REDUCED COST. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator WriterFelines in plastic crates moaned and meowed as their owners unloaded them from trucks and SUVs, and set them on the rainsplattered sidewalk Tuesday morning. Veterinary technicians ushered the cats inside and transferred them to stacked wire cages to await surgery. The cats had made the journey to be spayed and neutered as part of World Spay Day in Alachua County. No More Homeless Pets Inc., located at 4205 NW Sixth St., provided spaying and neutering to about 25 cats at a reduced cost in honor of the occasion. Sandi Richmond, the clinics executive director, said the number of pets that are euthanized by Alachua County Animal Control has dropped by about 86 percent since 2002. This is largely due to citywide efforts to control animal populations, she said. Richmond said she previously focused on adoption but realized limiting dog and cat reproduction can be a more effective method to reduce the euthanasia rate countywide. We live in the tropics, where animals breed all year around, she said. Adoption was not the answer. We had to do something different. Jessica Ashley, the clinics lead veterinary technician, said neutering male cats takes about three minutes, and spaying female cats takes about 10 minutes. After the animals leave the operating table, she said, they get to go home. In between, theyre placed in a recovery unit while the anesthesia wears off. We call it the beach because the animals are laid out on towels recovering under heat lamps to keep them warm, she said. Animal clinic participates in World Spay Day Conditions improved sharply during the summer with heavy rains.Don Brandeswater shortage coordinatorLOCALAAndrea Sarcos / AAlligatorJonathan Church, 21, a Burrito Brothers Taco Co. employee, and Simon Nash, 20, a Santa Fe philosophy and political science junior, pick falafel and hummus to sample.

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4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 CAMPUS KATHY PIERREAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Electrical and Computer Engineering Department recently received a gift from a private donor in the form of a car. Joe Harris, a civil engineer and owner of Harris Civil Engineers, donated an electric 1996 Mazda Miata to the department. He chose UF because his brother, John Harris, is the chair of the department. Joe Harris changed the convertible from a gasoline-powered two-seater into a car that runs an average of 26 miles on 10 12volt batteries. He decided to convert the car after his friends complained of it having engine problems. Their options were to buy a new engine or buy a new car. Joe Harris daughter, who was 14 at the time, suggested buying it and converting it into an electric car. Joe Harris said the project, which cost about $7,000, took three or four months of studying and ordering parts on the Internet. The original plan was for Joe Harris to get the car into working condition and give it to his kids to drive once they got their licenses. He ended up driving it to work for two years, and during that time he tested the cars boundaries when it came to power. Joe Harris said he had experiences driving to downtown Orlando and the car almost died. Most light poles and shopping centers have outlets to plug it in, he said. Id usually ask people if I could charge The problem was managing the battery power of the car. The batteries in the car would not charge and discharge evenly, causing them to burn out faster. Joe Harris went through three sets of burned-out batteries before he started to look for an alternative. Should I buy more batteries or should I just sell the car? Joe Harris said. But he decided to donate it. He said he knows electric cars are the future, but batteries are not the way to go right now. ure it out, he said. John Harris said this car will be a campus vehicle and will get people excited about electrical engineering. If we only wanted an electric car we would go out and buy one. We want to play with it, John Harris said. He wants to see the car being experimented on and used worked on by a mechanic to bring it up to driving condition standards, but it should be on campus within a few weeks.UF engineering students take charge of electric car donation KELSEY WONDERLINAlligator Contributing WriterTina Lamb believes urinating or vomiting on a rapist might not work. Lamb, the coordinator of UFs Rape Aggression Defense program, said attackers are not concerned with physical attraction but instead are seeking control. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs caused a stir last week with an update to its public safety page suggesting women could urinate or vomit to deter a rapist. The list of 10 tips for What To Do If You Are Attacked, which includes vomiting or urinating to deter the attacker, was taken down the next day and replaced with an explanation and an apology but not before it hit the Internet. Users criticized the list by tweeting less serious tips and using the hashtag #UCCSTips. Lamb said strategies like the ones mentioned in the UCCS list should not be relied on without substantial self-defense training. Ideally, a woman should have something other than just that, she said. There are no absolutes in this world. Nothing will work all the time, every time. Rape Aggression Defense, known as R.A.D., is an internationally recognized self-defense women, Lamb said. In the R.A.D. class, women learn tactics including verbal techniques, ground defense options and ways to escape bear hugs and choke holds. The update to the UCCS page explains that the tips were intended to be used as a supplement to the R.A.D. course. R.A.D. teaches women how they can protect themselves without having to rely on others. Our best success stories are women who never have to engage in a physical confrontation they recognize potentially dangerous situations much sooner and take proactive steps to avoid them, Lamb said. She said people who take the class typically leave with a greater sense of independence and a realization of their physical power. someone in the eye while walking decreases vulnerability, said Christa Parmerlee, a UF R.A.D. instructor. They know youre there and that you see them, she said. Parmerlee admits to being shy prior to her experience with R.A.D. training, which she credits with What I love about it is seeing the look on the students faces when they have completed the course and seeing the look of I did it, Parmer lee said.Colorado universitys rape defense tips cause online uproarThe list referenced vomiting on attackers Id usually ask people if I could charge up Joe Harrisowner of Harris Civil Engineers

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Clinic, presented a report to the 19-member task force in September that aimed to determine the impact of the law since its passage in 2005. solid connections between the law and its effect on Floridians. From the meetings that I attended while in South Florida, ground laws, she said. Worrell said the Criminal Justice Center and UFs Departsaid. Its not up to us to question or comment on those par ticular laws. people to sign asking state representatives to repeal the law. on behalf of CHISPAS, a UF immigrants rights organization. the cause. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org. impact the experience of students on campus. Im looking forward to the upcoming term, Yeffet said after the meeting. Michel swore in Verno and Yeffet to their new positions, which took effect during the second meeting. inducted, senators who were leaving gave farewell speeches thanking colleagues and giving advice to new senators. Sen. Rachel Kellerman said goodthe Senate. We all get involved on campus for different reasons, she said. Were all here for one reason for the students. a different note. I dont have the time nor the paence as a four-time senator. She reminded senators to remember their districts, colleges and residence halls, and to not get lost in the big projects. said although a prominent minor weighed down SG with its rhetoric. He also congratulated the Swamp Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@ alligator.org. ALLIGATOR, 5 Tony Sadiku / AlligatorUF Supreme Court Chief Justice Matt Michel swore in the newly elected student senators Tuesday evening in the Reitz Union. Tj Villamil addressed the Students Party sSENatATE, from page 1 MaARtTIN, from page 1Stand Your Ground laws under scrutinyLOCa AL BILLY KENNEDYAlligator Contributing WriterIn response to an emailed complaint sent to the Gainesville Gainesville resident Eva Squires wrote that at 1:45 a.m. on fairgrounds. wrote. made a trip over to said fairgrounds to track During a meeting earlier this month, Commissioner Robert Hutch Hutchinson said the commission is considering time limits on ampliWe own the fairgrounds, he said. We can base the rental agreement for the fairgrounds on whatever reasonable criteria Feb. 19 he, too, is evaluating options and will make a recomsion. ings at the fairgrounds. He added the rules impact at the fairgrounds would be minimal because few large concerts are booked there. stop at midnight, he said.Complaint leads commission to consider fairground noise control GPD HAS MADE 16 ARRESTS FOR POSSESSION SINCE JAN. 1, 2012. NICOLE GERMANYAlligator Contributing Writer phetamine, has become one of the new drugs of choice for people wanting a high. perature, said Gainesville Police spokesman a while, but more people have started using GPD has made more than 15 arrests for able, its starting to stem into a more appar ent problem, he said. It used to be that MDMA was limited males. Now, its branching all races, all ages line substance, it makes it easier for people to capsules, such as baking soda or other toxic substances. hour for it to go through the bloodstream. didnt know what to expect when she took to is just dance, she said. Police seeing drug climbing in popularity among all age groupsHutchinson I described it to people as literally the best day of my life. Christianafamily, youth and community sciences major

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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 27, 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 EDITOR56 TOTAL VOTES66% YES 34% NOTodays question: Have you ever taken molly? Tuesdays question: Have you been affected by the pollen? Gun Control: Michelle Obamas arms censored in IranWe promise this will be the last Oscars-related editorial this week, but we feel the need to address the entire concept of Michelle Obama presenting an award during the ceremony. The whole show left us with a bunch of questions. Why did it take so long? Does Seth MacFarlane think hes hilarious and not sexist? Where has Barbra Streisand been for the past decade? Multiple times we thought to ourselves WHY IS THIS HAPPENING AT ALL? But that was mostly during the musical performances from movies that came out when we were in high school. Themed evening be damned, half of those performances werent necessary. Whatever. Another strange thing was FLOTUS herself appearing at the awards show to help present an award. Some bloggers are taking it harder than others. It is not enough that President Obama pops up at every sporting event in the nation, wrote Jennifer Rubin for Washingnel as props, to intrude on other forms of entertaining (this time for her husbands election). Her Deus ex machina moment was just obscene, and rather frightening in what it suggests about how low we have fallen as a nation, wrote Joel Pollak for Breitbart.com. Healthy societies do not create political personality cults. Its one of those times when there was literally nothing to complain about and people still buried themselves in piles of spiteful hatred. Susan Milligan, of U.S News, disagrees with the negative commentary. This is about people who so hate the Obamas that they simply cannot stand seeing either one of them getting attention or having any fun, she said. It was just someone who is famous in To fellow Americans, it probably wasnt a big deal in the grand scheme of things. It was just a weird surprise in the middle of a generally annoying awards show broadcast. Did you know that FLOTUS dress was censored to cover more of her chest and shoulders in an image shown in Iran? Although modest by American standards, the designer lady, violated the codes of modesty enforced in many Muslim countries, reported ABC News. Weve persistently seen Iranian news agencies, whether theyre partially or fully state-run, use fabrication and use other means to distort images, said Patrick Ventrell, the deputy State Department spokesman. Its something that weve seen in the past here in this department. Weve seen photos manipulated. nothing new. It wouldnt surprise me. Hush up about your stupid politics, Americans. didnt like Argo, and that might be more important for once.After a few weeks of chaos, the Student Government won. Oh, right, the same people as last time. But we call them the Swamp Party now. I am like the majority of students at UF I dont care. I dont care about SG. I dont care about elections. I dont care about these two opposing parties. I dont care what they do with the $17.5 million to which my student fees contributed. Theyre in my space. I just want to get to class. ton Plaza and the Reitz Union Colonnade, I try to not look at the leeches creating obstacles for me to get from Point A to Point B. I talk on the phone, I text and I look away. I even try to walk away. And they follow me. This is harassment. When they ask me if I voted, I say yes. I lie. Five seconds later, another leech asks me the same question. I lie again. Ive even traveled out of my way, past my typical route, to try to avoid confrontation and dishonesty. It would help if I knew what these parties stood for, not who stood for them last week wearing their partys attire. The Unite-turned-Swamp Party is run by Greeks: the real Greeks and the wannabes, aka multicultural sororities and fraternities and the like. The Students Party is run by everyone else. Ill admit Im at fault, too. Ive been approached by many Swamp Party and Students Party supporters, all overly friendly and eager to talk. I have never stopped and had a conversation with them. Ive never questioned them about how their party can help me, how much they know about their party and how forced they are by their social organization to stand there and talk to me on a hot day of 90 degrees. But I will give props to how polished the entire Swamp Party campaign is for having the best designed shirts and a well-organized and informative website that contains all the information I need, albeit biased, about SG elections. I wish I saw this website before I was bombarded by stalkers on my way to class. Maybe I would have voted. One major issue the Swamp Party faces is its branding. Its always the same party with the same people, just with different names. Swamp Party, Gator Party, Unite Party and currently Swamp Party again. Changing the name doesnt change its image. Were not that dumb. The Students Party is the other, independent and lesser-known party. It is considered weak, new and inexperienced. The orange shirts with a seemingly iron-on photo of the Century Tower are the worst. Is there a graphic design major who can design a shirt? You can add it to your portfolio. I have always admired The Students Party for not disrupting my day and for not being in my face when I am on campus. I knew that if I needed them, at my convenience, they would listen. This year, however, it decided to market itself comparative to the ever-strong Swamp Party; it campaigned right behind them by reaching out to us students. Whats confounding is that I saw two people who cut their orange shirt to tanks, like frat tanks. Last year the election was very close; The Students Party lost by a record 114 votes. I thought it was making progress, slowly rising in popularity. This year, it lost by more than 3,180 votes. What happened? Where did the supporters go? Did they all graduate or give up? Life is tough. You cant trust people anymore. Perhaps leeching around campus is not the way to garner our votes. It does get our attention our negative attention. All the attention I received the days before elections pushed me away from the entire SG battle. I felt power in lying to them about my voting status and felt power in not being part of their drama. Raksheen Ayaz is an advertising and business junior at UF. Her column usually runs on Thursdays.Why I didnt vote in last weeks elections Raksheen Ayazopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 I recently returned from an incredible semester spent in Americas distant and more attractive sibling: Australia. My experiences there gave me a new per spective on among other things minimum wage laws. While studying at the University of Canberra, I worked part-time for a pub near the school. Although basically required knowing that alcohol poisoning is bad. Moreover, thanks to Australias obscenely high minimum wage, the job paid an impressive-sounding $23 an hour. Because our dollar is currently worth less than Australias, this ended up being a fantastic salary when I got back to the U.S. It was considerably less remarkable, however, when I was actually in Australia. Unfortunately, it turns out that doubling everyones wages doesnt make everyone twice as rich it just makes everything twice as expensive. Vending machines, for example, charge $4.50 per drink, and I a buzz cut. I learned more about minimum wage laws while traveling around New South Wales. I met two young Germans who had come to Australia through a program called WWOOF, or Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms. In exchange for helping out on a small farm, travelers who sign up with WWOOF obtain free room and board all over the world and learn how to grow food in the process. However, because the work is unpaid, minimum wage advocates are less than thrilled about the idea. According to a March 7, 2011, Redding article, Allan Griggs, a California farmer who participates in the program, is now forced to pay his WWOOFers the minimum wage of $8 an hour if they work more than four hours a day, which may make it economically impractical for him to use them in the future. Minimum wage laws ostensibly exist to improve existing opportunities. When it comes to WWOOF, however, the laws are simply taking opportunities away. If this sounds like the exception to the rule, consider this: According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses employ about half of U.S. workers. cret pits of money they delightfully withhold from their employees. Whenever the minimum wage is increased, these businesses may have to employ fewer people. This, ironically, leaves the most downtrodden workers jobless and thus worse off than they were before. Unsurprisingly, there is a wealth of research linking minimum wage with unemployment. A 1981 National Bureau of Economic Research paper by Charles Brown found that teenage employment drops whenever the minimum wage is raised by a certain amount. In January 2011, a joint study by economists from the universities of Pennsylvania and Chile, titled The Labor Impact of Minimum Wages, found that minimum probability of staying employed. Conversely, the data minimum wage advocates have to offer is less than compelling and, frankly, suspicious. A 2006 Show-Me Institute Paper by Dave Neumark said the study cited most frequently by minimum wage advocates is a 1994 phone survey of New Jersey restaurants by David Card and Alan Krueger. Sure enough, the Economic Policy Institute a think tank on the frontlines of the minimum wage cause has cited this landmark New Jersey study as recently as July 2012. However, in 1996, a different think tank, the Employment Policy Institute, thought to obtain the actual payroll data from these restaurants. A 16-page paper titled The Crippling Flaws in the New Jersey Fast Food Study, showed that Card and Kruegers numbers bore no relation to numbers drawn from the payroll records of the restaurants the New Jersey study claims to cover. Tellingly, even the most credible minimum wage advocates have continued to recycle this discredited study for 18 years. The repetition, apparently, isnt working. Even the U.S. Department of Labor seems to be aware of the damage these obstructive laws can do. According to the DOL website, exceptions to the minimum wage are now sometimes allowed for workers with disabilities, fulltime students and youth under age 20. workers, why on earth would those very workers seek to be exempt from it? Likewise, if raising the minimum wage helps the poor, why dont we raise it by hundreds of dollars instead of a petty few? The answer, of course, is that anyone who subjects these laws to common sense can see they make none. The minimum wage exists only because its been imposed on us by utopians who cared more about whether the policy sounded nice than how it would actually work. Ian Huyett is a columnist for the Kansas State Collegian at Kansas State University.Minimum wage laws are unproductiveUWireIan HuyettUWire Among the highly skeptical political appointments over the past month, Chuck Hagels appointment to the secretary of defense position has been the most controver sial. Why is that? Hagel, a former Republican U.S. senator from Nebraska, is a decorated Vietnam War combat veteran and a recipient of two Purple Hearts. His track record on foreign policy and defense is somewhat liberal. The current Georgetown University professor has long been considered an isolationist in regard to foreign policy. In 2002, he wrote that the U.S. should be inspiring allies to work on making a better world as opposed to ruling by a sense of divine mission, particularly when accusing a country of having weapons of mass destruction without clear evidence something Hagel was clearly skeptical of. The Senate Armed Services Committee hearing last Thursday brought together a shameful narrow spectrum of ideas, and heres why: With the plethora of unique opinions Hagel has held on various issues, the most overwhelming topic of discussion wasnt his support of chemical weapons in 1997. Nor was it his opposition to 2007 surge in Iraq. No, it was Israel. Conservatives stamped Hagel as the biggest threat to Israels national security in ages, claiming he was soft on terrorism and a modest supporter of the Israel state. Democrats bombarded Hagel with questions, using the rael. Hagel claimed that, above all, he was a U.S. senator, not an Israeli senator. This, of course, is referring to Hagels controlawmakers into supporting Israels foreign policy, even if its detrimental to U.S. interests. Whats the point of staying true to traditional conformity when its not questioned once in a while? If Israel needs $2 billion or $3 billion of our tax money every year to comfortably defend our nations best interest, then so be it. Our mutual allegiance is an integral and strategically unique piece in the puzzle of world affairs. fering within our own borders. Logan Nee is a columnist for The Maine Campus at the University of Maine.Hagels Israel stance clouds his appointmentUWireLogan NeeUWire

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8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 NUMBERS HAVE BEEN RISING FOR YEARS. JEWEL MIDELISAlligator Contributing WriterDrug-related deaths increased in Florida during 2011, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press release published last week. But since 1999, the numbers have continued to increase. From January 2011 to June 2011, 4,329 drug overdose deaths were reported in Florida a 4 percent increase from 2010, according to the Medical Examiners Commission Interim Drug Report. A large portion of the over doses in recent years are related to the use of opioids found in many prescription drugs, said Barry Setlow, a UF associate professor of psychology and neuroscience. Opioids are more widely available and more widely prescribed, he said. Setlow said many drug users dont realize prescription drugs can be deadly. Because they are prescription drugs, they are perceived as being more safe opposed to heroin, he said. William, who didnt want to give his full name, is a recover ing drug addict and a public relations specialist for Narcotics Anonymous in Gainesville. He said hes seen a recent increase in meeting attendance, adding that the support groups population is also getting younger. There are a lot more people in their 20s and 30s than there used to be, he said. Setlow said prescription drug education and awareness could help prevent future overdose and abusers. Just because it came from mom or dads medicine cabinet does not mean its perfectly safe, he said. These things can kill you.Florida sees rise in drug overdose deathsCAMPUS COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterThe dean of UFs College of Dentistry is stepping down after about 24 years in the college. Teresa Dolan announced her resignation last week. During her time as dean, she landed the largest contribution to the college $5.6 million from the Naples Children and Education Foundation. The college also remained in the top 10 for schools in the U.S. that receive support from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Dolan said her time as dean was a success because the faculty worked well together. We developed a very collaborative culture, she said. Dolan is leaving to become vice president and chief company. This is a pretty unique opportunity to work as a dentist in the headquarters, she said. She begins her new job in York, Pa., on July 31. York, she said, is the home of the York peppermint patty, a treat she enjoys. UF Provost Joseph Glover said Dolan elevated the colleges educational and research programs to national recognition. He said he was sad to see her go. Our loss is Pennsylvanias gain, Glover said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org.Dean of UFs dental school resigns MORIAH CAMENKERAlligator Contributing Writer production using American Sign week. The play, staged by the School of Theatre + Dance, garnered about 200 attendees in total and was adapted to incorporate Deaf culture by the Signing Gators. Joanna Byun, a 20-year-old UF sociology sophomore, was the lead actress and is Deaf. Its really wonderful, Byun said, speaking through a sign language interpreter. Im so happy that Deaf people are being showcased in this. In order to incorporate Deaf culture, the main characters were written as deaf, and two characters playing interpreters were adapted into the play. one of the interpreters, said interpreting sign language in the play was a lot harder than it is in real life. Normally, we would wait until we got the message and then start voicing, the 24-year-old UF English junior said. In the play, we were simultaneous, because we had a script to work on. Byun hopes the play will lead to Really, this should be happening a lot more, she said. There are so or anything about Deaf culture.UF students perform first ASL playDolan Im so happy that Deaf people are being showcased in this.Joanna ByunUF sociology sophomore

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 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 Rent 4/4 Room Males Only $420 including amenities E-mail to resourcesaver@gmail.com 2-272-1 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. 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 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. 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 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 3-12-13-20-2LARGE 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 3-1313-20-2 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 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408 2/1 Apt 204 NW 18 St. $1200 4/2 house 610 NW 34 Ter $1400 4/2 929 NW 22nd St. $1500 3-15-13-17-2 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 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 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2BR/2BA Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School, Wood floor, move in immediately Feb is free, From March to July $700, after July $900. Call 352-871-5320 or 352-3287285 2-27-13-1-2 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, $369/MO includes cable, internet, utilities, pool + fitness room and on bus route, Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871 3-29-13-55-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-24-72-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-24-13-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-24-13-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-24-13-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-24-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-24-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-24-13-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds UF Surplus Equipment Auctionsare underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-24-13-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 4-24-72-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-24-13-72-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. MOTORCYCLE TIRE SALE SPORT, STREET, CRUISER, OFF-ROAD. OVER 400 TIRES IN STOCK. MENTION THIS AD FOR $10.OO OFF. RPM MOTORCYCLES 352-377-697 4-2472-11 4-24-13-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11

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ALLIGATOR 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 4-2458-11WANTED:DEAD & ABANDONED SCOOTERS352-327-0080 3-12-5-11 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 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. 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 4-24-13-70-14DOMINOS HIRINGdelivery drivers & assistant managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com 3-29-13-49-14

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12, ALLIGATOR 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 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 Part-time salesperson. $10/hr. Evening shifts. Students preferred. Apply in person 4-6pm. 3501 SW 2nd Ave Suite 2100 (2nd floor above Gator Textbooks) 3-1-13-10-14 Administrative Assistant: Part-time 20 hours a week, afternoons preferred, for a local non profit agency. Contact Renae at renae@girlsplace.net or call 352-373-4475. 2-28-13-7-14 NOW HIRING University of Florida Survey Research Center 720 SW 2nd Ave. suite 156 Mon-Fri 9am-9pm 392 2908 ext. 105 $9.00/$9.50/hr + Incentive + Paid Training Telephone Interviewing NO SALES SPANISH Speakers Needed 3-1-13-7-14 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. Oak Hall School is seeking energetic, creative, and enthusiastic individuals with a love for children to staff its summer day camp program. Positions in the camp are available in our Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and our elementary school age day camp offered at Oak Hall. A total of 6 FT and 1 FT Head Counselor positions are available for the summer. Individuals for the day camp should be available to work daily from June 3-July 26. Interested applicants should submit a resume to Maggie Martin via e-mail at mmartin@oakhall.org by March 15th. Interview information regarding group interview on March 16th will be sent out upon receipt. 3-15-13-10-14 House and Child Care Helper--We homeschool and run three businesses out of a busy household, and need flexible help with kids, house, and business tasks. PT, 3-4 days/week, good transportation, professional,positive energy, references. 352-213-2221. 2-28-13-2-14 Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida is conducting a research study for women 20-40 yo on birth control pills. Compensation given. For details call Bonnie Coats at 273-9014 4-24-35-14 ReUser Building Products is looking to fill a sales/warehouse position. We are looking for an associate that will be responsible for providing quick, friendly customer service by answering questions, providing purchasing assistance and keeping inventory organized, as well as other duties. Tues-Sat 20 hr/per week $8-10/hr reply to info@reuser.us 3-113-2-14 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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Young couple will cherish your newborn in secure happy home. Living and medical expenses paid. Call attorney Amy Eichman(FBN830011) Rachel and Jason. 1-800-280-6155 3-15-1330-16 CPR ACLS BLS PALS--We provide AHA classes with flexible scheduling!! February/ March Special-ACLS $99 and BLS $35. Teaching GATORS for over 15yrs!! Call today (352)494-4217 or (800)319-5708. 3-2913-23-16 PREGNANT? Consider Adoption. Loving couples waiting to adopt. Assistance possible. L. Lynn Lawrence, Esq. FBN: 978353 352-558-4036 Adopt4u@aol.com 4-2413-37-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-24-71-18 Your roommate hasnt done the dishes in How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! NEW to Gainesville**Self Defense for College Students, Non-Lethal Self Defense Courses, Self Defense for Healthcare provider,Concealed Weapons Courses-Call Today(352)494-4217 or (800)319-5708 3-29-13-23-20 Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND.Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 4-24-13-72-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG LANDON WATNICKAlligator WriterTennessees Jordan McRae was too much for No. 8 Florida to handle on Tuesday night. McRae scored a game-high 27 points on 9-of-20 shooting as the shorthanded Gators (22-5, 12-3 Southeastern Conference) fell to the Volunteers (17-10, 9-6 SEC) 64-58 in Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. The junior guards 27 points are the most the Gators have allowed an opposing player to score this year. UF trailed 58-52 with 3:34 remaining and had multiple opportunities to rally back. After guard Mike Rosario missed a three-pointer with 2:54 left, guard Scottie Wilbekin cut the Vols lead to 58-54 with a layup. On UFs next possession, guard Kenny Boynton missed a three from the right wing, giving the ball back to Tennessee. UT center Jarnell Stokes provided the dagger by making a layup and drawing a foul with 54.5 seconds left. He made the free throw to complete the three-point play and put the Volunteers ahead 61-54. On the next play, Wilbekin drove down the left lane and found center Patric Young for a dunk to cut TenBut after a turnover from UTs Trae Golden, Rosario was called for an offensive foul on a layup attempt with 28.3 seconds left. We had some very, very good looks and some drives and some ovan said. That was a big, big factor The Volunteers then made 3 of 4 free throws to clinch the win. Rosario led Florida with 16 points on 5-of-14 shooting. Young added 15 points, while forward Casey Prather chipped in 10. Prather exited the game with 2:48 remaining after taking a blow to the head from Rosario on a rebound attempt. Donovan said Prather might have a concussion. Prather has already suffered two concussions this season. Just obviously, it continues on. Well Filling in for guard Michael Frazier II (concussion), guard Braxton Ogbueze and forward DeVon Walker did not take any shots. Floridas lead in the SEC standings on Alabama shrunk to one game. The Gators play the Crimson Tide on Saturday in the OConnell Center. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. UF Golf updateThe mens team placed fourth at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational in Ponte Vedra Beach. The women tied for 10th place at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Read the story online at alligatorSports.org. BracketologyESPN mens college basketball analyst Joe Lunardi projected Florida as a No. 1 seed in the South Region of his latest mock bracket released on Tuesday.Junior ace Hannah Rogers started and pitched in relief for the UF softball team last weekend. See story, page 14.WOMENS BASKETBALL PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff Writer Earning trips to the foul line has been anything but charity recently for the Gators. Florida has attempted 262 free throws in 14 Southeastern Conference games this season, an average of 18.7 attempts per contest But during the past four games, the Gators have attempted just 36 free throws, a rate of nine per game. Opponents have attempted 85 free throws during the same span. enced by Florida committing intentional fouls at the end of three of the four contests, as a sign the Gators have failed to develop a strong inside presence. When you look at the games, in particular as of late that we have struggled with, lowsaid. Thats where weve had a hard time defending. Thats where a lot of our fouls have come, and thats where weve lacked a little bit of presence and consisFlorida has faced two of the conferences elite post players in the past four games. Texas A&M center Kelsey Bone, who is tied for third in the conference in scoring with in the Aggies 78-71 win against the Gators on Feb. 14. Bone attempted 11 free throws in the victory. Florida shot just seven as a team. Three days later, Georgia forward Jasrebounds as the Bulldogs defeated the Gators 62-57. Hassell shot seven times from the foul Florida struggling to establish consistent inside presenceMMercer SEE MEMERCEER, PAGE 15KKristi Camara / AAlligatorCoach Billy Donovan rubs his eyes during a timeout in Floridas 71-54 win against Arkansas on Saturday in the OConnell Center. JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Staff WriterKevin OSullivan sat in the dugout and talked to his team for 20 minutes immediately following Tuesday nights game. His message: Something needs to change. Roberson said. They cant teach us much more than what theyve been teaching us. We got to start playing with pasto North Florida (6-2) in 10 innings at McKethan Stadium. The Gators were again forced to lean on their struggling bullpen. Starter Keenan Kish lasted just two innings, giving up two runs on one hit and two walks. He threw 52 pitches. Jonathon Crawford is the only season. He tossed 5.1 hitless innings in Fridays 8-2 loss to Florida Gulf Coast. said. Were averaging, three-plus (innings) per start. I mean ther along than three-plus a start, so the bullpen has been With the game tied 4-4 in the top of the seventh inning, the Ospreys took the lead when Drew Weeks hit a leadoff triple to right-center off UF sophomore reliever Ryan Harris. UNF went up 6-4 two batters later when Tyler Marincov scored on a single up the middle off the bat of third baseman Paul Karmeris. Harris threw a career-high 3.2 innings and 60 pitches. He gave up three runs and picked up the loss. dered 24 earned runs on 34 hits in 30 innings. Through nine games last season, Florida relievers had thrown a total of 35.2 innings. the bullpens workload. In the bottom of the ninth, the Gators rallied. straight defeatUF drops close contest to UT UF Baseball SEE BASEBALLBASEBALL, PAGE 15

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14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 SOFTBALL ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator WriterHannah Rogers had a busy weekend. The junior right-hander entered the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic leading the Gators in innings pitched by 18 frames. When Florida returned from Palm Springs, Calif., she led by 22.2 innings. Rogers tossed 18.2 innings in three games for No. 4 Florida (16-1) during the weekend, including 11.2 innings in relief. No other Gators pitcher threw more than 14 frames in the tournament. ilar to most of her other outings this season. The junior struggled with her command but overcame four walks to escape Loyola Marymount with a complete-game victory, allowing two runs. (Im) just making sure that Im hitting good spots and trying to keep the batter from guessing whats coming, Rogers said. The Florida scored eight runs for Rogers, who averages six runs of support per start. Your teams hitting balls and scoring for you, Rogers said. Its a lot easier to pitch when youre ahead. Rogers did not start another game in the tournament, but she made her second and third appearances in relief. Sophomore Lauren Haeger started Flor idas game against No. 6 Missouri on Friday but pitched only four innings. and tossed 7.2 frames. Although she took the Gators only loss of 2013, Rogers relief appearance against the Tigers was one of her best outings this season. In nearly eight innings of relief, Rogers struck out nine and walked four. She gave up two runs, but only one was earned. Rogers relieved Haeger for a second time on Saturday against Georgia Tech and made another strong appearance. batter en route to her seventh victory in 2013. Sophomore Alyssa Bache tossed seven strong innings against Syracuse on Friday and tied a career-best mark with nine strikeouts. While Bache leads the team in ERA, she has tossed the fewest innings. Rogers, the staffs ace, will continue to get the brunt of the work in the circle. She competes, coach Tim Walton said. She makes pitches when she has to, and Im very proud of that.Junior pitcher taking on more responsibility for FloridaElise Giordano / AAlligator SS taffJunior ace Hannah Rogers winds up to pitch during Floridas 9-1 victory against UNC Wilmington on Feb. 17 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Rogers tossed 18.2 frames for the Gators at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

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line and dominated Florida in the post. Theyre not just the best in the conference, those are two of the best kids in the country, Butler said. But then at the same time, we need to have a post player that is going to step up and say, I am going to make this my job. I am going to be the one that makes a difference. Butler has challenged freshman Christin Mercer to be the difference-maker UF needs. With no room for error as Florida nears the end of the regular season and prepares for the SEC Tournament, Mercer said she is focused on being the inside presence the team needs. If we play strong inside and get to the freethrow line, then other teams start to sink in, Mercer said. Thats when our guards have the ability to do what they need to do to, and it all goes together. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@alligator. org. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 Winning run advanced to third base on balkCasey Turgeon led off with a single, and Jordan Shafer followed with a double. A Zack Powers groundout brought Turgeon home to make the score 6-5, and Shafer crossed home with the tying run on a Taylor Gushue sacribunt from Kyle Brooks, he moved to third thanks to a Harris balk. Catcher Corey Bass then hit a double over in the game-winning run. I feel like were going to come out to practice one of these two days and turn it around, Roberson said. We need the light switch to turn on. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator. org. BASEBALL, from page 13Ryan Jones / AAlligator SS taffSophomore catcher Taylor Gushue calls out to the mound during Floridas 4-3 loss to Duke on Feb. 15 at McKethan Stadium. MEERCEER, from page 13UF relying on freshman in post We need the light switch to turn on.Brady RobersonUF designated hitter

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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 108 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Florida softball ace Hannah Rogers has carried the load as a starter and out of the bullpen this season. Read the story on page 14.UF engineering students take charge of electric car giftThe donation was an electric 1996 Mazda Miata, pg 4. UF students perform in first ASL playIt was adapted to incorporate Deaf culture, pg 8. Florida softball ace Hannah Rogers has carried the load as a starter and out of the bullpen this season. Read the story on page 14. Local animal clinic participates in World Spay Day with catsAbout 25 were spayed and neutered, pg. 3. 73 /46 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffGainesville resident Nancy Jones, 50, repositions a light display created by Occupy Gainesville to commemorate the anniversary of Trayvon Martins death. MOISES REYES and ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WritersA year after Trayvon Martins death, about 45 people gathered at Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Tuesday evening, commemorating a life lost and demanding justice. The event, hosted by UF Students for a Democratic Society, was an open forum. George Zimmerman, a Sanford neighborhood watchman, told police last year he shot Martin, 17, out of selfdefense. Polices decision to not initially charge Zimmerman for the shooting sparked nationwide controversy. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the case. His trial is set for June 10. The event was part of a national SDS call for action to demand that Zimmerman receive a guilty verdict. Skye Schmelzer, a 20-year-old UF history junior and one of the lead organizers of the SDS event, said Martin was an innocent life lost because of his race, and people need to remember him and But Schmelzer said Tuesdays event is not just in memory of Martin. Its about taking action, she said. When you take action you can win your demands, and thats what we are doing. SDS also demanded the immediate repeal of Floridas Stand Your Ground law. The law, which allows for the use of deadly force in some cases of self-defense, was upheld Friday by the Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection. Monique Haughton Worrell, a UF law professor and director of UFs Levin College of Laws Criminal Defense One year later, rally commemorates Trayvon MartinSEE MARTIN, PAGE 5 THE FREE TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT 7 P.M. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterMaya Angelou will speak at 8 p.m. today at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Angelou, a Pulitzer Prize nominated poet, will speak on behalf of Accent Speakers Bureau, Black History Month and Womens History Month. Everyone was in agreement, Accent chairman Josh Holtzman said. She is both a role model and activist in the African-American and feminist community. The Phillips Center seats 1,700, and Holtzman, a 22-year-old UF history and political science senior, said he hopes to pack the house. The free tickets will be distributed at Angelous honorarium is $45,000 and Accent is paying $33,000, Holtzman said. The rest of the money comes from Black History Month and Womens History Month. Holtzman said Angelou will touch on topics related to black history and womens history, in addition to her literary achievements. During a phone interview Tuesday, Angelou said that throughout her life segregation ended, voting was reformed and social media was created. Everything has been a change, she said. Angelou said she worked hard to have the life she does. I dont regret anything, she said. The next Accent show, on March 12 at the Phillips Center, will feature Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel in celebration of Jewish Awareness Month. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org. Maya Angelou at UF tonightSTUDENT GOVERNMENT COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterNewly elected and re-elected student senators raised their right hands and pledged as their victories were approved Tuesday night. UF Supervisor of Elections Stephen Davis presented the Spring 2013 Student Body election results before the new senators were sworn in. The senators presented then validated the results. UF Supreme Court Chief Justice Matt Michel swore in the 50 new senators who were elected last week based on their colThe Student Senate held two meetings Tuesday: one with the old senators and one with the newly elected ones. As the new term starts, senators have to vote for a new Student Senate President and Senate President Pro-Tempore. Senators nominated Sen. Lauren Verno and Sen. Morgan Vollrath to replace former Senate President and Student Body President-elect Christina Bonarrigo. Verno won with 67 to 22 votes. Im ready to serve the students and make the Senate greater than its ever been before, Verno said after the meeting. Sen. Cory Yeffet was elected as the new senate president protempore to replace Daniel Landesberg, who resigned Tuesday. I had a good run in the Senate, Landesberg said after the meeting. Id Senate validates election results, welcomes membersMartin SEE SENATE, PAGE 5Bonarrigo

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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 108 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 73/46 SUNNY 70/42 PARTLY CLOUDY 61/41 PARTLY CLOUDY 61/35 PARTLY CLOUDY 60/32 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WHATS HAPPENING?UF Amnesty International From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Plaza of the Americas, UF Amnesty International 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. Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice Gainesville religious and community leaders will join with the Coalition of Immokalee farm workers today at 3 p.m. at University Lutheran Church to recognize UF students who will spend their Spring Break joining farmworkers in a two week, 200-mile March for Justice from Fort Myers to Publix corporate headquarters in Lakeland. They will again ask Publix to join the Fair Food Program. For more information, call 352-371-6992. Presentation: Is It Possible To Live Waste Free? Join the Office of Sustainability and learn how Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer of The Clean Bin Project attempted to live waste-free for a year. Learn how sorting, recycling and easy ways to compost can reduce your overall landfill waste. The event is from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Reitz Union, Room 284. The Clean Bin Project Find out whether its possible to live completely wastefree by watching The Clean and Isolde: Prelude and LoveDeath with soprano Elizabeth Graham in celebration of the composers 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. in the University Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, check out www.arts.ufl.edu. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jglum@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Bin Project at the Florida Museum of Natural History at 7 p.m. Join the Office of Sustainability and the Florida Museum of Natural History to present the film. Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer will answer questions after the film, which is being shown for the first time in Florida. Enjoy locally produced snacks from High Springs Orchard and Bakery, and learn about waste reduction efforts from Alachua County, the Office of Sustainability and Keep Alachua County Beautiful. Gators for Haven Hospice Gators for Haven Hospice is an organization that provides networking opportunities for hospice volunteers at UF. 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 semester Thursday. Performances will include Morton Goulds LatinAmerican Symphonette in celebration of the composers 100th birthday, Richard Wagners Tristan

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 BEN BAUMERAlligator Contributing WriterThe title for best falafel in Gainesville came down to a split decision. Gyro Plus, Farahs, Falafel King Sandwiches and Sababa at UF Hillel, located at 2020 W. University Ave. Sababa UF came out on top in the popular vote while Gyro Plus won over the panel. Both restaurants will receive a plaque from Hillel to go along with bragging rights as the best falafels in town. Falafel, a common Arabic food, is a deep-fried patty made up of ground chickpeas and is often served within a pita stuffed with salad. The event, which was free to the public, allowed participants to sample falafel along with pita and sauce from each restaurant before casting a vote. Matthew Weithorn, chairman for Jewish Awareness Month at Hillel, said about 120 people voted along with a three-judge panel. UF Hillel hosted the event in conjunction with the Jewish Student Union and with support from Islam on Campus. The event was a preliminary celebration to kick off Marchs Jewish Awareness Month, said Jeffrey Kaplan, a 27-year-old Hillel campus impact specialist. Riley Sullivan, 22, co-owner of Sababa UF, said winning the popular vote accomplished his goal of full falafel domination during the event. Kaplan said the event was aimed to celebrate Middle Eastern culture through food. A lot of people dont always associate being Jewish with Middle Eastern culture, he said. Hopefully this shed some light on that. Local restaurants wrap up in falafel fest SOFIA RATTESAlligator Contributing WriterWith a rise in temperatures across northeast and central Florida this winter, the warm weather has increased the chance of possible droughts in the near future. Don Brandes, water shortage coor dinator for the St. Johns River Water Management District, said the warm weather has caused plants to use more water for photosynthesis while more water from the ground evaporates. Conditions improved sharply dur ing the summer with heavy rains, but by fall it began to dry out again, he said. Even though we had very heavy rains during the summer, most of it just ran off because it was so heavy; very little of it soaked into the ground. Water shortages can also have negative effects on the ecosystem, which in turn can impact people, said Wendy Graham, hydrologist and director of the UF Water Institute. Graham said a water shortage last summer before Tropical Storm Debby caused a large algae bloom on the Santa Fe River. Although there is no way to predict ing awareness about droughts and water conservation can be most effective. When it comes to water that people use, the most discretionary use that people could cut back is for water landscape irrigation, Brandes said.Warm temps increase risk of droughts ABOUT 25 CATS WERE SPAYED AND NEUTERED AT A REDUCED COST. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator WriterFelines in plastic crates moaned and meowed as their owners unloaded them from trucks and SUVs, and set them on the rainsplattered sidewalk Tuesday morning. Veterinary technicians ushered the cats inside and transferred them to stacked wire cages to await surgery. The cats had made the journey to be spayed and neutered as part of World Spay Day in Alachua County. No More Homeless Pets Inc., located at 4205 NW Sixth St., provided spaying and neutering to about 25 cats at a reduced cost in honor of the occasion. Sandi Richmond, the clinics executive director, said the number of pets that are euthanized by Alachua County Animal Control has dropped by about 86 percent since 2002. This is largely due to citywide efforts to control animal populations, she said. Richmond said she previously focused on adoption but realized limiting dog and cat reproduction can be a more effective method to reduce the euthanasia rate countywide. We live in the tropics, where animals breed all year around, she said. Adoption was not the answer. We had to do something different. Jessica Ashley, the clinics lead veterinary technician, said neutering male cats takes about three minutes, and spaying female cats takes about 10 minutes. After the animals leave the operating table, she said, they get to go home. In between, theyre placed in a recovery unit while the anesthesia wears off. We call it the beach because the animals are laid out on towels recovering under heat lamps to keep them warm, she said. Animal clinic participates in World Spay Day Conditions improved sharply during the summer with heavy rains.Don Brandeswater shortage coordinatorLOCALAndrea Sarcos / AlligatorJonathan Church, 21, a Burrito Brothers Taco Co. employee, and Simon Nash, 20, a Santa Fe philosophy and political science junior, pick falafel and hummus to sample.

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4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 CAMPUS KATHY PIERREAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Electrical and Computer Engineering Department recently received a gift from a private donor in the form of a car. Joe Harris, a civil engineer and owner of Harris Civil Engineers, donated an electric 1996 Mazda Miata to the department. He chose UF because his brother, John Harris, is the chair of the department. Joe Harris changed the convertible from a gasoline-powered two-seater into a car that runs an average of 26 miles on 10 12volt batteries. He decided to convert the car after his friends complained of it having engine problems. Their options were to buy a new engine or buy a new car. Joe Harris daughter, who was 14 at the time, suggested buying it and converting it into an electric car. Joe Harris said the project, which cost about $7,000, took three or four months of studying and ordering parts on the Internet. The original plan was for Joe Harris to get the car into working condition and give it to his kids to drive once they got their licenses. He ended up driving it to work for two years, and during that time he tested the cars boundaries when it came to power. Joe Harris said he had experiences driving to downtown Orlando and the car almost died. Most light poles and shopping centers have outlets to plug it in, he said. Id usually ask people if I could charge The problem was managing the battery power of the car. The batteries in the car would not charge and discharge evenly, causing them to burn out faster. Joe Harris went through three sets of burned-out batteries before he started to look for an alternative. Should I buy more batteries or should I just sell the car? Joe Harris said. But he decided to donate it. He said he knows electric cars are the future, but batteries are not the way to go right now. ure it out, he said. John Harris said this car will be a campus vehicle and will get people excited about electrical engineering. If we only wanted an electric car we would go out and buy one. We want to play with it, John Harris said. He wants to see the car being experimented on and used worked on by a mechanic to bring it up to driving condition standards, but it should be on campus within a few weeks.UF engineering students take charge of electric car donation KELSEY WONDERLINAlligator Contributing WriterTina Lamb believes urinating or vomiting on a rapist might not work. Lamb, the coordinator of UFs Rape Aggression Defense program, said attackers are not concerned with physical attraction but instead are seeking control. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs caused a stir last week with an update to its public safety page suggesting women could urinate or vomit to deter a rapist. The list of 10 tips for What To Do If You Are Attacked, which includes vomiting or urinating to deter the attacker, was taken down the next day and replaced with an explanation and an apology but not before it hit the Internet. Users criticized the list by tweeting less serious tips and using the hashtag #UCCSTips. Lamb said strategies like the ones mentioned in the UCCS list should not be relied on without substantial self-defense training. Ideally, a woman should have something other than just that, she said. There are no absolutes in this world. Nothing will work all the time, every time. Rape Aggression Defense, known as R.A.D., is an internationally recognized self-defense women, Lamb said. In the R.A.D. class, women learn tactics including verbal techniques, ground defense options and ways to escape bear hugs and choke holds. The update to the UCCS page explains that the tips were intended to be used as a supplement to the R.A.D. course. R.A.D. teaches women how they can protect themselves without having to rely on others. Our best success stories are women who never have to engage in a physical confrontation they recognize potentially dangerous situations much sooner and take proactive steps to avoid them, Lamb said. She said people who take the class typically leave with a greater sense of independence and a realization of their physical power. someone in the eye while walking decreases vulnerability, said Christa Parmerlee, a UF R.A.D. instructor. They know youre there and that you see them, she said. Parmerlee admits to being shy prior to her experience with R.A.D. training, which she credits with What I love about it is seeing the look on the students faces when they have completed the course and seeing the look of I did it, Parmer lee said.Colorado universitys rape defense tips cause online uproarThe list referenced vomiting on attackers Id usually ask people if I could charge up Joe Harrisowner of Harris Civil Engineers

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Clinic, presented a report to the 19-member task force in September that aimed to determine the impact of the law since its passage in 2005. solid connections between the law and its effect on Floridians. From the meetings that I attended while in South Florida, ground laws, she said. Worrell said the Criminal Justice Center and UFs Departsaid. Its not up to us to question or comment on those par ticular laws. people to sign asking state representatives to repeal the law. on behalf of CHISPAS, a UF immigrants rights organization. the cause. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org. impact the experience of students on campus. Im looking forward to the upcoming term, Yeffet said after the meeting. Michel swore in Verno and Yeffet to their new positions, which took effect during the second meeting. inducted, senators who were leaving gave farewell speeches thanking colleagues and giving advice to new senators. Sen. Rachel Kellerman said goodthe Senate. We all get involved on campus for different reasons, she said. Were all here for one reason for the students. a different note. I dont have the time nor the paence as a four-time senator. She reminded senators to remember their districts, colleges and residence halls, and to not get lost in the big projects. said although a prominent minor weighed down SG with its rhetoric. He also congratulated the Swamp Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@ alligator.org. ALLIGATOR, 5 Tony Sadiku / AlligatorUF Supreme Court Chief Justice Matt Michel swore in the newly elected student senators Tuesday evening in the Reitz Union. Tj Villamil addressed the Students Party SENATE, from page 1 MARTIN, from page 1Stand Your Ground laws under scrutinyLOC AL BILLY KENNEDYAlligator Contributing WriterIn response to an emailed complaint sent to the Gainesville Gainesville resident Eva Squires wrote that at 1:45 a.m. on fairgrounds. wrote. made a trip over to said fairgrounds to track During a meeting earlier this month, Commissioner Robert Hutch Hutchinson said the commission is considering time limits on ampliWe own the fairgrounds, he said. We can base the rental agreement for the fairgrounds on whatever reasonable criteria Feb. 19 he, too, is evaluating options and will make a recomsion. ings at the fairgrounds. He added the rules impact at the fairgrounds would be minimal because few large concerts are booked there. stop at midnight, he said.Complaint leads commission to consider fairground noise control GPD HAS MADE 16 ARRESTS FOR POSSESSION SINCE JAN. 1, 2012. NICOLE GERMANYAlligator Contributing Writer phetamine, has become one of the new drugs of choice for people wanting a high. perature, said Gainesville Police spokesman a while, but more people have started using GPD has made more than 15 arrests for able, its starting to stem into a more appar ent problem, he said. It used to be that MDMA was limited males. Now, its branching all races, all ages line substance, it makes it easier for people to capsules, such as baking soda or other toxic substances. hour for it to go through the bloodstream. didnt know what to expect when she took to is just dance, she said. Police seeing drug climbing in popularity among all age groupsHutchinson I described it to people as literally the best day of my life. Christianafamily, youth and community sciences major

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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 27, 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 EDITOR56 TOTAL VOTES66% YES 34% NOTodays question: Have you ever taken molly? Tuesdays question: Have you been affected by the pollen? Gun Control: Michelle Obamas arms censored in IranWe promise this will be the last Oscars-related editorial this week, but we feel the need to address the entire concept of Michelle Obama presenting an award during the ceremony. The whole show left us with a bunch of questions. Why did it take so long? Does Seth MacFarlane think hes hilarious and not sexist? Where has Barbra Streisand been for the past decade? Multiple times we thought to ourselves WHY IS THIS HAPPENING AT ALL? But that was mostly during the musical performances from movies that came out when we were in high school. Themed evening be damned, half of those performances werent necessary. Whatever. Another strange thing was FLOTUS herself appearing at the awards show to help present an award. Some bloggers are taking it harder than others. It is not enough that President Obama pops up at every sporting event in the nation, wrote Jennifer Rubin for Washingnel as props, to intrude on other forms of entertaining (this time for her husbands election). Her Deus ex machina moment was just obscene, and rather frightening in what it suggests about how low we have fallen as a nation, wrote Joel Pollak for Breitbart.com. Healthy societies do not create political personality cults. Its one of those times when there was literally nothing to complain about and people still buried themselves in piles of spiteful hatred. Susan Milligan, of U.S News, disagrees with the negative commentary. This is about people who so hate the Obamas that they simply cannot stand seeing either one of them getting attention or having any fun, she said. It was just someone who is famous in To fellow Americans, it probably wasnt a big deal in the grand scheme of things. It was just a weird surprise in the middle of a generally annoying awards show broadcast. Did you know that FLOTUS dress was censored to cover more of her chest and shoulders in an image shown in Iran? Although modest by American standards, the designer lady, violated the codes of modesty enforced in many Muslim countries, reported ABC News. Weve persistently seen Iranian news agencies, whether theyre partially or fully state-run, use fabrication and use other means to distort images, said Patrick Ventrell, the deputy State Department spokesman. Its something that weve seen in the past here in this department. Weve seen photos manipulated. nothing new. It wouldnt surprise me. Hush up about your stupid politics, Americans. didnt like Argo, and that might be more important for once.After a few weeks of chaos, the Student Government won. Oh, right, the same people as last time. But we call them the Swamp Party now. I am like the majority of students at UF I dont care. I dont care about SG. I dont care about elections. I dont care about these two opposing parties. I dont care what they do with the $17.5 million to which my student fees contributed. Theyre in my space. I just want to get to class. ton Plaza and the Reitz Union Colonnade, I try to not look at the leeches creating obstacles for me to get from Point A to Point B. I talk on the phone, I text and I look away. I even try to walk away. And they follow me. This is harassment. When they ask me if I voted, I say yes. I lie. Five seconds later, another leech asks me the same question. I lie again. Ive even traveled out of my way, past my typical route, to try to avoid confrontation and dishonesty. It would help if I knew what these parties stood for, not who stood for them last week wearing their partys attire. The Unite-turned-Swamp Party is run by Greeks: the real Greeks and the wannabes, aka multicultural sororities and fraternities and the like. The Students Party is run by everyone else. Ill admit Im at fault, too. Ive been approached by many Swamp Party and Students Party supporters, all overly friendly and eager to talk. I have never stopped and had a conversation with them. Ive never questioned them about how their party can help me, how much they know about their party and how forced they are by their social organization to stand there and talk to me on a hot day of 90 degrees. But I will give props to how polished the entire Swamp Party campaign is for having the best designed shirts and a well-organized and informative website that contains all the information I need, albeit biased, about SG elections. I wish I saw this website before I was bombarded by stalkers on my way to class. Maybe I would have voted. One major issue the Swamp Party faces is its branding. Its always the same party with the same people, just with different names. Swamp Party, Gator Party, Unite Party and currently Swamp Party again. Changing the name doesnt change its image. Were not that dumb. The Students Party is the other, independent and lesser-known party. It is considered weak, new and inexperienced. The orange shirts with a seemingly iron-on photo of the Century Tower are the worst. Is there a graphic design major who can design a shirt? You can add it to your portfolio. I have always admired The Students Party for not disrupting my day and for not being in my face when I am on campus. I knew that if I needed them, at my convenience, they would listen. This year, however, it decided to market itself comparative to the ever-strong Swamp Party; it campaigned right behind them by reaching out to us students. Whats confounding is that I saw two people who cut their orange shirt to tanks, like frat tanks. Last year the election was very close; The Students Party lost by a record 114 votes. I thought it was making progress, slowly rising in popularity. This year, it lost by more than 3,180 votes. What happened? Where did the supporters go? Did they all graduate or give up? Life is tough. You cant trust people anymore. Perhaps leeching around campus is not the way to garner our votes. It does get our attention our negative attention. All the attention I received the days before elections pushed me away from the entire SG battle. I felt power in lying to them about my voting status and felt power in not being part of their drama. Raksheen Ayaz is an advertising and business junior at UF. Her column usually runs on Thursdays.Why I didnt vote in last weeks elections Raksheen Ayazopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 I recently returned from an incredible semester spent in Americas distant and more attractive sibling: Australia. My experiences there gave me a new per spective on among other things minimum wage laws. While studying at the University of Canberra, I worked part-time for a pub near the school. Although basically required knowing that alcohol poisoning is bad. Moreover, thanks to Australias obscenely high minimum wage, the job paid an impressive-sounding $23 an hour. Because our dollar is currently worth less than Australias, this ended up being a fantastic salary when I got back to the U.S. It was considerably less remarkable, however, when I was actually in Australia. Unfortunately, it turns out that doubling everyones wages doesnt make everyone twice as rich it just makes everything twice as expensive. Vending machines, for example, charge $4.50 per drink, and I a buzz cut. I learned more about minimum wage laws while traveling around New South Wales. I met two young Germans who had come to Australia through a program called WWOOF, or Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms. In exchange for helping out on a small farm, travelers who sign up with WWOOF obtain free room and board all over the world and learn how to grow food in the process. However, because the work is unpaid, minimum wage advocates are less than thrilled about the idea. According to a March 7, 2011, Redding article, Allan Griggs, a California farmer who participates in the program, is now forced to pay his WWOOFers the minimum wage of $8 an hour if they work more than four hours a day, which may make it economically impractical for him to use them in the future. Minimum wage laws ostensibly exist to improve existing opportunities. When it comes to WWOOF, however, the laws are simply taking opportunities away. If this sounds like the exception to the rule, consider this: According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses employ about half of U.S. workers. cret pits of money they delightfully withhold from their employees. Whenever the minimum wage is increased, these businesses may have to employ fewer people. This, ironically, leaves the most downtrodden workers jobless and thus worse off than they were before. Unsurprisingly, there is a wealth of research linking minimum wage with unemployment. A 1981 National Bureau of Economic Research paper by Charles Brown found that teenage employment drops whenever the minimum wage is raised by a certain amount. In January 2011, a joint study by economists from the universities of Pennsylvania and Chile, titled The Labor Impact of Minimum Wages, found that minimum probability of staying employed. Conversely, the data minimum wage advocates have to offer is less than compelling and, frankly, suspicious. A 2006 Show-Me Institute Paper by Dave Neumark said the study cited most frequently by minimum wage advocates is a 1994 phone survey of New Jersey restaurants by David Card and Alan Krueger. Sure enough, the Economic Policy Institute a think tank on the frontlines of the minimum wage cause has cited this landmark New Jersey study as recently as July 2012. However, in 1996, a different think tank, the Employment Policy Institute, thought to obtain the actual payroll data from these restaurants. A 16-page paper titled The Crippling Flaws in the New Jersey Fast Food Study, showed that Card and Kruegers numbers bore no relation to numbers drawn from the payroll records of the restaurants the New Jersey study claims to cover. Tellingly, even the most credible minimum wage advocates have continued to recycle this discredited study for 18 years. The repetition, apparently, isnt working. Even the U.S. Department of Labor seems to be aware of the damage these obstructive laws can do. According to the DOL website, exceptions to the minimum wage are now sometimes allowed for workers with disabilities, fulltime students and youth under age 20. workers, why on earth would those very workers seek to be exempt from it? Likewise, if raising the minimum wage helps the poor, why dont we raise it by hundreds of dollars instead of a petty few? The answer, of course, is that anyone who subjects these laws to common sense can see they make none. The minimum wage exists only because its been imposed on us by utopians who cared more about whether the policy sounded nice than how it would actually work. Ian Huyett is a columnist for the Kansas State Collegian at Kansas State University.Minimum wage laws are unproductiveUWireIan HuyettUWire Among the highly skeptical political appointments over the past month, Chuck Hagels appointment to the secretary of defense position has been the most controver sial. Why is that? Hagel, a former Republican U.S. senator from Nebraska, is a decorated Vietnam War combat veteran and a recipient of two Purple Hearts. His track record on foreign policy and defense is somewhat liberal. The current Georgetown University professor has long been considered an isolationist in regard to foreign policy. In 2002, he wrote that the U.S. should be inspiring allies to work on making a better world as opposed to ruling by a sense of divine mission, particularly when accusing a country of having weapons of mass destruction without clear evidence something Hagel was clearly skeptical of. The Senate Armed Services Committee hearing last Thursday brought together a shameful narrow spectrum of ideas, and heres why: With the plethora of unique opinions Hagel has held on various issues, the most overwhelming topic of discussion wasnt his support of chemical weapons in 1997. Nor was it his opposition to 2007 surge in Iraq. No, it was Israel. Conservatives stamped Hagel as the biggest threat to Israels national security in ages, claiming he was soft on terrorism and a modest supporter of the Israel state. Democrats bombarded Hagel with questions, using the rael. Hagel claimed that, above all, he was a U.S. senator, not an Israeli senator. This, of course, is referring to Hagels controlawmakers into supporting Israels foreign policy, even if its detrimental to U.S. interests. Whats the point of staying true to traditional conformity when its not questioned once in a while? If Israel needs $2 billion or $3 billion of our tax money every year to comfortably defend our nations best interest, then so be it. Our mutual allegiance is an integral and strategically unique piece in the puzzle of world affairs. fering within our own borders. Logan Nee is a columnist for The Maine Campus at the University of Maine.Hagels Israel stance clouds his appointmentUWireLogan NeeUWire

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8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 NUMBERS HAVE BEEN RISING FOR YEARS. JEWEL MIDELISAlligator Contributing WriterDrug-related deaths increased in Florida during 2011, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press release published last week. But since 1999, the numbers have continued to increase. From January 2011 to June 2011, 4,329 drug overdose deaths were reported in Florida a 4 percent increase from 2010, according to the Medical Examiners Commission Interim Drug Report. A large portion of the over doses in recent years are related to the use of opioids found in many prescription drugs, said Barry Setlow, a UF associate professor of psychology and neuroscience. Opioids are more widely available and more widely prescribed, he said. Setlow said many drug users dont realize prescription drugs can be deadly. Because they are prescription drugs, they are perceived as being more safe opposed to heroin, he said. William, who didnt want to give his full name, is a recover ing drug addict and a public relations specialist for Narcotics Anonymous in Gainesville. He said hes seen a recent increase in meeting attendance, adding that the support groups population is also getting younger. There are a lot more people in their 20s and 30s than there used to be, he said. Setlow said prescription drug education and awareness could help prevent future overdose and abusers. Just because it came from mom or dads medicine cabinet does not mean its perfectly safe, he said. These things can kill you.Florida sees rise in drug overdose deathsCAMPUS COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterThe dean of UFs College of Dentistry is stepping down after about 24 years in the college. Teresa Dolan announced her resignation last week. During her time as dean, she landed the largest contribution to the college $5.6 million from the Naples Children and Education Foundation. The college also remained in the top 10 for schools in the U.S. that receive support from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Dolan said her time as dean was a success because the faculty worked well together. We developed a very collaborative culture, she said. Dolan is leaving to become vice president and chief company. This is a pretty unique opportunity to work as a dentist in the headquarters, she said. She begins her new job in York, Pa., on July 31. York, she said, is the home of the York peppermint patty, a treat she enjoys. UF Provost Joseph Glover said Dolan elevated the colleges educational and research programs to national recognition. He said he was sad to see her go. Our loss is Pennsylvanias gain, Glover said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org.Dean of UFs dental school resigns MORIAH CAMENKERAlligator Contributing Writer production using American Sign week. The play, staged by the School of Theatre + Dance, garnered about 200 attendees in total and was adapted to incorporate Deaf culture by the Signing Gators. Joanna Byun, a 20-year-old UF sociology sophomore, was the lead actress and is Deaf. Its really wonderful, Byun said, speaking through a sign language interpreter. Im so happy that Deaf people are being showcased in this. In order to incorporate Deaf culture, the main characters were written as deaf, and two characters playing interpreters were adapted into the play. one of the interpreters, said interpreting sign language in the play was a lot harder than it is in real life. Normally, we would wait until we got the message and then start voicing, the 24-year-old UF English junior said. In the play, we were simultaneous, because we had a script to work on. Byun hopes the play will lead to Really, this should be happening a lot more, she said. There are so or anything about Deaf culture.UF students perform first ASL playDolan Im so happy that Deaf people are being showcased in this.Joanna ByunUF sociology sophomore

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG LANDON WATNICKAlligator WriterTennessees Jordan McRae was too much for No. 8 Florida to handle on Tuesday night. McRae scored a game-high 27 points on 9-of-20 shooting as the shorthanded Gators (22-5, 12-3 Southeastern Conference) fell to the Volunteers (17-10, 9-6 SEC) 64-58 in Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. The junior guards 27 points are the most the Gators have allowed an opposing player to score this year. UF trailed 58-52 with 3:34 remaining and had multiple opportunities to rally back. After guard Mike Rosario missed a three-pointer with 2:54 left, guard Scottie Wilbekin cut the Vols lead to 58-54 with a layup. On UFs next possession, guard Kenny Boynton missed a three from the right wing, giving the ball back to Tennessee. UT center Jarnell Stokes provided the dagger by making a layup and drawing a foul with 54.5 seconds left. He made the free throw to complete the three-point play and put the Volunteers ahead 61-54. On the next play, Wilbekin drove down the left lane and found center Patric Young for a dunk to cut TenBut after a turnover from UTs Trae Golden, Rosario was called for an offensive foul on a layup attempt with 28.3 seconds left. We had some very, very good looks and some drives and some ovan said. That was a big, big factor The Volunteers then made 3 of 4 free throws to clinch the win. Rosario led Florida with 16 points on 5-of-14 shooting. Young added 15 points, while forward Casey Prather chipped in 10. Prather exited the game with 2:48 remaining after taking a blow to the head from Rosario on a rebound attempt. Donovan said Prather might have a concussion. Prather has already suffered two concussions this season. Just obviously, it continues on. Well Filling in for guard Michael Frazier II (concussion), guard Braxton Ogbueze and forward DeVon Walker did not take any shots. Floridas lead in the SEC standings on Alabama shrunk to one game. The Gators play the Crimson Tide on Saturday in the OConnell Center. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. UF Golf updateThe mens team placed fourth at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational in Ponte Vedra Beach. The women tied for 10th place at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Read the story online at alligatorSports.org. BracketologyESPN mens college basketball analyst Joe Lunardi projected Florida as a No. 1 seed in the South Region of his latest mock bracket released on Tuesday.Junior ace Hannah Rogers started and pitched in relief for the UF softball team last weekend. See story, page 14.WOMENS BASKETBALL PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff Writer Earning trips to the foul line has been anything but charity recently for the Gators. Florida has attempted 262 free throws in 14 Southeastern Conference games this season, an average of 18.7 attempts per contest But during the past four games, the Gators have attempted just 36 free throws, a rate of nine per game. Opponents have attempted 85 free throws during the same span. enced by Florida committing intentional fouls at the end of three of the four contests, as a sign the Gators have failed to develop a strong inside presence. When you look at the games, in particular as of late that we have struggled with, lowsaid. Thats where weve had a hard time defending. Thats where a lot of our fouls have come, and thats where weve lacked a little bit of presence and consisFlorida has faced two of the conferences elite post players in the past four games. Texas A&M center Kelsey Bone, who is tied for third in the conference in scoring with in the Aggies 78-71 win against the Gators on Feb. 14. Bone attempted 11 free throws in the victory. Florida shot just seven as a team. Three days later, Georgia forward Jasrebounds as the Bulldogs defeated the Gators 62-57. Hassell shot seven times from the foul Florida struggling to establish consistent inside presenceMercer SEE MERCER, PAGE 15Kristi Camara / AlligatorCoach Billy Donovan rubs his eyes during a timeout in Floridas 71-54 win against Arkansas on Saturday in the OConnell Center. JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Staff WriterKevin OSullivan sat in the dugout and talked to his team for 20 minutes immediately following Tuesday nights game. His message: Something needs to change. Roberson said. They cant teach us much more than what theyve been teaching us. We got to start playing with pasto North Florida (6-2) in 10 innings at McKethan Stadium. The Gators were again forced to lean on their struggling bullpen. Starter Keenan Kish lasted just two innings, giving up two runs on one hit and two walks. He threw 52 pitches. Jonathon Crawford is the only season. He tossed 5.1 hitless innings in Fridays 8-2 loss to Florida Gulf Coast. said. Were averaging, three-plus (innings) per start. I mean ther along than three-plus a start, so the bullpen has been With the game tied 4-4 in the top of the seventh inning, the Ospreys took the lead when Drew Weeks hit a leadoff triple to right-center off UF sophomore reliever Ryan Harris. UNF went up 6-4 two batters later when Tyler Marincov scored on a single up the middle off the bat of third baseman Paul Karmeris. Harris threw a career-high 3.2 innings and 60 pitches. He gave up three runs and picked up the loss. dered 24 earned runs on 34 hits in 30 innings. Through nine games last season, Florida relievers had thrown a total of 35.2 innings. the bullpens workload. In the bottom of the ninth, the Gators rallied. straight defeatUF drops close contest to UT UF Baseball SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 15

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14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 SOFTBALL ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator WriterHannah Rogers had a busy weekend. The junior right-hander entered the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic leading the Gators in innings pitched by 18 frames. When Florida returned from Palm Springs, Calif., she led by 22.2 innings. Rogers tossed 18.2 innings in three games for No. 4 Florida (16-1) during the weekend, including 11.2 innings in relief. No other Gators pitcher threw more than 14 frames in the tournament. ilar to most of her other outings this season. The junior struggled with her command but overcame four walks to escape Loyola Marymount with a complete-game victory, allowing two runs. (Im) just making sure that Im hitting good spots and trying to keep the batter from guessing whats coming, Rogers said. The Florida scored eight runs for Rogers, who averages six runs of support per start. Your teams hitting balls and scoring for you, Rogers said. Its a lot easier to pitch when youre ahead. Rogers did not start another game in the tournament, but she made her second and third appearances in relief. Sophomore Lauren Haeger started Flor idas game against No. 6 Missouri on Friday but pitched only four innings. and tossed 7.2 frames. Although she took the Gators only loss of 2013, Rogers relief appearance against the Tigers was one of her best outings this season. In nearly eight innings of relief, Rogers struck out nine and walked four. She gave up two runs, but only one was earned. Rogers relieved Haeger for a second time on Saturday against Georgia Tech and made another strong appearance. batter en route to her seventh victory in 2013. Sophomore Alyssa Bache tossed seven strong innings against Syracuse on Friday and tied a career-best mark with nine strikeouts. While Bache leads the team in ERA, she has tossed the fewest innings. Rogers, the staffs ace, will continue to get the brunt of the work in the circle. She competes, coach Tim Walton said. She makes pitches when she has to, and Im very proud of that.Junior pitcher taking on more responsibility for FloridaElise Giordano / Alligator S taffJunior ace Hannah Rogers winds up to pitch during Floridas 9-1 victory against UNC Wilmington on Feb. 17 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Rogers tossed 18.2 frames for the Gators at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

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line and dominated Florida in the post. Theyre not just the best in the conference, those are two of the best kids in the country, Butler said. But then at the same time, we need to have a post player that is going to step up and say, I am going to make this my job. I am going to be the one that makes a difference. Butler has challenged freshman Christin Mercer to be the difference-maker UF needs. With no room for error as Florida nears the end of the regular season and prepares for the SEC Tournament, Mercer said she is focused on being the inside presence the team needs. If we play strong inside and get to the freethrow line, then other teams start to sink in, Mercer said. Thats when our guards have the ability to do what they need to do to, and it all goes together. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@alligator. org. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 Winning run advanced to third base on balkCasey Turgeon led off with a single, and Jordan Shafer followed with a double. A Zack Powers groundout brought Turgeon home to make the score 6-5, and Shafer crossed home with the tying run on a Taylor Gushue sacribunt from Kyle Brooks, he moved to third thanks to a Harris balk. Catcher Corey Bass then hit a double over in the game-winning run. I feel like were going to come out to practice one of these two days and turn it around, Roberson said. We need the light switch to turn on. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator. org. BASEBALL, from page 13Ryan Jones / Alligator S taffSophomore catcher Taylor Gushue calls out to the mound during Floridas 4-3 loss to Duke on Feb. 15 at McKethan Stadium. MERCER, from page 13UF relying on freshman in post We need the light switch to turn on.Brady RobersonUF designated hitter

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