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LANDON WATNICKAlligator WriterMany people thought Kenny Boynton would leave Florida after his freshman season three years ago. uniform. ing lineup at shooting guard the past four games. son titles. Boynton said. Murphy said. Boynton has also struggled late in games Boynton is truly loved inside of our team three assists per game. Boynton only would let loose around his his teammates during warm-ups and after ant and LeBron James. Boynton never imagined he would reents did. and-done player. four seasons. years. Lauderdale. ning ahead. hoops. signments. lege. godfather when Kenny was in the ninth grade. sons Kenny transferred. sion involving sports. next step. Road to the Final Four Sports Editor Joe Morgan Cover illustration photos Aundre Larrow Cover design Aundre Larrow and Landon Watnick Alligator, Friday, March 22, 2013Javier Edwards / Alligator Javier Edwards / Alligator BuildingLega cyHisFinal Four chase, academics motivated Boynton to stay at Florida Hes about as consistent of a guy as Ive coached since his freshman year. His mood never changes. Hes reliable. You know what youre getting.UF coach Kenny Boyntons career at FloridaGames: 141 Starts: 138 Minutes: 4,564 Points: 1,995 Points per game: 14.1 Shooting percentage: 39.9% Three-point percentage: 34.2% Free-throw percentage: 78.8% Assists: 387 2 SEC championships 2 Elite Eight appearances 4 NCAA Tournament appearances 2009-10 All-SEC Freshman Team 2010-11 All-SEC Second Team 2011-12 All-SEC First Team 2012-13 All-SEC Second Team

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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 120 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Junior Quinton Dunbar and the UF wide receivers hope to have a more productive season in 2013. Read the story on page 15.Dogs undergo chemotherapy treatment at UF Small Animal HospitalThey dont encounter serious side effects, pg 8. Plant lovers to celebrate beginning of spring at festivalThere will be about 200 booths, pg 5. News spreads most by word-of-mouth, report showsAbout 72 percent get news from friends and family, pg 9. KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff WriterGainesville Mayor Craig Lowe was arrested on DUI charges about 12 miles outside the city early Thursday. The Florida Highway Patrol arrested Lowe, 55, near Northeast 21st Street and Northeast 156th Avenue at 5:26 a.m., according to a FHP arrest report. At about 2:20 a.m., Lowe lost control of his 2005 Honda Civic while driving south on Northeast 21st Street, according to an FHP news release. He hit a Florida Department of Transportation sign as well as a ditch and came to a stop on the side of the road. Alachua County the crash. When FHP trooper Javon Murphy arrived, he reported Lowes breath smelled like alcohol, his eyes were bloodshot and he had trouble keeping his balance. Murphy also reported Lowes car was tires. Lowe told Murphy he crashed because he fell asleep while driving. Lowe also admitted to drinking three beers earlier in the night, according to the report. He added his last drink was at about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Lowe performed poorly during a and he was arrested for DUI just before 5 a.m. Troopers later booked him into the 74 /57 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 14 Lowe Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffBalancing ActJaya Patel, 9, does chen-style Tai Chi Chuan balancing exercises as her father, Kalpesh Patel, 45, looks on at the Gainesville Dojo Martial Arts Studio, located at 536 SW Second Ave. The class is taught from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Gainesville mayor arrested for DUISEE LOWE, P A GE 3 IT WILL LAST AN HOUR ON SATURDAY. JACLYN ROSENAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville and Sydney, Australia residents are separated by continents and oceans, but this weekend theyll be connected by a common universal goal. On Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., millions of people from across the world will switch off lights for one hour to show concern for the environment. Alachua County, the city of Gainesville and year in a row. The lights at Century Tower, the Albert and Alberta statues and Flavet Field tennis courts are some participating icons. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art will be particiassistant Michael Amish. [By participating in the event], youd be supporting the Gator Nation in its pursuit in being the leading campus in the country for sustainability, Amish said. Some buildings around campus will go dark for that one hour, while others will stay unlit the entire weekend, Amish said. Chris Whitehurst, UF Physical Plant Divisions business manager, said UFll save about $500 worth of electricity for the whole weekend. The physical plant plays an instrumental role in the actual process of shutting off lights. Jeff Chorlog, the assistant vice president for the physical plant, said it takes two men and about eight hours to change the lights timers for the weekend.UF will black out this weekend COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterDrew Smith didnt expect to become a fraternity brother in the hospital. Members of UFs chapter of Theta Chi surprised the 20-year-old history sophomore at Shands at UF Wednesday night with a personal initiation ceremony. Smith was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia during his senior year of high school. But even after beating cancer in July 2011, his immune system is still weak. He checked into the hospital Tuesday night for stomach pain. Smith transferred to UF in January and got a bid from Theta Chi. He worked his way up to the title of pledge class president. They have good things coming in the next couple of years, and I want to be a part of that, Smith said. Finance senior Travis Johnson, 21, said he chose Smith to be his little brother because he saw Smiths potential and strength. When he learned Smith might not be released in time for the initiation ceremony, Johnson coordinated the surprise with Smiths mother. his pledge class from his hospital bed. Everyone in the brotherhood felt he deserved it, Johnson said. Smith plans to leave the hospital today. Hes looking forward to attending the fraternitys formal this weekend. I worked way too hard this semester to not go, he said.Theta Chi brothers initiate member from his hospital bedGREEK LIFE

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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 120 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 FORECAST TUESDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 69/44 PARTLY CLOUDY 70/44 MONDAY THUNDER STORMS 79/51 SUNDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 74/57 THUNDER STORMS 80/65 SATURDAY TODAY WHATS HAPPENING?AMOUR opens at the Hipp Academy award-winning film Amour will open at the Hipp Theatre today. Amour has been called a masterpiece by The Philadelphia Inquirer and transfixing and extraordinarily touching by Entertainment Weekly. Visit www.thehipp.org or call 352-375-HIPP for tickets. Dance company performs at Phillips Center One of the worlds leading dance companies, Mark Morris Dance Group, will perform today at 7:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Student tickets are $10 and available at the Phillips Center through Ticketmaster, at the University Box Office (in the Reitz Union), or by calling 352392-2787. For more information, visit www.performingarts.ufl. edu. God on Trial: In His Own Words If God were on trial, how would He defend Himself? Come to todays 7 p.m. seminar God on Trial as former Harvard University chaplain Angelo Grasso presents the Bibles answers that vindicate Gods character. This week-long series, ending Saturday, will be held at Pascals Coffeehouse, 112 NW 16th St., one block north of Library West. Free food from Tijuana Flats and Gyros Plus will be provided. It is sponsored by Adventist Campus Ministry. For more info, visit www.acmuf.org. Viva Europe How do Romanians celebrate spring? What famous puzzle was invented in Hungary? What symbol is used in Turkish jewelry to protect the wearer from harm? The answers to these, and many other questions about European culture, will be revealed at the VIVA EUROPE festival Saturday on the Bo Diddley Community Plaza in downtown Gainesville. Festival admission is free from 11 p.m. to 4 p.m. See dance performances all day, and learn some steps. Sing along at the top of every hour. Buy food, buy jewelry and have an instant photo taken. Like us at www. facebook.com/vivaeurope, or call the Center for European Studies at 352-294-7142. MindSight MindSight will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. The identity, are invited and encouraged to attend. This year will feature an exhibition hour to learn more about the meaning behind this event, and the kickoff celebration will begin at 2 p.m. The Hare Krishnas will be serving free Krishna food from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or until it is all gone. Make sure to wear white. For more information, please go to www.festivalofcolorsuf.com. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jglum@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.Speeding Iowa dad ignores police with baby coming IOWA CITY, Iowa An Iowa man who was pulled over for speeding as he rushed his pregnant wife to the hospital said he was determined to keep going behind him. Tyler Rathjen planned to keep going as his wife, Ashley, began giving birth to their son in the passenger seat. But a red light him to stop. I should not stop, Im not going to, Im going to get to the hospital, Tyler Rathjen said. The babys head and arms were already out by the time reached the passenger door. We were all having a different experience, Wolfe said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS annual arts event is organized by the UF Gator Lions Club. The event showcases tactile artistic exhibits that offer participants an unconventional perspective on art that does not require sight. It is hosted for the blind community, but everyone is encouraged to attend. MindSight is free and open to the public. Check www.facebook.com/ events/477557148964395 for more information. Humanities and STEM fields A panel and audience discussion from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday in Smathers Library East, Room 1A, will explore the relationships between the humanities and sciences, focusing especially on how they mutually inform and benefit each other. This event is free and open to the public. More information is available at www.humanities.ufl.edu/ calendar/20130325-Humanities-and-STEM.html. Gator Allies 1.0 Training Join LGBT Affairs for a Gator Allies Training on March 29 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Graham Gallery. Gator Allies trainings further participants understanding of heteronormativity, homophobia and how it affects everyone. The trainers seek to increase awareness and understanding of current LGBTQ issues and offer skills and resources to be an ally. To RSVP, please email lgbt@multicultural. ufl.edu. For more information, visit www.ufsa.ufl.edu/ events/details/1883. UF Holi The Indian Students Association, Student Government Multicultural Affairs Cabinet and UF Intercultural Engagement will commence the first university-wide Festival of Colors event March 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Hume Field. Holi is an Indian tradition meant to celebrate the beginning of spring by throwing colored powder and celebrating diversity in unity. All people, regardless of background or

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3David Carr / Alligator StaffA sign is knocked over near Northeast 21st Street and Northeast 156th Avenue after Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe crashed his car into it early Thursday morning. Lowes runoff opponent, Braddy, was arrested for DUI in 2006Alachua County Jail. At the jail, Lowe took a breath test. His blood alcohol content levels were .061 and .069. Murphy concluded Lowes BAC was above .08 at the time of the crash, according to the report. Lowe was released from jail at about 4:15 p.m. Thursday on his own recognizance. Later that evening, Lowe issued a statement: I apologize for the harm that this situation has caused to my friends, supporters, and the citizens of Gainesville, he said. I feel that its important to set the record straight. In the coming days, additional facts will come to light and I believe that I will [be] found not guilty in this case. Lowe also will work toward strengthening the communitys trust in him, saying, I look forward to getting back to work for the people of Gainesville. Lowe served as a city commissioner from 2003 to 2010. In 2010, he won by a 42-vote margin in a runoff. Lowe is running for re-election against Ed Braddy in the April 16 runoff election. In response to the arrest, Braddy, 41, said Thursday afternoon that he encourages people to give Mayor Lowe his space so that he can deal with this matter We should be grateful that no one was injured, he said. During his term as a city commissioner from 2002 to 2008, Braddy was arrested on a DUI-damage to person/ property in January 2006. His BAC levels were reported to be .181 and .184, according to the arrest report. At Thursdays City Commission meeting, commissioner Susan Bottcher expressed sensitivity toward the situation. Until we get a little more information, my thoughts and prayers are with the mayor, she said. In the days leading up to April 16, Braddy said voters will make up their own minds about the incident. The test of leadership is how you respond to adversity and problems, even ple will be looking to see how [Lowe] responds. Alligator Staff Writers Chris Alcantara LOWE, from page 1L OCAL RACHEL KURLANDAlligator Contributing WriterExchange that coffee cup for a beaker, because theres some science brewing northeast of campus. The Brew Spot Caf, located at 1000 NE 16th Ave., is a trendy bistro that serves up chemistry study sessions along with baked breads, pastries and coffees. Jeff Keaffaber, co-owner of the cafe, currently offers free help for general and organic chemistry students several times at the bistro. However, Keaffaber, who is also a professor in UFs Department of Chemistry, is retiring at the end of this semester and will continue teaching as well as operating the cafe full time. Ive always wanted to celebrate the culinary arts, he said. This is a transition to the next project in my life. Keaffaber will begin charging for sessions this summer. Each session will cost about $15, and students will receive a $5 food coupon with every session. He said the sessions are also open to Santa Fe College and local high school students. It doesnt really matter what level youre at in those courses, he said. Theres going to be something for everyone. Keaffaber has a background in entertainment and engineering. He worked with Walt Disney Imagineering for six years. He said he used his experience with Disney to design his cafe, which includes an open-air a 1,200-square-foot classroom with chalkboard-painted walls. Keaffaber said an average session The idea is to create a community of learners in a small setting, he said. Keaffaber said the sessions are general lesson on chemistry. Its all about the students, he said. Id like to use what Ive used over the years in teaching to give students a different insight into the science. Ryan Wood, a 26-year-old UF chemistry graduate student, said he has gotten to know Keaffaber after working as his teaching assistant last year. Wood said he studies at the cafe twice week. Im usually coming for the food, he said. He likes the food so much that one of the cooks made him his own special, The Wood Dog: a hotdog topped with onions, peppers and cheese and a side of potatoes. Keaffaber sees results in the students that receive his help. successful, he said.UF professor serves up coffee with a side of chemistry COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterFor Kristina von Castel-Roberts and her 45,000 students, theres no seat capacity in her classroom. the university to teach a massive open online course through Coursera. Coursera partners with 62 top-tier universities worldwide to offer free noncredit courses that anyone can take. UF is More than 45,000 students in six continents have been enrolled in von CastelRoberts Fundamentals of Human Nutrition class, which began in January. She began her online class in 2006. To make it relevant to her diverse students, von Castel-Roberts said she expanded her course material to include nutritional recommendations from other countries. She said the class with Coursera gave her a better glimpse of global nutrition. Its been an educational experience, she said. Associate provost for teaching and technology Andy McCollough praised UFs partnership with Coursera. He said the university wanted to share its courses with the rest of the world, and professors would have the opportunity to work with online experts. ulty and students, McCollough said. Even though the university doesnt make any money, he said, massive open online courses are a worthy investment. Agricultural and biological engineering professor Wendell Porters class starts Monday. He said his enrollment has topped 18,500 students. Im teaching two-cities worth of people, Porter said. Porter, who started his online class in 2008, began recording new videos and making all minor changes in October. They dont use the word massive for nothing, he said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@ UF online courses popular COACH BECKY BURLEIGH SAYS HEADING IS PART OF THE GAME. BRITTNY PEREZAlligator Contributing WriterResearchers recently found through an iPad app-based experiment that repeated hits to the head, such as heading a soccer ball, could affect an athletes performance on cognitive tasks. UFs womens soccer, said this study provides a good basis for the concussion discussion. There are so many different ways you can head a ball, she said. Some girls control it like a pass because its a soft-header, or its a hardheader that theyre trying to compete withThe study included 24 teenage female participants, 12 soccer players and 12 non-soccer players. Researchers found the soccer players were much slower than non-soccer players on a task that tested their reaction speed. Becky Burleigh, head coach of UFs womens soccer team, said the concern of heading and concussions is an evolving issue. Until we have conclusive evidence that heading is an issue, thats just a part of our game, Burleigh said. We wouldnt want to be at a competitive disadvantage for not heading when other teams are. Injuries can occur when people hit each other as opposed to the ball, or if a player doesnt have his or her arms up for protection of the space around them, Burleigh said. Both Flood and Burleigh said teaching proper technique is a precautionary measure that can prevent players from getting concussions after heading a soccer ball. Austin Zide, a goalie for a UF mens club soccer team, has only had one concussion since starting competitive soccer at age 7. wont allow a study based on concussions and heading in soccer to affect the way he plays the game. I love the game, he said. I wouldnt let something like that worry me or change something that I like to do.Heading in soccer poses a blow to players, study saysCastel-Roberts Theres going to be something for everyone.Jeff Keaffaberco-owner There are so many different ways you can head a ball.Emily Flood

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4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 Becca Negron / AlligatorCamille Mekwinski, a 20-year-old UF environmental engineering sophomore, attends a holistic breathing course at the Reitz Union on Thursday evening. THE WORKSHOP COSTS $250 AND IS HELD IN THE REITZ UNION. COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterNatasha Parekh took a deep breath and swan dived forward until her spine ran parallel to her legs. The 25-year-old school psychology graduate student was one of seven students enrolled in the Art of Living Youth Empowerment and Skills Workshop that began Thursday evening. The Art of Living is a national self-development program. The class is sponsored by YES+ Gators, a UF organization that centers around stress management techniques for young adults. I see it as an overall wellness camp, Parekh said. The workshop is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m on Saturday and Sunday in the Reitz Union. For $250, students can put stress aside for windows overlooking the amphitheater. Nitin Garg, a volunteer weekly instructor, brought in two teachers from Miami for the session. He said students will learn breathing techniques, yoga poses, games and meditation. Its a very beautiful combination, Garg said. It makes students look inside themselves and gives them peace and meditation. For Parekh, yoga runs in the family. She said her dad, sister and younger brother all completed the Art of Living workshop. She said her father is a licensed yoga instructor. With all the violence going on, she said. People our age need to start taking better care of their wellb-eing and mental health. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org.Breathing easy: Workshop aims to help UF students de-stressSANTA FE ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterThe Aspen Institute has ranked Santa Fe College as one of the top 10 community colleges in the country. SFC is one of only two institutions in the state to receive Aspens top 10 acknowledgement. The institute looked at about 1,200 other colleges nationwide. This is the institutes second year awarding the College Excellence Program Prize, said David Houder, director of communications at SFC. Santa Fe did not make the top 10 last year, Houder said, but it is overjoyed to have gotten the recognition a second time around. Everyone is thrilled, he said. under the radar, and the good stuff sometimes doesnt get noticed. Houder said the colleges are evaluated on things like graduation percentages and job placement rates. Katie Walker, a 19-year-old SFC exercise science sophomore, said she wasnt surprised by the ranking. I like the small classes, and I love everything about Santa Fe, she said. Walker said she thinks its the amount of available one-on-one time with professors that makes SFC a top 10 college. Tim Warren, 18, will start his freshman year at SFC in the Fall. Having received his acceptance letter, the deciding factor for choosing SFC depended on its ranking, Warren said. This is one thing thats encouraging me to go there, he said. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org.Santa Fe ranked in top 10 community colleges nationwide As a community college, David Houder

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 Be a part of something BIG GIVE B LOOD.Over 1,000 people gathered to form one of needs just as many donors per week to meet call 888.795.2707 Photo by Photography 35 Derek A. Smith / AlligatorJ.R. Trimm, 16, of Bronson, loads plants to his box truck at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens on Thursday afternoon. This weekend is the Spring Festival at the gardens, located at 4700 SW 58th Drive. THERE WILL BE ABOUT 200 BOOTHS. ALEX HARRISAlligator Contributing WriterLocal gardeners and green the gardens, located at 4700 SW 58th Plant lovers to celebrate beginning of spring at annual festival

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator EditorialFRIDAY, MARCH 22, 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 EDITOR77 TOTAL VOTES31% YES 69% NOTodays question: Do you drink soda on a regular basis? Fridays question: Are you double majoring?Column Hi, sorry, we seem to have misplaced the brakes on Spring semester. Silly us! Guess theres no stopping it. To be fair, weve been listening to The 20/20 Experience on repeat for, like, three days. That brings us to the help-how-do-we-become-real-adultswho-function-in-society-at-all edition of...Darts & LaurelsSeven years ago, we were all just a bunch of young guns, unaware of how the world was changing around us. Then Twitter was invented. This week, Twitter turned 7 years old, and we basically couldnt imagine life without it. Remember when people thought it was just a cheap, worse version of Facebook? Realized by now its mostly a place where you and all of your friends practice being funny and complain about your other friends? There are also subtweets, where you talk about someone behind their back, and intimifavs of subtweets, where you favorite a subtweet you know is about you. What a great thing that was invented! Cattiness aside, Twitter has done some amazing things and actually helps people track important political and social movements around the world. We give a its-still-a-time-waster-of-a-website-but-dang-socialWeb-sure-is-the-future LAUREL to Twitter. (And happy birthday to Taco Bell this week as well.) Journalism doesnt stop to rest, uh, ever. Its a crazy machine of breaking news and poop ships, and all of it has to get checked by editors and copy editors. Imagine our surprise when we heard a freshman reporter for The Crimson White, the University of Alabamas student newspaper, made up about 30 people since January as sources for her stories. I was overwhelmed and succumbed to a lot of pressure Id been under, the reporter said in an email this week, according to an article on the newspapers website. I did it because The Crimson White had become so important to me that I didnt want to lose it. Her giant ruse came to light when one of her latest stories was being edited on March 13. The papers copy editors, while fact-checking the correct spelling of one of the fabricated students names, the article continued, discovered that no such student existed. Listen. It is so much more work to make stuff up than it is to do the actual research. We give a sorry-Alabama-hope-you-guys-all-chill-out-so-your-reportDART to The Crimson White. Do you need something to spike your blood pressure? Good! Rush Limbaugh criticized Beyoncs new song, Bow Down/I Been On, this week. Shes got a new song, Bow down, bitches, a total 180, Limbaugh said on his radio show, according to a Billboard article. Beyoncs now saying, go ahead and put up with it. And you know why? Ill tell you why. She married the rich guy. Shes even calling herself Mrs. Carter on the tour. She has shelved Beyonc. We guess he missed lyrics from the song like: I took some time to live my life, but dont think Im just his little wife because they directly disagree with the extremism Limbaugh likes to spout. We give a please-retire-sowe-dont-have-a-collective-American-heart-attack-about-you DART to Limbaugh, but, also, a LAUREL to Beyonc for beThat about takes care of things for this week, folks. Have a fun and safe weekend, and go Gators!Spring semester 2013 will be a gay ol timeThis year, spring will be gayer than winter. UFs Pride Student Union held the opening ceremony for its Pride Awareness Month on Monday. PAM is one of the largest student-run celebrations of queer culture and identity in the country. PAM is always an entertaining and enlightening showcase, but there is another arena in which queer matters will riage will soon be taking the spotlight in the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court will hear the controversial case regarding Californias Proposition 8 on Tuesday. Then, the Court is set to hear the case regarding the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday. Proposition 8 was the bill passed in California in 2008, which overturned the rights same-sex couples previously had to be married. The Defense of Marriage Act is a law which restricts the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. It is unclear when a decision for either of these cases will be reached, but some expect it will be by the end of June. No matter what the decisions for those cases end up being, I think the time is soon approaching when same-sex allowed to take part in the civil institution of marriage. I can recall the day when Proposition 8 was passed. It was disappointing to hear about the decision that many Californians made, just as it was disappointing to hear about the heavy involvement of the Mormon Church in supporting the passage of Proposition 8. Today, the Church stands in support of Proposition 8 as strongly as ever. In January, The Church of Jesus Christ of with the Supreme Court, one for each of the gay marriage cases. The briefs were written on behalf of several Christian groups, including the Southern Baptist Convention. Our theological perspectives, though often differing, converge to support the proposition that the traditional, only constitutional but essential to the welfare of families, children, and society, reads the brief for the Defense of Marriage Act case. Being raised Mormon, I can vouch for the integrity of that statement: Such a perspective is theologically supported and can be supported only on those grounds. I havent heard a single argument against gay marriage and only against gay marriage that didnt depend on a religious claim of some kind. years since the passage of Proposition 8. I think many people who have historically been opposed to gay marriage are coming to the conclusion that they are standing on the wrong side of history when they oppose it. I have often found myself imagining a future in which our posterity will gawk at how slow we have been as a society to allow equality. Earlier this month, a heartwarming appeal to Chief Justice Roberts was uploaded to YouTube. Twelve-year-old Daniel Martinez-Leffew, who was adopted along with his sister at the age of 5 by two gay men, got the idea to address Roberts when he heard the chief justice had two adopted children of his own. In the video, Daniel talks to Justice Roberts about the rights of people like us. If you have time to watch the clip, please do. Its easy to ignore how much courage that really takes. Imagine what it must feel like to have the people you love I am inspired by the courage of that 12-year-old. I am inspired by all who show courage in the face of a world that might not understand them. To all those who are different, who have been called wicked or ugly or somehow wrong without due cause, your courage inspires me. To them, I offer my most loving thanks. And thanks to all who would stand for morality and goodness. month, check out the Pride Awareness Month calendar. The events are sure to be edifying. Happy spring, everyone. Brandon Lee Gagne is an anthropology senior. His column runs on Fridays. Brandon Lee Gagneopinions@alligator.org

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 As a loyal reader of the Alligator, I applaud their efforts to feature a columnist with a different viewpoint. He could not be more out of touch with todays sociof his other columns he quotes Fox News as the source for his arguments. I dont know Skipper personally, but Im assuming he still thinks Earth is 8,000 years old. Skipper cries about under God in the Pledge of Allegiance becoming under assault. He is probably unaware that the term wasnt put in the pledge until 1954, just as in God we trust wasnt put on dollar bills until 1957. How the country went on for more than 175 years before that is a mystery. Perhaps it was the slaves that helped build this country, not God. Just as praying was a part of history, so was slavery. While Im all in favor of forcing Patric Young to stay here another year, I think its a good thing we no draft if he so chooses. Skipper and the rest of the Tea Party needs to wake up and realize that times are changing for the better. I hate the argument that God leads to more morality. Just because a person doesnt believe in God or doesnt pray in public doesnt mean they dont believe in doing the right thing. And if someone wants to worship environmentalism, then let him or her. At least they can say without a doubt that the Earth actually exists. Skipper says there should be God in schools, but he would probably feel differently if someone did a prayer in Hebrew or Arabic. I wouldnt be surprised to see him standing alongside the people in my hometown of Tampa who protested when the Council on American-Islamic Relations wanted to speak at a local school. As for classrooms, they wont discuss scripture because theyre too busy discussing something that matters: science. Little Erik has the right to believe the second human on a secular environment where real learning and reasoning is encouraged, we teach something that has substance: evolution. No one is stopping anyone from worshipping God, just like no one is going to stop Skipper from becoming a crazy Turlington preacher in 20 years. The great thing about this country is youre allowed to believe in what you want. People dont think those people with signs by Turlington are crazy for what they believe in (well, maybe a little bit), but mainly because of the way they try to force it down other peoples throats. Matt Rubin UF telecommunication senior Given the vast amount of damning information that puzzling your piece mentioned not a word about it. Recently, the circus agreed to pay a penalty of $15,000 to settle charges with federal authorities for more than 10 violations including failing to provide adequate veterinary care to elephants traveling with the circus and failure to hire personnel capable of caring for them. The circus elephant handler is none other than Tim Frisco, who was caught on tape viciously attacking terprods. The footage shows Frisco instructing other trainers to hurt the elephants until they scream and to sink a that the beatings must be concealed from the public. In 2011, the owner of the circus, John Pugh, pleaded guilty to violating the Endangered Species Act, the circus probation for illegally selling two endangered Asian elephants. The court ordered Pugh individually to serve three years probation, hundred of hours of community payment to an organization working toward conservation and rehabilitation of Asian elephants. Students have the right to know all sides of an issue so sordid history. Jennifer OConnor PETA Foundation staff writerLetters to the EditorT the Internet right now that puts all other rainbow pictures to shame. Granted, the picture itself is not the whole story. The rainbow house is across the street from Westboro American military deaths are punishment for accepting homosexuals. Not only does it feature a spiffy new paint job, but it it. To top it all off, the man who started this project, Aaron Jackson, is planning to make the house a gayrights center. Although the intent is confrontational, the painting and re-purposing of the house itself is not. There might be some zoning laws or aesthetic requirements that are not met. unhinge this plan. The good the center can do will slightly offset the its hate instead of merely adding his voice to the cacophony of this debate which were late to the party to, anyway. Most civilized countries have already settled this issue Jackson was proactive and emphasized his words through action. conquering all proves itself true in circumstances like these. in Gainesville a few years ago. even seeing a controversy, the counterprotest became a celebration. Anyone on the fence about the debate would have been inspired. spreading its message truly is. Raising up everyone is much more productive than tearing down those who already deal with enough negativity. What astounds me, though, is some of the comments this story is getting. One user complained the seller of the house did not get his asking price for the house. He then proceeded to insult Jackson for using the reduced price he eventually paid as selfhave some truth. It doesnt, though. Jackson has a litany of other works that show this is not a single event. it publicity, which is true on a small, mostly irrelevant level. Even so, I see that argument and raise that it works in reverse just as easily. headquarters, they can occasionally get the center in the frame as well. Normally, Internet comments lack merit and should be disregarded. I enjoy reading those because they are usually thought out and present interesting and unique viewpoints that augment the article. to this. Here we have someone, the commenter, going out of his or her way to combat hate without adding more hate to the discussion. wrong with it. I know Darts & Laurels is for the editorial, but Id and what he does be it promoting gay rights or any of his other projects. We need more doing instead of just talking. Logan Ladnyk is a journalism junior at UF. His column runs on Fridays.Fighting hate in a much more positive way: Raising people up, not tearing them downColumn Logan Ladnykopinions@alligator.org

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SHANNON KAESTLEAlligator Contributing WriterChemotherapy has left Anora virtually unaffected, but it isnt a surprise. Jan and Andy Hamiltons greyhound Anora was diagnosed with lymphoma, a blood cancer, on Dec. 29. She started chemotherapy shortly thereafter. Anora is one of many mammals that are treated in the CHOP program at UFs Small Animal Hospital. CHOP is an acronym for the drugs prescribed in this regimen. The dogs receive the same drugs as humans but dont suffer the often intense side effects that people do. Most dogs with lymphoma, you cant tell the difference with a dog who has no cancer, said 38-year-old Dr. Kelvin Kow, a UF assistant professor of oncology and associate service chief of the UF Small Animal Hospital. Dogs dont lose their hair generally. They dont have the degree of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea that people get with chemotherapy. Eighty percent of dogs that go through chemotherapy have few to no side effects at all, whereas 80 to 90 percent of people get sick, Kow said. About 3,000 animals a year are treated in the CHOP program. Andy Hamilton, 68, said Anora has had minimal side effects from chemotherapy. The difference in treatment is in the dosage of the chemotherapy drugs. Dogs receive about half of the dosage that humans would, Kow said. If a patient has no quality of life, why do it? Kow said. Our mantra one, two and three is quality of life, quality of life, quality of life. The CHOP program includes 16 chemotherapy drug treatments over the span of 25 weeks, he said. Each treatment cost averages out to be about $300, which totals to about $4,500. Anoras life doesnt have a price to them, Andy Hamilton said. She would have been dead by now had we not, he said. Her lymph nodes inside her shoulders would have been the size of golf balls. The CHOP program extends a dogs life between a year and a year and a half. The dogs response rate, when the cancer goes into remission, is about 85 to 90 percent, Kow said. This is about the same response rate for humans. Anora is currently in complete remission after having gone through half of her CHOP treatment. As long as she has the zest for life she has, she deserves it, Andy Hamilton said. 8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013Shannon Kaestle / AlligatorDr. Heather Gardner, a 29-year-old oncology intern at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital, performs an exam on Anora, a greyhound with cancer. WHITNEY CONGRESSAlligator Contributing WriterA 12-ounce can of soda may seem harmless, but it could actually lead to death. One in 100 deaths of obese people internationally is linked to the consumption of sugary drinks, according to a recent presentation at an American This information did not surprise 19-year-old UF health science sophomore Courtney Brady. I always assumed that fat people drink soda every day which contributes to why they are fat and die, she said. But she, too, sometimes indulges on blue slushies from gas stations. However, she does not think people in general realize how extreme the consequences of drinking soda daily can be. People think, oh, its just a drink, Brady said. Margarita Torres, a registered dietician and professor at Santa Fe College, agrees. It is easy to forget that liquids contain calories, too, she said. The repercussion of drinking a 64-ounce fountain soda can add up to 700 calories, according to Harvards School of Public Health. It is imperative to remember that one pound is equal to 3,500 calories, Torres said. If someone drinks one 700-calorie drink each day, it can add up to more than one pound a week. Its literally liquid sugar, Torres said. Anne Mathews, a registered dietician and an assistant professor for UFs Department of Food Science and Human Nutritions Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, does not think sugary drinks are the only problem. The main problem is the lack of focus on overall diet quality, she said. Jacob Weiss, a 21-year-old UF building construction senior, does not think this news will I am not obese, so one soda daily isnt a big deal, he said. I know its unhealthy, but it cant be worse than drinking alcohol. Mathews said it is vital to promote the health drinks. There are natural ways to sweeten beverages, including lemon juice in water and honey in tea. Consume everything in moderation, she said. That is the most important thing.Study links soda consumption to deaths in obese ALYSSA NIEVESAlligator Contributing WriterThe second annual Viva Europe! festival will highlight about 15 European countries Saturday on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free and open to the public. Gail Keeler, UFs Center for European Studies outreach coordinator, said people can watch and join in on Irish, Greek and Turkish dancing. Every hour, there will also be singalongs in various European languages. Local vendors will be selling traditional European food. Last year, there wasnt as much emphasis on having something to do, Keeler said. This year, we charged the student groups with thinking of activities that are more interactive, so somebody could take away a little piece of Europe. Olesya Dudenkova, a 23-year-old UF history graduate student assistant, said she will be writing peoples names in the Russian alphabet onto nametags for keepsakes. Keeler expects 2,000 people to attend. Franois Moschini said he is looking forward to partaking in French activities. He also wants to gain a better understanding of Eastern Europe. When we think about Europe, we dont really think about Poland and other European countries that have less power, said the 21-year-old UF French foreign exchange student studying international business. Keeler said the show will still go on Saturday despite the 50 percent chance of showers forecasted. Moschini, determined to experience a taste of his homeland, said he wont let the gloomy weather rain on his parade or festival.Festival to bring taste of Europe to downtown GainesvilleIt runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Keeler LOC ALDogs undergo chemo at UF animal hospital IT OPENED MARCH 15. JEFFREY REALEAlligator Contributing Writer opened a new historic attraction. The attraction, Colonial Quarter, is a living history museum that spans across two acres. It gives attendees a chance to experience what life was like in St. Augustine in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The museum, which has been open since Feb. 15, held its grand opening March 15 to March 17. More than 550 people attended the private grand announcement. The announcement was intended to draw media and attention to Colonial Quarter. Cindy Stavely, executive director for Colonial Quarter, said the museum will act as an academic activity for elementary school students and above. Since the opening, Stavely said visitors have been receptive to the new museum. Everyone is very pleased at the amazing transformation from what the area used to be, she said. The attraction was previously known as Spanish Colonial Quarter, which was a state-run program. It shut down in 1997 when St. Augustines preservation board closed, according to a press release from Colonial Quarter. Linda Dixon, associate director of planning at UF Facilities, Planning and Construction Department, said UF became the managing agency for the property in 2010. Dixon said UF essentially outsourced the project, which is on state-owned land, to a private company, Pat Croce & Company. The company currently owns the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. UF is responsible for fact checking all of the information at the attraction, as well as basic building upkeep, among other responsibilities, Dixon said. This is a great example of a public-private partnership, she said. Were excited that it has been pulled off in such a short amount of time with good partnering and contributions by many, many people.UF opens historic museum in St. AugustineDixon I know its unhealthy, but it cant be worse than drinking alcohol. Jacob Weissbuilding construction senior at UF

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffServe and Protect Annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, held at the ASCO Main Administration Building. JUSTINE GIANCOLOAAlligator Contributing WriterUF students looking for a healthier heart can add extra-virgin olive oil to their next meal. Dr. Ramon Estruch, a professor of medicine in Barcelona, found that a diet characterized by Mediterranean foods is more effective in warding off heart disease than a simple low-fat diet. According to the study, Estruch and his colleagues found lower risk of heart disease among their test submeals. Seeing these results have some local experts suggesting the diet as well. Anne Mathews, a registered dietician with UFs department of food science and human nutrition, said most of the foods in the diet lead to decreased risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Although some foods in the diet contain fats, Mathews controlled portions. Theyre not foods like a triple scoop of ice cream with a brownie on the side, she said. Wendy Dahl, another registered dietician with UFs department of food science and human nutrition, said when it comes to cardiovascular risks, the MediterraHowever, Dahl said she believes Americans will have a hard time following the diet because they are constantly on the go. Youre not going to be able to go through a drive-thru and get a meal with extra-virgin olive oil, she said. Brittany Wallrath, a 19-year-old UF civil engineering sophomore, recently started following the diet by eating ing breads and chips with fruits and vegetables. I kind of took the saying you get out what you put in to heart, she said, and started to really pay attention to what I was putting in my body.Study shows Mediterranean diet can help heartADMINIS TRA TION JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff WriterStudents dominated the conversation Thursday afternoon as the UF ings came to a close. Several UF students spoke in favor of the committee on educational policy and strategys recommendation that the trustees authorize the addition of an African-American Studies degree. Then they sat together in the audience and grinned at each other when the committee passed the item. decision today. Student Body President Tj VilGovernment update, Villamil said hes proud of how far the 800-member body has come in the past year. In the external relations committee meeting, University Police Chief Linda Stump addressed the recent incidents at the University of Central Florida, where a man died by a with a bag of explosives and plans to attack the campus. Stump said the situation turned out like it did largely due to emergency responders quick thinking. It still comes down to humans make the decisions, she said. As much as you can support keeping the University of Florida Police Department as a progressive, responsive, manpower-intensive unit, the better off I think youre going to be. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said that in an emergency, UF would integrate communicators across campus to get the correct information out as fast as possible. We have developed a mass emergency ... plan in the past few years, knowing that anything like what happened at UCF could happen here at any time, she said. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@ alligator.org.UF Board of Trustees discusses new degree, UCF suicide SEVENTY-TWO PERCENT GET NEWS FROM FRIENDS/FAMILY. BETHANY SCHUSTERAlligator Contributing WriterA special report from the Pew Research Centers 2013 State of the News Media found 72 percent of Americans commonly receive their news from their friends and family. Word-of-mouth has been popular ever since man exited the cave, said UF journalism assistant professor Norman Lewis. Surprised the number wasnt higher, Lewis said news is who people are; its something they constantly share in conversation. And Americans are doing so, but revamped throughout the digital platform. Fifteen percent of Americans said they receive their news from family and friends on social media, and 7 percent said they do so by email. UF public relations sophomore Lauren Yockey said she is learning a lot about the value of social media to the news industry. Because [social media] is in our lives so much, its really easy to click, the 19-year-old said. Its like tion has the potential to be false or misleading. Although the majority of news people receive may come from a short conversation or tweet, more often than not, they eventually seek out the full story. The study found about 70 percent of Americans follow up their news very or somewhat often, especially if it was sent via email or social media. For the news industry, this is an exIts all an undiscovered country, said Ronald Rodgers, a UF journalism associate professor. This is their opportunity to start discovering how these things can be used, to create a symbiotic relationship between the publication and the conversation.News spread most by word-of-mouth THE FOSSILS ARE AT THE FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Contributing WriterAldo Rincon was alone during Panama Canal excavations in 2008 when he found a 20-million-year-old tooth. The 33-year-old UF geology doctoral stulike species lower jaw in the canal area. The expansion of the Panama Canal has led UF researchers to discover fossils revealing new information about Rincons hippo-like species and a crocodilian species of caiman. With these, researchers were able to publish studies in Marchs Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, clarifying the origins and distribution of caimans and the hippo-like species. Rincon, lead author of the hippo-like species article and co-author of the crocodilian species article, said the mammal was about the size of a cow with the proportions of a hippo. Jonathan Bloch, Florida Museum of Natural History associate curator of vertebrate paleontology, said the fossil discoveries provide evidence on how the diversity of animals came about when North America and South America were not connected. Alex Hastings, the lead author on the crocodilian article, said the discovery provided information on a time period that researchers did not have before. we had about evolution in the new world in North and South America that we just didnt have before, said the former UF vertebrate paleontology graduate student. The fossils are being held at the Florida Museum of Natural History for analysis. Rincon said this is just the beginning of fossil discovery in the canal.UF doctoral student makes fossil discovery in Panama Canal Youre not going to be able to go through a drive-thru and get a meal with extra-virgin olive oil.Wendy Dahlregistered dietician It still comes down to humans make the decisions.Linda StumpUniversity Police Chief

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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

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**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 LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET, In Original Plastic, Never Used Org. $3,000, sacrifice $975.-CHERRY BEDROOM SET, Solid Wood, new in factory boxes--$895. Can Deliver. Bill (813)298-0221. 3-22-1-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds UF Surplus Equipment Auctionsare underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-24-13-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 4-24-72-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-24-13-72-10 BOOKS: Romance does not always live up to our expectations. But, come on, does it have to fall as far short as it does in Clumsy Hearts? A slightly misguided romance, by Hysteria Molt. Available via Amazon.com. 3-22-13-10-10 Public Auction Onsite & Online Press Printing Enterprises Inc. Thurs, March 28 @ 11am Preview: Day of Sale 9-11am 3601 Hanson Street, Ft Myers, Fl 33916 Offset Press Printing Machinery & Equipment including: 2000 MAN ROLAND Model R306, 6-Color Sheet fed Offset Press w/Coater, Folders, Paper Cutters, Plate Maker, Vehicles, Forklift and more! Visit www.moeckerauctions.com for Details, Photos and Catalog Moecker Auctions (800) 840-BIDS 15% -18%BP, $100 ref. cash dep. Subj to confirm. AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Rubin 3-221-10 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a 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 352-377-6974 4-24-72-11 4-24-13-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors offers FREE pickup service for any paid scooter repair. Daily pickups. LOWEST labor rate, quickest turnaround in Gville! Will repair ANY brand scooter. Free estimates. 376-6275. RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-24-13-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 4-24-72-11 SWAMP CYCLES Closest to campus. MMI Certified Mechanics for Motorcycles and experienced scooter mechanics. Lowest prices. Friendly service. 633 NW 13th Street, 373-8823, www.swampcycles.com 4-2458-11 $5500/OBO2003, 100th YEAR ANNIVERSARY HARLEY DAVIDSON. Orange with Gator emblem. Perfect condition. Wanda 386-659-1612 3-22-13-5-11 MOTORCYCLES WANTED, Wanted All Types Pre-1980. Any Type ConditionRunning or Not! CASH PAID! Call Brian (845)389-3239 3-22-1-11 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 4-24-54-12 CASH 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 HONDA FIT Sport 2007 RED 4 DR Hatchback 25K mi black interior New Condition with personality One Owner Great Mileage a REAL value @ almost half price! $11,675 Call JoAnn @ 352-213-9086 3-27-5-12 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. 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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 3-11-13-72-13 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. WEB PRODUCTIONSeeking staff members for the web produc tion team at alligator.org. Interested candi dates should possess the following: Familiarity with media production tools such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, etc. Familiarity with a web-based CMS and/or web coding basics will receive extra consideration. An ability to learn and work with new programs quickly and efficiently Deep interest in the growth and develop ment of new media Skill in producing not only the written, but audio and visual components of media segments and graphics. The desire to make a lasting impact on a UF tradition in a shifting media landscape. Send all inquiries with resume direct to Evan Walker, Managing Editor/Online at ewalker@alligator.org Daytime Advertising ProductionThe Independent Florida Alligator Advertising Production Department is accepting student applications. Duties include graphic design and organizational layout. Will train, but experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is preferred. Friendly work environment, flexible schedule, with hours between 9 am 5 pm M-F. Must be available to work Summer C and be currently enrolled in classes. A one-year commitment is expected. Fill out an application at the front desk of The Alligator, 1105 W University Ave, M-F 9 am 5 pm. No phone calls, please. Include available work schedule and references. Previous applicants are welcome to reapply with current schedule. EOE Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aPAID SALES REPIf you are enrolled as a UF or SFC student available to work 15-20 hours a week this summer, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience,Don't have that much time?Apply to be aINTERNIf you are enrolled as a UF or SFC student available to work 10-12 hours a week this summer, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, Stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-24-13-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-24-1372-14 Summer Jobs $2400 Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 10 August 3. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 www.feyc.org 4-24-13-70-14 DOMINOS HIRINGdelivery drivers & assistant managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com 3-29-13-49-14 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 Certified Lifeguard for residential therapeutic pool activities. OPS Lifegurad/UTRS, $12.00/ hr, requires certification as a Lifeguard, 20hrs/ wknd, Adult-Male patients in a Maximum Security Mental Health Facility. For more infomration call Grady at 352-375-8484 x-248. Apply on-line @ http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com. 4-1-1315-14 Computer Repair Tech Hardware & Software, knowledge of all windows OS, networking, laptops & desktops. hr@blue4.com 4-913-20-14 CUTTING-EDGE UF RESEARCH STUDY Smokers wanted (1 pack a day for 5 years) Periodontal (gum line) sampling only 5 visits over 2 years; up to 1.5 hr each visit FREE oral exam, up to $160 compensation Call: 352-392-2945 4-23-13-30-14 Savvy student needed to help me set up Skype, to trouble shoot problems; to help integrate my home computer with my desktop; and to help me organize my home-based business. Internet Marketing a PLUS! $25/hr. Hank 352-283-3880 3-26-13-8-14 F/T Paralegal w/ experience for busy Elder Law Firm, Miller & Brasington, in Gainesville. Must be computer saavy, detail oriented, team player. Email resume to hrmb1204@yahoo.com 3-22-13-5-14 The Jonesville Tennis Center is looking for a Facility Maintenance Attendant/ Supervisor to overlook 14 clay courts and its surroundings. 20 hours a week, flexible hours, $10 an hour. Please email jonesvilletennis@ gmail.com for more info. 3-22-13-5-14 Earn up to $50 per hour!! Choose your own hours! Brand ambassadors & sale reps needed for a new energy drink that prevents & cures hangovers. Text if interested to 813-714-3674 or email info@campusfundraiser.net 3-2213-5-14 MEDICAL ASSISTANTPT for a doctor's office. Experience preferred. Email resume to: snpohani@gmail.com 3-22-13-5-14 Mortgage company needs part-time marketing assistant. $10-$12/hr. Weekdays 6-9pm. Students preferred. Apply in person between 4-6 pm. 3501 SW 2nd Ave Suite 2100 (above Gator Textbooks) 3-29-13-10-14 Tennis InstructorsTimber Ridge Children's Summer Camp in High View, West VA is seeking tennis instructors for the summer. Competitive Pay, Room and Board included. Strong Tennis background required. Great Atmosphere and facilities. Apply online at www.trcamps.com or call 800-258-2267 4-1-13-10-14 12, ALLIGATOR

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Up to $14.50-$29/hr calling small business owners and setting appointments for our sales representatives! NO Selling Required. Call Recorded Hotline (507) 726-4051 or visit www. CityAdvertisingSolutions.com/helpwanted 3-26-13-5-14 WANTED! Closeout-Finders. Work In Your Spare Time From Anywhere! Earn $1,000+ Weekly. No Selling. Free Report: 1-800-9437203; www.easyprofits123.com (Reference Code : 56534) 3-26-5-14 SANDYS SAVVY CHIC RESALE BOUTIQUE Now hiring! Great working environment. PT/ FT positions. Starting @ $8./hr. Opportunity to move up to buyer/asst mgr. Apply in person 4148 NW 13th St, 352-372-1226 4-2-1310-14 WORLD of BEER GAINESVILLE is HIRING! Bartenders, Barbacks & Cocktail Waitress! Please bring your completed application to the open interviews on March 25 29 from 2 pm 6 pm at World of Beer, 140 SW 128th St., Suite B Tioga, Newberry, FL 32669. Visit www.wobusa.com/gainesville for complete job description and application. Contact gainesville@wobusa.com for more info. 3-29-13-6-14 Growing e-commerce company F/T Warehouse/Customer service who will be responsible for outbound freight shipments, inventory management, and all aspects of customer service. Must have good phone skills. We are willing to train. Please email your resume to shannon@strictlytoolboxes.com. For a full job description go to www.strictlytoolboxes.com/help-wanted 3-28-13-5-14 Driver Daily or Weekly Pay. $0.01 increase per mile after 6 and 12 months. $.03/mile Enhanced Quarterly Bonus. Requires 3 months OTR experience. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com 3-22-1-14 Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway. com. EOE 3-22-1-14 Heavy Equipment Operator Career! 3 Week Hands On Training School. Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. National Certifications. Lifetime Job Placement Assistance. VA Benefits Eligible! 1-866-3626497 3-22-1-14 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Traning. Job ready in 15 days! (888)368-1964 3-221-14 IN A RUT? WANT A CAREER, NOT JUST A JOB? Train to be a professional truck driver in ONLY 16 DAYS! The avg. truck driver earns $700+/wk*! Get CDL Training @ NFCC/Roadmaster! Approved for Veterans Training. Dont Delay, Call Today! 866-4670060 *DOL/BLS 2012 3-22-1-14 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-443-5186 www.CenturaOnline.com 3-22-1-15 COMPUTER TECHNICIANS TRAINING! Train for PC Technical Careers at sctrain. edu No computer Experience Needed! Job placement Assistance HS Diploma/GED a Must Start Immediately! 1-888-872-4677 3-22-1-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-24-72-16 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 A childless married couple seeks to adopt. Financial security. Homestudy approved! Let's help each other. Expenses paid. Carolyn & Ken. Call Sklar Law Firm 1-800218-6311. Bar#0150789 3-22-1-16 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. HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-24-71-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! 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 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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(888)374-7294 3-22-1-15 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769 3-22-1-15 AIRLINE CAREERS Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769 3-22-1-15 MEDICAL CAREERS begin here Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-203-3179 www.CenturaOnline.com 3-22-1-15 ALLIGATOR

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators wide receiver Quinton Dunbar has been a standout performer in spring practice. See story, page 15.More March MadnessGo online to alligatorSports.org and follow our coverage of Floridas run in the NCAA Tournament this weekend as the Gators try to notch their third straight Sweet 16 appearance.Gators in the NBADenver Nuggets forward Corey Brewer scored 29 against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff WriterThe Gators took off for Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday morning ence road matchup this season. opens its series against Vandersquad that owns the No. 2 spot in the Baseball America Top 25. Awaiting UF is an offense that len bases. Florida is tasked with keeping Vanderbilt runners from taking advantage of a young battery. ue has thrown out 25 percent of attempted base stealers this year, and Florida ranks fourth in the Three Commodores have 10 stolen bases this season. Im totally excited. I cant wait, Gushue said. The pitching staff and me have to work on that one. Its not just me. Its also the pitchers as well. We have to be on the same page all the time. on-base percentage offer Vanderbilt ample opportunity for action on the bases. But thats not the case for Florida. Given their lack of consistent hitting, the Gators cannot afford to give away outs on the base paths. UF recorded back-to-back hits in only three of 26 innings against UK. North Florida on Tuesday marked executed a double steal of second and third in the seventh. Its been a struggle making moves on the bases. With Kentucky up four runs, left-hander Cory Littrell picked off Connor Mitchell in the third inning of the a run despite having three hits in the inning. The problem with our offense, quite frankly, the last couple weeks has been weve fallen behind, When you fall behind three or four runs, its hard to open up your offense, because you cant make any mistakes on the base paths. UF facing top rotation: Freshman right-hander Jay Carmichael (2-1, of his college career. He will face in 39.1 innings. chael to pitch series openers prior to facing Kentucky. Carmichael responded by matching a careerhigh 5.2 innings on Friday. Junior right-hander Jonathon mer Toronto Blue Jays draft pick night at 7. candidates to face sophomore lefttory for a Florida starting pitcher with his career-high 5.2 innings on Tuesday. The freshman approached Whitson and junior right-hander Keenan Kish, who is out for the year with a hip injury, about how road series. Just expect for the unexpectreceived from Whitson and Kish. You never know what is going to happen from minute to minute. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org.Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffCatcher Taylor Gushue (17) swings during Floridas 11-5 loss to Kentucky on March 16 at McKethan Florida opens series with No. 2 Vanderbilt tonightWOMENS BASKETBALL ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff WriterAfter falling behind Florida International Florida needed someone to kindle the offense. The freshman guard, who came into the game averaging 10.6 points per contest, clawed back to within two after 20 minutes. points to a come-from-behind 75-68 victory Miami. ney having a career game tonight we needed it. half. Florida International held the lead for a half minutes. Theres a lot of things that if we had time, wed work on them and go and correct, Butler said. But we dont have time. Its survive-and-advance time of year. Weve got to play a much, much better ball game in this next round. In the second half, the Florida offense came alive. half, Moss led the Gators on an 18-9 run that gave Florida the lead. Moss scored 10 during the run, despite missing two free throws. Led by junior guard Jerica Coley, Florida International charged back, tythe clock. Coley dominated the Gators defense, scoring ing and an 18-of-18 effort from the free-throw lineup. But with the game on the line, guard Jaterra Bonds took over. 2:21 of the game, sealing the Gators victory. One of [Bonds] nicknames is J.T. Monpetitor. There is no one on our team that our team wants more on the line in that situation. points. Florida will play Winthrop in the second round of the WNIT on Monday. We know were playing Winthrop, and thats all we need to know, Butler said. It doesnt matter when, it doesnt matter where, it doesnt matter what time. We know who our opponent is, and that gives us something to focus in on. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Contact Adam Lichtenstein at alichtenstein@alligator.org.UF survives outburst from nations leading scorer in winButler

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JOE MORGAN and PHIL HEILMANAlligator Staff WritersQuinton Dunbar does not feel threatened by Loucheiz Purifoy practicing at wide receiver during spring practice. The junior, who led Florida with four touchdown catches last season, views the arrangement as an opportunity. I dont take it personally, Dunbar said. I feel like its an opportunity to get better and an opportunity to push myself. I feel like I can beat out anyone. I take it as a challenge, I cant speak for anyone else. With Purifoy returning to cornerback after Saturday, Dunbar will be the lone standout among outs. Dunbar enjoyed a banner year in 2012. He set career-best numbers with 36 catches, 383 yards and four touchdowns. Still, Dunbar tied for 25th in the Southeastern Conference in catches and ranked 35th in receiving yards. UFs returning wideouts combined for 44 catches, 426 yards and four touchdowns in 2012. Take away Dunbars statistics, and the numbers drop to eight catches for 43 yards and zero scores. Dunbar believes that the development of junior quarterback Jeff Driskel as well as a second year in offensive coordinator Brent Peases scheme will be benA year into the system helps all of us knowing that weve already been through the system one year and all were doing is continuing to grow, Dunbar said. Dunbar has proven especially productive after a year under the former Boise State offensive coordinator. Pease said Dunbar has stood out among other wideouts in spring practice. I am really proud of that kid, Pease said. He has come along so far attitude-wise, accountabilIts really starting to show up. He makes a big play yesterday. He just does things right. He can play a bunch of positions now. So proud of him and I think its going to carry over to reach the goals that hes setting for himself. Driskel said Dunbar and Floridas other receivers have all been motivated to overcome a disappointing effort in 2012. It was obvious that we needed better receiver play this year and theyve done a great job so far, Driskel said. Im really proud of those guys. Obviously we have a long way to go but theyve repractices weve had. UF hopes to minimize penalties: Floridas offense struggled to avoid penalties during Brent ordinator. Given the amount of formations and shifts players were asked to learn in the system Pease implemented, the coaching staff tolerated some miscues that plagued a unit that struggled to move the ball with consistency. There will be less tolerance for mistakes next season. cy, Pease said. We did that at times last year, but probably not as much as we could have after self-scouting ourselves. Pease counted 45 penalties called on Floridas offense last season, 19 of which were false starts. Cutting down penalties Pease said he hopes to see the Gators reduce their total by half should help improve an offense that ranked 78th in scoring offense and 104th in total offense last season. Youre still going to have some (penalties) because thats just how kids are, Pease said. But youve got to do a good job of navigating around it, dealing with some things, (and) understanding how to get yourself out of it and keep kids in rhythm. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org and Phil Heilman at pheilman@alligator.org. FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15David Carr / Alligator StaffWide receiver Quinton Dunbar (1) catches the game-tying touchdown during Floridas 27-20 win CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator Staff Writer the uneven bars in a high-scoring 198.125197.875 loss to No. 7 Utah on Saturday, a trend that has been consistent this season. With Southeastern Conference Championships on Saturday, the Gators will look for similar production to spark a successful postseason run. Florida heads to Little Rock, Ark., with the highest score on bars in the NCAA. Boasting a season average score of 49.465, Floridas strongest rotation will bolster its chance against the conferences top competition. Four SEC teams are currently among the nations top 10 No. 1 Florida, No. 3 Alabama, No. 5 Georgia and No. 6 LSU. Each is also currently among the eight highest performers on bars in the NCAA. Georgias Chelsea Davis and Brittany Rogers rank in the top 10. LSUs Sarie Morrison ranks sixth. And with the current SEC seeding, Florida will be competing in the second session that includes all three programs. As the top seed in its session, UF will compete in the Olympic rotation vault, bars, balBars is a very good event for us, coach Rhonda Faehn said. We do have quality swingers. Three of Floridas gymnasts rank atop 9.945 average, while Kytra Hunter is seventh with a 9.91. Caquatto, who suffered double-ankle injuries prior to the SEC tournament in 2012, will be at full-strength. As a sophomore, she competed exclusively on bars but will now compete on three events. Her presence will help as Florida competes without All-American Alaina Johnson, who Faehn said should add more depth to an already strong rotation if she returns. Against No. 14 Minnesota on March 1, Florida put together the nations highest score on bars with a 49.675. I think bars is one of those events that you have to get comfortable with, Bridget Sloan said. My bars routine, for me, I am very comfortable with it. Competing for Florida, Sloan said her routine has seen a decrease in skills. During her Elite career, Sloan performed 23 skills on her bars routine. Now, that has been reduced to just 13. But the freshman standout is not disappointed in the transition. Ive cut it in half, and its nice to take a step back because when youre Elite you get drained. Floridas bars rotation will remain critical on Saturday. Added Mackenzie Caquatto: Knowing that we have that one event that were booster.Floridas uneven bars effort to play key role in SEC title meetFOOTBALLWide receivers look to improve in second year under PeaseSarah Davis / AlligatorGymnast Mackenzie Caquatto performs her beam routine during Floridas 196.975196.075 win against Kentucky on Feb. 22 in the OConnell Center. UF Gymnastics

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ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff WriterKatie Medina needed to make a tough play. Pitchers dominate: the game. dium. Contact Adam Lichtenstein at alichtenstein@alligator.org. 16, ALLIGATOR Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffKatie Medina jogs out of the batters box during Floridas 9-1 win over UNC Wilmington on Feb. 17 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Sophomore hoping glove catches up with strong throwing armSOFTBALL

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JOE MORGANAlligator Staff WriterThe Gators have waited 363 days to return to the Big Dance. On March 24, 2012, Florida blew an 11-point lead during the second half of a 72-68 loss to Louisville in the NCAA West Regional Final. The defeat marked the Gators second straight Elite Eight exit. Third-seeded Florida will try to get over the hump and advance beginning tonight at 7:27 against No. 14 seed Northwestern State in Austin, Texas, on truTV. Well, you know, sometimes here, I had two chances where I should have possibly, could have possibly been to the Final Four. We just came up short, junior center Patric Young said. Cant still linger on it. Cant let it affect me in the future. On the heels of back-to-back trips to the Elite Eight, the Gators began the season ranked 10th nationally. Naturally, Florida dealt with the burden of expectations throughout the 2012-13 campaign. A 7-0 start and early-season routs of Wisconsin and Marquette thrust UF into the national spotlight. I think theyre good enough to win the whole thing, Golden Eagles coach Buzz Williams said following his teams 82-49 loss to UF on Nov. 29 in the OConnell Center. losses to Arizona and Kansas State, the Gators returned to the limelight, ascending to the No. 2 spot in the AP Poll after winning eight straight Southeastern Conference games by an average margin of 26.5 points. I think they will contend for the national championship, guard Marshall Henderson said after Florida defeated Ole Miss 78-64 on Feb. 2. I see them being No. 1 in the country by the end of the season. The Gators then fell on tough times. Junior forward Will Yeguete missed six games after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right knee on Feb. 8. Freshman guard Michael Frazier II and junior forward Casey Prather were also limited by injury. In a 64-58 road loss to Tennessee Floridas third defeat in its last four games away from home the Gators used an eight-man rotation. Five guys played 29 minutes or more. The other three totaled 27. We dont have any excuses. When we line up to play, we play, coach Billy Donovan said after the loss in Knoxville, Tenn. Was there fatigue? Sure. Were we small sometimes and got hurt with that lineup? Yes. But I always believe if theres a will, theres a way, and there are things you ought to be able to overcome. We went to battle with what we had. Shorthanded Floridas 5-3 record in February trimmed its lead in the SEC standings to one game. But the Gators rebounded, clinching the SEC regular season title in a 66-40 win against Vanderbilt on March 6 and coming three points short of winning the SEC Tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Sundays 66-63 loss to Ole ination this year. What youve got to be able to do in these situations and games is go out there and play with great go out there and play, coach Billy Donovan said. Theres always a level of nervousness, jitters, apprehension. Its totally normal. Youve got to play through some of that stuff. Florida has struggled in close games. The Gators are 0-6 in games decided by single digits this season. After losing in the Elite Eight the last two seasons by a combined seven points, Florida knows it has little margin for error moving forward. We just cant have any slippage, senior forward Erik Murphy said. We cant have any mistakes, any dumb mistakes, or things that can give teams opportunities to beat us. Young added: If we get into similar situations as we were in the Butler and Louisville games, When thats over, then you can whole time. We have to close out games. Weve got to stay focused on doing our jobs. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. 3, TIPOFF, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 Javier Edwards / AlligatorFlorida celebrates a 66-40 win against Vanderbilt on March 6 in the OConnell Center. The Gators clinched the Southeastern Conference regular season title with the victory. NCAA TOURNAMENT



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LANDON WATNICKAlligator WriterMany people thought Kenny Boynton would leave Florida after his freshman season three years ago. uniform. ing lineup at shooting guard the past four games. son titles. Boynton said. Murphy said. Boynton has also struggled late in games Boynton is truly loved inside of our team three assists per game. Boynton only would let loose around his his teammates during warm-ups and after ant and LeBron James. Boynton never imagined he would reents did. and-done player. four seasons. years. Lauderdale. ning ahead. hoops. signments. lege. godfather when Kenny was in the ninth grade. sons Kenny transferred. sion involving sports. next step. Road to the Final Four Sports Editor Joe Morgan Cover illustration photos Aundre Larrow Cover design Aundre Larrow and Landon Watnick Alligator, Friday, March 22, 2013Javier Edwards / Alligator Javier Edwards / Alligator BuildingLegacyHisFinal Four chase, academics motivated Boynton to stay at Florida Hes about as consistent of a guy as Ive coached since his freshman year. His mood never changes. Hes reliable. You know what youre getting.UF coach Kenny Boyntons career at FloridaGames: 141 Starts: 138 Minutes: 4,564 Points: 1,995 Points per game: 14.1 Shooting percentage: 39.9% Three-point percentage: 34.2% Free-throw percentage: 78.8% Assists: 387 2 SEC championships 2 Elite Eight appearances 4 NCAA Tournament appearances 2009-10 All-SEC Freshman Team 2010-11 All-SEC Second Team 2011-12 All-SEC First Team 2012-13 All-SEC Second Team

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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 120 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Junior Quinton Dunbar and the UF wide receivers hope to have a more productive season in 2013. Read the story on page 15.Dogs undergo chemotherapy treatment at UF Small Animal HospitalThey dont encounter serious side effects, pg 8. Plant lovers to celebrate beginning of spring at festivalThere will be about 200 booths, pg 5. News spreads most by word-of-mouth, report showsAbout 72 percent get news from friends and family, pg 9. KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff WriterGainesville Mayor Craig Lowe was arrested on DUI charges about 12 miles outside the city early Thursday. The Florida Highway Patrol arrested Lowe, 55, near Northeast 21st Street and Northeast 156th Avenue at 5:26 a.m., according to a FHP arrest report. At about 2:20 a.m., Lowe lost control of his 2005 Honda Civic while driving south on Northeast 21st Street, according to an FHP news release. He hit a Florida Department of Transportation sign as well as a ditch and came to a stop on the side of the road. Alachua County the crash. When FHP trooper Javon Murphy arrived, he reported Lowes breath smelled like alcohol, his eyes were bloodshot and he had trouble keeping his balance. Murphy also reported Lowes car was tires. Lowe told Murphy he crashed because he fell asleep while driving. Lowe also admitted to drinking three beers earlier in the night, according to the report. He added his last drink was at about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Lowe performed poorly during a and he was arrested for DUI just before 5 a.m. Troopers later booked him into the 74 /57 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 14 Lowe Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffBalancing ActJaya Patel, 9, does chen-style Tai Chi Chuan balancing exercises as her father, Kalpesh Patel, 45, looks on at the Gainesville Dojo Martial Arts Studio, located at 536 SW Second Ave. The class is taught from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Gainesville mayor arrested for DUIsSEE LOWE, Pa A GE 3 IT WILL LAST AN HOUR ON SATURDAY. JACLYN ROSENAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville and Sydney, Australia residents are separated by continents and oceans, but this weekend theyll be connected by a common universal goal. On Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., millions of people from across the world will switch off lights for one hour to show concern for the environment. Alachua County, the city of Gainesville and year in a row. The lights at Century Tower, the Albert and Alberta statues and Flavet Field tennis courts are some participating icons. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art will be particiassistant Michael Amish. [By participating in the event], youd be supporting the Gator Nation in its pursuit in being the leading campus in the country for sustainability, Amish said. Some buildings around campus will go dark for that one hour, while others will stay unlit the entire weekend, Amish said. Chris Whitehurst, UF Physical Plant Divisions business manager, said UFll save about $500 worth of electricity for the whole weekend. The physical plant plays an instrumental role in the actual process of shutting off lights. Jeff Chorlog, the assistant vice president for the physical plant, said it takes two men and about eight hours to change the lights timers for the weekend.UF will black out this weekend COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterDrew Smith didnt expect to become a fraternity brother in the hospital. Members of UFs chapter of Theta Chi surprised the 20-year-old history sophomore at Shands at UF Wednesday night with a personal initiation ceremony. Smith was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia during his senior year of high school. But even after beating cancer in July 2011, his immune system is still weak. He checked into the hospital Tuesday night for stomach pain. Smith transferred to UF in January and got a bid from Theta Chi. He worked his way up to the title of pledge class president. They have good things coming in the next couple of years, and I want to be a part of that, Smith said. Finance senior Travis Johnson, 21, said he chose Smith to be his little brother because he saw Smiths potential and strength. When he learned Smith might not be released in time for the initiation ceremony, Johnson coordinated the surprise with Smiths mother. his pledge class from his hospital bed. Everyone in the brotherhood felt he deserved it, Johnson said. Smith plans to leave the hospital today. Hes looking forward to attending the fraternitys formal this weekend. I worked way too hard this semester to not go, he said.Theta Chi brothers initiate member from his hospital bedGREEK lLIFE

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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 120 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 FORECAST TUESDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 69/44 PARTLY CLOUDY 70/44 MONDAY THUNDER STORMS 79/51 SUNDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 74/57 THUNDER STORMS 80/65 SATURDAY TODAY WHATS HAPPENING?AMOUR opens at the Hipp Academy award-winning film Amour will open at the Hipp Theatre today. Amour has been called a masterpiece by The Philadelphia Inquirer and transfixing and extraordinarily touching by Entertainment Weekly. Visit www.thehipp.org or call 352-375-HIPP for tickets. Dance company performs at Phillips Center One of the worlds leading dance companies, Mark Morris Dance Group, will perform today at 7:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Student tickets are $10 and available at the Phillips Center through Ticketmaster, at the University Box Office (in the Reitz Union), or by calling 352392-2787. For more information, visit www.performingarts.ufl. edu. God on Trial: In His Own Words If God were on trial, how would He defend Himself? Come to todays 7 p.m. seminar God on Trial as former Harvard University chaplain Angelo Grasso presents the Bibles answers that vindicate Gods character. This week-long series, ending Saturday, will be held at Pascals Coffeehouse, 112 NW 16th St., one block north of Library West. Free food from Tijuana Flats and Gyros Plus will be provided. It is sponsored by Adventist Campus Ministry. For more info, visit www.acmuf.org. Viva Europe How do Romanians celebrate spring? What famous puzzle was invented in Hungary? What symbol is used in Turkish jewelry to protect the wearer from harm? The answers to these, and many other questions about European culture, will be revealed at the VIVA EUROPE festival Saturday on the Bo Diddley Community Plaza in downtown Gainesville. Festival admission is free from 11 p.m. to 4 p.m. See dance performances all day, and learn some steps. Sing along at the top of every hour. Buy food, buy jewelry and have an instant photo taken. Like us at www. facebook.com/vivaeurope, or call the Center for European Studies at 352-294-7142. MindSight MindSight will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. The identity, are invited and encouraged to attend. This year will feature an exhibition hour to learn more about the meaning behind this event, and the kickoff celebration will begin at 2 p.m. The Hare Krishnas will be serving free Krishna food from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or until it is all gone. Make sure to wear white. For more information, please go to www.festivalofcolorsuf.com. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jglum@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.Speeding Iowa dad ignores police with baby coming IOWA CITY, Iowa An Iowa man who was pulled over for speeding as he rushed his pregnant wife to the hospital said he was determined to keep going behind him. Tyler Rathjen planned to keep going as his wife, Ashley, began giving birth to their son in the passenger seat. But a red light him to stop. I should not stop, Im not going to, Im going to get to the hospital, Tyler Rathjen said. The babys head and arms were already out by the time reached the passenger door. We were all having a different experience, Wolfe said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS annual arts event is organized by the UF Gator Lions Club. The event showcases tactile artistic exhibits that offer participants an unconventional perspective on art that does not require sight. It is hosted for the blind community, but everyone is encouraged to attend. MindSight is free and open to the public. Check www.facebook.com/ events/477557148964395 for more information. Humanities and STEM fields A panel and audience discussion from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday in Smathers Library East, Room 1A, will explore the relationships between the humanities and sciences, focusing especially on how they mutually inform and benefit each other. This event is free and open to the public. More information is available at www.humanities.ufl.edu/ calendar/20130325-Humanities-and-STEM.html. Gator Allies 1.0 Training Join LGBT Affairs for a Gator Allies Training on March 29 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Graham Gallery. Gator Allies trainings further participants understanding of heteronormativity, homophobia and how it affects everyone. The trainers seek to increase awareness and understanding of current LGBTQ issues and offer skills and resources to be an ally. To RSVP, please email lgbt@multicultural. ufl.edu. For more information, visit www.ufsa.ufl.edu/ events/details/1883. UF Holi The Indian Students Association, Student Government Multicultural Affairs Cabinet and UF Intercultural Engagement will commence the first university-wide Festival of Colors event March 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Hume Field. Holi is an Indian tradition meant to celebrate the beginning of spring by throwing colored powder and celebrating diversity in unity. All people, regardless of background or

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3David Carr / Alligator StaffA sign is knocked over near Northeast 21st Street and Northeast 156th Avenue after Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe crashed his car into it early Thursday morning. Lowes runoff opponent, Braddy, was arrested for DUI in 2006Alachua County Jail. At the jail, Lowe took a breath test. His blood alcohol content levels were .061 and .069. Murphy concluded Lowes BAC was above .08 at the time of the crash, according to the report. Lowe was released from jail at about 4:15 p.m. Thursday on his own recognizance. Later that evening, Lowe issued a statement: I apologize for the harm that this situation has caused to my friends, supporters, and the citizens of Gainesville, he said. I feel that its important to set the record straight. In the coming days, additional facts will come to light and I believe that I will [be] found not guilty in this case. Lowe also will work toward strengthening the communitys trust in him, saying, I look forward to getting back to work for the people of Gainesville. Lowe served as a city commissioner from 2003 to 2010. In 2010, he won by a 42-vote margin in a runoff. Lowe is running for re-election against Ed Braddy in the April 16 runoff election. In response to the arrest, Braddy, 41, said Thursday afternoon that he encourages people to give Mayor Lowe his space so that he can deal with this matter We should be grateful that no one was injured, he said. During his term as a city commissioner from 2002 to 2008, Braddy was arrested on a DUI-damage to person/ property in January 2006. His BAC levels were reported to be .181 and .184, according to the arrest report. At Thursdays City Commission meeting, commissioner Susan Bottcher expressed sensitivity toward the situation. Until we get a little more information, my thoughts and prayers are with the mayor, she said. In the days leading up to April 16, Braddy said voters will make up their own minds about the incident. The test of leadership is how you respond to adversity and problems, even ple will be looking to see how [Lowe] responds. Alligator Staff Writers Chris Alcantara LOWE, from page 1LO OCAL RACHEL KURLANDAlligator Contributing WriterExchange that coffee cup for a beaker, because theres some science brewing northeast of campus. The Brew Spot Caf, located at 1000 NE 16th Ave., is a trendy bistro that serves up chemistry study sessions along with baked breads, pastries and coffees. Jeff Keaffaber, co-owner of the cafe, currently offers free help for general and organic chemistry students several times at the bistro. However, Keaffaber, who is also a professor in UFs Department of Chemistry, is retiring at the end of this semester and will continue teaching as well as operating the cafe full time. Ive always wanted to celebrate the culinary arts, he said. This is a transition to the next project in my life. Keaffaber will begin charging for sessions this summer. Each session will cost about $15, and students will receive a $5 food coupon with every session. He said the sessions are also open to Santa Fe College and local high school students. It doesnt really matter what level youre at in those courses, he said. Theres going to be something for everyone. Keaffaber has a background in entertainment and engineering. He worked with Walt Disney Imagineering for six years. He said he used his experience with Disney to design his cafe, which includes an open-air a 1,200-square-foot classroom with chalkboard-painted walls. Keaffaber said an average session The idea is to create a community of learners in a small setting, he said. Keaffaber said the sessions are general lesson on chemistry. Its all about the students, he said. Id like to use what Ive used over the years in teaching to give students a different insight into the science. Ryan Wood, a 26-year-old UF chemistry graduate student, said he has gotten to know Keaffaber after working as his teaching assistant last year. Wood said he studies at the cafe twice week. Im usually coming for the food, he said. He likes the food so much that one of the cooks made him his own special, The Wood Dog: a hotdog topped with onions, peppers and cheese and a side of potatoes. Keaffaber sees results in the students that receive his help. successful, he said.UF professor serves up coffee with a side of chemistry COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterFor Kristina von Castel-Roberts and her 45,000 students, theres no seat capacity in her classroom. the university to teach a massive open online course through Coursera. Coursera partners with 62 top-tier universities worldwide to offer free noncredit courses that anyone can take. UF is More than 45,000 students in six continents have been enrolled in von CastelRoberts Fundamentals of Human Nutrition class, which began in January. She began her online class in 2006. To make it relevant to her diverse students, von Castel-Roberts said she expanded her course material to include nutritional recommendations from other countries. She said the class with Coursera gave her a better glimpse of global nutrition. Its been an educational experience, she said. Associate provost for teaching and technology Andy McCollough praised UFs partnership with Coursera. He said the university wanted to share its courses with the rest of the world, and professors would have the opportunity to work with online experts. ulty and students, McCollough said. Even though the university doesnt make any money, he said, massive open online courses are a worthy investment. Agricultural and biological engineering professor Wendell Porters class starts Monday. He said his enrollment has topped 18,500 students. Im teaching two-cities worth of people, Porter said. Porter, who started his online class in 2008, began recording new videos and making all minor changes in October. They dont use the word massive for nothing, he said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@ UF online courses popular COACH BECKY BURLEIGH SAYS HEADING IS PART OF THE GAME. BRITTNY PEREZAlligator Contributing WriterResearchers recently found through an iPad app-based experiment that repeated hits to the head, such as heading a soccer ball, could affect an athletes performance on cognitive tasks. UFs womens soccer, said this study provides a good basis for the concussion discussion. There are so many different ways you can head a ball, she said. Some girls control it like a pass because its a soft-header, or its a hardheader that theyre trying to compete withThe study included 24 teenage female participants, 12 soccer players and 12 non-soccer players. Researchers found the soccer players were much slower than non-soccer players on a task that tested their reaction speed. Becky Burleigh, head coach of UFs womens soccer team, said the concern of heading and concussions is an evolving issue. Until we have conclusive evidence that heading is an issue, thats just a part of our game, Burleigh said. We wouldnt want to be at a competitive disadvantage for not heading when other teams are. Injuries can occur when people hit each other as opposed to the ball, or if a player doesnt have his or her arms up for protection of the space around them, Burleigh said. Both Flood and Burleigh said teaching proper technique is a precautionary measure that can prevent players from getting concussions after heading a soccer ball. Austin Zide, a goalie for a UF mens club soccer team, has only had one concussion since starting competitive soccer at age 7. wont allow a study based on concussions and heading in soccer to affect the way he plays the game. I love the game, he said. I wouldnt let something like that worry me or change something that I like to do.Heading in soccer poses a blow to players, study saysCastel-Roberts Theres going to be something for everyone.Jeff Keaffaberco-owner There are so many different ways you can head a ball.Emily Flood

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4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 Becca Negron / AlligatorCamille Mekwinski, a 20-year-old UF environmental engineering sophomore, attends a holistic breathing course at the Reitz Union on Thursday evening. THE WORKSHOP COSTS $250 AND IS HELD IN THE REITZ UNION. COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterNatasha Parekh took a deep breath and swan dived forward until her spine ran parallel to her legs. The 25-year-old school psychology graduate student was one of seven students enrolled in the Art of Living Youth Empowerment and Skills Workshop that began Thursday evening. The Art of Living is a national self-development program. The class is sponsored by YES+ Gators, a UF organization that centers around stress management techniques for young adults. I see it as an overall wellness camp, Parekh said. The workshop is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m on Saturday and Sunday in the Reitz Union. For $250, students can put stress aside for windows overlooking the amphitheater. Nitin Garg, a volunteer weekly instructor, brought in two teachers from Miami for the session. He said students will learn breathing techniques, yoga poses, games and meditation. Its a very beautiful combination, Garg said. It makes students look inside themselves and gives them peace and meditation. For Parekh, yoga runs in the family. She said her dad, sister and younger brother all completed the Art of Living workshop. She said her father is a licensed yoga instructor. With all the violence going on, she said. People our age need to start taking better care of their wellb-eing and mental health. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org.Breathing easy: Workshop aims to help UF students de-stressSANTA FE ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterThe Aspen Institute has ranked Santa Fe College as one of the top 10 community colleges in the country. SFC is one of only two institutions in the state to receive Aspens top 10 acknowledgement. The institute looked at about 1,200 other colleges nationwide. This is the institutes second year awarding the College Excellence Program Prize, said David Houder, director of communications at SFC. Santa Fe did not make the top 10 last year, Houder said, but it is overjoyed to have gotten the recognition a second time around. Everyone is thrilled, he said. under the radar, and the good stuff sometimes doesnt get noticed. Houder said the colleges are evaluated on things like graduation percentages and job placement rates. Katie Walker, a 19-year-old SFC exercise science sophomore, said she wasnt surprised by the ranking. I like the small classes, and I love everything about Santa Fe, she said. Walker said she thinks its the amount of available one-on-one time with professors that makes SFC a top 10 college. Tim Warren, 18, will start his freshman year at SFC in the Fall. Having received his acceptance letter, the deciding factor for choosing SFC depended on its ranking, Warren said. This is one thing thats encouraging me to go there, he said. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org.Santa Fe ranked in top 10 community colleges nationwide As a community college, David Houder

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 Be a part of something BIG GIVE B LOOD.Over 1,000 people gathered to form one of needs just as many donors per week to meet call 888.795.2707 Photo by Photography 35 Derek A. Smith / AlligatorJ.R. Trimm, 16, of Bronson, loads plants to his box truck at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens on Thursday afternoon. This weekend is the Spring Festival at the gardens, located at 4700 SW 58th Drive. THERE WILL BE ABOUT 200 BOOTHS. ALEX HARRISAlligator Contributing WriterLocal gardeners and green the gardens, located at 4700 SW 58th Plant lovers to celebrate beginning of spring at annual festival

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator EditorialFRIDAY, MARCH 22, 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 EDITOR77 TOTAL VOTES31% YES 69% NOTodays question: Do you drink soda on a regular basis? Fridays question: Are you double majoring?Column Hi, sorry, we seem to have misplaced the brakes on Spring semester. Silly us! Guess theres no stopping it. To be fair, weve been listening to The 20/20 Experience on repeat for, like, three days. That brings us to the help-how-do-we-become-real-adultswho-function-in-society-at-all edition of...Darts & LaurelsSeven years ago, we were all just a bunch of young guns, unaware of how the world was changing around us. Then Twitter was invented. This week, Twitter turned 7 years old, and we basically couldnt imagine life without it. Remember when people thought it was just a cheap, worse version of Facebook? Realized by now its mostly a place where you and all of your friends practice being funny and complain about your other friends? There are also subtweets, where you talk about someone behind their back, and intimifavs of subtweets, where you favorite a subtweet you know is about you. What a great thing that was invented! Cattiness aside, Twitter has done some amazing things and actually helps people track important political and social movements around the world. We give a its-still-a-time-waster-of-a-website-but-dang-socialWeb-sure-is-the-future LAUREL to Twitter. (And happy birthday to Taco Bell this week as well.) Journalism doesnt stop to rest, uh, ever. Its a crazy machine of breaking news and poop ships, and all of it has to get checked by editors and copy editors. Imagine our surprise when we heard a freshman reporter for The Crimson White, the University of Alabamas student newspaper, made up about 30 people since January as sources for her stories. I was overwhelmed and succumbed to a lot of pressure Id been under, the reporter said in an email this week, according to an article on the newspapers website. I did it because The Crimson White had become so important to me that I didnt want to lose it. Her giant ruse came to light when one of her latest stories was being edited on March 13. The papers copy editors, while fact-checking the correct spelling of one of the fabricated students names, the article continued, discovered that no such student existed. Listen. It is so much more work to make stuff up than it is to do the actual research. We give a sorry-Alabama-hope-you-guys-all-chill-out-so-your-reportDART to The Crimson White. Do you need something to spike your blood pressure? Good! Rush Limbaugh criticized Beyoncs new song, Bow Down/I Been On, this week. Shes got a new song, Bow down, bitches, a total 180, Limbaugh said on his radio show, according to a Billboard article. Beyoncs now saying, go ahead and put up with it. And you know why? Ill tell you why. She married the rich guy. Shes even calling herself Mrs. Carter on the tour. She has shelved Beyonc. We guess he missed lyrics from the song like: I took some time to live my life, but dont think Im just his little wife because they directly disagree with the extremism Limbaugh likes to spout. We give a please-retire-sowe-dont-have-a-collective-American-heart-attack-about-you DART to Limbaugh, but, also, a LAUREL to Beyonc for beThat about takes care of things for this week, folks. Have a fun and safe weekend, and go Gators!Spring semester 2013 will be a gay ol timeThis year, spring will be gayer than winter. UFs Pride Student Union held the opening ceremony for its Pride Awareness Month on Monday. PAM is one of the largest student-run celebrations of queer culture and identity in the country. PAM is always an entertaining and enlightening showcase, but there is another arena in which queer matters will riage will soon be taking the spotlight in the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court will hear the controversial case regarding Californias Proposition 8 on Tuesday. Then, the Court is set to hear the case regarding the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday. Proposition 8 was the bill passed in California in 2008, which overturned the rights same-sex couples previously had to be married. The Defense of Marriage Act is a law which restricts the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. It is unclear when a decision for either of these cases will be reached, but some expect it will be by the end of June. No matter what the decisions for those cases end up being, I think the time is soon approaching when same-sex allowed to take part in the civil institution of marriage. I can recall the day when Proposition 8 was passed. It was disappointing to hear about the decision that many Californians made, just as it was disappointing to hear about the heavy involvement of the Mormon Church in supporting the passage of Proposition 8. Today, the Church stands in support of Proposition 8 as strongly as ever. In January, The Church of Jesus Christ of with the Supreme Court, one for each of the gay marriage cases. The briefs were written on behalf of several Christian groups, including the Southern Baptist Convention. Our theological perspectives, though often differing, converge to support the proposition that the traditional, only constitutional but essential to the welfare of families, children, and society, reads the brief for the Defense of Marriage Act case. Being raised Mormon, I can vouch for the integrity of that statement: Such a perspective is theologically supported and can be supported only on those grounds. I havent heard a single argument against gay marriage and only against gay marriage that didnt depend on a religious claim of some kind. years since the passage of Proposition 8. I think many people who have historically been opposed to gay marriage are coming to the conclusion that they are standing on the wrong side of history when they oppose it. I have often found myself imagining a future in which our posterity will gawk at how slow we have been as a society to allow equality. Earlier this month, a heartwarming appeal to Chief Justice Roberts was uploaded to YouTube. Twelve-year-old Daniel Martinez-Leffew, who was adopted along with his sister at the age of 5 by two gay men, got the idea to address Roberts when he heard the chief justice had two adopted children of his own. In the video, Daniel talks to Justice Roberts about the rights of people like us. If you have time to watch the clip, please do. Its easy to ignore how much courage that really takes. Imagine what it must feel like to have the people you love I am inspired by the courage of that 12-year-old. I am inspired by all who show courage in the face of a world that might not understand them. To all those who are different, who have been called wicked or ugly or somehow wrong without due cause, your courage inspires me. To them, I offer my most loving thanks. And thanks to all who would stand for morality and goodness. month, check out the Pride Awareness Month calendar. The events are sure to be edifying. Happy spring, everyone. Brandon Lee Gagne is an anthropology senior. His column runs on Fridays. Brandon Lee Gagneopinions@alligator.org

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 As a loyal reader of the Alligator, I applaud their efforts to feature a columnist with a different viewpoint. He could not be more out of touch with todays sociof his other columns he quotes Fox News as the source for his arguments. I dont know Skipper personally, but Im assuming he still thinks Earth is 8,000 years old. Skipper cries about under God in the Pledge of Allegiance becoming under assault. He is probably unaware that the term wasnt put in the pledge until 1954, just as in God we trust wasnt put on dollar bills until 1957. How the country went on for more than 175 years before that is a mystery. Perhaps it was the slaves that helped build this country, not God. Just as praying was a part of history, so was slavery. While Im all in favor of forcing Patric Young to stay here another year, I think its a good thing we no draft if he so chooses. Skipper and the rest of the Tea Party needs to wake up and realize that times are changing for the better. I hate the argument that God leads to more morality. Just because a person doesnt believe in God or doesnt pray in public doesnt mean they dont believe in doing the right thing. And if someone wants to worship environmentalism, then let him or her. At least they can say without a doubt that the Earth actually exists. Skipper says there should be God in schools, but he would probably feel differently if someone did a prayer in Hebrew or Arabic. I wouldnt be surprised to see him standing alongside the people in my hometown of Tampa who protested when the Council on American-Islamic Relations wanted to speak at a local school. As for classrooms, they wont discuss scripture because theyre too busy discussing something that matters: science. Little Erik has the right to believe the second human on a secular environment where real learning and reasoning is encouraged, we teach something that has substance: evolution. No one is stopping anyone from worshipping God, just like no one is going to stop Skipper from becoming a crazy Turlington preacher in 20 years. The great thing about this country is youre allowed to believe in what you want. People dont think those people with signs by Turlington are crazy for what they believe in (well, maybe a little bit), but mainly because of the way they try to force it down other peoples throats. Matt Rubin UF telecommunication senior Given the vast amount of damning information that puzzling your piece mentioned not a word about it. Recently, the circus agreed to pay a penalty of $15,000 to settle charges with federal authorities for more than 10 violations including failing to provide adequate veterinary care to elephants traveling with the circus and failure to hire personnel capable of caring for them. The circus elephant handler is none other than Tim Frisco, who was caught on tape viciously attacking terprods. The footage shows Frisco instructing other trainers to hurt the elephants until they scream and to sink a that the beatings must be concealed from the public. In 2011, the owner of the circus, John Pugh, pleaded guilty to violating the Endangered Species Act, the circus probation for illegally selling two endangered Asian elephants. The court ordered Pugh individually to serve three years probation, hundred of hours of community payment to an organization working toward conservation and rehabilitation of Asian elephants. Students have the right to know all sides of an issue so sordid history. Jennifer OConnor PETA Foundation staff writerLetters to the EditorT the Internet right now that puts all other rainbow pictures to shame. Granted, the picture itself is not the whole story. The rainbow house is across the street from Westboro American military deaths are punishment for accepting homosexuals. Not only does it feature a spiffy new paint job, but it it. To top it all off, the man who started this project, Aaron Jackson, is planning to make the house a gayrights center. Although the intent is confrontational, the painting and re-purposing of the house itself is not. There might be some zoning laws or aesthetic requirements that are not met. unhinge this plan. The good the center can do will slightly offset the its hate instead of merely adding his voice to the cacophony of this debate which were late to the party to, anyway. Most civilized countries have already settled this issue Jackson was proactive and emphasized his words through action. conquering all proves itself true in circumstances like these. in Gainesville a few years ago. even seeing a controversy, the counterprotest became a celebration. Anyone on the fence about the debate would have been inspired. spreading its message truly is. Raising up everyone is much more productive than tearing down those who already deal with enough negativity. What astounds me, though, is some of the comments this story is getting. One user complained the seller of the house did not get his asking price for the house. He then proceeded to insult Jackson for using the reduced price he eventually paid as selfhave some truth. It doesnt, though. Jackson has a litany of other works that show this is not a single event. it publicity, which is true on a small, mostly irrelevant level. Even so, I see that argument and raise that it works in reverse just as easily. headquarters, they can occasionally get the center in the frame as well. Normally, Internet comments lack merit and should be disregarded. I enjoy reading those because they are usually thought out and present interesting and unique viewpoints that augment the article. to this. Here we have someone, the commenter, going out of his or her way to combat hate without adding more hate to the discussion. wrong with it. I know Darts & Laurels is for the editorial, but Id and what he does be it promoting gay rights or any of his other projects. We need more doing instead of just talking. Logan Ladnyk is a journalism junior at UF. His column runs on Fridays.Fighting hate in a much more positive way: Raising people up, not tearing them downColumn Logan Ladnykopinions@alligator.org

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SHANNON KAESTLEAlligator Contributing WriterChemotherapy has left Anora virtually unaffected, but it isnt a surprise. Jan and Andy Hamiltons greyhound Anora was diagnosed with lymphoma, a blood cancer, on Dec. 29. She started chemotherapy shortly thereafter. Anora is one of many mammals that are treated in the CHOP program at UFs Small Animal Hospital. CHOP is an acronym for the drugs prescribed in this regimen. The dogs receive the same drugs as humans but dont suffer the often intense side effects that people do. Most dogs with lymphoma, you cant tell the difference with a dog who has no cancer, said 38-year-old Dr. Kelvin Kow, a UF assistant professor of oncology and associate service chief of the UF Small Animal Hospital. Dogs dont lose their hair generally. They dont have the degree of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea that people get with chemotherapy. Eighty percent of dogs that go through chemotherapy have few to no side effects at all, whereas 80 to 90 percent of people get sick, Kow said. About 3,000 animals a year are treated in the CHOP program. Andy Hamilton, 68, said Anora has had minimal side effects from chemotherapy. The difference in treatment is in the dosage of the chemotherapy drugs. Dogs receive about half of the dosage that humans would, Kow said. If a patient has no quality of life, why do it? Kow said. Our mantra one, two and three is quality of life, quality of life, quality of life. The CHOP program includes 16 chemotherapy drug treatments over the span of 25 weeks, he said. Each treatment cost averages out to be about $300, which totals to about $4,500. Anoras life doesnt have a price to them, Andy Hamilton said. She would have been dead by now had we not, he said. Her lymph nodes inside her shoulders would have been the size of golf balls. The CHOP program extends a dogs life between a year and a year and a half. The dogs response rate, when the cancer goes into remission, is about 85 to 90 percent, Kow said. This is about the same response rate for humans. Anora is currently in complete remission after having gone through half of her CHOP treatment. As long as she has the zest for life she has, she deserves it, Andy Hamilton said. 8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013Shannon Kaestle / AlligatorDr. Heather Gardner, a 29-year-old oncology intern at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital, performs an exam on Anora, a greyhound with cancer. WHITNEY CONGRESSAlligator Contributing WriterA 12-ounce can of soda may seem harmless, but it could actually lead to death. One in 100 deaths of obese people internationally is linked to the consumption of sugary drinks, according to a recent presentation at an American This information did not surprise 19-year-old UF health science sophomore Courtney Brady. I always assumed that fat people drink soda every day which contributes to why they are fat and die, she said. But she, too, sometimes indulges on blue slushies from gas stations. However, she does not think people in general realize how extreme the consequences of drinking soda daily can be. People think, oh, its just a drink, Brady said. Margarita Torres, a registered dietician and professor at Santa Fe College, agrees. It is easy to forget that liquids contain calories, too, she said. The repercussion of drinking a 64-ounce fountain soda can add up to 700 calories, according to Harvards School of Public Health. It is imperative to remember that one pound is equal to 3,500 calories, Torres said. If someone drinks one 700-calorie drink each day, it can add up to more than one pound a week. Its literally liquid sugar, Torres said. Anne Mathews, a registered dietician and an assistant professor for UFs Department of Food Science and Human Nutritions Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, does not think sugary drinks are the only problem. The main problem is the lack of focus on overall diet quality, she said. Jacob Weiss, a 21-year-old UF building construction senior, does not think this news will I am not obese, so one soda daily isnt a big deal, he said. I know its unhealthy, but it cant be worse than drinking alcohol. Mathews said it is vital to promote the health drinks. There are natural ways to sweeten beverages, including lemon juice in water and honey in tea. Consume everything in moderation, she said. That is the most important thing.Study links soda consumption to deaths in obese ALYSSA NIEVESAlligator Contributing WriterThe second annual Viva Europe! festival will highlight about 15 European countries Saturday on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free and open to the public. Gail Keeler, UFs Center for European Studies outreach coordinator, said people can watch and join in on Irish, Greek and Turkish dancing. Every hour, there will also be singalongs in various European languages. Local vendors will be selling traditional European food. Last year, there wasnt as much emphasis on having something to do, Keeler said. This year, we charged the student groups with thinking of activities that are more interactive, so somebody could take away a little piece of Europe. Olesya Dudenkova, a 23-year-old UF history graduate student assistant, said she will be writing peoples names in the Russian alphabet onto nametags for keepsakes. Keeler expects 2,000 people to attend. Franois Moschini said he is looking forward to partaking in French activities. He also wants to gain a better understanding of Eastern Europe. When we think about Europe, we dont really think about Poland and other European countries that have less power, said the 21-year-old UF French foreign exchange student studying international business. Keeler said the show will still go on Saturday despite the 50 percent chance of showers forecasted. Moschini, determined to experience a taste of his homeland, said he wont let the gloomy weather rain on his parade or festival.Festival to bring taste of Europe to downtown GainesvilleIt runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Keeler LOCa ALDogs undergo chemo at UF animal hospital IT OPENED MARCH 15. JEFFREY REALEAlligator Contributing Writer opened a new historic attraction. The attraction, Colonial Quarter, is a living history museum that spans across two acres. It gives attendees a chance to experience what life was like in St. Augustine in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The museum, which has been open since Feb. 15, held its grand opening March 15 to March 17. More than 550 people attended the private grand announcement. The announcement was intended to draw media and attention to Colonial Quarter. Cindy Stavely, executive director for Colonial Quarter, said the museum will act as an academic activity for elementary school students and above. Since the opening, Stavely said visitors have been receptive to the new museum. Everyone is very pleased at the amazing transformation from what the area used to be, she said. The attraction was previously known as Spanish Colonial Quarter, which was a state-run program. It shut down in 1997 when St. Augustines preservation board closed, according to a press release from Colonial Quarter. Linda Dixon, associate director of planning at UF Facilities, Planning and Construction Department, said UF became the managing agency for the property in 2010. Dixon said UF essentially outsourced the project, which is on state-owned land, to a private company, Pat Croce & Company. The company currently owns the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. UF is responsible for fact checking all of the information at the attraction, as well as basic building upkeep, among other responsibilities, Dixon said. This is a great example of a public-private partnership, she said. Were excited that it has been pulled off in such a short amount of time with good partnering and contributions by many, many people.UF opens historic museum in St. AugustineDixon I know its unhealthy, but it cant be worse than drinking alcohol. Jacob Weissbuilding construction senior at UF

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffServe and Protect Annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, held at the ASCO Main Administration Building. JUSTINE GIANCOLOAAlligator Contributing WriterUF students looking for a healthier heart can add extra-virgin olive oil to their next meal. Dr. Ramon Estruch, a professor of medicine in Barcelona, found that a diet characterized by Mediterranean foods is more effective in warding off heart disease than a simple low-fat diet. According to the study, Estruch and his colleagues found lower risk of heart disease among their test submeals. Seeing these results have some local experts suggesting the diet as well. Anne Mathews, a registered dietician with UFs department of food science and human nutrition, said most of the foods in the diet lead to decreased risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Although some foods in the diet contain fats, Mathews controlled portions. Theyre not foods like a triple scoop of ice cream with a brownie on the side, she said. Wendy Dahl, another registered dietician with UFs department of food science and human nutrition, said when it comes to cardiovascular risks, the MediterraHowever, Dahl said she believes Americans will have a hard time following the diet because they are constantly on the go. Youre not going to be able to go through a drive-thru and get a meal with extra-virgin olive oil, she said. Brittany Wallrath, a 19-year-old UF civil engineering sophomore, recently started following the diet by eating ing breads and chips with fruits and vegetables. I kind of took the saying you get out what you put in to heart, she said, and started to really pay attention to what I was putting in my body.Study shows Mediterranean diet can help heartaADMINIsS TRaA TION JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff WriterStudents dominated the conversation Thursday afternoon as the UF ings came to a close. Several UF students spoke in favor of the committee on educational policy and strategys recommendation that the trustees authorize the addition of an African-American Studies degree. Then they sat together in the audience and grinned at each other when the committee passed the item. decision today. Student Body President Tj VilGovernment update, Villamil said hes proud of how far the 800-member body has come in the past year. In the external relations committee meeting, University Police Chief Linda Stump addressed the recent incidents at the University of Central Florida, where a man died by a with a bag of explosives and plans to attack the campus. Stump said the situation turned out like it did largely due to emergency responders quick thinking. It still comes down to humans make the decisions, she said. As much as you can support keeping the University of Florida Police Department as a progressive, responsive, manpower-intensive unit, the better off I think youre going to be. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said that in an emergency, UF would integrate communicators across campus to get the correct information out as fast as possible. We have developed a mass emergency ... plan in the past few years, knowing that anything like what happened at UCF could happen here at any time, she said. Contact Julia Glum at jglum@ alligator.org.UF Board of Trustees discusses new degree, UCF suicide SEVENTY-TWO PERCENT GET NEWS FROM FRIENDS/FAMILY. BETHANY SCHUSTERAlligator Contributing WriterA special report from the Pew Research Centers 2013 State of the News Media found 72 percent of Americans commonly receive their news from their friends and family. Word-of-mouth has been popular ever since man exited the cave, said UF journalism assistant professor Norman Lewis. Surprised the number wasnt higher, Lewis said news is who people are; its something they constantly share in conversation. And Americans are doing so, but revamped throughout the digital platform. Fifteen percent of Americans said they receive their news from family and friends on social media, and 7 percent said they do so by email. UF public relations sophomore Lauren Yockey said she is learning a lot about the value of social media to the news industry. Because [social media] is in our lives so much, its really easy to click, the 19-year-old said. Its like tion has the potential to be false or misleading. Although the majority of news people receive may come from a short conversation or tweet, more often than not, they eventually seek out the full story. The study found about 70 percent of Americans follow up their news very or somewhat often, especially if it was sent via email or social media. For the news industry, this is an exIts all an undiscovered country, said Ronald Rodgers, a UF journalism associate professor. This is their opportunity to start discovering how these things can be used, to create a symbiotic relationship between the publication and the conversation.News spread most by word-of-mouth THE FOSSILS ARE AT THE FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Contributing WriterAldo Rincon was alone during Panama Canal excavations in 2008 when he found a 20-million-year-old tooth. The 33-year-old UF geology doctoral stulike species lower jaw in the canal area. The expansion of the Panama Canal has led UF researchers to discover fossils revealing new information about Rincons hippo-like species and a crocodilian species of caiman. With these, researchers were able to publish studies in Marchs Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, clarifying the origins and distribution of caimans and the hippo-like species. Rincon, lead author of the hippo-like species article and co-author of the crocodilian species article, said the mammal was about the size of a cow with the proportions of a hippo. Jonathan Bloch, Florida Museum of Natural History associate curator of vertebrate paleontology, said the fossil discoveries provide evidence on how the diversity of animals came about when North America and South America were not connected. Alex Hastings, the lead author on the crocodilian article, said the discovery provided information on a time period that researchers did not have before. we had about evolution in the new world in North and South America that we just didnt have before, said the former UF vertebrate paleontology graduate student. The fossils are being held at the Florida Museum of Natural History for analysis. Rincon said this is just the beginning of fossil discovery in the canal.UF doctoral student makes fossil discovery in Panama Canal Youre not going to be able to go through a drive-thru and get a meal with extra-virgin olive oil.Wendy Dahlregistered dietician It still comes down to humans make the decisions.Linda StumpUniversity Police Chief

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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 -----------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 3-29-13-27-2 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 Walk to UF, VA, or Vet School. 2/1 available now at Summit House Condos. Nice, renovated with new appliances & flooring. $600/ mo. Yr. lease. 352-843-0862 to see. 3-2614-2 *AVAILABLE NOW**DOWNTOWN*Efficiency Apartment with Fresh Paint, New Flooring, Updated Bath. 216 SW 3rd Ave. $415/mth w/free water. Call 870-2760 3-2513-12-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 4-5-13-20-2 2,3,4 & 5BR HOUSES, BLOCKS TO UF. Rent directly from owner, no intermediary. Pets OK, dalyproperties.com or 352-3593341/359-5584 3-29-13-16-2 Rm for rent in 3/3, gorgeous, renovated Downtown Victorian. Huge kitchen and modern appliances. 1.5 miles to UF. $550/mo. Text or call 907-712-7500 for pics and info. 4-1-13-14-2 2/2.5 bath townhouse one block to uf. Wood floors, w/d, dishwasher, guaranteed parking. Avail 8/1 Call Todd 514-4915 $1150 per month www.forrentgainesville.com 4-2313-30-2 2x1 HOUSE 2 blocks to UF. Sorority Row area. Cent AC/HT, W/D, wood floors, DW, deck, fence, parking. Available Aug 16 1 year. Pet +$50 665-8166 $990/month. 4-12-13-20-2 4 x 2 HOUSE Near UF. Prof/grad student quality. Cent AC/HT, super kitchen, dining room, granite remodeled bath. W/D, garage, superb landscaping, fenced yard. No pets. Avail Aug 16 1 yr. 665-8166 $1590/month. 4-12-13-20-2 Close to UF. Available August 16th 4BR/2BA at 605 SW 9th St. $720/mo 3BR/1BA at 119 NW 11th St $1200/mo cent AC/Heat, W/D. No pets. 1 yr lease 3591508 4-15-20-2 4/2 3962 West University Ave. Close to campus, living room, dining room, family room,screened in back porch with hot tub, fenced yard, central air and heat, washer/ dryer, inside pest control and lawn service. Available August 1, $1375, call 352-3177346 or 352-333-9874. 4-15-13-20-2 3/2 515 NW 51ST, Great location, split plan, vaulted ceilings, fireplace,screened lanai, garage, washer/dryer, central heat and air, inside pest control, and lawn service. Available Aug. 1st,$1225, call 352-317-7346 or 352-333-9874 4-15-13-20-2 Several cute & clean houses & apartments available for August, located in quiet NW areas near UF/Downtown. Rates from $455 per month. Call/Text Anita: 352-575-4395; Anita@cozygator.com; www.cozygator.com 3-26-13-5-2 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $400.00 MONTH, 1/1, 2/2, 3/2's UTILITIES INCLUDED NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 2-7-13-150-2 TWO BLOCKS TO STADIUM1BR/1BA Large rooms. $550. 2BR/2.5BA townhome, W/D incl. $550 each No pets. 352-346-0123 or 335-4790 3-2613-5-2 $875 RENT,AVAIL NOW, 2/2.5 BATH TOWNHOUSE 3035 SW ARCHER RD, LAUNDRY, GRANITE KITCHEN, PARKING, ONE MONTH DEPOSIT, CALL 732-9392909 EMAIL SHUKLA.R@ATT.NET 2-253-2 1100 sq ft 3BR/1BA HOUSE. Wood floor in living room, screened-in large back porch, all kitchen appliances including W/D are 1 yr old. Fenced-in backyard. $1100/mo Avail Aug 1st. Call 352-258-9116 to see. 4-3-1310-2 1700 sq ft 3BR/2BA HOUSE. Wood floors, screened-in large back porch, W/D, corner lot. $1400/mo. Avail Starting August 1st. Call 352-258-9116 to see. 4-3-13-10-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. Re-Letting 1 Bed/1 Bath at University House for Summer. Unlimited Utilities/Fully Furnished/Pool/Gym/Tanning Booth. I Will Rebate $500 Upon Lease Approval. Contact 305-304-0366 or steven4um@yahoo.com 3-26-13-10-3 $364 Furnished Sublease (Water Included): May-July 2013 (The Landings) (1 bed/1 bath, On-Site Pool/Fitness Center/Tanning Booth) If interested, please contact Corey at (347) 756-9688 or corey118@gmail.com 3-2813-5-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 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 PUBLIC LAND SALE: NC Mountain Properties Liquidated almost 2 acres, Cascading Falls Was $89,000 now $14,900! Big Mtn Views $9,900 April 13th 1-877-7175263 Ext 91. 3-22-1-5 New Log Home On 20+ Acres Only $79,900. Newly constructed 3BR/ 2BA, 1740 sf log home. Ready for your finishing touches. FL/GA Border. Call now 1-800-8984409, x.1551 3-22-1-5 Mobile Homes with acreage. Ready to move in. Seller Financing with approved credit. Lots of room for the price, 3Br 2Ba. No renters. 850-308-6473 LandHomesExpress.com 3-22-1-5 Abalauction.com-Wakulla County, Crawfordville, Fl 3br 2ba split plan. Online bidding now through April 3, (850)510-2501 ab2387 broker 3-22-1-5 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

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**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 LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET, In Original Plastic, Never Used Org. $3,000, sacrifice $975.-CHERRY BEDROOM SET, Solid Wood, new in factory boxes--$895. Can Deliver. Bill (813)298-0221. 3-22-1-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds UF Surplus Equipment Auctionsare underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-24-13-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 4-24-72-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-24-13-72-10 BOOKS: Romance does not always live up to our expectations. But, come on, does it have to fall as far short as it does in Clumsy Hearts? A slightly misguided romance, by Hysteria Molt. Available via Amazon.com. 3-22-13-10-10 Public Auction Onsite & Online Press Printing Enterprises Inc. Thurs, March 28 @ 11am Preview: Day of Sale 9-11am 3601 Hanson Street, Ft Myers, Fl 33916 Offset Press Printing Machinery & Equipment including: 2000 MAN ROLAND Model R306, 6-Color Sheet fed Offset Press w/Coater, Folders, Paper Cutters, Plate Maker, Vehicles, Forklift and more! Visit www.moeckerauctions.com for Details, Photos and Catalog Moecker Auctions (800) 840-BIDS 15% -18%BP, $100 ref. cash dep. Subj to confirm. AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Rubin 3-221-10 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a 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 352-377-6974 4-24-72-11 4-24-13-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors offers FREE pickup service for any paid scooter repair. Daily pickups. LOWEST labor rate, quickest turnaround in Gville! Will repair ANY brand scooter. Free estimates. 376-6275. RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-24-13-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 4-24-72-11 SWAMP CYCLES Closest to campus. MMI Certified Mechanics for Motorcycles and experienced scooter mechanics. Lowest prices. Friendly service. 633 NW 13th Street, 373-8823, www.swampcycles.com 4-2458-11 $5500/OBO2003, 100th YEAR ANNIVERSARY HARLEY DAVIDSON. Orange with Gator emblem. Perfect condition. Wanda 386-659-1612 3-22-13-5-11 MOTORCYCLES WANTED, Wanted All Types Pre-1980. Any Type ConditionRunning or Not! CASH PAID! Call Brian (845)389-3239 3-22-1-11 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 4-24-54-12 CASH 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 HONDA FIT Sport 2007 RED 4 DR Hatchback 25K mi black interior New Condition with personality One Owner Great Mileage a REAL value @ almost half price! $11,675 Call JoAnn @ 352-213-9086 3-27-5-12 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. 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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 3-11-13-72-13 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. WEB PRODUCTIONSeeking staff members for the web production team at alligator.org. Interested candidates should possess the following: Familiarity with media production tools such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, etc. Familiarity with a web-based CMS and/or web coding basics will receive extra consideration. An ability to learn and work with new programs quickly and efficiently Deep interest in the growth and development of new media Skill in producing not only the written, but audio and visual components of media segments and graphics. The desire to make a lasting impact on a UF tradition in a shifting media landscape. Send all inquiries with resume direct to Evan Walker, Managing Editor/Online at ewalker@alligator.org Daytime Advertising ProductionThe Independent Florida Alligator Advertising Production Department is accepting student applications. Duties include graphic design and organizational layout. Will train, but experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is preferred. Friendly work environment, flexible schedule, with hours between 9 am 5 pm M-F. Must be available to work Summer C and be currently enrolled in classes. A one-year commitment is expected. Fill out an application at the front desk of The Alligator, 1105 W University Ave, M-F 9 am 5 pm. No phone calls, please. Include available work schedule and references. Previous applicants are welcome to reapply with current schedule. EOE Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aPAID SALES REPIf you are enrolled as a UF or SFC student available to work 15-20 hours a week this summer, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience,Don't have that much time?Apply to be aINTERNIf you are enrolled as a UF or SFC student available to work 10-12 hours a week this summer, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, Stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-24-13-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-24-1372-14 Summer Jobs $2400 Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 10 August 3. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 www.feyc.org 4-24-13-70-14 DOMINOS HIRINGdelivery drivers & assistant managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com 3-29-13-49-14 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 Certified Lifeguard for residential therapeutic pool activities. OPS Lifegurad/UTRS, $12.00/ hr, requires certification as a Lifeguard, 20hrs/ wknd, Adult-Male patients in a Maximum Security Mental Health Facility. For more infomration call Grady at 352-375-8484 x-248. Apply on-line @ http://peoplefirst.myflorida.com. 4-1-1315-14 Computer Repair Tech Hardware & Software, knowledge of all windows OS, networking, laptops & desktops. hr@blue4.com 4-913-20-14 CUTTING-EDGE UF RESEARCH STUDY Smokers wanted (1 pack a day for 5 years) Periodontal (gum line) sampling only 5 visits over 2 years; up to 1.5 hr each visit FREE oral exam, up to $160 compensation Call: 352-392-2945 4-23-13-30-14 Savvy student needed to help me set up Skype, to trouble shoot problems; to help integrate my home computer with my desktop; and to help me organize my home-based business. Internet Marketing a PLUS! $25/hr. Hank 352-283-3880 3-26-13-8-14 F/T Paralegal w/ experience for busy Elder Law Firm, Miller & Brasington, in Gainesville. Must be computer saavy, detail oriented, team player. Email resume to hrmb1204@yahoo.com 3-22-13-5-14 The Jonesville Tennis Center is looking for a Facility Maintenance Attendant/ Supervisor to overlook 14 clay courts and its surroundings. 20 hours a week, flexible hours, $10 an hour. Please email jonesvilletennis@ gmail.com for more info. 3-22-13-5-14 Earn up to $50 per hour!! Choose your own hours! Brand ambassadors & sale reps needed for a new energy drink that prevents & cures hangovers. Text if interested to 813-714-3674 or email info@campusfundraiser.net 3-2213-5-14 MEDICAL ASSISTANTPT for a doctor's office. Experience preferred. Email resume to: snpohani@gmail.com 3-22-13-5-14 Mortgage company needs part-time marketing assistant. $10-$12/hr. Weekdays 6-9pm. Students preferred. Apply in person between 4-6 pm. 3501 SW 2nd Ave Suite 2100 (above Gator Textbooks) 3-29-13-10-14 Tennis InstructorsTimber Ridge Children's Summer Camp in High View, West VA is seeking tennis instructors for the summer. Competitive Pay, Room and Board included. Strong Tennis background required. Great Atmosphere and facilities. Apply online at www.trcamps.com or call 800-258-2267 4-1-13-10-14 12, ALLIGATOR

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Up to $14.50-$29/hr calling small business owners and setting appointments for our sales representatives! NO Selling Required. Call Recorded Hotline (507) 726-4051 or visit www. CityAdvertisingSolutions.com/helpwanted 3-26-13-5-14 WANTED! Closeout-Finders. Work In Your Spare Time From Anywhere! Earn $1,000+ Weekly. No Selling. Free Report: 1-800-9437203; www.easyprofits123.com (Reference Code : 56534) 3-26-5-14 SANDYS SAVVY CHIC RESALE BOUTIQUE Now hiring! Great working environment. PT/ FT positions. Starting @ $8./hr. Opportunity to move up to buyer/asst mgr. Apply in person 4148 NW 13th St, 352-372-1226 4-2-1310-14 WORLD of BEER GAINESVILLE is HIRING! Bartenders, Barbacks & Cocktail Waitress! Please bring your completed application to the open interviews on March 25 29 from 2 pm 6 pm at World of Beer, 140 SW 128th St., Suite B Tioga, Newberry, FL 32669. Visit www.wobusa.com/gainesville for complete job description and application. Contact gainesville@wobusa.com for more info. 3-29-13-6-14 Growing e-commerce company F/T Warehouse/Customer service who will be responsible for outbound freight shipments, inventory management, and all aspects of customer service. Must have good phone skills. We are willing to train. Please email your resume to shannon@strictlytoolboxes.com. For a full job description go to www.strictlytoolboxes.com/help-wanted 3-28-13-5-14 Driver Daily or Weekly Pay. $0.01 increase per mile after 6 and 12 months. $.03/mile Enhanced Quarterly Bonus. Requires 3 months OTR experience. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com 3-22-1-14 Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway. com. EOE 3-22-1-14 Heavy Equipment Operator Career! 3 Week Hands On Training School. Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. National Certifications. Lifetime Job Placement Assistance. VA Benefits Eligible! 1-866-3626497 3-22-1-14 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Traning. Job ready in 15 days! (888)368-1964 3-221-14 IN A RUT? WANT A CAREER, NOT JUST A JOB? Train to be a professional truck driver in ONLY 16 DAYS! The avg. truck driver earns $700+/wk*! Get CDL Training @ NFCC/Roadmaster! Approved for Veterans Training. Dont Delay, Call Today! 866-4670060 *DOL/BLS 2012 3-22-1-14 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-443-5186 www.CenturaOnline.com 3-22-1-15 COMPUTER TECHNICIANS TRAINING! Train for PC Technical Careers at sctrain. edu No computer Experience Needed! Job placement Assistance HS Diploma/GED a Must Start Immediately! 1-888-872-4677 3-22-1-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-24-72-16 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 A childless married couple seeks to adopt. Financial security. Homestudy approved! Let's help each other. Expenses paid. Carolyn & Ken. Call Sklar Law Firm 1-800218-6311. Bar#0150789 3-22-1-16 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? 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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators wide receiver Quinton Dunbar has been a standout performer in spring practice. See story, page 15.More March MadnessGo online to alligatorSports.org and follow our coverage of Floridas run in the NCAA Tournament this weekend as the Gators try to notch their third straight Sweet 16 appearance.Gators in the NBADenver Nuggets forward Corey Brewer scored 29 against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff WriterThe Gators took off for Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday morning ence road matchup this season. opens its series against Vandersquad that owns the No. 2 spot in the Baseball America Top 25. Awaiting UF is an offense that len bases. Florida is tasked with keeping Vanderbilt runners from taking advantage of a young battery. ue has thrown out 25 percent of attempted base stealers this year, and Florida ranks fourth in the Three Commodores have 10 stolen bases this season. Im totally excited. I cant wait, Gushue said. The pitching staff and me have to work on that one. Its not just me. Its also the pitchers as well. We have to be on the same page all the time. on-base percentage offer Vanderbilt ample opportunity for action on the bases. But thats not the case for Florida. Given their lack of consistent hitting, the Gators cannot afford to give away outs on the base paths. UF recorded back-to-back hits in only three of 26 innings against UK. North Florida on Tuesday marked executed a double steal of second and third in the seventh. Its been a struggle making moves on the bases. With Kentucky up four runs, left-hander Cory Littrell picked off Connor Mitchell in the third inning of the a run despite having three hits in the inning. The problem with our offense, quite frankly, the last couple weeks has been weve fallen behind, When you fall behind three or four runs, its hard to open up your offense, because you cant make any mistakes on the base paths. UF facing top rotation: Freshman right-hander Jay Carmichael (2-1, of his college career. He will face in 39.1 innings. chael to pitch series openers prior to facing Kentucky. Carmichael responded by matching a careerhigh 5.2 innings on Friday. Junior right-hander Jonathon mer Toronto Blue Jays draft pick night at 7. candidates to face sophomore lefttory for a Florida starting pitcher with his career-high 5.2 innings on Tuesday. The freshman approached Whitson and junior right-hander Keenan Kish, who is out for the year with a hip injury, about how road series. Just expect for the unexpectreceived from Whitson and Kish. You never know what is going to happen from minute to minute. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org.Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffCatcher Taylor Gushue (17) swings during Floridas 11-5 loss to Kentucky on March 16 at McKethan Florida opens series with No. 2 Vanderbilt tonightWOMENsS BaskASKETBallALL ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff WriterAfter falling behind Florida International Florida needed someone to kindle the offense. The freshman guard, who came into the game averaging 10.6 points per contest, clawed back to within two after 20 minutes. points to a come-from-behind 75-68 victory Miami. ney having a career game tonight we needed it. half. Florida International held the lead for a half minutes. Theres a lot of things that if we had time, wed work on them and go and correct, Butler said. But we dont have time. Its survive-and-advance time of year. Weve got to play a much, much better ball game in this next round. In the second half, the Florida offense came alive. half, Moss led the Gators on an 18-9 run that gave Florida the lead. Moss scored 10 during the run, despite missing two free throws. Led by junior guard Jerica Coley, Florida International charged back, tythe clock. Coley dominated the Gators defense, scoring ing and an 18-of-18 effort from the free-throw lineup. But with the game on the line, guard Jaterra Bonds took over. 2:21 of the game, sealing the Gators victory. One of [Bonds] nicknames is J.T. Monpetitor. There is no one on our team that our team wants more on the line in that situation. points. Florida will play Winthrop in the second round of the WNIT on Monday. We know were playing Winthrop, and thats all we need to know, Butler said. It doesnt matter when, it doesnt matter where, it doesnt matter what time. We know who our opponent is, and that gives us something to focus in on. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Contact Adam Lichtenstein at alichtenstein@alligator.org.UF survives outburst from nations leading scorer in winBButler

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JOE MORGAN and PHIL HEILMANAlligator Staff WritersQuinton Dunbar does not feel threatened by Loucheiz Purifoy practicing at wide receiver during spring practice. The junior, who led Florida with four touchdown catches last season, views the arrangement as an opportunity. I dont take it personally, Dunbar said. I feel like its an opportunity to get better and an opportunity to push myself. I feel like I can beat out anyone. I take it as a challenge, I cant speak for anyone else. With Purifoy returning to cornerback after Saturday, Dunbar will be the lone standout among outs. Dunbar enjoyed a banner year in 2012. He set career-best numbers with 36 catches, 383 yards and four touchdowns. Still, Dunbar tied for 25th in the Southeastern Conference in catches and ranked 35th in receiving yards. UFs returning wideouts combined for 44 catches, 426 yards and four touchdowns in 2012. Take away Dunbars statistics, and the numbers drop to eight catches for 43 yards and zero scores. Dunbar believes that the development of junior quarterback Jeff Driskel as well as a second year in offensive coordinator Brent Peases scheme will be benA year into the system helps all of us knowing that weve already been through the system one year and all were doing is continuing to grow, Dunbar said. Dunbar has proven especially productive after a year under the former Boise State offensive coordinator. Pease said Dunbar has stood out among other wideouts in spring practice. I am really proud of that kid, Pease said. He has come along so far attitude-wise, accountabilIts really starting to show up. He makes a big play yesterday. He just does things right. He can play a bunch of positions now. So proud of him and I think its going to carry over to reach the goals that hes setting for himself. Driskel said Dunbar and Floridas other receivers have all been motivated to overcome a disappointing effort in 2012. It was obvious that we needed better receiver play this year and theyve done a great job so far, Driskel said. Im really proud of those guys. Obviously we have a long way to go but theyve repractices weve had. UF hopes to minimize penalties: Floridas offense struggled to avoid penalties during Brent ordinator. Given the amount of formations and shifts players were asked to learn in the system Pease implemented, the coaching staff tolerated some miscues that plagued a unit that struggled to move the ball with consistency. There will be less tolerance for mistakes next season. cy, Pease said. We did that at times last year, but probably not as much as we could have after self-scouting ourselves. Pease counted 45 penalties called on Floridas offense last season, 19 of which were false starts. Cutting down penalties Pease said he hopes to see the Gators reduce their total by half should help improve an offense that ranked 78th in scoring offense and 104th in total offense last season. Youre still going to have some (penalties) because thats just how kids are, Pease said. But youve got to do a good job of navigating around it, dealing with some things, (and) understanding how to get yourself out of it and keep kids in rhythm. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org and Phil Heilman at pheilman@alligator.org. FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15David Carr / Alligator StaffWide receiver Quinton Dunbar (1) catches the game-tying touchdown during Floridas 27-20 win CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator Staff Writer the uneven bars in a high-scoring 198.125197.875 loss to No. 7 Utah on Saturday, a trend that has been consistent this season. With Southeastern Conference Championships on Saturday, the Gators will look for similar production to spark a successful postseason run. Florida heads to Little Rock, Ark., with the highest score on bars in the NCAA. Boasting a season average score of 49.465, Floridas strongest rotation will bolster its chance against the conferences top competition. Four SEC teams are currently among the nations top 10 No. 1 Florida, No. 3 Alabama, No. 5 Georgia and No. 6 LSU. Each is also currently among the eight highest performers on bars in the NCAA. Georgias Chelsea Davis and Brittany Rogers rank in the top 10. LSUs Sarie Morrison ranks sixth. And with the current SEC seeding, Florida will be competing in the second session that includes all three programs. As the top seed in its session, UF will compete in the Olympic rotation vault, bars, balBars is a very good event for us, coach Rhonda Faehn said. We do have quality swingers. Three of Floridas gymnasts rank atop 9.945 average, while Kytra Hunter is seventh with a 9.91. Caquatto, who suffered double-ankle injuries prior to the SEC tournament in 2012, will be at full-strength. As a sophomore, she competed exclusively on bars but will now compete on three events. Her presence will help as Florida competes without All-American Alaina Johnson, who Faehn said should add more depth to an already strong rotation if she returns. Against No. 14 Minnesota on March 1, Florida put together the nations highest score on bars with a 49.675. I think bars is one of those events that you have to get comfortable with, Bridget Sloan said. My bars routine, for me, I am very comfortable with it. Competing for Florida, Sloan said her routine has seen a decrease in skills. During her Elite career, Sloan performed 23 skills on her bars routine. Now, that has been reduced to just 13. But the freshman standout is not disappointed in the transition. Ive cut it in half, and its nice to take a step back because when youre Elite you get drained. Floridas bars rotation will remain critical on Saturday. Added Mackenzie Caquatto: Knowing that we have that one event that were booster.Floridas uneven bars effort to play key role in SEC title meetFOOTBaALLWide receivers look to improve in second year under PeaseSarah Davis / AlligatorGymnast Mackenzie Caquatto performs her beam routine during Floridas 196.975196.075 win against Kentucky on Feb. 22 in the OConnell Center. UF Gymnastics

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ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff WriterKatie Medina needed to make a tough play. Pitchers dominate: the game. dium. Contact Adam Lichtenstein at alichtenstein@alligator.org. 16, ALLIGATOR Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffKatie Medina jogs out of the batters box during Floridas 9-1 win over UNC Wilmington on Feb. 17 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Sophomore hoping glove catches up with strong throwing armSOFTBallALL

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JOE MORGANAlligator Staff WriterThe Gators have waited 363 days to return to the Big Dance. On March 24, 2012, Florida blew an 11-point lead during the second half of a 72-68 loss to Louisville in the NCAA West Regional Final. The defeat marked the Gators second straight Elite Eight exit. Third-seeded Florida will try to get over the hump and advance beginning tonight at 7:27 against No. 14 seed Northwestern State in Austin, Texas, on truTV. Well, you know, sometimes here, I had two chances where I should have possibly, could have possibly been to the Final Four. We just came up short, junior center Patric Young said. Cant still linger on it. Cant let it affect me in the future. On the heels of back-to-back trips to the Elite Eight, the Gators began the season ranked 10th nationally. Naturally, Florida dealt with the burden of expectations throughout the 2012-13 campaign. A 7-0 start and early-season routs of Wisconsin and Marquette thrust UF into the national spotlight. I think theyre good enough to win the whole thing, Golden Eagles coach Buzz Williams said following his teams 82-49 loss to UF on Nov. 29 in the OConnell Center. losses to Arizona and Kansas State, the Gators returned to the limelight, ascending to the No. 2 spot in the AP Poll after winning eight straight Southeastern Conference games by an average margin of 26.5 points. I think they will contend for the national championship, guard Marshall Henderson said after Florida defeated Ole Miss 78-64 on Feb. 2. I see them being No. 1 in the country by the end of the season. The Gators then fell on tough times. Junior forward Will Yeguete missed six games after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right knee on Feb. 8. Freshman guard Michael Frazier II and junior forward Casey Prather were also limited by injury. In a 64-58 road loss to Tennessee Floridas third defeat in its last four games away from home the Gators used an eight-man rotation. Five guys played 29 minutes or more. The other three totaled 27. We dont have any excuses. When we line up to play, we play, coach Billy Donovan said after the loss in Knoxville, Tenn. Was there fatigue? Sure. Were we small sometimes and got hurt with that lineup? Yes. But I always believe if theres a will, theres a way, and there are things you ought to be able to overcome. We went to battle with what we had. Shorthanded Floridas 5-3 record in February trimmed its lead in the SEC standings to one game. But the Gators rebounded, clinching the SEC regular season title in a 66-40 win against Vanderbilt on March 6 and coming three points short of winning the SEC Tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Sundays 66-63 loss to Ole ination this year. What youve got to be able to do in these situations and games is go out there and play with great go out there and play, coach Billy Donovan said. Theres always a level of nervousness, jitters, apprehension. Its totally normal. Youve got to play through some of that stuff. Florida has struggled in close games. The Gators are 0-6 in games decided by single digits this season. After losing in the Elite Eight the last two seasons by a combined seven points, Florida knows it has little margin for error moving forward. We just cant have any slippage, senior forward Erik Murphy said. We cant have any mistakes, any dumb mistakes, or things that can give teams opportunities to beat us. Young added: If we get into similar situations as we were in the Butler and Louisville games, When thats over, then you can whole time. We have to close out games. Weve got to stay focused on doing our jobs. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. 3, TIPOFF, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 Javier Edwards / AlligatorFlorida celebrates a 66-40 win against Vanderbilt on March 6 in the OConnell Center. The Gators clinched the Southeastern Conference regular season title with the victory. NCAA TOURnaNAMentENT