<%BANNER%>

The Independent Florida alligator

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
The Independent Florida alligator
Portion of title:
Florida allgator
Alligator
Alternate Title:
University digest
University of Florida digest
Physical Description:
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Independent Florida Alligator
Publisher:
The students of the University of Florida
Campus Communications, Inc.
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Gainesville, Fla
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Gainesville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Alachua County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Florida -- Alachua -- Gainesville

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Additional Physical Form:
Online ed. available via the World Wide Web.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 65, no. 75 (Feb. 1, 1973)-
General Note:
"Not officially associated with the University of Florida."

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 13827512
alephbibnum - 000470760
lccn - sn 86010448
issn - 0889-2423
lccn - sn 86010448
System ID:
UF00028290:01727

Related Items

Preceded by:
Florida alligator

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
The Independent Florida alligator
Portion of title:
Florida allgator
Alligator
Alternate Title:
University digest
University of Florida digest
Physical Description:
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Independent Florida Alligator
Publisher:
The students of the University of Florida
Campus Communications, Inc.
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Gainesville, Fla
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Newspapers -- Gainesville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Alachua County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Florida -- Alachua -- Gainesville

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Additional Physical Form:
Online ed. available via the World Wide Web.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 65, no. 75 (Feb. 1, 1973)-
General Note:
"Not officially associated with the University of Florida."

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 13827512
alephbibnum - 000470760
lccn - sn 86010448
issn - 0889-2423
lccn - sn 86010448
System ID:
UF00028290:01727

Related Items

Preceded by:
Florida alligator


This item is only available as the following downloads:


Full Text

PAGE 1

Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 17 SPORTS 1989 /72Botanical Bores: the Avenue reviews a Florida Museum of Natural History exhibitOur writer said it looks like bathroom art, pg 9. Government to schools: no junk food next yearSmart Snacks in School standards start in 2014-2015, pg 4.Scottie Wilbekin is not practicing with the UF mens basketball team due suspension. Read the story on page 19. SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Contributing WriterBroward Hall turned 59 this year, and like seniors tend to do, its getting a facelift. The residence hall is getting new bathrooms, lounges, windows, electrical sysron Blansett, assistant to the associate vice email. ovations so far, she said. Estimated costs for next summers imThe renovation funding comes from students rent only no state tax monies, Blansett said. ment of Housing and Residence EducaKELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff Writer Alachua County has a new CEO. At least thats how Betty Baker, the incoming county manager, views her new set Baker has worked for Alachua County for 11 years and most recently served as the show to connect with residents. Baker said the new students care about, such budget constraints. County Communications Coordinator Baker will serve until her retirement next the center of Gainesville. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG Sally Ince / AlligatorAspen stands next to Michelle Dunlap, 40, director of Phoenix Animal Rescue, at West End Animal Hospital in Newberry on Wednesday. Aspen is up for adoption via the Phoenix Animal Rescue website, and Alachua County Animal Services is holding events for the rest of July. Read the story on alligator.org. Baker CAMPUSNew Alachua County manager mindful of students HE BALANCED A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL ON A BALLOON ON THE SHOW. ELY BENHAMOAlligator Contributing Writer man revealed his stunt, Heidi Klum hid behind a table. Howcringed in fear. ancing a bottle of gasoline and a lit wick on a balloon and catching it on a stick in his mouth omore a ticket to Las Vegas to ever gone out there and actually balanced ever done a with an actual bomb that could been 11 years in the making. take him on the road someday if what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. show, he faces acrobats, musicians, dancers and more for $1 million. Juggling UF students got talentShe hosted a government talk showBroward Hall under renovationSEE TALENT, PAGE 5 SEE BROWARD, PAGE 5Ferman

PAGE 2

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 158 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 Melissa Kahan, Kelsey Meany, TODAYFORECAST THUNDER STORMS 89/72 THUNDER STORMS 88/72 THUNDER STORMS 85/73 THUNDER STORMS 86/73 THUNDER STORMS 84/72 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAYWHATS HAPPENING?African Student Union meeting The African Student Union wants to help students learn about Africa and its people during its general body meeting Friday at 6:30 p.m. in CSE 222. Visit the Facebook page for more information. Shabbat walkover Nervous about getting lost or arriving alone? Meet outside Broward Hall Friday at 6:45 p.m. to walk to UF Hillel together. Join upperclassmen and other new Gators for Shabbat services and dinner beginning at 7:30 p.m. This is followed by a kosher dinner at 8:40 p.m. Questions? Contact Hillels engagement associate Melissa Kansky at melissa@ufhillel.org. Church on campus Worship with Adventist Campus Ministry in Kingdom Come! The Nature of Heaven, Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Music Building. Attend for a day filled with praise and worship to God. Learn more about God while having fun with the ACM family. There will also be food and a community service opportunity. For more info, visit www.acmuf.org. Painting workshop Come to Painting from the Divine Feminine with Batya Weinbaum on Saturday from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. with a presentation and display by the instructor from 6-8 p.m. at Gallery 26, 301 State Road 26, in Melrose. and blankets situated in listening spots and will be allowed to take tours of UFs most recognizable building after the recital. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line and 150 words or fewer about the event to jglum@alligator. org. Model your submission after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper.BRIEFSBeaver blamed for N.M. outage a 20-hour Internet and cellphone outage last week in northern New Mexico an eager beaver. More than 1,800 users were affected. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThe event costs $50 plus a $10 materials fee. Participants will have the opportunity to draw and paint from a range of images of goddesses of different cultures. Painters can discuss their experiences making art from these images. Participants will explore what the archetypes from different cultures open up in their own psyches. Details of the class and presentation, as well as information about the instructor, can be found at www.gallery26melrose.com. Call 352-475-2924 for more information. Century Tower concert Two UF alumni are teaming up to deliver a spectacular recital using Century Towers 61 bronze bells Sunday at 3 p.m. Ryan Chancoco and Harold Rocha studied the bell-tower instrument, known as a carillon, as part of the UF Carillon Studio. Theyll be playing solo pieces from France, the Netherlands and the U.K. and a one-of-a-kind duet concerto that showcases their skills and sense of romanticism on the Century Tower bells. Attendees of the recital will be welcomed with chairs

PAGE 3

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3

PAGE 4

4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 HE HAD PAINKILLERS AND ANXIETY MEDICINE. ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator Staff Writeravolland@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested a Miami man Tuesday after police said he stomped on prescription pills that fell from his pant legs. According to the arrest reup behind a black Chevy car parked on Interstate 75 with its hazard lights blinking. into the car, Jones saw the driver crawl into the back seat and the rest of the passengers shufreport. David Hicks, 40, climbed out of the car through the passenger side and walked to the patrol car, according to the report. While Jones spoke to Hicks, Jones noticed large amounts of prescription pills falling from the bottom of Hicks pant legs. Hicks then stepped on the pills and smashed them into the concrete, according to the report. After Jones physically restrained him, the remaining codone, Hydromorphone and Hicks was arrested at about 5 p.m. and booked into the Alachua County Jail on charges of tampering with evidence, drug remained there as of press time with bond set at $120,000. LOCAL ALANNA MASSEYAlligator Contributing WriterIn the battle between Cookie Monster and Captain Vegetable, Uncle Sam wants the fresh and green. The government is banning junk food in public schools nationwide starting in the 2014-2015 school year, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture press release. The Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards will affect vending machine items and snacks that are not a part of the regular school lunch. Maria Eunice, direcFood and Nutrition Services, said she thinks Alachua County schools are a step ahead of other counties. In 2006, the government required schools to develop and apply wellness policies that address nutrition and physical activity. We put a pretty strict wellness policy into place, Eunice said. Alachua County started making adjustments in 2006 to meet the nutrition requirements. For instance, the school system went from offering whole milk to 2 percent milk, to now offering only 1 percent and fatfree milk, Eunice said. The schools will also offer only whole-grain products. for our county is how weve done it over time, Eunice said. It helps students to present it [healthy options] to them slowly. She said some counties did not make many adjustments in 2006, so the Smart Snacks in School standards will cause them to make drastic changes. snack foods those not included in the meal itself in the Alachua County wellness policy is 250, and the limit by Smart Snacks in School standards is 200, she said. In our county, students shouldnt worry, she said. While the price of healthy food has been a challenge for Alachua County schools, losing retail pizza has been a challenge for students, Eunice said. Alachua County got rid of retail pizza last year. Rachael Marsh, a 16-year-old F. does not agree with the governments new standards. I believe that people should have a choice, Marsh said. If people want to eat junk food, they should be able to eat junk food. She said the only change she has noticed is the switch from Godfathers Pizza to a healthier version. Making changes to school food is a good place to start, she said, but she pointed out that students only eat one or two meals at school a day. What are their families supplying them? she asked. What are their habits when they get home? I think we have to do a better job as a community educating families. I think we have to do a better job as a community educating families. Rachael MarshF. W. Buchholz High School junior

PAGE 5

said. In between practicing his stunts, Ferman juggles classes, spending time with his family in Jacksonville and hanging out with his brothers at UFs Alpha Epsilon Pi house. The fraternity hosted a viewing party for the airing of Fermans Chicago audition. bottle trick was at my fraternitys chapter, he said. Fermans brothers, friends and family are looking forward to the Las Vegas episodes that will air 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. We are very proud of him, and we are excited that hes doing so well, said his mom, Heather Ferman. We would like to see him excel in what he does best. He said his next performance will be shocking. If you just come at it thinking that you are going to make these elaborate, huge tricks that are out of this world, like a magician does with these big illusions, David Ferman said, then you are taking the art form to a whole new level. said hes glad Broward is getting a much-needed makeover. Jackson said he used to visit friends who lived in a triple at Broward, and it wasnt always pleasant. The bathrooms were pretty gross, and the paint was peeling in some spots, he said. It felt pretty beat-up. Jackson said the campuswide renovations show him students money is going to good use. I cant wait to see what all these old buildings will look like once theyre renovated, he said. Blansett said all current projects, including Browards early August to accommodate incoming students. Browards renovations have been ongoing since 2006, but this summer marked its turn for a major upgrade. Broward is being renovated in parts, Blansett said. This summer is focused on the east and central sections. The southwest and central sections are scheduled for upgrades during Summer 2014, and in 2015, the northwest section will be worked on. Windows are being replaced throughout. Blansett said the contractors for the projects are chosen through a competitive bid process, and the current contractors, BBI Construction Inc., has worked with UFs housing department on previous projects. Former Broward resident Josh Loftin said living there freshman year was a great experience. But the 20-year-old said the bathroom was often wrecked, and his air conditioning unit would routinely break down. Loftin said hes happy the housing department decided to renovate the building. The people and the community of the place was amazing you couldnt ask for more, he said. The building itself, though, not so much.Courtesy to the AlligatorUF marketing sophomore David Ferman, 19, prepares to per form in front of judges on Americas Got Talent on May 9 in Chicago. Ferman has advanced to the Las Vegas rounds, which will air Tuesday and Wednesday on NBC. THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 T ALENT, from page 1 BROW ARD, from page 1 The people and the community of the place was amazing you couldnt ask for more. The building itself, though, not so much.Josh Loftinformer Broward resident HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgWhen the Alachua County Department of Motor Vehicles closed its doors and merged with the Alachua County Tax Collecof the change were uncertain. Months later, the transition seems to have proven successful. The wait time at the Northwest 34th Boulevard formerly about 26 minutes, followed by 12 minutes at the downtown of3207 SW 35th Boulevard, said John Power, chief deputy at the Alachua County Tax Collectors Though wait times have been Fridays remain the two busiest days. but we had heard that sometimes people had waited two or three hours in the past, he said. Prior to the merge, there was one location. Its simple math: 10 employees serving the whole county. Now we have three ofthat customer service position. Power said the tax collectors censes a month, or 1,200 licenses weekly. He said customers should try to utilize the Archer and downBoulevard location. is getting about 50 percent of all the transactions, he said. The Archer Road location in Butler Plaza is doing about 30 percent of transactions, and downtown is about 20 percent. has left the DMV building unoccupied, but the Northwest 34th buildings driving course for tests. Donna Johnson, executive director of public service for the Gainesville branch, said the change has pleased customers. They are elated that the wait time has gone down, she said. We do feel like it has been successful. Rita Hart, division coordinator for the Northwest Gainesville branch, who has worked at the two years, said the change has sibility that it could have been a rough transformation. I think its great when you consider what a big transition it was, she said. Adding all the new technology, the scanners and printers and cameras all that stuff could go wrong. All in all, I think its been really good. Prior to the merge, there was one location. Its simple math: There 10 employees serving the whole county.John Powerchief deputy at the Hell reappear on the show next week The makeover is being done in phases

PAGE 6

Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTHURSDAY, JULY 11, 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.Summer is in full swing, and Gainesville is burning. For all of you freshmen out there, welcome to UF! Its tradition for the Alligator to hand out darts and laurels to the villains and heroes in the news every week. We present you with this weeks... Darts & LaurelsInmates at Guantanamo have been on hunger strike for more than 150 days, with 45 of the inmates being force-fed to sustain their lives. Human rights and medical groups all over the globe have condemned the practice. Recently, rapper Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, subjected himself to the same force-feeding techniques that the Gitmo inmates are subject to. Bey was chained to a chair as doctors prepared to insert more than a meter of rubber tubing through the nose down to the stomach. It wasnt long before Bey pled for the doctors to stop. For shedding the light of humanity onto this cruel and unusual custom, we give Bey a LAUREL. Texas teen Justin Carter was arrested in February for comments he made on Facebook during an argument with someone about online video game League of Legends. During the course of the conversation, he said, Oh yeah, Im real messed up in the head, Im going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still beating hearts, followed by lol and jk. The 19-year-old has since been jailed and charged with making terrorist threats. He has also been placed on suicide watch. In his fathers own words ...hes had concussions, black eyes, [and has been] moved four times from base for his own protection. ment, nude, for days on end because hes depressed. All of this is extremely traumatic to this kid. This is a horrible experience. His bail is set at $500,000. We give the state of Texas a free-Justin DART, because thats how you treat people when you actually want them to get messed up in the head. Our last volley concerns international relations, and wed better pay attention. When widespread surveillance of EU communications was discovered, it seemed that the world had united in its discontent against the National Security Agencys widespread surveillance programs. But then, the plane of President Evo Morales of Bolivia was forced to land in Austria after suspicion that he was harboring Edward Snowden, the notorious NSA leaker. This prompted the heads of state of South America to hold an emergency meeting of Union of South American Nations. The Cochabamba Declaration issued at the summit calls the forced halting of President Unasur is now calling for the governments of France, Portugal, Italy and Spain to apologize. So, why would other countries be so willing to aid the U.S. in capturing Snowden, even at the expense of international treaties? Snowden may know why. Der Spiegel magazine recently quoted Snowden as saying They [the NSA] are in bed with the Germans, just like with most other Western states. So, whats really going on, and who should we trust? Its tough to say for now, but were sending wake-up FLARTS to the people. Theres a big debate being waged right now, and we all need to be conscious of it and participate in it. What will be the future of the surveillance state?Unemployable? Consider working the poleChris Rock once said, My only job in life is to keep my daughter off the pole. If my parents have the same expectation for their son, this column will disappoint them. Im not going to use the cliche line, I just need some extra money to put myself through school. Thats not exactly true. I need the money for after graduation. A tech company in Gainesville hired me as a programmer, and I felt ecstatic. I had triumphed over all the nasty statistics about 20-somethings being unemployed. The tech industry can be unpredictable. Though my prospective company was well-managed, it had to postpone its job offer because one of its clients had a change of plans. With this, I joined a horde of UF seniors scavenging for employment. Applying for jobs is an oxymoron contest: Be modest while touting your accomplishments. Be succinct while telling them everything. Be casual while wearing a stuffy suit. tions. Just for fun, I researched outlandish jobs. Becoming a monk was one possibility. In The New Yorker last month, Larissa MacFarquhar wrote about how men apply to join a Zen monastery in Japan. Candidates climb a steep mountain, then knock on a wooden gateway. By tradition, the head monk orders the candidate to leave and slams the door. The candidate must then grovel for employment for two or three days as he sleeps outdoors. In other words, becoming a monk is like graduating from a liberal arts college. Next, I tried a Google search for highest salaries, which revealed that some hedge fund managers make $250,000 annually not to mention bonuses. I could do that, I thought. It would be a small matter of gaining 50 IQ points and purging myself of empathy. Computer systems analyst sounded like another promising job. It was listed among 2013s best careers, but most of the analyst jobs were related to the animal slaughtering and oil drilling industries. I imagined breaking the news to my liberal friends and family on Thanksgiving. Cody, I heard you got a job working with computers. What do you do, exactly? turkey. Thats when I discovered the most intriguing position of all: full-time pole climber. A Colorado massive steel poles of cable towers in the Rocky Mountains. Climbing is no joke. My dad had a job ascending towers in the Southwest when he was in his 20s, and the experience left him with chilling stories. He was once suspended 100 feet in the air, dangling from four wires, when three of the wires snapped. I have a longstanding fear of heights, but as I applied to boy-esque climbing gig. As an escape from writing real cover letters, I wrote a fake letter I thought might woo Denvers cable company. To Whom This May Concern: In elementary school I started climbing trees, mailboxes and other pole-like objects, and I havent missed a day. When my college commissioned a 20-foot-tall statue of a couple kissing, I shimmied to the top just to discourage them from public displays of affection. I never allow common sense or so-called laws to interfere fusing to leave the equipment closet, I told him I was literally trying to climb the corporate ladder. I look forward to joining your team regardless of what Chris Rock and my parents say. If all the good pole climbing jobs are taken, may I start as a programmer and work my way up? Cody Romano is a UF public relations senior. His columns appear Thursdays. 83 TOTAL VOTES60% YES 40% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Do you think Gainesville is a bro city? Todays question: Do you think Broward Hall needed renovations? Matt Riva EDITOR Julia Glum MANAGING EDITORS Brandon Lee Gagne OPINIONS EDITOR Cody Romanoopinions@alligator.org

PAGE 7

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 One of the greatest and most useful sources of learning experiences in college cannot be found in any classroom, textbook or library. Living with another person or two or three other people can at times be extremely frustrating, but it can also be a valuable learning experience. As a freshman in the Fall of 2009, I moved into a dorm room at a small liberal arts college in North Carolina. My roommate was a guy Ill call him Clark whom I had never met prior to move-in day. Within just a few days of moving in, I became irritated with him. Clark used Axe body spray every morning, and the potent aroma would force my laced with aerosol. His use of spray deodorant as a substitute for showering made our dorm smell like a junior high school locker room. He went to bed early and complained when I would wake him up coming home late. Clark watched weird TV shows and took up all the room in the mini fridge. At the time, Clark was as far as I was concerned a terrible roommate. 2009, I have shared dwellings with a number of people, learning quickly that Clark really was not too bad of a roommate at all. I say this not simply because I have had comparatively worse roommates, but because I have gotten better with dealing with it all. In the past four years, I have had roommates who were my friends upon moving in and enemies upon moving out. I have had a roommate who enjoyed making three-course meals, but refused to do the dishes afterward. Ive dwelled with a guy who peed on the toilet seat, complained about the bathroom smelling of urine. I have had a roommate who regularly stayed up until nearly sunrise blaring rap music. You will likely never entirely get along with every person you live with throughout your college career that is just a fact. A simple Google search of how to deal with annoying roommate yields humorous results. There are pages upon pages of people ranting about their roommates. The postings say things like, My roommate is so annoying, she never cleans up! or, My roommate is so annoying, she expects everything to be so clean! The easiest way to deal with what you consider to be an annoying roommate is realizing that your own habits and behavior could be seen as annoying as well. Looking back at my time living with Clark, who annoyed me with his strange TV interests and early bedtimes, makes me see that I was surely annoying to him, too. I would wake him up by coming home late, which surely was not fun for him. And his weird TV interests werent necessarily strange they were simply not what I personally enjoyed. Patrick Ryan is a UF English senior. His columns appear Thursdays.Its not you, weird roomie, its me. Well... its actually both of us.Column Patrick Ryanopinions@alligator.org

PAGE 8

theA v enue THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Whats inside: Botanical Gardens proves underwhelming, page 9 Mediocre Advice, page 10 page 12Online exclusives at www.alligator.org/alligator_avenue: alligatoravenue SHANEECE DIXONAvenue Writer While many people scurried to avoid the rain Friday, downtown Gainesville lit up its own Vegasstyle block party complete with casino games like blackjack and Russian Roulette, a psychic reader, a magician, local vendors and live music. From 5-10 p.m., the Pledge 5 Foundation hosted the First Friday Gainesville event themed Viva Gainesvegas. Participants who purchased a ticket earned tokens and VIP wristbands that granted them access to specials at various local businesses in the downtown area. Attendees also participated in a block party. In spite of the weather, I like that everyones still getting their drinks and going out to eat, Sabrina Viola, 20, said. Its nice to have the deals and have a reason to come out here on a Friday night. Kicking off the evening was the Charity Mingle at Maudes Classic Cafe. People interested in community service were able to meet with Kathy Finelli, executive director of Gainesville Rabbit Rescue, to learn how they could get involved. Theres a tremendous need for rabbit rescue, said Finelli, whose organization has been protecting rabbits and educating people about rabbit care since 1998. Pledge 5 is a great organization trying to get volunteers for different charities. Despite the numerous activities available for participants, the event was tied to community service. Pledge 5 collected new and gently used board games to donate to the Boys and Girls Club. People could either bring the games to Honda Gainesville or to the Opera House, where they received a passport of sorts to downtown specials. Those who brought board games earlier in the week won free VIP wristbands, while those who brought them in during the event I think Pledge 5 is really community driven and we like to bring people together, and I feel we like to bring people to the local busier at Pledge 5. I just want people to understand Pledge 5s vision for community and giving back. Topping off the evening was the silent auction and the Honda dice roll. Participants could win credit from playing casino games and using the specials in their passports to bid on items in the silent auction. Some of the items included vintage-framed photos of Tim Tebow, Elvis and Muhammad Ali, a cruise for two to the Bahamas, a bag of goodies from Trader Joes and a gift Courtesy of Honda Gainesville, attendees could roll dice for a chance to win a new Honda Accord. People could either use their VIP wristband to roll the dice or stay consistent with the organizations namesake and pledge to do Next months theme is Dog Days of Summer. According to Pledge 5 director Jason Bowman, it will appeal to many people in Gainesville especially in light of the recent city commission ruling that allows dogs to be with their owners while they eat at local restaurants. Well have all sorts of dog-related activities like doggy ice cream and a paw front mural, Bowman said. Most of these locations down here all have patios, which make them pet friendly. For more information about the Pledge 5 Foundation and its upcoming events, visit the website at: www.pledge5.org or www. Shaneece Dixon / AvenueTony Espetia, client relations director for The Pledge 5 Foundation, left, and Hector Galvez play for a cause at the blackjack table during the Viva Gainesvegas charity event Friday evening. Viva Gainesvegas gives community service a new twist GEBRIA BOOKERAvenue WriterShopping for the best prices around Gainesville can be made easier with a stop to Wards Supermarket or Trader Joes. Both companies strive to deliver highquality products at an affordable price to customers but embody different shopping experiences. Trader Joes offers private label products directly from manufacturers, whereas Wards Supermarket buys straight from the Alison Mochizuki, director of public relations for Trader Joes, said its truly a grocery store unlike any other. Trader Joes is a store of stories every item in the store has its own virtues, highextraordinary price, Mochizuki said. Mochizuki said Trader Joes carries an extensive array of domestic and imported foods and drinks that are purchased from manufacturers and not distributors. Trader Joes introduces approximately a dozen new items every week, heightening the stores adventurous appeal, she said. Mindy Reinders, a 21-year-old UF public relations senior, said although Trader Joes offers an overall good shopping experience, its not somewhere she could get everything. Because they only sell their products, they dont have much to choose from so I still have to go to Publix, Reinders said. It needs to incorporate more products to become peoReinders said the difference between the two companies is the quality of the products. The produce section at Wards Supermarket is really good whereas Trader Joes produce is cheaper but not always good quality, she said. Danielle Ward-Williams, general manager for Wards Supermarket, said customers continue to return to Wards because they know where the products are coming from, and they can see the quality. other stores because we have buying power, she said. The prices at Wards Supermarket are cheaper and better because it can buy direct from any warehouse because it is not houses. She said Wards Supermarket buys from more than 350 local vendors, which helps with the price of items because it comes directly I think we try to have as much variety as possible to be able to have a melting pot like we call our store, she said. Cori Wells, a 22-year-old UF public relations senior, said she continues to shop at Wards Supermarket because of its convenient location near her apartment and the locally grown products. The concept of the store is geared toward customers who strive to live a healthier lifestyle and like to buy local products, Wells said. Wells said both Wards Supermarket and Trader Joes keep the prices low. I dont feel like Im breaking the bank when I go to either of them, and its cheaper than eating out, Wells said.Battle of the grocers: Trader Joes vs. Wards Supermarket Stores provide Publix alternatives only in gainesville

PAGE 9

IAN ROWEAvenue WriterThere are several reactions you can elicit from a person to indicate that you have asked him or her a stupid question. He might (1) chortle at you; (2) sneer at you and sneak a sideways glance at his nearest compatriot to make sure that he, too, is in on the inside joke that has just become yourself; or he might (3) simply unhinge his lower jaw so it hangs in the air like the mouth of a hooded pitcher plant. When I asked the front desk of the Florida Museum of Natural History to see the Botanical Chords: The Art and Science of Plants and Cells exhibit, I was granted reaction number three. (A brief aside: I have written a number of articles for the Alligator in which I interact with people and ask them questions. Unfailingly, I am always greeted with befuddlement and incertitude. I can only assume that I either speak Korean to people unwittingly or I am a giant cat that has somehow learned how to talk.) From experience, it is never a good sign when someone acts surprised after you request to see something that has been advertised. It means they are making assumptions about you or the thing in question is terrible. I will not go as far as to say Botanical Chords is bad, by any means but it is wholly underwhelming. The exhibit itself is located in a hallway of the museum across from the insect display and is only a handful of images. To be honest, I walked back and forth thinking I was lost before I realized that what I thought was background art (think turned out to be the exhibit itself. Botanical Chords is a series combination is supposed to instill in us the notion that we should have an appreciation of the beauty that lies just below the level of resolution of our own eyesight, to quote the artist/botanist, Terry Ashley. Ashley is a retired research scientist from the Yale University School of Medicine who considers microscopy an under-recognized art form, according to the exhibit. that did catch my eye were composites of the Hooded Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia minor) with cellular border and Moss with cellular border. The hooded pitcher plant is a carnivorous plant that has always generated an intense curiosity in me, like a photo of a moonrise, which calls attention to the hidden geography of microscopic images and the complexity that lies beneath the surface of things. drawback is that after a number of images, you start to get the feeling which might be due to the potpourri quality of the medium and that the exhibit is directly across from displays of rare bugs, giant tarantulas and cocoons hatching live butterTHURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9Jungjun Bae / AvenueGroups of interested onlookers peruse Botanical Chords, a na ture exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Botanical Bores: The Art and Science of the Underwhelming science

PAGE 10

10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 This column is provided by Ariel Barnes, a 22-year-old majoring in international studies. Would you like to get some Mediocre Advice? Visit http://mediocreadvicegators.tumblr.com/ask Dear Mediocre Advice, Unfortunately, I am not gifted in the breast area, but I have a push-up bra that makes what little I have look great. The problem is I always feel like its false advertising since its mega padded, so Ive only worn out once. Should I say screw it and wear it, or go with one that does the job just not as well? Dear Friend, A lot of things women wear are illu sions: makeup, extensions, heels, etc. It is a fact that there is no way my butt and legs look as good as they do with out unreasonably high heels. Wearing a push-up bra is just another illusion. If you like the way it looks on you, wear the bra. Everyone has some kind of illusion. Just because some guys wear ridiculously tight shirts does not mean they have bigger muscles; it means they bought a childs shirt. Whatever youre wearing or putting on your face should mainly be for yourself and because you like the way it looks, not for impressing others. Dear Mediocre Advice, I have no attraction of any kind to any of the girls in the country Im liv ing in. There are a few other Western ers to bang, but that requires a bit of traveling. Should I just take one for the team, close my eyes and bang one of the locals? Or should I maintain my shallow standards? Dear Mediocre Advice, My older sister frequently uses abusive and vulgar language. How do I change her ways? Dear Friend, Dont bone someone youre not attracted to. You dont have to do anything you dont want to do. Think about how hard its going to be to main tain a boner. Having standards is a good thing. Standards are the reason Id rather stay home on a Saturday night instead of going to some medio cre bar and getting hit on by the embodiment of poor parenting. Id rather masturbate in my show er and call it a night. Keep your standards. Get ad dicted to a show with a ton of seasons, like Lost or Doctor Who, and beat the meat until someone at least half-decent comes around. Dear Friend, Unless shes addicted to heroin, doesnt support gay marriage or doesnt like bacon, I dont see the issue. Dear Mediocre Advice, I met a super adorable guy yesterday who owns a tea shop below my building. I went in, and he gave me a free cup of tea and sat down next to me to chat for a while. It was all innocent, but there was for my number, but I really want to bone him. Will I look like a creepy stalker if I go in again today and every other dayuntil he gets the message? Whats a girl gotta do to get laid around here? Dear Friend, not make you a creep. People dont just give free sh-t away to people theyve never met. He was attracted to you, and that free cup of tea was the ice breaker. Just be cause he didnt make a move right then and there doesnt mean hes not interested. There is such a thing as a buildup. Stop by every once in a while, keep playing it cool, and see where it goesprobably to your mattress in the next few weeks. Whenever you get sick of drinking tea solely to hang out with him, make a move. SEASON 9 AIRS ON ABC. JENNA BOXAvenue Staff Writer jbox@alligator.orgIt was only a matter of time measured by thornless roses and bad elevator musicbefore Desiree Hartsocks heart was shattered. But like a phoenix rising from the ashes, she appeared sans bangs, with airbrushed skin and 25 men swoonnamed ABCs leading lady of The Bachelorette, Season 9. Many of you are probably thinking about moving on to the next article because you think this show is stupid. Well, hold your horses that means you Lindzi Cox and take a few minutes to consider why you should watch this season of The Bachelorette: 1. Sexy men Bachelor Nation: Remember when Sean Lowe took his shirt off for Emily Maynards friends at that glorious group date last season? Every woman in America died. If you are a more recent follower of the show, check out Season 9, episode 4: ripped bodies, spray tans and washboard abs totally worth your time. 2. Sexy baby blue Bentley One of the many mysteries of this season is the Bentley Convertible that Hartsock has been cruising around Los Angeles in. Did ABC give this to her? Is this part of her paycheck that comes with the title of bachelorette? Will we ever know? In any case, its fun to speculate. 3. Sweet date ideas Hey, guys: Wanna see why your lady isnt swooning over the same old dinnerand-a-movie date you planned last week? Well, tune in to The Bachelorette Monday to see why. Next time, consider dancing on the side of a building, competing against other burly men in a highly physical game of dodgeball, or a Bachelor classic jumping out of a helicopter. Perhaps you could model a Speedo like the guys did a few weeks ago in their Mr. America competition but, please, only if you have a body like Zak W., thanks. 4. Conducive to psychoanalysis I know I am not the only one who secretly thinks all of these men are a tad deranged. Its particularly fun to speculate who will be chosen in the end based off the tiny glimpses of these guys personalities we get as viewers. Anyone want to take a stab at why Ben seems like such a secretive creep or how Brian came to be such a great liar? 5. Grown men make complete fools of themselves Soulja Boy made an appearance on week two and required all of the less-thangangsta bachelors to rap and dance in a music video called For the Right Reasons, which is about you guessed it being on the show for the right reasons. And yes, there is a video of this madness on www. ABC.go.com.The Bachelorette: boys, a Bentley and one babe looking for love

PAGE 11

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 11 BRANDON SHENKAvenue WriterA special show was slated for the previous Free Friday concert at Bo Diddley Community Plaza to celebrate Independence Day. It was themed after the NPR show, A Prairie Home Companion. Taking a Gainesville spin, it was renamed The All-American Paynes Prairie Home Companion, a clever shout-out to the marshland south of town. Russell Etling, programs coordinator at City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, said the type of music played at the events includes rock, psychedelic, folk and reggae. The concerts are provided free of charge by Gainesville to bring a better quality of life through the arts, Etling said. It showcases the scope of talent in the community. I arrived at the plaza at 7:30 p.m. with 30 minutes to kill. A large number of people with lawn chairs erected and blankets unfolded had already positioned themselves on the grassy area in front of the stage. I walked toward the Lunchbox, a brick restaurant with outside seating that skirts the plaza. The sweet potato nuggets with citrus dipping sauce and chocolate-covered frozen banana both satisfying, but I thought the sweet potatoes were overpriced. Finishing my eats while sitting on the concrete slab beneath the overhang of the joint, I somewhat unwittingly steered into an interview with a stranger to my right. He introduced himself as Phil Denton. I work for Visit Gainesville, he said. Its basically the tourist bureau of the town. So what brings you out here tonight? I asked. Well, Im really just interested in knowing whats available, he said as he motioned toward a stack of coupons hed picked up at one of the few tent vendors, calling them his passport. Coupons work, coupons work, coupons work, he rejoiced. I smiled at his quip. Well do you know much about the show tonight? I saw it in the paper, Denton said, but dont remember much about it it looks like a real mixed age group. He got into rehashing nostalgically the folk music scene of the 1960s, calling it the summer of love. After realizing it futile to rein him in from his wistful reminiscence, I parted with a handshake. I positioned myself to the right of the plaza on a bench, the old courthouse to my back. Large everexpanding rain clouds threatened overhead. That didnt seem to sway the crowd, as I estimated about 200 people were milling about, waiting. The stage was ready to go. Almost in unison, the show kicked off and the rain started, slow and light. Raincoats were adorned and umbrellas opened. Some spectators made their way beneath the eaves of the stage, but most stayed put unfazed by the drizzle. Introductions were made, a skit ter Moon, managed to get through a few songs. The rain picked up its pace and thickened. A man in a red jumpsuit, who was involved with the show, joked, We didnt think wed actually be bringing the prairie to you all. A little less than an hour in, most everything was drenched. The crowd, most of whom had held out, rapidly dispersed. Ron Thomas, the emcee of the event and a guiding force behind the project, was heading to pack everything up before the rain inFor the past four years or so, around the Fourth of July, weve put together all-American song fests, Thomas said. Its gone through all those permutations thought Id try something new this year. I said it was disappointing they had to stop the show early. Is this something youre going to try and invoke again? I asked. Some mentions been made that we might do it at the Thomas Center, indoors. So well see if we can arrange a date for that, he said.Free Concert Friday theme pays homage to Paynes Prairie music Some mentions been made that we might do it at the Thomas Center, indoors. So well see if we can arrange a date for that.Ron ThomasFree Friday emcee

PAGE 12

12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 IAN ROWEAvenue WriterGainesvilles monsoon season is in full swing, and that means its time for indoor yoga, time to curl up with a decent book or time to induce cerebral atrophy by being sucked With the onset of incoming college freshmen and the melancholy of returning students, now is the time to pay tribute to our squandered What to watch: Happy Together Why to watch: Happy Together is the story of two men who leave China to reconcile their turbulent reThe movies themes focus on the nature of destructive relationships between people who are intellectually and emotionally incompatible but To the jilted college senior, this a bright-eyed freshman optimistic to let this be an indicator of warning again to reconcile their relationship ability to bring the viewer to question how much we are able to endure for another person in the name respect us if we cant respect ourselves? What to watch: Young and Wild Why to watch: College is a time tunity for some to realize who they and Wild follows the life of Daniela a teenage girl living in Santiago, her religious high school for having ding consciousness is shaped as we navigate the contentious relationhow our most basic human impulsDaniela understands herself capable of happiness with either peal lies in what happens in any relationship after the What to watch: Submarine Why to watch: Submarine is a bit more formulaic, but why do we not for the occasional need for comfort and reassurance? Submarine is the story of Oliver Tate, a 15-year-old boy obsessed with losing his virginity to his high school crush, a dark and sardonic lies in Tates sincerity, as his naivety is a welcome departure from the insincerity that clouds his daily life and compulsion is not restricted to fort lies in the fact that, in spite of lifes inevitable obstacles, if we reto make it work despite any and all movies

PAGE 13

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 8-14-25-1 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 2-7-13-150-1 1BR avail in a great 4BR/4BA renovated. nicely furn student apt @ Countryside. $350/ rm/mo. Starting 8/1/13. Cable, internet incl. Bus rts 9, 35 & 36. Bball, vball, pool, spa and fitness room. Indiv leases for students. 813731-7747 or jigishanyc@yahoo.com 7-1613-5-1 Grad Students Beautiful Countryside 4 Bd/4 Bth furnished condo on bus route. Bball, vball, pool, spa and fitness room. $425/room, includes $50 utility allowance per/room. Frances (352)375-8787/328-9069 7-11-13-5-1 Apartment available in Tower VillageCall 352-224-5011 7-18-13-5-1 Grad student looking for one FM roommate who is clean & studious. Windsor Park 3/3, own bed/bath, on bus stop close to UF. Avail Aug 1st for year lease. Pool, hot tub, tennis, gym, $400/mo + 1/3 util 407-361-1154. 8-613-8-1 renovated countryside 4bd/4bth bus35&9 bball, vball, pool, gym $380/room $120 utilities cap internet, tv (305)9891404 countryside2203@gmail.com 7-25-5-1 One bedroom/one bath in 4br/4bath condo $350/mo. Countryside condominiums, 4000 SW 23rd St. Includes Internet, cable TV, laminate flooring, washer & dryer. Furnished or unfurnished. 1st floor location. Students only. Call Thomas, (407) 405-7570 7-30-13-6-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! LOW COST MOVE IN Some utilities furnished. 1BR $395. Call 352372-1201 or 352-213-3901 8-14-12-25-2 Deluxe, Large 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/ house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 352-538-2181 lv message 8-14-13-25-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-11-13-167-2 Now leasing 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th Street. 1BR/$450, 2BR/$570. Call 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at madisonon20th.com. 8-14-1325-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some w/ enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, BRs carpeted. DW, W/D hk-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus rte, some walk to UF. Sec 8 accepted 352-332-7700 8-14-13-25-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA 530 SQ.FT. Bike to UF through-tree lined streets or ride the bus located one block away! A true 1/1 close but far enough away from the ruckus of the student ghetto. No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 8-14-13-25-2LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1,2 & 3BR floorplans starting at $665. Free Hi-Speed internet, washer/dryer, fitness center, computer lab, swimming pool etc. M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-3 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 www.lakewoodvillas.com 8-14-13-25-2 SPYGLASSIndividual Leases. Furniture pkgs. incl Washer/Dryer & FREE Hi-Speed internet. Rates start at $399. Every unit an end unit. Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat. 10-5 701 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-373-6330 www.spyglassapts.com 8-14-13-25-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 9-10-13-71-2 AVAILABLE Summer & Fall WALK TO UF Studios $410 1BRs $405-$510 2BRs $485 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 8-14-13-25-2 ** LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION ** 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom houses & apartments available for August. All near UF. Most pets accepted. Call 870-2760 8-14-13-42-2 Walk 1 block to Shands, VA, Vet, dental, nursing, pharmacy Schools; UF Campus. $550 mo. Spacious, Pool, Laundry, One BR $550, 2 BR 650. New carpet, tile, paint, cabinets. 352 284 3873;postj@bellsouth.net 7-30-13-36-2 1BR cottage w/ screened porch.Low cost move in some utils furnished. $495/ mo. Call 352-372-1201 or 352-213-3901 8-14-13-25-2 Great Location! 3BR home in quiet SW area for August. Wood floors, CH/Air, carport, washer/dryer, huge yard-most pets OK. $990 /mo. Email 3912@cozygator.com; call/text (352)575-4395. Visit www.CozyGator.com 7-11-13-16-2 1BR/1.5BA LOFT APT Fully remodeled. Sparrow condo. Mininmum 1 year lease. Adult or grad student. No pets. $575/mo + 1 mo sec dep in advnce. Available immediately 352-339-4600 7-30-13-29-2 WALK TO CAMPUS! CLOSE TO SHANDS! 2-3-4 bedroom houses and condos avail able! Call today to set up an appointment to see your new home. Campus Realty 352692-3800 rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 7-30-13-20-2 COUNTRY VILLAGE APTSGRAD STUDENTS OR UNDERGRADS 1/1, $615/mo incl water & gas. Walk-in or call 352-373-2700 8-14-13-25-2 Adorable Apt for rent 2BR/2BAclose to UF. $1100/mo begins August 2013. Well-maintained by landlord. 2 parking spaces, W/D, no pets. Call Carolyn 352-538-3556 7-30-13-20-2 Live Across from UF! Walk to Midtown! Studios, 1 & 2 Bedrooms Apartments W/D Available* Call Today 371-7777 7-30-13-20-2 2 BEDROOM HOUSES & APARTMENTS* Close to UF & Downtown. Starting at $660/mth. Call 870-2760 8-14-11-24-2 2BR/2BA w Study, Screened porch, end unit (Rockwood Villas) $750/m, close to UF, I-75, shopping and bus; partially furnished, W/D, 904.874.5774 8-29-13-30-2 1BR $500. ADORABLE, SPACIOUS, SPOTLESS, GREEN SPACE, PRIVATE PATIO; ONE STORY; NEAR DOWNTOWN & CAMPUS. QUIET; PREFER GRAD OR MATURE PERSON; NO DOGS; 1807 NW 10TH ST. AVAILABLE NOW; 352 284 3873; POSTJ@BELLSOUTH.NET 7-30-13-19-2 August: Cute & Funky upstairs loft behind Leonardo's 706, six blocks to UF/downtown, rent is $525/mo. Contact Anita: voice/text (352) 575-4395; Email: loft@cozygator.com, Visit www.cozygator.com for more info 7-1113-13-2 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT PRICE! 1br from $350 2br from $475 Close to I75,Oaks Mall, Santa Fe, RTS 75, CALL TODAY 352-332-5070 9-3-13-20-2 8 BLOCKS TO UFLarge 2BR apt. W/D, Island kitchen. Lots of parking. $750/mo Call 339-4862 8-14-1321-2 BRIDGELIGHT1 BR Loft Style Apts. Minutes from UF, Shands & VA Hospital Starting at $550 Office hrs. M-F 10:00-6:00/Sat. 10:00-3:00 3006 SW 23rd St. 352-377-5221 www.bridgelightapts.com 8-14-13-20-2 ARBORMinutes from UF, Shands & VA Hospital 1BR/1BA starting at $550. 2 BR/2.5 BA starting at $680. Office Hrs. M-F 9:00-6:00/Sat. 10:00-3:00 2411 SW 35th Place 352-372-0118 www.arborgainesville.com 8-14-13-20-2 3 bd/2bath HOUSE near Applebees, Aug.1 Cent H/A, W/D provided, wood floors Lawn service, quiet area, Bike to UF $1290 Call/text Nancy 352-316-0154 www.10houses.com for photos 7-11-13-8-2 $500, 1 Bed Apartment Walk or Bike to Campus Utilities Incl, Wood Floors Call 352-610-1669 8-1-13-10-2 $850, 3 Bed House, walk or bike to campus, Central AC, Wood Floors, a must see! Call (352)363-1868 8-23-13-16-2 Unfurnished for Rent 3 blocks to UF 2 Bedroom Apartment Security Entrance Cental Heat/Air Landlord pays water. $625 per month Call Carol 352-359-3341 7-3013-8-2 2/1 CUSTOM UPGRADES THRUOUT LIKE NEW APPL & W/D SW SECTION WITHIN 1 1/2 MI OF UNIV & SHANDS SORRY NO PETS $650/MO PLUS SECURITY CALL JOE @ 727-423-9463 7-30-13-8-2 LARGE 1BR/1BA APTClose to UF. 1103 NW 4th St. $500/mo + $300 sec. Pets ok. Call 352-332-8481, 352359-1644, or 352-214-9050 8-30-13-19-2 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 2 large rooms in large quiet house. Perfect for grad student. 5 mins to UF. Laundry facilities available $500/mo share utilities. Call 352-284-0979 7-30-13-8-2 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be given after placing the ad. Corrections called in Customer error or changes: Online:

PAGE 14

14, ALLIGATOR 2/2 newer house, 2 large suites, tile/wood, W/D, central A/H, fenced yard, quiet neighborhood great location, furniture available if desired, pets welcome. $1100. Please contact 352-514-7327 or cvs315@ufl.edu 7-11-13-3-2 Near UF Beautiful 4BR/2BA House, Fla. Room, inground jacuzzi, W/D, all tile floor, 2 car attached garage, storage shed. Walk to grocery & shops. Avail. Aug. 1 $1,299 904534-6982 or carmenllontop05@gmail.com 7-18-13-5-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com Call/text 352-538-1550 8-14-13-11-2 Cute vintage 1BR in NW, wood floors, fenced yard, laundry, quiet neighbors perfect for grads. Short hop to UF/Downtown $685/ mo.Call/Text:(352)575-4395; email: 816@ cozygator.com; web: www.Cozygator.com 7-11-13-2-2 3 BEDROOM, 2 story house with wood floors, clawfoot tub, fenced yard, w/d hookups. Close to UF. 312 NW 7th Terr. $1150/ mth. Call 870-2760 or 371-3260 8-2113-12-3 ** Huge! 5b 3ba House 1 mile walk or bike to UF. Huge rooms on 1 acre. Perfect roommate space. Pool, Decks, Fireplace, 3500sf, Parking, Huge Kitchen. A must see inside. Call 352-256-7270. ** 7-23-5-2 GRAD STUDENTS 1/1 CONDO CAMPUS EDGE Walk to campus. Large, corner unit, upgraded. 2 pvt balconies, W/D. Avail Aug 1st. $650/ mo. 407-877-4087, rauschmail@gmail.com 7-25-13-5-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. Another Saturday night without a date? Read The Alligator. IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 1BR in a 2BR/1.5BATH for $300 Monthly Grad Student or Mature Upperclassman Tanglewood Apartments 5 Minutes to UF Private Entrance, Bus Route, Laundry, Kitchen, Basketball & Tennis Courts, Utilities, Internet included 443-939-6198 8-14-13-24-4 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY PERFECT FOR GRAD STUDENT. 2 ROOMS, PRIVATE BATHS. 5 min to UF, laundry facilities available. $500/mo, share utilities. Call 352-284-0979 7-3013-20-4 1BR/bath in Mill Pond. $580/mo, Shared furnished kitchen, dining area, living room & laundry. Alarm System, Utilities, Internet, Pool, Tennis Courts, included. Bus Route 5&43, Email marcela.suter@gmail.com 7-18-13-5-4 1BR/bath in a 2/2 at Mill Pond. $580/mo, Shared furnished kitchen, dining area, living room & laundry. Alarm System, Utilities, Internet, Pool, Tennis Courts, included. Bus Route 5&43, Email marcela.suter@gmail.com 7-25-13-5-4 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 8-14-25-51/1, Ground floor condo unit. 2 miles to UF on bus route.Asking $53,000. 352-301-2403 7-11-5-5 3 business zoned lots in Hawthorne,Fl. under 1 acre, next to ball park, all utilities. $36,000.00 for all 3 lots. 225x250x175 352378-5622 7-11-3-5 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. 8-14-13-25-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 8-14-13-25-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 8-14-13-25-6 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. 8-14-25-6 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 8-14-25-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 8-14-25-6 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 8-14-25-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 8-14-25-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 8-14-25-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 8-14-13-25-6 BED SALE SETS TWIN $49 FULL $69 QUEEN $89 KING $99, COME TO OUR STORE AT 4390 SW 20TH AVE, 352-376-0953 7-2313-5-6 NEW QUEEN PLATFORM BED, HIGH QUALITY SYNTHETIC LEATHER WITH NEW PLUSH MATTRESS ONLY $499 COME TO OUR STORE AT 4390 SW 20TH AVE, 352-376-0953 7-2313-5-6 BED SET PILLOWTOPS IN PLASTIC TWIN $89 FULL $89 QUEEN $99 KING $199 COME TO OUR STORE AT 4390 SW 20TH AVE, 352-376-0953 7-2513-6Another Saturday night without a date? Read The Alligator. Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 8-14-13-22-7 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 On-Line Auctionsare underwaybikes, computers, furniture, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: SURPLUS.UFL.EDU 392-0370 8-14-13-25-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 8-14-25-10 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 8-14-13-25-10

PAGE 15

ALLIGATORPremium Metal Roofing, Manufacturer Direct! 8 Metal Roof profiles in 40+ colors Superior customer service, same day pickup, fast delivery! 1-888-779-4270 or visit www.gulfcoastsupply.com 7-11-1-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. 8-14-13-25-11 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 8-14-13-25-11 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 8-14-13-25-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $999. 1-2yr warranties with roadside assistance includ ed. 376-6275 RoadRatMotors.com 8-1413-25-11 Road Rat Motors offers FREE pickup service for any paid scooter repair. LOWEST labor rate, quickest turnaround in town! Will repair ANY brand scooter. Free estimates. 3766275. RoadRatMotors.com 8-14-13-25-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 8-14-13-25-11 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 8-14-13-25-11 SWAMP CYCLES Experienced, Friendly, Affordable Sales/Service Scooters, Motorcycles, ATVs MMI Certfied Staff, Warranty on Repairs swampcycles.com 373-8823 633 NW 13th St 8-14-25-11 8-14-13-20-11 STREITS MOTORSPORTS Honda Yamaha Suzuki Triumph 4820 NW 13th St 376-2637 Factory Trained/Certified Techs www.streits.com 8-14-13-20-11'08 LANCE MOTORSCOOTER,150cc, dual disc brakes, 2-passenger, 60 mpg. As new, w /5K miles. Includes cover. $1200. 386-983-1305 7-18-13-3-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds We Buy Junk Cars Trucks, Vans Titled only Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 8-14-25-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $800 AND UP! 352-338-1999 8-14-25-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN OVER 150 VEHICLES IN STOCK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS, & VANS! 352-338-1999 8-14-25-12 BUY FOR BLOWOUT PRICES & SAVE BIG!!!! VEHICLES STARTING $800!! PRICES NEGOTIABLE!!! 352-338-1999 8-14-25-12 88 LINCOLN TOWNCAR $1999 98 CHEVY ASTRO VAN $2999 00 DODGE INTREPID $2999 00 CHEVY CAVALIER $3999 352-338-1999 8-14-25-12 03 CHEVY MALIBU $3999 04 DODGE INTREPID $4999 04 FORD TAURUS $5999 02 FORD EXPOLORER $6999 352-338-1999 8-14-25-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECKS!!! CARS, TRUCKS, SUV'S & VANS! 30 DAY WARRANTY!!! 352-375-9090 8-14-25-12 04 NISSAN SENTRA $6999 06 PONTIAC MONTANA $7999 04 GMC ENVOY $8999 04 HONDA ACCORD $8999 352-375-9090 8-14-25-12 03 NISSAN ALTIMA $8999 04 VOLVO S40 $8999 04 FORD F150 $8999 99 MERCEDES ML430 $9999 352-375-9090 8-14-25-12CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Brandy 352-771-6191 8-14-13-25-12 GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4007 8-14-25-13 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 8-14-25-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville, FL 32604 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 8-14-13-25-13 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 7-18-13-25-13 Earn $15 for doing a 90-minute study. For details & to see if you qualify, e-mail Sabra at spelham@ufl.edu. The study will run through Fall 2013, so save this for later if you can't participate now! 8-30-13-18-13

PAGE 16

16, ALLIGATOR 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 BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 8-14-13-25-14 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 8-14-1325-14 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 ASSISTANT/TUTOR Looking an energetic student (math or education major) to tutor girls ages 7, 10, 12 in math/algebra part time as well as providing clerical assistance at a 35 year old publishing company. The position can be part or full time over the summer. Tutoring will be sporadic based on the girls activities over the summer and the down time will be spent doing office support. Please apply online at www.gleim. com/employment. 8-14-13-25-14 STAY IN GAINESVILLE A 35 year old publishing company in Gainesville is looking for the following candidates: Admin Asst Software Developer Linux Administrator Customer Service/Sales Reps Marketing/Sales Accounting Editor Accounting Assistant Flight Instructor/Marketing SAT/ACT coordinator Full or part time. Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment. 8-14-13-2514 VIDEO ASSISTANT / EDITOR wanted at the University of Florida's Center for Instructional Technology and Training. The Video Assistant position requires experience with recording video, lighting, and editing with Premiere. Minimum 20 hours per week, $12.50/hr., between 8am and 6pm, M-F. Please send resume to Joe Nicholson joebn@ufl.edu. 6-14-13-5-14 Assistant: office duties/some errands, must be very organized, MS Office, 15-25 hrs/wk, reliable vehicle, laptop & cell phone. email your resume to whitelori64@gmail.com. pay negotiable. 7-11-6-14 Opus Coffee We are searching for fun and active students to work 15 to 30 hours per week at a fast-paced coffee bar. Starting pay is $8/hour + tips. Applications downloaded at www.opuscoffee.com; click on the Employment link at the bottom and follow the instructions. 7-11-5-14 PART TIME TENNIS INSTRUCTORwanted in Gainesville mornings. $30 first hour, $15 for each hour after that. Email to katielew10@gmail.com. 7-18-134-14 Medical Assistant needed for busy dermatology office. Seeking energetic, enthusiastic individual interested in general dermatology, minor surgical assisting and cosmetic dermatology. 15-20 hours per week. Ideal position for pre-med, nursing or allied health student. Fax resume to (352)332-2966. 7-25-13-6-14 RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS Part-time hourly work Flexible schedules $8 an hour to start Apply online at RGIS.COM 7-30-13-7-14 Manager & Sales help wanted for Bailey's Powerhouse Gym. Need some knowledge of health & fitness plus a desire to help others. Insurance & 401K Send resume to resume@baileysgym.com 9-4-13-14-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS! Smokers are needed to participate in a brief research study. Participants will be asked to meet with researchers on the University of Florida campus for about 30 minutes. You may be compensated for your participation. If interested, call the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or email us at ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 8-8-9-14 MARTIAL ARTS INST WANTED! For growing TKD school in Gainesville. Friendly, energetic person. Experience preferred. Leace nessage at (352)375-0700 7-11-13-5-14 Need Part-Time 30 hrs per week. Bookkeeping and website help. Salary Negotiable. Please email Resume to mike@runningandwalkingstore.com 7-1113-4-14 Temporary (4 mos) Admin Assistant/ Receptionist FT Professional demeanor; Excellent verbal/written communication skills; Expertise with Microsoft Office and multiple line phone systems; Ability to multi-task while paying close attention to detail; Willingness to assist in various projects to provide office support as needed. General office duties to include answer phones, greet clients/customers, open/process mail & faxes, ordering supplies & other misc functions as needed. Email resume to barbara.michalak@willis. com.7-18-5-14 Experienced/ Accurate Typst/ Computer Savvy. 6 12 hours per week including Summer. Repy to: PO Box 12323 Gainesville FL 32607 7-11-13-3-14 DOMINO'S HIRING Delivery Experts & Assistant Managers & Future Managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. GMs earn 40K-50K+. Apply at gatordominos.com 9-6-13-2414 Farm Manager needed at premier Horse Boarding facility. Must have horse care experience and excellent management potential. Part time positions also available. Email Rachel@starquarry.com 7-18-13-5-14 ACCOUNTING CLERKThe Business Office at The Alligator has an open position for an Accounting Clerk. Applicant must be a currently enrolled student, majoring in Accounting or Business Administration. Duties include operating Quickbooks accounting system to work with accounts receivables and accounts payables. Other duties consist of manipulating Excel spreadsheets, answering phones, and general office duties. Organization and a great attitude is a necessity. Candidate should be able to work 8-10 hrs per week and commit to a 1 year term. Please submit resume, along with a cover letter to: Mail: Business Office, The Independent Florida Alligator PO Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Email: business@alligator.org 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 12-4-13-71-14 GET PAID TO TYPE!! Fast, accurate typists needed for audio transcription. Create your own schedule M-F, 7am to midnight. Pay based on speed and accuracy, $7.79 to over $12. Walking distance to campus. Ideal for PT and Students! Apply online: www.sbsgrp.com 7-11-13-1014 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 7-30-13-50-14 SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY$14.50 base/appt -FT/PT openings Customer sales/service all ages 17+ CALL NOW 352-505-9105 8-14-13-26-14RGIS, LLC PT Hourly Work Flexible schedules$8/hr to start, apply online at RGIS.com 6-14-13-7-14

PAGE 17

ALLIGATOR EARNING BETTER PAY IS ONE STEP AWAY! Averitt offers Experienced CDL-A Drivers Excellent Benefits and Weekly Hometime. 888-362-8608, Recent Grads w/a CDL-A 1-5/wks Paid Training. Apply online at AverittCareers.com Equal Opportunity Employer 7-11-1-14 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 7-111-14 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 7-11-1-14 Web Services is seeking a full-time experienced Web Developer. Web Services manages UF Homepage. Candidates must possess the ability to create visually appealing sites, experienced in Mobile systems, Wordpress, HTML5, CSS, Java Script, or JQuery. Customer Services skills a must. Apply online at https://jobs.ufl.edu/ #0903382. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352)392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800)955-8771. (TDD) An equal Opportunity Employer. The deadline for applications is 7/12/13. 7-16-2-14 CurtCo Robb Media, a luxury lifestyle media company, has a great opportunity in our Gainesville office for a proactive individual who is great at multi-tasking and meeting deadlines. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: shipping and receiving duties, maintaining on-site archive of magazines, ordering supplies and assisting VP, Publisher and Sr. Administrative Assistant as needed. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with good interpersonal skills who is team oriented and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Also must have basic computer skills includ ing Word and Excel, possess the ability to handle several projects, meet deadlines and be able to lift 50 lbs. Should have one year of office experience and some college would be preferred. Please send resume and cover letter with salary history to traew@robbreport.com 7-23-4-14 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 8-14-13-25-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 8-14-25-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiLegal.com Private Experienced Affordable 8-14-2515 Horse Boarding 15 min to UF $350/$500. 527 acres, arena lights, show jumps, lg & sm dres. rings, 150+ XC & H2o jumps. Drag foxhunting & hunter paces. BHS cert instructor. 352-258-0317 mistymorninghounds.com 8-30-24-15 Are you someone who does not exercise? Are you a cigarette smoker? If so, the University of Florida Smoking Lab & Clinic needs you to participate in a study assessing the ease of use and likability of advanced devices to self-monitor smoking and exercise behaviors. If you're interested, call Allison at 336-406-3706 or email fitbit10000@gmail. com 7-18-5-14 University of Florida Smoking Lab & Clinic needs you to participate in a study assessing effects of different activities on craving, withdrawal, and choices about smoking. If you're interested, call Allison at 336-406-3706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com 7-18-5-14 HappySmile Concierge Services Personal, Office, Bridal, Senior, Recovery 10% OFF first Service. Call: 352-577-5632 Happysmileservices.weebly.com 7-18-5-15 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TRAINEES NEEDED! Become a Certified Microsoft Office Professional! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! SC Train can get you job ready ASAP! HS Diploma/GED PC/Internet need ed! (888)212-5888 7-11-1-15 AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for quali fied students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769 7-11-1-15 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 8-14-25-16 SUMMER SPECIAL!! Advanced Cardiac Life Support $99 and Basic Life Support $35. American Heart Assoc. card issued. Training Gators for 17yrs!! Call (352)494-4217 or (800)319-5708 7-30-13-15-16 Study recruiting UF undergrads May prevent college weight gain. Learn skills. Improve eating and exercise habits. Contact Project HEALTH at 352-273-5234! 8-30-13-24-16 Choosing adoption? Loving, single woman will provide stable home/support of large, extended family. Let's help each other. Financial security. Expenses paid. Deborah, toll-free (855-779-3699) Sklar Law Firm, LLC Fl Bar #0150789 7-11-1-16 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 8-14-25-18 Hard to find! 52 y/o professional lesbian interested in meeting same. I have a great group of friends, but they are all coupled. Let's converse! 2061Sunshine@gmail.com. Please this is for real. Serious inquiries only. 7-18-5-18 Calling All Combat Wounded Veterans Starting a chapter of Military Order of the Purple Heart in Gainesville. My name is Greg Kidney. Contact me at 352-435-5588, ceoneutron@gmail.com 7-18-13-5-20 Advertise in newspapers across Florida One phone call puts your ad in 117 newspapers. Reach millions of Floridians for one low cost by calling 866.742.1373 or visit www.AdNetworksFlorida.com 7-11-1-20 Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. 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.

PAGE 18

18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator Staff WriterAaron Hernandez is no longer be a member of the New England Patriots or this years version of EA Sports Madden NFL, but the former Gator still has his name cemented in front of the James W. Bill Heavener football complex for now. A UF spokesman said the school had not discussed removing the brick because much of the administration is not in Gainesville. The University of Florida awarded Hernandez with an All-American brick for his efforts during his 2010 campaign. The brick remains despite the recent allegations against Hernandez.. Bricks are awarded to Florida players who have earned and are located on the Gator Walk entrance in front of Ben It is unclear whether the University Athletic Association will continue to acknowlgiven his recent involvement in the death of former semipro football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez is currently being held without bail after pleading not guilty to first-degree murder and arms-related charges. Hernandez is also being investigated in connection with a double murder that took place in June of 2012, and is currently involved in a lawsuit in which he was accused of shooting an individual in his right eye. As a junior in 2009, Hernandez was recognized as both a All-Southeastern Conference selection. He led the Gators in receptions with 68 for 850 and was awarded the John Mackey Award given annually to college footballs best tight end. In the 2009 BCS National Championship, Hernandez led Florida with 57 reception the Oklahoma Sooners 2414. After his junior season he at Florida to enter the 2010 NFL Draft, where he was selected 113th overall by New England. In his three seasons with the Patriots, Hernandez racked up 175 receptions for 1,956 yards and 18 touchdowns. In 2011, Hernandez and teammate Rob Gronkowski set NFL records for yardage, receptions and touchdowns by a pair of tight ends on a single team. Contact Chuck Kingsbury at ckingsbury@alligator.org.Hernandez still on Gator WalkAlligator File PhotoAaron Hernandez attempts to avoid a tackle in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2010. Hernandez is in jail in relation to six charges, including the murder of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez

PAGE 19

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Vote for the Alligator Award for Best Male Athlete at alligatorSports. org. See the nominees on page 20.Game, Set, MatchFormer UF tennis player Lauren Embree was named the ITA National College Player of the Year on Wednesday. Embree posted a 26-3 mark last season. LANDON WATNICK Alligator Staff Writer Billy Donovan said Wednesday that he has not yet heard any ruling from the NCAA Clearinghouse concerning Chris Walkers academic eligibility. Walker is not in Gainesville for the Summer B semester. He is currently working on completing online courses so he can be academically cleared to play. The one thing that weve tried to explain to him is the work that doesnt need to rush it, Donovan said. He just needs to get it done correctly, the right way. I think hes working hard, trying to make sure that happens. The 6-foot-10 Walker, a McDonalds All-American, is the No. 6 recruit in the Class of 2013, according to Rivals.com. Were hopeful that itll be sooner than later, but hes still got some work ahead of him, Donovan said. I think hes trying really hard to get not be here for fall semester. The one thing I feel like with Chris is that, just talking to him, is his commitment to Florida and wanting to be here. He wants to make that happen. Donovan also said he has not been in touch with Rutgers about transfer guard Eli Carters eligibility. In the aftermath of the Mike Rice scandal, Carter is hoping to receive clearance from Rutgers and a waiver from the NCAA to play for the Gators this season. Carter has I really have stayed out of it, Donovan said. Its something that Eli and his family need to do. Wilbekin still suspended: Sesuspension) will not be a member of the team for the rest of the summer, Donovan said Wednesday. Ill probably sit down and meet with him once the fall semester starts and go from there, Donovan said. Florida suspended Wilbekin, the Gators starting point guard last season, on June 10 for violating team rules. Under the terms of his suspension, he cannot participate in team activities at UFs basketball practice facility until he is reinstated. Florida also suspended Wilbekin on Nov. 8 for breaking team rules. He served a three-game suspension and returned to the team in midNovember. Hes got a row to hoe here a little bit, to get himself back, Donovan said. Theres some things out there in front of him that he needs to do now. Hes working hard and trying to do those things. This is not a situation where this is going to be something thats all of a sudden just going to be a Yeguete, Young healing: Donovan said he expects forward Will Yeguete (right knee) to be ready for the start of fall practices. On May 22, Yeguete underwent arthroscopic debridement on his knee his second surgery on his right knee in a four-month span. After the procedure, doctors listed Yeguetes time of recovery at about four months. Yeguete no longer has to wear a restrictive right leg brace, Donovan said. The 6-foot-7 senior is currently walking on crutches. Its going to be a long road for him just the recovery, just the length of time because of the surgery, Donovan said. But in terms of the healing process and him beplay this year, I feel totally optimistic about that. Donovan also said center Patric Young (right ankle) is progressing April 12 to remove a bone spur from his ankle. He was not in Gainesville during Summer A but is currently working out with the team. Contact Landon Watnick at lwatnick@alligator.org. Highly tou ted recruits future unclear entering Summer BAlligator File PhotoGuard Scottie Wilbekin looks to pass the ball against Nebraska-Kearney THE ALLIGATOR AWARDS As part of the Alligator Awards recognizing the best in UF athletics during the 2012-13 season, columnists Phil Heilman and Adam Lichtenstein will debate egory. Vote for the winner online at alligatorSports.org. Adam: Floridas basketball team returned three prominent seniors who had Gainesville noteworthy, but one player stood out above the rest Erik Murphy. The 6-foot-10 forward had a troubled start to his Gators career both on and off the court, but he excelled in 2012-13. Murphy saw his career prospects drasarrest in 2011 and one start in his freshman and sophomore seasons combined, he took off last season. on the team in points per game and third in rebounds, but outpaced the rest of the starters in shooting percentage (with the exception of Patric Young, whose most common shot was near the boards). He also led the Southeastern Conference in three-point shooting percentage. While other players occasionally outshone him on the court, Murphy was the consistent backbone that led the Gators deep into the tournament. Phil: While I agree with you that Murphy did an admirable job repairing his reputation and becoming a dependable player for Billy Donovan last season, he was only one of many important cogs on a team that did not truly feature any star players. Mike Gillislee, however, was the engine that drove the football team. Finally given an opportunity to showcase his ability, Gillislee rushed 244 times for 1,152 yards good for the seventh-best output in Gators history and scored 11 total touchdowns. How often does that happen? Gillislee the 1,000-yard mark since Ciatrick Fason accomplished the feat in 2004. Speaking of 04, remember when the Boston Red Sox came back from 3-0 down in the American League Championship series and eventually won the World Series? Good times. Adam: Theres actually a blank spot in my memory where 2004 should be. And Fever Pitch ends with And while Gillislee did a lot of running on Florida Field, that running still didnt amount to much in the grand scheme of things offense last year. If any group is to thank for Floridas success, its the defense. Although Gillislee had one of the best seasons for a Gators running back, compared to the rest of the nation, he was only above average. terbacks (six if you count Denard Robinson as a quarterback). Meanwhile, Murphy was a top offensive contributor. Kenpom.com has Murphy ranked 17th in the nation in effective point shots over two-point shots. Murphy was like the David Ortiz of the Gators last season the best offensive player on a team with multiple solid contributors. Gillislee was like Robinson Cano on this years Yankees the only star player on an offensive unit that needs all the help it can get in order to score. Phil: Gillislees raw numbers, though impressive in the UF record books, do not especially grab your attention in relation to the rest of the college football landscape. I get that. That said, you have to take into account what he was working with. season averaging 143.9 yards per game. If that sounds like a low number, thats because it was. In fact, it was the lowest total in the SEC by more than 10 yards per game. Gillislee faced eight-man fronts, nineman fronts and was the sole focus of opWho was the best male athlete at Florida in 2012-13?SEE RALLY, PAGE 20 Hes got a row to hoe here a little bit, to get himself back,Billy DonovanUF coach Adam Lichtensteintwitter: @alichtenstein24 Phil Heilmantwitter: @phillip_heilman TweetableOn NCAA 14 and I still cant believe it Ahmad Fulwood UF wide receiver (@AhmadFulwood)

PAGE 20

20, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 Murphy, Gillislee played for highly ranked teams last yearposing defenses throughout the season. When Jeff Driskel ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns against Vanderbilt, Commodores coach James Franklin said his team essentially spent the whole week preparing for Gillislee, leaving them susceptible elsewhere. And that is what every single opponent did. Still, Gillislee racked up yardage like the Yankees have been racking up losses this season. It was impressive to watch. Adam: Well you just made my own point. The Yankees are somehow six games over .500 despite playing with spare parts. And speaking of spare parts, thats what Gillislee is going to be with the Dolphins. round, right before it took kicker Caleb Sturgis. Gillislee was the 13th running back taken in the draft (14th if you count Denard Robinson as a running back). Gillislee was the sixth Gator taken. In an NBA Draft where teams can select fewer players, Murphy still showed enough value to draw the attention of an NBA team. He was the only Gator picked. He was the most valuable player on a Florida male roster. Phil: The Best Male Athlete award is essentially declaring who is the Most Valuable male Player on campus in one year. Sure, Murphy had a respectable regular season. However, the difference came during proFlorida football had fallen off the national landscape for several years prior to last season. The luster came against No. 4 LSU in The Swamp on Oct. 6. In a game that had all the makings of another gut-wrenching defeat, Gillislee was the difference for the Gators. half, Florida rode him to a pair of touchdowns one in each the third and fourth quarter and captured a 14-6 win and signal a power shift in the SEC. Seven weeks later, Gillislee replicated his performance by rushing for 140 yards and a pair of scores in a 37-26 victory against Florida State a win that not only snapped a two-year losing streak to the Seminoles, but also kept the Gators in the running for a national championship. When Murphy had the opnally escape the Elite Eight after failng the two previous years, he came up painfully short. In a 7959 blowout loss to Michigan, he ended his college career with 0 points on 0-of-11 shooting. Each player had a tremendous year, but Gillislee overcame shine consistently. Thats why he deserves the award. Contact Phil Heilman at pheilman@alligator.org. Contact Adam Lichtenstein at alichtenstein@ alligator.org. RALLY, from page #19Alligator File PhotoMike Gillislee (23) takes a handoff from quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) against FSU on Nov. 24. Gillislee ran for 1,152 yards in 2012. alligator award nominees Mike Gillislee football, running back Erik Murphy basketball, forward Matt Elam football, safety Sharrif Floyd football, defensive tackle Eddie Lovett hurdles



PAGE 1

Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS 13 CROSSWORD 17 SPORTS 1989 /72Botanical Bores: the Avenue reviews a Florida Museum of Natural History exhibitOur writer said it looks like bathroom art, pg 9. Government to schools: no junk food next yearSmart Snacks in School standards start in 2014-2015, pg 4.Scottie Wilbekin is not practicing with the UF mens basketball team due suspension. Read the story on page 19. SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Contributing WriterBroward Hall turned 59 this year, and like seniors tend to do, its getting a facelift. The residence hall is getting new bathrooms, lounges, windows, electrical sysron Blansett, assistant to the associate vice email. ovations so far, she said. Estimated costs for next summers imThe renovation funding comes from students rent only no state tax monies, Blansett said. ment of Housing and Residence EducaKELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff Writer Alachua County has a new CEO. At least thats how Betty Baker, the incoming county manager, views her new set Baker has worked for Alachua County for 11 years and most recently served as the show to connect with residents. Baker said the new students care about, such budget constraints. County Communications Coordinator Baker will serve until her retirement next the center of Gainesville. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG Sally Ince / AlligatorAspen stands next to Michelle Dunlap, 40, director of Phoenix Animal Rescue, at West End Animal Hospital in Newberry on Wednesday. Aspen is up for adoption via the Phoenix Animal Rescue website, and Alachua County Animal Services is holding events for the rest of July. Read the story on alligator.org. Baker CAMPUSNew Alachua County manager mindful of students HE BALANCED A MOLOTOV COCKTAIL ON A BALLOON ON THE SHOW. ELY BENHAMOAlligator Contributing Writer man revealed his stunt, Heidi Klum hid behind a table. Howcringed in fear. ancing a bottle of gasoline and a lit wick on a balloon and catching it on a stick in his mouth omore a ticket to Las Vegas to ever gone out there and actually balanced ever done a with an actual bomb that could been 11 years in the making. take him on the road someday if what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. show, he faces acrobats, musicians, dancers and more for $1 million. Juggling UF students got talentShe hosted a government talk showBroward Hall under renovationSEE TALENT, PAGE 5 SEE BROWARD, PAGE 5Ferman

PAGE 2

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 158 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 Melissa Kahan, Kelsey Meany, TODAYFORECAST THUNDER STORMS 89/72 THUNDER STORMS 88/72 THUNDER STORMS 85/73 THUNDER STORMS 86/73 THUNDER STORMS 84/72 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAYWHATS HAPPENING?African Student Union meeting The African Student Union wants to help students learn about Africa and its people during its general body meeting Friday at 6:30 p.m. in CSE 222. Visit the Facebook page for more information. Shabbat walkover Nervous about getting lost or arriving alone? Meet outside Broward Hall Friday at 6:45 p.m. to walk to UF Hillel together. Join upperclassmen and other new Gators for Shabbat services and dinner beginning at 7:30 p.m. This is followed by a kosher dinner at 8:40 p.m. Questions? Contact Hillels engagement associate Melissa Kansky at melissa@ufhillel.org. Church on campus Worship with Adventist Campus Ministry in Kingdom Come! The Nature of Heaven, Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Music Building. Attend for a day filled with praise and worship to God. Learn more about God while having fun with the ACM family. There will also be food and a community service opportunity. For more info, visit www.acmuf.org. Painting workshop Come to Painting from the Divine Feminine with Batya Weinbaum on Saturday from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. with a presentation and display by the instructor from 6-8 p.m. at Gallery 26, 301 State Road 26, in Melrose. and blankets situated in listening spots and will be allowed to take tours of UFs most recognizable building after the recital. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line and 150 words or fewer about the event to jglum@alligator. org. Model your submission after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper.BRIEFSBeaver blamed for N.M. outage a 20-hour Internet and cellphone outage last week in northern New Mexico an eager beaver. More than 1,800 users were affected. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSThe event costs $50 plus a $10 materials fee. Participants will have the opportunity to draw and paint from a range of images of goddesses of different cultures. Painters can discuss their experiences making art from these images. Participants will explore what the archetypes from different cultures open up in their own psyches. Details of the class and presentation, as well as information about the instructor, can be found at www.gallery26melrose.com. Call 352-475-2924 for more information. Century Tower concert Two UF alumni are teaming up to deliver a spectacular recital using Century Towers 61 bronze bells Sunday at 3 p.m. Ryan Chancoco and Harold Rocha studied the bell-tower instrument, known as a carillon, as part of the UF Carillon Studio. Theyll be playing solo pieces from France, the Netherlands and the U.K. and a one-of-a-kind duet concerto that showcases their skills and sense of romanticism on the Century Tower bells. Attendees of the recital will be welcomed with chairs

PAGE 3

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3

PAGE 4

4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 HE HAD PAINKILLERS AND ANXIETY MEDICINE. ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator Staff Writeravolland@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested a Miami man Tuesday after police said he stomped on prescription pills that fell from his pant legs. According to the arrest reup behind a black Chevy car parked on Interstate 75 with its hazard lights blinking. into the car, Jones saw the driver crawl into the back seat and the rest of the passengers shufreport. David Hicks, 40, climbed out of the car through the passenger side and walked to the patrol car, according to the report. While Jones spoke to Hicks, Jones noticed large amounts of prescription pills falling from the bottom of Hicks pant legs. Hicks then stepped on the pills and smashed them into the concrete, according to the report. After Jones physically restrained him, the remaining codone, Hydromorphone and Hicks was arrested at about 5 p.m. and booked into the Alachua County Jail on charges of tampering with evidence, drug remained there as of press time with bond set at $120,000. LOCAL ALANNA MASSEYAlligator Contributing WriterIn the battle between Cookie Monster and Captain Vegetable, Uncle Sam wants the fresh and green. The government is banning junk food in public schools nationwide starting in the 2014-2015 school year, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture press release. The Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards will affect vending machine items and snacks that are not a part of the regular school lunch. Maria Eunice, direcFood and Nutrition Services, said she thinks Alachua County schools are a step ahead of other counties. In 2006, the government required schools to develop and apply wellness policies that address nutrition and physical activity. We put a pretty strict wellness policy into place, Eunice said. Alachua County started making adjustments in 2006 to meet the nutrition requirements. For instance, the school system went from offering whole milk to 2 percent milk, to now offering only 1 percent and fatfree milk, Eunice said. The schools will also offer only whole-grain products. for our county is how weve done it over time, Eunice said. It helps students to present it [healthy options] to them slowly. She said some counties did not make many adjustments in 2006, so the Smart Snacks in School standards will cause them to make drastic changes. snack foods those not included in the meal itself in the Alachua County wellness policy is 250, and the limit by Smart Snacks in School standards is 200, she said. In our county, students shouldnt worry, she said. While the price of healthy food has been a challenge for Alachua County schools, losing retail pizza has been a challenge for students, Eunice said. Alachua County got rid of retail pizza last year. Rachael Marsh, a 16-year-old F. does not agree with the governments new standards. I believe that people should have a choice, Marsh said. If people want to eat junk food, they should be able to eat junk food. She said the only change she has noticed is the switch from Godfathers Pizza to a healthier version. Making changes to school food is a good place to start, she said, but she pointed out that students only eat one or two meals at school a day. What are their families supplying them? she asked. What are their habits when they get home? I think we have to do a better job as a community educating families. I think we have to do a better job as a community educating families. Rachael MarshF. W. Buchholz High School junior

PAGE 5

said. In between practicing his stunts, Ferman juggles classes, spending time with his family in Jacksonville and hanging out with his brothers at UFs Alpha Epsilon Pi house. The fraternity hosted a viewing party for the airing of Fermans Chicago audition. bottle trick was at my fraternitys chapter, he said. Fermans brothers, friends and family are looking forward to the Las Vegas episodes that will air 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. We are very proud of him, and we are excited that hes doing so well, said his mom, Heather Ferman. We would like to see him excel in what he does best. He said his next performance will be shocking. If you just come at it thinking that you are going to make these elaborate, huge tricks that are out of this world, like a magician does with these big illusions, David Ferman said, then you are taking the art form to a whole new level. said hes glad Broward is getting a much-needed makeover. Jackson said he used to visit friends who lived in a triple at Broward, and it wasnt always pleasant. The bathrooms were pretty gross, and the paint was peeling in some spots, he said. It felt pretty beat-up. Jackson said the campuswide renovations show him students money is going to good use. I cant wait to see what all these old buildings will look like once theyre renovated, he said. Blansett said all current projects, including Browards early August to accommodate incoming students. Browards renovations have been ongoing since 2006, but this summer marked its turn for a major upgrade. Broward is being renovated in parts, Blansett said. This summer is focused on the east and central sections. The southwest and central sections are scheduled for upgrades during Summer 2014, and in 2015, the northwest section will be worked on. Windows are being replaced throughout. Blansett said the contractors for the projects are chosen through a competitive bid process, and the current contractors, BBI Construction Inc., has worked with UFs housing department on previous projects. Former Broward resident Josh Loftin said living there freshman year was a great experience. But the 20-year-old said the bathroom was often wrecked, and his air conditioning unit would routinely break down. Loftin said hes happy the housing department decided to renovate the building. The people and the community of the place was amazing you couldnt ask for more, he said. The building itself, though, not so much.Courtesy to the AlligatorUF marketing sophomore David Ferman, 19, prepares to per form in front of judges on Americas Got Talent on May 9 in Chicago. Ferman has advanced to the Las Vegas rounds, which will air Tuesday and Wednesday on NBC. THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 Ta ALENT, from page 1 BROWa ARD, from page 1 The people and the community of the place was amazing you couldnt ask for more. The building itself, though, not so much.Josh Loftinformer Broward resident HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgWhen the Alachua County Department of Motor Vehicles closed its doors and merged with the Alachua County Tax Collecof the change were uncertain. Months later, the transition seems to have proven successful. The wait time at the Northwest 34th Boulevard formerly about 26 minutes, followed by 12 minutes at the downtown of3207 SW 35th Boulevard, said John Power, chief deputy at the Alachua County Tax Collectors Though wait times have been Fridays remain the two busiest days. but we had heard that sometimes people had waited two or three hours in the past, he said. Prior to the merge, there was one location. Its simple math: 10 employees serving the whole county. Now we have three ofthat customer service position. Power said the tax collectors censes a month, or 1,200 licenses weekly. He said customers should try to utilize the Archer and downBoulevard location. is getting about 50 percent of all the transactions, he said. The Archer Road location in Butler Plaza is doing about 30 percent of transactions, and downtown is about 20 percent. has left the DMV building unoccupied, but the Northwest 34th buildings driving course for tests. Donna Johnson, executive director of public service for the Gainesville branch, said the change has pleased customers. They are elated that the wait time has gone down, she said. We do feel like it has been successful. Rita Hart, division coordinator for the Northwest Gainesville branch, who has worked at the two years, said the change has sibility that it could have been a rough transformation. I think its great when you consider what a big transition it was, she said. Adding all the new technology, the scanners and printers and cameras all that stuff could go wrong. All in all, I think its been really good. Prior to the merge, there was one location. Its simple math: There 10 employees serving the whole county.John Powerchief deputy at the Hell reappear on the show next week The makeover is being done in phases

PAGE 6

Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTHURSDAY, JULY 11, 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.Summer is in full swing, and Gainesville is burning. For all of you freshmen out there, welcome to UF! Its tradition for the Alligator to hand out darts and laurels to the villains and heroes in the news every week. We present you with this weeks... Darts & LaurelsInmates at Guantanamo have been on hunger strike for more than 150 days, with 45 of the inmates being force-fed to sustain their lives. Human rights and medical groups all over the globe have condemned the practice. Recently, rapper Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, subjected himself to the same force-feeding techniques that the Gitmo inmates are subject to. Bey was chained to a chair as doctors prepared to insert more than a meter of rubber tubing through the nose down to the stomach. It wasnt long before Bey pled for the doctors to stop. For shedding the light of humanity onto this cruel and unusual custom, we give Bey a LAUREL. Texas teen Justin Carter was arrested in February for comments he made on Facebook during an argument with someone about online video game League of Legends. During the course of the conversation, he said, Oh yeah, Im real messed up in the head, Im going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still beating hearts, followed by lol and jk. The 19-year-old has since been jailed and charged with making terrorist threats. He has also been placed on suicide watch. In his fathers own words ...hes had concussions, black eyes, [and has been] moved four times from base for his own protection. ment, nude, for days on end because hes depressed. All of this is extremely traumatic to this kid. This is a horrible experience. His bail is set at $500,000. We give the state of Texas a free-Justin DART, because thats how you treat people when you actually want them to get messed up in the head. Our last volley concerns international relations, and wed better pay attention. When widespread surveillance of EU communications was discovered, it seemed that the world had united in its discontent against the National Security Agencys widespread surveillance programs. But then, the plane of President Evo Morales of Bolivia was forced to land in Austria after suspicion that he was harboring Edward Snowden, the notorious NSA leaker. This prompted the heads of state of South America to hold an emergency meeting of Union of South American Nations. The Cochabamba Declaration issued at the summit calls the forced halting of President Unasur is now calling for the governments of France, Portugal, Italy and Spain to apologize. So, why would other countries be so willing to aid the U.S. in capturing Snowden, even at the expense of international treaties? Snowden may know why. Der Spiegel magazine recently quoted Snowden as saying They [the NSA] are in bed with the Germans, just like with most other Western states. So, whats really going on, and who should we trust? Its tough to say for now, but were sending wake-up FLARTS to the people. Theres a big debate being waged right now, and we all need to be conscious of it and participate in it. What will be the future of the surveillance state?Unemployable? Consider working the poleChris Rock once said, My only job in life is to keep my daughter off the pole. If my parents have the same expectation for their son, this column will disappoint them. Im not going to use the cliche line, I just need some extra money to put myself through school. Thats not exactly true. I need the money for after graduation. A tech company in Gainesville hired me as a programmer, and I felt ecstatic. I had triumphed over all the nasty statistics about 20-somethings being unemployed. The tech industry can be unpredictable. Though my prospective company was well-managed, it had to postpone its job offer because one of its clients had a change of plans. With this, I joined a horde of UF seniors scavenging for employment. Applying for jobs is an oxymoron contest: Be modest while touting your accomplishments. Be succinct while telling them everything. Be casual while wearing a stuffy suit. tions. Just for fun, I researched outlandish jobs. Becoming a monk was one possibility. In The New Yorker last month, Larissa MacFarquhar wrote about how men apply to join a Zen monastery in Japan. Candidates climb a steep mountain, then knock on a wooden gateway. By tradition, the head monk orders the candidate to leave and slams the door. The candidate must then grovel for employment for two or three days as he sleeps outdoors. In other words, becoming a monk is like graduating from a liberal arts college. Next, I tried a Google search for highest salaries, which revealed that some hedge fund managers make $250,000 annually not to mention bonuses. I could do that, I thought. It would be a small matter of gaining 50 IQ points and purging myself of empathy. Computer systems analyst sounded like another promising job. It was listed among 2013s best careers, but most of the analyst jobs were related to the animal slaughtering and oil drilling industries. I imagined breaking the news to my liberal friends and family on Thanksgiving. Cody, I heard you got a job working with computers. What do you do, exactly? turkey. Thats when I discovered the most intriguing position of all: full-time pole climber. A Colorado massive steel poles of cable towers in the Rocky Mountains. Climbing is no joke. My dad had a job ascending towers in the Southwest when he was in his 20s, and the experience left him with chilling stories. He was once suspended 100 feet in the air, dangling from four wires, when three of the wires snapped. I have a longstanding fear of heights, but as I applied to boy-esque climbing gig. As an escape from writing real cover letters, I wrote a fake letter I thought might woo Denvers cable company. To Whom This May Concern: In elementary school I started climbing trees, mailboxes and other pole-like objects, and I havent missed a day. When my college commissioned a 20-foot-tall statue of a couple kissing, I shimmied to the top just to discourage them from public displays of affection. I never allow common sense or so-called laws to interfere fusing to leave the equipment closet, I told him I was literally trying to climb the corporate ladder. I look forward to joining your team regardless of what Chris Rock and my parents say. If all the good pole climbing jobs are taken, may I start as a programmer and work my way up? Cody Romano is a UF public relations senior. His columns appear Thursdays. 83 TOTAL VOTES60% YES 40% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Do you think Gainesville is a bro city? Todays question: Do you think Broward Hall needed renovations? Matt Riva EDITOR Julia Glum MANAGING EDITORS Brandon Lee Gagne OPINIONS EDITOR Cody Romanoopinions@alligator.org

PAGE 7

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 One of the greatest and most useful sources of learning experiences in college cannot be found in any classroom, textbook or library. Living with another person or two or three other people can at times be extremely frustrating, but it can also be a valuable learning experience. As a freshman in the Fall of 2009, I moved into a dorm room at a small liberal arts college in North Carolina. My roommate was a guy Ill call him Clark whom I had never met prior to move-in day. Within just a few days of moving in, I became irritated with him. Clark used Axe body spray every morning, and the potent aroma would force my laced with aerosol. His use of spray deodorant as a substitute for showering made our dorm smell like a junior high school locker room. He went to bed early and complained when I would wake him up coming home late. Clark watched weird TV shows and took up all the room in the mini fridge. At the time, Clark was as far as I was concerned a terrible roommate. 2009, I have shared dwellings with a number of people, learning quickly that Clark really was not too bad of a roommate at all. I say this not simply because I have had comparatively worse roommates, but because I have gotten better with dealing with it all. In the past four years, I have had roommates who were my friends upon moving in and enemies upon moving out. I have had a roommate who enjoyed making three-course meals, but refused to do the dishes afterward. Ive dwelled with a guy who peed on the toilet seat, complained about the bathroom smelling of urine. I have had a roommate who regularly stayed up until nearly sunrise blaring rap music. You will likely never entirely get along with every person you live with throughout your college career that is just a fact. A simple Google search of how to deal with annoying roommate yields humorous results. There are pages upon pages of people ranting about their roommates. The postings say things like, My roommate is so annoying, she never cleans up! or, My roommate is so annoying, she expects everything to be so clean! The easiest way to deal with what you consider to be an annoying roommate is realizing that your own habits and behavior could be seen as annoying as well. Looking back at my time living with Clark, who annoyed me with his strange TV interests and early bedtimes, makes me see that I was surely annoying to him, too. I would wake him up by coming home late, which surely was not fun for him. And his weird TV interests werent necessarily strange they were simply not what I personally enjoyed. Patrick Ryan is a UF English senior. His columns appear Thursdays.Its not you, weird roomie, its me. Well... its actually both of us.Column Patrick Ryanopinions@alligator.org

PAGE 8

theAvenue THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Whats inside: Botanical Gardens proves underwhelming, page 9 Mediocre Advice, page 10 page 12Online exclusives at www.alligator.org/alligator_avenue: alligatoravenue SHANEECE DIXONAvenue Writer While many people scurried to avoid the rain Friday, downtown Gainesville lit up its own Vegasstyle block party complete with casino games like blackjack and Russian Roulette, a psychic reader, a magician, local vendors and live music. From 5-10 p.m., the Pledge 5 Foundation hosted the First Friday Gainesville event themed Viva Gainesvegas. Participants who purchased a ticket earned tokens and VIP wristbands that granted them access to specials at various local businesses in the downtown area. Attendees also participated in a block party. In spite of the weather, I like that everyones still getting their drinks and going out to eat, Sabrina Viola, 20, said. Its nice to have the deals and have a reason to come out here on a Friday night. Kicking off the evening was the Charity Mingle at Maudes Classic Cafe. People interested in community service were able to meet with Kathy Finelli, executive director of Gainesville Rabbit Rescue, to learn how they could get involved. Theres a tremendous need for rabbit rescue, said Finelli, whose organization has been protecting rabbits and educating people about rabbit care since 1998. Pledge 5 is a great organization trying to get volunteers for different charities. Despite the numerous activities available for participants, the event was tied to community service. Pledge 5 collected new and gently used board games to donate to the Boys and Girls Club. People could either bring the games to Honda Gainesville or to the Opera House, where they received a passport of sorts to downtown specials. Those who brought board games earlier in the week won free VIP wristbands, while those who brought them in during the event I think Pledge 5 is really community driven and we like to bring people together, and I feel we like to bring people to the local busier at Pledge 5. I just want people to understand Pledge 5s vision for community and giving back. Topping off the evening was the silent auction and the Honda dice roll. Participants could win credit from playing casino games and using the specials in their passports to bid on items in the silent auction. Some of the items included vintage-framed photos of Tim Tebow, Elvis and Muhammad Ali, a cruise for two to the Bahamas, a bag of goodies from Trader Joes and a gift Courtesy of Honda Gainesville, attendees could roll dice for a chance to win a new Honda Accord. People could either use their VIP wristband to roll the dice or stay consistent with the organizations namesake and pledge to do Next months theme is Dog Days of Summer. According to Pledge 5 director Jason Bowman, it will appeal to many people in Gainesville especially in light of the recent city commission ruling that allows dogs to be with their owners while they eat at local restaurants. Well have all sorts of dog-related activities like doggy ice cream and a paw front mural, Bowman said. Most of these locations down here all have patios, which make them pet friendly. For more information about the Pledge 5 Foundation and its upcoming events, visit the website at: www.pledge5.org or www. Shaneece Dixon / AvenueTony Espetia, client relations director for The Pledge 5 Foundation, left, and Hector Galvez play for a cause at the blackjack table during the Viva Gainesvegas charity event Friday evening. Viva Gainesvegas gives community service a new twist GEBRIA BOOKERAvenue WriterShopping for the best prices around Gainesville can be made easier with a stop to Wards Supermarket or Trader Joes. Both companies strive to deliver highquality products at an affordable price to customers but embody different shopping experiences. Trader Joes offers private label products directly from manufacturers, whereas Wards Supermarket buys straight from the Alison Mochizuki, director of public relations for Trader Joes, said its truly a grocery store unlike any other. Trader Joes is a store of stories every item in the store has its own virtues, highextraordinary price, Mochizuki said. Mochizuki said Trader Joes carries an extensive array of domestic and imported foods and drinks that are purchased from manufacturers and not distributors. Trader Joes introduces approximately a dozen new items every week, heightening the stores adventurous appeal, she said. Mindy Reinders, a 21-year-old UF public relations senior, said although Trader Joes offers an overall good shopping experience, its not somewhere she could get everything. Because they only sell their products, they dont have much to choose from so I still have to go to Publix, Reinders said. It needs to incorporate more products to become peoReinders said the difference between the two companies is the quality of the products. The produce section at Wards Supermarket is really good whereas Trader Joes produce is cheaper but not always good quality, she said. Danielle Ward-Williams, general manager for Wards Supermarket, said customers continue to return to Wards because they know where the products are coming from, and they can see the quality. other stores because we have buying power, she said. The prices at Wards Supermarket are cheaper and better because it can buy direct from any warehouse because it is not houses. She said Wards Supermarket buys from more than 350 local vendors, which helps with the price of items because it comes directly I think we try to have as much variety as possible to be able to have a melting pot like we call our store, she said. Cori Wells, a 22-year-old UF public relations senior, said she continues to shop at Wards Supermarket because of its convenient location near her apartment and the locally grown products. The concept of the store is geared toward customers who strive to live a healthier lifestyle and like to buy local products, Wells said. Wells said both Wards Supermarket and Trader Joes keep the prices low. I dont feel like Im breaking the bank when I go to either of them, and its cheaper than eating out, Wells said.Battle of the grocers: Trader Joes vs. Wards Supermarket Stores provide Publix alternatives only in gainesville

PAGE 9

IAN ROWEAvenue WriterThere are several reactions you can elicit from a person to indicate that you have asked him or her a stupid question. He might (1) chortle at you; (2) sneer at you and sneak a sideways glance at his nearest compatriot to make sure that he, too, is in on the inside joke that has just become yourself; or he might (3) simply unhinge his lower jaw so it hangs in the air like the mouth of a hooded pitcher plant. When I asked the front desk of the Florida Museum of Natural History to see the Botanical Chords: The Art and Science of Plants and Cells exhibit, I was granted reaction number three. (A brief aside: I have written a number of articles for the Alligator in which I interact with people and ask them questions. Unfailingly, I am always greeted with befuddlement and incertitude. I can only assume that I either speak Korean to people unwittingly or I am a giant cat that has somehow learned how to talk.) From experience, it is never a good sign when someone acts surprised after you request to see something that has been advertised. It means they are making assumptions about you or the thing in question is terrible. I will not go as far as to say Botanical Chords is bad, by any means but it is wholly underwhelming. The exhibit itself is located in a hallway of the museum across from the insect display and is only a handful of images. To be honest, I walked back and forth thinking I was lost before I realized that what I thought was background art (think turned out to be the exhibit itself. Botanical Chords is a series combination is supposed to instill in us the notion that we should have an appreciation of the beauty that lies just below the level of resolution of our own eyesight, to quote the artist/botanist, Terry Ashley. Ashley is a retired research scientist from the Yale University School of Medicine who considers microscopy an under-recognized art form, according to the exhibit. that did catch my eye were composites of the Hooded Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia minor) with cellular border and Moss with cellular border. The hooded pitcher plant is a carnivorous plant that has always generated an intense curiosity in me, like a photo of a moonrise, which calls attention to the hidden geography of microscopic images and the complexity that lies beneath the surface of things. drawback is that after a number of images, you start to get the feeling which might be due to the potpourri quality of the medium and that the exhibit is directly across from displays of rare bugs, giant tarantulas and cocoons hatching live butterTHURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9Jungjun Bae / AvenueGroups of interested onlookers peruse Botanical Chords, a na ture exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Botanical Bores: The Art and Science of the Underwhelming science

PAGE 10

10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 This column is provided by Ariel Barnes, a 22-year-old majoring in international studies. Would you like to get some Mediocre Advice? Visit http://mediocreadvicegators.tumblr.com/ask Dear Mediocre Advice, Unfortunately, I am not gifted in the breast area, but I have a push-up bra that makes what little I have look great. The problem is I always feel like its false advertising since its mega padded, so Ive only worn out once. Should I say screw it and wear it, or go with one that does the job just not as well? Dear Friend, A lot of things women wear are illu sions: makeup, extensions, heels, etc. It is a fact that there is no way my butt and legs look as good as they do with out unreasonably high heels. Wearing a push-up bra is just another illusion. If you like the way it looks on you, wear the bra. Everyone has some kind of illusion. Just because some guys wear ridiculously tight shirts does not mean they have bigger muscles; it means they bought a childs shirt. Whatever youre wearing or putting on your face should mainly be for yourself and because you like the way it looks, not for impressing others. Dear Mediocre Advice, I have no attraction of any kind to any of the girls in the country Im liv ing in. There are a few other Western ers to bang, but that requires a bit of traveling. Should I just take one for the team, close my eyes and bang one of the locals? Or should I maintain my shallow standards? Dear Mediocre Advice, My older sister frequently uses abusive and vulgar language. How do I change her ways? Dear Friend, Dont bone someone youre not attracted to. You dont have to do anything you dont want to do. Think about how hard its going to be to main tain a boner. Having standards is a good thing. Standards are the reason Id rather stay home on a Saturday night instead of going to some medio cre bar and getting hit on by the embodiment of poor parenting. Id rather masturbate in my show er and call it a night. Keep your standards. Get ad dicted to a show with a ton of seasons, like Lost or Doctor Who, and beat the meat until someone at least half-decent comes around. Dear Friend, Unless shes addicted to heroin, doesnt support gay marriage or doesnt like bacon, I dont see the issue. Dear Mediocre Advice, I met a super adorable guy yesterday who owns a tea shop below my building. I went in, and he gave me a free cup of tea and sat down next to me to chat for a while. It was all innocent, but there was for my number, but I really want to bone him. Will I look like a creepy stalker if I go in again today and every other dayuntil he gets the message? Whats a girl gotta do to get laid around here? Dear Friend, not make you a creep. People dont just give free sh-t away to people theyve never met. He was attracted to you, and that free cup of tea was the ice breaker. Just be cause he didnt make a move right then and there doesnt mean hes not interested. There is such a thing as a buildup. Stop by every once in a while, keep playing it cool, and see where it goesprobably to your mattress in the next few weeks. Whenever you get sick of drinking tea solely to hang out with him, make a move. SEASON 9 AIRS ON ABC. JENNA BOXAvenue Staff Writer jbox@alligator.orgIt was only a matter of time measured by thornless roses and bad elevator musicbefore Desiree Hartsocks heart was shattered. But like a phoenix rising from the ashes, she appeared sans bangs, with airbrushed skin and 25 men swoonnamed ABCs leading lady of The Bachelorette, Season 9. Many of you are probably thinking about moving on to the next article because you think this show is stupid. Well, hold your horses that means you Lindzi Cox and take a few minutes to consider why you should watch this season of The Bachelorette: 1. Sexy men Bachelor Nation: Remember when Sean Lowe took his shirt off for Emily Maynards friends at that glorious group date last season? Every woman in America died. If you are a more recent follower of the show, check out Season 9, episode 4: ripped bodies, spray tans and washboard abs totally worth your time. 2. Sexy baby blue Bentley One of the many mysteries of this season is the Bentley Convertible that Hartsock has been cruising around Los Angeles in. Did ABC give this to her? Is this part of her paycheck that comes with the title of bachelorette? Will we ever know? In any case, its fun to speculate. 3. Sweet date ideas Hey, guys: Wanna see why your lady isnt swooning over the same old dinnerand-a-movie date you planned last week? Well, tune in to The Bachelorette Monday to see why. Next time, consider dancing on the side of a building, competing against other burly men in a highly physical game of dodgeball, or a Bachelor classic jumping out of a helicopter. Perhaps you could model a Speedo like the guys did a few weeks ago in their Mr. America competition but, please, only if you have a body like Zak W., thanks. 4. Conducive to psychoanalysis I know I am not the only one who secretly thinks all of these men are a tad deranged. Its particularly fun to speculate who will be chosen in the end based off the tiny glimpses of these guys personalities we get as viewers. Anyone want to take a stab at why Ben seems like such a secretive creep or how Brian came to be such a great liar? 5. Grown men make complete fools of themselves Soulja Boy made an appearance on week two and required all of the less-thangangsta bachelors to rap and dance in a music video called For the Right Reasons, which is about you guessed it being on the show for the right reasons. And yes, there is a video of this madness on www. ABC.go.com.The Bachelorette: boys, a Bentley and one babe looking for love

PAGE 11

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 11 BRANDON SHENKAvenue WriterA special show was slated for the previous Free Friday concert at Bo Diddley Community Plaza to celebrate Independence Day. It was themed after the NPR show, A Prairie Home Companion. Taking a Gainesville spin, it was renamed The All-American Paynes Prairie Home Companion, a clever shout-out to the marshland south of town. Russell Etling, programs coordinator at City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, said the type of music played at the events includes rock, psychedelic, folk and reggae. The concerts are provided free of charge by Gainesville to bring a better quality of life through the arts, Etling said. It showcases the scope of talent in the community. I arrived at the plaza at 7:30 p.m. with 30 minutes to kill. A large number of people with lawn chairs erected and blankets unfolded had already positioned themselves on the grassy area in front of the stage. I walked toward the Lunchbox, a brick restaurant with outside seating that skirts the plaza. The sweet potato nuggets with citrus dipping sauce and chocolate-covered frozen banana both satisfying, but I thought the sweet potatoes were overpriced. Finishing my eats while sitting on the concrete slab beneath the overhang of the joint, I somewhat unwittingly steered into an interview with a stranger to my right. He introduced himself as Phil Denton. I work for Visit Gainesville, he said. Its basically the tourist bureau of the town. So what brings you out here tonight? I asked. Well, Im really just interested in knowing whats available, he said as he motioned toward a stack of coupons hed picked up at one of the few tent vendors, calling them his passport. Coupons work, coupons work, coupons work, he rejoiced. I smiled at his quip. Well do you know much about the show tonight? I saw it in the paper, Denton said, but dont remember much about it it looks like a real mixed age group. He got into rehashing nostalgically the folk music scene of the 1960s, calling it the summer of love. After realizing it futile to rein him in from his wistful reminiscence, I parted with a handshake. I positioned myself to the right of the plaza on a bench, the old courthouse to my back. Large everexpanding rain clouds threatened overhead. That didnt seem to sway the crowd, as I estimated about 200 people were milling about, waiting. The stage was ready to go. Almost in unison, the show kicked off and the rain started, slow and light. Raincoats were adorned and umbrellas opened. Some spectators made their way beneath the eaves of the stage, but most stayed put unfazed by the drizzle. Introductions were made, a skit ter Moon, managed to get through a few songs. The rain picked up its pace and thickened. A man in a red jumpsuit, who was involved with the show, joked, We didnt think wed actually be bringing the prairie to you all. A little less than an hour in, most everything was drenched. The crowd, most of whom had held out, rapidly dispersed. Ron Thomas, the emcee of the event and a guiding force behind the project, was heading to pack everything up before the rain inFor the past four years or so, around the Fourth of July, weve put together all-American song fests, Thomas said. Its gone through all those permutations thought Id try something new this year. I said it was disappointing they had to stop the show early. Is this something youre going to try and invoke again? I asked. Some mentions been made that we might do it at the Thomas Center, indoors. So well see if we can arrange a date for that, he said.Free Concert Friday theme pays homage to Paynes Prairie music Some mentions been made that we might do it at the Thomas Center, indoors. So well see if we can arrange a date for that.Ron ThomasFree Friday emcee

PAGE 12

12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 IAN ROWEAvenue WriterGainesvilles monsoon season is in full swing, and that means its time for indoor yoga, time to curl up with a decent book or time to induce cerebral atrophy by being sucked With the onset of incoming college freshmen and the melancholy of returning students, now is the time to pay tribute to our squandered What to watch: Happy Together Why to watch: Happy Together is the story of two men who leave China to reconcile their turbulent reThe movies themes focus on the nature of destructive relationships between people who are intellectually and emotionally incompatible but To the jilted college senior, this a bright-eyed freshman optimistic to let this be an indicator of warning again to reconcile their relationship ability to bring the viewer to question how much we are able to endure for another person in the name respect us if we cant respect ourselves? What to watch: Young and Wild Why to watch: College is a time tunity for some to realize who they and Wild follows the life of Daniela a teenage girl living in Santiago, her religious high school for having ding consciousness is shaped as we navigate the contentious relationhow our most basic human impulsDaniela understands herself capable of happiness with either peal lies in what happens in any relationship after the What to watch: Submarine Why to watch: Submarine is a bit more formulaic, but why do we not for the occasional need for comfort and reassurance? Submarine is the story of Oliver Tate, a 15-year-old boy obsessed with losing his virginity to his high school crush, a dark and sardonic lies in Tates sincerity, as his naivety is a welcome departure from the insincerity that clouds his daily life and compulsion is not restricted to fort lies in the fact that, in spite of lifes inevitable obstacles, if we reto make it work despite any and all movies

PAGE 13

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 8-14-25-1 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 2-7-13-150-1 1BR avail in a great 4BR/4BA renovated. nicely furn student apt @ Countryside. $350/ rm/mo. Starting 8/1/13. Cable, internet incl. Bus rts 9, 35 & 36. Bball, vball, pool, spa and fitness room. Indiv leases for students. 813731-7747 or jigishanyc@yahoo.com 7-1613-5-1 Grad Students Beautiful Countryside 4 Bd/4 Bth furnished condo on bus route. Bball, vball, pool, spa and fitness room. $425/room, includes $50 utility allowance per/room. Frances (352)375-8787/328-9069 7-11-13-5-1 Apartment available in Tower VillageCall 352-224-5011 7-18-13-5-1 Grad student looking for one FM roommate who is clean & studious. Windsor Park 3/3, own bed/bath, on bus stop close to UF. Avail Aug 1st for year lease. Pool, hot tub, tennis, gym, $400/mo + 1/3 util 407-361-1154. 8-613-8-1 renovated countryside 4bd/4bth bus35&9 bball, vball, pool, gym $380/room $120 utilities cap internet, tv (305)9891404 countryside2203@gmail.com 7-25-5-1 One bedroom/one bath in 4br/4bath condo $350/mo. Countryside condominiums, 4000 SW 23rd St. Includes Internet, cable TV, laminate flooring, washer & dryer. Furnished or unfurnished. 1st floor location. Students only. Call Thomas, (407) 405-7570 7-30-13-6-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! LOW COST MOVE IN Some utilities furnished. 1BR $395. Call 352372-1201 or 352-213-3901 8-14-12-25-2 Deluxe, Large 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/ house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 352-538-2181 lv message 8-14-13-25-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-11-13-167-2 Now leasing 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th Street. 1BR/$450, 2BR/$570. Call 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at madisonon20th.com. 8-14-1325-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some w/ enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, BRs carpeted. DW, W/D hk-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus rte, some walk to UF. Sec 8 accepted 352-332-7700 8-14-13-25-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA 530 SQ.FT. Bike to UF through-tree lined streets or ride the bus located one block away! A true 1/1 close but far enough away from the ruckus of the student ghetto. No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 8-14-13-25-2LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1,2 & 3BR floorplans starting at $665. Free Hi-Speed internet, washer/dryer, fitness center, computer lab, swimming pool etc. M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-3 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 www.lakewoodvillas.com 8-14-13-25-2 SPYGLASSIndividual Leases. Furniture pkgs. incl Washer/Dryer & FREE Hi-Speed internet. Rates start at $399. Every unit an end unit. Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat. 10-5 701 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-373-6330 www.spyglassapts.com 8-14-13-25-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 9-10-13-71-2 AVAILABLE Summer & Fall WALK TO UF Studios $410 1BRs $405-$510 2BRs $485 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 8-14-13-25-2 ** LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION ** 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom houses & apartments available for August. All near UF. Most pets accepted. Call 870-2760 8-14-13-42-2 Walk 1 block to Shands, VA, Vet, dental, nursing, pharmacy Schools; UF Campus. $550 mo. Spacious, Pool, Laundry, One BR $550, 2 BR 650. New carpet, tile, paint, cabinets. 352 284 3873;postj@bellsouth.net 7-30-13-36-2 1BR cottage w/ screened porch.Low cost move in some utils furnished. $495/ mo. Call 352-372-1201 or 352-213-3901 8-14-13-25-2 Great Location! 3BR home in quiet SW area for August. Wood floors, CH/Air, carport, washer/dryer, huge yard-most pets OK. $990 /mo. Email 3912@cozygator.com; call/text (352)575-4395. Visit www.CozyGator.com 7-11-13-16-2 1BR/1.5BA LOFT APT Fully remodeled. Sparrow condo. Mininmum 1 year lease. Adult or grad student. No pets. $575/mo + 1 mo sec dep in advnce. Available immediately 352-339-4600 7-30-13-29-2 WALK TO CAMPUS! CLOSE TO SHANDS! 2-3-4 bedroom houses and condos available! Call today to set up an appointment to see your new home. Campus Realty 352692-3800 rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 7-30-13-20-2 COUNTRY VILLAGE APTSGRAD STUDENTS OR UNDERGRADS 1/1, $615/mo incl water & gas. Walk-in or call 352-373-2700 8-14-13-25-2 Adorable Apt for rent 2BR/2BAclose to UF. $1100/mo begins August 2013. Well-maintained by landlord. 2 parking spaces, W/D, no pets. Call Carolyn 352-538-3556 7-30-13-20-2 Live Across from UF! Walk to Midtown! Studios, 1 & 2 Bedrooms Apartments W/D Available* Call Today 371-7777 7-30-13-20-2 2 BEDROOM HOUSES & APARTMENTS* Close to UF & Downtown. Starting at $660/mth. Call 870-2760 8-14-11-24-2 2BR/2BA w Study, Screened porch, end unit (Rockwood Villas) $750/m, close to UF, I-75, shopping and bus; partially furnished, W/D, 904.874.5774 8-29-13-30-2 1BR $500. ADORABLE, SPACIOUS, SPOTLESS, GREEN SPACE, PRIVATE PATIO; ONE STORY; NEAR DOWNTOWN & CAMPUS. QUIET; PREFER GRAD OR MATURE PERSON; NO DOGS; 1807 NW 10TH ST. AVAILABLE NOW; 352 284 3873; POSTJ@BELLSOUTH.NET 7-30-13-19-2 August: Cute & Funky upstairs loft behind Leonardo's 706, six blocks to UF/downtown, rent is $525/mo. Contact Anita: voice/text (352) 575-4395; Email: loft@cozygator.com, Visit www.cozygator.com for more info 7-1113-13-2 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT PRICE! 1br from $350 2br from $475 Close to I75,Oaks Mall, Santa Fe, RTS 75, CALL TODAY 352-332-5070 9-3-13-20-2 8 BLOCKS TO UFLarge 2BR apt. W/D, Island kitchen. Lots of parking. $750/mo Call 339-4862 8-14-1321-2 BRIDGELIGHT1 BR Loft Style Apts. Minutes from UF, Shands & VA Hospital Starting at $550 Office hrs. M-F 10:00-6:00/Sat. 10:00-3:00 3006 SW 23rd St. 352-377-5221 www.bridgelightapts.com 8-14-13-20-2 ARBORMinutes from UF, Shands & VA Hospital 1BR/1BA starting at $550. 2 BR/2.5 BA starting at $680. Office Hrs. M-F 9:00-6:00/Sat. 10:00-3:00 2411 SW 35th Place 352-372-0118 www.arborgainesville.com 8-14-13-20-2 3 bd/2bath HOUSE near Applebees, Aug.1 Cent H/A, W/D provided, wood floors Lawn service, quiet area, Bike to UF $1290 Call/text Nancy 352-316-0154 www.10houses.com for photos 7-11-13-8-2 $500, 1 Bed Apartment Walk or Bike to Campus Utilities Incl, Wood Floors Call 352-610-1669 8-1-13-10-2 $850, 3 Bed House, walk or bike to campus, Central AC, Wood Floors, a must see! Call (352)363-1868 8-23-13-16-2 Unfurnished for Rent 3 blocks to UF 2 Bedroom Apartment Security Entrance Cental Heat/Air Landlord pays water. $625 per month Call Carol 352-359-3341 7-3013-8-2 2/1 CUSTOM UPGRADES THRUOUT LIKE NEW APPL & W/D SW SECTION WITHIN 1 1/2 MI OF UNIV & SHANDS SORRY NO PETS $650/MO PLUS SECURITY CALL JOE @ 727-423-9463 7-30-13-8-2 LARGE 1BR/1BA APTClose to UF. 1103 NW 4th St. $500/mo + $300 sec. Pets ok. Call 352-332-8481, 352359-1644, or 352-214-9050 8-30-13-19-2 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 2 large rooms in large quiet house. Perfect for grad student. 5 mins to UF. Laundry facilities available $500/mo share utilities. Call 352-284-0979 7-30-13-8-2 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publication days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be given after placing the ad. Corrections called in Customer error or changes: Online:

PAGE 14

14, ALLIGATOR 2/2 newer house, 2 large suites, tile/wood, W/D, central A/H, fenced yard, quiet neighborhood great location, furniture available if desired, pets welcome. $1100. Please contact 352-514-7327 or cvs315@ufl.edu 7-11-13-3-2 Near UF Beautiful 4BR/2BA House, Fla. Room, inground jacuzzi, W/D, all tile floor, 2 car attached garage, storage shed. Walk to grocery & shops. Avail. Aug. 1 $1,299 904534-6982 or carmenllontop05@gmail.com 7-18-13-5-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com Call/text 352-538-1550 8-14-13-11-2 Cute vintage 1BR in NW, wood floors, fenced yard, laundry, quiet neighbors perfect for grads. Short hop to UF/Downtown $685/ mo.Call/Text:(352)575-4395; email: 816@ cozygator.com; web: www.Cozygator.com 7-11-13-2-2 3 BEDROOM, 2 story house with wood floors, clawfoot tub, fenced yard, w/d hookups. Close to UF. 312 NW 7th Terr. $1150/ mth. Call 870-2760 or 371-3260 8-2113-12-3 ** Huge! 5b 3ba House 1 mile walk or bike to UF. Huge rooms on 1 acre. Perfect roommate space. Pool, Decks, Fireplace, 3500sf, Parking, Huge Kitchen. A must see inside. Call 352-256-7270. ** 7-23-5-2 GRAD STUDENTS 1/1 CONDO CAMPUS EDGE Walk to campus. Large, corner unit, upgraded. 2 pvt balconies, W/D. Avail Aug 1st. $650/ mo. 407-877-4087, rauschmail@gmail.com 7-25-13-5-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. Another Saturday night without a date? Read The Alligator. IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 1BR in a 2BR/1.5BATH for $300 Monthly Grad Student or Mature Upperclassman Tanglewood Apartments 5 Minutes to UF Private Entrance, Bus Route, Laundry, Kitchen, Basketball & Tennis Courts, Utilities, Internet included 443-939-6198 8-14-13-24-4 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY PERFECT FOR GRAD STUDENT. 2 ROOMS, PRIVATE BATHS. 5 min to UF, laundry facilities available. $500/mo, share utilities. Call 352-284-0979 7-3013-20-4 1BR/bath in Mill Pond. $580/mo, Shared furnished kitchen, dining area, living room & laundry. Alarm System, Utilities, Internet, Pool, Tennis Courts, included. Bus Route 5&43, Email marcela.suter@gmail.com 7-18-13-5-4 1BR/bath in a 2/2 at Mill Pond. $580/mo, Shared furnished kitchen, dining area, living room & laundry. Alarm System, Utilities, Internet, Pool, Tennis Courts, included. Bus Route 5&43, Email marcela.suter@gmail.com 7-25-13-5-4 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 8-14-25-51/1, Ground floor condo unit. 2 miles to UF on bus route.Asking $53,000. 352-301-2403 7-11-5-5 3 business zoned lots in Hawthorne,Fl. under 1 acre, next to ball park, all utilities. $36,000.00 for all 3 lots. 225x250x175 352378-5622 7-11-3-5 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. 8-14-13-25-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 8-14-13-25-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 8-14-13-25-6 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. 8-14-25-6 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 8-14-25-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 8-14-25-6 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 8-14-25-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 8-14-25-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 8-14-25-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 8-14-13-25-6 BED SALE SETS TWIN $49 FULL $69 QUEEN $89 KING $99, COME TO OUR STORE AT 4390 SW 20TH AVE, 352-376-0953 7-2313-5-6 NEW QUEEN PLATFORM BED, HIGH QUALITY SYNTHETIC LEATHER WITH NEW PLUSH MATTRESS ONLY $499 COME TO OUR STORE AT 4390 SW 20TH AVE, 352-376-0953 7-2313-5-6 BED SET PILLOWTOPS IN PLASTIC TWIN $89 FULL $89 QUEEN $99 KING $199 COME TO OUR STORE AT 4390 SW 20TH AVE, 352-376-0953 7-2513-6Another Saturday night without a date? Read The Alligator. Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 8-14-13-22-7 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 On-Line Auctionsare underwaybikes, computers, furniture, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: SURPLUS.UFL.EDU 392-0370 8-14-13-25-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 8-14-25-10 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 8-14-13-25-10

PAGE 15

ALLIGATORPremium Metal Roofing, Manufacturer Direct! 8 Metal Roof profiles in 40+ colors Superior customer service, same day pickup, fast delivery! 1-888-779-4270 or visit www.gulfcoastsupply.com 7-11-1-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. 8-14-13-25-11 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 8-14-13-25-11 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 8-14-13-25-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $999. 1-2yr warranties with roadside assistance included. 376-6275 RoadRatMotors.com 8-1413-25-11 Road Rat Motors offers FREE pickup service for any paid scooter repair. LOWEST labor rate, quickest turnaround in town! Will repair ANY brand scooter. Free estimates. 3766275. RoadRatMotors.com 8-14-13-25-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 8-14-13-25-11 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 8-14-13-25-11 SWAMP CYCLES Experienced, Friendly, Affordable Sales/Service Scooters, Motorcycles, ATVs MMI Certfied Staff, Warranty on Repairs swampcycles.com 373-8823 633 NW 13th St 8-14-25-11 8-14-13-20-11 STREITS MOTORSPORTS Honda Yamaha Suzuki Triumph 4820 NW 13th St 376-2637 Factory Trained/Certified Techs www.streits.com 8-14-13-20-11'08 LANCE MOTORSCOOTER,150cc, dual disc brakes, 2-passenger, 60 mpg. As new, w /5K miles. Includes cover. $1200. 386-983-1305 7-18-13-3-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds We Buy Junk Cars Trucks, Vans Titled only Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 8-14-25-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $800 AND UP! 352-338-1999 8-14-25-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN OVER 150 VEHICLES IN STOCK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS, & VANS! 352-338-1999 8-14-25-12 BUY FOR BLOWOUT PRICES & SAVE BIG!!!! VEHICLES STARTING $800!! PRICES NEGOTIABLE!!! 352-338-1999 8-14-25-12 88 LINCOLN TOWNCAR $1999 98 CHEVY ASTRO VAN $2999 00 DODGE INTREPID $2999 00 CHEVY CAVALIER $3999 352-338-1999 8-14-25-12 03 CHEVY MALIBU $3999 04 DODGE INTREPID $4999 04 FORD TAURUS $5999 02 FORD EXPOLORER $6999 352-338-1999 8-14-25-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECKS!!! CARS, TRUCKS, SUV'S & VANS! 30 DAY WARRANTY!!! 352-375-9090 8-14-25-12 04 NISSAN SENTRA $6999 06 PONTIAC MONTANA $7999 04 GMC ENVOY $8999 04 HONDA ACCORD $8999 352-375-9090 8-14-25-12 03 NISSAN ALTIMA $8999 04 VOLVO S40 $8999 04 FORD F150 $8999 99 MERCEDES ML430 $9999 352-375-9090 8-14-25-12CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Brandy 352-771-6191 8-14-13-25-12 GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4007 8-14-25-13 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 8-14-25-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville, FL 32604 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 8-14-13-25-13 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 7-18-13-25-13 Earn $15 for doing a 90-minute study. For details & to see if you qualify, e-mail Sabra at spelham@ufl.edu. The study will run through Fall 2013, so save this for later if you can't participate now! 8-30-13-18-13

PAGE 16

16, ALLIGATOR 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 BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 8-14-13-25-14 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 8-14-1325-14 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 ASSISTANT/TUTOR Looking an energetic student (math or education major) to tutor girls ages 7, 10, 12 in math/algebra part time as well as providing clerical assistance at a 35 year old publishing company. The position can be part or full time over the summer. Tutoring will be sporadic based on the girls activities over the summer and the down time will be spent doing office support. Please apply online at www.gleim. com/employment. 8-14-13-25-14 STAY IN GAINESVILLE A 35 year old publishing company in Gainesville is looking for the following candidates: Admin Asst Software Developer Linux Administrator Customer Service/Sales Reps Marketing/Sales Accounting Editor Accounting Assistant Flight Instructor/Marketing SAT/ACT coordinator Full or part time. Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment. 8-14-13-2514 VIDEO ASSISTANT / EDITOR wanted at the University of Florida's Center for Instructional Technology and Training. The Video Assistant position requires experience with recording video, lighting, and editing with Premiere. Minimum 20 hours per week, $12.50/hr., between 8am and 6pm, M-F. Please send resume to Joe Nicholson joebn@ufl.edu. 6-14-13-5-14 Assistant: office duties/some errands, must be very organized, MS Office, 15-25 hrs/wk, reliable vehicle, laptop & cell phone. email your resume to whitelori64@gmail.com. pay negotiable. 7-11-6-14 Opus Coffee We are searching for fun and active students to work 15 to 30 hours per week at a fast-paced coffee bar. Starting pay is $8/hour + tips. Applications downloaded at www.opuscoffee.com; click on the Employment link at the bottom and follow the instructions. 7-11-5-14 PART TIME TENNIS INSTRUCTORwanted in Gainesville mornings. $30 first hour, $15 for each hour after that. Email to katielew10@gmail.com. 7-18-134-14 Medical Assistant needed for busy dermatology office. Seeking energetic, enthusiastic individual interested in general dermatology, minor surgical assisting and cosmetic dermatology. 15-20 hours per week. Ideal position for pre-med, nursing or allied health student. Fax resume to (352)332-2966. 7-25-13-6-14 RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS Part-time hourly work Flexible schedules $8 an hour to start Apply online at RGIS.COM 7-30-13-7-14 Manager & Sales help wanted for Bailey's Powerhouse Gym. Need some knowledge of health & fitness plus a desire to help others. Insurance & 401K Send resume to resume@baileysgym.com 9-4-13-14-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS! Smokers are needed to participate in a brief research study. Participants will be asked to meet with researchers on the University of Florida campus for about 30 minutes. You may be compensated for your participation. If interested, call the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or email us at ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 8-8-9-14 MARTIAL ARTS INST WANTED! For growing TKD school in Gainesville. Friendly, energetic person. Experience preferred. Leace nessage at (352)375-0700 7-11-13-5-14 Need Part-Time 30 hrs per week. Bookkeeping and website help. Salary Negotiable. Please email Resume to mike@runningandwalkingstore.com 7-1113-4-14 Temporary (4 mos) Admin Assistant/ Receptionist FT Professional demeanor; Excellent verbal/written communication skills; Expertise with Microsoft Office and multiple line phone systems; Ability to multi-task while paying close attention to detail; Willingness to assist in various projects to provide office support as needed. General office duties to include answer phones, greet clients/customers, open/process mail & faxes, ordering supplies & other misc functions as needed. Email resume to barbara.michalak@willis. com.7-18-5-14 Experienced/ Accurate Typst/ Computer Savvy. 6 12 hours per week including Summer. Repy to: PO Box 12323 Gainesville FL 32607 7-11-13-3-14 DOMINO'S HIRING Delivery Experts & Assistant Managers & Future Managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. GMs earn 40K-50K+. Apply at gatordominos.com 9-6-13-2414 Farm Manager needed at premier Horse Boarding facility. Must have horse care experience and excellent management potential. Part time positions also available. Email Rachel@starquarry.com 7-18-13-5-14 ACCOUNTING CLERKThe Business Office at The Alligator has an open position for an Accounting Clerk. Applicant must be a currently enrolled student, majoring in Accounting or Business Administration. Duties include operating Quickbooks accounting system to work with accounts receivables and accounts payables. Other duties consist of manipulating Excel spreadsheets, answering phones, and general office duties. Organization and a great attitude is a necessity. Candidate should be able to work 8-10 hrs per week and commit to a 1 year term. Please submit resume, along with a cover letter to: Mail: Business Office, The Independent Florida Alligator PO Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Email: business@alligator.org 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 12-4-13-71-14 GET PAID TO TYPE!! Fast, accurate typists needed for audio transcription. Create your own schedule M-F, 7am to midnight. Pay based on speed and accuracy, $7.79 to over $12. Walking distance to campus. Ideal for PT and Students! Apply online: www.sbsgrp.com 7-11-13-1014 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 7-30-13-50-14 SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY$14.50 base/appt -FT/PT openings Customer sales/service all ages 17+ CALL NOW 352-505-9105 8-14-13-26-14RGIS, LLC PT Hourly Work Flexible schedules$8/hr to start, apply online at RGIS.com 6-14-13-7-14

PAGE 17

ALLIGATOR EARNING BETTER PAY IS ONE STEP AWAY! Averitt offers Experienced CDL-A Drivers Excellent Benefits and Weekly Hometime. 888-362-8608, Recent Grads w/a CDL-A 1-5/wks Paid Training. Apply online at AverittCareers.com Equal Opportunity Employer 7-11-1-14 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 7-111-14 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 7-11-1-14 Web Services is seeking a full-time experienced Web Developer. Web Services manages UF Homepage. Candidates must possess the ability to create visually appealing sites, experienced in Mobile systems, Wordpress, HTML5, CSS, Java Script, or JQuery. Customer Services skills a must. Apply online at https://jobs.ufl.edu/ #0903382. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352)392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800)955-8771. (TDD) An equal Opportunity Employer. The deadline for applications is 7/12/13. 7-16-2-14 CurtCo Robb Media, a luxury lifestyle media company, has a great opportunity in our Gainesville office for a proactive individual who is great at multi-tasking and meeting deadlines. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: shipping and receiving duties, maintaining on-site archive of magazines, ordering supplies and assisting VP, Publisher and Sr. Administrative Assistant as needed. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with good interpersonal skills who is team oriented and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Also must have basic computer skills including Word and Excel, possess the ability to handle several projects, meet deadlines and be able to lift 50 lbs. Should have one year of office experience and some college would be preferred. Please send resume and cover letter with salary history to traew@robbreport.com 7-23-4-14 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 8-14-13-25-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 8-14-25-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiLegal.com Private Experienced Affordable 8-14-2515 Horse Boarding 15 min to UF $350/$500. 527 acres, arena lights, show jumps, lg & sm dres. rings, 150+ XC & H2o jumps. Drag foxhunting & hunter paces. BHS cert instructor. 352-258-0317 mistymorninghounds.com 8-30-24-15 Are you someone who does not exercise? Are you a cigarette smoker? If so, the University of Florida Smoking Lab & Clinic needs you to participate in a study assessing the ease of use and likability of advanced devices to self-monitor smoking and exercise behaviors. If you're interested, call Allison at 336-406-3706 or email fitbit10000@gmail. com 7-18-5-14 University of Florida Smoking Lab & Clinic needs you to participate in a study assessing effects of different activities on craving, withdrawal, and choices about smoking. If you're interested, call Allison at 336-406-3706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com 7-18-5-14 HappySmile Concierge Services Personal, Office, Bridal, Senior, Recovery 10% OFF first Service. Call: 352-577-5632 Happysmileservices.weebly.com 7-18-5-15 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TRAINEES NEEDED! Become a Certified Microsoft Office Professional! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! SC Train can get you job ready ASAP! HS Diploma/GED PC/Internet needed! (888)212-5888 7-11-1-15 AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769 7-11-1-15 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 8-14-25-16 SUMMER SPECIAL!! Advanced Cardiac Life Support $99 and Basic Life Support $35. American Heart Assoc. card issued. Training Gators for 17yrs!! Call (352)494-4217 or (800)319-5708 7-30-13-15-16 Study recruiting UF undergrads May prevent college weight gain. Learn skills. Improve eating and exercise habits. Contact Project HEALTH at 352-273-5234! 8-30-13-24-16 Choosing adoption? Loving, single woman will provide stable home/support of large, extended family. Let's help each other. Financial security. Expenses paid. Deborah, toll-free (855-779-3699) Sklar Law Firm, LLC Fl Bar #0150789 7-11-1-16 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 8-14-25-18 Hard to find! 52 y/o professional lesbian interested in meeting same. I have a great group of friends, but they are all coupled. Let's converse! 2061Sunshine@gmail.com. Please this is for real. Serious inquiries only. 7-18-5-18 Calling All Combat Wounded Veterans Starting a chapter of Military Order of the Purple Heart in Gainesville. My name is Greg Kidney. Contact me at 352-435-5588, ceoneutron@gmail.com 7-18-13-5-20 Advertise in newspapers across Florida One phone call puts your ad in 117 newspapers. Reach millions of Floridians for one low cost by calling 866.742.1373 or visit www.AdNetworksFlorida.com 7-11-1-20 Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. 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.

PAGE 18

18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator Staff WriterAaron Hernandez is no longer be a member of the New England Patriots or this years version of EA Sports Madden NFL, but the former Gator still has his name cemented in front of the James W. Bill Heavener football complex for now. A UF spokesman said the school had not discussed removing the brick because much of the administration is not in Gainesville. The University of Florida awarded Hernandez with an All-American brick for his efforts during his 2010 campaign. The brick remains despite the recent allegations against Hernandez.. Bricks are awarded to Florida players who have earned and are located on the Gator Walk entrance in front of Ben It is unclear whether the University Athletic Association will continue to acknowlgiven his recent involvement in the death of former semipro football player Odin Lloyd. Hernandez is currently being held without bail after pleading not guilty to first-degree murder and arms-related charges. Hernandez is also being investigated in connection with a double murder that took place in June of 2012, and is currently involved in a lawsuit in which he was accused of shooting an individual in his right eye. As a junior in 2009, Hernandez was recognized as both a All-Southeastern Conference selection. He led the Gators in receptions with 68 for 850 and was awarded the John Mackey Award given annually to college footballs best tight end. In the 2009 BCS National Championship, Hernandez led Florida with 57 reception the Oklahoma Sooners 2414. After his junior season he at Florida to enter the 2010 NFL Draft, where he was selected 113th overall by New England. In his three seasons with the Patriots, Hernandez racked up 175 receptions for 1,956 yards and 18 touchdowns. In 2011, Hernandez and teammate Rob Gronkowski set NFL records for yardage, receptions and touchdowns by a pair of tight ends on a single team. Contact Chuck Kingsbury at ckingsbury@alligator.org.Hernandez still on Gator WalkAlligator File PhotoAaron Hernandez attempts to avoid a tackle in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2010. Hernandez is in jail in relation to six charges, including the murder of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez

PAGE 19

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Vote for the Alligator Award for Best Male Athlete at alligatorSports. org. See the nominees on page 20.Game, Set, MatchFormer UF tennis player Lauren Embree was named the ITA National College Player of the Year on Wednesday. Embree posted a 26-3 mark last season. LANDON WATNICK Alligator Staff Writer Billy Donovan said Wednesday that he has not yet heard any ruling from the NCAA Clearinghouse concerning Chris Walkers academic eligibility. Walker is not in Gainesville for the Summer B semester. He is currently working on completing online courses so he can be academically cleared to play. The one thing that weve tried to explain to him is the work that doesnt need to rush it, Donovan said. He just needs to get it done correctly, the right way. I think hes working hard, trying to make sure that happens. The 6-foot-10 Walker, a McDonalds All-American, is the No. 6 recruit in the Class of 2013, according to Rivals.com. Were hopeful that itll be sooner than later, but hes still got some work ahead of him, Donovan said. I think hes trying really hard to get not be here for fall semester. The one thing I feel like with Chris is that, just talking to him, is his commitment to Florida and wanting to be here. He wants to make that happen. Donovan also said he has not been in touch with Rutgers about transfer guard Eli Carters eligibility. In the aftermath of the Mike Rice scandal, Carter is hoping to receive clearance from Rutgers and a waiver from the NCAA to play for the Gators this season. Carter has I really have stayed out of it, Donovan said. Its something that Eli and his family need to do. Wilbekin still suspended: Sesuspension) will not be a member of the team for the rest of the summer, Donovan said Wednesday. Ill probably sit down and meet with him once the fall semester starts and go from there, Donovan said. Florida suspended Wilbekin, the Gators starting point guard last season, on June 10 for violating team rules. Under the terms of his suspension, he cannot participate in team activities at UFs basketball practice facility until he is reinstated. Florida also suspended Wilbekin on Nov. 8 for breaking team rules. He served a three-game suspension and returned to the team in midNovember. Hes got a row to hoe here a little bit, to get himself back, Donovan said. Theres some things out there in front of him that he needs to do now. Hes working hard and trying to do those things. This is not a situation where this is going to be something thats all of a sudden just going to be a Yeguete, Young healing: Donovan said he expects forward Will Yeguete (right knee) to be ready for the start of fall practices. On May 22, Yeguete underwent arthroscopic debridement on his knee his second surgery on his right knee in a four-month span. After the procedure, doctors listed Yeguetes time of recovery at about four months. Yeguete no longer has to wear a restrictive right leg brace, Donovan said. The 6-foot-7 senior is currently walking on crutches. Its going to be a long road for him just the recovery, just the length of time because of the surgery, Donovan said. But in terms of the healing process and him beplay this year, I feel totally optimistic about that. Donovan also said center Patric Young (right ankle) is progressing April 12 to remove a bone spur from his ankle. He was not in Gainesville during Summer A but is currently working out with the team. Contact Landon Watnick at lwatnick@alligator.org. Highly tou ted recruits future unclear entering Summer BAlligator File PhotoGuard Scottie Wilbekin looks to pass the ball against Nebraska-Kearney THE ALLIGATOR AWARDS As part of the Alligator Awards recognizing the best in UF athletics during the 2012-13 season, columnists Phil Heilman and Adam Lichtenstein will debate egory. Vote for the winner online at alligatorSports.org. Adam: Floridas basketball team returned three prominent seniors who had Gainesville noteworthy, but one player stood out above the rest Erik Murphy. The 6-foot-10 forward had a troubled start to his Gators career both on and off the court, but he excelled in 2012-13. Murphy saw his career prospects drasarrest in 2011 and one start in his freshman and sophomore seasons combined, he took off last season. on the team in points per game and third in rebounds, but outpaced the rest of the starters in shooting percentage (with the exception of Patric Young, whose most common shot was near the boards). He also led the Southeastern Conference in three-point shooting percentage. While other players occasionally outshone him on the court, Murphy was the consistent backbone that led the Gators deep into the tournament. Phil: While I agree with you that Murphy did an admirable job repairing his reputation and becoming a dependable player for Billy Donovan last season, he was only one of many important cogs on a team that did not truly feature any star players. Mike Gillislee, however, was the engine that drove the football team. Finally given an opportunity to showcase his ability, Gillislee rushed 244 times for 1,152 yards good for the seventh-best output in Gators history and scored 11 total touchdowns. How often does that happen? Gillislee the 1,000-yard mark since Ciatrick Fason accomplished the feat in 2004. Speaking of 04, remember when the Boston Red Sox came back from 3-0 down in the American League Championship series and eventually won the World Series? Good times. Adam: Theres actually a blank spot in my memory where 2004 should be. And Fever Pitch ends with And while Gillislee did a lot of running on Florida Field, that running still didnt amount to much in the grand scheme of things offense last year. If any group is to thank for Floridas success, its the defense. Although Gillislee had one of the best seasons for a Gators running back, compared to the rest of the nation, he was only above average. terbacks (six if you count Denard Robinson as a quarterback). Meanwhile, Murphy was a top offensive contributor. Kenpom.com has Murphy ranked 17th in the nation in effective point shots over two-point shots. Murphy was like the David Ortiz of the Gators last season the best offensive player on a team with multiple solid contributors. Gillislee was like Robinson Cano on this years Yankees the only star player on an offensive unit that needs all the help it can get in order to score. Phil: Gillislees raw numbers, though impressive in the UF record books, do not especially grab your attention in relation to the rest of the college football landscape. I get that. That said, you have to take into account what he was working with. season averaging 143.9 yards per game. If that sounds like a low number, thats because it was. In fact, it was the lowest total in the SEC by more than 10 yards per game. Gillislee faced eight-man fronts, nineman fronts and was the sole focus of opWho was the best male athlete at Florida in 2012-13?SEE RALLY, PAGE 20 Hes got a row to hoe here a little bit, to get himself back,Billy DonovanUF coach Adam Lichtensteintwitter: @alichtenstein24 Phil Heilmantwitter: @phillip_heilman TweetableOn NCAA 14 and I still cant believe it Ahmad Fulwood UF wide receiver (@AhmadFulwood)

PAGE 20

20, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013 Murphy, Gillislee played for highly ranked teams last yearposing defenses throughout the season. When Jeff Driskel ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns against Vanderbilt, Commodores coach James Franklin said his team essentially spent the whole week preparing for Gillislee, leaving them susceptible elsewhere. And that is what every single opponent did. Still, Gillislee racked up yardage like the Yankees have been racking up losses this season. It was impressive to watch. Adam: Well you just made my own point. The Yankees are somehow six games over .500 despite playing with spare parts. And speaking of spare parts, thats what Gillislee is going to be with the Dolphins. round, right before it took kicker Caleb Sturgis. Gillislee was the 13th running back taken in the draft (14th if you count Denard Robinson as a running back). Gillislee was the sixth Gator taken. In an NBA Draft where teams can select fewer players, Murphy still showed enough value to draw the attention of an NBA team. He was the only Gator picked. He was the most valuable player on a Florida male roster. Phil: The Best Male Athlete award is essentially declaring who is the Most Valuable male Player on campus in one year. Sure, Murphy had a respectable regular season. However, the difference came during proFlorida football had fallen off the national landscape for several years prior to last season. The luster came against No. 4 LSU in The Swamp on Oct. 6. In a game that had all the makings of another gut-wrenching defeat, Gillislee was the difference for the Gators. half, Florida rode him to a pair of touchdowns one in each the third and fourth quarter and captured a 14-6 win and signal a power shift in the SEC. Seven weeks later, Gillislee replicated his performance by rushing for 140 yards and a pair of scores in a 37-26 victory against Florida State a win that not only snapped a two-year losing streak to the Seminoles, but also kept the Gators in the running for a national championship. When Murphy had the opnally escape the Elite Eight after failng the two previous years, he came up painfully short. In a 7959 blowout loss to Michigan, he ended his college career with 0 points on 0-of-11 shooting. Each player had a tremendous year, but Gillislee overcame shine consistently. Thats why he deserves the award. Contact Phil Heilman at pheilman@alligator.org. Contact Adam Lichtenstein at alichtenstein@ alligator.org. RALLY, from page #19AAlligator File PhotoMike Gillislee (23) takes a handoff from quarterback Jeff Driskel (6) against FSU on Nov. 24. Gillislee ran for 1,152 yards in 2012. alligator award nominees Mike Gillislee football, running back Erik Murphy basketball, forward Matt Elam football, safety Sharrif Floyd football, defensive tackle Eddie LLovett hurdles