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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida High heel wearers have step up on shopping decisions, study says Balance and decision-making were tested, pg 9. Reitz Union renovations get in way for wheelchair-boundThe renovated union will have accessible restrooms, pg 5. Phi Sigma Kappa rushing to make presence knownIt has been at UF since 1951, pg 8. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 1391 /73 The Florida volleyball team has found its rhythm after starting the season with three straight wins. Read the story on page 15. ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer@alichtensteinWith starting running back Matt Jones (viral infection) out for Floridas season opener against Toledo, the Gators handed the running game to junior Mack Brown. He did not fumble. rushed for a career-high 112 yards and two touchdowns, as No. 9 Florida ran the ball down Toledos throat to begin the season with a 24-6 victory the programs 24th straight win in season openers. When youre able to run the ball as effectively as we did, then we win the game, coach Will Muschamp said. Brown made his presence the game. The junior running back ran and put UF on the board with a 1-yard push through the middle. ing-drive touchdown in a season opener since 2009. Brown was responsible for the Gators second touchdown as well. With Florida up 10-3 after Brown put the Gators ahead by two touchdowns on a 14-yard run over the left guard. scored, Brown said. Said Muschamp: Nothing shocks me of what he did today I was expecting him to run hard, and he did. Browns 25 carries allowed Florida to dominate the time of possession as the Gators had control of the ball for nearly twothirds of the clock. We wanted to run the ball because of what [Toledo does] offensively, Muschamp said. We did not want to get into an 80 (to) 90 play deal. Our game plan was basically: VOLUME 108 ISSUE 9 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG Ryan Jones / Alligator ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.org UFs Theta Chi chapter held a grand opening ceremony for its new house Friday. Nearly 350 alumni attended the event, but with their dates and families, the crowd swelled to about 700 Two years ago, some of our alumni started a campaign to build a brandnew, state-of-the-art fraternity house, said the 20-year-old UF sustainability and the built environment junior. Its a pretty awesome house. The house cost $4.3 million to build, million of chapter fundraising, alumni Fridays ceremony lasted about an hour and honored various donors and active brothers. The event also featured the unalumni. The statues were created by the same artist who made the Gator statue UF Theta Chi opens its new, $4.3 million Frat Row houseWHAT CAN BROWN DO FOR YOU?Gators ground RocketsLOCAL SAMANTHA SCHUYLERAlligator Contributing Writer populations due to the large amount of raincounties, among other areas in South Florida. During surveillance, which detected an If the virus continues to move through easily be introduced, said Jonathan Day, professor of medical entomology at UF. Myers said, but an infected individual would need to come into the county and be bitten by and spread. The fact that it is in the state, it certainly is (But) we dont have teeming masses of infected humans running around. lations rise after the wet summer months and into early Fall, Myer said. Generally the poputhan last year, which had Hurricane Sandy to blame for massive numbers, he said. means one factor that increases the likelihood chua County is not immune to this.Mosquito populations are upSEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 16 SEE HOUSE, PAGE 4FLORIDA 24 TOLEDO 6 Alachua County is not immune to this.medical entomology professor

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News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTVOLUME 108 ISSUE 9THUNDERSTORMS 88/71 THUNDERSTORMS 90/72 THUNDERSTORMS 92/73 THUNDERSTORMS 93/73 THUNDERSTORMS 91/73 vided. Please dress comfortably and be prepared to move. For additional information, please contact Carolyne Salt at carolyne.salt@gmail.com or 352-275-7790. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to sshavell@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENING?Say Yes to Immigration Reform caravan and rally The Farmworker Association of Florida caravan will be stopping in Gainesville today to urge Congressman Ted Yoho to back a comprehensive overhaul of U.S. immigration policy. Farmworkers, Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice and allies will meet with Yoho at his office at 9 a.m. They will hold a press conference at the Mennonite Meeting House at 11 a.m. and then caravan to UF La Casita, at 1503 University Ave., at noon to meet with students and community members. Members of FWAF are meeting with every Florida congressperson during the current recess. For more information, call 831334-0117. UF Hillel Rosh Hashana strength competition Test strength with UF Hillel in celebration of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, with UF Hillels 17-foot striker from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today. Because the new year is a time to reflect on how people can use their strength to enhance the community, Hillel encourages everyone to think about how he or she can maximize his or her strengths. There will be two contests, one for females and one for males, with prizes going to the top three participants. For more information, contact Melissa@ ufhillel.org. Toastmasters meets Tuesdays Talking Gators meets Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology Building, Room 1031. The club is open to everyone. The membership drive is now through October. For each member who renews her or his membership and for each new person who joins, the club will donate a nonperishable food item to the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank in time for Thanksgiving. Due renewal is Oct. 1. For more information, go to: www. talkinggators.toastmastersclubs.org. Talking Gators also is on Facebook. Mentors wanted for K-12 students The Center for Leadership and Service houses four unique mentoring programs that connect more than 400 UF students with Alachua County K-12 students. Volunteer mentors are paired with their mentees, and each team meets weekly, forming a lasting relationship and developing lifelong skills. Carpooling is available for students who do not have transportation. To learn more about each program, students can attend an information session today, Wednesday or Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Reitz Union, Room 346. Visit leadershipandservice.ufl. edu for more information. Auditions for Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol Today and Wednesday at 7 p.m., the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre will be holding open auditions for its Nov. 29 through Dec. 22 production of Tom Mulas Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol. The play shows Jacob Marleys behind-the-scenes efforts to save Scrooge (from Dickens A Christmas Carol). Auditions will take place at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre in the Baird Center, 619 S. Main St. No prepared monologues are required. Cold readings from the script will be proHave an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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CONSTRUCTION AT THE REITZ1948: Planning for the new union begins. 1967: The new building opens. 1975: Area in the basement becomes meeting rooms. 1984: Orange & Brew gets an outdoor terrace. 1992: An atrium expands the Game Room. 1995: The cafeteria/snack bar is converted into a food court. 2002: The Grand Ballroom opens. 2003: The UF Bookstore, Welcome Center and parking garage open. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 9/30/13 VALERIA YULEEAlligator Contributing WriterHare Krishna Lunch prices have gone up. Until last October, students and locals could eat Krishna Lunch for a $4 donation. The request has since gone up to $5. have gone up. The lunch prices datory donation of $3. Prices went up another dollar in 2008, according to Alligator archives. Krishna Lunch Director Hanan Schwefel attributes the price change to the increase in food prices. Schwefel, who buys the groceries weekly, said quality ingredients pound bulk, he said. Now its $95 healthy ingredients ... and spend a doesnt go to food goes to the food Casey Miller agrees. gion senior said. Those who eat at Krishna every $3.50, Schwefel said. St. Although there is an established donation request of $5, Schwefel dents who help us in other ways. help us with serving, doing dishes with us.Krishna Lunch raises prices due to increased food expensesThe donation is now $5 We try to use healthy ingredients ... and spend a lot to make lunch better.Hanan SchwefelKrishna Lunch directorCAMPUS JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff Writerjglum@alligator.orgThe ongoing Reitz Union renovations will Student organizations will take arguably iels said, the building will be virtually without it currently occupies undergoes construction Student Body Treasurer Jayce Victor wrote well, but he hopes any negative effects will be said. There are a lot of unknowns.Reitz Union closures to affect student organizations until 2015

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4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013Megan Reeves / AlligatorJournalism junior and current UF Theta Chi chapter brother Garrett Mastronardi, 20, talks with an FSU Theta Chi chapter alumnus Friday afternoon at the grand opening of the new Theta Chi house on UFs campus. The new house cost about $4.3 million to build. More than 500 donated money for the projectalty board of directors for 10 years, spearheaded the campaign. He said that there have been attempts to fund a new house in the past, but they were all unsuccessful. Most of the houses on the road are in need of renovation, he said. As the facility deteriorated, we knew it was something we had to do in order to position the fraternity to be able to continue at the university. It was reaching a point where we didnt think it was going to be able to continue to function as a residence. Kramer called the grand opening ceremony a really satisfying culmination of the efforts of himself and the board. We started the capital campaign, which I chaired, back in April 2011 with zero dollars for the new house, Kramer said. Now, were at about $1.85 million and counting in pledges. The money comes from more than 500 donors, the greatest of which only donated $50,000, Kramer said. To have raised over a million is impressive, he said. To get to almost $2 million without one is even more so. Although Kramer doesnt have college-aged children yet, he said he remains hopeful that many generations of Theta Chi brothers will enjoy the house. Were celebrating our centennial in 2016, he said, so it feels good knowing that well be positioned at UF for the next 100 years. HOUSE, from page 1L OCAL SALES HAVE DECREASED BY ABOUT 20 PERCENT. RJ SCHAFFERAlligator Contributing WriterThe College Poster Sale Company has posted up somewhere else. The poster sale has moved down to the ground feels the move has hurt his sales. York native said. A lot of our business is impulse buying. They see the posters lying on the table, and they come over and buy it. Were still doing OK down here, but were not doing quite as well as we would have at the Colonnade. The exhibit is a traveling poster sale exhibit based out of Yonkers, N.Y., that makes trips to various colleges around the country. The company has been a regular to UF for about three decades with the majority of sales taking place on what used to be the Reitz Union Colonnade. The poster sales new area is tucked away in a spot with less has decreased sales by about 20 percent. The poster sale is something that I look forward to every time it comes, said 19-year-old accounting sophomore Nikki Masse. I wasnt even aware that the poster sale was here until the third day, and thats unfortunate. Many students were totally unaware. I didnt really know about the location change, said 19year-old psychology sophomore Melissa LaRosa. I think people dont walk by this (the new location) as much as they did the other location. The university approached Apostolou prior to construction beginning and offered him options for the next step for his business. One option was being fully outside, something that concerned Apostolou due to Gainesvilles weather. Reitz Union Executive Director Eddie Daniels said the university kept the organizations in the Reitz Union in mind while going into the construction process. With all of the student involvement on campus, Daniels said he thinks it is imperative that they have a space to be able to thrive in the future. We are the student union, Daniels said. If were not doing things that are appealing to students and that students enjoy being engaged in, then were not doing our job.Poster sale previously on Reitz Colonnade hung up on new location KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff Writerkvarn@alligator.orgPlanned Parenthood of North Florida welcomed its newest president and CEO Thursday night at at a reception in Gainesville. Elizabeth Fraley, who hails from Californias Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, is replacing Staci Fox, who moved up to head Planned Parenthood Southeast. Fraley said she looks forward to tackling issues experienced by women in the South. Theyre the types of issues that we werent dealing with in California because its a very different environment, she said. I felt that I could be much more effective here than in California. Planned Parenthood of North Florida has three centers in North Florida, including the Gainesville Health Center, which has seen about 3,100 patient visits out of a region total of 8,100 visits so far this year. As the newest leader of the region, Fraley said one of her goals is accepting outside insurance before more women become eligible for and receive health insurance with the implementation of President Obamas AffordMany Planned Parenthood centers across the country already accept outside insurance, she said, and other Florida centers are in contracts with insurance companies to start allowing this. Fraley said she plans to springboard North Florida to this point. Im very glad to be in a position where I can affect change so that women who are newly insured under the Affordable Care Act can continue to come to Planned Parenthood for very much needed reproductive services, she said, adding that women who are still uninsured can continue coming after 2014 begins. UF telecommunication and history sophomore Kylie Lacusky, president of UF Voices for Planned Parenthood club, said she agrees with the directives Fraley outlined. It would ... be a service to the UF and Gainesville community if the Gainesville clinic accepted outside insurance, the 19year-old said. Ms. Fraleys goals could have a lot of positive impact on our area, which were very grateful for as a club. Fraley also plans to bring her region upto-date with electronic record keeping and education program expansion. And a couple years down the road, she anticipates offering limited primary care so women can be treated for more than reproductive issues.Planned Parenthood director recognized in Gainesville ASHLEY AUTUMN CRANEAlligator Contributing WriterCoffee shop owners in some major cities are waging war on the laptop squatter, but in Gainesville, its the least of business owners worries. Shops in cities like New York, Boston and San Francisco are sealing power outlets, implementing passive aggressive signage and segregating laptop users to restricted areas. But Gainesville business owners are more focused on economic development. Were just happy if people are even buying stuff, said Roth Conrad, a barista at Maudes Classic Cafe. Issues associated with customers who considerably from the surrounding actual squatters who make no purchases. Its mostly the homeless dudes who fall asleep in the B-room [back room of the caf], said Simon Nash, who has worked as a Maudes barista for a year. But its also annoying when people leave their trash behind from Mochi and Starbucks. Gainesville establishments like Maudes have few policies regarding Wi-Fi usage that are actually enforced. It should be understood that if youre a coffee shop, a huge amount of your business is centered around people using WiFi, Nash said. Theres jokes about whether were actually a coffee shop at all. Were more of a venue for chain-smoking and people watching. Some local establishments are slightly more restrictive. At Coffee Culture, the Wi-Fi password changes daily and can only be obtained with a receipt after purchase. When connecting to the Wi-Fi provided at Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate, users are greeted with a message on their laptop screens reading Dont be a camper. Camping is way different when customers actually make a purchase, said Volta barista Meghan Marvin. We have customers who come in every day, order like a pot of coffee and sit for hours. Keeping this long-staying clientele is both essential to the business and pleasant to work around, she said. I actually really appreciate being able to be a part of all of the work happening around me, said Marvin. he spends about six to eight hours in coffee shops on an average weekend. The coffee is almost a formality, rite of passage than the reason I am here.We-Fi: Using cafes Internet OK Camping is way different when customers actually make a purchase.Meghan MarvinVolta barista

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5Jennifer Cole / AlligatorBuilding MemoriesRecreation, parks and tourism junior Paige Gross, right, and biology senior Matt Seskin, center, paint the 34th Street Wall with friends Sunday in memory of Lauren Marcus, a recent UF graduate who died Aug. 19. BRIANA ERICKSONAlligator Contributing WriterA local agency for veterans is currently accepting applications for foster caregivers or angels, as Don Nolder calls them. A 77-year-old Marine Corps veteran, Nolder recently moved to a lake house in Keystone Heights to live with Theresa Dunn and her husband. A military incident left him restricted to a wheelchair, and it became harder for him to live independently. I couldnt do things that most people take for granted, Nolder said. Foster Home Program in Jacksonville, and once it was set up in Gainesville, The Veterans Health System recently expanded its Medical Foster Home Program for veterans who cant live alone due to health problems. The nationwide program launched locally in October 2012. Since then, the Gainesville-area program has been in touch with 25 prospective caregivers but just recentknew he was family, Dunn said. Nolder said the move has been a positive change. My daughter notices the change in my voice when I talk on the phone, he said. Im not depressed. Its just a wonderful life here. Tanya Fookes, a local coordinator for the program, called offering foster home care a labor of love. She said applicants must have a history in caregiving, own or rent their home and pass a background check plus a series of inspections. A lot of people seem to be confused with the role of caregivers. Its very rewarding, said Dunn, a former Nolder refers to her as his angel. Theresa impacts me every day she feeds me, Nolder said, laughing. Its just good to know she is there, and all I have to do is holler.Veterans program makes LOCAL IT TEACHES ABOUT FIVE STUDENTS A WEEK. EMILY BUCHANANAlligator Contributing WriterA local drivers education agency, which frequently teaches international students how to drive, recently received North Central Florida Safety cial driving program located at 3710 NW 51st St., had been operating with just one vehicle. Edwin Gardner, a drivers training instructor at the program, said he was worried when the old car started having problems. With the constant parking, three-point turns and heavy braking, he said the damage to the vehicle can get expensive. The last thing to go out on the car was the turn signals, Gardner said. Thats when we realized we need a new vehicle soon. But to solve the woes, the driving program received a 2013 Chevy Impala to use for lessons, said Jeff Sims, the programs executive director. He said the new vehicle was necessary to continue offering drivers ed to local students. There are many international students that move to Gainesville for school, he said, and they dont have much family or friends, or in some cases, many places to practice driving so they come to us. Gardner said he teaches While the majority of his students is college-aged, he said half a dozen professors during the past two months have come to him. One was from Russia. In one incident, Gardner said, he taught an international student who had never before been in a car. I have learned so much over the years, he said. The variety of students are from all over the place. Jorge Gomez, a 20-year-old UF business administration junior, said the importance of learning how to drive when coming to a new country is essential. When I came to this country, I knew how to drive, but many people dont, he said. Its important to learn the rules of the road. international students, expandsLOCAL BROOKE AUSTILLAlligator Contributing WriterA government building in downtown Gainesville is undergoing renovations to improve the appearance of the area. The Wilson Building, located at 30 E. University Ave., houses space for local court services and VisitGainesville, an organization dedicated to tourism and marketing for Alachua County. Donald Flemming, the construction site manager with Charles Perry Partners Inc., said the renovations include painting and adding windows. Roland Loog, the director of VisitGainesville, said the renovations could kick off a trend. You work hard to make your downtown a nice city center, Loog said. As the government building improves the storefront, other storefronts will follow. For now, the building stands with boarded windows and metal scaffolding masking the storefront, which slightly constricts sidewalk space. But Tracy Shank, a frequent downtown visitor, said the narrower sidewalk has not become an issue. I work near the downtown area, and I have noticed the construction. The use of the sidewalk is still quite accessible, Shank said. Loog said he has not heard any complaints about the sidewalk. The only thing I have seen is someone get splashed by an RTS bus after a heavy rain due to the smaller sidewalk, Loog said. He said overall the improvements will be worthwhile. The nicer the storefronts, the better it is for downtown, Loog said. undergoing renovations COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgAs a newer Reitz Union goes up, the construction is slowing some students and faculty down. With the colonnade entrance from the North Lawn and the path from the Reitz Union bus stop fenced off, the construction is wheelchairs. Katie Shepherd used to arrive at the Reitz Union bus stop with 15 minutes to get to class. Now, the 20-year-old health education and behavior junior, who uses a wheelchair, must be on campus almost half an hour before her class. I know they cant just make a path through the construction, she said. The Reitz Union is now only accessible through the entrances near Subway, Wells Fargo and the Welcome Center on Museum Road. Students and faculty in wheelchairs must go through a series of elevators and pathways to get to the other side of the building. The UF Americans with Disabilities Act from students. It is a pain, but it is still fully accessible, he said. People with mobility disabilities have to go out of their way to get around. ferent stages of the design process for every construction project on campus. The ADA Project Manager Cydney McGlothlin to make sure the construction arrangements were compliant with ADA standards. The renovated Reitz Union will have acsaid always posed a challenge for students in wheelchairs. You work hard to make your downtown a nice city center.Roland Loogdirector of VisitGainesville There are many international students that move to Gainesville for school, and they dont have much family or friends, or in some cases, many places to practice driving so they come to us.Jeff SimsSafety Council executive director

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Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 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. 44 TOTAL VOTES81% YES 19% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgFridays question: Have you ever bought a lottery ticket? Todays question: Do you have a tattoo? More Miley: It can stop, and it must stopNothing new can be said about Miley Cyrus racy VMA performance, and the world is sick of hearing about it anyway. All six and a half minutes of uncomfortable dancing have been broken down, mocked and raked for deeper meaning. The issue Cyrus embodied as she sashayed around the stage in latex is this: Girls cant discern what it means to grow up today. Cyrus has been grooming herself to step away from the Hannah Montana image Disney carefully constructed during her early career. this performance, painting the transition to adulthood While that might be true in some outstanding cases, young America has to know its not the norm. The problem with being an artist today is the automatic position of power. Artists become role models by default, and while they can dance with molly and be bout whatever life young people watching with wide eyes. Weve all seen young girls dressed in too-small clothes, wearing more makeup than they could ever need. They learn their bodies are their most important tools. Its media-induced behavior to be leaner, prettier and now sexier by age 20. If young women cant distinguish maturity from sexuality, we have a major problem on our hands. Both have their place, but they are not synonymous. Growing up and becoming an adult shouldnt entail sexcapading across the stage in minimal clothing, bumping, grinding and motorboating every sentient creature along the way. Outrageous, overt sexuality is not interchangeable with maturity. Across the concert hall at the VMAs sat Selena net and, not surprisingly, mirrors that of the general public. Instead of dumping on Miley Cyrus, we should turn our attention to Selena Gomez if only because she is MileyCyrus-gone-right. Both raised on Disneys airwaves, both are known actresses and songstresses. The difference lies in presentation. Gomezs single Come and Get It is undeniably sensual, but at least it tries to be low-key. She wore plenty of clothing in the video, and the dancing isnt all racy. Shes clearly not a little girl anymore, but she puts out Cyrus. Perhaps a Disney starlet focus group would be benvaledictorians. After all, it was Gomez who left with a Moonman and her dignity. Miley Cyrus is and we may need to see the paperwork on this an adult. Any girl navigating the years between child and adult needs a role model, but stars publicizing their own journey in terms of twerking and ratchet culture only serve to make it a hazier trip. This is just one event, the culmination of a larger ideology being preached to young women. Growing up does not look like Amanda Bynes. It is not friends with Lindsay Lohan. It has nothing to do with Miley Cyrus. On the backside of the VMAs, we know two things with clarity: The only blurred line that was executed successfully on that stage was the one between pornography and a duet, and Selena Gomez hired the better manager. Katie McPherson is an English junior. Her column runs on Tuesdays.Dont be afraid: Seamus Heaney diesS afraid. This weekend, the world remembered the Irish Nobel laureate following his death Friday. He was 74 years old. Heaney, widely regarded as the best Irish poet since W.B. Yeats, is known as the poet of soil and strife his work illustrated both the stark landscape of Northern Ireland and ongoing Irish troubles such as violent political struggles. According to the Guardian, Rock stars mixed with presidents and prime ministers, politicians, poets and painters as about 1,000 people packed into the Heaney familys parish church in the Donnybrook district of south Dublin. Monsignor Brendan Devlin delivered the homily at Heaneys funeral Mass in Dublin yesterday. He called Heaney the articulator of years of pain in the North. According to the Poetry Foundations Seamus Heaney page, Heaney makes you see, hear, smell, taste this life, which in his words is not provincial, but parochial; provincialism hints at the minor or the mediocre, but all parishes, rural or urban, week correspondent Jack Kroll. In addition to earning critical success he won the 1995 Nobel Prize in literature Heaney was a rarity: a best-selling poet. His books made up two-thirds of the sales of living poets in the U.K. In Blake Morrisons critical guide to Heaneys poems, Seamus Heaney, he notes that the author is that rare thing, a poet rated highly by critics and academics yet popular with the common reader. In addition to bringing accessible poetry to the contemporary literary world, his plain-speaking translation of the epic poem Beowulf won the Whitbread Book of the Year award cording to The Week UK. Prior to Heaneys 1999 translation, the Anglo-Saxon epic poem was read mostly (and often reluctantly) by students of English Literature, The Week UK stated. Unfortunately, poetry is rarely in the news or the general consciousness, for that matter. Furthermore, its a shame that only important events, like deaths of major poets, bring peoples attention to poetry, since its an important art form often forgotten beyond high school English classes. As Lawrence Ferlinghetti wrote in Poetry as Insurgent Art, Poetry is a naked woman, a naked man, and the distance between them. Beyond that, poetry roots us in the past. It breathes life into history and, as Percy Bysshe Shelley said, Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world. best-known poems, Digging: Julia Glum EDITOR Matthew Riva Samantha Shavell MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Katie McPhersonopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7The tragic events in Syria have dominated the news as of late. Thousands of people wondering whether the American government will intervene. According to recent leaks, the United States government seems ready to launch three days worth of cruise missiles at Syria. According to the Washington Post, President Obama is weighing a military strike against Syria that would be of limited scope and duration, designed to serve as punishment for Syrias use of chemical weapons and as a deterrent, while keeping the United States out of deeper involvement in that countrys civil war, Before we start beating the drums of military intervention, we have to address many unanswered questions. What message is America sending to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad? A year ago, President Obama warned Syrias use of chemical weapons against its own people White House spokesman Jay Carney went on to say that Obamas goal is not a Syrian regime change. Now a year used, Obama retracted his idealism. Who are our friends in Syria, and what threat does the nation pose to us? America has helped the rebels in Syria by giving them humanitarian aid and weapons. We do not know if we will get the weapons back or who will end up with them. With radical forces hostile to the United States enemies to power if we should take down Assad? The country has not declared war on us and has not attacked us directly. How much will intervention cost? Americas economy is still in poor shape, and the governments debt continues to rise. Many Americans do not think we should be spending money on a foreign nation while our infrastructure, schools and communities require help. Why are nations surrounding Syria not intervening? One would think the countries surrounding an unstable nation of refugees would be intervening in some way. Turkey once encouraged direct action in Syria but has done no such thing. The oil-rich country of Jordan wants a diplomatic solution to the crisis instead of an attack. The countries seem to be waiting for America to do the dirty work. Despite the many unanswered questions this predicacan service member is killed while carrying out the air strikes, the conversation will drastically change. The warThe second thing we know is the administration does not seem to have an overall plan of action. They were unable to control foreign policy leaks, and they do not have a consistent message to give to Assad. An attack on Syria seems to leave America open for a retaliatory strike from either a Russian warship in the Mediterranean or from Syrias The administration lacks an exit strategy. Suppose Obama approves the airstrike and Assad is removed from power what happens next? Will the country be engulfed in chaos? Will another civil war break out, or will Syria turn into Libya 2.0? Will America be forced to build a nation American foreign policy during the past decade has overestimated our strength and has intervened in the world too much. While America has the strongest military and economy in the world, we are not an invincible nation. America was not founded 200 years ago to be the police country, we should not be involved. Giving humanitarian aid is one thing launching cruise missiles is a completely track, we must render unto Syria what belongs to Syria and not intervene. Michael Beato is a UF economics sophomore. His column runs on Tuesdays. ColumnS and are interested in doing so, this probably isnt the column for you. As AMCs hit television show Breaktumultuous episodes, fans of the show are Walter White truly is. Actor Bryan Cranston portrays a highschool-teacher-turned-drug-kingpin as a ruthless crime lord, willing to lie, steal, kill and harm anyone who gets in the way of his methamphetamine empire. At this the seemingly harmless chemistry teacher from a few short seasons ago. about a middle-class husband, father and teacher who takes the low road to high choice after facing death. The show begins with White, a humble chemistry teacher, learning he has lung public school teacher, he cant cover the costs of necessary treatments and cant provide his family a nest egg if and when he succumbs to the disease. Living in a hotbed of meth activity, White discovers by making high-quality meth, he can pay for his treatment and build that nest egg for his wife, son and unborn daughter with maybe a little extra to spare. mayhem, violence, drug use and tendency to sit on the edge of your seat during the ing critique on the cost of health care in the United States and the low pay of our public school teachers. What if White made decent money or might not exist in a country that actually paid its teachers their full worth and had a health care system that didnt regularly bankrupt families when somebody gets sick? According to the National Education century, teachers in Florida saw their salaries decrease by about 7 percent, the sixthlargest decrease in the country. The average starting salary for a public school teacher in Florida is $35,236, ranking 19th out of the 50 states. The average overall salary for a teacher in Florida is $45,732, leaving the state near the bottom. According to the NEA, Salaries are important for attracting, developing and keeping a top-notch teaching force in place in 2001-02 through 2011-12, the buying power Just to put a teachers wages into perspective, in 2012, the average pay of a CEO for one of the top 350 companies in the United States was $14.1 million. Once you consider the cost of treating cancer with chemotherapy, prescription medications, radiation and other forms of treatment, you could be facing a cost of several thousand dollars per month in order to beat the disease. Can you really blame White for giving up on his teaching career for a life of crime? People shouldnt pursue a career of cooking meth in order to pay for their health care, and they shouldnt even have ample is far-fetched and highly unlikely, in reality, it raises serious questions about the growing disparities between the wealthy and the middle class or whats left of it. The Affordable Care Act tries mightily to end the madness of disease bankrupting families, but as with most major reforms, it faces major challenges. For the American economy to fully recover and for the middle class of this nation to grow and thrive, tional ones like Walter White dont have to rely on illicit means to pay for health care. We are a better country than that, and should not lose everything just because they get sick. Some may prefer a youre-on-yourand its certainly not American. Finally, if you dont watch Breaking ately. Joel Mendelson is a UF graduate student in political campaigning. His column usually runs on Mondays. Breaking Bad: an insightful critique of American health careColumn Joel Mendelsonopinions@alligator.org Michael Beatoopinions@alligator.org

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8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffStraight ShootingWill Yeguete, a senior forward for Florida basketball, shoots during a beer pong match Saturday morning at the Levin College of Law tailgate. Yeguete and Patric Young were at the tailgate to raise awareness about Kaedyn The Superhero, a documentary on a 3-year-old cancer survivor the two players befriended. SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writer sstewart-muniz@alligator.orgUFs Phi Sigma Kappa chapter is under new rule in an effort to boost its numbers. Jack Causseaux, associate director of sorority and fraternity affairs, said although the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity has had a charter at UF since 1951, membership for the fraternity has dipped troublingly low. Decreasing numbers have caused the headquarters in Indianapolis to send representatives to bolster the ranks. It isnt unheard of for things like this to happen, Causseaux said. The fraternity has been here the whole time. They just havent had that many people recently. The Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity had leased after the lease ended, its low numbers caused them to slip into obscurity, he said. The fraternitys national headquarters appointed UF sophomore Michael Lang as chapter president. Lang, a 19-year-old applied kinesiology and physiology major, said his term as chapter president began three weeks ago with six members. But he has already boosted enrollment to nity will also be participating in Rush Week. Lang said he was tired of how other fraternities are run, and the relatively large due payments bother him. His dues are $400 a semester, compared to the UF Inter-Fraternity Councils average of $2,800. Justin Shifrin, a 20-year-old accounting junior and public relations director for the IFC, said the chapter is trying to make more of a presence on campus. Were happy that theyre trying to come on and make more of an identity for themselves, he said. Although the fraternity doesnt currently have a house, Lang is looking at properties close to campus to house his members.Phi Sigma Kappa rushing to make presence known on campusIt has been at UF since 1951 HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgIn what activists characterize as an uphill battle to end mountaintop coal removal, local organization Gainesville Loves Mountains has planted Following months of negotiations, the group will present a proposed ordinance to ban the use of mountaintop-removal coal to the City Commission on Sept. 12. The ordinance would prohibit Gainesville Regional Utilities from buying coal mined from mountaintops, which uses less manpower to harvest the resources. Jason Fults, co-founder of Gainesville Loves Mountains, said because the commission acts as the board of directors for Gainesville Regional Utilities, its approval is crucial for banning mountaintop removal. The group has been circulating a petition that has collected about 1,200 signatures. Gainesville Loves Mountains has also set its sights on the energy provider contract for UF an issue Kaydrianne Young, a volunteer for the group, said is related to mountaintop coal removal. Theres actually a connection between what were doing in the larger community and what we want to see at UF, she said. We have to realize how were connected to other people and things. We cant stay in the UF bubble. Young, a UF sociology senior, said students need to understand what their tuition money is funding because UFs energy contract is currently provided by Duke Energy the same company engaged in mountaintop coal removal. Fults said that because UFs long-standing contract with Duke Energy, previously Progress Energy, soon expires, he is attempting to meet with UFs Sustainability Committee to get the conversation about contract renewal brewing. A lot of the UF community doesnt know what they should know about Duke before they make a contract, he said. UF has ambitious sustainability goals, and they cant meet those goals with Duke. Duke Energy is not the same as Progress Energy was, Fults said, and people should understand what they are agreeing to before they vote to renew the contract. Commissioner Thomas Hawkins said hes supportive of the ordinance, but it has a long way to go before it could pass. Mountaintop removal mining is very destructive to environment and to communities to which it occurs, he said. If we can stop we should do to our best to investigate it fully. There needs to be more conversations and details that need to be worked out that affect how we would implement a policy.Activists link UF energy, mountaintop removal DANIELA GELATKAAlligator Contributing WriterMore than 600 students can say goodbye to bland bedrooms. The Reitz Union Rion Ballpopcorn, students chattering and music playing in the background as students decorated everything from mugs and cowboy hats to corkboards and mason jars at the second annual Bling Out Your Bedroom event Thursday. But with double the amount of students expected to participate, the Reitz Union Board Entertainment-hosted event ran out of materials half an hour before the event was supposed to end. ed our expectations, said David OLeary, a 21-year-old business administration senior and co-director of RUB Entertainment. We anticipated about 300 students and over 600 showed up. The organization used student fees to help fund the event. Bling Out Your Bedroom cost about $2,500, OLeary said. Making a treasure chest is not as easy as I thought, said Vinnie Loos, an 18-year-old psychology freshman. But having to go around asking people for supplies is a great way to meet people. Madison Pello, a 19-year-old health science sophomore and member of RUB Entertainment, said this event was especially popular because the Inter-Residence Hall Association helped promote the event. RUB events are a great way for students to get active, said OLeary, and every event RUB hosts is free for students.Dorm-decorating event runs out of bling Causseaux LOCAL CRIME KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff WriterGainesville Police arrested Freeman J. Polite, of Hawthorne, container of alcohol. He was walking on Southeast 11th Avenue an aluminum can protruding from a brown paper bag. From Rails to Trails Conservancy, Freeman ran into the woods. Once police caught up with him, he admitted to running away and throwing a 16 ounce can of Natural Ice beer away, according to the arrest report. While booking Polite at the jail, police found his car keys. Oftwo grams of crack as well as drug paraphernalia. He was arrested Saturday on charges of having an open container and resisting without violence.Two Ocala men were arrested Saturday after a resident of Southwest First Avenue and her guests felt threatened by two men they didnt know standing on the sidewalk. Leslie Ann Cleaver called police and told them the men who stood in the dark watching her and her friends in the front yard seemed to be casing her house to rob it later, according to the arrest report. At about 9 p.m., Gainesville hara arrested 27-year-old Ualthan Bigby Jr. and 25-year-old William James Ross Naugler on charges of loitering and prowling. In the report, Visvambhara wrote that the men could not alleviate my fears of why they were in the neighborhood.Weekend arrests: open container and prowling near a house

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 EXPERIMENTS TESTED BALANCE AND DECISION-MAKING. ISHA CHOKSIAlligator Contributing WriterUF student Isabella Llano said that as a sister of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, she wears high heels a lot. I feel that wearing heels makes you make smarter decisions in general, said the 19-year-old UF international studies sophomore. A recent study by Brigham Young University suggests that wearing high heels can help people make smarter purchases. According to the study, having a heightened sense of balance contributes to making mid-range items instead of higher-end items. As part of the study, co-authors Jeff Larson and Darron Billeter, both assistant professors of marketing at BYU, conducted different experiments testing the correlation between balance and decision-making. One such experiment had consumers stand on one foot while considering a printer purchase. Larson said he wanted to see how physical states affect decision-making. I chose balance because its the primary physical sensation. When you wear heels, you focus on being balanced physically, which forces you to choose more balanced products as well, Larson said. Christina Hunt, a 19-year-old UF journalism sophomore and a Phi Mu sorority sister, doesnt agree with the study. Honestly, I think it sounds strange, she said. Perhaps, if youre really good at walking in heels, but a lot of women have trouble walking in them and are more balyoure in a rush to get home and dont buy anything.High heel wearers have step up on shopping decisionsLIFESTYLE HANNAH MORSEAlligator Contributing WriterA recent bill passed by the Arkansas Senate to limit body art procedures evoked frenzied online comments many negative but some of Gainesvilles own tattoo artists see the other side of the legislation. Such procedures banned by the new bill out ink, and dermal implants, solid shapes placed underneath the skin, according to Arkansas Senate Bill 387. Jack Salesses, a Gainesville tattoo artist at Valkyries Tattoo & Body Piercing, located at 2226 NW Eighth Court, said he is in favor of the safety the regulation provides. Banning? No. Legislation? Yes, Salesses said of the bill, now being passed to the House. There should be very strict guidelines and licensing requirements. Collin Jordan, a 26-year-old tattoo artist at Inked Tattoo, located at 1410 NW 13th St., said he thinks the bill is closed-minded. At a certain point, you stop judging, and if that person wants to express themselves What both Salesses and Jordan are more concerned with are people called scratchers. Scratchers are people that dont really know how to tattoo or draw. They just bought a machine, and theyre sitting at their house, Jordan said. In January 2012, Florida made regulations that require licensing with the Florida Department of Health, which includes a four-page checklist from the health department, licensing fees, continuing education and obtaining a biomedical waste permit. Prior to that, only body piercing required a license. The biggest concern to me is that [scratchers] are destroying peoples skin, Jordan said. Because tattooing in Florida is highly regulated, Salesses said he wishes state government enforced heavier penalties for those who tattoo without a license. The current adGet the right people in [the board], the right education and the right legislation, and put some bite behind it, Salesses said. Arkansas body art bill leaves a mark on Gainesville locals

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Call agent for details 352-367-2669 9-913-10-4 NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-4-71-5 BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-4-13-71-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-4-13-71-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-4-13-71-6 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. 12-4-71-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-4-71-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. 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ALLIGATOR 04 JEEP CHEROKEE $8999 07 DODGE NITRO $11,999 05 NISSAN ALTIMA $9999 07 NISSAN SENTRA $11,999 352-375-9090 12-4-71-12CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Brandy 352-771-6191 12-4-13-71-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal infor mation or arranging meetings or investing money. GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4009 12-4-71-13UF 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 12-4-71-13 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 32604CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 12-413-71-13 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 9-6-13-71-13 OPERATION CATNIPVOLUNTEERS NEEDED caring for cats assisting with surgery days working in the office SUPPLIES NEEDED paper towels postage stamps cat food cat litter rubbing alcohol super glue gel TAX DEDUCTABLE DONATIONS Each cat receives care that costs apporimately $40. Every little bit helps! UPCOMING SPAY DAYS: September 8th October 27th December 8th Call 352-376-6647 or Visit www.nmhp.net, or Email ocgainesville @gmail.com This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. WEB PRODUCTIONSeeking staff members for the web produc tion team at alligator.org. 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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG The Florida volleyball team began its season with three consectuive wins during the weekend. Read the story on page 15. PHIL HEILMAN Alligator Staff Writer@phillip_heilman Gideon Ajagbe did not play a snap for the Gators in 2012. But after switching from linebacker to fullback during the offseason, Ajagbe has seen his role increase rapidly. He started years, Ajagbe said Saturday. For me to be a starter today, all credit goes to [God]. With Florida leading 17-6 late in the third quarter, quarterback Jeff Driskel threw a tackler, he pushed forward for 12 yards and found Ajagbe open, and the junior plunged into the end zone to increase UFs lead to 246. es for 16 yards and a touchdown. He also yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. Hes done an outstanding job blocking, protecting (and) catching the football, Muschamp said of Ajagbe. Hes a guy that has really blossomed in the position. Thats guys at different spots and see what they can do. For Ajagbe, who is known by teammates as the Nigerian Nightmare, changing posuffering a torn rotator cuff as a freshman in 2010, an injury that forced him to redshirt, he returned and played four games on spein 2012. Muschamp encouraged him to work at fullback during the summer, a change that UFs starting fullback, works to get fully healthy following a hamstring injury. Im just happy that I could contribute, next week or if Hunter starts, Ill play hard, and Ill play my role. Thats what matters. Added Muschamp: Hes been a huge addition for us. The thing about Gideon is hes got length. He can play the fullback pous, which he didnt play as much Saturday because of Hunters situation. Updated depth chart: Florida released its two-deep depth chart for Miami on Monday. Matt Jones is now listed as UFs No. 1 running back; Antonio Morrison is listed behind Mike Taylor at the Mike linebacker spot. Jones missed Floridas 24-6 season-openThe sophomore running back participated in warm-ups with the team and is expected to start against Miami. (I) feel pretty good about his progress, Muschamp said. As we work through the week, well be able to know how much he will be able to contribute, but he certainly will play. Morrison sat out Saturday due to a onelowing the sophomore linebackers pair of offseason arrests. He brings certain physicality to our foottor at the linebacker position, Muschamp said, which for us is critical because you relay the calls. was suspended Saturday and will be forced to sit out two more games, is no longer listed on the depth chart. Getting healthy: were the only players Muschamp mentioned during a run-down of injuries Monday. is expected to play Saturday. Easley and Humphries are expected to return to practice Tuesday. We feel pretty good about where we are, Muschamp said. Gators cut: reduce rosters to 53 players on Saturday, the weekend. The New England Patriots cut Tim Tebow Ajagbe enjoying bigger role after offseason position switch Hes a guy that has really blossomed in the position. Thats why youve always got to try and cross-train guys at different spots and see what they can do. Will MuschampUF coachFIRE JOE MORGAN Shooting stars are rare, and lowed humanity to see so much more from space, but catching a glimpse of a shooting star has an exciting, nostalgic edge. I liken that quality to this weekends game between the Gators and the Hurricanes. nearly half a century until the series ended its annual run in 1987. Now, if you blink, youll miss the showdown. Growing up a Gators fan in coach Will Muschamp always the Gators faced off against the Hurricanes. No matter where the game was played, he was hooked. When it was in Miami, I remember watching or listening on the radio, Muschamp when it was here in to get in the stadium somehow. The same cannot be said for Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel, just outside of Orlando nestled between the two schools. I saw Ahmad Black tweet the other day one of the scores to a game that we won, Driskel said. Thats about all I know of the history of Florida-Miami. And at the rate the series is going now with no matchups planned beyond Saturdays game, Driskels successors at Florida will not know much about this Its sad to see a series that includes moments like the Florida goals from Howard Schnellenberger in 1980 and Urban Meyer in 2008 and ex-Gator Brock Berlin leading Miami to a 23-point comeback in 2003 sit dormant. In a perfect world free of logic and red tape, the Hurricanes and Gators would meet annually in a highly anticipated matchup of re-UF-UM rivalry fun to watch but not viable annually Matt Riva / Alligator StaffJunior fullback Gideon Ajagbe (25) blocks during Floridas 24-6 victory against Toledo on Poll ResultsWho will win Floridas season opener against Toledo and by how many points?27.1% UF 8-14 50% UF 15-21 4.3% Toledo > 770 total votesQuotableWatch me some Spongebob, man. Dominique Easley UF defensive lineman on what he watches on TV SEE JOE, PAGE 14 Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan

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14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 surgent powers. But on Floridas end, playing Miami regularly makes little sense for several reasons. The most well-documented issue is money. In order to fund all Gators sports, athletics director Jeremy Foley has said UF needs to play seven home football games per season. In an interview with The Alligator last November, Foley said that Florida has been setting aside money since 2008 to account for playing only six home games this season. Foley told Mark Long of the Associated Press on Monday that the two teams could potentially continue to play at a neutral site. Orlando and Tampa seem like good options. But even if Florida found a way to nancially viable, adding another regular opponent with top-25 potential is just ludicrous. Sure, wed all love to see it, but consider what the Gators have to deal with already from year to year. Georgia, South Carolina, Florida State and LSU arent going anywhere. Also, you have to think that the sleeping giant at Tennessee is eventually going to wake up. And with potential games against Alabama a possibility, I doubt any Gator fans want to battle for Sunshine State supremacy during UFs weeks away from the Southeastern Conference grind. The UF-UM rivalry has a rich history, but it is a relic in college footballs current climate. Even more storied non-conference rivalries like Texas-Texas A&M and Notre Dame-Michigan simply cannot With the jockeying for playoff spots that will begin next season, the margin of error for each is incredibly thin. Florida playing and beating Miami looks good on a postseason resume, but can the Gators count on taking down the Hurricanes every year? Florida-Miami is a good rivalry thats fun to watch, but the schools have a good thing going. I imagine they will continue playing each other intermittently, and whenever they do face off, Im writing about it, and youre reading. JOE, from page 13Matt Riva / Alligator StaffWill Muschamp reacts to a call during Floridas 24-6 victory against Toledo on Saturday Rivals could play at neutral site

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JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer@jczupryn Despite the Gators perfect 3-0 record to begin the season, coach Mary Wise said the team still has a laundry list of imperfections that must be corrected before the Big Four Classic starts Saturday. The season began without a hitch as No. 8 Florida breezed past New Orleans by hitting an even .500 through three sets while holding the Privateers to a -.018 clip, which was the lowest percentage by a UF opponent since Mississippi State hit -.141 on Oct. 26. However, once Florida faced off against LIU-Brooklyn, a team that rode a 19-game winning streak into the NCAA Tournament last year, the Gators returned to earth. In four sets of work, Wises squad committed 12 service errors and 18 attack errors that helped the Blackbirds avoid the sweep and take the third set from the Gators. They played inspired (and) we got a little tentative, Wise said Friday following the match. Now that weve won, we can say it was good for us. Noami Santos-Lamb said the team still has to build a rhythm that only experience can bring. We have newcomers in, we have people who are getting used to being back and getting in pace, the sophomore outside hitter said. So its more about getting to a pace than improving in any set skill. work on its chemistry on the court before heading off to Texas on Wednesday was the Campus USA Saturday. Madison Monserez thought the match against the Blue Devils was important for the team to prove that it can recover after struggling the night before. The junior defensive specialist said the Gators defense, which gave up 14 kills to the Blackbirds in the third set Friday, was a prime example of how much a team can grow within 24 hours of a tough match. digging the deeper balls, she said. And then when we addressed it, we made an adjustment. Were not always going to play the same types of teams. This was a great lesson in regards to adapting and learning how to adjust our game. Tournament caliber teams early in the season is that it provides Florida with reference material as it prepares for the likes of No. 2 Penn State and No. 3 Stanford, Wise said. Last year after sweeping three non-tournament squads in the Campus USA Invitational, UF dropped both its matches in the Big Four Classic the following week. Often times you learn more when your team struggles, Wise said. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15Kan Li / Alligator StaffSophomore outside hitter Noami Santos-Lamb (17) squats to bump the ball during Floridas 3-0 victory against New Orleans on Friday in the OConnell Center. Florida won all three of its weekend matches. GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisandAfter winning last years Southeastern Conference title, Floridas women have not wavered. In their 2013 season debut, the Gators swept the Western Carolina Invitational in Cullowhee, N.C. Strausas second in her career her last victory came in Gainesville at the 2012 Mountain Dew Invitational. Sophomore Julie Macedo, freshman Taylor Tubbs and senior Stephanie Strasser rounded out Macedo, Hayes and Strasser all bested their marks from last years Western Carolina Invitaof each other on Friday. I thought the women came out and did a great job tonight, especially working together as a team throughout the duration of the race, coach Paul Spangler said Friday. Agata, Shelby, Julie, Taylor Floridas men also won their 5K run thanks to senior Mark Parrishs ninth career Gators victory, junior Eddie Garcia placed fourth with a time of Mark Parrish looked very impressive, Spangler said. I was also impressed with Eddie Garcia. We had a very solid effort on the mens side, placBoth teams came out tonight and really did a good job. With the Western Carolina being our need to continue to build on this and keep working hard. We have a lot of important racing on the horizon and well continue to improve as the season progresses. This year marks the third consecutive season Florida opened the season at Western Carolina. It is also the third straight year that both the mens and womens teams began the season by earning victories. With a week to train, the Gators are set to compete in front of their home crowd on Sept. 14 at Mark Bostick Golf Course for the 2013 Mountain This race was a great gauge for where we are at to begin the season, Spangler said. Now we have two weeks before our next race to train. Were looking forward to being on our home course in front of all our Gator fans for the ing SECs in November. UF Cross Countr y MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator Writer @mmprovenzanoFlorida and Florida International saw yellow Sunday night. Down by several goals on their 4-0 loss to the No. 8 Gators. Despite FIUs rough play, UF never relented as each side collected fouls and yellow cards. The two teams combined for 31 fouls including seven yellow cards. The Gators collected three yellow cards one each on center back Christen Westphal, defender Haley Reeb and goalkeeper Taylor Burke. The yellows given out to FlorBurleigh, who is generally regarded as having a calm demeanor. Despite the unruly nature of the game, she took pride in the fact that her team did not falter against the Panthers physicality. Late in the game, when it got a little chippy, I liked the presence our team brought, Burleigh said. They werent going to back down from anything. The game dictated that we step up and be a little physical and we did just that. The two teams seventh meeting proved to be the most physical. The last time the in-state rivals met was during the 2012 regular season, when one yellow card was issued to FIUs Nikki Rios. The Gators reon the night 13 fewer than Sundays total. This years meeting was the only time Florida collected more fouls than FIU. Despite the hostility in the game, Floridas win improved the against the Panthers. Freshman Pamela Begic, who scored one of Floridas four goals and recorded an assist, said despite the animosity against them, the Gators stuck together to pull out the win. We were talking about improving our execution and we really put our minds toward that goal, Begic said. I think we succeeded as a team.Fouls frustrate GatorsBurleigh Often times you learn more when your team struggles.Mary WiseUF coachSOCCER

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16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 3 KEY PLAYS 3 KEY PLAYS 3 KEY PLAYS SWAMP STUDS SWAMP STUDS SWAMP STUDS SWAMP STUDS With 3:20 left in the second quarter, running With 3:20 left in the second quarter, running With 3:20 left in the second quarter, running back Mack Brown followed a block from guard back Mack Brown followed a block from guard back Mack Brown followed a block from guard Kyle Koehne, danced through Toledos second Kyle Koehne, danced through Toledos second Kyle Koehne, danced through Toledos second ary and eventually landed into the end zone ary and eventually landed into the end zone ary and eventually landed into the end zone after a 14-yard run. The rushing score, which after a 14-yard run. The rushing score, which after a 14-yard run. The rushing score, which put UF ahead 17-3, was Browns second of the put UF ahead 17-3, was Browns second of the put UF ahead 17-3, was Browns second of the day and his collegiate career. day and his collegiate career. KEY STAT KEY STAT 1 of 13 1 of 13 TURNING POINT TURNING POINT TURNING POINT With 3:34 left in the third quarter, a Florida freshman made the momentum-shifting play With 3:34 left in the third quarter, a Florida freshman made the momentum-shifting play With 3:34 left in the third quarter, a Florida freshman made the momentum-shifting play With 3:34 left in the third quarter, a Florida freshman made the momentum-shifting play With 3:34 left in the third quarter, a Florida freshman made the momentum-shifting play of the day. Rockets quarterback Terrance Owens, who was under pressure, saw his pass of the day. Rockets quarterback Terrance Owens, who was under pressure, saw his pass of the day. Rockets quarterback Terrance Owens, who was under pressure, saw his pass of the day. Rockets quarterback Terrance Owens, who was under pressure, saw his pass of the day. Rockets quarterback Terrance Owens, who was under pressure, saw his pass plays later, the Gators scored a touchdown to put the game out of reach for the Rockets. plays later, the Gators scored a touchdown to put the game out of reach for the Rockets. plays later, the Gators scored a touchdown to put the game out of reach for the Rockets. plays later, the Gators scored a touchdown to put the game out of reach for the Rockets. plays later, the Gators scored a touchdown to put the game out of reach for the Rockets. Three plays after Vernon Hargreaves IIIs Three plays after Vernon Hargreaves IIIs Three plays after Vernon Hargreaves IIIs interception, Jeff Driskel found fullback Gideon interception, Jeff Driskel found fullback Gideon interception, Jeff Driskel found fullback Gideon Ajagbe wide open in the end zone with a 4-yard Ajagbe wide open in the end zone with a 4-yard Ajagbe wide open in the end zone with a 4-yard seconds left in the third quarter. The play put seconds left in the third quarter. The play put seconds left in the third quarter. The play put the Gators ahead of the Rockets 24-6. It was the Gators ahead of the Rockets 24-6. It was the Gators ahead of the Rockets 24-6. It was touchdown as a Gator. Easley and UFs pass rush were Easley and UFs pass rush were Easley and UFs pass rush were disruptive all Saturday afternoon. The disruptive all Saturday afternoon. The disruptive all Saturday afternoon. The senior defensive tackle forced three senior defensive tackle forced three senior defensive tackle forced three hurried passes from Rockets quarter hurried passes from Rockets quarter hurried passes from Rockets quarter hurried passes from Rockets quarter hurried passes from Rockets quarter back Terrance Owens and recorded back Terrance Owens and recorded back Terrance Owens and recorded three tackles with one for a 3-yard loss. three tackles with one for a 3-yard loss. three tackles with one for a 3-yard loss. After a dominant performance, the outspoken Easley said he doesnt After a dominant performance, the outspoken Easley said he doesnt After a dominant performance, the outspoken Easley said he doesnt listen to ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who picked against the Gators. listen to ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who picked against the Gators. listen to ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who picked against the Gators. The one time Toledos high-tempo offense The one time Toledos high-tempo offense The one time Toledos high-tempo offense traveled into Floridas red zone on Saturday, it traveled into Floridas red zone on Saturday, it traveled into Floridas red zone on Saturday, it was stopped in its tracks. The Gators held the was stopped in its tracks. The Gators held the was stopped in its tracks. The Gators held the the Gators 5-yard line and could only cut UFs the Gators 5-yard line and could only cut UFs the Gators 5-yard line and could only cut UFs lead to 11. The big play during Toledos red lead to 11. The big play during Toledos red lead to 11. The big play during Toledos red zone drive was Dominique Easleys quarterback hurry on 3rd zone drive was Dominique Easleys quarterback hurry on 3rd zone drive was Dominique Easleys quarterback hurry on 3rd and goal. On Saturday, the senior from Venice On Saturday, the senior from Venice On Saturday, the senior from Venice was Jeff Driskels security blanket. was Jeff Driskels security blanket. was Jeff Driskels security blanket. Burton led the Gators in receiving with Burton led the Gators in receiving with Burton led the Gators in receiving with a third of his 2012 receiving total of 172. a third of his 2012 receiving total of 172. a third of his 2012 receiving total of 172. two Toledo defenders out of bounds. two Toledo defenders out of bounds. 24 24 6 6 TOLEDO TOLEDO FLORIDA FLORIDA 0 1 3 2 3 3 0 4 6 F 7 10 10 7 0 24 Mack BrownRB (3 points) Dominique EasleyDT (2 points) Trey BurtonWR (1 point) Landon Watnick/Alligator StaffFlorida defense held Toledo to 205 yards of total offense in winpossession of the ball offensively, be able to run the ball effectively. Quarterback Jeff Driskel managed to keep the ball out of the oppositions hands. The junior signal-caller started seven passes. percentage, which is his best in a game that he threw more than one pass. Although Driskel threw for fewer than 200 yards on Saturday, he completed a pass to eight different receivers during the game. Senior Trey Burton led the receivyards, including Floridas longest reception a 26-yard completion over the middle. I think we did some nice things in the throwing game, especially with some new faces, Muschamp said. But when the offense stalled at the start of the third quarter, it was a defensive newcomer who gave Florida the momentum it left in the locker room. Cornerback Vernon Harlege game, snagged a pass in front of Toledo wide receiver Alonzo Russell. Hargreaves returned the interception Floridas lone takeaway for 15 yards, putting the Gators in the red zone with 3:34 left in the quarter. He got his hands on some balls in camp, cornerback Jaylen Watkins said, so I wasnt surprised. Following the interception, Driskel connected with Ajagbe to Although Florida forced only one turnover, the defense had a game that lived up to last years top-5 ranking in 2012. Juniors Ronald Powell, makan ACL tear in 2012, and Leon Orr both recorded sacks, while les behind the line. Senior Dominique Easley led the pass rush, forcing three hurried passes from Rockets quarterback Terrance Owens. Thats what Florida is about, Easley said. Speed and power. Speed and explosiveness. Owens never got comfortable in the pocket, completing only 45 percent of his passes as the Gators hurried him eight times and sacked him twice. The Rockets only managed 205 yards of total offense. Florida kept Toledos offense off balance throughout the game When the Rockets did get into the red zone, the Gators defense stepped up to meet the challenge, goal. You always want to come out with a shutout, Easley said. FOOTBALL, from page 1 He got his hands on some balls in camp so I wasnt surprised.Jaylen WatkinsUF cornerback



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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida High heel wearers have step up on shopping decisions, study says Balance and decision-making were tested, pg 9. Reitz Union renovations get in way for wheelchair-boundThe renovated union will have accessible restrooms, pg 5. Phi Sigma Kappa rushing to make presence knownIt has been at UF since 1951, pg 8. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 1391 /73 The Florida volleyball team has found its rhythm after starting the season with three straight wins. Read the story on page 15. ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer@alichtensteinWith starting running back Matt Jones (viral infection) out for Floridas season opener against Toledo, the Gators handed the running game to junior Mack Brown. He did not fumble. rushed for a career-high 112 yards and two touchdowns, as No. 9 Florida ran the ball down Toledos throat to begin the season with a 24-6 victory the programs 24th straight win in season openers. When youre able to run the ball as effectively as we did, then we win the game, coach Will Muschamp said. Brown made his presence the game. The junior running back ran and put UF on the board with a 1-yard push through the middle. ing-drive touchdown in a season opener since 2009. Brown was responsible for the Gators second touchdown as well. With Florida up 10-3 after Brown put the Gators ahead by two touchdowns on a 14-yard run over the left guard. scored, Brown said. Said Muschamp: Nothing shocks me of what he did today I was expecting him to run hard, and he did. Browns 25 carries allowed Florida to dominate the time of possession as the Gators had control of the ball for nearly twothirds of the clock. We wanted to run the ball because of what [Toledo does] offensively, Muschamp said. We did not want to get into an 80 (to) 90 play deal. Our game plan was basically: VOLUME 108 ISSUE 9 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG Ryan Jones / Alligator ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.org UFs Theta Chi chapter held a grand opening ceremony for its new house Friday. Nearly 350 alumni attended the event, but with their dates and families, the crowd swelled to about 700 Two years ago, some of our alumni started a campaign to build a brandnew, state-of-the-art fraternity house, said the 20-year-old UF sustainability and the built environment junior. Its a pretty awesome house. The house cost $4.3 million to build, million of chapter fundraising, alumni Fridays ceremony lasted about an hour and honored various donors and active brothers. The event also featured the unalumni. The statues were created by the same artist who made the Gator statue UF Theta Chi opens its new, $4.3 million Frat Row houseWHAT CAN BROWN DO FOR YOU?Gators ground RocketsLOCAL SAMANTHA SCHUYLERAlligator Contributing Writer populations due to the large amount of raincounties, among other areas in South Florida. During surveillance, which detected an If the virus continues to move through easily be introduced, said Jonathan Day, professor of medical entomology at UF. Myers said, but an infected individual would need to come into the county and be bitten by and spread. The fact that it is in the state, it certainly is (But) we dont have teeming masses of infected humans running around. lations rise after the wet summer months and into early Fall, Myer said. Generally the poputhan last year, which had Hurricane Sandy to blame for massive numbers, he said. means one factor that increases the likelihood chua County is not immune to this.Mosquito populations are upSEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 16 SEE HOUSE, PAGE 4FLORIDA 24TOLEDO 6 Alachua County is not immune to this.medical entomology professor

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News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTVOLUME 108 ISSUE 9THUNDERSTORMS 88/71 THUNDERSTORMS 90/72 THUNDERSTORMS 92/73 THUNDERSTORMS 93/73 THUNDERSTORMS 91/73 vided. Please dress comfortably and be prepared to move. For additional information, please contact Carolyne Salt at carolyne.salt@gmail.com or 352-275-7790. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to sshavell@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENING?Say Yes to Immigration Reform caravan and rally The Farmworker Association of Florida caravan will be stopping in Gainesville today to urge Congressman Ted Yoho to back a comprehensive overhaul of U.S. immigration policy. Farmworkers, Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice and allies will meet with Yoho at his office at 9 a.m. They will hold a press conference at the Mennonite Meeting House at 11 a.m. and then caravan to UF La Casita, at 1503 University Ave., at noon to meet with students and community members. Members of FWAF are meeting with every Florida congressperson during the current recess. For more information, call 831334-0117. UF Hillel Rosh Hashana strength competition Test strength with UF Hillel in celebration of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, with UF Hillels 17-foot striker from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today. Because the new year is a time to reflect on how people can use their strength to enhance the community, Hillel encourages everyone to think about how he or she can maximize his or her strengths. There will be two contests, one for females and one for males, with prizes going to the top three participants. For more information, contact Melissa@ ufhillel.org. Toastmasters meets Tuesdays Talking Gators meets Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology Building, Room 1031. The club is open to everyone. The membership drive is now through October. For each member who renews her or his membership and for each new person who joins, the club will donate a nonperishable food item to the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank in time for Thanksgiving. Due renewal is Oct. 1. For more information, go to: www. talkinggators.toastmastersclubs.org. Talking Gators also is on Facebook. Mentors wanted for K-12 students The Center for Leadership and Service houses four unique mentoring programs that connect more than 400 UF students with Alachua County K-12 students. Volunteer mentors are paired with their mentees, and each team meets weekly, forming a lasting relationship and developing lifelong skills. Carpooling is available for students who do not have transportation. To learn more about each program, students can attend an information session today, Wednesday or Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Reitz Union, Room 346. Visit leadershipandservice.ufl. edu for more information. Auditions for Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol Today and Wednesday at 7 p.m., the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre will be holding open auditions for its Nov. 29 through Dec. 22 production of Tom Mulas Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol. The play shows Jacob Marleys behind-the-scenes efforts to save Scrooge (from Dickens A Christmas Carol). Auditions will take place at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre in the Baird Center, 619 S. Main St. No prepared monologues are required. Cold readings from the script will be proHave an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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CONSTRUCTION AT THE REITZ1948: Planning for the new union begins. 1967: The new building opens. 1975: Area in the basement becomes meeting rooms. 1984: Orange & Brew gets an outdoor terrace. 1992: An atrium expands the Game Room. 1995: The cafeteria/snack bar is converted into a food court. 2002: The Grand Ballroom opens. 2003: The UF Bookstore, Welcome Center and parking garage open. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 9/30/13 VALERIA YULEEAlligator Contributing WriterHare Krishna Lunch prices have gone up. Until last October, students and locals could eat Krishna Lunch for a $4 donation. The request has since gone up to $5. have gone up. The lunch prices datory donation of $3. Prices went up another dollar in 2008, according to Alligator archives. Krishna Lunch Director Hanan Schwefel attributes the price change to the increase in food prices. Schwefel, who buys the groceries weekly, said quality ingredients pound bulk, he said. Now its $95 healthy ingredients ... and spend a doesnt go to food goes to the food Casey Miller agrees. gion senior said. Those who eat at Krishna every $3.50, Schwefel said. St. Although there is an established donation request of $5, Schwefel dents who help us in other ways. help us with serving, doing dishes with us.Krishna Lunch raises prices due to increased food expensesThe donation is now $5 We try to use healthy ingredients ... and spend a lot to make lunch better.Hanan SchwefelKrishna Lunch directorCAMPUS JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff Writerjglum@alligator.orgThe ongoing Reitz Union renovations will Student organizations will take arguably iels said, the building will be virtually without it currently occupies undergoes construction Student Body Treasurer Jayce Victor wrote well, but he hopes any negative effects will be said. There are a lot of unknowns.Reitz Union closures to affect student organizations until 2015

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4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013Megan Reeves / AlligatorJournalism junior and current UF Theta Chi chapter brother Garrett Mastronardi, 20, talks with an FSU Theta Chi chapter alumnus Friday afternoon at the grand opening of the new Theta Chi house on UFs campus. The new house cost about $4.3 million to build. More than 500 donated money for the projectalty board of directors for 10 years, spearheaded the campaign. He said that there have been attempts to fund a new house in the past, but they were all unsuccessful. Most of the houses on the road are in need of renovation, he said. As the facility deteriorated, we knew it was something we had to do in order to position the fraternity to be able to continue at the university. It was reaching a point where we didnt think it was going to be able to continue to function as a residence. Kramer called the grand opening ceremony a really satisfying culmination of the efforts of himself and the board. We started the capital campaign, which I chaired, back in April 2011 with zero dollars for the new house, Kramer said. Now, were at about $1.85 million and counting in pledges. The money comes from more than 500 donors, the greatest of which only donated $50,000, Kramer said. To have raised over a million is impressive, he said. To get to almost $2 million without one is even more so. Although Kramer doesnt have college-aged children yet, he said he remains hopeful that many generations of Theta Chi brothers will enjoy the house. Were celebrating our centennial in 2016, he said, so it feels good knowing that well be positioned at UF for the next 100 years. HOUSE, from page 1LO OCAL SALES HAVE DECREASED BY ABOUT 20 PERCENT. RJ SCHAFFERAlligator Contributing WriterThe College Poster Sale Company has posted up somewhere else. The poster sale has moved down to the ground feels the move has hurt his sales. York native said. A lot of our business is impulse buying. They see the posters lying on the table, and they come over and buy it. Were still doing OK down here, but were not doing quite as well as we would have at the Colonnade. The exhibit is a traveling poster sale exhibit based out of Yonkers, N.Y., that makes trips to various colleges around the country. The company has been a regular to UF for about three decades with the majority of sales taking place on what used to be the Reitz Union Colonnade. The poster sales new area is tucked away in a spot with less has decreased sales by about 20 percent. The poster sale is something that I look forward to every time it comes, said 19-year-old accounting sophomore Nikki Masse. I wasnt even aware that the poster sale was here until the third day, and thats unfortunate. Many students were totally unaware. I didnt really know about the location change, said 19year-old psychology sophomore Melissa LaRosa. I think people dont walk by this (the new location) as much as they did the other location. The university approached Apostolou prior to construction beginning and offered him options for the next step for his business. One option was being fully outside, something that concerned Apostolou due to Gainesvilles weather. Reitz Union Executive Director Eddie Daniels said the university kept the organizations in the Reitz Union in mind while going into the construction process. With all of the student involvement on campus, Daniels said he thinks it is imperative that they have a space to be able to thrive in the future. We are the student union, Daniels said. If were not doing things that are appealing to students and that students enjoy being engaged in, then were not doing our job.Poster sale previously on Reitz Colonnade hung up on new location KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff Writerkvarn@alligator.orgPlanned Parenthood of North Florida welcomed its newest president and CEO Thursday night at at a reception in Gainesville. Elizabeth Fraley, who hails from Californias Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, is replacing Staci Fox, who moved up to head Planned Parenthood Southeast. Fraley said she looks forward to tackling issues experienced by women in the South. Theyre the types of issues that we werent dealing with in California because its a very different environment, she said. I felt that I could be much more effective here than in California. Planned Parenthood of North Florida has three centers in North Florida, including the Gainesville Health Center, which has seen about 3,100 patient visits out of a region total of 8,100 visits so far this year. As the newest leader of the region, Fraley said one of her goals is accepting outside insurance before more women become eligible for and receive health insurance with the implementation of President Obamas AffordMany Planned Parenthood centers across the country already accept outside insurance, she said, and other Florida centers are in contracts with insurance companies to start allowing this. Fraley said she plans to springboard North Florida to this point. Im very glad to be in a position where I can affect change so that women who are newly insured under the Affordable Care Act can continue to come to Planned Parenthood for very much needed reproductive services, she said, adding that women who are still uninsured can continue coming after 2014 begins. UF telecommunication and history sophomore Kylie Lacusky, president of UF Voices for Planned Parenthood club, said she agrees with the directives Fraley outlined. It would ... be a service to the UF and Gainesville community if the Gainesville clinic accepted outside insurance, the 19year-old said. Ms. Fraleys goals could have a lot of positive impact on our area, which were very grateful for as a club. Fraley also plans to bring her region upto-date with electronic record keeping and education program expansion. And a couple years down the road, she anticipates offering limited primary care so women can be treated for more than reproductive issues.Planned Parenthood director recognized in Gainesville ASHLEY AUTUMN CRANEAlligator Contributing WriterCoffee shop owners in some major cities are waging war on the laptop squatter, but in Gainesville, its the least of business owners worries. Shops in cities like New York, Boston and San Francisco are sealing power outlets, implementing passive aggressive signage and segregating laptop users to restricted areas. But Gainesville business owners are more focused on economic development. Were just happy if people are even buying stuff, said Roth Conrad, a barista at Maudes Classic Cafe. Issues associated with customers who considerably from the surrounding actual squatters who make no purchases. Its mostly the homeless dudes who fall asleep in the B-room [back room of the caf], said Simon Nash, who has worked as a Maudes barista for a year. But its also annoying when people leave their trash behind from Mochi and Starbucks. Gainesville establishments like Maudes have few policies regarding Wi-Fi usage that are actually enforced. It should be understood that if youre a coffee shop, a huge amount of your business is centered around people using WiFi, Nash said. Theres jokes about whether were actually a coffee shop at all. Were more of a venue for chain-smoking and people watching. Some local establishments are slightly more restrictive. At Coffee Culture, the Wi-Fi password changes daily and can only be obtained with a receipt after purchase. When connecting to the Wi-Fi provided at Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate, users are greeted with a message on their laptop screens reading Dont be a camper. Camping is way different when customers actually make a purchase, said Volta barista Meghan Marvin. We have customers who come in every day, order like a pot of coffee and sit for hours. Keeping this long-staying clientele is both essential to the business and pleasant to work around, she said. I actually really appreciate being able to be a part of all of the work happening around me, said Marvin. he spends about six to eight hours in coffee shops on an average weekend. The coffee is almost a formality, rite of passage than the reason I am here.We-Fi: Using cafes Internet OK Camping is way different when customers actually make a purchase.Meghan MarvinVolta barista

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5Jennifer Cole / AlligatorBuilding MemoriesRecreation, parks and tourism junior Paige Gross, right, and biology senior Matt Seskin, center, paint the 34th Street Wall with friends Sunday in memory of Lauren Marcus, a recent UF graduate who died Aug. 19. BRIANA ERICKSONAlligator Contributing WriterA local agency for veterans is currently accepting applications for foster caregivers or angels, as Don Nolder calls them. A 77-year-old Marine Corps veteran, Nolder recently moved to a lake house in Keystone Heights to live with Theresa Dunn and her husband. A military incident left him restricted to a wheelchair, and it became harder for him to live independently. I couldnt do things that most people take for granted, Nolder said. Foster Home Program in Jacksonville, and once it was set up in Gainesville, The Veterans Health System recently expanded its Medical Foster Home Program for veterans who cant live alone due to health problems. The nationwide program launched locally in October 2012. Since then, the Gainesville-area program has been in touch with 25 prospective caregivers but just recentknew he was family, Dunn said. Nolder said the move has been a positive change. My daughter notices the change in my voice when I talk on the phone, he said. Im not depressed. Its just a wonderful life here. Tanya Fookes, a local coordinator for the program, called offering foster home care a labor of love. She said applicants must have a history in caregiving, own or rent their home and pass a background check plus a series of inspections. A lot of people seem to be confused with the role of caregivers. Its very rewarding, said Dunn, a former Nolder refers to her as his angel. Theresa impacts me every day she feeds me, Nolder said, laughing. Its just good to know she is there, and all I have to do is holler.Veterans program makes LOCAL IT TEACHES ABOUT FIVE STUDENTS A WEEK. EMILY BUCHANANAlligator Contributing WriterA local drivers education agency, which frequently teaches international students how to drive, recently received North Central Florida Safety cial driving program located at 3710 NW 51st St., had been operating with just one vehicle. Edwin Gardner, a drivers training instructor at the program, said he was worried when the old car started having problems. With the constant parking, three-point turns and heavy braking, he said the damage to the vehicle can get expensive. The last thing to go out on the car was the turn signals, Gardner said. Thats when we realized we need a new vehicle soon. But to solve the woes, the driving program received a 2013 Chevy Impala to use for lessons, said Jeff Sims, the programs executive director. He said the new vehicle was necessary to continue offering drivers ed to local students. There are many international students that move to Gainesville for school, he said, and they dont have much family or friends, or in some cases, many places to practice driving so they come to us. Gardner said he teaches While the majority of his students is college-aged, he said half a dozen professors during the past two months have come to him. One was from Russia. In one incident, Gardner said, he taught an international student who had never before been in a car. I have learned so much over the years, he said. The variety of students are from all over the place. Jorge Gomez, a 20-year-old UF business administration junior, said the importance of learning how to drive when coming to a new country is essential. When I came to this country, I knew how to drive, but many people dont, he said. Its important to learn the rules of the road. international students, expandsLOCAL BROOKE AUSTILLAlligator Contributing WriterA government building in downtown Gainesville is undergoing renovations to improve the appearance of the area. The Wilson Building, located at 30 E. University Ave., houses space for local court services and VisitGainesville, an organization dedicated to tourism and marketing for Alachua County. Donald Flemming, the construction site manager with Charles Perry Partners Inc., said the renovations include painting and adding windows. Roland Loog, the director of VisitGainesville, said the renovations could kick off a trend. You work hard to make your downtown a nice city center, Loog said. As the government building improves the storefront, other storefronts will follow. For now, the building stands with boarded windows and metal scaffolding masking the storefront, which slightly constricts sidewalk space. But Tracy Shank, a frequent downtown visitor, said the narrower sidewalk has not become an issue. I work near the downtown area, and I have noticed the construction. The use of the sidewalk is still quite accessible, Shank said. Loog said he has not heard any complaints about the sidewalk. The only thing I have seen is someone get splashed by an RTS bus after a heavy rain due to the smaller sidewalk, Loog said. He said overall the improvements will be worthwhile. The nicer the storefronts, the better it is for downtown, Loog said. undergoing renovations COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgAs a newer Reitz Union goes up, the construction is slowing some students and faculty down. With the colonnade entrance from the North Lawn and the path from the Reitz Union bus stop fenced off, the construction is wheelchairs. Katie Shepherd used to arrive at the Reitz Union bus stop with 15 minutes to get to class. Now, the 20-year-old health education and behavior junior, who uses a wheelchair, must be on campus almost half an hour before her class. I know they cant just make a path through the construction, she said. The Reitz Union is now only accessible through the entrances near Subway, Wells Fargo and the Welcome Center on Museum Road. Students and faculty in wheelchairs must go through a series of elevators and pathways to get to the other side of the building. The UF Americans with Disabilities Act from students. It is a pain, but it is still fully accessible, he said. People with mobility disabilities have to go out of their way to get around. ferent stages of the design process for every construction project on campus. The ADA Project Manager Cydney McGlothlin to make sure the construction arrangements were compliant with ADA standards. The renovated Reitz Union will have acsaid always posed a challenge for students in wheelchairs. You work hard to make your downtown a nice city center.Roland Loogdirector of VisitGainesville There are many international students that move to Gainesville for school, and they dont have much family or friends, or in some cases, many places to practice driving so they come to us.Jeff SimsSafety Council executive director

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Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 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. 44 TOTAL VOTES81% YES 19% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgFridays question: Have you ever bought a lottery ticket? Todays question: Do you have a tattoo? More Miley: It can stop, and it must stopNothing new can be said about Miley Cyrus racy VMA performance, and the world is sick of hearing about it anyway. All six and a half minutes of uncomfortable dancing have been broken down, mocked and raked for deeper meaning. The issue Cyrus embodied as she sashayed around the stage in latex is this: Girls cant discern what it means to grow up today. Cyrus has been grooming herself to step away from the Hannah Montana image Disney carefully constructed during her early career. this performance, painting the transition to adulthood While that might be true in some outstanding cases, young America has to know its not the norm. The problem with being an artist today is the automatic position of power. Artists become role models by default, and while they can dance with molly and be bout whatever life young people watching with wide eyes. Weve all seen young girls dressed in too-small clothes, wearing more makeup than they could ever need. They learn their bodies are their most important tools. Its media-induced behavior to be leaner, prettier and now sexier by age 20. If young women cant distinguish maturity from sexuality, we have a major problem on our hands. Both have their place, but they are not synonymous. Growing up and becoming an adult shouldnt entail sexcapading across the stage in minimal clothing, bumping, grinding and motorboating every sentient creature along the way. Outrageous, overt sexuality is not interchangeable with maturity. Across the concert hall at the VMAs sat Selena net and, not surprisingly, mirrors that of the general public. Instead of dumping on Miley Cyrus, we should turn our attention to Selena Gomez if only because she is MileyCyrus-gone-right. Both raised on Disneys airwaves, both are known actresses and songstresses. The difference lies in presentation. Gomezs single Come and Get It is undeniably sensual, but at least it tries to be low-key. She wore plenty of clothing in the video, and the dancing isnt all racy. Shes clearly not a little girl anymore, but she puts out Cyrus. Perhaps a Disney starlet focus group would be benvaledictorians. After all, it was Gomez who left with a Moonman and her dignity. Miley Cyrus is and we may need to see the paperwork on this an adult. Any girl navigating the years between child and adult needs a role model, but stars publicizing their own journey in terms of twerking and ratchet culture only serve to make it a hazier trip. This is just one event, the culmination of a larger ideology being preached to young women. Growing up does not look like Amanda Bynes. It is not friends with Lindsay Lohan. It has nothing to do with Miley Cyrus. On the backside of the VMAs, we know two things with clarity: The only blurred line that was executed successfully on that stage was the one between pornography and a duet, and Selena Gomez hired the better manager. Katie McPherson is an English junior. Her column runs on Tuesdays.Dont be afraid: Seamus Heaney diesS afraid. This weekend, the world remembered the Irish Nobel laureate following his death Friday. He was 74 years old. Heaney, widely regarded as the best Irish poet since W.B. Yeats, is known as the poet of soil and strife his work illustrated both the stark landscape of Northern Ireland and ongoing Irish troubles such as violent political struggles. According to the Guardian, Rock stars mixed with presidents and prime ministers, politicians, poets and painters as about 1,000 people packed into the Heaney familys parish church in the Donnybrook district of south Dublin. Monsignor Brendan Devlin delivered the homily at Heaneys funeral Mass in Dublin yesterday. He called Heaney the articulator of years of pain in the North. According to the Poetry Foundations Seamus Heaney page, Heaney makes you see, hear, smell, taste this life, which in his words is not provincial, but parochial; provincialism hints at the minor or the mediocre, but all parishes, rural or urban, week correspondent Jack Kroll. In addition to earning critical success he won the 1995 Nobel Prize in literature Heaney was a rarity: a best-selling poet. His books made up two-thirds of the sales of living poets in the U.K. In Blake Morrisons critical guide to Heaneys poems, Seamus Heaney, he notes that the author is that rare thing, a poet rated highly by critics and academics yet popular with the common reader. In addition to bringing accessible poetry to the contemporary literary world, his plain-speaking translation of the epic poem Beowulf won the Whitbread Book of the Year award cording to The Week UK. Prior to Heaneys 1999 translation, the Anglo-Saxon epic poem was read mostly (and often reluctantly) by students of English Literature, The Week UK stated. Unfortunately, poetry is rarely in the news or the general consciousness, for that matter. Furthermore, its a shame that only important events, like deaths of major poets, bring peoples attention to poetry, since its an important art form often forgotten beyond high school English classes. As Lawrence Ferlinghetti wrote in Poetry as Insurgent Art, Poetry is a naked woman, a naked man, and the distance between them. Beyond that, poetry roots us in the past. It breathes life into history and, as Percy Bysshe Shelley said, Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world. best-known poems, Digging: Julia Glum EDITOR Matthew Riva Samantha Shavell MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Katie McPhersonopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7The tragic events in Syria have dominated the news as of late. Thousands of people wondering whether the American government will intervene. According to recent leaks, the United States government seems ready to launch three days worth of cruise missiles at Syria. According to the Washington Post, President Obama is weighing a military strike against Syria that would be of limited scope and duration, designed to serve as punishment for Syrias use of chemical weapons and as a deterrent, while keeping the United States out of deeper involvement in that countrys civil war, Before we start beating the drums of military intervention, we have to address many unanswered questions. What message is America sending to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad? A year ago, President Obama warned Syrias use of chemical weapons against its own people White House spokesman Jay Carney went on to say that Obamas goal is not a Syrian regime change. Now a year used, Obama retracted his idealism. Who are our friends in Syria, and what threat does the nation pose to us? America has helped the rebels in Syria by giving them humanitarian aid and weapons. We do not know if we will get the weapons back or who will end up with them. With radical forces hostile to the United States enemies to power if we should take down Assad? The country has not declared war on us and has not attacked us directly. How much will intervention cost? Americas economy is still in poor shape, and the governments debt continues to rise. Many Americans do not think we should be spending money on a foreign nation while our infrastructure, schools and communities require help. Why are nations surrounding Syria not intervening? One would think the countries surrounding an unstable nation of refugees would be intervening in some way. Turkey once encouraged direct action in Syria but has done no such thing. The oil-rich country of Jordan wants a diplomatic solution to the crisis instead of an attack. The countries seem to be waiting for America to do the dirty work. Despite the many unanswered questions this predicacan service member is killed while carrying out the air strikes, the conversation will drastically change. The warThe second thing we know is the administration does not seem to have an overall plan of action. They were unable to control foreign policy leaks, and they do not have a consistent message to give to Assad. An attack on Syria seems to leave America open for a retaliatory strike from either a Russian warship in the Mediterranean or from Syrias The administration lacks an exit strategy. Suppose Obama approves the airstrike and Assad is removed from power what happens next? Will the country be engulfed in chaos? Will another civil war break out, or will Syria turn into Libya 2.0? Will America be forced to build a nation American foreign policy during the past decade has overestimated our strength and has intervened in the world too much. While America has the strongest military and economy in the world, we are not an invincible nation. America was not founded 200 years ago to be the police country, we should not be involved. Giving humanitarian aid is one thing launching cruise missiles is a completely track, we must render unto Syria what belongs to Syria and not intervene. Michael Beato is a UF economics sophomore. His column runs on Tuesdays. ColumnS and are interested in doing so, this probably isnt the column for you. As AMCs hit television show Breaktumultuous episodes, fans of the show are Walter White truly is. Actor Bryan Cranston portrays a highschool-teacher-turned-drug-kingpin as a ruthless crime lord, willing to lie, steal, kill and harm anyone who gets in the way of his methamphetamine empire. At this the seemingly harmless chemistry teacher from a few short seasons ago. about a middle-class husband, father and teacher who takes the low road to high choice after facing death. The show begins with White, a humble chemistry teacher, learning he has lung public school teacher, he cant cover the costs of necessary treatments and cant provide his family a nest egg if and when he succumbs to the disease. Living in a hotbed of meth activity, White discovers by making high-quality meth, he can pay for his treatment and build that nest egg for his wife, son and unborn daughter with maybe a little extra to spare. mayhem, violence, drug use and tendency to sit on the edge of your seat during the ing critique on the cost of health care in the United States and the low pay of our public school teachers. What if White made decent money or might not exist in a country that actually paid its teachers their full worth and had a health care system that didnt regularly bankrupt families when somebody gets sick? According to the National Education century, teachers in Florida saw their salaries decrease by about 7 percent, the sixthlargest decrease in the country. The average starting salary for a public school teacher in Florida is $35,236, ranking 19th out of the 50 states. The average overall salary for a teacher in Florida is $45,732, leaving the state near the bottom. According to the NEA, Salaries are important for attracting, developing and keeping a top-notch teaching force in place in 2001-02 through 2011-12, the buying power Just to put a teachers wages into perspective, in 2012, the average pay of a CEO for one of the top 350 companies in the United States was $14.1 million. Once you consider the cost of treating cancer with chemotherapy, prescription medications, radiation and other forms of treatment, you could be facing a cost of several thousand dollars per month in order to beat the disease. Can you really blame White for giving up on his teaching career for a life of crime? People shouldnt pursue a career of cooking meth in order to pay for their health care, and they shouldnt even have ample is far-fetched and highly unlikely, in reality, it raises serious questions about the growing disparities between the wealthy and the middle class or whats left of it. The Affordable Care Act tries mightily to end the madness of disease bankrupting families, but as with most major reforms, it faces major challenges. For the American economy to fully recover and for the middle class of this nation to grow and thrive, tional ones like Walter White dont have to rely on illicit means to pay for health care. We are a better country than that, and should not lose everything just because they get sick. Some may prefer a youre-on-yourand its certainly not American. Finally, if you dont watch Breaking ately. Joel Mendelson is a UF graduate student in political campaigning. His column usually runs on Mondays. Breaking Bad: an insightful critique of American health careColumn Joel Mendelsonopinions@alligator.org Michael Beatoopinions@alligator.org

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8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffStraight ShootingWill Yeguete, a senior forward for Florida basketball, shoots during a beer pong match Saturday morning at the Levin College of Law tailgate. Yeguete and Patric Young were at the tailgate to raise awareness about Kaedyn The Superhero, a documentary on a 3-year-old cancer survivor the two players befriended. SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writer sstewart-muniz@alligator.orgUFs Phi Sigma Kappa chapter is under new rule in an effort to boost its numbers. Jack Causseaux, associate director of sorority and fraternity affairs, said although the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity has had a charter at UF since 1951, membership for the fraternity has dipped troublingly low. Decreasing numbers have caused the headquarters in Indianapolis to send representatives to bolster the ranks. It isnt unheard of for things like this to happen, Causseaux said. The fraternity has been here the whole time. They just havent had that many people recently. The Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity had leased after the lease ended, its low numbers caused them to slip into obscurity, he said. The fraternitys national headquarters appointed UF sophomore Michael Lang as chapter president. Lang, a 19-year-old applied kinesiology and physiology major, said his term as chapter president began three weeks ago with six members. But he has already boosted enrollment to nity will also be participating in Rush Week. Lang said he was tired of how other fraternities are run, and the relatively large due payments bother him. His dues are $400 a semester, compared to the UF Inter-Fraternity Councils average of $2,800. Justin Shifrin, a 20-year-old accounting junior and public relations director for the IFC, said the chapter is trying to make more of a presence on campus. Were happy that theyre trying to come on and make more of an identity for themselves, he said. Although the fraternity doesnt currently have a house, Lang is looking at properties close to campus to house his members.Phi Sigma Kappa rushing to make presence known on campusIt has been at UF since 1951 HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgIn what activists characterize as an uphill battle to end mountaintop coal removal, local organization Gainesville Loves Mountains has planted Following months of negotiations, the group will present a proposed ordinance to ban the use of mountaintop-removal coal to the City Commission on Sept. 12. The ordinance would prohibit Gainesville Regional Utilities from buying coal mined from mountaintops, which uses less manpower to harvest the resources. Jason Fults, co-founder of Gainesville Loves Mountains, said because the commission acts as the board of directors for Gainesville Regional Utilities, its approval is crucial for banning mountaintop removal. The group has been circulating a petition that has collected about 1,200 signatures. Gainesville Loves Mountains has also set its sights on the energy provider contract for UF an issue Kaydrianne Young, a volunteer for the group, said is related to mountaintop coal removal. Theres actually a connection between what were doing in the larger community and what we want to see at UF, she said. We have to realize how were connected to other people and things. We cant stay in the UF bubble. Young, a UF sociology senior, said students need to understand what their tuition money is funding because UFs energy contract is currently provided by Duke Energy the same company engaged in mountaintop coal removal. Fults said that because UFs long-standing contract with Duke Energy, previously Progress Energy, soon expires, he is attempting to meet with UFs Sustainability Committee to get the conversation about contract renewal brewing. A lot of the UF community doesnt know what they should know about Duke before they make a contract, he said. UF has ambitious sustainability goals, and they cant meet those goals with Duke. Duke Energy is not the same as Progress Energy was, Fults said, and people should understand what they are agreeing to before they vote to renew the contract. Commissioner Thomas Hawkins said hes supportive of the ordinance, but it has a long way to go before it could pass. Mountaintop removal mining is very destructive to environment and to communities to which it occurs, he said. If we can stop we should do to our best to investigate it fully. There needs to be more conversations and details that need to be worked out that affect how we would implement a policy.Activists link UF energy, mountaintop removal DANIELA GELATKAAlligator Contributing WriterMore than 600 students can say goodbye to bland bedrooms. The Reitz Union Rion Ballpopcorn, students chattering and music playing in the background as students decorated everything from mugs and cowboy hats to corkboards and mason jars at the second annual Bling Out Your Bedroom event Thursday. But with double the amount of students expected to participate, the Reitz Union Board Entertainment-hosted event ran out of materials half an hour before the event was supposed to end. ed our expectations, said David OLeary, a 21-year-old business administration senior and co-director of RUB Entertainment. We anticipated about 300 students and over 600 showed up. The organization used student fees to help fund the event. Bling Out Your Bedroom cost about $2,500, OLeary said. Making a treasure chest is not as easy as I thought, said Vinnie Loos, an 18-year-old psychology freshman. But having to go around asking people for supplies is a great way to meet people. Madison Pello, a 19-year-old health science sophomore and member of RUB Entertainment, said this event was especially popular because the Inter-Residence Hall Association helped promote the event. RUB events are a great way for students to get active, said OLeary, and every event RUB hosts is free for students.Dorm-decorating event runs out of bling Causseaux LOCAL cr CRIME KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff WriterGainesville Police arrested Freeman J. Polite, of Hawthorne, container of alcohol. He was walking on Southeast 11th Avenue an aluminum can protruding from a brown paper bag. From Rails to Trails Conservancy, Freeman ran into the woods. Once police caught up with him, he admitted to running away and throwing a 16 ounce can of Natural Ice beer away, according to the arrest report. While booking Polite at the jail, police found his car keys. Oftwo grams of crack as well as drug paraphernalia. He was arrested Saturday on charges of having an open container and resisting without violence.Two Ocala men were arrested Saturday after a resident of Southwest First Avenue and her guests felt threatened by two men they didnt know standing on the sidewalk. Leslie Ann Cleaver called police and told them the men who stood in the dark watching her and her friends in the front yard seemed to be casing her house to rob it later, according to the arrest report. At about 9 p.m., Gainesville hara arrested 27-year-old Ualthan Bigby Jr. and 25-year-old William James Ross Naugler on charges of loitering and prowling. In the report, Visvambhara wrote that the men could not alleviate my fears of why they were in the neighborhood.Weekend arrests: open container and prowling near a house

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 EXPERIMENTS TESTED BALANCE AND DECISION-MAKING. ISHA CHOKSIAlligator Contributing WriterUF student Isabella Llano said that as a sister of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, she wears high heels a lot. I feel that wearing heels makes you make smarter decisions in general, said the 19-year-old UF international studies sophomore. A recent study by Brigham Young University suggests that wearing high heels can help people make smarter purchases. According to the study, having a heightened sense of balance contributes to making mid-range items instead of higher-end items. As part of the study, co-authors Jeff Larson and Darron Billeter, both assistant professors of marketing at BYU, conducted different experiments testing the correlation between balance and decision-making. One such experiment had consumers stand on one foot while considering a printer purchase. Larson said he wanted to see how physical states affect decision-making. I chose balance because its the primary physical sensation. When you wear heels, you focus on being balanced physically, which forces you to choose more balanced products as well, Larson said. Christina Hunt, a 19-year-old UF journalism sophomore and a Phi Mu sorority sister, doesnt agree with the study. Honestly, I think it sounds strange, she said. Perhaps, if youre really good at walking in heels, but a lot of women have trouble walking in them and are more balyoure in a rush to get home and dont buy anything.High heel wearers have step up on shopping decisionsLIFESTYLE HANNAH MORSEAlligator Contributing WriterA recent bill passed by the Arkansas Senate to limit body art procedures evoked frenzied online comments many negative but some of Gainesvilles own tattoo artists see the other side of the legislation. Such procedures banned by the new bill out ink, and dermal implants, solid shapes placed underneath the skin, according to Arkansas Senate Bill 387. Jack Salesses, a Gainesville tattoo artist at Valkyries Tattoo & Body Piercing, located at 2226 NW Eighth Court, said he is in favor of the safety the regulation provides. Banning? No. Legislation? Yes, Salesses said of the bill, now being passed to the House. There should be very strict guidelines and licensing requirements. Collin Jordan, a 26-year-old tattoo artist at Inked Tattoo, located at 1410 NW 13th St., said he thinks the bill is closed-minded. At a certain point, you stop judging, and if that person wants to express themselves What both Salesses and Jordan are more concerned with are people called scratchers. Scratchers are people that dont really know how to tattoo or draw. They just bought a machine, and theyre sitting at their house, Jordan said. In January 2012, Florida made regulations that require licensing with the Florida Department of Health, which includes a four-page checklist from the health department, licensing fees, continuing education and obtaining a biomedical waste permit. Prior to that, only body piercing required a license. The biggest concern to me is that [scratchers] are destroying peoples skin, Jordan said. Because tattooing in Florida is highly regulated, Salesses said he wishes state government enforced heavier penalties for those who tattoo without a license. The current adGet the right people in [the board], the right education and the right legislation, and put some bite behind it, Salesses said. Arkansas body art bill leaves a mark on Gainesville locals

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 12-4-71-1 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 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. Non Smoking. No Pets. Call Thomas, (407) 405-7570. 9-5-13-6-1 1BR APT $395/moSmall pet ok. Call 352-372-1201 or 352-2133901 12-4-13-71-2 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 12-4-13-71-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-11-13-167-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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. 12-4-1371-2 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 12-4-13-71-2 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 9-30-13-28-2LAKEWOOD 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 12-4-13-71-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 9-10-13-71-2 Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. 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 REDUCED! AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY WON'T LAST! 3 large bedrooms in spacious home. Perfect for grad students. 5 mins to UF. wood flrs, Laundry facilities. $475/mo share utilities. Call NOW! 352-284-0979 9-30-13-29-2 3BR/2.5BA, 1500 sq.ft. townhome. Near law school & Oaks Mall. W/D, DW, disposal, fireplace, carport. Quiet area. Recently remodeled & cleaned. Pool/tennis/clubhouse. Avail now. $995/mo. 561-715-3106, 352-214-0389 9-4-13-10-2 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! 705 NW 10th Avenue 3BR + den/1BA + vanity Beautiful, spacious home with front/back porch, Short bike to UF, good neighborhood, A/C, W/D, NS, NPets, $1,200/month+utilities Call (352) 275-1259 10-3-13-30-2 Campus Edge 1 Bedroom Top Floor. Pool Fitness Room, w/d, a/c, d/w, micro,stainless steel appliances, new carpeting. No smoking no pets. Quiet Apt! Available now. $750 904210-5888 9-30-13-27-2 3BR/2.5BA LUXURY TOWNHOUSE. Unfurnished, 1650 sq ft. Eagle Trace, NW 29th Rd. No pets. $1225/mo + deposit. 352316-1164 9-5-13-10-2 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 9-16-13-15-2 2BR1BA cent A/C mobile home on shady lot on busline. Laundry room, No pets. From $375 $450/mo. Incl water. 1st 1/2 month free rent. 4546 NW 13th St. 376-5887 9-3022-2 Apt. in male 4/4. Private BR and bath. Walk to UF. New construction, gym, pool, covered parking, movie room. $559/month includes utilities. Call 850-459-0560 9-5-13-10-3 REDUCED! AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY WON'T LAST! 3 large bedrooms in spacious home. Perfect for grad students. 5 mins to UF. wood flrs, Laundry facilities. $475/mo share utilities. Call NOW! 352-284-0979 9-30-13-29-4 Enhance your educational experience. Studious female needed in 4br 4ba Countryside condo. On the bus line with plenty of parking. $375mo. Call agent for details 352-367-2669 9-913-10-4 NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-4-71-5 BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-4-13-71-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-4-13-71-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-4-13-71-6 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. 12-4-71-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-4-71-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-4-13-71-6 Quality furniture liquidation staging business clearance sale. Low priced lr, dr, br sets etc. Fri & Sat 9-12 at 4445 SW 35th Ter #280 or call 283-1083. 9-10-8-6 BED FULL SIZE Box springs & mattress. No stains. DOUBLE DRESSER with mirror. $250 for all. 378-0163 9-4-3-6 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 ClassifiedsUF Surplus On-Line Auctionsare underwaybikes, computers, furniture, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: SURPLUS.UFL.EDU 392-0370 12-4-13-71-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy or Sell!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 12-4-13-71-10 PARKING 60 SECONDS FROM UFLocated adjacent to McDonalds. 1 blk north of University Ave on NW 13th St. Call 352538-2454 for rates. 9-4-13-10-10 Sunday, September 15th 12-4pm Tickets at solutionsbridal.com 9-13-13-12-10 ATTENTION STUDENTS! Need more ENERGY? Promote delicious healthy energy drink. Incredible income, set own hours. 206-350-9584; www.freebeforedegree.com 9-6-4-10 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. 12-4-13-71-11 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 12-4-13-71-11 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 12-4-13-71-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! 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Close to Campus, Lowest Prices. 633 NW 13th St. 352-373-8823 12-4-71-11 12-4-13-71-11 STREITS MOTORSPORTS Honda Yamaha Suzuki Triumph 4820 NW 13th St 376-2637 Factory Trained/Certified Techs www.streits.com 12-4-13-71-11 ccmotorcycletraining.com 2 days $150 weekdays or weekends G-ville/Starke 352-331-0131 train on motorcycles or scooters State certified Co & Trainers 9-11-13-1511 RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM Gville's Japanese cycle specialists since 1998. Guaranteed work, best labor rates ($60/hr) Service-Parts-Accy. We have your tires. MonFri 10-6. 352-377-6974. 518 SE 2nd St. 124-75-11 Unload your lot. 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CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS & VANS 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 12-4-71-12 08 NISSAN QUEST $10,999 05 CHEVY IMPALA $8999 04 VOLVO S40 $8999 04 SUZUKI SL7 $10,999 352-375-9090 12-4-71-12

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ALLIGATOR 04 JEEP CHEROKEE $8999 07 DODGE NITRO $11,999 05 NISSAN ALTIMA $9999 07 NISSAN SENTRA $11,999 352-375-9090 12-4-71-12CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Brandy 352-771-6191 12-4-13-71-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4009 12-4-71-13UF 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 12-4-71-13 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 32604CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 12-413-71-13 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 9-6-13-71-13 OPERATION CATNIPVOLUNTEERS NEEDED caring for cats assisting with surgery days working in the office SUPPLIES NEEDED paper towels postage stamps cat food cat litter rubbing alcohol super glue gel TAX DEDUCTABLE DONATIONS Each cat receives care that costs apporimately $40. Every little bit helps! UPCOMING SPAY DAYS: September 8th October 27th December 8th Call 352-376-6647 or Visit www.nmhp.net, or Email ocgainesville @gmail.com This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. WEB PRODUCTIONSeeking staff members for the web production team at alligator.org. Interested candidates should possess the following: Familiarity with media production tools such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, etc. Familiarity with a web-based CMS and/or web coding basics will receive extra consideration. An ability to learn and work with new programs quickly and efficiently Deep interest in the growth and development of new media Skill in producing not only the written, but audio and visual components of media segments and graphics. The desire to make a lasting impact on a UF tradition in a shifting media landscape. Send all inquiries with resume direct to Kelcee Griffis, Managing Editor/Online at kgriffis@alligator.org BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-4-13-71-14 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 12-4-1371-14 Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida is conducting a research study for women 20-40 yo on birth control pills. Compensation given. For details call Candy at 273-9023 12-4-13-71-14 CUTTING-EDGE UF RESEARCH STUDY Smokers wanted (1 pack a day for 5 years) Periodontal (gum line) sampling only 5 visits over 2 years; up to 1.5 hr each visit FREE oral exam, up to $160 compensation Call: 352-392-2945 12-4-13-71-14 STAY IN GAINESVILLE A 35 year old publishing company in Gainesville is looking for the following candidates: Software Developer Linux Administrator Customer Service/Sales Reps Marketing/Sales Accounting Editor Accounting Assistant Aviation Marketing Construction Assistant Proofreader Videographer Full or part time. Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment. 9-4-13-3414 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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 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 Manager & Sales help wanted for Bailey's Powerhouse Gym. Need some knowledge of health & fitness plus a desire to help others. 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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG The Florida volleyball team began its season with three consectuive wins during the weekend. Read the story on page 15. PHIL HEILMAN Alligator Staff Writer@phillip_heilman Gideon Ajagbe did not play a snap for the Gators in 2012. But after switching from linebacker to fullback during the offseason, Ajagbe has seen his role increase rapidly. He started years, Ajagbe said Saturday. For me to be a starter today, all credit goes to [God]. With Florida leading 17-6 late in the third quarter, quarterback Jeff Driskel threw a tackler, he pushed forward for 12 yards and found Ajagbe open, and the junior plunged into the end zone to increase UFs lead to 246. es for 16 yards and a touchdown. He also yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. Hes done an outstanding job blocking, protecting (and) catching the football, Muschamp said of Ajagbe. Hes a guy that has really blossomed in the position. Thats guys at different spots and see what they can do. For Ajagbe, who is known by teammates as the Nigerian Nightmare, changing posuffering a torn rotator cuff as a freshman in 2010, an injury that forced him to redshirt, he returned and played four games on spein 2012. Muschamp encouraged him to work at fullback during the summer, a change that UFs starting fullback, works to get fully healthy following a hamstring injury. Im just happy that I could contribute, next week or if Hunter starts, Ill play hard, and Ill play my role. Thats what matters. Added Muschamp: Hes been a huge addition for us. The thing about Gideon is hes got length. He can play the fullback pous, which he didnt play as much Saturday because of Hunters situation. Updated depth chart: Florida released its two-deep depth chart for Miami on Monday. Matt Jones is now listed as UFs No. 1 running back; Antonio Morrison is listed behind Mike Taylor at the Mike linebacker spot. Jones missed Floridas 24-6 season-openThe sophomore running back participated in warm-ups with the team and is expected to start against Miami. (I) feel pretty good about his progress, Muschamp said. As we work through the week, well be able to know how much he will be able to contribute, but he certainly will play. Morrison sat out Saturday due to a onelowing the sophomore linebackers pair of offseason arrests. He brings certain physicality to our foottor at the linebacker position, Muschamp said, which for us is critical because you relay the calls. was suspended Saturday and will be forced to sit out two more games, is no longer listed on the depth chart. Getting healthy: were the only players Muschamp mentioned during a run-down of injuries Monday. is expected to play Saturday. Easley and Humphries are expected to return to practice Tuesday. We feel pretty good about where we are, Muschamp said. Gators cut: reduce rosters to 53 players on Saturday, the weekend. The New England Patriots cut Tim Tebow Ajagbe enjoying bigger role after offseason position switch Hes a guy that has really blossomed in the position. Thats why youve always got to try and cross-train guys at different spots and see what they can do. Will MuschampUF coachFIRE JOE MORGAN Shooting stars are rare, and lowed humanity to see so much more from space, but catching a glimpse of a shooting star has an exciting, nostalgic edge. I liken that quality to this weekends game between the Gators and the Hurricanes. nearly half a century until the series ended its annual run in 1987. Now, if you blink, youll miss the showdown. Growing up a Gators fan in coach Will Muschamp always the Gators faced off against the Hurricanes. No matter where the game was played, he was hooked. When it was in Miami, I remember watching or listening on the radio, Muschamp when it was here in to get in the stadium somehow. The same cannot be said for Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel, just outside of Orlando nestled between the two schools. I saw Ahmad Black tweet the other day one of the scores to a game that we won, Driskel said. Thats about all I know of the history of Florida-Miami. And at the rate the series is going now with no matchups planned beyond Saturdays game, Driskels successors at Florida will not know much about this Its sad to see a series that includes moments like the Florida goals from Howard Schnellenberger in 1980 and Urban Meyer in 2008 and ex-Gator Brock Berlin leading Miami to a 23-point comeback in 2003 sit dormant. In a perfect world free of logic and red tape, the Hurricanes and Gators would meet annually in a highly anticipated matchup of re-UF-UM rivalry fun to watch but not viable annually Matt Riva / Alligator StaffJunior fullback Gideon Ajagbe (25) blocks during Floridas 24-6 victory against Toledo on Poll ResultsWho will win Floridas season opener against Toledo and by how many points?27.1% UF 8-14 50% UF 15-21 4.3% Toledo > 770 total votesQuotableWatch me some Spongebob, man. Dominique Easley UF defensive lineman on what he watches on TV SEE JOE, PAGE 14 Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan

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14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 surgent powers. But on Floridas end, playing Miami regularly makes little sense for several reasons. The most well-documented issue is money. In order to fund all Gators sports, athletics director Jeremy Foley has said UF needs to play seven home football games per season. In an interview with The Alligator last November, Foley said that Florida has been setting aside money since 2008 to account for playing only six home games this season. Foley told Mark Long of the Associated Press on Monday that the two teams could potentially continue to play at a neutral site. Orlando and Tampa seem like good options. But even if Florida found a way to nancially viable, adding another regular opponent with top-25 potential is just ludicrous. Sure, wed all love to see it, but consider what the Gators have to deal with already from year to year. Georgia, South Carolina, Florida State and LSU arent going anywhere. Also, you have to think that the sleeping giant at Tennessee is eventually going to wake up. And with potential games against Alabama a possibility, I doubt any Gator fans want to battle for Sunshine State supremacy during UFs weeks away from the Southeastern Conference grind. The UF-UM rivalry has a rich history, but it is a relic in college footballs current climate. Even more storied non-conference rivalries like Texas-Texas A&M and Notre Dame-Michigan simply cannot With the jockeying for playoff spots that will begin next season, the margin of error for each is incredibly thin. Florida playing and beating Miami looks good on a postseason resume, but can the Gators count on taking down the Hurricanes every year? Florida-Miami is a good rivalry thats fun to watch, but the schools have a good thing going. I imagine they will continue playing each other intermittently, and whenever they do face off, Im writing about it, and youre reading. JOE, from page 13Matt Riva / Alligator StaffWill Muschamp reacts to a call during Floridas 24-6 victory against Toledo on Saturday Rivals could play at neutral site

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JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer@jczupryn Despite the Gators perfect 3-0 record to begin the season, coach Mary Wise said the team still has a laundry list of imperfections that must be corrected before the Big Four Classic starts Saturday. The season began without a hitch as No. 8 Florida breezed past New Orleans by hitting an even .500 through three sets while holding the Privateers to a -.018 clip, which was the lowest percentage by a UF opponent since Mississippi State hit -.141 on Oct. 26. However, once Florida faced off against LIU-Brooklyn, a team that rode a 19-game winning streak into the NCAA Tournament last year, the Gators returned to earth. In four sets of work, Wises squad committed 12 service errors and 18 attack errors that helped the Blackbirds avoid the sweep and take the third set from the Gators. They played inspired (and) we got a little tentative, Wise said Friday following the match. Now that weve won, we can say it was good for us. Noami Santos-Lamb said the team still has to build a rhythm that only experience can bring. We have newcomers in, we have people who are getting used to being back and getting in pace, the sophomore outside hitter said. So its more about getting to a pace than improving in any set skill. work on its chemistry on the court before heading off to Texas on Wednesday was the Campus USA Saturday. Madison Monserez thought the match against the Blue Devils was important for the team to prove that it can recover after struggling the night before. The junior defensive specialist said the Gators defense, which gave up 14 kills to the Blackbirds in the third set Friday, was a prime example of how much a team can grow within 24 hours of a tough match. digging the deeper balls, she said. And then when we addressed it, we made an adjustment. Were not always going to play the same types of teams. This was a great lesson in regards to adapting and learning how to adjust our game. Tournament caliber teams early in the season is that it provides Florida with reference material as it prepares for the likes of No. 2 Penn State and No. 3 Stanford, Wise said. Last year after sweeping three non-tournament squads in the Campus USA Invitational, UF dropped both its matches in the Big Four Classic the following week. Often times you learn more when your team struggles, Wise said. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15Kan Li / Alligator StaffSophomore outside hitter Noami Santos-Lamb (17) squats to bump the ball during Floridas 3-0 victory against New Orleans on Friday in the OConnell Center. Florida won all three of its weekend matches. GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisandAfter winning last years Southeastern Conference title, Floridas women have not wavered. In their 2013 season debut, the Gators swept the Western Carolina Invitational in Cullowhee, N.C. Strausas second in her career her last victory came in Gainesville at the 2012 Mountain Dew Invitational. Sophomore Julie Macedo, freshman Taylor Tubbs and senior Stephanie Strasser rounded out Macedo, Hayes and Strasser all bested their marks from last years Western Carolina Invitaof each other on Friday. I thought the women came out and did a great job tonight, especially working together as a team throughout the duration of the race, coach Paul Spangler said Friday. Agata, Shelby, Julie, Taylor Floridas men also won their 5K run thanks to senior Mark Parrishs ninth career Gators victory, junior Eddie Garcia placed fourth with a time of Mark Parrish looked very impressive, Spangler said. I was also impressed with Eddie Garcia. We had a very solid effort on the mens side, placBoth teams came out tonight and really did a good job. With the Western Carolina being our need to continue to build on this and keep working hard. We have a lot of important racing on the horizon and well continue to improve as the season progresses. This year marks the third consecutive season Florida opened the season at Western Carolina. It is also the third straight year that both the mens and womens teams began the season by earning victories. With a week to train, the Gators are set to compete in front of their home crowd on Sept. 14 at Mark Bostick Golf Course for the 2013 Mountain This race was a great gauge for where we are at to begin the season, Spangler said. Now we have two weeks before our next race to train. Were looking forward to being on our home course in front of all our Gator fans for the ing SECs in November. UF Cross Country MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator Writer @mmprovenzanoFlorida and Florida International saw yellow Sunday night. Down by several goals on their 4-0 loss to the No. 8 Gators. Despite FIUs rough play, UF never relented as each side collected fouls and yellow cards. The two teams combined for 31 fouls including seven yellow cards. The Gators collected three yellow cards one each on center back Christen Westphal, defender Haley Reeb and goalkeeper Taylor Burke. The yellows given out to FlorBurleigh, who is generally regarded as having a calm demeanor. Despite the unruly nature of the game, she took pride in the fact that her team did not falter against the Panthers physicality. Late in the game, when it got a little chippy, I liked the presence our team brought, Burleigh said. They werent going to back down from anything. The game dictated that we step up and be a little physical and we did just that. The two teams seventh meeting proved to be the most physical. The last time the in-state rivals met was during the 2012 regular season, when one yellow card was issued to FIUs Nikki Rios. The Gators reon the night 13 fewer than Sundays total. This years meeting was the only time Florida collected more fouls than FIU. Despite the hostility in the game, Floridas win improved the against the Panthers. Freshman Pamela Begic, who scored one of Floridas four goals and recorded an assist, said despite the animosity against them, the Gators stuck together to pull out the win. We were talking about improving our execution and we really put our minds toward that goal, Begic said. I think we succeeded as a team.Fouls frustrate GatorsBurleigh Often times you learn more when your team struggles.Mary WiseUF coachsSOCCER

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16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 3 KEY PLAYS 3 KEY PLAYS 3 KEY PLAYS SWAMP STUDS SWAMP STUDS SWAMP STUDS SWAMP STUDS With 3:20 left in the second quarter, running With 3:20 left in the second quarter, running With 3:20 left in the second quarter, running back Mack Brown followed a block from guard back Mack Brown followed a block from guard back Mack Brown followed a block from guard Kyle Koehne, danced through Toledos second Kyle Koehne, danced through Toledos second Kyle Koehne, danced through Toledos second ary and eventually landed into the end zone ary and eventually landed into the end zone ary and eventually landed into the end zone after a 14-yard run. The rushing score, which after a 14-yard run. The rushing score, which after a 14-yard run. The rushing score, which put UF ahead 17-3, was Browns second of the put UF ahead 17-3, was Browns second of the put UF ahead 17-3, was Browns second of the day and his collegiate career. day and his collegiate career. KEY STAT KEY STAT 1 of 13 1 of 13 TURNING POINT TURNING POINT TURNING POINT With 3:34 left in the third quarter, a Florida freshman made the momentum-shifting play With 3:34 left in the third quarter, a Florida freshman made the momentum-shifting play With 3:34 left in the third quarter, a Florida freshman made the momentum-shifting play With 3:34 left in the third quarter, a Florida freshman made the momentum-shifting play With 3:34 left in the third quarter, a Florida freshman made the momentum-shifting play of the day. Rockets quarterback Terrance Owens, who was under pressure, saw his pass of the day. Rockets quarterback Terrance Owens, who was under pressure, saw his pass of the day. Rockets quarterback Terrance Owens, who was under pressure, saw his pass of the day. Rockets quarterback Terrance Owens, who was under pressure, saw his pass of the day. Rockets quarterback Terrance Owens, who was under pressure, saw his pass plays later, the Gators scored a touchdown to put the game out of reach for the Rockets. plays later, the Gators scored a touchdown to put the game out of reach for the Rockets. plays later, the Gators scored a touchdown to put the game out of reach for the Rockets. plays later, the Gators scored a touchdown to put the game out of reach for the Rockets. plays later, the Gators scored a touchdown to put the game out of reach for the Rockets. Three plays after Vernon Hargreaves IIIs Three plays after Vernon Hargreaves IIIs Three plays after Vernon Hargreaves IIIs interception, Jeff Driskel found fullback Gideon interception, Jeff Driskel found fullback Gideon interception, Jeff Driskel found fullback Gideon Ajagbe wide open in the end zone with a 4-yard Ajagbe wide open in the end zone with a 4-yard Ajagbe wide open in the end zone with a 4-yard seconds left in the third quarter. The play put seconds left in the third quarter. The play put seconds left in the third quarter. The play put the Gators ahead of the Rockets 24-6. It was the Gators ahead of the Rockets 24-6. It was the Gators ahead of the Rockets 24-6. It was touchdown as a Gator. Easley and UFs pass rush were Easley and UFs pass rush were Easley and UFs pass rush were disruptive all Saturday afternoon. The disruptive all Saturday afternoon. The disruptive all Saturday afternoon. The senior defensive tackle forced three senior defensive tackle forced three senior defensive tackle forced three hurried passes from Rockets quarter hurried passes from Rockets quarter hurried passes from Rockets quarter hurried passes from Rockets quarter hurried passes from Rockets quarter back Terrance Owens and recorded back Terrance Owens and recorded back Terrance Owens and recorded three tackles with one for a 3-yard loss. three tackles with one for a 3-yard loss. three tackles with one for a 3-yard loss. After a dominant performance, the outspoken Easley said he doesnt After a dominant performance, the outspoken Easley said he doesnt After a dominant performance, the outspoken Easley said he doesnt listen to ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who picked against the Gators. listen to ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who picked against the Gators. listen to ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who picked against the Gators. The one time Toledos high-tempo offense The one time Toledos high-tempo offense The one time Toledos high-tempo offense traveled into Floridas red zone on Saturday, it traveled into Floridas red zone on Saturday, it traveled into Floridas red zone on Saturday, it was stopped in its tracks. The Gators held the was stopped in its tracks. The Gators held the was stopped in its tracks. The Gators held the the Gators 5-yard line and could only cut UFs the Gators 5-yard line and could only cut UFs the Gators 5-yard line and could only cut UFs lead to 11. The big play during Toledos red lead to 11. The big play during Toledos red lead to 11. The big play during Toledos red zone drive was Dominique Easleys quarterback hurry on 3rd zone drive was Dominique Easleys quarterback hurry on 3rd zone drive was Dominique Easleys quarterback hurry on 3rd and goal. On Saturday, the senior from Venice On Saturday, the senior from Venice On Saturday, the senior from Venice was Jeff Driskels security blanket. was Jeff Driskels security blanket. was Jeff Driskels security blanket. Burton led the Gators in receiving with Burton led the Gators in receiving with Burton led the Gators in receiving with a third of his 2012 receiving total of 172. a third of his 2012 receiving total of 172. a third of his 2012 receiving total of 172. two Toledo defenders out of bounds. two Toledo defenders out of bounds. 24 24 6 6 TOLEDO TOLEDO FLORIDA FLORIDA 0 1 3 2 3 3 0 4 6 F 7 10 10 7 0 24 Mack BrownRB (3 points) Dominique EasleyDT (2 points) Trey BurtonWR (1 point) Landon Watnick/Alligator StaffFlorida defense held Toledo to 205 yards of total offense in winpossession of the ball offensively, be able to run the ball effectively. Quarterback Jeff Driskel managed to keep the ball out of the oppositions hands. The junior signal-caller started seven passes. percentage, which is his best in a game that he threw more than one pass. Although Driskel threw for fewer than 200 yards on Saturday, he completed a pass to eight different receivers during the game. Senior Trey Burton led the receivyards, including Floridas longest reception a 26-yard completion over the middle. I think we did some nice things in the throwing game, especially with some new faces, Muschamp said. But when the offense stalled at the start of the third quarter, it was a defensive newcomer who gave Florida the momentum it left in the locker room. Cornerback Vernon Harlege game, snagged a pass in front of Toledo wide receiver Alonzo Russell. Hargreaves returned the interception Floridas lone takeaway for 15 yards, putting the Gators in the red zone with 3:34 left in the quarter. He got his hands on some balls in camp, cornerback Jaylen Watkins said, so I wasnt surprised. Following the interception, Driskel connected with Ajagbe to Although Florida forced only one turnover, the defense had a game that lived up to last years top-5 ranking in 2012. Juniors Ronald Powell, makan ACL tear in 2012, and Leon Orr both recorded sacks, while les behind the line. Senior Dominique Easley led the pass rush, forcing three hurried passes from Rockets quarterback Terrance Owens. Thats what Florida is about, Easley said. Speed and power. Speed and explosiveness. Owens never got comfortable in the pocket, completing only 45 percent of his passes as the Gators hurried him eight times and sacked him twice. The Rockets only managed 205 yards of total offense. Florida kept Toledos offense off balance throughout the game When the Rockets did get into the red zone, the Gators defense stepped up to meet the challenge, goal. You always want to come out with a shutout, Easley said. FOOTBALL, from page 1 He got his hands on some balls in camp so I wasnt surprised.Jaylen WatkinsUF cornerback