The Independent Florida alligator

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

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

Subjects

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

Notes

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

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 13827512
alephbibnum - 000470760
lccn - sn 86010448
issn - 0889-2423
lccn - sn 86010448
System ID:
UF00028290:01740

Related Items

Preceded by:
Florida alligator


This item is only available as the following downloads:


Full Text

PAGE 1

Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida About 75 percent of cases involve alcohol, pg 3. A nursing seat was debated, pg 5. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 1392 /73 Wild horse care is costing taxpayers. Read the story on page 8. Alligator Contributing WriterThis season, as Gator fans gear up for football games by priding themselves in their orange-and-blue apparel, the lepidopterists at the Florida Museum of Natural History plan on showing pride unlike anywhere else. The staff at the Florida Museum will be are either all orange or all blue this fall in the of Gator football season. Florida Museum website. Daily releases of However, despite the massive shipment forest operations, notes that none of the but-Orange and blue fly high at Florida Museums rainforestVOLUME 108 ISSUE 10 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG Lauren Troncoso / AlligatorComputer engineering sophomore Reynaldo Calzadilla, 20, pummels the high striker hosted by UF Hillel on Tuesday on the Plaza of the Americas. CAMPUS Alligator Staff Writerjglum@alligator.org Affairs Dave Kratzer said in a tee meeting with UF trustees in suite-style rooms, would be near Yulee Hall and the Disabilmillion grant to study students with disabilities. Were looking at students that might have lenges, and maybe some disabled veterans, Kratzer said after the meeting. modations for students with disas well. Kratzer said there will be he said after the meeting. Some rooms will also have SureHands Lift and Care Sysaround the room and bathroom.UF asks for new-dorm moneySEE DORM, PAGE 4There will be 255 beds THE CITY OF CHIEFLAND ALSO SCORED WELL. Alligator Contributing Writer the way it spends its money. tively. amount given to employees and the amount kept to run the ing to the data. Everything seems to be going real well, Pomeroy said.Alachua County government ranked most efficient in areaSEE BUTTERFLY, PAGE 4 The result is an objective list of governments Greg MichelsKratzer

PAGE 2

News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 TODAYFORECASTTHUNDERSTORMS 88/70 THUNDERSTORMS 87/70 THUNDERSTORMS 89/72 THUNDERSTORMS 93/73 THUNDERSTORMS 92/73 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAYVOLUME 108 ISSUE 10 missions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.CORRECTIONSAn article in Tuesdays edition of the Alligator incorrectly spelled the name of Phi Sigma Kappas president. His name is Michael Laing. An article in Tuesdays paper incorrectly stated that Freeman J. Polite ran from the Rails to Trails Conservancy. He ran from a downtown bike trail into the woods.WHATS HAPPENING?Generation Sketch Comedy auditions Come on out to Weimer, Room 1064, today at 7:30 p.m. to audition for Generation Sketch Comedys 17th live sketch comedy show. No experience is necessary, and anyone can audition. Graduate School Information Day The Graduate School will be hosting its annual Graduate School Information Day on Sept. 25 in the Reitz Union Ballroom. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature representatives from UF colleges and departments who can provide information on admissions and degree requirments. To register, go to www.ufl.qualtrics.com/ Registration closes today. Auditions for Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol Today 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. Auditions will take place at the theater in the Baird Center at 619 S. Main St. No prepared monologues are required. Cold readings from the script will be provided. Please dress comfortably and be prepared to move. For additional information, please contact Carolyne Salt at carolyne.salt@gmail.com or 352275-7790. TRiP Registration Day TRiP Registration Day, located in the Outfitter, is today at 7 p.m. Visit TRiPs website at www. studentinvolvement. ufl.edu/GetInvolved/TRiP to find the schedule and more information. Erev Rosh Hashana UF Hillel will begin Rosh Hashana observance today at 7:15 p.m. with candle lighting at the Hillel Building. Services will follow at 7:30 p.m. Hillel offers both reform and conservative services. 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 subHave an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

PAGE 3

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 FEATURE Editors note: This is part one of a three-part series.ALEXA ASENDORFAlligator Contributing WriterMorgan was a bright-eyed 18year-old when it happened. At a party her freshman year at the University of Central Florida, she got really drunk. A guy she knew said he needed to talk to her, took her into a room, held her down and raped her. One of his fraternity brothers heard her screams and came to help. I told one of the senior members of my sorority what happened, and she told me to keep quiet because Greek life didnt need that kind of negative press, she said. Morgan, now 23, said the experience changed her life. I never spoke up, blamed myself and sunk into a deep depression, she said. Morgan entered her sorority excited at the prospect of sisterhood. She left as a statistic.There are 32,000 undergraduate students enrolled at UF. More than 17,600 are women. Chances are, 4,400 have been or will be raped by the time they graduate, according to Geoffrey Lee, a psychologist at the University of Florida Counseling & Wellness Center. One in four women will be raped while attending college, and the vast majority will not report the attack. Why?About a year ago in Steubenville, Ohio, a 16-year-old girl was raped by two high school football players. Photos and videos of the assault were disseminated online. Later, a CNN correspondent drew criticism after seemingly sympathizing with the rapists. In the hazy light of the Steubenville case, the term rape culture is reverberating through the nations vocabulary. The issue is the crime, said Laura Templeton, a victim advocate for University Police. Not what happened. Not what you were wearing, what you were drinking, what you were smoking. That should not be the focus. In college towns, rape thrives on a culture fueled by binge drinking. Templeton said 75 percent of cases involve alcohol.Molly Ryan, a 22-year-old UF womens studies alumna, was sitting on her porch in October when neighbors told her a woman was lying naked, covered in blood next to a Dumpster on Fourth Avenue. Ryan found her screaming hysterically, surrounded by people. One had draped a sheet over her. Her face was completely pounded in, Ryan said. Her lip was the size of a golf ball. Ryan cradled the bleeding woman in her arms until the police arrived. When they did, she said they asked Ryan to step away because she wasnt family. Instead of asking the woman were: Whats your name? Whats your address? Do you have your license on you? Ryan said the woman kept repeating, He raped me. She added that instead of recognizing the womans screams as a reaction to trauma, He radioed, Possible intoxication. concerned that Ryans shirt was bloody than that a rape and robbery had occurred in broad daylight. Gainesville Police Spokesman training on how to deal with victims of sexual assault. The training begins during their education at the police academy and continues throughout their careers. We understand that these are very delicate situations for everyone involved, Tobias said. We make sure the victim is as comfortable as they can possibly be to minimize the trauma. Gainesville Polices General Order 40.1, which provides protocol for sexual battery investigations, showing understanding, patience and respect for personal dignity. Ryan said the evidence of rape tions but in the victims response. The woman kept screaming, Dont tell my dad! She had already internalized shame and blame for the assault. One of the biggest causes of rape and rape culture is a lack of space to discuss it, Ryan said. I think a lot of guys dont understand what rape is, she said. They see drunk girls and think its an invitation. Why arent we teaching people not to rape? Deanna Pinzon, a 22-year-old UF English senior with a womens studies minor, agreed. tell you is that you should take their RAD [rape aggression defense] class, she said. Instead of telling men that they shouldnt rape women and explaining the signs that a woman is unable to give proper consent, they just tell women how to protect themselves. Pinzon and Ryan said they believe theres a need to educate men sent. Both also said rape culture is placing the blame on women. Erica Rodriguez Merrell, co-owner of Wild Iris Books, said her store opened in the 1970s when women didnt really have a place to gather. The store is now a safe haven. Merrell said Gainesville needs more safe arenas to change the dialogue from one that feeds rape culture to one that diffuses it. stop with the victim blaming, she said, so that young women are not afraid to come forward because of the way theyre going to be put on trial. Ryan, Pinzon and Merrell said they believe prevention starts with open discussions and education. You know, whistles and blue lights on campus, I dont know how well any of that works until we really start decomposing these frameworks around sex and start having some healthy conversations, Merrell said. You need to be telling men that they cant touch a woman unless a woman wants to be touched, Pinzon said.National, local rape culture calls for change in conversation

PAGE 4

The new dorm is based off of the University of Illinois Nugent Hall, which opened in 2010. Dunkel said that university went beyond the minimum standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. UF hopes to surpass it all. Dunkel said UF housing gets about 10 requests a year for accommodations but is only able to make a few happen. Some families with students still in high school are already excited about UFs efforts, Kratzer said. Theyve heard about this, and theyve said, Tell us more, Dunkel said. But not all the rooms in the new dorm will be designated for students with disabilities. The new building will help relieve the pressure on the other dorms, Kratzer said. The projected groundbreaking for the dorm is set for January. The tentative opening would be in August 2015. The dorms cost per square foot is about $325. Students would pay about the same for rent as those living in Hume Hall, Kratzer said. Later Tuesday, the Board of Trustees voted to authorize a request to the Board of Governors to approve the issuance of about $23.5 million in bonds. The remaining $1.5 million will be contributed by UF Housing. The Board of Governors next meets Sept. 12. species. The only native Florida species that Fessenden said. He said it is endangered and is being conserved in the museums Lepidoptera laboratory. But visitors are still able to view the atala through the laboratory window as part of the theme. The museum is waiting for more shipand the staff is unsure when the shipments will be arriving. Despite the wait, visitor services staff member Josh Brewer said there are curThe most orange-and-blue one that we have is the Indian Leafwing, Brewer said. Alsothe Olivewing will have kind of a blue slash on either wing, and underneath, it will have some orange spots. Museum staff predicts that as Gator football season progresses, the number of Brewer said putting orange-and-blue theme. You can get quite a different variety he said. Fessenden also said visitors can see the after a football game and hints that the theme is aimed towards families visiting Gainesville. senden said. And whats better than an Staff waiting for shipments 4, ALLIGATOR Kristi Camara / Alligator StaffVice President for Student Affairs Dave Kratzer talks to UF trustees on a conference call during a Finance and Facilities Committee meeting Tuesday about a new dorm. KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff Writerkvarn@alligator.orgGainesville Police released a surveillance video Tuesday of a midAugust armed robbery at a local barbecue restaurant. Police are still looking for a man located at 521 NE 23rd Ave., wrote in an email. The surveillance video shows the man entering the restaurant through a back service-door, holding a bag and wearing a black jacket, mask and gray pants. He took out a handgun and pointed it at an employee, who was In the video, the worker glances back and forth a few times before dropping the mop and walking out of the frame with the robber. Once they were out of the frame, the robber demanded all of the cash from the register and took two employees cellphones. He placed the phones under a counter before leaving the store and took the cash with him, Tobias wrote. a scent southwest toward McCoy Court Apartments with no results. around the same time as the robbery, he saw a cream-colored SUV speeding south down Northeast Second Street then west on 16th Avenue. The robber was described as a medium-built black man, about 35 to 40 years old. Police still looking for barbecue restaurant robberCRIME CHIP LOWEAlligator Contributing WriterAs Santa Fe College renewed faculty contracts at the onset of the 2013-2014 academic year, faculty and staff received another raise. But unlike previous years when employees sometimes the beginning of this academic year brought a 5 percent increase in wages for all of the colleges full-time employees. Part-time staff, which includes all student workers, received a 3 percent raise. In 2012, full-time employees received under half that amount, with a 2 percent increase on their base salary. Every year, the college tries to give some sort of an increase to its employees, said Lela Frye, director of human resources at SFC. They are our most important resource, Frye said. Stacey Ledvina, a recruiter said SFC President Jackson staff perks every year when he gives his proposal for the budget. He always makes us feel appreciated, but this was just a little bit extra, Ledvina said. Santa Fe was able to afford these salary increases with no impact on tuition costs. Frye said the college isnt working with a bigger budget. Its simply using the money in different ways and places. from a reallocation of existing resources, Frye said. Olyvia Heinz, a 17-yearold SFC nursing student who works as a receptionist at the Santa Fe Watson Center, said she wasnt aware of the raise, but she does welcome the extra cash. I think its helpful, she said. I pay for my own gasoline ... so a little bit of extra doesnt hurt.Santa Fe College raises wages HE GAVE $48,000 TO UFS EDUCATION COLLEGE. BILLY JEAN LOUISAlligator Contributing WriterBest-selling author James Patterson has recently helped a few UF students solve the mystery of how to pay for college. The author set to release a book later this month recently donated $48,000 to UFs College of Education via his philanthropy organization, the Patterson Family Foundation. The money created eight scholarships for eight elementary education majors, said Maria Gutierrez Martin, senior director of development at the College of Education. Shannan Campbell, a 19-year-old UF elementary education freshman, was one of the scholarship recipients. She said she felt relieved when she found out shed won. I am unable to receive help from my family, she said. They Campbell, who is a full-time student and a full-time employee at Chilis restaurant, said she is grateful Patterson made the funds available, and she said she hopes he continues to donate money to other colleges as well. Each recipient will receive $6,000. To continue receiving the money, they must write a yearly essay describing how they plan to use what they learn in college, Martin said. Its a great example of a person who has been successful in his career, she said. He and his wife want to support and give back to areas UF is not the only school that Patterson has donated money to. According to his website, the Patterson Family Foundation awards scholarships to about 20 colleges nationwide every year. Elizabeth Bondy, director of the School of Teaching and Learning in the college, said she believed Patterson chose to donate money to UFs College of Education because of its innovative teaching program.James Patterson donates scholarship fundsNo impact on tuitionConstruction would start in January, end in 2015 DORM, from page 1 BUTTERFLY, from page 1Patterson He always makes us feel appreciated, but this was just a little bit extra.Stacey LedvinaSFC recruiter

PAGE 5

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffBrooke Liston a pre-nursing sophomore with more than 60 credits, is questioned by LOCAL CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff Writercalcantara@alligator.orgA two-vehicle crash in southwest Gainesville on Sunday night sent one person to the hospital and forced Southwest 34th Street for two hours. The crash happened at about 8 p.m. near the intersection of Southwest 34th Street and Southwest 39th Boulevard, said Gainesville Police A 1999 Lincoln sedan driven by 36-year-old Rasheed Walters slammed into a 2010 Honda from behind at a high rate of speed. The collision caused the cars to spin off the road into nearby woods, Tobias said. Walters was reportedly pinned inside his car and knocked unconscious. The other driver, 19-year-old William R. Benner III, of Longwood, did not suffer any serious injuries, Tobias said. Fire Rescue crews arrived, they cut Walters car open to get him out. An ambulance then rushed him to UF Health Shands Hospital on the 1500 block of Southwest Archer Road. for two hours along Southwest 34th Street between Southwest 35th Place and Southwest 39th Boulevard. After Walters arrived at the hospital, doctors listed him in stable condithat Walters had been released from treatment. Tobias said police were still investigating the crash.Crash on 34th Street closes road for two hours ISHA CHOKSIAlligator Contributing WriterThe City of Gainesville is offering classes for the Fall semester, too. Applications opened last week for the Citizens Academy: Gainesville 101, an educational program designed to increase awareness of the inner workings of local government, said Laura Rawson, communications and marketing assistant for the City of Gainesville. It will begin Oct. 16 and run through Nov. 20. Residents will visit different locations throughout the city each week, including Gainesville Police, the public works building and the Gainesville Fire Rescue, Rawson said. make it more interactive, she said. We dont visit every department, but the ones that most likely would impact someones day-to-day life. Although 30 people may seem like a small class size, Rawson said, limiting the amount of participants ensures quality interaction. We had about 45 people in the past but learned that 30 is the sweet spot, she said. That allows attendees to get to know each other and the city staff. It allows people to establish relationships with each other. Beth A. Rosenson, a UF political science associate professor, said the program is helpful. Even as a political science professor, I dont know the nitty-gritty about the inner workings of the government, she said. If the ideal for democracy is an informed citizenry, I think this contributes to that goal. To register, visit www.academy.cityofgainesville.org.Registration for city classes open COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgOne senators appointment at Tuesday nights Student Senate meeting grew into a greater discussion tion. Some senators were skeptical about appointing Brooke Liston, a 20-year-old pre-nursing sophomore with more than 60 credits, to an open nursing Senate seat. Shes on track to apply for UFs nursing schools accelerated program, but she has not been accepted yet. According to SG elections cation is determined by the UF Registrars records. Although Liston wont know of her acceptance into the program until Spring, she is listed in the registrar as a 3NR because of her credit hours. She is therefore eligible to be a nursing senator. Liston, a Cicerone and a Delta Zeta sister, said she membership in the Nursing Student Association. Just because youre not in the College of Nursing doesnt mean you cant represent well, she said after the meeting. Out of the two candidates who applied for the seat, Sen. Davis Bean, a voting member of the Replacement and Agenda Committee, said Listons experience as a parliamentarian stood out. The other candidate was a student currently in the nursing program. Sen. Daniella Saetta, who is also in the Replacement and Agenda Committee, voted against Listons nomination. Saettas vote was defeated 4-to-1. The problem here is that she was in a sorority, and the other candidate was not, she said after the meeting. Listons appointment was Her term will go through Spring.Nursing seat debated

PAGE 6

Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 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. 77 TOTAL VOTES17% YES 83% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Do you have a tattoo? Todays question: Have you ever seen horses at Paynes Prairie?A poll conducted by Public Policy Polling in January found that a whopping 85 percent of Americans distrust their member of Congress. In June, Gallup reported a Congressional approval rating of just 10 percent. More Americans than ever view their government as out-of-touch, corrupt and more likely to cater to the desires of the wealthys special interests than those of the average citizen. American politics is the revolving-door system. The revolving door involves members of Congress and fund their campaigns and support their nominations. Upon their retirement from public service, those same wealthy interests reward faithful politicians with highOne well-known participant in the system was Robert Rubin, former board member of Goldman Sachs and secretary of the treasury during the Clinton administration. Rubin was one of the most forceful advocates for dereguthe Clinton administration. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, a bill for which Rubin forcefully advocated, repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, a law put in place during the Great Depression to As a reward for his loyal service to Wall Street, Rubin was given a position at Citigroup as director, a job for which he received salary and stock options worth about $126 million. Meanwhile, Rubins support for deregulathe subsequent recession, resulting in unemployment, economic stagnation and poverty from which America will need years to recover. A more recent participant in the revolving-door system is Billy Tauzin. Tauzin served as a member of Congress from Louisiana for 25 years before retiring in 2005. One of Tauzins signature achievements before his retirement was guiding the Medibill through Congress. The bill, which was signed into law by George W. Bush in 2003, ensured a new source of revenue for pharmaceutical companies. Just as Rubin was rewarded for his faithful service, Tauzin became the head of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the ultrapowerful lobbying group for the drug industry, upon his retirement from Congress. In 2010, Tauzin earned $11.6 million from his position as president within the group. ing of the Affordable Care Act commonly known as Obamacare to ensure the law favored pharmaceutical companies as much as possible. Although the corruption in Washington is pervasive, before allowing them to work for organizations they regulated during their time in government. Another possible solution is the implementation of term limits for members of Congress. This would prevent well-funded special interests from gress are focused on the needs of their constituents and Elliot Levy is a public relations and political science junior. His column runs on Wednesdays.Francophilia: S to pigeonhole the man. career choices. Seth Rogen summed it up nicely: Who is the real James to pin down; although Ive heard many guys have been able to do it. The roast was, predictably, full of super-original gay jokes formula. Clooney and other big movie stars saying, My philosophy for making movies is: one for them and one for me. But not my guy of-all-trades. In addition to appearing on-screen across an improbable range of characters from assorted bad-boy roles to to Vice magazine regularly. avoided a predictable, prepackaged image. age, and this isnt a new concept. The members of the rock band Kiss branded themselves with the infamous face paint, One Direction has capitalized on the boy-band brand, Clint Eastwood perfected the sneering-cowboy brand and every child star under the Disney umbrella must carry himself or herself as you guessed it part of the scrubbed-clean Disney brand. Branding is such an integral part of celebrity marketing because celebrities are essentially products. According to www. About.coms marketing page, branding delivers a message, connects to a targeted audiences emotions, motivates buyers and concretes user loyalty. Of course, its a totally stupid concept once you think about it, especially when applied to people. People, even celebrities, Top Model when Tyra Banks assigned her contestants vague buzzwords to help their images words like daring, candid and free. The contestants then spent the rest of the episigned roles. Branding may establish consumer loyalty and help celebrities score product endorsement deals, but its a disservice to the human beings who are stuffed into a one-dimensional role. and has a humorous sense of self-awareness. ishment for the Oscars. Julia Glum EDITOR Matthew Riva Samantha Shavell MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Elliot Levyopinions@alligator.org

PAGE 7

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Youre probably sunburned beyond recognition from Labor Day weekend, still nursing the hangover youve been avoiding since the Friday pregame. Slowly, the haze is clearing from your college football festivities, and youre just barely slogging through your classes. Back to reality and I hate to tell you this, but its not pretty. I shouldnt discredit how informed we are as college students, though Im sure everyone knows that on Thursday, President Barack Obama announced he planned to use a limited number of precise missile strikes to attack Syria in response to a chemical attack that killed more than 1,400 civilians two weeks ago. On Tuesday, Congress will come back from its summer recess, quite like our sunburned, collegiate bunch, to decide whether to give Obama the green light to strike the Syrian government and military and tional consequences. If the U.S. was declaring war on the Syrian government 100,000 people in the last two years, it would be in our best interest to keep these strategies a secret and hit them when they least expect it then send in our own troops, costing lives and money the American public doesnt want to lose. But the White House is being purposefully transparent Iraq is still fresh in our memories and vocabulary. What weve heard in the news about Syria strikes a nerve: weapons of mass destruction, evil dictators, rebel insurgencies and extremist factions. Its easy to compare apples to oranges if theyre both rotten. A search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq resulted in a full-blown war that has scarred our country domestically and tarnished our international image. But please, while we wait for Congress to make a decision, lets think a little further than what our memories may allow. Syria is an incredibly complex country made of many different religious and cultural entities. Most citizens are Sunni Muslims, while Bashar al-Assad and his government are Alawites, another Muslim sect. While diversity of religion has not been a severe problem like in other countries in the Middle East, Assads authoritative regime and that of his father before him have set up Syria for civil war. A protest spurred by the Arab Spring against the government was shut down mercilessly in 2011, starting a massacre with no end in sight even if we do attack Syria. Obamas decisions so far have been criticized from both sides harshly to the Syrians and the Arab League, hes not doing our necks, trying to protect the most powerful military base in the region from an American attack. And now its our turn as Americans to voice an opinion. When we think about the possibility of striking Syria in the next week or two whether or not we agree with that lets not call this a humanitarian action. We are neither capable of saving Syrians from the bloodshed theyve experienced daily for the last two years, nor are we able to stop the destruction of amazing historic cities like Aleppo and Damascus. We cant guarantee that refugees from the the region. We cant save the world anymore, and we shouldnt have to try. America has long attempted to act as a white knight and tried to bestow democracy upon other nations regardless of what those other nations want. I could mention most wars in the past 40 years to demonstrate this kind of holierthan-thou thinking. Save X from X because we can, because were America. At this point, our involvement is a political statement to punish Assad and deter future leaders from using weapons of mass destruction. However, a solution in Syria is not going to come from us. Its an international responsibility to a close. For now, all we can do is give Syria the opportuAmerican. Daniela Guzman is a journalism senior. Her column usually runs on Mondays.Were not the heroes if we strike Syria but hey, thats alright Column Daniela Guzmanopinions@alligator.org According to the Department of Labor, in in September was selected to commemorate Labor Day, a workingmens holiday. Currently, Labor Day is dedicated to spending any leftover summer savings shopping at the mall. Labor Day afternoons are consecrated to gaining a few pounds thanks to generous barbecue pit masters, and for American children, the holiday marks the beginning of the school year. What better way to end summer? The Department of Labor says the holiday is a tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Time to call the emperor naked: Everyone knows were not prospering. Were hurting. Our workers, our families and our country are all hurting. I know what youre thinking Dude, arent we like the richest country in the world? We have the highest gross domestic product, rivaled only by the entire European Union. all global dough. However, in context of Labor Day, the deserving Americans are broke. The U.S. has the highest income inequality in the report that America is more unequal of a society than Iran, Uganda and Nigeria, its time we do a bit of selfevaluation. How did we even get here? How did we get to the point that 400 individuals in this country have more wealth than the bottom half of America 150 million people combined? How did we become a nation where the top 1 percent controls 40 percent of all wealth, while the bottom 80 percent of Americans have only 7 percent? This is economic insanity. Why is America hurting today? Robert Reich, the legendary economist who served both Republican and Democratic presidents, said, The economy is in trouble because so much income and wealth have been going to the top that the rest us no longer have the purchasing power to buy the goods and services we would produce at or near full employment. In 1968, when the unemployment rate was less than half of what it is today, Americans working at the minimum wage enjoyed $10.74 an hour adjustFlorida toil at a meager $7.79. This is absurd, especially at a time when the companies shareholders rake in billions of dollars in profits see Walmart and McDonalds without ever breaking a sweat. Roughly 80 percent of Americans want to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Congress continues to ignore the public opinion, but how can you expect politicians to bite the hand from Wall Street that feeds them? Reich summed it up: Americans know a rigged game when they see one. They understand how much corporations and Wall Street in order to keep their taxes low and entrench their privileged position. Although an in-depth look at Labor Day can dishearten us, lets try to be grateful. After all, our economic woes pale in comparison to the dread experienced by millions of innocent children who shiver in the late hours of Labor Day as the specter of the next school day looms over them. Zulkar Khan is a microbiology senior. His column runs on Wednesdays.Could Labor Day have anything to do with labor?Column Zulkar Khanopinions@alligator.org

PAGE 8

ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgA recent study co-researched by UF professor Madan Oli estimates that caring for wild horses could cost taxpayers about $1 billion by 2030. Oli, a professor in the wildlife ecology and conservation department, was chosen by a national committee to study the issue. He said there are about 33,000 wild horses roaming the western U.S., and 45,000 more have been removed by the government. The law requires them to get rid of these horses, Oli said. But then the question is, what do you do with them? The law says the excess horses must be euthanized in the most humane and cost-effective way possible, he said. But because of public pressure, most of these horses go to long-term holding facilities owned by private ranchers. Its almost like heaven for them, Oli said. Theyre used to dry Midwest land, and then all of a sudden, theyre in a place with a lot of forest, a lot of water and veterinary care. Ranchers are paid to care for these horses until their natural death, said Oli. Most of the horses are rounded up at the average age of 7 and live until they are about 30 years old. The UF study showed that the Bureau of Land Management pays the ranchers an estimated $1,000 per horse; per year, which quickly adds up, he said. However, in Gainesville, the money spent on the Paynes Prairie horses represents a very minimal section of the parks budget, said park manager David Jowers. They are treated just like the deer and the other wildlife thats out there, he said. Theyre basically on their own. Jowers said there are about 40 horses on Paynes Prairie, and their population is kept in check through occasional neutering. In the Midwest, its a different story. In an effort to reduce the horse population, the bureau has turned to contraceptive vaccines made from pig stomachs. Whats expensive and complicated about that is the delivery, said Oli. You have to round up all the horses and hand inject it. horse population in the wild triples every eight years, he said. Even in Paynes Prairie, the population is still climbing, Jowers said. I think theyre probably slowly increasing, he said. They are still reproducing but not at the rate at which they would be if we had not reduced their reproductive capacity. 8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013Matt Riva / Alligator StaffAccording to a report co-researched by UF professor Madan Oli on a national committee, wild horses like these ones photographed on Paynes Prairie could cost United States taxpayers about $1 billion by 2030 if federal management approaches dont change. Wild horse care costing taxpayers THERE IS A WAITING LIST OF MORE THAN 100 STUDENTS. CHRISTINE FLAMMIAAlligator Contributing WriterAlthough more than 200 minority students have been assigned mentors through the University Minority Mentor Program, other students might have to make the transition to UF without a guide. Currently, there is a waiting list of more than 100 students. The program is designed to help minority students assimilate into the UF culture by matching him or her with a mentor. Currently, 178 faculty and staff members have signed on to mentor 279 students for the 2013-14 academic year, director Jarrod Cruz said. Cruz said making sure each student is partnered with a mentor has been an ongoing problem. He said he doesnt know if the remaining students will receive a mentor. Our program tries to campus, Cruz said. Unfortunately, we are not able to match every single student to a mentor. The number of mentors determines the eligible number of mentees. Mentor applications are still being accepted until the end of September. I think the most important thing is feeling connected to the university community, Cruz said. Theres just so many options, they dont know what best to get involved with. Program Manager Laura Weissbaum said she knows starting college can be to a student who doesnt have the guidance of college-educated parents. Weissbaum said she can empathize with the students because of her personal exstudent. It really took me awhile to get settled and really be able ing and what I was doing, Weissbaum said. Mentors are something I really believe in. The program offers help from both faculty and staff mentors as well as student transition ambassadors. Receiving help from both areas of expertise allows the mentees to get the best of both worlds, Weissbaum said. Ambassadors serve as resources for a group of 10 to 15 mentees and a link between the mentors and the mentees, according to the programs website. We are their guides, said 20-year-old transition ambassador Carlos Garcia Galindo, a UF microbiology and cell science senior. Theyre looking up to you to know all the answers. Ambassadors and mentees are matched up based on similar academic interests. Because the students he works with are taking classes similar to the ones he took at UF, he said he is able to have a relevant and hands-on approach to the students learning. I think the most important part is seeing their growth, seeing that theyve stayed, Cruz said. Theyve committed to the University of Florida and receiving that degree.Mentors in minority for UF programAnimals end up at ranches LIFESTYLE KRISTAN WIGGINSAlligator Staff Writerkwiggins@alligator.orgResidents of the Sunshine State particularly millennials are driving less, and A recent study by the Florida Public Interest Research Group Education Fund found that the number of miles Floridians drive is down by about 11 percent since 2005. The change in the number of miles logged per person is more than the the change in the national average, which was about 7 percent, according to a news release. Dalyn Houser, an associate with the research organization that conducted the study, show that a decrease in driving isnt linked to the 2008 economic recession. According to the study, driving rates have been declining for eight consecutive years in 46 states. During that period, only six states saw faster-than-average increases in unemployment as driving decreased. If (the recession) is over, its not just going to go back to normal, Houser said. It doesnt matter that we had an economic downturn. It doesnt matter that fuel costs are rising. The implication of this is that policymakers need to wake up and support policies that will lead to more public transportation in the area. She said millennials make up about 30 percent of the U.S. population, and they are the group policymakers need to focus new policy decisions around. The generation is driving about 25 percent less and using public transit 40 percent more than their counterparts eight years ago, according to a Florida Public Interest Research Group Education Fund study. These people are the ones that are choosing not to drive, and that is whats causing this driving boom to be over, she said. jams, many students and residents are choosing not to drive and instead use alternative modes of transportation. Ron Fuller, assistant director of UF Transportation and Parking Services, wrote in an email that parking decal sales for the UF campus are down almost across the board. The only annual passes that saw an increase from 2011 to 2013 were motorcycle and scooter decals, which increased by about 8 percent. tern. Regional Transit System has seen ridership numbers almost double in the last decade from about 5.2 million in 2000 to an average of about 10 million a year in the last few years, according to RTS ridership statistics. there were about 4 million passengers, according to the ridership data. Looking toward the future, Houser said as millennials choose to drive less, they will also be the driving force to ensure money goes toward improving public transportation. Twenty-one-year-old Maria Pazos said she mostly walks and takes the bus because she doesnt have a car. But the UF English senior said she wouldnt give up those habits even if she did have her own wheels. She also said she understood the trend of driving less, and she hopes cities like Gainesville will put more effort into improving public transportation. Besides the environmental effects, we are But in a city like Gainesville, where theres plenty of public transportation, theres no reason not to take advantage.Gainesville residents slow down on driving miles, follow state trend The implication of this is that policymakers need to wake up and support policies that will lead to more public transportation in the area.Dalyn Houserassociate with the Florida Public Interest Research Group Education Fund

PAGE 9

ANGELA SKANEAlligator Contributing Writer ALLIGATOREmily Cochrane / AlligatorPilot Max Famiglietti (left), Chris Roda (center) and Rocky Flood (right) pose next to the work-in-progress glider they are entering into the National Red Bull Flugtag competition in Miami. Team members Aaron Alanguilan and Jon Kistemaker are not pictured. LIFESTYLE JENNIFER LEGGETTAlligator Contributing Writer LAUREN WAGMANAlligator Contributing Writer Newton said student borrowers Students affected by debt CAMPUS TAYLOR GAINESAlligator Contributing Writer Some days you write one sentence. Some days you write 10 pages.Stephanie A. Smithdepartment of English associate chair We had more than 150 people there.Daniel Sibolprogram coordinator

PAGE 10

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 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 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! 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/dry er 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 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 9-30-13-28-2Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1,2 & 3BR floorplans starting at $700. 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 AVAILABLE NOW WALK TO UF 1BRs Starting at $450 Parking available. Pets allowed. Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-4-13-71-2 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 2 BLOCKS FROM UFLarge 1BR. Cats and dogs allowed. Free parking. 1 MONTH FREE RENT. $445/mo. Call Dave 352-665-8166 12-4-13-70-2 705 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 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 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 9-5-13-10-31 room available. furnished 3/1 house spring/summer 2014.$500/mo (772)453-4125 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-4-71-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 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 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-4-13-62-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds UF Surplus On-Line Auctionsare underwaybikes, computers, furniture, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: SURPLUS.UFL.EDU 392-0370 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! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $999. 1-2yr warranties with roadside assistance includ ed. 376-6275 RoadRatMotors.com 12-413-71-11 Road Rat Motors offers FREE pickup service for any paid scooter repair. LOWEST labor rate, quickest turnaround in town! Will repair ANY brand scooter. Free estimates. 3766275. RoadRatMotors.com 12-4-13-71-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 12-4-13-71-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 124-13-71-11 WWW.SWAMPCYCLES.COM Scooters & Motorcycles Sales & Service Quality, Experienced, Certified Technicians. 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. Mon-Fri 10-6. 352-377-6974. 518 SE 2nd St. 12-4-75-11 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a

PAGE 11

ALLIGATOR Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 12-4-71-12 We Buy Junk Cars Trucks, Vans Titled only Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 12-4-71-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $800 AND UP! 352-338-1999 12-4-71-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN OVER 150 VEHICLES IN STOCK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS, & VANS! 352-338-1999 12-4-71-12 98 CHEVY ASTRO $2999 03 CHEVY MALIBU $3999 00 GMC SIERRA $2999 99 NISSAN SENTRA $4999 352-338-1999 12-4-71-12 01 MITS MIRAGE $3999 00 CHEVY CAVALIER $3999 00 DODGE INTREPID $2999 97 DODGE VAN $2999 352-338-1999 12-4-71-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK!! 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 04 JEEP CHEROKEE $8999 07 DODGE NITRO $11,999 05 NISSAN ALTIMA $9999 07 NISSAN SENTRA $11,999 352-375-9090 12-4-71-12 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Brandy 352-771-6191 12-4-13-71-12 can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND. This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. 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. GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4009 12-4-71-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-4-71-13 ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIED ADSGET THE JOB DONE!REACH MORE THAN 50,000 READERS EACH PUBLICATION DAY The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville, FL 32604 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 12-4-13-71-13 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 responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. Friends dont let friends drive drunk. WEB PRODUCTIONSeeking staff members for the web produc tion team at alligator.org. Interested candi dates should possess the following: Familiarity with media production tools such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, etc. Familiarity with a web-based CMS and/or web coding basics will receive extra consideration. An ability to learn and work with new programs quickly and efficiently Deep interest in the growth and develop ment of new media Skill in producing not only the written, but audio and visual components of media segments and graphics. The desire to make a lasting impact on a UF tradition in a shifting media landscape. Send all inquiries with resume direct to 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 Your roommate hasnt done the dishes in How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the Alligator Classifieds. 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

PAGE 12

12, ALLIGATOR 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 VIDEO ASSISTANT / EDITOR wanted at the University of Florida's Center for Instructional Technology and Training. The Video Assistant position requires experi ence 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. Insurance & 401K Send resume to resume@baileysgym.com 9-4-13-14-14 University of Florida Smoking Lab & Clinic needs you to participate in a study assessing effects of different activities on craving, withdrawal, and choices about smoking. If you're interested, call Allison at 336-4063706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com 9-26-20-14 Gainesville real estate company seeking a friendly and reliable employee to show rental properties and provide customer service for potential tenants. Clean driving record & criminal background req. Customer service and sales experience a plus! Starting at $12/hr. Send resume to jobs@allisonables.com 9-9-13-14-14 University of Florida Survey Research Center 720 SW 2nd Ave. suite 156 Mon-Fri 9am-8pm 392 2908 ext. 105 $9.00/$9.50/hr + Incentive + Paid Training Telephone Interviewing NO SALES Bilingual SPANISH Speakers Needed http://www.bebr.ufl.edu/survey/hiring 9-6-13-11-14 Hiring Now!!! Progressive Gainesville company seeks 50 fast, accurate typists for audio transcription. Create your own schedule M-F, 7am to midnight. Production based pay, $7.79 to $12+. Walking distance to campus. Ideal for PT and Students! Apply online: www.sbsgrp.com 9-12-13-14-14 MEDICAL OFFICEPre-med student. Shifts avail for 1-9:00pm, M-F. Wkend hrs vary. 10-20 hrs/wk Fax resume & availability to 373-2230 9-6-1310-14 TUTORS FOR FALL. 1-on-1 tutoring at-risk K-12th grade students. $10/hr. 1-4 afternoons/wk. 15-20 min drive from campus. UF Fed Wk Study Permit req for emp. Volunteers welcome. Contact Sally at st23@cox.net 9-6-13-10-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. in Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 124-13-75-14 WORK ANYWHERE Part-Time For FullTime Pay. $100 plus Sale Commissions For Platinum. Apply Now At http://xplocial.com/ video.php?id=Joanmarie 9-5-13-4-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $2.50 per day. Call us at 373-FIND. IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 12-4-71-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 12-4-13-71-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 12-4-71-15 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted.NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiLegal.com Private Experienced Affordable 12-4-7115 HORSE BOARDING & GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 12-4-71-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiLegal.com Private Experienced Affordable 12-4-71-15 MATH TUTORFirst hour FREE. 10+ years experience. Bilingual. Call German at 352-494-8582 9-19-15-15 AUTO TITLE LOAN Need Some Fast Cash??? Keep Your Car! No Key Required! No Credit Check! No Payment for 30 Days! Ask about our Free Loan & Free Gas Specials! 352-692-CA$H (2274) 11-2713-60-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 12-4-71-16 ACLS, BLS for Healthcare Provider,PALS Classes to fit your schedule. American Heart Assoc. cards issued. Best rates in town. Teaching Gators for over 15years. Call (800)319-5708 or safetynetflorida.com 103-13-30-16 Another Saturday night without a date? Read The Alligator. HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee)Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 12-4-71-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! Sunday, September 15th 12-4pm Tickets at solutionsbridal.com 9-13-13-12-20 Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. Rocky Creek Paintball In Gainesville It's a Blast!Call 371-2092 12-4-13-71-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND.SAY:"I FOUND IT IN THE ALLIGATOR!"

PAGE 13

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG The Florida soccer team has relied on several freshmen early in the season. Read the story on page 16. Gators on the USWNTFormer Gators Erika Tymrak and Abby Wambach each started for the United States Womens National Team against Mexico on Tuesday night. JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer@joe_morgan Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease hears what people say about his offense. But when describing his scheme, stay away from one adjective in particular. First off, I dont know what vanilla Ive heard the word vanilla. I dont know what vanilla is, Pease said. Ive never made a game plan with vanilla. Its never what I would go into with a game plan. I would feel too uncomfortable saying, Weve got to save all this, save all that. Peases alleged vanilla scheme worked for the Gators in a 24-6 win against Toledo. Florida tallied 262 rushing yards on 48 carries for a 68.6 percent rush rate that ranks third in the Southeastern Conference. The Gators also hogged the football and ranked second in the nation with a 39:48 time of possession after Week 1. But UFs passing attack gained only 153 yards and ranks 94th nationally after one week of play. The Gators struggled in the vertical passing game last season, and Toledos quarters coverage caused Pease to rely more on check-down throws. Still, Florida showed potential through the air and on the ground with nine explosive plays. UF tags running plays that gain 12 yards or more and passing plays of 16 yards or more as explosive plays. But the yardage gained by a play is of less consequence to Pease than its touchdown. Im not measuring it on yards, Pease said. Thats called, Youre trying to get your guru card. Maybe when I was 30 years old, but Im not 30 years old anymore. The offensive focus relies solely on winning, but senior wide receiver Trey Burton, who led the team with day, believes UF is capable of more. Theres a lot more potential, Burton said. Off the top of my head, I can think of 17 points that we on those opportunities. Hopefully, in the future, we can put up more points. But were just worried about wins right now. Pease praised one play in particular from freshman wide receiver Ahmad Fulwood. Fulwood gained 5 that converted the lone third down of the Gators second touchdown drive against the Rockets. You guys see it as a 5-yard down on a third-down conversion that last year we probably dont get. Pease said that by focusing on moving the chains rather than tryshowed maturity. Fulwood was playing to win. I know what it means because a kid tries to dance around and go lateral, Pease said. [Fulwood] sticks his foot in the ground and nice and gets it. Hes 2 yards short of the sticks, but he gets it. He has enough awareness to stick his foot in The play-by-play mentality has diminished the output from the passing game since Peases arrival in Gainesville, but its hard to argue with the results. UF is 12-2 with Pease calling the shots on offense. Demarcus Robinson for what some would call the freshman wideouts vanilla debut, Robinson gave Pease the cherry on top. I went up to him in the locker room, Pease said. I said, You know what? Just be patient. Im going to do a better job of getting some things designed. Coach, he goes, I had fun and we won.Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffJeff Driskel reaches for a snapped ball during Floridas 24-6 victory against Toledo on Saturday in Ben Henry Russell SandWhile speaking at a physical education workshop at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1950, Sanders, who was the football coach of UCLA from 1949 to 1957, told the group: Men, Ill be honest. Winning isnt everything. Men, its the only thing. words have become a staple in American sports lingo. The phrase has changed slightly, and it is often attributed to former Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, but the premise remains the same. Winning isnt everything. Its the only thing. Those words have been shouted in pre-game huddles, plastered to locker-room walls and printed on T-shirts. But is it true? It doesnt seem to be. At least not when it comes to the Credit Gators for winning while other teams stumble Phil Heilmantwitter: @phillip_heilman PHILIBUSTER ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer@alichtenstein24 Florida on Saturday, but he made himself known to Gators fans for the wrong reason early in the second quarter. Moore, playing right tackle, misheard the call on the line and allowed Toledo defensive back Cheatham Norrils to get around the edge unimpeded and sack quarterback Jeff Driskel. Driskel fumbled the ball when Norrils tackled him, and the Gators turned the ball over one play after forcing a turnover on downs. It could have been an easy pickup, Moore said, and we could have just went down after the big turnover and got another score. It made me mad the rest of the day. Moore might be too hard on himself. Aside from the two sacks the Gators surrendered, the offensive line provided solid protection in both the rushing and passing games. No. 12 Florida did not allow a quarterback hurry in its season debut, and the line plowed forward, allowing Gators runners to notch 262 rushing yards despite missing guard Jon Halapio (partially torn pectoral tear). Moore, junior Max Garcia, and redshirt Junior offensive lineman mad after allowing sack, fumble Pease defends Floridas vanilla run-based offensive system Off the top of my head, I can think of 17 points that Trey BurtonUF receiverSEE PHIL, PAGE 15 SEE NOTEBOOK, PAGE 15QuotableMarcus Maye UF safety on Miami quarterback Stephen Morris

PAGE 14

ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer@adamDpincus While watching Trey Burton Gator chomp after each touchdown against Kentucky in 2010, Florida fans thought he was the second coming of Tim Tebow. A versatile athlete with an ability to throw, Burton scored a school-record six touchdowns against the Wildcats on just 10 touches. Three years later, consistent production has not come as easily for the junior. After a freshman season when he led UF with 11 rushing touchdowns, Burton has lined up at quarterback, running back, tight end and wide receiver. However, he has never had a position to call home prior to this season. Burton starred as a quarterback at Venice High. The experience is now paying dividends for the newly appointed receiver, Toledo. My quarterback coach did a really good job of teaching me I had to know everybodys position, Burton said. I basically took that from high school and brought it to college. Its helped me lot faster than I guess other guys. His experience all over the depth chart has made him a valuable asset for Florida. A matchup nightmare, Burton brings versatility to an offense predicated on pounding the football. Will Burton go out for a pass? Will he run the ball? Offensive coordinator Brent Pease praised Burton for his conditioning during Saturdays muggy environment. The senior took snaps from the Wildcat position and routinely found soft spots in the back end of Toledos defense. yard reception on a crossing pattern for this season. I really trust him to get to the right was an in-cut to Trey. He kind of slowed I knew he was going to be there. I put it right on him. All potent quarterback-receiver combos have this seemingly telepathic connection. That trust is three years in the making. With Jordan Reed, Floridas best receiving option last season, gone, Burton has Hes played every skill position on offense and even considered a move to de2011. For the master of disguise, who caused couldnt possibly be another role to take on? Wrong. How about coach? As one of the veteran leaders on offense, Burton has become another coach on the sive linemen and running backs alike. I feel like all older guys should be able to coach and help the younger guys out, Burton said. Because we were there at one time. 14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013Kan Li / Alligator StaffAlex Holston reaches to hit the ball during Floridas 3-0 win against New Orleans on Friday in the OConnell Center.Matt Riva / Alligator StaffTrey Burton jumps over two Toledo players during Floridas 24-6 victory on Saturday in Versatile Burton proving successful at receiver for Florida RJ SCHAFFERAlligator Writer @rjschafferWhen Florida swept Duke in three straight sets to capture the Campus USA Credit Union Invite on Sunday, they walked away with more than a trophy. They also found a new star. Florida freshman Alex Holston best killing percentage on an opening weekend for a freshman in FlorShes been unbelievable, junior defensive specialist Holly Pole said. end as a freshman is just awesome. Shes such a hard worker, and I love having her on the team. Even though the program has seen such stars as Chloe Mann, Kelly Murphy and Aury Cruz, Holston now holds the record. She could prove to be the spark their way back to the Final Four, a feat UF has not accomplished since 2003. Last season, Florida averaged 14.3 kills per game almost two Those two kills could potentially be the difference between UF repearance or advancing deeper in the tournament. Despite the fact that Holston was games of her career, she recorded 20 kills on the weekend. We hope [her role] will continue to grow in her point production, coach Mary Wise said. Right now, the way she can produce points is with her offense but also with her blocking. Florida played 10 sets during the weekend. Holston was in each. Her role may increase over the course of the season if she can thrive playing opposite Mann. Alex has helped a lot, sophomore outside hitter Gabby Mallette said. Shes really great. Im really impressed with how shes been playing as a freshman, and shes fearless and I think we really need that mentality on the court. Although Florida was ranked fourth in the nation last season in hitting percentage, the team will have to replace seniors Tangerine Wiggs and Betsy Smith. If Holston can continue or improve her current pace, she could prove to be as valuable as Mann. Shes just getting better each week, Wise said. Shes a very smooth, steady player in that I dont think shell personality, but what she will be is a very dependable point scorer for us. The highest-ranked Florida player in kills last season was Ziva Reby averaging four kills per set. Having Holston as another offensive threat would help in cutting down the number of attacks Recek takes per game. In UFs match against LIUBrooklyn, the only match in which Florida lost a set, Recek attempted 40 attacks by herself. The next highest on the team was Chloe Mann at 22. Relying on Recek too much could result in injuries during crucial parts of the season when the Gators will need her. Having Holston progress quickly could not only keep Recek injuryfree but also give the Gators another threat on the court.Holston smashes UF freshman record for opening weekend as Gators go 3-0 VOLLEYBALL My quarterback coach did a really good job of teaching me I had to know everybodys position.Trey BurtonUF receiver

PAGE 15

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15Matt Riva / Alligator Staff Fewer than 84,000 fans were in attendance for Saturdays gameGators. After two downtrodden seasons in 2010 PHIL, from page 13Ryan Jones / Alligator Staff Florida falls to No. 12 in AP Poll Pease said. Polls released: Poll to No. 12. Christy struggles: year. to last. NOTEBOOK, from page 13 It could have been an easy pickup, and we could have just went down after the big turnover and got another score.Tyler MooreUF offensive lineman

PAGE 16

16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 GAINESVILLE/UF 3420 SW Archer Rd.Next to Taco Bell335-8444GAINESVILLE/NE1310 NW 23rd Ave.Corner of 23rd & 13th St.374-6600 LARGE PIZZASDiscount applies to menu price only. Promo code: WW 50% OffPlus sales tax. Delivery extra. Expires in 30 Days. Plus sales tax. Delivery extra. Expires in 30 Days. Plus sales tax. Delivery extra. Expires in 30 Days. Any Specialty$10Works, Howie Maui, Meat Eaters and VeggieCheese or Pepperoni$595$13Additional toppings availableCarry-out LARGE PIZZA Large 2-Topping Pizza, 3 Cheezer Howie Bread with Dipping Sauce Plus a 2-LiterBIG CHOMP DEAL BIG CHOMP DEAL 352 352 Medium 2-Topping Pizza and a Pepsi $ 7 $ 7 Ryan Jones / Alligator Staff MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator Writer@mmprovenzano She is Freshmen carrying load for Gators UF Soccer