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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 Gun debate steeps at Starbucks with CEOs requestGuns are not allowed at UF anyway, pg 8. UF gets $7.7M grant to research AlzheimersIt will expand therapy studies, pg 6. Tyler Murphy is Floridas starting quarterback after Jeff Driskel was injured in the game against Tennessee. Read the story on page 13. Tyler Murphy is Floridas starting quarterback after Jeff Driskel was injured in the game against Tennessee. Read the story on page 84 /71 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 24 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 ONE YEAR LATER CAMPUS GRACE KIMAlligator Contributing WriterStudents tweets have sparked some new changes at Library West. Patrick Reakes, chair of Library West, said students complained about unused computer monitors on the southwest cormoved. George A. Smathers Libraries Information Technology Department has replaced the old monitors with 17-inch monitors, power outlets with USB ports and connector plates that allow students to connect their laptops to the monitor screens in 16 booths, said Stacey Ewing, assistant university librarian and information commons coordinator at Library West. Ewing said students used the booths as group space but used their own laptops instead of the computers on the tables. We recently moved the old computmore use, she said. Reakes said no additional funding was required for the additions. The only cost was staff time, he said. The 17-inch monitors, plugs and wires were pulled from UF IT inventory.Library West gets tech updates ELECTIONS ARE OCT. 1 AND 2. COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgAfter two days of crowdsourcing ideas from students last week, Students Party and Swamp Party released platforms for the Fall 2013 elections. On Monday, Swamp Party released its parking restrictions at Southwest Recreation Center, more campus meeting space for student organizations and a live GPS bus tracking screen at the Hub. This is a platform that encopasses all the students needs, whether its engagement or transparency, said party spokesman Joseph Michaels. Students Party announced its platform Monday night. The party categorized its ideas: better services for students, sustainability for a 21st century university, transportation reform, better dining options, improving academic life, treating graduate students bility and fundamental Student Government reform. Our platform is more than just somepaign manager Helie Dharia.SG parties reveal platforms CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff Writercalcantara@alligator.orgThe call came in the middle of the night, jolting Carlos Aguilar awake as he slept in a Beaty Towers dorm room. It was 3 a.m. on Oct. 13, and after spending nearly a month in Gainesville looking for his missing 18-year-old son, it had become routine for Carlos to keep his cellphone on in case police tried to call. He picked up, and a reporters voice greeted him. A body had been found, she said, in the woods in Levy County. heard of the bodys discovery, but it was a moment he had been preparing for since he made the 340-mile trip from South Florida on Sept. 21. He contacted Gainesville porter told him. an identity yet. They did, however, believe it was his son. The clothing a striped long-sleeve shirt, dark pants and navy Vans last seen wearing. Pacing, Carlos asked if he should stop the search. Yes. At that moment, Carlos, 45, said, I knew they had found Christian.SEE CHRISTIAN, PAGE 4 The only cost was staff time.Patrick ReakesLibrary West chair

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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 24, 2013 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 86/65 PARTLY CLOUDY 86/65 THUNDERSTORMS 87/68 THUNDERSTORMS 86/71 THUNDERSTORMS 84/71 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 24 diaspora use this day to demonstrate their connection to the land of Israel and care for the Jewish State. 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.CORRECTIONA story in Mondays edition of the Alligator incorrectly stated that Win Phillips was stepping down from the position of vice president of research. He is senior vice president and chief operating officer.WHATS HAPPENING?Toastmasters prep for contest Talking Gators meets Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology and Nematology building, Room 1031. The Area 70 Humorous and Evaluation Contest is Saturday at 10 a.m., 4500 NW 27th Ave. An open house with pizza is Oct. 8. The deadline for dues is Oct. 1. For each member who renews his or her 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. For more information, go to www.talkinggators.toastmastersclubs. org. Talking Gators also is on Facebook. Swab2Save Bone Marrow Donor Registration meeting Interested in running a campuswide event to save lives? Koach and UF Hillel are partnering with the Footprints Program and Gift of Life to host the annual campus Swab2Save Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive taking place in November. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Hillel Conference Room. Anyone interested in helping to plan the drive or having his or her organization volunteer with the drive, please contact Rachel Werk at rswerk@ufl.edu. RUB Entertainment: 80s Bowling Join Reitz Union Board Entertainment in the Game Room from 8 to 11 p.m. for bowling, music and snacks. RUB will have popcorn, drinks and prizes for you and your friends to enjoy. To get more information on RUB events, like RUB Entertainment on Facebook, follow @UF_RUB on Twitter and @UF_RUB on Instagram. TNCHZ Join Anna Boldog and Istvn Csiki at the dance house today, Wednesday and Thursday to try all kinds of Eastern European folk and modern dances. The two students are visiting the Center for European Studies from Hungary. Its in Dauer, Room 215, starting at 7 p.m. Its free and open to all. Write Edit Nagy at edit@ufl.edu for details. Pop-up sukkah Havent had a chance to stop by the sukkah? UF Hillels Engagement Associate Melissa Kansky will meet anyone from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the Plaza of the Americas with a pop-up sukkah. Bring lunch to fulfill celebrating this tradition. Palestine in The South film screening Join students Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Smathers Library, Room 1A, to screen the film Palestine in the South about Palestinians in Chile. The event is co-sponsored by the Arabic Cultural Association, Hispanic Heritage Month and Students for Justice in Palestine. It will feature a discussion on Arabs in Latin America and Latino-Arab identity and shared cultural similarities. Banned Books Week Virtual Readout The George A. Smathers Libraries are celebrating the freedom to read during Banned Books Week with a virtual readout on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. under a canopy on the Plaza of the Americas. Students, faculty and staff are invited to read an excerpt from their favorite banned book. Banned Books Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association since 1982 celebrating the freedom to read. Shemini Atzeret Come celebrate the Zionist holiday in honor of Shemini Atzeret. Stop by the Plaza of the Americas on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to get an Israeli flag in honor of the holiday. It is a custom for Jews to pray for rain the final day of Sukkot. Jews in the Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 Be a part of something BIG GIVE B LOOD.Over 1,000 people gathered to form one of needs just as many donors per week to meet call 888.795.2707 Photo by Photography 35 GENTLE CAROUSEL IS THE FIRST NONPROFIT. MEGAN REEVESAlligator Contributing WriterWhen UF alumnus Eric Tilden decided working as an engineer to launch an initiative to help local I love my job, but the dayto-day business side didnt really His friends kept pushing him On Monday, 27-year-old Tilthat will raise money to help one For the entire week, T-shirts and other merchandise featuring the organization will be sold week, the proceeds will be donatThe merchandise will be stylized with original graphic designs by Parisleaf Printing and Design that represent the values of the Chad Paris, Parisleafs owner, said the initiative has a good business model and energetic leaderwill be Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses, an organization that travels with a team of tiny horses to comfort distressed People here want to see others to make it and achieve their goals, and KarmaSapien helps people do UF grad to promote local nonprofits JACLYN DE BONISAlligator Contributing WriterKyla Berrier was in middle school when her family Its not just the person who has Alzheimers that Institutes of Health for Alzheimers research, Berrier This money will allow researchers to expand upon Levites, assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Center for Translational Research in There currently are no treatments that can cure or Researchers reason that previous drugs were tested too late in the diseases progression, and the paParamita Chakrabarty, a UF neuroscience assistant professor, said the available treatments could extend For this project, the UF researchers will be collaborating with the Mayo Clinic Florida and the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, using data collected from both humans and mouse models, according to The research will focus on the role the immune system plays into the diseases development, and researchers hope to use the brains innate immune system to modify the pathology of Alzheimers disease, They are working with versions of a few immune genes, which are used in therapies for peripheral imcommonly found in patients after death are amyloid plaques, located outside of brain cells, and intracellular tau tangles, Chakrabarty Normally, the amyloid peptide is broken down, but researchers dont know why it sometimes begins believe the presence of both the amyloid plaques and tau tangles eventually lead to cell death, which causes to form at a slower rate or not at all, which might not treat the disease, but it would lengthen the time a perWe can test proposed genes of interest that came UF gets grant to research AlzheimersChakrabarty

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Next month marks a year since Carlos hung up the phone in that room and cried as he shared the news with his family. UF freshman Christian Aguilar went missing in September 2012, starting a disappearance-turned-murder case that gripped the Gainesville community and still hasnt ended. His death, as well as the arrest of Pedro Bravo, the 19-year-old former Santa Fe College student accused of killing him, brought national attention to the city. help the Aguilars and local police search miles Now, a year later, two families are without their sons. One is dead, the other in jail.BrothersChristian was born Nov. 16, 1993, the oldest of two boys. Growing up in Doral, outside Miami, Christian was close to his younger brother, Alex. He and Alex, 17, often played soccer and watched TV together. If Alex encountered a call. Now, Alex takes comfort in learning more about his brother from old friends and Christians 19-year-old girlfriend, Erika Friman. He clings to details of his older brother like how Christian would stop on the street to pet kittens to remember him. Random things like that and any little fun fact about Chris always are so important to me, he said, because those little actions and details add to the Chris that I knew. Since his brothers funeral, Alex said, the family has tried to return to normalcy. But its been a struggle because many of the questions surrounding Christians death are still unanswered. Even with all the information we know now, you never know exactly what happened, Alex said. And that curiosity of wanting to know ... always exists.VanishedChristian set his sights on UF when he was a junior at Doral Academy Preparatory School, where he took college-level classes in the Scholars Program. Bravo and Friman, who dated for more than two years, were also in the program. Shortly before graduating summa cum laude in 2012, Christian got his wish: Hed be a Gator starting Summer B. He wanted a biomedical engineering degree. He wanted to go to medical school. He wanted to be a cardiologist. In Gainesville, Christian spent time with Friman, who hed started dating after their graduation. They ate at restaurants like ChickUnion. On Sept. 19, the night before Christian went missing, he was at Frimans apartment. She asked him to stay the night. He couldnt. He had to wake up early. They kissed goodbye. Friman watched Christian walk to the bus stop, where he boarded a bus back to campus. That was the last time she saw him alive. The next evening, she texted Christian. He had plans to meet Bravo, who wanted his advice on something. He didnt really want to go and meet with Pedro, Friman said. However, he felt bad not helping him. Later, after hours of leaving voice mails and text messages, Friman called several of their mutual friends. None had seen or heard from him. She started to worry but tried reasoning herself out of it. Maybe Christian was at the library. Maybe he was at home sleeping. Maybe he just didnt have signal. I always had a gut feeling from early on when he wasnt answering, but it was kind of like, Let me think of this rationally. Im was a reasonable explanation, she said. She fell asleep but not for long. Friman woke up in the middle of the night and tried Christians phone again. Still nothing. She called Bravo several times. No answer. Finally, Bravo picked up. He said he and Christian had an argument earlier, ending in Christian getting out of the car in north Gainesville. Frustrated, Friman got off the phone with Bravo and called her sister. Eventually, she went to sleep. She woke up early on Sept. 21 and called Christians roommate. She asked if Christian returned to their dorm. He hadnt. Thats when I started panicking.Warning signsMeanwhile, more than 300 miles south in Kendall, Carlos arrived at his KW Property Then, he got a call from his wife, Claudia. She asked if hed talked to Christian recently. No, he said, not since earlier in the week. Claudia told him Friman hadnt been able to reach Christian the night before. Immediately, as a father, I knew something was wrong, he said. Academy, where Alex, too, had received a call from Friman. Alex hadnt answered, but he thought it was weird she would call him. Shortly after noon, another unusual occurrence: Carlos pulled Alex out of his Advanced Placement English Language and Composition class. My dad would never take me out of school without letting me know, Alex said. Something happened to Christian, Carlos explained, as the two drove to pick up Claudia. They didnt stop at their house to pack. Instead, they drove to a gas station and left for Gainesville just after 12:30 p.m. For most of the drive, the family was silent. It was one of the longest car rides Ive ever hour trip in around three hours. Carlos mind raced: Where would he get the money to afford search dogs? How was he going to ask other people for help? Would he At about 3:30 p.m., the family arrived at UPD headquarters, near Beaty. Friman and her older sister came out of the Bravo in for questioning. He told police he fought with Christian the day before and left him on the 5000 block of Northwest 13th Street. The family later learned Bravo would be detained under Floridas Baker Act because he We were very realistic about the situation, Alex said. We understood what could have happened. And even though we didnt want to accept it, we understood the possibility of him murdering Chris. The family, along with Friman and several others, went to Northwest 13th Street and started the search for Christian. Later, they returned to campus, where University Police offered the family a Beaty room to sleep in. The family was out searching before dawn the next day.The searchThe family looked along Northwest 13th Street, and with police, combed the Interstate 75 corridor between Newberry Road and Southwest Williston Road. Theyd check an area around Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road. Theyd search the woods around Southing alley, Windmeadows Mobile Home Park. The search also reached UF, where voluntians face on them. GPD helicopters circled above the city while police dogs sniffed for Christian. Most of the Aguilar family drove up from South Florida to help, cutting through trees with machetes and poking the ground with branches. were involved in the search, GPD spokesman evidence that something happened to Chriscall everybody out, he said. There are no off days. Theres no vacation. Everybodys looking for this kid. During the investigation, 18 agencies donated resources, which included police dogs and Sweetwater Police Department. Tobias said the FBI and U.S. Marshals were involved. More than 400 volunteers, including residents from Alachua and Miami-Dade counties, helped. UF and SFC students also joined in. Samuel Schaller, a 20-year-old SFC emergency medical services sophomore from Sarasota, decided to participate after he saw a posting on Gainesville Polices Facebook page. I just saw they were looking for volunteers, and I knew I would be somewhat decent at that, he said. Twelve local businesses, including Jimmy Johns, donated food, water and supplies. Doral Academy Principal Douglas Rodrimany of whom knew Christian and Bravo to drive up to Gainesville. The school collected $40,000 in donations for the family. In my 27 years being principal, Ive never seen a reaction from a community and group of students like I saw for Christian, he said. Working alongside the Aguilars was Patrick Sessions, of Coconut Grove, who assists families through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Sessions, 66, said the search reminded him of when his 20-year-old daughter, Tiffany, disappeared 24 years ago on a walk through UFs campus. This case was a lot closer to home for me because it was Gainesville, he said. I thought to myself, God, this family is going through exactly what I did. Although Tiffanys case remains unsolved, Sessions said the recovery of Christians body was nothing short of a miracle. With the amount of volunteers and law enforcement in the search, Tobias said he hadnt seen a case impact a community in the same magnitude since the 1990 Danny Rolling murders. Every single person in Gainesville knew about [Christians] case, he said. It took this community. It really did.More than 400 people, including UF and SFC students, helped search CHRISTIAN, from page 1 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 Christian A guilar investigation / Pedro Bravo trial timelineS ept. 21, 2012 Christian Aguilar is reported missing. Police report he was last seen on Northwest 13th Street the day before. Pedro Bravo is held under medical examination as part of Floridas Baker Act after he told police he would hurt himself. Sept. 23 Police identify Bravo as a person of interest. Sept. 24 Gainesville Police arrest Bravo on a charge of depriving a victim of medical care and book him into the Alachua County Jail. Sept. 25 Hull Road areas. Sept. 26 Police announce Bravo purchased a shovel and a roll of duct tape four days before Aguilar went when it was turned off. The search continues with volunteers combing through wooded areas Sept. 28 Oct. 8 An Alachua County grand jury indicts Bravo on capital murder and kidnapping charges. Oct. 12 Oct. 15 Oct. 19 Oct. 23 Nov. 15 with physical evidence and illegally moving human remains. Nov. 27 September 2013 SEE CHRISTIAN P AGE 5A guilar Bravo

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgA shortcut through Gale Lemerand Drive might save a few minutes from But it could cost $50 and a hold on on Stadium Road, Buckman Drive, After a second time, a student can to his or her drivers license, according to an email from Ron Fuller, assistant Gale Lemerand Drive and Stadium twice once on a scooter and once in to get to Dauer Hall and Flint Hall, although he did not receive a ticket Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffA driver attempts to drive around the barrier blocking Buckman Drive on Sept. 19. University Police frequently pulls over drivers crossing these barriers. Street barriers mean business and tickets ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgSome UF students received an email from the Career Resource Center that was out of the norm Percuoco, and urged students to check out her However, Percuoco said her video went from CRC: Abnormal email about singer not OKBravo remains in jail as lawyers take depositions from witnessesAbandoned ered, Gainesville Police announced detectives interviewed him a week tian off on Northwest 13th Street tian in the face and forced him out for to 15 minutes until he was ing or moving, according to refound stuffed in a suitcase in Bravos Police werent looking for ChrisDiscoveryAs the search ticked close to its Following the indictment, the look for Christian while Alex talked ers walked through the Gulf HamA year later ilar Search and Rescue Foundation, And Alex, too, sometimes forthrough the woods looking for his He forgets he cant text Christian He forgets Christians not in his But the worst of all, Alex said, is food and/or water with the intent to The Alligator contacted the Braemotional stress right now, he said, Christian would not like if I let CHRI S TIAN, from page 4CAMPUS Every time Christian comes up death-wise, its another smack to the face like, OK. Its real. Wake up.Sebastian Ariasfriend of Christian Aguilar

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Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 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. 143 TOTAL VOTES83% YES 17% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Were you sad to see the Reitz Union Colonnade demolished? Todays question: Do you remember when Christian Aguilar went missing? Nice try: Victorias Secret says its not about thinnessYesterday, the creative director of the annual Victorias Secret Fashion Show talked to British Vogue about the casting criteria for the shows models. Dont drink anything before reading on, unless youre into spit-takes. Its about being show-ready, Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou told Vogue. Its really like being an Olympian they have to be in peak condition. Its not about being thin or anything like that its about being ready to perform and be the best you can be in that moment. In other news, college football players arent recruited based on their strength, speed and stats. Its about, like, how much school spirit you have and just being the best player you can be at that moment. Its nice that Neophitou-Apostolou is dancing around it, but Americans arent idiots. Models jobs at least, Victorias Secret models entail not having any fat on their bodFashion Show, model Adriana Lima eats only steamed or grilled green vegetables and four ounces of lean protein, and she works out two hours per day. In the nine days leading up to the show, she doesnt eat any solid food only protein shakes. Twelve hours before the show, she will stop drinking entirely. She claimed it was possible to lose up to eight pounds from abstaining from liquid for 12 hours. Yeah, sounds exactly like being an Olympian. this long table in a room with really harsh lighting, Neophitou-Apostolou told Vogue. They all have to do it even the contracted girls and its incredibly nerve-wracking for them. Sorry, but whats the parallel between this and being an Olympic athlete? Last time I checked, Olympians eat solid food. Look, this is America. As Ron Swanson said, The whole point of this country is if you want to eat garbage, balloon up to 600 pounds and die of a heart attack at 43, you can. You are free to do so. To me, that is beautiful. dehydrate yourself and abstain from all thats beautiful in the world like pizza and burritos youre free to do so. But Neophitou-Apostolou is a liar. The Victorias Secret Fashion Show sells a fantasy of what womens bodies look like. They, along with many other advertisers, rely on images of bodies that conform to a narrow physical ideal in order to convince the population that the products they sell their lingerie, their low-calorie vodka and their dumb low-fat yoMeanwhile, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, 81 percent of 10-year-olds are afraid of getting fat, and almost half of girls because of magazine pictures. But hey its not about thinness.How we should be reacting to terrorismThe Washington Navy Yard shooting is one more dash of salt in the open wound of 2013. There have been at least 17 mass shootings since the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in December of 2012, making it impossible to ignore the obvious need for changes in legislation surrounding gun control. As coverage of the Sept. 16 shooting continued, people took to social media to express their frustrations with the lack of visible progress regarding gun control. Facebook and Twitter are viable places to discuss our aggravations about current events. Theyre supposed to be megaphones for the masses. However, instead of hitting enter on those 140 characters and calling it a day, we should follow the lead of creative individuals like Brian Peterson. On the same day as the Navy Yard incident, an online article was published describing photographer Brian Petersons attempts to help tsunami victims in Japan rebuild their lives. He founded the organization Photohoku, which aims to help victims heal by starting new photo albums. Peterson and company conduct portrait sessions with the affected families who lost their homes and behis subjects can start new albums immediately. Now, he does the same in his home state of Oklahoma for families devastated by the tornado chain in May. They also accept new and used digital cameras to distribute to victims so they can continue the project on their own. Kristina Anderson wept after the Navy Yard shootAnderson was one of dozens shot in the 2007 attack at Virginia Tech. She ended up co-founding a company and a mobile app, LiveSafe, which promotes personal safety by supporting direct interaction with law enforcement. It also provides safety information about users locations and alerts them to danger. Peterson affected change using his skills as a photographer, providing a symbol of hope in the form of a brand-new scrapbook. Anderson turned her traumatic experience at Virginia Tech into a technology that could prevent a repeat event. Its important to write to our respective leaders. We must have open dialogues about these traumatic events on social media. But until the wheels get turning, it might be best to turn our attention elsewhere. Lets rally our unique talents and experiences, and, like Peterson and Anderson, provide creative relief or prevention. Like the many spectators who sprinted into the smoke after the Boston Marathon explosions, there will always be good-hearted people to pick up the pieces left behind by perpetrators of violence. While lawmakers grapple with each other and the the White House would be wise to spend our time effecting change in ways only we can. about the composition of new laws or the process to change existing ones. All she knows is that, as citizens, we cant storm Washington and rewrite gun control laws ourselves. What we can do is react with positivity, implementing our individual skills to piece together the lives of those shots. This kind of violence will not wait for Washington to react. If we want change done right, wed better start effecting it ourselves. Katie McPherson is a UF English junior. Her column runs on Tuesdays. Julia Glum EDITOR Matthew Riva Samantha Shavell MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Katie McPhersonopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7President Bill Clinton, once known for his love of fast food, has been making headlines for his recent dietary changes. Hes swapped the Big Macs, chicken nuggets and fried shrimp for veggie burgers, beans, and fresh fruits and vegetables. After years of battling heart problems even undergoing quadruple bypass surgery Clinton took his doctors advice to reduce his meat consumption and increase his intake of plant-based foods. He reports that the results have been tremendous: losing 24 pounds, feeling more energetic and seeing a welcome drop in cholesterol levels. Clinton isnt the only one turning over a new leaf: From Usher to Oprah Winfrey to Ellen DeGeneres to Kristen Bell, people everywhere are eating less meat. Even Mike Tyson, once known for biting off a human ear, is now limiting his ear consumption to those of the corn variety. The movement toward more plant-based meals is also taking root on college campuses, with more than 200 universities, including the University of Florida, leading the charge with Meatless Monday campaigns in their dining halls. Nationally acclaimed food writers such as The New York Times Mark Bittman and the Washington Posts Joe Yonan are helping the nation discover meat-free dishes that will leave you impatient for the next meal. Eating your vegetables? If you dont know the possibilities that phrase encompasses in 2013, you are missing out. There has never been a more exciting time to expand our dining horizons. Skipping meat one day a week is not choices students are making. According to a study conducted by Technomic, more than 20 percent of college students are reducing their meat consumption and for good reasons. One of those reasons is concern for the 9 billion chickens, pigs and other animals raised for food each year, most of which suffer in factory farms. For example, mother pigs in the pork industry are their own bodies, for virtually their entire lives. Unable to even turn around, these sensitive, intelligent animals all of which have their own personalities and preferences experience tremendous physical and psychological pain. Most egg-laying hens suffer a similar fate, as theyre crammed into tiny cages, each bird granted less space than the screen of an iPad on which to live for her entire life. By choosing meat-free options just one day a week, we can all help prevent an enormous amount of cruelty to animals. Kenny Torrella is the food policy coordinator for the Humane Society of the United States and can be reached at KTorrella@HumaneSociety.org.Meatless Monday on campus represents a positive movementColumn Last week, the Washington Navy Yard incident was the latest mass shooting to plague our country. Other shootings on this list include Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary School and the Aurora movie theater massacre. A few places that do not appear on this list include Pearl High School, San Antonio Theater and Parker Middle School. If youre not familiar with these names, they all were shootings that would have been much worse if not for a law-abiding citizen with a gun. Before I continue, let me make something perfectly clear: I am neither advocating for everyone to have a gun on their waist, nor am I advocating for everyone to have the ability to purchase What I am trying to say is that a good guy with a gun actually checked a potential shooting. And afterward, there was not a discussion about more gun control measures, which typically dont work due to their arbitrary nature and general bureaucratic ineffectiveness. It is also important to make perfectly clear in our gun-control debate that all gun-control measures are not created equally. For example, ensuring those who are on the terrorist watch list are not permitted to purchase weapons something that currently is not in place is a sound and practical measure. However, an arbitrary 15-round limit on ammunition magazines, which is in effect in Colorado, does not seem to be as credible an effort. Unfortunately, most of the proposed legislation that results after shootings is like the last example. A Harvard study concluded that nations with stringent gun controls tend to have much higher murder rates than nations that allow guns. Gun control predominantly only affects legal gun owners. Criminals lawbreakers in nature would not acquiesce to newly written gun laws. In the background of our national dialogue, gun violence is actually decreasing even though states are reducing their gun laws. After the Newtown massacre, the Obama administration sent Vice President Joe Biden to head the task force on gun violence. sociation and other gun-owning groups. A representative of the NRA later relayed something the vice president said to him during that meeting: We simply dont have the time or manpower to prosecute everybody who breaks a gun law. And yet, Bidens task force ultimately concluded that the country needs, in fact, more gun laws. Our huge national bureaucracy enforces our gun legislation. It recently failed us when it let the Navy Yard shooter slip through the cracks. Aaron Alexis was honorably discharged from the Navy, despite numerous disciplinary problems. Before the shooting, Alexis shot someones tires and ceiling, and claimed that a microwave made him unable to speak. Though the police told the Navy about some of these incidents, they were not entered into the system. The Navy decided it was too hard to give him a general discharge ... just because the bureaucracy couldnt function, Newt Gingrich A knee-jerk response to these shootings is to create gun-free zones. However, economists John Lott and William Landes conducted a study that found that mass shootings most often occur in places where guns are banned and where people are generally unarmed schools and shopping centers, for example. The other tragedy is the fact that the federal government fails to come up with a solution to the declining state of our mental health system. It seems the only time we bring this up is after a mass shooting. We must invest our time and effort into trying to repair the national mental health system. Doing so on its own merits is worth it, even if another shooting is not involved. This investment would arguably prevent future tragic events from occurring. In order for us to ensure a safer tomorrow, we need to make sure we know where our priorities lie. We should realize that more gun control does not correlate to a immediate and positive difference. Michael Beato is a UF economics sophomore. His column runs on Tuesdays.America misses mark when it comes to guns Column Michael Beatoopinions@alligator.org Jaywalking enforcement is counterproductiveAfter reading about GPDs anti-jaywalking initiative in the Alligator, I took care to legally cross the street before my weekly trip to Chipotle Mexican Grill. As I was legally walking on the crosswalk on Northwest 15th Street, I heard an engine rev, and a GPD squad car nearly hit me if I hadnt stopped, the mirror would have clipped at the red light driving in the wrong lane of there must have been a serious emergency or something else big going on, but then I heard the PA call out two jaywalkers. I dont disagree with the tickets themact recklessly and break laws to keep everyone safe. Ill admit it Ive jaywalked before, but Ive never been closer to getting hit by a car than when I was legally crossing on the crossing the law possibly hitting pedestrians or causing collisions on University Avenue are more dangerous than the crime itself, enforcement becomes 100 percent counterproductive. Shane Jarman UF finance seniorLetter to the EditorKenny TorrellaSpeaking Out

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VALERIE CRUMAlligator Contributing WriterThe gun-control debate is now brewing at Starbucks, and locals are chiming in about an open letter the coffee shop chains CEO issued last week. In the letter, published on the Starbucks website, CEO Howard Schultz asked patrons to keep guns out of the cafes. Lt. Todd Kelly, Alachua incorrectly. Generally, the people with a carry license are the people who help law enforcement in an emergency because they have the training, Kelly said. They should be seen as public allies, not potential criminals. In Schultzs letter, he wrote, We are respectfully requesting that customers no longer bring door seating areas even in states where open carry is permitted. He said it was not a reaction to the Sept. 16 Washington D.C. Navy Yard shooting. Schultz later explained the message was necessary after the companys neutral gun policy was ignored by a series of recent nationwide pro-gun protests inside Starbucks cafes. The presence of a weapon in our stores is unsettling and upsetting for many of our customers, he wrote. Joey Siracusa, a 20-year-old UF computer engineering junior, said the CEOs statement lacks authority. I would guess that anyone on in (my workplace) would do so with or without permission from the CEO, said Siracusa, who works at Moes Southwest Grill on Fletcher Drive. Tyler Brookins, a 19-yearold UF biology sophomore who works at the Archer Road Panera Bread, said the food industry, particularly coffee shops, doesnt mix well with gun control. I work at a safe place, and people who would make me uncomfortable dont typically come in, said Brookins. Managers at the downtown Starbucks, located at 201 SE First St., declined to comment on the hope their customers will view it with respect. 8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 Megan Reeves / AlligatorUF economics senior Kerri Stern, 21, left, talks with Gainesville resident Sophie Ouellette-Howitz, 23, MonGun control debate steeps at Starbucks with CEOs request Gun 101>> Florida law prevents open carry of guns, but the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is authorized to issue concealed-weapons carry licenses. >> In Alachua County, gun control follows the precedent set by state law. >> A written or oral request for customers to leave guns at home is legally the furthest step a business can take in gun control, Kelly said. >> On UF campus, no one may or other types of weapons or destructive devices, according to university policy.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 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 Canopy apt sublease Jan-July, 1br/ba locked out, walk in closet in 4br; $515/mo+dep, utilities; gym, pool, virtual golf incl. 863-4097492 10-1-13-7-1 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 Your roommate hasnt done the dishes in How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the Alligator Classifieds.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 9-30-13-28-2 LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1,2 & 3BR floorplans starting at $700. Free Hi-Speed internet, washer/dryer, fitness center, computer lab, swimming pool etc. M-Fgl, 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 9-30-13-85-2 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! 850-420-2122 9-30-13-29-2 705 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 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 2x2.5 Luxurious condo located in Grantwood. Gated community. 5 minutes away from campus. Access to bus routes 5, 9, & 35 the best bus routes to campus. Condo is 1300 sq. ft., central a/c, w/d included, granite countertops. Call 954-699-3665 for more information. 9-30-13-17-2 8 BLOCKS TO UFLarge 2BR apt. W/D, Island kitchen. Lots of parking. $675/mo Call 339-4862 10-31-1337-2 1BR/1BA Quiet neighborhood. 1103 NW 4th St. Apt C upstairs. $500/mo. Pets ok. Close to UF, bike/bus. Call 352-359-1644, 352-332-8581 10-7-13-15-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. Bellamy Forge Condos Sublease $900/mth Available 11/01/13 3bdr/2.5ba garage,patio, playground,pool,tennis and BB courts.Dogs & Cats OK with pet fee.Background & credit check required.NW 43rd Terr.352-316-4209 9-27-13-6-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! SAY:"I FOUND IT IN THE ALLIGATOR!" 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! 850-420-2122 9-30-13-29-4 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 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 Custom-built PC for sale. Quad-Core, 16 GB RAM. Includes keyboard, monitor, mouse, and studio speakers. Asking $1200. For info and full specs, call 352-474-9394 9-26-135-7 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 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. 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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ALLIGATOR 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 10-2-13-3011 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. 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 10 CARS FOR UNDER $1000.00! FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. COME TO 1508 NW 55TH PLACE GAINESVILLE, FL 32653. CMC RECYCLING / U-PULL N SAVE 352375-0224 9-30-13-14-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES 0 DOWN!!!! 6 MONTHS SAME AS CASH NO CREDIT CHECK!! 352-338-1999 12-4-50-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES DOWN PAYMENT DEFERRED UNTIL TAX SEASON!!!! 6 MONTHS SAME AS CASH!! 352-375-9090 12-4-50-12 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. 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 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 12-4-13-71-13

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12, ALLIGATOR 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 10-4-13-71-13 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. 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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Chloe Mann set a Florida record for career hitting percentage last weekend. Read the story on page 16.Volleyball player honoredJunior libero Taylor Unroe was named the Southeastern Conferences Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. JOE MORGAN Alligator Staff Writer@joe_morgan When Jeff Driskel went down with a season-ending injury against Tennessee, backup quarterback Tyler Murphy took advantage of a golden opportunity. ing time at Florida, Murphy tallied 218 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns during a 31-17 victory against Tennessee on Saturday in The Swamp. Since then, Murphy has quickly commanded the national spotlight. Some have compared him to Tim Tebow. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier called him the most impressive player in college football last weekend. There was even a phony Twitter account impersonating Murphy. Also, his cell phone will not stop buzzing with text messages from friends and family. So, Tyler, what have the past 48 hours been like? Theyve been a little hectic, I guess you could say, Murphy said.Matt Riva / Alligator Staff PHILLIP HEILMAN Alligator Staff Writer@phillip_heilman When right guard Jon Halapio fell to his nessee on Saturday, it appeared as if the redshirt senior had re-aggravated the partially torn pectoral muscle that caused him to miss Luckily for the Gators, Halapios injury was less serious. He suffered a gash near his eye that required three stitches but was able to return to the game wearing a protective mask and help No. 19 Florida beat Tennessee 31-17. I thought it was his [pectoral muscle], coach Will Muschamp said. I went on the and he was bleeding out of his eye. Halapio is expected to be available for Florida against Kentucky on Saturday at 7 p.m. Prior to sitting out against Toledo and Miami, the right guard had suited up in 27 consecutive games for UF the most by any active player. I wish we had more (players like Halapio), Muschamp said. Hes a typical throwback. Hes playing through a lot of pain, probably. He wont tell me, but I know he is. Leon Orr (shoulder), Marcus Roberson (knee), Loucheiz Purifoy (thigh contusion) and Tyler Moore (ankle) are also likely to play against the Wildcats. The news is not as promising for Valdez Showers (ankle), who is ruled doubtful for Quarterback relishes new opportunityAS STEIN ON TV Will Muschamp announced on Monday that quarternior out of commission for 4-6 months. For Gators fans, the next half of a year is going to be painful to watch. Lets get this straight: Replacement quarterback Tyler Murphy is not Floridas savior, and you should not expect him to be. Look for Murphys body of work at UF. There isnt one. This is a guy who was starting for the scout team this time last year and is now being thrust into the high-pressure role of Floridas starting quarterback. He may not wilt under that pressure, but you should not be expecting him to blossom. Until Saturday, Murphy never even garnered speculation that he might get playing time, let alone a starting gig. Quarterbacks have come and gone without Murphy moving past third on the depth chart until this season. Murphys freshman season was a prime opportunity to establish himself as at least a contender for playing time. With John Brantley proving to be unreliable at best, the Gators turned to a future tight end and a future wide receiver Jordan Reed and Trey Burton, respectively. Meanwhile, Murphy did not get In 2011, true freshmen Jacoby Brissett and Driskel both passed Murphy on the depth chart to relieve an injured Brantley. And with an open quarterback position leading up to the 2012 season, Murphy was passed over completely. Prior to Saturday, the highlight of Murphys career was: Adam Lichtensteintwitter: @alichtenstein24 UF Fo otball SEE MURPHY, PAGE 15 SEE NOTES, PAGE 15 SEE ADAM, PAGE 15QuotableI wouldnt be surprised if we get candy. UF linebacker on defense forcing six turnovers Theyve been a little hectic, I guess you could say.Tyler MurphyUF quarterback

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MICHELLE PROVENZANO Alligator Writer@mmprovenzano Alumni weekend provided something greater than just the bond of being a Gator. bama on Friday, former Gators throughout the programs 18-year history were there in support of the players still in the midst of These are players that are bonded for life because of the experience they had here, coach Becky Burleigh said. Floridas sole game of the weekend gave the younger players a chance to connect with those who were once in their shoes. When the older players have the perspective of being gone for whether its a year or 10 years or 15 years and then they come back and talk to the current team, Burleigh said. Its really hard when youre in the situation to appreciate it or to have any perspective on what its doing for you. When they hear the same things over and over again from so many of the former players the ability to deal with adverfeel like they took from being a part of this program I think it makes the younger players understand that theyre a part of something bigger than just themselves. With the freshmen as the face of Floridas (7-1-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) program this season, alumni weekend served as a learning experience for the young team prior to facing two SEC opponents Mississippi (8-1-1, 1-0 SEC) on Friday and Missouri (5-4, 1-0 SEC) on Sunday. Burleigh said this weekends matchups will test everything the team has practiced and discussed so far this season, and the full weekend in the SEC is like. The young players are just going to have to get preparation for that from the older players, Burleigh said. Its a big deal when you go on the road and the other teams are always against you and the fans are against you, and the environment is against you. When you sign up to be a Florida Gator you kind of know that going in, but experiencing it is different than knowing about it. Freshman forward Savannah Jordan made quick work of the Crimson Tides to give the Gators a lead before halftime. It was her fourth two-goal game of the season. Her transition has been pretty smooth, Burleigh said. Especially because she came in January; I think that helped her get used to what college soccer is all about. The SEC named Jordan the leagues Freshman of the Week on Monday. Her pair of goals Friday gave her 10 this season, making her fourth all time among UF freshmen. Andi Sellers has the record with 23 goals as a freshman during the 1997 season. Abby Wambach scored 19 in 1998; Melissa Pini totaled 11 in 1995. Burleigh said after the team met with the alumni during the weekend that the young players gained some insight into their roles moving forward. The jersey that says Gators, everyone in that room has worn, everybody in that room has gone through the highs and the lows, and they came out on the outside and have been stronger because of it, Burleigh said. Thats a great message for the younger players to hear while theyre here. 14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 Kan Li / Alligator StaffSavannah Jordan battles for the ball during Floridas 3-0 victory against Alabama on Friday at James G. Pressly Stadium. Jordan leads the Gators with 10 goals this season. Alumni weekend gives UF freshmen chance to learn When they hear the same things over and over again from so many of the former players the ability all these things that they feel like they took from being a part of this program I think it makes the younger players understand that theyre a part of something bigger than just themselves.Becky BurleighUF coachSOCCER

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Played an important role on scout teams. But you should not be overwhelmed by his similar if not better performance, then youre conservative offense yards before he suffered his injury. this. when he does the Wildcats are the perennial door mats of the Southeastern Conference. have a monumental task in front of him. Special teams troubles: himself without a job. he has not been nearly as effective this season. yards per punt. Muschamp said on Monday that freshman Well pull the redshirt off Johnny if we need to, Mus position. spired. As a result, senior Brad Phillips, who suffered a ham tice and see how he responds, Muschamp said. Sophomore honored: the Week. ALLIGATOR, Matt Riva / Alligator StaffKyle Christy punts the ball during Floridas 31-17 victory Ryan Jones / Alligator Gators re-opening punter and kicker battles What Murphy accomplished Saturday was the process. Murphy as an athlete. cherry picked. for opportunity to knock. He always prepared for the moment his num ber would be called if it was even called at all. Defensive back Jaylen Watkins, Murphys former never wavered, no matter where he fell on the depth chart. quarterback. He always prepared like his chance with him. Some sort of football is always on his screen. He wont play, Watkins said. He just sits quarterback Drew Brees. will help him stay the course now that hes the not want waste his new opportunity. other accountable and stuff like that, Murphy Murphy threw against Volunteers MURPHY, from page 13Florida will still rely on ground game, defense Tyler Murphy AD AM, from page 13 NOTES, from page 13

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RJ SCHAFFER Alligator Writer @rjschaffer During the past 13 years, the Gators have gone to the NCAA tournament every season and have won the Southeastern Conference 11 times. Many great players have taken the OConnell Center court during that time, but after 13 years of Heather Wright holding the UF record for hitting percentage, senior Chloe Mann set a new mark on Saturday. Mann seized the record by hitting an errorless .583 with seven kills against Wisconsin-Milwaukee in No. 4 Floridas (11-1) three-set sweep. Thats something thats pretty amazing to do, assistant coach David Boos said. Not only the fact that Chloe did it, but what she does for us in terms of daily. It took 1,200 attempts for Mann to be eligible for the record. She reached the mark Saturday. Wright had a career hitting percentage of .424; Mann is currently hitting at .465 for her career. Even though Mann had an impressive season last year she was named SEC Player of the Year and a 2012 American Volleyball Coaches Association First Team All-American she may be playing even better in her She currently ranks No. 4 in the nation in hitting percentage at .504. The numbers are impressive considering the amount of attacks Mann takes. Continue reading this story online at alligatorSports.org. CHUCK KINGSBURY Alligator Staff Writer@chuckkingsbury With Week 3 of the NFL season in the books, here are a few former Gators who made the most tangible impact for their respective teams. Major Wright, safety: Major Wright has caused major problems for opposing passing offenses in 2013. That continued during the Chicago Bears matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. Wright intercepted a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown to give the Bears a 24-3 lead. So far in 2013, Wright has proved his ability to play in the box and off the edge in Chicagos Cover-2 shell. His numbers certainly speak for themselves: 24 combined tackles, one interception and two forced fumbles. Wright and fellow safety Chris Conte combined for six interceptions in 2012. That trend should continue as this season progresses. Matt Elam, safety: The Baltimore Ravens no longer have linebacker Ray Lewis or safety Ed Reed, but they do have a hard-nosed style of play, including former UF safety Matt Elam. Despite limited action on Sunday, Elam collected a career-high four tackles. He also More importantly, he showcased his aggressive style by attacking receivers who came across the middle, an aspect of his game that Baltimore an organization that puts a premium on strength and physical play covets. Carlos Dunlap, defensive end: For two consecutive weeks, Dunlap has been a key cog in the Cincinnati Bengals defense for a variety of reasons: pass-rush ability, containment stopping opponents passing attack. Dunlap recorded a seasonhigh six tackles in Sundays of the season and two pass deHis play spearheaded the Bengals, who beat the Green Bay Packers 34-30 in a sloppy, Through three games, Dunlap has recorded 12 tackles most among Cincinnatis defensive lineman and 1.5 sacks. Notes: Former Gators running back Chris Rainey worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday and ran the 40-yard dash in the low 4.3s, according to Pro Football Talk. Rainey played for the Steelers last season and appeared in 16 games, scoring two touchdowns, before being released during the offseason. Tight end Jordan Reed suffered a quad contusion after taking a hit to the leg in Sundays game against the Detroit Lions. With starter Fred Davis sidelined, Reed has become Washingtons No. 1 receiving option at tight end. The former Gator hauled in targets a week after scoring his Kicker Caleb Sturgis contincareer by connecting on two Dolphins beat the Atlanta Falcons 27-23. 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 AP PhotoCincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) fumbles the ball as he is tackled by Chicago Bears strong safety Major Wright (21) and cornerback Tim Jennings on Sept. 8 at Soldier Field. GATORS IN THE NFL Former UF safety returns pick for touchdownMann Senior sets Florida record