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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 Some squawk at McDonalds new menu item: chicken wings Wings are available until mid-November, pg 3. All-in-one UF course syllabi page opens Too loud to sleep? Hear the biomass noises for yourselfView the Alligators video at alligator.org,Floridas defense will be tested by a potent LSU offense on Saturday. Read the story on page 13. Floridas defense will be tested by a potent LSU offense on Saturday. Read the story on page 13. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 1383 /62VOLUME 108 ISSUE 35 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013William A. England / AlligatorFast FoodParticipants of Islam on Campus Fast-a-Thon 2013 gather for dinner at the Stephen C. OConnell Center on Tuesday. The event invited people to pledge to fast from sunrise to sunset and learn about Islamic culture. HANNA MARCUS Alligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgTasty Buddha, a local Asian cuisine resOwner Parker Van Hart posted on the resBecause of the strike, we are in a situaMo Sherman, a 24-year-old former cook at Tasty Buddha, said the employees didnt Employees were told they may not reHopefully, this weekend he can sell the Tasty Buddha closes its two locations due to debt FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS WILL ALSO PERFORM. MICHAELA BISIENEREAlligator Contributing WriterIndie pop artists Capital Cities, and Fitz and the Tantrums will perform at the Philcole Berrio, vice chairwoman sure for our campus, said the SGP chairman Daniel Levin will join the main acts, Berrio SGP to bring Capital Cities to UFLOCAL ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgLocal supporters of medical marijuana in Brandon Harvey, the president of NORML Gators and a 19-year-old UF neuroscience The movement has recently attracted some He lists a personal email address in the ad, The law is very similar to the contended eral of Florida, where she will review the conlitical science sophomore and a volunteer co-Support from high places may puff up marijuana campaignSEE WEED, PAGE 4 SEE BUDDHA, PAGE 4Summer employee strike blamed Ive tried to raise the money. Theres no options left and nothing left to say. Were done.Parker Van Hartowner It would function basically exactly like Californias does.Brandon Harveypresident, NORML Gators

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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 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 84/60 PARTLY CLOUDY 86/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 86/60 SUNNY 84/60 SUNNY 83/62VOLUME 108 ISSUE 35 ufalumni.ufl.edu/blackalumniweekend. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to sshavell@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENING?IBCinema: Their Eyes Were Watching God IBCinema will be showing Their Eyes Were Watching God, based on the Zora Neale Hurston book by the same name. There will be two showings today: one at noon and another at 7 p.m. IBCinema is a showcase of documentary films that highlight the diversity of the black experience. For more information on IBCinema, please visit ibc.multicultural. ufl.edu. Torah on Tap Come discuss what Judaism has to say about everyday topics. Join UF Hillel from 8 to 9 p.m. on the back patio of Leonardos Pizza by the Slice, located on the corner of University Avenue and 13th Street. Rabbi Swedroe will lead the discussion and provide pizza. Just bring money for the tip. For more information, check out the UF Hillel calendar at ufhillel.org/current-students/cal. Free challah roll Who wants to celebrate Shabbat a little early this week? Come meet Melissa from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Turlington to get a free challah roll. Contact Melissa for more information at melissa@ufhillel.org. African Student Union presents: The Jewels of Africa Come watch ASUs finest compete for the crown to determine who will be the next Mr. and Miss African Student Union. There will be performances, food and fun. It is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. Speaker on women and terrorism Anat Berko, a world-renowned terrorism expert, is coming to UF on Thursday to speak from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at Pugh Hall. Her presentation will focus on the abuse of women and children in martyrdom culture. For more information, view the UF Hillel calendar at ufhillel.org/current-students/cal/. Young, black UF grads host first comedy show at alumni reunion UFs Association of Black Alumni will kick off its 2013 Black Alumni Weekend with Comedy Night at Emerson Alumni Hall, a comedy show featuring rising talents who have UF ties. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Presidents Room at Emerson. Tickets are $20 for current UF students with a valid UFID, and $30 for alumni and general public. Tickets can be purchased online at Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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CHIP LOWEAlligator Contributing WriterMcDonalds Corp. has started serving chicken wings, but some locals say the Coinciding with the beginning of football season, Mighty Wings have temporarily joined the menu until mid-November. side, said hes not concerned about the competition because atmosphere plays an important role in attracting customers. The people that are going to go to McDonalds for chicken wings are just driving on their way home and are like, Man, I really want some wings, and I dont have time to go somewhere good, he said. Alexis Thomas, a 21-year-old nursing sophomore at Santa Fe College, said she cant threat to existing wing joints because, as of right now, the restaurant only offers I think if they switch it up and add original or buffalo, it will make an effect, she said. However, Thomas said she thinks the ence if the food is good. The way your food is made determines whether or not you want to eat there, she said. Depending on how hungry you are, you are going to want to sit there and eat regardless. All you are worried about is getting that food in your mouth while its hot. David Alexander, a 22-year-old UF telecommunication junior, expressed a different sentiment about fast-food wings. I think what makes the best wings is the quality of the chicken and how well theyre seasoned, he said. Alexander said atmosphere does play a large role in the settings in which people traditionally enjoy wings. You eat wings while youre watching a football game, and you cant really do that at McDonalds, he said. to capitalize on a popular food that everyone enjoys, he said. I dont think they are truly mastering the craft of chicken wings, Alexander said. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 William A. England / AlligatorMcDonalds has recently added chicken wings, called Mighty Wings, to its menu. The LIFESTYLESome squawk at McDonalds newest menu item: wings LIZ MOONEYAlligator Contributing WriterArts and sciences will be coming together at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art on Thursday. Arts in Engineering will be at the Harn from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of the Museum Nights series. The annual event features musical performances and artistic works created by faculty members and students of the College of Engineering. Eric Segal, education curator of academic programs at the museum, said this year will feature a video digital interaction display that can project the image of participants onto a prerecorded background. Its a wonderful surprise for people to discover that engineers have such strong and diverse artistic abilities, he said. Diana Alarcon, a 21-year-old industrial and systems engineering senior, is presenting four silk-screen prints and two pairs of white canvas shoes she painted with acrylic paint. I think this event is unique in the sense that it showcases that engineers can break the stereotypes, she said. Too often, were put into this box where were just supposed to do math and be analytical. The event will also feature Theatre Strike Force, art activities sponsored by the Museum University Student Educators, an interactive educational game called Will It Float? and a centrifugal force painting, Segal said. Angela Lindner, associate dean for student affairs in the College of Engineering, said with the large number of entries, the event will have a high energy level. James OConnell, environmental engineering senior, will be performing saxophone duets at the show. OConnell, 21, said playing saxophone has taught him skills vital in engineering, including patience, discipline and the value of hard work. Engineering is about solving problems, and sometimes, you have to be creative, he said.It will be from 6 to 9 p.m. The people that are going to go to McDonalds for chicken wings are just driving on their way home and are like, Man, I really want some wings, and I dont have time to go somewhere good.Hoss Ricemanager at Gators Dockside Too often, were put into this box where were just supposed to do math and be analytical.Diana AlarconUF industrial systems and engineering senior

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equipment for the last two weeks paychecks, he said. Legally, we are owed that. Its the matter of how soon or how late well be paid that is up in the air. Sherman said the strike affected the restauthe entire cause for the restaurant shutdown. Sherman, who has a second job, said he was concerned for the rest of the staff because the news came so suddenly, but he said he thinks Van Hart had reasons for delaying news of the shutdown. Im sure this has been in the works for a while, he said. The only reason he didnt tell any of us was because he was trying to work something out before he had to close. Im sure the reason he kept dent who has frequently enjoyed Tasty Buddha, said she is disappointed. friendly staff and Swamp Head on tap, she said. They will absolutely be missed. REBECCA TURKELAlligator Contributing WriterWith new, just-announced UF mobile app updates to come in the Spring, students than their smartphones for important information on campus. The UF Mobile app, released in June for both iPhone and Android, is working on updates suggested by and geared toward students, tions manager for UF Information Technology. Updates include dining information regarding menus and open/close indicators, parking information for spefeature that allows students to map their classes based on their course schedule, according to a news release. Based on the feedback parking and dining were common suggestion. bile team meets regularly to well and being used, as well dent feedback was the main method of deciding which updates to incorporate. We try to pick updates pact, she said. Hannah Helms, a 19-yearold UF public relations sophomore, is a frequent user of the app. The new features will be especially useful for freshmen and transfer students, she said. By going to the students and asking what will make the app more.UF app announces updates from student feedback 4, ALLIGATOR ScreenshotThe UF Mobile app, released in June for both iPhone and Android, is anticipating updates in Spring, featuring dining menu information, parking information and more. ALEXANDRA HERSHORNAlligator Contributing WriterPride History Week and Hispanic Heritage Month teamed up Tuesday night to facilitate a conidentities. Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, an untor of social justice organization to be a gay, undocumented U.S. resident. Sousa-Rodriguez said hes a member of both groups. Opening up the space to talk about multiple identities (opens) up doors once closed, he said. The well-being of the community is the well-being of oneself. Sousa-Rodriguez, who was born in the slums of Brazil and immigrated to the United States when he was his family with the world in a better state than how he got it. ple try to tell us there is only black and white, good and bad, gay and in a spectrum. Another part of the discussion was the lack of federal funding unrently, undocumented residents much as Florida residents to attend journalism senior and president of CHISPAS. We wanted to bring the immiimmigrant rights, she said. Hiram Martinez-Cabrera, Pride dent, agreed. He said both the Hispanic and queer communities face rights. Undocumented immigration Martinez-Cabrera, a 19-year-old UF public relations sophomore. Pride Student Union and CHISPAS, Martinez-Cabrera said.Speaker talks LGBTQ, immigration LIFESTYLE CHERI BAILEYAlligator Contributing Writer twins at risk. The Student Health Care Center said in a tweet posted Friday, Drinking #alcohol increases the amount of alcohol consumed rises. Catherine A. Seemann, communications coordinator for the SHCC, said students should be aware of all risks associated with breast cancer. While females cannot change certain risk factors such as age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, and race and ethnicity, she said, they may be able to take control of lifestyle-related risk factors such as ups and be aware of their bodies, Seemann said. She said the information from the tweet was taken directly from the American Cancer Societys website, cancer.org. In comparison to nondrinkers, women who concording to the website. It was really hard to watch my mom go through all of the cancer treatments, she said. She had surgery, chemo and radiation therapy. My mom is young, she said. Im just glad that she got herself checked out and that her doctors were Kolenc said her mom rarely drinks and doesnt smoke. I do drink socially, she said. If I knew that those factors were going to increase my risk, I would make changes to try and lower my risk of getting cancer.SHCC: Drinking not best for breastsMost Florida voters would support itordinator for United For Care, said cated they would support medical marijuana if it were on the ballot. The Tabernacle of Hedonism, a local group, is also talking about nacle, said the group is considering drum up support for the proposal, which he calls a good cause. sociology junior, said she worries law. I think that the biggest drawback to it is that people who dont really need it claim that they do, users when they could just be using WEED, from page 1 BUDDHA, from page 1Its Pride History WeekThe restaurants equipment is for sale If I knew that those factors were going to increase my risk, I would make changes to try and lower my risk of getting cancer.Beauty KolencUF public relations senior By going to the students and asking what will make their lives easier, people will more.Hannah HelmsUF public relations sophomore Undocumented immigration issues are still LGBTQ issues.Hiram Martinez-CabreraUF public relations sophomore

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UF SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE SWORE IN THE NEWLY ELECTED SENATORS. COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgTuesday night was split between familiar and fresh faces in a bittersweet double-header Student Senate meeting. of the meeting, and new senators became acquainted with procedures and committees in the second half. In Elisabeth Chaunceys farewell speech, she referred to her moments in Senate as some of the most memorable ones of her freshman year. She gave words of wisdom to those remaining: People are going to remember you by the person that you are, not the title that you hold or the position that you have. Some had sharper words in their goodbye speeches. In a shrinking caucus, some outgoing Students Party senators said their piece. Outgoing Sen. Stephanie Kreitzer kicked off public debate with strong sentiments. I want you to realize that whether you worked hard for your position or it was handed to you, you all started out the same way, she said. tions Justin Hoover presented the Fall 2013 election results, Ringing in the second half of the night, UF Supreme Court Chief Justice Marcus Powers swore in the new batch of senators. Moving forward, the chambers dealt with a shift in higher Senate positions. After a long career in the Senate, Lauren Verno stepped down from her position as Senate president. Senate Pro-Tempore Cory Yeffet, the only nomination for But before exiting the building, Verno made her mark with a few words received by applause. The one thing I have learned is to truly make friends, she said. I have made friends across party lines. It has made me a person that respects others. Elliot Grasso was the sole nomination for the pro-tempore position vacated by Yeffet. Later on, he resigned from his position as allocations chairman. After a unanimous vote, Powers swore in Yeffet and Grasso. Members-at-large positions for the Replacement and Christina Chan-Pong and Joselin Padron-Rasines were unriIts a position I wont take lightly because I know that with my judgement, I get to select the people who will hopefully serve as senators, Padron-Rasines said after the meeting. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 Kan Li / AlligatorUF Supreme Court Chief Justice Marcus Powers swears in newly elected senators at Tuesdays double-header CAMPUS SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.org been chosen for the UF Foundations brand-new Preeminence Term Professorships. Chemical engineer Fan Ren and pathologist Mark Atkinson were both given $25,000 after being selected from a pool of UF faculty nominated by their colleges deans. UF spokesman Steve Orlando has ever been given, and the universitys goal is to announce two recipients yearly. Its a way to acknowledge the great work these professors have been doing and help them continue that work, he said. He said the award was created by the UF Foundation, the fundraising and gift-fund management branch of the university. The money awarded was from private donations to the university. According to a news release, Ren and Atkinson can use the money to hire research assistants, buy equipment, attend special trainings, travel, collaborate on work and promote their research. The idea was to connect these awards with UFs preeminence in the state, Orlando said. Gov. Rick Scott titled UF a preeminent university earlier this year and called for it to become a top 10 public university in the nation. Atkinson oversees a team of doctors and researchers focused on determining the causes of diabetes and how to prevent it, according to a news release. Ren leads a UF team working on creating sensors that detect chemical and biological signs indicative of health issues like kidney disease and breast cancer. Hans Rojas, a 20-year-old UF marketing junior, said because the university is involved in so much research, its important to reward its professors for hard work. Those professors are doing research for bettering the lives of humans, Rojas said. The award does nothing but encourage continued good research. Its a way to acknowledge the great work these professors have been doing and help them continue that work.Steve OrlandoUF spokesman

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Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 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. 29 TOTAL VOTES34% YES 66% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Does it bother you that Instagram will be advertising in your feed? Todays question: Are you sad Tasty Buddha closed? Stop hating: Americas doing just greatHaters will always hate. These days, bashing politicians and journalists has become en vogue. Critics forget that our representatives uphold the worlds greatest democracy by toiling night and day to represent a helpless minority: corporate executives. Having a media subservient to the powerful is also vital to our prosperity. Take Congress, for example. When the health care debate began a few years ago, polls indicated anywhere fom 60 to 77 percent of Americans wanted a public health-care option. Private corporations werent too hot for Washington to implement poliwith the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. Dont just credit Republicans for prioritizing insurance companies over the American public. In fact, it was a heroic Democratic senator who rose to the occasion when he blocked the public option. Thank God we have bipartisan representation for the voiceless Wall Street boardrooms. I love it when both parties can become united. Take President Barack Obama, for example. Neither Republican nor Democratic leaders have any serious qualms with the presidents drone strategy that literally, terrorizes men, women, and children, giving rise to anxiety and psychological trauma among civilian communities, as a Stanford/NYU study reported. How awesome is the bipartisan backing of Obamas drone warfare that kills thousands of Pakistanis and Yemenis with no due process? But lets be honest: Weve had a few hiccups in our nations past. For example, granting women personhood i.e., the same legal rights as everyone else was a bad idea. Fortunately, federal courts dont allow that craziness anymore. Nonresident aliens are nonpersons in todays America just like the good ole days when black people, akin to farm cattle, lacked personhood in the eyes of the law. As for the Wall Street boys, dont worry. The Supreme Court has conversely expanded personhood to include corporaactual human beings, from legal rights. Another problem: freedom of the press. Some years ago came a close call, but what if we dont get so lucky next time? In the early 1970s, the FBIs secret targeting of civil rights groups culminating in the assassination of Fred Hampton, a black activist, while exposed. For years, U.S. presidents from both parties endorsed the FBI pranks. Luckily, instead of informing the public of the criminal operations, journalists obsessed over the Watergate scandal. After all, the Nixon administration had pissed off half Americas powerful political establishment, the Democrats. Its always safer to do TV segments on the bickering between the political parties than tell the public how the FBI with bipartisan support suppressed poor, black activists. I am scared of a day when the media actually begins to serve the ordinary American public. Instead of focusing on our enemies devious behavior, what if journalists highlighted our own governments support for Israel and Saudi Arabia, two countries with sickening human rights records? Worse yet, what if the American public suddenly realizes we live in a democracy corporations? Can we just in case journalists forget their role of the press? Just to be safe, lets also ban freedom of speech except sarcasm, that is. Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior. His column runs on Wednesdays. A spread in Elle UKs November issue aimed at rebranding feminism has sparked outrage among bloggers the Guardian and Buzzfeed. According to AdWeek, the British womens magazine enlisted the help of three advertising agencies Brave, Mother London and Wieden + Kennedy to make the concept of feminism cooler, sexier and sleeker with the help of neat infographics designed to prove to readers they are, in fact, feminists. Feminism, as we know, is a terribly radical concept: The advocacy of womens rights on the grounds of political, social and economic equality to men. Scary! The term feminism unfortunately stirs up vivid images of bra-burning which, by the way, never actually happened at the 1968 Miss America pageant and angry man-haters. The negative connotations arent helped by prominent stars such as Katy Perry repeating the tired Im not a feminist, but . . claim. The images produced by the advertisers for Elles feminism rebranding campaign, with their bold pink lettering and reader-friendly infographics, dont exactly align with Gloria Steinems early sentiments on feminism: The truth will set doesnt need a rebrand. Rebranding is something you do to, well, a brand: a commodity that you are attempting to sell to the consumer, Kord wrote. But an ideology is not a hip must-have like a leather jacket or a roll-neck sweater. Reducing feminism to a trend is annoying to say the least, and is made even worse when it comes from Elle, a publication full of pictures of thin, beautiful white women, Kord wrote. Elle wants you to hashtag to the world about your hairy legs, but I wouldnt hold your breath if youre expecting to actually see any of those on its pages. Its particularly disgusting a womens magazine that aids in perpetuating an unattainable ideal for womens bodies not to mention hawking truly hideous yellow, blue and green bejeweled rubber gladiator sandals that look not unlike a pair of bedazzled Crocs would manipulate the ongoing struggle for gender equality into an advertising campaign to drive up magazine sales. Besides, the Guardian writer Laurie Penny wrote, it doesnt matter how feminism is repackaged itll still be subjected to unsavory, unvalidated stereotypes. The stereotype of the ugly, unf**kable feminist exists for a reason because its still the last, best line of defense against any woman who is a little too loud, a little too political. Correct me if Im wrong, but Ive always believed part of the point of feminist politics part of the point of any sort of radical politics is some principles are more important than being universally adored, particularly by the sort of men who would prefer women to smile quietly and grow our hair out. So, sorry, Elle UK. Were not buying it.Hey, Elle UK: Feminism doesnt need a makeover spread in Elle UKs November issue aimed at rebranding feminism has sparked outrage among bloggers According to AdWeek, the British womens magazine enlisted the help of three advertising agencies Brave, Mother London and Wieden + Kennedy to make the concept of feminism cooler, sexier and sleeker with the help of neat infographics designed to prove to readers they are, in fact, feminists. Feminism, as we know, is a terribly radical concept: The advocacy of womens rights on the grounds of political, social The term feminism unfortunately stirs up vivid images of bra-burning which, by the way, never actually happened at the 1968 Miss America pageant and angry man-haters. The negative connotations arent helped by prominent stars such as Katy Perry repeating the tired Im not a feminist, but . . The images produced by the advertisers for Elles feminism rebranding campaign, with their bold pink lettering and reader-friendly infographics, dont exactly align with Gloria Steinems early sentiments on feminism: The truth will set Julia Glum EDITOR Matthew Riva Samantha Shavell MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Zulkar Khanopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Public opinion polls consistently show Americans are frusernment and political process. In a September poll from the Pew Research Center, 67 percent of respondents said the policies of the federal percent said those policies were intended to aid the wealthy. At the same time, the poor 72 percent or the middle class 71 percent. Gary Rivlin of The Nation wrote that the bill requires the coton that consistently favors the rich and powerful over the midcontributions wealthy interests donate to candidates for federal v. Federal Election Commission that overturned previous restriccorporations, labor unions and other associations on political voters, and less on the wealthys interests that currently have a Elliot Levy is a UF political science and public relations junior. His column runs on Wednesdays. SCOTUS case could increase corruptionColumn Elliot Levyopinions@alligator.org O stories about this place before from friends and friends of friends whose experiChina to Arabia and Eastern Europe, this website was sort of outside authority. all this was available. your identity. On top of that, all transactions are carried Twelve hours later, the FBI arrested the Alec Carver is a UF journalism freshman. His column runs on Wednesdays. Silk Road shut down, but not for drugsColumn R are born with some special talent and therefore deserve to become rich natural talents will be fully appreciated, too. for years to perfect their craft, but it also runs their lives. Its true some people are just naturally better To be the best requires a mix of hard simply because of nature. Find a passion and perfect it. Emily Johnson is a writer for the University of Houstons student newspaper, The Daily Cougar. This column originally appeared on UWire.Reality shows dont show the hard work behind being a singerUWireEmily JohnsonUWire Alec Carveropinions@alligator.org

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8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013Ryan D. Jones / AlligatorHelping HandsAlachua County Fire Rescue Services and Gainesville Police respond to a motorcycle and car collision at the corner of Southwest 13th Street and Southwest Eighth Avenue late Monday night. LOCAL SOME BUSINESSES DONT PLAN TO KEEP THE GROWN-UP CUBS. KRISTINA RAMERAlligator Contributing WriterCarl Bovard lets visitors play with tiger cub Summer at Single Vision, a wildlife sanctuary in Melrose. But new legislation may prevent the public from interacting with cubs like Summer. This month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will vote on an amendment that would restrict peoples interaction with big cats, bears and primates. If the amendment passes, the public would not be allowed within 15 feet of these animals, and caretakers would be prohibited from bottle-feeding or hand-raising unless a veterinarian deemed it medically necessary. Jeff Kremer, director of donor appreciation at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, said the legislation is aimed at roadside zoos and pseudo-sanctuaries that exploit cubs. Too often, he said, these businesses acquire cubs and make large sums from letting people visit with them. These businesses never plan to keep the adult animal and often send grown tigers to unsuitable environments. Allowing the public to interact with cubs has subsequently created a breeding market, Kremer said. The new legislation could eliminate loopholes across the country. There are patchworks of differing laws and regulations across states, he said. Florida already has some of the strictest animal ownership laws in the country, but it also has one of the highest numbers of animal escapes, Kremer said. Bovard agreed that stricter national measures are needed to regulate breeding exotic animals. But he said hes opposed to the USDA amendment because it will punish responsible animal caretakers, too. When you breed a cat like this, you need to have a plan for its whole life. You cant breed it and just plan on selling it in six months, he said. Although there are about 3,000 tigers in the wild, about 5,000 captive tigers are estimated to be in private hands in the U.S. alone, according to worldwildlife.org. The amendment would affect every legitimate educational facility across the country, Bovard said. Without giving the public a chance to see the animals, we lose the ability to educate, he said.Big cat owners hiss about proposed law preventing interaction ISHA CHOKSIAlligator Contributing WriterA recent Internet trend could pose a health concern for young women, especially those in college. The trend, called the thigh gap, has shown up on social networking sites like Pinterest and Tumblr and features a picture of a girl whose thighs are too thin to touch when the girls feet are touching. Often, the picture is accompanied with a caption or watermark that says feet together, thighs apart. Caroline Payne-Purvis, a 27-yearold UF doctoral candidate in health education and behavior, said this new fad promotes unhealthy body expectations. Through social media, teenagers are now feeling that they have to conform through the Internet as well as through everyday life, she said. associated with eating disorders and depression, especially among girls that dont meet that body type. Some students see the trend as unreasonable. I think its kind of ridiculous, said 21-year-old Erika Ritzmann. As a former dancer, the UF international studies and anthropology senior said she is well-versed in the thigh gap but said women should just focus on exercising to be healthy. I would never have a thigh gap, like, my hips are too narrow, and Im OK with that, Ritzman said.Unhealthy Internet fad urges thigh gaps for girls THE NOISE IS BELOW THE ALLOWED LIMIT. STEVEN KATONAAlligator Staff Writerskatona@alligator.orgAt an Alachua County Commission meeting Tuesday, noise and dust presented roadblocks as the City of Gainesville moved toward buying the biomass power plant before a 30year contract kicks in. County Environmental Protection Director Chris Bird called the wood dust blowing from the biomass plant the highest priority because its causing irritation for workers at the Gainesville Public Works building, the plants closest neighbor. Workers are wearing dust masks outside the facility, Bird said, and some staff are noting eye discomfort from these dust particles. They also coat nearby vehicles. For now, he said the focus will be on cataloging the wood debris falling around the Public Works building and nagging the state government to make sure a Florida Department of Environmental Protection air permit is enforced. anywhere, Bird said. Noise readings show the sounds emitted from the plant register at about 52 decibels outside the perimeter, well below the city ordinance, which limits noise to 66 decibels during the day and 60 at night, said Richard Wolf, assistant director of the Alachua County Department of Growth Management. He said even though the irritant is below the allowed limit, people are still complaining. I think we need to get off the issue of whether it is or isnt a violation based on measurement, Wolf said. We need to concentrate on whats causing the annoyance and how do we eliminate it or mitigate it. Commissioner Susan Baird said before a contract gets set out what is causing the irritants them. She said hiring another independent company to take noise readings over a longer period of time would be a very wise use of funds.Commission weighs concerns over biomass plant dust, noiseLIFESTYLE THOMAS LYNNAlligator Contributing WriterRegistration is now open for the Alachua Astronomy Clubs moon-gazing event Saturday night. From 7 to 10 p.m., residents will observe International Observe the Moon Night at the Easton Newberry Sports Complex. The free event will offer a range of telescopes provided by the club, a laser-guided tour of the constellations and a Q-and-A session with local astronomers. Participants will also be led in an experiment to see how craters are formed on the surface of the moon. They will simulate the scenario by throwing objects at a tub The evening is aimed at promoting awareness of the universe, astronomy and the moon in particular, said Andy Howell, club president. Amateur astronomer Bob OConnell, who created a subcommittee inside the club for people interested in the moon, said he grew up watching the Apollo missions and moon landings. Now, he said, the moon is his biggest interest. Anyone today can look at a high-resolution picture of the moon, but there is nothing that compares with putting your eye to the end of a telescope and seeing it in person, OConnell said. Participants can learn more at www.alachuaastronomyclub.org.Moon stars in upcoming astronomy club event We need to concentrate on whats causing the annoyance and how do we eliminate it or mitigate it.Richard Wolfassistant director of the countys Department of Growth Management Anyone today can look at a high-resolution picture of the moon, but there is nothing that compares with putting your eye to the end of a telescope and seeing it in person.Bob OConnellamateur astronomer Without giving the public a chance to see the animals, we lose the ability to educate.Carl Bovardwildife sanctuary owner

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9Amy Stuart / AlligatorLockdownThe Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in St. Augustine is completely empty, as it has been closed in response to the shutdown. The fort is usually open all year, with the exception of Christmas Day. MELISSA DUKESAlligator Contributing WriterStudent artists are seeing green. Trashformations: The Art of Recycling Art Show and Competition is taking applications for its 15th year this November. Students in middle school, high school and college can enter art pieces made from recyclable materials. The event will be at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Florida Museum of Natural History. The competition is sponsored by the Alachua County Board of County CommissionFlorida Museum, according to a news release. Its a way to look at trash differently, said Tiffany Ireland, education assistant at the museum. The pieces must be made of at least 70 percent recyclable materials, be freestanding and no taller than nine and a half feet. The application is available on the Alachua County Public Works website and is due Nov. 8. Ireland said in previous years, there have been anywhere from 30 to 80 entries for the competition and anticipates this years event to be big. Molly Edwards, 22-year-old UF creative photography senior, said it is an interesting way to bring together students and the community. She said Trashformations is unique because it is not strictly one type of art. People are really eager to go green, she said, especially artists. Ireland said sometimes students become more creative because of the competitions recyclable-material restrictions.Art competition encourages participants to get trashyApplications are due by Nov. 8 IT CAN BE FOUND AT SYLLABUS.UFL.EDU. COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgSyllabi for all UF courses can now be found on one consolidated Web page, just in time for class registration. Student Government announced the launch of UF Online Course Syllabi, syllabus. labi for every class at UF, on its Facebook page Friday. Academic Affairs Executive Secretary Seth Mahl said he began this semester with a goal to make classes more transparent and syllabi more accessible. Instead of creating a pricey new database with syllabi, the created a website categorized by links to each colleges already-existing syllabi database. The website, under UFs domain, was free and simple to make, Mahl said. The next step is to make sure the link is prominent on the UF Registrars website, he said. When students drop a class, no one wins, Mahl said. The more knowledge a student has about a class, the more they know and can make a decision. Mahls idea piggybacked off Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs Bernard Mairs work. At a Faculty Senate meeting during the 2011-2012 school year, Mair proposed each college post class syllabi online to be publicly accessible at either the college or the department level, he said. Every college took about one year to comply, as some faculty were concerned about infringement on intellectual property. Mairs proposal also included a syllabus policy change that be posted, he said. Its important for students to be aware of whats expected, Mair said. Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs Angel Kwolek-Folland partnered with Mahl on the syllabus page and mediated with UF Information Technology to create the website. It took the work Dr. Mair had done one step farther, Kwolek-Folland said. UF plant science junior Danny Ghannoum, 20, said although he hasnt used the syllabus page yet, he plans to use it for classes in the upcoming Spring semester. Most of the time, professors will post their syllabi on Sakai, but sometimes, professors might not update their Sakai eLearning sites until after classes have started, he said. I often like to read about the course and its requirements before the classes have begun.All-in-one UF course syllabi page opensNATION DAVONA WILLIAMSAlligator Contributing WriterThe newly designed $100 bill began circulation Tuesday. The notes high-tech design is the Federal Reserves way of staying a step ahead of the counterfeiters, said Detective Matt Goeckel, Gainesville Police currency expert and task force liaison with the U.S. Secret Service. The notes new security features include a blue, 3-D ribbon across the 100s and an inkwell that changes from copper to green when tilted. You look at Canadian currencies, and its very colorful and harder to reproduce, Goeckel said. Ours is almost monotone. If someone suspects a counterfeit call the police, said GPD spokesman where the bill came from and if its part of a larger ring, he said. As far as the new bill dropping in the midst of the government shutdown, Goeckel said he was surprised. The Federal Reserve was scheduled to release the bill in 2010 but didnt because of production problems. Although the bills were released may be a while before they hit the streets. The Wells Fargo branch in the Reitz Union hasnt yet received a shipment of the new bills, but its expecting one soon, said store manager Scott Weaber.New colorful $100 bill debuts nationally BEES ARE THREATENED BY THE VARROA MITE. EVAN ECHAVEAlligator Contributing WriterHoney, we shrunk the bee population. In response to nationally declining populations, researchers at UFs Entomology and Nematology Department are working to keep bees safer from harmful pesticides and noxious mites. Liana Teigen, a research technician at UFs entomology department, tracks bee colonies throughout the year and takes samples to see if the population numbers are changing. Right now, our losses are unsustainably high, Teigen said. Beekeepers just cant make up their numbers. The biggest threat to the honeybee is the varroa mite, which carries a virus that weakens the bees immune systems, making them less productive. Pesticides can reduce the amount of mites, but if too much is used, there wont be any bees left to protect, Teigen said. Pesticides used on the crops that bees pollinate may also contribute to lower honey yield. To boost honey production, beekeepers like Teigen drip sugar solution into hives. This sugar spike can allow the bees to make an extra 50 pounds of honey. The continuing population decline for honeybees is no surprise to Jeanette Klopchin, a 32-year-old research and extension technician at UFs entomology department. The whole beekeeping phenomenon in the United States is, as a whole, imported, she said. Both honeybees and the crops they pollinate were transplanted here from Europe. Beekeeping was on the rise until the 80s, when chemical industries started making more pesticides and moved bees around for larger-scale farming, which exposed colonies to more chemicals in higher quantities. Beekeepers are starting to use integrated pest management, which offers safer chemicals and nonchemical alternatives to traditional pest spraying, Klopchin said. As the population of bees continues to shrink annually, Teigen said she knows it will take a lot of willing helpers and a love for the honeybees to make any kind of impact. I dont think theres going to be some kind of magical solution, she said.UF researchers work to help suffering honeybee population It gives us a chance to larger ring.Ben Tobias

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 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 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! 3/1 HOUSE 1100 sq ft 2036 NW 31st Pl. $675/mo No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 10-31-13-51-2 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 12-4-13-71-2 705 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, $1,150/month+utilities Call (352) 275-1259 10-31-13-43-2 WALK TO UFLarge 2BR apt. W/D, Island kitchen. Newly remodeled. Lots of parking. $675/mo 339-4862 10-31-13-37-2 1BR/1BA Quiet neighborhood. 1103 NW 4th St. Apt C upstairs. $500/mo. Pets ok. Close to UF, bike/bus. Call 352-359-1644, 352-332-8481, 214-9050 10-22-13-25-2 Spacious remodeled 3/3 in Biven's Forest near UF and Shand's. 1383sq ft, 2 balconies,w/d hookups, and plenty parking. Water and waste removal included. Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 11-6-30-2 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 10-31-13-24-2***DOWNTOWN***CHEAP***Walk to all the Downtown hotspots from this Studio Apartment. $425/mth includes paid water. 216 SW 3rd Ave. Call 870-2760. 10-1713-12-2 SMALL COTTAGE perfect for one person seeking a non-smoking, quiet, private, safe envronment. SW area off Tower Rd. 6-7 min to UF/Shands, 4 min to Oaks Mall $500/mo. 352-562-9174 10-16-13-10-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 10-31-13-21-2 A unit available in tower village $575 monthly. 352224501one10-15-13-5-2 3BR house in nice location nr UF has 2 BRs avail. Backyard, pet ok, Master BR priv bath $550/mo incl elec, other room $500/mo incl elec. new paint/new crpt (561)7065378. will rent together or separately 918nw10thave 10-15-13-5-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 1 or 2 roommates needed to rent own room in 3bdrm house. Backyard, nice neighborhood near UF. Great deal $500-550/mo incl elec!! New crpt/paint pet ok (561)706-5378 918 nw10thave. 10-15-13-5-4 NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-4-71-5 Rockwood Villas 3/3 Townhouse for Sale in SW Gainesville. Tile floors, newer applianc es, w/d, lots of storage, screen porch, quiet location w/ two pools, tennis, ample parking. Close to UF on bus line. $82K352-331-7134. 10-11-13-13-5 BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-4-13-71-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-4-13-71-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-4-13-71-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-4-71-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-4-71-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-4-13-71-6 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 BOOKS: Stolen memories, dangerous dreams, collapsing societies, lost identities, lost souls, engineered life, our world transformed. Read Remembering the Future, science fiction stories by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com. 10-28-13-20-10 MOBILE HOME FOR SALE BY RECENT GRAD! Single-wide, 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom, with functional a/c and heat. Appliances include refrigerator, washer/dryer, water heater and gas stove. Located in Oak Park Village just 4 miles from UF campus. Please contact owner if inter ested at (321)289-5907 or jglenn@ufl.edu. 10-10-13-2-10 Artsy Smartsy Shoppe Now open in Gainesville! Help fund art coverage. Like us on Facebook. 402 NW 10th Ave. 352-260-2511 10-15-5-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scoot ers, 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 war ranties with roadside assistance included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 12-4-13-71-11 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 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. 124-75-11ccmotorcycletraining.com2 days $150 weekdays or weekends G-ville/ Starke 352-331-0131 train on motorcycles or scooters State certified Co & Trainers 1024-13-15-11 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 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 responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal infor mation or arranging meetings or investing money. GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4009 12-4-71-13 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 32604 Your roommate hasnt done the dishes in How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the

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12, ALLIGATOR 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 10-18-13-71-13 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: October 27th December 8th Call 352-376-6647 or Visit www.nmhp.net, or Email ocgainesville @gmail.com Do you speak English and Spanish fluently? If so, you may qualify for a 90-minute study that pays $15! 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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 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. in Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 124-13-75-14 STUDENT WORK AVAILABLEFlex Sch/Resume Builder 14.50 base/appt CALL TODAY 352-505-9105 1-22-74-14 ATTENTION Smokers!!! Do you want to quit smoking? Smokers are needed to participate in a quit smoking study. If interested, please call the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-234-6640 or 352-273-2151 or e-mail us at ufsmokinglabclinic@gmail.com 10-31-23-14 Helper needed for random yard work, maintenance, repairs, odd jobs, and errands. Hard worker, trustworthy and independent with vehicle a must. helpergnv@gmail.com 10-14-5-14 Get paid to type! 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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Game time announcedFlorida announced Tuesday that its home game against Georgia Southern on Nov. 23 will kick off at 2 p.m. and will be available live via pay-per-view. Floridas tennis teams are looking to improve during the fall season. Read the story on page 14. ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer@alichtenstein24When LSU visited Ben Hill Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffJaylen Watkins (14) tackles Arkansas wide receiver Javontee Herndon (19) during Floridas 30-10 win Florida defense to be tested by offense-oriented LSU ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer@adamDpincus Gators offense improvingFIRE JOE MORGAN Loss to LSU spurred resurgence Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan Murphy SEE NOTES, PAGE 15 SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 15 SEE JOE, PAGE 15 He throwing that thing, man. [Hes] looking like a NFL quarterback.Antonio MorrisonUF linebackerQuotable on nature walk locations in Louisiana

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14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 Kristi Camara / Alligator StaffAlex Holston blocks the ball during Floridas three-set win against Texas A&M on Friday in the OConnell Center. Holston hit .567 last weekend. RJ SCHAFFERAlligator Writer @rjschaffer Florida was forced to mount a three-set comeback to survive its most recent home matchup against Kentucky. The No. 2 Gators could have an easier time against the Wildcats on Friday night thanks to the emergence of freshman right-side hitter Alex Holston. Our offensive numbers have just been staggering, coach Mary Wise said. The Gators are not just dominating matches Florida has not lost a set since Sept. 14 against Western Michigan they are hitting the ball at one of the best clips in the nation. UF is fourth in the nation in kills per set, averaging 15.06 per game and second in the nation in hitting percentage at .349. Holston, who has adapted to Wises system quickly, has contributed to those high marks despite being a true freshman. For her to put up the numbers shes doing low best combination. Holston was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week after her performances against Texas A&M and Alabama last weekend. She hit .567 in the two matches but was especially good against the Crimson Tide; she hit .727 with eight kills in the Gators three-set victory. One of Holstons biggest strengths has been her consistency. She recorded only one error during the weekend and has only 23 attack errors this season four fewer than senior middle blocker Chloe Mann. Freshman leading strong UF offenseTENNIS ERICA A. HERNANDEZAlligator Writer @EricaAlyssa Despite losing several critical players from last season, womens tennis coach Roland Thornqvist is pleased with the Gators roster. Thornqvist expects to see several of his seven players ranked among the top-10 players in the nation when Florida opens its spring season against Louisville on Jan. 25. We have that kind of talent, Thornqvist said. Were heading in the right direction. For Bryan Shelton, coach of the mens team, the fall preseason, which includes seven tournament appearances, is more about development. We know that after last year there was a little bit of a gap between us and some of the top teams in the country, Shelton said. Our goal is to make that gap smaller and smaller. a year ago and ended the season ranked No. 16. The womens side enjoyed more success, falling short of a third straight national title by losing to Stanford in the NCAA Both teams left their respective ITA tournaments without trophies or titles last weekend. Two players from each team advanced to the main singles draws of the AllAmerican tourneys but lost in the each lost in two sets in the womens tournament. For the men, Florent Diep fell 7-6, 7-5, while Stephane Piro put up a three-set battle before falling 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3. Both teams added three freshmen to each of their rosters this summer. Of the three newcomers on the mens team, Shelton recognized Elliott Orkin as a standout performer. Its a little bit rare for a freshman to come out with a fearless mentality, but hes been able to do that from the start, Shelton said. Orkin has competed in both of the teams tournament appearances. He and teammate Gordon Watson survived all four qualifying rounds to advance to the All-American doubles main draw before losing in the third round. Belinda Woolcock, who earned an ITA top-10 ranking among newcomers, has starred on the womens side. Woolcock has competed at every Florida tournament so far this year. Shes getting better every time out, Thornqvist said. She can play big when she needs to, and shes also willing to play defense when the ball tells her to. All three of the freshmen on the matches on UF courts this weekend during the Bedford Cup, which runs Thursday through Sunday. Continue reading online at alligatorSports.org.Florida tennis looking for improvement during preseasonWoolcock For her to put up the numbers shes thats the best combination.Mary WiseUF coach

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when he visited The Swamp last year. The defense sacked him four times and held LSUs running backs to 59 yards, making Tigers offensive coordinator Greg Studrawa put the ball in Mettenbergers hands. Mettenberger completed fewer than half of his passes in the absence of a running game, but now LSU has a more potent ground attack and a new offensive coordinator to go with it. Tigers coach Les Miles brought in Cam Cameron in the offseason, and under Cameron, LSU is averaging 197.3 yards per game on the ground. Halfback Jeremy Hill has been electric for the Tigers this year, averaging 7.5 yards per carry and 118.8 yards per game. Against Florida last year, Hill had the best average of any LSU running back rushing for 8 yards on two carries. The Gators return a rush defense just as strong Theyre very talented, coach Will Muschamp said. Jeremy Hill, (Terrence) Magee, (Alfred) Blue, (Kenny) Hilliard. All guys that are going to be physical and get the ball north and south. It is going to be a battle of strengths when Florida goes to Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday. Both teams will try to establish their identities and take control of the game. The Tigers will try to neutralize the Gators elite defense with a combination of a deep passing game and explosive running attack. Florida will attempt to replicate last seasons result with the same method pound the ball on the ground and rock LSU with the defense. But Muschamp said he did not care how Florida wins, as long as the Gators come back with a victory. I want to win., he said. If it takes 51-50, lets go. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 FOOTBALL, from page 13Tigers running back averaging 118.8 yards per game in 2013Alligator File PhotoDominique Easley lies on the ground following a play during Floridas 41-11 loss against LSU on Oct. 8, 2011 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. The Gators defeated the Tigers at home in 2012. Kristi Camara / Alligator StaffMax Garcia (76) runs at an opposing player during Floridas 30-10 victory against Arkansas on Saturday in Gators tougher since air. LSU torched the Florida secondary with 215 passing yards on only 14 attempts. Meanwhile, Jacoby Brissett, tasked with doing the improbable much else before or after hitting Andre Debose for a 65-yard touchdown pass. Brissett, who threw two interceptions and was understandably rattled, could not be the game manager Florida expects Tyler Murphy to be on Saturday. Even the defense bottomed out, forcing no turnovers and giving up 453 yards at a clip of 7.2 per play three more than the 4.2 yards UF has allowed per play since 2012 began. The Gators have obviously improved in each area since then, but that alone will not guarantee a win. Neither does LSUs defense being weaker than usual due mostly to the inexperience of an otherwise talented unit. Florida is a much tougher football team, even more so than last years squad. The Gators havent blinked since losing Dominique Easley and Jeff Driskel for the season. The defense, which lost seven starters from 2012, has helped continue the Gators streak of surrendering 20 points or fewer in 12 straight Southeastern Conference games. The offense is defying preseason expectations under the direction of the cool-headed Murphy, whose resolve under pressure and adversity has been admirable. Hell, Jon Halapio, who was already playing at risk of re-tearing his left pectoral muscle, came back into the Tennessee game after briefly leaving due to a bleeding eye. The man down, man up mantra may sound corny and contrived, but damn it if it isnt pertinent to this team. The Gators are tough, and the memories of Baton Rouge sting. At the risk of sounding awfully clich, tough guys dont get mad. They get even. JOE, from page 13Taylor redshirt possible the occasion. Its not like we cant or shouldnt do it. Freshman running back may redshirt: Kelvin Taylor was a fan favorite before playing a snap for the Gators but has been seldom games, the freshman tailback has 46 yards on only six carries. Taylor has not had a rushing attempt since Florida defeated Tennessee on Sept. 21, and his game action against Arkansas was limited to victory kneel-downs. Although he can not apply for a regular redshirt, he can receive a medical redshirt if he does not appear past the sixth game of the season, does not appear in more than four games and has a provable injury. Florida plays its sixth game on Saturday. He practices hard, Pease said. Hes a good kid. Hes got a good attitude. He is a good player, and I just want to see him continue to do the things and have some patience. Left guard improving: Max Garcia has gotten confused on campus for fellow offensive lineman Jon Halapio because of their similar hairstyles. Each features long, black hair usually knotted in a pony tail or held back by a headband. If the Maryland transfer continues playing like he did against Arkansas, he might be mistaken for Halapio because of his perforCoach Will Muschamp awarded Garcia with the teams top offensive lineman honor on Monday following his performance during Floridas 30-10 victory against Arkansas. Garcia sat out last season after transferring from Maryland, where he started 12 games in 2011. were probably just kind of getting back into football, Garcia said. It had been so long, back in 2011, since I last played college football. So yeah, I feel like the game has been slowing down for me, and Im just trying to keep it going. NOTES, from page 13

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MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator Writer@mmprovenzanoLiz Slattery makes the most of her limited playing time. Slattery earned her ioned the Gators lead gers. She gets herself in a good position. She notched one assist a less impressive stat Slattery said. Freshman to play for national team: ALLIGATOR Kan Li / Alligator StaffLiz Slattery battles for the ball during Floridas 3-0 victory against Auburn on Sunday in UF Soccer She won more 50-50 balls than the entire Auburn team. She was at 11 or 12 just by herself, which is a pretty incredible stat.Becky BurleighUF coach