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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 Readers are considered more emotionally intelligent, pg 3. Since Aug. 1, 20 incident reports have been written there, pg 8. They performed the dance twice Monday, pg 5. 83 /65 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13Michael Frazier II expects to see an increased role on the Florida mens basketball team this season. Read the story on page 16. VOLUME 108 ISSUE 39 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013Hannah Morse / AlligatorThree construction workers wait for dirt to be cleared at the site of the future Innovation Square. The roads will increase the partnership between downtown and UF. Alligator Contributing WriterAn email with instructions on how to mack and succeed at parties from a member of a fraternity at Georgia Tech might have made some UF students smirk, but others arent laughing even after the author publicly apologized. In the mass email that quickly circulated social networking sites, the author gave fraternity brothers a stepby-step tutorial on how to get women to drink more and sleep with them. Isabella Valderrama, an 18-year-old UF management freshman, said she thought the article was gross. He made (rape) seem like something that isnt such a big deal, she said. It is a big deal. It does happen. Its prevalent, and its an issue. Clay Townsend, a 20-year-old applied physiology and kinesiology junior, is in Alpha Tau Omega. He said he thinks the TFM culture is growing. A lot of people are taking on that frat guy persona, he said. Julia Rae Varnes, a specialist at GatorWell Health Promotion Services, said its disappointing and disturbing the author felt it was OK to write and send the email. His willingness to do so may point to an even more disturbing Rape culture is a culture in which rape is perpetuated, normalized and seen as permissible. It leads to a broad misunderstanding of what determines sexual assault and rape, Varnes said. She said rape is exactly what the author of the email is talking about. Getting someone drunk with the purpose of having sex with them thats rape, Varnes said. She said one of the biggest myths is that if someone is intoxicated, he or she can legally consent. Varnes said the legal blood alcohol content level to consent is .08, which is the same as the legal limit to drive. The absence of no does not mean the presence of yes, she said. However, Varnes said she recognizes only one person wrote the email, and she doesnt assume he represents a larger entity. I dont think hes the only person in the world who has this thought process, but I do hope hes a small minority, she said. Varnes said the best method of prevention is bystander intervention, and that students should be looking out for each other. If something doesnt look right, she said, Speak up and say something.UF reacts to Georgia Tech fraternity letterLOCAL THOMAS LYNNAlligator Contributing WriterConstruction on two roads that will form the backbone of the 40-acre Innovation Square project is underway. By the end of April, Southwest Ninth Street and Southwest Third Avenue will converge at the lot near the university across from Southwest 13th Street where the Alachua General Hospital once stood. The roads will establish a walkable grid for businesses moving closer to UF and will increase the partnership between downtown and UF, according to an email from Josh Steppling, who is in charge of communications at Trimark Properties, a Gainesville development company. A framework is being created to facilitate the creation of local businesses and the relocation of businesses outside of Gainesville, Steppling said. Ed Poppell, an Innovation Square organizer, said the Innovation Hub houses 26 startup companies with technologies developed by UF students. The goal is to help the area expand even more, and the sible grid system in place, he said. This is where the roads come in. You have to have roads Innovation Square project in progress A NEW LAW IN CALIFORNIA COULD ENABLE HIGHER RATES FOR IN-DEMAND COURSES. Alligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgA new California tuition law allows for up to six of the states schools to charge extra for their more popular courses, but UF classes are currently safe from the price increase. UF spokesman Steve Orlando said if tuition changes of that nature were to come to Florida, the change would have to come from the Florida Legislature and the Board of Governors because the university doesnt control its tuition prices. That decision would have to come from somewhere above us, Orlando said. Im not aware of any conversations like that taking place here. The California bill, successor to Santa Monica Colleges two-tiered tuition plan that was canceled in 2012, was signed Thursday. The California Community College Chancellors Ofthe practice would not be permissible under the California Education Code. Judy Guevara, a 19-year-old UF psychology sophomore, said classes are already expensive without tuition hikes for popular courses. A lot of popular classes are required, Guevara said. It would prevent people who cant pay for them from completing their degrees.Popular classes dont cost more at UFSEE INNOVATION, PAGE 4 The absence of no does not mean the presence of yes.Julia Rae Varneshealth promotion specialist at GatorWell

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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, OCTOBER 15, 2013 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 86/62 PARTLY CLOUDY 87/63 PARTLY CLOUDY 87/64 SUNNY 86/64 PARTLY CLOUDY 83/65 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 39 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?Talking Gators Talking Gators meets Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology Building, Room 1031, 970 Natural Area Drive, UF campus. The mission of Toastmasters is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. For more information, go to talkinggators. toastmastersclubs.org. Talking Gators is also on Facebook. Civil Society? On the Future Prospects of Meaningful Dialogue The Perennial Racial Divide: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at Smathers Library, Room 1A. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit humanities.ufl.edu/calendar2013-14-speaker-series.html. The Black Womens Image Initiative presents: Interracial Love The Black Womens Image Initiative will be hosting an interactive forum on interracial love today at 6:15 p.m. in the Institute of Black Culture conference room. It will be discussing the challenges of interracial relationships, how they are different from same race relationships and the implications for single women in todays society. There will be games, prizes and refreshments. RUB Entertainment presents: Spooktacular Get into the holiday spirit today at 8 p.m. in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom as students make Halloween luminaries, spider pops and decorate cookies. Also, dont forget to come pick up a real mini pumpkin. Finally, what is Halloween without a costume contest? RUB will be giving out prizes to the top three winners so dont miss out. For more information, email contactrub. specialevents@gmail.com. Campus Recovery Night The Student Recovery Community hosts Campus Recovery Night on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Peabody Hall on the fourth floor in the lunchroom. The Student Recovery Community consists of students who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. During Campus Recovery Nights, students hang out, eat snacks, discuss recovery, play games and watch movies. Use the entrance that faces Union Road and take the elevator to the fourth floor. Contact Billy Palmer at billyap2@mail.ufl. edu for more information.CORRECTION Mondays Alligator story about the peanut butter test for Alzheimers disease incorrectly stated its study included 24 people. The correct amount was 94. Of those, 24 had a mild cognitive impairment. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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JENNIFER LEGGETT and ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writersaharris@alligator.orgUF students looking to understand their peers may want to put down their smartphones and pick up Dostoevsky. A study published in the journal Science earlier this month found social perception and emotional intelligence. The study, conducted by researchers at The New School for Social Research in New York City, Researchers discovered that people temporarily scored higher on social perception tests after Gregory Webster, an assistant professor of psychology at UF, said the results seem logical. The way we understand each other is by understanding emotions and emotional reactions, he said. One way to understand different perspectives is through stories. creases social perception more than other types of writing because it usually has more character depth and different perspectives. If I can understand how a literprobably better understand how other people view things, Webster said. Norman Holland, a UF English professor emeritus and writer of Literature and the Brain, has extensively researched the psychology of reading. He said the emotional reaction people feel when reading a story is very real. Two different parts of your brain process emotions and stories, so readers can know a story is response, he said. Holland said he questions the The mere act of reading person, he said. The act of reading, thinking and talking about it makes you more sensitive. UF librarian John Van Hook said he also believed there is more to the study than meet the eye. you could expect results by saying the same thing about running, falling in love or listening to Mozart, he said. David Leavitt, a UF English professor, said he was pleased The results kind of validated something that I have often believed and that has been a principle of my teaching, he said. Jillian Boyar, a 19-year-old UF biology sophomore, said she enstudies like these will increase colliterature. With social media, people do a lot less pleasure reading, Boyar on Facebook than to open up War TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 William A. England / Alligator StaffNathan Klemm, a mechanical engineering sophomore, reads a book before heading to class Oct. 7. A recent study suggests people who read often are considered more emotionally intelligent. LIFESTYLELiterary fiction increases social perception, study says IT IS COLLECTING SUPPLIES NOW. NICOLE PARRAAlligator Contributing WriterA UF student organization that makes and delivers 150 meals a week to needy residents in Alachua County is now gearing up for Turkeypalooza. Campus Kitchens is collecting food supplies for an annual Thanksgiving community dinner that will be held at the Boys & Girls Club at Woodland Park in November. Turkeypalooza has been a success in the past. I would just love to see the continuation of Campus Kitchens here at the Boys & Girls Club, Last year, Turkeypalooza was more of a food drive than it was a community dinner, said Nico Waler, a UF biology senior and co-president of Campus Kitchens. The organization raised money and had typical Thanksgiving foods donated, such as cranberry jam and green beans. Throughout the year, the group works with Gator Dining and local organizations to make sure cooked-but-uneaten leftover food on campus is taken to homeless shelters and community centers in the county, said Laurel Nesbit, program assistant Waler, who became a part of Campus Kitchens during his freshman year, said the entire community interacts during the events. Everybody gets to hang out, get to know each other and eat free food, he said.Group prepares for Turkeypalooza HIS BOND IS $15,000. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff WriterAn Alabama man was arrested Monday at about 5 a.m. after he yelled that he wanted to kill a man and threatened him with a pocket knife. Jose Adan Villarreal Jr., 38, of Mobile, Ala., was arrested on Southwest 40th Boulevard off of Archer Road, near a Super 8 Motel. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill a third degree felony. According to a Gainesville Police report, Villarreal was arguing with William Lee Rice, also of Mobile, Ala. The words escalated, and the argument turned physical. A witness pulled Villarreal back, and he fell outside the room, according to the report. Rice heard the witnesses yelling that Villarreal had grabbed a knife, and he reappeared in the doorway holding a pocket knife. He pointed the knife at Rice and you, as he moved toward Rice. The two witnesses stood between the men. Rice said later he was afraid Villarreal would be able to push past them to cut him. Villarreal was arrested and booked into the Alachua County Jail, where he remained as of press time with bond set at $15,000.Man threatens with knife

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4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013CAMPUS LUISANA SEGUAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Counseling & Wellness Center is promoting a new initiative to train students and faculty how to help and recognize students in distress. The online interactive program, Kognito, consists of roleplaying training simulations and games in the areas of health and behavioral health. The program at UF has a version for students and one for faculty and staff, said Jaime Jasser, life mental health counselor and program coordinator for Kognito at the wellness center. Its an online, interactive training program to help students recognize common signs of psychological distress that they might be seeing in other students, Jasser said. Some different examples of that could be different changes over The program also instructs students on how to talk to a struggling peer so they can better identify the problem and direct them to get proper help, Jasser said. The faculty training addresses such issues with students and teaches faculty how to recognize the key signs of mental distress, she said. Kognito can be accessed through the Counseling and Wellness Centers website anytime, from any computer. The free program takes about 25 to 30 minutes to complete, Jasser said. Given everyones busy schedules, it is great that one can learn about helping others where and when it is convenient for them, said Gizem Toska, licensed psychologist and assistant director of outreach and consultation at the wellness center. As more students and faculty members are trained about this matter, at-risk students could feel less isolated and more connected, Toska said. Our goal through Kognito is to get students and faculty to take an active part in identifying at-risk students, addressing their concerns and motivating them to get help, Toska said. In a way, it is less about decreasing the numbers needing counseling but more about making sure those who need help get helped. Toska said the program does not need to be completed all at once, but doing so is encouraged. This is a great way for UF members to support one another and to add to our sense of community, meaning and connection, Toska said.Online program trains students, faculty to identify distress IT WILL START IN SPRING 2014. HANNAH MORSEAlligator Contributing WriterA war on the Web may seem harmless: no blood, no sweat, no trate and dismantle a nuclear facility in Iran from thousands of miles opened for combat. With cyberwarfare becoming a growing threat to the world, a new course starting in Spring 2014 will teach Gators how to take charge. UF assistant professor in computer science and engineering Joseph N. Wilson will lecture the new special topics computer science course called Malware Reverse Engineering. Students are going to learn how to look at code that potentially what it does, he said. Computer security researchers treat malware as if it were a human virus; they want to identify evolving, he said. Student Technology Fee funds will help purchase new hardware allowing students to analyze codes by accessing virtual networks ofRule No. 1 is never run malware live on the Internet, Wilson said. Marcus Ball, a 20-year-old UF computer science junior, said knowing how to diagnose malware is crucial in todays society. (Malware is) amazingly complex, he said, and being able to reverse-engineer and look at a piece of malware and look at what its doing is extremely important for national defense.New UF course to teach how to combat malware TIANA DRISCOLLAlligator Contributing WriterA workout tour inspired by the Miami club scene is encouraging local women to twerk out. The Vixen Workout School of Ratchet Tour is bringing an hour-long workout to Simons nightclub Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. The class is available to women 18 and older for $15. Janet Jones, former Miami Heat dancer and one of the instructors, said the purpose of the workout which involves twerking is to help women feel sexy and strong. Its not your typical workout, she said. We want them to come with their hair down and makeup on so they get the feeling they are actually performing live on stage. Participants are encouraged to wear leggings or sweatpants and sneakers particularly wedge sneakers, Jones said. Prior to the class, Jones and other Vixen Workout dance instructors will hold auditions for dance instructors for a planned Gainesville studio. The auditions will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Simons. Emily Ferradaz, a 19-year-old UF biomedical engineering sophomore who attended the Vixen Workout classes in Miami, said the classes are empowering. Its where any classy woman can go and act ratchet, so they dont get judged in public, said Ferradaz. The workout tour begins Oct. 16 in Boca Raton and will also visit Tampa, Orlando and Tallahassee. Advance tickets are available online at vixenworkout.wantickets.com.Twerkout tour stopping by SimonsInnovation Hub is on track to expandbefore you can continue development, Poppell said. We contributed the land, and (the city) agreed to build them. The roads, funded by the city, are an investment to increase the tax base and turn the former hospital grounds into a place where students and industries can come together. has that makes it competitive and draws businesses is its high quality of life and a major university to draw from, Poppell said. Getting a space inside the Hub is competitive, said Jane Muir, director of the Innovation Hub. There are a number of ways a startup will Some come from companies that have been founded by students or graduates, and others are from companies that have licensed discoveries coming out of the university, Muir said. With the Hub reaching about 90 percent capacity in just over two years, the program is on track to expand. After the roads are completed, Muir said, she hopes to construct more buildings to accommodate more space for incubating businesses in Gainesville. Apartments, dry cleaners, restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses could also be future tenants in the area of the district. INNOV A TION, from page 1Nicole Gomez / AlligatorUndead and Made-UpAnthropology sophomore Chris Conway, 19, sits as 39-year-old Zackery Ryan, a UF costume design and technology senior, speaks Monday evening in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. Its not your typical workout. We want them to come with their hair down and makeup on so they get the feeling they are actually performing live on stage.Janet Jonesinstructor This is a great way for UF members to support one another and to add to our sense of community, meaning and connection.Gizem Toskaassistant director of outreach and consultation at UF CWC Wilson Poppell

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 Nicole Gomez / AlligatorAmanda Hanono, a 20-year-old UF psychology senior, and Brandon Robinson, a 20-year-old UF marketing junior, dance to Beyonces Single Ladies (Put A Ring on It) on Turlington Plaza on Monday. CAMPUS COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.org Five years later, UF trio still putting a ring on it GUS WOODRUFF HAS RUN MR. GOODBIKE SINCE 2003. EVAN ECHAVEAlligator Contributing Writer Local bike shop owner celebrates stores 10th anniversary Its a labor of love. I dont think anyones getting rich in the bicycle business.Gus WoodruffMr. Goodbike owner

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Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column Editorial 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.Started from the bottom: A CEOs adviceDreamWorks CEO Stacey Snider talked to The Atlantic yesterday in a video segment titled Advice to a Younger Me about her climb from an entry-level position in the entertainment industry to chairwoman of Universal Pictures to her current position as CEO. She went from being assigned to pick up $50,000 worth of gold chains for Mr. T to overseeing the production of blockbusters such as Lincoln, Lost in Translation, A Beautiful Mind, the Bourne series and Erin Brockovich to name just a few titles. Now, she is partner alongside Steven Spielberg and is considered the reason for Universals comeback within the movie industry in 2001. at the door, she said in the video interview. Although being Mr. Ts personal bling handler may sound way better than data crunching or managing social media for an entry-level job, at the time, Snider had earned degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and UCLAs law school. None of those prepared her for working in a mailroom. I have always felt that my career was not going to be a straight shot up, but more of a kind of rolling wave, so that I could raise my children, Snider told The Atlantic. So I got pregnant when I was the head of production at a studio, and I became chairperson at a bigger studio when I was pregnant with my second daughter. You just do it! It took time for her to realize this, however. According to a New York Times article from 2001 following her promotion to chairwoman of Universal, she ing her twenties, she married and divorced twice. The takeaway from her interview with The Atlantic is, essentially, for young people entering the workforce to calm down. Success comes in waves, and its by no means a straight shot upward especially for women who wish to have children. While college students are faced with a dizzying amount of career and life advice especially women, who have to deal with zeitgeisty phrases about leaning in and having it all its nice to hear something so straightforward: Check your pride and just do it. As Snider discussed, having a college education, and even an Ivy-League education like hers, doesnt automatically guarantee you a desk job. Sometimes youll be faced with impossible tasks: Snider, number in Tahiti. You just have to gulp and wait until the agent leaves, she said. Then say WTF, and you do it. You cant do everything, at the same time, always, and forever, she said, but if you look at your life and your career as a long, winding river, you can get to your destination. 113 TOTAL VOTES58% YES 42% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Does it surprise you that UF has no registered sex offenders? Todays question: Have you ever twerked? Its too early to determine Popes impactMany would consider America to be one of the most religious countries on Earth. But despite that claim, more and more people are turning away from organized religion. Young people especially feel religion has become too out of touch with modern society. airtime include depictions of individuals declaring holy war on behalf of God, accounts of clerical pedophilia and institutional corruption. On March 13, the world witnessed a humble man from South America step onto the world stage. Because of his new position, Pope Francis has the ability to shift the public perception of religion in our modern society. Instead of issuing a new papal bull or establishpontiff, Francis paid for the hotel bill where he stayed during the papal elections. The man with an incredible spect through small actions. Such small actions include wearing more modest papal garments, washing the feet of inmates, reaching out to the poor and members of different religions and opting for a different popemobile. Pope Francis has preached about caring for the poor, treating others as you wish to be treated and, most importantly, peace. These are the things religion should be all about. Many on the political left enjoyed the Popes offthe-cuff comments on homosexuality, women having an expanded role in the church and allowing priests to marry. Many on the political right enjoyed his stance against abortion and his belief in the sacredness of life. style and substance of the new head of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis seems to be saying the right things to the right people at the right time. Francis was elected to clean up after the mess that was Pope Benedicts papacy a papacy full of indictments of clerical pedophilia and the mishandling Francis predecessor was an authority on church teaching and history, he lacked the leadership skills necessary to control the senior members of the Vatican and the communication skills necessary to relate to the average person. However, as time goes on and when the rubber meets the road, the Pope will have to take strong stances on many issues. While his off-the-cuff moments were great talking points, they carry little weight because no actions have been taken on such issues. For example, no concrete action has been taken on women in the priesthood. And though the perception of the Catholic Church has arguably been more positive as of late, actual church teachings and practices havent changed. While some will say the churchs more liberal stance on some social issues is a step in the right direction, its not enough. If the Pope is as serious as many say he is on making the church a more inclusive place, proper action must be taken to ensure that happens. The real impact of Francis papacy lies ahead. Its up to him to determine how he is going to shape the church and the face of religion in modern times. What we have seen so far is what kind of man Pope Francis is; what we have to see in the future is what Michael Beato is a UF economics sophomore. His column runs on Tuesdays. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Matthew Riva Samantha Shavell MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Michael Beatoopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 David Coleman was named the new president of the College Board last summer and, thanks to him, the board is debuting a reconstructed SAT in 2015. The SAT has long been a poor excuse for a college-readiness exam. This is especially true of the essay section, which came high school and university faculty from across the country. They told Coleman in no uncertain terms how detrimental the essay portion has become the College Board is listening. In his article aptly titled We Are Teaching High School Students to Write Terribly, Slate. coms Matthew Malady details how the SAT-essay-grading system rewards students for fabricating experiences instead of supporting their work with facts, which is the basis of a college composition. One professor interviewed for the article stated there is no concern about factual accuracy. Another claimed that the SAT serves only to give students a diminished view of what writing is. The most forward of the bunch said this exam, which should be about testing command over language, is merely rewarding the ability to bulls**t on demand. When testing, students get 25 minutes to plan an essay but no extra paper. They respond to vague, FCAT-like prompts by throwing up words, half of them about fake experiences. During grading, readers must meet a daily quota and essays go past them conveyer-belt style. Taking more than three minutes to score a paper gets them booted from the job. Reading more than 30 essays in an hour, two minutes or less per essay, and they earn a bonus. The grading system means there is no time to fact-check, so the prose becomes all-imregister vocabulary looks impressive as readers skim past the context which, if it was read, would reveal its writer had no idea what obstreperous actually means. Of course, Anything else and graders have to pause and consider structure, which steals points automatically. English teachers, even in AP courses, have to spend time teaching this formula. First comes the hook, then the thesis, three body paragraphs, a conclusion and, for Gods sake, end it on a profound note. A personal favorite? Never cross two Ts in one stroke; the writing looks rushed, which implies insecurity. All these tricks and tactics may boost the score but serve no purpose outside the testing room. With high pressure from schools, peers and parents to achieve a high pass rate, it must be done. Unfortunately, time spent on test prep detracts from learning the truly applicable lessons. However, AP essay questions trump the SATs in that they require facts which will be checked and often include critical analysis or document synthesis. These come closer to representing university-level writing, which asks the student to mesh outside sources to support original arguments. Meanwhile the SAT says, Screw the facts, kid, youre a credible source all your own. What SAT prep teaches students is regurgitation, which in any form yields an unoriginal and unenjoyable result. True command of the English language means having a veritable arsenal of strategies for any writing situation. It does not mean students plungtheir throats to spew nonsense and thesaurus words onto unsuspecting paper. The SAT and its lessons in spinning great tales are overdue for a facelift. For something dubbed a college readiness assessment, it couldnt be farther from it. Today we thank the testing gods for David Coleman and look forward to when students get a taste of real writing. Critical analysis teaches us to spot patterns and dissect the nuances of others verbal and written communications. A holistic writing education allows us to articulate a point in a graceful and novel way. Writing should be about producing a concrete communication, one with merit that can stand alone. These are important life skills. If we are to inhabit and decipher the world around us our context we have to stop teaching students to bulls**t their way to success. Katie McPherson is a UF English junior. Her column runs on Tuesdays. When it comes to writing, SAT should cut the crapColumn Katie McPhersonopinions@alligator.org As a mathematician-cum-philosopher-cum-social critic who published 66 books and more than 2,000 essays, Bertrand Russell was totally pense of work. But in a 1935 article for Harpers Weekly titled In Praise of Idleness, thats exactly what he did, and by many accounts he was quite successful. The nuts and bolts of his thesis were bold: The workday should be capped at four hours. Increases in productivity should lead not just to increases in consumption, but also to more time off; instead of organizing our lives around our jobs, we should organize them around the activities that matter most to us activities which rarely include laboring in a factory or From a modern perspective, In Praise of Idleness comes off as a bit utopian submit an essay to Harpers calling for a four-hour workday now, and youll have nothing to show for it but a rejection slip. But the wonderful thing about utopian viewpoints is that by showing us an alternate world totally in balance, they also show all thats out of balance with our reality. In Russells worldview, the West especially the United States was so obsessed with working, with employment, with thrift, that any activity not related to our jobs was considered unacceptably frivolous. Humanistic study was shunned, self-cultivation was deemed unimportant, and political dialogue centered on getting citizens to work, but never touched upon getting them some time off. Russell detailed many causes and symptoms of this work-obsessed cultural worldview in his essay. Like almost all of Russells writings, the structure and syntax of the piece is crystal clear, but unlike many of his writings which were stubborn children of early twentieth century Britain the observations and arguments of In Praise of Idleness are as instructive In terms of our entertainment, even Bertrand would be shocked at just how passive and sluggish weve become. According to a recent survey by Nielsen, the average American over the age of two watches 34 hours of television per week. The Bureau of Labor Statistics using the somewhat suspect method of simply asking respondents came up with the much more modest account for the bulk of the average Americans leisure day) and socializing or communicating To sum it all up, despite Americas constantly ballooning GDP, we cant wrench ourselves away from our desks and assembly lines. Were still subjected to traumatizing recessionary bubbles in which were unemployed or working our asses off to remain employed. Weve pretty much ditched the idea of self-cultivation for its own sake, and, collectively, we spend more time watching a few popular television shows than we do pawing through novels and magazines. If Russells observations werent true in 1935, they certainly are now. Russell did offer a solution to this predicament, but, as already mentioned, he was a utopian. He wrote in his 1935 essay, The Case for Socialism, that a democratic, non-Marxian, socialist regime, arising with the slow passage of time, would be able to institute his four-hour workday without a descent into penury. His idea is characteristically bold, and such a regime might work, but it wont arise in our lifetimes, so for now well have to look for solutions elsewhere. One source would be Western Europe where a number of countries have managed to foster leisure, without dismantling capitalism and the innovation that comes along with it as Russell would have as do. At the moment, Americans arent mulling the virtues of this European-style leisure. As were recovering from a period of economic malaise, citizens and politicians alike have emphasized the need for hard work and thrift. But we ignore that fact that our progrowth in productivity was especially pronounced during the Great Recession. Whatever the roots of our economic anxieties, simply working more and more wont soothe them. Russell said Americans were uniquely adverse to leisure; it appears he was telling the truth. For centuhe be the yeoman farmer or the cunning industrialist. When this attitude shows its downsides, as it has in the last few years, we cling to it with more ferocity than ever before. Perhaps in an era dominated by a never-declining workday, universal pre-professionalism, and extreme anxiety among both the unsider. Gram Slattery is a writer for the Harvard Political Review. This column originally appeared on UWire. In praise of idleness: virtues of vacationUWireGram SlatteryUWire

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8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013Emily Cochrane / AlligatorMud Slinging SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgUF was awarded roughly $1.7 million last week after the Board of Governors authorized the release of Floridas performance funding. A total of $20 million was divvied up between 11 Florida public universities based on three criteria; percent of graduates with bachelors degrees employed and/or continuing their education one year after graduation; median average full-time wages of undergraduates employed in Florida one year after graduation; average cost per undergraduate to the institution. Universities were ranked zero to three for each metric. UFs cut was 9 percent of the $20 million, coming in at $1,739,130. The University of Central Florida and University of South Florida received the largest portions of the funds, scoring the highest on the benchmarks and receiving $2,608,696 each. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said the caveat with the benchmarks is that its measurements apply only to Florida. Students who might have graduated and moved out of state werent counted. The bottom line is our students do get jobs, just not all of them in the state of Florida, she said. She said the Board of Governors is looking at expanding the metrics for next year. Joe Glover, UF provost, said the money hasnt been designated a purpose yet. It will eventually be allocated by the president and me, he said. Frankly, we havent even turned our attention to it yet. He said the metrics used by the Board of Governors were restrictive, and part of why UF wasnt awarded more money is that the data itself wasnt good. For now, UF is focused on working with its $15 million in preeminence funding, he said.UF receives $1.7M in performance funding from government HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgA residents recent complaint about plumbing at the Village Crossing apartment complex could point to larger issues of enforcing law and lease agreements at properties. Last week, Commissioner Yvonne Hinson-Rawls responded to a complaint from a resident at the complex. The resident said he was spoken and that management was using profanity toward him, Hinson-Rawls said. Property manager Nicole Larson said the complaint came from a resident whose plumbing issues required him to be without a restroom for about three hours. He became upset when she could not provide him with monetary compensation. (The resident) told Commissioner Rawls that we were denying him access to his toilet and not being compliant with code enforcement, Larson said. Code enforcement came out and found nothing wrong. Larson said the two plumbproblem, so she had to call a hydro-rooter service to unclog the plumbing. But the resident was still unhappy he wasnt compensated otherwise. I cant give him a concession, she said. A business cant pay out unless its to another business. Larson said the resident had made a statement that she had been oppressive toward him. Hinson-Rawls said other complaints against the complex have added up, citing resident concerns about management changing rules, using profanity and threatening eviction to residents who accrue citations. Larson attributes the complaints and the resistance to her strict enforcement of lease agreements. The location of the complex contributes to the high level of criminal activity, and despite efforts to try to enforce rules to deter the criminal element, Larson has been met with resistance from residents, she wrote in an email. The overall feeling of the property is negative, she said. All I have done is enforce these rules but I have been met with a huge amount of resistance here. Larson said because she is proactive, crimes such as aggravated assault and robbery have gone down, but trespassing charges have gone up. Im proactive for trespassing, so theres a higher call volume, she said. But we are seeing a decline in the level of crime. Gainesville Police spokesthe 20 incident reports written since Aug. 1, most have been for trespassing, with only a few other charges including domestic disturbances. Hinson-Rawls said Larson, who has managed other lowincome properties before, may simply be overwhelmed with requests at Village Crossing. I do believe the constituent was correct, and they shouldnt have to live in a police state or an oppressed state, she said. I think shes (Larson) having a herself in a Catch-22.Village Crossing residents complaint could point to trend LOCAL HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgThe Alachua County Fire Rescue reopened Fire Station 19 on Friday after remedying a mold issue. The building was closed temporarily on Oct. 7 to remediate mold that was discovered in the station, according to a Gainesville Fire Rescue news release. Mark Sexton, the Alachua County communications St. is now fully operational. Sexton said the black mold that plagued the station has now been cleared up. Bill Northcutt, deputy chief of Alachua County Fire Rescue, said even though some of the construction is continuing, the staff has moved back into the station permanently. Some of the construction is still going on in the bunk room, so we moved the living arrangements to the front (of the station), he said. Theyre living there fulltime. Northcutt said he was glad the process didnt take ing the station. But while dealing with the root of the problem the air conditioning vents they saw the issue was more extensive than theyd realized. But once they started we realized it was a much bigger problem, and we had to evacuate last minute. ACFR relocated Rescue 19 to Alachua County Fire Station 15 at Southwest 88th Street and relocated Engine 19 to Alachua County Fire Station 16 on Ft. Clarke Boulevard, according to the release. Because the relocation caused a gap in coverage, according to the release, Gainesville Fire Rescue relocated Engine 2 to the Station 19 service area. City Commissioner Thomas Hawkins said the response to the situation was unusual, but local government did its best to keep safety up and costs down. Our goal is to make sure both Gainesville residents it in a way thats affordable and will equitably distribute the cost between Gainesville taxpayers and Alachua County taxpayers.Fire station reopens after mold cleanup University of Central Florida: University of South Florida: Florida Gulf Coast University: Florida International University: Florida State University: University of North Florida 3 Florida Atlantic University: University of Florida: University of West Florida: Florida Agricultural Mechanical University: New College of Florida: ALLOCATION COMPARISONS Our goal is to make sure both Gainesville residents and Alachua County important goal.City Commissioner

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 Adam Harrington / AlligatorWhat A GemMary Jane Powell displays her handcrafted jewelry at the Gainesville Fine Art Association Art Festival at Thornebrook Village. LOCAL REGINA SINAlligator Contributing WriterA local artist seeking to develop a new sculpture park in the heart of Gainesville is hoping to receive funds from the city. James Lasley, a sculpture artist, came up with the idea of installing public art around Gainesville from similar projects in cities such as DeLand, Kissimmee and Palatka. The only difference is the displays would be temporary, unlike in other counties. Lasley will present his idea to the City Commission today. He said he believes city commissioners would be open to the idea because temporary art pieces are more easily managed. In a city management point of view, there would be no headaches having to constantly maintain the sculptures as new artwork would be replaced every year, he said. Participating artists would receive about $1,000 for their artwork, and the city would not have to pay hefty fees to install permanent platforms, he added. William J. Eyerly, executive director of Gainesville Association of the Creative Arts, said a sculpture park could be a positive opportunity for locals. Children, adults and families able to enjoy and critique pieces of art in any form is a great idea, Eyerly said. The more arts we munity. Temporary outdoor art exhibits suggested for Gainesville NICOLE EARLYAlligator Contributing WriterThe number of people who tweet suicidal sentiments may be linked with the number of suicides recorded in some states, a recent study suggests. The study, which was conducted by Brigham Young University, analyzed keywords on Twitter by state and compared the data to the states recorded suicide rate. It found the two numbers were similar in some cases. At UF, Mercedes Machado is all too familiar with the pain associated with suicide. At the age of 17, she lost her close friend to it. I experienced and saw the pain, said Machado, now a 23-year-old UF second-year counselor education graduate student. Machado works with a UF suicide prevention program directed at students. She said Twitter could be used as a resource to monitor suicidal behavior. She said it can also be used as a way to respond to suicidal tweets with helpful resources. Machado said even Tweets considered emotional can be a cry for help from a person looking for someone to reach out to them. Donovan Triplett, a 21-yearold UF advertising senior, said he uses Twitter to promote his organizations, connect with friends and express himself. He said drawing data from the tweets could be tricky. The words and phrases used to identify suicidal tweets and discussions would need to be very clear, Triplett said. Or else certain tweets could be taken out of context. Meggen Sixbey, associate director of emergency and crisis response services at UFs Counseling & Wellness Center, expressed concern about the reaction to online activity monitoring. Its a slippery slope because its a public forum, said Sixbey, who also coordinates UFs crisis response and suicide prevention program. This can cause a knee-jerk reaction that wont always lead to the appropriate resources being used. UF social media specialist Bruce Floyd said people use social media platforms to share both the positive and negative events that happen throughout their day. Im not surprised those conversations happen on Twitter, Floyd said. Its a communication platform for real people who feel real emotions. The more arts we can get, community.William J. Eyerlyexecutive director of Gainesville Association of the Creative Arts The UF Counseling & Wellness Center, located at 3190 Radio Road, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 352-3921575 For additional help, residents can contact the Alachua County Crisis Center at 352-264-6789 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800273-TALK (8255).

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Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS 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 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! 1BR APT $395/moSmall pet ok. Call 352-372-1201 or 352-2133901 12-4-13-71-2 Deluxe, Large 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/ house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dry er included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 352-538-2181 lv message 12-4-13-71-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-11-13-167-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Now leasing 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th Street. 1BR/$450, 2BR/$570. Call 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at madisonon20th.com. 12-4-1371-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some w/ enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, BRs carpeted. DW, W/D hk-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus rte, some walk to UF. Sec 8 accepted 352-332-7700 12-4-13-71-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA 530 SQ.FT. Bike to UF through-tree lined streets or ride the bus located one block away! 3/1 HOUSE 1100 sq ft 2036 NW 31st Pl. $675/mo No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. 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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. 1017-13-12-2 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 **2 BEDROOM *** MID-TOWN **Located in Historic area between UF & Downtown. Available soon. 116 NW 7th Terr. $720/mth. Call 870-2760 10-25-13-11-2 GRAD STUDENTS PERFECT FOR YOU! REDUCED! AVAIL NOW, WON'T LAST! Large BRs for rent in spacious home. 5 mins to UF. wood flrs, laundry facilities. $475/mo share utils. Call NOW! 850-420-2122 1121-13-24-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 1 or 2 roommates needed to rent own room in 3bdrm house. Backyard, nice neighbor hood near UF. Great deal $500-550/mo incl elec!! New crpt/paint pet ok (561)706-5378 918 nw10thave. 10-15-13-5-4 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. GRAD STUDENTS PERFECT FOR YOU! REDUCED! AVAIL NOW, WON'T LAST! Large BRs for rent in spacious home. 5 mins to UF. wood flrs, laundry facilities. $475/mo share utils. Call NOW! 850-420-2122 1121-13-24-4 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 10-25-13-10-6 BEST BUYS ON FURNITURE THRIFT 5 Great couches, recliners, dressers, bookshelves, etc! HUGE DESK SALE Buy desk get chair free starting at $30. Open till 9pm 1227 W University Ave 352-538-5675 10-25-13-10-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-4-13-62-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND 10-25-13-10-8 CAN'T BEAT OUR PRICES! TV's, Media, DVD players, entertainment centers! 1227 W University Ave 352-5385675 facebook.com/thrift5 Open till 9pm. COME VISIT US! 10-25-13-10-8 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? 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ALLIGATOR 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 1024-13-15-11Harley Davidson Sportster 8832007, under 19K miles, second owner, well maintain. Under 5K 954-260-4287 10-1613-3-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds 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 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 32604 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 12-4-13-71-13 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 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! If you are interested in participating, e-mail Sabra at spelham@ufl.edu for details about how to sign up. 10-2513-22-13 Seeking passionate gator fans to become brand reps at Alumni Hall, a collegiate retailer with the best selection in town! Flexible hours & a fun atmosphere! 208-577-8468 gainesville@alumnihallstores.com 10-1613-2-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-4-13-71-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 12-4-1371-14 Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida is conducting a research study for women 20-40 yo on birth control pills. Compensation given. For details call Candy at 273-9023 12-4-13-71-14 CUTTING-EDGE UF RESEARCH STUDY Smokers wanted (1 pack a day for 5 years) Periodontal (gum line) sampling only 5 visits over 2 years; up to 1.5 hr each visit FREE oral exam, up to $160 compensation Call: 352-392-2945 12-4-13-71-14

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG The Florida mens golf team is tied with Indiana for Read the story on page 14. PHILLIP HEILMAN@phillip_heilman Matt Jones is out for the season after suffering a torn meniscus in of Floridas 17-6 loss to LSU on Saturday. A disappointing start to the season is now a disaster for the sophomore running back, who underwent surgery Monday to repair the damage. Jones is not eligible to receive a medical redshirt because the injury occurred so late in the season. He will likely be at full strength for the start of spring practice. I hate it for Matt, said coach Will Muschamp, who initially believed the injury was a sprained knee. Hes a great young man. To go through what hes been through this fall and then to have this setback, is just disheartening for all of us. Jones injury ends a season that never truly got started. After serving as Floridas primary back-up running back last season, the Seffner native expected to become the focal point of the Gators offense. However, that plan began to unravel before the start of the season. Jones suffered a severe viral infection in July that left him hospitalized for more than a week. The infection caused him to lose about 10 pounds and miss all of training camp. The effects of the illness bled into the season. Jones missed Floridas season opener against Toledo on Aug. 31. He returned a week later to face Miami but was not at full strength, fumbling during the ineffective in a 21-16 loss to the Hurricanes. Jones improved after his slow tential. He rushed for a career-high 176 yards on 28 carries against Kentucky and currently ranks 11th in the Southeastern Conference with an average of 67.8 rushing yards per game. He carried the ball a total of 79 times for 339 yards and two this season. Again, man down, man up, Muschamp said. Well get the next guy up. Muschamp has repeated that sentiment an alarming number of times already. Jones is the seventh player on Floridas roster to be lost for the season. He joins Jeff Driskel (leg), Dobose (knee), Chaz Green (shoulder), Nick Washington (shoulder) and Matt Rolin (knee) as players who have suffered season-ending injuries. Florida now turns to redshirt junior Mack Brown and freshman Kelvin Taylor to shoulder the load in the running game. Valdez Showers could also see an inMuschamp said. against Toledo and ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns. In six games this season, Brown is averaging 3.7 yards per carry. Taylor provides another alternative for the Gators at tailback. After entering Saturdays game against LSU with just six carries all season, the four-star recruit rushed 10 times for 52 yards and helped spark an otherwise dormant Florida offense. With Jones out of the picture, Taylor could be in line for a larger role in the offense. He deserved the opportunity, Muschamp said of Taylor. Regardless of the injury, he was going to play in the game more than he had previous to this game. Obviously, the injury accelerated that. Ryan Jones / AlligatorMatt Jones (24) stiff-arms LSU safety Corey Thompson (12) during Floridas 17-6 loss on Saturday at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. Jones is out for the season after suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee. Jones out for season due to torn meniscus To go through what hes been through this fall and then to have this setback, is just disheartening for all of us.Will Muschamp UF coachFIRE JOE MORGAN I believe To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the few novels youre forced to read in high school that you dont actually hate. Ive read Harper Lees lone novel several times since. (I also love the 1962 movie with Gregory Peck, but I digress.) Aside from the whole lawyer thing, I want to be Atticus Finch when I grow up a smart, reasonable guy whos right as rain and strong in his convictions. Lord knows Ill never be as awesome as Atticus, but I like to apply his (read: Lees) wisdom often. It gives me something to aspire to, no matter how much I fail to reach it. So when Will Muschamp announced Monday that runto suffer a season-ending injury, I thought of Atticus. (Yeah, I know. Im weird.) In Chapter 11, he imparts some wisdom to his children, context considering the jarring difference between the novels plot and football, but the theme is both sound and pertinent. [Courage is] when you know youre licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what, Atticus says. At this juncture, Florida is pretty licked. Losing Domidont help. But there is still everything to play for. Florida still controls its own destiny in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division. Everything is still in play for the Gators. Atlanta is still very much in sight. And Muschamp is not backing down from that goal, touting it any and every opportunity he gets. I applaud him for that. Healthier teams in South Carolina, Georgia and Missouri are still in contention. Also, Florida has crumbled in two road games this season, and it plays all three aforeStadium. The task is daunting. It would be easy to just throw his hands up behind closed doors and say, Screw it. Lets But Muschamp makes it clear that he always expects excellence regardless of the circumstances. He put himself out there by hammering the Atlanta narrative home so often in recent days. Muschamps licked right now, but hes a brave guy. Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan SEE JOE, PAGE 16TweetableInjuries suck. Nick Washington (@NickWashingtonn)

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14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 FOOTBALL ADAM PINCUS Alligator Staff Writer@adamDpincus Kyle Christy went from being a preseason All-American to inside Will Muschamps doghouse. Now, it does not look like he is coming out any time soon. The junior punter has lost his starting job to freshman Johnny Townsend, Muschamp announced Monday. Christy, who led the Southeastern Conference in punting last season, is ranked 10th in 2013. We need to make a change, Muschamp said. Weve been very inconsistent punting the ball throughout the season. Christy has had a puzzling start to his second full season as a starter. He was a key contributor to an 11-2 team that dominated the against No. 4 LSU and No. 7 South Carolina in 2012. Now, he is struggling with both distance and placement. Christy botched two opportunities to pin the Tigers deep in their own territory on Saturday, which drew the ire of Muschamp and special teams coordinator Jeff Choate. Christys struggles may be mental as much as anything. A secondteam All-American and Ray Guy record in average punt distance last season before regressing this year. Correcting his issues has been a joint effort from Christy and the Florida coaching staff to improve his technique, ball placement and leg swing, but Muschamp has grown tired of waiting for improved results. Townsend is the second specialist to earn a starting job. Walk-on Francisco Velez drilled ing redshirt freshman Austin Hardin as UFs starting kicker. Well move forward with the guys that perform the best, Muschamp said. Powell dealing with injury: Ronald Powell suffered an ankle injury against LSU but is expected to return to practice by Wednesday. The redshirt junior, who missed all of 2012 after suffering a torn ACL prior to the season, leads Florida with seven quarterback hurries and is second with two sacks. I hope to know more in the next 72 hours and see how the swelling goes, Muschamp said. Shaky run defense raises questions: Zach Mettenberger is not shy quarterback pushed Buck linebacker Dante Fowler Jr. following He also had this to say after the win: There was a lot of talking leading up to this game. We just wanted to remind Florida who we were, and I think the offensive line really played great. A 121-yard rushing performance from sophomore Jeremy Hill gave Florida a stark reminder. Hill averaged 5.8 yards a carry on Rushing defense is something we take pride in, and coach Musery game: Were going to stop the run, safety Jaylen Watkins said. The past few weeks, I wouldnt say that we did a good job of stopping the run. Nothing easy about injuries: ESPN radio host Dan Le Batard asked Georgia coach Mark Richt a question last week during an on-air segment: What do you hate most about your job? Richt responded with a simple, yet poignant, answer: He does not enjoy seeing players writhing on sons are over. No. 15 Georgia has seen its roster decimated by injuries. No. 22 Florida can relate. Continue reading online at alligatorSports.org. Junior punter loses job to freshman Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffKyle Christy punts the ball during Floridas 30-10 victory against Arkansas

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LANDON WATNICK Alligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickWith Week 6 of the NFL season in the books, here are a few former Gators who made the most tangible impact for their respective teams. Riley Cooper, wide receiver: A tumultuous offseason had many Philadelphia Eagles fans pleading for the dismissal of Cooper, but the wideout proved his worth to the team on Sunday. In the Eagles 31-20 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cooper recorded 120 yards on four receptions and scored a touchdown. The fourth-year receiver beat Bucs cornerback Johnthan Banks to catch a 47-yard strike in the left corner of the end zone, giving the Eagles a 21-17 lead with 11:41 remaining in the third quarter. The pass came from quarterMichael Vick (hamstring) on Sunday. Carlos Dunlap, defensive end: Dunlap has been on a tear to start 2013, and Sunday was one of his most impressive showings. The Cincinnati Bengals left defensive end continued his strong play with a sack, a forced fumble, two tackles for loss and two quarterback hits during his teams 2724 overtime victory against the Buffalo Bills. Dunlaps sack came during quarterback Thad Lewis and the quarter, while his forced fumble in the third quarter led to a Bengals touchdown on the ensuing drive. Through six games, Dunlap has recorded 26 tackles, only 14 fewer than his 2012 total in 14 games, and has earned four sacks tied for 18th most in the league. Notes: During the Washington Redskins 31-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, Washington tight end Jordan Reed proved to be one of Robert Reed was second on the team with 58 receiving yards on four receptions including a 29-yard catch halftime. Baltimore Ravens free safety Matt Elam had eight tackles in a starting role Sunday. The rookie made a controversial low hit on Green Bay Packers wideout Randall Cobb, who was then carted off the second quarter. Continue reading online at alligatorSports.org. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 AP PhotoRiley Cooper (14) celebrates with DeSean Jackson (10) after scoring a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in Tampa. UF UNDEFEATED IN SEC. RJ SCHAFFER Alligator Writer @rjschaffer The No. 2 Gators (17-1, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) did more than collect their eighth and ninth consecutive sweeps last weekend. They made a statement. With three-set victories against No. 15 Kentucky on Friday and Georgia on Sunday, Florida proved it is the team to beat in the SEC. Friday night, a complete performance and great win, coach Mary Wise said. Just by the quirkiness of the schedule, thats the only time we play Georgia, and (I) couldnt ask for anything more. Florida is doing more than simply sweeping matches; it is suffocating opponents offensively and defensively. The Gators neutralized the Wildcats star player, Whitney Billings, and held the team to a hitting percentage of .188. Florida hit .372. UF was even more dominant against Georgia. The Bulldogs scored more than 15 points in only the third set and hit .032 on the match. Three UGA players hit a negative percentage due to errors. One of the biggest questions going into the season was how Wise would replace Tangerine Wiggs, who was third on the team in both hitting percentage and kills last year. Sophomore middle blocker Simone Antwi and freshman right-side hitter Alex Holston have combined to provide the answer. Alex has the advantage on the right-side of being left-handed, Wise said. In that position, there are balls that shes getting that would handed hitter, especially the out of system balls, to be able to kill. In Simones case, shes a prototype in terms of what has happened here. For Simone, [sitting behind good years here at Florida. When your turn comes, take full advantage of it, and shes The Gators have the luxury of multiple players who can get double-digit kills they had four players in douthem second in the nation in hitting percentage at .351. Florida travels to Missouri on Sunday to face the Tigers, who boast the nations best hitting percentage of .378. Florida dominating conference opponentsGATORS IN THE NFL Cooper catches touchdown for Eagles

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UF OPENS SEASON NOV. 8. JONATHAN CZUPRYN Alligator Writer@jczupryn Michael Frazier experienced few struggles as a freshman last season. Frazier, who was named to the Southeastern Conferences All-Freshman team, shot nearly 50 percent from behind the three-point arc as a key reserve for the Gators. But as a member of the USA mens U19 squad this summer, Frazier was forced to re-evaluate his play. Usually a dependable shooter, he made just 32.4 percent of his shots in nine games at the FIBA U19 World Championships overseas. Billy Donovan, who coached Frazier and the rest of Team USA to a gold medal in the Czech Republic, said Frazier needed a challenge during the summer to build his He learned a lot about himself because he went through some adversity, Donovan said. It wasnt like this thing where he came out there and shot the cover off the ball and just non-stop 60 percent threepoint shooter. That was anything but the truth. He had to work through some adversity, and I think he handled it in a way that really helped him grow. The 6-foot-4 guard from Tampa was one of 26 players invited to the USA U19 training camp in June. He survived several rounds of cuts to earn one of the teams 12 roster spots. While the rest of his teammates shined during their 8829 victory against the Ivory tournament, Frazier shot a team-low 1 for 8, including 0 for 4 behind the arc. Only a couple of months removed from a season when he sunk 46.8 percent of his threes, Fraziers three-point shooting percentage dipped to 29.4 while playing for Team USA. Frazier said the opportunity to face professional players at such a young age has given him more maturity on and off the court entering this season with the Gators. Being able to play against pro talent, because those guys overseas are already playing pro, was probably the biggest thing, being able to compete on that level, Frazier said. I had to raise up all levels of my game because I was playing with such high-talented guys. In that kind of atmosphere, playing with those kind of players, it forces you to raise up your game. With Frazier having a year of college experience and a summer of international experience under his belt, Donovan said he expects him to have a larger presence on the court during his sophomore year at UF. With Scottie Wilbekin still under suspension and the losses of Kenny Boynton, Erik Murphy and Mike Rosario to graduation, Frazier is expected to get more minutes at shooting guard. He could also see time at small forward. Continue reading story online at alligatorSports.org. He plugged his nose, held his breath and walked right into the you-know-whatstorm that Urban Meyer left behind. He called out the NCAA for suspending Sharrif Floyd in 2011, took Florida to task for being soft later that season and never toned down his ferocity on the sidelines. He let kicker Francisco Velez make his college debut in LSUs Death Valley of all places and will likely burn freshman punter Johnny Townsends redshirt to bench ist Kyle Christy. Rotten luck with injuries paints Floridas season as essentially over. Mathematically, theyre still in it, but the cards are certainly stacked like skyscrapers against the Gators. In the back of his mind, Muschamp hears those voices. Im sure he has even more doubts now that he has lost Jones. But he cant get caught up in that. A trying 2011 taught him as much. Because as far as Muschamp is concerned, losing sight of whats next even in the face of a tough draw would be a sin worse than killing a mockingbird. 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013 Alligator File PhotoMichael Frazier II attempts a layup during Floridas 101-71 victory against Nebraska-Kearney on Nov. 1 in the OConnell Center. JOE, from page 13UF hurt by injuries Sophomore guard expecting larger role