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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 Dillards will sponsor a professional dress series, pg 3. He sells and donates shorts, pg 8. Prices start at $3 for an hour, pg 5. Alligator Staff Writerkvarn@alligator.orgIn an effort to help Gainesville residents prepare themselves for the recent sub-freezing temperatures, local organizations are providing tips and resources to confront the harrowing weather. Gainesville Regional Utilities issued a list of cold-weather tips to keep homes safe To prevent frozen water pipes, residents are advised to keep water continuously cording to a news release. GRU also advised homeowners to purlook out for that rotten egg smell, which usually signals a gas leak. If there are signs of irregular gas levels, residents should leave the house and call 911, according to the release. To cut down on utility costs, residents are encouraged to keep their thermostats at 68 degrees. If kept above the recommended temperature, homeowners could see a hike points per degree. Instead, residents should layer up with servation specialist Amy Carpus. You dont want to keep pushing that thermostat up and get a higher bill when sweater, Carpus said. She also added that space heaters rather than relied on as the primary source of heat. Florida linebacker Ronald Powell will skip his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft. Read the story on page 13. 44 /29 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13VOLUME 108 ISSUE 73 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 Tori Wienke/AlligatorTo prevent kale greens from freezing, 27-year-old resident Travis Mitchell coordinates an emergency harvest before the bitter cold front hits Gainesville. Ana Fajardo, a 20-year-old UF public relations student, volunteers to help. City prepares for below-freezing cold IT ELIMINATES THREE-HOUR WAITS. Alligator Staff WriterStudent access to adventures just got easier at UF. Students interested in participating in the Travel and Recreation Program will no longer sions. grams will open Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. Veronica Adorisio, a 19-year-old UF sustainability and business sophomore, went on mester. Adorisio said to register for her trip to the falls she waited more than four hours in line while it rained. Now its more convenient. Everyone has a chance to sign up, she said. If you always had class on the registration time and day, then you were out of luck. Previously, students looking to register for TRiP waited in lines lasting more than three said Jackie Matthews, a program coordinator We wanted to make our registration more inclusive, Matthews said. There is a nience, if they want to pop in and sign up for TRiP. 21, said students can read about trips open for registration on the new webpage, studentinStudent Activities and Involvement site.No more lines: TRiP registration now onlineLOC AL Alligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested a local woman early Monday morning after police said she over for drunk driving. Police arrested Toccara Oscarsha Kleckley, 32, on charges of battery and assault on an ofAlachua County jail requested backup for a reckless driver driving in front of the police car, according to the report. en by Kleckley. Another scene and asked Kleckley to according to the report. Kleckley agreed and told drinking Ciroc vodka earlier in the night. When Kleckley could not complete parts of tackle Kleckley to the ground and led her, mask and foot restraint. On the way to the jail, she began speaking to someone or something, possibly Jesus, according to the report. about 1:30 a.m. Monday, where she remained as of press time in lieu of a $90,000 bond.SEE TRIP, P A GE 4 SEE WEATHER, P A GE 4She said she drank Ciroc vodkaKleckley


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, JANUARY 7, 2014 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTCLOUDY 76/65 PARTLY CLOUDY 73/63 RAIN 68/57 CLOUDY 60/46 PARTLY CLOUDY 44/29 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 73 Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond, temple spokesman Lucien Greaves said in a statement. The statue will also have a functional purpose as a chair where people of all ages may sit on the lap of Satan for inspiration and contemplation. The Satanic Temple maintains that the Oklahoma Legislatures decision to authorize a privately funded Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol opened the door for its statue. The Ten Commandments monument was placed on the north steps of the building in 2012, and the Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has sued to have it removed. Similar requests for monuments have been made by a Hindu leader in Nevada, an animal rights group and the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The push by the Satanic Temple has rankled elected leaders in this conservative state known as the buckle of the Bible Belt, who say such a proposal would never be approved by the commission. I think youve got to remember where you are. This is Oklahoma, the middle of the heartland, said Rep. Don Armes (ROkla.). THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Got something going on? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to Please keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted submissions may not be published. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m.BRIEFS Homeless Mass. man not hardrock bands drummerGLOUCESTER, Mass. He wasnt asked to play a few licks on the drums, but police in Gloucester quickly determined that the homeless man they found at a city business wasnt who he claimed to be. the business Thursday to assist employees with the man, he claimed he was the drummer for the 1980s-era hard-rock band Whitesnake. The Gloucester Times reports that a quick check of records indicated that was not true. The man, who had no known address, had been asked to leave an apartment building earlier in the night when he was found sleeping in the doorway. The unnamed man was taken to a hospital for evaluation. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSBack to the future? Time travel missing on TwitterWASHINGTON Time travelers, if they really exist, seem to be keeping their adventures to themselves. Researchers with perhaps a bit too much time on their hands conducted an extensive Internet and social media search for evidence of time travelers going back in history and then bragging about it online. And they came up empty. No real life Dr. Who or Marty McFly from Back to the Future tweeting secrets a bit early. Spurred by idle chat during Thursday poker games, an astrophysicist and his students at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich., searched for mentions of Pope Francis and Comet ISON before they popped into reality. Francis was elected pope last March, and ISON was The idea: If someone mentions Pope Francis in a 2011 tweet, Facebook post or blog item, then they must have come back from the future with special knowledge. But no one posted anything prescient. And last September, the researchers asked people to tweet #Icanchangethepast2 but do it before August, a month earlier. Again, no one did. The disappointing results, rejected by three physics journals, will be presented Tuesday at the American Astronomical Society conference in Washington. If someone went back in time and said something to hint about the future, it would prove the concept of time travel, said astrophysicist Robert Nemiroff. He said this was merely summer fun that cost nothing to do. This wasnt a major research push, Nemiroff said Monday at the astronomy meeting. This was typing things into search engines. Billions of dollars are spent on time travel movies and books and stuff like that. This probably costs less than a dollar to check on it. Nemiroff said this isnt his much believe in traveling backward in time before and believes less in it now. Unless I go back (in time) and publish lots of papers, he joked. Other scientists didnt take it too seriously either. Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb said in an email, As anyone who uses online dating knows, the Internet is the last physical reality. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNC politician writes resignation letter in KlingonINDIAN TRAIL, N.C. Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before. On Thursday, David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation from the Indian Trail Town Council in North Carolina. Waddell says he opted to use Klingon, the language of a warrior race on the Star Trek TV shows and movies, as an inside joke. Mayor Michael Alvarez is calling the letter unprofessional. Waddell says he is resigning at the end of this month. His four-year term expires in December 2015. Waddell says he also needs to devote time to mounting a write-in campaign on the Constitution Partys platform against U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D N.C.). THE ASSOCIATED PRESSGroup unveils Satan statue design for OklahomaOKLAHOMA CITY A satanic group unveiled designs Monday for a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan it wants to put at the Oklahoma state Capitol, where a Ten Commandments monument was placed in 2012. The New York-based Satanic Temple formally submitted its application to a panel that oversees the Capitol grounds, including an artists rendering that depicts Satan as Baphomhorns, wings and a long beard thats often used as a symbol of the occult. In the rendering, Satan is sitting in a pentagramadorned throne with smiling children next to him. The monument has been Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Amber Riccinto / Alligator One UpAllen Alford, left, and Joshua Goldner play Magic: The Gathering at the Alachua County Public Library on Monday. The gaming event The Level Up Table Top Games includes a variety of card games and takes place Mondays at 4 p.m. IT HAD BEEN RESCUED IN 2011. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSLA BELLE, Fla. An endangered Florida panther that was rescued as a kitten has died less than a said Monday. The young male panthers radio collar alerted ofcould be dead, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conson. where it died Saturday, Segelson said. The panther had been in the same general area for immediately clear, Segelson said. It was in an area with abundant deer and wild hog populations, and A necropsy is planned at the wildlife commisThe panther and its sister were rescued by wildter their mother was found dead. They were raised in Instead of releasing the male in southwest Florida, where the core population of panthers are found, edge of known panther breeding grounds. Young males can be attacked and killed by larger, an area with fewer competitors. Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeastern U.S., but only about 160 remain in the wild, ity and then released. This is the second panther death reported in 2014. A panther that had been roaming a Naples neighborhood was killed last week after colliding with a car Florida panther released into the wild diesCAMPUS ALEX HARRISAlligator Writeraharris@alligator.orgThe Career Resource Center is ready to help students with their renual Open House, to be held Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the tor of marketing and communications for the center, said the center is hoping students will post the photos the hashtag #IamShowcase. said, is to prepare students for Career Showcase, which will take place Jan. 21 and 22. She said she expects about 200 students to attend the open house, which will include workshops on Gator CareerLink and resume building and a series on professional dress hosted by Dillards. Were using this open house as a tool, she said. The workshops were offering this year kick off next week and all of our professional deWith Career Showcase a week after the open house, Bruna Bouhid, a 22-year-old international studies senior and marketing intern for the dents get organized before the big day. As students, we procrastinate, she said. We do need to spend some time beforehand preparing. Bouhid said she expects the most ing. There are so many things that are said about resumes, she said. extra set of eyes to look at it. As students, we procrastinate. . We do need to spend some time beforehand preparing.Bruna BouhidCRC marketing intern


It uses a lot of electricity, she said, and anything that could be be a risk. residents. University Club Apartand the Alachua County Coalithan 45 degrees, provides shelter space. care of, he said. 4, ALLIGATOR AP PhotoIn the Jacksonville area, Mae Smith, left, and Sid Smith Jr. use hydraulic JO-ANNE CARRENARDAlligator Contributing Writerit fresh longer. er health. toes but said the research is a good thing. If healthier eating tastes better, I suppose In addition to the toUniversity of California, ing to an end. foods. aging. As the plant respirates, the packaging packaging. packaging.Researchers develop healthier tomatoes, improved packages THE ASSOCIATED PRESS prison guard to death is set to ful appeal. but lost track of it for a short the back of the head and tried cal authorities. After his conviction in the sharpened end of a spoon as layed for so long because of nufederal appeals court tossing out his death sentence because nesses on the stand during the penalty phase. Even though I have no haExecution date set for killer of guard, Miami couple Info from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services THE ASSOCIATED PRESS cocaine-possession charges last year is returning to Congress. in Washington again after taking a leave of absence and undergoing habilitation center. investigating his conduct. to regain the trust of his constituents by redoubling his legislative efforts in the capital.Congressman returns after drug bustNumber of spots on trips wont increaseregistration is not available yet. TRIP, Homeless, hungry locals can get shelter WEATHER, Klee We were there until 11:30 or midnight just because of the line.Destiny KuckoUF natural resource conservation senior


HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgWith the opening of the Roberts Stadium Club parking garage, the battle for parking in Midtown may be a thing of the past. After a few months of conopened Dec. 18 and is now available to students and residents to use. It offers 75 regular parking spaces and four handicapped parking spaces, wrote Susan Schoen, the buildings property manager, in an email. Parking prices start at $3 for ery half-hour to a price of $9.75 for the whole day. Guests are allowed to leave cars overnight until 6:30 a.m. Special parking options for football season will be available in the Fall to give customers a safe, secure and out-of-the-weather parking location, Schoen said. The building currently has two restaurants, a clothing store and a jewelry store leasing space. However, employees in the building have to pay to park in the garage, Schoen said. Alix Kissinger, the manager of Henri Girl a clothing store in the building doesnt park in the garage and continues to use a street parking pass for that reason. We looked into rates, and theyre pretty pricey, Kissinger said. They mentioned swipe cards, and they were on the expensive side. However, Kissinger said she thinks the garage will help attract customers. I think we will (see an increase) now that its open, especially since we always have a lot of people calling, asking where they can park, she said. I think all the signs they have will help get the word out that the parking garage is open, and people will be more likely to park there and come in and shop. Kissinger said overnight parking options were a good idea for those who want to leave their cars somewhere safe. Some students expressed mixed feelings about the garage. Shane Coll, a 19-year-old UF computer science freshman, said he doesnt see himself using the parking garage. Its easier just to walk, he said. Theres no reason to park there. Its so close to campus. Dylan Abeles, an 18-year-old UF aerospace engineering freshman, said the garage could be convenient. But he agreed that its easier to walk than park in the garage. It could be worth it if you get a good spot, he said. But if Im not in a rush or anything, Id just park on campus. The garage was the last part of the luxury condo and retail complex to be completed in Summer. TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 Matthew Martyr/ AlligatorStudents and residents can now park in a new garage on Northwest First Avenue and Northwest 18th Street. The garage is an extension of the Roberts Stadium Club. Parking starts at $3 for one hour. LOCALNew Roberts Stadium Club garage offers Midtown parking ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE MAYO CLINIC. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSJACKSONVILLE Two years ago, Patrick McLaughlin of Jacksonville was in the Mayo Clinic for minor nasal surgery. But routine preparatory tests turned up something potentially far worse. A lesion on his pancreas led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, which, for 85 percent of people, kills within six months. It is one of the worst cancers one can have, said McLaughlin, now 66. There are not a lot of people (survivors) running around. After surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment, he is one of the survivors. So he decided to support other people who get the same devastating diagnosis by helping found Florida Pancreas Cancer Coalition Inc., to raise funds for Florida-based pancreatic cancer research. I did a lot of soul-searching, he said. I can speak for people who cant speak for themselves. In the early months of the new alition will have his attention. The goal is to support local research, where our local neighbors can...actually see and experience where their money is going and what it is accomplishing, according to the website. The group plans to have periodic meetings with patients, their families and friends to discuss common issues. McLaughlin and other board major fundraiser in March, the Culhanes Celtic Open golf tournament. Since the coalition has not yet rethe IRS, the event will be presented by a partner organization, the Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival. All proceeds will go to pancreatic cancer research at Mayo. Mayo has not sponsored or endorsed the coalition but is grateful that they want to raise funds for Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer research, said clinic spokesman Paul Scotti. McLaughlin said there is enough world-class research going on statewide for Florida-focused fundraising. But he fretted that only 2 percent of the National Cancer Institutes budget goes to pancreatic cancer research, despite the high fatality odds. Howard Crawford, an associate professor of cancer biology who is on Mayos research faculty, said its simply harder to deal with than many other cancers.


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, 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.No Rose for You: ABC, its time to revamp The BachelorLast night, the new year saw a new crop of screaming, swooning female hopefuls on The Bachelor, which began its 18th season on ABC. The premise of The Bachelor and its sister show, The Bachelorette, represents something both modern and weirdly primal: Cameras, boom mics and Chris Harrison follow a group of 20-somethings as ably so the winner and said mate may become engaged and begin a life together. Each season is purported to be the most dramatic yet, historical and like nothing viewers have seen before on The Bachelor. Over its 18-season run, the show has operated along a formula that relies on tired, gendered stereotypes. When seasons like this one center on a group of women vying for one mans affection, these gendered stereotypes become even clearer: The women are continually portrayed as hysterically emotional, hell-bent on procuring a husband. The female contestants are constantly pitted against one another, and phrases such as Im not here to make friends, and The claws are starting to come out, are tossed about frequently. The male contestants on The Bachelorette are much luckier: Theyre rewarded for letting vulnerability shine through their masculine exteriors. The ones who tend to win have a level of sensitivity normally found only on the pages of Nicholas Sparks novels. Indeed, the male Bachelorette winners are rewarded for balancing their masculine and feminine Bachelor seem to display only exaggerated acts of femininity: They cry at the drop of a hat, they become immediately emotionally invested in the man theyve only just met, they hours preening before group dates. We can only hope that the networks casting choices and editing are to blame for the way women are portrayed on The Bachelor. Season after season, the majority of them have vague, ubiquitously feminine careers: hair stylists, makeup artists, yoga instructors, models, dancers, entrepreneurs and consultants. They, as Jezebel pointed out, seem to subsist solely on fruit, nuts and Diet Coke. Occasionally, women with personality and apparent intellect are featured cite Atlas Shrugged as their favorite book and one, this season, who broke the fruit-and-nut loving mold by naming Flamin Hot Cheetos as her favorite snack. However, those women are eventually weeded out, and majority of The Bachelor winners are thin, white and hopeWhile we would never dream of suggesting ABC pull new producers. Female contestants, just like the male contestants, should be afforded the same amount of depth and development.Hamba kahle Madiba: Goodbye, MandelaSouth Africa was to be my birthplace. Zambia, where I was eventually born, didnt have the best maternity care in southern Africa in the early 1990s, and my parents were advised to move. Eventually, things worked out, and there was no need for my mom to go to Durban, South Africa. Over Winter Break, South Africas greatest son, Nelson Mandela, was buried. Perhaps you saw the funeral coverage or the movies, but I was exposed to his magic another way. Madiba, as he was known to his beloved people, was a young lawyer in 1962 when he was arrested and faced the death penalty on charges of sabotage against the apartheid government of South Africa. In a four-hour speech from his dock, he kept his cool, saying he was prepared to die for the ideal of a democratic and free society. Mandela was sentenced to life in prison. His political group was banned and moved its headquarters to Zambia. For the next few decades, the city of my birth, Lusaka, hosted Mandelas political organization. Lusaka experienced turmoil in the coming years as white apartheid supporters violently targeted the black activists who worked in exile. The agony of 27 years made the occasion that much sweeter. I was yet to be born, but my parents tell me that Lusaka erupted that day. A joyous frenzy overcame the city as news spread that Madiba was released. The pictures of Africa, who had now gone gray-haired, walked out of Shortly after being freed, Mandela began to spread global awareness against the South African apartheid city that sheltered his political and biological families during his 27 years in prison. When Nelson Mandela has personal ties to your birthplace, you can get lucky. I grew up hearing of how my mom wept when her prayers were answered with Madibas release and how my older brothers ory was of watching Mandelas former prison guard to the ceremony! But interestingly, the bandwagon wasnt always full. The U.S. supported the apartheid government for decades. Mandela was only taken off our terrorist watch list in 2008. apartheid regime by saying, at the time, that South Africa is strategically essential to the free world in its production of minerals. Even on campus, the cruelty of apartheid is yet to be realized. Our Student Senate is voting on a resolution calling for UF to build upon its partnership with the State of Israel. Considering how Israel is known for its ongoing impunities like those apartheid South Africa enjoyed in Our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians, Mandela said. reminiscent of how our misguided ancestors had little issue with cozying up with black apartheid. Madibas long walk has come to an end, and a time will come when we, too, will leave. Before we go irreversibly astray, should we not learn from the past? Zulkar Khan is a microbiology major. His column runs on Tuesdays. Vote or post a message at www.alligator.orgStay warm, Gators! Todays question: Will you start parking at Roberts Stadium Club? TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Zulkar


TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Another year has come and gone. America began 2013 facing a num13 extra days off this year. The Americans did not share President Obama and his administration can society, is the increasing the U.S. America continues to grow as According to recent estimates, Many economists argue that the growElliot Levy is UF political science and public relations junior.New Years resolution for America 2014: Economic equalityColumn W had a hard time waiting you did? instant, if not sooner. And as somebody on the there has to be some sort of boundary. my second-story bedroom. ference? David McKibbin is a UF English freshman.On timing: Its not my turn yetGuest columnA recent United Naof Chicago study showed that minority reducing them. human nature associated with the conAvika Dua is a writer for the Harvard Political Review. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.Portion problem: Americas ongoing struggle with obesityUWire Elliot David McKibbinSpeaking Out Avika DuaUWire


8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 CAMPUS SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgFollowing suit of charitable companies like Toms, a UF student has created a clothing company that donates shorts to children in need for every pair sold. Robert Felder, a 19-year-old UF business management sophomore, said he started Bearbottom Clothing with the intention of selling quality shorts as well as giving clothing to those in need. For each pair of shorts sold, Felder donates a pair to children in Bangladesh. I want people to buy them because of the quality of the shorts, said Felder. But I also want them to know that theyll be helping children. Felder, who said he is self-taught in website design, launched the site,, last week. The website offers seersucker and twill shorts for men in a variety of colors. All shorts on the website are $30. He said he only sells mens shorts because hes just beginning his line, but hes looking to expand in the future. Feldman said after traveling to Bangladesh three years ago and seeing the conditions some of the children lived in, he wanted to do his part to improve their quality of life. He recalls driving past a pool of mud where children wearing nothing but shorts played with garbage. That was the image that really stuck with me, he said. For now, the shorts he donates will be given to the children of workers in the factory that produces the shorts, located in Bangladesh. Felder, who has visited the factory, said the employees work in good conditions, but the donations are welcome. Although the shorts sold are adultsized, Felder said the donated pairs will be specially made for young children. After a certain number of shorts are sold, he will ship a bulk donation. He said because other charities already donate shirts and shoes, shorts seemed like a logical choice. If youre gonna donate something to people in need, it should be something that should last, he said. He said his goal is to donate 10,000 pairs this year, which will allow him to expand the donations to schools and other organizations in the country. Joey Schatt, a 19-year-old UF telecommunication sophomore, said its great a UF student found a way to help out a cause. I wish more people around campus would get involved in community service, Schatt said.Students company not short on generosityScreenshotUF business management sophomore Robert Felder, 19, recently launched an online company that sells shorts and donates to children in Bangladesh. DONALD RECHE CALDWELL WAS ARRESTED IN TAMPA. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTAMPA Former NFL and UF player Donald Reche Caldwell has been arrested by Tampa police on charges of operating an illegal gambling house and bookmaking. Police say Caldwell was one of three leaders of the operation. Five other men are facing a variety of charges, including probation violations, possession of a controlled substance and illegal gambling. The 34-year-old Caldwell was a standout wide receiver at Florida and was chosen in the second round of the 2002 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers. He also played for the New England Patriots and Washington Redskins. His younger brother Andre Caldwell is a receiver for the Denver Broncos. Jail records show Caldwell is free on $4,000 bail in the gambling case. Court records Monday didnt list an attorney for him.Former Gator football player charged in gambling case


TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 Nicole Gomez / Alligator Harvest TimePete Turner, a UF genetics and microbiology lab manager, harvests lettuce Monday from the Student Agricultural Gardens. STATE JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff Writerjglum@alligator.orgMarshall Criser III, son of the former UF president that Criser Hall is named after, started Monday as chancellor of the State University System. Criser, who had been president of AT&T Florida, previously served on UFs Board of Trustees and graduated from UF with a business administration degree. His new position as chancellor makes him the chief executive and which oversees UF and 11 other universities. The Board of Governors, which manages the system, unanimously chose him in November after his interview with a search committee. This is a tremendous privilege, and I take it very seriously, Criser said in a press release. I look forward to working hard with other leaders in this state to make our universities the most accountable, accessible and highachieving in this country. Performance-based funding and online learning development are included in Board of Governors initiatives Criser will work on. Marshall Criser understands business, and he understands our State University System. The Board of Governors couldnt ask for a better chancellor, board vice chair Mori Hosseini said in the release. I look forward to accomplishing great things together.Gator starts job as chancellor of State University System Members of the Board of Governors Schools in the State University SystemCriser Richard A. Beard III Matthew M. Carter II Manoj Chopra Dean Colson Carlo Fassi Patricia Frost Morteza Mori Hosseini H. Wayne Huizenga, Jr. Thomas G. Kuntz Ned C. Lautenbach Alan Levine Wendy Link Edward Morton Pam Stewart Norman D. Tripp Elizabeth L. Webster Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Polytechnic University New College of Florida UF University of South Florida Florida Atlantic University Florida International University Florida State University University of Central Florida University of North Florida University of West Florida


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ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. Call/text 352-538-1550 1-31-14-63-2 1, 2, & 3BRs. Tile in LR, kitchen & bathrooms & bedrooms. Hardwood floors, cent A/C, ceiling fans, W/D hook-ups. Several locations, some walk to UF. Starting at $450/mo. Must See! Call 352-215-7780 4-23-14-72-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 1-27-14-21-2 ******** 2 Bedroom ********Midtown. Walk to UF & Downtown from this 2BR apt in historic area. 116 NW 7th Terr. $740.00/mth. Call 870-2760. 1-7-14-16-2 4BR HOME $950 1BR COTTAGE $495Small pet ok. 352-372-1201 or 352-213-3901 2-4-14-21-2 Quality Single Family HomesWithin walking or biking distance to campus. Available August 1st, 2014. 352-339-2342. See 1-10-14-5-2 Spacious & clean 2BR Spanish style floors, walkin closets, ceiling fans. W/D incl. Fenced backyard. Bonus room. Cklos to shops, 10 min to UF. On bus rte 9, 34 35, 36, 38. $520/ mo + $520. sec. Call Livy 954-394-9832 x 12 1-17-14-10-2 AVAILABLE NOW REDUCED 3 large rooms with private baths in large quiet house. Perfect for grad students. 5 min to UF. Laundry facilities available. $450/mo/ rm. Share utilities. Call 850-281-7174 2-314-20-2*****1BR/ 1BA Downtown*****$425mo walk to Santa Fe downtown campus and close to UF main campus. Near bus and pets ok. Call Russell 305-307-9301 1-15-14-7-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 459/Mo 3/3 Campus Lodge Spring/Summer Sublease January PAID Looking for a nice guy to take over my lease from January-August *Fully Furnished, W/D in Unit *Individual Leases and private bathrooms *I will pay all move-in fees Marysol Ortiz email: phone: 904 343 1976 1-10-4-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! AVAILABLE NOW REDUCED 3 large rooms with private baths in large quiet house. Perfect for grad students. 5 min to UF. Laundry facilities available. $450/mo/ rm. Share utilities. Call 850-281-7174 2-314-20-4 Male roommate needed, 4 br house, 14 blks from campus. Safe & secure NW neigh borhood. Great deck & yard. Clean, Nicely turn, new appl, $575/mo incl util, w/d. Mario 561.718.5562 1-17-14-9-4 LAKEFRONT HOUSE. 2 miles east of down town. 3/2, nice kitchen, laundry, garage, 24' x 36' screened room. $500 with utilities. Quiet neighborhood. Call Dave 352-281-2200 1-13-14-5-4 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 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 4-23-72-5 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. 4-23-14-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-23-14-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-23-14-72-6 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. 4-23-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-14-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. 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 4-23-14-72-10 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 4-23-14-72-10 Party Supplies: Complete line of Bar Supplies, glassware, Liquor Pours, Shakers, Professional Cooking Utensils. R.W. Beaty Co. 1120 N. 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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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12, ALLIGATOR Helper. Carry and assemble boxing bag. 60 lbs. $20/hr.(min. 2 hrs.)973-634 8821 1-7-3-14 DELIVERY DRIVERThe Independent Florida Alligator is looking for a VERY DEPENDABLE route driver. Early morning route, five days per week*. Starting in January, 2014. (*Publication days vary according to the University of Florida class schedule.) Applicant must have relliable transportation and be able to transport multiple bundles of newspapers. This route takes approximately 2 hours and includes drops along Newberry Road west to Jonesville, Tower Road, and along SW 20th Ave, as well as some on Archer Road. Please inquire and apply in person at 1105 West University Avenue, Monday through Friday between 8am & 4pm. No calls please. 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This is a PHENOMENAL opportunity to get in at the grassroots level to introduce Tranquilo to the HUGE college student market! 1-1014-5-14 Camp Mataponi, a children's summer camp in Maine, has positions available in Land Sports, Waterfront (sailing, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing) Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater, Dance, Gymnastics, Video, Photography, Nurses, Maintenance, Cooking and more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel provided. Call us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at 2-7-14-24-14 SUMMER JOBS: Recreation Camp Counselors/Supervisors for summer recreation program 6/9/14-8/01/14 for children ages 5-14. WSI/Lifeguard and Maintenance Aides (5/14-9/14). Exp. desirable. City of Plantation (west of Ft. Lauderdale) 400 NW 73 Ave., Plantation, FL 33317 or to download application. 1-10-13-5-14 ATTN SMOKERS!!! UF Smoke Lab needs you to participate in study on effects of different activities on craving and smoking. Call Allison at 336-406-3706 or email 1-17-9-14 Female college student needed as Tutor/ Driver Tues & Thurs 3:00p to 8:00p for 12 yr old, some late & weekend hours. Strong math & organization skills needed. Call 352514-8944 1-10-14-4-14 Software Company seeks part-time IT tech. Min. 1-2 yrs supporting LAN hardware/software. Working knowledge of Active Directory, TCP/IP, DNS, basic network protocols, etc. Microsoft or Network certification a plus. $12/hr. Email resume to 1-10-4-14 Melchar, Bowie & Brockdorf, PA Need someone to scan documents. Times are very flexible 24-7, you pick your schedule (Jan-April). email 1-1514-7-14 Part-time marketing assistant. $10-$12/ hr. Weekdays 6-9pm. Students preferred. Apply in person between 5-8 pm. 3501 SW 2nd Ave Suite 2100 (2nd floor above Gator Textbooks) 1-13-14-5-14 IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. 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TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Seminoles win championshipFlorida State defeated Auburn 34-31 to claim the 2014 BCS National Championship. FSUs win ended the Southeastern Conferences seven-year title streak.Coach Rhonda Faehn announced two gymnasts will miss time due to injury. Read the story on page 16. ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer@alichtenstein24A depleted Gators defense took another hit on Monday. Buck linebacker Ronald Powell will leave Florida to enter Mays NFL Draft, the school announced. Ronald has informed me that he has made a decision to declare for the NFL Draft, coach Will Muschamp said in a release. This hasnt been an easy decision for him. I talked to him several times over the holidays, but it was important for him to come back and look me in the eye and tell me what he wanted to do and why he wanted to do it. Its one of the great experiences as a coach to watch young players mature. Powell is the third player to forfeit a year of eligibility in order to enter the draft, joining cornerbacks Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson. Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffRonald Powell recovers after a play against Miami on Sept. 7, 2013, at Sun Life Stadium. Powell announced that Buck linebacker to enter NFL Draft GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisandThe last time the Gators lost a game, peoples refrigerators were still full of leftover turkey and pumpkin pie. Floridas last loss came in the Bahamas to a then-winless Illinois State team. We must not be doing a good enough job of emphasizing the right things, coach Amanda Butler said after the loss. Were just not taking enough pride in our defense. Added assistant coach David Lowery at Mondays press conference: You saw a team that lost to Illinois State that was still searching for its chemistry. We had Cassie Peoples who was still trying to get acclimated to things. We were still trythrough injuries at that time. We had just lost (Antoinette) Bannister we just had a lot going on. Since that 68-64 loss, Florida has changed completely. The turnaround started the very next day against a physically imposing Oregon State squad, but Florida grinded out its toughest victory to date, 73-70. This was the biggest team weve played against, Butler said after the game. We were going to have to be really smart about the way we approached the game plan, but when it really came down to it, we had to be resilient. The Gators have carried Butlers message throughout the ongoing winning streak. Now up to eight consecutive victories, including an 83-73 upset win against then-No. 6 Kentucky on the road Sunday, Floridas greatest asset has been its ability to overcome adversity. I think when you go through adversity, it brings you closer, senior Jaterra Bonds said. We knew we werent supposed to lose that game (against Illinois State). We didnt come out ready to play. We dug our foot down and won the next game. What occurred in the Bahamas on that fateful trip did not solely revolve around basketball. UF riding hot streak after defeating UKMENS BASKETBALL JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynWhen Florida started the season ranked No. 10 in the nation, freshman Kasey Hill started at point guard over a suspended Scottie Wilbekin. Dorian Finney-Smith was working his way to play with the team, and Damontre Harris was hoping to just stay on it. The Gators struggled with their lineup consistency due to injuries and suspensions, dropping as low as No. 19 in the national polls. However, nearly three months after coach Billy Donovan and company opened the 2013-2014 campaign, Florida is back at No. 10 with a restructured squad in time for its Southeastern Conference opener against South Carolina on Wednesday. Donovan said his team didnt deserve the top-10 ranking in October, and although he wouldnt say if the Gators earned the spot now, he did say he has seen growth both on and off the court. I do think we have a group of guys who are very, very coachable, Donovan said. Theyve accepted their roles. They want to play their roles to the best of their abilities. I think were an unselfish team. I think they care about one another. I think we have chemistry inside of our team. Wilbekin and Hill, who both missed Gators establishing lineup before SEC playDonovan SEE W-HOOPS, P A GE 15 SEE HOOPS, P A GE 15 SEE FOOTBALL, P A GE 15 UF W omens Bask etball TweetableLets go #noles gotta represent FloridaRyan Lochte (@ryanlochte) Former UF swimmer


14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 GATORS IN THE NFL PATRIOTS SPIKES OUT FOR PLAYOFFS. JORDAN MCPHERSON Alligator Writer@J_McPherson1126 With the Wild Card Round of the NFL playoffs in the books, here are a few former Gators who made the most tangible impact for their respective teams this weekend. Riley Cooper, wide receiver: Although the Philadelphia Eagles fell at home to the New Orleans Saints 2624 on Saturday, Riley Cooper still managed to make big plays. The fourth-year wide receiver led both teams with six catches and 68 receiving yards. Cooper also notched a 10-yard touchdown catch on a pass from quarterback Nick Foles to give the Eagles a 7-3 lead with 1:48 left in Cooper also had a 22-yard reception to start Philadelphias six-play, 44-yard scoring drive. Cooper, who was moved up to the starting lineup after Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin suffered a torn right ACL before the season son with career highs in receptions (47), yards (835) and touchdowns (eight). Ray McDonald, defensive lineman: The San Francisco 49ers were the only winning team that saw considerable action from a former Gator this weekend. Defensive tackle Ray McDonald, a third-round pick in the 2007 draft, notched four tackles and split a sack of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers with linebacker Aldon Smith in the 23-20 win over the Packers on Sunday. The seventh-year veteran has recorded 37 tackles and 3.5 sacks this season. Spikes placed on IR: The New England Patriots will be without their starting middle linebacker when they face the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. The Patriots announced Monday that they placed Brandon Spikes on injured reserve with a knee injury one that bothered him for much of the season. son with 86 tackles in his fourth year with the Patriots Eagles Cooper catches TD passCooper


Things started to cement themselves for the Gators soon after the Junkanoo Jam, both on and off the court. We didnt just go over there to play basketball, we went over there to bond as a family, Lowery said. We had opportunities to do things outside of basketball. I think that played a huge part in where we are right now. Our kids are totally buying in and really accepting the responsibility to do their So far, Butlers call for resiliency has seemingly been answered. In these past eight games, four games were decided by 10 or fewer points all in the Gators favor. For Bonds, it has been a long time coming. In the past few seasons Ive been here, we havent toughed out and won close games, she said. For instance, that Georgetown game was a big game. All our post players were fouled out. We could have quit right there. I knew, when it went into overtime, I told everybody, Were going to win this game. I knew we were more conditioned than them and were more ready than them. the backcourt together. Florida won all of those matchups. Casey Prather has emerged as the Gators go-to offensive weapence schedule with a team-high 17.3 points per game. The senior forward averaged only 3.1 points per game during his previous three years at Florida. If Chris Walker receives the go-ahead from the NCAA, he will join Finney-Smith and Patric Young, who averaged 15 points ishing frontcourt. Donovan said with all the just before SEC competition begins, its like the Gators are starting from square one. Our team has kind of evolved with the addition of different players, but between suspensions eight ... games we were never really playing with a full roster, Donovan said. I think our guys understand, as everybody does, its almost like, OK, now the season is starting. Its two things. One, youve got the season starting somewhat new and fresh, but you build games for some teams. Will Yeguete said having the ups and downs of the non-conference schedule has helped the prepared for the start of conference play. He added that experience playing with each other during as the experience of the four seniors, will give the Gators an advantage against their SEC foes. I think it helps a lot, knowing what to do to get ourselves started and get a win, Yeguete said. Its a different season now. Were playing for something and we know it. I think it helps a lot having four seniors on the team. I think were a really good group. I think we can do something special. With no more suspensions or current injuries to worry about, Donovan agreed that his team is poised to make a run as long as his team continues to gel and progress with its cohesiveness. The biggest thing for us is that we do have a full complement of players that maybe wasnt the case in November and the beginning of December, Donovan said. Although at certain points in time this season (some guys) hadnt played a lot together, were getting back to maybe connecting and getting a little bit deeper as a basketball team and getting a little more consistent in the rotation. ALLIGATOR, 15Kan Li / Alligator StaffCasey Prather drives down the lane during Floridas 110-88 win against Florida Southern on Nov. 1, 2013, in the OConnell Center. Prather has averaged a team-best 17.3 points per game this season. Prather emerging as offensive threat in senior campaign HOOPS, from page 13 W-HOOPS, from page 13Butler attributes wins to regained toughness Gators name new offensive line coachThe redshirt junior had a solid comeback season team-best four sacks. Its been well documented the hardships he has had to overcome, Muschamp said, and he has always kept a positive attitude. Powell displayed the speed and physicality that made him according to He was class in the nation a class headlined by Powell and Sharrif Floyd. Easley and Powell will join Floyd in the NFL sley, like Powell, announced he would enter the draft after he suffered an ACL injury in September. This hasnt been an easy decision because this is a tough place to walk away from, Powell said in a release. I never thought it would be this hard to make this decision. Gators hire coach: While the temperatures in Gainesville dropped below freezing, the Gators brought Summers to Gainesville. afternoon, announcing that the team hired former Southern California offensive line coach Mike Summers to the same position. Summers takes over for Tim Davis, who was on Dec. 1. Im excited to have Coach Summers join our years of experience, has been an offensive coordinator for 15 years and has coached in the SEC. He has a diverse background and has experience in the NFL. He will be a great addition to our staff. Before Summers joined the USC staff, he coached the offensive line at Kentucky under thenhead coach and current UF wide receivers coach He is the second new hire for Florida who coached with Phillips at Kentucky, along with UFs new offensive coordinator, Kurt Roper. Summers also coached at Northern Illinois, Oregon State, Oklahoma State and the NFLs Atlantica Falcons, among other teams. Floridas offensive line struggled throughout season including four games with four or more sacks surrendered. Summers is the third coach who will make his UF debut this season, along with Roper and special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler. FOOTBALL, from page 13Summers I think it helps a lot, knowing what to do to get ourselves started and get a win. Its a different season now. Were playing for something and we know it. I think it helps a lot having four seniors on the team.Will YegueteUF forward This hasnt been an easy decision because this is a tough place to walk away from. I never thought it would be this hard to make this decision.Ronald PowellBuck linebacker We had opportunities to do things outside of basketball. I think that played a huge part in where we are right now. Our kids are totally buying in and really accepting the responsibility to do their part on the David LoweryUF assistant coach


16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014 Sarah Davis / AlligatorKiersten Wang performs on the uneven bars during Floridas win against Kentucky on Feb 22, 2013. SWIMMING TWO JUNIORS TO MISS OPENER. ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa Gymnastics season has not even started, but some Gators are already sidelined. injuries for juniors Jamie Shisler and Kipress conference of the 2014 season. Wang battled a torn groin throughout the fall semester, Faehn said. Even though Wang had made strides to heal her injury, she reinjured her groin during Winter Break. mate, Faehn said. This time frame projects Wang to comonly one meet in the OConnell Center. Last season, she racked up season bests of even bars and balance beam. title run last year, suiting up for the Gators meets. ier return and expects her to compete in about a month. Last season, the Naples native set a fall, is back to training. of our team, and its very strong, Faehn said. ance out the athletes so that they can remain as healthy as possible and then be as the season. While Shisler and Wang are ailing, another Gator is looking to return to the Sophomore Bridgette Caquatto is fathe season even begins. in her shins. That really kind of put her behind the eight ball, Faehn said. She ended up not competing in half Faehn expects Caquatto to make up for lost time in 2014. Bridgette Caquatto is doing really repeting a lot, Faehn said. to train and has trained really hard all far. three events for us. Lingering injuries ail Gators gymnasts Im looking right now at the health of our team and its very strong. Its a very long season we try to balance out the athletes so that they can remain as healthy as possible and then be as strong as possible toward the latter part of the season.Rhonda FaehnUF coach LOGAN MCGUIRE Alligator Writer@loganjmcguire son, but coach Gregg Troy is already lookNCAA meets. He has been all season. into the season and start the year off very Weve got a couple real big dual meets at the end of January. conference and the NCAA meet, and if you havent its very hard to be good at the conference and still come back and be good at the NCAA meet. Florida had just come cycle before the Florida come February and March. be competitive in the SEC, Troy said. Its leave too much in the tank if you lose too like are already going to get to the NCAA meet. Theyre very focused on that, so there are that together at the same time is going to be tough to do. Troy called the SEC Championships, very highly competitive SEC meet. Florida the country, including No. 2 Texas A&M, season. But Hilda Luthersdottir has turned a question marks for Florida. But in January, her 100and 200-yard breast both rank in the nations top 10 times this season. UF looks to improve after early-season victory against FSULuthersdottir