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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 Despite a right ankle sprain, Scottie Wilbekin fueled Florida to an overtime victory against Arkansas on Saturday. Read the story on page 12.Road construction causes delays for drivers on 16th AvenueClosures will occur through February, pg 8. Weekend police beat: Holiday Inn stabbing, knife threatA man was stabbed four times, pg 5. The spray works on mice, pg 8. 75 /60 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 12VOLUME 108 ISSUE 77 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014Matthew Martyr / Alligator StaffHomeward BoundGainesville dog rescue organization Plenty of Pit Bulls hosted an adoption event to celebrate the opening of the Robertson Animal Hospital on Saturday. Boomer is one of many dogs who found a new home. Read the story on page 5. LOCAL HANNA MARCUS Alligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.org Every day in Gainesville, cars disappear. Residents who park outside a shop, restaurant or a friends apartment return to their spaces to see their vehicles have vanished. Those who have experienced this may have been victims of roam towing, and one Gainesville man is on a mission to end it once and for all. Jeremiah Loper, the 36-year-old general manager and partner of Gainesville2Go, created a petition about a month ago to end roam towing in Gainesville. Roam towing is legal but differs from standard towing, where property owners identify the illegally parked cars and then call tow companies to retrieve them, said City Commissioner Thomas Hawkins. (With roam towing) the tow company can hearing from the property owner, he said. Loper said he was frustrated with his employees cars being preyed upon by towing companies when making food runs. One of my employees was picking up food went inside for two to three minutes, grabbed the food, went outside and his car was gone, Loper said. The car had three Gainesville2Go signs on it. They literally had to be there watching him go in, run over and snatch his car in three minutes tops. The petition, hosted on change.org, is about 50 signatures away as of press time from Lopers 1,000-signature goal and was When I created it, I put email addresses for all city commissioners and the mayor, so whenever anybody signs it, it sends them an email, he said. Loper said although he understands why certain towing practices must be enforced, he is still frustrated. Theyre taking, especially, from students who dont have a lot of money and are trying to go to school, he said. Granted, there are problems with parking, but it should be up to owners to make the call to tow.Residents voice frustrations over roam towingSEE TO WING, P A GE 4 SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgUF will soon be served court papers concerning a lawsuit over storing guns in vehicles on campus, of the dispute. on Friday, making UF the second Florida university to face legal action from the gun advocacy group in recent months. A December court ruling against the University of North Florida allowed guns in vehicles on state campuses, and UF added a footnote to its regulations stating its intent to comply with the decision. Sean Caranna, executive director of Florida Carschools asking them to comply. He said UFs footnote wasnt enough intent is useful when there is room for interpretation, but UFs policy is strictly anti-gun. Caranna said he tried to contact UF President Bernie Machen last week, but his call was met by the Gun-rights group sues UF over car, dorm policiesSEE GUNS, P A GE 4 BROOKE BAITINGERAlligator Contributing WriterThe Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus came to Gainesville 100-year history, and many animal rights activists wanted to make sure it will be the last. About 30 people of varying ages showed up to protest during the weekend and stood on the corner of Gale Lemerand Drive and West University Avenue holding signs that read Ringling Bros. beats animals, Elephants are abused and other objections against the circus treatment of animals. On its website, Ringling Bros. states it exceeds all federal animal welfare standards set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Animal Welfare Act. However, according to an Animal Rights Foundation of Florida news release, Ringling Bros. Circus parent company Feld Entertainment agreed to pay $270,000 in it violated the same laws under the Animal Welfare Act that the circus mentions on its website. Many protesters belonged to animal advocacy groups such as Gainesville circus stop brings out fans, animal rights protestersSEE PR OTEST P A GE 4 More than 9,500 tickets were sold

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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 MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014FORECAST FRIDAY SUNNY 64/32 SUNNY 52/35 THURSDAY SUNNY 61/31 WEDNESDAY CLOUDY 75/60 RAIN 70/43 TUESDAY TODAY VOLUME 108 ISSUE 77 free admission.BRIEFSPolice: Pa. man stole sanitizer to make cocktails ALTOONA, Pa. Authorities say a man stole 12 bottles of hand sanitizer from a central Pennsylvania hospital so he could mix it with orange juice and drink it for the alcohol it contained. The Altoona Mirror reports 51-year-old Lee Ammerman has been mailed a summons requiring him to surrender Feb. 5 on charges of theft and receiving stolen property. Police say an employee at UPMC Altoona hospital saw Ammerman steal a bottle of sanitizer in October by hiding it in an arm sling he was wearing. They say Ammerman returned to steal more sanitizer twice. Police say they confronted Ammerman, who acknowledged stealing the sanitizer, saying, I mix the liquid with orange juice. The hospital is seeking about $80 in restitution. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to kgriffis@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?CRC open house Its a jungle out there in the job market, that is. Stop by our open house today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Career Resource Center. The event is open to all UF students, faculty and staff. Attending is a great way to gear up for the upcoming Career Showcase and any other interviews you might be preparing for. Check out the different sessions offered online. Learn about Americas first settlers at Science Cafe Connie Mulligan, professor and associate chair of the UF Department of Anthropology and associate director of the UF Genetics Institute, presents The First Settlers of the New World: Who, Where, When and How, at the Florida Museum of Natural History Science Cafe today at 6:30 p.m. Held at Sabor, 13005 SW First Road, Suite 129, in the Town of Tioga, the program provides engaging conversation in a comfortable setting. The event is free, but participants must purchase any food or beverages. Email aerickson@flmnh.ufl.edu or call Amanda Erickson Harvey at 352-273-2062 with questions. Trouble the Water film screening and symposium On Wednesday, producer and filmmaker Tia Lessin will present a public screening of her film, Trouble the Water, which focuses on the impacts of Hurricane Katrina, at Pugh Hall at 6 p.m. Following the movie, she will answer questions about the films creation and production as well as the social impacts of the hurricane in New Orleans and throughout the Southeast. The event will be followed by a reception. She will also present a symposium about the issue at 2:30 p.m. Wedndsday at Ustler Hall. Tin Can Tourists Rally Tin Can Tourists is an all-makeand-model vintage trailer and motor coach club. The open house will be held Saturday at Prairie Creek Lodge, 7204 SE County Road 234 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be an opportunity for the public to get an up-close look at classic trailers. Entry is $5 per vehicle. Tin Can Tourists will donate the proceeds to the Alachua Conservation Trust. Yulee Railroad Days vendor applications open Vendors of handmade arts and crafts and entertainers: Welcome to the annual Yulee Railroad Days, which will be held on March 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information about applying to the festival, log on to sites.google.com/site/ archerhistoricalsociety/home. The event is sponsored by the Archer Historical Society Inc. Weekly Wellness Walk Burn calories, get healthier and meet new people by joining the Weekly Wellness Walk at the Santa Fe College track on South Road near the baseball field. Well meet at 8 a.m. on Saturdays for the next 9 weeks. There is no cost to participate and no age limit. We will start off with some aerobic and stretching exercises, a bottle of water and a few health tips. Call 352-870-9100 for additional information. Sponsored by the Alachua County Medical Society and Alachua County Medical Alliance. Backyard Birding Tour tickets Tickets are now on sale for the Alachua Audubon Societys Backyard Birding Tour. It will be held Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and are available at Wild Birds Unlimited at 4212 NW 16th Ave. At the event, six of Gainesvilles premier backyard birding habitats will be open to the public. Local experts will be available at each site to discuss their successes in landscape, hardscape, water features and feeding tips, which will attract a variety of birds to their backyards. This event occurs during winter to coincide with the arrival of migratory species of birds. Students receive free admission to the Florida Museum Students with a valid Gator 1 Card now receive free admission to the Butterfly Rainforest and other fee-based exhibits year-round, sponsored by UF Student Government. The museum is located at 3215 Hull Road, just south of the Southwest Recreation Center in the UF Cultural Plaza. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. See deceptive butterflies at the Butterfly Rainforest Visit the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History from Jan. 1 through Feb. 14 to discover a variety of butterflies that deceive to survive as part of the theme Mimicry, the World of Deception. Daily butterfly releases are held at 2 p.m. with additional weekend releases at 3 and 4 p.m., weather permitting. UF students with a valid Gator 1 Card receive Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Jan. 13, 1988 tery, winning $5,000 each. Five of the 21 winners, who gambled on the $1 instant winner game, were from the Gainesville area. The Alligator reported that those winners beat the 80,000-to-1 odds. The scratch-off prizes ranged from $2 to $5,000, and Grand Prize Drawings winners would have reaped rewards of about $1 million had there been a winner. Jan. 12, 1998 About 6,000 Gainesville residents and students signed a waiver to save the UF Bat House and select areas near Lake Alice from development. Aides from then-Gov. Lawton Chiles heard community testimonies about preserving the historic site from housing construction. A campus icon, the Bat Houses demolition would have displaced more than 60,000 bats that called it home. It also would have spelled trouble for the ecology in the surrounding area, according to Alligator archives. Jan. 12, 2000 Gainesville City Commission gave UF a thumbs-up on a deal between the university and Gainesville Regional Transit allowing students and faculty to ride buses for free. The Florida Department of Transportation and the university would split the cost, paying $29,250 each for year of transportation. It seems that theres demand out there for this service, said Greg DuBois, UF director of Transportation and Parking Services. We hope over time it will be a program that people take advantage of. The success and longevity of the program would depend on studies of students and faculty who ride the bus. Jan. 20, 2009 Two 8-year-old boys armed with aluminum baseball bats defended a woman at gunpoint who was being attacked by her ex-boyfriend. The attacker, 30-year-old Charles Bradley, tried time and again to get back together with his ex-girlfriend, threatening her each time she refused, according to Alligator archives. The assault took place after Bradley arrived at the house and hit his exgirlfriend in the back of the head and forced a gun on her, in front of their 8-year-old son and his friend, who was with him at the time. He tried to get her to open her mouth so he could put the gun inside and told her he was going to kill her, said then Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Summer Hallett. The boys then athelped police locate Bradley, and he was later arrested and charged with four felonies. STEVEN KATONA Alligator File PhotoAcross the AmericasTaylor Sincich traverses from one tree to another across the Plaza of the Americas on Jan. 14, 2009.

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recognize the issues importance among residents and have ing practices. areas and enforcing maximum fees towing companies can charge. she said. No one wants to get for comment. among those protesting. said. Other protesters agreed. Organizers put together the protests to shed anyway. Payne said she didnt notice any issues with night show she attended. Others said they had a preconceived notion ment. ALLIGATOR Amber Riccinto / Alligator StaffA protester stands on the corner of West University Avenue and Gale Lemerand Drive on Friday in objection to weekend The Ringling Bros. Circus appearance in Gainesville. Protesters gathered with signs to voice their opinions on the circuss treatment of its animals. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writerbdupuy@alligator.org LaKendra Tookes has joined the stardom. comedy show. These hires came a few weeks after a controversy surgan said. For current Tookess new position gives him hope to continue pursuing comedy. its good to see that they can come ater Strike Force creative director and president of Generation Sketch Comedy. nications graduate. for comedians to start. pus creates a good environment for joining the SNL staff. Live from New York: UF telecom alumna joins SNL writing team IT NEEDS 10 STUDENTS. LOURIANNE APOLLONAlligator Contributing WriterThe UF in Ghana trip is trip was created to give students iard-Nunn said. cause they are unaware their Spring-extended trip. She said she was hoping to time to fundraise.Ghana study-abroad trip plans struggleSome attendees say they didnt see, mind abuse PR OTES T, from page 1T ookes GA TOR GRADS TOWING, from page 1Restrictions are in placeFlorida Carry wants guns allowed in dorms, which UF bans UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said in a statement that UF is not Sikes said. home. see the need for students to have guns in their dorm rooms. dorms. UFs chapter of Students for Conhe can. This is pretty much a warning said. GUNS, from page 1

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MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Emily Cochran / Alligator StaffCicerones on ParadeMembers of the Florida Cicerones march in a parade to promote the opening of applications and the organizations upcoming Spring Forum. The parade began in front of the Hub and ended on the Plaza of the Americas, where representatives of the Gator Run threw orange and blue powder on the parade participants. JENNIFER CHOWAlligator Contributing WriterAfter drawing inspiration from a car-chase scene in Fast and Furious, a UF professor teamed up with fellow professors to create an improved helmet design for athletes and beyond. Ghatu Subhash, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, said rapid movement of the brain causes concussions. His design is meant to counteract two types of forces that may endanger the brain: linear and rotational. While most athletic helmets are equipped to handle the force of one type of injury linear the new design provides protection by focusing on the two leading types of head impact. Our design concept includes how to minimize the linear blow to the head in a direct hit as well as the rotational component, he said. Almost all helmets are designed for only linear force and not rotational force. Subhash said he hopes this design will serve a wider audience ers, skateboarders and bicyclists. The inner chambers of the helmet contain two layers. of water and air. The other is non-Newtonian stance. The chambers work together to make up a padding to protect the skull, said Subhash. Dr. Keith Peters, a UF associate professor of neuroradiology, said that this design allows for more of a gradual stop for skulls in motion. One layer of the design can slow down how the impact comes in, he said. The other layer decreases how rapidly the brain is moving through the skull by slowing downs the speed at which it hits the other side. Although their design has not been tested against all foams, the cushion the researchers designed absorbs more impact than other comparable cushions, Peters said. Later this month, the helmet will be presented to a group of investors to help launch the beginning stages of building it for production. The design is completed, but a on, Peters said. The helmet remains unnamed, but Peters said because the idea was conceived in The Swamp, Gators can look forward to seeing something related to UF. Dan Apple, assistant communications director for the UF Athletic Association, said the athletic association will not be adopting these new helmets any time soon. Its is still in the development stages, Apple said. We are always analyzing our equipment and are concerned for the highest level of safety for our athletes.UF professors introduce Fast and Furious-inspired helmet A MAN WAS STABBED FOUR TIMES. JENNA LYONS and KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff WritersAlachua County Sheriffs deputies arrested a local woman Saturday morning after deputies reported she threatened her boyfriend with a butcher knife while he was in bed. Deputies arrested 54-yearold Mary Viola Mobley on charges of aggravated assault cording to an arrest report. At about 5:30 a.m., Mobley arrived home to her boyfriend of 10 years and went into the room where he was sleeping, according to the report. The two began arguing, and Mobley grabbed a blackhandled butcher knife that was stuck in the wall. She pointed the knife at him and said, I will kill your ass! according to the report. Her boyfriend then called 911, and Mobley left the room. Three deputies had to restrain Mobley while putting her in handcuffs, according to the report. During questioning, Mobley said she and her boyfriend got into an argument but denied touching the knife, according to the report. Mobley also admitted to recently smoking crack cocaine and marijuana. knife Mobley was accused of using, according to the report. However, they noticed a smaller knife and several holes in the wall. Deputies booked Mobley into Alachua County Jail at about 11 a.m., where she remained as of press time in lieu of a $10,000 bond. *** Gainesville Police arrested two Quincy, Fla., residents in connection to a reported stabbing Friday night at a local hotel. old Barbara Copeland Smith on an aggravated battery stabbing charge and 56-yearold Arch Gee on a felony battery charge, according to two arrest reports. responded to the Holiday Inn at 1250 W. University Ave. and found Smith with bruises and scratches on her face, said GPD spokesman Smith told police her friend Arch Gee tried to beat her up, and she stabbed him with a knife to get away, Tocers he was still in room 207. had four stab wounds to his chest, head and back, Tobias said. Both Gee and Smith were taken to UF Health Shands. During questioning, Gee him during an argument and that he hit her in self defense, Tobias said. and Smith into the Alachua County Jail, where Gee remained as of press time with a $10,000 bond. Smith was released Saturday after meeting a $15,000 bond.Weekend police beat: Holiday Inn stabbing, butcher-knife threatLOCAL KAI SUAlligator Contributing WriterJessica Robertson cradled a 2-month-old pit bull in her arms and smiled as it covered her cheek in tiny kisses. At the opening celebration of Robertsons animal hospital Saturday, local volunteer organization Plenty of Pit Bulls held a dog adoption drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Paula Miller, a foster mom who cares for some of the groups brought her foster dog, Gemma, a 6-month-old female pit bull. Miller, 67, said Gemmas previous owner gave her up for adoption because the owner was a student and didnt have enough time to take care of a dog. isnt where she lives all the time, Miller said of Gemma, whom she described as a cuddler. Plenty of Pit Bulls, founded in 2010, rescues dogs from animal shelters in Putnam, Clay, Levy and Alachua counties, Miller said. Volunteers then foster the dogs until Miller said she believes the media is responsible for the negative image many people have of the breed. Plenty of Pit Bulls board member Blanca Carbia agreed with Miller. Carbia said the breed has developed a negative reputation from stereotypes about pit bull owners. If you have a powerful, intelligent, muscular animal at the end of the leash, you have to know about animals and animal behavior, said Carbia, 55. She added that she hopes adoption-drive participants who hadnt encountered a pit bull before have a better understanding of the breed. Jagger a 1-year-old male pit bull and three 2-month-old pit bull puppies were also part of the adoption drive. Miller said by the end of the open house, adoption and a couple of the other puppies. Miller said she thought giving up her foster dogs over the months would be hard, but she knows it is for the better. Theyre going to a home where theyre really going to be loved, she said.Pit bulls feel the love at adoption driveRESEARCH Almost all helmets are designed for only linear force and not rotational force. Ghatu Subhashengineering professor If you have a powerful, intelligent, muscular animal at the end of the leash, you have to know about animals and animal behavior.Blanca Carbiaboard member

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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. 62 TOTAL VOTES40% YES 60% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgFridays question: Do you lie to your doctor about how much you drink? Todays question: R.I.P. Sam Berns: The importance of public optimistsAs consumers of media, we often encounter public intellectuals: well-known, intelligent, learned persons whose written works and other social and cultural contributions are recognized not only by academic audiences and readers, but also by many members of society in general. Vaclav Havel, Noam Chomsky and Gloria Steinem are all prominent public intellectuals who contribute to discourse across a wide span of topics that affect our lives, from politics to economics to feminism. With the advent of Internet fame, now, a new phenomenon has emerged: the rise of public optimists. They appear on talk shows, their memoirs are picked up by Oprahs Book Club, and, in the case of Sam Berns, a teen with Progeria, they host TED talks and are the subjects of HBO documentaries. Sam died at the age of 17 on Friday due to complications with Progeria, a rare disease that accelerates aging. Most children with Progeria die at 13, according to NPR. At a TED talk in December, Sam described his philosophy for coping with Progeria and maintaining a happy life. He said his hobbies playing drums in his high schools marching band, hanging out with his friends and studying times he faces as a person with a terminal illness. Even though there are many obstacles in my life, I dont want people to feel bad for me, Sam said, according to NPR. I dont think about these obstacles all the time, and Im able to overcome most of them anyway. His death was a shock to his family, who expected him to attend college in the Fall. Sams life and his openness about struggling with his rare disease represents what is perhaps the most touching and heartbreaking type of public optimist: children. America lost another young public optimist last year: Talia Castellano. Talia, a 13-year-old girl with cancer who achieved Internet fame with her YouTube makeup tutorials, died in July. Talia is famous for appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and telling the audience, When people ask me that, what do you want me to do, be depressed? I swimming! We are drawn to the stories of public optimists who refuse to let their illnesses, disabilities and harrowing experiothers. Furthermore, we need these public optimists to provide perspective in our lives: While both petty problems and big dilemmas plague us daily, from unpaid bills to piles of homework to relationship and family troubles, public optithe impermanence of our existence, however, these public optimists urge us to value our lives and dedicate them to bettering ourselves and the world.Gov. Chris Christies bridge to nowhereFor commuters in New York and New Jersey, Sept. 9 was just another day until they reached the George Washington Bridge that connects the two states. some drivers three to four hours to reach their destination. As it turned out, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey closed two of three lanes on the bridge. What to be nothing more than political retribution. It turns out a top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie emailed David Wildstein, Christies close friend and appointee to the Port Authority, asking him to cause trafGeorge Washington Bridge. Why? Christies bid for re-election last fall. Stay classy, New Jersey. happened on Wednesday although he pled the Fifth for every question asked. Meanwhile, Christie denied any and all knowledge of what his staff did and held a nearly two-hour press conference to defend himself. Whether Christie is complicit in all of this hardly matters. What matters is just how low some are willing to go for political gain or political retribution. Some smalltown mayor, whos not even in the same political party as Christie, refuses to endorse him, so we have to make the lives of ordinary citizens miserable? It might possibly be a new low in American politics. Christies ambitions are far higher than governor, and many pundits have already tapped him as a top Republican contender for the 2016 presidential election. The bridge incident calls into question Christies ability to run for president and lead the country. The bridge situation sets up one of two possibilities: Christie either wanted revenge against the mayor of Fort Christie, which makes the governor a bully, or he didnt know what his top staffers were doing, which makes him incompetent. Regardless of what he did or didnt know, this is not the man I want running the country. As president, if Christies slighted by a foreign leader, does he exact revenge by killing trade deals, enforcing sanctions or invading their country? What if Christie, unaware of what his top staff does, lets them get away with using the White House as a tool for political retribution against Sure, its a hyperbolic thought, but Christies ability to put his job ahead of politics is now called into question. Christies image is sure to tarnish as a result, and his pathway to the 2016 Republican nomination was just clouded by an ongoing investigation. The state Assembly has started looking into the matter, and it could grow worse for Christie because his ruption unit. Anyone who thinks Christie could waltz through the Republican primary and subsequently the 2016 presidential election ought to reconsider that notion. Although Christies an affable, no-nonsense politician with biparmare for average Americans all because he didnt get what he wanted. Is this the person you want leading our country for the second half of this decade? The last time we had a president this skilled in the art of political retribution, it didnt work out well. His name was Richard Milhous Nixon, and the rest is history. Joel Mendelson is a UF grad student in political campaigning. His columns appear on Mondays. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Joel Mendelsonopinions@alligator.org

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MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Dear Editor,I was amazed to open the Monday Alevening. The game pitted No. 1 ranked, in-state rival Florida State University and No. 2 ing the greatest single game-ending play Or did the Alligator sports reporters with the sports department. Bruce Frendahl UF alumnus, B.A. Design 74, M.A. Education 7Letter to the Editor1 work. arent afraid of any store. taste. them. They are the people who are in Converse while evNo matter what it is, they make a statething. more modern ones. hair-raising trends. dress for themselves and no one else. They dress in what works for them and their lifestyle. Alexa Phillips is a writer for The Collegian. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire. Seven highly effective habits of styleUWireAlexa PhillipsUWire U era. They are the types of people who will do anything They are the types who are always interesting to straightforward storytelling. Ryan Koehn is a writer for The Daily Californian. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire. Cast, soundtrack boosts American Hustle ensembleUWireRyan KoehnUWire

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8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014 Matthew Martyr / AlligatorSigns placed on Northwest 16th Street indicate ongoing construction. Many sections of the street are scheduled for closure while the area undergoes improvements. ALYSSA PIVNIOUKAlligator Contributing WriterMotorists driving on Northwest 16th Avenue may need to modify their daily The department will add left turn lanes of Northwest 55th Street and Northwest Northwest 43rd Street near the Millhopper west 16th Avenue for two years, said he Road construction causes delays for drivers on 16th Avenue THE SPRAY WORKS ON MICE. DANIELA PRIZONT-CADOAlligator Contributing Writer The spray enters through a different pathway on the Theres this one spot down (Northwest 16th Boulevard) that has probably had about a dozen potholes. The patchwork is terrible. They just cover it in a lump of asphalt.Jake Cunningham21-year-old UF criminology senior

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS 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 4-23-72-1 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 4-23-14-72-2 Deluxe, Large 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/ house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 352-538-2181 lv message 4-23-14-72-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-5-14-168-2 Now leasing 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th Street. 1BR/$475, 2BR/$595. Call 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at madisonon20th.com. 4-23-1472-2 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 4-23-14-72-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $460 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. $800/mo No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 1-31-14-17-2 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 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 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 gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 1-17-14-10-2 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 $525 Mo. Quiet, grad students preferred, 1 block from Shands and campus; 1BR/1BA downstairs, carpet/tile, W/D on premises, pool. 352 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net 2-5-14-20-2 CUTE 2BR/1BA COTTAGE near Duckpond. Cent AC/H, W/D hook-up. Fenced yard. 1105 NE 10th Place. $625/mo. Owner/REALTOR 352-262-4546 1-31-14-16-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1ST. 4BR/2BA Nice house. Quiet street. Washer/dryer provid ed, privacy fenced yard. 1330 NW 39th St. 352-339-2342, text or call. More houses at GainesvilleQualityRentalHouse.com 1-1714-7-2 Studio apartment perfect for UF student Very close to campus next to presidents house off University Ave. Can furnish. Available Now. Call 352-377-2930 for info. 1-22-14-8-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. FURNISHED 1Br/1Ba unit at Piccadilly Apartments, no deposit required. Close to campus and near several popular bus routes. Plenty of parking, laundry, pool, and clubhouse on site. Contact asang@ufl.edu, 407-429-9485 1-14-5-3 3 blocks from campus, 2Br/2Ba Ready for you to move in. Jan rent is already paid, you don't pay rent until Feb 1st. Lease is thru July 31st. Call or text Eric @ 352 213 1282. 1-17-5-3 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 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 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 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be given after placing the ad. Corrections called in Customer error or changes: Online

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10, ALLIGATOR Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy or Sell!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 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. Main St., Gainesville 352-448-3433 beatyequip@aol.com 4-2314-72-10 HORSES & GOATSFOR SALE Charlie 352-278-1925 4-23-72-10 Sunday, January 26th 12-4pm. Tickets at TheFloridaBridalExpo.com 1-24-14-13-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. 4-23-14-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 4-23-14-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-23-14-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $999. 1-2yr warranties with roadside assistance includ ed. 376-6275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-2314-72-11 Road Rat Motors offers FREE pickup service for any paid scooter repair. LOWEST labor rate, quickest turnaround in town! Will repair ANY brand scooter. Free estimates. 3766275. RoadRatMotors.com 4-23-14-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-23-14-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 4-23-14-72-11 WWW.SWAMPCYCLES.COM Scooters & Motorcycles Sales & Service Quality, Experienced, Certified Technicians. Close to Campus, Lowest Prices. 633 NW 13th St. 352-373-8823 4-23-72-11ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIED ADSGET THE JOB DONE!REACH MORE THAN 50,000 READERS EACH PUBLICATION DAY 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 4-23-72-12 We Buy Junk Cars Trucks, Vans Titled only Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 4-23-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES $0 DOWN!!! 6 MONTHS SAME AS CASH NO CREDIT CHECK!!! 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES. DOWN PAYMENT DEFERRED UNTIL TAX SEASON!!! 6 MONTHS SAME AS CASH 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN OVER 150 VEHICLES IN STOCK CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS, & VANS 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO RENTALS ALL VEHICLES 2014 3630 N. MAIN ST. www.carrentalsunrise.com 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 96 Olds Achieva $1500 98 Nissan Altima $1900 99 Infiniti $1000 95 Grand Marquise $900 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 03 Honda Civic $7999 06 Hyundai Sante Fe $8999 04 Nissan Sentra $6999 03 Silverado $7999 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 02 Suzuki XL7 $6999 05 Toyota Corolla $8999 04 Volvo S40 $8999 05 Toyota Highlander $11,999 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Steve 352-771-6191 4-23-14-72-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4009 4-23-72-13 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 4-23-72-13 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 4-23-14-72-13 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 1-24-14-72-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.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. DELIVERY DRIVERThe Independent Florida Alligator is looking for a VERY DEPENDABLE route driver. Early morning route (approx 3:30 a.m. 5:30 a.m.), Five days per week* (Monday Friday). Starting in February, 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. 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 4-23-1472-14 STUDENT WORK AVAILABLEFlex Sch/Resume Builder 14.50 base/appt CALL TODAY 352-505-9105 1-22-74-14 Local online retailer, 6dollarshirts.com, seeking seasonal help with order fulfillment & screen printing. Up to 40 hrs weekly, $8/hr. Apply online, http://6dollarshirts.com/jobs. 1-13-14-7-14 NOW HIRING Outstanding Notetakers and Editors SPRING 2014 Apply online at SmokinNotes.com 1-17-14-11-14 SBSG is a financial transcription company offering part-time work. Create your own schedule Competitive Production-Based Pay Close to campus! Must be able to touch-type 65wpm Apply Online: www.sbsgrp.com 12-3-14151-14 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 www.campmataponi.com. 2-7-14-24-14 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 uflsmokelab@gmail.com 1-17-9-14 Female college student needed as Tutor/ Driver M thru F 3:00p to 8:00p for 12 yr old, some late & weekend hours. Strong math & organization skills needed. Call 352-5148944 1-14-14-6-14 Melchar, Bowie & Brockdorf, PA Need someone to scan documents. Times are very flexible 24-7, you pick your schedule (Jan-April). email Soren@cpa.vg 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 Babysitter or PT nanny wanted. About 10/hrs per week to assist with 18 month old daughter. $75 per week fixed rate. Flexible hours. Russian speaking preferred. Please reply to gea@cox.net 1-14-14-514

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ALLIGATOR DOMINO"S HIRING Delivery Experts & Assistant Managers & Future Managers. Drivers earn between $14$17 per hour. GMs earn 40K-50K+. Apply at gatordominos.com 4-23-14-70-14 Seeking Event Supervisors and Warehouse Staff! Part-Time & Flexible, $8.00/ hr Apply in person at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Gate 18 Concessions Office (352) 692-6244 1-14-14-5-14IVEY'S GRILLKITCHEN & WAIT STAFF POSITIONS OPEN. Apply in person after 3pm, Wed, Thurs or Fri. 1-14-14-4-14 Do you PARTY? Get paid to party with your friends! Become a Brand Ambassador with SquadUP and get paid to go to parties, by using www.squadup.com! 2-14-14-25-14 ATTN SMOKERS!!!! Univ of Florida Smoking Lab needs you to participate in a study assessing effects of different activities on craving, withdrawal, and smoking. Call Allison at 336-406-3706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com 1-24-10-14 Computer science student? Have Web, iOS, or Android dev experience? Motivated? Want to become a co-founder of the next big thing? A local startup is looking for you. (352)4481036 1-17-6-14 Independent Business Owner Wake up now and have financial freedom while learning to save money. Manage money & make money $600-5K+ http://morrellb.wakeupnow. com Call 352-275-8561 9am 9pm. 1-1614-5-14 Part-time Barn Assistant wanted at nice horse boarding farm in Newberry/Jonesville Area. Experience required. Contact khcherokee@aol.com 1-17-14-614 BEST PART-TIME JOB IN GATOR NATION 3 Miles from Campus $11.25/ Hr to Start | $12-$15 After Training Flexible Schedule | Ideal for Students Call Today (352) 2640044 2-20-13-2814 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $2.50 per day. Call us at 373-FIND.IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-23-72-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-23-14-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-23-72-15 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiLegal.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-23-72-15 Topseed Tennis & Soccer Racquet restringing within the hour. Same day, next day svcs avail. Noone beats our prices or work quality. Do your research. If we recommend a racquet & you don't like it we give you credit. 372-2257 1-16-5-15 Want to be a CNA? Dont want to wait? Express Training Services now offers a CNA class which can be completed in one weekend. Perfect for busy college students. www.expresstrainingservices.com/ww 4-2314-67-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-23-72-16 NEW! All natural, study aid, Moringa capsules. Cram alert, enhance recall, energy plus. MoringaUSA.com 925-352-9393. 20% discount code: help2study 1-16-5-16 Topseed Tennis & Soccer Racquet stringing, customizing, string prices from $12.99 Lowest prices in Central FL. If you find a lower price you get 10% off the lowest price you find. Call Topseed at 352-372-2257 open 10-7 1-165-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee)Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-23-72-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! FREE KOBUDO WEAPON CLASS Limited Enrollment Req 6 Kyu or higher SENSEI Norris at yoshukai62@gmail.com 1-23-14-10-20 Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. Rocky Creek Paintball In Gainesville It's a Blast!Call 371-2092 4-23-14-72-21 Topseed Tennis & Soccer We have top quality tennis shoes, soccer shoes, strings and other accessories. Please check our prices before you buy online. We beat all prices or 10% off lowest price. Call us 372-2257 1-1614-5-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad in the classifieds to find trip arrangements or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Florida men fall in tournamentThe three mens tennis players remaining in the UTSA Futures Event in Sunrise lost on Sunday. Spencer Newman, Diego Hidalgo and Mike Alford all fell in three sets in the secound round. Gators in the NBAFormer UF guard Mike Miller scored 15 points in 26 minutes in the Memphis Grizzlies 108-101 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Memphis, Tenn., on Sunday.The Gators landed a top running back recruit to solidify their 2014 class. Read the story on page 15. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynArkansas was going to make Scottie Wilbekin win the game for No. 10 Florida, and he did. The senior point guard was listed as questionable for the Gators (13-2, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) heading into their matchup with the Razorbacks (11-4, 0-2 SEC) on Saturday, but a sprained right ankle did not stop Wilbekin from sending the game into overtime and icing the contest with late free throws as Florida won 84-82 on Saturday in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark., without its leading scorer, Casey Prather (knee). The Gators victory snapped the Razorbacks 25-game winning streak at home. In a back-and-forth game that included 13 ties and seven lead changes, Floridas last chance in the second half came with only 18 seconds left and UF down 66-64. Michael Frazier II grabbed a rebound off of an Arkansas missed free throw and quickly dished the ball to Wilbekin. Although coach Billy Donovan had one remaining timeout, he chose to let Wilbekin run the isolation offense maining, the 6-foot-2 point guard drove, pulled up and banked in a 16-foot shot to tie the game at 66 with two seconds left. Wilbekin said his right ankle was at about 80-90 percent, which limited his motion and agility. However, there was no doubt the senior was going to take the last shot in the second half as he ran the isolation offense. I give our guys a lot of credit (with) just the resiliency to come back, Donovan said. And then Scottie, making a tough shot at the end of regulation to give us a chance in overtime. Dorian Finney-Smith, who led the team with 22 points and 15 rebounds, said he knew Wilbekin had the strength to make that last shot despite not being 100 percent. Im happy for him, Finney-Smith said about Wilbekin. That was a tough shot. Coach D drew the play up and told him to get a good shot off and thats what The Razorbacks were forced to toss up a prayer at half court as time expired, but the shot missed and both teams The Gators, who were down by seven with just more than four minutes left in regulation, now had momentum in extra time. Florida opened overtime with a 5-0 run, forcing the Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffScottie Wilbekin drives down the lane during Floridas win against South Carolina in the OConnell Center on Wednesday. Wilbekin leads Florida to overtime victory against Arkansas GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisandFloridas nine-game winning streak came to an end on Sunday in Baton Rouge, La. The No. 12 Tigers physically dominated the Gators, handing Florida an 82-68 loss. However, the deck was stacked against the Gators heading into Sunday. Sophomore Christin Mercer, who has averaged 11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest this season, was suspended and did not make the trip to Baton Rouge, leaving the Gators with only two bench players for the afternoon. A reason and timetable for the suspension have yet to be released. The 6-foot forwards absence was clearly felt in the paint, where LSU nabbed 50 rebounds compared to Floridas 29. We just got crushed on the boards, coach Amanda Butler said. We had one player that really came with the intention of grabbing rebounds and making plays in the paint. LSU snaps UF win streakMENS BASKETBALL LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickSenior forward Casey Prather (bone bruise in right knee), UFs leading scorer this season, is doubtful for No. 10 Floridas matchup against Georgia on Tuesday night in the OConnell Center, the school announced Sunday. Prather sat out of the teams practice Sunday afternoon and did not play in Floridas 8482 overtime win on Saturday at Arkansas, his participate in the Gators two practices before Saturdays contest. After Floridas home win against South Carolina on Wednesday night, Prather woke up Thursday with swelling in his right knee. Coach Billy Donovan went more into specifics about the injury on Friday afternoon before the team traveled to Fayetteville, Ark. We actually thought maybe there had been some cartilage tear with the way his knee was swelling, so he had an MRI (on Thursday), Donovan said. Cartilage tear, his knee structure, all that stuff is In 14 games this year all starts Prather has averaged a teamand career-best 17 points on 62.4 percent shooting, 5.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.Prather doubtful for UGAPrather SEE HOOPS, PA GE 14 SEE W-HOOPS PA GE 14 I give our guys a lot of credit (with) just the resiliency to come back. And then Scottie making a tough shot at the end of regulation to give us a chance in overtime.Billy DonovanUF coach

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MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 13AS STEIN ON TVSomething is rotten in the state of Florida. Through a tip given to the Alligator, I learned of a video posted on the social media website Vine that apparently showed UF quarterback Will Grier, a recruit committed to Florida at the time, yelling a homophobic slur at people in a locker room. The video, titled Lax es gay, was posted on April 18, 2013, to Griers Vine account, which has more than 300,000 followers as of this writing. In the six-second video, the word, f**, is said 11 times before ending the video with the camera pointing at Grier as he says, Lax is gay, referring to the school lacrosse team his brother, Nash Grier a Vine celebrity in his own right plays on. This is unacceptable behavior from Grier. The use of that word is not acceptable by anyone, let alone someone who plans to erwise. A Florida spokesman said that while the program monitors its players social media accounts, he could not comment on the video when asked. The word Grier, who enrolled at Florida last week, chose to scream at others has a history of being used to torment gay people for decades if not longer and it has no place in any type of civilized conversation. You dont have to be gay to disapprove of this word or be offended by its use. Im not. However, I do think using slurs meant to demean a group of people is wrong. Even if no one Grier yelled at is gay, he still took the next step of posting the video on Vine, a popular social media website that has millions of subscribers and an even further reach. Chances are, someone who is offended by the word saw the video. The clip has more than 11,000 likes, 4,600 revines and 700 comments. The most recent comment as of this writing came on Sunday. Clearly, a lot of people have viewed it. Some people commented on the video to criticize the use of the word. One commenter said, scream at people, yes? One warned Grier that the use of the word might come back to hurt him if it drew attention. Another called him immature and said his parents would be disappointed. However, most of the comments are debating the merits of lacrosse and how attractive Nash looks in the video. Look, I understand that this is probably not an isolated incident in locker rooms. Im sure if you put a camera in locker rooms similar conduct. Boys will be boys, as the idiom says. But boys being boys does not justify or excuse the use of offensive slurs. such as the anointed future quarterback at the University of Florida, like Grier has, you need to conduct yourself in a certain way. You are held to a higher standard. If a random UF student was pulled over and was arrested for marijuana possession, it wouldnt be interesting. When a football player does it, they end up on the front page. We in the news business call this prominence. Grier is a prominent person at UF, and everything he does for the next several years will be under the microscope. Is that fair? You be the judge. But it is how the world works. Grier is probably not a bad person. He might not even be a homophobe. I dont know. What I do know is that screaming out slurs and posting them online is not becoming conduct of someone who will likely be one of the faces of the Florida football team for the next few years.Gem of recruiting class wrong to use slur in online video Adam LichtensteinTwitter: @alichtenstein24 GATORS WON BY .025 POINTS. ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer@EricaAlyssa No. 1 Florida defeated No. 4 UCLA on Saturday but just barely. Floridas total score of 196.65 points topped UCLAs 196.625 with the smallest possible margin, but the Gators are aware that they need to improve if they want to repeat as national champions. We had numerous mistakes and areas that we are going to work on, but that is what it is a starting point, coach Rhonda Faehn said in a release. They know where we have to go from here. Junior Kytra Hunter, sophomore Bridget Sloan and senior Mackenzie Caquatto competed in all four events. Junior Rachel Spicer competed in vault, balance beam and competed in vault, bars and balance beam. Bridgette Caquatto debuted her season in vault (9.75), uneven bars (9.90) and After a limited freshman season due to foot surgery, sophomore Bianca DancoseGiambattisto competed in uneven bars (9.875) and performed an exhibition balance beam routine (9.775) at UCLA. Florida had falls in three of its four events. Although none were counted against the Gators, one more mistake could have easily landed the Gators in a losing spot. Personally, I dont want to start out the season with a 198 score Sloan said. We had some errors here and there. (9.925), as well as Bridgette Caquattos uneven bars win (9.90) contributed to the team win. As a team we were able to pull it together, Sloan said. We didnt have the best score as a team, but in the end, we had a decent enough of a one to get the win. nastics competition, Silvia Colussi-Pelaez performed two exhibition routines on bars other freshman, Claire Boyce, competed in two events. I feel we could see her on the other events later this season, knowing that she is such an aggressive competitor, Faehn said of Boyce, who scored 9.85 on beam and 9.825 Faehn said she thought Colussi-Pelaez was pretty solid even though she suffered a fall on the uneven bars, resulting in an exhibition score of 9.125. She scored routine. With the UCLA meet in the books, the Gators return to Gainesville to continue their packed spring schedule, which includes a meet a week for the next 11 weeks. We knew they werent going to be 100 percent like we would be at the end of the season, Faehn said. We have to pace our athletes and make sure they arent going to break down early in the season.Florida squeezes out win at UCLA in openerKelly Logan / AlligatorJunior Kytra Hunter performs her beam routine in a dual meet against Ball State on Jan. 4, 2013, in the OConnell Center. Hunter claimed against UCLA in the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Saturday. JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126Savannah Jordan is continuing her dominance off the college pitch. The UF freshman from Fayetteville, Ga., was selected to be part of the 20-person team to represent the U.S. in the CONCACAF Womens Under-20 World Cup qualifying play in December. Jordan, who led Florida with 22 goals last season, scored two goals in as many games while playing in George Town, Cayman Islands, with the national in the 81st minute of the United States 6-0 rout of Costa Rica on Thursday. Jordan opened the scoring against Jamaica on Saturday with a goal in the 31st minute of her teams 3-0 win at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. The U.S. plays Guatemala tonight at 7:30 but has already in the group stage. become the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year. She was also named to the team All-SEC teams. UF star scoring for USAJordan

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14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014Kan Li / Alligator StaffCarlie Needles attempts a three-point shot against Arkansas in the OConnell Center on Thursday. Needles scored 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting in UFs 82-68 loss to LSU on Sunday in Baton Rouge, La. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickWith three of its starters ailing, Florida needed forward Dorian Finney-Smith to step into a starting role for only the second time this year and produce against Arkansas. By the time the buzzer sounded Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark., Finney-Smith had the most productive stat line of his college career 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting, 15 rebounds, three assists and three steals. I just wanted to come out here with a lot of energy, Finney-Smith said. I knew the crowd was going to bring a lot of energy. I just wanted to match that. During the No. 10 Gators 84-82 overtime win against the Razorbacks in front of a raucous crowd in Bud Walton Arena, Finney-Smith logged a career-high 42 minutes in the absence of senior forward Casey Prather, who was out Saturday with a bone bruise on his right knee. Finney-Smith had nine points and seven rebounds at smooth sailing. He committed three turnovers after mishandling the ball twice and charging into the lane once. Normally, early mistakes like these would rattle FinneySmith. The one guy who Ive tried to instill just a belief of conaggressive, play through mistakes. He takes things so personal when he doesnt do what he feels he should be doing out there and he gets down sometimes with himself on that, and sometimes it drains his energy. But Finney-Smith was one of the most energetic and overtime Saturday. plays for the Gators down the stretch. man point guard Kasey Hill, who had the ball stolen by Razorbacks forward Bobby Portis while taking it up half court. But seconds later, Finney-Smith intercepted Portis bounce pass intended for an Arkansas teammate. Finney-Smith then earned a trip to the charity stripe on lead. Thirty-seven seconds later, Finney-Smith drained an their largest advantage of the game at that point. Despite missing a three-point attempt late in regulation, FinneySmith was not hesitant to pull the trigger in that situation. his coach was left impressed. Hes always been a phenomenal rebounder, and he did a good job of rebounding the ball [Saturday}, but it was Donovan said. He did a lot of different things for us. I was really happy for him personally. Were going to need for him to continue to grow and develop. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Peoples, Needles lead UF in pointsKayla Lewis was that player, collecting a career-high 17 rebounds and scored 15 points on the afternoon. Lewis accounted for seven of Floridas 10 offensive rebounds and She did about all she could do, Butler said. Grabbing 17 rebounds is fantastic, but then when the next person only has three, its going to be very hard to beat a really talented team like LSU. If you give up 50 rebounds 20 of them being offensive and you only get 10 things are not going to go your way. was a rough one for Florida. The Tigers laid it on thick with a 10-0 run and two 8-0 runs, putting the Gators in a steep 40-25 hole at the half. At the time, the Florida was compared to LSUs shooting clip of 50 percent. us, and you cant do that against a team like LSU, Butler said, especially when youre on the road. The second half was a little brighter for Florida, as it outscored LSU 43-42 during that half. However, rebounding and foul trouble ultimately did the Gators in, as Wilclock and LSU outrebounded Florida 27-15 in the half. than us in the paint, but thats not a new challenge, Butler said. Were used to that. They did a great job positioning for rebounds. We needed to make boxing out more important, and we didnt. Overall, the Gators struggled percent of their shots. Senior Jaterra Bonds went 2 for 11, while three of Floridas other six players laid eggs in the shooting percentage column senior Lily Svete, freshman Ronni Williams and sophomore January Miller went a combined 0 of 13. However, redshirt sophomore guards Cassie Peoples and Carlie Needles put up strong numbers in spite of the teams poor percentages on offense. Peoples scored 22 points and went 10 for 10 from the charity stripe, while Needles scored 17 and sunk a game-high 5 of 8 attempts from beyond the arc. Unfortunately for Florida, the strong play of its guards was not enough to propel it to victory. Finish the story online at alligatorSports.org. WHOOPS, from page 12Young nearly notches double-double despite knee sorenessRazorbacks to foul and make Florida win the game at the freethrow line. Wilbekin, who was 2 of 2 at the line during regulation, was with 35 seconds left and his team up 78-75. In total, Wilbekin went 35 seconds. Despite the injured ankle, the with 18 points, which ties a career high, and only one turnover. Donovan said that although Wilbekin iced the game late in the second half and in overtime for the Gators, he added that they wouldnt have been put in that position if it werent for Young. The senior center, who was limited to 16 minutes because of a pair of sore knees, fell three rebounds shy of a double-double seven boards. I thought Patric was a monster in the second half, although he didnt play a lot of minutes, Donovan said. He rebounded the ball, he defended, he chased balls on the glass, he made a couple free throws. I thought he played very, very well tonight considering he had limited minutes. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. HOOPS, from page 12MENS BASKETBALLFinney-Smith

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UF SETS TWO COURSE RECORDS. LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrenceFlorida dominated the Day 2 of the UAB Blazer Invitational at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Saturday. the season with 13 event victories and 10 meet records, which included UF top-10 all-time performances and two CrossPlex records. We leave this meet with a very good taste in our mouth, coach Mike Holloway said in a release. We have an extremely special group of mens and womens athletes. With several top marks in the country so far this season, UF set the scene. Senior hurdler Eddie Lovett won the mens 60-meter hurdles in a time of 7.81 seconds. Moriel Pitt won Section B, clocking in at 7.97 seconds. In the mens 60-meter dash, Hugh Graham Jr. ran a 6.66-second meet record to win the event. Antwan Wright also won Section B in a 6.63 sprint. We had great effort from Antwan (Wright) and (Hugh) Graham, Jr., to get us started this morning in the 60m a big PR for Antwan, Holloway said. The Gators also ran for two CrossPlex records. In the mens 4x4, Najee Glass, Graham Jr., Nick Uruburu and Arman Hall ran a meet record time of 3:06.11 to win the event. In the womens 4x4, Robin Reynolds, Destinee Gause, Kyra Jefferson and Ebony Eutsey took the event with a time of 3:37.83. Eutsey also claimed the 200-meter dash in 23.70 seconds, a meet record. I thought our hurdlers did great and I was impressed with Robin (Reynolds) in the long jump, a PR for her, Holloway said. Holloway said Bridgette Owens and Cory McGee had great races, and both 4x4 teams came up big. McGee ended up taking the womens 800-meter with a meet record time of 2:07.47. way doesnt want early success to diminish the focus ahead. After wrapping up in Birmingham, Ala., the Gators will have 11 days before they head to Lexington, Ky., to compete at the Rod McCravy Memorial on Jan. 24. The thing we have to keep in mind is body is going to care about this meet next week, Holloway said. Were going to get back to Florida, rest up and get back to training Monday. MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Writer@Morgan_MoriartyThe tail end of last week was a whirlwind of recruiting news for UFs 2014 class. With a series of big swings from top recruits, Florida coach Will Muschamp and his staff has already pieced together an impressive class late with less than a month until National Signing Day. Early Friday morning, 2014 running back Brandon Powell, Rivals.coms No. 7 tailback out of his verbal commitment from Miami to Florida. Powell was supposed to be on campus in Coral Gables last Wednesday, but after Florida offered him that day, he decided he would instead enroll early at UF. Powell made it to Gainesville on Friday. Powell racked up 1,339 yards along with 20 touchdowns during his senior season. Additionally, he had 21 catches for 289 yards something that Powell will be doing a lot of in new offensive coordinator Kurt Ropers up-tempo spread offense. that will feature redshirt senior Mack Brown, junior Matt Jones, who is recovering from a torn meniscus, and sophomore Kelvin offense near the end of Floridas 2013 season. ranked 88th in the country in rushing yards per game. The news did not stop with Powell. On Friday afternoon, wide receiver commit Ermon Lane posted on his Twitter account (@_MoneyLane) that he was decommitting from UF saying, No Hard Feelings But I Just Decommitted From The University Of Florida Not Because Dalvin Cook. No lie I love gator nation. The news did not come as a surprise, as it was obvious that Lane was wavering on his verbal commitment to UF. There is a possibility that Lane could end up following Cook to Florida State. The Seminoles have three wide receivers committed in their current 2014 class, and the loss of Kelvin Benjamin to the NFL Draft exposes the need for explosive wideouts. One of the receivers in FSUs 2014 class is Travis Rudolph, who can make an impact on offense immediately. If Jimbo Fisher can convince Lane to join Cook, the FSU offense will have lethal young weapons across the board to work with in 2014. The best pickup Florida could get to replace Lane is JUCO prospect Eric Lauderdale. Lauderdale, who hails from Saddleback (Calif.) Community College, has offers from Florida, Arizona State and Oregon. During his 2013 season, he averaged 100 receiving yards per game and had nine touchdowns in seven games. Lauderdale is scheduled to State on Jan. 17 and will be in Eugene, Ore., a week later. Lauderdale visited UF in November. Another possible replacement for the loss of Lane in the 2014 class is Isaiah McKenzie, Rivals No. 54 receiver in the 2014 class. Gainesville on Friday. McKenzie also has received offers from Oregon, West Virginia and Kentucky, among others. UFs passing game ished 109th in the nation in passing yards per game. A couple of 2015 recruits made news on Friday as well. Miramar High four-star safety prospect Kendrell McFadden announced his verbal commitment to West Virginia on Friday night. McFadden chose WVU over Florida, Alabama, Miami and LSU. Highly touted 2015 dual-threat quarterback Torrance Gibson was offered by Florida on Saturday morning. Gibson is the No. 3 ranked quarterback prospect in the 2015 class, picking up offers from Ohio State, Alabama, LSU, Florida State and others. MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Alligator File PhotoWill Muschamp speaks following Floridas 31-17 win against Tennessee on Sept. 22, 2013. Muschamps class currently ranks 10th nationally. Alligator File PhotoEddie Lovett (left) races in the 55m hurdles at the Gator Invitational in the OConnell Center on Jan. 17, 2013. Lovett won the mens 60-meter hurdles on Saturday. RECRUITINGGators excel at UAB Invite No Hard Feelings But I Just Decommitted From The University Of Florida Not Because Dalvin Cook. No lie I love gator nation. Ermon LaneWide receiver prospect

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JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126Injuries continue to plague former Gators receiver Percy Harvin. the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional quarter. area by Saints safety Rafael Bush. Harvin was tles next offensive possession. ter being hit by Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins. McDonald helps 49ers: ALLIGATOR AP PhotoSeattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (left) fends off New Orleans Saints middle linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) during G A TORS IN THE NFL