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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 Gators replacing lost defensive starsFlorida looks to replenish its defense with top prospects in the 2014 recruiting class, pg 13. Move over, New York: Florida to be third-largest stateTourism and climate attract people, pg 5. Pulses could straighten teethUFs dentistry college is conducting trials, pg 8. 52 /29 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13Bridget Sloan was named the SEC Gymnast of the Week on Tuesday. Read the story on page 14. VOLUME 108 ISSUE 83 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014Jordan McPherson/Alligator Staff Suit UpStudents gather in the Stephen C. OConnell Center on Tuesday during the nontechnical day of UFs Career Showcase. The second day of recruiting will feature the Technical Career Showcase geared toward students looking for work in engineering, biology, computer sciences and other technical backgrounds. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff WriterAlcohol and sunscreen were topics of discussion at Student Senate on Tuesday night. Two resolutions passed unanimously: One will place a referendum question on the ballot about UFs open-container policy, and the other supports free sunscreen dispensers for two campus recreation areas. The referendum question, which will appear on the Student Government elections ballot Feb. 18 and 19, is designed to gauge student opinion about whether UF should implement an open container policy allowing those of the legal drinking age to carry an open container containing alcohol on campus during home football game days, according to the language of the bill. Abby Whiddon, chairwoman of the Senate External Affairs Committee and the bills author, said it was inspired by student inquiries about UFs alcohol-on-campus policy, which she said is vague. External affairs did receive a lot of concerns from students questioning what the policy was, Whiddon said. As we started digging deeper, we realized that we are one of the few schools in the Southeast that didnt really have a policy on it. Were really just interested Alcohol question added to SG ballot RACHEL CROSBYAlligator Staff WriterOne of the most comprehensive studies conducted on the long-term effects of heavy drinking suggests ceptible to the toxicity of alcohol. But although heavy drinking was linked to cognitive decline in aging men, it was not in aging women. The reasons behind that are still unclear, though UF experts offered possible explanations. Men do metabolize alcohol more quickly than women, said Julia Varnes, GatorWell Health Promotion Services specialist. While heavy drinking for men a day, women had to drink at least 0.6 ounces a day to qualify. Varnes said men break down liquor faster because they have more of the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase, which is the workhorse of the metabolization process. Though women have less of the enzyme, they do not lose it over time. But men do. As men get older, they become intoxicated more easily, Varnes said. The study, which was published in Neurology this month, was carried out over the course of 10 years. The research on both mens and womens brains was conducted separately, and the objective of the study was not to compare the results between both sexes but rather to determine if cognitive decline occurred in each sex and whether it could be linked to alcohol consumption. as a decrease in the brains processdeterioration in memory, according to the study. More than 5,000 men and more than 2,000 women participated. Some have attributed studies on estrogen and memory preservation as possible reasons for why womens brains seem less susceptible to the toxicity of alcohol, but Thomas Foster, UF neurology professor and McKnight Brain Institute chair for cognitive aging and memory research, said thats a weak explana-Study shows heavy drinking can be toxic to mens brainsBut it was not linked to mental decline in womenSTUDENT GOVERNMENT SOME LOCALS ARE OPTIMISTIC. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff WriterThe Gainesville community is weighing in on the six states same-sex marriage ban. Dade Circuit Court by the couples suing for the right to marry and the Equality Florida organization for LGBT justice. country, said Danaya Wright, a UF Levin College of Law professor. Utah and Oklahoma are the two most recent states to lift their marriage equality bans. sue onto the Supreme Court, Wright said. Eventually the Supreme Court will probably say that prohibiting gay marriage is unconstitutional. liberal Florida. LB Hannahs, director of LGBT affairs within UFs Multicultural and Diversity Affairs, said a majority of Floridians support marriage equality. People think Florida is conservative, she said. The lar opinion, and efforts to overturn the constitutional ban will prove that. Other local residents are also optimistic about the fu-Couples take marriage equality cases to Florida courtSEE MARRIAGE, PAGE 4 SEE SENATE, PAGE 4 SEE DRINKING, PAGE 4 Julia Vernes

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News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 62/44 CLOUDY 60/41 SUNNY 47/28 PARTLY CLOUDY 61/32 SUNNY 52/59 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 83 which attract a variety of birds to their backyards. This event occurs during winter to coincide with the arrival of migratory species of birds. UF students receive free admission to the Florida Museum Students with valid Gator 1 Cards 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 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 valid Gator 1 Cards receive free admission. 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?RUB Entertainment presents: Neon Nights with local DJs. Dance under neon lights, enjoy snacks and design tie-dye T-shirts and other activities. Also, win amazing prizes. So come and show off your glow Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. For more information, email rub.specialevents@gmail.com. Gators for Haven Hospice G4HH is an organization that provides networking opportunities for hospice volunteers at UF while promoting the goals of Haven Hospice. Join us at our meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. to find out more info on our upcoming volunteer opportunities. Visit gators4hh.com or contact us at gators4hh@gmail. com. Global Health Case Competition Seeking graduate and undergraduate students interested in involvement with a global health case competition at UF The Global Health Case Competition, a student-led initiative, is seeking students from diverse graduate and undergraduate departments to serve as department representatives for a Spring case competition. Find out more about the Global Health Case Competition and opportunities for involvement: sites.google.com/site/ ufghcc2014/home or email arwang@ufl.edu. Robot lab recruitment meeting Join us for an information session Thursday at 7:20 p.m. in UFs MAEB 211 about UFs Machine Intelligence Laboratory robot projects including SubjuGator (a submarine) and PropaGator (a boat) projects. We will discuss the results of last years competitions and explore the current problems we are interested in solving over the next year. We will also discuss our CongreGators swarm project (with copters and dune buggies). See tinyurl.com/UF-MILs14 for a flier about the meeting and mil.ufl.edu for more information about our projects. HSFs scholarship presentation and upcoming activities The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Chapter invites you to its first meeting of the semester. Members will present on various available scholarships as well as give an overview of the exciting plans that are in store for the Spring semester. Enjoy free pizza and beverages with them on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in McCarty B Room G108. Cinema Verde seeks vendors Cinema Verdes fifth annual Environmental Film and Arts Festival is seeking vendors for its eco fair, which will be held on Feb. 15. The festival features more than 30 films on topics including food, water, waste, energy, animals, sustainable life, business and government. Vendor applications and information are available online or via email at penny@cinemaverde.org. Fourth Annual Run for Your Heart 5K On Feb. 2, the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists Operation Heart is hosting a 5K to encourage cardiovascular fitness in the community as part of American Heart Awareness Month. The run starts at 8 a.m. at Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th St. Registration is $15 before the race or $20 the morning of the event. All proceeds go toward the organizations efforts to provide blood pressure and cholesterol screenings to the Gainesville community. For more registration information, go to the events Facebook page, or email ASPOperationHeart@ gmail.com. Yulee Railroad Days vendor applications open Entertainers and vendors of handmade arts and crafts: Welcome to the annual Yulee Railroad Days, which will be held March 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information about applying to the festival, visit sites.google.com/site/archerhistoricalsociety/home. The event is sponsored by 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 eight 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. The event is sponsored by the Alachua County Medical Society and Alachua County Medical Alliance. Backyard Birding Tour tickets on sale 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, Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 KELLY VOLLMERAlligator Contributing WriterMore than 200 people have impersonated him. More than three writers have attempted to murder him. Its no mystery why this 127-year-old inspector caused conand free. A Chicago district judge settled the case on copyright by ruling that Sir Arthur Conan Doyles Sherlock the U.S. public domain, according to the December ruling. Jeff Harrison, a professor in the UF Levin College of Law who specializes in copyright, said the decision means that anyone can use the characters. You couldnt claim that theyre your own, but you dont have to get permission from the (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary) Estate, which owned the rights to the stories, he said. It happens to every copyrighted character eventually, he said, using Superman and Mickey Mouse as examples. Attorney and writer Leslie Klinger won the lawsuit against the Estate for public ownership. He said he believes that fans should be able to interpret the stories in their own ways. Everybody loves the stories. Everybody has their own picture of what Holmes looks like, he said. Any friend of Sherlock Holmes is a friend of mine. Klinger said he fears the Estate characters under copyright. The Estate did serve the funcweed out what they perceived as the crap, Klinger said, but thats their censorship. At UFs SwampCon over the weekend, fans had their own opinions. UF alumna Amber Hollingsworth has led panel discussions about the BBC show Sherlock and other characters at conventions for about 10 years. She said she knows of diehard fans of the original works known collectively as the canon who would not approve of newer stories. There are people who are in that canon purist arena ... that are not fans of anything that veers from the canon as prescribed, she said. Hollingsworth doesnt think the copyright expiration will change the integrity of the character. She said she looks forward to further public creations of Sherlock. Camila Rodriguez, an 18-yearold UF English freshman, said that as long as creators honor the original characters, new works are acceptable. I mean, hes Sherlock Holmes, for Gods sake, she said after Hollingsworths discussion. You have to respect that hes brilliant. Only Sir Arthur Conan Doyle features a quote from Doyle recorded when a British writer working on a play about Holmes asked permission to give the detective a wife. You may marry him, murder him, or do anything you like to him, he said.Sherlock Holmes now fair game for other authors adaptions HE WAS BOOKED INTO JAIL AT ABOUT 8:20 A.M. MONDAY. JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgAfter a series of unfortunate events featuring a foot chase, a Chapstick container full of cocaine and a shoe stuffed with marijuana, police arrested an Alachua man on various drug charges. Alachua Police Department arrested 23-year-old Jarrick Martell Edwards on charges of cocaine, marijuana and drug equipment possession as well as resisting an lation of probation charges, according to an arrest report. stopped Edwards for a pedestrian violation near Northwest 134th Terrace and asked to see his ID. Edwards did not have his ID, felony probation, according to the report. smelled marijuana, and Edwards said he had just come out of a car where the occupants were smoking marijuana. wards and found a pink Chapstick container full of cocaine as well as a blue plastic bag with cocaine. Edwards was also holding $498 in cash, which he laid on the hood of the patrol car during the search. to put his hands behind his back, he ran. intersection of Northwest 135th Terrace and Northwest 154th Avenue, according to the report. they noticed a small plastic baggy with marijuana was in a shoe that fell off of him. couldnt breathe, so they called EMT responders, who took him to Spring Hill Medical Center, according to the report. caine on Edwards at the hospital. the Alachua County Jail at about 8:20 a.m., where he remained as of press time.Alachua man arrested with marijuana in shoes, cocaine in Chapstick tubeThe stories have become public domain Females who drank heavily were more likely to have a high-rank jobtion. The mean age was 56, Foster said. While estrogen is both neurotrophic acts like a growth hormone and neuroprotective shielding brain cells from toxins these protective effects decline as estrogen declines with age. Foster also noted that the female participants to have a higher occupational position, while this was not true in men. One way to keep cognition intact is to exercise cognitive functions, Foster said. Having occupations and recreations that engage cognitive processes are more likely to underlie the protection from heavy drinking. Akhil Kundhavaram, 21, UF anthropology senior, acknowledged the study but said it wouldnt make an impact on his life. The way I see it, college is four years, Kundhavaram said. Im not going to be drinking like this all my life. DRINKING, from page 1Sunscreen dispensers supported, too in getting student feedback on how they feel about the issue. According to a gameday code of conduct guide on the University Police website, having open containers of alcohol on public streets, sidewalks and thoroughfares violates a city ordinance. The ordinance is enforced throughout campus. The University of Georgia, the University of Missouri, Florida State University and the University of Central Florida have implemented some form of open-container policies for home football games, according to the background section of the bill. Referendums are nonbinding and are only meant to provide feedback to SG and administration. Were really excited to see how students respond to it, Whiddon said. Another resolution passed Tuesday supports the Department of Recreational Sports plan to put free sunscreen dispensers at Broward Outdoor Recreation Complex and the University Village South volleyball courts, next to Southwest Recreation Center. Senate President Pro-Tempore Elliot Grasso, who was one of the bills authors, said he spearheaded the program by proposing it to the RecSports board of directors, of which he is a member. The resolution commends RecSports for launching the sunscreen program and for providing students with proper resources to live a healthier lifestyle, according to the text. Grasso said RecSports is going to fund the pilot program, which means purchasing two 10-liter cases of sunscreen. Grasso said he doesnt know how much the project would cost or if it will be broadened later. Were not sure how the project is going to be expanded right now, he said. Were just focusing on the pilot program. The dispensers will be installed during Spring Break. SENATE, from page 1Florida does not recognize same-sex unions from other statesture for Florida same-sex couples. Terry Fleming, co-president for the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida board of directors, and his partner have been together for 16 years. Fleming said he is eager to see how the issue will unfold. moving forward to overturn this unfair ban here in Florida, he said. This is major step forward in recognized support of equal rights for all citizens. Fleming said he doesnt want to leave Florida, where same-sex marriage is currently barred, to get married. Being able to celebrate where you live with family and friends is very important to all people, Fleming said. My partner and I are looking forward to the day we can do that. But even if Fleming went elsewhere to get married, his marriage would not be recognized in his home state. In 2008, Florida voters approved an amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage. Alexandra Danovitch, a 21-year-old UF business and political science senior, said Its completely unnecessary that they are not allowed to get married, she said. Its not fair that people in one state get to get married and not in another. MARRIAGE, from page 1 Everybody loves the stories. Everybody has their own picture of what Holmes looks like. Any friend of Sherlock Holmes is a friend of mine.Leslie Klingerattorney, writer and Sherlock expert Having occupations and recreations that engage cognitive processes are more likely to underlie the protection from heavy drinking.Thomas FosterMcKnight Brain Institute chair for cognitive aging and memory research

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TOURISM AND CLIMATE ATTRACT PEOPLE. ALISON ECKERLEAlligator Contributing WriterFloridians tend to be annoyed by tourists. Some have accents, drive more aggressively and run screaming out of the ocean when they see harmless moon jelAccording to demographic experts, however, some of the tourists may be here to stay. An article by The Associated Press reported that Floridas population will surpass that of New York in the next two years, making it the third largest state in the country. Floridas population grew at a rate of 2.7 percent from 2010 to 2012, and New Yorks population has only been growing at 1 percent per year for the past two years, according to data from the census bureau. Stanley Smith, population program director at UFs Bureau of Economic and Business Research, explained some possible reasons for why its happening. People in their 20s, 30s and 40s are attracted to jobs dustries, he said. Those in their 50s and 60s are attracted to the climate. Florida has a long history of growth, he said. As for the populations effect on UF, Smith said the impact will be notable. He said campus may not expand physically, but the growth of distance learning could bring UF degrees to more new residents. Many inand out-of-state students like Florida for many of the same reasons Smith listed. Alyssa King, a 19-year-old UF biology freshmen from Rockland County, N.Y. about 20 minutes outside New York City said she enjoys the Southern hospitality. The people are so nice, she said. They open the door for you. Sarasota native Shane Ahles, a 21-year-old UF economics junior, said he appreciates the climate. I like the fact that you can play sports year-round outside, he said, adding that he enjoys the beaches as well. Stella Heekin, who hails from Woodinville, Wash., said she loves attending UF because of the school spirit. I spent the most time here out of all my college tours, the 18-year-old UF public relations freshman said. The atmosphere is what I wanted. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 Matthew Martyr / AlligatorHanging OutCorey Souza, an anthropology doctoral candidate, performs with S-Connection on Tuesday in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The performance was part of the Years Forward MLK event. Move over, New York: Florida soon to become the third-largest state Top 5 states with the highest-projected populations for 2013 1. California 38,332,521 2. Texas 26,448,193 3. New York 19,651,127 4. Florida 19,552,860 5. Illinois 12,882,135

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Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator 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. 112 TOTAL VOTES88% YES 12% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Is having a Wendys in the Reitz Union better than Burger King? Todays question: Do you drink alcohol on campus on gamedays? Gimme sugar:Sugar baby site no worse than OkCupidCall it a millennial thing: Online dating is now, more or less, an acceptable way to meet someone. For college students, it makes sense. Among going to classes, working part-time jobs, balancing extracurriculars and browsing the slim pickings of the Gainesville-nightlife scene, solution, complete with matrices that calculate who your best matches are based on personality. Plus theres the added convenience of being able to browse dating options in the comfort of your own home preferably in a pair of sweatpants. A new kind of dating website, Seeking Arrangements, offers a unique twist to the dating equation. Seeking Arrangements caters to sugar daddies and sugar babies. In laymans terms, Seeking Arrangements users seek mutually is open to interpretation. On Tuesday, we reported that UF ranked No. 21 on a list of fastest-growing sugar baby universities, calculated by the number of Seeking Arrangements sign-ups. The news is a bit surprising. Unlike South or Central Florida, Gainesville isnt exactly crawling with wealthy older men. But numbers dont lie, and UF students have spoken: Theyre ready to cash in on their youthful good looks, sharp wit and stunning intellect. Ever since its birth, Seeking Arrangements has come unOf course, not all transactions made between Seeking Arrangements users are innocent, and its impossible to gauge how many women are trading sex for money. But is it really any worse than the myriad of dating websites that already exist? As any OkCupid user can tell you, the number of creepy messages requesting and, more often, begging for or demanding no-strings-attached sex are blog where Asian women submit messages theyve received The Internet has brought us many great things: the Dombetter or for worse, opened a new world of sexual transactions. People make money by performing on webcams. The Internet porn industry is booming, and a no-strings-attached as long as there is OkCupid and Craigslist, there will be quick sexual transactions. However, many sugar babies have published written accounts of their nonsexual arrangements, so such is possible. Before you condemn a student for using Seeking Arrangements to pay for college, ask yourself: Would you rather receive message after nasty message on OkCupid while working a lame part-time job at Jamba Juice, or would you rather be paid for your time and personality? WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITORLetters to the EditorBlue light app available nowFellow students, Today marks the launch of a new mobile safety application provided by Student Government as a complement to the already existing safety and security effort taking place on campus. TapShield is a unique service that pairs state-of-the-art technology with campus safety to provide students with the ability to summon help from anywhere on campus at anytime, and allows emerOnce the app is downloaded, users can alert campus dispatch and initiate a two-way communication via a direct phone call or silent messaging during an emergency. With one tap, emergency responders are promation including a picture, personal characteristics and medical details that will aid responding authorities as they address the emergency situation. Among the other applications that were considered, TapShield stands above the rest. TapShield is the only application that features one-touch emergency alert, two-way messaging between users and dispatch, a timer option designed to provide security while walking home or going for a run, and yank technology, which signals an emergency by yanking headphones from the device. Student Government sincerely hopes that students emergency response. Nonetheless, we are aware that responders, reduce response time and increase student safety on campus. Students can download the application by searching visiting TapShield.com from a smartphone and clicking Go Gators, Cory Yeffet Student Senate PresidentIn response to Lauren Adamsons Tuesday column: The problem with selfies isnt that theyre too vainful its that their focus is wrongDear Alligator, I would like to submit this as a letter to the editor and CC to Lauren Adamson. vain or even prideful. Most of the great philosophers and religions would teach us that lifes meaning is found by serving others, not ourselves. feed the homeless. Or volunteer at a pet rescue. Or join one of those environmental groups that remove invasively dangerous plants like the air potatoes shading out our trees and water hyacinth choking our canals. in life. your external appearance. If you take 15 minutes styling your hair in the that it came out well. But if you think youre better than someone with frizzy, matted hair, youre not just vain. Youre a bigot. as racism but they come from the same dark place of the heart the idea that youre better than someone else because of your physical external traits. Sincerely, William Deich UF computer science alumnus and current Mindtree software engineer

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Gainesvilles own Grooveshark co-founder Josh Greenberg addressed an auditorium full of UF millennials last week. The talk touched on the Internet, entrepreneurship and failure. Their message can be summed up as such: Take a risk, do not be afraid to fail, and if you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life. The presentation, full of memes and the occasional cat picture we are talking about the Internet, after all was meant to encourage a group of young people to realize all of the wealth of information and opportunity that is in front of them. Ohanian and Greenberg told their stories of triumph, failure and risk-taking. Ohanian recalled how the founders of Reddit were sent to Yahoo headquarters, only to be rudely criticized by an executive. Greenberg recalled some of the obstacles Grooveshark faced in its onset. Regardless of these hurdles in the way of their Internet success stories, they persevered, powered through and prevailed. The event was inspiring. It made me feel like I should start my own Internet company. But the thing I took away from the event more powerful than any startup story was the unbridled power of a young persons spirit. Take these individuals: At face value, they are just two young people. Only one of them has a college degree, and both described themselves as having a geeky adolescence. With this in mind, it is hard to imagine theyd later attain such success. But the intangibles made the difference the drive, the determination and the realization that they could start something big. What do you attribute that to? Id say its the power of a young persons spirit. We all have it, but many of us dont realize how powerful it is. When we fail and we will we are young enough to believe that there will always be another opportunity for us to take advantage of. The power of a young person comes from the way he or she sees the world. The world seems to be so open for the taking. As college students, we have not yet gotten a real taste of the world. As we sit in our dorm rooms and classrooms thinking about our future endeavors in the real world, we can do so only by picturing the real world in the way it should work, not the way it does work. Even though this sounds like a negative outlook, its not. We need starry eyed idealism in this world. We need visionaries who see the world differently. Though some might think they are crazy, we need those young people crazy enough to think differently. This harkens back to the famous 1997 Apple commercial where the people who think they are crazy enough to change the world are the ones who do. You may be thinking, thats good and thats great. But how does this affect me? I cant start a business. Im just a college student with a literature degree. It would be too easy to rattle off the names of successful college-aged entrepreneurs, Ohanian and Greenberg included, to combat this mindset. But I would suggest taking a look in your backyard. Surprisingly, Gainesville is becoming an entrepreneurial hub. There are so many incubators and advisers willing to help your startup idea. Start by taking the Introduction to Entrepreneurship class. Go to the Innovation Hub and Starter Space. And really, thats just the beginning. When you see this thriving entrepreneurial community in Gainesville and all of the information and resources at your disposal, you begin to think, Should I start something? instead of Could I start something? And why not now? Youre a young person after all. Michael Beato is a UF economics sophomore. His column appears on Wednesdays.Entrepreneurs in Gainesville prove that idealism earns jobsColumn Michael Beatoopinions@alligator.org Its no secret that college graduates are facing an uphill battle these days, unless you have an in-demand major such as accounting, engineering or computer science in which case, youre set. Outstanding student loan debt has nearly doubled since 2007 and now sits at about $1.2 trillion. The unemployment rate for recent college graduates is still around 8 percent, compared to about 7 percent for the general population. And the U.S. ranks second to last in the world in terms of parents perception of their kids money management skills, according to Visas International Financial Literacy Barometer 2012. Although a college education continues to provide a solid return on investment, students must be ready to put their best foot forward when entering the real world. That means you should begin using credit as soon as possible and contemplate a move to a new city. Allow me to explain. Whether you know exactly what a credit score is at this point let alone where you stand its important that you understand just how critical credit is to adult life. Not only does your credit standing dictate which loans and credit cards you can get approved for, but it also impacts the insurance premiums that you pay, your ability to lease a car or rent an apartment and your odds of being hired for a job that involves a security clearance or the handling of money. Thats where credit cards enter the picture. While the thought of college kids using credit is enough to give many parents nightmares, credit cards are actually the most able provided that you use them responsibly. They report account information to the major credit bureaus on a monthly basis, and the information in your resulting credit reports is what credit scores cial institutions and other decision cial responsibility. As long as you always pay your bill on time and avoid using too much of your available credit, the information in your reports will be positive, and your credit standing will improve. You dont even need to make purchases with plastic if you dont want to because simply having an open credit card account that is in good standing will improve your credit. College students are also in a position to garner unusually impressive card terms, considering their limited income and largely unprovcompanies understand that a college degree comes with above-average earning potential, while a college students youth offers the potential and a lot of resulting revenue. For example, the BankAmericard Cash Rewards Credit Card for Students offers 3 percent cash back on gas, 2 percent on groceries and 1 percent on everything else. The Journey Student Rewards Credit Card from Capital One offers 1.25 percent cash back across all purchases during months that you pay your bill on time. Opening such a card would therefore help you save on shortterm expenses as well as over the long-haul, via a higher credit score. In addition, employment opportunities are not geographically consistent. Local economies are recovering at different rates from the Great Recession, different areas are dominated by different industries and cost-of-living-adjusted salaries vary widely. Thats why its worth checking out CardHubs rankings of the best and worst cities for small-business employees. Why small business? ernment job source in the country, employing nearly half of the private workforce and adding more than 60 percent of the new jobs created in the last 20 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. CardHub therefore compared the 30 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, using 10 different metrics designed to evaluate the current small business job market in each area as well as its growth prospects moving forward. Three Florida cities Tampa (9), Miami (11), and Orlando (12) crack the top 15 in the rankings, but if you are considering a more substantial move, you might want to check out Denver, Boston, Minneapolis, Seattle and San Francisco, ies for small-business employees. Those cities offer relatively high starting salaries, industrial variety and many small-business employers per capita. On the other side of the coin, places like San Diego, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Riverside and Detroit boast lethargic economic growth, relatively high unemployment and fewer overall options for new entrants to the job market. At the end of the day, college is about preparing you for the real world. Youre supposed to study for a career and learn socialization, but major life skills like money management are too often left off the agenda. You may therefore have to do a bit of independent study to ready your credit score and job apOdysseas Papadimitriou is the CEO of CardHub.comCollege students: Its time to start studying for good creditGuest columnOdysseas PapadimitriouSpeaking Out This week, we celebrated the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., the most well-known and important leader of the American civil rights movement. King sought to use the power of nonviolent protest and his unparalleled oratorical skills to promote social and political equality for all Americans, regardless of race, color or economic status. Kings activism and oratory, most famously displayed during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, helped ensure the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. These two pieces of legislaracial segregation, discrimination and disenfranchisement. Kings legacy extends beyond his role in the struggle for racial equality. He also began the Poor Peoples Campaign, which was an effort to improve the economic status of impoverished and working Americans of all races. America has made great strides in the area of racial freedom and equality over manifested in the election and re-election ever, the economic aspect of Kings message has largely been forgotten and ignored, even as the ranks of the poor and underprivileged continue to swell. The problems facing Americas middle and working classes are vast in size ployment rate has fallen to 6.7 percent, much of that decline has resulted from millions simply giving up on looking for work. The federal minimum wage of $7.25 is barely enough to keep many out of poverty. The gap between rich and poor in the U.S. is wider than in any other country in the developed world. Since 2009, 95 percent of all income gains have gone to the top 1 percent of earners, while middleand working-class incomes have stagnated or even declined. Kings dream of a nation free of racial discrimination has not yet been realized. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, police brutality and harassment on the basis of race has increased in recent years. In one study, 25 percent of pomost likely because of his/her race. Restrictive voting laws are roadblocks in the path toward racial equality. According to a study, provisions such as those reducing early voting hours and creating stringent ID requirements in order to vote could have a disproportionate effect on racial minorities. The Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, which overturned a critical section of the Voting Rights Act, only compounds the problem of political inequity for minorities. Although Congress is currently working on an amendment to the Voting Rights Act that would restore many of the protections stripped away by the court, that legislations future is uncertain. When King was assassinated in 1968, he was helping Memphis sanitation workers organize for better pay and working conditions as part of the Poor Peoples Campaign. Today, middleand working-class Americans face many of the same challenges they did. There is little doubt King would be speaking out on their behalf were he alive today. Elliot Levy is a UF political science and public relations junior. His column appears on Wednesdays.Too little civil rights progressColumn Elliot Levyopinions@alligator.org

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8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 TODAY IS TECHNICAL DAY. NICK DANGELOAlligator Contributing WriterTies were straightened, resumes were stacked, and comfortable shoes were switched to heels. Gators were prepared for Career Showcase. Professional headshots were offered free dIn photo area. the Career Resource Center, said Heather White, director of the CRC. Kenneth Haskins, a UF food and resource White said she expects a turnout of more The event continues to grow and attract UFs Career Showcase is the largest career fair in the southeast, said White. There was was not the perfect briefcase or a killer suit great about the two internships he applied for. Students showcase their stuffRESEARCH NICOLE GIAQUINTOAlligator Contributing Writer ing strides in shortening the time it fect smiles. The Department of Orthodontics in ing a trial using a new device that emits aligners to decrease the amount of time What we hope to see is that this one For patients wearing traditional braces, the device has been shown to The device, called AcceleDent Aura, nologies Inc. It is available for about $1,000 from some orthodontists. Calogero Dolce, the chair of UFs Department of Orthodontics, said he is kids will be done sooner, which is a said. with braces for the second time in about She thinks a lot of patients will want to use this new device. If I could have had these off in six months, I would have paid double the Pulses could straighten teeth What we hope to see is that this one certain pulse frequency will allow the tooth to move faster.Timothy Wheelerprofessor in the College of Dentistry

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. SS & VA ARE WELCOME!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 MADISON ON 20th 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th St. 1BR/$475, 2BR/$595. 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 1-24-14-14-2 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 1-22-14-7-2 $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 AVAILABLE AUG 1ST. 4BR/2BA Nice house. Quiet street. Washer/dryer provided, privacy fenced yard. 1330 NW 39th St. $1200 352-339-2342, text or call. More houses at gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 1-2414-14-2 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 AVAILABLE AUG 1. 3BR/1BA Very nice house. Washer/dryer provided, dishwasher, wood floors, very private backyard 924 NW 9th Ave, 9 blks to UF $1100/mo 352-3392342. gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 1-24-14-5-2 WALK TO UFLive in prestigious Jackson Square. 2 BR condos avail. $1300-$1600 mo. 352-505-5049 6-16-14-74-28 BLOCKS TO UFSpacious 2BR/1BA, island kitchen. Plenty of parking! $675 mo. 352-505-5049 6-19-14-74-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 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 LAKEFRONT HOUSE. 2 miles east of down town. 3/2, nice kitchen, laundry, garage, 24' x 36' screened room. $400 Quiet neighbor hood. Call Dave 352-281-2200 2-12-1416-4 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 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 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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ALLIGATOR 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 BOOKS: Changes may be genetically engineered, outside us or inside us, with or without our consent. WONDERS AND TRAGEDIES, a science fiction novel, is by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 2-12-14-20-10 BOOKS: The future may be beautiful, terrible, bewildering. People will have to deal with it somehow. REMEMBERING THE FUTURE: science fiction stories by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 2-12-1420-10 BOOKS: After global catastrophe, how will we rebuild our world? What vision will we follow? And who will corrupt it? WILDERNESS, a science fiction novel, is by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 2-12-14-20-10 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 4-23-72-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 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

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12, ALLIGATOR NO MONEY NO MONEY NO MONEY MODELS WANTED for local registry & photographic display. No exp necessary. Female/male. PT w/career opp for some. For interview call 352-363-8364 1-22 14-3-13 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. RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER FULL TIME POSTIONSales driven person to train student sales staff in outside newspaper advertising sales, emphasis on developing new business. Motivator needed who works well with a constantly changing staff. Duties include training university students in outside newspaper sales, layout and copy writing. Must work well within and meet daily deadlines. Good organizational skills a must. Newspaper ad sales background an advantage. Modest salary, good benefits and excellent working environment. With resume, send cover letter that must include salary requirements, to: General Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator, P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 or email to tcarey@alligator.org. No phone calls please. EOE 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 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 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 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 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 Become a part of our Web services team. Seeking an individual experienced in using HTML, CSS, Java Script and WordPress. Must possess the ability to create a visually appealing websites that adheres to the standards and usability guidelines ensuring web presences are accessible and useable to all groups including those with disabilities. Skilled in recognizing computer system deficiencies and implementing effective solutions a plus. Our team manages the UF home Web page. The individual must be able to provide web assistance to UF Information Technology and support units campus wide. Minimum of 10 hrs/week with salary of $15.00. If interested, please contact Kim Standifer at standik@ufl.edu. 2-3-14-14 New Horizons Hiring Event1/27/14 at 9:00 a.m. $10hr + commission & leadership opportunities call Larina for details 352-642-1987 1-28-14-10-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT Knowledge of bookkeeping, Quickbooks accounting software. Flexible schedule. $8/hr Email resume ASAP, your specific skills to officegnv@gmail.com 1-24-14-8-14 Tutor for middle school child needed M-Th from 4-6pm in our home (Jonesville area). Help with keeping organized and on track with assignments, some math tutoring need ed as well 352-514-7772 1-22-14-5-14 Summer Jobs $2400 for 8 weeks Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs male and female camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 9th August 2nd. Please contact Krys Ragland at 352 455-4267 or Krys@feyc.org. 4-23-1464-14 Wanted Accounting MAC students CPA Firm needs data input ,payroll, quickbooks.book keeping and exper tax preparers.Full/Part Staff or interns. More experience more $$$ Start today. resume 352-337-0040 1-2414-5-14 Child Care Teachers Needed VPK Assistant/Afterschool Teacher M-F 9:00am-6:30pm Experience and 40 hour child care training course preferred. $8-9 per hour: Call 352-375-8900 1-28-147-14 ITC Defense seeking reliable students for 10 hrs/wk @ $8/hr. Great resume builder doing government contract research & social media strategy. Send resumes to: ITCStudent@ITCDefense.com 1-31-1410-14 Very busy optometry practice seeking detail oriented team member who is able to multitask and is great with people. This is a part time position. Please do not reply if not able to work the hours listed. $9.00 per hour. 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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Poll questionWith only about two weeks until National Signing Day, how would you grade the Gators 2014 recruiting class? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. Gators in the pollsThe Florida softball team opened the season ranked fourth in the NFCA preseason poll. Florida opens its season against USF in Tampa on Feb. 6.The UF mens tennis team opens its dualmatch season today. Read the story online at alligatorSports.org. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynIf there ever were a point during Billy Donovans tenure at Florida when he needed a deep bench, this would be the year. Gone are the days of playing three starters for 30 or more minutes each game like the Gators did en route to winning a second straight national championship in 2007. Because of injuries and suspensions this season, Donovan has been forced to spread playing time more evenly across the board. However, the bench has answered the call for No. 6 Florida so far, and Donovan said thats been a key to the Gators 15-2 start and nine-game winning streak. I think one of the things thats been good with our team is our team has recognized that when weve been down a man or have been short some personnel, weve had some other guys step into some roles, Donovan said. And I tell our guys all the time, Whether you play 12 minutes or play 25 minutes, what are you doing with the amount of time or minutes that youre being given? With the regular season just passing the halfway point, the Gators bench is on pace to have seen the most playing time under Donovan since KenPom. com started keeping track of the stat in 2007. Floridas bench has played 34.4 percent of Floridas minutes this season. In the seven years KenPom.com has kept statistics on bench percentage minutes, Donovan has limited his role players playing time to 28 percent or fewer each year, which was one of the lowest in the nation. But with early-season suspensions MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Writer @Morgan_MoriartyThe true foundation for any elite defense It starts on the recruiting trail. UFs current 2014 recruiting class is ranked ninth in the country and currently consists of 22 commits. Nine of those are on defense. Last season, true freshman Vernon Hargreaves III one of the most highly touted recruits of 2013 had an immediate impact at UF. There are several recruits in this years class who have the talent to become playmakers immediately. One of the most sought after defensive backs in the 2014 class is Jalen Tabor, who is already enrolled and on campus at Florida. Tabor was originally committed to Arizona, Armour All-America Game. Tabor, the No. 10 player in the Rivals.com top-100 rankings, is a physical corner with very good instincts at the position. With cornerbacks Marcus Roberson and Loucheiz Purifoy leaving school early for the NFL Draft, Tabor has the skillset that could earn him a starting spot opposite Hargreaves. Four-star defensive tackle Thomas Holley bally committing to Penn State. Holley gets off blocks well, and he has pretty decent speed for his 6-foot-4, nearly 300-pound frame. He is a decent pass rusher as well a staple of defensive coordinator D.J. Durkins scheme. Holley is the No. 2 defensive tackle in the Kan Li / Alligator StaffDeVon Walker attempts a layup down the lane during Floridas 72-50 win against Georgia on Jan. 14 in the OConnell Center. SEE HOOPS, P A GE 15UF has No. 10 overall prospectGators planning to extend defensive dominance with top recruitsSEE RECRUIT, P A GE 15Bench contributors playing major role I think one of the things thats been good with our team is our team has recognized that when weve been down a man or have been short some personnel, weve had some other guys step into some roles. And I tell our guys all the time, Whether you play 12 minutes or play 25 minutes, what are you doing with the amount of time or minutes that youre being given?Billy DonovanUF coach FRESHMAN HAS BEEN ON CAMPUS FOR MORE THAN A MONTH. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynOrlandos WFTV sports anchor Christian Bruey reported Monday night via his Twitter account (@CBrueyWFTV) that freshman forward Chris Walker, who is awaiting an NCAA waiver to play, would be cleared following Floridas matchup with Alabama on Thursday night. But on Tuesday, coach Billy Donovan said that there have not been any signs from the NCAA that would point to Walkers debut coming any time soon. As it relates to Chris, just listen to us and our school, Donovan said. Im not going to address it anymore. Certainly, were hopeful he gets back soon, but theres been no indication that theres any truth to that at all. Whenever he gets cleared, and certainly we all hope its soon, believe me, Im not going to throw a guy in a game and have him pop up and you guys not be aware of it. The minute he gets eligible, cleared and hes able to play, Ill let you know. Anything else thats out there about that is not true. Donovan added that he does not know all the details of the situation because the conversations are limited to Walker, the NCAA and the UF administration. The only thing Ive been trying to do with Chris is each and every day trying to help him get better as a player, provide the resources he needs academically, (and) try to work with him on the court to get better, Donovan said.Florida still awaiting news of Walker eligibility The minute he gets eligible, cleared and hes able to play, Ill let you know. Anything else thats out there about that is not true.Billy DonovanUF coach

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ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssaBridget Sloans 2013 campaign ended with the Southeastern Conference Freshman Gymnast of the Year award. This year is shaping up to be just as good. After Floridas road win against Auburn on Friday, Sloan was named SEC Gymnast of the Week. I really feel like Im back, Sloan said. It shows how much hard work you put in obviously throughout the entire preseason, but then at the meet, you really let it shine. At Auburn, I really did have just a great meet, and it was awesome to have them look at how I did and award me for my accomplishment. Sloan improved her scores in all four events from Floridas opening meet against UCLA to Auburn. Against the Tigers, she matched her collegiate best on vault with a 9.95. Coach Rhonda Faehn is happy with Sloans strong showing so far this season. Shes had such tremendous success last year, Faehn said. But shes trying to not only continue that success this year but to be such a great team leader and continue to push herself. Faehn said Sloan was not content with her entire performance despite her all-around win with a score of 39.70. Sloans 9.925 on the balance beam her lowest score of the meet was a point of queswhat she had been marked off for and immediately started thinking of how to correct it. She just drilled it [Monday], Faehn said. That one area she kept going over and over on her own and it just shows me that she really has that inner drive to continue to get better. Faehn said she was for the most part happy with how her entire squad overcame the challenge of the fast turnaround with only two practices between the UCLA and Auburn meets. We only had one practice to which is one area where we really needed to make some improvements especially from the UCLA competition, Faehn said. I was thrilled with the way we came out and performed at Auburn. Again, there were little mistakes here or there, but it didnt effect the overall result. UF has a little more time to settle in and practice this week before against Georgia on Friday. I know that our team feels theyve gained some experience said. dence. meets, Faehn said there is no plan in place this early in the season to prevent that from happening in the OConnell Center on Friday. We never sit there and say we cant have any falls because theyre human and this is what the whole season is for, is to work the bugs out and to gain experience, Faehn said. Yeah its wonderful to be able to have everyone hit all the time, but thats just not really reality. 14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 Sarah Davis / Alligator Sophomore looks to build on decorated freshman seasonSloan named SEC Gymnast of the Week

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2014 class. UF needs depth at tackle after losing Dominique Easley to the 2014 NFL Draft and Damien Jacobs to graduation. Another four-star defensive tackle that will bolster the position is Khairi Clark, a Hollywood native. Clark represented the East in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl earlier this month where he recorded two tackFlorida last weekend. He has been committed to UF since June 2013. The No. 5 defensive end in the 2014 class, Gerald Willis III, picked UF over his home school, LSU. Willis has impressive speed getting around the edge and could get reps early, as sophomore Jonathan Bullard and redshirt freshman Bryan Cox Jr. topped the depth chart at defensive end during the latter part of last season. Adding even more depth to the defensive back corps for Florida is Duke Dawson. Dawson is another early enrollee who getting a season of spring football under his belt. During his senior season at Dixie County High, he registered 41 total tackles, including 29 solo tackles. A major UF target ranked in the Jackson. He is the No. 6 recruit in the nation, according to the website. Jackson could end up signing a letter of intent with UF due to his interest while attending college. Jackson has narrowed down his choices to UF, UCLA and USC, according to 247Sports.com. He plans three schools on Jan. 31. best in the SEC for the last two season with a 4-8 record, the Gator defense was among the top three teams in scoring, rushing, passing and total statistics. With its current class, Florida is poised to rank highly again. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15 Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffLoucheiz Purifoy sacks Georgias Aaron Murray (11) for a safety at EverBank Field on Nov. 2, 2013, in Jackson ville. Florida is looking for one of its recruits to replace Purifoys production after he left for the NFL Draft. Florida adding talented recruits to improve defensive line, secondaryJackson Kurtz tripled points totalof Scottie Wilbekin and Dorian Finney-Smith and lingering injury problems, Donovan has relied heavily on DeVon Walker and Jacob Kurtz to keep his team relevant. Early in the year, clearly (Kurtz) was in the rotation where he was playing 18 to 22 minutes a game, Donovan said. We start to get some players played, some games in foul trouble he has stepped in. DeVon, we had the situation at Arkansas, (so) we started him in the game and he gave us some really good minutes. Walker has gone from averaging less than one point and one rebound during his four minutes per game last year to averaging 3.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in nearly 17 minutes per contest. Kurtz has already nearly tripled the total number of points he Florida (14) in just 16 games this season (35). You need to take and utilize what you have with the amount the best job you can, Donovan said. So those guys have handled themselves very, very well, where play, which is the most important thing. HOOPS, from page 13 BEISEL WINS AWARD FOR NINTH TIME. LOGAN MCGUIREAlligator Writer@loganjmcguireTwo members of the Florida swimming and diving team were named the Southeastern Conference Swimmers of the Week on Tuesday. Senior Elizabeth Beisel notched her ninth career SEC Female Swimmer of the Week honor. In addition, junior Dan SEC Male Swimmer of the Week award. The awards come followthe Gators and a strong performance from Wallace at the Southern Methodist University Invitational last weekend. Wallace won every individual event he was entered in and notched an NCAA A cut in the 400-yard individual medley after setting the meet and pool record in the event with a time of 3:42.11. It is the fourth fastest time in the country this season. Beisel excelled against Florida Atlantic on Saturday, registering two top-10 times nationally in the 200-yard 500-yard freestyle (4:37.04) on the way to a third straight dual-meet win for Florida. She missed the A cut qualifying 0.11 seconds and by a narrower margin of 0.03 seconds in the freestyle. With six national top-10 times this season, Beisel could qualify for the top heats for all six events in the NCAA Championships in March.Two UF swimmers pick up SEC honors RECR UIT, from page 13

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